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Assists Homeless

Editorial, Page 4

Ti:E-f IULLE, FL. 32611


warns Residents

Of Mail Fraud

Story Page 5

Scene From

Relay For Life
Kickoff Event

Photos, Page 8

Tigers Hicks,

Nealy Sign To

Play College Ball

Story, Photos, Page 9

Wednesday Morning

Published Wednesdays & Fridays



138TH YEAR NO.11, 50 CENTS .....

DCF Office Closure Impacts

Both Socially, Economically

iy L s Is keeps the most needy from ac-
Community's Loss messing the services, he says.
To underscore his point,
$2 Mi n Hinchliffe regularly hands out
.6 million Annua lly copies of the first two pages of

Senior Staff Writer

Figures compiled by Healthy
Start and other organizations
that serve children and the eld-
erly show that child poverty in
the county is far greater than
the state average.
In conjunction, welfare roles
have declined, job growth is
dramatically lower than the
rest of the state, and funding
for workforce development
has been cut significantly.
,The figures show that 25..3
percent of children in the
county lived in poverty in
1999, versus the state average
of 18.5 percent.
And in the area of jobs crea-
tion, the county had a growth
rate of negative 8.5 percent in
2002, compared with an aver-
age 33.5 percent job growth
rate for the rest of the state.
Not surprisingly, the closing
of the Department of Children
and Families (DCF) office
here in late 2004 aggravated
the poverty situation.
Stats released to Healthy
Start by the DCF, Office of
Self-Sufficiency, show a 6.4
percent drop in food stamp re-
cipients and a 17 percent drop
in financial assistance recipi-
ents in the county since the lo-
cal DCF office closed in late
November 2004.

The percentages translate
into significant drops in the av-
erage caseloads of food stamp
and financial assistance recipi-
ents, from 1,366 to 1,279 and
from 132 to 110 respectively.
Nor can the drops in average
caseloads be explained as sea-
sonal fluctuations as the DCF
maintains, according George
Hinchliffe, executive director
of Healthy Start in Jefferson
and Madison counties. Rather,
the drops are directly attribut-
able to the office closure, he
On a social level, the office
closure means that 87 fewer
households are receiving food
stamps and 22 fewer house-
holds are receiving financial
assistance, resulting in 272
children going hungry daily,
according to Hinchliffe.
As for the economic impact,
the 87 and 22 affected house-
holds represent an annual loss
of $2.6 million in economic
activity, he says.
Hinchliffe bases his calcula-
tion on the accepted economic
theorem that every dollar turns
over three times before it
leaves a community.
The DCF may claim that its
services are still available to
eligible people via the Internet
and the Madison County
office, Hinchliffe says. But the
reality is that computer illiter-
acy and lack of transportation

the DCF online form for food
stamp and assistance appli-
.Assuming the person is com-
puter literate and has access to

: Fianai A .istanee
Average Caseloaid "
132 households

Average Caseload
.1O l,,households



a .computer, the forms are ex-
ceptionally complicated,
Hinchliffe says.
"I'm educated and I don't un-
derstand this page," he says,
adding that the language is
written at the reading level of
the Harvard Law Review.
As for going to Madison, the
great majority of potentially
eligible people don't have the
means to take advantage of
that option, he says.
"The DCF hoped that differ-
ent organizations would come
forward and volunteer to help
these people," Hinchliffe says.
"They had hoped that the
Health Department would put
a kiosk in its lobby and have a
person there to help with the
forms. But the Health Depart-
ment is short staffed as it is.
Kim (Health Department Di-
rector Kim Barnhill) has of-
fered the DCF space at no cost
to have someone at the depart-
ment. But the DCF has de-
clined the offer."
At present, a DCF person re-
portedly comes to the county
two hours a week to offer help.
Hinchliffe says the drops in
caseloads allow the DCF 'to
proclaim the success of its pro-
gram. But the fact, he says, is
that people have simply ceased
to exist, statistically speaking.
"It's disingenuous at best,".
Hinchliffe says of the DCF
claim, pointing out that fund-
ing for workforce development
has dropped 57 percent during
the same period.
It would be one thing if the
people leaving the welfare

rolls were going into the ranks
of the employed, Hinchliffe
says. But the fact is they are
simply "dropping off the
What's more, the closure of
the local office was not part of
a general closure of DCF of-
fices across the state, he says.
Rather, the decision was made
at the administrative level,
made specific to Jefferson and
other small rural counties, and
made in a cavalier fashion, he
"The planning that went into
this was inadequate or wishful.
thinking," Hinchliffe says.
"Whether you're socially ori-
ented or a business person, the
point is that we're being treated
differently. If this were univer-
sal problem, it would be one
thing. But this is not a univer-
sal problem."
"Vhat. we ,are hoping will
,come from all this," he adds,
"is that the DCF will be held
accountable and made to re-
By this, he means the various
presentations that he has made
in recent weeks before legisla-
tive delegation, the City Coun-
cil and the County
Commission, among others.
The idea is to bring pressure
to bear on the DCF through the
governor's office. Towards that
end, the County Commission
last week passed a resolution
asking that the DCF reestab-
lish an office here.
The City Council was ex-
pected to adopt the same reso-
(See Office Page 2)

Police, DJJ

Fix Problem

Senior Staff Writer

A potential problem between
the city police department and
the contractor running the fe-
male juvenile detention facility
on US Highway 19 South has
apparently been resolved.
The problem, as related by
Police Chief David Frisby, in-
volved a disturbance at Monti-
cello New Life, a 30-bed
high-risk residential program
operated by North American
Family Institute under the aus-
pices of the Department of Ju-
venile Justice (DJJ).
Frisby said his officers re-
sponded to a fight at the facil-
ity in December, charged five
girls with battery, and trans-
ported them to the county jail
for transfer to the DJJ.
For reasons unknown to him,
Frisby said DJJ refused to
take the girls, presenting a
problem for the Sheriffs De-
"The Sheriffs Department
can only keep them for five
hours," Frisby said. "The sher-
iff ended up keeping them too
Frisby said as a result of the

incident, and subsequent meet-
ings with the DJJ, the police
department has amended its
"I have received assurance
from the DJJ that they will
pick them up if it's a violent
felony," Frisby said last week.
"If there's a major injury, such
as broken skin or broken
bones, there will be a transfer.
If it's technical felony, like
slapping a social worker, we'll
do the paperwork but the girl
remains at the facility."
Vicki Donaldson, program
director at New Life, declined
to comment Monday. She re-
ferred all questions to the DJJ.
Cynthia Lorenzo, DJJ com-
munications director, ex-
plained that DJJ and New Life
staff are not authorized to
charge anyone. Only a duly
authorized law enforcement
officer can charge or make an
arrest, Lorenzo said.
Typically, when a girl is ar-
rested, Lorenzo said the proce-
dure calls for the DJJ to pick
up the girl from the local jail
and transport her to the Leon
County Detention Center,
where she is screened and
(See Police Page 2)

Sheriff Warns Elderly

About Phone Scams

Staff Writer

THE GIRARDEAU HOUSE, built in the 1890s, is one of
,the homes to be featured in this year's Tour of Homes.
The house, formerly owned by Donna Wiehaus, is now
owned by Terri and Tom Dunn. (News Photo)

Masked Gunman Robs

Oil Company Staffer

Staff Writer

Monday morning, at 11:25,
an armed and masked gunman
robbed Revell Oil Company
secretary Estelle Ringer.
Monticello Police Depart-
ment Sgt. Roger Murphy said
that Ringer was leaving the
office, located a 383 East
York Street, with the bank

bag on her way to make the
company deposit at the bank,
when a masked gunman
pointed a silver handgun at
her and demanded the money.
She gave him the money and
he ordered her back inside the
Murphy said she did not see
where the man came from,
but when she went back into
the building, the man left.
(See Masked Page 2)

Sheriff David Hobbs alerts
residents to be aware of a
telephone scam focusing on
the elderly.
Resident Ester Yown shared
her experience with the Mon-
ticello News, Friday.
"The caller said he wanted
my bank account number, so
they could update their com-
puter to prevent anyone from
taking money out of my ac-
count," she said. "It didn't
sound right to me.
"I asked him his name and
he wouldn't tell me. I asked
for his number and he would-
n't tell me," said Yown. "I
told him to call me back to-
morrow that I wanted to call
my bank first."
Yown called and informed
the Sheriffs office of the in-
cident and gave them the
same information.

Sheriff David Hobbs said in-
vestigators were investigating
the incident and warned resi-
dents not to give any personal
information over the phone.

Be Leery Of
Phone Or
Hobbs Says

"It's a hoax," said Hobbs.
"A reputable institution will
not ask for information over
the phone. Don't give out
any account numbers no mat-
ter who they say they are."
He warned that some scam
artists also say the person be-
ing called had won some
money, and try to get account
information necessary to
claim the money.
"It's just a trick," he warns.
"And I give the same advice
for those who have
"Be leery of any telephone
or Internet solicitations," said
Hobbs. "If someone calls
asking for personal informa-
tion, get all of the information
you can.
"Call and report it to the
Sheriffs office as soon as
possible," said Hobbs.
"That's what we're here for."

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Animal Shelter V

Under Quarantine

Staff Writer

The Humane Society has
been placed on quarantine un-
til at least Feb. 22, because of
a case of Parvo.
Shelter Caretaker Cheryl
Bautista alerts residents that
during the quarantine, cats
may be adopted by appoint-
ment only.
Dogs that would ordinarily
be brought to the shelter,
should be brought to either
Leon County or Thomasville.
If symptoms of Parvo occur
in any other canines, the quar-
antine will be extended for at
least another two weeks.
"It takes Parvo about two
weeks to incubate and we ex-
tend our quarantines to three
weeks to be on the safe side,"
said Bautista.
Shelter workers have al-
ready begun thoroughly
cleaning and disinfecting the
area to stop the disease.

Parvo is extremely conta-
gious, especially in younger
dogs and can be fatal if not
'caught in the early stages.
Residents are warned to vac-
cinate their animals against
the disease. "The key is vac-
cinating your animals," said
Bautista. "Otherwise the
treatment can be very expen-
sive and there's no guarantee
that the animals will live after
receiving the treatment."
Symptoms of Parvo include
vomiting, diarrhea, and blood
-in the stool.
Parvo attacks the intestinal
tract and causes severe bleed-
ing. Worms can cause bleed-
ing as well.
Anyone noting these symp-
toms in their dog, should take
the animal to the vet immedi-
To inquire about the status
of the quarantine or make an
appointment to adopt a feline;
or bring one in, call

'.T Gus Named

Pet Of Week

Staff Writer


Gus has been named canine
Pet of the Week by the Hu-
mane Society.
He is a male brindle Ger-
man Shephard/Black Labra-
dor mix. born in Feb. 2005,
neutered, ith all his vaccina-
tions current.
Gus is ako housebroken,
jnd full :growVn. He weighs
about 41I pounds.
He i. described as being
vert sh., at first, but affection-
ate once hIe gets to know
He ,i pla;, ful and loves to
pltj lug of .var, Frisbee and
fetch, so he would. make.. a,
perfect'pet' for an older child
u-;i.' ge ;t_ along well with
oti.ih dcogs and it is not known
Iho'. lie i. iould get along with

To adopt Gus or any of the
other many animals at the
shelter call 342--0244.

Office Closure

(Continued From Page 1)
lution on Tuesday. Hinchliffe,
meanwhile, has presented the
statistical evidence to Lt. Gov.
Toni Jennings' office.
The local legislative lobby-
ing committee has also taken
the issue as a priority item for

FHP Donates Surplus

Radios To City Police

Staff Writer

The Monticello Police De-
partment has received a ship-
ment of surplus Midland
Mobile Radios, and HT-90
Handheld Portable Radios
from the State of Florida De-
partment of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles.
Major Mark R. Trammell,
troop commander for the Flor-
ida Highway Patrol delivered
them to Monticello Police

CHIEF DAVID FRISBY accepts surplus radios from Ma-
jor Mark Tarmmell of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Conley Elected Vice-Chair

Of Apalachee Council

Mayor Julie Conley was
unanimously elected to a one
year term as Vice-Chair of the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, at the Jan. 26
The Council serves the
Counties of Calhoun, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jef-
ferson, Liberty, Leon, and Wa-

Police, DJJ F
(Continued From Page 1)
"We then do a risk assess-
ment," Lorenzo said. "Based
on the score, the girl is either
held in detention or returned to
the facility."
Girls held in detention go be-
fore a judge, who decides if
additional punishment is war-
ranted, such an extension of
the time to be served in the
The judge can also decide to
transfer the individual to an-
other high-risk fi.clli, in the I
state. But that doesn't happen




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the next legislative session.
And Senators Nancy Argenzi-
ano and Al Lawson and State
Representatives Will Kendrick
and Loranne Ausley have ex-
pressed their support for the
reestablishment of the local
DCF office.

Other elected officials in-
clude: Benjamin Ranie, chair-
man; Deloris Madison,
secretary/treasurer; Debbie
Lightsey, representative to the
Florida Regional Councils As-
sociation; and Donald Ste-
phens, Calhoun County
Gubernatorial Appointee.

:ix Problem
very otten, Lorenzo said.
As to why the DJJ didn't re-
spond to the particular incident
Frisby referenced, Lorenzo
said it was an apparent com-
munication breakdown. But
she affirmed that the problem
had been resolved.
Monticello New Life opened
in September, 1999. The facil-
ity bills itself as providing edu-
cational and therapeutic
services to females between
the ages of 14 and 19. Average
length of stay in the program is
nine months.

Chief David Frisby on
Wednesday morning at the Po-
lice Station.
Frisby says he is grateful for
the radios and they will be
used promptly.
The donation is appreciated
by the City and the "no cost"
price is just right, Frisby said.
Trammell said he works with
the rural counties to disperse
surplus property, because he
realizes the need is great in
those areas, and the budget is

STeen Center TO Hold

Valentine Dance

Staff Writer

The Jefferson County Teen
Center will sponsor a Valen-
tines Day dance, 8 to 11:45
p.m., Friday, at the Center.
Admission is $5 for couples
and $3 for individuals.
Currently, the center is try-
ing to organize a father/son

pool tournament.
Students must be between
the ages of 13 and 18.
For information about the
dance and signing up for the
Father/Son Pool Tournament,
call Robinson at 342-5262 be-
tweem 3-7 p.m.
Director Ken Robinson
congratulated Robert Nealy
and Deleterious Hicks, on be-
half of the Center, on signing
their football scholarships.

Masked Gunman Robs

(Continued From Page 1)
About one hour later, Leon
County Sheriffs Office was
notified of small grass fires
on Tram Road, near the Jef-
ferson/ Leon County line.
Upon his arrival, the deputy;
found two small fires in
which checks and receipts
from the Monticello robbery

were burning.
The evidence has been sent
to the lab for investigation.
Murphy said there was no
reason to suspect a former
employee, but did say it had
to be someone who was very
familiar with the area.
The amount of money was
not disclosed as the robbery
continues under investigation.



.Announces the regular school board
meeting to which the publicist invited.,
The meeting will be held at the:
Desmond M. Bishop Administration
Building on Monday,
February 13, 2006 at 6:00

Agendas may be picked up at the district office at
1490 W, Washington Street, Monticello, FL.
Monday through Friday between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A copy of the school
board packet will be available for review at the
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Altrusa Junk, Treasure Sale

Nets More Than $4,000

Staff Writer.

CHESTER COX examines this item at the Altrusa fundraiser, while Bobbie Krebs, and
Betty Messer point out the features of the piece.


The Altrusa Club raised
more than 24,000 at its Junk
and Treasure Sale, Saturday.
Finance Chair Jan Rickey
said the funds raised will be
divided equally between the
Jefferson Senior Citizen Cen-
ter, the Public Library, and the
Opera House.
She explained that because
the fundraiser takes much ad-
vance planning, it is held every
other year.
The successful event was or-
ganized into sections through-
out the Opera House down-
stairs bays.
Sections included an array of
items from lawn and garden to
household, and clothing, chil-
dren's, furniture, kitchen, holi-
day, books, sports, and major

Donors began dropping off
their items weeks before the
event, making for a variety of
items for sale.
Volunteers included local
club members, who arrived at
7 a.m. Saturday, to make sure
everything was in place before
the doors opened.

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this particular tool is, and McDaniel bought the item.

Sen. Campbell To Speak

To County Democrats

The Jefferson County Execu-
tive Committee announces the
next regular meeting of the
County Party, 7 p.m., Tuesday,
Feb. 14 at the Jefferson
County School Board Admin-
istration Office, 1490 West
Washington Street.
Speaker is Sen. Walter G.
"Skip" Campbell, Democratic
candidate for Attorney General
of Florida.
"We are so fortunate to have
this opportunity to meet Sen.
Campbell. Don't miss the op-
portunity to shake hands and
ask questions," said Julie Con-
ley, committee member.
Campbell, an attorney from
Broward County, was elected
to the State Senate in 1996,
reflected subsequently, and

has served as Democratic Cau-
cus Chair and Minority Whip.
He currently serves as Ap-
propriations Committee and
committee member of Banking
and Insurance, Judiciary,
Rules, Ways and Means, and
Select Committee on Medicaid
His many honors and accom-
plishments include serving on
the Governor's Commission
on Education, and the Florida
Bar Award for Outstanding
Legislative Efforts on Behalf
of Children and Families.
In addition to the program,
a. short business meeting will
be held, including the an-
nouncement of the upcoming
St. Patrick's Day fundraising

Cichon as she explains what

dinner, as well as plans for fu-
ture events.
Books are being collected for
a Book Sale in May to benefit
the county library. All are en-
couraged to bring a book for
the sale.
Volunteers are needed to
help with the sale and other
projects of the committee.
Refreshments will be served
at the February meeting.
For additional information,
contact Eleanor Hawkins,
chair, at 997-2863, or Gladys
Roann, 997-5209.

They had been setting up in
the days prior to the event.
High ticket, items included
an antique drop-leaf table for-
$100 and other larger pieces.

Members had hoped to get a
good bit of change for the Har-
ley Davidson jacket and a fine
wedding gown, but these items
did not sell, and will be sold
on eBay as soon as possible
adding more funds to their al-
ready $4,000 plus total.

Some of the unsold items
were put aside to be used by
the Senior Center and the
County Humane Society.

Members of the Harvest
Center Ministries picked up all
the remaining items after the
sale to be donated as needed.
Chairing this event were Nan
Baughman and Betty Messer.

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MARY FRANCES DRAWDY checks out this exercise bike
at the Altrusa Sale, while Stella Ellis looks on, with
Jana Gubbs in background.

LINDA HAMEDANI, right, sells books to Joyce Siplin
and son Deion, at the Altrusa Junk and Treasure Sale
Saturday. (News Photos)

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place like home.
Thousands of children and
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nities are in the development
stages or under construction in
12 additional locations, includ-
ing Washington, D.C. and
Puerto Rico, and are scheduled
for completion during the next
several years.
"It is crucial that we do all

we can to end homelessness by
increasing affordable housing
options and providing services
needed to help individuals arid
families get back on their
feet," said Volunteers of
America National President
and CEO Charles Gould.
Volunteers of America is a
leader in the nationwide effort
to end homelessness for fami-
lies and children, and its pro-
grams provide the combination
of housing opportunities and
supportive service necessary to
prevent and end homelessness.
For example, in Kentucky,
the organization works with
the city of Louisville to ensure
that residents in public and
subsidized housing are not
evicted into homelessness.
In New York, its supportive
housing programs provide
families with a permanent
place to stay while they access
services that help keep them
Volunteers of America also
has programs that address the
problems and concerns of
homeless veterans, who make
up approximately 10 percent
of America's homeless popula-
The organization helps
homeless veterans through its
programs across the country,
including the Florida Veterans
Mobile Service Center and em-
ployment assistance programs
in other states. (NAPS)

From Our Files

February 7, 1996
The county's hope for ac-
quiring Advanced Life Support
in its ambulance service is rap-
idly dimming, but the situation
is not completely hopeless.
The record-breaking cold
weather Sunday night was
cause for record-breaking elec-
trical consumption in this area,
according to a Florida Power
Corp. spokesperson.
While the budget impasse in
Washington D.C. continues,
some of the cost cutting meas-
ures produced by the GOP
Revolution are beginning to be
felt on the local level.
Shooting at a Sheriffs dep-
uty early Sunday morning
earned Leon County man
charges of attempted murder,
possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon and possession
of a firearm while under in-
February 5, 1986
Due to the recent outbreak of
measles in Leon County; the
Jefferson County School
Board has already begun pre-
cautionary measures to protect
local students.
County Commissioners are
still considering using state
prison workers for road work.
The Economic Development
Corporation is in the process
of updating its inventory of all
commercial properties avail-

able in the county.
February 5, 1976
The Jefferson County Ambu-
lance Service made a grand to-
tal of 357 runs during 1975.
L. Gary Wright, Executive
Vice President of the Farmers
and Merchants Bank an-
nounced today that the bank
has initiated two "express
lanes" at its drive in windows.
The students of Jefferson
County Schools and Aucilla
Christian School will be learn-
ing the truth about narcotics,
intoxicants, drugs, and sniffers
starting this week.

February 4, 1966
Mrs. U.T. Crocker was
awarded the Thanks Badge.
The weather made news in
Monticello, the mercury
dripped to an official 10 de-
grees Sunday morning.

February 3, 1956
Miss Barbara Ann Morris of
Macon, GA, spent the week
with her parents.

February 1, 1946
Duff L. Smith from near
Capps brought into the News
office this week a turnip which
measures 28 1/2 inches in cir-
cumference and weighs eight
pounds and one ounce.

Thirty Years, Still Truckin'

Thirty years ago this week, I
began working at this newspa-
per. My, how those years have
flown by.
On reflection, I'm not sure I
would have the nerve today to
move to a town where I knew
no one, crank out the first edi-
tion only a few days after ar-
riving here, and set about to
learn my new community.
Those early years were very
busy since the entire staff con-
sisted of two part timers and
So, I covered every meeting
I could, took pictures, and
wrote stories late into the
night. Besides that, there was
the run to the printer, distribu-
tion, and an assortment of
other tasks that fell to me.
After a couple of years of my
70 to 80-hour weeks, things
got better and we had a small
staff made up of part time
We didn't dodge any contro-
versial stories and that meant I
dealt with plenty of angry
phone calls and more than a
few confrontations that were-
n't pleasant.
The old adage about shoot-
ing the messenger was in full



'0"3/1~ ,., 1il

sway and I was the target when
facts displeased some folks.
So the guy who shot a deer
out of season was in complain-
ing to me after he was arrested,
parents were upset when their
kids got in trouble and those
stories made the news, and I
well recall one mother who
burned my ear because her
daughter was not named Wa-
termelon Queen as though I
had something to do with the
Complaints aside, it was fun
and challenging to grow the
We collected a host of jour-
nalism awards and I had the
honor of serving as President
of the state press association

back in 1984-85.
I thought we could serve the
community better by publish-
ing twice a week so in the
summer of 1983 we geared up
to make it happen.
When we announced the new
twice weekly publishing
schedule, I was hammered
with negative comments. Well,
intentioned people gave me a
litany of reasons why that
wouldn't work including "there
isn't enough news to fill two
papers," and "you'll go broke
having to pay more people."
One man was rather succinct.
He saw me at the Post Office
and said, "Cichon, you're
Maybe he was right, but I

, -";-:.-.-.".--- was determined and in Sep-
tember, 1983 we changed from
a weekly Thursday edition to
the Wednesday and Friday edi-

Staffing the newspaper has
always been a problem and
Consumes a great deal of my
Since this is a unique busi-
Sness, nobody comes on board.
with experience. That means
we have to spend time and
money training folks and don't
know if they can make it until
we give them a chance.
I've been blessed to work
with some wonderful folks and
some. have been with me for
years and others had reasons to
relocate or move on to other
Over these 30 years I've de-
veloped a love affair with Our
Town and its people.
We have a very special cor-
ner of the world here for lots
of reasons. And, we're being
discovered as indicated by the
requests for development that
planners and government offi-
cials wrestle with.
Thanks for reading this cor-
ner for the past 30 years. More
to come!

Spelling Trips Writer


Spelling Who cares? Its
time for me to come clean. I
am probably the worst speller
in all of Jefferson County! If it
weren't for that spell checker
in my computer, I would spend
hours thumbing through the
dictionary on my lap just try-
ing to get a column written.
As long as I can remember, I
have always been a bad
speller. I painstakingly recall
in elementary school strug-
gling to put together a mean-
ingful written sentence using
only the few words I was sure
that I could spell correctly.
The teacher was never any
help. When I came to a word

that I found necessary to use
because I couldn't find a spel-
lable substitute, I would walk
up to the teachers desk and po-
litely ask, "Miss Jones, how do
you spell "underneath"? Look
It Up!!! Look It Up!!! She
would rudely blurt out in front
of the entire class.
Hanging my head in
disgrace, I would shuffle back
to my desk not only at a loss
for spelling the word correctly,
but now ashamed and embar-
rassed before all my .class-
mates. It was especially
devastating because Jane Don-
aldson, my true love, sat right
in front of the teacher's desk
and would never give a
dummy like me the time of
The same question always

Insurance Myt
Do you really need life in- of life insurance coverage of-
surance if you're married but ten cited is seven times an in-
don't have kids or if you're a dividual's income, although
stay-at-home parent? Life in- individual circumstances
surance can often be the over- should be taken into account
looked part of financial when estimating actual life in-
preparation when it comes to surance coverage.
protecting you and your loved The difference between how
ones. much life insurance coverage
One insurance industry or- is recommended, and how
ganization' LIMRA Interna- much Americans actually
tional, says that 32 percent of have, may be rooted in some
American adults have no life commonly believed myths.
insurance coverage whatsoever Myth #1
and 48 million U.S. house- Singles or couples without
holds are inadequately insured, kids don't need life insurance.

The recommended amount

FACT: Life insurance pro-

flashed through my mind,
"How on God's green earth can
I use the dictionary to look up
a word to spell correctly when
I don't know how to spell the
word in the first place?"
Well I at least know it begins
with a "under." There aren't
that many "U's," so this
shouldn't be so bad. Let's see
"undereith," nope that's not it.
How about underneath" ?
Shoot, that isn't there either.
How about "underneeth"? No,
no, no! Maybe its "undernieth"
(that "i" before "e" thing),
Nope, no dice. Hold it, there it
is, "underneath," Yea! But
why in the world does it have
the word "eat" in it?
To make things worse, my
wife is a spelling and grammar
expert! She is much kinder and

ceeds can help many loved
ones, such as nieces, nephews,
cousins or siblings or even fa-
vorite charities, achieve their
financial goals.
Myth #2
Stay-at-home parents don't
need life insurance because
they don't draw an income.
FACT: A stay-at-home par-
ent provides services such as
child care and housekeeping
that would cost tens of thou-
sands of dollars to replace.
Myth #3
You can take your life insur-
ance policy with you from job

more tolerant than old Miss
Jones, but she does raise an
eyebrow when the grown man
she married has trouble spell-
ing some common words in
the English language.
Interestingly, if you could
read some of the personal let-
ters of our forefathers like
Washington and Jefferson, you
would find that they often
butchered spelling as well. In
those days, it was quite ordi-
nary to spell words phoneti-
cally (like they sounded). I
guess there was no Miss Jones
to keep them in line!
I know that being able to
spell correctly is important to
make certain that we are able
to communicate properly. Ad-
ditionally, our written words
(See Spelling Page 5)

to job.
FACT: Typically, group life
insurance purchased through
an employer isn't portable
from one job to the next. How-
ever, individual life insurance
policies purchased through an
insurance agent or a financial
professional will remain con-
Myth #4
You don't need life insurance
once your children are adults.
FACT: Life insurance can
help achieve a goal of leaving
an inheritance to children or
(See Insurance Page 5)

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ACA Re-Enrollment

Forms Due March 15

Finlayson said that those
students not participating in
these trips, will not be re-
quired to attend school on
days the related days.

JEFFERSON COUNTY 4-H Council helps keep litter picked up on its adopted road. L-
R: Shayne Broxie, Jazmaun Hall, Alana Chambers, Alex Farmer, Arsenio Bright. An-
gela Scurry, not pictured, also helped out. (News Photo)

Postmaster Warns Citizens

To Be Wary Of Mail Fraud

Staff Writer
Parents of students at ACA
should have recently received
a re-enrollment packet.
Principal Richard Finlayson
relates that the re-efrollment
fees and fcrms are due by-
March 15 to guarantee the
student a spot in their class
for the next year.
He said that parents need to
make certain that the contact
information for the school is
Open enrollment begins
March 16.
In other school news, the
seventh and eighth grade stu-
dents will make the annual
trip to Washington DC Feb.
Seniors will go snow skiing
in Utah March 1-6.

CallJ.G. Wentworth's
Annuity Purchase Program


Staff Writer

Monticello Postmaster Greg
Tidwell warns residents to be
careful of suspicious looking
mail, which may be
"The Post Office does
whatever it can to educate the
community on identity theft
and fraud," said Tidwell.
"In the bigger offices such
as Tallahassee, which has a
postal inspector, staff go out
mainly to nursing homes to
educate the elderly on how to

(Continued From Page 4)
other loved ones or help re-
lieve the burden of paying for
final costs such as funeral, fi-
nal medical bills or estate
Myth #5
People don't need life insur-
ance if they feel they have
enough in savings.
FACT: Most Americans do
not have enough in personal
savings. If people don't have
enough saved, most likely their
family won't be able to pay fi-
nal expenses or be able to hold
onto assets, such as a home.
Seeking the help of a finan-
cial professional in determin-
ing if life insurance is for you
and how much life insurance
you may need, is the first step
to helping protect what you
have and prepare for the

protect themselves."
He advised that locally,
there were not enough postal
employees to go out and
personally educate the public
however, he was in the
process of ordering pamphlets
explaining how to avoid
fraud, and that upon arrival,
will be available in the lobby.
"If any mail, phone calls or
other types of solicitation ask
for banking or personal
information, don't give it to
them," said Tidwell.
He added that most fraud
attempts do come through the
mail. Most of them state that
the recipient has won money
and ask for account
"The biggest thing now is
counterfeit money orders,"
said Tidwell. "We haven't
had any locally yet, but
Tallahassee had six of them
last week," he said.
"Those money orders are
for sums such as $300-900
and materials with it state that
if the money order is cashed,
send a particular amount such
as $200 to a specific address,"
said Tidwell.
"These money orders do
look authentic," warned Tid-
well. "They come from over-
seas, and the people sending
them can't really be caught."
He said the reason for that
was the varying laws and
problems with trying to extra-
dite the offenders to the US.
"Whenever I get any fraudu-
lent mail asking for personal
information, I throw it away
and I suggest that residents,
especially the elderly, do the

He concluded that the eld-
erly are mainly targeted be-
cause they are more easily
taken by the scam.

(Continued From Page 4)
need to be clearly understood
to avoid confusion and misun-
derntandings. As a matter of
fact, I recently discussed with
the Monticello News Staff
spelling errors they have made
in transcribing my words in
some of my past columns.
But wouldn't it be great for
just a moment not to have to
care? To make a point, read
the following paragraph: Mon-
liltneoo, Firdola is a salml
town esat of Tlaaaslshee. The
plpeoe terhe are vrey fnridely.
Erevy year tehy hvae a weel-
toarlmn fisvlteel.
See, you were able to raed
the pprragaah even though I
mlsesilped sevrael of the key
PS. The word "spellable" I
used in ie:' second paragraph
of this column, isn't a word.
Help your community
when a disaster strikes!
Become a trained Disaster
Services Volunteer by contacting
the Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross at 878-6080
or visit our web site at

Red Cross

- UrY- -I- I --- -

Feb. 17, 2006 7 p.im.
Jazz Tribute Concert
NFCC Van H. Priest Auditorium
Tickets: $15 adults; $10 children
(850) 973-1653 or ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu


The Jefferson County Recvclina Proaaram


the following items for recycling:

All plastic bottles soda bottles (any size), milk jugs, water bottles,
laundry detergent bottles, etc.

All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food cans, etc.
Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans etc.

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

All cardboard products grocery bags, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.

All glass bottles, jars etc. (clear, brown & green)

Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located at
1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the collection
sites in the County.

Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our Landfill and
saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go wrong?

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)


*White Goods (which consist of) Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines,
dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle Center)

Used Oil & Oil Filters

Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool chemicals, paint,
paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers clearly marked to identify

**The Recycle Center Household Hazardous Waste Office will accept medical
& pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned into an employee of the
facility and not just dropped off.

Please take notice to all of the signage posted in the
collection site for the proper disposal of above items.

The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
information on other items for disposal in the City, please call
Don Anderson at 342-0154.

Please visit the Jefferson County web page
http://www.cojefferson.fi.us/SolidWaste.html for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.

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Mr. and Mrs. James Denver
Davis of Montgomery, AL. an-
nounce the forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter Janet
Deanne Davis to Felix Re-
ginald Albritton IV.
Albritton is the son of Bon-
nie Lee Cannon of Troy, AL.
and Mr. and Mrs. Felix Re-
ginald Albritton III of Monti-
Scello, FL.
The bride-elect is the grand-,
daughter of Margaret Guerin
Cobb of Ozark, AL. and Mr.
and Mrs. William A. Cobb of
Montgomery, AL. and the late
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Benja-
min Davis of Talledega, AL: ,
She is a 1997 graduate of
Pike Liberal Arts School; in
Troy and is employed by Jerry
Spurlock Iron and Scrap metal
The future groom is the
grandson of Mrs. Felix Re-
ginald Albritton and the late
Mr. Albritton of Camden, AL.

County Grads At NFCC

Lee, Don Condon

Married 30 Years

Lee and Don Condon will
celebrate their 30th Anniver-
sary on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
They were married on Feb.
21, 1976 at Nativity Catholic
Church in Hollywood, FL.
They have two children
Kelly, 25 and Erin, 22; and
two grandchildren Chris 19'
months old, and Emily three
months old, the children of'
Kelly and Chad Shaw.

North Florida Community
College recently graduated
seven, Jefferson County stu-
dents during the fall semester.
Receiving AA degrees were
Kellee McDaniel and Glenn
Walker, 11./
Mary F. Tillman received an
Administrative Assistant Cer-:

His parents are Betty and
Don Condon; and her parents
are Rita and Marchand Ber-
nardo, who celebrated 60 years
of marital bliss in Jan. 2006.
The Condon's have lived in
the Monticello area since June
Their family extends best
wishes for much happiness
and another 30 years of mar-

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waukeenah UMC

Men TO Host

Sweetheart Banquet

and Mrs. Preston Marion Can-
non and the late Mr. Cannon of
Wetumpka, AL.
.-He is' a 1993 graduate of
H.B. Plant High. School *in
Tampa, FL. He presently at-
tends Troy University.

Staff Writer

The W\Vaukeenah UnitedL
Methodist Men will host their
annual "Sweetheart Banquet"
at 6 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 11.
Guests \%ill be served a steak
dinner wi:h all of the trim-
mings and dessert.
The youth of the church will
serve as hosts and hostesses.;
The men of the church \ Ill
Sbake cakes which will be auc-
tioned offafter dinner. ,
Coordinator Stan Monroe
says, This is always an excit-'
ing time as many of our men
do not usually bake.'
"However, we are always
pleasantly surprised:, at how

- ell thel produce under pres-
The southh of the church \I ill
also provide child care at a
-minimal cost to those using the
A limited number of tickets
are available.
The cost of the meal is $15
per person.
Advance tickets do ha\e to
be purchased 'as ticket sales.
will determine the number of
meals prepared.
Proceeds from this event will
be used to support various
ministries of the Church.
Anyone needing more infor-
mation or tickets may phone
Stan Monroe at 997-1159 or
Danny Monroe at 997-5406.

Hannah Monroe On Dean's List

Hannah Monroe, of MIonti-
cello, has been named to the
Dean's List for the fall semes-
ter at Maryville College.
She is the daughter of D.
Lloyd and Melanie Monroe, of
Qualification for the Dean's

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Latest Doggy Fashion

BECKY TURNER, not shown, and her Dad, Tom Turner,
and Dog, Trip. Becky outfitted the dog for the fashion

ACA Spanish
Students Hold
Fashion Show

Staff Writer

Aucilla Christian Academy
held a Fashion show, spon-
sored by the students in Span-
ish I and II classes.

Red Hat Ladies
Meet Saturday

Staff Writer

Members of the Red Hats of
America will meet at the
Monticello!Jefferson Chamber
of Commerce 11:30 a.m. Sat-
urday, Feb. 11.-

The ladies will celebrate an
early Valentines Day.
Hostesses for this Valentines
Day gathering will be Irene
Evans and Mary Connell.
Mary Frances Drawdy, di-
rector of the Chamber, will
prepare 'the lunch.

Students were to describe in-
Spanish, different styles of
clothing such as: sports, busi-
ness,'formal, beach, and pet at-

Rebecca Turner and her Dad,
Tom Turner were among par-
ticipants in the event.

Turner dressed her dog, Trip,
in a yellow sports shirt and red
boxer shorts, which she de-
scribed to the audience.

List include a grade point aver-
age of at least 3.25 with no
grade below a "C."

In addition to the academic
requirements, students must at-
tend full time to be eligible for
Dean's List status.

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Take Out:

Chicken Dinner

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February 10, 2006 5:00 7:00 p.m.
Adults- $12.00 ~ Children 9 and under $6.00

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SPANSH I at ACA observed National Hat Day, recently. From left, Casey Joiner, Niki NATIONAL HAT DAY was observed recently at Aucilla Christian Academy. Elemen
Kisanore, Miranda Wider, Mallory Plaines, David Page, Rebekah Falk, Stephen Dol- tary grades recognized include: Christiana Reams, first place; Carrie Parmer, second
lar, Qare Parmer, Byron Love, and Senora Chris Smith. place; Emily Davis, third place.

Hat Day Observed At ACA


Alcilla Christian Academy-
Spanish students celebrated
National Hat Day, which is ob-

served annually on the second
Friday in January.
Students were to model their
hats and describe them in
Recognition was given in the
Elementary grades to: Christi-

ana Reams, first place; Carrie
Parmer, second place; and
Emily Davis, third place.
Activities included a rather
creative Mexican Hat Dance
and Fashion Show.
Students learned to recog-

1-800-4US B(

1Rv. Dr. Melvin Roberts,-
pasto- of Greater Fellowship
MB' Church, announces the
appointment of Rev. Dr. Don
L. bnes as assistant pastor.
: Jones has been affiliated
win Greater Fellowship MB
Chrch as an associate minis-
terfor the past two years after
rebcating from Gainesville,

FL., where he served with
Hear and Be Healed
He is the husband of Gloria
Martha Barnes Wilson ac-
cepted the call of ministry.
Rev. Roberts presented Min-
ister Wilson after she peached
her initial sermon before a
packed house of peers, rela-
tives, and friends.
Wilson can be reached at

nize various occupational hats
as well as international hats
representing different coun-
tries such as the beret, France;
the shapka, Russia; the fez,
Morocco; and the Stetson,
Western America.
The students enjoyed the day
sharing new Spanish words
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p o r t s MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., FEBRUARY 8,2006 PAGE 9

* Tigers Hicks, Nealy Earn

SFootball Scholarships

ii. ; Staff Writer
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TIGER ROBERT NEALY, JR. signs to play football for FAMU. His scholarship is valued
at more than $100,000. From left, Robert Nealy, Jr, Dad, Robert Nealy Sr. and
Mother Beatrice Beverly.

DEMETRIOUS HICKS of JCHS signs to play football for the Fort Union Tigers. L-R:
Frederick Jones, dad; Debra Hicks, mother; Hicks, Robert Nealy, Jr. (News Photos)

Staff Writer

Lady Warriors defeated-
Carrabelle 45-27, Thursday,
to stand 13-12 on the season.
Leading the score for the
Lady Warriors was Mallory
Plaines with 16 points, seven
rebounds, one assist and six
Bethany Saunders, nine
points, two rebounds, one as-
sist, two steals; Brittany
Hobbs, five points, two re-

3taff Writer

The Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy JV Boy's basketball
team split its last four games
to stand 4-7 on the season.
Warriors lost to Brook-
wood 37-22.
Leading the score for ACA
was A. J. Connell and Prateen
Patel, each with five points.
Luke Whitmer and Elliott
Lewis each scored four
points; and Stephen Dollar
and Rob Searcy, each scored
two points.
The Warriors were victori-
ous over Munroe, 29-22.
Dollar led the score with 10
Lewis, seven points; Con-
nell six points; Searcy, four
points, and Patel, two points.
ACA beat Carrabelle,
Dollar scored his career
high with 17 points.
Connell, seven points; and

County High School, were
named to the latest list of Big
Bend Leaders.
In boy's basketball, scoring,
Tiger Demario River remains
#1 with 448 points.

bounds, one assist; Caitlyn
Murphy, two points, one re-
bounds, one steal; and Lind-
sey Day, six points, five
rebounds, one steal.
Rikki Roccanti, four points,
one rebound, one assist; Ni-
cole Mathis, three points, six
rebounds, three assists; Corie
Smith, three rebounds, one as-
sist, one steal; Stephanie Dob-
son, four rebounds, one assist,
one steal; Courtney Brasing-
ton, three rebounds, one steal;
and Hannah Sorensen, one re-

Lewis, Whitmer and Daniel
Greene, each scored two
ACA managed to lose their
three point lead at the half
over Branford, who came
back hard in the second for a
50-41 win.
Leading the score for the
Warriors was Dollar with 12
Whitmer, eight points; Con-
nell and Casey Anderson,
each scored six points;
Greene and Lewis, each
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Ben Grantham, ACA, #34,
with 198 points tied with Ste-
phen Griffin (ACA) #34 with
217 points.
In rebounds, Grantham is
#16, with 139; Rivers, #17,
with 137, and Griffin #18,
with 146.
James Skipworth (JCHS)
#25, with 110; Jitavin Bennett
(JCHS) #31 with 91.
In steals, Rivers is #4, with
79; Casey Gunnels (ACA) #7,
with 31; Tim Crumity (JCHS)
#8, with 53; and Griffin also
at #8 with 32.
Grantham, #9, with 46; and
Lucius Wade (JCHS) #13,
with 18.
In assists, Rivers is #8, with
82; Crumity #9, with 79; La-
markus Bennett (JCHS) #15,
with 55; Griffin #19, with 53,-
and Gunnels, #21, with 45.
In girl's hoops scoring, Mal-
lory Plaines (ACA) #21, with
234, and Shaumese Massey-
(JCHS) #25, with 156.
In rebounds, Plaines #9,
with 245, Massey #10 with
150; Lindsey Day (ACA) #14
with 194; Donna Ransom
(JCHS) #15 with 88; and
Keandra Seabrooks (JCHS)
#22, with 84.
In assists, Massey #11 with
56; and Seabrooks #6 in
steals with 49.

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Two Jefferson County High
School football players com-
mitments to accept football
Tiger Robert Nealy signed
to play for FAMU under a full
football scholarship, valued at
more than $100,000.
Demetrius Hicks signed to
play for Fort Union College
in VA.
The ceremony began with
three female students singing
the National Anthem, and
continued with Athletic Di-
rector Alfreddie Hightower
addressing the crowd of ath-
letes, students, family,
friends, and media.
"To be able to get to this
point, it takes a lot of hard
work and dedication," said
Hightower to Nealy and
"You have the will not quit
in the middle of the season
and have proven, if you do
endure, good things will hap-
To the students, Hightower
added, "Always remember,
success is a journey, not a
Assistant Principal Harry
Jacobs said, "They began in
kindergarten and went all the
way through high school.
They are going to represent
Jefferson High and Jefferson
County well."
Jacobs said to Nealy, "Al-
right Robert, this is your last
opportunity to either decide to
back out or stay with the
As Nealy signed the docu-
ment, Jacobs added in jest,
"When Robert found out that
he had to make a decision, he
said he almost had a stroke."
After Nealy signed his pa-
per, Jacobs said, "You are
now officially a FAMU Rat-
tler," to the burst of applause
from the crowd.
Hicks decided to sign on
with Fort Union.
Jacobs offered Hicks the
opportunity to decline the
contract, but he too signed the
"You are now officially a
Fort Union Tiger," said Ja-
cobs to an outburst of cheers
and applause.
"Robert and Demetrius are
here today because they took
the opportunity to stick with
something for 13 or 14
years," he said.
School Superintendent Phil
Barker added, "Your families
are proud of you and we, the
students, and staff are proud
of you.
In a lighthearted note,
Barker added, "When they
were, in kindergarten and first
grade, I remember having to
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their classroom. They've
come a long way since then.
Principal Chalmus Thomas
said to the parents of Nealy
-and Hicks, "We want to say
thank-you for allowing your
children to attend the Jeffer-
son County school system and
have them educated there."
To students in the audience,
Thomas added, "Students,
you have your role models
before you. I am really ex-
cited about my first signing as
the Jefferson principal. You
all just keep in mind, the jour-
ney is what it is all about."
Brief comments were then
invited from students in the
Comments included, "Re-
member us as your fiends and
that you are going somewhere
and we are going to make it.
I'll miss you all. We're proud
of you and I'm jealous, I want
a scholarship too."
Nealy and Hicks were then
invited to speak, which they
did very briefly.
Nealy said, "I thank you al
for coming and I appreciate
you all."
Hicks said, "Thank you for
supporting me and my boy,
Robert. We'll always stay to-
gether and we will come back

Tennis Action
The varsity and JV mixed
tennis team at ACA posts its
spring schedule.
Coaching the Lady Warriors
is Tonya Roberts.
All match times are at 3:30
p.m., unless otherwise speci-
Court action begins against
Thomasville, Feb. 21, there;
Apalachicola, Feb. 23, here;



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Family sitting with the ath-
letes were also invited to
Beatrice Beverly, Nealy's
mother said, "I am honored to
be his mom and I'm so proud
of him. Despite his enormous
size, he's a big teddy bear.
His father, Robert Nealy,
Sr. added, "I'm happy for
you, but the road is going to:
be much harder, so it's time'
for you to grow up and be a
Rev. Helen Johnson-Robins
ion, Hicks' pastor, said,
"There are going to be a lot of
obstacles in your way, and
there may be times that you
want to give up, but always
continue to reach for your
His mother, Debra Hicks,
added, "We're really proud of
you. I'm proud to be your
His father, Frederick Jones
said, "This is your first day of
officially being a man."
Following the ceremony,
students flocked Nealy and
Hicks with handshakes, hugs,
congratulations, and many
asked for the autographed
mini orange footballs that
were distributed upon request.

Set At ACA
and John Paul II, Feb. 28,

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Professional Boxers

Visit Cherry St. Gym

Staff Writer

Three professional boxers
spoke to members of the
Cherry Street Gym, recently.
Boxers were: Edner Cherry,
who holds the WBC (World
Boxing Council) Title of the
Caribbean, the NBA (Na-
tional Boxing Association)
Title, and the NABA (North
American Boxng Association)
and Laura "Lady Ram" Ram-
sey and Saint Tony.

Staff Writer

Warriors fell to Bell 58-22,-
Thursday, to stand 11-11 on
the season.
"We just played poorly.
Even my starters weren't play-
'ing well," said Coach Dan
.Nennstiel. "My coaching de-
cisions haven't been good and
% e .just couldn't hit the
He added that the Warriors
did not have many rebounds,
aJists blocked shots or
-steals, and that Luke Sadler
was unable to play due to an
an1:le injury.
Nennstiel didn't have the
a4 .

The professionals spoke
about self-discipline and self-
esteem .
"Stay out of trouble; go to
school; and work hard," said
Cherry. "That's what you've
got to do to be able to go any-
where. Reach for your dream
and go through school suc-
"Take pride in yourself and
always give anything you do
your best shot. If you have a
dream, this will help you,"
said Cherry..

statistics readily available, but
reported what he recalled:
Scoring half of ACA's 22
points were Stephen Griffin,
seven points; Ben Grantham,
four point.
Scoring the other half of the
Warrior points were Wade
Scarberry, five; Stewart Wil-
liams, four; and Reggie
Walker, two.
"We start the District Tour-
nament Tuesday, and we've
got to do something before
then," said Nennstiel.
"We've got to work on stop-
ping the bleeding
The tournament was slated
at John Paul, Tuesday, Friday
and Saturday.

"It's not always easy. Most
of the time, it's not easy," he
added. "Even if you get to
the point where you want to
quit, don't ever give up.
"Just keep on going and you
will reach that dream for
yourself," he said.
Following the visit at the
gym, the three boxers went
into Great Adventure Outfit-
ters to shop. When they were
finished, pictures were taken
with employee Catherine
-Hope and owner Margaret
Cherry said that he,
Ramsey, and Tony have
known Boxing Trainer Troy,
Carter, since Cherry was 14
years old.
"He had his gym in Wa--
chulla and trained us all for
boxing. Since then, I have
even had a couple of pro
fights with him," Cherry said.
He concluded that future
trips to visit with Carter and
the young athletes at the gym,
were possible.
The interview with Cherry'
was brief. He had a fight.
slated for the following night
that would be broadcast on
Showtime, in which all of
Cherry's titles were on the
According to Carter, all
three will be coming, back to
the area on numerous occa-
sions, and Tony, wili begin
training with him.,

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SStaff Writer

Monticello Mood Swings
won three of the six matches
against the Capital City
Deuces last week.
"We barely got it all in,"
said Captain Patty Hardy.
I"Just as we finished, the bot-
tom fell out and it began rain-
Team #1, Katie Brock and
Lisa Jackson, lost its matches,
5-7 and 2-6.

Team #2, Hardy and Cindy
Wainright, lost its matches,
4-6 and 3-6.
Team #3, Kelly Hetherington
and Susan Goodwin, won its
matches, 6-4 and 6-4.
Team #4, Laura Kirchhoff
and Angie Delvecchio, won
its matches, 6-4 and 6-1.
Team #5, Lindsey Taylor and
Trisha Wirick, lost its
matches, 5-7 and 4-6.
Team #6, Maxi Miller and.
Jennifer Ellis won its matches
by forfeit.
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Thursday morning at Tom
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Plaintiff,vs. AISHA CONNER, et
al, Defeldant(s) NOTICE OF
IS HEREBY GtVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated January 23, 2006 and
entered ihi Case No 2004-325-CA of
the Circuit Court of the SECOND
Judicial Circtt initrid for JEFFER-
SON County,' Florida wherein
PROVIDENT BANK; is the Plaintiff
SON COUNTY; are the-Defendants,
I will sell'to the highest and best
bidder for cash at NORTH DOOR
TICELLO, FLORIDA al 11:00 am,
on the 23rd day of FEBRUARY,
2006, the following described prop-
erty as set frth in said Final Judg-
mnent LOT 62, NOBLES
A/K/A 1220 Georgia -enee. Mon-
ticello, Fl. 32344 \ITNESS MY
HAND and the seal of this Curt on
February 2nd, 2006, Dale Boat-
wright, Clerk of the Circuit Court.
2/8, 15, pd
Initation to prnride DEsign Build
Services The Jefferson Senior
Citizen Center, Inc. of Jefferson
County will receive proposals for
design build services for an
%xpanilion of the facility located at
1155 North, Jefferson St. unit
February TOjI 2006. The scope of
wark included is civil design.
architecturall design' and
construction of ah addition of
ountalning approximately 6000
s~iuare fek't:. Interested parties
should send a letter ofinterest:to the
Jefferson C;,ount 'Senior -Citizens
Center, Inc. to the attention of
Bobbi ''Kreb l at I 155 North
Jefferson St. Ivonticello Florida
13344 prinr to Ftbruari'btth 2006.
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GIVEN pursuant to a Motion and
Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
Dated dated the 24th day of
January, 2006, and entered in Case
no. 04- 240-ca, of the Circuit Court
of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and
for Jefferson County, Florida
the Plaintiff and JAMES
defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
COURTHOUSE at the Jefferson
County Courthouse, in
MONTICELLO, Florida. at 11:00
a.m. on the 23rd day of February,
2006, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
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2006. Eleanor B. Hawkins, Clerk of
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Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
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Telephone: (954) 453-0365,
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will perform sen ices for the
elderly providing in home or
facilir -based respite for
approximately 20-35 hours per
week. Members will receive
training, a biweekly' living
allowance, travel
reimbursement, andL -'- an, -
educational '"award with the
completion of one year's
consecutive service. For more
information about AmericCorps
please visit www.americorp.org
or contact Bill Wertman;
AmeriCorps Program Director,
at 850-386-2778.
2/1, 3, 8, c.
Amerigas Propane is currently
accepting applications for a
Service/ Delivery Representative
for oour Monticello district.
Candidate will be responsible
for.but not limited to servicing
propane equipment .-and
delivering propane to our
customers. Requirements
include a high school diploma
(or equivalent), a valid class A
CDL with hazemat and tanker
endorsement, a great driving
record and satisfactory
completion of a DOT physical.
drug test and background
check. We offer competitive
wages, medical and, dental
benefits, 401 K savings plan and
liberal vacation & holiday
policy. Drug free .work
environment. EOE Please fax
resumes attention Market
Manager (229) 244-4815.
2/8, 10, 15, 17, c
Licensed Therapist #2267a:
Masters Degree from an
accredited University or College
with a major in the field of
counseling social work,
psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional. Experience in
providing services to persons
with behavioral illness. Prior
experience working with
children who have emotional
issues required. Some local
travel required. License
required. Shift: Monday-Friday
Variable hours. Some late
afternoon work required.
Masters Level Therapist #2267:
Masters Degree from an
accredited University or College
with a major in the field of
counseling, social work,
psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional experience in
providing services to persons
with behavioral illness.
Substances abuse knowledge
preferred. Some local travel
required. License preferred
shift: 8am 5pm M-F.
Clinical Supervision Specialist
(1451): Masters Degree with
from an accredited university of
college with a major in the field
of counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing, -

LUna,,LhnaLlun, ajpecta. caUUcatvn,
health education, or a related,
human services,, healthcare, or
management field. Shift 8 am 5
pm M-F.
Licensed Therapist #2266c:
Masters Degree .frorim an
accredited Universir or College
with a major in the fields of
counseling, social .work,
psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional experience in
providing services to persons
with behavioral illness. License
required. Some local travel
required. Substance, abuse
knowledge preferred. Shift:
Variable hours. Some; late,
afternoon work required.
For more information and a
complete listing of available
~ww.apalacheecenter.org (850)
523-3217 or (8001226-2931
Human Resources 2634-J
Capital Circle NE. Tallahassee.
FI Pre-Hire Drug Screen &
FDLE background check .n
Equal Opportunit./Affirmati e
Action Emplo er Drug-Free
2/8, c
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Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for a assessment
of sour needs. 997-3553. UPS

Peters Satellite -. Your Dish
Satellite 'dealer. \\e olfer
equipment. installation, repair.
parts, and prompt senice. We
also offer Go-Karts, utility
trailers and lawn mowers.
Located at: 1150 Old Llod-
Road, Monticello, Fla.
Ifn. 1L25
Dog Obedience Classes. 8
sessions, starting Feb. 7 & 10
Call 997-6599 or,997-2542,
21l.3.8, 10. c
.BacShoe Ser ice: drieas ,
roads, ditches, tree & shrub
removal, burn piles. Contact
Gary Tuten 997-3116, 933-3458.
4/28, tfn

Healthy \\eight Loss available
only at Jackson's Drugs,
Hoodiacol.is designed to curb
the, appetite, burn fat and
increase energy levels resulting
in considerable weight loss over
time. Hoodiacol consist of 3 key
ingredients incorporated into
rice bran oil with natural
flavoring to give it a palpable
taste. In addition to %eighr loss,
you maN 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 satiet. This tends to limit
total caloric intake by 30-40%
without experiencing hunger.
Significant weight loss should
result from such a drop in
caloric intake.
5/18, tfn
Appliance Repairs: washers,
dryers, stoves, refrigerators.
Owned and operated by Andy,
Rudd, 997-5648. Leave
2/11, tfn
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530, Quick Responses.
6/2, s/d, tfn
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NO Lreait C ecKs Just LOW ..
Down Payments on Good Cars-'
& Trucks ;
2 and 4 Door Model As Low As"
$750: down 850-536-91i11
www.JumpinJims.con Ask For
Mlr. Deal.
11/2, tfn
1977 Olds Cutlass 89,252 miles
$3500 CASH. Clean, ne,\ tires.
Call997-2646 M-Th 9-5.
tfn, c
1959 Monte Carlo Z-34 A lot of
new parts. Make Offer
2/8, 10, 15, 17. pd
93 Ford F250 Nes tires, brakes.
tune up $4,500
1995 Ford Crow n Vic. New
Tires. Looks & Dri'es Like,,
Nes. $3.800 Priced 3500 below'i
\ ilson Auto. LLC.
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'89 Astro 18frt u'ii trailer good
89' Mariner 135 HP Excellent
Tuin Fish Finders 12!24V
Trolling Motor $3.800 FIRMI:.
Home: 997-4081 Cell 339-2406
2/1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 pd

1977 Olds Cutlass 89.252 miles
$3500 CASH. Clean Ne%% tires.
Call 997-2646. M-Th 9-5.


\\ooden S%%ing Set slide and
other accessories. $150 223-3548
1/8. 10. pd
Sofa $50. Sofa Chair $25, Coffee
Table $25. Floor Model TV $75
All items in good condition
Please call 850-556-2553
2/8, 10. pd
Registered 6 3ear old Dark Ba
Thoroughbred Philly $2000.
Call Mike 519-6506.
2/8-2/27. pd

inoae island Keo Koosters -
$10 each. Purebred Limousin
bull, 15 months old. Call
997-0901 leave message or
997-3568, ask for Debbie.
Savage 300 Win Mag with
Nikon Scope. $300. Mike

Free Fire \ood You Cut-You
Haul All.586 Old Llo)d Rd.
997-4350. 519-3940 cell r
2'3, 8. pd

Country, Lising 1 bed. I bath.
$500, 997-6653
1/25. 27. 2/1. 3. 8, 10. 15. 17. 22.
24, pd
Prime downtown office space
no% available in Chern Street
Commons. Jack Carsnell.
1130. tfn. c

In town LOT $22,000 SE of
Square 88' \ 79' 345-7116.
222-5658 Summer's Realty of
Tallahassee. Inc.
1/25. 27. 2/1.3, 8. 10. 15. 17. pd
"Fixer tipper" $22,000 4
bedroom, I baths 2nd St.


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The Waggoners Trucking-Established 1951
Now Recruiting drivers for our SE Auto Transport Division
Drivers must have a valid Class A CDL.
1 year and 100K verifiable OTR miles.
Stable work history and clean MVR is a must.
Great Pay, Great Benefits,_Matching 401K.
Contact Susan or John at (866) 413-3074 EOE

Housing Vouchers

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2/2 $615 3/2 $715 ~ 4/2 $895 ~ $50 lep.

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DRS Satellite Installation Techs are provided with
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For more detailed information, please visit:
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DRS is a drug/smoke-free EOE.



2 Cffi:es tc PeCrer
e:rvec you:
(850) 223-2370

SNew Listings
Tallahassee Great investment or starter home.
3Br/2Ba mobile home, new roof. S 52,900
Charming 3Br/2Ba brick home in town. Lg back
yard is fenced great area for kids & pets. S 112,000
Completely Renovated ,3Br/2Ba Wiith new
hardiboard siding, windows, doors, roof, a/c heat
unit, interior walls, bathroom & kitchen. S 129,900
Cozy Country Starter 2Br/2Ba on 2.5 acres.
Hardwood floors throughout home, knotty pine walls
in kitchen and living room. S 129,900
Spacious 3Br/3Ba on 1 acre in city limits! Tons of
renovations W6ont last' .; $ 194,900


Simply the Best!

(850) 997-4340

Country Living 2000 double wide 3 bed-
room 2 baths, screened porch on a very
pretty 1.6 acres in Lloyd Acres $74,900:

Mixed Use Property 12 plus partially
cleared acres on US 19 south near Dennis'
Trading post only $16.500 per acre

Very Reasonable! 2 bedroom 1 bath home
with small fenced yard, nice family room

Choice Building Lots in Cooper's Pond
Area cleared and ready to build on, nice
trees, paved road $27,500 each

Look at This! Comfortable 4 bedroom 3 bath
; hoifie' on five'-fehnedacrei w7guest house/.-
playhouse w/ bath, big shop. 2 car garage,
pasture, 100 pecan trees and a nice pool a
real dream for a growing family $400,000

Hard to Find 5 choice acres on hillside with
planted pines on quiet graded county road
Asking $12,000/acre'

Traditional House in Town 3 bedroom home
in town at East Anderson St. $155,000

Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm big doublewide
w/fireplace, stables, round pen in remote, oaks,
pond, north of Greenville only $329,000

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 High 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 Building Lots in Town on Morris
Road call for details $10,000 to $40,000

Cox Road 10 mostly wooded acres just a
few miles North of town $12,000 per acre

Prime Commercial Property US 19 South
near Pizza Hut 6.5 acres $650,000

Terrific Land Investment 10 acres on the
east side of town high and dry in quiet loca-
tion with lots of game, 9 year old planted
pines, profit from both appreciating land and
growing pine $12,000 /acre.

Home Site-Under Contract close to town
on West Grooverville Road only $14,500

Rentals Available
2/1.5 mobile home on 2 ac $450
3/2 mobile home Xmas Ac $650
3/2 mobile home Lloyd Ac $650

Realtor Tim Peary
See all our listings)
(maps, plats, virtual Tours
We have qualified buyers!
Are you interested in selling?
Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate!
Simply the Best!

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Consumer Agent Says

Use Money Wisely

Staff Writer

Since an educated consumer.
is the best defense against
fraud and deception, Con-
sumer Science Extension
Agent Heidi Copeland offers
tips of how to be good stew-
ards of money.
*Shop around. One store's
sale price may still be higher
than another's everyday price.
When doing comparison
shopping, make sure to have
the items' manufacturer,
model number stock number
and other identifying informa-
tion to be sure to compare the
same two items.
*Examine warranties. Com-
pare warranties when choos-
ing a product. Check to see
exactly what parts, repair
problems and costs such as
labor are covered. Find out
how long the warranty lasts.
Make sure the warrantee
meets your needs or the re-
cipient of the gift. .Some war-
ranties may cover only per-
sonal use of the product and
not business use.
Know the company's policy
regarding products that fail:
Will the company repair the
product, replace it, or return
your money? Do you have to
pay the shipping costs for re-
*Learn about layaways. If
you use a layaway, be sure
you know your rights. You
should get everything in writ-
ing: the amount of the down-
payment; a description of the
goods; how long the goods
will be held; the total price,
including any handling or
processing charges; and the
refund policy.
Make sure you pay on time
and keep a record of your
payments, including all re-
ceipts of purchase/payment.
*Resist high-pressure pur-
chases. Do not allow your-
selves to be persuaded to
make a purchase, or contract
for a service, if you are hesi-
tant about being able to afford
If you do, it will come back
to haunt you in high-interest
credit card payments or fur-
ther credit issues. It may help
to write down what purchases
you intend to make and
strictly adhere to your plan.
*Ask about refund or return
policies. In Florida, retail es-
tablishments can set any re-

fund policy they so choose;
however, they must post their
policy at the point of sale.
If there is no "no refund"
notice posted, you may,
within seven calendar days of
the date of purchase, return
any new, unused item (in the
original packaging) to the
store with a receipt/proof of
For a cash sale, you would
get a cash refund and on a
credit card sale, you would
get a credit to the charge ac-
count that was used for the
There are exceptions to this
rule, and these concern the
sale of food, perishable
goods, goods which are made
or altered at the request of the
customer, or goods which can
not be resold by the merchant
because of governmental
Although Florida law does
not address the issue of de-
posits in such situations,
many stores will not refund
money on any custom orders.
The three-day right of reci-
sion (buyer's right to cancel),
is spelled out in Florida Stat-
ute 501.025, and applies to
home solicitation sales only.
A home solicitation is the sale,
in excess of $25 in which the
buyer is solicited at a place
other than the seller's busi-
ness establishment, such as a
retail shop.

With this type of sales ap-
proach, the customer has no
prior knowledge of the solici-
tation. The Florida law was
enacted, to protect citizens
from high-pressure door-to-
door sales tactics, ambiguous
or, misleading contracts and
poor quality merchandise.
*Know about restocking
fees. Find out what the re-
stocking fee will be, espe-
cially on 'large items like
televisions and computers.
Stores are allowed to charge
you for the cost of returning
the unwanted item to their
warehouse. The restocking
fee should not be accessed
when the product is defective
or has been misrepresented.
*Keep good records. Track
your purchases. Keep records
of any online orders, includ-
ing printouts of web pages
and contract information
Keep all your receipts. You
may need them to return an
item or reconcile your credit
card statement.

IV" y THE SC OTTISHt '-'.t F '-

THIS display at the library highlights the book by Dr.
Arnold Burkart "Songs and Tunes from the Scottish En-
lightment" (News Photo)

StraFbur 18th 10 a.m
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property #1 3ou ac.
Beautiful 210000 sq n
home. Ferfecl lor horses.
fence anj crossed
fenced. Barn has RV pull
rIrough riook up metal.
budding plus much.
much more

property #2
Bea3uliul nome in
Pinetta with 6+
acres io be di,v,ied
Great place for

property rj- luuv
1/4 mile
River frontage,
oeauliful high
blufis planned
pines and hard-


Personal Property Ford 1310 Tractor 4 hf FMC sidewinder mower 5 ft
scrape blaoe .,ir Compressor. Yardman riding mower rCovi panels
Gravely heavy duly mower Plus Much Morelilll

Terms rI u,.I prm.- .iumi .. alln jal 20 .. do.n r as oil aucl.:,r, al.n.:e au .r.I 3 1
days at closing.
Personal P:operty Terms: 10'" buvei. prem;um r added .to .I al.l -i Cash, Check or good
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les'.. LI4A ` R-E, 1 -1 4 13' tr- -. n,-,F bimafons and as a wh ole.

air purifier
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ENERGY STAR' to reduce
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Dialing 211 Provides

Social Services

United Way of America has
created an easily dialed 211
number for people in need of
a social service agency.
Family and Consumer Sci-
ences Extension Agent Heidi
Copeland explains that the
project was started in 1997 in
Atlanta, GA and today, about
46 percent of the US popula-
tion has access to the free 211

"Give it a call if you need_
24-hour Crisis counseling,"
said Copeland. "The 211 con-
nection also provides a wide
range of referral services for
the eight-county Big Bend
Area, on a wide range of pro-
If calling from a cell phone,
the number is 224-NEED

Situated in the heart of
Central Florida's fastest growing region.
This property is ideal for a widevariety of developmental
uses including retail, commercial &tourist related activities.
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CLOSE OUT SALE! Last Chance for

4 bedrooms 2 baths
Own it as primary, second home
investment with no restrictions
Business center
Gated entrance- video monitor
10,000 dollars credit at closing
Available Upgrades:
Crown Molding
Designers Paint Schemes
Stainless Steel Appliances
SGranite Countertops
18" Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
1459 TOTAL SQ. FT.
Only 5 left for Close-Out,
HURRY Don't Miss It!


Orlando, FL 32810
List Price: $242,400


Phone: 407-427-9832,

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2008 F11i 4x2 Super Crew IIT 2008 F250 414 Crew Cab
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DIAL 911

S -ISRP $3855 MSRP $51;380
MSRP $33,855 Save $8,000
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200B Mercury Grand Marquis 2006 Lincoln Navigator
Fully EquipggrM Loaded /ji

MSRP $25,5
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MSRP $50,990
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Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.

* Thin dense pine stands.

* Control understory
plant competition.
* Minimize tree wounds
during harvests.



* Use prescribed fire.

* Harvest low-vigor
stands and replant.
* Plant species right
for the soil and site.

A message from the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.

'05 Mustang Coupe
V6 .Auto. A C $16,950

* '03 Jeep Liberty Sport
V6, Auto, A/C, Extra Clean
STK# 640176B $14,995
* '03 Mercury Grand Marquis
26K Miles, LOADED.
STK# 640220A $13,999
'96 Ford F250
V8, Auto, A/C $3,995

* '04 Honda Accord 4DR
V6, 11K Miles, Leather, Moonroof, Local Trade
STK# 540181 B

'05 Mustang GT
!Auto. VS, Leather, I I K miles $25,977'
'5 Ford Taurus :
V6, Low Miles
SSK#P031 $10,999
a '05 Lincoln LS:
V8, Leather, Moonroof
STK#P030 $28,932
S* '05 Expedition XLT
Dual a/c, Third Row Seat, 6 year-75K Wiranty
STK# P029 $22,988
'03 Mercury Grand Marguis LS
Leather, 16K miles $13,995

All prices include rebates, plus tax, tag & title. Pictures are for illustration only.
1515 E. Jackson St. Thomasville. GA 1-800-255-1282 12291226-5133