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Title: The Monticello news
Uniform Title: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Will H. Bulloch
Place of Publication: Monticello Fla
Creation Date: August 31, 2005
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    Sports
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Home inhalants
Abused By
Teens

Editorial, Page 4


SHARE Tells
September
Signup Dates

Story, Photo, Page 8


King Of Hill
Horseshoe Tourney
Winners Told

Story, PhotosjPage 10


Seminole Boosters
Award
Scholarships

Story, Page 12


Wednesday Morning


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137TH YEAR NO.69, 50 CENTS


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2005


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COMMISSIONERS take a break during a re-
cent budget workshop. The Budget includes
$558,000 for salaries of constitutional offi-


cers. From left, Commissioners
Hall, Danny Monroe, Skeet Joyner, ar
Sutphin. (News Photo)


Lake Miccosukee's Dan


Repair About Comniet


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LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

Barring hurricane-related compli-
cations, the dam repairs at the north
end of Lake Miccosukee are ex-
pected to be completed within the
next two weeks.
That's provided that hurricane
-spawned rainstorms from Katrina
don't inundate the area and force a
delay in the work until the sinkhole
dries up.
"We're probably 98 percent com-
plete at this point," Michael Hill, a
fisheries biologist for the Florida
Freshwater Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC), said
Monday. Hill is overseeing the pro-
ject.
He said the next step will involve
testing the system to.see how well it
performs. The test supposedly will
entail removing the last of the re-
maining steel pilings around the
newly-installed pipe, filling the en-
closure with water, and opening the
valve for a full day.
''It's shaping up," Hill said. "The
pipe has been replaced and the sur-
rounding area packed with concrete.


Two State
Agencies
Involved
in Project

We've exceeded specifications on
every angle. The water management
district is pleased."
Notwithstanding the improve-
ments, Hill said the average person
won't notice much difference with'
the dam, other than that it provides a
nice spot for bank fishing. But the
effects of the repairs on the overall
vitality and viability of the lake will
be far-reaching, he said.
Indeed, absent the $400,000 or
so worth of repairs done to the dam,
the structure stood a good chance of
eventually collapsing, causing an
unintended drawdown of the lake.
Engineers noted a couple of years.
ago that the underground pipe that
allowed for the controlled drainage
of the lake had sprung a leak. Con-
cerned that the leak might expand
and cause the 50-year-old, 84-inch
diameter pipe to collapse, engineers
decided to replace the pipe.


The project is a joint
the FWC and the Departn
vironmental Protection (D
Following the installat
pipe, the next step will
struct a concrete spillway
the pipe.
The new spillway will
existing spillway, which
structed east of the pipe
Cost of the latter project i
to be about $600,000, foi
about $1 million for the
ject.
The concrete spillway
ter to overflow into the b
the lake fills quickly due
tial rains, thus relieving p
the pipe and on other pz
dam.
"When the water come;
will flow over the top of
Hill has explained. "We
overflow diverted to a .
spot, so it won't wash out
The problem will th
spillway is that water got
concrete and undermined
ture. The new spillway v
concrete wall that extend
bottom of the lake, thus
water from getting unde
(See Lake Dam Page 8)


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer
n estimated $558,559, or
$23.015 more than last year, that's
how much the Legislative Commit-
tee on Intergovernmental Relations
t LCIR) estimates constitutional offi-
cers' salaries will cost the county in
the coming year.
It must be pointed out that the sal-
an increases are not always as high
.as the preliminary estimates put out
b the LCIR -- a point local officials
hammer home every year when the
Eugene News publishes the proposed salary
nd Jerry increases.
Indeed, the figures do not become
final until, late September or early
October, and then they are often re-
S vised downward upon the computa-
tion of the final missing components
supplied by the Department of Man-
^ x.-;agement Services.,
Ha- ing underscored the point, the
Following are the proposed salary
venture of increases for constitutional officers
lent of En- for the coming fiscal year: clerk of
IEP) court, property appraiser, tax collec-
ion of the tor and superintendent of school --
be to con- $88,356 each, or $3,666 more than
ay west of last year's salary of $84,690; super-
visor of elections -- $72,253, or
replace the $3,019 more than last year's salary
of $69,234; sheriff -- $96,655, or
in 1990. $3,997 more than last year's salary
is expected of $92,659; and county commission-
r a total of ers -- $24,916, or $1,136 more per
entire pro- commissioner than last year's salary
of $23,780.


allows wa-
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REPAIR of the dam at the north end of. Lake
Miccosukee has been going on for more
than a year. The repairs entail the replace-
ment of a 50-year-old, 84-inch diameter


pipe that had sprung a leak. The pipe allows
for the controlled draining of the lake.
(News Photo)


The proposed salary increases do
not include the additional $2,000
that is available to constitutional of-
ficers who complete the required
certification programs in their par-
ticular areas.
The figures also do not include the
annual performance salary incentive
of between $3,000 and $7,500 that
is available to elected school super-
intendents who have completed the
required certification program.
In the past, the LCIR also calcu-
lated the salaries of School Board
members. But effective 2002, the
Legislature gave local school boards
the authority to determine their own
-members' salaries, as well as those
of school superintendents. Then in
2004, the Legislature returned to the
LCIR the responsibility for calculat-
ing elected school superintendents'-
salaries.
The practice of state law setting
the salaries of constitutional officers
dates from the Constitution of 1885
and was reaffirmed by the 1968 re-
vision of the Florida Constitution,
according to the LCIR.
Population is one of the compo-
nents that figures prominently in the
complex and complicated formula
used by the LCIR to calculate the
salaries of constitutional officers.
Jefferson County, with its estimated
population of 14,000 or so, is at the
low end of the scale.

News Office To
Close For Holiday
The Monticello News will close
Friday afternoon, Sept. 2 for the La-
bor Day Holiday, and reopen 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Deadline for news and advertising
for the Wed, Sept. 7 paper, is noon
Friday, Sept. 2.


All Told, Increases Total.
$23,015 For All Officials


In addition to the population esti-
mate, the salary formula contains
five other components. These com-
ponents are the base salary, the


have chosen home-rule or a char-
tered and consolidated form of gov-
ernment. In the latter counties, offi-
cials set their own salaries and must


Office Current Proposed

Clerk of Court $84,690 $88,356

Property Appraiser $84,690 $88,356

Tax Collector $84,690 $88,356

Supervisor of Elections $69,234 $72,253

Sheriff $92,659 $96,655

Commissioners $23,780 $24,916

School Superintendent $84,690 $88,356


group rate, the initial factor, the an-
nual factor and the cumulative an-
nual factor.
The LCIR-calculated salary in-
creases for constitutional officers do
not apply to officials whose counties


face the consequences with the vot-
ers.
Non-charter county constitutional,
officers generally disavow responsi-.
bility for the salary raises and put;
(See Pay Hikes Page 11)


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FIPEFIGHTERS collect money on the courthouse circle dur-
ing the weekend as part of the Boot Drive to benefit the
Muscular Dystrophy Association. From left, Jeff Benton of
Fire Rescue and Lester Lawrence of the Monticello Volun-
teer Fire Department. (News Photo)

House Upgrade Project

Proceeding Smoothly


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

The consultant firm hired by the
county to handle the $700,000
house rehabilitation project is re-
porting smooth and rapid progress
on the effort.
A representative of the Meridian
Community Service Group reported
to commissioners recently that nine
of the 18 families that had applied to
have their dwellings repaired or re-
placed under the program were hav-
ing their applications processed.


Harold Eastman told commission-
ers that the other nine applications
would be processed as soon as the
original nine were completed.
Eastman said the procedure to de-
termine eligibility of applicants in-
cluded inspections of their houses to
determine if these had lead-based.
paints or asbestos and title searches:
to verify ownership.
In addition, he said, the state had,
to make a determination if structures:
built prior to 1950 had historic'
value. 7
Thus far, recording to Eastman,;
(See House Upgrade Page 8)


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PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., AUGUST 31, 2005
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DEWEY JOHNSON, 23 year employee of the Monticello
News, was honored at a company luncheon, Wednesday,
held at Three Sisters Restaurant, on the occasion of his
73rd birthday. Here he is serenaded by Art and Pat Mor-
thier. (Monticello News)


Seminole Boosters

Elect New Officers


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
Members of the Jefferson
County Seminole Boosters Club
have elected a new slate of officers
and are. preparing for the first meet-
ing of the 2005 season, Sept. 1 at
the Christ Episcopal Fellowship
Hall.
Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the
meeting begins at 7 p.m.
The guest speaker is Keith Jones,
who was the first FSU football
player to achieve the status of
NCAA first-team Academic All-
American, twice.
After graduating in 1981, he went
on to join the Sun Sports Network
in 1988, and won an Emmy Award
in 2002 for his FSU football com-
mentary.
Jones will provide in sight to FSU
football and what can be expected
for this year's run for the Rose
Bowl.
Outgoing club president Katrina
Guerry thanks all club members for
their support during, her tenure as
president.


She presided over her last Board
meeting Aug. 22, when new offi-
cers were elected for the upcoming
year.
These include: Susan Taylor,
president; Danny Taylor, vice-
president; Jim Messer, secretary;
.and Dori Collins, treasurer.
Board of Directors include: Ka-
trina Guerry, Rusty Hamrick, Andy
Jerger, Dean Jerger, Felix Johnston,
Jere Moore, and Sharon Morris.
Two more slots will be filled on
the Board in the near future.
Other positions with the club in-
clude Dessert Committee Chairman
Marcie Hamilton, Golf Tournament
Chairman Dean Jerger; Banquet
Chairman Susan Taylor; Scholarship
Committee Chairman Felix
Johnston; and Door Prize Chairman
Brenda Wilfong.
All members planning to attend
the Sept. 1 meeting are requested to
RSVP Jim Messer at 997-2230 so
how much food to prepare can be
determined.
Rusty Hamrick is preparing hi
Special Recipe chicken for the first
meeting.


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Surplus Sale will begin at 9:00 AM Saturday
Location of Sale Old Jefferson County High School Lunchroom

All items offered for sale will be sold as is with no warrantee
offered or implied, and all sales are final with no exchange or refund.


CHAIRS


COMPUTERS

YEAR BOOKS


TABLES


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CABINETS

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smoothies. Tonight,
make it vegetarian.
Do it for someone
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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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Linda Butler-Stewart New


JES Third Grade Teacher


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Linda Butler Stewart is among-
the new faces on the faculty of Jef-
ferson Elementary School, where
she is teaching students in the third
grade.
She earned a bachelor's degree in
Business Administration, and com-
pleted more than 30 credit hours of
Elementary Education from
Bethune-Cookman College in Day-
tona.
A native of Jacksonville, she re-
located to Melbourne where she
spent some 30 years.
For more than 10 years, she has
taught grades 4-6.
Butler-Stewart was attracted to
the Jefferson County area because
she has many relatives here and she
calls herself a "Tree person".


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"I love the trees,' she added.
She pursued a career in educa-
tion because of her love for chil-
dren, and the desire to make a
difference in their lives.
"My calling got me involved in
children's ministries more than 25
years ago," she said.
She learned the first and last
names of all of her students within
the first two days of school, a chal-
lenge for her, since she is new to
the county.
"My biggest frustration is the
lack of parental involvement with
their children and the lack of com-
munication with the teacher," she
stated.
She describes herself as a people
person., "I can remember how I felt
when I was a kid, I can step back
into the shoes of my childhood, and
relate to my students" said Butler-
Stewart.
"I love'to read, and enjoy acting


out the written word for my stu-
dents."
She would like to be remembered
as the best teacher her students ever
had, she notes.
"I want the third grade experience
to be a good, positive memory for
them," she explained.
She considers her greatest class-
room accomplishments to be simi-
lar to an occasion when she was
teaching spelling.
"I had one student who had a
word he was having a really tough
time with," she said. ""I kept going
over it with him to help him under-
stand, and then the light finally
came on in his face. He stood up
and spelled the word correctly in
front of the class."
Butler-Stewart said that her
strong points in teaching are or-
ganization and communication.
Her hobbies include cooking,
reading and singing.
She states that living in Jefferson
County is really different from liv-
ing in Melbourne.
"I'm very thrilled to be here, and
the people are both very friendly
and very eager to help."


Humane Society Plans Fundraisers


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
At a recent Humane Society-
Board/Membership meeting, a re-
port. from the fundraising commit-
tee was heard.
President Caroline Carswell ad-
vised the group that there was a
building available next to the new
office location on West Washing-
ton Street, and which would make a
nice retail shop for the Humane So-
ciety.
"We can get donations of stuff
and sell it," said Carswell. "Not
broken and unusable items, but


some nice stuff."
She added that it would take a
few weeks to ready to building and
collect donated items, but the en-
deavor would raise some good
funds for the Society.
"Of course we'll need some vol-
unteers to work there and help col-
lect donations, but we could re-
ceive donated items one day per
week and open the store one day
per week," said Carswell.
She also reported that the date for
the Benefit Trail Ride was set for
Nov. 19 at the Carswell Farm. Fur-
ther details will be forthcoming as
plans are.solidified.


'Bobby Jack' Pet Of Week


The Humane Society has named
"Bobby Jack" as the adoptable ca-
nine Pet of the Week.
Bobby Jack is a male, pure bred
Rat Terrier, who weighs in at ap-
pfoxiiately 12-15 pounds.


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BOBBY JACK
He is white with brown and black
markings on his head and back, is'
neutered with all vaccinations are
current.,
Bobby Jack is three years old,
and he is housebroken.
Shelter Caretaker Cheryl Bautista
describes him as a highly energetic
and active animal.
"He's the typical small breed
dog,". said Bautista. ."He's very
high strung and loves to run, bark,
and play."
Bobby Jack gets. along .very well
,with other dogs, and it is not
known how he is with cats, but he


shows no aggression toward them. -r'
"He would be perfect for an older
child of 10-12 and does require a
place to run and play," said Bau-
tista. ...


Martha Jean Martin and Mary
Helen Ringe advised that the calen-
dar sale fundraiser was underway.
Currently, there is an art contest
ongoing at Jefferson Elementary.
School for third fourth and fifth
graders, and the winning art will be
used for the calendars. Sale of the
calendars will begin immediately
after they are received from the
printer.
The women also reported, that


they were readying for Humane
Society T-shirt sales.
They had decided to go with the
Pet Math design previously used
for T-shirts.
Carswell advised, them that even
though the artist, Melinda Copper,
who provided the original art work
for the T-shirts, had given the de-
sign to the Humane Society, it
would be proper to request permis-
son to use the design again.


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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., AUGUST 31, 2005 PAGE 3,

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Monticello News
(SSN 0746-5297)-USPA 361-620)
Published by Monticello Publishing Co., Inc.

SMEMs, RON CICHON
Publisher


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

Published Wednesdays and Fridays Twice Weekly
Periodicals Postage Paid at Monticello Post Office
Subscription in Florida $45.00 per year.
Out of State $52.00 per year.
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Home inhalants


Abused By Teens


According to the National Institute
on Drug Abuse (NIDA), one of the
most dangerous substances abused
by children and teens may be found
in your own home.
These toxic substances are inha-
lants breathable chemical vapors
that produce mind-altering effects.
Many people do not think of these
products, such as spray paints, glues
and cleaning fluids, as drugs be-
cause they were never meant to be
used to achieve an intoxicating ef-
fect.
Yet, young children and adoles-
cents can easily obtain them and are
among those most likely to abuse
these extremely toxic substances.
:Parents should monitor household
products closely to prevent inhala-
tion,by children and teens. Inhalants
;all into the follow ing categories:
:* Industrial or household solvents
or sollent-containing products, in-
cluding.paint thinners or removers,.
degreasers, dry-cleaning fluids.
gasoline and glue.
:* Art or office supply solvents, in-
clhding correction fluids, felt tip
marker fluid and electronic contact
cleaners.
Gases used in household or
commercial products, including bu-
tane lighters and propane tanks,
whipped cream aerosols or dispens-
Sers (whippets) and refrigerator
gases.
Household aerosol propellants
and associated solvents in items


such as spray paints, hair or deodor-
ant sprays, and fabric protector
sprays.
Organic nitrites are commonly
known as "poppers." Most poppers
contain either isobutyl, nitrite or bu-
tyl nitrite. These are often sold in
small brown bottles and labeled as
"video head cleaner," "room odor-
izer," "leather cleaner," or "liquid
aroma."
Although they differ in makeup,
nearly all abused inhalants produce
short-term effects similar to anes-
thetics, which act to slow down the
body's functions.
When inhaled in' sufficient con-
centrations via the nose or mouth,
inhalants can cause intoxicating ef-
fects that usually last only a few
minutes.
Sometimes, however, users extend
this effect for several hours by
breathing in the inhalants
repeatedly:
Initial, users may feel slightly)
stimulated. Successive inhalations
make them feel less inhibited and
less in control. If.use continues, us-
ers can lose consciousness.
Sniffing highly concentrated
amounts of the chemicals in solvents
or aerosol sprays can directly induce
heart failure and death within min-
utes of a session of prolonged use.
The syndrome known as "sudden
sniffing death," can result from a
single session of inhalant use by an
otherwise healthy young person.


From Our Files


S TEN YEARS AGO
August 23, 1995
Difficult as it is for Sheriff Ken
Fortune to imagine it, the county
may soon have a shorts wearing,.
bicycle-riding deputy.
!After months of low performance
because of turnover and other inter-
ruptions, Sheriffs deputies assigned
to: traffic duty are back on the job,
ticketing speeders and citing other
traffic violations.
In it's annual update of the School
Improvement Plan required by Blue-
print 2000, Jefferson County High
School officials note that the school
has completed 10 of the 35 objec-
tives identified in 1993 when the
process began with work continuing
on these remaining.
TWENTY YEARS
August 21, 1985
:Artistic Creations employee have
mixed emotions about the fact that a
, union was voted in Friday.
Three counties have agreed to ac-
cept Jefferson County female pris-
oners. "Gadsden County is first,"
said Sheriff Ken Fortune. "If they
are full, Calhoun is second, followed,
by Hamilton County."
:Around 1,25 black citizens met
Monday night and decided all black
parents should withdraw, or not en-
roll, their children in Jefferson
County public schools.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
August 21, 1975
Monticello will host two foreign
students in the coming school year.
Axel Rothe from Germany and Mar-
tine Nottebaert from Belguim, are
sponsored by the American Field
Service International Scholarship
program.
Both the Jefferson County Com-


missioners and the Monticello City,
Council members are busily at work
preparing their respective budgets
for fiscal year 1975-76.
State archaeologists spent several
months in 1972 evacuating four
Spanish mission sites located here in
Jefferson County.
FORTY YEARS AGO
August 20, 1965
Mrs. W.L. Hunter and U.T.
Crocker proudly displayed 108
pound tarpon they boated while
fishing at the mouth of the Ochlock-
nee River.
The Forest Service reported 7.38
inches of rainfall from the first
through the fifteenth of August.
Harold Malloy, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Malloy was honored last
Friday afternoon with a birthday at
his home.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
August 19, 1955
Mrs. J. B'imey Linn was named di-
rector of District III, Florida Federa-
tion of Garden Clubs.
Mrs. J.A. Gandy celebration her
birthday with a family reunion.
Stephen C. Walker left for
Brooksville where he was employed
as high school teacher and,coach.


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PAT MILLER, instructor, conducts a science
experiment for Jefferson Elementary School
students, in March, 1990. She helps stu-


Opinion & Comment


Robertson Can't Blame Media


That Pat Robertson let go with an-
other dumb comment, doesn't really lps
surprise me given his track record P ublish er s
on dumb comments. What amused t .-
me is he did what most public fig- N ote b ook
ures do when they say something
dumb, he blamed the media.
Trouble is, in this case he made l
the comment on hisi television show
so there is a tape of what he said. /- c ihol *
So, after blaming, the media for I '
misrepresenting what he said about
assassinating Venezuela's President
Hugo Chavez, he came out with an-
other statement- "clarifying" his re-
marks. when prior to the photo, he was the Robertson has been a loose
The second statement was neces- front-runner. non for years. He's big with
sary because the first didn't hold Naturally, he blamed the media right wing and has about a mil
water as media outlets played.,the for pushing him out of the race for iewlacis for his TV show: I c
tape.of his:exact words. the nomination imagine why.
Blaming the media works, some- You must knov. omebod, forced The Bush White House has
times it doesn't. him on that boat and tied the model him at arms length for some
The most glaring case of it not
The most glaring case of it not to his lap. The fact that he was pho- because of his controversial c
working probably was the photo of tographed leaving his townhouse ments.
Gary Hart with a pretty model sit-
ting on his lap on a boat named apartment on several occasions was Let's see, he has said we sh
"Monkey Business." not relevant. nuke the State Department, Ame
This was during the 1984 Demo- Yeah right. Pity the man who is doing to evangelical Christ
cratic primaries and it doomed takes this.kind of story home to his what Hitler did to the Jews,
Hart's chances for the nomination wife! Planned Parenthood teaches bes


can-
the
llion
:an't

kept
time
com-

ould
erica
:ians
and
stial-


ity to kids.
So, it's no surprise when he advo-
cates assassinating the President of
Venezuela.
State and Defense Departments
immediately went to damage con-
trol saying Robertson doesn't repre-
sent the policies of this country.
Defense Secretary Donald Rums-
feld said "we don't do that," that is
go around assassinating leaders with
whom we disagree.
We are a country that prides itself
on traveling the high moral ground.
We're not like Saddam Hussein or
Idi Amin, famous for killing their
enemies.
Granted we have taken some seri-
ous hits in world opinion with the
Abu Graib prison abuse photos and
stories, but those actions are the ex-
ception.
Do we need a prominent Ameri-
can televangelist like Robertson,
whose comments further besmirch
our national image?
I don't think so.
Of course, we can always blame
the media.


Ruling Betrays Constitution


BY JOSEPH FARAH

It was fitting that the U.S. Su-
preme Court voted 5-4 to permit
government to .bulldoze private'
homes and businesses arbitrarily and
capriciously the same week Zim-
babwe's Robert Mugabe was bull-
dozing hundreds of thousands of
homes in what he called "an urban
renewal program."
What's the difference?
It can only be a matter of degree.
One can scarcely argue that it is
OK for government to force a few
private homeowners to abandon
their property, but not many.
Isn't there a principle at stake? A
principle called "private property"? .
The rage sweeping across this
country at what I am calling "the
Mugabe court" is encouraging.
However, conservatives and liberals,
Democrats and Republicans have
few champions in this fight against
this anti-Constitution court.


Some might have expected Presi-
dent Biush to at least sound off
against this travesty.
Had Bush dared to speak out
against the capricious use of emi-
nent domain, some smarty-pants re-
porter might have pointed out he
'used it to build his own fortune.
,That's why I took the liberty of
pointing it out since his spokesman
tells .us we "must respect the Su-
preme Court's decision."
Show me where in the Constitu-
tion or the Declaration of Independ-
ence it suggests we should respect a
court that flagrantly rewrites the
Constitution?
So, Bush is out. It is clear his sup-
port for property rights is about as
(deep as his commitment to enforce
immigration laws in this country.
Some might expect Congress to
intervene, since Congress has a con-
stitutional oversight role and the
power to overturn bad Supreme
Court decisions through new laws.
Congress even has the power to


limit the scope of future rulings by
the court on an issue like this.
Nevertheless, the Congress is as'
gutless as Bush.
I am receiving hundreds of e-mails
from readers who are writing and
calling their members of Congress
demanding action. They are being
told by members of both the House
and Senate including some ranking
members of the judiciary commit-
tees that Congress is powerless to
do anything about a decision by the
Mugabe court.
How ludicrous is this?
Just a week ago, with much fan-
fare, the House of Representatives
voted to approve a constitutional
amendment to band the desecration
of the American flag.
Yet the Supreme Court has rule
unequivocally that flag-burning is a
First Amendment right. That deci-
sion came in 1989.
If Congress is powerless to act in
contradiction to the Mugabe court,
how do those geniuses over there


justify the flag-burning bill?
And I've got to tell you, I am far
more concerned about the desecra-
tion of the Constitution I witnessed
last week than I am about the dese-
cration of the flag.
For one reason, no one is burning
the flag in this country. So why is
Congress in a lather about that?
Meanwhile, our Constitution is be-
ing shredded on a daily basis in
Washington the Kelo case is a per-
fect illustration and Congress sits
on its hands. Are members really
this stupid? Or corrupt? Or compro-
mised? Or both?
OK, so the president is not going
to take on the Mugabe court. Con-
gress is not going to take on the
Mugabe court. So it is up to us we
the people.
Is it possible some enterprising ac-
tivist organization could assemble
the legal talent and a few investors
to squeeze Anthony Kennedy,
David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
(See Ruling Page 8)


Make Vacation Memory Last


Each year, Americans spend bil-
lions of dollars on leisure travel but
vacation memories often fade with
the unpacking of suitcases, leaving
families with little more than a
vague recollection of their trip.
With so much time, effort and
money invested in vacation
planning, it is important to find
creative ways to keep your special
vacation memories intact long after
the trip ends. Embassy Suites Hotels
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the end of each day to jot down your


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and won't be left stammering to re-
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the return home.
Look back on the travel journal to
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your family for years to come.
Go digital and take more pic-
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With a digital camera, you can de-
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Savor hundreds of vacations pho-
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photos on CDs so they're easy to re-
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Remember to snap away on your
vacation; after all, the more photos
you take, the more you'll have to
choose from when printing your fa-
vorite memories.
I Create a Vacation Scrapbook:
Record the details and fun memories
of your trip in a vacation scrapbook.
Include colorful postcards, ticket
stubs and a list of places your visited
with a corresponding photo collage.
Bring your supplies on the trip and
work on your pages each night in
your hotel room while the vacation
details are still fresh in your mind.
Make a time Capsule: Create


your very own vacation time cap-
sule, using some of the mementos
and keepsakes from your trip.
Include quirky items like seashells
from the beach where your kids
played in the ocean or dried leaves
from the park where you hosted
your family reunion picnic.
As silly as it may seem, these sou-
venirs will trigger memories of spe-
cific vacation events long after your
trip.
While you're enjoying your next
family vacation or weekend
getaway, don't forget to savor your
memories. Years from now, you will
be thankful you did.


From Our Photo File


dents view science as fun as well as educa-
tional. (News File Photo)











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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., AUGUST 31, 2005 PAGE 5


Guardian Ad Litem Program

Seeks County Volunteers


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Guardian Ad Li-
tem Program is badly in need of
volunteers.
Presently the county has nearly 25
children listed cases involved in
court proceedings due to alleged
abuse, neglect or abandonment, with
only two local volunteers to repre-
sent them.
Residents interested in becoming
volunteers are encouraged to attend
training scheduled Sept. 8,. in the
Leon County Community Room lo-
cated at 918 Railroad Avenue in
Tallahassee.
Interested participants in the train-
ing program are asked to contact
Carole McGregor, agency volunteer
coordinator at 488-7612 for an ap-
plication form.
If attendance at the formal training
isn't possible, an independent study


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program can be done, on a case by
case basis.
The Guardian ad Litem program
will train volunteers to speak up for
these children in court.
Individuals from all walks of life
befriend these children. They work
with the caretakers and service pro-
viders to ensure the children are pro-
tected, safe, placed in stable homes,
and provided the services necessary
to overcome their circumstances.
Any person who has common
sense, good judgment and good
character, who cares and is able to
give time to help a child is needed in
this program. The children range in
age from 0-18.
Guardians ad Litem volunteers
are certified annually. The certifica-
tion process includes completing a
written application, background
screening, reference checks, per-
sonal interview and 30 hours of
training.
Certified volunteers:
*Represent a child or children be-


fore the court, social service agen-
cies, and the community.
*Visit the child regularly for a
minimum of every 30 days.
*Gather information by interview-
ing the child or children or others
who have information about the
child and the child's circumstances.
*Recommend appropriate medical,
education, social, and psychological
services for the child.
*Make recommendations as to the
most appropriate placement for the
child.
*Monitor the agencies and indi-
viduals providing services and car-
ing for the child.
*Appear in court to make recom-
mendations and inform the judge of
relevant facts about the case.
*Provide written reports to the
judge,. including the wishes of the
child.
Safeguard children's rights to a
safe permanent home in a timely
manner.


TEEN CENTER and Boys and Girls Club sponsored an ap-
preciation luncheon, recently. Among the law enforcement
representatives were left, Judge Bobby Plaines, Sheriff
David Hobbs, right. Tequilla Hagan, center, is director of
Club's PEP program.


BOYS, Girls Clubs Offer
After School Programs


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer


Local Boys, Girls Clubs began
their after school programs with the
opening of schools, recently.
The Jefferson Elementary School
Club opens every day after school at
2:30 p.m., and operates until 6 p.m.
Director is Gerrold Austin.
Howard Middle School Club
opens at 2:15 p.m., and operates un-
1il 6 p.m. Transportation is
available. Club Director is Wilber
Da%\is.
Jefferson County High School
Club opens at 2:45 and operates un-.,
ill 6 p.m. Transportation is
aiallable. Club Director is Pricilla
Bames.
All students are allotted time for a


technology program, an enrichment
program, a recreation program,. an
Education program, and some
homework help time.
The three Clubs offer snacks to
the students during the program
breaks.


Groups Host

Luncheon
Jefferson County Teen Center and
the Boys and Girls Club PEP Pro-
gram joined forces, recently, to host
an appreciation luncheon for local
law enforcement and healthcare pro-
fessionals.
In a first time effort, the Teen
Center and PEP Program planned
for weeks to organize the event.
Both groups expressed their ap-
preciation to Sheriff David Hobbs
and Judge Bobby Plaines for mak-
ing a special effort to take time out
of their busy schedules to attend this
event.
JCHS Class Of
1980 Plans
25th Reunion
Jefferson County High School-"
Class of 1980 will celebrate its 25th -
reunion, 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at,
Red Lobster in Tallahassee.
Class members who have not yet
been contacted are encouraged to
contact Sylvia Brinson at 850-524-.
0722, or 997-3120; or Patty Plum-,,.
mer, 850 907-5766.
Replies are requested by Sept. 16.
Business community
Prayer Breakfast
The Business Community Prayer
Breakfast will be held 7 a.m., Thurs-.
day, at Christ Episcopal Church Par-,.
ish Hall.
Guest speaker is Harold Jackson.
All are encouraged to attend and ;
to bring a guest.


EACH WEEK, on Career Day children of the
Boys and Girls Club visit a local entity or
business. Here they get to check out a fire-


truck and ambulance, for hands on experi-
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it each day the wit and skill and brawn
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PAGE 8, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., AUGUST 31, 2005.

SHARE Tells September


Signup, Distribution Days


,IEBBIE SNAPP
, Staff Writer

Registration dates and times for
Aucilla SHARE have been sched-
.uled for 10 a.m. until noon Satur-
idays, Sept. 3, and 10, at Central
Baptist Church, 655 Tindell Road,
,Aucilla, and at the new location of
'the Jefferson County Public Library,
,3,75 Water Street, Monticello.
The cost of the Basic Food Pack-
age is $18. For the month of Sep-
Stember, the Package has a guaran-
teed retail value of $36 or more.
It will consist of two pounds of
-split chicken breast, one pound of
Talapia filets, one pound of ready to
.c.ok breaded chicken breast chunks,
.'one pound of center cut boneless
pork chops, and a 15 ounce package
.df ready to cook American cheese_


omelet. Plus a selection of fresh
fruits and vegetables.
Specials, for an added charge, are:
Coconut Shrimp, Ribs, and a Flat
Iron Steak Box.
Pick up and Distribution Day is
scheduled 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Central
Baptist Church only.
Only cash, food stamps, or EBT
are accepted as payment when food
packages are ordered. No orders can
be accepted for the September food
package after Sept. 10.
Registration copy and Volunteer
Service Reports are due on distribu-
tion day when food packages are
picked up.
Volunteer Service is anything one
does for someone other than family
that is done for no expected pay-_
ment.


As there is no food storage facility
available, food packages must be
picked up or forfeited and sold to
someone else.
Cash donations to help pay for
fuel expenses are accepted and ap-
preciated.
SHARE is a not-for-profit organi-
zation that builds and strengthens
community through volunteer serv-
ice.
SHARE offers savings on food.
Everyone vWho volunteers just two
hours a month is welcomed to par-
ticipate.
There are no income requirements,
just a desire to make a positive dif-
ference in the community and the
world.
Volunteers are needed and wel-
comed. For additional inforniation
call 997-2631 or 997-2220.


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VOLUNTEERS for the SHARE program here
include, back to camera, Bert Banks, La-


vonne Wynn, and Jeani Smith. help with the
paperwork during signups. (News Photo)


Church To Sponsor

Barbecue, car Wash


- 'Staff Writer

' 'Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church
will celebrate Labor Day, Monday,
/,iith a Pork and Chicken Barbecue
Dinner and Carwash.
The annual dinner begins at 11
,,a.m. and continues until 3 p.m.
The menu will include all the bar-
~1fecue pork and chicken you can eat
'v'ith potato salad, baked beans, cole
slaw, bread, and dessert with ice tea
;and or coffee.
The cost is set at $8 for adults and


$5 for children 12 and under.
The carwash will run in conjunc-
tion with the dinner, and donations
will be accepted.
Cody church is located 4 miles
west of Wacissa on highway 259,
Tram Road For further information
call 997-2770. .
Proceeds from this event will go
to the "Preserving Our Heritage"
monument fund.
Pastor Phillip Cook and all of the
congregation invite all of the com-
munity to join them for some barbe-
cue and fellowship.


eS- Jefferson Arts Center, Inc., on
*West Washington Street will hold
an Open House 7 p.m., Tuesday,
.,'Sept. 13.
Cookies. cake and coffee will be
;served.
;* The purpose of the event is to
showcase the"'updated, air condi-


tioned facilities, which have been
newly painted.
The group will meet 11:30, Sept.
13 and welcomes those who don't
care to go out in the evening.
.Tl4vorks. of Dona Lee Pond-
Koenig ill be exhibited 2 to 4 p.m.,
Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 ith art Ioeirs en-
couraged to attend.


,Ruling Betrays Constitution


(Continued From Page 4)
,John Paul Stephens and Stephen G.
' reyer out of their homes?
Why not find out where they live
.and get to work on local officials in
their towns and counties?


fascists a taste of their own
medicine.
'Would I love to see them squirm.
What could they say? They've told
us local officials know best what's
in the best interests of their commu-
nities.


There must be a few developers These legal terrorists need to be,
left who still believe in property exposed. They need to be punished
- right? Let's make those city and for their betrayal of the Constitution
county officials an offer they can't and their oaths of office. They need
rfuse. Let's give these black-robed to stopped.


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concrete and eroding the foundation.
Hill has called the repair of the "We believe that drawdowvns are
4am a necessary and well-worth ex- our most powerful tool to revitalize
l$enditure, given the lake's impor- lakes," Hill said. "Ideally, we like to
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Sports


King Of Hill Tournament


Winners Announced


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Eighth Annual King of the
Hill Horseshoe Tournament was a
huge success, with 23 men's teams
competing, the same number as last
year, and eight women's teams,
two more teams than last year.
Male winners were determined to
be Keith Land and Bill Muse, of
Glen St. Mary, winning the first
place trophy and a $164 cash prize.
Second place went to the team of
Ron Brumbley and Bobby Plaines,
of Monticello, who received a tro-
phy and $98.
Third place went to Jeff Morgan
and Sammy Kirkland, of Tallahas-
see, who were awarded $65 along
with their trophy.
In the women's division, first
place went, to the team of Penny
Hannah and Cheryl Smith, of
Starke, who also received $26.
Second place went to Kerrie Fen-
drich and Ruby Thigpen, of Talla-
hassee, who received $16.
Third place went to the team of


Allison Morgan and Vivian
Mitchell, of Tallahassee, who also
received $10.
Coordinator Marjie Zylstra said
there were many door prizes, do-
nated again this year and that a spe-
cial thanks goes out to Howdey's
Rent A Toilet of Tallahassee, who
gave a great price and great service
once again.
The winners of door prizes and
donors included: Gene Strickland, a
barbecue sandwich and a drink
from Boland's Country Store
(BCS) of Wacissa; Bill Muse, a 12
pack of Mountain Dew donated by
Loren Walker's Grocery (LWG) of
Wacissa, and Mark Morgan, and 12
pack of Pepsi, also donated by
LWG; and April Haupt won a rod
and reel, donated by Ace
Hardware, of Woodville.
Vivian Mitchell won a hand
painted stepping stone donated by
JL Morgan & Sons Farm, Inc., of
Tallahassee; and David Hobbs won
a foliage planet (Pothos), donated
by Starr Waters Landscaping
(SWL) of Wacissa.
Cricket Edwards won a foliage


plant (Chinese Evergreen), also do-
nated by SWL; David Alder also
won a Fantasy Flight Ornament,
donated by Esposito Garden Cen-
ter (EGC) of Tallahassee.
Mike Cain won a Fantasy Flight
Ornament, also donated by EGC;
and Rudy Thigpen won five
pounds of smoked sausage, do-
nated by Limestone Meat House of
Wacissa.
Donald Morgan won a 100 foot
garden hose donated by Wau-
keenah fertilizer; Jeffrey Morgan
won a T-shirt, donated by Eddie
McCord of Reel Water Outdoors,
of Woodville; and Danny Boland
won a hat donated by Huck Finn Ir-
rigation, of Tallahassee.
Huck Finn won a Mag light do-
nated by Gulf Coast Hardware, of
Woodville; Jeff McClellan won a
citrus tree (Calamondon) donated
by Abbott's Plants (AP), of Monti-
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Eric Voorting won a citrus tree
(Var. Kumquat), also donated by
AP; and Rusty Fillingim won a cit-
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Tiger Jvs

Post Game

Schedule


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Jefferson County High School
junior varsity football team reports
its season's schedule.
All game are played at 7 p.m.
Only four games have been slated
for the season, however, the first
game, scheduled for this week
against Hamilton County (Jasper),
has already been canceled.
Jasper is responsible for the can-
cellation of the game, therefore
giving the Tigers a win by forfeit.


FSU is slated for Sept. 1,
Taylor County, Sept. 22;
Oct. 6, here.


there;
FSU,


The JV's have been practicing
with the varsity team and they are
coached this year by Steve Hall, as-
sisted by Alfreddie Hightower.
The roster and positions have not
yet been finalized and that informa-
tion will be forthcoming next week.


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SECOND PLACE winners in tournament are Left Bobby
Plaines and Bobby Brumbley.


THIRD PLACE winners in the tournament are left, Sammy
Kirkland and Jeff Mogan.


MCA Reports Flag


Football Schedule


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FIRST PLACE winners in women's tournament
left, Penny Hannah, and Cheryl Smith.


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SECOND PLACE winners in women's tournament are left,
Ruby Thigpen and Kerrie Fenbrich.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Monticello Christian Academy
(MCA) practice has already begun
for the school's flag football team
and a schedule has been
determined.
The school's official mascot is
the "Chargers" and the teams will
consist of athletes from grades
5-12.
Sports at the school include:
boy's flag football, girl's volleyball,
boy's and girl's basketball and
boy's and girl's softball.
Pastor Mike Burke explained that
the school is playing in the North
Florida Christian League in the
west district.
There are three districts in the
league, each consisting of eight
teams.
"We will play against all of the
schools in our district and when it
comes to the district playoffs, if we
finish first or second, we will play
against other district teams for the
state championship," said Burke.
He added that all of the young
athletes at the school are first-
timers, but all are willing and eager
to begin official play.
"The small private schools they
attended before didn't offer any
kind of, sports programs," said
Burke.
The Chargers practice Monday
through Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.
and look forward to the season
opening Jamboree on Sept. 9.
All game times are at 3:30 p.m.


Burke said that during the Jambo-
ree, the eight teams .will play 20
minute scrimmages against each
other, to familiarize themselves
with all of the other teams in their
districts.
The Chargers travel to Live Oak
Sept. 16; face off in Jacksonville
against Family Christian Academy
Sept. 23; and travel to Baldwin,
Sept. 30.
Three of the final four games of
the season are all home games, the
first of which is against Creekside
from Otter Creek, Oct. 7.
Starke is scheduled for Oct. 14;
Trent from Jasper, Oct. 21; and in
the final game of the regular
season, the Chargers will travel to
Jacksonville, Oct. 28.

MCA volleyball

Schedule Told

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Monticello Christian Academy
has determined its girls volleyball
schedule.
The Lady Chargers travel to Live
Oak Sept. 16; face off in Jackson-
ville against Family Christian
Academy Sept. 23; and travel to
Baldwin, Sept. 30.
Three of the final four games of
the season are all home.games, the
first of which is against Creekside
from Otter Creek, Oct. 7.
Starke is scheduled for Oct. 14,
Trent from Jasper is slated for Oct.
21; Jacksonville, Oct. 28.


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SLady Warrior Runners


i Prepare For First Meet


Kaitlin Levine, Savannah Williams, Erin
Kelly. (News Photo)


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Aucilla Christian Academy
Girl's Cross Country team has been
working some five miles per day,
preparing for upcoming meets.
Coach Dan Nennstiel said he
fully expects a very promising sea-
son, with a very strong team. ,
"The girl's have experienced
some soreness in their legs, but
they are continuing to improve and
get back into shape," said
Nennstiel. "They're getting
tough."
The Lady Warriors will offi-
cially kick off their season 10 a.m.,
Sept. 10, when they compete in the
Lincoln Invitational at Tom Brown


Park, in Tallahassee.
"We placed there last year, the
girls are strong and we're hoping to
place again this year," said Nenn-
stiel.
He has set seven of eight meets
for the season and when the eighth
invitational is added this week, a
completed cross country schedule
will be forthcoming.

There are a total if 17 girls on this
years team. Nine girls returning
from last year and there are eight
new girls on the team.
Nennstiel said he was impressed
with that number of girls on the
team, "It's more than we had last
year," said Nennstiel.
"All of these girls are willing," he
added.


The girls began light training ap-
proximately two weeks ago, all go-
ing on a three mile run. Nennstiel
said their abilities were impressive."
Returning to the team this year
are twelfth grader Alex Searcy,
eleventh grader Rikki Roccanti,
tenth graders Tristan Sorensen and'
Nicole Mathis, ninth graders Olivia
Sorensen, Angela McCune, Mi-
chaela Roccanti and seventh grad-
ers, Sarah Sorensen and Elizabeth'
Riley.
New to the Lady Warriors are'
tenth grader Courtney Connell,
eight grader Ashley Evans, seventh
graders Nikki Hammrick, Jessica'
Hagan, and Taylor Baez-Pridgeon'
and sixth graders Kelli Dollar, Tori.
-Self, and Skylar Hanna.


.Brenda Bailey Brown

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teaching at Aucilla," said Brown
-t FRAN HUNT "I'm looking forward to working'ir
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Monticello Christian Academy

Posts Volleyball Roster


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Monticello Christian Academy
.(MCA) announces its roster for the
girl's volleyball team.
There are 14 Lady Chargers on
the team, ranging in ages grades 5-
12.
The only senior ,on the team is
Katlyn Burke and the only eleventh
grader on the team is Loren
Lesperance. .


MCA Posts

Flag Football

Roster

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Monticello Christian Academy
has determined a roster for the
Chargers flag football team.
There are 12 boys on the team,
from grades five through 12.
High school age students on the
team includes eleventh grader Ian
Morrow, tenth graders Phillip
Payne and Chris Jordan, and ninth
graders Ethan Morrow, Ben Medi-
ate and Jonathan Grosskopf.
Middle school age students on
the Chargers includes, eight graders
Josh Baker, and Sam Lingle, sev-
enth graders Chip Gallon and Jack-
son Parrott, and fifth graders Jared
Bailey and Brendon Hamilton.
The coaches for the Chargers are
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Tenth graders are Schuylar Fur-
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and Lynsie Matthews and the only
ninth grader on the 'team is Shan-
non McDonald.
Also on the team, are seventh
grader Emily Davis, sixth graders
Kierston Hayes, Latisha Harris,
Brittne Henson and Ashley Hall,
and fifth graders Paige Sanders and'
Rayne Baker.
Coaching the Lady Chargers is
Debbie Lingle.


(Continued From Page 1)
the onus on the lawmakers, who ap-
prove the increases.
It must be pointed out, however,
that county officials can, through
home rule, choose to exempt them-
selves from the Legislature deter-
mining their salaries.
Too, although lawmakers deter-
mine the salaries, constitutional offi-
cers belong to professional
organizations that regularly lobby
the Legislature on behalf of issues
critical to members of the respective
organizations, including salary in-
creases.
Finally, officials can decline to
accept the pay increases, as county
commissioners here did a couple of
years ago.
The LCIR was created in 1977 to
facilitate the development of inter--


New on the faculty of Aucilla-
Christian Academy is Brenda Bai-
ley Brown, who is teaching first
grade.
She received her BS Degree from
Florida State University in Elemen-.
tary Education and previously
taught in South Carolina for nine
years.
Brown also taught second grade
at Jefferson Elementary, served as
the preschool Director of Christian
Education, taught fourth and fifth
grade gifted students, and taught
the fourth grade.
She added, "I honestly love
teaching all ages.'
Brown, a -Jefferson County
native, returned to the area where
she was born and raised. "I love


really looking forward to teaching
at my alma mater."
Brown was born in Tallahassee,
raised in Monticello and she at-
tended ACA from K-5 through the
twelfth grade.
She only has one "Pet-peeve" in
the classroom, "The sound of a
.pencil sharpener," quipped Brown.
Her main objective at ACA is the
hope I to nurture each student in
their Christian growth and to be-
come successful and confident
readers.
Brown has and eight grade
daughter, Kalyn and a fourth grade
son, Justin and her hobbies include
reading, walking and spending time
with her family.
"I believe that all students can
learn and I look forward to a very
productive year," she concluded.


For Better Health


Fill Up On Fiber


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Heidi Copeland, extension agent
for Jefferson County reports :h.a
most Americans fall far short of the
recommended 25 to 38 grams of fi-
ber a day in their diets, and average
only about 15 grams.
Americans who worry about their
weight, are concerned about choles-
terol, and who care about cancer.
may find the answer is to fill up
with fiber.
The evidence keeps piling up that
diets high in fiber are more satisfy-
ing.


governmental polices and practices.
Among its responsibilities, the
LCIR:
Serves as a forum for the discus-
sion and study of intergovernmental
problems.
Evaluates the inltecrnlaticn'Iships
among local, regio-il, .-ate, inter-
state and federal agencies in the pro-,.
vision of public services and,
prepares studies and recommenda-
tions, to improve the organizational
structure, operational efficiency and
delivery of service.
Analyzes the structure, functions
and revenue requirements and fiscal
policies of the state and its political
subdivisions.
For more information on the LCIR
and other data on the county, visit
-www.fcn.state.fl.us./lcir.


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you keep feeling full longer, which
means you are likely to eat less.
One study found that adding an
extra 14 grams of fiber to a normal
diet led to a weight loss of more
than four pounds, over a four month
period.
Obese people lost more than nor-
mal weight people.
Some kinds of fiber, especially oat
and barley fibers, are known to help
increase the amount of cholesterol
eliminated, and thus lowering the
level of cholesterol in our blood
stream.
Diets high in fiber are also tied to
lower risk of some cancers, espe-
cially colon cancer.
It seems that the bacteria that can
digest fiber in our intestines produce
some amino acids that protect the
lining of the intestines.
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only has about 2 grams, one cup of
bran cereal will give you an extra 14
grams.
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cooked broccoli has 5.5 grams ,plus
a cup of cooked collard greens with
5 3 grams, and a cup of sliced
cooked carrots with 5.1 grams give
you 15.8 grams total.
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beans offers 14 grams of fiber.
Black beans and lentils also have 15
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PAGE 12, MONTICELLO. (FL). NEWS. WED., AUGUST 31, 2005

Monticello Haunted Tours


Featured in AAA Magazine


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Monticello is again in. the Haunted
News, as one of 15 destinations


listed in the Sept./Oct. 2005 edition
of "AAA Going Places".
Big Bend Ghost Trackers Foun-
der Betty Davis said that the publi-
cation is distributed to approxi-
mately four million homes across


the USA.
"We're very thrilled," said Davis.
"We know it will bring more inter-
est to Monticello by spotlighting it
and it will bring in more tourism
dollars."


Boosters Award Scholarships


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Jefferson County Seminole Club
Scholarship Club has awarded
scholarships to seven local FSU
students.
Recipients include: Elizabeth An-
derson, Sheila Blake, Daniel Clai-
borne, Meredith Curtis, Robin
Hamilton, Charlotte Livingston and
Rebecca Redman.
The 2005-06 Scholarship spon-
sors include: Earl Bacon Insurance


Agency, Friedel and Dick Bailar,
Capital City Bank, R. Winston
Connell, Realtor, Curry Financial
Corporation, and Fantasia
Enterprises/Radio Shack.
Also, Farmers and Merchants
Bank, Jefferson Builders Mart, Ed-
ward Jones Co., and Coldwell
Banker/Kelly & Kelly Properties.
Also, Morris Petroleum, Morrow
Insurance, North Florida Abstract
and Title, Oliver Electric, Pafford
Oil Company, Price Vincent Con-
tractors, In Memory of Dick Sauer,


Broken Water Line Reported


Builder, State Farm Insurance,
Used Car Supermarket, Westbrook
Realty, Williams Timber, Inc., C &
F Fencing and LLT Building, Inc.
In related news, the club has set
meetings for the coming year.
All meetings will be conducted at
the Christ Episcopal Fellowship
Hall. Dinner will be served at 6:30
and the meetings will begin at 7
p.m.
Meetings are slated for Sept. 1,
Swept. 29 (Syracuse); Oct. 6
(Wake Forest); Oct. 27 (Maryland
Homecoming); and the final meet-
ing, Nov. 17 (the week before the
Florida game).


She added that the Editor of the
publication contacted her about
four weeks ago for information on
the BBGT Haunted Tours.
"It's really fabulous to have the
tours listed in such a large publica-
tion," she said.
The section in the AAA Going
Places reads;
"Ghouls, goblins and spirits await
your visit to one of these haunted
destinations or events. As the
moon glows and autumn leaves
whirl around your feet, let local
historians and guides share the his-
toric tales that have given these
haunts their creepy'reputation.
"These terrific attractions offer
fabulous fun and scary events to
make your Halloween festivities
the best you've ever experienced.
"Monticello, Florida, although
known for its historical values,
what most people don't know, is
that with all the history, there are
ghosts hiding in every history page.
The 'Old Hanging Tree, the Op-
era House, and even private homes
are said to be haunted by ghosts for
centuries.
ABC News called Monticello the
Most Haunted Small Town in the
United States," the article con-
cludes.


This year's Haunted Tours for the
Chamber Mainstreet Project will be
conducted Oct. 21 and 22 and Oct.
28 and 29.
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these October tours.
For more information, call 850-
997-5552, or visit the website:
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FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
A work crew worked Thursday-
afternoon repairing a water line that
had been broken by a telephone
company who was installing a tele-
phone cable.
Witnesses reported that the water
gushed over 158 (Old Lloyd Road)
and 59 for three to four hours.


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Jefferson Water System Manager
Bob Cooper reported that not just
anyone can turn off the water, and a
technician working in Midway had
to be called to the scene to do so,
and to repair the line.
"It takes time to respond to a
call," said Cooper. "It was nothing
serious, only one home went with-
out water. We were able to valve it
down and make the repairs."


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THANK A VET!!
We would like to recognize and honor all persons
currently serving on active duty in our nations military.
We need the names of our county's service members,
their branch of service, and their mailing address.
If you are a relative or loved one of a current military
member please call Michael Bishop at the Jefferson
County Veterans Affairs Office at #342-0211, and provide
what information you have. The American Legion wishes
to reassure all of our military personnel, regardless of
where they are assigned, that we in Jefferson County
appreciate their sacrifices, and patriotism. We will be
sending care packages to military personnel in the near
future.
Please help us to collect the requested information in
order to honor our Service Members.
Jefferson County Veterans Affairs Office & Monticello American Legion Post #49
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., AUGUST 31, 2005 PAGE 13


September National

Cholesterol Month


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
September is National Choles-
terol Education month and the-
County Health Department urges
residents to know their cholesterol
levels and risk.
"The higher your blood choles-
terol, the higher your risk for de-
veloping heart disease or having a
heart attack," said Health Depart-
ment Disease Health Promotion
and Education Coordinator Mari-
anne Goehrig.
"You can help to control your
blood cholesterol by eating a
healthy diet, maintaining a healthy
weight and exercising regularly."
Reducing the amount of saturated
fat and cholesterol in the diet, helps
to lower the blood cholesterol
level.
Losing weight, if overweight, and
getting at least 30 minutes of physi-




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can help lower total cholesterol and
LDL (low density lipoproteins),
"lousy" cholesterol as well as well
as raise the HDL (high density
lipoproteins), "healthy" cholesterol.
These healthy habits will also help
lower the triglyceride levels.
A fasting lipoprotein profile
measures the total cholesterol, the
LDL, HDL and triglyceride levels.
a total cholesterol level of less than
200 mg/dL is desirable. HDL lev-
els of 60 mg/dL or more, help to
lower the risk of heart disease.
Triglyceride levels should meas-
ure less than 150 mg/dL. Everyone
20 or older should have a blood
cholesterol test at least once every
five years.
To learn more about cholesterol
and heart disease, visit the Florida
department of health web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us and choose
"Heart Disease" from the subject
list.


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PAGE 14, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., AUGUST 31, 2005
Ghost Trackers Contacted
By Tourism Group About
Hauntings, Locations


Now Open In Monticello


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
The Big Bend Ghost Trackers-
were recently contacted by "Hid-
den Treasures of North Florida"
and asked for information pertain-
*ing to specific hauntings in the
area.
The communication said that Jef-
ferson County is part of a regional
'tourism promotion group called
':"The Original Florida Tourism
;Task Force" and that they are try-
'ing to market the rural counties of
,North Florida as one cohesive va-
-cation experience.
- "Hidden Treasures" had asked
,county. tourism representatives to
-name a place or activity in their
-county that they would consider a
-hidden treasure, and the name of
the.BBGT was put forward.
As a part of the marketing cam-
paign, a series of geocaches in con-
junction with the hidden treasures
will be created.
Geocaching is an entertaining ad-
venture game for gps users. Par-


ticipating in a cache hunt is a good
way of taking advantage of the
wonderful features and capability
of a gps unit.
The basic idea is to have indi-
viduals or organizations set up
caches all over the world and share
the locations of these caches on the
Internet.
GPS users can then use the loca-
tion coordinates to find the caches.
Once found, a cache may provide
the visitor with a wide variety of
awards. All the visitor has to do is
if they get something, they should
.try to leave something for the
cache.
They asked BBGT for permission
to place a cache in a sight consid-
ered haunted in Jefferson County.
They added that they had consid-
ered the Opera House, but were ad-
vised by their geocaching
consultant that rural locations are
much better than things in the cen-
ter of town.
They also asked BBGT for a lo-
cation suggestion and the name of a
contact so that they could call and
ask for permission to put something
- near the site.


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LEGALS
The Jefferson County Planning Commis-
sion will hold a meeting on September 8,
2005 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held
in the Courtroom of the Jefferson County
Courthouse located at the intersection ol
US Highway 19 and US Highway 90 in
Monticello, FL. The meeting may be con-
tinued as necessary. Information concern-
ing the meeting is available at the
Jefferson County Planning Department,
277 N. Mulberry St., Monticello, FL
32344. From the Florida "Government in
the Sunshine Manual", page 36, para-
graph c: Each board, commission, or
agency of this state or of any political sub-
division thereof shall include in the notice
of any meeting or hearing, if notice of
meeting or hearing is required, of such
board, commission, or agency, conspicu-
ously on such notice, the advice that, if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the board, agency, or commission
with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings, is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
8/31, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JEF-
FERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA GEN-
ERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE
NO: 05-155-CA MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,'
INC. PLAINTIFF VS. VELICIA J.
SMITH, ET AL DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUC-
fiVE SERVICE TO: UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE ESTATE OF ROBERT C. LANGIS
A/K/A ROBERT CHARLES LANGIS
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they
be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the
unknown defendants who may be spouses,.
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,.lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming
an interest by, through, under or against
the Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest
in the property described in the mortgage
being foreclosed, herein. YOU ARE.
HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgag- and enforce a'lostr
note and/or mortgage on the following
property: LOTS 2 AND 5 OF NOBLES
ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MONTI-
CELLO, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO A
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK B,
PAGE 19 AND TO WHICH REFER-
ENCE IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY MADE
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any to it on DAVID J. STERN,
ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, STE 500,
PLANTATION, FL 33324 on or before
August 31, 2005 (no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition
filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at JEFFERSON County,
Florida, this 26th day of August, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:
JERI B. PEARSON DEPUTY CLERK.
8/3,9/7, c "
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 2ND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JEFFER-
SON COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO:
05-155-CA MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
PLAINTIFF VS. VELICIA J. SMITH, ET
AL DEFENDANTS) AFFIDAVIT FOR
SERVICE BY PUBLICATION Billi K.
Pollack, being first duly sworn, deposes
and says: 1. I am the attorney for Plaintiff
in the above styled cause, and am author-
ized to make this Affidavit on the Plain-
tiff's behalf. 2. A search has been made to
discover residences) and whereabouts of
Defendantss, ROBERT C. LANGIS
A/K/A ROBERT CHARLES LANGIS and
it has been ascertained that he is deceased.
Attached hereto as Exhibit A is the Death
Certificate of the decedent. 2a. Plaintiff's
counsel searched public records for Estate,
of.ROBERT C. LANGIS A/K/A ROBERT
CHARLES LANGIS, but found none. 2b.
Plaintiffs counsel searched court for pro-
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mant on Death Certificate regarding
Unknown Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
ees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trus-
tees, and Other Parties Claiming an.
Interest By, Through, or Against the
Estate of ROBERT C. LANGIS A/K/A
ROBERT CHARLES LANGIS. 3. There
may be persons who are or may be inter-
ested in the subject matter of this action
whose names and residence and ages are
unknown to me. 4. These unknown parties
may claim as spouses, heirs, beneficiaries,
grantees, or other claimants against said
the Estate of ROBERT C. LANGIS A/K/A
ROBERT CHARLES LANGIS, deceased,
who are not known to be dead or alive. 5.
In order to notify these unknown parties
of the instant foreclosure action it is neces-
sary to effectuate service by publication.
Billi K. Pollack Sworn to and subscribed
before me this 5th day of August, 2005 by
Billi K. Pollack who is personally known
to me. DOMENIQUE GRANT Notary
Public, State of Florida.
8/31, 9/7, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-81-CA Green Tree Servic-
ing LLC, successor service to GreenPoint
Credit, LLC, as authorized servicing agent
for NationsCredit Manufactured Housing
Corp., a corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Clif-
ford Willis, Patricia Hightower, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DECEASED, THEIR
UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM; TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL
REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC.,
a Florida not-for-profit corporation;
GLORIA WILLIS; DAVID PACKER;
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE AND ANY
OTHER PERSONS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE UNCER-
TAIN, Defendantss. NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an
order or a final judgment of foreclosure
entered in the above-captioned action, I
will sell the property situated in JEFFER-
SON County, Florida, described as: LOT
46, BLOCK "A", AUCILLA FOREST &
MEADOWS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER
THE PLAT THEREOF FILED IN PLAT
BOOK "B", PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA. "TOGETHER WITH AND
INCLUDING A (1998 S% EET\ WATER
DOUBLE WIDE SHGA2752%&B),
AFFIXED TO SAID LAND" at public
sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash, on the north steps of the JEFFER-
SON County Courthouse, Monticello,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on Sept. 22nd, 2005.
DATED this 26th day of August, 2005
Dale Boatwright CLERK OF THE
COURT (Court Seal) BY: JERI B. PEAR-
SON As Deputy Clerk SCHUYLER-
STEWART-SMITH Chad A. Dean, Esq.
118 West Adams St. #800 Jacksonville, FL
32202 (904) 353-5884 AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
NOTICE Individuals with disabilities
needing reasonable accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should con-
tact the Court administrators office, as
soon as possible. If hearing impaired,
1-800-995-8771 (TTD); or 1-800-955-8770
('1 via Florida Relay Service.
8/31, 9/7, c
The Jefferson County Utility Development
Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m., Friday,
September 9, 2005, at the Capital City
Travel Center, State Road za at 1-10,
Lloyd, Florida. This is a change of the nor-
mal meeting schedule, which is the first
Friday of each month, at 9:00 a.m., at the
C"piti City Travel Center.
I"/31, C
Ti~z Jefferson Community Water System
Board will meet 7 p.m., Thursday Sep-
tember 1, 2005 at 395 Water Mill Road
(Tank Site.)
8/31, c


HElfP WAlTED Wi
Wanted experienced roofers or
laborers pay by the hour or square
individuals or sub crews good roofers
earn $700.00 to $1,000.00. Laborers
start $9.00/hour. Call Gene at
562-8366 or 251-7459.
8/19, tfn, c
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
"Our Blessings" is now looking for
qualified teachers to join their
winning team. Must have 40 hrs., for
more info call 997-1110 or 342,1111.
8/17, 19, 24, 26, 31, pd


Come join our growing team. If you
S want to be challenged in a busy
newspaper office and want above
average earnings and have the drive
to be a positive team player, we'd like
to talk to you. No slackers,
dunderheads, dopers, drama queens,
please. Call Ron Cichon @ 997-3568.


Huddle House: Experienced waitress
& cooks. Apply within, US 19 & I 10,
see Jack.


1989 Sporty Probe, recently
mechanically overhauled, blows cold,
good tires, $1200. Call 997-7441.
8/19, tfn

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% acre 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.
8/10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31. 9/2, c
3bdrm, 1 2 b w/office, garage, nice
house, in town. Fenced back yard
w/nice size shed. $700 per month.
933-8167.
7/13, tfn, c
RV or Mobile home lots for rent. Call
Liz @ 997-1638. No calls before 9 a.m.
& no calls after 7 p.m., please.
8/5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, c
FOR SALE
Bush Hog Mower. 8ft. Model 3008.
New Conditions. List for $5,700.00
offered for $3,600.00. FMC Pecan
Sprayer mounded on Chevy C65
truck. $7,500.00. 997-3947, or
933-2938.
8/24, 26, pd
15 year old Quarter Horse $800 obo,
Call Mike @ 528-5614.
8/17, 19, 24, 26, 31, pd
SERVICES
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and
operated by Andy Rudd, 997-5648.
Leave Message.
2/11, tfn
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530. Quick Responses.
6/2, s/d, tfn
Do you want to be just a Christian,
with no denominational names.
creeds, or practices? Jesus established.
His Church called the Church of
Christ and you can be a member of it.
We are ready to help if you are ready
to learn. Call 997-3466
10/1 tfn


GREAT
OPPORTUNITY!

Seeking Technician
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.


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
We read the Scriptures in their
cultural and historical context. Christ
Episcopal Church, three blocks N of
the courthouse. Sunday service at
10:00 AM. 997-4116.
7/20, tfn


Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for a assessment of
your needs. 997-3553. UPS available
1/19, tfn


Backhoe Service: driveways, roads,
ditches, tree & shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten 997-3116,
933-3458.
4/28, tfn
Healthy Weight Loss available only at
Jackson's Drugs, Hoodiacol is
designed to curb the appetite, burn fat
and increase energy levels resulting in
considerable weight loss over time.
Hoodiacol consist of 3 key ingredients
incorporated into rice bran oil with
natural flavoring to give it a palpable
taste. In addition to weight loss, you
may see benefits for the hair, skin and
nails from the Omega 3 and Omega 6
found in rice bran oil. Hoodia
gordonii is a cactus found in the
Kalahari Desert of South Africa.
Unsurpassed as an appetite
suppressant, it not only limits appetite
but increases the sense of satiety. This
tends to limit total caloric intake by
30-40% without experiencing hunger.
Significant weight loss should result
from such a drop in caloric intake.
5/18, tfn


LOVING SALE
BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM
SUITE, 3 BEDROOM SUITES.
532 DILLS ROAD,
NIONTICELLO.
997-4008 FRI. &
SAT. 9:00 TO 4:00


Wilkinson

Warehouse Sale
Saturday,
September 3
Doors Open
8am 12 noon
1701 West Gordon
Street ~ Valdosta, GA

Call For Directions
800-633-2215


WARD INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS, INC.

9-


4856 Blounislown Highwal
701-0111 onR1-800-81 6-9218
Parts& Service
Also in Mobile & Pensacola
LS Monday-Friday,* 8AM-5PM MV51075


Housing Vouchers


WE ACCEPT ALL VOUCHERS
2/2 $615 ~ 3/2 $715~ 4/2 $895 ~ $50 dep.
Pool & Youth Activities

575-6571





Retail Assistant Manager Monticello, FL
FRED'S, a retail discount chain with locations throughout the
mid-South, continues to expand, offering excellent opportunities
for career oriented individuals who are interested in Retail
Management.
Offering: *Annual salary starting at $23,660 *Competitive
Benefits *401(k) Retirement Plan *MEDICAL AND
DENTAL INSURANCE *Individual Training The
successful candidate will have: 2 YEARS RETAIL
EXPERIENCE Interested candidates should send their resumes or
letter of qualification to:
FAX # 901-202-7539 E-MAIL gpricer@fredsinc.com


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PROPERTIES
215 N. Jefferson St
997-5516


LET US DO YOUR
HOME WORK


New Construction-3BR/2BA in town, open floor plan with
attached garage............................................ $164,900
New Construction- Cooper's Pond, 1600 sq. ft. 2 homes to
choose from ......................... ...................... 164,900
Madison County- mobile home in the country, 1 ac. $55,700
Bungalow- one of a kind, wood floors, high ceilings, large
fenced com er lot....................... ..................... 107,000
Beautiful Custom Brick- many exceptional features on 5
open acres in the country................................ $262,900





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buyers choice hillside planted pines
$15,000/acre
New Listing!!! 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 anc'ent 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
$135,000
Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm big dou-
blewide w/ fireplace, stables, round pen in
remote, oaks, pond, north of Greenville only
$295,000
Near Leon County 10 mostly open ac, cor-
ner 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 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 Under Contract
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
$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 $650,000
Near Whitehouse Road Under Con-
tract 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 newgalvanized alumi-
num roof and vinyl siding, 3 sheds, fish pond,
fenced on 2.4 acres only $86,500


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GM agrees to extend the "Buy Tike A GM Employee"

until September 30th and is to include 2006 models!
Steve Johnston, General Manager says we sold almost 1000 vehicles in June & July. We are currently tracking who protect our lives, enrich our children's minds and keep our community and country a great place to live."
another record month in August. So if buying a new or preowned vehicle is in your future, now is the time. Never With every dealer offering employee pring on new vehicles, the market has been flooded with an abundance
before has anything stimulated the market like this. Would-be buyers can expect to get a no hassle, no haggle of quality pre-owned vehicles. These vehicles are late model, one-owner, garage kept cars, trucks and suv's!"
buying experience because all prices are set in stone & clearly marked on each invoice. But best of all you get Johnston said" Through this Wednesday, August 31st, for any Law Enforcement, Firemen, Security Guards,
0% APR or up to $3,000 in rebates to go along with GM's Pricing. Emt's, Paramedics, Nurses, Hospital Employees, Teachers, Social Workers, Civil Service Employees And Military
Champion Chevorlet and University Chevrolet, Tallahassee's exclusive Chevrolet retailer has over 750 new vehicles Personnel who buys any used car, truck, sport utility or van from us we're going to extend special Executive
available and coming in to the public for immediate deliver. We will pay top dollar for your currnet trade & Discount Pricing. That means you deal directly with our Managers and receive the additional discounted executive
payoff your lease or loan in ful when we make a deal. HURRYFOR THE BEST SELECTION! price." Johnston continues, "Not only will they receive reduced executive pricing, Champion & University
fChevrolet guarantees to pay an additional $1000 over Kelley Blue Book Fair Trade-in Value for your trade. NO
MIMATTER tHE CONDITION!*"
Champion Chevrolet and University Chevrolet have combined forces to put into effect special Executive Discount "All you need to do is show us your ID card and we'll give you our special reduced executive price! With hundreds
Pricing to say 'Thank You, for a job well done' to our Law Enforcement, Firemen, Security Guards, EMT's, of al E s ctier lhoe, aln wh lod o ,rn ne '0 odl arvn diy wel av th iwomlh
P paramedics, Nurses, Hospital Employees, Teachers, Social Workery. for anyone who comes down. The special reduced Eecutive Discount Pricing is even for those of you who think
who quietly protect and serve our community and our country.you have credit problems. Our experienced credit specialists have the training to get you approved, and even
Champion and University Chevrolet's General Manger Steve Johnston states, "So often we forget about the people have the ability to work with your credit union."





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