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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


School Board

Agrees To Sell

Park Property

City Has Three Years
to Develop Parcel
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It briefly appeared
a little iffy Thursday
evening, April 9,
whether the School
Board would accept
city officials' offer for
the purchase of a piece
of land that the latter
hope to convert into a
water/ecological park;
but in the end, the deal
went through.
By a vote of 4-1, the
School Board approved
the sale of a 28.01-acre
parcel on the south-
west part of town, with
the condition that it
also will pay for a topo-
graphical study ex-
pected to cost $9,360.
Charles Boland,
the one dissenting
School Board member,
objected to the $182,065
sales price. He thought
the school district
should have gotten the
full $200,000 that the
state awarded the city
for the land acquisi-
tion.
"The city was
awarded $200,000 for
property acquisition,"
Boland said. "It didn't
say anything about a
topographical study or
other things. That's
craw in my throat."
Councilwoman
Idella Scott's explana-
tion that the state in-
tended for the survey,
the environmental as-
sessment and other
such costs associated
with the land acquisi-
tion to be part of the
$200,000 did not satisfy
Boland.
Another potential
sticking point was the
city's various offers on
the land, dating from
the beginning of the
negotiations in 2007 -
a point raised by both
Please See Park
Property Page 4A


Councilwoman
Idella Scott. She is al-
ready seeking funding
sources for the develop-
ment of the property.


Special Counsel Will Address Commission On Racetrack Suit

County Has Already Paid $22,000 In Legal Fees


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
An attorney hired
by the County Com-
mission to represent
its interest in the po-
tential racetrack law-
suit will speak to the
board on the issue at
its regularly scheduled
meeting at 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 16.
Attorney David
Theriaque of the


law firm of Thenaqtu'.,
Vorbeck and Spain in
Tallahassee will dis-
cuss the Bert Harris
Act, a law at the heart
of the potential litiga-
tion. The planned dis-
cussion is in lieu of an
earlier scheduled exec-
utive session that
would have been closed
to the public. Cancella-
tion of the executive
session occurred late
last week, at the re-


qtiet of Tho.frinqu,:
The Bert J. Harris
Private Property
Rights Protection Act
dates from 1995, when
the Florida Legislature
adopted it. The Act's
intent is to prevent
local governments
from inordinately bur-
dening, restricting, or
limiting private prop-
erty rights and addi-
tionally provides for
compensation for the


hlts inf'iir market
value of real property
caused by a govern-
ment action.
The two plaintiffs
in the potential lawsuit
- Jamaro, Inc., and
Richard B. Baker -
are using the Act as the
basis of their separate
complaints and are
seeking a combined
$2,451,900 in damages,
stemming from the
commission's rejection


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Members of the Jefferson Legislative Committee visited the Hill recently to press lawmak-
ers on issues of importance to the local community. As part of the effort, the committee pre-
sented a framed photo of the courthouse to Florida House Representative Leonard Bembry.
Pictured, left to right, are Dick Bailar, Tom Vogelgesang, Bembry, Felix "Skeet" Joyner and Kim
Barnhill.


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o Longtime Florida Senator Al Lawson was ge several lawmalera t t Jeffe-son.
county Legislative Committee visited recentlyind one of two that the committee presented -'
,.vith a framed photo of the courthouse. Pictured., left to right, are Dick Bailar. Felix "Skeet" ,.' ,
JJ er. Lawson, Tom Vogelgesang and Kim Barnhill.,


Downtown Benches Set For Elimination


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Those benches on
the courthouse circle
and elsewhere in the
town will soon be his-
tory, at least the ones
sporting advertise-
ments on their backs
will be.
And next to go may
be those easel-like
chalkboards advertis-
ing the offerings of the
various restaurants
and other shops
around the circle.
This pretty much


More Changes Planned for
Downtown District


was the outcome of a
City Council discus-
sion on Tuesday night,
April 7, stemming from
an earlier discussion
involving the Main
Street Program.
Mayor Tom Vo-
gelgesang raised the'
issue of the benches to-
ward the end of the
meeting, pointing out
that the contract with
the company that


maintains the outdoors
seating structures
around the circle and
elsewhere in the town
was coming up for re-
newal on July 10. The
contract, it turns out,
dates from 1979 and in-
volves at minimum of
13 benches on public
right-of-way around
the town.
Apparently, the ad-
vertisements on the


benches or more ac-
curately, the advertise-
ments for available
advertising spaces cur-
rently on the backs of
the benches has of-
fended the sensibilities
of some citizens, who
have complained to
city officials that the
advertisements are not
in keeping with the
beautification effort on
the circle.
Vogelgesang of-
fered that the council
could renew or termi-
Please See Down-
town Page 4A


of the .Jefferson Downs
racetrack application
on Jan. 17, 2008.
The two property
owners hold that they
and the racetrack's de-
velopers had signed
real-estate purchase
agreements that were
contingent on the com-
mission approving the
racetrack's applica-
tion. Thus, they allege,
Please See Race-
track Page 4A


School

District

Keeps

Bleeding


School District Chief
Financial Officer Mar-
cia Willis; keeping-an
eye on the numbers.
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Unquestionably,
the School Board's sale
of the park property to
the city last week will
prove a boon to the
cash-starved school
district, but the money
won't be enough to
postpone the inevitable
cuts that school offi-
cials are having to
make, nor will it re-
store the district to fi-
nancial viability
anytime soon.
The School Board
approved the sale of a
28.01-acre property to
the city for $182,065 at a
special meeting on
Thursday evening,
April 9, with part of
the agreement being
that the school district
will pay the estimated
$10,000 that it will cost
for a needed topo-
graphical study of the
land.
Please See School
District Page 4A


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Mallory Kinsey


Mallory Kinsey was born and raised
in Jefferson County. She'll be 21, June
2 7, and is a graduate of Aucilla Chris-
tian Academy, attending North Florida
Community College.
She is employed with Premium As-
signment.Corporation. She enjoys read- -. .
ing, photography, creative writing,
fishing, and children. She is a member
of Elizabeth Baptist Church .where she
has taught children's classes, and is involved in the new,:
young, singles Sunday School class.
She would like to teach English and History, but her
dream is to find a fine young man to settle down with and'
be a stay-at-home mom with lots of children.




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* TEN YEARS AGO
* April 28, 1999
Si. In the wake of last week's
* tragedy at Columbine High School-
* in Colorado, where two students
* *k killed 12 classmates and a teacher
* and then killed themselves, school
* officials here are asking the obvi-
opus questions: Can it happen here?
land what, if anything, can be done
Ito avoid a.similar tragedy?
Jefferson County High School
Curriculum Coordinator Jan
IBennitt notes that the "Flying
iTigers" Program, devised to help
,students pass the Florida
Comprehensive Achievement Test
i(FCAT) has been chosen to receive
1a $30,000 grant from the
SDepartment of Education.
i Area adults and children alike
were distressed by the events that
i unfolded at.Columbine High School
in Littleton, CO., last week.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 26, 1989
Jh In a special addition to the
agenda, recommended by'
(Councilwoman Johann Mlurdaughfi.
City Council voted unanimously
Thursday night to pass a resolution
Supporting the county in their
'request for a prison in the county
About 55, Jefferson County
I High School band students attend-.
ed the Daytona Music Festival last
,Friday and Saturday. Students only
participated in one of several com-
,petitions !but brought ,home a
plaque for being the-most outstand-
ing auxiliary unit in the street
parade competition.
After receiving four bids for
i the Pre-K handicapped facility at
;4he elementary school, School
'Board members agreed to award
-the contract to loWest bidder
.,Allstate Construction Company.
.Work is expected.to begin.immedi-
'ately and should be completed by
the beginning of the next school
year'dr shortly thereafter.
S ,,THIRTY YEARS AGO.
lApril 26, 1979
SThe Jefferson County School
,Board Monday night put its stamp


of approval on a pilot program
which will offer school dropouts a
second chance.
The Boston Road is a continu-
ing source of concern to residents
and motorists because of the low
shoulders along the road.
Conserving gasoline is a mat-
ter of increasing concern to school!:
administrators now that the|
Federal Government has changed,
the priority of public school sys--
tems from first to secondary impor-
tance for gasoline allocations.
Beta Sigma Phi, a social, cul-
tural and service organization fori
women, plans. the .celebration of
the 48th anniversary of its founding.!
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 26, 1969
Miss Rena M. Carney, a.fresh-I
man at Ybung Harris College has!
been named to the Dean's List'for
the winter quarter. ''
Mr. and Mrs. G. Nliller returned
home Wednesday from a week in.
Washington. D.C. on business con-
nected with the Tri-State Peanut
Association of which he is an offj-i
cer.
FIFTY YEARS AG0
April 26, 1959
Monticello merchants,
announced the first Merchant's
Dollar Day on Saturday. Thirty
businesses are participating and
many bargains are being offered.,
The County Historical
Committee of the Chamber of
Commerce held its initial meet-"
ing Tuesday night at the home ot
Mrs. Thomas B. Bird with"
Charles Anderson, chairman,!
Mrs. Thomas Braswell, Mrs.l
Birney Linn and Mrs. Richar#d
Simpson.
SIXTY YEARS AGO ,
April 26, 1949
Some of the.children men-.
tioned in the cast of the May Day
program at school are: Tracy
Buzbee" Harvey Reams, Bobby"
Milton, David Simmons, Eva"
Ward, Bryan Cooksey. Benji
Hodges, Jimmy Reichert; Bill;
Havnes and Ella Jo. Bilinski. .
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FRAN HUNT
Mopnticello News
Staff Writer
Anthony Stephen
Harris, 31, of Jefferson
County, was arrested
April 8, and charged with
violation of probation on
the charge of burglary of
, a dwelling, armed with a
firearm. Bond was with-
held and he remained at
the County Jail April 13.
Joseph Eugene
Adkins, 44, of
Petersburg, FL, was
arrested April 9, and
charged with driving
while license suspended.
Bond was set at $500 and
he bonded out of jail
April 11.
Charles Henry


Anderson, 59, of
Jefferson County, was


arrested April 9, and
charged with writ of
attachment for non-pay-
ment of support, out of
Leon County. Bond was
set at $250 and he bonded
out of jail the same day.
Joshua James Reich,
32, 'of Monticello, was
arrested April 9, and
charged with violation of
probation on the charge
of possession of mari-
juana. Bond was with-
held and he remained at
the County Jail April 13.
Brandon Matthew
Stephenson, 23, of
Tallahassee, was arrest-
ed April 11, and charged
with possession of
cannabis, less than 20
grams, driving while
license suspended or
revoked, possession of


cocaine, possession ot
marijuana less than 20
grams, and possession of
drug paraphernalia. A
total bond of $9,000 was
set and he remained at
the County Jail April 13.
Aldo Ray Tucker, 26,
of Tallahassee, was
arrested April 11, and
charged with driving
while license suspended
or revoked habitual
offender. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he bonded out
of jail the same day
Michael Baldwin, V,
was arrested April 11,
and charged with driv-
ing under the influence
of drugs or alcohol and
no valid drivers license.
A total bond of $1,000
was set and he bonded
out of jail the same day


City Man Busted With Pot


jewelry bag, and a bag
with an unknown
amount of empty bags
inside.
*He also located a
pack of Bacardi Silver,
an alcoholic beverage on
the front passenger seat
of the vehicle.
Conducting a search
prior to arrest, Oquendo


found $381 in Ford's
pockets.
He was arrested and
charged with possession
of marijuana with intent
to sell, resisting arrest
without violence and no
vehicle registration. A
total bond for $3,100 was
set and he bonded out of
jail the same day


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FRAN HUNT ..
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Staff Writer
-The Monticello
Police Department bust-
ed a city man with more
than one-third of a
pound of marijuana in
his possession.
MPD Officer Joel
Dquendo reported that
about 9:47 p.m., April 7,
4 he conducted a traffic
stop at the intersection
pf Dogwood and
Magnolia streets
because of an altered
,tag on the vehicle.
Oquendo reports
that when he made con-
tact with the driver,
Shurron M. Ford, '19, of,
Monticello, he could
smell a strong odor of,
marijuana. When
Oquendo asked Ford if
he had any illegal sub-
stances in the vehicle,
Ford reportedly stated
that he did not.
After ,Oquendo
called for backup to con-
duct a probable cause
search on the vehicle,
Ford advised the officer
that he had to go and he
turned around and
rushed back toward his,
vehicle.
By the time he was
halfway back to the dri-
iver's seat from the trunk
iof the car, the officer .
advised Ford' that if he
,continued, the officer
)would have to discharge
his Taser in an attempt
,to stop him from fleeing
,the scene, at which
,point, Ford halted.
While conducting a
search of the vehicle,
Oquendo located a black
children's bag with 158.8
:grams of marijuana,
split between seven
bags, one scale, one
,black lighter, one small
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COUNTY


Settlement


Cont. From Page 1


Helicopter


Cont. From Page 1


lot of options. It's diffi- issu
cult for a property 'ripe
owner to. prevail." tifyi
The'first step in the uses
process, before the issue
'could proceed to litiga- expl
tion, was that the prop- obliE
erty owner had to file a the
notice of intent within give
the first year, complete to o
with an- attached erty
appraisal supporting the clair
claim and demonstrat- well
.ing the alleged loss of Dep
fair market value to the Affa
,real property as a result
.of the government men
'action, Theriaque said. the
That demonstration, a v
he said; entailed several offe
factors, including that Tha
the, property owner said
show the foreseeable forn
non-speculative land- of 1l
uses that were suitable per
for the property and that incr
were compatible with tion
surrounding land-uses. inte
"These are factors area
that the court will look or ti
at," Theriaque said. opm
What's more, the Act seven
did not apply if the law,
rule, regulation or iordi- mus
nance creating the deter
alleged inordinate bur- cert
den was enacted, ad6pt- unlh
ed or formally noticed own
prior to May 11, 1995, he' tien
said. The
Once the notice and. ripe
appraisal were timely accc
and appropriately sub- wou
mitted, Theriaque said allo'
the government entity the
had three obligations; may
Give "notice. of the stiti
claim; make a written ,,uisi
settlement offer to ,the going
property owners: and 'the


P rvafe Road


He suggested that
the cost.; of. fuel -might
also have to be factored-
into the reimbursement
cost.
Taking an. opposing
view was Jerry Sutphin,
who spoke as a former
commissioner.
"If you approve this,
I'm a landowner and I'd'
like to,put my order in
for 100 truckloads,''
Sutphin said. "I dop't,
think you can legally say
that the county will help,
-this homeowner's assIo-
ciation and not other cit-
izens. If you're going to
go fishing, openthis can
of' worms. I was told.
once that if you bought
property on a dirt road,-
yOu" lived with it.
Everyone .has a right to
ask for help, but other
people living on dirt
roads would like ,help
too. We've got a lot of'
roads to do, before .we
start doing private
roads. If the association
can pay the county, it
can pay a private con-
tractor."
Boyd still saw, the
proposal as holding
promise.
"I think this can be a
win-win situation for
us," Boyd said. "I'm a big
believer that if ypu sit
.down and talk, you can
make things work. -The.
good thing about a poli-,
cy is that you put it out
there and let it start
working and if it does-
n't, you can adjust it.
This may be a way of
generating revenues to
prevent layoffs. Just
because there are prob-
lems we can identify,
that's no reason to shy
away from them."
Commissioner. Felix
"Skeet" Joyner brought
historical perspective to
the discussion.
"This issue has
come before the board at
least 10 times in the 10
years that I've been on
the board," Joyner said.


e a wri
eness decision' i
ing the accept
of the property
Theria q
ained that the'
gation required
government er
notice of the cl
owners of real p
contiguous tb
mant's property
as to
artment of L
lirs, among othe
The second reqi
it, he said, was
government to n
written settle
r to the claim
t settlement offe
L, could take
a of an adjust
and development
mit stand
*eases or modi
.s in' the den
nsity or use
is of developer
he transfer of, di
lent: rights, an
eral other things
Finally,: the coi
st issue a ripe
irmination with
ain timefr
ess the. prop
ier accepted the
lent : ;
risque said.
*ness idecis
)rding to Theria
ild indicate
wable uses to w
subject prop
' be put to" and
uted the last pre
te to the 'm
ig to court. In:,sI
ripeness deci


In fact. early in his com-
mission career, he had
raised the issue, which
had been voted down, he
said. .
"Istill have mixed
emotions .about -this
thing," Joyner said.
On the one hand, he
sympathized: with the
Aucilla Shore, residents,,
he said. On the other, he
had serious concerns
about government com-
peting with the private
sector.
But going back to
Schleicher's earlier.
remarks,. Joyner' 'took
exception to the com-
ments of cutbacks to the,
Road Department's
budget.
"There's many areas
that we need cutting
Back before we start
adjusting on the Road
Depai-tment," Joyner
said. "There are other
areas that need, a lot of
adjusting other than the
Road Department."
He disputed also the
idea that selling the
materials to the Aucilla
Shores residents at cost'
would help keep the
Road Department in
business, noting that the
proposed arrangement
didn't take into account
fuel costs, wear-and-tear.
on the vehicles apd
Other factors.
"Government can't
sell materials for a prof-
it," Joyner said. '"So will
it compensate the
department for lost rev-
enues? I don't think so. I
don't think that's a legit-
imate argument."
More to the point, he
argued that the Road
Department was hard
pressed to maintain the
existing public roads, let
alone take on private
roads.
"I think we have
neglected ,our county
* roads," Joyner said. "In
my opinion, I think we
need to concentrate on
county roads and get'


tten would detail the avail-
den- able uses to the
able claimant's property, he
7.. said.
u e "Once the settle-
first ment letter and the
that rights determination
itity have been offered, 'at
[aim this point the property
)rop- owner can take the case
the, to court," Theriaque
y as said..
the He explained that
egal ,the trial would be bifur-
rs. cated, meaning that it
uire- would be separated into
for twq parts.
nake "It means that the
nent judge will male a deci-
lant. sion whether the- gov-
r, he ernment action rises to
the the level, of an inordi-
nent nate burden,"
it or Theriaque said. "If the
irds; judge says no, it ends
fica- there. If: the judge says
.sity, yes, it goes to a jury"
of The key issue,, he
lent; said, was whether the
evel- proposed project Was
aong compatible with the
i. adjacent existing, uses
unty: .or. ,would 'present .an
ness unduly negative impact
iin a on the latter.,:
ame "For '.someone to
erty 'ring the bell on'the Bert
set- Harris Act, they have to
iffer, show .that their pro-
The' posed use won't have an
ion,; undue adverse impact
ique, on adjacent property
"the owners," Theriaque
which said. "So at this junc-
erty ture, we draft a settle-
con- ment offer and we draft
ereq- a. rights determination.
matter Once we do, that, the
short, burden shifts to the
sion property owner."


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our .standards up. I
think we need to let pri-
vate enterprise take
care of this situation
and our crews should
concentrate on county
roads."
'Boyd countered that
'the line between public
and private wasn't black
and; white, but rather
gray .
"There are private
companies 'that run
jails," Boyd said. '"Are
we competing when we
fund the Sheriff? That
line is gray When we get
into that gray line we
have to ask, are we giv-
ing the citizens what
they need and deserve? I
think this is a legitimate
request and it makes
good business sense to
help cover the cost. I
think we need to recon-
sider our position. We
can't bury our heads in
the ground anymore.
There are good ways to
address this and I think
we need to .grant the
request." ,
Joyner wantedRoad
Superintendent David
Harvey's involvement in
the discussion. He want-
ed Harvey to answer if
the Road Department
could take on the addi-
tional work and still
maintain the county's
roads at, the desired'
level?
Harvey approached
.the podium reluctantly,
but once he got started,
therewas no stopping
him.
"You guys hired
me," Harvey said. "I'm
at your beck and call.
Whatever you tell me to
do, I'll do."
That said, Harvey
offered that the problem
could be approached
from several -other
avenues, which he pro-
ceeded to elaborate in
his blunt and colorful
manner. He called the
rock pit that the county
owns near the coast a


industrial park, provid-
ed the county met cer-
tain conditions.
Those conditions
entailed the county
preparing the site for a
modular building,
installing a septic tank,
and building a 40 by 40
foot concrete helicopter
landing pad, conditions
that county officials
agreed to honor on
March 5. In return, Air
Methods was to pay $300
monthly for the lease of
the property, plus reim-
burse the county within
a three-year period for
the costs'of the improve-
ments, estimated at
about $40,000.
The contract then
went for signature to Air
Methods' Colorado head-
quarters, where it
remained until last
week.
"Mr. ', Marty
Tompkins just called me
and said that Air'
Methods'; executives
have approved Jefferson
County for the aero-med-
ical helicopter base,"
Billbprry reported in his
email of April 23. ."We
have a national business
moving into the
.Jefferson County
Industrial Park!"
Air Methods is
expected to bring six
full-time and four or five
part-time employees
here, representing anr

Rollover


;,- FHP reported that
the load was.. tp-heavy
and Lindsay attempted to
make the turn too fast for
the load. The load shifted
and the vehicle over-
turned onto the roadway


gold mine .-that was,
being 'underutilized:
'because the present'
excavating machine was
"wore out three times
over". Mining of the pit
needed toi be expanded
to produce more lime-
rock that could, then be
sold .to surrounding
counties for road build-
ing materials and, ,so
that the pit would
become a' moneymaker
for the county, he said.
As it was, the pres-
ent operation was mere-
ly, scraping the surface
of the pit and getting
"the easy stuff", Harvey
said. Give him dynamite
so that he could blast 10
to 15 feet deep,, where the
good stuff was, and 'he
would make the mining.
a profitable enterprise,
he said..
"It won't grow
unless you do something
with it," Harvey said. "If
you did one acre a year,
it would- take 25 years to
do a quarter of it."
Speaking of his
operational needs, "I
need more trucks, men,
women, children, what-
ever," Harvey said.
He praised his Road
Department employees
for dedication and hard
work, citing the example
of five employees whom
he had told to stay home
the next day because of
the rains, thinking in
his "twisted way" to
save the county money
Of the five, three had
reported for work the
next day, "whether I
paid them or not",
Harvey said. Yet that
dedication largely went
unrecognized, he said.
"'Road Department
people get trashed,
threatened, bullied,
spit on and called
names I've never heard
before," Harvey said.


annual payroll of
$750,000,. according to
figures that Conley
shared with commis-
sioners. It's expected
that part of this money
will be spent in
Jefferson County, thus
benefiting the local
economy, at the same
time that the air ambu-
lance unit will provide a
valuable service to the
community. .
Billberry related to
the News on Monday
.that after his retirement
from' South Florida, he
worked briefly as a pilot
for CJ Systems Aviation
Group Inc., which Air
Methods acquired in
October 2007. Knowing
how the company, and
the .system. worked,
Billberry first
approached Air
Methods when a rival
air transport company
was courting Gadsden
County, where Air,
Methods ha one of its
.helicopter units 'sta-
tioned.
"I contacted Air
SMethods and said, if you '
leave Gadsden County,
how about coming to
Jefferson County,"
Billberry said.
Air Methods never
left Gadsden County and'
consequently the
request went nowhere.
But then the Air
Methods accountants


began adding the num-
bers and determined
that it was impractical
to keep one of its three
helicopter units in the
area in Tallahassee,
given the high number '
of land ambulances
there, Billberry said. *-
*"They decided t6
close the Tallahassee
station and relocate the
Perry station in the mid
range of their territory,
.so I went back to them
and asked about their
possibly coming here?'
he said. "Madisohi
County did the same." *
A key element in the
relocation decision,
Billberry said, was find-
ing a site that was ideal-
ly situated in terms of
its equidistance to all
points in the circuim-
scribed service area',
which the industrial
park site proved to be.
A Colorado-based
company that has been
in business 29 years, Air
Methods Corporatioht
operates a fleet of 320
helicopters and fixed~
wing aircraft, at. 25,
bases in 43 states in the
United States. The com-
,,pany bills itself as the
country's largeQ
provider of air medic&
emergency transport
services and systems,
transporting more than
98,000 patients annually,
according to its website.


Cont. From Page' 1'


qf Ashville Highway.
Lindsay .sustained
minor injuries and was
. transported to
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital for treatment.
The crash was not


"We can't ever:seem to
do anything right."
.As for improving
the quality of the roads
as Joyner suggested,
that wouldn't be possi-
ble until the depart-
ment's .budget and
manpower were
increased, Harvey said.
,Until then, all that the
department could 'do
was barely hold its own
trying to maintain the
268 miles of road that it
was charged with
maintaining, he said.,
That meant coming up,
with band-aid solutions
to the problems, rather
than fashioning real
solutions and moving
forward.
"We don't have the
budget to put in cul-
verts and do the, other
,needed work," Harvey
said. "And if our trucks
are hauling rocks to
Aucilla. Shores, we're
not doing other needed
work. This is a deep
subject. I'm all for help-
ing out the taxpayers,
but I don't think this is
what we want to do."
Harvey offered that
if the commission real-
ly wanted to improve
roads it needed to cre-
ate a priority list of
roads and stick to the
list. He spoke of the "10
flavors of dirt" in the
county, in terms of the
soil compositions of its
various geographic
areas, and expressed
bafflement that people
chose to live in areas
that were solely fitted
for growing pines or
alligators.
He mused that
maybe he should con-
sider becoming a con-
sultant and hire out to
private subdivisions
"to show them how to
eat an elephant", his
metaphor for the job


'deemed alcohdl-reltItei.
Lindsay; was. wearing'"
seatbelt.
The vehicle su1-
tained $26,000 .damage
and Lindsay was charged
with careless driving.


assigned to him. '
"The county is '-t
big elephant and we're
trying to eat it one
spoonful at a time.'
.Harvey said. "We're
trying to eat the ele'-
phant and every timr'
we eat a leg it grows
'new one." 1
Harvey conclude,
his long, rambling dis-
course by thanking the
commissioners for
allowing him "the
opportunity to vent".
"I feel better now,"
Harvey said, eliciting
laughter from the audk-
ence. 1
If Monroe had been
leaning toward Boy&i
Harvey's talk, cot-
vinced him otherwise
"I have to agr0e
with Joyner arid
Sutphin," Monroe saiml
now. '"We need to work
on public roads in out
district. We don't need
to concentrate on pri-
vate' roads. We can
charge for cost but that
cost doesn't cover ati
the other costs ana
wear-and-tear on tlie
-equipment."
Seeing the writir,
on the wall, Boyd wit|
drew his motion.'
"This is a comply_
problem that can't t
addressed in a 3k
minute meeting," Bo3
said. "I like to put it
the next worksh'
agenda to bring it inr
focus.
Schleicher had tlh
last word on the matte-
humorously warnir
the commissioners ni
to give Harvey dynt
mite whatever tht
did, an obliqi
acknowledgement
Harvey's effecti!P
undermining of tl%
argument to provide
materials to the prival
subdivisions.
v.*


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April 30
,A meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at the
gChrist Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North
cherry Street. For more
information call 997-2129
Spr 997-1955.

.. April 30
,The WILD Bookmobile
will be in the area on
Thursday, from 1 to 3
,p.m. at the Monticello
Christian Academy, 1590
.,North Jefferson Street;
and from 3:15 to 4 p.m. at
-the Jefferson Arms
-Apartment. Bookmobile
services are made avail-
able through a State of
-Elorida Communities
baringg Grant.

May 1
.Monticello Rotary ,Club
meets every Friday at
*ioon at the
.Monticello//Jeffers0op
Chamber of Commerce
An West Washington
Street for' lunch and a
'-'I


meeting. Contact
President James
Muchovej at 980-6509 for
club information.

May 1
The WILD Bookmobile
will be in the area on
Friday at the Lloyd Post
Office, 7 'Main Street,.
from 3:30 to 4 p.m.; and at
the Lamont Chevron
Fast Track, Highway 27,
. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and
Union Hill AME Church,
off highway .259 in
Wacissa, from 6:00 to 6:30
p.m. Services are made
possible by a State of
Florida Communities in
Caring Grant.

May 1
Ashville Area Volunteer
Fire Department meets
6:30 p.m. on the first
Friday of each month at
the fire station Contact


Fire Chief John S
at 997-6807 for
details.


OMILDRED DUNLEA


Mildred H. Dunleavy
passed away on the
morning of April 20,
2009. She was born in
.ckoyJlOle. FL on
:April '. 1923 and lived
heree until 1970 wehen
she moved to Monticello,
.,L. She was a resident of
Monticello until 2002
when she moved to
Mandeville, LA. Her par-
"Thts,' Robert Lee
Hieartsfield and Myrtle
,: ook Heartsfield, as well
as two brothers, Robert
'Lee Heartsfield Jr. and
.ponald Heartsfield, pre-
ceded her in death. Her
,pn Robert Dunleavy
_nd his fiance Deborah
Knorr of Mandeville,
LA, as well as her dog,
_'Dexter", survive her.
i, Mildred had a career


as a registered
and was employee
Jefferson N
Center of Montic
well. as., ,Pine
Nursing Homr
, reeiville, FL
retired from nur
1990. Mildred lov
mnals, nature, bird
ing, reading and
ing. The town and
of Monticello
always in her he
thoughts and mi
her dearest friend
reside there.
Interment Wi
St. Joseph Abbe'
River Rd.,
Benedict, LA.
In lieu of flo
donation in-her r
to your favorite
,can be made. ,




3f Jose Luis
-Rodriguez, 62,. of
Monticello, Florida,
passed away April ,22,'
~2009 under hospice care
of Brdward county, FL.
He is survived by his
loving wife,. Daina
iRodriquez; beloved
pgother, Benicia
-Rodriguez; son, Joshua
.Podriguez; and daugh-
jters, Alicia Lasala,
Michelle Rodriquez-
,azan, and Marcie
gladell; three grandchil-
dren, .Nicholas, Austin
apd Addison. Visitation
was 3-7 p.m. Sunday,


April 26, at All
Funeral Chapel,
Federal H:
Deerfield Beac
(954) 426-1044. P
,Mass was held
Coleman's C
Church, PC
Beach, FL, Mon
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May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and
16
Murder Mystery Dinner
Theatre Friday and
Saturday evenings at, the.
Monticello Opera House
7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m.
show. Whodunit? Not
even the actors know...
.$35 and $30 members.

May 2
Join Kids Incorporated
of the Big Bend 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday at the
North Florida
Fairgrounds for a fami-
ly-oriented festival with
a giant water slide, pony
rides, dunk tank, arts
and crafts, face painting,
bouncers, hands-on
activities and live enter-
tainmenit. Visit
www.kidsincorporated.o
rg for more information.

May 2


taffieri Jefferson Arts Gallery
more presents its new exhibit
by the Aucilla Christian
Academy students, open-
ing 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday with a recep-
tion in the gallery, and
on Sunday, May 3, from 2
to 4 p.m. The exhibit is
free and'open to the pub-
lic; and will be on display
VY through May, at 575 West
Washington Street in
nurseMonticello. The gallery
nurse is open Wednesdays arid
d at the Saturdays from 10 a.m.
nursing to 2 p.m., or by appoint-
cello, as ment. Jefferson Arts,
Iakes Inc. I.;a non-profit group
e In 'with-a goal of promoting
S. She art and art education in
*sing. in the Monticello area of.
red ani- North Florida and South
Iwatch- Georgia. For more infor-
garden nation contact the
People gallery at 997-3311, or
Were visit
art and www.jeffersonartsgaller
iany of ycom
ids still
May 2 and 16
lle at Girl Scouting is fun, and
y, 75376 builds girls of courage,
Saint confidence, and charac-
ter, who make the world
wers, a a better place. Join with
memory other girl's ages 8 to 12,
charity Junior Troop 150, 10
a.m. to 12 p.m. on the
first and third Saturday
Z of each month at the
EZ Greenville United,
Methodist Church to
1, Faith learn, more about Girl
1444 S. Scouts. For more infor-
ighway, nation contact co-lead-
;h, FL ers Janice arid Sean
Funeral Carson at 948-6901 or
at St. contact the Girl Scout
'atholic Council. of the Florida
)mpano Panhandle, Inc at 386-
day, 11 2131.
followed
Beach May 3
tery, To VFW Post 251 meets 5
olences p.m. on the first Sunday
nations, of each month at the
mBeach Memorial Missionary
ries. A Baptist Church on
ce will South Railroad Street in
ahassee the annex building for a
ne. business, and planning


meeting. Contact Sr.
Vice Commander Byron
Barnhart at 251-0386 for
more information.

May 3
Girl Scout Troop 187
meets 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on
the first Sunday of each
month. Contact the ,Girl
Scout Council of the
Florida Panhandle, Inc
at 386-2131 or
www.gscab.org

May 4
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Post 251 meets 6:30 p.m.
on the first Monday of
each month at Memorial
MB Church. Contact
Mary Madison at 210-
7090 for more informa-
tion.


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.

May 4
AA meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at Waukeenah
United Methodist
Church for fellowship to
this open meeting. For
more information con-
tact Rev. Ralph
Wrightstone at 997-2171.

May 4
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at the Eagles
Nest on South Water
Street. For more infor-
mation, contact Scout
Leader Paul Wittig at
997-1727 or 997-3169.

May 5
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.

May,5
Monticello Woman's
Club meets on the first
Tuesday of every month
at noon at the clubhouse
on East Pearl Street for
lunch and a meeting.
Contact President Jan
Wadsworth at 997-4440
for more information.

May 5
Monticello/Jefferson
County Chamber of


Commerce Board
Members meet at noon
on the first Tuesday of
each month. Contact
Director Mary Frances
Gramling at 997-5552, or
monticellojefferson-
fl.com

May 5 and 12
Jefferson SHARE regis-
tration 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the Jefferson
County Public Library
on South Water Street.
The cost of, the basic
food package is '$18.
Contact Martha Creel at
445-9061 or Leslie Blank.
at 556-5412 for more
information.

May 5 and 19
'Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce
will host the first Sales
Leads Group meeting 7
to 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, at
Tupelo's Bakery & Caf6.
Meetings will 'continue
on the first and third
Tuesday of each month.
The purpose of this
networking group is for
participants, to intro-
duce possible new con-
tacts to each other. At


each meeting, members
are asked to bring and
introduce a new "lead"
to another participat-
ing member. There is
no cost to participate in
this new leads group...
but if you don't bring a
possible new lead... you
will be charged a $3
fine! For more informa-
tion contact. Chuck
Sarkisian at 997-1194.

May 5 and 19
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 infor-
mation contact Jessie
Carpenter at 656-8615.

May 6
Monticello Kiwanis
Club meets every
Wednesday at noon at
the Jefferson Country
Club on Boston
,Highway for lunch, pro-
gram, and, a meeting.
Contact President
Katrina Walton at 997-
5516 for club informa-
tion.


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Fire Rescue (JCFR)
Chief Jim Billberry is
issuing a 10-13 (an emer-
gency call issued on the
radio when a.firefighter
or officer is down and in
need of assistance), on
behalf of Captain
DexteT Walker, whose
brother, Tim, was diag-
nosed with kidney. dis-
ease.
"The doctors told
him that he needs a
-transplant and they
have found that his sis-
ter, Susan Gregory, is a
perfect match and she is
donating one of her kid-
neys," said Billberry.
"The medical bills will
now be doubled for the
family".
Tim Walker will be"
having a kidney trans-
plant on May 19 at the
Mayo Clinic in
Jacksonville, ,FL.
In October 2007,-Tim
was diagnosed with
W e g e er s
Granulomatosis. This is.
an uncommon disorder
that causes inflamma-


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thereby restricting
blood flow to the body's
organs, most commonly
affecting the kidneys.
Since his diagnosis,
Tim's kidneys have dete-
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dialysis in January
2009. Tim has lost his
job after several years
with the same company,
because of his illness.
Dexter Walker is the -
shift commander for the
JCFR "C" Shift,. and he


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He is a carpenter on
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far" Billberry said.
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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
It's a growing trend
across the country and
in Monticello. Adult
children are moving
their aging parents into
their homes.
According to the
U.S. Census, the number
of multigenerational
homes has climbed to'
nearly four million, for
a variety of' reasons,
including the economy.
S While there are ben-
efits to several genera-
tions living under one
roof, there also can be
pitfalls such as finari-
cial disagreements, and
personal space issues.


Local senior care
experts have launched a
public education cam-
paign 'called Too Close
for Comfort, a program
that offers a number of
tools to help families
cope with the chal-
lenges associated with
multigenerational
households.
Resources include a
free Too Close for
Comfort handbook with
expert advice to. help
families deal with emo-
tional, comfort, safety
and financial chal-
lenges.
There'also is a spe-
cially designed website,
www.makewayformom.
com which includes, a


cost calculator to help
families make informed
decisions about their
living arrangements.
Additional informa-
tion, including a sum-
mary of the national
research used to devel-
op this program, can be
received by contacting
Peggy Dineen, Home
Instead Senior Care, at
888-296-2411 ext. 8, or
peggy@albersc6mmuni
cations.com,
She also can
arrange- interviews
with local program
sponsors and family
members who, are cur-
rently living in multi-
generational house-
holds.


Bethel AME Church Holds

Third Quarter Conference


Bethel AME
Church held its Third
Quarter Conference,
April 2009, with
Presiding Elder Mary
Williams-Robinson in
Share.
The meeting was
opened with greetings
from Pastor Rev.
Johnson-Robinson.
Bethel AME Church
Choir, directed by
Minister of Music
Sister Yvonne Collins,
sang "Blessed
Assurance." The Prayer
was said by Brother
George Evans and

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was read by Sister
Mary Hagan.
C o n f e r e n c e
Secretary was
Shaundra Buggs.
Marshal was Brother
Eric Evans, and
Reporter was Mary
Hagan. Conference
Boundaries were set
and the Business
Session led by
Presiding Elder
Robinson.
Business 'reports,
were given by Mary
Hagan, Steward Board,
Dorothy Bell, Trustee
Board, Merissa Evans,
Church School,
Dorothy Bell, Women's
Missionary Society,
Merissa Evans, Youth
Department, Shaundra
Buggs.
Lay. Organization,
Loniza Larry, Class
Leaders: Council,
Keccia Hawkins,,
Worship and Music
Ministry, George
Evans, Sons of Allen,
Mary Hagan, Usher
Board #2 Frances
Collins, Commission
on Health, Annette
Parker, Stewardess
Board and Frances


Collins, Pastor's Aide
Board.
Presiding Elder
Robinson offered spe-
cial recognition to
Merissa Evans for the
work she is doings as
Youth Department'
President. The Elder
encouraged the congre-
gation to invest in
Youth and their educa-
tional needs. She
stressed if the church
family does not invest
in the youth,, another
element of society will.
Queen Mosley was
presented with the
Exhorters Licenses
and her duties were
explained.Tommy
Hudson and Theodore
Adam, Sr. were memo-
rialized with Sharon
Hudson speaking on
the life of her husband,
Tommy Hudson, and
Sandra Saunders
speaking on the life of
Theadore Adams, Sr.
Closing Remarks
were by Rev. Johnson-
Robinson, and the clos-
ing prayer was said by
Queen Mosley
Acting reporter
Mary Hagan supplied
this report.


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Monticello News
SStaff Writer
S Reginaldo Watkins
has been invited by
People To People to act as
an ambassador student
as he travels and studies
in Italy, Sicily, and
Greece. He will begin his
travels on Thursday,
,, June 18, 2009.
People To People is
an educational explo-
i ration program founded
by President Dwight D.
Eisenhower. All students
1 involved are personally
invited into the program.
In-kind donations for
his trip from family and
friends would be grate-
fully appreciated.
: Contact People To People


To Study Overseas
directly at 1-800-
669-7882 using his
ID number ,
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tact Agnes Brooks
at 1-229-460-4193.
Watkins is a
10th grade stu-
dent at Jefferson
C o u n t y
Middle/High
School and is the
son of Agnes
Brooks and
Reginald (Chuck)
Watkins of
Monticello.
His grandpar,
ents are Mary
Ghee Watkins and
Johnson Watkins,
Betty Russell, and
Johnette (Tag)
Bellamy.


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MOTHER'S DAY OF

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Big Bend Hospice
(BBH) invites the com-
munity to a Mother's
Day Remembrance
Service 6 p.m. Thursday,
May 7 in the conference
room of the Big Bend
Hospice Elaine C. Bartelt
Hospice Center, located
at 1723 Mahan Center
Boulevard in
Tallahassee, FL.
This service will fea-
ture music, reflection
and prayer, and is open
to. the public at no
charge.
A candle lighting
ceremony will close the


service and the names of
loved ones may be spo-
ken at that time if
desired.
The Caring Tree will
provide special chil-
dren's activities; and fol-
lowing the service, light
refreshments will be
served.
The first Mother's
Day Remembrance
Service was held at BBH
four years ago. Mother's'
Day can be such a diffi-
cult reminder that your
Mom is no longer here to
celebrate the day.
This special service
provides time to remem-
ber and cherish memo-
ries of our Mothers and


is meaningful whether
the loss is recent or one
from many years ago.
BBH has been serv-
ing Jefferson, Franklin,
Gadsden, Leon, Liberty,
Madison, Taylor, and
Wakulla counties for 25-
years with compassion-
ate end of life care.
Grief and Loss coun-
seling is also available to
anyone in the communi-
ty, and is a free service.
If you would like
additional information
about the Mother's Day
Remembrance Service,
contact Laurie. Ward at
878-5310 ext.752, or
Laurie@bigbendhos
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DEMOTTPRESENTS TURKEY 'Killing Mr. Withers' Dinner Theatre At Opera House
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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Stephen Demott was
the guest speaker, at the
Monticello Kiwanis
Club's April 22 meeting:


He presented a pro-
gram on turkey hunting,
and displayed his decoys
and other materials, as
he explained the history
of hunting in .the
Jefferson County area.


Kiwanis
guest
speaker
Stephen
Demott
presented a
program on
turkey
hunting,
bringing his
decoys as he
explained
about the
history of
hunting in
the area.


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Managing Editor
Monticello News
Reserve now for
"Killing Mr. Withers,"
the dinner theater, mur-
der mystery/comedy
presented by the Opera
House Stage Company.
The play opens
Friday, May I and contin-
ues the first three Friday
and Saturday weekends
in lMay, directed by Jan
Rickey and Jack
Williams.
Through the magic
of theater audiences will
travel back to 1957,. and
The Last Chance Pump
& Grill. in Death Valley.
NV.
Patrons will be part
of the show. as they play
passengers from a Las
Vegas bound tour bus
that gets lost and ends up
at the Last Chance.

Happening
DEBBIE SNAPP
Alonticello News
Staff '11riter
Linda Demott hosted
a Spa Party for Beta
Sigma Phi Sorority's
March 10 meeting. The
13 members present
enjoyed much pamper-
ing, and laughing as con-
sultant, Lisa Hermann,
led them in facials and
spa treatments for their
hands and feet. She also


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There have been sev-
eral mysterious "disap-
pearances" at the Last
Chance, and audiences
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gs At Recent Sorority Meetings
gave one lucky member After a short business the early school.systeem
a make-up makeover. meeting -each of the in Jefferson County.
Hermann donated a members took time to Counts took those
third of the money spent share theirr favorite present from the incep- (
that night, which totaled books and authors. tion of the school sys-
$225. to the Jefferson It was interesting to' 'tem in 1831, through 9
County Relay for Life. hear the various books the Civil War times, to 9
Velinda Williams members enjoyed, and the changes' that ,
was the hostess for the members learned about occurred in the '1900's,
March 24 meeting of the books of potential inter- and up to the 'present ^
Sorority, which was held est to them. day. Among the points I
at the Members brought of interest she dis- oAf
Monticello Jefferson books to trade, andextra cussed were: '.i % u: .ri
Chamber of Commerce. books were:donated to In 1894 there were iq
the Friends' of the 64 schools in Jefferson qo
Library to sell at its County, the majority of ai
upcoming book sale. these being on:the'vari-, 9b
For the. April .14 bus plantations. In 1975 fit
o : meeting,, 19 members when the elementary
met at the home of Bqtty school burnedq.nd
May 19th Messer. During thebpi.- where the au fi
ness meeting, new dffi- is located now. ildt
cers were elected for, the met ini school buses or
Snew year, begiiniig 'in two years.
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Peggy Day, president; ing of the Sorority will'
S Carolyn Cheshire, vice- e held at, the: IMays
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S Demott, treasurer; and. and.Company will cater
.. Connie Boland, secre- the dinner.
tary This is .the: annual
.." 'Speaker for the Founders Day' Dinner.
evening was retiring and new officers will be
county Journal? President Dee Counts. installed during the
Her topic concerned evening program.


Chamber Sales Leads

Group To Meet May 5


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
.Monticello
/Jefferson Chamber of
Commerce will host the
first Sales Leads Group
meeting Tuesday, May 5
at Tupelo's Bakery &
Caf6.
The meetings will.
be held from 7 to 7:40
a.m. on the first and
third Tuesday of each
month.
The purpose of this
networking group is for
participants to intro-
duce possible new con-,


tacts to each other.
At each meeting,
members .are asked to
bring and introduce a
new "lead"- to-another
,participating member,
There is 'no cost to
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don't bring a possible
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So, bring a co-work-
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For more informa-'.
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Lloyd Cattle Rancher Dies In Ft. Lauderdale
LAZARO ALEMAN __________-_________ the world's largest
Monticello News' growers of eggplants.
Senior Staff Writer RODRIGUEZ TRANSFORMED LLOYD He was president of the
Jose Luis EYESORE INTO SHOWPIECE Florida Fruit &
Rodriguez, owner of Vegetable Association
the 127-acre Rocking from 1985 to 1987.
JL2 Ranch just south of did the outfit excavate Directors was not Meanwhile, from
Lloyd, died Wednesday, huge craters on the Rodriguez's first foray 1983 until his demise,
April 22, in Ft. property, but it stripped into government-relat- Rodriguez continued to
Lauderdale, FL, follow- the land of much of its ed work, however, function as chairman
ing a long illness, vegetation, dumped Between 1990 and 1992, and CEO of the Trans
Rodriguez, 62, had concrete and other Rodriguez served in a Tech Ag Corp, the gov-
been fighting brain can- road-building waste senior executive capaci- ernmental relations
cer for the last three materials everywhere,, ty with the US and international agri-
months, according to and built an eight-foot Department of culture consultant com-
an article in the Palm high earthen wall Agriculture under pany that he founded.
Beach Post. around its perimeter to President George Bush. Rodriguez traced
An internationally shield the controversial He also served on the his agriculture roots to
recognized agricultural mining operation from Policy Transition Team Cuba, where his family
advisor and Florida public view. for Gov. Jeb Bush in operated a large farm-
farmers' advocate who Upon purchase of '1999 and on the ing operation until
held senior executive the property in 2003, G o v e r n o r s 1959, when Fidel
positions in the US Rodriguez embarked on Commission for the Castro's Revolution
Department of an extensive and costly Everglades from 2000 to forced them to flee the
Agriculture (USDA) land-restoration effort 2001. island. Before Cuba, his
and headed his. own that culminated in the Rodriguez is credit- grandparents had
governmental relations present showcase ed with authoring a ranchedd in Spain until
aind international agri- ranch, complete With 1979 Florida law that the 1930s, when the
d culture consultant com- its herds of grazing cat- requires retailers to Civil War there had
pany, Rodriguez is prob- tle, sheep and horses label fresh fruits and forced them to flee to
ably best known locally and the return sof an vegetables by their Cuba.
as an Angus cattle abundance of wildlife, country of origin and In Palm Beach
rancher and the man In April 2008, Gov. he 'subsequently led the County, FL, where
who turned a Lloyd eye- Charlie Crist appointed movement for adoption Rodriguez and his fami-
sore into a showpiece Rodriguez to the Board of a similar law at the ly relocated after flee-
property. of Directors. of the national level. He is ing Cuba, he and his
Anyone living in Northwest Florida also credited with father established M&R
Jefferson County nine Water Management working to better the Farms, which took in
years ago no doubt District (NWFWMD), housing conditions of several thousand acres
recalls when the now partly in recognition of Florida's migrant work- and produced the
pastoral-looking the latter's work in ers. world's largest supply
Rocking JL2 Ranch restoring the property, From 1967 to 1989, of eggplants during the
alongside SR 59 was the an endeavor that neces- Rodriguez managed his 70s and early 80s. In,
fiome of a road-build- stated his working family's, commercial 1989, Rodriguez sold the
ing outfit that.used the closely with the man- vegetable operations in business and went to
property for a mining agement district on a South Florida, the work for the USDA in
operation and a, dump- number of water-relat- Caribbean and Central Washington D.C. He
ing ground, completely ed issues. America, earning him first became familiar
devastatifig the land in The appointment to and his father the with Jefferson County
the process. Not only the NWFWMD Board of recognition of being in the late 90s.


Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt April 24, 2009
Representing Progress Energy, Gaye Hanna, right,
presented a check for $415 to Jefferson County Humane
Society President Caroline Carswell as part of the com-
pany's 50 percent Foundation Match Program.

Progress Energy
Presents $415 to Society


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Progress Energy
presented a check to the
Humane Society, April
24, as part of the local,
company's 50 Percent
Foundation Match


Program.
Progress
Representative
Hanna, met
Jefferson
Humane


Energy
Gaye
. with
County
Society


President Caroline
Carswell and presented
her with a check for $415.
Hanna explained
that each year, local com-
pany, employees are
issued a list of approxi-
mately 15 North Florida:
charitable organiza-
tions. The individual
employee chooses one of


those charities and des-
ignates a particular
amount which will then
be taken out of his/her
pay check each period,
and donated to that char-
ity of choice.
So, theoretically, if
the local branch of
Progress Energy, has 15
employees, there may
actually be 15 different
charities within the
North Florida area,
which are receiving
funds from the Employee
Giving Campaign.
Progress Energy
then matches those
donations. Hanna
relayed that Progress
Energy is glad to support
this cause in Jefferson
County and proud of the
employees for their
unselfish donations.


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ALFA HUNT replace Senator
Monticello News Wilkinson Call, on sev-
Staff Writer '. eral of the election bal-
Dannite Hill Mays .ots. The election ended
was a State with the governor certi-
Representative, from flying the election of
Florida, who later R.H.M. Davidson and
served two terms as a. Call contested the cert.i-
United States filcation to the United
Congressman. He was States Senate. The sena-
born near Madison, tors quickly decided in
April 28, 1852. He :favor of Call who had
attended the county been their colleague for
schools, and later the 12 years.
public schools of While Mays was
Savannah, GA, after his Spekker of the House
family relocated there. in '1897, another battle
He went on to further between Call and
his education at 'William Dudley
Washington and Lee Chipley, Call's greatest
University in personal and political
Lexington. When be enemy, ensued. This
received his degree,,' t.ine, the electoral bat-
Mays moved to tl ended with Call's
Monticello, where he' defeat and Chipley's
became engrossed ini' death shortly after-
agricultural pursuits. ward.
Mays' political ,. Edward B. Bailey
career began 'in 1888 :represented the county
when he served as a del- in the Senate during
egate to the Democratic most of the 1890s. Both
State Convention; memr .William B. Lamar and
ber of the State House Mays continued as lead-
of Representatives. in ets of the Democratic
1891.1895, and 1897, and .Paity. Mays ran a
eventually serving as' respectable race for
Speaker of the House, governor in 1900, and
in 1897. both men served in
-In the 1891 Congress in later years.
Legislature Jefferson At the last
County was represent- D e m ot c r a t i c
ed by W.C. Thomas in Nominatin g
the Senate and Mays -Convention at
and John E. Morris in Jacksolville in 1900,
the House. Mays contain y.ays.. was a. leading _
ued to serve in the gubernatorial candi-
Florida House -of date. In the famous 1897
Representatives in 1895 Call-Chipley -senatorial
and 1897. election battle, Mays
During an angry had used his influence
election, which took a Speaker of the
nearly a month to certi- Huse against Senator
f.1, Mays received sublk. Wilkinson Call, howev-
stantial support to' er he was opposed for


the nomination by a
growing liberal wing of
the Democratic Party.
Supported by. Napoleon
Bonaparte Broward of
Duval County, William
S. Jennings defeated
Mays for the nomina-
tion.
In the first
statewide primary elec-
tion in 1904, Mays ran
for governor against
Broward, Robert W.
Davis and C.M. Brown.
Finishing third in that
contest, he gave his sup-
port to Davis who
ended up losing to
Broward in the runoff.
In 1908 Mays ran for
Congress to fill the seat
being vacated by his
Jefferson County
neighbor William B.
Lamar. Successful in
that campaign, he then
served two
Congressional terms
before being defeated
for reelection in 1912.
Mays' life not only
circulated around his
political career, but also
his personal interest'
and business endeav-
ors. By the 1890s. some
of the local business-
men died or moved
away, but many of those
who had been in busi-
ness during the post-
Civil War years
remained. Mays earned
a degree jn la an.d.as
adcnitted- to the--bar
shortly after the com-
pletion of his educa-
tion.
In the 1890s. he and
another local lawyer by
the name of Benjamin
W. Partridge were doing
business under the firm


named of Mays and
Partridge.
In 1901 some of the
practicing attorney's
were Mays, Samuel
Pasco, T.L. Clarke, S.D.
Clarke, Thomas M
Puleston, William B.
Lamar, Daniel A.
Finlayson, B.J.
Hamrick, and C.W.
Hamrick. Included
among them were: a
United States Senator,
two Congressmen, and
several State
Legislators and judges.
Their law practice was
largely concerned with
.civil cases. Petty crimes
were numerous, but
only a few larger cases
came before the courts.
Several large farms
continued to operate
with large numbers of
tenants. They took liens
on growing crops for
the rent and advanced
provisions on credit
either from general sup-
ply stores on their land
or through the local
merchants.
Some of these were
John E. Morris, John B.
Mays, H.B. Hines, the
John Finlayson estate,
Mays, and Randolph
'Eppes near Ashville,
and a large commissary
was operated at
Ashville by Mays and
John Finlayson III.,
There were several,
mule dealers in the.
county in addition 'to
the general merchants
who handled this neces-.
sary work animals.
Mays had a mule busi-
ness in Monticello from
the mid-1890s until the
early 1920s. Others were


Gravestone for former U.S. Congressman Dannite
Hill Mays at Roseland Cemetery.


Steve Walker, M.A.
Tripp, and Jim
Dawkins.
As the land was
gradually bought up
and closed to access of
the general public sev-
eral Jefferson County
residents formed their
own Welaunee Hunting
and Fishing Club and
purchased from the
estate of Charles T.
Carroll, about 200 acres
of -land, on Welaunee
pond. Among the mem-
bers of the club were
Mays, Franklin Floyd,
J.R. Cooksey, S.C.
.Walker, QJ. Reams, S.A.
Ward. Charles
Simmons, L.W Sledge.
Mays' personal
interest was with the
numerous clubs of
which he was part. The
Jefferson Rifle
Company was replaced
in popularity by the
Monticello Gun Club,


which featured target
competitions between
individuals, and even
teams from other
towns. The newspaper
was amused in 1886
when the club failed to
turn in the scores of a
contest. It turned, out
that R.C. Parkhill, who
had never before shot at
a moving target, made'
the best score of the day
to the chagrin of some
of the experts. In May
1866, Mays won the
club's silver badge for
target shooting the
third straight year.'
After his defeat for
renominatio'n-, -.:, ,to
Congress' in 1912, Mays
returned to Monticello
where he resumed, his
agricultural and busi-
ness pursuits. He died
at his home in
Monticello, May 9, 1930
and was interred at
Roseland Cemetery.


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PORTS & SCHOOL


Richard Roccanti, ACA Computer Whiz


Ray Cichon
Monticello News
Managing Editor
Richard Roccanti
began teaching at
Aucilla Christian
Academy in 1984, after
graduating from Florida
State University with a
double major in biology"
and chemistry.
He. also holds an AA
from Montreat College
in, Montreat, NC. He
teaches all grade levels
at ACA from
Kindergarten to Grade
12.
"Mostly the subject
is computers, but I also
do, and have taught a few
Bible classes. In the 80's
I taught Bible, Science
and Computers. During
all of these years I have
coached assorted sports
teams as the head coach
or as an assistant coach.
After two years, in,
the 80s, Roccanti left
ACA to open a computer
training business called
Computer 101. "We basi-
cally taught adults com-
puter software applica-
tions," he explained..
During the nine
years that he owned and
operated the business,
Computer 101 grew to 16
employees and did train-
ing, repair, networking
and sales.


"I later was asked by
Principal Richard
Finlayson (one of my
former students), if I
could help with some
computer needs at ACA.
"After successfully help-
ing ACA with its early
computer problems and,
needs, Finlayson asked
me if I would. consider
returning to teach,". he
continued..
"The three years
between Computer 101
and my second appear-
ance at ACA, I traveled
most of the US, Europe,
Asia and Africa teaching
and giving seminars on
Satellite communication
and GPS tracking for
military, government
and fortune 500 compa-
nies. "My years of teach-
ing total 24 years,"(12
years at ACA, nine at
Computer 101 and three.
Internationally for
Orbcomm)."
Roccanti was born
in Worcester MA in 1960,
moved to Florida in 1969.
He and his wife have
been residents of Leon
country since 1980. He
has been married to his'
wife, Kimberly, for 29
years, and they have four
children:
. Nicholas (ACA class
of 2002) is married and
living in Orlando work-


ing in the Christian
Music industry
Daniel (ACA class of
2005 Valedictorian) is
graduating from FSU
with a degree in
Business May 2, and will
be continuing his educa-
tion in pursuit of a mas-
ters degree and CPA cer-
tification.
Rikki (ACA class of
2007 Valedictorian) is
currently a Junior at
Montreat College in
North Carolina and pur-
suing an English degree,
with plans of seeking
her masters degree in
teaching.
Michaela (ACA class
of 2009 Valedictorian)
is graduating Aucilla on
May 23rd and will be
going to college in
Tallahassee pursuing a
degree in Biblical stud-
ies.
Commenting about
teaching, Roccanti notes:
"I totally enjoy helping
students learn to think
and figure things out for
themselves. It is great
when you see 'the light
Sgo on'. It has been very
fulfilling for me, when
past students have
returned to tell me of
their successes -in life"
Any frustration he
may have in teaching
comes from middle
school students. "Kids
can be so cruel to each
other, and especially to
anyone who is just a litt-
loe, bit different, a little
bit weaker, or less social-
ly adept," he relates.








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"His advice to -neVI;
teacher for a succeksftA
career is: "Try to treat
every child as if they
were your own. Don't try
to be their friend, but
instead be their example.
But do give them love.
Be consistent. Don't for-
get why your are teach-
ing and don't give up."
Speaking of free
-time activities, Roccanti
relates: "I enjoy almost
anything that we do as a


family (eating out, bowl-
ing. going to the
movies). I own a pool
table and enjoy bil-
liards. I enjoy almost
every game (especially
when the family gets
together to play). I enjoy
cards and solitaire. I
enjoy reading. I enjoy
my work (both jobs-
teaching and fixing com-
puters). Then there is
*golf, a love/hate rela-
tionship."
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Monticello News
SStaff WVriter -;
Aucilla Christian
Academy JV softball
team wrapped up the
season 7-6 after defeat-
ing Taylor County,. 14-8,
Tuesday, April 14.
Brooke Kinsley
went 2 for 4 with 4 runs
scored, 1 walk; Pamela
Watt, 2 for 5 with 2 runs,


.2 RBI; Surinie Sorensen,
2 for 4 with 3 runs, 2 RBI,
arid 1 triple; Michaela
Metcalfe, 2 'for 4 with 2
runs scored, '1 RBI;
Hadley Revell, 2 for 4
with 2 RBI; Keli Dollar, 1
for 3 with 1 RBI, 1 walk;
Vicki Perry, 1 for 4 with
1 run scored; and
Whitney McKnight, 1
for 3 with 2 runs, 1 RBI,
and 1 walk.


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Sunshine
Express men's softball
team downed Live Oak
22-11 and 21-13 in a dou--
ble-header April 19.
During the first
game, the Express
jumped out to an early
11-0 lead and left Live
Oak in. the dust from
there.
Clark Mitchell went.
4 for 5 with 1 RBI; Nard
Thompson, 4 for 4 with 2
RBI; Denisy Vangates, 3
for 4, 6 RBI and 2 home-
runs; Kelvin Jones, 3 for


4 with 3 RBI and I home-
run; and Travis Odom, 3
for 4 with 2 RBI.
Nick Russell went 2
for 4, 3 RBIs; Eldred
Jennings, 2 for 4; Rodney,
'2 for 4, 2 RBI; Boo, 2 for 4,
2 RBI; Joe Andrews, 2 for
4, 2 RBI; and Jay, 4 for 4.
In the second game
of the' day, Jennings, 4
for 5; Clark Mitchell, 4
for 5, 2 ERBI; Odom, 4 for
5, 1 RBI; Boo, 4 for 4;
Jones, 4 for. 4, 1 RBI;
Vangates, 3 for 4, 1 RBI;
Rodney, 3 for 4, 7 RBI;
Boosie, 2 for 4; Russell, 2
for 4, 1 RBI; and Jay, 1 for
A


Blabalots Win 4 of 6


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff, Writer
The Monticello
Blabalots defeated Glen
Arvin Classics on the
tennis courts, 4-2, April
16, to climb from a tied
three-spot position in
the league to a lone sec-
ond place standing.
Team #1, Katie
'Brock and Susan
Goodwin lost the first
set, 5-7, won the second,
6-2, and lost the
tiebreaker, 6-2.
Team # 2, Cindy
Wainright and substi-
tute player G. Slaughter
lost the sets 5-7 and 4-6.
Team #3, Laura
Kirchhoff. and Laura
'Ward, won the first set,
6-4, lost the second, 5-7,
and won the tiebreaker,
6-4.
Team #4, Trisha-
Wirick and 'Valerie
Stevens won the first


set, 6-3, lost the second,
1-6, and won the
tiebreaker, 6-4. .
Team #5, Patty
Hardy and Jennifer,
Ellis won the sets 6-0
and 6-4.
Team #6, Lindsey
Taylor and substitute
player J. Miller, won the
sets, 6-2 and 6-4.'
As of April 16, the
standings in the
women's A-league was
Glen Arvin
Highstrungs,. 45;
Monticello Blabalots,
44; Serve, Me Another, 41
2; Bainbridge Different
Strokes, 37; Thomasville
Ace-N-U, 36; Ballistics,
36; MatchPoints, 33 %;
Ace Kickers, 32; Capital
City Deuces, 32; Glen
Arvin Classics, 30;
Golden Eagle Wings, 29;
Capital City Aces, 27;
Killearn Serve-Ivors, 24;
and Killearn Lucky
Charms, 20.


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"Woods" part "Tennessee
Fainting" friendly. 251-1641 or
997-0901. Leave message.
2/20,tfn,


Piano-Baldwin and
good condition,
wood, only $495!
850-997-8803.


1 bench, very
dark cherry


BACKHOE SERVICE
Driveways, roads, ditches,
tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten @
997-3116, 933-3458.
*7/4tfi,c


MR. STUMP
4/24-5/6,pd. STUMP GRINDING
509-8530 Quick Responses.
6/22, tfn,c


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


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GGarage Sale- Saturday, May
2, 8am. 5 mi. North of
courthouse on 19, 5055 North
Jefferson, look for signs!
Furniture, Jewelry, clothes,
beach articles, lawn chairs,
huicehhnld misc


1990 F-350 Flat Be
wiht hu fd liftO ate- I


Looking to buy. used folding
cots and pop-up camper. Call.
997-0901 msg. or 251-1641.
S 4/1,tfn.
Your old lawnmowers and
parts. Call Tony at 544-9152 for
pick up.
4/29,5/1,6,8,13,15,nc.


4/29,5/1,c. .Puppies .born 3-1-09, moth-
er-VWalker Hound, father- bird
dog/bulldog, ,had first, set of,
shots, call 997-5899 .ask for.
Malcolm. If no answer, keep
ed (Walton) trying. '
PTO nrl G A4/'O tfn ,


Wi yl .tg r I U. uuuu
condition. 150,000 miles.
$3,995. Call 850-997-1582.
-. 2/13, tfn.,


JEFFERSON PLACE APTS
1468 S. Waukeenah St. Office 300,
Monticello. I BR ($427) & 2BR
($465). HUD vouchers accepted,
subsidy available at times. 850-997-
6964. TTY711. This institution is an
equal opportunity provider and
employer.
1/28,tfn,c.
Commercial/ Industrial Property
with state highway frontage. Corner '
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 I-10,, via SR 53 & SR 14. Will
build to suit tenant for short or long
term lease. Call Tommy Greene 850-
973-4141
2/11, rtn.
Office Building across street from
Post Office, Courthouse, and court-
house Annex. 4in Madison (Old
Enterprise Recorder Office) 111 SE
Shelby St. Madison Newly renovated
back to the 1920's era, Call 973-
4141. ,
rtn
400 Sq. ft. EFFICIENCY
-APARTMENT $325,11 per
month. 1697 E. Washington St.
Dep., & First month rent required.
'No pets.or drugs call 997-6492.
Leave message.
4/10,,rtn,&.
House- 1 B/R, 1 Bth, with car-
port, in'Coopers Pond area.-Call
997-5007.


... i 4/15,tfn,c.
Charming "downtown" his-
toric home. '4BR, 1.5 Bath.
ManiL nice fejiures 251-0760.
S l/30ftfn.c.


House- 2 BR
of Monticello
tral H/A; F
Screen Poi
deposit and
required $6
58Q7.

2 BR Mobil
month, :plus
340 Rudd Ro


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/beadivork all on bodice,
sequin/beadwork/appliques on
bottom,.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 crino-
line 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 pag-
eant dress, white ruffles with
peach outline 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


TEEN DRESSES..
R 1'BTH, on edge Size 7-8 Kelli green gown,.
D. Nice, Quiet, cen- lace overlay $40
Fireplace, Large Size 8 red gown, sequin/bead
rch. IReferences, work around bodice $50
rs. t M re Size 14 (child's size" 14 but
first Month, rent dress is for a teen division
50month. 997- approximately 13-15) GOR-
GEOUS lime green dress, strap-
4/29,5/1,c. less, but with spaghetti straps
lei:ome.:$300'ier that cress :crossacross :6 -r.,,l b '
deposit :($200)iat sequinmsspotted across the entire
ad. Call342-1144 gown, built in crinoline -
ad 5/CalL342-44d absolutely gorgeous. $300
4/29,5/l,6,8,pd. (paid over $500 for it)


2 mobile homes- 2 BR, 1 1/2
BTH, near JCM/HS $500; 4 BR,
2 BTH, in Wadkeenah $850
mth. North Florida Property
Management 850-421-3911.
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and leave message.


Full Charge Bookkeeper- must be able to work well under pressure ,
and maintain a team player relationship with co-workers. Please if
you're not sure how an alarm clock works or you average more than
two dramatic incidents in your life, per week, or simply only work .
because you are bored, or feel that you must complain on a daily basis
or fight with co-workers, please do not apply. Apply in person only at
the Madison County Carrier newspaper office, located at 1695 South
SR 53, Madison. 4/24,tfn. '
Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is seeking
applicants for a Part-Time Gate Attendant at the County Solid
Waste Department. Job description and applications may be obtained
at the Solid Waste Department located at 1591 Waukeenah Street, ,i
Monticello, Florida. Hours and days of this position are: Friday and -;
Saturday 6:30am 4:00pm and then Sunday and Monday 6:30am-
10:30am then 3:00pm-7:00pm. Essential Job Functions are: Loads ,
and unloads heavy material from trucks. Moves equipment and large 3
bulky objects. Performs custodial duties. Maintains grounds. Rakes
grass and waters plants. Weeds flower beds. Shapes hedges and trims
trees. Cuts grass. Plants,and fertilizes flowers. May operate tractor-
mower in mowing grass on right-of-way. Picks up boxes and other
materials left by residents. Needs to get along well with people and
be able to direct and explain where the. different types of materials
are to be disposed of. Minimum qualifications are: Knowledge of
operation, maintenance, capabilities, limitations and safety aspects
of equipment. Ability to understand and comply with oral instruc-
tions. Ability to read street anU traffic signs. Ability to perform man-
ual labor, Skill in using hand tools. Education and experience need-
ed: One (1) year experience in performing.manual labor.
Licenses, Certifications or registrations: Possess of a valid '
Florida Drivers License and a valid Social Security Card. i
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 P.M, April 29, 2009 at the :
Solid Waste Department located at 1591 Waukeenah Street. Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.- Drug Free Workplace. 1
Drug testing is a required pert of the pre-employment physical.
Applicants with a disability should contact the above office for i
.accommodations. For additional information please call 342.0184. '"
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Apply' in. person at the Monticello News office at 180 W. .
Washington St. Monticello, or fax resume to 850-997-3774 -:
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;and 11-7)and Prn Occupational Therapist or Assistant at Madison -i
Nursing. Center. Apply at 2481 West US 90, Madison or fax q'
resume to: Peggy Powers, Director of Nursing 850-973-2667.

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Dog- Large, .Black,; male
labrador Retreiver. Previously
seen w/ another in the .wau-
keenah area but now alone.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff, CASE NO. 08-1,35-CA
VS.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF
BETTY JEAN WILLIAMS, DECEASED.; JONATHAN T.
WILLIAMS; JONATHAN T. WILLIAMS, HEIR; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JONATHAN T. WILLIAMS,
HEIR; WANDA L. JACKSON, HEIR; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF WANDA' L. JACKSON, HEIR;. MELISSA M.
ALLEN A/K/A MELLISA M. ALLEN, HEIR; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND'
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); JEFFERSON COUNTY BY AND THROUGH THE
JEFFERSON COUNTY SHIP PROGRAM; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant( s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in
the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Jefferson County, Florida, described as: A
PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTH
HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER IOF SECTION 31.
TOWNSHIP 3" NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST, JEFFERSON,
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING APART OF PARCEL OF
LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 51, PAGE 489. OF THE I
PUBLIC RECORDS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS. COM-,;
MENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTH
HALF OF NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF SECTION 31 AND RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 5S MIN-
UTES 02 SECONDS EAST (BEARING BASE) ALONG THE
FORTY LINE 327 S4 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
:'OF MINTON (O.k. BOOK 139, PAGES 780 AND 7811:
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES-42 SECONDS
\V EST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF MINTON 1239.69
FEET TO THE EAST SIDE OF A COUNTY MAINTAINED
," PUBLIC ROAD AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER AND
POINT OF, BEGINNING OF HEREIN DESCRIBED PAR-
CEL. THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 09.MINUTES 42 SEC-
ONDS EAST LEAVING SAID ROAD ALONG MINTON
S'_25.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTH, 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES
'l S SECONDS WEST. PERPENDICULAR TO MINTON
209.85 FEET. THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES
42 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL .WITH MINTON 162.37
FEET TO THE EAST SIDE OF SAID COUNTY ROAD;
THENCE NORTH 22 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 11 SECONDS
\ EST ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF SAID ROAD 228.50
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
To include a: Unknown Unknown VIN '
A/K/A 2680 Brock Road Mbdfticello, Fl 32344
at public sale. to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the
North Door of the Jefferson County Courthouse, Monticello,
Flonda at I 1 -00 a.m., on May 14, 2009.
DATED THIS 15TI DAY OF APRIL, 2009'.
An. person claiming an interest in the surplus from .the
sale. if anm. other than the property owner as of the date of the
lii pendens. must file d claim within 60 days after the sale.
k \Witness, mv hand and seal of this'court on the 15th day of April,
2009. .
Kirk B. Reams
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Sherry Sears
Deputy Clerk
La% Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa. FL 33619-1328
Anornels for Plaintiff ,, .
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of
1990, persons needing a special accommodauon to participate,
in this proceeding should contact theASA Coordinator tio later
than se en 171 days prior to the proceedings. If hearing.
Impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD),or (800) 955-8770
oice ia Flonda Relay Service. .

t -- n e 4/22,29/09,c


[N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIR-
SCUIT IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff, l CASE NO. 08-477 CA
S vs., E MIN t S
LIFE DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES
CORPORATION, et aF., ..


Defendantss),
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or
Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on April
14, 2009 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above. .
'I will sell to the highest and best bidder for'cash at the
North steps of Jefferson County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse
Circle, Monticello, Florida 32344, at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th
day of May, 2009, the following described property as set forth
in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 2, -BLOCK A, OF REPLATTED PLAT OF PECAN
HILL SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK B, PAGE 98, PUBLIC
RECORDS JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a: MELROSE DRIVE, MONTICELLO, FLORIDA 32344

ANY PERSON. CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE. I '
ENTERED at JEFFERSON County, Florida, this 15th day of
APRIL, 2009.


SPEAR & HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
BBL-C-1038/bap


Kirk Reams
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Jefferson, Florida

Sherry Sears
As Deputy Clerk
4/22,29/09,c


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
City of Monticello, Florida
City Wide Sewer Rehabilitation Phase II-
SRF Project No. FL200501260413C

Sealed bids, submitted in triplicate, will be received by the
City of Monticello, Florida, Jefferson County, (Owner), until
2:00 p.m., local time May 28, 2009 at the office of:


City of Monticello City Hall
Attn: Steve Wingate
245 S. Mulberry Street
Monticello, FL 32344
(850) 342-0153

for the construction of the following described Project:

Project includes the rehabilitation of approximately 40,000 L.F.
of existing sanitary sewer. The rehabilitation will be throughout
the City of Monticello. The work is divided into- four
zones/quadrants. Rehabilitation components will include
Cured-In-Place Pipe (C.I.P.P.) lining, lining of latprals, recon-
struction of laterals, cleanouts, repairing structural deficiencies,
rehabilitating manholes, installation of new sewer pipe and
manholes, and pipe bursting. (This description provides a gen-
eral overview of the project and should not be considered to be
all inclusive.)

A Mandatory Pre-B;d Conference will be held on May 8, 2009,
at 2:00 P.M. at the North Florida Community College Park
located at 2729 West Washington Street, Monticello, FL.. All
bidders must register as plan-holders and attend the Pre-Bid
Conference.
Registration forms, Plans, specifications, and contract docu-
mentsl will be open to public inspection at the office listed
above or may be obtained from:

Attn: Zeke Folsom, Project Manager
George & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc.
1967 Commonwealth Lane, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
(850) 521-0344

upon payment of $ 150.00 per set which amount constitutes the
cost of reproduction and handling. This.payment will not be
refunded.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to
reject any or all bids. Each Bidder must deposit with his/her
bid, security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions
provided in the Information, for Bidders. Sureties used for
obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable according to the
Department of Treasury Circular 570.

No bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days
after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids.

Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the'requirements
as to conditions of ,mplo\ ment to be observed and minimum
wage rates to be paid under the Contract, Section 3,
Segregated Facilities, Section 109 Executive Order 11246, and
all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal government
and State of Florida, and bonding and insurance requirements.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


4/29/09,c.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
WILLIAM L BULLOCH, JR.,
Plaintiff, Case No. 2007-CA-129


vs.
TIMOTHY D. LONG, SR., THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TIMOTHY D. LONG, SR., N/K/A LYNN LONG, MARRIED,
AND 21st MORTGAGE CORPORATION, F/K/A 21st CEN-
TURY HOME MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Defendants.

CLERK'S RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN- that under a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure, in the above-styled. cause on March 12, 2009, and
Order rescheduling foreclosure sale entered April 14, 2009, I
will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Jefferson County
Courthouse, Monticello, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on May 14, 2009,
the following described property:
The Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section
8, Township 1 North, Range 5 East, Jefferson County, Florida,
LESS AND EXCEPT 2.46 acres, more or less, deeded to
Florida Power Corporation and described in the Public Records
of Jefferson County, Florida in Deed Book "QQQ" page 45.
ALSO the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of
Section 9, Township 1 North, Range 5 East, Jefferson County,
Florida. ALSO the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of ihe
Northwest Quarter AND the West Half of the Southwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying North of County Road
158, in Section 16, Township 1 North, Range 5 East, Jefferson
County, Florida.
SUBJECT TO a 100 foot wide Florida Power Corporation
Easement running North and South over and across the
Westerly .portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of Section 8, Township 1 North, Range 5 East,
Jefferson County, Florida.
ALSO SUBJECT TO a 100 foot wide Florida Power
Corporation Easement running East and West over and across
the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 8, and
the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 9,
Township 1 North, Range 5 East, Jefferson County, Florida.
Less and except:
Commence at a lighter wood post marking the Northwest
corner of Section 16, Township 1 North, Range 5 East,
Jefferson County, Florida and run South 00 degrees 14 minutes
43 seconds East, along the West boundary of said Section 16,
1177.76 feet the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence from said
POINT OF BEGINNING, continue South 00 degrees 14 min-
utes 43 seconds'East, along the West boundary of said Section
16, 933.50 feet to a point oil the Northerly right-pf-way line of
County Road 158, thence run South 54 degrees 00 minutes 09
seconds East, along said right-of-way line, 410.00 feet to a
point, thence leaving .said right-of-way line run North 00
degrees 14 minutes 43 seconds West, 1174.19 feet to a point,
thence West 330.68 feet to the Point of Beginning, Containing
8.00 acres, more or less.
SUBJECT TO: a 30 foot wide easement over' and across
the West 30 feet thereof, and described in the Public Records 6f
Jefferson County, Florida In Official RecordBook, 153, Page
612.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
Dated this 15th day of April, 2009.


Prepared by:
ROBERT E. MORRIS
Morris Law Firm
245 East Washington Street
Monticello, Florida 32344
(850) 997-0440 Telephone
(850) 997-2567 Facsimile


KIRK B. REAMS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sherry Sears
Deputy Clerk.


4/22,29/09,c.


In accordance itLh Florinda Statue a public aucuon % ill be
held on May 12-09 at 10:00 am.
For 1995 FORD VIN 1FALP404SF257386
To be sold AS IS for towing and storage charges condi-
tionsand trms at auction. Stewart's Towing 175 South Jefferson
Street Monticello, FL 32344. Phone 850-342-1480.


4/29/09,c.


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Tuesday, May 5

6:00 p.m.

John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital

Williams Auditorium
(East Tower Ground Floor)
Speak with nursing professional about career options
L"'. Meet representatives from area schools offering nursing curriculum
Tour John D.Archbold Memorial Hospital
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Jefferson County Planning, Commission will hold a
workshop on the Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Chapter 2,
on May 14, 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 therof 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 pur-
pose, 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.

4/29/09,c.


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m Wednesday, April 29, 2009






EDUCATION


;*- e :. ACA Fifth Six Weeks Honor Roll


2008-2009 Jefferson County Kids Incorporated students and instructors.

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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Spanish
National Honor Society
(SHH) has joined Kids
Incorporated to help the
community, and expose
children at an early age
to the Spanishlanguage.
April Lee, president
of the Leon SHH, is just
one of the students who
will be speaking on
behalf of the/ Honor
Society.
She will give a break


to the workers at Kids
Incorporated, while
learning to interact with
the younger children,
using her knowledge of
Spanish.
"To me, volunteering
at Kids Incorporated
means giving a hand to
the community/workers.
Also, I have truly enjoyed
reading books to these
young children and-
immediately I fell in love
with them. They were so
easy to interact with, and
as I was reading to them,


they showed interest in
the "new" language right
away.
"It means a lot to me
that these young chil-
dren show potential to
learn this beautiful lan-
guage. It is a language
that is very useful in
today's culture, with'the
soaring Hispanic popula-
tion in the United
States," she says.
SHH students plan to
continue their volunteer-
ing efforts for Kids
Incorporated.


ACA Annual Spring Auction May 2


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff I'riter
The Aucilla"
Christian Academy"'s
Annual Spring Auction
will be hosted 6 p.m.,
Saturday May 2 at the
First United Methodist
Church fellowship hall.
Coordinators would like
to see a turnout much
like that of last year,
which was the best to
date for the school, rais-
ing more than $50,000.
Tickets are $25 each,
available at the school
and must be purchased
prior to the event, to
help plan, accurately for
the meal.
The menu will
include grilled chicken
leg quarter, homemade
garden salad, garlic
mashed potatoes, home-
made bread, assorted
homemade desserts and
beverage.
The silent auction
will*. begin at 6 p.m.
Silent auction items will
be placed on tables
throughout the room for
viewing and bidding.
Dinner-will be served at


6:30 p.m., and the live
auction will begin at 7
p.m.
P Raffle tickets will be
sold for $5 each, now, on
sale at the school, and
also available at the auc-.
tion, for several, differ-
ent themed gift baskets
which resemble the bas-
kets made during the
ACA Fall Festival.
The baskets include
a Vera Bradley basket,
valued at $360; a Taylor
County merchant gift
certificate basket valued
.at $1,857; and a Jefferson
aidd Madison county
merchant gift certificate
basket, valued at $775.
The drawing will be held
later in the evening and
winners need not be
present to win.
Items in the live auc-
tion will include beach,
mountain and
Steinhatchee River vaca-,


tions, agricultural and
nursery items, services.
golfing and airplane out-
ings, hunting and fish-
ing packages and trips
for deert turkey, quail
hunts and several fish-
ing charter expeditions,
sporting goods, general
merchandise such as
tool boxes and furni-
ture, Vera Bradley jew-
elry and handbags, serv-
ices of painting, electri-
cal, trench work, plumb-
ing and the like, home-
made items, and foods.
Approximately 100
items were donated for
the, live auction, and
about the same amount
of items were donated
for the silent auction.
Call ACA at 997-3597
to make reservations or
for further information.
All proceeds will. go
toward capital campus
improvements.


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Aucilla Christian
Academy Principal
Richard Finlayson
announces the Honor
Roll for the fifth sixth-
weeks period. Students
and their grade levels
follow:
K-5 (Clark)
Honor Roll
Xander Ames, Justice
Barrs-Black, Abigail
Bowen, Cole English,
Riley Hamrick, James
Austin Hightower,
Hunter Hughes, Joan
MacNeill, Jackson
Olson, Sarah Plain,
Riley Rowe, MaryRose
Schwier, Maddie Sears,
Tyler Slaughter, Wyatt
Stafford, Travis Wheeler
K-5 (Wheeler)
Honor Roll
Jeb Beshears, Joseph
Davis, Lindsey Davis,
Selina Drawdy, Keira
Evans, Dean Forehand,
Kolton Grambling,
Jared Grant, Cheyenne
Hilbert, Krishan Patel,.
Alissa Roland,- Jarrett
Roland, Will Sullivan,
Jordan Swickley, Olivia
Walton, Ginger
Whiddon
First Grade (Roberts)
All A's:
Jacob Barker, Jamieson
Dalzell, Carson Leigh
Olson, Abby Reams,
Mylie Rogers, Austin
Wheeler, Ben Wurgler
All A's and B's
Kinsey- Clark, Nathan
Green, Lydia Hall, Alex
Haselden, Taylor
Knecht, Gant Lee, Hope
Randle, Frank Roberts
First Grade
(Stephens)
,, A ll.A'.s .,....,
AbbiGayle Cope, Ansley
English, .Carl. Hall,
Bailey McLeod, Pierce
Powers ,
All A's and B's "
Dawson Bishop, Hailey
Clark, Kash Cnnhell,
Joshua Eades, Brandon
Hannon, Austin Hebert,
Anna Key, Julianna
Lindsey, Elizabeth
Cheese
Second Grade (Bass)
All A's
Katherine Whichel
All A's and B's:
Alexis Alexandrou,
Brandon Bates, Grace
Beshears, Marissa
Cooley, Emily Forehand,
Hayley Lewis, Austin
McCord, Ayush Patel,
Gabe Rouse, Megan
Schofill, Dilyn Stowers
Second Grade (Love)
All A's
Levi Stafford
All A's and B's
R. B. Bowen, Andrew
Burrus, Ryan Jackson,
Lynelle Loveless, Chloe
Reams, Nicolas
Swickley, Mackenzie
Wirick.
Third Grade (Aman)
AllA's:
Timothy Finlayson,
Camryn Grant, Joe
Walton, Ria Wheeler
All A's and B's:
Jessica Giddens,
Elizabeth Hightower,
Rylee Hudson, Carly
Joiner, Ryals Lee,
Cannon Randle,
Brandon Slaughter
Third Grade
(Whiddon)
All A's
Mickaela Whiddon
All A's and B's
Lanzy Cribbs, Elliot
Dalzell, T, J. Hightower,
Evan Hocking, Katie
James, Summer
Jenkins, Haley Jones, D.
J. Key Abigail Morgan,
Grace Rouse, Tedo
Wilcox, Daniel Wurgler
Fourth Grade (Brown)
All RA's:
Stephanie English,
Kirsten Reagan, Ramsey
Sullivan


AU A's and B's:
Dena Bishop, Call
Burkett, Rebecca
Carson, Cassie Davis,


Erica Keeler, Donnie
Kinsey, Hannah Lewis,
Cole MacNeill, Gatlin
Nennstiel, Natalie
Sorensen, Jackie Walker
Fourth Grade (Falk)
All A's
Traynor Barker, Jenny
Jackson, Kate Whiddon
All A's and B's
Meagan Beaty, Faith
Demott, Sarah Hall, Joe
Hannon, Brittany
Hughes, Lindsey
Lawson, Summerlyn
Marsh, Hank Wirick
Fifth Grade (Hughey)
All A's:
Taylor Copeland, Abby
Hettinger, Erin Lee,
Tomas Swickley, Sarah
Tharpe, Emma Witmer
All A's and B's:
Meagan Giddens, Sam
Hogg, Savannah
Jenkins, Ally Mall,
Taylor McKnight, T. J.
'Swords, Courtney Watts,
Justin Welch, Gaige
Winchester
Sixth Grade (Burkett)
AllA's:,
Ricky Finlayson
All A's and B's:
Austin Bishop, Morgan
Cline, Maddie Everett,
Doug Gulledge, Sarah
James, Winston Lee,
Carson Nennstiel, Kelsi
Reams, Bryce
Sanderson, Cole Schwab
," Grade
All A's:
Cole Davis, Aimee Love,
Jessica ,Webb, Annie
Yang
All A's and B's:
Hunter Horne, Ashlyn
Mills
8th Grade
*All A's:
Ashli Cline, Jay
Firilayson; Kaley Love,
Audrey Waters, Wendy.


Yang
All A's and B's:
Alexis Burkett, Jared
Jackson, Whitney
McKnight, Hadley
Revell, Ashley Schofill,
Pamela Watt
9th Grade
All A's:
Josh Funderburke,
Tyler Jackson, Shelby
Witmer
All A's and B's:
Vickie Perry, Chelsea
Snodgrass
10.Grade
All As:
Taylor Baez-Pridgeon,
Nikki Hamrick, Kaitlin
Jackson, Sarah
Sorensen, Abigail
Vasquez
All A's and B's:
Chase Bozeman, Clark
Christy, Taryn
Copeland, Tiffany
Funderburke, Jessica
Hagan, Kent Jones, Lisa
Kisamore, Caroline
Mueller, Ceira Roland,
Nathan Williams
11i Grade
All A's:
Kalyn Brown, Sydney
Plummer, Ryan Pricher,
John Stephens, Brooke
Stewart,
All A's and B's:
Tiffany Brasington,
Lane Fraleigh, Tyler
High, Jessica Hunt,
Wilson Lewis, Ashlyn
Morgan, Katlyn Watts
12" Grade
All A's:
Chelsea Dobson, Aaveh
Green, Byron Love,
Mallory Plaines,
Michaela Roccanti,
Savannah Williams
SAll A's and B's:
Stephen Dollar,.Katelyn
Levine, Angela McCune,
Luke Witmer,


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