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140th Year No. 43 Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Monticello Man Dies In


Sunday Morning Crash


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Monticello man
died following an early
morning crash in the
county Sunday.
Trooper Bill Grubbs
of Florida Highway Pa-
trol reported that at 2:15
a.m., Oct. 19, Anthony
Brockman, 21, of Lam-
ont, was driving a 2005
Chrysler four-door tray-


Driver Seriously

Injured In

Alcohol-Related

Crash
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A female driver was
seriously injured Satur-
day evening in a crash
Florida Highway Patrol
deemed alcohol-related.
FHP reported that
on Saturday, Oct. 11 at
7:59 p.m., Michelle
Christensen, 48, of
Woodville, FL was driv-
ing a 1995 Ford F-150
traveling west on US
Highway 98, one mile
east of CR-59.
Christensen lost
control of the vehicle
and the vehicle rotated
one half a turn counter-
clockwise and traveled
southwest across the
eastbound lane of
travel.
The vehicle traveled
onto the south shoulder
and overturned one
time. The vehicle's
right side collided with
the underbrush and
came to a rest facing
east.
Christensen' sus-
tained serious injuries
and was transported to
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital for treatment.
She was not wearing
a seatbelt and the vehi-
cle sustained $5,000
damage.

Woman
Charged In
Single-Vehicle
Crash
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Ponte Verda
Beach woman was
charged in a single vehi-
cle crash on the Inter-
state in Jefferson
County, Tuesday Oct. 7.
Florida Highway Pa-
trol reports that at 7:20
p.m., Jessica Lynn
Harster, 22, was driving
a 2002 Acura four-door
traveling west in the
Please See Woman
Charged Page 4A


eling north on CR-259
approaching US-27, with
Quantez Francis, 18 of
Monticello as a passen-
ger in the front seat, and
Chaddrick L. Black, 18,
also of Monticello, as a
passenger in the back
seat.
Joel Conger, 36, of
Moultrie, GA, was driv-
ing a 1998 International
Semi, pulling .a trailer,
.was traveling west on


US-27, through the in-
tersection of CR-259.
Brockman failed to stop
for the stop sign at the
intersection of US-27 as
Conger was traveling
through it.
Brockman's vehicle
traveled north through
the intersection and un-
derneath the trailer
being towed by Conger.
Please See
Crash Page 4A


Quantez Francis


Dedication Ceremony Set


For Boots Thomas Upgrade
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The folks involved
in the upgrade of the
Sgt. Ernest "Boots"
Thomas memorial mon-
ument on West Wash-
ington Street are happy
to report that they will
hold a dedication cere-
mony at the site on Nov .
11, Veterans Day,
Dr. Jim Sledge,
founder and keeper of
the memorial monu-:
ment and one of the up-
grade's main sponsors
(along with landscape
architect Winston Lee
and Jefferson/Madison
County Health Depart-
"ment Director- Kim
Barnhill), announced
the planned dedication
to the City Council on
Oct. 7.
Sledge said the cere- .A dedication ceremony is planned at the Sgt.
Please See Boots Ernest "Boots" Thomas memorial monument on Vet-'
Thomas Page 4A erans' Day morning.


Unemployment Up; Minimum

Hourly Wage Rate To Go Up


Monticello News Photo by Laz Aleman, September 18, 2008
The Employment Connection Mobile Career Lab
comes to Monticello every Thusday and parks off West
Washington Street, on the field north of the elections
office.


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Jefferson County's
seasonally unadjusted
unemployment rate was
5.3 percent for Septem-
ber, while Florida's sea-
sonally unadjusted
unemployment rate
climbed to 6.8 percent.


Seasonally unad-
justed means that the
unemployment figures
have not been cleaned of
numbers that reflect
regular fluctuations in
the employment picture
due to seasonal,
weather, hiring and lay-
off patterns, and other
factors that may skew


the results.'
The 5.3 unemploy-
ment rate translates
into 388 jobless persons
out of a local labor force
of 7,344. The last time
that the unemployment
figures were reported
for Jefferson County, the
rate was 4.7 percent for
June. It was 4.1 percent
in May and 3.5 percent
in April.
Meanwhile, the sea-
sonally unadjusted un-
employment rate for the
region under the North
Florida Workforce De-
velopment Board
(NFWFDB) was 6.4 per-
cent for September. That
rate was 5.6 percent in
June. The NFWFDB rep-,
resents Jefferson, Madi-
son, Taylor, Suwannee,
Hamilton and Lafayette
counties.
It's reported that
Florida' unemployment
rate of 6.8 percent 6.6
Please See Unem-
ployment Page 4A


Earlene Knight

Cites Qualifications


For District 2,

School Board Seat

My name is Earlene Knight. I come before you
with a humble heart to request your vote. I feel that I
am the best candidate to fill the District 2 School
,Board seat.
I believe in public school education. I am a prod-
uct of public schools, as is my son. He attended the
Jefferson County Public
School System from
3rd grade, when we
moved to Monti-
cello, through
graduation. He
served 20
years 'in the
United
States Navy
He now
works for
NASA. My
ol dest
granddaugh-
ter started
Pre K this
year in the
public school
system of
Pocomoke, Mary-
land. I believe in pub-
lic school education.
I believe in hard work. It
takes hard work to be successful in anything. Of all
the honors that have come my way the two of which I
am most proud are both Who's Who Among Amer-
ica's Teachers. To receive this honor, one must be
nominated by a former student who is enrolled in post
secondary education. Teachers touch lives everyday
and an honor such as this reminds us that'we do touch
lives everyday.
I believe in dedication. I chose to dedicate my life
to the education of Jefferson County children, a deci-
sion I have never regretted.
I would like to see, us in a partnership with Lively,
Tallahassee Community College, and North Florida
Community College to provide more vocational
classes. I would like to see more Advanced Placement
classes as the return of students permits. I would like
to see our.bright students involved in Brain Brawl
and Odyssey of the Mind and travel over the state to
compete in acadeinic contests as.they did in the not-
so-far past. We must reverse the belief that our stu-
dents are not as bright as at any other school, and we
must do it through whatever means necessary Higher
FCAT scores are sure to follow.
I am educated. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Ele-
mentary Education, K-12 Certification in Physical Ed-
ucation, K-12 Certification in Music Education, and a
Coaching Endorsement.
I am experienced. I have taught in the Jefferson
County Public Schools for 30 years, retiring in June
of 2007. I know the school system from the inside out
as a parent, as a teacher, and now as a School Board
member. I have attended no less than 14 School Board
meetings, special meetings, hearings, and workshops,
and no less than 11 functions in my official capacity as
a School Board member since March 31st when I was
appointed by the Governor.
I am committed. I am committed to changing the
academic reputation of Jefferson County We have
good teachers, good students, and good parents. That
is a combination that spells success. I am committed
to restoring Tiger Pride. Some of that has already
taken place with the administrative changes at both
schools. The morale of teachers and students has im-
proved. I am committed to pursuing whatever grants
may be available to use for furthering teacher educa-
tion in an effort to raise our FCAT scores, and what-
ever grants may be available for field trips.
Our children are our most precious and impor-
tant commodity. We must provide for them the best ed-
ucation possible.
I deem it an honor to represent the citizens of Dis-
trict 2 as your School Bbard Member and request that
I may continue. Your vote win be greatly appreciated
on November 4*.

Paid Political Advertisement, Paid for and Approved By
Earlene Knight Campaign for School Board District 2


2 Sections. 30 Pages
Adopt A Dog 10A Legals
Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A Sports
Classifieds 16A Spiritual
Football Contest 14A Viewpo
Home Improvement 15A Women


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


PINIONS


Letters to the Editor are typed word or word, commajor comma, as sent to this newspaper.


Good News
Dear Editor:
THE GOOD NEWS:.
My 26 year old son, a Navy Medic,
returned home from the northern moun-
tains of Afghanistan two Saturdays ago. He
is a great patriot and has served the country
well in assignment as a Navy Medic to the
Army.
'He also served a tour of duty in Iraq,
approximately three years ago. I can, tell
you from personal experience, Our soldiers
are starting to wear thin and in my son's
case, he has now begun to believe that the
military is not the place for him after eight
years. I think that he will hang in there for
a while yet.
I am one of those people who believe
that a change in the White House policies
must occur if our great country is to sur-
vive. Never in my 60 plus years have I wit-
nessed such pessimism in our country.
We have witnessed a total train wreck
in Washington in the past eight years that
has left our country crippled. I have sup-
ported the Obama/Biden ticket. To do my
part, I placed all of the roadside
Obama/Biden signs along highways US 27,
US 19, and highway 59 south of 1-10.
THE BAD NEWS:
Please note that as you travel those


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; Bad News
south Jefferson County corridors now,
there are no longer any Obama/Biden
signs. They have all been taken down,
removed by parties unknown. I have
replaced some of these signs as many as
three times, at my own time and expense.
Signs of the opposing candidates have
been put in their place. To remove any can-
didates' signs, or to deface them, is un-
American and against the law. In simpler
terms, it is cheating. It leads me to believe
that the opposing party does not feel it can
win an election without dishonesty.
It begs the question: Do you need to
cheat to win? There are many of us who feel
that the major problems experienced in our
country today have been brought about by
people who lack common ethics and decen-
cy.
Yes, I am really torqued by the indecent
few that have removed the Obama/Biden
signs. If those who removed the signs would
like to return them, or put them back in
place, it would be much appreciated. Your
character can be restored. Your support
would be much appreciated..


The Waukeenah Man
Fred Williams


Citizen Comments About


Developer's Money Woes


Dear Editor:
I read the article in the Oct. 10 edition of
the Jefferson Journal about the developers
and money woes. Hopefully everyone
involved with this situation will learn from
their mistakes.
First the City: Before any lots in a plat-
ted subdivision can be sold, the streets will
be paved, sidewalks and curbing will be in
place, sewers and water meters shall be
installed at each lot, and so on.
These are always promises that devel-
opers talk about, but move on before they
are completed. Don't let another "Fast
Eddie" take advantage of you again.
Second the Developer: If you decide to
undertake a subdivision development, be
prepared to do all the things you say you are
going to do on the front end. The economy
can slide into the commode in a heartbeat.
If you can't stand the heat, then stay out of
the kitchen.
These are things you promise to the
city, county, realtors, clients arid whoever
else is listening. If you feel that there is .no
way to meet what you have promised, then
take that money and go do something else.
You obviously got into this to make money.
Maybe the stock market would be better for
you. You could get out when you want to.
Real estate developers are noted for not
doing what they say they are going to do.
Why do you think so many have come from
south Florida to purchase land up here and
have it platted for development? They real-
ize we haven't experienced growth spurts
like they have down there.


They are here to take advantage of us
and our kind nature and inexperience.
Believe it! Any of us that have moved up
here, for the kind nature, can attest to this.
Third, the Lot Owners: You have just
learned a very important lesson. Do not
purchase anything with a promise some-
thing will be done. If the developer wants to-
sell you something, he will do it, or you will
move on.
There is an old adage in real estate:
"Buyers are liars and sellers are thieves." I
have worked on both sides of that, and noth-
ing could be more true. Both sides will tell
you exactly what you want to hear and
swear they never did.
Now your developer is trying to get out
of doing what he promised by trying to sell
one more lot and letting the Homeowner's
Association take over. If I were in charge of
the city and county, I would not let the
developer sell one more lot, or pull one
more building permit until the promises
are met.
No more land changes hands until the
developer puts in the roads and the rest.
Pressure will dictate that they live up to
their commitment. Why should the
Homeowner's Association be responsible
for something that the developer promised
before the economy went south? They
shouldn't, and no one should let him out of
his obligation.


Carla Wheeler,
Monticello


The Pledge of Allegiance


The following is a
song/rendition written
by Charlie Daniels.
Many times I have
written my columns
about our country, our
servicemen, and our
flag but this is a total-
ly different twist that
can be said no better
than how Charlie
Daniels puts it...
The following words
were spoken by the late Red
Skelton on his television
program, as he related the
story of his teacher, Mr.
Lazwell, who felt his stu-
dents had come to think of
the Pledge of Allegiance as
merely something to recite
in class each day.
Now more than ever lis-
ten to the meaning of these
words.
I've been listening to
you boys and girls recite
the Pledge of Allegiance all
semester, and it seems as
though. it is becoming
monotonous to. ya. May I
recite it, and try to explain
to ya the meaning of each


word?
I Me, an individual, a
committee of one.
Pledge dedicate all my
worldly goods to give with-
out self pity.
Allegiance my love, and
my devotion.
To The Flag our stan-
dard, Ole Glory, a symbol
of freedom. Wherever she
waves there is respect,
because your loyalty has
given her a dignity that
shouts, "Freedom is every-
body's job."
United that means that
we have all come together.
States individual com-
munities that have united
into 48 great states. 48 indi-
vidual communities with
pride, dignity and purpose,
all divided with imaginary
boundaries, yet united to a
common purpose, and
that's love for country.
And To The Republic a
state in which sovern pow-
ers invested in representa-
tives chosen by the people to
govern, and government is
the people, and it's from


the people to the leaders,
and not from the Jeaders to
the people.
For Which It Stands
One Nation One nation
meaning so blessed by God.
Indivisible incapable of
being divided.
With Liberty which is
freedom, the right of power
to live one's own life with-
out threats, fear, or some
sort of retaliation.
And Justice the princi-
pal or quality of dealing
fairly with others.
For All which means
boys and girls that it's as
much your country as it is
mine.
Since I was a small boy
two states have been added
to our country, and two
words have been added to
the Pledge Of Allegiance -
"Under God." Now would-
n't it be a pity if someone
said that's a prayer and
that it would be eliminated
from schools too.
God Bless America!
Until then....see you
around the town.


$tep 13acTs In TlQ


TEN YEARS AGO
October 21, 1998
Substantive. That was the word for can-
didates' responses Monday night in the
Chamber of Commerce sponsored
Candidates Forum at the Opera House.
Jail Administrator Rick Knowles was
:under the gun all last week and into the
weekend. Knowles had to have everything
moved out of the old jail by 10 a.m. Monday,
when the Department of Juvenile Justice
|(DJJ) was scheduled to be handed over the
keys to the facility.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
October 19, 1988
October's Fuel Guage Report from AAA
*Clubs of Florida show gasoline prices have
declined slightly for the second month in a
Irow.
On Thursday evening at the library
there will be a Tutor Award recognition.
The recognition is for the graduating class
that recently completed the LVA Tutor
Training workshop, current tutors and
'staff. This is a formal Thank You for all the
hard work that is being done to make a dif-
ference in the literacy problem in Jefferson
:County.
Playing in front of a capacity home
!crowd, the Aucilla Warriors easily over-
powered Maranatha Christian Friday night
for a lopsided victory, 64-0. The homecom-
ing win raised Aucilla's record to 2-3.
Hamilton County was no match for the
Jefferson Tigers who easily swept their
*opponents 53-6 in front of a huge Tiger
crowd during a game Friday.
County schools will be getting some
additional athletic equipment and specific
services provided by FAMU High and at the
same time. get rid of a school bus that was-
n't of much use to them.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
October 19, 1978
City Council Chairman Vaughn Evans
and council members Eddie Miles and


Lewis Maddox will retain their seats on
the Monticello City Council as no one has
qualified to challenge them for the posi-
tions.
The 1978-79 budget for the City of*
Monticello, which amounts to a 10 percent;
increase over last year's budget, totals:
$686,410.56.
Matt Brown has been promoted tol
Branch Coordinator for First Federall
Savings and Loan Association office in,
Madison, Monticello and Branford, accord-
ing to Earlene Wheeler, First Federal man-!
aging officer.
Marian Summer, a former teacher
with a major in psychology, will be putting
those special skills to use in her new post-
tion as head librarian at the Jefferson!
County Library.
FORTY YEARS AGO
October 19, 1968
Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Eley spent several'
days last week in Daytona Beach, Florida.,
Mrs. G.S. Curtis of Birmingham,!
Alabama is here for an indefinite stay with!
Mrs. Wallace McLeod.
Miss Evelyn Curtis and Miss Eleanor
Cochran of St. Petersburg spent the week-
end with Mr. and Mrs. Wallace McLeod.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
October 19 1958
Richard Simpson was elected Chamber
of Commerce president at the annual meet-
ing held at the courthouse Tuesday night.,
The Rook club met on Wednesday with!
Mrs. McIntosh.
Mrs. Leo Bilinski entertained at her
bridge luncheon.
Mrs. Frank Carrol entertained heri
bridge club last Saturday night.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
October 19, 1948
Helen Campbell, Mary Helen Arrants, ,
Edith Pope, Jeanette Folsom and Jackie
House spent the weekend at Daytona Beach
attending a Tri-Hi-Y Convention.


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Lakisha Darling, 26, of
Monticello, was arrested
Oct. 9, and charged with
robbery and petit theft.
Bond was set at $25,000 and
she remained in jail
Monday, Oct. 20.,
Daisy Mae Stebbins,
53, of Monticello, was
arrested Oct. 10, and
charged with possession of
cannabis and attaching tag
not assigned. Bond was set
at $500 and she bonded out
of jail the following day.
Jermiah Vincent
March, 19, of Minneola,
FL, was arrested Oct. 10,
and charged with reckless
driving (1st offense). Bond
was set at $250 and he.
bonded out of jail the same
day.
Sarah Stephenson, 29,
of Jefferson County, was
arrested Oct. 11, on a
Wakulla County warrant
for violation of probation
on the charge of petit theft
$100-$300. Wakulla County
picked her up from the
County Jail Oct. 13.
Lectavious Nelson
Fuller, 19, of Jefferson
County, was arrested Oct.
11, and charged with pos-
session of marijuana less
than 20 grams. Bond was
set at $500 and he bonded
out of jail the following
day.
Terry Tyrone Smith,
18, of Jefferson County,
was arrested Oct. 11, and
charged with possession of
maruIanuia 'less. than 20Q'
grf~i. Bond wavs set at
$500 and heo-bonded out of
jail fle'lllowing day.'
Olivia Marie Hicks, 22,
of Monticello, was arrest-
ed Oct. 11, and charged
with driving under the
influence (refusal), posses-
sion of substance (cocaine)
and introduction of contra-
band into a correctional
facility. Bond was set at
$500 and she bonded out of
jail the same day.
Mark Allen Hill, 44, of
Boston, GA, was arrested
Oct. 12, and charged with
violation of probation on
the charge of burglary of a
dwelling and violation of


We want to
congratulate you on a
wonderful issue of
"Awaken Your Senses."
It is encouraging to
review all of the
amazing businesses and
cultural events in our
area.
Yep still no Obama
signs in the Jefferson
County Democratic
Chairman's yard.
Hmmm........

Awaken Your,Senses
was needed in the area, I
learned alot and hope to
see it again. Glenda and
Amber did a great job!






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probation on the charge of lation of probation, grand
grand theft. Bond was theft firearm, and viola-
withheld and he remained tion of probation, grand
at the County Jail, Oct. 20. theft. Bond was withheld
Amminita Lorrina and he remained at the
Powell, 35, of Monticello, County Jail, Oct. 20.
was arrested Oct. 13, and Edith Collins
charged with possession of Wommack, 44, of Lamont,
crack cocaine within 1000 was arrested by deputies
feet of a business and sale Oct. 14 and charged with
of crack cocaine within violation of probation on
1000 feet of a bus stop. the charge of possession of
Bond was withheld and cannabis. Bond was with-
she remained at the held and she remained at
County Jail Oct. 20. the County Jail Oct. 20.
Frank Cooksey Tammy Terrell
Williams, 46, of Jefferson Williams, 34, of Jefferson
County was arrested Oct. County, was arrested Oct.
13 and charged with disor- 15, and charged with two
derly intoxication. Bond counts of battery (domes-
was set at $500 and he tic). Bond was set at $5,000
remained at the County and she remained at the
Jail Oct. 20. County Jail Oct. 20.
Pascual Hernandez, 27, Gail Joubert, 59, of
of Jefferson County was Aucilla Shores, was arrest-
sentenced in court Oct 13 ed Oct. 16 and charged
to 90 days in jail on the with grand theft more then
charge of possession of $20,000 and forgery. Bond
fraudulent driver license, was set at $15,000 and she
and 60 days in jail on the bonded out of jail the same
charge of no driver license, day.
Gary Winston Terry Butcher, 32, of
Plummer, 49, of Jefferson Cocoa, FL, was arrested
County, appeared in court Oct. 16, and charged with
Oct. 13 for case manage- violation of probation on
ment on the charged of the charge of leaving .a
aggravated battery on a crash with injuries. Bond
law enforcement officer was withheld and he
and disorderly conduct. remained in jail Oct. 20.
He was rescheduled for Timothy Ellis Kercher,
case management Nov. 10. 39, of Jefferson County,
James Robert was arrested Oct. 16, and
Patterson, 51, of Plant City, .charged with battery
FL was arrested Oct. 13,. '(domestic). Bond was set
and charged with violation at $1,000 and he bonded out
of probation on the charge of jail the following day.
of uttering a forged instru- Kenneth Duran
ment, violation of proba- .Prather, 36, of Tallahassee,
tion on the charge'of grand was. ar",ested. and charged
theft, viothtior of rdotia- with violation ofprobation
tion on the charge of for- onil the charge of fleeing
gery/uttering, violation of and eluding, and violation
probation, uttering a of probation on the charge
forged instrument, viola- of possession of a con-
tion of probation, for- trolled substance. Bond
gery/uttering, violation of was withheld and he
probation, grand tlheft, vio- remained in jail Oct. 20.


THEME: GOING
GREEN


ACROSS
1. Need it for re-entry?
5. Jason Bourne's pur-
suer
8. Take as a wife
12. Jason's ship in
search of Golden Fleece
13. "Without" in French
14. Between minis and
maxis
15. Oven for brick or
lumber
16. Tortilla sandwich
17. About or concern-
ing, archaic
18. *Result of burning
fossil fuels
20. June 6, 1944
21. Bridal path
22. St. Louis football
player
23. Winter ride
26. Deceased
30. African tam-_
31. *Green vehicle


34. Feeble
35. Moon's path in rela-
tion to earth, e.g.
37. Precedes Sept
38. Talk-show host
DeGeneres
39. Popular Russian
name
40. Sweet dark purple
plum
42. Sound of "V"
43. *Share a ride
45. Not absorb but accu-
mulate on surface
47. *Reduce energy ___
48. Copycat product
50. Not in favor
52. *Solar or wind ener-
gy, e.g.
56. Speak pompously
57. Sixth month of civil
year
58. Lion's warning
59. Slipperier
60. Habitual twitches
61. Knight's breastplate
62. Master of castle
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Alonticello News -...
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Helen Bentley

Helen Mitchell BentleN is a devoted % volunteer \\ho donates a
great majority of her free time to the NMonticello/Jef-
ferson Chamber of Commerce.
She helps Director Mlarn Frances Gramling
with Chamber events and community eents that P
need tending to. She's like the Energizer
BunnN ...she just keeps going." sa\,s Gramling.
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adds.


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pecially loses to tr new jelly concoctions. She
mixes different fruits and such to create special
blends of jellies,. jams, and preserve es. .
She married Wallace in 1940. and together
the\ relocated to Jefferson Counrt in 1950. The cou-
ple had four children. She nox en.jo\, 'her'grandchildren. though she doe,;
make time for a game or t\ o of Bridge.
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in her life!


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64. Unit of force
DOWN
1. Japanese drink
2. Decorate with orna-
ments
3. Tangerine-grapefruit
hybrid
4. Tiny ornamental tree
5. Holiday song
6. Mindless
7. Pharaohs' cobras
8. *Green mill
9. Original thought
10. Quality of ivy
11. PST plus three
13. Soft whistle sound
14. Heidi Fleiss, e.g.
19. "A for sore
eyes!"
22. It means stop
23. Indifferent to emo-
tions
24. Caterpillar to but-
terfly
25. To bar or shut in
26. Pad or abode
27. Outburst of firearms
28. African chieftain
29. Brightest star in
Cygnus
32. Ancient Semitic
deity
33. Pirates' vice?
36. Entered into a com-
puter
38. Give qualities or
abilities to
40. Rudolph's Clarice,
e.g.
41. Slang for westerns
44. Twig of willow tree
46. *Gas prices have
done this recently
48. Army doctor
49. Perform in a play
50. Gas station brand
51. Popular hair
removal product
52. Pro __._, meaning in
proportion
53. Enemy aircraft to a
fighter pilot
54. Past participle of
"lie"
55. Gaelic
56. *Non-renewable
energy source


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


OUND


JEFFERSON


COUNTY


Unemployment Up


percent adjusted is the
worst that the state has
experienced since Octo-
ber 1994 and higher than
the national rate of 6.1
percent.
All told, the state re-
portedly lost 119,700 jobs
during the last 12
months, with 75,200 of
these in construction,
24,000 in retail, 22,000 in
manufacturing, and 6,800
in finance and insur-
ance. Experts say the job
losses are particularly
difficult on veteran
workers who have spent
their careers in one field.
"We are serving new
jobseekers everyday,"
says Sheryl Rehberg, ex-
ecutive director of the
NFWFDB. "These are
people who have held the
same job for 20 years and
who, due to cutbacks, are
now looking for work.
Our staff works tire-
lessly to help jobseekers
not only find jobs, but
find resources that will
assist them during this
time of economic hard-
ship."


She adds that the
NFWDSB also works
with economic develop-
ment councils in the re-
gion to provide
information to prospec-
tive industries and to as-
sist in the growth and
expansion of current
businesses.
On a related topic,
the NFWFDB reports
that effective Jan. 1,
Florida's minimum wage
will be $7.21 per hour, up
from the current mini-
mum wage of $6.79 per
hour. The change results
from a 2004 Florida con-
stitutional amendment
that requires the Agency
for Workforce Innovation
to calculate a new mini-
mum wage each year and
publish in on Jan. 1.
"In deciding
whether the federal or
state minimum wage ap-
plies, federal law directs
that businesses must
pay the higher of the
two," the NFWFDB re-
ports. "The federal min-
imum wage will
increase to $7.25 on July


Woman Charged


outside lane of 1-10. The
vehicle hit standing
water and hydroplaned.
Then traveled into
the north grassy shoul-
der of the Interstate and
rotated clockwise one
half turn. The left rear
of the vehicle struck a


tree and came to a rest.
FHP reported that the
crash was not alcohol-re-
lated and Harster was
wearing a seat belt. The
vehicle suffered $10,000
damage and Harster re-
ceived minor injuries
and .was transported to


Cont. From Page 1


24, .2009. On this date,
Florida employers must
increase the minimum
wage from $7.21 to
$7.25."
Employers, what's
more, must pay "tipped
employees" a direct
wage, which is "calcu-
lated as equal to the
minimum wage ($7.21),
minus the 2003 tip
credit ($3.02), or a direct
hourly wage of $4.19 as
of -Jan. 1, 2009."
The NFWFDB offers
workforce services to
both employers and job-
seekers.through its Em-
ployment Connections.
Employers and jobseek-
ers can access services
such as job postings and
tax incentive informa-
tion or job search and
resume writing respec-
tively by contacting ei-
ther the Madison office
or the Mobile Career
Lab.
For more informa-
tion, visit www.Emplov-
mentConnection.org or
call (850) 973-WORK or
toll-free at 866-367-4758.

Cont. From Page 1


Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital for treatment.
She was charged with
driving too fast for
weather conditions.
deputies from the Jeffer-
son County Sheriff's Of-
fice assisted on the
scene.


Fourth Annual Gospel Sing


To Benefit Wacissa VFD


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Wacissa Pente-
costal Holiness Church,
located on Tram Rd. in
Wacissa, will host the
fourth annual Gospel
Sing, 7 p.m., Saturday,
Nov. 8. Concessions open
at 6 p.m. and all proceeds
will benefit the Wacissa


Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment.
Concessions will in-
clude Hamburgers, hot-
dogs, chips, drinks and a
variety of sweets.
The host group for the
event will be Heirs of
Grace, and also perform-
ing will be Cody Quartet,.
Charles and Sarah
Boland, Pastors Donnie


and Nancy Thomas, Mes-
siah's Messengers Youth
Group, Sammy and An-
gela Gray, Pastor John
Cain, Wade and Jacque
Connell, along with oth-
ers.
Cake raffle tickets will
also be available during
the course of the evening
'for $1 each.
A love offering will
also be received. Wacissa
VFD is a volunteer de-
partment, which relies on
friends and neighbors for
monetary and participa-
tory support. In these try-
ing times, funds are
limited, and fuel, equip-
ment and maintenance
has skyrocketed resulted
in the department budget
being stretched to the
limit.


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NFCC Artist Series Presents


Johnny Cash Tribute Oct. 30

The Legend In Black At NFCC's

Van -H. Priest Auditorium


Enjoy the history, the
sound and the feelings
that Johnny Cash and
June Carter-Cash
produced for fans the
world over as the North
Florida Community
College Artist Series
presents "The Legend in
Black: Tribute to Johnny
Cash and June Carter-
Cash" on Thursday, Oct.
30 at Van H. Priest
Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Bill Cayley provides
one of the best Johnny
Cash tributes around with
a three piece band and
songs like Daddy Sang
Bass, Folsom Prison, I
Walk the Line, Ring of
Fire, Jackson, Home of
the Blues, Will the Circle
be Unbroken, and more.
Cayley has been
performing around North
America for more than 40
years.
"I have seen Bill
Cayley do his tribute to
Johnny Cash many times
and it never fails to touch
me the way he captures
the simple, straight-
forward, homey touch
that was so important to a

Crash


The rear axel configura-
tion of Conger's trailer struck
the right front side of Brock-
man's vehicle.
Brockman's vehicle came
to a rest facing west on US-27,
west of CXR-259. Conger's rig
* came to a rest several yards
west of Brockman's vehicle
on US-27, facing west.
Francis was transported


Cash concert," said Liam
Henry of A.B.S. Co. "Not
only does Bill actually
play the guitar, he dresses
and .sings the great Cash
songs in the simple and
humble way that was the
trademark of the 'Man in
Black.' A chance to spend
a night with Bill Cayley as
Johnny Cash should not
be missed."
The addition of a June
Carter-Cash character
singing and "bonding"
with Bill has put "The
Legend in Black" a total
cut above the rest and the
three-piece back-up band
gives audiences that quiet
country feel that the
Tennessee Trio produced
over and over for Johnny
Cash. This trio of
musicians were selected
based on one criteria,
respect for the music.
"A career that
spanned five decade's
worth of legendary
country music is too great
a cultural vault to keep
contained in recordings,"
said Todd MaClean of The
Guardian. "Cayley has a
superb bass vocal tone


and a controlled
command of that
signature Cash range. His
back-up trio was quite a
force to be reckoned with
as well. Another great
part of the night's
entertainment included
the stories that were told
in between songs by
Cayley... it all seemed
pretty darn close to the
real deal."
Join the NFCC Artist
Series Oct. 30 for "The
Legend in Black." Tickets,
$12 adults and $6 NFCC
students and children age
12 and under, are on sale
now at the NFCC College
Advancement Office
(Bldg. 32) or by calling
(850) 973-1653. Future
shows include "The
Spencers Theatre of
Illusion" Dec. 2, "On the
Wings of Freedom: An
American Portrait"
featuring pianist Mac
Frampton on Jan. 22,
"The Ritz Chamber
Players" on Feb. 19, and
"Barrage: High Strung"
on March 31. More
information is available
at www.nfcc.edu.


Cont. From Page 1


to Tallahassee Memorial Hos-
pital, vi4 Life Flight with crit-
ical injuries, where he later
expired. Brockman sustained
serious injuries, and Black
suffered minor'injuries. Con-
ger was uninjured.
FHP' did not deem the crash
to be alcohol-related and all
involved were wearing seat
belts.


Boots Thomas


mony would begin at 8:45
a.m., following the traditional
Veterans Day breakfast at the
American Legion Hall on
Water Street. He said the fea-
tured speaker at the cere-
mony would be retired Lt.
General Lawrence Snowden,
a veteran of Iwo Jima.
Snowden was a company
commander with the 25m Ma-
rine Regiment during the pro-
longed battle of Iwo Jima,
during which military en-
gagement Thomas and his
Marine companions raised
the first American flag over
Japanese territory atop
Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23,
1945. In a September 2008 arti-
cle in Guns Magazine, Snow-
den is reported to have said
that few Marines at the time
saw the actual raising of the
flag.
"The firing was so heavy
that if we had raised our
heads to look they would have
been. shot off," Snowden is
quoted as saying to writer
Mike "Duke" Venturino.
Snowden, no doubt, will
speak at the dedication cere-
mony of his remembrances
of the battle, which between
Feb. 19 and March 26, 1945,
produced some of the fiercest
fighting in the Pacific Cam-
paign during World War II
and resulted in the death of
more than 20,000 Japanese
soldiers and 27,909 Allied ca-
sualties, including 6,825 killed
in action.
Others on the Veterans
Day program include the Ma-
rine Band, out of Albany, GA,
and Congressman Allen


Boyd, as well as various city
and county officials.
Sledge said that at least
240 bricks would be in place
by the time of the dedication
ceremony, as would the flag-
,poles that the two local banks
donated and the accompany-
ing lighting that has been in-
stalled to highlight the
flagpoles at night. He said it
only remained for the shrub-
bery and other such compo-
nents to be put in place for the
project to be completed.
As envisioned and de-
signed by Lee, the upgrade
calls for the creation of a
walkway made up of com-
memorative bricks, the addi-
tion of a water fountain,
picnic table and trash con-
tainers on the site, and the
planting of a shrubbery
buffer behind, or north of,
the monument, among other
things.
A boyhood friend of
Sledge, Thomas participated
in the first flag raising over
Iwo Jima, an action that
went unrecognized for many
years. Thomas was killed
shortly after the flag raising,
just shy of his 2ist birthday.
As it happened, hours after
Thomas and his partners
raised the first flag, newspa-
per photographer Joe Rosen-
thal captured a second group
of Marines raising a replace-
ment flag over Mount Surib-
achi. Rosenthal's iconic
image appeared in American
newspapers the next day and
became the abiding image of
the battle, long supplanting
images of the original flag


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Ll~gI Pll-I


Assisting FHP on the
scene were deputies.from the
Jefferson County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Jefferson County Fire
Rescue, Lloyd Volunteer Fire
Department, Jefferson
County EMS, iand officers'
from the Monticello Pdlic 'D-'&
partmnint.
Charges are periding fur-
ther investigation.


Cont. From Page 1


raising.
It became the mission of
Sledge and other like him to
bring recognition to the orig-
inal flag raisers, an effort
that gave rise to the erection
of the Boots Thomas memo-
rial monument here in the
1970s and that has finally
met with some success uni-
versally, as evidenced by re-
cent books and movies on the
battle.
The public is invited to
attend the dedication cere-
mony.







North Florida Community College

THE LEGEND

IN BLACK


Thurs, Oct. 30
7:00 p.m.
Van H. Priest Auditorium
Madison, Florida

UPCOMING SHOWS
12/2: Spencers Theatre of Illusion
1/22/08: An American Portrait
2/19: The Ritz Chamber Players
3/31: Barrage: High Strung '

Tickets on Sale Howl
$12 adults/S6 Child
Season Passes also Available
WWW.NFCC.EDU


NOTICE OF VACANCY
ON CITY COUNCIL
Acting Mayor Tom Vogelgesang is accepting letters of inter-
est from city residents who wish to be considered for nomi-
nation to the vacant Group 1 City Council seat. Letters
should include community involvement, qualifications and
contact information. Applications are to be submitted by Oc-
tober 291 at 5:00 p.m. to the City Clerk at Monticello City
Hall, Attention: Tom Vogelgesang.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Monticello News 5A


OUND


EFFERSON


COUNTY


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ROMA JUNE EVANS

HOCKING


Roma June Evans Hock-
ing passed away at the
Brynwood Center in Monti-
cello, Florida, on Saturday,
October 18, 2008, after a
brief battle with cancer. She
was born in Saffordville,
Kansas, on October 25, 1925.
Mrs. Roma Hocking was
predeceased by her former
husband, Gerald V Hocking
,and her parents, Coxie and
Frances Evans of Lakeland,
Florida. She spent most of
her life in Lakeland. She


had recently moved to Tal-
lahassee, Florida, to be
closer to her family in Mon-
ticello. She is survived by
her son, Jerry Hocking;
daughter-in-law, Michelle C:
Duval, DVM; and her pre-
cious grandson, Evan
George Hocking, all of Mon-
ticello. Funeral services
will be held in Lakeland on
Saturday, October 25, 2008.
Grandma will be greatly
missed by her family and
friends.


MAE BELL KINSEY


Mae Bell Kinsey, age
95, a retired farmer died
Thursday, October 16, 2008
in Thomasville, Georgia.
Funeral Service was
held 2:00 pm Sunday, Octo-
ber 19, 2008, at Beggs Fu-
neral Homes Monticello
Chapel Monticello,
Florida. Family received
friends from 6:00 to 8:00
PM Saturday, October 18,
2008. Interment followed


at Ebenezer Cemetery
Monticello, Florida.
Mrs. Kinsey was a na-
tive of Barrian County
Georgia. She moved to
Monticello, Florida in
1930. She was a member of
Elizabeth Baptist Church
of Monticello, Florida and
was a member of the
Home Demonstration Club
of Jefferson County
Florida.


JOE ALEXANDER HOLDEN


Joe Alexander Holden,,
age 87, a retired fuel tech-
nician died Friday, October
17, 2008, in Tallahassee,
Florida.
Funeral Service was
held 11:00 am Tuesday, Oc-
tq, er.21, .2008 at Central
Baptist,Church Monticello,.
Florida. Family received
friends Monday, October
20, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 at
Beggs Funeral Homes
Monticello, Florida. Inter-
ment followed at Bishop
Cemetery Aucilla, Florida.
He was born August 26,
1921, in Arcadia, FL, grad-
uated from high school
there. During his life, he
worked as an electrician,
taught airplane mechanics
in Arcadia, FL as well
working with Pratt-Whit-
ney as an airplane me-
chanic. Went they lived in
Titusville FL, he worked
for the Boeing Company at
the Cape Kennedy Space
Center where he was a fuel
technician on the space
program, especially the
fuels that was used in the
moon missions. While still
employed with Boeing,


they moved to the midwest-
ern states, where he was
involved with security of
the United States on the
Minuteman Project, which
involved the housing of
guided missiles. Upon his
retirement from Boeing in
1980, he moved to Monti-,
cello, .Florida. He was a,
member of Central Baptist
Church, and throughout
his lifetime he served as
deacon for 50 years and a
Sunday School director.
He is survived by his.
wife, Elaine Bishop
Holden, of Bishop Woods;
one son, Rev. Eddie Holden
(Joan) of Aucilla,
FL; granddaughters Laura
and Dorothy (Missy)
Holden and one half sister,
Wilma Beane (Jim), of Tal-
lahassee, FL.
He was preceded in
death by a daughter,
Denise Holden Wilcox
(Kevin) and two grand-
sons, Daniel and Joe Dee
Wilcox.
In lieu of flowers, con-
tributions can be made to
Central Baptist Church
Music fund.


Revival At Harvest



Christian Center


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Revival continues
at Tri-County Ministries, lo-
cated at 1599 Springhollow
Road, nightly at 7 p.m. Peo-
ple are bting saved, healed,
and delivered.
God through the mani-
festation of the Holy Spirit
is ministering healing, sal-
vation, and deliverance, as
the Word comes forth.
God through His son,
Jesus Christ, is bringing His
Word to life to repair broken


hearts and misled spirits.
For example: those
being misled by the spirit of
homosexuality, the spirit of
rebellion, and witchcraft.
If you are being tor-
mented by any of these spir-
its or others, suffering
severe pain, paralyzed, or
have any type of disease or
sickness, you are urged to
come and allow God
through the Holy Spirit heal
you.
For more information,
contact Apostle Marvin Gra-
ham at 212-7669.


New Hope Church of God
Oct 24th. is ha ing their annual
Fall Fe-si al from 6pm ito pm. .n
There xAill be li\e music, petting zoo. bounce houses,
ha} ride. cake %%aik and much. .much more
This year %%e are ha\ ing a chili cookoff Do \ou ha\:
the best chili If so, then put \our chill to the test.
To register ,,r ni. r more m iornimji n please call the church
office .i ~'- I.I I) 41 -) E P.imer Mil Rd Mlnntic.,Uo
tIe'll see you there!


October 22
Free and confidential
HIV testing days will be held 1
to 3 p.m. on the second and
fourth Wednesdays at Har-
vest Christian Center, 1599
Springhollow Road at Wau-
keenah'Highway Dollar Gen-
eral gift cards will be given to
all participants. For more in-
formation contact Jamie at
656-2437 ext. 237, or 510-9343,
or Melissa at 544-1433.
October 22
A member of Congress-
man Allen Boyd's staff will
visit, the Jefferson County
Public Library 9:30 11:30
a.m. on the fourth Wednes-
day of every month to afford
local citizens an opportunity
to discuss issues of concern.
October 23
The Seminole Club will
meet Thursday at the Christ
Episcopal Church Gerry
Hall, 425 North Cherry
Street. Former FSU Tackle
Tarlos Thomas will be guest
speaker. Seminole Social
time begins at 6:30 p.m.; with
a meal to follow at 7 p.m. Cost
of the meal is $10. Make
reservations to Denise Vo-
gelgesang at 997-3043 or
dpv@att.net
October 23
Altrusa meets at 6 p.m.
on the fourth Thursday and,
at noonon the second Thurs-
day of each month for a meal
and a meeting. Contact the
Chamber at 997-5552 for
more information.
October 23
Boys and Girls Club 2008
Kids Soiree will be held 6:30
p.m. Thursday at the Univer-
sity Center Club at FSU. For
sponsorship and ticket infor-
mati'on contact Stacey Getz
or Valerie Nornian-Wick-

Family F
*


boldt at 656-8100, x322.
October 23 and 24
Microsoft Word 2007 for
Beginners-Class #2 will
meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the
Jefferson County Public Li-
brary, 375 South Water
Street. The classes will meet
every Thursday and Friday
during the weeks of October
9 through October 31. For
more information contact
Angela Scott, Lifelong
Learning Center Manager at
342-0205.
October 24
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact President James Mu-
chovej at 980-6509 for club
information.
October 24 25
USDA Commodities and
Second Harvest will wel-
come volunteers to bag food
packages 6:30 p.m. Friday for,
distribution 9-11 a.m. Satur-
day at the New Bethel AME
Church, 6496 Ashville High-
way Contact Essie Norton at
997-5683 for information.
October 25
Family Fun Night will
be held 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Church of the Nazarene,.
1590 North Jefferson Street,
for an evening of games,
candy, prizes, food, fun, and
hayrides. Admission is free;
bring a friend or family
member. Come in costume
for even more fun.
October 25
Nun Bingo will be held
Saturday with doors opening
at 6:30 p.m. at the Monticello
Opera House, games will
begin at 7 p.m. Admission is

un Night,


Pumpkin Contest Oct 25


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Family Fun Night
will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Sat-
urday, Oct. 25, at the
Church of the Nazarene,
1590 North Jefferson Street.
Admission is free. Par-
ents bring your children to
a safe place for treats, fun,
and hayrides. There will be
games, candy, prizes, food,
and fun.
Games will be played in
the gym. Each time you
play a game you win a prize
or candy.
Food will be provided
in the dining hall. There
will be hot dogs, chips,
sodas, and the like. Cos-
tumes are not required, but
dress up is encouraged.
The hayrides will con-
tinue throughout the
evening. Small children
need to be supervised.
There will be a silent
auction. Donations are
coming in from as far as Al-
abama, as well as from Tal-
lahassee, and from local
merchants.
One of the items to be
auctioned is a queen sized
FSU quilt. This is a great
way to get some of that
Christmas shopping out of
the way!
Come, have fun, and
bring a friend.
There will also be a vot-
ing on the Monticello
Christian Academy School-
wide Pumpkin Art Project
throughout the evening,
with the vote tallied at 7:15
p.m. and the winner an-
nounced soon after.
All students are re-
quired to participate in this
art project, and will receive
a grade for their participa-
tion.The grade received
will be based on the stu-


dent's participation, effort,
and creativity
Students are encour-
aged to do their very best
on this yearly project.
Each student will need
a pumpkin, to be decorated
at home and brought to the
event. *
Parents are encouraged
to get involved in the proj-
ect with their children, and
make it a family project.
Each class will display
their pumpkins in the gym,
on tables set up for this pur-
pose.
A vote should be given
for one pumpkin in each
class. The student with the
most votes will win a $10
cash prize..
For more information
contact Brenda Bailey,
school administrator at 997-
6048.


$10 and includes one sheet of
six cards, come in costume
and receive a bonus BINGO
card. Join the Little Sisters
of Altrusa for food, drink,
fabulous prizes, and good
clean (and at time irreverent)
fun. Proceeds from this event
will benefit Altrusa of Mon-
ticello and the Opera House
Stage Company For more in-
formation contact Jan
Rickey at 997-4242.
October 25
A rally to encourage vot-
ing, especially voting early, is
planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Saturday, at the Monticello
Opera House, in the garden,
weather permitting. Plan-


ners of this event hope many
people turn out for the first
Saturday of early voting.
Events include games
for kids, free food (coffee and'
doughnuts early, then ham-
burgers and hot dogs),:
music, prizes, guest speak-,
ers, and health informa-,
tion. The event is free and.
open to the public. The early
voting site in Jefferson
County is the Supervisor of .
Elections Office, a few'
blocks' from the Opera:
House, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Contact Eleanor
Hawkins at 997-2863, or.
Juanita Crumity at 997-5008
for information.


-THANI hOD.

Dear Friends
We would like to thank everyone for their
thoughts and prayers during Matt's recent
football injury. Sometimes an unfortunate
Incident makes you realize just how
iotunate you really are. We are blessed to
hove such wondWrful family and friends.

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Library Offers



Computer Classes


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Public located at 375 South
Water Street will
offer computer classes in
Microsoft Word 2007 for be-
ginners 10 a.m. to noon,
Thursday and Fridays.
during the weeks of Octo-
ber 23 through October,31.
This course will be
held in the Lifelong Learn-
ing Center at the library
The course is designed


for students who want to
gain basic knowledge of
using a word processor.
Upon completion of
this course, students will
be able to: create basic doc-
uments, edit documents by
locating and, modifying
text, format text and para-
graphs, add tables and
graphic elements to a doc-
ument, control a docu-
ment's page setup and its
overall appearance, proof
documents for accuracy,
manage lists, customize ta-


bles and charts, customize
formatting with styles and
themes, control text flow,
and use templates to auto-
mate the creation of docu-
ments.
Each class is limited to
10 participants. Classes
are free to the public, and
there is a one-time nonre-
fundable $10 fee for sup-
plies,.
For more information
contact Angela Scott,
Learning Center Manager
at 342-0205.


TICkET WINNER Deathly Traditions and Superstitions


Monticello News Photo by uebbie Snapp, uctober 16, zuu2008.
Karen Olszewski (right) was this month's winner of
two Wild Adventures passes. Her name was drawn by the
Monticello News staff, from the many entries received dur-
ing the Phobia Ticket Give-a-way contest. She is employed
at the Jefferson County Kennel Club.
Karen was presented her two passes by Amber Acree
Treadwell (left), Monticello News Giaphic Designer.

'

National Save For

Retirement Week
Provided by Robert J. Davison
The U.S. Congress has declared Oct. 19 25 as Na-
tional Save for Retirement Week. Why are our lawmak-
ers so concerned about Americans' retirement savings?
And are you doing everything you can to build sufficient
resources to enjoy the retirement lifestyle e you've ervi-
sioned?
In regard to the first-question, it ap5ears that- Con-
gress does have good reason to be worried about our abil-'
ity to save for retirement. It isn't that we never think of
it. In fact, 72 percent of workers say they and/or their
spouses have saved for retirement, according to the 2008
Retirement Confidence Survey issued by the Employee
Benefit Research Institute. OfLcourse, that still means
that 28 percent of workers aren't saving for retirement.
But these other statistics, taken from the same survey, are
even more sobering:
Forty-nine percent of workers report less 'than
$25,000 in total savings and investments, excluding their
home and defined benefit (pension) plans
Just 47 percent of workers and/or their spouses have cal-
culated how much money they will need for retirement.
Clearly, as a nation, we need to do a better job of
saving for retirement. As an individual, what can you do?
Consider these suggestions:
Calculate the amount of income you'll need during re-
tirement. The income you'll need during retirement de-
pends on your projected lifestyle. If, for example, you
plan to retire early .and travel continually, you'll likely
need to save more than your neighbor, who wants to stay
close to home and open a small business. So, map out
your retirement and try to come up with a "price tag" for
it. You may want to work with a professional financial ad-
visor, who has the tools and experience to help you de-.
velop these calculations.
Take full advantage of your retirement savings plans.
Put in as much as you can afford to your 401(k) or other
employer-sponsored retirement plan and every time
you get a raise, increase your contributions. Also, even if
you have a 401(k), you're probably still eligible to con-
tribute to an IRA, another excellent tax-advantaged re-
tirement savings vehicle. If you ever get to the point
where you are makingg out" on your both your 401(k)
and IRA, you may want to look at other tax-advantaged
investments, such as fixed annuities.
Don't shortchange your retirement to help pay for col-
lege. If you have children, you may want to help them
pay for college, which has gotten increasingly expensive
over the past several years. But if you decide to assist
them by tapping into your retirement accounts for ex-.
ample, by taking a'loan against your 401(k) you could
seriously set back your progress toward your retirement
savings goals. Instead of raiding your 401(k), consider es-
tablishing a tax-advantaged college savings account, such
as a Section 529 plan or a Coverdell Education Savings
Account.

National Save for Retirement Week will come and
go.. But if you can use this event as a motivational tool
to help yourself develop some solid retirement savings
strategies, it will be a week worth remembering.

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


ALFA HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The concept of death
has always been feared,
dreaded, and in a strange
way, celebrated. The tradi-
tions of the modern fu-
neral and burial rites date
back to the times of the
cavemen. Researchers have
found the remains of a Ne-
anderthal man, which
dates back, to 60,000 B.C.
They found deer antlers on
the body as well as flower
remnants indicating some
type of ceremony and gifts
of remembrance.
Many of the early bur-
ial rites and traditions we
practice today actually date
back thousands of years
and were originally prac-
ticed to protect the living
from the' dead. These ghost
protection rituals and su-
perstitions vary with time
and place along with the re-
ligious perception. _Many
of these deeds are reflected
in modern practices.,
The practice of closing
the eyes of the deceased
was done to close a 'win-
dow' to the netherworld.
Covering the face of the de-
ceased was performed be-
cauSe it was believed that
the spirit could escape the
body through the mouth
and haunt the remaining
family members.
In some cultures, the
house of the deceased was
burned to prevent it from
-returning to this world. In
other cultures, the doors
and windows were left open
to allow the spirit to escape


the enclosed space.
In 19th cefitury Europe
and America, the dead
were carried out of the
home feet first in order to-
prevent the spirit from
'looking back inside the
house and persuading an-
other family member to fol-
low him to the
netherworld.
Mirrors were also be-
lieved to hold some sort of
power over the spirits' jour-
ney to eternal peace. Have
you ever wondered where
the old superstition 'break
a mirror and you get seven
years bad luck' came from?
There was a belief that the
soul projects out of the
body and into mirrors' in.
the form of reflection un-
derlies the old superstition:
breaking a mirror brings
seven years' bad luck.
Many believed that
breaking a mirror would
also break the soul of the
one who broke it. The soul,
so angered at-being hurt,
exacted seven years of bad
luck in payment for such
carelessness.,
The Romans, who were
the first to make glass mir-
rors, attributed the seven
years' bad luck to-their be-
lief that life renewed itself
every seven years. To break
a mirror meant to break
one's health, and this 'bro-'
ken health' would not be
remedied for next seven
years. The bad luck could
be averted by grinding the
mirror shards to dust so
that no shattered reflec-
tions could again be seen in
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The early slaves of
America adopted a less
grueling way to deal with
this kind of ill luck: sub-
merge the broken miirror
pieces in a stream of south-
running water, and the bad
luck would be washed away
in seven hours.
In some cultures, the
breaking of a mirror was
thought to foretell a future.
death in the family believed
to occur within the year.
This association of mirrors
with death is common in
folklore, and stems from
the belief that the soul
could become trapped in
the mirror, causing death.
For this reason, young chil-,
dren were often not allowed
to look in a mirror until
they were at least a year'
old. Mirrors were covered
during sleep or illness so
that the soul, in its wander-
ings, would not become
trapped and unable to re-
turn to the body.
.... After -a death in the-
family, mirrors were cov-
ered or turned to the wall
to prevent the soul of the
newly departed from be-
coming caught in the mir-
ror, delaying its journey to
the afterlife. In Bulgaria,
this practice warded off'
more sinister intentions -
that the soul of the dead
person, lingering about its
former home until the bur-
ial of its body, would carry
off the soul of a living per-
son whose reflection ap-
peared in a mirror. Mirrors
appear commonly as grave
goods in Serbo-Croatia,
particularly for those who
die prematurely These are
the most "dangerous" dead,
apt to roam from their
graves and annoy the liv-
ing. Mirrors are believed to
trap the soul of the de-
ceased at the gravesite
where it belongs.
The belief that the soul
could be caught and
trapped in a mirror ap-
pears in many other ways.
The peoples of northern
India considered it danger-
ous to look into a mirror
that belonged to someone
else. It was especially so to
look into the mirrors of a
house you were visiting:
when you left, you would
leave part of your soul be-.
hind trapped in the mir-
rors, which could then be
manipulated by your host


to his advantage. Mirrors
apparently were very pow-
erful in the old days;
thought to hold some mys-
tic power over the soul of
whoever owned it or looked
into it.
Family photographs
were laid down so while
the body was being carried
out of the house to its final
resting place, the spirit
couldn't look at the faces of
old friends and family with
the intention to later haunt
or possess them.
Some early cultures
took their superstitions of
the afterlife to an extreme.
The Anglo-Saxons would
cut the feet of the deceased
off. s it would be.uiable tp
walk about. Even some of
th&' ixhlern ab-bi'gO
tribes will cut the head off
so the ghost would be too
busy looking for its head
rather than haunting the
living.
Even cemeteries have a
hint of superstition 'still
connected with them. The
use of tombstones before
inscriptions were con-
jured, were believed to
weigh down the dead.
Mazes found at many of
the ancient tomb entrances
were built because it was
thought ghosts could only
travel in a straight line.
Some people even consid-
ered it necessary for the fu-
neral procession to take a
different route than the
one they had originally
taken with the body so the
ghost couldn't follow them
home.
Even some of the prac-
tices of the modern funeral
can be rooted back to su-
perstitious backgrounds
and fear of spirits. Beating
the grave, firing guns off
into the air, funeral bells,
and wailing chants were all
used to scare away other
ghosts who might be in-
habiting the cemetery dur-
ing the burial.
In many of the old
cemeteries and even some
recent ones, the dead are
buried with the heads
pointing to the west, and
the feet to the east. This is
an old custom used back
during the days of pagans
who worshipped the sun
gods. Christians affiliate
this act with the final Judg-
ment coming from the
East.


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Monticello News 7A


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COUNTY


Jakarri Markez Bellamy
celebrated his First Birthday
with a party that included
family and friends on Sun-
day, Oct. 19, 2008.
He is the son of Keon-
jala Jones and Montrell :-
Bellamy of Monticello.
His maternal grandpar- -
ents are Gail and -
Sylvester Jones; and his "
paternal grandparents are .
James Bellamy, and Tracy
and Nathaniel Gallon.
He is the great grandson of
Doris and the late William Tillman, Eliza and Sam
Jones, and the late Rilla B. and Britt Jones. His great-
great grandparents are the late Sevilla and Clemon
Jones, and the late Elnora Keaton; and, his godpar-
ents are Wendy and George Evans.


VFW Voice Of Democracy


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
It's that.time of year
again when the County
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 251 and Ladies Aux-
iliary will be hosts to the
annual Voice of Democ-
racy and Patriot's Pen
competitions.
Invitations have al-
ready been extended to
Jefferson County Middle
High School, Aucilla.
Christian Academy, Mon-
ticello Christian Acad-
emy, all administration
and staff, all PTO presi-
dents, area church
groups, 4-H groups, and


all area boy and girl scout
troops.
The Voice of Democ-
racy competition pro-
vides students in grades
9-12 the opportunity to
write and record a broad-
cast script on the 2008-
2009 theme, "Service and
Sacrifice by America's
Veterans Benefit Today's
Youth, by ..." Students
record a 3-5 minute trans-
mittal on the stated
theme on a cassette or
CD, then a typed copy and
a completed entry form.
The entry deadline is
Nov. 5, 2008.
Created in 1947, the
Voice of Democracy


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer-
For the fourth consecu-
tive year, Gulf 104 radio
personalities and co-work-
ers, along with ten lucky
listeners and their guests,
will be celebrating Hal-
loween in Monticello, and
for the second consecutive
year, they will be spending
the night at the Monticello
Opera House along. with
members. of the Big Bend
Ghost Trackers. But this
year, there will be many
new and added twists
thrown in throughout the
evening assuring guests
who come, as skeptics will
leave the following morn-
ing in a much different
frame of mind.
The evening begins.
with DJ's, including Brandi
Lynn, Double-J, and Yuck
Mouth, telling winners
about experiences they
have had in the past while
in Monticello, while en-
route, setting the mood for.
the evening. "We're going
to mess with their minds,"
said DJ Brandi Lynn. "In
all the years we have been
coming to Monticello for
Halloween, I have become
very comfortable there, but
you can't help but feel
something. It is haunted.
No matter how at home you
feel there, you always feel
there's someone standing
behind you, looking over
your shoulder. That place
is definitely inhabited (by
ghosts) from one end to the
other," she added. "We're
all pumped up with excite-
ment," she said.
DJs have been very ac-
tively talking on air since
Oct. 3 about the contest and
they report that listener re-
sponse has been tremen-
dous.. "We've had so many
enter the contest, I'm not
really sure how many en-
tries we have right now,"
said Brandi Lynn.
To enter, go to
www.gulfl04.com and scroll
down to Halloween Sleep-
over, and fill in the perti-
nent information. The
online information also
sets the Halloween mood,
"It's the Witching Season,
and Gulf 104 is taking lis-
teners to the most haunted
city in America, Monti-
cello, FL! We're spending
Halloween Night in the
Monticello Opera House,
and taking the bravest, cra-
ziest Gulf 104 listeners for a


Gulf 104 DJs and co-workers attending last year's first annual Halloween Sleep-
over at the Opera House included, left to right, DJs Double-J and Brandi Lynn, co-work-
ers Kim Frost and pr. D, and DJ Yuck Mouth. All thoroughly enjoyed last year's event and
highly look forward to it again this year.


night they will never forget,
and it will all be live on
Gulf 104!" Entries will be
accepted through Friday,
October 24 and starting
Monday, October 27, Gulf
104 will begin drawing win-
ners from the online en-
tries. Between October 27
and 30, there will be a total
of ten winners selected,
with each winner and a
guest being invited to the
Haunted Sleepover in Mon-
ticello on Halloween night.
Due to last year's sleepover
being broadcast on the
radio and having the first
ever real Internet broad-
cast, the event became a
huge success and this year,
a hyperlink will be set up so
people from all over the.
world can listen to the
broadcast via the Internet
(gulfl04.com).
After DJs have set the
mood with winners while
in transit to the Opera
House, they will begin lis-
tening to the Big Bend
Ghost Trackers accounts
of the Opera House and
begin exploring, while lis-
teners will begin by a
broadcast of Orson Wells,
"War of the Worlds" at 7
p.m. From 9 p.m. until mid-
night, Gulf 104 will broad-
cast live from the Opera
House with updates on any
encounters with any
"strange beings or forces",
other than the Gulf 104
staff, they quip.
Last year, many caught
photos and saw orbs, ecto-


plasm and heard the sounds
of strange creaking boards
as if someone were walk-
ing, all throughout the
night. Some came as skep-
tics, and all left as believ-
ers.
They were all very glad
that they did it, and it was
so funny," said' Brandi
Lynn. "A few of them
curled up in their sleeping
bags and went to sleep, but
the rest continued to down
their coffee and they were
wide-eyed, awake and alert,
watching and listening for
any little sound. It was
great. But this year, it's
going to be even better. For
the first three years, it was
more about it being
haunted and us wanting to
keep learning and experi-
encing it, this year, for Us,
it's more about sharing this
full experience with our lis-
teners and being part of
that educational and unfor-
gettable experience," she
said.
She said the evening
will include individual in-
vestigating and exploring
of the Opera House, per-
haps a spooky movie to
help set the mood, possible
cooking hamburgers and
hot dogs outside while
telling each other ghost sto-
ries, watching the infrared
monitors the Big Bend
Ghost Trackers set up to
watch and see what's going
on up on stage, BBGT mem-'
bers playing old music and
inviting the ghosts of the


Opera House to join those
on stage while dancing, lis-
tening for those eerie
sounds in the night, taking
the Haunted Tour at mid-
night, and, if DJs and win-
ners feel up to it, an actual
ghost hunt in the old 1827
cemetery afterward. It
promises to be a night full
of chills, thrills, and
shrills.
So, as the Gulf 104 web-
site reads: dare to be scared
at the gulf 104 haunted Hal-
loween sleepover! 20 souls
will enter...but how many
will return? Do you believe
in things that go bump in
the night? Do you see and
hear things that others
can't? Or do you just .want
to have some freaking fun
on Halloween!!! We're
teaming up with Big Bend
Ghost Trackers for the 2nd
Annual Gulf Haunted Hal-
loween Sleepover! Friday
night, October 31st we're
taking 10 winners and
guests to the most haunted
city in America, right here
in our back yard, Monti-
cello, FL! To be* more
exact, we're staying
overnight here at the Mon-
ticello Opera house (and
yes, it is reported to be
haunted)!
Want to see what
strange creatures you can
find (and we don't mean
.Brandi and Double-J. Just
sign up for your chance to
join us Halloween Night in
Montice ll o,
IE..YOU...DARE!


(VOD) scholarship pro-
gram is an audio-essay
contest for high school
students in grades 9-12
that annually provides
more than $3 million in
scholarships.
The first-place win-
ner, who competes with
all the first-place VFW
Department winners, re-
ceives a $30,000 scholar-
ship that is paid directly
to the recipient's Ameri-
can university, college or
vocational/technical
school.
Besides competing for
the top scholarship prize,
as well as other national
scholarships ranging
from $1,000 to $16,000,
each Department's first-
place winner receives an
all-expense-paid trip to
Washington, D.C., spon-
sored by Target.
At the turn of the cen-
tury, the.founders of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars
joined the National Asso-
ciation of Broadcasters
(NAB) to create an organ-
ization that would honor
and serve veterans and
perpetuate the values and
ideas for which those vet-
erans served and con-
tinue to serve. LAVFW
became a co-sponsor in
1965.
The VOD program is
endorsed by the National
Association of Secondary
School Principals' contest
criteria and is designed to
foster .patriotism by, al-
lowing students the op-
portunity to voice, their
opinion in a three to five
minute essay based on an
annual theme.,
Students can enter by
submitting the required
entry form (go to
www.vfw.org,- click on
program and scroll down
to VFW scholarships for
entry form), along with
their essay and recording
to the local VFW Post.
Mail entry form and
audio essay to the local
VFW post. Further direc-
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entry form.
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8A Monticello News


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


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COUNTY


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Monticello Jefferson
County Chamber of
Commerce members held
their Annual Dinner
Meeting, and installation of
officers, Oct. 9. at the
Monticello Opera House.
President Bob Davison
welcomed the attendees and
coordinated the meeting.
Overseeing the meeting
with Davison were the 2007-
2008 officers, including John
Gebhard, vice president;
Katrina Walton, secretary:
Jerry Boatwright, treasur-
er: and Mary Frances
Graniling, director.
New officers and direc-
tors for 2008-2009, were
installed by Judge Bobby
Plaines. These include:
Bob Davison, president;
Gary Wright. vice president:
Nan Baughman, secretary;
Jerry Boatwright, treasur-
er; Debbie Ussery and
Chuck Sarkisian, directors.
Chamber Board
Members for the 2008-2009
year were recognized, and
include SW Ellis, Julie


Monticello News
New Chamber Officers and Directors are, (from left to right), Bobby Plaines,
Boatwright, Nan Baughman, Debbie Ussery, and Chuck Sarkisian.


Photo By Debbie Snapp, Qctober 9, 2008
Gary Wright, Bob Davison, Jerry
*


Christmas Party is sched-
uled for Dec. 16 at The Mays
House, catered by Carrie
Ann & Co.
New Vice President,
Gary Wright, gave a brief
vision of the new Chamber
year noting that Monticello
was "a diamond in the
rough, second only to
Whigham, GA.!"
He spoke about the new
people in the comnnmtity.
the right kind, and the kind
that "want" to be here. He
says we need to get some
centuriese" going on. "If
we can get the people in,
they'll get the business in,"
he says. "Let's market
Monticello."
Wright is available for
comment and concerns at
997-5705, 933-5567, or
lgwright39,'zembarqmail.co
m When the flag's out, he's
in.
Davison closed the
meeting with "Jefferson
County is a great place to
live, let's make it a great
place to make a living."
Evelyn Buzbee and her
staff catered the evening's
Ribeye dinner.


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, October 9, 2008

Frank Blow (left) is presented the President's Award
by Bob Davison.


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, October 9, 2008
President Bob Davison presents Nan Baughman with
the Grace and Mack Morris Award for her outstanding
contributions to the community.


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, October 9, 2008
Judge Bobby Plaines (left) accepts the Fred and
Velinda Williams Award from Bob Davison, for the gov-
ernment official who has contributed most to the
Chamber and to the community.


Conley, Buck Bird, Tim
Peary, Paula Sparkman,
and Kirk Reams.
During the presentation
of Chamber Awards, Frank
Blow was presented -the
President's Award for his
outstanding contributions
to the Chamber.
Nan Baughman
received the Grace and
Mack Morris Award for her
outstanding contributions
to the community.
Plaines was given the
Fred and Velinda Williams
Award. This award is given
to a government official that
has contributed the most to
the Chamber and the com-
munity.
The Corporate Citizen
Award was presented to
Simpson's Nursery, and
accepted by Cristi and
Renee Beshears. It is given
to the business that has con-
tributed the most to the
Chamber and the communi-
ty.
Chamber Director
Mary Frances Grambling
presented Volunteer
awards to Helen Bentley
and Nadia Fadell, and an
Appreciation Award to
Fran Black for all their ded-
ication and hard work for
the good of the Chamber
and the community.
Also receiving recogni-
tion this evening was
Nancy Wideman, of Tourist
Development Council.
Wideman invited the
Chamber members to a
water retreat down the
Wacissa River the following
Saturday morning. She also
mentioned that this sum-
mer concerned county resi-
dents helped with the clean-
up of the Riverhead Park.
Wideman says that sev-
eral grants have been writ-
ten to help advance and pro-
mote Jefferson County.
Also, there is an effort in the
process to make Jefferson
County bike-friendly, with a'
follow-up on bike safety, law
enforcement, trail maps,
and tours that will run
through the county.
Speaker for' the evening
was local historian Dee
Counts. She presented a
"Saints and Scalawags" pro-
gram, taking Jefferson
County from its beginning,
with the Indians, right up to
the present day. She
touched on the Wacissa
River, the Slave Canal, Casa
Bianca, Florida White,
William Dunn Mosley, the
first governor John
Finlayson, and Boots
Thomas.
Davison continued the
meeting with an overview of
accomplishments of the past
year, and the recent "brain-
storming" retreat; including
a one day fundraising sport-
ing event to be held on
March 21, 2009.
There is also a day of fes-
tivities scheduled to be held
on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the
Boots Memorial.
The Chamber


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, October 9, 2008
Simpson's Nursery was awarded the Corporate Citizen Award and was accepted by
Cristi and Renee Beshears. Presenting the award was Bob Davison.
ai


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, October 9, 2008
Bob Davison, president, Mary Frances Gramling, director and Gary Wright vice-
president (pictured left to right), pose for our camera at the annual Chamber Dinner and
Installation of Officers.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Monticello News 9A


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Senator Bill Nelson, Former SC Governor Jim Hodges
Visit Here To Support Obama-Biden Campaign
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The dining room at
Johnston's Meat Market was
packed on a recent Sunday
night with an estimated 175
enthusiastic supporters of
Barack Obama's candidacy
for President.
The standing-room-only
crowd overflowed onto the
porches in the balmy evening
to hear rousing speeches by
Florida US Senator Bill
Nelson and former South
Carolina Governor Jim
Hodges in support of the
Obama-Biden campaign.
Senator Nelson said that
he knew Senator Obama very
well, having worked closely
with .him on policy issues
that they mutually support-


ed, and that he knew him to
be a strong and genuinely
good person who would
make a great President.
Nelson said Obama real-
ly listens to people from dif-
ferent viewpoints and after
weighing all sides of an issue
he makes gpod decisions.
Nelson cited as an exam-
ple Obama's courageous
position against waging an
unnecessary and expensive
war in Iraq, noting that he
voiced this opposition at a
time when such a stance was
not widely popular.
Another example he
gave was Obama's choice for
a Vice-Presidential running
mate, Senator Joe Biden,


who has deep and extensive
experience in foreign'policy
and a reputation for "getting
things done."
Senator Nelson also
advised the audience to
ignore ridiculous rumors
that had been circulated on
the Internet, such as the one
questioning Obama's reli-
gious faith. Barac k
attends the Senate prayer
breakfasts vith me every
week," Nelson said, "so I
know for a fact that he is a
Christian in the best sense
of the word." He also noted
that Obama is "even smarter
than he appears to be on tele-
vision."
Both Nelson and Hodges


urged those in the audience
not only to get out to the polls
and vote themselves but also
to commit to encouraging
their family, friends and
neighbors to register to vote
before Oct. 6, to help them
obtain absentee ballots if
needed and to assist them
with transportation to the
polling places on Nov. 4.
While both speakers pre-
dicted the vote would be
extremely close in Florida,
they also felt that, if its citi-
zens truly wanted a change
for the better in this nation,
Florida could be the deciding
factor in electing Obama as
the next President of the
United States.


Senator Bill Nelson and former South Carolina Governor
Jim Hodges were in Jefferson County on Sunday, Sept. 28 in
support of the Obama-Biden Campaign. Pictured left to right
are: Senator Nelson, Eleanor Hawkins, County Democrat Party
Chair, Tammy Peck, and Hodges, former SC. governor.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


FRANHUNT ." .
Monticello News
Staff Writer
October is Adopt a Shelter
Dog Month and The American
Society for the Prevention of'
Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
suggests people who are look-
ing for "man's best friend,",
check out the millions of dogs
at local shelters across the
country. -
The Jefferson County Hu-
mane Society currerftly has
nine canines available for
adoption and they hope to find
them all homes in the very
near future so they can again
start taking in those animals
having to be turned away at the
present due .to population
downsizing.
Those canines have stories
* that will move the heart and


toubh the soul and there are
some whose stories will most
certainly anger anyone who
has a conscience and loves
God's furry little creatures
Jack. is an ever-popular
Mobticello Mutt male, approxi-
mately one to two years old.
Jack had been left behind when
his owners moved and was on
his own when h" cae to b rat
the shelter. -
Grant is a Monticello Mutt
approximately five years old
and he was turned into the
shelter by people who reported
that their neighbors had
packed up and moved away,
leaving Grant behind on a very
short chain in the .yard. The
chain was so tight, it almost
imbedded aroundhis neck, and
the chain so short, it elimi-
nated any needed exercise for


the
animal. Therefore, weakening
his back legs. Grant was also
heartworm positive. He has
bden nursed back to health, is
now heartworm negative, his
legs are again strong, and he is
reported as being very lovable,
attentive and playful.
Rambler, is a Walker
1-'ound.'Lab mix male, approx-
himately; 112 to two years old,
his story was not relayed when
he Was turned overtto the shel-
ter, but he is described as ac-
tive, playful, loving and
healthy.
Bear is a one and a half
year-old Rottweiler/Lab mix
male. He has a touching and
moving story The couple who
had Bear, found him six
months ago at a county dump-
ster when he had been aban-


doned. They brought him to
the shelter which was full, so
they decided that they would
adopt him and keep him as
their own. But the man has
since been diagnosed with can-
cer and the couple has been
spending many hours at the
hospital, which they consid-
ered a bad thing for Bear be-
cause he was alone so much
and they felt he deserved so
much more, a loving home
with someone there to pay at-
tention to him, give him love
and companionship. So, they
turned him over to the shelter
in hopes he would find that lov-
ing home.
Hunter is a German Shep-
herd/Lab mix male, approxi-
mately six months old. He, and
one of his brothers and sisters
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nursed back to full health and
she and the second brother had
since been adopted.
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currently undergoing socializ-
ing training so he can be
adopted. He needs a very lov-
ing home with someone who
would love him and spend time
with him. He is reported as
being very lovable, affectionate
and healthy.
Levi and Dozier are seven
week-old Monticello Mutts,
both are males and, will be
ready for adoption in about one
week when they will be old
enough to be neutered. About
seven weeks ago, a local resi-
dent brought a pregnant fe-
male dog to the shelter that he
reported finding wandering
along side the highway, so he
brought her to the shelter. Two
days later, she dropped her
puppies and those pups were
raised at the shelter.
Clover is an eight month-
old female Monticello Mutt
who was adopted from the shel-
ter five months- ago at the age
of three months. Since she
was adopted, she grew larger
than the owner's expectations
and having outgrown what he
expected, he turned her back
over to the shelter. She,is play-
ful, lovable, healthy and long-
ing for a loving family to take
her home.
SSage is a one year-old
miniature Dachshund mix fe-
male who was turned over to
the shelter because the owners
had a grandchild who was al-
lergic to dogs and the grand-
child's family moved in with
the owners making it unibear-
able for the child. Sage is ex-
tremely affectionate, playful
and very loving. The adoption
fee for each of the animals is
$70 and includes spaying/neu-
tering, shots up-to-date, nega-
tive heartworm results, and
flea free and loving compan-
ions.
Responsible pet ownership
requires more than simply
agreeing to take an animal into
your life; the potential adopter
should be ready to make a com-
mitment that will enhance the
lives of both the human and
the animal.
With nearly 10 million ani-
mals entering local shelters
across the country each year
the Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
helps focus attention on the pet
population problem we face in
this country
Renowned dog trainer Joel
Silverman also says that shel-
ter animals make good pets,-
and that proper training is the
key Silverman's many canine
pupils have starred in com-
mercials, television shows, and
feature films and often come
from shelters. According to
Silverman, pet owners that
train their dogs have better re-
lationships with their pets and
less problems in the home.
"Most people don't realize
that training is not as difficult
as they think," says Silverman.
"Training should be fun for
both the pet owner and the dog
and, in fact, usually strength-
ens the bond between them."
National Adopt a shelter
dog month is a great reminder
to all of us about just how won-
derful shelter dogs are. Here
are some reasons: Shelters usu-
ally have a wide selection of
dogs in all shapes, sizes and
personalities.
Many are mixed-breed
dogs, and mutts are great! You
could find a purebred dog;
there is a chance of finding a
dog that is already housebro-
ken and even has other train-


ing; and most of all, you can
save a life!
This. October, consider
whether or not you are ready
for a dog. When you are ready,
take a trip to the Humane Soci-
ety shelter, you may be sur-
prised at who you find!
The greatest percentage of
canine taken in at the shelter is
the ever-popular and lovable
Monticello Mutts: Whether
you call them mutts, "Heinz-
57s" or mongrels, mixed-breed
dogs are truly something spe-
cial. Understandably, purebred
dogs are a big deal to many peo-
ple. With over 100 dog breeds
recognized by the American
Kennel Club,.there is basically
a breed to suit any lifestyle and
personality.
However, there are mil-
lions of mixed breed dogs that
die in animal shelters each
year because there are no
homes available. Before you
buy your next purebred dog,
consider the magic a mixed-
breed dog can bring into your
life.


One-Of-A-Kind:


.Each


mixed-breed dog is unique.
Even if you meet a similar dog,
no two are quite the same. Yes,
even purebred littermates are
genetically unique, but your
mixed-breed dog truly stands
alone. It can be fun guessing
the breed origins of your mutt.
If you really need to know, ask
your vet about easy, affordable
DNA testing which can iden-
tify up to three breeds. Your
mixed-breed dog will hold a
special place in your heart; you
will never find another quite
the same.
Worth the Gamble: Mixed-
breed dogs do not come with a
list of hereditary problems.
This is not to say your mutt
will be perfect, but mixed breed
dogs are less likely to possess
breed-specific hereditary heath
and behavioral problems. If
your dog is a Labrador mix,
she could still have hip dyspla-
sia, but it may be less severe be-
cause the breed is basically
"diluted." A Chow mix may be
less likely to have aggression
problems than a purebred
(though not all Chows are ag-
gressive). Though any dog may
have serious hereditary prob-
lems, it really seems worth the
risk to get a mutt. However,
while the mystery of a mutt
can be exciting, it is important
to prepare yourself for a few
surprises along the way.
Whether you decide to get
a mutt or a purebred, please
know there is no right or
wrong; Follow your heart.
However, if your heart says to
save even one of those darling
mixed-breed dogs from home-
lessness good for you! If you
cannot decide between pure-
bred and mutt, consider one of
each if your lifestyle is fit for
more than one dog. No matter
what type of dog your choose,
your life will be forever
changed!
In a recent study con-
ducted by the National Council
on Pet Population Study and
Policy, researchers surveyed
people turning animals in to 12
various shelters around the
country to try to find out ex-
actly why animals end up
there. The study was published
in the current issue of the
Journal of Applied Animal
Welfare Science, and can be
seen at The ASPCAs Web site
(http://www.aspca.org).
The study's researchers re-
viewed reasons why people
gave up their dogs up for adop-
tion, and found the following
frequency of answers: 29 per-
cent surrendered their dogs
due to behavior problems; 29
percent surrendered their dogs
because of the family's hous-
ing situation; 25 percent sur-
rendered their dogs citing
incompatibility with the fam-
ily's lifestyle; and 15 percent
surrendering their dogs due to
the family's preparation
and/or expectations.


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stitutions and local communities. In the past, the President
of the United States, has declared the third full business
week in October as National Business Women's Week. On
state and local levels, governors and mayors issue similar
proclamations.
The objectives of National Business Women's Week
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(NBWW) originated with Emma Dot Partridge, Executive
Secretary of the National Federation of Business and Pro-
fessional Women's Clubs from 1924 1927. The first annual
observance was held April 15-22, 1928, when Business and
Professional Women/USA President Lena Madesin Phillips
opened NBWW with a nationally broadcast speech. In her
remarks, she stated that the purpose of the week was "to
focus public attention upon a better business woman for a
better business world."
From this early effort, NBWW has grown into a nation-
wide salute to all workingwomen, as well as an opportunity
to spotlight issues of importance to workingwomen. In more
recent years activities have included Women of the Year
Awards, Employer of the Year Awards, Individual Develop-
ment workshops, and issue panel discussions.
NBWW was moved to the third full week of October in
1938 so that Local Organizations could use NBWW as a
springboard for their new year's programs. U.S. President
Herbert Hoover was the first president to issue a letter rec-
ognizing NBWW and the contributions and achievements of
workingwomen. Presidents since then have always issued a
letter acknowledging the important role women play in the
nation's economy.


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ACA Players Named




Big Bend Leaders

FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Athletes from Aucilla
Christian Academy have
again been named to the
list of Big Bend Leaders in
football last week. .
Matt Bishop remains in .
the #1 spot in rushing for
the third week consecu- ARRIORS
tively, with 100 carries for
901 yards and nine touch- Matt Bishop Trent Roberts
downs.
Trent Roberts is #9 in
passing with 40 pass com-
pletions out of 102 attempts,
with seven interceptions .
thrown, 443 yards gained,
and seven touchdowns.
Casey Anderson is #13 !
in receiving with 18 pass re- -"-
ceptions for 213 yards and
two touchdowns.
Bandon Dunbar is #15 Casey Anderson Brandon Dunbar
in receiving with 13 pass re-
ceptions for a total of 170 On the defensive side of total of 41 tackles.
yards, and four touch- the field, Anderson stands In pass interceptions,
downs. at #14 in tackles with 29 Anderson and Dunbar


solos and 12 assists for a stand tied at #3, with two.



Flag Football Results


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Recreation Department
Director Kevin Aman has
released the results of Sat-
urday's Pee Wee Flag Foot-
ball action, at the park.
Jefferson Farmers
Market defeated Monticello
Milling, 12-6. For the Farm-
ers, Dillon Bennington
scored the first touchdown
on a 21-yard run, however
the two-point conversion
failed.
The second touchdown
of the game was also
scored by Bennington, on a
one-yard run. The two-
point conversion again
failed.
Scoring for the Millers,


Nikolas Graham crossed
the goal line on a 20-yard
run, but the two-point con-
version failed.
In the.second game of
the day, Farmers and Mer-
chant's Band walloped Jef-
ferson Farmers Market,
34-6..
Chalking up points for
the Bankers, on the first
touchdown, Hunter Hand-
ley scored on a 42-yard run.
The two-point conversion'
failed. Handley also racked
up the second touchdown
for the Bankers on a 16-
yard interception return,
but the two-point conver-
sion again failed.
Jake Edwards scored
the third touchdown on a
two-yard run, and Handley


racked up the two-point
conversion. Handley
scored the next Bankers
touchdown on a 16-yard
run and Jalen Jones run in
for the two-point conver-
sion. ,
For the final Bankers
touchdown of the game,
Deshaun Mutch crossed
the goal line on a three-
yard run, but the two-point
conversion failed.
The lone touchdown for
the Farmers came when
Bennington ran in a four-
yard TD, however the two-
point conversion failed.
Next Saturday at the
Park, the Millers face off
against the Bankers at 9
a.m.; and' the Millers face
the Farmers at 10 a.m.


Tarlos Thomas Speaks





At Seminole Club


The Jefferson
County Seminole Club
(JCSC) welcomes home
Tarlos Thomas as guest
speaker to the Thurs-
day, Oct. 23 meeting.
The meeting will be
held at the Christ Epis-
copal Church Gerry
Hall, located at 425
N. Cherry Street, So-
cial hour begins at 6:30
p.m. and the meal be-
gins at 7 p.m.
Tarlos began. his
football career at Jef-
ferson County High
School and was re-
cruited by Florida
State as an offensive
tackle. His skills
on the field led FSU to
its second National
Championship title in
1999 after an unde-
feated season and a vic-
tory over Virginia Tech


Tarlos Thomas


in the 2000 Sugar Bowl.
He dominated de-
fenses as a 6 ft. 5 in.
lineman and during his
senior season, was
named to the Walter
Camp 1st team All-
American and AP 3rd
team All-American for
his accomplishments.


He entered the NFL
and was a member of
the Tennessee Titans,
Houston Texans and
the Philadelphia Ea-
gles before leaving the
pros.
Tarlos returned to
Florida State and com-
pleted his Bachelors
Degree in May of 2008.
He has also returned to
Jefferson County and
is the offensive line
coach for his alma
mater at Jefferson
County High School.
Tarlos and his wife
Natia are the. parents
of two sons, Tarrick
and Terrion.
Contact Denise Vo-
gelgesang at 997-3043 to
reserve your spot.
There is a small charge
of $10 per person for
the meal.


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Giants Stand At


4-0


The Giants improved
to a perfect 4-0 in Giants
Stadium this season with
a hard-fought 29-17 vic-
tory Sunday over the San
Francisco 49ers. The four
home victories are one
more than the Giants had
here in both 2006 and
2007. Now 5-1, the Giants
won on a day when their
offense was not at its
best, but the defense
couldn't have been much
better.
"I think we are capa-
ble of playing a lot better
than we did today," said
Coach Tom' Coughlin,
whose team will face the
5-1 Steelers in Pittsburgh
next week. "But as I told
the players, the objective
was to win one game. We
were able to hang in there
and find a way to win the
game and I am happy
about that."
The Giants did,
thanks largely to the de-
fense. One week after its
no-takeaway, no-sack. no-
punt game in a loss at
Cleveland. the unit had
three takeaways (includ-
ing safety Michael John-
son's first two career
interceptions), sacked
J.T. O'Sullivan six times
(one of which resulted in
a safety) and forced five
punts.
The Giants scored on
two Brandon Jacobs
touchdown runs, Man-
ning's scoring pass to
Plaxico Burress, a pair of
John Carney field goals
and a safety
Jacobs' 26-yard touch-
down run gave the Giants
a 7-0 lead with 7:52 re-
maining in the first quar-
ter. On second-and-two,
Jacobs took a handoff.
bulled through the line,
took advantage of Bur-
ress' block on Clements,
and motored down the
right sideline for -the
touchdown.
Nedney's 40-yard field
goal lifted the 49ers to
within 7-3 with 4:23 re-
maining in the first quar-
ter. San Francisco drove
44 yards in seven plays
prior to the kick, includ-
ing an O'Sullivan pass to
Gore that picked up 26
yards. O'Sullivan's pass
to Bruce gave the Niners
a first down on the Gi-
ants' 24-yard line. But the
defense stiffened and
Nedney got San Fran-
cisco on the board with
his field goal.
"I just felt like in that
situation we had the mo-
mentum. we had the wind
at our back, that we
would go for that,"
Coughlin said of his
fourth-down decision. "It
was just a situational
call, a gut call, if you will,
and thank goodness it
paid off."
The touchdown
capped an unusual eight-
play, 73-yard drive that in-
cluded 51 yards on three
49ers penalties (two for 46
yards on Clements) and
Coughlin's decision to es-


chew a short fiejd goal
and attempt to keep the
drive alive with a fourth-
down conversion try.
Clements' first infrac-
tion was for unnecessary
roughness for pushing
down Madison Hedge-
cock after a whistle. Mo-
ments later, Clements
was flagged for pass in-
terference for making
contact with Burress as
the receiver tried to catch
a Manning pass. That
gave the Giants a first
down on the San Fran-
cisco 19-yard line. Two Ja-
cobs runs sandwiched
Burress' false" start
penalty, leaving the Gi-
ants with a third-and-
nine. Derrick Ward's
catch and run picked up
eight. Coughlin then
elected to go for the first
down and Ahmad Brad-
shaw's two-yard run kept
the series alive at the
eight. Jacobs ran for six
yards on the final play of
the firsr quarter and after
the teams switched sides,
he used Shaun O'Hara's
block on Kentwan
Balmer to score his sec-
ond touchdown.
Jacobs' two-yard
touchdown run on the
first play of the second
quarter increased the Gi-
ants' lead to 14-3. It was
the second time this sea-
son and the sixth time in
his career that the bruis-
ing running back ran for
two scores in a game.
San Francisco pulled
to within 14-10 on O'Sulli-
van's 30-yard touchdown
pass to Morgan with 11:25
remaining in the second
quarter. On second-and-
two, Morgan got a step be-
hind cornerback Aaron
Ross and caught O'Sulli-
van's pass in the back of
the end zone. The score
capped a six-play, 74-yard
drive that featured Mor-
gan, who also contributed
a pair of 14-yard recep-
tions on the series. The
second moved San Fran-
cisco to the Giants 38-
yard line. After
O'Sullivan threw to Isaac
Bruce for eight yards, he
found the rookie from
Virginia Tech for. the
touchdown.
San Francisco
quickly drove from its
own 27 to the Giants' 19-
yard line. O'Sullivan
threw to the end zone for
Arnaz Battle, but John-
son plucked the ball out
of the air for his second
interception in less than
three minutes.
Two Jacobs runs
brought the ball to the
three, leaving the Giants
with a third-and-goal at
the two minute warning.
But Manning and Bur-
ress couldn't connect on a
fade pattern and Carney
came on to kick the field
goal.
Ctrney's 21-yard field
goal increased the Gi-
ants' lead to 17-10 with
1:52 remaining in the sec-
ond quarter. The score


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was set up by Johnson's
interception of an O'Sul-
livan pass for Morgan.
Johnson returned the
ball 18 yards to the 49ers'
nine-yard line.
The 18-yard scoring
drive was set up by the
Giants' first fumble re-
covery of the season.
O'Sullivan and Frank
Gore never completed the
exchange on an at-
tempted haridoff and
Mathias Kiwanuka recov-
ered the ball. Manning
passes to Steve Smith and
Amani Toomer preceded
the touchdown throw to
Burress.
Manning's six-yard
touchdown pass to Bur-
ress extended the Giants'
lead to 24-10 with 9:01 re-
maining in the third
quarter. On first-and-goal
from the six, Manning
faked a handoff to Der-
rick Ward. then fired a
strike into the end zone
for Burress, who shielded
Clements away from the
ball.
The, Niners pulled to
within seven points on
Clements' return touch-
down with 1:50 remaining
in the third quarter. Car-
ney, who had made 19 at-
tempts in a row
(including 13 this season)
dating back to last sea-
son, tried a 35-yard kick.
But Manny Lawson
leaped through the Gi-
ants' blockers and got his
hands on the ball, which
bounced back to
Clements, who ran far
ahead of the field for the
touchdown. Instead of
owning a commanding
27-10 advantage, the Gi-
ants' lead was a precari-
ous 24-17.
Carney's season-long
48-yard field goal gave the
Giants a 27-17 lead with
12:17 remaining in the
fourth quarter. The 29-
yard drive was set up by
Ahmad Bradshaw's 29-
yard kickoff return and
bolstered by two 10-yard
receptions by Steve
Smith.
The 49ers trailed by
10 points and were trying
desperately to get back
into the game when they
took possession at their
own 20 following a Jeff
Feagles punt with 5:08 re-
maining. But on first
down, O'Sullivan was
sacked by Tuck and fum-
bled. The ball bounced
around before Morgan
kicked it out of bounds
for a safety, the first for
the Giants since Oct. 23,
2006. when LaVarr Ar-
rington tackled Dallas'
Drew Bledsoe in the end
zone.
San Francisco, which
lost is fourth straight
gaine ad fell to 2-5,
scored touchdowns on
O'Sullivan's 30-yard pass
to rookie Josh Morgan
and Nate Clements' 74-
yard return of a blocked
field goal attempt. Joe
Nedney added a field goal
for the 49ers.








Wednesday, October 22, 2008 -


Monticello News 13A


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Star Atlet e e Tctlor iGeti


Long Overd irli condition


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It took some nudging and
prodding, but 50-odd years
after the fact, Florida State
University (FSU) finally got
around to honoring several
of its first star athletes, in-
cluding one who is a longtime
Jefferson 'County resident.
We're talking about the
FSU gymnastic team, which
under the direction of leg-
endary coach Harley- Price
won five national sports
championships in the early
1950s, including the school's
first-ever national champi-
onship.
Specifically, the .male
gymnastics team won the
NCAA (National Collegiate
Athletic Association) titles in
1951 and 1952. The team also
won what was then the more
prestigious AAU (Amateur
Athletic Union) national
championship in 1951, 1953
and 1955, and was featured on
several television shows and
in a movie short shown
around the. country .
Notably, the team's 1951
win of the NCAA title was
FSU's first-ever national
championship, as well as
being the first national cham-
pionship for any Florida col-
lege or university. All told,
the team won 37 team titles in
competitions between 1950
and 1958. The members, nine
of whom were Olympians,
also won 22 individual na-
tional championships.
In recognition of the lat-
ter's accomplishments, FSU
held a reception for the gym-
nast at the Varsity Club on
Sept. 12 and the school
saluted some 10 to 15 mem-
bers of the group on the field
during halftime of the Chat-
tanooga-FSU football game
on Sept 13. And basking in
the glory was longtime Jef-
ferson County resident Joe
Taylor, a member of -the gym-
nastic team when it won the
AAU titles in 1953 and 1955.
"The rings were my spe-
cialty," relates Taylor, who is
now a sprightly 80-year-old.
As Taylor explains it, the
rings require great strength,
,as the athlete must perform
various swings, twists, turns
and other acrobatic feats
while holding on to the sus-
pended rings and without be-
traying any muscle or rings
movements.
"The idea is to do swing-
ing and strength moves on the
rings without them moving,"
Taylor says.
The Pennsylvania-born
Taylor got started in gymnas-
tics during his junior year in
high school in his hometown
of Philadelphia. As he tells
the story, he knew nothing
about gymnastics until he
happened to walk into the
school gymnasium one day
and "saw these people doing
these things."
"This guy asked me if I
wanted to try it," Taylor says.
"In a couple of months, I
made the team. I was 15 years
old at the time. I was on the


team for my junior and senior
years in high school."
Taylor adds that when he
joined the team, he was "the
original 110-pound wonder,
being underweight and thin."
But as he learned to maneu-
ver on the rings, he developed
the necessary strength and
dexterity That's because
much of the work on the
rings entails lifting or .sup-
porting oie's body weight, ac-
tions that require strength
and timing in -their execu-
tions.
"With all humility, I was
good at it," Taylor says,
adding that he won the third
place Bronze Medal on the
rings in a national competi-
tion.
Did he ever contemplate
entering the Olympics, given
the Olympic status of some of
his teammates?
Not really, Taylor says. To
compete in the Olympics re-
quired participation in all the
gymnastic events, he says.
And unfortunately, flexibility,
and tumbling weren't his
strong suits. It also required a
level of commitment and ded-
ication that he was not pre-
pared to make.
"Gymnastics requires
that you work out a couple of
hours every day year-round,"
Taylor says. "You can't take
time off."
Graduate school, followed
by a regular 9-to-5 job and a
family, pretty much con-
sumed his time after his last
collegiate competition in 1957,
although he continued to
work out until 1961. Taylor re-
ceived a degree in physical ed-
ucati6n from FSU'in'1957 and
then went on to earn his Mas-
ter's in rehabilitation and
counseling. He worked in vo-
cational rehabilitation with
the state for 42 years, until his
retirement.
Did he ever take up gym-
nastics again?
- "In 1977 when Dottie and
I got married, I went.to the
Tallahassee Recreation De-
partment for about a month
or two and I was doing some
-stuff," Taylor says. "But that
was about it. I never got into
a routine. It was just a matter
of getting!some exercise. I'd
like to get back into it though,
get back my balance and
strength."
Taylor says that members
of the team as well as a few
members of the then-girls'
gymnastic team (which in
1953 won a national champi-
onship in what is now called
girls rhythmic gymnastics) -
have been reuniting annually
for the last 10 years.
"One of the girls in the
team owns a place in Alliga-
tor Point," Taylor says.
"About 20 or 25 of us (includ-
ing spouses) get together dur-
ing the last week of May, on
Memorial Day each year."
That's how the talk of
getting the team's accom-
plishment officially recog-
nized got started. Taylor says
there's always been a feeling
among the team members -
most of whom are in their 80s


Longtime
county res-
ident and
former
gymnast
Joe Taylor
here poses
with his 10-
year-old
grand-
daughter,
Brittany
Taylor.



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Riley G. Jones (left) was the Football Contest Winner
for week five, and the recipient of two passes to the Wild
Adventure Theme Park in Valdosta, GA. He received the
tickets Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 from Monticello News Ed-
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Joe Taylor performs on the rings during his
heyday on the FSU gymnastic team during the
1950s.


now and live. in
different parts
of the country
- that FSU
largely forgot, if,
not failed to duly
appreciate, the
rly accomplish-


"We were never really
recognized," Taylor says. "We
won five national titles and
never got the recognition.
Every one of our trophies has
been lost. Not a single trophy
is left."
He said members of the
group finally contacted the
appropriate individuals at
FSU and that led to the recent
reception and recognition on
the field.
"I think everybody feels a
little better about it now that
we've gotten recognized,"
Taylor says. "We also got a
promise that we will recog-
nized in the center."
In fact, there is talk of the
placement of a sculpture in
honor of the team on the Stu-
dent Legacy Walk, a path'on
the FSU campus that begins
and ends on Landis Green -
the place where the gymnas-
tic team used to practice in


the 1950s and that high-
lights the academic and ath-
letic achievements of
students through the years.
The catch is that,, the
group will have to raise the
$80,000 to $100,000 that it will
cost to create the statute. But
Taylor ,says the group has
been raising the money for
the project for a couple of
years now.
Taylor owns a copy of a
19.55 RKO movie short titled
"Gym College" that he plays
for the interviewer. The brief
sports film, which was shown
in theatres across the country
during the team's heyday,
shows the gymnastics team
practicing on Landis Green in
those seemingly halcyon
days. And there, suddenly, is a
young Taylor, .walking non-
chalantly across the field. He
stops, as if just happening to
takes notice of the rings,
pulls himself up effortlessly
and does a couple of acrobatic
tricks. Then he alights back
on the ground, shrugs as if it
was all no big deal, and walks
on.
In all humility indeed!
The boy was good, -and he
knew it.


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Pond. 1 BR/1BA.
Call 997-5007.


7/2,tfn,c.


PRIME Downtown OFFICE Space
Cherry Street Commons.
750 Sq. Ft $540. Month.
500 Sq. Ft. $460. Month.
Call Katrina Walton/Coldwell Banker/
Kelly & Kelly Properties at 510-9512
8/31,tfn,c


New 1BR Mobiles, furnished and
unfurnished. Adult Park, No pets.
$600-$650 a month includes elec-
tric. Deposit Required. 850-997-
1638. No calls before 9 am or after 9
pm.
7/30,tfn,c.
JEFFERSON PLACE APTS
1468 S. Waukeenah St. Office 300,
Monticello. 1 BR ($417) & 2BR
($455). HUD vouchers accepted,
subsidy available at times. 850-997-
6964. Handicap units open. TTY711
Equal housing opportunity.
8/6,tfn,c.


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870 Sq Ft Office/Retail
busy N. Jefferson St.
month includes utilities.
3666.


3br 2 ba Mobile Home. Hwy 19
South of 1-10. No pets. Deposit
required 850-264-1814.
10/15,17,22,24,pd.

AUCEILLAAREA
4 bd / 2 bath w/large kitchen, Master
w/office and Den w/fireplace. 2100
Sq. Ft. $825.00. Call 668-7756.
10/17,22,24,29,pd.
2br/ 1 1/2 ba mobile home w/
large storage building. Near I-10 in.
Monticello. $500 mth. North Fl
Property Management 850-421-
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North Carolina Mountain Home
on 1 acre near Asheville Special'
$140,000. Call. 997-1582
7/2,tfn,nc

6 Acres, Pecans, Hardwoods,
Pasture, on County Road in
Jefferson County. $ 48,000 Owner
financing, $ 3,000 down $ 450 a
mo. Call Owner at 997-3264.
10/15,17,22,24,pd.




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New Listing 5 acres on Nash Road
wooded $8,500 per acre
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4+ acres screened front porch; covered
deck in back $89,500


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ThompsonValleyRd 2/2 home 7.33 ac
irgrody cleared $175.00
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barn, green hse $85,000
Murmnuring Creek 5.2 acres, septic
tank $69,500
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Shores $50,000
Mixed Use Property 12 acres
4houses/acallowed $36,500/ac
Very Pretty 5 lovely acres on paved road
$15,500 per acre
Dal9 4/3,5 ac/ fenced/ 2car garage/pool/
guest hse, shop, pasture/100 pecans
$365,000
Prime Commercial Property near
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pasture, fenced, pond $545,000
Timberland 156 ac some pines divided
by Hwy $2,000/ac
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F- 350 1990 Ford truck; flat bed,
Dual wheel w/ removeable side rails.
Good Farm Truck in Good Condi-
tion. $ 4,200, call 997-1582.
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Runs fine, power lock
dows, new paint job. $1
Call 727-415-4428 ask:


TWO single Craftmatic Beds w/
massager, like new. $900 for both
call 997-1658.
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P- -- MOVING, MUST SELL!
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for Hunter. electric start motor, trailer,
aluminum. All accessories, plus
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Lay-A-Way now for Christmas
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Call 997- Driveways, roads, ditches, tree and
shrub removal, bum piles. Contact
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We welcome thb faithful, the.
seeker and the doubter. Christ'
Episcopal Church, three blocks N
of the courthouse. Sunday
services at 8:30 and 11:00 'AM.
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10/22,c.


Dog- Black, female, spayed, LAB.
(1 year old) Lost on South
Waukeenah Street, in Monticello.
Call 997-0464
10/22,24,n/c.


Maintenance Director- Basic knowledge of air conditioning, electrical, car-
pentry/painting skills and Life Safety in a skilled nursing facility. Maintain
records for inspection review. Experience preferred; will train the right can-
didate. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, and 401K. Fax re-
sume or name and telephone number to 850-973-2667 attention
Administrator. 10/1 thru 31, c.
Local Kennel- Hiring for weekends and Holidays. More hours possible. Be-
gins above minimum wage. Love of animals and a GREAT attitude is a must.
Need to be reliable, honest, and have dependable transportation. Call 241-
4073 anytime.
10/22,tfn.

Parks and Recreation MGR 1
Salary: Starting Salary $29,000
Jefferson County, Florida (pop 15,000)
Jefferson County Government is accepting applications for a Parks and
Recreation MGR 1. Jefferson County is an equal opportunity employer, and
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion,
age, or disability in employment or the position of service.
Job Description: Job description and applications may be obtained at
www.co.jefferson.fl.us or at the Jefferson County Coordinator's Office, 450
W. Walnut St. Monticello, FL 32344. Applications accepted until position is
filled.
10/22,31,c.


Library Director
Salary: Starting Salary $36,000
Jefferson County, Florida (pop 15,000)
Jefferson County Government is accepting applications for a Library Direc-
tor. Jefferson County is an equal opportunity employer, and does not dis-
criminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or
disability in employment or the position of service.
Job Description: Job description and applications may be obtained at
www.co.jefferson.fl.us or at the Jefferson County Coordinator's Office, 450
W. Walnut St. Monticello, Fl 32344. Applications accepted until position is
filled.


Permit Technician wanted at the Jefferson County Building I
Must have common sense, college education experience, good a
tomer friendly, honest, hard working and dependable. Long hour
Pick up applications at the Building Department..


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Shop Mechanic wanted for the Jefferson County Road Dept. must have
light, heavy duty equipment experience and gas and diesel experience. High
school diploma or equivalent. Clean Florida drivers license, class a or b pre-
ferred. Apply at the dept. or pick up an application at the human resource of-
fice in the Clerk's office. Deadline for applications areOctober 31, 2008.
call 997-2036 for information.
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Monticello News 17A


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PUBLIC NOTICE

Brynwood Center does not discriminate against any person on the
basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treat-
ment or participation in its programs, services and 'activities, or in
employment. For further information about this policy, contact Elizabeth
McGinley, phone #850-997-1800.
10/15,17,22/08,c.

NOTICE
In accordance with Florida Statue a public auction will be held on
05, November, 2008 at 10:00 am for
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F1 32344 Phone: 850-342-1480.
10/22/08, c.



NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP

The Monticello City Council will conduct a workshop on Thursday,
October 30, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 245 S. Mulberry Street. The
purpose of the workshop will be to participate in board management
training and to discuss city policies, rate structures, revenues and expen-
ditures and other city management and budget issues.
10/22/08,c.



AAANF BOARD MEETING AND 30"h ANNIVERSARY
The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. will hold its
Board of Directors and Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, October
23, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., ET. It will also celebrate its 30th anniversary (BY
INVITATION ONLY) following the meeting. The meeting and celebra-
tion_ will be held at the new Tallahassee Antique Car Museum; 6800
Mahan Drive; Tallahssee, Fl 32308.
The meeting is open to the public; therefore, we request that you
notice this as a COST-FREE service, in a manner you deem appropriate.
If there are any problems in handling this request or a need for addition-
al information, please contact Linda Bums, Office Manager, at 850-488-
0055 or bums 1 @ elderaffairs.org.
10/22/08,c.



THE SCHOOL BOARD OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT RULE
The School Board of Jefferson county. Florida, here by gives notice
of intent to adopt revision to Rule for operation Of the Jefferson County
School System. This revision, upon adoption, will replace and supersede
the applicable current rule of the School Board.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this action, is to revise the
current rule, consistent with existing legal requirements and authoriza-
tions. In order to update policy guidelines under which the school
System will be administered..
SUMMARY: The rule to be amended is as follows:

7.421 Prohibiting Bullying and Harassment

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: section 1012.22, Florida Statutes
SUMMARY OF THE ESTIMATE. OF ECONOMIC IMPACT:
There is no way to precisely compute the economic impact of this adop-
tion; however, it'is considered to be minimal except for the costs of print-
ing and distribution.

IF REQUESTED WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS
NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:

TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Jefferson County School Board Office
DATE: November 10, 2008
NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSAL:
Dr. Kelvin L. Norton
NAME OF PERSON APPROVING PROPOSAL:
Phil Barker Superintendent
A COPY OF THE RULE PROPOSED FOR REVISION MAY BE
EXAMINED AT:
Jefferson County School Board Office
1490 West Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
10/22/08,c.

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Students A attend 44


Students are eating a sample of raw soybeans.


Jefferson Elementary
School and home schooled
students, totaling 92. at-
tended the third annual 4-H
Ag Adventure Field Day,.
Oct. 10, at the University of
Florida, North Regional Re-
search Center in Quincy
Students were given an
introduction abopt crops
by volunteers, research fac-
ulty. and extension agents.
The students experienced
the designated crops by ac-
tually touching, pulling,
and picking a sample,
which they kept.
The mission for the
program is to provide a
quality: hands on educa-


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ingni
tional experience for
youths to learn what agri-
culture is, what it means to
Jefferson County, ad to fos-
ter an appreciation on how
the science of agriculture
touches their lives.
There was a peanut
patch which youth walked
through, dug. picked, and
tasted.
Youth also walked
through a corn maze and
ate popcorn, and each stu-
dent took home a pumpkin.
Students will be writ-
ing essays on what they
learned from the field day
and 4-H will present
awards.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Ivant re


Tanner &
Justin
are
picking
peanuts
for their
goody
bags.


Jan Summerford, of the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services, is showing the students
which foods are made from corn.


OCTOBER IS TRUCK MONTH


TOOL801 BOXOR BEDLINE


GIVEN WITH PURCHASE

OF ANY PICKUP TRUCK!


1 II i 5C. I R AB4, ,


$13,997


4 CI, Automatic. AC,
Cruise, Tilt


1 : 208FRDF5RGLRA


20FRF51P C


rower tquipmenm, u,
Cruise, SHARP


MSRP ................... s28,920
DISCOUNT.............. -3,500
FORD REBATE ........... -6,000
FORD CREDIT BONUS CASH ....... -500
Truck Month Price
*18,92000
Savings $10,000


2008 FO] F2 e1 CRE* CA LARIAT


MSRP...................526,845
DISCOUNT.............. -1.353 b
FORD REBATE ............-3.500
Truck Month Price
sold ftn000


XLT, Loaded,
Dae FaI nmen


TOTAL 23,992 $ o... ..
229-333-2300

www.langdaleford.com

Downtown Valdosta


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