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140th Year No. 16 Wednesday, April 16, 2008 50 460 + 4

Free Photo Shoot

Set For Children

Parents: Here is an
opportunity to get photos
made of your child, or
children (if more than
one), and have the photo
appear in the newspaper,
all at no cost. There is no
age limit for the children
Interpress Studios, a
professional and mobile
photography team, will
be coming to Monticello
on Thursday, April 17,
and set up shop from 2:30
to 7:30 p.m. at the
Women's Club, 990 East
Pearl Street.
The studio will take

the children's photos -
maybe even a family por-
trait, if you'desire, al-
though the latter is not
eligible for inclusion in
the newspaper and
four weeks hence, the
Monticello News or the
Jefferson Journal will
feature the children's
photos under the heading
"Tomorrow's Leaders."
An appointment for
the photo taking is not re-
quired, but is highly en-
couraged. To schedule an
appointment, call Emer-
ald at (850) 997-3568 or
(850) 973-3497.

School Board Approves

Charter School Lease

Managing Editor
The School Board approved the lease of the total
former Howard Middle School, on Second Street, to
the CARE Charter School of Excellence, by a 4-1 vote,
April 14.
Voting in favor of the five year lease, subject to
terms and conditions agreeable to both parties, were
Board Members Earlene Knight, Shirley Washington,
Franklin Hightower and Ed Vollertsen.
Casting the lone nay vote, was Chairman Charles
Boland. The names on the lease and the cost of the
lease, were not discussed at the meeting.
In February, the Board approved the establish-
ment of the.Charter School via a Memorandum of
Agreement between CARE Charter School of Excel-
lence and Jefferson County Public Schools. The con-
tract was signed by President Harriett Cuyler, and
Superintendent Phil Barker.
The goal of the Charter School is to open in Au-
gust and reportedly some 70 students have registered
to be served in elementary grades.
In other news, Mayor Gerrold Austin presented
Board Member Washington with a Key to the City, in
recognition of her concern for students and her gen-
erosity via scholarships, and other financial contribu-
tions, and proclaimed April 1 as Shirley Washington
JCMHS Band Director Stan Norton displayed a
new band uniform, he created for the school and ex-
plained that the band is titled the Jefferson Marching
Tigers. Uniforms cost in excess of $400 each, which
Norton explained is standard, and can be brdered
now with payment due two years hence.
This will allow time to raise the funds to pay for
the 70-75 uniforms Norton plans to order. The fact
that the former band uniforms are worn out and in
tatters prompted the need to replace them.

Glimmer Of Hope For City

Internet Service Dwindling

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
If the final nail
is not yet in the cof-
fin that holds the
city-provided Inter-
net enterprise, that
last nail is now in
position and the
hammer is raised.
On Tuesday,
April 1, the City
Council voted unan-

John Jones calls
the city-provided
Internet a failure
that needs
to be~terminated.

imously not to renew the
contract for Internet con-
nectivity with AT&T. At a
monthly cost of $2,060, the

city will have
paid in excess
Of $74,000 when
the three-year-
old contract ex-
pires in June.
City Clerk
Emily Anderson
was supposed to
inform sub-
scribers in the
coming weeks of
the city's inten-
tion to terminate

the service. Even so, hope
remains among some city
Please See
Internet Page 2A

Monticello Readies For

Musical Extravaganza

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It's been a long time in
the planning, but the
much-awaited Southern
Music Rising Festival is set
to kick off 7 p.m. Friday,
April 18, with a Gospel con-
cert at the Opera House.
The event promises to
be both entertaining and
enlightening. Not only will
various area Gospel groups
be performing, but Dr.
Arnold Burkart, a retired
music professor, will be fill-
ing the time between per-
formances with a running
commentary on the history
and significance of Gospel
On Saturday the activi-
ties kick off 11 a.m. and
continue into the evening

hours, with a nationally ac-
claimed group and a jam
session scheduled to close
the festivities at 11 p.m.
In between, bluegrass
musicians will be perform-
ing more or less simultane-
ously in five venues around
the downtown area. The
five are the Opera House
(two stages), the Wirick
Simmons House, the
Palmer House and the
Lotto van, which will be set
up on Dogwood Street. Des-
ignated hosts, meanwhile,
will roam the streets and
be available to answer
questions, direct visitors or
talk about the area's his-
On Saturday night, the
featured acts are the
Florida Scrubs, which per-
form 7- 7:45 p.m. in the

Opera House, and
Blue Highway a
recorded group
that will play 8-
9:45 p.m., to be fol-
lowed by a
free-for-all jam
session in the
downstairs bay of
the building.
The cost of
the Gospel con-
cert is $7 for
adults and $1 for
children. On Sat-
urday a $5 pass
gets a ticket buyer Boog
into any of the one of m
daytime activities.
And for Saturday night, the
cost of the concert is $15.
Food, alcoholic bever-
ages and other refreshment
will be available at differ-

ger Holler, pictured here, is just
any groups performing at this
's festival.
ent venues around town.
For more information,
call (850) 5104220 or visit

Former County Prosecutor Passes Away

Robert L. Cummings assisted with high- profile cases
in Jefferson County, during the 80s and 90s.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Although possibly not
as well known as Michael
Schneider, who was assis-

tant state attorney in Jef-
ferson County for many
years, the late Robert L.
Cummings, who died
Wednesday, April 9, in Tal-
lahassee at age 74, was an

important part of the
prosecution team here
during the 80s and early
As senior prosecuting
attorney for the 2nd Judi-
cial Circuit, which in-
cludes Leon and Jefferson
counties, Cummings usu-
ally assisted with the
more notorious trials. For
example, he helped prose-
cute the defendants in the
Jimmy Fulford and the
British Tourist cases, two
high-profile murders that
received national, and in
the latter case, interna-
tional media coverage.
"Bob was possibly one
of the three most bril-
liant, most knowledgeable
and intelligent attorneys
that I have ever known,"
State Attorney Willie -
Meggs said Monday April
14. "He was in a class all
by himself."
Meggs oversees the
Second Judicial Circuit,
which takes in Franklin,
Gadsden, Leon, Liberty,
Wakulla and Jefferson

A little known fact
about Cummings was that
he was a highly decorated
fighter pilot in the Viet-
nam War, Meggs said.
Cummings, in fact,
served 20 years in the Air
Force and participated in
several tours of duty in
Southeast Asia, where he
earned the Silver Star for
gallantry in action,
among many other com-
bat awards. He subse-
quently earned a law
degree at Florida State
University and started
with the State Attorney's
office in 1978, a position
he held until his retire-
ment in the late 1990s.
"He was a great Amer-
ican," Meggs said. "There
are not many like Bob."
A memorial service
for Cummings was held in
Culley's Meadow Wood
Funeral Home in Talla-
hassee on Monday Burial
was to be in Arlington Na-
tional Cemetery in Vir-

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
State and local
elected officials, area
plantation owners, com-
missioners of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission
(FWC) and a host of
other dignitaries and reg-
ular folks gathered at the
Beau Turner Youth Con-
servation Center on US
19 South on Wednesday
evening, April 9, to cele-
brate the facility's open-

The activities in-
cluded a tractor-pulled
wagon tour of the 160-
acre property, a brief
awards ceremony, and a
sumptuous meal consist-
ing of a mix of quail,
sausage, shrimp, corn-on-
the cob and other gastro-
nomical treats.
Nick Wiley, newly-
promoted FWC assistant
executive director, was
the guide for one of two
wagon tours, which took
in the Olympic and 3D
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Youth Center Here Aims

To Be A National Model

Monticello News Photo By Laz Aleman, April 9, 2008
Beau Turner, right, discusses the goals of the center with
(from left) Sheriff David Hobbs, John Finlayson and Riley Palmer,
during Wednesday's event celebrating the facility's opening.



2A Monticello News


Wednesday, April 16, 2008


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

Come Out And Support Relay For Life

Dear Editor:
The American Cancer Society has
been an active member of Jefferson
County for many years offering a number
of patient and family services, cancer
support groups, tobacco control
programs and lifesaving research. We
continue our mission thanks to the help
of generous volunteers and dedicated
The American
Cancer Society Relay A 4
For Life is a community
event in every sense of
the word. It is a chance
for the community to
come together for one R
common cause. Being a
part of Relay For Life
means I'm a part of a
national grassroots
movement to fight
cancer. Being a Relay
For Life volunteer,
means I'm making life
better for cancer
survivors, patients and their families.
But we are faced with a critical
shortage of volunteer leaders. With the
challenges of our day-to-day demands,
time has become a premium and many
people are finding it more difficult to
participate in community service. It is
because of the volunteers who preceded
us, however, that certain types of cancer
are now highly treatable or even curable.

With more help, we will continue to win
the war.
The American Cancer Society needs
your help now. Plans are underway for
the 8th annual fundraiser Relay For Life,
held at the old Jefferson County High
School Track Field (located on Water
Street) on April 25 and 26, to support
cutting-edge cancer research, help
provide free transportation to hospitals,
help prevent youth
smoking, publish
lifesaving literature, and
develop a new generation
Sof weapons to fight
E LAY Now is the time for
individuals, families,,
!ORS LIFE organizations, schools,
7 religious groups,
corporations and small
businesses to build a
team and join our fight to
reduce the burden of
cancer across America.
Relay For Life can be the
site of a company picnic or family
gathering while supporting a great cause.
To sign up to participate or learn
how you can volunteer for other patient
services, call 297-0588 ext. 3708, visit us
on the Web at, or you
may also call me at 997-4985.
Relay For Life Press, Chairman
Jo Morris

Youth Center

archery ranges, the waterfowl impoundment and
dove fields, the high and low skeet shooting houses,
the small rifle bore shooting range and the fish
stocked pond.
"This is unique,"-Wiley more than once said of
the property and its amenities, which Beau Turner -
youngest son of CNN founder and billionaire Ted
Turner donated to the FWC for the expressed pur-
pose of reigniting in kids a love of nature and the
great outdoors.
"Most places like this, the adults would gobble it
up and the kids wouldn't get a chance, Wiley added.
He explained that the impoundment, which was
dried at the moment, was planted in corn and then
flooded in the fall to allow for the hunting of the
waterfowl. The dove field, meanwhile, was planted in
sesame, milo, millet and other cereal plants that
attracted the birds. The beauty of the center, he said,
was that kids not only learned the basic shooting and
hunting safety skills, but they got to put those skills
into practice with actual hunts on the property.
"There's nothing like this for kids anywhere,"
Wiley said.
Equally important, the facility was available to
any organization that served youths, he said.
"This is wide open to volunteer organizations,
community organizations or any other groups, so
long as it's for kids," Wiley said. "The FWC partners
with the organizations and we let the organizations
bring the kids to us."
He pointed out that not only was the center's
equipment state-of-the-art, but the plans called for
handicap accessibility and overnight camping to be
added eventually.
Crossing a slash pine stand on the way to the
skeet-shooting range, Wiley pointed out the many
young longleaf pines growing in the midst of the
taller pines. He explained that Turner was committed
to eradicating exotic and non-native species and last
year alone had planted nearly two million longleaf
pines in an effort to restore the native plant commu-
nity and biodiversity' It all played into Turner's
vision to reconnect kids with nature and teach them
about conservation and land stewardship, he said.
At the tours' conclusion, participants gathered in
the large open structure near the center's entrance
for a brief awards ceremony and comments by vari-
ous FWC officials and Turner himself.
Among the area landowners and managers to be
recognized for opening private lands to youths for
hunts under the auspices of the FWC's Youth
Hunting Program of Florida were Don Joiner,
Raymond Bass, John Fuller and Steven Demott.
Rodney Barreto, FWC commission chairman, pre-
sented Turner with a plaque in recognition of the lat-
ter's efforts on behalf of youths and the environment.
Barreto praised Turner's generosity in donating the
160-acre property and expressed the hope that it
would accomplish Turner's goal of inspiring other


officials that a combination of state and private inter-
vention will rescue the enterprise in its 11th hour.
Councilman Tom Vogelgesang and Anderson, who
have been at the heart of the enterprise since its start,
are now talking of a potential public-private partner-
ship that could possibly continue the service. Neither,
however, is willing to go on record with any specific
details at this early stage of developments. All they will
say is that the city's consultant on state grants is
exploring the possibility of the city getting an economic
development grant that involves the participation of a
private partner and that the potential looks very prom-
ising in both cases.
"He (the consultant) has talked to a company that
provides Internet service and that may be interested,"
Vogelgesang informed his colleagues.
He added that the company was evaluating the wor-
thiness of the city's broadband system to determine if it
warranted its involvement in the enterprise. At the
same time, the consultant was exploring the likelihood
of a broadband enterprise qualifying for economic
development funding. But all he could say, or wanted to
say at this point, was that he felt optimistic about both

Emerald Kinsley, Publisher gr

Love Your Neighbor As Yourse
Instead of writing a column this week, I thought I would run a story that I read, not long ago.
I think this little story says it all......
Matthew 22:34-40
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert.
in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
God's Love Returned

The man slowly looked up.
This was a woman clearly accus-
tomed to the finer things of life.
Her coat was new. She looked like
that she had never missed a meal
in her life. His first thought was
that she wanted to make fun of
him, like so many others had
done before.
"Leave me alone," he
To his amazement, the
woman continued standing. She
was smiling -- her even white
teeth displayed in dazzling rows.
"Are you hungry?" she asked.
"No," he answered sarcasti-
cally. "I've just come from dining
with the president. Now go
The woman's smile became
even broader.
Suddenly the man felt a gen-
tle hand under his arm.
"What are you doing, lady?"
the man asked angrily. "I said to
leave me alone."

Cont. From Page 1

landowners to follow his lead.
"Like a rock in the pond," Turner offered in
response, making the motion of dropping a pebble,
before accepting the award.
FWC Commissioner Richard "Dick" Corbett, who
with his wife, Cornelia, co-manages the 16,000-acre
Pinckney Hill Plantation in Jefferson County, spoke
next. Corbett decried the "broken twig" or disconnect
that he said existed between, the old and new genera-
tions when it came to the transfer of the hunting tra-
"This is a neat idea," Corbett said of the center.
"We want to take this pilot program nationally.
Instead of kids fooling around with technology, let's
bring them out into the outdoors and let them experi-
ence the wildlife. We're going to find a way to
reignite the flame."
FWC Commissioner Brian Yablonski spoke of the
importance of mentoring and opportunity to the
hunting experience two critical ingredients that he
said appeared t.o be in short supply at present. He
called the center the cure to the disease of nature
deficit disorder, a term coined by author Richard
Louv in his 2005 book titled "Last Child in the
Woods." The book deals with the wide range of
behavioral problems that are allegedly resulting
because children are spending less time outdoors.
"We need to connect this generation with the out-
doors again," Yablonski said.
Turner spoke next to last. Variously described as
"the most influential citizen/environmentalist in the
nation" and "one of the most important conservation-
ists working the land today", Turner oversees the
management of nearly two million acres of Turner
properties across the country, including the 25,000-
acre Avalon Plantation and other large landholdings
in Jefferson County. Additionally, he is involved in
efforts to restore several endangered species to their
native habitats, including longleaf pines and red-
cockaded woodpeckers in north Florida and bison,
longhorn sheep and wolves out West.
Turner said that if the center changed only one
child, it would justify its existence and his dream.
But it was his hope that the center would change
many children's lives and serve as a model to spur
other landowners across the country to follow his
He spoke of the litigious nature of modern society
and how he had been warned when he proposed open-
ing his land to children that he would be sued. It was
his fondest hope that the current culture of litigation
and the fear that it engendered could be changed, he
"We've got to get to a point where we can open
our properties," Turner said. ""The greatest portion
of land today is in private hands. It's our time to take
a leadership role and open our lands and say we're
not going to be afraid to let kids on the property. If
we can turn one child around, this will be a success."

Cont. From Page 1

situations, Vogelgesang said.,
Even so, he agreed with his colleagues that the
present connectivity contract with AT&T should be ter-
minated and subscribers informed of the likely cessation
of the service in June.
"Still, there's that glimmer of hope that if we can
get a private partner, the enterprise could be the dream
that it was envisioned to be three years ago,"
Vogelgesang said.
His comments were prompted by Councilman
John Jones' earlier remarks that the city needed to get
out of the failed business.
"It was a good idea but the plan was bad," Jones
said. "It failed. It's a runaway train and we need to loop
it in. We need to give notice to the people that it's over. It
was a good idea but no planning was put into it. I don't
want this to drag on past June. It was a good idea but it
Since the startup of the enterprise in 2005, the
city has spent more than $220,000 on the system and has
realized about $45,000 in return. Poor planning, wishful
thinking, malfunctioning equipment and lack of techno-
logical expertise have characterized the enterprise since
its inception.

Just then a policeman came
up. "Is there any problem,
ma'am?" he asked.
"No problem here, officer,"
the woman answered. "I'm just
trying to get this man to his feet.
Will you help me?"
The officer scratched his
head. "That's old Jack. He's been
a fixture around here for a couple
of years. What do you want with
"See that cafeteria over
there?" she asked. "I'm going to
get him something to eat and get
him out of the cold for awhile."
"Are you crazy, lady?" the
homeless man resisted. "I don't
want to go in there!" Then he felt
strong hands grab his other arm
and lift him up.
"Let me go, officer. I didn't do
"This is a good deal for you,
Jack," the officer answered.
"Don't blow it."
Finally, and with some diffi-
culty, the woman and the police
officer got Jack into the cafeteria
and sat him at a table in a remote
corner. It was the middle of the
morning, so most of the breakfast
crowd had already left and the
lunch bunch had not yet arrived.
The manager strode across the
cafeteria and stood by the table.
'What's going on here, offi-
cer?" he asked. "What is all this.
Is this man in trouble?"
"This lady brought this man
in here to be fed," the policeman
"Not in here!" the manager
replied angrily. "Having a person
like that here is bad for business."
Old Jack smiled a toothless
grin. "See, lady. I told you so.
Now if you'll let me go. I didn't
want to come here in the first
The woman turned to the
cafeteria manager and smiled.
"Sir, are you familiar with Eddy
and Associates, the banking firm
down the street?"
"Of course lam," the manag-
er answered impatiently. "They
hold their weekly meetings in one
of my banquet rooms."
"And do you make a good
amount of money providing food
at these weekly meetings?"
"What business is that of
"I, sir, am Penelope Eddy,
president and CEO of the compa-
The woman smiled again. "I
thought that might make a differ-
She glanced at the cop who
was busy stifling a giggle,
"Would you like to join us in a
cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"
"No thanks, ma'am, "the offi-
cer replied. "I'm on duty."
Then, perhaps, a cup of cof-
fee to go?"
"Yes, ma'am. That would be
very nice."
The cafeteria manager
turned on his heel. "I'll get your
coffee for you right away, officer."
The officer watched him
walk away. "You certainly put
him in his place," he said.
"That was not my intent.
Believe it or not, I have a reason
for all this."
She sat down at the table
across from her amazed dinner
guest. She stared at him intently.
"Jack, do you remember

Old Jack searched her faces
with his old, rheumy eyes. "1`
think so -- I mean you do look'(
"I'm a little older perhaps,":
she said. "Maybe I've even filled
out more than in my younger:-
days when you worked here, and"
I came through that very door, |:
cold and hungry."
"Ma'am?" the officer said:
questioningly. He couldn't believe'
that such a magnificently turned:
out woman could ever have been .
"I was just out of college, "
the woman began. "I had come toi
the city looking for a job, but I.
couldn't find anything. Finally L-.
was down to my last few cents
and had been kicked out of my-
apartment. I walked the streets-
for days. It was February and r
was cold and nearly starving. I
saw this place and walked in onrz
the off chance that I could getn
something to eat."
Jack lit up with a smile.i
"Now I remember," he said. "1I
was behind the serving counter.,
You came up and asked me ifyoait
could work for something to eat. I
said that it was against companyiw-
"I know," the woman contin-S
ued. "Then you made me the
biggest roast beef sandwich that f
had ever seen, gave me a cup of.
coffee, and told me to go over to a,
corner table and enjoy it. I was:
afraid that you would get into:
trouble. Then, when I looked,
over, I saw you put the price of my.
food in the cash register. I knew,
then that everything would be all:
right." "
"So you started your owner
business?" Old Jack said. .
"I got a job that very after-'
noon. I worked my way up.
Eventually I started my own busi-
ness that, with the help of God,
prospered." She opened her purse
and pulled out a business card.
"When you are finished here,
I want you to pay a visit to a Mr.
Lyons. He's the personnel director
of my company. I'll go talk to him
now and I'm certain he'll find,.
something for you to do around
the office. She smiled. "I think he
might even find the funds to give .
you a little advance so that you,.
can buy some clothes 'and get da
place to live until you get on your
feet. And if you ever need any-:
thing, my door is always opened,
to you."
There were tears in the old
man's eyes. "How can lever thank-:
you?" he said.
"Don't thank me," the-.
woman answered. "To God goes!
the glory. Thank Jesus. He led me
to you." j;
Outside the cafeteria, the"
officer and the woman paused at
the, entrance before going their
separate ways. "Thank you for all
your help, officer," she said.
"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy,':
he answered. "Thank you. I saw a
miracle today, something that I)
will never forget. And thank you
for the coffee."
If you have missed knowing,
me, you have missed nothing.l:.
But, if you have missed knowing.
CHRIST, you have missed every-t'.
thing in the world.
Have a Wonderful Week:;
and May God Bless You Always!,'
Until then....see you around'
the town.

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April 15, 1998
A moratorium to be considered
by the County Commission on
Thursday night, if approved, would
effectively put a stop to any new
major residential subdivision for
about a year.
Leave your car in the designed
area, walk back a half mile or so
across an expansive pasture (you
can ride in style in a horse-pulled
carriage if you prefer), step across a
mock palisade, and you're suddenly
in another world: the worked of the
North American continent between
1640 and 1840.
Members of ABATE, the motor-
cycle group opposed to the mandato-
ry use of helmets, were in town dur-
ing the weekend, preparatory to the
group's ride into Tallahassee on
The city has finally made good
on the nearly $400,000 it owed for
attorney's and expert's fees stem-
ming from the Tommy Martin con-
demnation suit.
April 13, 1988
Landfill test data completed in
March was "looking good" accord-
ing to Frank Darabi, engineer and
county landfill consultant.
The historic Asa-May House at
Capps, one of only three plantation
houses left in Jefferson County, has
been dropped from this year's Tour
of Homes, according to Tour
Chairman Sally Beshears.
April 13, 1978
The county commissioners
approved the purchase or lease of a
van at last Wednesday's meeting
which is to be used for the trans-
portation of trainable mentally
handicapped citizens of the county
to Madison where classes are avail-
able for them.
The Health Care Responsibility
Act was once again the topic of dis-
cussion at Wednesday's County
Commission meeting. ,,.I
Buck Bird, county attorney, told

the board that area counties were
joining together in a suit to test the.,:.
constitutionality of the Act, which
makes local governments responsi-
ble for the out-of-county health care
of indigents.
April 6, 1968
Anne Floyd, Jefferson County
High School sophomore, was chosen
State President-Elect, and Lynda
Willis, junior, was elected State
Vice-President of Program of Work,
at the State Future Homemakers
Association meeting April 4-7 in
Brief groundbreaking cere-
monies were held last Wednesday
morning at the site of the new coun-
ty health center.
Oxford College of Emory
University is pleased to announce
that Calvin Joshua Reams of
Lamont made the Merit List on this
campus for the Winter Quarter.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Cato for the weekend were her
daughter, Mrs. Neal Cam, Mr. Camrn
and daughters of Daytona Beach.
April 6, 1958
Felix 0. Bullard, operator of a
2,000 acre seed farm, and a member
of the Jefferson County Comm-
ission was named one of four
"Outstanding Young Farmers of
America for 1957" at a banquet held
in Indianapolis, In.
John E. Hawkins, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W.C. Hawkins of Monti-cello,
was elected president of Sigma Phi
Epsilon fraternity of the University
of Florida in Gaines-ville.
April 6, 1948
The TEL class of the First
Baptist Church met Friday after- 1
noon at the home of Jimmie
Attending Girl Scouts Council '_Y,
.in Tallahassee were Mrs. Gene ,
Williams, Miss Dorothy Bulloch,'
Mrs. David Winans, Mrs. A.fred,
Hentz, Miss Mary Curtis-and
Mrs. Richard Ohmes :'
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Sheriffs Office (JCSO)
arrested a county woman
Sunday on multiple drug
JCSO received a com-
plaint April 6, reporting that
someone was growing mari-
juana inside a camper on
Cherry Tr(. Rd. in Wacissa.
; Deputy Chris Smith and
Jefferson County Drug Unit
investigators Sally Cole and
Oryenthia Sloan responded
to the address.
Smith arrested Pamela
Sue Bowling, 53, at the resi-
dence after he saw a mari-
juana joint and parapherna-
lia in her pocket. She was
also arrested for possession
of crack cocaine.
After '--vestigating the
complaint further, the
investigators were able to
develop enough information
to get a search warrant.
When the search warrant
was served, Cole and Sloan
discovered that a camper
behind the residence was
being used exclusively to
cultivate marijuana.
; There was a "grow
room" in operation and a
room set up for drying and
processing. The investiga-
tors seized the camper with
11 marijuana plants as well
a' air conditioning systems,
humidity controllers, grow
lights, fertilizer, numerous
controllers and timers,
records, graded seeds, and
other related parapher'na-
lia. Bowling was also
charged with iflony charges
of possession of' drug para-
phernalia and cultivation

of marijuana.
"The investigation con-
tinues and additional
arrests are pending," con-
cluded Cole.
Bowling was transport-
ed to the County Jail and
booked on the numerous
charges. Bond was set at
$8,000 and she bonded out of
jail Monday morning, April
7. (Mug shot)
Tony Lee Campbell, 49,
of 10616 S. Salt Rd., was
arrested by deputies April 7
and charged with no driver
license and driving under
the influence, property
damage. Bond was set at
$100 and he bonded out of
jail the following day.
Edward Medlock, Jr.,
48, of 116 Swift St., was'
arrested April 7, and
charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly
weapon. Bond was set at
$5,000 and he bonded out of
jail April 9.
Diedre Williams, 47, of
470 S. Marvin St., was
arrested and charged with
passing worthless checks,
writ of attachment. She was
released the same day with-
out bond.
Gerald Larry, 22, of 101
Lamont Subdivision,
Lamont, was sentenced
from court April 8, to 30
days in the county jail on
charges of trespassing. He
remained in the County Jail
April 14.
John Paul Jones, 54, of
12613 Wiley Rd.,
Tallahassee, was arrested
by April 9, and charged with
violation of conditional
release on the charge of
homicide manslaughter.
Bond was withheld and he
remained housed at the
County Jail April 14.
Harvey Jordan, 62, of
292 Tin Top Rd., was arrest-
ed by deputies April 9, and
charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly
weapon. Originally, bond
was set at $20,000, but after
making his first appearance
in court, bond was with-
held. He remained at the
County Jail April 14.
A city man was arrested
by MPl[) April 11, when a
motorist reported he was
robbed at knile point. The

suspect was identified as
Harold King, 30, of
Monticello, and was identi-
fied by the victim. King was
booked at the county jail on
charges of armed robbery,
armed burglary of a vehicle
and resisting an officer.
Bond was withheld and
King remained in jail April

Harold King
Harvey Jordan, 62, of
292 Tin Top Rd., was
arrested April 9, and
charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly
The charges stem from
an incident March 31,
when Deputy Logan
Wilcox responded to 1537-
Walker Springs Rd. in ref-
erence to the cutting of
Alvin Johnson at the Club
400 in Wacissa.
A witness identified
.the photograph of Jordan
as the man who had cut
Originally, bond was
set at $20,000, but after
making his first appear-
ance in court, bond was
withheld. He remained at
the Cotnty Jail April 14,

Harvey Jordan

Cassi Anderson

Cassi is a graphic designer at the new computer programs and design tech-
"Monticello News" and "Jefferson Journal." niques. She is adept at examining other
She is not married at this time and lives in publications for ideas about what might
Monticello. Her past work experience work for her, and/or what she does not
includes waitressing, and pre-school teach- like.
ing. She has an AA degree and plans to
Her hobbies include photography, trav- attend school to become a registered nurse
eling, sports, fishing, riding four-wheelers, in due time. In the meantime, Cassi plans to
and spending time with her friends and continue to gain experience in graphic
family, design and sharpen her skills in this field.
Cassi enjoys ,being able to express her "I'm always open to suggestibns," Cassi
creativity in her work, as well as learning says, "as one can never learn too much."

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April 16
Dance Classes
are available at the Monti-
cello Opera House Wednes-
day evenings at 7p.m. Join
the group for a full hour of
learning basic ballroom
steps. This is not dancing
with the stars, but you'll
learn enough to
enjoy yourself at a dance.
Admission is $10 but new-
comers receive their first
lesson free! Studio group
lessons cost more than
double, and they're out of
town! Call the Opera
House with any questions
April 18 and 19
Southern Music Ris-
ing, a creation of the Foun-
dation For The
Preservation of Historic
American Music, will hold
its first Festival in down-
town Monticello and at the
Monticello Opera House
on Friday and Saturday
Volunteer participation is
needed and encouraged to

make this a successful and
annual event. Contact
Barry Kelly at 510-4220 for
more information.
April 18 and 19
Kessler Construction
and Jefferson Builders
Mart will hold a Light Bulb
Exchange Friday and Sat-
urday at the JBM location.
Be one of the first 100 peo-
ple to bring in a regular
bulb and exchange it for a
new CFL bulb free! Call
997-2519 for more informa-
April 19
The Monticello Eagle's
Nest will hold its annual
meeting 9 a.m. Saturday at
1085 South Water Street.
Contact Interim President
John C. Bottcher at 997-
2422 for more information.

April 20
Camellia Garden Cir-
cle meets at 2 p.m. on the
third Sunday of the month
for a meeting and pro-
gram. Contact Chairman

Carolyn Milligan at 997-
3917 for location informa-
April 20
Community Outreach
Tent Revival, sponsored by
the South Jefferson
County Ministerial Al-
liance, will be held Sunday
April 20 thru Wednesday,
April 23.
The Revival will begin
at 6 p.m. on Sunday and
continue at 7 p.m. on Mon-
day thru Wednesday, at the
grounds of Wacissa Pente-
costal Holiness Church,
152 Tram Road in Wacissa
(Hwy 259/Hwy 59.) For
mdre information contact
Pastor Donnie Thomas at
April 21
Magnolia Garden Cir-
cle meets at noon on the
third Monday of the
month for a meeting and
program. Contact Chair-
man Pam Kelly at 997-5010
for more information.
April 21

Community Outreach Tent Revival

Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest on South
Water Street. This will be a
parents meeting. For infor-
mation contact Scout
Leader Paul Wittig at 997-
1727 or 997-3169.
April 21
Monticello Main Street
meets at noon on the third
Monday of the month at the
Monticello/Jefferson County
Chamber of Conurnerce. Con-
tact the Chamber at 997-5552
for date changes and more in-
April 21
AA Women's Meetings
are held 6:45p.m. on Mondays;
AA and Al-Anon meetings
are held at 8 p.m. Christ Epis-
copal Church Annex, 425
North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
] April 22
AA classes are held every
Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. for
those seeking help. Located at
1599 Springhollow Road in the
Harvest Center Contact Mar-
vin Graham at 212-7669 for
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Community Outreach Tent Revival,
sponsored by the South Jefferson County
Ministerial Alliance, will be held Sunday,
April 20 thru Wednesday, April 23.
The Revival will begin at 6 p.m. on
Sunday and continue at 7 p.m. on Monday
thru Wednesday, at the grounds of
Wacissa Pentecostal Holiness Church, 152
Tram Road in Wacissa (Hwy 259/Hwy 59.)
Sunday Speaker, Rev. Betty Hodges,

pastor of Lloyd United Methodist
Monday Speaker, Rev. Charles John-
son, pastor of Lament Baptist Church.
Tuesday Speaker, Rev. Joseph Love,
pastor of Union Hill AME Church.
Wednesday Speaker, Rev. Brent Bur-
ton, initiating a rehabilitation center in
Jefferson County
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will be provided. For more information
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008




BOYD RECEIVES "SPIRIT OF Treco Bellamy Earns Degree


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Congressman Allen Boyd, left, receives the "Spirit of Enter-
prise" Award from Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue
at the US Chamber of Commerce award reception, April 9.

Congressman Allen
Boyd received the "Spirit
of Enterprise" award
from the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce for his strong
support of pro-economic
growth legislation in the
first session of the 110th
Congress, April 9.
"It is such an honor to
receive this award from
the U.S. Chamber of Com-
merce," said Congress-
man Boyd. "The federal
government can play a
meaningful role in provid-
ing economic opportuni-
ties for our businesses. I
am proud to work with the
U.S. Chamber and the
local chambers in North
Florida to promote more
economic growth in our
The Chamber's "Spirit
of Enterprise" award is
given annually to mem-
bers of Congress based on
rankings it gives for key
business votes. The votes
counted by the Chamber
in 2007 included the exten-
sion of the federal back-
stop for terrorism risk
insurance and the passage
of critical water re-
sources legislation to fa-
cilitate the nation's
waterways and ports and
to authorize funding for
Everglades restoration.

"Representative Boyd
has proven to be an effec-
tive ally to the business
community, supporting
legislation that helps
grow the economy and
creates new jobs for hard-
working Americans," said
Tom Donohue, Chamber
President and CEO. "The
Chamber is grateful for
Allen's commitment to
these important issues
and is proud to present
him with this award."
"Our communities are
stronger because of the
work and dedication of
the local chambers and
their membership," stated
Boyd. "I will continue to
work in Congress to sup-.
port our chambers and
the issues that are impor-
tant to the economic de-
velopment of North
"key votes" are recorded
floor votes on issues es-
tablished as priorities by
the Chamber's board of
directors and on which
the Chamber communi-
cates its position prior to
the vote. Members of
Congress who support the
Chamber's position on at
least 70 percent of key
votes receive the "Spirit
of Enterprise" award.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Monticello Native
Treco Tremaine Bellamy
graduated from the Uni-
versity of South Florida in
Tampa, with a BA Degree
in Criminal Justice, Dec.
15, 2007.
Following the gradua-
tion ceremony, Bellamy
celebrated with family and
friends, who had gathered
for photos and dinner at
Leroy Selmons Restaurant
in Tampa.
Bellamy also had a spe-
cial guest in attendance,
his high school instructor,
football coach and mentor,
Ervin Lewis, who had
flown in from Birming-
ham, AL for the occasion.
Bellamy said that early
morning and late night
calls to Lewis, who always
offered positive advice and
motivated him to go on

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Community Coalition
members will meet 9:30
a.m. Tuesday, April 29 at
the Jefferson County Li-
The Coalition's An-
nual State of the Child
for Jefferson County
will be presented at this
monthly meeting.
Members are en-
couraged to share with
key stakeholders in the
community and plan to
attend this important
meeting for insight into
the picture of health
and well-being for Jef-

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Bellamy gave teary-
eyed recognition to every-
one present and said that
he owed the accomplish-
ment of obtaining his de-
gree to everyone present,
because in some way, they
encouraged and supported
him, giving him strength.
Bellamy resides in
Hillsborough County and
works part-time in secu-
rity at the Dallas Bull, and
has accepted a full-time po-
sition at the Department
of Juvenile Justice, to pur-
sue his dream of inspiring
young people to pursue
their dreams.
He is a 2003 graduate
of Jefferson County High
School, and graduated
from Reedley College in
Reedley, CA in 2005.,
He is the son of Tracy
and Nathaniel Gallon of

ferson, County, in' terms'
of child hunger, infant
mortality, transporta-
tion, prevalence of sub-
stance abuse, and the
The Coalition will
also be collecting dona-
tions of disposable dia-
pers or infant's
Contact Donna
Hagan, contract man-
ager for Healthy Start
Coalition of Jefferson,
Madison & Taylor Coun-
ties, Inc. at 948-2741, or
dhagan@healthys- for more in-

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Monticell News
Managing Editor
With the 58th Watermelon Festival scheduled June 6 to
21, meenmber's of Altrusa of Monticello are on their annual
mission of filling the Watermelon Festival Book with ad-
Proceeds go to fund the scholarships presented by Al-
trusa each year. Unfortunately, there are too many adver-
tisers for Altrusans to contact in the time allotted. Each
year, the club receives comments from disappointed adver-
tisers who missed the opportunity In addition, there are
new business owners who may not be aware of this local
Because there is such high demand on the premium ad
spaces of the back cover and inside covers, Altrusa has
come up with a new process for sales of these pages. The
deadline for standard ad pages is Friday, May 2nd. The pre-
mium covers deadline is earlier, and those interested in ad-
vertising on one of these pages should call the number
below prior to Thursday April 17 for details.
The festival booklets go like wildfire at the banks,
stores, Chamber and wherever they're available, resulting
in much exposure for advertisers.
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Scholarship Foundation

To Hold Fundraiser

Library Book Sale

Set April 26

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Area residents have a
good chance to get good
books cheap at the Fourth
Annual Library Book Sale.
More than 750 books
are on hand and are being
sorted and ready to sell at
9 a.m. Saturday, April 26,
at the Jefferson County
Public Library
The purpose of the
sale is to clear library
shelves of duplicates, and
books no longer circu-
lated, as well as to market
books that were donated
for the sale.
Many children's books
are available as well as
music and books on tape.

All proceeds of this
sale will be turned over to
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library
will prioritize the needs of
the Library and spend the
money where it is needed
, most.
The sale will be held
and staffed by members of
the Jefferson County Dem-
ocratic Party and Friends
of the Library.
Chairpersons for the
sale are Earl Hoover and
Dave Watkins.
Volunteers are needed
to sort and ready books for
the sale on April 24 and
For more information,
or to volunteer, call 997-

Music Extravaganza

Set For Saturday
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Memorial Missionary Baptist Church Senior
Choir will present a Music Extravaganza 7 p.m. Satur-
day, April 19.
Church choirs and Gospel groups from in and
around the Big Bend area will participate in this
evening of music and praise.
Rev. J.B. Duval, pastor of Memorial MB Church in-
vites all to attend, and enjoy the blessings the music is
sure to bring.

Light Bulb Exchange

Set Over Weekend
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Kessler Construction and Jefferson Builders Mart
will hold the Second Annual Light Bulb Exchange Fri-
day, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 at the JBM location.
Celebrate Earth Day by exchanging an incandescent
bulb for a CFL bulb. Be one of the first 100 people to
bring in a regular bulb and exchange it for a new CFL
bulb free!
CFL bulbs are environmental friendly, they help to
reduce carbon, produce less heat, use less electricity,
and save money for the consumer.
Call 997-2519 for more information.
Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day Together we can do
more to improve the environment.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Avera-Clarke Bed
and Breakfast located at
580 West Washington
Street was one of the 13
historical homes and
buildings open to visitors
during the 2008 Home and
Heritage Tour March 15-

The committee of the
Alberta Cuyler Scholar-
ship Foundation is hold-
ing its first fundraiser, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday,
April 19, at Sweetfield MB
Church, in Monticello.
This foundation is de-
signed for the future chil-
dren of tomorrow, and
vendors are encouraged to
reserve space for the items
they want to sell. The cost
to reserve space is $40,
and vendors are responsi-
ble for anything else
needed, such as tents and

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new pas- Wayne Cool
tor at at First United N
tor at Monticello.
United Methodist
Church, Monticello.
He shared his expe-

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the like,
There are 20 spaces
available for vendors to
sell food, clothing, art,
jewelry, and such. Spaces
are reserved on a first
come, first served basis.
For reservations, contact
Derry Williams at 850-644-
7998 daytime, and after 5
p.m. at her home, 850-421-
Deadline is Monday
April 17, so Williams can
discuss with vendors the
setting up of their sta-

along with
his vision eof
calling, chil-
dren to as-
pire to a
higher level
and find rel-
meet at nooi
on Wednes-
days at the
Club for
Photo Submitted lunch and-a
he new pastor Contact
hodist Church, Club Presi-
dent Rob
Mazur at 907-5138 for up
coming meetings and

Avera-Clarke House

This wood frame, two-
story "I" style house, rich
in exterior detail, is now a
gracious bed and break-
fast establishment owned
by Gretchen and Troy
The house was built
circa 1890 by Thomas L.
Clarke who served as a

During the 2008 Home and Heritage Tour, the Avera-Clarke
Bed and Breakfast invited artist Margie K. Carroll to display her
Animaques works of art on the outside patio.

three-term legislator and
who was a delegate to the
Florida Constitutional
Convention in 1885.
His son, Judge Scott
Dilworth Clarke, the
"Dean" of the Florida Leg-
islature's "Pork-Chop
Gang" and his family lived
in the house for many
The large rooms of the
home gracefully accom-
modate the beautiful an-
tique and contemporary
A notable recent addi-
tion to the property is one
of Monticello's oldest
structures, a modest clap-
board dwelling, which was
saved from demolition and
moved from its original
site downtown.
The "green house" as
it's been known for years,
was built around 1821. The
newly refurbished build-
ing now functions as a
charming cottage for

iwonticello News Ploto By UeDDie anapp Marcd 15, 2UUB
The Avera-Clarke Bed and Breakfast was open to visitors during the 2008 Home and Heritage
Tour. Homeowner Gretchen Avera and acting tour guide Bruce Leinbach tell about the house to
out of town guests. From left to right are Leinbach, Susan Clarke, Avera, and Gary Clarke of Tal-

Pastor Wayne Cook

Speaks To Kiwanians

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monticello INews OA

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2008 Jefferson County Relay For Life

Jefferson County Fights Cancer Rlock l5and
Attention all teenagers and the young at there
With Relay For Life Event heart .eeJoin us for an XBOX 360 Rock Band"M verN
With Relay For Life Event Challenge! Mess
The Messiah Messengers
Do you know a child 1946, the Society has in- unteer, call Dana from Wacissa Pentecostal Holi-
who survived leukemia? vested more than $2.5 bil- Lastinger at 508-2174 or Jo ness Church will be hosting a
Do you have a mother, sis- lion in research. This Morris at 997-4985. Rock BandTM Challenge to raise
ter or aunt whose breast investment has paid rich For more information money for Relay for Life on Sat-
cancer was found early dividends: in 1946, only on cancer, call the Ameri- urday, April 19, from noon until
thanks to a mammogram? one in four cancer patients can Cancer Society at 1- 5 p.m..
Do you have a friend or were alive five years after 800-ACS-2345, available 24 For a donation to the Ameri-
coworker who quit smok- diagnosis; today almost 60 hours a day, seven days a can Cancer Society the public is
ing to decrease their risk percent live longer than week, or visit www.can- invited to learn how to play the
of lung cancer? Each of five years. Rock BandTM game or challenge
these individuals bene- Investigators and The American Cancer their friends and others in their
fited from the American health.professionals in Society is the nationwide video music skill. There will be opportuni- for
Cancer Society's research universities, research in- community-based volun- ties to sing, play drums, guitar, and bass with con
program. stitutes, and hospitals tary health organization others who are learning or are experts at the
Each day scientists throughout the country re- dedicated to eliminating game. the
supported by the Ameri- ceive grants from the cancer as a major health The fundraiser will take place in Down- Rel
can Cancer Society work American Cancer Society problem by preventing town Monticello at 247 North Jefferson at the
to find breakthroughs that Of the more than 1,300 cancer, saving lives and di- GrayStone Consulting office, next door to the Floi
will take us one step closer new applications received minishing suffering from Main Post Office. Mes
to a cure. The American each year, only 11 percent cancer through research, The Messiah Messengers are a Youth 7 p.i
Cancer Society has long can be funded. education, advocacy and Group Ministry for ages 8 18. This is their Gra
recognized that research You can help fund service, second year of participation in Relay for Life Pas
holds the ultimate answers more research grants by Join your community in the Big Bend Area. They have selected a 997-

me of "Rock For Life" and designed their
y own T-Shirt for the April 25-26th event
in Jefferson County
The American Cancer Soci-
ety 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 awesome
prize. Plenty of tickets will be
available at the fundraiser and
the final drawing is scheduled for
Saturday, May 10, at the Leon
Fairgrounds. All contributions
and proceeds will benefit Relay
Life. Games will begin at 12 Noon and
tinue through 5 p.m..
We hope everyone will come out and join
Messiah Messengers in their support of
ay for Life.
Wacissa PH Church is located in Wacissa,
rida, on State Road 259 (Tram Road). The
ssiah Messengers meet on Wednesday's at
m.. For more information contact Angela
y at 997-0302 or Cheryl Simon at 997-5108.
tor John Cain can be contacted at (850)

to the prevention, diagno-
sis and treatment of can-
As the largest source
of nonprofit cancer re-
search funds in the United
States, the American Can-
cer Society devotes more
than $100 million each
year to research. Since

participating in the Amer-
ican Cancer Society Relay
For Life, a team event to
fight cancer. More funding
means more cancer break-
throughs and more lives
To learn more about
the upcoming Relay For
Life and how you can vol-

in helping fight cancer by
participating in this year's
Relay For Life event.
Realy will begin on Friday,
April 25 at 6:00 pm at the
old Jefferson County High
School Track Field (lo-
cated on Water Street.)
RelAy will end on Saturday,
April 26 at 12:00 noon.

Cancer PSurViVorP Dinner

Planned Fo
By Emerald Greene Kinsley
Monticello News
The Jefferson County Relay For Life com-
mittee is hosting a special "Survivor's Dinner"
that will be held at the Monticello Opera House
on Tuesday April 22. Each cancer survivor will
be treated to a special dinner, provided by the
Monticello Woman's Club and various Monti-
cello restaurants. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and
will feature special presentations along with free
T-shirts being given to each cancer survivor.
All cancer survivors (anyone who has ever
been diagnosed with cancer) from the Jefferson
County area are also invited to walk the first lap

r Tuesday
of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life
to celebrate their victory over cancer. The Sur-
vivors Lap (to start, the Relay event off) will be
held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday April 25. The Relay
event will end the next day, on Saturday April 26
at 12:00 noon.
All cancer survivors will also have special
recognition during the night of Relay as well as
refreshments under the Survivor's Tent during
the Relay event.
There is no cost to participate in any of the
events/honors. Cancer survivors are urged to
call and "sign up" and participate in this year's
super event. Please call Bert or Nancy Banks at
948-2829, or Jo Morris 997-4985.

Rudy Scheese Creates Grills,

Cookers For Relay Fundraiser

0N Jefferson county
SRelayFr Lifer

.aRAT There is no finish ifneuntf a cure isfold

Friday, April 25, 2008
4:00 pm-9:00 pm

Please Sign UP) With:
Jo Morris (997-2222)
Please Loin us for the American Cancer Society
"RELAY FOR LIFE" at the Jefferson County High School Track

American Cancer Society and
All-American Ford

Chance Drawing

2008 Ford Mustang
2008 V-6 Ford Mustang Coupe in Performance White
With Shaker 500 6-CD & MP3 Sound System and Warriors in Pink Package,
charcoal leather seats with pink stitching, an aluminum-spoke steering wheel in
leather with pink stitching and charcoal floor mats with pink ribbon
and contrast stitching.

Drawing to be held
Relay For Life of Leon Fairgrounds
Closing Ceremonies
Saturday, May 10, 2008 11:30 am

Each Chance $1 Donadon

Chances are available with any Jefferson County Team Captain or you
may contact Jo Morris at 997-4985 for more information
American Cancer Society, 2619 Centennial Blivd, Suite 101,
Tallahassee, FL 32308 $ 1850-297-0588'

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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2008 Jefferson County Relay For LifeI

By Emerald Greene Kmltey
Monticello News
The Jefferson County
Relay For Life committee is
excited to announce the
"Mr. Relay" beauty pageant
will be held this year, dur-
ing the Relay Event.
"The "Mr. Relay" pag-
eant/contest has always
been one of the favorite
competitions from sur-
rounding area Relay For
Life's, and we are so ex-
cited to start it here in Jef-
ferson County, too," said Jo
Morris, Jefferson County
Relay For Life press chair-
Each Relay team will
have one male contestant,
in the competition. The
team can/may dress their
"Mr. Relay" as a woman for
the pageant. Contestants
are permitted to wear their
tennis shoes (opposed to
their "dress shoes") as they
will be walking around the

Relay track in their attire.
Each team, on the
track, will be given a scor-
ing card for the contest-
ants. Each contestant will
be given a number and
lined up at the start line on
the track. Contestants will
then be announced, one by
one, and will proceed in
their debut walk, around
the track. As each contest-
ant takes his walk, by-
standers will be able to
hear all the special quali-
ties that contribute to why
they should be chosen as
"Mr. Relay
As contestants register,
it is asked that hobbies,
special qualities and infor-
mation be given at that
time with the thought of
"The funnier the better."
(Example "Mr. VMS -
Perry Lastinger. He enjoys
fixing potholes to make the
roadways safer for the com-
munity") It is also permis-
sible that the contestant's

Monticello News
Managing Editor
Nancy Whitty's story began 30 years
ago when she was a senior in high school
and saw her mother suffer with breast
cancer for two years, and die at 45.
After un-
dergoing an-

in Oct., 2006
Whitty discov-
ered a lump in
her breast dur-
ing self-exami-
nation. She
underwent a
and it was dis-
covered that
the cancer has
spread to two
lymph nodes.
It took
seven weeks of
eight rounds of
and a year of a ,
drug called
Herceptin, be-
fore she received a clean bill of health in
Jan., 2008. Because her kind of cancer
was fed by estrogen, she underwent a hys-

team members "help" in
some way and be a part of
the competition.
After each "beauty con-
testant" finishes his walk
around the track, he will
then be asked to step up on
the stage and say a few
words to the crowd of spec-
tators. Impromptu ques-
tions might also be asked,
but don't worry, committee
members will keep the
questions very simple,
such as, "What does Relay
mean for you?"
may use their own clothing
and accessories, but the
Relay For Life committee
will have a box of donated
clothes for those that show
up at the last minute and
want to participate.
So, don't delay Call today
and sign up to enter the
"Mr. Relay" contest today
Call Jo Morris at 997-4985.
Together we can beat can-

terectomy at 46.
From this experience, Whitty took
away many blessings. Among these was a
prayer of healing with her doctor, one
from a complete stranger, others holding
her hand and wiping away the tears be-
fore each procedure, more than 350 cards
of hope and
love, and four
months of
c o m p e t e
meals brought
to her home by
loving friends.
A teacher
at JES, Witty
missed only
four days of
work through-
out her ordeal.
When her hair
fell out, her
students wore
\ scarves and
hats as a fash-
ion statement,
and her church
made a prayer
Squilt for her.
"Thle most
words I heard
came from a dental receptionist: 'There is
life after cancer,' and I believe it, so I want
to be somebody's angel," Whitty said.

Breas Healh Bouss:,~s

1. Ask to see the FDA certifi-
cate that is issued to all facil-
ities that meet high
professional standards of
safety and quality.

2. Use a facility that either
specializes in mammogra-
phy or performs many mam-
mograms a day

3. If you are satisfied that
the facility is of high quality,
continue to go there on a reg-
ular basis so that your mam-
mograms can be compared
each year.

4. If you change facilities,
ask for your old mammo-
grams to bring with you to
the new facility so that they
can be compared to the new

5. If you have sensitive
breasts, try having your
mammogram at a time of
the month when your
breasts will be least tender.
Try to avoid the week right
before your period to lessen

6. Don't wear deodorant

powder or cream under your
arms it may interfere with
the quality of the mammo-

7. Bring a list of the places,
dates of mammograms,
biopsies or other breast
treatments you have had be-

8. If you do not hear from
your physician within 10
days, do not assume that
your mammogram was nor-
mal confirm this by calling
your physician or the facility

Relay For Life

One Week Away

Relay For Life is an overnight event in-
creasing cancer awareness while raising
much-needed funds for the American Can-
cer Society's local patient services and pro-
grams, advocacy, community education and
cancer research. Teams composed of as
many as 15 people from local companies,
clubs, neighborhoods and families raise
funds prior to the event. At the Relay, team
members take turns walking around a
track, relay-style. Participants campout,
enjoy music, en-
tertainment and
food while build-
ing team spirit to
help in the fight
against cancer. .
This spectacu-
lar event will take
place at the old Jef-
ferson County
High School Track
(located on Water
Street) for an
overnight relay
against cancer from 6:00 pm on April 25th
until Noon on April 26th.
Relay For Life empowers the commu-
nity to take part in the fight against cancer
while honoring survivors and remember-
ing friends and loved ones lost to the dis-
The highlight of the evening, for every-
one in attendance, is the Luminaria Cere-
mony, held at 9:00 pm, on the 25th.
It is one of the most beloved '~rie-
monies during the two-day event. The Lu-
minaria Ceremony is conducted in order to
recognize those touched by cancer in Jef-
ferson County
Individuals, or companies, can make
contributions in memory of those who
have lost the fight with cancer or memori-
als may be purchased in honor of those
who have survived. Each will be recognized
by a lighted luminaria displayed at the

Relay For Life event. The Luminarias line
the track and are left burning throughout
the night to remind participants of the in-
credible importance of their contributions.
Luminaria contributions/memorials can
be made by contacting Marianne Goehrig
at 219-0722 or Michelle Brantley at 997-2701.
There will also be a memorial
slideshow of pictures of those who have
lost their battle with cancer. Citizens may
turn pictures in to Colleen Harmon at the
Jefferson County
Health Department.
Please include your
information on the
back of the picture,
so it can be returned
to you. Pictures that
were in previous
year's slideshow will
be included this year
also, and do not need
to be re-submitted.
The annual Relay
For Life opens as
cancer survivors (anyone who has ever
been diagnosed with cancer) walk or wheel-
chair the first lap. This is an emotional time
and sets the stage for the importance of
each participant's contribution. There is no
cost to participate. Cancer survivors need
to call Bert & Nancy Banks at 948-2829, to
"sign up" and be recognized.
A festive atmosphere always develops
around the track area at these events. As
you make new friends and spend time with
old ones, the Relay heats up and the camp-
out begins. An atmosphere of camaraderie
is created with team members entertaining
each other: eating, playing games, and, of
course, walking for a great cause.
Go out and support the Jefferson
County Relay For Life. All money raised
during that weekend will go to help battle
the war on cancer.
Together, we can beat cancer.

"Mr. Relay" Beauty Pageant Set


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We invite you to become

part of the celebration at

After dark, the Relay For Life celebration will include a special Luminaria Ceremony,

Encircling the track with lights of hope, the Luminaria Ceremony reaches for tomorrow with each
candle of life and touches the stars for only a moment to remember those of yesterday.
Your donation will place a luminaria along the pathway to memorialize or honor someone you love.
The bags will stay lit throughout the evening, reminding us that HOPE LIVES among us. The Luminoria
Ceremony begins just after dark. Please complete the form below to honor or remember a loved one
. who has battled cancer.

April 25-26, 2008
0Held at
Jefferson County High
Your name: School
Address: Luminaria Ceremony
Begins at 9:00 p.m.
City: State: Zip: Return your order form to:
Phone (H): (W): American Cancer Society
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Email: -Or fox8s5-297-0s92
Or Give to Your Team Captain
Credit Card: Visa MasterCard AMEX Discover
Account #: EXP: Signature:
Name in Memory In Honor Donation Amount

Total Donation:
THE MINIMUM SUGGESTED DONATION IS $5 PER BAG. Please make checks payable to the American Cancer Society.


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Federal Program Aims To Help Beekeepers

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Beekeepers in Jefferson
County -- and word-of-mouth
has it there are a few--may be
able to take advantage of fed-
eral funds to get them
through the hard times.
As Patricia Sorensen of
the Farm Service Agency
(FSA) explains it, her agency
administers two separate
programs for the 2002
through 2007 honey crop.
One is the honey non-re-
course marketing assistance
loan and the second is the
loan deficiency payment, es-
sentially a subsidy Both pro-
grams are intended to
stabilize and ensure the well-
being of the country's honey
and agriculture industries.
The national loan rate
for honey currently is 60

cents per pound, with the
loan available through
March 31. The idea is to pro-
vide eligible honey produc-
ers with financing to get
them through rough market
periods and until world mar-
ket prices improve. Instead
of selling the honey immedi-
ately after harvest, the loan
allows producers to store the
production and pledge the
honey as collateral.
"They basically borrow
money against their honey
at 60 cents a pound,"
Sorensen said.
Once market conditions
are favorable, the producers
may sell their honey and
repay the loan. Or, if they
are unable to sell the honey,
they turn in the quantity of
honey pledged as collateral
as full payment. Under cer-
tain circumstances, the gov-

ernment may even accept re-
payment at less than the
principal plus accrued inter-
To be eligible for a loan,
producers must harvest the
honey in the United States in
the calendar year for which
the loan is being requested
and the honey must come
from an approved floral
source and be stored in ap-
proved containers, among
other conditions.
The loan deficiency pay-
ment (LPD) is basically a
subsidy It provides produc-
ers with price support dur-
ing times of low market
prices. LPDs are not avail-
able currently, given that
market prices exceed the
loan rate.
For more information on
this program, call the local
FSA office at 997-2072.

Identification and Housing of Cattle

ivestock gent Conducting Coun Of Horses, Donkeys Here

Monticello news
Staff Writer
How many horses are in Jefferson
County? is one of the questions the county
Extension Office hopes to answer with its
survey of horse, mule, pony and donkey
The most common answer is "a
bunch," but Jed Dillard, county livestock
agent needs more definitive information.
"We know the county equine industry
is a growing and important part of the
county's agricultural and recreational pic-
ture, but we don't have good data for it,"
says Dillard.
"IFAS is committed to providing infor-
mation and assistance to the equine corn- ,
munity, but we can't do a good job of that
if we're just guessing who's out there or
what they need. The more we learn about
the needs of the industry, the better our
educational programs will be. Our county
has folks who participate successfully in
equine competition from rodeo to dressage
as well as a lot of folks who "just ride for
the fun of it."

Despite those differences, Dillard is
hoping to find common concerns. He sug-
gests pastures, hay evaluation, mosquito-
borne diseases or disaster evacuation
might be topics of universal concern, "but
we really want the community to tell us.
Times are tight, and we don't want to
waste anybody's time or money on pro-
grams that don't fit our community's
In addition to equine numbers, the sur-
vey is designed to identify the range of
county residents' equine knowledge, their
informational needs, and how they feed
and manage their animals.
The postage paid survey takes about 10
minutes to complete. It's available from the
Extension Office, at-275 North Mulberry
Street as well as the following cooperating
locations: Animal Medical Clinic, Cavallo
Farms, Drifton Farms, Monticello Milling,
Sorensen Tire Service, Veterinary Associ-
ates, and Waukeenah Farm Supply
Other businesses or individuals wish-
ing to help distribute the survey can con-
tact Dillard at 342-0187 or by e-mail at

Consmation Rse Proam RtquiOr s Ch s Be Repo rted

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
office of the Farm Service
Agency (FSA) wants par-
ticipants in the Conserva-
tion Reserve Program
(CRP) to be mindful that
they must report all
changes having to do with
transfers of ,ownership,
deaths, incompetence and
missing persons.
Per FSA rules, CRP
participant are required to
report changes in banking
status, mailing address
and land ownership, "in-
cluding land transfers of
living trusts, irrevocable
trusts, etc."
What's more, the es-
tates of CRP participants

must contact the FSA
while the estate is yet open
to ensure that the earned
CRP payments are issued.
Representative of de-
ceased CRP participants
must inform the FSA by
submitting one or. more
copies of the following ap-
plicable documents: a
death certificate, a court
appointment for estate, a
estate ID number and/or a
deed transferring owner-
ship to the survivor.
Failure to report the
required changes may lead
to loss of the annual rental
payment or termination
of the CRP contract.
The CRP is a voluntary
10-to-15-year program that
helps agricultural produc-
ers safeguard natural re-

sources and the nation's
environmentally sensitive
The program is cred-
ited with protecting mil-
lions of acres of topsoil
from erosion by reducing
water runoff and sedi-
mentation, thereby pro-
tecting groundwater and
helping improve the con-
dition of lakes, rivers,
ponds, and streams. The
program also is credited
with contributing to in-
creased wildlife popula-
tions in parts of the

Permanent cattle identifi-
cation is an important man-
agement tool. The industry
encourages continued develop-
ment and application of identi-
fication methods that can be
retained throughout the ani-
mals' life cycle, and are readily
legible and economically feasi-
*When cattle are housed or
pastured they can be readily
checked, by identification sys-
tems such as ear tags.
*Hot or freeze branding is
necessary under many man-
agement conditions. Hot
branding in some states is the
only legal proof of ownership.
*If cattle are branded, it
should be accomplished
quickly, expertly and with the
proper equipment.
*Feeder cattle should not
be re-branded when entering a
feedlot unless required by law.
*Brands should be of ap-
propriate size to achieve clear
*Jaw brands should not be
*Ear notching may be used
to identify cattle. Wattling, ear
splitting and other surgical al-
terations for identification are
*Use of emerging cattle
identification technology, such
as electronic ear tags and reti-
nal scans is encouraged when
Cattle reside on pastures
and ranges and in various
types of feedlots. Genetic vari-
ation among cattle species,
breeds and individuals makes
it possible for them to thrive in
a wide range of natural condi-
tions and artificial environ-
When behavioral and
physiological characteristics
of cattle are matched to local
conditions, beef cattle thrive in
virtually any environment in
the United States without arti-
ficial shelter. Protection may
be beneficial (especially for
newborns) during adverse


weather conditions. Housing
facilities should be designed
and constructed to promote the
animals' comfort and to en-
hance their health.
*Cattle on rangelands and
pastures are stocked at various
rates, depending mostly on for-
age production.
*Cows, calves, and bulls
are held in close confinement
for routine processing, veteri-
nary care, weighing or trans-
*Cattle in background fa-
cilities or feedyards must be of-
fered adequate space for
comfort, socialization and en-
vironmental management.
The allotted space is dependent
upon body weight, rainfall,
evaporation rate, geographic
region, and type of pen sur-
face, pen slope and presence of
*Cattle spacing has an in-
fluence on manure moisture
content and therefore on dust,
runoff and mud conditions.
Because of this, it is impossi-
ble to construct a precise set of
Pen maintenance, includ-
ing manure harvesting, will
help improve pen conditions.

*Mud is more of a problem
in the winter with low evapo-
ration rate or improper
drainage conditions. Accumu-
lation of mud on cattle should
be monitored as a measure of
pen condition and cattle care in
relation to recent weather con-
*Feedyards should use
dust reduction measures to im-
prove animal performance.
Control measures may include:
wetting unpaved roadways;
scraping feedlot surfaces; wet-
ting feedlot surfaces if ade-
quate water is available;
increasing the stocking rate,
therefore increasing the effec-
tive "precipitation".
*Floors in housing facili-
ties should be properly
drained. Floors of barns and
handling alleys should provide
traction to prevent injuries to
and handlers.
*Handling alleys and hous-
ing pens must be free of sharp
edges and protrusions to pre-
vent injury to animals and
*Mechanical and electrical
devices used in housing facili-
ties must be safe.


We have a sliding-fee program for those who
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Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp April 9, 2008
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weekend event on April 18 and 19. From .left to right are Marghuerite Bulloch, Lisa Reasoner, Barbara Hughes, Jan
Rickey, Mary Frances Gramling, Claudette McRae, Brenda Wilfong, Marianne Arbulu, Harriett Cuyler, and Coordinator

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Host volunteers for the
Southern Music Rising
weekend, gathered at Tu-
pelo's Caf6 on Wednesday,
April 9 for a schedule of
happenings for the week-
end event on April 18 and
Coordinator Jack Car-
swell lead the meeting and
discussion noting where the
music groups will be
staged, as well as the ven-

dors, and other participants
of the event.
The weekend event will
begin at 7 p.m. on Friday
evening at the Monticello
Opera House and continue
on Saturday beginning at
11 a.m., and through the
The plan of the Foun-
dation for the Preservation
of Historic American
Music is to make Southern
Music Rising a region pre-
mier venue for traditional
American musical events,

with the sounds of southern
gospel and bluegrass music
heard throughout the down-
town Monticello area all
Musicians will be play-
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ent locations around town,
while the aromas of south-
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area and music lovers and
other visitors browse
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Cultural Center, (229) 226-9878
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ACA Athletes Named Big Bend Leaders Lady Warriors Stand 13-5

Matt Bishop
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Athletes from Aucilla
Christian Academy were
again named to the List of
Big Bend Leaders in base-
ball and softball Friday,
April 11.
In baseball, at the plate,
Matt Bishop is #16 with 21
hits in 50 trips to the plate
for a batting average of
.420; and Marcus Roberts is
#18 with 22 hits in 53 times
at bat for a .415 batting av-
For runs scored,
Bishop stands at #7 with 26,
and Elliot Lewis is #9 with
In runs batted in,


Bishop is in at number
seven with 22; and in stolen
bases, Bishop stands at #12
with 12; and Lewis stands
at #14 with 10.
In pitching, Marcus
Roberts is # 7, he has
manned the mound for 38
innings, giving up 31 hits,
and 12 earned runs for an
earned run average of 2.21.
For the win/loss
record, Stephen Dollar is
#2, with 5-1 for a percent-
age of .833; Trent Roberts
stands at #8, with a 3-3
record, a percentage of
In strikeouts, Marcus
Roberts is #9, with 40.
In softball action, for
hitting, Lindsey Day stands

at #7, with 28 hits in 56
trips to the plate for a .500
average, and in runs batted
in, she is #8, with 22.
In pitching, Taryn
Copeland is # 11 with 76.2
innings pitched and an
earned run average of 4.13,
and in win/loss record, she
is #8, with 10-5, for a per-
centage of .661. For strike-
outs, Copeland stands at
#11, with 44.

ACA Wraps

Up Tennis

Season 4-4
Monticello New
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy varsity tennis
team wrapped up the sea-
son 4-4 after blanking
Wakulla High School, 7-0,
April 1.
The short 4-4 season
stems from multiple rain-
outs and cancellations
causing courts being too
wet for play during the sea-
In singles action,
Kaitlin Jackson downed
Nina Reich, 6-2, and 6-1;
Courtney Connell
grounded Ginny Weiss, 6-2,
and 6-1; and Rebekah Aman
defeated Kelsey Harrell, 8-1.
Caroline Mueller beat
Jeri Roberts, 6-0, and 6-2;
and Nikki Hamrick
downed Kara Smith, 6-1,
and 6-1.
In double action, Jack-
son and Mueller downed
Reich and Weiss, 8-2; and
Aman and Connell wal-
loped Harrell and Roberts,

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Winning two of the
last three games, Lady
Warriors now stand 13-5
on the season.
Action began with a
double-header against Lib-
erty County, March 31,
with ACA taking the win
On the mound, Taryn
Copeland pitched the first
four innings, giving up
three hits, one walk, and
striking out one. Ashley
Schofill pitched the final
three, giving up five hits,
five walks, and striking
out two. Copeland was
credited with the win.
Leading hitters at the
plate included Chelsey
Kinsey, who went two for
three with one RBI; Erin
Kelly also went two for
three; and Schofill went
two for four with three
Coach Roslyn Bass
said the second game ran
neck and neck throughout
the entire game, resulting
in Liberty squeaking past
Aucilla, 13-12.
On the mound,
Copeland pitched the first
four innings, giving up six
hits, six walks, and strik-
ing out two, and Schofill
pitched the final three,
giving up four hits, three
walks, and striking out
three. Copeland was cred-
ited with the loss.
Leading the Lady War-
riors at the plate were
Kelly, who went three for
four with two doubles and
five RBIs; Kinsey went two
for four with one double
and one RBI; and Katelyn
Levine went two for four
with two RBIs. -
The Lady Warriors

Director Tells
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Recreation Park Direc-
tor Kevin Aman reports
the latest results of the

Monticello New Photo by Hunter Greene March 18, 2008

Taryn Copeland pitched the first four innings against Lib-
erty County. She gave up three hits, one walk, and struckout
one for the win.

came back and slammed
Florida High, 8-1, Monday,
April 7.
ACA collected six hits
and committed one error,
and Florida High collected
five hits and committed no
Leading at the plate
were Schofill, who went
two for two; Olivia
Sorensen went two for
four; and Lindsey Day and
Mallory Plaines, both
went one for three with
one RBI.
On the mound, Cope-
land pitched six innings,
giving up five hits, one
walk, and striking out
three, and Schofill pitched

the final inning, giving up
two walks, no hits, and
striking out no batters.
Copeland was credited
with the win. Copeland
now stands 10-5 on the sea-
son, and Schofill stands 3-
0 on the season.
The Lady Warriors
wrap up the regular sea-
son with a double-header
against Graceville High,
Thursday, April 10, here.
The first game is sched-
uled for 2 p.m., and the
second, at 4 p.m.
Aucilla will host the
district tournament April
15, and the district chamin
pionship at 4 p.m., April

Spring Sport Scores At Park
Spring Sports at the park. Kiwanis defeated the
In T-ball, Bishop Lodgers, 12-2.
Farms downed Jefferson In Cal Ripkin Little
Builders Mart, 25-22; Ro- League, Farmers and Met-
tary beat Capital City chants Bank downed
Bank, 19-17; Rotary Williams Timber, 15-5; Jef-
downed the Builders, 16-13; ferson Farmers Market
and the Bankers beat the inched by Monticello
Farmers, 25-18. Millers, 9-8; and the
In Coach Pitch action, Millers beat the Bankers,
C&F Fencing clobbered Ki- 7-3.
wanis, 15-5; Masonic Lodge. In softball action,
downed Chicken Delite, 18-- Joyner's Travel Center de-
8; the Fencers walloped feated Jackson's Drug
Chicken Delite, 21-7; and Store, 10-6. -

Get Familiar With Basics
of Estate Planning
Provided by Robert J. Davison

If you still have many years to go until retirement, you may not
consider drawing up an estate plan to be a high priority. And
yet, as long as you have a family and financial assets, you do
need to think about estate planning no matter what age you
Of course, you may be aware that the Tax Relief Act of 2001
repealed estate taxes for the year 2010, while reducing them
gradually before then. Doesn't that mean you don't have to
worry about burdening your heirs with estate taxes?
It's not quite that clear. Current law repeals the estate tax only
in the year 2010 and there is uncertainty over what will hap-
pen in the following years. Laws affecting estate taxes could
easily change many times over the next several years. Also,
comprehensive estate planning covers more than just taxes.
You still need to determine who gets what. You still want to re-
duce costly and expensive delays in distributing your estate.
And you still need to make arrangements to have someone act
in your best interests if you become incapacitated.
To address these and other issues, start familiarizing yourself
with these basic elements of estate planning:
* Proper titling of assets It's important that all your assets -
your house, property, bank accounts, retirement plans, stocks,
bonds, etc. be properly titled, in terms of legal ownership.
You may want these assets listed in your individual name, in
joint tenancy, or in the name of your living trust.
* Beneficiary designations You need to make sure that your
beneficiary designations are always updated and consistent with
your overall estate plan. For example, if you name a spouse as a
beneficiary on your life insurance, and you later divorce and re-
marry, you'll need to change the beneficiary on your policy.
* Will A will spells out how you want your assets distributed.
If you don't have a will, your assets may be distributed accord-
ing to state law. If that happens, your heirs may not get what
you had intended for them to receive. A will is also the docu-
ment in which you can name a guardian for small children.
* Living trust For many people, a simple will, by itself, may
not be sufficient. For one thing, if you only have a will, your
assets may still have to go through the time-consuming and po-
tentially expensive process of probate. A well-designed living
trust, though, can bypass probate and give you more control
over how and when your assets will be distributed.
* Durable power of attorney When you set up a durable
power of attorney, you name someone to act for you if you be-
come mentally or physically unable to make financial and legal
decisions on your behalf.
* Health care directive By drawing up a health care direc-
tive, you authorize, in advance, the kinds of health care you
would or would not want if, for whatever reason, you cannot
communicate for yourself. In your health care directive, you.
can name someone to make health care decisions for you, leave
written instructions to help others in making those decisions or
even do both.
We've just looked at the "bare bones" of all these estate-plan-
ning elements. To get a fuller understanding of these issues,
and to draw up a comprehensive estate plan, consult a legal ad-
visor who is experienced in these matters. And once you've got
an estate plan, revisit it periodically to make sure your arrange-
ments reflect the changes in your life that will invariably come
your way.

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
Financial Advisor
205 E. Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy Warriors stand
13-5-1 on the season.
The Warriors faced
off against Georgia Chris-
tian April 3 and downed
Georgia 10-4 for the win.
Trent Roberts was
named the winning
pitcher. He pitched six in-
nings, gave up five hits,
three walks, and struck
out eight.
At the plate, Elliot
Lewis went two for four
with two runs, and Mar-
cus Roberts, Matt Bishop,
Casey Wheeler, Will
Hartsfield, Stephen Dol-
lar, and Clark Christy, all
acquired one hit.
The Warriors won
over Hamilton County 3-2,
April 4.
Coach Ray Hughes
said it was hard-fought
and tough game. "Hamil-
ton is a 3A school and a
lot bigger than we are, at

Marcus Roberts was
the winning pitcher. He
pitched all seven innings,
giving up three hits, no
walks, and struck out
seven batters.
At the plate, Christy
went two for two and
Lewis smacked a two RBI
double in the fifth inning,
which Hughes said was
the key hit during the
game, which gave Aucilla
the winning run. Dollar
hit a triple, and Rob
Searcy went one for two.
The Warriors defeated
FAMU, 22-2, Tuesday,
April 8.
Dollar was named the
winning pitcher. He
pitched three innings, giv-
ing up no hits, one walk,
one run, and striking out
At the plate, Lewis
went two for two with
four runs; Marcus
Roberts, two for four;
Christy, two for three;
Trent Roberts, two for
two; and Reggie Walker, a
two RBI triple.

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Murmuring Creek 5.2 acres, septic
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The Budd House 4/2 high ceilings/
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The Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties
is seeking an Executive Director. This position reports to Board of Direc-
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The administration of the estate of LEROY AUSTIN, deceased, File
Number 08-19-PR. 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 persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that chal-

nge the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of
is Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE
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 of the first publication of this notice must file their claims
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
gainst the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court

he date of the first publication of this Notice is April 9, 2008.

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City Proclaims April 3

Carnell Cooksey Day

Monticello News pnotos taken By rran Hunt April Zuu0
In a show of good sportsmanship in the first official match of the day, boxing champion Car-
nell Cooksey (left) and Mayor Gerrold Austin (right) touch gloves in the center of the ring.

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After reading the proclamation declaring April 3, 2008 Car-
nell Cooksey Day in the City of Monticello, Mayor Gerrold Austin
presented Cooksey with the Key to the City.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
...As a part of Kick Butts
Week, Thursday April 3,
was scheduled to Knock
Out Big Tobacco. Local
boxing champion Carnell
Cooksey, was presented a
Key to the City, and the day
was proclaimed Carnell
Cooksey Day.
A crowd of youth gath-
ered at the Recreation Park
around a large inflatable
boxing ring, which was
provided to hold a Big
Glove Boxing event.
Prior to Cooksey's ar-
rival, pairs of youth took
turns inside the ring, duel-
ing it out in symbolism of
knocking out big tobacco.
On the basketball
court, other youth were en-
joying the Course of Your
Life obstacle course, in
which they rode on three
giant tricycles. The obsta-
cle course was created with
different roadblocks, cones
representing peer pres-
sure, big tobacco, and ad-
vertising, in the way. The
youth were challenged to
choose a smoke-free
lifestyle to win the races.
When Cooksey ar-
rived, Mayor Gerrold
Austin read the official city
"Whereas, Carnell
Cooksey was born on Octo-
ber 30, 1986; and
"Whereas, Carnell
Cooksey attended both Jef-
ferson County High School
and the Adult Education
School; and
"Whereas, Carnell
Cooksey is an advocate of
youth leading a healthy
and tobacco-free lifestyle;
"Whereas, Carnell
Cooksey believes that
youth who engage in a
healthy and tobacco-free
lifestyle become produc-
tive and caring citizens;
"Whereas, Carnell
Cooksey believes in com-
munity involvement; and
V "Whereas, Carnell
Cooksey believes that
healthy youth contribute to
a healthier community;
"Whereas, Carnell
Cooksey won his first State
Boxing Championship title
on November 4, 2007; and
"Whereas, Carnell
Cooksey successfully de-
fended his State Boxing
Championship title in West
Tampa, January 19, 2008;
Now, therefore, I, Ger-
rold Austin, Mayor, do
hereby proclaim this date

April 3, 2008, as Carnell
Cooksey Day in the City of
Monticello, county of Jef-
Austin then presented
Cooksey with the Key to
the City He told the sur-
rounding youth of know-
ing Cooksey since he was
young, what a good student
he had been, what a great
man he had become, and
we had much reason to be
proud of the young county
son for working so hard
and obtaining the two State
championship titles that
he had won within two
months of each other.
Then it was time for
the first boxer to face off
against Cooksey in the
ring, and Austin came for-
ward. The two touched
gloves prior to the first
round in a show of good
sportsmanship, and they
began to spare around the
ring to the cheers of on-
lookers. A couple of lefts
from Cooksey sent Austin
back against the ropes,
then came the powerful
right, jab and Austin hit
the canvas and down for
the count and loss.
The event was just one
portion of Kick Butts
Week, March 31-April 4,
which 'began Monday,
March 31, with education
on secondhand smoke and
"What's In a Cigarette"
presentation, and the chil-
dren got the opportunity to
make their own anti-to-
bacco posters. Additional
tobacco awareness and pre-
vention materials were on
display, and youth received
promotional items includ-
ing sports bottles, lan-
yards, and wristbands.
Tuesday was the
Course of Your Life; and
Wednesday was Kick Butts
Day, and the children were
educated about tobacco ad-
vertising awareness.
At 11:45 a.m., 25 youths
congregated at the Court-
house, where they placed
43 tombstones on the lawn,
to represent the 43 deaths
per day in Florida from
smoking. Each tombstone
had a price tag on it repre-
senting how much that life
was worth to tobacco com-
panies, and participants
held signs for viewing by
passing motorists, featur-
ing anti-tobacco messages.
Thursday was the
Knock Out Big Tobacco
event with Cooksey; and
Friday wound up the week
with the Jefferson Idol
competition, where youth
displayed their talents, in-
cluding singing, dancing,
and comedy acts.

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own, she would have never been hit by that car.
..............(2291 226-4881 That's what that kind of treatment can do to an animal and
shows the kind of emotional effect it has on them, even in
later years."
...............(2291 377-3383 Burgess takes Millie May with her everywhere she goes,
except on hot days, and there are some places that will let me
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Once Abandoned And Abused Dog

Now Lives Pampered Life

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Resident Maggie Burgess has a
heartwarming dog story to tell,
which began when she found Millie
May, approximately nine and a half
month old Yorkie/Carrin terrier
mix, on the Courthouse Circle.
"It was one of those days when
there were a lot of semis driving
around the courthouse," Burgess re-
called. "I was in the Old Bank An-
tique Store and when I came out,
there she was, on the sidewalk."
She added that she thought she Photo Submitted
might have frightened Millie May, "Once very sickly with a bad case of heartworms, ex-
the name she gave to the dog, be- tremely thin, hardly any hair, and afraid of people due to
cause she began to cower and back abuse and being mistreated, Millie May is now a pampered
away from Maggie, toward the on- and loved pooch."
coming traffic. Burgess got down .
on all fours and coaxed the dog into her arms and stopped by both the Animal Medical
Clinic and Veterinary Associates to see if they were familiar
with the animal. They were not.
kBurgess, in an attempt to locate the owner, took the ani-
mal home, took two digital photos of her, one from the front
ahd one from the side and, made up some flyers. "I hung
S.J Dv tthem everywhere," said Burgess. "But I never heard a
usm thing."
IS She decided to adopt Millie May and took her to the vet's
office for a checkup, shots, and whatever else was needed. "I
think she had been on her own for a long time," said Burgess.
"She had a bad case of heartworms, she was extremely
)p l (thin, was covered with fleas, and had very little hair, most of
pU it had fallen out. She was missing one nipple and one toe.
"Maybe her hair fell out because her body was fighting to
keep her alive rather than replenish the hair," she added.
Burgess get Millie May her shots, had her cured of the heart-
by giving worms and had her spayed.
When she took in Millie May, she said she could tell that
to lour the animal had been abused because she did not act like an
Emotionally stable dog.
ES A "She would not come near you when you were eating, and
she would not even try to get on the furniture," Burgess
Added. "She would even roll over on her back if you tried to
reach for her. Her ears were always flattened down, display-
wY Iing fear.
When Burgess and her husband, William, go to North
Carolina for their vacations, Burgess says she can tell that
Millie May loved the fast food places.
"She tries to pull us toward the dumpsters," said Burgess.
"That's what makes me think she had been on her own for
a long time when I found her."
"In ways, she acted very mature for her age," Burgess re-
During an open house celebration at the Opera House.
10 IR H a which Burgess and Millie May both attended, when the audi-
ence applauded the performer, Millie May would bark "dog-
T tgie applause", causing many chuckles throughout the
audience, and not only did the performer thank the audience
for their applause, he thanked Millie May for hers.
"It has been really good for her to be socialized," said
Burgess. However, last year, Millie May displayed a sign of
her former abuse, which resulted in her being badly injured.
"I found that she is afraid of hoses and brooms, you know,
the things that people use to chase dogs out of their yards,"
said Burgess. "I was outside and began using the hose when
T discovered her fear of it," said Burgess. "She ran away
from me, into the hedge and out into the street. Then I heard
a sharp yelp from her." Millie May had been hit by a car.
Burgess ran to the dog. "I was so scared, I couldn't even
breathe," she said. Burgess explained that as a small breed
dog, Millie May is fast on her feet and apparently when she
saw the car coming, she tried to jump out of the way "The
front of the car clipped her in the hip and dislocated it, and
John Deere she had a scratch on her forehead.
er system' "She was in so much pain, when I picked her up she bit-
auto transmission me," said Burgess. She took Millie May to Animal Medical
ning radius Clinic and DVM Robert M. Purvis examined her and repaired
ihn Deere quality the hip. "He told me that if the hip does not stay in joint
there is a surgery on the femur where they remove the ball,
SPRING SALE. Choose shave it down and eventually, the muscles vrould reconstruiet'
ry than ever and great around the injury building a pocket and she would be able to
get around well. He also said that without the surgery, if the
hip came out again, she wouldn't be able to get around, the
bone would rub against the hip, badly irritating her and
causing extreme pain.
"Her hip did come out of joint againlso I had Dr. Purvis
do his magic and I put Millie May in physical therapy" said
want to get up and start moving around to strengthen her
hip, so I used the peanut butter she loves so much to her ad-
vantage in rehabilitation.
"I would take an old lid from ajar, put peanut butter all
around the inside of it and put it on the tile floor in the
kitchen where it would be real slippery When she got up and
came over, the lid slid around the floor, and she began using
her rear leg and didn't even realize that she was doing it,"
ON SATURDAY! said Burgess.
"That peanut butter turned out to be a really good therapy
: 7:30am 6:00pm tool. It got her mind off the pain." Within two weeks of *
pm Sun: Closed -. peanut butter therapy, Millie May was getting up and walk-
uth.corn ing on her own without the encouragement of peanut butter.
"Now, she's happy, well and healthy Millie May chases
squirrels and keeps them from eating all of my bird seed, and
...............(850) 877-5522 she chases the ball down the hallway," said Burgess. If it had-
n't been for Millie May being mistreated while she was on her

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