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140th Year No. 10 Wednesday, March 5, 2008 500 46 +40




Gives Industrial

Park Update

Two New Businesses Still

Interested In Coming Here
Monticello News.
Senior Staff Writer
Economic Development Director
Julie Conley is excited about develop-
ments at the industrial park.
Conley recently reported to
county com-
missioners that
consultant en-
gineer Frank
Darabi had sub-
mitted a sketch
for the pro-
posed division
of the indus-
trial park,
showing lots
that ranged.
Julie Conley, from one to
Economic four acres. She
Development noted that the
Director proposed divi-
sion didn't preclude the sale of half-
acre lots or.lots greater than four
acres. But the plan set a standard at
least, she said. And it also allowed for
access to the interior lots, a concern
of Commissioner J. N. "Junior"
Conley said the next step was for
Darabi to submit an estimate of the
costs associated with the extension of


Senior Staff Writer
The poor attendance and political
ambitions of some Planning Commis-
sion members were recently brought to
the attention of county commission-
ers, at whose pleasure the planners
Bud Wheeler, a longtime planning
commissioner himself, raised the issue
at the County Commission meeting on
Feb. 7. Wheeler objected to the contin-
ued presence on the Planning Com-
mission of two appointees who are
seeking public offices. The two, Angela
Gray and C. P. Miller, are seeking the
offices of Property Appraiser and
County Commission, District 3, re-
Wheeler was particularly incensed
by what he termed a political speech by
Miller at a Planning Commission meet-
"Angela and C.P. need to recuse
themselves," Wheeler said. "These peo-
ple need to step down."
On the matter of attendance, he
urged commissioners to be more selec-
tive in their appointments, to ensure
that appointees were conscientious in-
dividuals who regularly attended meet-
ings and reviewed all the pertinent
information. Wheeler was talking

Takeover Gives County More Options In Future

County Takes Control Of Green Industries Property

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Circumstances have
come together to give county
officials oversight of a size-
able piece of property off US
90 West that, was formerly
the site of a University of
Florida (UF) agricultural re-
search center and that is
presently the home of the
Green Industries Institute.
It started with Extension
Office Director Larry
Halsey's discovery that the
UF, which owns the property,
planned to lease a 62-acre
parcel to the Leon County
School District. When

Garrett 0.
Robinson, 48,
of Boston, GA.,
explains what
happened 7:12
a.m., Friday,
Feb. 29, to FHP
Fillyaw, when
he lost control
of the 1994
Ford pickup
truck he was
driving on
Highway and
the vehicle
flipped over,
Robinson was
charged with
careless driv-
ing, expired
tag and ex-
pired license.

Halsey communicated this
information to Jefferson
County officials, the latter
quickly conveyed their dis-
pleasure with the idea to the
"Our concern is that the
property remain in the
county's control," said Com-
missioner J. N. "Junior"
Tuten, who was instrumen-
tal in the negotiations.
Local officials next tried
to get North Florida Commu-
nity College (NFCC) to take
over the lease. NFCC is one
of several accredited univer-
sities and colleges that part-
ner with Green Industries, a
self-described "leader of con-

tinuing education in land-
scape, horticulture and re-
lated 'green' professions".
sion Of-
ered the
Green In-'
to the


Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Feb. 29, 2008

Single Vehicle Crash Feb. 29

Monticello News
Staff Writer
An early morning
crash Friday obstructed
traffic temporarily
while rescue workers
scrambled to clear de-
bris from the scene.
Florida Highway Pa-
trol reports that at 7:12
a.m., Garrett 0. Robin-
son, 48, of Boston, GA.,
was driving a 1994 Ford
pickup truck south on

Waukeenah Highway.
Robinson applied the
brakes, and the vehicle
veered to the left into
the northbound lane.
The vehicle rotated
clockwise and over-
turned and rolled back
onto its wheels, coming
to rest in the south-
bound lane facing
north. The vehicle ob-
structed southbound
traffic until rescue
workers could clear the '

roadway of the vehicle
and debris.
Robinson received
minor injuries and was
charged with careless
driving, expired tag,
and expired driver li-
The crash was not
deemed alcohol-related
and Robinson was wear-
ing a seatbelt.
The Ford pickup
sustained $5,000 in dam-

Kissimmee Woman Seriously Injured In I-10 Crash

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Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Feb. 29, 2008 This 1996 Ford four-door driven by
This 1999 International semi rig, ended Meoshia Y. Wright, 20, of Kissimmee, ended
up in the median after a vehicle making an up in the tree-line after making an improper
improper lane change, slammed into the rig, lane change and hitting a semi rig on 1-10 at
causing it to run off of 1-10, at 1:27 p.m., Fri- 1:27 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29. Wright received se-
day, Feb. 29. rious injuries and was charged with careless
driving and improper lane change.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
An 1-10 crash Friday
afternoon, Feb. 29, re-
sulted in a Kissimmee,
FL woman sustaining se-
rious injuries.
Florida Highway Pa-
trol reports that at 1:27

p.m., Neoshia Y. Wright,
20, of Kissimmee, was
driving a 1996 Ford four-
door west on 1-10 in the
outside lane with passen-
ger Runita J. Robert, 26,
also of Kissimmee.
Albert Johnson, 62,
of Century, FL, was driv-
ing a 1999 International

semi rig west on 1-10 in
the inside lane.
Wright attempted to
change lanes and the left
side of the car she was
driving struck the front
right of the semi.
Wright's vehicle ro-
tated in a counterclock
See CRASH, PAge 2A

When NFCC declined to
accept ownership of the
property, officials here de-
cided that Jefferson County
was the next and best logical
choice to lease it.
The way things worked
out, the county will hold the
lease on the property and the
Green Industries Institute
will continue to reside at the
site and be responsible for
the upkeep of the buildings
that its operations occupy.
The county, meanwhile, will
act as the fiscal agent for the
monies that come from
NFCC to Green Industries.
Should the Green Indus-
See COUNTY, Page 2A

County Inmate

Gets 25 Years
Monticello News
Staff Writer
An inmate at the County Jail was
sentenced to 25 years in prison after
being found guilty of burglary of a
Feb. 25.
Reams re-
30, re-
ceived 25
years for
the bur-
plus five u Phillip Shiflett
years pro-
bation, and five years for grand theft
of a firearm charges. The sentences
are to be served consecutively
The sentence stems from the bur-
glary of an Old Lloyd Rd. residence
on July 7, 2005. Shiflett and his then
girlfriend Jenna Merritt were in a ve-
hicle when he asked her to drop him
off at the residence and come back
and pick him up a little later.

Mobile Health Unit

Won't Be Shared

With Gadsden
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The mobile health unit belonging
to the Jefferson and Madison Coun-
ties Health Department will not be
going to Gadsden County
The request for use of the unit on
a temporary basis came from Gads-
den County through the Governor's
office sometime in January The re-
quest was for the use of the mobile
unit during February, March and
April. Because Wakulla County al-
ready had committed to sending its
unit to Gadsden County for February,
it only left March and April for con-
sideration really

H 2 Sections. 26 Pages
Around Jefferson Outdoors 8A
County 4-6A Sports/School 10-11 A
Bridal 7A Spiritual
Classifieds 12A Pathways Section B
Legals 13A Viewpoints 2-3A

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2A Monticello News


Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Garden Clu-

Came liaa, rden Circle

NtaGes Steppin g sones
The Camellia Garden Circle held its monthly meet-
ing Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Jefferson Arts Center.
After a short business meeting, members began the
project for the day, which was creating garden step-
Member Isabelle de Sercey brought large patio
stones, one for each member. Circle President Carolyn
Milligan passed around books on mosaics for inspira-
tion and taught members how to begin their stone deco-
rating by gluing on items, such as large marble chunks,
flat-sided colorful stones, and turquoise beads.
Each stone looked different, with one member cre-
ating the outline of a frog on hers using some broken
Fiesta china she had brought, and another making a
colorful stone design on hers with glass pebbles.
Members were given bags before they left contain-
ing enough grout to finish the project at home, and
were told to be sure to seal them if they were going to
be outside stones.
This event followed last month's meeting at Bobbie
Golden's home where bird feeders were assembled and
filled with a peanut butter mix filled with many bird-
seeds. Members reported that their feeders were very
popular with the birds.
At each event members share such treats as chili,
homemade pecan pie, cheeses, and special dips with
chips. A giant heart of chocolate candy was enjoyed at
the last meeting.
The March meeting of the Camellia Garden Circle
will be held this month at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 9, at the
home of Jane Davis. Members will participate in a pro-
gram on glass etching. For more information contact
Milligan at 997-3917.

ECONOMIC copnt from page 1A

the water and sewer lines and the paved road into the
undeveloped parts of the park. As of Friday, Feb. 29,
Darabi was still working up the cost figures. Conley
explained that it had taken longer than expected to
research the costs of the existing infrastructure at the
industrial park, a necessary factor in Darabi's cost esti-
As for the two businesses that have expressed an
interest in locating at the industrial park, Conley said
that the interest was still there. She said she had been in
contact with the two business owners and both were
pleased to see county officials taking steps to address
their concerns, specifically the pricing of the lots and the
upgrade of the infrastructure.
As reported previously, one prospect is a herbicide
contract management company that specializes in vege-
tation management, GIS mapping, and planning for elec-
tric utility companies. The other is really two companies
- the Active Pet Feeds Company and the British Tea
Company both owned by the same individual. The
Active Pet Feeds Company is the exclusive distributor of
high-end pet products for the United States and Great
Britain. The British Tea Company, meanwhile, holds
the exclusive rights to the sale and distribution of select-
ed tea products throughout the world.
"Both clients are still interested in coming to the
industrial park and are excited about what they see hap-
pening," Conley said. "I'm excited too about what is hap-
pening, and the community feedback has been positive.
This has been a longtime coming, but things are finally
starting to happen."
Conley, meanwhile, has been meeting with a grants
consultant to determine if the county can qualify for a
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the
funding of the infrastructure extensions. She said indi-
cations arethat thhe county stands a good chance of get-
ting the CDBG funding under the program's economic
development category. The funding, however, cannot be
for general expansion purposes, she said. Rather, it has
to be tied to the extension of the infrastructure to a spe-
cific business that is committed to moving into the
industrial park, she said.
"We will need a fairly tight commitment from one of
the businesses," Conley said, that it's a goal that she con-
tinues pursuing.
The industrial park currently contains two busi-
nesses: Conway Southeast Trucking Company and the
Florida Safe Rider, Inc. Aside from the acreage that
these businesses and the county jail take up, the indus-
trial park has another 25 acres that can be developed,
Conley said.


cont from page 1A

about planners other than Gray and Miller at this point.
"They need to come to meetings regularly and come
prepared," Wheeler said. "People who attend only 40 per-
cent of the meetings aren't contributing anything to this
county. I'm asking you to enforce the rules and bring the
Planning Commission up to snuff."
Commissioners were generally sympathetic to
Wheeler's request, but expressed ignorance of any spe-
cific policy that required planners to step down if they
sought public office. As it was, they pointed out, it was
extremely difficult to find qualified individuals who
were willing to serve on the volunteer board, given the
complexity of the issues that the group considered and
the public scrutiny and criticism that planners were
often subjected to.
Commissioners Jerry Sutphin and Eugene Hall
refused categorically to ask their respective appointees
- Gray and Miller to step down, absent the produc-
tion of a specific county policy to that effect.
"Angela and I have discussed this," Sutphin said.
"As a volunteer, she doesn't have to resign from the
board. Until I can see resignations as a precedent and
past practice of this county, I'm not going to ask her to
step down."
Hall quite agreed. Until he was shown where policy
or the Planning Commission's bylaws required it, he
likewise wouldn't ask Miller to step down, he said.
"It's difficult to find good people to serve on this
board," Hall said.
Policy or no policy, other planning commissioners
had been required to step down when they had sought
public office, pointed out Dick Bailar, a resident who
regularly attends commission meetings and serves as a
volunteer on several quasi-judicial boards and commit-
tees. He cited the example of Wendy Moss, who served on
the Planning Commission and was asked to step down
when she ran for office. He urged commissioners to push
for completion of the codification that a consultant firm
started doing more than two years ago. If nothing else,
codification would eliminate such inconsistencies, he
said. Codification entails the arrangement of all the
county's laws, policies and codes of conduct into an
organized system for easy referencing.
Gray, for her part, defended her decision to remain
on the Planning Commission. When she had decided to
run for public office, she had sought the advice of
County Attorney Buck Bird, she said. And Bird had
informed her that she did not have to resign, she said.
"I don't perceive it as a conflict and I will continue to
serve my county," Gray said.
Bird, who might have been able to shed light on the
issue, was not present because of medical reasons. '


cont from page 1A

tries Institute ever cease or move to a new location, it
gives the county possession of the buildings, which may
then be used in combination with NFCC to offer college-
level courses here. That, at least, is the long-term hopes
of commissioners, should Green Industries vacate the
The newly acquired 62-acre parcel, added to the 20
acres that the county already leased from the UF, give
commissioners control over a total of 82 acres. The
entire UH property is 135 acres.
"With 82 acres, it gives us the potential for expansion
in the future," said Halsey, who is spearheading the
effort to construct a horse arena and multi-agency agri-
cultural center on the original 20-acre parcel.


cont from page 1A

Merritt dropped him off, at which point, he broke into
the residence and stole a .357 Ruger and a .22 caliber
Derringer. When Merritt picked him up again, he had
both firearms in his possession.
Shiflett and Derringer later moved to Virginia,
where police recovered the weapons taken from the res-
idence. The pair was extradited back to Jefferson
County June 7, 2007 and through bargaining, Merritt
agreed to testify against Shiflett after he was offered a
guaranteed ten-year sentence in a plea bargain deal and
he.refused it,,choosing to take the case to a jury.
The trial was held in the County Courthouse Feb. 1,
and the jury found Shiflett guilty of the charges the same
day. Judge L. R. Smith sentenced him.

MOBILE HEALTH cont from page 1A

Officials here had concerns about the request. But
they agreed to do it, provided the unit remained under
the control of Jefferson County personnel while in
Gadsden County and that this county was allowed to bill
Medicaid for the services that the unit provided there.
"We never heard back from Gadsden," County
Coordinator Roy Schleicher informed commissioners on
Feb. 21. "So the matter is off the table."


cont from page 1A

wise direction and rotated into the inside lane in front of
Johnson's rig.
Johnson applied his brakes and traveled into the
grass median. Wright and Johnson both went into the
grassy median and Wright's vehicle went across the
grass median and into the eastbound lanes, then reen-
tered the grass median and crossed back into the west-
bound lanes.
Wright's vehicle then went onto the north shoulder
and collided with some trees at the bottom of the
Wright's vehicle came to a final rest facing north on
the north grassy shoulder in the tree line. Johnson's
vehicle came to a final rest in the grassy median facing
Wright was transported to Capital Regional Hospital
with serious injuries. Robert and Johnson received no
The crash was not deemed alcohol-related and all
involved were wearing seat belts.
Wright was charged with careless driving and
improper lane change.
Wright's vehicle sustained $4,500 damage and
Johnson's vehicle sustained $3,500 damage.

Emerald Kinsley, Publisher

Several times, in my columns, I have written about
our soldiers, our Country, and "The Respect For Our
Flag." I've also written of other things such as
"Respect For The Living"; "Making Memories"; and
"Give In The Name Of Jesus."
So many of these columns center around what I call
"Home Raising." Either you've got some or you don't.
I am proud to say that good "home-raising" man-
hers were instilled in me from the time I could talk and
walk. I've always teased by saying that I think I was
taught how to say, "Yes Sir" before I learned'to say
"Mama" or "Daddy." But I truly think my "Yes Sir"
and "Yes Maam," and "Mr." and "Mrs." (to a name) did-
n't run too far behind my first words.
Manners were instilled in me (and my two broth-
ers) from day one. And this, I truly thank my parents
for. I think that, as parents, we can give our children
nothing better (than love) than good manners and the
Christian knowledge of "Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you."
We three were raised to work hard, never quit or
give-up, we could accomplish anything we put our
minds to, and to respect our elders and other people's
property. (Never to leave out "There's nothing worse
than a liar or a thief." If we did something wrong, we
were sure to be reprimanded for it; however, if we lied
about it we got "tore up.")
While growing up, and doing prankish things in
school, I was called into the principal's office (during
the 9th grade) for putting tacks in other students' desks.
I was the only girl called in along with about seven
boys in my class. I remember us standing in front of
the principal's desk as he went through the boys, one
by one, asking them what would happen to them if he
called their parents. I still remember the calm I felt
when I told him that I wouldn't get in as much trouble
as he hoped I would. (Don't get me wrong I didn't
have "free will" with such stuff but teenage pranks
was not on the .top of the list of my Father's don't do
list.) I explained to the principal, that day, that my
Father had done much worse in "his day," however I
KNEW that if I was EVER pulled into that office for
disrespect to a teacher, or for cheating, or for destruc-
tion of property then I would truly fear going home.
While I knew of friends who egged houses and cars,
or toilet-papered houses, I can truly say that I never did
any of that. There are things I could have done/did do,
growing up, that my Dad laughed at and then he would
tell me of things he had done as a teenager. But I,
knew what to NEVER do.
It is truly sad at the number of children, growing up
today, who do not have this "home-training." Our soci-
ety is what it is today, because of the lack of respect
that people have for one another. "Our" children are
not being taught respect for others, respect for elders,
respect for personal property, and not to cheat and lie.
Proverbs 22:6 says: "Train up a child in the way he
should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from
When all is said and done and we're buried six
foot under ground our riches and values will be for-
gotten. But, we will always be remembered for how we
treated each other.
Until then....see you around the town.


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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Monticello News 3A


Monticello News
Staff Writer

Carl Russell Vinson, 48, of 6425
Boston Highway, was arrested Feb. 22
and charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon, and shoot-
ing at an occupied vehicle. Bond was
set at $5,000 and he bonded out the same
Kathleen Calhoun, 40, of 2503 Rabon
Road, was arrested Feb. 22, and charged
with violation of probation/possession
of drug paraphernalia, possession of
marijuana less than 20 grams, and pos-
session of paraphernalia. She has been
placed on work release.
Jason Daniel Briggs, 37, of 1530 W.
Washington St. was picked up Feb. 23,
on Pinellas County warrants charging
him with criminal mischief, fraudulent
use of a credit card, and writ of attach-
ment/failure to pay child support. He
remained in the County Jail Monday
morning, March 3.
Sherry Delois Burnard was arrested
Feb. 24 and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon, firearm.
Bond was set at $2,500 and bonded out
Feb. 27.
Wade Hadleigh Pepper, 31, of 1480
Tennessee St. was arrested Feb. 25 and
charged with grand theft. Bond was set
at $10,000 and he remained housed at
the County Jail Monday morning,

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March 3.
Derrick Lamar Ghee, 29, of 7204
Gamble Road, was arrested Feb. 25 and
charged with aggravated -battery of -a
pregnant victim. Bond was set at
$10,000 and he remained in the County
Jail Monday morning, March 3.
Sean Martin Johnson, 31, of 1676
Moponrecker Dr., Milton FL, was
arrested Feb. 25 and charged with vio-
lation of probation/ driving with
license suspended (habitual). Bond was
withheld and he remained in the
County Jail Monday morning, March 3.
Johnny Thompson, 62, of 265 Nealy
Road, was arrested Feb. 25 by police
and charged with aggravated assault.
Marcus Antwan Wilson, 27, of 830 S.
Railroad St., was arrested Feb. 26 by
and charged with violation of proba-
tion/possession of a controlled sub-
stance. Bond was withheld and he
remained housed in the County Jail
Monday morning, March 3.
Manwell Antwan Davis, 19, of 16
Baptist Rd., Lamont, was arrested
Feb.and charged with aggravated bat-
tery on a pregnant victim. Bond was
set at $5,000 and he bonded out the same
Todd Robert Maggio, 26, of 134 Lori
St., Inglis, FL. was arrested Feb. 28, and
charged with sale of a controlled sub-
stance diazepamm). Bond was set at
$10,000 and he remained housed at the
County Jail Monday morning, March 3.

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March 4, 1998
A state law which became
effective Jan. 1, 1997, requiring
indigent defenders who are able to
do so, pay an upfront application
fee before they are assigned a pub-
lic defender, has netted $7,000 as of
Dec., 1997.
It appears Roostertown will get
a park after all. But it won't be a
playground as originally envi-
sioned. More likely, it will be a
community-style garden, where
participants can plant flowers,
herbs or vegetables.
Jefferson Elementary School
Teacher Beulah Brinson was
named District Teacher of the Year
Friday at a luncheon held at the
Opera House.
March 2, 1988
Jefferson County High School
named its Valedictorian,
Salutatorian and Honor Graduates
Friday. Valedictorian is Scott
David Starling and Salutatorian is
Don Prince Johnston.
Monticello firefighters were
accused Friday of misusing the
county's rebuilt American
LaFrance fire truck.
Fire Chief Wesley was denied
repair estimates by the company
that supplied the truck.
Like liquor outlets in the
northern part of the county, lottery
ticket sales outlets in the northern
confines of the county are doing a
brisk business with Georgians.
March 2, 1978 ff
Acting unanimously, the
County Commission approved an
ordinance presented to them at last
Wednesday's meeting by Wilmer
Bassett which calls for landscap-
ing and maintenance of al new off-
street parking areas containing six

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Thirty-three years ago today, a ft
young war hero from Jefferson
who did not live to see his 21st
birthday, struggled up a blood-
soaked mountain on Iwo Jima
where he planted the first
American flag ever to fly over
Japanese held territory in World
War II.
A man who was shot seven
times while riding a Greyhound
bus through Jefferson County
early Sunday morning is now list-
ed in satisfactory condition at
Tallahassee Hospital.
March 2, 1968
M.E. Twedell, General
Manager of the Florida State Fair,
awarded Donna Weingarden $150
and the Grand Champion prize for
the Florida Table Beef Contest.
Early Sunday afternoon a
Greyhound bus and several pri-
vate cars will leave Monticello
with the members of the Jefferson
County High School band who are
to participate Monday and
Tuesday in the parades during the
Mardi Gras at Mobile, AL.
March 2, 1958
Joe R. Hughes, III, of
Monticello, recently was elected
treasurer I the annual election of
officers of Xi Psi Phiu dental fra-
ternity at Emory University.
Monticello and surrounding
areas will have a full dial tele-
phone system by April 6, according
to an announcement today by
Nelson A. Mahone, district manag-
er of the Southeastern Telephone
March 2, 1948
Construction was started last If
week on the new home for the vet-
erans of Jefferson County.


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Annual Black History Program At JCI

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Local law enforcement
personnel attended the an-
nual Black History Pro-
gram sponsored by
Warden Eric Lane and the
Jefferson Correctional In-


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stitution, Friday, Feb. 22.
Walt McNeil, secretary
for the Department of
Corrections for the State
of Florida, was speaker
for this event. He pre-
sented a program on
"Image," encouraging law
officers to work on their
image. "Don't let the in-
mate make an inmate out
of you," he remarked.
McNeil was with the
Department of Juvenile
Justice for one year prior
to accepting his current
position. He was a police
officer for 18 years, work-
ing his way up through

the ranks before becoming
Chief of the Tallahassee
Police Department,, a posi-
tion he held for 10 years.
Monticello Police
Chief Fred Mosley was in
attendance and was later
able to speak to McNeil
about the Weed and Seed
Program he and others in
the community are inter-
ested in bringing to life in
the Monticello and sur-
rounding areas. The goal
of the program is to
"weed" out the bad ele-
ments and plant the
"seed" of hope for our

Photo Submitted
Monticello Mayor Gerrold Austin and Walt McNeil in at-
tendance at the annual Black History Program held at the
Jefferson Correctional Institution on Feb. 22. McNeil was
the guest speaker, encouraging law enforcement person-
* I 1 . . I L _ .

Photo Submitted
City of Monticello Mayor Gerrold Austin and Monticello
Police Chief Fred Mosley attended the Black History Pro-
gram, held annually, at the Jefferson Correctional Institu-
tion of Feb. 22.


Ornamental Iron Painted Glass
Handcrafted Furniture E Clothing Jewelry
Folk Art W Ceramics Sesonal Decorations
Wood Crafts Pottery Floral Arrangements
Artists' Prints Antiques W Food Court

March 15 & 16,2008

Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Spence Field Moultrie, Ga.
(Sunbelt Expo Site)
4 miles SE of Hwy. 319
on Hwy. 133 fo

Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs, Monticello Mayor Gerrold Austin, Captain
Bennett with the Tallahassee Police Department, and Monticello Police Chief Fred Mosley
attend the annual Black History Program held at the Jefferson Correctional Institution on
Friday, Feb. 22.

Legion To Hold Spaghetti Fundraiser

Monticello News
Staff Writer
American Legion Post
49 and Ladies Auxiliary
will hold a spaghetti dinner
fundraiser at 6:30 "p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 6 at the Le-
gion Hall on South Water
Tickets may be pur-
chased from any American
Legion member, or pay-
ments will be accepted at
the door on the evening of
the event. The cost is $7.50
per person.
State officials will also
be in attendance. They will
include the Florida Depart-
ment Commander Warren
Post, District III Com-
mander Gene Street, and
the Auxiliary District III
President Judy Ripple.
In honor of this occa-
sion and to commemorate
the birthday of the Na-
tional American Legion,
birthday cake will. be
served. There will also be a
collection of WWII uni-
forms and other memora-
bilia on display as well as
books on WWII, which
were donated to the Post 49
some time ago by Don Tay-
Monticello Otto Walker
Post 49 is one of the earliest
American Legion Posts in
To donating, to the
showcase, contact Presi-
dent Ron Slik at 997-8103.
"It's important to have
a good showing -at this
event as these officials are
making a special effort to
attend this fundraiser, and
meet the members of Post
49," reminds Slik. "This is
a meeting you won't want
to miss," he adds.
Since this event is both
a fundraiser for the Auxil-
iary and a celebration of
current and historical hap-
penings, the business meet-
ing for the membership
will be held 9 a.m. on Sat-
urday, Mar. 8, with coffee
and doughnuts.
After the meeting there
will be a yard sale in which
a piano will be the primary
sale item. One reminder to
all who donate, if it doesn't
sell, you takei.back..
There "was- a great
turnout for the Saturday,
Feb. 9 morning meeting of
the American Legion.
According the Auxil-

rnuu By ueuie Soiapp ueu. 11, ui ,
American Legion Post 49 member Charlie Mercer was
honored as "Legion Extraordinaire" at the Dec. 2007 meet-
ing. Don't recognize the name, he was the fellow' that
drove the red corvette in the local parades. Here his widow
Pat and daughter Delight Booth accept a shadow box of
' mementos and his Legion cap. Member Fred Shofner pre-
sented the items to the family.

iary President Sheila Slik
the members attending
were positive about the di-
rection of the club, and
much was accomplished,
and the meetings will con-
tinue at 9 a.m. on the sec-
ond Saturday of each

month for doughnuts, cof-
fee, and a business meet-
After this meeting, the,
membership was invited to]
stay, visit, and try their;
hand at a game of horse-'

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Local Democrats

To Hold St. Pat's


At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, Democrats will be
treated to traditional Irish food, music and special
guests: State Senator Dave Aronberg, Senate Minority
Whip, and other state and local candidates.
Irish stew, shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage
will be served with salad, bread, dessert, and drink, at
Gerry Hall, Christ Episcopal Church.
Suggested donation is $10. Call Gladys Roann at 997-,
5209, or Eleanor Hawkins at 997-2863 for reservations -
and information. Wear green and bring a book for the li-
brary book sale in April. Tickets are now available. ':-, ',,
. In other party news, at the Feb. 19th meeting, new ,
precinct members elected were: Precinct 1, Ashely Hotz;
Precinct 3, Willie Thomas; Precinct 5, Brenda Cooks;
Precinct 6, Gerrold Austin; Precinct 8, Andy Creel,
Precinct 13, Barbara Smith, Prencint 14, Joanne Jen-
nings; Member at Large, Ron Cichon.
Bill McRae and Dave Watkins were reappointed for
2008 as Members at Large.
Other business included approval of the annual
budget and Treasurer Report, and yearly calendar. The
program was presented by Chair Eleanor Hawkins and
vice-Chair Fred Williams, including: "What your Demo-
cratic Party Asks of You" (a power point presentation),
and "Your Suggestions for you Democratic Party in
Democratic Candidates on hand were: Kirk Reams,
Clerk of Circuit Court (for re-election) Angela Gray,
Property Appraiser; Bill Brumfield, Superintendent of
Schools; C. P Miller, District 3 County Commission; La-
Clarence Mays, District 1 School Board; Julie Conley,
State Rep.; House District 10, and Fred Varn, State Rep.
House District 9.
Local Democrats were on hand to hear Congressman

The Jefferson
County Utility
will meet
at 9:00 a.m.
March 12, 2008
at the
Jefferson County
Coordinator's Office
450 West Walnut Street

Allen Boyd address the
crowd at Florida Demo-
cratic Party's Legislative
Appreciation Day, Feb. 5 in
Tallahassee. CFO Alex Sink
spoke and Hon. Loranne
Ausley and Hon. Curtis
Richardson, and others re-
tiring because of term lim-
its, were honored by the
State Party
Nora and Earl Hoover,
Eleanor and John Hawkins
learned about caucusing
when they attended the
March 1 Congressional Dis-
trict 4 Caucus in Jack-

The Dept. of Military Affairs requests bids from Qualified
General Contractors for the Renovation of the Tallahassee
National Guard Armory, Tallahassee, Florida.
CFMO Project No. 207005

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting:
March 19, 2008 10:00 a.m. EST
Last Day for Bidders questions: April 2, 2008 8:00 a.m. EST
Bid Due Date: April10, 2008 10:00 a.m. EST

Technical questions as well as purchase of plans,
specifications, or drawings to Skinner Vignola McLean, Inc.,
Mr. Jim Vignola at

For a complete copy of this solicitation you
MUST visit the Vendor Bid System in the web site,
or call the Construction and Facility Management Office,
Contracting Department at (904) 823-0255 Michele Dobbs,
or (904)823-0256 Bobbie Smith.

March 6
Jefferson County Mo-
bile Health Unit will offer
free blood pressure checks
from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Thurs-
day at Walkers Store in
Waukeenah. For more in-
formation contact Gena
Kelly at 274-0676, or 342-
0170 x137 after 2 p.m.
March 6
Prayer Breakfast is
held 7 8 a.m. on the first
Thursday of each month
for breakfast and a meet-
ing. For more information
contact coordinator L.
Gary Wright at
lgwright39( A(embarcq- or 933-5567
March 6
American Legion Post
49 will host a spaghetti
dinner fundraiser 6:30
p.m. on Thursday at the
Legion Hall on South
Water Street. Tickets may
be purchased from any
American Legion mem-
ber, or payments will be
accepted at the door on
the evening of the event.
The cost is $7.50 per per-
son. Contact President
Ron Slik at 997-8103 for
more information.
March 6
Monticello Main
Street meets at noon on
the fihl'st Thursday of the
month at the Monti-
cello/Jefferson County
Chamber of;-Comme'ce. "

March 6

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 informa-
tion at 386-2131.
March 7
Turkey Hunt Relay
For Life Fundraiser will
conclude at noon on Fri-
day for the "Half Day
Guided Hunt." Call Dana
Lastinger at 508-2174 to
purchase tickets.
March 7
Jefferson County Mo-
bile Health Unit will offer
free blood pressure checks
from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Friday
at Lloyd First Baptist
Church. For more infor-
mation contact Gena Kelly
at 274-0676, or 342-0170
x137 after 2 p.m.
March 7
Jefferson Idol 2008
meeting will be held at
4:30 p.m. on Friday at the
Teen Center on Tiger
Lane.-Do you want to be
the Jefferson Idol? Don't
miss this interesting
March 7
Ashville Area Volun-
teer Fire Department
meets 6:30 p.m. on the first
Friday of each month, at
the fire station. Contact
Fire Chief John Staffieri
at 997-6807 for more de-

March 7
Monticello Rotary
Club meets every Friday
at noon at the Monti-
cello/Jefferson Chamber
of Commerce on West
Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact President Judson
Freeman at 997-0370 for
club information.
March 7
Tupelo's Caf6 will do-
nate a percentage of all
Friday sales receipts to
the Jefferson County Hu-
mane Society Consider
making your making your
major purchases on this
March 8
Vi and Clyde Payton
will host a 25th anniver-
sary retreat for the
Florida Artists' Black-
smith Association 9 a.m. -
5 p.m. on Saturday at 250
Payton Road. The retreat
is open to the public; bring
eye protection for demon-
strations and classes.
Lunch will be furnished,
bring a covered dish to
share if you'd like.
March 8
American Legion Post
49 and Ladies Auxiliary
will hold a Business Meet-
ing at 9am and Yard Sale
Saturday after the meet-
March 8
Altrusa of Monticello
will hold-. a Junk and
Treasure Sale beginning

at 8 a.m. on Saturday at
the Monticello Opera
House. Call 997-4242 for
more information.
March 8
Red Hats meet at 11:30
a.m. on the second Satur-
day of each month for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact Maggie Shofner at
997-2442 for more informa-
March 8
AA meetings are held
8 p.m. Saturday at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street.
For more information call
997-2129, 997-1955.
March 10
Masonic Lodge #5
meets 7:30 p.m. on the sec-
ond and fourth Monday at
the Hiram Masonic Lodge,
235 Olive Street in Monti-
cello. Contact Roy Faglie
at 933-2938 for more infor-
March 10
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Mon-
day at the Eagles Nest on
South Water Street. For
information contact Scout
Leader Paul Wittig at 997-
1727 or 997-3169. /
March 10
AA Women's Meeting
is held 6:45 p.m. on Mon-
days; AA and Al-Anon
meetings are held at 8 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church.
Annex, 425 North Cherry"
Street. For more informa-i
tion call 997-2129, 997-1955.

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Opera House


Set For 2008


Monticello News
Managing Editor
The Opera House
Stage Co. will hold open
auditions for its 2008 sea-
son 4:30 p.m. Saturday,
March 8, and 6 p.m. Sun-
day, March 9.
The next production is
"Alibis," a dinner theater
murder mystery with
parts for five men and four
women. Performances,
will be the first two week-
ends in May.
The Summer produc-
tion will be the romantic
comedy, "Later Life," with
auditions on May 18 and 19

(details to follow), and per-
formances the 2nd and 3rd
weekends of July
The Fall production is
"Nice People Dancing to
Good Country Music," a
comedy set in a Texas
honky tonk. Auditions are
July 27 and 28, and per-
formances are the 3rd and
4th weekends of Sept.
Each of these shows
call for men and women of
various ages. Interested
parties are asked to attend
the auditions, March 8 or
9, at the Opera House. Ex-
perience is not required:
we train! Call 997-4242 for
more info.

Relay For Life

Volunteers Sought

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Relay For Life volun-
teers are needed for the Jef-
ferson County weekend
event to be held Friday and
Saturday April 25 and 26.
Volunteers are asked to do-
nate as much of their time
as they comfortably can.
Contact Publicity
Chair Jo Morris at 997-4985
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Monticello News Photo By uenbie Snapp, Dec. 9, 2007zo 1-u .. j I .., '1
Relay for Life Events.
Dorothy Drexel St. Pierre is just one of the artists to display
her artwork during the upcoming Tour of Homes scheduled for
March 15 and 16. Members' works will be oq display through
March. She is a graduate of Valdosta State College in the Arts.

Jefferson Arts Gallery Show .th r AtTV A

On During TourOf Homes
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson Arts, Inc. will offer a new exhibit featuring
its members' works, Saturday, Mar. 15 through Saturday,
Mar. 29.
As an official stop on the Monticello Tour of Homes,
Jefferson Arts Gallery is offering special hours during
the weekend of the tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15,
and from I to 5 p.m., March 16.
Light refreshments will be served both days. Meet the
artists and enjoy viewing works of art from all mediums.
The Gallery is located at 575 West Washington Street
in Monticello and is regularly open Wednesdays and Sat-
urdays from 10 a.m. 2 p.m., or by appointment.
Jefferson Arts, Inc. is a non-profit group with the goal
of promoting art and art education in the Monticello area
of North Florida and South Georgia.
For more information contact the Gallery at 997-3311,
or visit the website at www.jeffersonartsgallerycom

IVIiUl i / ALjjiivio
Jefferson County Middle/High School will hold an
FCAT Blitz all day Friday, March 7 to help psych students
for the coming tests.
Speakers from Florida State University are among the
events planned for the day, along with a pep rally

Everything You Need
Whatever information you're looking for, real estate,
job listings, sports highlights or local news, the
newspaper has got you covered. Call 997-3568 to have
all of this and more delivered to your doorstep daily.
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Hey, kids! Like to draw, paint and color?
Then you won't want to miss out on the chance to show
off your artistic skills in our Easter Coloring Contest.

The contest is open to all, kids ages 2-13. Entries must
be submitted to the newspaper by 5 p.m., Friday, March
A panel of area judges will select one winner from each
age category: 2-4, 5-8 and 9-13. First place winners will
receive four movie passes. Winners will be published in
the March 21st Jefferson County Journal.

* You must be between the ages of 2 and 13 to enter the 0
* You may only enter the contest once.
* You must use the original entry form.
* You may color the picture anyway you want.
* You must submit the entry form and picture no later than 5
p.m., Friday, March 14.
l- Coloring Contest Entry Form
Deadline for all entries is 5 p.m., Friday, March 14. Children
of newspaper employees are not eligible to enter.


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Brynwood Center hosted a wed-
ding reception for resident Theodore
Collins and Susie M. Gallon Thomp-
son 9:45 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, with the
Rev. Louis Anderson, of Mt Pleasant
Church, performing the ceremony.
The Center staff decorated the re-
ception area in festive wedding style,

prepared the food, and created the
tiered wedding cake. All took time
from their busy schedules to witness
the exchange of vows.
In attendance to enjoy this special
moment was Collins' daughter
Roberta Palmer and niece Barbara
Collins Washington; and Thompson's
daughter Catherine Smith; along with
several other family members and

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H. Brown of
Columbus, GA. an-
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ment of their
daughter Joan
Renay Brown to
Kevin Hamm, son
of Katie Mae and
Roosevelt Hamm
of Monticello.
The wedding is
planned for 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 8,
in the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses on US
Highway 19 South
in Albany, GA.
Paternal grand-
parents of the

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dred and the late
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FL. Maternal
grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Ben-
jamin P. Lewis of
Albany, Ga.
The bride-to-be
is a graduate of
Hanau American
High School in
Hanau, Germany.
The groom-to-be
is a 2003 graduate
of Jefferson County
High School in
The couple will
reside in Albany.

Staci Lee Lilliston To

Marry Anton Fendrick, III

Staci Lee Lilliston and Anton V. Fendrick III

Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp 2/25/08

Theodore Collins and Susie M. Gallon Thompson exchange wedding vows Monday,
Feb. 25, at Brynwood Center, hosted by the staff. Tossing confetti after the kiss are: on
left, Roberta Palmer, daughter of Collins, and on right, Catherine Smith, daughter of

Tom and Melinda Lilliston, of Wau-
keenah, announce the engagement and
upcoming marriage of their daughter,
Staci Lee Lilliston, to Anton V
Fendrick, III, son of Tony and Pam
Fendrick, of Tallahassee.
The bride-elect is employed with
the Dqpartment of Corrections and

will graduate from Florida State Uni-
versity in April.
Anton attended Tallahassee Com-
munity College, and is the owner of
Fendrick Lawn Service, in Tallahassee.
The wedding will be held May 10, at
the Retreat at Bradleys Pond, in Talla-

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Spotted Sea Trout, Gulf Snook Seasons

Lazaro Aleman
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The recreational har-

vest seasons for
spotted seatrout in
North Florida and
for Gulf coast snook
reopened March 1,
making the sport
harvest of spotted
Sseatrout and snook
- open in all Florida
seatrout harvest is
not allowed during
February each year in
Florida's Atlantic coast wa-
ters north of the Fla-
gler/Volusia counties line

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north of a line running
due west from the western-
most point of Fred Howard
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about 1.17 miles south of
the Pinellas/Pasco coun-
ties line. This one-month
closure helps maintain the
abundance of spotted
The maximum daily
bag limit for spotted
seatrout in reopened wa-
ters north of the estab-
lished boundaries is five
fish per person. In waters

south of these boundaries,
the daily limit is four fish
per person.
The statewide slot
limit for spotted seatrout is
15-20 inches total length.
Anglers, however, may
keep one spotted seatrout
larger than 20 inches as
part of the daily bag lim-
Spotted seatrout may
not be harvested by any
multiple hooks with live or
dead natural bait, and
snagging or snatch-hook-
ing spotted seatrout is not
allowed. Spotted seatrout

Lazaro Aleman
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) added
more than 33,000 acres to
the wildlife management
area (WMA) system at its
February meeting, provid-
ing additional recreational
activities for outdoors en-
Five of the areas are in
the FWC's North Central
Belmore WMA, in Clay
County, consists of ap-
proximately 8,737 acres.
There will be three three-
day archery hunts, a three-
day muzzleloading gun
hunt and a two-day family
hunt. For general gun,
there will be one four-day
hunt and one five-day
Small game consists of
six three-day hunts, and
there will be three three-
day spring turkey hunts.
Fishing and frogging are
allowed throughout the
year. Tracked vehicles, air-
boats, unlicensed motorcy-
cles and ATVs are
prohibited. Camping is
prohibited. Bird dogs are
allowed during small game
season. All other hunting
with dogs is prohibited.
Horses and bicycles are al-
lowed on roads and desig-
nated trails only Visitors
must enter and exit at des-
,,ignated entrances.
IS. Four Creeks WMA is -
4pproximately 13,147 acres
Nassau County Open
seasonss include archery -
ree three-day hunts;
Jiuzzleloading gun three-
(ay season; family hunt -
two-day hunt; general.gun
one four-day hunt and
one five-day hunt; small
game six three-day hunts;
spring turkey three three-
day hunts; waterfowl -
legal during the statewide
seasons; and fishing and
frogging throughout the

Tracked vehicles, air-
boats, unlicensed motorcy-
cles and ATVs are
prohibited. Bird dogs are
allowed during small game
and waterfowl seasons. All
other hunting with dogs is
prohibited. Horses and bi-
cycles are allowed on
roads and designated
trails only Visitors must
enter and exit at desig-
nated entrances, which in-
clude navigable
Hatchet Creek WMA,
in Alachua County, con-
sists of approximately
2,760 acres. Open seasons
are archery three three-
day hunts; muzzleloading
gun three-day season;
family hunt two-day
hunt; general gun two
three-day hunts; spring.
turkey three three-day
hunts; and fishing and
frogging throughout the
year. Tracked vehicles, air-
boats, unlicensed motorcy-
cles and ATVs are
Hunting with dogs is
prohibited. Bicycles are al-
lowed on roads and desig-
nated trails only A valid
quota permit is required
of all persons entering the
area on hunt days.
Hunters must enter
and exit only through des-
ignated entrances and are
required to check in and
out at the check station.
All game must also be
Log Landing WMA is
in Dixie County and is ap-
proximately 1,147 acres.
Open season will include
archery two hunts, 16-day
and nine-day; muzzleload-
ing gun three-day season;
small game six three-day
hunts; spring turkey -
nine-day season; and fish-
ing and frogging through-
out the year. Motorized
vehicles are prohibited.
Hunting deer or hogs
with dogs is prohibited.


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Bird dogs or dogs with a
shoulder height of 15
inches or less are allowed
only during the small
game season. Dogs on a
leash may be used for
tracking. Fires are also
prohibited, as is the taking
of wildlife with center-fire
rifles. Users must enter
and exit at designated en-
trances or via the Suwan-
nee River.
Thomas Creek WMA,
approximately 1,753 acres,
is in Duval County The
area will have the follow-
ing open seasons: archery -
three three-day hunts;
muzzleloading gun three-
day season; family hunt -
two-day hunt; general gun
- two three-day hunts;
small game six three-day
hunts; spring turkey -
three three-day hunts; and
fishing and frogging
throughout the year. Hunt-
ing deer or hogs with dogs
is prohibited. Bird dogs
and dogs with a shoulder
height of less than 15
inches are allowed. A valid
quota permit is required
of all persons entering the
area on hunt days, except
the small game season.
Everyone entering or exit-
ing the area must use des-
ignated entrances.
The last area is in Polk
County in the FWC's
Southwest Region.
The Hilochee WMA -
Osprey Unit consists of
6,336 acres: Open seasons
for wild hogs will include
archery two two-day
hunts; family hunt two-
day hunt; general gun hog-
still two-day hunt; ,
general gun hog-dog two
two-day hunts; two two-
day spring turkey hunts.
Deer are not legal on this
WMA at this time because
of low populations. Users
must enter and exit at a
designated entrance.
Airboats, tracked vehi-
cles, motorcycles,, ATVs
and outboard motors
larger than 10 horsepower
are prohibited. Horses are
allowed during non-hunt-
ing periods on designated
trails and named or num-
bered roads. Bicycles are
allowed year-round. Nets,
fish traps, trotlines, set
lines, minnow seines, cast
nets and bush hooks are
prohibited. Bird dogs and
dogs with a shoulder
height of 15 inches or less
for taking small game are
allowed, and dogs of any
size during the general
gun hog-dog season are al-

Reopen M

may be taken only with
hook-and-line gear and cast
nets and must be landed in
a whole condition.
The harvest of snook
is not allowed in all of
Florida's Gulf, Everglades
National Park and Monroe
County coastal and inland
waters in December, Janu-
ary and February each
year to help protect snook
populations during the
colder months when snook
are most vulnerable.
Anglers may harvest
one snook between 28 and
33 inches total length per

larch 1st

day from these reopened
waters. In Florida's At-
lantic coastal and inland
waters, including Lake
Okeechobee and the
Kissimmee River, anglers
may keep one snook be-
tween 28 and 32 inches
total length per day
Licensed saltwater an-
glers must purchase a $2
permit to harvest snook.
Snatch-hooking and spear-
ing snook are prohibited,
and it is illegal to buy or
sell snook. Snook regula-
tions also apply in federal




The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
the following items for recycling:

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

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

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

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,
paint, paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers clearly marked to
identify contents)

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

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

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

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

FWC Adds Six New Areas

For Recreational Activities

Wednesday, March 5, 20UU08

9A Monticello News





Derrick Martin Named JCMHS

Teacher Of Year Nominee
Managing Editor
Derrick Martin has been named Jefferson
County Middle/High School Teacher of the Year
Nominee. He has taught for three years, Middle
School Math, grades 7-9, and Business Education,
grades 6-12. He earned his Bachelor of Science de-
gree in Business Administration from Florida
Agriculture and Mechanical University, and is cer-
tified in Business Education and Math.
His Principal Juliette Fisher-Jackson wrote
of him: "Enthusiasm is everywhere in his math
classroom. Under his direction, students are al-
ways actively engaged in learning. He incorporates a hands-
on approach with the class enthusiastically working on
projects and applying standards he ahs taught or is in the
process of teaching.
"To carry out his professional responsibilities, he
gives generously of his time and his work extends beyond
the school day He sets high standards for himself and his
students, and works hard to see that they are met. He is
constantly broadening his knowledge, improving his
skills, and sharing with his peers what he has learned.
He serves as chairman of the Math department and
is a valuable resource to the faculty and is pursuing his
Master's degree in mathematics.
Martin believes that the teacher is the ultimate
model for the learner. He or she must demonstrate the
value of lifelong learning by seeking professional
growth, and working with peers to share ideas and
Peer coaching and reviews are helpful to the be-
ginning teacher, in discussing and refining teach- ei
ing strategies., classroom management, lesson e
plans, parental contact, and other issues as neces- Lois Hunter
scary. JIeterson County
Teacher study groups consist of groups of e Ta. Collector
teachers that join forces to learn new strategies
for increasing student achievement within the school
Modeling professionalism as a teacher is something
that must be part of one's character. Being a teacher is
not a 7-4 job, but a lifestyle led by the individual. Al-
ternative ideas are necessary in the teaching process,.so if one does-
n't Weork, another will.
Martin notes that in order for students to care about what he has for them to learn,
he discovered that he must immerse himself in what they consider important. Students
se9 their extracurricular activities as a major part of who they are. These activities also
allow him to get to know the parents and discuss items of concern or praise about their
students in a comfortable setting. I have support from parents because they know that I
care about their students' futures.

Indy Mack Named JCMHS

Teacher Of Year Nominee

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Managing Editor
Indy Mack has been named Jeffer-
son Elementary School Teacher of the
Year Nominee. She has taught in Floridal
for 14 years, and for the last two years sh
has taught Grade three.
She holds Bachelor and Master of
Science Degrees in Elementary Educa-g I
tion, from Florida Agricultural and Me-
chanical University
Her principal Dr. Rhonda Flanagan
wrote of Mack: "I have observed her
teachings on many occasions and in all -
areas I have found her planning to be pu-.
poseful, her delivery to be targeted, and "
her classroom management
to be effective.
"She demonstrates
her love and passion for
working with academically diverse student populations by
instilling in them the desire to achieve, and by imple-
menting an endless repertoire of interventions to ensure
Parent Brenda Graham wrote: "I have witnessed first ....
hand Mrs. Mack's love for her profession and each child
whom she teaches. She is smart and witty, and cares scleVad.
about each child as if he/she were her own. She ap-n e at
preaches each situation with the utmost professional- sta
ism and dedication, and always welcomes parental
involvement." Mark v
Mack believes as an educator all students can LiQ. Real g
learn, and it is her duty to expand upon those needs
by assessing the needs of each student. In addition, 31 850C99,-
state government, school districts, principals, teach-
ers, parents, students, and communities should be Prou
held accountable for a student's education.udsupporter
State organizations should be graded according Jefferson
to their support. Should poor districts receive less -- ..
money? Should economic status play a role? Governments should find solid---
grants that can fund outreach programs to help all students succeed.
Mack considers the lack of parental involvement a major public issue in education
today. She believes that schools can bridge the gap between parents and schools by com-
municating with parents and discovering their needs and
Reading and Math are the content areas most benefi-
cial to students. Students need to be explicitly taught to
read so they can apply their reading knowledge to real lifeO
situations. Studying Math helps students learn skills that n9 1
promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills.
To develop professionalism in her field, Mack con-
stantly searches for avenues to expand and improve heri TTO
knowledge of content and strategies. She serves as a
mentor and advisor for beginning teachers and is the teac
Grade Level Lead Teacher for her grade, and collabo- of the
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SOA Monticello News Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Super Bowl Victory

Celebration Slated

Monticello News
Staff Writer
'. The family of Jeffer-
son County native son

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Sam-Madison, Jr., re-
minds members of the
community that a Super
Bowl Victory Celebration
in honor of the New York
Giants' 17-14 defeat of the
New England Patriots on
Sunday, Feb. 3 in Super
Bowl XLII in Arizona at
the University of Phoenix
Stadium event is slated
for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Satur-
day, March 8, at the Old
Jefferson County High
School auditorium on
Tiger Lane
Madison, Jr. will be on
hand and attendees are re-
minded not to forget their
cameras during the event.
Coordinator Mary
Madison, Sam's mom,
wants the community to
know this event is being
held rather than the An-
nual Education Rally
"Since Sam's moved to the
New York Giants organi-
zation, he has not acti-

vated his Madison Avenue
For Kids Foundation, but
Sam still wanted to inter-
act with the youth, their
families and the entire
community. With his out-
standing accomplish-
ments, we felt this Super
Event would afford him
the opportunity to do so,"
she said.
"All students in Jeffer-
son County are cordially
invited, as well as Boys
and Girls Club members,
4-H Club members, Boys
.and Girl Scout members,
Teen Center members,
and any other youth, civic
or church groups," said
Madison. She reminds
that children age pre-K
through eighth grade, be
accompanied by a parent
or guardian, however,
club members may attend
with their leaders. "We
are also requesting the
presence of all city and
county officials and staff,
and everyone in the com-
munity and county."
She added that for this
joyous occasion and in the
spirit of "Giving Back To
The Community", that
every participant is asked
to donate one or more
canned goods or non-per-
ishable food items, which
will in turn be donated to
the local food banks or
'needy families.
"Sam and his siblings
have always been taught
to give to others less fortu-
nate, and when you do,
blessings are always re-
turned," concluded Madi-

Monticello N
'Staff Writer
The vars
Tigers cinch
win of the se
day, Feb. 28,
the FAMU L.
27-4, to stand

Tigers Cinch First Season
T Coach Regina Crews each Jeffersonr
ews said the Lady Tigers scored at least 1
played with the strong and some score
ity Lady hearts and souls of the as four runs ea
ed their first real Tiger spirit sparked The Lady T
3ason Thurs- to life, and each dis- face Franklin C
defeating played their on-the-field p.m., Tuesday, I
ady Rattlers, skills around the dia- there; and Tayl
l 1-3 on the mond. as 6 p.m., Thurs
Crews added that March 6, there.

two runs,
d as many
igers will
County, 4
March 4,
or County

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Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Feb. 27, 2008
Lady Tigers defeat the FAMU Lady Rattlers, 27-4, Thursday, Feb. 28, for their first vic-
tory of the season. Displaying the Tiger spirit are from left to right, back row, coach
Steve Hall and Breterrica White. Front row, Misty Watson, Ashley Malika Norton, Shanta
Brooks, Asia Walker, Michelle Watson, Jana Barber, Alicia Lewis and Shanice Brooks.

Tiger JV Baseball Roster

Monticello News ,
Staff Writer
There are 16 young
Tigers on the team this
year, they include:
Ninth graders Raymond

Tiger Baseball

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
varsity baseball team
dropped two opening sea-
son games amid a barrage
of inconsistencies and
miscues, reports Coach
Alfreddie Hightower.
In the season opener
against John Paul II, held
in extremely cold weather,
Feb. 13, the Tigers lost 11-
"As a team we had
some bright spots, how-
ever, we could not over-
come the error's," said
Telvin Norton had a
good night at bat, con-
tributing a walk, swatting
a double, smacking a
triple and ripping out a
home run.
James Jones con-
tributed two singles; and
AJ Murphy had a single
and a double.
In the game against
Franklin County, the
Tigers were defeated 14-4.
"In this game we never
got the momentum going
at all," said Hightower.
"Our pitching was all over
the place, giving up ten
base-on-balls, and three
batters hit-by-pitch. As a
team, we committed nine
errors, most of which
were third-out errors.
The Tigers did not
have any players with
multiple hits, but Jones
smacked a double.
"Bright spots are our
younger players, sixth,
seventh and eighth

ads 0-2
graders who are adapting
well to the varsity compe-
tition," said Hightower
Tigers square off
against Franklin County, 4
p.m., March 4, there in a
district game; and Maclay,
4 p.m., March 6, here, in
district play.

James and Sheldrick
Duhart; eighth grader:.
Evan Higdon; seventh
graders Chalrmain Cru-
mity, Taravious Brown,
Qwentrious Blue, Gen-
erque Noel, Treveon Ed-

wards, and Lenorris
.._J0oo.tman;:andcsixth.., ..
graders:, Kenny Madi-
son, Bennie Morris,
Ricky Bellamy, Darius
Pleas, Jacob Barr, and
Nathanel Lewis.


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What Can Investors Learn
From Gardeners?
Provided by Robert J. Davison
Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon
be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But'
even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take
advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the
growth of another valuable piece of property your invest-
ment portfolio. -. . p :
Actually, you can find a few similarities between successful
gardening and effective investing. For starters, both garden-
ers and investors need to consider their individual circum-
stances. If, for example, your garden is in a shady part of
your yard, you might be able to grow some nice geraniums,
but you'll have tougher time with roses, which crave the
sun. As an investor, you'll also find that some investments
are more appropriate for your situation than others. So, be-
fore you purchase a stock, bond, certificate of deposit or
government security, you'll need to determine if it's suitable
for your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals.
Furthermore, just as gardeners don't usually grow only one
variety of flower or one fruit or vegetable, you, as an in-
vestor, shouldn't stick with one type of investment vehicle.
If you own nothing but aggressive growth stocks, you'll
likely take on too much risk. Conversely, if you "are too
conservative" and invest only in government bonds and
certificates of deposit, you'll probably never achieve the
growth you need, and your earnings may not even keep
pace with inflation. Instead, build a portfolio containing a
variety of investments that, when put together, is designed
to help you make progress toward your objectives.
Another trait exhibited by gardeners and worthy of emula-
tion by investors is patience. If you were dissatisfied with-
the growth of a plant after just a few days, would you up-
root it and put another plant in its place? Probably not. In-
stead, you'd nurture the original plant, hoping that, in the
lbng term, it is possible for it to grow. The same thinking
can apply to investments. Over the short term, your invest-
ment choices will fluctuate in price, and sometimes you
may be frustrated by what you perceive as the lack of
progress. But instead of constantly selling off investments
and buying new ones, you'll likely be better off choosing
quality securities and holding them for a period of many
years. Eventually, your efforts may be rewarded.
What else do gardeners do that might be relevant to in-
vestors? For one thing, they get rid of weeds that can choke
off the growth of flowers or vegetables. As an investor, you
too may benefit from occasionally "pruning" your portfolio
of those investments that no longer meet your needs, and,
in fact, take up space that could otherwise be more prof-
itably used. That's why it's a good idea to review your hold-
ings at least once a year.
Finally, just as backyard "diggers" may turn to master gar-
deners for advice and guidance, you, as an investor, could
quite likely benefit from the services of a financial advisor -
an experienced professional who knows the markets and
who will take the' time to understand your situation, needs
and goals.
So the next time you see some industrious gardeners mak-
ing something beautiful and productive in their yards,
watch them closely. Their skills and habits might be pro-
ductively transferred to you as you invest for the future.

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- -_
Making Sense of Investing

* Last year, over half of our
clients who were not required
to file received a refund of
$500 or more.
* Recipients of Social Security,
Railroad Retirement Board bene-
fits, and certain veteran's ben-
fits may be able to use this in
come to qualify for the tax re

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* Those who qualify for the re
bate will receive between
$300-$600 ($600-$1200 for
joint filers) plus $300 for each
eligible child.
* For those who qualify for a re
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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, March 10, 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.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Monticello News 11A


ACA New English Teacher

Matthew Campbell

,Monticello News
Staff Writer
Matthew Campbell, 25, is the
newest teacher to join the staff at Au-
cilla Christian Academy He replaces
teacher Jamie Newberry and teaches
12th Grade English IV, 7th and 8th
Grade Language Arts, and serves for
11th grade homeroom and study hall.
He attended The Florida State Uni-
versity and earned his Bachelors of
Science in Secondary English Educa-
"This is my first year teaching
professionally but I have done stu-
dent teaching in Leon and Gadsden
Counties at Fairview Middle School,
Elizabeth Cobb Middle School, East
Gadsden High School, and Lawton
Chiles High School," said Campbell.
I have also been tutoring for ten
"I have always considered teach-
ing to be one of the noblest professions.
The field of education combines many
of my interests, and allows me to 'hang
out' with some amazing kids all day I
think the decision to become a teacher
comes down to three teachers who I
had growing up who made a huge im-
pact on my life; an impact for which I
will be eternally grateful," he added.
He finds his biggest challenge to be
juggling work, because there are thou-
sands of tasks that teachers perform
everyday and finding the right median
to balance these demands has been his
biggest challenge.
When it comes to any frustrations
on the job, Campbell said, "I am pretty
flexible with my lesson plans. I know a
good teacher always has to think on his
feet. Still, when there is something I re-
ally want to get accomplished in the
classroom and there just doesn't seem
to be enough time it can be incredibly
frustrating. I spend a lot of time and
energy planning my classes, and some-
times those plans don't come to
Campbell stated that his biggest
hope for his students this year is to es-
tablish a productive classroom commu-
nity where they can feel safe enough to
take risks and make their education
their own. "I want students to leave my


classroom not only with knowledge of
reading and writing, but with a better
understanding of the world and their
place in it.
He said he loves teaching all of his

Matthew Campbell

students, but he would have to say that
the middle school kids are his favorite
age range to teach. "They are incredi-
bly energetic and eager to learn. They
always make my classrooms interesting
and keep me on my toes,"'he added.
Campbell was born in an Army
hospital in Monterrey CA, Both of his
parents were in the Navy and they
moved around quite a bit. He started
off in Monterrey and San Diego, CA;
and has also lived in Meridian, MS; and
Pensacola, Orlando, Tampa, and Talla-
"I have been most looking forward
to trying out some.of the ideas I have
been developing for my classroom over
the past three years," said Campbell. "I
love working with the students and wit-
nessing their creativity and learning in
He has a wife, Stephanie Long
Campbell and describes himself as
being, crazy "but I think anyone who


enjoys teaching middle school must be
at least slightly insane. I am an ener-
getic and fun-loving teacher who
deeply cares about the English lan-
guage and the relationship his students
have with it. I love to hear laughter in
my classroom, and to get my students
thoroughly engaged with the material.
I am not afraid to be ridiculous, but I
am also very conscious of what will
and will not be effective to producing
the desired learning gains in my class-
Campbell said he hopes that when
his students look back at their educa-
tional careers they will remember
him as a teacher who truly cared
about their education and cared
about them. "I know they will re-
member me for some of the crazy
things I do in the classroom. I hope
to be one of those teachers who
makes a strong impact in their lives,
introduces them to a world of learn-
ing and instills in them a strong sense
of confidence and pride."
He says he considers his strong
points to be that he is very good at en-
gaging students with the material. "I
often wake up in the middle of the
night with new ideas for how to teach.
I reflect and modify my own perform-
ance in order to better meet the needs
of my students. I enjoy pushing my
students beyond their own percep-
tions of their limitations," said Camp-
Campbell has many hobbies. "I am
an avid reader and I love to write in
just about any genre. I coach soccer in
Tallahassee, and also play in an adult
league. I am a huge movie and music
buff, but am very picky about both
what I watch and what music I listen
to. I love to act, though I haven't been
in any productions since 2002. My fa-
vorite pastime is playing guitar and
He concluded, "I am incredibly
happy to be here at Aucilla Christian
Academy This school has been a
blessing in my life in many ways. I
hope that the students I teach can see
the love that I have for this profession,
this school, and for them. Each day
they fill me with wonder, make me
laugh and make me proud."


Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian
Academy juniors are
completing final details
for the Junior/Senior
luncheon and prom,
slated for Friday and
Saturday, March 7 and 8.
As is tradition, the
ACA juniors plan the
events, choose a theme
and raise all funds as a
gift for the soon graduat-

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This year's chosen
theme, "Night Under the
Stars in Paris". Festivi-
ties begin with the jun-
ior/senior luncheon,
Friday at the Mays
House, Carrie Ann &
Company, at noon for a
festive luncheon
The juniors deco-
rated the business simi-
lar to a French caf6.
Approximately 85 stu-
dents are expected to at-

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day at
the Silver Slipper in Tal-
The hall will also be
decorated with the
French theme and 85
students are expected to
attend. Eighth graders
will be serving those
The local band, 19-
South, will be on hand
providing a variety of
live music for students.
Serving as chaper-
ones are Rhonda and
Terry Dobson, Michelle
and Keith Tharpe, and
Richard Finlayson.
Rick Dollar will provide
security for the event,
and photographer Betsy


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Jefferson County Seminole Club invites you to attend an

To Honor 50 year graduates of FSU

Thursday, March 27, 2008
11:30 am- 1:00,pm
Monticello Opera House

Speaker will be Eddie Woodward, Archivist for Heritage Protocol
Memorabilia from throughout the years of student life
at Florida State University will be on display

Public is invited ~ Tickets $15
Limited Seating Call 997-3112 for tickets


12A Monticello News

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

SPACIOUS Newly Renovated 1/1
apartments and 2/1 Furnished, short
or long term. w/AC, Laundry, Park-
ing. Also office space.
Call 850-212-3142

Space Cherry Street Commons.
750 Sq. Ft. $540. Month.
500 Sq. Ft. $460. Month.
Call Katrina at 510-9512

APTS., 1468 S. Waukee
Office 300, Monticello. 1
BR/HUD vouchers accept
997-6964 TTYL 711 Equ
Housing Opportunity.

Coopers Ridge New H
cious 1600 sq. ft. 3 Bdr./2
car Garage Close to ev
$950. Mo. Matt Robins
7250 Evenings.

anah St

Mobile Home Lot- 1 Acre Cleared
and Ready to go. Close to town.
$34,900. 942-7250

CALL 850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales
1/9 6/27,c

ted. 850- and MINI BARNS. Custom De-
ial signed to fit your NEEDS. Call
Josiah today at 877-597-4337.
10/12,tfn,c 2/20,22,27,29,3/5,7,12,14,19,21,c

ome Spa-
Ba with 2
son 942-


Modular Home on 1/2 acre, near
JCKC, 3BR/ 2Bth, 1500 Sq.Ft.,
No smokers/no pets. Call 997-0342
Room For Rent
"Are You A Woman on Social
Security?" "Would you like to live
on a farm?" Enjoy the animals,
meet people, private kitchen, fresh
chicken eggs, Tv, washer & dryer.
$400 a month, security
Clearance Required
850-342-9918 After 6 p.m.
2/29, 3/5,7,12,pd
1- Room efficiency Apartment
Available March 3rd $350. mo.
Deposit and lease required.
997-6492 Leave message.
House on 1235 E. Pearl St. 4/br/3
BA. Central Heat and Air- Carport,
Laundry Rm. Call James Pafford at
2/29, 3/5,7,12,14,19,21

Real Estat

Sein Real Estate Since 1972
Experience can help!
Noble Subdivision 3 bedroom 2 bath
DW. carport and big shed $89,900
In town 2 bedroom i bath home
wood floors, high ceilings $129,900
OneAcreClark Rd $25,000
AuciIlaForest&Meadows 2.5 acres
mostly open $25,000
ChristmasAcres 3/2 MH, fireplace,
deck $-3.roo
Waukeenah 14 acres $9,8oo/ac
SOLD 'o' Down 3/I on I ac $135,c000
Spacious nearUS 27 3/2 hm, pool, 2
outbuildings 2.5 ac $375,000
SOLD Springfield Church Road q
acres wooded hillside $60,000
Curtis Side Rd 2/1 cabin on 2+acs
asking $135,000
ThonpsonValleyRd 2/2 home 733
ac mosdy cleared $175,000
SOLD Rainbow's End 3/2hse 29.7ac
pool $379,000
Hillside Big Oaks 2.09 ac on County
Road $33460
Great Location 3/2 home 1.56 ac, big
barn, green hse $165,000oo
Hay SpurRd 6.73 or 11.73 acs planted
pines/oaks $2,ooo/ac
Murmuring Creek 5.2 acres, septic
tank $72,900
The Budd House 4/2 high ceilings/
great porches, $385,000
Priced to Sell! 5 hillside acres in
Aucilla Shores $50,000
MixedUse Property 12 acres 4
houses/ac allowed $36,5oo/ac
Very Pretty 5 lovely acres on paved
road $15,500 per acre
HorseFarm 29 acres DWw/
fireplace, stables, $329,000
Deal! 4/3, ac/fenced/ 2car garage/
pool/guest hse, shop pasture/100
pecans $365,000
Prime Commercial Property near
Pizza Hut 6.5 acs $650,000
Waukeenah Highway 27.99 ac
pasture, fenced, pond $545,000
Income Prop 3 MH on 4 acres 4
allowed $118,5oo
TmAberland 156 ac some pines divide
by Hwy $2750/ac

1990 F-350 Ford Flat Bed with
Hyd. Lift Gate. 5 Spd. Good Cond.
New Tires-Removable side bodies
$4,500. 997-1582
9/19,tfn, nc

16' tandem tag along with center
gate, New deck, 5 new tires, new
paint, Asking $3,000. 251-2437.
JOSIAH AT 877-597-4337
2/20 thru3/21,c

N .

350 ACRES with 3 miles of River
Frontage 850-443-0482

FOUND Kitten with flea collar
on Clark Rd. Mostly white w/ grey-
black spots. Loving & Sweet.
Found last week Call 997-3258

LOST Jack Russel w/ Black col-
lar "Rowdy"all white w/ brown
head & tail. 11 pounds, REWARD
Missing since 3/2/08 997-2784 or

Have you been taken off your hor-
mone replacement? See our new
menopausal products.
Driveways, roads, ditches, tree and
shrub removal, burn piles. Contact
Gary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-
3458. 7/4tfn,c

509-8530 Quick Responses.
6/22, tfn,c
HOGGING Starting at $37.50/
All Types of Tractor Work.
11/16, tfn,c

Exterior Carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
10x12 Shed w/Porch Delivered
$1,500. 11/7,tfn,c
Call for more information


2 wk. CNA Test
Preparation Class
(Mar. 17, 2008-Mar. 28, 2008)

If you have a natural ability and
desire to take care of people
Apply by March 7, 2008 at

Brynwood Center
1656 S. Jefferson St.
Monticello, FL 32344

(850) 997-1800

SeeUsi-st corm
Monticello, Florida Jfefrsin (o)iint y
service,-contaict@ sctu IisisI.I)m(ildITrrl)
850-997-4856 (shop, when available)

Monticello News at 1215 N. Jefferson St. Monticello, or fax resume to
997-3774. 2/22,rtn

Sales, CBK, A Leading National Home Decor and Accessories Company
with' an extensive product line has immediate position available for a
District Account Manager in the Tallahassee, FL area. Est. acct. base,
includes furniture stores, gift shops, etc. Must reside in the territory. We
offer a full benefits package, and advancement opportunities, Please com-
plete our application process at: or fax resume to 731-
884-4922 Visit our website at:

Director of Government Relations and Special Projects
This part-time position serves as the North Florida Community College's
liaison to the Florida Legislature and works closely with the President to
develop NFCC's annual legislative agenda. Qualifications: Advanced de-
gree preferred plus current working knowledge of Florida Legislature pro-
cedure. For more details see our website at
Employment Opportunity; The Jefferson County Tourist Development
Council is seeking a part-time coordinator.
The successful application will represent Jefferson County at local, regional
and State conferences. We are seeking a person with good writing, computer
and communication skills. Experience with tourism, marketing and public
relations is desirable.An equal opportunity employer. A drug free work place.

Full-time positions open for
South Thomas County Plantation:

S t Brdilog Trainer

Excellent pay and benefits, including
health, dental and life insurance;
housing or housing allowance.
Send to:
P.O. Box 7476,
Thomasville, GA 31758


Multi-Family YARD Sale -
Sat. March 8 at Monticello Family
Medicine on S. Jefferson St. Sell-
ing everything from Furniture,
Clothes, Books, to What-Nots !!

YARD SALE Sat. March 8 at
1100 Pearl St., Furniture, clothes,
Books, Knic-Knacs.

One Man's Junk Is
Man's Treasure
Call 7-3568






New Area Avon Representative-
Michelle Fosky @ 997-4832.
I will be having a party, on Satur-
day March 8th. Come see what op-
portunities await. Why not you ??
Wy not today? Call to RSVP.


We have a sliding-fee program for those who
qualify at Tri-County Family Health Care.

,,; 850 948-2840

193 NW US 221 Greenville, FL 32331
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8am-5pm; Tues. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 10am-7pm
North Florida Medical Centers, Inc.

S" Home
'l f Care

Free Blood
Free Delivery For v Pressure
Prescriptions Check

Jackson's Drug Store
166 E. Dogwood Monticello I Gifts

850-997-3553 I,,ledicalion
O . .' ^ Coun"seling

Are You In Need Of

Chiropractic Services?

Dr. Michael A. Miller

180 S. Cherry St., Suite D
Monticello, FL 32344
SOl rM007 I A1iA


3116 Capital Circle NE, Ste.2
Tallahassee, FL 32308

9/-140U HES M0UOO04
Now excepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and most other insurances


Last Known Address: 35 Azalea Avenue, Monticello, FL 32344
Also Attempted at: 3470 Bear Creek Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Current Residence Unknown
Last Known Address: 35 Azalea Avenue, Monticello, FL 32344
Also Attempted at: 3470 Bear Creek Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Current Residence Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:


has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before April 7, 2008, a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), because of their disabilities, disabled persons who, need the ADA
Coordinator at Room 10, Monticello, FL 32344 or Telephone (904) 342-
0218 prior to such proceeding special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27" day of Feb-
ruary, 2008.

Kirk B. Reams
As Clerk of the Court

By Tyler Sherrod
As Deputy Clerk

3/5/08., 3/12/08. c.

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting

On Tuesday, March 11, 2008, the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District's Governing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Dis-
trict Headquarters, Hwy 49 and 90 East, Live Oak, Florida. The
meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings
on regulatory and land acquisition matter. A workshop will follow
the Governing Board meeting.

All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.


The Jefferson County Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly
meeting and workshop on March 13, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will
be held in the Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse located at the
intersection of US Highway 19 and US Highway 90 in Monticello, Fl. The
meeting may be continued as necessary.

Information concerning the meeting is available at the Jefferson County
Planning Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill Road, Monticello, FL. 32344,
Telephone 850-342-0223. From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine
Manual", page 36 paragraph c: Each board, commission, or agency of this
state or of any political subdivision thereof shall include in the notice of
any meeting or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such
board, commission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the advice
that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency,
or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.


Make a career of itl The Classifieds
are packed with possibilities. Check out
the job listings today and give others
a helping hand.

The key to advertising success


Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Monticello News 13A


Covenant Hospice Plans For National Healthcare Decision Day

Covenant Hospice
will be taking part in the
inaugural National
Healthcare Decision Day
(NHDD) set for Wednes-

day, April 16.
Covenant is organiz-
ing an Advance Care
Planning seminar from
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on NHDD

Life Line Screening

Here, March, 26

Residents can soon be screened to reduce their risk
of having a stroke, with the completed screening pack-
age including a new heart rhythm screening, checking
for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor
for stroke.
Life Line Screening will be held at the Monticello
Woman's Club, 975 East Pearl Street, Wednesday.
March 26, with appointments beginning at 9 a.m. To
schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721. Pre-regis.
traction is required.
Screenings are fast, painless, and affordable. They
help identify potential health problems. such as
blocked arteries and irregular heartbeats, abdominal
aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the
legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease.
A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis
risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and
The Wellness Package with heart rhythm is $149.
All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

at the Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital Auditorium,
located at 1300 Miccosu-
kee Road.
NHDD is an opportu-
nity for healthcare
providers, professionals,
chaplains, attorneys and
others to highlight the
importance of advance
healthcare decision-mak-
A committee of local
professionals and
Covenant Hospice em-

ployees is currently plan-
ning activities that will
provide free information
and tools for the public to
complete written advance
directives, known as a
living will.
Although several
states have advance di-
rective awareness events,
only a small minority of
Americans have their
wishes in writing.
NHDD addresses the im-
portance of advance

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County Health Support Group will
meet 11 a.m., March 11, at the Jefferson County Public
Library, at 375 S. Water St.
The topic of this month's meeting will be, "The
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People With Dia-
betes." Participants are invited to bring a friend and
share ideas -with the group.
The Health Support Group is a free service of the
Jefferson County Health Department and the Jeffer-
son County Public Library.

Healthcaree planning. For
more information, please
visit www.natonal-
g or www.covenanthos-
Celebrating 25 years
of keeping the promise,
Covenant Hospice is a
not-for-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to provid-
ing comprehensive,
compassionate services
to patients and loved
ones during times of life-

limiting illnesses. The
focus of Covenant Hos-
pice is to enable its pa-
tients to live as fully and
comfortably as possible,
to provide dignified pal-
liative care, to assist pa-
tients' loved ones in
coping with end-of-life is-
sues and the eventual
death of the patient, and
to improve care for all pa-
tients at the end of their
lives by example and edu-

In related news, the Greater Greenville Area
Health Support Group is scheduled to meet 11 a.m.,
March 18, at the Greenville Public Library to discuss
the above mentioned topic.
Those who have questions about better controlling
their diabetes, high blood pressure, or elevated choles-
terol levels, and those wanting to know about prevent-
ing chronic diseases, are encouraged to attend.
The Support Group is a free service of the Jeffer-
son and Madison County Health Departments and the
Greenville Public Library.
For further information about the meetings con-
tact Bonnie Gobar Mathis at 342-0170, ext. 207.


Business Directory

Health Group To Meet March 11

Call 997-3568 To Advertise Your Business


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

North Florida & South Georgia

Roy Campbell Dodge Chryster Jeep

Is Having an Inventory Reduction


Do To Public Response Factory Invoices WItt Be
Posted On Select New In Stock Vehicles Windshields
Your Price Is $200 Under Factory Invoice
Less All Factory Rebates.

2008 DODGE
5 Speed Manual
Luxury Front
& Rear Mats

Stk# 60005


INV. $16,610

2008 DODGE


2008 JEEP
~* 2.4L 4 Cyl
SAir Conditioning
Preferred Package

Stk# 70012


INV. $20,894

300 LX
4 Speed
-. -Automatic

Stk# 60014


* Air Conditioning

INV. $25,623

AIM* Automatic
3.3L V-6
Air Conditioning
k# 70003 INV. $21,415
Retail -1500
$22,575 $19.715
2008 JEEP
L 4 Speed
- Automatic
SAir Conditioning
V-6 Engine

Stk# 70003


INV. $22,573

+ F-

2008 DODGE
CABc. Automatic
A-r-.Codi." v8o
--- Air Con itong. O d .. .

Stk# 80028


INV. $30,305

2008 DODGE
4* Automatic
Bucket Seats



INV. $22,361

2008 DODGE

* Automatic
* 3.7L

Stk# 80009


INV. $22,212

2008 DODGE

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Stk# 80013



* Automatic
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INV. $28,917






After Rebates. Plus tax, tag, title

Hoy mep wI CC
11 28 9 1 O0 101 Commerce Pork Drive
(229 00 (Next To Roy Campbell Chevrolet)
Thomosville, Georgia 00,


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