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Predicts

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Deputies Snag


Madison Murder


Suspect


"Six more weeks of
winter".
That was the official
pronouncement on
Monday, Feb. 2, from
Punxsutawney Phil, the
almost mystical ground-
hog that every year de-
termines if winter is
over, based on whether
the furry marmot can
see its shadow each Feb.
2, after being woken
from hibernation.
If the furry weather.
forecaster sees its
shadow, spring is an-
other six weeks away. If
not, winter is over.
The bizarre tradi-
tion, which reportedly
has its roots in an old
wives' tale brought by
German immigrant
farmers, has given the
small Pennsylvania
town of Punxsutawney
Please See
Groundhog Page 4A


Monticello

News

Comes

Full Circle
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It took some doing,
but the Monticello News
and Jefferson Journal
have now moved into
their new home just off
the courthouse circle in
the historic downtown
district.
The move happened
on Friday, Jan. 30 -
even as the work crews
were busy putting the
finishing touches on the
building's renovation -
with the new office offi-
cially opening for busi-
ness on Monday, Feb. 2.
"We are extremely
excited about moving
our newspaper office
into historic downtown
Monticello," Publisher
Emerald Greene said
Tuesday "This is a fan-
tastic community with
wonderful opportuni-
ties, and it is a real
pleasure to be part of it.
Our staff, like the entire
community, is made up
of some of the best peo-
'ple anywhere. We truly
look.forward to serving
all of Jefferson County
Please See Monti-
cello News Page 4A


Attorney Heather Encinosa, a member of the law firm that proaucea denTerson
SCounty impact fees ordinance, addresses commissioners about the legal options
they have, relative to the reduction or elimination of the impact fees.


Commissioners Agree


To Lower Impact Fees
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-LAZARO'ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County commissioners
agreed last week to elimi-
nate the law enforcement
and transportation fees and
reduce the ambulance and
fire protection impact fees,
at least during the current
economic downturn.
Commissioners Felix
"Skeet" Joyner and Hines
Boyd recommended the two
proposals that ultimately
emerged foii the 2' -hour
workshop held Thursday
night, Jan. 29, at the insti-
gation of a citizens group
that advocates the repeal of
the four impact fees.
Joyner's proposal calls
for zeroing out the law en-
forcement and transporta-
tion impact fees and
keeping the ambulance and
fire protection impact fees
intact. Boyd's proposal
calls for zeroing out the law
enforcement and trans-
portation impact fees and
reducing the ambulance
and fire protection impact
fees by 50 percent.


A third proposal, sup-
ported by Commissioner
Stephen Fulford, never
made it to the table. This
proposal, advocated by the
Citizens for a Strong Econ-
omy, would repeal the four
impact fees.
One-time charges
levied against new con-
struction, impact fees are
tools that local govern-
ments use to ensure that
newcomers. pay a portion
of the costs associated with
the increased service de-
mands created by growth.
The key argument for im-
pact fees is that, absent
their imposition, current
residents 'must. bear the
costs of growth by way of
higher property taxes.,
Opponents, on the
other side, argue that the
impact fees are onerous
and not justified by the rate
of current growth; that
They are stifling economic
development and putting a
burden on residents and
businesses; and that the
projected growth explosion
that prompted officials


here to impose the fees a
few years ago never mate-
rialized and likely will
never materialize. At a
minimum, they argue, the
commission should grant
the community economic
relief during the current
hard times.
Thursday night's dis-
cussion began with a
spreadsheet presentation
that Boyd had drawn up as
the product of a citizens'
task force that he or-,
ganized at 'the behest bf
Commission Chairman Eu-
gene Hall to study. the
issue. The spreadsheet
showed: the effects of im-
pact fee on a variety of
structures at different lev-
els of application. Most of
the examples were hypo-
thetical, showing what
structures such as Fred's,
the Gerry Medical Clinic
and the Methodist Fellow-
ship Hall would have paid
in impact fees, if impact
fees had been in effect at
the time of the construe
Please See Impact
Fees Page 4A


Superintendent Eyes Career

Academies For High School


.Ideo Is To Ready'
Students jor .Careers
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
An interesting idea that
surfaced at the Jan. 21 work-
shop of the School Board
was career academies, which
School Superintendent Bill
Brumfield is proposing to
implement at the high school
in the next school year.
I The idea is one that
Brumfield has. apparently
discussed with the School
Board previously and that
has raised concerns among
some board members. But
Brumfield appears deter-
mined to proceed with the
idea. He has been working
with Dr. Frank Fuller, of the
Banner Center of Excellence
for Secondary Career Acade-
mies, and Lucy Hade, chan-
cellor of .,workforce
education with the Florida
Department of Education
(FDOE) in preparation for
the implementation.
Brumfield told the News
on Friday, Jan. 30, that Fuller
is scheduled to do a presenta-
tion on career academies be-


'fore the School Board some-
time in March.
"We're going to do a
workshop," Brumfield said.
"We're in the process of put-
ting it together right now."
Started about 35 years
ago, career academies aim to
restructure large. high
schools into small learning
communities and create
pathways between high
school and further education
and fhe workplace. Since
their start, career academies
have supposedly taken root
in an estimated 2,500 high
schools across the country
Operating as schools
within schools and typically
enrolling between 30 and 60
students per grade, career
academies are organized
around such themes as
health, business and finance,
computer technology, and
aviation.and aerospace. Stu-
dents in the'academies take
classes together, remain with
the same group of,teachers
over time, follow a curricu-
lum that includes both aca-
demic and career-oriented
courses, and participate in
work internships and other
career-related experiences
outside the classroom.


In 2007, Florida enacted
legislation that calls for the
establishment of career
academies that meet and ex-
ceed the current national
and state general education
guidelines and that are di-
rectly keyed to local and state
workforce needs.
To that end, the legisla-
tion requires that each
school district develop a five-
year plan that ultimately will
lead to the development and
implementation of career
academies that provide ca-
reer and professional train-
ing for those careers deemed
to be in high demand.
The legislation further
mandates that career acade-
mies ensure that students be
trained for vocational ca-
reers in the latest practices
and on the most modern
equipment, and that the
coursework that the students
complete be transferable to
post-secondary institutions
as college-level credits. This
is because all career courses
ideally should lead either to
industry certification or col-
lege credit that can be di-
rectly linked to a particular
Please See Superin-
tendent Page 4A


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Madison Police
Department in partner-
ship with the Florida
Department of Law En-
forcement (FDLE) and.
the Jefferson County
Sheriff's Office arrested
Jimmy Moore, 31, of Jef-
ferson County, Friday,
Jan. 30, in Jefferson
County. for the homicide
of Madison resident,
Jaguar Gee.
Gee was found dead
in the Arbors of Madi-
son apartment complex
on Friday; Aug. 1, 2008.
Moore, an associate of
Gee, became a suspect
early in the investiga-
tion through evidence
linking him to the crime
scene.
The death was inves-
tigated as a .homicide
and officers secured the
scene and notified the
FDLE, and State Attor-
ney's Office. The
FDLE Crime Lab Unit
was mobilized, and re-
sponded to the scene. Of-
ficers interviewed


Jimmy Moore
potential witnesses and
neighbors'trying to find
out any information
that could lead them to
those responsible for
Gee's death.
Investigators from
FDLE and the Madison
Police Department
processed the crime
scene for evidence. Evi-
dence was collected and
examined by the crime
lab in Tallahassee to as-
sist in identifying any
suspects. The Medical
Examiners Office in Tal-
lahassee examined the
body to determine that
cause of death and se-
Please See Murder
Suspect Page 4A


Tourist Group Aims To

Bring County Visibility


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The -Jefferson
County Tourist Develop-
ment Council (TDC) at
its monthly meeting on
Monday, Feb. 2, took an-
other step toward over-
coming what its
members describe as
one of the group's
biggest challenges,
which is to put the com-
munity on the.map in
terms of tourism.
Based on the recom-
mendation of Pat
Inmon, who heads the
billboard committee, the
TDC approved a six-
month,contract for the
installation of a bill-
board alongside the
westbound lanes of 1-10
just inside Madison
SCounty's western
boundary The aim of
the billboard is to entice
passing motorists to
visit Monticello.
The TDC will pay
$2,367 for the six-month
contract, which equates
to a monthly rental fee
of $300, plus a setup fee
of $567.
Inmon said the ini-
tial quote had been for a
-monthly rental fee of
$575, but the price had
steadily decreased as the
negotiations had pro-
ceeded, especially after
she had switched to a
Valdosta, GA, represen-


tative. Inmon promised
to bring samples of the
billboard's possible
wording and artwork to
the group's March meet-
ing.
Putting Monticello
and Jefferson County on
the map in terms of
tourism is not only the
TDC's stated mission,
but was also the overar-
ching theme of Mon-
day's meeting.
TDC Coordinator.
Nancy Wideman re-
ported having a busy
month in January She
reported that she, Dick
Bailar and TDC Chair-
woman Gretchen Avera
represented the commu-
nity at the annual Talla-
hassee Bride
extravaganza on Jan.
18.
"We dressed in garb
and passed out litera-
ture," Wideman said. "It
was a big success."
She and Avera also
visited the Villages re-
tired community neared
Orlando and passed
brochures and other in-
formation about Jeffer-
son County during what
she described as the
coldest day of the year
in central Florida. Wide-
man said the consistent
question that everyone
asked was: "Where is
Jefferson
Please See Tourist
Group Page 4A


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ACA Senior Night 10A Legals 12A
Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A Sports 11A
Classifleds 12A Valentines Day 13A
History 14A Viewpoints 2-3A


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TEN YEARS AGO
February 3, 1999
41 By now, every property owner in
the county should have received a
Notice from the Jefferson County
Planning Department to the effect
that changes are proposed for the
county's Future Land Use Map
i (FLUM).
j Recently released figures from
Sthe State Department of Education
I indicate that the county school drop
South rate is at 2.75 percent, versus the
State average dropout rate of 4.81
;-percent.
A corrections officer at
SJefferson Correctional Institution
Charged with sexual misconduct
iwas exonerated by a six-member
jury on Thursday.
i County officials were scheduled
to meet with representatives, of
SRural Development on Tuesday to
work out the details of a $3.2 million
loan the county is seeking from the
Federal agency.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Si February 1, 1989
S Local amateur golfer John
i Nedeau blasted a hole-in-one on
SJanuary 19 at the Jefferson Country
i Club.
: The Monticello Police
iDepartment has a new face on the
!force, 27-year-old Eric J. Reese.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
February 1, 1979
Three old houses that stood
empty just a few months ago in
downtown Monticello have a new
lease on life as shops and offices.
The United States Marine Band
will be a highlight of the
SWatermelon Festival this summer if
S/ residents of the community are will-
,"ing to support the project.
The Florida Sportswriter poll


has the Aucilla girls basketball j
team ranked sixth in the state
among Class A schools.
Renovation of the Jefferson gym!
is slated to begin after the current!
basketball season closes and it isi
long overdue.
FORTY YEARS AGO
February 1, 1969
Cynthia Heil has been named
1969 Betty Crocker Homemaker of!i
Tomorrow of Jefferson County High
on the basis of her score in a written
knowledge and attitude test on:
homemaking.
SP/4 Jared Banes who is sta- l
tioned in Quinhon, South Vietnam: i
was the recipient of a Christmas!
package sent by the Jaycees of,
Thomas County, GA.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
February 1, 1959
Elzy Smith representing JCHSi
won additional roadeo honors
Saturday when he walked awayl
with the district contest in i
Jacksonville.
PFC. Hugh Collins left this week
for Dugway Proving Ground, Utah,
after spending a furlough with his
parents. i
Mrs. S.D. Clarke was hostess i
Wednesday afternoon at tea, honor- i:
ing out-of-town guests. ;
SIXTY YEARS AGO
February 1, 1949
General Tung Oil plant near:
Lam6nt was destroyed by fire.
Thomas E. Hancock of Aucilla
has been awarded the Agriculture
Engineering Honor Key at the
University of Florida.
Monticello became part of
Northwest Division of Florida'
Power Corporation.
W.M. Scruggs has been named
Red Cross Chairman for the year.


Beverly and Bob Davison married in
1. and live in Monticello. They have
fi children and four grandchildren.
Beverly is a neonatal intensive care
n e in Tallahassee. She enjoys time spent
her grandchildren.
Bob is a financial advisor for Ed\\ ard
J s, with an office in the downtown area.
s president of the Jefferson County/
ticello Chamber of Commerce and a member of the MN
ti lo Kiwanis Club.
They have been renovating the four-bedroom. four-b
r "Cook" house, built around the 1870s. and spend tim
d g yard work on their one-acre property.


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'Later Life' Provides Thought

Provoking Theatre At Opera House


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Cletis Andrew
Parrish, 47, of Monticello,
was arrested Jan. 28 and
charged with writ of'
attachment. Bond was set
at $235 and he was
released on his own recog-
nizance Jan.30.
Barbara Crumity
Brown, 50, of Jefferson
County, was arrested Jan.
28 and charged with fail-
ure to return rental prop-
erty. Bond was set at
$1,000 and she bonded out
of jail the same day.
Earl Lee Harris, 53, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested Jan. 30 and


charged with attery
(domestic). Bond was
withheld and he remained
at the County Jail Feb. 2.
Edith Womack, 31, of
Lamont, was arrested
Jan. 30 and charged with
writ of attachment. Bond
was set at $50 and she
bonded out of jail the
same day.
Jimmy Moore, 31, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested Jan. 30 on a
Madison County warrant
for murder. He was
turned over to Madison
County the same day to
face charges.
Jason Shawn Scheese,
30, of Monticello, was
arrested Jan. 30 and


cnargea witn possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Bond was set at $500 and
he bonded out of jail the
same day.
Thomas Daniel
Reeves, 28, of Jefferson
County, was arrested Jan.
31 and charged with writ
of attachment. Bond was
set at $400 and he
remained at the County
Jail Feb. 2.
Judy Strickland Faris,
53, of Jefferson County,
was arrested Jan. 31 and
charged with driving
while license suspended
or revoked (knowingly).
Bond was set at $1,000 and
she remained at the
County Jail Feb. 2.


Man Charged With JCKC Burglary


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Thomasville man was
arrested and charged with
the 2007 burglary, which
had occurred at the
Jefferson County Kennel
Club (JCKC).
The Jefferson County
Sheiliffs Office reported that
on Dec. 2.,2007 at 11:15 a.m., a
complaint was made con-
dbrning a burglary at JCKC.
Someone had pulled the pins
out of the hinges on the
emergency escape door lead-
ing into the upstairs poker
room.
The items reported
missing were.eight bottles of
liquor and the dispensing
heads attached to the bot-
tles.
The suspects gained
entry to the liquor cabinet
downstairs by prying the
lock and hasp off.'
Surveillance videos
showed two white males
wearing black jackets, black
gloves and ski masks enter
the door at 11:19 p.m. the
prior night. The suspects
passed out of camera view
and then returned and left
through the escape door at
11:30 p.m.
JCKC employees
thought they recognized one
of the suspects, Robert Rex.
Arrington, Jr., 20, of
Thomasville, GA.
Investigators inter-
viewed Arrington at the
Thomas County Jail, Dec. 5,
2007 and following the
issuance of his Miranda
Warning, Arrington report-
edly admitted breaking into
the JCKC and stealing the
liquor and dispensing
heads.


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Robert Rex Arrington, Jr.,
Arrington reported that
he had been "high" at the


time and later felt bad
because what he had done
may have an effect on his -
mother's employment at
JCKC. He said that he did
not have the property any-
more, but he would try to get
the dispensing heads back.
He refused.to reveal who the
second person involved in
the burglary was.
Arrington-was arrested
Jan. 27. 2008, upon his
release fro the Thomas
County Jail, and charged
with burglary of a structure
and two counts of grand
theft. Bond was set at
$10,000 and he remained at
the County Jail Jan. 28.


RAY CICHON
Monticello News
Managing Editor
Opening night,
Friday, Jan. 30, provided
a thought provoking per-
formance of the romantic
comedy, "Later Life"
which continues next
weekend at the Opera
House.
Directed by Jan
Rickey and Jack
Williams, preceded by a
delicious meal by Carrie
Ann and Company cater-
ers, the play has some-
thing for everyone, and
gives pause for thought.
In a creative devia-
tion from the original, the
directors have decided to
allow the audience to
choose which of three
endings they think most
plausible.
Knowing this in
advance, strict attention
is paid to the actions and
innuendos on stage. We
forget our own lives and
lose ourselves in the lives
of the characters.
Not to spoil the play
for those who have not
yet seen it, suffice it to
say that Ruth and Austin
are portrayed with depth
and honesty and perfectly
cast so that they have the
stage presence to handle
any situation, and their
time on stage sparkles
with great chemistry.
The cast consists of
Lisa Reasoner, .Rich
Clifford, Mary Moon arid
Jon Taylor.
There's much more
going on inside Austin,
and many layers to his
character, all of which
are played skillfully. He
is trapped in his life and
has both feet stuck in
cement of his own mak-
ing. He cannot make a
decision, even when not
doing so might mean los-
ing everything.
Ruth is captivating in


that her responses to
everything going on
around her are genuine,
and her emotions seem
completely real. She
makes us- sympathize
with, and feel for Ruth
every step of the way.
The play, of course,
revolves around Ruth
and Austin. He has spent
his entire life convinced
that something terrible is
bound to happen to him
We are taken to a ter-
race overlooking Boston
Harbor. There' a party
inside, but a chill in the
air outside, where Ruth
and Austin are reunited.
He has the opportunity to
rekindle a brief
encounter many years
ago, during the "after col-
lege but before marriage"
period.
Ruth remembers the
event perfectly, including
the words Austin spoke,
which she has never for-
gotten.
Austin needs some
help remembering, but
when he finally does, it is
the beginning of an emo-
tional roller coaster
about life, love, missed
opportunities and last
chances. .
Ruth's personal life is
in such a turmoil that


mutual friends look to
Austin as Ruth's last shot
at normalcy. She will
help loosen Austin from
the grip of years of
depression and lifeless-
ness, while a bevy of free
spirited other guests rally
around, and remind them
of the infinite possibili-
ties that life holds, should
one only choose to pursue
them.-
This cadre of actors,
little more than stereo-
types, provide laughs and
help to advance the plot.
They enter .and exit fre-
quently, sometimes at
inopportune moments,
and always interrupting
Ruth and Austin.
Sometimes they make
the audience wish they
would just go away, so. we
can get on with the more
important stuff.
It a credit to the leads
that they make these
stock characters seem so
unnecessary, as Ruth and
Austin create the empa-
thy that makes audiences
love them.
Call the Opera House
at 997-4242 for reserva-
tions for next weekend's
shows.
A pleasant evening is
guaranteed, along with
good food.


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Impact Fees


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tion of these buildings.
The spreadsheet showed
that under the current impact
fee schedule, a home or mobile
home pays $3,166.29 in impact
fees. Meanwhile, Fred's would
have paid $121,588.25; Gerry
Medical Clinic, $79,490.25; and
the Methodist Fellowship Hall,
$17,572.43. The presentation
shpwed that, depending to
what degree commissioners re-
duced or eliminated the rates,
the corresponding impact fees
would drop accordingly, and in
some scenarios significantly
Attorney Heather Enci-
nosa, of the law firm of
Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson,
which drafted Jefferson
County's impact fees ordi-
nance, next addressed commis-
sioners on the four legal
options that existed, relative to
the ordinance. Commissioners,
she said, could repeal the im-
pact fees, declare a morato-
rium, reduce the rates, or
introduce a program that al-
lowed residents to pay the fees
over time.
She understood that as
public officials, the commis-
sioners were inder political
pressure to act, she said. But
she wanted them to under-
stand that the current eco-
nomic downturn was
extremely complicated and the
result of many factors and
would not respond readily to
local solutions such as the re-
duction of the impact fees.
That stated, she proceeded to
explain each of the options in
detail.
One thing that Encinosa
emphasized was that if com-
missioners opted for the reduc-
tion, the moratorium or the
installment pay plan, they
could revive the ordinance at
will when the economy im-
proved and development re-
turned. But if they repealed
the ordinance, she cautioned,
they would return to ground
zero. Meaning that if they de-
cided to impose impact fees in
the future, they would have to
pay a consultant to redo the
studies, draft the document
and go through the appropri-
ate public hearings.
Too, she, informed them
that the Legislature in the last
special session had set aside
$16 million to help counties


that reduced their impact fees
by 25 percent for 18 months.
This was money that was po-
tentially available to Jefferson
County, she said. Commission-
ers also had the choice of
granting exemptions from im-
pact fees, such as for institu-
tions, economic development,
and affordable housing, she
said.
"That, in a nutshell, are
the legal options," Encinosa
said. "The options all require
the enactment of a new ordi-
nance. But you can start from
scratch with your ordinance or
have one that comes back over
time."
Upon questioning from
commissioners and members
of the public, Encinosa clari-
fied that the state and federal
constitutions did not allow for
churches to be carved out for
special exemption. Rather the
exemption had to be specified
for institutions in general,
meaning that it had to include
government offices, nonprofits
organizations and such. It also
meant that the county would
then have to use taxpayers'
money to pay the impact fees
for these exempted institu-
tions, she said.
Interestingly too, she
pointed out that funds from the
transportation impact fees
could be used to pave dirt
roads, provided the particular
road met the definition of a
collector road. Too, the trans-
portation impact fee funding
could be used to pave roads
outside the zones where the
fees were collected, provided
the road to be improved was an
arterial road, meaning that its
benefited the entire county
From the start of the dis-'
cussion, commissioners were
pretty much in agreement that
the ambulance and fire protec-
tion should remain, if not in-
tact,. thai. in reduced form.
Even Fulford conceded the le-
gitimacy of the ambulance
and fire protection impact fees,
especially after Fire Rescue
Chief Jim Billberry argued
that the present funding was
inadequate to keep his depart-
ment operational, let alone
allow it to expand its services.
Meanwhile, the Lloyd area
was growing and would soon
require its own fire and ambu-


Superintendent


career theme.
Brumfield said his idea
is to establish four career
paths, which the students
would pick up in 9th grade
and complete in 12th grade.
The four paths being con-
templated are health sci-
ences, digital design and
graphic arts, construction,
and business technology
Upon completion of the
academies, Brumfield said
the participants will be
given a test, which if they
pass, will earn them certifi-
cation in the particular
field. The individual can
then either enter the work-
force as a certified member
of the profession or con-
tinue on to college.
Brumfield said that be-
sides being required by law,
the career academies are a
response to the often-heard
criticism stated most
prevalently during School
Board and School Superin-
tendents races that not all
students are fit for, or inter-
ested in, attending college,


and that the school district
is doing these students a dis-
service by not training them
for a trade.
Although not vocational
classes in the strictest or
traditional sense of the
word, the career academies
accomplish the aim of
preparing students to enter
the workforce after high'
school graduation, if that is
what the individual desires,
he said. They also prepare
the student for college, if
the latter is the career path
that the individual should
desire to pursue.
Nor will the academies
become the dumping
grounds for the less moti-
vated students or will ESE
students be excluded from
participating in the acade-
mies, Brumfield said.
School Board Member
Marianne Arbulu is one
who expressed concern at
the Jan. 21 workshop rela-
tive to the career academies.
She wondered about the
funding for the academies


Murder Suspect


cure evidence, which, in
turn, resulted in the ar-
rest of Mdore..
The arrest is the re-
sult of an investigation
by the Madison Police
Department and special
agents from the FDLE
Live Oak Field Office.
The FDLE Crime Lab
also assisted in the inves-
tigation and Jefferson
County deputies made
the arrest.


Moore was trans-
ported to the Jefferson
County Jail, where he
was processed and later
turned over to the Madi-
son County authorities to
face charges.
"I would like to com-
mend the investigators
of the Madison Police De-
partment and FDLE
agents for their tenacity
and endurance in solving
this case," said Madison


lance station to meet the in-
creasing demand in the area,
he said. Absent the impact fees
funding, his department
would simply not be able to
meet that demand, he said.
The discussion finally
came down to Boyd and
Joyner's similar proposals,
which only differed in relation
to the partial or full reduction
of the ambulance and fire pro-
tection impact fees.
"The idea," as Boyd put it,
"is to dial back the fees so that
they are not as onerous. I
guess you can say it's a
shadow elimination, but it
leaves them in place so that
when we need them we can
dial them back up. This will
give us flexibility It would
bring us as close to eliminat-
ing them without eliminating
them."
One of a few to address
the commission on the issue
from the public was Paul
Michael, the apparent head of
the Citizens for a Strong Econ-
omy Michael reiterated his ar-
gument that Jefferson County
was the only county in the
area that imposed impact fees,
that the local road's traffic-
bearing capacities were un-
derutilized and would remain
so as far out as 2030, and that
any capital improvement proj-
ects that the impact fees fi-
nanced would have be growth
necessitated, a difficult thing
to show.
Bottom line, he argued
that the impact fees should be
repealed because they put an
economic hardship on resi-
dents and businesses and
acted as an obstacle to eco-
nomic development.
"We've spent most of this
evening talking about legali-
ties," Michael said. 'I've tried
to frame this as an economic
issue. That's the philosophy
that we should be wrapping
our minds around."
The commission nonethe-
less stuck to Boyd and
Joyner's proposals, instruct-
ing Planning Attorney Scott
Shirley and County Attorney
Paula Sparkman to draft ordi-
nance language that included
the two proposals for consid-
eration and possible adoption
of one of the two at the Feb. 19
evening meeting.

Cont. From Page 1


and worried that the aca-
demically inclined students
might get shortchanged in
the deal. But the discussion
never proceeded beyond her
expressed concerns, at least
not at the particular work-
shop.
Brumfield told the News
that the district already has
the people in place to teach
the career academies
classes and that what addi-
tional training these indi-
viduals will require the,
FDOE will provide. He said
he was committed to ensur-
ing that the school had only
the best-qualified instruc-
tors.
"The kids who are be-
hind in credits will be given
credit remedial so that they
don't drop out," Brumfield
said. "But we will still have
honors and AP classes. Aca-
demics will still be the main
thing but those who want it
will get training in a career.
This is something that I
promised I would look into
when I was running."


Count. From Page 1


Chief of Police Rick
Davis. "We were success-
ful because of the part-
nership these
investigators and agen-
cies have developed over
the years. Much of our
success is due to our mu-
tual partnerships with
these agencies and to the
forensic and investiga-
tive assistance of the
Florida Department of
Law Enforcement."


County?"
"We were busy the whole
time," Wideman said. "Twelve
hundred people in the Villages
now know where Jefferson
County is located. People were
drawn to our displays of old
houses. They didn't know such
a place existed in Florida. But
it made us realize that we need
to be more visual."
She said the visit had gen-
erated much interest, with
many Villages residents ex-
pressing a desire to visit here
and stay in one of the bed-and-
breakfast inns. She said the
abiding interest was for day
trips. The Villages is about
three hours from Monticello.
"We definitely made good
contacts," Wideman said. "It's
something that we need to do
again."
Clyde Simpson, who with
Merry Ann Frisby makes up
the brochure committee, re-
ported progress on the com-
mittee's assigned project,
which is the development of
brochure that can be used to
promote Monticello and Jeffer-
son County Simpson said Ben
Tomlin, whom he described as
computer whiz,kid, was doing


Groundhog


the brochure's artwork and
should have a mockup by the
March meeting. Wideman
added that Tomlin had also
helped her correct some prob-
lems she had been having with
the TDC's website, so that she
was now able to keep the site
updated. The TDC's website
and related links can be found
at www.JeffersonCoun-
tvFlorida.com.
As for the Bike Florida
event, which will bring hun-
dreds of bicyclists here on
March 31 and April 1, Wide-
man said the number of ex-
pected bicyclists would not
tbethe 800 or so of past years.
"Their numbers are down
to 400 bicyclists this year,"
Wideman said.
The good' news was that
John Lilly, head of the 4-H pro-
gram at the Jefferson County
Extension Office, had offered
to donate the 4-H bus for the
shuttling of the bicyclists be-
tween the town and the high
school near Drifton, where the
group will be staying the night.
Absent the 4-H bus, the TDC
would have had to rent the bus
from school district, which was
asking a $30 hourly fee plus a


mileage charge, she said.
Wideman reported that the
group's revenues from the De-
partment of Revenue (DOR)
were holding steady, despite
the economic downturn. The
TDO gets its money from the
two-cents bed tax charged to
visitors who stay in the differ-
ent motels, bed-and- breakfast
inns and other lodging facili-
ties in the county The finance
report showed that the TDC
had. a balance of $44,228.50 at
the end of January
Simpson and Inmon, of
Willow Pond Plantation and
the Denham House Bed and
Breakfast respectively, re-
ported higher revenues in
their businesses, which in-
creases they attributed to the
work of the TDC.
Steven Horn, of the Drum-
mond Print Company, also
made a presentation to the
group, basically pitching his
company's services. Horn of-
fered to print and ship the
group's promotional
brochures and other literature
and do in it way that would
save the TDC money The
group agreed to consider the
proposal.


Cont. From Page 1


international, acclaim. Feb. 2, 1887. Per the event's official
Punxsutawney reportedly According to the tradi- website, Groundhog.org,
held its first Groundhog Day, tion,. Punxsutawney Phil Phil announced to the Inner
which has now become a makes his pronouncement Circle: "A bright sky above
tourist attraction and was to a select group of handlers me showed my shadow be-
the subject of a 1983 movie who wear top hats and are side me. So, six more weeks
comedy with Bill Murray, on known as the Inner Circle. of winter it will be."

Monticello News Cont. From Page 1


for years to come."
The newspaper's new ad-
dress is 180 West Washington
Street, in what was formerly
Jake's Restaurant, just west
and across the street from the
courthouse and north of the
Monticello Opera House. The
move puts the paper and its
staff in the heart of the town's
activities, where a newspaper
should be.
Actually, the move is a
homecoming of sorts for the
Monticello News, which was
previously located in the
building behind Edenfield on
Dogwood Street from 1984 to
2004, when it moved to its
North Jefferson Street loca-
tion. From 1976 to 1984, the
News was. located on the
northeast corner of the court-
house circle, in what is now
the Antique Store.
Prior to 1976, according to
former News Publisher Ron
Cichon, the News was located


on Dogwood Street, on the site
of what is now the First Pres-
byterian Church's Fellowship
Hall.
The phone number for the


newspaper remains (850) 997-
3568, and the email address re-
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THE JEFFERSON COUNTY

SCHOOL BOARD


Announces the regular school board meeting to which
the public is invited. The meeting will be held at the
Desmond M. Bishop Administration Building on Mon-
day, February 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

Agendas may be picked up at the district office at 1490
W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL. Monday
through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A
copy of the school board packet will be available for
review at the district office on Tuesday, October 2,
2007.


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FEBRUARY 4-8
Revival "It's All About
SJesus, Looking Backwards
To See Forward" Wednes-
day through Sunday at First
United Methodist Church.
* The spiritual theme relates
to a scripture from 2 Chron-
icles pertaining to hum-
bling yourselves, and to
Revive you spiritually
Wednesday the revival will
begin at 7 p.m., immediately.
following the Fellowship
Supper in the family min-


Eleanor Kotyuk, 87,
died Sunday, January 11,
2009 at Centre Pointe
Health & Rehabilitation in
Tallahassee, Florida'.
Eleanor was born in
Benton Harbor, Michigan
and lived in Greenville
-Florida for over 20 years.
She is survived by her
grandson, Paul Snowden


istry center. Thursday arid
Friday cookies and fellow-
ship will follow the 7 p.m. re-
vival. Saturday will be filled
with music. Sunday there
will be a rededication serv-
ice of the 120 year-old
church beginning at 10 a.m.
presented by Rev. Antonio
Fernandez, district superin-
tendent. There will be no
Sunday School. The service
will be followed by a cov-
ered dish luncheon. For
more details contact Pat


and granddaughter, Diane
Hiers, both of Tallahassee
and her brother-in-law,
John Kotyuk of St. Joseph.
Michigan. She is pre-
ceded in death by her hus-
band, Robert Kotyuk,
daughter, Gayle Wheeler-
Snowden, and grand-
daughter, Suzanne
Snowden.


Powell, Evangelism Com-
mittee Chairman at 997-8373
or the church at 997-
5545. Scheduled guest
speakers will include Fer-
nandez, Rev. Dale Locke,
Rev. Art McClellan, and Dr.
Tom Price.
FEBRUARY 5 AND 26
The WILD Bookmobile
will be in the area on Thurs-
day, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the
Monticello Christian Acad-
emy, 1590 North Jefferson
Street; and from 3:15 to 4
p.m. at the Jefferson Arms
Apartment. Bookmobile
services are made available
through a State of Florida
Communities Caring
Grant.
FEBRUARY 5
First Baptist Church
Relay For Life Team will
host a BBQ Chicken Dinner
12 p.m. until the chicken is
gone on Thursday in the
church fellowship hall on
West Washington Street.
FEBRUARY 5
The Business Commu-
nity Prayer Breakfast and
meeting will be held 7 to 8
.a.m. on the first Thursday


of the month. County Com-
missioner Stephen Fulford
will present the program at
Elizabeth Baptist Church.
Plan to attend, and bring a
friend. For more location in-
formation contact Coordi-
nator L. Gary Wright at
997-5705, 933-5567, or
lgwright39@embarqmail.co
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FEBRUARY
Girl Scout leaders and
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m. on
the first Thursday of every
month at the Eagle's Nest
on Soith Water Street for a
general meeting. Contact
Vicki Adams for more in-
formation at 386-2131, or
vadams@gscab.org
FEBRUARY 6
Ashville Area Volun-
teer Fire Department meets
6:30 p.m. on the first Friday
of each month at the fire
station. Contact Fire Chief
John Staffieri at 997-6807 for
more details.
FEBRUARY 6 AND 7
Monticello Opera
House presents Later Life, a
romantic comedy dinner
theater production, and


Austin and Ruth, a couple
who shared one romantic
afternoon in Italy 30 years
ago, meet by chance at a
party in Boston. Will they
get together for the rela-
tionship that never quite
happened all those years
ago? Is Ruth stable enough?
Is Austin too stuffy? Will
their eager-to-meddle
friends help? What about
the parade of oddball char-
acters who keep interrupt-
ing their reminiscences?
Here's the bonus: YOU get
to pick the ending! Each au-
dience will vote for the con-
clusion they want to see.
The doors open Friday and
Saturday 6:30 p.m., dinner is
at 7 p.m. and the show starts
at 8 p.m. in the dining room.
Tickets are $35 for dinner
and the show, with dis-
counts for members. Reser-
vations are needed. Call
997-4242.
FEBRUARY 6 AND 27
The WILD Bookmobile
will be in the area on Friday
at the Lloyd Post Office, 7
Main Street, from 3:30 to 4
p.m.; and at the Lament


Chevron Fast Track, high-
way 27, from 4:30 to 5:30
p.m.; and Union Hill AME
Church, off highway 259 in
Wacissa, from 6:00 to 6:30
p.m. Services are made pos-
.sible by a State of Florida
Communities in Caring
Grant.
FEBRUARY 7
Monticello Boys and
Girls Club students will
sponsor a Bake Sale 8 to 11
a.m. Saturday in front of
the downtown post office.
Students and parents will
offer fresh baked treats for
sale, with all proceeds going
to the Natalie Eades Fund.
FEBRUARY 7
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.
FEBRUARY 7 AND 8
Reiki I and II Workshop
Saturday and Sunday with
Miesha Larkins at One
Heart Earth Center in Mon-
ticello. Space is limited;
sign .up at rain-
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UWBB Offers Free McClellan Promoted To Bank Vice-President


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Greg W. Funkhouser, president
of Rabun County Bank, Clayton,
GA, announced recently that vet-
eran banker Laura McClellan has
been promoted to vice president and
will continue to manage the bank's
Deposit Operations Department, in-
cluding Accounting, Customer Serv-
ice, and Teller Line Staff.
McClellan has more than 25-
years of banking experience and
joined Rabun County Bank in 1994.
Most recently, she served as As-
sistant Vice President and Manager
of Deposit Operations.


Laura McClellan


Prior to joining Rabun County
Bank, she was affiliated with Farm-
ers and Merchants Bank'in Monti-
cello, FL.
She is the daughter of Trudy
and Fred Stokley of Monticello.
She and her husband David have
two children, Audrey and Kyle.
Among her hobbies are: horse-
back riding and camping.
"Laura has distinguished her-
self for many years in our deposit
operations area," Funkhouser said.
"I'm pleased to announce this well-
deserved promotion in recognizing
her efforts that directly contribute
to the quality of service we provide
to our customers and communities."


Founder's Learn- Dish Gardening


In an effort to help peo-
ple gain access to more
than $5 million of un-
claimed Earned Income
Tax Credit (EITC,) United
Way of the Big Bend
(UWBB) and its partners
aim to increase awareness
of the beneficial credit on
EITC Day, January 30, and
the free tax-preparation-
and-filing service that is
now available through
April 15.
EITC Day aims to raise
awareness, encourage free
tax preparation, filing
that's now available to
area low-to-moderate-
income families and indi-
viduals .
The Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance (VITA)
program is available to
residents in Jefferson,
Leon, Gadsden, and
Wakulla counties with a
household income of
$56,000 or less as part of
UWBB's BEST (Believe,
Earn, Save, Thrive) Proj-
ect, and its ultimate goal is
to maximize tax refunds.
This year, eligible fam-
ilies can get as much as
$4,824 from the EITC, and
more if they qualify for
the CTC.
People who missed fil-
ing for the Economic Stim-
ulus Payment in 2008 have
a second chance to do so
during this tax season.
It's now referred to the
Recovery' Rebate Credit
and the payment can be
claimed in 2009.
Not only will we check
for these credits and more,
we'll complete tax returns
from start to finish for
free.
Why would any person
who qualifies pay to get
their taxes done when
.they can do it for free?
VITA volunteers are
trained to ensure that eli-
gible families take advan-.
tage of credits like these,
which can increase a fam-
ily's annual income up to
15 percent, Clements said.


Eligibility for the
EITC.is based on income
level, marital status and
number of dependent chil-
dren.
As your earned in-
come rises, the amount of
EITC you are eligible for
also rises.
For example, a single
person between the ages
of 24 and 64 who made less
than $12,880 would get an
estimated $438.
A family earning less
than $33,995 with 'one
child living with them
would get an estimated
$2,917, and a family earn-
ing less than $38,646 with
more than one child living
with them would get an es-
timated $4,824.
VITA has no fees or
hidden expenses, Brandt
noted. Returns are e-filed
so people will receive
their refund in 10 days or
fewer.
For dates, times, loca-
tions, and a checklist of
what to bring, residents
can dial 211 or visit
theBESTproject.org
According to the IRS'
Big Bend statistics for last
year's VITA service,
$885,065 of EITC were
claimed for the 2007 tax
year when compared to
$248,000 for the previous
year.
Citizen's who received
free tax preparation and
filing at VITA sites in-
creased from 623 to 4,284.
Those, refunds added
up to $2,958,387 as com-
pared to $665,600 the pre-
vious year, which is an
increase of $2,292,787.
People who believe
they'll want to take advan-
tage of this tax service
can also check the follow-
ing criteria for the EITC.
To find out more about
this offering contact
Roger Luke, vice-presi-
dent of communications
at 414-0862 or visit United
Way of the Big Bend on-
line at www.uwbb.org.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Founder's Garden Cir-
cle members began the
New Year learning about
dish, gardening, with a
demonstration from Mon-
ticello Garden Club Presi-
dent Jan Wadsworth.
She taught how to
plant and care for the gar-
den, and how to choose
plants that will grow well
in a small container and
compliment each other.
Wadsworth shopped
and selected all the plants
she used during this pres-
entation on Thursday, Jan.
8 at the Monticello
Woman's Club.
The group also ex-
pressed their delight at a
surprise from Lisa McGin-
ley of Brynwood Nursing
Center.
McGinley said the
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This was well received
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some garden and cuisine
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Kiwanians Hear About Breast Cancer


IVIuIIIuIIU e IvtW rIIULU Duy ucuumIC napp I an. il c.uuj
Chamber President Bob Davison and Director Mary Frances Gramling welcome new
Jefferson County business owners Tarri and Dennis McGinnis, with Seventh Heaven Flea
Market and Bazaar.

Chamber Hears rom New Business


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
At a recent meeting,
Chamber members lis-
tened to the future plans
and goals of Tarri and Den-
nis McGinnis for their new
business venture, Seventh
Heaven Flea Market and
Bazaar.
The family owned and
operated establishment
opened in Dec. 2008, in the
former apron factory build-
ings, just south of town on
US 19, and is expected to
eventually offer 300 indi-
vidual vendor booths,
monthly auctions, car
shows, arcades, bingo, 'in-
formational meeting
rooms, and even ponpyrides
for the children.
They also plan to have a
"feature booth" regularly
at no charge. Be it a local
business, organization,
church, or group.
They would like to
eventually host community
events inside and outside
also; such as cook-offs, Bar-
becues, horseshoe tourna-


ments, and lawn tractor
rides and races.
They especially thank
the business community
for making their transition
here a pleasant move.
"Everyone's been helpful
and so kind here in Jeffer-
son County,'"said Dennis.
.Opening day they wel-
comed some 750 patrons
into the establishment.
When asked how they got
so many people to drop in


they said "through word-of-
mouth, billboard advertis-
ing, flyers, business
Employee rooms, posters,
American Advertising,
Channel 6 News, and we
asked a lot of questions of
a lot of people."
The McGinnis' are
open to suggestions and
ideas, and may be reached
at 997-7247 anytime.
The flea market is
opened daily 9 a.m. until.


Tarri and Dennis McGinnis talk to Chamber members
about their new business venture, Seventh Heaven Flea
Market and Bazaar.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The February Career
Coach Mobile Lab schedule
for Monticello is Wednesday
Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb.
25, across from the First
Baptist Church.
All mobile, services
hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Employment Connec-
tions has been designated a
Ticket to Work Employment
Network (EN) by the Social
Security Administration
(SSA).
Anyone who has been is-
sued a Ticket to Work by
SSA and is interested in re-
turning to work may contact
Employment Connections
and ask to speak with a
Ticket to Work Career Con-
sultant.
Florida Ready to Work is
a credentialed program of-.
fered by the State of Florida.
Job seekers may register
for Florida Ready to Work by
visiting or calling Employ-
ment Connections.
Once registered, job-
seekers can build their skill
level in a number of subject
areas and then take the cor-


responding assessments.
When a job seeker earns
a passing score in the as-
sessment, they become,
Florida Ready to Work Cer-
tified.
When attached to an ap-
plication or resume, an em-
ployer will know what skills
the jobseeker possesses;
taking the guesswork out of
hiring.
Employment Connec-
tions' regional office is lo-
cated in Madison at 200
West Base Street, second
floor of the Wachovia Bank
Building.
Customer service hours
are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday
This office will be
closed to customers on Feb-
ruary 16.
This center provides job
search assistance, assess-
ments, interest inventories,
resume and application as-
sistance, as well as special-
ized services for eligible
individuals. I n
addition, Connect Point
Kiosks, located within the
libraries of Monticello,
Japer, and Mayo are avail-
able for use during regular


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ACCIDENTS


library hours.
More information can
be found at www.Employ-
mentConnections.org or by
calling 973-WORK (toll free
866/367-4758).
Employment Connec-
tions will be moving to a
new location soon. Watch
closely for more details.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello Kiwa-
nis Club learned about
breast" cancer from the
Jefferson County Health
Department staff, at their
Wednesday, Jan. 14, meet-
ing.
Sonia McNelis, MD,
MPH and Anne Robinson,
chronic disease health ed-
ucatQr, guided Kiwanians
through a power point
presentation of informa-
tive material and updates
on breast cancer.
The presentation was
directed to the men in the
life of all women, and the
women in the life of all
men.
Breast cancer facts'
and percentages were pre-
sented, and the presenters
commented about them-
selves and how they came
to be with the Health De-
partment here.

Caminez

Celebrates 25

Years Of

Legal Board

Certification

Monticello Attorney
Jon D. Caminez is among
the 226 Florida Bar mem-
bers who earned legal
board certification in
civil trial or tax law.
Caminez, of Caminez
Brown & Hardee P.A. in
Monticello, earned civil
trial board certification
in 1983 and has remained
certified for 25 years.
Certified attorneys
are the only Florida
lawyers allowed to iden-
tify or advertise them-
selves as specialists or
experts.
Florida's board certi-
fication program contin-
ues to reach milestones
in its missions to help the
public identify legal spe-
cialists and make in-
formed decisions when
selecting lawyers.


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Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp Jan. 14, 2009.
Anne Robinson, chronic disease health educator and
Sonia McNelis, MD, MPH, with the Jefferson County Health
Department, presented a program to the Kiwanians, about
breast cancer and the importance of early detection.


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Florida Peanut Producers 34th Jefferson Arts In February


U Annual Membership Meeting
DEBBIE SNAPP spouses are invited to at-
Monticello News tend.
Staff Writer Registration will,begin
The 34th Annual Mem- at 6:30 p.m. (CST) followed
bership Meeting of the by the traditional smoked
Florida Peanut Producers steak dinner.
will be held Thursday, Feb. The association is proud
26 at the Jackson County of the involvement this year
Agriculture Conference both instate and nationally
Center, 2741 Penn Avenue, in in peanut production, edu-
Marianna, FL. cation, and research and in-
The theme this year is vites its members out for, a
"A Peanut Round-Up" and night of food and fun.
an informative meeting has For more details contact
been planned. Sherry Saunders pr, Ken
All peanut growers and Barton at 526-2590.

Life Line Screening

Available Here


Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, January 21, 2009
This sign was recently erected in front of the county
collection site on Mamie Scott Drive. It is doubtful that the
painter's supervisor has yet to see the sign, as the word
"except" is spelled incorrectly on both sides.

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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Residents living in and
around the Monticello
community can be
screened to help prevent a
stroke, beginning at 9 a.m.,
Feb. 10, at the Woman's
Club, on Pearl Street.
The complete screen-
ing package includes a new
heart rhythm screening,
checking for irregular
heartbeat, which is a major
risk factor for stroke.
Life Line Screening,
the nations leading
provider of preventive
health screening, stroke,
also known as a "brain at-
tack," is ranked as the
third leading cause 6f
death in the United States:
and often occurs without
,Aar ing. :
In fact, four out of five
people who suffer a stroke
have no apparent warning
signs prior to a stroke.


The good news is that
with early detection 80 per-
cent of strokes can be pre-
vented.
Screenings are pain-
less, accurate, and afford-
able.
They help identify po-
tential health problems
such as blocked arteries
and irregular heart
rhythm, abdominal aortic
aneurysms, and hardening
of the parties in the legs,
which is a strong predictor
of heart disease.
A bone density screen-
ing to assess osteoporosis
risk is also offered and is
appropriate for both men
and women. Register now
for a Wellness Package
with Heart Rhythm. All
five screenings take 60-90
minutes to complete.
For more information,
or to schedule an appoint-
ment, call 1-877-237-1287.
Pre-registration is re-
quired.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson Arts, Inc. an-
nounces a new exhibit open-
ing Saturday, Feb. 7,
featuring local acrylic
painter Linda Van Beck.
Since her 1975 solo exhi-
bition at LeMoyne Art
Foundation, Van Beck has
exhibited abstract land-
scape paintings that reflect
her daily contact with na-.
ture.
Recent work captures
the subtle moods of differ-
ent moments in the day and
different times of the year.
Using acrylic products
on wood panels, Van Beck
strives to create a oneness
with the viewer and nature
through elements of Japan-
ese style: simplicity, com-
pactness, elegance and
vigor.
Van Beck has been ac-


tive as an artist and advo-
cate for the visual arts in
the Tallahassee area for
more than 30 years.
Enjoy free refreshments
and meet the artist, Satur-
day, Feb. 7, between 2 to 4
p.m. in the gallery.
The exhibit is free and
open to the public. It will be
on display until Feb. 28, at
the Gallery located at 575
West Washington Street.
The Gallery is open
Wednesday and Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by
appointment.
Jefferson Arts, Inc. is a
non-profit group with a goal
of promoting art and art ed-
ucation in the Monticello
area of North Florida and
South Georgia.
For more information,
contact the Gallery at 997-
3311 or visit our website at
www.jeffersonartsgalleryco
m


Major Peanut Butter Jar

Brands Not Affected By Recall


ZELLA SCOTT
County Farm Bureau
On behalf of Florida's
peanut farmers, the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation
reminds consumers that
the peanut butter/peanut
butter paste recall does not
apply to most major brands
of peanut butter.
The recall applies to a
limited amount of food
.products containing peanut
butter or peanut butter
paste,.
The Food.and Drug Ad-
ministration (FDA) is con-
ducting an investigation
into the source of the Sal-
monella Typhimurium out-
break. At this time, thd
FDA,. the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and prevention
(CDC) and state partners,
have traced sources of Sal-
monella Typhimurium con-
tamination to a plant owned
by Peanut Corporation of
America (PCA).
PCA manufactures
peanut butter and peanut
butter paste distributed to
food manufacturers to be
used as an ingredient in
many commercially pro-
duced products including
cakes, cookies, crackers,
candies, cereals and ice
cream.
The FDA has created a
searchable list of products


and brands associated with
the PCA recall. This list is
available on the FDA web-
site at: http://www.access-
data.fda.gov/scripts/peanut
butterrecall/index.cfm.
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the source of the most com-
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Healthy persons infected
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It can cause serious or fatal
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Even though food borne
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and around the world.
The Florida Farm Bu-
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states largest general-inter-
est agricultural association
with about 138,000 member-
families statewide.
Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation
is an independent, non-
profit agricultural organi-
zation. More information
about Florida Farm Bureau
is available on the organiza-
tions website,
http://floridafarmbureau.o
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Centennial Celebration DEBBIE
Staff Writer
First Baptist Church will sponsor a
S- Relay For Life Barbeque Chicken Din-
...,i ' ner fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 5, be-
ginning at 11 a.m., in the fellowship hall.
The dinner will cost $7.00 per plate
and will include tea, chicken, salad,
baked beans, bread, and dessert.
Diners may eat-in or take-out.
The First Baptist Church team will
... begin serving at 11 a.m. and will serve
until they run out of chicken, which
may be at suppertime.
The First Baptist Church is located
on the corner of East Washington Street
and Olive Street and the phone number
is 997-2349.
SSupport our community and each
-' other in these fundraisers.


COUNTY


VFW Community
Forums Slated


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff ilriter
Veterans of For-
eign Wars Post 251
and the Ladies Aux-
iliary will be hosting
a series of commu-
nity forums
throughout the year
in each district: the
first in this district
(3) is slated 7 p.m..
Thursday. Feb. 12 in
the Boland Commu-
nity at the Pine
Grove Missionary
Baptist Church. ,
The purpose of
these forums is to es-


tablish a dialogue
from each district to
address concerns of
the residents of their
perspective district.
The goal of these
forums is to recog-
nize and identify
any incongruities or
disparities in the
district community
and ultimately un-
dergo a resolution
for those concerns.
For further in-
formation contact
VFW Post 251 Com-
mander Byron Barn-
hart at 251-0386.


County Forester, Mike Humphrey, left, demonstrates to 4-Hers how to use a dibble
to plant pine seedlings. From left, Humphrey, Janelle Bassa, Latoya Robinson, Lena
Odom, leshia Jones.


Photo Submitted
Local 4-Hers plant trees in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of 4-Hers
in Florida. From left, Latoya Robinson, Janelle Bassa, Mike Humphrey, leshia Jones and
Simone Williams.


RAY CICHON
Monticello News
Managing Editor
As part of the Florida
4-H Centennial Celebra-
tion, The 4-H Million Trees
Project, Division of
Forestry and Arbor Day
Foundation, all counties in
Florida with 4-H' Clubs
were asked to plant 20
trees, Country 4-H Coordi-
nator John Lilly ex-
plained.
Friday, Jan. 16, Mike
Humphrey, county
forester, and the county 4-
H Club joined forces to
plant 35 pine seedlings on
the campus of the former
Jefferson County High
School, on Water Street.
Local 4-Hers partici-
pating in the project were:


Lena Odom, Janelle Bassa,
Latoya Robinson, Simone
Williams, and leshia
Jones. Mike Humphrey,
county forester, coordi-
nated the Arbor Day event.
The planting of trees is
designed to help aid in the
fight against global cli-
mate change. The 4-H Mil-
lion Trees Project's vision
of 1 million new trees
planted by 4-H youth, from
some 90,000 clubs and
units across the United
States and Canada means:
*Trees improve local
air quality.
*New trees absorb
runoff and bring ground-
water to the surface.
*Shade from these
trees can help cool build-
ings, reducing air condi-


tioning electricity needs,
and eliminating pollution
and carbon emissions as-
sociated with this power
generation.
*Offsetting greenhouse
gas emissions from fossil
fuel combustion by ab-
sorbing and sequestering
about 48,000,000 million
pounds of atmospheric
carbon dioxide per year.
*New trees make up
for trees lost to deforesta-
tion worldwide.
*7,000,000 4-H youth
learn they can personally
help change the world.
*4-HMT hopes to em-
power a generation of lead-
ers by teaching them they
can make a difference,
both individually and as a
group.


The Jefferson County Recvclina


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, shipDing 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 dropthem 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.


Photo Submitted Photo Submitted
Latoya Robinson, left, and Janelle Bassa shown plant- Latoya Robinson,
ing trees. shown planting a tree.


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Savannah Williams is the daughter of Cindy Wainwright Jodie Bradford whowas accompanied by her parents
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Chelsea Dobson was accompanied by her parents
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Randy Perry was accompanied by his parents
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Luke Witmer is the son of Georgia Bellegarde and Buddy Witmer


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News'
Staff Writer
Aucilla seniors who partici-
pated in basketball, cheerleading,
and cross-country were honored
mid-court, Thursday Jan. 29 dur-
ing half time in the game against
Hamilton County
The Aucilla Athletic Boosters
sponsored the special recognition
for seniors and their families to
commemorate the last time the
seniors will play. or cheer in Au-
cilla's gym as a team. The seniors
arnd their families were thanked
for the commitment'they made to
the ACA athletic program.
The recognition began with
the cross-country runners. During
their seven years of participation
on the cross-country team, the
girls have represented Aucilla five
times at the State Championship
Meet.
Angela McCune was escorted
by her father, David McCune, of
Greenville. She has been running
for ACA's cross-country team for
seven years. After she graduates,
she plans to attend North Florida
Community College.
Michaela Roccanti is the
daughter of Richard and Kim Roc-.
canti, of Tallahassee. She has been
running for Aucilla's cross-coun-
try team for seven years and also
served as its captain. In the fall,
she will be attending Tallahassee
Community College.
Each of the girls was then
presented with a team portrait au-
tographed by all of their team
members.
.Cheerleaders honored in-
cluded; Rhegan Clark escorted by
her mother, Rhea Forehand, of La-
mont. She has been a cheerleader
at Aucilla Christian Academy for
two years. After graduation, she
plans on attending Tallahassee
Community College's nursing pro-

Kasey Joiner is the daughter
of Don arid:'ricia Joiner, of Mon-
ticello. She has been an Aucilla
cheerleader for five years. She
plans on attending Southwest
-Georgia Technical College to pur-
sue a career in Pediatric Nursing
after she graduates.
Erin Kelly is the daughter of
Jeanna Kelly, of Monticello and
Ken Kelly, of Jesup, GA. Her
mother escorted her. She is cap-
tain of Aucilla's cheerleading
squad and has been cheering for
six years. After graduation, she
will attend Southwest Georgia
Technical College to pursue a ca-
reer in radiology.
Katelyn Levine was escorted
by her parents Dale Levine and
Mark Levine, of Tallahassee. She
has been cheering for Aucilla for
six years. In the fall, she will at-
tend the University of South
Florida pursuing a law degree.
Savannah Reams is the
daughter of Kim and Joe Reams,
of Greenville. She has been a
cheerleader for ACA for five years.
After graduation, she is planning
to attend college obtaining a Mas-
ter's degreO in Early Childhood
Education.
Each of the young ladies was
presented with a megaphone
signed by their teammates.
There were two girls who
served Aucilla both as a cheer-
leaders and a basketball players.
They were; Mallory Plaines who


was accompanied by her parents,
Marsha and Bobby Plaines, of
Monticello. She has been a cheer-
leader for three years and is Co-
captain of the team. She is also
captain of:the Aucilla girl's var-
sity basketball team and has
played basketball for six years.
After graduation, she plans
on attending Auburn University
pursuing a degree either in early
childhood education or* sports
medicine.
Savannah Williams is the
daughter of Cindy arid the 'ldte
Doug Wainwright, of Monticello
and Confhd Williams,'of-Lake
Park, GA. Her mother Cindy es-
corted her. She has been both a
cheerleader and basketball player
at Aucilla Christian Academy for
six years. In the fall, she will at-
tend Florida State University
seeking a degree in Optometry
Both were presented with a mega-
phone autographed by team mem-
bers, and a basketball
autographed by teammates..
S Additional seniors who
served on the girl's basketball
team included;
Jodie Bradford who was ac-
companied by her parents Pat
Bradford, of Quitman, GA. and
James Bradford, of Morven, GA.I
She has been playing basketball'
for Aucilla for six years. After
graduation, Jodie will be attend-
ing Valdosta Technical College
seeking a degree as an X-ray Tech-
nician.
Chelsea Dobson was accom-
panied by her parents Ronda and
Terry Dobson,'of Monticello. She.
has been a basketball player for
ACA for four years. She will at-
tend North Florida Community
College in the fall to finish her
A.A. degree, followed by Valdosta
State University where she will
seek a degree in dental hygiene.
Senior recognition erided
with the boy's basketball players.'
Each young man has served as
captain of the basketball team at
various times throughout the sea-
son.
Stephen Dollar is the son of
Theresa and Richard Dollar, of
Monticello. He has been a basket-
ball player at Aucilla for five
years. After he graduates, he will
attend Tallahassee Community
College seeking a degree in sports
medicine.
Randy Perry was accompa-
nied by his parents Tami and Rob-
bie Perry of Lamont. This was
his first year playing basketball
for ACA. After graduation he
plans on seeking a degree in busi-
ness.
Luke Witmer was accompa-
nied by his parents Georgia Belle-
garde, of Greenville and Buddy
Witmer, of Greenville. Luke has
played basketball for Aucilla for
six years. In the fall, he will attend
Florida State University pursuing
a Masters degree in Business.
The basketball players were
each presented with a basketball
signed by their teammates.
SConcluding the ceremony, the
seniors were applauded for the
years of effort and support to the
Aucilla athletic program. Princi-
pal Richard 'Finlayson spoke
about each of the seniors and
thanked them and their parents
for their continued dedication to
Aucilla throughout the years, and
the contributions they had made.









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SPORTS


JV Warriors Win Two of Three


FRAN HUNT
Monticello news
Staff Writer
JV Warriors won two of
the past three games and
stand 4-4 on the season. The
Warriors fell to Branford 48-
33.
They sunk 7 of 64 (11 per-
cent) from the field, 4 of 11 (36
percent) from the three-point
zone, and 7 of 25 (28 percent)
from the free-throw line for 33
points.
They accumulated 18 as-
sists, 10 offensive and 13 de-
fensive rebounds,. 19
block/steals and committed
11 turnovers.
Marcus Roberts dropped
in 1 of 5 (20 percent) from the
field, 1 of 1 (100 percent) from
the three-point zone, and 1 of
2 (50 percent) from the free-
throw line for 6 points, had 2
assists, 1 offensive rebound, 2
block/steals and 2 turnovers.
Tyler Jackson hit 2 of 9
(22 percent) from the field, 1
of 2 (50 percent) from the
three-point zone, and 1 of 2 (50
percent) from the free-throw
line, had 6 assists, 1
block/steal and 1 turnover.
Trent Roberts missed 9
from the field, had 4 assists, 2
offensive and 2 defensive re-
bounds, and 1 block/steal.
Corey Burrus netted 3 of
25 (12 percent) from the field,
and 2 of 8 (25 percent) from
the free-throw line, with 4 as-
sists, 4 offensive and 1 defen-
sive rebounds,. 4 block/steals
and 4 turnovers.
Kent Jones hit 1 of 12 (8
percent) from the field, 2 of 8
(25 percent) from the three-
point zone, and 1 of 8 (13 per-
cent) from the free-throw line,
with 1 offensive and 6 defen-
sive rebounds, and 3
block/steals.
... Spencer DePaola missed
3 from the field and dropped
in 2 of 4 (50 percent) from the
free-throw line, had 1 assist, 2
defensive rebounds, 8
block/steals and 3 turnovers.
Josh Funderburke
missed 1 from the field and
had 1 assist; GH Liford had 1
offensive and 1 defensive re-


bound and 1 turnover; Levi
Cobb had 1 offensive and 1 de-
fensive rebound; and Marcus
Evans missed 1 from the free-
throw line.
In their first game
against Monroe, Aucilla
downed their opponents, 45-
34. The Warriors hit 17 of 62
(27 percent) from the field,
dropped in 1 of 8 (13 percent)
from the three-point zone, and
netted 8 of 18 (44 percent)
from the free-throw line for 45
points, with 12 assists, 16 of-
fensive and 21 defensive re-
bounds, 12 block/steals and
12 turnovers.
Marcus Roberts hit 2 of 4
(50 percent) from the field,
and 1 of 2 (50 percent) from
the free-throw line, had 1 as-
sist, 1 offensive and 2 defen-
sive rebounds, 4 block/steals
and 2 turnovers.
Jackson missed 1 from
the field and 2 from the three-
point zone, with 3 assists, 1 de-
fensive rebound and 1
turnover.
Jones dropped in 3 of 19
(16 percent) from the field,
and 1 of 6 (17 percent) from
the free-throw line, with 1 as-
sist, 6 offensive and 4 defen-
sive rebounds, and 2
turnovers.
Liford hit 1 of 1 (100 per-
cent) from the field and
missed 2 from the free-throw
line for 2 points, with 2 as-
sists, 1 offensive and 1 defen-
sive rebound, and 1
block/steal.
Burrus bucketed 5 of 18
(28 percent) from the field,
and 5 of 8 (63 percent) from
the free-throw line for 15
points, with 6 assists, 1 offen-
sive and 4 defensive rebounds,
3 block/steals and :4
turnovers.
SCody Kelly netted 1, of 6
(17 percent) from the field,
and 2 of 2 (100 percent) from
the free-throw line for 4
points, had 2 defensive re-
bounds and 1 turnover..
DePaola dropped in 2 of 4
(40 percent) from the field, for
4 points, with 1 assist, 2 offen-
sive and 2 defensive rebounds,
and 3 block/steals.


Funderburke dropped in
3 of 6 (50 percent) from the
field for 6 points, with 5 offen-
sive and 4 defensive rebounds,
1block/steal and 2 turnovers.
Cody Allen missed 1 from
the field; and Evans missed 1
from the field and had 1 de-
fensive rebound.
During their second
game against Monroe, the
Warriors won 26-23. Aucilla
dropped in 9 of 43 (21 percent)
from the field, 2 of 9 (22 per-
cent) from the three-point
zone and netted 2 of 9 (22 per-
cent) from the free-throw line,
with 9 assists, 17 offensive
and 13 defensive rebounds, 17
block/steals and 25 turnovers.
Marcus Roberts hit 1 of 8
(17 percent) from the field, 1
of 3 (33 percent) from the
three-point zone and 1 of 2 (50
percent) from the free-throw
line, had 2 assists, 2 offensive
and 2 defensive rebounds,
Jackson netted 2 of 5 (40
percent) from the field, had 2
assists and Idefensive re-'
bound, and 4 turnovers.
Jones missed 7 from the
field and dropped in 1 of 4 (25
percent) from the free-throw
line for 1 point, with 1 assist,
5 offensive and 2 defensive re-
bounds, and 1 turnover.
Burrus dropped in 5 of 15
(33 percent) from the field, 1
of 2 (50 percent) from the
three-point zone and missed 3
from the free-throw line, with
3 assists, 6 offensive and 2 de-
fensive rebounds, 4


block/steals


and .10


turnovers.
DePaola hit 1 of 3 (33 per-
cent) from the field and
missed 3 from the three-point
zone, had 1 assist, 2 offensive
and 1 defensive rebounds, 4
block/steals and 5 turnovers.
Liford had Idefenive re-
bound and 1 block/steal;
Kelly missed 2 from the field
and 1 from the three-point
zone, and had 1 block/steal;
Funderburke missed 5 from
the field, had 2 offensive and 3
defensive rebounds, 2
block/steals, and 1 turnover;
and Evans had 1 defensive re-
bound and 2 turnovers.


TIGERS LOSE

CLOSE CONTEST
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
After a tough, hard-fought,
back-and forth game that left the
varsity Tigers and Taylor
County tied at the end of the
third quarter, Jefferson suffered
a 49-41 loss when the dust had
cleared at the end of the fourth
in the Jan. 22 contest.
Jefferson took the first
quarter, 10-8 and Taylor came
back to take the second quarter,
11-9, leaving the opponents tied
at 19 at the end of the first half.
The teams tied 14-14 in the
third, and Taylor stepped on the
gas, doubling the Tigers 16-8 in
the fourth quarter for the win.
Scoring for the Tigers were
Chris Mays with 1 point, 2 re-
bounds and 1 steal;. Deandre
Tucker with 3 points, 6 re-
bounds; Harold Ingram, Jr. 4
points, 5 rebounds, and 2
blocked shots; and Denzel Whit-
field with 4 points, 7 rebounds, 1
blocked shot and 1 steal.
Jacari Johnson scored 8
points, with 1 rebound; D. John-
son racked up 14 points with 6
rebounds, and 2 steals; and Cru-
mity scored 8 points with 2
steals.


Lady Warriors'



Softball Schedule


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy reports the schedule for
the varsity softball team. Ac-
tion begins around the dia-
mond with the preseason
classic Sat. Feb. 7 at Florida
High, time to.be announced.
Regular season action be-
gins against North Florida
Christian, 3 p.m., Feb: 10,
there; Godby, 5 p.m., Feb. 12,
there; Rickards, 4 p.m., Feb.
13, here; Madison, 4 p.m., Feb.
19, here; Lafayette County,
3:30 p.m. Feb. 20, here; Melody
Christian, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 23,
there; and Melody Christian,
4 p.m., Feb. 25, here.
Munroe, 6 p.m., March 6,
there; Madison, 6 p.m.,
March 10, there; John Paul II,
4 p.m., March 12, here;
Rickards, 6 p.m., March 13,


there; Maclay, 3 p.m., March
17, there; Hamilton County, 4
p.m., March 19, here; Godby, 4
p.m., March 20, here;
Lafayette County, 6 p.m.,
March 23, there; John Paul II,
4 p.m., March 26, here; Lib-
erty County, 11 a.m., March
30, there; and Franklin
County, 4 p.m., March 30,
there.
Taylor County, 4 p.m.,
April 7, here; Munroe, 4 p.m.,
April 9, here; Graceville, 4:30
p.m., April 10, here; Maclay, 4
p.m., April 13, here; Taylor
County, 4 p.m., April 14,
there; and Florida High, 4:30
p.m., April 17, here.
Wrapping up the season
is the District Tournament, 6
p.m. April 21 and April 23,
hosted at Munroe.
Coaching the Lady War-
riors this year is Edwin Kin-
sey.


Warriors' Baseball Schedule


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian Academy
reports the schedule for the
Warriors' return to the baseball
diamond.
Action begins for the War-
riors in the pre-season classic,
Feb.12 .and 13 at Hamilton
County High, times to be an-
nounced. The regular season be-
gins against Hamilton County, 4
p.m., Feb. 17, here; and Franklin
County, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 19, here.
Maclay, 4 -p.m., March 3,
there; Echols County, 3:30 p.m.,
March 5, here; Munroe, 6 p.m.,
March 6, there; Lanier County, 4
p.m., March 9, there; John Paul
II, 4 p.m., March 12, here;
Maranatha Christian, 3:30 p.m.
March 13, here.


Ray Hughes


FAMU, 4 p.m., March 17, here;
Melody Christian, 3 p.m., March
19, here; Maclay, 3 p.m., March


20, here; Echols County, 4 p.m.,
March 23, there; Georgia Chris-
tian, 3:30 p.m., March 24, here;
John Paul II, 6 p.m., March 27,
there; and.Franklin County, 4
p.m., March 30, there.
Maranatha Christian, 4:30
p.m., April 7, there; Munroe, 4
p.m., April 9, here; Lanier
County, 4 p.m., April 13, here;
' FAMU, 5 p.m., April 14, there;
Hamilton County, 5 p.m., April
17, there; Altha double-header, 1
p.m., April 21, here; Georgia
Christian, April 25, there, time
to be announced; and ACA will
host the District Tournament, 1
p.m. and 4 p.m. April 28, and 4
p.m., April 30.
Ray Hughes will be serving
as head coach for the Warriors
and Bill Brown will serve as the
team's assistant coach.


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The Jefferson County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board
(TDCB) announces a meeting to which all persons are invited. The pro-
posed agenda will include organizational functions, adoption of bylaws
and grievance/complaint procedures and operating reports. The public will
have the opportunity to address the board during a public hearing time.

DATE: Thursday, February 12,.2009
TIME: 10:00 AM Eastern Time
PLACE: Jefferson Co. Emergency Management Office, Conference
Room 1240 N. Jefferson Street, Monticello, Florida.

For more information, or if you require special accommodations at the
meeting because of a disability or physical impairment, contact Vanita
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IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-134-CA|
COUNTRY HILLS NORTH/SOUTIH, INC,
a Florida non-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALICE P. BARRON,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F. S. CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that under a final judgment dated January 21,2009
in Case No. 08-134-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Jefferson County, Florida, in which COUNTRY HILLS
NORTH/SOUTH, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, is Plaintiff and
ALICE P. BARRON is Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash in the lobby at the North door of the Jefferson County Court-
house in Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, at 2:00 p.m on Friday,
February 20, 2009, the following described property set forth in the Order
of Final Judgment:
Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 23, Township I
South, Range 3 East, Jefferson County, Florida and run South 88 degrees
50 minutes 05 seconds West, along the South boundary of said Section
23, 309.00 for a POINT OF BEGINNING thence from said POINT OF
BEGINNING continue South 88 degrees 50 minutes 05 seconds West,
along the South boundary of said Section 23, 382.89 feet to a point, thence
North 1137.93 feet to a point in the centerline of 60 foot wide Country
Hill Road, thence run North 88 degrees 50 minutes 31 seconds East, along
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1137.':s feet to: the Point o' Begnnin n. cinta'inr2i IJ i) acre more .r
less.
DATED at Monticello, Florida, on January 27, 2009
Clerk of Court
Jefferson County Courthouse
By: Sherry Sears
Deputy Clerk
First Publication of this notice was on 2/4/09.
Attorney for plaintiff
Holland Knight
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO. 332008CAOOO152XXXXXX

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
SPECIALTY UNDERWRITING AND RESIDENTIAL FINANCE
TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2006-BCI,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES WALKER HARRIS, JR., et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final
Judgment of foreclosure dated January 27 2009, and entered in Case No.
332008CAOOO152XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Jefferson
County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for
the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan
Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2006-BC I is Plaintiff and CHARLES
WALKER HARRIS, JR.; BELINDA KAY HARRIS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. I; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.2; and ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at the North Front Door of the Jeffer-
son County Courthouse, Monticello, FL32344 at Jefferson County,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of February, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: \

LOT '30, NOBLES ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MONTICELLO,
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT THEREOF OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLA TBOOK "B", PAGE 19, AND TO
WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY MADE.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to
the proceeding at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Telephone 850-342-
0218 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.

DATED at Monticello, Florida, on January 28, 2009.
KIRK B. REAMS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Sherry Sears
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO BOX 11438
Fort Lauderdae, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954) 564-0071
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as Trustee for Saxon Asset Securities Trust 2007.


Plaintiff,


Case #: 2009-CA-000004
Division #: UNC:


vs.
Billy Milton Johnson, Ill and Heather M. Johnson, Husband and Wife;
American General Home Equity, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #
1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s)
who arc not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown.Parties
may claim an interest, as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other
claimants,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY

TO:

Billy Milton Johnson, III; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 211 Winewood Drive, Greenville, FL 32331 and
Heather M Johnson; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 211 Winewood Drive, Greenville, FL 32331

Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried and if either .or both of said Defen-
dants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by,
through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such,of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants,
incompetents or otherwise not sui juris.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and
situated in Jefferson County, Florida, more particularly described as fol-
lows:
LOT 24, BLOCK C, AUCILLA SHORES SUBDIVISION, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK B, PAGE 38, JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA. more commonly known as 211 Winewood Drive, Greenville,
FL 32331.
This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defense, if any,, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 10004 N. Dale Mabry High-
way, Suite 112, Tampa, FL 33618, within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 281' day of January,
2009.
Kirk Reams
Circuit and County Courts
By: Sherry Sears
Deputy Clerk

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Hw \ 40' and 90 East, Live Oak, Florida. The meeting is to consider Dis-
irict business and conduct public hearings on regulatory and land acqui-
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Wednesday,February 4, 2009


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Portrait of R.C. Simpson, one of the original
founders to Simpson Nursery and manager of
the establishment during the
early 20th century.


ALFA HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Perhaps three of the
earliest nurseries that were
established in Monticello
were Arcadia, Summit, and
Simpson. Simpson Nurs-
eries is the only one, which
is still functioning today.
The Simpson Nursery
Co. began in 1904 when R.C.
Simpson, C.A. Simpson,
and C.W Reed went into a
partnership, and bought
out a former nursery
owned by J.. Jones. The
Simpson brothers were
originally from Vincennes,
IN, where the family had
owned a successful nursery.
Their attention was
mainly focused on pecans,
but they.were known to sell
seeds from mature trees as
well as nursery stock to
buyers all over the country
Reed ended up withdrawing
from the firm in 1920, but
the Simpson brothers con-
tinued to do business them-
selves.
They soon became
major contributors to the
county's social, political,
and economic life. R.C.
Simpson was even one of
the men who established
the Monticello Theatre
Company for the Perkins
Opera House. C.A. Simpson
was the senior member of
the Simpson Nursery Co.
and president of the South-
ern Nurseryman's Associa-
tion in 1929. He had
previously been president
of the national Pecan
Grower's Association for
two years and was also
president of the Georgia-
Florida Pecan Grower's As-
sociation.
Even though the Simp-
son brothers diversified
after 1929, for 25 years they
focused solely on pecan
trees. They sold only in
wholesale lots and had as
many as 25,000 trees in a
single season. The elder
Simpson handled the pro-
motional, administrative,
as well as the packing part
of the company. His
younger brother, R.H. Simp-
son was in charge of the
fieldwork. R.C. Simpson
was the manager of the
company
Fred Mahan's Monti-
cello Pecan Company and
the Simpson Nurseries be-


came the two largest pro-
ducers of pecans. In 1940,
both industries were pro-
ducing about 250,000
pounds per year at a value
of abopt $25,000.
After.1929, the Simpson
brothers expanded beyond
growing solely pecan trees.
In 1932, the industry ex-
panded into producing wa-
termelon seeds. By the late
1930's, the Simpsons were
planting about 1,000 acres
of watermelons on their
main property on the
Ashville Road and contract-
ing or renting another 2,500
acres. They also planted
corn, wheat, oats, and
Florida Black Rye for seed.
When an extension
service had introduced
samples of crotalaria,
which is a type of legumi-
nous plant such as peas or
beans, the brothers soon re-
alized that this crop had po-
tential, By 1933 they had
developed a 'strain of it,
which would mature 75
days earlier than the origi-
nal variety By 1940, their
company was the largest
dealer in crotalaria.seed in
the entire country They
marketed 700,000 pounds
per annum; one-third of
that produce was grown in
Jefferson County.
The Arcadia Nursery
was established in 1882 by
J.H. Girardeau who was the
county's first game warden.
After Girardeau's death in
the early 20th century the
business interest fell to his
son, J.H. Girardeau Jr.. Gi-
rardeau Jr. was described
as a man who was very en-
thusiastic about his new in-
terest and was very
prepared to undertake it.
Girardeau Jr. was
raised in Monticello and his
family was deeply rooted in
the town.
The plot of land the
nursery stood on was origi-
nally only a two acre piece
of land, but as the years
went on, the land grew to be
over 60 acres by 1907. The
nursery was located about a
mile east of town and grew
several different trees.
Among the many types
of varieties that Arcadia
Nursery produced there
were: ornamental, fruit,
and nut trees. The fruits
consisted of pear, oranges,
figs, pomegranates, Japan-


ese plums, grapes, persim-
mons, and mulberry to
name a few.
The Feb. 22, 1907 edition
of the Monticello News re-
ported on what Girardeau
Jr. was preparing to plant
that summer to give a bet-
ter idea of what produce
Arcadia grew.
"He will also import
over 50,000 French pear
stock, on which to graft the
local southern varieties, as
this class of stock is not so
badly affected by blight as
other grades. He will also
grow an exceptionally large
stock of magnolia and
arbor vitae this season."
Not. much is known
about what happened to the
establishment after 1907. As
to how the nursery shut
down is a mystery, but the
Girardeau family remained
in.Jefferson County for sev-
eral. more generations af-
terwards.
Summit Nursery was
just north of town and was
originally planned and es-
tablished by D.L. Pierson in
1892. Pierson continued to
run the establishment until
1910. H.K. Miller and W.P.
Jernigan, both of whom
had been,professors at the
Agricultural College in
Lake City before it was
moved to Gainesville and
made part of the Univer-
sity of. Florida, purchased
the Summit Nursery from


D.L. Pierson in 1910. The
business men soon went
into the pecan, business.
They were sure to plant an
assortment of nuts on, a
considerable amount of
acreage while also selling
young grafted trees.
Soon after the men had
acquired the Summit
Nursery business, they
moved to a location about a
mile further out of town
along the .Grooverville
Road. There, the partners
owned .about 150 acres,
which they wished to use
as a new base for their
business interest.


Along with Miller and
Jernigan, H.A: Gossard
aided in any way he could
at the experiment station
in Ohio.
The nut that was
.greatly favored by the
partners was the Admiral
Schley, but they also han-
dled Frotscher, Delunde,
Stuart, Dewey, Waukle-
man, and Bolton varieties.
While they lived and
worked here in Jefferson
County, Miller and Jerni-
gan. resided at a home
known as Sunnyside
which was located on the
150 plot of land where the


nursery was stationed.
SIn the late 1920's,
Florida. agriculturists
began to discuss the possi-
bility of producing Tung
oil within the state. Sum-
mit Nurseries was the
first Jefferson County pro-
ducer of Tung trees even
though some Alachua
County citizens began ear-
lier.
Nothing else can be
found about Summit
Nursery. Nevertheless, it
was one of the most re-
puted nurseries during
the earlier part of the 20th
century.


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Photo of the home known as Sunnyside, where the owners
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