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Resolve To
Get Finances
In Order

Editorial, Page 4

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Exchange Gifts
At Meeting

Story, Page 6

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At Park Begins

Story Page 8

Simply Fit To
Hold Grand
Opening, Jan. 9

Story, page 10

Friday Morning


1-9TH WPAR NO. 1. 5 0cF~3.j


Sanctuary Subdivision Runs

into Contractual

Developers File Papers

For Breach Of Contract

Senior Staff Writer

Three months after a Lloyd-
area property owner com-
plained to county commission-
ers that an adjacent develop-
ment was causing degradation
to his land, Dr. George Hae-
dicke was back before com-
missioners again recently with
, the same complaint.
Haedicke complained on
Dec. 2.1 that runoff from the
SanctuHry development off
SR-59 continued to erode and
damage his property,
''"' lt moredespite ide\ el-
oper Jeff Ard's assurances at
the Sept. 21 final plat hearing.
that he would work with Hae-
dicke to resolve the problems,
Ard had failed to follow
through on his promise, Hae-
dicke said.
"I've not had one ounce of
sweat or one teaspoon of dirt
from Mr. Ard to try and fix my

problem," Haedicke said, add-
ing that he had spent more
than $10,000 of his own
money to correct, the damage
to his roads.
Haedicke beseeched com-
missioners to assist him and
Jose Rodriguez with resolving
their erosion-related problems.
Rodriguez, another neighbor-
ing .property owner, has also
complained to commissioners
that runoff from the develop-
ment is adversely impacting
his property.
In short, Haediclke asked that
commissioners enforce the
$200,000 performance bond
rnai Ard posted as! a guarantee
that he would address the ero-
sion and other problems in the
"I have little other option
left," Haedicke said. "Litiga-
tion is the only thing I know to
Based on the advice of Plan-
ning Attorney Scott Shirley,
the commission declined to

discuss the issue, which was
not on the agenda. Commis-
sioners said they would dis-
cuss the issue when all parties
could be present.
Unbeknownst to commis-
sioners and to Haedicke possi-

bliy, the Sanctuary is already
involved in potential litigation
between the developer and the
company doing the construc-
tion work, as indicated by a
-document filed Dec. 18 in the
Clerk of Court office.

The case, titled contract and
indebtedness, pits developers
Lisa and Jeff Ard as plaintiffs
against defendants Cal-Mart,
Inc., a Florida-based corpora-
tion, and its president, Robert
C. Lauder, of Cairo, GA.

SCOTT SHIRLEY, right, Planning Commission'attorndy, advised commissioners to
postpone the discussion on the Sanctuary subdivision until all parties could be pre-
sent. From left, County Attorney Buck Bird, Commissioner Skeet Joyner, planner
John McHugh and Shirley. (News Photo)

According to this document,
.which was filed in response to
a Claim of Lien filed by Lau-
der in Leon County on Nov.
16, the Ards seek to have the
court: discharge and find the
lien fraudulent; declare Cal-
Mart in breach of contract and
in breach of a settlement
agreement executed Oct. 16;
and, award the Ards the appro-
priate monetary recompense.
The document states that the
total contract price to be paid
to Cal-Mart for the develop-
ment of the Sanctuary was
$747,140, of which $746,000
has been paid to date.
Cal-Mart supposedly started
construction Dec. 1, 2005, and
was originally scheduled to
complete the project April
The completion date, how-
et er, was moved several times,
per the filed document, "due to
the defendants' inability and
refusal to complete the con-
struction according to the con-
The document further alleges
that the defendants purposely
(See Sanctuary, Page 2)

Advancements Mark

Second Half Of 2006

Senior Staff Writer

While development was the
leading trend in 2006 and
overshadowed other happen-
ings, it's not to say that pro-
gress didn't take place in other
The community, for exam-
ple, saw the enhancement of
911 capabilities and the return
of the bookmobile, which had
been eliminated because of
budgetary constraints.
The community also re-
ceived $200,000 from the state
for phase one of a new agricul-
tural center that county offi-
cials envision on US 90 West

UNWRAPPING gifts on Christmas morning in their living room are siblings Katie and
Carlos Ackles. (News Photo)

Asbestos Perhaps Found In

Annex Renovation Project

and received indications that it
would be approved for an
$800,000 grant for a new
Emergency Operations Center.
Progress was also made on
the proposed countywide sani-
tary sewer system, with a route
being selected and planners
beginning the process of fash-
ioning the appropriate zoning
language to accommodate the
.Elsewhere, county personnel
got the affordable and other
housing programs in order and
officials endorsed a $300,000
mapping project that will up-
date the county's topographic
map and better delineate wet-
land areas.
The city, meanwhile, ex-

tended its boundaries by some
500 acres, extended its water
service area, and began a mas-
sive upgrade of its sewer sani-
tary system.
A more detailed, month-by-
month summary of the second
half of the year follows.
The second phase- of the
Enhanced 911 became opera-
tional, Grace Thomas, 911
Director, reported.
This new system allows
calls to be traced to the place
of origin, regardless of the
type of phone used to make
the call.
The impact of growth in the
County was being felt and re-
(See Year In Review, Page 3).

Senior Staff Writer

The discovery that the floor
tiles in the former high school
buildings on Water Street may
contain asbestos nearly scut-
tled progress on the county's
courthouse annex renovation
project in recent weeks.
Barely a week into the reno-
vation work, a representative
of the engineering firm over-
seeing the project approached
commissioners on' Dec. 21
with a change order request.
It was highly unusual to re-
quest a change order so early
in a project, the representative
explained. But during the

demolition, the possibility of
asbestos had been discovered
in the floor tiles, he said.
"We had no idea that the tile
was there," the representative
said. "We're going to get sam-
ples of it to determine if it's in-
deed asbestos."
Worst case scenario, the rep-
resentative said, it would cost
$29,000 maximum to abate the
problem. But it was possible
that the suspect ingredient
would turn out not to be asbes-
tos, he said.
Even so, the contractor
wanted the change order ap-
proved upfront for the sake of
continuity, he said. Otherwise,
the issue could cause delays,
should the abatement be neces-

sary and officials be unable to
meet during the holidays.
The question arose of
whether abatement of the
buildings had already taken
place. Supposedly, the school
district, which owns the build-
ings, had had the asbestos re-
moved earlier.
If so, the company that car-
ried out the abatement pro-
gram would be liable, Clerk of
Court Dale Boatwright pointed
out. But to date, the school dis-
trict had been unable to find
the documents showing that
abatement had taken place, he
The buildings where the as-
(See Asbestos, Page 2)

DALE BOATWRIGHT, left, outgoing clerk of court, was presented with a plaque on
Dec. 21 in recognition of his 10 years of service to the county. Presenting the plaque
was Commission Chairman Junior Tuten.


Published Wednesdays & Fridays


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STUDENTS taking the Taoist Tai Chi classes at Christ Episcopal Church gracefully
move in imitation of their instructor. When done in unison, the exercise is beautiful to
watch, as one participant notes. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Michelle Duval)


Sanctuary Subdivision
(Continued From Page 1) As part of the arrangement, services and materials that his
bulldozed restricted gopher according to the document, the company provided to the Sanc-'
tortoise areas despite warnings plaintiffs tendered an addi- tuary between Dec. 1, 2005
and flagging of the burrows, tional payment of $191,000 to and Aug. 25, 2006.
which resulted in fipes of defendants for asphalt deliv- The court has yet to schedule
$4,394 being assessed against ered to the Sanctuary. a hearing date on the Ards'
the developer. States the document: "As case or on Lauder's claim. The,
By August 2006, according agreed by the parties, on Oct. County Comimission, mean-
to the filed papers, the devel- 26, 2006, Moore Bass engi- while, indicated it would
$per h0 oid the defendants neers provided defendants with scheduled the issue for discus-
$555,000 of the total contr a 'punch list' that identified sion with the Ards and the
price, and construction was construction deficiencies that other affected parties at the
nowhere near completion and
numerous construction defi- required immediate correction Jan. 18 evening meeting.
ciencies remained." by the defendants to bring the Jeff Ard said Tuesday that he
States the document: "Defen- Sanctuary development project wasnot aware of Haedicke's
dants essentially abandoned into compliance. complaint or of the commis-
thb job at the Sanctuary on "On Nov. 2, 2006, defendants sion's plan to hear the matter.
Aug. 25, 2006, such that no delivered to plaintiffs, an addi- He reiterated that the problems
real progress toward comple- tional estimate for the work at the Sanctuary stemmed from
tion occurred after this date." that would have to be con- the contractor's failure to live
The document cites the al- pleted to correct existing defi- up to the terms of the contract.
leged deficiencies as the rea- ciencies caused by defendants,
son why the developer had to and complete the items on the the process of being cor-
post the $200,000 performance punch list. in the process of being cor-
punch list. reacted, Ard said. He said a new
e p g of te bd "After effecting and execut- contractor, North Florida As-
uThe posting of the bond n ing the settlement agreement, phalt, which filed the $200,000
would not have been necessary
if defendants-had performed which included receiving the bond, was moving its equip-
if de pendants had additional $191,000 from ment onto the site this very
under the contract," states the :
documenplaintiffs, the defendants never week and would begin doing
d cu en. returned to the Sanctuary to the needed work in the coming
The defendants' alleged re-
fusal to return to the prect, perform and complete the pro- weeks. He said the expectation
fusal to return to the project,
ja t t d ect, contrary to the contract was that the project would be
according to the document. c 4 t -
....fobrced" the de'.elopen 0 hTr? .,t d ilie iagriciet-' completed within 45 to 68
-:forced-the de'.eiopcl to hTre
another contractor "to com- Then on Nov. 16 2006, ac- days.
plete the roadside ditches and cording the document, "the de-. "We have diligently contin-
perform the corrective erosion fendants, with malice and with ued with everything that we
control measures required by the intent to defraud the plain- can do, but it keeps requiring
Jefferson County." tiff, knowingly filed a fraudu- more and more money and at
The document takes note of lent claim of lien claiming that some point you wonder where
the violations listed by the De- an additional sum of the money is going to come
apartment of Environmental $100,829.15..." from," Ard said.
Protection (DEP) and the De-
partment of Transportation That $100,829.15, according He said the additional spend-
(DOT) in September and Octo- to the sworn statement filed by ing on the project would be re-
ber 2006, regarding erosion Lauder in Leon County on coupled from the original
and other problems. Nov. 16, is what remains to be catractor, via litigation if nec-
"These violations were the di- paid of the $747,140 for labor, edsary.
rect result of'the deficiencies
in the performance of the de-
fendants' construction h
services," the document states.
States the document: "On at w
Oct. 10, 2006, Moore Bass
(the engineering firm oversee-
ing the project) outlined the
continuing sedimentation and
erosion deficiencies at the At Roy Campbell Chevrolet
Sanctuary, as well as the con-
tinuing problems in stabilizing 2 6 Tr ilBl

to the plaintiffs. 4DR LS
"The letter outlined the con- 4DR LS
stant effort by the Moore Bass
project engineer to communi- Auto, AC, Pr Windows, Pr Door Locks,
cate to defendants the need to Tilt, Cruise, Low Miles, Factory Warranty
address the problems of sedi-
mentation and erosion control
and stabilization of disturbed .
areas, beginning in the pre-
construction stage and continu- -'
ing through the date of said
"Any and all of defendants'
measures to address the sedi-
mentation and erosion control
and stabilization of disturbed
areas problems were ineffec-
tive, and these defects remain
and continue at the Sanctuary
The plaintiffs and defen-
dants, along with engineer
Roger Wynn, met Oct. 12, STK#509U
2006, and executed a settle-
ment agreement, which is in-
cluded in the filed papers.
Per the terms of the agree-
ment, the original contract was
to remain in force; the contrac-
tor was to complete the work
and correct the deficiencies ex- ,,
peditiously; and the contractor . All yotdd i in T l and T ire
was to do whatever was neces- sii .igD beII
sary to meet the approval of I W Just Do t" 206 Moultrie Road
the appropriate overseeing 229-226-3901 Thomasville, GA
agencies, such as the DEP and I rn (just past 19 on Hwy 319N)
DOT, among other things. ;uspat1on:Hy9

Taoist Tai Chi Classes

Set To Resume Locally

USA Executive Director
Sean Dennison, together with
instructors Tom Morgan and
Laura Young, will be starting a
new beginners class in Taoist
Tai Chi at the Christ Episcopal
Church hall 7:30 p.m.
Local residents have been
participating in this gentle
"meditation in motion" for a
little more than a year now
with great enthusiasm. Indeed,
Tai Chi's health benefits are
well known and benefit both
the mind and body.
"People of all ages and
physical ability can learn the
gentle turning and stretching
movements," says Dr. Mi-
chelle Duval, a practitioner of
the art. "The best part is that
this physical activity can be
"I have practiced next to 90-
somethings who don't skip a
beat. It exercises your memory
and improves strength and bal-
ance. It is the kind of motion
that is actually better if prac-
ticed very slowly aid con-
sciously. After the first class,
when everyone is moving in a
group, it's beautiful to watch."
The Taoist Tai Chi Society
in Tallahassee was founded
and developed by Moy Lin-
shin, who immigrated to Can-
ada after studying in China.
Plagued by poor health as a
(Continued From Page 1)
bestos potentially exists in-
clude those that will house the
offices of the property ap-
praiser, tax collector and pub-
lic defender.

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

youth, Lin-shin developed his
own form of Tai Chi to help
improve his health.
Amazingly, Lin-shin suffered
from a pulmonary disease
similar to cystic fibrosis,
which should not have permit-
ted him to live well into his
The Taoist Tai Chi Society is
a nonprofit organization that
supports national charities
such as the Muscular Dystro-
phy Association and the Ar-
thritis Society.
In addition, volunteer instruc-
tors teach classes in nursing
homes and for special needs
groups, such as the Multi.e
Sclerosis Society, the Pardh-
son's Foundation, and the

Cerebral Palsy Association.
In keeping with the aims of
the Tai Chi Society, all instruc-
tors are volunteers. An accred-
ited Taoist Tai Chi instructor
must meet the standards set by
Master Moy and continually
upgrade his or her knowledge
through attendance at regular
classes and workshops.
"We are very lucky to have
the national headquarters in
Tallahassee and the caliber of
instructors like Sean, Tom and
Laura teaching here in Monti-
cello," Duval says. "We hope
to continue to grow."
Adds Duval, "Come out and
" try it. you will amaze yourself
and meet some really nice

Dear Friends,

This past year has been one of growth and

changes for us. In the rush of a business day, too

often we don't take the time to thank you as we

would like to. We sincerely appreciate your busi-

ness and thank you for your patronage in 2006.

We have more expansion plans in store for

2007. May the New Year bring health and happi-

ness to you and yours as we look forward to new
challenges and serving you all.


Hal Bennett

Johnston's Locker Plant

1480 W Washington St

Monticello, FL


Mon Fri 8:00 to 6:00
Sat 8:00 to 5:00

~_1_ 11-1


Year In R
(Continued From Page 1)
fleeted in greater demand for
County services, as indicated
by departmental budget re-

Wilderness Coast Libraries
(WILD) Director Cheryl
Turner, met with City and
County Officials to seek fund-
ing for the Bookmobile to re-
turn here.
Despite heavy usage, serv-
ices were discontinued here in
2004, when the County re-
fused to help fund the opera-

Turner said $10,000 would
get the unit to visit here every
other week and suggested the
City and County split the cost.
SNo'decision was made.

Economic Development
Council Director Julie Conley
Informed County Commis-
sioners that two businesses
were'eyeing sites at the Indus-
trial Park.

Conley declined to name
the businesses, noting, it was
too early in the process.

:s- Supporters of the year old
,' shuttle service originally
* planned to continue for three
5 years, sought $15,000 from
the County, when the North
Florida Workforce Board
pulled its portion of funding
Because of its budget cuts.

County Commissioners
approved a $5,000 expendi-
Sture, for the hiring of experts
Sto advise them on the best
iway to proceed with the es-
i, tablishment of a countywide
t sanitary sewer system which
Swill cause changes to the
Comp Plan.
SA nationally recognized ur-
Sban developer from central
SFlorida toured the City with
San eye to improving its look
and recommended steps that
could be taken to improve its
The Planning Commission
subcommittee drafting the
conservation subdivision ordi-
nance finished the document
and prepared to present it to
the full board.
Residents of Springhollow
Road opposed the installation
of a griner pump sewer sys-
tem which would require a
pump on their property, caus-
ing City officials to recon-
sider the project.
The City approved new
rates for water and sewer
services, which reflect an in-
crease of 14.8 percent over the
old rates.
After years of bemoaning
the, fact of broken water me-
ters in the city, the Council fi-
nally bit the bullet and
authorized the replacement of
malfunctioning equipment.

A local group addressed
City Council calling for the
conversion of city owned
Property next to the Woman's
Club on Pearl Street, into a
memorial park honoring the
late Dr. Reginald David Jor-
dan, veterinarian and musi-

Vandalism at Chase Street
Park prompted Police to in-
crease their patrol of the area
and officials considered in-
stalling locking doors on
restrooms after daylight
hours, and even installing sur-
veillance cameras to capture
images of vandals.

County officials approved a
$10,000 expenditure fo,' the
hiring of Tallahassee based
Disaster Strategies and ideas

Group, LLC, to prepare a
grant application for the con-
struction of a new Emergency
Operation Center here.

The State commended the
School District for its Action
Plan designed to turn around
JCHS, which received two
F's on the School Report
card, in two years. The plan
was called exceptional, by the
The City Council authorized
the seeking of a $375,000
grant to proceed with phase 2

of the sidewalk expansion
plan on West Washington
Three local races were to
be contested in the fall elec-
tions. The Clerk of Court race
was to be on the ballot in No-
vember, with School Board
Districts 3 and 5 to be decided
in September.
Bobbie Golden of Responsi-
ble Pet Owners approached
the County Commission
about expanding the pro-
gram's criteria to include nui-
sance animals.
No action was taken at the
The Chamber of Commerce
requested a $9,000 increase in
its budget, and EDC re-
quested an increase of
$7,7000 from County Com-
missioners, during budget
The County received a
$200',000 check for the Legis-
lature for a horse arena on a
site four miles west of town.
The City planned to add
some 600 houses in the near
future, an increase of more
than half existing number,
based on subdivisions in the
state of the permitting proc-
County Commissioners
joined officials in 70 other
boards across the state by
adopting a resolution in sup-
port of an initiative that aims
to make Florida communities
more senior friendly.
A pre-disaster storm debris
removal contract was signed
by County Commissioners
with a qualified outside ven-
dor, in the event a storm
should cause excessive and
severe damage here.


The Monticello Karting and
Motor Club go-kart racetrack
on Big Joe Road continued to
evolve, drawing participants
from as far away as Atlanta,
Miami, Jacksonville, and
Pcn.laluli .
County Cuin ,niii ;,.ioineli de-
cided to withdraw from the
weathrization program which
aims to make houses more en-
ergy efficient by correcting
flaws that make the structures
vulnerable to the weather, be-
cause of the little money al-
lowed to be spent on each
In other housing related mat-
ters, the Section 8 program,
which subsidizes the rent of
economically qualified
clients, was back on track, af-
ter correcting irregularities
found earlier in the year.
Trash Masters, Inc., an in-
dependent homegrown com-
pany began offering door to
door garbage pickup- in the
Owners are Tim Kercher
and Steve Box.
The City eyed higher prop-
erty taxes to offset budget de-
fecit, while it continued to
massage the budget.
City officials tentatively
raised the millage from 7.0 to
7.5, and planned to continue to
crunch the numbers.
A class ring from Monti-
cello High was found when
work was done on the sewer
Research determined the
owner was dead and a distant
relative donated Margaret
Emily Wilson's ring to the
City to be displayed at the old
high school.
A recap of the City's draft
budget for the coming year
showed estimated revenues at
$3,939,457, and estimated ex-
penses at $4,016,363 for a
deficit of $76,906.
The City postponed a hear-
ing on a Comprehensive Plan

Amendment rezoning of 420
acres of property until Sep-
County officials endorsed a
$300,000 mapping project
with two water management
districts which would entail
updating the county's topo-
graphic maps for better pro-
tection of waterways and
County officials decided to
seek an $800,000 state grant
to construct a new Emergency
Operations Center.
The County was to seek a

TRACEY JACKSON, left, Charles Jackson receive a plaque of appreciation from
Melissa Taylor, case manager for Covenant Hospice.

ROTARY MEMBERS, from left, Fred Golden, Judson Freeman, Bill Beaty, Tom
Conley, James Mahoney.

site to build a kennel to house
stray animals picked up by
the animal control program.
The Tourist Development
Council readied to begin a
tourist tax education effort, in
pieparationi for the November
election when voters will
choose the fate of the tax.
City Officials planned to
raise taxes slightly, with cuts
and the higher millage, to bal-
ance the budget. Millage was
set at 7.25, up from 7 mills.
City Superintendent Don
Anderson told the City Coun-
cil that water meters were not
the real problem in the water
department. Rather, there was
a problem' with the billing
software which incorrectly re-
corded the field workers' me-
ter readings.
FMB planned to mark its
100th anniversary with its
employees in period garb,
serving cake and punch and
culminating with a perform-
ance by local bands and a
fireworks display.
The City has signed onto
the Communities for a Life-
time Initiative, promoted by
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs.
Planners sent an open space
ordinance to the County Com-
mission, with the goal of pre-
serving the county's rural
Conservation subdivision

are those that place buildings
on. part of sites to allow the
remaining land to be used in
common open space, recrea-
tion, and preservation of envi-
ronmentally sensitive areas.
County Commission dis-
,.cussed the issue of trash from
outside the county dumped
Suggestions included stick-
ers for residents here, and
paying off duty deputies to
police the sites.
Health Department Director
Kim Barnhill issued a rabies
alert for the western part of
the county, when two bobcats
and a fox tested positively for
the disease. I.
County Commission autlior-
ized the animal control pro-
gram to construct a kennel at
the solid waste dump site off
Waukeenah Street.
At the request of Health Oe-
partment Director Kim Bam-
hill, the Planning Commission
agreed to begin drafting lan-
guage for a proposed ordi-
nance to regulate septic tanks
Tank testing, and regular
pumping out may become
mandatory under the ordi-
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election began Monday, Aug.
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Parks held a public hearing at
the library to present the
agency's proposed manage-
ment plan for the Letchworth
Love Mounds Archeological
State Park.

In 2005, the site attracted
14,000 visitors with an eco-
nomic impact of a half million
City officials continued to
explore'the Internet project.
The cost to date was $118,000
and expected to rise.
Commissioners were ex-
pected to cut $414,000 from
the county budget, in an effort
to create a balanced budget.
The City Ad Hoc Commit-
tee eyed state funding for two
parks, with an aquatic park
one of the many options the
committee discussed.
A candidate's forum was
held with Clerk of Court can-
didates Daniel Jones and Kirk
Reams, School Board District
3 candidates, incumbent Fred
Shofner and challenger Shir-
ley Washington, and School
Board District 5 candidates,
incumbent Charles Boland
and challenger Zandra Gilley.
Questions from the audi-
ence were few, totaling about
a dozen, in a departure from
the usual panel format.
Sheriff David Hobbs
warned of a rise in E-mail
and postal scams, which in-
form residents that they've
won money .in a foreign lot-
State officials urged county
residents to make their homes
storm ready, in preparation
for possible hurricanes hitting
The County Commission
put the finished touches on its
$21M budget and cut some
$400,000 from various de-
FMB celebrated its I00th
anniversary with music, food,
and a fireworks display on the
front lawn of the bank.
The Value Adjustment
Board readied for its annual
JES Principal Kay Collins
received a congratulatory note
from Gov. Jeb. Bush and
Commissioner of Education
John Winn for improving two
grades on -the state report
(See Year In Review, Page 9)



Tips for Paretns To Help Your Teen
Avoid Teen Pregnancy

* Be clear about your own values and attitudes
Communicating with your kids on sex, love and relationships is
usually more successful when you are clear in your mind about
your values and attitudes towards these issues.

* Talk with your kids early and often about sex
Kids have a lot of questions. Be open and honest with your kids.
Let them know where you stand on these issues and why you take
these positions. If you have trouble starting the conversation, con-
sider situations on TV shows or movies as conversation starters.
Age appropriate conversations should begin early and continue
through adolescence.

* Know your kid's friends and their families
Friends have a strong influence on each other often sharing wrong
information, help your kids become friends with kids whose fami-
lies share your values.

* Discourage early, frequent and steady dating
Let your child know your strong feelings on this throughout their

* Let your kids know you value education highly
Encourage your kids to take school seriously and set goals.
Be involved with school activities and other community services or

* Help your kids have options for the future that are
more Attractive Than Being a Teen Parent
Help them set meaningful goals. Talk regularly about what it takes
to reach those goals.

* Know what your kids are reading, watching and
listening to
The media is full of material sending the wrong messages. Talk
with your kids about what they see on TV or listen to.

* Establish a strong relationship with your kids
Express love and affection olten. Be supportive and interested in
what interests them. Help them build self esteem. Make lamill

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Resolve To Get

Finances In Order

Anytime of year can be the
right time to resolve to make
changes in your life particu-
larly when these changes con-
cern money.
Here are five resolutions that
are likely to improve your fi-
nancial health.
Resolved: I will eliminate
revolving debt. Start by buying
only what you can afford. Pay-
ing off purchases made with
credit cards and the interest
that accompanies them can sap
the life the cash from a per-
sonal savings system:
Resolved: I will create an
emergency fund. This can
come under the rule of "pay
yourself first."
Start by saving 5 to 10 per-
cent of your paycheck until
you have a cushion of three to
six months salary saved.
If self discipline is an issue,
ask your bank to automatically
withdraw the amount you want
and deposit it in a savings ac-
Resolved: I will open an
Individual Retirement Account
(IRA) and make the maximum
contribution allowed.
IRAs make it possible to ac-
crue tax-deferred earnings on

your retirement savings.
Depending on the kind of
IRA account you open, there
may be additional benefits,
which can add to your incen-
tive to catch up on your retire-
ment savings.
Resolved: I will start a col-
lege savings plan for my child.
With the increases in college
costs out pacing most annual
raises, it's never too early to
start a college savings plan.
Consider the tax advantages
offered by an Education Sav-
ings Account (ESA). This type
of account can be a valuable
ally in the battle against rising
tuition costs.
Resolved: I will create a
will. Without a will it can be
difficult to- guarantee your
family and depenttnts will be
cared for in the manner you
desire after you are gone.
You will also need a durable
power of attorney and a living
will to ensure your wishes are
carried out should you become
terminally' ill or critically in-
jured in an accident..
The guidance of financial
professionals can often be use-
ful when making resolutions
such as these.

Beware Crazy

Tax Guys


If you are one of about 4,000
persons who live in rural Jef-
ferson County, have a 32344
postal zip code and use pro-
pane for your home, go get
your last bill, pull up a chair
and sit down. I have something
to tell you.
I'll wait.
OK, it's like this. When the'
price of a gallon of propane
began pushing the $3 mark, I
thought I should be paying
better attention to how I might
find enough money to pay for
a 300-gallon load if that ever
happened. Do the math and see
why. I even decided to try to
find out what kind of energy
could heat a gallon of water to
180 degrees the cheapest gas
or electricity. I found myself
looking at the bill a little
closer. But then the domestic
to-do list grew like it was wa-
tered with Vigars, and my clut-
tered brain wandered from
such bad thoughts as $900 gas
Well, the last gas bill I got
refreshed my flagging
memory, and I examined those
numbers in greater detail. I
studied them. That brought my
eyes down the column of num-
bers to the word "Taxes". Not
sales taxes, not gross receipts
taxes, not user taxes, not envi-
ronmental taxes, not hazardous
waste taxes. Just Taxes.

Taxes? What kind? Who's get-
ting the money?
Did government have an-
other secret project out at Area
51 that it couldn't talk about?
What really captured my atten-
tion even more than that word,
though, were the numbers just
to the right of it: $30.00 Wow,
I said, Well, actually, I blurted
out something more colorful
so I would remember it. That
thirty bucks, I reasoned like all
reasonable taxpayers reason,
seemed a tad unreasonable.
And so began my voyage
through the fog of bureaucracy
to find the answer. No, wrote
an employee of the Florida De-
partment of Revenue, there is
no tax on the sale of propane
for home use in Florida. But,
cautioned the state tax expert,
Florida law does permit coun-
ties or municipalities (with
some exceptions) to extract up
to a 10 per cent tax on home
propane gas sales.
Nope, says Jefferson County
Clerk of Court Dale Boat-
wright, his county imposes no
such tax at least he' sure had-
n't seen the influx of any such
dollars. Try the Monticello
City Clerk. As a matter of fact,
says Monticello City Clerk and
Treasurer Emily Anderson,
Monticello does collect a 10
per cent tax on home propane
sales in the city. It pulls in
about $25,000 a year. But how
about residents 10 miles from
(See Beware, Page 5)

Opinion & Comment

1974 Ford Meeting Recalled

'is the nation mourned the
passing of former President P lhll hn r
Gerald Ford, I recalled meet- -P ublJ ishll '
ing him in the fall of 1974 in
Hollywood, Florida. Notebook
This was shortly after he as-
sumed office after the resigna-
tion of Richard Nixon and was
on his tour of several cities.
which the press had dubbed'
the "Ford Road Show." Ron Cichon
Several weeks before my
meeting him, I got a call at my
office from the White House
press office to see if I wanted Banks of TV cameras lined the few picl
to send a reporter to cover room where the President was enjoyed
Ford's press conference in ,to appear and still cameramen As so(
Hollywood. were assigned a different sec- ence v
I was then the general man- tion. The traveling White quickly
ager of a newspaper group' inr'i Hbuse press'corps as on hand mained s
Miami and srice 1 had' never--" al'6i,' ig th dozeng'-f local re- ing the f
covered a Presidential press porters. President
conference decided against We stood when Ford entered form to 1
sending a reporter and told the the room and he opened with Herbert
White House I would attend. an explanation of his attempts derdale.
Within a few days press cre- to get inflation under control. noticed
dentials arrived and I was His famous "Whip Inflation winding
looking forward to the Holly- Now" buttons would come so I wal
wood event, later, dent, in
Getting into the Diplomat After his opening statement, we shoo
Hotel for the press conference Ford took several questions As yc
was an interesting dance with calling on local reporters first was wre
Secret Servicemen who are and then the White House interest
very thorough, to say the least. press corps. I took notes shot a Ford wa

Iraq Problem


flow to pull out U.S. troops
in Iraq without the country de-
volving into civil war and
chaos that is the question on
the political agenda. The
Democratic Party won majori-
ties in the House and Senate
largely because the Bush ad-
ministration had no answer for'
this question,
The report of the bipartisan
Iraq Study Group countered
the President's "stay the
course, don't cut and run",
strategy by advising that
troops be pulled out by 2008.
Colin Powell, former Secretary
of State and former Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
during the Persian Gulf War of
1991, added emphasis to this I

Who Is


My mother used to say that it-
was all right to talk to yourself
as long as you didn't start an-
swering yourself too. In as
much as I found myself rou-
tinely engaged in this "self-Ci
talk" practice, it was natural to'i
wonder if such behavior meant
that I was on the road to going
completely crazy.

He described the U.S. Army
as being "about broken" in try-
ing to police Iraq and said that
the task was beyond the capa-
bility of U.S. military forces.
Why are 141,000 U.S. troops
in Iraq in the first place?
The Bush administration has
offered a series of rationales
for the war. Supposedly there
were weapons of mass destruc-
tion in Iraq, and the United
Nations inspectors led by Hans
Blix were said to be too in-
competent to find them; hence
the need for the U.S. to take
the matter in its own hands.
Then there was the alleged
tie of Saddam Hussein to Al
Qaeda, and the 9/11 terrorist
attacks a tie which virtually
Small intelligence experts said did
not exist.
With Hussein' gone and no
Weapons found, toppling the
dictator and bringing democ-

Interestingly, I found out that
talking to oneself is quite nor-
mal and nearly everyone par-
takes in the practice.
As a matter of fact, research-
ers and psychiatrists agree that
such self communication can
be very helpful in organizing
ones thoughts before giving a
presentation, discussing an im-
portant matter or figuring out a
solution to a problem.
Needless to say, I was quite
-relieved to hear this informa-

tures and very much
the experience.
on as the press confer-
vas over, reporters
exited the room. I re-
seated and' wa rewind
ilm in my camera. The
t walked off the plat-
talk with Congressman
Burke from Fort Lau-
As I was leaving, I
Ford and Burke were
up their conversation
ked over to the Presi-
itroduced myself and
k hands.
ou may recall inflation
making havoc and I was
;d in what President
is trying to do to curb

inflation. To my surprise, he I
was quite willing to chat with -,
me and I felt his warmth and
was touched by his easy man-
ner. Talking to Ford was like
talking to your neighbor.
Oyer the past several.days,
much has been made by
speaker after speaker about
Ford's very common 'touch. I
was lucky enough to experi-
ence that demeanor in my
chance meeting with him.
Ford did a very courageous
thing in pardoning Nixon for
events surrounding the Water-
gate fiasco I'm sure knowing
he would take a pounding over
the decision. His approval rat-
ing dropped 46 points over-
night and the pardon probably
cost him the 1976 election.
As we've watched poll
driven White Houses, de-
monizing opponents, and parti-
san politics deeply divide the
country, Ford's style of leader-
ship has been more appreci-
ated with the passing of time.
He never got the full Presi-
dential term he sought, but he
won the respect and admira-
tion of a nation. I was privi-
leged to meet him.

racy to Iraq became the reason "The hopes of the civilized
for the invasion. This seemed a world ride with us."
plausible justification to many Whew! And now the Iraq
Americans. Study Group says we must
But there is no basis in inter- leave Iraq, a country racked by
national law for invading a terrorist bombings and assassi-
nations by rival religious fac-
country for the purpose or re- nations by val fac-
gime change; hence, it was tions (Shi'ite and Sunni Mus-
largely up to the U.S. to carry lims). Nearly 3,000 U.S. sol-
out the invasion and occupa- diers have been killed in the
tion. war and -some 20,000
A half-year into the occupa- wounded.
tion, President George W. The Democrats are divided
Bush expanded on the latter on the issue. Half want to
theme, declaring that the "war bring the troops home within
on terrorism" involved bring- the next few months; the other
ing freedom and democracy to half, or perhaps less than half
the entire Middle East. now, are willing to deploy
More recently, he presented more U.S. troops for the next
the war as part of a great few months.
mythic struggle. "We're in the Senator Carl Levin of Michi-
ideological struggle of the 21st gan, the incoming chairperson
century," he told an audience of the Armed Services Con-
in California. "It's a struggle mnittee, wants to begin the
between good and evil." Vice- withdrawal now. Senator
.. President Dick Cheney added, (See Iraq, Page 5)

tion and I immediately told
those othei voices in my head
that everything was O.K.
In actuality, talking to your-
self is indeed normal as long as
you are the only one involved
in the conversation. If you are
hearing other voices and they
are telling you strange things,
go immediately to the doctor
and let him know. That is not
Another unsettling mental
quandary is not being able to

remember where I just put my
check book or glasses! Then
there is that thing where I go
out to the garage only to stand
there wondering why I came
out there in the first place!
On the other hand, I can re-
call events in my life from
many, many years ago like
they happened yesterday.
As it turns out, I am not ex-
periencing the early stages of
dementia, but a normal behav-
(See Who Is, Page 5)

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Iraq Pro

continued From Page 4)
larry Reid, the incoming Ma-
ority Leader, said he would be
?pen to a short-term increase
n U.S. troops. "A period of 18
to 24 months' would be too
ong." he noted.
SThe solution, if there is one,
vill require something more
from the international commu-
lity. The U.S. must declare its
intention to pull out and it
'ust engage no, beseech -
ie United Nations to create an
international police force to re-
tore order. The power to do
his is written into the UN

Who is R
&Continued From Page 4)
)r for the average person.
bach year, we routinely replay
significantt events in our brain
.nd thus commit them to our
ng-term memory for easier
SRegarding our short-term
memory,' however, our minds
are trying desperately to keep
track of and organize a Inyriad
of immediate thoughts, while
primarily focusing on impor-
tant things like work, debts,
appointments and the like.
It is quile normal, therefore,
that there Jsn't. much room to
log into our memory such
things as Where we just placed
our glasses or put down our
I have another little quirk,
that I attribute to wanting to be

(Continued From Page 4)
Monticello? How come they
pay such a tax? Alas, the city
does not identify the potential
taxpayers. The propane com-
pany does. Call Tom Quinn.
So, Tom Quinn, up there at
Ameridas headquarters in Val-
ley Forge, Pennsylvania, can
you tell me how AmeriGas se-
lects its' iropare taxpayers in
rural Jefferson County,
Florida, and, by the way, can
you also tell me how we unin-
corporated western Jefferson
Countians nearly astride the
Leon County line got nailed
for this Monticello tax?
One explanation stands out
as clearly as the digits of our
postal zip code. It is 32344-
the 'same' code for distant
downtown Monticello. That
code was fixed by the postal
service a few years ago, and it
is the same one that gets mail
to about 4,000 other Jefferson
County mail customers resid-
ing outside Monticello's city
Quinn acknowledged the
problem and of efforts by
AmeriGas is now reviewing
software certified by the state
to help its local office select
correct tax jurisdictions.
They will be using maps and
local knowledge to assign spe-
cial taxing codes. "When a
customer requests a refund for
more than one year, I will
process the claim from our
headquarters in Valley Forge,"
he declared.

blem Pressing

Charter, but it has not been
used as of yet, as the major na-
tiohs have feared the UN be-
coming a power beyond their
The time is now ripe to go
beyond Peacekeeping Forces,
the standard UN mechanism
for enforcing agreements al-
ready reached by the belliger-
ent parties. There is a need for
a world policeman role at cer-
tain times and places, and as
Colin Powell said, the U.S.
should not be that policeman.
In the end, Iraq may be parti-

tioned into three sectors. The'
nation of Iraq was originally
drawn by the British in the
early 1920's a line in the
sand following the demise of
the Ottoman Empire. What is
important now is that the ter-_..
rorist violence in Iraq be
To accomplish this change of
policy will require a new atti-
tude on the part of U.S. leaders ..
- or perhaps new U.S. leaders.
President Bush can start by .
sending a personal letter of
apology to Hans Blix.

eally Normal?

organized. In actuality it is a
forn of obsessive-compulsive
disorder (OCD) wherein I want
to do such things as straighten
out lopsided pictures on the
wall, neatly stack the maga-
zines in Dr. Carney's waiting
room or go back in the house
to see if I did turn off the iron
before I leave.
I found to my relief, that
everyone has a little OCD
wired into them and as long as
this behavior does not disrupt
or displease others, it is quite
all right. Now if I can just stop
double checking to see if I ac-
tually did sign that check -be-
fore I seal the envelope, I
mightjust start feeling normal!
Obsessive-compulsive be---
havior in excess, of course,-

may require a visit to the psy-
chotherapist for a little help. :
There are many more such
mental oddities common to
most people. An exaggerated
fear of snakes, mice and in-
sects, that song or music that
sometimes seems to "stick" in
our heads, panic when required
to give a speech and a slight
feelings of paranoia, do not
mean that we are mentally un-
On the contrary, medical
professionals assure us that
such things only prove that we
are indeed quite human. So
I'm going to just keep listening
to those little voices in my
head telling me what to write
for these columns.

crazy Tax Guys

So why in the world would
you 32344 Zippers living out-
side of Monticello want to ex-
amine that propane bill in your
hands? There are seven pro-
pane companies collecting
money for the Monticello tax,
I'm told. I don't know what
system the other six use in tax-
ing customers. Could be they
know .what they are doing. I
only, know about AmeriGas's

Maybe the other gas compa-
nies are far more sophisticated
than this national behemoth.
Or maybe I'm the only glitch.
But I do know that when con-
fronted with the question,

AmeriGas quickly sent me a,
check for $272.62 for "Taxes"
they'd collected without
authority from me during the
past three years.
So maybe you better ask.
Maybe any propane user any-
where in Florida dare I say
nation? --should. But you bet-
ter hurry. When word gets out,
Santa's propane ta sack might,
be,empty, soon. if I'm ,pt,t.tb,e,
only mistake.
(Duane Bradford is a retired
Florida journalist who lives
southwest of Lloyd He can be
reached by email at
dbrad@( or at his
web site,
www.reportersnotebook. net.)

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laundry detergent bottles, etc.

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Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans etc.

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All, cardboard products grocerybags;,oereal.boxes, food boxes, boxess: shipping boxet, etc. .

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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.

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CP Miller played Santa
Clause and purchased clothes,
toys, and other goodies for
nine children, from five local
families. He also gave air pu-
rifiers to a few elderly resi-
On Christmas Day, he and
his son CP, Jr. these neigh-
bors in need.
Mary Ellen Given has been
distributing copies of her lat-
est book, "Sparks Given Out,"
to family and friends. She re-
ceived the books just before
the Christmas holiday ahd has
been "enjoying just giving
them away," she relates.
The book is an autobiogra-
phy about her life from age
seven to "almost 80," she
Anyone interested in some
good reading might want to
contact her for a copy. I'm
sure she will, be more then
happy to pass one on for the
asking. Given is a board
member for Big Bend Hos-
pice, a member of the local
Garden Club, a Woman's
Club member, and a member
of the First Baptist Church,
Lillie Mae Brumbley came
by to drop off a few angel
pins I ordered for holiday


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press its sincere
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visits, telephone (
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gifts. She tells me that she of-
fers special showings of her
wares to interested parties.
Scotty Ebberbach attended
the Boys and Girls Club
Christmas Party recently
dressed as Santa Clause, and
distributed gifts.
The Publix supermarket at
Lake Ella offered three tickets
to the local Boys and Girls
Clubs to see the Florida State
University Lady Noles play
The Clubs also received a
$700 donation from the Ger-
.aldine C. M. Livingston
Foundation to purchase win-
ter coats for needy Club
members. 'Gerrold Austin,
JES Club director, tells me
that 20 coats will be pur-
chased for members. of the
JES Club, 10 for the JCHS
Club, and 10 for the St. Phil-
lip Club.
Altrusa members, and pro-
spective members, will meet
noon Thursday, Jan. 11 at
Green Industries.
Chamber Director Mary
Frances Gramling asks mem-
bers to make plans to attend
the Tuesday, Jan. 9 Chamber
meeting. She is back to woik,
and is planning to prepare one
of her special luncheon meals.

Ty'Lisha Rachelle Jones
Macon will be celebrating her
first birthday January 5, 2007.
S; She isk Ire da hieit'of Eliza-
beth Jones and Tyrone
Her maternal grandparents
are Deloris Scurry and Leo
Jones, Jr.
Her paternal grandparents
are Rozina Macon and James
Macon, Jr.
"In everything we give
thanks..." (I Thessalonians
CON 5:18)
I take time to thank all of,
the well wishers for their
IANKS prayers, phone calls, visits,
he late Ruth flowers, fruit baskets, finan-
ishes to ex- cial donations, cards, and all
thanks and other acts of kindness given
our prayers, to me during my stay in the
calls, mone- hospital and recuperation at
lowers, and home.
of kindness Special thanks to the Wa-
passing of cissa Community Homecom-
ing and the New Bethel
our burdens African Methodist Episcopal
Church for their generous do-
eep you and nations.
My sons join me in saying
The Family. "Thanks" and may God's
riches blessings be with you
IANKS all.

A special thank you to eve-
ryone that has helped me andi
my family in its time of
I have been blessed to be
living in Monticello.
The support and love be-
stowed on my family has
been great and heartfelt.
Thank you and God bless,
Mrs. Barbara Collins,
Wife of James Collins, Jr.

Church News
New Bethel AME Church
will hold its third annual gala 6
p.m. Saturday in memory of
Sarah B.Smith.

Class of 1970
Sets Reunion

The Class of 1970 will hold a
reunion meeting noon Saturday
at Bethel AME Dining Hall.
All Classmates are encour-
aged to attend.
Contact persons are: Joretha
Sloan at 997-2705; and Bar-
bara Gamble at 850-212-0236.

Yours in Christ,
Lettie D. White


Elizabeth Lewis Will

Marry Tyler Greene

Kay and Ruben Lewis of
Eridu announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Eliza-
beth to Tyler Greene of
He is the son of Judy and
Bobby Greene of Moultrie,
The bride elect is the grand-
daughter of Barbara and Paul
Cooksey of Lamont and Allie
Mae Lewis and the late Grady
Lewis of Eridu.
A 1997 graduate of Taylor
County High School, she re-
ceived an Associates of Arts
Degree from North Florida
Community College in Madi-
The bride elect graduated
from The Baptist College of
Florida with a Bachelor of
Arts in Christian Counseling
in May 2006.
She has been employed
since graduation as a clinical
coordinator counselor at

DOVE Vocational Girls
Academy in Graceville.
The groom elect is the
grandson of Voncile Greene
of Moultrie and the late Ches-
ter Greene and the late Mr.
and Mrs. Chambless Gay.
A 1991 graduate of Colquitt
County High School, he re-
ceived his Bachelor of Arts in
Technology from The Baptist
College of Florida in 2005.
He is currently employed as
a mechanical designer for
Fru-Con Engineering Com-
pany in Tallahassee.
He is co-fouinder of "Stand
and Shout Ministries" in the
tri-state area.
The wedding will be held at
Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship
in Perry at 4 p.m., Saturday,
Jan. 13, 2007.
Invitations are not being
sent locally but all family and
friends are invited.


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Red Hats of Monticello held
their December meeting re-
cently at the Lloyd Baptist
Church where they enjoyed
lunch.and exchanged gifts.
The Soup and Salad lunch
which featured homemade
cake for dessert, was provided
by the laales of the Lloyd
Baptist Church, to help raise
money for their building fund.
The dining hall was deco-
rated with candles and ever-
green's, with small Christmas
trees, which were given as
presents at the meeting's end.
On the tables were Red Hats
calendars, angel magnets, and
small candy bars for all.
Attendees were all greeted
by the Queen Mum Thelma
Birdwell, and the Invocation
was offered by Maggie Shof-
Birthdays were recognized
and "Happy Birthday" was
sung to Dottie Jenkins, Dorris
Uptain, Lorrie Ann Klug, and
Minnie Stokley.
After lunch, gifts were

drawn by numbers. Each
member was given a number
upon arrival.
When that number was
drawn, they could pick out a
gift after answering a
question, or performing some
Needless to say, the ques-
tions were silly, and some of
the tasks were comical.

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Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp. prepared yellow or spicy
Tabasco to taste
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Rinse chicken wings. Pat
dry. Cut off and discard wing
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to make two sections.
Sprinkle wing pieces with
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Submitted By:
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12 large cabbage leaves /
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup onions finely chopped.
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup cooked rice
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
I tbs. brown sugar
1 tbs, lemon juice '
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce.' '
Immerse cabbage leaves in
large kettle of boiling water for

about 3 minutes, or until limp.
Drain. Combine egg, milk, on-
ion, salt, pepper, beef and
cooked rice.
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mixture in center of each leaf.
Fold in sides and roll ends
over meat.
Place in crock pot. Combine
tomato sauce with brown
sugar, lemon juice and
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9 hours.
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1 lb. ground beef, cooked and
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1 Ig. bell pepper chopped
4 15 oz cans Pork 'N Beans
1 15 oz can kidney beans
1 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
3 tbs. hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Optional items:

1 tbs. chili powder.
1 15 oz can corn, whole kernel
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup ketchup, instead of 1
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dash oregano

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Simply Fit For Women, a"
new business has set its grand.
opening Tuesday Jan. 9.
The business is owned and.
operated by Karen Hebert,
and is located at 189 East'
Walnut Street.
The gym is open Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 8
p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.
until noon.
Hebert is certified on hy-
draulic machines and for op-
erating tanning beds.
Services offered include use
of ten state-of-the-art hydrau-
lic machines and ten rest sta-'
tions, along with new tanning
beds that feature a wrap-
around tunnel design with
Wolff System lamps and op-
tional SolarMax facial tanner,
and an infrared sauna.
Commenting on what
prompted her" to open her
business, Hebert said: "I
wanted to work out myself,
and there's nothing here."
I worked from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m, in long term and Hospice
care and had no time to drive
to Tallahassee to go to a
She added that she believes
that many illnesses and dis-
eases today are related to .lack
of proper exercise.
The initial sign-up fee.

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counted from $100.
- Gym and sauna services are
'$30 per month with 12 th
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with no contract.
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month with no contract or
sign-up fee, or $9 per ne
time visit. ik
Gym, tanning and s ha
:services are $60 per m rnth
with 12 month contract and
:includes unlimited tanning,
and $70 per month with no
The sauna only, an intr9duc-
tory price, $15 per month,
.with no contract and includes
unlimited visits, or $5 one
time fee.
Prices do not include sales
Hebert explained that the
sign-up fee includes an orien-
tation program and training
for proper use of the equip-
ment to prevent injury and
achieve better benefits.
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health in general."
She concluded, "I want to
give something to women in
Monticello. I want to be able
to benefit them and want
them to have access to some-
thing affordable that is local."

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Because of the Martin Lu-
ther King, Jr. Holiday, the Hu-
mane Society will meet 7 p.m.
Jan. 8 at the shelter office lo-
cated on West Washington
Street rather than at its usual
The main topic of discus-
sion will be the Bless the
Beast annual fundraiser
scheduled for Saturday, Feb.
In related news, the formerly
abused horse, Midnight,
nursed back to health and can
be adopted by calling the
shelter at 342-0244.

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Fiomes Of Mournin

Santon Lamon Bowdry
age 32, died Tuesday, January
. 2, 2007, in Tallahassee.
A lifetime resident of Talla-
Shassee,; Mr. Bowdry was an
artist and an avid fisherman
and a member of the Univer-
sity Congregation of Jehovah
Witnesses where he has a host
of family and friends.
The funeral services will be
S-held 1:00 Saturday, January 6,

2007 at Kingdom Hall of Jeho-
vah Witnesses, Tallahassee.
He is survived by his wife,
Jacqueline Bowdry; his
mother, Rhunette. Bowdry
Douglas (Marvin); his mother
and father in-law, Katie and
Rosevelt Hamm; grandmother
in-law, Leeanna Hamm; mater-
nal grandparents, Walter and
Maggie Bowdry; one sister,
Wonder Velez and a. host of
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
and cousins.

Donors Contributed

Gifts For Needy

Jacqueline Carpenter,
through her LifeSource af-
filiation, was able to identify
seven local families in need at
Donors made the gifts pos-
sible, Carpenter said. "All I
did was collect from them and
deliver the gifts."

Donors include: Sharlot and
Bobby Synder, Mortgage
Service Group in Tallahassee,
Jason Eades, Advance Auto,
Diane Bizzle, Family Dollar,
and Cecil Carpenter, Under-
ground Fashion.

The gifts were collected
over a three week period, and
included toys, clothes, shoes,
and food.
Carpenter said that the
Snyders stuffed stockings
with toys, and paid one of the
family's bills for the month.
Cecil Carpenter donated
shoes, clothes and food.
Bizzle donated money and
toys and Eades provided toys.
Carpenter expressed her ap-
preciation to all who helped
those in need at Christmas

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education coordinator for the JES Boys, Girls Club.

Energy Co.
Donates $250
TO Local Club

Staff Writer

Sharico Parrish, education
coordinator for the Jefferson/
Monticello Boys and Girls
Club recently accepted a
check from Gaye Hanna,
community relations assistant
for Progress Energy.
The $250 contribution is
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Warrior Personal

Stats To Date

The Warriors varsity bas-
ketball team has played nine
games this season, with the
following personal stats:
Stephen Griffin, 119 points,
average, 13.22; 13 assists, av-
erage, 2.6; 67 rebounds, 8.37
average; 28 blocks, average,
four; and 19 steals, 3.8 aver-
Luke Sadler, 53 points, 8.83
average; 12 assists, average,
three; 18 rebounds, 3.6 aver-
age; and 12 steals, average,
Kyle Bamwell, 64 points,
average, eight; 12 assists, av-
erage, two; 40 rebounds, 5.71
average; 17 steals, 3.4 aver-
age; and two blocks, .22 aver-
Wade Scarberry, 83 points,
10.37 average; 23 assists,
3.83 average; 35 rebounds,
4.37 average; two blocks, .25

Michael Kinsey, five points,
.20 average; 20 rebounds,
3.33 average; one steal, .12
average; and two blocks, .25
Prateen'Patel, 12 points, av-
erage, three; 23 rebounds,
3.83 average; one block, .12
average; one assist, .12 aver-
age; and seven steals, 1.75 av-
Rob Searcy, four points, .80
average; three rebounds, .60
average; two assists, .40 aver-
age; and seven steals, 1.40 av-
Reggie Walker, 43 points,
7.16 average; 31 rebounds,
6.2 average; six assists, aver-
age, one; four blocks, .66 av-
erage three steals, .650
Daniel Greene scored two
points, both in, the same

Lady Tigers Fall

To West Gadsden

Lady Tigers 1st to West
Gadsden 56-47, Dec. 18, to
stand 0-6 on the season.
Shaumese Massey led the
charge for the Lady Tigers
with 15 points and 18 re-
bounds for a double-double,
one steal, seven assists, one
Donna Ransom, 11 points,
two rebounds, six steals, one
Latoya Footman, seven

points, four rebounds, one
Kandice Griffin, five points,
13 rebounds, one assist.
Shanice Brooks, five points,
two rebounds, one steal.

Chandra Tucker, four
points, two rebounds, one as-
Keneshia Coates, four re-
bounds, one assist; and Jaz-
maun Hall, three rebounds.

Individual statistics for JV
Warriors in the first six games
of the season follow:
Casey Anderson, 29 points,
5.8 average; 20 rebounds,
6.66 average; 14 steals, 4.66
average; and six assists, 1.2
Stephen Dollar, 23 points
4.6 average; four .steals, .80
average; four rebounds, .80
Luke Whitmer, 12 points,
average, four; 21 rebounds,

average, seven.
Alex Dunkle, 27 points, 4.5
average; and six rebounds,
average, one.
A, J. Connell, 32 points,
5.33 average; 14 rebounds,
average, seven.
Jim Stephens, five points,
1.66 average, and-one re-
bounds, .33 average.
Brandon Dunbar, six re-
bounds, average, two; and
five steals, average, 2.50.
Wilson Lewis, 12 points,
average, six,

Soccer Sat. At Park
The Jefferson County Youth up of a coi
Soccer Program begins Satur- seventh am
day at the Recreation Park, dents.
At 9 a.m., teams #1 and #2
will play; at 10 a.m., teams #3 V WV a
and #4; at 11 a.m., teams #5
and #6; and at noon, teams #7 The Aucil
and #8 will play. emy boys j
Teams #1 and #2 are made ketball taki
up of a combination of K-5 p.m., Jan.
and first grade students. 4-2 on the s
STeams #3 and #4 are made
up of a combination of second The JV
and third grade students. season opera
' Teams #4 and #5 are made belle, hamm
up of fourth and fifth grade The Warri
students, roe, 20-13;
Teams #7 and #8 are made 37-20.

nbination of sixth,
i eighth grade stu-

.la Christian Acad-
unior varsity bas-
es on John Paul, 5
9, there, standing

Warriors won the
ner against Carra-
lering them 54-10.
iors downed Mun-
and lost to Bell,

JCHS Boys To play

Madison Today

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KYLE BARNWELL, ACA Warrior, goes up for the shot, in
recent game action.

ACA Middle School Boys

TO Take On Maclay

The Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy boys middle school bas-
ketball team will face
Maclay, 5:30 p.m., Jan. 11,
there, standing 8-1. on the sea- ,
To date, Aucilla won the
season opener against
Munroe, 29-17; won a second
game against Munroe, routing
them 35-14; and won against
Georgia Christian, 37-34.
The Warriors suffered the
first loss of the season to Ma-
clay, 37-26; came back to
take a 35-15 routing over
Madison Academy.


Girls To

Face Chiles

Staff Writer

Th Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy junior varsity girls bas-
ketball team squares off
against Chiles, 3 p.m., Jan. 5,
Si~marizing tthe record to
datesthe Lady Warrior JV's
dropped the season opener
against Maclay, 32-31; won
against Branford, 21-12; and
won a second game against
Branford, routing them 28-14
Aucilla downed Carrabelle,
28-18; beat Munroe, 25-18;
slipped past Bell, 19-16; and
lost to Maclay in another
-close, 32-31.


Staff Writer

The'Jefferson County High
School varsity boys basket-
ball team plays its post holi-
day season opener against
Madison, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 5,
Tigers stand 2-5 on the
season. This will be the Ti-,
gers first game against Madi-
son this year.
A quick run-down of the
season to date will show how
the Tigers reached the present
In the season opener against
Hamilton, the Tigers lost 74-
59; Jefferson also lost the
game against Chiles, but no
statistics were provided.
The Tigers fell to Leon in a
close 42-40; lost to Maclay,
59-44; and celebrated the first
win of the season against
FAMU, 71-53.

Tigers then lost to NFC,
70-48, and slipped past Wa-
kulla for a 60-58 win, to get
the team to the present record.

JV Tigers To

Face Madison

January 5

Staff Writer

The statistics for the last two
games against NFC and Wa-
kulla have not been provided{
but, the Jefferson County
High School junior varsity
boys basketball team; other-
wise will go into the post
holiday season opener against
Madison, 4:30 p.m., Jan. 5,
there, on a 1-4 season.
A run-down of how the Ti-
ger JV's got to the record is
shown in the past game
In the season opener against
Hamilton, Jefferson. lost 65-
42; the Tigers lost against
Chiles, however, no statistics
were provided. ,
The JV's won the first game
of the season against Leon,
sliding past for a 29-28 win.
The Tigers lost to Maclay,
60-32; and lost a close 47-46
against FAMU.

Aucilla downed Holy Com-
forter, 28-25; drilled Commu-
nity Christian, 38-15;
hammered Madison Academy
42-25; and slid past West-
wood for a 20-18 win.

ACA Boys


January 8
The Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy' varsity boys basketball
team takes on FAMU, 7:30
p.m., Jan. 8, here, standing 3-7
on the season.
Recapping the scores to
date: Aucilla lost the season
opener against Georgia Chris-
tian, 70-54; the Warriors
came back for their first win
of the season, downing Carra-
.belle, 54-32; and lost a close
61-60 against FAMU.
The Warriors fell to Bell,
67-35; downed Westwood,
67-35; and lost to Apalachi-
cola, 58-31.
John Paul routed the Warri-
ors, 71-12; Aucilla came back
to take a 63-42 win over At-
lantis; and lost to Westwood,

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Year In Review

(Continued From Page 3)
Howard Middle School w\as
also congratulated for earning
a grade of "B" on the state rei-
port card and for substantial
increase in total points

Planners eyed rules for newV
sewer system, as high density
development was expected to
grow along sewer line.
Early voting went well, Su-
pervisor of Elections Marty
Bishop reported.
The daily average of voters
was 55-60 people.
The Fulford fourth genera-
tion farm family produces
three kinds of peanuts and
showing that agriculture re-
mains viable in the county, and
does not face extinction.
The County budget at
$21,674,815 represented a
slight decrease from $22 mil-
lion in 2005.
Millage remained at the 10
mill cap.
Shirley Washington de-
feated incumbent Fred Shof-
ner to regain her district 3 seat
on the School Board.
Incumbent Charles Boland
defeated challenger Zandra
Kirk Reams won over Dan-
iel Jones for the Democratic
nomination for Clerk of
Reams will face Republican
challenger Wendy Moss, and
No Party Affiliation Brenda
Sorensen in the November
Higher property values and
confusion over the wording of
the meeting notice caused
County Commissioners to get
an earful at a budget hearing,
when citizens thought the
meeting was to address their
concerns over higher property
Shuttle bus proponents
sought a solution to the fact
that funding runs out in Janu-
ary. Financial assistance was
not fr-thcom'uI from the CityV
nor' County, and raising the
rates and/or shortening the
number of trips were among
the measures considered.
A Community Service of
Remembrance commemorat-
ing the 9/11 terrorist attack
was held at the First United
Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall, sponsored by the
Friends of the Library.
County Commissioners
considered issuing vehicle de-
cals to residents, in an effort
to keep garbage generated
outside the county from end-
ing up in the regional landfill.
City Council held the first

of two required public hear-
ings on the 2006-2007
budget, and no citizens
showed up for the hearing.
Clerk of Court Dale Boat-
wright cited many issues fac-
ing his successor, not the least
of which is confidentiality.
Citizens in the agricultural
sector of the community were
alerted to take heed and estab-
lish rules to protect their in-
terests by Mary Ann Gosa, di-
rector of government and
community affairs for the
Florida Farm Bureau in
The Lewis Family of Ridge-
crest Farm, off the Drifton-
Aucilla Highway was named
2006 Farm Family of the
Commissioners scheduled a
series of workshops to ex-
plore the best possible route
and the zoning changes that
will be needed for realization
of the proposed countywide
sanitary sewer system.
City Council approved the
rates and customer agreement
for the city provided Internet
service that has been in the
making for more than two
years and offers speed equal
to competitors.
City officials have decided
to pursue funding for two
parks, one on Pearl Street next
to the Woman's Club, and the
other off Water Street.
The Council approved two
Florida Recreation Develop-
ment Assistance Program
grants, for a total of
Despite the protest of neigh-
boring residents, the City
Council approved the rezon-
ing of a small parcel in the
southeast quadrant of town,
from residential to commer-
At the request of Developer
Riley Palmer of Crooked
Creek subdivision, City
Council will ask DOT to
move the posted 45 mph
speed limit farther west, to
ensure motorists safety on the
*approach to his new subdivi-
County officials reviewed
possible routes for a proposed
sanitary sewer line that would
carry effluence from the
Lloyd interchange to the
sewer treatment plant in Mon-
At least eight routes were
presented by the Utility De-
velopment Committee, with
three of the proposed routes
receiving the most attention.
County Commissioners ap-
proved the final budget and
millage rate without much
ado, and refused the request
of George Hinchcliffe for

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$15,000 to keep the shuttle
City Council approved the
final budget and millage rate
and it was learned that the
$2,250 proposed to be cut
from the Main Street Program
would not take place after all.
County Commission gave
the nod for planners to pro-
ceed with the completion of
the conservation subdivision
ordinance for formal
County Commissioner Jerry
Sutphin was often the lone
voice on the board and con-
tinued to create ripples on the
commission, and cause sur-
Councilman Brian Hayes
proposed the idea of doing
away with the Police Depart- ,
ment and moving to volun-
He said the day may come
when the City could no longer
afford a Police Department.
County Commissioners
were taking notice of new
legislation which allows
ATVs, golf carts, and other
small motorized vehicles to
travel on public roads with a
posted speed of 35 mph or

Sanctuary Subdivision, a 65
unit upscale development off
SR 50, south of Lloyd was
approved by the County
Farmers and Merchants
Bank, responded quickly and
effectively in shutting down a
bogus Internet site, before any
confidential information was
The scam involved an offi-
cial looking FMB email offer-
ing customers $100 credit in
return for completing an on-
line survey.
The community was sad-
dened at the death of Dr. Jac-
quelyn Ann ,Davis, who
served Gerry Medical Clinic
since Sept., 2002, and main-
tained a special interest in
women's health.
County Commissioners nar-
rowed their search for a
probable route for the pro-
posed countywide sanitary
sewer line to two choices.

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posal snagged on the higher
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lines was some $80,000.
Friends of the Library
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90 on Sunray Road.
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just east of Leon County.
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:northeast quadrant of the city
caused officials to postpone
approval of the plat.
Orchard Pond subdivision
proposed to place 39 houses
on some 12 acres off Rocky
Branch Road.
The Rooster Town Neigh-
borhood complained of exces-
sive noise in the area keeping
residents up.
They said young people
congregated in cars after mid-
night and played loud music
until early morning hours.
City Police informed the
Council if they were informed
of the situation as it occurred,
they would put a stop to it.
The City Council eyed a de-
velopment fee for sewer serv-
ice with the charge intended
to cover the cost of growth.
Bill Tellefsen was named
new planning official, suc-
ceeding Bob Arrendondo who
Road work was planned on
Old Lloyd Road and Boston
Highway at a cost of $2.2
Clerk of Court candidates
dealt with some difficult
questions at the forum for
candidates Wendy Moss, Re-
publican, Kirk Reams, Demo-
crat, and Brenda Sorensen, no
party affiliation.
Despite some probing ques-
tions from the panel, it was
apparent candidates were well
The pursuit of a countywide
sanitary sewer system took
another step forward and
commissioners decided to
proceed with amending the
Comprehensive Plan.
Colorful former Mayor Ike
Anderson died. He was 80
years old and in poor health
residing at Jefferson Nursing
The Chamber installed its
new slate of officers with Ron
Cichon as president; Gretchen
Avera, vice-president; Elea-
nor Hawkins, secretary; and
Diane Freeman, treasurer.
Lake Miccosukee dam re-
pairs top $2 million.
New landfill regulations
could cost the county more
money with a state rule mak-
ing closed landfills hon-
County Commissioners de-
cided to exempt the county
from the new state law that al-
lows ATVs to operate on pub-
lic roads.
Storm water runoff caused a
state agency to issue warnings
to the Sanctuary subdivision.
DEP issued a warning letter
noting several storm water
management problems it
wants the developer to ad-
The City Internet growth

was slower than expected, with
26 customers to date.
Officials put a positive spin
on the situation noting it al-
lows customers to get con-
nected to the system faster
than if there were a great de-
Rainfall was down in Sep-
tember and river levels were
also low.
City Police arrested a local
man, Tom Harp, in conjunc-
tion with a rash of late night,
early morning burglaries,
spanning some three weeks.
City business owners took
precautions to secure their
premises better in the wake of
the rash of recent burglaries.
Merchants expressed relief
that the suspect was finally in
Developers Lisa and Jeff
Ard called the state agency
letter routine concerning
'events at the Sanctuary subdi-
vision, the News reported last
They said theirs is a quality
development and they have
played by the established
rules, they said.
A County jail inmate, Sam
Williams, tasted freedom
briefly when he escaped from
the jail and was caught some
two hours later.
Voters were to face seven
major issues on the November
ballot. The local tourist tax
was one of the issues.
The News printed a clarifi-
cation of the issues which
were written in legalese.
The insurance for county
employees went up and those
on the family plan were to
pay the increase.
The County Commission
awarded the contract for the
renovation of the old high
school buildings to Riley Pal-
mer Construction Company,
which submitted the lowest
bid at $1,068,003.

Renovation of the former-
Capital City Motel at Lloyd
li..icl;l.,icg' remodeled to
the tune of. $1M and up-
graded to become a Quality
DCA approved zoning
amendments concerning 73
acres on US 19 south and Ful-
ford Road from Agriculture 5
to Agriculture 3, and 377
acres in the Waukeenah area
from mixed use/suburban resi-
dential and Agricultural 3 to
Residential 1.
Early voting recorded 466
as of Nov. 1, about twice
what it was in the primary,
Supervisor of Elections Marty
Bishop reported.
More than a year after their
implementation, the county's
fire and ambulance impact
fees generated nearly

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Construction permits
dropped locally, a reflection
of a cooling trend in the in-
dustry across the nation.
Faced with the potential ter-
mination of the shuttle service
in January, the Transportation
Disadvantaged Board cut
back to Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, from five days a
week, to extend the service an
extra three months, through
the end of March.
Work on the county's ken-
nel progressed and the facility
was expected to be opera-
tional later in the month.
The County readied to ap-
ply for an Enterprise Zone
designation, which comes
with state incentives.
Beth Thorne, director of the
Solid Waste Department pre- ,
sented commissioners with a
copy of a revised ordinance
reworked by her and' County
Attorney Buck Bird to focus
on the illegal garbage dump-
ing problem here.
County officials considered
beginning to enforce a long
standing rule that requires ap-
proved developments to pro-
ceed with construction within.
a certain time frame.
Kirk Reams was elected
Clerk of Court, defeating Re-
publican Wendy Moss and
Brenda Sorensen ,with no
party affiliation.
The Tourist Development

Tax was approved by 64 per-
cent of the voters. The
,county was number two in the
state in voter turnout with
62.2 percent of the voters
turning out to vote. The
county has 9,749 voters.
The County marked Vet-
eran's Day with a program, at
the High School, and the an-
nual breakfast at the Ameri-
can Legion, after which veter-
ans placed flags on graves at
Sthe cemetery.
S Members of the County
SLegislative Committee re-
,ceived plaques of recognition
-for service to the organization
which lobbies the Legislature
on behalf of the community.
Skeet Joyner, Junior Tuten,
Julie Conley, Dick Bailar and
Mary Frances Gramling were
The City's sanitary sewer
rehabilitation became costlier
when new problems were un-
covered, resulting in a
,$208,207.80 change order by
;engineer'Robert George.
S The City and County pre-
pared to evaluate their respec-
,tive comprehensive plans, as
Required by the state every 10
The Department of Trans-
portation informed the City
that its request for $160,000
courthouse circle beautifica-
tion grant has been approved.
The work must be com-
pleted by Jan, 2008 and the

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for the work when it is com-
Following adoption of the
water systems development
charge earlier in the year, the
City Council adopted a simi-
lar charge for the sewer sys-
Following the success of
converting West Dogwood
into a one way street in allevi-
ating parking problems in the
area, the City Council acted to
make West Pearl Street one
way also.
A local man, Davis Sego,
56, plead no contest to child
molestation charges and was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 15 years of sex of-
fender probation.
The City Council decided to
set a workshop at an undeter-
mined date to discuss the fu-

ture of the Police Department.
The workshop was spawned
by the observation that the
Police Department's budget of
$638,000 is a large percent-
age of the City's budget.
Economic Development Di-
rector Julie Conley informed
the County Commission that
it was got possible to com-
plete the Enterprise Zone ap-
plication by the Dec. 15 dead-
The decision was made to
seek the designation the next
time around.
City Planners approved the
site plan for Jefferson Build-
ers Mart Expansion on South
Jefferson Street.
Owner Larry Freeman ex-
plained that the expansion
was part of a 10 year play and
that an 80 X150 foot lumber
warehouse would be con-
structed in the rear of the cur-
rent location.
A year after Road Supervi-
sor David Harvey declared
the repair of wooden bridges
to be one of his department's
priorities, the job has been
pretty much accomplished.
The SHIP program pumped
$1.4 million into the tax base
via home valuations, in the
county, and helped 14 fami-
lies buy houses for the first
County commissioners acted
to exempt the county from a
new state law that allows
ATVs to operate at low
speeds on county roads.
The City Council's recent
decision to review the'func-
tion of the police and other
departments and determine
the viability of each was not
without precedent.
Ken Small, of the Florida
League of Cities, stated that
more and more it was a grow-
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during the recent Elks Tour-
In the first game, the Tigers
fell to FAMU, 50-54.
Leading the score for Jeffer-
son was Jitavian Bennett with

26 points and two rebounds.
Tim Crumitie, six points,
two assists, one steal.
Paul Huggins, six points,
two rebounds.
Jon Dady, three points, four
assists, one steal.
Anthony Johnson, five
points; Lucius wade, five
points, two rebounds, five as-
sists, two steals.
Geondre Pittman, two

points, four rebounds.
In the second game, the Ti-
gers fell to Lincoln 47-80.
Bennett led the charge for
the Tigers with 20 points,
three rebounds.
Crumitie, 16 points, four as-
sists, two steals.
Huggins, six points, five re-
bounds, one block.
Dady, three assist two
Johnson, four points, two
Wade, two rebounds, three
assists, four steals; and Jor-
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Division IN RE: The Estate of:
Deceased. NOTICE OF
administration of the Estate of
Richard J. Burkley, Deceased, File
Number 06-131-PR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Jefferson County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
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Florida, 32344. The name and
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served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the Personal
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creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
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copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the
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the first publication of the Notice is
December 29, 2006. Attorney for
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Adjunct Instructor for adult
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Food Service Personnel/ Cook
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experience clean background &
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call Ms. Cox 850-948-6940
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Appliance Repairs: washers,
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Owned and operated by Andy
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Pit Bull type- male, 12/20/06
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Rottweiler 60 lbs+ Female on S.
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Keys on green ring found
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near Tecumseh Rd. Call Debbie
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Bank Foreclosures! Homes from
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Nobles Subdivision- Newly
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1710 sqft new doors- -vinyl
windows- CHA carport, fenced
150x100 lot. Well landscaped
owner/ Realtor $118,700 O.B.O.
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home, 1672 sq.ft., screened
porch, garage plus carport,
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view. Renee' Smawley, Coldwell
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Old Country House 1 acre,
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porches Dep. $200. Rent $500.
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Triple wide, 4 BDR., fireplace,'
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Wooded Tract 2.09 hillside acres east of town
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Lloyd Acres on a wooded hillside a 3 bedroom 2
bath modular home with oak floors, fireplace and
lots of very nice extras including shop for $87,500

Historic Budd House built ca 1882 by commu-
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designation permits 4 houses per acre near Den-
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New Listing 13.29 acres some wooded some
open $5,000 per acre

Terrific Location 3 bedroom 2 bath doublewide
with fireplace, big porch, garage, shed, above
ground pool, with big trees, fence paddocks, on
county maintained paved Cherry Tree Lane now

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

Pasture and Pecans 10 lovely acres on paved
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Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm big doublewide
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shop, pasture 100 pecan trees and a nice pool
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Prime Commercial Property US 19 South near
Pizza Hut 6.5 acres $650,000

Pretty Pasture Reduced 5 acres convenient to
town on quiet paved road (additional acreage
available adjacent to this parcel $82,500

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MAYOR JULIE CONLEY presents Rick "Moose" Watson a
Command Squadron was passing through the City enroute
Conley, Watson, Becky Clayton, his mother.

.Year In Review

(Continued From Page 10)
ing trend of cities.
Multiple law enforcement
vehicles passed through town,
escorting Vice-president Dick
Cheney en route to a hunting
destination, north of town.
The Planning Commission
recommended the approval of
a Comprehensive Plan
Amendment affecting a parcel
on US 19 and Nash Road.
The recommendation was
for Mixed Use Interchange
Business, which eliminates
the option of residential de-
The 19.81 acre parcel was
zoned Mixed Use Business
County officials planned to
hold a workshop to discuss
plans for the Emergency Op-
eration Center they hoped to
Director Carol Ellerbe in-
formed County Commission-
ers that the county ranked
23rd of the 33 government
entities applying for state
funding to build the centers.
The City's per capital spend-
ing for law enforcement serv-
ices appeared to be about av-
erage when compared with
six surrounding communities.
Winn Dixie was burglarized

sometime after closing and
before reopening and Police
and FDLE were investigating.
City officials approved the.
preliminary plat for the Or-
chard Pond subdivision off
Rocky Branch Road.'
The County received a letter
of commencement from the
state for startup of construc-
tion the horse arena that is
planned for a little west of
The City's form of govern-
ment with an elected city
clerk and police chief report-
edly is a relatively unique
form of political organization
statewide. Only six other cit-
ies statewide have elected po-
lice chiefs.
County officials took steps
to ensure that the Enhanced
911 (E-911) backup system is
installed at the Emergency
Management building on
North Jefferson Street.
County Commission ap-
proved the updating of wiring
at the building to install the
Building activity was up
slightly in November, but
Building Inspector Wallace
Bullock said it was too early
to tell if the upswing would
continue, since activity usu-
ally slows down around the
year end holidays.


Key to the City, as h
to deployment. From

City officials heard-
displeased residents aboi
new water rates and p
the matter on their agenda
a meeting later in the mo:
A combination of fa
including a more rea
pricing of water usage ca
bills to jump consider
sparking the outcry.
City Officials took
with a trash truck advert
a private business park
the historic district.
The owners would be
to move the truck or be
and have legal proceed
City Council approve
recommendation of the
ning Commission for the
plan of Jefferson Bui

Mart on South Jefferson.
The Sheriff Department pre-
pared for its second annual bi-
''' cycle giveaway to children
who might not otherwise re-
ceive a gift during the Christ-
mas holidays.
t County Commissioners.
-'. took several steps towards
economic development by ap-
S proving steps to make the In-
dustrial Park more present-
', able for marketing purposes.
City Council approved the
S low bidder for the upgrade of
Sthe water system in Holly
Hills subdivision.
The County Commission
agreed to solicit bids for the
,: drawing of architectural plans
for an Emergency Operations
Center. The fee was expected
S: to be about $80,000.
Bob Cooper, manager of the
Jefferson Communities Water
s Air System, Inc. reported that Ru-
Sleft, ral Development, an arm of
the Department of
Agriculture, has approved
$4.6 million for the 2007 fis-
from cal year, to accomplish the
ut the expansion of the present wa-
)laced ter system.
da for Faced with a growing num-
nth. ber of issues, City Council
ctors, members have decided to
alistic meet more often in 2007.
caused Residents in the outlying ar-
-rably eas of the county were slated
to receive a higher level of
issue health care service in the near
tising future, with proposals in the
ed in works to develop mobile
health units.
told '0 Volunteers began wrapping
cited gifts for the annual County
dings Christmas Drive and noted
that the number of those in
d the need, particularly children,
Plan- was higher than last year.
e site The Planning Commission
Riders put the finishing touches on

the conservation subdivision
ordinance, effectively setting
the document up for adoption
by the County Commission.
Subscription to the City
Internet Service proved
slower than expected, with
some 35 subscribers to date.
Officials planned to exam-
ine marketing techniques to
improve the situation..
The County .Commission
appointed a committee to
write a job description for a
county coordinator position.

The Big Bend Ghost Track-
ers have scheduled. their
month haunted tour and
ghost hunt, and tour of the old
1827 cemetery 7 p.m., Satur-
day Jan. 20, in front of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The cemetery tour and hunt
will begin at approximately 9
p. m.
The haunted tour is $10 per
person and the cemetery tour
and hunt is an additional $10
per person.
No one taking either of the

Downtown merchants re-
ported mixed sales during the
holiday season and most said
spending was steady, but not
In cooperation with Main
Street, merchants pulled the
stops this year with down-
town lights making for a de-
Improvement work was
scheduled on Boston High-
way and Old Lloyd Road,
Road Department Superinten-
dent David Harvey reported.

tours or the ghost hunt, has
ever expressed disappoint-
Most if not all have cap-
tured some mages of paranor-
mal activity on film. Some
have even seen and heard su-
pernatural sounds along the
BBGT members recommend
that tour and hunt participants
bring plenty of film, extra bat-
teries, and wear comfortable
walking shoes.
To make reservations, call

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