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Madison Crash
Monticello News
Staff. Writer
Deputies from 'the
Jefferson County Sher-
iff's Office and County
Fire Rescue received a
call early Friday morn-
ing to respond to a se-
vere crash on I-10 in the
As units neared the
Jefferson / Madison
County line, personnel
scanned the roadway
and bushes, looking for
the scene of the crash,
which was located about
two miles inside of the
Madison County line.
Once on the scene,
initially two deputies re-
sponded, along with the
Fire Rescue squad truck
and two ambulances.
For several hours, three
to four Jefferson
deputies assisted at the
scene, rerouting traffic
Please See
Crash Page 3A

City's Internet

Ends With


Instead Of Bang
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The city-provided
Internet service offi-
cially ceased on June 1.
That, at least, was
the date that city offi-
cials advised customers
that the service would
officially end. But actu-
ally, the system ceased
operating a week earlier.
"The system had a
crash last week and it
was never brought up
again," Councilman
Tom Vogelgesang, chair
of the technology com-
mittee, informed the
City Council .on Tues-
day, June 3. "So yes, the
service is essentially
Customers, however,
wouldn't be charged for
the service beyond May
15, Vogelgesang said. So
any service that cus-
Please See
Internet Page 3A

*See Story Page 9A

Emergency Center Construction

Moves Forward Another Step

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County officials took
another step toward con-
struction of the emergency
operations center (EOC) on
Thursday June 5, authoriz-
ing a possible expenditure
of $8,325 to Riley Palmer
Construction Company.
The $8,325 will go to
cover Palmer's expenses for
working up a guaranteed
maximum price for con-
struction of the facility If
the guaranteed maximum

price that Palmer works up
is acceptable to county offi-
cials, the company will pro-
ceed with the construction
and the $8,325 will be rolled
into the general cost of the
project. Once agreement is
reached on the guaranteed
maximum price, Palmer
will not be able to raise the
price, even if his construc-
tion cost later exceed the
quoted amount.
If, on the other hand,
commissioners find the
guaranteed maximum
price unacceptable, then

Palmer gets to keep the
$8,325 as compensation for
his expenses in figuring up
the quote and the deal is off.
The latter scenario is not
likely to happen, however.
As County Coordinator
Roy Schleicher assured
commissioners on June 5,
Palmer has a good working
relationship with the
county and his job per-
formance in the past has
been exemplanary
County officials se-
lected Riley Palmer to be
construction manager for

Four City Employees Given

Long Overdue Recognition

Monticello Nelws
Senior Staff Writer
Monticello officials
have long been talking of
giving recognition to pub-
lic employees for the lat-
ter's contributions to the
ordeIrly running of the
city. Now one council
member has taken the
initiative and turned the
often-stated intention

Councilwoman Idella
Scott on Tuesday night,
June 3, presented framed
certificates of apprecia-
tion along with indi-
vidual bags of goodies -
to four city employees in
recognition of their com-
bined 58 years of service
to the city. The four em-
ployees were Rochester
Proctor. Roger Black.

Idella Scott pre-
sented appre-
to four city
on June.
,.. 3. From
left to
right are
Clark, Idella
Scott, Roger
lack and
ochester Proctor.

onticello Neas Photo By Laz Aleman,
June 3.2008
Greg Seabrooks and Ray-
mond Clark.
Proctor is listed as a
.technician in the Waste-
water Department, but he
accomplishes a multitude
of tasks at the treatment
plant and its associated
lift stations. He has been
with the city 30 years.
Black is a waste and
Please See
Recognition Page 3A

Head Of Region's Transportation

Planning Agency Pays Visit Here

Monticello News Photo By Laz Aleman June 5, 2008.
Harry Reed, left, executive director of the Capital Region
Transportation Planning Agency, talks with Jefferson County
Coordinator Roy Schleicher during a break in the meeting.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Harry Reed, executive
director of the Capital Re-
gion Transportation Plan-
ning Agency (CRTPA),
gave a presentation on the
group's long-range goals
and projects to the Jeffer-
son County Commission
on Thursday morning,
June 5.
Reed described the
CRTPA as the metropoli-
tan planning organiza-
tion (MPO) for the capital
region, which is defined
as' Leon County and ur-
Please See
Transportation Page 3A

the EOC on May 15. Under
the construction manager
model, the contractor must
guarantee a maximum cost
upfront for the project.
The Tallahassee-based
Johnson Peterson Archi-
tects designed the building,
which will go at the indus-
trial park, just north of the
jail. -
The state and federal
governments in 2007
' awarded Jefferson County
a combined $847,900 for
construction of a new
home for the county's

,Emergency Management
operations, which is cur-
rently headquartered in
the Dunn Building on
North Jefferson Street.
State officials determined
in 2006 that the operation's
current home is not capa-
ble of withstanding a
major hurricane.
The architects have as-
sured officials that the
"hardened" facility they
have designed will be the
safest in the county in the
event of a catastrophic

2nd Phase Of Water System

Scheduled To
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The Gadsden
County based.construc-
tion company that was
awarded the contract
for the phase-2 expan-
sion of the Jefferson
County community
water system is ex-
pected to begin work on
the project in another
two weeks.
Bob Cooper,
spokesperson for the
Jefferson Communities
Water System, Inc., in-
formed the News on
Monday that Solomon
Construction Company,
of Quincy, FL, was
awarded the $2.7 mil-
lion contract on June 4.
He said the company is
expected to begin the,
work on June 24.
The phase-2 expan-
sion will raise the sys-
tem's customer base to
1,350 and add another
40 miles of water lines
to the existing 94 miles.
Residents who will
benefit from the expan-
sion are those off the
following roads: Bar-
rington, Old Lloyd or
CR-158A up to Main Av-
enue near US 90, Mur-
muring Creek, Osprey,
Thompson Valley, Cur-
tis Mill, Aucilla, Kinsey,
Big Joe, Cooley, Blue
Lake, Hatchett, Jordan,
Boyd Farm and
Ebenezer Church.

Begin June 24
Rural Development,
an agency of the US De-
partment of Agricul-
ture (DOA) is funding
the expansion, as it did
the greater part of the
first phase of the proj-
ect. The federal agency
awarded the Jefferson
Communities Water
System $4.62 million in
early 2007 for the ex-
pansion. The award
consisted of a $1,206,000
grant and a $3,414,000 -
loan. One of the condi-
tions for receipt of the
money was that the sys-
tem must sign up an ad-
ditional 400 customers
upfront, which it did.
Rural Development,
in partnership with the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protec-
tion (FDEP), funded the
first phase of the sys-
tem, which was com-
pleted only a few years
ago. Phase one allowed
for installation of the
basic centralized water
,system, which now
serves such outlying
communities as Au-
cilla, Boland, Lamont,
Wacissa and Wau-
Other accomplish-
ments of phase one in-
cludled construction of
three water wells, erec-,
tion of two elevated
storage tanks, and in-
stallation of 494,000 lin-
ear feet of distribution

Around Jeff.
Father's Day
Home Improve

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Co. 3-6A Legals 10A
10A School/Sports 8-9A
7A Spiritual Pathways Sect. B
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008



"Be Happy"

A 92-year-old,
petite, well-poised
and proud man, who
was fully dressed
each morning by
eight o'clock, with his
hair fashionably
combed and shaved
perfectly, even though
he was legally blind,
moved to a nursing

home today. His wife
of 70 years recently
passed away, making
the move necessary.
After many hours
of waiting patiently
in the lobby of the
nursing hofne, he
smiled sweetly when
told his room was
ready. As he

Did 7ou 16now?

The dinosaurs were wiped out by a
massive meteorite explosion on the
earth. The sound wave alone
deafened most creatures.



EMERALD GREENE .L rrrwi ,r.- "otr.A m
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1215 North Jefferson Street
Monticello, Florida 32345
Fax: 850-997-3774

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maneuvered his
walker to the
elevator, he was
provided a visual
description of his tiny
room, including the
eyelet sheets that had
been hung on his
"I love it," he
stated with the
enthusiasm of an
eight-year-old having
just been presented
with a new puppy.
"Mr. Jones, you
haven't seen the
room, just wait."
"That doesn't have
anything to do with
it," he replied.
"' Happiness is
something you decide
on ahead of time.
Whether I like my
room or not doesn't
depend on how the
,furniture is arranged.
It's how I arrange my
mind. I already
decided to love it.
"It's a decision I
make every morning
when I wake up. 1I
have a choice; I can
spend the day .in bed
recounting the
difficulty I have with
the parts of my body
that no longer work,
or I can get out of bed
and be thankful for
the ones that do.
"Each day is a gift,
and as long as my
eyes open, I'll focus
on the new day and
all the happy
memories I've stored
away, just for this
time in my life. Old
age is like a bank
account: You
withdraw from it
what you've put in."

The moral to the
Make sure to
deposit a lot of
happiness in the bank
account of memories!

Remember the six
simple rules to be

1.Free your heart
from hatred.
2.Free your mind
from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
6.Always keep your
eyes on God

My "Daddy's Hands'

Happy Father's Day
With Father's Day a job as she did. From h
coming up this weekend, I I learned the important
couldn't pass up the oppor- of a sweet heart, a cari
tunity to write about my spirit, and a giving at
Father, Tommy Greene tude.. She taught me ho
(affectionately still known to find a silver lining
as Daddy, to me.) any situation, and s
When life, in general, taught me the lesson
is studied, it is truly amaz- "making memories" wi
ing how much time and my children and enjoyi
thought God put in to what life, one day at a time.
we all needed and how our From my Father
lives would be structured learned the "other" side
best. life. My brothers and
Mothers are given to were taught, from a ve
us for nurturing, and gen- young age, "A man is or
tleness, and love. The one as good as his word," a
to kiss away our tears, hug "There's nothing won
away our fears, and to lis- than a thief or a liar."
ten with a kind, open heart taught me to work har
to our worries and trou- respect others, and the
bles. It was her side of the property, that above al
bed that you would climb should always be honest
into in the middle of the all that I do, and thai
night, when awoken with a CAN do anything tha
nightmare, set my mind to. From h
Fathers, I feel, do/and I grew my backbone
can have these same traits, inherited his busin
yet their role in our lives mind and his life's aggr
are much different. Our sion to always strive
Father was the one we better.
looked up to as "the man On my wall, in i
that can do EVERYTHING Madison office, my Dad
and ANYTHING!" He was hung a picture frame wl
the provider, the hard the quote "Never rema
worker, the one that could neutral, for the loser w
fix anything that was bro- not respect you and t
ken, the playful one that victor will banish y
would rustle and tussle in from his cave."
a wrestling match, and From both of our p
let's never, ever forget ents, my brothers anc
him as ... the disciplinar- were always taug
ian. "There is NOTHING mo
From my Mother I important than FA1M
learned the softer side of LY!!!"
life. She showed me how a One of my favor
real mother is supposed songs, of all times,
to be to her children... .and "Daddy's Hands.''
I can only hope that I am To me this song sa
doing even half as good of EVERYTHING that

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June 10, 1998
The Watermelon Festival Queen
Pageant, 7 p.m. Saturday at the
Opera House will feature nine con-
testants, who will vie for the crown.
The 48t' Annual Watermelon
Festival gets underway 5:30 p.m.
tomorrow with kickoff dinner at the
Hiram Lodge.
The latest SHIP (State Housing
Initiative Partnership) houses to go
up in the city attest to the viability
of the program.
June 10, 1988
Six local beauties will be trying
to capture the judges' favor in the
Junior Miss Pageant of the 1988
Watermelon Festival. Contestants
are Susan Heather Slik, Felicia
Floyd, LaTaasha Denise Byrd,
Decca Palladion, Leighanne Waters
and Delanea Irvin.
Senator Wayne Hollingsworth
and Representative Gene Hodges
are beaming over their success in
getting more than a million dollars
for Jefferson County projects
approved in the state's' 1988-89 budg-
While signed, sealed, and deliv-
ered, the city and county's inter-
local fire contract is far from settled.
'At Tuesdal night' Cit Cnnnnil

meeting, city fathers concluded that
the county is abiding by terms of the
agreement and they expressed
doubts that they ever intend to.
June 8, 1978
The 1978 Watermelon Festival
dedicated to World War II hero
Boots Thomas will kick. off on
Friday, June 16 with the Festival
Beauty Pageant under the direction
'of Kay Foland.
1 -' Dr. and Mrs. William French
',,were honored at last week's
.Kiwanis meeting with the presenta-
)tin of the Kiwanis Club's
I international Relations award for
The city will receive up to $2,000

from the federal and anti-recessip P
fund July 1st. '-
The 1928 graduation class of'
Monticello High School will hold it.
50t' anniversary reunion in
Monticello on June 23-24.
Gharles W. Lingberg of!i
Richfield, Min., the long survivor of .,
the courageous group of men who!
placed the flag on the mountain top
of Iwo Jima, will be Grand Marshall
of the 1978 Watermelon Festival
June 8, 1968
Mrs. B.A. Smith was in QuitmanIi
on Monday evening to attend gradu- 1
ation exercises.
Thurman Hodges, Jr., of
Jacksonville, spent Monday visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.R.j
Mr. and Mrs. Dalton L.
Covington, of Rahiger, Texas, spent a1
few days with her father Edwin -
Bill Jenkins of Punta Gorda 1
spent a couple of days visiting with
Bernice Shuman and Mrs. B.F.
Beckwith over the weekend.
Miss Anne Applegate left by
plane Wednesday for Sacramento,
Calif., where she will visit with rela-
tives for the summer vacation.
June 8, 1958
Charles William Hayes and
Eleanor Josephine Bilinski received "
their, degrees from Florida State
Gloria Aligood,'Mable Cooksey,
Donna Jo Thomas, Katherine -,
Davidson, Jean Holland, Laurett
Herndon, Betty Lou Poole, Rosel
Stokley, and Joyce Gay have bee'|
selected to represent the county, at
the 4-H girls short course ini
June 8, 1948
Miss Frances Jane Sauls -
tatorian for this year's graduating i
class and Miss Gloria p0de is vale
dictorian. .
,, C, L,<,

Emerald Greene, Publisher

would like for my Daddy t6
hear, not just because it's
Father's Day, but because
I want him to know howj
much I love him and
respect him, as a man andl
as my Father.
I remember Daddy's hands
folded silently in prayer
And reachin'out to hold
me, when I had a night-
You could read quite a
story in the callous' and
Years of work and worry
had left their mark behind
I remember Daddy's
hands how they held my
Mama tight
And patted my back, for
something done right
There are things that I'd
forgotten that I loved
about the man
But I'll always remember
the love in Daddy's hands
Daddy's hands were soft
and kind when I was
Daddy's hands were hard
as steel when I'd done
Daddy's hands weren't
always gentle but I've come-
to understand
There was always love in
Daddy's hands.
I remember Daddy's hands,
working' 'til they bled
Sacrificed unselfishly just
to keep us allfed
If I could do things over,
I'd live my life again
And never take for granted:.
the love in Daddy's hands
Daddy's hands were soft
and kind when I was
Daddy's hands were hard
as steel when I'd done
Daddy's hands weren't
always gentle but I've come
to understand
There was always love in
Daddy's hands.

'Happy Father's Day,
I Love You!!!
Until then I'll see you
around the town.




Wednesday June 11, 2008


Monticello News 3A



Cont. From Page 1

Jeffeson ount



Monticello News
Staff Writer
Leroy Montgomery, 69,
of Rt. 1 Box 311 Hwy. 19
South was arrested May
29, and charged with
aggravated battery. He
was released from jail the
following day.
Crystal Joy Blue, 22, of
3000 S. Adams St.,
Tallahassee, was arrested
May 30 and charged with
petit theft. Bond was set at
$500 and she bonded out
the same day.
Joseph William
Mosley, 53, of 8477
Waukeenah Highway was
arrested May 30, and
charged with grand theft
and petit theft. Bond was
set at $1,000 and he bonded
out of jail the same day.
Sylvester Nealy, Jr.,
25, of 1053 Hartside Run in
Lloyd, was arrested May
30 and charged with pos-
session of marijuana less
than 20 grams. Bond was
set at $500 and he bonded
out of jail the same day.
James Keith Walker,
25, of 238 Back Pond Rd.,
was arrested May 31 and
charged with disorderly
conduct. Bond was set at
$250 and he bonded out of
jail the same day.
Geneva Morris, 43, of
346 Thompson Rd., was
arrested June 3, and
charged with two counts of
driving with license sus-
pended, driving under the
influence, and refusal to
take a breath test. Bond
was set at $5,000 and she
remained in jail Monday
Ronald Edward Blue,
55, of 855 N. Jefferson, was
arrested June 3, and
charged with bat-
tery/domestic violence.
Bond was set at $1,500 and
he remained in jail

Monday afternoon.
Ardelle Geis Stemmer
was arrested June 3 and
charged with violation of
probation, driving under
the influence, and viola-
tion of probation, driving
with license suspended.
Bond was withheld and
he remained in jail
Monday afternoon.
Aurelio Ramirez-
Moreno, 27, of 1076 Lake
Rd., was arrested June 4,
and charged with viola-
tion of probation, interfer-
ence with child custody.
Bond was withheld and he
remained in jail Monday
John Seabrooks, 63, of
450 Chestnut St., was
arrested June 4, and
charged with battery
(domestic). He was
released from jail the fol-
lowing day.
Tometha Lewis, 29, of
1425 E. Clark St. E-3, was
arrested June 5, and
charged with insurance
fraud and giving false
report to law enforcement.
Bond was set at $5,000 and
she bonded out of jail the
same day.
Thomas Lee Henry, 30,
of 1425 E. Clark St., E-3,
was arrested June 5, and
charged with insurance
fraud and giving false
report to law enforcement.
Bond was set at $5,000 and
he bonded out of jail the
same day.
Annie Eva Lagreco, 26,
of 45 W.T. Lewis Rd., was
arrested June 5, and
charged with possession of
cocaine. Bond was set at
$1,000 and she remained in
jail Monday afternoon.
Jesse Blue, 68, of 980
3rd St., was arrested June
6, and charged-with grand
theft and criminal use of
personal ID. Bond was set
at $5,000 and he remained

in jail Monday afternoon.
Annie Elizabeth
Wilford, 34, of 273 Avalon
Rd., was arrested June 7,
and charged with grand
theft of motor vehicle.
Bond was set at $5,000 and
she remained in Jail
Monday afternoon.
Glenn Leroy Marshall,
48, of Curtis Mill Rd.,
Lamont, was arrested
June 6, and charged with
driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, attach-
ing tag not assigned, pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance, possession of para-
phernalia, and violation of
probation. Bond was set at
$5,000 and he remained in
jail Monday afternoon.
Paul Boucher, 53, of
168 Sego Hill Rd., was
arrested June 6 and
charged with bat-
tery/domestic violence.
Bond was set at $250 and
he bonded out of jail the
following day.
Nicole Caryn Boucher,
27, of 625 E. High St., was
arrested June 6, and
charged with bat-
tery/domestic violence.
Bond was set at $250 and
she bonded out of jail the
following day.
Judy Gaisser Kern, 53,
of 185500 Haven Woods
Rd., Spring Hill, FL, was
arrested by deputies June
8, and charged with intro-
duction of contraband into
a state correctional facility
and possession of cannabis
less than 20 grams. Bond
was set at $10,000 and she
bonded out of jail the same
Donald Shuler, 48, of
1314 Old Lloyd Rd., was
arrested June 8, and
charged with petit theft
and trespass in occupied
structure. Bond was set at
$2,500 and he remained in
jail Mohday afternoon.

City Teen Adjudicated On Gun Charge

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A city teen was adjudi-
cat6d on a gun charge, and
will be tried as an adult.
According to police
reports, the charge stems
from an incident at 11:05
p.m., April 3, when the
City Police received a
report of an attempted
armed robbery at 575 W.
Palmer Mill Rd. Officers
arrived on the scene and
met with victim/resident
Sui Cheng, operator of a
local restaurant, who
explained that he and his
family had just arrived
home after closing their
restaurant for the evening.
Cheng's family went
inside the back door of the
residence and Cheng went
to water his plants in the
front yard before retiring
for the evening. Cheng
reported that as he was
watering his plants, a
black male rushed toward
him from the street. He
said that the black male
was wearing a mask of
some sort and pointing a
silver handgun at him.
Cheng reported that
the suspect was demand-
ing money, and Cheng pat-
ted his pocket and told the
suspect that all he had was
keys. He reported that the
suspect ordered a second
black male who appeared
with a third black male to
pat Cheng down and see if
he had any cash. Cheng
said the second black male
began patting him down
and the gunman kept
demanding money and
was holding the gun
directly at his chest area.
He said he tried to slap
the handgun away from
the gunman, and when he
did, all three ran away
headed east down Palmer
Mill Rd. As they made
their retreat, Cheng said
he recovered a hat which
one of the suspects had
worn during the attempt

Ricky Bernard Bellamy
and lost as they ran away.
Sgt. Ric Colson and
Cpl. Clint Albritton were
the initial investigating
offers and worked through
the early morning hours
,on the investigation,
which included processing
the crime scene and recov-
ering evidence. Officers
interviewed the victim
and his family and they
recovered the hat dropped
by one of the suspects.
Officers also discovered a
bicycle in some bushes
across the street.
The following morn-
ing, Captain Roger
Murphy, Lt. Mack Norton,
and Chief Fred Mosley
began following up on the
robbery investigation by
re-interviewing the victim
and searching the crime
scene again.
By noon, the bicycle
eventually led to two juve-
niles, both 16, who had the
bicycle the previous
evening. The teens were
interviewed after being
given their Miranda rights
and both admitted being
present during the rob-
In their individual
statements, both gave
Murphy details that only
someone with first-hand
knowledge would have
known, establishing their
credibility as to the knowl-
edge of the robbery. Both
named the gunman as

Ricky Bernard Bellamy,
17, of 490 Hill Street, and
their individual accounts
closely matched.
Both stated that
Bellamy met them earlier
in the evening and alleged-
ly told them that he had
gone to rob another local
restaurant earlier in the
evening, however, when
he got there, there were
two police vehicles in the
parking lot, and he aban-
doned the robbery effort.
They also stated that
Bellamy told them that he
knew of another guy who
owned a restaurant that
lived nearby and they
would go rob him when he
came home, so the three-
some went to the home on
Palmer Mill Rd., and wait-
ed for Cheng to come
According to .MPD
report, when the vehicle
pulled in, they approached
and Bellamy was the gun-
man. Both teens provided
MPD with the clothing
they had worn during the
attempted robbery and are
cooperating with investi-
gators to recover the hand-
gun. Evidence recovered
from the two separate resi-
dences included a .38 cal-
ibeir revolver used in the
An arrest warrant was
issued and Bellamy eluded
officers throughout the
weekend, until MPD
Investigator Alkota Byford
and JCSO deputies Chris
Eades and Toby Ward cor-
nered the suspect in a city
residence early that
Sunday morning. Officers
entered and found Bellamy
hiding inside.
Bellamy was adjudi-
cated to be tried as an
adult May 27 by the State
Attorney's Office and
transported to the County
Jail, where he was placed
under a bond of $50,000.
He remained housed at the
County Jail Tuesday
morning, June 3.

in the eastbound lane of I-
Sheriff David Hobbs
said traffic was diverted
from the US-221 exit to the
CR-257 exit in Aucilla.
Meanwhile Jefferson
County Fire Rescue trans-
ported three of the seven
victims to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. "It
was a case of mutual aid,"
said Hobbs. "If we are
needed in another county
to assist, we're going to be
there to do what we can."
According to Florida
Highway Patrol, at 4 a.m.
Friday, morning, June 6,
Yolanda V. Cruz, 29, of
Camilla, was driving a'
1997 Ford Explorer east on
1-10 in the outside lane at
mile marker 236 in


water treatment plant
operator who has been
with the city two years. He
has a Class-B wastewater
treatment plant operator's
license and recently
earned a Class-C water
treatment plant operator's
license. The Class-B
license allows him to oper-
ate up to a 10-million-gal-
lon-a-day wastewater facil-
ity; the Class-C license
allows him to operate a
water plant,
Seabrooks is a water
technician with the water
department. He has been

Greenville. Also in the
vehicle were passengers
Antonio Escalante, 34,
Magdiel Soto, 18, three
juvenile females including
a one- year-old, four-year-
old, and eight-year-old,
and a three month-old
male, all of Camilla.
Mark Allen Morrell,
46, of Vidor TX, was driv-
ing a 2005 Peterbuilt Semi,
traveling east in the out-
side lane behind the
Explorer. The front
bumper of the semi collid-
ed with the Explorer's
rear corner, and following
impact, the Explorer
began to overturn several
times, ejecting all of its
The Explorer came to a
final rest in the tree line

with the city about 12 years
and recently passed the
traffic safety course, which
allows him to control and
direct traffic during on-
street excavations and
water main repairs.
Clark is the street
superintendent with a total
of 14 years with the city. He
also recently passed the
traffic safety course and in
addition earned his back-
flow tester certification.
The latter certification
allows him to check the
backflow valve on business
and other establishments
to ensure that backflow


tomers received beyond
the 15"' was really a bonus,
he said.
City Manager Steve
Wingate noted that now
that the service was offi-
cially at an end, he would
renew the effort to utilize
the equipment as part of
an internal system to elec-
tronically monitor the
city's pump stations.
That was the extent of
Tuesday night's discus-
City officials earlier
had notified AT&T that
the city would not be
renewing the connectivity
contract when it comes
due in mid June. The city


banized portions of
Gadsden, Wakulla and
Jefferson counties. MPOs
are responsible for coordi-
nating the transportation
planning within their
assigned regions. The
CRTPA was established in
2004. Six other such organ-
izations exist in the state,
four of them in the Tampa
Reed said the mission
of his agency was to act as
the principle forum for col-
lective discussions on the
transportation issues
affecting the area, and ulti-
mately to help develop
long-range transportation
plans for the region.
Ideally, such a plan would
address an integrated
regional multimodal trans-
portation network that
would support sustainable
development patterns and
promote economic growth,
he said.
He described the
group's vision as being to
create an integrated
regional multimodal trans-
portation network that
would allow for the maxi-
mum movement of people
and goods in an economic,
effective and safe man-
ner," while protecting the
environment, promoting
economic development,
and maintaining a high
quality of life with sustain-
able development pat-

has been paying AT&T
$2,060 monthly on the con-
nectivity contract for the
last three years a com-
mitment that once
entered, they were unable
to get out of, and that con-
sequently prompted them
to continue providing the
service even after it
proved unprofitable.
There was no mention
Tuesday of whether the
cessation of service repre-
sented a temporary or per-
manent situation. There
was no mention either of
any effort to recruit a pri-
vate partner to resume the
service on a more busi-
nesslike basis. There was,

on its top facing north-
west. After the impact, the
semi came to a controlled
stop in the emergency lane
of the eastbound, east of
the area of collision, fac-
ing east.
Morrell received no
injuries, and was negative
for alcohol. He was wear-
ing his safety belt.
Cruz was fatally
injured, Escalante and the
four children all received
serious injuries, and Soto
received minor injuries.
None of the vehicle's occu-
pants were wearing their
safety belts. Whether
Cruz was negative for
alcohol was still pending
at press time. Charges are
pending further investiga-

Cont. From Page 1

doesn't occur, which could
potentially introduce cont-
aminant's into the water
supply. By law, the city
must do the backflow pre-
vention inspections annu-
ally, according to City
Manager Steve Wingate.
Scott said that she
plans to continue present-
ing certificates of apprecia-
tion during the remaining
31/2 years of her term, until
she has recognized every
city employee. The bag of
goodies reportedly con-
tained a flashlight, some
tools and other such use-
able items.

Cont. From Page 1

it appeared, a reluctance
to speak about the matter
and a desire to put it all
Since the startup of
the enterprise in 2005, the
city spent more than
$220,000 on the purchase
and setup of system and
realized but a- paltry
amount in return. Poor
planning, wishful think-
ing, malfunctioning
equipment, and lack of
research and technologi-
cal expertise character-
ized the enterprise from
the onset.
Ultimately, city tax-
payers footed the bills.

Cont. From Page 1

Reed said the group's
task entailed helping
develop and coordinate
five and 20-year trans-
portation plans for the
region, as well as develop-
ing annual reports identi-
fying specific projects and
funding sources for the
particular years.
Why was the group's
task of importance to
Jefferson County?
Because the studies
indicated that tremendous
growth would occur in the
region in the next 50 years
and the growth would sig-
nificantly impact
Jefferson County, Reed
said, projecting photos of
the area's expected growth
pattern on a wall screen.
"Is this the growth pat-
tern that you want to see
occur?" Reed asked. "We
have to ask ourselves,
what is it that we are going
to leave our grandchil-
In fact, the growth
could be directed as the
community desired, if the
proper planning was in
place, Reed said. He said
the CRTPA's goal was to
address all modes of trans-
portation, including bicy-
cles, pedestrians and mass
transit. It was also to
address the needs of chil-
dren, the elderly and the
underserved, as well as

.freight, which was project-
ed to grow 75 to 100 percent
in the future.
"It will require a great
deal of intergovernmental
cooperation and coordina-
tion," Reed said. "It will
also require a lot of public
meetings so that people
can tell us how and where
they want the growth to
Reed pointed out that
more than 50 percent of
Jefferson County's work-
force commutes to Leon
County. He envisioned the
day when rail, and possi-
bly high-speed rail, would
have to be put in place to
accommodate the area's
transportation needs, he
"Maybe not in our life-
time," Reed said. "But we
need to plan now so that
we will be ready when that
day arrives."
Tallahassee, with a
population of approxi-
mately 174,000, is the cen-
tral city within the
CRTPA. Adding Leon and
portions of Gadsden and
Wakulla counties brings
the population within the
CRTPA's planning area to
280,864, based on 2000 cen-
sus figures. Jefferson
County is not yet a voting
member of the group. Its
inclusion, however, adds
another 14,000 or so to the


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Managing Editor
The Watermelon Festi-
val Committee reports the
addition of the Wally Bent-
ley Memorial Watermelon
Festival Car Show, planned
to become an annual event.
Presented by the Talla-
hassee Regional, Antique
Automobile Club of Amer-
ica (TRAACA), the event
will take place from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 21,
in the FMB parking lot and
on adjacent streets, which
will be closed to other ve-
hicular traffic.
Cars that will be driven
in the Parade will arrive at
9 a.m. for the Parade
lineup, and TRAACA mem-

ew Event
bers are encouraged to
drive in the Parade.
The event is open to all
makes and models of col-
lector cars, 25 years old or
There is no admission
charge for the show, and
tickets will be sold for a
cash drawing and other
Awards will be pre-
sented for: Best Original or
Restored Vehicle; Best
Modified vehicle; and Peo-
ple's Choice Award. Cars
will have numbers on the
windshields, and specta-
tors are encouraged to vote
for their favorite.
For additional informa-
tion, contact Brenda Brown
at 997-1029.

National Stamp Out

Hunger Sets Record

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Monticello letter carri-
ers hit the streets, Saturday,
May 10 in the annual Stamp
Out Hunger campaign,
which collects non-perish-
able food items for local
pantries, to combat hunger
in the county
Though the exact
amount of food collected
last year, could not be re-
called, Monticello Post Of-
fice Post Master Jim
Bennett said, "It was a
record-setting amount that
took myself and another
employee all day to load
and distribute to our local
food pantries."
This year, that response
from the community was
much greater, despite a
very tight economy
Throughout the course of

the day, letter carriers col-
lected well over 3,000
pounds of nonperishable
food items. Nationwide, a
record was also set.
According to the Na-
tional Association of Letter
Carriers (NALC), the an-
nual food drive of the na-
tion's mail carriers
collected a record 73.1 mil-
lion pounds of donated
food this year, all of which
is donated locally to food
banks, pantries and shel-
ters in the communities in
which they were collected.
The drive totaled
73,113,915 pounds of non-
perishable food collected in
more than 10,000 cities and
towns. The amount was 2.4
million pounds larger than
last year and surpassed the
previous record of 71.3 mil-
lion pounds collected in

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Local Job Fair Well Attended

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Employment Connec-
tions and the Jefferson
County Chamber of Com-
merce sponsored a job fair
held on Thursday, May 29, at
The Mays House in Monti-
cello. Approximately 40
job seekers attended the
Brynwood Center, Fast

Track, and Jefferson Nurs-
ing Center were on hand to
meet with the job seekers.
Employers told attendees
about the position vacancies
they had and accepted appli-
cations from qualified job
The Mobile Career Lab
was on site for job seekers to
further their career search
as well as work on their re-
sumes and other job search

Organizers were pleased
with the community's re-
sponse to the event and look
forward to 'making this an
annual affair in Monticello.
The Mobile Career Lab is
in town the second Thursday
of each month across the
street from the First Baptist
The Connect Point Kiosk
is located inside the Jeffer-

son County Library and can
be accessed during regular li-
brary hours.
For.more information on
services provided by Em-
ployment Connections, con-
tact Diane Head, North:
Florida Workforce Develop-:
ment Board Public Rela-,
tions/Special Projects
Coordinator at 973-2672 of-
fice, 464-1450 mobile unit, or

Apalachee Valley Post Hosts District Convention

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Liberty County Vet
ans Memorial Civic Cen
in Bristol, FL, served as t
site of the VFW a
Women's Auxiliary Distr
2 Convention, May 3. T
Apalachee Post 12010, alo
with Commander Nic
Phillips, hosted the event
The Liberty Cour
High School JROTC p
formed a flag retiremi
ceremony at 10 a.m., and
11 a.m., the joint session
the VFW and Auxiliar
began with the posting
the Colors, the National i
them and Pledge of A
District 2 Commanm
John Nelson, Sr., openedI
session with introduction
and welcome, and then p
sented Past' Departmi
Commander, represents
the department of Flor
VFW, Gene 'Hall. I
brought greetings from
State Department and
brief update of Departm
District 2 Presid
Marilyn Alvarez was int
duced, and she recogni2
officers and members pr
ent. The joint session v
The Ladies met and c
ducted the election of 20
2009. District Officers w
given their charge. Offic
included; President Jac
Paul of Auxiliary 4538; S
ior VP Parthenia Ellis
Auxiliary 12054; Junior
Mary Madison Auxili,
251; Conductress Lii
Bass; Chaplin Marjo
Brayfield; Treasurer
abelle Head, all of Auxili



Left to right, Marilyn Alvarez presents VFW Ladies Auxiliary
President Mary Madison the Madison Community Service
Awards; Marjorie Brayfield and Jackie Paul look on.

)re- 3308; Guard Linda Jones
ent Auxiliary 12054; and
ing Trustees are; one year
ida Phillip Lent; two year Fran-
[all cis Forehand, and three year
the Marilyn Alvarez Auxiliary
a 3308; and Patriotic Instruc-
ent tor Cynthia McMillian Aux-
iliary 3308.
ent The Ladies, Comrades
ro- and guests convened at 12:45
zed p.m. for the awards lunch-
-es- eon. After the seating of the
vas Head Table Officers and
guests, the LCHS JROTC
on- posted the colors, the Na-
)08- tional Anthem, the Pledge of
ere Allegiance and invocation
ers officially opened the lunch-
kie eon. Welcomes from 12010
;en- Commander Phillips and
son District Commander Nel-
VP son, set in motion, the bal-
ary ance ,of the program. A
nda 'hearty lunch of smoked
)rie -chicken, white rice with
Is- gravy, string beans, rolls,
ary dessert and soft drinks or
iced tea was served and the
- program continued.
Next came the District 2
Voice of Democracy winner
Emily Maxwell, who, gave
her winning speech," and
Teacher of the' Year Linda
Jones, who told of her com-
passion, teaching children
about patriotism. Her dis-
play board revealed many
activities her class did and
noting how her class was ti-
tled, "The rdb, white and
blue" classroom, which in-
spired her even more to en-
lighten, and teach her
students the true meaning
of patriotism.

Jones' husband was recog-
nized and applauded for his
service and recent return
from Iraq. Awards were pre-
sented to all winners.
District President Al-
varez presented the 2007-
2008 awards to: Mary
Madison, Community Serv-
ices; Carolyn Brooks, Youth
Activities; Marjorie Bray-
field, Volunteer of the Year;
Jackie Paul, Veterans Sup-
port; Parthenia Ellison, Ded-
icated Service; Phillis Lent,
Auxiliary President of the
Year; and Isabelle Head,
Lifetime Achievement.
Past President Gene
Hall conducted installation
of District 2 Officers for

Special recogni-
tions/awards from District'
Commander Nelson were'
awarded to: Post 251 Com-
rade Cleveland Frazier and:
wife Rosa Frazier for their;
dedicated service; Lilla:
Marshall for appreciation
for services rendered; and.
additional awards went to;
Quincy Post 12054, who led
in state membership all
year. (This is the sixth con-
secutive year for a District
2 post to accomplish this
feat). A moment of silence
and recognition of one Viet
Nam and six WWII veterans
of the host post 12010 de-
ceased 2007-2008 members.
Outgoing District 2
Commander Nelson ed-
dressed the audience of his
candidacy for 2008-2009
State Surgeon. His empha-
sis was stated in his motto,
"I work for you", meaning
the veterans, their families
and their needs. Noting his
past and present experi-
ences of service to God,
country and family, quali-
.fies for his election.
Closing remarks and
closing ceremony ended the.
Post 251 and Ladies:
Auxiliary members present:
included; District Corn-
mander Nelson, Adjutantf
Sam Madison, Sr.; Quarter-:
master Lonnie Griffin; Dis-:
trict 2 Adjutant Henry:
McKinney; Comrade Fra-'
zier; and Auxiliary Presi-'
dent/Event Reporter Mary
Madison, and Rosa Frazier.,

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JCHS Class Of 1984 To Meet

Monticello News
Staff Writer
JCHS classmates of
the Class of 1984 will meet
3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14
at Pizza Hut, in Monti-
For more information

contact Carolyn Hamilton
at 284-4306.
Monticello, Florida Jefferson County
850-997-4856 (shop, when available)

June 12
Workforce Mobile Ca-
reer Lab is stationed across
from First Baptist Church,
Monticello 9 a.m. 4 p.m. on
the second Thursday of each
month. Services include job
search, resume assistance,
assessments, and labor mar-
ket information. For more
information contact Em-
ployment Connection Direc-
tor Cheryl Rehberg at
673-7688, or volunteers Paul
I~ovary at 997-2313, or Mike
Reichman at 997-5100, or SW
Ellis at 567-3800, or 866-367-
June 12
The Jefferson Soil and
Water Conservation Board
meets 11:30 a.m. on the sec-
ond Thursday, in the County
Extension Office Conference
Room, as per Dorothy Lewis,
June 14
JCHS classmates of the
Class of 1984 will meet 3:30
p.m. Saturday, at the Pizza
Hut in Monticello. Contact
Carolyn Hamilton at 284-
4306 fbr more information.
June 14
Watermelon Festival
Little King and Queen Con-
test at 2 p.m. Saturday;
Queen Contestants Tea at 4
p.m.; Queen and' Princess
Pageant 7 p.m.; Baby Contest
winners to be announced, at
JCHS auditorium.
June 14
The Scarlet O'Hatters of
Monticello will meet 11':30
a.m. Saturday at the Rare
Door for lunch and a meet-
ing. Contact Pat Muchowski
at 997-0688 for more infor-
June 16
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 16
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest south on
Water Street. For informa-

tion contact Scout Leader
Paul Wittig at 997-1727 or 997-
June 17
AA 'classes are held
every Tuesday evening 8
p.m. for those seeking help.
Located at 1599 Springhol-
low Road in the Harvest Cen-
ter. Contact Marvin Graham
at 212-7669 for more infor-
June 17
Humane Society meet-
ings are held 7 p.m. on the
third Tuesday of every
month at the Wag the Dog
Thrift & Treasure Shop. For
volunteer information con-
tact Teresa Kessler at
tkessler8187( or
June 17
Jefferson County Repub-
lican Party meeting will be
held 7 p.m. at Willow Pond
Farm on the third Tuesday
of each month at Willow
Pond Farm. Contact Clyde
Simpson at 997-0641 or chair- for
more information and to
make reservations. A dinner
is served at 6 p.m. for the cost
of $10; proceeds go to the
local party
June 17
Capital Area Commu-
nity Action Agency, Inc.
Board of Directors Meeting
7 p.m. Tuesday at 309 Office
Plaza Drive in Tallahassee.
CACAA is a private, non-
profit agency serving Jeffer-
son, Calhoun, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Leon, and
Liberty counties. This meet-
ing is open to the public. For
more information call 222-
June 18
Monticello Kiwanis
Club meets every Wednes-
day at noon at the Jefferson
Country Club on Boston
Highway for lunch and a
meeting. Contact President
Rob Mazur at 907-5138 for-
club information."
June 19
Watermelon Festival
Fashion Show and Lunch-
eon will be held noon on
Thursday at the Opera

Woman's Club Awards Scholarships

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello Woman's
Club awarded $500 scholar-
ships to two local seniors re-
cently, Stephanie Dobson

Stephanie Dobson

and Hannah Sorensen.
Dobson is a graduate of
Aucilla Christian Academy,
with dual enrollment
through North Florida Com-
munity College, and has a
3.96 GPA.
She has
been accepted to
NFCC and
Florida State
Her objec-
tive is to obtain
experience 'and
training in the
field of Pharma-
ceutical Science,
as well as leader-
ship and service
skills to assist
her in continu-
ing to give back
to her commu-
nity through
volunteer oppor-
She is the
daughter of
Ronda and

Terry Dobson of Monticello.
Sorensen is also a gradu-
ate of ACA, with dual enroll-
ment through North Florida
Community College, and has
a 3.48 GPA.
She plans to attend
NFCC to finish
her Associates
of Science de-
gree, and then
she will pursue
a degree in pre-
natal nursing.
She is the
daughter of
Brenda and Jeff
Sorensen of
The mem-
bers of the Club
award these
with funds
raised through
their annual
Holiday Cakes
Sale ahd various
events through-
out the year. H

"It's because of the gen-
erosity of this community
that we are able to give these,
very deserving students
scholarships," relates
Amanda Ouzts, a member of
the club.

annah Sorensen


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by the Monticello Woman's
Club and Farmers and Mer-
chants Bank. Tickets cost is
$15, contact the Chamber at
June 19
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at Clprist'
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
June 19-21
Wag the Dog Thrift &
Treasure Shop opened 12 4
p.m., Thursday and Friday,
10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday at
315 North Jefferson Street.
Proceeds to benefit the Jef-
ferson County Humane So-
ciety, 997-4540.
June 20-21
JCHS Class of 1963 will
meet 6 p.m. Friday and 5:30
p.m. Saturday at Johnston's
Locker Plant. Contact Virgil
Davis for more information
at 997-5706 or 251-5841.
June 20
Watermelon Festival
Arts and Crafts Show open
downtown, and Rotary Bar-
becue at the Monticello
Opera House, from noon
until 5:30 p.m.; Street Dance
and Boy Scout Cake Walk
and Contest beginning at 7
p.m. on Cherry and Dog-
wood streets; Children's
Theater 7 p.m. on the Opera
House stage.
June 21
Watermelon Festival
Breakfast 7:30 a.m. at FMB;
Melon Run 8:15 a.m., on
Tiger Lane; Arts and Crafts
Show opens at 9 a.m.; Festi-
val Parade begins at 10 a.m.;
Children's Theater on the
Opera House Stage at 11:30
a.m.; Platform events with
live entertainment from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. on Cherry
and Dogwood streets. A Car
Show will be presented all
day Saturday in the FMB
parking lot.
June 21
' AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at Christ Epis-
copal Church Annex, 425
North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
June 24
Jefferson County Com-
munity Coalition meets 9:30
a.m. on the last Tuesday of
the month in the Public Li-
brary Conference Room. For
more information contact
Donna Hagan at 948-2741 or

June 24
Triple LLL'Club meets
at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth
Tuesday of each month in
the fellowship hall of the
First Baptist Church Monti-
cello for a meeting with a
program and speaker, and
potluck lunch. Contact the
church at 997-2349 for more
June 24
Capital Area Commu-
nity Action Agency, Inc. will
hold its regularly scheduled
board of directors meeting 7
p.m. Tuesday, at 309 Office
Plaza Drive, Tallahassee. For
additional information call
Diane Haggerty at 222-2043.
June 25
A member of Congress-
man Allen Boyd's staff will
visit the Jefferson County
Public Library 9:30 11:30
a.m. on the fourth Wednes-
day of every month so that
the people of Jefferson
County have the opportu-
nity to discuss issues of con-
June 27
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
June 27
Family Skate Night is
held 7 p.m. on thelast 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.
June 27-28
USDA Commodities and
Second Harvest will wel-
come volunteers to bag food
packages 6:30 p.m. Friday
evening for distribution 9-11
a.m. Saturday at the New
Bethel AME Church 6496
Ashville Highway Contact
Essie Norton at 997-5683 for
June 28
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.- for updates.

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:
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Wednesday,June 11, 2008




JCHS Class of 1963 Reunion

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson
County High School
Class of 1963 will hold
its 45th Class Re-
union Friday and Sat-
urday, June 20-21 at

Johnston's Locker
Plant, 1480 West
Washington Street in
On Friday evening
there will be an infor-
mal social gathering
.beginning at 6 p.m.
arid on Saturday

evening the social
hour will begin at
5:30 with a meal at
For more informa-
tion about this week-
end gathering contact
Virgil Davis at 997-
5706 or 251-5841.

AlAT Ar TTht'. T GI ONx'Ir T AT

Photo Submitted

r, r llJL R E Kurt Seaburg, hazardous waste director for Alachua County, left, Rosemary Bottcher,
Al Gomez, of Broward County.

Boyd recognized for his strong support of At Annual Conference

regional development in North Florida Jefferson County Di- programs, at the annual Beach.
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Thursday, May 29,
Congressman Allen
Boyd received the 2008
Congressional Partner-
ship Award from the
Apalachee Regional
Planning Council
(ARPC) for his work to

promote community, eco-
nomic, and infrastruc-
ture development
programs in North
Florida, at the Ramada
Inn Conference Center.
The ARPC members
from the counties of

Leon, Calhoun, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson,
Jefferson, Liberty,
Wakulla, and their 28 re-
spective municipalities
will present the award to
Congressman Boyd.
The Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council.
is recognized as Florida's
only multi-purpose re-
gional entity that is in a
position to plan for and
coordinate intergovern-
mental solutions to
growth-related prob-
lems. The council fo-
cuses on regional
transportation, emer-
gency management, eco-.
nomic development, and
other needs of the com-
munities in the region.

VFW Post
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Members of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 251 and
the Ladies Auxiliary paid
homage to the fallen service
men and women, who paid
the ultimate price in the name
of freedom, peace, Memorial
Day May 26.
The Post and Auxiliary
held a commemorative cere-
mony after an 8:30 a.m. com-
munity breakfast at Jake's
Post Commander Byron
Barnhart and District II Com-
mander John Nelson, Sr., hon-
ored members who had died
this past year with a Cross of
Remembrance. Post officers
and Auxiliary President Mary
Madison, laid the red, white
and blue Flowers of Remem-
brance at the foot of the cross.
Family members of the
demised comrades each
placed aflag at the head of the
Nelson, then placed a
commemorative flag above
those flags, observing all un-
known veterans whose lives
were lost, and honoring those
soldiers who' are serving
The Post members re-
membered included; Ike An-
derson, Wilbur Barrington,
James Brown, Mark Dean,
Joseph Early Fred Gallon,
Fred Thomas, and Herbert
"These heroes served in
conflict to protect our land.
They were those who surren-
dered their dreams to pre-
serve the hope of our nation,
and they all fought and died to
keep America free," said
"Do most non-veterans re-
ally recognize the importance
of the day honoring their fel-
low Americans killed in war?
Judging from what Memorial
Day has become, simply an-

rector..LUi U UoU VVwiasteL ,
Beth Thorne, was recog-
nized for accomplishing
"the most significant im-
provement" of all county

Uconi erence oU Ll or iU 1a..i
Chapter of the North
American Hazardous Ma-
terials Management As-
sociation, at Daytona

able to attend, Rosemary
Bottcher attended in her
place and accepted the
award for her.

RSVP For Savvy Senior Program

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Capital Health Plan
will present "The Savvy
Senior Program" 10:30
a.m. to 12:30.p.m. Monday,
June 16 at the Monticello
Opera House.
Savvy Senior is a
monthly program to assist
seniors in optimizing their
health, independence and
quality of life through
community outreach.
In addition, this pro-
gram offers community
support by bringing a vari-

251 Obse

ety of resources to Jeffer- since the initial kick-off
son County, which in- held in March 2008, and
cludes health screenings usually held every third
and other community Thursday of the month.
services. The Savvy Senior Pro-
Lunch will be pro- gram is open" to the com-
vided, RSVP by June 12, to munity as a service
Ivy Nixson, program coor- provided by Capital Health
dinator of senior volun- Plan.
teer programs for Elder Contact Wellness Coor-
Care Services, inc. at 523- dinator Tequila Hagan,
7333 ASAR BSES, MSM Capital Health
Health screenings and Plan, and. Health Promo-
exhibitors will be available tions at 523-7491 for more
before and after the pro- information. "
gram and lunch. Join the group, meet
This is the fourth pro- new friends, and become a
gram in Jefferson County Savvy Senior.

rves Memorial Day

Smart Retirement Savings
Moves for Gen Xers
Provided by Robert J. Davison
If you belong to "Generation X" generally defined as those
born between 1965 and 1980 you've got many years to go until
you retire. However, that doesn't mean you should delay saving
for retirement but that's exactly what many of your peers are
doing. And in the process, they may be jeopardizing the retire-
ment lifestyle they've envisioned.
Consider the following:
More than one in three workers ages 35 to 44 aren't saving
anything for retirement, according to a survey by the Em-
ployee Benefit Research Institute.
Nearly half of all Gen Xers are at risk of being unable to
maintain their standard of living in retirement, according
to the Center of Retirement Research at Boston College.
These figures are daunting but they don't necessarily mean that
you will fall short of your retirement goals. As a Gen Xer, you
have, on your side, the world's most valuable asset time. By
using it wisely, and by following proven savings and investment
strategies, you can make excellent progress toward your impor-
tant retirement goals.
What savings and investment strategies should you pursue? Here
are a few ideas:
Take full advantage of your 401(k). If your employer offers
a 401(k) or similar plan, such as a 403(b) or 457(b), put
in as much as you can afford each year and increase your
contribution every time you get a raise. Your 401(k) earn-
*ings can potentially grow on a tax-deferred basis, and you
generally contribute pre-tax dollars, so the more you put
in, the lower your annual taxable income. At a minimum,
contribute enough to earn your employer's match, if one
is offered. And if you leave your job, try to avoid liquidat-
ing your 401(k) account. Instead, consider rolling over
your 401(k) to an IRA or to your new employer's retire-
ment plan, if such transfers are allowed.
Open an IRA. Even if you have a 401(k), you can proba-
bly still contribute to an IRA, as well and you should.
You can fund an IRA with virtually any type of invest-
ment, such as stocks, bonds, government securities and
Certificates of Deposit (CDs). And you'll get valuable tax
benefits, too a traditional IRA can grow tax-deferred,
while a Roth IRA offers potentially tax-free earnings, as
long as you ve had your account at least five years and
don't start taking withdrawals until you're 59-1/2.
Don't invest too conservatively. Many people are afraid of
investing in the stock market, given its ups and downs.
Yet, historically, stocks have outperformed all other finan-
cial assets. And while it's true that past performance can-
not guarantee future results, it's also true that if you only
invest in "conservative" investments, such as Treasury
bonds or CDs, you might not even keep up with inflation,
much less earn enough to reach your retirement savings
goals. Consequently, you'll want to include a reasonable
percentage of quality stocks in your investment portfolio.
Cut down on your debts. The more money you spend pay-
ing off debts, the less you'll have to invest for the future.
Try hard to live within your means and work diligently to
reduce your debt load.
It will take effort, patience and discipline, but by following these
suggestions, you can boost your chances of attaining a financially
secure retirement. Get started soon.

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
Financial Advisor
205 E. Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Bus. 850-997-2572 Fax 866-462-9184
Cell 850-933-3329
Making Sense of Investing

placed flags at a gravesite; if
you marched in a Memorial
Day parade; if you took part
in a Patriotic Program; or
flew a flag outside your
home; whether done individ-
ually or collectively it was
the thought that counts," she
'As America's older vet-
erans fast disappear from so-
ciety there are fewer
standard-bearers left to carry
on the torch of remem-
brance," said Madison.
"Whatever form of remem-
brance/recognition you per-
formed, we who are alive
and free say thank you, God
bless you, and God bless
America," Madison con-
The Post meets every
first Sunday evening at 5
p.m., at Memorial MB
Church. Post Auxiliary
Ladies meet every first Mon-
day at 6:30 p.m., at Memorial
MB Church. For informa-
tion or applications, call
Barnhart at 997-2854 or
Madison at 997-4504.

Photo Submitted
VFW Post 2512 and Ladies Auxiliary Cross of Remembrance;
at the foot are Flowers of Remembrance (red, white and blue), at
the head are Flags of Remembrance observing Post 251 departed
comrades, and above those flags is the Commemorative Flag,
observing the unknown soldiers and those who are now serving.
other day off from
work/school, the resounding I i i
answer is no to the first ques-
tion and yes to the latter," said
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as a whole, takes for granted.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monticello News 7A

History of Father's Day

With Father's Day coming
Sunday June 15, a look at how
this celebration came to be, in-
dicates that it was inspired by
its predecessor, Mother's Day.
Reportedly Sonora Smart
Dodd, of Spokane, WA, was
listening to a Mother's Day
sermon in her church and
thought that fathers needed
the same sort of recognition.
Her own mother died in
1898. She was one of six chil-
dren. Her father raised his
children alone after his wife's
death. She felt that her father

definitely deserved some
recognition. She began work-
ing through Protestant
churches and local groups in
the Spokane area to promote
this holiday
,She proposed that the
third Sunday in June become
Father's Day and instead of a
carnation traditionally worn
on Mother's Day a rose should
be worn on Father's Day
She circulated a petition
at first among ministers and
church organizations, and the
first Father's Day observances

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Jefferson County

Steve Daniels


The tie became the tradi- that dad would like. Commer-
tional Father's Day gift, along cial retailers jumped on the
with tobacco items, shirts or bandwagon to turn this holi-
anything that was masculine day into a monetary success.

took place in churches and
were similar to the Mother's
Day celebrations.
The church also used Fa-
ther's Day as a way to promote
the masculine side of Christi-
anity and to remind men, who
might become fathers, and all
fathers, of their obligation to
look after their families' spiri-
tual welfare.
Dodd then formed a com-
mittee to promote the new
church celebration by getting
political endorsements, an-
swering questions from
around the country and put-
ting on local celebrations. Al-
though she did a lot of work,
the idea of a Father's Day did
not catch on as quickly as a
Mother's Day did.
By 1920, Father's Day had
pretty well evaporated from
the American social calendar
and Dodd had moved on to
O other interests. But after
0V studying at the Art Institute of
Chicago and working as a
fashion designer in Holly-
wood, she came home to
Spokane ten years later in the

FaSLIr Das DJokli

A Letter From College:

Dear Dad,
schooll i$ really great. I am making
lot$ of friend$ and studyingg very hard.
With all my tufff, I $imply can't -think of
anything I need, $o if you would like,
you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would
love to hear from you.
Your $on

Helping Y
A clergyman walking down a coun-
try lane and sees a young farmer strug-
gling to load hay back onto a cart after
it had fallen off.
"You look hot, my son," said the
cleric. "why don't you rest a moment,
and I'll give you a hand."
"No thanks," said the young man.
"My father wouldn't like it."
"Don't be silly," the minister said.

The Reply:
Dear Son,
I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics,
and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep
even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt for-
get that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a
NOble task, and you can never study

our Father
"Everyone is entitled to a break.
Come and have a drink of water."
Again the young man protested
that his father would be upset. Losing
his patience, the clergyman said, "Your
father must be a real slave driver. Tell
me where I can find him and I'll give
him a piece of my mind!"
"Well," replied the young farmer,
"he's under the load of hay."

At that time, she resumed
her campaign for a Father's
Day By this time, the holiday
celebrated only in churches,
was 25 years old. Suddenly
there was a renewed interest
and Father's Day got a little
boost, at least in Eastern
Washington State. But, the
rest of the United States was-
n't so enthused and took it as
just another excuse for a holi-
day especially when it came to
the commercial issues. After
all, what did men want with
sentimental things like flow-
ers, gifts and greeting cards?
However, the Associated
Men's Wear Retailers of New
York City took on the chal-
lenge of getting a Father's Day,
in this country as they knew
the commercial potential.
In 1938, they set up The
Council for the Promotion of
Father's Day The council
worked with florists, tobac-
conists, stationers and men's
clothiers across the United
States to promote Father's
Day"Give Dad Something To
Wear," became their slogan.
President Calvin Coolidge
had originally recommended
that Father's Day become an
official observance in 1924.
But it took years until 1972
when President Richard
Nixon signed a proclamation
proclaiming the third Sunday
in June as Father's Day
Dodd died in 1978 at the
age of 96, and only lived to see
her holiday celebrated for a
few years. Today, the Father's
Day Council estimates that
this observance brings in ap-
proximately $1 billion a year
in retail sales.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008



Spring Sports Play-Offs ... i

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Recreation Depart-
ment Director Kevin
Aman reports the results
of the Spring Sports play-
offs action.
In the T-ball play-offs,
Capital City Bank defeated
Rotary, 20-14; and Rotary
downed the Bankers, 20-17.
In the Cal Ripkin Little
League play-off, Farmers
and Merchants Bank

blanked Jefferson Farmers
Market, 3-0. Nick Roberts
was named the FMB win-
ning pitcher. He gave up
two walks, one hit-by-
pitch, and struck out 13.
At the plate for FMB,
Capas Kinsey went two for
three with a homerun;
Nick Roberts, one for two
with a triple; and Gage
Sparks, one for two.
Collecting the lone hit
for the Farmers, was Tan-
ner Aman.

The 2008 Awards Pro-
gram. for T-Ball, Coach
Pitch, Cal Ripkin and Soft-
ball, was 7 p.m., Thursday,
June 5, at the old Jefferson
County High School audi-
* The Cal Ripkin Dis-
trict Tournament was held
June 6-8 in Madison, and
the Jefferson County All-
Stars played their first
game at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
June 6, against the Madi-
son All-Stars.

The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
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

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)


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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Submitted
Robby Thigpen

Thigpen Follows Dad's Footsteps

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Robby Thigpen is off
to a good start following
in his dad's footsteps in-
the great American pass-
time, baseball, after being
awarded a partial schol-
arship for Carson New-
man College Division II
in Jefferson City, TN,
where he will play in the
three positions he played
in high school, shortstop,
third baseman, and
pitcher, until coaches de-
termine which he plays
the best.
During his final year
at Shorecrest High School
in St. Petersburg, Thig-

pen acquired many hon-
ors and acknowledgments.
Thigpen was chosen for
the Dixie All Tournament.

Team, Seminole All Tour-
nament Team, All Bay
Conference All Star Team,
Pinellas County Private
Schools All Star Team,

Pinellas County All
Schools All Star Team,
Most Valuable Player, and
the 2-A Player of the Year.
He wound up his sen-
ior year with a 6-3 record,
he had a batting average
of .400, and he ripped four
Thigpen is the son of
county native Bobby (for-
mer White Sox pitcher).
and Keri Thigpen and he6
has one sister, Rachael,:
who will be a sophomore,
at Shorecrest next year.
He is the grandson of:
Donna Smith, of Aucilla,:
Willie.and Geraldine Thig
pen, of Monticello, and:
Allen and Sara Kessler, of:
St. Petersburg.

Stephen Dollar Readies

For Boys State

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Florida State Univer-
sity will play host to the
annual Girls and Boys
State Program, welcom-
ing hundreds of deserv-
ing soon-to-be seniors
from all around Florida
onto campus. .
Aucilla Christian
Academy student
Stephen Dollar was se-
lected by the American
Legion Post 49 to attend
on the basis of his poten-
tial leadership qualities.
He and 300 girls and
519 boys will attend sepa-
rate weeklong sessions
.that help to develop a bet-
ter perspective on how
government operates.
Once the girls and
boys arrive they will have
the opportunity to partic-
ipate in political organi-
zations from the local to
the state level.
As citizens of their
mock government the
students will hold city,
county and state elec-
tions while organized
into two political parties.
Each party will hold
conferences to establish

its policies and elect can-
didates for state offices.
To effectively run
their parties throughout
the week students will
have the help of coun-
selors, lawyers, business-
men and former program
The first session will

begin June 12 for the
girls, with a reception on
the Union Green.
During the week
Jackie Ihnenfeld, chair of
the Florida Girls State
Program, has planned to
have the girls sit in on
scheduled guest speakers
who include Florida Gov-
ernor Charlie Crist, Lieu-
tenant Governor Jeff
Kottkamp and Chief Fi-

nancial Officer of Florida
Alex Sink.
Girls will also spend-
several days visiting the:
Capitol Building.
The session will con-
clude with an award cere-:
mony June 19 in room 101:
of the new FSU class-:
room building, known as:
The boys' session'
will begin at 11 a.m.
June 22 and continue
until the following Sat-
urday, June 28.
Gene Smith, director'
of the Florida Boys State
Program, has invited:
speakers who include:
Tallahassee Mayor Johnr
Marks, Florida Attorney;
General Bill McCollum,
and Dr. Al Bohl, well-:
known author and moti-.
vational speaker.
By the end of the-
week, the Girls and Boys:
State program will have:
helped students to un:
derstand. the privileges'
and responsibilities of:
being a citizen of the:
United States so they:
may in the future prop-
erly participate in the,
functioning of their govw





Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monticello News 9A



Shalin Pitts
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Mid-
dle/High School 2008 Co-Vale-
dictorian Cadet Lieutenant
Colonel Shalin Pitts was pre-
sented the Association of the
United States Army (AUSA) Ac-
ademic and Leadership Award,
Thursday, June 5.
Each year AUSA recog-
nizes individual JROTC Cadets
in high schools with a JROTC
program for exceptional aca-
demic and leadership skills.
The AUSA is a volunteer organ-
ization of military personnel,
which provides community sup-
port to students in the form of
scholarships and special recog-
Pitts is a four-year veteran
of the Jefferson County JROTC
program. He has been the
mainstay of the Color Guard
program and a participant in
the JROTC Summer Camp pro-
gram. This year, he has served
as the cadet Battalion Com-
mander from January 2008 to
June 2008.
He has provided staff guid-
ance and planning efforts for
several events including the An-
nual Unit Inspection, Military
Ball and Awards Ceremony
"His contributions to -the
success of the JROTC program
over the past four years have
been many," said Lieutenant
Colonel, retired, Joseph Mem-
rick. "He has served as a solid
leader and Cadet. We all wish
Shalin unbounded success and
happiness in the years to
Command Sergeant Major

Earns Army Academic,
retired, Dwight Mack added, "It viding Shalin wit
has been both an honor and a tools necessary to r
privilege to have been a part of every challenge th,
Cadet Lt. Colonel Shalin Pitts' way head-on.
growth and development over Mack conclude
the past four years. It's been so JROTC family, we tl


Monticello News photo by Fran Hunt, J
Sgt. Major Dwight Mack presents Cadet Lt. Col. S
with the Army Academic and Leadership Award, Jun
recently Pitts served as Cadet Battalion Commani

heart-warming to see our young
people grow to become produc-
tive citizens. All the accolades
and personal achievements that
Shalin has received were well
"It is an absolute must that
I mention the parents of this
young, humble, respectful
young man," said Mack. "I
know his mother and farther
personally and they have truly
provided the best upbringing
you could want for any child.
Darcy and Charles Pitts should
hold their heads proudly high,
for they have succeeded in pro-

all your time and hel
ing the JROTC pro
mains successful. We
have done it without
We wish Shalin many
cesses in life at God's
After receiving
and congratulations,
"I am so grateful for t
that Command Serge
Dwight Mack has gi
both JROTC and sch
past four years. I
thankful for the help
that Lieutenant Coloi
Memrick has offered

Leadership Award
all of the "Having been the JROTC
eet any and Battalion Executive Officer
t comes his from August 2007 to December
2007 and the Battalion Com-
, "From the mander from January 2008 to
ank you for June 2008, have been among the
most exciting times I have ever
had," he said.
.. "JROTC has indeed given
me the discipline and moral ca-
pacity needed to be the best I
can be. As Valedictorian for the
..v- Class of 2008, I owe much grati-
tude to the wonderful principles
and academics taught through
the JROTC program."
Pitts added that he is hon-
ored to have been offered a full
four-year scholarship to FAMU
and he has thankfully accepted
it. He also received a $500 schol-
arship from Shirley Washing-
ton, who is an avid supporter of
He plans to enter the
June 5, 2008 School of Journalism at FAMU
and he intends to eventually
;halin Pitts enter Broadcast Journalism as
e 5. Most a career.
der in the "JROTC has helped me be-
come the citizen my country
p in ensur- needs me to be, and for that, I
ogram re- am truly thankful," Pitts said.
e could not "Sgt. Major Mack has been a
your help. second father to me."
more suc- While attending JCMHS,
speed." Pitts was a member of the Na-,
the award tional Honor Society, and Aca-
Pitts said, demic Team. He was
he support vice-president and assistant
cant Major secretary of the Student Coun-
ven me in cil.

ool for the
I am also
and advice
nel Joseph
d me this

He offers this advice to stu-
dents, "Sacrifice what you want
for what you have to do. Use
your time wisely and get your
work done before moving on to
other things."

Monticello News photo by Debbie Snapp, June 5, 2008

Dakota Davis Earns Top FCAT Score

Fran Hunt
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The family of Dakota
Davis, a 2008 Jefferson Elemen-
tary School third grader, was
recently notified that he scored
a five (the highest grade possi-
ble) in reading and mathemat-
ics on the FCAT.
"We're all so very proud of
him," said his mother, Scarlet
Davis. "Study has always come
naturally to him. When he had
homework, five or ten minutes

after he started working on it,
he was finished. He's just a
natural genius, it seems."
She describes Dakota as
the typical nine-year-old boy
outside. He enjoys running
and playing, and his hobbies
include reading, telling jokes,
and doing word searches.
Dakota has an older
brother, Dennis and younger
brother, Alex, and he is the
grandson of Eva (a bus driver
in the school district) and John
Davis, of Monticello.







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10 OA Monticello News

Wednesday, June 11,2008

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moveable side bodies, lift gate, good
condition. $4.500, obo. 997-1582.
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Excellent Condition!
1 Owner, $10,000
70,500 miles; V6 3.5 Liter;
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Power Windows Alloy Wheels
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Premium Sound
Front Side Air Bags
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Tilt Wheel Cruise Control
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Two-Tone Paint
Wood Grain/ Leather Steering
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(for rain or snow)
rtn, nc.
1998 Toyota T-100. 4wd, body
& tires in good shape. May be seen
at Jimmy's Auto on East Washington
Street. Call 997-3862.

great for around town & shop com-
mutes. New $950. 850-242-9342

Apartments for Rent at Coopers
Pond. 2 BR/1 BA available July 1.
Call 997-5007.
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
3- Park Models. fully furnished w/
2- Mobile Homes 850-997-1638
No calls before 9 am or after 9 pm

Apartments: lbr/lbth, $525
mth.Realtor Tim Peary, 997-4340

Farming Land For Lease
call 284-7685.

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
This position will be responsible for providing child care resource & refer-
ral services, interviewing customers to determine child and family needs,
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
detail, and the ability to work in a changing environment.
Travel will be required.
Mail resumes and salary requirements (including position title) to:
Early Learning Coalition 325 John Knox Road Building L- Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL32303Attn: Human Resources

Library Administrative Assistant--- 5 to 10 hours per week at
per hour.' REQUIREMENTS: Associates or Bachelors degree. Ba
and computer skills. Work with the administrator and the systems
keep the office running smoothly. A librarian degree is a plus. M
to travel in Franklin, Jefferson and Wakulla Counties.
DUTIES : Maintain office keeping accurate financial and billing
typing letters and other correspondence on Microsoft Word; kee
filing system; taking board minutes; care of office machines and
Assist with book purchasing and processing. Additional duties--
and pay may be possible: Maintain library websites weekly. A
available at Wilderness Coast Public Libraries Administrative C
BOX 551, Monticello FL 32345, or on the web www.wildernessc
850-997-7400. Open until filled. An equal Opportunity Employe

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shrub removal, bum piles. Contact
Gary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-
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6 Lots For Sale
12x20 upfront
Earl Parnell 997-1557
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Fresh Chicken Eggs, $2
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Experience can help!

Noble Subdivision 3br/ 2ba Mobile
1 ,:,me in excCllent shape, carport, big
enclosed shop. carport $89,900o

5/30,tfn,c. OneAcre Clark Rd $25,000
- Ship Home 3/I on i ac $ ,.'.c
$10 to $12 Spacious near LIS 2- : hm, p.rol, 2
basic clerical outbuildings 2.5 ac $325,000
librarian to
lust be able InIwnreasure 2 bedroom i bath
bcsauntfid floors $i 2q,goo
ng records; Thompson tilley Rd 2' humI c 33
ping a neat acmoslydeared $95,000
computers. Great Location 3/2 hom 1.56 ac, bg
more hours bam,green hse [$65,000
application Murmuring Creek 5.2 acres, septic
office P.O. tank $69,500 The Budd House 4/2 high ceilings
r. grnat porches, $}S3',c.oo
6/6,11, c Pricedto Sel! hillside acresin
Aucilla Shores $50,000
* Mixed Use Property 12 acre 4
houseN/ac allowed 5306,5oo0/ac
Very Pretty 5 lovely acres on paved
road $15,500 per acre
Horse Farm 29 acres DW w/
fireplace, stables, $329,ooo
4,tfn,nc Deal! 4/3,5 ac/fenced/2car garage/
rk pine w/ pool/guesthse, shop pasture/1oo
pecans $365,000
Prime Commercia Property near
ler- Pazza Hur 6 5 acs S650,000
Waukeenah Highway 27.99 ac
pasture, fenced, pond $545,000
l/18,tfn, nc.
Government Farms Road very
Pre rN acres w/planted pines, big
oaks, high, 10o,ooo000
Timberland 156 ac some pines divide
ru 6/27,pd. by Hwy$2oo000/ac

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King sized mattress, very clean $50.

Hollands U-Pick BLUE ]
3502 Aucilla Road, Mont
$8.00 gal. U-pic
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6/4,tfn,nc. Skeptical about some of those
"holier than thou" types you've met?
BERRIES Jesus was, too. Christ Episcopal
icello, FL. Church. three blocks N of the court-
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ck. 11:00.997-4116.6/1


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June 20-21, Rain or Shine, 8am to
3pm. 80 Kaptain Drive Waukeenah,
Southern Grove Estates, 2/10 mile
south of Hwy 259 on U.S. 27.


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166 E. Dogwood Monticello Gifts

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Tallahassee, FL 32308
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F Real Estate

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

Alice Williams Sander
Personal Representative
68 Hummingbird Lane
Monticello, Florida 32344


CASE NO.: 07-231 CAI


Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
or Order dated. MAY 28, 2008, entered in Civil Case Number 07-231 CA,
in the Circuit Court for JEFFERSON County, Florida, wherein
OF SEPTEMBER 1. 2006 WITHOUT RECOURSE is the Plaintiff, and
CHRISTOPHER ALLEN TOELLE, et al., are the Defendants. I will sell
the property situated in JEFFERSON County, Florida, described as:

Commence at the intersection of the north boundary of the south half of|
the southwest quarter of Section 31, Township 3 North, Range 5 East, Jef-
ferson County, Florida and the East Right-of-Way line of U.S. 19 and run
S. 0 degrees 47 min. E. 67.30 ft. along said right of way line to the point
of beginning, thence N. 89 degrees 05 min. E. 628.50 ft. to a point, thence
S. 0 degrees 47 min. E. 277.30 ft. to a point, thence S. 89 degrees 05 min.
W. 628.50 ft. to a point on the East right of way line of U.S. 10, thence N.
0 degrees 47 min. W. 277.30 ft. to the point of beginning.

Containing 4.0 acres, more or less, and being a part of the south half of the
southwest quarter of Section 31, Township 3 North, Range 5 East, Jeffer-
son County, Florida.

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Room 10, Jef-
ferson County Courthouse. Intersection US Highways 19 and 90, Monti-
cello, FL 32344, at 11:00 a.m. on the 26 day of June, 2008. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale. Dated: May 28, 2008.

Kirk B. Reams
By: Tyler Sherrod
Golson Law Firm,
1230 South Myrtle Avenue, Suite 105,
Clearwater, Florida 33756-3445

"In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need
of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within
seven (7) days priQr to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office
of the Court, Jefferson County Courthouse. Intersection US Highways 19
and 90, Monticello, FL 32344, telephone 8503420220, TDD 1-800-955-
8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service".


For Sale

Clean 25 Ib Bundles
only $2 each

Now excepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and most other insurances


* Jeff Commumnties water system Board A dl NOT meet on Thursday
'.June 12, next meeting will be in July 6/11/08

The Jefferson Count., Coordinaor' Office i, n>rl. accepting bid. iluo',ugh
July 11, 2008,.for the resurfacing and surfacing of the parking and drive-
way area at Mamie Scott Drive Park in Monticello Florida 32344. There
will be a mandatory site visit that all contractors are required to attend
prior to bids. The date of the site visit will be on June 24, 2008 between
8:00 am and 9:30 am. Bids must be submitted by 3:00 pm July 11, 2008.
Please contact, Henry Gohlke at 850-342-0287 for a scheduled ap-
pointment time for that date.

The Cii\ f t M 'n celk. Cit. Council ,v il11 o.nduict hurr.ajr.c prr-.rLd-
ness workshop on Thursday, June 19"' at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 245 S.
Mulberry Street.
File Number: 08-24-PR


The administration of the estate of MITCHELL FREDERICK
SANDER, 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 1 Courthouse 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
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court
The date of the first publication of this notice is June 4, 2008.

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12A Monticello News

Wednesday June 11, 2008

FMB Wins Bed Race, Best Dressed Bed

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Farmers & Merchants
Bank took both the Best
Dressed Bed and the Travel-
ing Bed Trophy, along with
bragging rights as the win-
ner of the 7th Annual Al-
trusa Bed Race The FMB
charity of choice, which is
to receive 50 percent of the
proceeds from the races, is
the Watermelon Festival,
The FMB "bed mobile"
was creatively decorated in
black with the bright yellow
insignia of Batman on both
the head and footboards.
Runners Bobby Walker and
Josh Young were dressed as
Batman and Robin, and
rider Courtney Kinsey, as
They ,included a boom
box complete with the
theme from the Batman TV
series and orange and yel-
low streamers affixed to the
headboard to resemble
Spectators stood deep,
down Olive Street, awaiting
the crowd-pleasing laugh-
filled event, cheering for
their favorite teams, and
fiercely laughing as the
races commenced. Event
Chair, Lisa Reasoner, esti-
mated :that the number of
spectators this year was
much greater than in the
In the first heat, a new

team to he ., colorfully dec-
races this year orated with
from Monti- fish print
cello Hairline. sheets, and
was seeded ..F pegged Going
against team Fishing. The
United Wa.: headboard
The bed of i was decorated
M o n t i c el Io. in native
Hairlines, cre- limbs and
ated by Paul shrubs, the
Shepard, was rider, com-
designed to re- plete with
semble a yel- fishing pole in
low stock car. hand, and
The bed of even a couple
United Way, of extra poles
entitled "Life- and a bait
savers" was bucket con-
decorated tat in in g
complete with g u m m y
colorful life- worms, was
savers sheets fastened to
and logo. the head-
At the board.
blast of the And they're
whistle, they off! The FMB
were off. Beds bed mobile
bolted from flew from the
the starting line taking an
line, staying early lead
pretty much over Rotary,
neck and neck, which was
resulting in swerving
multiple side- from one side
swipes and col- of the road to
lisions along the other and
the one block Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, June 6, 2008 backagain, all
course. The The FMB Bed Mobile crossed the line well ahead of Kiwanis to take the prestigious Traveling through the
two teams Bed Trophy and bragging rights during the 7h annual Altrusa Bed Race. course. FMB
rounded the easily took the
cones with difficulty which sions continued half way to and a half bed lengths. win as team Rotary was
slowed the United Way team the finish line and resulted In the second heat, FMB rounding the cones to re-
slightly and gave Monticello in Monticello Hairlines tak- was pitted against team Ro- turn to the finish line.
Hairlines the edge. Colli- ing the win by a good two tary The Rotary bed was In the third heat, Kiwa-

nis faced off against Monti-
cello Hairlines, whose run-
ners were still apparently
short of breath from their
first race. Kiwanis shot
from the line taking a siz-
able lead as Monticello
Hairlines weaved all over
the road. Rounding the
cones, Monticello Hairlines
began closing the gap, but
Kiwanis swung wide, clear-
ing the cones easily and
Monticello Hairline appar-
ently struggled getting the
bed around the cones with-
out touching them. Kiwa-
nis flew across the finish
line for the win, well ahead
of Monticello Hairlines.
The forth and final heat
of the day resulted in FMB
pitted against Kiwanis. Off
they went. FMB and Kiwa-
nis remained neck and neck
with FMB continuously
ramming Kiwanis, which
resulted in Kiwanis eventu-
ally hitting the curb, climb-
ing up into the grass and
becoming stuck, and the two
competitors' beds appar-
ently locked together. FMB
quickly wiggled its bed mo-
bile loose and continued the
race, as team Kiwanis con-
tinued to struggle in an at-
tempt to free their bed from
the grassy curb, which they
were finally able to accom-
plish, but all too late. Before
Kiwanis could even round
the cones to turn back to the
finish line, FMB crossed the
line and took the win.

Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, June 6, 200'8
The FMB Dynamic Duo of Josh Young (Robin), and Bobby
Walker (Batman), prior to the races

Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, June 6, 2008
Team United Way, pushers Will Hartsfield and JT Ward, and
rider Monica Evans.

Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, June 6, 2008
Team Monticello Hairlines, Adam Fato and Ridgely Plaines
are pushers and rider Joanna Cobb.

Monticello News PotO y I-ran Hunt; June b, zuu2
Monticello News Photo By Fran, Hunt, June 6, 2008
Kiwanis, pushers Rob Mazur and Phil Barker, and rider Han- Rotary "Going' Fishing" bed competes in 7th annual bed
nah Sorensen. pushers race. From left to right, Nick Flynt, Kirk Reams, and Lisa McGin-
,nah Sorensen ley.

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