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Bright Hopes

For Solar

Energy

Editorial, Page 4
II


Haunted Ghost
Tour Draws

24 Participants

Story, Page 6


Volunteers Seek

Donations -For
Hurricane Relief

Story, Page 11
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VWF Post

Holds Awards
Banquet

Story, Photos, Page 14
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Wednesday Morn ng


Published Wednesdays & Fridays


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LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

Jefferson County Citizens
for a Sustainable Future -- a
group calling for planned and
managed growth -- will hold a
panel forum and public discus-
sion 7 p.m. Friday at the
Woman's Club.
Charles Pattison, executive
director of 1000 Friends of
Florida and a former division
director for community plan-
ning in the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA),
will be the guest speaker.
Pattison will discuss sustain-
able growth issues for the re-
gion, as well as answer
questions from the public.
"We eagerly encourage the
attendance of government offi-
cials," said Susan Anderson,
president of the organization.
Other of the group's officers
include Fred Williams, vice
president; Wayne Searcy, sec-
retary; and Tom LaMotte,
treasurer.
The group's emergence as
an organized force occurred
relatively recent, triggered in
large part by concerns about
two large-scale Comprehen-
sive Plan amendments that are
still working their way through
the DCA review process.


THE Wideman-Crew Home, 1100 Pearl Street, is one of the stops of the Tour of
Homes, March 25, 26, sponsored by the Historical Association.




Cn u lty ne of l hest


In Flori da For Obesity


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

Jefferson County is one of
seven rural counties in the
state with the highest percent-
age of obese people, according
to an article in the February is-
sue of Florida Trend
Magazine.
The article, titled "An Epi-
demic of Fat" by Amy Keller,
cites statewide statistics show-
ing that the county's body
mass index (BMI) -- a meas-
urement of body fat based on
height and weight -- is 28.21.
Normal BMI is considered to
be between 18.5 and 24.9.
Obesity is defined as a BMI
greater than or equal to 30.
Other counties in the north
Florida area identified as hav-
ing high percentages of obese
residents are Holmes, Wash-
ington, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty,
Gadsden, Madison, Taylor,
Nassau, Bradford, Putnam and
Levy.


But Jefferson ranks among
the seven heavyweights, along
with Liberty, a BMI of 28.16;
Gadsden, a BMI of 27.92; and
Madison, a BMI of 27.88.

Diet Is Linked
To Education,
income Level V
The research establishes a
link between obesity, income
level and education, according
to the article.
Thus, Jefferson and the other
counties with the highest per-
centages of obese people also
rank as the state's poorest and
least educated, in terms of col-
lege graduates.
Jefferson County, for exam-
ple, ranks 36 in the state in per
capital income. At the same
time, 33.9 percent of its resi-
dents are considered obese,
compared with the state aver-
age of 22.3 percent. And 13
percent of its households re-
ceive food stamps, compared


with the state average of 9 per-
cent.
In the area of education,
16.9 percent of the county's
residents have a college educa-
tion, compared with the state
average of 22.3 percent.
Compare that with Martin
County, which ranks 2 in the
state in per capital income. The
percentage of obese residents
in Martin County is 15.2; the
percentage of households on
food stamps is 3.2; and the
percentage of college educated
residents is 26.3 percent.
Lifestyle has much to do
with the problem, according to
the article. It makes the point
that traditional Southern fare is
not a problem "when the in-
gestion of higher calorie foods
(is) offset by labor-intensive
activities."
In today's world, however,
many people still adhere to
calorie rich diets while leading
sedentary lifestyles.
As the level of education in-
(See Obesity Page 11)


County Jail inmate Attacks,

injures Correctional Officer


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

An inmate at the County
Jail, was charged with aggra-
vated battery with a deadly
weapon and attempted escape,
after attacking a Correctional
Officer, recently.
Inmate Ryan Harris, at-
tacked Correctional Officer
Richard Colson, with a piece
of metal removed from a
wheelchair.
Major Bill Bullock reports
that on Feb. 27, Deputy Steve
Pearson was on patrol near
the jail when he received a
call that there was trouble in
the jail.
Upon his arrival, Pearson
immediately went to the
booking area were he learned


that Colson had just been at-
tacked by Harris.
Harris, who had allegedly
been ill, hit Colson on the
head with a metal part that
Harris had disassembled from
a wheelchair, when Colson
had momentarily turned his
back on Harris.
The wheelchair was in the
cell as a medical aid.
In response to the attack,
Colson overpowered Harris
and forced him away from
him, and backed out of Harris'
cell.
Harris attempted to force
his way out of the cell, but
Colson successfully prevented
him from getting out and
locked the cell door.
Colson called for assistance
after locking down the cell.
Correctional' Officer Jer-


emy Holton, who was re-
sponding to a signal from
Colson, arrived and adminis-
tered first aid to Colson, who
sustained a split scalp and
was bleeding badly from the
wound in his head.
Pearson, who was joined by
deputies Kevin Tharpe and
Corporal Gerald Knecht, en-
tered Harris' cell and found
him on the floor.

The wheelchair was re-
moved from the cell and
deputies searched the cell to
assure that there was nothing
there that could be used as a
weapon and secured the cell.
Harris has been in custody
for approximately 20 months,
awaiting trial on other
charges.


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But concerns about the
trends of development in the
county have long been perco-
lating in the community and
among individual members of
the group.
What the JC Citizens for a
Sustainable Future hope to ac-
complish, in the words of An-
derson, is "to be an education
and outreach organization to
help convey the message that
growth should be planned and
managed carefully in order to
have a sustainable community
for the long-term."
"It's our contention tnat we
want to be more than a bed-
room community," Anderson
said Monday. "We want to be
a vital and intact functioning
community with all the aspects
of a good social environment,
high quality of life, and educa-
tional opportunity."
Added Williams: "We also
want to avoid the problems
that other communities have
experienced because of urban
sprawl. Hopefully, we will
also avoid some of the finan-
cial issues and difficult situa-
tions that other communities
have gotten into."


Another issue of concern to
the group -- it's at least a pri-
mary concern of Anderson's --
is the protection and preserva-
tion of agricultural land.
"We're losing agricultural
land faster than any other state
in the nation," Anderson said,
adding that the Comprehensive
Plan is the only mechanism
that protects farm lands.
She cited the situation in
Germany and other European
counties, where she said farm
lands have now become so
precious that farmers must be
board certified to live on the
land.
"We don't want this to hap-
pen in this country and it will
happen if we don't protect our
ag land," Anderson said.
"We've already declined to the
point that ag land is so expen-
sive that young people can't af-
ford to farm anymore."
Anderson said the group also
was concerned about the Wa-
cissa River basin and the im-
pact of development there,
given that large tracts in the
area were slated for conversion
from timberland to residential
(See Smart Growth Page 11)

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Staff Writer


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CHILDREN at the Boys and Girls Club enjoy new play-
ground equipment purchased with designated funding
from a Physical Education Program state grant. (News
Photo)


P laines Pre- ualifies

For 3rd Term As Judge


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer


Seven months yet to go be-
fore the next election, and can-
didates already are beginning
to pre-qualify.
The first to do so is Judge
Bobby Plaines, who is seeking
a third term as county judge.
Plaines pre-qualified last
week, according to the elec-
tions office.
First elected to the judgeship
in 1996, Plaines ran unop-


posed in 2000. The Legislature
subsequently changed judicial
officers' terms to six years, so
that Plaines did not have to run
in 2004.
If reelected, Plaines' next
term would extend until 2012.
Although the official qualifi-
cation for non-judicial candi-
dates isn't until July, that
period is in May for judicial
officers. Candidates can pre-
qualify at almost any time,
however.
(See Plaines Page 3)


The County Sheriffs Office
is seeking information on
missing county resident,
Bobbi Jean Tew.
Tew was last seen April 27,
2005 at Tennessee Village in
Tallahassee.
Tew, 34, DOB 6-22-1971,
is a white female, 5' 8" tall.
She has brown hair but eye
color and weight are un-
known.
Leon and Gadsden counties
had been seeking information
since her disappearance, and
now require the assistance of
Jefferson County residents in
the matter.





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BOBBIE JEAN TEW
If residents have any infor-
mation on her whereabouts,
they are asked to call Major
Bill Bullock at the Jefferson
County Sheriffs Office at
997-2523.


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DOROTHY LEWIS, County Farm Bureau Women's Committee Chairman and Ronald
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'On Golden Pond' Nostalgic,

Humorous, Comedic, Continues


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor

The Opera House Stage-
Company's production of "On
Golden Pond" opened Friday
to an appreciative audience.
The theme of the play en-
compasses the relinquishments
of advancing age, and the co-
medic moments arising from
'those characteristics of age,
when the body no longer func-
tions as it once did.
There are echoes of Eugene
O'Neil's "Ah, Wilderness"
woven throughout the show.
Before discussing the per-
formance, it is important to
point out the superb set single
handedly created by Colin
Rolfe.
The Thayer cabin, complete
with fireplace and stairway to
,the second floor, is expertly
designed, and perhaps the most
expensive set ever mounted on
the Opera House stage.
Kudos go out to the Produc-
i!tion Crew including: Judi Per-
i]sons, stage manager; Bob Dav-
Tison, rainmaker; Aramis Pen-
:'ton, backdrop art; Bill Hatcher,
ZIlights; Jan Rickey and Persons,
Productions.
Without a doubt the single
Most impressive bit of stage
business is the incredible
.I storm raging outside the cabin
;windows, with rain cascading
down the glass, thunder crash-
Iing and lighting flashing.
Bruadv. a-, could do no better.
On to the plain : No doubt
S his \~is notl an ea_~y pla for
Director George Hool:. a. ,. 1th
['..o nirin character as actors.
b':th of \t lion ha \e pre\ lously
directed, one can IueSS [hat
there mai, haje been diJfel-
ences of opinion as to lihou
-.cne:, should be pla.ed.


Whether or not this is true,
the audience would be no
wiser, but most directors will
agree, it is always challenge to
direct another director.
That having been said, Jack
Williams as Norman, in a play
he says he, always wanted to
perform, is in his element. He
is cranky, and ill tempered,
and while there is no real tan-
trum of the type Williams is
king, he played the part effort-
lessly, suggesting that he was
not acting at all, but just being
himself.
Of course, this is not the
case, at all, but is good acting.
.Jan Rickey, as Ethel, plays
the part as one would expect.
She humors her husband, has
gotten used to his ways, and
knows when to humor him and
when to set him straight.
The couple project the real-
ity of the Thayers, who have
been married 48 years and un-
derstand each other's quirks.
Bill'Tellefsen as Charlie, the
mailman, combines humor
with the seriousness of deliver-
ing the mail, and has some
choice lines to provoke
laugher from the audience.
Lisa Reasoner, as Chelsea
Thayer, is the distant daughter,
infrequent visitor, and despite
her best efforts, can't seem to
get along with her father.
She plays the part as written.
Chris Peary, as Chelsea's boy-
friend who happens to be a
dentist, creates his persona.
He speaks in a register
Iovler than his normal speak-
ing \(ice borders on the .nobb-
bish. and has some man elous
lines in discussm,;n sleeping ar-
rangements v. hl Norman.
v. lihen he and Chel-kesa conime
' ,st He can be both jlif'. and
deadl\ serious in his interpre-
tation
His portra:,al of seeing a


bear m the woods, while comi-
cal, is all the same believable.
SThough his part is brief,
Peary creates his own charac-
ter and interpretation, which
are diametrically opposite his
real self.
Jonathan Counts as Billy
Ray, Jr. is a typical teenager,
and has. the actions, attitude,
and lingo down pat.
S Counts was bitten by the
acting bug some years ago
when JCHS had a drama club,
and the bite has never healed.
He has been seen often in
Stage Company Productions
and played a variety of parts
form the mundane to the chal-
lenging Romeo.
The play continues Friday
and Saturday with Carrie Ann-
and Company catering a din-
ner at 7 p.m., and perform-,
ances at 8 p.m.
Reservations are required for
dinner and can be made at
997-4242.
SDon't miss the show, it-is
nostalgic, poignant, and hur
morous, all at the same titne.


Historical
Association
Meets
The County Historical Asso-
ciation met Monday, Feb. 20 at
the Wirick-Simmons House
and heard a presentation by
guest speaker Roger Barrett,
local artifact collector, and
amateur archaeoloiist
He spoke of his e\perlence
acquiring his artifact
collection. and provided a
glinipse into Jefferson
Counn'- ancient past. \\hen
people hunted long-e\tinct
mastodon and fashioned finely
crafted stone tools and potter\,.


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Local Farm Bureau Takes


Part In Food Check Out Day


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

The County Farm Bureau re-
cently participated in the An-
nual Food Check-Out Day
celebration in Tallahassee, at
the Ronald McDonald House.
Jefferson County, and other
surrounding County Farm Bu-
reau's, donated more than
$800 worth of fresh, Florida-
produced fruits, vegetables,
and meat products to the char-
ity.
The group also donated gift
certificates for Dairy products
as well.
Food Check-Out Day is cele-
brated during the first week of
February, as the number of ac-
tual working days that it takes
the average American family
to earn enough .money to pur-
chase their year's supply of
groceries.


According to research by
USDA, it takes just about 35
days to earn money for a
year's supply of groceries.
Tax-Freedom Day is cele-
brated during the middle part
of the month of May each
year.
This is when it takes that
same American family to have
earned enough money to pay
for all the family taxes for the
entire year.
"What this tells us is
simple," said Dorothy Lewis,
local Farm Bureau Women's
Chairman for the County Farm
Bureau.
"Food is still a bargain in
America. We enjoy the safest,
most abundant, and most af-
fordable food supply of any
country in the world."
The North Florida County
Farm Bureau's have been do-
nating food to the Tallahassee
Ronald McDonald House for


MONTY AND HILDA MORGAN held a grand opening at
their Carquest store, Thursday and provided lunch to
visitors. (News Photo)


Carquest Holds Grand

Opening Thursday


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Mont) Morgan celebrated
his 47th birthday, Thursday.
'Aihtlj[l rjnl.Open ing of hii. ,.
CarQuest Auto Parts store lo-
cated at 535 South Jefferson
Street.
CarQuest hours are Monday
through Friday ,8 a.m. 5:30
p.m. and on Saturday 8 a.m. -
3 p.m. Calls can be made to
997-5207.
Morgan invited the commu-


nity to tour his new facility
and meet his family and his
staff and to visit with the Car-
.Quest team that had come into
town to help with the Opening.
Inrage automobiles \%ere
stationed in the pgriing lot to
be \iex ed by the atentdees.
Attendees signed up for
goodie bags, door prizes, and
chances to win a few CarQuest
gift items.
A free lunch of hamburgers,
hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks
was provided.
The Grand Opening was well
attended.


about 10 years.
Ronald McDonald Houses
provide a "Home away from
home," when families have
small children staying in local
hospitals.
"This is a great facility, and
also a great charity, and we are
glad to but groceries for the
folks that are staying at the
Ronald McDonald House in
Tallahassee," added Lewis.


Three Sisters"
Host Guest
Chef Program

RAY CICHON
Managing Editor

.The recently inaugurated
Guest Chef Program, Thurs--
days, at Three Sisters Restau-
-rant has met with great
success.
Among the first guest chefs
have been Mary Frances
Drawdy, Ferd Naiughton,
Brenda Earle, Jan Wadsworth,
and Tom Klein.
Future guest chefs, and the
dates they will prepare their
specialties include:. Lindsay
Davis, Great Adventure Outfit-
ters, March 9; Michael Hum-
phrey (Murph), County
Forester, March 16; Calvin
Fender, Sysco Food Service,
March 23.
In April, Corin Beckingham,
Imagine Interiors, will also be
a guest chef
Three Sisters will also host a
free informative luncheon for
Humana Health Care, Thurs-
day, March 23.
Medicare changes and op-
tions will be discussed at the
luncheon.
For information and reserva-
tions, call 321-7102.
Watch the Monticello News
for times and dates of other in-
formative lunches.



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:ORTUNE TELLERS at Mardi Gras were from
)iane Simpson.


left: Helen Love, Krista McManus, and ADRIENNE HAMILTON paints the face of Randy Lewis during the recent Mardi Gras
downtown.


MARDI GRAS King Rex, Dan Schall
beads.


and his Queen Alana Chambers bedecked in


Plaines
(Continued From Page 1)
Other elective offices up for
reelection this year are:
County Commission seats 2
and 4, currently held by com-
missioners Eugene Hall and
Skeet Joyner respectively;
City Council seats 1 and 2,
currently held by council
members Gerrold Austin and
Tom Vogelgesang
respectively; and
School Board seats 2, 3 and
5, currently held by Beverly
Sloan, Fred Shofner and Ed
Vollertsen respectively.
Elections Supervisor Marty
Bishop says the primary will
be held Sept. 5 and the general
election on Nov. 7.

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THE JEFFERSON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD

Announces the regular school board meting to
which the public is invited. The meeting will
be held at the
Desmond M. Bishop
Administration Building on Monday,
March 13, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.

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 district office


MONTICELLO

NEWS
YOU CAN'T BE WITHOUT IT!!


HALEY WINCHESTER, left and Corin Beckingham smile for our camera. (News Pho-
tos)


2 Local Men Arrested

On Drug Charges


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
Two city residents, Marcus
SWilson, 25 and Randall
Walker, 48, were arrested Fri-
day night and charged with
possession of crack cocaine.
Sgt. Roger Murphy reports
that at 9:30 p.m., Friday,
MPD Cpl. Toby Ward was on
patrol, driving along Park
Street near Howard Middle


School, when he noticed a ve-
hicle being driven in the
wrong lane of traffic.
Ward activated his emer-
gency lights, signaling the
driver to stop, however, the
driver sped away.
Ward turned around to
catch up to the vehicle, which
pulled into the driveway of a
residence.
Ward observed the driver
exit the vehicle and start run-
ning toward him.


When was

the last

time you

made an

investment

that saved

lives?


Ward exited his vehicle and
ordered the driver, Wilson, to
stop, which he did, and was
taken into custody.
Cpl. Eddie O'Neal, who was
patrolling nearby, and re-
sponded to assist Ward, lo-
cated a passenger, Walker, in
Wilson's vehicle.
O'Neal also observed a bag-
gie of crack cocaine lying on
the front seat.
Both men were arrested and
charged with possession of
crack cocaine.
Wilson was additionally
charged with driving with a
suspended license and attach-
ing an improper license plate.


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Monticello News
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Though we think of solar
power as a new discovery, an-
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vative ways to use solar
energy. Among them, the
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all developed ways to use solar
warmth for their homes, in-
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From Our

TEN YEARS AGO
March 6,1996
With the biennial Tour of
Homes slated for Saturday and
Sunday, March 30 and 31, the
Jefferson County Historical
Society has provided the list-
ing of stops on the tour.
The Ku Klux Klan will be in
:town about two hours midday
:Saturday Sheriff Ken Fortune
confirmed Tuesday.
This county is one of 11
counties that the state awarded
an ENABL (Education Now,
Babies Later) grant to help
prevent childhood pregnancy
and to educate the public on
the issue.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 5, 1986
Sex education will not be of-
fered as a regular course at
JCHS anytime soon despite the
fact that the ratio of births to
local unwed mother is the third
highest rate in the state.
Well, there's no question
:about it now. County Commis-
sioners will have to get serious
'about establishing fire protec-
Ition services for rural
residents, because the City of


Saway trom the grid or during
blackouts.
Consumers can harness the
power of the sun for them-
selves more easily than ever.
Solar panels you see on build-
ings and homes have been
available on the market for
decades. New systems which
incorporate solar into roofing
singles are now aesthetically
pleasing, efficient and durable.
2006 ushers in new tax cred-
its for solar energy technolo-
gies and consumers may also
be eligible for state rebates.
For more information, con-
sult with a tax professional,
contact the Internal Revenue
Service at www.irs.gov, or
check out www.doe.gov for
the latest in tax credit informa-
tion.
Sunlight isn't only used to
generate 'electricity. It is also"
used to heat water, which can
be used to warm homes and
businesses.
Solar-powered radiant heat-
ing systems run some indus-
trial processes and drive
turbines to generate electricity.
Many solar thermal tech-
nologies have been used in
homes for decades and can last
more than 20 years.
Experts believe that solar en-
ergy technologies can benefit
this nation in many ways.
They have the potential to
help diversify this country's
energy supply, reduce the de-
pendence on imported fuels,
improve air quality, offset
greenhouse gas emissions and
stimulate the economy by
helping to create jobs in the
manufacturing and installation
of solar energy systems




Files
Monticello does not plan to re-
spond to fires outside the city
limits after September 30.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1976
School Superintendent Des-
mond Bishop addressed Flor-
ida school administrators dur-
ing a four day meeting of the
American Association of
School Administrators held
February 20 in Atlantic City.
Bishop's address was entitled
"The Next 200 Years."
Regning Watermelon Queen
Debbie Ehler will be partici-
pating in the Azalea Pageant
this weekend in Palatka.

FORTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1966
The.Melvin Daniel Home
was badly damaged by fire
Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Sally was critically
Bradshaw injured in an auto-
mobile accident.
James Scott of the Florida
Highway Patrol has just been
transferred to duty in this area
and will help Trooper Wallace
Blount in policing the high-
ways of Jefferson County.


Letter Writers Spark Debate


So there we were at the Ta-
ble of Knowledge, where all
problems large and small are
solved (?), and the subject of
letters-to-the-editor came up.
One fellow allowed as how
he was sick of reading letters
from Don and Cindy Lee."
Thev are all the same, he said.
That sparked a spirited debate
over whether this newspaper
should limit the number of let-
ters one could write per month
or quarter or whatever.
Some thought that was a
pretty good approach and oth-
ers didn't want any
restrictions.
No unanimous conclusion
,was reached' which -;is:, pretty
typical for the Table of Knowl-
edge despite my. earlier .tongue
in check comment about ha-
bituds solving all problems
large and small.
The comment about Don and
Cindy Lee's letters is not the
first time people asked me why
we continued to run their let-
ters so frequently.
Answer is, of course, be-
cause they write them fre-
quently.


Publisher's

Notebook

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Ran Cic/ion


Here's my take on the letters
to the editor discussion.
1 believe healthy debate is
good for a community. I be-
lieve,:it is' through discussion
and debate that we learn fiom,
each other and often moderate
our views by what we've
learned.

We are a community dealing
with growth and development.
Some welcome it, some don't.

Admittedly, that is the short
hand version of the debate and
there are other issues that
come into play like infrastruc-


ture, property rights, the com-
prehensive plan, ecology, etc.
I've known the Lees for a
long time. They are passionate
about their positions on. :ural;
growth and theyy make s,%ie
good points in, their ai ,uirlenti
They should not be dismissed
as village cranks.
I applaud people who feel
strongly about issu-s and are
willing to step out and take the
heat for their convictions.

The larger issue, it seems to--
me, is the importance of what
healthy debate does for. a com--
munity.


It helps us find common
grounds and it puts our elected-
officials on notice that voters
are watching and weighing
, their decisions.
I have happily published let-
ters that trashed me. I well re-
call a writer who claimed I was
a coward because I wouldn't
attack the County Commission
over a decision.
In that instance I thought the;
Commission made a good de-
cision and if the writer felt bet-
ter for calling me a coward, so
be it.
I guess if I wanted to restrict
letters to the editor, I could
have started with his.
if t:ie' 'day comes When 'we
lave so diany letters and space
wouldn't accommodate them,
we'd have to adjust the present

policy, but we are not there.
I'm.glad we have a role to
play in fostering community
debate.
So, letter writers have at it-
remembering we are friends
and neighbors who simply see
-things from different points of
view.


Borrow, Spend Plan Ripped


BY ALLEN BOYD
Congressman


When I came of voting age
and went to register in the
1960s, here in Jefferson
County, there was only one
practical option Democrat.
When I asked my parents
why they were Democrats,
they told me that coming out
of the Great Depression of the
1920s and 1930s, it was the
Democratic Party under FDR
that brought America back and
laid the groundwork for mak-
ing these United States the
greatest and most powerful
economic and military ma-
chine in the world.


They went on to tell me that
FDR did that by implementing
policies and programs that
sought to expand and prosper
the middle class of Americans
- that is develop a free-market
system that gave every Ameri-
can the opportunity to succeed
financially and provide a good
living for his or her family.
As I studied the parties over
the years, I have to admit there
were positions in each part,
Democrat and Republicans,
that I liked and some that I dis-
liked. Most of those positions
were on social issues, and 1
'clearly remember that my par-
ents taught me that govern-
ment's primary social to attend -


or how to live our lives in the
privacy of our own homes.
After all, too much govern-
ment in our private lives is part
of the reason that our forefa-
thers came here and revolted
against Great Britain.
After having been in public
service for 17 years now, it is
clear to me that the Demo-
cratic Party has a better grasp
of the economic model. Demo-
crats do a better job first, of
outlining what government's
priorities such as education,
health security (Medicare) and
retirement income security
(Social Security), and then of
developing bipartisan coali-
tions among both Democrat
and Republicans to get them


into successful legislation.
We Democrats and. Republi-
can allies understand that these
priorities indeed keep our fel-
low Americans out of poverty
and help to expand and pros-
per the middle class.
We also understand, as in our
own personal homes or busi-
nesses, that you have to pay
for these community priorities.
In other words, we can't con-
tinually increase spending, cut
taxes, and cut the deficit. The
math doesn't work!
On the other hand, the Re-
publicans in control in Wash-
ington seem content to
mortgage our children's future

(See Borrow Page 11)


'Heir' Property Dilemma


BY TERESA COOPER WARD
Attorney

When I started my practice
here three years ago, I had
never heard the term 'heir
property.' I had practiced law
in the area of wills, estates, and
real property for 15 years in St.
Petersburg, and it was a new
one to me.
It is not a true legal term, but
1 quickly learned what it
means in rural North Florida 1I
would say that 'heir property'
means real estate legally
owned by the unnamed heirs
of the last person to receive a
deed. Please feel free to correct
me if I am wrong.
The "unnamed" part is the


problem, and the sad stories of
loss that could have been pre-
vented have prompted this arti-
cle.
'Heir property' seems to be a
creature of the rural areas. This
is not much of an issue in cit-
ies. Parcels of land tend to be a
lot smaller in cities, and few
heirs are interested in keeping
a condo in the family for gen-
erations. They just sell it as
soon as Mom dies, and take
the money.
In this area, there are larger
tracts of land and it would be
reasonable to want to "keep it
in the family." Thus, we end
up with "heir property." And
leaving things alone can create
a mess.


As generations are added to
the family, the part ownership
of each living person gets
smaller. Keeping the property
"in the family" becomes a seri-
ous problem when it is nearly
impossible to determine who
the family is, not to mention

the fact that no one owns
enough of it to do anything
with it.
Say Mom and Dad bought
the property years ago. They
had 12 children. Mom and Dad
are gone, so now each of those
children owns a 1/12 interest
in the land. But wait-each of
those 12 children had 4 chil-
dren, and each of those chil-
dren has a 1/48 interest. But
wait a couple of those moved


away, or are dead too, and we
can't find them, and, well...
you see.
Now, if each of the grand-
children has four children,
each of those children has an
interest of only 1/192 on half
of one percent (0,5%). Now
we really have a problem find-
ing these people, and we do
not even know who they .re or
if they exist.
After the first generation no
one has enough interest to file
for homestead or agricultural
exemptions from taxes, to get
a building permit, or enough of
an interest to even pay the
taxes.
After three generations, the
ownership is so small no one
(See Heir Property Page 11)


From Our Photo File




























File Photo)
CLEMON JOHNSON, right, in this Aug. 1990, photo, discusses with his father C.J. at
Clemon's ranch, enlarging a farm pond, and stocking it with fish. Johnson spent 10
years with the NBA and played for an Italian team, at the time of this photo, (News
File Photo)


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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., MARCH 8, 2006 PAGE 5


Letters...



Call Police About Noise,


Speed Law Violations


Dear Editor:
I was reading the letters to
the editor in your paper. What
grabbed my attention was the
letter referring to speed and
noise laws not being enforced.
They are enforced. As citi-
zens of Monticello know, we
have one police officer on duty
per shift. He cannot be every-
where.
Has the writer complained to
law enforcement agencies?
Inquiring at the Monticello
Police Department, I was told
that his name has not been en-
tered into their information
system as making any type of
report concerning the informa-
tion included in the letter.
If the Police Department is
not informed of the problem
when it is occurring, it has no
clue it is happening.
Our Police Department is
dedicated to upholding and en-
forcing laws inside the city
limits.


As for living downtown, this
is a small community, and
there are wonderful benefits to
this being a small community,
but we also have some of the
same problems big cities have.
You cannot control what
kind of music that comes out
of one's car.
If you live downtown, close
to the main streets, you are go-
ing to get more noise that if
you chose to live in a more ru-
ral part of the community.
We are a thoroughfare for
large trucks and people travel-
ing to and from other states up
and down US 19.
If there is a problem, citi-
zens need to call the Police or
Sheriffs Departments when
the problem is occurring, and
give times, tag numbers, what
drivers look like, and as much
other information as possible.
This helps catch people who
think the street is a raceway.


Our local law enforcement
does a great job, when they
know there is a problem.
There is only one officer on
duty, so do not be upset if he
does not arrive when you hang
up the phone.
Residents need to determine
whether they live in the city or
the county to know what
agency to contact.
Some residents believe be-
cause they have city water they
are in the city limits, but this is
not necessarily true.
City Police cannot help those
out of city limits.
Please do not put down local
law enforcement. Concerns
for our community should be
voiced at the City Council or
County Commission meetings.
Be a positive, outspoken citi-
zen and help our small but
growing community.
Paula A. Pierce
MPD Dispatcher


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Resident Upset With Sale


Of Beer, Wine Downtown


Dear Editor:
I just wanted to say "Amen"
to the timely letter of Jeff Ca-
nady about the recent Mardi
Gras in our community.
I was very surprised to read
that beer and wine was to be
sold in our downtown area.
It was written that there was
to be a good old fashioned
family night with the Home-
town Get Down Mardi Gras,
but with wine and beer!
I remember when I came to
Monticello and went to my.
first Watermelon Street Dance.
We took chairs and listened
to the music. Sheriff Fortune
and deputies were stationed
around the area to make sure
no one brought coolers with
beer.
If they were discovered, they


were asked to leave.
What happened to our people
planning these events? If beer
and wine was part of the real
Mardi Gras, could not we
scratch it from our
celebration?
Are we setting a good exam-
ple for our young people? Did
anyone see who was driving
after drinking beer?

I know you are going to
think "Get a life," but I do
have a life that does not in-
clude beer or wine. It's a great
life with the Lord!
I realize this is community
news, but I was embarrassed to
see 800 to 1,000 people in at-
tendance at this event, but no
church in town has 800 on a


Sunday morning.
No Gospel Sing has 800, no
citywide revival, not enough
voter turnout, no big youth re-
vivals, what are we saying?
I am definitely not against
family fun, but please!
Let's put our priorities m the
right place. We need a bigger
space .in our local paper for
church activities, for great pro-
grams with our young people.

Don't tell me to move some-
where else if I don't like activi-
ties here.
I won't, because I love Mon-
ticello, have many friends
here, but hate what alcohol can
do.
Sincerely,
Sylvia S. Amert


Planners Urged To Consider

Managed Development


The Jefferson County Recvclina Proaram


accepts


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?


Dear Editor:
Once again a developer is
seeking to amend our county
Comprehensive Land Use
Plan.
Thursday, March 9, a Talla-
hassee developer will formally
present his application to re-
zone 208 acres of agricultural
land, to the Planning Commis-
sion.
The developer, multimillion-
aire, John Luis, stated on page
eight of his county amendment
application that "the target
market being sought by the ap-
plicant will require that the
Comprehensive Plan be
changed."

Our county government is
being petitioned to amend the
Comp Plan in order to satisfy
Mr. Lewis' "target market."



Citizen Says
Beer, Wine

Not Family Fun

Dear Editor:
Please note that I would just
like to say I really did not ap-
preciate beer and wine being
part of the Mardi Gras.
Was this really necessary?

Mardi Gras Committee, are
you sure you thought this
through?
I thank Jeffrey Canady for_
his article.

Family old fashioned fun is
great, but alcohol should not
be a part of family fun.
Thank you.
Betty Oliver
Monticello


He is asking for special con-
sideration, as did Misters An-
dris and Walker before him.
Special consideration just to
satisfy his marketing plan.
How many surrounding
landowners will be affected
because of is marketing needs?
Other developers in this
county have built, or are in the
process of building subdivi-
sions within the guidelines and
parameters of the Comprehen-
sive Plan.
Why can't Mr. Lewis? As a
matter of fact, why couldn't
Misters Andris and Walker?
My argument is not anti-
growth, as some have claimed.
My argument is to let the
county grow within the guide-
lines established in the Comp
Plan, so that we might have
planned, managed, and sensi-


educa

at t


ble growth.
Without a compelling reason
and critical need, should our
county officials consider
amending our Comp Plan?
'Is to satisfy a developer's
marketing plan a solid and
compelling reason?
The 10 Planning Commis-
sioners must decide that on
Thursday night, after input
from the public and the devel-
oper.
If they approve the applica-
tion by a majority vote, it will
proceed to the County Com-
mission for consideration.
Unfortunately, the County
Commissioners, with the ex-
ception of Danny Monroe,
have not been willing nor able
to stand up for the Comp Plan
on previous votes.
Sincerely,
Wayne Searcy


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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.



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Lifestyle


Haunted Ghost Tour


Draws 24 Participants


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Last month's regular
haunted tour conducted by
members of the Big Bend
Ghost Trackers, drew a crowd
of 24 participants.
BBGT Founder Betty Davis
said that the entire group took
part in the Haunted tour
around town and participated
in the ghost hunt at the old
1827 cemetery.
"During the hunt at the
cemetery, there was one
woman who kept turning


around and looking behind
her," said Davis. "She said
she felt that someone was fol-
lowing her and trying to tap
-her on the shoulder, though
there wasn't anyone there."
She added that during the
tour, participants were able to
capture photographic images
of energy rods at the old jail.
This month's tour is slated
for March 25 beginning at 8
p.m. The tour is $10 per per-
son and the ghost hunt is $10
per person.
In related news, BBGT
members have slated the
Spring Ghost Hunting 101


Workshop for April 29, be-
ginning at 10 a.m., location to
be determined.
The day-long event that
runs until approximately 10
p.m., includes segments con-
cerning the anatomy of a
-ghost hunt, who can be a
ghost hunter, where to find
ghosts, spirit communication,
ghost photography, videos of
ghost hunts, how to capture
ghosts on film, how to record
voices from the dead, how to
conduct a ghost investigation,
the ghost hunters tool kit, the
where, what, why and when
of ghost hunting.


The special guest for the
workshop will be Psychic
Medium Sissy Taylor-Maloy,
who will teach spirit commu-
nication and will demonstrate
how to contact loved ones
who have crossed over, with a
gallery reading.
She will also offer personal
psychic readings for an addi-
tional charge.
Also included in the work-,
shop is the haunted walking
tour where stories and histo-
ries are told of each of the lo-
cations, and their hauntings.
Concluding the workshop is
an actual ghost hunt in the old
1827 cemetery.
The fee for the workshop is
$25 per person.
For further information or
to make reservations for the,
March tour and hunt or the
workshop, call 562-2516.


JES Students Compete

In Reading Program


BETTY DAVIS, founder of Big Bend Ghost Trackers,
leads a group on a tour into the cemetery, recently.
(News Photo)


Homes Of
(See Homes Page 11)
Yvonne Barfield
Yvonne DeVaux Barfield,
age 54, died March 1, 2006 at
her home in Monticello, Flor-
ida. Her death ended an almost
three year courageous battle
with cancer.
Funeral services were held
on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at
Beggs Funeral Home Monti-
cello Chapel at 2:00pm in
Monticello. Interment fol-
Slowed at Roseland Cemetery
Monticello. Family received
Friends on Friday March 2,
S2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 at
Beggs Funeral Home Monti-
cello Chapel.
Yvonne graduated from
Bishop-Toolen Catholic
School in Mobile, Alabama in
1969. She retired from the Jef-
ferson County Health Depart-
Sment in October, 2003.
She is preceded in death by
her parents, Francis Edmund
and Annie Lazetta Arns De-
vaux and brother James R. De-
Vaux all of Mobile, Alabama.
She is survived by her hus-
Sband, Timothee Angus Bar-
Sfield of Monticello, children
SJustin Nash Barfield of Tal!a
hassee, and Rebecca Denise
SBarfield, Pensacola: sisters
Antoinette Lowery of Pensa-
cola. Elizabeth Van Deusen of
Short Hills, New Jersey, Lea
Saucier of Saucier,
Mississippi. Mary Alice Rives
of Winnie, Texas, and Lazetta
Munza of Duluth, Georgia;
and one brother, Francis Ed-
ward DeVaux of Fort Walton
Beach, Florida.
Flowers may be sent in her
honor to Beggs Funeral Home
at 485 East Dogwood Street,
Monticello, Florida 850-997-
5612. Remembrances may be
sent to Big Bend Hospice at
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
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Pallbearers will be Mark
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age 10. died March 1, 2006 in
Jefferson County.
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Friday, March 3, 2006 at
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in Lloyd, Florida. Interment
followed at Springfield Ceime
tery. Monticello, No visi-
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Florida 32304, 850-488-5785.
Collin was a native of Tampa
Florida. He and his family had
lived in Lloyd, Florida for the
past 4 years. Collin was a true
"Country Boy" he loved eve-
rything about the Providence
Pine Plantation. Collin was a
member of Hyde Park United
Methodist Church of Tampa
Florida.
He is survived by his parents
George and Melonie Haedicke,
and one brother Ivan Haedicke
of Lloyd, Florida and many
other loving family and com-
munity members.
Dr. Reginald Jordan
Dr. Reginald David Jordan, a
large and small animal veteri-
narian for Jefferson County,
Florida and surrounding com-
munities for over 25 years
passed away March 3, 2006.
He is survived by his wife,
Peggy, daughter Lee (husband
Brian), two grandchildren, son
Ken, mother Ann and sister
Beth. He was well loved and
will be deeply missed by all.
He was an active member of
the community, former presi-
dent Kiwanis Club, a member
of Jefferson County Country
Club, Historical Society, for-
mer DU chairman and a mem-
ber of the Jacksonville Ski
Club. He was an avid golfer,
tennis player, horseback rider,
stray animal provider and an
accomplished guitar player.
He was president of the PTA
when his children were in
grammar school. He served
with the United States Navy
and Army as an officer. Dr.
Jordan provided excellent and
compassionate care for ani-
mals and adopted and placed
many strays.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Students at Jefferson Ele-
mentary School have been
competing against each other
in reading for a variety of'
prizes since the beginning of
the year.
Reading Coach Nikki Brad-
ley said prizes are awarded as
part of the school's Acceler-
ated Reading program.
She said that students from
K-5 through the fifth grade
are checking books out of the
school library, reading them
and then taking tests on a
computer.
For each book successfully
read and test taken, the stu-
dents are awarded a particular
number of points.
Bradley said the points vary
from grade level to grade
level. Some books at the K-5
level may earn half a point,
while the Harry Potter books,
can award hundreds.


The prizes are used as an in-
centive to enhance the reading
comprehension.
Each week, the weekly
newsletter announces which
of the grades at the school are
the highest in points.
The students spend the
points to buy prizes including
bicycles, Video Now game
systems, sporting balls, jew-
elry, and the like.
As of Monday morning, the
primary grade with the most
points was Ms. Parrish's class
with 510.
The intermediate grade with
the most points was Ms. Brin-
son's class with 1,170, and the
grade level with the most
points is the fifth grade with
2,180, for a total of 5,433
points total.
"Our goal is to raise 25,000
points," said Bradley. "When
that goal is obtained, the stu-
dents will have the opportu-
nity to dunk school Principal
Sandra Collins in the dunking
tank."


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*A diet of mostly high-fat
foods
To reduce the risk of devel-
oping colorectal cancer, exer-
cise regularly, eat a diet rich
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whole grains, and limit the
consumption of high fat
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Some studies also suggest
that taking substance contain-
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cancer risk.


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Sports


Tigers Split Two,


Stand 1-2 Season


?RAN HUNT
;taff Writer

The Jefferson County High
School varsity baseball team
split its last two games to
stand 1-2 season.
Tigers lost to John Paull9-
16.
Arnez Ammons as starting
pitcher, gave up nine runs to
John Paul in the first inning.
He was replaced by De-
mario Rivers, who struck out
three and gave up seven hits.
At the plate, Rivers went
three for three, scored three
runs; Breon Parker, two for
four, one run; Demetric Hicks
three for three, two runs and a
double.


Quantez Burke went two for
two with three runs; Curtis
Hightower, Telvin Norton and
Jitavin Bennett one run each;
Alex Lingle and Shane Brox-
sie, two runs each.
Tigers squeaked by the Ma-
clay Marauders, 3-2, for their
first win of the season.
Coach Jim Norton said it
was a tough and hard-fought
battle throughout the game for
both teams.
He added that Lingle, who
served as Tiger pitcher for the
entire game, did an outstand-
ing job. He struck out seven,
gave up three hits and walked
two.
At the plate, Rivers went
two for three; and Parker
went one for three for a home
run.


TIGER Jon Dady easily clears the hurdles in this prac-
tice session. (News Photo)



ACA JV Girls Defeat


Taylor County 5-1


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy JV softball team beat
Taylor County 27-3, to stand
5-1 on season.
"Taylor County's pitcher
was off," said Coach Frank
Brown. "We got a lot of
walks off of her and a lot, of
our girls'were hitby pitches "
He added that the ACA de-
fense, "was really clicking
and just shutting down the
Taylor offense."
Brown said that he was able
to use a lot of the ACA sub-
stitute players because of the
high score.
Taryn Copeland pitched all
but one innings and was re-
lieved by Mallory Plaines.
between the two Lady War-
rior pitchers, they gave up
seven walks, allowed eight
hits and struck out three.
At the plate, Olivia
Sorensen had seven at bat,
four walks, one hit-by-pitch,
three runs and one RBI.
Katelyn Levine, five at bat,


two walks, two singles, four
runs and one RBI; Skyler
Hanna, four at bat, three
walks, one hit-by-pitch, three
--runs, and one RBI; and
Plaines, three at bat, tow sin-
gles, two runs, and two RBI.
Erin Kelly, two at bat, one
walk, one hit-by-pitch, and
two runs; Savannah Williams,
three at bat, two walks, and
one run; Mirjnda Wider,
rl!ree at bat, two walks, -one
Strikeout, and two runs; and
Copeland, four at bat, three
walks, three runs, two RBI.
Nikki Kisamore, three at
bat, two walks, one hit-by-
' pitch, two runs, and two RBI;
Michaela Roccanti, four at
bat, two walks, one run, and
one RBI; Sunnie Sorensen,
one at bat, one hit-by-pitch,
one run.
Tori Self, two at bat, two hit
by pitch, one run, and one
RBI; Keli Dollar, two at bat,
one walk, one single, one run,
and one RBI; Shelby Witmer,
one at bat, one hit-by-pitch;
and Lisa Kisamore, two at
bat, one hit-by-pitch, and one
run.


HMS Posts Schedule


Howard Middle School re-
ports the varsity baseball sea-
son.
The Bees are being coached
by Quinton Adams, assisted
by Steve Hall.
All game times are at 4 p.m.
unless otherwise specified.
Action begins for the Bees
begins with Trinity, 3:30
p.m., March 7, there; Maclay,
March 9, here: Trinitv. March


13, here; Wakulla, March 14,
there; Wakulla, March 17,
here; and Madison Academy,
March 27, here.
Madison County, March 29,
here; Hamilton County, April
4, there; Florida High, April
6, here; Hamilton County,
April 10, here; Florida High,
April 13, there; Madison
Academy. April 17, there; and
Maclay, April 19, there.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

A young team of varsity Ti-
gers baseball players dropped
the'season opener against East
Gadsden 16-3.
Assistant Coach Jim Norton
said that going into the first
game of the season, East
Gadsden was already coming
in undefeated with a 6-0 re-
cord.
"We played pretty well for
three innings, but then youth
took over and the kids began
to get really nervous," said
Norton.


He added that nine of the 16
East Gadsden runs, were due
to a plague of Tigers errors,
and unearned.
Deleterious Hicks smacked a
home run for the Tigers.
Breon Parker went two for
four; Arnez Ammons two for
three with two singles; and
Curtis Hightower one for
three with a double to right-
center field.
Alex Langley pitched three
innings, striking out two bat-
ters, walking one and allow-
ing four hits.
Hicks came in to pitch and
allowed four hits. Unearned
runs were earned when Hicks
Swas on the mound.


JENNIFER ELLIS plays for team 6 in the Mood Swings
Tennis A League.



Mood Swings Stand

At Ninth In 'A' League


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

After the past two matches
for the Monticello Mood
Swings, the women's A-
league tennis team stands
ninth of 16 teams in the
league.
The matches set against the
Ace Kickers was rained out
and points were split between
the two teams.
The Mood Swings won five
of six matches against the
Sassy Smashers.
Team #1, substitute players
Robbyn Whitlock and Judy
Bakstran, won its sets, 6-4


and 6-2.
Team #2, Patty Hardy and
Cindy Wainright lost its sets,
2-6 and 1-6.
Team #3, Kelly Hetherington
and Susan Goodwin, won its
sets, 6-0 and 7-6.
Team #4, Laura Kirchhoff
and Angie Delvecchio, won
its sets, 6-2 and 7-5.
Team #5, Lindsey Taylor
and substitute Terri Taylor,
won its sets, 6-3 and 7-5.
Team #6, Maxi Miller and
Jennifer Ellis, won its sets,
6-3 and 6-4.
The ladies face off against
the Glen Arvin Classics at
Glen Arvin Country Club,
9:30 a.m., Thursday.


Tigers 4th Over Chiles


The Jefferson County High
School track team finished
fourth overall in the Chiles re-
lay over the weekend.

Daryl Young took second
place in the triple jump with
44' 7".
The Tigers took the win inr
the 4 x 100 with 43.2
seconds. The team consisted
of Young, Jon Dady, Desrick


Jones, Tremaine Parker and
Lucius Wade.
JCHS runners, Young,
Parker, Dady and Jones took
second place in the 4 x 200
with 1:32 and Tigers Young,
Wade, Kevin Bowers and
Jones took fourth place in the
4 x 400 with 1:57.
Dady won third in the high
hurdles with 15.2 seconds and
Parker took fourth with 15.9
seconds.


JCHS Track Team Scores

SWell In At Invitational


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

In the Hamilton County In-
vitational last week, the Jef-
ferson County High School
track team faired extremely
well.
Following the conclusion of
the meet coaches determined
that it would not be scored,
therefore, there were no place
finishers.
In the long jump Jon Dady
took first place with 21' 9",
Daryl Young took second
place with 21' 6" and Lamar-
kus Bennett took third place.
with 20' 1".
Dady finished first in the



Lady Warri

Beat Macla

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

In a game that was eventu- -
ally called to darkness, the
Aucilla Christian Academy
junior varsity softball team
defeated Maclay 23-4, last
week.
"Our defense and offense
were really clicking," said
Coach Frank Brown. "The
defense really shut Maclay
down, and offensively, we got
back to our trademark game.
"We stole often and we
stole fast, for 14 steals," said
Brown.
He added that all ACA girls
were able to play throughout
the entire game because of the
.highscore .
Taryn Copeland pitched
three innings and Mallory
Plaines pitched two, together
they struck out eight, walked
11 and gave up two hits.


high hurdles with 15.2 sec-
onds; and Tremaine Parker
finished third with 16.1 sec-
onds.
Jody Holland took fourth in
the triple jump with 36' 11".
Young finished second in
the 100 meter with 11.3 sec-
onds.
Finishing first in the 4 x 400
with 44.1 seconds was Jones,
Lucius Wade, Young and
Dady.
Kevin Bowers took fifth in
the 400 meter with 56.0 sec-
onds.
And in the 200 meter,
Young came in second with.
23.2 seconds; and Dady came
in third with 23.3 seconds.



iors

ly 23-4
Olivia Sorensen, two dou-
bles, one single, one walk,
four runs, one RBI; Katelyn
Levine, four singles, three
runs, two RBI; Skyler Hanna,
one single, one walk, one hit-
by-pitch, three runs; Plaines,
two singles, one run; and Sa-
vannah Williams, one hit-by-
pitch, one strikeout, one run.

Miranda Wider, one single,
one walk, two runs, one RBI;
Copeland, one single, two
walks, two runs; Erin Kelly,
two singles, one run, two
RBI; Michaela Roccanti, two
walks, one run; Sunnie
Sorensen, one walk, one run;
and Shelby Witmer, one walk,
one run.

Lisa Kisamore, one hit-by-
pitch, one strikeout; Shelby
Evans, one single, two walks,
one run; Keli Dollar, one
strikeout; Nikki Kisamore,
two singles, one run; and Tori
Self, one walk, one strikeout,
and one run.


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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., MARCH 8, 2006 PAGE 11

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FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Some 12-15 members of
Christ Episcopal Church,
have volunteered to partici-
pate in the Diocese of Florida
relief Effort for victims of
Hurricane Katrina.
The group will travel to the
joint Lutheran-Episcopal dis-
aster relief site in Long
Beach, MS, March 19-25.


Monetary and supply dona-
tions are sought from the
community to help the vic-
tims of Katrina.
Items needed include; pasta,
beans, juice, shelf milk,
canned vegetables, canned
meats such as chicken, turkey,
tuna and Spam, cannrd pota-
toes, canned fruit, can beef
stew and chili, canned soups,
snack bars, protein bars, and
Gatorade.
Medical supplies needed in-
clude Ibuprofen 200 mg,


Smart Growth


(Continued From Page 1)
projects.
"This group is not opposed
to growth and development,"
Williams wanted clarified.
"We only want it to be well
planned, well managed, and
well researched."
Anderson agreed.
"Growth is inevitable, but we
can grow smarter and not
make the mistakes made in the
past," she said. "Devtl,'pment
should not be at the fiat of the
developers, but shock be in
the hands of the community.
That's the only way we will
have good growth, based on
good science and a good com-
munity vision."



Obesity Is
(Continued From Page 1)
creases, diets tend to improve,
to a degree.
"Educated people don't get
off unscathed," the article
states. "As education increases,
so does the likelihood of being
a little overweight. But in-
creasing education diminishes
the likelihood of becoming
obese, experts say."
The article adds the caveat
that, although rural counties
contain higher percentages of
obese people, it doesn't neces-
sarily mean that most of the
state's obese people live in ru-
ral counties.

'Heir' Property
(Continued From Page 4)
has much of an interest at all.
It ;s in the family but who
knows at that point who the
family is?
I have seen a number of bad
situations arise from heirs try-
ing to avoid the consequences
of this issue. Unfortunately, it
is easy to make major mistakes
trying to fix things. I have seen
people just give their interests
away, thinking they are pro-.
tecting themselves, appointing
one family member to "take
care of everything."
I have seen people lose prop-
erty to taxes. I have seen peo-
ple "appropriate" their family
members interests. This is sad
to the extreme, because there
are safe and legal alternatives
to protect the heirs interests in
the property.
After Mom and Dad are
gone, the correct thing to do is
decide where the family wants
to go with the property, and re-
alize what consequences go
with each choice. Title can and
should be cleared through pro-
bate in each generation at a
minimum.
The correct ownership of
each heir becomes a matter of
record at the courthouse, and
keeps the ownership clear
while people are around and
can be found to deal with it.
The family members are free
to sell or keep the property and
have the legal status to make
correct choices.
For example, the family can
set up a family trust to hold the
property. Then each member
can contribute to the trust each
year for taxes and
maintenance. This keeps the
property in the family, makes
each member legally account-
able for his or her share.
The property can be sold, or
it can be subdivided to give
each party a share.
The concern I have is that in
my practice I am seeing people
lose property as a result of un-
informed legal choices or ne-
glect of the entire 'heir
property' issue.


She called Friday night's
event the beginning of an edu-
cational process that the group
plans to sponsor over the com-
ing months.
"We think that the more peo-
ple know about (growth man-
agement), the more they will
participate in the planning and
the vision," Anderson said.
"Hindsight is no good in
managing growth," she added.
"We're on the edge of a wave
and we can either be overtaken
by it or use it for momentum to
go where we want to be."
The Woman's Club is located
at 990 East Pearl Street. Food
and refreshment will be pro-
vided.


Children's Motrin, Tylenol,
aspirin, vitamin B-12, Cough
syrup, both regular and dia-
betic, Ziplock bags, lice
shampoo, chewable cough
medicine, children's Benedryl
and Vaseline.
Materials needed include
store gift cards of $25 and up
from Walmart, Home Depot,
Lowe's and Winn Dixie, bot-
tled water, blankets, sheets
and bedding, towels, cleaning
supplies, reciprocating saws,
diapers, adult diapers, sham-
poo, bath soap, deodorant,
feminine hygiene products,
chain saws, chop saws and 18:
volt cordless drills.
Businesses and individuals
wishing to claim a charitable
deduction can make checks
payable to Christ Church
Brotherhood, and notate the
check for Katrina relief.
Items and checks can be
dropped off at the Christ
Episcopal Church, located at
425 North Cherry Street.
The disaster relief site tar-
geted is called Camp Coast
Care and is operated on the
site of the local Episcopal
High School and is a mission
point for Lutheran/Episcopal
Services in MS and under the
direction of the Bishop of the
Episcopal Church in MS.


Health Problem


"The entire population of the
seven counties with-the highest
average BMI totals about
150,000, meaning that about
51,000 individuals in those
seven counties are obese," the
article states. "Seminole
County ... among the five
counties with the lowest BMI,
is home to nearly double that
number, or about 93,000 obese
people..."
Overall, the state's entire.
population is growing heavier
over time, according to the ar-
ticle. Thus: "In 2004, 60 per-
cent of all adults in Florida


were considered overweight or
obese -- an increase of more
than 50 percent since 1986,"
according to the article

The health problems associ-
ated with obesity are well
documented and have been un-
derscored here time and again
by the Health Department.
Among these health problems
are hypertension, diabetes,
cancer and heart diseases.
The costs for obesity-related
medical expenses in Florida in
2003 were an estimated $4 bil-
lion, according to the article.


Cancer Patient Gift

Closet At Health Dept.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer


The American Cancer Soci-
ety, ACS, in conjunction with
the Jefferson County Health
Department offers a gift closet
for cancer patients in the
county.
The gift closet includes a va-
riety of resources for patients
diagnosed with cancer and is
located in the Health Depart-
ment Annex building 1175
West Washington Street, the
former Monticello Family
Medicine building.
Hours of operation for the
gift closet are from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day.
Items available include wigs,
scarves, prosthetic bras, and
hats among others.
All supplies are offered free
of charge to cancer patients.
The closet also offers bro-
chures with helpful informa-



Borrow
(Continued From Page 4)
with a disastrous "borrow and
spend" economic policy.
My parents would be aghast
at the current selfish and irre-
sponsible actions of our pre-
sent federal government. It is
my hope that the American
people will again understand
that a government controlled
by one party is a government
out of control financially and
not accountable.

The American people should
make the necessary adjust-
ments in the next election so
that we may return to an eco-
nomic policy which once again
will expand, rather than shrink,
the prosperous middle class of
Americans


tion for cancer patients, such
as where to turn for helping
dealing with their situation.
This program is a powerful
resource for the local commu-
nity.
Recently a female patient
visited the gift closet and was
thrilled to try on wigs and fi-
nally decide on one that made
her feel like a new woman.
Donations for the closet are
always welcomed and may be
dropped off at the Health De-
partment.

Can you help make a differ-
ence in the life of a cancer pa-
tient by donating?
The American Cancer Soci-
ety also holds a Look Good
Feel Better session quarterly at
the Jefferson Senior Center.
Look Good Feel Better is a
free program that teaches
beauty techniques to female
cancer patients in active treat-
ment to help them combat the
appearance-related side effects
of cancer treatment.
In the session, specially
trained volunteer cosmetolo-
gists teach women how to cope
with skin changes and hair loss
using cosmetics and skin care
products donated by the cos-
metic industry.
This program is offered at no
charge to cancer patients and
each participant receives a
make-up kit to take home.
These programs are now
available to local cancer pa-
tients in great part, due to the
efforts of those involved in
and funds raised from the an-
nual County Relay For Life.
For additional information
on either of these free services
for cancer patients now avail-
able in the County contact
ACS Area Patient Services
Representative Elaine Daffin
Freni at 297-0588 ext. 115 or
Sharon Ponder at the Health
Department at 342-0170 ext.
221.


SELLING Girl Scout Cookies in front of Movie Gallery are: Derenda Bishop,
Volunteer; Melodie Hamilton, Troop 407 leader, Ollicia Anderson, Wendy Hughes, co-
leader; Laura Bishop, and Samantha Hamilton. (News Photo)


Humane Society


Thanks Donors


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Members of the Humane So-
ciety wish to thank the many
contributors who helped to
make this year's Bless The
Beast, a huge success.
"We couldn't have done it
without them," said President
Caroline Carswell.
Those to be thanked for ei-
ther donations or volunteering
include; Ron Cichon, Monti-
cello News, Jan Rickey of Al-
trusa, Dave Barnard, Blue
Belle Creameries, Christine's
Barber Shop and Beauty Sa-
lon, Radio Shack, Pam
Hubert, Clark-Avera House,
and Jeff Sorensen.
Also, Rosanne Barker, Jud-
son Freeman, Jake's Restau-
rant, Stewart's BP, Brian Bar-
nard's Flooring America, Ju-
lie's Restaurant and Bar,
Misty Lakes Boarding Ken-
nels, 1-10 Chevron, Margaret
Levings, Wendy Montgom-
ery Vanessa Bradberry, Green
South Equipment, Inc., and
Gelling's Flowers and Gifts.
Also, Robyn Davis and
Mary Robie, William Hyler,
Perry Food Service Inc., Bet-
ter Bodies, Becky and Keith
McNeil, Image Interiors, Bev-
erly Brewster, Barnacle Bill's,
Movie Gallery, Patty Regner,
Touch of Magic, Carol Wiles,
Edenfield's Hardware Buddy's
Home Furnishings, and
Southern Friends.
Also, Discount Auto,
Turner's Fine Furniture,
Farmers and Merchants Bank,
Little Pond Farm, The Car-
riage House Salon, Julie and
Scott Carswell, Whole Health
Clinic, Country Mile Comput-
ers, The Moon, Narcissus,


Campbell's Plumbing,
Thompson Auto, Morgan's
Bow and Toes, Cozy Grove
Salon, Boyd Sod Farm, Sage,
Arrive In Style, Mozaic-
Modem' American Cuisine,
Simpson Nursery, and Ran-
cho Grade Mexican Restau-
rant.
Also, Sue Henrickson,
Manna Cafe, Canine Cottage,
Williams Panhandle Propane,
Golden Acres, Stewart Heat
and Cooling, Inc., and Russo's
Fine Italian Food and Steaks.
Also, DJ's Scott Carswell Jr.
and Nick Baglione, auction-
eers Ron Cox and Colonel Ja-
cobs, Mercer and Katie
Farington.
Volunteers for the event in-
cluded Julie Carswell of the
Moon in Tallahassee, Cheryl
Bautista, Brenda Earle, Sta-
cey Comelious and Ericka
Imbrunone, members of the
JCHS Key Club, Leroy Milli-
gan of Shell Oyster Bar, Jo-
seph Bautista, Hilltop, Al
Jerauld, Kevin Kelly, Cheryl
Bautista, and Caroline Car-
swell.
Carol Austin and Kandy
Crowe, Angela Henderson
Paige Thurman and Woody
Vollertsen, Sammy Gray of
Big Bend Pest Control.


Girl Scouts

Sell Cookies At

Movie Gallery

DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer


Troop 407 Girl Scouts were
selling cookies this past week-
end in front of Movie Gallery.
Assisting the scouts were
Troop Leader Melodie Hamil-
ton, CoLeader Wendy Hughes,
and volunteer Derenda Bishop.
Selling their portion of the
11,964 boxes of cookies deliv-
ered to County troops were:
Ollicia Anderson, Laura
Bishop, and Samantha Hamil-
ton.



Homes
(Continued From Page 6)
A memorial service to cele-
brate his life will beheld
March 9, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at
the First United Methodist
Church in Monticello.
The family asked in lieu of
flowers that donations be made
to St: Francis Wildlife Refuge,
the public library or other
charitable organizations.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
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GIVEN, that John E. Hawkins the
holder of the following certificates
has filed said certificates for a tax
deed issue thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance, the
description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are.
as follows: Certificate No. 719 Year,.
of Issuance 2001. Description or
Property Exhibit "A" Commence at
the Southeast corner of the South-
west quarter of the Southeast quar-
ter of section 17, Township 1 North,.
Range 6 East, Jefferson County,
Florida and run S. 0 degrees 16
minutes 15 seconds W. 346.3 feet to
a point on the Northerly right-of-
way line of the S.C.L. Railroad,
thence N. 76 degrees 51 minutes 24
seconds W. 2133.19 feet along said
right-of-way line to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence continue N. 76
degrees 51 minutes 24 seconds W.
165.11 feet along said right-of-way
line to a point, thence leaving said"
right-of-way line run N. 7 degrees
28 minutes 18 seconds E. 534.17 feet
to a point, thence S. 77 degrees 16
minutes E. 165.0 feet to a point,
thence S. 7 degrees 28 minutes 18
seconds W. 535.36 feet to the point
of beginning. Containing 2.02 acres,
more or less, and being a part of the
Southeast quarter of the Southwest
quarter of section 17, Township 1
North, Range 6 East, Jefferson
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according to law the property
described in such certificate or cer-
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bidder at the court house door on
the 22nd day of March, 2006 at
11:00 a.m. Dated this 15th day of
February, 2006. Dale Boatwright.
Clerk of Circuit Court of Jefferson
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description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are
as follow: Certificate No. 717. Year
of Issuance 2001. Description or
Property Exhibit "A" A certain lot
in Town of Aucilla, Florida, and
beginning at the NW corner of the
E.R. Kinsey Store lot and running
W. 20 feet, thence running S. 30
feet, thence running E. 20 feet, and
thence running N. 30 feet and to the
point of beginning. Name in which
assessed Ray Deal & James Sparks.
All of said property being in the
County of Jefferson, State of Flor-
ida. Unless such certificate or cer-
tificates shall be redeemed
according to law the property
described in such certificate or cer-
tificates will be sold to the highest
bidder at the court house door on
the 22nd day of March, 2006, at
11:00 a.m. Dated this 15th day of
February, 2006. Dale Boatwright,
Clerk of Circuit Court of Jefferson
SCounty, Florida.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 06-03-ca:
notice of sale: DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY
f//k/a BANKERS TRUST
COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES
CORPORATION LONG BEACH
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2000-LB1, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH T.
ROSE, JR. et ux., et al.,
Defendants) NOTICE IS IEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Order or
Final Judgment Scheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered on
February 27, 2006 in this case now
pending in said Court the style of
which is indicated above. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the north steps of Jefferson
County Courthouse, intersection off
;.of US Highway 19 and 90, Room 10
Monticello, Florida 32344, at 11:00
a.m., on the 23 day of March, 200,
the following described property as
set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment to-wit: LOT 3,
PARKWAY PINES SUBDIVISION
PHASE I ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PALT BOOK B PAGE 86 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA. ORDERED at
JEFFERSON County, Florida, this
27 day of FEBRUARY, 2006.
ORDERED at JEFFERSON
County, Florida this 27 day of
FEBRUARY, 2006. Carl D.
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college with a major in the field
of counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education,
health education, or as related
human services field with one
(1) year of full time or
equivalent related professional
experience or a bachelor's
degree from an accredited
university or college with a
major in the field of counseling,
social work, psychology,
nursing, rehab. special
education, health education, or
a related professional
experience. Clinical supervision
experience preferred. Shift
variable.
Clinical Supervision Specialist
(#1451) Masters Degree from an
accredited university or college
with a major in the field of
counseling, social work
psychology, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education,
health education, or related
human services health care, or
management field. Shift 8 am 5
PM Monday Friday.
OPS-FEMA CRISIS
COUNSELOR (#2262) A
Bachelor's Degree from an
accredited university or college
with a major in counseling,
social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education,
health education, or a related
human services field; or other
Bachelor's degree from an
accredited university or college
with one (1) year of full time or
equivalent work or volunteer
experience in a social service,
health care, or related field.
Shift Variable.
For more information and a
complete listing of available
positions:
www.apalacheecenter.org (850)
523-3217 or (800)226-2931
Human Resources 2634-J
Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee,
Fl Pre-Hire Drug Screen &
FDLE background check An
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer Drug-Free
Workplace.
3/1. c, c

SERVICES
Health Care Equipment
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for a assessment
of your needs. 997-3553. UPS
available
3/8 3/31, c
Appliance Repairs: washers,
dryers, stoves, refrigerators.
Owned and operated by Andy
Rudd, 997-5648. Leave
Message.
2/11, tfn
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-S53n. Quick Retp.nes.
6/2, .1, 1in
1/19, tfn


W e rr.id hIli 'c riptjlic in thrii
culltur.il .rindI liiirical c, ntrl .
Christ Epi oopi.il Clurih. lhrre
block N. Af tlhe lourhi,,uc
Sunday _er 1icv .at iIj:30 .i..n.
997-4116.

Peters Satellite -- Your Dish!
Satellite dealer. We offer
equipment, installation, repair,
parts, and prompt service. Wel
also offer Go-Karts, utility
trailers and lawn mowers.
Located at: 1150 Old Lloyd
Road, Monticello, Fla.
850-997-3377.
tfn, 1/25
Backhoe Service: driveways,
roads, ditches, tree & shrub
removal, burn piles. Contact
Gary Tuten 997-3116, 933-3458.
4/28, tfn
Healthy Weight Loss available
only at Jackson's Drugs,
Hoodiacol is designed to curb
the appetite, burn fat and
increase energy levels resulting


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1993 Ford F250 New Tires,
brakes, tune-up. $4,500.
1995 Ford Crown Victoria new
tires, looks and drives like new.
Reduced to $3,500 below NADA
Book.

997-6066, 997-6806 Wilson

Auto, LLC.
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No Credit Checks Just Low
Down Payments on Good Cars
& Trucks
2 and 4 Door Model As Low As
$750 down 850-536-9111 ~
www.JumpinJims.con Ask For
Mr. Deal.
11/2, tfn
2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250, 1700
mi. Nice, $3000 OBO must sell.
508-3851


SERVICES .

in considerable weight loss over
time. Hoodiacol consist of 3 key
ingredients incorporated into
rice bran oil with natural
flavoring to give it a palpable
taste. In addition to weight loss,
you may see benefits for the
hair, skin and nails from the
Omega 3 and Omega 6 found in
rice bran oil. Hoodia gordonii is
a cactus found in the Kalahari
Desert of South Africa.
Unsurpassed as an appetite
suppressant, it not only limits
appetite but increases the sense
of satiety. This tends to limit
total caloric intake by 30-40%
without experiencing hunger.
Significant weight loss should
result from such a drop in
caloric intake.
5/18, tfn.
Interiors by Traci, Register
Certified Interior Decorator.
850-997-3176, 850-264-1670,
Tracilinteriors@aol.com

FOUND
Pure Bred male black lab.
Approximately 1 '/ years old.
Not wearing collar. Call
Humane Society Shelter.
342-0244,
3/8, 10, nc

REAL ESTATE
Large Auction Real Estate and
Personal Property 3 Land
Parcels in Suwannee and
Madison County. For info.
888-821-0894,
www.iwhillandassociates.com.

FOR RENT
Prime downtown office space
now available in Cherry Street
Commons. Jack Carswell,
997-1980.
11/30, tfn, c
Commercial Building, 1700 sq.
ft. 2 bath, 1 '/ acre property
$550 per month. Hwy 19, 5
miles N of town 561-718-0896.
3/8, 10, 15, 17, pd
Furnished downstairs efficiency.
l ~barge -bedroom, living room,
bath on 4 acres. Monticello. 20
minutes to Tally. $400 includes
utilities 997-2422 or 251-1108.
3/8, 10, c
1 bedroom, 1 bath, between
Wacissa and 98. $450. 997-6653.
3/8, 10, 15. 17. 22. 24, 29, 31, pd


FOR SALE
Barnyard Roaming Rhode
Island Red Roosters $10 each.
Purebred Limousin bull, born
7/04 Call 997-0901 leave
message or 997-3568, ask for
Debbie.
Heavy living Room Suite 8
pieces $75 seen by appointment
only. Bedroom suite dresser,
chest of drawers and bed frame
$50. 850-997-1884.
3/8, 10, c

Nice Brick Home on approx. 1.7
acres, 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
hardwood floors, fireplace,
Florida room, deck, 2 miles
from downtown Monticello on
paved road. $249,000. 997-2387
or 933-0904
3/18, 10, 15, 17, pd

Treadmill $500, Gas Grill with
side burner $25 (OBO). Call
997-4253.
tfn
Registered 6 year old Dark Bay
Thoroughbred Philly $2000.
Call Mike 519-6506.
3/1, 3, 8, 10, pd


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SExperience rewarded but not required
* Company-paid CDLtraining for qualified candidates
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* Sign-on bonus may apply
With Schneiders benefits and your dedication, the sky is the limit.
Apply Online @ schneiderjobs.com
Or call 1-800-44-PRIDE (1-800-447-7433)
SCEMI"DER.


Southern Division



WELDERS:
Experienced in 7018 and Gas Metal Arc Welding,
Read welding symbols and measuring. Standard AWS
Welding Test in Flat Position.

Applications available
Georgia Department of Labor
Excellent Fringe Benefit Package


Vacations
Holidays
Hospitalization
Life Insurance


Dental Coverage
Retirement
Disability Insurance
Educational Assistance


Uniforms

BENEFITS THAT STABILIZE YOUR FUTURE

Equal Opportunity Employer
- Mail: PO Box 7750 Thomasville, GA. 31758-7750
Phone: (229) 228-9780 Fax: (229) 226-2718


..... .. ',. ."

The sky's the limit
for our growth and your opportunities.
Due to our EXPLODING GROWTH,
Digital Reception Services has openings for
SATELLITE INSTALLATION TECHNICIANS
$33,000-$36,000
for our TALLAHASSEE locations. We offer set schedules, good pay, exceptional benefits, advancement potential and more!
Experience preferred but NOT REQUIRED. WE OFFER PAID TRAINING! For more detailed information, please visit:
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DRS Satellite Installation Techs are provided with
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Stools
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holidays, and sick time)


For more detailed information, please visit:
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or call: 1-877-351-4473.
DRS is a drug/smoke-free EOE.


DIGITAL
RECEPTION
SERVICES, INC.


Call One of Our
Qualified Agents
Today For Details
On Your Dream
Home!
997-5516


Tallahassee Great investment or starter home.
3Br/2Ba DWMH. $ 52,900
Great Location In town close to library,
churches & stores. 2Br/lBa sold "as-is" sits on
two lots. $ 82,500
Reduced Aucilla shores 3Br/2Ba mobile home
on 5 nicelywooded acre tract. $ 87,900
Convenient to Tallahassee Updated 3Br/2Ba Fleet-
wood with new additions. Fish pond area and access
to lake area. $115,000
Completely Renovated new hardiboard, windows,
doors, shingled roof, plumbing, walls, flooring &
more! $129,900
Charming Home on 10 private acres 3Br/2Ba
with possible new mother-in-law suite. $ 349,900
Country living 4Br/4Ba custom built home on
11 acres. $369,900


Housing Vouchers

We accept all vouchers
2/2 $615 ~ 3/2 $715 ~ 4/2 $895 ~ $50 dep.

Pool & Youth Activities

575-6571




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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


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(850) 997-4340

www.TimPeary.com

Country Livinq 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, 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 $20,000 per 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 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 /ocro. Now $9,500 per
acre!!!

Near Lake Hall 2 wooded acres $26,500

Home Site close to town on West Groo-
verville 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
2/1 house on 4 acres $550

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!


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PAGE 14, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., MARCH 8, 2006


VFW Post Holds

Awards Banquet


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer


Veterans of Foreign Wars
-Post 251 held its annual
Awards Banquet Saturday.
1i Sergeant Ray Lacy of the
vid II l Sheriffs Department was
Named the Law Enforcement
Pip NI '"' Officer of the Year.
A p David Morrison was named
.mLI I I. ,the Firefighter of the Year
L IE and Mary Jane Dickey was
"-I --- named the EMT of the Year.
I Additional awards included
Morr-so May.ne- ._c.. E,; gt .om 7 Crystal Brinson, first place
PUBLIC SAFETY AWARDS were presented L-R to Mark Mathews, Fire Chief; David award and $100 for her audio
Morrison, firefighter; Mary Jane Dickey, EMT; Sgt. Ray Lacy, law enforcement; and essay on the VFW Voice of
David Hobbs, Sheriff Democracy at Jefferson
County High School.
.l. .Four Howard Middle School
S1 students, of 30 competing,
S. were presented awards and
money for the first four places
in the VFW's Patriot's Pen es--
say writing competition,


YOUTH AWARD winners and Citizenship Awards were presented to, L-R: Patriot's
Pen: Gerrold Austin, 4th place; Michelle Mclntosh, 2nd place; Janella Bassa, 3rd
place; Hosley Webb,Citizen Community Service Award; Crystal Brinson, Voice of De-
mocracy winner; and Paris Littlejohn, Patriot's Pen Winner.


* .*. .-


If It Happens In
Jefferson County.
You'll Read II In The
Monticello News


Paris Littlejohn received
first place and $75; Michelle
McIntosh received second
place and $50; Janelle Bassa
received third place and $25;
and Gerrold Austin II, won
fourth place and $15.
Hosley Webb received the
Community service Award
for 33 years of service to the
City of Monticello. He never
missed a VFW meeting, nor
was he ever late to a meeting.
Thomas Sanders received
the Commanders Star Award.
Buddy Poppy Committee
Awards were presented to
Sam Madison, Raymond
Henry, Don Nicholson, Leroy
Reese and Henry McKinney.
Henry Mitchell received the
Voice of Democracy and Pa-
triot's Pen Committee Service
Award for having chaired the
committee for the past three
years.
Aaron Hair received the
Service to the VFW Award.


Red Hats Celebrate

Valentine's Day
ladies with a program of po-
DEBBIE SNAPP etry and merriment.
Staff Writer They celebrated the birthday
of Mona Mackenzie and the
Members of the Red Hats wedding anniversaries of Lee
celebrated Valentine's Day at Condon, 30; Maggie Shofner,
their February meeting, wear- 39; and Jacque Langford, 50+.
ing their hats decorated for the The Red Hats were invited
occasion. ( by the Jefferson Senior Center
The pouring rain did not de- to provide a short and enter-
t&r the ladies from getting to- training program for the seniors
gether for lunch and luncheon on Thursday, Mar. 2.
fellowship. The next meeting of the Red
Chamber Director Mary Hats is scheduled for 11:30
Frances Drawdy decorated the a.m., Saturday, Mar. 11, at the
Chamber for the Valentine's Chamber of Commerce.
Da, holiday, and prepared a Hostesses Maggie Shofner
liiCici enloied b al! 3rd Dorris Uiparin \'.ill present
H ,e_.-es Nlajr, Co ,nnell .and a Sant Patl i[k', Da,, proi-rm
Irener Eianr helped [ith the and ladies '. I deciorae their
decioratlions and deli hied the luis accurdinm l,.


BIG MOMMA'S
HOUSE 2 (PG13)
Fri.7:50 Sat. Thurs. 1:30 -
4:30 7:15 9:45
NO PASSES

MADE'S FAMILY
REUNION (PG13)
Fri. 5:00 7:30 10:10 Sat. -
Thurs. 12:00 2:30 5:00 -
7:30 10:00
NO PASSES

EIGHT BELOW (PG)
Fri. 4:30 7:15 9:45 Sat. -
Thurs. 1:30- 4:30 7:15 9:45

ULTRAVIOLET
(PG13)
Fri. 5:30 7:45 9:55 Sat. -
Thurs. 1:05 3:15 5:30 7:45
-9:55
MO PASSES

16 BLOCKS (PG13)
Fri. 4:15 7:00 9:30 Sat. -
Thurs. 1:45- 4:15- 7:00 9:30
NO PASSES

FINAL DESTINATION
3(R)
Fri. 7:40 Sat. Thurs. 3:10 -
7:40

PINK PANTHER (PG)
Fri. 5:25 9:50 Sat. Thurs.
12:55 5:25 9:50

A DATE MOVIE
(PG13)
Fri. 5:20 10:10 Sat. Thurs.
1:00-5:20- 10:10

AQUAMARINE (PG)
Fri. 4:45 ": 10 9:40 Sat. -
Thurs. 20v 4-45 7.10 9-40
NO PASSES


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SHIRLEY WASHINGTON presents Paris Littlejohn with
a certificate as first place winner in the VFW Patriot's
Pen Essay contest, which carried a $75 cash award.


CRYSTAL BRINSON accepts a plaque from Shirle
Washington as first place winner in the VFW audio e'
say contest, which carried $100 cash donation. (New
Photo)


EASTERN SPRING TEST NATION
South Georgia Motorsports P' ,





The big names are coming to South Georgia Motorsports Park on Sunday, Mdrcl2 ,

2006 for a (hicago Style Showdown never seen before in this area. Drivers sucits

Warren and Kurt Johnson, Dave (onnolly and Allen Johnson are just a few of theibig ';

name NHRA Pro Stockers pre-entered for this week-long test session. Nitro burners are:

also on this list as well as a handful of mountain motor Pro Stockers, Pro Modifieds and

various other attention-grabbing examples of race machinery.


On Saturday, watch the Hooter's Cup event and visit the drag strip on Sunday to keep

your racing fix satisfied. We'll even give you $5 off if you present your Saturday night

ticket at the gate.

S It's the Eastern Spring Test Nationals presented by Torco's CompetitionPlus.com. Come out

s and see the professionals lay down record times.

Gates open at Sunday, March 12 at 8 AM, Testing begins at 10 AM.


EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION
of the Big Bend
Serving Persons with Epilepsy
Community Education
Diagnosis and Treatment
Case Management
Support Groups


1108-B Eastpark Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-222-1777


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South Georgia Motorsports Park Shad Dean
PO Box 9 sdean@sgmpracing.com
Cecil, GA 31627 .
229.896.7000 (Phone)'
229.896.6138 (Fax) SC
'Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 5
For more information, visit '
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