<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Main
 Lifestyle
 Sports
 Classified


UFPKY NEH LSTA SLAF



The Monticello news
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028320/00078
 Material Information
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: September 30, 2005
Frequency: semiweekly[<1983-1994>]
weekly[ former <1925-1965>]
semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Monticello (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jefferson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jefferson -- Monticello
Coordinates: 30.544722 x -83.867222 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1903.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 23, no. 22 (Nov. 20, 1925).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579629
oclc - 10124570
notis - ADA7476
lccn - sn 83003210
issn - 0746-5297
System ID: UF00028320:00078
 Related Items
Preceded by: Weekly constitution (Monticello, Fla.)

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
        page 4
    Lifestyle
        page 5
        page 6
        page 7
        page 8
    Sports
        page 9
        page 10
        page 11
        page 12
    Classified
        page 13
        page 14
Full Text



LIDRARY OF FLORIDA HIIS7RY
404 LIBRARY WEST'
UNJV1ERSU2Y OF FLI"QRIDA
GATNF';VTT,.t' TY. 3'5m


Home Ownership
Is American
Dream

Editorial, Page 4


Refuge House
Seeks More
Local Members

Story, Page 6


Humane Society
Plans
Trail Ride

Story, Page 10


Resident Describes
Trip TO
Disaster Area

Story Page 14


Qfy Friday Morning D





Montic


II


ws


YEARNO78 50CENTS Published Wednesdays & Fridays


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2005.


Internet Service Action Pends


Only Small Percentage

Of Users Can Get Signal


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

"It's in the hands of the attorneys."
That was the- word from City Su-
perintendent Don Anderson on
Tuesday, reference the status of the
apparent dispute between the city
and Graybar Electric Company --
the contractor that provided the
equipment for the Internet system at
a cost of $227,644.43.
Weeks after the much-vaunted
service was supposed to be online,
it's viability has been put into ques-
tion.
The problem, in a nutshell, is that
of the potential 120-or-so immediate,
subscribers- to the service, only a
very small percentage can actually
receive the-sigrial at present.
"The contract said that 80 percent
of the people within a four-mile ra-
idius of the water .tanks (where the
,transmitter antennas are installed)
should get a signal," Anderson said.
*"Well, it's not 80 percent. We don't
know what percentage is getting it,
but it's not 80 percent."


"It's very isolated who can get a
signal and who' can't," Anderson
told the council at a recent meeting.
He explained Tuesday that trees
appear to be the problem. Absent
the installation of very high anten-
nas -- ones that surpass the height of
the trees surrounding customers'
houses -- it doesn't appear that cer-
tain subscribers can get the service,
Anderson said.
But certainly, trees aren't unique
to Monticello: The vendor must
have encountered the same problem
in other communities with a pleni-
tude of trees? How had the problem
been handled in those situations?
Anderson shrugged, figuratively
speaking.
"Last September, we had an hour
or so.meeting with the representa-
tive," Anderson said. "We drove
around Monticello. We told him
about the trees. We thought we had
an understanding that there were
trees."
He said an engineer from Terra-
beam, the company that sold the
original antennas to Graybar, came
here recently to access the situation.
He said the engineer was supposed


to come up with a solution to the
problem, but so far the city has not
been made privy to the information.
Anderson said the city wrote
Graybar a letter demanding a resolu-
tion of the problem by Sept. 30 and
the next thing, the company had re-
ferred the matter to its attorneys.


Now City Attorney Bruce Lein-
back is handling the matter for the
city, Anderson said. He said part of
the negotiations involve who will
pay the extra cost for the longer an-
tennas, in the event that such are
needed to correct the problem.
Leinback was in court Tuesday,


CITY ATTORNEY BRUCE LEINBACK, left,
and City Councilman Brian Hayes, formerly
the city attorney, discuss a legal matter fol-
lowing a council meeting. Leinback could


according to his private practice sec-
retary. He was with a client
Wednesday and had not responded
the News call by deadline time,
Expectations back in early June
were that the system would be up
and running within 45 days and that
customers would be able to take ad-


not be reached for comment Wednesday on
the city's alleged dispute with Graybar.
(News Photo)


vantage of the service within a few
months thereafter.
The council approved the purchase
of the system for $227,644.43 on
June 3 by a 3-0 vote (council mem-
ber Brian Hayes and Gerrold Austin
were not present).
The council awarded the contract
for the high-speed Internet service
connectivity to AT&T for a monthly
fee of $2,500 at the same meeting.
According to the best case sce-
nario presented at the time, the sys-
tem would have to attract a total of
.240 customers to be viable. Ideally,
that would entail acquiring 15 to 20
new customers per month and the
customers paying $30 monthly for
the service.
The effort to get the city to offer
Internet service was spearheaded by
a group that included Anderson,
City Clerk Emily Anderson, Coun-
cilman Tom Vogelgesang and Char-
lie Colvifi, the city's technical serv-
ices engineer. The group reportedly
held a series of workshops and hear-
ings on the project prior to recom-
nmendiig its go-ahead.
Although the council reviewed the
matter on at least three different oc-
casions, the members grasp of the
technical aspects of the system ap-
peared superficial at best. Council
members based their decision on the
recommendation and representations
of the committee and the Graybar
representatives.


Ag Event Draws


165; Raises $1,200


For Storm Victims


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

It was the largest gathering in re-
cent memory of the Jefferson
County Farm Bureau membership,
with 165 people attending the an-
nual dinner and program held at the
First United Methodist Church fel-
lowship hall Tuesday night.
Intended as a celebration of agri-
culture and to underscore its impor-
tance to the general economy, Tues-
day night's event included dinner,
live entertainment, an auction to
benefit Hurricane Katrina victims,
and the election of new members to
the board of directors.
Also introduced was the county's
nominee for Outstanding Farm Fam-
ily of the Year, which this year is
the Ernest Fulford family.


A tradition dating from 1955, the
Fulford family now gets to compete
against 17 other farm families from
surrounding counties for the honor
of Farm Family of the Year, to be
announced at the North Florida
Farm Fair in November.
A third-generation farming family
here, members of the Fulford family
have been honored with the designa-
tion of Jefferson County Outstand-
ing Farm Family twice before.
The first time was in 1966, when
C.A. Fulford and family were hon-
ored; and in 1979, when Gary Ful-
ford and Bury Fulford and families
were honored.
The guest speaker Tuesday night
was Casey Welch, national affairs
director for the Florida Farm Bureau
(FFB) in Washington DC and a cat-
tle rancher in Suwannee County.
(See Ag Event Page 11)
,, i.-'-*- ;:,'".,. 7 "" -. .' "


County

Adopts

Budget


AIL..


'9


THE MUSICAL GROUP Calvary Bluegrass
provided the entertainment at the annual
meeting of the Jefferson County Farm Bu-
reau on Tuesday night. Group members in


the foreground,
tower, Margie
(News Photo)


from left, are Franklin High-
Mercer and Sylvia Amert.


Historic Store Getting Fix-UP


TOM LAMOTT, left, and Bill Nelson stand in front of the
former Laffitte Store, which the Lloyd Community Preser-
vation Trust is restoring with funds from the Florida Bu-
reau of Historic Preservation.
i


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

Phase 2 of the ongoing restoration
of the historic Laffitte Store build-
ing in Lloyd is now almost com-
plete, according to the Lloyd
Community Preservation Trust.
The phase-2 work consists of re-
placement and repair of the building
soffits and fascias; repair of the
original metal roof and interior brac-
ing; and replacement of the chimney
above the roof line, using matching,
handmade bricks from another area
building of the same period.
It also entails the custom fabrica-
tion of several missing window
sashes and doors. Installation of the
window sashes and doors is ex-


pected to bring the structure to com-
plete stabilization and stop the
further deterioration of the build-
ing's fabric.
Bill Nelson Construction Com-
pany, Inc., of Monticello, is doing
the work, which is being accom-
plished via a $14,000 grant received
from the Florida Bureau of Historic
Preservation earlier this year.
The phase-3 work, to be com-
pleted sometime in the near future,
will add a front pqrch to the build-
ing. The plan is to design the new
porch to match the original porch as
closely as possible. The original
porch was destroyed over the years.
The phase-3 work will also in-
clude the addition of a rear porch
and a handicap ramp. Although not
historically correct, the Bureau of


Historic Preservation guidelines al-
low the ramp for fire safety and
handicap accessibility reasons.
Finally, the phase-3 work calls for
the building's exterior to be painted
barn red, traces of which color have
been found on the original siding.
In the interest of authenticity, the
Lloyd Community Preservation
Trust does not plan to provide the
building with running water and
electricity, given that the original
structure lacked these amenities.
The Laffitte Store dates from
1912. A simple, one-story frame
commercial building in the vernacu-
lar style, it is the only remaining
general merchandise store of seven
that once served the once-thriving
village of Lloyd.
(See Historic Store Page 11)


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

County commissioners approved
the final budget and millage rate
Monday night, following a five-
minute hearing that drew zero pub-
lic participation.
The only members in the audience
were Sheriff David Hobbs and Road
Department Superintendent David
Harvey.
The new budget is $22,129,472,
an increase of $4.3 million over last
year's budget of $16,590,025. Re-
move the $4.5 million that officials
hope the state will award the county
for resurfacing work -- money that
in no way is guaranteed at this point
-- and the final figures drops to
$15,448,724, however.
The millage rate, meanwhile, is 10
mills, the same as it's been for the
last several years.
Commissioners also adopted the
fire and landfill assessments, each at
a higher level than in the previous
year.
The new rate for the fire tax is
$83.60 for single-family residential
units; $48.40 for multifamily resi-
dential units; and 46 cents per sq.
foot for commercial buildings, with
a minimum of $118.80 and a maxi-
mum of $2,750 for such structures.
The new rate for the landfill as-
sessment is $178.48 for single-
family residences and 45 cents per
sq. foot for commercial buildings,
with a minimum of $301.95 and a
maximum of $2,806.25 for the
latter.
The increases in the fire and land-
fill assessments are part of a five-
year step-up plan approved by
commissioners three years ago to
make the Fire and Solid Waste de-
nartments self-sufficient.
(See Budget Page 11)
a









PAGE 2. MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005







a,.


~iitfar-


MONTICELLO NEWS Publisher Ron Cichon,
left, discusses publishing a small town
;newspaper with Author Robert Olen Butler,


who is doing research for his forthcom
screenplay, "Americus." (News Photo)


Researching Screenplay,


Author Interviews Publisher


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor

County resident and Pulitzer Prize
winning author, Robert Olen Butler,'
interviewed Monticello News Pub-
lisher Ron Cichon, Wednesday, as
part of his research for a screenplay
he has been commissioned to write.
The screenplay titled "Americus"
is set in a fictional town in West
Virginia, starring Robert Redford.
"Americus" tells the story of a
major network television anchorman
and his brother, a small town news-
paper publisher.
In his research for the screenplay,
Butler also interviewed the late
.fABC Anchorman Peter Jennings,
and NBC Anchorman Brian Wil-
liams.
Butler expects to complete the
screenplay in early 2006.
- This is his ninth screenplay, and
'Butler has written for producers
[such as Oliver Stone, Sidney Pol-
,.lack, and Jemrr Bruckheimer.


-,-



S '


He relates that the average
screenplay is 120 pages and takes
about six months to complete.
His novel A Good Scent From a
Strange Mountain," won the Pulitzer
Prize for fiction in 1993.
He has published 10 novels and
four books of short stories. A book
of short stories is slated for publica-
tion in the fall of 2006.
His stories have appeared in such
publications at the New Yorker, Es-
quire, The Paris Review, Harpers,
GQ, and Atlantic Monthly.
Butler is also the recipient of both
a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction,
and a National Endowment for the
Arts grant.
' He also won the Richard and
Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award
from the American Academy of
Arts and Letters.
More recently, Butler won two
National Magazine Awards. and his
works have been translated into 15
languages.
He is a distinguished professor of
Creative Writing at Florida State
University.


car Seat

Safety

Program Set

DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Because motor vehicle crashes are
the leading cause of death and injury
to young children, in an effort to
educate parents and guardians on
car seat safety, Jefferson County
Health Deparment will demonstrate
." car seat installation from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, in the
Winn-Dixie parking lot.
^ Trained car seat specialists will be
available to check car seats to make
sure they are installed correctly, and
ing that children are properly strapped
in.
Car seats are available at no
charge to qualified individuals.
Shena McFadden, Healthy Start
Program Coordinator, can be con-
tacted at 342-0170 x 106 for further
information.


Thank you for the gi fts and

most of all for attending our

50oth WVecing Anniversary

Srri o ^.-U 4
?"/1 "'


Package Deal! $
Diesel Tpacgo Pachge
*Diesel Tractor ,,
*Rotary Cutter
*Boom Pole
*Drawbar
,16 ft Dual Axel Trailer


As low as


-Includes Warranty
'Other Pkgs Available
CHECKS CREDIT CARDS 'o
$0 Down $99/mo WAC
SINGER TRACTORS"THE TRACTOR

Exit 11 off 1-75 1/4 Mile West Then Turn Left on White Water Road
877-249-8885 229-249-8484


GOT LAND?


Let's Build


I>


Metal Roof is optional. Copyright Home Store Plans and Pubicalions
Call Today! PW7
(850) 224-0614 r W H
T Fll 1-800-771-0614 P W H homes. com
l Division of Pennyworth Homes, Inc.
Visit Our NewHone Design Center Today! Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm Saturday 9am- 1pm r "
9335 West Tennessee Street FL tlk. aRCC4S77e'tl


8hree Sisters

R E S T A U R A N T


We proudly serve
exclusively
Certified Angus Beef
product-consistently
flavorful, juicy and
tender-truly the
best-tasting beef
available today.


Before the Opera
House, after the
Opera House, or
just a relaxing
evening out...
Three Sisters
proudly offers:



oCoc


comfortable,


Homestyle
Atmosphere
* A Variety Cuisine
* Exclusive, Certified
Angus Beef entries


* In
* Tc


4

f*'rA ~
fl~A
I. e,
C?

a~,. -.

-, ., 4..~ ~I


international Dishes (Sat.)
ake-out Available


L LL 'NCH send
1i a5,t
/I ,


370 South Jefferson Street Monticello, Florida 32344 850-342-3474


A


LOCAL DEMOCRATS hosted a booth at the 17th Annual
-Trade Fair held at the Opera House, last week. From left is
;Tom Conley and Mary Ann Clarke. (News Photo)


Local Democrats To

Attend Convention


: The Jefferson County Democratic
SParty (JCDEC) has been active in
- the county of late.
Since January the committee has
:held meetings with guest speakers:
"Secretary Betty Castor, Senator Al
-Lawson, Senator Rod Smith, Con-
-gressman Jim Davis and Congress-
*man Allen Boyd.
ma Events have included a St. Pat-
Lrick's Day dinner and fundraising
,event, a book sale to benefit the new
county library, a booth at the Water-
Smelon Festival to meet and greet lo-
*cals and distribute free water.
The Committee participated in
Various events at the annual Fourth
Sof July Celebration at the Recreation
"Park.
The Committee has also contrib-
-uted to high achievers at Jefferson
,County High School, with donations
:of school supplies to the Jefferson
-County Elementary School, and a
'donation to help fund the fireworks
"at the July 4th event.
- The JCDEC now has a local
,office. Most recently on Sept. 11,
:the Committee held a flag presenta-
0tion event at the Monticello court-
".house.
: Congressman' Allen Boyd was in
"attendance to make the dedication
,and presentation.
Currently the Committee is gear-
-ing up to attend the State Demo-
:cratic Convention in Orlando, in


December.
Various committee members, lo-
cal elected officials and Democratic
Party members will be attending
what promises to be an exciting and
informative event.
Anyone not already registered, in-
terested in attending the event,
should call Eleanor Hawkins as
soon as possible at 997-2863.
The Committee manned a booth
at the recent Trade Fair and door
prizes for a dinner at JCKC were
drawn.
October events for the Committee
include a precinct party for precincts
7 and 8, 6 p.m., Oct. 6, open to the
public, with family members urged
to attend.
The JCDEC will collect non per-
ishable food and monetary dona-
tions at the event, to be donated to
Hurricane Katrina victims.
The dinner will include hamburg-
ers, hot dogs and all the fixings. The
party will be held at the Casa Bianca
Youth Group on Waukeenah High-
way.
Senator Bill Nelson will be in
town Oct. 4, for a meet and greet.
For more information about the time
and place, call Hawkins.
Party Chair Karen Thurman will
be the guest speaker at the Commit-
tee's regular meeting 7 p.m., Oct. 11
at the West Washington Street.


Beef up your

Internet,

your phone and

your wallet.


Combine High-speed Internet
with Sprint Solutions- and save up to $15 a month.

High-speed Internet includes:
Free EarthLink blocking and protection tools.
24/7 tech support.
A $50 online rebate (covers$49.99 activation fee).
Sprint Solutions" includes:
Unlimited local service with features
like Caller ID, Call Forwarding and
Three-way Calling.
Choice of long distance plan.


Services not available in all areas Offer good for residential customers only who sign u fillor High llspeed Interne and Spintt Solutions Standard Plan, Not valid with any other offers or discounts
Offer subject to change or cancel without notice Sprint Solutions: Lifeline customers may porch se vertical features by certifying they have a legitimate medical or safety need for the features)
requested All rates subject to change Restrictions apply see rates, terms and conditions at sprint coin Additional restrictions may apply Monthly Fee: Promotional monthly rate 1II 1 -ril in" 17
S. .. ,. .. I ,, .. subscribes to both Sprint Solutions Standard Plan and Spint high-speed Internet If one soe vie is cancelled, $15 savin .......i. .. .r .1. 1
, I ,.,,I ,,,,,, .. 1 i ., i Rate appihes to up to 15 Mbps speed, which is not available in all areas $4999 activation he will apply laxes and n ..... .1 and ale based i V \
on standard monthly rate Sprint high-speed Internet: A fee of S ,i : i, .,.. .. ... early ternnlnation Actual performance ay vary dune to conditions outside of Sprints network control Iliose q
conditions may include variables such as customer location, physical I .. ,,, ..... network congestion, server and route speeds of W i, .. .. i ... ,, ... .. i... .. .. conditions sprint.CO / oney
No minimum level of speed is guaranteed Additional restrictions may apply Rebate: Customer must request and subrlmit $5I0 rebate aon t at 1. i..' .... ,", i i ,,,, Iait I fig l
speed Internet account mu' .. .i ,,,i .,, standing to receive rebate Limit of one rebate per household Sprnnt is iol responsible for lost. late, damaguy d, i sdilrrected, ilhlgi(le 0 1 i0 i( u leuih it ir li' iiiis uI th lul ii wi, 1
not be honored Dupliate i. 'i. I L..,r1 Distance Plans: State-to-state, international, in state tong-distanc lne cluding local toll) services are governed fby the applicable sati t s aind/ol sialte lini s an U'l ondii ns
of service US residents only Dial-1 service, ^r.i.nin-' rriinal. mn, app, 10@Kr Fridayv Giveaway- Nn pirlaeo nro rv a in piintr n win Miust he 18 vears ir ) oldc n te eoer ueo eniv enrli he uIsehold Vol wle leultridl i
com plete rules, visftw w w sprintt comn/m money i . i i ...... i, ,, ,. , .. i ..... ... .. ... ... i i ,, ... ... i. ,


i


ML


























AT LEFT, State Party Chairman Carole Jean
Jordan, presents a $7,000 check for match-

State GOP Chair

Honors Local Part


At the regular monthly meeting of
the Republican Party of Jefferson
County, Sept. 13,-State Party Chair-
man Carole Jean Jordan honored the
group for participation in the Re-
publican Rural Party Initiative.


The high point o
the presentation
$7,000, the State
tion to this year
program for rural
Jordan praised t


*- ,
















ing fundraising to Jefferson County Republi-
can Party Chairman Clyde Simpson.
cal party and congratulated them on
their successes to date.
Jordan also took the opportunity
to introduce Brooke Coleman and
y Russell Peck, new staff members at
the State Party.
of the meeting was Coleman holds the new Member
of a check for Relations (Field Director) position
Party's contribu- for the Panhandle Counties, and
's matching fund Peck is the State's new Voter Regis-
counties. tration Director.
the work of the lo- Also attending from the State
Party staff was Terry Kester, direc-
...... .. tor of party development.
-^ .. .. The meeting, preceded by a group
dinner, was held at Willow Pond
Farm, and was attended by a large
group of County Republicans.
The local party meets 7 p.m. on
the third Tuesday of each month,
and all are encouraged to attend.
Further information about the lo-
cal party and its activities is avail-
able on its web site at: www.
jeffersongop.com.


The Jefferson
County Utility
Coordinating
Committee will
meet at
9:00 a.m. October
12, 2005, at the
Jefferson County
Extension Office,
275 North Mulberry
Street.


MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 PAGE 3

INRO UCOR PCCAL.
LMTDTM


LIMITED TIME:
OFFER

COMPLETE


$183+tax


rEE DEALER
FOR DETAILS


INCLUDES:
Normal Installation
6 Months Free Tank Rental
100 Gallons of Gas/


-00-


AmeriGas
US 19 S. at CR 259 Monticello, Florida
997-3331


SI X T H A N N U A LT^S




Thanksgiving is again coming two days early this year for those people needing
eye surgery. Dr. Joel K. Sugar, MD, MSEE will be providing
FREE Cataract Surgery for individuals meeting the program guidelines.
Special Surgery Day is:
NOVEMBER 22, 2005
at the Nature Coast EyeCare Institute in Perry, FL
To determine if you qualify for the free cataract surgery please contact
Darlene as soon as possible at:
(800) 870-6001 ext. 641




NATURE COASTj ,.; .'I
EiyeCatre Insihte


mwmml I=.- 9m-I -m


PETE ROSSI of New Leaf Farms recently was recognized
for his contribution to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches.
From left, Sheriff David Hobbs, Rossi, and Frank Kenny do-
'nor relations officer.

Hometown Get Down

Begins Friday Evening
nishings, restaurants, and a myriad
DEBBIE SNAPP of other choices offering the best
Staff Writer shopping selection.
Jefferson County and shopkeepers,


Your Hometown Get Down be-
gins 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Dog-
wood and Cherry Streets.
A volunteer committee of Monti-
cello merchants are teaming up with
Main Street to provide "Your
Hometown Get Down," a free
monthly event for residents that
showcases what Jefferson County
has to offer, and get new people to
discover downtown.
The organization, design and pro-
motion committee consists of 10
people who plan and implement ac-
tivities, manage the program, coor-
dinate volunteers, and assist with the
event implementation.
The monthly event includes live
entertainment, food and beverage,
local vendors, and exhibitors,
giveaways, and activities for the
community to promote and intro-
duce the local and surrounding com-
munities to Monticello.
The Hometown Get Down will
enable merchants to educate and ex-
pose the community to downtown
businesses and enhance downtown
business sales and will include
events that will appeal to a variety
of tastes.
Monthly themes and varied enter-
tainment will be offered and many
Downtown merchants and restau-
rants will be open late.
The Marketplace will showcase
specialty shops; antiques, gifts, fine
clothing and accessories, home fur-


will have their welcome mats out.
Citizens are encouraged to come
downtown and support local pro-
ducers, musicians, and artisans
while sharing some time with your
neighbors.


Fun Rides Free shows Free parking is available. -

November 3r -

call 878-FAIR or See website for daily specials
.. B:~ l-''Ki -- -1 -i


W. T. GRANT'S ONE STOP A AUTOMOTIVE CENTER

(IN LOVING MEMORY OF W. T. GRANT, III 10/33 6/05)


$ "BEST PRICES IN TOWN" $



CITGO GASOLINE/DIESEL Low & HIGH SULFUR


fezT C',OL P gg


&f~A-~TTh5, C4g4~s


Complete Auto Repairs

YEAR 12,000 MILE WARRANTY ON ALL REPAIRS

1 NEW AND USED TIRES


24HR.


WRECKER SER VICE/L OCKO UTS


1270 North Jefferson St.

850-997-0622


Food Store Hours. Service Dept. Hours Laundromat Hours
.7am '9pm Sunday. (IN, REAR OF FOOD STORE
6am 10Pm Mon.-Thurs. 7:30a.m 5pm Mon. Fri. 7am Midnight Daily
6Am Midnight Fri.& Sat. 8:00am -.2pm Sat. & Sun Last Wash Ca, 100-30pm'


'Aqf OFfe,4 F /tO L


"E


C









PAGE 4, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005



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

/ MEMBER 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.
POSTMASTER send addresses to: Monticello News
P.O. Box 428, 1215 North Jefferson Street
Monticello, FL 32345 Phone: (850) 997-3568
Fax. 850-997-3774 E-Mail: MonticelloNews@earthlink.net



Home Ownership


is Americ
More Americans are becoming
homeowners and that's good news
not only for the homeowners but it's
even better news for America's
neighborhoods.
Study after study finds neighbor-
hoods in which people own homes
Share more stable homeowners re-
main in a home an average of nine
years longer than' renters.
S Homeowners are also more en-
gaged in the community they live in.
Research at Harvard's Joint Center
* for Housing Studies has discovered
that owners are 28 percent more
likely to improve their home and 10
percent more likely to be civic
minded.
For many people, owning a home
provides a one-of-a-kind opportu-
nity to better themselves.
Home equity is the single greatest
form of saving for most homeown-
ers, which is a comfon a time
when man, are concerned for the
future of social security.
Today, more people can afford to
buy their own homes than ever be-
fore in history. One of the contribut-
ing factors is new forms of financ-
ing, such as the non prime loan.
Many people may be surprised to
discover that up to 50 percent of all
people who apply for a mortgage
don't qualify for a prime loan rate.
Non prime mortgage lending of-
fers credit to borrowers that previ-
ously would have been denied
giving them a chance to get a step
closer to the American dream.
Generally, young people, indi-
viduals :with damaged credit, and
minority, populations have lower
credit scores and might thus be de-
nied mortgages.
Another factor that contributed to
the growth of home ownership was
the economic boom of the 1990s.
This boom fueled a rapid apprecia-
tion in home values, but now ex-
perts are urging caution as we move
closer to bursting what many are
calling a real estate bubble.
"The lower interest rates of the re-
cent past aided in creating an econ-
omy ripe for new homeowners,"
said Bruce Hahn, of the American
Homeowners Grassroots Alliance.
However, warns Hahn, rising gov-
ernment debt can mean there is less
money available for consumer in-


A veterans service organization
that exists to support combat-
wounded veterans has elected James
Randles, 61, of Atlanta as the new
National Commander of the Military
Order of the Purple Heart.
Some 38,000 strong, the group
consists exclusively of those
wounded in combat who received a
Purple Heart for wounds inflicted by
the enemy.
In addition to helping members re-
ceive the Veterans Administration
benefits they are entitled to, the or-
ganization also sponsors a scholar-
ship program and a national pre-
scription drug program online.
Randles grew up in Medford, Ore.
and graduated from Medford Senior
High School in 1961. He received
an ROTC commission in February
1967 upon his graduation from the
University of Nevada, Reno, Ne-
vada. He retired from the military in


an Dream
vestment. Less money available
means higher interest rates for bor-
rowers.
Another critical component that
could cripple home ownership is the
proposed over regulation of feder-
ally chartered lenders Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac.
These important institutions make
sure there is a stable supply of mort-
-gage money available to lenders in
order to make the loans new home
buyers need.
Over regulation in an attempt to
reform lending could keep potential
home, buyers from being able to en-
ter the housing market.
Yet another threat to home owner-
ship is regulation that would reduce
the availability of non prime loans
to those who need them and can af-
ford them.
There are abuses by some in the
industry, and .existing laws need to
be enforced and loopholes closed to
stop unsavory lending practices. But
at the same time, qualified and edu-
cated borrowers deserve to have all
options available.
"Non prime lending works and has
a place in the marketplace," said Al-
phonse Jackson, Secretary of Hous-
ing and Urban Development.
"What is needed is enforcement of
existing laws, better consumer edu-
cation and narrow, carefully tar-
geted policy action where necessary
to deal selectively with the remain-
ing exploitive practices," said Hahn.
If regulations are so restrictive that
financial institutions reduce the
availability of non prime loans,
many people will no longer be able
to buy a home.
Because of low interest rates, new
financing options like non prime
loans, and the role of the govern-
ment sponsored enterprises such as
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, not
only is home ownership soaring but
minority home ownership is. at an
all-time high.
"Home ownership has long been
the key to achieving the American
Dream," said Hahn. "With home
ownership at record levels, we urge
caution, as eliminating options and
opportunities is not the way to con-
tinue encouraging home
ownership."


February 1987.
Randles spent his Army career as
a tanker, serving in various positions
in armored and cavalry units.
He was the troop commander of G
Troop, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored
Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam. It
was during this command that he
was wounded and eventually evacu-
ated to Madigan Army Hospital in
Fort Lewis, Wa:
Serving in various posts around
the world, he eventually ended up
assigned to the Readiness Group At-
lanta, where he decided to retire.
His awards and decorations in-
clude a Bronze Star for Valor earned
in Vietnam, along with the Purple
Heart and two more Bronze Stars.
Randles was awarded the Joint Serv-
ice Commendation Medal.
He is currently employed as the
Veterans. Affairs Operations Officer
fox the State of Georgia.


Opinion & Comment


Short Takes & Other Notions


BY MERRY ANN FRISBY

Fall is here in Monticello. Down-
town seems to have taken on a new
sense of energy. The lovely
benches, decorative trash cans and
flowers look wonderful. Thank you
MAinstreet!
Many shop owners have spruced
up their storefronts but a particularly
beautiful stretch is from Miladys to
Huckleberry Patch. Thank you mer-
chants all!
The repainted street crossing are
bright, the streets are spotlessly
clean. The grass along the roads and
monuments are all lovingly cares for
and neat looking. Thank you gov-
ernmental workers all.


I have always heard that local
towns like Monticello, used to be lo-
cated one days horse ride from each
other. If this is true this old notion
has taken on new life. Each week-
end, usually dn Saturday our town is
filled with bicyclists, motorcyclists
or old car enthusiasts. Recently
there were several people here with
electric cars. Boy I hope they keep
building those!
I can see charging stations each a
day's horse ride apart. I have seen
many turn up to have breakfast in
town, wander around then move on.
I hear that the old high school will
soon be renovated to accommodate
local government. This will free up
downtown space for new businesses.


I hope that any businesses that lo-
cate here will draw the 'walking
downtown' crowd.
This old fashioned Saturday gath-
ering is not just quaint, it is fun to
walk around and meet new people
and it is good economically. More
taxes are paid by small business
than are paid by large corporations.
This weekend's'"Downtown Get,
down" draws a walking cdr6wd,''and
visiting crowd. This is exactly what
downtown Tallahassee is trying to
achieve. Hardly anyone lives near
enough to downtown Tallahassee to
walk there. Parking is dicey even at
night.
Here we have many residential
neighborhoods within walking dis-
tance and plenty of safe parking at


night. So come on out and enjoy
yourself this Friday evening.
Also using the downtown streets
are a little roving pack of dudes with
skateboards. They are so cute as
they scour town for anything that
might pass for a ramp. I think the
goal is, to fly up in the air and land
on the board to continue the ride.
However, it also could be to fly into
the' t '~hld' fall on your keister. This
is what 11 have seen more often. If
the object is to fall off I suggest you
fellas try Pearl Street.
Dr. John Mackay will be leaving
the Tallahassee Memorial Health-
care on South 19, but not for several
months. A successor will be on,
board prior to Mackay's leaving.
He'll annou nce more details later.







how


irawl
services. Who are the winners and
the losers of urban sprawl? Of
course, the developers are the win-
ners. The question that really begs
to be answered, is: What is the mo-
tive of the Planning Commissioners
voting for these urban sprawl devel-
opments? Are they really planners,
or are they just there to represent
special interests?
Our County Commissioners, who
appointed the members of the Plan-
ing Commission, need to answer
these questions.
Please plan to attend the October
13 meeting to show your support
against urban sprawl.
Sincerely,
Fred Williams
725 Rainbow's End Road
Monticello, Florida


Dear Editor:
I bet if we were to have a county-
wide referendum on who is in favor
of urban sprawl, it would be voted
down without question.
No one wants urban sprawl except
for land developers who stand to
make millions at taxpayers'
expense. Well, folks, urban sprawl
has arrived to Jefferson County.
A large development near Lloyd
on Highway 59, which allows, one
house per acre is now offering land
for sale.
On September 8, a second devel-
opment on Highway 19 just south of,
I-10 was approved. This is a 73 acre
development, which once again al-
lows for high density, one house per
acre.
On October 13th, a third develop-
ment is being presented to rezone a
400 acre development located near
Waukeenah. The rezoning proposal
allows for one house per acre.
This tract of land is currently
zoned to allow for one house per
three acres, which is compatible
with surrounding properties.
Each of these developments will
tap into our county's water system.
Unfortunately, there are no sewage
treatment plants available and none
are being proposed by the develop-
ers.
Consequently, every house will
have to have a septic tank. So what
is the problem? Just take a look at
Killearn Acres and Killearn Lakes
in Leon County and look at who is
having to pay.
The Leon County Tax Payers are
having to spend millions of dollars
to bail out these communities from
septic tank overflow and seepage.
Who is approving these develop-


ments? Our own Jefferson County
Planning Commission is approving
them and sending them to the
County Commission with their
blessing.
There is neither rhyme nor reason
given by the Planning Commission
for approving these developments.
In fact, at the September 8th Plan-
ning Commission meeting, a public
impromptu poll was taken as to
who favored the 73 acre develop-
ment.
Not a hand was raised in favor of
the development. Somewhere close
to 100 hands went up to oppose the
new development. The land devel-
opers were asked to abstain from
voting.
Regardless of the public meeting
disapproval by those in the


audience, the planning commission
approved the development anyway.
Three Planning Commissioners in-
cluding the chairperson voted
against it, but were out voted.
The Planning Commissioners
who favor these developments are
basically voting for' urban sprawl.
They are committing your tax dol-
lars to bail out what will eventually
be polluted areas of this beautiful
county.
Septic tanks fail after a number of
years. Septic tank.seepage is inevita-
ble. Unfortunately, it has been
shown that tax dollars generated by
these communities will not cover
the cost of additional police, fire,
EMS personnel, schools and other
services.
New residents will demand these


County Commission Should Be


Accountable For Planners


Dear Editor:
Gomer Pyle would probably say
more than "Sheezam" if he had to
try to be heard by the County or
Planning Commissions.
I read the Sept. 23 edition of the
paper. Tom Lamott was trying to
convey his feelings to the County
Commission that citizens attendance
and concerns at meetings appear to
be largely ignored in favor of devel-
opers' interests
Chairman Skeet Joyner ignored
him, called for a motion and vote,
and guess what happened, a unani-
mous vote in favor of the develop-
ers' interests.


I feel your pain Lamott. Hundreds
of us feel your pain and outrage.
Robin Litford wrote at letter to the
editor Sept. 21. She said that hun-
dreds of citizens were ignored at the
Sept. 8 Planning Commission meet-
ing.
Guess what happened? The Com-
mission voted 5-3 in favor of the de-
velopers.
Maybe it's time to hold the County
Commission accountable at the vot-
ing booth. Maybe most of them feel
too important to answer citizen's
questions any more.
Maybe a mostly new Commission
would appoint a mostly new Plan-


ning Commission, and replace the
Director Bob Arrendondo, and his
staff lawyer, Scott Shirley.
The Planning Department has
made many errors lately which have
been reported in the paper, but the
County Commission keeps letting
them get away with it.
The Planning Commission meets
on Oct. 13 to consider a 350 home
subdivision on 377 acres by a Sara-
sota developer. They'll probably
vote on the 13th also.
If you're a regular Joe Blow citi-
zen, like me, and Las Vegas sets a
betting spread on the vote outcome,
(See Commission Page 10)


From Our Photo File


CHARLES BRONSON, secretary of agricul- Bentley, Mack Morris, Bronson. (News File
ture, attended a barbecue at Bentley's Lake Photo)
House in March, 1990. L-R: Wallace


Letters...


Writer Urges Citizens To S


Support Against Urban Sp


Wounded Vets Group

Has New Commander












Lifestyle


MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 PAGE 5


Refuge House Task Force


Seeks More Local Members


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer


Jefferson County Domestic/Sexual
Violence Task Force met recently to
discuss local participation.
Agencies represented include: Ref-
uge House, Monticello, City Police
Department, County Sheriffs De-
partment, Big Bend Community
Based Care, DISC Village's Office
of Prevention, and Tri-County Min-
istries and Harvest Center.
The goal of the Task Force was
to increase local participation by
making the meeting time and loca-
tion more convenient.
Meetings will tentatively take


place directly after the Jefferson
County Community Coalition meet-
ing, 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25.
The Task Force is looking for ad-
ditional members to form a more di-
verse ethnic group.
Harvey noted that the restructur-
ing of the Task Force will include
Sexual Violence training and train-
ing on the root causes of violence
against women/men.
Harvey reminds members that
October is Domestic Violence
Awareness Month.
She mentioned that the Annual
Task Force event is scheduled for
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Mal-
loy's Nursery,
The topic of this year's program


Annual Fire Prevention

Week October 9-15


RUTH HARVEY


Ruth Harvey Observed

90th Birthday Saturday


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Ruth Harvey, born September 20,
.1915, celebrated her 90th birthday
:Saturday with friends and family at
the Harvest Christian Center.
Her life was shown on big screen
for all to view in the form of a slide
presentation of pictures collected
from family and friends over the
years.
The last of the selection of pic-
tures was of her, with the words
"You're one of a kind We're cele-
brating you."
She, was born Ruth VanTassel in
East ,BranchtI, PA., and. raised in
Pennsylvania and New York, mov-
ing to Monticello in 1991.
She was one of nine children, two


boys and seven girls, and is the old-
est of her siblings living today. She
has a sister in Texas, one in
Georgia, and another here in Monti-
cello, Mary Brown.
Harvey was a nurse with a career
that expanded some 35 years.
She gave 15 years of her life as a
missionary in Gabon, Africa. She
taught Sunday School at the First
Baptist Church for 10 plus years.
I Friends and family were encour-
aged to make a donation to the Har-
vest Christian Center in lieu of
birthday gifts to her.
Though not all of her family were
able to attend this special occasion,
many .,did. Her immediate family
consists of four sisters, one
daughter, six grandchildren, 15
great grandchildren, four great-great
grandchildren and a son, deceased.


SHARE Lists Registration,

Distribution Times, Dates


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Aucilla SHARE October registra-
tion times at Central Baptist Church,
655 Tindell Road, Aucilla; and the
County Library, 375 South Water
Street, are 10 a.m. to Noon, on the
Saturday of Oct. 1 and 8.
Pick up and Distribution Day will
be held at the Central Baptist
Church location only from 9 10:30
a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The October Basic Package is a
guaranteed retail value of $36 or
more for the cost of $18.
The package will consist of: 3.66
pounds of chicken leg quarters,
14.08 ounces of fully cooked mes-
quite chicken breast filets, one
pound of ground turkey, one pound
of ground beef, one pound of fully
cooked meatballs, and one pound of
salmon.
Plus a selection of fresh fruits and
vegetables.
The October Specials Combo
Pack can be purchased at a cost of
$11.50. It consists of two 4 ounce
boneless pork chops, four 4 ounce
(80/20) pure beef hamburger patties,
two 4 ounce boneless chicken


Childbirth

Classes

Planned
Free childbirth classes are avail-
able at the Jefferson County Health
Department.
The next series will be held 2 4
p.m. on Mondays beginning Oct. 3
through Oct. 31, at the Health De-
partment.
For more information or to regis-
ter call Shena McFadden, B.S.W.,
Healthy Start Coordinator at 342-
0170 x106.
Child birth education classes will
discuss stages of labor, medications,
comfort measures, breast feeding
benefits, Caesarean birth and post
partum care.


breasts, and two 5 ounce USDA
choice boneless beef sirloin filets.
Another October Special includes
eight 6 ounce USDA sirloin steaks
for $13.25. And for $13.50 a 4.25
pound Golden Legacy boneless tur-
key breast can be purchased.


Church News


Casa Bianca MB Church will hold
a love program for Jasmine Francis
6:30 p.m., Saturday. All soloists
and choirs are encouraged to attend.
***


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer


October is Fire Prevention Month
and the week of Oct. 9-15 is Fire
Prevention Week.
In conjunction with this, Jeffer-
son County Fire Rescue is open for


Homes OfI
James Edward
James Edward, age 58, of Monti-
cello, Florida died Wednesday, Sep-
tember 20, 2005 at Tallahassee
Co-medical Center.
Brown was a native of Jefferson
County and lived in Tallahassee for
2 years.
He was a retired state worker and
barber. He was also a member of the
Union Hill AME church Wacissa,
Fl. A former marine that served in
Vietnam for 2 years. Then he was
given an honorable discharge from
the military. After returning home
he joined the V.F.W. Post 251 and
served until he became disabled.
He is survived by one daughter,
Shaundala Brown, of Florida; one
son, Antonia (Latoya) of Tallahas-
see, Florida. The children's mother -"
Mary Brown, of Wacissa, Florida,
the wife to James for 22 years.
James (mother) Leveria Brown of
Tallahassee, Florida; two sisters
Doris Brown, Monticello,
Vera Mae (Jay) Cull, of Tallahassee,
Florida; one brother William
(Debra) Brown, Detroit, Michigan.,
An adopted sister Lottie Brown, of
Perry, Florida. A host of sorrowing
nieces, nephews, cousins, and
friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday,
October 1, 2005, 11 a.m., at Union
Hill AME Church of Wacissa, Flor-
ida, with Reverend Willie Hagan of-
ficiating.
Interment will follow at Pallbear-


Greater Elizabeth MB Church of ers Cemetery. Pallbearers are Don-
Lloyd celebrates its Pastor and First nell Robinson, Jerome Mays, Kelvin
Lady's 14th anniversary on the fol-
lowing dates: 7 p.m, Thursday with
guest church Beth Page MB; 7 p.m.
Friday with guest church, St. Rosa
PB 11 a.m. Sunday, with guest
church Mt. Morilla MB; and 3 p.m.
Sunday, with guest church
Springhill MB.


requests concerning Fire Preven-
tion Education.
Spokesman Don Burton said that
he is available Oct. 1-15 to come
out to schools, community groups,
Boy Scout troops and others in the
community, with the fire truck and
ambulances, and educate the public
on the vehicles, equipment and


Mourning


Robinson,
Sounders,
Honorary
Post 251.


Clifford Pluummner, Fred
and David Alexander.
pallbearers are V.F.W.


will focus on the effects on children
living in domestic violence homes.
and will include speakers raised in
this kind of environment.
The Refuge House is collecting
used and unwanted cell phones and
chargers, for abused women who
may need them in an emergency.
The cell phones will be made 911
ready for the women in crisis.
Phones that are unable to be used
will be recycled to raise money for
services such as helping battered
women and their children and sex-
ual assault survivors, also advocacy
and education programs.
Harvey can be reached at 342-
3518 for more information about
Refuge House.

o.her fire prevention related
materials.
Burton said that through the Fire
Prevention Program, Fire Rescue
reaches an average of more then
1,000 children per year, and almost
as many adults in community or-
ganizations requesting presentations.

He added that the program has
new movies, children's fire hats,
reading materials and related items.

Anyone wishing to set up a time
and date for a fire prevention pres-
entation can call Burton at 342-
0182 to schedule the event for their
school or organization.


Cars
2 & 4 Door Models As Low As
$750 Down No Credit Checks
850-536-9111- www.JumpimJims.com
Ask For Mr. Deal










Central

Church of Christ
US 19 South at
Cooper's Pond Road
997-1166

Sunday:
10 AM Bible School
11AM Worship Hour
6 PM Evening Worship
Wednesday:
7 PM Bible Study

Come
Sunday...

Let Us Give

Thanks

Together!

Come and hear...
Wayne Warren, Minister


Branch Street Funeral Home is
handling arrangements.

Sibyl Walker
Mrs. Sibyl Walker, age 95, a
homemaker died Wednesday, Sep-
tember 28, 2005 in Monticello, Flor-
ida.

.Graveside service will be Friday,
September 30, 2005 at 1 :00AM in
the Oakfield Cemetery Monticello,
Florida. No visitation is planned.
A native of Dry Hill, Kentucky
and a founder resident of Middleton,
Ohio, Sibyl has lived in Monticello,
Florida for the past 20 years. She
was a homemaker and was of the
Baptist Faith.
She is survived by five daughters
Doris Lee Cook of Franklin, Ohio,
Billie Louise Back of Monticello,
Florida, Geraldine Wyer of Char-
lottesville, Virginia, Lois West of
Middleton, Ohio, and Joyce Lucas
of Brownsburg, Indiana and one
brother Dan Wooten of Ayden, Ken-
tucky and three sisters Tenny
Bishop of Monticello, Florida, Lilly
Langdon Day of Ketterin, Ohio and
Zola Roberts of London Kentucky
and fifteen grandchildren, 20 great
grandchildren and 5 great, great
grandchildren.


BethPage MB Church will hold a
Fish Fry, 10 a.m., Saturday in the
Winn Dixie parking lot, near Pizza
Hut.

Springfield AME Church will
hold a fall revival 7 p.m. nightly,
Oct. 5-7. Prophet J.S. McClendon,
of Alabama, is the speaker.

Northside Chruch of Christ on
North Railroad Street will hold a
clothing and household items givea-
way 10 a.m. Saturday, until all items
are gone.

New Arrival
Sami and Stan Swift of Monticello
announce the birth of their first
great-grandchild Jada Marie Tenore.
Born Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 and
weighing in at 6 pounds and 8
ounces.
Her parents are Brandy and John
Michael Tenore of Fort Walton
Beach, FL.
Her grandparents are Cindy and
John Tenore of Mary Ester, FL.


L


.A "










* Home Site Buyers
Investors/Developers
* Farmers/Ranchers
Call for Inspection Dates
& Full-Color Brochure
800-451-2709
WALTERS-SCHRADER
AUCTION COMPANY INC.
WJZ ..^t~i^


m Okeechobee
County, FL
Premiere w&t~ d & cRadc SiteS


1 43334

Thursday, Novemb e 3
For info. visit: I :O t *
www.schraderauction.com


WHEN Vivian Miles opened the door to let
her cat outside, it wasn't happening. When
the door closes, this five foot rattler was


swept into her home on Boston Highway.
She called her son-in-law Max Bilinski to
her rescue.


Watch Out
For Rattlers


lt


r


MAX BILINSKI displays 5 foot rattler with 13 rattles and a
button, he killed at his mother-in-law's home. L-R: Vivian
Miles, Bilinski.


Ashville Firefighters To


Hold Fire Truck

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
The Ashville Area Volunteer Fire
Department will hold a "Fire Truck
Care Wash", 9 a.m. Saturday, Qct.,
8, at the Monticello Voluriteer Fire
Department, to benefit the children
at the St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital.
St. Jude Children's Research Hos-
pital is internationally recognized
for its pioneering work in finding
cures, and saving children with
cancer and other catastrophic dis-
eases.
Spokesman Lynn Wood explained
that in a "Fire Truck Care Wash"
volunteers will use a fire truck to
pressure wash vehicles as they
come in.
"We'll be there most of the day,"

Humane Society
Seeks Treasurer
Board Members of the Humane
Society are presently seeking a new
treasurer.
During their recent meeting, pre-
sent treasurer Leland Canady ad-
vised that at the end of next month,
he would resign his position as
treasurer for the group.
"For personal reasons," he added.
"You need to look for and get a re-
placement and I will train him/her
before I leave.
those interested in the position
can contact President Caroline Car-
swell at 997-4000.


Care Wash
said Wood. "We'll also be at the
Courthouse Circle conducting a
boot drive for those who wish to
donate, but can't afford the $10
donation for the car wash."
He quipped thiat using the fire
tnIck for ithe car iash 'uld assLrce
getting all of the love bugs off the
vehicles.


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor
Boston Highway resident, Max
Bilinski, warns citizens to be on the
look out for snakes.
Prompting his warning, he relates
the following experience.
In Bilinski's words:
A week ago Sunday, about dusk,
Vivian Miles of 5459 Boston High-
way opened her door to let her cat,
Lucky, out for the night.
Her cat backed up and wasn't hav-
ing any of it.
When the door closed, it swept in-
side, a five foot rattlesnake, which
had been lying outside the door.
When she saw the size of the
snake, Miles called her son-in-law
Max Bilinski, who lives across the
highway, to help.
Bilinski came over and could hear
the rattles but not immediately spot
the snake, which had crawled along
the baseboard, under an air condi-
tioning unit.
Using his weeding hoe, Bilinski
drove the point of the hoe through
the snake's skull and removed the
dead snake, which has 13 rattles and
a button (half rattle.)
Bilinski urges residents to be on
the lookout for these snakes, which
lhe sjas are no\\ scekiri their la t
rnieal b->:ie I,',- ,ig up for winter. i
..'.S,.,Lucky left the house by an-'
other door.


> Primary Residence > No Income Verification
> Second Homes > No Asset Verification
> Investment Property > First & Second Mortgages

AFirst Choice [
AMERICA'S DISCOUNT LENDERSCENSED MORTGAGE LENDER
NORTH CAROLINA. FLORA LICENSED MORTGAGE LENDER!Z-


With a special
ultraviolet
camera, one
picture exposes
just how much sun
damage lies
beneath the skin's
surface. And since
1 in 5 Americans
will develop skin
cancer in their
lifetime, make
sure to examine
your skin
regularly and
report any unusual
changes to your
dermatologist.


193s A ,
'.,S


or. Great Deals On Nissans.
kNI Period. That's the Bottom Line.
,%i ,
_ 1 ., ._ -- '. '_,; sa S ^ i .B t i^


mHS


THE FATE OF SUNI


TR THI SH UL C IE''



VALUE

QUALITY

WORKMANSHIP


Customize Over 70 Floor Plans
Call Today: 850-309-0800
Come visit our Showroom in the Royal Oak Plaza
1989'Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308
I 0 PPOUNr pdo.d po.,A.m FL#CR-C057203


likSki
F:T.'T.I!FK Kil il.MMI


0"', 4 [r",.

toifF.Line.


I

icstioc
NIS 0
C: SAN El


I


I


I







MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 PAGE 7





cal Estate
I1Nn




S& More
1:" &M a P a (_P 6P I "



^envi ronm en tal
Timbre Denmark environmental
I-:' Mortgage Consultant l TS
Wachovia Mortgage Corporation rbls
FL195 iW Fine Fabrics and Furnishings
e=au q.,.. 1997 Capital Circle Tallahassee, FL 32308 Fuohn D Hassler
Tel: 850-320-1094
F:I M Certified Indoor
SFax: 850-920-1089 Environmentalist &
timbre.denmark@wachovia.com N Mold Remediator
V Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
A&% Inspections and Consuiing "
I I an .V Residential & Comnr'. il h Bu:liin .
Th~in oPiiDiagnostics
A.,i Thinking of buying, v Water Intrusion Control Nls-c.S .
u X nOpf Owyp selling or investing? Call V MolddiRemediaton I na '
Buildings Anivsia s w.\ 'nlraircd
Elaine Anderson for all Ther o "pk- (q.., rooF lcaks,
.-X H 1 your real estate needs. hocwircs) A. *
Elaine Anderson ,
elaine_anderson(i'kw.com 'o....
web: elaineanderson.net NEW LOCATION


office: 850-201-4663
cell: 850 556-6983
Keller Williams Realty


romVERCINT0


224-2924 Aw
'A 355 Market St. @ Timberlane Rd.
Hours: M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-4
n "1


Lindal Cedar Homes is the i
l.largest manufacturer of quality, I
t m h custom, post and beam and
timber homes. We offer a
lifetime structural warranty on a is.I nI
all Lindal Homes. And we help AWN
I you each step of the way, from Your Hometown Electrical Services.
planning to turn key.
W l oBe prepared for hurricane season.
?iiWalden Classic Homes LLC I
An independent Lindal Homes Dealer Sales and Installation of
Jerry Walden Automatic & Manual Generator Systems
S.850-907-9596
jeryywv566msn.com 850
850-933-8167
X Lic. & Insured EC13001894 A

u "l

JUST THE RIGHT SHADE READY To BUY OR SELL? "
,1,SoT MAHANDRIVE 850-322-5826 RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL
,* TALLAHASSEE, FL 32308 S AG-
':: i"HOMEs-ACREAGE-FARMS IN
INVESTMENT PROPERTIES
CALL FOR ESTIMATE! PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES
TALLAHASSEE MONTICELLO ,A10
-fII OUR HOME AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES si
PRICE DEPOT LOWE'S A
S(6PRICE DEPOT" x 60") MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE n-
(60" x 60") NO FEE TO LIST
2" FauxWoods $102 $160. $184 CALL FOR COMPLETE LISTINGS l "
HD Silhouette Originals $399 $535 $539 S E
-T,, SSABOR REALESTATE 4,
HD 3/8" Applause Cellular $162 $259 $187
MARK VOLLERTSEN
'^ nn. L I -- 'e ir
,, Measuring FREE $35 $30 Realtor IJ
Esti t FREE Included Included ..
SALES ASSOCIATE .....
SEstimate 850-997-1691 OR 850-459-4864 "
IanR $16/window $19/window MARKRV7@AOL.COM 4
,1 Installation FREE min $110 min $57 RKRvAOL.COM
"SERVICE You DESERVE / PEOPLE You TRUST"


N XiMu CUSTOM BUILT HOMES IN SOUTH GA. & NORTH FLORIDA
|." I HOMES,.S Your floor plan or ours Most floor plans under $50.00 per s.f.
"Built to last for generations" S8 t n lmber Special A



i d on your land or our lan Stop by for a free floor plan book
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath and consultation. Let us help you design the home of"Your Dreams"! 3BR, W/Option of 4IpBR
S i Heated.........:2406SF www.chrismillhomes.com Heated.......... 1823SF ur i
AP Garage.............506SF 2404 Bemiss Rd. Valdosta Ga. Garage..........484SF
T' Porchl 200SF FL L ense Porch........... 385SF 8
Total.............3112SF (229) 249-0901 #CRC1327579 Total.............2692SF

" -' ]_~ l u nj[ f,1| t!]_ ___. fn [ Imj.n mj mm .t -:. r n_: I,_-- a, f i:in!un !v I!i-:,n:m ,:lu


~Il

J~E~






PAGE 8, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005





Real Esta te .







tqco SECURITY SYSTEMS
Fire& FIRE SYSTEMS Capital Coast RealtyO
Security CCTV & CARD ACCESS 8905 Woodville Hwy.
mPR rTallahassee, FL 32305 cl ITAL CAS. "
RICK L. PRICE Lo850/421-1200
850-251-7695S
24-hour www.capitalcoastrealty.com Thl Hatte
^ y24-hour phone number mer wal, w
phone number COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL ACREAGE LAND 850.577 1000 7 "
2810 Sharer Rd., Suite.30 B State License #EF0000950 633 Park A ve E., salahassee,
,%633 Park Ave E., TallFahassee,L




A"WN,, TrinasTrona Searcy Come home to this immaculate 5BR/3BA home A
oa'stat-so ^^w/over 2200sqft on 5 acres including 2 creeks. ENSON
"Your Real Estate e source
New Construction, Residentia Located in Leon County about 5 minutes outsideHEATI R CONDMONING
Land ales Investment PropertiesQualty
This is my business. Monticello and 15 minutes from Thomasville, this o Si ....ve ,o C
trinasearcyrealtorcom picturesque setting is perfect for horses. It has a 2. Your Brand and Your System repaired right by skilled, nea, technicians. -1
8TO8RS gourmet kitchen, enclosed carport plus many aoodygaieorn ,o0on's
706/MAX SAPIfAL GROUP REALvTORS F ,4. Two-year repair warranty Most stop at 30 days! Benson's
Tritrinsearcrealtor com more tamenmities! rars slay repaired!
r Rea E e w s m a 5. 105 -Ye ar warranty on new systems installed to our

s sm u s .2 4 e in your air for your health.
8. Up front pricing No surprises, just honesty -
80580 e d c r pu mthe'way it should be y
RE/M' CAIA Gg rtNb ROU -. gourmet ltcnenBNoob g on
Fo over 20 years, thousand have chosen
I the caring comfort of Benson's.,
S Yeir warrant Your 24 hnse Servicn hotline t
CD bLnust call a$nd we 'I5 happily prove o h at 's
inour value to you h 3132
h .nson T. hGr e en B.e.

A, ifta111 alO o y10 IN
.u-1. Ur l i l 1 l
P 00 1I ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC. I
W ", w l o r SERVICE CALLS OUR SPECIALTY .
ICNT CI Commercial Residential
& Development, Inc. Fluorescent Repair Service Increases
SH 1 Ceiling Fans Installed TROUBLE SHOOTING
706 S. Hwy 27 Havana, FL SUPER DISCOUNTS for Seniors & for Payment at Completion
539-9696 FREE ESTIMATES LICENSED & INSURED
CBC1250580 BUTCH PEACOCK In Business since 1979 A..
l Lic. ER00019775817



7 e c212 Acres Jefferson County, FL

Florida Realty
A&\ Look for the Red Roof W..
We pay all title charges at closing. Air% i.. ..
18 ceo9tSrtLeCy70 This property consists of 212 acres located off U.S.
1- *l .i Mobile Home on 2.69 Acres on Gum Swamp Road, Lake Highway 19 in Jefferson County, Florida (between
City, $141,900 Thomasville, GA and Monticello, FL ). There is a 4 bedroom, "
Mobile Home on 5 Acres on 47th Drive, $110,000 3 bath camphouse overlooking the pond and a boat house with
room for several duck/fishing boats. The private pond encom-
i 'i Mobile Home on 3.7 Acres, Lake City, $59,500 passes approximately 70 acres including a portion of flooded
.. .85 Acres on 79th Drive, Lake City, $29,900 timber that serves .as excellent Woodduck habitat. There are
1. c o R 6 L Cy ,,two large established food plots that each have a permanent,
.Ienclosed deer stand for maximizing viewing and shoot angles. _
I-" ,, Check us out at Deer, Turkey & Ducks are abundant. Call Bryan Knox fdr .
www.lakecityfloridarealty.com Details (229) 403-2042.
www.buyerbrokerusa.com ri FIRST'TOMASVILLE REALTY, LTD.
w 422 Reantogon Ave. Thomasuvlle Websale w Srenitajucomo"
i (386) 754-0800 or (877) 231-0080 (229)226.6515 E II
50L 5018i'lili .
, ~I-'11


I 1**

A1 Nobody Knows Floors

/ike Carpetland

Alm ET L m 3MSA



1110 Capital Circle NE*656-4200
*photos for illustration purpose only
,_l, I E. il, 5 L h .. ,-- ,. r i ,, I
^11'^l^^^^X^I^^^.^ ^^--T N^^^ 1({-B"cil










Sports


MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 PAGE 9


ACA JVS Down


Maranatha 36-20


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

. The ACA JV Warriors defeated
Maranatha 36-20, last week, climb-
ing to a 2-2 season.
"/ Coach Ray Hughes said it was
looking a little grim for the Warri-
.rs when they were 14-0 at the end
ef the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Hughes put
-running back Matt Bishop into the
game, with his injured wrist tightly
vrapped to keep it protected.
: Bishop sustained a deep cut to the
back of his wrist during the recent
h.ame against Florida High and had
to be transported to the hospital
where he received 12 stitches, so
beforee going into the game.
By the end of the second quarter,
the Warriors were in the lead, 16-
14.
Bishop lead the offense' with 10
fass receptions for 175 yards and


three touchdowns, and one pass re-
ception for a 46 yard touchdown.
Casey Anderson had one recep- '
tion for a 25 yard gain; Brandon
Dunbar had one reception for 24
yards; and Luke Whitmer had one
reception, scoring a two-point con-
version.
On the defensive side of the field,
Whitmer had four tackles and two
assists; Jake Walker had four tack-
les; Anderson had two tackles and
one assist; and Bishop and Dunbar
each had two tackles.
The Warriors face off against
Bell for -the second time this
season, 6 p.m., Thursday, here.
Hughes said the Warriors are
looking to get even and come out
with the win, after taking the 8-0
beating from them in the first
game.
He expects the Warriors to win
because Bishop will definitely be in
the game, leading ACA on the of-
fense.


JCHS Prepares To Take

SOn Hawthorne Friday


-X! IF 7 7


Sv


KENDALL GRANT blocks for Tim Crumity who receives the
handoff from Jitavian Bennett. (News Photo)


Mood Swings Win

Five Of Six Matches


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
Varsity Tigers have been prepar-
ing all week for their game against
Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., Friday,
here.
Head Football Coach Harry Ja-
cobs said that the game was going
to be a really tough one for the Ti-
gers.
"They (Hawthorne) are a very
good team with a lot of very big
and experienced players," said Ja-
cobs. "I know it will be a low-
scoring game, but if it does turn out
to be a high scoring game, I hope
it's us."
He added that the Tigers will be
going in with nothing but a
;S-


positive, we're going to win this
one, attitude.
"We expect to win and we've
been working to assure that our
players go into the game and play
with their full potential," said Ja-
cobs.
"We've been working very hard
and I think we'll be ready for
them," he added.
Since their 38-0 trouncing of the
Trenton Tigers last week, the JCHS
Tigers have been working on their
offensive timing, passing routes,
and solidifying their defensive tac-
tics.
"We're doing everything we can
to adjust to the way that they (Haw-
thorn) is going t6 play ball," Jacobs
said.


Warriors To Face

Bobcats Friday Night


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Warriors play their first District
game of the season against Monroe
7:30 p.m., Friday, there, and are
oieady to beat the Bobcats.
- Warriors have been training hard
all week, practicing offensive tech-
niques, passing and receiving
skills, to hold the Bobcats at bay
-Aith a stronger defensive line and
the running of patterns.
Head Football Coach Dave Rob-
erts said the Warriors are going
into the game with the specific mi.s-
sion, "Beat Monroe for the first
*time in eight years."
Roberts added that he thought
'1he Warriors would perform very
well, 'especially after their confi-
fence booster last week when they
blanked Panama City Christian 27-
0.

Scholarship

Available To

JCHS Grads
Applications are being accepted
for the Arthur Thompson .scholar-
ship from graduates of Jefferson
County High School.
Florida A&M University students
in need of financial aid are encour-
aged to apply for this $2,500 schol-
arship
, Deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 10, at the
Office of Public Affairs, 103 Lee
Hall.
-' For additional information call
599-3413.
.To be eligible students must have
earned at least 30 credit hours and
be enrolled in at least 12 credit
hours.
The scholarship is offered by Tri-
Eagle Sales.


JCHS Boys Face
Brookwood
The Jefferson County High
School boy's cross country team
.began their season recently, with a
meet at Brookwood in
Thomasville.
There are two boys on the team,
senior Darrefn Mills and freshman
Chris Bowers.
At Brookwood, Bowers came in
twelfth out of 46 with a time of
23:22, and Mills was unable to run.
Their next invitational will be
hosted at Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy, Thursday at 4 p.m.


Roberts said that the injured
player, defensive back Glen
Bishop, did see a little playing time
during the Panama City game, and
he will be back in full swing Friday
for the Monroe game, helping the
Warriors to win.

JV Tigers

Forfeit Game

With Taylor

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Jefferson County High
School junior varsity football team
recently forfeited, its game against
Taylor County.
Athletic Director Harry Jacobs
said there is one game remaining in
the JV season, 7 p.m.,. Oct. 6, here.
"If enough players show up for
practices, we'll play that game, if
they don't we'll have to forfeit
again," said Jacobs.
To recap the JV Tiger season, in
their first game against Hamilton,
they won by forfeit, they lost the
second game to FSU and forfeited
to Taylor.


Eatery Plans
Holiday Meals
For Needy

DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Cox's Soul Food Restaurant is
planning to prepare Thanksgiving
and Christmas dinners for those in
need in Jefferson County.
Last year with generous help from
the community, Cox's Soul Food
was able to feed and provide cloth-
ing and supplies to more than 200
persons, at both holiday events.
Help is once again needed in col-
lecting turkeys, hams, and every-
thing else necessary, to complete the
holiday meals.
Volunteers will also be needed to
help with the food deliveries and
meal preparations.
Gloria Cox-Jones is coordinating
these events. She can be contacted
at 997-4572 or 997-2359.
This year the need is even greater
due to the hurricane damage to our
sister states.


CA NOW As seen

FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS, O T -
ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS

(800) 794.7310
J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW
for Structured Settlements!


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

When the "Monticello Mood
Swings", ladies' A league tennis
team, faced the Capital City Deuces
last week, they won five of six
-matches.
Team Captain Patty Hardy said
that before last week, there were
two teams tied for first place; two
tied for second; and two tied for
third.
"Now, there's a. solid fist, second
and third place team in the league,"
said Hardy. "We're in at a solid
third."
Team #1, Katie Brock and. Lisa
Jackson, won their first set, 6-4;
lost the second, 3-6; and took the


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
The county school district's re-
cent equipment surplus sale raised
some $1,500.
"The bulk of the activity was
from 9-11 a.m.," Superintendent
Phil Barker said. "Then it started to
taper off, ending at 1 p.m."
Barker commended School Baord
Member Fred Shofner for being
there from start to finish, and his
mother, Doris Uptain for collecting
the money and writing out receipts
all day.
"He (Shofner) did a tremendous


. tiebreaker, 11-9.
: 'Team #2, Cindy Wainright and
substitute Paula Joiner lost their
sets, 5-7 and 2-6.
Team #3, Lorei Salie and substi-
'tute Sandy Varn, lost the first set,
3-6;. won the second set, 6-4; and
came back to take the victory in the
tiebreaker, 10-7.
Team #4, Laura Kirchhoff and
Angie Delvecchio, won their sets,
6-4 and 6-2/
Team #5, Lindsey Taylor and
Trisha \\ rick, blanked the Deuces
in the first match, 6-0; and won the
'second match, 6-1.
Team #6, Maxi Miller and Jenni-
fer Ellis,won their first set, 6-0 and
won the second, 6-3.
The ladies face Bainbridge, 9:30
a.m., Thursday, there.


job, it was very well done," he.
added.
Also assisting with the surplus
sale were School Board Char Bev-
erly Sloan and, Board Member
Franklin Hightov.er.
The surplus sale was suggested
by the School Board, with mem-
bers noting that they witnessed the
success of similar sales in other
counties.
%.Barker added that there are still
computers and related surplus
equipment remaining, and a few
other school related items have sur-
faced since the sale.
"We do anticipate having an-
other sale," Barker concluded.


MONTICELLO MOOD SWINGS ladies' tennis team #2 Co-
captain Cindy Wainright and Captain Patty Hardy.


T J G L '.i IrJ :' "'':'
P L A N T A T I 0 N
TALLAHASSEE'S PREMIER ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE
S3. 4 auf"4s PPfIalo& is the only family
owned and operated assisted living residence in
Tallahassee meeting the needs of families for
nearly 10 years.


V-1


Hurricane Season Is Coming!!!
. ,
_,- f =, /' ^i.-r i

Don't wait till your left in the dark. Call Robinson's
Electrical Services for your Gcnerac or Kolher Standby
Generator set and have on-demand power whenever you
need it. Get turned on and STAY turned on
Call 524-4162


FSouthw

229.225
WWW.SO


Accounting
Administrative Office Technology
S Agriculture Technology
"Air Conditioning Technology
Applied Business Technology
Automotive Technology _
LComputer Information Systems -- /'
,logyl I REGISTER
1 ftlhai Justice
rafting Technology NOWi
Early Childhood Care & Education
Gerontology
Health Care Assistant
Industrial Electrical Technology
r aggement & Supervisory Development
medical Assisting
Medical Laboratory Technology
Nursing
1N Paramedic Technology
Pharmacy Technology
Radiologic Technology
test Georgia Respiratory Care Technology
NICA. COLLEGE Surgical Technology
- Technical Studies
.4096 Welding and Joining Technology
)uthwestgatech.edu


SPAJ/ENCo&L LC


wishes to thank Jim Blake of the


Rare Door Restaurant

for assistance above and beyond...in the preparations for

opening our new shop!! Without his assistance, we

couldn't have opened. He gives new meaning to the term,


Good Neighbor!

B] I. ill~K~IIIII i l 1 i I1 1


Surplus School Items

Sale Raises $1,500


0- mom" ff MEN% M mmm,- M, Rl j,=lh4 EMW B=Ikt 1


i


mmr


r 17 I -


lB


ILI
lill


11












Humane Society


Plans Trail Ride


SHIRLEY HUGGINS, left, and Blondie Bennett prepare to
visit Kennedy Space Center.


AMONG Youth Group members visiting Kennedy Space
Center recently, are, L-R: Pamela Jordan, Sherita High-
tower, Jeelesa Dennis, Kendrick Robinson, and Kass
Brooks.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

During the regular monthly meet-
ing of the Humane Society, plans
for the annual Trail Ride and Fam-
ily Fun Day, were discussed.
President Caroline Carswell re-
ports that the event runs 10 a.m to
noon, Saturday, Nov. 19, on her
property, Hay Pond Farm, off Dills
Road.
All proceeds will go to the Hu-
mane Society.
Entry fee is $10 per horse and
riders are asked to bring their own
horses because rental horses will
not be available. Also, entered ani-
mals are to have proof of a nega-
tive Coggins test.
For lunch, the Famous Al's Gour-
met Chicken dinners with all of the
trimmings will be available for $8
and meals will include either a
canned drink or bottled water.
During the Family Fun Day, ac-
tivities begin at 1:30 p.m., which
include pony rides, hay rides,




NOW AVAILABLE!
New Pool Tables
Balls Cues
Other Supplies
Soft Drinks- Beer -Wine-
850-668-7665
1698 Village Square Blvd.*Tallahassee
Open Noon 'til 2 am 7 Days aWeekl


horseshoes, egg and spoon races on
horseback, and horseback musical
buckets.
Carriage rides may also be
available.
Raffle tickets will also be avail-
able for $1 each or 22 for $20, with
the prize, a Bay yearling.
Barn related door prizes will also
be awarded, including halters, lead
ropes, feed and other horse-related
items.
"For those who come out and
don't want to participate in the trail
ride, we will have a large TV set up
in the barn for the guys who would
rather view the big FSU game,"
said Carswell.

For further information or to
RSVP for lunch so food can be
made for the proper amount of peo-
ple, call Carswell at 997-4000.

To get to the Hay Pond Farm,
from the Courthouse, go one mile
north on US-19 and take a right on
the Boston Highway, AKA, CR-
149 or Country Club Rd. Take a
right on Dills Road (C-149A) and
go 2.8 miles and take a left to Hay
Pond Farm.


ST. MARKS POWDER A GENERAL DYNAMICS COMPANY


OPEN HOUSE
Saturday October 1, 2005 8 A.M. 11 a.m.


Are you interested in working lor one of the top employers in
the area? We will be conducting an Open House on Saturday
from 8:00 a..m. to 11:00 p.m. to give you the opportunity to
complete an application and obtain information about the above
position. You can expect a starting rate of $10.00/hr.
In addition, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, which
includes:


Paid Vacation
Medical
Dental
Vision
Holiday Pay


Disability Insurance
Pension Plan
FSA
Life & AD&D Insurance
Education Assistance
401K Plan


We are seeking responsible individuals to train for work in a
safety and quality minded manufacturing setting. To qualify for
this position, candidates, must have stable work history, good
attendance, pass skills assessment tests (i.e.: math, reading,
teamwork etc.), possess the ability to learn and understand writ-
ten instructions and procedures and have the physical and men-
tal capacity to operate equipment, motor vehicles and instrumen-
tation. Position requires rotating shifts.
Directions:
We will conduct 6ur open house at our administrative building
located on the comer of US 98 and SR 363, St. Marks, FL.
Access the parking lot from either US 98 or SR 363. Enter our ,
lobby in the front of the building and dial Ext. 2402 or 2403. 4
Call 577-2402 for further directions.
M/F/V/EOE, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE


TkfrsIiiq or L d Kd# yeerL 0of".


Youth Group
Visits Kennedy

Center
Innovative Partners Coalition, Inc.
and Community Life-Line, Inc. in-
vited youth group members of the
Union Hill AME Church and the
Friendship MB Church to join them
on a day trip to the Kennedy Space
Center by way of Carlson Wagonlit
Travel.
The group left the church at 5 a.m.
stopping for breakfast before arriv-
ing at the Center Visitor's Complex
around 10 a.m.
The group had all day to see live
action theatrical shows like the
"Mad Mission to Mars," an IMAX
film on a five story screen.
They took a NASA bus ride
through 140,000 acres of wildlife
and space technology where they
saw massive launch pads, gigantic
vehicle assembly buildings, and ex-
plored the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
They stopped to eat on the trip
back to Monticello where they remi-
nisced about their day's adventure.
Sponsors for this Youth Trip
were: Battle One Enterprise, Inc.,
Wilson's Bar-B-Que, Union Hill
AME Church, Community Life-
Line, Inc., and Innovative Partners
Coalition.


Commission
(Continued From Page 4)
I wouldn't wager my life's savings
that they will vote for what you and
I think or want.
Now, if you are a developer, you
might want to wager a bundle.
Just a word to the County Com-
missioners: You're elected officials.
The really sad thing is that we have
to pay each of you almost $25,000 a
year to be ignored; and for you to
cater to special interests, not the citi-
zens.
Thomas Jefferson said: "The spirit
of resistance to government is so
valuable on certain occasions that I
wish it be always kept alive."
Listen or not. I'll be at the Oct. 13
Planning Commission meeting and
hope that you'will be too.
Wayne Searcy


6Xik^sh





424 Allen Road Tallahassee


GUTTER


- 850.878.5232 www.KimsStudio.net


PROTECTION SYSTEM


848 Blountstown Highway
Tallabassee, Florida
850-576-3222 1-877-24(
www.gutterhelmet.com/bigb


0-7200









Purchase
Thru g/30/05
FGr*ar..rj A. Iable


Nestle Waters to Hold Job Fair October 1
Nestle has immediate openings at its Madison County bottling facility.
Opportunities are available for flexible and self-motivated
individuals seeking careers in logistics, quality assurance, production
and maintenance.
Come to the Nestle Waters job fair being held this Saturday, October 1st,
from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Madison bottling facility to find out if
you are qualified for one of these positions.
Nestle Waters offers great pay and an outstanding benefits package
that includes health and dental insurance along with a 401K and
profit-sharing plans.
Join us on October 1 and take the first step toward a challenging and
rewarding future with Nestle Waters. Applications will be available at the
job fair (directions below).


From 1-10: Take exit 262 North
through the town of Lee to SR 6.
Turn East (RIGHT) for approx.
3 miles to Hawthorn Road. Look for the
Deer Park sign. Turn RIGHT on Hawthorn
Road and follow the signs to the parking area.
From 1-75: Take exit 460 turn West approx. 15 miles.
Entrance is on LEFT.
Equal opportunity employer
M/FNID


R AR


NORTH AMERICA


~***********t***~ #***********~


COMPARE!


SHIFT_-


1630 E. JACKSON STREET THOMASWLE, A (229 226-1106 (800)-333-9785


- --.--.--~-.1.. .- --~--- -


p I - - 21







MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 PAGE 1U


Ag Event Draws 165; Raises $1,200 For Storm
(Continued From Page 1) House in November. decisions that affect our lives," stroyed by Hurrican
Welch gave a brief update of Disaster relief -- Although Hur- Welch said. One of the highest
some of the national issues of im- ricane Katrina didn't devastate Flor- A limited auction following the the auction, a coco
portance to the agriculture sector ida the way it did Louisiana, it program raised approximately baked by Rena Bel
and thus on the forefront of the nonetheless did extensive damage to $1,200 for Mississippi and Louisi- for $150.
FFB's agenda. the agriculture industry in south and ana farmers 'whose crops, livestock The money is to
These issues, according to west Florida, Welch said. He said it and other belongings were de- posts for the affected
Welch, include: was part of the FFB's effort to get -
The debate over immigration -- disaster relief for these two areas.
Some in Congress want to close the Energy -- Welch said the rising Hiic G*tL Fi
border to all immigrants and "start cost o f fuel and its ana i toSt r


from scratch" and others want to
grant green cards to those illegal ali-
ens already in the country and apply
the new rules to future immigrants
only.
"Farmers are right in the middle
and both trains are coming together
fast," Welch said. "We want a legal
foreign force that will do the work
that Americans won't do."
He said a decision on the issue
should be forthcoming in the com-
ing months, with the Senate set to
vote on the issue in October and the


on farmers' ability to make a liveli-
hood also was high on the FFB's pri-
ority list.
He encouraged members of the
agriculture community to participate
in the FFB-sponsored field-to-the-
Hill trip -- an annual three-day event
that affords farmers and ranchers an
opportunity to travel to \\ashington
DC and meet face-to-face \ilth
members ofl Congress and the US
Department of Agriculture
"You can express sour concern-.
directly to the people \. ho make the


(Continued From Page 1)
Heirs of the Laffitte family do-
nated the building to the Lloyd
Community Preservation Trust sev-
eral years ago with the understand-
ing that the latter would preserve the
structure as a community center.
In 200-4. the Florida Bureau of
I-listoric Preserx anln jv.arded the
Trust a $2.50 iraint for the siart of
the restioraton project
The phase-i \ ork., e. ichi members
ot the Lio\d conmuiiin, undertook
Cin their uv.n. basical constisted of


e Katrina.
t selling items of
nut-layered cake
le Walker, went
go to buy fence
d farmers.


Ked


stabilizing the building's foundation-
and sills, as well as repairing the
siding.
The trust is a nonprofit organiza-
tion established in 1991 for the ex-
pressed purpose of pursuing the
improvement and beautification of
the Llodd communipr.



inIM.E.tio


Budget
(Continued From Page 1)
In other special action, the com-
mission approved a $27,090 expen-
diture for emergency repairs to the
Ashville Highway. The $27,090 is
money coming from the present
year's budget.
The repairs are a patchwork job,
intended to hold the road together
until the county receives hoped-for
funding from the state to resurface
the entire highway.
"The repairs will improve safety
and ensure the road stays together
for another 12 months," said Com-
missioner Junior Tuten, who made
the appeal for the emergency
repairs.
The A.h'.ille Highl'.a, is in Dis-
tric 1. a whichh ITuien represents.
THANKS FOR MAKING US YOUR BUSINESS.

Ine il "IMtilr i.S


Driving under
the influence i
doesn't luSt
mean alcohol.
Driving while impaired is a
leading cause of car accidents, but
alcohol is not the only culprit.
Drugs, including prescription
and over-the-counter drugs, can
also impair your driving.
Some medications, such as
antihistamines and anti-anxiety
medications for example, may
affect your driving skills.
For more information about
how some drugs may impair
your ability to drive safely, visit
the National S.,fcrv C.ouncil'i
website at www.nsc.org.


BUSINESS




DIRECTORY


Septic Tank & Land Clearing '
Complete Septic Service & Repair
Lot Preparing & Land Clearing 1-10 C h v

Thomas B. Scott, Sr. 305's $1.57PK+TAx $14.00+TAXCT.
Rtl Box 137 $13.30 2CT+TAX
Lamont, FL 32366 DTC $1.70PK +TAX
ph:997-5536 cell: 933-3620 BLACK & MILD .42EA $1.69 5PK $15.99 10/5PK + TAX


GRIZZLY + TAX $1.59 CAN
Register's Mini-Storage $7.77 5CAN ROLL
TIMBERWOLF +TAX $1.99 CAN
$9.35 5CAN ROLL
315 Waukeenah Hwy. $9.
(1/4 Mile Off US 19 South) Free Crstal Lighter w/A, ,ipu, ,.".
We have a nice selection of leather purses.

997-2535 We accept all manufacturer coupons.


Jamie 's


Bodly


FALL 2005
GROUP FITNESS/PERSONA
ALL CLASSES TAU(
JAMIE CICHON R(


Residential & Commercial Lic.#cgc #1507547
VWorks
YEAGER CONTRACTING CO. INC.
CUSTOM HOMES
iL TRAINING
Commercial and Agriculture Buildings
GHT BY
OGERS, PH: 997-2296 CELL: 508-2383
1I


CER TIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
AND GROUP FITNESS
N ,, STRL CTOCR.
CALL 997-4253 *
FOR MORE INFORMATION


*Lot Cleaning *Driveways *Dig Ponds *Road
Building *Culvert Installation *Fill Dirt
*Limerock *Gravel
Billy Simmons, Owner
BuctAul. and Hauling Septic Tack Contractor &
Excavation Contractor
Phone: (850) 997-0877
Cell: (850) 509-1465
Insured D.O H. Lic. #SR0971265
Visa & Mastercard Accepted!


DOUG'S TREE & LAWN
SERVICE


0 Trim
0 Mowi
0 Rem
0 Main


DontetAnylJo
PaitYuHos


timing S Call for quality work
ing Stump Grinding 45 Years In The Trade
ring 0 Aerial Device T
oval 0 Bush Hogging Jerry Cole Painting Corp.
Btenanceogging
tenance 850-997-7467 ~ 850-544-2917
997-0039 Lic. & Insured *Residential Commercial *Interior ~ Exterior


CARROLL HILL AUTO ELECTRIC, IN

"Complete Auto Electric Repair Service



Thomasville Road 115 Albany Rd.
(on Carroll Hill) 229-226-0717


C.


Debra Liggin ~ REALTOR
2365 Centerville Road
STallahassee, Fl 32308
Rrst Rwafty
Business (850) 383-6451
Mobile (850) 509-8284
Fax (850) 383-6400
E-Mail dliggin@manausa.com
Web Site www.manausa.com
EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED


n' CHASE
Jena Fernan
Senior Mortg
17 Years Of
850-224-2427
FHA/VA
Self Employed ~ New C
Credit is


dez
gage Specialist
Service

k/CONV.
onstruction/Land
issues OK


Mr. Merchant

This Space Could Be

Your For Only

$10 Per Week


Keaton Tire Repair
'Service Is Our Business on and offil the Road


EDD KEATON
TRAVIS KEATON
54 Capps Hwy
Lamont, FL 32336


850-997-090
850-264-6
850-997-0
850-997-544


03 Shop
871 Cell
937 Fax
3 Home


Lawn & Landscaping
r- --------------- ------
I Mention This Ad & receive
I A 10% Discount I

11025 East Mahan ~ 877-4550


I WE GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU!
997-6500
WHEN You NEED To SOLVE COMPUTER PROBLEMS.
SAME DAY & NEXT DAY ONSITE SERVICE
*Diagnosis Repair *Upgrades *Installations *Consultations
*Tuorials *Removal of Viruses, Adware, Spyware


Since 1977
*Licensed *Bonded *Insured
Residential & Commercial
FREE ESTIMATES ~ 997-4100


7wwwanbrcbu5


"Protecting your health
& property since 1964"
MOSQUITO REDUCTION
RESIDENTIAL TERMITE
&
PEST MANAGEMENT
(850) 997-3522
Toll Free:866 280-7378


1412 E. Base Street
Madison, Florida 32340
(850) 973-3026
BEST PRICES IN TOWN
WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD(


Thurman Tractor Service
Mowing ~ Harrowing Food Plots

Licensed & Insured


James Thurman, LLC
850-997-5211 850-545-0139






REALTOR
(850) 997-4340
www.TimPeary.com



am Bowling
Broker Associate

997-4789
1-888-701-2205
www.pamb@nettally.com



Mr. Merchant

This Space Could Be

Your For Only

$10 Per Week
_^^^^-___M^ _-*_-------
COMMERCIAL
REAL ESTATE
SERVICES, INC.

224-2300


TXSSS5E9


6ft i- 4:t IMfANCIA w Hall, owucr


L


Call Andy Rudd For

Appliance Service

Needs @ 383 E York Street

997-5648 Monticello
www.DixonExt.coni


Affrdbl Bsies


Comuictos L


PE


No


1.


. M- a.


11


I








PAGE 12, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005


LEGALS *: .
T'he Jefferson County Board of Commis-
sioners is seeking bids from any Florida
Licensed General or Building Contractor
for the construction of a
concession/restroom Facility. Blueprints
can be viewed at the Building Department.
Bids must be turned in to room 10 County
Courthouse by October 7, 2005 at
12:01pm. Contact 850-342-0223 (ext. 104)
or 342-0240.
9/28, 9/30, c


climate control
It's simple. /
Heat and cool your (
home smartly with
ENERGY STAR to
reduce your home
energy use.
To learn more, go to
energystar.goa.


LEGALS :
NOTICE OF SALE The District School
Board of Jefferson County will receive
sealed bids on surplus vehicles in the office
of the school superintendent, Desmond M.
Bishop administration Building, 1490 W.
Washington Street, Monticello, FL 32344,
until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14,
2005. No bid will be received after that
time. Please mark on envelope, "Surplus
Vehicle Bid." Bids will be tabulated at
2:00 p.m. and presented to the School
Board at the regular board meeting on
Monday, November 14, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
Please call Willie Carr, Transportation
Supervisor at 850-342-0136 to set up an
appointment to inspect the vehicles. The
Board reserves the right to reject any or
all bids. Vehicles must be removed from
school board premises within ten (10) days
after bids are awarded. 1993 INH/TH
1HVBBPLN8PN524215 DT-360 AT-545
65 Pass. As is Bus #93-19 1993 INH/TH
IHVBBPLN3PH524316 DT-360 AT-545
65 Pass. As is #93-36 1968 Ford % T Pick-
Up F24ALD4741 As is Vehicle #75 1987
Dodge Pick-Up 1B7HD14T3HS349638 As
is vehicle #27 1989 GMC Pick-Up
1GTDC14HOKZ548514 As is vehicle #58
1986 Chev. SW 1G18N35H8FX126125 As
is vehicle #26 1988 GMC/CARGO Van
2GTDG25H8C453263 As is Vehicle
#011988 GMC Pick-Up
IGTDC14HXJZ544016 As is Vehicle #21
1971 Chev. 4x4 Pick-Up KE141S679750
As is Vehicle #15 1980 IHC Wrecker


LEGALS.. .-, LEGALS LEGALS


1HTAA17BHB13090 As is Vehicle #49
Obsolete busses a $2,000 minimum.
9/23, 9/30, c
SECTION 00100 ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BID PROJECT: Jefferson County
FEMA Repairs Project No. 04100-701-01
OWNER: Jefferson County Board of
County Commissioners 1 Court House
Circle, Room 10 Monticello, Florida
32344-1900 ENGINEER: Darabi and As-
sociates, Inc. 730 NE Waldo Road Gaines-
ville, Florida 32641 Telephone:
(352)376-6533 1.0 WORK DESCRIPTION
The Projects are located in Jefferson
County, Florida, and consist of erosion re-
pairs, channel debris removal, embank-
ment restoration, drainage pipe
replacement, and roadway base replace-
ment. Refer to FEMA Project Worksheets.
and details at the end of technical specifi-
cations for the proposed improvements, lo-
cations, and additional agency
information. All work shall be in accor-
dance with the specifications and contract
documents. A contract will be awarded
based on Lump Sum price. 2.0 RECEIPT
OF BIDS All Bidders shall be roadway
contractors pre-qualified with the Florida
Department of Transportation in Talla-
hassee, Florida. Bidding and contract
documents may be examined at the Jeffer-
son County Board of Commissioners Of-
fice. Copies of the' documents may be
obtained at Engineer's office for $100.00


dollars per set; which constitutes the cost
for reproduction and handling. Checks
shall be payable to Engineer. Payment is
non-refundable. Only prospective bidders
on the Engineer's plan holder's list may
submit a bid. Bids shall be completed on
the enclosed Bid Form as set forth in the
Instructions to Bidders and otherwise be
in compliance with the -Bidding
Documents. Sealed bids wiill be received at
the Jefferson County Board of Commis-
sioners, 1 Court House Circle, Room 10,
Monticello, Florida 32344-1900 until 2:00
p.m. (local time) on October 21, 2005. Any
Bids received after the specified time and
date will not be considered. The bids will
be opened on October 21, 2005 at 2:00
p.m. (local time) in the Jefferson County
Board of Commissioners Office, 1 Court
House Circle, Room 10. For further infor-
mation or clarification, contact Frank A.
Darabi, P.E., at Engineer's office.
9/30, c
The Jefferson County Value Adjustment
Board will conduct hearings on Value Ad-
justment Petitions on Thursday, October
6, 2005, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the Jef-
ferson County Courthouse, Courtroom,
Monticello, Florida.' Each petitioner has
been individually noticed of their time for
appearance.
9/30, c
The Jefferson. County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a Special Session


beginning at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, Octo-
ber 5, 2005, at the Jefferson County Public
Library, Community Room, 375 South
Water Street, Monticello, Florida, to con-
duct interviews for the position of Grants
Director and to review proposals for ar-
chitectural services for the renovations of
the old J.C.H.S. buildings. Felix "Skeet"
Joyner, Chairman.
9/30, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR JEF-
FERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES GENTLE SMITH, Deceased.
File number: NOTICE OF ADMIN-
ISTRATION The administration of the es-
tate of FRANCES GENTLE SMITH,
deceased, File Number- 05-92-PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Jefferson
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Jefferson County Court-
house, Room 10, Monticello, Florida
32344. The name and address of the per-
sonal representative and of the personal
representative's attorney are set forth be-
low. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom
this notice is served who have objections
that challenge 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-


BUSINESS





DIRECTORY__
LAR HIUYTAorg / /o../ Your Local Professional Painters D.L.'s Gun & Pawn Shop, Inc.
LAW 7/ Dyn / e LiG. & 7, #6h6 I nc

LA RCHUT raiT Jf i*l--6Interior Exterior cash in a flash!-
C Allyn Sikes Lic. & Ins, #4676 Highest Loans
Larichiuta O wne is On Your Valuables
Limerock Lloyd, FL 32337 1830 Thomesville Road Guns Diamonds ~ TV's VCR 's Stereos~
Clay Tailihassee, FL 32303 Radios -, Gold ~ Guitars -Silver ~ Tools
-*Sand 997-6788 50 224-3473 1e00) 541-8702 Mon.-Sat. 9-6 575-7682
*Top Soil www.abbiesflowers.com 1511 Jackson Bluff *Tallahassee


Portable Toilets

Billy Simmons Septic
850-509-1465 cell
850-997-0877 home.- --
Clean Portables for construction sites,
family reunions, parties

Events and Types


Now Open In Monticello---




THE DAAGENCY
"Your Independent Insurance Agent"


Personal Commercial
Auto General Liability
Home Workers Comp.
Mobile Homes Business Owners
Flood Package Policies
Watercraft Professional Liability
1287 S. Jefferson Street
*Conveniently located in the Jefferson Square Shopping Center
mi '*


Darlene J. O'Brien
Agent


Kimberly Day Spivey
ACSR


REPRESENTING MANYA+ CARRIERS ALOWS US TO
PROVIDE YOU WITH THE MOST COMPETITIVE PRICING.



T 850-973-8691
ACKSON 850-673-9781
JANITORIAL SERVICES Over 35 Years Experience
S"Full Janitorial Services"
Commercial & Residential
Floor Maintenance Carpet.
Windows Pressure Washing (" -
* Duct Cleaning Free Estimates ,
SCompetitive Priceso i
SLicensed, Bonded SR
& Insured







Lic. & INSURED

Serving Jefferson County

Residential & Commercial

BARRY W. WYCHE, SR.
200 S. Cherry St., Monticello, FL 32344
OFFICE: 850-997-3271 FAx: 850-997-3345
CELL: 813-477-8113
E-MAIL: WPM1232@AOL.COM



e .'


8a(0-25 1-29I11


155 JOHN

COLLINS R).


I -


Mr. Merchant

This Space Could Be

Your For Only

$10 Per Week


- I


SKelly-Plain

Construction, Inc.
State Certified Underground Utility and
Excavation Contractor Florida
Contractors License# cuc 1223722


All Residential and Commercial Site
Work, Including Building Pads *Roads
*Drainage *Ponds *Land Clearing
*Laser Grading *Excavation *Fill Ma-
terials *Sanitary, Storm and Portable


"The State Certified Site Work Professionals"

(850) 528-8051


BETTEs BODIES


AUTOMOBILE PAINT & BODY REPAIR

EEESMATESOCATION SERVICE


IROM DENTS & COLLISIONS TO RESTORATIONj
LOCATED JUST 14 MILES SOUTH OF MONTICELLO AT
966 N. BARBER HTLL RD. LAMONT, FL
I 997-4160 "1
ANDY & TINA AMES, OWNERS

From Dent Repair To Complete Restoration


Gene Hall

County

Commissioner'


(850) 321-6673 (cell)

"PLEASE REMEMBER _


THE.HURRICANE


VICTIMS DONATE


To YOUR FAVORITE


CHARITY."


B & M Tractor Service
Specializing in Food Plots, Bush Hogging,
Liming & Fertilizing, Spraying, and Fencing


I ~

S


Brad McLeod
Cell: (850)'210-2942
Cell: (850) 545-2325
Home: (850) 997-1451


Mack McLeod
Cell: (850)510-0346
Home: (850) 997-3091


10534 South Sail Rd, ULanont, FL. 32336

Residential & Commercial
C .a *Mirrors *Window, Glass *Window Repair
*hlsulated Glass *Furniture Tops *Custom
MirfOfiB TOb & Shower Enclosur-es *Replacement
S eI T 1 Glass For Fogged Windows and
IInOcIC. Patio Doors *ETC.


SSam MgKown
Locally Owned & Operated


142 OLD BUZBEE RD
MONTICELLO. FL 32344
OFFICE: 850.385 3308
MOBILE-850 509 0015
FAX 850.997.2845


ATTENTION
BUSINESS OWNERS
-SHOP KEEPERS-

LOCAL PROFESSIONAL
SALES &, SERVICE


NOW AVAILABLE:
SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEMS
ACCESS CONTROLS
ALARM SYSTEMS
TELEPHONE SYSTEMS
DATA NETWORKS


BIG BEND
COMMUNICATIONS CO.

997-4150


.-ijf....- ...--- --- --


A-
' David Alder's

LANDSCAPE


IRRIGATION LLC
Colorful Landscape Designs
*Tractor Site Prep. 'Sodding.
S Automatic Sprinkler Systems s


10 YEARS EXPERIF2,CE



Mr. Merchant

This Space Could Be

Your For Only

$10 Per Week


FREE ESTIMATES LICENSED AND INSURED


I -~


Ultimate


UageAuto


877-7222


*:. .re Davis Very large selection to choose from
Sales Manager A All trade-ins are welcome

Best rates as low as 4.5%
A Free warranty on every vehicle sold
Trade r(
4 rral. or6 (g ITBAO (PENT
pus It ,ls! "

W. gaveA 1hicle iT DOS T MAATEP
-,_for Everyon.e


Cal Y 1' e akigi


HEAT NIR CONDMTIONINGW
I-
. 24 hour Service, 7-days b- yhi wait when you don'l have to" Call now
2. Your Brand and Your System repaired right b) skilled. neal techniciins
3. Free Energy Survey tor new systems can save you big
.4 No obligation!
4. Two-year repair warranty Most slop at 30 days' Benson's
repairs slay repaired-
5. 10-Year warranty on new systems inmsalledu o our
exacting standards
6. Easy financing to sui youlust cal
7. Free Air Quality Check- Let us check whats
in your air 'or your health
8. Up front pricing- No surpnes,us hones, -
the way it should be.
For over 20 years, thousands have chosen

0,. ."'.."".r. ,'"",'''" ti -

H S lrM I wBti'mnT rt.benso~'U I UC


JOHN COLLINS

FILL DIRT


8 i -45-991- 64


LEGALS .
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 andi
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 THIS
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-:
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THEu
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 SO0
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.,
The date of the first publication of this No-;
tice is September 23, 2005. Attorney For
Personal Representative: T. BUCKING--
HAM BIRD, P.O. BOX 247 Monticello,.
FL 32345 850-997-3503 FL Bar ID'
#006176. JACQUELINE S. WILDS, 3509-
River Grove Drive, Tampa, Florida 33610.-
RUBY H. ADAMS, 19901 E. Oak Mount,,
Miami, Florida 33015. 9/23, 9/30,c -
The Jefferson Community Water Sysys-
tem Board will meet 7 p.m., Thursday Oc*


I







MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 PAGE 13


To Place Your Ad




997-3568


CLASSIFIED

Your Community Shopping Center


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES
3 Lines, Two editions ~ Wednesday and Friday...$7.00
Each Additional Line....$1.00
DEADLINES: Monday Noon for Wednesday
Wednesday Noon for Friday
Call Our Classified Department at:
997-3568


LEGAE :NOTICE
tober 6, 2005 at 395 Water Mill Road
(Tank Site).
9/30, c

NOTICE
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY
FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE. The
proposed non-profit organization,
Jefferson Community Water System,
is complying with requirements of
7CFR 1780.19(a) by publishing this
Notice of Intent to Apply for a
Community Water Loan/Grant from
USDA, Rural Development. The
proposed project will consist of
approximately 33 miles of water line
and three emergency generators serve
the Lloyd, Boland, Aucilla, and rural
Jefferson County. Questions should
be directed to Bob Cooper 877-6257.
9/30, 10/5, c


HELP WANTED


FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Com. Aucilla Wildlife Mgt. Area,
Jefferson County $26,428 Annual. Use
tractors and farm implements, road
and facility maintenance, prescribed
burning. Class A CDL required
within 90 days. Experience and/or
education requirements: Req No.
7.701170. Applications must be
cPmpleted on line at
littps://peoplefirpt.myflorida.com/
(must be received by 10/9/05) For
additional information contact: David
Johnson 5300 High Bridge Road
Quincy, FL 32351. (850)627-1773ext.
107 EEO/AA Employer.
9030, 10/5, c
Party Chief/Instrument Person.
Growing land survey/engineering
firm needs experienced Party
Chief/Instrument Person. Salary
range: Party Chief $16.00 -
$20.00/Hr. Instrument Person $13.00
- $15.00/Hr. Starting pay based on
experience. Fully benefits plus
overtime pay: Fax resume to:
(850)942-2717 or send to: P.O. Box
7526, Tallahassee, Florida 32314
EOE/DFWP.
9/28, 30,c
Jefferson County. Teen Center is
accepting applications for the position
df Teen Court Citation Coordinator.
The position requires a background
screening, computer skills and the
ability to interact professionally,
throughout the county with law
enforcement, school officials, families,
youth and the community. A
successful candidate must have. a
two-year degree. or documented
experience gathering information,
creating reports and programs. Must
be a team player and be able to work
an extremely flexible schedule.
Candidates must submit a resume
with complete work history as well as
complete a job application and
interview. The position pays up to
$26,000 annually. Submit applications
to the Jefferson Countv Teen Center,
P.O. Box 346, Monticello, Fl 32344 by
October 7, 2005. Jefferson Co. Teen
Center is an equal opportunity
employer..
9/30, 10/5, c
The Healthy Start Coalition of
Jefferson, Madison, & Taylor
Counties is recruiting doulas from the.
tri-county area. Doulas are women
who provide supportive services
during childbirth and earn $75-$350
per service. A recruitment for
interested women wili be held
October 13th At 1pm at the Madison
County Public Library (no charge).
For more information, contact
850-948-2741.
/30, 10/7, c
Cashier Needed. Experienced, reliable
with own transportation. Must be
flexible with hours. Progression to
management .for right candidates.
Call 997-3538 ex. 5.
9/21, 23, 28: 30, c
Taking Applications. Our business is
striping, seal coating, asphalt repair,
etc. Ideal candidate can take on
anything and .do it right without
supervision. EOE. Druggies need not
apply. 545-1776.
9/23, tfn
Carpenter help needed. Must be
experienced, dependable, and have
transportation and tools. If you have
these things please give us a call @
997-3271.
9/21, 23, 28, 30, pd
Vaitress/Cashier, part-time. Apply in
person to Court Yard Cafe, 110 East
Dogwood Street.
/16, tfn, c
elta Land Surveyors, Inc. is looking
or Instrument Man and Rodman for
'ull time positions. Experience a plus,
)ut not necessary, we are willing to
rain. Apply in person at 440 South
efferson St., Monticello, FL.
/7, tfn
'lorida Department of
transportationn has a vacancy in


HELP WANTED GARAGE SA1R


Madison County for the following
position: Position Number: 55004540
Broad Band Title: Highway
Maintenance Workers Level 1
Working title: Highway Maintenance
Technician Last date to apply:
September 16, 2005 For more job
information call 850/838-5800. To
apply online go to
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logo
n.htm or call People First at
1-877-562-7287. The Department of
Transportation is an Equal
Employment Opportunity,
Affirmative Action and Drug Free
Workplace employer.
9/7, tfn
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
Now Hiring for 2005 postal positions
$17.50-$59.00+/hr, full benefits/paid.
training and vacations. No experience
necessary (800)584-1775 Reference #
5600.
9/30, fcan
$600. weekly working through the
government part-time. No experience.
A lot of opportunities. (800)493-3688
Code J-14.
9/30, fcan,
Driver Conventant 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).
9/30,fcan .
AUTOMOTIVE


$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax repos, US Marshall
and IRS sales! Cars, Trucks, SUV's,
Toyota's, Honda's, Chevy's and
more! For listings call (800)571-0225
Ext. C373.
9/30, fcan

FOR RENT.
Prime downtown office space now
available in Cherry Street Commons.
Jack Carswell, 997-1980.
9/28, tfn, c
3 BDRM, 1 '/2 B w/office garage, nice
house, in town. Fenced back yard
w/nice size shed. $700 per month
933-8167.
6/22, tfn, c
FOR SALE
*93 Ford Aerostar, 6 c3l., runs good,
excellent fuel mileage, $750, firm.
Hunter green recliner, excellent
condition, never used, $300. OBO.
997-1488.
9/21, 23, 30, pd
Friday night 5-9 or Saturday 10-5.
Stop by the recently renovated BUSH
BABY @ 280 N. Cherry. Furniture
sale in progress. You'll also love our
antiques, collectibles, kitsch & swell
stuff.
9/30, c

LOST .
Small, female white & buff colored
dog. Weighs 7lbs, right front leg is
bent. Last seen area of Cook and
Freeman Rd. Answers to April il
found, please call 997-2542. Reward.
9/28, 30, 10/5, 7, pd


2-family yard sale, Saturday, 7a.m.
until ?, 402 Freeman Road. Furniture,
clothing, knick knacks, toys,
household items, yard tools.
9/30, pd
Garage Sale. Builders supplies,
windows, doors, garage door
w/opener, roofing paper, shingles,
nails, 14" aluminum rims and tires,
pulley w/weights, exercise machine,
tower speakers Sat. October 1, 2005
8a.m. to 12. 317 Waukeenah Hwy,
behind Registers Mini Storage.
9/30, pd
Yard sale. 2 family 9-4 Saturday,
October 1. Come rain or shine 1701A
NoelChristmas Acres.
9/28, 30, pd
Multifamily. Monp*' o Family
Medicine 1'y 19
Saturday Colo 6-12 noon.
9/28, 30, Co
1511 Spring Hollow Dr. On Saturday
8-12noon. Household items, treasures,
plants and clothes, etc.
9/28, 30, pd

SERVICES
Kelly's Cleaning Service. Residential
and commercial, large or small. "The
Personal Service Touch" to the
professional job you need in your
home or business. Call 694-8558.
9/16, 21, 23, 28,'30, 10/5, pd
Will care for elderly/disabled person.
Liht hliousework 997-4840.
9/30, pd
Local representative for: Stanley
Home Products, Watkins Products,
Tidings of Love angel pins, Happy,
Home Flavoring & Knives, at your
service. Call 997-3339.
9/7, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10/7, pd
D&S REPAIRS: 997-4015, 997-4189.
Small engines, tractors, ATV's,
outboards, etc.
9/9, 16, 23, 30, 10/7, pd
Backhoe Service: Drise%%a s, roads,
ditches, tree and shrub removal, burn
CiI. l ~UInn tLGrv Tn t n O497-


REAL ESTATE
45 Hunter Lane. 2000+ Sq Ft 3.'2 cute,
cozy & private in peaceful Montivilla
neighborhood. Sunroom, den with
fireplace, large eat-in kitchen, living
room & bonus room. Private, park
'like fenced back yard. Perfect for
young families, or couples! $154,900
Doris Davey 591-0085, COTTON &
COMPANY REAL ESTATE, LLC.
19/30. 10/5,7,'c


l. els. ontact Lary juien Uv n @ I
3116, 933-3458. HEAVY EQUIPMENT
-ifn OPERATOR
Appliance Repairs: ,washers. dryers. TRAINING FOR
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and op- E1MPLQYvMENT
erated by Andy Rudd. 997-5648. ..
Leave message. '
2/11-tfn

CASH in 5 DAYS! Bulldozers, Backhoes,
We Buy Mortgages, Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Homes, Trailers, Lots, Graders, Scrapers,
Land! We Make Excavators
Land! We Make Next Class: Oct. 3"rd
Mortgage Loans, Train in Florida
Ron Harris -National Certification
Traders Realty, Inc. -Financial Assistance
ea Inc. -Job Placement Assistance
Lic. Mortgage LENDER 800-383-7364
878-3957 800-383-7364
878-3957 Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com

Housing Vouchers

We accept all vouchers
2/2 $615 ~ 3/2 $715 -4/2 $895 ~ $50 dep.
Pool & Youth Activities

S575-6571
'p"19."',.,"/..t"'i..'."t,"'"V..."'''----.


GULF COAST
METAL
ROOFING


Full line of
accessories in stock


3' Wide
Galvalume
3' Wide
Painted


ecial Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl,


* GREENVI LLE- affordable starter
home in town, 1.75 acre lot. $42,500
* Room Mobile Home- Affordable,
Greenville area on 1 acre lot $55,700
" Location Location!- Great comer
location, 2BR/1BA, on 5 acres, guest
house. $215,000
* Horse Lovers- a special place in the
country, 5 acres, fenced and cross
fenced, comfortable 2 bedroom home.
$219,000

Many Others Available


I


SERVICES
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530, quick responses.
6/22, tfn
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
over time. Hoodiacol consist of 3 key
ingredients incorporated into rice
bran oil with natural flavorings 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.
s/d 5/18, 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.
1/29 tfn (10/3)
Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for assessment of
your needs.. 997-3553. UPS NOW
AVAILABLE
1/19-tfn


(850) 997-4340

www.TimPeary.com



Government Farms Road 5 or 10 acres
buyers choice hillside planted pines
$15,000/acre
Raise Your Family in the Country


Comfortable 4 bedroom 3 bath home on
five acres w/ guest cottage/playhouse,
big shop, pasture, pecans and a pool a
real dream for a growing family $400,000
.. Brand' New Listinq! 3 bedroom home in
town at East Anderson St. $155,000
Maqnificent Acreaqe off Bassett Dairy
Road in;Bellamy Plantation 10 commanding
acres with a beautiful view, lovely home site
S in a grove of ancient pecan trees and a hay-
field meant for galloping $150,000
On Pinnev Woods built 2002, 3/2 1864 sq.
A ft., ceramic tile, cathedral ceiling, fireplace,
screened porch, 1 ac yes only $135,000


S Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm big dou-
blewide w/ fireplace, stables, round pen in
S remote, oaks, pond, north of Greenville only
$295,000
Near Leon Countv 10 mostly open ac, cor-
,_ ner of Paul Thompson and Julia Road only.
$150,000
S Quiet Location 2 adjacent lots on Partridge
Lane off Rocky Branch Road and Sunset
Street 100'x220 in the City $15,500 each
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
S 59, 50 acres in planted pines, swimming
pool, detached garage, barn nice field near
k US 90 and SR 59 only $1,200,000
Choice Buildinq Lots in Town-Under
Contract on Morris Road call for details
$10,000 to $40,000


A



A

A


A


Just Listed-5 wooded acres on Blue
Lake Road only $22,500
Check Out This One! Under Contract8
acres with big doublewide and small house
on a pretty old hillside close to Leon County
off Julia Road $160,000
Prime Commercial Property US 19
South near Pizza Hut and Jefferson Builders
Mart $650,000
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


-A Realtor Tim Peary


vvI le nlle aJ u pIJIIUOLIO'. I,.JIVI,,Uua VVILII n a uuu UI IVIl,1-uuuIU IUl UU,- I lnLrmAlSOo -l IUILatiU. IVIU1.-.UU
mechanically inclined. Electrical, cabling, phone and alarm experience a plus but will train the right individual Check
out this great opportunity. We provide:
S* CompanyTruck andTools
SPaid Training
Steady Schedules
Strong Advancement Opportunities
Exc. Pay & Benefits Incl. Health, 401 K, Vacations


DIGITAL
RECEPTION
SERVICES, INC,


Join our team and learn how to put your talent to work for you.
Apply online at: www.hrmcacclaim.com/apply/drscareers
or, call: 1-877-351-4473. DRS is a drug/smoke-free EOE.


OrTainig: ou tol orehefutre


A


850-997-4340
See all our listings with maps at
www.TimPearyv.com


k


k


k

k


k

k

k



k


k

k.


k


k


k


k


A


A

A


A

A

A

A


AS


A


A


A

A


We have qualified buyers looking for
acreage between Monticello and Lloyd
can you help?
Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate
Simply the Best



AAA AAA A ,A


KELLY & KELLY
PROPERTIES


=22BF
2 15 N. Jeff~rron St.
DwlonMontireflo
(850)-~997-5516 iww.cbkdceoin


AAAAAAAAJA k


k


k


k

k








PAGE 14, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., SEPTEMBER 30, 2005


.4 : ; ,..,
-,,


SNIFF, SNIFF Are those the new triple Whoppers I smell?
You did get one for me, didn't you," asks Suzie, "after all, I
am a growing girl!" (News Photo)


Canine Suzie
Pet Of Week

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
The Humane Society has named
Suzie as its adoptable Pet of the
Week.
Suzie is a female hound mix, ap-
proximately one year old, and is
spayed with all vaccinations up to
date.
She is partially housebroken,
very sweet and playful, and some-
times shy.
Suzie is describes as being a greal
animal around other dogs and ap-
pears to be good with cats.
She loves adults and children,
"An all round good dog who loves
everybody," said Shelter Caretaker
Cheryl Bautista.
She suggests that as much as
Suzie like to play, she would also
probably make a very good Frisbee
fetching dog.
For further information call the
shelter at 342-0244.


Rk ncho Gra nde


Mexican Restaurant


320 North Cherry Street Monticello, FL 32344
229-425-3367 229-425-2520


GRAND OPENING

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2005

11:00 A.M. 10:00 P.M.


Please come and join us for an entertaining

performance of the Mariachis!!


Resident Describes Trip To


Hurricane

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
Local resident John Smiley was
one of a team from Southeast Cor-
porate Federal Credit Union
(SECFCR) who responded to the
Katrina disaster area to deliver a
truck load of much needed supplies
to primarily employees.
Their destination, Mississippi was
a 26 hour trip one way, with three
planned stops: Singing River Fed-
eral Credit Union in Moss Point,
Gulf Coast Community Federal
Credit Union in Gulfport, and Cen-
tral Sunbelt Federal Credit Union
in Hattiesburg.
"We rented a 30 foot long, 10
speed truck to transport eight gen-
erators to each site, as well as 85
five gallon cans of gas, a variety of
paper products, utensils, hurricane
kits, portable fans, inflatable mat-
tresses, port-o-potties, cell phones,
and hygiene items," said Smiley.
The receiving credit unions then
handled distribution of supplies to
neighboring credit unions.
Smiley, an IT Technician for
SECFCU in Tallahassee, said, "The
relief team literally followed the
track the eye of the storm had
taken, traveling up highway 49
from Gulfport to Hattiesburg.
"Military and police presence
was abundant and curfews were
still in effect," he added. "Gaso-
line was still scarce in most areas
and the cans of gas went to imme-
diate use.
"The employees took the gas and
put it in their cars, just to be able to
get home, if they still had one
standing; Most of them were living
in the credit unions."
He added that in Moss Point,
which is seven miles inland, there
were white chalky lines half way
up three-story buildings, made
from salt water. "The marks were
three feet deep inside the
buildings," he said.
"Gas stations had been knocked
around and badly damaged, but
Gulfport was worse,", he added.
"The military was there and they
were still totally blacked out, with
the worst damage.
"Trees were ripped up by the
roots, some badly leaning. Roof
tops that remained were badly dam-
aged; church steeples totally ripped
off; and store fronts literally ripped
off the buildings," said Smiley.
"People reported waiting in line
for more than six hours just to get
gas, hoping there was still some
there by the time they got to the

American Heart 0
AssociationH
Fighting Heart Disease
and Stroke

A Call to Arms:
Check Blood
Pressure.


Disaster Area
pumps." ',We were glad to be able to help
After issuing the supplies on the them," said Smiley. "It was an
truck, the relief team headed back honor and a privilege to be able to
to Tallahassee. help them in their time of need.":


- - - -
.O RDW.---=--..


olf 0Cart
W olesalers


75w.9iq9^9


*~4~~*


. "', ,


Many Featur


5-Panel Panoramic Mirror


Steel Cargo Box


id Accessories Avai
*-_.= t -. _.- -;


Front Grill


Brake Light/Turn Signal


Aluminum Cargo Box


We Install Lift Kits w/big tires
We Install Rear Seat Kits
We Install Batteries
Dual Halogen Headlights We Install Lights
W e We Install Cargo Boxes, etc.
;to n ize ......any accessories!
,a rts Full Line Service Department


VE Highway 90 (across from 84 Lumber)
DEUVER! Lake City, FL 386-758-9490


PEVER.


,. : k


iamo nGrll