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141th Year No. 13 Wednesday, March 25, 2009 50 464 + 4


Owners Of Go-kart

Track Eyeing

Motorcycle RacesP


LAZARO ALEMAN
SMonticello News
Senior Staff Writer
After -almost five
I years of operations, it
appears that the own-
ers of the go-kart race--
track on Big Joe Road
want to amend the
original agreement to
allow for more than
just go-karts to be
raced at the facility.
County Coordina-
tor Roy Schleicher in-
formed commissioners
on March 5 that Tim
Phipps, one of two
owners of the race-
track, had approached
him with a request to
change the terms and
conditions of the rul-
ing contract, which
limits racing to only
go-karts.


"They want to go
beyond go-karts,"
Schleicher said. "They
want to race motorcy-
cles."
Sheriff David
Hobbs, in fact, raised
the issue of motorcy-
cles racing at the facil-
ity in possible
violation of the agree-
ment in late 2008. On
Oct. 16. Hobbs told the
County Commission
that neighboring prop-
erty owners' com-
plaints of excessive
noise at the racetrack
had prompted him to
pay a personal visit the
facility one evening
arid he had witnessed
motorcycle racing.
"They were racing
motorcycles, not go-
karts," Hobbs told


Racetrack May

Be Back on

Commissioners'

Agenda
commissioners at the
time. "I just wanted to
make you. aware iof
what's going on out
there."
Hobbs added that
he had told one of the
owners to stop the ac-
tivity, but he really did-
n't have authority to
do so, as no laws were
being broken.
"It's just that
they're not living up to
the agreement," Hobbs
said.
The commission-
ers agreed with Hobbs.
"We never voted or
agreed to anything
other than go-karts,"
said then-Commis-
sioner J.N. "Junior"
Tuten.
Please See Go-
Kart Page 4-A


Commissioners Name


New Library Director

Emotional Meeting Ends Long Contentious Ilssue


SMonticello NeLIs Photo by Laz Aleman, March 19, 2009
Serafin Roldan, left, the newly-hired library director, gets a friendly welcome
from Alix Cave' immediately following the meeting. Although critical of the se-
lection process, Cave' made it clear throughout his presentation that his issue
wasn't with Roldan.


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Some six months
after its former head
resigned, the Jefferson
County Public Library
has a new director. HeI
is Serafin Roldan. of
Bronson, FL, a Puerto
Rico-born professional
librarian with a Mas-
ter in Library Science.
a Ph. D. in English
Language and Litera-
ture and 26 years of
pertinent experience.
The County Com-
mission selected
Roldan by a 3-2 vote
over Monticello native
Angela Scott on Thurs-
day night, March 19.
following an emotional
three-hour meeting.
packed with Scott sup-
porters who variously
plead and argued on
her behalf or railed
against the board for
what they perceived to
be a done deal.
Indeed, right from
the. start, the commis-
sioners more or less
tipped their hands as
to what their final
votes would be.
Namely, Commission-
ers Eugene Hall and
Stephen Fulford indi-
cated support for Scott
(Hall tried to make a
motion to select Scott
but was prevented
from doing so as the
chairman, and Fulford
argued that state fund-
ing wouldn't necessar-
ily be compromised if
the county hired a li-
brary director who
lacked a Master in Li-
brary Science).
On the other side,
Commissioner Hines
Boyd a member of
the committee that in-
terviewed the 14 job ap-
plicants and
recommended Roldan
for the position of-
fered a motion almost
immediately to hire


Roldan as the "best,
candidate to move the
library forward".
Commissioner
Felix "Skeet" Joyner
seconded Boyd's mo-
tion, adding that the
county's personnel pol-
icy clearly stated that
the library manager,
had to have a Master in
Library Science; and
Commissioner Danny
Monroe indicated his
leaning by stating. "I
don't think we need to
take a chance of losing
the state funding."'
It was the main ar-
gumpnt of proponents'
of hiring a director
with a Master in Li-
brary Science that ab-
sent such certification.
the Jefferson County
Public Library could
lose its significant
state funding. Al-
though true that' so
long as the director of
Wilderness Coast Pub-
lic Libraries (WILDi)
had the needed certifi-
cation, it would satisfy


Rainfall Keeps Withholding

It enia-,ieence From Region


LAZARO ALEMAN also increased, from age rainfall in Febru-'
Monticello News 1.76 in January to 4.79 ary was 1.87 inches,
Senior Staff Writer inches in February, re- compared with .7.64
Rainfall continued elected in the differ- inches in February
to be in short supply in ence between the .- 2008 and the i rical
the Suwannee River historical 12-month av- February- -ver4ge of
Water Managepent rage f 54.Q8 Inch 4.11-inches. Madison
District (SRWMA4 dur- and th past 12-mrno i unty has received a
ing Februpr5olking -average of 9. total of 52.64 inches
for thegfiith oCsecu- fhles. The stri during the last 12
til,-month of below- 24-mont fi months.
ria] rainfa and me ile, wat 17 52 River..level essen-
e third-driest six- .tiches. M, :. tally -re gined low
onth py sti -- In Jeffers n migut the dis-
S,.-County, the ,avee ;e trict, with some minor
s e sed rainfall in Febru *y up and down fluctua-
by the S b. D. -on was 1.85 inches, coi- tions reported in the
March 4 t e pared with 7.08 in Fe northern portions of
district ,r a av- ruary 2008 and-;.te some riyPrs. The
erageo 2 inches of historical February v- coastal in of the
rain February erage of 4.64 idi es. Auci-1i R ver. mean-
whiich 2.8_ ,inches Jefferson Coui -lias -while, i-epnained in
below historical receiKed49.52 esof,--' moderate hydrologic
Febru average of ast 1. drought, as deter-
3.90 inc t i mined bye US Geo-
The e 12- "..ning Ma. PIe .e See Rain-
month rai u~~~~unty the ave fao1- e 4A


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Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A Legals 15A
Classfe ds 14A School 13A
History __ 10A Sports 12A-13A
Home Improvement 11A Viewpoints 2-3A


the requirement.
should WILD cease to
exist or this county
drop out of the three-
county arrangement.
it would jeopardize the
state funding, they ar-
gued. And the possibil-
ity of WILD ceasing to
exist was never more
so than at present,
when lawmakers were
set to cut billions more
from the state budget
because of the deterio-
rating economic situa-
tion,, they said..
Proponents of
Scott, who has a Mas-,
ter of Science in Man-
agement and 19 years
of experience at the
local library, argued
that that WILD was not
likely,to go away any
time soon, if ever, re-
gardless :of the ecohn
lomy; anid that Scott's
experience should
count as an equally re-
liable measure of per
Please See
Library Director
Page 4A


Driver Claims Injuri.e

In Single Vehicle AccIdlt
FRAN HUNT shoulder. and'& u
Monticello News' the vehicle s ti.*
Staff Writer signs of damage,-M.l
A Monticello man complained of imjnu
claimed to ibe- injured due to the, swevi'iR,
in a single-vehicle mbtidn. The ioiaetr.
crash over the week- -was not deeiedaii
end, that left no visible hol-related and -Mills'
damage to his vehicle. was wearing a seat-
Florida Highway belt. He was trans-
Patrol reported that at ported to Capital-
3:29 a.m., Saturday, Regional Medical Cen-
March 21, Alonzo ter for treatment of
Leroy Mills, 46, of any injuries.
Monticello, was driv- Assisting FHP 6"'n
ing a 1996 Honda car the "-scene were'
traveling south on US- deputies from the Jef-
19 and he swerved to ferson County Sher-
the west-shoulder to iff's Office, officers
avoid colliding with a from the Monticello.
horse. Police. Department,
His Vehicle came and Jefferson.County
to a rest on the west Fire Rescue.


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and lows in the low 60s.


Wed 7V,8 Thu 7,


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It Makes A Mother Proud


The past two week-
ends have beei filled with
pageants, in Madison
County. Two weeks ago
was the -annual Miss Lee
pageant and this past
weekend was the annual
Miss Madison/Teen Miss
Madison Pageant.
Two years ago my old-
est daughter, 'Cheltsie, won
the prestigious title of
"Teen Miss Madison 2007."
She h-ad a great year of
local business' grand open-
ings, ribbon cuttings, and
parades. We tried to
attend everything we
could, take lots of pictures.
and make memories that
will last her a life-time.
With this past week.
end's events, it found my
youngest daughter
(Brooke) entering the
"Teen Miss Madison" and
Cheltsie entering the
"Miss Madison" division.
And oh boy, did this
weekend...... "Make A
Mother Proud." .
Cheltsie and Brooke
both did an outstanding
job.
o I've always tried to
teach my daughters, in
pageantry, that you don't
always win the crown, or
even a trophy, just get out
there and do your best and.
walk-off that-stage-and be
proud of yourself. That is.
what truly matters.
Brooke won Miss
Photogenic, Miss
Congeniality, and 2'1 run-
ner-up- in her division.
Cheltsie won the Spirit of
Miss i Madison County
Award, and 3~. runner-up in
her division. I was so
proud of both of them, and
they were proud of them-
selves.
Through the years I
have always heard so
many people say so many
bad things about pageants.
Whether it be "too femi-
nist," or, too "fake," or that
it's about ,"beauty not
brains." Everyone is enti-
tled to their own opinion,
I'm not opposing that, but
sometimes I think that
pageants catch the blunt
end of, the stick too many
times.
I entered pageants
(hard and heavy) for six
years,' and then on-again-
. off-again for years after.
My parents took me all
.over the place to enter
them. I enjoyed entering
pageants. It was my hobby
and my past-time. Had I
been a boy, I would have
probably spent my time,
fishing and hunting, and
nothing would have been
said against it. But since I
liked pageants, and put my
energy into them, people
,automatically assumed
that I was stuck-up, self-
centered, and self-right-
eous.
Why is that?
The fact that I just
truly loved entering pag-
eants shouldn't have made


me different in anyone's
eyes. That is just the stig-
ma of pageants and one of
the social deficiencies -of
this society.
Pageants can (and do)
teach young girls/ypung
ladies many things.
At the age of 14 I
could walk into a room of
five to seven total
'strangers, sit down and
spend the next five to ten
minutes being inter-
viewed and questioned. I
knew how to sit properly,
how to dress appropriate-
ly, I knew to look them in
the eye, and I knew how to
speak efficiently and effec-
tively. I KNOW that all you
business own-
ers/managers reading this
column, know that there
are very-few young people
that come to a job inter-
view anymore that even
have a slight knowledge of
how to do any of those
things.
At the age -of 16,
standing up in front of the
local County
Commissioners and
speaking on behalf of
newspaper legal advertise-
,ments was like candy, com-
pared to the hundreds of
people I had stood up in
front of during my pag-
eants. If you don't think it
takes guts and nerve to
stand up in front of hun-
dreds of people, draw an
un-known question out. of
a bowl, and then answer it
(without stuttering, pac-
ing, or- acting nervous in
any way) then "you've got
another think coming."
One time, right before
stepping on stage, a friend
of mine asked me, "Aren't.
you scared? Aren't you
nervous?" I think that
was when it actually
occurred to me what I felt,
and how I felt about it. As


I was about to step out on
stage, and the butterflies
were dancing in my stom-
ach, I thought, "Yes. I am a
little nervous. But dang
this is fun!"
It wasn't that I
thought a lot of myself." It
wasn't that I was trying to
make a name for myself. It
wasn't that I thought I was
better than anybody else.
-It was just plain fun. Just.
like hunting and fishing is
fun for some, and just like
playing golf is fun for
some, and just like garden-
ing and cooking is fun for
others. I enjoyed/still
enjoy pageants. And so do
many other girls.
I won some, and I lost
some, through all those
years. But no matter what
the outcome was.... When I
stepped off that stage, my
parents were right there to
hug me and tell me how
proud they were of me.
Win, lose, or draw, I kneW I
had my parents' support
and love..... and THAT is
what meant the most to
me.
In a few months, the
Jefferson County
Watermellon Pageant will
take place, here in
Monticello. My two daugh-
ters and I can't wait to
attend.
I would like to take
time to say "Thank You" to
the many businesses that
donate to the Watermellon
Pageant each year. It is
because of each of you
that each of these girls
will have special memo-
ries to last them their life-
time.
Life is short.
Childhood is even shorter.
Help a child grow and
blossom, don't squash her
dreams and tell her it's
wrong for wanting to do
something. It might not
be what you would want to
do. But so what? I truly
believe that being well
rounded and versatile will
go a lot farther in life than
knowing every poet that
ever lived, knowing what
Pi equals, knowing what
the inside of a frog looks
like; or knowing every sin-
gle chemistry equation.
No matter what your
child excels in..... soft-
ball, riding horses, basket-
ball, cheerleading, hunt-
ing, fishing, cooking, or
"Miss Madison" ...... It
Makes A Mother Proud.
And boy was I proud
this past weekend!
Until then.... see you
around the town.


TEN YEARS AGO
March 24, 1999
Hiring an economic development
professional is a critical step in attract-
ing businesses and industries. But it is
.a step that should be undertaken only
after due consideration and after cer-
tain other goals have been achieved.
County commissioners expressed
Thursday" night their intent to extend
the almost one-year-old subdivision
'moratorium another six months. It will
. require a public hearing, however,
before commissioners can act on their
decision.
The Jefferson County School
District is slated to receive an addition-
al $304,855 in state funding for educa-
tion under the budget approved by the
House Appropriations Committee,this
week.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
i \ March 24, 1989
The sheriff's office underwent two
upgrades last week. Thursday they
announced that they had their own
composite technician and Friday they
announced they had their own K-9 unit.
The Lloyd Volunteer Fire
Department has officially taken a stand
against the proposed Texaco distribu-
tion terminal being located in Lloyd.
Strong performances have been
turned in by the Jefferson County High
School's girl's track'team as the Lady
Tigers captured second place-against 11
dther teams at FAMU High on March 15
and received third place in a Chiefland
meet on March li.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 22, 1979
Pat Ervin, a fourth grade teacher at
Jefferson Elementary School, was
named Teacher of the Year for
Jefferson County.
Ron Smith, Northern Division
.Manager for ,' Florida Power
1'Corporation which is headquartered
here, has been named North Suncoast
Division manager with headquarters
in Clearwater.
Chief of Police George Griffin rec.


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MiICELLO

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ommended that a night watchman be
hired at Jefferson High School. follow-
ing the latest break-in and apparent
theft of a microwave oven.
Robert Tomberlin, a native of
Fitzgerald, Georgia, is the new stQre
manager at Winn Dixie. ,
The County Commission agreed
Wednesday to continue funding
Mental Health Services in Jefferson
County but will determine the amount
of money at a later date.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 22, 1969
W.C. Hawkins of Monticello, is one
of five members of the Florida
Department of Agriculture's Animal
Industry Technical Committee to have
been reappointed by Commissioner of'
Agriculture Doyle Conner to two-year
terms.
The bodies of two Lamont men
were recovered Saturday afternoon
from the Aucilla River near Peddy
Springs by divers from the Leon
County Sheriff's Department.
The American Legion, Oito
Walker Post 49, celebrated the Fiftieth
Anniversary of the American Legion
with a birthday party on Tuesday,
March 11. The following members
were awarded Golden Certificates:
W.M. Scruggs, Sr., Richard Gilbert,
Postell Hopkins and Noah .Connell.
Silver certificates were awarded to Dr.
FJ. Conklin, Dave Winans, James
Nicholson and Maurice Loeb.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 22, 1959 I
Sandy Sauls has been named,
"Player of the Year" for his outstand-
ing play during the. recently closed
basketball season in the Big Bend
-Area.
Fred Stokley was named president
of the Jefferson County Livestock
Improvement Association. Other offi-
cers are: L.A. Delp, W.C. Hawkins. J.C.
Waldrop and Albert Odom.
Fred Jones won third place in the
Junior Division_ at the Big Bend'
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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Nyren Shavaaye
Jones, 21, of
Monticello, was
arrested March 16, on
Leon County warrants
on the charges,of bur-
glary of a conveyance
and petit theft. Jones
was turned over to
Leon County to face
charges the same day.
Randy Dohtaye
Walker, 27, of
Tallahassee, was,
arrested March 17,.
and charged with
attaching tag not
assigned, possession
of cocaine and posses-
sion of paraphernalia.
A total bond of $7,250
was -set and he
remained in the
County Jail March 23.
Alan L. McCleery,
20, of Jeffersbn
County, was arrested
March 17, and charged
with violation of pro-
bation on the charge of
burglary of a con-
veyance. He was
released on his own
recognizance the same





UT o the STINGER
I writer who
obviously did not like
my. STINGER about
JCFR, I have 3 things
to say; .#1) I plainly
,said that "if they are
,on an EMERGENCY
to use their lights
and sirens (you
know, responding to
and EMERGENCY
call. We all know
that, these heroes
don't respond to non.
emergencies, that
would be below
them.) #2) You sug-
gest for me to "cease
and desist". My
response is NEVER!!!
And, #3) Before you
pick up pen and
paper again, LEARN
HOW TO READ!!!!!!
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day.
Spencer F.
Harrison, 28, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested March 17,
and charged with two
counts of violation of
probation on the
charge of grand theft,
in Leon County. Bond
was withheld and he
was turned over to
Leon County March
20, to face charges
there.
William Robert
Powell, 27, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested March ,18,
and charged with bat-
tery (domestic). Bond
was withheld and he
remained at the
County Jail March 23.
Ciara Nicole
Bradshaw, 22, of
Thomasville, was
arrested March 18,
and charged with fail-
ure to appear on .the
charge of grand theft.
She was released on
her own recognizance
the following day.


Jeffery Stephen
Harrington, 39, of
,Tallahassee, was
arrested March 19, and
charged with failure to
appear on the charge
of violation of proba-
tion for stalking. Bond
was withheld and he
remained at the
County Jail March 23.
Frank Cobksey
,Williams, 47, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested March 19, and
charged with writ of
attachment. A cash
bond of)'$50 was set
and he remained at the
County Jail March 23.
Johnny Joseph
Day, 30, of Jefferson
County, was arrested
March 19, and charged
with driving while
license suspended ,or
revoked, third offense,
possession of cannabis
less than 20 grams, and
'possession of drug
paraphernalia. A total
bond of $1,750 was set
and he was bonded out
of jail the same day.


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Library Director


Cont. From Page 1


Rainfall


Cont. From Page 1


formance as the required
degree.. Underlying
much of' the discussion,
whether implicitly or
explicitly, was the issue
of the black/white
divide.
Among the many
who spoke on behalf of
Scott, Byron I arnhart
was the first and his
sense of outrage that
Scott's 19 years of serv-
ice and dedication to the
library would be over-
looked in favor of an out-
sider was typical.
"I find it ludicrous
for her not to be elevated
to the position,"
Barnhart said. "I can't
see'how you can overlook
her-expertise and dedica-
tion. To me, it's mind-
boggling."
Others chastised the
commissioners for their
alleged inconsistencies
and inexperience and
subtly or outright threat-
ened repercussions at
the ballot box. .
"You're looking for
every reason not to put
her in this position,"
said Stephen Scott, one
of Angela's brothers.,
"You said you liked to
hire from within, ,but
now you're going to hire
someone from outside,
That's hypocrisy. Like
you, I can find someone'
out there who is better
than you as a commis-.
sioner. You were given a
chance to be a commis-
sioner, but you don't
want to give her a chance
to be a director. Just
because you have a
degree doesn't make you
better. The last director
with a degree didn't stay
Listen to the people who
put you in this position.
You should listen to what
your district .is. saying.
When you don't know_
things, you hire consult--
ants. So why not help her,
instead of -knocking her
downn"
A young woman who
followed reiterated the
message.
"I've seen petitions
going around and letters
and more,": she .said.
"Doesn't it mean any-
thing that the citizens
who voted you in are say-
ing it's time for a
change?"
Chuck Sarkisian
appealed to commission-
ers not to overlook Scott,
saying he knew what it
was like to be overlooked
for the position of a gen-
eral manager at a cai*
dealership because he
was too valuable as a
salesman.
"I feel for anybody
who's been overlooked,"
'Sarkisian said. "I've
been there. It hurts."
Rosa Scott, mother of
Angela Scott, chastised
the commissioners, and
Boyd in particular, with
a mix of Bible quotes,
and motherly indigna-.
tion.
"We elected you and
you had to learn," Scott
said. "If you do wrong,
be. afraid, holding all
these secret meetings.
Those who speak lies
shall perish. The good
old boy days are over. It's
time for a change. Mr.
Boyd says she's not qual-
ified. Sometimes, you
can be too smart for your
own good. It's time that
Jefferson County wakes
up cause there's going to
be more of this. If I were
you, I would make a deci-
Ssion to make Angela the
director. If this county
can send others to
school, you can send her
to school."
Speaking out in


opposition to Scott's
appointment were
Marianne Miller and


library selection com-
mittee members WILD
Director Cheryl Turner
and former Jefferson
County Public Library
Director Linda
Hamedani.
"I know Angela,"
Miller said. "I wish she
had the correct degree
but she. doesn't. I'm
sorry. And that's what it
comes down to."
Turner pointed out
that the system had been
set up so that in a pinch,
the WILD director 'could
act as the Jefferson
County Public Library
director, a position that
she, had had to assume
for the last six months.
But bottom line, proce-
dures and requirements
were in place for the hir-
ing of applicants and the
county had a qualified
candidate who was
"ready to go from the get-
go".
'Angela doesn't have
the supervisory experi-
ence," Turner said. "The
job shouldn't be acquired
by threats:or force."'
Hamedani was
equally blunt in her pro-
nouncement.
"I would not recom-
mend.- Angela Scott,"
Hamedani said.
C.P. Miller took issue
with the committee
members' .alleged "bash-
ing" of Scott and with
Hall, as chairman, for
allowing the "bashing",'
calling Hall's action "out
of line".
S"Commissioner
Boyd, I know you're not,
running 'anymore," said.
Miller, who lost narrowly
to Boyd in the last
Democratic primary and
subsequently challenged
the decision to no avail
in court.
"This ain't my first
rodeo," Miller went on,
adding that he had been
attending and participat-
ing in commission meet-
ings for some 18 years.
"I've seen people hired
without 'degrees. But I
won't continue to raise
my blood pressure beat-
ing a dead horse."
As for the state fund-
ing argument, Miller
said that so long as WILD
existed, the local library
director didn't need a
Master in Library
Science, and WILD "was-
n't going anywhere".
"They're not going to
lose their $250,000,". he
said. .
"I'm disappointed in
Cheryl and the previous
director," Miller said.
"What does it say about
them that they don't rec-
ommend the people
under them?"
O.J. Slohni accused
the commissioners of
inconsistency and
unfairness.
"Our fire chief, When
he came here, he didn't
have what he needed to
have," Sloan said. "If you
do.something for one per-
son, you have to do it also
for another. When you
were newly elected, you
didn't know everything.
If you did it for the fire
chief, why can't you do it
for the library director?"
Juanita Crumity, a
county native and former
legislative assistant in
South Florida for many
years, lambasted the
commissioners for
alleged cronyism, saying
she was disappointed to
return home and discov-
er that the "same good
old boy system" still pre-
vailed. Since when didn't
experience substitute for
a degree? Crumity asked.
She pointed a finger
towards Turner or


Hamedani, who were
both sitting toward the


back of the room.
"She's a poor super-
visor," Crumity said.
"Yes, I point my finger
at her. If she (Angela)
couldn't do the job, why
wasn't she fired? You're
kicking fier out the front
door while you bring
someone in the back
door. I have a bad feel-
ing. If my parents
weren't here, I'd leave,
cause you disgust me.'",
Mae Eva Wilson
said she hadn't planned
to speak, but she would-
n't have been able. to
sleep with herself if she
hadn't said something
after Turner questioned
Scott's capability
"It hurt me in my
heart to hear Cheryl say
that," Wilson said.
As a librarian with
47 years of experience
with the school district,
she was qualified and
certified to speak. out,
Wilson said. If a super-
visor didn't think an
employee was capable,
that supervisor should
attempt to help the
employee, she said. But
in fact, she knew Scott
to be a good and capable
librarian who would be
no better for having the
specified degree.
'"Give her a chance,"
Wilson said.
Alix Cave' voiced
what many in room
believed to be the situa-
tion.
"I'll say what no one
else will say," Cave' said.
"If Angela was a white,
blond person, we ,would
not be here today:This'is
inst it ut ionali z e.d
racism. Let's talk about
the committee. How
many minorities were
on the committee?"
Cave" 'apologized, to
Roldan, telling the latter
that the outcry was not
against him but rather
against the bungled pro-
cedure that had pitted
the two job applicants
against each other.
"It's a situation that
we created !by pitting
Angela against his man:
because Schleicher
(County Coordinator
Roy Schleicher) dropped
the ball,". Cave' said,
.without elaborating or
clarifying the charge.
Cave' ended with
the statement that if the
commission didn't lis-
ten to the people, the
people would speak
through the ballot box
the next time.
Others who spoke
on behalf of Scott
included David Scott,
John Nelson, Nancy
Benjamin, Shirley
Washington and Joyce
Siplin.
Lisa Reasoner and
Dick Bailar argued for.
upholding the estab-
lished procedure and
therefore, in essence, in
support of Roldan.
Commissioners
said little following the
public input, proceed-
ing immediately to the
vote.
But Boyd had this to
say on Friday.
"Our library is
strong because for over
25 years, it has been
headed by a profession-
ally trained librarian,"
Boyd said. "This is not
the time, nor is there a
need, to abandon that
standard. The selection
committee had a large
pool 'of well-qualified
professional librarians
and we picked the best
of the bunch. Our com-
-munity is fortunate to
attract someone with
Serafin Roldan's cre-


dentials, experience,
and character to be our
new library director."


logical Survey based on a
seven-day average stream
flow.
As for the water levels
in most of the district's
monitored lakes, these
remained relatively stable
for the most part, with
Sneads Smokehouse Lake
in Jefferson County show-
ing a miniscule increase.
"Groundwater levels
decreased in 66 percent of
the district's monitored

Go Kart


Added Commissioner
Felix "Skeet" Joyner: "I
don't remember us giving
them permission to race
motorcycles. It was sup-
posed to be for family and'
children only."
At the time, the com-
missioners' response was to
the effect that Schleicher
needed to inform the race-
track owners that the latter
'couldn't do as they pleased
and that Planning Official
-Bill Tellefsen needed to
enforce the existing rules.
Nothing more was
heard about the matter
,until Schleicher's March 5
report. This time around,
the commissioners'
response was that the
request needed to follow the
proper protocol and go
through the approved&
process. Meaning that'
Phipps' request should be
referred to the Planning
Commission for 'considera-
tion and a recommendation
to the County Commission.
County commissioners
gave the racetrack the go-
ahead to operate as a spe-
cial exception in a rural
zone on Aug. 19, 2004,
despite the protests of
neighboring property own-
ers who feared that the
facility's traffic, 'noise,


wells, dropping by an aver-
age of 0.18 feet," the report
states. "Twenty-four per-
cent of the levels were
above the 25th percentile
(normal range), compared
to 54 percent last month;
Eighteen percent were
below the 10th percentile,
considered extremely low.
Three record monthly lows
were observed."
Relief. is not expected
anytime soon either, as


indicated by the long-range
outlook from the National
Weather Service Climate
Prediction Center, which
shows drought develop-
ment is likely through May
and below-normal precipi-
tation likely through June.
The district continues
to advise that water users
voluntarily reduce water
consumption and eliminate
wasteful and inefficient
water usage.


Cont. From Page 1


lights and commercial
nature would compromise
the rural quality of the
area.
In response to the over-
whelming opposition, com-
missioners imposed .14 con-
ditions on the project,
including a, restriction on
races other than go-karts,
installation of an eight-foot
fence to buffer the track
and daylight operating
hours only.
Even so, opposition to
the racetrack coalesced into
the formation of Citizens
Against Race Track
(CART), a group that ulti-
mately filed a lawsuit to
stop the project and reverse
the commission's approval.
That suit lay dormant for
nearly a year before quietly
dying or being pulled.
Resistance to the proj-
ect has, never completely
abated, however, evident by
David Lewis's appearance
before the commission on
Oct. 16. Lewis is a neighbor-
ing property owner of the
racetrack and was one of
the several named plaintiffs
.on the CART lawsuit.
"I hate to tell you I told
you so," Lewis told the com-
missioners, on Oct. 16, cif-
ing several of the imposed
conditions. "But they-(race-


Man Charged Cc


tried,to force him out of
the doorway and
Murphy grabbed-
McCarty, who attempted
to pull away, so Murphy
executed a leg-sweep
take 'down, taking
McCarty to the floor of
the porch.
,McCarty tried tp get
away from the officers,
who in turn, had to pin
him to the floor. He con-
tinued to resist .the offi-
cers' attempt to take him
into custody though he
wag given numerous
commands to stop resist-
ing and comply with the
officers' demands.
After he located the.
female inside of the res-
idence, Officer Brent
Parramore came outside
to assist the officers on


the front porch, and
Officer Joel Oquendo
arrived on the scene to
assist.
McCarty allegedly
continued to resist .the
attempts of the officers
to take him into custody
until Oquendo drew his
taser and warned
McCarty that he was
about to be tased.
Officers were then able.
to handcuff him.
.Murphy reported
that during the struggle,
he could smell the very
strong odor of marijua-
na emitting from
McCarty's person.
Following the struggle
and after McCarty was
handcuffed, Murphy
observed a. half smoked
marijuana joint stuck


By: Debbie Snapp
Monticello News
Stanf f i


track) have never been in
compliance with the noise
levels. We need some relief
out there, folks. We've been
putting up with this for
more than three years."
I One of the concerns
that the opponents voiced
from the onset was that the
racetrack, which the own-
Lrs portrayed as a state-of-
the-art world-class facility
that would attract go-kart
racers from -around the
world and put Monticello
on the map, would instead
prove to be the nose of the
camel in the tent. No doubt,
these opponents can now
argue that their predictions
have been validated, espe-
cially if the request for
motorcycle racing is
,approved.
Of the five commis-
sioners ; who' initially
approved the racetrack,
only Joyner remains on the
board. One of the other four
was subsequently defeated
in his bid for re-election,
possibly as a result of the
racetrack vote, and the
other four have -since
stepped down voluntarily to
pursue other interests.
It will be intexes ing.t
see how the newt board h~n-
dles the request, if it goes
that far.


mnt. From Page 1

above his ear, which was
seized as evidence. -
The female inside of
the residence, Lisa
McCarty, during the
course of an interview,
said she was uninjured,
and that she and her
husband had been in a
heated confrontation
and she had called for
help, but she did not
realize that anyone had
heard her scream.
McCarty was trans-
ported to the County
_Jail where he was
booked on charges of
obstructing 'an offi-
cer/resisting an officer
and possession of a con-
trolled substance. A
total bond of $5,50p was
set and McCarty bonded
out of jail March 14.


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Melynda Lynch


Melynda Lynch has lived in Monti-
cello for two years and has been tedch-
ing eight through' twelfth grade at
Monticello Christian Academy since
the beginning of the 2008-2009 school
year.
Her favorite subjects include Span-
ish, Italian, German, French, and Pub-
lic Administration.
Her hobby, though not like her hus-
band's, is watching videos, DVDs, and movies in foreign
languages!
She is married to Michael Lynch of Reams & Reams
CPAs.
Together they have been working on and remodeling
their home on West Washington Street.









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MARCH 25 28
Jefferson Arts Gallery
will feature local painter
and sculptor, Ken Harper.
This exhibit will be on dis-
play the entire month.
Jefferson Arts, Inc.
exhibits are free and open
to the public at the Gallery
location 575 West
Washington Street. The
Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Wednesday and
Saturday or by appoint-
ment. Jefferson Arts, Inc. is
a non-profit group with a
goal of promoting art and
art education in the
Monticello area of North
Florida and South
Georgia. For more infor-
mation, contact the Gallery
at 997-3311 or visit
www,jff@r@f 1I@t
pgylll@frco
MARCH 25'
Emp 1 o y m ent
Connections Career Coach
Mobile Lab is scheduled for
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
across from 'the First'
Baptist Church. Services
include job search, resume
assistance, assessments,
and labor market informa-
tion. For more informa-
tion, contact Employment
Connection, Director
Cheryl Rehberg at 673-7688,
or volunteers Paul Kovary
at 997-2313, or Mike
Reichman at 997-5100, or
SW Ellis at 567-3800 or 866-
367-4758.
MARCH 26 ,
Jefferson Correctional
Institution will host a
Department of Corrections
Statewide BBQ event 11
al'.r'. ti 3 p.m. Thursday at
tlid dtifthouse Circle. All
proceeds will benefit .
Law Enforcement Special
Olympics. Boston Butt and
chicken plates will sell for
$5 and will include dessert.

MARCH 26
Altrusa meets at noon
Son the second Thursday
and at 6 p.m. on the fourth
Thursday of each month
for a meal and a meeting.
Contact the Ghamber at
997-5552 for more informa-
tion.
MARCH 26
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.
MARCH 27
Monticello Rotary
Club meets every Friday at
noon at the
Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting.
Contact President James
Muchovej at 980-6509 for
club information.
MARCH 27
First Baptist Church
Relay for Life team will
hold a Chicken Pileau
fundraiser Friday in the
church fellowship hall.
MARCH 27
Community Skate
Night is held 6 to 8 p.m. on
the last Friday of each
month at the Church of the
Nazarene on 1590 North
Jefferson Street This event
is free. Bring your own
skates or borrow from the
Roller Club. There is a
small charge for snacks,
997-3906.
MARCH 27 AND 28
USDA Commodities
and Second Harvest will
welcome volunteers to bag
food packages 6:30 p.m.
Friday for distribution 9 to
11a.m. Saturday at the New
Bethel AME Church, 6496
Ashville Highway Contact
Essie Norton at 997-5683 or
Nellie Randall at 997-5605
for information.

MARCH 28
Fish Fry Gospel Sing,
and Prayer Walk fundrais-
er 4 to7 p.m. Saturday host-


ed by the Wacissa


Pentecostal Holiness
Church Youth Group.
Offices, businesses, or
agencies having informa-
tion to share with the com-
munity about offered serv-
ices are invited to have a
table and a representative
at 'this event. Contact
Cheryl Simon, youth group
leader at
cheryl@millerglassco.com
or. 997/5108 or 2645892., The
Wacissa Volunteer Fire
Department will be in
attendance letting people
know about fire safety,
handing out little hats and
badges to the children, and
allowing them see the fire
engine. You will also not
want to miss out on meet-
ing Author Bobette and
Cowboy Jesse Stubblefield.
Saddle up to find a cure and
come to this Relay For Life
event.
MARCH 28
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.
MARCH28
Enlightened Health,
located at the Opera House
west door, meets every
Monday at 5:30 p.m. and at
Tupelos Bakery and Cafe
every Saturday at 9 a.m.
free Laughter Yoga with
Maggie May Laughter is
Medicine, laughter-
heals@earthlinknet
March 28
Talent Show at the old
JCHS Auditorium 7pm
S a t u 'r d a y
us,. talent shot 20uti-
r vahoo.com i$4.
March 28
The regular last-
Saturday-of-the-month
meeting of the Tallahassee
Crochet Guild will'be held
10 a.m. :2 p.m. at the
Jefferson Arts Gallery, 575
West Washington Street.
This is a free meeting.
Bring your own projects or
work on some' of the
Tallahassee Crochet Guild
projects. This is a crochet
and chat gathering. No chil-
dren please. http://WWW,
divaerohet,00o l for
updates.
MARCH 29
Cody Pentecostal
Holiness Church will hold a
special service with the
"Gaither Style Singing" of
local talent. The service will
begin at 11 a.m. Sunday.


Literacy

DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The 21st Century
Learning Center of the
Boys and Girls Clubs of
the Big Bend and the
Monticello Boys and
Girls Club is offering,
Computer Literacy class-
es at the clubhouse on
Mamie Scott Drive.
To register or for
more information 'con-
tact Director Shirley


There is no admission
charge: For more informa-
tion contact the church at
997-6774 or visit the church
website at
www.codyphc.org
MARCH 28
Jefferson SHARE vol-
unteers will be stationed at
the Church of the
Nazarene, 1590 North
Jefferson Street from 8 to
9:30 a.m. Saturday with the
monthly food delivery
orders. Turn in registra-
tion copy when picking up
orders. Cash donations will-
be accepted for the cost of
fuel for the volunteers.
Contact Martha Creel at
445-9061 for more informa-
tion. To learn more about
SHARE go to
wwWha@8@ridLrg
MARCH 28
HORSE SHOW
Saturday 7:30 am First
Flight Farm 997-1879.
March 30
Martin Luther King
Community Center meets 6
p.m. on the last Monday of
each month at the MLK
Center. Contact Charles
Parrish at 997-3760 for more
information.
MARCH 30
AA women's meetings
are held 6:45 p.m. Monday;
AA and Al-Anon meetings
are held 8 p.m. Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street.
For more information call
997-2129 or 997-1955.,
MARCH 30
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, 97.
1727 or 997-3169.
MARCH 31
AA classes are held
every Tuesday evening 8
p.m. for those seeking help.
Located at 1599
Springhollow Road in the
Harvest Center., Contact
Marvin Graham at 212-7669
for more information.
MARCH 31
The Florida Bicycle
Group will be spending the'
night in Monticello
Tuesday evening. The
Chamber is asking the
community to welcome
them with open arms and
southern hospitality
APRIL 1
Monticello 0 Kiwanis
Club meets every
Wednesday at noon at the
Jefferson Country Club on


Classes

Washington from 10 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m. at 997-1180, or
528-3995.
Learn to develop your
technology skills during
this free opportunity The
community is invited to
get involved and be a part
of now and the future.
Watch for Adult
Education classes soon
to be announced in the
Monticello News, when a
schedule has been put in
place.


Boston Highway for lunch
and a meeting. Contact
President Katrina Walton
at 997-5516 for club informa-
tion.
APRIL 1 AND 15
Jefferson County
Lions Club will meet 1 p.m.
on the first and. third
Tuesday of the month at
The Monticello Pizza
Kitchen. on Dogwood
Street. For more informa-
tion contact Jessie
Carpenter at 656-8615.
APRIL 2
The Business
Community Prayer
Breakfast and meeting will
be held 7 to 8 a.m. on the
first Thursday of ,the
month. Plan to attend, and
bring a friend. For location
information contact,
Coordinator L. Gary
Wright at 997-5705,933-5567,
or
lawright,,rambarqmaifl.e
Om1
APRIL 2
Girl Scout leaders and
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m.
on the first Thursday of
every month at the Eagle's
Nest on South Water Street
for a general meeting.
Contact Vicki Adams for
more information at 386-
2131, or.vadams@sgscab.,org
APRIL 3
Ashville Area
Volunteer Fire
Department meets 6:30
p.m. on the first Friday of
each month at the fire sta-
tion. Contact Fire Chief
John Staffieri at 997-6807
for more details.
APRIL 4
Ashville, Area'
Volhriteer',- *: ',Fire,
Department (AAVFD) will,
host a Scavenger Hunt for
children to participate in
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at
the Dixie Plantation. The
different apparatus that
could appear at a fire or
medical incident will be on
display The children will
learn something at each
station and earn a sticker
throughout the hunt. Once
the hunt is completed they
will then be able to grab for
a prize. In addition, there
will be fun craft tables, and
a BBQ stand for a lunch
offering. There -will be a
representation by AAVFD,
Jefferson County Fire
Rescue; Smokey Bear will
be on hand from. the
Division of Forestry along
with members with the
new Jefferson County
Lions Club. For more infor-
mation contact Denise
Tosado at 997-2259.


April 4
New exhibit opening
reception 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturday at the Jefferson
Arts Gallery featuring
Zaid Haynes. This exhibit
will be on display through
the entire month.
Jefferson Arts, Inc.
exhibits are free and open
to the public at the Gallery
location 575 West
Washington Street. The
Gallery is open 10 a.m. to


2 p.m. Wednesday and
Saturday or by appoint-
ment. Jefferson Arts,
Inc. is a non-profit group
with a goal of promoting
art and art education in
the Monticello area of
North Florida and South
Georgia. For more infor-
mation, contact the
Gallery at 997-3311 or
visit
www,jefersonartsgaer
eom


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ZONING
CHANGE

The City Council of the City of Monticello pro-
poses to adopt the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2009-02

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING
MAP OF THE CITY OF MONTICELLO,
FLORIDA, BY DESIGNATING A PARCEL OF
LAND COMPRISING 419.38 ACRES LOCAT-
ED IN SECTIONS 25 & 36, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST AND LOCATED IN
SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
5 EAST AS "PUD" ZONING, PLANNED UNIT
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT; PROVIDING
FOR PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR ADOP-
TIQN OF THE SPECIFIED AMENDMENT
TO THE CITY OF MONTICELLO ZONING
MAP; PROVIDING FOR LEGAL EFFECT;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CODIFI-
CATION, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS, AND AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

The area shown covered by the proposed ordinance
is shown in the map below:


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COOPERS POND ROAD

LOCATED IN SECTIONS 25. 31 & 36
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH. RANGE 4 EAST
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
S ITE MAP

The entire text of the, ordinance may be inspected at
City Hall, 245 S. Mulberry Street, Monticello,' Florida
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Public hearing on the ordinance will be
held on April 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Monticello City
Hall. Interested persons may appear at the meeting and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.


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Commissioner Gene

Hall Sets District II

Town Hall Meeting


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson
County
.Commissioner
'Gene Hall will
hold a Town .
Hall meeting 7
p.m. Thursday, .
March 26 at the
First
Presbyterian
Church, in the
Woodrow,
Malloy
Fellowship Hall, .
290 East/
Dogwood Street Commissioner Gene Hall
in Monticello.
Invited guests include Pat Hall, Ophelia Mutch,;
and Melissa Watson, with Capital Area Community
Action Agency, Inc. (CACAA.)
Together they will enlighten the participants on
the benefits of programs administered by CACAA.
Programs discussed will- be the Low Income'
,Home Energy Assistance Program, Micro
Enterprise Small Business Development Program.
Weatherization Program, Emergency Food
Assistance Program, and the Head Start Program.
Refreshments will be served. For more details
contact Gene Hall at 321-6673.


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Union o,.if 41so7 an !i-s.
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with a Bible study
Philadelphia MB Church will host a local pro-
gram 7:30 p.m., March 27.
The Union Leadership Conference will convene
I11 a.m., March 28. The Union regular session will
begin at noon. Sunday session begins at 9:45 a.m.
with Sunday School.
Speaker for the 11 a.m. church service is Pastor
1 Alonzo Fudge.

BOYD TO HOST


Monticello Ntews Photo By Fran Hunt. M1arci 20 20 TELE-O W N 4HAM ON
Representing Progress Energy, Gaye Hanna,
right, presented a check for $857.50 to Jefferson ECON OM Y R UD(G T
County Humane Society President Caroline Carswell A
as part of the company's 50 percent Foundation
Match for the 2008 Employee Giving Campaign. Boyd Tele-Town Hail on

Progress Energy Presents March 3t at 7:00 p.m ET
Congressman Allen keep their jobs. It is my
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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Progress Energy last.
week. presented a check.
to the Humane Society,
as part of the local com-
pany's 50 Percent
Foundation Match pro-
gram.
Progress Energy
representative Gaye
Hanna, met with
Jefferson County
'Humane Society
'President Caroline
Carswell and presented
her with a check for
$857.50.
Hanna explained
'that each year, local com-
pany employees are
issued a list of approxi-
mately 15 north Floridal
charitable organiza-
tions, the individual
employee chooses one of
thdse charities and des-
igniates a. particular
amount which will them
be taken out of their pay


check each period, and
donated to that charity
of choice. So, theoreti-
cally, if the local branch
of Progress Energy has
15 employees, there may
actually be 15 different
charities within the
North Flbrida area,
which are receiving
funds from the
Employee Giving
Campaign.'
..Progress Energy
then matches. those
donations, meaning, the
check presented last
week was from Progress
Energy; the Society had
received the ..same
amount from some
SProgress .' Energy-.
employees over the
course of the 2008 year.
Hanna relayed ,that
Progress Energy is glad
,to support this cause in
Jefferson County and
proud of ,the employees
for their unselfish dona-
tions.


7 p.m. Tuesday, March
31. This one-hour confer-
ence call will give the
people of. North Florida
the opportunity to voice
their concerns and ask
questions about the
steps Congress has
taken, and will be taking
in the coming months, to
address the short and
long-term fiscal chal-
lenges facing our coun-.
try. The tele-town hall
will foculs on the recent
stimulus package, ongo-
ing budget negotiations,
and other issues.,
."I am looking: for-
ward to this, additional
opportunity to hear
from the people of North
Florida and' answer
their. questions," said
Congressman Boyd.
"Our i state and our
nation are facing his-
toric .economic chal-
lenges. t
'I know that across,
North Florida small
business owners are des-
perate to keep their com-
panies functioning.
Families are struggling
to make ends meet, and
working men and
women -'are fighting to


of North Florida to
learn .more about the
measures being taken to
strengthen our economy,
create jobs, and lessen
the impact of this, eco-
nomic downturn."
Congressman Boyd
will be using a phone
service to call house-
holds in Norith Florida.
If the ,phone is
answered, the person
will hear a recorded
message 'from
SCongresmani Boyd ask'
ing them to stay on the
line to join the' 'onfer-
ence call. r ;ii
If they choose to do
so, they vill be automat-
ically connected to the
live town hall meeting,
where they will have the
opportunity to ask ques-
tions, to Congressman
Boyd or simply listen in
to the call.
To, participate in'.
Congressman Boyd's
Live Tele-Town Hall
Meeting, on Tuesday,
March 31, simply call
toll free, 1-877-229-8493,
at 7:00 p.m. EDT With the
passcode, 13901, and' you,
will be placed immedi-
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Spring is almost here time to spruce up your
house and get rid of your clutter. But this year, don't
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Why not "freshen up" your investment portfolio at
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,Qf curse, Y Apuan't jus tr ke ,aop and broom to
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* Take an inventory. of your belonging s. If you're
like most people, you've got some things lying
around your house that have outlived their use-
fulness. It might be that lawn mower that died in
20Q4 or the toaster that warmed its last slice dur-
ing the Clinton Administration, but whatever it
is, it's beyond repair and it should go. And
the same may be true of some of your invest-
ments. If one hasn't performed the way you had
hoped or no longer fits into your long-term.
goals, this might be a good time to speak with a
* financial advisor.
Dispose of your duplicates. If you went through
your house carefully, you might be surprised at
how many items you have that do the same
thing. Do you really need two colanders? And
how many radios can you listen to at one time?
'If you looked at your investment portfolio the
same way, you might be surprised by some of the
redundancies that pop up. For example, you may
Shave several stocks issued by similar companies
that make similar products. This might not be a
concern when the stock market is booming, but
it could be a definite problem if a downturn af-
fects the industry to which these companies be-
long. Always look for ways to diversify your,
holdings. While diversification, by itself, cannot
guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, it
* may help reduce the effects of market volatility.
Put things back in order. Over time, and almost
before you're aware of it, the spaces in your
home. can get "out of balance." Perhaps you have
too many chairs in one comer, or maybe your
new desk takes up too much space in your home
office. With some rearranging, however, you can
get things back in order. The same need for re-
arrangement may apply to your portfolio, which
might have become unbalanced, with too much
of one investment and too little of another. This
situation could undermine your financial strategy,
especially if the imbalance means you are taking
on too much risk or, conversely, if your holdings.
Shave become top conservative to provide the.:
Growth you need, So, look for ways to restore`
Your portfolio to its proper balance.

By giving your portfolio an annual spring cleaning,
you' can help make sure it's up-to-date, suited to your
needs and well-positioned to help you make,progress
toward your key financial goals. And you can do it
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Fish Fry, Gospel Sing, Prayer Walk At Wacissa


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Wacissa
Pentecostal Holiness
-Church Youth Group
'invites the community
to join them on
Saturday, March 28 for
their Relay For Life
Fish Fry and Gospel
,Sing. The youth also
request that you partic-
ipate in a Community


Prayer Walk as well.
Community-leaders
and community pastors
are especially asked to
join as the participants
pray for a cure, as they
pray to strengthen
those who have lost
loved ones to cancer,
and at this time,, say a
special prayer for our
community and its
leaders and our nation,
for our children and


our schools, the war on
drugs and violence in
this country, and espe-
cially for our troops.
Make plans to partici-
pate in this Special
Prayer Walk.
If your office, busi-
ness, or agency has
information to share
with the community
about its services and
you would like to have a
table and a representa-
tive at this event con-
tact Cheryl Simon,
Youth Group Leader at
chery.l@millerglassco.c
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The church youth
and family hope the
community will attend
this event, to learn
about the valuable serv-
ices provided.'
The Wacissa
Volunteer Fire


The Dixie Echoes Quartet


Department will be in
attendance letting peo-.
_ple know about fire
safety, handing out lit-
tle hats and badges to
the children, and allow-
ing them see the fire
engine. ,
You will also not
want to miss out on
meeting Bobette and
Jesse Stubblefield.
Having, grown up
on cattle 'ranches in
Colorado, Jesse will
always be a Cowboy at
heart.
From the age of six,
he has been involved in
rodeo, Christian youth
groups, and Cowboys
for Christ.
However, his faith


was severely tested
when, at the age of fif-
teen, he broke his neck
and became a quadri-
plegic.
Despite doctor's
claims that he would
never walk again, God
had other plans for
Jesse.
, When he was
miraculously healed,
Jesse vowed to dedicate
the rest of his rodeo
career to saving cow-
boy's lives.-
When he retired
from The Rodeo in 1998,
he was one of the top
ten Rodeo Bull Fighters
in the nation and held
the title of Captain of
the United States Rodeo


Team.
The Stubblefield's
minister truth, love,
and hope to the young
and old.
Jesse has amazing
stories of how the Lord
healed and delivered
him from more than
one encounter with
near death as a rodeo
clown; and Bobette is
an accomplished
author,. speaker and
teacher.
Their stories are
one of salvation, deliv-
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* Enjoy an unforget-
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Madison, with The Dixie
Echoes, Quartet 7 p.m.
.Thursday, March 26.
A $7 donation is
,requested at the door,
,iand a free-will offering
will be collected during'
.the concert.
The Dixie Echoes
-wi"li,,present the Gospel
in a unique style of
(Gospel music. In the ear-
.lier days of Gospel
-music, quartets would
gather around. two
!microphones and sing
four-part harmony, with
just a piano player.
Many would call
this style of gospel
.music the "old-fashion
.way," many would call it


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Making up the quar-
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lead singer. He's been,
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1969, and is the son of
Dale Shelnut, one of the
Dixie Echoes' founding
members.
Randy :(Scoot)
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the band playing bass
guitar on selected songs.
Stewart Varnado
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pianist .and adds the
unique sound that many
have come to love.
Hitting the low
notes for the quartet is
Pat Barker, who comes.
in as their bass vocalist.
The newest member
of the quartet is Wesley
Smith as tenor singer.
Around the two
microphones, the Dixie


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Gospel with tight har-
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band ministering to all
ages.
They sing songs like
"I Won't Have To
Worry," "Little Is
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Hrebs, Jefferson Senior Citizens Center Executive Director, Celebrates Oth Year


A group of JSCC clients ready for their afternoon ride home from the Center.
Included in the photo are Beulah Farmer, 'Susan Morris, Doretha Jones, Laura
Lee Goodman, Cora Henry, Adel Harris, Horace Neely, and bus driver, Ocie Neely,
and Director Bobbie Krebs. (These names are not in order as they appear in


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Bobbie Krebs, Jefferson Senior Citizens Center
Executive Director, with Beulah Farmer, Center client,'
at the door of one of the JSCC transportation buses.


Special to Monticello News
By SUSAN WHITSON
Bobbie Krebs,
' Executive Director of the
' Jefferson Senior Citizens
G Center, Inc., since March
1989, visited with Susan
Whitson about her 20 years
at the Center, what's going
on there now, and the
Center's goals for the
future. Whitson's .ques-
tions and Krebs 'answers
.follow:
Mrs. Krebs, you're
celebrating your 20t"
anniversary as Director
of the Jefferson Senior
Citizens Center this
month. What has been
the Center's history of
service to the communi-.
ty? ,
Krebs: In 1978, The
Jefferson Senior Citizens
Center- was incorporated to
provide services and home-
delivered, meals to
Jefferson County seniors/
Federal funding came from
the Older Americans Act
and Community Care for
the Elderly funding from
the State. We didn't have
in-home services as we dp
today Over the years,
we've been able to add
greatly enhanced services
and extend them to many
more clients..
In the beginning in
1978, a seven-member
Board of Directors estab-.
lished the first congregate
meal facility located on the
Georgia' state line, to pro-
vide socialization and
nutritional meals to the
elderly However, because a
service agency is required
to be located as close to the
majority of its clients as
possible, the original facili-
ty was closed, and a .small
house was rented across
fr6nomi the Monticello City
Hall.
At that time, in-home
service was begun provid-
ing personal care, home-
making, respite care, and
companionship. In 1989,
we expanded services
again to include Medicaid
waiver services to our
most needy clients, the
very frail elderly with per-
sonal assets totaling less
than $2,000. 4
In 1997, the Center's
existing building at 1155 N.
Jefferson Street in
Monticello was purchased
and renovated. Since then
we've grown and grown,
and now we've even out-


grown this facility
What is the Center's
mission?
Krebs: We are a non-
profit, tax-exempt, organi-
zation. Our primary mis-
sion is to provide preven-
tive services to the 60+ pop-
ulation who have been
determined to be socially.
and/or economically
deprived and/or function-
ally impaired. We try to
satisfy our clients' basic
needs for self-support and
coordinate all necessary
home- and community-.
based services to prevent
premature institutional-
ization
S' We strive to provide all
in-home services 'to enable
.our Jefferson County sen-
iors to remain in their
homes. ",Providing such
services will, on average,
save the taxpayers $50,000
per client per year that
nursing home .care would
require.' /
In her article in the
AARP Bulletin, March
2009, entitled "Oh, Lord,
Don't-Put Me In A Nursing
Home," Barbara Basler
states, "Reducing these
services, experts say is a
false -economy because it
forces people into nursing
homes, which costs the
state more.
Florida's Community
Care for the Elderly, for
example, spends about
$5,000 a year to' help, one
older person remain in her
home; more extensive state
Medicaid home services
cost $8,000 per person,
while the average cost of a
Florida nursing home is,
$65,000 a year."
Tell us about the
Jefferson County resi-
dents your staff serves
and how they go about it.
Krebs: Cu.rrently-the
Senior Center's staff of 20
permanent employees and
10 temporary ones serves
188 residents with a variety
of services. My staff is
amazing in their knowl-
edge of the community and
their dedication to their
elderly clients!
Each month, 2,468
meals are provided, at the
Center and through in-
home delivery
Socialization activities
include recreational, edu-
cational, and nutritional
speakers, sing-along's, field
trips and seasonal parties,
arts and crafts, games, and


exercise classes.
In-home services
include case management,
homemaking assistance,
companionship, telephone
reassurance, and respite
and personal care. Health
screening includes blood
pressure screening, hear-
ing testing, podiatrist vis-
its, and health support.
Social service counseling
is provided through refer-
rals to 6ther agencies, reas-
surance, information, gen-
eral counseling and access
to alert response systems.
Housing assistance is avail-
able through home
improvements and envi-
ronmental modifications.
How does the State of
Florida play into ,your
operation?
Krebs: The Florida
State Legislature deter-
mines and approves federal
and state funding for elder
services. The State of
Florida Department of
Elder Affairs and, then, our
Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc., in
Tallahassee are our admin-
istrative and managerial
bodies. Jefferson Senior
Citizens Center, Inc., is the
lead case agency.
Where does. the
Jefferson Senior Citizens
Center's funding: come
froni?
Krebs: Our fees are
based 6n each client's abili-
ty to pay Our funding
sources are the United Way,
the Older Americans Act
(Federal "funding),
Community Care for the
Elderly (State of Florida'
funding), Medicaid waiver,
Home Care for the Elderly,
the Alzheimer's Disease
Initiative, client contribu-
tions, fund-raising, activi-
ties, and private, civic orga-
nizations', churches', and
corporate donations.
What about
Jefferson County's or the
City of Monticello's
share in caring for their
residents?
Krebs: Unfortunately,
we receive no funding from
Jefferson County or
Monticello. In the 14
Florida counties of our
Public Service Area,
Jefferson County is the
only -cdunty which directs.
no funding to its Senior
Citizens Center.
How does the local
community give input
and guidance, to the
Senior Center.
Krebs: We actually
have two local boards: The
Governing Board of
Directors and the Advisory
Council. The members of
the Governing 'Board,
required by the Florida
state grant and our bylaws,
must be Jefferson County
residents, and one-third of
the members must be over
60 years of age.
Their duties include
having ultimate authority
for the overall operations
of the Center: determining
policies, fiscal decisions,
staff employment, acting
as advocates for the needs
of the elderly, and conduct-
ing planned fund-raising
activities to generate rev-


enue for the Center's
accounts.
The Board members are
Carl Hanks, President,
Ruby Whitson, Vice
President, George Pittman,
Secretary Amanda Outzs,
Treasurer, Nan
Baughman, Jimmy
Brookins, Lana Brown,
Chester Cox, Dottie Taylor,
and Mary Annmi Van
Kleunen.
The Advisory Council,
led .by President Cora
Henry, guides the Center
with suggestions to
enhance recreational activ-
ities from exercise classes
to Bingo, events such as
birthday parties, and
health education classes
and speakers. It's made up
of the Center's clients and
health care, transporta-
tion, and grants' coordina-
tors.
What is one of
JSCC's biggest chal-
lenges?
f Krebs: For a long
time, my primary responsi-
bility as Executive
Director was to manage
the/ Center's budget and
determine when and how
clients could be served.
Unfortunately, that local
control has been taken out
of 'our hands and moved to
the Area Agency Resource
Center in Tallahassee.
All new-client referrals
go through them, and they
assign funding and deter-
mine the services
required. To us in
Monticello, this added
level of bureaucracy
works against timely and
efficient delivery of servic-
es to those who need us.
Tell me about this
large construction proj-
ect 1 see going on out-
side.
Krebs: That's the
Riley Palmer
Construction Co. working
on our 6,400 square-foot
addition. Over the last
seven years, we've been
working to acquire fund-
ing to build an addition to.
our existing facility and to
renovate the current
building. ,
In 2004,.we received a
Federal grant totaling
$393,000 with the help of
Congressman Allen
Boyd's office, which
allowed the addition to be
brought to the "dry-in"
stage in 2008.
Recently, as a result of
Gov. Crist's first-time-ever
inclusion of a budget item
to improve senior center
facilities, we were award-
ed a grant totaling $873,427
to- complete the project
bringing the Center's total
usable space over 10,000
square feet.
We're planning a huge
Open House after the June
30, 200?, project comple-
tion date for the communi-
ty to come see the new
facility and celebrate with
u s "
How will this new
facility allow the Center
to enhance services to
the Community? Will
you be able to add any
new programs?
Krebs: Oh, the space,
the space! We'll be able to
do on-site cooking in the
new kitchen instead of
frozen meals, and serve the
meals in a lovely congre-
gate dining room, the
Mary Whatley Dining


Monticello


Room.
There will be ade-
quate office space to file all
the records we must keep
for seven years. Our med-
ical personnel will have
private consulting offices.
There'll be a supervised
exercise room with real
equipment.
We'll have a media room
dedicated to movie-watch-
ing and educational pro-
grams complete with the-
ater seats and a popcorn
machine. The seniors can
sit in the sun-room and
watch the birds or play
games and just visit.
With this new space,
we'll be able to open an
adult day care center. For
Qualified clients, family
care-givers will be able to
leave their loved -ones for
the day affording the fami-
ly members the peace, of
mind to "go to work, shop,
or just get away knowing
all is well with their senior.
Our goal with the new
facility is to be recognized
within our senior commu-
nity as a resource venue-
a place they can go to get
help, to make friends, and,
since we also strive to keep
seniors in their, own
'homes, a place to come
home from.
What else is new?
Krebs: Well, there's a
new Medicaid Outreach
program. For persons 60+
*years of age, we are cur-
rently taking applications
to provide services such as
homemaking,- personal
care and meals on wheels.
Call us at 342-0242 or 1-800-
96-ELDER.
Also, the Area Agency
on Aging has just recog-
nized our Center's ability
to handle nore _clients by
officially increasing the
number of clients we are
allowed to serve and the
funding needed to do so.


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Tom Bennett, brick-layer, working on the low wall
surrounding thefuture rose garden at the corner of
the JSCC addition.


Bobbie Krebs and Joan Watson, JSCC Lead Case
Manager, look over the construction project plans.


e front of the Senior Center on North Jefferson street, in


Mrs. Krebs, what
comes next for the
Jefferson Senior
Citizens Center?
Krebs: We know the
senior population is grow-
ing in number in Jefferson
Count, and people moving
here because they recog-
nize this area is a great
one in which to retire.
Many will eventually
need the kinds of services
we provide, especially the
socialization activities
which work strongly to
keep seniors out of the
nursing homes. We must
identify them and bring
them in as new clients.
What words of wis-
dom do you have for us
about our Jefferson
County senior popula-
tion and what we can do
as concerned citizens
and volunteers to assist
them and their families?
Krebs: Pay attention
to your community-
notice who, needs some
help along the way
Referrals for elder services
can, be made by family
members, friends, clergy
or any concerned individ-
ual or agency
Call the Jefferson
Senior Citizens Center's
Elder Helpline at 342-0271
to talk with us about our
services, to ask how to
apply for services through
the Area Agency on Aging,
to identify other agencies
that might assist you, or to
volunteer. To me, the hap-
piest people are the people
who work to serve others,
and, at JSCC, our volun-
teers help us to make our
seniors' worlds go round.
Oh, and, by the way we'll
be needing a few, large
pieces of antique furni-
ture for the new addition
if anyone would care to
donate them. Hint,
hint!


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Hired hands picking cotton by hand in a Jefferson County field. Taken 1890s.


Laborers cultivating a Jefferson County cotton field. Taken late 1800s.


'ALFAHUNT.
'Monticello News
Staff Writer
In a previous
.History Page, tobac-
.co was discussed as
:an alternative to
king cotton. By the
late 1800s, with the
Civil War debt hang-
ing over, Southern
:farmers, the cotton
Market had become
erratic. Disease and
weather were also
playing a large fac-
* tor.
The .large planta-
tions of 'the area
were still 4ntact-and4
few still operated on.
a lafrgeN scale with
hired .labor while
others were divided
into small tracts and
rented out. The ten-,
ants of these tracts
of land. obtained
their supplies inh
advance on credit
iand gave liens on
their growing drops
as security,
E vE.e`ry on e
expressed great dis-
approval over the
cohcentratiori of cot-
ton. Middle Florida
,residents didn't
,waste time in crying
,out for crop diversi-
'ty, self-sufficiendy,
and improved farm-
'ing methods.
In 1882, the
T a 11 a h a s'se e
?Floridian reported
'that T.J. Bradwell of
Jefferson County
:had planted 125
-acres and worked the
'fields with four'
,mules. With intense
farming, Bradwell
managed to yield 76
:bales of cotton, 400
bushels of corn, 300
..bushels of potatoes,
'6,000 pounds of fod-
,der and enough
;sugar cane to make
'five barrels of syrup.
The Monticello
newspaper, the
Constitution, report-
ed that E.B. Bailey
had produced 12
bales of ginned cot-
ton weighing about
480 pounds each on a
12-acre tract of land
near Monticello. The
editor noted that the
"soil was "properly
prepared and the
crop well worked,"
the paper empha-
sized that small
farms properly culti-
vated, were proving


more profitable than
large plantations
which were less
carefully managed.,
With all the alter-
natives, cotton con-
tinued to be the
major crop of both
planters and :share-
croppers of the
county
The stealing of
cotton became an
issue. The theft from
cotton fields and
secret sales to
unquestioning mer-
chants at night led to
the "Sunset t to
..Sunrise" Law in
1877. "Along with a'
1879 amendment, the
Sunset to Sunrise
, law made such trans-
actions illegal.
When the law proved
to: be inadequate, the.
county commission-
ers collected a $500
-license tax on all,
merchants who dealt
in seed cotton.
The Constitution
reluctantly approved
the measure because
it would "to a certain
extent check 'the,
stealing cotton from
the field." The paper
cautioned that it
would injure small
farmers who were'
unable to purchase
their own' gins.
When the 1883
Legislature repealed
the. Sunset to.
Sunrise Law, the
Jefferson County
grand jury was furi-
ous. The body
declared, "We can-
not find words
strong enough to
express our disap-
proval. This nefari-
ous (villainous) traf-
fic in seed cotton
will be a fruitful
source of crime."
The jury predicted
complete -ruin of
agricultural interest
in the county and
called on merchants
not to buy products
"when they were cer-
tain that 9/10ts of
them are stolen."
In 1887, the
Sunset to Sunrise
Law was restored,
but there were few
convictions under it,
as capture and pros-
ecution of criminals
proved difficult. One
example is the case
of Mike Plant who
was indicted for vio-


lations of the Sunset
to Sunrise Law. His
case was continued
for several years
without any result
,and eventually dis--
missed.
Apart from the
threat of thievery,
there were other
risks to cotton farm-
ing. In 1878, Burton
W. Bellamy ginning
facility, a fire broke
out when some cot-
ton was passing
through the gin, and
'quickly got beyond
control. .
In, 1879, the. cot-.
ton crop for the
entire county was
ruined due to exces-
sive rains.
Grasshoppers
nearly destroyed all
the fields near Lloyd
in 1882, and farmers
were forced to dig up
their fields and,
replant.
In 1884, the heavy
rains, which. were
followed by hot
weather- in July,
caused the cotton
stalks to lose all of
their leaves and 'the
bolls to whither
before the crop
matured. The sud-
den rains also
increased the num-
ber of caterpillars,'
which infested many
of surviving fields
in, August of that
same year.
In 1885, the local
newspaper noted
that, the cotton
"looked fine" in late
July, only to be
destroyed by rust
and caterpillars that
August, leaving
many, farmers with-
out hope. '
Despite the
immense problems,
farmers continued
to produce cotton.
The local newspaper
even boasted on the
successful yield of
the crop, as it was
urging farmers to
diversify.
In spite of the
adverse weather con-
ditions pf 1884, the
Constitution report-
ed that the cotton
yield had been good.
The railroad depot
had handled nearly
1000 more bales than
in the previous
years. In 1886, the
depot in Monticello


had handled more
cotton than it ever
had before, and
according to the
local newspaper, its
volume was larger
that year than any
other depot along
the FR&N railroad.
Even though the
price of cotton was
continually declin-
ing during the time
period, farmers
believed discrimina-
tory freight rates as
well, as the lack of
access to the mar-
kets were r'esponsi-
ble for the decline in
profits.
In 1883, .the,
Constitution noted
that the freight rates


to New Orleans hadf
been reduced so cot-
ton could be shipped
there more cheaply,
and give the farmers
another option
*besides shipping to
Savannah, GA. With
the additional
option; farmers were
expected to receive
better prices for
their cotton.
The declining
profits were a major
reason for the organ-
ization of the
Farmer's Alliance of
Florida in the late
1880s. It was eagerly
supported by many
Jefferson County
farmers,' because it
tended to improve


the farmer's position
by cooperative buy-
ing and selling.
The Alliance
exchanges lasted
only four years
before poor financ-
ing, hostility from
merchants, and
other "creditors ulti-
mately caused its
collapse. Cotton
prices continued to
decline until the
mid-1890s' when they
began, to steadily
rise again. Both
short staple and Sea
Island cotton were
Still being 'grown\
within the county,
in large quantities
when the turn of the
century arrived.


HUNT.'cn raed 'n even
'L HUNT Edcatbh' sk force cnurag :
Monticello .News of the SohomA County, wider participation in
ttff.Wr.ei .CA; 00mr.issto n'n the' ''Women' itoi
March Is nationally Statis of Womena gan Week. Schools began
celebrated as, Women's a "Wo"men's. iory organizig. speak
History ', Month. Week" celebration.The projects, and eKhibi-
Wona's histoprY recog- week was. chosem0 to 'Uons for that ,weeio tono
't iaid't begin coincide 'o n.owith 'ho-nor vomen's history.
;nt clrt.Euthope, Interhatfonal Women's ..h' *National;
S- Marh '8 was cele- Day,. Match 8. The. Women's. .History
S satrd ks: .te'tnIato6hal response to the celebra-: -project begani to' dis-.
.DWo 'amei's Dy' In many tion was, positive' and' tribune *- materials
of :, he' European schools begani .to host. apeific y dsigrTed toA
nations, as well as in their own 'Women's support,,' Women's.
,thb .nitedI States, History Week pio History, Weeik and&
'otiomn's. rights' were grams. enhancethe teaching
,the hot tq ic. Women's The next year, lead- of history-as to include'
suffrage was the main ers from the California notable wonien 'a'nd,'
"priority, of several group shared their their experience.
women's organiza- project at a Women's In 1987. Congress'
:t.tions. Women,.. as well History .Institute at .expanded the .Week'to a.
as men. wrote books to Sarah Lawrence month,' at the request
the contributionss to College. Other partci- of -the" .. National
women's history, pants not only deter- Women's History
.. th .tle economic .mined to begin- thejr' ; Prjec&'Sine4hPen; the
:depressio'of tli616s, 'own- local. Women's, U.S:. C6n.. n s :. has
",and WWIIibthe.ghtfoer History Week projects,'.itued'' ,a lthouiio
Swom,eh's-rlights'fell,out but agreed to support ever,year fior.Wohien's
t:- gv. Jnthei95's; ,'an. effort. to.. have ..Jiitory Month: -
tdhd 16bO,,th-e women's Congress declare. -a In an effort to fur-
:4niovetentfwaPrevived. national Wonmen's thr extend the inclu-
With-.wo0ten'&libera- Iitstory Week. l ^E women in. the
,ti6n'if.thel960s, inter- Three years later,:. histy curriculum.
'est f-itwormen.s- issues the United St.tes th President's'
,:'aind wornen's history. Congress passed a re6s- Commission on the
olutio~wli4- "6tab- Celebration of Women
.' ..'th tn970s,-many 11sh c'tatIona -,-l m..istory In America
.offen felt a growing Women's .'' "History' ibet- throughout the"
nleed:-to teach women's Week. .Co-sponsors' of. 1990s. :.Qne .result of
history. mii' elementary the resolution, demon- those meetfits was the:'
'-schools, as .well as in strating support fromn" effoh to establish, a
chighI school. In the. both- parties were "nattinal Museum of
'17970s, many universi- Senator Orrin Hatch, a -, omen's History in
lies .began to include Republican from Utah;;Washington D.C.
da' of women's and Representative where it would join
t_ ind a broader Barbara Mikulski,. a other national muse-
lfleld of women's stud- Democrat from urns such as the
les. .Myland. American History
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Monticello PNeivs Photo by Emerald Greene, Mych 5, 2009
Michaela Metcalf, catcher for the ACA JV Warriors soft-
ball team, is pictured as she tags out a runner, coming home.
during the recent game played against Madison Academy.


ACA JV Ladies Drop


Two To Madison


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla
C ,Ft.ian- Acadeimy J V
girls' softball ..,team
dropped two games to
Madison Central,
Thursday, March 12, to
stand 4-4 on the season.
The Lady Warriors
lost the first game 13- 5,
which was called in
five innings.
Brooke Kinsley
went 1 for 3 with 1 run
scored; Sunnie
Sorensen, 1 for 3 with 1
run, 1 RBI, 1 double;
Pamela Watt, 2 for 3


with 1 run, 1 RBI, 1
double; Hadley Revell,
0 for 1 with 1 run
scored and 2 walks;
Keli Dolla.r 0 for '2 vith
1 run scored. and 1
walk; Vicki Perry, 0 for
3 with 1 RBI; and
Whitney McKnight, 3
for 3 with 2 RBI.
In the second game
of the double-header,
Madison Central
downed Aucilla
Christian 14-9, again,
in five innings.
Watt went 1 for 3
with 2 runs scored, 1
RBI, 1 walk; Michaela
Metcalfe, 1 for 3 with 1


RBI, 1 walk; Sorenseft,
0 for 4 with 1 run, and 1
RBI; Revell, 0 for 3
with 1 run scored, and
1 walk: Dollar, 0 tfob-I
with 2 runs scored
and 2 walks;
McKnight, 1 for 1 with
1 run, 1 walk, 1 hit-by-
pitch; Kayla Fulford, 0
for 3 with 1 run and 2
walks; and Perry, 1 for
2 with 1 run scored,
and 1 walk.'


Tigers Drop


Softball T(


Season Opener Benefit Na


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson varsi-
ty Tigers baseball team
dropped their season
opener against 'North
Florida Christian, 15-1,
March 5, in a game
called in five innings
because of the ten-run
rule.
Coach. Alfreddie
Hightower stated that
during the game, some
of the things that the
Tigers do best, just did
not materialize. "Our
pitching started a little
rough, and once that.
settled down, the errors
killed us," he said. "We
had a few bright spots,
but. a few bright spots
are not good enough
against the level of
competition that we
play," Hightower added.,
Shane Broxie
pitched the first three
innings, giving up 5
hits, 11 runs, only 3 of
which were earned, 4
walks, and striking out
4 batters.
Joey Dowell pitched
the final 2 innings, giv-
ing up 2 hits, 4 runs, 2 of
which were earned, and'
striking out no batters.
At the plate, Joseph
Williams had 2 at-bats, 1
hit, 1 run, and 1 walk;
Telvin Norton had 2 at-,
bats with 1 hit; Shayne
Broxie had 2 at-bats;
Montrey Johnson had 2
at-bats with 2 strike-
outs; Nick Parker, 2 at-
bats and 1 strikeout;
Alphonso Footman had
2 at-bats with 1 strike-
out; Ladarian Smiley, 1
at-bat and 1 walk; David
Crumitie, 2 at-bats and
2 strikeouts; and
Rovonte Robinson, 2 at-
b.ats and 1 strikeout.


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Recreation Park
Director Mike Holm
remindsell that the park
will host a men's softball
tournament beginning
at 8 a.m., Saturday,
March 28 at the Park, to
benefit Natalie Eades,
the two-year old daugh-
ter of county residents
Jason and Chelsea
Eades, who was recently
diagnosed with
Leukemia and is con-
fined to Shands'
Hospital.
Men's softball teams
from around ,the region
are urged to come and
participate in this very
worthwhile event. The
entry fee is $150 per
team and the winning
team will be awarded
event T-shirts. The


journey To


talie Eades
event is a 2 to 6 homerun
low bid event, in which
teams will bid on home-
runs they hit before fac-
ing off; a better feam
may bid, 6 .and a less
experienced team may
bid two, the most of"
which can be hit during
the game. All- other
homeruns will be count-
ed as outs.
Also, the event will
be a one and one (1 hit, 1
strike) start at the begin-
"ning of each batters,
turn, to speed up the
tournament.
All proceeds .from
the tournament will go
to the Eades family for
medical and related
expenses.
For additional infor-
,mation contact
Recreation. Director
Mike Holm at 342-0240 or
519-6640, or Demott
Anderson at 528-7088.


Lady Tigers

Defeated 17-1


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
"Oops" was the
word of the day as the
Lady ,Tigers varsity
softball team commit-
ted seven errors and
dropped a 17-1 decision
to Franklin County,
March 6, to now stand
2-3 on the season.
,.Coach .Howard ,
Marx said the Lady,,
Tigers also gave up 10
hits and 8 walks.
"Unfortunately, the.
Lady Tigers were
unable to get a timely
hit to go' with the- 8
,walks given up by the
Lady Seahawks pitch-
ers."


He added that the
difference in the game
turned out to be experi-
ence. "The more expe-
rienced Franklin
County players only
made one error, and
were able to top the
Lady Tigers numerous
scoring opportunities,"
said Marx.:
Jana Barber ,scot:ed
Jefflrson's lonorungyqpij
aBpassed ball by -the3
Lady Seahawks catch-
er.
"One of my players
remarked that we
played awful, but we
played hard, and I,
agreed, that's all I
could ask for," conclud- I
ed Marx.


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Scott Scharinger Named

APIA ACA Head Football Coach


Photo'Submitted
NFCC students, left to right, Tristan Sorensen and
Amy Frey of Jefferson County were among 46 students
welcomed as new members of Phi Theta Kappa at NFCC
on March 19.

NFCC Welcomes 46 New.

Members Of Ptk Honor Society


Two Jefferson County
students were among 46
new members inducted
into North Florida7
community College's Phi'
'Theta Kappa Mu Xi,
March 19.
Amy Frey, and
Tristan. Sorensen became
members of PTK, the
international honor socie-
ty for two-year colleges.
Inductees must have a'
minimum GPA of 3.25 to
join, and must maintain a
3.0 GPA to remain a mem-
ber of PTK.
NFCC students lead-
ing the induction cerefmo-
ny were PTK President
Rachey Frey of Jefferson
County, PTK Vice
President Dominique
Reed '"of" Suwafinee
County' and. PTK''
Secretary Brittany
Bezick of Madison
County. Frey welcomed
guests and introduced


guest speaker and NFCC
history instructor David
Paulk.
Paulk shared with
the students and their
supporting audience
what he believed makes
a great leader. He
encouraged the students,
to lead by example, to
lead by encouragement
and to lead. by effective-
ness. He also 'encour-
aged them to build their
competence and confi-
dence'as they move for-
ward in their education
and careers.
NFCC President
John Grosskopf and Dr.
Greg Molnar, NFCC sci-
ence instructor and PTK
advisor, also took part in
the ceremony A recep-
tion' was held in the
NFCC Student Center
immediately following.
the, induction of new.
,members.


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian
Academy announced
Friday, March 13, the hir-
ing of Scott Scharinger
as the new head football
coach beginning with the
2009 season, who brings
with him a wealth of
experience.
The decision to hire
and 'confirmation of the
hiring of Scharinger,
came during the week of
March 2. And though
Scharinger still has pre-
vious obligations, he will
be present for most of, if
not all, of the annual
Spring Training football
program and the
Jamboree, all taking
place from May 1-15.
He will officially
begin at Aucilla as a full-
time employee in the fall,
just in time for the foot-
ball season of 2009-2010.
He attended high
school at Princeton High
in Cincinnati, Ohio,
where he played on the
school's football team.
Scharinger is a 1996
graduate of Florida State
University where he was
a member of the 1993
National Championship
team and he served as a
student assistant coach
at FSU for one year dur-
ing the 1995-1996 football
season.
He has been an assis-
tant coach at Pace High
School and Lymanr High
School for a total of 12
years and most recently
Scharinger has served as
assistant head coach and
co-offensive coordinator


at Lyman High School in
Longwood, FL.
"In searching for. a
coach we had three pri-
mary characteristics,
that we were looking for
in our new leader," said
ACA Principal Richard
Finlayson. "First, and
foremost, we were look-
ing for someone who
would be the spiritual
leader that would keep
honoring and serving
Jesus Christ as the pri-
mary focus of our foot-
'ball program. We also.
wanted someone who
was committed both to
year-round weight train-
ing and to developing a
positive relationship.
with.our supporters.
"In hiring Scott
Scharinger, we not only
were able to meet these
needs far better,than we
ever could have imag-
ined, but we also were
able to hire a man with
extensive football knowl-
edge and experience,"
said Finlayson.
"We feel extremely
blessed that God has .led
Scott to serve our min-
istry with us. We are
truly excited and believe
he will be a great edition
to our staff here at
Aucilla."
Sch ar inge r
expressed his excitement
for his new position, stat-
ing, "Coaching. and
teaching to me is a, call-


ing, a mission, a min-
istry that allows me to
eternally affect the lives
of young people, on and
off the football field.
"My coaching phi-
losophy is to impact the
student/athlete academi-
cally, athletically, and
spiritually and to pro-
mote character develop-
ment and encourage
responsibility in order to
create honorable young
men and Godly
American citizens. Hove
the fact that God allows
me to use football to
serve Him and to grow
His kingdom."


Scharinger has been
active in the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes
and involved with the
training program at his
former schools. He also
served as a member of
the US Army in
Operation Desert
Shield/Desert Storm in
the early 1990's and in
Operation Iraqi
Freedom in 2004.
He and his wife,
Holli, have been mar-
ried for 13 years and
they have three chil-
dren, Peyton,, age 10,
Gabriel age 7, and Halli,
age 3.


Lady Warriors

Trounce Maclay
FRAN HUNT Michaela Metcalfe, '3for
Monticello News 5 with 2 runs, 3 RBI;
Staff Writer Hadley Revell, 1 for 5
The Aucilla with 2 runs, 1 RBI, and 3
Christian Academy JV strikeouts; Keli Dollar, 1
girls softball team for 4 with 1 hit-by-pitch,
trounced Maclay 20-7 in and 2 strikeouts;
a game running five Whitney McKnight, 1
innings due to the ten- fpr 4 with 1 run scored,
run rule, Tuesday, and 2 strikeouts; Vicki
March 17, to stand 5-4 on Perry, 4 for 4 with 3 runs
the season. scored; and Autumn
Brooke Kinsley went Lamb, 1 for 4 with 2 runs
3 for 5 with 4 runs scored, 1 RBI.
scored; Pamela Watt, .4 Sorensen pitched all
for 5 with 4 runs, 3 RBI, 5 innings With 6 strike-
and 1 double; Sunnie outs, 7 walks and 2 bat-
Sorensen, 1 for 2 with 3 ters hit by pitch, in her
runs. scored, 2 RBI, 1 second start of the sea-
double, and 3 walks; son on the mound.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


PATh


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I Automotive,1


Goat. Male, born 11/08, part
: "Woods" part "Tennessee
Fainting" friendly. Hiefer-
Limousine, born 6/08, friendly,
$500. 251-1641 or 997-0901.
Leave message.
2/20,tfn.
Camper Top- eight windows,
32" back window, 81'1" long,
Original Cost $1800, asking
$650. 997-2784, 850-510-6273
.3/25,27, n/c.




3 bd/ Ibth North Carolina
Mountain Home on one 'acre
near Asheville reduced
$139,000. Call 997-1582
3/18,tfn,ric




Looking for old photographs
of my mother arid uncles:
Minnie Lee Kinsey, Ruben
Kinsey, Lamar Kinsey.. They
attended Aucilla School
between approx. 1925-1935.1
Their parents were::, John
Thomas Kinsey and Maude
(maiden name Green) Kinsey.
My Mother lived with a family
named Shepaid' after her par-
ents, passed away. Please con-
tact me if you have old school
pictures or group pictures, dur-
ing this time period which have
any of the above people in
themm, Joy Wemmeg : 120
Debbie L\ nn Ln. Ringgold. GA
30736 Email: joy-
wmr@gmail.com .
3/18,20,25,pd.


1999 Chevrolet
Wheels, white co
miles. Has cap on
front alignment a
Asking $6500.00
Leave message.

1990 F-350 Flat B
wi,,th h vd lift oate.


4x4. 17" JEFFERSON PLACE APTS
lor. 150,000 1468 S. Waukeenah St. Office
bed. Recent 300, Monticello. 1 BR ($427) &
nd rotation. 2BR ($465). HUD vouchers
L 997-0901. accepted, subsidy available at
times. 850-997-6964. TTY711.
ll1/14,tfn,nc. This institution is an equal
Bed (Walton) opportunity provider and
PTOn rGood employer.


condition. 150,000 miles.;
$3,995. Call 850-997-1582.
2/13, n/c.




BACKHOE SERVICE
Driveways, roads, ditches,
tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten @
997-3116, 933-3458.
7/4tfn,c
MR. STUMP
STUMP GRINDING
509-8530 Quick Responses.
6/22, tfn,c


was^ ^ '


EXPERT SNOW REMOVAL
TRACTOR WORK: Tilling,
finish mowing, bush hogging,
light loader work, let us till your
spring garden. B &'L Farms call
(850) 342-9911.

3/11,13,18,20,25,27,pd.

Experienced House cleaning
with references. Call 850-948-
6764.

3/25,27,4/1,pd.




TRAIL RIDE
MARCH 28 2009.
SADDLE UP FOR A4CURE!!
BENEFIT TRi'L RIDE HOSTED
BM AVALON PL %NTTION TO'
SUPPORT THE 2009 JEFFERSON
COUrITY RELAY FOR LIFE
Guests will ride in a unique
setting orf wooded trails on
the plantation, complete with
a snack break and lunch.
Come join us for the fun and
fellowship! .
Support a great cause!


1/28,tfn,c.
Commercial/ Industrial
Property with state highway
frontage. Comer lots. Fronts
both Harvey Greene Dr. and
Highway 53 South. Enterprise
Zone, Natural gas line, 8 inch
water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build


to suit tenant or snor
term lease. Call Tomn
850-973-4141

Office Building acre
from Post Office, C(
- I_ -1 th--..^1 --- A -


Shop Manager/Mechanic, must have a high school diploma or
GED, Florida drivers license Class B or better.
Experience on. gas and diesel light and heavy equipment.
Experience in managing mechanic shop, doing the work, filling
out proper paperwork, able to do PM on all equipment. Previous
applicants need not re-apply. Closing date will be March 31,
2009. For information call Jefferson County Road Dept. 997-
2036.
3/18,20,25,27,c.
ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Apply in person at the Monticello News office at 180 W.
Washington St. Monticello, or fax resume to 850-997-3774


Accountipg Instructor (full-time) needed at No
Community College. See www.nfcc.edu fordetails.

3/25,2


3/25,tfn.
north Florida


7,4/3,8,10,c.


ft or long Maintenance Director- Must have basic skills in air conditioning,
ny Greene electrical, carpentry/painting and Life Safety in a Skilled. Nursing
2/11, rtn Facility. Maintain records for inspection review. Experience in
SNF or hospital preferred. Benefits include health, dental and life
oss street insurance, and 401K. Fax .resume to 850-973-2667; Madison
courthouse, Nursing Center telephone 850-973-4880.


anu courthouse llAnnex. inl
Madison (Old Enterprise,
Recorder Office) 111 SE Shelby
St. Madison Newly renovated
back to the 1920's era, Call 973-
4141.
rtn
3BR/2BA home in Greenville in
quiet private compound.-. 1900
sq. ft. with sunroom, cathedral.
ceilings, fully furnished kitchen
W/D, Carport. Adult family only.
No pets. $790 mo + deposit.
Credit Check. Call (850) 948-
4444:.

'3/25,27,4/1,3 ,pd.

Got A Cute Photo?

Send It To Us
And We'll Share It
With Our Readers


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Strange Stuff, Etc.


Monticello News

P.. Box 428
Monticello, FL 32345

"You Can't Be.
Without It"


EARLY REGISTRATION: $15
Donation Enlry Fee per per-


son
DAY OF RDmE:
Donation Entry
Person : ,


.,, $20-
Fee per


To REGISTER OR FOR MORE
INFORMATION.
PLEASE CONTACT DANA OR
PERRY LASTINGER
(850) 508-2174 OR
(850) 997-8714
A ucilla90210@aol.com


Ride starts promptly -at 10:00
am. Please allow yourself
plenty.of time to arrive, unload,
an.d saddle up! Gate will open
at 8:30 am. Lunch will be
served at 1:00 pm.
Trail ride will be approximate-
ly 2 '1 to 3 hours in length over
eas.\ wooden terrain suitable
for all riders and horses.
\ w w.relayforlife.org/jefferson


3/25, 27

Capital City Bank is holding a
N ard sale .to benefit Relay for
life it will be held in the
Capital City Bank parking lot,
Saturday March 28, 2009 7:00
arm til 1:00 pmn. We have items
from several families. Have
-spring cleaning to do?
Donations welcome, just con-
tact Tonia Baxter 342-2516 or
Geri Ann Driggers 342-2517.
All proceeds are to benefit
Relay for Life. We also have a
"pump lamp" made by Rudy
Scheese Welding. Chances are
$5.00 each or 5 for $20.00
drawing to be held April 17th
at .Relay. Tickets can be pur-
chased at Capital City Bank
through any associate or you
can contact Tonia Baxter 342-
2516.
3/25,27.


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BRYNWOOD CENTER


CNA's
7 am 3 pm
11 pm 7 am.
FT, PT, Weekends
Excellent Pay & Benefits

Apply in person or
call at 850-997-1800.
Fax resume to 850-997-7269.


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I For Rent I


Teen dresses..


Size 7-8 Kelli green ,gown, lace
overlay $40
Size 8 red gown,, sequin/bead
work around bodice $50
Size 14 (child's size 14 but dress is
for a teen division approximately
13-15) GORGEOUS lime
green dress, strapless but with
spaghetti straps that cress cross
across the back, sequins spotted
across the entire gown, built in
crinoline absolutely gorgeous. -
$300 (paid over $500 for it)

Call 850-973- 3497
and leave message.


Unwanted Puppies

or kittens ads,

run twice for


FREE!


Call 997-3568.





( TCEC )


Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
FULL TIME CASHIER
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an
opening for a full-time cashier in our Perry
Office. The successful candidate should
have strong problem solving skills, high
integrity, pleasant demeanor and excellent
communication skills.
The candidate must also have solid
personal computer skills and be familiar
with Microsoft Office software.
The Cooperative offers competitive
salary and benefits.
Tri-County is an EOE and DFWP.
Please send resume and completed
Tri-County Employment Application Form,
which is available at any TCEC office,
before April 6, 2009 to:

George Webb
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
P. 0. Box 208
Madison, FL 32341


HlflL

BRYNWOOD CENTER


/LPN
Charge Nurse
Full-time
11 pm 7 am
Excellent Pay & Benefits

Apply in person or
call at 850-997-1800.
Fax resume to 850-997-7269.


Children's Dresses..
Size 3 white long dress, worn as
flower girl dress, satin bodice, lacy
overlay on bottom, built in crinoline
-$50
Size 3 white long dress, worn as
flower girl dress,, sequin/beadwork
.all, on bodice,
sequin/beadwork/appliques on bot-
tom, built in crinoline. $50
Size 4 off white dress, worn as
flower girl dress, lace work around
bodice, pretty lace work at
bottom, cap sleeves $25
Size 5 purple pageant dress, with
matching socks and hair bow, white
sequin and bead work on
bodice', built in crinoline beautiful
dress $50
Size 7 red pageant dress, white
applique, sequin and bead work on
bodice
and bottom, built in
crinoline beautiful dress $65
Size 7 white and peach pageant
dress, white ruffles with peach out-
line across chest, sleeves, and
bottom, never worn $35
Size'7-8 off white dress, worn as a
flower girl dress, overlay of lace
over entire dress, probably
knee to calf length $25'
Size 8 white, long dress, lace
around neck with decorative bodice
- $25
Size 16 .- white long pageant gown,
cap sleeves, white sequin, work
across entire bodice and sleeves,
buttons around neck with circular
cut-out on back, beautiful gown
- $100


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


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Monticello News 15A


GALS


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that John P. Wilson the
hqlder of the following certificates has filed said certificates
for a tax deed issue theron.
The certificate numbers and years of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:
Certificate 805 Year of Issuance 2003


Description of Property




Name in which assessed


10-2N-6E-0510-HLOA-003C
Hanger Lot 3C of Lot 1 Blk A of
Jefferson Landing
Subdivision ORB 399 PG 266

, Dennis J. and Sherry L. Imbior


All of said property being in the County of Jefferson ,
State of Florida..
Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such certificate or'
certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the court house
door on the 8th day of April. 2009, at 11:00 AM.

Dated this 23rd day of February 2009.

Signed Kirk B. Reams
Clerk of Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Florida.

3/4, 11, 18, 25/09,c

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that John P. Wilson the
holder of the following certificates has filed said certificates
for a tax deed issue theron;
The certificate numbers and years of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:
Certificate 806 Year of Issuance 2003

Description of Property 10-2N-6E-0510-HLOA-004C
Hanger Lot 4-C of Lot 1 BlkA of
Jefferson Landing
A Subdivision ORB 331 PG 1

Name in which assessed' Dennis J. and Sherry L. Imbior

All of said property being in the County of Jefferson ,
State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed
o according to law the property described in such certificate or
certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the court house
door on the 8th day ,of April. 2009, at 11:00 AM.

I Dated this 23rd day of February 2009.

SSigned Kirk B. Reamns '
Clerk of Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Florida.



3/4, 11, 18, 25/09,c





NOTICE

Annual Report
The Annual Report of Healthyways, INC. For the year ending
'December 31, 2008 is available at its principle office 555 N.
Jefferson Street in Monticello, F1 for inspection during regular
business hours within 180 days from today.


3/25/09,c.






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA

CECIL SWARTZWELDER, Case No: 08-327-CA
Plaintiff
vs.
CAROL S. MORGAN,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
Carol S. Morgan
14540 Dupree Road
Wimauma, Florida 33598
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that
mortgage recorded on April 28, 2000, in Official Records
Book 0447, Page 0549, of the Public Records of Jefferson
County, Florida, encumbering the following real property
located in Jefferson County, Florida, to-wit:
Lots 1 and 2 of CASA BIANCA ESTATES, Unit #1, as
per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book B, Page
36, public records of Jefferson County, Florida,
containing 6.0 acres, more or less.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to PAULA M.
SPARKMAN, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O.
Box 247, Monticello, Florida 32345, on or before April 18,
2009, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 11th day
of March, 2009.

KIRK REAMS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Sherry Sears,
Deputy Clerk


3/18,25/09,c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ROBERT M. ERVIN, CASE NO. 08-309CA
Plaintiff,
vs.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY
SERVICES OF TAMPA BAY, LLC,
a Florida limited liability company;
BARRY WYCHE SR.; ERIC CAMPAILLA; and
AMSTERDAM CAPITAL, INC.,
a Florida corporation, and as Trustee
UDT #350 dated April 10, 2006,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that under a final judgment dated March
10, 2009, in Case No. 08-309CA of the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit in and for Jefferson County, Florida,
in which ROBERT. M. ERVIN is Plaintiff and INVEST-
MENT PROPERTY SERVICES OF TAMPA BAY, LLC,
AMSTERDAM CAPITAL, INC., BARRY WYCHE SR.
And ERIC CAMPAILLA are Defendants, I will sell.to the
highest and best bidder for cash, at the north door of the
Jefferson County Courthouse in Jefferson County, Florida,
at 10:00 A.M. 'on April 9, 2009, the followifig described
property set forth in the Final Order, Judgment or Decree of
Foreclosure:
Commence at the northwest comer of the East Half of
the Southeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 2 North,
Range 5 East, Jefferson County, Florida, and run South 00
degrees 17 minutes 18 seconds East 663.54 feet for a
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 00 degrees
17 minutes 18 seconds East 1,917.49 feet to a point on. the
North right-of-way line, of Rocky. Branch Road, thence
North 89 degrees 55 minutes 20 seconds East along said
right-of-wvay line, 600.0 feet to a point, thence leaving said
right-of-way run North 00 degrees 04 minutes 25 seconds
East 840.0 feet to a pont, thence North 89 degrees 55 min-
utes 20 seconds East 369.83 feet to a point .on- the West
maintained, right-of-way of county graded Goldberg Road,
thence North 00 degrees 03 rifinutes 00 seconds East, along
said maintained right-of-way 1,088.22 feet to a point, thence
leaving said maintained right-of-way run South 89 degrees
17 minutes 45 seconds West 983.28 feet.to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; containing'35.94 acres, more or less.

Dated: March 16, 2009
KIRK REAMS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

BY:. Sherry Sears
Deputy Clerk

3/25/09,4/1l/09,c


IN THE CIRCUiT COURT"OF THE2ND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08 331 CA

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICA TEHOLDERS OF
SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN
TRUST 2007-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2007-0OPT2
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVIS SEGO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVIS SEGO;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE .
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants. .

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 10, 2009, and entered in Case No. 08 331 CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for JEFFER-
SON County, Florida. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF
SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN-TRUST 2007-OPT2, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES; SERIES 2007-OPT2 is Plaintiff
and DAVIS SEGO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVIS SEGO;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at AT THE NORTH DOOR OF
THE COURTHOUSE., AT CLERK OF COURTS, MONTI-
CELLO IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, FL, at 11:00 a.m., on the
9th day of April, 2009, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"

EXHIBIT A
Part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 9, Township 1 North,
Range 3 east, particularly described as: beginning at the inter-
section of the westerly right-of-way line of SR No. 59 and the
North line of said Section 9, thence South along said right-of-
way line 662 feet to a'point, thence West 653 feet to a point,
thence North 662 feet, more or less, to a 650 feet West of said
right-of-way line, thence East along said North line of Section
9, 650. feet to the Point of beginning, containing 9.9 acres,
more or less, *Subject Ingress-Egress'Easement (30 feet by
440 feet, more or less) in favor of Clarence Hawkins and
Dorothy Hawkins, their heirs and assigns forever, over and
across the northerly portion of the parcel herein conveyed as
fully described in O.R. Book 77, Page 418, Official Records
of Jefferson County, Florida. *LESS AND EXCEPT one acre
previously conveyed to Clarence Hawkins, etux per warranty
deed recorded in O.R. Book 77 Page 418 in Official Records
of Jefferson County, Florida County of Jefferson, State of
Florida APN #:091N3E
A 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 with 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 16th day of March, 2009.


KIRK REAMS
AS CLERK OF SAID COURT
By: Sherry Sears
As Deputy Clerk

3/25/09,4/l/09,c


LEGAL NOTICE

The Jefferson County Planning Commission will hold
its regular monthly meeting on April 9, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. The
meeting will be held in the Cotrtroom of the Jefferson County
Courthouse located at the intersection of US Highway 19 and
US Highway 90 in Monticello, FL. The meeting may be contin-
ued as necessary.
The Jefferson County Planning Commission will hold a
workshop on Comprehensive Plan Amendments on April 9,
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, Monticello, FL. 32344, Telephone 850-342-0223. From
the Florida ."Government in the Sunshine Manual", 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 commission 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.


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