The Monticello news
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Title: The Monticello news
Uniform Title: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Will H. Bulloch
Place of Publication: Monticello, Fla
Creation Date: May 28, 2008
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140th Year No. 22 Wednesday, May 28, 2008 500 46 +40

Sexual Predator Arrested

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Monticello man was
arrested by police April 25,
and charged with possession
of a controlled substance,
and then on May 12, he was
arrested on the charge of
sexual predator, failure to
On April 25, Monticello
Police Department Officer
Alkota Byford and Captain
Roger Murphy were dis-
patched to a residence in
Rooster Town for an assault.
Byford reported that upon
arrival, he observed Henry

Johnson, 55, of
1140 E. Second
St., assaulting
the resident of
the home out-
side of her resi-
dence. Byford
exited his vehi-
cle and ordered
Johnson to stop
his attack, to
which he com- Henry J
plied and he was
The woman allegedly
stated that Johnson came to
her home and brought some
crack and they smoked some
of it. She reported thatJohn-


son suddenly be-
came violent and
wanted to know
where his "stem"
was (device for
smoking crack).
The woman
stated that John-
son slapped her,
choked her and
then picked up a
pair of scissors

and threatened
her She said she fought the
scissors away from him and
ran out the back door and
Johnson caught her and con-
tinued the assault.
A passing motorist ob-

served the incident and
called MPD.
Johnson was placed
under arrest and Byford lo-
cated what appeared to be
crack' cocaine (rock) in his
pocket. A field test for co-
caine was conducted and
read positive.
On May 12, the court or-
dered that his bond be re-
voked and that he be held in
the County Jail as a sexual
predator who failed to regis-
ter. Johnson was to register
with the County Sheriff's Of-
fice and check in every three
months, which he had not

County Reviewing Leases FWC Proposes Rule To Ban

On Waste Collection Sites Hunting From Duck Blinds

Commission Chair-
man Felix "Skeet"
Joyner; exploring
possibility of door-to-
door pickup in Lloyd
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County officials
are in the process
of reviewing the
leases for all the
county's solid waste
collection sites, fol-
lowing the recent
notification from
CSX Transporta-
tion, Inc., that the
Lloyd solid waste
disposal and collec-
tion center was not
in compliance with

its lease agreement.
The Lloyd facil-
ity, it happens, is lo-
cated on CSX
property, which the
railroad company
has been leasing to
the county since
1994. In keeping
with the terms of
the lease agree-
ment, CSX environ-
m e n t a 1
professionals re-
cently conducted an
inspection of the
site and noted sev-
eral deficiencies,
which the company
requested that the
county correct im-
The deficien-
cies, which CSX
contract specialist
Sherry Millard
identified in a
March 3 letter to
Solid Waste Depart-
Please See
Collection Sites
Page 3A

School Board

Expels Two

Monticello News
Staff Writer
During the
monthly meeting of
the Jefferson
County School
Board, May 12,
members voted
unanimously to
expel two middle
school age males for
an earlier offense.
According to a
Sheriff's Depart-
ment report,
deputies picked up
two juveniles April
30, on the charge of
possession of a
firearm and/or
weapon on school
Phil Barker said
May 6, that the stu-
dents were sus-
pended for ten days
each pending an in-
vestigation and
hearing to be held
during the Board
"We received a
call reporting that
one of the involved
students had stolen

a firearm from a
family member and
brought it to the Op-
,portunity School
campus," said
Barker. "When the
firearm was lo-
cated, it was in the
possession of a sec-
ond middle school
He further ex-
plained that policy
forbids students to
bring any type of
weapons on cam-
pus, to have
weapons in their
possession on cam-
pus, or even to
touch a weapon on
campus, all of
which can result in
During the
meeting, Board
members recom-
mended both stu-
dents be expelled
for the remainder
of this school year,
and all of next
school year. "This
is per Board policy
and per Board ac-
tion," Barker con-

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will hold a public hearing June 3
to get stakeholders' input on a pro-
posed rule change that would pro-
hibit hunting from permanent
duck blinds on four large public
lakes, including Lake Miccosuk-
kee in Jefferson County
The other three lakes are Ia-
monia, Jackson and Carr in Leon
County The FWC is considering
the rule change because of in-
creased territorial conflicts
among duck hunters and ex-
pressed public concerns, accord-
ing to Diane Eggeman, head of the
FWC waterfowl section. She said
the proposed rule would prohibit
waterfowl hunting within 30 yards
of, and including, any permanent
duck blind on the four lakes.
The FWC maintains that per-
manent blinds create conflicts be-
cause the hunters who build them
often claim ownership or priority
of use in the area surrounding
their blinds. The agency further
notes that placement of such
structures violates Florida
Statutes and the Board of
Trustees' sovereign submerged
lands rule and poses a boating haz-
Eggeman said if the rule were
to be approved, even the seasonal
blinds that waterfowl hunters con-
struct of natural materials would
be banned. She said waterfowl
hunters would have to utilize
portable blinds that they could set
up and take down with each shoot.
The intent of the proposed rule is

to eliminate permanent blinds
from the lakes ultimately.
Eggeman urged that inter-
ested persons, particularly water-
fowl hunters who use any of the
four lakes, attend the meeting,
share their ideas, and help shape
the product.
The FWC has scheduled the
meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday June 3,
in the cafeteria of Lawton Chiles
High School, 7200 Lawton Chiles
Lane, in Tallahassee.
Eggeman said the staff will
present the results of the hearing
to the FWC Commission at its
June 11-12 meeting in. Dania
Beach. The commission, however,
is not expected to vote on the pro-
posed rule changes until its Sep-
tember meeting in Jacksonville. If
approved, the rule would go into
effect for the 2008-09 regular wa-
terfowl-hunting season.
Persons who require special
accommodations to participate in
the meeting are asked to call
Cindy Hoffman at 850-488-6411 as
early as possible. (The FWC rec-
ommends calling five days prior to
the meeting.) Individuals who are
hearing or speech-impaired may
contact the FWC by using the
Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770
Those who cannot attend the
meeting but still want to register
their input can do so online via
hanges/DBR_Comment.asp .be-
fore June 3.
For more information, call
Eggeman at 850-488-3831 or email
her at
Diane.gnM anlIMvgFWC.com.

Shugar Dies In Skydiving Accident
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Well-known opthalmologist
Joel K. Shugar, 49, of Perry died
in a skydiving accident on Mon-
day May 25, in Eloy Az.
Reports indicate that
Shugar was at a place called
Skydive Arizona. He suffered
massive trauma following an
S-,exercise involving several
Shugar was rushed to Casa
Grande Regional Medical Cen-
ter, where he was pronounced
l dead after efforts to save his life
were unsuccessful.
Shugar was married to the for-
mer Lindsey Williams of Madison. He
was the owner of Nature Coast Eye Care
Institute in Perry
No further information was available at press time.

Williams Announces

For Florida House

Of Representatives

District 10 Seat

Mike Williams, a long-
time business owner from
Madison, FL, has filed with
the Florida Elections Com-
mission to become the next
State Representative from
District 10. Williams is seek-
ing the Republican nomina-
tion to be decided on August
26, 2008. Williams has owned
retail businesses in Madison,
FL, and Thomasville, GA.
since 1978 and is involved in
many business and commu-
nity organizations.
"Will Kendrick's shoes
will be pretty big to fill but I
think we need a Representa-
tive who will continue the
fight for our values and our
families. We need to fight to
lower taxes and keep govern-
ment from creeping further
into our lives and businesses.
If the good people of District
10 will permit me, I'll go to
Tallahassee and be their
voice," Williams stated.
Mike's desire to serve
grows from a deep and abid-
ing faith that began as a child
at home and at Lee Methodist
Church, where he was taught
to worship by his parents,
James and Betty Williams.
That faith has provided guid-
ance and direction through-
out Mike's life. In 1979 Mike
married Susan Newman of
Greenville, daughter of Doris
Newman and the late Nor-
man Newman. Mike and
Susan have been active in
church all of their lives, serv-
ing as Sunday school teach-
ers, Children's Church
leaders, Youth leaders, com-
mittee members, Deacon,
and choir member. They are
now members of Fellowship
Baptist Church, where Mike
teaches an adult Sunday
school class and Susan sings
in the ladies ensemble.
While faith motivates
him, family is what keeps
him anchored. Mike and
Susan have been married for
over 28 years and have two
children. Lauren is 23 and
graduated from the Univer-
sity of Florida. She is living
and working in Gainesville,
Fl. Bruce is 20 and attending
NFCC. While Lauren and
Bruce were. growing up, Mike
and Susan's lives revolved
around the children and
their activities. Every deci-
sion that was made included
a discussion about what was
best for the children. Lauren
and Bruce both graduated
from Madison Academy and
Madison County High
School. .They both also at-
tended North Florida Com-
munity College. Like their
parents, they have also been
involved in church activities
and are both members of Fel-
lowship Baptist Church.
Family time is cherished.
Trips, family gatherings,
or just hanging out at home

are a priority and provide a
chance to connect and to
enjoy each other.
Mike was born and grew
up in Madison. He attended
Madison Elementary School,
Madison Academy, and Au-
cilla Christian Academy.
While growing up he was ac-
tive in 4-H and exhibited
show steers at the North
Florida Livestock Show for
many years. He was also ath-
letic and lettered in football,
basketball, and baseball.
Mike attended the University
of Florida and tried out for
the football team there as a
"walk-on". A shoulder injury
ended his athletic career and
his dream of playing college
Mike's business career
began in 1978 when he and
his parents purchased Madi-
son F-R-M Farm Center. For
over twenty years Mike
served the farmers and live-
stock producers of Madison
and surrounding counties.
Mike's focus .was helping
farmers solve their livestock
production challenges by
providing . them with the
newest information, prod-
ucts, and innovative strate-
gies available. Over the
years, Jthlhbusiness grew to
include The Clothing
Gallery, a men's and women's
clothing store, and Sears
Dealer Stores in Madison,
FL, and Thomasville, GA.
Currently Mike has a Sears
Dealer Store in Thomasville,
GA, and his wife Susan has a
Merle Norman Studio lo-
cated at Daylight Salon in
Through his business ca-
reer Mike also became in-
volved in community service.
Mike attended the White
House Conference on Small
Business in 1986 and 1992,
served Governor Lawton
Chiles on the Governor's
Task Force on Private-Sector
Health Care Responsibility,
and was the President of the
Madison County Cattleman's
Association in 1985 and 1986.
Mike served on the National
Federation of Independent
Business Guardian Advisory
Council for 8 years. He also
completed 6 years of service
on the Madison County
Chamber of Commerce
board, serving, as President
in 1987 and 1988. He served as
Chairman of the original
Madison County Planning
and Zoning Board. Mike also
served on the boards of the
North Florida Livestock As-
sociation for 16 years and
Madison Academy As a Ro-
tarian, Mike help organize
and start the Rotary spon-
sored Interact Club at Madi-
son County High School.
Mike coached little league
baseball for 8 years and was
instrumental in starting the
athletic program at Madison
Florida House District 10
includes all or part of
Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson,
Madison, and Taylor, Levy,
Alachua, Dixie, Columbia and
Hamilton counties. The seat
is currently held by Will
Kendrick, who is retiring due
to term limits. Mike welcomes
your comments, concerns and
questions during his cam-
paign. He may be reached at
(850) 6739866 or via email at-

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- - It Makes An Aunt Proud

A few weeks ago I
wrote my column on "It
Makes A Mother Proud."
Within that column I
talked about my two
daughters, Cheltsie and
Brooke, and how proud
and thankful I am that
God blessed my life, by
giving them to me.
This week I'm enti-
tling my column "It
Makes An Aunt Proud"
because I want to brag on
two of my nephews.
Hunter graduated
from Aucilla Christian
Academy this past week-
end. Saturday night, May
24th was his night. We all
went to the school, and as
I watched him sit up on
the stage, in his cap and
gown, I was so proud. I
remember the feelings I
had as I sat up on that
same stage 21 years ago,
and I knew he was feeling
the same things.
The graduation cere-
mony went great, and
diplomas. were handed
out. And then the pic-
tures began!!! You've got
to understand that when
my family breaks out the
cameras) how loooooong
it actually takes. Not only
do we have so many cam-
eras in our family (and we
feel like we have to
have/take the same pic-
tures taken with every
camera,) but we have to
find the perfect back-
ground, line up perfectly,
take different angles, take
different family shots and
then the whole family
shot, and then individual
shots. It really is a long
drawn out process. And
of course before it's all
over, the complaints have
started rolling "in about
how long it is taking, and
the questions are being
asked "Why do we have to
take so many pictures?"
But - we make it
through each celebration
and have TONS of pic-
tures to show for it.
Hunter's graduation
seemed especially impor-

My nephew Hunter Greene graduated from
Aucilla Christian Academy Saturday, May 24o

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May 27, 1998
The one-year moratorium is in,
,and the Doug Wainright subdivi-
sion may be in. Or maybe not.
0 City Police recently investigated
the vandalism of three graves at
Roseland Cemetery, resulting in the
arrest of Christopher Hambrick,
Jeremiah Symank, and clay Walker.
Jefferson county High School will
hold its 1661h commencement
Ceremony 7 p.m. Friday in the
.school auditorium.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is
scheduled 10 a.m. Thursday at the
Roostertown Community garden on
King Street to officially dedicate the
May 25, 1988
The question of the county
financing the purchase of a fire
truck for Lamont volunteer fire-
fighters came before the board of
county commissioners last week.
The final answer after a debate
among commissioners was no.
It was listed on the agenda as a
public hearing but nobody spoke for
or against plans by a Tallahassee
company to install cable TV in
select areas of the county.
Students from Aucilla Christian
and Jefferson High competed in the
6th Annual Chemathon, held May 5th
at FSU which is sponsored by the
American Chemical society and
hosted jointly be FSU and FAMU.
May 25, 1978
In an unanimous vote Monday
night, the City council agreed to
provide the Artistic Apron House
- with city water, at no cost to the
Efforts to obtain a memorial for
one of Monticello's Was War II
'heroes, Sgt. Ernest I. "Boots"
Thomas, received a boost last
Wednesday through the efforts of
Senator Pat Thomas when he intro-

duced a resolution at a Senate ses-,U
sion to endorse the erection of a'
memorial in honor of the young i
man's wartime deeds.
May 25, 1968
There will be a bring-your-own
steak supper at the Jefferson
County Country Club for members
and out of town guests beginning at
8 p.m. All members are urged to
The first Baptist Church will
hold its Sunday morning worship
service this week only, in the old I
Ford Building across the street from
the church
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Strickland
entertained with a fish fry at their
home on the Old Lloyd Road Friday
night. There were over two hundred
gusts in attendance with each one
bringing a covered dish to supple-
ment the bountiful fish dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilder spent
Mother's Day weekend with her
mother, Mrs. Maud Hale, in Eustis.
Miss Gayloe Rhymes of Cordele,
GA., spent the weekend with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Barnett left
Thursday for Albemarle, N.C., to
visit their daughter, Mrs. Jim Ivey
and Mr. Ivey.
May 25, 1958
A night of dancing and enter-
tainment, Friday night and en early
morning breakfast, and Junior-
Senior Prom for Jefferson High
School passed into another era. Held
at the Legion Home, the hall was
decorated with the theme of the -
class "Catch A Falling Star."
May 25, 1948 - '
Friday evening, May 14, the
Monticello Chapter of the Eastern 'k,
Star was honored by a visit from it's
worthy Grand Matron, Mr ,i
Elizabeth Penn from Tamipa)

My nephew Daniel Greene graduated from the
United States Marine Corps Boot Camp Friday May

tant, to me. 'Hunter has
lived with me for the last
10 months, through his
senior year. I have often
laughed through these
last ten months saying
that not only was I having
to learn to handle a 17-18
year old teenage boy (with
no previous training) but
I also had on my hands
the responsibility of being
a "Senior Parent" - the
. best (or worst) memory
being of the senior trip,
and the fact that we
almost missed the plane

(but that's a whole differ-
ent story within itself.)
This has certainly been a
learning experience and I
feel that I might just have
the hang of it by the time
that Cheltsie becomes a
senior in high school.
What a magnificent
experience this has been
and what a joy it has been
to be a part of Hunter's
life this way. Not only did
. I get to sit and watch him
graduate and feel the love
of being his aunt, but I
could also experience the

Emerald Greene, Publisher

love and admiration of a
"parent," to some degree.
The second part of my
column is dedicated to my
nephew, Daniel.
Daniel graduated
from The United States
Marine Corps Boot Camp
on Friday, May 23rd.
Regrettably, I was
unable to attend the grad-
uation ceremony (due to
dance recitals) but Daniel
has come home for a 10-
day leave, before return-
ing to duty.
I knew that Daniel
was coming to the ACA
graduation, but had not
seen him (I was running
late, as usual.)
Sheriff David Hobbs
was the guest speaker for
the graduation, and dur-
ing his opening introduc-
tions, he mentioned that
he had seen a young man
walk into the auditorium
in his Dress Blues and
asked him to stand up to
be recognized. As I
jumped up and turned
around to applaud, tears
came to my eyes for the
pure love and pride of
my nephew. As I watched
him stand there, in his
Marine uniform, and as
the audience gave him a
standing ovation, the
respect for an American
Soldier overwhelmed me.
I stood and applauded
him, as I would have any
American Soldier, howev-
er, as I stood watching
him (with tears streaming
down my face) I remem-
ber feeling/thinking,
"That's Daniel. The same
Daniel that left Madison
three (3) months ago - but
yet not the same Daniel.
My gosh, he looks so dif-
ferent. He is now one of
the few, the elite, and the
proud, that we OWE our
respect to."
So many times, I
have ended my column
by saying, "Have you
thanked a soldier late-
ly?" I would like to say
that as my family gath-
ered for those many,
many pictures that we
take, a lady walked up to
Daniel and said, "Thank
you for your service to
our country." Again,
the pride swelled up.
And if that lady is read-
ing this column (I don't
even remember who it
was) I would liketo say,
"Thank you" to her.
That is what our sol-
diers need to hear. They
need to know that we
support them and love
them, no matter if we
know them personally,
or not.
So, I end this column
with so much love, pride
and admiration for both
my nephews - Hunter
and Daniel. I have
watched them both grow
into manhood and I am
so very proud of both of
Until then..... I'll see
you around the town.



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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Henry Johnson, 55, of
1140 East Second St. was
arrested May 12 and
charged with failure to
register, sexual predator.
Bond was withheld and he
remained housed at the
County Jail Monday morn-
Darryl Hayes, 26, of 550
Nealy Street, was arrested
May 14 and charged with
possession of marijuana
more that 20 grams with
intent to sell. He was
transported to the County
Jail and bond was set at
$2,500. He bonded out the
same day.
Lashon Ulanda
Clinton, 41, of 192 Clinton
Rd., was arrested May 15
and charged with burglary
of a dwelling and petit
theft. She was transported
to the County Jail and
bond was set at $10,000.
She remained housed at
the County Jail Monday
Tranicia Shaundra
Green, 32, of 2700
Municipal Way,
Tallahassee, was arrested
May 15 and charged with
violation of probation,
public assistance fraud.
She was transported to the
County Jail and Bond was
Frank Douglas, 45, of
621 8th St., Augusta, GA,
was arrested on a Clark
County warrant for viola-
tion of probation. Bond
was withheld and he
remained housed at the
County Jail Monday morn-
ing. .
. Marcelene Gravelin
Lofton, 49, of 390 Rudd Rd.,
was picked up on a
Hillsborough County
arrest warrant May 17, for
failure to appear for writ-
ing checks with insuffi-

cient funds. She was
transported to the County
Jail where she was held
until Hillsborough County
deputies picked her up,
May 23.
Ashley Nicole Allen,
18, of 1490 Hampton Place,
was arrested May 17 and
charged with aggravated
battery (domestic). She
was released on her own
recognizance the following
Timothy Ralpheal
Clark, 26, of 274 SW Safari
Dr. 1304, Madison, was
arrested May 18 and
charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly
weapon. Bond was set at
$1,500 and he bonded out of
jail the same day.
Leroy Ferrell, 53, of
8515 Forest Wood Dr.,
Tallahassee, was sen-
tenced in court May 18 to
serve 90 days in the
County Jail on the charges
of possession of a con-
trolled substance, posses-
sion of cannabis, posses-
sion of drug parapherna-
lia, and. driving while
license suspended.
Herman Footman, Jr.,
24, of 1468 Waukeenah St.,
was arrested by troopers
May 19 and charged with
driving while license sus-
pended (habitual). Bond
was set at $1,000 and he
bonded out of jail the same
Thomas Christopher
French, 22, of 3505 Hwy. 90
West, Perry, was arrested
by FWC and charged with
driving under the influ-
ence. Bond was set at $500
and. he bonded out of jail
the following day.
Thomas Wayne
Nerren, Jr., 32, of 302 W.
Park St, Lakeland, was
arrested May 20 and
charged with failure to
appear on the charge of
failure to return leased

City Man Arrested On

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A city man
was arrested on
drug charges,
May 14. Deputies
were conducting
drug investiga-
tions near the
area of the Blue
Heron Cafe,
located at 960
First Street
because of sever-


al complaints
made by residents in the
While there, deputies
observed several subjects
standing near a white
Ford Ranger, and
approached them. One of
the subjects was known as
Darryl Javon Hayes, 26, of
550 Nealy St. .
Hayes leaned into the
truck and placed a bag

inside. Upon
making, contact
with Hayes,
deputies noticed
that he appeared
nervous. Hayes
was asked if he
had any drugs
on his person
, a and he allegedly
stated, "I got a
bag of weed,
Javon that's it, I was
ves just gonna
smoke it. Hayes
retrieved a yel-
low zip lock bag of mari-
juana from his pocket and
handed it to deputies, who
asked Hayes if that was all
he had and he stated,
Deputies suspected
that Hayes had more drugs
due to his nervous
demeanor. Deputies then
spoke with Arda Young
who -was also standing

property. Bond was with-
held and he remained
housed at the County Jail
Monday morning.
Deputies arrested Greg
Hagan, Jr., 22, of 7970 E.
Washington St., May 20 for
writ of attachment. Bond
was set at $270 and he
bonded out of jail the same
Nyren Shavaaye
Jones, 19, of 1110 Sage St.,
was arrested by May 20
and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana, less
than 20 grams. Bond was
set at $500 and she bonded
out of jail the same day.
Rachel Duncan, 18, of
1425 S. Waukeenah St.,
was arrested by deputies
May 20, and charged with
possession of marijuana,
less than 20 grams. Bond
was set at $500 and she
bonded out of jail the same
Pearlerie McKinney
Brooks, 53, of 409 Lonnie
Rd., was arrested by
deputies May 22 and
charged with violation of
probation driving under
the influence, and viola-
tion of probation driving
while license suspended or
revoked. Bond was with-
held and she remained
housed at the County Jail
Monday morning.
Edward Lutan
Medlock, 48, of 101 Lamont
Subdivision, Lamont, was
arrested May 22 and
charged with violation of
probation, disorderly con-
duct. Bond was set at $250
and he remained housed at
the County Jail Monday
Kinston James
Montgomery, 49, of 23
Linton Rd., was arrested
May .2 and charged with
driving while license sus-
pended. Bond was set at
$250 ,,nd he bonded out of
jail tie following day.

rug Charges
next to the truck, and
Young advised that the
vehicle belonged to him
and he was asked if Hayes
had put anything into his
vehicle and he stated,
"yes" and pointed to a
plastic bag in the passen-
ger seat.
The bag was- retrieved
and inside it contained 16
baggies of marijuana. The
marijuana baggies were
packaged for individual
sale and weighed about 24
Hayes was arrested
and charged with posses-
sion of a controlled sub-
stance, more than 20
grams, with intent to sell
within 1000 feet of a place
of worship.
He was transported to
the Jefferson County Jail
where bond was set at
$2,500. He bonded out of
jail the same day.

County Woman Arrested For Burglary, Theft

Monticello News.
Staff Writer
A county woman was
arrested by
deputies and
charged with
burglary of a
dwelling and
petty theft.
According to
a Jefferson
County Sheriff's
Office report, on
May 14 at
9:58 pm., a walk-
in complaint Lashoi
was received Cli
from county resi-
dent Jessie
Walker, stating that she
would like to report a bur-
glary and a theft at her res-
idence. She said that upon
arriving at her residence,
she was approach by her
neighbor and reported
that a female was at the
residence and he suspect-
ed that she may have gone
inside of the home,
because he observed the


curtains move and some-
one peek out the back win-
dow. He also said he
observed a woman in the
front yard who
asked him for a
ride into town,
which he.
said she entered
the residence to
inspect her
home, and she
noticed that all
of her pain med-
ication was
Ulanda missing, which
ton she stated to be
20 tablets of
Proxy and
approximately 30 tablets of
Later, an acquaintance
of Walker's reported to her
that he had dropped off
Lashon Ulanda Clinton, 41,
of 192 Clinton Rd., at
Walker's residence
because she wanted to look
in on Walker due to ill-
ness. When questioned by
deputies, Clinton stated

that she had a bad
toothache and she had
heard that Walker had
some strong pain medica-
tion and she wanted to ask
for a few tablets. Clinton
denied entering the resi-
Walker later reported
to the Sheriff's Office and
showed deputies an ear-
ring that she found in her
back bedroom that was not
hers. Clinton was inter-
viewed again and told
about the earring, at
which she allegedly
responded "They found
my earring" and she con-
fessed to entering the
home but denied taking
the medication.
Clinton was arrested
and gave a sworn state-
ment in which she said she
would cooperate and reim-
burse Walker for the med-
ication. Bond was set at
$10,000 and Clinton
remained housed at the
County Jail Monday morn-

ment Director Beth Thorne, essentially
involved the department's acceptance of
non-household garbage at the site.
Millard's letter noted that the lease
agreement specifically prohibited the
collection and storage of used oil, oil fil-
ters, used batteries and other non-house-
hold garbage at the site and asked that
the department cease and desist accept-
ing the prohibited items. The letter also
asked that county personnel clean up
any spilled oil and oil stains from the dis-
posal bin and surrounding ground sur-
Said the letter in part: "CSX requests
that the lessee properly clean up staining
in the vicinity of the trash compactor, as
well as ensure that this equipment is
well maintained in order to prevent
threat of further release."
In a follow-up conversation, Thorne
asked Millard if the department could
continue collecting recyclable items at
the facility.
"Her response to all requests was
'No', " Thorne emailed County

In November 2007, the
General Manager of Tri-
County Electric
Cooperative, Ronald 0.
Bass, announced his
intention to retire
effective March 31, 2008.
However, Mr. Bass agreed
to work on until such time
as the Board could hire a
new General Manager,
even if it meant he would
have to stay a few weeks
past his anticipated
retirement date. Mr. Bass
has fulfilled the position
of General Manager at Tri-
County for the past nine
plus years. Before that
time, however, Bass
served in several
managerial capacities
including: the engineering
department, . Office,
Manager, . Operations
' Manager, Assistant to the
Manager and Interim
Manager respectively.
His experience at Tri-
County included staking
and engineering new lines
and upgrades. Most
importantly, Ronald Bass
was always ready and
willing to read meters,
perform reconnects in
outage situations, answer
telephones during major
storms or in any other
capacity and/or situation
where he might be needed.
One of his favorite
stories has to do with
riding in a small fishing
boat, along with others, in
a Tri-County flotilla to
disconnect power to
flooded account locations
along the Withlacoochee
River in the 1960s. In the
course of the trips, he and
other cooperative
personnel actually
rescued stranded
members. In short, Ronald
is a "co-op man." Always
has been and always will
Everyone associated
with Tri-County Electric
assures Ronald and his
dear wife, Laurie, of their
prayers for God's
blessings as they step
forward into the next part
of their lives. He will be
Looking ahead to the

Coordinator Roy Schleicher. "No recy-
cling, no tires, no construction
debris...Only household garbage and
white goods."
As a result, the Solid Waste
Department had to do some houseclean-
ing at the site, as well as implement new
rules on what the facility will and will
not accept in terms of garbage, in keep-
ing with the lease agreement.
Meanwhile, Commission Chairman
Felix "Skeet" Joyner, in whose district
the Lloyd collection site is located,
informed his colleagues that he is active-
ly pursuing the establishment of an
alternative collection site in the area. He
also reported that he and Schleicher are
exploring the possibility of establishing
a door-to-door garbage pickup service in
the area.
Officials worry that if the collection
sites become too limited in the types of
trash that will be accepted, some resi-
dents will respond by dumping their
unwanted items in the woods and by the

future, the Board of
Trustees has not left an
empty slot in the
cooperative's chain of
command. They are
pleased to announce that
the new General Manager
of Tri-County Electric is
Mr. Julius Hackett. Mr.
Hackett will. assume his
duties as General
Manager on June 2, 2008.
Born and raised in
Chicago, Illinois, he has a
Bachelor of Science

degree from Southern
Illinois University and an
MBA from Virginia
University. He is also a
registered engineer in the
Commonwealth of
Tri-County Electric's
new manager comes to us
from Southside Electric
Cooperative, a 53,000
meter cooperative in
Virginia. Southside's
service territory covers
eighteen counties and
contains an 8,000 mile
distribution network. He
brings nineteen years of
broad electric cooperative
experiences to the tri-
counties, including those
involved with the duties of
an engineering assistant
and, finally, at Southside,
as Manager of
Engineering Services. He
is singularly prepared to
assume the helm at Tri-
County' having been
responsible for the
managerial oversight of
Long Range Engineering
Planning, Two Year
Electric Distribution
Construction Planning,

new service connections
and the implementation
and maintenance of
mission critical
technology applications.
Hackett has been
married for more than
nineteen years to his wife,
Penny. She is currently
teaching Art at Prince
Edward High School in
Farmville, Virginia. They
have two children, Curry
(17) and Cara (12). He
enjoys racquetball,
jogging and working on
his golf game.
He was actively
involved in the local
community, where he
served as a member of the
Planning Commission and
the Industrial
Development Commission
Authority in Amelia
County, Virginia., JIt.
would, therefore, be safe
to say that Mr. Hackett
understands the necessary
steps toward meeting the
ongoing goal of bringing
viable economic growth to
Tri-County's coverage
territory. He has "been
there and done that."
Of his new position as
Tri-County's General
Manager he said, "I am
honored and excited to be
part of the Tri-County
Electric Cooperative
(TCEC) team and look
forward to working with
its Board of Trustees and
employees on behalf of the
membership. TCEC is a
growing cooperative.
Growth will continue to
drive significant changes
Sin managing electric
system capacity,
implementing effective
maintenance programs
and evaluating member-
focused technology
solutions while delivering
electricity to our members
at the lowest possible
cost." The Board of
Trustees, staff and
employees of Tri-County
Electric Cooperative are
looking forward to
working with Mr. Hackett
as he brings much wisdom
and experience to our

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Fire Rescue Fire-
fighter/EMT Don Burton re-
ceived a letter of
commendation from Lt. Dex-
ter Walker, Thursday night,
May 22.
The letter states: On May
22, 2008 at 12:55 a.m., Jeffer-
son County Fire Rescue re-
ceived an emergency call for
an unresponsive patient
with difficulty breathing.
Firefighter/EMT Don
Burton was off-duty, but
monitoring his radio when
the call was dispatched.
Since he was in the area of

the call, he responded and
quickly discovered that the
address did not exist.
He had the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office
(JCSO) dispatcher recall the
complainant to confirm the
address. It was discovered
that the original address was
wrong and the JCSO dis-
patcher was able to get the
correct address.
The responding on-duty
unit was diverted and Bur-
ton responded with them.
"This act by Firefighter Bur-
ton saved precious time for
the patient," reported
Walker. "Firefighter Burton
continued to assist the on-

duty crew with patient care
and drove the ambulance as
the medics treated the pa-
tient en-route to the hospi-
"Firefighter Burton's
acts were instrumental in
saving the life of this pa-
tient. I commend Firefighter
Burton for his initiative and
recommend that a copy of
this commendation be
placed in his personnel file,"
said Walker.
This is just one example
of the devotion of Fire Res-
cue personnel, which Chief
Jim Billberry mentioned
during a recent interview
with the "News."

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Humane Society announces
the opening of a thrift shop,
in Monticello, known as
"Wag The Dog Thrift &
Treasure Shop," located at
315 North Jefferson St., for-
merly, Keaton Gas Station,
just north of the Monticello
Post Office.
The function of the
shop is to benefit the ani-
mals at the shelter and the
hours of operation will

be Thursday and Fridays,
from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., and
Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4
The grand opening cele-
bration is slated for Thurs-
day May 29. During the
grand opening, smoked,
shredded pork butt dinners
which include coleslaw,
green beans, roll, and
dessert will be available for
pickup, from 3 p.m. until 7
p.m. Tickets for the meals
are $7 each and they are
currently available at Cold-
well Banker, Kelly & Kelly

Properties, or contact
Teresa Kessler at 997-4540 or
Caroline Carswell at 997-
Donations for the opera-
tion and guaranteed success
of the shop are continually
needed. Those wishing to
donate like new used items
for the shop can contact the
shelter at 342-0244.
Volunteers will be
needed to be at the estab-
lishment during business
hours. Volunteers are also
needed to assist in plating
the dinners.

Phil Barker Addresses

St. Leo Graduates
RAY CICHON your life, such as family,
Monticello News friends, and professors.
Managing Editor Excellence: Set a good
Superintendent Phil example. Model positive
Barker was the speaker at behavior. Set high expecta-
the St. Leo University tions for yourself.
Commencement, held at Respect: Don't demand
North Florida Community respect. Earn it.,Surround
College, May 15. yourself with gdod people.
Local Personal
students re- Develop-
ceiving ment: Spiri-
Bachelor of tually,
Arts De- profession-
grees are: ally and
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Ashley Box, physically.
Accounting; "Commu-
and Frances t nitk y What
Yeager, gifts do we
Business have to give
Administra- back to our
tion Man- commu-
agement. nity? Get in-
Barker evolved with
is a 1980 your
graduate of Superintendent Phil Barker, a church,
St. Leo Uni- 1980 graduate of St. Leo Univer- clubs, and
versity ' sity, was the guest speaker at St. organiza-
where he Leo University Commencement, tions, which
earned his May 15, at NFCC. help others.
BA in Phys- Responsi-
ical Educa- ble
tion. He. subsequently Stewardship: Spread the
earned his Master's Degree Good News and share
in Administration and Su- memories of St. Leo Uni-
pervision from Florida versity.
State University Barker challenged the
He was elected Super- graduates to keep a daily
intendent of Schools in No- journal. He, along with St.
vember 2000. Leo University, purchased
In his address, Barker a journal for each graduate
delineated the six core val- in which to keep special
ues of St. Leo University's moments in their lives, and
mission, and what can be share fond memories with
done to follow these values, others.
They are: "We expect you to
Integrity: Be a man of make the world a better
your word. Be one that oth- place. You have an obliga-
ers can count on, and be tion to help others less for-
quick to thank those who tunate than you,'" he
have made a difference in concluded.

Joyce Sibson Dove
Sometimes we forget
that the youngest of chil-
dren have dreams, wishes
and hopes. This is the story
of the fulfillment of a
dream of a young adopted
child, who was featured in
the Tallahassee Democrat,
Jan. 1, 2007
Her name is Hope and
she lives in Monticello. She
came from Ukraine in Nov.,
2006, to live with her par-
ents Tom and Dawn Randle
and her new brother Can-
non. She has adjusted very
well from the stark change
in circumstances, speaking
flawless English and enjoy-
ing sports.
Hope had been found
for the Randles in Ukraine
by the Foundation for Chil-
dren, Inc., also known as
Med Assist USA, and Dr.
Charles Moore of Tallahas-
see, who had made a trip to
Ukraine on which he took
Hope's photo.
Dr. Moore is a board
member of Foundation for
Children. The foundation is
a Tallahassee not-for-profit
which works with orphans
in Crimea, Ukraine, provid-
ing medical equipment and
assistance in combination
with Rotary International.
When Hope left
Ukraine, she was five. Her
only expressed regret was
that she was leaving 'her
baby' and friend Yana, age
three, behind. Yana, also an
orphan, was born with her
bladder outside her body as
well as other congenital
medical issues of such that,
like Hope, she had spent
her entire life within the
She was unable to walk,
and sadly delayed in her de-
velopment as a result of her
surgical needs, yet loved by
all around her. She clearly

had a strong spirit and
could learn quickly, but her
surgical needs defied treat-
ment by local surgeons.
When Hope arrived to
live in the United States,
Yana was not forgotten by
Hope. Hope reminded us
continually of 'her baby'
The result was that Yana's
plight was brought to the at-
tention of talented
pediatric urolo-
gist in
Florida, Dr.
of the

Nemours extensive
Clinic in Jack- '. ""
sonville. Florida,
who was experienced
in the challenging surgical
correction of bladder
Dr. Erhard immediately
agreed to help, and con-
vinced his entire surgical
team to accompany him to
the Republic Children's
Hospital in Simferopol, the
capital of Crimea.
In March 2007 Yana,
and four other orphans in
surgical need, were oper-
ated on by Dr. Erhard and
his associates. The surgery
was a happy success, re-
solving her bladder exstro-
phy and other orthopedic
Hope was kept closely
informed of "her baby's"
progress, and told her fam-
ily that Yana needed a fam-
ily like hers. The search
was not an easy one for
Joyce Sibsori Dove, Presi-
dent of the Board, who
worked with Nancy Krivit,
Board member, to find a
family who could manage
the unknown future for

Numerous families of
good intention felt daunted
by unknown future health
problems to which Yana
might still be susceptible.
No one gave up hope, least
of all Hope Randle. In Octo-
ber 2007 Yana's "forever
family" was found and after
a review of Yana's records
flew to Ukraine in Jan 2008'
from Havana, FL, to
adopt her. Yana
was admired
in the hos-
pital fori

dis -

At the first visit be-
tween Yana and her new
mother and grandmother, a
hospital staff member ex-
pressed her dream of hope
for Yana, whom she had
known like Hope since
She said that the arrival
of a family for Yana was a
miracle, created by prayer.
She said others had called
her "crazy" for the last four
years to think a child with
such daunting health issues
would ever leave the'hospi-
tal, and she had always
replied that she had faith
She stated that she had
"hope for this child, hope
for great things for her."
Mrs. Dove replied that Hope
had felt the same way and
had been telling us as much
ever since her English had
been good enough to do so.
The tears and good byes
past, Yana has come to her
loving, new home.
Recently, she and her

family spent the afternoon
with the Randle family in
Monticello. The now six
year old Hope was thrilled
to see 'her baby' really was
here and immediately pro-
ceeded to introduce her to
the new life she was herself
enjoying, her toys, her
dolls, her dog, her own
During the few hours of
this ice cream social, the re-
ality that her Yana had
come to be so near, was in-
deed "here," affected Hope
deeply. The two girls
dressed up as princesses,
and Hope gave her favorite
pink princess dress to Yana
to keep.
Every adult was
touched that this child
would give away her fa-
vorite dress, and no one
doubted that Hope had her
priorities straight.
: The Nemours surgical
team, once again led by Tal-
lahassee surgeon Charles
Moore will leave for
Ukraine at the end of May.
They have a long slate of
children on their operating
schedule, most of whose
records came for early re-
view through the assis-
tance of Yana's new
As for Yana herself, Dr.
Erhard has already seen
her in follow up visits at
Nemours Children's Clinic,
where her ongoing urologi-
cal care will be provided.
Whenever you need to
be reminded that hope can
empower the world, re-
member a six year old
named Hope, whose faith
insured that her friend
would have a "forever fam-
ily" . . . and a pinkprincess
The Foundation for
Children also known as
Med Assist USA has pro-
vided in the last eleven
years over $8.5 million
worth of medical equip-
ment and over $1 million in-
kind contributions like Dr.
Moore's and the Nemours
surgical team's personal
payment for their travel.
Rotary International
has been the major partner
in this work, in addition to
Rotary Clubs throughout
north Florida in district
6940, and as well as individ-
uals donors, churches and
women's clubs.
The not-for-profit foun-
dation is currently seeking
financial assistance for a
disabled children's play-
ground, 110/220 converters
for medical equipment, and
sponsors for children who
will go to diabetes camp.
Contact them at these num-
Joyce Sibson Dove,
President 850 251 1537

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Johnelle Hamrick Roe
Johnelle Hamrick Roe, age 74, of
Monticello went to be with the Lord
on Thursday May 22, 2008.9 A seventh
generation Floridian, Mrs. Roe was a
descendent of several Florida pio- 1
neers who settled Jefferson County,
Florida. Her great-great grandfather
William H. Andrews was a constable
of Jefferson County before statehood
and the High Sheriff of Jefferson -
County just after Florida became a
state in 1845. Later he was Sergeant
of Arms in the Florida House of Rep-
Today her son-in-law is Deputy
Sergeant of Arms of the House. She
was also a descendent of one of the Walker Brothers, who settled
the area near.the Aucilla River around 1819, two years before
Florida became a territory, and of the Lightseys, Hamricks and
Rodgers. Many of her ancestors served in the armies of Andrew
Jackson and Zachery Taylor during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Seminole In-
dian Wars.
Born to Lester, a Jefferson County native, and Annis Wilker-
son Hamrick on October 6, 1933, in Winter Beach, Indian County
Florida, she moved with her family to Winter Haven, Florida when
she was in the 3V grade. Her father's family was truck farmers in
the Indian River area and also owned a general store in Winter
Beach. Her mother's family lived in Winter Haven, and they worked
in citrus.
Before the 9th grade she moved again with her family to Lloyd,
Florida in Jefferson County where her father farmer with his sis-
ter's brother. In 1952 she graduated from Jefferson High School,
where she was a feature majorette. She was also the second annual
Watermelon Queen and represented Jefferson County in agricul-
tural festivals and parades throughout the state. After graduating
she married her high school sweetheart William Thomas (Geechie)
Roe, Jr., also of Monticello.
Together they built a house next door to his birthplace in a
pecan grove on the east side of Monticello. Mr. Roe built the house
with his own two hands, as money became available: and they never
had a mortgage while they lived in Monticello. The family enjoyed
long vacations camping all over the United States and visiting bat-
tlefields, state capitols, factory tours, all kinds of museums and na-
tional parks. The children said it was a wonderful education.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello,
and she enjoyed singing soprano in the church choir. Her family
remembers her practicing to sing solos during the choirs presenta-
tion of Handel's Messiah. She loved to fish, and she could spend:
hours sitting in a boat catching brim. She was also a wonderful
cook, and her family will miss her holiday cooking.
* Years later Mrs. Roe completed one year at Tallahassee Junior
College where she held a 4.0 GPA. However Mr. Roe was promoted
and transferred by Florida Power Corporation to Wildwood,
Florida; and she and the family moved to Wildwood, Florida before
she could complete her degree. They lived in Wildwood from 1974 to
Mrs. Roe was retired from the State of Florida school system
and worked both in Jefferson and Sumpter Counties. She was an as-
sistant teacher but also served several years as a remedial teacher
and physical education teacher while in Monticello. The children
remember once when the principal called their dad for help, be-
cause Johnelle wouldn't stop demonstrating hand stands, flips and
cartwheels while several months pregnant with her last daughter.
She retired as a school bus driver years after moving back to Mon-
ticello. She always worked, and the children knew that her salary
was always the icing on the cake used for vacations, dance and
piano lessons and new clothes.
Survivors include her daughters Cindy Roe (Chuck) Littlejohn
and Linda Roe (Marty) McDonald of Tallahassee and Pam Roe
Young of Mooresville, NC. Her grandchildren Jamie (Patrick)
Harper Sheehan of Tallahassee, Kristin Young Mooresville, NC,
Tracy Harper Tampa, Jason Young Mooresville, Savanna, Hannah
and Chrissy McDonald, Tallahassee, Jeff (January) Littlejohn Tal-
lahassee. She has one great grandchild Ava Littlejohn Tallahassee.
Her Mother Annis Hamrick Monticello and Mrs. Roe's only brother
Ferrell (Sandra) Hamrick, Monticello. Two special aunts Debbie
Wilkerson Ricciardelli and Lucille Wilkerson Hartman. Mrs. Roe is
predeceased by her husband Geechie Roe; her father Lester Ham-
rick and one granddaughter Gina Young.
Per her wishes funeral service was held at 10:00 EDT on Satur-
day May 24, 2008 at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel. Inter-
ment followed in Roseland Cemetery, Monticello, FL. Family
received friends immediately following the service at the grand-
parents home 1445 East Washington St. Monticello Florida. Con-
tributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice 1723-1 Mahan Center
Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428


Doors open at 8:00
jBooks on sale before
- & during all breaks

Session 1, 9:00-10:30
.e ak 10:30-10:45
Session 2 10:50-12:30
Lunch 12:30-1:30
Session 3 1:30-3:00

i anCe

May 31, 2008

Angela Thomas

Angela is the real deal.
She is charming,
warm and friendly.

May 29
Job Fair 1-5 p.m. Thurs-
day at the Mays House on 925
East Washington Street,
hosted by Employment Con-
nections and the Jefferson
County Chamber of Com-
merce. Local employers will
be accepting applications
and providing information
about their companies and
current or future job open-
ings. For more information
contact Suzan Bain at 464-
3471, 1-866-367-4758 or
May 29
The Grand Opening cel-
ebration of the Jefferson
County Humane Society
Wag The Dog Thrift & Treas-
ure Shop will be held Thurs-
day at 315 North Jefferson
Street, to benefit the animals
at the shelter. Smoked pork
butt dinners will be sold
from 3 to 6:30 p.m. for $7. Op-
erating days and hours will
be Thursday and Fridays 1
to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the
shelter at 342-0244 if you
would like to donate quality,
like new, used items. Also
volunteers are needed to op-

rate the shop during busi-
ness hours.
May 29
The Annual Monticello
Opera House Members
Meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
There is a $20 charge for this
catered dinner meeting. Con-
tact the Opera House at 997-
4242 for reservations. There
will also be entertainment by
Pianist Paul Miller.
May 30
Family Skate Night is
held 7 p.m. on the last Friday
of each month at the Church
of the Nazarene on North
Jefferson Street. This event
is free, as are the skates if
needed. There is a small
charge for snacks.
May 30
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact President Judson Free-
man at 997-0370 for club
May 31
Jefferson County Teen
Summit 2008 will be held
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in

Police Chief Speaks

To Kiwanians
DEBBIE SNAPP ment since his election,
Monticello News and talked briefly about
Staff Writer some of his plans for the
Monticello Police future of the department.
Chief Fred The Kiwa-
Mosley nis Club
was est meets at
spe r at noon every
the onti- Wednesday
cellol i wa- at the Jeffer-
nis, son Country
meeting Club on
May 21. Boston
He Highway.
brought Contact
the mem- Club Presi-
bership up dent Rob
to date on Mazur at
the imn- 907-5138 for
prove- Monticello Police Chief Fred Mosley more infor-
ments mation
made in the police depart- about this Kiwanis club.

Local Artists' Work Chosen

For Thomasville Showcase

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Four members of the
Jefferson Arts, Inc. have
had work chosen for the
annual Summer Showcase
at the Thomasville Cul-

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tural Center in
Thomasville, GA.
This is a regional ju-
ried show and is in its 19th
It features 75 works of
art selected from artists
around the North
Florida/South Georgia
Walt Wagner, wood-
turner, is one of two fea-
tured artists in the
Showcase Invitational Ex-
He will display 11 of
his turned wood pieces in
his show, "Fun With
Other artists with
work selected for the show
are Bill Moon, wood sculp-
tures, Melinda Copper,
acrylics, and Jane Davis,
The opening reception
is 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun-
day, June 1 at the Cultural
Center, 600 West Washing-
ton Street, Thomasville,
Three thousand dollars
in cash awards will be
given to winning artists
during the reception.
It is open to the public
and is free of charge.
The show will remain
on display until August.

the old JCHS Auditorium.
This free health event will
offer games, food, fun,
music, and a concert with a
special guest. There will be
workshops for area teens to
discuss nutrition, drugs
and alcohol, and sexual
health. To register for this
all-day free event contact
Cecilia Galvan at 342-0170
x209. Teen Summit 2008 is
hosted by County Health
May 31
The regular last-Satur-
day-of-the-month meeting
of the Tallahassee Crochet
Guild will be held 10 a.m. - 2
p.m. at the Jefferson Arts
Gallery, 575 West Washing-
ton Street. This is a free
meeting. Bring your own
projects or work on some of
the Tallahassee Crochet
Guild projects. No children
please. http://www.divacro-
chet.com for updates.
May 31
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street.
For more information call
997-2129, 997-1955.
May 31
Jefferson Arts, Inc.
will display the works of
Georgia artist Carole Hall
Gum. The exhibit is free
and open to the
public. The works of local
artists will also be on dis-
play at the Gallery, 575 W.
Washington Street. The
Gallery is open Wednes-
days and Saturdays from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by ap-
pointment. Jefferson Arts,

Inc. is a non-profit group
with a goal of promoting
art and art education in
the Monticello area of
North Florida and South
Georgia. For more infor-
mation, contact the
Gallery at 997-3311 or visit
our website at www.jeffer-
June 1
VFW Post 251 meets 5
p.m. on the first Sunday of
each month at the Memo-
rial Missionary Baptist
Church on South Railroad
Street, in the annex build-
ing, for a business and
planning meeting. Contact
Sr. Vice Commander
Byron Barnhart at 251-
0386 for more information.
June 2
AA Women's Meetings
are held 6:45 p.m. Monday;
AA and Al-Anon meetings
are held 8 p.m. Christ Epis-
copal Church Annex, 425
North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
June 2
AA classes are held
every Tuesday evening 8
p.m. for those seeking help.
Located at 1599 Springhol-
low Road in the Harvest
Center. Contact Marvin
Graham at 212-7669 for
more information.
June 2
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest on South
Water Street. This will be a
class A Uniform meeting.
For information contact
Scout Leader Paul Wittig at
997-1727 or 997-3169.



Big Bend
H ospice
Your Hometown Hospice
Licensed Since 1983
Family Support Counselor
Full-time position for Jefferson County
interdisciplinary team. Must have a Master's degree
in Social Work or related field. Two years of
hospice experience preferred.

Registered Nurse/Case Manager
Full-time RN position,for Jefferson County.
Current Florida License required, plus 2-3 years
med-surgery experience preferred.

Great benefit package!
Interested candidates can apply in person at
801 SW Smith Street, Madison, FL 32340
or by faxing a resume to:
850 575-6814
at: www.bigbendhospice.org


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ARC Madison/Jefferson

Receives $34,000

From The Able Trust

The Able Trust
awarded the ARC Madi-
son/Jefferson, a non-profit
organization that provides
support to individuals
with disabilities, $34,000
for the Learns to Earners
The ARC Learners to
Earners project was estab-
lished to provide an addi-
tional staff person
working with students
with disabilities in three
counties to provide career
assessment and employ-
ment assistant.
"The Able Trust is
happy to support the ARC
Madison/Jefferson," said
Barbara C. Mccarthur, RN,
MN, FAAN, the Able Trust
Board Member. "We're ex-
cited to see this program
develop and help individu-
als with disabilities obtain
The Madison/Jeffer-
son ARC is a non-profit or-
ganization that assists
individuals with disabili-

ties as they transition into
the workforce and commu-
nity. The program helps
participants fulfill their
life goals and career
dreams to live and work
within their communities.
Since 1992, the Able
Trust has granted more
than $2 million to non-
profit agencies that sup-
port employment-related
programs for people with
disabilities in Leon
County, Jefferson County
and Madison County Dur-
ing the third quarter of
fiscal year 2006, the Able
Trust awarded grant fund-
ing to 18 agencies across
Florida totaling more than
For more information
about the Able Trust or
the Able Trust grants pro-
gram, please contact
Alana Hill, public rela-
tions and events specialist,
at (888) 838-2253, or visit
the web site at

Fire Rescue Chief Stresses

Fire Extinguisher Checks

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Fire
Rescue Chief Jim Billberry
reminds citizens to check
the expiration dates of
handheld fire extinguish-
That includes extin-
guishers in 'boats, RV's
tractor/trailers, businesses.
and homes. "We recom-,
mend that every house
have at least one ABC fire
extinguisher, ideally near a
kitchen and garage, and
that it be checked yearly,"
said Billberry
"A good time to check
your extinguisher is when
we set our clocks for Day-
light/Eastern Standard

Savings Time. That is also
the same time we remind
you to change the batteries
in your smoke detectors."
Billberry said that if resi-
dents find that their fire ex-
tinguisher is expired or if
they're not sure, to bring it
to the JCFR Station One at
1456 S. Jefferson St. or drop
it off at their district vol-
unteer fire stations.
Your expired fire extin-.
guisher will be used by
your firefighters to conduct
training for groups re-
questing demonstrations
on fire safety," said Bill-
berry. "Your donation saves
your fire department the
expense of purchasing or
refilling our first line ex-

It's Never Too Late

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Paul and Martha
Rhea of Monticello cele-
brated their 50th wedding
anniversary, May 21, in a
very loving and unique
fashion; they finally ex-
perienced the wedding
ceremony that they never
Paul was born in
Chattanooga, TN, May 27,
1939, and Martha, born in
Trenton, TN, December 8,
Their story together
began in 1956, when both
were 16 years old, and
they met when both of
their families moved to
St. Petersburg.
They soon became
teenage sweethearts, and
in 1958, when both were
18 years of age, they
eloped and were married
in Mississippi by the Jus-
tite of the Peace. They
were young and only had
enough money to drive to
Mississippi and pay the
Justice the young and in
love couple woke him up
and they were married
with the Justice in his
nightclothes, his wife
serving as the witness to
the ceremony. So, they
did not have an actual
wedding ceremony in-
volving friends and fam-
ily members.
Over the course of
their marriage, they were
blessed with four daugh-
ters, Paula (Pierce, of
Monticello), Teresa
(Benyo), Patricia (Cross),
and Malissa (Pierce, all
of St. Petersburg), and
they credit the love, devo-
tion and nurturing of
their parents for the
longevity of their own
marriages. They, in re-
turn, have blessed their
parents with 14 grand-
children, the oldest now'
29, and the youngest,
nine. There are also ten
great-grandchildren, and
two more currently on
the way.
Approximately 22
.years ago, Paul and
Martha were. inspired
to retire in a small com-
munity, so they began to
purchase some property
in Jefferson County. The
couple would travel from
St. Petersburg to Jeffer-
son on weekends and
clear some of the prop-
erty off by themselves,
developing a home site
arid yard space. They
would then travel back
home and tell their

daughters about experi-
encing good times, their
favorite of which was
racing the lawnmowers
against each other. "Dad
would always come back
bragging about how he
won," said Paula.
The couple lived in St.
Petersburg, until 12 years
ago when they finally
were able to relocate to
Monticello. In the process
the building their home-
stead, they created a
haven for their family
and friends to come to,
relax and thoroughly
enjoy the atmosphere and
beautiful scenery
Paula and her sisters
began scheming and plot-
ting, and putting the

World and go into the
Magic Kingdom. "Watch-
ing my mother and father
go through the gates at
The Magic Kingdom and
resort back to being kids
is something that we
all love to see," said
Paula. "My mother used
to tell us that she loved to
watch us when we walked
through the gates, that
she could see the 'magic'.
happen as the cares of
the world disappeared
and the child in us
Though Paul and
Martha have spent many
happy years and good
times together, they are
not without life's tur-
moil. Paula explained

Photo Submitted By Paula Pierce

plans together for their
parents to be able to expe-
rience that wedding cere-
mony they never had. But
then Martha hit them
with the news that she
was planning a celebra-
tion on the beach for
their wedding anniver-
"We started coming
up with every excuse we
could think of as to why
we were unable to attend
a celebration on the
beach," said Paula. "But,
it finally got to the point,
that though we wanted to
surprise them with the
wedding, we had to tell
them what we were plan-
ning for them. When we
told them, they broke
down and cried, and Mom
told me that what she
wanted more than any-
thing, was a portrait of
the entire family together
encircling the pulpit at
the wedding."
The wedding was
scheduled for 4 p.m., May
24 at the Abundant Life
Church in St Petersburg,
but the couple have some-
thing that is rare to say
the least. Their own
grandson will wed them,
ordained minister Brian
Pflieger. Martha. walked
the aisle in an eggshell
white skirt set, escorted
by her two brothers,
James .Hardwick, and
Gerald Ray, both of St. Pe-
tersburg; somewhat un-
foreseeable to some, but
quite appropriate since
her dad passed some
years ago. Paul will dawn
a suit.
Following the wed-
ding, a group numbering
at least 30, embarked on a
journey to Walt D}sney

that Paul is a lung cancer
survivor. Within a two-
month period, he was
hospitalized twice for
over one week on each oc-
casion, due to the fact
that he had no white
blood cell count and he
had been bleeding in his
stomach. During each of
the hospital stays, Paul
was required to have a
blood transfusion.
He was recently re-
leased from the hospital
after a two-week stay due
to pneumonia and while
he was there, they discov-

ered that two of the ar-
ter'ies in his heart were
clogged and they had to
perform an angioplasty.
Over the years, Paul has
survived five heart, at-
tacks, but no matter what
life threw at them,
Martha remained close
by his side.
"No matter what
came their way, they
stood by each other. In
the hard times though
they could have given up,
thrown in the towel and
split up, or they could
have made a new life
somewhere else and pos-
sibly with someone else,
they didn't," said Paula.
"In the good times
they could have flaunted
what they had, but they
didn't. What little extra
they did have, they gave
to others to help them out
and never asked for any-
thing in return," she
added, "The values that
were instilled by both of
my parents are carried
on still today by not only
their daughters, but
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren as well.
"The love that
they share with each one
of us is returned 100 fold
and more," Paula said.
"There is nothing that I
or any other member of
our family would not do
for my parents."
Paul and Martha con-
tinue to be an influence
on and to the family on
what a marriage is sup-
pose to be and no matter
what life throws, hang on
and keep going. When
they said I do, for better
or worse, richer or
poorer, in sickness and
health until death do us
part, these were not just
words they were repeat-
ing, they meant every
Paul and Martha con-
tinue to serve as the cor-
ner foundation of a faith-
filled, God fearing, tight-
knit and extremely lov-
ing, large family.
They truly\continue
to love life arid each
other, just as they did
from the very beginning
50 years ago. Their cere-
mony goes to show, it's
never too late to do those
things you wished you
could do.

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ACASff Defeats Seniors

In Annual Competition

FRANHUNT'' "e, T re'y were competitive, but
Monticello News . ; good hatured," and the staff
Staff Writer . . won two of the three games.
Though the annual sen-' .He added that all of the
ior/faculty game at'Atcilla :games were within three to
Christian Academy was a' four points. "They weren't
day of rain, coordinatlorste-' large. wins, but wins
fused to let the traditiodnof nonethelesss" he said.
the competition die. Rather' : . Finlayson said he could
than the usual softball game not recall.the exact scores,
on the field, the two groiups bluthe did recall that sen-
faced off in the- grnnasium iors took the first match,
for a volleyball contest.; My..I staff took the second and
16. - , ,'then "came back in the
"The three games were tiebreaker for the overall
intense;" said ACA Princi- Win.
pal Richard Finlayson;. n . Representing the staff

f. Tipfor Living
in Retirement

Provided b eRt . Davison
Like everyone, you hope forfi comfortable retirement. That's
why you should put money aaway in: your 401(k), IRA and any
other retirement plah available to you. But once you reach re-
tirement, which irianciil and' investment strategies should you
follow to help yourself enjoy the' lifestyle -you've envisioned?
Consider these' "top 10" tips: ".. .- -
1. Map out your goals. YoU'll f d it.helpful to write down
your goals for retirement - trave, volunteer, pursue hobbies,
etc. Then, list those factors -that can affect your ability to
achieve those goals. These'factoirs include .your income sources
(such as your 401(k), lRA,.Social. Security and savings ac-
counts) and your eperises .(uch- as mortgage, utilities, food
and travel), Once'you have all this information on paper,
you're on your y y toward criatng "a "blueprint" for your re-
tirement. '. .
2. Plan for a long retirement. You c6uld spend two, or even
three, decades in retirement. kIeep this type of longevity in
mind vhen you create investment strategies for your retire-
ment. . .
3. Don't.spend too much in your'early retirement years. Ob-
viously, you don't want to outhlive your resources. During the
first few years of your retirement,.don't go overboard on spend-
ing. Also, try to determine how much you can reasonably af-
ford to withdraw from your financial assets.
4. Don't forget about inflation. If you spend 25 years in retire-
ment, prices could more than double, assuming a three percent
annual inflation rate. To make sure you stay ahead of inflation,
you'll probably need at least some growth-oriented investments,
such as stocks. Of course,'stock prices will always fluctuate so
'it's possible to lose 'money, but -by investing in quality stocks,
and making them a-'part of a diversified portfolio, you may be
able to help combat inflation.. (Keep in mind, though, that di-
versification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect
against a loss in-d declining market.)
5. Prepare for'the unexpected. Unexpected financial issues re-
lating to your family or health can crop up during your retire-
ment years. To, prepare for them; make sure you have set aside
adequate "cash" reserves inieasly-: accessible accounts.
6. Don'f "reach" for ihigh'yieldi&: Toboost your cash flow, you
might think about investing in high.yield bonds or in stocks
that promise abnormally high dividends. Try to resist this
temptation - you can find other, more prudent investment
strategies for adding to .your income during your retirement
7. Protect - and insure- - your health. Health-care costs are a
major concern for retirees. Take steps, such as exercising and
maintaining a healthy diet,. o keep yourself in good shape. At
the same time, strive to maintain adequate health insurance.
8. Get help with your 'takes. Madiy .of the withdrawals from
your retirement accounts'~rill 1b' considered taxable income. To
manage your tax situation' effectivdl,�eonsult with a tax advi-
so r. . . - , . - " ..' . .
9. Define your. legacy. Work 'witW a 'qualified legal advisor to
make sure your estate plans and the appropriate documents and
arrangements- beneficiaries, 3tll,'.living trust, power of attor-
ney, etc. - are up to date. -
10; Get a "financial checkup" each year. Consult with your
financial advisor at least once a year to make sure your invest-
merit strategies are still on track. . .
As you near retirement, .or if, you've just retired, put these sug-
gestions to workE It will take some 'time - but it's worth the ef-
fort. - . . ..
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legal advice. Yobfi'bould'consut with b : qalified tax or legal professional for
advice on"vour'secifk situation ' . .

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Miccosukee Squeaks By A's 4-3

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson A's
baseball team was
skimmed 4-3 by Miccosu-
kee, Sunday, May 18 to
now stand 2-5 on the sea-
"It was a good, well
played and close game,"
said Coach Jim Norton.
.On the mound, Joe Jones
pitched the first inning,
giving up three runs on
three hits, no walks and
struck out no batters.
James Wesley man-

ned the mound for the
final eight innings, giving
up six hits, one earned
run, one walk, and strik-
ing out four.
At the plate, Don Gra-
ham went two for three
with one ruh-,'JOaies, two.
for four with driefuhn;
Sylvester Peck, one for
four; Scotty Norton, one
for two; and Telvin Nor-
ton scored one run.
Norton added that
this weekend, May 24 and
25, is a big one for the A's.
"Saturday at 4 p.m., our
A's alumni will be return-

ing for the annual game
against the A's, at the
ballpark in Wacissa. We
will also be having a me-
'morial service for former
A's player John Norton,
who passed away about
three months ago.
Plaques and trophies
will be presented to his
At 4 p.m. Sunday, the
A's are slated to face off
' against the Dry Springs
Marlins at the park in
Wacissa, and the A's
alumni will be playing
the first four innings.

mL1.u n.occanuL, nAV1eeL L , -J--L
Tonya Roberts, Mary Harts- A
field, James Burkett, Daryl inp S A t P.rk
Adams, Sean Carson, Ray.:. .p t r
Hughes, Richard Roccanti,
and Matt Campbell. Dan ' FRAN HUNT Builders beat the Timber, 3-2; Farmers
Nennstiel along with sev- Monticello News Bankers, 24-20., .and Merchants Bank
eral students helped man- Staff Writer In Coach Pitch, Ki- - squeaked by Monti-
age the contest. " Recreation Park Di- wanis downed Masonic cello. Milling, 3-2; the
Finlayson could not re - rector Kevin Aman re- Lodge, 17-14; C&F Fenc- Farmers defeated the
call all of the seniors who ports the latest scores ing defeated Chicken .Bankers, 6-2; and the
played, but said they in- I in Spring Sports ac- . Delite, 21-8; Kiwanis Millers downed �
eluded: Kyle Barnwell, tion. clobbered Chicken Williams Timber, 8-4.
Courtney Brasington, AJ In T-Ball, Capital Delite, 21-6; and. the In softball action,
Connell, Lindsey 'Day, City Bank walloped Lodgers defeated the Joyner's Travel Center
Hunter Greene, Will Harts-' "... Bishop Farms, 21-6; Jef- Fencers, 11-5. inched by Jackson's
field, Elliot Lewis, Michael personn Builders Mart InCalRipkin Little Drug Store, 19-18; and
Kinsey, Nicole Mathis, owned Rotary, 23-21; League, Jefferson Jackson's came back to
Bethany Saunders, Hannah Rotary defeated the Farmers . Market squeak by Joyner's 16-
Sorensen, Tristan Farmers, 20-14; and the inched by Williams 15. _ .
Sorensen, and Reggie", " :- .-7. .

Warrirs Varsity BaseIbai Stats
W .....

FRAN HUNT Lane Fraleigh, 1U at- two walis, one'hi.-byjpltch, pitched, one strikeout, and
Monticello News bats, three hits, .273 betting and .429 on-base average.. 0.000 ERA.
Staff Writer' average, three RBI�, five. Casey Wheelerl 83 at- Wheeler, two innings
Aucilla Christian Acad- runs, pne stolen base, five bats, 31 hits, .373 batting av- pitched, two strikeouts, one
emy varsity baseball.coach'-: strikeouts, four walls, two erage, four doubles, 25 RBIs, hit-by-pitch, and 0.000 ERA.
Ray Hughes has released. hit.by-pitch, one sacrifice, 17 runs, six stolen bases, On the field, the War-
the full team and individual and .647 on-base average. 'nine strikeouts, six walks, riors had a total of 263 as-.
statistics for the season. Will Hartsfield, ,0. at- two sacrifices, and .427 on- sists, 345 putouts,
At the plate, the War-' bats, five hits, .250 batting base average. c* omitted 94 errors, and a
riors had 756 at-bats, and':, average, one RBI, eight On the Warriors fielding average of .866.
236 hits for a batting aver- ri-uns, four strikeouts, 12. mound, Aucilla pitched 168. Anderson, 33 assists, 20
age of .312, they had 32-dou- walks, and .581 on-base av- innings, gave tp 170rtiuns, putouts, eight errors com-
bles, three triples, - six erage. - 105 of which were earned, mitted, and .869 fielding av-
homeruns, 144 RBIs, 219 Elliot Lewis, 89 at-bats, '176 hits, 152 strikeouts, 99 erage.
runs, 70 stolen bases, 142' 35 hits, .393 batting average, 'walks, 23 hit-by-pitch, 30 Bishop, 25 assists, 22
strikeouts, 115 walks, 18 hit- three doubles, 13 RBIs, 34' -wild pitches, 18-9' season, put-outs, nine errors com-
by-pitch, 25 sacrifices for an'. runs, 12 stolen bases, five with two saves and 4.375 mitted, and .839 fielding av-
on-base average of .492, and .strikeouts, 12 walks, one earned run average (ERA). erage; Christy 18 assists, 23
the Warriors would up the hit-by-pitch, three sacri- Anderson pitched four put-outs, 12 errors commit-
season, 18-9 and they took fices and .506 on-base aver- innings, eight runs, four of ted, and .774 fielding aver-
the District Championship age. which were earned, six age; Dollar, 341 assists, 23
in four of the past five Marcus Roberts, 82 at- hits, five strikeouts, nine put-outs, 12 errors commit-
years. bats, 28 hits, .341 batting av- walks, three hit-by-pfifch, ted, and .842 fielding aver-
Casey Anderson had 78 erage, three doubles, 15 six wild pitches, 0-0 season, age; and Fraleigh, two
at-bats, 21 hits, .269 batting RBIs, 16 runs, two stolen and 7.000 ERA. . assists, four put-outs, two
average, four doubles, 11 'bases, nine strikeouts, five Christy, '7- innings errors committed, and .750
RBIs, 17 runs, nine stolen walks, three sacrifices, and pitched, 14 runs, eight' of fielding average.
bases, 14 strikeouts, 11 .467'on-base average, which were erfied;, 15 hits, Hartsfield, two assists,
walks, two hit-by-pitch, four ...Trent Roberts, 68 at- 14 strikeouts, nitie walks, - six putouts, no errors, and
sacrifices and .513 on-base bats, 17 hits, .250 batting'av- 'one hit-by-pitch,' one wild' 1.000 fielding average;
average. erage, four doubles, 17 RBIs, pitch, a 2-0 season, and 3.294 "Lewis, 43 assists, 29 put-
Matt Bishop, 82 at-bats, 17 runs, three stolen bases, ERA. outs, 17 errors committed,
33 hits, .402 batting average, 13 strikeouts, ten walks, Dollar, 54.3 innings and .809 fielding average;
seven doubles, one triple, one hit-by-pitch, one sacri- pitched, 75 runs, 39 of and Marcus Roberts, 20 as-
six homeruns, 31 RBIs, 33 'fice and .463 on-base aver- which were earned, 67 hits, sists, 15 put-outs, nine er-
runs, 15 stolen bases, 12 age. 42 strikeouts, 23: walks, ten rors committed, and .795
walks, four hit-by-pitch, six ' Rob Searcy, 64 at-bats, 16 hit-by-pitch, 'six wild fielding average.
sacrifices, and a .627 on-- hits, .250 batting average, pitches, 7-3 season, one Trent Roberts, 26 as-
base average. : f0bit RBIs, 23 runs, four save, and 5.026 ERA. sists, 15 put-outs, 12 errors
Clark Christy, 63 at- stolen bases, 19 strikeouts, Marcus Roberts, 63.3 in- committed, and .774 field-
bats, .286 batting average, 12 walks, two hit-by-pitch,' rings pitched, 49 runs, 39 f'. ing average; Searcy, 34 as-
two doubles, seven RBIs, 17 one sacrifice, and .455 on: which were earned, 62'hits, :sists, 22 put-outs, three
runs, six stolen bases, 19 base average. 56 strikeouts, 35 walks, six .errors committed, and .949
strikeouts, 13 walks, three Reggie Walker, 14 at- hit-by-pitch, nine wild fielding average; Walker,
hit-by-pitch, three sacri- bats, two hits, .143 batting pitches, 5-2 record, one save,- ten assists, six put-outs, two
fices, and .471 on-base aver- 'average, one triple, three and 3.868 ERA. '" errors committed, and .889
age. RBIs, 11 runs, six stolen-:. Trent Roberts, 26.3 in-. fielding average; Waters,
Stephen Dollar, 83 at- bases, nine strikeouts, four nings pitched, 24runs, 19 of' three 'assists, three put-
bats, 23 hits, .277 batting av- walks, two hit-by-pitch, and which were earned, 26 hits, outs, two errors committed,
erage, three doubles, one .389 on-base average. 32 strikeouts, 23 walks, two and .750 fielding average;
triple, 13 RBIs, 19 runs, six Zac Waters, 19 at-bats, hit-by-pitch, eight wild. and Wheeler, six assists, he
stolen bases, 15 strikeouts, 'four hits, .211 batting aver- pitches, a 4-4 season, ahd led ACA in put-outs with
12 walks, one sacrifice, and .age, two doubles, one RBI,..5.049 ERA. ' . 157, six errors committed,
.451 on-base average. - - two runs, six strikeouts, Walker, one ihhing- and .964 fielding average.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Monticello News *9A


Curtis Receives

Cathedral Award

For Excellence .

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Meredith Curtis,
daughter of Louise and
Randy Curtis, and 2004
Valedictorian of Aucilla
Christian Academy, grad-
uated summa cum laude
from FSU with a Bachelor
of Science in Nursing.
Her Aunt Diane Har-
mon came in from Col-
orado to pin her in a
special ceremony the
nursing program holds
prior to graduation. The
relative that pins the
graduate must be a fellow
Curtis also received
the Cathedral Award, a
prestigious award from
Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare. This award
recognizes one who has
special qualities; is con-.
tinuing into the nursing
profession for more than
just a job; and has extra
care and concern for pa-

She will begin her ca-
reer at Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital, working
in the Newborn ICU.
Eventually she would

like to go back to school,
continue her education,
and earn her Masters de-
gree to become a nurse

Photo Submitted
Meredith Curtis received the prestigious Cathedral Award
from Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. She graduated from FSU
with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Teen Center Offers Scholarship

"Monticello News "' ;':,
Staff Writer .. '', 0
The Jeffersoffn Cbunty
Teeni Center is funding a

$500 academic scholarship
for local Teen'Ceiter fndd
biers: 't'n '' e'
'The student must be ac-

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Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, May 1, 2008.
The Parent-Child Home Program's first graduating class celebrated with awards and
diplomas to the following students, from left to right, Sam Austin, Shannon Branch,
Alexia Reed, Nyjae Freeman, and Nikerria Jones. Attending this special celebration grad-
uation are from left to right, Nan Baughman, Jana Grubbs, Dianne Freeman, Gerrold
Austin, David Ward, and in front is teacher Bonnie Lovelace, home visitor.

Parent- ild Home Program Graduation Celebration

Monticello News
The Parent-Child
Home Prograin Gadua,
tion Celebrati.o was held
Thursday, May 1at Pizza
Hut, with five students,
their parents and family
members, program sup-
porters, and teacher Bon-
nie Lovelace, home
Students involved in
the program and receiv-
ing gift bags Sam Austin,
Shannon Branch, Nyjae
Freeman, Nikerria Jones,
Alexia Reed, and Alex
Healthyways Inc. and
the Parent-Child Home
program offer thanks to
the following businesses
for their donations to this
program' first graduation:
Arby's, Burger King, .the
Jefferson County Health
Department, Literacy En-
terprises, McDonald's,
Monticello Printers, Pizza
Hut, Wendy's, and Winn

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Hiram Lodge #5 Free
and Ac-
cepted Ma-
sons of
Florida an-
nounces that
Bueschel is
the 2008
Fred Wuerf-
fell Scholar-
Bueschel, a
2008 gradu-
ate of Jeffer-
son County
School, submitted the
winning essay to earn
her this year's scholar-

She plans to attend
Tallahassee Community
College and Florida
State University, major-
ing in Eng-
She is the
daughter of.
Kathy and
Lodge #5
awards this
each year
in memory
of Fred
S Wuerffell.
was an ex-
Photo Submitted emplary
Mason, a
dedicated member of the
lodge, and a strong sup-
porter of the commu-
nity's young people.

Thanks again to all
those who have con-
tributed to this program
to help keep it growing for
,,the children and thO,fami,
lies of Jefferson County
The Parent-Child
Home Program is a two-
year literacy program
that models early learning
skills for two and three
year olds and their par-
ents/caregivers, needed to
prepare children for fu-
ture success in school.
Home visitor Bonnie

Lovelace works with the
children and the guardian
twice a week, for 30 min-
utes, at the guardian's
' i,';He �lthyways Inc .is a
non-profit agency that
provides support to the
Parent Child Home Pro-
gram through donations
from local businesses and
Altrusa Monticello
sponsors the program
books and other materials
for the children and their

We have a sliding-fee program for those who
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

100-Acres/ Pond, Hills, Barn
2400 sq. ft. Home Owner Finance
$10,500 per acre O.B.O.
Call 352-207-3008

Farming Land For Leasi
call 284-7685.


1996 Grand Marques only 50K,
recent tires, leather, all power, very
good condition. $3500.00 cash
call 850-251-3894
5/28 tfn, c.
1990 Ford F-350, Flat Bed, dual
wheel, lift gate, good condition.
$4,500, obo. 997-1582.
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70,500 miles; V6 3.5 Liter;
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Premium Sound
Front Side Air Bags
Dual Front-Air Bags
Tilt Wheel Cruise Control
ABS(4-Wheel) Leather Seats
6 Disk, in-dash CD Changer
Two-Tone Paint
Wood Grain/ Leather Steering
4 Wheel Traction Lock
(for rain or snow)
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Monticello Christian Academy is accepting applications for teachers.
Degree not required. Inquire by calling 850-997-6048
5/28.30.6/4,6, c.

Have you been taken off your hor-
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window and door replacement.
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The right hospital is recognized as the region's first accredited stroke center
and a state designated brain and spinal cord injury center.

The right hospital is the region's only community hospital cancer program
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Fully Loaded. $1,595.00
5/21,23, pd.

2007 Troybuilt Tiller, 6.75 Hp
Rear-Wheel tine- counter rotating.
Used less than 2 hrs! pd $850; will
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Troybuilt Lawn Mower. 21 "cut 6.75
hp front drive, self-propelled
3-in-1, discharges, mulches, bags
$300 cash or best offer. :i
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Auto Compression Release ri
Ball.Bearings, Internal Governor,
Horizontal Shaft. $75.00
5/21,23,28,30 pd.
Wow! 90 miles per gal.
50 cc skooter great for around town
& shop commutes. New $950.
Male Donkey great for breeding or
guard off livestock $100 o.b.o.
Call 251-0865.
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The Jefferson County Teachers Credit Union has the following vehicle
for bid:
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1/2 Ton Regular Cab
46,000 miles Bed Liner
Trailer Towing/Camper PKG.
Retail Value $13,300
Call 342-0250 for more information Mon-Fri 8-4
We Reserve The Right to refuse any and all bids received

Jefferson County Planning Commission will have a public hearing on
the following proposed land development code change on Junel2, 2008
at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as such matter may be heard, in the
courtroom of the Jefferson County courthouse located at the intersection
of U.S. Highways 90 and 19. The meeting may be continued as neces-




Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County will have a public
hearing on the following proposed land development code change on
June 19,2008 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as such matter may be
heard, in the courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex lo-
cated at West Walnut Street, Monticello Florida. The meeting may be
continued as necessary.




From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36, para-
graph c: Each board, commission, or agency of this state or of any polit-
ical subdivision thereof shall include in the notice of any meeting or
hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such board, com-
mission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the advice that, if a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.

Combining Faith and Reason, Tradi-
tion and Tolerance. Christ Episcopal
Church, three blocks N of the court-
house. Sunday services at 8:30 and
11:00. 997-4116

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Monticello News *11A


A Defining Day In A Mate Calf's Life

Monticello News .
Senior Staff Writer
Calves - and male
calves in particular in the
spring - don't have it easy
in the cattle industry The
calves must be dewormed,
deliced, dehorned, inocu-
lated, and in the case of the
males - the awful "c" word
- castrated.
Jefferson County Cat-
tleman J. N. "Junior"
Tuten is honchoing this
particular operation on an
April morning on the
Blackwater Plantation in
Georgia, just across the
state line from Florida and
one of four locations where
and he and partner, Con-
gressman Allen Boyd, keep
between 1,800 and 2,000
heads of cattle.
Junior's crew this
morning consists of son
Gary (who allegedly "does
all the thinking and most
of the work" for the opera-
tion); Joe Jones, alias "gen-
eral surgeon", with a bogus
degree from "San Pedro
(pronounced San Pee-dro)
College" in Taylor County,
which Jones more appro-
priately describes as "Hell
University working for
Tuten"; regular hands
George Willis and Billy
Rutledge; and Phillip Ray-
mond and Mike Beastley,
who help out on occasion.
First comes the
roundup of the cattle into
the pens, where the moth-
ers and calves are sepa-
rated from each other and
the two groups funneled
separately down a series of
chutes to the stations
'where the men perform the
various procedures. First
the cows are deliced, and if
judged necessary on an in-
dividual basis this time
around, also dewormed.
The two procedures entail
pouring or squirting med-
ication on the animals'
hides, through which the
medicine is absorbed.
Gary and Junior ex-
plain that deworming is
done twice a year as a stan-
dard procedure and some-
times more often,
depending on whether the
animals show signs of hav-
ing parasites, which they
pick up grazing and which
cause weigh loss and other
How can they tell if an
animal has worms? It's all
in the appearance of the
animal and the eye of the
beholder, -Gary says. He
points out a cow with
rough, matted spots of hair
on its hide and another
with a smooth, slick sheen
to its hide. Obviously, the
first needs deworming and
the second doesn't, he says.

Of course, there will be
instances when he might
select an animal for spot de-
worming and his father a
different one, but generally,
the two will agree most of
the time which animals
need deworming and
which don't, Gary says.
"It's an individual
process," he says. "You take
into account what feed they
have. If 80 percent look
healthy and slick and 20
percent look bad, you know
they need delicing or de-
worming or something."
It's not unlike being
able to judge the general
health of a person by the
look of their skin, eyes and
other signs, Junior adds.
As for the delicing, the
animals are treated either
by having the medication
applied directly to their
hides or by having fly tags
attached to their right ears.
The medication and the tag
- the latter works like a
flea collar on a dog or cat -
,give the cattle relief from
the swarms of flies and
other insects that hover
constantly about them, bit-
ing, disturbing their graz-
ing, and generally agitating
and causing the animals
"Fly control is a big
problem," Gary says.
"Spring and summer is
when the flies are at their
worst. The tags do the best
job. They cost $4 a head and
last about three months.
We'll remove the old fly
tags this time around. The
delicing will last about
three weeks, unless you get
a rain, in which case it may
last a couple of weeks, In
three weeks, we'll bring the
animals back and put on
new fly tags, which should
be good to get them
through the summer and
into the fall, when we de-.
worm everything."
The aim ultimately is.
to have healthy and stress-
free animals that gain
weight, reproduce healthy
offspring, and convert
grass and grains into qual-
ity beef.
"Our job is to produce
as many pounds of beef as
we can on grass," Junior
explains. "They are con-
verting grass to meat. The
better job we do with the
* animal quality, the better
job that they can do with
the quality of the calves.
It's all about nutrition and
body condition. When you
sit down to eat one of our
steaks, I want it to be a
pleasant experience so that
you want to do it again."
He takes pride that
their animals are raised
"We don't use hor-

monal growth implants,"
Junior says. "Implants
make them grow bigger,
putting an extra 20 pounds

Junior reiterates that
the castration is done as
humanely and safely as

Monticello News Photo by Laz Aleman, April 25, 2008
Gary Tuten, the self-described "brains and brawns"
of the operation, helps round up the cattle.

or so on them, but we don't
use them. Our cattle are all
natural. It's becoming more
established in the industry
to grow them naturally We
don't produce anything
that we're not willing to eat
ourselves. The American
public is buying the best
products in the world today
Our methods are the safest
and most humane."
That brings up the "c"
procedure, which Jones is
about'to begin performing,
now that the calves have
been run into the chute.
The procedure is amaz-
ingly quick, taking almost
a matter of seconds per
calf. The entire process, in
fact (including delicing, de-
worming, dehorning, vac-
cinating, and castrating in
the case of the males), is ac-
complished with assembly-
line efficiency, taking a
matter of a few minutes
per animal. A certain per-
centage of the male calves
are kept whole for repro-
duction purposes, but the
greater number is sub-
jected to the knife.
The. reason for castra-
tion goes back to beef qual-
ity, Gary and Junior
explain. Removal of the tes-
.ticles may possibly mellow
the animal. More impor-
tantly, however, it makes
for a more tender and
higher quality meat. The
meat of whole bulls, by con-
trast, is tough and gener-
ally . ends up in

John Jones, alias the "general surgeon" of the operation, performs the delicate pro-
cedure on a male calf.

possible. Thus, the proce-
dure is done early in the
morfling, when the temper-
ature is cooler. The calves

also are allowed to rejoin
their mothers immediately
afterwards, which reduces
the trauma and allows
them to suckle and imbibe
vitamins and minerals
from the mother's milk,
aiding in the healing
process. Believe it or not,
the moon plays a part in
the timing of the proce-
"The moon has an in-
fluence when you do it,"
Jones says, in between sur-
gical applications of the
knife. "There's less bleed-
ing and swelling when the
moon is right. It used to be
that we didn't care, but we
go by the almanac now."
Junior confirms that
indeed the almanac is
checked to determine the
optimum time for the pro-
"Most people buck the
trend, but we go by the
signs of the calendar and
schedule accordingly," Jun-
ior says. "The old people
did it by the signs, but then
we got away from that. For
years, we did it when we
had the opportunity, but
now we're back to schedul-
ing the dehorning and cas-
tration. "
And the reason for re-
moval of the horns?
"We call it 'cleaning
them up'," Junior ex-
plains. "It makes for a

prettier animal."
It also keeps the ani-
mals from getting their
horns tangled up in the
corrals when they reached
the feedlots, he adds.
"Prior to the improve-
ment of cattle, everything
had horns," Junior says.
"But over the years, 95
percent of cattle have
their horns removed
It's all part of the gen-
eral improvements and
growing sophistication of
the cattle industry and
agriculture in general.
"Farming has become
ever-more sophisticated,"
Junior says, mentioning
his grandson,. Chris
Tuten, who is attending
college in Georgia with
the aim of earning an
agriculture-related degree
and joining the family
ranching operation.
"The methods, chemi-
cals and seeds keep im-
proving," Junior says. "In
my dad's day, farming was
simple, compared with
what it is now. Everything
in society, from building a
home to cattle manage-
ment, has changed and
most has been to the good.
We enjoy today the best
quality of life that we've
ever had, and yet we don't
always appreciate it."

Monticello News Photo by Laz Alenian, April 25, 2008
The men delice, and if needed, deworm the cattle with assembly-like efficiency. From
left are Gary Tuten, Billy Rutledge, and Mike Beastley.


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FRAN HUNT Improved; Nicole Mathis, the
Monticello News Hustle Award, and Lindsey
Staff Writer Day and Mallory Plaines
Lindsey Day and Reggie were named co-MVPs.
Walker were named Athletes Sarah Ann Hoffmeister
of the Year at the annual Au- named winners of the junior
cilla Christian Academy Ath- varsity cheerleading awards.
letic Awards Banquet, May 17, Alexis Burkett, Most Tm-
at the First Methodist Church proved; Megan Lee, Most
fellowship hall. The evening Spirited; and Caitlin Jackson,
began 6 p.m. with a meal Best All Around.
catered by Carrie Ann & Brenda Brown gave
Company consisting of a awards for the varsity cheer-
choice of sirloin tips or baked leaders. Ashli Evans, Most
chicken breast smothered in Improved; Savannah Reams,
cream sauce and topped with Most Spirited; and Ramsey
8 bread crumbs, new creamed Revell, Best All Around.
II potatoes, green beans, salad, Dan Nennstiel gave the
I; fresh yeast rolls, iced tea and awards for the boy's and girl's
d choice of dessert. cross country teams. For the
Following the meal, all boys, Austin Bolstridge was
enjoyed the 2008 PowerPoint named Most Improved Run-
presentation of sporting ner; Jay Finlayson, the Lead-
events throughout the year ership Award; and Russell
1The presentation included Fraleigh Most Valuable Run-
photos of all athletes in all ner.
sporting events, each segment For the girls, Elizabeth
featured with a different Riley, Most Improved; .
song, including The Tristan Sorensen,
Boys Are Back the Leadership
in Town, Award; and
Woolly Sarah
Bully, Sorensen,
What Imost
like Valuable
about Runner.
You, Lind-
Great sey
Balls Taylor
of Fire, gave
Do You"awards

Around, Wipe named Most m-
Out, Hippy Hippy proved; Courtney
Shakes, Hit AConnell, Lead-
Athletes of the Year,,.indseyr -.
Me With Your ership Award;
Best Shot, Day and Reggie Walker. , and Rebekah
Ain't No Mountain High Aman, MVP "Rebekah was
Enough; You Must Have Been known by her teammates as
A Beautiful Baby Girls Just having the longest matches
Want to Have Fun, WeAre of the season," added Brown.
Family and Center Field. Daryl Adams presented
The awards began with the awards for the junior var-
Rebekah Aman and Will sity football team. Trent
Hartsfield being named the Roberts was named the Of-
Academic Athletes of the fensive Player of the Year;

Mac Finlayson presented
the awards for middle school
boy's basketball. Corey Bur-
rus was named MVP; Tyler
Jackson, Floor General; and,
Trent Roberts, Best Re-
bounder. Finlayson quipped
and said that he almost called
the rebound award, the
Windex Award, due to
Roberts "Spending so much
time cleaning the glass."
Derrick Burrus followed
with the middle school girls'
basketball awards. Skyler
Hanna and Pamela Watt were
named co-MVPs.
James Burkett presented
the awards for the junior var-
sity boy's basketball team.
Brandon Dunbar was named
MVP; and Matthew Harring-
ton was named Most Im-
Mac Finlayson presented
the awards for the junior var-
sity girl's basketball team.
Tiffany Brasington was
named the MVP; Caitlin
Jackson, Best Defender; and
Cheltsie Kinsley winner of
the Hustle Award. "Cheltsie
only had one speed on the
court, full speed," added Fin-
Dan Nennstiel presented
the awards for the varsity
boy's basketball team. Reggie
Walker was named MVP;
Luke Witmer, Offensive
Player of the Year; Clark
Christy Defensive Player of
the Year; Stephen Dollar, the
Leadership Award, and
Michael Kinsey Most Im-
Daryl Adams presented
the awards for the varsity
girl's basketball team.
Bethany Saunders was pre-
sented the Leadership Award,
Courtney Brasington, Most

Philip Watts, Defensive
Player of the Year; and Tyler
Jackson, the Coach's Award.
Joe Striplin presented
the varsity football awards.
Hunter Greene was given the
Coach's Award; Reggie
Walker, Best Linebacker; Will
Hartsfield, Best Offensive -
Lineman; Matt Bishop, Best
Defensive Back; Woody
Vollertsen, Best Defensive
Lineman; and Kyle Barnwell,
MVP, for the second year in a
Frank Brown presented
the awards for the junior var-
sity softball team. Pamela
Watt was given the Best De-
fense Award; Skyler Hanna,
Best Offense Award; Whitney
McKnight, the Coach's
Award; and Pamela Watt,
Joe Striplin presented
the awards for the junior
varsity baseball team. Kent
Jones, Best Pitcher; Jared
Jackson, MVP, and Tyler
Jackson, the Coach's
Award, for the second year
in a row.
Roslyn Bass presented
the awards for the varsity
softball team. Nicole
Mathis was named Most
Competitive; Bethany
Saunders, Most Versatile;
Mallory Plaines, Best De-
fensive Player; Lindsey
Day, Best Offensive
Player; Chelsey Kinsey,
Ray Hughes presented
the varsity baseball
awards. Will Hartsfield
received the Coach's
Award; Casey Anderson,
the Defensive Award;
Stephen Dollar, the Pitch-
ing Award; and Matt
Bishop and Elliot Lewis
were named co-MVPs.