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137TH YEAR NO.86, 50 CENTS.
Published Wednesdays & Fridays
-IFRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2005.
Updated City Map
To Reflect More
Senior Staff Writer
The city should soon have an up-
dated map that not only will give a
more accurate and realistic represen-
tation of its boundaries, but will also
provide a wealth of information on
Thank Property Appraiser David
Ward for the updated version, which
ihis office, has been developing over
,the last couple of years.
As Ward explained it to the coun-
,cil recently, the present city map --
rwith its sometimes arbitrary and
'peemmgly capricious boundaries
and classification of parcels --
makes for a frustrating tool in as-
sessing property values.
Specifically, the existing bounda-
ries often divide single-owner.prop-
.erties between the city and the
county and assign different zoning
_designations to each, Ward said.
In an effort to correct- the
problem, Ward had his people
'along with consultant George Cole)
Research the records for the legal de-
,scriptions of city parcels and redraw
the map accordingly, per GIS coor-
"In effect, what we did is codify
-what is there," Ward said. "I would
like for the city to adopt these more
Not only would the new map be a
more accurate representation of the
on-the-ground reality, Ward said,
but the new technology allowed for
layers of information to be recorded
on the map specific to every partial.
For example, the city could con-
ceivably pinpoint fire hydrants,
manholes, stop signs, telephone
lines and underground utilities,
among other things. In fact, the po-
tential for the information that could
be recorded was almost limitless,
Additionally, the city could up-
date the map as annexations and re-
zoning amendments took place, he
Too, the map would be tied to a
database that would keep a record of
"If you're into conspiracy theory,
it eliminates the perception that a
single person can change the infor-
mation for his benefit," Ward said.
"The map can be changed, but there
is a record of the change."
The council agreed in principle to
adopt the updated map. City Attor-
ney Bruce Leinback is supposed to
be in the process of drafting the ap-
propriate resolution to present to the
council for adoption.
On Coal Plant
THIS GHOUL stands at the home of Lola and Reggie Moul-
ton, 775 North Jefferson Street, which Reggie says is his
twin. See story, page 11. (News Photo)
Senior Staff Writer
Commissioners last week side-
stepped a request that they take a
stand against the proposed coal-fired
power plant in Taylor County, say-
ing they lacked sufficient informa-
tion to make an informed decision.
John Hedrick, chairman of the
Panhandle Citizens Coalition -- a
group opposed to the project -- pre-
sented the request.
The request was that commission-
ers adopt a resolution opposing the
power plant, based on health and en-
vironmental concerns. Madison and
Wakulla counties have adopted
"We believe fundamentally ,that
this is not a good thing to bring into
north Florida," Hedrick said.
He said as that general rule, his
group encouraged conservation and
the exploration of alternative energy
sources, such. a solar and wind
"The point is that we're trying to
go in a different direction," Hedrick
Commissioners' reception of the
request was lukewarm to cold.
"This is the first piece of informa-
tion presented to this board on this,"
Commission Chairman Skeet Joyner
said. "I want to hear the other side
of the coin before I make a decision.
I would just like to hear the other
Hedrick's response was that nor-
mally, he would agree with the com-
missioner's expressed concern, "but
there's been a lot of publicity in the
media about this."
Joyner characterized the publicity
as "street talk", essentially not wor-
thy of serious consideration.
Commissioner Danny Monroe
confessed not being sufficiently
educated on the issue to cast a vote.
"I'd like to hear more," he said.
Commissioners Jerry Sutphin and
Junior Tuten respectively adopted
pro and hands-off attitudes toward
the proposed coal plant.
Sutphin reminded the audience
that he had lived near a coal-burning
plant before moving here, and he
found nothing wrong with such fa-
"I'm for it," he said.
Tuten expressed doubts that the
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection "would allow anything that
would be detrimental to the
More than that, Hedrick had
failed to produce facts to back his
assertions, he said.
"I need to see facts," Tuten said.
(See Coal Plant Page 2)
City Council To Name Bicycle Trail
After Former Mayor Ike Anderson
DAVID WARD, property appraiser,, shares with the City
Council information on the updated city map. (News Photo)
County Officials To Revisit
Dangerous Dog Ordinance
;Senior Staff Writer
It's back to the drawing board for
the animal control ordinance.
Commissioners in September ap-
proved an animal control program
,that entails the training of at least
!two county employees in the han-
'dling of dangerous animals.
Commissioners also at that time
established a limited account for the
purchase of equipment and the
euthanasia of dangerous animals.
It was also part of the agreement
reached with Responsible Pet Own-
ers of Jefferson County -- one of
two groups pressing for the program
-- that the existing animal control
ordinance be revised, with input
from the group.
Commissioners thought they had
made clear to the group which areas
of animal control they were willing
to address, which areas they would-
n't touch. At the very least, they
thought they had made clear that the
county's efforts would focus strictly
on dangerous animals.
One area commissioners specifi-
cally said they didn't want to address
was nuisance animals. But lo and
behold, numerous of the recom-
mended revisions from the citizens
(See Dog Law Page 12)
Senior Staff Writer
Construction is underway on what
ultimately is expected to be called
the Ike Anderson Bicycle Trail.
,The City Council, in fact, is
scheduled to vote on just such a
resolution Nov. 1.
Anderson, a former City Council
member and longtime mayor of
Monticello, was a colorful character
who often rode his bicycle around
town. He presently resides at the
Jefferson Nursing Center.
City Clerk Emily Anderson (no re-
lation) suggested the name. She said
the designation would not only be
befitting -- given Anderson's love of
bicycling -- but it would honor the
native son while he was still alive.
"It was always a treat to see Ike on
his bicycle around town," City At-
torney Bruce Lienback remarked.
The bicycle trail is being con-
structed with a Department of
Transportation (DOT) grant. The to-
tal cost of the project, including the
design and engineering phase, is
The trail will follow the old rail-
road tracks from Rocky Branch
Road on the north side of town to
the Chase Street city park on the
south side, crossing urban and rural
Initially, the plan called for the
paving of two miles of trail, to bring
it all the way south to Nacoosa
Road. Funding problems, however,
forced the paving to be limited to.
Other things eliminated because of
the reduced scope of the work in-
cluded the stamped asphalt mark-
ings at the various streets the trail along the trail, of Tallahassee, is doing the work,
crosses and several of the rest areas North Florida Asphalt Company, (See Bike Trail Page 5)
IKE ANDERSON, a longtime mayor of Monti-
cello, routinely rode his bicycle around
town on errands. A native son and born rac-
onteur, Anderson entertained folks with his
colorful stories of early Monticello and the
area's history. (News Photo)
PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., OCTOBER 28, 2005
FELICIA PAGE, the 12th graduate of the Adult School in
the 2005-2006 year is awarded her diploma by Principal
Dr. Artis Johnson. (News Photo)
Felicia Page is the latest graduate
of the County Adult School.
"When I started school here in-
Jefferson County, I really felt mis-
placed and distracted," said Page.
"I just couldn't make it in school."
She said that when she heard
about the Adult School, it was like
a breath of fresh air, "A second
"I was able to work at my own
pace and without the everyday dis-
tractions of the school
environment," she added.
"I would like to extend my heart-
felt appreciation to Rev. Artis
Johnson and the facility for helping
me achieve my goal, and for giving
me that second chance," said Page.
She plans to attend Lively Vo-
Tech in Tallahassee and study to
become a Legal Secretary Special-
(Continued From Page 1)
But ultimately, his reaction was
"I'll' stay out of Taylor County's
business and I want Taylor County
to stay out of our business," Tuten
Hedrick pressed commissioners to,
,schedule a workshop so that the two
sides could argue their cases, thus
allowing the board to make an in-
Joyner agreed to the latter re-
quest, if reluctantly. He promised to
schedule a workshop in the near fu-
ture and inform all parties of the
time and place when those specifics
Extreme Dryness, Winds
Accelerate Brush Fires
High winds and extreme dryness,
have contributed to several brush
fires, reported to Jefferson County
Fire Rescue over several days.
Interim Chief Lucille Hunter
stressed the importance of resi-
dents being cautious under these
The cause of these fires has not
been determined, and is still under
"The grass, underbrush and trees
are extremely dry and highly com-
bustible, so they can catch and
spread fire very easily," said
She added that a cigarette butt
thrown from a car window or a
controlled burn where a spark gets
caught in the wind gusts and the
fire gets out of hand, could be the
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The County Library will offer
free Computer Introduction Classes
10 a.m. 12 p.m. every Tuesday
and Wednesday, beginning Nov. 1
and 2, and continuing on Nov. 8 ,
9, 15, 16.
This class is designed for users
with little or no computer skills.
Participants will learn about the
basic computer hardware such as
Injured in Crash
THIS display at Sweet Pickens on South Jefferson, evokes
the spirit of Halloween and Harvest. (News Photo)
HMS Success Story
in SACS Newsletter
The Southern Association of Col--
leges and Schools Council on Ac-
creditation and School Improvement
(SACS CASI) newsletter for Sep-
tember, published the success story
of Howard Middle School in raising
its state report grade from an "F" to
The story was written by Mae Eva
Wilson, media specialist at Howard.
Her text follows:
Howard Middle School, is located.
on a 3.2 acre tract on Sec.nd Stir'. .
in Monticello, just 24'mifes east pf ,
Currently the total enrollment is
232 students in grades six through
,eight. We are considered a rural
school, with more than 90 percent of
our students receiving free reduced
In the Quality Assurance Review,
many gains and deficiencies were
revealed, such as how well our stu-
dents were measuring up to what
was expected of them, and how well
they measured up to their State
Principal Juiliette Jackson attrib-
utes the -recent success efforts to
new guidelines for a strong disci-
pline and reading program.
: Reading is our number one prob-
' First we took into consideration
our students' preferences for audio'
-and video tapes.
Incorporating technology into our
school became a teaching and learn-
: The curriculum which is based on
the Sunshine State Standards, inte-
grated telecommunications into the
instructional programs to improve
student performance through:
Television close circuit produc-
Creating Web pages.
Power Point presentations.
Digital science presentations, and
*Taking reading to the next level
Howard Middle School uses re--
searched based reading materials
and strategies. We take Bridges to
Literature, SRA Corrective Reading,
and Read XL.
Teachers teach reading using the
"direct instruction" method. All les-
sons are taught to mastery.
Students are monitored for pro-
grams, using the Gates MacGinite
Reading Test, given four times a
year, and the G. R. A.D. E., which is
given three times per year.
Students participate in the Accel-
erated. Reader Program for outside
reading, beginning with a diagnostic
Then books are placed in students'
hands that are on their level, and
that will challenge their reading, but
not frustrate them.
All reading teachers have com-
pleted classes to be Reading En-
dowed. All teachers receive 12
hours of in-service on research
based strategies for teaching reading
across the curriculum.
Preparing for our QAR visit
helped us assess some real needs in
We are proud of the fact that by
working together, Howard Middle
School is now designated a "C"
We are committed to increasing
each student's academic achieve-
ment level, thus "leaving no child
A single-vehicle crash on I-10 at 1
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to TMH and a passenger life
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Both sustained injuries rated be-
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wearing their seat belts.
FHP Trooper J. R. Love, who in-
vestigated the incident, reported
that Yancy C. Benitez 19, was driv-
ing his 2004 Chevy van, eastbound
on I-10 in the inside lane, with a
passenger, 23 year old Manuel
Benitez moved into the outside
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NOTICE OF PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE MAP OF THE CITY OF MONTICELLO
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MONTICELLO, FLORIDA AMENDING
ITS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING
FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR JURISDICTION; ADOPTING AN
AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP
TO INCLUDE A FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION FOR A CERTAIN
RECENTLY ANNEXED PARCEL CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 85.01
ACRES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN
The City of Monticello proposes to adopt the following amendment to its future land use
map by Ordinance 2005-XX. The future land use map proposed designation is RLD -
Residential Low Density for a parcel located on U.S. 90 West (West Washington Street)
and identified on the map below. A public hearing on the ordinance will be conducted by
the Local Planning Agency on November 8, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at Monticello City Hall,
245 S. Mulberry Street, Monticello, FL 32344. Interested persons may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. The entire text of the
ordinance may be inspected at City Hall, 245 S. Mulberry Street, Monticello, Florida
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PAGE 4, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., OCTOBER 28, 2005
(SSN 0746-5297)-USPA 361-620)
Published by Monticello Publishing Co., Inc.
Senior Staff Writer
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I Take a closer look at the sidewalks
land streets in most communities.
iYou'll probably find thousands of
pieces of cellulose acetate litter -
kcigarette butts everywhere you
Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
(KAB), America's largest commu-
pity improvement organization,
wants that to change.
KAB's new "Guide to Cigarette'
Litter Prevention" CD-ROM can be
ordered, free of charge, from
The project, many years in the
making, was made possible through
the ongoing support of Philip Morris
Smokers who would probably
never litter a coffee cup' or candy
wrapper habitually "flick" their
Many believe that butts are biode-
gradable, and because of their small
size they may seem insignificant -
But cellulose acetate takes many
years 'to decompose. While one
cigarette butt may be small, the
combined impact of cigarette litter is
"Smoking bans have moved smok-
ers outside, increasing the potential
for cigarette litter," says G. Ray-
mond Empson, Keep America Beau-
At "transition points" in front of
office buildings, restaurants, public
transit and other places where smok-
ing is illegal, the butts pile up by the
Almost 20 percent of the litter
found during KAB's community
cleanup is smoking related.
Cigarette litter is costly, both to
taxpayers and the environment.
Lightweight cigarette butts are eas-
ily carried by rainwater runoff into
city drainage systems, where they
clog filters and cost millions of dol-
lars annually to clean up.
Butts also travel downstream to
waterways, where they threaten
wildlife and pollute lakes, beaches
The new "Guide" includes a step-
by-step method for individuals,
communities, businesses and local
governments to follow in reducing
The steps to success include
stricter enforcement of anti-litter
laws, placing ash receptacles at
"transition points," distributing
pocket ashtrays to smokers, and in-
creasing public awareness of ciga-
rette litter dangers.
In pilot testing, the program re-
duced the rate of cigarette litter an
a.avegr. o046 percent. That adds up
to Abtl of buns that don't' t become'a
Harvey Hall, the mayor of Baker-
field, California, says that "the re-
sults were very encouraging, with a
definite reduction in cigarette litter."
"Raising public awareness is criti-
cal," says Empson. "Everyone must
understand that cigarette butts are
harmful to the environment and
The "Guide" includes a series of
public service advertisements that
can be placed in local publications
or printed as posters for placement
in restaurants, stores, bus shelters,
train stations and other places where
"We're providing the tools for
anyone who wants them," says
Empson. "We want every commu-
nity in America to reduce cigarette
BY REX M. ROGERS
I am frequently disappointed by
liberals, but recently I've been disap-
pointed by conservatives, too. Spe-
cifically, I don't believe conserva-
tives have done themselves or their
cause any favors by rushing to judg-
ment on President George W. Bush's
United States Supreme Court nomi-
nee Harriet Miers.
Admittedly there may be "more
qualified" people who could have
been nominated. There are also
many potential nominees whose
public record on the' issues might
have pleased conservatives much
more possiblyto the point of not
being able to win confirmation in
But the fact that ostensibly "more
qualified" people exist does not in
itself mean that Harriet Miers is "un-
qualified." Nor does the fact that
other people possess a public record
of conservative political activity
mean that Ms. Miers is unworthy of
The vast amount of noise that con-
servatives have generated on this
nomination is particularly distress-
ing for its lack of critical thinking
and its inability to simply wait for
the nomination process to run its
Perhaps Harriet Miers is not a
goodcandidate for the United States
Supreme Court, but for certain rea-
sons the President. of the United
-States believes that she is and we
will all discover whether he is cor-
rect during the upcoming hearings.
Before we condemn the candidate,
why not wait to see what she says
and how she performs? Maybe she
will 'not make it, or maybe she will
be as impressive as the new Chief
Justice John Roberts.
Faced with a decision, President
Harry Truman used to ask, "How
much time do I have?" Then he
would put off his decision to the last
possible moment. Why? Because
things change, and he wanted all the
timely information he could attain
before he committed himself and the
country to a course of action. Con-
servatives ought to do the same on
the Harriet Miers nomination.
(Rex M. Rogers, Ph.D., book
author and president of Cornerstone
University, Grand Rapids, Mich.,
pens this column, which appears in
Wacissa Holiness Church Second
Annual Harvest Festival begins 11
a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12.
No date was given in the article
printed in the Wednesday, Oct. 25,
edition of the Monticello News.
From Our Photo File
IN APRIL, 1990, JCHS Guidance
Counselors, Jane Vollertsen and Bruce
Chase met with senior high achievers Ste-
pahnie Fulford and Landarrel Young. Front,
L-RC Fulford, Young; Back, L-R: Vollertsen,
Chase. (News File Photo)
Opinion & Comment
.Short Takes & Other Notions
BY MERRY ANN F RISBY
Saturday morning before light, the-
phone rang. When you are married
to the Chief of Police, these late
night or early morning telephone
calls usually mean trouble. In this
instance it was trouble. A three-
year-old baby was missing ard the
Monticello Police Departmnent had'
already called for n .Atihber Aleit .
To me rhlu. meiani that 25 to 50 of-
ficers from local agencies would
soon be swamping the Monticello
Police Department. My unofficial
job for many years has been to tend
to all of the increased needs this
.kind of "swamping" requires;
coffee, paper goods, food, cooled
.water and the like.
While I do this, I must keep out of
everyone's way. It is sort of extreme
entertaining, under very strained
I made three phone calls and
asked for help. This community
.once again, responded. The Episco-
pal Church lent MPD their big Bunn
coffee pot. I got some extra coffee
out of my cupboard to take to the
Police station. I woke up my mother
Joy McFarland to help me.
Cariric Ann Tellefsen and Denise
\ ,o.elIesang agreed to provide
,'lunch. f toihe e\,raduqn and women.,S
Edward Siickland beL-'an to round,
up salad vegetables for lunch. Some
lady I do not know, helped me carry
a cooler of ice into MPD.
Many people I saw had already
heard the frightening, news. People
in the affected neighborhood had
been awakened by policemen going
door to door. They had already
called many of their friends and
Lots of eyes, ears, and voices in
town were already spreading the
word and looking for this lost child.
I suspect like myself, that each
mother's heart was in a. knot. I am
certain that many prayers were said
for a good outcome.
Our law enforcement community
churned like a well-oiled machine.
The MPD, JCSO, FDLE, FBI, FHP,
each labored at their respective
roles. The night shift officers did not
go home -,hen their tour was over.
No one left. They all continued to
work, bleary eyed and ragged.
I saw serious, hopeful, determined
men and women walking the streets,
* answering phones, interviewing
neighbors. I am enormously proud
of all our law enforcement folks.
The wonderful payoff for every-'
one is that a little after 9 a.m., the
child was found. Carrie Ann Tellef-
sen and Denise Vogelgesang froze
the lasagna. Edward Strickland put
the lettuce back on his shelves. I am
sure each heart swelled with pride
Slash Home Heating Bill
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. will
hit homeowners everywhere in the
wallet this winter. The storms have
caused real damage and disruption
to the natural gas industry, adding to
strains already caused by rising de-
mand. Natural gas prices are now at
a record high, and the Department
of Energy states they will keep go-
ing up as the cold weather descends
upon us. The "Energy Crisis" is
How high will natural gas price
rise? As much as a whopping 71
percent more this winter compared
to last year. This will translate into a
$500 to $800 jump in annual home
and water heating bills for most
homeowners and over $1000 for
While you can't control the price
of fuel, you can reduce how much
you use. Here are seven tips from
the Comfort Institute to make your
home an energy sipper instead of a
1. Have your duct system tested
'for air leaks. Many assume that win-
dows and doors are the major cause
of a home's energy wasting air
leaks. But according to recent re-
search by the Department of Energy
(DOE), gaps, joints and disconnec-
tions in the typical home's duct sys-
tem are much more significant.
The DOE states that the typical
duct system loses 25 to 40 percent
of the energy put out by the central
furnace or heat pump.
Authorities recommend having a
heating contractor test for leaks and
then seal them with a brushed-on
fiber-reinforced sealant. Duct tape
usually dries out and fails. It turns
out duct tape is great for many
things, but sealing ducts isn't one of
2. Ask your contractor to perform
an Infiltrometer "blower door" test.
The blower door is a computerized
instrument originally invented by
the Department of Energy. It pin-_.
points where your home's worst, air
leaks are, such as duct leaks, and
also measures how leaky the overall
Most homes have the equivalent
of an open window in combined air
leaks. Many heating contractors of-
fer an Infiltrometer test as part of a
"Whole House Health & Comfort
Checkup" that also checks insulation
levels and overall duct performance.
Ask if they also provide an infra-red
camera scan to pinpoint hidden heat
3. Close your fireplace damper.
Did you remember to close it last
time you used the fireplace? Shut it
now or waste precious warm air all
4. Replace your furnace or heat
pump' air filter. Most systems need
this done every month to ensure safe
and efficient operation. Keep forget-
ting to do it? Ask your contractor
for information on an extended sur-
face area whole house air filter that
Gene Research Promising
Biologists at Florida State Univer-
sity have uncovered the pivotal role
of a gene called "Cut" that acts as a.
sort of middleman in cell-to-cell
A DNA-binding protein, Cut inter-
prets and transcribes the develop-
mental signals sent through the
"Notch" gene, which regulates a
layer of epithelial cells as they repli-
cate and divide. But when Cut gar-
bles those signals the result is un-
controlled cell proliferation, some-
times with dire genetic and health
Results of the study are described
in the Oct. 1 edition of the journal
Led by FSU assistant professor
Wu-Min Deng, the research has pro-
vided a more precise understanding
of just how and where molecular
mechanisms that drive cell cycle be-
havior and fate go wrong along the
critical Notch pathway a communi-
cation channel already associated
with the genesis of several genetic
and neuromuscular diseases; the
most common complex congenital
heart disorder; and later life ills such
as Alzheimer's, breast and lung can-
cer, and leukemia.
"We now know that the transcrip-
tion factor Cut is the key there," said
Assisted by FSU graduate student
and co-author Jianjun Sun, Deng
conducted the study using the pow-
erful Drosophila (fruit fly) genetic
model. Over the course of a year,
they tracked the cell-to-cell commu-
nication in Drosophila egg chambers
that control cell proliferation.
"We believe the specific cell-to-
cell signaling and dysfunction ob-
served in fruit flies is applicable to
mammals, which also possess genes
Notch and Cut," said Deng.
and gratitude that this child was
We had an Amber Alert last
Thanksgiving. That *Amber Alert
also had a good outcome. At such
times I am humbled and grateful to
live in this community.
Each person here joins the whole
in this most important task of all.
There is no blue law enforcement,
no green law enforcement, no local
or State. There.As no difference in
agencies, jurisdictions or badges.
SMonticello has no Democrat or Re-
publican, no black or white until the
problem is solved.
All are united in the single, critical
task. Monticello' becomes a single
community with a single heart.
Perhaps Leon and Madison react
the same way. I do not know, I have
seen Monticello come together
many times and I am always proud
to be a part of it.
only needs to be replaced once a
year. It also' does a far better job of
keeping your equipment and the air
in your home clean.
5. Have your heating system
cleaned and tuned. A pre-season
tune up is a great investment. It re-
duces the chances of breakdowns on
cold winter nights, improves safety,
and more than pays for itself
through more energy efficient op-
eration. Ensure your contractor also
performs a complete carbon monox-
ide safety check. For a free report:
"How To Identify a Good Heating
and Cooling Contractor", go to
6. Install a programmable setback
thermostat. Turn down your thermo-
stat 8 degrees fro 8 hours a day and
you'll save 8 percent on home heat-
ing costs. But you don't have to sac-
rifice comfort! Ask your heating
contractor to install a "programma-
(See Heating Page 5)
The researchers traced the journey
of transmissions originating from
Notch which carries information
gleaned from other cells following
the signals down the Notch pathway
as Cut linked them to the control of
cell proliferation in the egg cham-
bers, which they observed at differ-
When Cut accurately transcribed
the Notch signals, the cells pro-
gressed appropriately from the con-
ventional mitosis (replication and
division) to the specialized endocy-
(See Research Page 5)
Rush To Judgment
Unfair To Nominee
Fire Rescue Thanks
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., OCTOBER 28, 2005 PAGE 5
Thomasville Ducks Unlimited
2005 Fall Events
Jefferson County Fire Rescue
would like to thank Jefferson
County contributors, and Federal
and State organizations for as-
sisting with the 2005 Fire Preven-
i "With the help of these people
and organizations, information for
fire safety will be distributed in the
County," said spokesman Don Bur-
Contributors include: The Monti-
cello News, Farmers and Mer-
chants Bank, Tri-County Electric
Cooperative, Progress Energy,
Southeast Propane, Plantation Pro-
pane, Tommy Surles Insurance
(State Farm), Division of Forestry,
Jefferson County Emergency Op-
eration Center, US Post Office of
Monticello, American Red Cross,
Monticello Volunteer Fire depart-
ment, Morrow Insurance Company-
(Allstate), Firehouse Subs of Tho-
masville and US Fire Administra-
Also Shriners of Tallahassee/Mon-
ticello (Mike Sims), Federal Alli-
ance For Safe Homes (FLASH),
Department of Elder Affairs (Janet
Lehman), Home Safety Council,
Jefferson County Health Depart-
ment, Florida department of
Health, Association of Home. Ap-
pliance Manufacturers, Winn
Dixie, Lowe's (Thomasville), Farm
Bureau Insurance Company of_
Monticello, National Fire Safety,
Council, Inc. (Dale Barton), Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and Davis
Also, Jefferson County Kennel
Club, Badcock & More, Jefferson
Builders Mart, Grant's One Stop
Center, Courtyard Cafe, P. S. Art
Co., Big Bend Timber Services
LLC, S & M Food Mart, Vikram
Patel (Rocky), Snap Dragon a Gift
Boutique, R. Winston Connell
(Realtor), Edenfield True Value
Hardware, Jimmy's Auto, Danny's
Collision and Customs,, Raj Food
Store, and Palmer Properties Inc.
Also, Jake's Subs and Grill, Gel-
ling's Flowers and Gifts, Monti-
cello Florist & Gifts, Pizza Hut,
The Day Agency, Wyche Property
Management, Customer Direct
transportation, Jefferson County
High School, Key Club, Dollar
General and Capital City Bank.
In related news, residents of Jef-
ferson County in need of smoke de-
tectors, can contact Burton at
"We'll come out to their home
and install them for free," said Bur-
ton. "As long as we still have the
detectors, just as long as they do re-
side in the county."
The Ashville Area Volunteer Fire
Department, Monticello Volunteer
Fire Department and Wacissa Vol-
unteer Fire Department also have
smoke detectors that they will in-
stall for free to residents.
Anyone wishing to become in-
volved in the Fire Prevention Pro-
-gram can also contact Burton at
the number above.
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ble thermostat" that will turn the
heat back up before you wake up or
before you come home. New models
are much easier to program.
7. Consider replacing your old fur-
nace or heat pump. Just like a car,
heating and cooling equipment
doesn't last forever is your system
more than 12 years old? It probably
wastes 35 cents out of every dollar
you pay for fuel.
Planning to stay in your home
more than a few years? Many
authorities recommend replacing it
before it-fails permanently. A new
system is safer, improves comfort, is
more dependable and creates less air
New units pay for themselves over
time as they only waste eight cents
out of every dollars worth of gas.
However, government and utility re-
search has found that over 90 per-
cent of newly installed high
efficiency systems have energy
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cle, where cells cease division but
still replicate their DNA.
But if Notch-to-Cut communica-
tion and Cut transcription were dys-
functional, so, too, was the cell
cycle. In that case, the essential
switch from mitosis to the endocycle
failed, resulting in unregulated
According to Deng, knowing ex-
actly how and where in the Notch
pathway early developmental sig-
nals get crossed may be crucial to
future fixes, since mutations to the
molecular mechanisms there are
linked in humans to specific con-
genital and later life disorders.
"With further study, these findings
may aid the development of inter-
ventions that target certain diseases
precisely where and when they be-
gin at the molecular level," he said.
Deng's focus on Cut since joining
the biological sciences faculty at
FSU in 2004 followed a Notch study
he also co-authored, which appeared
in a 2001 issue of Development.
The FSU research was funded in
part by the American Heart Associa-
cause of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Registration takes place at Cen-
tral Baptist Church at 655 Tindell
Road, Aucilla, and the County Li-
-brary, 375 South Water Street, 10
a.m. 12 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct.
29 and, Nov. 5.
Food stamp orders will only be
accepted ati h church' location'".
Pick up and Distribution takes
place at the Central Baptist Church
location only, 9 10:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 19.
The Basic November Package is
$18 with guaranteed value of $36
It consists of 1 lb. center cut pork
chops, 1.7 lb. tray pack of chicken
legs, 1.5 lb. bake 'n' fish filets, 1
lb. cocktail franks, 15 oz. IQF
boneless skinless chicken breasts,
and two 3 oz. plain cream cheese
bagelers, plus a selection of fresh
fruit and vegetables.
Meat items cannot be purchased
individually in November. All
meats in the Basic Package will be
boxed together and sold for $12.
Traditional Thanksgiving Holi-
day Dinner Packages are also avail-
able for only $19. These feature an
8-10 lb. whole turkey, stuffing,
cranberry sauce, gravy mix, and
Also this month, a Bacon
Wrapped Steak Box can be pur-
chased for $15. It includes ten 5 oz.
choice center cut boneless top sir-
All the above are top quality for
As a reminder, only cash, food
stamps, or EBT accepted; No or-
ders can be accepted for the No-
vember food package after Nov. 5.
Registration copy and volunteer
service reports are due when pack-
ages are picked up.
Volunteer service is anything
done for someone other than family
for which there is no monetary
There are no food storage facili-
ties at the distribution site. If food
packages are not picked up, they
will be forfeited and the package
will be sold to someone else.
Cash donations to help pay for
gas expenses will gladly be ac-
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DOT's Rails to Trail program and
the fact that the city might be eligi-
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to the program in May 1999.
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Helps Teens Cope
The Caring Tree Program of the
Big Bend Hospice is partnering
with the Challenger Learning Cen-
ter to host this year's Camp Teen
Woe-Be-Gone 2005 from 8 a.m. 5
p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Chal-
lenger Learning Center, Kleman
What do grief and space travel
have in common? Teens who have
experienced the death of a loved
one can find out at this innovative
one day grief camp.
"Grief Odyssey: An Exploration
of Inner and Outer Space" will
launch campers into many educa-
tional activities throughout the day
including a simulated space mis-,
sion, arts and crafts, sharing circles,
and a time of remembrance.
Discussion topics will include:
Grief 101, Facing Change, Coping
with Stress, Confidence Building,
Communication, and Teamwork.
The Caring Tree Program of the
Big Bend Hospice invites teens
ages 13 to 18 who have experi-
enced the death of a loved one to
enjoy a special day of inner space
and outer space exploration and ex-
Trained grief counselors and vol-
. unteers will provides education and
support throughout the day.
Adolescents often re-experience
grief periodically as they grow
older, so those who had an early
loss can still benefit from the camp
Pre-Registration is required since
space-is limited to 35 campers.
Campers will depart at 7:30 a.m.
from Big Bend Hospice 723 Mahan
Center Blvd. and ride the bus to
and from Kleman Plaza.
Campers will arrive back at Hos-
pice at 5 p.m.
Snack, lunch, T-shirts, and other
goodies will be provided.
The fee is $15 per individual
camper, $20 per family. Fee waiv-
ers are available upon request.
Contact Pam Mezzina or Marsha
Alishahi at 878-5310 or 1-800-772-
5862 for more information or to
CRAZY QUILTERS Pat Elliott, left, Jeanne Brenner,
work on baby quilts for the "Love Blanket Project." (News
Crazy Quilters Make
Baby Quilts For
The Crazy Quilters took a breathe
from working on their North Caro-
lina Lily quilt last week to work on
a baby quilt project. .
These ladies completed 17 baby
quilts to be donated to, babies born
during the Hurricane Katrina devas-
Working on the quilts began at 1
p.m. during the scheduled Tuesday
meeting day and continued through
the evening, and the quilts were fin-
ished at home.
They were picked up last week by
local resident Althea Fuller, who
will get them to the two churches in
New Orleans, LA which is collect-
ing for :he project. .
The church will present the quilts
to families for their babies.
The Love Blanket Project evolved
from the e-mail of a volunteer work-
ing'in the hurricane torn area, sdbn
after the destruction.
She saw the need for the babies
and wanted to do and promote
something personal and warming
for these babies and their families.
She emailed friends in various lo-
cations and "The response has been
overwhelming and deeply appreci-
ated," Fuller said of the project.
"The Quilters were asked to pin a
handwritten note to each quilt they
sewed just to add a more personal,
sentimental touch to their hand
made warming gift," adds Fuller.
Fuller donated the material for the
The Quilters continue to sell raffle
tickets for their North Carolina
. The quilt will be raffled irn De-
cember and the funds will be do-
nated to the Jefferson Senior Citizen
Elizabeth Jeanette Moran, grand-
daughter of Robert Lee and
Jeanette Fountain III of Monticello,
married Jonathan Maurice Craig
Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the garden at Pi-
nebrook Manor in Hendersonville,
MRS. JONATHAN CRAIG
*. The Fountain's six year-old
granddaughter, Jessie Parton,
served as the flower girl and their
12 year-old grandson Drew
McGlamory served as the junior
Katie Capece, of Tallahassee,
was the Maid of Honor. Other
groomsmen and attendants were
college friends and family of the
grofma,',fr6nin Iowa, NC and TN. .
"Inn Onr Church" "\as the setting
for'tihe rehearsal dinner, hosted by
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Craig and the
bridal luncheon was hosted by Mrs.
Jann Moran,. mother of the bride,
and daughter of the Fountains.
The bride wore a designer gown
of white tissue-crepe in an ante-
bellum style, and was escorted via
open carriage to her groom by her
father, Marvin Moran, Jr'.
The Craigs celebrated their hon-
eymoon in South America, and
now reside in Durham, NC, where
she is a real estate consultant and
he is an accountant.
Victoria Karnoupakis Will
Celebrate 90th Birthday
Victoria (Vicky) Kamoupakis
will celebrate her 90th Birthday
2-4 p.m. Saturday, November 12,
at the Jefferson Nursing Center
Karnoupakis was born Nov. 10,
All are encouraged to attend and,
no presents are expected.
A card or note of memories,
thoughts, and/or prayers would be
Karnoupakis would enjoy read-
ing cards and notes from family
and friends. The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 415, Monticello, FL.
If able to attend, RSVP to Dianne
Westbrook by Monday, Oct. 31 by
calling 997-2973 or 997-1132 or e-
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
First United Methodist Church
will be conducting the Second An-
nual "House of Good and Evil", 6-9
p.m., Sunday on ihe corner of,Wa-
ter and Walnut streets.'
Minimum donations are $2 each
and all proceeds will go toward
Youth Director Sally Cole said
youth andparents l\iae been w ork-
ing hard to prepare the attraction.
"The idea started last Halloween
when some of the youth were hanrg-
ing out and thought it would be fun
to have a haunted house and that
the Family Ministry Center at the
Church would be the perfect loca-
tion," said Cole.
"As the year progressed and the
idea started to become a reality, it
was decided to create the "House
of Good and Evil."
Cole said that haunted houses are
fun and it's exciting to be scared
some times, but it is also, important
to emphasize the Christian origins
The House of Good and Evil en-
trance begins with a scary section
of darkness with ghouls, graves and
demons and transitions into an area
of goodness, depicting the birth and
resurrection of Christ.
"The area of goodness visually
depicts the fact that the Bible says
there is a spiritual world filled with
goodness from God, and evil from
Satan, and life with Christ is power
over darkness," said Cole.
For further information contact
Cole, at 528-0326 or by e-mail at
Philadelphia AME Church cele-
brates Homecoming 11 a.m.
Sunday, with Minister Sinclair Ma-
dry, Jr., of Monticello. Music is by
Ford Chapel AME Choir.
Bethel AME Church will hold a
Hallelujahfest, 4 p.m. Sunday. Food,
Games, hay ride will be available.
Greater Fellowship MB Church
presents "Good 01' Days" 6 p.m.,
Sunday. This is a tribute to Deacon
William "Spike" Tillman. Choirs
and groups are sought to appear on
Contact Almeda Lane at 997-1991,
or Georiganna Williams, at 997-
6311, to participate. Funds benefit
the MLK Building Center.
Terrell-Williams Missionary Soci-
ety will hold a worship service 11
a.m. Sunday, at Shiloh AME Church
in Aucilla. Minister Annette Benja-
min is the speaker and the Holy
Ghost Revival Center will provide
songs of praise.
First Baptist Church of Monticello
will host Rick and Barbara Phipps,
missionaries from Japan, at the 11
a.m. service Sunday.
A slide presentation will be pre-
sented 6 p.m. Sunday at the evening
service. Rick was Music Director at
the church some 18 years ago.
Memorial MB Church hosts its
byh .S. Evionna
R E S
Fifth Sunday Program 11 a.m. Sun-
day. Guest Speaker is Dr. Larry Is-
sac Scott, of First Elizabeth MB
Church, Quincy. Guest Choir is
"The Inspirational Singers," of Jef-
New Bethel AME Chruch
Women's Missionary Society holds-
its Fifth Sunday service 11 a.m.,
Sunday. Speaker is Alice Pecks.
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Homes Of Mourning
Rosetta F. Chamberlain
Rosetta Ford Chamberlain, age 78,
a Retired Cook, died Tuesday, Octo-
ber 25, 2005 in Tallahassee, Florida.
The service will be at 2:00 EDT
on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at
Concord AME Church in Micco-
sukee, Florida with burial at Con-
Viewing will be from 2:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October
28, 2005 at Tillman Funeral Home.
A native of Jefferson County, Mrs.
Chamberlain grew up in Micco-
sukee. In 1947, she moved to Jean-
nette, Pa., where she was a volunteer
for the Jeannette Memorial Hospital
Auxiliary and a member of
Hopewell Baptist Church. She and
her late husband, James, in the early
1970's moved to his hometown of
McCormick, S.C. In 1993, they
moved back to Miccosukee, where
she rejoined her home church, Con-
Among those mourning her pass-
ing are her sons, Carless Nathan
Chamberlain, James R.
Chamberlain, and Charles Chamber-
lain and wife, Cynthia, of Wilming-
ton, Delaware, her two devoted
daughters, Charlene C.
Chamberlain, Irwin, P.A. and Kathy
Chamberlain of Pittsburgh, P.A.; her
brother, Frank Ford, Jr.. of
Leenburg, G A., 12 grandchildren
and 11 great-g.andchildren, and nu-
merous nieces, nephews, other rela-
tives and friends. A son, Joe
McCloud, preceded her in death in
Eddie Virginia Howard
Eddie Virginia Milton Howard,
age 66, a Plywood Plant Laborer,
died Wednesday, October 19, 2005
in Monticello, Florida.
The service will be at 11:00 EDT
on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at
(See Homes of Mourning Page 10)
Elizabeth Moran Marries
Jonathan Maurice Craig
Church of Christ
US 19 South at
Cooper's Pond Road
10 AM Bible School.
11AM Worship Hour
5 PM Evening Worship
7 PM Bible Study
The fear of
teaches a man
Come and hear...
Wayne Warren, Minister
'House Of Good, Evil'
At 1st Methodist
LI A i n ws te g s i, P
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LINDA HAMEDANI, librarian, was the guest Hamedani, President Amanda Ouzts. (News
speaker at the Womans Club recent Photo)
Meeting. Program Chair Edith Adams, left,
Librarian Hamedani Guest
Speaker At Womans Club
Monticello Woman's Club met for
Oits October meeting at the club
House, to hear Librarian Linda
Hamedani speak about the new
After her glowing introduction by
IProgram Chair Edith Adams,
Hamendani quipped: "I didn't know
1I sounded so good."
Hamedani then encouraged the la-
Idies to visit the Library. "Come see
us we'll give you the grand tour,"
e She related that the facility is
Some 10,000 square feet, and it took
10 weeks to complete the move
from the former Cherry Street Loca-
She said that during the move, a
22 foot U-Haul truck was filled four
times, over a two day span.
With the help of Heidi Copeland,
SHealth Department, the library will'
soon be offering basic computer
courses in its computer room.
There is also a large community
room, open to the public free of
charge, as long as no profits are
Landscaping has begun and will
continue as long as money and do-
nations are forthcoming.
The old Library building was sold
recently Hamedani said one of the
biggest expenses to the former Li-
:brary. was the upkeep of the
elevator. It was a huge expense
every month, and thankfully, one
expense they don't have at the new
She handed out brochures with in-
formation about the Library and it's
She also spoke of The Friends of
Library, directed by Eleanor Hawk-
ins, and explained the purpose of the
program and who should become a
She handed out Friends of the Li-
brary membership forms to all those
'interested in getting involved.
Hame dani also mentioned that
. Monticello has a few authors in
town and that she was planning to
arrange for book signing at sched-
uled times at the Library.
She concluded by' thanking the
Woman's Club for their $100 dona-
tion last year. It bought the only
children's books purchased all last
Members discussed their upcom-
ing Rummage Sale set for Saturday,
Nov. 5 at the clubhouse 975 Pearl
Street. Cindy Lee will Co-chair this
Members have been working dili-
gently at collecting items big and
small for the sale. Calls have been
coming in for pickups raking for a
hopefully successful Sale
Members are planning to start
baking cakes for their Annual Holi-
day Fruit Cake Sale around the first
week in November. Help is being
solicited at this time to assist with
the baking, wrapping, and deliver-,
ing of the cakes.
On Friday, Oct. 21 members at-
tended the District III Meeting in
Tallahassee. They enjoyed an infor-
mative meeting and brought back
valuable information, to share with
The next meeting will be 10:30
a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Program'Chair Edith Adams will
introduce guest speaker Norma
Shotwell to the membership She is
the new, Writing Coach at the Jeffer-
son Elementary School, a newly
added position at the school.
Plans for the Annual Christmas
Auction will be discussed and deci-
sions made at this meeting. The
Auction will be held in lieu of the
December 6th meeting and will be a
Pot Luck Luncheon.
Hostess for the November meeting
will be Emily Taylor with Betty
Bard as chef.
The Extension Office will hold
an Infant and Toddlers Appropriate
Practices Class from 5:30 9:00
p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14,
Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday,
Nov. 17 at the Office location 275
,North Mulberry St.
The cost is $20 and participants
will receive Continuing Education
Credits for this 10-Hour Class.
There will- be no child care pro-
vided for this class.
Registration' for deadline and to
prepay is Monday, Nov. 7. Partici-'
pants may register and prepay by
gqing to the Extension Office or go
,online to the Department of Chil-
dren and Families website:
v/dcf/cc/imfoo 1 .html
Extension Agent Heidi Copeland
can be contacted at 342-0187 for'
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., OCTOBER 28, 2005 PAGE 7
JCHS Class Of 995 Plans andno children.
JCHS Class Of 1995 Plans Cost of the dinner is $30 per per-
10 Year Reuni
The 10-year class reunion of the
Jefferson County High School Class
of 1995 is scheduled for the Jeffer-
son County High School's Home-
coming weekend Nov. 4 and 5.
On Friday, Nov. 4 members of the
Class of 1995 will help root the Ti-
gers on to victory at the Homecom-
Class members are encouraged to
wear their orange and blue, and to
bring family and friends to the
game. All must obtain their own
The Class of 1995 will hold a
banquet, 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday,
Nov. 5,. at the Monticello Opera,
providing an evening of food and
Suwannee River Watet Manage-
ment District's (SRWMD) Govern-
ing Board meets 9 a.m., Thursday,
Nov. 10, at District Headquarters,
9225 CR 49 in Live Oak.
The meeting is planned to con-
sider District business ahd. to con-
duct public hearings on regulatory
and land acquisition matters.
A Governing Board workshop will
begin at 1:30 p.m.; at the. Camp
Weed and the Cerveny Conference
Center, 11057 Camp'-Weed place,
The Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District's Governing Board
will meet 8:30 a.m., Friday, Nov.
11, at the Conference Center for a
District Programs Workshop.
, All meeting and hearings are open
to the public.
American Legion Post 49 will be
hosting the annual Veterans Day
,Fish Fry, 4-6:30 p.m, Nov. 11, at
:the Legion Hall on South Water
The meal includes fried grouper,
cheese grits, Cole sla\\, h'ish pup-
pies, dessert and drink and the cost
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.Residents are encouraged to pur-
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Howard Middle Blanks Trojans
42-0 In Homecoming Game
The HMS Bees stung the Hamil-
ton County Trojans in the Home-
coming. game, 42-0,last week,
bringing the season record ot 3-4.
Coach Willie Saffo said: "This
was an, awesome display of middle
school football at its bestl." We
have the ability to score at will.
when everything is clicking.
"The offensive again played the
way that I have been expecting
them to play from the beginning,
which was super," he added. "The
.defense was equally as super. IL
don't think the Hamilton Trojans
knew what hit them."
Defensively, the Bees shut down
Hamilton County. Demontray
Johnson had two interceptions, and
Deondre Tucker and DeVondrick
Nealy each had one interception.
Carlester Isom led the defense
\\ ith 11 solo tackles; C. P. Miller
had -five solo tackles; Alphonso
Footman and Darius Brooks each
Keyron Bellamy had three
tackles, one forced fumble; and
Breon Macon had two solo tackles.
There were also two HMS safeties
during the game.
"I commend my defense as a
whole," said Saffo.
Offensively, quarterback Mar-
Squise Dobson, and fullback Bel-
lamy each scored one touchdown.
Flanker Nealy and Shaquan Plun-
ket each scored two touchdowns;
HMS CROWNED Paris Littlejohn, escorted by Devondrick
Nealy, as Homecoming Queen. Her attendant was Devonna
Millers Down Builders;
Bankers Fall To Farmers
in Flag Football At Park
Monticello Milling defeated Jef-
ferson Builders Mart, 28-24, and
rFarmers and Merchants Bank
downed Jefferson Farmers Market,
i In the first game of the dy, the
Millers scored 22 points in the tirst
-half, versus the Builders' 18. Both
teams scored six points in the sec-
For the Millers,' Jared Jackson
scored on a 29 yard run, and ran in
the two-point conversion. ,
Hans Sorensen scored on a 23
yard pass from Jackson, and the
-two-point conversion failed.
Jackson also scored on a 20 yard
carly, and ran in for the two-point
Conversion; -and Nathaniel Lewis
ran for the touchdown on a 20 yard
interception return, and the two-
point conversion failed. I,
Scoring for the Builders was
-Trevon Youman with a touchdown
on a 20 yard interception, return,
.and the two-point conversion
failed. He also scored on a 20 yard
carry, and .the conversion also
Christopher Millers scored on a
two yard run, with the conversion
failing; and Youman ran ,the last
touchdown of the game on a 34
yard run, with the two-point con-
In the se orid game of the.season,
both teams \% ere evenly matched,,
each scoring 12 points.
the Bankers scored six points in
the second half and the Millers
First to scored for the Bankers
was Kwinterius Blue on a two yard
pass reception from Bradley Holm;
the two-point conversion failed;
Lenorris Footman scored on a 28
yard reception from Holm, and the
two-point conversion failed.
Colby Scarborough scored on a
16 yard run, but the pass for the ex-
tra point was intercepted by Steve
Mann, and returned for the two-
'Saturday the Bankers squared off
against the Millers at 9 a.m; and the
Builders face the Farmers at 10
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MOOD SWINGS Team #3, Susan Goodwin, left,
won its matches against Glen Arvin team.
Mood Swings Win Four
Matches V. Glen Arvin
Monticello Mood Swings ladies
A-league tennis team took four of
six matches against the Glenn
Arvin Classics last week.
Team #1, Katie Brock and Lisa
Jackson lost their matches, 4-6 and
Team #2, Patty Hardy and Cindy
Wainright, lost its'first match, 2-6;
won the second, 6-3, and lost the'
Team #3, Lorei Salie and Susan,
Goodwin won-its matches, 6-2 anJ
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Team #4, Laura Kirchhoff and
Angie Delvecchio, won its, matches
* by forfeit.
Team #5, Lindsey. Taylor and
Trisha Wirick, lost the first match,
"3-6; won the second, 7-5; and came
back to take the tie breaker, 6-4.
Team #6, Maxi Miller ardd,Jenni-
fer Ellis, won its matches 6-1 and
The Mood Swings are gearing up
for their matches against the
Golden Eagle Wings, at Tom
Bro. ii Park Tlhursda\ morning at
and Tavares Thompson scored one
Saffo said that the Bees total of-
fense was well in excess of 400
yards. "This is team effort," he
added. "We stressed execution
both offensively and defensively,
no turnovers and blocking and we
were able to accomplish those
goals in this game.
"High praise goes but to both
units and I commend my squad,"
said Saffo. He added that every Bee
got a chance to play and did an out-
. "We are accomplishing our goals
for the 2005 season, but we're not
finished yet," said Saffo. "So come
out, and enjoy the Bees football the
way it used to be."
The final game of the season isa-
gainst FAMU DRS, 5 p.m., Thurs-
At Lloyd P0
The Lloyd Post Office will host a
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Children ages 6-12 are encouraged
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to the Lloyd Post Office, where they
will be given the supplies to turn or-
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of pumpkin art, by using non toxiq
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The Postal Service sponsors the
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"We must continue the effort of-
fensively and defensively to win
our last game of the season," said
"We will continue to work on
those things that will make us suc-
cessful, stressing discipline, aca-
demics, hard work, and basic
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AuCilla Christian Tells
Girls Basketball Schedule
Aucilla Christian Academy has
reports its schedule for the varsity
girls basketball season.
Hoop action is slated to begin for
the Lady Warriors with games at 5
and 6:30 p.m., Nov. 8 and 10, and
the Basketball Classic here.
Action continues with Bell, 4:30
p.m., Nov. 15, there; Maclay, 7:30
p.m.,. Nov. 18, there;-Carrabelle, 6
p.m., Nov. 22, there; and Munroe,
6 p.m., Nov. 29, here.
In December action, Brookwood
is; slated for 6:30 p.m., Dec. 1,
there; Branford, 6 p.m., Dec. 2,
here; Westwood, 5 p.m., Dec. 5,
here; FAMU, 6 p.m., Dec. 6, there;
Bell, 3 p.m., Dec. 10, here; and
Westwood; 4:30 p.m., Dec. 16,
(Continued From Page 6)
New Zion Missionary Baptist
Church in Greenville, Florida with
burial at Ashville Community
Cemetery in Monticello, Florida.
Viewing will be from 2:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28,
2005 at Tillman Funeral Home in
Mrs. Howard was a native and
lifelong resident of Jefferson
County. She was a member of Jeru-
salem Missionary Baptist Church of
Ashville and was retired from Flor-
ida.Plywood of Greenville, Florida.
Treasuring her love and her mem-
ory is her husband Frank Howard of
Monticello, Florida; her four sons,
Larry Howard, of Orlando, Florida,
Jimmy (Jenene) Howard, of Valdo-
sta, Georgia, William (Mary) Ha-
ward, of Tampa, Florida, and Robert
(Yevonne) Howard of Monticello,
Florida; her one daughter, Ellen
Howard Fayson, of Valdosta, Geor-
gia; her brothers, David Milton,
James Howard and Ronald Alexan-
der, of Greenville, Florida, Jafus
Milton, of Tampa, Florida, Daniel
Milton, of Madison, Florida, Darrin
Alexander, of Honolulu, Hawaii,
David Alexander, Sr. and Julius
Harrison, Sr., both of Monticello;
her sisters, Daisy Bolden, of Green-
ville, Florida, Joyce Coefield'and
Wanda Shelton of Tallahassee, Flor-
ida; 12 grandchildren, two great-
grandchildren and a host of nieces
and nephews, and other relatives
Kouviner (Girl Baby) Patterson,
age 61, of Metcalf, C A. died Octo-
ber 18, 2005 at Archbold Hospital.
Patterson was a native of Jefferson
County and lived in Metcalf for 6
years. She was a Housewife.
Funeral services will be Saturday,
October. 29, 2005 at 12 noon at Mt.
Olive AME Church, Rev. Willie Ha-
gon officiating. Interment will fol-
low at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Monti-
cello Florida. Pallbearers will be
Sam Moore, Elijah Anderson, Joe
White, Daniel Seabrooks, Johnathan
Jones, and Jimmy Patterson. Honor-
ary Pallbearers will be William
Irvings, Clarance White, Carl
Shular, Robert Scurry, Walter Ghee
Jr., and Dederick Norton. Flower at-
tendants will be friends of the fam-
ily. Branch Street Funeral Home is
Patterson is survived by two sons
John Henry (Debra) Scurry, of Mid-
way, Florida, Joesph (Doris) Patter-
son, of Valdosta, G A.; one
daughter, Ruby (William) Ervin;
five sisters, Evelyn Moore, Rosa
(Lewis) Anderson, Angie Oliver, all
of Monticello, Florida, Irene Jack-
son, Lether (CJ) Johnson, of
Lamont, Florida; seven brothers,
Willie (Carolyn) Jackson, Johnny
(Rubydell) Jackson, of Lamont,
Florida, Jeffery Jones, of Miami,
Florida, Eddie (Beatrice) Jackson, of
Perry Florida, Sammy (Vanessa)
Brinson, of Boston G s.., Auther
(Cennie) Oliver, of St. Petersburg,
Florida, Dan Oliver, of Lamont
Florida; six grandchildren one great
grandchild, one uncle Issac (Ethel)
Reed, of Miami, Florida; two aunts
Rebecca Brooks, of Monticello,
Florida, Rachel Burks, of Lake
Wales; one brother-in-law Airrie
Patterson of Metcalf, G A.; one
sister-in-law Mildred Jones, of John-
stown, P.A. and a host of nieces,
nephews and sorrowing friends and
a very special niece Louviner M. Se-
Action continues, Maclay 7:30
p.m., Jan 3, here; John Paul, 6
p.m., Jan. 6, here; Apalachicola,
2:30 p.m., Jan. 10, there; FAMU, 6
p.m., Jan. 12, here; Carrabelle, 6
p.m., Jan. 13, here; Brookwood, 6
p.m., Jan. 19, here; and Munroe, 6
p.m., Jan. 20, there.
Also, Community Learning 5:30
p.m., Jan. 26, here; Branford, 6
p.m., Jan. 26, there; and the first
portion of the district tournament,
Feb. 1 and 2 at FAMU, times to be
The final game of the regular sea-
son will be the district tournament
FAMU, 7 p.m., Feb. 4.
Coaching the Lady Warriors is
JCHS Posts Varsity
Girls Basketall Lineup
Dec. 7, here; Maranatha, Dec. 12,
FRAN HUNT there; and Maclay, Dec. 13, there.
Jefferson County High School
has reports its varsity girl's basket-
ball team schedule.
All games begins at 6 p.m. unless
Action begins against Wakulla,
Nov. 15, there; Taylor County,
Nov. 17, here; Maranatha, Nov. 21,
here; Maclay, Nov. 22, here; and
Chiles, Nov. 29, there.
Wakulla, Dec. 1, here; Lincoln,
NFC, Jan. 5, there; Chiles, Jan.
12, there; Madison, 4:30 p.m., Jan.
13, here; NFC, Jan. 19, here; Tay-
lor County, 5 p.m., Jan. 23, there;
Lincoln, Jan. 25, here; Madison,
4:30 p.m., Jan. 27, there; and wrap-
ping up the season, the District
Tournament, times to be
announced, Jan. 31, at NFC.
Coaching the Lady Tigers this
year is Bill Brumfield, assisted by
Maclay Downs Lady Tigers,
Volleyball Team Season 8-11
The Lady Tigers lost the final
volleyball matches of the regular
season at the District Tournament
against Maclay last week, 18-25,
14-25 and 16-25.
"We played a very hard season,"
said Coach Bill Brumfield. "Six of
the nine teams we played this year
went into post season."
Two of the girls broke the season
record at JCHS.
Shaumese Massey had four
blocks and three digs. She ended
her season with a total of 47 blocks
setting a school record.
Loran Cox had 10 assists, ending
the season with a school record
Keandra Seabrooks had three
kills, two blocks and three digs;
and Chandra Tucker had one block
and nine digs.
The Lady Tigers ended the sea-
son with an 8-11 record.
Boys, Girls Clubs Visit
FSU Soccer Complex
Boys and Girls Club Day was held
Sunday, at the Florida State Univer-
sity Soccer Complex.
Locally, 25 of the SMART girls
from the Monticello/Jefferson Club,
and 25 of the members with good
grades, good behavior, good atten-
dance from the St. Phillip Club at-
tended the event.
The members were given an ex-
clusive pre-game tour of the locker
room and given inflatable soccer
balls and cheer cards.
ACA JV Girls
The JV Girls Basketball Team at
ACA opens its season with a game
against Bell, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 15,
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face Maclay, 6 p.m., Nov. 18,
there; Carrabelle, Nov. 22, there;
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Christian, 4:30 p.m., here; Bell, 1
p.m., Dec. 10, here; Maclay, 4:20
p.m, Dec. 12, there; Maclay, 6
p.m., Dec. 3, here; Maranatha
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the season against Branford, Dec.
Coaching the Lady Warriors is
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Halloween Ghoul Twin Of
North Jefferson Resident
DELIVERING Snacks to the Boys and Girls
Club for use Oct. 13 and 14, when the clubs
were open all day, were: left: Lenorris Foot-
man, and Mateleie Mobley, PEP leader.
At the home of Lola and Reggie-
Moulton, 775 North Jefferson
Street, stands d Halloween Ghoul,
which Moulton describes as his
The inspiration for the ghoul came
about one day last year just before
Halloween, as Moulton looked at
himself in the bathroom mirror.
It took him about a day to make
the wooden frame, and stuff some
of his clothing with pine straw,
which he raked and accumulated
from his weekend yard work.
He says "My twin is dressed just
like me right down to the shoes and
socks. He even totes my round
Last year Moulton had the ghoul
pushing a plow in his front yard.
This year, the ghoul points out
the Courthouse to sneeders because
that is where they will be paying
their speeding fines, he explains.
Moulton believes too many mo-
torists drive too fast down North
Jefferson, hence the inspiration for
this year's Halloween Ghoul.
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Parents Should Prepare
Children For Coming Disaster
With this year's frequent storms,
and hurricanes, Family and Con-
sumer Sciences Extension Agent
Heidi Copeland notes the impor-
tance of managing children in the
event of a hurricane.
She said that hurricane safety is
an effort that involves the entire
family. Not only should parents be
informed of preparedness and re-
sponse issues, they should share
this information with their children.
Children feel safer when they are
part of the family team, and it is
important to' talk with children
about safety and include them in
planning for a disaster.
Parents should listen to their chil-
dren's suggestions. Often, adults
will take precautions at their chil-
dren's insistence, that they would
riot normally take.
Family disaster plans should in-
clude an emergency supply kit.
Children should know what is in
the survival kit, and why those
items are necessary.
Children should also be aware of
emergency phone numbers and
know when to call for help. They
should know all important family
information, such as the family
name, address, phone number, and
where to meet in case of an emer-
If children are not old enough to
memorize the information, they
should carry a small index card that
lists the emergency information.
If a disaster does strike, parents
must help children deal with a
frightening experience in a way
that will prevent a permanent
sense of loss.
Parents should be aware that after.
a disaster, children are most afraid
that the event will happen again.
They fear that someone will be
injured or killed, or they will be
separated from the family or they
will be left alone.
Because of the abandonment or
disruption of daily routine that a.
disaster can cause, children: ma\
become confused and anxious.
They will look to parents for help
and clues for about how to act. If
an adult reacts with alarm, a child
may become more scared, seeing
the adult's reaction as proof that
the danger is real.
Feelings of fear are natural and
. healthy for both adults and
children, but adults need to be able
to keep control, and concentrate on
their children's emotional needs.
It will not harm a child to know
that his/her parents are also afraid.
In fact, it is a good idea to put those
feelings into words.
This sharing will encourage chil-
dren to talk about their own feel-
ings and fears.
Being told that .it normal and
natural to be afraid is reassuring.
Communication is most helpful in
reducing a child's anxiety, and for
that matter, adult's anxiety as well.
To help children cope immedi-
ately following a disaster:
Keep the family together as
much as possible, and make chil-
dren a part of what is being done to
get the family back on its' feet.
Fears of being abandoned and un-
protected are alleviated if the fam-
ily remains together.
Children should not be left alone
in the evacuation center while the
parents go back to the damaged
With no opportunity to experi-
ence the fear of being left alone,
then child is less likely to develop
Calmly and firmly explain the
situation. For example, say, "To-
night we will all stay together in
the shelter." Get down to the
child's eye level and talk to
Encourage children to talk, to
describe what they are feeling. Lis-
ten. If possible, include the entire
family in the discussion.
* Include children in recovery ac-
tivities so that they understand that
everything will be all right.
As time passes, it is important
for parents to be sensitive to
changes in children's behavior,
subtle changes that may indicate
Children may become more fear-
ful, complain of physical ailments,
such as head and stomach aches,
become clingy not wanting to leave
their parents, lose bladder control,
fear strangers, or return to out-
grown habits such as thumb suck-
ing and bed wetting.
Adolescents may become de-
pressed and withdrawn, and per-
form poorly in school, some may
turn to alcohol or drugs or become
Parents can best help children to
cope by understanding what causes
their anxieties and fears. They
should be reassured with firmness
Communication is a must. En-
courage children to share their feel-
ings and listen to them. Children
will become to realize that life will
eventually return to normal.
If a child seems unable to resolve
feelings of anger or pain, parents
should seek help from a mental
health specialist. This is not a sign
Mental health professionals are
specially trained to help people is
They can help parents cope with
and understand the reaction of their
child. It is a way to avoid serious
problems in the future.
Copeland reminds that the first
three or four days in an emergency
or disaster are critical.
Individuals. and their families
need to take responsibility for their
safety and the safety of loved ones.
."Be smart, be responsible, be pre-
pared and be ready," said
This is what it
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Asthma is a serious lung disease that can affect children
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such diverse causes as cold air, pets, tobacco smoke,
dust, and stress. The American Lung Association is
helping people control asthma so they can lead happy,
normal, active lives.
When You Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters
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"If you take me home, I'll be so thankful, I'll purr my heart
out, just for you." (News Photo)
Humane Society Names
'Spark' Feline Pet Of week
The Humane Society has named
"Spark" as its adoptable feline Pet
of the Week.
Spark is a female brown tabby
domestic short lhair. feline, which
has been spayed, and has all her
vaccinations up to date.
She was born on April Fool's
Day this year.
Shelter Caretaker Cheryl Bautista
describes her as being extremely
lovable., very playful and extremely
When visitors come to the
shelter, Sparks reaches through the
bars of her cage and talks to them,
begging for love and attention.
She gets along well with other
cats, and is recommended for a
home with, older children, because
she can play rather rough.
To adopt Spark or any of the
other many adoptables at the shel-
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The Jefferson County Board of County'
Commissioners will hold a workshop at,
9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2005,:
at the Jefferson County Public Library,:
375 South Water Street, Monticello,t
Florida 32344., to discuss the proposed
changes to the animal control ordinance,
Grants Department, and applications for
Ambulance/Fire Director. Felix "Skeet"
The Jefferson Boys arid Girls-
Clubs will hold a Halloween Festi-:
val for the community from 4-7- -
p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at the JES'
Club location on Mamie Scott Dr.
Besides free food and drinks-
there will be a Haunted House,-
bobbing for apples, face painting,
and so much more.
(Continued From Page 1)
group reportedly pertained to nui-
sance animals, among other no nos.
"After reviewing the proposal or-
dinance, I have several concerns,"
Commission Chairman Skeet Joyner
Commissioner Junior Tuten quite
agreed with Joyner's assessment that
the citizens' recommended changes
weren't in keeping with the joint dis-
cussions on the issue.
"All we need to do is bring the or-
dinance into compliance with the
agreement that we made," Tuten
"I think you're right," Joyner said.
"We need to go back to the table
The workshop is set for 9 a.m.
Wednesday in the library.
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The Jefferson Community Water System
Board will meet 7 p.m., Thursday,
November 3, 2005 at 395 Water Mill
Road (Tank Site).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that D.C.
Merritt the holder of the following certifi-
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deed issue thereon. The certificate num-
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more or less, thence running South for a
distance of 210 feet, more or less, thence
running South for a distance of 210 feet,
more or less, thence running West for a
distance of 210 feet, more or less, thence
running North for a distance of 210 feet,
more or less, and to the point of beginning
of the land hereby conveyed. Said prop-
erty being in the Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of Section 21, Town-
ship 1 North, Range 5 East. This is the
same land conveyed to John Hundley, Jr.,
by Willie Lane joined by his wife, Mattie
B. Lane, and of record in O.R. Book 71,
page 460, Public Records of Jefferson
County, Florida, and to which references
is hereby expressly directed. Name in
which assessed Angelou Hundley. All of
said property being in the County of Jef-
ferson, State of Florida.Unless such certifi-
cate or certificates shall be redeemed
according to law the property dsmcribcd in
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door on the 9th day of November, 2005,.At
11:00 a.m. Dated this 5th day of October
:2005, Clerk of Circuit Court of Jefferson
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, c
Attention: Jefferson County Road
eDepartment will be accepting bids for a
2005 or never tandem dump truck
Ma'imuni' .allonable imiles- on the
odometer can not-evceed 20,000 miles. All
interested companies 'can obtain a
specifications sheet a[ our office or call
and "e will fa\ it to \ou. We will accept
sealed bids for the remainder of this
month, October 2005. Bids will be opened
November 1, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the
road department office. Our office phone
,number is 997-2036. Our location address
is 1484 S. Jefferson St. Monticello,
;10/12, 14,19, 21, 26, 28, c
The Jefferson County Utility Development
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;2005 at 9:00 am at the Capitol City Travel
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meetingg is open to the public.
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want to be challenged in a busy
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to be a positive team player, we'd like
to talk to you. No slackers,
Sdunderheads, dopers, drama queens,
please. Call Ron Cichon @ 997-3568.
, Kennel help needed. 5 days a week, 6.
"hrs a day. MUST love animals, take
pride in ,,'our work & be dependable.
Must have own transportation. Call
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10/12, tfn, c
Registered Nurses / Licensed Practical
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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).
FSU man's Class Ring found in
downtown area. 997-4022.
Boxer Call Humane Society 342-
Beagle/Terrier Mix female, found
near JCKC US 19. 997-2028.
10/28, 11/2, nc
Red and white pit bull pup on Fanlew
Road. Call 997-8111.
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530, quick responses.
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.
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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.
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SERVICES- ~ AUTOMOTIVE
Backhoe Service: Driveways, roads,
ditches, tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten. @ 997-
China Painting Lessons. Call Mrs.
10/21, 26, 28, 11/2, 4, 9, 11, 16, pd
Car Need Painting? Need a
reasonable offer ? Call Charles at
10/21, 26, 28, pd
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and op-
erated by Andy Rudd. 997-5648.
Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. /We bill
Medicare Call for assessment of
your needs. 997-3553. UPS NOW
Blue sofa and loveseat 2 rank baldwin
organ, misc household furniture.
Great shape. 997-1063.
10/5, 7, 19, 21, 26, 28, pd
Whitney Spinet Piano $800: Love
Seat, earth ton colors $100. Both in
excellent condition 99'7-3! 05.
10/26, 28, 11/2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, pd
Dining Room Table, seats 8 w/ buffet.
Excellent condition, 30 yrs. old, never
been mo% ed 5500 997-2028.
10/21, 26. 28, pd
Prime downtown office space now
available in Cherry Street Commons.
Jack Carswell, 997-1980.
'9/28, tfn, c'
2 or 3 bedroom $450 $650 per
month near JCKC or 1-10 421-3911.
10/28, 11/2, 4, 9,11, 16, pd
2 Bedroom, I bath Mobile Home on 1
acre Ashville Hwy. $400 per month
Pets OK. Call Pam 997-4789.
10/21, tfn. c
2 bedroom, 2 I.:lth, new paint, new
* crpejt'nli no children $550
10/12, 14, 19,,21, 26,28
New 3 and 4 bedrooms w/land pick
your own plan owner financing
available call now to set appt.
10/19, 21, 26, 28 pd
Spacious, lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home. Large, private lot. Peaceful
neighborhood (Montavilla). New
Roof, HVAC, and more. Reduced to
$154,900. For details 591-0085, Doris.
In Monticello 3 bedroom on the edge
of city limits Hwy. 90 west, corner of
Dogwood & SR 146. Nicely
landscaped w/carport and shed.
$149,900 Call Mark Vollersten with
Sabor Real Estate 459-4864
1995 Ford Cro%%n Vic. Ne" Tires,
Looks & Drives Like New. $3,800
10/21, tfn, c
GARAGE SALE "
Community Yard Sale- Sat. Nov. 5,
8am 1pm Ashville Volunteer Fire
Dept. 10 m. east of
Monticello on Hwy 146 just past
Jefferson Landing Airstrip.
Everything from furniture to clothing
and all priced to sell!
10/28, 11/2,4, pd
We need 2' chain link fence sections
that can be donated to the Jefferson
County Humane Society. Call the j
Jefferson County Humane Society at
342-0244. Leave a message we will
call you back.
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Someone to graft pecan trees, medium
size to small, from a Desirable to an
Elliott, at least 100 trees. Call
10/28, 11/2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25,
Pecan harvesting equipment,
specifically a Shaker, Harvester,
Cleaner. Call 997-4854
I d/28, 11/2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30,
WANT TO BUY
%%ant to bu3 real, cheap used good
condition large storage shed. We will
pick it up. Call .the Jefferson County
Humane Society at 342-0244. Leave a
message e will call you back.
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CASH in 5 DAYS!
N\e Buy Nortgages,
Homes, Trailers. Lots,
Land! We Make
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Lic. Mortgage LENDER
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Next Class: Nov. 14t"
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Associated Training Services
SWe accept all vouchers
2/2 $615 ~3/2 $715 4/2 $895 $50 dep.
Pool & Youth Activities '
You'll be Glad You Did
mto M 850-509-5004
250 S. Jefferson St Monticello, Fl 32344
HOME ON 2 ACRES. Pole barn and
Fenced pasture. $72,500
+ NEW CONSTRUCTION. Brick home on
6 acres. Quality thru out. $365,000
* 5 ACRES in the country. Wooded with
Many Deer sightings. $36,500
+ 50 to 100 ACRES. Wooded with Creek.
Great location. From $6,000 per acre.
Simply the Best!
east side of town high and dry in quiet
location with lots of game $15,000 /acre.
A Home Site close to town on West Groo-
verville Road only $14,500
HUNTING CAMP Lease Available, rent
L t by the season call for details
Choice Buildinq Lots in Cooper's
Pond Area cleared and ready to building
on, nice trees, paved road $27,500 each
Hard to Find 5 choice hillside planted
pines on quiet graded county road Asking
What a Deal! Comfortable 4 bedroom 3
bath home on five fenced acres w/ guest
cottage/playhouse with bath, big shop, 2
car garage pasture, 100 pecan trees and
a nice pool a real dream for a growing
Traditional H,quse in Town 3 bedroom
home in town atLrEast Anderson St.
Maqnificent Acreaqe-Under Contract
off Bassett Dairy Road in Bellamy Plantation
10 commanding acres with a beautiful view,
lovely home site
in a grove of ancient pecan trees and a hay-
field meant for galloping $150,000
Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm big dou-
blewide w/ fireplace, stables, round pen in
remote, oaks, pond, north of Greenville only
Near Leon County-Under Contract
10 mostly open ac, corner of Paul Thompson
and Julia Road only $150,000
Quiet Location 2 adjacent lots on Par-
tridge Lane off Rocky Branch'Road and Sun-
set 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
59, 50 acres in planted pines, swimming
pool, detached garage, barn nice field near
US 90 and SR 59 only $1,200,000
Choice Buildinq Lots in Town-Under
Contract on Morris Road call for details
$10,000 to $40,000
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
Nice Hillside Location 10 acres on the
Realtor Tim Peary
See all our listings)
(maps, plats, virtual Tours
We have qualified buyers!
AAre you interested in selling?
Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate!
Simply the Best!
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My granddaughter means the,
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and walking every day. I
always take my medicine and
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Group Diabetes Classes
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2 Call the Jefferson County Health Department to register:
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Doers Club Diabetes Support Groups
> Monthly meetingsI
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WHEN THE PAPER DOESN'T COME
He's always first to grab it and
he reads it plumb clean through.
He doesn't miss an item or a
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we want, the durn newspaper guys,
I'm going to take a day sometime
an' go an' put 'em wise.
Sometimes it seems as though they
must be blind and deaf and dumb...
But you ought to hear him hollar
when the paper doesn't come.
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YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER
My father says the paper he
reads ain't put right.
He finds a lot of fault, perusin'
it at night.
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thing worthwhile to read.
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kind of stuff the people need.
He tosses it aside and says it's
strictly on the bum...
But you ought to hear him hollar
when the paper doesn't come.
He reads about the weddins
and he snorts like all get out.
He says the social doins with
a most derisive shout.
He says they make the paper
for the women folk alone.
He'll read about parties and
fume and fret and groan.
He says of information, it
doesn't have a crumb...
But you ought to hear him hollar
when the paper doesn't come.
I control my diabetes so I'll be around
to see the next Jackie Robinson.
Controlling diabetes makes a
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