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NEWS


141st Year No. 23


.Wednesday, June 3, 2009


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Leon

County Man

Seriously

Injured In

Crash
FRAN HUNT
Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
A Tallahassee man
was seriously injured in
an early morning crash
Tuesday. May 26.
FHP reported that at
3:40 a.m.. Tuesday May
26, Marium Deon Bivens,
29. of Tallahassee, was
driving a 1992 Honda
Sedan traveling west-
bound on US-90, and for
unknown reason the ve-
hicle veered to the left,
entered a ditch and the
front of the vehicle col-
lided into a tree. where it
came to rest.
Bivens was seriously
injured and transported
Please See Crash
Page 4A

Apopka

Trio Injured

In Crash
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
An Apopka trio was
injured in a single-vehi-
cle crash, 10:40 a.m.,
Thursday; May 22.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol, Wanda P.
Williams, 51. was driving
a 2000 Chevrolet truck
westbound on 1-10 in the
outside lane, eight miles
south of Monticello. with
Katie R. Miles, 66. and
Dustany J. Johnson, 16.
as passengers.
Williams lost control
of the vehicle, which
traveled across the emer-
gency lane, north shoul-
der and side of 1-10 in a
broadside motion.
The vehicle spun
counterclockwise approx-
imately one half a turn
Please See Apopka
Trio Page 4A

Clearwater

Couple

Injured In
1-10 Crash
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff i writer
A Clearwater couple
was injured in a single-
vehicle crash. on 1-10.3:50
p.m.. Saturday. May 23.
Florida Highway Pa-
trol reported that Karol
Freytag,73.. was driving a
2001 Dodge pickup truck
westbound on 1-10 at the
217 mile marker in the
left lane, and Walter
Freytag, 78, was a passen-
ger in the vehicle.
Karol lost control of
the vehicle and traveled
off the main highway
and onto the grassy me-
dian where the vehicle
overturned twice and
came to rest on its top.
partially in the left lane
and partially in the
Please See Clearwa-
ter Couple Page 4A


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Coo To St R


Commission To Set Rules


Of Decorum For Meetings


Discussion Scheduled For Thursday


LAZARO ALEMAN
l lonticello News
Senior Staff ti'riter
The exhibit of
proper decorum at
County Commission
meetings has become a
goal of county officials.
who want to establish a
set of rules that dictate
what constitutes appro-
priate behavior at sAch
tunctionis.
Largely the brain-
child of Commissioner


Hines Boycl and possibly:
stemming from the con-
duct of certain members
of the public during the
controversial hearing
over the selection of the
library director, the pro-
posed document is essen-
tially a summary and
compilation of existing
law and Robert's Rules of
Order In effect. the pro-
posed rules aim to go\
ern the behavior of
officials and citizens


City Officials Kick 0
LAZARO ALENIAN
Monticello Newss
Senior StaffT itriler
The issue of the reason-
ableness if not the via-
bility of the business
tax formerly called an
occupational license is
one that City Clerk
Emily Anderson throws
out periodically and that
the council kicks down the
road metaphorically speak-
ing. without ever making a deci-
sion one way or the other
Anderson threw the issue out
again at the May 5 City Council meet-
ing and council members kicked it


Morning, June 4
alike at public meetings
so that civility and deco-
rum are maintained.
A work in progress.
as Boyd describes it. the
issue was briefly dis-
cussed at the commis-
sioners' retreat on May
14 and more recently at
the May 21 commission
meeting, where it was
noted that different ver.
sons of the dlocumll nts
Please See Commi-
sion Page 2A


n Business Tax, Again
down the road a ways again, coming to
no conclusion in the end.
Anderson basically wants to
do away with the tax. which
she considers meaningless
and somewhat arbitrary
and punitive. The rate.
for example. Is $500 for
one type of business and
S $5 for another. without
any apparent rhyme or
reason for the disparity. But
her major objection to the
measure is that the city has no
way of monitoring or enforcing com-
pliance, so that businesses that pay the
Please See Business
Tax Page 4IA


JES Scores Highest Of


District Schools On FCAT


RAY CICHON
Monticello N\ews
Managing Editor
DOE released the
FCAT Reading. Math.
and Science where ap-
plicable) scores for Dis-
trict Schools. Thursday,
May 28 and JES scored
highest of District
schools. The test is
scored on levels from 1-5.
with level 3 considered
the "passing" score.


A breakdown of Dis-
trict school scores, num-
ber of pupils tested.
number: and percentage
of those scoring 3 or
higher i passing follows:
At Jefferson Elemen-
tary, Grade 3 Reading
scores indicate that of 9t6
students tested. 52. or 54
percent scored at level 3
or higher
Math scores indicate
that of 96 students tested
in Grade 3, 68, or 71 per-
cent scored at level 3 or
higher:
Grade 4 Reading
scores at JES indicate
that of 66 students tak-
ing the test, 55. or 66 per-
cent, scored at level 3 or
higher:
Math scores in
Grade 4 indicate that of
65 students taking the
test, 36, or 55 percent.
scored at level .3 or
higher:
Grade 5 Reading
scores at JES show that
of 62 students taking the
test. .41, or 66 percent
scored at lIeel .3 or
higher.
Math scores in
Grade 5 show that of the
62 students tested. 241 or
39 percent scored at level
3 or higher.
Science scores at
Grade 5 indicate that of
the 62 students tested. 18.


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2 Sections. 22 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-8A Nat'l Fishing Week 14A
Classifieds, 12A School, 10A-11A
History 9A Sports 10A
Legals 13A Viewpoints 2-3A


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Scattered thunderstorms possible,


or 11 percent scored at
level 3 or higher.
At Care Charter
School of Excellence.
Reading scores indicate
that of 21 students
tested. 6. or 29 percent
scored at level 3 or
higher
Math scores show
that of 21 students
tested. 4. or 19 percent of
students tested scored at
level 3 or higher.


Grade 4 Reading
scores show that of 15
students tested 7. or 47
percent scored at level 3
or higher.
Math scores indicate
that of the 15 students
tested. 5. or 33 percent
scored at level 3 or
higher
Grade 5 Reading
scores show that of 15
students tested. 9. or 60
percent scored at level 3
or higher.
Math scores show
that of 15 students
tested, 5, or 33 percent
scored at level 3 or
higher
Science scores indi-
cate of 15 students
tested. 1, or 7 percent,
scored at level 3 or
higher.
At Jefferson County
Middle High School.
Grade 6 Reading scores
show that of 67 students
tested. 25. or 37 percent
scored at level 3 or
higher.
Math scores indicate
that tof 67 students
tested, 16, or 24 percent
scored at level 3 or
higher.
Grade 7 Reading
scores indicate that of 87
students tested. 38 or 44
percent scored at level 3
Please See FCAT
Page 4A


Fri 82/68

Scattered thunderstorms, Highs in
the low 80s and lows in the upper
60s.


IHalsey Reeives Plaque I


lonticello NeIn s Photo By Laz Alenan, May 21, 21 009
Larry Halsey, right, who retired from the Jefferson County Extension
Office after 33 years of dedicated service, was honored by the County
Commission with a plaque on May 21. Presenting the plaque is Commis-
sion Chairman Eugene Hall.


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'Vednesday, June 3, 2009


IEWPOINTS &


PINIONS


____ __ I By: Debbie Snapp


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


Writer Voices Frustration


Moilicello News
Staff Wrier


With(
Dear Editor:
SOn May 21, I attehd-
ed ithe County
Commission meeting to
voice my concerns
about:. the County,
Coordinator, Fire
Rescue Chief, and of
the antics, which have
arisen as a result of the
actions of these two
men.
SAs I was reading a
written statement, at
the meeting, I was
stopped by County
Attorney Buck Bird,
and advised that if I
had a complaint about a
county employee, I
should present it. in
writing, in order to give
that person a chance to
be present and afford an
opportunity to defend
herself/himself.
The 'only one men-
tioned in my statement
that was not present,
was County Fire Rescue
Chief Jimn Billberry
(You know, our non fire
nor EMT certified Fire
Rescue Chief.) I let Atty
Bird finish, and after
observing a smug smile
from Commissioner
Joyner to Coordinator
Schleicher, I asked if
this was the feeling of
the Board. Chairman
Hall. respectfully and
professionally -replied
that,the Board had to
follow the advice of its.
Counselor.


countyy
I thanked the B
for its time,:and pt
"Don't say I didn't t
warn you." (By .t
meant that I was tr
to bring to light
serious issues thal
happening in the (
ty and I don't know
knows what. I do
know who is, and i
informed.
S For me,
Sunshine is getti'
little cloudy. I
since provided a co
my statement to
Commissioner, an
the News. I inten
send a copy to
Governor's Office,
feel that there are E
very gray areas in
county government
Having said
after I got home, I
thinking about
Meeting, and what
opened and I feel
Bird was out of ord
stopping me. In
Opinion, this .sh
have been done
member of the Boa
Just who is run
the county, anyway
do not recall voting
Atty. Bird, or even
ing his name on a
lot. With all
respect, and to
knowledge, Atty. Bi
not an e
ed/constitutional
cial. (After all,' I
attending a Co


Commission


appeared to be in circu-
lation.
.Interestingly, the
discussion at the
retreat involved
Sheriff David Hobbs,
who'took a little issue
with the 'commission-
.ers' expressed desire
that he maintain order.
at the board's public
meetings.
SHobbs felt com-
pelled to.remind com-
missioners that
although it was his
duty to enforce the
laws and he would cer-
tainly act to stop any-
one who threatened an
official or in any way
threatened violence, it
was not his job to act as
"a bouncer" for the
board. Rather, it was
the chairman's respon-
sibility to keep order at
meetings, Hobbs said,
adding that a citizen
being loud, vocal and
unruly at a public.
meeting didn't neces-
sarily constitute a vio-
lation of the law.
Hobbs told the
board that while he
would consider the
proposal, commission-
ers had to keep in mind
that he himself was a
constitutional officer,
separate and apart
from the board. But
first and foremost, he
said, he wanted to see
the, proposed rules
adopted formally in
written form so that he
could submit the docu-
ment to the appropri-
ate reviews to ensure
that it was legal and
binding.
"I'm going to cover
me," Hobbs said.
The Sheriff's reser-
vations aside, the


impetus for the' rules,
as Boyd voiced at the
May 21 meeting, is the
perception among
commissioners that
although'they operate
by a set of the rules,
these rules have never
been formulated in
writing.
"So that every now
and then, we leave our-
selves open to wild
West shows at our
meetings," Boyd said.
He noted that "a lot
of stuff" existed on the
Internet and elsewhere
relating to the proper
behavior at public
meetings. Ironically, in
his research for .the
best available policies
on the issue, he had
"stumbled" on those of
next-door neighbors
Leon and Wakulla
counties, which, as it
turned out, were
among the best, he
said.
"Leon County did
it first and. Wakulla
adopted it," Boyd said.
"That told me that it
must be working for
them, so I feel comfort-
able picking them up."
Boyd said the heart
of the policy was a sim-
ple outline of Robert
Rules of Order, which
would serve in 98 per-
cent of cases as a
guideline for the
appropriate conduct of
government business
without having to refer
to the actual hand-
book.
"This commission
has had a habit of
being very liberal with
public input,", Boyd
said. "The last thing
that we want to do is to
put in rules that limit


Officials

3oard Commission meeting
-ated: not a-. County
ry to :Commission/Co'unt
lhis I Attorney / C unty
tying Coordinator/Cou'nty
some Fire Rescue meeting.)
t are. Why do we, the'vot-
coul- ers and taxpayers have
who to follow the rules, bui
not county officials seem to
s not be able to say and do as
they please? Just why
the are some backsides
ng a continually being cov
have ered, and those who
py of seem to be trying to do
each right, are tossed under
id to the bus? Someone must
id to have some big plans or
the their agenda.
as I I had to get this off
some my chest. If any read:
Sour ers would like a copy of
t. the statement I was try
that, ing to read, they car
was request it from their
the County Commissioner
hap- It is public record. Or
Atty. they can get a copy
ter in from me by sending a
my request along with a
iould self-addressed stamped
by a envelope, to: Wm. J
ird. Leskanic, 490
dining Whispering Hills Rd
ay? I Monticello, FL, 32344.
g for will be more than glad
Ssee- to respond.
* bal- With the anticipa
due tion of being pub
my 'lished, I thank you iT
ird is advance.
alect-
offi- Wm $. o&Aactk
was 850-342-9911
unty

Cont. From Page 1


public input. But at the
same time,, we want
public order at meet
ings. The rules give the
chairman great leeway
in deciding how, the
rules apply and when
they can be waived
You leed to be respect
ful, watch your time
and be relevant, and
that's what this set of
rules does."
Boyd said the rules
should be adopted and
allowed to work, and ii
they didn't work, they
could always be
amended.
"All I'm .doing is
laying them on the
table to see how they
work "'Boyd said. "If
they don' work, we
modify them to fit our
style better."
Boyd was ready to
discuss, and possibly
adopt the set of rules
at the May 21 meeting,
But based on changes
that County Attorney
Buck Bird proposed
and the fact that more
than one version of the
document existed,
commissioners decid-
ed to table the discus-
sion until the June
18th evening meeting,
so that the public could
participate in the dis-
cussion.
Somewhere along
the line, however, com-
missioners decided to
schedule the discus-
sion for the Thursday
morning meeting
instead, possibly
because they want the
rules in place when the
application for the
Lloyd racetrack comes
up for a rehearing on
June 25.


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Pat and Thomas Gosselin moved to
the area a few months ago, renting until
they find a home of their own, and look
forward to getting involved in the
Jefferson County community.
She is a nurse at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, and he is working :" .. "
towards a Doctorate in Natural Health.
They have three children, a grand-
son, and two cats.
SOver the years, the\ have offered a home to five foreign
exchange students, and have housed some 20, or more,
homeless and less fortunate people.
"God will provide everything you need, not everything
you want." the\ claim. "Life is a do it to yourself projects
and you get the credit or the blame," is their belief.




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TEN YEARS AGO
JUNE 2, 1999
S The county now has its own ver-
sion of a proposed animal-control
ord ina nce. Nearly a year in the mak-
ing and drafted by a committee of
S interested citizens, the 14-page doc-
I ument attempts to walk a fine line
S between those who want pet owners
Sto be held accountable for their ahi-
i mals behavior and those who object.
I to anyform regulation.
S The Department of
Env iron mental Protection is threat-
ening to take action against the
I county if steps aren't taken to cor-
jrect alleged violations at the old
Landfill on Tyson Road.
SBusinessman James Pafford
handed the county a $50,000 check
Son Tuesday, making good on a 1991
Pledge stemming from the water
Iand sewer expansion project to the
S-10 and US Highway 19 interchange.
t i The 49th Annual Watermelon
I Festival gets underway 5:30 p.m.,
i Friday, with the Kickoff Dinner at
SFirst Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.
Si Chaired by Pam Hubert, the dinner
1 will consist of spaghetti, salad,
Spread, beverage and dessert.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
A MAY 31, 1989
A shop was open here and there,
Display windows were changed, but
1 by and large, the city was closed for.
Business .Monday as employees,
Ishop-owners, government workers
Iand the self-employed took the day
f oIff to mark Memorial Day
S Approximately 66 Howard
|Middle School students, along with
parents and faculty members, were
'able to go to Disney World May 19 as
f a reward trip for good behavior and
S (passing grades.
'"THIRTY YEARS AGO
f ,/, ,.y' ,. .MAY 31, 1979
S Thirtytwo seniors will receive
S diplomas at Aucilla Christian
Academy graduation ceremonies
MON


Wednesday.
It will be cheers and tears for 141
seniors .tomorrow night when
*Jefferson County High School holds
its annual graduation exercise in
the school auditorium.
Fire of undetermined origin
gutted the office and extensivelyi
damaged the.pro shop at Jeffersoni
Country Club early Tuesday morn-r
ing.
FORTY YEARS AGO
,,, .. .. MAY'31, 1969'
Miss Katherine Kelly daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kelly, was|,
one of 21 graduates from
Marymount College at Boca Ratoni
May 17, to be named to Phi Theta
Kappa, a national honor society fdr
two-year college students.
Frank Johnson, 'a member of
the .1969 senior class of Jefferson'
County High School, and .the son ofl
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Johnson, Srj,i
of Lloyd has the distinction of being
the first appointee to the Air Force
Academy in Colorado Springs, Cold.I
Max Bilinski, supervisor of the
Future Farmers of America, said
the FFA quarter from JCHS won the
area title in Tallahassee and will'
compete in Daytona on June 11. Their
four young men are Billy Lasseter,;
Ross Harrell, Jerry Boatwright, and
Ricky Chancey
FIFTY YEARS AGO
MAY 31, 1959
Jo Malloy will succeed Emj
Hughes as head majorette of JCHS.
Tommy Drawdy entertained
with a birthday dinner and dance on .
his birthday.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. B.M.
Alagood was destroyed by fire.
Saturday night.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
MAY 31, 1949
Western Auto Associate:Store, I
advertised it's Grand Opening to be_)'
held on June -. J.H. Proctor, former-,
ly of JacksonvUle is the owner .
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RAY CICHON Wednesday at 5 pm. for Fnda)'s
pjper
Managing Editor e 'i iagefi
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Written by a housewife
in New Brunswick, to her
local newspaper.
Are we fighting a war
on terror or aren't we? Was
it or was it not started by
Islamic people who
brought it to our shores on
September 11, 2001 (and
was responsible for the
'July' bombings in
England) and have continu-
ally threatened to do so
since?
Were "people from all
over the world, not brutally
murdered that day, in,
downtown Manhattan,
across the Potomac from
the nation's capitol and in a
field in Pennsylvania?
Did nearly three thou-
sand men, women and chil-
dren die a horrible, burn-
ing or crushing death that


day, or didn't they?
And I'm supposed to
care that a few Taliban
were claiming to be tor-
tured by a justice system of
the nation they come from
and are fighting against in
a brutal insurgency?
r I'll start caring when
Osama bin Laden turns
himself in and repents for
incinerating all those inno-
.cent people on 9/11 and the
July bombings.
I'll care about the
Koran when the fanatics in
the Middle East start car-
ing about the Holy Bible,
the mere belief, of which is
a crime punishable by
beheading in Afghanistan.


Juvenile Arrested For

Disturbance, Petit Theft


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A 12 year-old juvenile
was arrested and charged
for disturbing a school
function and petit theft at
the Opportunity School
on South Water Street, for
an incident which took
place-March 20, 2009.
City Police were dis-
patched to the
Opportunity School at
12:30 p.m. for a fight in
progress. Upon arrival,
Capt. Roger Murphy went
to an open area between
the school buildings and
observed Lt. Mack Norton
confronting an 'adult
male, who 'was obviously
highly agitated, across
the yard. As Murphy
walked across the court-
yard he passed several
students and one, which
he knew, a. 12-year-old
male, began mouthing
derogatory remarks to
Murphy
Murphy questioned
the youth about his atti-
tude and he allegedly stat-
ed, "I don't like the
police." Murphy, contin-
ued to help ~lorton and
they managed to calm the
adult students, who had
been a victim of another
student.
Murphy decided to
pull his cruiser around
the back and remove the
adult student from the
area for questioning to
keep peace at the school.
As Murphy walked back
across the courtyard, the
juvenile began with the
derogatory comments
toward Murphy, apparent-
ly intentionally trying to
antagonize Murphy, and
rile up the students
around him.
Murphy warned the
juvenile that he Was bor-
dering arrest when the
youth reportedly lunged
toward Murphy and
shouted, "I'll kill you and
your whole family" The
other students grabbed
the juvenile and held him
from Murphy and one
covered his mouth and
stated that the hand
would not be removed
until he shut up.
Murphy continued to
the station and upon
questioning the adult stu-
dent, he advised Murphy
that during his assault
his watch came off and
the same juvenile which
had been making the
Derogatory statements
and threatened Murphy,
picked up the watch and
ran off with it.
Back at the school,
Norton remained at the
scene and the juvenile
began saying disrespect-
ful and antagonizing
things to Norton. Rev.
Artis Johnson then asked
Norton to remove the stu-


dent from the school
property due to his dis-
ruptive behavior, and as
Norton escorted the juve-
nile off campus, the juve-
nile" continued cursing
and. his disorderly behav-
ior.
The young student
was expelled for the
remainder of the school
year at the next School
Board meeting. "He can
come back .to school in
the fall, but he had better
be oni his best behavior,"
said. School Superintent
:Bill Brumfield. ~ r
The juvenile 'was
arrested May 22' and
charged with disturbing a
school function and petit
theft. He was turned over
to family members the
same day.


I'll care when these
thugs tell the world they
are sorry for hacking off
Nick Berg's head while
Berg screamed through his
gurgling slashed throat.
I'll care when the cow-
ardly so-called 'insurgents'
in Afghanistan come out
and fight like men instead
of disrespecting their own
religion by hiding in
mosques.
I'll care when the
mindless zealots who blow
themselves up in search of
nirvana care about the
innocent children within
range of their suicide
bombs.
I'll care when the,
Canadian media stops pre-
tending that their freedom


of speech on stories is
more important than the
lives of the soldiers on the
ground or their families
waiting at home to ,hear
about them when some-
thing happens.
In the meantime, when
I hear a story about a
CANADIAN soldier rough-
ing up an Insurgent terror-
ist to obtain information,
know this: I don't care.
When I see a wounded
terrorist get shot in the
head when he is told not to
move because he might be
booby-trapped, you can
take it to the bank: I don't
care.
When I hear that .a
prisoner, who was issued a
Koran and a prayer mat,


and 'fed special' food that is
paid for by my tax dollars,
is complaining that his
holy book is being
'mishandled,' you can
absolutely believe in your
heart of hearts: I don't
care.
And oh, by the way,
I've noticed that sometimes
it's spelled 'Koran' and
other times 'Quran.' Well,
Jimmy Crack Corn you
guessed it, I don't care!!
If you agree with this
viewpoint, pass this on to
all your friends. Sooner or
later, it'll get to the people,
responsible for this ridicu-
lous behaviour!
If you don't agree,
then by all means don't
pass it on. Should you


choose the latter, then
please don't complain
when more atrocities com-
mitted by radical Muslims
happen here in our great
Country!
And may I add:
'Some people spend an
entire lifetime wondering
if they made a difference in
the world. But, the Soldiers
don't have that problem.'
I have another quote
that I would like to add,
AND.......I hope you share
all of this:
Only five defining
forces have ever offered to
die for you:
1. Jesus Christ
2. The US Soldier
3. The British Soldier.
4. The Canadian, and
5. The Australian Soldier
One died for your soul,
the other four for your free-
dom.


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of the district's academic
and financial state.
The three officials start-
ed by giving a synopsis-of the
school district's dire finan-
cial state and how the situa-
tion had gotten to a point
where it required the over-
sight of the Department of
Education (DOE).
Brumfield related how
at his first statewide meeting
of school superintendents in
Orlando soon after his elec-
tion in November 2008, he
was approached by William
J. "Bill" Montford, chief
executive officer of the
Florida Association of
District School.
Superintendents, and
Informed that the Jefferson
County School District was
essentially "broke".
"It was the first time in
my life that I didn't know
what to say" Brumfield said.
"Montford said, 'You've got
$24,000 in reserve. You're in
trouble'."
Brumfield said he was
given three options to deal
with the situation: close
down the schools; turn them
into charter schools; or
declare a financial emer-
gency and seek help.
He had chosen the third
option-and he didn't apolo-
gize for, or'regret, his choice,
Brumfield said. It was his
determination to restore the.
School district both financial-
ly and academically he said.
Willis told how the
school district' had gotten
"into its present financial situ-
'ation, a question that she
said she'was asked frequent-
ly A great many factors con-'
tributed to the present crisis,
she said. But at the core were
three major reasons, she
said.
The.first was the general
economy which Was beyond
the school district's control,
she said. Nonetheless, the
general economy was having'
Sa definite impact on the dis-
. trict in terms of reduced
state and federal funding, she
said.
"State funding has fallen
way off," Willis said. "We
have no control over this."
But the other two fac-
tors, the -schoof district did
have control over, she said.,
The first related to the num-
ber of students in the district
and the state funding that
went with each student, she
said. The second involved the
district's use of nonrecur-
ring or one-time funding to
pay recurring expenses, she
said.
S Willis explained that the
number of students mat-
tered because the state paid
so much per student or.FTE
(Full-Time Equivalent). She
then noted that student
enrollment in the district
had dropped from about 2,700
students a few'years ago to
about 1,000 today
The solution to the prob-
lem of. decreasing enroll-
mentwas to raise the quality
of the education being
offered so that students
would be drawn back to the
schools something that
was already taking place, she
said.
The third major. factor,
she said, had to do with mak-
ing sure that recurring
monies those monies that,
came in regularly and copsis-
tently were used for recur-
ring expenses, such a
salaries; and that nonrecur-
'ring or .one-time influxes of
money went for one-time
expenditures. One reason
that the district had gotten
into trouble, Willis said, was
that. nonrecurring revenues
were used to pay recurring
expenditures, a practice that
had ceased under her watch
as the district's chief finan-
cial officer.
The end result of the
three factors, Willis said, was
that a reserve fund balance
that had been more than $1
million a few years back had
dwindled to the point where
the district was now looking
at a $700,000-plus deficit.
What's more, state officials
were already warning that
more school funding cuts
were coming neyt year, she
said.


"That's how we got in
this shape," Willis said.
"What we have to do now is
we have to get the fund bal-
ance out of the red and then


get it up to two percent and
then five percent and above
(the DOE considers five per-
cent a healthy indicator) so
that we don't have to go
through this pain again."
In the interim, however,
it would require cutting
'services, programs and per-
sonnel and implementing
across-the-board pay cuts to
get the district back to a
healthy tate, she said.
If Willis painted a grim
picture of the district's
financial woes' and What it
would take to bring the sys-
tem back to financial health,
she tried also to see the silver
lining.
"The DOE has given us
two years to balance the
budget," Willis said. "So
there are going to be tough
times ahead. But it's a good
exercise. We're learning as
we go along so that we can do
things differently next time.
Once we dig ourselves out of
this hole, we will do things
differently so we don't get in
this situation again. It's
going to be tough, but we're
going to get there."
Norton was more hard-
nosed and blunt in his
assessment. He said that
local school officials, in con-
junction with the DOE over-
sight committee, were
reevaluating all aspects of
the district's operations,
from the administrative to
the instructional to the
maintenance and cilstodial
levels. He promised' that
change was coming, that the
children's education would
be of utmost importance in
determining the outcome,
and that those who couldn't
or wouldn't change would be
gone.
.He offered that the
majority of the district's
finances 85 percent.of the
budget, he said was tied to
.personnel.,
"We are doifg what we
can to make the situation as
painless as possible," Norton
said. "But we are taking a
hard look at all costs, from
the district office-to the cus-
todial level."
Across-the-board cuts
were coming, he said.
Programs that existed today
might not exist next year, or
at least would not exist in the
same way:he said, Teachers
who didn't perform to stan-
dards would be terminated,
no matter how long they had
been with the school system,
he said. Other teachers
might have to go back to
school and get recertified in
qther areas of expertise, as.
the needs dictated, he said.
The decisions would all be
data-driven and based on
performance, he said.
"It's our goal to raise the
level of education and if. it
takes this kind of action,
that's what we have to do,"
Norton said. "We want the
Jefferson County School
District to be at the top
again. Peolile, who. are not.
here to do the best for the stu-
dents, we want them out...
We will do whatever we
need to do to turn the district
into a. lean, mean organiza-
tion that gets the job done so
that the kids get the best edu-
cation possible."
The questions from the
audience were many varied
and on target for the most
part. They touched on
numerous issues, including
the why of the charter school
and its impact on the dis-
trict's finances; how school
officials proposed to recruit
and retain qualified teachers
and how it would decide
which teachers were per-
forming to standards; how
the district proposed to
increase student enrollment;
and how binding on the
school district would be the
recommendations of the
DOE oversight committee.
The three officials
answered the questions
forthrightly and to the best
of their abilities, reiterating
many of their earlier points.
But the bottom line was that
hard choices lay ahead and
that the administration was
ready and willing to do what-
ever it took to redress the sit-
uation.
Some highlights of the


responses:
The selection and
retention of teachers would
be based on the delivery of


quality education, as deter-
mined by the data mean-.
ing the students' scores and
performances on the stan-
dardized tests. Teachers who
didn't perform to expecta-'
tion would be removed.
"The data drives the
decision-making," Norton
said' more than once. "If
teachers aren't performing,
they need to be removed.
They can put on a dog-and-
pony show for visiting
administrators, but if only
three kids pass in their class-
es; there is a problem... We
need to understand that just
because we have a warm
body in a spot doesn't mean
that a quality education is
being delivered. Teachers
will be held accountable,
regardless of the number of
years on the job. It's not just
the teachers in the reading
and math classes either; all
teachers will be held
accountable."
Brumfield added that
teachers who weren't per-
forming to standard, as indi-.
cated by the FCAT test scores
just coming out, would be
notified of the fact this year.
."So they will: know
where they' stand and they
willbe let go after one year,"
he said.
School personnel will
be expected to project a posi-
tive image of the educational
system here.
"We need to be more
positive in our PR," Norton
said. "We need for our staff
to sell the school system. We
are going to change the atti-
tude, and if the attitude does-
n't change, we change the,
person."
S The administration
will abide by the recommen-
dations of the DOE oversight
committee that is helping
evaluate the entire school
system. '
"Yes, the DOE has a big
say in what we do,"
Brumfield said. "I willfollow
what the committee tells us
to do."
The administration is
aware that the district his-
torically has served as a
training ground for teachers
who go on to other districts
-once they have gained expe-
:rience. That issue will be
addressed- by way of the
employment contract,
Norton said. '
The district will be
receiving about $650,000 in-
federal stimulus money,
which will somewhat help
the financial situation,
Willis said. But she empha-
sized that everyone had to
keep in mind that the federal
funding was a one-time fix. If
the money were to be used to
pay recurring expenses, it
would put the district deeper
into financial trouble, she
said.
All programs at the
elementary middle and high
school levels are under,
review and could possibly be
changed or eliminated.
"We are looking at all
programs elementary,
middle and high school -
music, art and. vocational,"
Norton said. "We are looking
at the number of students
enrolled, in each program
and the type of student that
each is turning out. We've
got to look at what program
are the most beneficial to the
students and make our deci-
sion based on what's good for
the kids."
Across-the-board pay
cuts are in the work for next
year, including the salaries
of administrators and possi-
bly even of School Board
members.
The DOE oversight
committee and the district
will have the joint evaluation
and, accompanying
Financial Recovery Plan
completed and to the DOE by
mid July and the district will
begin renewing teacher con-
tracts and doing whatever
needs doing soon after that.
The school district is
actively recruiting qualified
'Leon County teachers who
lost their job as a conse-
quence of the recent rash of
cuts there to replace local
teachers who don't perform
to standard.
"Yes, we're looking at


teachers in Leon County in
the hope of getting the best
qualified teachers," Norton
said.


fee essentially do so on a
voluntary basis.
"A lot of people don't
do it," Anderson said. "If
they choose not to partici-
pate in the system, we
can't enforce it."
Moreover, the admin-
istration of the ordinance
takes up city staff time
and materials, with the
result that the,money col-
lected from the tax barely
pays for the cost of the
operation.
"It's a wash,"
Anderson said.
Not to mention that
although not a license per
se, unscrupulous individ-
uals often point to the fact
of paying the fee as proof
of validation to convince
unsuspecting consumers
-that the former are bona-
fide contractors of prod-
ucts or services approved
by the city, according to
Anderson.
"One of my concerns
is that it implies that
they've met certain quali-
fications to be a contrac-
tor, but it's just a business


tax," Andersons said.
"The city has no way to
police the process. The
city can't shut someone
down because they
haven't paid the business
tax. It's confusing to the
public. The business tax
is just a hit on the busi-
nesses. It's not like we get
a big revenues out of it
either. You do all this
paperwork and it's $5. It's
a lot of paperwork for a $2
or $5 check. I see no point
to it. A lot of smaller
cities are doing away with
it."
She said the tax at
best brought in about
$6,000 annually and took
up about 100 hours of
staff to administer.
The discussion some-.
how wandered into code
enforcement, with Mayor
Tom Vgelgesang's
observing that the city
one day might very well
have a code enforcement
officer. Possibly, the ordi-
nance could be rewritten
to make it more enforce-
able, so that 'a code


FCAT


or higher.
Math scores show that
of 87 students tested, 31, or
36 percent.scored at level 3
or higher.
Grade 8 Reading scores
indicate that of 64 students
tested, 14, or 22 percent
scored at.level 3bor above.
Math scores indicate
that of 64 students. tested,
24, or 38 percent scored at


level 3, or higher.
Grade 9 Reading
scores show that of 57 stu-
dents tested, 14, or 25 per-
cent scored at level 3 or
higher.
Math scores show that
of 57 students tested, 20, or
.35 percent scored at level 3
or higher.
Grade 10 Reading
scores indicate that of 62
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Crash


enforcement officer could
verify such things as
whether a business* was
zoned correctly and was
doing what it said it was
doing, Vogelgesang said.
"But is the license tax
ordinance the way to go?"
Vogelgesang seem to sec-
ond-guess himself.
He noted that the fees.
indeed appeared to be
arbitrary and somewhat
extremely low in some
cases, yet they couldn't be
increased more than 10
percent annually
"There is no apparent
justification for the fees
the way that the ordi-
nance is now written,"
Vogelgesang said. "The
fees need to be more
meaningful but not outra-
geous, so that they at least
pay for the process."
The discussion mean-
dered a little further and
then essentially petered
out, with the vague prom-
ise that the issue would be
revisited when the city
got a code enforcement
officer next year.


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students tested, 5, or 8 per-
cent scored at level three or
higher.
Math scores show that
of 60 students tested, 21, or
35 percent scored at level 3
or above.
Grade 11 Science
scores indicate 'that of 39
students tested, 2, or 5 per-
cent scored at level 3 or
above.


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to TaUahassee Memorial Jefferson County Fire mg a seatbelt. The vehicle
Hospital -for treatment. Rescue and EMS. sustained $4,500 damage.
Assisting FHP on the FHP reported that the Charges in the case
scene were Jefferson crash was alcohol-related are pending further inves-
County Sheriff's Deputies, and Bivens was not wear- tigation.


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and struck a tree with injuries. The crash was Rescue/EMS.
'the rear end of the vehi- not deemed alcohol- Trooper Bill Grubbs
cle where it came to a. related, iand all three reported that it was
rest facing southeast on were wearing seatbelts. raining when the crash
the north side of the FHP was assisted at occurred and no cita-
Interstate. the scene by deputies tion was issued due to
The trio was trans- from the Jefferson no witnesses to the
ported to Tallahassee. County Sheriff's Office crash.
Memorial Hospital for and personnel from The vehicle sus:
treatment of minor Jefferson County Fire trained $8,000 damage.

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grassy median facing belt and suffered serious Tallahassee Memorial
north. injuries. Walter Freytag Hospital for treatment.
FHP did not deem was wearing as seatbelt Charges are pending in
the crash to be alcohol- and received 'minor the case.
related. Karol Freytag injuries. Both were The vehicle sus-
was not wearing a seat- transported to gained $8,000 in damage.



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JUNE 4
You may qualify for
assistance from Capital
Area Community Action
Agency Call Pat Hall or
Melissa Watson at 997-8231
for additional information.
They can tell you what serv-
ices are currently being pro-
vided. CACAA will be work-
ing 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the
first Thursday at Union Hill
AME Church.
JUNE 4
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at the
Christ Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129 or 997-1955.
JUNE 5
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 Staffieri at 997-
6807 for more details.
JUNE 5
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting.
Contact President James
Muchovej at 980-6509 for
club information.
JUNE 6
Hiram Masonic Lodge
is holding a yaid sale 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturday at 235
Olive Street in Monticello.
Furnishing, tools, yard
maintenance, and house-
hold items, clothes, toys,
and so much more. Sales


will benefit Lodge #5.
JUNE 6 AND 13
Jefferson SHARE regis-
tration 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday at Central Baptist
Church in Aucilla, on
Tindell Road, and 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.
JUNE 6 AND 20
Girl Scouting is fun,
and builds girls of courage,
confidence, and character,
who make the world a better
place. Join with other girl's
ages 8 to 12, Junior Troop
150, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the
first and third Saturday of
each month at the
Greenville United
Methodist Church to learn
more about Girl Scouts. For
more information contact'
co-leaders Janice and Sean
Carson at 948-6901 or con-
tact the Girl Scout Council
of the Florida Panhandle,
Inc. at 386-2131.
JUNE 6 27
Jefferson Arts, Inc vill
host an exhibit featuring
new works by this area's.
premier artists. An opening
reception will be held 2 to 4
p.m. Saturday, June 6 with
light refreshments served.
Come and meet the artists
,and enjoy viewing works of
art from all mediums. As
part of the Monticello
Watermelon Festival, light
refreshments will also be


served Saturday June 20 in.
the Gallery The exhibit will
run through June 27. The
Gallery is located at 575
West Washington Street in


Monticello and is always
free to the public and open
on Wednesdays and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., or by appointment.


PAT NEWELL


Pat Newell, age 62, of
Live Oak, FL passed
away Tuesday, May 26,
2009 in Shands at U.E in
Gainesville, FL.
The native and life
long resident of Live
Oak, FL was a registered
nurse. Pat will always
be remembered for the
way she loved taking
care and spoiling her
grandchildren. She was
a member of the Rocky
Sink Baptist Church.
Survivors *include
one son, Charlie Newell,
Live Oak, FL; one daugh-
ter, Christie Newell, Live
Oak; FL; two brothers,-
James M. Brown, Jr.,
Gainesville, FL; Jerry
Brown, Live' Oak, FL;
one sister, Betty Jean
Young, Live Oak, FL;


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three grandchildren,
Chris Hall, Hunter
Quick, Abbie Newell.
Visitation was held,
Saturday, May 30 5 to 7
pm at Harris Funeral
Home.
Funeral services
were held, 3:00 pm,
Sunday, May 31, 2009 in
the Rocky Sink Baptist
Church with Rev. Ed
Tharpe officiating.
Interment followed in
the church cemetery.
Please sign the
guestbook at
www.harrisfuneralhome
inc.net.
Harris Funeral
Home & Cremations,
Inc., 932 N. Ohio Ave.,
Live Oak, 386-364-51.15
was in charge of all
arrangements.


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Lula Parrish, center, observed her 81' birthday Tuesday, June 2. with family and
friends. She was born in 1928, and has lived in Monticello all her life. In 2006, Parrish
Lane, the street on which she lives, was named after her. She raised 10 children, and has 9
many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.



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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff. Writer
Are you a first time
Capital Area
Community Action
Agency (CACAA) appli-
cant? Are you over the
age of 60? Are you dis-
abled? Are you a resi-
dent of Jefferson
County? Do you have a
child or children under
the age of five? Do you
receive Social Security
or SSI? Do you have a
chronic or life threaten-
ing condition?
If you answered yes
to just one of these ques-
tions, you may qualify
for assistance. Call Pat


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THE FAMILIES OF
EXPRESS THEIR DEEPES
THANKS FOR ALL THE AC
TO THEM DURING THEIR
PAINFUL LOSS.
THANK YOU TO THOSE
TO VISIT HIM DURING HI
EARTH.
YOU WILL ALL BE
PRAYERS AND WE ASK T
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Hall or Melissa Watson
at the local CACAA at
997-8231 for, additional-
information. They can
tell you what services
are currently being pro-
vided.
CACAA .will be
working in your commu-
nity 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. once
a month beginning in
June, on the first
Thursday at Union Hill
AME Church; at the
Lamont Post Office on
the second Thursday; at
the First Baptist Church
of Lloyd on the third
Thursday; and at the
Casa Bianca Youth Club
on the fourth Thursday.
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erization and installa- in action," he says.
tion program coordina- "Helping residents to
tor, has been actively reduce their monthly
working in the area pro- utility bills is our
viding "stimulus money intent."


Jefferson Arts, Inc. is a non-
profit group with a goal of
promoting art and art edu-
cation in the Monticello
area of North Florida and


Laura was born in
Hosford, Florida on July
26, 1943. She is survived
by her loving husband,
Basil Perkins, a current
resident of Lloyd, FL and
their .two children
Michael Perkins of Lloyd,
Florida along with his
wife Rose Marie and
Debbie Mitchem of
Panama City, FL. Laura
was blessed with four
grandchildren: Amanda
Perkins of Lloyd, Kayla
Mitchem of Tallahassee,
FL, Mike and Ashley
Perkins both of Lloyd.
Laura was the "expert"
on how to properly spoil
her only great grand-
daughter-Kylie Perkins of
Lloyd. Laura is also sur-
vived by her four siblings,
Margie Robinson of West
Memphis, Arkansas, D. L.
Kyle of Bristol, FL,
Truman Kyle of Wausau,
FL and Lila Howell of
Pa nama CityFL.
Laura retired from
the State of Florida,
Division of Driver's
License after thirty years
of loyal service. Laura
made time for herself to
enjoy her "habit" of play-
ing "bingo". Her motto
would be "no rain, sleet,
snow, or hail will keep me
away from the bingo
hail"! As a wife, mother,
grandmother, and sister,
her free spirit will contin-
ue to move through our
lives until the day that the
rest of the family will join
her at our final home
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2009 at 10:00 am at
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ACA Principal Speaker At Kiwanis Club


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Richard Finlayson
was guest speaker at the
May 20 meeting of the
Monticello Kiwaiis.
As the principal of
Aucilla Christian
Academy, he spoke to
the group about the suc-
cess of recent classes,
with test scores placing


the students in the 80th
percentile.over the last
two years.
T w o
of the
recent
gradu-
a'ting
class of
seniors has
received merit-based
college assistance, he


Jefferson Journal Pnolo By Debbie Snapp, Feb. 23, 2009.
Beulah Brinson welcomes historian and author
bavid Avant III, to speak at the Jefferson County
Historical Association membership meeting.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Historical Association,
headquartered at the
Wirick-Simmons House
on North Jefferson
Street in Monticello, has
completed work on its
inside heating and air
conditioning, and con-
tinues to work on the
upkeep: of the 1831
Greek Revival Wirick-
Simmons House.
In February, a mem-
bership meeting was
held in the Gerry Hall at
Christ Episcopal
Church, to increase
membership, funding,
and interest in the
organization.
Guest speaker for
this first 2009 meeting
was historian and
author David Avant III.
He spoke about the prac-
tice of dueling during
the -North Florida
Territorial days, and
discussed the early 1800s
government, .and ten-
sions between the North


and South, rich and
poor, politics of the "Big
Wig" Republicans and
Democrats, and men of


said.
Commenting on the
oncoming Capital
Campaign, Finlayson.
explained that the goal
of the campaign is to
raise two million dollars
for facility enhance-
ments, improvements,
and to build the endow-
ment fund to one million
dollars.
Kiwanians meet at


honor during this time
of turmoil.
Dueling was the way
of "settling a score" in
those days, and Avant
spoke about 10 of the
more famous duels of
that era; though some of
the feuds carried on
through the 1920s. He
brought an 1839 Yager
rifle, which was the
more popular choice of
weapons used for duel-
ing.
He. also spoke about
the out-of-state family
members who traveled
down to settle in "fron-
tier" Florida; mention-
ing the Indian raids in
and around 1836.
After the program,
hors d'oeuvres, wine,
and soft drinks were
served as attendees vis-
ited and, reminisced
about the older family
names and. homes in
Jeffeyson.County.
For more informa-
tion about this meeting,
membership. or about
the Historical
Association, call 997-
2465.


Jefferson Journal Photo By Debbie Snapp, Feb. 23, 2009.
Attending the membership meeting of the
Jefferson County Historical Association is Phil
Calandra, left, visiting with guest speaker David
Avant III, noted historian and author.


noon Wednesdays at the
Jefferson Country Club.
For more information
contact President
Katrina Walton at 997-
5516.


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Aucilla Christian'
Academy Principal
Richard Finlayson, a
recent guest speaker at
the Kiwanis
Meeting.


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



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

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

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

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


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

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

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires .(not accepted at the Recycle Center)

Batteries

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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

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

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

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

The City of MontiCello Offers Curbside pick-up for city res-
idents for recyclable items on each Wednesday Morning.
For further information on other items for disposal in the
City, please call Steve Wingate at 342-0154.

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Post 251 Annual Awar


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Officers and mem-
bers of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 251
and Ladies Auxiliary
hosted the annual
awards banquet recently
to honor winners of the
VFW Patriot Pen and
Voice of Democracy con-
tests, as well as EMS
Officer of the Year, Law
Enforcement Officer of
the Year, Teacher of the
Year, and Post
Outstanding Member' of
the Year.
In keeping with the
organization's motto,
"We honor the dead by
serving the living", this
was the. occasion for
local citizens to be hon-
ored and rewarded for
their dedicated efforts
and endeavor in the com-
munity.
Middle and high
school students were rec-
ognized and rewarded
for their participation in
the essay program, spon-
sored by the Veterans of
Foreign Wars of the
United States.
The program was
opened by Past Post
Commander John


and related that as
youngsters he always
liked to visit with her
family in the summer,
here in Monticello.'
He concluded with
thanks to Post 251 for the
invitation to speak and
that he felt very honored
and welcomed to be
among such warm peo-
ple.
Bill Kirsop,
Hamilton's campaign
chairman, addressed the
group, beginning with
the story of his previous
visit to a 251 awards ban-
quet and how impressed
he is with the works of
fhe Post and Ladies,
because he is involved
with a unit much, much
larger, which is not as
dedicated as the local
group.
Awards were pre-
sented, beginning .with
the Voice of Democracy:
audio essay contest first
place Winner Phillip
Dean. He. was asked to
stand while his inspir-
ing message was played.
The .topic was, "Why
America's Veterans
Should Be Honored,"
and his main focus was
how he has always felt
strongly and proud of


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First place local and second place district winner
of the Voice of Democracy audio essay contest
Phillip Dean was asked to stand as his essay was


played for th9 audience.

Nelson, Sr., followed by a
presentation by the
Jefferson County Middle
High School JROTC,
under the direction of
Sgt. Major Dwight Mack
and escorted by
Adjutant Sam'Madison,.
Sr. Invocation and bless-
ing of the food was given
by Chaplain Frazier,
ending the opening cere-
mony.
After dinner of
baked chicken, tossed
green salad, green
beans, yellow rice with
gravy, rolls, assorted
desserts and iced tea,
dignitaries and guests
were recognized and
Superintendent Bill
Brumfield and Sheriff
David Hobbs were
acknowledged.
Keynote speaker
John T. Hamilton, candi-
'date for National Junior
Vice Commander-in-
Chief from the
Department of Florida,
was introduced, and
explained why he was
vying for the position.
He told of traveling
through the Southern
Conference states, and
that all was going well,
but he still had to travel
and visit each state at
least once more, before
the November's election.
His travels consisted of
13 round-trip airfares,
some 26 nights in hotel
rooms, and additional
hospitality
He acknowledged
his surprise and joy at
seeing a cousin he had
not seen in along time,


our service men/women
at a very early age.
He tdld of personal
activities he performed
in his Boy Scouting days,
and he emphasized that
the fact the scouting and
the military are. very'
similar, as both train one
to become disciplined
and responsible. Dean
concluded that veterans
deserve to be honored
for all they have 'done,
and he applauded the
men and women 'serving
today.
He was. presented a
certificate of apprecia-
tion, and a $100 stipend.'
He also won second
place at the district level,
and is a senior and
preparing for college.
Second place winner
Claudia Gail Richburg
was unable to attend the
ceremony because of a
previous engagement.
She was recognized and
will receive a certificate
of participation and $75.
The Voice of Democracy
audio essay contest is 'for
students in grades 9-12
and new topics are given
each year.
Patriot's Pen written
essay contest for stu-
dents grades 6-8, consist-
ed of the 'topic,
"Veterans Benefit
Today's Youth By..."
Winners were first place
local, and second place
district, Dean B. Tennile,
who received a certifi-
cate and $100; second
place winner Kassandra
Simpkins, who received
a certificate and $75;


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ds Banquet
third place winner Jacob
Dean, who received a
certificate and $50; and
fourth place winner,
Julia L. Richburg, who
received a certificate
and $25..
Public Service
plaques were awarded to
Officer of the Year,
EMT /Fire fighter
Captain Ron Motter;
Law Enforcement
Victim/Witness
Advocate Dianne Clark;
Teacher of the Year Indy
Mack, and Post
Outstanding Member
Essie Marie Gallon.
President Mary Madison
made the presentation,
and commented that
Gallon had worked faith-
fully, selling .tickets,
serving at functions, and
in any other way she
could help
Post Commander
Byron Barnhart pro-
ceeded to tell about the
longevity and present
.service given by. the
Community .Service
Award' recipient Mrs.
Archie Mae Seabrooks.
"She has been an active,
community service
worker for many years,"
stated Barnhart. "And
she's still working."
Barnhart then.spoke
about the Commander's
Award, which he presi-
dent to Auxiliary
President Mary
Madison, and remarked:
"This award is usually
given to a comrade, but
because of the dedicated
support you have given
to me and the Post, I'm
honored to present it to
you."
Madison remarked
that it was her pleasure
work with him as com-
mander, "Because that is
our role as Auxiliary, but
most of all, it is the serv-
ice to the living, that
honors those veterans
who have served .us,
which makes the work
even more rewarding."
S Past Commander.
Ned Hill briefly con-
veyed thanks to all who
had supported the Post
during his tenure.
Nelson gave final,
remarks of the dispari-
ties he constantly
observed among our
local *veterans and it
prompted him to spear-
head the operation of a
local VFW Post to help
relieve the hardship of
veterans with little or no
benefits'or assistance,
and most of all, to bring
awareness to the com-
munity of the needs of
veterans especially
those who fought on for-
eign soils.
.He commented
briefly on his venture of
becoming state surgeon
and his visions for the
future if elected.
Barnhart expressed
his thanks to all for brav-
ing the bad weather to
attend and for making
the banquet a success.
He then called the chap-
lain to come forward for
the closing prayer and
the banquet was
adjourned.


F


At Left, Kiwanis Jerald lkner, Farmers & Merchants
Bank, introduced guest speaker, Steve Kincaid,
Compass Bank to the Wednesday, May 27 meeting of the
Monticello Kiwanis.


Local Realtor Attends National


Industry Conference In D.C.


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Local realtor SW
Ellis owner/broker of
Blue Bird Homes &
Lands, Inc;. immediate
past chair of the Florida
Real Estate Commission;
and active member of
the Tallahassee Board of
Realtors recently
returned from
Washington D.C., where
she attended the
National Realtor
Midyear Conference,
held May 11-16.,
At the conference,
Ellis met with
Congressman Allen
Boyd and listened to
Senators Mel Martinez
and Bill Nelson, both of
whom discussed the
state of the economy.
The real estate sum-
mit was the first that the
National. Association of
Realtors (NAR) has held
in midyear. Ellis said
the event brought
together real-estate pro-
fessionals from.the resi-
dential and commercial
sectors, as..well as opin-
ion leaders, economists,
academicians, members
of the media and current
and past government
officials. She said the
purpose of the confer-
ence was to have the
named individuals
engage with realtors in a
comprehensive and
meaningful dialogue on
ways to revive, revital-
ize, and renew real


estate markets across
the country
Keynote speakers at
the conference included
former US
Representative Harold
Ford, Jr. (D-TENN);
political commentator
Patrick Buchanan; for-
mer U. S. Secretary of
Labor Robert Reich; U.S.
Secretary .of Housing
and Urban Development
Shaun Donovan; former
Federal, Reserve Board
Chairman Allen
SGreenspan; and Federal
Deposit Insurance
Corp o r a t i o n
Chairwoman Sheila
Bair.
Newsweek
Contributing Editor
Jane Bryant Quinn mod-
erated the panel discus-
sion, which consisted of
more than 15 panel mem-
bers in various areas of
expertise. And CNBC
Analyst Ron Insana
moderated an early
morning discussion that
consisted of more than
14 panelist, including
CNN' Anchor Gerri
Willis.
"We took five major
points to Capital Hill to
our Congressman and
Senators," Ellis said.
"The five points are:
Move the housing mar-


ket forward and safe-
guard our communities;
preserve mortgage inter-
est deduction; stabilize
and provide liquidity to
commercial real estate
markets; promote energy
efficiency in homes and
buildings; and provide
healthcare coverage for
the self-employed and
small businesses.
The NAR is stressing
that the $8000 for first
timer homebuyers will
not revive the economy
"This time span and
amount of money
should be expanded,
along with extending the
money. to all buyers,"
Ellis said. "We feel that if
we can reach a larger
amount of buyers, we
can move the economy
forward. It makes sense
for laypeople to contact
their political leaders
and ask them to step up
to the plate and help
bring back our economy
If there is any person
who would like to know
how he or she can afford
,to purchase a home in
today's market please
call me and I will direct
you."
Ellis can be reached
at (850) 997-1360 or
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KIWNIS LEHRRN SOME BRHNKIG liPS
DEBBIE SNAPP..
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Guest speaker at the
May 27 meeting of the
-Monticello Kiwanis was
Steve Kincaid, of .
Compass Bank. He spoke
to the membership about
the bond market and the
inverse relationship
between yields and
prices, as well as his per-
spectives on the current
and future economic con-
ditions.
The Kiwanis meet at
noon on Wednesdays at
the Jefferson Country
Club on .the .Boston
Highway. For more.infor-
mation contact President
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ALFA HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
World War II affected
Jefferson County just as
much as the rest of the
country Two weeks after
the attack on Pearl
Harbor, the .county was
sympathizing with the
local Mays family for the
loss of their grandson,
Colin P Kelly Jr., who
perished heroically in an
air-sea battle.
Jefferson Countians
had begun committing
themselves to a mobiliza-
tion, which they believed
would rid the world of
aggression.
Hundreds of men
and women from all over
the county joined the
military forces, fought,
and died all over the
*orld. People back home
had begun adapting to
the rationing of tires,
gasoline, sugar,. and
other items, which were
scarce during the time.
Following the Farm
Security Administ,
ration's motto, "Food for
Defense", farmers all
over had begun growing
large quantities of corn,
beef, hogs, and other
foods. With hundreds of
Jefferson County's youth
awayin military service,,
more than a thousand
other individuals left the
country to work in
defense plants.
When Victory Over
Japan Day, or VJ Day,
finally arrived in Aug.
1945, the locals who
served their country
abroad expected to
return to the same home
they had left behind.
However, the county,
had changed dramatical-
ly Technology in com-
munication, transporta-
tion, nuclear physics,:
biochemistry, and other
related fields had greatly
advanced since 1941.
In Jefferson Countyr,
the beat of life was
increased due to rapid
transportation, instant
communications and
i intercontinental
weapons.
The expansion of
government combined
with the population
'changes of the 1930s and


1940s encouraged
changes in the civil
rights, which were chal-
lenging the country's
racial arrangements.
If these matters
combined were not
enough, due to.the war, a
large influx in the state
total population,
occurred .at the same
time farmers were mov-
ing to the cities, and
from the Northern
States to Southern
Florida. As the popula-
tion began to lean more
toward the urban areas,
it became more difficult
to follow the state's con-
-stitutional mandate to
reapportion the legisla-
ture, every ten years.
According to the consti-
tution, the reapportion-
ment was to be "as near-
ly as possible" equal
numerical representa-
tion.
Massive changes
were occurring all over
the state: North Florida's
traditional leadership in
the: state government
was being challenged by
South Florida cities
which demanded numer-
ical reapportionment,
the growing influence of
Communism around the
world was causing peo-
ple to question national
security, and racial rela-
tionships were being*
challenged once again.
Many of, the returning
locals were prepared to
resist the changes in
their home state.
Regardless of the
county's diminishing
numerical strength,
Jefferson retained politi-
cal. influence in
Tallahassee until the
mid-1960s, The court-'
'ordered reapportion-
ment, in 1967 put
Jefferson .County in a
position where it had to:
share legislative seat
with Madison, Taylor,
and Lafayette counties.
The senate became
the defenders of rural
counties in the struggle
against what they
claimed to be a threat of
"disastrous domination
by the state's numerical-
ly superior urban
areas". The rural legisla-
tors were criticized for


using disproportionate
voting strength to spend
state funds on behalf of
their constituents and
for violating the histori-
cal principle of numeri-
cal representation.
The legislator tried
to reapportion according
to the constitutional
requirement in several
special sessions. Since
many of the legislators
who were voting on the
reapportionment risked
their own seats, it was a
difficult task. The rural
legislators argued that
counties had always
been basic units of rep-
resentation in the state,
and that the constitution
still required that leg-
islative districts con-
form to county bound-
aries.
As the urban areas
increased in population,
they were able to elect
governors. Leroy Collins
was elected governor in
1956 after pledging to
work for better appor-
tionment, which won
him a large support from
the urban areas. Even
though the plan he sug-
gested was a compro-
mise'between the oppos-
ing groups, the senate
stood behind him, but
the plan failed to become
adopted.
The reapportion-
ment battle continued
throughout several more
sessions after Collins'
plan failed. Dade County'
leaders had entered a
suit in,. the courts
demanding relief and it
became. apparent that
the United States
Supreme Court would
have to take action if the
Florida Legislature did,
hot act. With the threat
of. court intervention
hanging over their
heads, the legislators
adopted a minor reap-
portionment which still
retained senate district
22, compromising
Jefferson County
When the United
States Supreme Court
decisions seemed to indi-
cate that the proposed
1962' reapportionment
was unconstitutional,
the legislature tried
again in the early


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months of 1963. Senator
S.D. Clarke opposed any
change;'l which would
take district 22 away
from Jefferson County.
Several years previ.
ous, when it was suggest-
ed that. his district be
extended westward to
include Liberty County,
Senator Clarke was pas-.
sionately quoted as say-
ing, "Give me Liberty
and give me death!"
After realizing that
major, reapportionment
was inevitable, a few
close friends of Clarke's
persuaded him to accept
a novel plan. Jefferson
County was placed in a
new multi-county dis-
trict and a special dis-
trict 22 was created


specifically for Senator
Clarke to hold through,
the 1965 legislative ses-
Ssion. '
Senator Clarke died
shortly after the 1965 ses-
sion, but before his term
ended. The reapportion-
merit plant was imple-
mented,'but the federal
courts had declared it
unconstitutional 'and
ordered new elections in
1967.
The predicted
improvements in the leg-
Sislature have scarcely
been realized since reap-
portionment on the
numerical front, but nei-
ther had the discrimina-'
tory treatment of rural
counties. Many people
had begun realizing the


rural legislators were
not as bad as the first
thought. The legislators
served their, constituen-
cies as all representa-
tives should, but they
also voted in the best
interest of the state.
An associate of
Senator Clarke compli-
mented him as a public
official, saying that
Clarke voted for his
friends, but he weighed.
bills on whether they
were good or bad. He
tried to support the good
ones and oppose the bad
ones.
SAs the years went
on, politics would slight-
ly improve with its 6cca-
sional decline in
approval.


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A&lFAiHUNT
Staff Writer
It is amazing to think that most of
the Christian funeral practices actually
revolve around old superstitions and
pagan influence,
For instance, tombstones are a tra-
dition that were originally implemented
to "weigh down" a spirit so they were
unable to rise from the grave. Another
reason was to warn people of a grave-
i site so they would not accidentally
walk over it and become possessed by
a vengeful spirit.
Several
old cemeter-
ies have a


through them as a way to keep any wan-
dering ghosts trapped inside since it was
widely believed ghosts could only travel
in a straight line.
Even today simple traditions such as
setting up a grave so a person's head
points to the west and their feet to the
east can be traced back to paganism.
This was mainly due to sun worshipping
religions.
Many Christians also do this
because it is believed Christ will return
from the east. The tradition of funeral
bells and firing of guns was started to
scare off the spirits so they would not be
inclined to follow any mourners home
Cremation has also found some roots


series of to paganism. Many ancient religions
mazes involved burning animals, plants, and
humans as sacrifices. In these religions
they believed that the smoke rising to the
sky was actually the spirit of the
deceased rising to the afterlife.


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SPORTS & SCHOOL
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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy Brain Bowl
team won the AAA Brain
Bowl for small schools,
arid team Coach Sean Car-
son said that though the
team was not presented
with a trophy he was im-
pressed with this. first
time honor. The team was,
however, awarded with
gift certificates.
"We've been doing
this for the past decade,
arid we have never won a
major tournament," said
Carson.
The competition fea-


tured three flights, A for
larger schools such as
Chiles, B for the medium
schools, and AAA for the
smaller schools. The Au-
cilia team was repre-
sented by John Stephens
and Savannah Williams,
both of Jefferson County,
and Jacob Pitts of Madi-
son County.
"We beat Florida
High, North Florida
Christian, Altha and
Munroe. That was fun,"
said Carson. "It came to a
double-elimination in the
finals and Florida High
was spanking us, but
then, we made a come
back and beat them."


FRAN HUNT.
Monticello News
Staff Writer
SIt is time to sign up teams for the
33rd Annual Watermelon Sbftball Tour-
nament, slated for Saturday June 13 at
the Recreation Department.
The fee for teams is the men's divi-
sion is $175. The games will be a 2-7
homerun low bid then out, 1 & 1 count
format using Core 44/375 comp balls.
Trophies will be awarded for first,
second and third place, first place indi-


Carson said the
Bowlers played six
matches the first day and
the scores were added.
"We were above the state
average in small schools
with a 153 average per
round," said Carson. "It
came down to toss-up
questions at 10 points
each and bonus questions
for 20 points each and we
scored 920 points in six
rounds."
Carson related that
the Warriors were signifi-
cantly behind but began
their come back on the
topic of advertising slo-
gans such as "What hap-
pens in Vegas stays in


vidual T-shirts and first place MVP.
The fee for teams in the women's
division is $150. The games will be in a
2-7 homerun, low bid then out, 1 & 1
count and trophies will be awarded for
first, second and third place, first place
winners will also receive individual T-
shirts, and a trophy will be awarded to
first place MVP.
To sign up call the Recreation De-
partment office at 342-0240, or Demott
Anderson at 528-7088 .or Mike Holm at
519-6640.


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Left to right: Savannah Williams, John Stephens, Jacob Pitts, Sean Carson (Sponsor)


Vegas."
He credited Pitts with
the strong showing in the
ACA rally when the topic
was mythology Pitts gave
the information that Mars
was the Roman god of war
and he ran with the series
in other answers such as
the name of a half man
half goat was a faun and
the Roman name of plants
and animals was Flora
and Fauna.
The questions moved
to cities and states; what
is the Big Easy; the City of
Brotherly Love; the City of
Angels? And what state
runs from the suburbs of
New York to the suburbs
of Pennsylvania from the


Hudson to the Delaware
River. Aucilla got the an-
swer, correctly with New
Jersey while one of their
opponents answered
Delaware.
The teams were asked
to name a Nobel Prize
winner and when he was
one and this person was
also a teacher, where did
he teach. The Warriors
quickly answered with-Al-
bert Einstein, 1921 and.
that he taught at Prince-
ton.
What inventor had a
lab in New Jersey and
where was the lab located?
Thomas Edison in Menlo
Park.
Stephens made a run


Dlabalots Tahe Sprinq Portion


with


Shakespearian


quotes during a series of
fill in the blanks ques-
tions. His answers in-
cluded Discretion is the
better part of valor from
Falstaff; Familiarity
breeds contempt; and he
who laughs last, laughs
best.
"In years past, weF
were in on the toss-ups
but sometimes had trou-
ble with the bonus ques-
tions," said Carson. "But
the kids held in there and
stuck with it to the end
and I think that is the rea-
son that they.did so well,
and why we were able to
win this one," said Car-
son.


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Photo Submitted
Left to right, in front of the team limo at the playoff Monticello Blabalots A League tennis team, Mary
Bridges, LinseyTaylor, Valerie Stevens,TrishaWirick, Katie Brock, Susan Goodwin, Jennifer Ellis, Patty Hardy,
Cindy Wainright, Kelly Hetherington, Angie Delvecchio, Laura Ward, and Laura Kirchhoff.


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello Bla-
balots won the spring
portion of the season,
tasking'the victory by a
full three matches, but
dropped the playoff
against Bainbridge who
won the fall portion of
the season, in the North
Florida/South Georgia
Women's Tennis A
League, after tying one,
and winning the other of
the final two regular con-
tests of the season.
April 30, the Bla-
balots faced off against
the Capital City Deuces
tying the contest at 3-3.
Team #1, Katie Brock
and Susan Goodwin, lost
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the sets, 2-6 and 1-6; team
#2, Cindy Wainright and
substitute Kathy Hether-
ington, won the first'set,
6-1, lost the second, 3-6,
and won the tiebreaker,
6-4.
Team #3, Laura
Ward and Laura Kir-
choff, lost the sets, 4-6
and 2-6; team #4, Trisha
Wirick and Vicky
Stevens, lost the first set,
4-6, won the second, 5-7,
and lost the tiebreaker, 3-
6.
Team #5, Patty
Hardy and Jennifer Ellis,
won the sets, 7-5 and 6-1;
and team #6, Linsey Tay-
lor and Mary Bridges,
won the sets 6-0, and 6-0.
With one contest remain-
ing in the regular sea-


son, the Monticello Bla-
balots stood at 47
matches, followed by the
Glen Arvin High
.Strungs with 46 matches.
The Blabalots. de-
feated the Golden Eagle
Talons 5-1 in the final
regular season matches
on May 7.
Team #1, Brock and
Goodwin, won the sets 6-
1 and 6-2; team #2, Wain-
right and Hetherington,
lost the first match, 1-6,
won the second, 6-2, and
won the tiebreaker, 6-2;
and team #3, Ward and
Kirchhoff, won the sets, 6-
2 and 6-2.
Team #4. Wirick and
Stevens, lost the sets, 4-6
and 5-7; team #5, Hardy
and Ellis, won the sets, 6-


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3 and 6-2; and team #6,
Taylor and Bridges, won
by forfeit.
Wrapping up the
Spring Season,. the Mon-
ticello Blabalots had
taken 52 matches; the
Glen Arvin Highstrungs,
49; Serve. Me Another, 47
%2, Thomasville Ace-N-U,
44, the Ballistics 41,
MatchPoints, 40 %/, Ace
Kickers, 40, Capital; City
Deuces, 40, Glen Arvin
Classics, 36, Golden Eagle
Wings, 36, Golden"Eagle
Talons, 31, Killearn
Serve-Ivors, 31, Capital
City Aces, 30, and Kil-
learn Lucky Charms, 23.
Concluding the sea-
son, was the annual
Round Robin when all
teams gathered together
for a luncheon and tro-
phies being awarded, as
well as round robin
matches played at the
Glen Arvin Country
Club in Thomasville,
May 14.
Because Bainbridge
had won the fall portion
of the season, and the
Blabalots had taken the
Spring portion of the sea-
son, the overall season
championship came
down to one final match,
which the Blabalots lost
4-2. Statistics were not
available because it was
not a regular season
match-up.
The ladies will con-
tinue practices and play-
ing throughout the
summer months until the
season begins in the fall.


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SCHOOL


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MCA Recognizes Teach er RCR 6th SiH Weeks Honor Roll,
--d MC U. E -"S-H e k ol fH l'


Volunteer Basketball
Coach Ray Hill received
recognition on
Wednesday from MCA
Administrator Brenda '
Bailey for his awesome
work with the school stu-
dents and team players,
during an award ceremo-
ny held ati the' Church of
the Nazarene.:

Public School Students May Qualify

For Private School Scholarships'
DEBBIE SNAPP dents around Florida redirect up to 75 percent
Monticello News are attending a private of their corporate tax
Staff Writer school that best meets dollars every fiscal year
Do you want the best their learning needs to nonprofit scholarship
education for your thanks to the 'Step Up funding organizations
child?. Is your child For Students approved by the


struggling in their pub-
lic school? Would you
like the chance to be
able to choose the school
that best meets your
child's needs even if it is
a-private school? .
If you meet certain
income limits, your chil-
dren might be eligible
for a scholarship at
more than 900 private K-
12 .grade schools in
Florida.
Currently 20,000 stu-


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educational opportuni-
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administer the Step Up
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Scholarships.


Aucilla Christian
Academy Principal
Richard Finlayson
reports the honor roll for
the sixth six weeks peri-
od. Students and their
grade levels follow:
K-5 (CLARK)
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, Megan Vann,
Travis Wheeler.
K-5 (WHEELER)
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)
AllA's: Kinsey Clark,
Carson Leigh Olson,
Mylie Rogers, Austin
Wheeler, Ben Wurgler.
All As and B's: Jacob
Barker, Jamieson
Dalzell, Nathan Green,
Lydia Hall, Alex
Haselden, Taylor
Knecht, Gant Lee, Hope
Randle, Abby Reams,
Frank Roberts:
FIRST GRADE
(STEPHENS)
All As: AbbiGayle
Cope, Ansley. English,
Carl Hall, Pierce Powers.
.All A's and B's:
Dawson Bishop, Hailey
Clark, Kash Connell,
.Joshua Eades, Brandon
Hannon, Austin Hebert,
Julianna Lindsey, Bailey
McLeod, Elizabeth
Scheese.
SECOND GRADE
(BASS)
All A's and B's:
Alexis Alexandrou,
Brandon Bates, Grace
Beshears; Emily
Forehand, Gabe Rouse,
Megan Schofill, Dilyn
Stowers, Katherine
Whichel.
SECOND GRADE
(LOVE)
All As: R.B. Bowen
All A's and B's:


Andrew Burrus, Ryan
Jackson, Levi Stafford,
Nicolas Swickley,
Mackenzie Wirick.
THIRD GRADE
(AMAN)
All As: Timothy
Finlayson, Camryn
Grant, Joe Walton.
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 and B's:
Lahzy Cribbs, Elliot
Dalzell, Andrew Hall,
Katie James, Summer
Jenkins, Haley Jones, D.
J. Key, Abigail Morgan,
Grace Rouse, Mickaela
Whiddon, Daniel
Wurgler.
FOURTH GRADE
(BROWN)
All A's: Stephanie
English, Kirsten Reagan,
Ramsey Sullivan.
All As and B's: Dena
Bishop,' Cali Burkett,
Cassie Davis, Hannah
Lewis, Cole. MacNeill,
Gatlin Nennstiel, Jackie
Walker.
FOURTH GRADE
(FALK)
.All As: Traynor
Barker, Sarah Hall, Joe
Hannon, Brittany
Hughes, Jenny Jackson,
Lindsey Lawson.
All A's and B's:
Meagan Beaty, Faith
Demott, Summerlyn
Marsh, Sarah Riley,
Hank WLrick. Kate
Whiddon. :
FIFTH GRADE
(HUGHEY)
All A's: Taylor
Copeland, Abby
Hettinger, Sam Hogg,,
Erin Lee, Taylor
McKnight, Tomas
Swidkley, T.J. Swords,
-Sarah Tharpe, Emma
Witmer.
All As and B's:.
Meagan Giddens,
Savannah Jenkins, Ally
Mall, D. J. Wilkinson,
Courtney Watts, Justin
Welch, Gaige
Winchester.
SIXTH GRADE
(BURKETT)
Al A's: Winston Lee
All As and B's: Austin
Bishop, Ricky
Finlayson, Sarah James,
Carson Nennstiel, Bryce


Sanderson, Cole-
Schwab. '
7TH GRADE
All A's: Cole Davis,
Aimee Love, Jessica'
Webb, Annie Yang.
All A's and B's: Payal'-
Chaudhari, Hunter1'
Home, Ashlyn Mills,"
Jessica Welch.
8T GRADE
All As: Ashli Cline,.
Kaley Love, Hadley.
Revell, Audrey. Waters.
Wendy Yang.
All As and B's: Jay-,
Finlayson, Jared&
Jackson, Whitney:
McKnight, Ashley-
Schofill, Pamela Watt.
97 GRADE
All As: Joshl


Funderburke, Tyler
Jackson, Vicki Perry,
Shelby Witmer
All A's and B's: Levi


Cobb
10T GRADE ,
All As: Taylor Baez-'
Pridgeon, Anna
Finlayson, Tiffany.;
Funderburke, Kaitlin.
Jackson, Caroline'
Mueller, Ceira Roland,
Sarah Sorensen, Abigaib:
SVasquez.
All As and B's: Clarku
Christy, Taryn
Copeland, Jessica:
Hagan, Nikki HamrickA
Katherine Hogg, Kenq
Jones, Cheltsie Kinsley,
Lisa Kisamore, Brittany
O'Brian, Nathan
Williams.
11" GRADE
All As: Tiffany
Brasington, Tyler High;
Jessica Hunt, Wilson|
Lewis, Sydney Plummer,
Ryan Pricher Dana.
Watt.
All As and B's:.
Kalyn Brown, Alex-
Dunkle, Lane Fraleigh,-
Ashlyn Morgan,
Samantha Roberts, Johri
Stephens, Brooke
Stewart, Koal Swann.
Katlyn Watts,
12T GRADE
All As: Chelsea
Dobson, Aaveh Green,
Erin Kelly, Nikki"
Kisamore, Byron Love,
Mallory Plaines,
Michaela Roccanti,
. Savannah.Williams.
All As and B's:
Rhegan Clark, Stephen
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cates for work completed during the
spring term 2009.
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receiving Associate in Arts degrees are:
Jennifer Pitts, Hannah Sorensen, and
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Mike at 850-694-4372
5/15,tfn,nc.


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tree and shrub remove
piles. Contact Gary
997-3116, 933-3458.


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Farm Trailers- single axle,
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EGALS


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 09-35-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM S. MARTIN
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WILLIAM S. MARTIN,
deceased, whose date of death was March 18, 2009, and
whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending, in
the Circuit Court for Jefferson County, 'Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is: 1 Courthouse Circle, ,
Monticello, Florida 32344. The name and address of the per-
sonal representative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims q
or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file their claims with this K
court WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE (3) MONTH
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE ORTHIRTY (30)'DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OFSERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having
claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA'PROBATE CODE WILL FOREVER BE,
BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice is June 3, 2009.
MARGARET A. WHARTON NANCY L. HOUSTON
Margaret A. Wharton, PA 4109 Buglers Rest Place
456 South Central Avenue Casselberry, FL 32707
P.O. Box 621172 Oviedo, FL 32762-1172 Petitioner
(407) 365-7193
FAX: (407) 366-0776
Fla. BarNo.: 292151
Attorney for Petitioner
6/3,10/09,c


SRWMD Governing Board Meetini

On Tuesday, June.9 2009,' the Suwannee River Water
Management District's Governing Board will meet at 9:00 am
at District' Headquarters, Hwy 49 and US 90 East, Live Oak,
Florida. The meeting is to consider District business And con-
duct public hearings on regulatory and land acquisition inatters.
A workshop will follow the Governing Board meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the
public.

S 6/3/09,c.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR JEFFERSON
COUNTY (CIVIL DIVISION)
ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC Case No. 33-2008-CA-000298 i
.Plaintiff, Division '.
vs.'

LESTER KELLY aka LESTER LEE KELLY
aka LESTER L. KELLY AND UNKNOWN TEN-.
ANTS/OWNERS, Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of
Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 27, 2009,
in the Circuit Court. of Jefferson County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Jefferson County, Florida described as:
THAT PART OF THE EAST QUARTER (E 1/4) OF SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER (SW. 1/4) OF NORTHEAST QUARTER
(NE 1/4) AND THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER (SE 1/4) OF NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP I NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST,,JEF-
FERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING SOUTH AND WEST
OF THE RELOCATED PUBLIC ROAD,, BEING 80 FEET
WIDE AND PART OF 1-10 RIGHT-OF-WAY,. SAID ROAD
LYING ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF INTERSTATE NO 10
AND WEST SIDE OF LIMITED ACCESS .RIGHT-OF-WAY
(TURKEY SCRATCH ROAD); CONTAINING 5.70 ACRES,
MORE OR LESS.
and commonly known as: VACANT LAND, JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FL; including.the building, appurtenances, and fix-
tures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, Sales are held at the north door of the Jefferson
County Courthouse, on June 25, 2009 at 11 am. Any persons
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 27U' Day of May, 2009.
Kirk Reams
Clerk of the Circuit Court *
By: Sherry Sears, Deputy Clerk

Allison J Brandt
(813) 229-0900 x
Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer, P.A.
P.O. Box 800
Tampa, FL 33601-0800
6/3,10/09,c



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Monticello, FL 32345


"You Can't Be Without It"


2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
City of Monticello

This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is
also available at City Hall at 245 S. Mulberry St.

We are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets
all federal and state requirements.

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality
Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality
water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant
goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of
drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make
to continually improve the water treatment process and protect
our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality
of your water. Our water source is ground water from three
wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. Because of the
excellent quality of our water, the only treatment required is
chlorine for disinfection purposes.

In 2008 the Department of Environnmental Protection performed
a Source Water Assessment on'our system. The assessment was
conducted to provide information about'any potential sources of
contamination in the vicinity of our wells.
There are 18 potential sources of contamination identified for
this system with low to high susceptibility levels. The assessment
results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and
Protection( Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp or
they can be obtained from The City of Monticello.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your
water utility, please contact Steve Wingate at (850)294-8329.
We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their
water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our
regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday
of every month at City Hall at 7:00 pm.

The City of Monticello routinely monitors for contaminants in
your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules,
and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report
is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of
January 1 to December 314 2008. Data obtained before January
1, 2008, and presented in this report are from the most recent
testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbrevia-
tions. To help you better understand these terms we've provided
the following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a
contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as
close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treat-
ment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a
contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which,
if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a
water system must follow.

Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important
partof the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The
IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to identi-
fy distribution system locations with high concentrations of tri-
halomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water sys-
tems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their
Stage, 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compli-
ance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR.

Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest
level of .a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.
There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is
necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level
of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known
or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits
of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

"ND" means hot detected and indicates that the substance was
not found by laboratory analysis.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part
by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water
sample.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part
by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water
sample.

Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in


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include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and
wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through
the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in
some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances
resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health prob-
lems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead
in drinking water is primarily from materials and components
associated with service lines and'home plumbing. The City of
Monticello is responsible for providing high. quality drinking
water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumb-
ing components. When your water has been sitting for several
hours, you can minimize the potentialfor lead exposure by flush-
ing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for
drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your
water, you may wish to have your water.tested. Information on
lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take
to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water
Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria,
which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which
can be naturally-occurring or result from 'urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and
gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety'
of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, ard
residential uses.
(A) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and
volatile organic chemicals, Which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from
gas stations, urban, stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioncrii e contaminants, which can be naturally occur-
ring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activ-
ities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA pre-
scribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contami-
nants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for con-
taminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protec-
tion for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be
expected to contain at least small amounts of some contami-
n a n t s
The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that
the water poses a.health risk. More information about contam-
inants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the
Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline
at 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in
drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compro-
mised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing
chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ trans-
plants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disor-
ders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from
infections. These people should seek advice about drinking
water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines
on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by
Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are
available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-
4791).

"We at the City of Monticello work around the clock to provide
top quality water to every tap," said Steve Wingate. We ask that
all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are
the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's
future.
6/03/09 c.



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

IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO:09-33 PR
FRED PETER HEYSER,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of FRED PETER HEYSER,
deceased, Case No. 09 -33 PR is pending in the Circuit Court for
Jefferson County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Jefferson County Courthouse, Monticello, Florida. The names and
addresses of the personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All interested persons are required to file with this Court,
WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE: (1) all claims against the estate and (2) any objection
by an interested person on whom this notice was served that chal-
lenges the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED,

Publication of this Notice has begun on May 27, 2009.

Michael A. REICHMAN Joan Humplhrey
Attorney for Personal Representative FLA BAR NO: 183518
P.O. Box 41 Monticello, FL 32345
Phone: (850) 997-5100
Fax: (850) 997-3542

5/27/09,6/3/09,c









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FLOtIHA EEL IN ENESS FOR NATIONAL BITING & FISHING WEEK


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7,700 lakes and hun-
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Protection (DEP) is
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to adopt-simple envi-
ronmental practices
that prevent pollution
and protect Florida's
rivers, estuaries and
lakes. -
"Florida is one of
the most traveled sum-
mer destination areas
in the nation," said


DEP Secretary Colleen
M. Castille. "The
state's diverse fresh-
water and saltwater
environments attract
millions of visitors
and support our grow-
ing economy. Boaters
can make environmen-
tal stewardship a top
priority while .travel-
ing our waterways."
The Florida Fish
and Wildlife
Conservation
Commission reported
more than 970,000 reg-
istered. vessels last.
year, an all-time high
for the state. Catering
to 6.8 million recre-
ational fishermen
annually, Florida's
natural resources sup-
port a $14.2 billion


boating industry, a
$7.46 billion fishing
industry and 70,000
related jobs. Boaters
can' protect Florida's
water quality by pre-
venting pollution
sometimes caused by
boat sewage, gray
water,, cleaning prod-
ucts, spilled fuel and
trash:
* Avoid spillage when.
filling a boat's fuel
tank.
* Use drip pans with
absorbent pads while
draining oil from
bilges.
* Use pump-out servic-
es to safely remove
sewage and waste-
water from vessels.
The State is funding
the installation of


pump-out stations in
local marinas around
Florida.
* Use environmental-
ly-friendly cleaning
products.
* Avoid harming vege-
tation with outboard
motor propellers.
* Read navigational
charts to identify envi-
ronmentally-sensitive
areas.
* Prevent the spread of
invasive species -
remove exotic plant
and sealife such as
hydrilla, water
hyacinth and zebra
mussels from vessels
and trailers.
-More than 2,000
marinas currently
provide services to
thousands of boaters


using state waterss
daily. Formed in 2000,,
the Clean Boating
Partnership, which
includes the
Department of
Environmental
Protection, Marine
Industries Association
of Florida, Florida Sea
Grant Program,
United States Coast
Guard and Coast
Guard Auxiliary,
developed the Clean
Marina Program to
help marinas, boat-
yards and boaters pro-
tect Florida's water-
ways using simple
environmental prac-
tices that prevent pol-
lution. -'
Florida's Clean
Marinas go above and


beyond required envi-
ronmental regulations
by adopting safe-
guards that keep sol-
vents, sewage, fuel and
oil out of the water,
while protecting. man-
atees and other
marine creatures. By
educating boaters and
improving operations
at marine facilities,
Florida's Clean
Marinas are helping to
ensure a sustainable
future for the environ-
ment, for boaters and
for the billion-dollar
marine industry.
For more clean
boating habits,visit
http://www.dep.state.f
l.us/law/grants/cmp/
cleanboating-
habits.htm.


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