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140th Year No. 15 Wednesday, April 9, 2008 50f 46 + 4
The Monticello Police'
Department, with assis-
tance from the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office,
arrested a 17 year-old sus-
pect in an attempted
armed robbery, after the
teen had eluded authori-
ties throughout the week-
end until his arrest,
MPD reported that
Thursday night, April 3,
just after 11 p.m., a local
businessman, Siu Cheng,
was held at gunpoint in an
attempted robbery out-
side of his city residence,
after arriving home from
closing his business.
After arriving home,
Cheng's family went in-
side of the residence and
Cheng decided to water
his flowers before retiring
for the night.
As he was doing so,
three men approached
him from the street, wear-
ing masks and one point-
ing a gun.
The gunman de-
manded money and
Cheng told him that he
did not have any cash on
The gunman ordered
one of his two accom-
plices to search Cheng,
and as he did, the gunman
put the gun to Cheng's
Cheng resisted and at-
tempted to push the gun
away and the three would-
be robbers fled the scene.
MPD was called and
responded to the scene.
Sgt. Ric Colson and Cpl.
Clint Albritton were the
initial investigating offi-
cers and worked through
the early morning hours
on the investigation,
which included process-
ing the crime scene and
Later that morning,
Chief Fred Mosley, Capt.
Roger Murphy, and Lt.
Mack Norton relieved the
Robbery Page 2A
COMMI SON PredatOr Arrested
h th t i hi h he noted that his next rereg
Jay Fred Garner, 31,
of 1389 Cook Road, was
arrested by deputies
and charged as a. sex
predator failing to
reregister, as is re-
quired by law.
Garner meets the cri-
teria for designation as
a sexual predator under
s. o5.zi1 .o. When en
last registered, he signed
and was given a copy of
the Notice of Sexual
Predator and Sexual Of-
fender Obligations. The
form explained a sexual
including the require-
ment to report in person
four times per year, dur-
ing designated months,
to the Sheriff's Office in
i1e countILy n11 VVwLIJn nu
The form states that
failure to comply with
the requirements is a
felony in the third de-
birthday is in April, he is
required to report in per-
son during the months of
April, July, October, and
January, and the form
County Gets New Library Director
Senior Staff Writer
The county has a new
public library director.
He is James Elliott, a
reference and catalog li-
brarian currently em-
ployed at the William A.
"Bill" McGill Library in
The County Commis-
sion approved Elliott's hir-
ing on Thursday, April 3,
following the recommenda-
tion of a four-member se-
lection committee. The'
hiring came a mere three
days after the effective re-
tirement date of former Di-
rector Linda Hamedani.
Elliott is expected to as-
sume his responsibilities
here in about four weeks,
after giving due notice to
his current employer.
One of three appli-
cants to try for the job, El-
liott came highly
to County Coordinator Roy
Mo nfticello News fPnot o y UeODle Snapp, iviarcn o, 1,uuo
Outgoing Library Director Linda Hamedani (middle), with-husband Dan Hamedani, left,
and Travis Hart, aide to Congressman Allen Boyd, at her retirement party.
Schleicher, a member of
s u m e
he has a
Library Information Stud-
ies, a Masters in Social Sci-
ence for secondary
education, and a Bachelor
of Art in political science,
all from Florida State Uni-
versity He attended sec-
ondary school in Jupiter,
FL, where he earned his
high school diploma in
Prior to his employ-
ment with the Gadsden
County Public Library Sys-
tem, Elliot's resume shows
that he worked in the Lake
Jackson branch of the
Leon County Public Li-
brary, in the multi-media
center of Strozier Library
at Florida State University,
and in the leisure services
section of the Lynn Haven
Public Library in Lynn
Sutphin, also on the selec-
tion committee, gave El-
liot high marks.
"It was an interesting
process," Sutphin said.
"He was one of the top
choices, and from his pres-
entation, he is very enthu-
siastic. He goes out and
creates things to bring
people into the library He
will be a tremendous asset
to the library here."
Elliott's salary will be
$2,000 more than
Hamedani's, but still
under $40,000 annually
"Which is not so easy
to do with someone with a
Masters and experience,"
Schleicher said of Elliot's
willingness to accept the
job at the offered salary.
Hamedani's last day
with the county was
March 31. Prior to her de-
parture, the staff held a
farewell party that at-
tracted scores of citizens,
officials and former em-
ployees, who came to wish
istration-day was in Jan-
Garner did not re-
port as required to the
Sheriff's Office during
the month of January
nor has he reported since
Bond was set at
$2,500 and he remained
housed at the County
Jail Monday afternoon.
m o n d
Cobb, 47, of Lakeland, was
delivered to Jefferson
County deputies Thurs-
day, April 3, by the Jack-
Department, where he
was previously in custody,
for charges of grand theft,
stemming from Jefferson
According to the Sher-
iff reports, on Tuesday,
January 6, Cobb, along
with two other suspects,
pulled into the Jefferson
County 1-10 Chevron sta-
tion, in an unknown typed
Cobb, the rear passen-
ger of the vehicle, exited
and walked into the
Chevron Station. The
other two suspects en-
tered through the conven-
ience part of the store,
walked around to the
manager's. office, and
found the door left open.
Cobb entered the of-
fice and started looking
around the manager's
desk. Finding a large sum
of US currency, he then
placed the money inside
of his shirt and walked
out of the office.
The other suspects re-
portedly stood in the hall-
way in front of the
manager's door as look
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Man Arrested For
With Deadly Weapon
I I_ Dimitrie
Lovell Penny, 25, of 902
Millard St., Tallahassee,
was arrested and charged
with two counts of aggra-
vated battery with a
deadly weapon and leav-
ing the scene of an acci-
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dent with injuries,
Wednesday, April 3.
The arrest stems from
an incident on November
The Jefferson County
Sheriff's Office reported
that at 2:38 a.m., Christo-
pher Mimms and Allison
Glover were eating at the
Huddle House located at
122 Pafford Rd., and two
men, identified as Freder
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Pathways Section B3
Relay For Life 10A
Monticello Readies For Bluegrass Music Festival
Senior Staff Writer
Excitement is building for the
first Southern Music Rising Festi-
val, an event that promises to
bring scores of musicians and
thousands of music lovers into the
city for the weekend of April 18-19.
Sponsored by the Foundation
for the Preservation of Historic
American Music and billed as the
first of what is expected to become
an annual economic development
affair to promote Monticello, the
festival will highlight Gospel and
bluegrass music this time around.
It is also expected to exceed the ini-
tial expectations as to the size of
the audience it will draw.
"We thought it would shoot a
couple of hundred thousand into
the local economy," Jack Carswell,
one of the foundation's founding
members, told the City Council on
April 1 as part of his request for
the closing of certain city streets
for the event. "We thought the cul-
tural event would attract about
800. I'm willing to bet the ranch on
2,500 now and hope it's not 5,000."
He said word of the festival
was being advertised in South
Georgia and across north and part
of central Florida.
As Carswell described the
schedule, the festival kicks off 6:30
p.m. Friday, April 18, with a Gospiel
concert in the Opera House, featur-
ing various area church choirs and
the North Florida Community Col-
lege community chorus. Dr.
Arnold Burkart, a retired music
professor, will mc the affair and
talk about the history and develop-
ment of Gospel music between per-
formances. Concert admission is
$7 for adults and $1 for children.
Hot dogs, refreshments and possi-
bly other foods will be available in
the bottom floor of the Opera
House during the event.
"I'm excited," Carswell said of
On Saturday, April 19, the fes-
tivities start 11 a.m. and continue
until 6 p.m., with a planned 30
bands performing bluegrass music
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VIEWPOINTS & PINIONS
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
Regarding the recent controversy about members of the Planning Commission seeking public office and not
resigning from the Planning Commission, let me explain my position:
Past members of the Planning Commission seeking public office, including Fred Williams, Skeet Joyner,
Danny Monroe, and Wendy Moss voluntarily resigned their seats on the Planning Commission to avoid a poten-
tial conflict of interest. This also included David Ward, who resigned because his father, Dr. John Ward, was seek-
ing a County Commission seat. Wendy Moss was advised during a Planning Commission meeting that she should
resign her position.
At the Planning Commission meeting regarding the horse track, Angela Gray stated that she might have a
conflict of interest with the participants involved with the application. She was advised by council that since she
no longer worked for the parties involved, it might not be a conflict, but many people thought it was a serious con-
At the same meeting, planning commissioner C.P. Miller stated that the increase in jobs and the increase of
infrastructure brought by the horse track would be good for the county. Mr. Miller's long dissertation on the sub-
ject, I thought, was his opening statement for his political campaign. And after stating all the good that the track
would bring to the county, he voted against it.
As to the application for the horse track, the Economic Development Council, of which Mr. Miller is a mem-
ber, presented-a paper alluding to all the good that the horse track would bring to our county with an increased
ad-valorem tax base and jobs. He made a statement that there were a lot of votes in the audience, which swayed
him to vote against it.
As to Ms. Gray, I feel that her vote against the track played to the partisan audience against the track, as she
is seeking a countywide office. I stated, in a County Commission meeting and a Planning Commission meeting,
that I would like for Ms. Gray to stay on the Planning Commission.
I felt, as did the Planning Department staff, council, and some other members of the Planning Commission,
that the application for the horse track was complete, proper, and one of the best applications we had ever
Morally, there is no way that a person can serve on the Planning Commission, with the responsibility we have
to the public, and run for public office and tell voters what they want to hear just for their vote, which may reflect
back to a vote on the Planning Commission.
I hope this explains my concerns on this issue.
Cont. From Page 1
initial officers and took up the investigation. By noon,
MPD had tracked the evidence gathered from the crime
scene, back to two 16-year-old juveniles.
Eventually, the two 16 year-olds allegedly confessed
to participating in the robbery and cooperated with the
Evidence was recovered from two separate resi-
dences, including the .38 caliber revolver used in the
The third suspect was identified as a 17-year-old
juvenile, who was apparently the gunman. An arrest
warrant was issued for the 17-year-old, who eluded offi-
cers throughout the weekend, until MPD Investigator
Alkota Byford and JCSO deputies Chris Eades and Toby
Ward, cornered the suspect in a city residence early
Sunday morning. Officers entered and found the suspect
The 17 year-old also allegedly confessed to the
attempted robbery. During interviews with the sus-
pects, Murphy learned that the three juvenileg-planned
their robbery on Cheng as they knew he operated a local
restaurant and believed he would be carrying cash from
the business after closing up for the evening.
Murphy also learned there was an attempt to rob
another city business earlier that evening. However,
when the suspects arrived to attempt that robbery, they
found two police cars patrolling in the area and aban-
doned the attempt.
:Battery Cont. From Page 1
ick Bush and Penny, also came into the establishment.
As Mimms and Glover went to leave, Bush
approached them and asked Minmmns if he had something
to say to him. Mimms said no and he and Glover exited
Bush reportedly followed them outside and pushed
Mimms. Glover then stepped between the two and Bush
pushed her. Mimms told Glover to get into the vehicle,
and they both got inside.
Mimms called 911 while Burns walked around their
vehicle, calling them "Crackers." ("Crackers" is a slang
term used in racial slurs.)
Glover, who was the driver, drove to the Wendy's
parking lot to wait for deputies to arrive. Bush and
Penny got into their vehicle, and Penny, who was the
driver, followed the couple to the parking lot.
Mimms and Glover, the drove to then Nugget store
because of better lighting.
Penny and Bush then got on 1-10, and Mimms and
Glover decided to follow them to get a tag number. After
seeing that there was no tag on the white Ford pickup,
they passed it and exited onto SR-59.
After they exited, the white Ford pickup rammed
their vehicle three times, with the third time resulting
in the victims crashing their vehicle. Both victims
Penny and Bush then fled the scene.
During the investigation, a witness identified Penny
.and Bush as the suspects. A female also identified the
pair in a photo line-up.
On November 11, 2006, the JCSO recovered a stolen
:2007 white Ford F-350 Dually pickup. It had been report-
;ed stolen by the Havana Police Department. The pickup
'had damage to the right front, which was consistent
:with the damage to the victim's vehicle.
The pickup was submitted to the FDLE crime lab
*latent print section for analysis. The crime lab lifted a
,fingerprint of value for identification purposes, which
:was lifted from the suspect vehicle. The fingerprint was
'identified as a positive match for Penny.
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Cont. From Page 1
outs. The two suspects, who entered the store together,
then exited together in less than three minutes a.
The money that was stolen was not noticed missing
until the following day by the manager. The entire
crime was captured by the store's nine surveillance cam-
era system by nine different cameras.
On January 15, JCSO received a report from the
Jacksonville PD and Tallahassee PD concerning conven-
ience store burglaries. Jefferson County deputies met
with TPD investigators and viewed a tape of Tallahassee
convenience store theft, which had occurred in
Tallahassee just three hours prior to the Jefferson
County theft. The suspects were the same as in the
Jefferson video and were wearing the same clothing.
While Cobb was being held in the Jacksonville jail,
he allegedly confessed to crimes in Duval and Clay coun-
ties, as well as in Tallahassee.
Due to the fact that Cobb confessed to the crime in
Tallahassee, he could be identified as the suspect in the
Jefferson County robbery, as well.
Cont. From Page 1
simultaneously at one of six venues around the down-
town area. These venues include the Opera House
patio, complete with a beer and wine garden; Jackie
Andris' antique shop off Mulberry Street; the Wirick-
Simpson historic house on North Jefferson Street; and
a mobile stage that will be set up on Dogwood, one of
the streets to be closed. A $5 all-day pass gets ticket
buyers into all six venues.
Food vendors also will be part of the activities, as
will a dozen or so designated hosts who will be avail-
able throughout the day to provide visitors with infor-
mation about the festival, the town, the local history
and other points of interest. The festivaPs promoters
have even established a headquarters and a first-aid
station to deal with unexpected occurrences.
The festivities conclude Saturday evening with a
bluegrass concert starting at 7 p.m. in the Opera House.
Florida Scrub, the opening act, will warm up the
audience for the main attraction, the nationally
acclaimed Blue Highway, a bluegrass group that has
recorded eight albums. Following the performance,
musicians will hold a jam session in the first floor of
the Opera House. Tickets for the evening concert are
$15, with some 200 of the 350 or so available tickets
already sold by last week.
Organized late last year, the nonprofit foundation
aims to preserve and promote the appreciation and per-
formance of historical American music. Ultimately, the
group envisions having a permanent building, where ,
musical performances can be staged on a regular basis
and memorabilia and other artifacts of Southern histo-
ry and heritage can be displayed. It is the group's best
hope that the festival will serve to help make
Monticello a destination point.
Pageant/Sports Etiquette = Life Etiquette
I had a lot of comments on last week's column, "It Makes A
Comments ranged from the picture of me and my girls, or to the
fact that so many girls don't know how to dress appropriately, and to
the fact that some girls (and parents) don't know how to act
in/during/after a pageant.
That was when I got the idea for this column.
Last week I stressed the fact of how I believe that pageants are
good for young girls. I truly believe that (when handled correctly)
pageants can become a true stepping stone for many young girls and
women. The Miss Florida America Pageant, alone, gives thousands
and thousands of scholarship dollars, each year, to contestants and
The stressed wording here would be "when handled correctly."
Last week I also spoke of how much I really enjoyed pageants.
Pageants were truly my hobby and a past-time that I enjoyed. I
absolutely loved to enter them. Butterflies in the stomach, nerves,
curlers, make-up, pretty dresses, the whole nine-yards. It was just
I had thought to venture into how I believe a contestant (and
their parents) should act, however, I thought I might get a little too
long. (The staff fusses at me if I write too much and they don't have
enough room for jumps and other things.)
However, with some comments I received this week I thought
that maybe I would just make this a "Part II" column.
I mentioned that my parents took me wherever I wanted to enter
a pageant. They encouraged me, stood beside me, and loved me, no
matter what the outcome. When I walked off the stage (win, lose, or
draw), I was hugged, kissed, told "I love you" and "You did great!"
I was always told, "Do your best. That is all that matters."
Many pageants I won. Many pageants I didn't. But the reception
from my parents was always the same, "You did great. We are proud
This is the meaning behind this week's column.
So many times, in pageants, as well as other extra curricular
activities, this is not what I see. I see parents push the children so
hard that the "sport" is no longer fun. The child is so afraid of mess-
ing up and disappointing the parents that their concentration is on
that fear, not on having fun. I listen to parents yell at the children
while running up and down the basketball court, or actually even
"boo" other beauty pageant contestants. While director of the Miss
Madison pageant I saw so many parents show their disappointment of
"not winning" to their children, that the child was no longer proud of
the first runner-up or second runner-up title.
That to me is so self-centered and so un-nurturing.
Of course, when I stepped off a stage without a crown on my
head, I felt as if I had let my parents down. Every child will feel like
that. It then becomes the job of the parents to take that fear/pain
away. God gave you the privilege of becoming a parent. Take that
responsibility and bless your children with it.
Win, lose, or draw when your child walks off that stage, or bas-
ketball court, or football field encourage them, love them, no matter
what the outcome. Hug them, kiss them, tell them, "I love you," "You
did great," and "We are so proud of you." That is what really matters
in the end.
When your children are 40 or 50 years old they will not remem-
ber if they won or lost that game to FAMU, or Robert F. Monroe, or
even to North Florida Christian. What they will remember is how
they felt, and how YOU made them feel.
I am 39 years old, and when I look back on my childhood I have
nothing but compliments and loving terms of endearment in my
memory banks. I never felt like I couldn't measure up, and I never
felt like I was not good enough. I KNEW my parents were proud of
me and I KNEW my parents loved me.
THAT is what is important in your child's life. Not cell phones,
movies, I-Pods, and socializing with friends each and every weekend.
Love from family members will always be the strongest in the memo-
ry banks, as life goes on. Love them no matter what, and teach them
to love themselves.
Along with the responsibility of the parent acting correctly,
comes the responsibility of the parent teaching the child how to act
responsible. There should be no back-stabbing or hard-feelings.
Everyone got out there, tried their best, and that is all that matters.
Teach your children that they cannot ALWAYS win EVERYTHING
in life. Life is full of hardships and disappointments, along with hap-
piness and enjoyment. How we act will determine which we have -
happiness and enjoyment or disappointment and sadness.
Be proud of who you are and where you are. Teach your chil-
dren to be proud of who they are, and where they are in God's
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IF YOU YELLED FOR 8 YEARS, 7 MONTHS AND 6 DAYS, YOU WOULG
HAVE PRODUCED ENOUGH SOUND ENERGY TO HEAT ONE CUP OF COFFEE.
Dustin Andrews is an advertising rep- Amtgard, surfing, skim boarding, snor-
resentative who joined the staff of the keling, and hanging out with his friends
"Monticello News" and the "Jefferson who comprise the band and crew of
County Journal" in January. Reckless Reality.
He is a resident of Greenville, and Dustin enjoys the relaxed atmosphere
husband to Kayse, who is carrying the at the newspaper, the fun people with
couple's first child. whom he works, and most of all, the chal-
Dustin worked at Ken's Barbecue, in lenge of meeting in person, or talking on
Madison, for seven years, and spent 1.5 the phone, with prospective clients.
years at Bali's Base Street Florist, in He plans to work diligently to become
Madison, formerly the Rosary, prior to its more experienced, and to further his
relocation to Base Street. career, and perhaps to work for a major
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, advertising company in the future.
TEN YEARS AGO
A. April 8, 1998
A public hearing on the contro-
versial Hatchett Road subdivision,
along with a hearing on proposed
zoning ranges to the northwest
quadrant of the county, had to be
rescheduled Thursday night, the
result of inadequate advertising.
Accusations of possible wrong-
doing by the Planning commission
in the rezoning of a controversial
tract of land near the Ebenezer
Community elicited a sharp
response from planner Bill Tellefsen
on Thursday night.
State Attorney Willie Meggs is
encouraged by the latest turns in the
criminal justice system. He said
things in the criminal justice system
are finally heading in the right
Citizens interested in participat-
ing in the Roostertown garden proj-
ect are encouraged to reserve a plot
while space is available.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1988
The apparently accidental
killing of a 'mystery cat' in Capps
March 9, sparked an investigation
that has led state officials to the
doorstep of media magnate Ted
A chemical spill Friday evening
turned out to be non-hazardous, but
did tie up eastbound traffic on 1-10
for more than three hours.
A rainbow of balloons floated
over the city last Friday when the
Elementary School celebrated
THIRTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1978
The dog problem and city-county
protection provoked the most debate
at Tuesday night's City Council
Owen Smith Brown
was sentenced April 2, to
five days in the County
Jail on the charge of no
valid driver license. He
was released April 5.
Jones, 26, of 570 Rhodes
St., was arrested April 2,
and charged with tres-
passing in a structure or
conveyance. Bond was set
at $250 and she bonded out
the same day.
Chaires, 39, of 106 Silver
Hills, Rd., Midway, FL,
was arrested April 2, and
charged with writ of
attachment (child sup-
port). Bond was set at
$750 and he bonded out of
jail the following day.
Kelley J.R. Smith, 57,
of 2130 Elizabeth St.,
meeting.Although no specific action
was taken on either situation.
Thirty-seven people attended",
the opening, of the recreation center
for senior citizens last Thursday.
Jefferson County is preparing to
welcome the many visitors expected
for the annual Tour of Homes,
Saturday and Sunday, which is
sponsored by the Jefferson County
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1968
Award winning members of the
1968 Basketball Squad who received
trophies at the banquet Thursday
night were: Mike Richter high scor-
ing award and All-Conference team
member; Harold Reams, most
improved player; Billy Bassett, ath-
letic and academic award; Larry
Cone, citizenship and sportsman-
ship; and Joel Clark, most valuable
FIFTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1958
Members of the 4-H Club
Council of Jefferson County held a
tractor driving contest Tuesday
afternoon on the grounds next to the
Legion Home with Claude Groom,
Jr. of Lloyd Crossroads, winning the
Twin sons, Stephen and Stanton
Monroe, were born to Berry and
Danny Monroe of Waukeenah, April
SIXTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1948
Desmond Bishop, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Bishop of Aucilla has
recently been initiated in the Alpha_.,
Tau Alpha, the professional f
Agricultural Education fraternity .
at the University of Florida.,,-
Desmond is one of the graduates inm
Lakeland, was arrested
April 3, and charged with
failure to appear (FTA),
driving under the influ-
ence. Bond was set at
$5,000 and he remained at
the County Jail Monday
Oliver Wendell Guy,
42, of 10086 Ashville
Highway, was arrested
April 3, and charged with
violation of probation
(VOP), driving with
license suspended. Bond
was withheld and he
remained in the County ,
Jail April 7.
Raymond Cobb, 47, of
Lakeland, was turned
over to deputies at the
Florida Department of
Corrections FSP in
Tallahassee April 3, and
charged with grand theft.
Bond was withheld and he
remained in County Jail
Penny, 25, of 902 Millard
St., Tallahassee, *vas
arrested April 3, and
charged with two counts
of aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon anad leav-
.ihg the scene of an cci-,
dent with injuries.. Bonc,.
was set at $40,000 and he "
remained in jail, April 7
Mary Jane Murphy,
51, of 1594 Merrilleville
Rd., Coolidge, GA, was
arrested April 3, and
charged with public assis-
tance fraud. Bond was set
at $2,500 and she bonded
out of jail the same day.
Deputies picked up
Tiffany Hall, 25, an inmate
at Lowell Annex in Ocala,
April 5, on charges of
felony theft. She had been
sentenced to serve a year
and a day in the county
jail following her present
Jay Fred Garner, 31, of
1389 Cook Rd., Lamont,
was arrested April 5, and
charged with sex predator
failure to reregister.
Bond was set at $2,500 and
he remained housed at the
County Jail April 7.
Pamela Sue Bowling,
53, of 1276 Cherry Tree,
Rd., was arrested April 6
and charged with posses-
siop of cocaine, posses-
sion of drug parapherna-
lia (felony), possession of
marijuana, less than 20
grams, and cultivation of
marijuana. Bond was set
at $8,000 and she bonded
out of jail Monday morn-
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Hold Annual Meeting
The Ashville Area Property Owners Association,
consisting of some 400 property owners, representing
447 properties, held its annual meeting March 29, at the
AAPOA Community Center.
Elections for the board of directors took place with
resident candidates running including: Ashley Hotz,
Richard Mihan (incumbent secretary) John Keller,
Jerry Byrd, Heather Johnson, Tom Pertierra, and Mari-
There were also two nominations from the floor for
Tim Thompson and Rick Walton.
The total votes presented was 216, with tabulations
done manually by three separate counters; Lynn Salter,
Abby McGehee and Suzanne Gill. When the totals from
each counter were compared, despite minor discrepan-
cies, there was no need for a recount because there were
no close results.
Ashley Hotz: 188/139/137; John Kellar: 124/125/119;
Richard Mihan: 122/123/121.
H. Johnson: 73/71/74; Rick Walton: 59/57/59; Tom
Jerry Byrd: 47/47/48; M. Watson: 11/12/12; T. Thomp-
Outgoing treasurer Aramis Penton, informed mem-
bers that the AAPOA was totally debt free with reserve
funds in the bank.
President Sheppard Salter commended April Brown
for her diligent work in the collection of past due assess-
ments this year. Salter spoke about the internal audit
that the current AAPOA board of directors requested to
examine methods and procedures for the years 2006-
2007. He expressed concern that audits for the previous
five years would be difficult to conduct because of in-
Salter stated that he fully supports all recommenda-
tions made by the auditors and instituted a new policy
for all incoming bookkeepers and treasurers. They will
meet once a month, and if the treasurer should miss two
meetings, that person would be replaced. He said it was
mandatory that the treasurer and bookkeeper work to-
gether at all times.
Newly elected treasurer Ashley Hotz suggested that
duplicate financial records be maintained in two sepa-
rate locations-one secured by lock and key at the
AAPOA office, and the other is a safe deposit box at a
Camellia Garden Circle To Meet
guests of the
Circle will meet 2
p.m. Sunday, April
20, at the home of
for a program on
take note that this
is not the sched-
uled program for Monticello News Photo taken by Debbie Snapp March 15, 2008
the month of Jan Wadsworth, Mignonette Garden Circle
poses next to her Flower Show Division II Design
April, as changes Class 2 entry, which she won. This arrangement
have been made. was created with all fresh flowers.
Plan to attend this
meeting so as to get an update of future meetings.
Members are asked to RSVP to Golden at
email@example.com or 997-6599 for an accurate
count for food, and supplies for the "Mayhaw" program.
Bring a food snack to share or a beverage as variety
is always a treat to those attending.
Also, bring your thoughts and ideas for next year's
programs, which will be the topic of discussion at this
meeting, to be finalized at the May 18 meeting. Officer
elections are also coming up in May.
The spring general meeting of the Monticello Garden
Club will be held in the Gerry Hall at Christ Episcopal
Church noon Thursday, April 17.
The meat dish and drinks will be provided, though
members are asked to bring a dessert, appetizer, or salad.
The cost of the meal is $5. If you choose not to bring a
dish, the cost is $10. An interesting program is planned
More than 60 guests
attended the Jefferson
County Seminole Club's
Emeritus Luncheon on
Thursday, March 27, an
event planned to become
an annual event.
Honored guests were
16 emeritus graduates.
Each emeritus alumnus
in attendance was given a
book from the FSU
Alumni Association com-
memorating the special
Another seven guests
from Florida State Uni-
versity were recognized.
Some 40 club members
and additional guests and
sponsors were on hand.
A slide show was pre-
sented of yearbook pho-
tos depicting all emeritus
graduates living in the
Jefferson County area.
Eddie Woodward, of FSU
Heritage Protocol, pre-
sented the goals of his or-
Heritage Protocol is
dedicated to collecting,
archiving and preserving
all aspects of the cultural
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Student life memora-
bilia, event programs,
vintage clothing and
yearbooks are just some
of the things, that have
Among items on dis-
play at the luncheon, was
a 1957 "rat" cap worn by
all freshman students.
Also on display were
Flying High Circus pro-
grams, vintage clothing,
yearbooks from 1932
through the 1950s and
similar items. Woodward
displayed his student ID
The Seminole Club
wishes to thank all of its
scholarship and table
sponsors including: Andy
and Dean Jerger, Angela
Gray, Bird & Leinbeck,
PA, Carrie Ann & Co.,
David Ward, Farmers and
Gelling's Floral Design,
Jackie and Steve Andris,
Jefferson County Kennel
Club, Julie Conley, Kelly
& Kelly Properties, Kirk
Florist & Gifts, Morris
Petroleum, Palmer Prop-
erties, Inc., Party Line
and Fun Machines, Pat
and Geoff Monge, Pho-
tography by Suzanne,
Susan and Danny Taylor,
Tom Hogle, CPA, Tommy
Surles, State Farm Insur-
ance, and Westbrook Re-
for this event, as is the opportunity to meet and visit with
other circle members.
There will also be lots of interesting items to pur-
chase at the Ways and Means table.
In other "garden" news, on April 19th there will be a
plant sale at the Goodwood Museum in Tallahassee for all
those who want to pick up some new plants for their
spring gardens. There will be thousands of plants and
hundreds of varieties of heirloom plants to choose from.
The sale will begin at 9 a.m., with another sale on
April 25 if there are enough plants left over. For more in-
formation go to www.goodwoodmuseum.org
Boy Scouts To Host
And Spaghetti Dinner
Boy Scout Troop 803
will hold its fourth annual
and Spaghetti Dinner 2:30
to 8 p. m. Saturday, May 3,
at The Eagles Nest, 1085
South Water Street.
The horseshoe tourna-
ment registration takes
place 2:30 p.m., and the
tournament begins 3 p.m.
There will be a first, sec-
ond, and third place tro-
phy. Donation is $10 per
person or $20-per team.
The spaghetti dinner
fundraiser will help under-
write the cost of the sum-
mer trip for the Boy
Scouts. Serving time is 4
p.m. until 8 p.m.
Tickets may be pur-
chased in advance for a $5
donation per person,,or $6
at the door. For more infor-
mation, or to volunteer for
this event, call 997-1727.
Leave a message if there is
Left to right are Bobby Plaines, Ray Thompson, and Anna
Eddie Woodward, MA '98 of FSU Heritage Protocol, pre-
sented the goals of his organization during the Emeritus Lunch-
eon. A variety of FSU memorabilia was on display. From left, are
Woodward and Susan Taylor, '85, President Jefferson County
Left to right are Kirk Reams, sponsor; Shirley Widd; Betty Joanos, FSU Alumni Association;
and David Ward, sponsor.
Wednesday April 9, 2008 Monticello News 5A
ROUND EFFERSON OUNTY
Mitchell Fredrick Sander
Sander, age 58 died Mon-
day, April 1, 2008 in Monti-
A Service of Remem-
brance was held Saturday,
April 5, 2008 at 11:00 am at
the Magnolia Hunting
Lodge in Quincy, Florida.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to the
Habitat for Humanity,
2921 Roberts Ave, Talla-
hassee, Fl 32310; Wild
Turkey Federation, P. 0.
Box 530, Edgefield, S. C.
29824 and the Wild Life
Foundation of Florida %
Beau Tuner Youth Center,
P. 0. Box 11010, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32302.
Mr. Sander was a na-
tive of Hamilton, Ohio
and had lived in Miami,
before moving to Monti-
cello in 1973.
Mr. Sander was a tim-
ber buyer for Coastal
Lumber Company. He was
a avid hunter and was a
member of the SCI, NRA,
Reeds Swamp Hunting
Club of Havana and the
Sager Hunting Club of
Oak Park, Ga.
He is survived by his
wife Alice Sander of Mon-
ticello; one son Travis
Sander of Tallahassee;
one daughter Rebecca Pos-
ner (Robert Gabriel) of
Ashville, N.C.; his mother
Betty Jean Sander of Tal-
lahassee; father George
Sander (Henrietta) of Tal-
lahassee; two brothers
Mark Sander (Julie) of
Tallahassee and Matt
Sander (Cathy) of Talla-
hassee; one sister Kim-
berly Jean Sander of
Tallahassee; two grand-
children Wever Isiaac Pos-
ner and India Mari Sander
Ray Grantham, age 93 Florida 32308-5428
died April 4, 2008 in Monti- Mr. Grantham was a life
cello, Florida long resident of Jefferson
Funeral services were County He was a school bus
Monday, April 7, 2008 at 2:00 driver for the Jefferson
pm at Beggs Funeral Home County School Board and
Monticello Chapel, 485 E. had worked for the St. Joe-
Dogwood St, Monticello, The Plantation and was of Bap-
family received friends Sun- tist faith.
day, April 6, 2008, at Beggs Mr. Grantham, is sur-
Funeral Home Monticello vived by one daughter Dale
Chapel from 6:00 9:00 RM.. Salter of Cummings, Ga; two
Interment followed the serv- sons Bobby Ray Grantham
ice at Beth PageCemetery in of Monticello, Perry Wayne
Monticello. In lieu of flow- Grantham of Thomasville,
ers contributions may be GA; seven grandchildren
made to Hayley's Angles, and ten great grandchildren.
-please make check out to Mr. Grantham eas pre-
American Cancer Soci- ceded in death by his wife
.ety/Hayley's Angles, 302 Margaret Grantham; and
Pineview, Monticello, two sons Lynn Grantham
Florida 32344. Web site and Tony Grantham.
http://rnain.acsents.org/got Special thanks to his sec-
o/hayleysanglels or Big ond family at Brynwood for
Bend Hospice, 1723-1 Mahan the past 14 years of love and
Center Blvd, Tallahassee, support.
Cheryl W. Smith
Cheryl W Smith, 51, of
Marianna died Saturday,
March 5,2008 in Marianna.
She was born in Monti-
cello on December 17, 1956 to
John and Ethelene Wilford.
She lived most of her life in
Marianna. While living in
Pensacola for several years,
moving back to Marianna six
years ago. She was a past
member of First Baptist
Church of Marianna. She was
a homemaker and a current
member of Olive Baptist in
She is survived by her
husband, Samuel Earl Smith,
her son, Samuel Eric Smith,
both of Pensacola; her mother,
Ethelene Hudson Whitbeck;
grandmother, Aline Hudson;
one brother, Billy Jack
Gilliland, both of Perry; three'
sisters, Betty Jo Day of Tenn.,
Mary Jane Cibikof Arkansas,
Stephanie Phillips of Perry
Funeral services were at 2
p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at Mad-
dox Chapel. Burial will fol-
lowed in Riverside Cemetery
with James and Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel direct-
New Office And Email
On March 3, the Jefferson County Democratic Party
Office began moving from its location on West Washing-
ton Street to 380 North Jefferson Street in space donated
by Attorney Mike Reichman.
Thanks to help from Scott Goodlin, Earl Hoover, Ron
Cichon, J. T. Surles, Jan and Jack Simmons, and Ashley
and Richard Hotz, equipment, computers and files were
moved -nd set up.
A G and Opening will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April
15, for a meeting of the Jefferson County Democratic
Reichman is generously allowing the Party to share
office space, and the Party is respectful that his business
The new email address is
Committee members and interested volunteers are
encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting to learn
more about what is needed by the local Party and how
volunteers can help.
A meeting is scheduled
for noon Wednesday for
those volunteers offering to
"host" during the Southern
Music Rising weekend event,
a creation of the Foundation
For The Preservation of His-
toric American Music. This
first of its kind Festival will
be held ip downtown Monti-
cello and at the Monticello
Opera House on Friday and
Saturday April 18 and 19.
Volunteer participation is
needed and encouraged to
make this a successful and
annual event. Contact Barry
Kelly at 510-4220 for more in-
The JCI Law Enforce-
ment Special Olympics 1-
Mile Torch Run will begin 10
a.m. Wednesday at the
County Health Department.
Monticello Kiwanis Club
meets every Wednesday at
noon at the Jefferson Coun-
try Club on Boston Highway
for lunch and a meeting.
Contact President Rob
Mazur at 907-5138 for club in-
Social Dancing will be
held on Wednesday evenings
at the Monticello Opera
House with beginning dance
classes at 7 p.m. and open
dancing at 7:45 p.m. There
will be complementary re-
freshments with the $5 ad-
mission fee, $3 for students
13 and up. Contact th'e Opera
House at 997-4242 for more
Mignonette Garden Cir-
cle meets at noon on the sec-
ond Wednesday of the
month for a meeting and pro-
gram. Contact Chairman
Jan Wadsworth at 997-4440
for meeting location and for
The County Refuge
House will host a "Take the
Night Back" Walk 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Participants will
meet across from the First
Baptist Church Monticello
on West Washington Street
to walk east around the
Courthouse and back to the
tented area for a brief pro-
gram and snacks.
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 con-
tact Employment Connec-
tion Director Cheryl
Rehberg at 673-7688, or vol-
unteers Paul Kovary at 997-
2313, or Mike'Reichman at
997-5100, or SW Ellis at 567-
The Jefferson Soil and
Water Conservation Board
will meet 11:30 a.m. Thurs-
day in the County Extension
Office Conference Room, as
per Dorothy Lewis, secre-
Jefferson County Dia-
betes Support Group meets
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Thurs-
day at the Library All at-
tending are welcome to bring
a bag lumch. Contact Bonnie
Gobar Mathis at 342-0170
x1301 for more information.
Founder's Garden Circle
meets at noon on the second
Thursday of the month. Con-
tact Chairman Suzanne
Peary at 997-4043 for meeting
location and for more infor-
Jefferson County Health
Education Club Lunch and
Learn 12:15-12:45 p.m. Thurs-
day at the Library All at-
tending are welcome to bring
a bag lunch. Contact Bonnie
Gobar Mathis at 342-0170,
ext. 1301 for more informa-
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
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A BBQ Lunch
fundraiser will be held 11:30
a.m. 3 p.m. in the FMB
parking lot area. The cost is
$6 for a rib plate and $5 for a
chicken plate. This event is
hosted by the JCI Law En-
forcement Special Olympics.
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
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 997-
AA Women's Meetings
are held 6:45 p.m. on Mon-
days; AA and Al-Anon meet-
ings are held at 8 p.m. Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
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more information call 997-
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every Tuesday evening at 8
p.m. for those seeking help.
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Contact Marvin Graham at
212-7669 for more informa-
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p.m. Saturday at Christ Epis-
copal Church Annex, 425
North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
A Basic Drawing and
Painting Workshop will be
held at Jefferson Arts 10 a.m.
- 3 p.m. Saturday with a
brown bag lunch between
the two classes. Cost is $20
for each session. To register
The Progress Energy
Relay for Life team will hold
a Garage Sale in the FMB
parking lot beginning at 7
A Haley's Angels Family
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lot. There will be food, raffles,
games, face painting, a cake-
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Opera House Stage Company
In Rehearsal For "Alibis"
Maghan Malloy (back) performs as a trick rider and dancer in Orlando's Arabian Nights Dinner
Show. She is the daughter of Vickie and Harold Malloy, and sister to Austin of Jeffeson County. She
is shown here on "Sam" during a show break, with Jefferson County locals Emily and Jamen Brock,
who went to see her performance. Emily was in Orlando for a cheerleading competition. "
Hood Recognized For
Guy Hood is honored as the recipient of the Eugene H. Farley League Leadership Award, a very
prestigious Florida Credit Union League award. From left to right are Dr. Richard M. Heins, Hood,
Gene Farley, and AACUL Chairwoman Rosie Holub.
DEBBIE SNAPP ranks achieving the title of a generous contribution
Monticello News Senior Vice President of from Dr. Richard M. Heins,
Staff Writer Technical Services prior to a former CEO of CUNA
Jefferson County resi- coming to FCUL in 1988. Mutual, distinguished uni-
dent, and Florida Credit "Gary continually en- versity professor and an
Union League Presi- couraged me to succeed by accomplished business-
dent/CEO Guy M. Hood promoting me to many dif- man.
was honored by the Ameri- ferent positions during my It is named after Eu-
can Association of Credit time at the Alabama gene H. Farley, who retired
Union Leagues (AACUL) as League...whether I was in December of 1999 after
the recipient of the Eugene ready or not," said Hood. 40 years of service to the
H. Farley League Leader- "But if I ever thought I Virginia Credit Union
ship Award at a reception could potentially sink, he League.
during the 2008 CUNA Gov- knew I would swim. It is Hood was also honored
ernmental Affairs Confer- because of his confidence at the GAC as the inaugu-
ence (GAC) in March. that I am standing before ral inductee to the Credit
Hood, who began his you tonight," he said. Union House's Hall of
credit union career 38 The Eugene H. Farley Leaders.
years ago as a Field Repre- League Leadership Award Credit Union House
sentative for the Alabama was created in 2000 to rec- provides a home away from
Credit Union League under ognize the outstanding ef- home for credit union peo-
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MONTICELLO, FLORIDA 850-997-2561
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unions and who have made
a significant impact on the
credit union movement at.
the local, state, or national
Hood will retire in Jan-
uary 2009 after 20 years
serving as President/CEO
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The Florida Credit
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Opera House Stage Company members rehearse "Alibis," a murder mystery dinner theatre
production, to be staged the first three weekends in May. Front, left to right, Melissa Kuder and
Colin Rolfe. Back, left to right, Jack Williams and Lisa Reasoner.
The Opera House
Stage Company is in re-
hearsal for its spring din-
ner theatre production,
"Alibis," an interactive
murder mystery, sched-
uled for the first three
weekends in May.
"Alibis" is a comic
spoof on the classic Eng-
lish country manor mur-
der mystery made
famous by Agatha
Christie and others.
A motley, and some-
what peculiar group of
people is invited to Seven
Oaks for a dinner party,
but the hostess is
nowhere to be seen.
Two murders occur
(or did they?), and every
guest seems to have both
motive and opportunity.
The cast features re-
turning and new mem-
Jon Taylor (Victor
Laszlo in "Casablanca")
plays Detective Solvedd,
a determined, but possi-
bly bumbling, investiga-
Melissa Kuder, a tal-
ented newcomer to the
Opera House, is Hope
Leslie Trite, a shallow
and selfish socialite.
Carolyn Milligan is
Dr. Jacqueline Hyde, a
Ron Cichon plays Sir
Tanley Fraude, a man
who might be a fool, or a
villain, or perhaps both.
Colin Rolfe is Sandy
Lynxe, a playboy. A
friend remarks that the
part is not much of a
stretch for this Stage
Company veteran. Do we
detect a touch of envy,
Monique, the lovely
French maid, is played by
another Stage Co. regu-
lar, Lisa Reasoner.
Jack Williams is
Justin, the stuffy, bttt un-
Sister Bella Donna,
the mysterious nun who
has taken a thirty year
vow of silence, is played
by Jan Rickey.
The, role of The
Stranger is filled by Kath-
leen Osgood, who also
serves as stage manager.
Melanie Mays, who
starred as Ilsa in
"Casablanca" and pro-
duced the New Year's
event, "Puttin' On The
Ritz," directs the show.
Courses of dinner,
catered by Carrie Ann &
Co., alternate with
scenes of the play, and
the audience becomes
part of the show.
Prizes will be awarded
to audience members
who solve the crime.
Dinner menu, show and
dinner prices, and addi-
tional information will
be published in the
"News," as they are final-
For reservations, call
the Opera House at 997-
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Monticello Rotary Club Watercolor Artist Penny Anderson At The Arts
The Monticello Rotary
Club celebrated its 25th
April 5, with a social hour
and dinner at the Mays
Special guests for the
evening were Assistant
District Governor Sylvia
White and Nap and Libby
One of the three Talla-
hassee Rotarians who
helped launch the local
club, Ellis praised the
Monticello Rotarians for
their many accomplish-
ments and community
First club President
Mike Sims was honored
for his leadership and ef-
forts. In remarks, Sims re-
capped some of the early
struggles as the club got
A special presentation
was made to Mary Frances
Gramling for her work in
attracting new members
and general service to Ro-
tary President Judson
Freeman praised her for
her dedication to the club.
Past Presidents lauded
for their years in leader-
ship include Tim Peary,
Bill Douglas, Wilson Car-
raway, Bill Jones, Rick
Baker, George Cars'well,
Hines Boyd, Dale
Boatwright, Roy Mediate,
Mike Humphrey, Jeannie
Books, books, and more books
will be offered for sale on Saturday,
April 26 at the Jefferson County Li-
This annual Book Sale is spon-
Carraway, Donna Wiehous,
Yvonne Mediate, James
Muchovej, Bill Beaty,
Frank Stone, Mary
Frances Gramling, Dr. Wes
Scoles, and Tom Conley.
A slide show captured
Rotarians engaged in nu-
merous projects including
the annual Rotary Barbe-
cue, building wheelchair
ramps for local citizens,
hosting exchange stu-
dents, participating in the
annual Relay For Life
event, and working at the
Rotary Youth Camp for
The club has raised
and donated some $200,000
to local organizations and
charities since its incep-
sored by the Jefferson County Demo-
cratic Party for the benefit of the
Friends of the Library.
Prices will be cheap! Come one
and all. Volunteers are need for
staffing the event.
Contact Eleanor Hawkins at 997-
2863, if you can help.
Jefferson Arts, Inc. hosted a recep-
tion for a new exhibit Sunday, April 6
"Paintings from Here to There: The
Gulf Coast to the Red Hills of Tallahas-
Through the eyes and brush of wa-
tercolor artist Penny L. Anderson, this
show will take you on a visual tour
from the Gulf Coast to the Red Hills of
Anderson is a lifelong artist whose
work is in numerous private collections
from California and Maine to New York
For the past three years she has
been developing a relationship and un-
derstanding of the unique world of the
"So often I just need to paint the
weather, the water, the moss hanging
from oaks along the perfect horizontal
and vertical lines of Tallahassee. Its
shrimp boats, old and new buildings
and a magnificently diverse flora and
This vibrant work will be on display
April 6 through April 30 at the Gallery,
575 West Washington Street. The ex-
hibit is free and open to the public.
The Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or
Jefferson Arts, Inc. is a non-profit
group with a 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 our website
Refuge House Holds "Take The Night Back" Walk
April is Sexual Vio-
lence Awareness Month,
and the local Refuge
House will hold a "Take
the Night Back" Walk
starting at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 10 in
the open field across
from the First Baptist
Church, Monticello, in
an effort to educate the
public about Sexual Vio-
The "Take the Night
Back" Walk is to raise
awareness to the fact
that most women are
not safe walking alone
at night. And, that most
acts of sexual violence
occur at night.
Sexual Violence in-
cludes rape, incest, sex-
ual harassment, child
rape, indecent exposure,
voyeurism, and stalk-
ing. Each of these be-
haviors is a crime that
can happen to anyone.
Being a victim of
sexual violence, past
and present, is a dra-
matic and emotionally
The walk will begin
at the event area and
continue east to and
around the Courthouse,
and back to the tent
area. Participants will
carry glow sticks to be
The event program
will include a rape sur-
vivor speaker, informa-
tion booklets and
pamphlets, and snack
Posters will be dis-
played in local busi-
ing awareness. The
posters are works of art
created by the young
ladies at the Monticello
New Life Center.
For more informa-
tion contact Counselor
Dessie Harvey at 342-
3518, Monday through
Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 997-3568 To Advertise Your Business
Celebrates 25 Years
Book Sale For County Library
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
8A Monticello News
ACA Tennis Team
The Aucilla Christian Academy tennis
team won six of ten matches against
Wakulla, March 27, to stand 2-5 on the sea-
In singles action, Kaitlin Jackson
downed Nina Reich, 6-1 and 6-0; Courtney
Connell beat Jessica Varner, 6-1 and 6-2; Re-
bekah Aman downed Jessie Mohr, 6-0 and
6-1; Caroline Mueller won 6-1 and 6-2
against Ginny Weiss; Whitney Scarberry
fell to Jena Roberts 1-6 and 1-6; Alfa Hunt
lost to Kelsey Harrell, 2-6 and 0-6; Angela
McCune fell to Kora Smith, 1-8; and Ashley
Echols lost to Katy Parker,
In doubles action, Jackson and Mueller
drilled Reich and Varner, 8-1; and Connell
and Aman slammed Mohr and Harrell, 8-0.
The Lady Warriors go into the District
Tournament 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thurs-
day, April 9 and 10, at Maclay.
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 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)
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:
*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
**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
http://www.cojefferson.fl.us/SolidWaste.html for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.
County Native Teasley Pitches No Hitter
Lukas "Luke" Teasley,
the 16 year-old son of Jef-
ferson County resident
Bert Teasley and Brenda
Burns of Buena Vista, GA,
has been making a name
for himself in high school
sports, as well as gaining
the attention of national
Teasley attends Marion
County High School and
plays for the Eagles on the
baseball team as a short-
stop and pitcher.
He threw a perfect
game and a no-hitter last
year at Arnold High in Panama City Bea'ch,
FL, and the Marion County junior tossed his
first no-hitter in Georgia on Friday, March
28, as the Eagles beat Callaway, a Class AA
semifinalist from last season and a presea-
son number six this year, 7-0.
All Teasley could talk about was his
teammates and the plays they made to help
"The pitching was pretty good, but we
couldn't have won without hitting and de-
fense," said Teasley "I'm sure a lot of people
thought we couldn't beat them, but anybody
can be beaten in baseball."
Teasley (3-2) struck out nine batters
while walking none, and he wasn't too
shabby at the plate going three for four with
"Teasley had all of his pitches working
and was dominating on the mound," said
coach Derek Goodroe. "He kept the batters
off-balance all night long."
Teasley said coming from Florida and
not knowing a lot about the team's oppo-
nents that he's not intimidated by any team.
"I heard they were
good, and when I saw them,
they looked pretty good," he
"When I started
pitching to them, I thought
it was going to be like Pike
County (a 10-0 loss). But
they were helping me out.
My curve was working big
time. It's breaking like it
hasn't been the last couple
of years. It starts down the
middle, and they would
swing at them. I was getting
ahead and establishing my
fast ball early."
The Eagles (9-4) took
a 4-0 lead behind David
Warat's two-run home run
in the first inning, his first of two round-
trippers, and Teasley's two-run single in the
Teasley had a perfect game going
through the first four innings when an error
ended that streak. The Eagles finished with
three on the night, but a much better per-
formance then it made seven against Rut-
"The guys came out and played ab-
solutely wonderful," said Goodroe. "This
was the exact opposite of when we played
against Rutland. That was about as bad as
you can play, but this was about the best."
Teasley said he began to think he could
throw a no-hitter around the fourth inning
when he struck out Callaway's number two
hitter and got the Cavaliers' number three
He mentioned plays from teammates
Chris Miller, Cody Brown, Chad Wells and
Warat, who he said called the best game of
the season from behind the plate. "We
played an amazing game," concluded
North Florida Community College's
Sentinel Men's Baseball team is now 26-6
for the season with its most recent wins
over Okaloosa Walton Community College.
NFCC defeated OWCC March 21 at
home, 12-3 in seven innings.
In that game the winning pitcher was
NFCC's #26 Rodney D.
Park, Fla. NFCC's #5 Steven M.
Rosado/Alan C. Pope HS/Marietta, Ga., had
three hits; #19 Michael W. Meschke/Alan C.
Pope HS/Marietta, Ga., had two hits; and
#20 Jeremy E. Slutzky/Wheeler HS/Mari-
etta, Ga., had two hits to bring the team to
the 26-6 (3-2) record for the season, accord-
ing to NFCC Athletic Director/Head Base-
ball Coach Dr. Steve Givens.
In the first game against OWCC, NFCC
won by the same score, 12-3, in 7 innings. In
that game NFCC's #16 Jordan M.
Davis/Eau Gallie HS/Melbourne, FL, was
the winning pitcher.
Hitting home runs for NFCC was #4
Brant D. Hamilton/Glenwood
School/Phenix, AL., and #5 Steven M.
Rosado/Alan C. Pope HS/Marietta, GA.
NFCC's #19 Michael W Meschke/Alan C.
Pope HS/Marietta, GA, had three hits while
#23 Benjamin J. Adelburg/Lawton Chiles
HS/Tallahassee, FL, had two doubles,
bringing NFCC to 25-6 (2-2) for the season.
NFCC will play Gulf Coast Community
College April 8 as part of a double-header
due to being rained out March 18.
The next home game for NFCC is Friday,
March 28, the Sentinels play Chipola
College at home in Madison at 2 p.m. on
Sentinel Field on the NFCC campus. The
season ends April 19.
iefiting the Girl Scout Council $
of the Apalachee Bend, Inc.
This is an adults only event (No children, please).
NFCC Sentinel Baseball Is 26-6 For The Season
Defeats OWCC In Double-Header 12-3 And 12-3
OwClLf TheT fght AwjA.
Saturday, April 12,2008 at the Moon
110o5 E Lafayette Street Tallabassee, FL
Music by Crooked Shooz
Admission: $20 Singles; $35 Couples
Doors open at 6:30pm Showtime at 7:00-10:00pm
Casual or 50's -60's Era Attire "1
Vintage Cars Dancing Silent Auction Food
For additional information, call the Council
at 850.386.2131 or 1.800.876.9704 .
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 Monticello News 9A
Area Library And Media Specialists Meet At NFCC
Library Summit, Aucilla's Kim Roccanti Is Presenter
Representatives from area middle and high school li-
braries gathered at North Florida Community College
on March 14 to exchange ideas and library news. At the
invitation of NFCC Director of Library Services Sheila
Hiss representatives of Madison, Hamilton, Suwannee,
Branford high schools and Aucilla Christian Academy
met at the Marshall Hamilton Library
Program highlights included presentations and a
tour of the new NFCC Science Building. NFCC's Kathy
Sale gave a photographic presentation of the college's
history during its fiftieth anniversary Kim Roccanti of
Aucilla Academy discussed graphic novels, fictional sto-
ries presented in comic-strip format and published as a
book. Graphic novels are especially popular among Photo submitted
young adults. President Morris G. Steen, Jr. welcomed Left to Right: The camera caught NFCC's Lynn Wyche, Au-
the group. cilia Christian Academy's Kim Roccanti, and Kathy Smith.
AOA Gets $1,228 From Box Tops
Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy Principal Richard Fin-
layson reports that ACA has
received $1,228 from the Box
Tops For Education Program.
The funds will go toward the
pavilion and to assist teachers
in their classrooms.
"Thanks to all of you who
clipped and sent in box tops,"
said Finlayson. "Each school
can collect up to $20,000 per
year, so ask your neighbors,
church and family to help and
keep clipping throughout the
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Our local news
Time for Some Financial
Provided by Robert J. Davison
You may or may not engage in many of the typical activities
of "spring cleaning" de-cluttering the attic, reorganizing
your closets, touching up the paint, etc. but you can al-
most certainly benefit from "sprucing up" your financial situ-
As you survey your financial landscape, what areas might
you want to tidy up? Here are a few suggestions:
*Clear your portfolio of "redundant" investments. Over
time, you may have built a sizable investment portfolio.
But if you have too many investments that look alike,
you may actually be hindering your progress toward
your goals. After all, if you own a dozen stocks of com-
panies in the same industry, they're all likely to be buf-
feted by the same economic forces. Look for opportuni-
ties to replace some of these "redundancies" with differ-
ent types of securities, taking into account your risk tol-.
erance and time horizon.
Organize your financial records. If you're like those of
us who.file our taxes at the last minute, now is the per-
fect time to organize your financial records, because
you've probably got them close at hand. And it's not
just a matter of having your brokerage and 401(k) state-
ments in nice, neat piles. Once you've got these docu-
ments together, you might see opportunities to consoli-
date some of your accounts. For example, you may have
IRAs with different banks and financial services compa-
nies, By moving them all to one provider, and possibly
rolling over an old 401(k) into an IRA, you could save
some fees and reduce your paperwork, but, more impor-
tantly, you may find that such a move actually helps
you better manage your investments. You'll know ex-
actly what you're invested in, and it will be easier to
follow a single investment strategy. Also, with all your
IRAs in one place, it will be much easier for you to
manage the required minimum distributions you must
start taking when you turn 70-1/2. '(These distributions
are not required for Roth IRAs.)
*Review your "systematic" investments. Many years ago,
you might have started systematically moving money
from your checking account into an investment. But
perhaps the circumstances of your life have changed and
this money could better be used elsewhere. Scrutinize
your automatic investments to see if they still make
sense for you.
*Check your beneficiaries. Beneficiary designations on
financial documents insurance policies, IRAs, 401(k)s,
etc. are extremely important, because they supersede
even the instructions in your will. Over time, your fam-
ily situation may have changed, through death, divorce,
remarriage or the birth of new children, so you should
periodically review all your beneficiary designations.
*Examine your insurance coverage. When you have a
young family, you need a certain amount of life insur-
ance coverage to provide for some major expenses -
such as your mortgage, college for your kids, perhaps
some retirement funds for your spouse. But when your
children have grown, your mortgage is paid and your
spouse has decades' worth of retirement savings, your
insurance needs may change considerably. At the same
time, you may find other uses for insurance. Take some
time and review your insurance coverage with your fi-
By following these "spring cleaning" suggestions, you can
help put your financial house in order for the seasons to fol-
low. Take action soon.
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205 E. Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
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10A Monticello News
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
a team event to
2008 Jefferson County Relay For Life
The cost is $3 for a sausage dog with,
or without peppers and onions.
Deliveries will be made available,
contact Kevin at 997-0248, before Tuesday,
All proceeds will benefit the Jefferson
County Relay for Life, American Cancer
Ray Cichon cancer free. She urges "and I recovered in about
Monticello News women to be sure to have three to four weeks. It was
Managing Editor regular mammograms, as nowhere near as painful as
Ethel Strick- other surgeries
land was tiag- I've had. I had an
nosed with excellent physi-
breast cancer in cian, and TMH has
July of 2007. a most supportive
"It showed up in Woman's Center
my annual main with detailed liter-
mogram," she nature and all the
explained, "and I support and en-
chose to have a couragement one
single mastec- could want."
tomy rather She encour-
than a lumpec- ages all to become
tomy as I be- involved with the
lieved there was upcoming Relay
a better chance for Life, and was
of eliminating named 2008 Hon-
all of the cancer orary Chairman.
with the more in- "I had done this for
clusive surgery." some time before I
Cancer is was stricken, and
rampant in her it feels good to be a
family. Her hus- part of this cause.
band died of can- When cancer
cer and a sister struck me, I took
has also been diagnosed this is what helped detect comfort knowing I did my
with cancer, as were her her cancer before it spread best to help with the
parents. to the lymph nodes and be- Relay-and I still do. The
In August 2007, Strick- yond. Relay can never have too
land underwent the surgery "The surgery was mod- many volunteers," she
and has since been declared erately painful," she relates, states.
proan ag Salein the FMBinsurance parking lot on
1April 12 starting @ 7:00 am
Attention all teenagers and the young
at heart. Join us for an
XBOX 360 Rock BandTM
The Messiah Mes-
sengers from Wacissa
Church will be hosting
a Rock Band"T Chal-
lenge to raise money for
Relay for Life on Satur-
day, April 19th from
noon until 5PM.
For a donation to
the American Cancer
Society the public is in-
vited to learn how to
play the Rock BandTM
game or challenge their
friends and others in
their video music skill.
There will be opportu-
nities to sing, play
drums, guitar, and bass with others who
are learning or are experts at the game.
The fundraiser will take place in
Downtown Monticello at 247 North Jeffer-
son at the GrayStone Consulting office,
next door to the Main Post Office.
The Messiah Messengers are a Youth
Group Ministry for ages 8 -18. This is
their second year of participation in
Relay for Life in the Big Bend Area. They
have selected a them of "Rock For Life"
and designed their very own T-Shirt for
the April 25-26th event
in Jefferson County.
Cancer Society 2008
Limited Edition War-
riors in Pink Ford
Mustang will also be
on display for those
who want to make a $1
donation for each
chance to win this awe-
some prize. Plenty of
tickets will be avail-
able at the fundraiser
and the final drawing
is scheduled for Satur-
day, May 10th at the
Leon Fairgrounds. All
contributions and pro-
Sceeds will benefit
Relay for Life. Games
will begin at 12 Noon
and continue through 5PM.
We hope everyone will come out and
join the Messiah Messengers in their sup-
port of Relay for Life.
Wacissa PH Church is located in
Wacissa, Florida on State Road 259 (Tram
Road). The Messiah Messengers meet on
Wednesday's at 7PM. For more informa-
tion contact Angela Gray at 997-0302 or
Cheryl Simon at 997-5108. Pastor John
Cain can be contacted at (850) 997-4636.
Ray Cichon gland, and cured that cancer.
Monticello News Subsequently, in 2003, he was
Managing Editor diagnosed with colon cancer.
Roy Gray is a cancer survivor This time he refused the radia-
in Jefferson tion treat-
County, who JE ,Sment, and
successfully opted for sur-
overcame the gery instead.
disease in dif- Roy has been
ferent loca- cancer free
tions, on two ever since the
different oc- latest sur-
He was di- He un-
agnosed with dergoes regu-
prostate can- lar check-ups
cer in 1995, every three
and under- months, and
went radia- during his
tion to help most recent
cure the prob- visit, his doc-
lem. Ulti- tor told Roy
mately, that he "was
surgery was the healthiest
necessary to 83 year old
remove the I've ever
S- APRIL 12, 2008
11 : O0 4 : O0
ADVANCE AUTO PARKING LOT
1321 S. JEFFERSON
SAUSAGE DOG FUNDRAISERTOKckand
RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER
The Jefferson County Sheriff's De-
partment will hold a Sausage Dog
Fundraiser 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday,
April 15th at the southeast corner of the
L ByS Angel. Family Fun Day from 11.4 on April 12 in the parK ,,,5 ,uL
of Discount Auto Parts
acssa Pentecostal Holiness Church and 1 The essaherswill
e hosting a Rock BandTM Challenge tfundraiser April 19th from 12 Noon
until 5PM at 247 1orth Jefferson at the GrayStone Consulting Office.
m be sn usage dog sale on the southeast corner of the
2pm will be hosting a sausage dogte .00/dog peppersionions available;
courthouse (same as last time) inpprsat 997-0248 available
deliveries available- contact Kein
before Tuesday the 15th.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
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SPACIOUS Newly Renovated
1/1 apartments and 2/1 Furnished,
Short term available, w/AC,
Laundry, & Parking. Also have
office spaces for rent.
PRIME Downtown OFFICE
Space Cherry Street Commons.
750 Sq. Ft. $540. Month.
500 Sq. Ft. $460. Month.
Call Katrina at 510-9512
Coopers Ridge New Home Spa-
cious 1600 sq. ft. 3 Bdr./2 Ba with 2
car Garage Close to everything.
$950. Mo. Matt Robinson 942-
7250 Evenings. 11/14.tfn,c
Furnished House 1 BR/1 Bth
Dining R. Clean & Cute on 2
acres w/ possible pasture area. No
pets $550. Mo. + Security. Call
DBL. Wide M.H. 3BR/2 Bth. on
Waukeenah Hwy. & Hwy. 27.
$750. Mo. 1st, Last & Security.
Call 556-1476 or 997-8136
1 Acre Building Lot Close to
town. Private No Restrictions
Credit Score 620 and up, 100% fi-
nancing avail. no PMI, no bad credit
payoff, call Pam Bowling
w/Re/Max today. @ 997-4647
House For Sale/.Lease. Owner
finance 3 bdr/2bt doublewide on 5
1/2 acres off US19 and Waukeenah
Hwy." *$800/mnth. Call, 850-545-:
Selling Real Estate Since 1972
Experience can help!
Noble Subdivision 3br/2ba Mobile
Home in excellent shape, carport, big
endorsed shop, carport. $89,900
OneAcre Clark Rd $25,000
,Ship Home 3/1 on i ac $i2o,oo0.
Spacious near US 27 3/2 hm, pool, 2
outbuildings 2.5 ac $325,000
InTownTreasure 2 bedbroom i bath
beautiful floors $129,900
ThompsonValley Rd 2/2 home 7.33
ac mostly cleared $195,000
Great Location 3/2 home 1.56 ac, big
barn, green hse $165,000
Munrmuring Creek 5.2 acres, septic
The Budd House 4/2 high ceilings/
great porches, $385,000
Priced to Sell! 5 hillside acres in
Aucilla Shores $50,000
MixedUse Property J12acres 4
houses/ac allowed $36,500/ac
Very Pretty 5 lovely acres on paved
road $5,5oo0 per acre
Horse Farm 29 acres DWw/
fireplace, stables, $329,000
Deal! 4/3, 5 ac/dfenced/ 2car garage/
pool/guest hse, shop pasture/roo
Prime Commercial Property near
Pizza Hut 6.5 acs $650,000
Waukeenah Higihway 27.99 ac
pasture, fenced, l)ond $545,000
Government Farms Road very
Pretty 21 acres w/ planted pines, big
oaks, high, $210,000
Timberlaind 156 ac some pines divide
by I Iwy $2000oo/ac
JACKSON'S DRUG STORE -
Have you been taken off your hor-
mone replacement? See our new
Driveways, roads, ditches, tree and
shrub removal, burn piles. Contact
Gary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-
509-8530 Quick Responses.
ROTARY FLAIL- BUSH
1 J VJ-j ll'(J Oltt
All Types of Tracto
I BUILD SHEDS
window and door rep
Call Bob: 850-242-93
10x12 Shed w/Porch
LESSONS & H(
Call for more infor
ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE: Apply in person at the
Monticello News at 1215 N. Jefferson St. Monticello, or fax resume to
997-3774.' 2/22,rtn, nc.
LEGAL ASSISTANT-Personal Injury Law Firm seeks highly motivated
applicant to work under the direct supervision of an attorney in a
professional working environment. Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to, file and calendar management, word processing, client
interaction, and initial drafting of pleadings and basic correspondence.
Responsibilities require proficient computer skills specifically using
WordPerfect and Microsoft Outlook, and strong organizational and
communication skills. Position is available immediately. Interested
candidates should mail resumes to the attention of Hiring Partner, to P.O.
Box 14771, Tallahassee, Florida 32317.
3/21, Ifn, c.
Janitorial Service needs office workers 3 days a week local. Must have
good work record, background check. 926-2282
Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants for
or Work. a Part-Time Gate Attendant at the County Solid Waste Department. Job
15 description and applications may be obtained at the Solid Waste Department
11/16, tfn, located at 1591 Waukeenah Street, Monticello, Florida.
Hours and days of this position are: Friday and Saturday 6:30 am -. 4:00. pm
and then Sunday and Monday 6:30 am- 10:30 am then 3:00 pom-7:00 pim.
DECKS Essential Job Functions are: Loads and unloads heavy material from trucks.
D C Moves equipment and large bulky objects. PerF'orris crstodial duties. Main-
ry work, iains grounds. Rakes grass and waters plants. Weeds flower beds. Shapes
placement. hedges and trims trees. Cuts grass. Plants and fertilizes flowers. May oper-
42 ate tractor-mower in mowing grass on right-of-way. Picks up boxes and
Delivered other materials left by residents. Needs to get along well with people and be
I l/7,tfn,c able to direct and explain where the different types of materials are to be
DIN ~ disposed of.
IDING Minium u qualifications are: Knowledge of operation, maintenance, capa-
ORSE bilities, limitations and safety aspects of equipment. Ability to understand
G and comply with oral instructions. Ability to read street and traffic signs.
rmation Ability to perform manual labor. Skill in using hand tools.
31 Education and experience needed: One (1) year experience in performing
2/20,tfn manual labor.
SLiceniises. Certifications or registrations: Possess of a valid Florida Drivers
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 P.M. April 1. 2008 at the Solid Waste
Department located at 1591 Waukeenah Street. Equal Opportunity/Affir-
isor native Action Employer. Drug Free Workplace. Drug testing is a required
A part of the pre-employment physical. Applicants with a disability should
,2 contact the above office for accommodations. For additional information
) please call 342-0184.
by ina Rose
Looking for answers to
life's difficult questions?
Concerning love, mar-
riage, business? Need
guidance and direction? If
so call now for your
bright tomorrow today.
Miss Tina Rose guaran-
tees all guidance and
work. You won't be disap-
poifited. : .. . ;, :"-
* Tarot Card Readings
STOCK TRAILER -
16' tandem tag along wit
gate, New deck, 5 new tir
paint, Asking $3,000. 2:
GOATS 75 lbs $50. ea,
997-0901 Leave message
PIGS 200 Ibs, Females, $100. ea.
997-0901 Leave message
Victorian Sofa Call for Details
997-2784 or 509-6970
Oakfield Cemetary 6 Lots For
Sale 12x20 up front
Earl Parnell 997-1557
2/3 8. 4/2.4.0. 1 Le.
The Healtliy Start Coalition of Jefferson, Madison and 'liylor Counties
is seeking an Executive Director. This position reports to Board of Direc-
tors. Bachelor's degree required (preferably in the area social work. health or
human services) and must reside in Jefferson, Madison, or Taylor County.
Ideal candidate must possess the ability to network with community agencies
and the private sector to establish partnerships for coordinating prenatal and
infant health services. Knowledge and experience in strategic planning. eval-
uation of financial and internal controls. motivation, facilitation, and com-
miunity development is desirable. Salary commensurate with experience.
Submit Resume to: H-lealh Start. PO Btox 56 Greenville. ILI 32331 byI
April 22. 2008.
Large Sale- Sat. 8-12, 317
Waukeenah Hwy. Kitchen. Nic,
Nacs, quilts, tools, and much
Saturday April 12 8a.m. Quality Fur-
niture, kitchenware, yard/ mainte-
nance tools. There will be signage on
N. Jefferson the day of the sale.
The key to advertising success
sh ihe Fat
oil mog tm ,it f
Avaiae at LM*MART
1656 S. Jefferson St.
Fax Resume to
covered LuJ utOart wiine ryt;trenecs tug
h cener on Rainbows End Rd. & 27 in Wau-
res, new keenah. Please call Julie at 251-
51-2437. 8863 or 997-2109
AkBash puppies. Turkish guard
dogs will protect livestock from
predators 9-mo. and 1 1/2 mo. $200
Episcopalians have strong traditions,
yet are encournced to think for them-
selves. Christ Episcopal Church,
three blocks N of the courthouse.
Sunday services at 8:30 and 11:00
Boat- '96 Model, 15ft. Fisher
Marine, 25 HP mere. Trolling
motor, depth finder, elect. start,
console steering, live wells, day
box, galv. trailer. 997-6693
1990 Ford Industrial Flat Bed with
Hyd. Lift Gate. Good Cond. New
Tires, Removable. side bodies
$4,500. O130 997-1582
2003 Ford Expl 2dr, clean. 5.0,000
miles asking 14,500 call either
Sara 509-4954 or Dee Dee 997-
Older woman to share household
chores and expenses.
Peaceful farm atmosphere. Please
call 342-9918 after 6 pm
5 ,a ij 5. .155 55~
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 Monticello News 13A
_ _ _ __5SS G A L S__m __ _
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR
The Board of County Commissioners for Jefferson County is requesting
written proposals from qualified construction firms to provide Profes-
sional Construction Management Services for the Construction Phase on
an Emergency Operations Center.
II. It is the County Commission's intention to employ the Construc-
tion Firm to provide overall Project Construction Management, Cost
Benefit Studies, Information Management, Construction Contract Man-
agement, Claims .Management and Technical Inspection during the Con-
struction on a cost plus a fee basis, with a guaranteed maximum price.
III. PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMA-
Proposal Submissions: Submit seven (7) copies of a written pro-
posal no later than 2:00 P.M. on April 21, 2008, to:
Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners
County Courthouse, Rm. 10
Monticello, FL 32344
Proposals must be responsive to the requirements and questions of
the Request for Proposal.
Reservations: Jefferson County reserves the right to reject.any and
all proposals, to negotiate changes in the new scope of work or services
to be provided, and to otherwise waive any technicalities or informali-
Method of Selection: Proposals will be reviewed by a Selection
Committee who will recommend a shortlist of candidate firms. The Se-
lection Committee may invite short-listed firms to be interviewed by the
County Commission. The County Commission may select on proposals
only without presentations. Upon acceptance of a recommendation by
the County Commission, negotiations for the CM Contract will be en-
Please respond by including but not limiting your response to the
1. Company name and length of time in business.
2. Company location.
3. Bonding capability and name of bonding company.
4. Insurance carrier and applicable coverage.
5. Qualifications of staff to be utilized on these projects with names,
resumes, length of time with firm and previous clients served. \
6. Names of previous clients within the past 5 years with phone num-
bers and contact person.
7. Description, of previous experience, to include budget, final cost,
time schedule, change orders, etc. Part of the experience should refer-
ence County construction experience of relevant size and scope.
8. Ability to Value Engineer different methods of construction.
9. Explain any legal action the firm has experienced or is experienc-
10. Examples of project schedules on similar projects which reflect
methods for keeping the project on time and in budget.
11. Company organizational chart with reference to this project.
12. Past experience in Jefferson County.
Request for information shall be in writing. A Pre Proposal Confer-
ence and a Presentation may be scheduled at a later date.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-301-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE,
ROGER STULTZA/K/AROGER P. STULTZ
A/K/A ROGER P. STULTZ, JR, et al,
Last KnownAddress: 753 Hawkins Rd., Monticello, FL 32344
Also Attempted at: 1761 Hwy 229, Mansfield, GA 30055
Current Residence Unknown
MARIA GRAY Last Known Address: 753 Hawkins Rd.,
Monticello, FL 32344
Also Attempted at: 1761 Hwy 229, Mansfield, GA 30055
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure ofMortgage on the
following described property:
Commence at concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of
the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Sec-
tion 33. Township 1 North, Range 3 East, Jefferson County, Florida and run
South 89 degrees 13 minutes 23 seconds East, along the South boundary of
said North half of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter, 529.94 feet
to a concrete monument for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence from said
POINT OF BEGINNING run North 01 degrees 05 minutes 59 seconds East
728.49 feet to an iron rod in the center of County Graded Hawkins Road,
thence South 74 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds East, along said centerline,
85.22 feet to an iron rod, thence South 81 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds
East, along said centerline, 231.37 feet to an iron rod, thence South 01 de-
grees 05 minutes 59 seconds West 675.48 feet to an iron rod on the South
boundary of said North Half of the Northwest of the Southeast Quarter,
thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 23 seconds West, along said South
boundary, 311.96 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT:
That portion of insure premises lying within the right-of-way of that
County Road known as Hawkins Road.
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, PA, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL
33309 on or before May 2", 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 attorney 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 pro-
ceeding special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 25 day of March, 2008.
Kirk B. Reams
As Clerk of Court
By Tyler Sherrod
As Deputy Clerk
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR JEFFERSON
CASE NO. 07-000323-CA
U.S. BANK, N.A.
JOHN J. DONAHUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOHN J. DONAHUE; and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the herein named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended to account for the
person or persons in possession; FLORIDA HOUSING
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated March 25, 2008, in this cause, I will sell the property situ-
ated in JEFFERSON County, Florida, described as:
LOT 39, BLOCK" A", AUCILLA FOREST AND MEADOWS
SUB DIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK "B", PAGE 45 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 GATE DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING VIN NUMBER
11990313687A, TITLE NUMBER 89673641 AND VIN
NUMBER 11990313687B, TITLE NUMBER 89673812
a/k/a 195 East Meadow Road, Monticello, Florida 32344.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the North steps
of the Jefferson County Courthouse located at the intersection of US High-
ways 19 and 90, Monticello, Florida, at 11 :00 o'clock a.m., on April 24,
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Monticello, Florida this 31 day of March, 2008.
Kirk B. Reams
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Tyler Sherrod
Douglas C. Zahm, P.A.
18830 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #300
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO
THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AT
(850)342-0218, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICES (800) 955-8770.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING:
The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community Col-
lege will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at
5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Student Center Lakeside Room, NFCC, 325 NW
Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained
by writing: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr.,
Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the
NFCC Office of College Advancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an
equal accessiequal opportunity employer
IN RE: ESTATE OF
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY,
File Number: 08-19-PR
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of LEROYAUSTIN, deceased, File
Number 08-19-Pk. is pending in the Circuit Court for Jefferson County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1 Courthouse Circle, Monti-
cello, Florida 32344. The name and address of the personal representative and
of the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OFA COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 9, 2008.
Attorney For Personal Representative:
T. BUCKINGHAM BIRD
P. 0. Box 247
Monticello, FL 32345
FL Bar ID #0006176
Monticello, Florida 32344
Notice of Receipt of Stormwater Application
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes and Chapter 62-346, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the
following applications for.an Individual Stormwater Permit have been
received by the Northwest Florida Water Management District:
Application #220 received March 20, 2008, from F. H. IaukeA for
addition of a .39 mile graded road to provide access to four new lots
proposed for the SE comer of the site, which is located on old Tung
Grove Road near Lloyd.
Interested persons may comment upon these applications or submit
a written request for a staff report containing proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing the Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District's ERP Office, The Delaney Center Bldg., Suite 2-D, 2252
Killearn Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32309. Such comments or re-
quests must be received by 5:00 p.m. within 14 days from date of publi-
No further public notice will be provided regarding these applica-
tion. Persons wishing to remain advised of further proceedings or to re-
ceive a copy of the Technical Staff Report should request that in writing
to the address above or by-email to ErpPermits@nwfwmd.state.fl.us.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administra-
tive hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regard-
ing the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after
reviewing the staff report.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 06-029-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SOLELY IN ITS
CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER
1,1999, HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-3.
PAUL E. EIDSON; PHYLLIS L. EIDSON; PARKWAY
PINES SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; EFC HOLDINGS MORTGAGE,
and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and
other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the above-named Defendants,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Jefferson County, Florida, will on the 24 day of April, 2008, at
11:00 o'clock A.M at the North door of the Jefferson County Courthouse
in Monticello, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in
Jefferson County, Florida:
LOT 1, PARKWAY PINES, PHASE 1, as per map or plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book "B", Page 86, of the Public Records
of Jefferson County, Florida, TOGETHER WITH a Mobile Home-
located on property.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, re-
sulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court
within 60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 25 day of
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Court Administration at the Jefferson
County Courthouse, Monticello, Florida 32344, Telephone (850) 997-
3596, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
Kirk B. Reams
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Tyler Sherrod.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
John Howarth Farren
Butler & Hosch, P.A.
3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E
Orlando, Florida 32812
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
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April is Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals Month.
There is a strong correla-
tion between violence to-
wards animals and
violence towards people
and Pawprints and Purrs,
Inc., has joined with the
ASPCA to make this fact
Animal abusers fall
into three groups. In the
first group are people who
abuse animals but don't do
The next group of ani-
mal abusers does it on pur-
pose, but for a short period
The third group of peo-
ple who hurt animals is
the worst. These are people
who intentionally hurt an-
imals because they enjoy
hurting living beings, or
because it makes them feel
The first group con-
sists of people who don't
realize what kinds of shel-
ter different animals need,
or who have so many pets
that they can't care for
them all. Since most of the
people who abuse animals
make up this group, this
means most people who
abuse animals can be
helped with basic educa-
The second group is
usually young people, and
they hurt animals because
they aren't thinking, or be-
cause they can't stand up
to their friends and peer
pressure. They might be
angry at someone else (like
their parents) and kick
their pet dog because they
can't kick their parents.
Or they may think it's
fun to watch an animal
run away scared without
really thinking about how
the animal feels. The ones
who are giving in to peer
pressure might be trying
to show off to their
friends. Or they may be
with a group of friends
who are all trying to im-
press each other, and so
they go along with what
everyone else is doing.
animals for any reason is
serious. In most states,
those caught doing this
will face harsher punish-
ment than those who hurt
This latter group learns to
think about how others
feel, and they learn to
stand up for themselves,
and can be reached
through education and
The third group of peo-
ple who hurt animals is
the worst, but fortunately
are the least common.
These are people who in-
tentionally hurt animals
because they enjoy hurt-
ing things, or because it
makes them feel powerful.
They would hurt people, if
they could get away with
it, but choose helpless ani-
Why do these people do
this? There are different
reasons. Some want to
have control over others.
They will hurt an animal
because they think this
means they control the an-
imal. Or they may hurt the
animal to control another
For example, a hus-
band might hurt the fam-
ily's pet to show his wife
what he could do to her if
she doesn't obey his com-
mands. Someone else
might make his dog kill
other dogs because he or
his friends think that
makes him powerful.
Others simply enjoy
pain and violence. Those
who enjoy violence might
also destroy inanimate
things as well as animals
All of the people in
this last group suffer from
problems that will proba-
bly not go away on their
own. They often need the
help of licensed profes-
sionals like a psycholo-
Most are probably
born with their problems
(even if the problem does-
n't come out right away),
but others can get their
problems from brain dam-
age, poisonous environ-
ments, or being treated
badly themselves. Without
help, psychological prob-
lems can haunt them their
Be prepared to provide
information, if you wit-
ness animal cruelty. Write
down what you saw hap-
pen, who was involved, the
date of incident and where
it took place. It's very im-
portant to inform the po-
lice because animal
cruelty is illegal in all 50
To report animal
abuse, contact the Monti-
cello Police Department at
342-0150, the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office at
997-2523, or the Humane
Society at 342-0244.
Midnight, the abused
and abandoned horse res-
cued by the Humane Soci-
ety last year, remains
happy, healthy and still
awaiting permanent adop-
Foster home provider,
Margaret McMurray notes
that midnight is approxi-
mately 30 years old and too
old to be ridden. "But he's
a great pasture buddy, and
he gets along very well with
other horses," she said.
McMurray said the Hu-
mane Society is still seek-
ing just the right place for
him to live. "So he can live
out the rest of his days in a
happy state," she said.
The adoption fee for
midnight is $100, which
couldn't begin to cover the
cost of nursing him back to
Donors have included
local farms, sponsors, the
Humane Society, and Mc-
Murray, who paid signifi-
contributions for the care
of the animal.
Midnight was rescued
by the Humane Society and
brought to McMurray's
farm for rehabilitation,
over Memorial Day week-
McMurray recalls, "He
was very skinny, no more
than skin draped over
boned, very neglected and
"You could see it in his
eyes," said McMurray "He
was starving for love, atten-
tion and care. Her had
gone a long time with no
food or water."
She said the power had
been cut off in his previous
location, and there was no
way to get water to him.
On his first day at the
McMurray farm, he began
to show changes. "He was
just so happy to finally be
getting food, water, and at-
tention," she said. 'Alto-
gether, it took about several
days before he even started
wanting to act like a
McMurray recalls that
after just a few days, his
eyes were big and bright.
His personality greatly im-
proved each day, to the
point of neighing, pranc-
ing, playing and getting
frisky with the farm mare.
To adopt Midnight, call
the Humane Society at 342-
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