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140th Year No. 31 Wednesday, July 30, 2008 50# 464 +44


18iHg Fuel Costs ImDact

School Bus Routes, Stops


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lums, e added.
Did he know the
duties of a School
Board member?
He did. Mays said.
it was to prepare budg-
ets, set policies, pro-

= :-=have
ideas, and work with
parents and the com-
a n no

district's current

bud s said it was
about $9 mEion, a fig-
ure that Vollertsen con-
Given that the sta-
tistics showed that
only 40 percent of local
high school graduates
went to college, how
and for what was the
school district prepar-
ing the 60 percent that
didn't go to college, in-
terviewer Ron Cichon
asked Vollertsen.
Vollertsen said that
he believed that the
high school diploma
that they received^pre,
pared them for life and
the workplace in gen-
"A lot of them go
into construction, elec-
trical and other fields,"
he said.
Arundel was asked'
to expound on the
ideas that he had men-
tioned in his introduc-
With the ongoing
budget cuts and class-
size reductions, Arun-
del said he would like
to see the 60 percent ad-
dressed with the estab-
lishment of virtual
classes, alternative ed-
ucational courses and
trade and vocational
classes. Use of soft-
ware and laptops
would reduce the cost
of books and give stu-
dents and parents
greater accessibility to
the process, he said.
The School Board's
approval of the charter
school was an issue
that kept recurring
throughout the forum.
Challengers generally
acknowledged that
they would have sup-
ported the measure,
had they been in office.
Incumbents defended
their decision, point-
ing out that the charter
::h shhdd tan
school district criteria
for approval and that if
the board had rejected
the application, the dis-
trict likely would have
faced a lawsuit.
The candidates in
the District 2 race who
.. participated in the
forum were Gerrold
Please See
Forum Page 3A

their answers to corre-
spond to the questions.
Primary election takes
place Tuesday Aug. 26, and
the general election takes
place Tuesday Nov. 4. For
Candidates wishing to ad-
vertise in the section.
please call Emerald Greene
at 997-3568.

aMonticello News
Managing Editor
The Jeferson County
Journal will publish a spe-
cial election section in the
Aug. 22 edition, which will
contain a list of questions
to be answered by all candi-
dates in all county races,

:whether Democrat, Repub-
lican, or Non-Party
Each race will have its
own set of questions, par-
ticular to that race.
Questions must be picked
up in person at the Monti-
cello News Office, located
at 1215 North Jefferson
Street. Questions wU be

available for pickup
Wednesday July 30. Ques-
tions must be returned by 5
p.m., Aug. 18. If possible,
please email your answers
to: monticellonews @em-
Candidates are re-
quested to answer the ques-
tions in ordel: numbering

Rev. Dick Ballar,
appointed to Value
Adjustment Board.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Ten of the 11 indi-
viduals seeking offices
in the Districts 1, 2 and
4 School Board races

Commerce sponsored
candidates' forum on

5::id n
was Patricia Johnson.

rack" the c i catte
are Gerald Arundel,
LeClarence Mays, and
Ed Vollertsen, the in-
cumbent. School Board
races are nonpartisan,
hence the absence of
political party identifi-
cation for the candi-
Arundel, an Au-
cilla Shores resident,
father of three and self-
described "unorthodox
candidate". was brief
in his opening re-
niarks. He, however,
had some idati flat
.changing the system,
he said.
1\lays touted his
County roots, local pub-
lic school education,
and pm'suit of a higher
education degree,
Which he said he had
more or less put on
to teach at the district's
adult school. He was
enthusiastic about,
and committed to, the
kids and had the finan-
cial and educational
knowledge to make a
difference, he said.
Vollertsen related
his educational, mili-
tary and professional
work background, as
well as his affiliations
with various civic and
other organizations.
Bottom line, his experi-
ence and knowledge
made him the best can-
didate, he said. He also
accepted no contribu-
tions, which made him
beholden to no one per-
son or group, he said.
Tell us about your
community involve-
ment. Arundel was
He mentioned his
membership ill a
homeowners associa-
tion, 11 years of coach-
Ing kids' sports, and
his current participa-

To Mays: How had
11e prepared for the of-
flee he was seeking?
Since 11th grade he
had been mentoring in
the schools, he said.
What's more, he came
Rom a family of educa-
tors, worked at the
Boys & Girls Club with
children and had
helped build curricu-


Boariup ed the- -
per mile f el cost
frorrf $1.25 to $2.50.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Facing crippling fuel
costs and other trans-
portation-related budget
breakers, many rural
school districts across the
country are going to four-
day school weeks to con-
serve energy and cut
The idea is one that
School Superintendent
Phil Barker briety enter-
tained and rejected, based
on the impact that such a
move would have on par-
ents who.are already sad-
died with high daycare
expenses. But it's not to
say that the local school
district isn't taking steps
to address the exponen-
tially rising costs that fuel
increases are occasioning.
In fact, effective Aug. 18 -
the start of the new school
year the district will be
introducing slightly re-
vamped bus routes and
stops, as well as making
. Other changes that will
impact transportation-de-
pendent activities.
Bottom line, the dis-
- trict is expecting an m-

$890,174.96 for trans-
portation last year.
This year, the number
is expected to go up
to $929,813 for the
same purpose.
crease of nearly $40,000 in
transportation costs for
the coming school year:
Transportation costs, it
must be noted, take in
parts, and fleet mainte-
nance, as well as fuel. But
undoubtedly much of the
expected increase can be
attributed to rising fuel
Barker said on Mon-
day July 28, that the state
has allocated $380,000 for
the transportation needs
of the Jefferson County
School District in the com-
ing school year, which is
about average. That
amount, however, is
nearly $550,000 short of
what it wn actually cost
the district to meet its
transportation require-
How so?
Consider: the district
spent $890,174.96 for trans-
portation last year and has
tentatively budgeted
$929,813 for the same pur-
pose in the coming year.
which represents an in-
crease of $39,638.40 and a
difference of $549,815 from
the state allocation. As al-
ways, it will be up to the

Escalating fuel costs are causing school officials to
reevaluate the services that their districts' bus fleets provide.

district to make up the dif
ference from local taxes.
Hence, some of the
cost-saving measures that
the district has imple-
mented.relative to its
transportation services for
the coming year
Bus routes, for one
thing, have been cut back
wherever possible and
community stops in-
creased, according to
Barker. This means that
some students will have to
walk or be driven farther
distances to and from the
new bus routes and stops.
"They (routes and
stops) may not be as close
as the students and par-
ents feel they should be,"
Barker said.
But given the belt-
tightening that the new ex-
igency is necessitate ing,
any discomforts that the
changes occasion are the
minimums that the dis-
trict could figure under
the circumstances, he
said. Safety, moreover: was
always a consideration
when figuring out the
amended bus routes and
stops, he said.
"Safety has always

been upfront," Barker
Other changes that
the school district is im-
plementing for the new
school year in order to
mitigate the increasing
costs include canceling
the operation of three
buses that in the past have
shuttled students involved
in after-school activities
and curtailing field trips,
or at the least weighing
the trip's educational
* value versus its cost.
"We'll be monitoring
these things a lot more
carefully." Barker said.
The School Board
also, at' its most recent
meeting, upped the per-
mile fuel cost from $1.25 to
$2.50, Barker said. The
per-mile cost is what
groups are expected to pay
if they want to use a
school bus to go on a field
trip or other after-school
-Say the pep club
wants to send a pep squad
to a football game, we used
to pay that expense."
Barker said. "Now the
club will have to pay the

Appointed To
for many years on numer-
ous quasi-judicial boards
and committees in Jeffer-
son County.
Commissioners' other
choice for the VAB was
Nick Prine, who heads the
Planning Commission.
Both individuals volun-
teered to serve on the ad-
hoc board, which meets

once yearly to decide on
the petitions of individual
landowners and busi-
nesses that are challeng-
ing the official appraisal
of their properties for tax-
ing purposes.
Traditionally, VABs
have been composed of
three county commission-
ers and two School Board

who are
by the
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Bridal Page 12A brts
Classifieds & Legals 13A Spiritual Pathways
Farm & Outdoors 10A Section B
Fun & Games 8A Viewpoints


Answers Sought From Political Candidates

Some Routes Shortened,

Stops Combined

Dick Bailar
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County officials on
July 17 selected a citizen to
sit on the Value Adjust-
ment Board (VAB), per the
state's new requirements.
He is retired Congrega-
tionalist minister Dick
Bailar, who has been active

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kin is chad.'

Debby Demott has been the music teacher at Aucilla Christian
Academy for die past 20 \ears. She \\as brought up in a musical family
and the late ofmiusic has been with her ever since.
She enjoys working with children of all ages,
and that, along with her love of music, is what
brought her to ACA. "I just love kids and their
spontaneity: it's one of the reasons why I love
Working at Aucilla. say s Demon.
Her hobbies include: spending time with her
family. cooking, house decorating, visiting people
and distant places. "ll's just amazing when you go
ro another place and see holy beautiful it is. You
think Florida is beautiful, but then jou go somewhere else and you can
see the wonders that God has done: you can see his fingerprints every-
She has been married to her husband for the past 33 years. The
highlight of her life is her family, mainly her six grandchildren. whom
she adores.

Lisa Wheeler and Billy Humphrey were
crowned Little King and Queen at the Watermelon
Fatial in June, 1993.

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chairpersons of their respective boards.
Effective this year, however, VABs must
seat two property-owning citizens, one of
whom is appointed by the County
Commission and the other by the School
Other state-initiated changes include
the hiring of a private counselor and a
special magistrate to monitor the pro-
ceedings, with the- first being required
and the secolid optional,
It has been local officials' understand-
ing, from the several workshops that they
attended following the Legislature's for-
mulation of the new rules, that the state
would reimburse counties for the costs of
hiring the private counsel and special
magistrate. That, however, may not be
the case, according to acting County
AttorneyPaulaSparkman. -
"Nothing in the statute says anything
about reimbursement," Sparkman
informed commissioners on July 17.
She promised to research the matter
further. But so far, nothing that she had
read in the statute or the legislative bU
indicated that the county would be i-eim-
bursed, she said.
"I3ust don't feel comfortable making a
recommendation without further clarifi-

cation," Sparkman said.
As for the function of the special mag-
istrate, Sparkman said the individual
would act as an objective-third-party to
the hearing. The magistrate would take
liolitics put of the proceedings and
streamline the process, she said. Too, the
individual's recommendation to the
board wciuld be based on the facts and his
expertise, meaning that the VAB would
be hard-pressed to overturn the special
magistrate's recommendation without
justifiable cause and the facts
the decision, she said.
In light of Sparkman's expressed con-
cern about the reimbursement, commis-
sioners postponed a decision on the spe-
cial magistrate until she could report
back on her research.
As for the school.district's appoint-
ment of the second citizen, School
Superintendent Phil Barker reported
Monday, July 28, that the School Board
had not yet made the appointment.
Barker said School Board Attorney Buck
Bird had told the board of the require-
ment only recently.
The VAB doesn't meet until later this
year or early next year, after the tax
notices have gone out.

July 29, 1998
A candidate in the 1996
District 1 School board race is
alleging improprieties in the
way that the.Jefferson County
Democratic Executive commit-
tee handled the- situation when
the winning Democratic candi-
date died
James D. Marshall, III, the
Tampa attorney representing
Harriett Cuyler in her com-
plaint against the Deritocratic
Party, responded Monday to
several questions from the
Seems that CUP President
C.P. Miller can't help but stir
the pot sometimes. Miller asked
to speak at the end of a recent
County Commission meeting.
He started by complimenting
Commissioner Clifford Brown
for the latter's attendance at the
Florida Association of Counties'
conference in Orlando. Not only
had Brown brought back infor-
mation, Miller said, Brown had
also brought back money.'
Once again, city officials are
ready to change the city's health
msurance provider, PCA
Family Health Plan, Inc.
July 27, 1988
Landfill Director Dixon
Hughes told county commis-
sioners last week to brace them-
selves for stiff recycling regula-
According to Clerk of Courts
Eleanor Hawkins, a $25,000
grant application for scales to
be used at the landfill site is
"already in the mail."
Clerkof theCourtsEleanor
Hawkins is unopposed this
year, as is Sheriff Ken Fortune,
Property Appraiser Steve
-Walker, Jr. and Tax Collector
Frances Walker.
County Commissioners
approved the hiring of John
Lilly, a man experienced in

working with rural youth, to
take over the position of county
4-H coordinator.
August 3, 1978
The Hunter Memorial Fund
purchased a mannequin com-
monly referred to Resussi
Annie, which will be used in
CPR courses here. .
Travelers who wish to use a
pay phone near the courthouse
circle have been out of luck for
some time as there are no
phones available. That situation
is going to be remedied as serv-
ice station operator Bud
Gleasman asked Centel to
install a double pay phone at his
The County Commission on
Monday voted a conservative
budget for fiscal year 1978-79,
increasing the expenditures for
the county only slightly over
last year. The action meant
county residents will not face a
tax increase.
August 3, 1968
Mr. and Mrs. Birney Linn,
Jr., are the happy parents of a
baby son who was born July 29
in Santa Rosa General Hospital.
He weighed nine pounds, for
ounces and has been named
Micheal Andrew.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dean of
Ocala spent Sunday viith old
friends here in Monticello.
Mrs. and Mrs. W.B. Dunn
were in Atlahta last week where
they attended a gift show.
August 3, 1958
Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Phels were
honored Sunday at an open
house celebrating their golden
wedding anniversary.
August 3, 1948
Bids have been asked for a
new gymnasium for Monticello
schools. The estimated cost is

1215 NoPd J r4s2o8n Street
Monticello, Florida 32345
Fax: 850-997-3774

By Alfa Hunt
Monticello News/ Staff Writer


Cont. From Page 1

- 4 ,




Uded cars to be sold for as low as

5.00 Saturday Aug 2n E

Thomasville, GA Dreams of buying your own vehicle will come true for some
lucky peopleoon Saturday, Aug. 2nd. The area's largest and most successful Toyota
dealer will be selling used cars for as low as $5. Many others will also be available at
unheard of savings!
Billy Clements, of Thomasville Toyotasaid,-"Due to the success of our newToyota
SSIGS, our preowned department is flooded, and Toyota is still sending us a very
large inventory to keep us stocked on new Toyotas". The sale 9 A.M. on the
Thomasville Toyota property, located at 14724 US 19 south in Thornasville.
The $5 dollar sale is to kick off the clearance of every new and used car on the kit.
Prices will be slashed on the scene Saturday morning at 10:00
'A.M. There will be another slasher around 2:00 RM. The last time the slashed will
walk the lot is at 4:00 R M. Customers are advised to arrive early to get thd car they
Want. All Automobiles are on a first come first served basis.
Customers will relax behind the wheel until the "Price Slasher" comes out to rriark
The one time clearance price on the windshield. .
Those sitting in the car when the "slasher" comes out, get to buy the car at the
*radically reduced price, as low as $5, but all will be marked thousands below normal.
Appraisers will be on hand to give absolute top dollar for your trade.
We want to give our friends and neighbors a chance to save money rather than
take these to a "dealers only"sale. During this event, most cars'will be sold
for thousands below Kelly Blue Book1/alue."Everyone interested in a used car will
find a vehicle just right for their budget, even if it is only five dollars" according to
used car manager Dave Broadway. "All applications will be accepted and all
application fees will be waived during this sale, even if you think you do not qualify
for credit, our Special Finance Department promises that they will fight to get you the
car you deserve." Stated Dave.
Thomasville Toyota is famous for its philosophy of guaranteeing the lowest price
in South Georgia and North Florida. They're loaded with quality preowned cars and
they need to be sold quickly, regardless of the profit margin."When We built this
facility, we did not realize that we would have people bringing trade-ins from 150 *
mile radiuses to deal with us. We have simply run out of room, and must sell the
used cars to make room for our new Toyotas" exclaimed Lee Graham, Sales
manager at Thomasville Toyota.
This event is one day only, and parking is limited, so be sure to arrive early. The
doors open at 9:00 A.M. For more information, call the friendly folks at Thomasville
Toyota at 229-228-0555 or visit them online at

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Austin, George Evans,
Earlene Knight (currently
serving in the position by
appointment of the gover-
nor), and Sandra Saunders.
Austin cited his legisla-
tive and administrative
experience, including six
years on the City Council,
one term as mayor, and 10
years as head of the Boys &
Girls Club, ig addition to his
participation in various
community groups, boards
and organizations. The fact
that he had three children
in the school system gave
him a vested interest in
making sure that the school
system was the best possi-
ble, he said.
Evans, a FAMU gradu-
ate with a BA in science and
technology, said he would
work with the parents,
teachers and the superin-
tendent to create a better
educational system, -which
he said was at a crossroad.
"We must look at what
we do, how we do it, and
why we do it," he said.
He called for a change in
the curriculum and adding
more vocational and place-
ment classes to better- pre-
pare.students for the future,
especially the 60 percent
that were not college bound.
Knight acknowledged
the numerous colleagues,
former students, and par-
ents' of former students
whom she recognized in the
audience from her 30 years
of teachmg in .the local
si-hool system. Her teaching
experience gave her an
inside view of the system,
she said. And the fact.that
her son had attended the
local' public school system
froni ages three to ;L7 gave
her a parent's perspective
onthe situation, she said.
Saunders related her
active involvement in the
school system both as a par-
ent and president ofthe PTO
(Parents Teachers
rg tioit), both, at the
e ry and--:-middle
ool levels, During that
ime, the PTO had played a
major role m the efforts that
at both schools, she said.
"I will be one voice,
your voice," Saunders said.
Austin was asked if he.
11r ,Hheis w3d
resign effective Nov. 3, he
What did he know about
education, given his' back-
ground, Austin was asked.
For four years he hild
beert on both a school advi-
sory board and the PTO,
Austin said. He had also
administered an after-
2,hdo dpn)ggramr pl0
school administrators, he
Knight was asked to
a inas as mse
tem, what iri her view
accounted for' the decline of
being the envy of the state in
the 1980s to today's poor per-
KnigThhtasa sBiat n icey
boiled down to a lack of
parental involvement, she

"I think some parents
and some teachers have for-
gotten to be involved in the
children's education as
much as is required,"
Knight said.
Evans was asked to
expound on his views on
vocational education. He
said it was his understand-
ing that classes in nursing,
office assistant, plumbing,
electrical and other trades
were available if the school
. system formed a consortium
school. It was an area that
he would investigate if elect-
ed, he said.
Saunders likewise said
she was a firm believer and
supporter of vocational edu-
"Not everybody is col-
lege-bound," she said. -
Knight agreed. She also
supported vocational class-
es, she said. But she pointed
out that the district current-
ly lacked the funding or the
qualified teachers to offer
many vocational courses.
Too, the student interest
had .to be considered, she
said. Past efforts to provide
vocational courses had often
failed because of a lack of
student enrolhitent, she
Evans was asked what
steps he would take to stim-
ulate parental involvement?
He thought the School
Board should be held more
accountable and be made to
establish an 'online grade
system that was accessible
. to every parent, he said.
Teachers also should be
required to have a syllabus
and -post quiz and test
grades on their walls within
so many days of the exams
so that parents could have
ongoing knowledge-of their
children's progress, he said.
Saunders was asked if
she possessed sonie magic
formula to combat parental
No magic formula exist-
-.ed,-rSaunders said, but pqr-
sonal, one-on-one contact
helped. She had noticed it
her years as PTO president
that:parental involvement
was greatest at the elemen-
tary level and tapered off
dramatically in middle and
high schools, she said. The
nw Ap n :
ifnecessarjr by callmg them
one by one, she said.
In the District 4 race .
the ,candidates are
Mariaime Arbulu, 19ancy
Benjamin and Franklirl
Hightower, the incumbent. .
Arbulu emphasized her
busmess and professional
background in banking and
sn gamsht ons assm'
"Our school district is
not accurately reflective of
n sa dd who e
to change this if we want to
sustain economic devehip-
Benjamin briefly
touched on her family and
personal roots in the coun-
eaher th eetgreheisdnd
Madison County. But that
was irrelevant to why she

was seeking the office, she
"I'm a Christian,"
Benjamin said. "When I'm
elected, I wB be your ser-
vant. We can change the
conversation, improve the
graduation rate and
improve the dropout rate.
We can improve on what
we've got."'
Hightower cited his 25
years with a majdr retail
company, his 21 years with
the city of Monticello follow-
ing his retirement, and his
14 y s on the School Board
and proven ability to work
h ."
"This position requires
a dependable, hardworking
persym who can motivate
the community and the
boad," JIightower said.
"Yop need someone who
knows about the budget."
^Arbulu was asked what
she; proposed to do to stop
"the brain drain" occa-
sioned by the poor school
grades and departure of so
many students to private
and other schools?
She was unusual in that
she alone "went against the
tide" insofar as the think-
ing (hat more vocational
education was the answer,
Arbulu said. *
"I'm not for increasing
vocational classes," she
said. "I think we're not chal-
lenging the 60 percent that
don't go to college. I think
we need to spark a desire to
learn there."
What specifically did
she propose to fix the prob-
lem of departing students,
interviewer Ron Cichon
"I would work to bring
in a Magnate School,"
Arbulu said. "It would
attract students and change
the atmosphere, if you wU."
Benjamin was asked to
expound on how she pro-
posed to reclaim youths off
the streets, as she had men-
tioned in her opening state-
Benjanjin taM6d about
the nedt? 16r parental
iny 21vement, even if it
required holding town-hall
me: tings and knocking door

to door. She talked about
kids being a community's
greatest resource and the
possibility of starting a
reading program.
"We have to catch the
fish before we can eat it,"
she concluded, which over-
all response appeared to
leave Cichon at a loss.
To Hightower: Given
that 60 percent didn't con-
tinue on to college, what
was the school district doing
to address their needs?
Hightower mentioned
the placement and auto
mechanics programs at the
high. school. More of these
programs were needed, he
said. But he also noted that a
carpentry class that the
high school had offered had
ultimately had to be can-
celled because of lack of stu-
dent participation.
As for students leaving
the school system, Leon
County was contemplating a
policy that would deny
enrollment to students from
other counties, he said. If
that happened, the local
school district would hope-
fully get back many of the
more than 200 students who
currently attended classes
in Leon County, Hightower
Arbulu was asked to
describe her understanding
of the function of the School
She said the most
important responsibilities
of the School Board were to
create a visionary roadmap
for the community, provide
a budget and the necessary
finances to accomplish the
vision, and serve as the link
between the educational
system and the community.
"The School Board is
the glue that binds it all
together," Ai'bulu said.
Following are some of
the key issues that members
of the public touched upon
during their questioning of
the candidates.
Mays was asked
whether he possessed a
teaching certificate. His
answer ultimately was that
no, he did not; but he
planned to get one eventual-

Vollertsen was asked
how many students had
graduated from the high
school last year? His
answer was 35. Vollertsen
followed up with a lengthy,
philosophical discussion on
the importance of parental
involvement relative to stu-
dents' performance and his
opposition to the grading of
"We can't do it alone,"
Vollertsen said. "We need
the parents and the commu-
nity's involvement."
As for the state's grad-
ing of schools, "When you
give a school an F grade,
you're telling those kids
'you're no good," Vollertsen
said. "I've been against
grading schools from the
Evans saw things differ-
ently. Yes, parental involve-
ment was important, he
said. But his main concern
was that the school system
had not changed with the
times, he said.
"Our present system
doesn't like change," Evans
said. "We don't change the
curriculum to keep kids
engaged. That's the prob-
lem." '
Arbulu was asked why
parents who were home
schooling their children
should enroll them in the
school system, given its low
It was a parent's right of
choice to home school their
children, or put them in a
private school, Arbulu said.
What she hoped to do was to
make the public schools bet-
ter, so that parents would
have a real choice. She slip-
ported teaching Miprosoft
office and other computer
skill classes and offering a
program that caught stu-
dents problem solving, she
Hightower was asked
why he hadn't enrolled his
datighter, who is now q prin-
local school district when
she was a student here? '
His response was that in
1971 when his family had
moved back to Jeffers6n

County after his retirement,
his daughter had opted to
attend Aucilla Christian
Academy with her cousins.
In their closing
remarks: Hightower empha-
sized his 14 years of service
on the School Board, citing
his experience as proof of
his ability and knowledge.
Benjamin dwelled on her
commitment and dedication
to children and her long
record as an educator.
Arbulu touted her goal set-
ting and managerial experi-
"You can vote for things
to play the same or you can
vote to change the system,"
she said.
Saunders described her-
self as the candidate who
cared and who would make
a difference, based on her
school involvement during
the last nine years and her
vested interest in enhanc-
ing the system for her chil-
dren. Knight was brief. "I
think .it's important what
we stand for and what we
will do on the School
Board," she said. Evans .
called for change. "They all
say they're qualified," .he
said. "But nobody wants to
change. Let's vote for
change." Austin also was
brief. "All children deserve
to have the best system," he
said. "Together we can have
the best system again."
VollertseR was ci'yptic.
"I won'tmake a lot of prom-
ises I can't keep,'' he said,
going on to. read a letter of
apprediatjon and slipport
from a former student
wholib he once helped.
Arundel reiterated some of
his ideas, including. th-
grams for high-risk stu-
dents, getting local busi-
nesses divolved in the
process, and. m king the
community colle e part of
the educational system.
Mays touted the improved
grades at the adult school
since his participation
there and-faced his lack--of
teaching certification head
"A certified educator
not; however, an educator
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credits (CEUs) are required
to keep up the certification.
Among the topics dis-
cussed in the course are:
kinds of mosquitoes, infor-
mation about the chemical
used, new techniques, and
any new diseases that
may be prevalent.
'Ib spray the average
home and yard takes
about five minutes, pc-
Cune relayed, and about
eight minutes if there is a
barn on the property to be
sprayed as well. She notes
that the travel time is greater
than the time it takes to spray
"We plan the routes with
the houses as close together
as possible, for this reason.
Thursday night (July 24) it
took 2 hours, 15 minutes to
make 16 calls in the Wacissa
area, and most of that was
driving time," she said.
About 60 homes are
strayed in the course of one
year, not counting repeats.
McCune has been work-
ing withmosquitocontrolfor
three seasons. She relates
that she became interested in
the process while she worked
with the fire department in
Louisiana and observed the
use of chemicals for various
procedures. When she moved
to this area, she became cer-
tified as a technician.

Monticello News
Managing Editor
Coordinating Mosquito
Control in the county is
Mark Positano, environ-
mental specialist II, with
the Jefferson County
Health Departmeni;.
Serving with him are
BB Pitts, foreman, and
Frances (Fancy) Mc-
Oune, technician. ,
McCune explained
Friday that residents who
want their property
sprayed for mosquitoes need
to call 997-3343 and leave
their name, phone number
and 911 address.
The area is divided into
five quadrants, such as
southeast, northwest and the
like. Caller's names are
placed in the quadrant cor-
responding to their address
for the week, and the quad-
rant which receives the most
calls at any given time is the
one that is sprayed first.
McCune stated that if
because of large volume of
calls in any given area, no
one gets out to a resident
who called in, they should
call a second time. ."Even if
we sprayed your property
this week, we don't carry you
over to the next week, unless
you call in."

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has been promoted to
Officer/Branch Manger
at the Vineyard Office.
Ms. Aarons is a grad-
uate of Northeast
Louisiana University
and has been with FMB
since 2006.
Ryan Snowden has
been promoted to Assis-
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Branch Manger at the
Apalachee Parkway Of-.
Ryan graduated from
the University of South-
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Bachelor of Science de-
gree in 1996. Mr. Snow-
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Tallahassee Kiwanis

The chemical used for
mosquito control is mixed
with water in a container
which provides the pressure
to keep the mixture consis-
tent and to allow for the
spraying process.
In addition to spraying,
water in ponds can be treated
with chemicals that won't
harm animals, but will'con-
trol the mosquitoes,
To qualify as a techni-
cian, one must be DODD cer-
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course, eight hours a day,
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George H. Wirick, age 88, a He was a World War II vet
retired Audio Visual Techni- and a member of the F
cian with the Jefferson County Baptist Chilrch in Montic
School Board passed away and the McConnell Ba
Wednesday July 23, 2008 in Church in Hiawassee, Ga
Thomasyne, Georgia. was an avid St. Louis, Ca
Funeral services were nal's and Gator fan.
held Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Mr. Wirick is survive
10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist his wife Sybil Wirick of M
Church in Monticello. Inter- ticello; two sons Ronald Wi
ment followed at Springfield and Jack (Barbara) Wiric
Cemetery with Military Hon- Monticello; three laughh
ors, in Lloyd. The family re- Sandy (David) Hewell of
ceived friends Friday, July 25, lanta, Georgia, Brenda S
2008.from 6 -- 8 P.M. at Beggs herdof Pensacola, Florida
Funeral Home Monticello Gail (Michael) Sullivan o
Chapel, 485 E. Dogwood St. Do- Lauderdale, Florida;
tions may nmde to a char- gWk ,h In Huds ,a
Mr. Wirick, was native of Wirick, Bryan Wirick,
Savannah, Georgia, moved to McClelland, Andrea R
Jefferson County at an early bourg, Angela Sheperd, C
age. After he retired from the ton Shepherd, Sean Sulli
Jefferson County School and seventeen great grand
Board, where he was loved by dren and many nieces
all, he moved to Hiawassee, Ga. nephews

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Hawaiian Luau
theme given on
Sunday July 20
with a host of
family and a
She is the
daughter of
Lacola Brooks ..
and Ryan Lewis ....
of Monticello.
and the baby sis-
..ter of.,KynanLWes- :
4ey and Xzavier Lewis.
Her maternal grand- .
parents are Br idfVPlemp
son and Travis Brooks. Her
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winning author with local
musical legend Michael
Purvis in the fourth an-
nual Hors d'oeuvres for
the Brain and Soul(a read-
ing withemusical interac-
tion) combined with.the
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eran August 2
irst Bethel AME Church,
ello located at 410 E. York
ptist Street, will have their
. He "Youth Explosion" 7:00
rdi- p.m. nightly, Wednesday,
July 30 through Friday, Au-
d by gust 1. Guest Speaker wn
on- be he Rev. Anson Govens
k of of Ifiver of Life Evangelis-
ters tic 191inistries. As a Grand
At- Finale, on Saturday, Au-
hep- gus#2, there will be a "Fun
and Daf for the kids, on the
f Ft. church grounds. -
nine July 30
IVIonticello Kiwanis
Amy Club meets every Wednes-
ich- day at noon at the Jefferson
lay- "Country Club on Boston
van, Highway for lunch and a
chil- meeting. Contact President
and Rob Mazur at 907-5138 for
club information.
July 31
y 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.
August 1
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson
/ Chamber of Commerce on
I West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact President. James Mu-
chovej at 980-6509 for club
August 1
Ashville Area Volun-
teer Fire Department
,meets 6:30 p.m. on the first
Friday of each month, at
the .fire station. Contact
The"Chief 3bhn Staffieri at
997-6807 for more details.
August 1-3
JCHS Class of 1998 Re-
union. Contact Kajsa
H e n r y
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August 2
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.
August 3
VFW Post 251 meets 5
.p.m. On the first Sunday of
each month at the Memo-
rial Missionary Baptist
Church on South Railroad
Street, in the annex build-
ing, for a business and
planning meeting. Contact
Sr. Vice Commander Byron
Barnhart at 251-0386 for
more information.
August 4
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.
August 4
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Post 251 meets.6:30 p.m. On
the first Monday of each
month at Memorial 1ViB
Church. Contact Mary
Madison at 210-7090 for
more information.
August 5
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 *
August 5
County Chamber of Com-
merce Board Members
meet at noon on the first
Tuesday of each month,
Contact Director Mary
Frances Gramling at 997-
5552, or monticellojeffer-

August 7
The WILD Bookmobile
will be in the area on .
Thursday at Jefferson
Arms Apartments 1-2 p.m.;
Lamont Chevron Fast
Track 4-5 p.m.; and Union
Hill AME Church 5:30-6:30
p.m. Bookmobile services
are made available
through a State of Florida
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meets at noon on the first Seating is limited so reser
Thursday of the month at vations are recommended
the Monticello/Jefferson Contact th
County Chamber of Com- Montice ll o / Je offers
merce. This is a "brown Chamber of Commerce a
bag" lunch meeting. Con- 997-5552, Opera House a
tact the Chamber at 997- 997-4242, or Wes Scoles a
5552 for date changes and 906-9840. Proceeds wil
more information. fund third world medical
Aueust 7 missions.
Girl Scout leaders and August 9
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m. SHARE registration 1
on the first Thursday of a.m. to 12 p.m. on Satur
every month, at the day at Central Baptis
Eagle's Nest on South Church in Aucilla, on Tin
Water Street, for a general dell Road, and at th
meeting. Contact Diane County Public Library o
Potter for more informa- South Water Street. Th
tion at 386-2131. cost of the Basic Foo
. August 9 is $18. Contact
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Club and A Doctor's Heart, or Leslie Blank at 556-541
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The Women's Health Pro-
gram of the Jefferson County
Health Department has com-
pleted its second year of serv-
ice to the community through
Health Ministries.
The goal of the Health
Ministries is to eliminate the
racial disparities relating to
infant deaths and low birth
weight deliveries in the
African American commu-
nity .
The Women's Health pro-
gram continues to work with
three local churches, Casa
Bianca MB, Friendship MB,
and Harvest Christian Center
in an effort to reduce health
disparities in the African
American population.
The ministries provide
preconceptional (before preg-
nancy) and interconceptional
(between pregnancies) educa-
tional services to women of
childbearing ages in hopes of
delivering full term healthy
Women also receive in-
formation relating to the
"how and where to access"
continuing women's health
care services.
The last quarter of fiscal
year 2007-2008, the program
focused on oral healthcare
"Making the Connection, A

Healthy Mouth = A Healthy
Dr. Stephen Bucking-
ham, a Jefferson County
Health Department dentist,
gave an informative presenta-
tion, April 24, on oral health-
All participants were en-
couraged to brush with fluo-
ride toothpaste at least twice
a day iloss at least once a day
eat healthy snacks and
drinks, and visit the dentist
Women's Health Week
was celebrated during the
month of May, encouraging
women to get inspired and get
There were also a num-
ber of health fairs and events
promoting sexual abstinence
for teens.
Teens acedunt for a sig-
nificant proportion of the 15
million STD infections in the
United States each year.
Throughout this two-year
period, 397 women within the
county have participated in a
health screening as an effort
to reduce infant mortality as
well as the number of low
birth weight babies and im-
provetheoverallhealthof all
Anyone interested in
Women's Health presenta-
tions, may contact Cumi
Allen at 342-0170 ext. 2101.

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Local students went on a fossil dig at PCS Phosphate in White Springs. Students and instructors pictured front row
(left to right) NFCC retired instructor Barry Barnhart, Brenda Brown, Catherine Hogg, Stephen Smith, Jonathan Cook,
Steve Bass and NFCC instructor Terry Zimmerman. Back row (left to right) Leona Murphin, David Sanders, and Robert

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participate in the Institute
based on outstanding
achievements, grade point
average, school recommen-
dations and a written
Also participating
alongside the high school-
ers were area educators
Teresa Jackson, Taylor
County; Brenda Brown, Jef-

person County; and Steve
Bass of Madison County.
One of the primary
goals of the Institute was to
create student-teacher
teams that could return to
their respective county and
educate local government
and residents on maintain-
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partment recently teamed
up with local high school
students and teachers dur-
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Science Institute to focus
on improving area water
quality .
The Institute, part of
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Local high school stu-
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Smith, Taylor County;
Robert Hanson, Suwannee
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by Mary Ann
sunnis with
ness that
we say
our last
to our
, as rs ea
June 22,
2008 after a
year-long bat-
tle witli cancer.
Ahnost every -
Cin so ts e any
mission knew Margie, as
she was usually the first
person with whom you
hadSc dled all incom-
ing documents for the
Clerk's Office, and when .
she wasn't doing that, she .
stayed busy schedulmg
Margie had a great
sense of humor but was
extremely serious when it
ndeo .wn to getting the
She came to the Com-
mission in 1994 under for-
mer Chairman Mallory
Horne and quickly became
part of the family. Actu-
ally, most of us can't re-
member when Margie
wasn't here.
Margie was born in
Lamont, and described
herself as just a "simple
country girl." She was def-


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children gid
see -her heart a
pride when she
not leap
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gavenup on anything -and
she fought her bi (ggs)
until her last grit
-grace and dignity,
. Margie always t lot glit
a t othse Each t &
about every persoii at the
office, and I would have to
repot*t individually on
each person.
At the end of our visits
she would always send me
off with well wishes"and
messages for everybody .
Goodbye, Ms..19targie,
our sweet, kind,' funny
friend; yve are all fine but
we miss you.

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The Jeffer-
son County 4-H
office conducted
a week long day
camp for 5-7 year
olds, July 14-17,
at the Extension
Office. The focus
of the "Funtas-
tic" camp was
summer fun,
with 20 youth
A variety of
activities were
offered' during
the weeks, such
as mornmg

This fundraising event
will begin at 6 p.m. Satur-
day, Aug. 9 at the Monti-
cello Opera House.
The cost is $35 per per-
Seating is limited so
reservations are recom-
mended. Contact the Mon-
ticello/Jefferson Chamber
of Commerce at 997-5552,
the Opera House at 997-
4242, or Wes Scoles at 906-
Proceeds will fund
third world medical mis-

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello Rotary
Club and A Doctor's
Heart, Inc. presents
Robert Olen Butler
Pulitzer Prize winning au-
thor, with local musician
Michael Purvis, in the
fourth annual Hors D'oeu-
vres for the Brain and
Soul (a reading with musi-
cal interaction) combined
with the finest cooks in
Monticello, heavy hors
d'oeuvres, and a cash bar.

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n Stackton shows off her
tIssue art project.
Olivia Walton, Joe Walton,
Reece Paul Bowmen (RB),
AbigailBownen (Abby) and
- Andrew Marksa.
Also Zareyah Wiggins,
Au sMAmb Kna
Walton, Kaitlyn Stockton,
Makayla Brown, and
Katherine Whichel.
Special thanks go out to
teen leaders: Camara Scott
and Keiona Scott.
4-H Coordinator John
Lilly also sends his thanks
to Billie and Paul McClellan
for the farm visit, and to
Janice and Bill Pitz, for al-
lowing 4-Hers to fish on
their Dronerty

walks, a farm
visit, fishing,
outdoor cooking, blueberry
picking, and swimming at
Jack McLean Pool.
Thezyouths made reefs,
tissue art, and coasters.
There we eealso a varied of

Throughout the week mem-
bers had an opportunity to
visit the treasure chest for
showing a positive attitude
and good behavior
On the last day, youths
wrapped up their camp with
sno cones, prizes and certifl-
cate of participation
Attending the day camp
were: Emma Rae Conrad,
Austin Herbert, Carl Hal,

Photo Submitted
4-H leader Gladys Neely (center) watch Carl Hall (left)
and RB (Reece) Bowen (right) play a get acquainted game.

IThe Modality Two
substance abuse pro-
gram located at Jefferson
Correctional Institution
held its graduation cere-
mony that consisting of
24 inmate graduates.
Eric Lane, Warden at
Jefferson CI, and modal-
ity staff welcomed the
Mayor of NIonticello,
Gerrold Austin, as hon-
orary guest during serv-
ices today. Mayor
Austin spoke to an audi-
ence of over 100 people
and was an inspiration
to those still suffering
from the disease of ad-
Austin shared that
he has been in recovery
since 1987 and that alco-
.hol had takeover his
life back then. He attrib-
uted his past alcoholism
(O grOWing up ill art alco-
holic home, and revealed
that 10 out of 11 of his
siblings became ad-
dicted to chemicals.
Austin stated that
problems with trust were
an issue because of his
Upbringing, and that for-
giveness of his father for
being abusive towards
his family was a way for
him to move forward. He
said that you have to put
forth extra effort to
make conditions better
for yourself.
He stated t]'lat he no

longer has baggage (ac-
tive addiction) holding
him back. At age 43,
Attstin acquired degrees
iri Accounting and Busi-
ness. He was tl1e firstof
his siblings to graduate
from college.
His message to the
graduates was clear, "The
sky is the limit. The only
thing stopping you,
is you.
Modality Two pro-
gram is a 9 to 12 month
residential treatment
program which focuses
on behavior modifica-
tion. Staff, which in-
cludes program director
Joann Starling, ad-
dresses the "whole per-
son" and their isstges
such as chemical addic-
tion, criminal behavior,
anger management, par-
enting, welhiess, rela-
tionship issues,
educational deficits, and
Assistant Warden
Lumpkin of Programs,
Asst..Warden Hollister of
Operations, Shila Salem,
Bureau of Substance
Abuse Program Adminis-
trator, Dan liberlein, Bu-
reau of Substance Abuse
Correctional Administra-
tor and Bertrand Ran-
dolph, Executive Director
of The Unlimited Path,
were also present for the
graduation ceremony.

Photo Submitted
Abigail Regina Bowen
shows off her tissue art
project. .

Photo Submitted
Taelynn Walton shows off
her tissue art project.

Congressman Allen
Boyd voted in favor of the
Consumer Energy Supply
Act of 2008 (HR 6578). legis-
lation that would temporar-
ily Ielease 10 percent of the
oil from the government's
own stockpile, known as the
Strategic Petroleum Re-
serve (SPR), and replace it
later with heavier, cheaper
crude oil. In the past, re-
leasing oil from the UPR has
immediately lowered gas
The SPR has been
tapped or suspended before
by President George Bush,
President Bill Clinton, and
President George II. Bush,
and each time oil has been
released the impact oh
prices has been dramatic
and immediate. In 1991, oil
pnces immediately dropped
by 33 percent; the 2000 ex-
change drove oil prices
down by 19 percent; and the
release by President Bush
in 2005 resulted in a 9 per-
cent drop. The Strategic Pe-

troleum Reserve is cur-
rently more than 97 percent
full the highest level ever.
"Releasing a small por-
tion of the Strategic Petro-
leum Reserve is something
that can be done right now
to Amediately lower gas
prices," said Congressman
Boyd. "Each time we have
released oil from the SPR,
gas prices have dropped and
in 10 days, not 10 years.
This legislation is a respon-
sible, short-term solution to
boost market supply and
help reduce prices at the
Boyd stated: "The peo-
ple of North Florida want
real relief at the pump,
today tomorrow, and for
years to come," said Boyd.
"I wm continue to work
with all of my colleagues in
Corkgress towards a bal-
anced and comprehensive
Approach to our long-term
gas prices and end our en-
ergy crisis."

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Local Democrats Enjoy Annual "Beat the Heat" Rally

SUN. THRU THURS. 4:30 P.M. TO 10 P.M.
FRI. & SAT. 4 P.M. 11 P.M.

Photo Submitted
Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs, left, takes time
out for quick snapshot with the Chief Financial Officer
(CFO) Alex Sink during the local Democratic "Beat the
Heat" Rally held on July 24,

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken
breast halves, cubed
., 1 cup carrots, sliced .
1 cup frozen peas
% cup celery, sliced
1 1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup all purpose flour
% teaspoon salt
% teaspoon black pepper
Shirley % teaspoon celery seed
Washington 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
School Board 2/3 cup milk
Member 2 nine inch unbaked pie crusts
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine chicken, car-
rots, peas, and celery in a saucepan. Add water to cover and
boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain and set aside. In
a saucepan, over medium heat, cook onions in butter until
soft and translucent.
Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir
in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat
until thick. Remove from heat and set aside. Place the
chicken mixture in pie crust. Pour hot liquid over. Cover
with top crust. Seal edges and cut away excess dough.
Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to
escape. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until
pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 min-
utes before serving.

Monticello News 9A

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Jefferson County
Democratic Party hosted its
fourth annual popular
summer rally on Thursday,
July 24. -
The Monticello Opera
House was decorated for
the occasion in red, white
and blue, thanks to Demo-
cratic Party volunteer
Linda Caminez.
The music of the Gor-
don Scott Band provided an
entertaining backdrop for
the crowd to enjoy a gener-
ous spread of tasty hors
d'oeuvres .provided and
ocratic Party volunteers.
Voters were reminded
of some very important
dates: July 28 the last day
to register to vote for the
2008 primaries; August 11 -
early voting begins; August
26 primary election.
Absentee ballots can be
obtained by calling the Su-
pervigor of Elections at 997-
The "Beat the Heat"
event facilitated a forum for
local candidates to meet
with voters, distribute cam-
paign literature and pro-
vide information about
their respective qualifica-
Candidates (or in some
cases a surrogate) who ad-
dressed the audience and
the- office sought were:
Suzan Franks State Senate
District 3; Michelle Re-
hwinkel Vasilinda State
House District 9;.Leonard
Bembry and Julie Conley ,
State House District 10; Phil
Barker School Superin-
tendent; David Ward Prop-
erty Appraiser; Kirk Reams

Clerk of Circuit Court;
Franklin Brooks and Vins
Harrell County Commis-
sioner, District. 1; Hines
Boyd, C.P. Miller, and Ann
Reddick County Commis-
sioner, District 3; La -
Clarence Mays and Edward
Vollertsen School Board,
District l; Gerrold Austin
and Sandra Saunders -
School Board, District 2;
IVIarianne Arbulu School
Board, District 4; Caroline
Carswell Tax Collector.
For Circuit Judge in the
Second Judicial Circuit:
Kevin Davey Group 3;
Dawn Caloca Johnson and
Charles Dodson Group 4;
Lisa Raleigh, Errol Powell,
and Frank Sheffield -
Group 7; Angela Dempsey
and Bill MEer Group 16.
Special guest speaker
was Florida's Chief Finan-
cial Officer Alex Sink, who
won a record 71 percent of
the vote in Jefferson
County in her run for that
office and has enjoyed sev-
eral visits to the county.
She had just returned
from the Naples/Ft. Myers ,
area and-reportect that De-
mocrats were making in-
roads in "redo counties"
that typically vote Republi-
Sink said that Demo-
cratic registrations were up
enormously and she pre-
dicted that Democrats
would both keep seats in
Congress and the Florida
Legislature and also pick up
additional seats.
State Representative
Curtis Richardson, another
regular visitor to Jefferson
County, who is term-limited

this year, spoke next.
He emphasized that
America has an historic op-
portunity to regain its posi-
tion of leadership in the
world with the election of
Obama as President.
He spoke of the suffer-
ing the nation has endured
under the Republican Party
that said we needed less
government, and instead
made government more in-
trusive, that drove the econ-
omy down and the price of
gas and milk up, and that
began an administration
with large surplus and
created the biggest spend-
ing deficit in history.
He asked that voters
recognize that each person
in the working class and the
middle class is one health
catastrophe or one missed
mortgage payment away
from financial ruin.
Richardson encouraged
everyone to register and to

State .Representative Curtis Richards visited with guests at the local Democratic
"Beat the Heat" Raily, July 24. Pictured above are the many rally attendees enjoying
good food and fellowship.

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Who hasn't read or
heard about recent food
safety scares tomatoes
contaminated with Sal-
ntonella, businesses
closed because of an E.
coli 0157 and more. The
numbers, in terms of the
innocent people who be-
come ill are tragic. Such
news harms public confi-
dence in our food sup-
ply.What is a consumer to
The July 2008 isslie of
Agricultural Research
has some timely, articles
about food safety. It is re-
assuring to know that the
United States has one of
the safest food supplies
in the world including,
fresh produce and live-
According to Agricul-
tural Research, ."...even
one contamination is one
too many" and "...pre-
venting their recur-
rences is of paramount
importance to health and
well-being of the general
public and to the eco-
nomic security of the
U.S. agricultural indus-
try. "
Scientific Research is
taking a "holistic" ap-
proach at looking at the
entire farm-to fork con-

tinuP mention is always
preferable. USDA has
fofinct that a major
soL1rce of microbial con-
tamination of fresh pro-
duce happens because of
indirect or direct contact
with feces. Potential
sources of fecal contami-
nation include wild & do-
mestic animals,
untreated manure, water,
infected workers, condi-
tions in the field or pack-
ing facility,
the home kitchen. .
Processing fresh pro-
duce into fresh-cut, ready
to eat products,- further
increases the risk of
contamination by break-
ing the natural exterior
barrier of the produce.
Once the produce is cut,
shredded, chopped, diced,
or sliced, a pathogen has
greater access surface
Improper sanitation
during processing can
also provide more oppor-
tunities for contamina-
tion to occur and spread
through a large volume
of produce.
Agricultural Research
is working on many ap-
proaches for increasing
food safety in all agricul-
ture areas, and hopes,
consumers do not let
fears and concerns pro-

bay scallops only
a landing or
dip net, and
bay scallops
may not be
harvested for
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) biologists review the
status and health of the bay
scallop fishery each year
"We are seeing recovery
of scallop populations along
theWestCoastof Floridarel-
ative to their status in the
early l990s," said BE Arnold,
"Harvesters should ad-
here to scallop-fishing regu-
lations, especially the daily
bag limit," he added. "You
also should collect only the
amount of bay scallops you
are willing to clean."
More information on
bay scallops i.s available on-
line at
rine/bayscallops.htm and
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tures/category sub.aspid=2

The IVIonticello Rotary Club
and A Doctor's Heart, Inc
proudly presents
Robert Olen Butler
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
With Local Musical Legend
IVIichael Purvis

The Fourth Annual
Hors D'oeuvres
For the Brain and Soul
(a reading with musical interaction)
Combined with the finest cooks in Monticello
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres
Cash Bar
6PM Saturday, August 9, 2008
Monticello Opera House
$35/person* Seating Limited Reservations Recommended
Call Monticello Chamber of Commerce 997-5552
or the Monticello Opera House 997-4242
or Wes Scoles at 906-9840
*Proceeds fund third world medical missions

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

10A* Monticello News

that use the hide-wash
Safe Leafy Greens Be-
fore and After Bagging.
As mentioned earlier,
processing fresh produce
into fresh-cut, ready to
eat products further in-
creases the risk of con-
tamination by breaking
the natural exterior bar-
rier of the produce; pro-
cessing exposes cut
surfaces to potential con-
Agricultural Research
studies show that com-
bining fresh (new) wash
water-solution treatment
with ultrasound reduces
bacterial contamination.
After bagging, an impor-
tant part of maintaining
safety, freshness and
shelf life of leafy greens
and fresh-cut produce is
finding the right safe and
acceptable gas to put in-
side the wrappers.
This technology, MAP
or modified atmosphere
packaging, allows
processed produce to.
breathe slowly during
storage MAP is also influ-
enced by refrigeration.
Bagged greens must be
kept safe at proper stor-
age temperature to mini-
mize bacterial

So, even though much
of out food supply is de-
pendent on technology for
food safety, much is still
dependent on us, the con-
sumer. We know these
"BUGS" are out there. It
is up to us, the consumer,
to clean, cook and store
our food properly.
When purchasing
fresh-cut produce, reject
any items that have
passed their expiration
date. When purchasing
meat or meat products,
consider their color, odor,
packaging and expiration
Refrigerate all perish-
able foods at the proper
storage temperature >41o
unless otherwise speci-
fied. Additionally, make
use of calibrated hot and ,
cold thememoters. Time
and temperature control
is one of $he biggest fac-
tors responsible for food-
born-illness outbreaks.
Microorganisms need
both time and the proper
temperature to grow. To
keep food safe, you must
minimize the amount of
time it spends in the tem-
perature danger zone. An
ounce of prevention is in-
deed worth a pound of
cure -' when in clotibt
throw it out!

voked by essentially rare
outbreaks rob them of
the health benefits of a
diet rich in fresh vegeta-
bles, fruits meat and
poultry. Discussed are
ways Agricultural Re-
search is working to solve
the growing problem.
Some of it sounds like
science fiction,'but who
knows, it might just
Outmaneuvering food
borne pathogens:
Food -poisoning bacteria
have a survival motto:
They move through our
environment trying to
find a host they can bind
to and use as a staging
area for multiplying and
spreading. Agricultural
Research is working to
develop a better under-
standing of how and why
microbes invade plants
and animals. A through
understanding is needed
to plan the defense to pro-
tect the plant and animal.
Plant extracts to con-
quer microbes:
Agricultural Research
is working on affordable
"edible film" mAde from
puree of vegetables plus a
natural, botanical antimi-
crobial extract to provide
safe, effective, naturalde-
fense against pathogens.

crobTihe n ulru1esantimi-
oregano. So far, the top-
performers, ranked in
order of .their effective-
ness, are: oregano, thyme,
cinnamon, palmarosa,
bay leaf, clove bud, lemon-
grass, and allspice.
It all works out in the
Following a 1993 out-
break the U. S. Meat Ani-
mal Research Center in
Clay Center, Nebraska
tigation into E. coli
0157.'H7. One important
finding was that the prin-
cipal source of E. coli in
ground beef is a cow's
One of the most suc-
cessful techniques devel-
oped at USMARC is a
chemical hide-washing
system that uses high
pressure water to remove
organic matter from cat-
t1e hides, and then
sprayed with an antibac-
terial compound prior to
processing. .
This effective hide-
wash system has gar-
nered amazing effects.
According to Timothy P.
Biela, chief food safety of-
ficer of American Fresh
Foods and American
Food-service, no E. coli
problems have been found
at any of the facilities

The recre-
season for
bay scallops
began July I ,
and contm-
ues through .
Sept. 10. Open '
scalloping areas on
Florida's Gulf Coast extend
from the west bank of the
Mexico Beach Canal in Bay
County to the Pasco-Her-
nando county line near
Bay scallops may be
taken only within the allow-
able harvest areas. It is ille-
gal to possess bay scallops
while you're in or on state
waters; it is also megal to
and bay scallops outside the
There is a daily limit of
two gallons of whole bay scal-
bay scallop meat per person
during the open season. In
lons of whole bay scallops in
theshellorone-half gallonof
bay scallop meat may be pos-
sessed aboard any
any time.

Mark G. Demott, county
executive director of USDA .
Farm Service Agency for
Jefferson, Leon and
Wakulla counties, is advis-
ing area farmers of the on-
going signup for the 2008
Direct and Counter-cyclical
Payment Program (DCP),
which helps deliver cer-
tainty for the crop year and
vance payment.
Contracts are available
at USDA Service Centers
and wm continue to be
available until September
30. USDA's DCP readiness
follows the June 12 avail-
ability of marketing assis-
tance loan and loan
deficiency payment (LI)P)
provisions, within three
weeks of commodity title
enactment. .
Within weeks of its be-
coming law, the USDA
began putting a farm bill
into the field and out into
the country .
"USDA does what its
employees do best: putting
words into action and deliv-

ering results," said Agri-
culture Secretary Ed
Shafer. .
Producers can fn out
their 2008 DCP contract at
any USDA Service Center.
Producers can also sign-up
online. Thby can choose
payment options, assign
crop shares and sign and
submit their contracts from
access. They can also view
and print submitted con-
tract options.
USDA computes DCP
payments using base acres
and payment yields estab-
lished for each farm. Eligi-
ble producers receive direct
payments at rates estab-
lished by statute, regardless
of market prices.
For 2008, eligible pro-
ducers may request to re-
ceive an advarice payment
of 22 percent of the direct
payment for each commod-
ity associated, with the
farm. USDA will issue ad-
vance direct payments as
soon as practical after en-
rollment. Final direct y-

ments wn be issued after
Oct.1. Counter-cyclicalpay-
ments vary depending on
market prices and are is-
sued only when the effec-
tive price for a commodity
is below its target price
(which takes into account
the direct payment rate,
market price and loan rate).
Since 2002, USDA has
issued approximately $40
billion in DCP payments to
America's agricultural pro-
ducers. Participants must
: submit the completed DCP
contract by Sept. 30. Appli-
cations filed after this date
wm not be approved.
The online, electronic
DCP (or eDCP) service
saves producers time, re-
duces paperwork, and
. speeds contract processing
at USDA Farm Service
Agency offices. It is avail-
able to all producers vrho
are eligible to participate in
DCP and who obtain eAu-
thentication accounts.
The electronic service
is available by going to

dcp and clicking on "Access
eDCP Service." To. access
the service, producers must . active USISA eAu-
thentication Level 2 ac-
To get a Level 2 account,
producers must complete
an online registration form
a t
http://www.eauth.egov.usd and then visit the
local USDA Service Center
to verify their identity The
service has strict security
measures to protect partic-
ipants' private information.
Only authorized.federalem-
ployees have access to in-
formation producers
submit electronically
. For more information
about DCP, which wn in-
clude a fact sheet, visit the
DCP page at: http://
NOTE: Farm Service
Agency (FSA) news re-
leases are available on the
Web at: http://www.fsa.

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Sheila Dailey has "an, a.nd often one can be
been the supervisor at een with a paw through
the Humane Society An- e bars of the cage, beg
imal Shelter for two pe to be noticed.
years, and has a total of g On balance, there are
11 years experience see as many cats at the
working with animals. . elter as there are dogs.
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position in Jefferson brought to the shelter,
County, Dailey*worked alley said. About half
at the Thomasville Ani- f the animals brought in
mal Shelter. During her re in bad shape, skin
career, she has taught id bones, and/or eaten
obedience classes, on oc- pwith fleas.
casion. Dailey relates that
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about it: the same so-
ciety that shuns "in-
breeding" among
humans loves dogs
that have very lim-
ited genetic diver-
sity. In fact, the
American Kennel
Club, which has the
motto of "For
the Love of the Pui'e-
bred Dog", does not
prohibit inbreeding.
Still, most fans of
mixed breed dogs get
squeamish over the
idea of pairing off
litter mates.
Most purebred
e many dogs have health
problems due to in-
le Soci- breeding that's just
something that hap-
pens when you
breed a dog with its cousin.
Also with increased popular-
ity of a given breed, weak-
nesses in their medical and
psychological makeup
increase. These in-
herited diseases are
less likely to be a
problem in mutts.
Mixed breed 1

soheos r9b
lems of over-breed-
ing. With purebreds,
it's all a beauty con-
test, and all about
conformity you have
to Inbred them to
t th
ge ose rai s. an
they're just not
going to e as ard y -
as a dog that's got a
11ttle bit of every-
thing in it.
But if mutts re- I li
ally are better dogs, could e
then why are pure. you sto
breds the ones most home "
61 demand? Darwin has his
"Theory of Evolution," but
any capitalist can tell you
about another theory----the
theory of supply and de-
mand. How much a dog costs
can tell you a lot about how
much it is valued by its cul-
ture. Society is hung up on
image and material wealth.
so it doesn't think about the
benefits of "just a mutt."
They like to have the brag-
gmg rights that their dog is
from a long line of hunting,
herding, toy, show, and other
breeds of dogs.
But according to the
AKC, the cultural prestige of
a pedigree isn't the only rea-
son why a purebred is a de-
sirable pet. "The primary

benefit of having a purebred
* dog is the assurance of
knowing what the pup will
be as an adult," the official
web site states. "You'll know
what it wm look like when it
grows up by becoming famil-
iar with the breed and know-
ing the height, weight, coat
and temperament called for
in the breed standard."
There isn't predictabil-
ity with mutts. Some mixed
breed owners won't even
know what breeds their mutt
contains, so anticipating :
which diseases the animal
might develop when it's .
older, or even what size it .
wm grow to is impossible.
Some purebred owners ,
don't want to take the chance -
on the surprises of how that
mutt puppy may look as an
adult. With any dog, good
training wiligive you a good
personality and a happier

ety Animal Shelter-
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Since July 31 is National
Mutt's Day, it offers the per-
fect opportunity to learn of
the availability of all the
"Monticello Mutts," ready
for adoption at the Jefferson
County Humane Society An-
imal Shelter.

9in r b emh o
mutt, sometimes called a
"Half-breed", is a dog that is
of a combination of breeds.
Purebred owners, and
sometimes the public in gen
eral,* view them as lower
.glass animals. Mgttowners
know better. They valtie the .
diversity and uniqueness of
their mutts. A mutt doesn't
carry the expensive price tag
that a purebred with papers
would cost.
To the mutt owner, how-
ever, the mutt is invaluable.
In addition, mutts don't walk
around needing to prove any-
thing. You won't see them
strutting around any dog
shows trying to prove they
are the best.
All muttt and mutt own-
ers, should spend some time
in the day relaxing and doing
all the things you and your
dog like to do. Mutts are spe-
cial, often healthier than
pure bred and less prone to
ailments that may strike
pure breds.
When it comes to dogs,
the purebreds sure are the
pricey ones. Getting one
with papers can set you back
close to a thousand dollars.
Mutis, on the other hand, are
often free, or cost little. They
crowd the animal shelters,
waiting to be adopted.
Mutts are unique,
bright, and quick to learn,
and seem to live longer, but
they are overpopulated.
Mutts are mentally
tense than many purebred
dogs, are less aggressive, and
are happier. This usually
means they are better pets
for most families.
There is an interesting
contradiction if you think

and become sick," she
When a citizen attempts
to adopt a pet, Dailey notes
that they are screened .as
carefully as possible. "We
talk to them, as they look at
the animals, and determine if
they have the space to provide
a good hadm tion, when an
adoption occurs, a contract is
signed which states that the
animal will be well cared for,
and wU be brought back to
the shelter, if it can no longer
be cared for. Adopted animals
,can't be even away, as we
%av to ke li track BT where
they are. Dailey said
In addition, when time al-
lows, routine checks. are
- made on adoptable animals to
see how they are adjusting to
their new owners and vice

$70 for cats or dogs, and
this includes their shots and
the cost of having the animal
neutered. "If we have an ani-
mal that someone really likes,
and we have had it for a while,
the fee might be negotiated,"

Dailey explained.
The Shelter is open 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday, and resi-
dents .are encouraged to
check out the animals avail-
able for adoption. One never

ke to run and play and we
njoy each other's company, if
p by the Shelter and take me
Ideally, we shouldn't get
hung up on looks and should
adore the attention any pet
will give us. Mutts are ofteri
like the citizens of the USA,
a great mixture. All dogs can
suffer from hereditary prob-
lems, and old age, can and
wE happen to all dogs.
If you think a mutt is the
right kind of dog for you, the
best way to go is to.check
with the Humane Society
Shelter about availability,
color, size, fur texture, and
the like, at 342-0244 or stop by
the shelter to see the
adorable and loving "Monti-
cello Mutts." on hand. Once
you bring a mutt into your
home, it seems, it's hard to
let it go.

h puppy looks forlorn, as he waits
to be adopted at a recent adoption held '
at the Humane Society Wag the Dog

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The Jefferson County Planning Commission will review and make a
recommendation to the Jefferson County Board of County Commission
regarding the approval and transmittal of the Evaluation and Appraisal
Report to the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to Section
163.3191, Florida Statutes. Interested parties may present their concerns
at the Jefferson County Planning Commission meeting on August 14, 2008
at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse located
at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and U.S. Highway 90 in Monti-
cello, Florida 323.44. The meeting may be continued as necessary.
The Jefferson County Board of County Commission will review and
make a decision regarding the adoption and transmittal of the Evaluation
and Appraisal Report to the Department of Community Affairs pursuant
to Section 163.3191, Florida Statutes. Interested parties may present their
concerns at the Jefferson County Board of County Commission meetilig
ori August 21, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jefferson County Courthouse
Annex located at 447 W. Walnut Street in Monticello, Florida 32344. The
meetingemay be continued as necessary:


The Jefferson County Planning Commission will hold its regular
monthly meeting on August 14, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be
held in the Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse located at the
intersection of US Highway 19 and US Highway 90 in Monticello, FL.
The meeting may be continued as necessary.
Information concerliing the meeting is available at the Jefferson
County Planning Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill Road, Monticello, FL.
32344, Telephone 850-342-0223. From the Florida "Government in the
Sunshine Manual", page 36, paragraph c: Each board, commission, or
agency of this state or of any political subdivision thereof shall include in
the notice of any meeting or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is re-
quired, of such board, commission, or agency, conspicuously on such no-
tice, the advice that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for stich purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based,

The Alltel Communications, LLC has submitted an application for a
proposed major development site plan review for the placement of a 250
foot self support Telecommunication Tower. The purposed site is located
on parcel # 25-1S-3E-0000-0080-0000 off of Beth Page Road.
If you have any comments concerning the proposed Major Develop-
ment, please provide them to the Jefferson County Planning Office at the
above address. You may also present your concerns about the project to the
Jefferson County Planning Commission when they will review and make
their decision. The Planning Commission meeting on this project is sched-
uled for August 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Jefferson
County Courthouse ldcated at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and
U.S. Highway 90, in Monticello, Florida.
From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36,
paragraph c: Each board, commission, or agency of this state or of any
political subdivision thereof shall include in the notice of any meetingor
hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such board, com-
mission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the advice that, if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hear-
ing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based. the meeting interested persons may contact the Jefferson
County Planning and Building Department at 850-342-0223 or write the
Department at 445 West Palmer Mill Road, Monticello, FL 32344 and pro-
vide comments. The development proposal may be reviewed during busi-
ness hours at the Department office.
7/30/08,c .

P w/ beige shades, $25 each. Call

Electric Home Meat Grinder-
Like new asking $100.00 Call 251-
1641. 4/18/08 tfn n/c.

Hurricane Season is here
Titan 5500 5/15 KW diesel Gener
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Mo ee T t ink of Life
Tina Ardito call 997-2850 or 904-
993-4393 Special Pricing
7/25- 8/29, nc.

Coke Machine For Sale
$ 500 or OBO
Call Ronnie 766-4390

7/25,30,8/1 pd.

Apartments for Rent at Coopers
Pond. 1 BR/1 BA & 2br/1ba
Call 997-5007. '
PRIME Downtown OFFICE Space -
Cherry Street Commons.
750 Sq. Ft. $540. Month.
500 Sq. Ft. $460. Month.
Call Katrina Walton/('oldwell Banker/
Kelly & Kelly Properties at 510-9512
8/31,tfn.c ._
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B je Ren MM t n50.3
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1. THOMAS RICHARDS, father, of IVY INGLE; DOB: 12/31/04; Cause
No. 08-7-006348-8; Termination Petition filed 3/25/08.


You are hereby notified that a Petition for Termination of Parent-Child
Relationship has been filed alleging'your child to be dependent find pray-
ing that an order be issued declaring said child to be dependent and that
all parental rights be terminated and said child be declared under the ju-
risdiction of the court for such disposition as the court deems best-

You have important legal rights and you must take steps to protect your in
terests. In order to defend your parental rights, you are summoned to ap-
pear at a court hearing at 8:30 a.m. on August 28TH, 2008, at the
Juvenile Court, 5501 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. If you do not ap-
pear at the hearing, the court may enter an order without further notice to

You have the right to speak on your own behalf,.to introduce evidence, ex-
amine witnesses, and receive a decision based solely on the evidence pre-
sented. You have a right to have a lawyer represent you at the hearing and
help you by looking at the files, talking to involved parties. helping you
to understand your rights and the law. If you cannot afford a lawyer. the
court will appoint one to represent you. To get a court appointed lawyer,
contact: Department of Assigned Counsel, 949 Market Street, Suite 334,
Tacoma, Washington 98402 at (253) 798-6062. You may contact the
Department of Children and Family Services, 1949 South State Street,
Tacoma, Washington 98405, at 11-800-423-6246 for more information

a tEyou chil8 day of July, 2008 Deputy County Clerk
Debra Burleson
manannummannua use .

CASE NO: 08-44PR


Downtown Monticello -
Newly Renovated 2/1 F
and unfurnished apart
term or long term. Wi
Laundry, & Parking. A
office pac 4-07r6r


New lbr mobiles, furnish
unfurnished. Adult Park,
$600-$650 a month. 850-
No calls before 9 am or a

. *

Beer, Wine, Tobacco

1715 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(in K-Mart shopping plaza)


1990 Ford F-350, Flat Bed, re-
moveable side bodies, Hyd. lift gate,
Good condition. $4,400, obo.
997-1582 tin, nc
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 Leather Seats
Power Door Locks/keyless entry
Premium Sound
FrontFSri tA rrB ss
Tilt Wheel- Cruise Control
ABS (4-Wheel) Alloy Wheels
4 Wheel Traction Lock (rain/snow)
6 Disk in-dash CD Changer
Two-Tone Paint
Wood Grain/Leather Steering wheel
rtn, nc

86' GhiC Conversion Van, loaded.
New Goodyear Tires, runs great,
$1000.00. Call 251-1641.
7/23 5,3 n/
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50 CC AND UP .
ASK FOR BOB 850-242-9342 or

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

Driveways, roads, ditches, tree and
shrub removal, burn piles. Contact
bary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-
3458., 7/4tfnc

509-8530 Quick Res6p/Tet%,c


All Types of Tractor Work.
11/16, tfnc

North Carolina Mountain Home

Spe all r5e0 0 .B el el582

4.34 Acres w/210 ft HWY
Frontage on US 19 in Lamont. 2
Drive ways and a deep well.
$50,000. From 8-5 call 997-3021,.
from 6-9: call 997-1693.
7/30,8/1,6,8, pd.


S a en

ODBAcre.Clark Rd $25,000
Waukeenah 14 acres $9,800/ac
New Listings 1 bedroom 1 bath home
on 4+ acres screened fmnt porch,
covered deck in back 596,500
Spacious near US 27 3/2 hm, pool, 2
outbuildings 2.5 ac $325,000
in Town Theasure 2 bedroom 1 bath ,
beautiful floors $129,900
Thompson Valley Rd 2/2 home7.33
ac mostly cleared $195,000
Great Location 3/2 home 1.56ac, big
bam, green hse $165,000

Mukad Creek 5.2 acres, septic
M igheringst
Priced to Sell! 5 hillside acres in
Mixed Use Property 12acres
4houses/acallowed $36,500/ac
Very Pretty 5 lovey acres on paved
Horse Fann 29 acres DW w/fire-
place, stables, 4329,000
Deall 4/3,5ac/fenced/2cargarage/
gsue shop, pasture/100 in
PizzaHut 6.5acs$650,000
Waukeenah Hiahway 27.99ac
pasture, fenced, pond $545,000
Timberland 156 ac some pines divide

Steel.Buildings Discounted
Custom Commerical Design
13ig or Small, No Middleman
Factory Direct to Site. Can erect,
cheap freight #0ES


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Monticello. Reserve Today
772-215-2316. www.OlsonPhotoag- 30,8/1,6,8,pd.

each or
Director of Jefferson County Site and Green Industries Institute
wanted at North Florida Community College. The Institute Director will
7/2,tfn nc provide leadership, administration, and coordination in the overall
management of day -to- day operations. See for details .

f n
NdEy d. e
olf m
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d d 10 th
mixe bree puppies, mon s
old, current on shots & heartworm,
neutered. Leave a message for us
with Marisa at 997-8709/509-
2590. Signed Duke and Hunter.

Part-Time positions open at American Safety School. Applicant must
be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Quickbooks. Confidentiality
is a must. Background check required. 850-997-7233.
292 W. Dogwood Street.

3/7 0,8/1,6,8,pd.


Microwave Oven $30
Hewlett-Packard Inkjet Printer $60
Panasonic Answering & Fax Ma-
chine $75
Bicycle- Ladies 18 speed $50+
Cali 997-2973
7/4,-7/30, pd.

ents short

lso have The administration of the estate of BETTY LOIS McALLISTER de-
ent. ceased, Case No: 08-44PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Jefferson

/23, tfn, c. County, Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is Jefferson
County Courthouse, Monticello, FL 32344. The names and addresses of
hed and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
No pets. All interested persons are required to file with this Court, WITHIN
fter 9 pm. (1) all claims against the estate and (2) any objection by an interested per-

7/30,tfnc. son on whom this notice was served that challenges the validity of the
Will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of the Court.
Publication of this Notice has begun on July 23, 2008.

Attorney for Personal Representative
P.O. Box 41
Monticello. FL 32 3-15
(850) 997-5100

Personal Representative


Monticello News 13A

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

County Sportsrnan's

. Association To Meet

at Beau Turner Center

Breakthrough Technology
for Neurological Patienti
patients who have suffered a stroke or other neurological
c ti s to nit mo ity n a e

called the NESS L30(f.
If you or a loved one has experienced Stroke, Traumanc
Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy or an
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, call us at 850H31-5440
to learn niore about this acu. technology
Tallahassee Memorial
Rehabilitation Center

id D With
What Shou You O
An Inheritance?

Provided by Robert J. Davison -
W 11 you ever recen ea ss:abic snheritance L.u can't plan on
it. But if you do get one, you can plan on using it to help
achieve some of your key financial goals. Once you get word
of an mheritance, what steps should you take? Above all. Jon't
rush to act. If you dri in the midst of the grating process, it's
hard to make good decisions about nioney..Consequently, you
may want to consider "parking" your inheritance temporarily
in a liquid k ehicle, such as a cash or cash alternative invest-
ment. Don't fret if your inheritance isrt't really growing inuch
for a few months you'II have time to put it to work later.
Afteryou've parked your money and some time has passed'
you can think about what to do with.your inheritance. Here
are a few ideas:
a. Get rid of debts. Use your inheritance to pay off as many
.debts as you can, especially those consumer loans that are
not tax-deductible and that carry high interest rates.
* Establish an emergency fund. This fund should contain six
to 12 months' worth of living expenses. Without it, you
may be forced to dip into your investments to pay for un
ep cteddosts, such as an expensive car repair or a hefty

Review and adjust your financial strategies. If your inher-
itance is large enough, it may be a "game changer" in
terms of how fou pursue your financial strategies. For ex*
ample, you may now be able to speed up your timetable to-
ward retirement, if that's what you want. Or you may be
able to pay more of your children's college education, thus
freeing up more funds for your own retirement savings. In
fact, by investing your inheritance in certain ways, you
can influence many desired outcomes that you've identi
fiecl in your lopve all fin is strategy. Your f ndal adv
appropriate for your individual needs.
Plan for taxes. Unless you are "inheriting" your spouse's
assets, you may be subject to some type of taxes when you
receive an inheritance. Some types of inheritance, such as
the proceeds from a life insurance policy, are tax-free. On
the other hand, if you inherit a non-spousal 401(k) plan
and are forced to take the money as a lump sum, which is
likely because most 401(k) providers would prefer to re-
move the account from their books, your inheritance will
be subject to federal, state and local income taxes. How-
ever, thanks to recent tax law changes, as a non-spouse
beneficiary you can now transfer an invented 401(k) to an
IRA, which allows you to avoid immediately paying taxes
on your inheritance. You'll still be required to take annual
withdrawals, which are taxable, but the amount will be
based on your life expectancy, so you can spread out your
tax burden. To make sure you're making the right moves
with an inherited 401(k), consult with your tax advisor.

You may get only one inheritance in your life so do what-
ever you can to make the most of it.

Robert J. Davison Edward JoneS
Financial Advisor
205 E. Washington Street -
Monticello, FL 32344
Bu Fax 866-462-9184 d ---.x
Making Sense of Investing

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

14A* Monticello News

and provide them with a
place to come out and enjoy
a variety of outdoor related
activities. We will also be
discussing the require-
ments for members to be-
come volunteers at the
facility as well as volunteer-
ing for a variety of pro-
grams offered through the
The BTYCC is located
south of Monticello on U.S.
19 on the right just before
Capps. We welcome all and
hope to see you there. Please
feel free to bring as many
friends and colleagues as
you can. We will be happy to
answer any questions at this
meeting as well. We will also
be scheduling a tour of the
facility and will give the de-
tails at this meeting.

The Jefferson County
Sportsman's Association
(JCSA) will meet Aug.2, at
the Beau Turner Youth Con-
servation Center (BTYCC)
at 6:00 p.m. Anyone inter-
ested in joining the Associa-
tion or obtaining more
information about the JCSA
or the BTYCC are welcome
to join us.
We will discussing
membership as well as the
different programs that we
will be offering to the youth
and citizens of Jefferson
County and the surround-
ing areas. Membership is
open to all ages.
The meeting willbe held
in the open pavilion as you
enter the facility. The pro-
grams that we are offering
will be to benefit the youth

Photo by Sumter News
The Amerious Post #2 Legion Baseball Team recently won the title of American State Champions. Pictured back row
left to right; Head coach Steven Gordon, Zach Pouliot, Preston Stewart, Luke Teasiey (County Natwe), Jake Griffith,
Jonathon Gilliam, Luke Alexander, and Asst. Coach Brad Herrington. Front row left to right: Landon Hobgood, Collin
Holloway, Casey Brinson, Cody Patrick, Ryan Johnson, and Jimbo Horne

Amermus Post # 2 Legion Baseball Team
. *

10 American State Champion Title .

Monticello News
Staf Writer
The Americus Post
# 2 American Legion
Baseball team "Duce"
traveled to Loganville .
GA, to play in the
American Legion
State Championship,
and Americus Post #2
earned the #1 seed in
the South Region with
a record of 19-8.
Americus defeated
Loganville in the first
game of the tourna-
111erit 3-2, when county
native pitcher, Luke
Teasley, only gave up
two hits and struck
out ten batters, and
went on to defeat Al-
pharetta in game 2, 12-
2 giving up only four
hits and striking out
Americtis ended
up playing Loganville
in the Championship
game Sunday, July 20
and lost to Loganville
8-7, but Americus back Monday
with,15 hits in 5 in-
nings, in the second
game of the champi-
Onship to defeat Lo-
gallVille 13-1 for the
State Championship
Title. Teasley pitched
the entire series and
batted .465.
Teasley was one of
only six players who
made multiple hits
during the series. The
others included Jimbo
Horne, Jake Griffith,
Landon Hobgood,
Zack Pouliot, and
Luke Alexander.
Jonathan Gilliam also
picked off two base .
runners with the
bases loaded.
"The Duce fought
back after closing a
heartbreaker on Sun-
day," said CoachhBrad
Herrington. ey
came back on Monday
with some motivation
and took care of busi-

The team is made
up of players from
Southland Academy,
Schley County and
Marion County.
The Antericus Post
#2 team would like to
thank all of their

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