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LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
404 LIBRARY WEST
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


GAINED


Charity
Meets Housing
Shortage

Editorial, Page 4


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138TH YEAR NO.16, 50 CENTS


Published Wednesdays & Fridays


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006


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THIS $18,000 generator installed behind City Hall is
one of the pieces of Graybar equipment that city offi-
cials are hoping to be able to purchase. (News Photo)




Mardi Gras Will


Please Families


FRAN ilUNT
Staff Writer

Home Town Get Down
"Mardi Gras," Friday night, is
promised by coordinators to
be a fun, festive, lively and
colorful family event.
County resident, Gail Jou-
bert, who has first hand expe-
rience with Mardi Gras, and
lends her expertise to creating
the event states:
"I can't stress enough, that
although many people think
of Mardi Gras, as people re-
moving articles of clothing to
have beads tossed to them,
that only takes place on Bour-
bon Street, in New Orleans,
and this is not that kind of an
event."
She explained that the Mardi
Gras in New Orleans is what
most people think of, and it
can be bizarre, but the small
towns around New Orleans
also celebrate Mardi Gras and
have parades and festivities
which are more family ori-
ented.
"This the type of family ori-
ented event we are going to
have here," she stressed.
Joubert, who volunteered to
gather most of the items to be
tossed into the crowds from
the stationary float, obtained
quality beads from a Mobile,
AL distributor, which makes
the beads for Mardi Gras.
"The items we will throw
include beads, to be thrown to
children and those of us who
are still young at heart," said
Joubert.
"All people have to do is
raise their hands and yell


'throw me something,' and v. e
will."
Also to be thrown are dou-
bloons, Frisbees, Moon Pies.
Mardi Gras cups, and small
whistle straws.
She added that even bod',
loves to wear the beads, di--
play them from automobile
rear view mirrors, and ii.e
them for decoration.
Throughout the e\ent.
which runs from 5-9 p n the
Blues and Jazz band, "Blind
Dillon and the Willon" \v.ill
provide entertainment.
Also throughout t:Ce et'e-
ning, raffle and door pri.ze
winners will be announced
Raffle tickets will sell for 11
each and there are 30--,.' 'dif-
ferent prizes to be awa:. *:d.
These include two fl', -c- ers
of Jefferson County in a Ip ier
Cherokee for two, a curdles-
Coleman drill, varioi_; .illi
certificates, three orainje
trees, an oil change. rP.'.
camping chairs, a grill--ie
propane tank, and a 'arler,
of additional items.
.Those buying tickets dJ: not
have to be present to win
There will be a Mardi Gras
Mask contest and thoilh titc
prizes have not yet beer de-
termined, Coordinator Eri,.a
Imbrunone says they v. Ill be
something that is Mardi Gr_-
oriented.
The masks will be jidged
on creativity and origin ali,'.
Coordinators and volunrreer.
will be dressed in the rl.ard,
Gras colors of purple, green
and gold, as well as colorful
clothing to suit the theme.
Local shops will also be
(See Mardi Gras Page 3)


SCity Officials Continue



Debating Ups, Downs


Of Providing Internet

SI TThe argument we wou
LAZARO ALEMAN First SteP IS To BUY make is that there is a contin
Senior Staff Writer uum here," Leinback said. "W

City officials are trying Graybar Equipm ent still have the equipment aec
city.g0we have the council on recon
decide whether they should whether the city should pursue Depending on Graybar's re- to say that we're going forwal
continue to pursue the oal of h h ..i rrnci -, .n ., ;-.wit, h h ;. "


becoming an Internet provider,
settle for mere intra-net capa-
bilities, or simply forget the
entire idea.
Internet capability is what
the city tried to have Graybar
Electric Company install. If
successful, the project would
have allowed the city,to offer
residents e-mail and access to
the worldwide web, among
other services.
Intra-net, on the other hand,
would constitute an jri-hou',e
system. It would allow ciay
workers to monitor the lift sta-
tions from City Hall and com-
municate electronically with
other city operations in a
closed system.
The question facing council
members last week was


LitC purciias UI LICe o L te equipme
which Graybar has yet to re-
move from City property.
First and foremost, however,
City officials have to answer
the more basic question of
whether the city should even
continue to pursue becoming
an Internet provider.
Last Wednesday's discussion
was long, meandering and
sometimes confusing, espe-
cially when individuals in-
dulged in esoteric tangents. In
the end, however, officials es-
tablished a plan of action of
sorts.
That plan called for Council-
man Brian Hayes to approach
the Tallahassee representative
of Graybar and present the
city's offer of buying a portion
of the equipment.


sponse '-- more specifically its
asking price for the equipment
-- will determine the city's next
step.
The first thing officials had to
settle last Wednesday was
whether the city, by rescinding
its contract with Graybar, had
in effect lost its exemption.
from the new statute prohibit-
ing municipalities from install-
ing Internet systems.
The city got the exemption
because it had entered the con-
tract with Graybar prior to
adoption of the prohibition
during the last legislative ses-
sion. By rescinding the Gray-
bar contract, wouldn't that
make the city subject to the
prohibition? Hayes asked.
Not at all, according to City
Attorney Bruce Leinback.


RANDI BRANNAN received nine arrangements of flowers at her job during a seven-
hour period on Valentine's Day. The arrangements included five bouquets of red
roses, a larger bouquet of roses, two teddy bears and four balloons, each with a lov-
ing message from her fiance, Troy Goff. (News Photo)


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wiLt tL pIroject.
The next issue then, Hayes
said, was to determine the im-
portance of the wireless sys-
tem to the operation of the
city's lift stations.
City Superintendent Don
Anderson explained that a sys-
tem to monitor the lift stations
was critical because he had
promised the Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) more than a year ago
that such a system would be
installed.
Absent the installation of
some type of monitoring sys-
tem, Anderson said the city
risked DEP fines if a lift sta-
tion malfunctioned and 'the
Spill wasn't caught immedi--
(See Internet Page 2)


Flowers

Inundate

Fiancee

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Valentine's Day proved-
memorable for local resident
Randi Lynn Brannan, as her
fiance Troy Goff professed
his love all day.
Brannan, who works at
Farmers and Merchants Bank
received her first bouquet
from Gelling's Florist at 9:30
a.m. from her fiancee.
"All of the women com-
mented on how beautiful it
v. as," said Brannan. "Then I
got something every hour.
thereafer, until 4:30 p.m.
By the end of the day, Bran-
nan had received a total of
nine arrangements within a .'
seven-hour period, including
five bouquets of red roses, a
larger bouquet of roses, two
teddy bears and four balloons,
each with a loving message.
The messages Goff sent her
included; "Cupid's aim is still
pretty good;" "Always in my
thoughts, forever in my
heart;" "You are the light that
shines in my heart;" and
"You're love is one of life's
miracles".
"I was feeling really giddy,
and I was shocked," said
Brannan. "I was thinking
don't wake me up, I want to
keep dreaming."
"I told Troy that everyone
at work says he has some
pretty big shoes to fill after
this display, but he said that
he is going to try new tactics
(See Flowers Page 12)


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Rotarians
Learn About
Internet Theft

Story, Page 6


Joe Striplin
Named ACA Head
Football Coach

Story, Photo, Page 9
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'On Golden Pond'
Opens March 5
At Opera House

Story, Photo Page 1
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PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., FEBRUARY 24, 2006

Internet 0
(Continued From Page 1)
ately, as had happened m the
past.


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor

I' brosha Larkins has been
chc sen Howard Middle School
Teacher of the Year nominee.
She has taught three years,
all of them at HMS, and is cur-
rently teaching grade 7 and 8
Language/Reading.
She holds a teaching certifi-
cate in English.
HMS Principal Juliette Jack-
son said of Larkins: "She is a
person who makes a difference
in the lives of the children of
the county and in our school.
"Enthusiasm abounds in her
language arts classroom, and
her students are always ac-
tively involved in learning.
"She incorporates a hands on
approach with the class enthu-
siastically working on projects
and applying standards she has
taught.
"Her work day often extends
beyond the school day when
she can be found providing
one on one tutoring, serving as
chair of the language arts de-
partment, cheerleading sponsor
and a member of the curricu-
lum committee.
"Her positive attitude and
love of teaching are reflected
in the outstanding quality of
the language arts and writing
program she has helped to de-
sign to improve student


achievement at HMS.
'Her caring attitude and su-
perior knowledge of her sub-
ject makes her effective with
students at all ability levels.
"She sets high standards for
herself and her students and
works hard to see that they are
-met."
Reading Coach Vernonne
Watson said: "Larkins has al-
ways displayed a high degree.
of integrity, responsibility, and
ambition. She is a leader
rather than a follower.
"She is a dependable team
player. Her good judgment and
mature outlook ensure a logi-
cal and practical approach to
her endeavors."
Larkins believes that
"knowledge is power," in the
pursuit of education.
Education holds the key to
achieving success to become
skilled and competent in one's
chosen area of expertise.
Effective techniques are es-
sential to the teacher and the
students' .productivity such as
dedication, high behavioral ex-
pectations, obvious and wide
ranging policies, a welcoming
school environment, and
strong affiliations within the
community.
Classroom techniques influ-
ence students' behavior aca-
demically, socially and
psychologically Larkins states.


"It doesn't have to be (Gray-
bai's equipment to monitor the
lift stations," Anderson said.
"But we would have to spend
$25,000 to $30,000 to get al-
ternative equipment. Whatever
it is, we need equipment to
monitor the lift stations."
Hayes again raised the point
of the topnotch quality of
Graybar's equipment, per the
opinion of an expert whom he
had personally hired to inspect
the components. If for nothing
else, the city could use the
generator to power City Hall
and other public buildings dur-
ing power outages, Hayes reit-
erated.
This last was especially criti-
cal now that the region was in
a cycle of increa-ed hurricane,.
activity, he said.
For a while, officials debated
the merits of purchasing Gray'-
bar's equipment and hoi\ much
they should offer, ith the dis-
cussion ricocheting berv.een
Internet and intraneL to the e\-
pressed confusion of several of
the participants.
Figures tossed out ranged


options
from $226,000 to $191,000 to
$150,000, depending on the
speaker and the particular sys-
tem being discussed, with
countless other figures thrown
in besides.
"I like to go back and start
all over again," Councilman
Luther Pickles said at one
point. "I don't understand
Internet but I understand intra-
net. Is $150,000 something

(See Internet Page 3)


The Jefferson
County Utility
Coordinating
Committee will
meet at
9:00a.m.Marc h
8,2006 at the::
Jefferson County
Extension Office,
275 North
SMulberry Street.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

On March 7, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, the
Monticello City Council will consider the fol-
lowing development site plan applications:

Monticello Community Temple, E. Holly
Street Building Addition

Re-plat: Lots in 600 Block of N. Jefferson
Street Riley Palmer, Owner/Developer

Copies of applications are available at City
Hall, 245 S. Mulberrl Street, Monticello,
Florida. For further information, contact City
Clerk Emily Anderson at 342-0153.


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Republican Party had little or no profile, in the county.
We wonder how many of today's Jefferson County citizens
made their choice for a similar reason.
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we returned to Jefferson County in 1988, we realized that we
should register "Republican" so we could be part of a growing
group in Jefferson county and perhaps help to bring a new
perspective to. important local debates .
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are convinced thatwe made the right decision. We Wonder if
there are others in Jefferson County who might reconsider
their registration in view of their own beliefs in what govern-
ment should be doing.
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and has become so obsessed with regaining power that they
,are willing to compromise the country, its citizens and its
national strategic interests while bringing nothing to the
debate, except negativism.
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County, We now enjoy a voter registration of over 1900 and
have a Republican on the County Commission. Our Party
holds the national House and Senate, the White House, The
Florida Legislature and Governors seat.We have a president
who confronts e\ il in the world d at the risk of sacrificing short
term popularirn That's called "leadership" and we admire and.
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you can say to me that with
that amount we will at least be
able to have the intranet sys-
tem?"
"Yes sir," Anderson re-
sponded.
The question then naturally
arose: Was it worth $150,000
to have an intranet system if
the city didn't plan to pursue
the Internet eventually, given
that a monitoring system for
the lift stations could be had
for $30,000 or so?
Or as Councilman Tom Vo-
gelgesang so aptly put it,
"We'll be running a Model T
operation with a Ferrari
engine."
That was the question that
Graybar's response would an-

Mardi Gras
(Continued From Page 1)
decorated to fit the colorful
theme.
Though the event begins at
5 p.m., King Rex will be an-
nounced at 6 p.m., officially
kicking off the Mardi Gras
festivities.
Just for fun, there will be
three fortune tellers available
to tell all of those interested
about all good news in store.
The fortune tellers make no
claim to be accurate, as it is
only designed to be fun.
There will also be food of-
fered to fit the theme of the
night.
Food items will include
Gumbo, sausage dogs, hot
dogs and more, as well as a
variety of beverages, includ-
ing beer and wine.
Vendors will be on hand
selling a plethora of items
such as art work, prints, furni-
ture, jewelry, clothing, toys
and more, as well as local
shops being open to sell and
display their wares.


swer, Pickles said. In other
words, if Graybar asking price
for the equipment was exces-
sively, the city would pursue
another option, he said.
On the other hand, if the ask-
ing price was reasonable -- and
if the city planned to pursue
the Internet eventually -- then
it made sense to invest in the
system, with the idea of ex-
panding it in future.
Hayes was instructed to meet
with Graybar's representative
at the earliest possible.
Meanwhile, Mayor Julie
Conley asked Anderson to
work up a job description for a
new city position. The individ-
ual in this capacity is to be re-
sponsible for maintaining the
system, in the event the city
proceeds with either the intra-
net or Internet system.


Will Please
The Humane Society will
have an adoption booth at the
event and will also sell Hu-
mane Society T-shirts for
$10, and packs of note cards,
with art work created by JES
art students, for $8.

JES Holds
Black History
Celebration
Jefferson Elementary school
held a Black history Month
Program Thursday afternoon.
At the program, a dramati-
zation of the "Letter From
The Birmingham Jail" was
presented.
Cherry Alexander, TCC li-
brarian, was the guest
speaker.
Special guests included
Danyell Shackleford, TCC
SGA president, Kira Pullin,
- TCC, BSU vice-president.


Unrelated Incidents Here

Result in Drug Charges


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Sheriffs Deputies recently
responded to unrelated calls
resulting in arrests on drug re-
lated charges.
Deputies Jerry Blackmon,
John Nelson and Kevin
Tharpe were dispatched to a
call on Old Lloyd Road, Jan.
25.
Investigator Chris Smith re-
ports that when deputies ar-
rived in the neighborhood of
the call, they found a 1991
Buick sedan in a ditch.


On hand were off duty DOT
Captain Marty Duncan and
the vehicle's occupants, Bran-
don Conine and John Bram-
lett.
Smith said that in the course
of establishing what had hap-
pened, the deputies discov-
ered marijuana inside of the
vehicle.
Conine and Bramlett were
both arrested at that time on
possession charges and
booked into the Jefferson
County Jail, pending trial.
The estimated value of the
seized marijuana exceeds
$400.


As of late Monday after-
noon, both remained housed
at the jail.
Conine is being held on
$70,000 bond and Bramlett is
being held on $61,250 bond.
While patrolling LUS-27, on
Jan 31, Deputy Kevin Tharpe
stopped a 1998 Buick sedan
on a traffic violation.
Smith-said that in the course
of the stop, Tharpe smelled
what he believed to be mari-
juana smoke inside the vehi-
cle.
Tharpe called for backup at
that point, and Captain Ger-
ald Knecht came to assist


him.
They searched the vehicle
and discovered approximately
$450 worth of marijuana in-
side.
The occupants of the vehi-
cle, Robert T. Williams, Ver-
non A. Faulk and a juvenile
were arrested on possession
charges.
They have since bonded out
ofjail.

Report Cards
At JCHS
Parents are advised to be on
the lookout for Jefferson
County High School report
cards.
The cards are scheduled to
be distributed, Wednesday,
March 1.


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

ERON CICHON
WA Publisher

RAY CICHON
Managing Editor

LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer


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Housing Shortage Opinion & Comment


I ie door is open a lot wider
I r low-income seniors, fami-
lies and people with disabili-
ties to find affordable housing
thanks to the response of a na-
tional charity.
From building new housing
communities for low-income
seniors in Middletown. Ohio,
and Denver. Colorado. to reno-
\ating a housing community
for low-income families in
H-layward, California, Volun-
teers of America is moving ag-
gressi\ely to combat the
nations affordable housing
crisis.
B\ creating new housing
communities and preserving
existing affordable properties.
Volunteers of America's goal
is to curb the growing number
of seniors, families and people
with disabilities who are un-
able to afford a decent and af-
lordable place to live.

As one of the largest non-
profit providers of affordable
housing in the United States.
Volunteers of America is com-
mitted to providing seniors,
families, and people with dis-


abilities a safe and affordable
place to live," Volunteers of
America National President
and CEO Charles Gould said.
"As a national, faith-based
organization, we have a moral
obligation to address one of
the great challenges in our
country the shortage of afford-
able housing for our most vul-
nerable citizens."
Nationally, Volunteers of
America and its affiliates own
and operate more than 250 af-
fordable housing communities
in 3 states that are home to
more than 20,000 people.
Additional housing commit-
tees are in the development
stages or under constitution in
12 additional locations includ-
ing Washington D.C. and
Puerto Rico. and are scheduled
for completion during the next
several years.
In testimony before Con-
gress, Volunteers of America
has urged increased funding
for federal programs that sup-
port affordable housing con-
struction in the United States
particularly housing for the
elderly.


Privilege To Seek

Office Open To All


BY REX M. ROGERS
Columnist


Nowhere in the Bible and
nowhere in the United States
Constitution does either docu-
ment specifically condone or
condemn the idea of self-
professed Christian people
running for elective office.
The bible speaks truth to
power, but it is not a religious
handbook.
The incredible beauty and
blessing of living in a free and
pluralistic society is that we
are liberated to choose. We
can choose to run for office or
not run for office. Upon elec-
tion. we can hold that office
in the public trust. The public
may choose as well-to affirm
us in re-election, or to "throw
the rascal out."
Consequently, people who
suggest. or rather vigorously
and at times vehemently, state
that Christians have no busi-
ness running for office are, to
put it bluntly, religiously and
politically ill-informed.
People who question the wis-


dom of placing a justice on the
United States Supreme Court
who is openly committed to
his or her faith, to put it
bluntly, lack an understanding
of American history.
Let me hasten to say that the
same privilege to run for office
in this free society is available
to Catholics, Jews, Moslems,
people holding other religious
persuasions, and people not
consciously holding to any
faith at all. This is as it should
be.
Access is the very strength of
the American political system
and the very definition of free-
dom.
I take umbrage only with
those Christians who run for
public oftice, arguing that we
should vote for them "because
I'm a Christian." Being Chris-
tian says something, I hope,
about their character and val-
ues, but very little about their
preparation for the task at
hand. Can they, should they
run? Absolutely. Will they do
a good job? Well, that's an-
other subject.


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Short Takes & Other Notions


MERRY ANN FRISBY

Jefferson County continues
to struggle with issues related
to increased population and
development We all owe a
debt to all the citizens, board
members and elected officials
who wrestle with these prob-
lems.
This week I learned two
things from my bird friends
that I will pass on to my plan-
ning friends. The first is that
no plan is perfect, but planning
is essential. Second is that if
you are going to attack some-
thing bigger than yourself, do
it with a reasonable plan and a
clear head.
My hubby made me a new
hanging-log bird feeder that
holds peanut butter. I have
found that peanut butter works
much better than suet here in
the south.
All year long, the mocking-
birds love to eat crunchy pea-
nut butter crammed in the


drilled holes. Until now, they
have jealousy guarded their
two feeders, dive-bombing any
bird who dared to try and grab
a snack. With the addition of
the third feeder, they lost con-
trol of their turf.
A large flock of chipping
sparrows, new to town, de-
scended on the feeders. There
were so many sparrows that
the mockingbirds had to fly
from log to log, chasing away
the sparrows but without eat-
ing anything themselves.
The task of guarding the three
logs was impossible. Each log
has several perches.
As soon as a mockingbird
flew over to defend a different
perch, a sparrow flew to the
one he had been defending. If
they could have formulated a
plan, or at least decided to
guard only two logs, they
would have at least had one
log each.
In the end, the mobs of spar-
rows were stuffed full and the


mockingbirds tongues were
hanging out. The lesson is to
establish a reasonable position
to defend in a time of crisis
and stick to it.
I usually go out for my
morning walk between 7 and
7:15. Most people head for
work around the same time.
Not every day, but many days
I encounter cars stopped along
side the road, or stopped at a
four-way stop, with marijuana
smoke billowing out of the
open windows. These people
must have horrible jobs.
Last week I saw an old car
parked. The tinted windows
prevented me from seeing the
occupants. Gauging by the cu-
mulus clouds rising from the
windows I believe that every-
one in the car was smoking
marijuana. It looked like a
toxic thunderstorm. The car
drove away as I neared.
A dashing red-bellied wood-
pecker sat on a pine branch
just above the car's parking


spot. I do not know how long
he had been seated on this
branch. I saw the flash of red
as he flew off. I looked in hor-
ror as he boldly flew towards a
red-shouldered hawk passing
overhead.
Hawks can do aerial maneu-
vers and grab a pursuing bird
in midair. Even for a tough
woodpecker, this is a very dan-
gerous thing to do'in birdom.
In fact, the woodpecker may
have been a hawk's lunch that
day. I did not see the end of
the engagement.
I do not know if the mari-
juana smoke affected the bird,
but he might have been
looped. I am not suggesting
the elected officials, our citi-
zens that serve on boards or
those that pay close attention
to planning issues are looped.
However, high emotions do
cloud judgment.
It is my view that if you are
going to take on something
big, it is worthwhile to do so
when cooled by a little time.


IT Investment Pays Off


BY DOUG CARLSON


A comprehensive Florida
State University study of infor-
mation technology use in acute
care hospitals is the first to re-
veal an overall financial bene-
fit associated with hospital
investments in IT.
The study appearing in the
January-February issue of the
Journal of Healthcare Manage-
ment shows that hospitals im-
prove their bottom line, and
could help control spiraling
health-care costs, with greater
use of IT systems.


"The implications for a
capital-straved industry are
enormous," said health-care
industry analyst Perry T.
White in an accompanying
commentary published in the
journal.
"Ihe fact that the higher per-
forming organizations in the
study without fail showed
higher levels of IT adoption is
clanging bell to those organi-
zations that have lagged be-
hind the standards of our
industry," wrote White, who is
senior manager at Pershing,
Yoaklev and Associates in Bir-


mingham, Ala.
The study. funded by the
Florida Legislature, suggests
that hospital CIEOs should look
at the long-term benefits of in-
vesting in technology.
"Our findings illuminate a
positive and significant rela-
tionship between lI use and
numerous measures of finan-
cial performances across Flor-
ida hospitals," wrote lead
author Nir Menachemi. assis-
tant professor and director of
the Center on Patient Safety at
the Florida State Universits
College of Medicine.


At a time when hospitals are
seeking ways to curb expenses.
some CEOs are reluctant to
commit to costly investments
in ne\w or better technological
systems even those that have
been shown to improve patient
safety without a clear idea on
whether or not it makes good
financial sense to do so.
Mvenachemi's study com-
bines publicly! available finan-
cial data with information oil
IT adoption from 82 Florida
hospitals.

(See Investment Page 5)


Surgeons Repair Dog's Heart


BY SARAH CAREY
University of Florida

When veterinarians and car-
diologists from the University
of Florida said "Yankee. go
home" this week, they did so
with pride and a sense of
heartfelt joint ownership.
Yankee. a tail-wagging, 7-
year-old yellow Labrador re-
triever,v ent home from UF's
Veterinary Medical Center to-
day (Feb. 3) with her actual
owners, the Stazzone family of
Satellite ,Pa ,.l, after, success-
ful open heart surgery to re-
move the bamboo barbecue
skewer from her heart.


In a collaborative procedure
involving UF veterinarians and
physicians from the Congenital
Ileart Center at UF. Yankee
\was placed on bypass for 55
minutes Jan. 27 at a surgical
research facility located near
the MRI unit that was used to
pinpoint the skewer's location.
The skewer had perforated the
dog's stomach and pierced the
heart after she ate a steak ka-
bob.
The entire operation lasted
about three hours, and pediat-
ric cardiothoracic surgeon
Mark Bleiweis, M.D.. the cen-
ter's director, was lead surgeon
on the case.
"We had ver little time to
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coordinate this thing, and the
team worked out really great."
said (iar\ Ellison. D.V.M.. a
professor of small animal su--
ler\ at iUF wiho assisted in the
procedure. "While we pro-
vided the critical care before
and alter Yankee's surgery. \ c
don't ha\e the capability of
doing bypass al our \eterinar\
hospital and we needed the hu-
man sui-eon's expertise."
Only two \eterinar\ instilu-
tions in the countrix perilorin
heart bypass procedures in
dogs and those are located in
Texas and C'olorado. Illisoni
said. adding that Y'anlkee's
condition \xould have made
traporr to anx other facility\


extremely risk\
Once the skewer was re-
mo\ ed. Bleiweis rebuilt a
damaged heart valve.
"I'm really proud ofwllat we
did. and thal \\e were able to
put this manr people from so
imain specialties together to
save this dog's life." Bleiu ecis
said. '1 ii an animal owner
and this is someone's family
member.
Blei. e\is added that although
Yankee had a severe heart in-
fection. she responded to the
procedure "better than most
people do."
"We xwere able to get her offl
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Sheriff's Department Plans

Relay For Life Fundraiser


Writer Takes Issue With


Mardi Gras Theme Here


Dear Editor:
I read with some concern
that the "Home Town Get
Down" will be having Mardi
Gras as the theme of its event,
Friday night.
This is touted as a "fun and
festive family event," but any-
one who knows what really
goes on during Mardis Gras
would never take their children
to such an event.
As parents and good citizens,
we should always abstain from
all appearances of evil in our
community," and before our
children.
No one will argue that
Maridi Gras is as pagan an
event as there is. The history
of Mardis Gras began long be-
fore we set foot in America.
In mid February, the ancient


Romans celebrated the Luper-
calia, a circus type of festival
that was a lot like the Mardi
Gras we know today.
When Rome embraced
Christianity, the early Church
decided it was better to incor-
porate the pagan rituals into
the new faith, rather than to get
rid of them altogether.
The wearing of masks be-
came popular because it hid
the identity of anyone carrying
out depraved activities, and no
one would know who they
were.

Madi Gras became a time of
debauchery that came before
the penance of Lent, tying this
pagan and wicked event to
Christianity.
The article said that "It's a


very symbolic event," but whli* coy level of debauchery during
is it symbolizing? The follow- '-the twelve days it operates at
ing is an excerpt for a website ." its current steamy level, but no
that is a city guide to New Or- impromptu ritual has every
leans on the topic of Mardi honored the American obses-
Gras: ,sion with female breasts in
-'suclh a pleading and climatic
"For drunken decadence and ',.nian, ier "
unusual mating rituals,-nothing I "t's a symbol of everything
beats the other side of Canal evil in this world and in direct
Street in the French Quarter, contradiction of the morals and
and while it's no place to bring beliefs of Christians and I find
kids, you will need an e-:tr it very offensive.
roll of film for your camera. The above excerpt describes
Mardi Gras very well except
"On Fat Tuesday, the spec- for the involvement of alcohol,
tacular finals of the gay cos- ., which saddens me even more.
tume contest take place staring-' How is it that vendors are
some of the most dynamic and elling beer and wine on the
engaging Drag Queens of rtlh, s,,,eet, of our city in plain
known world. view? Have we become a
"Authorities wish the French huge open bar?


Quarter would return to a more


Surgeon Repair Dog's Heart


(Continued From Page 4)
the ventilator and out of the
operating room without a
problem and she was standing
on all fours that same day," he
said. "It was amazing."
After the operation was com-
pleted and Yankee awakened
from the anesthesia, she was
transported back to the VMC's
small animal intensive care
unit, where she continued to
recuperate this past week.
"By Sunday night, she was
eating and walking outside,"
said Nikki Hackendahl,
D.V.M., the small animal in-
ternal medicine resident at UF
who had primary responsibility
for Yankee and monitored her
progress every day.
Yankee's woes actually be-
gan on Halloween, when the
Stazzones had steak kabobs for
dinner' and Yankee grabbed
one; "practically inhaling the
whole thing," Mary Stazzone
said. "Immediately she was
sick and throwing up, and eve-
rything I cleaned up was steak,
but no stick."
After her initial surgery,
Yankee seemed to have recov-
ered. But two months later her
condition rapidly deteriorated
and it initially appeared to be
unrelated to her previous ill-
ness.
When Yankee was admitted
to the VMC a few days prior to
surgery, her blood was not
clotting and she was anemic.
Hackendahl said. Then Hack-
endahl detected a heart mur-
mur and immediately re-
quested a consultation from

veterinary cardiologist Amara
Estrada. D.V.M.
"We did an echocardiogram
and noticed a strange linear
structure in the heart," Estrada
said. "Then we found out the
dog had a history of eating a
bamboo skewer back in Octo-
ber and surgery had been per-
formed to remove a part of it
from the dog's stomach."



Investment
(Continued From Page 4)
His team's analysis breaks
down IT investments into three
categories that affect various
aspects of hospital operations:
administrative, clinical and
strategic.

Administrative operations in-
cluded those IT systems used
in billing, payroll and supply
chain management. Clinical
operations included pharmacy
and laboratory, computerized
physician order entry and elec-
tronic health records.

Strategic operations involved
systems used for managed
care. nurse staffing and execu-
tive information. Menachemi
found improved financial per-
formance in each of the cate-
gories individually and again
when they were viewed collec-
tively.


The veterinarian who re-
ferred Yankee to UF had per-
formed a CT scan and been ex-
tremely thorough, but wood is
not visible on a CT scan,
Hackendahl said.
Thankfully, Dr. Hackendahl
discovered the heart murmur,"
Stazzone said. "We knew there
was a slim chance this would
all work out, but we did a lot
of praying on this one. We ob-
viously love Yankee very
much."
Because of the -close rela-
tionship Estrada and the veteri-
nary cardiology group have
with the human pediatric car-
diology team the two groups
round together on Wednesday
Estrada shared images from
Yankee's echocardiogram and
asked her human counterparts'
opinion.
"We were going to do infld\\
occlusion, a procedure "thif
prohibits blood flow but gives
you only two to four minutes
to open up the heart and look
inside," Estrada said. "They
said this wasn't such a great
idea due to the short time
frame and the limited access. I
asked them for help and they
readily accepted and offered to
assist us with the case."


Also playing a key role from
the veterinary college were nu-
mnerous other clinicians, in-
cluding Hackendahl, small
animal medicine associate pro-
fessor Julie Levy, D.V.M.,
Ph.D., anesthesiology resident
Andre Shih, D.V.M. and cardi-
ology resident Herb Maisen-
bacher, D.V.M. Assisting from'
the College of Medicine were
Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., a
professor and associate chair-
man of Pediatrics; Harvey
Ramirez, D.V.M., from UF's
laboratory animal services; and
Dale Clark, a blood perftision-
ist. Behind the scenes, many
others, including veterinary
college faculty and staff who
operate the small animal hospi-
tal's blood bank, worked over-
time to obtain blood
components and coordinate
what was' necessary to com -
plete the procedure.

Although Yankee developed
a systemic infection that will
continue to be treated with an-
tibiotics, she's alive and im-
proving every day, clinicians
said. Her owners said their
three daughters have been
making cards for Yankee and
can't wait to have her home.


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I wonder if these coordina-
tors would promote a "Tell
someone about Jesus" thenie
for the "Downtown Get
Down."
I ask you what message are
we sending our young people,
and the communities that sur-
round us?
They even plan to have for-
tune tellers. My, God, does
anyone read the 'Bible
anymore?
Jeffery Canady


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Jefferson County Sher-
iffs Department will host a
horseshoe tournament 10
a.m., Saturday, March 4, at
the Jefferson County recrea-
tion Park, as a Relay For Life
fundraiser.
Registration will begin at 9
a.m. and the entry fee is a $20
donation for each two person
team.


The tournament is limited to
the first 29 women's teams to
register.
First and second place
plaques will be awarded in
each category.

All proceeds collected will
go toward the American Can-
cer Society Relay For Life.

For further information, or
to register, call Cricket Ed-
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Lifestyle


Camellia Circle

Makes Corn

Husk Dolls


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer


The Camellia Garden Circle
met recently, at the home of
Jennifer French to learn the art
of making corn husk
figures/do'l-, under the instruc-
tion of member and Master
Gardener Jane Davis.
Davis brought in the mak-
ings for the dolls and everyone
participated in the program
and took her doll home.
Davis said that the beaded
flower program she wanted to
offer to the members seemed
too tedious and time consum-
ing so she brought in books to
share with those interested in
the project.
Chairman Isabelle de Sercey
opened the meeting with a re-
port from the Monticello Gar-
den Club Board meeting.
She talked with the members
about helping with the Library
Beautification Project initiated
by a call for help from Librar-
ian Linda Hamedani.
The Library yard is in need
of floral design and color, and
the club will help design a
plan.
De Sercey will have more in-
formation after the next Board
Meeting.
Members discussed the
planned field trip to St.


Augustine tentatively set for
Friday and Saturday, Mar. 17
and 18. Definite information
will be e-mailed to the mem-
bers that plan to attend.
Members talked about possi-
ble future programs, including
a "Bottle to Lamp" program.
which seemed to go over well
with the group.
The National Convention in
Orlando is scheduled for May
22 27. Anyone planning to
attend is asked to inform de
Sercey as she has the applica-
tions and information.
She also noted that it is Gold
Finch season. and urged all to
keep feeders filled with thistle
seed.
Starter rose bushes were
brought in to share with the
membership.
A few of the air layered ca-
mellias started last year were
clipped and brought in for
those members who's names
are tagged on the starter
branch.
As the camellias are in full
bloom now, county resident
Joe McClellan invites mem-
bers to come visit his residence
to do some more air layering...
or "just come by for a visit,"
he says.
Jean Brenner mentioned that
it's time to prune roses. Any-
one having questions can con-
tact her or De Sercey.


Homes Of Mourning


Pearl Randall
Pearl "Miss Lena" Randall,
age 92, a homemaker, died
Saturday, Feb. 18 in Tallahas-
see.
"1 ;: service will be 2:00 p.m.
at Boland Community Ceme-
tery in Monticello. Family will
receive friends (viewing) from
2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
February 24, 2006 at Tillman
Funeral Home.
Mrs. Randall was a native
and lifelong resident of Jeffer-
son County where she had
been a longtime active mem-
ber of New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church in the Wauken-
nah Community.
Left to mourn and cherish
her memories are her two sons
Clyde (Carolyn) Randall, Tal-
lahassee and Robert Randall of
Winter Haven, her devoted
grandchildren, Juanita Rooks
(Willie) Williams, Charlie
Randall. Sandra Rooks and
Nathan Rooks all of Tallahas-
see; Robert (Deborah) Randall
of Jacksonville; Sylvia Randall
(Bennie) Jones and Clyde Ran-
dall, Orlando and Kelvin (Ka-
trina) Randall of Atlanta, GA
along with a host of great and
great great grandchildren,
nieces, nephews and other sor-
rowing friends.
Other than her parents, Mrs.
Randall was preceded in death
by three sons, Richard
Sonn'' Rooks and Willie and
Charlie Randall and a grand-
son Richard Rooks, Jr.
Willie Lee Robinson
Willie Lee "Smilin' Willie"
Robinson age 65 an entrepre-
neur died February 15, 2006 at
home in Monticello.
The service will be at 11:00
on Saturday February 25, 2006
at Beth Page Missionary Bap-
tist Church in.Wacissa, Rev.
Issac Manning. Jr. officiating
with burial at Beth Page
Cemetery in Wacissa. Family
will receive friends (viewing)
from 2:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Fri-
day. February 24, 2006 at Till-
man Funeral Home.
A native of Wacissa. he was
a lifetime resident of Jefferson
County. Mr. Robinson, affec-
tionately known by many as
"Smilin Willie" was the opera-
tor of two businesses, Club
400 in Wacissa and Robin-
son's Pecan House on U.S. 27
South in Lamont. He was a


longtime member of Beth Page
Missionary Baptist Church.
Faced with many adversities
throughout most of-his life,
Willie's spirit, personality and
demeanor served as an inspira-
tion to many. His smile was
contagious.
Brother Willie Robinson
leaves to cherish his memories;
his devoted wife of 40 years.
Bernice; one caring son, Mi-
chael (Stephanie) Robinson,
Tallahassee, FL; one loving
daughter, Denise "Buffy"
(Larry) Smith of Jacksonville;
FL; five sisters, Ruth
Robinson, Elizabeth (Ervin)
Lewis both of Wacissa. FL and
Eva Parker, Mark Hicks and
Rebecca Robinson, all of Tal-
lahassee, FL; five brothers
Abraham (Martha) Robinson;
Isaac (barbara) Robinson and
Arthur (Minnie) Robinson all
of Wacissa; Lewis Samuel
"L.S." (Dorothy) Robinson,
Moses Robinson both of
Jasper; four grandchildren Mi-
chaela, Mia, Launna, and
Laila; two aunts, Reatha Sut-
ton, Wacissa, and Estella Cal-
hoUn, Winter Haven, his
father-in-law Abran Roberts,
Monticello; two sisters-in-law
Betty (Eugene) Norton and
Earnestine (Willie) Wood of
Monticello, FL; four brothers-
in-law, Robert Wilson and Lee
Ervin Kelly both of Wacissa,
and Richard (Jeanette) Roberts
and Abram (Willie Jane) Rob-
erts both of Monticello along
with a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives, friends and his
special pet Benji.
Preceding Mr. Robinson in
death were his parents, Abra-
ham, Sr. and Bessie Roberts
Robinson and three sisters,
Martha, Carrie and Gladys.

McMurray New
Humane Society
Treasurer
Margaret McMurray, had
stepped forward to accept the
position of treasurer of the
Humane Society.
President Caroline Carswell
said McMurray was a natural
with numbers and well suited
for the postiion.
She also has a variety of
pets, both domestic and farm
animals.


MAKING corn husk dolls at the recent Camellia Garden
Circle meeting are Jan Fontain, left, and Jean Delvec-
chio. (News Photo)



Ms. Gill, Mr. Connell


TO Exchange Vows


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Wendy Allender of Monti-
cello announces the engage-
ment of her daughter
Demonica Cheyenne Gill to
Marshall Jackson Connell.
He is the son of Jacquie and
Wade Connell, and the grand-
son of Edgar and Donna Con-
nell of Wacissa.
He is employed with C & M
Landscaping.
Gill is the granddaughter of


Marcia Lott of Monticello.
She is employed by the De-
partment of Health.
The couple are graduates of
Florida High School, and were
high school sweethearts.
They will marry 6 p.m. on
Saturday, March 11, 2006 at
the Cody Pentecostal Holiness
Church on Tram Road.
The*Reception will follow at
the church.
An invitation is extended to
all family and friends to join in
the celebration.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Rotarians were enlightened
with a PowerPoint presentation
on computer and Internet spy-
ware at their meeting, Friday.
Michael L. Murphy, Sr. a
technology consultant with In-
tralucent Digital Information
Builders, Inc. gave a "heads-
up" on computer crime.
Spyware tracks users use on
home based computers.
He used computer lingo like
"phishing," the extracting of
financial information,
"adware," and he noted that 62
billion dollars has been lost
due to "malware."

First Birthday
Jeramonie Ke'sean Atchison
celebrates his first birthday,
Monday, Feb. 27.
His parents are Jeramie
Atchison and Lashawanda
Parker.
Maternal grandparents are
Eloney Parker and Roosevelt
Parker.
Paternal grandparents are
Robert Henry and Brenda Fa-
vors.
Great grandparents are Lula
Parrish and Dan Williams and
the late Virginia Williams and
Carriebell Williams, Hulett fa-
vors.


Commodity

Distribution

Saturday
In conjunction with Eliza-
beth MB Church, New Bethel
AME Church is providing
food to needy infants, the eld-
erly and those on assistance,
from the USDA Commodities
Program and Second Harvest
Food Bank.
Distribution takes place 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at New
Bethel AME Church, 6496
Ashville Highway.
For additional information,
contact Essie Norton at 997-
5683, or 997-6929.


His agenda included defini-
tions, security risks, identity
theft, mitigation and ended
with a question and answer
session.
In other news, members
were reminded about the up-
coming Sandbagger's Annual
Classic Golf Tournament
Monday, March 6.





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Lloyd Lions Plan

Community Social


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

The Lloyd Lions Club met-
recently, and welcomed two
new members, Gloria Monroe
and Angela Scott.
Also, at this time, Lions Club
International is allowing
spouses of members to join
free of charge.
Anyone wishing member-
ship information may contact
June Campbell at 482-1863.
Members discussed plans for
their Saturday, Feb. 25 gather-
ing which is open to the
public.
Member Kevin Campbell
offered to roast a pig for the
occasion, and members will
bring covered dish items to
share, and soft drinks will be
provided, or BYO.
The community is invited to


attend this gathering to meet
the Lions Club members and
to consider joining the Club.
A bowl will be set up at the
membership table to make
community donations.
The winning raffle ticket was
drawn from the collection of
tickets sold for the Wine Bas-
ket, the winner was Debbie
Snapp.
Other ideas for projects were
discussed including Saturday
night spaghetti dinners, and a
carwash, when the weather is
warmer.
June Campbell suggested
some project monies be set
aside for the fall back-to-
school season. To be used on
five area students, for school
supplies or new school clothes.
Local Lions attended a re-
cent fundraiser sponsored by
the Crawfordville Lions Club.


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Memorial MB Church Mis-
sionary Society and the Dea-
coness Board is sponsoring a
program honoring longtime lo-.
cal Coviel Reights Activitst
Dressie Sloan, 3 p.m., Sunday.

Bethel AME Church celber-
ates its annual Evening In
White 4 p.m. Friday. Guest
speaker is Sister Stephanie


Harris,of Palace AME Church,
Havana. The event is spon-
sored by Dixon/Baker/Bailey
Women's Missionary Society.
***
Shiloh and Salem AME
Churches will hold their Youth
Day and Black History Pro-
gram, 11 a.m., Sunday, at Shi-
loh AME Church. Speaker is
Dr. Lettie White, of Monticello


DEBBIE SNAPP
staff Writer

4-H members planning to at-
tend Junior Congress in
Quincy on Saturday, Mar. 4
are to be at the Extension Of-
fice- early enough to meet the
bus departing at 8 a.m.
The District III 4-H Council
has planned this day espe-
cially for Junior 4-H'ers.
The program will be held at
the North Florida Research
Center and the cost is $5,
which will cover the transpor-
tation and lunch.
This will be a learning expe-
rience for all Junior 4-H'ers
age 8 12. Older 4-H'ers may
also attend.
This will be a chance to learn
more about 4-H and the differ-
ent-projects and activities for
members.
All sessions will be taught
by older 4-H members.
Registration and sign-in will
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Sports


Joe Striplin Named ACA


Head Football Coach


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Joe Striplin was named new-
Head Football Coach at Au-
cilla Christian Academy, and
introduced to students and
faculty Wednesday.


"We're extremely excited to
be able to hire someone of his
quality, both as a football
coach and a person," said
Principal Richard Finlayson.
"We feel confident that he
will make a positive impact
on students, both athletically
and spiritually.


ACA Girls Win


1st Three Games


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy varsity softball team now
stands 3-0 on the season after
winning the first three games
last week.
In the season opener, Lady
Warriors downed : 'aylor
County 7-4..
ACA had a total of 14 hits.
Brittany Hobbs was named
the winning pitcher. She
struck out four batters, gave
up no walks, gave up seven
hits and pitched all of the in-
nings.
In the batter's box, Hobbs
went three for four. Jennifer
Tuten went two for three, and
Shaye Eason went two for
three with a triple.
Lady Warriors blanked
Mayo 10-0.
The win came under the
ten-run rule and ended the
game in six innings.


Hobbs was named the win-
ning pitcher, struck out one
batter, gave up no walks, and
pitched four innings.
Bethany Saunders pitched
two innings, striking out no
batters and giving up no
walks.
At the plate, Hobbs went
,one for two and smacked a
triple, as did Chelsea Kinsey;
and Tuten went two for three,
had three RBI and one
double.
In the game against Hamil-
ton, ACA won 15-13.
Saunders was named the
winning pitcher, pitched four
innings and struck out three.
Hobbs pitched three innings
and struck out one.
At the plate, Hobbs went
three for four and hit a
double; Kinsey, two for two;
Keri Brasington, three for
four, three RBI and two dou-
bles; and Lindsey Day, two
for three with one RBI.


"We had more than 50 ap-
plicants for the position, and
his name kept rising to the top'
of the list," Finlayson said. '
Striplin brings .18 years
coaching experience with,
him.
He is a graduate of Lincoln
High School, where he was a
quarterback until he gradu-
ated.
He played for Valdosta
State for one year and then
went to work at Lincoln High
School as an assistant coach ,
for three years.
After that, Striplin took a
job in Panama City and
worked as a passing coordina-
tor at Rutherford High School
for eight years.
He then became offensive
coordinator at Cardinal Ritter
High School in Indiana for
five years, and for the past
two years, he served as a
passing game coordinator at
Central High School in Indi-
anapolis.
When his wife's parents
moved from Indiana to At-
lanta, Striplin began his job
search in the area.
"I heard nothing but good
news about Aucilla, its staff
and students," said Striplin.
"I heard its a school that has
large crowds during the game,
and a place with that small
home town feel.
"I sent in my resume when I
saw that the position was
available," said Striplin.
Wednesday, Striplin said, "I
met the players yesterday,
there are some tall good look-
ing running backs, some big
tough looking defensive
backs, and all around, they're
a great looking group of
kids," said Striplin.
Finlayson said that for the
first time in eight years, the
head football coach will be a
full time staff member.
"His education includes nu-
merous hours in both science
and social studies.
"Most of his teaching expe-
rience is in physical
education, but he has signifi-
cant hours in both areas.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Tigers varsity base-
ball team has four returning
lettermen, and in order for the
team to be successful, under-
classmen will have to contrib-
ute right away, said Assistant
Coach Jim Norton.
He added that Coach Al-
freddie Hightower is preach-
ing fundamentals to the young
Tigers.
"With a large number of un-
derclassmen, fundamentals
have been stressed throughout
daily workouts," said Norton.
"All of the young players
have strong work habits and
are eager to learn.
He added that at this time,
there is no set lineup, with all
positions being open.
"This will change when


Coach Hightower makes as-
sessments of each player's
skills and abilities," said Nor-
ton.
"This team will be young,
but will have lots of speed,"
said Norton. "If we can get
some people on base, we can
make some things happen
with the speed we have."
The Tigers will hit the field
in the season opener slated
against East Gadsden, 4 p.m.,
Feb: 28, here.
On the Tigers roster thus far
are Omad Kirksey, .Kimarin
Kirksey, Curtis Hightower,
Shane Broxie, Demetrious
Hicks, Andre Tyson, Breon
Parker, Malcolm Norton, Ar-
nez Ammons, Scott Goodling,
Alex Langley, Telvin Norton
and Darryl Houston.
Additional Tigers will be
added to the roster at the con-
clusion of the basketball post
season games.


ACA Blanks Bell 13-0


The Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy varsity baseball team
now stands 2-0 on the season
after downing Bell last week
for a 13-0 win.
The play of the day was
made by Colby Waddail who


smacked out a grand-slam
home-run.
Dustin Roberts pitched a
six-inning no-hitter.
Chris Tuten went three for
four including double; and A.
J. Connell went two for two.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Jefferson County High
School reports the schedule
for the 2006 track team.
Track and field action will
include the high jump, relay
races, sprints, hurdles, 'long
jumps, triple jumps, the dis-
cus throw, the shot put and
pole vaulting.
Track and filed action be-
gins for the Tigers 3 p.m.,
Feb. 21, at Maclay; 3:30 p.m.,
Feb. 28, at Lincoln; 3:30 p.m.
March 2, at Hamilton; March
4, at Chiles, time to be an-
nounced; and 3 p.m., Marc]
7, at Leon.
Relays are set: 9 Am.


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18 Years Experience

JOE STRIPLIN, left, was named Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy Head Football Coach, Wednesday. At right is Prin-
cipal Richard Finlayson.


Lady Warriors Tell


JV Softball Roster


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Aucilla Christian Academy
reports the roster for the JV
'softball team.
Coaching the Lady Warriors
this year is Frank Brown.

He is starting out with a
very young team, eight girls
arc returning, only a couple of
them last year's starters.
Because those ninth graders
will be moved up to varsity
next year, leaving the JV's
with only one then to be ninth
Grader and two eight graders,
Brown got the school to ap-
prove him moving sixth grade
players up to the JV level,
who will more than likely be-
gin next year as starters for
the Lady Warriors.


On the team are ninth grad-
ers Erin Kelly and Mallory
Plaines, who alternate as start-
ing first basemen; Nikki
Kisamore, right-field,; Kate-
lyn Levine, third base; Mi-
chaela Roccanti, second base;
Olivia Sorensen, shortstop;
Miranda Wider, centerfield;
and Savannah Williams, left-
field.
As substitutes are eighth
grader Ashley Evans, and
i'.?e. il i ;ijder Taryn Cope-
land and Lisa Kisamore.

Sixth graders on the team
include: Skyler Hanna, who
will serve as starting catcher;
Tori Self, Sunnie Sorensen,
Shelby Witmer and Keli Dol-
lar.
Serving as team managers
so they can begin to learn the
game, though they can not
play, are fifth graders Brooke
Kinsey, Ashley Schofill and
Pamela Watt.




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Saturday

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Recreation Park Directc
Kevin Aman reminds that
Saturday is the registration
day for T-ball, Coach Pitch,
Little League baseball and
girl's youth softball, 9-11 a.m.
at the park.
A copy of the child's birth
certificate must be presented
at registration and registra-
tions will not be taken over
the phone.
Aman stressed that Saturday
is the absolute deadline, and
anyone missing the deadline
will be placed on a waiting
list, without exception.
"Players will be given a
choice on playing on the same
team as last year, if they are
returning to the same league,"
said Aman.
"Or, they will be placed in a
draw, with one exception, all
girls will be placed in the
draw," he added.
Aman alerted parents that
the date by which the child
must have reached a given
age, before participating in
the league play has changed,
permanently, to April 30.
T-ball is for children ages 6-
7, who are six years old by
April 30, 2006.

Coach Pitch is for children
ages 8-9, who are eight years
old by April 30, 2006.
Little league is for children
ages 10-12, who have reached
ten years old by April 30,
2006.
Girl's youth softball is for
girls ages 10-13, who are ten
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The registration fee for T-
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youth league softball is $30.
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., FEBRUARY 24,2006 PAGE 9


SGOSPEL SING -1 Division, the address of which is:
SJefferson County Courthouse,
Sfeatur- i g names and addresses of the personal
S representatives and the personal
representatives' attorney are set
E7forth below ALL INTERESTED
J His GRACE FROM LLYOD PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
J nAll persons on whom this notice is
FEBRUARY 25, SATURDAY AT 7:00 served who have objections that
J7 challenge the validity of the will, the
Qualifications of the personal
0 representative, venue, or
J jurisdiction of this court are
SLam ont United S required to file their objections with
This Court WITHIN THE LATER
J7 OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
MJVethodist Chur ch THE DATE OF THE FIRST
S PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
J OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
SLamont, Florida DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
SOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All
SJoin us for refreshments after the sing J creditors of the decedent and other
Persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
Jl nJnl copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY WITH""E LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
IAL D THE SERVICE OF A COPY OF
DIAL .911 THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All
other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must
LEGALS LEGALS f' file their claims with this Court
S a WITHIN THREE MONTHS
In accordance with FL Statue: 2/24, c AFTER THE DATE OF THE
Public Auction March 18, 2006 @ The Jefferson County Utility FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
10:00 a.m. 1994 Strn Vin# Development Committee will meet .NOTICE. ALL CLAIM,
1G8ZJ5571RZ094046; April 1, 2006 Friday, March 3, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
J~ T0;00 a.m. 1987 Amer Vin# at the Capitol City Travel Centeir, NOT SO FILED WILL BE
1JCMU7411HT043272; 1999 Dodge Gamble Road, Lloyd, Florida. The FOREVER BARRED. The date of
Vin# IB3ES46C7YD628443; 1999 meeting is open to the public, the first publication of this Notice is
Freight Vin# 2/24, c February 22, 2006. Dated this 15th
IFUYDSZBIXPA64343; To be sold d
.as is for Towing & Storage charges. IN THE CIRCUIT COIURT OF day of February, 2006. Brain T.
Conditions & Terms at Auction. THE SECOND JUDICIAL Hayes Fl Bar. I.D. #0034687; P.O.
Dave's Towing 7261 East CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR Box 1275. Monticello, FL 32305,'
Washington St. Monticello, Fl JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA 850-997-2065. Attorney of
32344 / (850)342-1480. IN RE.: The Estate of CATHRYN Co-Personal Representatives.;
2/24/06, c B. HICKS, Deceased NOTICE OF Oliver J, Hicks, as Co-Personal
The Jefferson Community Water ADMINISTRATION 06-23-Pi The Representative of Estate of Cathryn
System Board will meet 7 pm., administration of the Estate of B.Hks CaseNo.06-23-PR
Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 395- CATHRYN B. HICKS, Deceased is 2/24,3/3/06,
Water Mill Road (Tank Site). pending in the Circuit Court of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
Jefferson County, Florida, Probate THE SECOND JUDICIAL


CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
.JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 06-48-CA; LEVERNE
, WILSON AND ELVIRA WILSON,
husband and wife, Plaintiffs, v.
FLORA BELL GILCHRIST,
MARGARET WALKER, SAM
JAMES, LIZZIE WILLIAMS,
CELIE (also known as CELIA
TUCKER), if alive and if dead their
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, judgment creditors, and
all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them; the
unknown spouses, heirs devisees,
grantees and judgment creditors of
SMARGARET WALKER, SAM
JAMES, LIZZIE WILLIAMS,
*.CELIE (also known as CELIA
TUICKER), deceased, and all
unknwon natural persons if alive,
Sand if dead or not known to be dead
or alive, their several and respective
Unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and judgment creditors,
or other parties claiming by,
through, or under those unknown
natural persons; and the several and
respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees, or
any other person claiming by,
.through, under, or against any
cuirpo iriun or other legal entity
n.inied .a a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming
:under any of the above named or


described defendants or parties or
claiming to have any right title or
interest in the property described in
this complaint Defendants. NOTICE
OF ACTION TO: FLORA BELL
GILCHRIST, MARGARET
WALKER, SAM JAMES, LIZZIE
WILLIAMS, CELIE ( also known
as CELIA TUCKER), if alive, and if
dead their unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, judgment
creditors, and all other parties,
claiming by, through, under or
against them; the unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees and
judgment creditors of MARGARET
WALKER, SAM JAMES, LIZZIE
WILLIAMS, CELIE (also known
as) TUCKER, deceased, and all
unknown natural persons if alive
and if dead or not known to be dead
or alive, their several and respective
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and judgment creditors,
or other parties claiming! by,
through, or under those unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other .person
claiming by, through, under, or
against any corporation or other
legal entity named as a defendant;
--and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact named or described
-defendants or parties or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in
the property described in this
complaint YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been filed against


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LEGALS

representative's attorney are set
forth below. All creditors of the
decedent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF TIE FIRST PUBLICATION
JF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
130) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
-NOTICE ON THEM. All other
creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with the court WITHIN
TIIREE (3) MONTHS AFTER TIHE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. The date of first
publication of this Notice is
February 17, 2006. Personal
Representative: Sara L Oetinger,
489 Oetinger Road, Monticello, FL
32344; Attorney for Personal
Representative: JACK A. HARNET


LEG.AI, S-

Attorney at Law Post Office Box
300, Quincy Florida 32353-0300
Telephone: (850) 627-7647,
Facsimile No (850) 627-7000 Fla
Bar No. 0033786
2/17, 2/24/06, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE
NO: 05-251-CA HOMECOMINGS
FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.
PLAINTIFF VS. ROBERT W.
AUSTIN, IF LIVING AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
IIEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ROBERT W. AUSTIN;
REBECCA S. AUSTIN A/K/A
REBECCA A. AUSTIN, IF LIVING
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST REBECCA


LEGALS, -

S. AUSTIN A/K/A REBECCA A:
AUSTIN; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated February 14, 2006 entered in
Civil Case NO. 05-251-CA of the
Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial
Circuit in and for JEFFERSON
County. MONTICELLO, Florida I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at NORTH DOOR,
at the JEFFERSON County
Courthouse located at JEFFERSON
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ROOM
10 in MONTICELLO, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on the 16th of March.
2006 the following described
property) as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 43 OF PARKWAY PINES
SUBDIVISION, PHASE 2 AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF. AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK "B"
PAGE 90, IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this
14th dqy of February, 2006. Carl D.
Boatwright, Clerk of the Circuit
Court. The Law Offices of DAVID
J. STERN. P.A. ATTORNEY FOR


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PLAINTIFF, 801 S. University
Drive Suite 500. Plantation, FL
33324 (954)233-8000, 05-46408
(LIT))
2/17, 2/24/06, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O
THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE
NO: 05-233-CA; US BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE PLAINTIFF VS. JANIE
LAWRENCE, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JANIE LAWRENCE;
ISRAEL LAWRENCE IF LIVING
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH
UNDER OR AGAINST ISRAEL
LAWRENCE; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION


LEGALS -
DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE
IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 14,
2006 entered in Civil Case No.
05-233-CA of the Circuit Court of
the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for
JEFFERSON County,
MONTICELLO, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at NORTH DOOR at the
JEFFERSON County Courthouse
located at COUNTY
COURTHOUSE in
MONTICELLO, Florida at 11:00
a.m. on the 16th day of March, 2006
the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit: BEGIN AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST,
JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, THENCE RUN EAST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET
MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING OF THE LAND
IIEREIN CONVEYED. FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINNING
RUN EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
255 FEET MORE OR LESS,
THENCE RUN SOUTH FOR A


LEGALS-,
DISTANCE OF 175 FEET MORE
OR LESS, THENCE RUN
NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE
EDGE OF A ROAD 255 FEET
MORE OR LESS THENCE RUN
NORTH A DISTANCE OF 148
FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID
PROPERTY BEING A PART OF
THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST,
JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA. Dated this 14th day of
February, 2006. Carl D.
Boatwright, Clerk of the Circuit
Court. THE LAW OFFICES OF
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practice seeking dedicated
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Employer Call 850-584-2778;
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Wood Worker Wanted: Basic
experience with wood working
Tools Required. Must be self
motivated and have good phone
skills. Call 997-4913 or
567-4664.
2/22 24,3/1,3,8, 10, c
Inspector Position: High School
graduate, minimum five years
experience as a Florida State
Registered or Certified
Contractor, or a One and Two
Family Dwelling Certificate.
Must be able to quality for a
Provisional Inspector
Certificate. Applications are
available online or at the
Building Official, Wallace
Bullock at 342-0223 ext. 104. or
visit the Jefferson County
website www.co.jefferson.f.us
2/22 24, 3/1,3, c
Driver Covenant Transport.
Excellent pay & Benefits for
Experienced Drivers, O/O,
Solos, Teams, & Graduate
Students. Bonuses Available.
Refrigerated Now Available.
(888)695-7279 x19.
2/24, fcan
Taking Applications. Our
business is striping, seal coating,
asphalt repair, etc. Ideal
candidate can take on anything
and do it right without
supervision. EOE. Druggies
need not apply. 545-1776.
9/23, tfn
Cashier, available to work shift
work and weekends ()@ Capital
City Travel Center. Call Sharon
a 997-3538, ex. 4
1/25. tfn
AUTOMOTIVE
1993 Ford F250 New Tires,
brakes, tune-up. $4,500.
1995 Ford Crown Victoria new
tire, looks and drives like new.


Reduced to $3,500. Below
NADA Book.
997-6806 Wilson Auto, LLC.
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AUTOMOTIVE
'89 Astro 18ft. with trailer good
condition
'89 Mariner 135 HP. Excellent
condition Twin Fish Finder
12/24 v; Trolling motor. $3,800
Firm! Home: 997-4081, Cell
339-2406
2/1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, rd

FOR RENT
Prime downtown office space
now available in Cherry Street
Commons. Jack Carswell,
997-1980. 11/30,
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One bedroom on acre. Partially
furnished, no pets, $575 per
month, credit check. 997-6991
Country Living 1 bedroom, 1
bath, $450 997-6653.
2/1,3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, pli
1- Room Studio Apartment,
Furnished with bathroom,
utilities included. No deposit, no
lease, month-to-month,, $350.
550-5341 '
2/24, 3/1, c

SERVICES
Backhoe Service: Driveways,
roads, ditches, tree and shrub
removal, burn piles. Contact
Gary Tuten (@ 997-3116,
933-3458.
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Handyman, Professional home
repair and cleaning. Drywall,
siding, gutter, painting, int./ext.
call 997-3587, 251-4575 cell.
2/22, 24, 3/1, 3, pd
Appliance Repairs: washers,
dryers, stoves, refrigerators.
Owned and operated by Andy
Rudd. 997-5648. Leave
message.
2/11-tfn
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530. quick responses.
6/22. tfn
Peter Satellite -- Your Satellite
dealer. We offer equipment,
installation, repair, parts, and
promnt service. We also offer
Go-Karts, utility trailers and
mo-..... Located at: 1150 Old
Lloyd Road, Monticello, Fla.
850-997-3377
1/2: *"4
Healthy Weight Loss available
only at Jackson's Drug,
Hoodiacol is designed to curb
the appetite, burn fat and
increase energy levels resulting
in considerable weight loss over
time. Hoodiacol consist of 3 key
ingredients incorporated into
rice bran oil with natural
flavorings to give it a palpable
taste. In addition to weight loss,
you may see benefits for the
hair, skin and nails from the
Omega 3 and Omega 6 found in
rice bran oil. Hoodia gordonii is
a cactus found in the Kalahari
Desert of South Africa.
Unsurpassed as an appetite
suppressant, it not only limits
appetite but increases the sense
of satiety. This tends to limit
total caloric intake by 30-40%
without experiencing hunger.
Significant weight loss should
result from such a drop in
caloric intake.
s/d 5/18, tfn
Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for assessment
of your needs. 997-3553. UPS
NOW AVAILABLE
1/19-tfn


FOR SALE
Barnyard Roaming Rhode
Island Red Roosters $10
Purebred Limousin bull, born
7/04 $1000. Call 997-0901 Leave
message or 997-3568 ask for
Debbie.
pd
Dining Room Table Seat 6 &
China Cabinet Made from Red
Cherry wood $600 for both Call
99"-8232.
2/24. 3/1, 3, 8, pd
Old China Cabinet $200, Large
Table & Chairs $200, 5 pc
wicker set w/custom cushions
$500, New Hotwater heater $75
call 850-997-2512.
2/15, 17,pd
Registered 6 years old dark bay
thoroughbred Philly $2000 Call
Mike 519-6506.
2/8 2/28, pd
2001 F350, Diesel Cure Cap
Duly, $20,000 Call Mike
519-6506.
2/17/27, pd .
Treadmill $500, Gas Grill with
side burner $25 (OBO) Call
997-4253


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foot. 4 bedroom, 2 bath for
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850-576-2105.
11/11, tfn
5 Bedrooms! 3 Baths! Plenty of
room! Buy for under $550 a
month. 850-576-2105.
11/11, tfn
FIRST TIME home buyers. If
you have enough money for a
deposit on an apartment you
can probably own your own
home. Call 850-576-2105.
DISCOUNTED MODELS -
Only 2 homes left, must go! Save
$$$$ Call today! 850-576-2105.
11/11,tfn
Custom 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800
sq. ft. home on beautiful one
acre lot. Two screened porches,
huge upstairs bonus room.
Jennifer Maxwell 556-6653.
Century 21 First Realty.
2/24, pd
Timber and land tracts of 1,000
acres or more wanted ;Lu
immediate acquisition. All cash
buyers. Contact Mark Allender.,
broker phone 352-281-3767



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$115,000 3/2 MOBILE /3 AC'S Lloyd MANY EXTRAS
3 CARPORTS, 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS
$129,900 3/2 HOME/LOT In town LIKE NEW
RENOVATION, HARDIBOARD SIDING
$129,900 2/2 HOME/2 1/2 AC'S COUNTRY STARTER
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$163,000 3/2 HOME/I AC Lloyd HISTORIC FIXER
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$500,000 10,000 SF BLDG. ON 16 AC'S Hwy. 90 East
RECENTLY AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
$622,000 9,470 SF COMMERCIAL BLDG 140x180 LOT
WILL 32 PARKING SPACES, 40 OFFICES, TWO
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EACH OFFICE IS INI)DEPEENIENTIY OWNED AND OPERATED


NOTICE OF SALE


Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Jefferson County, Florida. located at
1490 West Washington Street, Monticello, Florida 32344 will receive bids for the sale of
the following described property owned by the School Board of Jefferson County,
Florida: '**

OLD ADULT EDUCATION SCHOOL
700 EAST DOGWOOD STREET
MONTICELLO, FLORIDA'

PROPERTY APPRAISER PARCEL TD NUMBER
00-00-00-0370-0000-0101

This property is being sold "as is" and no representations are made or implied as to
zoning, access, or its suitability for any intended or specific purpose. The parcel is
situated in the City of Monticello in Jefferson County, Florida.

Bids will be publicly opened at 2:00 p.m. on March 7, 2006 in the board room of the
district office. No bid will be opened it' received after 2:00 p.m. Please mark on'the
envelope, "Old Adult School Sale Bid Opening 2:00 p.m. March 7, 2006."

The School Board of Jefferson County reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
By:
Fred Shofncr, Chairman
Jefferson County S-hool Board

Phil Barker, Superintendent
Jefferson County School Board


Friday Night @ the Opera House
6:30-11:30pm
$25 DollarDonaltonfor ticket include:
Live Music!! Food & Drinkl! Lots of fun!!
'Door Prizes!! SilentAuction!!
AIl Proceeds to Benefit:
Relay for Lfe, JC Humane Society & JC Senior Center


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(850) 997-4340
Country Livinq Under Contract 2000 dou-
ble wide 3 bedroom 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
$87,500

Look at This! Comfortable 4 bedroom 3 bath
home on five fenced acres w/guest house 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

Choice Property 29 acres of beautiful forest
and fields near the edge of town $290,000

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 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 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 close to town on West Groover-
ville Road only $14,500

Christmas Acres 3 bedroom 2 bath mobile
home on 3 acres with a big deck, carport and
a workshop $96,000


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

Realtor Tim Peary
850-997-4340
See all our listings)
www.TimPeary.com
(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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'On Golden Pond'

Opens March 3

At Opera House


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor
The curtain rises 8 p.m. Fri-
day, March 3 on the Opera
House Stage Company's pro-
duciton of "On Golden Pond."
This is the play that became
a movie starring Katherine
Hepburn and Henry Fonda,
and which recently was
brought back to Broadway.
"On Golden Pond" is a ro-
mantic comedy with drama, or
a drama with a lot of romantic
comedy, depending on one's
outlook,
It has been an audience


pleaser both on the stage and
on screen.
Dinner at 7 p.m. before the
show is available by reserva-
tion at 997-4242, on the Friday
and Saturday evenings of
March 3,4, 10 and 11.
Tickets for dinner and the
show are $25 for members,
and $30 for non members.
Show only is $12 for mem-
bers, $15 for others. Curtain
time is 8 p.m.
A Sunday matinee at 3 p.m:,
March-5, is discounted for
those over 60 and under 16.
For additional information,
call the Opera House at 997-
4242.


"ON GOLDEN POND" opens at the Opera House, Friday Jack Williams and Jan Rickey. Back left,' Lisa
March 3, and runs two consecutive weekends. Here the Reasoner, Jonathan Counts and Chris Peary. Not pic-
cast pauses during rehearsal for a photo. Front, left tured is Bill Tellefsen.


Flowers Inundate Fiancee


(Continued From Page 1)
every year," said Brannan,
"All I gave him was a
stuffed animal and a card,
nothing that compares to what
he did for me," she said.
Brannan said she didn't
think he had planned the mul-
tiple deliveries. "He's a spur
of the moment kind of person.
"He's my best friend," she
added.
Goff said he did not have
any idea what he was going to
do for Valentines Day in ad-
vance.
"I didn't know what I was
going to do until I got in the
flower shop and began to look
around," said Goff. "I could-
n't make up my mind then it
hit me all at once," he added.
"I would send her a little bit
of everything.
"I think next year, I'm go-
ing to do something a little bit
more," said Goff. "Step it up


a bit and keep the romance
going strong," he said.
Brannan and Goff will be
come man and wife, 2:30
p.m., Saturday March 18 at
the Calvary Baptist Church in
Monticello.

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