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PageantJune 14
RAY CICHON son, is six years old and a
Monticello News K-5 student at Jefferson El-
Managing Editor ementary School.
The 2008 Little King Caroline Flynt, daugh-
and Queen Pageant takes ter of Alison and Nick
place 4 p.m., Saturday June Flynt, is five years old and
14, at the Jefferson County a Pre-K student at Jeffer-
High School Auditorium, son Elementary School.
on Water Street. Anna Key daughter of
Contestants will be Allison Key is six years old
judged on a the opening and in the first grade at Jef-
number, evening wear, and ferson Elementary School.
on stage question and an- Taylor Knecht, daugh-
swer segment. ter of Ashley and Erik
The 10 contestants Knecht, is six years old,
consist of six girls and four and a student in K-5 at Au-
boys. In alphabetical cilia Christian Academy
order, contestants are: Amber Knowles,
Haley Atkinson, daughter of Tracey and
daughter of Gail and Ric Please See
Colson, and John Atkin- Pageant Page 3A


Taylor Knecht


Amber Knowles Mark Prevatt


Jordan Swicklev


Travis West Wheeler


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2 Sections, 24 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 3-6A Nat'l Fishing Wk
Classifieds 11A School/Sports


Fun & Games
Legals


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County's Department Heads


Begin Cutting Back Budgets


County
Coordinator
Roy Schleicher
wants department
heads to provide
commissioners
with ammunition
for the latter's
budgets negotia-
tions with the con-
stitutional officers.


LAZARO
ALEMAN
Monticello
News
SeiorStaff

Jeffer-
s o n
County
depart-
m e n t
heads
w e r e
under the
gun last
week to
get drafts


of their operations' pro-
posed budget cuts to the
county coordinator's of-
fice by Friday, May 30.
All told, the county's
department heads were
expected to make signifi-
cant enough cost reduc-
tions to their operations
to help make up for the $1
million or so that local of-
ficials estimate Amend-
ment One and the other
recent legislative meas-
ures will cause the county
in revenue losses.
"Commissioners have


said that they won't raise
taxes, so we have to make
the cuts," County Coordi-
nator Roy Schleicher told
the department heads at
the May 16 directors'
meeting. "And we're
going to have to take the
brunt of the cuts."
At the same time, he
recognized that the de-
partments could cut only
so much, and that certain
ones, such as the Parks
and Recreation Depart-
Please See
Budget Cuts Page 3A


Conference Points Out

County's Deficiencies


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Job-related work-
shops and seminars are
supposed to serve as
sources of valuable infor-
mation and innovative
ideas. Sometimes, how-
ever, these conferences
point out deficiencies in
one's area of operation.
Such was the case
with the insurance indus-
try sponsored conference
on risk management that
County Coordinator Roy
Schleicher and assistant
John McHugh attended
recently in St. Augustine,
FL. The two learned, for
example, that the


county's current physical
exams for new employees
are inadequate, espe-
cially where they concern
emergency services em-
ployees and truck drivers.
"The pre-employment
physical that we do are
very basic," Schleicher
informed department
heads at the May 16 direc-
tors' meeting. "They need
to be more extensive."
The reason, he said,
was that. more extensive
physical that included
EKG testing and such
would document preexist-
ing conditions that could
become critical in insur-
ance claim disputes, espe-
cially if the question


County Employees Soon

Will Be Sporting ID Cards


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County Coordinator
Roy Schleicher is sport-
ing a newly printed
county employee identifi-
cation card that dangles
from a Day-Glo yellow
string around his neck.
Schleicher wants to ac-
custom citizens to the
identification card, as
well as promote use of
the ID cards among
county employees.
Creation and is-
suance of the identifica-
tion cards is a small but
important step in a
dawning effort to better
prepare the county's
emergency service and
other personnel for the
eventuality of a natural
or manmade disaster.
5 Schleicher, not sur-
prisingly, is. spearhead-
ing the effort, with help
from others such Fire
Rescue Chief Jim Bill-
berry, who have lived in
areas of the state that
have been hit by cata-
strophic events. The two
know from experience
that plans are often the
first thing to go in a true
emergency. But absent
any preparation, they
also know that chaos and


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anarchy will rule. Hence,
the discussions at the
monthly department
heads get-togethers, such
as the one at the March
16 meeting.
"We have on the shelf
an emergency manage-
ment plan for the
county," Schleicher told
the department heads.
"But if we have that
storm, tornado, hurri-
cane or train wreck,
what plan do you have in
your department to come
back and go to work? And
what if there is no place
to come back to (because
it's been devastated)? We
need to develop plans."
Schleicher cautioned
the department heads
not to fall into the faulty
thinking that Monticello
and Jefferson County are
somehow exempt from
hurricanes and other
such disasters because of
their inland location.
Residents and officials in
central Florida held the
same misconception,
until the rash of hurri-
canes that devastated the
area a few years ago, he
said.
"Being 30 or 40 miles
inland doesn't save you
Please See
ID Cards Page 3A


involved
whether
an illness
was job
generated
or the in-
dividual
had a pre-
disposi- John McHugI~,
tion to it. assistant to the
This was county coordina-
particu- tor;hecameup
lairly criti- with an easy-to-
understand safety-
cal in training manual.
stressful
jobs, such as those held
by law enforcement offi-
cers, emergency medical
technicians, and firefight-
ers.
Please See
Deficiencies Page 3A


John Grosskopf Named
acting president ofNFCC.
. North Florida Commu-
nity College Vice President
John Grosskopf, formerly of
Jefferson County was named
acting president of the college
during the NFCC District
Board of Trustees meeting on
May 20. Grosskopf will as-
sume the position later this
summer at the retirement of
current NFCC President
Morris G. Steen Jr.
The Board's unanimous
vote to appoint Grosskopf as
acting president was made
after the Board' was unable
to produce a majority vote
favoring one of the four
presidential candidates in-
terviewed on May 2.
Those interviewed in-
cluded Clyde Cruce, Dr.
Brian O'Connell, Dr. Harry
Rotter and Dr. Jessica Webb.
The Board tasked
Grosskopf with providing a


County's

Websites

Come

Under Fire
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
For Internet savvy
citizens whose interac-
tions with Jefferson
County's various web-
sites have been less
than satisfying, your
frustrations have regis-
tered, and either the
websites' information
will be timely updated
or they will be pulled.
That was the in-
junction from County
Coordinator Roy Schle-
icher to department
heads at the directors'
meeting on May 16.
Schleicher apparently
has tired of receiving
citizens' complaints
about inaccurate, out-
dated or missing infor-
mation on the websites.
The complaints
,were getting to the
point of becoming irri-
tating, he said.
"The minutes of
meetings need to be up-
dated on a timely
basis," Schleicher said.
"They go back to Sep-
tember in some cases.
I'd rather that you take
down the websites than
that they have wrong in-
formation. We've got to
fix the problem. It's all
Please See
Websites Page 3A


site survey of the college by
November 2008. The survey
is intended to provide an un-
biased, institution-wide
analysis of NFCC that will
assist Board members in
making decisions in Janu-
ary 2009 about what type of
leader who will best serve
the college and how to pro-
ceed with selecting NFCC's
eighth president.
Board members are
Chair John Maulstby of
Madison County Vice-Chair
Albert Thomas of Jefferson
County Verna Hodge of
Hamilton County Debra
Land of Lafayette County
Brantly Helvenston of
Suwannee County Lester
Padgett of Taylor County
and Linda Gibson and
Mikey Wilson, both repre-
senting Madison County


Retiring President
Morris G. Steen


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low 90s and lows in the low 70s. 'and lows in the low 70s. the upper 80s and lows in the low
70s.


John Grosskopf Named

Acting President Of NFCC


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Carrie Anglin, left, and Guy Anglin organize
items for a garage sale at the Legion Hall, to
benefit the library, in April, 1993.



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Words of Wisdom

During this political season let us be remind-
ed of these wise words:
You cannot help the poor by destroying the
rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by
weakening the strong. You cannot bring
about prosperity by discouraging thrift.'
You cannot lift the wage earner up by
pulling the wage payer down. You cannot
further the brotherhood of man by inciting
class hatred. You cannot build character and
courage by taking away men's initiative and
independence. You cannot help men perma-
nently by doing for them, what they could
and should do for themselves.

-Abraham Lincoln


Pictures



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The oldest living thing on earth is a
flowering shrub called the creosote bush,
found in the Mojave Desert. It is 15 metres
(50 ft) in diameter. It is estimated that it
started from a seed nearly 12,000 years ago.
During its lifetime the last major period
of glaciation in North America came to an
end, the wheel and writing were invented,
and the great Egyptian and Mayan
pyramids were built. The shrub is still
living.


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Edward Lutan Medlock,
48, of 101 Lamont
Subdivision, Lamont, was
arrested May 22 and charged
with violation of probation,
disorderly conduct. Bond
was set at $250 and he bond-
ed out of jail the same day.
Kinston James
Montgomery, 49, of 23 Linton
Rd., was arrested May 22 and
charged with driving while
license suspended. Bond
was set at $250 and he bond-
ed out the same day.
Kendrick Bernard Hill,
33, of 595 Diana Terrance,
Lake City, FL, was arrested
May 23 and charged with
violation of probation,
aggravated battery of a law
enforcement officer, and vio-
lation of probation, battery
on a law enforcement officer.
Bond was withheld and he


remained housed at the
County Jail Monday morn-
ing.
Kisten Glenn, 36, of 326
Barrington Dr. was arrested
May 23 and charged with
criminal use of personal
identification. Bond was set
at $7,500 and he bonded out
of jail the same day.
Antonio Shawn Wilson,
33, of 3535 Roberts Ave.,
Tallahassee was arrested,
May 23 and charged with
violation of probation, no
valid drivers license. He
was released on his own
recognizance May 30.
Eduardo Valdes, 48, of
4133 Riverwood Rd.,
Tallahassee, was sentenced
in court May 23 to 60 days in
the County Jail on the
charge of driving under the
influence.
Jack Wayne Fruggiero,
27, of 3104 21st St Center,'
Bradenton, FL, was arrested


Bill Gates gave a speech once at a high school
about 11 things that they did not, and will not,
learn in school. He talked about how feel-good,
politically correct teachings created a generation
of kids with no concept of reality and how this
concept set them up for failure in the real world.
Rule 1: Life is not fair get used to it!
Rule 2.: The world won't care about your self-esteem.
The world will expect y6u to accomplish something
BEFORE you feel good about yourself .
Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of
high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car
phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you
get a boss.
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
Your Grandparents had a different word for burger
flipping: they called any chance to work an opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so
don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as
boring as they are now. They got that way from paying
your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you
talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you
save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's
generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners
and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they
have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as
MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer.
This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to
ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get
summers off and very few employers are interested in
helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own
time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people
actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up
working for one.


UNTlIfLPROVENGULTYINA AOURT1OLAW


May 24 and charged with
driving while license sus-
pended, knowingly. Bond
was set at $250 and he bond-
ed out of jail the same day.
Joe M. White, 22, of 6203
Aucilla Rd., was arrested
May 25. and charged with
simple assault. Bond was set
at $250 and bonded out of jail
the same day.
Calvin Bernard Jones,
46, of 1712 Freeman Rd., was
arrested May 26, and
charged with failure to
appear, writ of attachment,
and violation of probation,
possession of a controlled
substance. Bond was set at
$180 and he remained
housed at the County Jail
Monday morning.
Tiffany Nicole Walker,
20, of 930 S. Railroad St., was
sentenced in court May 26, to
15 days in the County Jail on
four counts of violation of
probation, uttering.


Johnny Thompson, 62,
of 265 Nealy Rd., was sen-
tenced in court May 26 to 30
days in the County Jail on
the charge of aggravated
assault with a deadly
weapon.
Herman Thomas
Walker, 29, of 1370 Louisiana
St. was arrested May 27 and
charged with failure to
appear, attaching improper
license plate. Bond was set
at $150 and he bonded out the
same day.
Clarence D. Steward, 41,
of 5563 10th St., Malone, FL
was arrested by deputies
from Jacksonville
Correctional Institution
May 28, on a warrant for
introduction of a controlled
substance into a state correc-
tional facility. Bond was
withheld and he remained
housed at the County Jail
Monday morning.


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TEN YEARS AGO
June 3, 1998
The Planning commission meet-
ing scheduled for Thursday night has
been rescheduled for July 2.
Jefferson is among 31 'districts
which have been awarded 1998
Technology Literacy Challenge
Funds Grants.
Controversy continues to swirl'
around the Road Department. The lat-
est grievance filed before the County
Commission involved William Noble.
Noble claims that he has been sys-
tematically discriminated against
and harassed since 1994, when he
applied for the road superintendent
job.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 1, 1988
Aucilla Warrior Scott Copeland
has been chosen as a First Team All-
big Bend baseball player in Class A by
area coaches.
More than 50 people gathered at
the American Legion Hall Monday to
observe Memorial Day.
The summer four-day workweek
begins for school system employees
on June 6. This schedule will remain
in effect until the end of the workday
on August 11. A four-day work week
saves money on utilities and other
costs, according to school staff.


THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 1, 1978
With the morning sun shining
brightly, a U.S. Marine Color guard,
friends, townspeople and government
leaders attended a special Memorial
Day service honoring war hero Sgt.
Boots Thomas at Roseland Cemetery
Monday.
A preliminary future land use
plan for Jefferson County, which will
be presented to the Planning
Commission Thursday night, recom-
mends incorporation the larger unin-
corporated towns in the county, pro-
posed three new parks and additional
recreational facilities, and suggests
that land use control prohibit the
development of commercial or indus-
trial activities on prime agricultural
land.
Senior citizens and local volun-
teers will soon be meeting at the old
Welcome Station located on US 19
North near the Georgia line.
FORTY YEARS AGO
May 31, 1968
Awards Day was held at Jefferson,
County High School Friday, May 24,.,1
Instead of the usual program
Wednesday at Kiwanis Club, the club
enjoyed a tour of the Buckeye
Cellulose Plant in Foley Thursday
afternoon.


Madison Mai


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
On Sunday, May 18,
deputies arrested a Madison
man on gun charges follow-
ing an incident at an area
church.
According to a Jefferson
County Sheriffs Office
report, on May 18 at approx-
imately 3 p.m., Timothy
Ralpheal Clark, 26, of 274
SW Safari Dr. 1304 in
Madison, performed music
for the New Bethel AME
Church located at 6496
Ashville Highway and fol-
lowing the services, Choir
Director Cherry Gallon
walked out to Clarks' vehi-
cle to bring him a chedk for
his services.
Clark and Gallon got
into an argument about the
check and Clark told Gallon
they were trying to handle
him and she asked what he
meant. Clark began cursing
Gallon and she asked him
not to curse her because she
hadn't cursed him.
Clark said he was not a
"country boy", jumped out
of the driver's seat and
removed q shotgun and a
shotgun shell. He told
Gallon that he would handle
her, pointed the weapon
down and attempted to load
it.
When Gallon observed
this, she walked back into
the church and advised the


n Arrested On Gun Charge
ted by Deputy Kevin
Tharpe. Tharpe and Deputy
Steve Pearson stopped the
vehicle at the Kwiky Food
Mart located at 7613 E. US-
90.


pastor Willie Brown of what
had just transpired. Clarks'
wife took the gun away from
him and they departed the
scene. Driving down Salt
Rd., where they were spot-


They searched the vehi-
cle and were unable to
locate the shotgun, but they
did locate a box of shotgun
shells, which matched
Gallon's description. Clark
was arrested and transport-
ed to the County Jail where
he was booked on the
charge of aggravated
assault with a deadly
weapon. Bond was set at
$1,500 and he bonded out of
jail the same day.


Did You



Know...


THE JEFFERSON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD

Announces the regular school board meeting to which
the public is invited. The meeting will be held at the
Desmond M. Bishop Administration Building on
Monday, June 9, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

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


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Wednesday, June 4, 2008


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Pageant Cont. From Page 1
Granville Knowles, is six years old and Jordan Swickley, son of Eve and Brian
in the first grade at Aucilla Christian Swickley, is five years old and a student in
Academy. K-4 at Aucilla Christian Academy.
Mark Prevatt, Jr., son of Rachel and Travis West Wheeler, son of Lupe and
David Prevatt, is seven years old and in the Randy Wheeler, is five years old and in K-4,
first grade at Jefferson Elementary School. at Aucilla Christian Academy.
Mylie Rogers, daughter of Jamie and Travis Wilson Wheeler, son of Lupe and
Eric Rogers, is six years old and a student Randy Wheeler, is six years old and in K-5 at
in K-5 at Aucilla Christian Academy. Aucilla Christian Academy.

ID Cards Cont. From Page 1


from a hurricane," Schleicher said.
He and Billberry noted that often-
times, in the wake of a particularly vio-
lent hurricane or other natural disaster,
the immediate and understandable
response of the on-duty personnel that
has been confined to an emergency man-
agement facility in readiness for rescue
work, is to rush home and check on their
own families and properties. Off-duty per-
sonnel, on the other hand, may be unable
to return to their workstations because of
the general devastation, or because they
may be dealing with their own property's-
damage. The reality, the two said, is that
chaos and anarchy often follow in the
wake of a major disaster and it requires
the presence of the National Guard and
the imposition of military measures to
restore order.
The point, Schleicher emphasized,
was that it was critical that county per-
sonnel be able to return to their duties as
soon as possible after a disaster to help
get operations back up and running


again, and for that there needed to be
detailed plans. Equally important, such
plans needed to identify alternative meet-
ing locations, in the event the major
buildings were destroyed, he said.
But the very first step, Schleicher
noted, was to get the personnel back into
the devastated area. Now consider that
the National Guard and other military
units would likely be guarding all entry
points into the city to ensure that no loot-
ing and other unlawful activities took
place, he said. Were the guardsmen likely
to accept the word of strangers claiming
to be county employees?
Of course not, he answered his own
question. But the guardsmen would, he
underscored, accept the validity of a
photo ID. Hence, the identification cards
that county em plo.Wes w ill soon be issued
and asked to wvear. .-
"This probably. won't ever happen,"
Schleicher said of the possibility of a
major disaster striking the area. "But we
have to be prepared?in case it does."


Festival Brown Famil Reunion


Kick-off



Dinner



June 6,
DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The 58thWatermelon
Festival kicks off with a
dinner, hosted by .the
Chamber of Commerce, 5
p.m. Friday, June 6, at the
Monticello Opera House.
The ticket cost is $7.50
for adults and $4 for chil-
dren.
Hal Bennett of
Johnston's Locker Plant,
will prepare the grilled
chicken. Sides will be pro-
vided by the Chamber.
Festival t-shirts will be
available at $12 for sizes 2X
and 3X; $12 for spaghetti
strap shirts, and $10 for all
others.
Pageant contestants
will be introduced, and
winners of the Festival
Booklet Cover Art Contest
will be recognized.
Chamber Director
Mary Frances Gramling
will also be on hand to give
a rundown of festival
events and to answer any
questions that might come
about.
For additional infor-
mation about Festival
events, contact the
Chamber at 997-5552.


Photo Submitted


Jeff Benjamin and Lucy Brown


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Brown family will be
celebrating it's family
reunion in St. Petersburg this
year during the weekend of
July11 through 13, though the
family is rooted in Jefferson
County.
The theme of the reunion
is "Separated By Miles,
United In Love."
The descendants of
Jefferson "Jeff" Benjamin,
born in 1864, and Lucy, born
in 1869, Brown has grown'
from five children Allie Mae,
King Emanuel, Ennie,


Nachester and James "Jim"
Stokes to more than 400 mem-
bers.
Past reunions have been
held in Monticello, Marianna,
St. Petersburg, and Miami.
The St. Petersburg
Bayfront Hilton will serve as
the host hotel this year.
Reunion events will
include, golf, movies, bowl-
ing, a family cruise, dining,
socials, tours, meetings, fel-
lowships, and a prayer break-
fast.
For more information
contact Alonzo Hardy at uni-
teocala(Syahoo.com or 1-352-
361-5121.


Budget Cuts Cont. From Page 1

ment, had little or no financial maneuver- current fiscal year's budget of $5 million is
ability. Still, he wanted the department expected to drop to $4.1 million after the
heads to make their utmost best to cut Amendment One property tax reforms
their budgets, Schleicher said. His reason- kick in. Subtract then the $500,000 for the
ing, he said, was that once they had done five constitutional officers' combined
their best, it would be up to the constitu- salaries and it leaves about $3.6 million
tional officers to do the rest. If nothing for the county to perform all its opera-
else, their effort would provide the corn- tions, Schleicher said.
missioners with ammunition when the "It gets worse," he said.
latter negotiated with the constitutional How so?
officers, he said. Well, rather than the $364,324 that
"I want the commissioners to be able local officials initially expected the state
to go to the constitutional officers and to reimburse the county for the revenue
look them in the eyes and say, 'look, our losses caused by Amendment One, the
folks have cut as far as they can go, and state now is expected to contribute
now you guys have to do the rest," $139,000 an amount that local officials
Schleicher said. "The commissioners and say falls woefully short of what is needed.
the constitutional officers will have to The money also is not expected to arrive
negotiate to have a balanced budget." until later in the coming fiscal year,
Schleicher wondered if the depart- which starts Oct. 1. The hope is the local
ment heads, commissioners and members officials will be able to convince state offi-
of the public were willing to accept the cials that the formula that the latter used
cuts that would be required. It would to calculate Jefferson County's reim-
mean cutting services in some areas, he bursement was not realistic. In the inter-
said. It might also mean encouraging im, however, the county will have to live
some to retire that were at retirement age with the current numbers.
and not 'replacing them with new hires, Also, what's called equalization fund-
although "we're so low paying that replac- ing for small county libraries the
ing retired employees with new employ- state's way of assuring that smaller
ees won't make much of a difference." libraries are adequately funded in com-
"You need to be thoughtful and cre- prison with the larger libraries --is
ative in your cuts," Schleicher said. being cut by about $30,000. And all the
And if commissioners did not accept while, fuel and other operational costs
the department heads' proposed budget keep going up.
cuts, as they had done with the budget "You know the saying about the per-
cuts proposed earlier by Solid Waste fect storm of things going wrong, this is
Department Director Beth Thorne? it," Schleicher said.
In that case, Schleicher said, it would Not wanting to depress the depart-
be his job to ask the commissioners where ment heads too much and put the dismal
exactly they proposed that the cuts be situation in proper perspective,
made instead, adding that Thorne's had Schleicher shared a few items of good
been a reasonable proposal and that he news. On the positive side of the ledger,
had been disappointed with the commis- he said, the Legislature had continued the
sioners' response. It was the officials' job $277,000 contribution to the solid waste
to explain the difficult choices to the citi- department; it had fully funded two road
zenry and abide by the resulting cuts in improvement programs that together
services, no matter the public outcry, he have contributed more than $5 million to
said. road projects here over the last several
"Commissioners will have to get to the years; and it continued the fiscally con-
point where they say we can't do it," straint funding, which assures Jefferson
Schleicher said, referring to the many County $600,000 annually for a 10-year
requests for county services that commis- period, beginning two years ago.
sioners receive from their constituents "It will turn around," Schleicher said
and then refer to the department heads. of the current economic downtown that is
"People have gotten spoiled. They will causing many of the fiscal problems. "It's
have to learn that they're paying less in not the end of the world. We're just going
taxes now, and getting less." through rough waters, but we'll come out
The budget figures that Schleicher of this. And when things turn around,
presented at the meeting show that the we'll be sitting pretty for the upturn."

Deficiencies Cont. From Page 1

"The problem is that it gets very expen- we're doing with the safety training,"
sive to require EKGs and such," Schleicher Schleicher said. "We need to have a more
said. definitive program.that's used and that's
The use of personal cars for county busi- documented."
ness was another area of concern that the McHugh, in fact, recently put together a
conference raised for Schleicher and safety manual that's now handed to county
McHugh. Employees such as Schleicher reg- employees and that Schleicher described as
ularly use their personal vehicles for county simple, effective and easy to understand -
business without getting reimbursed for the the type of manual that employees would
mileage, and in the case of Schleicher at likely read.
least, without the knowledge of his insur- "That's a plus," Schleicher said of the
ance company. creation of the manual. "But we need to doc-
"The use of personal vehicles is some- ument that new employees are given the
thing that we just do," Schleicher said. manual and we need to develop a more com-
Should an individual get in an auto acci- prehensive safety training program."
dent in a personal vehicle while doing coun- He praised Road Department
ty business, however, "it could well make a Superintendent David Harvey for the chain-
lawyer's day", as one department head saw use training that he had recently pro-
expressed the sediment. It could also create vided for his employees. Road Department
problems for the insured with the insurance crews are often called upon to remove fallen
company. trees and other debris from roadways follow-
What to do? ing a storm.
"I don't know the answer," Schleicher Schleicher said the county should also be
said. "If I call my insurance company and offering employees driver safety training. He
tell them, I'm stuck with paying an extra suggested that the training be done in a
premium. I guess I ought to do it and get relaxed, amiable atmosphere that would be
reimbursed from the county for the extra. both conducive to learning and morale build-
But it's a dilemma. We either buy a fleet of ing. Maybe, he proposed, the county could
vehicles or the county reimburses us for the feature a movie one afternoon, provide pop-
extra cost. It's something to think about." corn and such for the employees, and hold
Another local deficiency that the confer- the training seminars during the intermis-
ence underscored was the lack of a system- sion.
atic and comprehensive safety training pro- "We also need standardization of the
gram, especially in light of the high number way that we report workman's compensa-
of workman compensation claims filed here. tion claims," Schleicher said.
Schleicher said the insurance company was He said the first step continued to be to
pleased with the alcohol and drug testing take care of the injured employee and
that the county has a certified lab do on ensured that the required alcohol and drug
every employee involved in an accident or testing was done.
injury. "But then you need to report it immedi-
"But they weren't that happy with what ately to the clerk's office," he added.

W ebsites Cont. From Page 1


screwed-up now. "
Building Inspector Wallace Bullock,
for his part, noted that he was receiving
"tons of requests for applications to be
available online." He would like such
information added to his department's
website, if order could ever be brought
to the issue, he said.
The problem is that the county does
not have a designated individual to
update the website information.


Extension Office Director Larry Halsey
has been doing it on a voluntary basis
for the county's general websites, but
the individual departments must update
their own websites as and when the
staffs can, in between their other duties.
It's not likely either that the depart-
ments, or the county for that matter,
will get a website designer/manager
anytime in the future, given the current
budgetary constraints.


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________, Loyalty Day Celebration,

*' Well Received


Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, May 28, 2008
Southern Music Rising representatives presenting checks are: front, left to right, Brenda Wil-
fong, $250 check for the Historical Association to Beulah Brinson; Chamber Director Mary Frances
Gramling accepts a check for $500 for the Watermelon Festival from Katrina Walton. Back, left to
right, Mike Lynch, presents a check for $250 for the Humane Society to President Caroline Car-
swell; Jack Carswell; and Opera House Director Jan Ricky accepts a check for $1,000 from Barry
Kelly.


Southern

Presei


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Several representatives
of Southern Music Rising


and rep
eral loc
on the n
Court
morning


Music Rising

its Checks
)resentatives of sev- of checks from Southern
:al groups, gathered Music Rising to the differ-
aorthern steps of the ent groups.
house Wednesday "The Southern Music
ig, for the presenting Rising festival was a fman-
cial success," said repre-
sentative Jack Carswell.
"Our goal going into prepa-
rations for the festival was
to share the revenues and
give back to the community
We would also like to thank
'E.N all who supported Southern
Music Rising and we hope
that next year's event will
be even bigger and better."
Representatives pre-
senting checks included
a lm s Brenda Wilfong giving a
Ci0 1 check for $250 for the His-
torical Association to Beu-
lah Brinson; Mike Lynch,
odu| Owho presented a check for
$250 for the Humane Soci-
ety to President Caroline
ticello Carswell; Barry Kelly, who
gave a check for $1,000 for
the Opera House to Direc-
tor Jan Ricky; and Katrina
Walton, who presented a
)3 86 check for $500 for the Wa-
termelon Festival to Cham-
ber Director Mary Frances
Gramling. Jack Carswell
was also on hand for the
presentations.


FRAN HUNT Madison. "Loyalty Day Flag, can be seen flying
Monticello News should be a vital component everywhere across the na-
Staff Writer of Americanism and a time tion to indicate a symbol of
The Veterans of For- to celebrate our Democratic unity; a symbol to remem-
eign Wars Post 251 and values." ber the men and women
Ladies Auxiliary conducted On May 1, 1930, 10,000 serving in our military and
an Americanism-Loyalty VFW members staged a to remember those who
Day Ceremony, Thursday, rally at New York's union died for our country
May 1, at Jefferson Nursing Square to promote patriot- "It is always respectful to
Center, which was well re- ism. Through a resolution display proper etiquette of
ceived by the flag,"
area veter- '. said Madi-
ans housed s o n
at the facil- .. After all,
ity This Old Glory
was the 50th has been
anniver- flying for
sary recog- | pomotre than
nation of 231 years
Loyalty Day and will be
Si x flying for
members Im a n y
from the N years in
Ladie s Aux- the fu-
iliary, in- t uIre."
c I1 ud d She
Joh n nie added that
Mae Broxie, a Photo Submitted other sym-
Pres ident Members of the VFW post 251 and Woman's Auxiliary, celebrated bolic enti-
Mary Madi- Loyalty Day May 1 at the Jefferson Nursing Center, providing veter- ties and
son, Sarah ans with gifts and a presentation. Those attending the ceremony in- events are
G r i f f i n, clouded, leftito right, Johnnie Mae Broxie, Auxiliary President Mary the Pledge
Chaplin Glo' Madison, Srah Griffin, Chaplin Gloria Cox-Jones, Comrade Nathaniel of Alle-
Gallon, and Trustee Lilla Mitdchell. Not pictured are Dorothy Benjamin
ria Cox- and Betty Conner. g dance ,
Jones the Na-
Trustee Lilla Mitchell, adopted in 1949, May 1 tional Anthem, the 121
Dorothy Benjamin, and evolved into Loyalty Day year-old "Miss Liberty"
Betty Conner, and Comrade Observation actually began statue, the Bald eagle, the
Nathaniel Gallon were on in 1950 on April 28 and cli- United States' celebrated
hand at the Center for the maxed May 1, when more national bird, Veterans
occasion, than five million people Day, Memorial Day, as well
Members presented across the nation held ral- as the flower of remem-
each resident veteran with lies. In New York City, brance, the VFW "Buddy
a red or blue gift bag which more than 100,000 people Poppy".
contained socks, T-shirt, alone, rallied for America. "As citizens, it is right
musical card, and Ameri- Madison said that in that we should take stock of
can Flag, and Madison pre- 1958 Congress enacted Pub- 'how we Whave evolvedg asd a
sented the Center with a lic Law Act 85-529 pro- nation of free people if-only
handmade wreath of red, claiming Loyalty Day as a by recognizing and cele-
white and blue flowers and permanent designation on rating the legacy of
ribbons, to display. The the nation's calendar. democracy passed on to us,"
ladies presented a synopsis "In the past years, said Madison. "The road
of Loyalty Day and it's there has been a resur- ahead will continue to be
meaning. gence of patriot pride," difficult, but by standing
Loyalty Day originally said Madison. "The natu- firm and united in our
began as Americanism Day ral survival, validity and quest in preserving democ-
in 1921, to counter the Com- intense enthusiasm of our racy, we will provide com-
munist Annual May 1 cele- Founding Fathers of this fort to those who has given
bration of the Russian great nation, confirms the and continue to give, so
Revolution. "Although the symbolic values upon much on out behalf. We
Communist threat has all which this nation was con- should let them know that
but disappeared thanks to ceived. America, the land America and we, the citi-
the many sacrifices of our of the free and where zens, stand loyal and close
men and women in uniform human dignity can be cher- behind them and wll for-
who have risked and con- ished above all else." ever be indebted to them for
tinue to risk so much." said "Old Glory, the US their service.


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ter will hold a Reclaim
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shop 10 a.m. Wednesday,
June 4 for $15.
Instructor for this
workshop is Karen Knox,
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of all the confusion about
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DAISY WILLIAMS ROGERS
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Daisy Williams Rogers, age 85, a Survivors include thr son Freddie Rogers
of Perry, passed away on Friday of Perry; her daughters Christine (Jr.)
2008 at her home. Tuten of Monticeljo, Cossette (Wilbur)
Rogers was born on October 28, Driggers and Ella Mae "Ellie" Grubbs both
fames Leon Williams and the for- of Perry and fosteridaughter Helen Rogers
Phillips in Madison County She of Perry Her grandchildren Include
d most of her adult life in Perry Phillip Rogers, Gernette Rogers, Leigh
a charter member of Lakeside Ann Grubbs, Karen Everett, Debra Arnold,
Church where she taught Sunday Gary Tuten, and foster grandson Kevin
vas a church training leader, and a Mathers. 9 great grandchildren and 2 great
he WMU. She was a member of the great grandchildren as well as a host of
ood Association where she served nieces and nephews also survive her.
lent. Mrs. Rogers retired from the Funeral services were held on Monday,
county School System from food June 2, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Joe P Burns Fu-
ifter 20 years of employment. She neral Home Chapel with Bro. Stephen Ruff
a well known seamstress in Perry and Brother David Stephens officiating.
local merchants. Mrs. Rogers was The viewing was held on Sunday from 7-9
ised by her husband of 65 years pm at the funeral home. Joe P. Burns Fu-
.d Rogers and a daughter-in-law neral Home was in charge of all arrange-
dysRogers. ments call 850-584-4149,


June 4
Monticello Kiwanis
Club meets every Wednes-
day at noon at the Jeffer-
son Country Club on
Boston Highway for lunch
and a meeting. Contact
President Rob Mazur at
907-5138 for club informa-
tion.
June 5
The monthly Commu-
nity Prayer Breakfast will
be held 7 to 8 a.m. Thurs-
day at St. Margaret
Catholic Church in the
Parrish Hall, for breakfast
and a meeting. Jim Crosby,
retired voice of Seminole
Baseball and community
lay leader, will present the
program. For more infor-
mation contact Coordina-
tor L. Gary Wright at
933-5567 or lgwright39(@em-
barqmail.com
June 5
Monticello Main Street
meets at noon on the first
Thursday of the month at
the Monticello/Jefferson
County Chamber of Com-
merce. This is a "brown
bag" lunch meeting. Con-
tact the Chamber at 997-
5552 for date changes and'
more information.
June 5
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at
Christ Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129, 997-1955.
June 5
Girl Scout leaders and
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m.
on the, first, Thursday ,of
every month, at the Eagle's


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Nest on South Water
Street, for a general meet-
ing. Contact Diane Potter
for more information at
386-2131.
June 5 and 6 and 7
Wag the Dog Thrift &
Treasure Shop opened 1 6
p.m., Thursday and Friday,
10 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday at
315 North Jefferson Street.
Proceeds to benefit the Jef-
ferson County Humane So-
ciety, 997-4540.
June 6
Ashville Area Volun-
teer Fire Department
meets 6:30 p.m. on the first
Friday of each month, at
the fire station. Contact
Fire Chief John Staffieri at
997-6807 for more details.
June 6
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
information.
June 7
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.
June 7 8
The 38th Gallon-Hank-
ins Family Reunion will be
held Saturday and Sunday
beginning with a picnic so-
cial 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New
Bethel AME Church on
Ashville Highway A dedi-
cation services in honor of
Fred Gallon is scheduled
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for 4 p.m. A time for dining
and socializing will be had
directly after the 11 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service.
June 9
Masonic Lodge #5
meets 7:30 p.m. on the sec-
ond Monday at the Hiram
Masonic Lodge, 235 Olive
Street in Monticello. Con-
tact Roy Faglie at 933-2938:
for more information.
June 9
AA Women's Meetings
are held 6:45 p.m. Monday; i
AA and Al-Anon meetings
are held 8 p.m. Christ Epis-1
copal Church Annex, 425
North Cherry Street. For j
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
June 9
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday,
at the Eagles Nest on South;
Water Street. For informa-,
tion contact Scout Leader-
Paul Wittig at 997-1727 or
997-3169.
June 10
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 10
American Legion Post
49 and Ladies Auxiliary
will meet 7 p.m. on the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month
for dinner and a business
meeting at the Otto Walker
Post on South Water Street.
Contact President Ron Slik
at 997-8103 for more infor-
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38th Annual Gallon/Hankins


Reunion, June


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The 38th annual Gallon-
Hankins Family Reunion
will be held Saturday June 7
and Sunday June 8.
Saturday, the family will
come together at the New
Bethel AME Church
grounds on Ashville High-
way and host events for all
ages. There will be a picnic,
games, and socializing from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and at 4
p.m., there will be a dedica-
tion service in honor of
Fred Gallon.
Sunday, the group will
return to New Bethel AME
for the traditional church
service, after which they
will enjoy a dinner and so-
cializing.
During the worship pro-
gram, LaJuan Gallon
Williams of Tallahassee,
will preside. The doxology is
"Praise God From Whom all
Blessings Flow", and "Amaz-
ing Grace" is the hymn.
Rev. Joyce Gallon An-
derson of Daytona Beach,
FL will offer the prayer, and
the Gallon-Hankins Choir
will perform a selection.
Rev. Denise Banks of
Boston, GA, will read the
Scripture, and Shirley
Shields of Tallahassee will
welcome the group.
Essie Norton of Monti-
cello will make announce-
ments, and Mayor Gerrold
Austin will give greetings.
The Gallon-Hankins Choir
will then perform a second
selection.
Willie Thomas of Monti-
cello, Betty Russell of Mon-
ticello, Ricky Hill of
Orlando, and Deidre
Thomas of Madison will col-
lect the offering, and there
will be an opportunity for
members of the group to
make any presentations.
Barbara Seabrooks
Monticello will make.recog-
nition of the special guests,


7,8


and the Gallon-Hankins
Choir will perform a third
selection.
Dr. James M. Proctor of
Jacksonville will serve as
speaker for the event, and
Rev. David Williams, Pastor
of Philadelphia AME
Church will give the call to
discipleship.
Rev Willie Edd Brown,
Pastor of New Bethel AME
Church, will make remarks
and Dr. Proctor will close
with the grace and benedic-
tion.
Special guests for the
program are: Steve Walker,
National VFW Deputy Chief
of Staff John Nelson,
County Commissioner Felix
"Skeet" Joyner, Property
Appraiser David Ward,
County Judge Bobby
Plaines, CP Miller, Owner of
the Branch Street Funeral
Home Willie Sloan, Kathi
Sloan-Hansberry, Tax Col-
lector Lois Hunter, R.
Michael Sims, president of
FMB, Doris Tillman, and
Mortician/Owner/Funeral
Director Al Hall.
Also, School Board
Member Shirley Washing-
ton, Mayor Gerrold Austin,
Sheriff David Hobbs,
Greenville Mayor Elesia
Prittchett, Clerk of Court
Kirk Reams, County Com-
missioner Eugene Hall, City
Councilwoman Idella Scott,
City Councilman John
Jones, and City Council-
woman Linda Butler.
The Gallon and Hankins
families would like to ex-
press sincere gratitude and
appreciation to Rev; Willie
Brown, officers and mem-
bers of New Bethel AME
Church for the use of their
facilities. They would also
like to thank the many
friends, all of the partici-
pants and other persons for
the use of materials and
supplies, which contributed
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cently at DJ's Bar-
ber Shop on
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son Street in
He is the son
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and the
grandson of
Pat and Art
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years old.


Commissioner To Hold


Public Hearing In Dist. 2


District 2 County
Commissioner Eugene
Hall will hold a public
hearing in the Lake Road
area on Thursday evening
to get residents' input on
issues of concern and to
share information with
them.
The meeting is sched-
uled for 7 p.m. Thursday,
June 5, at Pastor Jimmie
Dickey's Union Branch
AME Church on Lake


Road. Hall said he will be
introducing County Coor-
dinator Roy Schleicher
and Fire Rescue Chief
Jim Billberry, as well as
the Sheriff's deputy that
patrols the area.
He said citizens are
welcomed to ask ques-
tions or raise issues of
concern to them.
"Whatever issues that
they want to talk about,"
Hall said.


Democratic Memorial Dinner And Fundraiser


The Jefferson County
Democrats came together
May 22 for a memorial din-
ner honoring the many con-
tributions of Beverly Sloan,
deceased, and respected,
longtime educator, School
Board member and Demo-,
cratic Committee member.
Phil Barker, Jefferson
County School Superin-
tendent, paid tribute in a
moving remembrance of
the many ways Sloan
worked toward improving
educational opportunities
for children.
He spoke of her love for
education and for the com-
munity.
As a, School Board
member, she thoroughly
studied and weighed issues
and proposed solutions that
were. fair and the right
thing to do.
Eleanor.:Hawkins on be-
half of the Jefferson Demo-
cratic Party then presented
Sloan's family with a com-
memorative plaque and
lovely plant.


Ron Cichon, Jefferson
Democratic Executive Com-
mittee At Large Member,
introduced special guests,
including Curtis- Richard-
son, State Representative,
who presented a check for
$1,000 to the local Demo-
cratic Party to help in as-
sisting Democratic
candidates. -
Cichon then coordi-
nated an opportunity for
each candidate in atten-
dance to briefly address the
audience.
Those candidates and
the offices for which they
are running were: Jay Mc-
Govern, US Representative
District 4; Michelle Re-
hwinkel-Vasalinda, State
Representative District 9;
Julie Conley, State Repre-
sentative District 10; Suzan
Franks, State Senate Dis-
trict 3; Kirk Reams, Clerk,
of Circuit Court; Angela
Gray and David Ward,
Property Appraiser; David
Hobbs, Sheriff; Phil Barker
and Bill Brumfield, Super-


intendent of Schools; Caro-
line Carswell and Lois
Hunter,' Tax Collector; La-
Clarence Mays and Edward
Vollertsen, School Board
District 1; Gerrold Austin,
George Evans and Sandra
Saunders, School Board
District 2; Nancy Benjamin
and Franklin Hightower,
School Board District 4; and
County Commission candi-
dates Franklin Brooks
and Vins Harrell, District 1;
Hines Boyd, C.P Miller and
Ann Reddick, District 3;
Eddie Lee Harley' and
Danny Monroe, District 5.
Julie Conley, Precinct 2
Committeewoman, intro-
duced the keynote speaker,
Andrew Gillum, City of
Tallahassee Commissioner
Seat 2.
Recognized as an
emerging leader by many
state and national organi-
zations, Gillum in 2002 or-
ganized the largest
get-out-the-vote campaign
in Florida's history
Gillum, while still a po-
litical science student at
Florida A&M University in
2003, became the youngest
person to be elected to the


Tallahassee City Commis-
sion that subsequently
elected him as its Mayor
Pro Tem.
Gillum gave an inspir-
ing talk with the clear mes-
sage that education,
perseverance, courage and
determination matter
greatly, not just in bettering
the lives of individuals but
in moving toward a better
future for our country
He encouraged full par-
ticipation in the election
process and especially
urged voting in the primary
election (early voting be-
gins August 11; primary
election is August 26) and
the general election (No-
vember 4.)
Throughout the
evening, guests were of-
fered delicious treats, fea-
turing a-variety of hot and
cold ,..,,appetizers, mixed
green salad, grilled sirloin
tip roast, fresh green beans
and peas, smashed pota-
toes, and a tempting assort-
ment of dessert bites, The
food enjoyed by the crowd
was catered by Carrie Ann
& Co. and served by Demo-
cratic Party volunteers.


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The varsity Lady Warriors
softball team wrapped up the
season 16-6 after splitting the
final two games.
Aucilla walloped First
Coast Christian, April 22, 17-1,
to take the victory in the Re-
gional quarterfinals. Lady
Warriors collected 13 hits and
committed one error.
On the mound, Taryn
Copeland was named the win-
ning pitcher. She gave up two
hits, one walk and struck out
eight batters. Ashley Schofill
gave up one walk, no hits and
struck out three.
At the plate, Olivia


Express


Lake Cit;

FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Sunshine Express
downed Lake City in soft-
ball action, 21-10, June 1.
Joe Andrews went four
for four with three RBI;
Wallace Jones, four for
four with two RBI; and D.
Vangates, four for four
with a homerun and three
RBI.
Nick Russell, three for


16-6


Sorensen went two for three
with two RBI; Lindsey Day tWo
for three with two RBIs; Nicole'
Mathis, two for two with one
RBI; and Michaela Roccanti,'
two for three.
-. The Lady Warriors were,
clobbered by Eaglesview, 14-1,
April25.
Copeland pitched two and
a half innings, giving up seven -,
hits, two walks, and striking
out one; Schofil, three and a
half innings, giving up five
hits, five walks, and striking
out none.
At the plate, Chelsey Kin-
sey went two for two with one
RBI; Sorensen, two for three;
and Mallory Plaines, one for
three.


Downs


y, 21-10

four with three RBI;
Kelvin Jones, two for four,
three RBI; Warren Allen,
two for four, four RBI; Nod
Thompson went two for
four with two RBI; and
Mario Thompson, two for
four.
Frankie Steen went
three for four with four
RBI; and Eldred Jennings
went one for four. The
Sunshine Express now
stand 7-5 on the season.


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Should Rising Oil Prices Affect
Your Investment Strategies?
Provided by Robert J. Davison
Every time you fill up your gas tank, you are painfully
aware that oil prices are high really high. And rising oil
prices can affect the cost of many other goods and serv-
ices, from food to airline tickets. So, as a consumer, you
know the impact of an increase in the cost of oil but
how about as an investor? Should rising oil prices change
the way, you invest?
Before we look at this question, let's quickly review why
oil prices have gone up so far and so fast. First, the price of
oil is reflecting the law of supply and demand; the world's
oil supply has stayed relatively tight recently, while de-
mand has continued to rise. Second, oil is a commodity
priced in dollars, so if the dollar falls in value as has
been the case lately then the price of oil will rise.
Will these two factors continue to drive up the price of
oil? It's hard to predict. However, as an investor, you do
want to know how the current state of affairs that is, ele-
vated oil prices will affect your investments. Specifically,
in this environment, what market sectors will be influ-
enced.? And how?
Not surprisingly, the stocks of some energy companies tend
to do well when oil prices are high. At the same time, the
automobile and airline industries, and some elements of
the retail sector, may be negatively affected.
Does this mean you should make some drastic changes to
your investments? Not if you follow a strategy of buying
and holding a diversified array of quality investments.
(Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, can-
not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declin-
ing market.) However, you may want to make s6me
adjustments. For example, if the increased value of your
energy stocks has caused your portfolio to become "over-
weighted" with these stocks, which .can be volatile, you
may want to consider some type of "rebalancing."
But rather than focus on how rising oil prices can affect
individual market sectors, try to look at the "bigger pic-
ture." As we mentioned earlier, rising oil prices can lead to
higher overall inflation and, over the long term, inflation
is a much more serious threat to your portfolio's health
than a short-term spike in oil prices. Consider this: If in-
flation rises three percent a year which has been the av-
erage increase over the past eight decades then
everything yoi buy today could cost twice as.much in 24
years.
To protect yourself from the ravages of inflation, you need
to own investments that offer the potential for rising in-
come, such as quality, dividend-paying stocks. By doing
some research, you can find stocks that have paid and in-
creased dividends for 20 or 25 straight years. (Be aware,
though, that stocks are not obligated to pay dividends and
can cut or discontinue them at any time.)
By making timely adjustments in response to events such
as oil price "shocks" and by following a long-term strategy
of owning an appropriate array of quality investments, you
can continue working toward your financial goals now
and in the future.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Monticello News 9A


SCHOOL


MCA Principal's Honor Roll


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
On the Monticello
Christian Academy Prin-
cipal's "A" Honor Roll for
2008 year end are:
Jamerius Anderson,
Noah Buxon, Jamarrion
Coasey, Malyce Collins,
Wyatt Lamont, Nate


Matthews, Nick
Matthews, Jared McDon-
ald, Brandon McGinnis,
Greg Meeks, Heidi Mims,
Ben Morrow, Christina
Morrow, Sadie Sauls,
Haddy St. Clair, Court-
ney Vowell, Gary Weaver,
and Austin Wilford.
On the Principal's
"B" Honor Roll are:


Jared Bailey, Schuylar
Evans, Chip Gallon,
Tatyona Garvin,
Thurston Hutchinson,
Delmar Jackson, Chris
Jordan, Autumn Lamb,
Mallory Mims, Ethan
Morrow, Philip Payne,
Jeremy Shiver, Nathan
Shiver, and Kristeen
Smith.


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The Jefferson County Recycling Programraccepts
the following items for recvclina:.


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

All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food cans, etc.
Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans etc.

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

All Cardboard Products grocery bag, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.

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

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

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

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)

Batteries

*White Goods (which consist of) Refrigerators, freezers, washing
machines, dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle
Center)

Used Oil & Oil Filters

Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool chemicals,
paint, paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers clearly marked to
identify contents)

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

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

The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up fo4 city residents
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
information on other items for disposal in the City, please call
Steve Wingate at 342-0154.

Please visit the Jefferson County web page
http://www.cojefferson.fl.us/SolidWa'ste.html for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.


MCA Awiard

DEBBIE SNAPP
Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
Monticello Christian
Academy held its Award
Ceremony on Monday, May
19 with a full house of fam-
ily and friends, in atten-
dance.
Not only did students
receive sports, academic,
and character awards, but
this year MCA recognized
every student in a special
way.
MCA's curriculum in-
tegrates Biblical princi-
pals with clearly
identifiable Biblical goals.
The curriculum covers the
60 character traits seen in
Jesus Christ, who is the
world's foremost example
of how we should live.
Each MCA teacher
picked a character tra it
that they have ob-
served in each of
their students.
Each student
was given a
Character Trait
Award, which
consisted of a
certificate
along with a
medal.
"I can't be-
lieve this
school year is
over and al-
ready we are
busily prepar-
ing for next
year," exclaims
trator Brenda
Bailey
"What a great
year it has been. I am
looking forward to the
upcoming school year
and am very excited to see
what God has in store for
MCA."
MCA is now enrolling
students in K4 12th grade
for the 2008-2009 school
year. To secure enrollment
register early.
MCA also honors the
John McKay Scholarship
for Disabilities and the
Children's First Scholar-
ship.
For more information
or questions contact the
school office at 997-6048.
The following were rec-
ognized and thanked for
their help with different
events throughout the
year.
Badcock & More Home
Furnishing Center, Sarah
Baker, Paul Bailey, Bill
Brumfield, Judy and Dale
Cleckner, Frances Collins,
Gail and Rick Colson, Pas-
tor Tim Hildreth, Sharon
Hutchinson, Edee John-
son, Chris Jordan, Au-
tumn Lamb, Donna and
Bill Lamont, Hill Top
Restaurant, Chuck Mims,
Heidi Mims, Jeff Mims,
Mallory Mims, Marty


; Ceremony

Mims, Monticello Florist &
Gifts, Philip Payne, Pickels
& Lynch, Jack Pitts, Kris-
teen Smith, Teresa and
Scott St. Clair, Monticello
Pizza Kitchen, Lisa Stin-
son, Tovya Vargas, and the
local Winn Dixie store.
MCA Sports Awards in
Basketball: Most Valuable
Player, Chip Gallon; Most
Improved Player, Jared
Bailey; Sportsmanship
Award, Nathan Shiver.
MCA Sports Awards in
Volleyball: Most Valuable
Player, Schuylar Evans;
Sportsmanship Award, Au-
tumn Lamb.
The following busi-
nesses and residents were
recog-


nized
and thanked for their mon-
etary donations to the Bas-
ketball Team. Making it
possible for the team to
purchase their much-
needed uniforms.
Carrie Ann & Co., Cur-
tis Morgan's Garage,
Merry Ann and David
Frisby, Jefferson Farmers
Market, Shereka Ransom,
Pamela and 'Frank
Springer, Steve Walker Re-
alty, and Tommy Surles In-
surance Agency
A Perfect Attendance
Award was given to Javon-
t'e Godfrey.
The 75+ Award, for
outstanding achievement
in completing 11/4 years
worth of work in one
year, went to Jamarrion
Coasey, Schuylar Evans,
Heidi Miriis, Ethan Mor-
row, and Jeremy Shiver.
The 90+ Award, for
outstanding achievement
in completing 11/2 years
worth of work in one
year, went to Chris Jor-
dan and Courtney Vowell.


eld May 19

Students earning the
Christian Character
Award are chosen by the
principal and given to
just one student from
each class who has mod-
eled Christ-like character
and spiritual leadership.
This award was given to
Malyce Collins, Autumn
Lamb, Jeremy Shiver, and
Nathan Shiver.
Special' Recognition
Awards: Jared Bailey,
Mallory Mims, Philip
.Payne, and Nathan
Shiver.
The Valued Character
Award: Malyce Collins,
Christina Morrow, Ethan
Morrow, and Courtney
Vowell.
The Soaring Eagle
Award is awarded by the
principal and is only
given to a second
year or more MCA
student who has
shown marked
improvement
from one year
to the next.
Second grade
student Nate
Matthews
earned this
award.
Highest
Math Aver-
age: Logan
McGinnis,
Heidi Mims,
Jeremy
Shiver, and
Courtney
I, Vowell .
Highest:
English Aver-
age: Nick
Matthews, Heidi
Mims, Philip Payne,
and Courtney Vowell.
Highest History Aver-
age: Heidi Mims, Ethan
Morrow, Sadie Sauls, and
Nathan Shiver.
Highest Science Aver-
age: Chris Jordan, Heidi
Mims, Sadie Sauls, and
Courtney Vowell.
Word Building Aver-'
age: Nick Matthews, Greg
Meeks, and Nathan
Shiver.
Highest Overall Aver-
age: Nick Matthews,
Heidi Mims, Ethan Mor-
row, Sadie Sauls, and
Courtney Vowell.
Appreciation Awards
went to Shane McGinnis
for his outstanding tech-
nical assistance to MCA;
Sarah Baker was recog-
nized for her fundraising
efforts; Debra Mims was
recognized for her out-
standing commitment to
MCA as was Dale Cleck-
ner; Edee Johnson was
given the Volunteer of the
Year Award; and Carol
Lewis was given the
Teacher of the Year
Award.


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Wednesday, June 4, 2008


10 Ways To Celebrate National Fishing Week


With National Fishing
and Boating Week upon us
June 1 8, here's a list from
BoatU.S. of ten ways to cel-
ebrate the week and in-
spire families and friends
to head out for some fun
fishing and safe boating:

1.Get "Hooked" Online:
Need a little help finding
fish? Do you want to at-
tend a nearby tournament
or go charter fishing? Lo-
calized fishing reports,
charter and tournament
information can all be
fouhd at http://www.Boa-
tUS.com/angler

2. Take a friend who has
never been boating out
for the afternoon: After
you get back to the dock,
send your friends to
http://www.discoverboat-
ing.com or http://www.dis-
coversailing.com where
they can get a free DVD to
get them started in power-
boating or sailing. You can
also find a "Spousal Con-
version Kit" at discover-
boating.com that offers a
step-by-step, seven-day
plan with video testimoni-
als that could help con-
vince your husband or
wife that boating is for
your family.


3.Go fishing for free: In
honor of this special week,
many states offer one or
more days where you won't
need a license to go fish-
ing. Go to
http://www.takemefish-
ing.org/assets/down-
loads/freefishingdays.pdf
for a list of dates.

4. Brush up on your fish-
ing skills: From learning
about fishing tactics,
equipment and safety, to
advice and stories from
pro anglers,
http://www.BoatUSAn-
gler.com has all the right
info to keep beginners or
experienced anglers at
their peak. Click on "An-
gler How-To's."

5.Go window shopping:
Dream big and sign up for
your free online copy of
weekly boat classified at
http://www.boatus.com/cl
assifiedads There are four
separate weekly emails'
each for powerboats, trail-
erable boats, fishing boats
and sailboats..

6.Take the "Anglers'
Legacy" Pledge: The
Pledge is all about ensur-
ing the growth of recre-
ational fishing and
boating. Visit Anglers'


Legacy on
http://www.tak'emefish-
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glers-legacy/home for
more information.

7.Make a fishing trip
memorable for a child:
Take a photo of your
child's catch and send it to
the BoatU.S. Angler Catch
of the Month Photo Con-
test at http://www.BoatU-
SAngler.com/catch_ofthe_
month contest.asp Photos
will be displayed on the as-
sociation's Web site,
http://www.BoatUSAn-
gler.com and will also be
entered into a monthly
prize drawing.

8.Borrow a kid's life
jacket for free: If you're
not used to having kids
aboard you may not have
the right size life jacket.
But the BoatU.S. Founda-
tion's free Kids Life Jacket
Loaner program offers free
child and youth life jackets
for the day, afternoon or
weekend at over 350 water-
front sites across the US.
Go to http://www.Boa-
tUS.com/foundation/LJLP
for locations.

9.Teach your kids about
catch and release fishing
and how to measure a


fish: Go to
http://www.BoatUSAn-
gler.com/fishing_basics.as
p to show your kids how to
safely return fish to the
water and grow healthy
fishing stocks by practic-
ing catch and release.

10.Attend one of hun-
dreds of fishing, boating
or aquatic stewardship
events: Many events hap-
pen throughout the year
and provide opportunities
for families and friends to
share quality time to-
gether while learning
about two of our nation's
favorite pastimes recre-
ational boating and fish-
ing. To find one near you,
go to http://www.takeme-
f i s h -
ing.org/community/progr
ams-and-events/events-
home BoatU.S. Angler is a
membership program
from the nation's largest
association of recreational
boaters whose mission is
to protect the interests of
boat-owning freshwater
anglers, increase boating
safety, provide consumer
assistance and ensure fish-
ing remains worry-free.
For more information, go
to http://www.BoatUSAn-
glC comrn or call (866), 90.-
0013.


Steinhatchee

Boat Works


CHARLES VAUGHN
President

phone: 352.498.551 9
fax: 352.498.2628
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Ten Common Fishing Terms


Explained


*Catch and Release A con-
servation motion that hap-
pens most often right before
the local Fish and Game offi-
cer pulls over a boat that has
caught over it's limit.
*Hook (1) A curved piece of
metal used to catch fish. (2) A
clever advertisement to en-
tice a fisherman to spend his


live savings on a new rod and
reel. (3) The punch adminis-
tered by said fisherman's
wife after he spends their life
savings (see also, Right Hook,
Left Hook).
.*Line Suiilliini- you give
your co-workers when they,
ask on Monday how your
fishing went the past week-


end.
*Lure An object that is
semi-enticing to fish, but will
drive an angler into such a
frenzy that he will charge his
credit card to the limit before
exiting the tackle shop.
*Reel A xv.-.ii:.;jil object
that causes a rod to sink
quickly wIhen (I'lli ''l ov1or-


board.
*Rod An. attractively,
painted length of fiberglass
that keeps an angler from
ever getting too close to a fish.
*School A grouping in
which fish are taught to avoid
,, 111 :1 '. : i lures and hold out
for spain instead.
,I'ackllh What, your last


catch did to you as you reeled
him in, but just before he
wrestled free and jumped
back overboard.
*Tackle Box A box shaped
alarmingly like your compre-
hensive first aid kit. Only a
tackle box iitanin.s m.mv
sharp objects, so that when
you reach in thel wrong box


blindly to get a Wand Aid, YOU~
,soofl fimid thait you IltW'd Ulor
thanl one..
*'ot- (1) Tilt', muom tt o'
mtenth a Fish ing I otill) ffimi
an amIum1e whdoii t11011 ing 1,41

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Monticello News 11A


Monticello Christian Academy is accepting applications for teachers.
Degree not required. Inquire by calling 850-997-6048
5/28.30.6/4,6, c.
URGENT-Need Caregiver With Experience
8 miles west of Monticello near HWY. 90 Call 224-4131, leave message
6/4,6,11,13,pd.


The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region, a non-profit-
organization, seeks to compliment its staff with the following professional
position: Family Support Specialist
se This position will be responsible for providing child care resource & refer-
ral services, interviewing customers to determine child aod family needs,
5/21,tfn,c. determining eligibility for school readiness tuition assistance, maintaining
customer database, educating parent about services and community re-
sources, responsible for placing customers on the unified wait list using a
web-based system and maintaining the wait list for accuracy.
Job requires strong organizational and customer service skills, attention to
only 50K, detail, and the ability to work in a changing environment.
tower, very Travel will be required.
)0 cash, Mail resumes and salary requirements (including position title) to:
Early Learning Coalition 325 John Knox Road Building L Suite 201
5/n8 f. ,c Tallahassee, FL32303Attn: Human Resources


JI.L Lill, C,
1990 Ford F-350, Flat Bed, dual
wheel, lift gate, good condition.
$4,500, obo. 997-1582.
5/14, tfn, nc.


FOR SALE
2003 KIA- SORENTO
850-508-3391
Excellent Condition!
1 Owner, $10,000
70,500 miles: V6 3.5 Liter:
Automatic Transmission; 2WD
Air Conditioning Power Seat
Power Steering Roof Rack
Power Windows Alloy Wheels
Power Door Locks/keyless entry
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
Wheel
4 Wheel Traction Lock
(for rain or snow)


1998 Toyota T-100. 4wd, be
& tires in good shape. May
at Jimmy's Auto on East Wa
Street. Call 997-3862.
6/4,6,1

Wow! 90 miles per gal.
50 cc scooter great for arou
& shop commutes. New $95
850-242-9342


5/23,tfn,c.




GOATS r $50. each
997-0901 Leave message
3/14,tfn,nc
Table/floor lamps-2, dark pine w/
beige shades, $25 each.


Electric home meat grin
like new, asking $100.
251- 1641.

Oakfield Cemetery


6 Lots For Sale
12x20 upfront
Earl Pamell 997-1557
6/4 thru 6/27,pd.
2007 Troybuilt Tiller, 6.75 Hp
Rear-Wheel tine- counter rotating.
Used less than 2 hrs! pd $850, will
sell for less.
Troybuilt Lawn Mower. 21" cut 6.75
hp front drive, self-propelled
3-in-1, discharges, mulches, bags
$300 cash or best offer.
7 Hp Kohler gas engine
Auto Compression Release
Ball Bearings, Internal Governor,
Horizontal Shaft. $75.00
850-997-4537.
6/4,6,c.

Fresh Chicken Eggs, $2 per dozen.
Call 997-2344
5/30,tfn, nc.
Squash-1276 Clark Rd.
Louie Mills. 997-2106.
6/4,6;c.
RV Coachman .Good for 1 or 2 peo-
ple. Asking $4,000 o.b.o. in Lloyd
Acres. Call 850-322-7928
6/4,6,pd.

King sized mattress, very clean $50.
251-1641.
6/4,tfn,nc.


Newspapers

For Sale


Clean 25 lb Bundles

only $2 each

997-3568


5/30,tfn,c'.


Experienced Car Audio/Video salesperson needed. Sales experience on
ebay very desirable. Good compensation. Call.(850)205-2255 immediately.

Experienced Car Audio/Video installer needed. Sales experience desirable
and a plus. Good compensation. Call (850)205-2255 immediately.
5/30,6/4,c.


JACKSON'S DRUG STORE -
Have you been taken off your hor-
mone replacement? See our new
menopausal products. 997-3553
5/12,tfn,c

BACKHOE SERVICE:
Driveways, roads, ditches, tree and
shrub removal, burn piles. Contact
Gary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-
3458. 7/4tfi,c
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rtn, nc. STUMP GRINDING
)y- 509-8530 Quick Responses.
odyseen 6/22, tfr,c
' be seen ....... ... .
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TRACTOR WORK
1,13,pd. ROTARY FLAIL- BUSH
HOGGING Starting at
nd town $37.50/Hr.
50.town All Types of Tractor Work.
850-567-6715


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Moving/Garage Sale
Sat.,8am-2pm at 292 Still Rd.
(1st dirt road on right,past JCKC,lst
house on right). Furniture, small
kitchen appliances, & kitchen items,
clothes, etc.
6/4,6,pd.


ader- Group Yard Sale
Sat.,8am-lpm at 509 Waukeenah
4/18,tfn, nc Hwy. Horse tack, plants, books, fur-
4/18,tfn, nc. niture, household items, misc.
6/4,6,nc.


HORSEBACK RIDING
LESSONS & HORSE
BOARDING
Call for more information
4 850-585-1781
2/20,tfn
-Tractor Work-
Bush Hogging
Finish Mowing
Lite Loader and Grapple Work
Tilling and MORE
$40.00/Hr
Call B & L Farms at
342-9911
6/4,tfn,c.
Cleaning Service
Christian Lady will help with your
spring-summer cleaning, dusting,
vacuum, Laundry, Etc. Please Call
997-7100
5/28 tfn, c.

I BUILD SHEDS, DECKS
Exterior Carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
Sheds as low as $650.00
11/7,tfn,c




Interested in having your own
business? Full or part time,
your choice. Call me 850-544-
1433. LETS TALK!
*5/30,6/4,6,pd.



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When A Marriage Ends In Divorce...
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE RING?
We're here to help you move on! We will pay top prices for the
'. /a jewelry you don't want-, wedding rings, a pair of earrings, a
-- pendant, a watch or a tennis bracelet. Those items no longer
S ,, a Ive senlimental value, but they do have cash value and prices
haove never been higher.

I .. ,I limnd Bank Building 184176 Kearick Avenue* Suite 202


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2400 sq. ft. Home Owner Finance
$10,500 per acre O.B.O.
Call 352-207-3008
5/2,7,9.14,16,21,23,28,30,6/4,6.
pd.


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call 284-7685.





1996 Grand Marques
recent tires, leather, all p
good condition. $3500.0
call 850-251-3894


PRIME Downtown OFFICE Space -
Cherry Street Commons.'
750 Sq. Ft. $540. Month.
500 Sq. Ft. $460. Month.
Call Katrina Walton/Coldwell Banker/
Kelly and Kelly Properties at 510-9512
8/31,ffn,c
3- Park Models, fully furnished w/
electricity.
2- Mobile Homes 850-997-1638
No calls before 9 am or after 9 pm

5/21,23,28,30,6/4,6,11,13,pd.
Mobile Home
14' wide, 2BR/1-1/2 BA, Large
storage building, pond on property,
off Aucilla/ Drifton Hwy. North
Florida Property Management
$500. Mth. Call 850-421-3911
5/28.30, 6/4,6,pd.

Looking for someone to share
1700 sq. ft. home on one-acre near
HWY 59 and 27 in Wacissa. $400
month and share utilities.
443-0089
5/30,6/4,6, pd.

Apartments: lbr/lbth, $525
mth.Realtor Tim Peary, 997-4340
6/4,6,11,13,18,20,25,27,c.







850-997-4340
www.TimPeary.com
Selling Real Estate Since 1972
Experience can help!

Noble Subdivision 3br/2ba Mobile
Home in excellent shape, carport, big
enclosed shop, carport. $89,900
OneAcre Clark Rd $25,000
Ship Home /r on ac Si 20.ooc.
Spacious near US 27 3/2 hm, pool, 2
outbuildings 2.5 ac $325,000
InT'Iwn easure 2 bedroom i bath
xautui floord s 9,9'
ThompsonValleyRd 2/2 home.7.33
ac mostly cleared $95,000
Great Location 3/2 home 1.56 ac, big
ba.n.gr en hscw $16is.'xO
Murmuring Creek 5. acres, septic
tank $69,500
The Budd House 4/2 high ceilings/
great porches. $S,'.:,o
Priced to Sell! 5 hillside acres in
Aucilla Shores $50,000
MixedUse Poperty 12 acres 4
houses/ac allowed- $36,5oo00/ac
Ver Pretty5 lovely acres on paved
roa $5,5oo per acre
HirseFarm z9 acres DW-w/
fireplace, stables, $329,ooo000
Deal! 4/3,5 ac/fenced/2car garage/
pool/guest hse, shop pasture/ioo
pecans $S365,ooo
Prime Commercial Promperty near
Pizza Hit 6 i scs S65.o-,uc.
Waukeena Highway 27.99 ac
pasture, fenced, pond $545,000
Government Farms Road t. -t
Prem,ai acrs %%! painted pines. big
oaks, high, S2....>:.co-
Timberland 156 ac some pines divide
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SRWMD GOVERNING BOARD MEETING4,11/08,c.



On Tuesday, June 10 ,2008, the Suwannee River Management District's
!Governing Board will meet. at 9:00 am at the Live Oak City Hall, 90 East,
Live Oak, Florida.The meeting is to consider District business and conduct
public hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. Following the
Board Meeting, the Governing Board will attend a Workshop at the Dis-
trict Headquarters.
All meetings,workshops, and hearings are open to the public.
6/4/08,c.
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If you, a deceased spouse or parent currently suffer or suffered from any of
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On June 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. the City of Monticello Local Planning
agencyy will conduct public hearings on the following:

Consideration of Application for Preliminary Plat for Monticello
Pines, Phase I Located North of Coopers Pond Road and West of U.S. 19
South

' Continuation of Public Hearing on Application for Preliminary Plat
Ior Pecan Hills, Phase II located South of Chase Drive and East of S. Wau-
Ieenah Street

The hearings will take place at City Hall, 245 S. Mulberry Street. The
completee file and plat materials are available for review at City Hall dur-
1ng regular business hours.
6/6/08,c.

NO rICE OF MEETING OF CITN OF MONTICELLO
HISTORIC DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

The City of Monticello Historic Design Review Board will meet on
Wednesday, June 11" at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 245 S. Mulberry Street.
^ 6/4/08,c.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 08-24-PR

IN RE: ESTATE OF
N I TCHELL FREDERICK SANDER,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MITCHELL FREDERICK
\ NDER, deceased, whose date of death was April 1.2008. is pending in
the Circuit Court for Jefferson County, Florida, Probate Division under
probate file # 08-24-PR, the address of which is lCourthouse Circle,
Monticello, Florida 32344. The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court.WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice is June 4, 2008.


Attorney for Personal Representative
Paula M. Sparkman, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 247
Monticello, Florida 32345.
(850) 997-3503
FL BAR ID #0135925


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12A Monticello News


Wednesday June 4,2008


Sheriff's K-9 Team Close Knit


FRAN HUNT
Monticello Neta's
Staff' Writer
The Jefferson County Sher-
iff's Office K-9 team of Deputy
Kevin Tharpe and Frodo are
close knit, and dedicated to the
job, and the people they serve in
the community
Working as a team, they are
inseparable and remain on call
24 hours a day, seven days a
week. Tharpe describes Frodo
as a remarkable animal. "He's
extremely intelligent. You show
him something once, and he
knows it from that time for-
ward," said Tharpe. "He's a
dog, but he's not a dog. He's
more like a four-legged human
being."
For the past year, they have
served together as a team,
Tharpe served for five years
with JCSO, and Frodo served
for three and a half years.
As a legal deputy Frodo
rides in the back of Tharpe's
cruiser, with his name written
on the back window and he also
wears a Sheriff's Department
star-shaped badge on his collar,
with his name on his collar and
badge.
Tharpe also served in the


Department of Correc- .<.
tions for ten years as part ..
of his law enforcement-
experience, in SWAT, and
drug introduction.
Describing Frodo's
background, he relates:
Frodo is a five and a half
year-old Curly Coated Re-
triever from Holland, pa-
pered and bearing a long
pedigree: While the pup-
pies are young, the
trainer begins training.
Dogs receptive to the
training become law en-
forcement animals.
"Frodo was chosen -
for his extremely high
prey drive," said Tharpe.
"He's a natural born
hunter, and is handler
protective." Tharpe said
Frodo is not an attack an-
imal, but if someone -L
were to threaten his han-
dler, he could cause seri- .
ous damage to the person.
He is an extremely work-
oriented animal.
Tharpe explained
that Frodo is as social as
any canine in public. If he likes
a person, he allows them to pet
him. If he doesn't like a person


I' he will bite. He does not
want anyone interrupt-
ing his zone," said
Tharpe. He describes
S Frodo as loving to work,
always eager and full of
energy His name and
commands are given to
4him in Dutch. Tharpe
S- said the canines are
T."R:) '-" trained with either Ger-
man or Dutch, depend-
ing on their origin,
S which can also serve not
to alert a suspect about
^ what an officer is saying
to the dog. However,
when speaking socially
with the animal, English
is spoken and Frodo
completely understands
the two languages.
He said Frodo is a sin-
gle purpose animal, a
dog capable of sniffing
out practically any kind
of narcotics, including
*. /..' i marijuana, cocaine rock
Monticello News Photo By Emerald Greene, May 30, 2008 or powder and base, hero-


ine, methamphetamine,
and recently he was
tested with ecstasy and
found to be reliable with that
drug also.
On average, the pair train
at least eight hours per week,
not including the many actual
searches conducted in the line
of duty Tharpe said a great por-
tion of the training is actual
searching exercises in which
narcotics assigned to the Sher-
iff's Department by the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment and Department of Drug
Administration, specifically for
training purposes are used.
The deputy creatively
plants the narcotics in a variety'
of hiding places "But we can't
let them have positive hits all
the time in training, because if
we did, the dog would always ex-
pect to find something every
time and that is not the case
while on duty, so we plant
blanks also. (Blanks are an ob-
ject with no positive traces of
narcotics in it, such as if four
vehicles are used at one time,
the narcotics are planted in or
on one, the other three are
blanks).
Tharpe said that the ca-
nine's sense of smell is 10,000
times greater than that of a
human being, and he can distin-
guish two different odors mixed
together such as a hiding place
in a gas tank, he can still detect
the drugs. "Frodo has found
hidden compartments in vehi-
cles, gas tanks and in semi's. He
has also found where drugs
have been but are no longer
there."
When Frodo detects nar-
cotics, his sign of a positive hit
is to sit down, however, that is
not always the case. "I had to go
to school for two weeks just to
learn Frodo, his reactions, per-
sonality and characteristics,"
said Tharpe. "For instance, if
he were searching up on a high
surface and found something,
he may not sit because he al-
ready feels like he is, so I have to
watch his every movement and
reaction and know what they
mean," said Tharpe.
Once a hit is made, Frodo is
placed back inside of the
cruiser and a thorough search
is conducted. Once the nar-
cotics are found, they are
shown to Frodo who sniffs them
after being removed from the
cruiser and he is rewarded for
the job well done. His reward is
getting to play with his tennis


Deputy Kevin Tharpe and K-9 Frodo


when he first meets them, he
never changes his mind, about
that person, and, if he is seeking
drugs, he does not want to be


disturbed while he is "zoned
in".
"If someone 'approaches
him to pet him or say good boy,


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ball for a few minutes after
which the ball is taken away "A
lot of people are under the mis-
conception that the dogs can
find the drugs because they are
addicted to them, that is totally
untrue.
Just a minute amount of
narcotics can kill the dog and
he is trained and knows that.
His motivation for finding the
drugs is that time with the ten-
nis ball. He relates the odor of
narcotics to that tennis ball.
The continued practices
are maintained and on regular
basis because the deputies have
to be recertified on a yearly
basis with their K-9 partners.
"We have one coming up the sec-
ond week of June," said Tharpe.
"The dog has to search five ve-
hicles, positive hits planted on
three, and three rooms, positive
'hits planted in two. The dog has
to score 100 percent. If he
misses one, he is not recerti-
fied." He added that the team
scored that 100 percent easily
last year.
He said that if conducting a
traffic stop and he suspects nar-
cotics, if he asks the driver for
permission to search the vehicle
and the driver declines, he
couldn't search it.
However, with Frodo in the
vicinity if Frodo alerts to nar-
cotics, that gives Tharpe proba-
ble cause and he can then
legally search the vehicle. "He's
a tool about like fiber optics, and
verifies what we suspect," added
Tharpe.
He said that he favors work-
ing along the interstate just for
that reason. "Sheriff Hobbs en-
courages us to work there. He is
behind us 100 percent and would
bend over backward for us," said
Tharpe. They also work on a
regular basis with Florida High-
way Patrol and the Department
of Transportation.
Tharpe said he prefers a K-9
partner to a human one. "He
talks to me and lets me know just
what's on his mind, but he's an
even better listener. He listens
better to me than even my kids
do." He says of Frodo, that
though he is technically a law en-
forcement tool, he is one of the
family, like one of his kids.
"I have never had a better
dog." Though Frodo is an alpha
male, he gets along well with
Tharpe's two other canines, a
Jack Russell and a mutt. He has
been trained not to pick on them,
and even though he is a working
animal, he still displays the
many loveable characteristics of
a dog. He loves to be petted and
talked to, and he enjoys playing
with the other dogs, but only one
at a time. Frodo loves being in
the house where he lives, and has
his own cedar bed, though he
quite often opts to sleep on the
couch. He loves being given
baths and he .loves being
brushed, which has to be done
on a daily basis due to his thick
coat and the fact that he sheds
year-round.
Tharpe is Frodo's third han-
dler, and though the previous
handler had children that Frodo
had grown accustomed to, he is
now quite at home and comfort-
able with Tharpe's children.
He said that on average, a
law enforcement K-9 works until
about the age of seven or eight
years old. Once the animal is re-
tired, the handler gets the option
of adopting him, which Tharpe
fully intends to do. "Once you
get to know Frodo, he just steals
your heart," concluded Tharpe.


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