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Published Wednesdays & Fridays



City Officials Rescind New

Water Rates, Reinstate Old

Action Results From

Errors, Public Outcry

Senior Staff Writer

For once, the citizens spoke
out and the officials listened.
In response to both a citi-
zens outcry and their own rec-
ognition of inherent problems
with the new sewer and water
rates adopted in November,
city officials Tuesday night
dropped the new rates and re-
instated the old rates.
The action occurred right be-
fore a scheduled hearing on
two amended ordinances that
sought to tinker with the new
rates to bring some relief to
water and sewer customers.
Before the discussion even
began on the two amended or-
dinances, Mayor Julie Conley
offered that the council should
remove the two items from the
agenda, rescind the new rates,
and return to the original rates.
She pointed out that the re-
structured rates "had brought
to light a lot of consequences,
both intended and unintended."

In light of the many prob-
lems that had surfaced and the
many citizens who had com-
plained, Conley recommended
that the council reinstate the
old rates, at least until all mal-
functioning water meters could
be replaced.
Without replacement of the
water meters, she said, it
would be impossible to formu-
late a fair, accurate and equita-
ble new rate structure.
The other council members
jumped on the recommenda-
tion, offering immediate mo-
tions to remove the two
amended ordinances from the
agenda and rescind the new
water and sewer rates.
The council further decreed
that customers who had paid
the higher rates for November
and December be reimbursed
for the difference between the
new and old rates.
Rather than refunding the'
difference via checks, which
City Clerk Emily Anderson
said would prove an adminis-
trative nightmare, the council

decided that the amount should
be credited to customers' fu-
ture bills by no later than July
That left the matter of how
soon the malfunctioning water
meters could be replaced
across the city. Conley insisted
that the task be accomplished
within 30 days at most.

She reiterated that without
properly functioning meters
that provided accurate water
usage information, the city
could not formulate a new, ac-
curate and fair rate structure.
What's more, she pointed
out, the council had approved
$6,000 in overtime pay for city
crews to accomplish the task.

But several months later, the
task had yet to be completed,
she said.
"Our hands are tied until the
meters are replaced," an evi-
dently exasperated Conley
said. "It's been seven months
and we've still have 300 meters
or so to go. It's just unaccept-

IN recognition of citizens' complaints and errors in the system, the City Council on
Tuesday night rescinded the ordinance raising water and sewer rates. (News Photo)

But City Superintendent Don
Anderson insisted just as ada-
mantly that it was impossible
for his crews to complete the
meter replacement assignment
within 30 days, even on over-
time. The job would simply re-
quire the hiring of an outside
contractor, he said.
Whatever it took, Council-
man Luther Pickles said.
"If we need to hire someone,
then we need to do it," he said.
Anderson raised another
technical problem -- the inabil-
ity of some of the city elec-
tronic equipment to read
accurately the water usage on
the new meters.
It seems, per his and the city
clerk's explanation, that the
handheld electronic readers
that city personnel employ to
record water usage only pick
up part of the numbering on
the meters, giving an inaccu-
rate representation of the water
Anderson said an outside ex-
pert is scheduled to evaluate
the city's equipment and me-
ters on Jan. 23. He said once
the expert completes the
evaluation, the latter will be
able to provide 'city officials
(See Water Rates Page 2)

- Local Elected Officials

SDoing Well Financially

REELECTED City Council members Tom Vogelgesang, left, and Gerrold Austin,
center, take the oath of office from Supervisor of Elections Marty Bishop on Tuesday
night before the commencement of the regular meeting. (News Photo)

Code Enforcement Now Tied

Grants For Housing Upgrades

Senior Staff Writer

Code enforcement will have
to become more real here if the
county wants to continue re-
ceiving state grants for im-
proved housing.
That was the message that
Lisa Blair, head of the
Tallahassee-based Meridian
Community Service Group,
delivered to commissioners
last week. Meridian adminis-
ters the county's various hous-

ing programs.
Blair told commissioners
that the current $700,000
Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) for the
rehabilitation of houses was
winding down, with only two
houses remaining to be com-
Before county officials de-
cided to pursue another CDBG
grant, however, it behooved
them to improve the county's
code enforcement record, she
She pointed out that the

county received the last CDBG
funding "by the skin of its
teeth", scoring the lowest of
the competing counties that
were awarded the grants. She
said the only area where the
county could improve its score
was in the area of code en-
"There are no areas where
we can improve your competi-
tive score except for code en-
forcement," Blair said.
She said that to apply for an-
other housing grant without
(See Code Page 2)

Senior Staff Writer

A total of $578,414 -- that's
how much of the county's $21
million budget will be going
for the salaries of constitu-
tional officers in the current
fiscal year.
The $578,414 represents an
increase of $19,855 over last
year's total budget amount of
$558,559 for the salaries of
constitutional officers.
Divided among the various
constitutional officers, the
$19,855 represents a salary in-
crease of about $3,000 per
elected official, with the ex-
ception of county commission-
The finalized salaries of
constitutional officers in Jef-
ferson County for Fiscal Year
2007, are posted on the web
site of the Legislative Commit-
tee on Intergovernmental Rela-
tions (LCIR) as follows:
Clerk of Court, Property
Appraiser and Tax Collector --
$91,468 each, an increase of
$3,112 per officer over last
year's salary of $88,356.
Supervisor of Elections --
$74,805, an increase of $2,552
over last year's salary of
Sheriff-- $100,054, an in-
crease of $3,399 over last
year's salary of $96,655.
Commissioners -- $25,830

for each of the five officials,
representing an increase of
$914 per commissioner over
last year's salary of $24,916.
Commissioners are classified
as part-time positions.
For the School Superinten-
dent, whose salary the LCIR
also calculates, the new salary
is $91,468, an increase of
$3,112 over last year's salary
of $88,356.

Average Raise
Per Official Is
About $3,000,
Except For five
Commissioners =

And for County Judge, the
new salary is $137,020, an in-
crease of $6,327 over last
year's salary of $130,693.
The posted salaries do not
reflect the additional $2,000
that is available to clerks of
court, property appraisers, tax
collectors, sheriffs and super-
visors of elections who com-
plete the required certificate
A historical summary of the
finalized salaries of county
constitutional officers and
elected school officials (The
LCIR calculated the salaries of

School Board members
through 2002) shows dramatic
increases over the last 21
Consider: the salaries of the
Clerk of Court, Property Ap-
praiser and Tax Collector went
up $55,010 for each, from
$36,458 in 1986 to $91,468 at
For the Supervisor of Elec-
tions, the salary went up
$45,739, from $29,066 in 1986
to $74,805 presently.
For Sheriff, the salary went
up $59,777, from $40,277 in
1986 to $100,054 now.
For county commissioners,
the increase was $14,728, from
$11,102 in 1986 to $25,830
And for school superinten-
dent, the salary went up
$51,191, from $40,277 in 1986
to $91,468 at present.
The LCIR calculated the
salaries of School Board mem-
bers until 2002, when the Leg-
islature gave school boards the
authority to calculate their own
The figures show that the
salaries of School Board mem-
bers rose from $10,661 in
1986 to $21,088 in 2002, an
increase of $10,427. School
Board members' present sala-
ries is $24,210.
No historical figures were
available for the salary of
county judges.
(See Officials Page 3)


McDaniel To Retire After

34 Years With Post Office

STELLA ELLIS, owner/operator of Bluebird Reality, received recognition last week
for her work in support of affordable housing in the county. For years, Ellis has being
doing seminars to help low and moderate income first-time owners qualify for house
purchases. Dick Bailar, left, chairman of the SHIP Citizens Advisory Board, pre-
sented the plague. Commission Chairman Junior Tuten, right, also expressed his ap-
preciation to Ellis. (News Photo)

Water Rates Are Rescinded

(Continued From Page 1)
with a more realistic and accu-
rate assessment of the
Based on Anderson's repre-
sentation, the council sched-
uled a special meeting for 4
p.m. Jan. 23 to hear directly
from the expert once he has
completed the evaluation.
"It seems we can't take intel-
ligent action (about the water
rates) until we get the expert's
opinion," Councilman Brian
Hayes noted.
Pickles agreed. But he said he
wanted the solution to go be-

yond merely replacing the
malfunctioning meters and de-
veloping new rate structure.
He wanted, he said, for An-
derson to initiate a program
that would regularly and sys-
tematically monitor meters, so
that the city didn't run into the
same problem a year or two
In a postscript to the News
on Wednesday morning, Con-
ley stated that she wanted it
clearly understood that neither
she or the council were against
new rate structure and in-

"We're not backing down be-
cause of the heat we got,"
Conley said.

Rather, the study that deter-
mined the new rates revealed a
great many problems that
needed to be corrected before
an equitable rate structure
could be implemented, she
Once those problems were
corrected, the council intended
to implement a new rate struc-
ture, she said.

Code Enforcement Becomes issue

Staff Writer

After almost 34 years with-
the US Postal Service, Monti-
cello Letter Carrier James
McDaniel has announced that
his final day will be Jan. 31.
He will officially retire Feb.
1 or 3.
McDaniel began his career
March 12, 1973 at the main
Post Office in Tallahassee, as
a PTF Clerk, sorting mail.
In August, he moved up to
Window Clerk and Mark Up
Clerk at Leon Station, where
he worked .until June, 1974,
when he transferred to the
Monticello Post Office as a
PTF Clerk/Letter Carrier.
In June, 1984, McDaniel
became a full-time Letter Car-
rier on the route through the
city that he will serve until his
On Nov. 6, 1991, while de-
livering mail on Chestnut
Street, McDaniel was flagged
down by a man, threatened,
hit in the face and shot.
The bullet hit him in the
right leg, went through and
lodged in his left leg, where it
remains to this day.
Current Postmaster Greg
Tidwell said that he had
worked in Tallahassee for 20
years and his mother worked
in the Post Office for 20 years
before that, and they had
never heard of any other
postal employee, other than


McDaniel, in the Tri-County
area and quite possibly even
further away, that had been
shot in the line of duty.
After recovering for four
weeks, McDaniel returned to
work at the Post Office, part-
time for another four weeks,
until he again took over his
normal full-time routine..
":I didn't have any reason
not to returnafter being shot,"
said McDaniel. "I feel that
,God was with me then and He
will be with me always, so
why not come back? I give
Him credit for everything, He
has always been there for me
and the Lord has always been
good to me," said McDaniel.
"I have really enjoyed de-
livering the mail," he said. "I
like my customers and I have
never had any problem with
"The people have been a

pleasure to work with," said
McDaniel. "We have been
like family always, and we al-
ways try to help each other
""I appreciate all of my cus-
tomers and being able to
serve them and hope they
keep using the Postal service
for all of their needs," said
McDaniel. "I also appreciate
all of the former Postmasters,
who have all treated me with
"I'm really going to miss
everyone when I leave, but
it's time to move on," he said.
McDaniel told of his plans
for retirement. "First of all, 7
Feb. 15, I will be going to a 2
reunion of my unit from Viet -
Nam, in San Antonio, TX.
They have been having these
reunions for 15 years and this
is the first one I will be able .
to attend. I'll be able to see
all of the old buddies that I
went through the war with.
"When I get back, I will
find a part-time job some-
where," he said.
McDaniel added that he and
his wife, Linda, have already
moved to Lake Park, GA, to
be closer to one of their two
daughters and her two chil-
Local Postal Employees will
hold a retirement gathering
dinner at the Opera House,
Feb. 1, for McDaniel, to be
attended by employees and
their families, to pay tribute to 2
McDaniel's service.

(Continued From Page 1)
first addressing the county's
code enforcement would prove
a waste of time and energy.
Better to put the effort into im-
proving code enforcement and
then submitting a stronger ap-
plication later, she said.
Commissioners agreed that

code enforcement was an issue
that needed addressing.

"We need to come up with a
code enforcement officer and a
budget," Commission Chair-
man Junior Tuten said.
But first, he said, the county
needed to hire a county coordi-

nator. A commission-
appointed committee, in fact,
in presently drafting a job de-
scription for the coordinator
"Maybe when we hire a
county coordinator, we can
have this individual focus on
this area," Tuten said.

Worleys Enjoy Sharing

Sallie and Sam Worley
moved from Atlanta to Monti-
cello in January 2005, leaving
Sam's lifetime home and the
residence of his family for
four generations.
They moved to a house and
a town where Sallie's family
have lived for four genera-
Sam has made himself at

home by continuing his musi-
cal career."
All his life he has per-
formed, taught, and recorded
music with guitar, banjo, do-
bro, mandolin, slide guitar,
and bass.
Sallie and Sam married in
1983. She stopped her teach-
ing career in 1992 and to-
gether she and Sam formed
"One Heart," a musical and

er, .

storytelling duo.
They traveled widely to fes-
tivals, museums, libraries,
churches, schools, and private
parties throughout the South-
They are very happy in
Monticello and enjoy fishing
and exploring the rivers in
their small boat, and organic
They play with Cliff Miller
and Bill Moon in the group
"Down Home," and Sam
plays bass in the group "Cele-
bration." And, they continue
to teach and perform locally.
Together they attend the
First United Methodist
Church, where they are able
to share their love for the
earth as part of the Save the
Earth Mission Team.
Sallie is glad to be at the
church where her great grand-
father was a trustee, where
her grandmother taught Sun-
day School, and where her
parents were married (and
buried,) and where she was

Aimee Love Winner Of

County Spelling Bee

Staff Writer

Tuesday night's Countywide =
Spelling Bee, resulted in fifth
grader Aimee Love of Aucilla
Christian Academy, named
the winner.
Wendy Yang, grade six at
ACA, won second place; and
Demetrius Peters, greade 7 at
Howard Middle School, won
third place
Seventeen students from
ACA, HMS, and Jefferson
Elementary School spelled a
total of 73 words before the
winner could be determined.
Love won the county cham-
pionship when she properly
spelled "Pueblo".
Yang was awarded runner
up, or second place, when she
misspelled, "seltzer".
"All of the children did very
well," said Coordinator Julia
Serving as judges were
Shirley Washington and Larry
Halsey; with Susan Gage as
the pronouncer.
Capital City Bank provided
trophies and Farmers and
Merchants Bank provided
awards for the Spelling Bee
Champion and runners up.
Students participating in the
Spelling Bee included;


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ACA, fourth graders, Hunter
Handley and Carson Nenn-
stiel; fifth graders, Rachel
Lark and Aimee Love; sixth
grader Wendy Yang; and
eighth graders Kent Jones and
Shane Westberry.
HMS, sixth graders Javondre
Carr and Ivan Francis; sev-
enth graders Ka'Desjah Hor-
ton and Demetrius Peters; and

eighth grader


JES, fourth graders Aaron
McCoy and Agueda
Martinez; and, fifth graders
Detrecia Thomas and Jacque-
lin Tyson.
Love will compete in the
Regional Spelling Bee, 1
p.m., Feb. 24, on WFSU-TV.


The Montcello City Council will conduct a
workshop on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 4:00
p.m. to discuss water/sewer operations and other
budget considerations. The meeting will take
place at
City Hall, 245 S. Mulberry Street

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Your Friendly Hometown
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.Monday, January 15th

In Observance

Martin Luther King, Jr.


And Will Resume
Regular Banking Hours

Tuesday, January 16th


Humane Society Receives

Numerous Donations

Teen Center

Will Host

College Day

Staff Writer

At-the monthly meeting of
the Humane Society, Presi-
dent Caroline Carswell ac-
knowledged a number of re-
cent donations.
Carswell advised that the
family of Curtis Hamilton, the
Monticello man killed saving
his beloved dog from the path
of an oncoming train last
week in Tallahassee, is re-
questing that friends and fam-
ily, rather than spending

money on flowers, take those
funds and donate them to the
Humane Society in his name.
"His family said he was al-
ways a great lover of
animals," said Carswell. "He
gave his life last week saving
his dog and his family
thought it most appropriate to
create the Curtis Hamilton
Memorial Fund for the Hu-
mane Society."
Carswell said funds donated
in Hamilton's name will go
toward special needs such as
heart worm treatment, caring
for broken legs, and spay/neu-

PLEASE TAKE ME HOME! My name is Tipster and I am
a white and brown tabby male, neutered, with all my
shots. I'm cute cuddly and need a good home. (News

ter for those families who
have pets and love them, but
can not afford to have them
To apply, or for further in-
formation contact Shelter Di-
rector Xan Holton-Baker at
the shelter, who will deter-
mine whether or not situations
are appropriate for funding.
Donations can be sent to Jef-
ferson. County Humane Soci-
ety, PO Box 559, Monticello,
FL 32345, note Curtis Hamil-
ton Fund.
In related news, Carswell
noted that county resident,
Dave Jones, in honor of his
deceased wife, animal lover,
Mary Margaret Prichard-
Jones, informed friends that
rather than giving them
Christmas gifts, he would
pool all the money and donate
it to the Humane Society, and
he recommended that they
take what money they would
have spent on him, and do the
Carswell reported that to
date, the effort had raised
some $400.
Above. their annual donation
of $25,000 to the Humane So-
ciety, the Flowers Foundation
had donated an additional
$5,000 to focus on'specific
items to improve the shelter.
Carswell asked for sugges-
tions from those attending for
possible uses of the funds.
Suggestions included; a new
front gate with security code
pad; more dog kennels so
puppies could more readily be
displayed to probable adop-
tive families coming to the
shelter; security lights; and a
new window for the shelter
Recent donations also in-
cluded $200, $700, and
$1,000 from those wishing to
remain anonymous, 'and Pro-
gress Energy donated $250;
and Kelly & Kelly Properties
donated $ 800.

Healthy Start Offers

Tips To Avoid SIDS

Staff Writer

Robin Walker, Healthy
Start project coordinator in-
forms the community of the
facts concerning Sudden In-
fant Death Syndrome (SIDS.)
SIDS is described as the
sudden unexplained death of
an infant younger than one
year old.
Some people refer to SIDS
as "Crib Death" because
many babies who die of SIDS
are found in their cribs, but
cribs do not cause SIDS.
SIDS is the leading cause of
death, in infants between one
month and one year of age.
Most cases happen when
the baby is between two

months and four months old.
Researchers are not exactly
sure what causes SIDS but
they do know: babies sleep
better on their backs, and ba-
bies who sleep on their stom-
achs are much more likely to
die from SIDS.
Place babies on a firm
sleep surface. Never place ba-
bies to sleep on pillows.
Keep soft objects, toys, pil-
lows, and loose covers out of
babies sleep area.
Do not allow smoking
around a baby.
Keep the baby's sleep area
close to, but separate from,
where parents and others
Babies should not sleep in a
bed, armchair, or on a couch
with adults or other children.

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Avoid products that claim
to reduce the risk of SIDS,
most have not been tested for
effectiveness or safety.
Do not let babies overheat
during sleep.
Dress babies in light
sleep clothing and keep the
room at a temperature com-
fortable for an adult.
Every sleep time counts so
place babies on their backs to
sleep, even for a nap.
Make sure everyone who
cares for the baby knows
about SIDS and how to re-
duce it.
When the baby is awake, re-
member to always give the
baby "tummy time" to allow
for proper development of
head, neck, and shoulder
lFor more information on
SIDS, contact Walker at the
Healthy Start office

BRENDA WILFONG, office manager of Coldwell Banker,
Kelly and Kelly Properties, presents an $800 check to
Xan Holton, director of the Humane Society.

Center Thanks All

For Dontations

Staff Writer

Jefferson Nursing Center
Activity Directors Mae Kyler
and Voncell Edwards along
with staff express their appre-
ciation to all of the volunteers
and for all donations during
the holidays.
The Center party was a suc-
cess with family and friends
joining the staff to help cele-
brate the holidays.
"It could not have happened
without them," was the feel-
ing of Edwards.
Those donating gift items,
or their time, include: Big
Bend Hospice) Max Bilinski,
Polly Brown, Calvary Baptist
Church, Covenant Hospice,

(Continued From Page 1)
The LCIR is authorized by
law to calculate the salaries of
constitutional officers based on
a complex and complicated
formula that takes into account
numerous factors, including
the county's population.
SThe constitution of 1885
sanctioned the practice of state
law determining the salaries of
constitutional officers, a prac-
tice reaffirmed by the constitu-
tional revision of 1968.

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the Garden Club, Al Hall and
Tillman Funeral Home.
Priscilla Henry and the St.
Rilla Youth Group, Ned Hill
and the VFW, Jefferson
County Correctional Institu-
tion, John Lilly and the
County 4-H, Little Angels in
Training Center, Mt. \Ararat:
MBC, Mt. Olive MBC, Ms.
Mutch and Head Start, Judge
Bobby Plaines, the Players
Band, retired veterans Mary
Hill and Melinda Williams,
Phyllis and John Sommers,
Tallahassee Correctional In-
stitution, Willie Williams
Tillman and family, Josephine
Turner, Melva and Sloan
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Staff Writer

The Boys and Girls Club
and the County Teen Center
will present a College Day 9
a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
13 at the Teen center, 555 Ti-
ger Lane.
The College Day was or-
ganized to inform and assist
high school seniors with fill-
ing out college applications,
financial aid applications
(FASFA,) and scholarship ap-
Representatives from vari-
ous local colleges and univer-
sities have been invited to
inform the students of some
issues that they should be
aware of when applying to
In addition, other career op-
portunities will be presented
to inform the students of other
options besides attending a
college or university.
Students are asked to bring
a $20 money order (postage
for college application;)
Two Official Transcripts;
One Unofficial Transcript;
ACT/SAT Scores; and a Let-
ters of Recommendation.
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Tips for Parents 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 often. Be supportive and interested in
what interests them. Help them build self esteem. Make family

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Youths Likely

Crash Victims

As children grow beyond
Their infancy and toddler
phases, parents are unfortu-
nately loosening up on their
automobile safety restraint
The latest child passenger
safety data reveals that chil-
dren ages 4-8 are more likely
than younger toddlers and in-
fants to be injured in motor ve-
hicle crashes,
This data was released in
the second Partners for Child
Passenger Safety (PCPS) Fact
and Trend Report by The Chil-
dren's Hospital of Philadelphia
and State Farm.
This increased risk is primar-
ily due to parents prematurely
moving children out of child
seats into adult seat belts-
making them three times
more likely to be injured in a
crash than younger infants
and toddlers.
In fact, 46 percent of chil-
dren in the U.S. ages 4-8 are
improperly restrained in adult
seat belts rather than prop-
erly restrained in a car seat or
booster seat.
"There is a crucial step
many parents are missing: Kids
need to use a booster seat
from around age 4 until
they're 4'9", said Kristy Ar-
bogast, Ph.D., director of field
engineering, The Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia.
"As children get older, their
risk of being injured in a ve-
hicle crash increases, primar-
ily because they're being
moved from the protection of
child seats with harnesses,

directly into adult seat belts,
and into the front seat.
All children need to be
seated in the backseat until age
Since child restraint laws
vary from state to state, and
some only require children
to ride in car seats and
booster seats up to age 4 or 6,
parents need to be aware of
their children's age- and
size-appropriate restraint
For children under the age
of 8 years, following the guide-
lines for appropriate re-
straints can reduce the risk
of serious injury in a vehicle
crash to less than 1 percent.
"PCPS Fact and Trend Re-
port serves as a reminder that
we need to continue taking
steps to ensure all children
are protected on the road,"
said Susan Hood, Claims
Vice President for State
"Motor vehicle crashes
are the number-one killer of
children over the age of one,
Sand many of these tragedies
could have been prevented
with the proper use. of vehicle
safety restraints."
Through in-depth inter-
views and on-site crash in-
vestigations, State Farm
customers provided the con-
fidential data to The Chil-
dren's Hospital of
Philadelphia from crashes in-
volving more than 650,000
children- the PCPS Fact and
Trend Report is the world's
Largest study of children in
automobile crashes.


No culture can survive for-
very long without a set of
agreed upon ideals. A culture
"hangs together" because peo-
ple share certain core values
about what is good and bad.
For more than two hundred
years, American culture was
defined by a "moral
consensus" on matters of life
and death, family, marriage,
and society, individual respon-
sibility, a work ethic and hope
for tomorrow, crime and pun-
ishment, and free enterprise.
This moral consensus was not
Biblical, but it was Biblically in-
fluenced and based.
In the past three decades,
American culture's moral con-
sensus has been coming apart.
Instead of moral consensus we
have moral pluralism.
Moral pluralism knows no
absolutes, no ultimate standard
of right and wrong, no limita-
tion or restraint. While moral
pluralism is presented to us as
a new freedom, it is little more'
A' s:

than the beginning of
anarchy...everyone doing what
is right in his own eyes.
Moral pluralism is what is
now happening every night in
our nation's city streets where
young men (and increasingly
young women) live and die by
the code that "might makes
Moral pluralism means that
we cannot tell our teenagers that
it is wrong and destructive to
be sexually active outside mar-
riage. To tell them it is wrong
is to have a standard, and
moral pluralism recognizes no
standard but preference.
Often we hear that America's
primary problem is the econ-
omy. And certainly there are
economic issues worth debat-
ing. But an unproved economy
will not heal American cul-
ture's greatest hurts, Christians
of all people must know this.
During the 1992 presidential
campaign. Bill Clinton tried to
stay focused with the phrase,
"The Economy, Stupid."
That's not the answer. "It's
Morality, Stupid,"

SOpinion & Comment

F Short Takes & Other Notions


Former ACA grid coach Pee- -
wee Cooksey has distinguished
himself, in St. Johns County
and was named County Coach
of the Year. Cooksey had
some outstanding seasons with
the Warriors... In a recent 1991
photo published in our "From
Our Photo File" featuring
Buddy Johnson, the cutline
said he was Wacissa Volunteer
fireman of the year when, in"
fact, he was Jefferson County'
volunteer fireman of the year.
Mary Frances Gramling back
in action at the Chamber...
Tempo of Our Town picking
up after the lull of holidays...
Ballroom dance classes
planned at the library begin-
ning January 16. Sign up now.
Dave Collins has his boxing
gym up and going. He's deter-
mined to put together a team
of young boxers capable of
competing in various weight
classes... Capital City lobby re-

modeling completed along
with new office space... Staff
and friends gathered to honor
retiring Clerk of Court Dale
Quotable quote: "Living as if
you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live
forever." Mahatma Gandhi
Didja know the next solar
eclipse viewable in the U.S.
won't occur until Aug. 21,
2017. Its path of totality will
stretch from Oregon to South
One way to get your kids to
be more active is to encourage
more playtime. The American
Academy of Pediatrics has
published a report stating that
"good old-fashioned playtime"
is needed for children to have
a healthy development. They
report that today's children of-
ten have schedules that are too
structured and spontaneous
play is sacrificed.
Columnist Dennis Foggy is
an equal opportunity critic. He
rails at Democrats and Repub-

licans alike. He and I have
some interesting discussions
on the passing scene and I en-
joy his perspectives, sometime
we even agree... The anti
smoking campaign is not a
new thing. Back in 1604, King
James I, fearing the effects of
smoking, had physicians dis-
sect the cadavers of smokers.
They discovered the lungs
coated with tar and soot. As a
result, the King warned his
subjects about the dangers of

Are SUVs safer than cars
for children even though SUVs
are bigger than most cars? Re-
cent study found children rid-
ing in SUVs that are involved
in accidents are three times
more likely to sustain serious
injuries because of the in-
creased risk of SUV rollover ...
How about this? People give
higher tips to restaurant servers
-who touch them lightly and
crouch next to the table to
make conversation than to
servers who merely provide

Do We Want To Win?


America and its citizens are
standing at an historical cross-
road. The direction our na-
tional leaders now take on our
behalf will have serious reper-
cussions for us, the free world
and all future generations. We
must decide if we want to win
the war in Iraq or not.
It would have been quite
easy for President Bush to just
accept the Iraqi Commission's
recdimendations and start
moving to withdraw our forces
from Iraq.
After all, Americans in their
predictable impatience, have
lost interest in the war. Every-
one is dissatisfied with the

course of our efforts thus far
and we are all eager to stop
seeing your young military
members being injured and
killed. So why not just go along _
with the "let's get out" mental- i
ity and get on with other world
and domestic issues?
As for the new Democratic
leadership in Washington, they
continue to snipe at the Presi-
dent over the war and still of-
fer no workable alternative
plan for winning that conflict.
Congressman Murtha's long
forgotten "over the horizon"
strategy has gone by the way-
side, primarily because any
tactician recognizes the. "out of
sight, out of mind" approach
would be an ineffective and
disastrous policy in this kind
of conflict.

The Democrats and niost
Americans only idea is to start
immediate withdrawal of our
troops and hand over the war
to the Iraqi's. In essence, they
don't want to win the war, they
simply want to leave.
The fundamental issue is,
therefore, does it really matter
if we win or lose the war in
Iraq. Winning potentially
means having a democratic
ally against terrorism in the
heart of the Mideastern collec-
tion of rogue and dictatorial
nations. Losing unquestionably
means the creation of a terror-
ist supporting state to serve as
a training ground for al Quida
and any other terrorist groups
bent on attacking America and
free world interests.
Leaving now will not stop

good service. And, both male
and female customers give
higher tips to female servers.
Actual quotes taken from
federal government evalua-
tions: "Since my last report,
this employee has reached
rock bottom and has started to
dig." "Works well when under
constant supervision and cor-
nered like a rat in a trap."
"This employee is depriving a
village somewhere of an
idiot." "He's got two brain
cells, one is lost and the other
is out looking for it." "Some
drink from the fountain of
knowledge; he only gargled." -
There are-some natural laws
of the universe you may be fa-
miliar with, i.e law of me-
chanical repair says after your
hands become covered with
grease, your nose will begin to
itch. Law of close encounters
says the probability of meeting
someone you know increases
when you are with someone
you don't want to be seen

the overall violence but esca-
late it. Leaving now will not
stop outside interference of
Iran and other rouge nations,
but create the opportunity for
more interference.
Leaving now will not stop
the killing of innocent people
due to sectarian violence, but
only increase it.
More significantly, I firmly
believe that leaving now will
result in Iran becoming the
owner of the southern portion
of Iraq.
Accordingly, I tend to ad-
mire the President for his will-
ingness to go against the grain
and act upon his clairvoyant
foresight. He clearly sees the
disastrous consequences for us

(See Do We Page 5)

First Home Buy Challenging

Are you one of those people
who considers life pretty
good? You're thinking about
getting married and you have a
good job, a nice car and
money to pay off the student
loans. You have spare time to
spend hangin' out with your
The only negative in your
life right now is having to pay
rent and dealing with room-
For many Americans in
their late 20s and early 30s, the
"whoosh" sound of paying rent

each month eventually turns to
thoughts of owning their own
piece of the American dream.
However, the process of ac-
tually buying a home can seem
overwhelming- even daunting-
to some.
"First-time homebuyers can
feel intimidated by or even
'out of control' during the
whole homebuying process,"
says Jim Ferriter, executive
vice president for GMAC
"But there's hope. An experi-
enced loan officer, combined

with innovative products and
services, can help first-time
homebuyers better understand
their financing options and
boost their confidence in pur-
chasing their first home."
Ferriter, who has more than
25 years' experience in mort-
gage lending, offers the fol-
lowing tips for first-time
1. Save, Just A Little Bit
More- Of course it's important
to save money for the down
payment and closing costs. But
there's more to.buying a home

than figuring out if you can
pay a monthly mortgage pay-
There are costs similar to
renting, but now you must be
prepared to maintain a home,
too. Weekly shopping trips to
your local big-box home store
to purchase everything from
decorating items to a lawn
mower can add up quickly.
That's why many mortgage
lender recommend that first-
time homebuyers have at least
(See Buying Homes Page 5)

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Williams with her daughter Kayla, and Donna Willams, and her daughter Breeanna.
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three to six months in addi-
tional savings.
2. Check Your Credit- An
individual's credit score will
have a significant impact on
his or her mortgage loan ap-
proval and interest rate.
A good first step in the
home-financing process is to
check your credit history. You
can request a free credit report
from any of the three credit re-
porting bureaus: Equifax,
TransUnion or Experian. Care-
fully review your report and.
contact the credit-reporting bu-
reaus to correct any misinfor-
3. Get Preapproved- Before
you start working with a real
estate agent, consider contact-
ing a mortgage lender to obtain
a preapproval credit decision.
A loan officer will review
your financial status, including
your income, cash flow and
credit score, to help you deter-
mine the maximum monthly
housing payment for which

you may be able to qualify,
and, if qualified, preapprovee"
your mortgage before you've
found a home.
Armed with a credit preap-
proval, you can start searching
with a much better idea of the
price range you should be
looking in, and in turn save
time as you'll know the right
homes to focus on.
As you start thinking about
and preparing for the preap-
proval process, start shopping
for the mortgage lender from
which you would like to obtain
a mortgage for your new
Because this process is new,
it's easy to go with the first
lender or loan officer you,
meet. Instead, take your time
and shop around. Start by ask- i
ing friends, co-workers and
family members for recom-
mendations. When you've
identified two or three loan of-
ficers, ask for references.
Remember, obtaining a pre-
approval may offer more con-
fidence and certainty to home

Do We Want To win?

(Continued From Page 4)
and the entire world if the war
is lost.
What most Americans do not
realize is that the vast majority
of Iraq is tranquil and pacified.
It is only Baghdad and acou-
ple of other "hot spots" where
the insurgent violence and sec-
tarian infighting exists, (which
is hard to envision with the
narrow state of the current me-
dia coverage).
By sending more troops to
the war zone now, the Presi-
dent recognizes a strategy nec-
essary for any chance of
winning the war. These forces
are necessary in order to iso-
late, attack, clean out and pro-
tect the majority of the people
in violence infected neighbor-
hoods, and he has placed a
U.S. commander in charge that

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knows exactly how to accom-
plish that mission.
I would just like to see the
war go away! I would also like
to win the Florida lottery and
live to be 150, and those are
not realistic either.
Like all other adversities in
our lives, we all know that just
running from our problems is
not a viable solution and ulti-
mately only come back to
haunt us in the future.
Likewise, we shouldn't ap-
ply the same mentality to our
national problems and espe-
cially to the war in Iraq.
We deserve to give
ourselves, our troops, and the
Iraqi people one last realistic
and credible chance to win this
conflict due to the potential
disastrous world consequences
if we choose to lose.

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In addition to pricing (inter-
est rate and closing costs), fo-
cus on customer service as
well as other services and tools
that a mortgage lender may be
able to offer you.
4. Don't Be Afraid To Ask
Questions- Once you've found
your new home, the mortgage
lender will help you through
the details of the loan process.
From application to closing,
your loan officer will work
through the financing process
with you, just as your real es-
tate professional will in the
home-buying process.
Your mortgage loan officer
can also be a valuable source
of information, so be sure to
take advantage of his or her
expertise. Throughout the
process, read all loan docu-
ments carefully and involve an
attorney, if necessary.
5. Inspect It- Before you
commit to purchasing a home,
don't forget to hire a licensed
home inspector to conduct a
thorough assessment of the
An inspector can alert you to
any major problems with the
home, and/or help you under-
stand potential short-term and
long-term home maintenance
Buying a home for the first
time can seem like you're rid-
ing on a roller coaster. But by
doing your homework, asking
lots of questions and taking
your time, you can stay in con-
trol and discover an over-
whelming sense of
accomplishment in buying
your first home.

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the following items for recycling:

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

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

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

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

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

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

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

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)


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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

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

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

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

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

Please visit the Jefferson County web page for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.

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The County Relay for Life
events began Thursday eve-
ning with the Elizabeth Bap-
tist Church team preparing a
chicken and rice kickoff din-
Co-chairs for this year's Re-
lay are Ellen Cline and Dana
Lastinger. Publicity Chair is
Jo Morris, and Molly Wahl is
staff partner for the American
Cancer Society.
4-Hers will be cleaning up
a two mile stretch of Lake
Road, Saturday morning, as
part of the County Adopt-A-
Road Prograhi.
Amanda Ouzts reports that
the Womans Club will hold a
Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser
Thursday at the clubhouse on
East Pearl Street.
Serving begins at 5 p.m.,
and includes a tossed salad,
garlic bread, choice of home-
made cake, and cold drink. -
Cost is $7 for adults and $4
for children, .dine in or take-
Did you know Jake's Sub &
Grill now offers family meals
to go? A variety of combina-
tions are available.
If you got a new cell phone
for Christmas, Contact Di-
anne Clark, victim advocate at
the Sheriffs Department to
make arrangements to pick up
your old one.
She notes that your old cell
phone may provide the criti-
cal link between law enforce-
ment and someone in.trouble.
Your donation will help the
National Sheriffs Association
and National Association of
Triads, and the 911 Cell
Phone Bank provide emer-
gency communications to

Mrs. Josie Gibbs Crumity
102, a homemaker died Sun-
day, January 7, 2007 at home
in Monticello.
Mrs. Crumity was a native
and lifelong resident of Jeffer-
son County. She was a mem-
ber of Mt. Pleasant Missionary
Baptist Church in Capps, FL
and a member of Your Hope
Pallbearer Lodge No. .1.
Funeral services will be at
1:00 p.m. Saturday, January
13, 2007 at New Bethel Mis-
sionary Baptist Church Wau-
keenah, Florida with burial at
the church cemetery. Viewing
will held 2:00 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. Friday, January 12, 2007
at Tillman Funeral Home,
Cherishing her love and
memory are her daughters,
Edith Crumity of Lakeland,
FL; her niece and caregiver,
Alberta Leonard Barnhart
(Rev. Byron) of Monticello;
grandsons, Lester Graham, De-
troit, MI and Clarence "C.W."
Green of Bartow, FL; her
nieces and surrogate caregiver,
Ruby L. Taylor (Harris), Doris
L. Scott and Thomas and Ger-
aldine L. Hills all of Monti-
cello and Gwendolyn L.
Reshad and the Reverend John
of Tallahassee, several great
grandchildren, other nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by her
siblings, Gillis Gibbs, Sr.,
Flora Lovett, Lucille
Matthews, Rosa Leonard,
Catherine Hill, Mannie Ways
and Nathalie Glenn.
Mary Nell Webster Floyd
age 86, died Monday, January
8, 2007 in Thomasville, Geor-

senior's and victims of abuse
in our community.
Did you know that Farm
Bureau sells a variety of prod-
ucts produced by American
Farm Bureau Federation
These are value priced and
available through the county
Local artist Melinda Cop-
per has published her latest
children's book, "Simon and
It's a story about the adven-
tures of two little critters. She
composed the story line and
created, and designed the crit-
ters and the artwork.
The books may be pur-
chased at Jefferson Arts on
West Washington Street, for
S12 each.
The gallery is open 10 a.m.
2 p.m. on Wednesdays and
The 27th Annual Martin
Luther King, Jr. Parade be-
gins 10 a.m. Monday, on
South Jefferson Street.
Parade route will round the
courthouse and move on to
the old Howard Middle
There are 23 entries to date
and Chairman Gerrold Austin
may be contacted at 997-8817
for Parade applications.
A Freedom Banquet is set
6:30 p.m. Saturday at Memo-
rial MB Church, and a MLK
Memorial Service 3 p.m. on
The Lions Club members
are selling metal auto tags
which recognize the Gators
as national champions after
defeating the Buckeyes 41-14
Monday night.

Mrs. Nell was a native of
Paxton, FL. before moving to
Monticello. She was a teacher
for many years and retired as
principal at the Jefferson Ele-
mentary School in Jefferson
County. She was a member of
the Waukeenah United Meth-
odist Church in Waukeenah,
FL She loved watching and
participating in T.V. game
A graveside services will be
held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Janu-
ary 12, 2007 at Waukeenah
Cemetery in Waukeenah, Flor-
ida. In lieu of flowers contri-
butions maybe made to the
American Cancer Society,
1780 N. Jefferson Street, Mon-
ticello, Florida 32344.
Mrs. Nell is survived by two
sons Frank Floyd III (Frances)
of Monticello, and Bobby
Floyd (Susie) of Lamont, FL,
six grandchildren Frank Floyd
IV (Wendy), Emma Floyd,
Mary Anne Folsom, Felicia
Lamb, Elizabeth Floyd and
Cheyenne Floyd, and four
great grandchildren Jessica
Welch, Megis Lamb, Justin
Welch and Mallory Folsom.
She was preceded in death
by her husband George Frank-
lin Floyd, Jr.
Curtis Warner Hamilton
age 35, a mechanic, died
Thursday, January 4, 2007 in
Tallahassee, Florida.
Curtis was a native of Talla-
hassee, FL and a former resi-
dent of San Francisco, CA.,
Seattle, WA., Medford and
Eugene Oregon. He enjoyed
spending time with family,
friends and his pets.
A memorial service was
held Sunday January 7, 2007
(See Homes Page 12)

At Bethel AME
A Quarterly Conference will
be held 11 a.m. Sunday, at Be-
thel AME Church.
The speaker is Elder O.C.
This will be a joint worship
service with New Bethel,
Philadelphia, and Mt. Pleasant
AME Churches.

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AMONG attendees at the recent 4-H Awards Banquet are
DWahda Skipworth.

Alpha Royals Host

Dance Fundraiser

Staff Writer

The Boys and Girls Club
Alpha Royals Keystone Club
hosted a dance following the
Jefferson County High School
vs. Madison basketball game,
Friday, Jan. 5 at the County
Teen Center.
DJ Crazy, Chris Plummer
emceed the event which was a
fundraiser for the Alpha Roy-
The Keystone Club works
to instill leadership skills and
responsibility among older
Club members, ages 14 and
The Keystone Club is a na-
tional Boys and Girls Club of
America program, funded by

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ensure teens gave back to
their communities and partici-
pated in leadership training
and development.
"This was a win-win for
everyone event. It allowed the
Keystone Club members to
provide a social event for
their classmates and serve as a
fundraiser for the Alpha Roy-
"We hope to host several
more dances throughout the
basketball season," explained
Charles Smith, Alpha Royals
Keystone Club advisor.
To become a member of
any of the County Boys and
Girls Clubs (21st CLCC) or to
receive information About
what the Clubs offer, contact
Sabrina Williams, member-
ship coordinator-at 997-4226,

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Extension Office Agent Offers

Tips For Serving Healthy Snacks

Staff Writer

Family and Consumer Sci-
ences Extension Agent Heidi
Copeland, encourages parents
to offer children healthy
"Healthy snacks can help
children get the nutrients they
need to grow and play," said
Copeland. "Offering children
healthy snacks helps children
develop lifelong healthy eat-
ing habits."
For healthy snacks:
*Serve fruits and vegetables
often. Canned, frozen and
dried fruits store well and
need little preparation. Get
kids interested by letting them
pick a new fruit or vegetable
at the grocery store, or let
them help grow a fruit or
vegetable garden.
*Fresh fruits or vegetables,
served whole, sliced, cut in
half, cubed, or in wedges.
work well with low fat salad
dressign dip.
Other fruit and vegetable
options include:
*Frozen fruit.

*Fruit salad.
*Fruit cups or fruit canned in
juice or light syrup.
*Dried fruit or fruit leathers
with no added sugar.
*Homemade smoothies or
fruit juice popsicles.
*Vegetables dipped in hum-
mus, bean dip or salad dress--
*Veggie pockets in whole
wheat pita bread.
Healthy grain options in-
*Whole grain foods' that are
low in fat and sugar.
*Breads, cereals and other
grain foods that have whole
wheat or another whole grain
listed as the first ingredient.
Whole grain breads, Eng-
lish muffins, pita, tortillas,
crackers, breadsticks, or flat
*Whole grain cereals.
*Whole grain tortilla chips,
granola or cereal bars.
Copeland advises that when
it comes to milk, yogurt and
cheese, to offer children low-
fat or fat-free snacks, includ-
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weekend trip to the Butterfly
Rainforest at the Florida Mu-
seum of Natural History at the
University of Florida Cultural
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cultural Gardens in Gaines-
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Greathouse Butterfly Farm in
Melrose, and the Suwanee
Valley Quilt and Fabric Shop
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vitamin-D (read the label).
*Water is a low-cost drink
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adding calories or sugars.
*Calorie-free seltzer or spar-
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Staff Writer

The Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy middle'school girls bas-
ketball team downed Holy
Comforter, Tuesday, 26-19.
We played really well and
we played hard," said Coach
Mac Finlayson. "We knew
that Holy Comforter (9-2)
was going to come in playing
hard and we had to do the
"Our effort was really good,
and though Holy Comforter is
bigger than we are, we re-
bounded very well and stayed
with them pretty well."
Finlayson added that the
Lady Warriors shot at 60 per-
cent from the free-throw line,
dropping in six of ten. :
"Sixty percent for any team
is really good, especially for a
group of girls that age," said
He added that defensively,
Taryn Copeland did a very
good job defending Holy
Comforter's best player; Kait-
lin Jackson did a good job de-
fensively as well.


ACA Warriors Fall

TO FAMU 71-59

Staff Writer


WARRIOR Basketball players take a break for the photographer. From left, Wade
Scarberry, Stephen Griffin, Luke Sadler, Jim Stephens (Photo by Lynne Saunders)

ACA Players Inspired

By Coach Al Cooksey

Staff Writer

The recent announcement of -
former Aucilla Christian
Academy two-time head foot-
ball coach Al Cooksey, re-
ceiving the St. John's County
Coach of the year Award, has
sparked fond memories in
many county residents.
Cooksey coached at ACA
1973 through 1980, and again
from 1999 through 2003.
In his first year, 1973, with
the Warriors, and the team be-
coming familiar with a new
coach and technique, Aucilla
finished 1-9 on the season.
The following year, the
Warriors did a complete'one .',
eighty and turned the record
around to finished 9-1 on the
"My kids would walk
through fire for him," said
Tracey Jackson, whose sons
David and Danny, played
football with Cooksey as
"He was such a motivator
and he taught the kids more
about life than I did.
"ACA lost so much when.
they lost him," said Jackson.
"He and his wife were such
role models for the kids and I
can't say enough about how
fortunate we were to have
David Jackson, who played
under Cooksey as ACA quar-


terback, 1978-1981, recalled,
"He was a tough disciplinar-
ian and we all had a lot of re-
spect for him.
"We learned a lot from him
that carried over into our
lives, even long after we fin-
ished playing for him."
Jackson said Cooksey never
left any stone unturned when
trying to win. "He was very
innovative. I remember, one
year, we were getting ready to
play our big rival, FAMU,
which Aucilla had never
"He.had us (backs) take T-
shirts, write our numbers on
them and soak them in acid,
and we wore them over or
regular jerseys as tear-aways,

which was legal then," said
"The.shirts made bringing
us down very difficult be-
cause the shirts kept tearing
away when they tried tackling
us. That was the first year we
ever beat FAMU.
"He was always prepared
and had us a scouting reports
about our opponents every
week," said Jackson.
"I still remember what his
favorite line was every time
one of the players would
mention quitting the team,
'All I need is 11.'
"ACA is a small school and
never had a lot of players, but
he never let it bother him. He
was very competitive and
never made excuses. He
taught us to always do the
best you can with what you
have at your disposal.
"Coach Cooksey probably
doesn't even realize the im-
pact that he had on so many
of his players," said Jackson.
Mac Finlayson, who played
the positions of receiver and
defensive back with Cooksey
as coach, added, "He was a
tough disciplinarian and great
inspiration, and we knew that
he cared about us.
"I think each year, he made
the best out of the available
talent said Finlayson. "He
was big on the little things it
took to win.
"For instance, I was not
very fast, but he taught me to
run my routes correctly in or-
der to get the maximum re-
sult in my playing.
"Coach Cooksey changed
his strategy and game plans
from year to )ear, according
to the talent he had .Iajljble
at that time," said Finlayson.
"He gave you confidence
enough to know that if you
can make it through playing
football for him, you could
make it through anything that
cume your way.
"He taught us that being big
on the little things in life.
leads you to being successful,
and you have to have disci-
pline to do that
"He taught us to ne\er quit
and always try our hardest,"
said Finlia)on, "His influence
on you, made you a better
person, and ~ ou Learned : ho\u
to win in football and in life."

Aucilla Warriors fell to--
FAMU 71-59, in recent ac-
"We had a good game. I,
was pleased with our boys'
effort," said Coach Dan


Lose TO C

Staff Writer ,

ACA JV Girls.lost to Chiles
25-24 in recent action.
Individual scores include:
Michaela Roccanti, one de-
fensive rebound, one
block/steal, one turnover.
Tiffany Brasington threw at
75 percent from the free
throw line sinking three of
four for three points, two de-
fensive rebounds, two fouls,
Three block/steals, four turn-
Savannah Williams shot at
27 percent from the field,
sinking three of 11 for six
points, one assist, two defen-
sive rebounds, one foul, six



He added that the Warriors
were down two starters, had
far too many turnovers (35),
and were only 17 of 38 from
the free throw line.
"There were enough points
there for us to win? and the
boys fought hard, and never
fell down. When FAMU was
20-25 points ahead, we kept
fighting back," said


Chelsea Dobson shot at 38
percent from the field sinking
three of eight for six, six of-
fensive and two defensive re-
bounds for a total of eight,
four fouls, two block/steals
one turnover.
Becky Turner, two offen-
sive rebounds, one turnover.
Jodie Bradford, one point,
one assist, two defensive re-
bounds, one foul, three
block/steals, one turnover.
Miranda Wider shot at 43
percent from the field sinking
three of seven and hit one
free-throw for a total of seven
points, three defensive re-
bounds, two fouls, four
block/steals, three turnovers.
Dana Watt, one point, one
defensive rebound.

Copeland led the lady War-
riors with ten points and ten
rebounds for a double-double.
"She's really been hitting the
bards a lot lately," said Fin-
Sarah Sorensen, nine points,
six rebounds; Nikki Hamrick,
four points; and Elizabeth
Riley, three points.
The next games for the
Lady Warriors will be
Maclay, 4:30 p.m., Thursday
there; and Steinhatchee, 4
p.m., Friday, there.


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"We could have won. Our
boys showed a lot of heart.
They played as a team, and
never lost their cool. I'm
really proud of them."
He added that with all of the
turnovers and missed free
throws, the loss totaled a 12-
point difference, despite
FAMU continuing to focus on
pressuring the Warriors
throughout the game.
Wade Scarberry led the
score for ACA with 17 points,
six rebounds, three assists,
four steals.
Reggie Walker, 16 points,
six rebounds, two steals.
Stephen Griffin, 11 points,
eight rebounds, nine assists,
five steals, four blocks.
Kyle Barnwell, nine points,
six rebounds, one assist, four
steals, one block.
Prateen Patel, six points,
five rebounds, two assists,
one steal.
Michael Kinsey, eight re-
bounds, one assist, four steals.
Rob Searcy; six rebounds,
one steal.

Mood Swings

To Face

Hell's Angels
The Monticello Mood
Swings, ladies A-league ten-
nis team, split points last
week in the first matches of
the spring season, with their
opponents, the Sassy Smash-
ers, because of a rain-out.
"I don't think anyone in the
league played, I think they
were all rained out last week,"
said Captain Patty Hardy.
"So we should all be starting
off fresh this week.
The Mood Swings will face
the Hell's Angels, 9:30 a.m.
Thursday at 1 orest Meadows.


100 Youths Turn Out

For Park Soccer Saturday

Staff Writer

Saturday turned out to be a
great day for the first games
of the Youth Soccer Program
at the Recreation Park.
"I was expecting rain. It
never hit, but it was cloudy,
then it got warm and then it
got hot." said Coach Phil

"We had close to a hundred
kids throughout the day. Most
who signed up turned up, and
that's thrilling."
He added that only two or
three children from each age
group had not participated in
the program before.
Barker said that Recreation
Director Kevin Aman did a
fantastic job having every-
thing set up and ready to go
for the program.

Lady Tigers Down

Hamilton 54-34

Staff Writer

The Lady Tigers celebrated
its first win of the season
Tuesday night, when they
downed Hamilton County 54-
Donna Ransom led the
Lady Tigers with 17 points
and 14 rebounds, for a
double-double, two steals,
four assists, 12 blocks.
Latoya Footman, ten points
and 12 rebounds for a double-
double, three steals, one

Keneshia Coates, ten points,
six rebounds, one steal, six
Kandice Griffin, seven
points, ten rebounds, one as-
Shanice Brooks, seven
points, nine rebounds, three
steals, one assist.
Chandra Tucker, two points,
seven rebounds, one steal.
Jazmaun Hall, one point.
The Lady Tigers now stand
1-8 on the season.
JCHS will face off against
NFC, 5 p.m., Thursday, here.

"Everything was very well
organized," Barker said refer- :
ring to Aman and volunteers
who assisted throughout the':
Volunteers assisting in-'
eluded Matt Stafford and Ka-
trina Walton, who worked'
with the K-5 and first grade
children and Dan Nennstiel
assisted Barker with the sec- :
ond through fourth graders.
"We even had one longtime
former participant in the soc-
cer program, tenth grader
Matthew Smith came out and
assisted me all day long," said
He added that there was an
unusually large turnout of
parents, grandparents, and the
family members at the side-
lines, cheering on their favor-
ite littM soccer players and
shout g constant words of
encouIggement to them.
As the day went on, some
of the youth began to get a lit-
tle too warm and the second
through eighth graders were
rotated every four minutes to
allow them to rest and get
something to drink.
The young athletes worked
on dribbling and trapping
skills before play, as well as
warm-up agility skills.
"It was a very hectic day
because we distributed T-
shirts and shin-guards, but it
all went very well," said
Barker, "and there were a lot
of goals made on all the
He added that the majority
of young players remembered
most of what they learned the
previous year, so the mini
clinics are mainly to assist
them in "knocking off the
Statistics and scores are
never kept because the soccer
program is designed for train-
ing and learning to play the
Barker highly encourages
parents to pay close attention
to the weather reports and
dress their children appropri-
ately for that weather, and re-
member to being the children
some water to drink because
they do get overheated.
Saturday soccer action be-
gins at 9 a.m. with teams
three and four; 10 a.m., teams
five and six; 11 a.m., teams
seven and eight; and noon
teams one and two.

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Staff Writer

ACA Warriors lost to John
Paul 62-20, Tuesday.
"John Paul is one of the top
ten teams in the state," said
Coach Dan Nennstiel.
The last time we played
them, we lost 71-12. Our
goal was to keep the score.a
little clos~i. ilan-the last time,
so we did do that much. Oth-
erwise, we didn't particularly

play well."
Wade Scarberry led the
score with six points, one as-
sist, five rebounds, one steal.
Stephen Griffin, five points,
one assist, two rebounds, two
steals, two blocks.
Reggie Walker, four points,
six rebounds, two steals.
Kyle Barnwell, two points,
five rebounds, two steals.
Prateen Patel, three points;
Michael.. Kiisey, two, ,re,
bounds; and Rob Searcy, one

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Staff Writer

With the arrival of colder
nights, Fire Rescue Chief
Mark Matthews reports that
fires relating to home
heating, increase at this time
of year.
Potbellied and Franklin
Stoves, fireplaces, and space
heaters are used for supple-
mentary heat and can cause
fires if used improperly.
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*Never use fuel burning ap-
pliances without proper vent-
ing to the outside. Burning
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creosote, an extremely flam-
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viously burned, if it has not
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and combustibles, such as a
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other furniture.
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sure the house wiring is ade-
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sion cords on heaters.
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not touch one when wet.
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warms and may cause burner

flooding; which could cause
flare-ups. Don't fill the heater
while it is operating.
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from space heaters, particu-
larly when they are wearing
nightgowns, which can be
sucked in by a draft created
by the heater, and ignited.
*If using an approved UL
space heater or heating stove
in the bedroom, turn off the
heater or turn it low before
going to bed. When using a
fuel burning heater in the bed-
room, open the window.
Ventilation prevents suffoca-
tion that can be caused by a
heater consuming oxygen.
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equipment. If you chose an oil
heater, look for the UL label;
a gas appliance, the AGA or
UL label; or an electric
heater, the UL label.
For fireplace safety:
*Do not use flammable liq-
uids to start the fire.
*Keep a metal screen in

front of the fireplace. Flying
embers can start fires.
*Don't use excessive
amounts of paper to build
roaring fires in fireplaces. It
is possible to ignite soot in the
chimney by overbuilding the
*Never bur charcoal in the
fireplace, or in a charcoal
broiler or hibachi unit inside.
Burning charcoal gives off
deadly amounts of carbon
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terials hang down from, or
decorate the mantel. A spark
hitting them from the fire-
place could ignite these mate-
rials and cause a fire.
*Be sure the fireplace is out
before going to bed. Never
close the damper with hot
ashes in the fireplace.
A closed damper can cause
hot ashes to build up heat to
the point where a fire could
flare up and ignite the room
at night.

*Follow directions on the
package for man-made logs.
Never break a man-made log
apart to quicken a fire.
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matic controls and emergency
Sshutoffs are in good
*Leave furnace work to ex-
perts. Don't attempt repairs
unless qualified.
*Have the repair man check
the wall and ceiling near the
furnace and flue. If they are
hot, additional insulation or
clearance, may be needed.
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they well supported? Free of
holes and clean?
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cracks or loose bricks? All
unused flue openings should
be sealed with solid masonry.
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ble storage away from the
heating system.
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'home; take them outside .






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at 2:00 p.m. at Beggs Monti-
cello Chapel, in Monticello,
FL The family received friends
after the service at his parents
home, 710 Tau Trail, Monti-
cello, FL. In lieu of flowers
contributions maybe made to
the Jefferson County Humane
Society, 1250 Mamie Scott
Dr., Monticello, FL 32344.
Curtis is survived by his fi-
ancee Andre'a Hinds of Mon-
ticello, FL and parents Carolyn
and Orrin Hamilton of Monti-
cello, FL, one sister Valerie
Hamilton Beaudreau (Brian) of
Tybee Island. GA; grand-
mother Eunice W. Hamilton of
Monticello, FL; two nephews
Hunter and Cole Beaudreau of
yybee Island, GA; two uncles
Allen Dyer of Monticello, and
Maufice Dyer of Tallahassee;
wo great uncles Curtis Hamil-
ton of Bainbridge, GA and
Jack Hamilton of Monticello,
FL; three aunts Hilda
Starbuck. Betty Powell and
Edna Holley Park, of Tallahas-
see, FL; and many close cous-
SHe was preceded in death by
his brother Orrin Edward
Vlamilton, Jr.
Robert Lee Moore age 60,
died Saturday, January 6, 2007
Big Bend Hospice,
Tallahassee, Florida. A life-
long resident of Lamont, Flor-
Funeral services will be
11:00 a.m. Saturday, January
13, 2007 at Mt. Morilla M.B.
Church, Lamont. Reverend
Kenneth B. Jones officiating,
interment will follow at Mr.
Morilla Cemetery. Branch
Street Funeral Home, Monti-
cello is handling arrangements
He is survived by four sister:
Catherine Moore (Caregiver),
Laura Moore, Barbara Moore,
Deloris Bennett (Ruben); four
brothers Johnny Moore, Wil-
bert Moore, George Johnson of
Lamont and Sammie Moore of
Boca Raton, Florida; one niece
Gloria M. Moore; three neph-
ews DeMarco, Dennis Bellamy
and Terry Parrish, Jr. of La-
mont; two great nieces Donta-
viya and Sha Myria Simmons;
four aunts Rosa Moore, Essie
Moore, Gladys Boone (Eddie)
and Leola Moore; four uncles
JW Moore (Carolyn), Joe
Moore, Jr. (Veronica), Charlie
Moore and Bobby Moore
Sheldon Markel
Sheldon Markel Thompson
age 42, a disabled citizen died
Friday, January 5, 2007 in
The service will be at 2:00
p.m. Saturday, January 13,
2007 at Tillman Funeral
Home Chapel in Monticello,
with burial at Groover
Cemetery also located in
Monticello. Visitation will be
from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm on


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Friday, January 12, iuui ai
Tillman Funeral Home.
Sheldon was a lifelong
resident of Miami, and
graduated from American
High School in 1983, where
he was'a star football player.
Since the late 1980's he has
been disabled.
He is survived by his
mother Alice Russell
Thompson, Monticello;
brother Jonathan (Patricia)
Thompson of Lakeland, Earl
(Carolyn) Newborn and
Roger (Debra) Newborn, both
of Monticello along with
several aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, and other relatives
and friends. He is preceded in
death by his father John R.
Thompson; mother Mae
Sippio Thompson and a
brother Edward Newborn.

Warner C. Wilson, Jr. age 86
died Tuesday, January 9, 2007
in Thomasville, GA.
Mr. Wilson was a native of
Cincinnati, Ohio and lived in
Monticello, Florida for 29
years. He retired from Proctor
and Gamble in Perry, Florida.
A graduate of Dartmouth
College in Hanover, New
Hampshire, he joined the
United States Navy in 1942
and served the balance of
World War II. His employ-
ment with Proctor and Gamble
took him to Canada and Cali-
fornia. He finished his working
career at the Buckeye Division
of Proctor and Gamble in
Perry, Florida.
Warner enjoyed spending
time with his family and
friends and staying informed
of and involved in community
affairs, particularly the Jeffer-
son County Schools. He espe-
cially enjoyed reading to
fourth grade students at least
once a week for a number of
years. He was a founding
member of the Jefferson
Couiilty Educational .Founda-
tion and a past member of the
Monticello Opera House
Board of Directors. He also
served as a Precinct Commit-
teeman for the Jefferson Re-
publican Committee.

Warner and his wife Norma
attend Christ Church-
Episcopal in Monticello and a
Memorial Service will be held
at the church on Saturday,
January 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
with Father Mal Jopling offici-
ating. Beggs Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements. In
lieu of flowers contributions
may be made to the Christ
Episcopal Church, 425 N.
Cherry Dr., Monticello, Flor-
He is survived by wife
Norma of Monticello, his sons
Rusty (Connie), Steve (Alice)
and John, four grandchildren
and one great grand child and
two brothers, Richard and
Robert, all of Cincinnati.

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removal, burn piles. Contact
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Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding. 1/12
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Joann Bridges Academy in Greenville, FL
is currently seeking:
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The candidate must be the State Board of Education, hold a
certificate as a Special Education Teacher and be certified in a designated subject
area. Applicant will have to successfully pass a background screening.
Please fax your resume to the attention of Renee Johnson, Lead Teacher (850)
948-4227 or call (850) 948-4220 for more information.

Mental Health Therapist
The Therapist will provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy and
develop specific treatment goals for the youth. This person must be able to
document appropriate clinical information in the medical record in a timely
Applicants must have graduated from any accredited college or university with a
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950 S.W. Greenville Hills Road. Greenville. Florida 32331
(850) 948-4220 Fax: (850) 948-4227


12/29,1/5,10. 2,nc
Keys on green ring found
Sunday 11/26/06 on Lake Road
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Bull dog mix- male, black/white,
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R/D 1/12,17
Deer Atnlers on Hwy 19 South.
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1996 Ford F350 Diesel Crewcab
$5000, O.B.O. No calls after
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
LE SUV. Great condition. Retail
8,87900 sell for 7,950. 997-2232
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1989 International Dump
Truck. 18 CY. Tandem Axles.
$18,000. 251-2437, 997-0901.
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1996 Ford Ranger XLT
Supercab 2 wd 4.0 V6 127K AC
AT Toolbox Needs some minor
work, but driveable now. $3,000
251-0763 8am 8pm
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Pool above ground 15x30 Oval
- w/deck & Jacuzzi 5 yrs old.
$500 you move. 997-6072,
R/D 1/5,10,12,17,pd
Pool table Like new. 8 ft.
furniture quality, oak finish. 1.2
in slate, green felt, woven
leather pockets with full set of
cues. Ping Pong top available.
Asking $1,500 Call Mike
R/D 1/5,10,12,17,pd
SHEDS- custom built storage
sheds. See display on Hwy. 221
North, Greenville. Call Bob
*Rental-3Bdrm, Greenville)
$550.00 per month.
* Lease-Store Bldg $800.00
per month
* Grandma style house &
* Walk to town, $100,000
* Airstrip, Home & Hangar,
5 acres, $269,000
* Two Homes, 5 acres,
* 4 Bdrm, 2 acres, $159,000
* 5.34 acres, secluded,
* 4 Bdrm, pool, garage, 1
acre, $175,000
* River lot $55,000
* Camper lot $8500.00
* 20 acres $180,000
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new "Wyndham Road" Baker's
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wine rack. Grape design. Pewter
finish. Beautiful $99. 997-2232
R/D 1/10,12,pd
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Queen Pillow-Top Chiro Rest
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Dining Room- Beautiful cherry
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House 2BDR, IBTH, Lamont.
old, very private $500.00 month
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Mobile home- 2BDR near 1-10
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Jefferson Place Apartments, 1
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Waukeenah St. Office 300,
Monticello. 997-6964.
TTY-Acs711. "This institution is
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Nobles Subdivision- Newly
renovated 3/1 total under roof
1710 sqft new doors- vinyl
windows- CHA carport, fenced
150x100 lot. Well landscaped
owner/ Realtor $118,700 O.B.O.
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Power available
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entry level position that includes, but not
limited to, hurricane disaster response,
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replacement. Applicant must have a valid
Florida's driver's license with a safe driving
record, This position requires a background
check & drug testing. Starting salary $9.50 an
hour. Benefits available upon completion of
probation. Apply at 1455 N. Jefferson Street,
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2/1 1/2 bath mobile home east of
town on 5 acres $650/month
2 bedroom cabin in the woods $

Wooded Tract 2.09 hillside acres east of town
on graded County Road $30,400

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-
nity leader of the day for his family. Lovely wood'
work, high ceilings, spacious rooms, grand fire-
places, marvelous porches, currently 4 bedrooms
and 2 baths,$355,000

Waterfront Home!! Like New, roomy, 3 bedroom
2 bath home with big carport, nice shed with 5
acres on very nice lake near 1-10 and US 19
$385,000 See it at

Amazing Buy!!! Mixed Use Property 12 plus
partially cleared acres on US 19 south land use
designation permits 4 houses per acre near Den-
nis' Trading post only $36,500 per acre

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 5-10 lovely acres on paved
road $15,500 per acre Very nice property, good
deed restrictions

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

Country Living at it's Best! REDUCED Com-
fortable 4 bedroom 3 bath home on five fenced
acres with guest cottage w/bath, 2 car garage, big
shop, pasture 100 pecan trees and a nice pool
Only $365,000

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

Waukeenah Hiqhway 27.99 acres fenced pas-
ture nice hill $545,000

Aucilla Shores 5 level wooded acres $75,000

Christmas Acres 3 bedroom 2 bath doublewide
with nice deck, fenced yard on 1 acre $73,500

Serious Buyers Looking for::

Small Farm 125-350 acres to
recreate with grand children
-30-70 acre investment to sell in
about 10 years
-20-130 acres investment for 2

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MARK VOLLERTSEN, left, has .his car seat checked by Debra Lookabill, Ed
Vollertsen, David Graham, of the Jefferson Safety Team, which offers free car seat in-
spection. (News Photo)

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JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL winners in the fourth and fifth grade division of
the Tropicana Public Speaking Contest are: L-R: Tiana Jarrell, first place; Jakeia
Morris, second place, Ambrosia Graham, third place.

Lloyd Lions Seek More

Members For Charter

Staff Writer

The Lloyd Lions Club is a
branch club of the Tallahassee
Lions Club, struggling with
14 members,
Members would like to char-
ter the Lloyd Club this year,
but they need new members
to do so.
"But, we are out there doing
our job," says June Campbell.
"We serve."
This past year, members
have been very busy. They
raised $671 for Hurricane Ka-
trina victims.
They bought eye glasses for
21 County residents, as Lions
do for those who can't afford
them. They also pay for cata-
ract surgery.
Local Lions furnished food
baskets for families in need of
a Thanksgiving meal.
They helped one family
who's house burned down,
providing clothing and such.
Members sold poinsettias

again this year, and sold them
all. They extend thanks to all
who helped by purchasing
them, and asked to be remem-
bered again next year.
Local Lions buy Christmas
gifts for the County Refuge
House every year, totaling six
families this year.
Campbell makes note that
the Club turned in more than
$1,000 pairs of old and used
glasses, to be recycled.
She reports that the Lions
collect hearing aids also.
A few of the smaller, good-
will, projects include helping
a local elderly woman get
back home to Puerto Rico, to
be with her mother.
Likewise Lions helped a
woman with terminal cancer
have a Christmas during her
stay at Tallahassee Memorial
They hold Saturday Bingo
from 3-9 p.m. on the last Sat-
urday of each month, to raise
money for their project fund.
The Lloyd Lions Club has
relocated to 7337-A Old

Lloyd Road for Club meet-
ings and events, at 7 p.m. on
the first and third Tuesday of
each month.
The meetings include guest
speakers, and visitors are al-
ways welcomed
Campbell may be contacted
at 997-1754 for more infor-
mation about the Lloyd Lions

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Citrus Fruits, Oranges

Healthy Choices

Staff Writer

Family and Consumer Sci-
ences Extension Agent Heidi
Copeland, relates the benefits
of oranges and other citrus
fruits in promoting good
"Oranges are among na-
ture's greatest gifts. Just un-
wrap and eat," said Copeland.
"Oranges are picked ripe and
ready to eat.. Choose firm or-
anges that are heavy for their
size, as heavier oranges have
more juice.
"Color is not a good indica-
tion of quality," said Cope-
land. "Fresh citrus fruits
should be stored in a cool dry

place for ten days to two
weeks, or up to three weeks in
the refrigerator."
She added that citrus fruits
should not be stored in plastic
bags as this quickens the de-
velopment of mold on the
"One navel orange will
cover your entire days re-
quirements for vitamin C plus
a bit of fiber, foliate, potas-
sium, calcium and
magnesium," said Copeland.
"Oranges are low in calories
and contain health-promoting
flavonoids and terpenes, as
Vitamin C is a powerful
antioxidant, known for its
role in controlling infections
and facilitating in the produc-
tion of collagen, a tissue
needed for .healthy bones,
teeth, gums, and blood
She added that citrus can be
used in cooking. "Just re-
member to add orange juice
to an entree during the last
minutes of cooking. "Use the
orange zest, the outermost
colorful part of the peel, to
add a bit of 'kick' to baked
goods and sauces," said
"Or add peeled whole fruit
to a green salad or use as a
Keep in mind:

*Whole fruit has more fiber
to fill you up'and is chock full
of nutrients.
*Juice is low in fiber but
high in folate.
*Calcium-fortified orange
juice is an excellent source of

well-absorbed calcium.
Oranges are a wonder in
salad, and pair well with fresh
greens and avocado.
Orange shells make fun
containers for fruit salad, or

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