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NEWS


140th Year No. 50


Wednesday, December 10, 2008


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City Adopts

New Building

Code For

Business

District

Aim Is To Restore
Town's Historic Look
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The Monticello City
Council on Tuesday
night, Dec. 2, formally
adopted new rules that
aim to return the down-
town business district to
an earlier look, architec-
turally speaking.
Devised by land-
scape architect Winston
Lee and a citizens' com-
mittee over a period of
months, the Form Based
Code aims to protect and
build on the commu-
nity's historical charac-
ter and small town
streetscapes by encour-
aging - and in some in-
stances, mandating -
certain architectural
standards and features
within the B-1 zone.
Among other things,
the code requires that
new buildings be con-
structed as near to the
sidewalk as possible,
called the build-to line;
encourages that facades
be aesthetically pleas-
Please See Build-
ing Code Page 4A


Golf Carts

Now Legal On

Monticello

Streets


LAZARO ALENIAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff 1 riter
Golf carts may now
.operate legally on city
streets.
After months of con-
sideration. the City
Council on Tuesday
night. Dec. 2, approved
Ordinance 2008-05,
which permits the use
of the small-motorized
vehicles on all city
streets and at designated
crossings on the two
major highways.
The vote came after
City Attorney Bruce
Leinback clarified two
Please See
Golf Carts Page 4A


City Officials Ready To Buy


School Owned Land For Park


Idea is for
Water Themed/
Ecological Park
LAZARO ALEMAN
ilonticello News
Senior Staf i' writerr
After months of
back-and-forth discus-
sions on the possible
purchase of a 20-acre
parcel owned by the
school district on the
west side of town for
conversion into a water
theme park, city officials
appear ready to act.
The City Council on
Tuesday night. Dec. 2.
accepted a citizens com-
mittee's recommenda-
tion that city officials
proceed post-haste with
their negotiations with
the School Board for
purchase of the prop-
erty Members of the
committee include Ger-
rold Austin. Commis-
sioner Eugene Hall.
Jack Carswell, 4-H Di-
rector John Lilly and


Councilwoman Idella
Scott.
Speaking for the
committee, Carswell told


the council that the
group had visited the
property a couple of
times, as well as some of


the surrounding land.
He called the particular
Please' See. Park
Page 4A,


City- Officials

Eye $3M

Loan For

Sewer System





LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
City officials have
more or less committed
to borrowing a mini-
mum of $3 million for
the completion of a city-
wide sewer rehabilita-
tion project that started
several, years ago and
-that will ultimately rep-
resent nearly $7 million
worth of improvements
to the system when the
work is completed.
Officials indicated
their willingness to seek
the necessary loan at the
City Council meeting on
Tuesday, Dec. 2, follow-
ing the presentation of
consultant engineers
Joe Miller and Robert
George, of George and
Associates Consulting
Engineers, Inc, which is
overseeing the work.
Miller began by ex-
plaining that the proj-
ect, which began in 2003,
entails the repair or re-
placement of miles of
deteriorated sewer pipes
around the city.
The initial step, he
explained, involved the
videotaping of the inte-
rior of all sewer lines in
the city to identify the
problem areas.
Based on the infor-
mation gathered from
the videotaping, their
engineering firm had
devised,a master plan
for the upgrade of the
system, as well as hav-
ing contractors under-
take certain emergency
repairs, the two said.
Miller explained
Please See
Sewer System Page 4A


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PINIONS


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

GUARDIAN AD LITEM: MEETING

THE NEEDS OF ABUSED CHILDREN


By Major B. Harding
In my career as a
Circuit Judge and during
my service as a Justice of
the Florida Supreme Court,
I've had to make many diffi-
cult decisions. More often
than not, people's lives, and
certainly the quality of their
lives were in the balance as
my colleagues and I deliber-
ated over the facts in specif-
ic cases.
It was our task to be fair
and weigh all possible evi-
dence to come to our final
conclusions and issue our
orders.
Over the years I have
learned that public service
at every level of government
in each of its three branches
- executive, legislative and
judicial - requires decision-
making about priorities and
making the best choices
given the facts at hand.
As our leaders struggle
to reduce the State's budget
in order to deal with the
current economic crisis, it's
my view that cuts to servic-
es provided to Florida's
abused, abandoned and neg-
lected children should be
avoided. Budget cuts to the
child welfare system which.
include the Guardian ad
Litem Program, services
provided by the Department
of Children and Families,
other family services agen-
cies, and the justice system
responsible for the chil-
dren's cdurt cases, are
potentially damaging to the
fragile lives of these, our
most vulnerable citizens.
Every day children
around the State are being
removed from their fami-
lies, placed into unfamiliar
homes and different
schools, and into a system
that is already underfund-
ed and overwhelmed. The
Guardian ad Litem
Program is the best organi-
zation I know to represent
the. best interests of
Florida's child abuse vic-
tims in their unwilling
journey through our courts
and the foster care system.
Both state and federal
law require a Guardian ad
Litem to represent every
child who is thrust into our
State's dependency court
system. These young vic-


Major B. Harding
tims have been removed
from their homes in our
best effort to keep them
safe, and it is our obligation
to ensure their voices are
heard and their interests
are protected while. they
are in our social services
system.
The Guardian ad Litem
Program is made up of vol-
unteers, staff, and attor-
neys who work as a team to
advocate for each individ-
ual child. Each Guardian
ad Litem team member's
expertise is critical and.
functions in remarkably
effective and unique ways.
Guardian ad Litem vol-
unteers and staff ensure
that judges making deci-
sions about these children
have the very latest infor-
mation about the child.
Guardian ad Litem attor-
neys use their legal skills to
ensure the' best care and
provision for dependent
children and obtaining
services for youth turning
18 in the foster care system.
According to John
Woodhead, a Guardian ad
Litem volunteer in the cir-
cuit serving. Sarasota
County, "The Guardian ad
Litem volunteer can gather
information to identify the
child's needs and best inter-
est, but without the guid-
ance and advocacy of an
attorney the child's needs
and best interest may never
be heard by the Court." The
Guardian ad Litem cannot
effectively function with-
out supervision and sup-
port for its volunteers.
After my retirement


from the Supreme Court I
had the privilege of serving
on the State Board for the
Guardian ad Litem
Program. During that time
I heard many stories of the
impact the local Guardian
ad Litem programs had in
the lives of children.
These stories con-
firmed that the Programn
that was in its infancy in
this State when I was a trial
judge has blossomed into a.
significant and unique out-
reach for the unfortunate
children who have been
brought, into the court sys-
tem through no fault of
their own.
There are 20 Guardian
ad Litem Programs
throughout our State work-
ing tirelessly to serve these
children. The Program's
current resources, howev-
er, are only sufficient to
represent 83% of the over
35,000 children in the
dependency system. It
appears that more budget
cuts are looming, leaving
more and more of our chil-
dren all alone in a social
services system most of
them cannot possibly
understand.
Our leaders who are
stewards of our State's eco-
nomic health and well-
being must recognize that
the short-term economic
benefit of across the'board
budget cuts to social servic-
es programs like the
Guardian ad Litem may
have significant long term
consequences and leave
thousands more children
without a voice.
Florida's children are
our most precious resource
and our future. Our State's
leaders must ensure we live
up to our obligations to
these children by not tak-
ing away the dignity of hav-
ing their voices heard and
their interests protected in
the child welfare system.
For additional information
please visit
www.guardianadlitem.org
Major B. Harding, for-
mer Chief Justice of the
Florida Supreme Court,
served as a jurist at the
county, circuit, and
statewide levels for nearly 40
years. He resides in
Tallahassee.


TEN YEARS AGO
December 9, 1998
For the second time in as many
months, an alleged suicide has
occurred at Jefferson Correctional
institution.
SCounty officials are calling the
recently reported snafus at the new
jail a minor detail, given the projects
scope, complexity and $4 million cost.
Jefferson County scored second
lowest in the state on the recent High
School Competency Test (HSCT),
taken in October, just above Gadsden
which scored lowest.
The Florida Highway Patrol are
conducting .Driver License and
Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints dur-
ing December on these listed roads in
Jefferson County. SR-10 (US 90), SR-59,
CR-257 and CR-259.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
SDecember 7, 1988
In a dramatic about-face, City
Councilwoman Johnann Murdaugh
has decided to withdraw from the race
for the vacant House seat left by
resigned Representative Gene Hodges.
IBut she'll still campaign...for Allen
Boyd.
Saturday's "Blanket Day" held at
the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center is
a huge success with over 86 blankets
received and more to come in.
SLady Warrior Cindy Willis scored
a whopping 34 points against Florida
High Friday during Aucilla Christian
Academy's season opener in basket-
:ball. However, Florida High squeezed
Past Aucilla for a 44-42 victory.
The Jefferson County Planning
,Commission Thursday night approved
a request from a Georgia-based group
to change four lots on the southeast
Scorner of US 19 South and Interstate 10
from agricultural to commercial use
for future but unspecified commercial
Development.
S- , THIRTY YEARS AGO
i' \ " " ','December 7, 1978
'. City Council members heard an
� .emotionally charged presentation by


a city resident deploring the suggested
purchase of a piece of land located
near the corner of Marvin and Pearl
streets, for the erection of a new City
Hall.
Gerald Taylor appeared before the.
City Council Tuesday night to protestI
a bill charging him with the use ofi
$1,000 worth of city water.
Monticello's first Republicani
Mayor, Steve Rissman, is recommend-
ing that the office of mayor be restruc-
tured even if it means abolishing his
own position.
The controversial subject, pavingl
requirements for subdivisions, will be
discussed tonight by the County
Planning Commission.
More than 200 people enjoyed the
Christmas Tour of Homes last Sunday.
The event, sponsored by the
Monticello Garden club, featured five
area homes which had been decorated
for the holidays by various garden cir-
cles.
FORTY YEARS AGO
December 7, 1968
Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Croft of Mayo
spent Thanksgiving with his brother,
Plez Croft and Mrs. Croft.
The Monticello Woman's Club
held its monthly meeting Tuesday at
the home of Mrs. M.W. Prasek. There
were 45 members and guests present.
The American Legion and Ladies
Auxiliary will meet Tuesday night,
Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Home.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
December 7, 1958
Forty-eight young ladies are in the
contest for Pecan Bowl Queen.
Madison and Jasper are the foot-
ball teams to vie against each other fort
the Pecan Bowl Championship.
Mack Joiner and Don Watson were
selected as all-conference football,,
players when the team was chosen for
the North Florida Conference. :
SIXTY YEARS AGO , '
December 7, 1948 t
,Malcolm Morris and B. Aubrey
Smith were elected new councilmen.


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"You Can't Be Without It"


The microwave
was invented
after a
researcher
walked by a
radar tube and a
chocolate bar
melted in his
pocket.


By: Debbie Shapp; .
Monticello News
Staff Writer


Meet Your


Neighbor



Danielle Dechristofaro

Danielle Dechristofaro moved to Jefferson County in
the mid 1990s from the Miami area to
live in a more country setting.
She has been an AVON represen-
tative since 2007 and enjoys meeting
with new and regular clients.
She would like to be a teacher's
aide like her adopted mom, working '
with mentally challenged students.
She loves animals and owns horses, dogs, and cats.
She also enjoys shopping and spending time on the Inter-
*net.
She is engaged to Hubert Williams, a bus driver for
the Boys and Girls Club. Together, they care for five-year-
old Eric Grush-Williams.


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Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, Nov. 22, 2008.
Tupelo's Cafe owners Kim Davis and Claire Olson donate an overflowing box of
travel coffee mugs to Scott Slik for shipment to servicemen and women in Baghdad.
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Travel Mugs

Sent To

Baghdad
DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Local resident Scott
Slik has been out and
about collecting donations
of personal care items, gift
cards, and Christmas
cards for America's serv-
ice men and women over-
seas.
Slik is a retired
Seaman of the US Navy,
Petty Officer EA2. He was
stationed in Baghdad prior
to coming home. f:t
''1He - knows firsthand "
what is needed most by the
service personnel, and has
been collecting and ship-
ping such items since his
arrival back to the states.
Just recently he sent a
package of these much
appreciated' items to
Baghdad, along with a box
filled with coffee mugs col-
lected from Tupelo's Caf6'
and Bakery.
Slik recalls that when
he was overseas he
received a gift of a coffee
mug...he carried it every-
where. "Soldiers just
about live on caffeine," he
adds. He still has the mug
given to him as "a gift to,a
soldier."
Saturday morning,
Nov. 22 he met with
Tupelo's Caf6 owners Kim
Davis and Claire Olson to
pick up the overflowing
box of travel mugs.
The mugs were pur-
chased by caf6 patrons and
donated to the caf6 to be
sent to American service
men and women as a token
of their support for the
troops.
Slik ships all these
packages to a Chaplain
friend in his old unit still
in the Baghdad area. The
friend then distributes, the
gifts.,


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EFFERSON


COUNTY


Cont. From Page 1


Sewer System


Cont. From Page 1


piece of property sensa-
tional, in terms of its eco-
logical worth and
potential for development
as a park..
He said the group had
conferred with personnel
from the Division of
Forestry, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission and
landscape architect Win-
ston Lee, all of whom had
expressed a willingness
to help ensure the enter-
prise's success.
"We recommend that
you approach the School
Board and buy the full 20
acres," Carswell said.
"We feel that we can do
some special things there
that would be recre-
ational, educational and
that would promote
preservation and help
ecotourism."
He said the commit-
tee's vision was to create
an ecological park that
would highlight the
area's fauna and flora,
complete with nature
trails, boardwalks across
the wetland areas, and
maybe even treetop plat-
forms, not unlike parks
in Costa Rica.
Another idea was to
create a water-theme
park near the entrance


The Christmas Light Pa-
rade began promptly at 6:30
p.m. with entries marching
up Cherry Street onto East
Washington, past Farmers
and Merchants Bank and
onto Walnut Street.
-Entries in the parade
included Monticello Police
Chief Fred Mosley and Jef-
ferson County. Sheriff
David Hobbs, leading the
way followed by the Jeffer-
son County Fire Rescue
Honor Guard, Jefferson
County Fire Rescue,
Ashville Area Volunteer
Fire Department (AAVFD),
and Lloyd, Volunteer Fire
Department.
Also, Jefferson JROTC,
Jefferson County Middle
High School cheerleaders
and marching band, 'Jan
Rickey in her GEM-NEV
electric car, 2008 Water-
melon Festival Queen
Caitlin Harrison and Little
Queen Anna Grace Keys.
(Little king Mark Prevatt
and Watermelon Princess
Mikayla Fillyaw, were un-
available for the festivities
for the evening).
Also, Smokey Bear and
the Florida Department of
Forestry, Flagler College of
Tallahassee, Jefferson
County Health' Depart-
ment, Care Charter School
of Excellence, Tallahassee


Golf Carts


points that had caused the
postponement of the ordi-
nance's approval last
month.
Leinback said state law
required that the golf carts
have reflective decals on
both the front and rear. As
for the extended hours of
operation, Leinback said
the vehicles could operate
beyond dusk, provided they
had the proper equipment,
including headlights, tail-
lights and windshields.
The clarification on the
extended hours of opera-
tion resulted from the re-


that would include play-
ground equipment, pic-
nic tables, slides,
fountains and other
water-related activities,
Carswell said.
"This property is
unique and can be devel-
oped in sync with other
things that are going on
in the county, including
the head of the Wacissa
River," Carswell said.
"We also paid attention to
the maintenance issues,
and we believe that this
property will pay tremen-
dous dividends to the city
eventually."
Added Lilly: "The
park will be user friendly
and for everyone in the
county This committee is
excited. We look forward
to pursuing the next
phase, which is going to
the School Board with the
proposal. The committee
is onboard and ready to
go.
The committee rec-
ommended that the city
offer the school district
the property's appraised
value of $6,500 per acre.
They added that the city
make a condition of the
purchase that the trees
not be logged, as this
would destroy the prop-
erty's value as an ecologi-


Christmas Season


Please See Page 7A
Memorial Monticello Fam-
ily Medicine, Gelling's Flo-
ral Designs, and every
youngsters favorite, Santa
Claus.
As the fire truck, which
carried Santa, passed the
announcers stand, Santa
answered questions of the
announcer, Lisa Reasoner,
AKA Mrs. Claus.
He was asked if all the
children in attendance dur-
ing the parade have been
good this year and Santa re-
sponded "All but two".
Some of the youngsters
began to fidget and look
around as if to Wonder if
they were one of the two
Santa spoke of. Santa
added that there was still
enough time to make up for
naughty things and make it
to the nice list before his
delivery on Christmas Eve.
Kelly added that the en-
tries this year were not
judged, but had they been;
Jan Rickey's GEM-NEV
would have been Most Un-
usual; AAVFD, Best Theme;
Care Charter School of Ex-
cellence, Spirit; and
Gelling's, Best Merchant.
During the parade, a
team of judges including
Bear Register, Angela Gray,
Henry Gohlke and John
McHugh from the County
Coordinator's Office, and


quests of several people
who said they wanted to
use their golf carts as their
means of transportation to
and from work, but worried
that they would be violating
the dawn to dusk rule, given
that it got dark early during
daylight savings time.
The brainchild of
Councilman Tom Vogelge-
sang, Ordinance 2008-05
aims to provide city resi-
dents with an alternative
method of transportation
that is safe, energy-efficient
and environmentally
friendly


cal park.
"Not logging the tract
is a critical component,"
agreed City Attorney
Bruce Leinback.
Robert George, the
city's consultant engi-
neer, added that certain
expenditures would first
have to be tabulated and
deducted from the grant
amount to determine ex-
actly how much money
the city had for the pur-
chase.
Those expenditures,
he said, included the en-
vironmental study to de-
termine if the property
had contamination; the
appraisal to determine
the property's true value;
and a survey to establish
the property's bound-
aries.
"The money that's left
tells you how much
money you have to spend
on the land," George said.
The Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection awarded the
city $200,000 in July 2007
for the purchase of a
property for creation of
park. Once the land is
purchased, the city has
three years to develop it,
for which development it
will have to seek new
funding.


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Betsy Malloy, began there
task of judging the nine en-
tries of the Boy Scouts
Troop 803 Chili Cook-off.
By the time the judging
was completed, the first
place winner was Bonnie
Brannon, second place,
Ashley Knecht, and third
place, Vann Simmons. The
chili afterwards sold for $2
per cup and the supply al-
most sold completely out
Proceeds went to Boy Scout
Troop 803.
Kelly reported that
area shops staying open
had many browsers and
many were purchasing
items for those on their
Christmas lists, and she
added that several of the
food vendors had done
quite well, selling out of
what they had to offer.
As the evening drew to
a close and local shops
began to close and vendors
began to pack up their
wares, Santa was the last
man standing, as young
children continued to line
up to sit on his lap and
whisper their Christmas
wishes into his ear. Santa
stayed after' others had
been gone, so he could be
sure to visit and talk with
all of the children who
wished to see him.



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The ordinance bans
golf carts from sidewalks
and public rights-of-way. It
also bans the use of speed-
modified or "hybrid" golf
carts and limits the maxi-
mum speed to 20 miles per
hour, among other restric-
tions.
Mostly associated with
golf courses, golf carts and
other neighborhood elec-
tric vehicles (NEVs) are
more and more becoming
an accepted mode of trans-
portation in retirement and
self-contained communities
across Florida.


that the city has been di-
vided into four zones for
purposes of the project,
with certain of the work
already started in zone 1,
or the southeast quad-
rant. He and George fur-
ther explained that the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protec-
tion (FDEP) is essentially
funding the upgrade
through its Disadvan-
taged Small Community
Grant Program. The
FDEP, in fact, has com-
mitted to give the city up
to $7 million for 'the up-
grade.
The problem, the two'
said, is that the FDEP dis-
perses the money in in-
crements of $750,000 each
July. Complicating the
issue, the Disadvantaged
Small Community Grant
Program is now defunct,
although the FDEP has
reaffirmed its commit-
ment to giving the city up
to the full $7 million. But
the state agency wants
Monticello to complete
the project by June 30,
2012.
Fortunately, some of
the preliminary work has
already been done with
two Community Develop-
ment Block Grants from
the Florida Department
of Community Affairs,
which funding served to
satisfy the city's required
15 percent match, as dic-
tated by the FDEP.grant.
the two said. Also, the city
has its $750,006 allotrmefit
for the current year,


which will allow the
startup of work without
having to seek a loan im-
mediately
But given the four-
year deadline and the
$750,000 annual allot-
ments, it will be impossi-
ble for the city to
accumulate the $6 million
plus that it is estimated
the project will cost in its
entirety Meaning that the
city will have to take out a
bridge loan of at least $3
million to complete the
project timely. Then it can
use the annual allotments
of $750,000 from the FDEP
to pay back the loan, un-
derstanding that the city
will have to absorb the in-
terest on the loan.
Miller said the plan is
to upgrade zones 1 and 2
by 2010 and zones 3 and 4
by 2012, with the critical
repairs to be undertaken
citywide first. He pre-
sented two possible sce-
narios for the loan taking.
The first, and pre-
ferred option, he said,
was for the city to bid out
the project in its entirety,
with the understanding
that the contractor would
complete the work in two
phases, with the go-ahead
for the second phase de-
pendent on the satisfac-
tory completion of the
first phase.
The second option
was to bid the contract in
two separate actions, he
said. The first contract
would be for zones 1 and
2, and the second for


Building Code


ing, timeless and.in har-
mony with the town's his-
toric character; attempts to
relegate parking to the rear
of buildings for the most
part; and promotes the
placement of prominent
and impressive doorways
on the sides of building fac-
ing the courthouse circle.
Lee's presentation to
the City Council - he
made a similar one last
month to the Monticello
Local Planning Agency
(MLPA), which recom-
mended approval of the
code - emphasized anew
what the code does not do.,
It does not, Lee said, re-


quire that existing struc-
tures be demolished. Nor
does it restrict develop-
ment potential,' require
multiple levels or addi-
tional floors, or mandate
that parking lots be placed
in the rear.
It does, however, re-
quire that existing build-
ings conform to the code if
they undergo repairs or im-
provements that exceed 50
percent of the property's
assessed value, he said.
Likewise, the new code
kicks in if a storm, fire or
other natural or manmade
disaster destroys an exist-
ing nonconforming struc-


zones 3 and 4. The prqb-
lem with this scenario,
Miller said, was that the
city would end up with
two contractors and a
higher cost likely
"We think option one
is the best option," Miller
said.
He and George agreed
with City Manager Steve
Wingate that the city
might well get better than
expected prices for the
project, given the present
economic downturn and
the fact that "contractors
are hungry".
But the very first step
was to bid out the project,
so that the cost of the
project could be firmly
established, they said.
Once that cost was
known, city .officials
could decide the amount
of the loan to be sought,
they said.
In the end, the council
authorized the engineers
to proceed with the solic-
itation of bids for the
project in its entirety The
council scheduled a work-
shop for 6 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 15, to further discuss
and decide on the loan ap-
plication.
The citywide sewer
rehabilitation project
aims to cure the inflow
.and infiltration problems
that currently allow
stormwater runoff to
enter the system, both
stressing the treatment
plant and threatening to
overwhelm its volume
handling capacity.


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ture, Lee said. Any new
structure built on the site
would have to abide by the
new code, he said.
Lee conceded that the
code would likely produce
little change in the foresee-
able future. However, by es-
tablishing a vision and
setting standards and
guidelines in place now, the
city was positioning itself
to direct growth when.it
eventually returned and so
achieve the look it desired.
Otherwise, the growth
would tend to occur willy-,
nilly, further deteriorating
the community's historic
character, he suggested.


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Darren "Boxcar" An-
derson-Johnson, age 55, of
Wacissa, FL. went to his
Eternal Home on Sunday,
December 7, 2008. He was
born in Jamestown, NY and
was the son of Carole W.
Johnson and the late Robert
Charles Johnson.
Darren had lived in
Florida for the past thirty
years with the last twenty
spent in Jefferson County.
While living in Melbourne,
FL he traveled the seas as a
commercial fisherman. Lo-
cally he focused on stone
and mason work. Truly an
artist with stones, he leaves
his work behind to grace
many area homes. Boxcar
was baptized into the fel-
lowship of Christ's believ-
ers at the Waukeenah
United Methodist Church.


Homegoing celebration
for Mr. Henry Lee Tillman, af-
'fectionately known as "Ugly
Bubba" of 4704 E. Yukon
Street, Apt. 2, who passed
away Wednesday, November
26, 2008 at Melech Hospice
House, Temple Terrace, was
held Friday December 5, 2008
at 7:00 P.M. at Wilson Funeral
Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th
Street, with the Reverend H.
D. McFadden, officiating. A
graveside service was held
SatrdayDecember 6, 2008 at
3:0Q, PM. in Hickory, Hill,
,Cemetery, Monticello, Florida.
Pastor Willie Cuyler offici-
ated. Interment followed.
Branch Street Funeral Home
(850-997-2024) in Monticello
handled arrangements.
He is survived by: two
sons, Henry Tillman, Jr. and
Gene Lee; daughter, Carrie Lee
of Savannah, GA; three grand-
children, Mavis, RaShad and


He was very helpful in the
restoration of the church's
cemetery. He also added a
special touch to worship
services there.
He is survived by his
mother, Carole, of
Jamestown, NY, four sis-
ters: Sheri Westerine,
Donna Heiitzman and
Susan K. Johnson of NY.
Also, Rickie Guthrie and
her husband Carl of WV.
Darren has six nieces and
nephews as well as several
great- nephews and nieces.
'He was preceded in death by
a brother, Scott R. Johnson.
Darren's family will
have a memorial service in
Jamestown, NY. A local me-
morial and celebration of
life service will be held at
Waukeenah UMC. in Febru-
ary


Jamon; seven great grandchil-
dren; two brothers, Robert
-Senior of Tampa and Pickens
Tillman of Monticello, FL; two
sisters Lula Frye (Larry) of
Tampa and Jura Kilpatrick
(Allen) of Thonotosassa, FL;
aunt, Amie Cherry; special
niece, Ashley Kilpatrick; three
special nephews, Marvin Till-
man of London, England,
Marcus and Brandon Tillman
of Monticello, FL; and a host
of other relatives, and friends.
A native of Monticello,
Florida, Mr. Tillman had,
resided in Tampa for 56 years.
He was a Longshoreman and'
retired after 35 years of serv-
ice.
The remains will repose
5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Friday, Decem-
ber 5, 2008 at Wilson Funeral
Home. Friends are asked to as-
semble at the funeral home at
approximately 6:45 P.M. Fri-
day


JOHN RUSSELL CONNELL


John Russell Connell, age
-76 passed away in Springfield,
Florida, December 7, 2008.
Funeral services will be
Thursday December 11, 2008 at
Cody Pentecostal Holiness
Church in Cody, Florida at
11:00 am. Internment will fol-
low at Beth Page Cemetery
The family will receive friends
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Beggs
Funeral Home Monticello
Chapel, 485 E. Dogwood Street,
Monticello, 'Florida (850-997-
5612). In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to Clifford
Chester Sims State Veteran's
Nursing Home, 4419 Tram
Road, Springfield, Florida
32404-2559.
Mr. Connell, was a life
long resident of Jefferson
County and had lived in Lam-
ont, Fl for forty-two years, he
was a member of Woodmen of
the World, and served in the
U.S. Marine Corps for seven-
teen years, which three years
were in Korea. Mr. Connell, re-


tired from the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections, with over
twenty-five years of service.
He is survived by one son
Hubert (Martha Ann). High-
tower of Waukeenah, FL; two
grandsons James (Gretna)
Hightower of Monticello and
Lester (Ellen) Hightower of
Jacksonville, FL; granddaugh-
ter Allison (Clay) Courson of
Tallahassee, FL; two brothers
Winston (Jeanette) Connell of
Greenville, GA and Malcolm
Connell of Boston, GA.; one
sister Charlotte McKown of
Monticello and four great
grandchildren Nikki High-
tower, Elizabeth Hightower,
James Austin Hightower and
Andrew Hightower.
Mr. Connell was preceded
in death by his wife Louise
Walker Connell; son James H.
Hightower; granddaughter
Dale hightower; great grand-
son Austin Porter; brothers
J.W. Connell, and Edwin Con-
nell, sisters Faye Harris and
Agnes Barrett.


DARREN "BOXCAR"

ANDERSON-JOHNSON


Mrs. Willow Barfield
Register, age 70, died on
Saturday, December 6, 2008
in Madison, FL.
Funeral Service was
held Tuesday, December 9,
2008 at 11:00 AM at Eliza-
beth Baptist Church, Mon-
ticello, Fl. Burial followed
at Elizabeth Cemetery The
family received friends on
Monday, December 8, from
6 to 8 at Beggs Funeral
Home, Monticello, FL.
She was born on June
26,1938 in Cairo, Georgia,
the daughter of the late
William Barfield -and
Goldie Proctor. She moved
to Madison 8 years ago
coming from Monticello,
Fl. She was a homemaker


December 11
The Jefferson Soil and
Water Conservation Board
will meet 11:30 a.m. on the
second Thursday of the
month in the Jefferson
County E'xtension Office
conference room, per
Dorothy Lewis, secre-
tary/treasurer. This meet-
ing is open to the public.
December 11
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at the
Christ Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129 or 997-
1955.
December 12,
Monticello Rotary
Club meets every Friday at
noon at the Monticello/Jef-
ferson Chamber of Com-
merce on West Washington
Street for lunch and a
meeting. Contact Presi-
dent James Muchovej at
980-6509 for club informa-
tion.
December 12
The innovative, rootsy
duo, Tammerlin, will' be
performing their holiday
program, WinterSong at
the Monticello Opera
House 8. p.m. Friday
evening WinterSong is a
beautiful. collection of an-
cient carols, readings, and
songs about the winter sea-
son...a perfect start for the
holidays. For more infor-


and a member of the Pine
Grove Baptist Church,
Madison, FL. where she
was active in church cir-
cles.
She is survived by 2
daughters, Melanie Tolar
(Michael) of Madison, FL
and Sharon Moody of
North Augustine, S.C. Two
brothers, Gene Barfield of
Monticello, FL and Edwin
Barfield of Plant City, FL.
Five grandchildren: Jen-
nifer Smith, Emily Brown,
Howard "Chip" Moody,
Kaitlyn Ortega and Alison
Tolar. Six great grandchil-
dren.
She was predeceased
by her husband, Eugene
"Slim" Register.


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Street. All proceeds to ben-
efit the Jefferson County
Humane Society.
December 13
,Society of Arts and
Crafts presents its annual
Christmas Show and Sale 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at
Dorothy Oven Park, 3205
Thomasville Road. Door
prizes will be drawn. Con-
tact Betty Rawsthorne at
539-9537. Staple , and
canned foods will be col-
lected at the show for char-
ity
December 13
The Scarlet O'Hatters
of Monticello will meet at
ila.m. at Dunn's Furniture
parking lot for carpooling
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and all will enjoy a Christ-
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Mackenzie at 342-1449 for
more information. Reser-
vations must be made by
Wednesday, Dec. 10.
December 13
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at the Christ


Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street.
For more information, call
997-2129 or 997-1955.
December 15
AA Women's Meetings
are held 6:45 p.m. Mon-
days;' AA and Al-Anon
meetings are held 8 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129 or 997-
1955.
December 15
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest on
South Water Street. For
more information, contact
Scout Leader Paul Wittig
at 997-1727 or 997-3169.
December 15
Magnolia Garden Cir-
cle meets at noon on the
third Monday of the
month for a meeting and
program. Contact Chair-
man Pam Kelly at 997-5010
for more information.
December 16
Humane Society meet-
ings are held 7 p.m. on the
third Tuesday of every
month at the Wag the Dog
Thrift & Treasure Shop.
For volunteer information,
contact Teresa Kessler at
997-4540 or teresa@kessler-
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December 10
Workforce Mobile Ca-
reer Lab is stationed
across from the street from
First Baptist Church, Mon-
ticello 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on
Thursday. Services in-
clude job search, resume
assistance, assessments,
and labor market informa-
tion. For more informa-
tion, contact Employment
Connection Director
Cheryl Rehberg at 673-7688,
or volunteers Paul Kovary
at 997-2313, or Mike Reich-
man at 997-5100, or SW
Ellis at 567-3800 or 973-2672.
December 10
Monticello Lions Club
will be accepting charter
members 1 p.m. Wednes-
day at the Chamber of
Commerce. For more in-
formation contact Jessie
Carpenter at 656-8615.
December 11
Altrusa meets at noon
on the second Thursday
and at 6 p.m. on the fourth
Thursday of each month
for a meal and a meeting.
.Contact the Chamber at
997-5552 for more informa-
tion.
December 11
Founder's Garden Cir-
cle meets at noon on the
second Thursday of the
month. Contact Chairman
Suzanne Peary at 997-4043
for meeting location and
for more information.


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Adopt A Family For Refuge House


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Refuge House is in need of
five or so generous donors
for this year's Adopt-A-
Family program.
There are five mothers
with children in the care of
the County Refuge House in


need of attention during the
holiday season.
Director Dessie Harvey
tells that a list of needed
items will be given to the
group, organization, or resi-
dent who is willing to help
with at least one or more of
these families.
"My concern is for these
families," she says. "These


families come to me with ab-
solutely nothing. Anything
is a godsend for them. Usu-
ally the mothers only want
for their children, and ask
nothing for themselves."
To help, or for informa-
tion about this and other
programs offered through
Refuge House, contact Har-
vey at 342-3518.


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Christmas Holiday Musical Services


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News,
Staff Writer
First Baptist Church, Monticello an-
nounces its Christmas holiday musical
services and events, with an invite to
the community to come and enjoy the
joy of the Christmas season with them.
Kid's Khoir will be singing in the
loft on Sunday, Dec. 14 during the 11 a.m.
morning service.
On Sunday, Dec. 14 during the 6 p.m.
evening service, the Hallelujah Choir


will present "Prince of Peace."
The Celebration Choir will present
"On This Very Night" during the 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21 evening service.
There will be an "open" dress re-
hearsal 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.
A candlelight communion service
will be held 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve,
Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Join Minister of Music Daryll Stan-
ley and the church family this holiday
season in the sounds of Christmas.


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

All plastic bottles - soda bottles (any size), milk jugs, water bottles,
laundry detergent bottles, etc.

All type cans - Tin cans - food cans, dog food cans, cat food cans, etc.
Aluminum cans - soda cans, beer cans etc.

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

All Cardboard Products - grocery bag, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.

All glass bottles, jars etc. (clear, brown & green)

Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located
at 1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the
collection sites in the County.

Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our
Landfill and saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go
wrong?

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)

Batteries

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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

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

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

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

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

Please visit the Jefferson County web page
http://www.coiefferson.fl.us/SolidWaste.html for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.


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ALFA HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Letters addressed to
Santa Claus pile up year-
round at the North Pole post
office, but more and more
children are opting to email
their Christmas wish list in-
stead.
"You see all the different
mail coming in here, and you
wonder how," said Donna
Matthew, manager of the
North Pole branch of the post
office on Candy Cane Lane.
This is where letters end
up when your child or grand-
children address their letters


"Santa Claus, North Pole,"
with nearly 500,000 letters ar-
riving annually with this on
the letterhead.
"I don't think there's
been any big drop in mail for
Santa," Matthews said, "We
get it all year-round; it comes
from all over." It's hard to the
conquer the immediacy of
email which has made for a
whole new style of Dear
Santa letters.
"Santa,- I think you are
the best person in the World
Wide Web," Megan, a 9 year-
old in Waterford, Ireland,
wrote via the site Email-
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about half a million Santa
communications per year, ac-
cording to their spokesper-
son.
"I was at the mall today
and I was waiting forever in
line to tell you what I want for
Christmas," wrote Nichole, 8,
from Tucson, AZ. "So I really
like that I can email you right
away without lining up."
With childreri raised on
computers, their handwrit-
ing and spelling skills are
lacking. Better to type, and let
a spell checking system help
them out. The only trouble is
that can mean sharing.
"Santa, I do not have an
email address of my own so I
am using my brothers e-mail
address," wrote Lorna, 7,
from Essexville, MI. "Please.
don't get our presents mixed
up."
An obvious risk of email-
ing Santa is that you never
know if you'll hear back. Let-
ters sent to the North Pole by
the postal service are taken to
the North Pole Middle
School, where the students
try to answer as many letters
as they can.
Most Santa websites
issue some form of auto-
matic response, but replies
with a personal touch are less
common.
A German market-re-
search company called
"Mummert Consulting" has
been evaluating Santa sites
for the past two years and
found less than favorable re-
sults.
Last year, the Hamburg-
based firm sent emails to 19
different Santa sites from all
over the world, writing and
configuring the emails as
though they were from chil-
dren. Each of the emails, sent
in early December, asked for
a reply within two weeks.
"Of the 19 sites, 15 didn't
reply at all," said Roland
Heintze, a Mummert press
spokesmen. "It is very disap-
pointing for any girl or boy
who sends emails to Santa
does not hear back. More and
more children send emails to
Santa now, it's a definite
trend."
The Santa sites based in
Germany did better as a
group than those based in the
US, Canada, and the Nether-
lands, according to MIum-
mert's study However, the top
site on the list was Email-
Santa.com based in Calgary,
Canada.
"He answered within one
day and he personalized the
name of the child and also
the wish list, so it was at least
somewhat personalized,"
said Heintze.
Two German sites, which
also offer versions in other
languages, sent back re-
sponses. They were North-
Pole.net and
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Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp December 5, 2008
Marianne Arbulu, and Margared Levings as Rudolph,
during the Downtown Christmas.


Alonticello Neots Pholo By Fran Hunt December 5 2008
Abraham Lincoln (Gerald Bestrom) playing a his saw
during the Downtown Christmas stage events Friday, night
as event emcee Judi Persons holds the microphone.


Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt December 5, 2008
Jefferson County Fire Rescue Honor Guard.


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp December 5, 2008
Pam Kelly, left, and Lisa'Reasoner, AKA Mrs. Claus, an-
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SMonticello News Photo By Fran Hunt December 5, 2008
JROTC Color Guard.


Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt December 5, 2008
Care Charter School of Excellence float.


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Author To Provide Free


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"Anyone can create a
'lifetime friendship with a
total stranger in just five
'iiinutes," claims author
;lichael Dlouhy. To prove
t. Dlouhy is offering a free
training session 7 -10.p.m.,
*Waednesday, Dec. 10, at the
chamberr of Commerce.
SRichard Dennis, who
won the Mediterranean
cruise with his wife,
awarded to top producers
by Vitamark, Houston
based nutritional products
company as published in
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Monticello News. Dennis
remarks that.a big reason
;yhy he won the cruise is
.ue to Dlouhy's simple and
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Come rain or shine, the
Southern Pines Blues &
BBQ Festival promises to be
the best show you'll find in
the area. Thousands will
turn out for a day filled with
great BBQ, blues music,
BBQ competitions, food,
crafts and much more. The
weekend of December 12th
and the 13th, the Tourism
Development Council and
the Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce will
bring electrifying and
acoustic blues music for the


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training, which prompted
him to arrange the free
training at the Chamber.
Dennis notes that
Dlouhy has made it simple.
When you attend his train-
ing, he listens to you speak
for a few seconds, then tells
you in great detail about
your own personality
He said that to be happy
in life or successful in busi-
ness you need to listen to
other people and under-
stand them. Dloughy has
,discovered an easy way to
do that and that is the skill
he teaches.
People are amazed at
how accurate it is, he. con-
tinues. Dlouhy trains you
how to do what he does,,
spot a personality type and
quickly create a lifetime
friend.
To reserve a spot, con-
tact Dennis at 997-1241, or
email: rtdenn-
isfl(@gmail.com. Seating is
limited so attendees are en-
couraged to arrive early,
and feel free to bring a
guest.


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WE TAKE THE
D 1TS OUT OF
ACCIDENTS


most enthusiastic of blues
fans.
Sponsored by our very
own Timberland Ford,
Progress Energy, Smith &
Smith Attorney Office, Ad-
vanced Refrigeration, Gib-
son Guitars, Goodman's
BBQ, Capital City Bank,
Yarbrough Tire Company &
State Instruments, the event
features top national and re-
gional blues artists, Larry
McCray, the Rocky Athas
Group, Damon Fowler, John-
nie Marshall, King Cotton,


6th Street R&B, Used Blues
and Rick Knowles.
The festival will also fea-
ture the official. Triple
Crown BBQ Championship
event where finalists from
Alabama, Florida and Geor-
gia compete for the Triple
Crown prize.
In addition to the annual
Triple Crown event, there
will be a Backyard BBQ
Competition and the Old
Whiskey River Sauce Con-
test.
The winner of the Old
Whiskey River Sauce Con-
test will win a guitar signed
by Willie Nelson and the
winner of the Backyard
BBQ Competition can win
CASH Prizes and bragging
rights!
Also, during the People's
Choice portion of the event,
you can be the judge! Yes,
you can sample 30 of the top
competitors in the South-
east, the best of the best.
Can't you almost taste it al-
ready?
And if that wasn't
enough, we are featuring
some of the most renowned
blues artists from all over
the United States.
For starters, the leg-
endary Larry McCray will
be present with his fine
tuned guitar playing.
Larry was originally
from Arkansas, butlater left.
home at the age of 12 with
his older sister Clara to Sag-
inaw, Michigan. It was there
that a guitar was placed in
his hands and the seed was
planted. Clara and her
friends sparked Larry's de-
sire to pursue the instru-
ment. They finally gave him
a second hand guitar and let
him play with them on the
weekends and has since
never looked back.
Later, Larry united with
his brothers Carl and Steve
where they started their
own band with their own
unique sound. Performing
on and off as the McCray
Brothers, they soon caught
the attention of a, Detroit
record producer. "Ambi-
tion" marked Larry Mc-


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Cray's first national hit re-
lease in 1990. After many
hits since and many road
tours, Larry McCray has set
a place for himself in the
blues world and he contin-
ues to establish his own
legacy through his passion,
dedication and love of the
music.
Our Texan of the line
up, Rocky Athas started
playing guitar at school and
performing at neighborhood
gigs with good friend Stevie
Ray Vaughan. By age 23,
Rocky Athas was honored as
One of the ten best guitarists
in Texas, as an inductee to
Buddy Magazine's Texas
Tornadoes.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
would receive his induction
two years later. Rocky holds
this honor with such noted
guitarists as ZZ Top's Billy
Gibbons, Eric Johnson,
Bugs Henderson, Johnny
Winter and Jimmy
Vaughan.
Rocky wasn't only rec-
ognized by Texas musicians,
the English rock band 'Thin
Lizzy' wrote the song 'Cocky
Rocky' after hearing Rocky
play one night at 'Mother
Blues', a local Dallas club.
'Queen' guitarist Brian May
was also on hand for those
performances and was so
floored by Rocky's finger
: tappingvstyle that hd irdor-
poratedit on the next Queel
album.
Damon Fowler, born and
raised right here in Florida,
first picked up the guitar at
the age of 12. After being
shown a few chords, it was
apparent that he was a natu-
ral.
Soon Damon was play-
ing small clubs in and
around the Tampa Bay area.
Years later and thousands of
shows behind him, you've
got one of the most unique
and seasoned acts on the na-
tional circuit. J o h n n i e
Marshall, born and raised in
Wigham Georgia has a touch
of that early Robert Cray
styling in his songwriting,
guitar work and his vocals.
.His songs are captivat-
ing to watch and pleasing to
hear. A show that includes
Johnnie Marshall is a must
see. We are pleased to have
such a high ranking group
of talented musicians at this
event, it's a must see for any
music fan.
Hosted by the Tourism
Development Council and
the Chamber of Commerce,
the event will also feature a
live remote from Gulf 104
with prizes and giveaways.
This event features every-
thing for the whole family,
great food, fun, crafts and
Music all throughout the en-
tire two day event.
For the begiiner musi-
cian, Gibson guitar sessions
will be held throughout the
day and the Gibson Guitar
Tour Bus will be present for
free tours. So come on out
and join us for the a great
weekend here in Perry at the
Forest Capital State Park De-
cember 12th and.13th for the
best in blues... BBQ and so
much more!
Tickets .are only $10.00
per person for a weekend
pass! Coolers are not al-
lowed in the concert area.
Camping is available. The
BluesBQ is here, and only in
Taylor County, For more in-
formation call the Chamber
at 850-584-5366 or go to
www.southernpinesblues.co
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December 12-13, 2008
Forest Capital State Park - Perry, FL
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Gladys Roann Named Local Pemocratic Party Chair


Monticello
News photo
by Fran Hunt
December 8,
2008



Gladys
Roann
newly
elected
Chair of
Jefferson
County
Democratic
Party.


Gladys Roann was
named Chair of the Jef-
ferson County Demo-
cratic Party in a vote
by the Democratic Ex-
ecutive Committee
Dec. 1.
A longtime party
worker, Roann is the
District School Nurse,
known for her untir-
ing efforts to assist
people in need. She
succeeds Eleanor
Hawkins who com-
pleted her four year
term with record ac-
complishments for the
party.
Hawkins has been
honored for her
leadership by state


party and elected offi-
cials.
Scott Goodlin, who
was very active in suc-
cessful Democratic
campaigns, was
elected party vice-
chair.
Others named to
posts include: Ron Ci-
chon, State Commit-
teeman; Julie Conley,
State Committee-
woman; Brenda Cooks,
Secretary; and Eleanor -
Hawkins, Treasurer.
The party plans a
range of activities over
the next year, with em-
phasis on recruitment
and service to the com-
munity.


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Submitted



Eleanor
Hawkins
outgoing
Chair of
local Dem-
ocratic
Party;
newly
elected
treasurer


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Call 997-3459
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GOATS For Sale Call 556-1476.
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F- 350 1990 Ford truck, flat bed,
Dual wheel w/ removeable side rails.
Good Farm Truck in Good Condi-
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1999 Chevrolet 4x4. 17" Wheels,
white color. 150,000 miles. Has cap
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rotation. Asking $6500.00. 251-
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11/14,tfn,nc.
1995 Toyota 4x4 less than 5,000
miles on a new motor. $4000 O.B.O.
Call Evenings 997-5272.
12/3,10, c.


Whitetail Chasers Hunt Club
Looking for members. Located
South of Homerville, GA. Call
George at 850-459-0945 or
huntsafe@hughes.net
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2BR, 1 BA The City of Monticello is seeking
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household items and tree debris
12/3, c, tfn. from residences and disposing in
trash truck, and various other du-
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ties. Can be boom arm on debris truck. Class
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342-0153. Application deadline
5:00 pm, 12/19/2008. Submit to
UCity Hall Attention Steve Wingate,
City Manager, 245 S. Mulberry St.
Monticello, Fl 32344 EOE/Drug
free workplace.


Christmas: when God became
like us so that we might become
more like Him. Christ Episcopal
Church, three blocks N of the
courthouse. Sunday Services at
8:30 and 11:00 AM. Join us on
Christmas Eve for a traditional'
midnight mass, starting at 10:00
PM. 997-4116.
12/10,c.




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURr OF
THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: The Marriage of FAMILY DIVISION
PATRICK MONDAY CASE NO: 08-310-CA
and
ELANA MONDAY,
Respondent/Wife
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Elana Monday
Whereabouts Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been
filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it, on MICHAEL A. REICHMAN, Petitioner's attorney, whose address is
P.O. Box 41, Monticello, Fl 32345 on or before January 5, 2009, and file the orig-
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immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the re-
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* Sell your losers =From late 2007 through much of
.2008, the stock"market has gone through some
rough times. Consequently, you may now own some
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you can offset capital gains you may have realized
elsewhere in your portfolio. If you didn't sell any
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days after the sale. (See your tax advisor for more
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the contribution limit (which, in 2008, is $15,500,
or $20,500 if you're 50 or older), ask your employer
to adjust your remaining paychecks to boost your
contribution. Also, if you receive a year-end bonus,
see if you can put some or all of it into your 401(k).
* Add to your IRA. You actually have until April 15,
2009 to fully fund your traditional or Roth IRA for'.
2008, but if you can avoid waiting until the last
minute, you might not have to come up with a big
lump-sum.payment. For the 2008 tax year, you can
put up to $5,000 into your IRA, or $6,000 if you're
50 or older.
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received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status - your do-
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12A * Monticello News


Wednesday, December 10, 2008


SCHOOL


NFCC's Susan Taylor Named FACC Professor of theYear


Acting President John Grosskopf presents NFCC'in-
structor and FACC Professor of the Year Susan Taylor with
a certificate of congratulations on Dec. 1 in the NFCC Art
Gallery.


North Florida Commu-
nity College English in-
structor Susan Taylor has
been awarded the 2008
Florida Association of
Community College's Pro-
fessor of the Year Award
for Instructional Excel-
lence. Taylor received the
award at the 59th Annual
FACC Convention in Or-
lando, Nov. 20.
Taylor was one of three
state finalists to compete
for the prestigious award
and competed against in-
structors from Lake-
Sumter Community
College and Broward Col-
lege. Her presentation enti-
tled "Excuse me, but I seem
to have misplaced my mod-


ifier!" featured a classroom
teaching scenario on cor-
rectly placing modifiers to
ensure that audiences
clearly and accurately un-
derstand written and ver-
bal messages.
The presentation, made
to the FACC Faculty Com-
mission, was critiqued
based on presence, speak-
ing, auxiliary materials
and communication of con-
cepts.
Her teaching method
for the presentation incor-
porated humorous exam-
ples and active
participation :-that: allow
students, .to demonstrate
their ability to identify and
correct misplaced modi-


fiers.
Tayloi was nominated
by the FACC chapter at
NFCC earlier this year to
compete for Professor of
the Year and was selected
by members of the FACC
Faculty Commission at its
spring conference in May
to be among the top three fi-
nalists. Her presentation at
the November annual con-
vention sealed her victory
in the competition and ac-
cording to Taylor she re-
ceived much
encouragement and sup-
port from her colleagues at
NFCC.
"It is an honor to have
been nominated by my col-
leagues," said Taylor. "I am
thankful to the students,
faculty, staff and adminis-
tration who took time to
offer letters of support. Ad-
ditionally, my colleagues
provided constructive crit-
icism that helped me to
hone these two presenta-
tions. Thanks to their ex-
pertise and feedback, I was
able to represent the good
work that is being accom-
plished here at NFCC," said
Taylor.
NFCC Acting President
John Grosskopf and col-
lege employees held a re-
ception in the NFCC Art
Gallery, Dec. 1 to congratu-
late Taylor for her achieve-
ment of being named FACC
Professor of the Year.
"We at NFCC have al-
ways known of the excel-
lent quality and high
caliber of pur. instructors
and now the rest of the
state knows," said
Grosskopf.
Taylor joined the NFCC


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faculty as an English in-
structor in Aug, 2005. Cur-
rently, a doctoral student in
FSU's College of Teacher
Education she holds a mas-
ter in education from the
University of Southern
Mississippi.
At NFCC she is also the
College Preparatory Pro-
gram Coordinator and
leads the Quality Enhance-
ment Plan project. She is
also on the board of the
Florida Developmental Ed-
ucation Association. She
has been a teacher since
1985, in middle, high school
and community college set-
tings.


Taylor and
her husband,
Dann. reside
in Monticello.
Fla. She is also
the da ughter of
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ACA Science Fair


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy held its annual Science
Fair Wednesday, Dec. 3 in
the school gym.
Students from Michele
Tharpe's seventh grade Life
Science and eighth grade
Earth Science classes pre-
sented their projects to be
judged in one of three cate-
gories. These categories
were Biological, Chemical,
or Physical.
Two judges interviewed
each student, and awards
were given for each grade
in the three categories.
There were a total of 25
seventh grade and 27 eighth
gradeprojects.:
Students have been
working on their research
plans, research papers, and


experiments since the be-
ginning of the school year.
Winners in the seventh
grade Biological are: First
place: Amiee Love, Foliar
Fertilizing: Does It Work?;
Second Place: Devan Court-
ney, Does Wii Boxing Count
as Exercise? Third
place: Payal Chaudhari,
Acids & Bases With Plants.
Winners in the seventh
grade Chemical are: First
place: Jacob Dunbar, Effect
of Bleach on Fabrics; Sec-
ond place: Ashlyn Mills,
Got Ants?; Third place:
Lauren Demott, Testing
Ant Killers.
Winners in the seventh
grade Physical are: First
place: Casey Demott, Noth-
ing But Net; Second place:
Tanner Aman, Sammy Sosa
Experiment; Third place
Hunter Home, Under Pres-


Winners


sure.
. Winners in the eighth
grade Biological are: First,
place: Wendy Yang, DNA
From Bananas; Second
place: Kaley Love, Does the
Amount of Lime Affect the
Growth of plants?; Third
place: Michaela Metcalfe,
Stroop Effect.
Winners in the eighth
grade Chemical are: First
place: Ashli Cline, Mount
St. Cline; Second place: Jef-
frey Faulk, To Rust or Not
to Rust; Third place: Ash-
ley Schofill, Stop Rot.
Winners in the eighth
grade Physical are: First
place: Audrey Waters,
Bull's Eye; 'Second place:
Nickk Buzbee, Absgp~1g9n;
lThirrc-:- place Russell
FraTeigh, Going Greenf.
The judges were profes-
sionals in several scientific
disciplines from Jeffersor,
Leon, Madison, and Taylor
Counties.
Thanks go out to Ani-
mal Medical Clinic, Buck-
eye Corporation, Jefferson
County Coordinator's Of-
fice, National High Mag-
netic Field Laboratory, and
Florida Department of
Transportation.
Students whose proj-
ects were selected by the
judges will be eligible to
compete at the Regional
Science Fair.
Those students arW:
Aimee Love, Wendy Yang,
seventh grade; Kaley Love,
Ashli Cline, Jeffrey Falk,
Audrey Waters, Nick
Buzbee, arid Russell
Fraleigh, all eighth
graders.
The Regional Science
Fair includes Jefferson,
Leon, and Wakulla Coun-
ties, and will be held at the
FSU Tully Gym on Friday,
Feb. 20, 2009.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF JEFFERSON
COUNTY ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING TO WHICH THE PUBLIC IS INVITED

DATE: December 15, 2008
PLACE: Desmond M. Bishop Administration Bldg.
TIME: 6:00 P.M.

INVOCATION:
PLEDGE:
CALL TO ORDER:
CALL TO SIGN UP:

OLD BUSINESS: ON THE TABLE:
Motion to Rescind Previous Action

1. Upgrade and Expansion of Sficcess Maker Enterprise
Program at JES
2. After-School/Saturday School Academic Program at
JCMHS
3. After-School/Saturday School Academic Program at
JES
4. Personnel Recommendations


PERSONAL INJURY &

WRONGFUL DEATH



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Wednesday, December 10, 2008


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Steve Weeks ACA ACA Middle School

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Managing Editor
Steve Weeks assumed
his duties as Transporta-
tion Mechanic At Aucilla
Christian Academy when
school opened this year. In
his position, he not only
must be sure that buses are
operating properly, but also
take 'the necessary steps to
avoid mechanical failure,
in so far as possible.
Weeks has 30 years of
mechanical experience to
his credit, during which he
repaired trucks, and light,
and heavy equipment.. One
of the biggest challenges
for him is to speak in front
of a group of people, he
says. "Machines do what


inow wvv Wlli. LII ey ne,
says; "They don't require
extensive conversation."
Weeks was born in
Naples, FL and lived in
the eastern por-
tion of the state
for 37 years,
and in Madison
for 12 years.
His goal this
year is to build
a new house for
his family. He
has a wife, Ana,
and son, John,
and daughter,
Jessica, and
two grand-
daughters,
Charlotte and
Samantha.


Uarsit TigersSeason


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The varsity hardwood
season is under way for the
Tigers with new coaches,
new- ideals, new attitude
and completed roster.
Returning to their
alma mater are Jefferson
County High School gradu-
.ates Ronald Graham as the
.head coach and Curtis
Hagan as one of the assis-
tant coaches. Both are for-
mer FAMU basketball
team coaches. Also serving
as assistant coach for the
.Tigers this year is Harold
Ingram, Sr.
Hagan.said the goal for
the Tigers this year is to
lead them to the same
heights the varsity Tigers
experienced under, the
leadership of former JCHS
.Principal Kelly Kilpatrick,
when the Tigers were not
only strong, bold champi-
ons, but they were very
'often referred to the "The
Flying Tigers," both aca-
demically and athletically.
"We are pushing for ap-
titude, attitude, atten-
dance, athleticism, and
most of, academics," said
Hagan.
Representing the
-Tigers on the hardwood
this year are Chris Mays,
Jacari Johnson, Harold
Ingram, Jr., Kimyrian
Kirksey, James Ford,
De'adre Tucker, Shayne
:Broxie, Richard
Hawkins, Rodregis John-
son and Denzel Whit-
field.
Prior to the regular
season the Tigers partici-
pated in the pre-season
�Tip-Off Tournament,
:Nov. 18 and 19. Jefferson
-played against Lincoln at
Leon County High, Nov.
18 and the Tigers were
'defeated 65-26.
The Tigers were
outscored in three of four
quarters, falling to Lin-
.coln 15-6 in the first; 19-5
in the second giving Lin-
coln a 34-11 advantage at


the half; and fell 22-9 in
the third; and tying the
fourth quarter at 9-9.
; Leading the score-
board for the Tigers was
Ingram with 13 points, 5
rebounds. Mays scored 6
points, and had 2 steals;
Jacari Johnson, 2 points;
Brioxie, 4 points; and
Footman, 1 point.
Whitfield had 4 re-
bounds and 2 blocked
shots, and Tucker
snagged 3 rebounds for
the Tigers.
In the second game in
the Tip-Off Tournament,
the Tigers fell to Leon
County High at Lincoln,
34-64, Nov. 19.
Leon led Jefferson in
three of four 'quarters,
taking the first, 23-7; the
second, 11-7 giving Leon a
34-11 lead at the half; Jef-
ferson took the third quar-
ter.16-10, and Leon took
the fourth, 17-5.
Again leading 'the
Tigers on the hardwood
was Ingram with 11
points, 4 rebounds, and 2
blocked shots. Jacari
Johnson, 9 points; Kirk-
sey, 8 points, Tucker had 4
points and 3 rebounds; and
Broxie with 2 points. ,
Whitfield had 4 points
and 2 blocked shots, and
Mays had 2 blocked shots.
The Tigers suffered
heartbreak in the season
opener Nov. 25, falling to
Lincoln, 36-71 after leading
at the end of the first qiiar-
ter.
The first quarter was
the only one that Jefferson


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could outscore their oppo-
nents. Jefferson took the
first 13-8, dropped the sec-
ond, 6-22, the third, 10-24,
and the fourth, 7-17.
Ingram led the Tigers
with 10 points, 5 rebounds
and 4 blocked shots;
Tucker, 8 points, 4 re-
bounds; Jacari Johnson
scored 5 points; Whitfield
5 points, 6 rebounds, and 4
blocked shots; and Kirk-
sey had 2 blocked shots.
In their second regular
game of the season, the
Tigers tasted their first
victory after downing
West Gadsden 59-50, Dec.
2.
Jefferson took three of
the four quarters outscor-
ing their opponents 17-14
in the first; falling 9-13 in
the second; taking the
third, 13-5 and the fourth
quarter, 20-18.
"West Gadsden had the
lead 27-26 at the half and
we had to do something to
close the gap," said Assis-
tant Coach Hagan. "We
went man-to-man and ran
a spread offense and had a
balanced attack. We had
strong showings from
Chris Mays and Harold In-
gram, Jr. with a superb
performance, and Denzel
Whitfield had some great
rebounds and astronomi-
cal shot blocking. He was
a very-pivotal force for
US."
Ingram lead the Tiger
scoreboard with 20 points,
6 rebounds and 2 blocked
shots.
Mays racked up 18
points; Tucker, 7 points, 4
rebounds and 1 blocked
shot; Kirksey raked in 7
points; and Rodregis John-
son scored 1 point.
The Tigers faced
Wakulla on a 1-1 season
Thursday night, Taylor
County Monday night, and
Maclay Tuesday night.
Tigers return to the court
against Madison County,
7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12,
there.


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
ACA middle school
boys' basketball team
downed Madison Academy
twice in the last two games
to stand 3-0 on the season.
The young Warriors
slid past Madison Acad-
emy, 22-20, Nov. 25.
"We never led the
game at any time, though
we were tied quite a bit,"
said Coach Mac Finlayson.
"We were never ahead
until the final second of the
game when Hans Sorenson
hit an eight-foot shot off
the backboard and the
buzzer sounded no sooner
than it left his fingertips,
the shot went in and we
took the win. It was really
big for us."
Finlayson added that
Tres Copeland was also a
big factor in the Aucilla
win. "He shot at 50 percent
from the field and did a
great job for us. He showed
a lot of desire to win the
game and he was a big rea-
son for the win because of
his efforts throughout the
game," said Finlayson.
Madison outscored
ACA in the first quarter, 8-
2. Scores were tied 6-6 in
both the second and third,
and the Warriors blanked
Madison 8-0 in the fourth
quarter to take the win.
Scoring for Aucilla
were: Copeland with 9
points; Sorensen 6; Jay
Finlayson, 3; and Jared
Jackson and Jared Turner
2 points each.
S The young Warriors
downed Madison Academy
Monday Dec. 1, 32-25.
"Madison did a nice job
at coming back and hang-
ing in there with us," said
Finlayson. "We were look-
ing at different opponents
throughout the game, hop-


ing to
beating -
them re-
ally bad,
but Madi-
s o n
Academy
wouldn't
let us.
"We re-
ally .con-
trolled
t h e
boards,
and were
much
better at
the re-
bounds
than we
were
when we
played
them be-
f o' r e
Thatwas ',
the key
to the i
win and
we didn't .
g i v e
Madison
as many
second
shots as "Hans Sorens
we did in off the backboard
the first sooner than, it left
game. Al- and we took the wi
ready, I Coach MacFinlays
see much
improve-
ment and desire to get after
the ball and hustle to get
their hands on it," Fin-
layson' said.
ACA downed Madison
in three of four quarters
outscoring Madison 4-0 in
the first and 8-4 in the sec-
ond. Madison Academy
took the third quarter 9-6
and the Warriors took the
fourth quarter 14--11.': -:;
Chalking up points for
the young Warriors were
Jay Finlayson with 10
points including 2 three-
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100 percent from the free-
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the final two minutes of the
game.
Sorensen scored 10
points; Bradley Holm,4
points; Turner had 4
points; Jackson, 3 points;
and Copeland, 1 point.
The young Warriors
face off against Robert F.
Munroe,: 3 p.m., Friday,
Dec. 5, here; R. F. Munroe,
5 p.m., Monday Dec. 8,
there; and Georgia Chris-
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