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NEWS


141st Year No. 25 Wednesday, June 17, 2009 550 46 +'4
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CITYli AWADS ,ONTCT



FOR SM SEWER PROJECT


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
ISenior Staff Writer
Based on the. recom-
mendation of its engi-
neers, the City Council on
June 2 awarded the con-
tract for the citywide
pewer rehabilitation proj-
pct estimated at $6.7
billion to the low bid-
der: Southeast Pipe Sur-
yey, Inc., based in
Patterson, GA.
SAnd guess what? The
low bid came in at $3.7
million. All the bids, in
fact, were close enough
that the engineers called
it a "tight bid".
'A $140,000 difference
on a $3.7 million job is a
tight bid," offered engi-
neer Robert George, of
George & Associates Con-
Ssuiting Engineers, noting
that the- difference be-
tween thelow and second
bidder was $144,000, and
between the low and third
bidder was $178,000.
He noted also that
|even of the 29(companies
that had requested bid
packages had responded
with bids.
'That's pretty
strong," George said, at-
tributing the large re,
sponse in part to the poor
economy
Joe Miller, of George
& Associates Consulting'
Engineers also, called
Southeast Pipe Survey,
inc., a reputable company'
with years of experience
in the business. He said
all the company's refer-
ences had checked out sat-
isfactorily
Southeast Pipe Sur-
vey, Inc., has one year to
complete the work, which
is expected to start in
early July George and
Miller explained that the
project has been divided
into five zones across the
city, with different priori-
ties assigned to the zones
and to specific activities
within the, zones.
The engineers offered
no thoughts on why the
bids had come in so much
lower than expected.
Miller did, however,
remind the council memr-
bers of how fortunate the
city was to receive federal
stimulus money for the
project. Absent the award
f the federal funding,
;he city would have had
to borrow the money to
dbmplete the project by
the state-mandated dead-
line of June 30, 2012, he
said.
i It is estimated that
the city would have to pay.
between $500,000 and
$781,000 in interest if it
had had to take a loan to
finance the completion of
t:.e project. As it is, the
federal money requires
Po payback.
"It's called a loan, but
the principal will be for-
given," Miller said.
The project entails
, epairing and/or relining
some 400,000 feet of sewer


City Manager Steve
Wingate is hopeful the
state will allow full use of
the stimulus money.

pipes across the city in
order to prevent the in-
flow and infiltration of
stormwater into the sys-
tem, which inflow has the
potential to overwhelm
the capability of treat-
ment plant and ulti-
mately wreak havoc on
the facility.
The citywide up-
grade of the system is
one that the city has been
pursuing piecemeal since
2003. What the federal
money does is it allows
the city to complete the
project in one fell swoop.
The city received offi-
cial word of the award of
nearly $7 million in stim-
ulus money in early April
from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection (FDEP),
through which agency
the federal funding' is
being funneled.
"We are pleased to in-
form you that $6,790,000
in construction funding
is now available for your
project as a result of the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act,"
Robert E, Holmden, chief
of the FDEP Bureau of
Water Facilities Funding,
wrote City Manager
Steve Wingate in a letter
dated April 2.'
Since then, however,
Wingate has learned that
the amount has been re-
duced to $5.1 million.-The
reduction is a conse-
quence of the realization
on the part of state au-
thorities that a portion of
project has already been
completed and paid for
with a now defunct FD
EP program that for
years provided the city
with $750,000 annually for
the upgrade of the sys-
tem.
Disappointed al-
though Wingate appeared
to be with the reduction,
he is already angling for
FDEP permission to use
the full $5.1 million, even
though the low bid was
$3.7 million.
Wingate told the
News on Monday June 15,
that he had approached
the FDEP about the possi-
bilityof using the remain
Please See Sewer
Project Page 4A


Around Jeff. Co. 4-10A History _8A
Business Directory 9A Legals 13A
Classifieds 12A Sports 11A
Father's Day' 14A Viewpoints 2-3A


COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF



COUNTY, RACETRACK

Suit Dates From 2004, When Go-Kart Racetrack Was Approved


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
A nearly five-year-
old lawsuit involving
county officials, the go-
kart racetrack owners
and a group of neighbor-
ing landowners has ef-
fectively come to an end,
barring an appeal by the
plaintiffs.
Attorney Scott
Shirley. who defended
the county in the case,
told the News on Monday,
June 15. that Circuit
Court Judge L. Ralph
Smith Jr. had ruled in
favor of the county and
the racetrack following a
June 9 hearing.
Shirley said the rul-
ing resulted from the two
sides' decision to argue
the-case before the court,
after their attempt at me-


Economic

Reports C
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The long-awaited
closing on the land deal
that will bring two Cali-
fornia-based companies
to the industrial park fi-
nally took place in late
May
"The county attor-
ney is awaiting the bal-
ance of the closing
funds, which I under-
stand were mailed from
California on June 61"
Economic Development
Director Julie Conley re-
ported to the Economic
Development Council
(EDC) on Monday, June
15.
The two businesses
- the British Tea and
Active Pet Feed compa-
nies are distributors


An aerial view ot
diation had failed.
"We had a Motion
for a Summary Judg-
ment pending apd the
plaintiffs also had a Mo-
tion for a Summary
Judgment, so we decided
to argue the two motions
before the court based
strictly on the law,"
Shirley said, explaining
that this typically was
the process when the ma-
terial facts weren't in


mte go-Kart tracK.

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Attorney Scott Shirley
argued the county's
case.


c Development Head

)n Ongoing Projects


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Economic Development
Director Julie Conley pro-
vided an update on the
several projects that her
office is pursuing.

of high-end quality prod-
ucts and are expected to
hire five to six employees
initially Conley and oth-
ers have been working to
get the two companies
here since December


2007.
The report on the
status of the British and
Act ive Pets Feed compa-
nies was one of several
project updates that Con-
ley shared with the EDC
at the group's monthly
meeting at the court-
house annex on Monday.
Updates on some of
the other projects. per
Conley:
Air Methods Cor-
poration: The Colorado-
based company signed
an agreement with
,county officials in Febru-
ary for the lease of a one-
acre parcel at the
industrial park so that it
could locate one of its
emergency medical heli-
copter units in Jefferson
Please See Eco-
nomic Page 4A


Bembry Sponsored Critical

Ag. Bill Signed By Governor


Florida State Repre- ing. House Bill 255, main an influential vot-
sentative Leonard Ber- signed into law by Gover- ing member of the
bry has sponsored nor Crist recently adopts group.
successful legislation bylaws required by the Representative Bem-
that will aid the state's Interstate Pest Control bry said, "This is signifi-
effort in providing im- Compact and will enable cant legislation for
mediate money to battle the Florida Department Florida Agriculture and
plant pests that devas- of Agriculture and Con- Please See Ag. Bill
tate crops and landscap- summer Services to re- Page 4A


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dispute.
He said the legal ar-
gument essentially came
down to whether the
county could apply the
amended Comprehen-
sive Plan to the race-
track project after the
fact, and the court had
decided that it could.
"It's a final disposi-
tion of the case," Shirley
said, adding that his side
had already submitted
the draft order for the
judge to sign.
He added the caveat
that the plaintiffs could
always appeal the ruling,
however.
"If the plaintiffs ap-,
peal, we get into a new
process," Shirley said.
A check with the
Clerk of Courts office
Please See Race-
track Page 4A


20 YEAR-OLD

CHARGED IN


CRASH
F'RAN HUN
Monticello News
Staff Wtfter
A 20-year-old


was


charged in a two-vehicle
crash in Jefferson County
over the weekend.
Florida Highway Pa-
trol reported that at 6:50
p.m., Sunday, June 15,
Casey Allen Oliver, 20. of
Monticello, was driving a
2002 GMC Utility vehicle
traveling south on Gam-
ble Road, with Kirsty
Pratt, 24, of Tallahassee,
as a passenger in the vehi-
cle.
Shemika Shanta Shu-
lar, 27. of Monticello, was
in a 2005 Chevrolet four-
door, stopped to make a
right turn on Gamble
Road, facing south. In the
vehicle as passengers
were Centhia Shular, 30,
in the front seat and in the
back seat, a 16-year-old, a
four-year-old and a two-
year-old, all of Monticello.
Oliver took evasive
action to avoid colliding
with the Shular vehicle
and Oliver's vehicle
struck the left rear of
Shular's vehicle with the
right side.
Oliver was not wear-
ing a seatbelt and was un-
injured. Pratt was
wearing a seatbelt and
was also uninjured.
Shemika Shular and
Centhia Shular were both
wearing seatbelts and un-
injured. All of theminors
were wearing seatbelt and
the 16-year-old and four-
year-old, were uninjured.
The two-year-old sus:
tained minor injuries.
The crash was not alco-
hol-related and a Jeffer-
son County Office Deputy
assisted FHP on the scene.
Oliver's vehicle sus-
tained $2.000 damage.
Shular's vehicle suffered
$500 damage. Oliver was
charged with careless
driving.


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VIEWPOINTS &


PINIONS


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


Writer Acknowledges Cancer


Patient As Unsung Heroine


'5


Happy Fal

This Sunday is Father's Day I would
just like to wish all the fathers a happy
and prosperous day, on this day that is
totally dedicated to them.
Any man can be a father, but it takes
a SPECIAL man to be a Dad apd my
Dad has been such a big part of my life.
I'm blessed that I still have my Dad with
me, in this world, and I thank God every-
day for that fact.
So, this Sunday, please take the time
to go see your Dad, or call him, or do
something special for him. Time flies by
too fast, in this life. Your Dad gave years
and years of his life dedicated to you
can't you give him one day???

My Father
By:Ann Landers .

When I was Four years old: My daddy
can do anything.
When1I was Five years old: My daddy
knows a whole lot.
When I was Six years old: My dad is
smarter than your dad.
When I was Eight years old: My dad
doesn't know exactly everything.


Other's Day

When I was 10 years old: In the olden
days, when my dad grew up, things were
sure different.
When I was 12 years old: Oh, well, natu-
rally, Dad doesn't know anything about
that. He is too old to remember his child-
hood.
When I was 14 years old: Don't pay any
attention to my dad. He is so old-fash-
ioned.
When I was 21 years old: Him? My Lord,
he's hopelessly out of date.
When I was 25 years old: Dad knows
about it, but then he should, because he
has been around so long.
When I was 30 years old: Maybe we
should ask Dad what he thinks. After
all, he's had a lot of experience.
When I was 35 years old: I'm not doing a
single thing until I talk to Dad.
When I was 40 years old:-I wonder how
Dad would have handled it. He was so
wise.
When I was 50 years old: I'd give any-
thing if Dad were here now so I could
talk this over with him. Too bad I didn't
appreciate how smart he was. I could
have learned a lot from him.


I


Dear Editor:
I would like to
acknowledge an unsung
heroine and her battle
against cancer. Faye
Shiver is a real Cancer
Survivor.
The recent walk-a-
thons and campaigns to
raise funds for cancer
research are so neces-
sary in trying to eradi-
cate this horrible dis-
ease. Knowing about
inspiring folks who are
involved personally in
this battle is also worth-
while.
Faye Shiver has
been one of the most
heroic warriors I have
ever seen, during her
long and protracted 13-,
year battle against the
disease.
The year 1996 wasn't
a good year for Faye. A
lump was found in her
breast that was ,malig-
nant and a partial mas-
tectomy was performed.
Chemo, radiation and
chemo medication have
,followed all these years.
Many more opera-
tions have followed and


in 1999 the cancer moved
to her lungs and she was
diagnosed with stage
four cancer, and at
death's door several
times.
In 2004 cancer was
found in bbth ovaries
and fourteen pounds of
tumors were removed
followed by'more chemo.
She has taken every
medicine available,
including the new drug
Aromasin.
SAfter two years, the
Aromasin is no longer
working and five more
cancerous tumors were
removed just two weeks
ago.
All these years she
never faltered in caring
Sfor her family, including
five years of full time,
care for her grandson,
'Matthew, and now help-
ing care for him and his,
sister, Kirra, 3 months
old.
Even with the cur-
rent bleak prognosis,
her unfaltering cheer-
ful, confident, optimistic
outlook continues.
She is too -shy to


"toot her own horn" and
doesn't believe what she
has accomplished dur-
ing.this 13 year period is
either amazing or note-
.worthy. Faye is undaunt-
ed as she continues to be
a great role model for all
of us.
My hat is off to Faye
for her faith, bravery,
and perseverance dur-
ing a time many would
have given up. She is an
inspiration to all who
kndw her and I'm hop-
ing, by telling her story,
many more will be
inspired.
Here's hoping all the
cancer -research being
conducted will bring a
cure from this disease
and restore patients
such as my dear friend,
Faye, to perfect health.
I pray her return to
the Moffet Center will
provide the treatment
that will arrest this
enemy within" as the
world is a much brighter
place with Faye in it!
Sincerely,
athzany J6mp


Can It Really Be True?


TEN YEARS AGO
JUNE 16, 1999
Sequins. satin and lace'were the order
of the evening Friday night at'the Opera
Hlose as 10 beautiful young ladies vied for.
the title of 1999 watermelon festival junior
Miss.
SThe Rev Emory Mosley has taken his
allegations of lax law enforcement here to
the! Governor's and the state Attorney's
offices; he swears he won't rest until the
mater is addressed and corrected.
:|Florida Legal Services Inc. and
Attrney General Bob Butterworth are
asking the county to implement as ordi-
naice that limits the interest rate that title
loa companies may charge.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
|- JUNE 14, 1989
County Commissioners not only
decided last week to advertise for a new
recording system to be used in the court-
room and during, commission meetings,
but! also decided that if it were possible,
they would move.their regular meetings
from the commission chamber to the
courthouse.
SKiwanis awarded two $250 scholar-
ships to North Florida Junior college last
Wednesday to. Jefferson County High
School student Lisa Foland, daughter of
IK sand Steve Foland of Monticello and
Aulcilla Christian Academy student Tania
Lynn Kinsey, dauglnter of June and
Warren Kinsey of Aucilla
THIRTY YEARS AGO
JUNE 14, 1979
he 1979 Watermelon Festival Beauty
agent. with a Watermelon Fever disco
theme, kicked off the annual festival at 8
P.m. Friday at the JCHS auditorium.


After three meetings were cancelled
due to lack of a quorum, the Jefferson
Planning Commission finally got together
Thursday night to continue their review of
the proposed county comprehensive plan.
FORTY YEARS AGO
JUNE 14,.1969
Jim Johnson,. a member of the recent
graduating class from Jefferson County
High School and the son of Mr. Mrs. Al
Johnson, has received a $450 scholarship
from the Florida Board of Regents and
plans to enter Florida State University in
the fall.
The vocational training building
burned last Tuesday afternoon. Loss was
set'by Superintendent D.M. Bishop at
$50,000.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
JUNE 14, 1959
James Wheeler, who has operated a
school bus in the county for the past thirty
years was honored last Thursday when
presented an attractive plaque recogniz-
ing his long service. The presentation was
made at the annual fish fry for the bus
drivers at Wacissa.
Robert Kennon Buzbee and Mack
Joiner will be recommended to receive the
Future Farmers of America State Degree
at the annual convention in Daytona this
week.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
JUNE 14, 1949
Carolyn Ward placed third in the state
at 4-H short course in the dress review for
her two-piece playsuit and beach coat.
A double-page advertisement
announced the anniversary sale at
Goldbergs.


Dear Editor:
Did some of that fed-
eral stimulus money
trickle down all the way
to the potholes.of Paul
Thompson Road? If it
(or any other road
money) has, this is a
note of thanks to the
Jefferson County
Commission for its
apparent decision to
finally begin improving
the -pockmarked and
eternally washed out
Paul Thompson Road by
laying a bed of gravel
over old bumpy.
Well, not quite yet.
But nearby, there is evi-
dence. While the fresh
gravel has not yet been
spread upon the road
proper, it showed up
recently spread neatly
on the short Julia Lane
that leads to,the late Mr.
Thompson's home.
Looking at this improve-
ment in a positive sense,
it must be a sure sign
commissioners have rec-
ognized that this area
has grown.
It is no longer a
sleepy country domain
out here on the western


r


edge of our county. Lots.
of people. Lots of vehi-
cles. Many deep, deep
potholes that have
sparked ye dark epithets
from agitated motorists,
*for years and years.
Mr. Thompson him-
self, were he still alive to
witness the application
of gravel on his Julia
Lane, would give his cus-
tomary genial smile and
nod of approval to the
beginning of an
improvement that has
been needed, after some
30 years of destroying
automobile shock
absorbers and skidding
into a ditch, or easing
around yawning
washouts on his name-
sake road.


I Pat's Jewelry


It will be a joy to be
able to drive on the road
at a speed greater than
idle when the entire
road has been covered
with gravel or other sta-
bilizing substance. The
many residents who
travel this road every
day. look forward to the
completion of the
upgrade project.
Could the commis-
sion give us an idea
when that might be? We
residents would like to
know when to plan to
buy our last set of shock
absorbers and have a
ribbon-cutting.

DuaWz u6AadxAd


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Alicia Ann Harper,
26, of Jefferson County,
was arrested June 3, and
charged with defrauding
a pawnbroker. Bond was
set at $1,500 and she
bonded out of jail the
same day.
Kevin Lynn
Grainger, 30, of
Allenhurst, GA, was
arrested June 4, and
charged with possession
of marijuana less than
20 grams and possession
of paraphernalia. Bond
was set at a total of
$1,000, $500 for each
charge and he remained
in the county jail 'June.
12.
John Kaine Harris,
19, of Homerville, GA,
was arrested June 4, and
charged with possession
of marijuana less than
20 grams. Bond was set
at $500 and he bonded.
out of jail the following
day.
Jontillia Denina
McDonald, 21, of
Thomasville, GA was
arrested June 5, and
charged with violation
of probation on the
charge of resisting
arrest with violence.
Bond was withheld and
she remained in. the
county jail June 12.
Elijah Anderson, 21,
of Jefferson County, was
arrested June 5,,-and
charged with battery
domestic violence. Bond
was set at $500 and he
bonded out of jail the
following day
Pearly Mack, 24, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested June 6, and
charged with possession
of cocaine with intent to
sell. Bond was set at
$2,500 and she bonded
out of jail the same day
Angela Stephens, 43,
of Tallahassee, was
arrested June 8, and
charged with violation
of probation/violation
of community control.
She was released on her
own recognizance the
same day.










LH obw will the cut.
Citing of posi-
tions, existing
salaries in the school
system improve
morale, and increase
the educational
process? Given the
number of teachers
hired for summer
school, before the.
cuts came down, one
shudders to think
what next year will
bring!"


A juvenile was
arrested June 9, and
charged with petit theft
first degree. The youth
was turned over to fami-
ly members the same
day.
A juvenile was
arrested June 9, and
charged with throwing
deadly missile into an
occupied vehicle. The
youth was turned over
-to family members the'
same day.
Kelvin Tyron Jones,
37, of Monticello, was
arrested June 9, and
charge with violation of
probation on the
charged. of driving
while license suspended
as an habitual offender.
Bond was withheld and
he remained at the coun-
ty jail June 12.
Eric Harris, 25, 'of
Jefferson County was
arrested on a Leon
County warrant June 9'
and charged with cash'


A lump of
pure gold the
size of a
matchbox can
be flattened
into a sheet
'the size of a
tennis court!


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w


purge/civil con-
tempt/blue writ of
attachment and viola-
tion of probation on the
charge of driving while
license suspended or
revoked. A total bond of
$1,320 was set and he
bonded out of jail the
same day.
Donna Lanette
Chastain, 36, of
Monticello, was arrested
June 10 and charged
with failure to appear on
the charge of passing
worthless bank checks
on a Calhoun County
warrant. She remained
in the county jail June
12.
Danielle Dev
Edwards, 27, of
Tallahassee, was arrest-
ed June 10 and charged
with driving under the
influence of alcohol or
drugs, second offense.
Bond was set at $1,000
and she remained in the
county jail June 12.


Incredible Frustration


Can you imagine
not being able to read?
Let's pretend for a
moment that you cannot
read. Let's also pretend
that you have a medical
emergency, and before a
doctor can see you, you
have to fill out a short
medical form. Here is
what you see:
1.) man:
2.) ssrdda:
3.) ytic:
4.) tats:
5:) piz:
.6.) lanosrp tcatnoc:
7.) laicos ytirucs rbmun:
8.) suoivrp sssnlli:

Obviously, until you
learn to decode the let-
ters, this is impossible.
Can you imagine the
incredible frustration?
This is exactly how a
non-reader feels every
day. Road signs, maps,
medical forms, insur-
ance claims, computers,
food labels, store sig-
nage, street names, and
job applications become
jumbled letters with no
meaning, exactly like
our pretend medical
form. I seriously cannot
imagine living in
today's world without
being able to read. What
most non-readers do not
know is that it only


takes learning a few of
the rules to decipher or
decode. words. Basic
reading skills can be
learned in about eight
hours, If a non-reader
could just commit -to
four class sessions, they
could begin their jour-
ney of reading! Here
are the rules for deci-
phering our medical
form: All of the words
are spelled backwards,
and all of the e's have
been omitted. Example:
1.) man is decoded as
name, and 2.) ssrdda is
Sdecoded as address. In
just a few, short seconds
you have learned the
rules to decode the med-
ical form. It is exactly
the same thing as learn-
'ing some of the rules
for reading real words.
The adult illiteracy
rate for Jefferson
County is 33%. As of
the 2007 census data in
Jefferson County, we
have a population of
14,547. Adults in our
County are numbered at
11,812. That means that
.there are 3,898 adults in
our county who do not
read, or who read below
fifth grade'' level.
Learning to read is a
relatively basy process.
It is so easy that even a


first grader can do it!
The main problem with
getting the adults who
cannot read, or read
very poorly, to come for-
ward usually has some-
thing to do with embar-
rassment. Our society
has become so high-tech
that not being able to
read is looked down
upon. Most adult non-
readers 'have spent
years hiding the fact of
their illiteracy. I wish
that everyone knew-that
most of the time, learn-
ing to read. has nothing
to intelligence. It gener-
ally has something to do
with missing a part of
their education, either
through illness or
Absences.
Arise Reading, the
adult reading program
for Jefferson County,
currently has one-on-
one instruction time
available. We have
teacher volunteers
ready to teach!
Maintaining privacy is
one of our major goals,
because we know how
difficult it is for an
adult to come forward.
Please.' have someone
you kn;fbiwdh wants'td
learn how to read' just
give me a call. (850) 251-
7069.


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Sewer Project


Cont. From Page 1


Racetrack


Cont. From Page 1


ing $1.4 million for
additional upgrade of
the sewer collection
system and pump sta-
tions and he hadn't
gotten a yes, but he
hadn't gotten a no
either. It was a consid-
eration that the FDEP
appeared willing to
entertain, he said.
Wingate explained
that three of the city's
20 pump stations have
been rehabilitated in
recent years and
another two are new,
but the remaining 15
are in dire need of
repairs and upgrade:
As things stand now,

Economic


County. The agreement
called for the county to
install a septic tank,
construct a landing
pad, and otherwise
make the site ready,
which costs the compa-
ny agreed to reimburse
over a three-year peri-
od.
Conley told the
EDC that a personnel
change within the com-
pany "has temporarily
delayed the project".
"I have been
assured that the proj-
ect will be moving for-
ward soon," she said.
The Wacissa
River Park: This proj-.
ect involves the devel-
opment of a low-
impact ecotourism
park on a combined 32-
acre .r property that
Jefferson County
recently acquired at
the river's headwaters
via both a purchase
and a special agree-
ment with the
Suwannee River Water
Management District
(SRWMD).
Conley reported
that: "A subcommittee
within the Jefferson
County Parks and
R e c r e a t i o n
Department is working
on a plan to manage
the interim activities
at thesite and is also
developing a manage-
ment plan for approval
by the Florida


he will have to begin
budgeting $50,000
annually to rehabili-
tate the different pump
stations, he said.
If the FDEP
allowed the city to use
the $1.4 million, how-
ever, it would allow for
the upgrade of eight to
10 pump stations at
one time, he said.
"That would make
for a fantastic collec-
tion system and pump
stations", Wingate
said.
On a related topic,
the City Council on
June 4 interviewed the
three top engineering


firms out of the 10
that submitted propos-
als for the design of a
new treatment plant, a
project that's expected
to cost in excess of $2
million.
City officials had
initially thought to
repair the facility,
which is plagued with
structural and other
problems. But after
considering the cost
of the repairs and the
uncertainty that such
an action would cure
all the problems, offi-
cials opted to go with
a new treatment
plant.


Cont. From Page 1


Department of
Environmental
Protection (FDEP), the
SRWMD and other
agencies."
Industrial Park:
This involves the
extension of the road-
way and the water, and
possibly sewer, infra-
structures at the indus-
trial park to accommo-
date the British Tea
and Active Pet Feeds
companies and the Air
Methods helicopter
unit. In the process of
doing the necessary
roadwork, the county
possibly infringed on a
wetlands area and also
encountered permit-
ting problems that it is
trying to resolve with
theFDEP
.:. "Some permitting
issues have been raised
by the FDEP involving
prior stormwater
work," Conley report-
ed. "We are scheduled
to meet with the FDEP
officials on June 29."
North Florida
E c o n o m i c
Development
Partnership (NFEDP):
A public/private
regional organization
composed of 14 rural
counties in the north
central part of the
state, the partnership's
aim is to spur econom-
ic development in the
region. The group's lat-
est effort involves


securing federal stimu-
lus money for the
expansion of broad-
band infrastructure in
the region. "Exact
dollar amounts are not
known at this time, but,
we believe that approx-
imately $400 million
will be available for
Florida,, and the part-
nership intends to
apply for $50 to $100
million," Conley
reported. "In the mean-
time, the partnership
has requested $300,000
from the Governor's
Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic
Development to con-
duct a feasibility study
to identify our needs,
assess how we com-
pare to the rest of the
state. and develop a
sustainable, business
model."
The expected bene-
ficiaries of an expand-
ed broadband network
include educational
and governmental
facilities, health care
units, nonprofit and
economic development
organizations, and
commercial enterpris-
es.
Conley also alluded
to several inquiries
and potential projects
that are in the works,
but she declined to
comment on them, cit-
ing the need for confi-
dentiality at present.


late Monday after-
noon indicated that
the judge had not yet
signed the order; or
if he had, it was still
in the process of
being recorded,
according to Deputy
Clerk Sherry Sears.
As for the reason
that the mediation
had failed, Shirley
said the county had
been fine with the
deal that had been
negotiated. But he
said the breakdown
had occurred
between the neigh-
boring property
owners and the race-
track people. Shirley
did not elaborate,
merely saying that a
resolution of the dif-
ferences between the
latter two apparently
had become extreme-
ly complicated.
Ridgecrest Farms
and the several other
plaintiffs in the suit
filed their complaint
against the Jefferson
County Commission
and the Tallahassee
Karting Organiza-
tion LLC on Sept. 15,
2004, following, the
commission's
approval of the con-

Ag Bill


the people of the State
of Florida. The passage
of, this legislation
m 4ens, Florida will be
able to access critical
resources to respond to
plant pests and dis-
eases on a timely basis
- and do so while the
threats are still con-
fined to a smaller area
with less potential dev-
astation."
The Interstate Pest
Control Compact, is
made up of thirty-
seven agriculture pro-
ducing states that
share resources to com-
bat plant pest infesta-
tions. The new law will
ensure Florida can con-
tinue to participate in,
and benefit from, the
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troversial racetrack.
At issue was the
commission's
approval of the proj-
ect as a special
exception use in an
agriculture land-use
zone. The plaintiff
argued that the com-
mercial/ recreation-
al nature of the race-
track was inconsis-
tent and incompati-
ble with the allow-
able uses in agricul-
tural zones, as cited
in the Jefferson
County Comprehen-.
sive Plan.
What's more, the
plaintiffs argued, the
location of the race-
track on the particu-
lar site off Big Joe
Road constituted a
violation of the
Comprehensive
Plan's prohibition
against allowing
development within
a 100-year floodplain.
The plaintiffs also
complained that the
racing events the
facility sponsored
produced excessive
noise and traffic
congestion in the
area.
Subsequent to
the plaintiffs' com-


plaint, county offi-
cials amended the
Comprehensive Plan
specifically to allow
for racetracks in
agricultural zones
and for certain types
of development
within floodplains.
It was the argument
of attorneys for the
county and the go-
kart racetrack that
the changes to the
Comprehensive Plan
made the complaint
irrelevant. The
plaintiffs, for their
part, argued that the
amendments didn't
change the fact that
the cited prohibi-
tions had existed
when county offi-
cials had approved
the facility.
Dormant for long
periods of time after
the initial activity
following its filing,
the complaint
returned to life in
recent months, pos-
sibly as a result of
indications by the
racetrack owners
that they planned to
request that county
officials allow motor-
cycle racing at the
facility


Cont. From Page 1


vent the spread of
plant pest infestations;
"We can -now do a bet-
ter job of protecting
our agriculture and
environmental
resources. This is a big
win for our Florida
farmers and growers",
said Representative
Bembry.
"I am proud of the
work we put in to pass-
ing this important leg-
islation. We made sure
that the Florida
Legislature knew how
critical this was to our
agricultural communi-
ty and I am grateful for
their unanimous sup-
port," exclaimed
Bembry.
Governor Charlie
C.vioi+ ir. fl tht l i oln-


Agriculture
Commissioner Charles.
Bronson.-The bill goes
into effect on July 1st.


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JUNE 17
Monticello Kiwanis
Club meets every
Wednesday at noon at the
Jefferson Country Club
on Boston Highway for
lunch, program, and a
meeting. Contact
President Katrina
Walton at 997-5516 for
club information..
JUNE 17 27
Jefferson Arts is


hosting an exhibit featur-
ing new works by area
premier artists', view
works of art from all
mediums. As part of the
Monticello Watermelon
Festival, light refresh-
.merts will also be served
Saturday, June 20 in ithe-
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 Saturdays from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m., or by
appointment. Jefferson
Arts, Inc. is a non-profit
group with a goal of pro-
moting art and art educa-
tion in the Monticello
area of North Florida and
South Georgia. For more
information, contact the
Gallery at
www.jeffersonartsgallery.
com or 997-3311.
JUNE 18
The Scarlet O'Hatters
of Monticello will gather
at 12 p.m. on Thursday at


Hat groups are planning
to attend.'
JUNE 18
AA meetings are held
8 p.m. on Thursdays at
the Christ Episcopal
Church Annex, 425. North
Cherry Street. For more
information call 997-2129
or 997-1955.
JUNE 18
Watermelon Festival
Fashion Show and
Luncheon hosted by
Monticello Woman's Club
and Farmers and
Merchants Bank 12 'p.m.
Thursday at the
Monticello Opera House.
Fashions by Milady's


Agency Call Pat Hall or
Melissa Watson at 997-
8231 for additional infor-
mation. They can tell you
what services are cur-
rently being provided.
CACAA will be working 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third
Thursday at .the First
Baptist Church of Lloyd.
JUNE 18
The Tallahassee
Automobile Museum will
offer "Florida History" 5
to 8 p.m. the third
Thursday of each month.
Call 942-0137 for more
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tions.
JUNE 19
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at-noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. On
this day members will meet
early at the Monticello
Opera House to prepare for
the annual BBQ. Serving
will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost
is $7.50 adults and $5 chil-
dren. Contact President
James Muchovej at 980-
6509 for more informa-
tion.


was held on Saturday, the Monticello Opera Shop, models from the
June 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm House for the community! Tickets on
Jue 13, zuu2 at *.1:u pm '
from Union Chapel AME -Watermelon Festival sale now at Milady's,
i.f : Luncheon and Fashion FMB, MWC members,
Church, with burial fol- Show. Contact Queen and 'Chamber of
lowing at the church; Mum Rowena Daniel at Commerce.
cemetery 997-2129, or arrin- JUNE 18
Viewing/visitation vad@nettally.com for tick- You may qualify for
was. on Friday,. June 12,. et information. Tickets, assistance from Capital
2009, from 4:00 7:30 pm, are $15. Several area Red Area Community Action
at Union Chapel. Tillman -
Funeral Home Fr a it 'V'"
Tallahassee, is serving'
the Rolax family The First Baptist Church of Monticello will be
Survivors, include holding their Vacation Bible School the week of June
her sisters, Neaner Mae 22 thru June 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at
Rolat and Catherine 8:45 p.m. each evening. Each evening will begin with a
Isaacs of Quincy and light supper and end with a light snack in the fellow-
Emma Lee Murray of ship hall. The theme is Crocodile Dock.: Pre-registra-
Detroit, MI; her brother, tion will be held on Saturday, June 20th from 11 a.m.
Robert Rolax of Quincy;, until 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the.church.
her nephew and caregiv- There will also be a hamburger lunch available to all
er,, Hersehell (Veronica) seeking refuge from the heat and needing a cool place
Rolax of Quincy and a to sit for a moment. The lunch will cost $3.00 and
host of nieces, nephews, include a hamburger, chips and a drink. The fellow-
other relatives and ship and smilingfaces are thrown in for free. If you
friends. are interested in more information about the vacation


'MS. Rolax was prede-
ceased by her parents,"
Henry and Lucy Thigpen
Rolax; a sister, Lucille
Rolax Williams and her
brothers, ,Clarence.
James, and William
Rolax.


BENJAMIN BRIGHT


Benjamin Franklin
*Bright, 53, 'of
Monticello, FL died on
June 4, 2009 in Bristol,
FL.
Graveside service
was held at 11:00 am on
Saturday, June 13, 2009
at Ashville Community
Cemetery'in Monticello.
Viewing/visitation was
held from 2:30 7:30 im
on Friday, June,12, 2009
at Tillman 'Funeral
Home in Monticello.
A 'native of
Monticello, he. graduat-,
ed : from Jefferson
County High School in
1976. At age 18, he began
working with Dove
Roofing of Tallahassee,
FL where he remained
for over 20 years. He was.
an avid hunter and fish-
erman and enjoyed
these sports with his sis-'
ter, Sarah.' Ben was a
huge fan ofu all athletics,
especially .; FSU
Seminoles football, base-
ball and basketball.
Benjamin leaves to
cherish his memory: A
devoted niece and care-
giver Marcia Plummer
of .:Tallahassee, his.


bible school agenda please call the churchat 997-2349.
See you Saturday!

RELAY FOR LIFE WRAP UP

PARTY SCHEDULED! UNE 23


The 2009 Relay for
Life Wrap Up Party,


mother Rachael Bright;
four- sisters Mary. (Rev.
Lee). Plummer, Martha
Bright all of Monticello,
iSarah (Curtis) Ling,'
June .iBright all ,of
Tallahassee; one brother.
Wayne (Kala) Bright of
Tallahassee; sister-n- -
law, Leartis Bright of.
Winter Park, FL; one ..
aunt Thelma Wright of
Philadelphia, PA;
nephews, Darin (Terris)
Thomas of Athens, GA,
Dwayne Plummer" of William Massey,
Tallahassee, ..Wesley Captain with the JCSO, is
Fr er 'of, Monticello: pictured donning a.Relay
Morris Bright of. A For Life crown during the
2009 Relay Kick-Off dinner,
nieces, Ladana Ling of that was held in January at
Jacksonville, FL, the Opera House.
Wa Jr. pd a :, THe Opera House.
Brittany,. Frazier., of
'Monticello, Bett~y
Bright, Elaine Bright of.
Winter Park, FL; a close
friend of the family !
Ulysses Frazier of:
Lamont, FL ;, numerous :U
great nieces and
nephews, cousins and
friends including his co-
workers at Dove Roofing
Company Tallahassee.
Ben's father, Wadie
Bright, Sr. and a brother, C9. f 8 g Z (! # .
Wadie, Jr. predeceased THE PRESCRiPTIO
him in death. c -!- nTh


SARTHUR JOSEPH KREBS
Arthur Joseph Walnut St., Monticello,
Krebs,'age 43 died June Florida 32344.
11, '2009 in North Mr. Krebs was a resi-
Carolina. : -dent of Hayesvile, N.C.
Funeral services. arnd wag a native :of-
were held Tuesdan; June Orlando, FL and a for-
16,2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the mer resident of
First United Methodist Monticello. He owned
-Church,in Monticello. Joe's Excavating;,
internmentt followed, the Company in Hayesille.;
service at Evergreen' He enjoyed fishing, jet'
Cemetery in skiing and golf. He was
Jacksonville, FL. The of the Methodist faith.
family received friends He is, survived by
Monday, June 15, his Mother & Father
2009 from 5 7 p.m. at Bobbie & Jack Krebs of
Beggs Funeral Home Monticello; one half sis-
Monticello Chapel, 485 E. ter Jenny Lee (Jerry)
-Dogwood Street, Wouters -- of
Monticello, FL. In lieu of Indianapolis, IN; and
flowers donations may be one nephew Daniel Lee
made to the First United Wouters of Indianapolis,
Methodist Church, 324 W IN.


Ms. Annette Rolax,
83, of' Quincy's Sawdust
community, died in,
Quincy, FL at Riverchase
Care Center on Friday,
June 5, 2009.
A native and lifelong
'resident of Quincy, Ms.
Rolax was a retired
Gadsden County teacher,
having taught at several
District Schools, includ-
ing St. John Elementary,
Chattahoochee
Elementary and Salem
Elementary She was edu-
cated in the public
schools of Gadsden
County and was awarded
degrees from Edwards-
Waters College and
Florida A&M University
Ms. Rolax had been a
lifelong member of
Union Chapel AME
Church in Sawdust,
where she had served in
numerous capacities,
including superintend-'
ent of, the Sunday School.
She;:was, an. avid fisher-
man, aJd loved garden-
ing.
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Take a Vacation
Provided by Robert J. Davison
Summer is almost here. And for many people,
summer is synonymous with "vacation." If you
have children or grandchildren, they're most likely
on vacation from school, and if you've got the
time and motivation, you may take a family vaca-
tion over the next few months. But there's one
part of your life that should never go on vacation
- and that's your investment portfolio.
How can you keep your investments working for
you in all seasons? Here are a few suggestions to
consider:
* Don't stop investing. If you want your invest-
ment dollars to continue working, you can't
pull them out of the "work force." Unfortu-
nately, many people try to do just that by
jumping out of the financial markets when
they're slumping. By doing so, these investors
reason, they can avoid taking heavy losses
while they bide their time until the market re-
covers. But if you make a habit out of trying
to avoid the market's bad days, you may end
up missing some of its good ones. No one can
predict when a bull market will begin, so if
you're out of the market when it starts, your
"vacation" from investing could prove expen-
sive.
* Don't rely too much on "lazy" investments.
:Some investments, by their nature, are going
to work harder to help you achieve your long-
term goals. To be precise, stocks and stock-
based accounts have the potential to help
provide the growth you need, though of course
:the value of these securities can constantly
fluctuate. Conversely, "lazy" securities such as
certificates of deposit may produce returns that
barely keep up with inflation. That's not to say
there's no place for these types of investments
in your portfolio after all, they provide
both current income and a high degree of
preservation of principal but you simply
can't rely on them to offer the long-term re-
turns that can help you retire comfortably or
attain other objectives.
* Don't let your portfolio drift. If you buy a few
investments here and there, without rhyme or
reason, your portfolio may never work as hard
for you as it should. And that's why you need
to develop a solid, cohesive, long-term invest-
ment strategy one that accommodates your
risk tolerance, time horizon and specific goals.
Once you've established such a strategy, you
can use it to determine the right investment
mix for your portfolio. Over time, you may
need to adjust that mix in response to changes
in the financial world and your own life, but
Overall it should stay true to your strategy.
As you go through life, you'll find it important to
take a vacation now and then, to escape from the
pressures of work and to enjoy extra time with
family and friends. But there's no reason to ever
give your investments a day off so do what you
can to keep them gainfully employed.

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
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205 E. Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Bus. 850-997-2572 Fax 866-462-9184
Cell 850-933-3329
robert.davison@edwardjones.com
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ANNETTE ROLAX


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Center, in Capps, FL;
Award winners will
.be recognized, 'and team
plaques awarded.
Attendees are asked to
bring a covered dish and
to join the party for food,
fun and fellowship.
Because the
Watermelon Festival
Parade is scheduled for
Saturday, June 20, any-,
one interested in joining
the parade, or who has
ideas for a float, or just
wants to help out wher-
ever needed, is asked to
contact Dana Lastinger
at 508-2174, or by email
at:lastingerd@transfield
service.com






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i 34a.Iey Ved
j..R. Walker and Nicole Halev were m.ar-
n ed on Ma rc 28, 2009 at Pebble Hill
Plantation. They honeymooned in Barcelona
and Valencia, Spain.

of Waukeenah and attended Aucilla
Christian Academy. Nicole is the daughter
of Walt and Carolyn Haley of Tallaassee.
SThey will now reside in Tallahassee,
where she works for Hospice and he manages
a family dairy in Quitman, GA.


Waukeenah
Highway/CR259

Next door to the KOA


For questions contact:
Sharon Lenzo-997.8042


Children Must Keep Clear Of Mail Carrier Vehicles


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Monticello
Postmaster Jim Bennett
asks parents to teach
children to keep clear of
mail delivery vehicles,
and to pick up the mail
only after the vehicle
leaves the scene.
Adults, while com-
plaining about bills, still
look forward td the mail.
Children pick up on this
and eagerly look for-
ward to the arrival of
*the mail carrier.


Sometimes there's even
a competition,about who
gets the honor of taking
it to Mom or Dad.
This youthful exu-
berance, combined with
a lack of understanding,
can make a dangerous,
even deadly, combina-
tion, Bennett states.
"Letter carriers are
always on the lookout
for kids, pets, and other
vehicles," Bennett said.
"However, we can all
improve our chances of
avoiding an accident by
teaching children what


they must do
to protect
themselves."
He sug-
gests that
children,
when they see
the U.S. Mail
delivery vehi-
cle, stay clear
of the road-
side box, and
wait in the
yard at a safe
distance, until Po!
the delivery
vehicle is gone.
Then, and only then,


stmaster Jim Bennett

should they retrieve the
mail.


Registration forms
available

Open to all children
ages44.11.

Drop offs welcome


Vacation Bible School
June 22-6,2009


From 6:oo pm 8:3o pm daily
Ages: 412

ic~fisiwith ,wil kb, 'd cadi ighl at ( 61O4


native Karl E. White
son of Dr. Lettie D
White and the late SF(
County Willie C "Sarge".White
was one of Florida A&M
-University (FAMU
alumni inducted into
the FAMU College o
Pharmacy am
P ha r m ic e-i t ic a
Sciences (COPPS
Gallery of Distinction

Hill


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
SThe Rotary Clubs of
Jefferson, Tallahassee,
and. Wakulla held an
"Ethics in. Business"
Award Luncheon, in
memory of Bill Dugger,
April 8, 2009.
The luncheon was
held at the Leon County
Civic Center, in
Tallahassee, with 15
nominees recognized
this year.
Jefferson County's
Ned Hill was nominated
by one of his former


May 1. Authority Retirement
S White is a 1983 grad- Fund and vice chair of
uate of Jefferson the Board of Trustees of
County High School and the University of
he is currently a FAMU Massachusetts.
Board Trustee member, The Florida A&M
a 1988 bachelor of sci- COPPS over the past 25
ence graduate in phar- years has inducted into
macy, and earned his the gallery 27 distin-
masters in business guished community
administration gradu- leaders. The Gallery of
ate from theUniversity Distinction is a formal
of Chicago, in 1995. He is and public recognition
also the founder and by the College of
CEO of Garci'an & Pharmacy and
Company,LLC. Pharmaceutical
White was appoint- Sciences of many out-
ed to the FAMU Board of standing contributions
Trustees in 2007 and of college alumni,
serves as chairman of administrators, faculty,
the audit committee and, and staff to the commu-
' vice chair of the budget nity and society at large.
Sand finance committee. The induction into
White also serves as the gallery is reserved
' chairman of the Board for very few individuals
of Ancora who have, by their
) Pharmaceuticals, Inc., impact, improved the
0 in which over the past college, the community'
Seven years, has served the quality of'-'"ifey
d, in key positions as exec- and/or enhanced the
Sutive director and CIO of reputation of the college
Sthe Massachusetts. Bay and. university by their
' Transportati on actions.

Nominated For


clients, Frank Jones,
from the Northside BP
Service Station on
Thomasville Road, in
Tallahassee.
The theme for this
,prestigious award cere-
mony was: "The greatest
virtue is having the wis-
dom to know, and do
what is right for all."
SThis was a very fit-
ting theme for all of the
award nominees
because they all give of
themselves to others
with their high ethics in
business. Their ethics
have been witnessed in


their daily living by the
people they have served
for many years.
Hill is an active
member of New Bethel
AME Church) and is
married to Carolyn Hill.
He is the son of Arneter
Hill, of Monticello, and
the late Ned Hill Sr.
His family and
friends are very proud of
his achievement and
congratulate him on his
nomination, and for the
great ethics the good
Lord instilled in him,
and in his daily service
to others.


White Inducted Into FAMU

Pharmacy Gallery of Distinction


Karl White with his mother, Dr. Lettie White.


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson


SDISI METHODIST CHURCH


Ethics In Business Award


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Watermelon Festival Fun Continues


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Beginning the final
events of the 59th
Watermelon Festival, is
the Luncheon and Fashion
Show, noon, Thursday,
June 18 at the Opera House
and presented by the
Monticello Woman's Club
ahd Farmers and
Merchants Bank.
The menu includes
chicken salad, congealed
salad, cantaloupe, and zuc-
chini bread.
Ladies of the commu-
nity will model fashions
presented by Milady's
Shop. Betsy Gray will once
again emcee the event.
Tickets are $15, avail-
able at the Chamber of
Commerce, Milady's Shop
or from any Woman's Club
member.
Rotarians will host
their annual Watermelon
Festival barbecue 5 p.m.,
until 8 p.m. Friday, June 19
at the Opera House.
Tickets are available at
the Chamber of Commerce
for $7.50 for adults and $5
for children under
12. Tickets will also be
available at the door.
Eat in, or carry out
meals are available and
! consist of the Rotary
Club's famous barbecue
Boston Butt, corn on the,
cob, secret recipe baked
beans, coleslaw, bread, iced
tea and a wide variety of
homemade desserts, pre-
pared by female spouses
and/or club members.
Preparations begin
about 7 a.m., with some 20-
25 people from Team
Rbtary behind the scenes
working. to %.prepare the;
food. The aroma of Boston
Butts slowly grilling wafts
permeates the City while
Rotarians husk the corn
and prepare it for cooking..
When the meat is
cooked, it is cut, chopped
and seasoned, late in the
day Baked beans are start-
ed at about noon, and fresh
coleslaw is prepared.


In 2008, more than 500
meals were sold and some
$2,000 raised for club schol-
arships promoting voca-
tional studies for local
youth.
The Children's
Theatre will present the
musical "Hot Dogs, Cool
Cats", 7 p.m. Friday, June
19; 11:30 a.m., Saturday
June 20 and Saturday, June
27.
Detective Sam
Spadeneuter solves the
mystery of the missing kit-
tens, who lost their mit-
tens, in this original musi-
cal produced, written,
choreographed, musically
and dramatically directed
by Melanie Mays, with stu-
dent writer Alexandra
Brookins, assistant direc-
tor.
Will Spadeneuter find
the missing kittens and
their mittens? Will the
Bad Dog Pack get away
with their diabolical plan?
Will the Jefferson -County'
Humane Society save the
day? Find out the answer
to these questions and
more as you follow the
clues with Detective Sam.
Some of the proceeds
from the June 27 presenta-
tion will benefit the
Jefferson County Humane
Society. Society members
will be on hand June 27
selling hotdogs and drinks,
and plan to have some ani-
mals there from the shelter
who are looking for good
homes. Cash and food
donations for the Humane
Society will be accepted
during all performances. '
Tickers are $5 for
adults and $2 for children.
For further information
contact the Opera ouseat
997-4242.
'The ifWtemelon
Festival Street Dance will
be held from 7:30 p.m. until
10:30 p.m. Friday, June 19,
on the street by the Lotto
stage (Dogwood and
Cherry) and entertain-
ment will be provided by
the popular Purvis
Brothers' Band, Encore.
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All are invited to stop by,
kick up their heels and
have a great time.
The Arts and Crafts
Show will be open 1 to 9
p.m. Friday June 19, and 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
June 20. Vendors come
from all over the region
with many beautiful and
unique items.
You'll see live plants,
hand-crafted toys, jewelry,
hair accessories, collecta-
bles, animals from the
Jefferson County Humane
Society, and more.
The annual Farmers
and Merchants Bank
breakfast 7 to 9 a.m.
Saturday, June 20, will
open the day's festivities.
Tasty spicy 'smoked
sausage, bacon, scrambled
eggs, grits, biscuit, coffee
and orange juice will be
served, in the FMB park-
ing lot.
The annual Kiwanis 5-
K Melon Run will begin at
8:15 a.m., Saturday, June 20
on South Water Street in
front of the old Jefferson
County High School gym-
nasium.
Registrations prior to
June 20 are $12, which
includes an event T-shirt,
or $10 without the T-shirt.
Regsitration the day of the
race is $15. Available sizes
for the T-shirts are child,
14-16 and adult, small,
medium, large and extra


large.
Awards will be given
in each of the following
age groups: under 10, 10-
14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,
35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-
59, 60-64, and 65 and older.
Awards will also be given
to the top male and female,
overall, masters, and local.
To register prior to
the race contact Rob
Mazur at 997-3912, 342-0817,
or 559-0095.
The second annual
Wally Bentley Memorial
Car Show will be held
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in
the FMB parking lot.
The Tallahassee
Region of the Antique
Automobile Club of
America (TRAACA) will
sponsor the car show
which honors the late
Wally Bentley, a long-time
Jefferson County resident
and TRAAC member.
The show is open to a
variety of vehicles, such
as: antiques, classics,
motorcycles, trucks, and
modified, many of which
will be driven in the
parade before parking in
the FMB parking lots.
An awards ceremony
and raffle for cash prizes
will begin at 2 p.m.
For additional infor-
mation or a registration
form, visit the TRAAC
website at
www.aaca.org/tracca.


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The 59th Annual
Watermelon Festival
Parade begins at 10 a.m.
This year's them is Islands
in the Stream, which
offers a wide variety of
design options.
You may see a
Hawaiian or Bahamas
style -entry, or perhaps,
canoes or inner tubes. It
all depends on the perspec-
tive and creativity of each
entrant. Come sail away
with Jeffersonians on the
courthouse circle and lis-
ten to the exciting
announcements and dis-
cover who will win the
awards.
Winston Lee is the
Parade Grand Marshal
this year. He designed the
plan and acquired the
funding for the downtown
beautification, which
includes those beautiful
towering palm trees and
green spaces around the
courthouse Other projects
include the Jordan


Memorial Park on Pearl
Street, the Boots Thomas
Memorial update, the
County administrative
offices, and the
Courthouse Annex.
All are urged to visit
the Member Artist Exhibit
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Jefferson Arts Gallery,
located at 575 West
Washington Street.
Admission is free and
guests are invited to
'browse the gallery and see
the works of many local
talented artists, displaying
in all mediums; oil, pas-
tels, watercolor, wood
carving, wood turning,
pottery, ceramics and fiber
arts.
Take a tour of the
classroom and resident
artist studios. Ongoing
classes for children and
adults are available.
Check out the new pottery
studio and kiln, and shop
in this one-of-a-kind gift
shop and gallery


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and wishes you a
Happy Watermelon Festival!


2009 Watermelon Festival Baby Photo Contest Winners


Winners of the
Watermelon Festival Baby
Contest will be announced
at the Street Dance, 7 p.m.
Friday June 19. The win-
ners will also ride in the
Festival Parade, Saturday,
June 20.


Male and female win-
ners and their age. brackets
follow:
Newborn to 5 Months:
Girl: Angela Ishikawa
Williams, parents Tony
Williams and Lorene Hurd.
Boy: Mason James


Bonfanti, parents Michael
and Rebecca Bonfanti
Six iMonths to 12
Months: Girl: Kendall tate
Perdue, parents Chad and
Leslie Perdue. Boy: Kaleb
Ryan McLeod, parents
Matthew and Chasity


Newborn to 5 months girl: Angela Williams


McLeod.
One Year Olds: Girl:
Harleigh Marie Derrickson,
parents Kenny and Julie
Derrickson. Boy: Kanny
River Andrews, parents
Rick and Ellen Andrews.
Two Year Olds: Girl:


Lena Grace Sullivan, par-
ents Janson and Ali
Sullivan. Boy: Tyler James
Boland, parents Blue &
Vicki Boland.
Three Year Olds: Girl:
Desiree Noel Young, par-
ents Christina and Jay
Young.

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There was no three year old
boy entered.
Four Year Olds: Girl:
Caroline Emily Taylor, par-
ents Linsey and Phillip
Taylor.
Boy: Joseph Francis
Salancy, parents Ann and
Fred Salancy


6-12 month boy: Kaleb McLeod







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Two Year Old Girl: Lena Sullivan


Three Year Old Girl: Desiree Young Four Year Old Girl: Caroline Taylor


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Worker processing Tung nuts at the Tungston
processing mill in 1946.


ALFA HUNT
Monticello News
'Staff Writer
Tung oil was one of
the major industries for
Jefferson County during
the early to. mid-1900s.
Since then the industry
has greatly declined.
All parts of the
Tung tree are poison-
ous, but the nut is con-
sidered the most toxic.
Tung has been grown in
China and surrounding
areas in Southeast Asia
for 40 centuries and is
specifically grown for
,the oil, which is extract-
ed from its seed, or nut.
At one time, Tung oil
was considered to be
"'the world's finest
quick-drying paint oil."
SThe role, which
Tung oil played in the
manufacturing of paint
products and furniture
wood treatments, has
now been replaced by
soybean' oil and other
synthetics. Tung
orchards were lost to
late spring freezes and
'the closing of local
mills. Regardless of this
fact, some orchards in
Jefferson County were
still functioning in the
late 1960s and early
1970s.
When Hurricane
Camille devastated the
Gulf Coast areas of
L o u i s i a a ,
Mississippi, and
Alabama, the Tung oil
industry was brought to
an end. A former Tung
.producer, Fred laukes,
was quoted as saying,


"We tried to truck our
nuts to Bogalusa for a
year or two, but it was a
lost cause. Price support
of 22 cents per pound
left us no margin."
Tung was intro-
duced into Florida in
1906 and by the. late
1950s there were over
12,000 acres of Tung
being planted within the
borders of Jefferson
'County, making it the
center of Florida's Tung
production.
In the late 1920s,
Florida agriculturists
had begun discussing
the possibilities of pro-
ducing Tung oil then
the fourth largest chem-
ical comniodity being
imported into the
United States in
Jefferson County.
Summit Nurseries was
the first Jefferson
County producer of
Tung trees, even though
some farmers in
Alachua County were
already growing Tung.
.In 1930, Summit
Nurseries was selling
Tung trees. A carload
was shipped to
Clermont, around
which time H.B. Chase
had purchased the 2,550-.
acre Anderson planta-
tion at Lamont as well
as the slightly smaller
Jumpie Run plantation
southwest of
Monticello. Both planta-
tions were planted with
Tung trees, making
Jumpie Run the third
largest Tung plantation
in the county


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By 1939, the Chase
Groves near Lamont
were growing 1,250
acres of Tung tress and
the rest of the land was
being prepared for the
planting of more. The
Groves were reported as
"the most prolific grove
in the state" and a fine
"example of scientific
*growing of this Chinese
immigrant to Florida,"
by the Monticello News.
With World War II
now in full effect, the
supply of Tung oil from
China had been com-
pletely cut off and the
Florida industry
boomed since it sup-
plied more than one-
third of the nation's
Tung oil.
There were several
other smaller planta-
tions within the county,
which planted' Tung
trees. The owners of
these groves would haul
the nuts they gathered
to larger operators for
processing. John Kelly
of the 400-acre Bellamy
Plantation is an exam-
ple of such an arrange-
ment. After picking the
Tung nuts by hand,
Kelly would then haul
the nuts to the Jumpie
Run plantation, which
would then dry and
crush the nuts for him.
The American Tung
Groves Incorporated at
Capps owned more than
3,000 trees by the late
1930s. The Chase Groves
were purchased around
1940 by the General
Tung Corporation
which was then owned
by Carter Carnegie.
Even though the indus-
try was considered to
have been "in its infancy
by 1940," as historian
Jerrell Shofner states,
the county was nonethe-
less growing an average
of 6,000 trees and sow-
ing of Tung fields were
still an annual occur-
rence. Production of
Tung in 1940 was about
3,000,000 pounds, which
translates into about
$100,000.
Tung oil was used in
paint, varnish,
linoleum, as well as
printer's ink. In the
early part of the 20th cen-
tury, Tung nuts were
picked by hand and then
taken to drying sheds'
where they were then
crushed by large


machines. The oil that
was extracted from the
nuts was then placed in
containers:
The General Tung
Corporation spent
around $85,000 to build a


deling *0mecks
Ins Soffit &A FOCI
emomtt indowS emf,
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new plant in Lamont in
1948, only to have it
totally consumed by a
fire shortly after.
Insurance covered most
of the damage, and
another plant was con-
structed.
Mrs. Carter
Carnegie sold the
General Tung
Plantation in 1963 to J.N.
Holcomb for $215,000.
Holcomb would rename
the plantation,
Magnolia Hills, and
while continuing to pro-
duce Tung on the planta-
tion, he also introduced
a large herd of cattle.
Sometime afterwards it
became known as the
Tungsten Plantation
and was later purchased
by the St. Joe Paper
Company. Ed C. Wright,
a St. Petersburg real
estate tycoon, rented the
property from the paper
company and L.H.
Crampton operated it


for him.
L.H. Crampton, who
was the general manger
of the Tungston
Plantation, as well 'a
the successor to the
American Tung Groves,
was still using 150 har-
vest hands in the early,
1960s. In addition to the
labor force in his hands,
Crampton purchased
two Rainacher har-
vesters with companion
sweepers, which cost
over $10,000 each. The
machines now did most
of the work, leaving
hands to only pick up
the nuts left on the
ground in windows.
In 1966, Gerry Bros
and Co., including
Edward Gerry of the
Pinckney-Hill
Plantation, purchased
Wright's interest in the.
Tungston Plantation;
Tung oil was processed
there until 1971.
By the 1960s, syn-


thetic products had
begun to replace Tung
oil. Apparently, Tung oil
can be produced and
shipped from China
much cheaper than it
can be produced here.
By the 1970s, the Tung
oil industry 'was fading.
Since the 1970s,
Florida's Tung
orchards have been
bulldozed and the land
has been turned into
pastures and cultivated
to grow pines. Today,
there is little evidence
of the thriving Tung
i n d u s t ry .
For several years, a
sign reading
"TUNGSTON"
remained standing out-
side of Capps, but it was
destroyed when US 19
was widened.
Today, one may still
spot a Tung tree in the
woods, often in a loca-
tion far from any of the


original


orchards.


in 1961.


'QUr-\lOJ


ALFA HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Burial at sea is a prac-ice.
born of necessity, which has
been in use for a long tinie.
When sailors were out at
sea, it made absolutely no:
sense for them to carry a dead
body on board for weeks or
'inonths-at a time, until they
returned to shore. Instead. the
body was buried at sea.
In ancient times, bodies of
dead sailors were sown in a


sack of heavy cloth. Heavy weights
were placed in this makeshift coffin
along with the body. A proper reli-
gious ceremony would take place and
then the body was lowered overboard.
Although it was easier to just
throw the body overboard, sailors
considered it their duty to give their
fellow sailor a proper burial service
because of a superstition, which was
widely believed at the time.
Sailors believed that if the
deceased did not receive a proper bur-
ial at sea with the religious ceremony,


SeAm


the spirit of the deceased would be
unhappy and return to haunt the
ship.
Many burials at sea took place as
recently as World War II when naval
forces operated at sea for weeks and
months at a time. Since World War II,
many service members, veterans, and
family members have chosen to be
buried at sea.
Today, people who are cremated
sometimes request their ashes be
scattered in the sea making another
form of burial at sea.


Machinery used to process Tung nuts at the Tungston Plantation.

Machinery used to process Tung nuts at the Tungston Plantation.


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RAY CICHON
Monticello News
Managing Editor
Rapidly approaching
its first year in business,
in Monticello, The Brick
House, Eatery at 190
North Jefferson Street
continues to tantalize the
taste buds of its cus-
tomers.
"We serve lunch
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Monday through Satur-
day, and it is our biggest
draw of the day," said co-
owner Justin Johnston.
"Among the more
popular menu items we
serve, are our burgers,
chicken fingers, and spe-
cialty Brick House club
sandwiches," he said.
French fries and rib eye
steak are also popular
items.
Breakfast is served
from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday
and features popular
breakfast items, such as
bacon, sausage, eggs,
along with omelets, waf-
fles and French toast.


Monticello News, Photo by Laz Aleman, June 16, 2009
Staff members at the Brick House were hard at work Tuesday morning, June
16. From left, Gina Johnson, server, cashier; E. J. Webber, chef; and Justin John-


son, co-owner.
The recently added,
brunch served 10 a.m. to


2 p.m. Sunday, is among
the newer additions to
the menu. Friday and
Saturday evenings, 5:30 to
9:30 p.m. features a vari-
ety of seafood, steaks,
pasta and similar items.
Brett Kelly is co-
owner of the Brick
House, and together with
Johnson, the pair works
Sto keep the menu inter-
esting and varied, and in-
troduce new items from
time to time. They cater
to special occasions, and
group meetings, such as
the Monticello Phlockers,
for which they prepare a
.special menu, including.
conch fritters served


with a special sauce.
Johnson remarked
earlier: "I love food, bev-
erages, eating and serv-
ing people," and one only
has to dine at the Brick,
House to see the truth of
his statement. Kelly
works mainly behind the
scenes whipping up the
favorite creations of
their customers.
After closing hours
during the week; the
owners can be found
working on the food prep
they will need the next,.
day
To place an order to
take out, call the Brick
House at 997-2100.


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Monticello News 11A


Jefferson Athletes Recognized At


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Many Jefferson
County Middle/High
School athletes were rec-
ognized for outstanding
performance on the fields
and courts while repre-
senting the Tigers in the
different sports during the
2008-2009 school year,
Saturday, May 16, in the
school cafeteria.
Athletes, coaches,
family, friends, fans and
supporters gathered for
*the event themed, "No
Excuses". Coach Rodell


Thomas, athletic director
and 2008-2009 football
coach teamed up with the
newly hired 2009-2010
Head Football Coach
Willie Spears, who served
as the motivational speak-
er for the evening.
In football, Lenorris
Footman received the
Academic Award;
Brandon Whitfield, the
Highest GPA Award; Nick
Parker, Coach's Award;
Kendal Grant,
Outstanding Defensive
Player; Shane Broxie,
Defensive Award, Breon
Crumity, Offensive Player


of the Year; and Kendrick
Huggins, Running Back of
the Year.
Receiving awards in
volleyball were Kyiah
Massey, Michelle Watson,
and Samaria Martin.
Awards in cheerlead-
ing were received by
Latoria James, Latoya
Footman, Halie Broxie
and Milika Norton.
In softball, awards
were received by Taylor
Clemmons, Jana Barker,
and Alyssa Lewis.
Varsity baseball tro-
phy recipients included
Richard Hawkins and


Nick Parker, both awarded
with certificates of partic-
ipation; Joseph Williams
and Lenorris Footman,
both received the Coach's
Award; and Shane Broxie,
the Highest Academic and
Pitching Awards.
Girl's track team tro-
phy recipients included
Emily Howell, Samaria
Martin and- Shanice
Young.
Boy's track team
members receiving tro-
phies included Kendrick
Huggins, who qualified for
State, Antonio Robinson,
Ramirez Nealy, DeAndre.


Tucker,
State,
James


who qualified
Tony Jac
Ford, H


Ingram, Kevin
Rondray Hop
Kendrick Huggins,
Arnez Ammons.
Receiving awar
girl's basketball
Marisha Barrir
Taylor Clemmons,
Barber, Jamaria C
Keneshia Coates, Sai
Martin and L
Footman, Brianna H
and Emily'Howell.
Receiving aware
boy's basketball
Tarlon Jackson,


Banquet
ed for Noel, Lenorris Footman,
kson, Ramirez Nealy, Shane
:arold Broxie, Denzel Whitfield,
Wade, Harold Ingram and' Chris
)kins, Mays.
and Additional cheerlead-
ers receiving awards dur-
ds in ing the event were
were Mikayla Norton, Palas
igton, Norton, Latoya James,
Jana Malika Norton, Latoya
uyler, Footman and Halie Broxie.
maria New Head Football
,atoya Coach and Athletic
arvey Director Willie Spears,
who also served as the
rds in inspirational speaker for
were the evening, was also pre-
Gene sented with a plaque.


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Photo Submitted
Lenorris Footman re- Photo Submitted
ceived the Academic Brandon Whitfield the,
Award. Highest GPA Award.


Photo Submitted
Nick Parker Coach's
Award.


Photo Submitted
Kendal Grant Out-
standing Defensive Player.


Photo Submitted
Breon Crumity Photo Submitted,
Offensive Player of the Kendrick Huggins -
Year. Running back of the year. .


niolo SuuUiiiiit'u
Receiving an award in
volleyball was Kyiah'
Massey:


Photo Submitted Photo Submitted
Receiving an award in Receiving an award in
volleyball was Micihelle volleyball was Samaria
Watson. Martiid.


Photo Submitted Photo Submitted Photo Submitted,
The: girl's track team Shane Broxie received Joseph, Williams
trophy recipient was both Highest Academic received ,the Coach's.
Shanice Young. and Pitching Awards. Awards ..


Photo Submitted
Awards in cheerleading was received by: (Pictured left to right), Latoria James,
Latoya Footman, Halie Broxie, Milika Norton and Stephanie Footman.





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

GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, 1400 Turbine Drive, Suite 200,
Rapid City, SD 57703,
CASE NO: 2009-69-CA
Plaintiff,
V.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF SAM H. WALKER,
DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS, and JACQUELINE C. WALKER, A/K/A JACQUELINE C.
KIRKLAND,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF SAM H.
WALKER, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS, and JACQUELINE C. WALKER, A/K/A JACQUELINE C.
KIRKLAND:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in
the Circuit.Court, County of Jefferson County, State of Florida, to fore-
close certain real property described as follows:
EXHIBIT "A", TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 68 x 28
MOBILE HOME, 4643AC6, VIN'# GAGMTD03898AB.

DESCRIPTION ( LOT 21 ) Commence at a concrete monument mark-
ifig the Northwet corner of the South Half of the North Half of the
Southwest Quarter of Section 1, Township 1 North, Range 4 East,
Jefferson County, Florida and run North 89 degrees 15 minutes 32 sec-
onds East 664.96 feet to a iron pin in the center of a 60 foot easement,
thence South 00 degrees 30 minutes 55 seconds East, along the center of
said easement, 1293.0 feet to a iron pin, thence North 89 degrees 25 min-
utes 53 seconds East, along the center of said easement, 333.62 feet to
an iron pin in the center at a 50 foot radius cul-de-sac of said easement
for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence from said Point Of Beginning run
North 00 degrees 33 Minutes 57 seconds West 654.77 feet to a concrete
monument, thence North 89 degrees 19 minutes 48 seconds East 333.04
feet to a concrete monument, thence South 00 degrees 37 minutes 00
seconds East 655.36 feet to a concrete monument, thence South 89
degrees 25 minutes 53 seconds West 333.62 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Containing 5.01 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO AND
TOGETHER WITH an ingress, egress and utility easement, said ease-
ment being more particularly described as follows: DESCRIPTION (
EASEMENT) Begin at a concrete monument marking the Northwest
cornq of the South Half of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of
Section 1, Township 1 North, Range 4 East, Jefferson County, Florida
and run North 89 degrees 15 minutes 32 seconds East 694.96 feet to a
concrete monument, thence South 00 degrees 30 minutes 55 seconds
East 1263.09 feet to a concrete monument, thence North, 89 degrees 25
minutes 53 seconds East 263.59 feet to a concrete monument at a 50 foot
radius cul-de-sac,.thence run along the arc of said cul-de-sac having a
radius of 50.0 feet, through a central angle of 286 degrees 15 minutes 37
seconds, for an arc length of 249.80 feet, chord of said arc being South
00 degrees 34 minutes 07 seconds East 60.0 feet to a concrete monu-
ment, thence South 89 degrees 25 minutes 53 seconds West 920.87 feet
to a concrete monument at a 50 foot radius cul-de-sac, thence run along
the arc of aid cul-de-sac having a radius of 50.0 feet, through a central
angle of 286 degrees 15 minutes 37 seconds; for an arc distance of
249.80 feet, chord of said arc being North 00 degrees 34 minutes 07 sec-
onds West 60.0 feet to a concrete monument, thence North 89 degrees 25
minutes 53 seconds East 597.28 feet to a concrete monument, thence
North 00 degrees 30 minutes 55 seconds West 1202.91 feet to a concrete
monument, thence South 89 degrees 15 minutes 32 seconds West 569.50
feet to a concrete monument, thence South 00 degrees 35 minutes 58
seconds West 15.0 feet to a concrete monument, thence South,89 degrees
15 minutes 32 seconds West 140.37 feet to a concrete monument, thence
North 00 degrees 35 minutes 58 second West 498.33 feet to a concrete
monument, thence South 80 degrees 19 minutes 05 seconds West 364.55
feet to a concrete monument, thence North 19 degrees 57 minutes 38
seconds West 621.08 feet to a concrete monument on the South right-of-
way line of County Road 259, thence North 74 degrees 40 minutes 00
seconds East, along said right-of-way line, 60.20 feet to a concrete mon-
ument, thence South 19 degrees 57 minutes 38 seconds East 566.13 feet
to a concrete monument, thence North 80 degrees 19 minutes 05 seconds
East 400.0 feet to a concrete monument, thence Southt 00 degrees 35
minutes 57 seconds East 495.90 feet to the Point Of Beginning.

You are required to file a Written response with the Court and serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle,
Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first
publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the com-
platnt.

Dated this 5th day of June, 2009. CLERK OF COURT
By: Sherry Sears, Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett,
Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. '
2810 Remington Green Circle, Suite A
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 422-2520 (phone)/(850) 422-2567 (fax)
6/17,24/09,c
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NOTICE

In accordance.with Florida Statue a public auction will be
held on July 06, 2009 at 10'00 am..
For 1992 Honda VIN 1HGCB7650NA195183
To be sold AS IS for towing and storage charges conditions
and terms at auction. Stewart's Towipg 175 South Jefferson Street
Monticello, FL 32344. Phone 850-342-1480.
6/17/09,c.

IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR,
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CASE NO. 08-461-CA
MICHAEL W. MONEY,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated June 10, 2009, and entered in Civil Action No.
08-461-CA of the Circuit Court of the. Second' Judicial Circuit in
and for Jefferson County, Florida, wherein the parties were the
Plaintiff, COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK, and the Defendant,
MICHAEL W. MONEY, I will sell to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on the 9th day of July, 2009,
on the front steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse, Monticello,
Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said
Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
Lots 10, 16, and 17, Quail Haven, as per map or plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book B, page 79, of the public records of
Jefferson County, Florida
The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place


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New Nutrition and

Guidelines For Men
We all know that new publication issued,
citing right and exer- by thePCF: ,, '
.sing are good for us. *-Being fat can b' worse
ut exactly what to eat for you than once
ad how much to exer- thought. We all know
.se' are details that that being overweight
,em to be constantly can be a risk factor for
ranging, as heart disease, diabetes
searchers. conduct and stroke. Now comes
ew studies and new word that excess fat -
:ientific discoveries especially around your
e made. middle can produce
For instance, one substances that foster
Ay we're told that cancer growth.
)matoes are critical for Getting nutrients from
ien's health specifi- fruits and vegetables is
illy prostate health -. more healthful than get-
id the next day broc- ting the same nutrients
Ali and pomegranate from-processed foods or
lice top the list. vitamin supplements.
Clarity has now There are many anti-
rrived on critical inflammatory and
ien's health issues. antioxidant substances
he latest science-based in. colorful fruits and
sidelines on nutrition vegetables, whole,
ad exercise as they grains, and spices -
*late to prostate health nearly all of which are
Id cancer prevention absent from processed
ave just been released foods that rely on sugar,
r:the Prostate Cancer salt, and fat for flavor.
foundation (PCF). Focus your diet on fresh
"New research produce, ocean-caught
underscores the impor- fish, and whole grains.
.nce of a diet rich in Drinking beverages
uits and vegetables such as pomegranate-
Id low in processed juice and green and
igars and refined car, black tea can increase
)hydrates. It also calls antioxidant levels.
r approximately 30 Cruciferous vegetables
minutes of daily exer- such as broccoli,
se," says Howard Brussels sprouts, bok.
oule, chief scientist choy, wasabi mustard,
r the PCF. We've also and horseradish all con-
arned that it's not just tain a substance that,
hat we eat, but how we can "sponge up" reac-
)ok it that can make a tive oxygen molecules
fference. before they form free
For example, when radicals that can
eat is cooked to the mutate the genetic
)int of charring it cre- make-up of prostate.
Les a substance that cells.
)uld cause prostate Overcooking meat at
incer." high temperatures pro-
Here are some high- duces a cancer-causing
ghts from the latest substance that has been
sidelines for men's shown to cause prostate
health, according to cancer. In addition,
Nutrition, Exercise charbroiling red meat.
id Prostate Cancer." a or chicken with its skin


Father's Day does-
n't just have to be a day
for presents for Dad.
It's a great time for fun
educational activities
that parents can enjoy
together with their
kids.
"Moms typically
garner much of the
spotlight when it comes
to encouraging parents
to read with their chil-
dren and play educa-
tional games together.
But participation by
both parents is key,"
said A


Exercise

's Health
intact, produces anoth-
er set of carcinogens.
Use alternate cooking
methods, such as steam-
ing or baking instead of
charbroiling or pan-fry-
ing. When grilling. mar-
inate meat and turn it
frequently to reduce
charring.
SExcess sugar doesn't
just make you fat it
can be a prime energy
source for cancers. It
also causes your body
to produce more insulin
which can lead to dia-
betes and even prostate
cancer.
SExercise 30 minutes
daily, or at a minimmn
30 minutes three times
a week. Avoiding the
muscle loss common
with aging, inactivityN
and hormonal therapies
and/or gaining muscle
through increased pro-
tein intake and exer-
cise can help you main
tain a healthy weight..
giving you more energy
and better health.
For more details on
the latest guidelines for
prostate health, visit
www.pcf.org, where you
can download or order
the new guide,
"Nutrition, Exercise
and Prostate Cance"r.
SHowever, changing
dietary patterns and
exercise habits is not
easy. You need to make
time and commit at a
deep level.
For more informa-
tion on men's health
and prostate cancer,
visit www.pcf.org.


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Sharon Darling, presi,
dent and founder of the
National Center for
Family Literacy
(NCFL). "We needn't
forget that Dads need to
step up to the plate, as
well, encouraging their
children to develop
important reading and
math skills"
Here are some
,great ideas from the
NCFL for inexpensive
and fun Father's Day
activities that can get
kids thinking
and learning:
S Combine
reading with
a ftn excur-
sion:. Visit a
museum and
bring home a
book about
animals, sci-
ence or art
that you can
then read
together.
S lake it a
counting,
di a 1 s
'Count '
.v o ur
j. c child.' s
stuffed
him or
mals
togeth-
Ser a.
Count
cloth-
i n g
items
as you
dress
him or
her.
Go to
t he e
store
togeth-
er and
have
your
cchi1ld
count the
money to
pay. Count
cars on the
road on the
waay there.
Bring sci-
ence home:
In advance
of the day,
take out a
science


experiment book from
the library and then
perform simple experi-
ments at home togeth-
er. For example, start
* growing a vegetable or
plant from a seed and
then chart the growth
and draw pictures.

* Act out stories: Use
reading techniques
that increase effective-
ness, such as changing
your voice for different
characters and adding
verbal sound effects.
Talk about the story to
reinforce comprehen-
sion, and read it again
because: repetition
helps children learn
words.
"My Older kids and
I would ;act out the sto-
ries, playing parts,
throwing on costumes
from whatever we had
in the closet," says Jan
Goldstein, the best-sell-
ing author of "The
Bride Will Keep Her
Name" and recipient of
the President's Award
for his volunteer work
with inner city youth.
"I like to take on
characters, accents,
make them laugh or
make it even spookier.
British and Irish
accents are my forte.
And I do a mean cow,"
he adds.
When choosing
books for your chil-
dren, make sure to tie
them to your -child's
interests and that help
them' develop critical
life skills.
"I choose books for
my eight-year-old that
have. distinctive voices
that allow my daughter
to find characters fac-
ing choices that come
up in her life: How to
choose a good friend.
How to view prejudice.
How to laugh at one-
self," says Goldstein.
Above all, children
need good role models
when it comes to litera-
cy. "Kids need to see
their parents reading
for pleasure and exer-
cising their brains in
different ways," stress-
es Darling.
For more ideas for
smart family fun, visit
www.famlit.org.


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