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140th Year No. 44 Wednesday, October 29, 2008 50 46+

City Considers Constructing

New Sewer Treatment Plant

Alternative Is To Repair Existing Facility

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Faced with a poten-
tial cost of $300,000 or
more to repair the
cracked and bowing
walls at the sewer treat-
ment plant on Mamie
Scott Drive, city offi-.
cials are considering
the option of building a
new facility.
"They're doing the
math to determine
whether it's better to re-
pair the walls or apply

for a whole new plant,"
City Clerk Emily Ander-
son said Monday, Oct.
Anderson was refer-
ring to the Oct. 16 spe-
cial meeting of the
sewer and water com-
mittee. She said the
committee members'
discussion centered on
what would make the
most sense for the city
economically and for
the long term: repairing
the existing facility or
constructing a new one.

City Clerk Emily Ander-
son; reports that city is
studying options for
resolving the sewer
treatment plantprob-

Repairing the facil-
ity could cost upwards
of $300,000, versus
about $1.5 for a new fa-'
cility, she said. The ad-
. vantage to the latter
option is that it would
provide the city with a
new, modern and more
efficient facility, she
said. The downside is
that the city will have to
borrow the money. But
then, the city will have
to borrow the money for
Please See Treat-
ment Plant Page 4A

Storm Damage Results In

Beefing Up Of Road Dept.

FEMA Still
Damage As Of
Last Week

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Nearly two months
after the passage of
tropical storm Fay in
late August, the Federal
Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FENIA)
continues assessing the
damage to the county's
many roads, at the same
time that the job of
doing the repair work
has shifted to the Road
"It looks like it's
best to do the work in-
house instead of
through contractors,"
County Coordinator Roy
Schleicher informed the
County Commission on
Oct. 16.
"This is the kind of
stuff that our Road De-
partment does on a reg-
ular basis," Schleicher
added, referring to the
kinds of repair work

that will need to be
The shift in empha-
sis, from having con-
tractors do the repair
work to having county
crews do it, results from
FEMA's findings that
much of the road repair
work does not warrant
the services of an engi-
neer, and that the fed-

eral government will
not reimburse the
county for costs that the
agency deems unneces-
"We'll get reim-
bursed based on what
FEMA says we need to
do," Schleicher said. "If
we go beyond that, that
would be out of our

Responding to the
new information,
county officials decided
to forego the services of
engineer Frank Darabi
and assigned the job of
project manager to Road
Department Superin-
tendent David Harvey
The project manager is
Please See Road
Department Page 4A

Two Outgoing Officials Reflect On Projects

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
One of two outgoing
commissioners with
longstanding "pet proj-
ects" will see progress
on his particular project
before leaving office. For
the second, however, it
will be a while yet before
his goal is achieved.
The outgoing- offi-
cial with his goal's
achievement within
grasp is Commissioner
J. N. "Junior" Tuten,
who has long been pur-
suing completion of the

ball field for the Babe
Ruth League at the
recreation park. The
outgoing official whose
pet project continues to
languish is Commis-
sioner Jerry Sutphin,
long an advocate of the
ordinance codification
The County Com-
mission on Oct. 2 ap-
proved a contract with
All Pro Land Care of
Tallahassee, Inc., to in-
stall an irrigation sys-
tem on the new ball field
at the recreation park
for $8,875. Water, it was

determined in June, was
the missing ingredient
that was keeping the
newly planted grass on
the field from flourish-
ing. It was also reported
at this meeting that the
electric lighting on the
field was progressing, as
was the work on the con-
cession stand. The ex-
pectations are that the
field will be ready in
time for the spring
sports season.
Tuten brought the
issue to a head on May
15, when he publicly
complained that after

six years of efforts, the
field was still uncom-
pleted. And it appeared,
he pointedly added at
the time, that he would
leave office without ever
seeing the ball field com-
"Gentlemen, it's a
travesty that that ball
field is not finished yet,"
Tuten said at the time,
which demonstration
served to reignite a fire
under the project.
Sutphin has not
been as successful with
Please See
Projects Page 4A

Word Expected Soon On

Companies Moving Here

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Economic Developmeni
Director Julie Conley told
the County Commission on
Thursday, Oct. 16, that she
expects to have a definite
proposal .by November on
the two California-basec
companies that are consider
ing relocating here.
"My communications
with Mr. Graham Tweed
have, so far, been by phone
and email." Conley said.
"This is primarily because
he lives on the West Coast
and in London. But I have
arranged to meet' with him

Economic Development
Director Julie Conley;
hopes to bring definite
news of relocation of
company here in near

next month in Florida. At that time, I plan to get his
written offer to purchase, which I will bring back to
you. along with the commitments regarding his busi-
ness plans." : .
Tweed, owner of the California-based British Tea
and Active Pet Feeds companies, has indicated that
he wants to relocate his operations here and has been
in talks with Conley and county officials for the pur-
chase of land at the industrial park for nearly a year
The latest twists in the negotiations involve the fi-
nancial meltdown on Wall Street and the concurrent
economic crisis, which has impacted Tweed's busi-
S'nesses. Apparently, other players too are making bids
for the two enterprises to relocate in their communi-
"We're not the only community trying to lure his
business," Conley said. "I have been working very
hard to make sure that we are competitive and that he
understands the advantages of locating in our little
.piece of paradise.. .We all want these deals to happen
quickly, but they don't. I'm working as fast as I can,
and being as accommodating as I can, because, for
every company that's looking to relocate or expand
into an area, there are dozens of other communities
trying to recruit them."
Conley recited a host of opportunities that the
project represents for the community, including in-
Please See Companies Page 4A

Monticello News
'Senior Staff Writer
Ground and surface waters conditions generally
improved across the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District (SRWMD) in September, despite the ex-
tremely low rainfall during the month. The improved
conditions appear to be the lasting effect of tropical
storm Fay in August.
The SRWMD's hydrologic conditions report for
September indicates that the district's average rain-
fall for the month was 1.75 inches, the third,lowest
September average since 1932. Yet, although surface-
water stages and flows fell steadily throughout the
month, most rivers remained within the normal
range, and groundwater levels "increased by an aver-
age of 2.9 feet over pre-tropical storm Fay levels".
The historical September average for the district
is 5.63 inches. The district recorded an actual surplus
of 1.1.1 inches of rainfall for the last 12 months. Even
so, the district's 24-month deficit increased from the
13.4 inches in August to 14.6 inches in September.
Prior to tropical storm Fay, the district's 24-month
deficit was 22.2 inches in July
The county specific statistics show that Jefferson
received 1.37 inches of rain in September, compared
with 4.64 inches in September 2007 and the September
average of 4.70 inches. Jefferson County has received
Please See Rainfall Page 4A

2 Sections, 26 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A Farm
Classifieds 17A Red Rib
Football Contest 14A Sports
Legals 18A Spiritual
Military Spotlight 10A Viewpoi


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2A Monticello News

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Letters to the Editor are typed word for word

Chair Reports A

Dear Editor:
The county has recently consolidated its
SHIP, and CDBG Citizen Advisory Boards
into one county Housing Assistance Plan
(HAP) Citizens Advisory Board. As
Chairperson of the two previous boards, I
am making this final report of their past two
years accomplishments. In a stressed econ-
omy and depressed real estate market, the
results are quite astounding.
Through down payment and closing cost
assistance grants, the SHIP program has
helped three families build new homes
worth $374,000, and has assisted 5 families in
purchasing existing homes worth $608,000,
.which is only $18,000 short of one million
dollars in house sales.
Through grants for home improve-
ments, the 'SHIP program renovated the
homes of 12 families at a cost of $390,000,
bringing the total of re-hab and home sales
to $1,372,000. Mind you, these are not tax
dollars but money gained through documen-
tary stamps. The county has participated in
the SHIP program since its inception in
1992, and has put hundreds of families in
new or re-habed homes and millions of dol-
lars on the ad valorem tax roles.
The SHIP program is still active and
county residents may contact the coordina-
tor, Lola Hightower at 342-0175 to see if they
might qualify for appropriate grants.
Through the recent Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) and
Home Again programs, 12 families living in


, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.


DBG Boards
sub-standard homes had their houses
demolished and replaced with site-built
homes at a cost of $1,038,000. Six families
had their homes renovated and brought up
to code at a cost of $185,000 for a total outlay
of $1,223,000.
These grants are now completed, but the
county is applying for another $700,000
grant in the new CDBG cycle. If, and when,
one is obtained (they are highly competi-
tive) there will be public notification of
application procedure.
As the reader can determine, the total
money expended in the county on just these
recent housing assistance program is
$2,595,000, which has helped a lot of families,
achieve the American Dream of owning and
living in their own, fine home.
I would also mention, in view of the
present economic crisis, that we have not
given grants or participated in any sub-
prime mortgages.
In closing, I thank all those who have
served the county so well over the years on
the SHIP and CDBG Boards, and as
Chairman of the new HAP Citizens
Advisory Board, I welcome the following
members: Larry Freeman, Bill Gunnells,
Thomas Scott, Katrina Walton, Bud
Wheeler, and Jim Yeager.



Happy Birthday


Dick Bailar

"Me and my Daddy" with-my two daughters, Cheltsie (left) and Brooke (right)

$tep 3aes frnme

October 28, 1998
Responding to a request from the
awDivision of Forestry (DOF), the logging
Operation at the head of Aucilla River
agreed late last week to cease activities a
the site until measures can be imple-
mented to further protect water quality
of Sneads Smokehouse Lake.
County officials continue to consider
a plan that would greatly enhance the
parking lot across the street from the
The Jefferson County Legislative del-
egation, haired by State Representative
Janegale Boyd, will hold its annual pub-
lic hearing 4-6 p.m. Nov. 9. The hearing
will be held in the public library, 260 N.
October 26, 1988
County Commissioner Gene Cooksey
and the man who wants his seat, realtor
I Tim Peary, squared off at the Brahman
over lunch last Thursday. But the con-
frontation was not an impromptu meet-
ing of the County Commission candi-
i was a Chamber of Commerce
staged question and answer session with
surprise questions, and in at least one
Case, some surprise responses.
A small scale reenactment of the War
,Between the States was staged at the
county's Recreation Park Thursday as
members of the county's Kiwanis and
Rotary Clubs met on a softball field to
settle an old score. When the dust (and
flak) settled, the' score was 27-9,'
'Kiwanians the victors.
County Commissioners voted unani-

mously last week to order and put up two
fire station \\atnng 'oad signs near all
county volunteer fire departments.,
October 26, 1978
Howard Middle School is in complete
compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act, according to a recent letter to
Superintendent Desmond Bishop from
the Department of Health, Education and
Gary Wright, president of he
Farmers and Merchants Bank, was elect-
ed to succeed Sam Scott as President of
the Chamber of Commerce at the annual
banquet held Thursday night at the
Jefferson. Country Club.
Bill Bassett assumed the office of
president of the Monticello Kiwanis Club
on October 1, succeeding past president,
Dr. Mike Carney.
A resolution, honoring the late
Genevieve Sauls, was unanimously
adopted by the County Commission at
last Wednesday's meeting.
October 26, 1968
The second annual Harvest Moon
Ball at, the Jefferson Country Club will
be this Saturday, October 26, at the club
The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met last
week at the home of Mrs. Emily Walker.
October 26 1958
William T. Anderson has been named
president of the County Farm Bureau.
Charles C. Anderson was admitted to
the Florida Bar. The swearing-in ceremo-
ny will be held November 611.

Yesterday, October 28th
marked my Dad, T6mmy
Greene, 70t birthday. So, on
this special occasion I just
wanted to take the time to say
"Happy Birthday, Daddy."
My Dad has always been
an inspiration in my life.
From him I learned how to
work, how to be honest, and
how to save a penny.
We were awakened with
the rising sun to go work on
the farm, and we worked
hard. If we weren't on the
farm we were at the newspa-
per, and we worked hard. We
were taught that "It doesn't
rain on Harvey Greene Hill"
and we worked rain or shine.
If we had friends over for the
day, then they worked too.
My best friend from high
school, Susan Morgan, and I
still laugh at the fact that we
were the only two friends
that didn't mind spending
the- night at each other's
houses over the weekend. No
matter which house we were
at we got up and worked the
next day. My Dad .would put
her to work, and her Mom
would put me to work.
Above our basketball
goal was a sign that said,
"Quitters Never Win and
Winners Never Quit." That
same sign now hangs above
the doorway of my Madison
newspaper office.

We were taught to never
say the word "can't." If we
said "can't" then we had to do
it (whatever it was) until we
accomplished the task. Then
he would say, "See, you CAN
do it if you put your mind to
Daddy always taught us
that there is nothing worse
than a thief or a liar. We got
in trouble when we did things
wrong but oh how much
worse the end result was if we
lied about it.
One time my parents had
taken several of the grand-
children to Disney World for
vacation. Upon returning to
the motel room that evening
it was discovered that one of
my (very young at the time)
nephews (I won't call names)
had stolen a ring from the
Pirates of the Caribbean gift
store. After several spank-
ings (I'm sure) Daddy loaded
him back up in the car, drove
clear back across Orlando,
walked back up to the front
gate of Disney World, made
(my nephew) explain what he
had done to the security
guards/entrance keepers and
apologize to them, they then
walked clear back over to the
Pirates of the Caribbean ride
so that (my nephew) could
explain what had done,
apologize, and return the

.We were always taught
"A man is only as good as his
word." Honesty and integrity
were instilled at a very young
From him I grew my
.-backbone, inherited his busi-
ness mind and his life's ambi-
tion to always strive for bet-
ter. The ability to save a
penny was taught early in
life. However, I must admit
that my mother taught me the
most important lesson if
Daddy said no (to that beauti-
ful doll I wanted so badly) all I
had to do was go hug his neck,
kiss him and tell him how
much I loved him - and I got
the doll!!!)
So on this important day
- I just want to say, "Happy
Birthday, Daddy! I Love
You!" .
I'm not able to end this
column without also adding,
the fact the October 281' also
marked the 46t1 wedding
anniversary of my parents. 46
years and counting. Their
love for each other has shown
through the years and their
love for us, their children, is
still continuing to shower
down upon us even into our
"Happy Anniversary and
I love both of you very
Until then....see you
around the town.


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SHeidi Copeland

Family and Consumer
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Guest Columnist
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Parents can help pre-
vent children from getting
injured at Halloween by
following these safety tips
from the American
Academy of Pediatrics, the
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention,
and the National Safety
Children should:
*Go only to well-lit
houses and remain outside
the door, rather than enter-
ing houses.
*Travel in small groups
and be accompanied by an
*Know their phone
number and carry coins for
emergency telephone calls.
*Have their names and
addresses attached to their
*Bring treats home
before eating them so par-
ents can inspect them.
*Use costume knives
and swords that are flexi-
ble, not rigid or sharp.
When walking in neigh-
borhoods, they should:
*Use flashlights, stay
on sidewalks, and avoid
crossing yards.
*Cross streets at the
corner, use crosswalks
(where they exist), and do
not cross between parked
*Stop at all corners and
stay together in a group
before crossing.
*Wear clothing that is
bright, reflective, and flame
*-. Consider using face
paint instead of masks.
(Masks can obstruct a
child's vision.)
*Avoid wearing hats
that will slide over their
*Avoid wearing long,
baggy, or loose costumes or
oversized shoes (to prevent
*Be reminded to look
left, right, and left again
before crossing the street.
Parents and adults
*Supervise the outing
for children under age 12.
*Establish a curfew (a
return time) for older chil-
*Prepare homes for
trick-or-treaters by clear-
ing porches, lawns, and
sidewalks and by placing
jack-o-lanterns away from
doorways and landings.
*Avoid giving choking
hazards such as gum,
peanuts, hard candies, or
small toys as treats for
young children.
*Inspect all candy for
safety before children eat
*Parents and adults
should ensure the safety of
pedestrian trick-or-treaters
*Make sure children
under age 10 are supervised

Charles Darwin pub-
lished his Origin of the
Species on November 14,
1859, pushing the theory
that humans evolved from
monkeys. Personally, I
can't believe that humans
came from monkeys.
Politicians maybe, but not

,.I] I S

as they cross the street.
*Drive slowly.
*Watch for children in
the street and on medians.
*Exit driveways and
alleyways carefully.
*Have children get out
of cars on the curb side, not
on the traffic side.
A few'tips about pump-
*Carve pumpkins on
stable, flat surfaces with
good lighting.
*Have children draw a
face on the outside of the
pumpkin, then parents
should do the cutting.
*Place lighted pump-
kins away from curtains
and other flammable
objects, and do not leave
lighted pumpkins unattend-
Safety tips from the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety
*Treats: Warn children
not to eat any treats before
an adult has carefully
examined them for evi-
dence of tampering.
*Flame Resistant
Costumes: When purchas-.
ing a costume, masks.'
beards, and wigs, look for
the label Flame Resistant.
Although this label does not
mean these items won't
catch fire, it does indicate
the items will resist burn-
ing and should extinguish
quickly once removed from
the ignition source. To min-
imize the risk of contact
with candles or other
sources of ignition, avoid,
costumes made with flimsy,
materials and outfits with
big, baggy sleeves or billow-
ing' skirts.
*Costume Designs:
Purchase or make costumes
that are light and bright
enough to be clearly visible

1. *It was trendy to
post this in the early
5. "To and
8. *Inanimate pet
12. Axillary
13. 3-point shot
14. Short for raccoons
15. A.K.A. "The
Biggest Little City In
The World"
16. Alleviate
17. Flooded
18. *Aerobic fad
20. Coarse diamonds
21. Between rain and
22. Short for horizon-
23. Craves in Ten
26. *Not your father's
stuffed toy, released in

to motorists.
*For greater visibility
during dusk and darkness,
decorate or trim costumes
with reflective tape that
will glow in the beam of a
car's headlights. Bags or
sacks should also be light
colored or decorated with
reflective tape. Reflective
tape is usually available in
hardware, bicycle, and
sporting goods stores.
*To easily see and be
seen, children should also'
carry flashlights.
*Costumes should be
short enough to prevent
children from tripping and
*Children should wear
well-fitting, sturdy shoes .
Mother' s high heels are not
a good idea for safe walking
*Swords, knives, and
similar costume acces-
sories should be of soft and
flexible material.
Pedestrian Safety:
Young children should
always .be accompanied by
an adult or an older, respon-
sible child. All children
should WALK, not run from
house to house and use the
sidewalk if available,
rather than walk in the
street. Children should be
cautioned against running
out from between parked
cars, or across lawns and
yards where ornaments,
.furniture, or clotheslines
'present dangers.
Choosing Safe Houses:
Children should go only to
.-homes where the residents
'are known and have out-
side lights on as a sign of
*Children should not
enter homes or apartments
unless they are accompa-
nied by an adult.
*People expecting trick-

30. Exclamation of sur-
31. Writ of cor-
34. Fourth largest
Great Lake
35. *Disco's "Village
People" lauded this
37. Singer Winehouse
38. Before taxes
39. German Mrs.
40. Maltreater
42. After taxes
43. Of yellow hue
45. Informal address to
someone's wife
47. Said twice to the
48. Porch
50. It's typically dull
and uncomfortable
52. *'70s shoe fad
56. Animal trail
57. Top notch
58. To irritate
59. Legendary cowboy

or-treaters should remove
anything that could be an
obstacle from lawns, steps
and porches. Candlelit jack-
o'-lanterns should be kept
away from landings and
doorsteps where costumes
could brush against the
flame. Indoor jack-o'-
lanterns should be kept
away from curtains, deco-
rations, and other furnish-
ings that could be ignited.
Red Cross Halloween
Safety Tips for Kids and
Adults With witches, gob-
lins, and super-heroes
descending on neighbor-
hoods across America, the
American Red Cross offers
parents some safety tips to
help prepare their children
for a safe and enjoyable
trick-or-treat holiday.
Halloween should be

60. Labs and setters,
61. Beige
62. Hurry
63. "I ___" game
64. Type of terrier
1. Psychologist Jung
2. Toward the lee
3. Phoned
4. Snooze
5. Around. a picture
6. Set to zero .
7. ____and terminer
8. Colleague
9. Gray-haired
10. Of the present
11. Religious
13. Know for her work
in Calcutta
14. Skewered meat
19. Poetic although
22. He is
23. Comfortable
24. Chicago's ORD
25. Singing part
26. Means
27. Actor Jeremy
28. One born to
Japanese immigrants
29. Outermost part of
citrus fruit rind, pl.
32. *Beanie what?
33. Ostrich-like bird
36. *Going around
since about the '50s
38. Widower's feelings
40. "Shock and _"
41. Expresses emotion
44. Plural of #7 Down
46. Plant reproductive
48. Single-mast vessel
49. Sour-tasting
50. Gorillas and orang-
51. Andean people's
52. *Shoulder helpers
53. *Kept as a pet in
the 1970s
54. Mucky or muddy
55. Turn sharply
56. Romantic destina-

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enjoyment, and following
some common sense prac-
tices can keep events safer
and more fun.
Walk, slither, and
sneak on sidewalks, not in
the street.
Look both ways before
crossing the street to check
for cars, trucks, and low-
flying brooms.
Cross the street only at
Don't hide or cross the
street between parked
Wear light-colored or
reflective-type clothing so
you are more visible. (And
remember to put reflective
tape on bikes, skateboards,
and brooms, too!)
Plan your route and
share it with your family.

If possible, have an adult
go with you.
Carry a flashlight to
light your way.
Keep away from open
fires and candles.
(Costumes can be extreme-
ly flamable.)
Visit homes that have
the porch light on.
Accept your treats at
the door and never go into
a stranger's house.
Use face paint rather
than masks or things that
will cover your eyes.
Be cautious of animals
and strangers. -
Have a .grownmup
'iispect your treats before
eating. And. don't eat candy
if the package is already
opened, Small, hard pieces
of candy are a choking haz-
ard for young children.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Treatment Plan

Cont. From Page 1

Road Dept.

Cont. From Page 1

the repair also, and a
possibility exists that
the Florida Rural Water
Association will .help
with some of the financ-
ing for the new facility,
she said.
Time also is a criti-
cal element in the equa-
tion. Given the
emergency nature of the
situation (it is not
known how long the
cracked and bowing
walls will stand, absent
the needed repair), city
officials have deter-
mined that whatever the


creased property taxes, a
more viable industrial
park, creation of jobs,
and expansion of the
city's sewer and water
"I'm excited about
this project and looking
forward to bringing a
proposal to you next
month," she said.
On a related subject,
Conley reported comple-
tion of the engineering
plans for the extension
of the sewer-and-water
lines and the roadway at
the industrial park. For
the time being, however,
she said the decision was

solution, it must be done
as soon as possible.
In the event that the
decision is to construct
a new plant, "we want to
move fast to get all the
permitting," Anderson
"We want to fast
track the application,"
she said.
The sewer and water
committee is scheduled
to meet 6 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 80, in City Hall to
discuss the issue fur-
I City officials first

to hold off on proceeding
with any construction,
in the hope that the
county will receive a
Community Develop-
ment Block Grant
(CDBG) for economic de,-
velopment to offset the
"Any money that the
county might spend now
would not be reim-
bursable under the terms
of the grant," Conley ex-
The upgrade of the
infrastructure at the in-
dustrial park is a neces-
sary step to
accommodate Tweed's

This is what it
feels like to
have asthma.
Try breathing through a
thin straw. With an asthma
attack it's a fight for every
breath you draw.
Asthma is a serious lung disease that can affect children
and adults at any time. An attack can be triggered by
such diverse causes as cold air, pets, tobacco smoke,
dust, and stress. The American Lung Association is
helping people control asthma so they can lead happy,
normal, active lives.
When You Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters.




learned about the
cracked and bowing
walls at the sewer treat-
ment plant in August
2007. They have since
been trying to find a so-
lution to the problem.
Initially, the cost of
the repair was estimated
to be in the range of
$30,000 to $50,000. That
cost jumped to $165,804
when the actual bids
came in, however. And
the $165,804 does not in-
clude other repairs that
must be done to the

Cont. From Page 1

two companies. At the
same time, the county's
ability to acquire the
grant funding is depend-
ent on the relocation of
Tweed's two operations
here and the creation of
a certain number of new
The British Tea Com-
pany holds the exclusive
rights to the sale and dis-
tribution of selected tea
products throughout the
world. The Active Pet
Feeds Company, mean-
while, distributes high-
end pet treats that are
reportedly made of 100-
percent salmon.



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One of the greatest
deterrents to drug
use is simply talking
with your kids. But
don't preach or
you'll lose them. If a
conversation lasts
more than five min-
utes, you're preach-
ing. Better to have
lots of five- minute
conversations. Kids
have short attention
spans and shorter
memories. To learn
more.about how to
talk with your kids
about drugs, call for
a free parent's hand-


responsible for overseeing
the various road repairs
and ensuring that the
work is done correctly.
Harvey additionally
has been assigned the re-
sponsibility for ensuring
that the work on the live-
stock and horse arena is
completed by April 2009,
the deadline stipulated by
the $200,000 state grant
that the county received
in 2006.
It may be argued that
Harvey has reaped unin-
tended benefits from the
storm. Part of that benefit
is county officials' ac-
knowledgement that he is
more than capable of han-
dling the storm-related re-
pairs, in lieu of hiring
outside contractors and
the expensive services of
an engineer.'
Another is the com-
mission's decision at
Schleicher's urging to
allow Harvey to hire more
employees. Harvey has
been arguing for several
years now that he needs
additional employees, es-
pecially as budget cut-
backs' have gutted his
operation of manpower, at
the same time that the de-
partment's responsibili-
ties have remained the
same, if not increased.
The message apparently
finally got through to the
powers that be.
Schleicher conceded
as much on Oct. !6.
"I've kept David from
hiring people the last cou-
ple of years," Schleicher
said, citing budgetary
constraints as the reason
for his decision.
"But at this point, it's
time to let him go if we
want him to do these proj-
ects," Schleicher contin-*
ued. "I'm ready to tell


54.94 inches during the
last 12 months.
Neighboring Madi-
son County, meanwhile,
received 1.57 inches in
September, compared
3.57 inches in Septem-
ber 2007 and its Septem-
ber average of 3.94
inches. Madison County
has received 58.84
inches during the last 12
The district contin-
ues to advise residents
to voluntarily reduce

David to hire three or four
Schleicher added that
it might be necessary to
let the newly hired em-
ployees go during the 12-
month probationary
period, especially if the
economy continued to
tank and gasoline tax rev-
enues which largely
fund the department -
continued to drop. But he
was willing to take the
Commissioner J. N,
"Junior" Tuten ap-
plauded the move.
"I feel that David
needs to be hiring good
people, yet we restrict him
from doing that," Tuten
said. "We need to turn
him loose, and if it does-
n't work, we do something
else. We in the agricul-
tural business live on
hope and we apply our-
,selves to the best of our
ability. I like to see you cut
him loose. We're not doing
our job now because we're
stretched so thinly."
Schleicher conceded
another', related point.
That was that he had
maybe been misapplying
his powers micromanag-
ing the various county de-
partments, when he
would do better to apply
his abilities to the pursuit
of greater issues, for
which the commission
had hired him. Thus, he
would be working hence-
forth with the Jefferson
Legislative Committee
and on theformulation of
personnel and purchasing
policies, among other
things, he said.
"I'm backing off the
departments," Schleicher
said. "I have faith in our
people. They don't need
me hanging over their

water use.
States the report:
"The district urges all
water users to eliminate
wasteful and inefficient
water use. Water is con-
served by using the min-
imum amount needed
and by irrigating only
when necessary and in
the morning before .10
a.m. and in the evening
hours after 4 pm., when
lower temperature and
wind velocity reduce the
amount of water loss to


promotion of his project,
the codification of the
county's various ordi-
nances, codes and land-
use planning and zoning
regulations. During his
four years on the commis-
sion, Sutphin has pushed
on and off for completion
of the project. It's not
clear exactly where the
blame lies for the long
delay, however, as officials
rarely discuss the issue
except when Sutphin
brings it up, and then they
discuss it only minimally.
Codification entails
updating the county's or-
dinances, codes, land-use
regulations, etc., and put-
ting them in book form so
that they are readily and
easily available to offi-

cials and the public, as
well as making the docu-
ments available online.
Several months back,
the company that is doing
the codification work re-
ported that a draft of the
document' was ready for
review. But nothing more
has been said about the
project since.
When Sutphin com-
mented at the Oct. 2 meet-
ing that he was glad to see
that the board had taken
action on Tuten's pet proj-
ect but was disappointed
that something wouldn't
happen on his project "be-
fore he became history",
County Attorney Buck
Bird's response was that
"We will have it done
when you return in two

shoulders. I'm going to
back off some and con-
centrate on some of the
bigger issues. I've been
too busy doing the little
things. I wanted to be up-
front with you about
Harvey, meanwhile,
reported on Thursday,
Oct. 23, that the Road De-
partment had managed to
repair the sinkhole on the
Lake Road without need
of the $18,000 that the
commission authorized
him to spend for,a geolog-
ical study
"FEMA will not pay
for engineering or geot-
echnical studies," Harvey
said. "The agency will
only pay to fill the sink-
hole back to the pre-storm
grade. So I decided on my
own to over-excavate 12
feet, re-compacting and
adding soil as necessary
to get it back to pre-storm
As for the roadway it-
self, the department over-
excavated four feet and
removed the soil and re-
placed the roadbed with
crushed limestone.
"We only did the one
lane, leaving two cracks
to use as a monitoring
control to see if the sink-
hole starts feeding
again," Harvey said,
adding that so far, the
monitoring indicates that
the sinkhole has stopped
growing. The
sinkhole, which devel-
oped alongside Lake Road
in the aftermath of tropi-
cal storm Fay, forced the
closing of one lane of the
road for a while.
As of last Thursday,
FEMA reportedly had
evaluated 79 of the
county's 82 damaged

Cont. From Page 1

evaporation. The dis-
trict offers a variety of
free water conservation
information to the pub-
lic via its website and by
The district com-
piles the hydrologic con-
ditions report monthly
using water resource
data collected from
radar-derived rainfall
estimates, groundwater
and surfacewater levels,
and river flows, among
other variables.

Cont. From Page 1

Bird, who has been
shepherding the codifica-
tion project in part, was
alluding to Sutphin's ear-
lier remark that he in-
tended to be back on the
commission in another
two years.
Tuten then made the
observation that his proj-
ect was intended to bene-
fit all the residents of the
county and especially the
To which Sutphin's re-
sponse was that those,
same children would be
sitting in the commission
chambers as adults before
the compilation of the or-
dinances was completed,
as long as the project was
taking to complete.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monticello News 5A





LaVada Gail Putnam,
age 62, passed away Friday,
October 24, 2008 in Monti-
A graveside service was
held, Sunday, October 26,
2008 at Ebenezer Cemetery
in Monticello.
Mrs. Putnam was a na-
tive of Baltimore, Maryland
and had lived in Clearwater,
Florida and Ashville, N.C.
before moving to Monti-
cello. Gail was a beautician
at Monticello Hairlines, a
member of the Eastern Star

Pearl Shiver
Pearl Shiver Strickland,
age 94, passed away in Tal-
lahassee,. at Westminster
Oaks October 23, 2008.
Funeral service was
held at 10:00 am Monday Oc-
tober 27, 2008, at Beggs Fu-
neral Home Monticello
Chapel, 485, E. Dogwood
Street, Monticello, Florida.
Interment followed at Rose-
land Cemetery in Monti-
cello. The family received
friends at Beggs Funeral
Home Monticello Chapel
from 3:00 5:00 pm Sunday,
October 26, 2008. In lieu of
flowers memorial contribu-
tions can, be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center, Tallahassee, Florida
32308-5428 or your favorite
Mrs. Strickland was
born Jan. 29, 1914, in
Lafayette County. She
moved to Jefferson CObunty
in l'937Where he resided s"-
a homemaker. She was a

in Monticello, and atte
Ebenezer Baptist Chur
She is survived by
daughter; Sharon Find
Thomasville, Ga; two g
children Jessie Finde]
Kelly Finder

y one
der of
r and

Geoffrey Bea
Geoffrey Beaufort
Lynch, 88, passed away on
Thursday, October 23, 2008,
after an extended illness. A
memorial service in Monti-
cello, will be held at a later

'rThomasvmlle; three brothers; Geoffrey was born on
Eddie Dockery, Glenn Dock- June 24, 1920, in Sydney,
ery, Sammie Dockery all of Australia, to Robert Beau-
Clearwater, Florida; and one fort Lynch and Orealla Ann
sister Darlene Hammond of Cook. He spent his first 18
Clearwater, Florida. years in Australia before
She was, preceded in joining the Royal. Aus-
death by her husband tralian Air Force during
Michael Putnam. WWII. He served as a pilot
for the Coastal Command
Strickland Station in England. At the
member of the Home end of the war in Europe,
Demonstration Club, and he was transferred to Nas-
Triple L Club of Monticello. sau as a flight instructor.
Her hobbies were paint- While on a leave to Miami
ing, arts and crafts, and cro- Beach, he met a beautiful
cheting.She was an active Florida State College for
member of the Lloyd omen co-ed named Sibyl
United Methodist Church Averett Wool. They later
United Methodist Church married on May 28, 1945,
where she taught Sunday marred on after moved toy 28 19
Schl and soon after moved to
School. Australia.
Mrs. Strickland is sur- Upo their return to
vived by one son: Marvin Upon their return to
Strickland (Louise) of Tal- the United States, the cou-
lahassee, one daughter Car- ple settled in Miami where
olyn Bentley Cheshire Gepffrey began his career
(Ellis) of Monticello, six in' architecture. He was a
grandchildren Laurye founding partner in his
Messer (Jim), Mark Strick: own firm and later was an
Messier (Jim), Mark Strick instructor at Miami Dade
land (Kelley), Kathy Kirk- instructor at Miami Dade
Junior College. He was a
patrick (Tom), Kevin,
Strickland (Stephanie),/ tog-standing member of
Brenda Brown and Michael th6tAmericanfInstitute of
Bentley and 14 great grand- oAchitects. After raising
children and one sister -in-' fi1 children, the couple
law Clara Strickland moved to Monticello,
Marsh. Florida, where he was em-
SShd is 1ri eed iff dedth played as an architect with
byhe hisbbndAu-tihnStritk- thef-Office,. of' Facilities,
land, anhdnine brothers. Florida Department of Edc

LaVada Gail Putnam

fort Lynch
ucation. In 1987 Geoffrey re-
tired and he and Sibyl spent
their'time visiting family
and friends in Australia.
He never met a stranger as
he was famous for his
great sense of humor and
ability to tell a great story.
Accompanying many tales
would be a joyful song, his
favorite being "Waltzing
Matilda." They lived the
peaceful life on their farm
where he enjoyed stamp
collecting, painting, and
watching the wildlife.
He is survived by his
wife of 63 years; his son,
Geoffrey B. Lynch, Jr. and.
daughter-in-law, Rafalar of
Maitland; his daughter,
Shannon Lynch of Talla-
hassee; his daughter, Sibyl
Lynch of Monticello; his
daughter, Ailsa Lynch of
Monticello; and his son,
Gregory B. Lynch and
daughter-in-law, Elizabeth
of Sugar Loaf Shores. He
was blessed with five
grandchildren and one
great grandchild. He is
also survived by his loving
extended family in Aus-
tralia including his
younger brother Noel Beau-
fort Lynch and many nieces
and nephews.
Geoffrey is predeceased
by his father and mother;
brother, Alan Beaufort
Lynch; and sisters, Ailsa
Schuberg and Joyce
Coverdale. In lieu of flow-
ers, contributions can be
made in Geoffrey's name to
Big Bend&Hospice. "

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October 28
Triple L Club meets at
10:30 a.m. on the fourth Tues-
day of each month in the fel-
lowship hall of the First
Baptist Church Monticello
for a meeting with a pro-
gram, speaker and potluck
lunch. Contact the church at
997-2349 for more informa-
October 28
AA classes are held
every Tuesday evening 8 p.m.
for those seeking help. Lo-
cated at 1599 Springhollow
Road in the Harvest Center.
Contact Marvin Graham at
212-7669 for more informa-
October 29
Monticello Kiwanis Club
meets every Wednesday at
noon at the Jefferson Coun-
try Club on Boston Highway
for lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact President Rob Mazur at
907-5138 for club information.
October 31
Downtown Trick-or-
Treat will be held 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday sponsored by Monti-
cello Main Street. For more
information contact the
Chamber -at 997-5552. The
goal is to bring kids down-
town for an evening of candy
and fun. Businesses, church
groups, and anyone wanting
to participate in the event
are welcomed to come, bring
a chair, and candy, and help
to make this evening event a
success for the kids. Be cre-
ative, get dressed up and
make some fun for the chil-
dren. For more information
contact Pam Kelly at 510-



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October 31
Family Skate Night is
held 7 p.m. on the last Friday
of each month at the Church
of the Nazarene on 1590
North Jefferson Street. This
event is free, as are the
skates if needed. There is a
small charge for snacks.
October 31
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
November 1
SHARE registration 10'
a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at
Central Baptist Church in"
Aucilla, on Tindell Road, and:
at the Jefferson County Pub-
lic Library on South Water
Street. The cost of the basic"
food package is $18. Contact,
Martha Creel at 445-9061 or
Leslie Blank at 556-5412 for
more information.
November 1
The Annual Turkey,
Shoot sponsored by Boy
Scout Troop 803 is scheduled
to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday
rain or shine. Participants
are asked to bring their own
gun shells will be furnished.
The event will be held in an
open field on US 90 east of
downtown Monticello, just
follow the signs.
Come out and try your ^
hand. You willbe shooting at:
a target, not a live bird. Con-:
tact Troop Leader Paul Wit-
tig at 997-1727 for more

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6A Monticello News

Wednesday, October 29, 2008




Origins O Famous

Superstitions, Part Two

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Continuing the origin
of superstitions not yet
mentioned, are:
LADDER- If you walk
under a ladder, you will
have bad luck. Excluding
the obvious fact, something
may fall on you from above.
the ladder, the belief that
walking under a ladder will
bring bad luck seems to
have come from the fact
that the ladder forms a tri-
angle. The triangle is be-
lieved to represent the
"Holy Trinity," and if you
violate this by entering the
space, it puts you in league
with the devil, and you're
likely to incur God's wrath.
According to Tia Dawson
of Yorkshire, England,
"The .reason 'it's bad luck
to talk under a ladder' is
that hangmen would use a
ladder to hang someone
from the gallows, and it
was believed that if you
walked under a ladder, the
hangman would turn his
gaze your way, or 'Death
would notice you.' I was
told this by a museum his-
WOOD- You have to knock
on wood three times after
mentioning good fortune or
the evil spirits will ruinl
things for you.
The American version
is "Knock on wood" while
the British use the phrase
"touch wood." The tradi-
tion can be traced back to
an ancient pagan, belief
that the spirits resided in
trees, particularly Oaks.
They believed that if you
knock on or touch the
wood, you are paying a
small tribute to the spirits
by remembering or ac-

knowledging them, and you
were calling on them for
protection against ill for-
tune. In addition, you were
thanking them for their
continued blessing and
, good luck.
you spill some salt, you
must take a pinch of the
spilled salt and throw it
over your left shoulder. His-
torically, salt has always
been highly valued and
considered a purifying sub-
stance, which is capable of
driving away evil. The Ro-
mans paid their soldiers in
salt-hence the word
"salary" It has long been
useful as a preservative in
medicine. It is used in
magic, rituals, and super-
stitions to purify, bless, and
drive away evil. Taking a
pinch of salt and throwing
it over your left shoulder
was thought to drive away
evil spirits who' lurked
there, waiting to cause
harm and misfortune.
FOOT- It's not uncommon
to see someone carrying a
rabbit's foot even today.
Rabbit's feet .can be found
inside huge bins inside of
any shopping mall and
some are even being dis-
pensed inside gumball ma-
chines. -They are often
found dyed bright colors
and come on a keychain.
The proper foot. for luck
was originally the left hind
foot of the rabbit, although
some manufacturers use
any or all feet. Dying the
foot a bright color is a mod-
ern idea and holds no sig-
nificance. The act is just for
visual appeal.
Although the practice
is also prevalent in Eng-
land, it was originally con-
sidered a Southern US
tradition to carry a rabbit's

foot, especially among
African American slaves.
The tradition made its way
here by African slaves
when they came to the
states. This superstition is
thought to be one of the
oldest traditions in this
world, dating back from
around 600 BC.
Rabbits and hares have
long been considered sym-
bols of fertility and abun-
dance. To have rabbits
traipsing through your
yard was a sign that your
garden would be fertile.
That does sound a bit odd
since rabbits are usually
annoying animals that eat
everything you plant.
When a rabbit runs, its
stride is unusual because
the back feet hit the ground
before the front, and so the
back feet were considered
lucky Therefore, for some-
one to possess the rabbit's
hind foot would be: to ac-
quire good fortune.
Over 10 million feet are
bought every year by the
US to feed the demand.
Hard to believe, isn't it? An-
imal lovers and animal
rights activists discourage
the practice due to the, cru-
elty and senseless deaths
involved in producing
these popular amulets.


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, Oct. 23, 2008.
Monticello Florist & Gifts, under the new ownership of Becky Ashburn, is named the
first place winner of the "Window Dressing" contest by Main Street of Monticello.

Monticello Florist & Gifts First Place Winners

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Main Street of Monti-
cello announces Monticello
Florist & Gifts, under the new
ownership of -Becky Ash-
burn, as the first place win-
ner of the "Window
Dressing" contest
Tied for second place
were Gelling's Flowers and
Gifts and Coldwell Banker
Kelly & Kelly Properties.
Local stores and business
owners were invited to get
into the fall and Halloweeri
spirit by decorating their
windows for this contest. '
The contest ended on.
Oct. 15 with judges circulat-
ing around town to judge all
The winners were an-

nounced on Friday evening,
Oct. 17 during the Southern
Music Rising's King Pos-
sum's Washington Street Rev-
elry and Zydeco Party.
Windows will stay deco-
rated during the downtown
Halloween events and will co-
incides -with the annual
Ghost Tours leaving from the
Chamber of Commerce and
guided by Big Bend Ghost
Tours will continue on
the Friday and Saturday
nights of 24 and 25, and on
Halloween night Friday, Oct.
Reservations are sug-
gested and can be made by
contacting the Chamber at
Halloween' ,will -see, a-
bustling downtown area

where storeowners and indi-
viduals both are invited to
participate in the Main
Street Downtown Trick-or -
The trick-or-treating will
begin at 5 p.m. and continue
to 8 p.m.
Residents both city and
county are- invited to dress
up and bring their candy
downtown to join in the fun.
Main Street of Monti-
cello is seeking new member-
ship under the leadership of
Tracey Jackson, president
the group.
The grpup is working
hard to bring renewal to the
downtown area. For more in-
formation contact Tracey-
Jackson at 997-3553, or the.
Chamber of Commerce .at

Kiwanis Club Installs

New Officers

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Monticello Kiwanis installed a new board of officers at the Oct. 15 meeting. From left to right are Franklin
Hightower (President-Elect), Bob Davison (Secretary), Brenda Sorensen (Treasurer), Steve Wingate (Vice-Presi-

dent), Katrina Walton (President), and performing the in-
stallation ceremony was Kiwanis Lt. Governor Keith

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The Monticello. Kiwa-
nis Club installed new
officers at the Wednes-
day, Oct. 15 meeting, with
the Installation Cere-
mony performed by Ki-
wanis Lt. Governor
Keith Roberts.
The traditional "pie-
in-the-face" act was not
held during this particu-

lar meeting, as the past
president was unable to
attend. Though the mem-
bership present suspect
he is trying to avoid the
Officers include Kat-
rina Walton, president,
Franklin Hightower,
president-elect, Bob
Davison, secretary,
Brenda Sorensen, treas-
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Area Educators Attend

NFCC English Summit

Nashville Performing

Songwriters At

Monticello Opera House

Photo Submitted
Teachers from Jefferson County, left to right, Debrosha Larkins, Brenda Kelly, Gloria Norton, Carla Wells,
Pearlean Garland and Marilyn Hasley attended North Florida Community College's English Summit Oct. 9.The sum-
mit, hosted by the NFCC English Department, allowed area K-12 instructors to network with NFCC instructors and
discuss important topics in education. In addition to participating in discussion sessions, the visiting instructors
toured NFCC's newly renovated College Preparatory Education Building, attended a Poetry Alive! performance held
in the NFCC Fine Arts Auditorium and enjoyed lunch in the NFCC Art Gallery. NFCC sponsors a variety of educa-
tional summits each year to help share ideas and foster communication between educators in NFCC's six-county
service area.

Advice For 4-Hers Preparing Fair Exhibits

Exhibits may be ac-
tual items, such as a pil-
low, garment, plant,
photo, and poster, or can
be a freestanding table-
top exhibit.
Actual items should
be clean and neat.
Clothes should be well
pressed and in good
shape. Clothes that have
been well worn are not a
good choice for display.
Food should be en-
tered on a disposable
container, with some
thought of how it will
appear to the public.
Aluminum foil, gift
wrap or a doily may add
to the attractiveness of
the display.
Food is to be covered
with plastic wrap and
the recipe attached to
the bottom of the con-
tainer before wrapping.
No names should appear
on the recipe. Foods are
"from -scratch" not a
box, and no items need-
ing refrigeration will be
Plants should be

well groomed for the
show. Plants are to be la-
-beled with the common
name. To get plants
ready for show, use
these tips:
*Wipe off all dirt
and mildew on outside
of pot.
*Remove dead or dis-
eased blooms, stems.
*Clean plant's
Photos must be
mounted on a mat, foam
core. construction paper
or poster board. No
other mounting mate-
rial (glass, wood. plas-
tic, or metal) will be
When judging pho-
tos, judges consider.
among other things: -
*Main subject well
positioned and sharply
*Creativity in select-
ing subject.
*Message conveyed.
*Overall photo well
When making

*Have a message.
*Have enough space.
*Consider Color.
*Use variety of tech-
niques (pictures, tex-
tures, and the like.)
*Consider lettering.
Freestanding table-
top. exhibits should
measure a minimum of
28" wide by 22" high,
and a maximum of 37"
wide by 36" high. The
posters should be sturdy
and withstand some of
the humidity.
Mat board is a good
choice as well as peg
board and heavy duty
cardboard (Perhaps
from an appliance box.)
A pleasing tabletop
exhibit could also in-
*clude items placed in
front of the posters) to
convey the message
more clearly.

4-1 County Council

Lists Officers, Goals

The 4-H County Council
recently elected new offi-
cers for the 2008-2009 year
On the new slate of of-
fices are: Janelle Bassa,
president; Lena Odom, vice-
president; Camaura Scott,
secretary; Ireshia Denson,
asst. secretary; Francista
Steen, treasurer; Chanta
Brooks, sgt. at arms; and
Lena Odom and leshia
Jones,' delegates.
County Council goals
for the years are: stay dedi-
cated; conduct seasonal
projects; conduct more
community services; pro-
vide preparatory work-
shops for.county events and
4-H congress; and follow
Parliamentary Procedure.
The first meet ing of the
new fiscal years was held
Monday, Oct. 6. at the Ex-
tension Office.




Tuesday, November 4, 2008
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

The Jefferson County Health Department
will administer flu shots at the old
Chevron CGa, Station on \\est \Washington
iStreet next door to the Opera Hous.e.
;20.0t01 for adults Payment clue at time
S of device. Cash or personal check
Swill be accepted

For m-ore information contact the
Jefferson County Health Department at
-! 850-342-0170

In a benefit for the
Monticello oOpera House
Foundation. BOK promo-
tions proudly presents two
of Nashville's top award
winning performing song-
writers, Chuck Cannon
and Larn White at the
opera House Friday, 7:15
p.m., Nov. 7.
Th is is a rare chance to
see the husband/wife duo
together in concert in the
up close and cozy confines
of this Historic 1890 venue.
A social Happy Hour starts
at 6:15, with music at 7:15
and a meet and greet after
the show with chuck and
Lari signing CDs.
Laii White was born
and raised in Dunedin, FL
and has been in Nashville
more than 20 years. As
winner of the TV show
You Can Be A Star in 1988,
Lari gained attention as a
singer, songwriter and ac-
tress, signing a contract
with RCA in the early 90's.
Her next four albums
yielded Top Ten hits "Now
I Know". "That's How You
Know" and "That's My
Baby". co-written with
Chuck Cannon. She was
the first artist signed to
Disney's Lyric Street im-
print, and her latest CDs
Green Eyed Soul and My
First Affair are on her own
Skinny White Girl label.
Lari appeared in the
Tom Hanks hit movie
"Cast Away" and last year
made her Broadway debut
in the Johnny Cash musi-
cal Ring of Fire. She has
perforrhed at Manhattan's
famed Rainbow Room, and
at Carnegie Hall. Lari re-
cently produced the hit
Toby Keith album, White
Trash With Money, which
has gone platinum.
Chuck Cannon .hails
from South Carolina's Low
Country, 'but has deep
North Florida roots with
family in Jefferson and
Wakulla counties. One of
his publishing companies
is Wacissa River Music. A

Nashvillean since 1984,>'
Chuck has recieved 16'
"Million-Air" awards for'
radio play of his extensive
and popular catalogue.
His first #1 song was
"I Love The way You Love,
Me"(John Michael Mont-'
gomery) and his music has'.
become a vital part of the,
Toby Keith phenomenon.
Chuck's # l's with the,
country powerhouse in-
clude "How Do You Like,
Me Now", "American Sol-'
dier", Dream Walking"'
and "We Were In Love".
His songs have been;
recorded by everybody
from Roy Rogers to Dolly.
Parton. In the 21st century
Chuck has focused on his-
recording and performing'.
career, touring extensively,'
and releasing three CDs:
Mailbox Money with his
versions of many of the,
hits, God Shaped Hole and'.
Love And Money, with,
deeply spiritual and evoca-.
tive songs establishing,
Chuck as a recording,
artist to be reckoned with.
His perspectives on
life, love and spirit are
unique and compelling.,
Normally Chuck and
Lari's careers take them
allover the country in dif-
ferent directions.
Nov. 7th will be a stellar
evening of unforgettable,
music together with fam-'
ily and friends in the beau-
tiful Monticello Opera.
House. Opening the show ,
and warming up the crowd.
will be MC Drew Reid.
Local artist Brett*
Kelly 'will follow and per-,,
form a set mixed with
some originals and some.,
classic acoustic songs.,
Tickets are $25 and avail-,
able at the door. Advance.
tickets can be bought at':
the Opera House, which ac-
cepts credit cards. The.:
phone number is 997-4242,:
or at Coldwell:
Banker/Kelly & Kellh,
prop. 215 N. Jefferson St.'
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Pausing from their task of working the serving line during the JCSO chicken din-
ner fundraiser for the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center, were JCSO staffers, left to right,
Erin Mays, Pepper Norrman, Dianne Clark, Dawn Stiff, and Cricket Edwards.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Sheriffs Office (JCSO)
annual fundraising chick-
en dinner sales which ben-
efits the Jefferson Senior
Center, Thursday, Oct. 16,
was a huge success with
$3,305 collected to date,
and money still coming in.
All together approximate-
ly 660 meals were sqld.
JCSO staff began early
Thursday morning, with
the grill fired up at 7 a.m.,
and shortly afterward,
tents were erected and the
tables and chairs were set
up for those choosing to
"dine in".
Throughout the morn-
ing hours until serving
time at 11 a.m., the tanta-
lizing aroma of barbecu-
ing chicken wafted

through the air.
Employees set up drink
coolers, icing down the
drinks, preparing those
county-famous secret
recipe baked beans, and
readying for the soon to
come patrons.

As serving began,
many chose to eat Under
the tent and visit with
JCSO staff and fellow
Jeffersonians, and many
more, taking advantage of
the first ever delivery
service, which proved to

be a huge success with
many taking advantage.
Sheriff David Hobbs
and his staff wish to thank
those in the community
who, supported the cause,
and special thanks go out
to Jerry Home and 'First
Baptist Church, Sam
Rutherford, "IV" Floyd
and the administration at
Jefferson Correctional
Institution,. and Edward
Strickland at Jefferson
Farmers Market for his
generous donation of the
cole-slaw. Hobbs also
extended kudos to his staff
for their hard work in
making the fundraiser the
success it has proven to be
over the past few years.
All proceeds will bene-
fit the Senior Center. "I
just hope we can help ease
some of the financial con-
straints the senior citizens
faces every day," said
Hobbs. I think this din-
ner is one way we can try
to help out and also
increase the community's
awareness, of the many
things that the Center does
for our elderly citizens,"
Hobbs concluded.

Many patrons opted to eat under the set up-tents and socialize with JCSO staff and
other county residents coming in to enjoy the meal and support its worthwhile cause.



Friday, Nov. 7. Direct
from Nashville Award
Chuck Cannon and Lari
White in Concert with,
Drew Reid and Brett
Kelly. Doors open at 6:15
p.m. for Happy Hour.
Concert begins at 7:15 PM.
$25 per person.
Friday and Saturday,
Nov. 14 and 15 -Happy,
Thanksgiving It's the
1940's! Live Radio,
Theater. Recall the
Golden Days of radio with
Fibber McGee and Molly,
Our Miss Brooks,
Suspense! and Straaange.
See live low tech 1940's
sound effects. Dinner is

available before the show
by reservation. Dinner
and show $30 per person.
Show-only tickets and
member discounts avail-
able. Doors open at 6:30,
dinner is at 7:00 and the
show is at 8:00.
Friday, Nov. 21, 8:00
PM. An Evening of
Gloria. Vivaldi and
Rutter performed by the
Baptist College of
Florida's college singers.
Enjoy some of the most
beautiful voices in Florida
for an early start to the
Christmas Season.
Donations will be accept-
.Call 997-4242 for more




November 4, 2008


For Jefferson County Commission District 3

"Your Best Interest

For Jefferson County


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"Your Best Interest For Jefferson County"

It gives me great pleasure to announce my
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sion, District 3, as a candidate for this impor-
tant seat.
I sense a great need of trust that is here for
this important position. I would like to let you
know a little about myself and my family. I am
married to Sean Simpson Gooch for 34 years.
Her ancestry goes back in Monticello to the
late 1800s; with her grandfather, Charlie Simp-
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Several other Simpson's well known here
include Richard & Dorothy Simpson of the
Palmer House, Stuart & Irene Simpson and her father, John Arthur Simpson, DDS.
With family like this, we want to give back as much as we can to a community like
Jefferson County.
I have two sons: Eric William Gooch is a professional engineer and builder; Marc
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I worked for a major food company as an account executive for 12 years before
opening up a building company for 24 years. I have built in Leon, Jefferson, Gadsden,
Wakulla and Franklin counties.yI am past president of the local builders association
(1996/1997) and past area vice president of Florida Homebuilder's Association. I
served on the governmental affairs before the Comprehensive Plan went into law
and made a positive point for land and property rights to be preserved for all land
I eram past Small Business of theYear by. the Republican Congressional Commit-
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and past Builder of the Year in 1992 from the Tallahassee Builders Association.
I believe that I have the experience in business and in general to be highly qual-
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are responsible budgets for our most important agencies: police, fire, and ambulance.
We need to have a solid working relationships with all other agencies. We need a
proactive approach to make the county more attractive to other families moving
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and enjoy a greater sense of prosperity and to increase the level of commitment and
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We need to have a proactive economic development, where we can bring jobs
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With the legislative changes and cuts that are being mandated on small fiscally
constrained counties as Jefferson County, we need to make sure we are not losing
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Jeremy Ussery (Jefferson County native) is pictured on the radio while rer ing .tr a large fire in
the main marketing his area of operations. The soldier carrying the radio is; afiacting radio tele-
phone operator, SPC Travis Grimes, 19, second youngest soldier in'the company.
11 I

Jeremy Ussery (left) with Martha Raddatz who interviewed him for a
news special she was doing about the progress the Iraqi Army has made
and what he had done in his area of operations called Al Shua'la.
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Ussery Serving Third

Tour In Iraq

M onticello N'ciU's
Managing Editor
,Jefferson County native, Jeremy
Ussery, is currently serving in a portion
of the city of Baghdad, called Al
Shua'la. where he is a Conunander of
the Bravo Company. consisting of some
140 personnel. This is his third tour of
duty in Iraq.
Ussery is the son of Debbie and Ron
Ussery, and a 1997 graduate of Jefferson
County High School, and a 2002 gradu-
ate of the military academy at West
While at West Point, his major was
in Geospatial Information Science, with
a. minor in Systems Engineering. He
also graduated from the Basic Airborne
course at Fort Benning. GA.
Among his accomplishments since
graduating from West Point, Ussery
completed the Infantry Officer basic
course, which prepares infantry lieu-
tenants to be a rifle platoon leader in an
infantry company
Following graduation from this
course, in Nov. 2002, he attended
RANGER School. which is the Army's
premier leadership course. Usser\ ex-
plained that the challenge of RANGER
school is to limit the amount of sleep
and food one gets, but increase the stress
level to come as close to combat is pos-
sible. without anyone getting hurt.
Ussery was selected as the officers'
honor graduate in his class and awarded
the Colonel Tex Turner Award, given to
the best informed officer to complete the
RANGER School.
Upon graduation from RANGER
school, he reported to his first duty sta-
tion at Fort Campbell, KY, home of the
101 Airborne Division. He became a
platoon leader in Bravo Company 1 '
Battalion of the 502'"' Infantry Regi-
ment. After some two weeks, lie de-
ployed with the unit and spent about 20(
days in Kuwait and flew into Iraq in sup-
port of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OlF')
in March, 200:3.
During the war phase of OIF. from
March to May. 200:3, he participated in
ground combat operations iti Al Najaf.
Karbala, Baghdad. and Mosul Iraq. In
Dec. 2001:3, Ussery was promoted to I LT
in M\osul, Iraq.
Returning t from Iraq. he became a
Company Executive Officer of Charlie
Cmipan\, I Battalion of the 50t)2'' In.
fantry Recyiment. (A Company ExecuI-
tive O[fict'r i, s.'conlld in comllmanl d of a

rifle company.)
He held this position for 14 months,
during which he attended the Airas-
sault course, designed to familiarize sol-
diers of an Air Assault Division with
helicopter assault operations. The
course takes 11 days and graduates re-
ceive the air assault badge.
Ussery .also graduated from
Pathfinder School, an advanced course
designed to certify graduates to certify
and control helicopter landing zones
and airborne insertions.
He was awarded the Pathfinder
Badge, which is a torch with a wing.
In Oct. 2004, Ussery married the for-
mer Nicole Anne Elwell. who served in
OIF at the same time he did. She was as-
signed as the Assistant Brigade Intelli-
gence Officer for the 502d Infantry
Following his combat tour with the
101:+. and his time as an executive offi-
cer, he moved back to Fort Benning, GA
to attend the Infantry Captains Career
Course, designed to prepare captains
for command of an infantry company.
and promoted to CPT in Sept. 2005.
After graduation from the Captains
Career Course., in Dec. 2005, he attended
the Information Operations Orienta-
tion Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
designed to educate junior captains on
the import-ance of non lethal operations
and their impacts on the current battle-
Completing the six weeks course,
Ussery moved back to Fort Campbell,
KY to the 101 Airborne Division (Air
Assault) and are rejoined his wife who
was in Arizona attending her Intelli-
gence Captain's Career Course.
Husband and wife then deployed for
the second time in March, 2006 for seven
months in support of OIF 05-07. She
served as the Brigade Human Intelli-
gence Officer and he Assistant
Operations Officer at the Brigade and
Battalion level.
The couple redeployed back to Fort
Campbell in Sept. 2006 and he still
serves as Commander of Bravo Com-
pany. She took command in April 2007
of the Military Intelligence Company
for the brigade. Her company was
called the Nighthawks, and she re-
mained in command until June, 2008,
when she relinquished command and
became the Assistant Brigade Intelli-
gence Officer.
He has been in command for 22
months and deployed for 22 months.

Nicole and Jeremy


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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Monticello News 11A


Brock Family Farm Gets Ag Recognition

Kirk Brock checks
corn in the field.

The Brock Family Farm
in Monticello was one of two
agricultural operations pre-
sented with an environmen-
tal leadership award by the
Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner at a recent
statewide conference in Or-
Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson
presented the Agricultural-
.Environmental Leadership
':Award to Gene and Kirk
Brock at the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation's annual
meeting in Orlando on Oct.
"The Ag-Environmental
Leadership Award program,
now in its 15t year, spotlights
the environmentally innova-
tive farming practices of our
state's growers and ranch-
ers," Bronson said in pre-
senting the award.
"Nominees for the awards
come from different parts of
Florida's agricultural indus-
try, but they all share a com-
mitment to protect and
'preserve Florida's resources
while continuing to provide
agricultural products for our
Gene Brock and his son,
Kirk, grow corn, soybean,
peanuts and cotton in a little
.more than a 1,000 acres in
.Jefferson County, where con-
servation is seen as a neces-
In this quiet north
-Florida countryside, the
landscape that makes the
area so beautiful also makes
farming a challenge. That's
because the rolling hills and
fine sandy soil allow a signif-
icant amount of surface
water runoff water that
could be used to irrigate
crops. Year after year, the
:runoff causes soil erosion
,that carries away the pre-
cious topsoil.
No one understands this
more than Gene and Kirk

Brock. Gene Brock especially
knows his fields. He knows
the crops and their yields,
and how the weather was in
years past. It's not surpris-
ing; he's .been farming this
land for six decades.
"I planted my daddy's
first corn crop at this location
with a mule," Gene Brock
says. "And after three or four
days getting in shape for that
much walking in plowed dirt,
I got to where I could actually
plant seven acres in a .whole
sunup-to-sundown day with
one mule and a planter, one-
row planter. Nowadays, with
the able equipment, I would
say Kirk could plant 15 acres
in one hour."
Gene's son, Kirk, grew up
working on the Brock Family
Farm through high school.
But after studying agricul-
ture at the University of
Florida, Kirk wanted to try
his hand in the outside world.
In 2000, however, Kirk real-
ized where he truly wanted
to be, and came home to work
the farm. It's here that he is
'raising his family, living in
the same house his grand-
mother did.
More than just family,
Gene and Kirk are also great
friends and business part-
ners. Each year, the two ro-
tate their crops between
corn, soybeans, peanuts and
cotton. Today, the Brock fam-
ily farms 1,050 acres, some of
which they own, the rest of
which they lease from a.
nearby plantation.
In today's market, it's dif-
ficult for a small family farm
to be successful. But the
Brocks take it all in stride.
With their imagination, re-
sourcefulness, and jack-of-
all-trades ability, the Brocks
do what it takes to succeed.
Instead of buying a new
combine to handle their spe-
cific needs, they modified
their old one to get the job
done. Kirk built an eight-row
cover crop roller to make for
easier planting into the thick
rye. And instead of driving
into town to buy a new part
when something breaks,
they fix the broken one.
The Brocks know that
in farming, the future
brings change. Gene's vast
knowledge and experience,
coupled with Kirk's educa-
tion with soil science and
new agricultural tech-'
niques, give this partner-
ship the- confidence and
ability to adopt innovative
"Historically, with con-
ventional farming, proba-
bly the first practice people
did to deal with the hills
and the water was contour
farming, where you're run-
ning the rows around the
hills to try to help hold the

water up on the hills and de-
crease your slope," Kirk
Brock says. "You also had
terraces and waterways
that people implemented.
"Even back in the 1930s,
the federal government
came through this area to
help people build, terraces
to control the water. So it's
been a long process of at-
tempting to deal with
Mother Nature. But we
found that those terrace
strategies were not working
for this area. So we've tran-
sitioned to a no-till farming,
heavy residue, cover crops,
and a minimum distur-
bance of the soil seems to be
working wonders for us."
Continues Kirk: "We
chose the cereal rye for a
cover crop, because it pro-
duces a tremendous amount
of biomass to enrich the
soil. These soils of the
southeastern United States
are highly weathered soils.
So we're attempting to re-
verse that process and in-
crease the organic matter
content. Also, any time that
you increase the organic
matter content, you have
more nutrient retention and
more water retention and
it's just easier to grow a
High-residue farming
begins with planting a win-
ter cover crop, which for the
Brock family is cereal rye.
In the spring, when the ma-
ture rye reaches about five
or, six feet tall, it's rolled
down flat with a chopper-
roller and left in the fields.
Next, the cash crops corn,

Kirk Brock, left, and Gene Brock look over a soybean field on their farm.

soybeans, peanuts and cot-
ton are planted in small
troughs, disturbing the -soil
as little as possible.
The flattened cover crop
now serves a number of
purposes. As it decomposes,
the nutrients from the rye
enrich the soil, making it
healthier and more produc-
tive; this richer soil in turn
provides nourishment for
the cash crops, which then
increase in quality and prof-
itability. Also, as the rye
mats down, it acts as a dam
that decreases water runoff
and any resulting soil ero-
Retaining this water
also means that more mois-
ture will be absorbed into
the ground and nourish the
growing crops. As mulch,
the rye inhibits evaporation
and holds the moisture,
keeping the ground cooler
and putting less stress on
the crops.
High-residue farming
has also decreased the
amount of insecticides and
herbicides that the Brocks
use and provides increased
habitat for many types of
wildlife, from the micro-
scopic to birds and small
To examine firsthand
the health and growth rate
of the cash crops'Toot sys-
tems, the Brpcks do random
pit sampling each year. The
roots of the cover crop pen-
etrate the subsoil, taking
nutrients deeper into the
thick clay soil of North
Florida. This not only
loosens and aerates the soil,
but when the roots decom-
pose, they give the root sys-
tems of the cash crop
channels that allow them
to grow deeper into the
Meticulous recordkeep-
ing on data, ranging from
soil sampling to crop yields,
has helped improved the
productivity and profitabil-
ity of the farm. As leaders
in the agricultural commu-
nity, the Brocks have gone
beyond adopting innovative
conservation practices;
they actively share what
they've learned with other
"I feel like farmers
should be involved with
each other and communi-
cate with one another
throughout their commu-
nity, their state, and their
area to further their educa-
tion about what's working
and problems that some
farmers may have," Kirk
With a goal of making
the land more productive

with fewer man-made in-
puts, Kirk has seen first-
hand the benefits of letting
nature do the work. The
h igh-residue, no-till method
has helped level out the ex-
treme fluctuations in yields
from year to year caused by
drought and disease, and he
encourages other farmers
to look into this farming ap-
"I love farming," Kirk
saNys. "You know, to go out
there and plant a crop and
nurture it and see it
through harvest. I hope.I
get to physically be able to
farm the rest of my life.
It's fun and challenging.
It's like a race team; you
don't ever get to where
you want to be. It's a
weekly challenge of im-
proving where you're
Adds Gene: "I've actu-
ally been working, either:
gathering eggs or some-
thing, since I was four-
years-old on the farm. And
I wouldn't really trade it
for anything. It's been a
challenge, though. You've
just got to love it. You be-

Gene Brock moves the
feed corn into storage.

lieve in the future of farm-
ing by the works that have
been already done. And of
course there is always
room for change. There's a
lot of improvement out
there, too. I don't really
miss the past; I'm just glad
I lived in it."

Gene Brock, left, and Kirk Brock farm a
1,000+acre farm in Jefferson County..

Don't Wait for Market to Hit

Bottom Before Investing
Provided by Robert J. Davison

Whether you've been investing for four decades or four
weeks, you've no doubt heard this classic piece of in-
vestment advice: Buy low and sell high; And it's gener-
ally good advice, too, because .the less you pay for your
investments, the greater your chances may be for earni-ng
bigger returns. But how low is "low"? Since stock prices
have already fallen so much, shouldn't you wait until the
market hits bottom before investing?

Ideally, that would indeed be a smart move. In reality,
however, it's impossible for anyone to predict when a bear
market will hit its lowest point. Did we bottom out be-
fore the huge rally on Oct. 13, which turned out to be
the stock market's biggest day in seven decades? Or are
we going to bottom out following the drop of 733 points
on Oct. 15, the second-worst day ever for the Dow Jones
Industrial Average? Given such wild extremes, it's pretty
hard to project when the market will finally hit its low-
est point. Still, identifying the bottom isn't strictly a
matter of guesswork because we do have a history that
we can study.

Of course, in the investment world, what's happened in
the past can't necessarily predict the future. Nonetheless,
it's also true that the financial markets over time, have
shown some definite patterns. Consequently, it's inter-
-esting to note that, since 1900, the average bear market
has lasted slightly over 13 months, according to Ned.
Davis Research and the current bear market is 12
months old. So, unless we are facing a truly .disastrous
economic outlook, history suggests that our present bear
market could be close to running its course..

If we are nearing a market bottom, what does it mean to
you? It means opportunity. A bear market tends to bring
down the prices of most stocks even those that repre-
sent strong companies with good prospects. Right now,
you have a chance to buy these quality stocks at lower
prices. And buying quality stocks at good prices can be a
formula for long-term' investment success,

But what if we're not yet at the market bottom? If you
buy stocks now, and the market declines further, won't
you be making a mistake?

That depends, in large part, on how much farther you
think the market may fall. Following the Oct. 15 drop,
the S&P 500 was down 38 percent in 2008. That's al-
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have dragged down the prices of even good stocks. Could
these prices fall further? Of course. On the other hand,
quality stocks are typically the first ones to bounce back
when the market recovers, so if you wanted to wait until
you were sure we hit rock bottom before investing, you
might miss the first stages of a rally which is when the
biggest gains typically happen.

In all likelihood, we are in for more volatility in the
months ahead. And it will only be at some point in the
future when we can look back and truly identify the mar-
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of it so don't miss the opportunities you have today.

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Jefferson Homecoming

Senior Night This Friday

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Mid-
dle/High School Homecom-
ing festivities will begin
Friday, 1 p.m. Oct. 31, with
the annual Homecoming
The parade will follow
the route taken in previous
years: It will begin on
Rocky 'Branch Road and
proceed west to Railroad
Street. The parade will veer
south on Railroad and go to
Madison Street and turn
west to Cherry Street.
The parade will then
head south to Dogwood

ends at the old JCHS. Mr.
and Ms. JCMHS and Ms.
Homecoming, as well as the
Homecoming Court, will be
featured during the parade.
Homecoming game fes-
tivities include pre-game
show, senior night, and in-
troduction of the royal
court at half time.
Festivities begin at 6
p.m. with the Hospitality
Hour; when the parents of
seniors and the senior foot-
ball players, cheerleaders
and band members will
meet in the Hospitality
Room for a social hour. The
culinary arts department
will provide snacks for the

parents of senior football
players, cheerleaders and
band members, will escort
those seniors to center field
and students and staff will
pay tribute to the seniors
for all of their hard work
over the years.
The homecoming game
will be against Hawthorne
beginning at 7:30 p.m. and at
half time, the Royal Court
will be introduced. Their
peers had previously
elected the Court.
They include; Mr. and
Miss Sixth Grade Tarlon
Jackson and Quabryss Cru-
mitie; Mr. and Miss Seventh
Grade Nathaniel Lewis and

Norton; Mr. and Miss Fresh-
man Jacari Johnson and
Emily Howell; Mr. and Miss
Sophomore Jimmie Crim
and Cardrecia Walker; Mr.
and Miss Junior Kendrick
Huggins and Asia Walker;
Mr. and Miss Senior
Richard Hawkins and
Chantae Brooks; Mr. and
Miss Homecoming Shayne
Broxie and Ireshia Denson;
Mr. and Mis JCMHS Arse-
nio Bright and lesha Jack-
son; Miss Orange Jamaria
Cuyler; Mr. and Miss Blue
Benjamin Hudson and Jal-
isha Rooks; and Mr. and
Miss JCMHS First runners
up, Cody Artindel and

Paul Kovary (right), is the Football Contest Winner for Street and go west to Water occasion. Karolyn Gillyard; Mr. and Amber McClellan.. *
week seven, and the recipient of two passes to the Wild Street. The route then takes The pre-game show will Miss Eighth Grade. James This year's theme is
Adventure Theme Park in Valdosta, GA. Monticello News it south on Water Street and begin at 7:15 p.m. when the Thompson and Mikayla "Tigers on a, Mission."
Editor Ray Cichon (left) gives the happy winner his prize

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy girls and boys
cross-country team ran well
during the Pan Handle
Championship Saturday de-
spite the conditions.
Coach Dan Nennstiel
said it was an extremely fun
course for the kids because
it had apparently previously
rained and the course was
soaking wet. "We had to run
a football field and a dirt
road and it was really
muddy," said Nennstiel.
"The kids had mud all
over their shoes, legs and
their uniforms were cov-
ered with mud by the time it
was over.. We didn't run our
best race, but we ran well.
I'm really proud of them; a
couple of the boys even set
their personal records.
We're getting down to the
home stretch now," said
Nennstiel. "The kids are
working very hard this
week to improve their
speeds and readying for the
City Championship Friday
in Tallahassee.
'"After that, we will be
getting ready for the dis-
tricts (Nov. 3-7)," said
Nennstiel. "I hope we still
have our best race in us. We
are getting more competi-
Of the City Champi-
onship, Nennstiel said it
would be a fun race for the
athletes. "Some of the run-
ners will be dressed in Hal-
loween costumes, and if I
remember correctly, we
have to run through a shal-

low pond, with about knee-
deep water, so they'll enjoy
For the Lady Warriors,
Michaela Roccanti finished
59th with 22:56, an average
of 7:23 per mile; Anna Fin-
layson finished 77th with
23:40, an average of 7:37 per
mile; Elizabeth Riley fin-
ished in the 78th slot with
23:43, averaging 7:38 per
mile; Angela McCune fin-
ished 113th with 26:14, an av-
erage of 8:26 per mile; and
Chelsea Snodgrass finished
118th with 27:34, averaging
8:53 per.mile.
Running for the War-
riors, Jay Finlayson set a
personal record finishing
142nd with 20:42, an average
of 6:40 per mile; Russell
Fraleigh finished 143rd with
21:17, an average of 6:51 per
mile; manager Gatlin
Nennstiel finished 106th
with 21:49, an average of
7:01 per mile; and Timothy
Finlayson finished 123rd
with 23:03, averaging 7:25
per mile.
Carson Nennstiel set a
personal record finishing
166th with 23:58, averaging
7:43 per mile; Ricky Fin-
layson finished 164th with
24:07, an average of 7:45 per
mile; manager Ian
Haselden finished 163rd
with 25:17, averaging 8:08
per mile; Kent Jones fin-
ished 173rd with 25:50, an av-
erage of 8:19 per mile; Jay
Dickey finished 174th with
26:00, averaging 8:22 per
mile; and manager Sam
Hogg finished 191st with
27:55, an average of 9:00 per


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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Recreation Department Director Kevin Aman re-
,ports-the results of Saturda '"s Pee Wee-flag-fotbball
In the first game of the day, Farmers and Mer-
chants Bank beat Monticello Milling, 26-20.
Scoring for the Bankers, Hunter Handley
brought in a 43-yard run for the touchdown and ran
into the goal for the two-point conversion. The sec-
ond Bankers touchdown was made by Jalen Jones
on an 18-yard pass reception from Handley, however,
the two-point conversion failed.
Handley racked up the third touchdown for the
Bankers on a nine-yard run, but the two-point con-
version failed. Handley wrapped up the final
Bankers touchdown on a two-yard run, but the pass
for the two-point conversion failed.
Bringing in points for the Millers, Nikolas Gra-
ham scored on an eight-yard run, but the two-point
Conversion failed. William Brinson brought in the
second Millers touchdown on a 46-yard run, again,
the two-point conversion failed. Graham scored the
final touchdown for the Millers on a six-yard run,
and he racked up the two-point conversion run.
In the second game of the day, Farmers and Mer-
chants Bank downed Jefferson Farmers Market, 20-
Scoring for the Bankers, Handley brought in the
first touchdown on a two-yard run, and he ran in for
the two-point conversion. Handley racked up the
second touchdown on a 12-yard run, but the -two-
point conversion attempt failed.
Kean Thomas scored the third Bankers touch-
down on a 20 yard pass reception from Handley, but
the two-point conversion pass failed.
Scoring for the Farmers, Thaddeus Francis
racked in the touchdown on a one-yard run, and he
ran in for the two-point conversion.
Saturday, the Farmers face off against the
Bankers at 9 a.m.; and the Farmers face the Millers
at 10 a.m.

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

2br/ 1 1/2 ba' mobile home w/
large storage building. Near 1-10 in
Monticello. $500 mth. North Fl
Property Management 850-421-
3bd/ 2ba w/ garage in Cooper's
Pond subdivision Nice Yard w/
deck call 850-544-2240 $800.00
Per Month.

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HOME. Black and tan mini pinch,
dashsund mix. Approx 3 years old.
r, We named her "JoJo". Had
puppies a few months ago. Weighs
about 25 lbs. Very loving. House
broken, dewormed, does tricks,
loves kids. A true lap dog! Rarely
barks, likes to play catch and
swims. She was abandoned in the
woods. Would keep but have too
many dogs already. Please call
997-3568 and ask for Amber.

14' boat with 10/HP Yamaha
electric start plus extras & Trailer.
22' travel trailer RV used only 12
weeks, sleeps six plus extras.
Furniture, tools, cords, lumber,
bricks and blocks, fencing, Coleman
., 8000 W., used 20 hrs generator, patio
furniture, lOxl5 Shed, & misc.
Thursday 10/30 Saturday 8-4 11/1.
(850) 545-2716. 707 Casa Bica,
Monticello Fl

Coopers F- 350 1990 Ford truck, flat bed,
Dual wheel w/ removeable side
rails. Good Farni Truck in Good
7/2,tfn,c. Condition. $ 4,200, call 997-1582.
2/8 O tfn n,,

Lay-A-Way now for Christmas
Scooters and 4-Wheelers
221 N. Greenville
850-242-9342 or 850-948-2788.
Ask for Bob.
Need a bigger borne? We take
trade-ins' Finaxcing available'
University Homies 850-576-2106
or 888-256-6115-

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........... Ours is a seeker friendly church.
space on We believe that GOD will meet us
$500 A wherever we are on our spiritual
Call 997- journey. Chirst Episcopal Church,
three blocks N of the courthouse.
8/8,tfn,c. Sunday services at 8:30 and 11:00
__ a.m. 997-4116


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Have you been taken off your hor-
mone replacement? See our new
menopausal products. 997-3553
Driveways, roads, ditches, tree and
shrub removal, bum piles. Contact.
Gary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-
3458. 7/4(fn,c
509-8530 Quick Responses.
6/22, tfn,c
I build SHEDS, DECKS, &
RAMPS. Also exterior carpentry
work. Call Bob 850-242-9342 or

Cats found long hair domestic
Yellow/ Blonde Cat and a Black
and White Cat near dog track on
Hwy. 19 N. Call 997-2028.
10/29,31 ,nc.


TWO single Craftmatic Beds w/
massager, like new. Cost $2700
will take $900 or best offer, call 997-
10/29 tfn,c.
Pecans- Shelled, by the Pound,
Call 997-2106.

3 bd/ 2 ba on 1/2 acre with all im-
provements possible, owner financ-
ing. Call Will for details
3 bd/ 2 Ba on .75 acre already set up
$2600.00 down and only
$649.00/Month Call Will 850-728-
4 bd/ 2ba on 1 acre ready now for
only $699.00/Month. Call today
1999 28x64 Mobile Home3 bd/ 2 ba
$25,000.00 Call Will for details 850-

An auction of old used poles and
used vehicles will be held Satur-
day, Novemeber 1, 2008 at 9:00
a.m. at the central headquarters
building of Tri-County Electric lo-
cated at 2862 West US 90 in
Madison, Florida


Dog- Black, female, spayed, LAB.
(1 year old) Lost on South
Waukeenah Street, in Monticello.
Call 997-0464

North Carolina Mountain
Home on 1 acre near Asheville
Special $140,000. Call 997-1582
Huge Fall fl jegt Sale! Take
advantage obfiiI dratically
reduced '.d models!
University iial-today to
Pre-Qualify .' S6J115 or
Local 850-57.(4,
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Full-time position for South Thomas County family home:
Excellent pay and benefits, including health, dental and life
insurance; housing or housing allowance.

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Send to:
P.O. Box. 7476,
Thomasville, GA 31758

10/29,31,pd. 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
Rear Administrator. 10/1 thru 31, c.

Selin' Real Estate Since 1972
Experience can help!
One Ac~ Clark Rd 125.i.O.)
Priced to Sell 5 acres on Nash Road
wooded $8,500 per acre
MonticeUo Road large 3 bedroom
2 bath Mobile Home on 5 acres
Waukeenah 14 acres $9,800/ac.
In Town measuree 2 bedroom I bth
beautiful floors 5124.9001
Thompson Valley Rd 2/2 home 7.33 ac
mostly cleared $175,000
Murmuring Creek 5 2 acres. septc
unk 6-95D)
Priced to Sell! 5 hillside acres in Aucilla
Shores $50,000
Mixed Use Property 12 re-,
4- house..c allhmed $35(:6.:i( a
Very Pretty 5 lovely acres on pavedmroad
$15,500 per acre
aI 4(3. -5 i-d-, 2ca garjg-' i-pooL
guesthse. shop. psietur1it.1 'peA.JrL,
Prime Commercial Property near
Pizza Hut 6.5 acs $650,000
Waukeenah Highwy 27.99 ac
pasture, fenced, pond$545,000 '
Timberland 156 ac some pines divided
by Hwy $2,000/ac

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.



Permit Technician wanted at the Jefferson County Building Department.
Must have common sense, college education experience, good attitude, cus-
tomer friendly, honest, hard working and dependable. Long'hours, poor pay.
Pick up applications at the Building Department. Application closing date
Oct. 31'.


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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 are October 31, 2008.
call 997-2036 for information.

Bus Driver Wanted

For Jefferson County Schools Transportation Dept.
Qualifications: 23 years old, good driving record,
must pass CDL test (training available).
Background check and finger printing required.
Salary according to School Board Salary Schedule
opportunity for full time and part time

Contact: Willie Carr
Transportation Supervisor


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Jefferson Count3 Fire Rescue Solicitation For Bid
Jefferson County Fire Rescue is soliciting requests for proposals for the
purchase of a hydraulic rescue tool system (i.e. Jaws 6f Life). The bid spec-
ifications are available at the office of the Fire Chief 1456 S. Jefferson St.
Monticello, Fl 32344 850-342-0178. The proposal must include a price for
a hydraulic rescue tool system that is NFPA compliant. The system must be
capable of cutting through Boron alloy steel and include spreaders, cutters
and ram kit. The proposal shall include a loaner tool during maintenance
and/or repair of the purchased tool. The bid shall also include training on the
tool at no cost to the JCFR and state the number of hours of training that will
be provided.
The bid shall be delivered to the Office of the Chief, JCFR in a sealed
envelope within the mailing envelope. The closing date for the bids is
11/12/08 at 8 o'clock.

File Number: 08-66- P R
The administration of the estate of JAMES EMMETT BAKER, de-
ceased, whose date of death was October 2, 2008, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Jefferson County, Florida, Probate Division under probate
file # 08-66-PR, the address of which is 1 Courthouse Circle, Monticello,
Florida 32344. The names and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court
The date of the first publication of this notice is October 29, 2008.

T. Buckingham Bird, Esq.
P.O. Box 247
Monticello, Florida 32344
(850) 997-3503

Rebecca A Baker Harp,
Personal Representative
1520 Live Oak Road
Monticello, Florida 32345
Jamie B. Blackwell,
Personal Representative
212 Yorkshire Crescent
Thomasville, Georgia 31792


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