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140th Year No. 6 Wednesday, Febraury 6, 2008


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County Has

New Incentive

To Meet


Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County officials now have an
added incentive for completing the
various land-use related documents
required by the Florida Department
of Community Affairs (DCA).
That incentive is a total of
$100,000 that the county will receive in
grants when it accomplishes the vari-
ous tasks.
Planning Official Bill Tellefsen
made commissioners aware of the
state funding recently Among the
four documents that he named as hav-
ing to be completed for receipt of the
money were the Evaluation and Ap-
praisal Report (EAR) and the Concur-
rency Management System Policy
with all the appropriate elements.
County officials have been work-
ing on the EAR for several months
now and expect to have it completed
soon. The original deadline for sub-
mittal of the report was November.
The consequence of missing the dead-
line is that the county is prevented
from doing any Comprehensive Plan
amendment until the EAR is submit-
ted and approved by the DCA.
Florida law requires that local
governments complete an EAR every
seven years to assess their progress in
the implementation of their compre-
hensive plans. The report is intended
as an evaluation of how successful
the community has been in meeting
See LAND USE, Page 2A

Continental Field Trial Concludes At Dixie

One of the assistants to the dog handlers, called a scout, gets ready to release
a dog during one of the all-age field trial competitions at Dixie Plantation.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The 113th Continental Field Trial
at Dixie Plantation came to an end Sat-
urday morning, Feb. 2, with the two
top dogs winning a combined $15,000
and earning points toward the Na-
-tional Championship, which will be
held in Tennessee later this month.
Winning first place in the all-age
category and taking the $10,000 purse
was Miller's Online, a male pointer
handled by Rick Furney and owned by
Mike Furney and Chip McEwen.
Flatwoods Silver was the runner-
up in the all-age competition, winning
a purse of $5,000. Flatwoods Silver, also
a male pointer, was.handled by. Robin
Gates and owned by Dr. Everette

Dottie Taylor, secretary at Dixie
Plantation, explained that the handlers
get the winning money She said the
owner of the first-place winner re-
ceives an oil painting of the dog, plus
the right to hold the rotating trophy for
a year. The owner of the runner-up re-
ceives a silver Revere bowl.
Named the top-qualifying dog in
the all-age was Fun Seeker's Rebel,
handled by Andy Daugherty and
owned by Mercy and Frank Fonseca.
The top-qualifying dog won $1,500.
Taylor said 16 of the 92 dogs that
were entered in the all-age competition
were called back for retrials. The call-
backs are dogs that so distinguish
themselves in the qualifying rounds
See DIXIE, Page 2A

Youth Outdoors Center Here Could Become State Model

37 youths and their
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The Beau Tur-ner Youth Conserva-
tion Center off US 19 South near US 27
in Jefferson County is officially set to
open March 8, with a grand opening
ceremony that will include food,
games, archery and canine demonstra-
tions, and displays of law enforcement
equipment from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC). But in fact, the one-of-a-kind
facility has been in operation for sev-
eral weeks now,
Early Saturday morning, for exam-
ple. (5 a.m. to be exact), 37 young boys
and girls in camouflaged hunting gear
and their similarly attired parents
gathered at a 36-acre pond on the cen-
ter's 160-acre property for a FWC-spon-
sored youth waterfowl hunting day.
But more on the hunt later: first, let us
focus on the Beau Turner Youth Con-
servation Cente;r, which FWC officials
are describing as the first of its kind
in the state.
What makes the center unique is
that it is the first permanently dedi.
cated facility specifically geared to af-
fording youths an opportunity to learn
and develop hunting and fishing skills,
as well as hopefully learning about
land stewardship and gaining a gen-
eral appreciation of the outdoors.
Kenneth Barker is the newly hired
FWC state coordinator for the Youth

parents take part in waterfowl hunt Saturday

Monticello News Photo Lazaro Aleman, Jan. 27, 2008
Alex Clark, 9, takes aim on a lone flying duck early Saturday morning, as his fa-
ther, Paul Clark, gives encouraging words. The Clarks live in Jefferson County.

Hunting Program of Florida, which
has as its goal "preserving the state's
hunting tradition for future genera-
tions". As Barker explains it. the cen.
ter, in conjunction with the FWC. will
be offering regular classes in gun
safety, archery, fishing, wing shooting,
and other outdoors activities. The

classes are free. The center, moreover.
will provide all the necessary equip-
ment and materials. The only require-
ments are that youths be 12 to 17 years
of age and that they complete the
Florida Htunter Safety course, which
the center also offers free. The center,
See YOUTH, Page 12A


Permits Go

Up Slightly

In January

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The number of building permits
issued by the city and the county dur-
ing January showed an upturn from
the previous month. The upturn, how-
ever, was not to the levels of the per-
mits recorded earlier in the year or in
the same month last year.
Figures released by the Building
Inspection Department on Feb. 1 show
the city issued 16 permits and the
county 24 in January, for a total of 40
permits. The city and county issued a
combined 27 permits in December.
The figures for November, October,
September, August and July were 51,
53, 52, 59 and 70 permits respectively
The city and the county issued a com-
bined 58 permits in January 2007.
If Building Inspector Wallace Bul-
lock's assessment is correct, the up-
ward tick in permits during January
is typical of the seasonal adjustment,
notwithstanding the current slump in
the housing market.
Bullock explained last month that
the low permit numbers for December
partly reflected the typical end-of-year
slowdown in the industry This slow-
down, he said, resulted from a num-
ber of factors, including the weather,
the holidays, and the fact that the
prices of building materials and other
supplies tended to increase at the
start of each year, causing contrac-
tors to hold back on the start of new
projects. He predicted that the num-
bers would likely pick up once the
warmer weather began, the economy
The January figures show that the
valuation of residential permits re-
mained about the same as in Decem-
ber. It was $768,678 in January and
$747,614 in December. The residential
valuation was $920,686 in November,
$1,189,782 in October, $1,460,375 in Sep-
tember, $1,372,906 in August, and
$1,937,443 in July In January 2007, the
valuation of residential permits was
The valuation of commercial per-
mits, meanwhile, jumped from zero in
December to $124,062 in January The
valuation of commercial permits was
$49,235 in November, zero in October,
$35,425 in September, $1,055,000 in Au-
gust, and $20,000 in July It was zero in
January 2007.
The valuation of all other permits
- including additions, re-roofs and
non-residential structures was
$$149,620 in January It was $166,730 in
December, $316,080 in November,
$120,500 in October, $35,425 in Septem-
ber, $1,055,000 in August, and $1,937,44
in July In January 2007, the valuation
of other permits was $622,656.
The figures show that the city's 16
permits raised $3,217.78 in fees and
the county's 24 permits raised
$9,470.55, for a total of $12,688.33 in
city and county revenues. Last Janu-
ary, the city and county raised a com-
bined $25,041.14 in revenues. The
majority of the permits issued were
for buildings, with six of these for
new construction and 28 for repairs
and additions.
A perusal of some of the other
See PERMITS, Page 2A

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008



Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.

Writer Clarifies Use Of Bed Tax Funds

Dear Editor:
We believe the matter of how
the bed-tax money is to be used
has become muddled. Let me clari-
fy that these funds by law are to
be used for promotion of OVER
NIGHT stays in our town and
county. The county attorney
should correct me if I am wrong,
but this was what we were told
early on. The lodging businesses
here are the ONLY ones that have
to collect the tax and it is a bur-
den. Therefore, even if it were not
the law and we believe it is it
only stands to reason that the
funds should be used in such a
way as to maximize the ONLY
source thereof the lodging indus-
try. This means that any promo-
tion done MUST first and fore-
most be crafted to get people here
TO STAY. If it does not, further
funds will not be collected. To put
it baldly, if the promotion does not
get bodies in beds, frequently and
regularly, not just once or twice a,


year, not much tax will be collect-
ed, and if it does not specifically
benefit the B&Bs in town, it also
will be unlikely to benefit the
other businesses in town. I doubt
the people staying out on the
interstate come into town to spend
or eat but ALL our guests do.
They do because we suggest it to
them, every time; but we cannot
suggest this to empty rooms.
Further, while to some it may
seem that if we promote the town
in general or the Opera House or
similar other types of promotion,
this will cause an increase in
overnight stays, I say to you from
experience, it doesn't. And the
promotion has to be to people out-
side our general area, as they are
the ones who would come and stay
overnight. Promotion concentrat-
ed too close to us will not bring in
overnight guests, which is the
point of the tax. However, if pro-
motion is properly done and
brings in REGULAR, overnight

from page 1A PERMITS

its goals and addressing the major land-use issues affect-
ing it.
As for concurrency, it encompasses a set of land-use
regulations that Florida law requires local governments
adopt to ensure that new developments do not outstrip
the local governments' ability to handle them. For devel-
opments to meet concurrency, enough infrastructure
capacity must exist to handle the needs of the new devel-
opments in terms of stormwater runoff, recreational
uses, solid waste disposal, and water and sewer service,
among others.
Local governments must also develop a system for
tracking the impacts of new development on concurren-
cy facilities, so that officials may reserve available
capacity in concurrency facilities for specific develop-
ment projects. This assignment of capacity is called
"capacity reservation".
All new development must undergo a concurrency
review to determine if facilities capacity is available and
to reserve capacity.

4uiy jitrcf- sa

All events are open to the public and
tailored for science teachers, high
school and college students, with
continuing education credits for
science teachers.
WHEN: FEBRUARY 9, 2oo8 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
WHERE: In the atrium and auditorium of the FSU
College of Medicine Call Street at Stadium Drive

guests, the town and county WILL
be promoted as well. I don't want
to beat a dead horse, but the oppo-
site just is not true. And if
overnight stays are not increased,
in frequency and regularity, very
little tax will be collected. The
burden is on us to collect in the
lodging business and we are the
ONLY source of these funds;
therefore, the money must be used
to get people to come here AND
STAY, and preferably, stay IN
TOWN. This will maximize the
collection of the tax and the bene-
fit to everyone, No one wants to
see our town valued and noticed
more than we do, but this is the
only way the tax will work as it is
intended, by law and by spirit and
so this is the way it simply must
be done.
Martha and Jean Michel
The Cottage Bed,
Breakfast and Restaurant

cont from page 1A

fees collected during January shows the county received
$1,927.26 for the ambulance impact fee, $936.74 for the
fire protection impact fee, and $400 for business and
home occupation licenses.
The Jefferson Counity Planning and Zoning
Department, for its part, issued a total of 32 permits and
collected $9,018.08 in fees in January. The department
issued 30 permits and collected $17,502.34 in fees during
December.. It collected $12,990 in fees in November and
$13,207.12 in October. In January 2007, the department
issued 51 permits and collected $18,290.47 in fees.
The majority of permits the Planning and Zoning
Department issued were for development, residential
and otherwise. The individual fees collected included
$1,500 for a major development, $4,058.19 for a residential
development, and $704.89 for a commercial permit.


that the judges want to
evaluate their perform-
ances a second time. The
callbacks run for an hour
and 50 minutes each.
Taylor said the plantation
ran eight callback races of
two dogs each, with the
last one coming on
Saturday morning.
The Derby competi-
tion, meanwhile, ended on
Wednesday, Jan. 23. The
Derby is for dogs two
years and younger. It had

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cont from ,ige 1A

36 dogs participating il
the competition. The win-
ner of the Derby was
Survivor's Real Deal,
owned and handled by
Mark McLean.
The Derby Runner-up
was Searchlight Patch,
handled by Randy
Anders.on and owned by
Ken Sunday.
The owner of the
Derby winner gets an
engraved punch cup and
gets to hold the Silver
Punch Bowl for a year.
The Silver Punch Bowl is
a rotating trophy donated
by the Reeves Lane family
in memory of Billy Lane,
who was very active in .
field trials and especially
like to attend the
Continental. The owner
of a dog that wins the
Derby three years gets to
keep the trophy. The
owner of the runner-up
dog gets the Revere bowl.
The Continental Field
Trial competition started
Jan. 21. The competitions
generally run about two
weeks, depending on the
number of clogs and the
weather, among other fac-
The Continental start-
ed in 1895 in Chicago. It is
recognized as one of the
longest running and possi-.
bly the premier wild-bird
field trial in the country.
Dixie Plantation started
hosting the event in 1937.
The two institutions enjoy
a national reputation for
quality and excellence in,
the world of field trials.



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Aucilla Central Baptist

Church Holds Their

100th Anniversary

I had the pleasure of attending the 100th
Anniversary of the Aucilla Central Baptist Church
this past Sunday morning. What a grand time it was.
Many gathered at 10:30 a.m. to start the celebra-
tion that lasted well into the afternoon. As I pulled up,
cars and trucks lined the road on both sides. Isn't it
great that so many people came out to worship the
Lord and to celebrate together?
I would like to take my column space to extend a
congratulations to everyone involved in the anniver-
sary celebration. Everything was fantastic. The his-
tory of Aucilla, the history of the church, the power-
point presentation, and the invited speaker were all
very interesting and very informative. As I sat and
listened, I could just imagine my Grandmother (Cora
Lee Hartsfield Greene) walking the streets and going
into the post office and/or the other stores.
The special music was outstanding. The Couver
Sisters (Sondra Joyner, Cindy Shannon, and
Shaughnessy Shannon) sang "I Saw The Light" and
"We Are Standing On Holy Ground." Rebekah Aman
graced the congregation with "Three Wooden
Crosses" and "Amazing Grace." I had always heard
the ACA students mention what a beautiful voice
Rebe'kah had, but I had never had the pleasure of
hearing her sing, until last Sunday.
The covered dish dinner was fantastic. An array
of foods were prepared and enjoyed by all. Nothing
beats good food and fellowship. I especially enjoyed
getting to meet so many new people, here in
Monticello. Everyone was so nice, and welcomed me
with open arms. Thank you!
Of course I took a lot of pictures, which we will
feature in 'next Wednesday's Monticello News
(February 13), in our Spiritual Pathways section. Bet
sure you get your copy!!!
I would like to end this column this week with
thoughts that stem from one of the songs that
Rebekah sang during church. I have always loved the
song "Three Wooden Crosses" (Randy Travis) and
love to sing it (I sing quietly though, no one wants to
hear me sing.)
Some of the words of the chorus say...
"It's not what you take, when you leave this world
behind you it's what you leave behind you when you
If we all could keep those words in our minds and
in our hearts what a difference we could all make.
Until then....see you around the town.


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February 4, 1998
Commissioners have encoun-
tered a small problem with the $4
million jail that,they plan to build at
the industrial park.
The jury's verdict of the misde-
meanor of battery against a local
man on Thursday caused a series of
outbursts in the courtroom which
resulted in a woman jailed for con-
tempt, a man charged with six
counts, and a female juvenile
charged with criminal mischief.
Construction was scheduled to
begin this week on an addition to the
storage building at the recycling cen-
ter on US Highway 19 South. The
addition will more than double the
size of the original building.
A local man found guilty of bat-
tery on two law enforcement officers
has been sentenced to five years in
February 3, 1988
After approving a proposed city-
county fire protection agreement,
Count Commissioners said Friday
they were not opposed to a careful
study of an inter-governmental
agreement and the establishment of
an Emergency Services Board.
There are a few fringe agree-
m.ents to be worked out but the city
'iand county have finally come to
terms on a four-year fire protection
,contract that provides for county
,residents through September 30,
SThe-911 emergency communica-
tioi systems continues as a source of

Girl Scouts

Run For Cookies

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Girl'Scouts from the
Apalachee Bend will com-
pete in the 16th Annual
Run For The Cookies on
Saturday, Feb. 9 at the
Tallahassee Community
College Lifetime Sports
Complex in Tallahassee.
The annual run begins
with the one mile race at
8:45 a.m. followed by the 5K
at 9 a.m. Registration
begins at 7:30 a.m.
The run marks the
arrival of the world famous
cookies, which will be
available through March 9.
Proceeds from the
event will provide local
Girl Scouts with scholar-
ships for travel opportuni-
Jefferson County troops
will be in attendance as
well as community mem-

The 58th Jeffers-on
County Watermelon
Festival Committee met
Monday, Feb. 4, to continue
planning for Festival
It was decided, that this
year the Kickoff Dinner
would be held on Friday,
June 6, rather than on
Thursday, as in other years.
The Bed Race will follow the
Queen and Princess
Pageants will take place 7
p.m., Saturday, June 14,
with the Little King and
Queen Pageant scheduled at
2 p.m. the same day.
The Fashion Show and
Luncheon is planned at
noon, Thursday, June 19, at
the Opera House.
The Rotary Barbecue
takes place Friday, June 20.
Following the barbecue, a
short children's play will be
performed on the Opera
House stage, after which the
Street Dance will take place.

disagreement between the City
Council and the County'%
Commission. The issue surfaced
again this week.
February 2, 1978
Remedial programs for students
who failed all or part of the resent'
statewide assessment tests arei
underway at Jefferson County
With gusts of wind ranging up to
50 miles per hour, there were some!
power failures last Wednesday night
due to trees and limbs falling across
power lines.
Democratic gubernatorial candi-;
date Bob Graham last week won the:
endorsement of Florida's largest,
teachers' organization, the 31,000i
member FTP-NEA.
February 2, 1968
Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Green visited
with their son and daughter-in-law,
Rev. 'and Mrs. John Reed, in.
Tallahassee Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Roberts, of
Boston, GA, visited her mother, Mrs.
Eva Bailey here Sunday afternoon.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Fountain this week are Mr. and Mrs.!
George Mitchell of Jacksonville and:
Mrs. Elsie Elkins of Inkster.
February 2, 1948
M. Donald Walker, son of Mr.
and Mrs. M.D. Walker of Lloyd, was
recently initiated into the Emory
University chapter of Phi Sigma Iota,
honorary language society.

bers to lend their support.
All race participants
will receive a T-shirt, and
5K participants will also
receive a box of Girl Scout
Registration forms are
available online at or at For
more information contact
the Girl Scout Council
office at 386-2131.
The Girl Scout Council
of the Apalachee Bend, a
United Way agency, invites
girls from kindergarten to
twelfth grade to explore
new worlds and empower
themselves through
courage, confidence, and
character building activi-
Locally, the Council
serves more than 3,004 girls
in 15 counties. To join Girl
Scouts or to volunteer, call

New this year are a
cake contest and cake walk
scheduled during intermis-
sion at the dance, and coor-
dinated by the Boy Scouts.
The Festival Parade is
set for 10 a.m., Saturday,
June 21, and will feature the
theme of "American
Traditions." Arts and
Crafts, Food Booths,
Children's events, Drive in
Car Show and Platform
Events will follow the
A new addition this
year is a dance 9 p.m. to
midnight, at the Country
Club, with Tom and the
Cats providing the music.
Hors d'oeuvres will be
served and tickets are $25
per person or $40 per cou-
As the committee con-
tinues to meet monthly, lat-
est Festival news will be
published, along with
details when they are final-

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Terry Lugene Robinson, 39, of 590 Virginia St.,
was arrested Jan. 27, and charged with Battery
(Domestic) and Resisting Arrest Without Violence.
Bond was set at $500 and he bonded out the-same day.
Jeremy James Grant, 18, of 9465 Rose Rd.,
Tallahassee, was arrested Jan. 29 and charged with
Grand Theft Of A Motor Vehicle. Bond was set at
$5,000 and he remained in residence at the County
Jail Feb. 4.
Rainey Ford, 45, of 410 Cuyler Rd., was arrested
Jan. 31 and charged with Driving While License
Suspended. Bond was set at $250 and he bonded out
the same day.
Brian Stevens Jordan, 42, of 386 Tin Top Rd., was
arrested Jan. 31 and charged with Driving While
License Suspended Or Revoked, as an habitual offend-
er. Bond was set at $300 and he bonded out the same


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So it's clear that, for the most part, the market has done
pretty well when America goes to the polls.
Does the election or re-election of a president just make us
more optimistic, leading us to invest more heavily and thereby
drive up the markets? Probably not. In reality, many factors -
such as corporate profits, geopolitical concerns, interest rates
and inflation drive stock prices. And this is true in all years,
whether an election is held or not. Consequently, stock re-
turns from past presidential election years, while impressive,
cannot serve as a reliable predictor of what the market might
do in 2008.
Now, let's turn to the next question: As an investor, how will
the outcome of the election affect you? There's not really a
simple answer. In the past, the stock market has performed
well and performed poorly -under both Democrats and Re-
publicans. Of course, candidates of both parties will have dif-
ferent priorities and try to enact different economic agendas,
and these priorities may have some impact although one
that's notoriously hard to predict on different market sectors.
In short, no one can accurately forecast the effect of this No-
vember's election on the financial markets, and that won't
change even after the nominees are known.
Instead of pondering the "what-ifs" involved in a presidential
election, you're much better off following some tried-and-true
investment strategies. Here are a few to consider:
Keep on investing. World events may be good or bad,
and the stock market may be up or down but no matter
what happens, the' most successful investors stay in the
market. Look for quality investments and hold them
until either your needs change, or the investments them
selves undergo some type of transformation.
Know your risk tolerance. If you're losing sleep at night
over your investments, you're probably taking on more
risk than the amount with which you are comfortable.
At the same time, if your investments are putting you to
sleep, they may be too conservative, which could mean
they're not providing the growth necessary to help you
meet your goals. Strive for a balance that fits your invest
ment personality.
Think long-term. If you're constantly adjusting your in
vestment mix in response to short-term events, you'll
probably rack up big commissions and you almost cer
mainly won't make the necessary progress toward your im
portant objectives, such as a comfortable retirement. So,
train yourself to ignore daily or weekly or monthly price
fluctuations and keep your eyes on the far horizon. If
you've chosen the right investments, they should be de
signed to help you work towards your goals in exchange
for your patience.
This November, don't forget to vote. But before and after
Election Day, cast your ballot for solid investment technique.

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
Financial Advisor
205 E. Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Bus. 850-997-2572 Fax 866-462-9184
Cell 850-933-3329 i- .
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Watermelon Festival

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Jessica Schwartz New

Officer At City

Police Department

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jessica Schwartz, 25,
formerly of Tampa, is the
newest of officers at the
Monticello Police Depart-
ment. This is her first po-
sition in law enforcement.
Schwartz came to the
area last year as a student
during vacation to visit a
friend, when she observed
the notice in the Monticello
News that MPD had a va-
cancy to be filled as a Police
Officer, she applied for the
She had trained at the
Police Academy in Hills-
borough County, obtained
her certification, and
moved to the county in Oc-
tober. Schwartz soon after,
accepted a job at the
County Sheriff's Office as a
dispatcher, where she re-
mained for the next month.
MPD Chief Fred
Mosley hired Schwartz on
Dec. 28, 2007, and she has
been working a MPD swing
shift since.
Schwartz, who now re-
sides in Jefferson County,
said that she really enjoys
working with the officers
and staff at MPD. "I'm
looking forward to getting
to know this community,"

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Jessica Schwartz, 25, is
the newest officer now
working at the Monticello
Police Department. he en-
joys working with everyone
at MPD and looks forward
to getting to know the peo-
ple of the community.
said Schwartz. "I'm really
enjoying the country as-
pect of Monticello. The
people are more friendly
than they are in a big city,
and they are much easier to
get to know."
She added that she
looks forwards to the com-
munity knowing that they
have another familiar face
to help them, as they need
Her hobbies include a
lot of reading, enjoying the
outdoors, hanging out with
friends, and going to the
Schwartz assures resi-
dents, "I am very easy to
get to know."


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ANN Helmet Hats Needed

For Airmen In Iraq

Monticello News
Staff Wfriter
The Tallahassee Monticello Crochet Guild is seeking local help to crochet
or knit "'helmet hats" tfor troops in Iraq.
Monticello native Lt. Col. Rickv "'Moose" Watson has recently been de-
ployed to Iraq with 30 young Air Force men and women.
His group goes out at night to perform radar tracking, and he states that
the weather this time of year is "cold, wet, and muddy" Skullcaps are worn
under the helmets for added warmth.
The local crochet group would like to gather enough hats to send as soon as pos-
The colors must be dark: black, grey, brown, navy, dark green.
A crochet pattern may be picked up at Jefferson Arts, 575 West Wash-
ington Street, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. on Wednesdays or Saturdays, or call
Jane Davis at 997-4320.
A purchased hat may be donated. It is suggested that a small
bag of candy, or gum and a note of appreciation be tucked in-
side each hat.
Local resident and artist Becky Clayton traveled to Colorado to
s ee her son "Moose" off to Iraq, and states several of his troop
\ ".'looked a little wet behind the ears."
Lt. Col. Watson emailed, "I am inspired by the thoughtfulness of
people like you all who haven't forgotten that our airmen are still out
there. It helps reinforce in our hearts the value of our freedom."

African American Legacy, Challenges

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Solomon Lodge No. 6 invites the
Jefferson County Community to its
Inaugural Black History Month Cel-
ebration Program entitled "The
African American Legacy and the

Challenges for the 21st Century", 7
p.m. dn Saturday, Feb. 16, at Memo-
rial Missionary Baptist Church, 780
2nd Street in Monticello.
The program will feature
renowned Florida A&M University
professor Dr. Osifield Anderson.
Dr. Anderson will share the con-

nection of the past to the future in
meaningful and practical ways, and
the impact these changes have on
the African American Community
Admission is free, and atten-
dance is encouraged. For more infor-
mation contact Art Brown at
284-3250 or

Melinda Copper To Exhibit At Jefferson Arts Center

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson Arts, Inc. is
pleased to announce a new
exhibit opening Sunday,
Feb. 10.
Melinda Copper is a
painter, sculptor, children's
book illustrator, and au-
She has been painting
and sculpting since child-
hood and currently resides
in Monticello.
She received a BFA in
Painting from Florida State
University in 1984 and has
been a professional artist
ever since, working with
her husband, Bob on many
varied projects.
At this time, she is
working solo in acrylic
painting depicting her
other love, animals, and the
way they fit into their envi-
ronment, be it a swamp or a


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trated several children's
books that are available at
the Jefferson Arts Gallery
gift shop.
An opening reception
is scheduled to view this vi-
brant work and to meet the
artist 2 4 p.m. on Sunday,
Feb. 10. The exhibit is free
and open to the public.
Her works will be on
display Feb. 10 through
March 8 at the Gallery, 575
W Washington Street.
The Gallery is open
Wednesday and Saturdays
10 a.m. 2 p.m., or by ap-
Jefferson Arts, Inc. is a
non-profit group with a
goal of promoting art and
art education in the Monti-
cello area of North Florida
and South Georgia. For
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SHARE Volunteers Needed 0C ITyA
DEBBIE SNAPP The food bags are checked out and car-

Monticello news
Staff Writer
Additional SHARE volunteers are
needed each month especially on Distribu-
tion Day, which usually falls on the third
Saturday of the month. This month Distri-
bution Day will be 8 -9:30 a.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 23 at the Hiram Masonic Lodge 235
Olive Street in Monticello.
The food is shipped frozen, by truck, to
the old Tallahassee Airport. It must be
counted, loaded, and transported back to
Jefferson County This pick-up time is 6 a.m.
When the food arrives back to the Hiram
Lodge in Monticello, it is counted again, or-
ganized, and bagged. This begins at 7 a.m.

Wendell Lovett, age 72, passed away
at Grady General Hospital on Thursday,
January 31, 2008.
Funeral services was held at 4 p.m.,
Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Eastside
Baptist Church. Rev. Virgil Lovett, Rev.
Paul Jones, and Rev. Carl Harrell will of-
ficiate with interment to follow in the
":Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, February 1,
2008, at Eastside Baptist Church Fellow-
ship Hall. Clark Funeral Home handling
arrangements (229-377-1414).
Mr. Lovett was born in Miller
County, Georgia on October 5, 1935, to
the late Luther L. Lovett and Gladys
Blair Lovett. He served in the United
States Air Force and worked in the radio
broadcasting business until his retire-
ment. Wendell enjoyed many years of
singing gospel music with his family
and the Lovett Brothers. He was cur-
rently serving as the Minister of Music
at Eastside Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.
Survivors include: his wife, Beverly

SMarlene Janett
Marlene Janette "Baby" Smith,
age 52, passed away Thursday, January
31, 2008, in Tallahassee, Florida.
Funeral services were held Sunday,
February 3, 2008 .at Beggs Funeral Home
Monticello Chapel, 485 E. Dogwood
Street, Monticello (850-997-5612), at 2:00
P.M. Interment followed the service at
HElizabeth Cemetery in Jefferson
County. The family received friends Sat-
urday, February 2, 2008, at Beggs Fu-
neral Home Monticello Chapel from 6-8
Ms. Smith was a native of Zellwood,
Florida and a former resident of Boni-

Louise Greene Phillips of Fayet-
' teville, Georgia, formerly a long time res-
ident of Baldwyn, Mississippi and
Monticello, Florida, passed away at home
on February 2, 2008, after a brief illness.
She was 97 years old.
41 She was born July 17, 1910 in Rives,
Tennessee and was the daughter of the
late Tobe Davenport Greene and Mary
: Smith Greene. She was a graduate of
Baldwyn High School and Mississippi
- State College for Women.
She was a retired school teacher and
had taught school in Mississippi and
. Monticello, Florida.
She was a faithful member of the
i First United Methodist Church of Bald-
wyn and gave generously of her time, tal-
ents, and gifts.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Arthur M. Phillips, Sr., her .
brother Walter D. Greene, and her sister,
Katherine Greene Brevard.
She is survived by her daughter,
Mary Ann (Jim) Stephens of Fayetteville,

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ried to the vehicles of the participants,
with all food packages distributed by 9:30
Registration for the discounted food
packages will continue 10 a.m. 12 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Public Library.
The basic food package for February
costs $18 and 'includes 3.70 lbs. chicken legs
quarters, 1 lb. chicken tenderloins, 1 lb. Pol-
lack filets, 1 lb. Italian meatballs, 1 lb. Ital-
ian sausage, plus an assortment of fruits
and vegetables.
Food stamps and cash are accepted for
these discounted food packages.
Contact Martha Creel at 445-9061 for
more information.

R. Lovett of Cairo; daughter, Jana Wil-
son of Cairo; sons and daughters-in-law,
Gene and Sherri Lovett of Clayton, GA,
Jeff and Della Lovett of Cairo, GA;
brothers and sisters-in-law, John N. and
Martha Lovett of Ochlocknee, GA, Rev.
Virgil and Diane Lovett of Mt. Dora, FL;
sister, Edna L. Eleazer of Monticello,
FL; sister-in-law, Helen Lovett of Bain-
bridge, GA; grandchildren, Chad Wilson
of Woodstock, GA, Sarah Wilson of
Cairo, GA, Ethan Lovett of Cairo, GA,
"Wheeler" Lovett of Cairo, GA,
.Madeleine Lovett of Cairo, GA, Flynt
Lovett of Clayton, GA, Jenna Lovett of
Clayton, GA, and numerous nieces and
Mr. Lovett was preceded. in death by
his parents, and his brother, James
Memorials may be made to the East-
side Baptist Church Building Fund, P. 0.
Box 749, Cairo, GA 39828. Friends may
sign the online register at www.clarkfu-

e "Baby" Smith
fay before moving to Jefferson County
in 1992. She was of Baptist faith.
Ms. Smith, is survived by her
mother Geneva T. Herring of Monti-
cello; three sons Donnie Ray' Justice, Jr.
Jeremy Joseph Justice and Albert
Eyokom of Bonifay, FL; one brother Al-
bert Edenfield, Jr. of Apopka, FL; five
sisters Brenda Gail Cookston of Zell-
wood, FL, Minnie Lee Waldorf of Mon-
ticello, Sharon Anette Campbell of
Apopka, Carol Marie Smith of Monti-
cello and Dorothy Louise Boibin of
Brunswick, M.D. and eleven grandchil-
dren and her fiance Bud Walker.

Georgia, her son, Arthur M. (Chris)
Phillips, Jr. of West Allis, Wisconsin, her
sister, Sarah Abernathy of Kingston,
Tennessee, her brother, Jimmy (Loretta)
Greene of Rockdale, Texas, her grand-
children, Mary-Julia Stephens of Tyrone,
Georgia, Toni Phillips of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, James E Stephens of Fayet-
teville, Georgia, Paula (Chris) Lange of
Round Rock, Texas, and Daniel (Court-
ney) Stephens of Atlanta, Georgia, and
her great-grandson, Christopher Andrew
Lange of Round Rock, Texas and many
nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate her life will be
held at Waters Funeral Home at 11 am on
Thursday, February 7th. The family will
'receive friends beginning at 9:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the First United
Methodist Church of Baldwyn, Missis-
sippi or a favorite charity
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February 7
Prayer Breakfast is held
7 8 a.m. on the first Thurs-
day of each month for
breakfast and a meeting.
Scheduled speaker is Dr.
Wesley Scoles, with Talla-
hassee Memorial Family
Medicine Monticello. For
more information contact
coordinator L. Gary Wright
at lgwright39@embarq-
February 7
Girl Scout leaders and
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m. on
the first Thursday of every
month, at the Eagle's Nest
on South Water Street, for a
general meeting. Contact
Diane Potter for more infor-
mation at 386-2131.
February 8
Bob Milne, the country's
top Ragtime and Boogie-
Woogie Pianist to perform
at the Monticello Opera
House Friday at 8 p.m. Seat-
ing is limited. For ticket in-
formation contact Jan
Rickey at 997-4242.
February 8
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact President Judson Free-
man at 997-0370 for club
February 9
SHARE Registration for
discounted food packages 10
a.m. -12 p.m. on Saturday at
the Public Library
February 9
The City of Monticello
is celebrating its 20th year
as a designated "Tree City"
by planting trees.
To promote the pro-
gram, the City will be giving
away 45 trees free to city res-
idents for planting on pri-
vate property within view
of city streets, at the City
Hall parking lot 10 a.m. 12

p.m. on Saturday
February 9
Red Hats meet at 11:30
a.m. on the second Saturday
of each month for lunch and
a meeting. This month the
ladies will meet at Tupelo's
Caf6 and Bakery Contact
Maggie Shofner at 997-2442
for more information.
February 9
American Legion Post
49 and Ladies Auxiliary will
meet 9 a.m. Saturday for cof-
fee and sweet cakes and a
business meeting in lieu of
the Tuesday, Feb.12 meeting.
There will be a game of
horseshoes after the meet-
ing, at the Legion Post Hall
on South Water Street. Con-
tact President Ron Slik at
997-8103 for more informa-
February 10
Jefferson Arts to display
the works of Melinda Cop-
per, painter, sculptor, chil-
dren's book illustrator, and
author beginning Sunday
with an opening in the
Gallery from 2 4 p.m. The
exhibit is free and open to
the public.
Her works will be on dis-
play through March 8 at the
Gallery, 575 W Washington
Street. The Gallery is open
Wednesday and Saturdays

10 a.m. 2 p.m., or by ap-
February 11
Masonic Lodge #5 meets
7:30 p.m. on the second and
fourth Monday at the Hiram
Masonic Lodge, 235 Olive
Street in Monticello. Con-
tact Roy Faglie at 933-2938
for more information.
February 11
AA Women's Meeting is
held 6:45 p.m. on Mondays;
AA and -Al-Anon meetings
are held at 8 p.m. Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
February 11
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest on South
Water Street. For informa-
tion contact Scout Leader
Paul Wittig at 997-1727 or
February 12
Relay For Life Commit-
tee Meeting 5:30 p.m. Tues-
day at the Public Library
Team Captain Meeting im-
mediately following at 6:30
p.m. The RFL weekend
event is scheduled for April
25-26. It's very important to
attend these meetings. Con-
tact Jo Morris at 997-4985 for


Announces the regular school board meeting to which
the public is invited. The meeting will be held at the
Desmond M. Bishop Administration Building
.on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 6:00'p.m.

Agendas may be picked up at the district office at
1490 W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL.
Monday through Friday between 8:00 a..m. and 4:00 p.m.
A copy of the school board packet will be available
for review at the district office on February 5, 2008.

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Preparations Underway For

Southern Music

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Southern Music Rising is mov-
ing ahead with plans for the upcom-
ing music festival scheduled for the
Friday evening of April 18 and all
day and the evening of Saturday
April 19. Friday night there will be a
Gospel performance at the Opera
House featuring several groups.
Saturday the town will be filled
with bluegrass and folk music.
There will be several stages set up
throughout town including the Lotto
van on Dogwood Street, the main
stage at the Opera House, the down-
stairs at the Opera House, and the
Gazebo in the Opera House garden.
There will also be some additional
spots set up and anyone with a gui-
tar is welcome to set up and pick.
Southern Music Rising is still
looking for Gospel groups and blue-

grass/folk performers.
The bluegrass ban
way is the scheduled h
for Saturday evening.'
ceived numerous awar
vidually and as a band
International Bluegra
Also scheduled are
Aaron O'Rourke Trio,
Florida's New River B
Band, as well as severe
and performers.
In addition to the s
former, there will be
of impromptu picking
The hope is that th
great event for the spe
as the musicians. A ful
bands and the schedule
available soon at www
As with any event,


Rising Festival
money and requires involvement.
d Blue High- Southern Music Rising is in need of
headliner band corporate and individual sponsors
They have re- as well as volunteers. This event is
rds both indi- going to be a huge undertaking and
from the will require a large workforce. Con-
ss Music As- tact Brenda Wilfong at 997-5516, the
Coldwell Banker real estate office,
Tallahassee's for additional information.
central The long-term goal of the Foun-
luegrass dation for the Preservation of His-
al local bands toric American Music is to promote
music throughout the community,
scheduled per- to assist local young musicians, to
a great deal establish a museum and start col-
and jam- lecting music memorabilia, and to
preserve the past, promote the pres-
iis will be a ent, and insure the future of tradi-
ctators as well tional music.
11 list of Southern Music Rising will also
e will be be hosting Bob Milne, the country's
.southernmu- top ragtime pianist on Friday, Feb 8
at the Monticello Opera House, 8
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System Makes Splash At

Regional Conference

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Well versed as the three
main founders of the Jef-
ferson Communities Water
System are in pursuit of
advancements and im-
provements to the system,
the timely publicizing of
their accomplishments is
apparently not one of their
Bob Cooper, in fact,
only recently made the
News aware of a presenta-
tion on the Jefferson Com-
munities System that the
three were asked to make at
the 10th Annual Southeast
Watershed Roundtable con-
ference, held Aug. 1-3, 2007,
at the Chateau Elan Winery
& Resort in Braselton, GA.
The theme of the confer-
ence was "Sustaining Our
Water Infrastructure
Through Watershed-Based
The three founders, by
the way, are Cooper,
presently the water sys-
tem's manager; Bill Rogers,
the water system's engi-
neer; and Ddn MacDonald,
formerly with the Health
Department. Cooper's talk
at the conference focused
on the funding and con-

Bob Cooper,
Jefferson Communities
Water System
struction phases of the
project, Rogers' on the en-
gineering and design of the
system, and MacDonald's
on the background and
need for establishment of a
public water system in Jef-
ferson County, from a pub-
lic health point of view.
The invitation to
Cooper, Rogers and Mac-'
Donald to speak at the con-
ference resulted from the
recognition that the Jeffer-
son Communities System
received in 2006, when it
was presented the "Drink-
ing Water State Revolving
Fund Award for Sustain-
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SHARE Remembers

Sloan's Years Of Service

Monticello News Photo by Debbie Snapp
Volunteers Beverly Sloan, right, and Nancy Banks, left,
donate many hours to the Jefferson County SHARE dis-
count food program each month. This picture was taken
by Monticello News Reporter Debbie Snapp in November
The volunteers of the Jefferson County SHARE pro-
gram would like to acknowledge the many years of serv-
ice donated to this ministry by Beverly Sloan.
Up until the time of her death, Sloan donated hours
each month to taking orders from participants at the Li-
brary as well as out in the community
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By Tresa Erickson
Your fiance popped the
question and now the wed-
ding planning is underway.
First up is choosing a color
palette. While some brides
opt for two colors, others go
for three, four and some-
times a whole myriad of col-
ors. The choice is yours, and
-while the colors you select
should flatter everyone with-
in your wedding party, that
should not be your only cri-
Color palettes can run
the gambit. To determine
yours, sit down and write
out a list of colors that you
like, with your favorites at
the top. Perhaps you're wild
about red or mad about pink.
With those in mind, look
through some home decor
magazines .and paint swatch
racks for complementary
color schemes that appeal to
you. Add these to your list
of favorites and collect
all pleasing photos and
swatches in a folder.
With list and folder in
hand, you can start narrow-
ing down your choices.
Think about the time and
theme of your wedding. Are
you having a spring wed-
ding? Spring weddings often
call for lighter colors than
fall or winter weddings.
However, if you are having
an evening wedding, you
may be able to get away with
deeper tones. Are you having
a garden-themed wedding?
Garden weddings also call
for lighter colors. Pale pinks,
luscious lilacs and lemony
yellows might all be on tap
for a spring garden wedding.
Consider the connota-
tions of the colors as well.
Red is vibrant and will bring
energy to the occasion, while
blue is soothing and will
make for a peaceful event.
Browse through several inte-
rior design books to get a feel
for the kinds of moods vari-
ous- colors provoke. If you
are having a Feng Shui wed-
ding, you will definitely
want to research the conno-
tations colors carry in that
tradition of thought.
Availability might also
factor in your decision. You
might start out with a pink,
lilac and yellow palette but
change that when you fall in
love with a rose-colored
bridesmaid dress. Instead of
pink, lilac and yellow, you
might end up with rose, pur-
ple and gold.
Once you have a color
palette in mind, go for it! Se-
lect apparel, flowers and dec-
orations that reflect that
palette and look for other
unique ways to incorporate
the palette into your celebra-
tion. Use rose-colored ink on
the invitations rather than
the standard black and scat-
ter some rose, purple and
gold flower petals around
place settings at the recep-
tion. Surround yourself and
your wedding guests with
the colors you adore!

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By Tresa Erickson
Do you adore animals?
Do you own a variety of
pets and spend much of
your free time with them?
Do you rarely go anywhere
without one of your pets
and fret when you do? If so,
then you'll be glad to know
that when you get married,
you might be able to incor-
porate some of your pets
into your celebration.
Almost any pet from a
gerbil to a dog can take
part in a wedding. Before
you decide what your pets
will do, you should ask offi-
cials at the venues where
your ceremony and recep-
tion will be held if they
allow pets on the premise.
Some will have no restric-
tions in place, while others
If you are given permis-
sion, then you can start
thinking about the role
your pets will serve. Some
pets are best suited for a
spectator role. Goldfish, for
example, are spectators by
nature. While you could
have them carried down
the aisle, they Would work
better circling in their bowl

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on top of the cake or at the
main table at the reception.
Shy skittish pets
should definitely be specta-
tors, whereas more outgo-
ing pets might be able to
take more of an active role.
Keep in mind that it is best
not to involve too many of
your pets due to the risk.
You don't want one of your
pets to act up and cause the
rest of them to go into
panic mode, resulting in a
chain of commotion.
For active roles, select
well-behaved pets. Depend-
ing upon their nature, they
could serve as attendants
or walk down the aisle with
an attendant. A dog, for ex-
ample, might make an ex-
cellent bridesmaid,
whereas a snake would not
and would best be carried
by a bridesmaid. A hamster
perched on the ringbearer's
pillow or rolling down the
aisle in a ball beside the
flower girl would make a
cute addition to any cere-
Whatever role you
choose for your pet, keep in
mind that they will need a
handler other than you

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As young girls, many of us
flled notebooks with scribbles
of our school crushes. While
some of us penned secret notes
to the apples of our eye, others
of us daydreamed of marriage
and become ing Mrs. So and So.
Some of us even wrote down
what our new names and ini-
t ials would be. While most of us
did not marry our childhood
crush, we did get new initials,
and for many brides to be, these
initials present the perfect op-
portunity for personalizing the
Monogram-themed wed-
dings are not new For cen-
turies. brides have included
monograms in various aspects
of their weddings as a symbol
of their commitment and the
new chapter in life-they are
about to start.
If you are interested in
having a monogram-themed
wedding, you must first decide
how you are going to use the
monograms of both you and
the groom. Will you use them in
combination, separately or
both ways? To answer this
question, you might want to
consider the items you plan to
monogram. On smaller pieces
like champagne flutes and nap-
kins, space is limited and a
'combination of monograms
may not fit. In this case, it
might be best to place your
monogram on half the flutes
and napkins and the groom's
monogram on the other half.
Almost anything can be
monogrammed. Many brides
choose to have their invitations,
envelope seals and postage
stamps monogrammed, while
others focus specifically on
items in their reception, like
table linens, placecards and
napkins. The majority of wed-
ding decorations from aisle
runners to ringbearer's pillows
to centerpieces can be mono-
grammed Wedding favors are
another personal mono-
grammed favorite.
As you are selecting items
to monogram, keep in mind
that some of your more conser-
vative guests may disapprove
of your new initials appearing
on anything dealing with
events prior to your actual wed-
ding ceremony If you have a lot
of conservative guests on your
list, you might want to stick to
using monograms at your re-
ception only
Be creative but conserva-
tive in the use of your mono-
grams. Hire a designer to etch
them in your wedding colors
and incorporate them through-
out the room. Don't pile them
one upon another. Mono-
grammed table linens, center-
pieces, placecards, champagne
flutes and napkins can all be a
bit too much.
When used correctly
monograms can make a big im-
pact and add flair to any wed-
ding. Mark the union of your
love and the start of your new
life with a monogram-themed

)ur Best Friend

who can care for them and
get them down the aisle if
need be. Well-trained dogs
may be walked whereas
other animals will have to
be carried or handled in
some other way.
Once you have desig-
nated your pets' roles and
found them a handler, you
can start preparing them
for what lies ahead. Have
the handlers come over as
often as possible and prac-
tice, practice, practice.
Make certain you bring
your pets to the rehearsal
dinner. This will be your
last chance to see if they
are up to the task.
Whether a spectator or
a participant, all pets in
your wedding should be
given the opportunity to
dress for the part. This can
be as simple as attaching a
bow to their cage or collar,
or you can go all out and
purchase formalwear for
them. There are a number
of companies that make
formalwear for all types of
pets. Dogs and cats, of
course, will be easier to
dress than snakes, gerbils
and parrots.

Do your best to dress
your pets for the occasion,
but don't make them un-
comfortable. If they refuse
to cooperate, give them a
good grooming and be done
with it. There is no need to
cause them any undue
A parrot perched on the
minister's shoulder, a dog
trotting down the aisle in a
tux, a kitten sitting in the
flower girl's basket...any or
all of these make for a wel-
come sight at weddings. If
you really love your best
friend, don't overlook hav-
ing them in your wedding
when the time comes. Just
make sure the venue allows
it and your future spouse

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Scholarship Established To Honor Resident Guy Hood

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Local resident Guy Hood, left, receives a Certificate of
Appreciation from Michael Raley, right,the Southernmost
Chapter of the Florida credit Union League, announcing the
establishment of a college scholarship in his name.

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Staff Writer
The Southernmost
Chapter of the Florida
Credit Union League
(FCUL) recently awarded
FCUL President/CEO and
Jefferson County resident
Guy M. Hood a Certificate
of Appreciation announc-
ing the establishment of a
college scholarship in his
The Guy Hood College
Scholarship will be awarded
each year to a student in the
National Academy Founda-
tion's (NAF) Academy of Fi-
nance program in Miami
Dade County Public

NAF is a national net-
work of career academies
that supports the develop-
ment of young people
preparing them for personal
and professional success.
"I was blown away,"
said Hood. "Just for the
chapter to have established
a scholarship would have
been very rewarding to me,
but to have it bear my name,
is over the top.'"
The Southernmost
Chapter supports NAF be-
cause of its outstanding de-
velopment of young people
pursuing careers in bank-
ing and finance.
The chapter currently

awards three scholarships
to different Academy
schools through the Florida
Credit Union Foundation
"The Chapter Board felt
that the best way for us to
show Hood its appreciation
for his years of service to
credit unions was to encour-
age a young person to con-
sider a career in credit
unions through a scholar-
ship given in his name,"
said Mike Raley Southern-
most Chapter President.
"I am humbled and
grateful for this scholar-
ship, and to the Southern-
most Chapter for its
thoughtfulness for seeking

ACA Student Council Holds

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Monticello News photo by Fran Hunt
Southeastern Community Blood Cen-
ter Phlebotomist Lisa Oakman, prepares
the left arm of first-time blood donor
eleventh grader Angela McCune,.17, for
blood donation during the ACA Blood
Drive, sponsored buy the Student Coul sil,
Wednesday, Jan. 30

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian Academy Stu-
dent Council body sponsored a blood drive
at the school Wednesday, Jan. 30.
A total of 22 units of blood were col-
lected from students, 16 and older and
staff throughout the day, giving the pre-
cious "Gift of Life", which the Southeast-
ern Community Blood Center (SCBC)
personnel said made for a really success-
ful trip.
Spokesperson Mary Hartsfield said
that in all, 27 students and 10 staff mem-
bers signed up to donate. "All donors
made it through the process with flying
colors and said they would definitely con-
sider donating again in the future."
The ACA Student Council is planning
another school blood drive sometime in ei-
ther late April or early May
For information about hosting a blood
drive, or for donating blood, contact SCBC
. at. 877-7181 or go to their website at

to assist young people to
choose credit unions as a ca-
reer," said Hood.
Hood, who will retire in
January 2009, has been
President/CEO of the
Florida Credit Union
League for 20 years.
The Florida Credit
Union League is a Tallahas-
see, Florida-based statewide
trade association offering a
myriad of services focused
on meeting the current and
future needs of Florida's
credit unions.
It is the mission of the
Florida Credit Union
League to ensure an operat-
ing environment in which
credit unions will thrive.

lood Drive

Monticello News photo by Fran Hunt
Eleventh grader and first time blood
donor, Angela McCune, smiles for the cam-
era during her donation in the ACA Student
Council sponsored blood drive, Wednes-
day, Jan. 30. Between students and staff,
the event was very successful, collecting a
total of 22 units of blood.


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dle/High School Principal
Juliette Jackson reports
the honor roll for the sec-
ond nine weeks period.
Students and their grade
levels follow:
In Grade Six, receiv-
ing all As, was Claudia
Receiving all A's and
B's were, Phidell Lewis,
Wilbert Seabrooks, Jr.,
Ja'Lexia Stone, and Sak-
ena Tillman.
In Grade Seven, re-
ceiving all As, was Cody
Receiving, all As and
B's, were Jana Barber,
Joseph Circone, Brenda
Guerrero, Kyyah Massey,
and Michelle Watson.
In Grade Eight, receiv-
ing all As and B's, were,
Latrice Gallon, Emily
Howell, and Simone
In Grade Nine, receiv-
ing all As, was Devon-
drick Nealy
Receiving all As and
B's were, Chakavia Britt,
Adreaunna Brown, Jas-
mine Graham, Timeshia
Graham, Shikari Hamm,
Brittany Handfield,
Brandi Massey, My'Eisha
Thomas, and Brandon
In Grade Ten, receiv-
ing all As and B's were,
Harold Ingram, Latoria
James, and Lena Odom.
In Grade Eleven, re-
ceiving all As and B's,
were, Shayne Broxie,
Ireshia Denson, Latoya
Footman, Courtney
Holmes, and lesha Jack-
In Grade Twelve, re-
ceiving all As were,
Marisa Buescel, JC Fead,
Takedral Gilley, Jazmaun
Hall, Amber Kostiou,
Christopher McIntosh,
and Antwan Tim.
Receiving all As and
B's were, Maria Balboni,
Marcus Benjamin,
Shauntavia Clinton,
Shalin Pitts, Ebony
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performed excerpts from the Greek classic Oedipus Rex Jan. 24. The exercise was part
of a session on oral history in ancient times. Pictured are (l-r) instructor Rose Knox Nixon
and her students, Megan Jackson (Lee), Kristen Campbell (Lee), AllieTaber (Monticello),
Lee Tamme (Perry), Alexis Stalnaker (Madison), Kevin Waters (Mayo), Kailey Sapp (Live
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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 bag, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.

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

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at 1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the
collection sites in the County.

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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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool chemicals,
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identify contents)

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10A Monticello News Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Warriors Fall To

Branford 64-49

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Warriors were defeated by Branford, 64-49, Mon-
day, Jan. 28, to stand 2-20 on the season.
Aucilla was bucketing at 38 percent from the field, 33
percent from the three-point zone and 83 percent from
the free-throw line, and gave up 17 turnovers.
Reggie Walker led the Aucilla scoreboard, rounding
five of 13 from the field, two of six from the three-point
zone, and five of six from the free-throw line for 21
points and four offensive and six defensive rebounds,
and a double-double, had one assist, three steals, and
two turnovers.
Stephen Dollar netted one of three from the field,
one of two from the three point line, and three of four
from the free-throw line for eight points, had one offen-
sive and two defensive rebounds, five assists, two steals,
and three turnovers.
Luke Witmer hit three of six from the field and one
of one from the free-throw line for seven points, had two
offensive and two defensive rebounds, one assist, two
steals, and three turnovers.
Alex Dunkle sank one of five from the field, and four
of six from the free-throw line for six points, had one de-
fensive rebound, one assist, one steal, four turnovers.
Clark Christy dropped in one of one from the field and
one of two from the free-throw line for three points, had,
one offensive and four defensive rebounds, one steal,
and three turnovers.
Hunter Greene bucketed one of seven from the field
for two points, had four offensive and two defensive re-
bounds, one steal, and one turn over.
Michael Kinsey hit two of two from the free-throw line
for two points, had one assist, two offensive and two de-
fensive rebounds, and one turnover.
John Stephens had one assist, two offensive and one
defensive rebounds.
The Warriors hoop season concludes with the Dis-
trict Tournament to be hosted at ACA, 6 p.m., Feb. 5.
Games are scheduled at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb.8, and at 6
p.m., Feb. 9.

Lady Warrior .JVs

End Season 13-3

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Lady Warriors JVs
split their final games to
wrap up the season at 13-3.
ACA lost to Maclay, 32-
22, Jan. 24. The ladies got
off to a slow
start and just j iur
couldn't pur
outscore pr(
Maclay, who was off a
took the first, had very
3-1, and the man-to-m
second, 11-6, age, the
to leave ACA seen all
at a 14-7
deficit at the Coach
half. The layson
Lady War- /
riors fell 9-67
in the third,
and inched 9- \ .
8 in the
"We were playing eight-
minute quarters and we're
not used to that," said
Coach Mac Finlayson.
"Our offensive protection
was off and Maclay had
very good man-to-man cov-

erage, the best I've seen all
Nikki Hamrick led the
board with six points;
Tiffany Brasington shot at
50 percent from the free-
throw line for four points;
Taryn Copeland was hit-

nd Maclay
ian cover-
best I've
year," said
Mac Fin.

- ,

ting 66 per-
cent from
the free-
throw line
for four
Kinsley net-
ted at 50
from the
* line for
* points; and
Kait 1 in
and Sarah

Sorensen each scored two
For the final game of
the season, the Lady War-
riors *~on by forfeit be-
cause Liberty County
canceled the contest.

Hobbs' First Year As Lady Sentinel

lonticello News
Staf.T Writer
Resident Brittany Hobbs. a 2007 Aucilla Christian
Academy graduate, will begin playing for the North
Florida Community College' Fast-pitch Softball
team this weekend under a full scholarship,
which she was awarded last year by NFCC.
Though she is listed on the roster as a
right fielder and pitcher (#19), Head Coach
Jeff Dabney said she would very likely
play most of the season off the mound.
"As a freshman, she probably won't be
pitching very much for us this year," he
In her final year at ACA, Hobbs was
named as one of three Athletes of the
Year and she was named MVP in soft-
ball. during the Annual Athletic Ban.
quet and ceremony
When she was awarded the scholar-
ship to NFCC, Hobbs said she felt like a
celebrity when underclassmen brought T-
shits, balls and such for her to autograph.
In her senior year, Hobbs pitched 102
inn ings and had a 15-2 season record. At the
plate, she had 73 at bat. 36 hits, .493 batting av-
erage, and 21 RBI.
Following the signing of her letter of in-
tent to play for the Lady Sentinels, Hobbs re- ne'
marked. "Five or sLx games before the season ith
was over I decided that I wanted to continue to
play because I wasn't quite ready to give it up could d
yet. tried o0
"I never thought I could do it, but I tried NFCC t
out, and NFCC told me that they wanted me to that thi
play for them," said Hobbs. She added that
even though while on the mound, her arm re- wanted
sembled a cannon shot once she released the play foi
ball during a pitch, she preferred not to pitch said Ho
in college. Hobbs also said that she knew that
playing for NFCC would be greatly different than playing
at ACA, and she is prepared for it.
By that statement, she was referring to the average
ACA season stretching for about 17-19 games, however, col-
lege teams play throughout the year and number approx-
imately 70-75 games.
Hobbs had been playing for the Lady Warriors for six
years beginning in junior varsity softball when she was
in the sixth grade. In the seventh grade, she was moved
up top the varsity team, where she served on the mound
ahd the second base slot until the end of her senior year.
During those years, Hobbs took pitching lessons for
three to four years with Roger Rooks of Tallahassee, but
she credited her uncle, Demott Anderson,.for much of 'er
ACA Head Softball Coach Roslyn Bass, who coached
Hobbs for six years while she played for Aucilla, said of
her, "Brittany's character is outstanding and she is an out-

Lady Wan
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy varsity Lady
Warriors dropped two of
the three recent games, to
stand 14-9 on the season.
Aucilla fell to Munroe,
54-48, Jan. 18. Coach Daryl
Adams reports that ACA
was leading well into the
fourth. "We dropped it in
the fourth. We were lead-
ing for the entire game
until then, but we fouled a
lot. Munroe started shoot-
ing a lot of threes, and we
dropped the free-throws
when we needed them the
Lindsey Day led the
ACA charge with a whop-
ping 21 points, and ten re-
bounds for a double-double,
and four blocked shots.
Mallory Plaines was
right on her heals with 18
points and ten rebounds for
a double-double, had five
assist, three steals, and
three blocked shots.
Nicole Mathis dropped
in for seven points,
snagged seven rebounds,
three assist, and five steals.
Bethany Saunders net-
ted two points, and had
three rebounds, three as-

standing young lady who worked so hard and has a good
work ethic. In the years I coached her, I never had a prob-
lem of any kind with her-and she never had an attitude.
She's a great kid and an outstanding athlete in every as-
pect of the sport. Brittany is a great hitter, she runs the
bases well and she is an outstanding pitcher. I am
definitely ver\ proud of her and I know she has
a very bright future ahead of her," said Bass.
Hobbs plans to become an RN, and later,
I move into specialized nursing, such as a
surgery room assistant to a doctor.
.Joining Hobbs on the Lady Sen-
tinels are;: (#12) Kristin Benton, fresh-
i man of Lakeland, FL as pitcher; (#24)
Stephenie Carlson, sophomore from
Surrev, British Columbia, Canada as
first base utility; (#4) Suzanne Kluball,
freshman of Valdosta, GA as catcher;
S(8) Michelle Maxson, freshman of Live
Oak. FL as outfield; (#16) Jen Miskell,
sophomore, of Port Richey, FL, first
base; (#13) Chelsi Taylor, sophomore of
Independence, KS as second
base pitcher; (#11) Tara Richardson,
freshman, from Pinetta, FL, as shortstop;
(# 9) Alisa Ring, freshman, of Lake City, FL,
third base: (#2) Melissa Smith, sophomore,
Pitt Meadows. British Columbia, Canada, as
pitcher: (# 1) Amber Stormant, freshman, of
yer White Springs, FL, outfield; (#00) Melissa
ought I Walker, freshman, of Panama City, FL, out-
field; (#17) Alexis Adleburg, sophomore, of ,
o10 it, but I Madison, utility
at, and Lady Sentinels hit the field in the season
old me opener against Chattanooga State, 1 p.m.,
ey Sunday, NFCC; Lake City Community Col-
Sme to lege (LCCC), 2 p.m., Feb. 7, there; the St. Pe-
me to tersburg Tournament, Feb. 9 and 10, there,
r them," times to be announced; Lake Sumter, 2 p.m.,
>bbs. Feb. 14, NFCC; Darton Tournament, Feb. 16
in Norcross, GA, times to be announced;
Central Florida Community College (CFCC), 2 p.m., Feb.
17, NFCC; Sentinel Round Robin, Feb. 23, NFCC, times to
be announced; Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
(ABAC), 2 p.m., Feb. 26, Tifton, GA; LCCC, 2 p.m., Feb. 29,
Lake Sumter, 1 p.m., March 1, there; Santa Fe, 2 p.m.,
March 4, there; Daytona Beach Community, 4 p.m:, March
7, there; Darton, March 8, NFCC, times to be announced;
ABAC, 2 p.m., March 13, NFCC; Chipola, 4 p.m., March 18,
there; Seminole State, noon, March 19, NFCC; Gulf Coast,
:2 p.him, M1ti 21. NFCC: Okalbosa Walton College (OWC) 4
p.m., March 26, there; Santa Fe, 2 p.m., March 27, NFCC;
Pensacola Junior College (PJC), 1 p.m., March 29, there;
Tallahassee Community College (TCC) 2 p.m., April 2,
NFCC; Chipola, 1 p.m., April 5, NFCC; Gulf Coast, 4 p.m.,
April 8, there; OWC, 2 p.m., April 10, NFCC; St. John's
River, 1 p.m., April 12, there; PJC, 2 p.m., April 15, NFCC;
and TCC, 4 p.m., April 17, there.

riors Drop 2 Of 3 Recent Games

sists, and two steals.
Courtney Brasington,
Miranda Wider and Jodie
Bradford, each palmed two
When Aucilla squared
off against Maclay, Jan. 24,
the Lady Warriors were de-
feated 51-30.
"Maclay is a powerful
team and they were shoot-
ing a lot of three-pointers,"
said Adams. He added that
it was a real "off" night for
the Lady Warriors, who
couldn't seem to spring as
many boards or bucket as
many shots, as they usually
Maclay downed Aucilla
11-9 in the first and tripled
ACA 15-5 in the second to
leave the Lady Warriors at
a 26-14 deficit at the half.
ACA was dipped 16-6 in the
third, and inched the
fourth, 10-9.
Leading the Aucilla
scoreboard was Chelsea
Dobson with seven points,
seven rebounds, and one
blocked shot.
Day bucketed for six
points, had five rebounds,
one assist, and two blocked
shot; Saunders netted six
points, had three assists,
and two steals; Plaines, fivpe
points, seven rebounds, one

assist and two steals; Bras-
ington, had three points,'
and two rebounds; Brad-
ford, One point, two re-
bounds, two steals, and one
blocked shot; Hannah
Sorensen, one point, two
rebounds, and two steals;-
Michaela Roccanti, one
point; and Mathis, four re-
Lady Warriors downed
Liberty, 42-26.
ACA sprinted through
the first quarter, 17-2 and
beat Liberty 12-6 in the sec-
ond to stand at a strong 29-8
command at the half. Au-
cilla was edged 10-8 in the
third and s 8-5 in the

Day led the Lady -Warriors
with 19 points and 18 re-
bounds for a double-double,
two assists, three steals,
and two blocked shots.
Plaines held a strong
second on the court, buck-
eting for 12 points and
snagging down 11 rebounds
for a double-double, seven
assists, and four steals.
Mathis netted four
points, pulled down five
rebounds, three assists,
and five steals; Saunders
scored four points, had
two assists, and two
steals; Sorensen scored
three points; and Brasing-
ton sprung for five

To offer thanks to residents, for helping to make
Monticello, n.mionally-recognized T'ree Ci'> .for
20 year, 45 fr-e trees will be given away on a
first-come first-seive basi-s to city residents
on Saturday, February 9th from 10:00 to noon
at the City Hall Parking Lot.
One tree per family. Choose from a dogwood,
crabapple or redbud. Planting instructions ill
be provided.
Each tree recipient will also receive a compact
florescent. light bulb, courtesy of Progress Energy.
"Thanks, Monticello!l"

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Experience can help!
One Acre Clark Rd $25,000

Under contract Waukeenah 14
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SOLD 0' Down
3/1 on I ac $135,000
Spacious near US 27 3/2 hm,
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Mixed Use.Property 12 acres 4
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Income Prop 3 MH on 4 acres 4

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Timberland 156 ac some pines
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The District Board of Trustees
invites applications from
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Jefferson County is an equal
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race, color, national origin, sex,
religion, age, or disability in
employment or the .position of
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Applications accepted until
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Notice of hereby given that pursuant to an Amended Writ of Execution
issued in the County Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, on the 3rd
day of January, 2008, in the cause RINKER MATERIALS CORPORA-
and GARY AKINS are Defendants. being Case Number 06-24136 in
said Court, I David C. Hobbs, as Sheriff of Jefferson County, Florida,
have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the above named
Defendant. GARY AKINS to the following described property, to-wit:
Lot 31 New Hope Subdivision ORB 412 P 429
And on the 19th day of February, 2008, on the front lawn of the
Jefferson County Sheriffs Office located at 171 Industrial Park in
Monticello, Florida at the noon hour, or as soon after as possible, I will
offer for sale all of the said Defendant, GARY AKINS's right, title,
interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same,
subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgements, if any, to the
highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as for
they may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-
mentioned execution.
1-23-08: 01-30-08: 02-06-08: 02-13-08

CASE NO. 2007-CA-269




MATHIS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure on the
following property in Jefferson County, Florida:
Commence at an old iron pipe marking the Southeast
corner of Section 18, Township 1 North, Range 4 East,
Jefferson County, Florida, and run thence North 00
degrees 39 minutes 49 seconds West along the East
boundary of Said Section 18 a distance of 1282.81 feet to
a concrete monument on the Southerly boundary of the
120.00 foot right-of-way of the Seaboard Coast Line
Railroad, thence South 76 degrees 38 minutes 00 seconds
West along said Southerly right-of-way boundary
1733.50 feet to a concrete monument for the POINT OF
tinue thence south 76 degrees 38 minutes 00 seconds
West along said Southerly right-of-way boundary 207.43
feet to a concrete monument, thence leaving said
Southerly right-of-way boundary run South 13 degrees
22 minutes 00 seconds East 630.11 feet to a concrete
monument on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of a
proposed 60. 00 foot roadway, thence North 76 degrees
38 minutes 00 seconds East along said Northerly right-
of-way boundary 207.43 feet to a concrete monument,
thence leaving said Northerly right of way boundary run
North 13 degrees 22 minutes 00 seconds West 630.11 feet
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on DANIEL E. MANAUSA, ESQUIRE,
attorneys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida
32309-3469, no more than thirty (30 ) days from the first publication
date of this notice of action, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately there-
after; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
DATED this 22 day January, 2008.
Kirk Reams, Clerk of Courts
By: Tyler Sherrod,
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in fact, has already hosted two such
courses in previous weeks.
Barker is excited about the center,;
which was completed only in late Novem-
ber and which features a waterfowl pond,
a dove field, a rifle and shotgun range, a
3-D archery course (complete with
replica big game from both east and west
of the Mississippi River) and a skeet-
shooting field with high and low target-
throwing houses. He points out that the
facility is state-of-the art and "green", in
terms of it being environmentally
friendly Meaning, for example, that the
skeet-shooting houses are solar powered
and the clay targets biodegradable "'to re-
duce the impact on the natural re-
Much of the emphasis on the green-
ness of the facility supposedly stems
from Beau Turner, an environmentally
conscious property owner who is donat-
ing the 160 acres for the center, as well as
making another 900 acres available for
special occasions. Eventually, it's ex-
pected that the center will offer cam-
pouts, nature walks, and flora and fauna
identification courses, among other
The center nicely complements the
Youth Hunting Program, which has been
in existence about two years, according
to Barker. In the past, however, the pro-
gram largely depended on FWC and other
volunteers who took it upon themselves
to organize the youth hunts on their own
time, as well as on landowners who vol-

. Wednesday, February 6, 2008:

Mark Wirick, owner of Edenfield Hard-
ware Store and a longtime and well-known
duck hunter, brought his nine-year-old son,
Hank to the event on Saturday. The two
were one of the many local father-son or
daughter teams that participated in the
unteered their properties for specific
hunts. Not that volunteers and landown-
ers have ceased to be important to the
program, Barker emphasizes. In fact, vol-
unteers and property owners who make
their lands available for hunts continue
to be critical to the program, he says. But
it's now his job to pursue the program's
goals on a full-time basis, by getting dif-
ferent hunting and other groups to spon-
sor their own youth hunts, by soliciting
landowners to volunteer their lands, and
by coordinating statewide youth hunts in

general, among other activities.
In that respect, the Beau Turner
Youth Conservation Center provides an
ideal setting for the pursuit of the pro-
gram's goals, which essentially boil down
to preserving the state's hunting heritage
and teaching youths how to hunt safely,
legally and ethically.
That brings us back to Saturday
morning's hunt, the first that the FWC
has sponsored on the federally designated
Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days, which
follow the regular waterfowl-hunting sea-
son, according to FWC spokesperson
Mark Trainor.
Usually, Ducks Unlimited and other
such private clubs and organizations
across the state sponsor these hunts, with
cooperation from the FWC. But in the
local event, Lt. Kent Harvey, Bill Cline,
Adam Young and Barker, all with the
FWC, organized and coordinated the
event, with help from many volunteers.
Opened to youths 15 years of age and
younger, the one requirement was that
the youths come accompanied with an
adult, preferably a parent. It's another of
the Youth Hunting Program's goals to
promote stronger children-parent bonds.
Starting at 5 a.m. and proceeding
until about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, FWC and
other volunteers registered the partici-
pating youths, checked their firearms for
legality and safety, instructed them
briefly on proper hunting etiquette, gun
safety and waterfowl identification, and
then marched them in small groups a

cont from page 1A
quarter mile or so down a dirt road in the,
dark to the numerous blinds that volun-
teers had set up around the pond's
perimeter. The youths and their adult su-
pervisor then awaited the break of day
and the arrival of the legal shooting
At exactly 6:57 a.m., Harvey fired the
shot signaling the hunting hour's arrival.
Immediately, a sporadic drumbeat of
gunfire erupted around the perimeter of
the still dark pond, with flashes indicat-
ing the positions of the shooters, and
with an occasional ringneck, pintail or
moorhen splashing headlong into the
Later, one of the FWC organizers
joked that it had been a good morning for
the ammunitions manufacturers, given
the countless shots fired and the few
birds downed. But each of the kids whom
Cline interviewed on the way back from
the pond about 8 a.m. expressed apprecia-
tion for the experience, notwithstanding
their lack of successful shooting. What's
more, the encounter gave Cline, who
heads the FWC Hunter Safety and Public
Shooting Ranges section, an opportunity -
to pitch the wing-shooting class that was
coming up at the center.
Capping off the morning, the youths,
their adults supervisors and the FWC
and other volunteers were treated to a
hearty breakfast, compliments of Home-
stead Ministries, a Lloyd-based group
that bills itself as providing "fellowship
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I Peter 3:10 "For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil,
and his lips that they speak no guile."
One day, I was on the phone with my "Spiritual Big Brother," and he shared with me what he
had shared with his congregation. He told them, "Whatever is in your mouth is in your future."
The question I have for you today is, "What are you saying to your future?" Too often, we -
speak the "present" to our future. In other words, we speak what is, and not what should be. .
When things are going bad, we speak what is bad and not what God will and can do. We j
speak sickness, not healing, and problems, not promises. Yet, God gave us our mouths to change our
circumstances, so we can get the desired results.
Now from our text, the desired results are (1) to love life and (2) to see good days. Of cotu'se,
any person in his/her right mind yearns for these two things, and interestingly enough, the prereq-
uisites for attaining them are not very hard to understand.
The first prerequisite is to refrain from speaking evil. You may ask, "Well, what is evil'?" Evil
is anything contrary to God's word or will. So if God says, "You're healed," saying "I'm sick" is evil.
If God says, "You're rich," saying "I'm broke" is evil. It's not God's will or pleasure for you to be
financially challenged forever. We know this because Proverbs 10:22 states, "The blessing of the Lord. it
maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."
We should also know that it's not God's will or pleasure for His children to be sick because Psalms
103:3 tells us that it's the Lord who health all thy diseases.
The second key to loving life and seeing good days is to speak no guile or deceit. In other words, don't
speak any words you've been "deceived" or "tricked" into speaking. If we go back to the previous paragraph, we
can see examples of those things we have been tricked into saying by the enemy of our dest iny.
Even saying things like "this will never work out" or "will this ever end" will hinder you because Eddie L. Yon,
your words do actually frame your world. Changing what you say will and can change what you have! Senior Pastor
If trials are all around you now, then it's time to speak triumph. If you've been overwhelmed by
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Community Prayer Breakfast

Spiritual Pathways
Staff Writer
The Business Community
Prayer Breakfast will
be held 7 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at
the Memorial MB Church
Fellowship Hall, on Rhodes
Street, in Monticello.
Dr. Wesley Scoles, M.D. will
present the program on his med-
ical Missionary trip to Brazil in
May, and his other works in South
A second trip is in the planning
stages for 2009, focusing on con-
struction and medical purposes.
In other community prayer
news, if you have someone that
you would like mentioned in
prayer, speak with coordinator L.
Gary Wright before the meeting
to incorporate the request.
Community Prayer Breakfast
is held 7 8 a.m. on the first
Thursday of each month for
breakfast and a meeting.
For information about this or


Dr. Wesley Scoles is the guest
speaker at the Business
Community Prayer Breakfast, Feb.
upcoming speakers and locations
contact Wright at
lgwright39( or
All are encouraged to attend
and to bring a friend.

Church Community Caendar

February 7
Prayer Breakfast is held 7 8 a.m. on the first Thursday of each
month for breakfast and a meeting. For more information contact
coordinator L. Gary Wright at
February 14
Workforce Mobile Unit is stationed across from First Baptist
Church, Monticello 9 a.m. 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each
month. For more information contact Employment Connection
Director Cheryl Rehberg at 673-7688, or volunteers Paul Kovary at 997-
2313, or Mike Reichman at 997-5100, or SW Ellis at 567-3800.
February 21
Feed the Elderly meals may be picked up 11 a.m. 1 p.m. on the
third Thursday of every month atthe Greater Fellowship dining hall.
690 Cypress Street. Contact Gloria Cox-Jones at 997-4592 for more
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Sunday school teacher began her lesson with a question.'

what do we know about God?"

A hand shot up in the air. "He is an artist!" said the kind

"Really?! How do you know?" asked the teacher.

"You know Our Father, who does art in Heaven."

First Baptist Church
325 West Washington Street
Monticello 997-2349
Pastor Thermon E. Moore

Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship ................11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Children's Church Ages 4 6 .............11:30 AM
Nursery for all services

Christ Episcopal Church
425 Cherry St Monticello 997-4116
Father Mal Jopling

Sunday Holy Eucharist. 8:30 AM
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.................11:00 AM
Tuesday Bible Study.... 8:30 AM
Wednesday Evening Prayer ...................6:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church
290 E. Dogwood St. 997-2252
Rev Sharon Schuler

Sunday School 9:45 AM
Worship 11:00 AM
Wednesday Fellowship 5:30 PM

Casa Bianca Missionary
Baptist Church
Highway 259 Monticello 997-5018
Min. Tobbie Berrian 1.I, Pastor

Sunday School.......................................... 9:30 A \ I
M morning Worship................................... 1:00K) A\
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 PM

To add your church services to this directory,
please contact at Monticello News, 997-3568.

Codv Pentecostal
Holiness Church
3862 Tram Rd. Monticello 997-6774
Pastors Donnie and Nancy Thomas

Sunday School............................ 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship ............6:00 PM
Wednesday Worship....'..............7:00 PM
Wednesday Youth Worship........... 6:30 PM

First Baptist Church
of Lloyd
124 St. Louis St. Lloyd 997-5:309
Pastor George L. Smith

Praise & Worship......................... 8:30 AM
Bible Study ................................... 9:45 AM
Praise & Worship ....................... 11:00 AM
AWANA (3yrs 6th Grade)...........5:00 PM
Praise & Worship ......................... 6:00 PM
Adult Choir Practice....................7:00 PM
Rock Solid Youth (Grades 7-12)
Praise & Worship. Bible Study,
Extreme Games
(K-6th Grade)
Joyful Sounds Children's Choir....6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting Bible Study .........7:00 PM
2nd Thursday
Lloyd-Silver Saints ...................... 11:00 AM

Restored Glory
Christian Center
1287 S. Jefferson St. Monticello 997-0253
Pastors Eddie and Veronica Yon

Sunday ........................................ 10:00 AM
Monday ForRealVille (Teen Mins)...,7-8 PM
Thursday:...................................... 7:00 PM

Abundant Life Harvest
1206 Springfield (off Hwy 59)
Lloyd 997-0048
Pastor Chris Peterson

Sunday Morning Worship ................10:30
Sunday Children's Church...............1....0:30
Wednesday Worship 7:00 P
Nursery Available

First United Methodist Chru
325 W Walnut St. Monticello 997-554-
Interim Pastor Tom Price
Sunday Praise & Worship ...................8:30
Sunday School.......................................... 9:45
Traditional Worship.......................... 11:00
Youth Group ............ ........................... 5:30 P.
Adult Bible Study................................... 4:30 P
Children's Music Academy .................5:00P
Prayer Group.... ..................................... 5:30 P.
Fellowship M eal.................................... 6:00 P:

Harvest Christian Center
1599 Springhollow Rd. Monticello
Pastor M arvin Graham

Sunday Discipleship Class. :30 '
Sunday W orship. .................................10:30 Al
Wednesday Bible Study .......................... 7:00 P
Wed. Young People Bible Study .............7:00 P
Wednesday Counselling.............. 530-8:30 P
New Life Ministry
Tuesday Bible Study. 7:00 P
Sunday Worship 2-4 P
Thursday Jail Ministry 7-9 P
AA Tuesday 8:00 P

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Wacissa Pentecostal
Holiness Church
152 Tram Rd. Wacissa, FL 997-4636
Rev John Wesley Cain
S Sunday School 10:00 AM
Vl Morning Worship 11:00 AM
VI Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Worship & Messiahs
Ah messengers Youths 7:00 PM

St. Margaret Catholic Church
VI 1565 E. Washington Monticello 973-2428
\f (One mile east of the Court House on US 90)
VI A Fr. John Gordon
VI Sunday Mas ...........: 11:00 AM
Wednesday followed by Novena....................:00 PM
f .Saturday folho,,td L Adoranoti &
Sacrament of R-conciliation. ........... 9:(VJ AM
VI Spanish Mass Sec. Sat. or the mth ..... 7:00 PM

Capital Heights Baptist Church
7150 Apalachee Pk\-y Tallahassee
Pastor Derrick Burmis
850-345- M25
Youth Pastor Ron Thrash

Sunday School ............. 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship.. ................................ 11:00 A, \I.
Children's Chapel...............................11 :00 \ IAM
Sunday Evening .................................... 6:00 Phi
Wednesday Evening .......7:00 PM I
Prayer Meeting and Bible Studs'
Classes for Students

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New Hope Ministries Church Wacissa United Methodist

415 E Palmer Mi Rd. Monticello 997-1119 14492 Waukeenah Hwy / EO. Box 411
newhope415@yahoo Wacissa 997-2179 / 997-1769
Pastors David & Paige Rapson Rev Howard R. Grimmenga

Sunday School 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship.. 11:00 AM
Sunday Prayer 6:00 PM
Wednesday Family Training Hr ...........7:00 PM

Waukeenah United Methodist
81 Methodist Church Rd
Waukeenah 997-2171
Pastor Ralph L. Wrightstone

Sunday School 9:45 AM
Worship......... 11:00 AM
Youth Group 7:00 PM
Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Youth Group 7:00 PM
Family Fellowship 2nd Thursday of each month

St. Phillip AME Church
Hwy27S (l mile south of Hwy 59)
a Monticello- 997-4226
Reverend J.W Tisdale
Sunday School........................................ 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship .....................................11:00 AM
Prayer & Bible 7:00 PM

Calvary Baptist Church
285 Magnolia St. Monticello 997-2165
Dr. David E. Walker, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning.... 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening 6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM
TRAC Club for teens...(Wednesday .... 7:00 PM)

Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning... 11:00 AM
Prayer Meeting 6:00 PM
Youth Group 6:00 PM
Choir Practice 7:30 PM

Indian Springs Baptist Church
5593 Veterans Memorial Drive (Hwy 59)
Tallahassee 850-893-5296
Rev Greg Roberts

Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Worship.. 11:00 AM
Fellowship Meal 7:00 PM
Prayer Meeting 7:45PM

Elizabeth Baptist Church
4124 Bassett Dairy Road Monticello 997-8444
Pastor, J.L. McNeal
Student Pastor, Don Self

Sunday: Bible Study 9:45 AM
Worship Service 11:00 AM
Choir Practice 6:00 PM
Worship Service 7:00PM
Children/Student Ministry 3:30 PM
Senior Adult Choir Practice.................. 6:00 PM
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends & Youth.. 6:30 PM
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting ...............7:00 PM

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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Mu PraerI To lStd
By Ethel Marie Nuckols

March 23,
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out. My body is tired, sick, and out of
shape. It seems like instead of going
forward, I'm frozen in a shell and
can't get out. My life seems meaning-
less; my goals long ago died.
God, what purpose do I serve,
what use am I to anyone? I believe
you have a purpose for me, but what
is it? Give me a sign, show me the
way I want to turn my life complete-
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Help me to walk
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even now, I
have not
walked on a
very good path.
Time has
really put a trial
on my life, and I've
chosen the wrong path
more often than the good path. So
God I'm asking You to give me a sign
so I may walk the right path, and so I
can help at least one person to also
follow the right path.
My heart is in pain, my body is
tired and worn out, but I push each
day to go on. I want to renew, to be
reborn in Christ, to follow the path of
righteousness. So God hear my
prayer. This prayer and I now leave
my life in Your hands.

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Spiritual Pathways
Staff Writer'

Church began
-a drive-
Evangelism .
Thursday, Jan.
31 at the
church loca-
tion 3862
Tram Road. -
The goal of
the ministry is to
reach the travelers
work in the early r
Servants will witn

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.-morning blessing
to all who stop,"
comments Pastor
Donnie Thomas.
"We all get busy
during the day and
tend to forget to
Pastors Donny and Nancy Thomas just take a quiet
Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church moment for our-
on their way to The ministry will continue on
coming hours. the last Thursday of each month
ess to, pray for, from 6 8 a.m.

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Date: Saturday, February 16, 2008
Place: Jefferson County
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Monticello, FL
Time: 10:00 AM 12:00 Noon
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healthy by taking advantage of the great
physical activity opportunities in our community!
Health Information
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Walk along Monticello Hike/Bike Trail
Basketball for All Ages
Healthy Snacks & Games!
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008


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pray with, or listen to the driver
and passengers in the vehicle.
Coffee and donuts will be
offered, as the
travelers pull into
the parking lot.
"The church fami-
ly wants just to
a HILL offer an early

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MCA Students Down On The Farm

Spiritual Pathways
Staff Writer
Christian Academy
students in Carol
Lewis' K-4, K-5, and
First grade class
enjoyed a field trip to a
local farm on Monday,
Jan. 28.

The children were
armed with bread and
corn to feed the variety
of cows, pigs, goats,
chickens, and ducks,
and with plenty of car-
rots and celery for
bunny "Graybar", a
new addition to the
They whooped and

hollered with excite-
ment as they petted
and fed the animals.
They were able to
pick up and hold
Graybar, and marveled
at how soft he is to the
They played with
Annie, the farm dog,
while they waited their

turn to hold the bunny
or feed the animals.
The students col-
lected a total of 10 eggs
from the chickens and
ducks on that day, and
carried them gently to
the outside refrigera-
They posed for pic-
tures with all of the

animals, including
Annie, before leaving
for a lunch at Pizza
Students visiting
the farm were: Jordan
Baker, Thomas Collins,
Joey Davis, Henry
Howard, Summer
McDonald, and
Hannah St. Clair.

Hannah St. Clair feeds the pigs
while visiting a local farm recently.
Her MCA class went on the field trip
Monday, Jan. 28.

MCA Teacher Carol Lewis accompanies her students on a field trip to
a local farm, Jan. 28. From left, are Henry Howard, Summer McDonald,
Thomas Collins, Jordan Baker, Joey Davis, and Hannah St. Clair.

At Left : While
on their
school trip,
MCA students
have some fun
on the tire
swing. On the
swing is Henry
Hannah St.
Clair is push-
ing him, as
Jordan Baker
waits his turn.
Spiritual Paihways
Photos by
Debbie Snapp

MCA student Joey Davis has
Annie's attention as he scratches
her ears. Davis is with his class on
a farm visit, Jan. 28.


MCA student Joey Davis col-
lects chicken eggs with his class-
mates during his class farm visit
Jan. 28.

Graybar the bunny gets a visit
from MCA students Summer
McDonald and Hannah St. Clair dur-
ing a farm trip, Jan. 28.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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