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140th Year No. 37 Wednesday, September 10, 2008 50f 46 +4


Greenville Principal

Uniiijured In Rollover
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The new Greenville
Elementary School Prin-
cipal escaped injury in a
vehicle rollover Thurs-.
day morning in Jefferson
County
Florida Highway Pa-
trol Trooper Bill Grubbs
reported that at 7:10 a.m.,
Clifford Earl Cooks, 46, of
Leesburg, GA, was appar-
ently en route to the
school and was driving a
2000 Ford Explorer east-
bound on US-90 and lo-
cated nine miles east of
Monticello.
The right wheel slid
off of the pavement,
Cooks overcorrected and
the vehicle overturned
one complete rotation
and came to a rest on its
wheels in the south
shoulder, facing west.
Cooks was wearing a
seatbelt and was unin-,
jured. The crash was not
alcohol related, no
charges' were filed, and
the truck was totaled
with approximately
$8,000 damage.


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Letter Alleges Illegality, Impropriety on Commissioners' Part
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
A property owner
whose potential land-
sale deal Athe County
Commission supposedly
thwarted in January
when it denied the pro-
posed Jefferson Downs
horse racetrack near
Lloyd is threatening to
sLe the county for $1
million-plus for alleged
damages resulting from
the commissioners'' "il-
legal" action.
'The Notice of Intent
to sue, mailed by the law
firm of Hopping Green ionticello Newts Photo By Laz Aleman January 17, 2008
& Sams to county corn- Ken Smith, right, is one of the property owners af-
missioners on Aug. 29 fected by the commission's denial of the racetrack.
via certified mall, seeks Here, Smith speaks with Commissioner Danny Mon-
Please See roe during a break in the public hearing on the Jef-
Racetrack Page 3A ferson Downs racetrack on January 17, 2008.


County Hires Private Attorney

For Value Adjustment Board


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The County Com-
mission has hired a pri-
vate counsel to advise
the Value Adjustment
Board (VAB) as part of
the "several changes
mandated by the state
relative to such ad-hoc
bodies.
She is Suzanne Van
Wyk of the law firm of
Bryant, Miller & Olive,
recognized as one of the


nation's top public fi-
nance and transactional
legal establishments. At-
torney Paula Sparkman,
who partners with
County Attorney Buck
Bird, recommended
Wyk.
Sparkman has been
advising the County
Commission on the pro-
visions' of the new re-
quirements enacted by
the Legislature during
Please See
Board Page 3A


vised commission on hir-
ing of private counsel for
Value Adjustment Board.


Monticello May Become

A Golf Cart Community


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer'
Monticello is poised
to become a golf-cart
community. The City
Council, in fact, is
scheduled to consider a
golf cart ordinance to
that effect on Oct. 7.
The brainchild of


Councilman Tom Vo-
gelgesang, who largely
drafted the document,
the proposed ordinance
is intended to provide
citizens with an alterna-
tive method of trans-
portation that is safe,
energy-efficient and en-
vironmentally friendly
The ordinance de-


fines a.
golf cart
as a
four-
wheel
Please
See
Golf
Cart
Page
3A


,
Councilman Tom
Vogelgesang;
championing use
of golf carts in
Monticello.


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David Cash: The Qualified
Candidate For
School Superintendent
Paid Political Announcement
Hello, I am
David Cash. I am
a candidate .for
Superintendent
of Schools for
J elfe r s o n
County My 35
years as a suc-
cessful business
executive and
my BS degree in
Business from
Florida State
University give
me the needed
skills to (run a
very successful
school system.
The Jefferson
County school system needs to be run like a business.
You need motivated employees to run a successful
business. The students and their parents are our cus-
tomers. Our customers have been leaving. We need to
win back their confidence.
We can have schools that educate our children
and prepare them for either college or have them
ready to enter the workforce. I plan to offer a full
range of vocational programs at Jefferson High. I
plan to use the resources of Lively Vocational High
School. Mr. Woody Hilderbrand, principal, will wel-
come our students on their campus.
The educational part of the program starts with
the classroom teachers. They will notify the school
principal at the first sign that a child in not able to
keep up with the class and we will get the help that
child needs. It costs the school system over $13,000 per
child. If 30 children are held back, that amounts to
oer $390,000 per ynear. It is easy to see that it is cost ef-
fective to help the children and not let then fail.
,We need td inspire our children.to reach their
God-given potential. We can do this with a mentoring
program that places children with mentors with
whom they can relate.
'We need to motivate these children. I want to offer
music lessons on piano and guitar. This is in addition
to traditional band. They will qualify by not missing
class and they cannot be a disciplinary problem. I
think kids who are involved with their school do
much better than the kids that! leave as soon as the
,bell rings. We need to involve them with theater,
clubs, singing groups and sports.
Pride has been missing from our schools far too
long. We will bring pride to our children and their
families. They have not failed. The schools have failed
them.
i served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. I think
it helped makeme the man I am and it helped me pay
for college. I want as many kids as possible to partic-
ipate in ROTC in high school. To make it more at-

eligible for pay, they must sign up as a freshman, have
a 2.5 GPA and be a problem-free child. Kids in the pro-
gram inow will be eligible without the freshman re-
quirement. Pay range will be $20 to $35 monthly
I want to give class trips to the kids in their last
year of middle school and high school. These trips
are to motivate these children. It will cost us less to
provide them with an all around good school experi-
ence.
We ask a lot from our teachers. We need to pay
them more. I will start with a 3% + raise for all.
Teachers that are willing to work with the chil-
dren after school will be paid overtime and be allowed
to use the fleet of mini vans that the superintendent
keeps parked at the office. They will use these vans to
take children home after their tutoring classes are
over. We will have mandatory tutoring and summer
school. I will not allow anyone to fail. I must have help
from (11 school employees. If you have an idea, give it
to me. My phone number is in the book. Parents, you
must take responsibility for your children. Read to
them, make sure they do their work. They must be
prepared. Parents that do not take responsibility for
their children put them at a disadvantage.
I have studied the problems and I know how to
solve them. I need your vote on Nov. 4th. I also will
not visit your home unless I am invited. You may call
me a 997-1347 if you want to invite me over. Call me
with any questions. Call me if you will display my
yard signs. Thank you so very much. Look out for my
TV ads starting in mid September.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


IEWPOINTS


C PINIONS


DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN


All the girls had ugly
gym uniforms?
It took five minutes for
the TV warm up?
Nearly everyone's Mom
was at home when the kids
got home from school?
Nobody owned a pure-
bred dog?
When a quarter was a
decent allowance?
You'd reach into a
muddy gutter for a penny?
Your Mom wore nylons
that came in two pieces?
All your male teachers
wore neckties and female
teachers had their hair done
every day and wore high
heels?
You got your windshield
cleaned, oil checked, and gas
pumped, without asking, all
for free, every time? And.you
didn't pay for air?
And, you got trading stamps
to boot?
Laundry detergent had
free glasses, dishes or towels
hidden inside the box?
It was considered a great
privilege to be taken out to
dinner at a real restaurant
with your parents?
They threatened to keep
kids back a grade if they
failed ... and they did?
When a 57 Chevy was.
everyone's dream car...to
cruise, peel out, lay rubber
or watch submarine races,
and people went steady?
No one ever asked where
the car keys were
because they were always in
the car,in the ignition, and
the doors were never locked?
Lying on your back in
the grass with your friends
and saying things like, "That
cloud looks like a" and play-
ing baseball with no adults
to help kids with the rules of
thapgame?.. ,
Stuff from the 'store
came without safety caps
and- hermetic seals' because
no one had yet tried to poi-
son a perfect stranger?
When being sent to the
principal's office. "Was
Nothing Compared To The
Fate That Awaited The
Student At Home"?
Basically we were in
fear for our lives, but it was-
n't because of drive-by shoot-
ings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our
parents and grandparents
were a much bigger threat!
But we survived because
their love was greater than
the threat.
Do You Remember...
Nancy Drew, the Hardy
Boys, Laurel and Hardy,
Howdy Doody and the
Peanut Gallery, the Lone
Ranger, The Shadow Knows,
Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale,


Trigger and Buttermilk.
As well as summers
filled with bike rides, base-
ball games, Hula Hoops,
bowling and visits to the
pool, and eating Kool-Aid
powder with sugar.
How Many Of These Do
You Remember???
- Candy cigarettes
- Wax Coke-shaped bottles
with colored sugar water
inside
- Soda pop machines that dis-
pensed glass bottles
Coffee shops with tableside
jukeboxes
- Blackjack, Clove and
Teaberry chewing gum
Home milk delivery in glass
bottles with cardboard stop-
pers
- Newsreels before the movie
- P.F. Fliers
- Telephone numbers with a
word prefix... (Raymond 4-
601).
- Party lines
- Peashooters
- Howdy Doody
- Hi-Fi's
- 45 RPM records
- 78 RPM records!
- Green Stamps
- Metal ice cubes trays with
levers
- Mimeograph paper
- Beanie and Cecil
- Roller-skate keys
- Cork pop guns
- Drive ins
- Studebakers
- Washtub wringers
- The Fuller Brush Man
- Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
- Tinkertoys
- Erector Sets
- The Fort Apache Play Set
- Lincoln Logs
-15 cent McDonald hamburg-
ers
-, 5 ,cent) pcks of ,baseball
cards with that .


egg


awful pink slab of bubble o
gum
- Penny candy
- 25 cent a gallon gasoline
- Jiffy Pop popcorn
Do you remember /
a time when... _/
Decisions were made by
going "eeny-meeny-miney-
moe"?
Mistakes were corrected
by simply exclaiming, "Do
Over!"?
"Rade issue" meant
arguing about who ran the
fastest?
Catching the fireflies
could happily occupy an
entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two
or three "Best Friends"?
The worst thing you
could catch from the oppo-
site sex was cootiess"? ___
Having a weapon in
school meant being caught
with a slingshot?
Saturday morning car-
toons weren't 30-minute
commercials for action fig-
ures? KP eadr Quest
Oly-oly-oxen-free" L
made perfect sense?
Spinning around, get-
ting dizzy, and falling down Pl
was cause for giggles? .
The worst embarrass-
ment was being picked last Dear Editor:
for a team? The Friday Sept. 5 issue of the
War was a card game? Jefferson County Journal icluded a so
Baseball cards in the called editorial titled, "Clear Summary of
spokes transformed any bike Tax Plans of Candidates."
into a motorcycle? This "editorial" is unsigned, and it
Taking drugs meant cites no references for its clearly contro-
orange-flavored chewable versial and politically charged "facts."
aspirin? A little research on my part con-
Water balloons were the firmed what I suspected: the editorial is
ultimate weapon? actually just- a reprint of an anonymous
email that has been circulating "around
If you can remember most the internet. I am sure you realize that
or all of these, then you anyone with a computer can put any sort
....... -have-lt red!t -- ---ofmisinformation-ottt-on-theinternet- at-
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Almost every point in your editorial
N A.r 5E is fictitious, distorted or wildly exagger-


The tune for the "A-B-C" song
is the same as "Twinkle,.
Twinkle Little Star."


.$tep l^aes IAr


TEN YEARS AGO
September 9, 1998
Once again, the county was
spared a major disaster. After men-
acing the Florida Panhandle for
hours and confounding weather
experts with its erratic course,
Hurricane Earl finally made. land-
fall in the predawn hours Thursday
near Panama City with sustained
winds of more than 100 mph.
While Hurricane Earl was in the
wings, county Emergency
Management team members were
in standby, ready to provide neces-
sary service.
As Earl began thrashing the
area, residents flocked to local
stores to stock up on provisions in
the event of a disaster.
The Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross expresses
appreciation for the outpouring of
public support for the victims of
hurricane Earl.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
September 7, 1988
There was a steady stream of
phone calls to the elections office on
Tuesday as people registered com-
plaints about campaign posters and
signs located "too close" to voting
polls.
A 30-year-old Monticello man
was fatally injured Thursday night
when he was struck by a car while.
walking south into town on US 19.
The Sheriffs office investigated
the break-in and vandalism last
week at Aucilla Christian Academy;
vandalism that nearly burned the
,, building down.


THIRTY YEARS AGO
September 7, 1978
Voters will go to the polls- on
Tuesday to select candidates from
state house to courthouse level.
Aucilla Christian Academy has
been fully accredited by the Florida
Council of Independent Schools.
Jefferson County residents con-
tributed about $1,270 to the
Muscular Dystrophy Telethon,
through the efforts of the local
Jaycees and Jaycettes.
FORTY YEARS AGO
September 6, 1968
R.E. "Ernie" Clark, of Casa
Bianca Plantation, is perhaps, more
engineer than farmer but he has
applied engineering principles very
successfully to his farming opera-
tion, and to Ernie and his wife,
Maria (much better known as
Cookie), go to the honor of repre-
-senting Jefferson County as Farm
Family of the Year for 1968.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
September 5, 1958
Charles W. Rigby has enlisted in
the Navy and Seaman Arthur R.
Braswell has completed a seven
month tour of duty in the Far East.
Bill Hunter, Bill Chamberlain,
Jr., and Gloria Aligood have
returned from Methodist Youth
Camp at Leesburg.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
September .3, 1948
Mrs. Grace H. Winans has
resigned as a social worker with
State Welfare Board to become affil-
iated with the W.L. Maige Insurance
Agency.


ions Accuracy


in Editorial
ated. I urge you and your readers to go to
"FactCheck.org: would Obama tax my
profits if I sell my house"
FactCheck.org does just what its
name suggests. They get the facts and
take all the candidates to task, Democrats
and Republicans alike, for their distor-
tions. And they give readers the informa-
tion sources they need to come to their
Own conclusions
It is the job of responsible journalists
to inform the electorate. Please give us
better journalism.
-- -Concerned7-----, --

I Jack Williams
Monticello FL


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the last legislative session relative to
VABs. Amohg the new provisions that
took effect Sept. 1, two citizens must now
serve on value adjustment boards and
the county must hire a private counsel
and possibly a special magistrate to
work with the boards. Formerly, three
county commissioners and two School
Board members composed the VAB here,
and the county attorney acted as legal
counsel.
Sparkman reiterated on Aug. 21 what
she has been telling commissioners for
the last several months. And that is that
notwithstanding what they may have
heard from state officials, the statute's
actual language makes it very doubtful
that counties will get reimbursed for cer-
tain expenditures related to the VAB.
"The language in the statute says
that there may be reimbursement, but
my legal opinion is that it is slim to none
in these-lean times," Sparkman said.
She pointed out that whereas it was
still undetermined whether the hiring of
a special magistrate was optional, the
county definitely had to hire a private
counsel, the cost of whom it would share
with the School Board.
"You'll pay 3/5 of the attorney's cost
and the School Board will pay 2/5,"
Sparkman said.
She then went on to introduce Van
Wyk, who reportedly has had a distin-
guished career with several state and

Racetrack


$1,116,900 in damages for
Jamaro, Inc., the owner of a
15.3-acre tract on the north-
east corner of 1-10 and SR-59
that was to comprise part of
the Jefferson Downs.
The notice leaves the
door open to a possible
"amicable resolution", all
the while it holds up. the
club of potential litigation.
"In a good faith effort to
amicably resolve these
claims and avoid the need
for formal notice followed
by protracted, expensive
litigation, Jamaro for
the moment is delaying
publication of the notice,"
the correspondence states.
"While it is hopeful that the
parties can engage in pro-
ductive discussions to
resolve its claims, Jamaro
will file the formal notices
and undertake formal
action should the initiation
and successful conclusion
of the discussions suffer
any delay:"
Jamaro's claims are
based on the real-estate
purchase agreement that
the former signed with the
developer, Equestrian
Land Holdings, LLC, in
August 2007 for the stated
purchase price of $100,000
per acre, or a total of
$1,530,000 for the 15.3 acres.
The purchase agreement
was contingent on
Equestrian Land Holdings
obtaining the appropriate.
government approval,
which the County
Commission denied on Jan.
17, 2008.
Jamaro holds that the
developer complied with all
the applicable zoning and
land-use regulations, as
evidenced by the Planning
Department staff's analysis
and recommendation for
approval of the project, and
that commissioners' denial
was based on personal and
political reasons.
"The lack of a legiti-
mate basis for denial is
illustrated in 'the Feb. 5,
2008 letter from the County
Planning Official, which
fails to cite any basis for
denial... The failure of the
Board to provide a legal
basis for the denial, as well
as the letter's failure to cite
that basis as required by
Section 125.022, FL Stat., is
evidence of the County's
disregard for the law," the
correspondence states.-
The attorneys cite the


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local government entities, including the
Florida Department of Community
Affairs and the Leon County Attorney's
office, and is considered an expert in
legal, legislative and government con-
sulting.
Van Wyk told commissioners that
her firm could provide advice on the
issue of the special magistrate and assist
in the selection process if necessary. She
noted that the Department of Revenue
(DOR), which is supposed to administer
the new rules, was itself having trouble
interpreting the requirements.
"We're working with the DOR on the
interpretation and we're very in tune
with what they're doing," Van Wyk said.
She said her firm charged $195
hourly to represent the VAB and $250
hourly if it involved litigation. She did
not, however, expect that litigation
would be an issue, she said. The commis-
sion unanimously approved the hiring of
Van Wyk.
The VAB held its first training and
organizational meeting Aug. 28, prepara-
tory. to holding its hearing sometime in
October. Property owners who object to
the valuations placed on their properties
or who failed to timely file their home-
stead or agricultural exemptions have
until Sept. 22 to file the appropriate
appeal with the Property Appraiser's
office. Based on the number and types of
appeals, the VAB will set a hearing date.
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Bert J. Harris Jr. Private
Property Rights Protection
Act, adopted by the Florida
Legislature in 1995 to pre-
vent local' governments
from inordinately burden-
ing, restricting, or limiting
private property rights.
Among other things, the
Act provides for compensa-
tion of the actual loss to the
fair market value of real
property, if the loss is
caused by a. government
action.
States the attorneys'
letter: "When a specific
- action of a governmental
entity has inordinately
burdened an existing use of
real. property or a vested
right to a specific use of
real property, the property
owners of that real proper-
ty are entitled to relief,
which may include com-
pensation for the actual
loss to the fair market
value of the real property
- caused by the action of gov-
ernment."
The attorneys cite "a
case strikingly similar to
this one", where the Fifth
District, Court of Appeal
affirmed the lower court's
finding in favor of the
landowner, based on the
Harris Act. They argue
that the commission's
action caused Jamaro's
property to be down valued
"a staggering 73 percent",
or from $100,000 an acre to
$27,000, an acre, a loss of
$1,116,900 on the 15.3 acres.
"Naturally, a $116,900
reduction in value... is cer-
tainly an inordinate bur-
den under the Harris Act,"
the correspondence states.
"Accordingly, Jamaro
demands payment for its
damages in the amount of
$1,116,900."
Beyond the damage lia-
bility, the notice alleges
that other legal problems
surround the commission-
ers' decision. Specifically,
the document alleges that
one commissioner voted
against the project for
apparent personal convic-
tions,' notwithstanding
legal counsel's advice to
the contrary. It also notes
that this commissioner
owns property in the vicin-
ity, an obvious reference to
Commissioner Felix
"Skeet" Joyner. The docu-
ment quotes extensively
from Joyner's comments at
the Jan. 17 public hearing,


wherein the commissioner
declared his anti-gambling
reasons for voting against
the racetrack.
"It is unclear why this
Commissioner failed to
recuse himself from the
vote, yet sought to spear-
head an effort to defeat the
project in a variety of
ways, including via a frivo-
lous procedural issue," the
correspondence states.
"The conduct of the
Commissioner raises seri-
ous due process concerns,
as it is evident that the
Commissioner is not an
unbiased neutral decision
maker."
The correspondence
notes that no commission-
er disclosed ex-parte com-
munications prior to the
hearing. Ex parte commu-
nications are oral or writ-
ten, off-the-record commu-
nications made to or by a
decision maker without
notice to parties and thaf
are directed to the merits
or outcome of an on-the-
record proceeding.
Generally, ex-parte rules
prohibit commissioners
from engaging in informal
communications with par-
ties -that could influence
how an issue is decided.
"Comments from two
Commissioners also made
it clear that their votes to
deny were to protect the,
economic interests of
another parti-mutual facili-
ty in the County," the com-
munication states. "Not
only do the votes based on
comments made by several
Commissioners on the
record suggest impropri-
ety, but understandings
reached with other citizens
prior to the meeting to
deny the project suggest
tortuous conduct."
In summary, Jamaro
holds that the commis-
sion's denial was illegal
and might possibly repre-
sent "an organized effort
involving at least one com-
missioner and third par-
,ties to improperly .deny
approval", *which consti-
tutes a civil conspiracy and
for which the law provides
remedies.
Commissioner Jerry
Sutphin made the content
of the letter public at the
County Commission meet-
ing on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Sutphin asked County
Attorney Buck Bird what


Monday, Aug. 18, in court on charges of
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
on a law enforcement officer, and aggra-
vated fleeing and eluding. He was sen-
tenced to three years in the Department of
Corrections, and transported back to Leon
County.
The sentencing stems from an inci-
dent occurring at 4:30 p.m., June 11, 2007.
According to the MPD report, then Sgt.
Roger Murphy and Officer Timothy
Hightower were patrolling east of King
Street and noticed a silver Chevy Impala
traveling north on Lemon St., playing
excessively loud music.
A traffic stop was conducted as the'
vehicle turned east onto King Street. As
Murphy approached the driver's side of
the vehicle, Hightower contacted dispatch
with unit location and tag information.
While Murphy and Hightower gathered
information on the stopped vehicle, a sec-
ond vehicle, tan in color, pulled in behind
the patrol unit.
The driver, later identified as Souter,
exited his vehicle and approached the dri-
ver's side of the stopped vehicle. Murphy
instructed Souter to return to his vehicle
until the traffic stop had been completed
and Souter reluctantly returned to his
vehicle and backed into Allen's bar park-
ing lot.
After Sputer backed up, the silver
vehicle fled. The officers gave chase in
their. vehicle with the emergency lights
and sirens activated. As officers contin-
ued the chase southbound on Waukeenah
Highway, Cpl. Toby Ward joined the pur-
suit behind the initiating unit.
Souter, using his vehicle as a batter-
ing ram attempted to crash Wards patrol
unit, and Souter ran Ward off the road and

Golf Cart


vehicle originally
designed for use on golf
courses and powered by a
battery or internal com-
bustion motor. It requires
that operators ,of such
vehicles possess a dri-
ver's license and carry,

Cont. From Page 1


the county should do? ..
"That is an issue that
you will have to give us
guidance,". Bird said.
"We're going to have to
hire special counsel. Paula
(Attorney Paula
Sparkman) and I don't
have the expertise that it
-takes. We're going to do
some research and we'll
recommend someone who
can help the county on this
issue."
He added, however,
that the way that the lan-
guage of the letter was
couched, it appeared that a
compromise solution was
possible.
"I think we need to pur-
sue that," Bird said of an.
amicable resolution.
But yes, he conceded in
response to Sutphin's sup-
position, if the' county
decided to pursue full liti-
gation, it could well cost
between $100,000 and
$200,000 in attorneys' costs.
"Yes, if we go with full
litigation, you're probably
right," Bird said.
City Clerk Kirk Reams
mentioned that the coun-
ty's insurance provider
needed to,be notified of the
potential lawsuit.
"That's the first thing
we do is report the poten-
tial claim to the insurance
company to see if it accepts
the claim or not," Bird
said.
"It's something'that we
need to be contemplating,"
Sutphin offered.
Commissioner J.N.
"Junior" Tuten took a dif-
ferent view of the matter.
"Gentlemen, it costs
$85 to file a lawsuit," Tuten
said. "It's never over until
the fat lady sings, and she
has not even picked up the
violin yet."
Bird again attempted
to bring perspective to the
issue.
"It's not a lawsuit," he
said of the correspon-
dence. "This just puts us
on notice that they may
file a lawsuit and we have
six months to address
what they say is their
claim. This is standard
procedure. You have to
give notice of a potential
claim."
He reiterated that it
would be in the county's
best interest to pursue an
amicable resolution to the
matter if at all possible.


was able to get around him. Souter quick-
ly approached the unit with Murphy and
Hightower inside and began attempting to
ram the rear of the MPD vehicle.
Ward radioed Murphy and Hightower
alerting them to Souter's actions, and that
he had already tried to "pit" him. ("Pit is
a maneuver used by trained law enforce-
ment officers to stop and/or crash a sus-
pect vehicle in an attempt to get them
stopped).
The pursuit turned onto Rabon Road,
and then onto Piney Woods Road. While
on Piney Woods Road, Murphy terminat-
ed the pursuit due to potential pedestrian
safety risk. Even though the pursuit was
terminated, Souter continued to attempt
ramming the back of the squad car on sev-
eral occasions, but Ilurphy was able to
out maneuver Souter and keep him from
ramming the vehicle.
As the patrol unit approached the
intersection of Old Lloyd Road and US-90
west, Hightower advised Murphy that he
would attempt to stop Souter when the
vehicle stopped for the intersection. As
the officers stopped, Hightower exited the
unit and instructed Souter to stop that he
was under arrest. Hightower reported
that Souter's driver's side window was
down and Souter looked right at him as he
gave the order to stop.
Souter accelerated and fled. The offi-
cers gave chase for approximately one
mile and then, due to Souter's erratic driv-
ing and high speeds, the pursuit was ter-
minated.
Murphy and. Hightower identified
Souter from his Florida driver license
photo after returning to the station.
Souter was arrested at 10 p.m. the same
night.

Cont. From Page 1


liability insurance.
The ordinance would
ban golf carts on major
roads such as US 19 and
90 (with the exception of
designated crossings) and
on sidewalks and public
rights-of-way reserved as
bicycle trails. It would
also limit the operation of
the 'vehicles t6i daylight
hours only.
Additionallyrthe ordi-
nance would ban the use
of speed-modified or
"hybrid" golf carts; limit
the maximum speed to 20
miles per hour; Set the
age of operators at 16 or
older; and limit the nunm
ber of passengers to seat-
ing capacity, among other
restrictions.
Although customarily
associated with golf
courses, golf carts and
other neighborhood elec-
tric vehicles (NEVs) have
been making their pres-
ence more and more
known in retirement and
self-contained communi-.
ties, according to the
Center for Urban
Transportation Research
(CUTR). What's more, the
manufacturers have
added a variety of colors,
shapes and sizes to the
vehicles, as well as incor-
porated a host of safety
and other features,
including brake and turn
signals, windshields and
wipers, and evpn radios
and carpeting.
The CUTR offers that
golf carts are particularly
suitable for older citizens,
children and persons
with disabilities, as well
as contributing to the
elimination of noise and
air pollution.
In Florida, the state
sets the general parame-
ters for the use of golf
carts on public roads and
leaves the -specific rules
governing their operation


to local governments. The
state, for example, does
not require that a golf
cart operator have a dri-
ver's license; nor does it
set an age requirement,
meaning that children
and non-licensed adults
can drive the vehicles.
Few regulations gov-
ern golf carts at the feder-
al level, according to the
CUTR, The_ niotableexcedp-
tion is the "golf cart cross-
ing warning sign", which
requires "that the golf
cart symbol be accompa-
nied by an educational
plaque for at least three
years from the date of ini-
tial installation".
The CUTR recently
conducted a case study of
Palm Desert, CA, which
has had an active golf-
cart program since 1993.
It found that the program
reduced traffic conges-
tion and pollution and led
to the development of
new routes for golf cart
traffic and new facilities
to accommodate golf
carts, such as parking
and battery recharging
outlets.
The CUTR concluded
that "aside from the
potential for a positive
environmental impact,
the use of electric golf
carts and other NEVs
holds great promise for
enhancing the safe mobil-"
ity of senior citizens, per-
sons with disability, and
others who do not or can-
not drive regular vehi-
cles.
"As individuals reach
an age when they are no
longer comfortable driv-
ing (or have their licens-
es revoked) golf carts
may prove to be a safe,
affordable and environ-
mentally sensitive way to
maintain independence
and mobility, at least for
local trips."


W h i ppet (small gray hound)

Name: Pixie
Small Female, brindle & white


Call: Donna Willsey
281 S. Main Ave
Monticello


(c) 284-6727
(h) 997-4882


Last seen off of Hwy 90 about 4 miles out towards
Tallahassee. She is elderly & needs medication.








4A Monticello News


Wednesday, September 10, 2008


IOUND


JEFFERSON


COUNTYY


City Employees Treated To Lunch


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
City Council
member Idella
Scott treated
city employees
to lunch at
Joh nston's s
Meat Locker
Plant, Friday,
Sept. 5, in ap-
preciation of
their long, late
hours during thelt
Hurricane Fay week-
end.


"They can't.
be thanked
enough for the
jobs they do,"
said Scott.


Enjoying a "thank you" lunch on Friday
compliments of Monticello City Council mem
Scott are from left to right Rico Watkins, Scott,
ager Steve Wingate, Ron Brumbley, Raymo
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"The\y work above and be-
yond hen asked. They
worked 10 to 36 hours
during Fay."
They were
also given "at-
taboys" for
their dedica-
tion to the
City of Monti-
cello in the
form of letters
of thanks and
encouragement
fron City Manager
eWSteve Wingate.
E very deserving
afternoon worker needs a
ber Idella, pat-on-the-back
City Man- for a job well
nd Clark, done, and our
city workers are
hard working
and dedicated," says
Wingate. "These men are
the backbone of the city
and are very deserving of
our thanks."
Enjoying a home
cooked meal at Johnston's
were Roger. Black, 1+.
years, Ron Brumbley, 18
years, Raymond Clark, 18
years, Jim Milicic, 3 years,
Greg Seabrooks, 13 years,
and Rico Watkins, 1+
years. Wingate has been
working for the City of
Monticello for 10 months,
but has 30+ years experi-
ence in the utilities field.
Hal Bennett owner/op-
erator of Johnston's Meat
Locker Plant stayed open
through Hurricane Fay to
feed' the late night and
early morning workers.
The establishment was the
central point for those
working throughout the
weekend during the
storm.


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp Aug. 8, 2008.


$220 was raised for the College Funds for JES Fifth Graders project organized by
County officials and a few concerned residents, at this event. Gathering to enjoy a hot
dog lunch are, from left to right: Monticello Police Chief Fred Mosley, Dash Chpudhery
(making a generous $50 donation,) Sheriff David Hobbs, and Jake and Marvin Edwards.



Scholarships For Fifth Graders


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
* Staff Writer
Select Jefferson County-
officials and concerned res-
idents will give one thou-
sand dollars to each fifth
grade student toward their
college educations, after
they graduate from high
school:
With the help of the
community, funds for this
college initiative will be
raised through fundraisers
indtddoiationsh to give e;ah
fifth grader at Jefferson El-
ementary School $1,000 in
scholarships.
The "College Funds for
JES Fifth Graders" project
is not just money, it's about
increasing the graduation
rate. and it's a way of men-
toring. It makes for a great


"gift" for these students
and is an opportunity for
higher education and for
better jobs.
"We as leaders will go
into the schools and check
on them monthly, maybe
take them to a game, or to a
movie, or they can call us if
they have a problem and
they want to talk," says
Monticello Mayor Gerrold
Austin.
"We need 61 mentors to
follow: and participate .in
the project," says A'Irtin '.
,.. This is a first for Jeffer-
son County, and if all goes
according to plan, this proj-
ect will continue for future
fifth grade students.
(City and county offi-
cials say the goal is for all
61 JES fifth grade students
to take advantage of this


program by completing
high school and going on to
college.
Anyone interested in
learning more about the
program can contact JES at
342-0115.
An interest bearing ac-
count has been set up at
Farmers & Merchants
Bank for the 61 Initiative
College Funds project.
Those committed, to
date include Gerrold
Austil,' Phil Barket/Dessie
HYart-v .David Hobbs, Lois'
Hunter,U CP Millert Fred
Mosley Kirk Reams, Gladys
Roann, Debbie Snapp, and
David Ward.
The hope is to have all
61 mentors/doniors by
years end, each raising one
thousand dollars over the
seven-year period.


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Ticket prices are: din-
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A brief summary of
theplot line follows:
Former biker Jim
owns a bar in Houston. It
used to be a rough place
until his new love, Eva
June, arrived and began
to turn it into a place for
"Nice People." Unfortu-
nately for Jim, Eva's bag-
gage included a 15 year
old son, Jay Bob, who
spends his summer trying
to drive Jim crazy
Then Eva's niece
Catherine arrives. She is
a former novice nun,
Catherine, who has been
thrown out of the convent
for some very un-nunlike,
and disturbing behavior.
Her peculiarities don't
deter Roy, a bar regular,
from falling in love with
her. But winning Cather-
ine's heart will be a chal-
lenge, as even Roy's
friends describe. him as
the dullest man in Texas.


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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Monticello News 5A


FOUND


JCMHS To Host

7th Observance of 9-11
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Middle High School will host its sev-
enth annual observance of September 11, 10 a.m., Thurs-
day, Sept. 11 ifi front of the main building, marking the
2001 anniversary of the attacks on the United States.
Guest speakers will be the Monticello Chief of Police,
Fred Mosely, and Fire Chief Jim Billberry
"The event honors and recognizes past and present
emergency service and military personnel dedicated to
serve and protect," said Lt. Col. Joseph Memrick, JROTC
Instructor. "We hope the ceremony will rededicate the
spirit and cooperation essential for us as citizens to be in-
spired and vigilant.
"We recognize the importance of selfless service and
especially honor our fallen comrades who have given us
their all," he added. "We recognize that our freedom and
day to day safety is not free and honor all, who serve, pro-
tect and defend."
The public is encouraged to attend the event.





JOANN MAY DAVIS


Joann May Davis, 73,
passed away Saturday, Sep-
tember 6, 2008 in Tallahas-
see.
Services were held 2:00
pm Tuesday, September 9,
2008 at Southwood Baptist
Church with burial at New
Hope Cemetery .Family re-
ceived friends from 6-8
pm, Monday, September 8,
2008 in Beggs Apalachee
Chapel in Tallahassee (850)
942-2929.
Joann was a native of
Kirkland, Texas and for-
mer resident of Monticello
and Havana living most of
her life in the Tallahassee
area. She helped her hus-
band, Rev. Doyle 0. Davis
in the ministry for over 50
years and assisted with.
music playing the piano
and organ in her home
church.


She is survived by her
husband of 58 years, the
Rev. Doyle 0. Davis of Tal-
lahassee; two sons, Doyle
D. Davis of Amarillo, TX
and Ken Davis of Tallahas-
see; two brothers, Troy
Dobbs of Nevada and Gene
Dobbs of Ptloenix, AZ;
three sisters, Cloe Lang-
ford of Cheyenne, WY
Ernestine Dussi of Paso
Rebles, CA and Dorothy
Harrill of Phoenix, AZ;
five grandchildren Kathy
Barfield, Cynthia Wright,
Lindsey Reed,' Katlyn
Davis and Carly Davis and
eight great-great grand-
children:
She is preceded in
death by her parents,
Edgar and Pertie Dobbs
and four brothers, Harold,
Ray, Mack and Robert Ray
Dobbs.


j EFFERSON





NNI T


September 9 -
October 14
Covenant Hospice will
be offering a six-week grief
support group from 3:30 to
4:30 p.m. beginning Tues-
day, Sept. 9 in Perry at the
Covenant Hospice office, lo-
cated at 2057 Byron Butler
Parkway. Participants will
have the opportunity to ex-
plore their grief in a safe
and caring environ-
ment. The support group
will run for six Tuesday af-
ternoons. Light refresh-
ments will be served. The
support group is free but
registration is required. To
register, or for additional
information, contact Eliza-
beth Robinson at 1-800-374-
9733.
September 10
A 9/11 Ceremony of
Remembrance will be held
7 p.m. Wednesday, directly
after the 6 p.m. evening


We, the family of
the late Harvey Jordan,
Sr., extend our deepest
appreciation to each of
you for all the enor-
mous acts of kindness.
shown to us.
The comforting
phone calls, visits,
food, cards, monetary
gifts, flowers, and most
of all your prayers gave
us strength during our
time of bereavement.
We would like to



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meal, held at First United
Methodist Church in the
Family Life Center. Come
to remember with others
that tragic day, September
11, 2001. The patriotic pro-
gram is presented by The
Friends of the Jefferson
County Public Library Call
the church at 997-5545 for
meal reservations if you
plan to dine.
September 10
Monticello Kiwanis
Club meets every Wednes-
day at noon at the Jefferson
Country Club on Boston
Highway for lunch and a
meeting. Contact Presi-
dent Rob Mazur at 907-5138
for club information.
September 10
Mignonette Garden
Circle meets at noon on'the
second Wednesday of the
month for a meeting and
program.. Contact Chair-
man Jan Wadsworth at 997-


extend a special thank
you to the Beth Page
Missionary Baptist
Church family, and
many friends, for all
your support and con-
cern, and also to the
Tillman Funeral Home
staff for your "spirit of
excellence" services.
May God continue
to bless each of you.

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4440 for meeting location
and for more information.
September 11
Founder's Garden Cir-
cle mreets at noon on the
second Thursday of the
month. Contact Chairman
Suzanne Peary at 997-4043
for meeting location and
for more information.
September 11
JCMHS will hold a 9/11
Remembrance Ceremony
Thursday during school
hours. Contact the school'
at 997-3555 for more infor-
mation.
September 11
The monthly Commu-
nity Prayer Breakfast will
be held 7 to 8 a.m. Thurs-
day for its first breakfast
and a meeting of the new
year, at the Christ Episco-
pal Church fellowship hall
in Monticello. The average
attendance is usually
about 65 people, and is not
affiliated with any church
and do not allow clergy
speakers, only lay people.
For more information con-
tact Coordinator L. Gary


Wright at lgwright39@em-
barqmail.com or 933-5567.
September 11
Workforce Mobile Ca-
reer Lab is statiofted
across from the street from
First Baptist Church, Mon-
ticello 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the
second Thursday of each
month. Services include
job search, resume assis-
tance, assessments, and
labor market information.
For more information,
contact Employment Con-
nection Director Cheryl
Rehberg at 673-7688, or vol-
unteers Paul Kovary at
997-2313, or Mike Reich-
man at 997-5100, or SW
Ellis at 567-3800 or 866-367-
475'8.
September 11
The Jefferson Soil and
Water Conservation Board
will meet 11:30 a.m. on the
second Thursday of the
month in the Jefferson
County Extension Office
conference room, per
Dorothy Lewis, secre-
tary/treasurer. This meet-
ing is open' to the public.


Jn t~emorg

Mark 0. Dean
1/23/26- 9/10/06

We lake this day to '
honor our dad Mark O.
Dean; a humble, gener-
ous,.and loving daddy
was he. Even though
you are gone you still
remain in'our hearts.
Not a day goes by that
we don't think of you.
Likethe times you made
us laugh and the kind
words you spoke. We say to you
dad, take your rest; we love you but God loves you
best.

Your'children. Marvin Sr, FbzieMa,
Irene, Yokey, Nita, Chuck, and Beck


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Sept. 7 was Grandparents Day. If you are a grandparent, you prob-
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making a financial gift, take your time toexplore the options.
For example, suppose you want to help pay for your grandchil-
dren's college educations. You could open an investment account
aiddeg eit r4jiLegc But yo` uill probably bebetter6ifi4,
putting the money in a plan that is specifically designed for col-
lege.
Here are two possibilities:
* Section 529 savings plan In a Section 529 savings plan, you
put money in specific investments, managed by ain investment pro-
fessional. You can give $12,000 per year, without incurring gift
taxes, to every grandchild. In fact, you can even combine five
years' worth of contributions and give $60,000 (or $120,000 if it
comes from you and your spouse) .to a Section 529 plan in a sin-
gle year. (However, if you do bunch the contributions in this man-
ner, you won't be able to make another $12,000 gift to the same
grandchild for the next five years.) ,
All withdrawals from a Section 529 savings plan will be free from
federal income taxes, as long as the money is used for the benefi-
ciary's qualified college or graduate school expenses. (Withdrawals
for expenses other than qualified education expenditures niay be
subject to federal, state and penalty taxes.) Also, if you participate
in your own state's Section 529 savings plan, your contributions,
may be tax-deductible. Keep in mind, though, that a Section 529
savings plan could affect a beneficiary's ability to quality .for fi-
nancial aid.
A Section 529 savings plan gives you, as the account owner, sig-
nificant control over the money, so if the grandchild for, whom
you've set up the plan decides against attending college, you can
transfer the assets to a different grandchild.
* Coverdell Education Savings Account Depending on your
income level, you can contribute up to $2,000 annually to a
Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). Your Coverdell
earnings and withdrawals will be tax-free, provided you use the
money for qualified education expenses. (Any non-education with-
drawals from a Coverdell ESA may be subject to a 10 percent
penalty.) You can place your contributions to a Coverdell ESA
into virtually any investment you choose stocks, bonds, cer-
tificates of deposit, etc.
If you'd like to give money to a grandchild, but you're not sure you
want to designate your gift exclusively for education, you might
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Staff Writer *
The monthly Commu-
nity Prayer Breakfast will
be held 7 a.m. Thursday,
Sept. 11, at the Christ Epis-
copal Church fellowship
hall in Monticello, Father
Mal Jopling, rector.
The meetings are held
monthly, usually on the
first Thursday morning of
each month beginning
promptly at 7 a.m. and end-
ing at 8 a.m.
The average attendance
expected to these monthly
meetings is about 65 people.


The meeting is not af-
filiated with any church;
and speakers are lay peo-
ple, not usually clergy
Speakers are invited to
share their words of faith
and experiences in an allot-
ted amount of time, as the
hour-long meetings are
combined with music and
Christian fellowship.
Retired USAF Master
Sgt. Jordan Bennett, guest
speaker, will present a spe-
cial memorial to our fellow
Americans who died on
Sept. 11, 2001.
The Prayer Breakfast
meetings have been held in
Monticello the past 14
years, from September
through June, -at any
church fellowship hall that
is willing to host.
For more information
contact Coordinator L.
Gary Wright at 933-5567 or
lgwright39@embarqmail.c
om
All are encouraged to
attend, and bring a friend.


Jefferson County volun-
teers completed the United
Way of the Big Bend
(UWBB) Jefferson commu-
nity-investment process re-
cently, and the funds will
soon be distributed to 21
human-service agencies
that provide services in Jef-
ferson County
A group of knowledge-
able Jefferson volunteers
spent many, hours at the
First United Methodist
Church to ensure the
$71,727.75 was allocated in a
fair and unbiased manner
so that these select agen-
cies can provide services
for local people in need
throughout the year.
The 2008 Jefferson
County Agencies, their
telephone numbers and the
types of services they offer
are as follows:
2-1-1 Big Bend (211, 24-
hour crisis, suicide and
HIV/AIDS hotline)
Ability 1st (575-9621, Assis-
tance to persons with dis-
abilities)
The Alzheimer's Proj-
ect (386-2778, Full range of
resource services including
counseling, referral and
support groups)
American Red Cross,
Capital Area Chapter (878-
6080, Disaster, health,
safety, emergency, volun-
teer, youth, military serv-
ices)
America's Second Har-
vest of the Big Bend (562-
3033, Provides surplus food
to the needy through non-
profit agencies)
Big Bend Cares (656-
2437, Provides education
and comprehensive sup-
port to people infected with
or affected by HIV/AIDS)
Big Bend Hospice (878-
5310, Patient/family hos-
pice care and bereavement)
Big Brothers Big Sis-
ters of the Big Bend (386-


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children from single parent
families)
Boy Scouts of America,
Suwanee River Area Coun-
cil (576-4146, Youth leader-
ship development and
prevention programs)
Boys and Girls Clubs of
the Big Bend, (656-8100, Ac-
tivities and education for
local youth)
Early Learning Coali-
tion of the Big Bend (385-
0551, Provides early
learning and school readi-
ness programs for children)
Elder Care Services
(921-5554, Comprehensive,
programs for senior citi-
zens in need)
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes (383-1144, Serves
middle and high school stu-
dents and aims to teach
honesty, respect for author-
ity, racial harmony, selfless-
ness, sexual responsibility,
and substance abuse pre-
vention)
Girl Scout Council of
the Apalachee Bend (386-
2131, Camps, inner city pro-
gram and other programs
to encourage healthy
lifestyles)
Jefferson County Sen-
ior Citizens Center. (342-
0242, Comprehensive
program for senior citizens
in need)
Kids Incorporated of
the Big Bend (414-9800,
Family-oriented early
childhood services) .
Legal Services of North
Florida (385-5007, Legal as-


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Solid
Waste Department Director
Beth Thorne reports that
the center has partnered
with CoolCat Inc. Electron-
ics Recytling in effect, sav-
ing the county money, time,
and at the same time, keep-
ing any hazardous wastes
out of the county landfill.
"Their services offering
free transportation and re-
cycling of the electronic
waste that comes to our fa-
cility makes our task of
keeping hazardous waste
out of our landfill very easy
and efficient, as well as
compliant with Environ-
mental Protection Agency


distance and counsel for
low-income persons)
Neighborhood Health
Services (224-2469, Indigent
healthcare and education
services to low-income and
homeless individuals)
Office of the Public
Guardian (487-4609, Pro-,
vides guardianship serv-
ices to vulnerable or.
incapacitated adults who
have no resources to obtain
a guardian to safeguard
their civil rights)
Refuge House (681-2111,
Assistance for victims of
domestic and sexual vio-
lence, including safe shel-
ter and 24-hour crisis
hotline)
Sickle Cell Foundation
(222-2355, To increase the
knowledge and under-
standing of sickle cell dis-
ease)
, We Care Network (942-.
5215, Provides timely ac-
cess to specialty medical
care for low-income peo-
ple).
The Jefferson County
Community Investment
Team included Dean
Jerger, Nan Baughman, Ka-
trina Walton, Wayne Cook,
Monica Evans, Kirk Reams,.
and Vicki Boland.
The team's agency re-
view process includes sev-
eral components that take
time to complete properly.
Jefferson agencies or
new applicants submit an
application to remain or be-
come a UWBB agency for
Jefferson. This application


mandates," said Thorne.
"CoolCat Inc. is a pleas-
ure to work with and con-
tinues to meet. the needs
and desires of Jefferson
County Solid Waste,
through saving us money
and time while providing
and excellent, quality serv-
ice," she added.
Thorne listed the items
now being accepted only at
the 1591 Waukeenah Street
location, they include: AC
adapters, all in one devices,
automated home assistance
devices, batteries of all
kinds, battery back up sys-
tems,, cameras, CD/DVD
duplicators, CD/DVD play-
ers, cell phones, computer
components and parts,
computers, electric lawn


is comprised of a descrip-
tion of their programs of-
fered to clients, numbers of
clients served in that
county, how the lives of
their local clients change
for the better because of
their programs, budget in-
formation on the agency,
and a list of their board of
directors. The team also
studies their budgets and
hears testimonials from
clients and/or agency vol-
unteers. Upon completion,
they determine which
agencies and how much
will be funded for that par-
ticular year.
"It's inspiring to see
these: volunteers in Jeffer-
son take time out of their
busy schedules to 'go
through this agency review
process," said Mary Carol
Kaney, UWBB Campaign
manager for Jefferson.
"This process is critical to
ensuring that these funds
are allocated properly and
make the most impact in
this county. We're very
proud of the bottom-line re-
sults these agencies are pro-
ducing and how they help
people in need throughout
Jefferson County"
For more information
about becoming a UWBB
volunteer or the agencies
funded in this process,
please call Mary Carol at
488-8207 or Arnold McKay
at 414-0844. For more county
information, please visit
UWBB online at
www.uwbb.org.


mowers, electric wheel-
chairs, fax machines, game
consoles, generators, key-
board, laptops and note-
book computers,
microwave ovens, moni-
tors, mouses, networking
hardware including hubs,
switches, routers, wiring,
fiber, cables, etc., power
supplies, printers, projec-
tors, radios, remote con-
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RESIDENT RANDY PIER!


T 16 MONTHS OF


COMBAT IN WW II, KOREAN WAR COMBINED


Person, uec., q44
Battle of the Bulge.


Korea in the early 1950s.


RAY CICHON
Monticello News
Managing Editor
Randy Pierson. 84, was
a freshman at the Univer-
sity of Florida. in
Gainesville, in 1941. where
he was an ROTC cadet.
Pierson competed one
year uf- college and was
drafted in the Army
Dec.1942 to fight for the
United States in World War
II. When the war ended in
1945. Pierson stayed on an-
other year as a member of
the Army of German Occu-
pation.
Leaving the Army as a
l1' Lieutenant. Pierson than
returned to the University
of Florida to complete his
education on the GI Bill. He
earned a BA Degree in
Business Administration,
majoring in Marketing and
Economics. He also earned
a partial degree in law.
Prior to his graduation
in Feb. 1949. Pierson mar-
ried his wife. Marion. Dec.
18. 1948. The couple met on
a blind date in 1941.
After graduation, Pier-
son then embarked on a
two year training period
with the then giant AT&T
telephone company. This
was a program designed to
train college educated indi-
viduals for managerial po-
sitions on the way up the
company ladder.
Before he could finish
his training, Pierson was
one of the 2.000 trained
combat officers called back
by then President Truman
in 1951 during the Korean
War. Pierson spent a year at
an artillery school where
lie taught related classes.
Subsequently he was as-
signed to an Atomic Can-
non Project, which
ultimately didn't work, but


which provided him with a
"Q" clearance, meaning he
would not be sent to a com-
bat zone, while that clear-
ance was in effect.
Pierson left Korea in
April of 1953 and returned
home where he became a
business manager for
Southern Bell Telephone
Company. Later he worked
for 18 years in General
Management for AT&T and
subsequently accepted a
position at Bell laborato-
ries. He ultimately became
a consultant to company
vice-presidents and others,
and was a member of the
technical staff.
Pierson retired in 1987.
and he and his wife, who
have no children, moved to
Monticello 21 years ago to
be closer to his wife's rela-
tives.
In a letter to Publisher
Emerald Greene, comment-
ing about a column she
wrote recently, titled
"Heaven Needs Children
Too." concerning the loss
of her brother at a very
young age, Pierson said he
would like to add that
"Heaven Needs Teenagers
Too," referring to the many
lie had seen die in combat.
Pierson spent a total of
9 years, 8 months and 2
days in the Armmy Of these.
lie spent 5 months in com-
bat in WW II, and 11
months in combat in
Korea, for a total of 16
months in combat duty,
which is a rarity, he said.
"I've been shot at and hit
many times," lie added.
"He is a survivor." Mar-
ion states. "N'ot only of
combat, but also of Spinal
Meningitis, "He survived
Spinal Meningitis. while in
the Army. while many did
not.


Randy Pierson, and his wife, Marion, on his grad-
uation date from the University of Florida, Feb. 1949


Randy Pierson displays the remains of a jacket worn
by a soldier who was shot, but was standing at an angle.
so that despite the condition of the jacket, the soldier suf-
fered only a scratch.


While in Korea. Randy Pierson commanded six ar-
mored field artillery weapons. like this one, equipped with
a 105 millimeter howitzer and 50 caliber machine gun.
Amunition is stacked in wooden boxes, bottom right.


some or me members OT me Army or uerman uc-
cupation. From left, "Long John" Silvertooth, "Hotshot"
Jones, Randy Pierson.


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given to guests of the wedding, or thank you cards from
the bride and groom to the guests. Obviously, the differ-
ence between in these wedding cards is mainly in the
purpose behind them.
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idea to make notes of any wedding card options you like
as you do your research. You can also find many options
for wedding cards by looking online for ideas.
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and groom can be found at any local card retailer. The
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couple's upcoming nuptials.
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Anne Smith on Saturday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m.
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join them in showering the bride-to-be at a Garden
Luncheon on Saturday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m., Lakeshore
Gardens, 3250 Watson St., Los Angeles, California."
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer .
The New York Giants
are not the same team
that took Super Bowl
XLI. Since then, veteran
defensive end Michael
Strahan has retired. Pro
Bowl defensive end Osi
Umenyiora was shelved
for the year after a knee
injury in Week 3 of the
preseason schedule.
weak-side linebacker
Kawika Mitchell signed
with Buffalo, safety
Gibril Wilson signed with
Oakland, strong-side line-
backer Reggie Torbor
signed with Miami. tight
end Jeremy Shockey was
traded to New Orleans
and, Mathias Kiwanuka
was moved from strong-
side linebacker back to
defensive end to replace
Umenyiora.
NFL veterans Sam
Madison and Reuben
Droughns were asked to
take pay cuts. Then they
were told they weren't
dressing for Thursday
night's game.
That was a small sur-
prise when the Giants
announced their eight
inactive players for their
season opener against
.the Washington
.'Redskins. Madison lost
his spot to veteran cor-
nerback R.W.
McQuarters, and
Droughns lost his spot to


Week I

" I'm really proud of the guys and very happy
with the win."'said Madison. Especially that
the win was during our f'rst home game of the
season


young running back
Danny Ware.
Both veterans were
asked to take small pay
cuts, possibly as a condi-
tion before they were
guaranteed a spot on the
Giants' 53-man foster.
Each player agreed to
forego about $250,000 of
his 2008 salary, with no
offer of bonuses or incen-
tives to earn it back.
Those weren't the
only surprises, either.
Dave Tollefson, who
spent most of the sum-
mer as part of the Giants'
defensive line rotation,
was inactive and
replaced by recently
signed Jerome
McDougle. Also out were
cornerback Terrell
Thomas (hamstring),
linebacker Jonathan Goff
(back), kicker Lawrence
Tynes (knee), rookie
receiver Mario
Manningham and tackle
Adam Koets.
Throughout the sum-
mer it was widely
assumed that the Giants
offense, with every Super
Bowl XLII starter-return-
ing. would be ahead of
the defense, which has
five new players in its
first unit. Those assump-
tions proved incorrect.
The offense sputtered for
much of the game, but
the defense was- domi-
nant as the Giants began
the 2008 season with a 16-


7 victory over .the
Washington Redskins.
The brunt of the
Giants offensive action
was du-ing the first quar-
ter when they received
the ball and making first
down conversion after
first down conversion,
worked the ball down to
first and goal, scoring the
first points on the board
within the first five min-
utes of the game.
Throughout the first
quarter until the final
two minutes, the Giants
defense was able to
thwart all of the Red
Skins attempts and con-
verting first downs on
every position.
During the Giants
second and third posses-
sions they worked down
close enough to the goal
line. opting for field goals
rather than attempting
the touchdowns due to
third downs, bringing
the score to 16-0.
In the final two min-
utes of the first, the Red
Skins came to life scoring
their only touchdown of
the game in the final sec-
onds.
. The remainder of the
game was merely one
team trading the ball to
the other team after all
offensive attempts *to
score failed.
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FRAN HUNT
(Monticello News
Staff Writer
Three Jefferson
County youth who play
for the new Tallahassee
Lightning 11 and under
baseball team, estab-
lished at the end of May
this year, joined in festiv-
ities following the team's
first win in the Marianna
Tournament August 16
and 17. The Marianna
Tournament was only
the third tournament
since originating.
The roster consists of
residents Ty Chancy,
Max Lyda, and DJ
Wilkinson, and David
Arnold, Seaton Bentz,
Logan Evans, Drew
Hansen, Cole McCord,
Ryan Osgood, Josh Ray,,
and Sam Walker.
Parent Leslie
Wilkinson said in their
first game, Tallahassee
Lightning came in about
fifth or sixth place, in
the second tournament,


they came in second, and
then they roped first in
the third tournament.
"It's quite obvious, the
rapid improvement
these young players are
making," said
Wilkinson.
Parent Kim Chancy
gave a synopsis of the
winning tournament.
"The Tallahassee
Lightning won all four
games throughout the
tournament against
teams from Marianna,
Defuniak Springs, and
Walton County," said
Chancy., "The champi-
onship game on Sunday
was very close, with the
Marianna Outlaws lead-
ing 9-6 in the fifth
inning. The Lightning
came back to take the
lead at the bottom of the
fifth with nine runs to
boost, the score to 15-9,
with the help of power
hitter Max Lyda."
Former County resi-
dent Justin Evans coach-


es the Tallahassee
Lightning and they are
sponsored by local busi-
nesses including C&F
Fencing, Capitol Truck,
Inc., C&F Sign and
Stamp, Costco, Faircloth
Construction, Franklin
Insurance Agency, Inc.,
Gibson's Vinyl Products,
James T. Fountain,
Jefferson County
Construction,
Monticello Milling,
Publix, Southeastern
Vinyl Siding, Inc.,
Waukeenah Fertilizer,
and Wayne Edwards,
CFP.
"The boys are enjoy-
ing playing for the travel
team and the friendships
they have made with
kids from all over the
southeast area," said
Chancy.
The Tallahassee
Lightning will partici-
pate in their next tour-
nament in
Donaldsonville, GA,
Sept. 6 and 7.


Jefferson JV Football Update


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Middle
High School JV football head
football coach Jeffrey
Washington, gave updates on
the JV Tigers, released the
roster, and provided -key
plays in their season opener
Tuesday,. Sept. 2,, against
Wakulla.
There are 21 Tigers on
the team this year, including
two sixth graders, three sev-
enth graders, and 16 eighth
graders. They include;
LeNorris Footman (1),
Revonte Robinson (2),
Kenneth Madison (4),
Treveon Edwards (7), Devon
Johnson (9), Genrique Noel
(11), LaDarian Smiley (13),
Ja'cory Maxwell (14), and
Malik Carter (15).
Also, Marcus Huggins
(20), Kamarie Young (21),
James Thompson (22),
Shavarist Alexander (31),
Chaz Hansberry (51), Ramez
Nealy (53), Iran Francis (63),
Keajon Virgil (70), Kenijah
Campbell (71), Allen Streeter
(73), John Burns (76), and
Charmaine Crumitie (97).
Serving the Tigers as the
team assistant coach this
year is Carl Joseph.
Flag Football

Registration

Saturday
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Recreation Department
Director Kevin Aman
reminds young athletes and
* their parents that the regis-
tration day for Pee Wee Flag
Football, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Saturday, 13 at the
Recreation Park.
Pee Wee Flag Football is
for athletes ages 7-11 and Oct.
1, 2008 is the age determina-
tion date. Pre-registration
began Sept. 1 and will run
through Sept. 12.
For further information
contact Aman at 342-0240.


Jefferson dropped the
season opener against
Wakulla Tuesday, 14-8.
Washington said the Tigers
started the game in a positive
state, scoring their only eight
points in the first quarter
when Kenneth Madison
scored the touchdown on a 78-
yard run and ,Treveon
Edwards scored the two-point
conversion.
The two opponents
remained at an 8-8 tie until'
the third quarter, but with 30
seconds remaining on the
clock, Wakulla drove to score
the winning, touchdown and
failed on the extra-point


attempt.
Washington added that
throughout the game,
Madison led the Tigers in
rushing with over 100 yards
covered'on the field.
The JV's face off against
Shanks, 6 p.m., Thursday,
Sept. 11, here. "I understand
that Shanks has a good team
with a lot of speed," said
Washington. "We have to
focus on taking, care of the
mistakes we made against
Wakulla, completing our
drives, cutting down on the
holding calls, and mainly, we
just"have to stay focused and
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JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING and
ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING

Second Public Hearing Thursday, September 18,2008 at 6:00 pm
447 West Walnut Street Jefferson County Courthouse Annex

Jefferson County is applying to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) for a FY 2008 grant under the Housing Rehabilitation cat-
egory in the amount-of $700.000 under the Small Cities Community De-
velopment Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is
proposed. 70% of the funds must benefit low to moderate income (LMI)
persons. The activities, dollar amount and estimated percentage benefit to
low and moderate income persons for which the County is applying are:
*,f


Activity

Housing Rehabilitation
Temporary Relocation
Administration

TOTAL BUDGET


Budget
(Approximately)
$ 592,000
$ 3,000
$105,000


LMI%

100%
1000%
N/A


$700,000


A Public Hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the
application will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 6:00 pm dur-
ing County Commission meeting which will be held at the 447 West Wal-
nut Street, Jefferson County Courthouse Annex, Monticello, FL 32344. A
draft copy of the application win be available for review at that time. A
final copy of the application will be made available at Jefferson County
Grants Department, 445 West Palmer Mill Road. Monticello, Fl on Mon-
day through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., no more
than five days after the public hearing. September 18, 2008. The appli-
cation will be submitted to DCA on or before September 29, 2008.,
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible loca-
tion. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing im-
paired or the visually impaired or requiring special accommodation at this
meeting should contact the Jefferson County ,Grants Office, 445 West
Palmer Mill Road, Monticello, FL 32344 or call (850) 342-0175 at least
five calendar days prior to the meeting.ITo access a Telecommunication
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 342-0988.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing
should also contact the Jefferson County Grants Office. 445 West Palmer
Mill Road. Monticello, FL 32344 or call (850) 342-0175 at least five cal-
endar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be pro-
vided. For additional information concerning the application and the
public hearing: Contact Roy Schleicher, County Coordinator at the Jef-
ferson County Coordinator Office, 450 West Walnut Street, Monticello,
FL or call (850) 342-0287.

Pursuant-to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following
disclosures will be submitted to DCA nith [the application The disclo-
sures will be made available by Alachua County and DCA for public in-
spection upon request. These disclosures will be available on and after the
date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available
for a minimum period of five years.
1. Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in
the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment rebate, sub-
sidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by
source and amount; .
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or
consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or
development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pe-
cuniaryiinterest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed
$50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or oth-
ers listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other
entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity
of each of officer, director, principal stockholders, or other official of the
entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each
of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
The Citizen Advisory Task Force (CATF) for this project is to meet
on September 16th, 2008 at 4:00 p.m at the Jefferson County Court-
house Annex, 447 West Walnut Street, Monticello, FL 32344.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File Number: 08-43-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEROME G. SMITH,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of JEROME G. SMITH, deceased,
whose date of death was February 4, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Jefferson County, Florida, Probate Division under probate file # 08-43-
PR the address of which is 1 Courthouse Circle, Monticello, Florida
32344. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The, date of the first publication of this notice is September 3, 2008.

Attorney for Personal Representative
T. Buckingham Bird, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 247 Monticello, Florida 32345
(850) 997-3503

Personal Representative
Jackson C. Ferri
P.O. Box 939
Monticello, Florida 32344.

Personal Representative
Michael Opalka
16173 S.W. 70th Street Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33331
9/3,10/08,c

SPECIAL MEETING
The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will hold a spe-
cial meeting at 9 am September llth at the Government Complex to ad-
dress an EOC Funding Issue and any storm related matters.

Kirk Reams, Clerk of Court,
Jefferson County Florida

9/10/08,c.

FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
Jefferson County will conduct a Fair Housing meeting on September
18, 2008 during a regular County Commission meeting which begins at
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14A Monticello News


Wednesday, September 10, 2008


UT DOORS




Local And State Gatherings For Horse Owners Announced


Jed Dillard
Jefferson County Livestock
Extension Agent
Local equine enthusi-
asts will have back-to-back
opportunities to get to-
gether and learn more
about horses this month
says Jefferson County Live-
stock Agent Jed Dillard.
"We'll have our ongo-
ing Jefferson/Leon pasture
program at the -Leon
County Extension Office on
Thursday evening, Septem-,
ber 25 and the annual day
long University of Florida


Equine Institute will be
held at the Southeastern
Livestock Pavilion in Ocala
on Thursday, September
18."
The Jefferson /Leon
program will feature Dr.
Steve Fisch of AVS Equine
Hospital, Tallahassee.
"We've all faced having
to decide whetherour ani-
mals really need veterinary
care," says Dillard. "We
don't want to call a vet un-
necessarily, but we want to
be as sure as we can a seri-
ous situation doesn't' get


out of hand. Dr. Fisch's
presentation should help
both novice and experi-
enced owners make that de-
cision with more
confidence."
Leon County Extension
Agent Les Harrison will
follow with a discussion of
barn and pasture animal
pest control.
Dillardwill wind up the
evening with a presenta-
tion on poisonous plant
identification.
"We're excited about
the response of the equine


The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
the following items for recycling:

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.
, F : : ... :


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 saying your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go
wrong?

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)

Batteries

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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

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

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

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

The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up 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
http://www.cojefferson.fl.us/SolidWaste.html for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information,
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.


community to this series,"
says Dillard, "and we're
looking forward to its con-
tinued growth."
The UF Equine Insti-
tute in Ocala is a "longer
ride and a bigger dose," but
it .has been bringing to-
gether the Florida horse in-
dustry for over eight years.
The trade show begins
at 8 a.m. on Sept. 18 and the
program features many of


the University's equine fac-
ulty experts.
Topics include pasture
weed control, managing
the older horse, colic, gas-
tric ulcers, laminitis and
equine nutrition.
The program is sched-
uled to end at 4 p.m. Regis-
tration includes lunch,
refreshment breaks, a copy
of the proceedings, and a
chance to win a five hun-


Photo Submitted
dred dollar gift certificate
from the Tack Shack of
Ocala.
Those wishing to regis-
ter should contact Mark
Shuffitt at 352- 671-8400 or e-
mail him at jmsh(ufl.edu..
Additional information on
either program can be ob-
tained from the Jefferson
County Extension office at
342-0187 or dillard-
jed(ufl.edu


Chronic Wasting Disease Not


Found In Florida's Deer Herd


After extensive testing,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has found no evidence
of chronic wasting disease
(CWD) in the state's white-
tailed-deer population.
The FWC tested 560 free-
ranging deer during the past
year and more than 3,500
deer during the past six
years, with no CWD-positive
results.
"While we can never say
that Florida is entirely free
of the disease without test-
ing every deer, this sample
size gives us confidence that
if CWD is present in Florida,
it is at low levels," said Dr.
Mark Cunningham, FWC's
wildlife veterinarian. "How-
ever, even low numbers of
CWD-positive deer would be
cause for concern, so we plan
to continue testing for the
foreseeable future."
CWD is a contagious
neurological disease that
has -been found in captive
and wild mule deer, white-
tailed deer, moose and
Rocky Mountain elk within
several Midwestern and
Western states. The disease
causes degeneration of the
brains of infected animals,
resulting in emaciation, ab-
normal behavior, loss of
bodily functions and death.


Thus far, the deer dis-
ease has hit no Sdutheast-
ern state, including Florida.
To reduce the chances
of CWD entering Florida;
the state pirohibits import-
ing liv9 deer unless they
,come from a herd that has
been certified CWD-free for
five or more years and car-
casses of any species of
deer, elk or moose from 14
states and two Canadian
provinces where CWD has
been detected.
Chronic wasting disease
has been detected in New
Mexico, :Utah, Colorado,
Wyoming, Kansas, Min-
nesota, Oklahoma, Mon-
tana, South Dakota,
Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illi-
nois, New York, West Vir-
ginia, and Alberta and
Saskatchewan, Canada.
Visit the CWD Alliance Web
site at www.cwd-info.org/
for the most up-to-date CWD
reporting.
"Early detection is the
key to limiting the spread of
the disease, if such an out-
break should occur in
Florida," Cunningham said.
Once again, this hunt-
ing season, the FWC is turn-
ing to hunters and members
of th6 public for assistance
in helping monitor the
state's deer herd for CWD.


"We're asking hunters
to report any sightings of.
sickly or scrawny-looking
deer, or deer dead of un-
known causes," Cunning-
ham said. "If you see such a
deer, call toll-free 1-866-
CWD-WATCH (293-9282).
Please do not handle the
deer. Wildlife biologists will
respond, and if necessary,
collect deer tissue for test-
ing. It's important to con-
tact us as soon as possible,
because such testing must
take place within 48 hours
of a deer's death to yield re-
liable results."
CWD WATCH is part of
an aggressive monitoring
program to ensure CWD is
not already in Florida and
the disease does not spread
into this state.
' There is no evidence
that CWD poses a risk for
humans, however, public
health officials recommend
avoiding direct contact with
any sick-looking deer or one
that has died from unknown
causes.
More information about
CWD surveillance in
Florida is available at
MyFWC.com/cwd. The Web
site also offers links to
wildlife and health agencies
with more in-depth .infor-
mation about the disease.


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