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NEWS


141th Year No. 7 Wednesday, February 11, 2009 500 460 + 4


First Draft Addresses
Key Fears Here
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Local officials and
others concerned about
the possible adverse ef-
fects of Amendment 4
when it takes effect in
2010 took encourage-
ment on Wednesday,
Feb. 4, from the imple-
mentation language
being proposed by one
of the measure's leading
proponents.
Members of the Jef-
ferson Legislative Com-
mittee got to see a draft
of the implementation
language being pro-
posed by Preston Robert-
son, vice president for
conservation and gen-
eral counsel to the
Florida Wildlife Federa-
tion (FWF), and author
of the Amendment 4 bal-
lot, initiative, which
Florida voters over-
whelmingly approved in
the last general election.
Amendment 4 aims
to encourage green
spaces and protect the
state's natural resources
by exempting from prop-
erty taxes those lands
that their owners put
into permanent conser-
vation easements.. In re-
turn, .the property
owners give up their
rights to ever develop
the properties. A second
part of the amendment
suggests allowing lands
that are used for conser-
vation purposes, but
that haven't been put
Please See Conser-
vations Page 4A


Donna Jarvis Chosen Districi


RAY CICHON
Monticello News
Managing Editor
In a surprise visit to
Jefferson Elementary
School, where Donna
Jarvis is bookkeeper,
District officials hon-
ored her as the District
Employee of the Year,
Friday, Feb. 6.


To reinforce the
surprise, Principal Dr.
Mel Roberts, called
Jarvis to his office and
requested that she
bring last month's bank
statement. When She
entered his office, Dis-
trict
Representatives yelled:
"Surprise!"


Jarvis received a
large basket of snack
items, an assortment of
balloons and a
plaque of recognition.
District representatives
present were: Superin-
tendent Bill Brumfield,
Dr. Kelvin Norton, Glo-
ria Heath, Vicky
Boland, Orlando Burch,


t Employee
and Karenullock.
Jarivis has worked
for the school district
17.5 years and has held
a variety of positions,
such as receptionist,
teacher's aide, and most
recently bookkeeper.
Her duties include pro-
viding essential infor-
mation on the budget,


Monticello News, Photo by Fran Hunt, February 6, 2009
District Representatives recognized Donna Jarvis, of JES, Friday, Feb. 6, as the District Employee of the Year
and presented her with a plaque of recognition, and balloons. From left are: Gloria Heath, Dr. Kelvin Norton, Dr.
Melvin Roberts, Jarvis, Bill Brumfield, and Sherry Heyen .


Officials Readying Projects


For Stimulus PackageMoney

Jefferson Working WithSurrounding Counties
LAZARO ALEMAN local level, -these same to dump truckloads of those who would refuse
Monticello News officials nonetheless are $1,000 bills from the top to participate, standing
Senior Staff Writer drawing up lists of proj- of a tall building in on the sidewalk with
"While officials here ects that they would like Washingtoi D.C., as folded arms watching
remain somewhat un- to see funded just. in crowds of: expectant peo- and ultimately missing
certain; if not skeptical, case. ple gathered on the out.
of how the President's Here's the analogy street below. Then there wer
economic stimulus pack- that Commissioner Boyd categorized the those small entities
age will play out and Hines Boyd made at the would-be money gather- such as Jeffersor
how much, if any, of the County Commission ers into five types: the County, whieh he
expected $800 billion, meeting on Thursday, big-money interests who likened to little kids
will actually reach the .Feb. 5, ,after returning would utilize monster scrambling around the
from a multi-county sweepers to accumulate periphery of the crowd
.meeting on the topic large piles of the money; grabbing at the bill
t hat he and Commission the goons, who would around the legs anc
P Chairman Eugene Hall work in squads to push shoulders of the adults
attended in Tallahassee and shove others out of and others.
earlier the same morn- the way as they grabbed His point: Jeffersor
Sih ing. "for the money; the fairly County didn't want to be


Conceding the com-
plexity and uncertainty
of the measure, Boyd
likened the economic
stimulus package to
someone getting ready


mature adults, who
would link elbows in a
common cause so as to
combat the goons and go
after the money in an or-
ganized manner; and


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like the people standing
on the sidewalk, who got
nothing. Rather, it
needed to organize, do
Please See Stimu-
lus Package Page 4A


Visit Moticello News, Jefferson Journal Online


RAY CICHON
Monticello News
Managing Editor
The Monticello News,
and Jefferson County
Journal is enhancing
our reader's news expe-
rience even further, with
our own website.
To stay informed on
the latest government
news, editorials, sports,
school news, church
news, obituaries, calen-
dar events, go to


http://www.ecbpublish-
ing.com. Letters to the
Editor are found on the
Editorial Page.
Other pages are:
around Jefferson, classi-
fied pages, along with ad
rates, and subscription
information, and photos
of staff members.
While the site re-
mains under construc-
tion, clicking on the
photo of a staff member
will bring up his/her


e-mail address.
The site also lists in
column form, the email
addresses of staff mem-
bers, as well as tele-
phone and fax numbers.
A Question of the
Week offers readers the
chance to express their
opinions by their votes,
with the results pub-
lished in the Monticello
News. Click on the
Please See Online
Page 4A


Of Year
internal account, and
past operating proce-
dures.
Roberts remarked
that the most recent
audit reflected flawless
accounting procedures,
demonstrating the dili-
gences and excellence
Jarvis brings to her
work.

Home. invasion
Robbery
SuspectCharged


Josephus McCloud


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Jefferson County
man was arrested Feb. 6
and charged in connec-
tion with a home inva-
sion and robbery with a
firearm charge stem-
ming from an incident
in December.
The Monticello Po-
lice Department re-
ported that at 9:10 p.m.,
Dec. 10, 2008, officers
were dispatched to in-
vestigate a report of a
home invasion and rob-
bery at a residence on
Snead Street. Upon ar-
rival, officers met with
the victim, -17-year-old
Kimyrian Kirksey and a
neighbor who witnessed
the incident.
Kirksey stated that
he was sitting in his fa-
ther's residence when a
man suddenly entered
the residence through
the front door. Kirksey
stated that he recog-
nized the man as
Javonta German.
He said he was star-
tled and yelled. at Ger-
man to step back and a
second male, who was
wearing a hoodie pulled
over his head and
around his face, entered
the residence. Kirksey
said the hooded man had
a handgun in his right
hand and ordered Kirk-
sey to lie on the floor.
Kirksey said as he
lay down, German ex-
ited the residence. Kirk-
sey said the hooded man
ordered him to be quiet
and to give him "the
money", and then a
piece of the handgun fell
to the floor next to Kirk-
sey, who immediately
grabbed the piece and
tried to get up.
Kirksey stated that
German re-entered the
residence and began
yelling at the hooded
man to leave, then Kirk-
sey's neighbor and
Please See
Robbery Page 4A


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Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A School
Classifieds 14A Sports
History .1A Valentines Day
Legals 15A Viewpoints


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VIEWPOINTS &


PINIONS


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

Writer Comments About

Lance Corporal Alexander


Dear Editor:
Lance Corporal Clemon Alexander
was an outstanding US Marine and a good
neighbor, multi-talented athlete, a disci-
plined student, and a responsible role
model.
I happened to have played football,
basketball, baseball and participated in
track and field with Clyde, as. he was
affectionately known, while we were both
students at Howard Middle School, and
Jefferson County High School.
In addition, we were roommates at
the University of Florida, and Clyde's
older brother; Winfred was the first black
Cadet Commander for the UF ROTC pro-
gram. Winfred went on to retire as a
Major in the US Army.
Please allow me to recall many of the
positive attitudes of my good friend
Clyde.


Among them, were his remarkable
courage and ability to maintain his cool
while others all around him seemed to be
losing theirs. This, along with his strong
sense of direction and purpose are what I
admired most. He had the sense of humor
and devotion to see the: task fully com-
pleted.
Clyde was killed in a bombing inci-
dent in Beirut, Lebanon, by a suicide
bomber, Oct. 23, 1983. I personally have
benefited from the sacrifices made by
him and the US military personnel of all
ranks. '
Clyde Alexander, we salute you and
all of our service men and women, past
and present, around the globe.
Respectfully,
Gene Hall


1 ess administration courses, wii n ispirationsl
o Ue day becoming an entrepreneur in her.own
ling/fashion design business.
For now she works part-time at Little An-
g n Training, a business owned by her parents,
h ore than 3000 volunteer hours under her
b is.Senior Class Vice President, and is Captain
o Flag Squad.
She is an active member of the Saint Tabernacle Church Of G
I ity. She sings in the choir, plays the piano, and helps with the
c h youth.
Her hobbies include reading and spending time watching mov
her friends.
She was born and raised in Monticello and is the'daughter of
L yshia and Tony Jackson.

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TEN YEARS AGO
I February 10, 1999
The Main Street Committee has
hired a coordinator for the project on
a contract basis, to begin work with-
in the month.
Subdivision mania appeared to
Sbe the order of business Thursday
night at the Planning Commission's
public hearing on the Future Land-
Use Map a hearing attended by more
than 300 residents.
If all goes well, county officials
Expect to have a $3.3 million low-
Sinterest federal loan in hand within
45 days. The loan is to pay off the jail.
Last Tuesday Feb. 2 was
Groundhog Job Shadow Day here, as
it was across the country. Sixteen
seniors from Jefferson County High
School participated in the program,
which requires that students select
and shadow for a day persons in
fields which the students hope to pur-
I sue.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
February 8, 1989
The county may decide to assign
roads throughout the county not only
names but also numbers. Some com-
missioners feel that roads having
both names and numbers may be
good beginning for the upcoming 911
System and others feel that roads
having both names and numbers may
,Ido nothing more than cause confu-
I sion, therefore rendering the 911 sys-
(tem less efficient than it could be.
Jefferson County Kennel Club
i, embarks on its fourth decade of grey-
:hound racing on Friday night, March
S3. Last season JCKC completed 30
Years of greyhound racing with the
i ,highest wagering total and atten-
\'dance in history.
Highlighting this month's activi-
t ies at Meadowbrook Manor will be a


Valentine's Day party, King & Queeni
Ball and a fashion show. i.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
February 8, 1979
The Wilmer Bassett Gymnasiumi
was formally dedicated at Aucilla!
Christian Academy on Tuesday!
night.
City Council members approved;
a new ordinance Tuesday night hik-
ing rates for garbage pick-up, water
and sewage services.
FORTY YEARS AGO
February 8, 1969
4-H member Katie Harp is the:
proud recipient of Mijo's Mono-Ruth,
registered Aberdeen Angus Heiferi
presented by Mr. Joseph Etter of Mijol
Farms. Mono-Ruth will be her 4-Hi
project.
Jefferson County High School:
band banquet was held Thursday;
night. Netta Walker received the'
scholarship award and Sally Shuman
winner of the Phillip Sousa award.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
February 8, 1959
Mr. and Mrs. John, Kelly have;
purchased the Finlayson home on
West Washington Street, one of the:
fine old historic homes of. the com-
munity.
33 ladies of the Home!
Demonstration Clubs attended a cake
decorating school held last Thursday.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
February 8, 1949
General Tung Oil Co., has
announced that their plant, which
was destroyed by fire, would be
rebuilt as soon as possible.
E.J. Finlayson, county agent of
Escambia County has been named-
Man of the Year in Agriculture."
Finlayson was transferred to
Escambia County in 1935 from .
Jefferson County.


With Valentine's Day
right around the corner, the
smell of love fills the air.
Whether it's love for your
spouse, your children, or
your parents everyone has
someone that they can
share a small token of love
with.
Even though many peo-
ple feel that holidays were
invented by the retail indus-
try of the world, we still all
go rush out and buy some-
thing special for that "spe-
cial someone."
It's amazing how even.,
the smallest token of
love/appreciation can make
someone feel.


Everyone has the desire,
deep down inside, to feel
loved and appreciated. It's a
"need" that God planted in
us when he made Adam and
Eve.
A simple gesture, some-
times, is all it takes to bring
a smile to someone's face. A
simple card or a box of
candy could truly make
someone's day.
As we go around in this
crazy world/life of
ours....sometimes it's easy
to forget about everyone
else but ourselves. It is so
easy to get wrapped up in
our own feelings and in our
own problems.


SDy
Valentine's Day is one
day that is made to' step
back and think of someone
else.
I encourage every one of
you to find someone to send
something special to. Try to
think of someone that might
not get a gift from someone
else.....your neighbor, a co-
worker, a friend, or the
widow down the street.
What if the only thing
that they get, is your gift?
Imagine the smile on their
face!
Isn't that what love is
all about?
Until then..... I'll see you
around the town.


HANDY LITTLE CHART -
God has a positive answer:

-,, D'v GOD SAYS BiBLE VERSES
You say "It's impossible" God says. All things are (Luke 8:27)
possible
You say: "T1m too tired" God says. I will give you (Matthew 11:28-30)
rest
-You say: "Nobody really God says. I love you (John 3:1 6 &John
loves me" 3:34)
You say q cant go on" God says: My grace is (ll Corinthians 12:9
sufficient & Psalm 91:15)
You say "I cant figure God says: I will direct your: (Proverbs 3.5-6)
things out" steps
You say '1 cart do it" God says: You can do all (Philipplans 4:13)
things
You say "I'm not able" God says- I am able (H Corinthians 9:8)
You say "It's not wprth God says. It will be worth it (Roman 8:28 )
it"

You say; "I cant forgive God says I Forgive you (1 John 1 9 &
myself" Romans 8:1)
You say "I cant God says. I will supply all (Philippians 4:19)
manage" your needs
You say "I'm afraid" God says. I have not given (II Timothy 1:7)
you a spirit of fear
You say: "I'm always God says Cast all.your (I Peter 5:7)
worried and frustrated" cares on ME
You say: "I'm not smart God says I give you (I Corinthians 1:30)
enough" wisdom
You say "I feel all alone" God says I will never (Hebrews 13:5)
leave you nor forsake you


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FRAN HUNT the following day.
Monticello News Jack Odom, 48, of
Staff Writer Monticello, was sentenced
Martalaus Demetrius in court to 60 days in the
Williams, 22, of County Jail Feb. 6 on the
Tallahassee, was arrested charge of grand theft and
for writ of attachment for fraudulent use of a credit
failure to pay child sup- card. After completing his
port. He. was given the sentence here, he will be
choice of paying $750 or transported to Leon
spending 60 days in the County to face charges of
County Jail. He remained grand theft and fraudulent
at the jail Feb. 9. use of a credit card.
Michael Lewis Allen, Cedrick Shantel
22, of Monticello, was Kirksey, 29, of Monticello,
arrested Feb. 4 on a was sefitenced in court
Gadsden County warrant. Feb. 6, to 363 days to be
Bond was revoked and he served in the County Jail
was transported to on the charge of sale of a
Gadsden County Jail the controlled substance. His
following day. release date was set at
Corey Nathaniel Nov. 29, 2009.
Thomas, 26, of Navarre, Harris Lee Campbell,
FL, was arrested Feb. 4 45, of Lamont, was arrest-
and charged with posses- ed Feb. 6 and charged with
sion of prescription drugs driving under the influ-
not belonging to him, poS- ence. Bond was set at
session of cocaine, posses- $1,500 and he bonded out of
sion of marijuana less jail the same day.
than 20 grams, and opera- Josephus McCloud, 43,
tion of a vehicle in the of Jefferson County, was
commission of a felony. A arrested Feb. 6 and
total bond of $6,500 was set charged with home inva-
and.he bonded out of jail sion with a firearm. Bond'
was withheld and he
remained at the County
S Jail Feb. 9.
Jesse Blue, 69, of
Monticello, was sentenced
in court Feb. 6 to 90 days in


the County Jail on the
charges of grand theft and
criminal use of personal
ID information.
Glendell Desell Russ,
47, of Quincy, FL, was
arrested Feb. 7 and
charged with driving
under the influence, alco-
hol or drugs, and refusal to
submit to a DUI test. Bond
was set at $500 and she
bonded out of jail the same
day.
Auntra Deshon Lamar,
25, of Jefferson County,
was arrested Feb. 7 and
charged with possession of
marijuana with intent to
sell and driving while
license suspended or
revoked. Bond was set at
S$2,500 and he bonded out of
jail the following day.
Jovan Deanthony
Hampton, 18, of
Tallahassee, was arrested
for disorderly intoxication
on Feb. 7. Bond was set at
$250 and he bonded out of
jail the same day.
William Wesley Rudd,
46, of Madison, was arrest-
"ed Feb. 8 aid charged with
driving under the influ-
ence and possession of
marijuana less than 20
grams. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he bonded out of
jail the same day.


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as a
witch
for the
Library's
Halloween
celebration,
is Sandy
Weilbacher,
assistant
to the
librarian,
in early
Nov. 1993.


* I can't stand people
who don't know the
difference between
'Yield' and 'Merge'!!

People at Wal*Mart
Supercenter who enter
thru the exit and exit
thru the enter. Can
you not read what it
says over the doorway?

* When you genuinely
ask someone what's
wrong (when there
obviously is something
wrong) and they
respond half-
heartedly, "hmmm? oh
nothing..."

My pet-peeve is when
people complain about
their pet-peeves.

I wish Bobby
Bowden and the
Seminoles would get
their act together
before more of the
players end up in jail.






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into permanent conserva-
tion easements, to be taxed
according to their conser-
vation uses..
Of course, the ballot
initiative that voters ap-
proved only suggests the
framework of the constitu-
tional amendment; it's in
the details of the imple-
mentation language that
the devil resides, as those
savvy of the legislative
process readily admit.
Hence, it explains local offi-
cials' concerns and their'ef-
forts to influence the
crafting of the implementa-
tion language.
Local officials' first and
foremost worry is that
when the 36,000-plus acres
in Jefferson County that
are currently in permanent
conservation easement but
still paying a token average
of $3 per acre in property
taxes are taken off the tax.
rolls completely, it will rep-
resent a combined annual
loss of $216,000 to the
county and the school dis-
trict.
Equally worrisome is
the second half of the
amendment, which has the
,potential to strip an addi-
tional .$840,000 from the
county and school district's
tax rolls, depending on how
lawmakers craft the imple-
mentation language.
Robertson's draft eased
committee members'
minds, to the degree that it
addresses only properties
that are dedicated to con-
servation easements in per-
petuity. (It appeared to be
the committee members'


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surmise that the second
half of the amendment
would not apply under
Robertson's draft.)
SAdditionally, Robert-
son's draft would not ex-
empt from property taxes
those structures and im-
provements on conserva-
tion lands. Rather, it would
provide a mechanism for
carving out these struc-
tures .and improvements
from the conservation ease-
ments for taxing purposes.
Local officials worry
that if structures and im-
provements are allowed to
be part of the conservation
easements, it will deprive
local governments of valu-
able sources of tax rev-
enues.
Lastly, Robertson's
draft proposes that the state
reimburse affected counties
with populations of 50,000
or less on a dollar-for-
dollar basis for the tax rev-
enues that they lose as a
result of the implementa-.
tion of Amendment 4.
Former Florida Senator
Curt Kiser is the point man
on the subcommittee that
the Jefferson Legislative
Committee has assigned
the task of monitoring the
writing of the implementa-
tion language for Amend-
ment 4. The other two
members on the subcom-
mittee are John Finlayson,
a trustee of the Dixie Plan-
tation, and Lane Green, ex-
ecutive director of Tall
Timbers Research Station
and Land Conservancy
Kiser, who received the
draft proposal directly from


Robertson, expressed satis-
faction that the language
adequately addressed the
local concerns. He said it
was the subcommittee's
recommendation that the
legislative committee en-
dorse Robertson's proposal
and recruit the support of
environmental, agricul-
tural and other appropriate
lobbying group to support
the measure.
"This draft addresses
all our concerns in a good
fashion," Kiser said. "Pre-
ston said he met with a
group of property apprais-
ers and they too felt com-
fortable with it."
The only shortfall that
he could find with the pro-
posal was that it did not set
a minimum size require-
ment for conservation ease-
ment acreage, Kiser said,
adding that he imagined
such a stipulation would be
added somewhere along the
legislative process.
Along the same lines,
he cautioned that it was
still early in the process
and other proposals were
bound to surface as the leg-
islative session proceeded.
But for the time being,
Robertson's was the best
proposal that he was aware
of and the legislative com-
mittee should martial its
lobbying effort behind it, all
the while remaining vigi-
lant for the surfacing of
Other proposals or changes
made to Robertson's draft,
he said.
The committee con-
curred with the recommen-
dation.


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its homework insofar as
learning the rules of the
game as quickly as possi-
ble, and join coalitions
such as the one being
formed in Leon County,
which would bring collec-
tive leadership and a re-
gional approach to the
situation.
"We need to go hard
after these pots of money
and we don't have much
time to do it," Boyd said,
underscoring .that the
scramble for the money
was likely to be fast and fu-
rious and favor those proj-
ects that were
"shovel-ready", or ready to
go.
Hall concurred, adding
that in the earlier discus-
sion in Tallahassee with
representatives of Leon,
Wakulla and Gadsden
counties, the group had
come up with an initial
list of regional projects
that would get fine-tuned
in subsequent discussions
and pursued on a regional

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basis.
"We're going to' send
this list up through the
state, the Congressional
level and all the way up to
the president," Hall said.
He instructed County
Coordinator Roy Schle-
icher and Economic Devel-
opment Director Julie
Conley to work closely
with the coalition to en-
sure that the appropriate
Jefferson County projects
were included in the re-
gional package.
Triggering Boyd and
Hall's comments was a list
of proposed infrastructure
projects that Schleicher
presented to commission-
ers.
"What you have before
.you is the list that was put
together and given to Leon
County to be included
with the others in the re-
gion," Schleicher said.
"This list is not the end all,
be all. It's merely a start. It
puts us at the table."
The list of public


works --representative of
the city, the county, and
the school district indi-
cate the estimated number
of jobs that each project
would create and its ex-
pected cost.
"Each project has been
selected to provide imme-
diate short-term construc-
tion jobs, and when
finished, improve or ex-
pand public infrastructure
and therefore permanent
jobs," Schleicher wrote in
the executive summary.
"Although (they are only)
estimates, the number of
temporary jobs, perma-
nent jobs, and project
costs are believed to be as
accurate as possible, given
the current status of the
Economic Stimulus Pack-
age."
The list names more
than 30 projects, including
the repair or replacement
of bridges and roads, ex-
pansion of the water and
sewer lines, and upgrade
of school buildings.

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cousin, Demontray John-
son, who also knows Ger-,
man, noticed German
running into the residence
and decided to go over and
see what was going on.
As Johnson entered the
residence, Kirksey yelled
for help and Johnson im-
mediately grabbed the
hooded man and threw him
out of the door and the
hooded man and German
both ran away.
The victim's father,
Cedrick Kirksey, arrived on
the scene and told investi-
gators that he knew Ger-
man and German normally
hung out with a man he
also knows, Josephus Mc-
Cloud, and that he had seen


McCloud in the neighbor-
hood sometime before the
home invasion.
Investigators retrieved
the piece of the firearm,
which was a slide to a semi-
automatic handgun, and
the scene was processed
and evidence gathered.
Investigators contacted
German by phone and Ger-
man began denying in-
volvement in the incident
before even being told what
the investigators wanted to
discuss with him. German
was vague in his discus-
sion about the incident and
denied being personally in-
volved in the robbery.
MPD found that there
was an outstanding war-


rant for McCloud in Leon
County and on Jan. 14, po-
lice arrested McCloud. Sgt.
Roger Murphy explained to
McCloud that he was under
arrest for the Leon County
warrants, but Murphy also
wanted to talk to him about
something. McCloud told
Murphy that he already
knew what he wanted to
talk to him about a robbery
he was supposed to have
committed and indicated
that he would tell Murphy
about the incident.
McCloud was arrested
Feb. 6 and charged with
home invasion with a
firearm. Bond was with-
held and he remained at
the county jail Feb. 9.


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FEBRUARY 12
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.
FEBRUARY 12
The Jefferson Soil and
Water Conservation Board
will meet 11:30 a.m. on the
second Thursday of the
month in the Jefferson
County Extension Office
conference room, per
Dorothy Lewis, secre-
tary/treasurer. This meet-
ing is open to the public.
FEBRUARY 12
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.
FEBRUARY 12
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.
FEBRUARY 12 AND 13
Bob. Milne, America's
#1 ragtime piano player, at
the Monticello Opera
House sponsored by South-
ern Music Rising 8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday. Call
997-4242 for reservations.
FEBRUARY 13
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.
FEBRUARY 14
AA meetings are held 8
- p.m. Saturday at the
Christ Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129 or 997-
1955.
FEBRUARY 14
The Scarlet O'Hatters
of Monticello will meet
11:30 a.m. on the second
Saturday at The Mays


House for lunch and a
meeting. Contact Maggie
Shofner at 997-2442 or Dor-
ris Uptain at 997-7774 to re-
serve seating for this
Valentines Day Red Hat
gathering.
FEBRUARY14
Free yoga for breakfast
at Tupelo's Bakery and
Cafe every Saturday morn-
ing at 9 a.m. Laughter
Yoga is held in Tupelo's
private party room. Join
in the fun for the health of
it. Real fun, real exercise,
no yoga experience
needed. This is a fully
guided session. Laughter
Yoga is for everybody.
Also, every Monday across
the- street, west door of
Opera House at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Maggie May
Burgess 997-0088.
FEBRUARY 15
Jefferson County
NAACP holds its regular
meeting 4 p.m. on the third
Sunday of each month at
the Martin Luther King
Community Center. Con-
tact Charles Parrish at 997-
3760 for more information.
FEBRUARY 16
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.
FEBRUARY 16
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.
FEBRUARY 16
'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.
FEBRUARY 17
Jefferson County
Lions Club will be accept-
ing charter members 1
p.m. Tuesday at the Sage
Restaurant. For more in-
formation contact Jessie
Carpenter at 656-8615.


Prince Albert Chris-
tian, 80, of Miccosukee,
FL, died in St. Peters-
burg, FL, on Tuesday,
January 27, 2009.
A native of Lloyd, FL
Mr. Christian lived in
Detroit, MI, for many
years before returning
to Leon County. He
worked for years in
property supervision
for Regency Realty in
Tallahassee before retir-
ing. He was a member
of Mt: Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church, Lloyd,
andmost recently, he at-
tended Mt. Olive Primi-
tive Baptist Church in
St. Petersburg.
Funeral services
were at 11:00 a.m. Satur-
day, February 7,, 2009 at
Concord AME Church in
Miccosukee, with burial
at the church cemetery.
Viewing/visitation was
from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fri-
day, February 6, 2009 at
Tillman Funeral Home
(850-997-5553) in Monti-


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Debbie Melinda
'Reams Forton, passed
away Monday, February
2, 2009 in Calhoun, GA.
Graveside services
will be held at 1:00 p.m.
on Wednesday, February
11, 2009 at Broomstage
Cemetery in Wacissa,
FL. Viewing/visitation
was held on Tuesday,
.February 10, 2009 from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home,
Apalachee Parkway
Chapel (850-942-2929) in
Tallahassee, FL.
She was a native of
Monticello, residing in
Georgia for the past fif-
teen years. She was a lov-
ing mother,
grandmother, sister and
friend. She is survived
by two sons, Steven and
Kenneth Forton both of
Greenville, FL; one
daughter, Crystal Forton
pf Greenville; two broth-
ers, Mike Reams
(Sherri) of Monticello


FORTON
and Danny Reams (Jo-
hanna) of Crawfordville;
three sisters, Darla'
Jones of Ft. Payne, AL,
Diana "Annie" Reams of
Crawfordville and Lisa
Harrell (Stan) of .Monti-
cello; two grandchil-
dren, Aiden Trinity
Forton and Makayla
Jade Cooper; many lov-
ing nieces and nephews,
Tiffany, Tina, Estell,
Lucy, Joey, Adam, David,
Clay, Billy, Sarah,
Michelle, Brandon,
Angel, Josh, Austin, D.J.,
Danni Rose, Santana,
Jonathan, Damien and
Marvin; many loving
great nieces and
nephews, Daniel Bolt,
Michelle Pierce and all
of those dear to her
heart.
She was preceded in
death by her parents,'
Caroll Brinson and Es-
tell Reams and grand-
parents Henry and
Minnie Tharp.


cello.
'Albert will be truly
missed. We bid farewell
with thanksgiving for
the time we shared with
him." He leaves his two
loving and devoted chil-
dren, daughter, Cheryl
Watson (Minister Ger-
ald) and son, Eugene
Christian (Caroline);
two sisters, Annie
Barnes (Arthur) and
Gladys Smith; a brother,
McKinley Ransom
(Mary Alice); 10 grand-
sons, CreShaun,
Sylvester, Gregory,
Kevon, Kenneth, Sher-
man Jr., Allen, Aaron,
Khiry and Gerald
Michael; five grand-
daughters, Cynthia, Eu-
genia, Shanell, Cheryl
and Candace; 24 great-
grandchildren; a special
friend, Ms. Alberta Mc-
Cloud and her family in
Tallahassee; along with
numerous nieces,
nephews other relatives
and friends.


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Mrs. Bea O'Neal
Royal, 76, of Fellsmere,
FL, died Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 3, 2009 at her res-
idence.
She was born No-
vember 10, 1932 in Lam-
ont, FL and lived in
Fellsmere for 59 years
coming from her birth-
place.
Visitation was held
6-8 p.m., Friday, Febru-
ary 6, 2009 at the
Strunk Funeral home;
Sebastian, FL. A fu-
neral service was held
at. 2:00 pm Saturday,
February 7, 2009 at the
Strunk Funeral Home,
Sebastian, with Rev.
Buddy Johns officiat-
ing. Burial followed at
Sebastian Cemetery, Se-
bastian.


Ernest Fain Hender-
son, 54, of Havana, FL,
died at the VA Hospital in
Gainesville on Tuesday,
February 3, 2009.
Mr. Fain was a retired
U.S. Army Veteran, where
he attained the rank of
E7. After retirement, he
was self-employed as an
auto mechanic and com-
puter technician. He was
a member of New
Jerusalem Missionary
Baptist Church and par-
ticipated in the Gadsden
County Male Involvement
Group.
Funeral services were
held at 11:00 a.m. on Sat-
urday, February 7, 2009 at
New Jerusalem M.B.
Church in Havana, FL.
Burial with military hon-
ors followed at St. Luke
Cemetery in Reno, GA.
Viewing/visitation was
held on Friday, February
6, 2009 from 2:30 to 7:30
p.m. at Tillman Funeral
Home (850-997-5553) in
Monticello, FL.
He leaves to cherish
his memory a loving and


Mrs. Royal was the
Owner/Operator of
Royals Trailer Park,
Fellsmere. She was' a
graduate of Jefferson
County High School,
Class of 1950.
Survivors include
her husband of 54 years
Harold Royal of
Fellsmere; sons, Tom
Royal (Sharon), Don
Royal, Dan Royal all of
Fellsmere; brothers,
Woodrow O'Neal of
South Bay, FL, Edward
O'Neal of Vero Beach,.
FL; .one grandson,
Thomas.
She was prede-
ceased by parents, Ollie
and Ollie Oppell
O'Neal; her sister,
Mable Lee, and a
brother, William.


devoted wife, Warkeen
Grice Henderson; sons,
Dalvin Ernest Henderson
and McArthur Albert II,
his mother, Lillie (Robbie)
Brown, his adopted
mother, Bettye Henderson
Moore, his father, Ernest
Henderson Sr., mother-in-
law, Mattie Grice all of
Havana; nine sisters, Glo-
ria Pease Jordan, Mattie,
Pease Jackson (Willie),.:
Kimberly Brown, Cora
Kelly, Sandra Henderson
Darsaw (Aaron), Marion
Henderson McQueen
(Merrell) and Debra Hen-
derson, Blossom Hender-
son of Miami, and
Cynthia Artis; nine
brothers, Albert Pease
(Teresa), Tommy Pease,
Marine Corps SSG Terry
Henderson, Willie Hen-
derson, Danny Hender-
son, Tony Henderson
(Andrienne), Antya Hen-
derson -(Sir'Teria),
Patrick Moore of Havana
and Alonzo Moore
(Latasha); along with nu-
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and friends.


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Gelling's Floral Design Under New Ownership


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Gelling's Floral Design
has had a new and refresh-
ing look since the establish-
ment was sold in April 2008.
New. owners Kim and
Jack, Kennedy have been
making quite a few
changes, especially for the
holidays.
When they moved to the
area six years ago, Kim
began working with Ericka
Imbrunone, then owner of
Gelling's.
This year is the 75th
,year that Gelling's has been
open, and an anniversary
party is in the planning


stages.
Many families have
been touched by this local
business, from special serv-
ices, to family members
employed there.
The Kennedy's both
love plants and flowers and
are filled with ideas to
make your purchase as per-
sonal as you like, and look
forward to building rela-
tionships as Gelling's has
been known for over the
- years.
They work long hours
in the shop, and if they are
there after hours, they wel-
come customers.
If you've been strolling
the downtown streets of


late, you will notice the
Valentines Day theme deco-
rations and colors, inside
and out..
The shop located at 190
East Dogwood Street, offers
a variety of flowers, fresh
and silk, and green and
blooming plants.
There is so much to
purchase in the shop from
fruit, flower, and gourmet
.baskets, to stuffed animals,.
cards, ceramic ornaments,
home d6cor, and even a se-
lection of candy and choco-
lates.
There is a wide selec-
tion of green and blooming
plants, including exotics
such as orchids, birds of


paradise, staghorn ferns,
palms.
If you don't see what
you want in the shop, if it
can be ordered, Kim will try
her best to get it for you.
Also offered for sale are
handmade gift items such
as jewelry, clay vases, pot-
tery, and ornaments made
by local artists.
Word-of-mouth keeps
Gelling's personnel busy
with weddings, funerals,
birthdays, and holiday or-
ders, all made to order with
much care.
Gelling's offers quality
work at reasonable prices
with a wide selection to
choose from, as well as
knowledgeable and friendly
personnel.
Stop in and browse. You
will find something worth
purchasing.
Shop hours are Monday
through Thursday 9 a.m. to
5 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to
6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday
Contact number to
order by phone 997-2015,
and http://gellingsflow-
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Gelling's Floral Design new owners Kim and Jack
Kennedy hope to see everyone at Gelling's 75th anniver-
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Haybale gardening is
growing plants in an organic
haybale rather than tilled
soil.
Copper told members
that she discovered haybale
gardening when a friend in-
troduced her to it and had
success with the method.
Copper was interested
because her own plants had
failed to thrive which she at-
tributed to herbicide residue
in her soil.
Only organic haybales
may be used, and preferably,
erosion hay should be pur-
chased.
Erosion hay is inexpen-
sive and free of chemicals.
"If it has some weeds in it,
it's even better," said Copper,
"because that proves it has
no herbicides in it."
The five-foot by three-
foot bales must be thor-
oughly soaked with water
before planting.
After about a week, a
layer of good soil, or com-
post, is put on the top of the
soaked bale, and seeds are
sown. Copper demonstrated
by sewing bean seeds. She
noted that strings or stakes
might be added to the bales
for plants that need to climb.
Altogether, six bales
were prepared at Golden,
Acres Ranch, and will be
yielding vegetables and flow-
ers. One bale can support a
few tomato plants or bean
and lettuce plants and flow-
ers in rows. If it should get
cold after the seeds have
been sewn, bales may be
tented. "They are very versa-


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Some positive reasons
for haybale gardening are
that gardeners do not have to
bend down to the ground, so
it is a good method for people
with bad backs. If a person is
in a wheelchair and would
like to garden, this method,
makes it possible.
Haybales may be used in
areas without much land
such as apartments or urbai
settings. They have even
been put on roofs. Haybale
gardening requires very lit-
tle upkeep or watering.
SAfter the plants-have ma-
tured, another bale may be
put on top of the old bale for
starting another garden.
As the haybales mature,
they get smaller and turn
into rich soil themselves.
Some people plant cas-
cading flowers on the side to
improve the appearance of
the bale of hay.,
Copper has found that
armadillos and dogs do not
try to dig in the haybales, be-
cause they don't know what
the haybales are.
Copper told members
that there is a great deal of
information on the Internet
about this method of gar-
dening if anybody wants ad-
ditional information.
After the demonstration,
members shared delicious
refreshments that included a
large platter of the newest
product from Golden Acres,
organic lamb, for everyone to
sample.
Sunday, Feb. 15 meeting
of the Camellia Garden Cir-


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Located in the Montivilla Subdivision
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Think Twice Before Taking
Out 401(K) Loan
Provided by Robert J. Davison

Your car could break down. You might need a new furnace.
You have to pay for one last term of college for your child.
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mronnyf .in, hurr, ArId as-ou l.?.k-iround tor a .urce ,A tund.'-
\:,ur t~'e- mig-ht coame to re.t on your J01(k) plan. it'. there,
it's yours why not tap into it?
Actually, there are some.pretty good reasons for not dipping
into your 401(k). But before we get to those, let's see how you
might access the money in your plan.
,Some employers allow 401(k) loans only in cases of financial
hardship, although the definition of "hardship" can be flexible.
But many employers allow these loans for just about any pur-
pose. To learn the borrowing requirements for your particular
plan, you'll need to contact your plan administrator.
Generally, you can borrow up to $50,000, or one-half of your
vested plan benefits, whichever is less. You've got up to five
years to repay your loan, although the repayment period can be
longer if you use the funds to buy a primary residence.
So you've got some time to repay the loan, you're paying your-
self back with interest, and the repayments are probably just
deducted from your paycheck.
Sounds pretty good, right? What could be the problem with
taking out a 401(k) loan?
Since you asked, here are a few of them:

* You'll likely reduce your retirement savings. Your 401(k)
plan is designed to help you build funds for one purpose:
retirement. To encourage you to take advantage of your
401(k), the government defers taxes on your earnings and
allows you to make contributions with pre-tax dollars.
But when you take out a loan from your 401(k), you are
removing resources earmarked for your retirement. And
even though you'll repay the loan, you can never get that
time back when your money could have potentially
grown.
* You'll be taxed twice on the loan amount. As mentioned,
you typically contribute pre-tax dollars to your 401(k).
But when you repay the loan, you're doing so with after-
tax dollars. When you withdraw the money at retire-
ment, it will be taxed again.
* You'll have to quickly repay the loan if you leave your
job. If you leave your job, whether voluntarily or involun-
tarily, you'll generally be required to repay the loan in full
within 60 days. If you don't repay it by then, the out-
standing balance will be taxable and if you're under
59-1/2, you'll also have to pay a 10 percent penalty tax.

To avoid putting yourself in the position of having to someday
borrow from your 401(k), try to build an emergency fund con-
taining six to 12 months' worth of living expenses. Keep the
money in a liquid account so that you can tap into it quickly.
It can be tempting to borrow from your 401(k) today but if
you can resist this temptation, you'll almost certainly be glad
tomorrow.


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


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Camellia Garden
Circle met at Golden Acres
Ranch, the home of member
Bobbie Golden, Sunday, Jan.
22.


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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Capital Health Plan
presents The Savvy Senior,
a lunch and learn program
for older adults who want to
learn more about creating
and maintaining healthy,
happy, and active lifestyles,
The monthly presenta-
tion will be held, noon,


Thursday, Feb. 19, at the
Monticello Opera House.
Esaias Lee, MD will
present "Depression and
Older Adults." He is a staff
physician at Capital Health
Plan.
There is no charge; just
bring your lunch. Drinks
will be provided..
To make a reservation,
call 523-7333.


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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian Academy Art Teacher Suzie Floyd
reminds parents and county residents that the school is
constantly in need of many items which can be utilized
in the art department for the children to explore their cre-
ativity
Items being requested include; shoe boxes, small card-
board jewelry boxes, old seed packets, seed catalogs, Sty-
rofoam chips and undivided plastic food trays, any art
supplies that have been used gently, and shells, sea glass,
buttons and beads.
Also, translucent or clear plastic containers to be used
to make flower vases (Crystal Light mix containers are
perfect for this), gardening, hunting, wildlife, conserva-
tion, travel, animal, horse, farming, and fishing maga-
zines, and plastic coffee or sugar containers with lids.
"Thank you for all of your previous donations to the
Art Department, we greatly appreciate everything you
send our way to help our art making experience fun and
successful," said Floyd.


Chamber News


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Chamber members and
volunteers held an organiza-
tional meeting 1 p.m. Tues-
day, Feb. 10 in an effort to
package local business in-
fdrmation for the upcoming
Bike Florida.
Bike Florida is held
March 31 through April 3,
with some 500 bicyclists ex-
pected to travel
through Monticello
and Jefferson
County from east to
west.
The packages
will be disbursed to
the bikers at a desig-
nated point in Madi-
son, so they will


know just what is available
to them here.
Suzanne Peary, commit-
tee member for the Chamber
After 5, reminds members
of the upcoming "block
party" Tuesday, Feb. 17.
SThe event will be held at
the businesses of Monticello
Hairlines, Attorney Robert
Morris, Starducks, and Ed-'
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Big 88H(1HOSpice Seeks Volunteers Community Action Agency RecognizesLocalGroups
The Capital Area Award and Ms Ophelia education about nutri-


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Big Bend Hospice
needs you! Do you grocery
shop? Do you enjoy flow-
ers? Are you a handyman?
Are you crafty? Do you
enjoy conversation and the
outdoors? So do our pa-
tients!
If you can give 50 min-
utes or even 15 minutes on
an occasional basis, then
this is for you!


Big Bend Hospice is of-
fering a Volunteer Orien-
tation/Training Session 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday,
Feb. 27, with sign-in to
begin at 8:30 a.m. at the
Family Life Center First
United Methodist Church
in Monticello.
Application packets
are available at the church
office, or Big Bend Hospice
offices in Monticello, Madi-
son, and Perry.
Pre-registration is re-


quired and you will need to
provide a current driver's
license and insurance card
at sign-in.
You are on your own
for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.,
or just "brown bag" it!
Remember, volunteers
are not paid, not because
they are worthless, but be-
cause they are priceless!
Contact Karen Tram-
mell, volunteer coordina-
tor, for more information
at 879-1324.


Community Action
Agency at its Annual Vol-
unteer Recognition Din-
ner.on Wednesday, Jan.
28, at the Ramada Inn
Hotel and Conference
Center in Tallahassee,
recognized local groups
and individuals, for serv-
ice to the community.
The Peebles Family
Foundation received the
agency's Fresh Start En-
dowment, Champion for
the Poor/Major Donor


Mutch was named Em-
ployee of the Year for her
outstanding efforts as
Center Director for the
agency's Jefferson
County Head Start Center
which resulted in na-
tional recognition for the
quality of the program.
Jefferson County Ex-
tension Office won the
Outstanding Community
Partner award for teach-
ing Head Start children
about nutrition, parent


tion, and 4H Club.
Jefferson County Li-
brary was also honored
for the service they pro-
vide coming to the Head
Start facility and reading
good books to the chil-
dren, instilling a love of
reading to the children.
Also honored, Mary
Singleton, who as a Par-
ent Volunteer provides
valuable assistance at
Jefferson County Head
Start.


Adkpt A Road Project


The Jefferson County Recycling Program
the following items for recycling:


Photo Submitted.
Jefferson County 4-Hers participated irltheir annual 4-H Adopt-A-Road Project. The
yCh picked up over -150, poupndsoftrash.on the two-mile stretch of ae Road After-
Is the youth enjoyed pizza at Pizza Hut. Youth participating from left to rightin-
luled lesha Jones, Jakeia Morris, Lena Odom, Francista Steen, Kassandra Simpkins,
and Kashonda Morris. Missing from the picture is Janelle Bassa.


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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
'Tis the season f
Carnevale Italiano, M
Style, sponsored by the
Club of Tallahassee.
The Carnevale Ita
event for the Italian Am
lahassee and it is hoping
non-members who ar
tending this type of cel
The event will be he
Sunday, Feb. 22, at The
Robles, also known
Mediterranean Reviva
ture; 1513 Cristobal Dri
The public is invil
welcomed!


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The cost for IAMC members is $15,
and non-members S20. These costs will
need to be prepaid.
or the upcoming The evening will offer scrumptious
[ardi Gras Italian Italian appetizers, festive music, dancing,
e Italian American and more.
The Italian American Club of Talla-
iliano is a major hassee brings an Italian tradition to the
lerican Club of Tal- area.
g to bring in many Known to Italians as Martedi Grasso
e interested in at- or Carnevale, this festive event is all
ebration. about having fun and celebrating life, one
lId 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. of excitement and frivolity.
i Clubhouse at Los Carnevale is held in Italy and many
for its historic places around the world 40 days before
1 Style of architec- Easter, a final party before Ash Wednes-
ive in Tallahassee. day, and the restrictions of Lent.
ted. Costumes are RSVP by Monday, Feb. 16 to Beth
LaCivita at 878-9738 or 556-7358.


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Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

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collection sites in the County.

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wrong?

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Household garbage

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Batteries

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

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medical & pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned into an
employee of the facility and not just dropped off.

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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.

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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
This year, local
churches, and organiza-
tions are hosting little get-
togethers in honor of
Valentine's Day, as well as
local eateries and florists
running specials and ex-
tending business hours.
The celebration begins
with the Monticello Opera
House and Southern
Music Rising presenting
the annual return of
America's number one
ragtime piano player Bob
Milne, 8 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb.
13. Milne puts.on show
with great stories, music,
history and jokes.
Tickets are $15 for each
concert or $25 for both.
Call 997-4242 to make rec-
ommended reservations.
Bethel AME Church
will be hosting a Valen-
tines Day tea and auction
beginning at noon, Feb. 14
in the church annex, lo-
cated a 410 East York
Street.
The Red Hats will
meet at 11:30 a.m. at The
Mays House to enjoy a
Valentine's Day meal and
party catered by Carrie
Ann & Co. Hostesses for
the day's gathering will be
Maggie Shofner and Dor-
ris Uptain. To make reser-
vations contact Shofner at
997-2442 or Uptain at 997-
7774.
Monticello Florist
Gifts, Inc. will be obtain-
ing extra help for the holi-
day to deliver and arrange
flowers as the need always
increases greatly. As is


tradition, it will be a long
day Last year, workers
were on hand arranging
and delivering gifts until
almost midnight. Specials
will include one dozen
roses for $59.95 plus deliv-
ery; one dozen carry out
roses for $49.95, basket
arrangements starting at
$25 with all Teleflora vase
arrangements available,
large assortments of
plush animals and gifts, a
large assortment of silk
arrangements, and a huge
collection of collectable
fairies which just came in.
Call 997-4342 for further
information.
Gelling's Floral De-
sign will also be offering
specials, starting with the
18 inch nylon metallic bal-
loons for $3.99, a dozen
roses for $65 depending on
the destination, a lot of
new tulips, all fresh flow-
ers and even a large selec-
tion of orchids. Extra
help has been obtained for
the day to make deliveries
and arrangements.
As is customary,
owner Kim Kennedy says
they will begin early in
the day and work until
very late to meet all of
their deliveries. "We have
a lot of nice stuffed ani-
mals, chocolates, mugs,
and cards, with -many
items ranging from $10
and up. There is no need
to go anywhere else for
Valentine's Day," she
added. Call 997-2015 for
further information.
The Rare Door will be
offering a special Sweet-
heart steak, which is a rib
eye butterflied into a


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heart shape, served with
twice baked potato, addi-
tional fixings, and addi-
tional specials will also be
offered.
To help set the roman-
tic setting, dinners will be
served by candlelight with
soft music echoing in the
background. The Sweet-
heart steak is $24.95 and
feeds two. Reservations


are being accepted and
walk-ins are welcome. Ad-
ditional seating is also
available as well as book-
ings for private parties.
Dinner will be offered
from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Call 997-3133 to make
reservations.
The Brick House
Eatery has also extended
their business hours and


RAY CICHON
Monticello News
Managing Editor
The Monticello Opera
House and Southern Music
Rising happily present the
annual return of Bob
Milne, America's # 1 rag-
time piano player, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, and Fri-
day, Feb 13, just in time for
Valentine's Day.
Thursday, Bob presents
a concert of patriotic
music similar to a perform-
ance he has done for the
Joint Chiefs of Staff. Fri-
day, the show moves down-


stairs to our barrel house
saloon. Hear ragtime as it
has been played in some of
the most disreputable
joints in the country!
Bob puts on a terrific
show, with great stories,
music, history and jokes,
plus barroom floozies!
Everyone has a great time,
and this event has sold-out
several years in a row. So
reservations are highly rec-
ommended.
Tickets are $15 for each
concert, or $25 for both.
Call 997-4242 for reserva-
tions.


includes Valentine's Day
specials. As different as
individual tastes, Brick
House will be serving
stuffed chicken breast
meals, fried pork chops,
fried grouper and seafood
platters, New York Strip
steak dinners and the spp-
cial for the evening, filet
mignon, each served with
salad and appetizers,
served by candlelight with
a background of soft ro-
mantic music, champagne
.and a new variety of
wines will also be avail-
able to cap off any cele-
bration.
Hours are 5:30 p.m.
until 9:30 p.m. Some reser-
vations have already been
made in advance and are


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still being accepted. As
usual, walk-ins are wel-
come. Call 997-2100 to
make reservations or for
further information.
Elizabeth Baptist
Church will be presenting
A Crudgemuffin Valen-
tine, 7 p.m., Feb. 14 in the
EBC fellowship hall. The
setting is the library of
the Crudgemuffin Hall
and laughs are sure to be
plentiful in this Christian
comedy which explores
Valentine's Day, marriage
proposals, gift giving, and
,that the gift of Jesus
'Christ was God's gift of
love to the world.
For further informa-
tion contact Bill Hatcher
at 997-3054.


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We will be open Thur., Fri., and
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aukeenah


ALFA HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The earliest com-
munity established in
Jefferson County is
Waukeenah. The first
known settlers to the
area were James
Gadsden and Achille
Murat. They were
soon joined by John.
and Robert Gamble,
Edmund B. Vass,
Abram Cabell,
William I. Nuttall,
and Albert J. Iozier
who was one of the
first doctors to the
Monticello area.
Both .John and
Robert Gamble
brought their own
original slaves with
them when they came
to the area from Vir-
ginia. Arriving in
1826, the Gamble's
made their way over-
land in a 'group of
wagons, camping out
along the way. Upon
reaching Florida,
they simultaneously
began clearing land
for crops and building
small :cabins to live
in.
John Gamble even-
tually established a
plantation which
would be known as
the Waukeenah plan-
tation. Robert Gamble
would go on to estab-
lish his own planta-
tion known as
Welaunee.
The first priority
of many settlers who
migrate to a new
wilderness is to erect
a house of worship.
A Methodist
church was built at
Waukeenah in 1828,
along'with a Baptist
church on the
Casablanca Planta-
tion in 1829, were the
two earliest churches
in the county It is pre-
sumed that both
churches had irregu-
lar services by vari-
ous ministers who
traveled through the
area for several years.
It was a frequent
occurrence for the
residents of the Wau-
keenah area to flock
to John Gamble's
plantation to hear Mr.
Williston preach. In
Feb. of 1828, most of
the Waukeenah resi-
dents made their way
to Gamble's planta-
tion for Williston's
service before he left
for St. Augustine
from which he would
leave for New York.
Over the next few


years, Methodism
flourished in the area
and because of it, the
Waukeenah church
remained and grew in
members during the
territorial days. As
the territorial days
ended, Methodism
was established much
as it would remain
over the next century.
One of the earliest
stores to the Wau-
keenah area was
Abram Grantham's
while Paul Ulmer
served the area a few
miles to the north. By
1857, doctors R. Gor-
man and J.L. Palmer
were practicing medi-
cine and surgery at
Waukeenah.
By the 1850's, Wau-
keenah was the sec-
ond largest
community in Jeffer-
son County. Even
though its resident
population was small,
the community still
had several stores,
churches, aid an
academy as well as a
hotel operated by
William E Carpenter
along with one office
building.
When it came to
the economic stand-
point for Waukeenah,
most of it came from
the nearby lumber
mills. In 1880, Robert
Gamble was logging
the old Welaunee
Plantation and saw-
ing lumber with a 12
horsepower engine.
He operated only four
months out of the
year and employed a
maximum of nine
workers. He paid a
dollar a day for
skilled labor and.50
cents for unskilled.
Gamble had a total in-
vestment of about
$2,000 in his mill and
he produced about
$1,200 worth of lum-
ber annually George
W Turner had nearly
$1,000 invested in his
sawmill which was
powered by one 15
horse power steam
engine.
His mill func-
tioned 10 months out
of the year and he
usually hired : four
hands, paying the
skilled workers $1.50
per day and unskilled
only 40 cents. Turner
did his own logging
and produced $2,500
worth of lumber and
$200 worth of squared
timber.
Robert Gamble
was one of Wau-


keenah's more promi-
nent businessmen. He
not only managed We-
launee Plantation
along with his saw
mill but also part of
the Wirtland Planta-
tion as well. In the
1840's, Gamble along
with some of his
neighbors had grown
tobacco from Cuba
and manufactured ci-
gars within the
county It is assumed
that they got the idea
from the tobacco in-
dustry which began
in Gadsden County in
the late 1830's. Unfor-,
tunately, Gamble did
not meet with much
success in the tobacco
industry The tobacco
culture died out in the
county before the
Civil War mainly be-
cause the industry
was not only an ex-
pensive and complex
process, but it also re-
quired a large invest-
ment and skilled
laborers. ,By the
1870's, Gamble rented
700 acres of the Wirt-


land place to Prince
Tillman for eight
bales of lint cotton of
"low middling" or
"good ordinary". He
also rented the We-
launee Plantation to
R.G. Sheppard who
farmed part of it him-
self.
Waukeenah con-
tinued to be an impor-
tant community
which served as. a
sizeable faring
area. An 1881 visitor
described it as a
pleasant village with
three stores, a bar-
room, a blacksmith
shop, a hotel, one
white and two
African American
churches, one school
for whites and one for
blacks along with
"quite a number, of
houses."
When the, intro-
duction of the auto-
mobile in the 1920's
came, people were
being drawn away
from not only Wau-
keenah, but also Au-
cilla, Lloyd, Lamont,


and Wacissa. The peo-
pie of these areas
were once dependent
upon these places for
essential services.
They had shopped
there and also sup-
ported the schools
and churches.
The automobile
enabled residents to
travel to larger towns
for more. varied en-
tertainment and re-
sources in shorter
periods of time. They
were also given a
more widened vari-
ety of shopping op-
portunities and they
could now conduct
business, which was
once transacted by
mail.
At the very begin-
ning of the 1920's,
this small change
.would signal a major
transformation and
trigger the ultimate
decline in the smaller
communities. At the
time, Monticello
would be the benefici-
ary, but as the years
rolled on, it would


also feel the same im-
pact as its neighbors.
The 1920's also sig-
naled the end of cot-
ton being the main
crop within Jefferson
County as a whole;
watermelon se6ds
soon profited more
and became the re-
placement. There
would also be a great
prosperity for the
lumbering and, tur-
pentine industries of
the area.
Through these
economic means, the
small communities
would thrive. Lumber
and turpentine' pre-
dominated over agri-
culture in nearly all
of the small commu-
nities except for
Lloyd.'
Waukeenah's busi-
ness life would con-
tinue to diminish
slowly over the next
few decades. Several
stores, farms,
churches, and homes
are what is left of the
once very'busy Wau-
keenah community.


The site of an old home near Waukeenah where only the chimney remains. Photo taken 1997.


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Coach Harry Jacobs was named the Boys Track Coach
of the Year for 2007-2008 by the Florida Track and Field Hall
of Fame Foundation and proudly displays the plaque he
was awarded.

Jacobs Named Track


Coach of the Year


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
County Resident,
Coach Harry Jacobs, was
named as the Boys Track
Coach of the Year for 2007-
2008 by the Florida Track
and Field Hall of Fame
Foundation and he re-
ceived his award Jan. 17,
during the Hall of Fame In-
duction luncheon in Or-
lando.
The Foundation also
nominated Jacobs for the
2009 National Boys Track
Coach of the Year award
sponsored by the National
High School Athletic
Coaches Association.
Jacobs has long been
acquainted with boys
track, dating back to when
he attended JRE Lee High
School in Lee Florida, and
then on to college at South
Carolina State, where he
competed in the 100 meter,
200 meter, and the relays.
In 1966 he began coach-
ing at Howard Academy,
where he remained for four
years until moving to Jef-
ferson County High School
where he coached boys
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lowing ten years.
From there, he went to
FAMU High, where he re-
mained for 23 years before
returning to Jefferson
County for the next two
years, 2005-2007.
Jacobs then moved on
to Rickards High School for
the 2007-2008 season as the
boys track and field coach,
where he brought the team
to number three in the
state.
Jacobs returns to Jef-
ferson this year to serve as
the boys track and field
coach and continues to do
one of the things he knows,
enjoys, and does best, lead-
ing teams to the top, which
is his intentions for the
Tigers again this year.
"I have always been
much more successful in
track and field than in any
other sport," recalls Ja-
cobs.


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy varsity girl's basket-
ball team climbed to 18-3 on
the season after downing their
past three opponents.
The Lady Warriors
downed Georgia Christian, 61-
26, Friday, Jan. 23. Aucilla
took all four quarters, con-
quering the first, 17-5; and the
second 8-5; took the third quar-
ter, 16-8; and the fourth quar-
ter, 20-8.
Chelsea Dobson led the
Aucilla scoreboard with 18
points and 5 rebounds; fol-
lowed by Mallory Plaines with
15 points, 5 rebounds,15 as-
sists, and 3 steals; and Kaitlin
Jackson, 13 points, 7 rebound,
4 assists.
Tiffany Brasington, 9
points, 4 steals; Jodie Brad-
ford, 4 points; Tiffany Funder-
burke, 2 points; and Savannah
Williams, 5 rebounds.
Aucilla squared off
against St. Francis Friday,
Jan. 23, and won 38-35
The Lady Warriors took
the first quarter, 13-9; the sec-
ond, 7-4.. St. Francis took ACA
in the third, 23-22; and ACA
took the fourth quarter 16-11.
Dobson led the score for
Aucilla with 14 points and 7 re-
bounds; and Plaines followed
with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5
assists and 2 steals.
Brasington, 4 points, 2 as-
sists and 2 steals; Williams, 3
points, 9 rebounds and 5
steals; Jackson, 4 points, 7 re-
bounds, 3 assists and 4 steals;
and Bradford, 3 steals.
Aucilla faced Branford
Monday, Jan. 26 and won, 45-
29. Aucilla took the first three
quarters, 10-6 in the first; 18-9
in the second; 8-5 in the third;
and the teams tied the fourth
quarter at 9-9.
Leading the Warriors
ladies was Dobson with 12
points and 5 rebounds;
Braswell, 10 points, 2 re-
bounds, and 5 steals; and
Plaines, 9 points, 11 rebounds,
and 5 assists.
Jackson scored 7, 8 re-
bounds, 4 assists, 5 steals; Fun-
derburke, 3 points, 4 rebounds;
Williams, 2 points, 7 rebounds,
6 assists, 5 steals; and Brad-
ford, 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2
steals.


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
In their final
game of the regular
season Friday, Jan.
30, the Lady Tigers
downed the Madison
County Cowgirls, 46-
29. Jefferson
wrapped up the sea-
son 2-16, taking their
two wins in the final
two of the season.
The Lady Tigers
came out strong
leading the first
quarter 10-7 and Bria
maintaining a three- three bl
point lead going into County.
the second half, 18-
15. Jefferson exploded
during the second half,
ending the third quarter
30-22 spreading the lead to
12 points and widening
that lead to 17 points to fin-
ish the fourth for the win.
Running the score-
board for the Lady Tigers
was Alicia Smith with 16
points, 1 rebound and 6 as-
sists.
Brianna Miller racked
up 14 points with 12 re-
bounds for a double-dou-
ble; snagged 2 assists; and
batted away the Lady
Tigers' 3 blocked shots.
Keneshia Coates, 5
points, 3 rebounds and 4
assists; Emily Howell, 4
points, 6 rebounds, and 5
assists; Samiria Martin, 3
points, 8 rebounds and 5
assists; and Latoya Foot-
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Monticello News 15A


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
' IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
Sas Trustee for Saxon Asset Securities Trust 2007.


Plaintiff,


Case #: 2009-CA-00004
Division #: UNC:


vs.
Billy Milton Johnson, III 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 28th day of January,
2009.
Kirk Reams
Circuit and County Courts
B.y Sherty.,Sears
Deputy Clerk

2/4,11/09,c


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.
332098CAOOO152XXXXXX 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, FL 32344 at Jefferson County,
Florida, at 11:00 a.ni. 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 inthis 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, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO BOX 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954) 564-0071


2/4,11/09,c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-134-CA
COUNTRY HILLS NORTH/SOUTH, 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
the centerline of said Country Hill Road, 382.89 to a point, thence South
1137.88 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 10.0 acres, more or
less.
DATED at Monticello, Florida, on January 27, 2009
SKirk Reams
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
315 S. Calhoun St., Suite, 600
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
850-224-7000
2/4,11/09,c


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commission-
ers of Jefferson County, Florida, on February 26, 2009 at 6:00 P.M., or
soon thereafter, in the Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1
Courthouse Circle, Monticello, Florida, will consider adopting an ordi-
nance the title and substance of said proposed ordinance being:


ORDINANCE NO. 2009- 02-26-09-02

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING JEFFERSON
COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2008- 02-21-08-01,
THE JEFFERSON COUNTY COMPREHEN-
SIVE IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE; PROVID-
ING FOR A REDUCTION IN THE IMPACT
FEE RATES FOR FIRE RESCUE AND EMER-
GENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IMPACT
FEES; PROVIDING FOR SUSPENSION OF
COLLECTION OF THE COUNTY'S ROADS
IMPACT FEES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.


The proposed ordinance may be inspected by the public.at the Office of
the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners located in the Jeffer-
son County Courthouse during regular business hours.

All persons wishing to speak upon the adoption of this ordi-
nance are invited to attend the meeting and they shall be heard.

Should any person decide to appeal any decision made by the
Board at this meeting, such person will need a record of the proceeding
and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is
made.

DATED THIS 11't day of February, 2009

Kirk Reams, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gene Hall, Chairman,
JBOCC

2/11/09,c.


NOTICE

The Jefferson County Planning Commission will hold a workshop on Com-
prehensive Plan Amendments on February 26,2009 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting
will be held in the Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse located at
the intersection of US Highway 19 and US Highway 90 in Monticello, FL.
The meeting may be continued as necessary.
Information concerning the meeting is available at the Jefferson
County Planning Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill Road, Monticellb, FL.
32344, Telephone 850-342-0223. From the Florida "Government in the Sun-
shine Matiual", page 36, paragraph c: Each board, commission, or agency of
this state or of any political subdivision thereof shall include in the notice of
any meeting or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such
board, commission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the advice that,
if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or com-
mission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings, is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.

2/11/09,c


JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Is now accepting sealed bids for the following:
Horse Arena -the surveying and installation of horse arena fencing
(labor only). Handicap ramp- including surveying, plans/engineering, mate-
rial and labor. Announcers stand- including engineering, material, exterior
paint and labor.
All sealed bids must be received by the Jefferson County Coordinator's
Office, 450 W. Walnut St, Monticello FI 32344 by 3:00pm February 18,
2009. All work is to be completed by March 27, 2009. To receive further in-
formation and site visit please contact -Henry Gohlke, Director Parks and
Recreation Department 850-342-0287


2/11/09,c




NOTICE OF [NTENTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners
of Jefferson County, Florida, on February 26, 2009 at 6:00 P.M., or soon
thereafter, in the Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1 Court-
house Circle, Monticello, Florida, will consider adopting an ordinance the
title and substance of said proposed ordinance being:


ORDINANCE NO. 2009- 02-26-09- 01

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING JEFFERSON
COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2008- 02-21-08-01,
THE JEFFERSON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE
IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR
SUSPENSION OF COLLECTION OF THE
COUNTY'S ROADS IMPACT FEES AND LAW
ENFORCEMENT IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.


The proposed ordinance may be inspected by the public at the Office of the
Clerk to the Board of.County Commissioners located in the Jefferson
County Courthouse during regular business hours.

All persons wishing to speak upon the adoption of this ordinance
are invited to attend the meeting and they shall be heard.


Should any person decide to appeal any decision made by the
Board at this meeting, such person will'need a record of the proceeding and
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made.


DATED THIS 11" day of February, 2009


Kirk Reams, Clerk of the Circuit Court


Gene Hall,


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Chairman,
JBOCC

2/11/09,c.


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NOTICE

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of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meet-
ing Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Student Center
Lakeside Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy
of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Office of the President,
325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related ac-
commodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advancement, 850-
973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.

2/11/09,c.


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16A Monticello News


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


SCHOOL


Carol Lewis Teaches K-4

Through Grade 4 At MCA


RAY CICHON
Monticello News
Managing Editor
Carol Lewis has taught
Elementary Education for
more than 25 years, in a va-
riety of locations. She
earned her AA Degree
from Iowa Central Commu-
nity College.
"At that time I was un-
decided whether I wanted
to teach, or become a social
worker. I volunteered for
the then VISTA Program
(now Americorps) and
taught Junior High School
on a Navajo Reservation in
Arizona, for the school
year of 1967-1968. This ex-
perience helped her decide
to teach.
Lewis was assigned 10
of the most challenging
students; in every way.
After her stint with VISTA,
she returned to college at
Faith Baptist Bible College
and Theological Seminary
to.earn her BS Degree in
'Elementary Education.
She is now in her third
year of teaching at Monti-
cello Christian Academy,
where she instructs stu-
dents from K-4 through
grade four.
"I enjoy teaching these
levels, where I teach stu-
dents.how to read, among
other subject areas. It is re-
warding to see the older
students mentor the
younger ones and help
them with their lessons,"
she explained.
Lewis has undertaken
a variety of educational ex-
periences during her
teaching career. Among
these was home schooling
her six children. In addi-
tion to teaching on the
Navajo Reservation, she
has taught at Aucilla Chris-


tian Academy, and at an el-
ementary school in Val-
dosta, Ga.
She enjoys her students
and interacting with them.
"Every student is unique,"
sbe relates, "and it is al-
ways a joy to watch them
grow in their accomplish-
ments, both as students and
later in life. Among her
students, was Richard Fin-
layson, principal at ACA.
Teaching students
whose parents she taught is
an enjoyable part of her ca-
reer as well.
It is frustrating to her
when she sees students
who are unkind to one an-
other and belittle each
other.
'Her advice to would be
teachers is to remember
that learning rates differ,
and that teaching takes pa-
tience, and is challenging.
In addition, the brighter
students tend to become
easily bored, and a good
teacher will know how to
challenge them to the max-
imum.
Lewis writes poetry,
which she finds is a good
outlet for one's emotions.
She has been married to
her husband Glenn for 37
years, and is the mother of
six children.


Photo SuDmitted
JES students were honored for their outstanding achievements for the second quarter at the awards ceremony
held on Jan. 15. Pictured are 3rd grade students and teachers, Twynetta Howard, Carol Revell, and Linda Ward, assis-
tant principal.


Jefferson Elementary School Awards Assembly


Jefferson Elementary
School students were hon-
ored for their outstanding
achievements for the sec-
ond quarter at the awards
assembly held Thursday,
Jan. 15, in the JES media
center.


School Menu*]


Hot Ham &
Cheese on Bun
Vegatable Soup
Fruit Choices
Milk

Oven Fried
Chicken
* Macaroni & Cheese
Green Beans
Hot Roll
Milk

Hamburger'
on Bun
Lettuce & Pickle
Sweet Potato Fries
Fruit Choices
Milk


Students were recog-
nized for outstanding aca-
demic achievement (A and
A/B Honor Roll), Good Cit-
izenship/Conduct, designa-
tion as Peace-Builder
students, and excellence in
the enrichment areas of


Presidents
Day
NO SCHOOL


art, music, and physical ed-
ucation.
Friends, family, and


special guest Superintend:
ent Bill Brumfield joined
them for the celebration.


Carol Lewis


Heritage Manor Apartments
1800 E. Texas Hill Road' Monticello, Florida 32344

A Unique Community Designed
For 62+ and Disabled

Please contact Melissa
(850) 997-4727
for further information
stop by our leasing office
Mon., Wed. or Fri. t
between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


NOTICE OF VACANCY ON CITY HISTORIC
DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

The Monticello City Council is seeking to fill a
vacancy on the Historic Design Review Board. The
voluntary position is open for city residents. Experi-
ence or knowledge in historic preservation, city plan-
ning, construction or architectural styles would be
helpful. Board meetings are infrequent and held at
night. A letter of interest and outline of experience
and knowledge should be submitted to City Clerk
Emily Anderson, 245 S. Mulberry Street, Monticello,
Florida 32344 by Wednesday, February 25, 2009.


Capital Health Plan Proudly Presents



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A series of lunch and learn programs for older adults who want to learn
more about creating and maintaining healthy, happy, and active lifestyles.

Join us Thursday, February 19, at 12:00 p.m.
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(185 W. Washington Street, Monticelo, FL)
Featuring

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Presented by: Esaias Lee, MD

Dr.,Lee is astaffphysician at
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