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Editorial, Page 4


'il: I.EL, FL. 32611

Legislation Would
Extend Medicare
In Rural Areas

Story, Page 7

Warriors Win In

District Play
4 Years Straight

Story, Photos, Page 9


Chip Springer
New Chief


Story, Page 12

n l^Wednesday Morning )


2 Sewer



Senior Staff Writer

The city continues to make
slow if steady progress on two
major sanitary sewer projects.
The two are the Cooper's
Pond sewer extension project,
for which the Legislature
awarded $500,00; and the
wastewater recycle project, for
which the Suwannee River
Water Management District
(SRWMD) is contributing $1.5
The engineers for the Coo-
per's Pond extension project
reported recently that the de-
sign phase is about 80 percent
The expectation is that the
work will be put out for bids in
the next two or three weeks,
according to City Superinten-
dent Don Anderson.
As for the wastewater recy-
cle project, the engineer and
city officials met with repre-
sentatives of the Department
of Environmental Protection
(EDP) in Pensacola last week.
The meeting was to ensure
that the project would not en-
counter any unforeseen envi-
ronmental obstacles.
"We're still a long ways off,
but we're now to the point
where the engineer will begin

Senior Staff Writer

Two more individuals have
pre-qualified for elective of-
fices in recent days, bringing
to 13 the total numbers of can-
didates thus far.
The latest two to announce
their intentions to run are Tom
Vogelgesang and Daniel S.
Jones Sr.
Vogelgesang is seeking elec-
tion to City Council, Seat 2, a
post he has held for about two
years. This race is nonpartisan.
Mayor Julie Conley ap-
pointed Vogelgesang to the

Managing Editor

Jefferson Elementary School
scored a trifecta with a 10
point gain in grade three
'FCAT reading scores in one
year, strong progress in grade
three math scores, and an in-
crease in scores on the recent
Florida Writes, earning high
praise from Governor Jeb
When JES scores two "C's:
and two "F's" in a four year
period, the district was re-

seat in 2004, when Council-
man Eugene Hall won election
to the County Commission.

Clerk Race TO
Have Primary
Jones, a Democrat, prc-
qualified Monday for the Clerk
of Courts office, a partisan
Two other Democrats and a
Republican are seeking this of-
fice. The two Democrats are
Brenda Sorensen and Kirk
Reams. The Republican is
Wendy Moss.
Whichever Democratic can-
didate gets the most votes in

quired by the state to recruit
top leadership to turn this
To this end, Principal Kay
Collins was recruited from
Broward County, where she
turned a failing school into an
"A" school.
Introducing new reading
texts, revising the math cur-
riculum and intensive coaching
of teachers by Collins, account
for the improvement.
Collins has stated: "Those
are the basics: teaching, moti-
vating, and love. I love the
students in my building."

the Sept. 5 primary will run
against Moss in the Nov. 14
general election.
That is, unless another Re-
publican enters the race and
forces a primary here also.
The two other partisan races
that will be on the ballot in
November are the Districts 2
and 3 County Commission
So far, the only two indi-
viduals to pre-qualify for these
offices are their respective in-
cumbents, Commissioners
Eugene Hall and Skeet Joyner.
The other nonpartisan races,
and their candidates:
City Council, Seat 1; incum-
bent Gerrold Austin is seeking
School Board, District 2 --
incumbent Beverly Sloan has
School Board, District 3 --
incumbent Fred Shofner is
seeking reelection. He is being
challenged by Shirley Wash-
ington, who formerly held the
School Board, District 5 --
Zandra D. Gilley has pre-
County Judge -- incumbent
Bobby Plaines has pre-
Qualification is scheduled
for the week of July 17-21,
from noon to noon.

Intranet System

Now Operational

System Gets City Out

Of Trouble With State

THE WATER TANK at the industrial park reportedly will
be the key to allowing the city to provide Internet serv-
ice. Once antennas are placed atop the tank, it is be-
lieved the city will be able to provide the service.

Senior Staff Writer

City Superintendent Don
Anderson hoped to be.able to
demonstrate to the City Coun-
cil members Tuesday night
that the intranet system is up
and running.
The intranet gives city per-
sonnel the ability to monitor
the various lift stations around
town, as well as exchange e-
mail internally.
The Internet, which city offi-
cials hope eventually to be
able to offer, allows public ac-
cess to the system and connec-
tivity to the worldwide web.
Anderson's other hope Mon-
day was that once the council
was satisfied that the intranet
system worked, it would per-
mit him to proceed with the
purchase of the additional
equipment to install the Inter-
It's been a long, tortuous
road the city has followed in
its pursuit of an Internet sys-
tem. Readers will remember
that the efforts to have Graybar
Electric Company install the

system ultimately failed.
In its efforts to salvage part
of the project, the city pur-
chased from Graybar $59,000
worth of equipment that in-
cluded the central operating
unit and the auxiliary genera-
tor housed outside City Hall.

Intranet Will
Set Base For
The Internet

The city also invested an ad-
ditional $12,000 or so in an--
tennas, which city personnel
installed at the Cherry Street
water tank, the Fourth Street
water tank, the wastewater
treatment plant, and several lift
It is this basic equipment that
comprises the intranet system.
Anderson said Monday that
the present system will alert
city personnel if a pump goes
down at a lift station.
This is an important step for
the city, which has been under
a Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) directive
to avoid a repeat of the previ-

ous situation where a pump
went down and released efflu-
ence into the environment be-
fore city personnel knew of the
Beyond resolving the more
pressing issue of satisfying the
DEP dictate, however, city of-
ficials hope the intranet serves
as the foundation for the Inter-
*net system, which they still
want the city to provide.
Anderson said Monday that,
in fact, the system is already
capable of providing Internet
connectivity to a select few.

"We're still ironing out the
problems as they pop up. Once
we get these resolved, we'll
feel confident enough to sell it
Sto the public."
"We do have it at seven or
eight, houses off the Cherry
Street tower," Anderson said.
"Bat we don't want to sell ac-
cess to the public until we
know it works.
Before any of this can take
place, however, antennas will
have to be installed at the wa-
ter tanks near the jail and Wa-
ter Mill Road. It is Anderson's
hope that the demonstration
Tuesday night convinces coun-
cil members that it's okay to
proceed with the purchase of
the additional equipment

FHP Reports
1-10 Fatality

Staff Writer

A single-vehicle crash, on I--
10 at mile marker 218 in Jef-
ferson County, April 21,
resulted in three minors and
one adult sustaining serious
injuries, and one minor fatally
FHP reports that at approxi-
mately 3:26 p.m. on I-10,
Billy Griffin, 40, was driving
his 2003 Dodge Ram west
bound, pulling a travel trailer
on the inside lane.
Passengers in the vehicle in-
cluded Mary Griffin, 40,
Nancy Bowing, 63, two mi-
nor males, ages 16 and 12,
and two minor females, ages,
15 and 11, all of Zachary, LA.
For reasons unknown to
FHP, Griffin lost control of
the vehicle and it began to ro-
tate and overturn.
The vehicle traveled north-
west across the westbound
lanes of I-10, coming to a fi-
nal rest on its roof and fading
As the vehicle overturned,
the 15 year-old girl was par-
tially ejected.
All passengers were trans-
ported to TMH, the 15 year-
old girl, by air ambulance,
where she was later pro-
nounced dead.
Billy and Mary Griffin sus-
tained minor injuries.
(See Fatality Page 6)

Senior Staff Writer

Perpetual garage sales, signs
sprouting up everywhere like
mushrooms after a rain, open
grill barbecues, requests for
permits to sell turkey wings
and fresh fish from the rear of
cars around the courthouse cir-
cle ...
Such trends are beginning to
worry city officials.
City Clerk Emily Anderson

said recently that she has
nightmares of what the down-
town district will look like, if
all these enterprises come to
Mayor Julie Conley, mean-
while, has called for an ad-hoc
committee to study the prob-
lem. Conley wants the com-
mittee to come up with some
kind of rules and regulations to
address the issue.
In the interim, the police de-
partment will begin picking up
(See Signs Page 2)

Published Wednesdays & Fridays


Vogelgesang, Jones Latest

To Pre-Qualify For Election


CITY OFFICIALS are expressing concern about the pro-
liferation of signs around town, as well as other un-
regulated activities. A committee is set to study the
issue. (News Photo)

Signs Crackdown Coming
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Signs Crackdown Coming

Elementary School Shows
Improvements In 3 Areas

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Confederate Memorial

Day Ceremony Held

At Old City Cemetery

Staff Writer

Major Pickens Bird Camp-
#1327 Sons of Confederate_
Veterans held a Confederate
Memorial Day Service Sun-
day afternoon at the Old
Monticello Cemetery.
The attending crowd wit-
nessed the Presentation of
Colors by the Honor Guard
representing three different
groups of the Sons of the
These included Jim Bard,
Tallahassee; Charles DeVane,
Valdosta, GA.; and Chris
Wilson, Monticello.
Gary Wright, past Camp
commander welcomed the
congregation and lead in the
Salute to the Flag of, the
United States of America and
to the Confederate Flag.
The Confederate Flag Sa-
lute reads: "I salute the Con-
federate Flag with affection,
reverence, and undying re-
Camp Chaplain Jim Sledge
offered the Invocation fol-
lowed by a program given by

Bob McElroy, Camp
The program was about
Camp Douglas, in Chicago.
-Some interesting facts and in-
- sights about this infamous
Union prison camp were pre-
He also gave devastating
facts about another Union
POW prison camp in Elmira,
NY., nicknamed 'Hellmira' by
the prisoners. Almost 25 per-
cent of the prisoners brought
there, died there.
The South had Anderson-
ville, an internationally
known reminder of prison
camp hardships and death.
The Service ended with the
the firing of the cannon, and
the placing of flowers on the
graves of both Union and
Confederate soldiers.
Refreshments and the plac-
ing of flowers on the graves
was hosted by the United
Daughters of the
Confederacy, Kate Dilworth
Scott Chapter.
"It's all about history," says
Eleanor Hawkins, a member
of the Daughters.

ELEANOR HAWKINS places flowers on Civil War
graves. (News Photos)

- *.. ~ ..~d*

MAJOR PICKENS BIRD CAMP #1327 Sons of Confederate Veterans Honor Guard pre-
sent the Colors Sunday at the Old Monticello Cemetery. From left, Jim Bard, Charles

DeVane, Chris Wilson.

crime Stoppers Offer

For Information On H

Staff Writer

Big Bend Crime Stoppers
is seeking any information
concerning a recent county fa-
tal hit-and-run.
On March 23, 2006, at
12:05 a.m., Eric Brian Jones
was struck and fatally injured
by an unknown vehicle that
fled the scene.
The crash occurred on
county road 149 (Boston
Highway) 6/10 of a mile east
ofUS 19.
Crime Stoppers says that re-
porting crime does pay In-
formation provided that leads-
to an arrest, can result in up to
a $1,000 reward.
Crime Stoppers is a non
profit organization that pro-
motes a partnership between
the media, law enforcement
and the community.
Big Bend Crime Stoppers
was started more than 20

years ago by a group of con-
cerned citizens and the Talla-
hassee Police Department,
covering all six of the Big
Bend counties, including Jef-
ferson, Gadsden, Liberty,
Leon and Wakulla.
People in the community
with information about a
crime can call Crime Stoppers
at 891-HELP or toll free at 1-
866-979-0922. These calls
are not recorded and Crime
Stoppers does not use Caller
When information is given,
the caller receives a code
number, which the caller can
then use to receive informa-
tion on the tip.
If an arrest is made based
on information provided by
the caller, the caller is eligible
for a reward.
The Crime Stoppers Board
of Directors is made up of
citizens, who vote on the re-
ward amount at the monthly
board meeting.

(Continued From Page 1)
designing the system," Ander-
son said.
The goal to allow the city to
redirect a half million or so
gallons of its treated wastewa-
ter daily and save an estimated
$30,000 annually in the proc-
The treated wastewater
would be pumped to Simpson's
Nursery, which would use it to
water its thousands of trees
and plants.
The city presently pumps the
treated wastewater to an artifi-
cial wetlands off Goldberg
Road. It costs the city about
$60,000 annually to test the
treated wastewater, in compli-
ance with state and federal
Pumping the treated waste-
water to the nursery will cut
this annual cost in half.

(Continued From Page 1)
. Rew ard those signs affixed to utility or
other poles or stuck in the
*t ground on public rights-of-
lit, Run way.
S- Police Chief David Frisby
The caller goes through the said the sign collection cam-
drive-thru of a designated paign will begin as soon as the
bank and provides a teller public notice appeared in the
with the code number. Then p e ee e
teller then sends out cash in paoer
Consider this article the pub-
return. lic notice.

Announces the regular school board
meeting to which the public is invited.
The meeting will be held at the
Desmond M. Bishop Administration
Building on Monday May 8,2006 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.

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Annual Emancipation Day

Activities Set May 14, 15

Staff Writer

The Annual Emancipation
Day service, parade and fes-
tivities, will begin May 14
and end May 15.
The Memorial Service will
be conducted May 14, and
will highlight what the com-
munity must do to keep the
dream alive.
Time and location will be
The Parade will begin at 10

a.m., May 15 in front of Capi-
tal City Bank and conclude at
the Howard Middle School
football field.
Applications for the parade-
can be picked up at the Mon-
ticello Boy's and Girl's Club,
and must be returned to the
MLK, Jr. Foundation, which
sponsors the events, at 485
Mississippi St., Monticello,
FL 23244.
Festivities will include
health related booths for free

blood pressure checks, Ref-
uge House, Voter's Registra-
tion and Voters Education,
Boy's and Girl's Club mem-
bership for the summer pro-
Additional activities include
performances by the African
Drummers, the Karate group,
and the Boy's and Girl's Club
will also conduct four flag
football games during the
All food and refreshments
provided during the event are

Staff Writer

As the seasons change and.
the weather begins to warm
up, the battle on the mosquito
population is up and running
in the county.,
Spraying for the blood
thirsty pests has already be-
gun in an effort to keep the
population down and also
prevent any diseases spread
by mosquitoes.
Jefferson County Mosquito
Control Director Bob Glenn
relates that the industry now
has several new tools to com-
bat the mosquito, including
traps that will be placed
throughout the county to
monitor mosquito population.
The county has a 24 hour
mosquito control hotline
(997-3343) for those who
wish to request spraying in
particular areas of the county.
This is also the fourth year
that the county will be using
the Sentinel Chicken
Program, to detect the pres-
ence of West Nile, EEE, SLE,
and Highlands-Jiviruses.
Glenn said there.are two
flocks in the county that are
exposed to biting mosquitos.
Blood is collected from the
birds each week to determine
if they had been bitten by
mosquitos that are carrying
any viruses.
The Sentinel Chickens work
as an early warning system

The Opera House will pre-
sent "Murder At Cafe Noir," a
murder mystery dinner pro-
duction, the weekends of may
12 and 13; 19, 20 and 21.
Evening performances are at
7 p.m., with doors open at 6:30
p.m., and doors open at 1 p.m.
for the Sunday matinee, May
Tickets, including dinner, are
$30 per person and $25 for
Opera House members.
Matinee tickets are $20 per
person. Reservations are re-
quired. Call 997-4242.
"Cafe Noir" is a forties de-
tective story featuring Rick
Archer, a Bogart/Sam Spade

that alerts the county when
the diseases viruses are in the
area so extra precautions can
be taken.
In addition, the county also
has a Dead Bird Surveillance
Program. Dead birds can be
reported to the Health Depart-
Crows and Blue Jays should
particularly be reported be-
cause they are most suscepti-
ble to West Nile.
The county also offers the
Gambusia fish and larvicide
dunks for those residents with
ponds or lakes on their prop-
Gambusia fish are minnow-
sized fish that eat mosquito
larvae, but are nontoxic to
fish, animals and other
The spraying, dunk and
Gambusia fish programs are
free of charge.
Those residents interested in
fish or dunks should stop by
the Health Department and
fill out a request form.
The fish are ordered in late
August or early September.
The spraying program and the
Gambusia Program are free of
To win the battle over the
mosquito population, resi-
dents must fully take part in
minimizing the areas around
their homes, such as contain-
ers with standing water,
where mosquitos can breed.
Mosquitos don't travel very
far from where they hatch and

kid of character.
Rick is search for a beautiful
runaway on a remote Carib-
bean island.
The owner of Cafe Noir has
been murdered, and Rick's
quarry was the last person
seen with him.
Suspects include the French
Madam/club manager, a voo-
doo priestess, a black market-
eer, a crooked lawyer, and of
course the femme fatale.
The audience votes twice on
what they think Rick should do
next; and at the end, the vote
on the identify of the killer.
"Glamorous Prizes" will be
awarded to successful audi-
ence sleuths.



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what the people do around
their homes to prevent breed-
ing, can go a long way in the
battle against the mosquito
There are two kinds of mos-
quitos, container breeders and
flood water breeders, and ac-
cording to Glen, the majority
of the mosquitos in the county
are container breeders.
In warmer weather, the
mosquito eggs become full
grown biting adults in just a
few days.
Residents should empty
standing water where the
mosquito lhrvae grow, exam-
ples are roof gutters, flower
pots, old tires and other out-
side containers.
To battle the.bite of mosqui-
tos, suggests avoiding out-
doors before sunrise and after
sunset, wearing long sleeves,
and pants, and using insect re-
pellents containing "DEET".
For further information on
mosquito control or to take
advantage of the program,
call 342-0170, ex. 221 or 997-

You Can Count
On The

free of charge.
The Parade Committee re-
serves the right to exclude
any participant which is felt
to be inappropriate.
Further information will be
For questions, contact Ger-
rold Austin at 997-8817 or
Foundation President Char-
les Parrish said coordinators
are looking for a significantly'
larger crowd than during past
events. ""Our celebration of
freedom must remain forever
in our community," said Par-
rish. He added that the sup-
port of the community will
help manifest The Dream, the
idealists of the past, present
and future have envisioned
for the community.
Jefferson County is the only
one in the state in which pub-
lic schools are closed in honor
of the Emancipation.
Emancipation Day, the date
on which slaves were freed,
was May 20, 1865.

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Impact Kids

Experts say many communi-
ties across the nation are be-
coming unhealthy, a dangerous
trend that can harm children's
Often, these problems exist
because the way communities
are designed can have serious
health consequences, espe-
cially for children and
For example, in urban areas,
lack of sidewalks safe spaces
to play, an access to fresh
foods contribute to increases in
childhood obesity.
In communities all across the
company, children are exposed
to preventable toxins at home,
at school and outdoors that can
cause serious disease.
Many children, especially
those living in low income
communities, do not have a
nearby doctor or pharmacy to
provide them the health care
they need.
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Unchecked growth had be-
gun to effect the residents'
health when the community
launched a rigorous assess-
ment to identify areas for im-
As a result, more parks are
being built and community
programs were created to en-
courage families and children
to be more active.
Is your neighborhood
healthy for kids? Five ques-
Stions to aski'
1. Is my families house free
of harmful levels of mold, lead
and other kinds of toxic sub-,
2. Is there a safe playground
nearby where my children can
3. Is there a grocery store in
my community that offers
fresh meat, fruits and vegeta-
4. Is there a health clinic or
pharmacy in my
5. Is the air in my neighbor-
hood clean and safe for my
kids to breathe?

From Our Files

May 1, 1996
County Commissioner Clif-
ford Brown was robbed at gun
point about midnight Friday
outside his business establish-
ment in the north side of town.
A request by the defense that
the court order the family of
the Murdered victim Montee
Johnson to refrain from any
contact with alleged murderer
Bobby Cook, Jr. and his family
failed too elicit the desired
court response.
State Representative Allen
Boyd, Chair of the House
Rules and Calendar
Committee, praised recent ac-
tions by the House to reform
and improve Florida's public
A 24 year old local man was
charged with sexual battery on
a juvenile by the Sheriffs De-
partment over the weekend.

April 30, 1986
Clifford Brown has an-
nounced his candidacy for
County Commissioner. He
would represent district II,
which is the newly-created dis-
trict in Monticello.
Mary Frances Kerr and Lynn
Carswell are co-chairman of
the Watermelon Festival
Beauty Pageant this year.
Melear Dairy is going out of
the dairy business for at least
five years. Melear Dairy suc-
cessfully bid for and was re-
cently accepted into the Milk

Diversification Program. The
program basically stipulates
that any dairy accepted will go
out of the dairy business for
five years. The five years be-
gins when the last animal is

S April 29, 1976
U. S Senator Dick Stone,
speaking to a crowd gathered
at the Opera House for the un-
veiling of a Bicentennial na-
tional Music Council plaque
Sunday, said he saw potential
in the old Opera House when
he first saw it in 1969 and sees
even more today.
Police arrested a nude man
on US Highway 90 West this
week. He was saluting passing
motorist. Chief Griffin asked
him what he was doing and he
replied, "What do you think I
am doing?" Griffin took him to
the county jail.

April 29, 1966
Alvin Dickerson, owner and
manager of Simpson Nursery,
Inc., closed a deal Thursday
for the old plywood mill on
High Street at the railroad and
will retain his entire nursery
and watermelon seed operation
in Monticello.
The house trailer in which
Deputy Sheriff and Mrs. D.R.
Campbell and children reside
in Jefferson Heights was de-
:stroyed by fire Saturday night
about 10:30.

ELECTRICIAN Mike Gramling looks over an Indian teepee display shown by Aucilla
Christian Academy students Allison Khoury and Phillip Claiborne. (News File Photo)

- Opinion & Comment

Reporters Not Press Agents

Some folks confuse a re-
porter with that of a press
A press agent's job is to
make his boss (or firm) look
good. He feeds the press only
those things that cast his boss
in a favorable light.
A reporter's role, on the
other hand, is to report the
news. Sometimes the news
makes somebody look good
and sometimes it doesn't. In
either event it's the reporter's
job to get the facts and present
them to the public.
A friend of mine owned a
fast food restaurant which was
packed one noon hour when
somebody started using the
place for target practice.
Three or four shots were
fired through the plate glass
window. Miraculously, no one
was injured.
Naturally the local newspa-
per where I worked reported
the incident using information
supplied by the police depart-
My friend called me that
night outraged at the newspa-
per. My business will be ru-




.Ron i C'!olh

ined! How could you let them
do that to me. Why did your
paper have to report the
You see he was confused. He
thought the papers function
was that of a press agent in-
stead of an information me-
I personally have no desire
to print embarrassing things
about people, nor do I have an
interest in serving as any-
body's press agent.
I am, however, interested in
printing the news for the bene-
fit of the public.
Several years ago a young

lady drove her car into the
window of the Van Priest
Store on N. Jefferson Street. I
heard the crash and ran out of
the office to get a picture of
the car and shattered window.
She saw me coming and be-
gan shouting "I don't want any
I was clicking the shutter as
she was shouting and the inci-
dent was recorded for our
Did I enjoy the experience?
Not at all. The poor woman
was beside herself as it was,
but when somebody drives
into a retail store window,

that's news!
Another number reporters
have to live with is the source
who wants to write the story.
That goes something like
this... "Put my name in it a
couple of times, leaving that
out be sure to write it this
way, no let's not mention that,
be sure to put this on page one,
don't run the story until I tell
If a reporter agrees to this
Then he is, in fact, a press
Reporting in lieu of press
agentry has some hazards. The
source who finds a reporter is
not writing stories as he is told
claims the reporter dislikes
him and doesn't treat him
He may suddenly become
very uncooperative on future
stories. He may say bad things
about the reporter or the news-
I have been through that kind
of thing and it is nothing but a
But I very much believe in
the public's right to informa-
tion and I don't mind the has-
sle for that principle.

Options For Terminally IIl

Big Bend Hospice

The words "terminal" illness
can leave you feeling hopeless
and helpless. You feel there
are no options left, when in
fact there are many options
and decisions to be considered.
Patients usually want to
know whether there are cura-
tive medical treatments to be
pursued, about life-prolonging
interventions, what will the
disease process be, what serv-
ices can help me.
One option is hospice care.
Hospice care can relieve or re-
duce pain, manage symptoms,
and provide quality times with
family and friends. The goal of
hospice care is to support the
highest quality of life as possi-
ble during a person's final
Hospice care is a time-

honored approach that allows
people to spend their last days
at home or home-like setting
surrounded by family and
friends. Hospice care is avail-
able for anyone who has a ter-
minal diagnosis. The illnesses
are as varied as each individual
in hospice. There are those
with cancer, heart disease, de-
mentia, chronic obtrusive pul
monary disease, or simply fail-
ing to strive. Hospice patients
are young, middle age and eld-
There are important issues to
be considered in selecting hos-
pice care. Hospice services of-
fer a team of professionals
who work to maximize com-
fort for the patient, family and
loved ones. At Big Bend Hos-
pice, the multidisciplinary
team includes:
Doctors. Your primary
doctor and Big Bend Medical
Director, David Robinson

M.D. And our county's associ-
ate medical director, Dr. John
Mackay, oversee patient care.
David Robinson, MD is a cer-
tified hospice and Palliative
Medicine physician. The certi-
fication's rigorous qualifica-
tions ensure that big Bend
Hospice patients have the spe-
cialized medical care needed
for terminal illness. Prior to
joining Big Bend Hospice as
Medical Director in 2003, Dr.
Robinson practiced internal
medicine with the Southern
Medical group, PA in Talla-
Nurses. Big Bend nurses
are assigned to our hometown.
Experienced in end-of-life
care, nurses visit patients for
regular evaluations and patient
care. They also help family
and caregivers to understand
the disease process, what to
expect and how to help care
for the patient. The nurses also

communicate with the doctors
to ensure patient needs are ad-
dressed. The number of visits
is based on patient needs. Big
Bend Hospice also provides
emergency support 24 hours
ad day by phone and emer-
gency nurse visits when
Home Health Aides. Certi-
fled home health aides provide
extra support and routine pa-
tient care such as dressing,
bathing and eating.
Spiritual Counselors.
Chaplains, lay ministers, and
other spiritual counselors are
available to help support the
patient and family. Many peo-
ple in hospice care have con-
nections to their home
churches or other spiritual sup-
port systems. Big Bend Hos-
pice offers additional support
if the patient wishes.
Social Workers. Family
(See Options Page 5)

Species Act Stirs Feelings


Efforts in the U.S. Senate to
update and modernize the
33-year-old Endangered
Species Act (ESA) are an
emotional topic for many.
Opinions range from
completely repealing the act
to not changing a single word.
Yet, it seems clear to many
that sensible
those that focus on the

recovery of species and not
just habitats-are long overdue.
Biologists say the ESA has
not seen meaningful change
since it was passed in 1973.
As a result, of the nearly
1300 species listed as threat-
ened or endangered, only 10
have recovered sufficiently to
be delisted.
During that same period of
time, over 30 species have
been found to be extinct. It can
be argued that even those spe-
cies that recovered over the

last three decades have done so
with little help from ESA.
For example, the bald eagle,
which has recovered and is
about to be delisted, is often
cited as an ESA success story.
In fact, it recovered due to a
ban on the use of the pesticide
DDT and hunting restrictions
that preceded passage of ESA.
ESA specified critical habitat
for the bird but, as it turned out
eagles are not particularly
fussy about habitat.
After a bad hurricane season

destroyed critical habitat in
Florida, the birds moved into
residential neighborhoods
where they thrived.
The same is true of the pere-
grine falcon that recovered pri-
marily due to a privately
funded captive breeding pro-
gram and now lives on plenti-
ful pigeons in the country's
largest cities.
Yet, the designation of areas
as "critical habitat" are the pri-
mary tools of the old ESA.
(See Species Act Page 5)

From Our Photo File

1 I




Writer Proposes Solution

For Illegal Immigration

Dear Editor:
There have been recent arti-
cles in the Monticello News
regarding the invasion of the
United States by our neighbors
to the south.
Though no one, in or out of

government, can say how
many of these invaders live
within our borders, the esti-
mates run as high as 20-30
For some reason, the United
States Government is incapa-

ble of securing the borders
against invasion.

The bribing of elected "offi-
cials" via "political donations"
by various business interests
(the cheap-labor gang) and in-

down before they get to the
downtown area.
This could not only help the
safety of persons now living
along US 90 and US 19 in
residential areas, but also those
businesses in the commercial
Personally, I happened to
stay within the limits of speed
set, but am continually passed
by motorists, mainly on the
right side of a four laned area.
Perhaps if persons traveling
through, or our own residents
took the small amount of time
it takes to slow down, they
would see the beauty of our
historic homes and see the
smiles on the faces of our
lovely people.
We happen to live in the
most beautiful county; within
it holds a most historic city, so
my question is: What's the
This same question holds
true not only for motorists who
have an overly heavy foot, but
those who are pushing for de-
velopment now.
One of the features of this
area is that development has
been slow in coming, and that
has been its saving grace.
There are many here that re-
member when Tallahassee was
just an overgrown town. Look
at it now! Is that really what
we want for our beautiful area?
I say yes to development, but
let us take baby steps before
we run...or it may run away
with us.
Respectfully submitted with
C. Taylor

SDear Editor:
SHow happy I was to see the
lonely pedestrian sign on
;North Jefferson. Many a time
There has been a pedestrian in
;the crosswalk that I lawfully
stopped for, only to be almost
rear ended by an impatient mo-
The sound of squealing
brakes from behind is unnerv-
ing. The placement of this sign
is questionable as are the speed
limit signs within the City.
Why was this particular sign
not put at the furthermost
northern crosswalk so that, as
indicated by your paper, traffic

coming from the northern end
of US 19 has advance warning
and those pedestrians can cross
by the Post Office with some
degree of safety?
Yes, there is a lot of noon-
,time pedestrian traffic at this
crossing, but the traffic at the
Post Office is all day long.
It is my opinion that the
speed limit signs (some lo-
cated behind bushes and light
poles) should be moved to the
outer reaches of the city.
Where currently a sign reads
45 mph, I personally feel it
should read 35 mph. In other
words, slow the motorists

Options For Terminally III

(Continued From Page 4)
Support Counselors provide
counseling and support to the
patient and family. They also
help with the complex issues
of insurance and other finan-
cial concerns.
Music Therapist. Big Bend
Hospice is the hospice in the
area to offer Music Therapists.
These highly trained therapist
use music to help control pain,
to stimulate memory and
movement, calm fear, and help
increase patient comfort.
Volunteers. Trained hos-
pice volunteers offer a range of
services and support. Patient

care volunteers can stay with
patient while caregivers run er-
rands or tend to other responsi-
bilities. Volunteers can 'be
companions-playing cards,
taking walks, going shopping,
reading or simply just being
Bereavement Counselors.
Professional grief and loss
counselors provide support and
guidance for family members
and loved ones during and af-
ter a patient's death. This sup-
port continues for up to a year
after the death. Plus, there are
specialized grief programs for
children and teens.

Species Act Stirs Feelings

(Continued From Page 4)
These designations do not re-
quire scientifically developed
recovery plans-even though re-
covering species is the Act's
stated goal.
That is why Resources Com-
mittee Chairman Richard
Pombo designed the House-
passed, bipartisan Threatened
and Endangered Species Re-
covery Act to require recovery
plans rather than simple, arbi-
trary designations of critical
Such plans would be peer re-
viewed using best available
science. Should some plans
find some kind of habitat pro-
tection necessary, such protec-
tions would be put in place.
If.habitat proves to be irrele-
vant to recovery of a species,
other, more effective means
would be used.
If the Senate enacts similar
legislation, we might recover

considerably more than 10
species over the diext 33 years.
(Tim Wigley is a director of
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hired to enforce existing immi-
gration laws might lie at the
heart of the matter. I have a so-
Since the illegals are said to
do the jobs that Americans
won't do, the United States
Government should hire a few
thousand of these people to re-
place appointees and General
Schedule employees who are
allegedly managing the agen-
cies responsible for immigra-
tion, border security, and the
The mestizos are said to be
good, conscientious workers,
will work much cheaper than
Americans, and most impor-
tantly, obviously know the
system much better than do
those who are presently taking
up space in those jobs.
As incentives to actually stop
the flow of illegals across the
border, the new, cheap em-
ployees should be paid bo-
nuses for each alien stopped

before entering the United
States territory, and conversely
docking the pay of those who
allow aliens to slip across and,
and deporting the cheap (but
able) employee for the third
such screw up.
The politician class is wring-
ing its hands over calls by the
American public to close the
border, and have a mass
roundup of illegals and subse-
quent deportation of same.
They are understandably torn
between "constituent loyalty"
and those dark, powerful
forces which have helped
feather their nest with substan-
tial "donations."
I have a solution for that too.
The United States Govern-
ment should create a Depart-
ment of Bounty, there being so
many departments now, that
one more will hardly be no-
This department would hire
several thousand low wage
mestizos and deputize them as

-Bounty Hunters to seek out
other illegals to start the depor-
tation process.
They will receive the mini-
mum wage for the minimum
assigned illegals to be rounded
up and departed, but they will
receive incentive bonuses for
exceeding the assigned
For example, if the minimum
number of illegals they are as-
signed to catch is 10 per week,
and they catch above that will
net them, say another $50 per
After they have done their
job, they too will be sent
home, pockets bulging with
gringo cash, where they will
no doubt live like royalty
(provided the venal, corrupt
Mexican government allows
them to keep it!)
This is a win-win proposal
for American. Maybe we
should think about a "guest
politician" program too.
Jack Shelley

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the following items for recycling:

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

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

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

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

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

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

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

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

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

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& pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned into an employee of the
facility and not just dropped off.

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

The City of M6nticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
information on other items for disposal in the .City, please call
Don Anderson at 342-0154.

Please visit the Jefferson County web page
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hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
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Tony de Serceys

Married 50 Years

Staff Writer

Isabelle and Tony de Sercey._
celebrated their 50th Wedding.
Anniversary at their home on
Saturday, April 22 among
family and friends.
Although it rained most of
the day more than 200 guests
joined, in the celebration, in-
cluding their children, grand-
children, and great gandchil-
Most of their guests came
from Monticello, a few from
Tallahassee, a school friend
came in from Delaware, and a
cousin came all the way from
France to wish them well and
continued happiness.
The couple offered a variety
of food and drink to, their
Russ Barber, a friend of the
family, tended to the 'back
porch' bar. A self-serve buffet
of appetizers, cheeses, pate.

fruits, cakes, and fresh veg-
gies was offered in the dining
The de Sercey family
moved to Jefferson County in
1965. They raised their chil-
dren in Lloyd, then moved
closer to Monticello, where
they built the house they live
in today. .
Their gardens, n ith lots of
flowers in bloom, and 'the
roses at their peak, provided a
colorful backdrop for the
e\ ent.
"Thank you all, for your
love, dedication, and friend-
ship;" said an emotional de'
Attending this gala event,
with an open invitation iere
friends from Sainit Margaret
Church, the Monticello. Gar-
den Club, The American Le-
gion anid Auxiliary,' 'the Sons
of the Confederate. Fanelew's,
the Hunting Club, and mnem-
ber of the Alliance Fran-
cophone. :

Masonic Lodge

Partners in Early

Learning Project

COUNTY Relay for Life Survivor Chair Cricket Edwards,
left, accepts a check from Cancer Survivor Bert Banks
on behalf of the area Masonic Lodges. (News Photo)

Homes Of
Helen Couver Reeves
Helen Couver Reeves age
87, a homemaker, died Mon-
day, May 1, 2006 at Brynwood
Nursing Center in Monticello,
Services were held Wednes-
day, May 3, 2006 beginning at
11:00 a.m. at Wacissa Pente-
costal Holiness Church in Wa-
cissa, Florida. Interment will
follow the services at Brooms-
age Cemetery. Visitation was
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at
Beggs Funeral Home Monti-
cello Chapel in Monticello,
FL. From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In
lieu of flowers memorial con-
tributions can be made to the
Lawrence Reeves, Jr. Memo-
rial Scholarship fund at Em-
manuel College, P.O. Box 129,
Franklin Springs, Ga. 30639.
Helen was born in Cedar
Keys, Florida and lived most
of' her life in Wacissa, Fl.,
Helen was a member of the
Wacissa Pentecostal Holiness
Church where she led the choir
for over 30 years. She enjoyed
life and lived it to the fullest.
Helen is survived by four
sons August (Gus) Reeves
(Dorothy) of Glen St. Mary,
Fl., Rev. Lawrence Reeves
(Imogene) of Leesburg, Fl.,
Rev. Ernest Reeves (Patricia)
of Maryville, Tn. and Rev.
Gary Reeve (Vickie) of Monti-
cello, FL. one brother W.A.
(Sonny) Couver of Monticello,
FL. and one sister Margaret

Helobkos of Santa Rosa, Ca.
eleven grandchildren and
twenty-eight great grandchil-
dren. She was preceded in
death by her loving husband
Claude and brother Robert

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Staff Writer

Monticello Masonic Lodge
F&AMN #5 is one of the oldest
Masonic lodges in Florida,
with the oldest lodge located
in St..tugustine..
The lodge is located at 235
North Olive Street and the -
meetings are held on the sec-
ond and fourth Monday
nights of each month'.
Members are partnering in
the Early Learning Coali-
tion Project, which endeavors
to prepare children for suc-
cess in school, by providing
leadership and advocacy.
Masons are men of good
moral character, aged 21 and
older, who believe in a su-
preme being, and are of many
different religious affiliations.
The Masons support many
community activities, such as
little league baseball and Boy
They give to scholarship
programs; and support many
civic organizations including
Relay For Life to which they
recently presented a check,
and, they support the widows
and families of Masons.
The Masons have family
dinners occasionally before
their meetings to keep fami-
lies involved in their social
activities and many commu-
nity activities.

Masons celebrate on a
Yearly basis what they call
Americanism Night where
they have open doors, serving
dinner to the public and their
families, and have noted

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Billy and Mary Griffin
Bowing were wearing their
seat belts. It is not known if
the children were wearing
FHP has, deemed that the
crash was not alcohol-related
and the cause of the crash is
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Pre-Emancipation Day

Event At MLK Center

Staff Writer

The Martin Luther King. Jr.-
Community Center. Inc. offi-
cers, members, and supporters
extend a cordial invitation to
all churches, youth and aduit
groups, organizations, clubs,
and citizens to join in their
pre-emancipation day events.
Activities begin Sunday 6
p.m, MNa) 7, at Memorial NMB
Church, % ith a Pre Emancipa-
tion Day Program. -
Everyone who has knowl-
edgeor lacks knowledge of
how and why May 20 is cele-
brated, is encouraged to join
the MLK group and other citi-
zens to learn and share valu-
able information on this-.
Inherited Event.
The Parade and extended
activities begin at 10a.m May
20, and will proceed to the
MLK Community Center site
located at 1420 First Street,
east of the Howard Middle
School Baseball field, and be-

hind the Jefferson Arms
All are encouraged to.walk
or ride in the Parade and/or
perform at the MLK site.
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Bill Hawkins at 997-8880.

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care. outpatient services for both
The Medicare Rural Health sole community hospitals and
Provider Payment Extension small rural hospitals, which in-
Act (HR 5118) would extend eludes Doctors' Memorial
certain Medicare payment re- Hospital in Perry.
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portance to me and the people outpatient services.
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this legislation goes a long 2nd Congressional District
way towards making that hap- classified as Physician Scarcity
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Provider Payment Extensions deliver essential health serv-
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range of providers, including: Boyd stated.
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program for physicians prac- be overlooked when it comes
timing in designated Physician to access to healthcare
Scarcity Areas. Calhoun, Dixie services.
Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Jeffer- "I am committed to identify-
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Taylor and Walton Counties unique needs of our rural com-
are all designated as Physician munities and ensuring that
Scarcity Areas: families in rural areas have ac-
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Stoppage Is Felt Locally

Senior Staff Writer

All but one of Simpson
Nurseries' 60 or so Hispanic
employees skipped work Mon-
day, part of a nationwide pro-
test against immigration
measures that Congress is con-
Don Cbvan, operations man-
ager at Simpson Nurseries,
said Tuesday that the work
stoppage wasn't unexpected.
"We kind of knew it was go-
ing to happen," Covan said,
adding that the one-day absen-
teeism did not create a prob-
"We simply redirected the
labor," Covan said.
Across the country, an esti-

mated 1.1 million mostly His-
panic immigrants and their
supporters stayed out of work
on "Day Without Immigrants"
to flex their economic muscle.
The immigrants and their
supporters want to send a mes-
sage to lawmakers that many
industries in this country de-
pend on immigrant labor and
that their contributions are im-
portant to the economy.
It is reported that in Florida,
the construction and nurseries
industries were the hardest hit
by the one-day work stoppage.
Congress is debating several
immigration measures that
range from helping people
who entered this country ille-
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Lady Tigers Lose To

Maclay 3-1 In District Play

Staff Writer

The Jefferson County High--
School varsity softball team
was eliminated following the
first round District Tourna-
ment, after being downed by
Maclay, 3-1.
Therefore, the Lady Tigers
end the season, 6-7, 0-1 in
Coach Earline Knight said
the game was suspended in
the bottom of the sixth due to
adverse weather.

"We did play a heck of a
ball game," said Knight. 'But
the errors were costly. The
Lady Tigers committed four
errors, three of which were on
a single ball, accounting for
one run, and the other error
accounted for another Maclay
She added that two fantastic
plays were made by Shanice
Brooks, both of which were
On the first double-play,
Brooks caught a fly-ball in
center field and ran back to
-second base for the tag. On

the second double-play,
Brooks fielded the ball, threw
it to second for the out, who
in turn, threw the ball to third
for the tag. "Those, plays
were just like they were de-
signed to happen," said
"In the fifth, we loaded the
bases and just could not capi-
talize on it," said Knight.
"We left a large number of
runners on base during the
Jemaria Cuyler pitched the
game, striking out no batters
and giving up four hits and
two walks.
Nakidra Thompson, the
leadoff hitter, made the solo
JCHS hit of the game with a
"This is an extremely young
team, mostly freshmen" said
Knight. "A more seasoned
team would not have left
three runners on base."
t Knight ended on a positive
note, "We're only losing two
players off next year's roster,
t both seniors.
I'm looking for folks to be
afraid to play Jefferson again
in the future. They are not
now, but they will be."



At Park

Staff Writer

Recreation Park Director
Kevin Aman reports the
scores from the latest spring
sports action.
In T-ball, Jefferson Builders
Mart squeaked by Bishop
Farms, 18-17; Capital City
Bank downed Rotary, 19-17;
the Builders defeated Rotary,
22-13;. and the Bankers
downed the Farmers, 21-7.

In Coach Pitch action, Hi-
ram Masonic Lodge slammed
Kiwanis, 21-1-; State Farm
Insurance beat Chicken
Delite, 13-9; Chicken Delite
clobbered Kiwanis, 18-5; C &
F Fencing beat State Farm In-
surance, 9-2; and the Fencers
walloped Hiram Masonic
Lodge 17-8.

in Cal Ripkin action, Farm-
ers and Merchants Bank beat
Williams Timber, 4-3; Jeffer-
son Farmers Market downed
the Millers, 3-1; the Farmers
clobberd Williams Timber,
12-8; and the Bankers
downed the Milers, 12-5.
In softball action, Joyner's
Travel Center downed Jack-
son's Drug store in two games
7-5 and 13-3.


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for the serve for the Mood
Swings on Team #4.

Staff Writer

Lady Warriors

varsity soft-

ball team won the Regional
quarterfinals and semifinals
and stands 23-4 on the
In the Regional Quarterfi-
nals, ACA downed First
Coast, 12-2.
Brittany Hobbs pitched the
game, striking out six and
walking two.
At the plate, Bethany Saun-
ders went two for three, two
RBI, two runs; Lindsey Day,
two for four, one double, one
RBI, one run; Chelsey
Kinsey, two for four, one
double, one run, one RBI; and
Paige Thurman and Nicole
Mathis each, two for three
with one run.
HobbS and Joanna Cobb
each scored two runs; and
Mallory Plaines went one for
three, one triple, one run,
three RBI.
In the Regional Semifinal,

the Lady Warriors clobbered
Paxton, 15-2.
Hobb.s pitched, striking oul
one, and giving up four hits
and one walk.
At the plate, Hobbs went
two for two, four RBI, ripped
one home run, two runs.
Keri Brasington went two
for four, two RBI, one triple,
two runs; Mathis, two for
two, two RBI, two runs;
Plaines, one for two, two RBI
one double, two runs; and
Saunders, one for two, one
RBI, one double, one run.
The Lady Warriors play in
the Regional Final Tuesday, 4
p.m., here, against Eagleview.
Coach Roslyn Bass said the
two teams have gone against
each other twice in the pas
During Regional Finals, and
ACA took the win on both
"But I have heard that Ea-
gleview has gotten a lot better
since the last time we played
the, so it should prove to be a
really good game," said Bass.

Tigers Regional

Champs 2nd Year
with 39.9 seconds; and first
FRAN HUNT in the triple jump with 43
Staff Writer feet, half of an inch;
Daryl Young took. first
For the second consecutive- place in the long jump with
year the Jefferson County 22 feet, half an inch;a first
High School boy's track and place in the 100 meters with
field team conquered the Re- 11.6 seconds.
gional Championship. Tremaine Parker took first
Four Tigers represented Jef- place in the 110 hurdles with
ferson, and three of the four, 15.7 seconds.
came out with the first place The team of Dady, Young,
wins in several different as- Parker, and Lucius wade took
pects of the competition. first place in the 4 x 100 with
42.8 seconds.
As a team, the Tigers 42.8 seconds.
As a team, the Tigers Wade took third in the 200
topped the scoring with an
meters with 23.03.
84.00, the second highest meters with 23.03.
team, with an 86.61. The boys departed en route
to Jacksonville Thursday
Jon Dady took first in the morning for the State Cham-
high hurdles with 14.9 sec- pionship and were competing
bonds; first in the 300 hurdles first thing Friday morning.

Regional Action Ends

JCHS Girls' Track Season

Staff Writer

ACA Head Football Coach
Joe Striplin is preparing for
the 2006-07 season.
He has begun holding ath-
letic classes during the sev-
enth period for football play-
ers, where they work on
stretching techniques to pre-
vent injury, strength skills
and agility.
All of those athletes who
will be on the team however,
are not attending the class be-
cause baseball players are still
in the playoffs.
"I'm getting to better know

The Jefferson County High
School varsity baseball team
lost the first round of district
play to Macay, 11-10.
The team stands 2-11 on the
"Maclay was hitting really
good," said Assistant Coach
Jim Norton.
Shayne Broxie pitched the
first three and a half innings,
giving up six runs, six hits,
three walks, and striking out
. ne.
Mario Rivers took over on
the mound in the middle of
the fourth, striking out five,
and giving up five runs, five
hits and no walks.
There were only two Tigers
hits collected at the plate.
Both were singles, made by
Rivers and Breon Parker.
Norton concluded that he is
looking forward to a prosper-
ous year next year for the Ti-
"We're only losing one
player to graduation," he said.
"I'm hoping to get them into
some kind of a summer base-

i Mood Swings Finish

Season 9th

Staff Writer

In their final, matches of the
season, the Monticello Mood
swings won four and a half of
six matches against the Capi-
tal City Aces, at Tom Brown
Park last week.
Team #1, Katie Brock and
Lisa Jackson, lost its sets, 0-6
and 2-6/
Team #2, Patty Hardy and
Cindy Wainright, lost its first
set, 3-6, won the second, 6-4
and won the tiebreaker, 6-2.
Team #3, Kelly Hetheringon
and Susan Goodwin, split
points with the opposing

in League
Team #4, Laura Kirchhoff
and Angie Delvecchio, won
the sets, 6-0 and 7-5.
Team #5, Lindsey Taylor'
and Trisha Wirick, won the
sets, 6-4 and 6-4; and team
#6, Maxie Miller ad Jennifer
Ellis won the sets, 6-4 and
The Mood Swings finished
ninth in the league of the 16
"We're getting better, said
Hardy. "We'll be practicing
all summer and we are all
looking forward to a better
year next year."
The ladies will enjoy the an-
nual Round Robin games,
awards ceremony and Lunch-
_eon Thursday.

the players," said Striplin.
"I'm impressed with the im-
provement already shown by
those I do have, and they will
be the starters for the fall, and
much further ahead of the
He added, "We are a team
and team work makes the
Striplin has informed the
athletes that they possibly
have the ability to go all-pro.
"It keeps them hustling,"
said Striplin. "I'm also stress-
ing taking pride in the weight
room, keeping it clean and
building their pride in Au-
"Before we leave the weight
room, it is cleaned up," he

ball program to sharpen their
skills and help them keep that
Competitive edge for next sea-

added. "They know not to-
leave anything behind or out
of its place."
Striplin said that he has seen
the Warriors play on film, but
he had not yet had the oppor-
tunity to watch them play on
the field.
He said that the Warriors
also have new helmets this
year, with different logos.
"The old logo was an arrow,
similar to that of FSU. The
new logo depicts three verti-
cal stripes, two blue on the
outside and one white in the
middle, with the letters AC on
it, similar to that of the base-
ball team hat logo," said
The boy not playing bsse-
ball began, spring practice

He concluded that if all
goes according to schedule,
the Warriors may be compet-
ing in the Spring scrimmage
games, 6 p.m., May 12, which
will involve four schools, Au-
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Staff Writer

Though the Jefferson County
High School six girls on the
track and field team placed
well during the District Com-
petition, they failed to place
in the Regional Competition
last week, thus ending the
season for the Lady Tigers.
In the 100 meter, Alexia
Huggins placed sixth with
14.1 seconds.
In the 200 meter, Quaneshia
Franklin didn't place with
28.9 seconds.
In the 4 x 100, the team of
Huggins, Franklin, Shanice
Brooks, and Keandra Seab-
rooks, placed fifth with 53.4

In the discus, Ceata Crumity
threw for 75 feet and didn't
place; and in the. shot-put,
Jazmaun Hall threw for 26
feet, and also did not place.
Coach Nikki Cooks said the
Lady Tigers had a good sea-
son and she looks for a very
good season next year.
"All of the girls will be re-
turning except Alexia, who is
graduating," said Cooks.
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ACA Wins District Title

Fourth Year Straight


After two trips to Carrabelle,
and wins over Munroe, Carra-
belle and sand knats, the Au-
cilla Warriors baseball team,
left with its fourth consecu-
tive district title, a first for the
The Munroe game was
played on Carrabelle Field
Tuesday, and resulted in an
8-2 win.

Staff Writer

Aucilla Christian Academy'
has released the schedule of
upcoming events.
K-5 enjoyed a field trip to
Thomasville Thursday.
Dance recital dress re-
hearsal is 3:30 p.m., Friday,
and the dance recital, entitled,
"Doll Land", will be 3 p.m.,_.
Saturday at the Opera House.
Tickets are $3 each, students
enter free of charge, and tick-
ets will be available at the
May 2, 7 p.m., is the piano
May 3, is the fine arts field
trip for grades 7-12, to the
Opera House for the Eckerd
College "Holocaust" play.
The academic awards pro-
gram'for grades 7-12 will be
8:30 a.m., May 5; and the An-
nual Spring Auction will be-.
held beginning at 6 p.m., May
6, at the Country Club.
Tickets for the steak din-
ner with all of the trimmings,
are $25 each and can be pur-
chased by calling Danny
Jackson or the ACA office at
May 11 is the College Art
Exhibition in the library and
May Day.
During May Day, the ele-
mentary students are led by

Dustin Roberts tossed five
innings, getting a win and
raising his record to 8-2, on
one hit, two runs and four
Casey Gunnels finished on
the mound, striking out two
and giving up no hits or runs.
Aucilla led 3-0t the lead to
3-2 after five and a half.
In the bottom of the sixth,
the Warriors turned an error,
three hits and three walks into
five runs to seal the win.

JCHS Splits 2, Stands

6-6 On The Season

Staff Writer

The Jefferson County High
School varsity baseball team
split its last two games to
stand 6-6 on the season.
The Tigers downed John
Paul for a 17-10 win.
Shayne Broxie pitched the
first four innings, striking out
two, and giving up four runs,
four hits, and no walks;.
Telvin Norton pitched the
fourth, giving up two runs,
three walks and one hit.
Demario Rivers pitched the
fifth, striking out five, and
giving up one run and three
Assistant Coach Jim Norton
said that at the plate, Rivers
conquered the scene. "His
batting was right on," said
Norton. "That was the best
performance I have seen from
a young player since I've been
Rivers went four for five,
three triples, one home run
and four runs.

Curtis Hightower, four for
four, one triple; Malcolm
Norton, three for three, three
singles; Breon Parker, three
for five, one double; Patrick
Cherry, two for three, one tri-
ple; and Telvin Norton, two
for three, one double.
When the Tigers went up
against Rickards, JCHS fell,
14-4, due to the "Mercy (Ten
run) Rule".
Cherry was the losing
pitcher. On the mound, he
struck out one, and gave up
six runs, two walks, and three
Broxie pitched one inning,
walking one, and giving up
two runs and four hits.
Amez Ammons pitched one
innings, striking out one, and
giving up six runs and two
walks; and Rivers completed
the game, striking out one and
giving up no walks or hits.
At the plate, Rivers went
two for four, one double; Tel-
vin Norton, two for three, two
singles; and the remaining Ti-
ger roster each hit one single.

Debbie Demott, providing an
entertaining program for the
May Court. May Day will be
hosted at 7 p.m. in the ACA
- gymnasium.
May 12 is the last day for
seniors and the first grade
field trip to the Tallahassee
Junior Museum. *
The Athletic Banquet is 6
p.m., May 13 at the First
United Methodist Church in
- Monticello. Tickets will cost
approximately $12 and must
be purchased in advance in
order to prepare sufficient
Athletes will be fed at no
cost, all others must purchase
a ticket. Those wishing to at-
tend the awards program
only, will be admitted at 7
p.m. Call ACA for further in-
May 16, is the last day for
pre-kindergarten and kinder-
garten students, and the K-5
graduation will be at 7 p.m. in
the auditorium.
May 17-19 are semester ex-
ams, with early release at 1
p.m. on May 18 and 19.
The academic awards pro-
gram for grades 1-6 will be at
8:30 a.m., May 19 ends the fi-
nal six weeks, and the last day
of school for all students.
Baccalaureate will be hosted
at 7 p.m. May 19 and Gradua-
tion will be at 7 p.m., May 20.

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Matt Bishop led warrior bat-
ters with three hits, two RBI.
Others hitting safely were
one single each for Gunnels,
Josh Carswell, Stephen
Dollar, and A. J. Connell.
On Thursday, the Warriors
faced the Carrabelle Panthers
for the district title, emerging
with an 11-6 win and fourth
consecutive title.
The Warriors started what
looked like a blowout, when
six runners crossed the plate
in the bottom of the sixth in-
However, this illusion was
short-lived as three Carrabelle
hits, two walks, and Aucilla
error and a sacrifice fly, put
three runs on the board for
Carrabelle, cutting the lead in
Aucilla came back with two
in their half of the second
while the Panthers managed
one in each of the third,
fourth and fifth innings, re-
sulting in an 8-6 lead for Au-
A walk, two hits, two wild
pitches and a sacrifice fly in
the bottom of the fifth raised
the score to the final 11-6, fa-
vor of Aucilla. Carrabelle
could not score in either the
sixth or the seventh.
Chris Tuten pitched the first
four innings, giving up four
runs on six hits and striking
out one. He is credited with
his ninth win of the year.
Dustin Roberts worked two
and a third innings to get the
save. he struck out four and
gave up no hits or runs.
Roberts was also the heavy
hitter for the game with a
double single and three RBI.
Carswell had three singles
and two RBI on five trips to
the plate; Tuten delivered a
double, two RBI and reached
first base on three walks; Dol-
lar delivered two singles and
one RBI; followed by Gun-
nels with one single, reaching
fist base safely four times on
five trips to the plate.
The team record is now
21-6 going into the regional
playoffs, with a chance to ad-
vance to the state tournament.
The next game, is scheduled
for 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 2
on Finlayson Field, in a re-
gional game against a Jack-
sonville team, probably First
Coast Christian.

HOWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL Science Fair participants include, front, left: Holden
Kosciw, leshia Jones. Back, Stanley Brooks, Johnathan Thaddies, Shatviah Anderson,
and Paris Littlejohn. (News Photo)

HMS Science Fair Winners

Staff Writer

Howard Middle School con-
ducted its annual Science Fair
last week.
Taking first place were:
Johnathan Thaddies and Stan-
ley Brooks for their project,
"OOOH-AHHH Awesome

The purpose of the project
was to show how long bub-
bles would last in dry ice and
warm soapy water.
leshia Jones and Paris Little-
john were the second place
winners with their project,
"Shrinking Cubes", which
demonstrated that ice cubes
melt faster in darker drinks
versus lighter drinks when
placed in the sun.

And taking third place was-
Holden Kosciw, with his pro-
ject "Stop Smoking Aids or
Cold Turkey?"
His project was demon-
strated through a very infor-
mative poster and surveys.
He showed that most smokers
who quit smoking cold
turkey, started again after a
short while.
Smokers that used other aids
and resources were usually
free of the tobacco habit a
year later.
The fourth place winner
was Shatavia Anderson, with
her project, "Soluble Separa-
tion Solution" in which she
demonstrated whether salt
and pepper was soluble when
placed in a liquid or another
Science Fair Coordinator Al-
getha Mitchell said a panel of
four judges chose the top win-
ners of the 58 entries.
"The entries were very
unique," said Mitchell.

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days, and Wednesdays, at
Green Industries institute,
2729 West Washington Street.
"The courses are for new
students seeking career train-
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"We get several students
from Leon County, and Monti-
cello is the ideal location to ac-
commodate them, as well as
potential students from Jeffer-
son County."
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hour college credit certificate
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instructors, but gain valuable
hands on experience in the
EMT field.
For additional information,
contact Cash at 850-973-1673.


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Retired Educators

Enjoy Fish Fry
Willa Seabrooks, Beatrice
FRAN HUNT Sloan, Willie Lee Bivens, Al-
Staff Writer bert Thomas, and Phenah
Wormack, Judith Jones, Vio-
The Jefferson County Re---let Sailor, Joseph Early,

tired Educators Association
(JCREA) members enjoyed a
sizable turnout during its an-
nual fish fry.
Spokesperson Mary Madi-
son said guests included three
Florida Retired Educators As-
sociation (FREA) participants
at the gathering.
These included: FREA
President Jan Colcord of Pan-
ama City, Legislative Chair-
man Larry Carmichael and
wife Kathy of the Leon/Wa-
kulla REA, and Community
Service Chairman Byron
Mixon of Graceville.
Also present during the
event were District Two Di-
rector Beverly Kelly of the
Franklin/Gulf REA from
Apalachicola, and her mother,
Mary Coshul.
"Approximately 40 were
present at the home of mem-
ber and hostess Carolyn
White," said Madison.
Other attendees included
JCREA President W. B. Barn-
hart and wife, Assistant Cul-
tural Affairs Chairperson
Dorothy Barnhart.

Retirement Planning/Treas-
urer Martha Hall, Cultural Af-
fairs Chairperson Flossie
Byrd, Health Care Committee
Chairperson Maggie Stokes,
and District Two Trustee Let-
tie Whiter.

Flossie Buggs, and Henry
Out of town guests included
Evangelist Ethel and Willie
Brinson of Jacksonville, Ger-
ald Cooper and Rev. Willie
Webster of Tallahassee.
Local guests were Jerome
Wright, Minister Helen Rob-
inson, Paula Rismuel, Kather-
ine Simmons, Sam Madison,
Sr., and Rosa Lee.Brown.
Mary Madison said fresh
water bream fried by chefs
Jeff Scurry and Randolph
"Randy" Larry, was the main
Covered dish items were
brought by members, includ-
ing potato salad, cole slaw,
cheese grits, chicken casse-
role, tossed green salad,
- mixed bean salad, and a vari-
ety of desserts, iced tea, soft
drinks and bottled water.
The group enjoyed fellow-
ship, listening to cool jazz and
many participated in a game
of Bingo, where winners were
awarded fresh fruits.
Next on the agenda, JCERA
- members will be traveling to
Jacksonville May 23-26 for
the Florida Retired Educators
Association Annual Delegate
Assembly and Convention.
"The JCREA chapter extends
an invitation to any retired in-,
dividual to come and join the
group," Madison said.

"The plants are about three
Feet tall," said Persons. "The
kids are so excited. They just
propagated houseplants to
grow and take home, includ-
ing Mexican Oregano."


The Jefferson County Planning
Commission will hold it's regular
monthly meeting and workshop on
May 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.. The
meeting will be to discuss
subdivisions, and service areas. The
meeting will be held in the
SCourtroom in the Jefferson County
Courthouse located at the
intersection of US Highway 19 and
US Highway 90 in Monticello Fl.
The meeting may be continued as
necessary. Information concerning
the meeting is available at the
Jefferson County Planning
Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill
Road, Monticello, FL. 32344,
telephone 850-342-0223. From the
Florida "Government in the
Sunshine Manual", page 36,
paragraph c: Each board,
commission, or agency of this stale
or of any political subdivision
thereof shall include in the notice of
any meeting or hearing, if notice of
meeting is required, of such board,
commission, or agency,
conspicuously on such notice, the
advice that if a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the
board, agency, or commission with
the respect to matter considered at
such meeting or hearing he or she
will need record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings,
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
5/3, c

865 N. Jefferson St.
(Next To Discount Beer & Cigarettes)

Approx. 40' X 80' Builing, 1/2 Acre plus or minus

$195,000 997-4160

Staff Writer

Several members of the
Monticello Boy's and Girl's
Club recently participated in
planting a Red Bud tree in the.
Rooster Town Garden, in ob-
servance of National Arbor
The students have been at-

tending Green Industries In-
stitute, which donated the
tree, one day per week, for
three weeks, where they have
been learning about the field
of horticulture.
Spokesperson Judi Persons
said they have -been learning
about yard planting, the
growth process of seeds,
seedlings, cuttings and roots,
landscaping, houseplants, gar-
dens, and trees.
"We really hope that some
of them will get interested in
a career in horticulture," said
Persons. "They are having a
great time and are really ex-
cited about watching their in-
dividual plants grow."
She added that each time
the children depart Green In-
dustries, they always have
some kind of planting mate-
rial with them. "They never
leave empty-handed," said
Materials children take with
them include cuttings, propa-
gated plants, plants which
they grew, and the like.
When the program first be-
gan, the children planting to-
mato seedlings, which have
since, "Been growing in leaps
and bounds."

FLORIDA. IN RE: The Estate of
Deceased. CASE NO. 06-49-PR
The administration of the Estate of
SDeceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court of Jefferson County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Jefferson County
Courthouse, Monticello, Florida
32344. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representatives' attorney
are set forth below. ALL
NOTIFIED THAT:All persons on
whom this notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representative,
; venue, or jurisdiction of this court
are required to file their objections.
with this Court WITHIN THE
ON THEM. All creditors of the
decedent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within THREE
ON THEM. All other creditors of
the decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decenden't estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
The date of the first publication
ofthis Notice is Wed., May 3, 2006.
Dated this 26 day of April, 2006.
Brian T. Hayes FL. Bar. I.D.
#0034687, P.O. Box 1275,
Monticello, FL 32345, 850-997-2065
Attorney for Personal
Representative, JASON VINSON.
JASON VINSON, as Personal
Representative Of Estate :of
S5/3, 5/10,5/17, 5/24/06
ELECTION: I Sue M. .Cob,
Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, do hereby give notice that a
held in JEFFERSON County, State
of Florida, on the SEVENTH day o6
NOVEMBER, AD, 2006 to fill or
retain the following offices: United
States Senator, Representative In.
Congress: Districts 2 and 4,
Governor and Lieutenant
Governor, Attorney General, Chief
Financial Officer, Commissioner of.
Agriculture, State Senator: District
6, State Representative: Districts 9
and 10, Supreme Court, Retention
of Three Justices, First District
Court of Appeal, Retention of Four
Judges, Circuit Judge, Second
Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 11 and
12, Clerk of the Circuit Court,
County Court Judge Group 1,


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School Board: Districts 2, 3 and 5
County Commissioner: District 2
and 4. Jefferson Soil and Water
Conservation District: Groups 1, 2,
and 4 IN Testimony Whereof, I
Hereunto set my hand and affixed
the Great Seal of the State of
Florida, at Tallahassee, The Capital,
this Second day of April A.D., 2006,
Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State.
4/14, 5/3, c
The Jefferson County Planning
Commission will meet to discuss
subdivisions on May 8, 2006 at 7
p.m. at the Monticello Chamber of
Commerce, 240 W. Washington
Street, Monticello, Fl. 3344. The
meeting may be continued as
necessary. From the Florida "
Government in the Sunshine
Manual," page 36, paragraph c:
Each board, commission, or agency
of this state or of any political
subdivision thereof shall include in
the notice of any meeting or
hearing, if notice of meeting or
hearing is required, of such board,
commission, conspicuously on such
notice, the advice that, if a person
decides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any
matter consider at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings, is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. For Information contact
the Jefferson County Planning
Department at 445 West Palmer
Mill Road, Monticello, FL. 32344,
telephone 850-342-0223
5/3, c

Notice To Owner Re: Barbecue
Grill Notice is hereby given to
Owner of Barbecue Grill located at
Rudy Scheese Welding CO. If not
picked up in 30 days from 4/12/06
date of this first publication. It will
be sold. Rudy Scheese Welding
4/12,4/19, 4/26,5/3, c

Cashier, available to work shift
work and weekends @ Capital
City Travel Center. Call Sharon
@ 997-3538, ex. 4
1/25, tfn, c
Caregiver in Lloyd area, to fill
in as needed, $65 per day, 9:30am-
10pm. Call 879-8698, 224-4131.
4/28, 5/3, 5, 10, pd
Jefferson County Road
Department is seeking
applicants for Equipment
Operator/Laborer. Applications
may be obtained at the Road
Department office located at
1484 S. Jefferson St. Monticello,
Florida. A high school diploma
or equipment and a valid
drivers license are required.
CDL drivers license would be
desirable but not required.
Experience running a backhoe,
small dump truck, and road side
mowing tractors. Phone number
4/28-5/20, c
Hiring FT/PT Infant/toddler
Teachers and substitutes.
Minimum requirements: high
school Diploma/GED, childcare
experience, CDA preferred.
Contact Phyllis Clemons or
Angela Mitchell 850-997-4736
A Behavioral Health Care
Center is currently seeking:
FEMA Crisis Counselors
(#2262) A Bachelors' Degree
from an accredited University
or college with a major in
counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice,
nursing, rehabilitation, special

a related human service field; or
other Bachelor's Degree from
another 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. Licensed
Therapist (2267a) Masters
Degree from an accredited
university or college with a
major in the field of counseling,
social work, psychology, or a
related human services field and

two years of professional
experience in providing services
to persons with behavioral
illness. License required. Some
local travel required. Substance
abuse knowledge preferred.
Shift: variable hour, some late
afternoon work required. For
more information and a
complete listing of available
positions:2634-J Capital Circle N.E
850-523-3217 or 1-800-226-2931
5/3, c EOE,
Gas station attendant needed.
Good starting pay and benefits.
Call 997-1133
5/3 tfn, pd
Weekend baby-sitter needed for
3 children. Some nights
required. Call Liz 342-1162
5/3, 5, 10, 12, pd
Healthcare. A change can do
you good. A career in
correctional health care may be
just the change you've been
looking for. If you're tired of
the hospital or medical career
office routine and ready for an
exciting new career join rrson
Health Services at the Taylor
Correctional Institution.
Licensed Mental Health
counselor/social worker, Full
time, must have Masters in
Counseling or MSW with
Florida License. Broad
knowledge of psychology theory,
crisis intervention, and case
management. Experience with
dually diagnosed population is
essential. Experience in a
inpatient psychiatry setting
and/or forensic institution
preferred. Director of Nursing.
BSN or at least 2 years in a
supervisory/ management
capacity required. Excellent
salary and comprehensive
benefits package offered.
Contact Dave Hall at:
850-838-4000, ext. 069; fax:
850-838-4081. EEO/AA
5/3, c
English Instructor (Pending
Board Approval) North Florida
Community College, Madison,
Florida: Anticipated opening
for Full time faculty
appointment beginning August,
2006. The successful candidate
will teach English/Literature
courses through the
sophomore-level. Qualifications:
A master's degree (from
accredited institution) with a
minimum of 18 graduate
semester hours in English
and/or Literature. Community
college teaching experience is
preferred. In addition to
teaching duties, position will
include: established office
hours; serving on College
committees; professional
development; participating in
Department and College
activities. Some classes taught
may be night and/or dual
enrollment courses on NFCC
campus and/or at satellite
campuses. Send applications to:
Director HR, North Florida
Community College, 325 NW
Turner Davis Drive, Madison,
Florida 32340. Only complete
application packets will be
considered. Complete
application packets requires
letter; resume and application;
copy of Transcripts (unofficial
okay). Application is available
on web site at www.nfcc.edu.
Questions: Call Dr. Barbara
McCauley (850-973-1640) or
email to mccauleyb@nfcc.edu.
Application packet must be
received by May 9, 2006 EOE
4/21, 26, c
Stylish/Skin Tech/Manicurist
needed at upscale salon in
Madison. Must be motivated for
FT/PT, call 973-3318 ask for
4/26, 28, 5/1, 3, c
Electric Meter Change-Out
Field Technicians: How would
you like to earn some extra
money during the summer
months? Utility Meter Services
is looking for temporary meter


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 401 K.
Contact Susan or John at (866) 413-3074 EOE

change-out field technicians in
the Monticello area. You must-
have a valid Florida driver's
license, pass a pre-employment
drug test and background
check. We will train qualified
individuals. Starting salary will
be $15.00 hr. Please call
727-368-9753, or send your
resume to UMS@asplundh.com.
4/26, 28, 5/3, 5, c
janitorial position available
immediately. Please call
681-3148 for more information.
4/12, 14, 19, 21, 5/3, 5, 10, 12, c

Health Care Equipment
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for a assessment
of your needs. 997-3553. UPS
Ours is a perfect church for peo-
ple who aren't perfect. Christ
Episcopal Church, three blocks
N. Of the courthouse. Sunday
service at 10:30 am. 997-4116
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
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
Appliance Repairs: washers,
dryers, stoves, refrigerators.
Owned and operated by Andy
Rudd, 997-5648. Leave
2/11, tfn
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530, Quick Responses.

Prime downtown office space
now available in Cherry Street
Commons. Jack Carswell,
11/30, tfn, c
Mobile Home for rent 2
bedroom, 1 /2 bath on a pond.
Large storage building. $450/
month off Drifton Highway.
-4/28, 5/3, 5, 10, pd!
Country living- 1 bedroom, 1-
bathroom, $500.00 and 2
bedroom, 2 bathroom, $550.00
monthly. Located between
Wacissa and US98. 997-6653
5/3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 23, 26, c
Office for RENT 238 W.
Washington St. Call 997-2646
M-F, 9-5 available May 1st

Registered 6 year old Dark Bay
Thoroughbred Philly $2000.
Call Mike 519-6506.
5/3, 5, c
Rhode Island Red Roosters for
sale, $10 each. Call 997-0901,
leave message.
Queen size Sealy Posturepedic
pillow top bed with white
Disney headboard. $175.00 7
drawer wood desk and chairs
$50.00 Call 997-4304
5/3, 5, pd

Yard Sale. Saturday, May 6,
Monticello Mini Storage, from
8-12, Across the street from
Monticello Milling. Many items
to choose from, small
appliances, pieces of furniture,
dishes. Many household items,
very nice clothes, shoes and
purses. Come check us out. We
will be there.
5/3 ,c

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
1977 Chevy P/U Truck-305 with
heavy duty rear end. Good
shape. $1700. OBO Call 997-
1983 Toyota Tercel- runs good,
A/C $600.00 firm or $ 300.00
down and $100.00 a week for 4
weeks. Call 997-6706
5/3, pdI

$5000 Recruitment Incentive
(With one year of experience)
Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, GA is currently hiring RNs for
the above fill-time positions. Variety of shifts available. We offer
an excellent benefit package and competitive salaries. CON-
TACT: Nurse Recruiter, 229-228-2713 or email:
rtaylor@archbold.org EOE

Housing Vouchers

We accept all vouchers

2/2 $615 3/2 $715 -4/2 $895 ~ $50 dep.

Pool & Youth Activities




$1500-$3000 Recruitment Incentive
FT Positions
Per Visit Positions $35 per visit -
premium pay for admissions

Archbold Home Health Services is currently seeking
qualified applicants for the above positions to serve
Leon, Madison and Jefferson Counties.
One Year of home health experience preferred. We of-
fer competitive compensation and an excellent benefit
package. CONTACT: Nurse Recruiter, Archbold
Medical Center. Phone 229-228-2713.
FAX: 229-551-8733. rtaylor@aarchbold.org
Visit our web site: www.archbold.org EOE

(850) 997-4340


Serious About Sellinq?

List with me today!

Country Livinq 2000 double 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 nnst
only $16,500 per acre

Price Slashed! 2 bedroom 1 bath home with
small fenced yard, family room $87,500 Now

Peary Doest It Aqain! Under Contract-
Priced to Sell 1993 Fleetwood 3 bedroom 2
bath home on 2.5 acres in Lloyd Acres paved
road frontage $76,500

Aucilla Forest & Meadows 2.5 mostly wooded
acres Only $36,500

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

Peary Does It Aqain! Under Contract
Quiet Location 2 adjacent lots on Partridge Lane
100'x220' in the City $15,500 each

Peary Does It Aqain! Under Contract Free-
man Road 26.46 acres of pasture land with easy
access to 1-10, US 19 and US 27 Only 3,500 per acre

On the Top of the Hiqh Hill Lovely 3 bedroom
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

Peary Does It Aqain! under Contract-
Buildinq lots Town on Morris Road call for details
$10,000 to $40,000

Peary Does It Aqain! Under Contract Cox
Road 10 rn ,:- i ii 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

Peary Does It Aqain! Terrific Land Invest-
ment 5 acres under contract 5 available on the
east side of town high and dry in quiet location
with lots of game, 9 year old planted pines, profit
from both appreciating land and growing pine
Now $9,500 per

Peary Does It Aqain! Near Lake Hall Under
Contract 2 wooded acres $26,500

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

Peary Does It Aqain! Christmas Acres
Sold -3 bedroom 2 bath mobile home on 3 acres
with a big deck, carport and a workshop $96,000

Realtor Tim Peary
See all our listings)
Simply the Best!
Realtor Tim1 Peary Sells Real Estate!
Simply the Best!


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Chip Springer New

Chief Investigator

For City Police

Staff Writer

Sgt. Chip Springer became-
the new Chief Investigator for
City Police last week.
He brings with him more
than 26 years of experience in
Law Enforcement and an
abundance of training.
He attended TCC in 1976
and earned his Associate of
Science and Associate of Arts
He began his career in Law
Enforcement after attending
the Basic Law Enforcement
Academy in 1978.
Springer then joined the
FSU Police Department,
where he served as a uniform
patrol officer from
He was an Accident Investi-
-gator Instructor in 1979 and
;served as an FDLE Crime In-
telligence Analyst, 1981 to
In other aspects of police
,work, Springer served as a
Hostage Negotiator 1982-
1990, a field training officer
in 1983, a sex crime investi-
:gator, 1983-1988, a homicide
investigator, 1988-1993, and
a uniform patrol officer,
In 1990, he attended FSU
and obtained his Bachelor of
Science Degree in Criminol-
Springer served as an In-
spectional Services Investiga-
tor, 1995-1996, a uniform pa-
trol Sgt., 1996-2001, a'finan-
cial crimes Sgt. 2001-2002,
and a sex crimes Sgt., 2002-
2004, when he retired from
the Tallahassee Police Depart-
During his career, he ac-
quired 12 years of investiga-

tive experience and served as
Watch Commander for more
than 300 hours.
Additional professional ac-
tivities include developing an
Internet Crimes Against Chil-
dren Unit, developing an edu-
cation program for prevention
of identify theft, was a mem-
ber of* the Critical Incident
Stress Debriefing Team, de-
veloped standard operating
procedures for sex crimes and
financial crimes unit, and de-
veloped shift realignments.
Springer said one of the
main reasons he came out of
retirement and took the posi-
tion in Monticello, was that
he had known Chief David
Frisby for over 30 years.
"We worked together. at
TPD before he was elected
here," said Springer.
He said that his goal at pre-
sent, was to get to know the
people and community.

One thing he does not wish
to see is growth in town af-
fecting the low crime rate. "I
don't want to see the negative
side of growth like there is in
Tallahassee," said Springer.
"The crime rate here is
really low and if I don't have
to arrest anyone for the next
15 years, that would be the ul-
timate," said Springer.
He said that he enjoys work-
ing in Monticello. "The peo-
ple are so nice here, no one
has been rude to me and peo-
ple here will bend over back-
wards to help you," said
Springer. "That's how the
whole world should be, but it
He concluded that he and
his wife, Pam, are currently
checking out housing here,
and will soon be relocating.

26 Years Of Police Experience



Library Will Offer

Computer Classes

Staff Writer

The Library is offering-
Computer Classes, 10 a.m. to
12 p.m. beginning May 11
and running through May 26.
Class #1, Beginning Com-
puting, will meet every Tues-
day and Wediesday during
the weeks of May 11 through
May 24.
This class is for users of all
ages with little or no prior
computer experience.
Participants will learn about
the basic computer hardware
such as the CPU, keyboard,
mouse, printers, scanners, and
other peripheral devices.
Participants will also learn
how to perform basic com-
puter operations, including
using the mouse, launching
programs, manipulating win-
dows, working with the desk-
top, and saving files.
By the end of this class par-

ticipants will be able to use
Windows XP Professional,
Microsoft Word 2003, and
Microsoft Excel 2003, and the
-Internet to access the Li-
brary's Homepage from home
by using Microsoft Explorer.
Class #2, Microsoft Pub-
lisher I, will meet every
Thursday and Friday during
the weeks of May 11 through
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JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL had 21 participants years a Science Fair was held at the school. (News
in its recent Science Fair. This is the first time in 20 Photo)

Jefferson Elementary Tells Science Fair Winners

Staff Writer

For the first time in 20-
years, Jefferson Elementary
School conducted a Science
Fair last week, with 21 par-
There were four over-all
winners: Sarah Boland, first
place; Deondra Kirkland, sec-
ond place; Cody Bell, third
place; and Hannah Akers,
fourth place.
Science Fair Coordinator
Omari Forts said all fifth
grade students, numbering 70,
created a science project, and
21 participated in the fair.
All participants received
ribbons and first to fourth
place winners were also
awarded a gift certificate to
the Fun Station in
"All of the kids are
winners," said Forts. "There
were no specific categories.
Each students decided what
project they wanted to do, and

-the title of the project, and I
approved it."
He added that the students
had been working on their in-
-dividual projects for the past
two months, two weeks ex-
tensively in the classroom.
Students participating in the
Science Fair and their projects
were; first place winner,
Sarah Boland, "Growth of
Crystals;" second place win-
ner, Deondra Kinard, "Which
Seeds Grow Faster, Mustard
Greens or Collard Greens;"
third place winner, Cody Bell,
"The Race of Evaporation;"
and fourth place winner, Han-
nah Akins, "Volcano Explo-
Othe participants and their
projects include: Javondre
Carr, "Thunder and Lighten-
ing;" Michelle Watson, "The
Solar System:" Cydney Hast-
ings, "Where Do Hurricanes
Begin?" Joseph Circone, "The
Degreaser:" Brenda Guerrero,
"Textures of Sand;" Kamarie
Young, "How Hurricanes Are
Destructive:" Iran Francis,

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