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141st Year No. 45 Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Emerald Greene
The community is
invited to come eat
dinner this Saturday
evening, November 7.
at the Jefferson
County Country Club.
While the seedings for
the benefit golf tour-
nament have been set,
and all slots are full.
people can still help
raise funds for two-
year-old Natalie Eades
by enjoying a delicious
A power-
point/slideshow, of
Natalie, will begin at
5:00 pm, that will show
just a glimpse of what
Natalie goes through
during her fight
against cancer, and the
dinner is planned to
begin around 6:00 pm.
The dinner is free,
however a donation is
appreciated as one
hundred percent of
the funds raised \wil
go to the Eades family
to help with the ongo-
ing costs of their bat-
tle. Take-out is
The delicious din-
ner is being donated.
and prepared, by John-
ston's Meats, Hal Ben-
nett. Dinner will
consist of rotisserie
style chicken quarters.
roasted potatoes.
roasted green beans,
rolls, and salad. There
will be many desserts
to Please See Na-
talie Eades Page 4A


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12 Year-Old Dies From Natural Causes

Monticello News
Staff Writer
During a congratula-
tory function Friday af-
ternoon at Jefferson
County Middle High,
School, a 12-year-old girl
collapsed and was later
pronounced dead of nat-
ural causes, according to
the autopsy results.

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The school had
thrown its first Peek-A-
Boo Party, for those stu-
dents who received one
or less disciplinary re-
ferrals during the first
nine-week period at the
school. One such student
was Charrelle Ervin.
School Resource Of-
ficer OJ Sloan said he
understood that. the


child had been dancing
to the music provided by
the DJ for the event,
when she suddenly col-
lapsed. He said that he
and teacher Gretchen
Simms, administered
CPR until paramedics
arrived. "When they ar-
rived, she was still unre-
sponsive and they took
over CPR."



About 200 People Attenci t-vent

Monticello News Photo By Lazaro Aleman, Oct. 29, 2009
Bobble Krebs, executive director of the Jefferson Senior Citizens Cen-
ter, cuts the traditional red ribbon on Thursday morning, Oct. 29, as part of
the dedication ceremony for the new building. Surrounding Krebs are mem-
bers of the center's board of directors.

Monticello Neiws
Senior Staff Writer
More than 200 people turned out
Thursday Oct. 29, for the ribbon cut-
ting and dedication ceremony and the
subsequent 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. open
house at the Jefferson Senior Citizens
Center (JSCC) for the facility's new
$1+ million building, appropriately
enough named after the center's di-
The Bobbie Giles Krebs Building.
as the two bronze plagues on either
side of the facility's entranceway pro-
claim. owes its existence in large part

to Krebs, who for years lobbied law-
makers for the funding to construct
the addition; and who in a very real
sense put her neck on the line when
the funding wasn't forthcoming in
full. Not only Krebs. but the members
of the center's board of directors also
put their necks on the line, to the ex-
tent that they risked the partial con-
struction of the structure, not
knowing if the remainder of the fund-
ing for its completion would ever be
The structure, in fact, remained
Please See Senior
Center Page 4A

Homeless Prevention Money Now Available

Her mother, Lutrelle
Odom, said she received
a call from her oldest
daughter around one o'-
clock who told her that
something had happened
to Charrelle.
She said by the time
the family arrived at the
hospital, it was too late.
S Please See 12-Year-
Old Page 4A

Chairelle Ervin

Expect Property Tax Bills

To Be Mailed Out Soon
Property Appraiser Completes Her Part
LAZARO ALEMAN identified, documented
Monticello News and approved by the tax
Senior Staff Writer collector and/or the De-
Now that the Jeffer- apartment of Revenue,"
son County Value Ad- Gray informed the News
justment pard (VAB) by email on Friday, Oct.
has met and nmie adjust- 30.
ments to property: '- The VAB, mean-
ues, Property Appra fJ while, met on Friday, Oct.
Angela Gray was sejy to 23, when it acted in favor
certify th',. 9rnal tax roll of .50 of the 78 petitions
this wef'k and turn it that camebefore it, effec-
over to the tax collector, tively reducing the
preparatory to mailing county's total taxable
out the tax bills. value by a little more
"The property ap- than $6.2 million and re-
praiser cannot make any during ad-valorem tax
further adjustments to revenues by some
the property values on $52,000-.
the 2009 tax roll unless a Gray reports that 99'
material mistake of fact Please See Property
or processing error is Tax Page 4A

Head-On Collision

Occurs On 1-10
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The Adriver of this 2003 Ford two-door, was
westbound, fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the
median and crashed into an eastbound vehicle,

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
SThe $40,000+ in fed-
ral funding that Jeffer-
on County was
scheduled to receive as
part of the $65+ million
that was earmarked for
Florida to help prevent
homelessness is now

According to a
memo that County Coor-
dinator Roy Schleicher
circulated and briefly
discussed with commis-
sioners on Oct. 15, the
Homelessness Preven-
tion & Rapid Rehousing
Program (HPRP) is in-
tended to assist the
newly homeless and
those on the threshold of

homelessness, but not
the long-term homeless.
The program, among
other things, offers qual-
ified individuals with
rent and utility assis-
tance (up to 18 months
and including some ar-
rears); rent and utility
deposits; and moving
To qualify for the

funding, applicants must
be either homeless or at
risk of being homeless;
must be at, or below, 50
percent df their area's
median income; and
must consult with a case
manager at an HPRP
funded agency
For the "Rapid Re-
Please See Home-
less Page 4A


The Tigers proved they were a lotce to be reckoned passing, record was set in 1982 by Kenny Lynch
with winning the District Championship against with 320, and Footman set the school record for
FA U -Jja g n 62-4. jrfifg- Eqrx t touchdown. p .gaie with 6
fresh an quarterback Lenorris rooiyrn set e Statistics not ready y resstime, look for complete
two Ichool records; ie haa 335 yarq :- stoly Friday's edition.

This 2005 Mercedes Benz crashed into an 1-10
ditch and hit a tree after a head-on collision
occurred early Tuesday morning.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Tuesday morning
crash resulted in two-vehi-
cles being totaled and the
driver of one vehicle
transported to the hospi-
tal with non-life threaten-
ing injuries.
Florida Highway Pa-
trol Trooper Bill Grubbs,
reports that shortly before
7:30 a.m., between mile
marker 225 and 226 Tues-
day, Nov. 3, David Chung
Lee, 25, of Tallahassee,
was driving his vehicle in
the westbound lane and
fell asleep at the wheel.
His vehicle crossed
over the median and

struck the eastbound ve-
hicle of Bung-Orn
Maxwell, 55, of Tallahas-
see, head-on in the inside
eastbound lane.
Lee's vehicle came to
rest in the inside lane and
Maxwell's vehicle veered
into the ditch and struck a
tree, where it came to a
Lee was walking
around shortly following
the impact. Maxwell was
transported to Tallahas-
see Memorial Hospital for
treatment of non-life
threatening injuries.
Lee was charged with
careless driving. Com-
plete story in Friday's Jef-
ferson Journal.

2 Sections, 24 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-10A Legals 15A
Classifieds 14A School 12A-13A
Football Contest 11A Sports 11A-13A
Halloween Costumes 16A Viewpoints 2-3A


Partly cloudy skies. High 77F.
Winds NE at 5 to10 mph.

Thu 73/46
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
the low 70s and lows in the mid

Fri ,
Fr6 68/42
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper
60s and lows in the low 40s.


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009



Writer States We M

Dear Editor:
Painting people with
too broad a brush puts us
right into the hands of
the politicians we are
constantly so angry
about. The only losers in
the game of partisan pol-
itics are the citizens.
1. Hitler liked
Darwin's theory and also
believed that God was
the creator and designer
of human life. In Mein
Kampf. Vol.11, Ch.l,
Hitler discusses the
Darwinian definition of
species in the context of
mixing races. In Vol.2,
Chl he states, "For it was
by the Will of God that
men were made of a cer-
tain bodily shape, were
given their natures and
their faculties. Whoever
destroys His work wages
war against God's
Creation and God's
Will." The basis of
Hitler's world view was
racism. What evidence-
supports the assertion
that President Obama
bases his world views on
Darwin's teachings?
2. Liberalism and
fascism might share a
few broad similarities
such as "big govern-
ment" but totalitarian-
ism is not the guaranteed
end result for liberalism,
whereas fascism is totali-
tarian by definition. To
say that the two are "no
different" is like saying
an orange is no different
from an apple based on

the fact that they both
have seeds.
3. The issue of abor-
tion is important, emo-
tional/spiritual and per-
sonal. Our government
has the difficult task of
balancing the rights of
individual women, the
unborn child, expectant
fathers and parents of
girls. Please clarify the
basis of the assertions
that the Freedom of
Choice Act and health
care legislation will
automatically increase
the number of abortions.
I found nothing in the
health care legislation
to support such an asser-
The text of the
Freedom of Information
Act is brief and vague.
This act needs to specify
its intent and policy
regarding pXrvental noti-
fication, Z ght to con-
c ,e public funding,
;and partial birth abor-
Libe' lsm has not
convinced the- nation
that the unborn are "just
a mass of matter." A
Gallup poll from May
2009 shows that 60% of
Americans think abor-
tion should be "illegal in
all circumstances/legal
in only a few circum-
stances." Liberalism is
not responsible for the
murder of 50 million
unborn children. The
1973 Roe v. Wade decision
, was made in a 7-2 majori-

ty vote by a US Supreme
Court composed of 3 con-
servatives, 3 moderates
and 3 liberals. The
responsibility for pre-
venting, terminating, or
carrying a pregnancy to
term belongs ultimately
to the woman herself.
5. As much as I dis-
agree with President
Obama's past voting
record on abortion, I can-
not rationalize the leap
from there to "wants to
kill babies" on a scale
comparable to Hitler's
genocide tactics. For
that to happen, the gov-
ernment and armed
forces would have to
round up pregnant
women and remove their
babies by force. Clearly,
that is not the case.
6. President Obama
did not coin the term
"czar," which has been
used for presidential
appointees since the
1940's. The current
group of czars has done
nothing similar to the
actions of the Gestapo.
I think the most
important point in the
cartoon that started all of
this is the fact that the
public would be foolish
to follow any politician
or party blindly We
must think clearly and
hold our elected officials
accountable for their
actions-We're in this
Jeatf Caount
Jefferson County

By: Debbie Snapp
, ownnticello ,tNws
Staff i rtte

aMeet Your


Larry Beer

Larry Beger relocated to Jefferson.County ./
four \ ears ago from New Jersey. He has three -
children, all Ii\ ing in the area. He is a volun-
teer at Wag the Dog Thrift Shop and for the -
Countr Humane Society. He proudly admits
to owning se\ en dogs, seven cats, and a few
pet lizards.
He Is retired from law enforcement and
enjo\ s \ writing letters to the editor of the local
ne\\ s media. He is an active member of Church
of the Nazarene in Nonticello. and enjoys making nev friends.




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Toast 3

Dear Editor:
Another "natural
selection" fraud from
the Darwinistas: the
infamouss pepper
moths thanks to the
Bernard Kettlewell, a
British physician from
the 1950's. Textbooks
have long contained his
staged, faked, and bogus
pictures of pepper
moths resting on tree
trunks. A century earli-
er, the moths had
changed color from light
to dark, supposedly
because dark moths are
less likely to be eaten by
Kettlewell's photos
were trumpeted in
"Scientific Magazine"
(an oxymoron, obvious-
ly) as Darwin's missing
evidence. Oops! Time

out: in the 1980's, the
fraud was uncovered.
Pepper moths don't rest
on tree trunks: photog-
raphers staged the pic-
tures to the point of
using paste and glue to
stick them to the trees.
Pepper months normal-
ly fly at night, and will
rest underneath the
branches. Kettlewell cre-
ated an artificial situa-
tion that doesn't exist in
nature, and credible
biologists now consider
his results invalid.
More cooking of the
books. In accounting,
that's a felony
Darwinism is indeed
more than just a theory
God calls it'a lie-me

Jeffeson Count
Jefferson County

Halloween-A Pagan's
Dear Editor: an amazing thing about enou
Do you think it odd, people disrespecting the can
or is it just me that place, where my recent- they
prayer gets taken out of ly lost father lies. pose
school, the ten com- I do realize that own
mandments have been. quite a few of those poor
removed from our court- souls in that graveyard mak
houses, but a bunch of are hell bound, like the catcl
devil worshipers can ones that are trying to to n
flood our, graveyards on talk to them, but I think rest
the devil's holiday the City Council should imm
The real problem for draw the line some- His j
me is that I have family where. their
members in, Roseland, Oh, one other thing. Ii
the city cemetery What happened to the britc
Being a minister city noise ordinance bunch
with a bit of under- that begins at 10 p.m.? the
standing of the These people carry on are r
Scriptures, I realize that until the. wee hours of
:here is a great gulf the morning!
between the living and Shucks, I think if
:he dead, but there's just these people are crazy

-m- m mI


Thanks All For

Help With

Stalled Vehicle
Dear Editor:
On this date, Oct. 28,
I wish to take time to
thank our Lord arid
Savior, Jesus Christ, my
son, two fellow employ-
ees, Rome and Mike, and
the County Sheriff's
Department, for .their
help when my son's car
stopped dead in the road.
I was supposed to
meet my son at 10:30, but
we all got there at 10,
right on time to get the
car off the road.
Thanks also to my
brother Darian, and my
friend Dave Holmes.

God bless and keep you.
b1dRA 9wAcq oqe &Sifdin

igh to think they
talk to the dead,
should have the
r to do it in their
What would really
e me angry, is to
h them trying to talk
ly father. You can
assured I would
ediately ask God for
judgment to fall on
You can bet your
;hes that there is a
;h of people that feel
same way I do, but
lot willing to say so.


Holiday Season is Here Again
Kitty Brooks, M.L:S.

With the holiday
season fast approaching
many of us will be pur-
chasing books as gifts
for the people in our
lives. With thousands of
books published each
year there is plenty to
choose from; given the
current economic cli-
mate, price can be the
determining factor. An
appealing cover and,
obviously, the subject
matter are also two
important considera-
The advances in the
quality, depth and
breadth of children's
publishing over the last
decade or so have been
significant. There are so
many beautifully illus-
trated titles available.
Nic Bishop's award win-
ning nonfiction titles
with up close photo-
graphs will leave kids,
and adults, amazed.
How did he do that? Two
titles you can see for
yourself. in our library
are Frogs as well as
Spiders. They would
make great gifts for your
budding naturalist.
I've never shown
kids a "pop- up" book by
Robert Sabuda where
they haven't called out
"read it again." Sabuda
is known as the King of
this particular subset of

movable books and once
you.see an example you
will understand why
His books can be pricey
but a check on showed a
used copy in good condi-
tion of his beautiful
"The Night Before
Christmas" for only
With so much to
select from, narrowing
down the choices can be
enormously helpful.
Just like the movies
have their Oscars,-there
are all sorts of awards
for books, for both adult
and juvenile titles. You
can easily view the his-
tory and recipients of
the following awards on
the internet. Two of the
most prestigious awards
for children's books are
the Newbery (for writ-
ing) and the Caldecott
(for artistic merit.) The
Scott O'Dell Award for
Historical Fiction is a
good place to check if
you love reading about
historical events. Many
of us are aware of the
Pulitzer Prize and
National Book Awards
for adult titles but there
are more! Mystery
lovers have the Edgar
Award, named for Edgar
Allan Poe. Science
fiction and fantasy fans
can check out the win-

ners of the Hugo Award
first established in 1953
and also the Nebula
Awards. Like to listen to
your books in an audio
format? The Audies are
awarded for "distinction
in audiobooks and spo-
ken word entertain-
ment." First given in
2000, the Christy Awards
are given to writers of
excellence in Christian
fiction. Enjoy horror
fiction? The Horror
Writers Association has
since 1987 awarded the
Bram Stoker Awards,
named for the author of
Dracula, for the best in
horror fiction. Finally,
the Spur Awards honor
"the best in writing
about the American
Of course winning
an award doesn't mean
that you will like that
particular title! I can
recall viewing many an
Oscar winner for best
picture, shaking my
head and wondering...
what were they think-
On a final note I'd be
remiss if I did not
remind you to check out
the fabulous bargains in
your own huge library
bookstore! There are
some real treasures
there waiting to be
found. Happy hunting.

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

lust Think Clearly Darwin Is


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jason Raleigh
Jordan, 22, of
Crawfordville, FL was
arrested Oct. 28, on out-
standing warrants from.
Leon County charging
him with burglary of a
dwelling and grand
theft; and warrants
from Wakulla County
charging him with bur-
glary of a conveyance
and larceny. He was
turned over to Leon
County authorities the
same day to face
charges there.
Stuart Lee Jordan,
19, of Crawfordville, FL,
was arrested Oct. 28, on
outstanding warrants
from Leon County
charging him with
grand theft and burgla-
ry of a dwelling; and
Wakulla County war-

Aesop's Fable

As It Applies


In The Small
Town of

A few and select
will understand


Two roosters lived in
a village. They were
close friends but one day
they fought for suprema-'
cy in the farmyard.
Finally one was van-
quished and he went
back to the hen house.
The victor flew up to the
roof of the barn and
begins to crow, "I've won,
I've won!"
An eagle swooped
down and carried him
away. The rooster, that
had been defeated sud-
denly found himself
unchallenged master of
the farmyard.

MORAL: The enemy
is often defeated by his
own pride.

rants charging him with
two counts of burglary
of a conveyance and two
counts of larceny He
was turned over to Leon
County authorities the
same day to face
charges there.
Avery Lee
Henderson, 32, of
Tampa, FL, was arrest-
ed Oct. 28, and charged
with failure to appear
on the charge of driving
while license suspend-
ed. Bond was withheld
and he remained at the
county jail Nov. 2.
John Clem Trigg, 52,
of Perry, was arrested
Oct. 28, and charged
with failure to redeliver
leased 'property. Bond
was set at $5,000 and he
.remained at the county
jail Nov. 2.
Christina Louise
Motes, 29, of Jefferson
County, was arrested
Oct. 30, and charged
with aggravated assault
on a law enforcement
officer and writ of
attachment for unpaid
child support. Bond
was withheld pending a
psychiatric evaluation
and she remained at the
county jail Nov. 2.
Nelson Lee Norton,
48, of Jefferson County,
was arrested Oct. 30,
and charged with viola-
tiori of probation on'the
charge of felony *theft
and violation of proba-
tion on the charge of
accessory to.armed rob-
bery Bond was with-

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held and he remained at
the county jail Nov. 2.
Gilbert Lenorris
Pate, 24, of Tallahassee,
was arrested Oct. 30,
and charged with viola-
tion of probation on the
charge of driving while
license suspended or
revoked. Bond was
withheld and he
remained at the county
jail Nov. 2.
Anthony Scott
Loggings, 40, of
Tallahassee, was arrest-

ed Oct. 31, and charged
with driving under the
influence; no valid driv-
ers license; and attach-
ing tag not assigned. A
total bond of $1,000 was
set and he bonded out of
jail the same day.
Patrick H. Lomprez,
22, of Monticello, was
arrested Nov. 1, and
charged with driving
under the influence.
Bond was set at $500 and
he bonded out of jail the
same day

Jimmy Aman, then ACA Principal, presents
Holly Hayse with a trophy for the highest GPA
during Awards Night in May, 1994.

Life Is Mot Fair-

Get Used to It!

This list is the work of
Charles J. Sykes, author of
the 1996 book "Dumbing
Down our Kids: Why
American Children Feel
Good About Themselves
But Can't Read, Write, Or
Rule 1: Life is not fair -
get used to it!
Rule 2: The world
won't care about your self-
esteem. The world will
expect you to accomplish
something BEFORE you
feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT
make $60,000 a year right
out of high school. You
won't be a vice-president
with a car phone until you
earn both.
Rule 4: If you think
your teacher is tough, wait
till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burg-
ers is not beneath your
dignity Your
Grandparents had a differ-
ent word for burger flip-
ping: they called it oppor-
Rule 6: If you mess up,
it's not your parents' fault,
so don't whine about your
mistakes, learn from
Rule 7: Before you
were born, your parents
weren't as boring as they
are now. They got that way
from paying your bills,
cleaning your clothes and
listening to you talk about
how cool you thought you
were. So before you save
the rain forest from the
parasites of your parent's
generation, try delousing
the closet in your own
Rule 8: Your school
may havQ done away with
winners and losers, but

life HAS NOT. In some
schools, they have abol-
ished failing grades and
they'll give you as MANY
TIMES as you want to get
the, right answer. This
doesn't bear the slightest
resemblance to ANY-
THING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not
divided into semesters.
You don't get summers off
and very few employers
are interested in helping
that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is
NOT real life. In real life
people actually have to
leave the coffee shop and
go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to
nerds. Chances are you'll
end up working for one.
Rule 12: Smoking does
not make you look cool. It
makes you look moronic.
Next time you're out cruis-
ing, watch an 11-year-old
with a butt in .his mouth.
That's what you look like
to anyone over the age of
20. Ditto for "expressing
yourself" with purple hair
and/or pierced body parts.
Rule 13: You are not
immortal. (See Rule No.
12.) If you are under the
impression that living
fast, dying young and leav-
ing a beautiful corpse is
romantic, you obviously
haven't seen one of your
peers at room temperature
Rule 14: Enjoy this
while you can.. Sure :par-
ents are a pain, school's a
bother, and life is depress-
ing. But someday you'll
realize how wonderful it
was to be a kid. Maybe you
should start now. You're


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Natilie Eades

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choose from, that have
been donated by many
community citizens.
During the evening
a homemade cake auc-
tion will also be held, in
order to help raise even
more funds for the
Eades family The win-
ner of the shotgun raf-

fle will also be drawn
during the course of
the evening. Tickets
may still be purchased
for the Ducks
Unlimited, Beretta 12
ga. shotgun. Tickets are
$20 each or five (5) for
$100. Tickets may be
purchased at


Monday's autopsy
results for Ervin show
that she died because of
a pinched coronary
artery opening, said
Sloan. Ervin's death is
still under investigation
by the Medical
Examiner's Office.
"She was a delight to
have in class. She always
loved being in school,
and was very energetic.


housing" component,
the key question is: Will
this individual or family
be likely to become self-
sufficient with the sup-
port? For the "preven-
tion" or at-risk compo-
nent, the question is:
Would this individual or
family be homeless, but
for the assistance?
For funding purpos-
es, Jefferson and
Madison counties are
listed as part of the Big
Bend region, which
includes Gadsden,
Taylor and Wakulla
counties. The Big Bend
was slated to receive
$544,519, with Madison
County to get $75,396
and Jefferson County
$40,393. The allocations
are based on popula-
tions and the percent-
ages of evictions, unem-
ployment and food

Monticello Milling.
Please make plans
to attend this special
event Saturday evening.
RSVP for the dinner is
required by November 5
by calling Glen Bishop
at 850-508-4536, or by
email at benjaminglen-

Cont. From Page 1

As a matter of fact every
time she would see you
between class she would
come give you a hug and
say "Hey coach," said
Jeremy Brown, Coach
and teacher at JCMHS.
There -is a Charrell
Ervin fund set up at
Farmers and Merchants
Bank in Monticello.
Anyone that wants to
help the family pay for

funeral expenses can
donate to that fund.
School Superinten-
dent Bill Brumfield con-
cluded, "I knew Charelle.
I taught her mother. It's
numbing any time you
lose a child. Our condo-
lences and prayers go out
to the family" He added
that donations of food
could also be made to the

Cont. From Page 1

stamps in each county
According to the
allocation formula, for
example, Jefferson
County was listed as
having 0.1 percent evic-
tions, 0.3 percent unem-
ployment and 0.5 per-
cent foot stamps; and
Madison County was
listed as having 0.5 per-
cent evictions, 0.4 per-
cent unemployment,
and 0.9 percent food
The HPRP program
requires that the money
be targeted to homeless
prevention and housing
relocation and stabiliza-
tion uses. The money is
only available through
Sept. 30, 2011. It may not
be used for mortgage
costs, construction or
rehabilitation, credit
cards bills, car repairs,
transportation costs, or

food or clothing, among
other things.
The state requires
that the greater portion
of the HPRP funds be
used for direct assis-
tance to households fac-
ing homelessness and
that administrative and
staffing costs be mini-
mized. Priority is to be
given to households
impacted by the reces-
sion, including those
who are unemployed,
have lost a second job or
had work hours
reduced, are on fixed
incomes, have incomes,
below the poverty level,
or face eviction because
of foreclosure.
For residents of
Jefferson and Madison
counties, the person to
call -is Jack Keillor at
850-222-2180, extension



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tions, and oh, don't forget the food.
How in the world will you ever get it
all done? Don't worry. Just use
this handy party planning
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landowners filed peti-
tions requesting agri-
culture exemptions or
challenging the
assessed values of their
properties. Of the 99
petitions, 21 were with-
drawn or settled before
the VAB hearing.
Landowners must
filed their applications
for homestead and agri-
culture exemptions by a
day certain each year,
beyond which point the
property appraiser can-
not grant the request
without it going before
the VAB. Typically, the
VAB will grant home-
stead and agriculture
exemptions without
much ado. Landowners

challenge their assessed
property values because
they consider the
assessment too high on
their commercial or res-
idential properties.
Gray .reports that
the VAB granted 37 of
the 49 agricultural
exemptions that
landowners requested
and denied eight, with
four of the petitions
withdrawn or settled
prior to the hearing.
The VAB reduced the
commercial market val-
ues of three of the four
petitions filed by busi-
nesses, denying only
one. And the group
reduced the vacant lot
market values of 10 of

Senior Center

incomplete for almost a
year, a constant reminder
and potential indictment
of foolishness and waste-
fulness on the part of
Krebs and the board if it
had remained so. All is
well that ends well, how-
ever, and late last year the
state awarded the center
the necessary funding. to
complete the project. The
rest, as it's said, is history
On Thursday morn-
ing, that calculated risk
was but a dim memory as
Krebs, JSCC Board
President Carl Hanks,
and the rest of the direc-
tors celebrated the occa-
sion, showed off the facil-
ity, and in general played
host to the community's
civic and business lead-
ers, elected officials,' and
regular citizens, ,as well
as many of the center's
Krebs and Hanks, in
fact, didn't waste words
describing the ordeal to
bring the project to
fruition. Instead, they
limited their few com-
ments to welcoming the
community and the brief
ceremony itself to an
opening prayer by Rev.
Jimmy Brookins, the
posting of the colors by
the Jefferson Junior High
ROTC, the Pledge of
Allegiance, a sing-along
of God Bless America led
by Hanks, a prayer of ded-
ication by Father Mal
Epling, and the tradition-
al cutting of the red rib-
bon and the unveiling of
the two plagues.
Following this 10-or-
so minutes presentation,
the attendees reentered
the building for a tour of
the facility and to partake
of refreshments and fin-
ger foods. Modern, expan-
sive, and tastefully deco-
rated with framed paint-
ings on the walls, fresh
flower arrangements on
certain of the furniture
and other aesthetic touch-
es that make for a pleas-
ant environment, the new
addition is like a jewel
added to the old building,
which itself underwent
extensive renovation.
All told, the addition
encompasses 6,757 sq. feet
and boasts a social room,
a large dining room, a
walk-in freezer, a sun
patio, a daycare room,
and physicians and gar-
den areas, as well as sev-
eral staff offices and a
conference room. This in
addition to the several
other staff offices, an
employees' lounge, and an
arts, crafts and games
room in the original facil-
The expansion and
upgrade of the center was
one that Krebs and the
board long pursued,
before finally getting fed-
eral funding through
Congressman Allen
Boyd's office in 2002 for
phase 1 of the project.
That initial $393,795
allowed for construction
of the basic shell of the

the 46 such petitions
filed, denying another
19. Seventeen of the lat-
ter petitions were with-
drawn or settled prior to
the hearing, according
to Gray.
"Total reduction in
county taxable value
due to the VAB's actions
was $6,2779,823, a shift
in tax revenue of
$52,248," Gray said.
An ad-hoc board
composed of two county
commissioners, one
School Board member
and two citizens who
own property, the VAC
meets once a year specif-
ically to hear and decide
on .assessed value

Cont. From Page 1

structure, without benefit
of the finished interior,
the brick facade or even
the shingles on the roof. It
was when the deadline for
the use of the federal
money was about to
expire, and it was a mat-
ter of using or losing the
money, that Krebs and the
board embarked on the
calculated risk to proceed
with the partial construc-
tion, without any guaran-
tee that they would ever
be successful in securing
the rest of the money to
complete the project.
And so for almost a
year, the partially con-
structed building stood
on North Jefferson Street,
awaiting the acquisition
of the rest of the money
Finally, in late 2008, the
Florida Department of
Elder Affairs awarded the
center an $873,427 grant
for the completion of the
No state or national
political leaders attended
Thursday's ceremony,
although Boyd's congres-
sional aide, Travis Hart,
was there; and no men-
tion was made during the
brief ceremony of these
officials' efforts on behalf
of the center. But in a
booklet provided to visi-
tors, Krebs and the board
recognized Boyd, Florida
Gov. Charlie Crist, US
Senator Bill Nelson, US
Congressman Ander
Crenshaw, Florida
Senator Charles Dean,
and Secretary Douglas
Beach of the Florida
Department of Elder
Affair for their contribu-
tions to the project
through the years.
Krebs says the newly
expanded and renovated
facility will be able to

6ffer increased services
to clients. These
increased services
include adult daycare,
computer, classes, legal
aid and counseling for
caregivers, and the pres-
ence of a physician on
the premises on occasion.
Started in 1978 by a
small group of concerned
local citizens who wanted
to help the county's elder-
ly population, the center
was originally housed in
a small building near the
Florida-Georgia line,
where volunteers provid-
ed senior citizens with
congregate meals and
transportation to the
facility Sometime in the
mid 1980s, the center
moved to a small building
on Walnut. Street' near,
City Hall and the Opera
House in downtown
Monticello, where it con-
tinued to provide congre-
gate meals and other
services. Then in the mid
1990s, the center moved to
its present location on
North Jefferson Street,
where it purchased and
occupied a former
Jehovah Witnesses'
Today, the JSCC is a
nonprofit organization
that provides senior citi-
zens with a multitude of
daily services, including
meals on wheels, home-
making assistance, per-
sonal care, companion-
ship, emergency help
with electric and propane
gas bills, and respite serv-
ices for weary caregivers.
The center is located
at 1155 N. Jefferson
Street. Office hours are 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday For more
information, call 850-342-

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Revival Services at Cody
Pentecostal Holiness
Church 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday with servic-
es renoered by Rev.
Donnie Thomas, pastor,
and Rev. Billy Walker. At
7 p.m. weeknights
through Friday Rev.
Mike Carson from
Tennessee will minister
the services. Childcare
and children's church
will be provided for ages
up to and including
eight years each night.
The church is located at
3812 Tram Road (hwy
259.) For more informa-
tion contact the church
at 997-2770 or .
The Library Bookstore
will open its doors 10
a.m. Wednesday. The
store will be open 10
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on
Wednesday and
Saturday. Browse the

shelves and purchase as
many books as you
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 services
are currently being pro-
vided. CACAA will be
working,9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on the first Thursday at
Union Hill AME
The Business
Community Prayer
Breakfast and meeting
will be held 7 to 8 a.m. on
the first Thursday of the
month. This month's
meeting will be held at
the First Presbyterian
Church, in
Monticello. Jeff Willis,
Country Music Writer
and musician will pres-

Little Miss Kymani Graham celebrat-
ed her first birthday Wednesday, Oct. 21,
2009, showered with gifts at her Tinker
Bell birthday party, held on Sunday, Oct.
S25 by a her family and
friends. The party
S r was held at the
home of her
She is
the daughter
of Khier
Ron Graham.
Her maternal
grandparents .
are Dalphne
and Greg
Cummings, and
Troy Gallon. *
Paternal grandparents
are Patricia Wilson, and Carla and Ron .Q
Graham; and her paternal great-grand-
J_ mother is Sadie Swan.
Her maternal great-grandparents are
Betsy and Wash Gallon, and Doreatha
Williams. '
Kymani is blessed to have a maternal
great-great-grandmother, Violet Hall.

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ent the program. Plan to
attend, and bring your
spouse or a friend. For
more information con-
tact Coordinator L. Gary
Wright at 997-5705, 933-
5567, or lgwright39@
Caring Tree Program of
Big Bend .Hospice to
host Camp Woe-Be-Gone
For Teens 8:00 a.m. to 4
p.m. Thursday. The
grief retreat will be held
at Bradley's Pond in
Tallahassee. Hope, fun
and community are
important elements of
this event for grieving
teens in the Big Bend
area. Area youth ages 12
tol7 that have experi-
enced the death of a
loved one can join in a
day of grief support and
sharing. This event is a
free community service,
and space is limited.
Call Becca at 878-
5310X736 or e-mail to
Wacissa United
Methodist Church will
host its annual Steak
Dinner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, at the church
family ministry center.
$12 for adults and $6 for
children. The communi-
ty is welcome to eat in or
take out. Offered new
this year is the opportu-
nity to win a handmade
quilt, sponsored by the
United,. ::, Methodist
Women's, Ministry.
Tickets;;are' a $5 -,dona-
tion,, and. tickets pur-
chasers need not. be
present to win.
Boys & Girls Club Teen
Center, 625 South Water
Street, will host a dance
for existing and possible
new members 8 p.m. to
12 p.m. Friday evening.
There is an age require-
'ment of 13 to 18 for stu-
dents of Jefferson
County Club members
will pay $5 for admis-
sion and non-members
will pay $7.

Refreshments will be
provided for purchase.
For more information
contact Club Director
Sabrina L. Williams at
519-5375. It is at the sole
discretion of the BGC
Teen Center to deny
entrance to anyone who
does not meet the age
requirement, or violates
rules/policies set forth
by the Boys & Girls
Clubs of the Big Bend.
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.'
Jefferson Arts will hold
children's art classes on
the first Friday and fol-
lowing Saturday of each
'month through
December. The classes
are $10 each and partici-
pants are asked to bring
a snack. Students will
be taught art history
and art activities.
Contact instructors
Susan Rissman or
Becky Clayton at the.
gallery or Clayton at
997-3975 to register.
Jefferson Arts is opened
free to the public 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Wednesday
and Saturdays, or by
appointment. The
Gallery is located at 575
West Washington Street
in Monticello. Jefferson
Arts, Inc. is a non-profit
group with a goal .of
promoting art and art
education in the
Monticello area of
North Florida and
South Georgia. For

more information, con-
tact the Gallery at
ycom or 997-3311.
Turkey Shoot hosted by
the Boy Scouts begin-
ning 9 a.m. Saturday at
US 90 East of
Monticello, rain or
shine. Participants will
shoot at targets not live
birds, for $3 a shot. This
is an annual fundrais-
ing event for Troop 803
so come out for our
local scouts. Bring
your own gun, shells
will be furnished. Call
997-1727 for more infor-
mation. Follow the
AND 21
The Dixie Community
Center will sponsor the
Opry every first and'
third Saturday from 7
to 10 p.m. Each

Saturday will feature a
different band. For'
more information and
directions contact
Kenneth Price at 229-
263-7231 or 229-263-7383.
AND 21
Girl Scouting is fun,
and builds girls of
courage, confidence,
and character, who
make the world a better
place. Join Junior
Troop 150, girl's ages 8
to 12, from 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 infor-
mation contact co-lead-
ers Janice and Sean,
Carson at 948-6901 or'
contact the Girl Scout'
Council of the Florida
Panhandle, at 386-2131.

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My grandmother was dying in pain and I couldn't stand for her
to live that way during the last months of her life. I had given up
hope of her being comfortable and alert, until Big Bend Hospice
got involved. They made the difference.

SlJeffersonJ oIurnal

NCmSlinft 159. 2090
is sponsoring a Catfish dinner fundraiser, with all
proceeds going to the Natalie Eades Family.

Dinners Will Include:
* Catfish
Cheese Grits You Can
* Cheese Grits Purchase Tickets
SHush Puppies From The Monticello
* Cole Slaw ews, call 997-3568
cole Slaw fnr mnm

S7.00 per plate. / -4
ALL i oceed will go to the
Natalie Eades Family

Natalie Eades was diagnosed with
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in De-
cember of 2008. Through the many
prayers and support from the commu-
nity, Natalie's cancer went into remis-
sion after five months of treatment.
Jason, Chelsea, and Natalie then re-
turned home and started going on with
life again. Everything was going well
and they even added a new addition to
the family Lexie, born on Aug. 21,
On Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, Jason
and Chelsea took Natalie for her routine
monthly checkup in
Gainesville, onl --
this time the\
found out
that her
platelet 'eIi
count had m

morning Natalie was scheduled for a
bone marrow aspiration. After the test,
they went home and waited for the re-
sults. They received a call from the doc-
tor confirming that Natalie's cancer had
come back. This time she would have
to receive a bone marrow transplant,
which meant they had to relocate to
Gainesville, again, this time possibly
for longer since a bone marrow trans-
plant requires a lot of in-patient hospi-
tal recovery time. The Eades are
currently living in Shands again.
Natalie has finished her chemo and
is waiting for the can-
ctr to go into re-
mission again
f o she can
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Oct. 15 at the they once loved and awf t&R
SCourthouse Annex for trusted. Shelters and DEBBIE SNAPP walks every hour, with

Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, Oct. 15, 2009.
County Commissioner Gene Hall, District 2,
signs document-recognizing October as Domestic
Violence Awareness Month in Jefferson County. Here
with Refuge House Director Dessie Harvey.

Refuge House Director
Dessie Harvey met with
County Commissioner
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the signing of a procla-
mation recognizing
October as Domestic
Violence Awareness
Month in Jefferson
Refuge House volun-
teers were also available
at that Friday evening
JCMHS football game,
handing out informa-
tion and free gifts to
those interested and
offering help to those in
need of services.
SWhat began two
decades ago in scattered
communities, as a visi-
ble gesture of support
for survivors and vic-
tims of domestic vio-
lence today has become
one of the most widely
recognized symbols of
the battered women's
Across the country,
families and friends of
victims have adopted
the "purple ribbon" to
remember and honor
their loved ones who
have lost their lives at
the hands of a person

The Capital Region Transportaticn Planning Agency
(tRiPA) and its planning partners understand the
need to guide the future of public transportation
in the region. As the region continues to grow,
there is an increasing need to develop a long term
transit vision within Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, and
Wakulla counties and to coordinate urban and rural
transit services.

The CRTPA has undertaken a four-county Regional
Transit Study, which began in February 2009. Please
join us at any one of the following open house
meetings to provide your input on the study's
findings. You may also visit the project website to view
the study materials and provide comments at www. click on "Reg'l Transit Study"on the left.

Meeting Schedule:

Wakulla County
November 16, 2009
4:30 6:30 pm
Outside Comm. Chambers
29 Arran Road, Suite 101
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Jefferson County
November 17, 2009
11:30 1:30 pm
Public Library
375 South Water St.
Monticello, FL 32344

Leon County
November 16, 2009
4:00 6:00 pm
City Hall Tallahassee Rm.
300 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Gadsden County
November 17, 2009
8:30- 10:30 am
Outside Comm. Chambers
9 East Jefferson Street
Quincy,,FL 32351

For more information about the Regional Transit Study,
please contact:

Greg T. Burke, AICP
Phone: 850.891.6802
Fax: 850.891.6832

Si necesita asistencia en espanol, por favor pongase en contact con nosotros.



local battered women's
programs use the purple
ribbon to raise aware-
ness about the crime of
domestic violence in
their communities.
In addition to the
demonstration of sup-
port for victims and
advocates, the display of
purple ribbons through-
out a community con-
veys a powerful message
that there's no place for
domestic violence in the
homes, neighborhoods,
workplaces, or schools
of its citizens.
If you or someone

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Cross Landings
Health & Rehabilitation
Center will hold its
annual Fall Festival 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 14 at 1780 North
Jefferson Street; hosted
by Paul Kovary, Mae
Kyler, and Voncell
Holy Ghost Revival
will kickoff the morning
at 10 a.m. followed by the
Monticello Line Dancers
at 11 a.m. and, the
Mountain Dew Cloggers
at 12 p.m. The Rick

you know is in an abu- Knowles Band will con-
sive relationship, call tinue the music at 1:25
Refuge House at 342-3518 p.m. and Jhimeirra and
or the 24-hour hotline at Jhimeika Barrington
1-800-500-1119. All help is will bring the music to a
free and completely con- close at 3 p.m.
fidential, Big Bend Hospice
volunteers will hold cake

the first one starting at
10:45 a.m.
AJ Smith will be
cooking hotdogs and
hamburgers throughout
the day, free to all those
attending the festivities;
and dietary staff associ-
ate Jeannie McGovern
will be serving;
The festival will
include yard sale ven-
dors, trade fair partici-
pants, health fair associ-
ates, face painting
artists, and fun and
games for the entire fam-
ily. There will also be
demonstrations by the
Smoke House, with Red
Cross volunteers and the
Monticello fire depart-
ments personnel, every
30 minutes.
To participate in this
yearly event contact one
of the hosts at 997-2313.

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MemI jersIIp MNeehing
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Historical Association
will hold a membership
meeting and a lecture
series presented by
Stephen Monroe, a
Florida Cowboy Poet, at 7
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
The Monroe family
has lived and farmed in
Jefferson County for four
generations; and in the
state for at least five gen-
erations. He learned poet-
ry to entertain himself
during long days in the
saddle or on the tractor.
Soon he discovered that
folks enjoy hearing his
stories and poems almost a
as much as he enjoys
telling them.
Monroe is very active
in the community and Stephen Monroe to speak at the Nov. 12 meeting
especially the Farm of the Jefferson County Historical Association.
Bureau, Cattlemen's
Association, and his
church. H i l
He has college
degrees in Agricultural
Business and | "
Agricultural Science, and
is very comfortable
addressing the serious
side of the industry as
well. He shares the posi-
tive message of agricul-
ture in his unique and 0^ .-.. R SR I u O Home
inspirational style. THE PRESCRIPTION FOR Health
There is no cost for ff Care
this meeting, though a
spaghetti dinner will be Free Blood
served at 6 p.m.,$10 adults Free Delivery For Pressure
and $5 children. Prescriptions Check
Members and friends Jackson's Drug Store
are invited and encour- Ja son's DU
aged to attend this ', 166 E. Dogwood Gifts
informative meeting, to Monticello
be held at the Christ 850-997-3553 Medication
Episcopal Fellowship ti 5. & -' Counseling
Hall, 425 North Cherry I
Street. MeicalSe i
In other association
news The Tour of HomesAre n N d
has been scheduled for e u n N
March 20 and 21,2010; and Chirr tie rvi
a Christmas Gala is in theC practice S c
planning stages for Dec. A
10 at the Wirick Simmons r. Mihael A. Miller
House, home to the Euncll MI l
l A onlosedl.ALL 3116 Capital Circle NE, Ste.2
Historical Association. records have been moved Tallahassee, FL 32308
For more informa- te o0r ether locatio. o ^ ro a
tion or membership appli- ie I'., 850-668-4200
cation contact Beulah
Brinson at 997-2465. Now excepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and most other insurances

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Bethel AME

Church Holds

First Quarter

Presiding Elder
Mary Williams
Robinson was in charge
of Bethel AME
Church's First Quarter
Conference, Oct. 29.
Pastor Rev. Helen
Johnson-Robinson of
Bethel AME, opened the
meeting with greetings,
along with the church
choir, directed by Sister
Yvonne, minister of
Frances Collins
sang "Praise God From
Whom All Blessings
Flow." The prayer was
done by Mary Hagan,
and .the Scripture:
Phillipians 1:311 was
read by Johnson-
The choir ''per-
formed "I Need You to
Survive," and Rev.
Johnson-Robinson pre-
sented Elder Robinson,
who called the business
session of the confer-
ence to order.
Co n feree ri c e
Secretary was
Shaundra Buggs, and
Conference Marshal
was Audrius Hawkins,
and the Conference
Boundaries were set.
Business reports
were provided by:
Hagan, Steward Board;
Annette Parker, Trustee
Board; Eric Evans,
Church School;
Shaundra Buggs, Lay
Organization; Althera
Johnson, Women's
Missionary Society;
Kristopher Hawkins,
Youth Department and
Sons of Alien; Louisa
'erry; Class Leaders:
Council, and Worship
and Music Ministry;
Frances 'Collins,
Commission on health
and Pastor's Aide
Mamie Adams and
Charles Branham were
memorialized with
Larry speaking about
their lives.
Hagan, Sandra
Saunders, Collins,
Larry, Katie Evans,
Stephanie Seabrooks,
Sharon Hudson, Flossie
Buggs, Shaundra
Buggs, Johnson,
Hawkins, Tamica
Williams, Thomas
Saunders, George
Evans, and Jeremy
Alexander was con-
firmed as Stewards for
the 2009-2010
Conference Year.
Eric Evans and
Audrius Hawkins were
confirmed as Junior
The Closing Prayer
was done by Sharon

La dies Auxiliary

Holds Fall Roundup

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The ladies auxiliary
of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars held it's
Fall Round-Up Oct. 23-26
at the Radisson World
Gate Resort in
Kissimmee, FL.
Ladies of Post 251
Auxiliary attending the
three-day assembly
event/activities were
Secretary Nancy
Benjamin, and
President Mary
Agenda activities
began with District
Presidents, Department
Chairmen and Council
of Administration meet-
ings, followed by a
Tailgate Reception,
where the ladies showed
spirit for their favorite
high school, col-
lege/university or pro-
fessional team sport.
Teams represented
included Miami
Hurricanes, Auburn,
Miami Dolphins,
Florida Gators, Florida
A & M, and Florida
State, Minnesota
Vikings, University' of
South Florida (Central),
Alabama State, Tampa
Bay Buccaneers and
Marlins, Jacksonville
Jaguars, New York
Giants, and the New
England Patriots, to
name a few.
After greetings,
happy conversations,
and team spirit
exchanges, like magic,
the room was quickly
arranged for the Fall
Round-Up Hands-On
Tables were pre-
pared with sewing
machines, cutting sup-
plies, materials, and
ironing boards and
irons. Each Auxiliary
was asked to bring fab-
rics of colorful patterns
for children ages 2-17 to
make pillow cases, also
colorful fleece materials
to make throws. For
more than three hours
the ladies (elves) made
some 30-50 cases and 10-
15 throws.
Members were
encouraged to take their
pillow cases, and throws
back to their auxiliaries
to use as samples for a
project. Many were sold
at the Cancer Aid and

Pictured left to right, Mary Madison with Nancy
Benjamin, shows the cupcake-pattern pillow case made
for Cancer Aid and Research for their Hands-On Project.
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Photos Submitted
Pictured left to right, Mary Madison and Jodi of
Rocky Post #4534 from Rockledge, FL, served as
folder and presser for the Hand's-On Project.

Research table and those
unclaimed were donated
to a pediatric cancer
Congratulations and
thanks went to Past
Department President
Jodi Nerney, Cancer Aid
and Research Chairman
and her 'staff for spear-
heading such an enjoy-
able and worthy activity.
More than $5,000 was
raised for Cancer Aid
and Research through
the various venues.
Saturday's agenda
included department 6
Program Chairmen
reports from;
Americanism, Judy
Miller; Patriotic
Instructor Stella
Shepherd; Mary Grace
Felt; Department
President's Special
Project Fran Gault;
Extension Elaine
Teutsch; Historian Gail
Handley; and Hospital
Committee Felecia
Barrs; Membership
Marie Williams;
Program Advisor Tela
Harbold; Veteran's and
family Support Jean
Hamil; Voice of
Democracy Patriot's
Open, Bonnie Williams

and Youth Activities
Karen Pedraza.
After a Dutch Treat
buffet lunch, activities
resumed with a
POW/MIA Recognition
Ceremony, giving trib-
ute salutes to all
POWs/MIAs from World
War I to the present Day

VFW officers, comrades
and ladies saluted the
flag with the Pledge of
Allegiance; heard a wel-
come from Judy Miller,
Chairman; special read-
ing from department
President Sheila Crane,
and special message
from department
Commander Steve
Special music, "I
Come To The Garden
Alone", rendered by
Department soloist
Peggy Bell and "Missing
Man Setting" POW/MIA
Ceremony reading by
Department Patriotic
Instructor Stella
Special speaker
information, on the
woman behind the
POW/MIA flag was
resented by Debi
Burpee. Lighting of
memorial candle took
place by the 22 district
presidents, as the roll
call of Florida's 55
POW/MIAs were called
by President Crane and
Commander Surface,
ending with a "Taps"
The Recognition cer-
emony ended with clos-
ing prayer by depart-
ment Chaplin Lee
Sunday's agenda
ended with a Roundup
breakfast and check-

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Staff Writer
Wacissa United;
Methodist Church will
host its annual steak din-
ner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6 at the
church family ministry
The menu will con-
sist of steak, baked pota-
to, cole slaw, rolls, home-
made desserts, and cold
The cost of a meal is
$12 for adults and $6 for
children. The communi-
ty is welcome to eat in
and enjoy the fellowship
of others, or take out,
will be made available.
Offered new this
year is the opportunity
to win a handmade quilt,.
sponsored by the United
Methodist Women's:
Ministry Tickets are a $5:
donation, and tickets
purchasers need not be
present to win.

Protection &
S Investigations
is offering a NRA
Basic Pistol Shooting
and Safety Course on
November 21, 2009
January 16, 2010
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information,
or go to

a o a united

o attend. .
O A free workshop for everyone,

at the Leon County Public Library,
discussing the power of prayer,

located at 200 W. Park Av., Tallahassee.


10:50 A.M. to NOON

Come hear a Healer:
Sarah G. Hyatt, C.S.B., of Charleston, S.C.
Sponsored by your neighbors at the
Christian Science Church in Tallahassee.
Child care provided for children under
five at 122 Adams Street in Tallahassee,
only three blocks from the Leon Co.
Public Library. Free books.
For more information please call
(850) 385-1490

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The Monticello
Opera House will pres-
ent live Radio Theatre, 8
p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Nov. 13 and
14. The upstairs theatre
will be turned into a
1940's radio studio, with
amazing low tech sound
effects, actors in 1940's
costumes and attendees
as the live studio audi-
Dinner is available
before the show by reser-
vation. The doors open
at 6:30, dinner is at 7:00;
and the show starts at

Tickets are: Dinner
and Show-$30 or $25 for
members. Show Only
tickets are $15 and $12.
Call 850 997-4242 for info
or dinner reservations.
See how sound
effects were created
before the days of tech-
nology, and hear origi-
nal commercials for
local businesses sung by
Opera House Stage
Company performers.
You will hear
episodes of "The
Shadow," "Zero Hour,"

and "Sgt Preston of the
Yukon," read by the
Opera House radio
team, plus appearances
by Burns and Allen, and
Abbott and Costello.
Live Radio Theatre
allows audiences to see
and hear how shows
were performed when
Radio was king. Sit
back, close your eyes,
and drift back to the nos-
talgic days of yester-
year, when imagination
created the action to
coincide with the radio



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

A olg oo a s -btl, O OretOre

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)


*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.

Please visit the Jefferson County web page for the locations
& hours of opeCmAio*foeacb individual site.
For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.

City Recognizes Proctor

For 30 Years Of Service

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The Monticello City
Council on Tuesday
evening, Oct. 6, recog-
nized one of its long-
time employees for dedi-
cated service to the city.
The council pre-
sented Rochester
"Sandy" Proctor with
an award for 30 years of
dedicated service.
"Sandy .is a hard-
working, dedicated and
valuable employee of
the City of Monticello
and we appreciate him,"
City Manager Steve
Wingate said. -
He called Proctor an
integral part of the
organization and one pf
many dedicated employ-
ees responsible for the
smooth operation of
city services.
Proctor works at the
sewage treatment plant
off Mamie Scott Drive,
where he has worked
the last 20-odd years.
His first job with
the city, when he started
about 1978, was collect-
ing garbage, a job
Proctor did for about
five years but didn't
much care for, as the
work had little variety
What he enjoys about
his present job, he will
tell you, is that it's
always changing. One
day he will be doing
grounds maintenance at
the treatment plant,
another assisting with
the repair of a pump or
a motor, and another
assisting with the rou-
tine cleanup and main-
tenance at one of the

Photo Submitted

Rochester "Sandy" Proctor, left, receives an award
for 30 years of service-to the city. Jim Milicie, right,
treatment plant supervisor, presents the award. In the
background are City Council members, with Mayor
Tom Vogelgesang standing.

several lift stations.
"I do a little bit of
everything," Proctor
says. "I do whatever
needs to be done."
Proctor has seen his
share of changes at the
treatment plant in his
20-odd years there, from
the days when the waste
was treated via the old
trickling filters method
to the more modern

sometimes actually hav-
ing to wade into the
muck to repair or clean
a piece of equipment.
Proctor, however, takes
it all in stride as part of
the job.
"Debris", inciden-
tally, is the nice word
that Proctor uses to
describe the various
objects and unmention-
ables that are flushed
down toilets or that oth-
erwise find their way
into the sewer, system
and ultimately get
stopped at the screening
filters at either a pump
station or the treatment
plant itself. These
objects, which can be as
thick as six inches in
diameter, range from
common household and
yard items to unusual
products and commodi-
ties that Proctor
declines to identify.
A Monticello native
and lifelong city resi-
dent, Proctor expects he
will live the remainder
of his life here. His fam-
ily, he will tell, "goes
back a long time" in the
"A long time," he
Jim Milicic is the
treatment plant manag-
er and Proctor's imme-
diate supervisor.
"He's a pleasure to
work with," Milicie
says of Proctor.
"Whatever he has to do,
he does without com-
plaining. In this day
and age, that's unusu-

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Calico holiday Arts and Crafts Sbtw

As fall approaches,
you can feel the excite-
ment building. On No-
vember 14th and 15th, the
much anticipated Calico
Holiday Arts and Crafts
Show will once again
take place in Moultrie,
GA. Join the fun and fel-
lowship as you leisurely
browse over 400 booths, a
treasure trove of custom
gifts, seasonal decor and
holiday confections.
The rich diversity of
our Southern heritage
abounds in the crafts of
returning favorites and
re-invents itself in exclu-
sive new offerings from
our region. Imagine sur-
prising that special some-
one with a gift of limited
edition jewelry made
from vintage "ephemera"
by Betsy Carr of
Asheville, NC. Or treat
yourself to an excep-

tional piece of hammered
silver or pottery cabo-
chon by Hollywood, SC,
artisan, Caroline San-
dlin, current president of
the Charleston Crafts
Guild. Delight in the
whimsy of "floral an-
gels", with each angel
featuring a favorite
flower and its own
unique tag and story, de-
signed by Chery Miller of
Dollightful in Col-
lierville, TN. The time-
less art of hand-thrown,
kiln-fired pottery from
the red clay hills of
Louisville, MS, comes to
life at the hands of Frank
Stewart as he continues a
family tradition dating
from 1888. His custom
collectibles combine both
form and function in a
beautiful link to our past.
This is just a sampling of
the one-of-a-kind crafts

that will be offered at this
year's holiday show.
Here is your chance
to get all your' holiday
shopping done in short
order! Not only will you
support the local econ-
omy, find exclusive gifts
for everyone on your list,
save time and money, but
you will have fun doing it!
Make it a family affair as
there, is something here
for everyone. Gift items
include home and garden
decor, holiday ornaments
and seasonal outdoor dec-
orations, gourmet foods
and confections, custom
clothing and jewelry, toys,
pottery, floral arrange-
ments, painted glass,
tooled leather and wood-
working, antiques and so
much more. A variety of
entertainment for both
the young and young-at-
heart will include visits

with Santa and clogging
performers from across
the Southeast. Each visi-
tor will have a chance to
win a piece of hand-
crafted furniture donated
by John Bruce.
Site of the show is
Spence Field, home of the
Sunbelt Ag Expo, located
4 miles southeast of U.S.
Hwy 319 on Highway 133
in Moultrie, Georgia.
Gates open from 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday
and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
on Sunday. Admission is
$5.00 per adult; children
12 arid under are free
with an adult. Sorry no
pets allowed. For more
information, call 229-985-
1968 or e-mail:
Be sure to visit our web-
site, www.calicocrafts
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S** ***** ******* ********************************* *****

Mother, how I miss you every waking day.
SResting in God's arms now although in
the ground your body lay.
S It's been two years since that
unimaginable day. I miss and love you
More than anything is all I can really
Essay. ,"
You were the best. Every day
* I think of you and sigh. The hardest
Thing I've had to do is to say goodbye.
S But now you're gone and there's
nothing I can do but talk to you through
* prayer and always remember you.

Sunrise Jan. 25, 1944 Sunset Nov. 3,2007
Kathleen "Kat" was a loving mother,
grandmother, aunt, and sister. She leaves behind
eight children: Sheron (Jimmy,) James (Doris,)
Gregory, Eric (Robin,) Queen (AC,) Terry,
and Antrelle, all of Monticello, FL, and
Curtis of Norfolk, VA. Also a sister Ira
Williams of Atlanta, GA, and brothers
Curtis Williams of Albany, GA, ande
Ralph Williams of Monticello. As well*
as grandchildren, great-grandchil-
dren, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces,
and other family and friends.

We love you Kat,
*VouA C(JuTiAn


The Jefferson County School Board met in an emer-
gency session on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
with Chairman Edward Vollertsen presiding. Board Mem-
bers present were Saunders, Washington, Arbulu and
Boland. .Attorney Bird was present as was Superintend-
ent Brumfield.
On October 12, 2009, at the regular scheduled board
meeting at 6:00 p.m. the Board voted by a 3 to 2 vote to ap-
prove a lease agreement with Jonathan and Juanita Jones
to lease the old bus barn site located on South Water
Street. The lease was fqr five years with the stipulation
that Mr. Jones consider buying at the same price the city
paid for the adjoining acreage at $8,000 an acre. Voting for
the motion were Washington, Saunders, and Boland. Vot-
ing against the motion were Arbulu and Vollertsen.
The action taken by the School Board was reported
to the Department of Education. Ms. Linda Champion,
Deputy Commissioner of Finance and Operations at the
Department of Education asked General Counsel to review
the action taken by the School Board. She reported to Bill
Johnson, Chairman of the Oversight Committee appointed
to oversee the finances of the Jefferson County School
Board that an analysis had been provided by the general
counsel's office. He related that in view of the action Jef-
ferson County School Board took in approving the lease
of this property for a $1.00 a year constitutes failure of the
Board to exercise prudent fiscal judgment and at the next
meeting of the Financial Emergency Board, they would be
in a position to reject the district's fiscal recovery plan and
advise the State Board of Education, the Governor and the
Legislature that the district does not have a viable recovery
Superintendent Brumfield called for the emergency
meeting of the School Board for further discussion and to
allow the Board an opportunity to rescind the previous ac-
tion taken to approve the lease.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at
6:00 p.m. Discussion was held, however, after determining
Jonathan Jones had been involved in an accident and was
in the hospital, the Board voted to continue the meeting
until either the Jones' or their representative could be pres-
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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Funeral Expenses

Monticello News
Staff Writer
On Friday, Oct. 30, the Jefferson County
Middle High School family experienced the
unexpected death of a dear student, Charelle
Ervin. She was a sixth grade student at JCMHS.
Her sudden death is overwhelming and the loss
is hard to comprehend.
During this difficult time JCMHS is asking
for the support of the entire community to help
offset the expenses of the burial arrangements
for student Charelle Ervin.
An account has been opened at Farmers and
Merchants Bank. That account is "JCMHS
Charelle Ervin Fund;" and your monetary con-
tributions may be deposited into this account.
All funds collected will be used to help the fami-
ly during this very difficult time. Also, funds
may be dropped off at the JCMHS front office,
and addressed to ATTENTION: Valarie
Thompson. Make checks payable to Jefferson
County Middle High School. Mark the memo sec-
tion of the-check Charelle Ervin Fund.
On behalf of the JCMHS family, thank you
in advance for your support, your contributions,
and your thoughtfulness during this difficult

Should You Add "Munis"

to Your Portfolio?
Provided by Robert J. Davison
It's election season. Although you won't be selecting either
a new president or a new Congress, you may well have the
opportunity to vote on something that can affect your city or
state: municipal bonds. However, just because you vote to
give your state or local government permission to issue nu-
nicipalbonds doesn't mean you have to invest in them. But
should you?
a Before you can answer that question, you need to know what
municipal bonds are and how they work. General obligation
bonds are backed by property taxes and finance projects from
cities, counties, school districts and states. Revenue bonds are
backed by a specific revenue source and finance hospitals, util-
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by your city or state.
You can get other tangible benefits from investing in munic-
ipal bonds, or "munis." First, you'll receive regular interest
payments. Just as importantly, these payments typically are
exempt from federal income taxes and possibly state and
local income taxes as well. Keep in mind, however, that they
may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Consequently,
if you're in an upper tax bracket, you may be especially in-
terested in munis.
Still, before investing in a muni, you'll want to determine its
*yield. Basically, a bond's yield is the rate of return it promises
at any given price; when a bond's price rises, its yield usually
falls, and vice versa. The longer the time to a bond's maturity,
the greater its interest rate risk. To compare the yield of a tax-
free muni to that of a taxable bond, you must calculate its
tax-equivalent yield, which is based on the muni's interest
rate,and your individual tax bracket. For example, let's say
you are considering a tax-free muni that pays 4% interest, and
you're in the 28% tax bracket. To determine the bond's tax-
equivalent yield, subtract your tax rate (.28) from 1, giving
you .72. Then divide the bond's rate, or .4, by .72, giving you
5.5%. This means you would need to find a taxable bond that
pays at least 5.5% to equal the yield of a tax-free muni pay-
ing 4%.
Even if you've determined that a tax-free muni's yield com-
pares favorably to that of a taxable bond, you need to assess
some of the potential risks of owning munis. For one thing,
municipalities are clearly not exempt from the effects of the
long and harsh recession we've experienced. Consequently,
some projects funded by munis may have trouble generating
the revenue needed to repay the bonds' investors.
Another potential issue to consider with munis is their liq-
*uidity. Some states, such as New York and California, issue a
great many bonds, which are traded regularly. But some mu-
nicipalities operate in more illiquid markets, so if you buy a
muni from one of these issuers, you may need to hold it until
it matures.
Also, munis are traded "over the counter" rather than on an
exchange, so it can sometimes be difficult to get a price quote
for your bond, not to mention.a buyer. These liquidity issues
may not matter to you, however, if you intend to hold your
bond until maturity, collecting regular interest payments along
the way and eventually receiving your principal back. There
is also credit risk when investing in bonds, where if the issuer
defaults you could potentially lose all of your principal.
In any case, as long as you've done your research and gotten
help from a qualified financial professional, you may find that
municipal bonds can benefit you so give them some

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Making Sense of Investing

Quarterback'Hans Sorensen completed 6 passes
of 9 attempts for 39 yards in the game against Oak

ACA Fat T7
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian
Academy varsity football
team lost to Oak Hall 40-
7, Oct. 23, to stand 2-6 on
the season.
Oak Hall scored 20 in
the first quarter, 14 in the
second and 6 in the third
while holding ACA score-
less. The Warriors scored
7 in the fourth to Oak
Hall's 0, though Oak Hall
received 8 penalties for a
loss of 65 yards and
Aucilla remained penal-
Quarterback Trent
Roberts made 1 pass com-
pletion of 7 attempts for 8
yards and had 5 carries
for a loss of 5 yards; and
Hans Sorensen complet-
ed 6 of 9 pass attempts for
39 yards and 1 touchdown
and had 6 carries for 19
In rushing, Bradley
Holm had 2 carries for 1
yard; Tres Copeland, 3
carries for a loss of 1
yard; Phillip Watts, 5 car-
ries for 20 yards; Alex
Dunkle, 2 carries for 3
yards; and Todd
McKenzie, 2 carries for 8
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Holm had 3 pass
receptions for 1 yard; and
Wilson Lewis had' 4
receptions for 45 yards.
On the defensive side
of the field, Holm had 2
solos and 1 assist;
Roberts, 1 solo; Joe
Mizell, 1 solo and 1 assist;
Daniel Ward, 2 assists;
Lane Fraleigh, 2 tackles;
Wilson Lewis, 1 tackle, 1
.assist and 1 pass deflec-
tion; Ben Sadler, 2
assists; Matt Tuten, 3
tackles, 2 assists; Marcus
Evans, 1 assist; Jared
Jackson, 1 tackle;
Brandon Dunbar, 1
assist; and Todd
McKenzie, 1 assist;
Clark Christy, 2 tack-
les, 1 assist, 1 fumble
recovery; Levi Cobb, 5
tackles, 4 assists; Jacob
Pitts, 2 assists; Tyler
Evans, 5 tackles, 2
assists; Koal Swann, 3
assists; Brandon Darnell,
4 tackles, 3 ,assists; and-
Tanner Aman, 1 tackle
and 1 assist.
Holm had 1 kickoff
return for 9 yards;
Dunkle, 1 for 12; Lewis, 2
for 19; Dunbar, 1 for 26;
and Christy, 1 for 6.
Roberts had 8 punts for a
total of 251 yards.

Monticello News Photos By Emerald Greene October 18, 2009
Wilson Lewis had 4 pass receptions for 45 yards
in the game against Oak Hall, Oct. 23.


MUNROE 27- 21

Monticello News
Staff Writer.
Aucilla Christian
Academy Warriors lost to
Munroe, 27-21, Friday
night, to stand 2-7 on the
season. Though the
Warriors were down 14-0 at
the end of the first half,
they came to life in the sec-
ond half to tighten the
Munroe scored 7 in
each of the first and sec-
ond quarters, holding the
Warriors scoreless,, but
ACA outscored Munroe 7-6
in the third and 14-7 in the
In rushing, Bradley
Holm had 1 carry for a loss
of 4 yards; Hans Sorensen,
6 carries for 26 yards and a
long rush of 1Q; Tres
Copeland, 1 carry for 4
yards; Alex Dunkle, 7 rush-
es. for 40 yards with a long
carry of 14; and, Toqd,..
McKenzie, 4 carries for a
loss of 1 yard and a touch-
In receiving, Holm
had 4 pass receptions for 12
yards; Copeland, 1 recep-
tion for 7 yards; Dunkle, 1
reception for a loss of 3;
Wilson Lewis, 6 receptions

for 138 yards; Jared
Jackson, 1 reception for 30
yards; and Clark Christy, 8
pass receptions for 73
yards and 2 touchdowns.
In passing, Sorensen
completed 21 of 26 attempt-
ed passes for a total of 280
yards, and 2 touchdowns.
On the defensive side
of the field, Holm had 4
tackles and 1 assist;
Sorensen, 1 tackle; Spencer
DePaola, 1 assist; Daniel
Ward, 1 tackle, 1 assist and
1 quarterback sack; Lane
Fraleigh, 1 tackle and 1
quarterback sack; Lewis, 6
tackles and 2 deflected
passes; Matt Tuten, 1 tack-
le; Marcus Evans, 1 assist;
and Brandon Dunbar, 1
tackle, 1 assist.
Christy, 5 tackles, 2
assists; Levi Cobb, 8 tackles
and 6 assists; Jacob Pitts, 4.
tackles and 12 quarterback
hurries; Jake Walker, 1
tackle, 1 assist and 1gQuar-
terback hurry; Tyler
Evans, 8 tackles, 2 assists;
Brandon Darnell, 3 tackles
and 3 assists; Tanner
Aman, 1 assist; and Russell
Fraleigh, 1 assist.
Dunkle had 3 punts
during the game for a total
of 116 yards.

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Jefferson County

Tax Year 2 =

Members of the Board
Honorable Board of County Commissioners, District No.
Honorable Board of County Commissioners, District No.
Honorable School Board, District No..
Citizen Member Business owner within the school district
Citizen Member Homestead property owner .'

The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets-each year to hear petitions and make decisions relating
to property tax assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.

Summary of Year's Actions
.lumber of Parcels Peduction in Shift in
Type of Property Exemptions Assessments* Both County Taxable Value Taxes
Granted Requested Reduced Requested Wthdrawn Due to Board Due to Board
Granted Re sted Reduceor settled Actions Actions
Residential $ $
Commercial $ $
Industrial and
Agricultural or
classified use
High water recharge $ $
Historic commercial
or nonprofit
Business machinery $ $
and equipment
'Vacant lots and $ $
All values should be county taxable values. Schoo and other taxing authority values may differ.
"Inciude transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests.

If you have a question aboutthese actions, contact the chair orthe Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board.
Chair's name Stephen G. Fulford Phone 850-342-0219 X
Clerk's name Kirk B. Reams Phone 850-342-0219 X
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-. ACA, JCMHS Athletes


Photo Submitted
ACA K-4 students took a community helpers field trip to Monticello, recent-
ly. Among their stops was Fire Rescue, where students posed for this photo by
a firetruck.

ACA K-4 Students Learn About Community Helpers

Students in the K-4
class at Aucilla
Christian Academy,
taught by Roslyn Bass,
have just completed a
unit on community
helpers. Several visitors
came to speak with stu-
dents about their occu-
pations, and how they
help the community.
Occupations repre-
sented were: pharmacy,
coaching, missionary
work, pastors, and a cast
technician from the
Tallahassee Orthopedic
Principal Richard
Finlayson spoke to the
class about what his
position entails, and
reminded the students
that Jesus was a good
example of a community
helper. To wrap up the
unit, the K-4 class took a
community helper field
trip in Monticello.
The first stop. was
the Sheriff's office and
the jail. Officer Pepper
Norrman met the chil-

dren at the door and gave
them a tour of the dis-
patcher's office, the hold-
ing cell, and some of the
other offices.
Deputy Kevin
Tharpe and his
Police/Drug Dog, Frodo,
explained Frodo's func-
tion, and that he was his
police partner. Children
were able to look inside a
police car, and asked
Officer Pepper many
The next stop was to
Fire Rescue, where
Renee McCord gave a
presentation about fire
safety and the work the
firefighters do. She
reminded the children to
never be afraid of a fire-
fighter, and to never hide
from one.
A firefighter in uni-
form demonstrated what
it would look and sound
like if a firefighter had
to come into their home.
The children also got to
explore the fire truck
and ambulance.

Leaving the fire sta-
tion, the class stopped at
Tupelo's Bakery for a
snack. Owners Claire
Olson and Kim Davis,
served the children their
famous sticky buns, a
blueberry muffin and
The next stop was
the Post Office where
children mailed a letter
to their parents. They
then went to the County
Library, where Kitty
Brooks, entertained
them with a story time,
including songs and fin-
ger plays.
Brooks gave a tour of
the library and encour-
aged the children to get a
library card and visit the
library, with their par-
ents or grandparents.
The last stop was the
Recreation Park for a
sack lunch and some
playtime. The children
were well behaved
throughout the trip, and
Bass reported she was
proud of her students.

Devondrick Nealy
Monticello News
Staff Writer
For the fifth straight
week, athletes from both
Aucilla Christian
Academy and Jefferson
County High School have
been named to the list of
Big Bend Leaders on the
In rushing,
Devondrick Nealy
(Jefferson) remains at #1
for the fifth week with 116
carries for 1,192 yards,
and 18 touchdowns,
Kendrick Huggins-
Footman (Jefferson) was
#29 with 26 carries for 260
yards and 2 touchdowns;
Alex Dunkle (ACA) was
#41 with 71 carries for 199
yards; Todd McKenzie
was #47 with 29 carries
for 163 yards, and Philip
Watts was #58 with 21 car-
ries for 109 yards.
In passing, freshman
quarterback Lenorris
Footman (Jefferson)
remained at #1 for the
fifth week with 96 pass
completions of 151

Big Bend
attempts, 4 interceptions,
and 12 touchdowns; Trent
Roberts (ACA) was #19
with 35 pass completions
of 102 attempts with 2
interceptions, and 1
touchdown; and
Marquice Dobson
(Jefferson) was #23 with 3
pass completions of 3
attempts, and 3 touch-
For receiving, David
Crumity (Jefferson)
remained at #1 for the
fifth week with 33 pass
receptions, and 10 touch-
downs; Marquice Dobson
(Jefferson) was #6 with 36
receptions, and 4 touch-
downs; Alphonso
Footman (Jefferson) was
#19 with 16 receptions,
and 1 touchdown;
Devondrick Nealy
(Jefferson) Was #30 with 8
receptions; Clark
Christy (ACA) was #33
with 9 receptions, and 1
touchdown; and Wilson
Lewis (ACA) was #47 with
13 receptions, and no
On the defensive side
of the field in tackles,
Tyler Evans (ACA) was
#10 with 25 solos and 35
assists; Brandon
Whitfield (Jefferson) was
#29 with 29 solos and 11
assists; Demontrey
Johnson (Jefferson) was
#34 with 28 solos and 6
assists; Levi Cobb (ACA)
was #37 with 14 solos and'
18 assists; Clark Christy
was #38 with 12 solos and
19 assists; Brandon


Trent Roberts
Darnell (ACA) was tied at
#39 with 8 solos and 23
assists; and Alphonso
Footman (Jefferson) was
#39 with 24 and 6 assists.
In quarterback sacks,
Trent Roberts (ACA) was
#3 with 8; Tyler Evans
(ACA) was #6 with 3.5;
Jacob Pitts (ACA) was #8
with 2.5; and Brandon
Darnell (ACA),
Demontrey Johnson
(Jefferson), Keyron
Bellamy (Jefferson) and
Kass Brooks (Jefferson),
were all tied at #9 with 2.
For the fifth week in
pass interceptions, David
Crumity (Jefferson) was
#1 with 6; Marquice
Dobson (Jefferson) was
#2 with 5; and Wilson
Lewis (ACA) was #4 with
In kicking, Lane
Fraleigh (ACA) was #11
with no field goal in 1
attempts and 4 extra
points made of 4 attempts
for 4 points; and Trent
Roberts (ACA) was #9 in
punts with 31 punts for
1,018 yards.

Photo Submitted
On their community helpers field trip, ACA K-4 students visited the Sheriff's
Department and posed with Sherriff David Hobbs, left, and Sgt. Pepper Norman,

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Monticello News 15A



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City Council of the
City of Monticello will be making application with the U.S.
SDepartment of Agriculture for wastewater loan/grant funding.
For additional information please contact Emily Anderson,
City Clerk at (850) 342-0153, or City Hall, 245 South Mulberry
Street, Monticello, FL 32344.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: Pursuant to Florida Statutes
286.0105 that if a person decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made.
Which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Dated this of November, 2009'.
By Emily Anderson,
City Clerk,
City of Monticello, Florida.


CASE NO. 08-338-CA
ASSOCIATION, INC.., a dissolved Florida corporation; SUN-

Notice is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated October 27, 2009, in Case No.08-338-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Jefferson
County, Florida, in which FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK
is the Plaintiff and KAREN M. MORGAN F/K/A KAREN M.
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., a dissolved Florida corpora-
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
the front door of the Jefferson County Courthouse in
Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
November 19, 2009, the property set forth in the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as f.,- '
Mo si.. F1 -.. ...... t --, ^ :- .J.
Lot 33, Block "A", Aucilla Forest & Meadows
Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book B, Page(s) 45; Public Records of Jefferson Count...
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus.from the
sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the
DATED: October 27, 2009

KIRK REAMS, Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Sherry Sears, Deputy Clerk
Garvin B. Bowden, Esq,
Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden P.A..
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308


SRWMD Governing Board Meeting

On Thursday, November 12, 2009, the Suwannee River Water
Management District's Governing Board will meet at 9:00 am
at Otter Springs Park & Campground, Springhouse Lodge,
6470 SW 80th Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693, (352) 463-
0800. The meeting is to consider District business and conduct
public hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. A
vtorkshop held at the Cedar Key Public Library, 460 2nd
Street, Cedar Key, Florida 32625, (352) 543-5777, will follow
the Governing Board meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the'



Jefferson County Road Department is requesting Bids for
a Roadside Mowing tractor with a closed cab, A/C, and 100 hp
at the PTO. Please call David Harvey at the Department office
for more details. Bids opep at 9:00 am November 17, 2009.
Bring sealed bids to pur office at 1484 South Jefferson Street,
Monticello, Fl. 32344. Phone 850-997-2036.


CASE NO. 2009-CA-253
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure on
the following property in Jefferson County, Florida:
Commence at an old, iron pipe marking the Southeast cor-
ner of Section 18, Township 1 North, Range 4 East, Jefferson
County, Florida, and run thence North 00 degrees 39 minutes 49
seconds West along the East boundary of Said Section 18 a dis-
tance of 1282.81 feet to'a concrete monument on the Southerly
boundary of the 120.00 foot right-of-way of the Seaboard Coast
Line Railroad, thence South 76 degrees 38 minutes 00 seconds
West along said Southerly right-of-way boundary 1733.50 feet
to a concrete monument for the PONT OF BEGNNING. From
said POINT OF BEGINNING continue thence south 76 degrees
38 minutes 00 seconds West along said Southerly right-of-way
boundary 207.43 feet to a concrete monument, thence leaving
said Southerly right-of-way boundary run South 13 degrees 22
minutes 00 seconds East 630.11 feet to a concrete monument on
the Northerly right-of-way boundary of a proposed 60.00 foot
roadway, thence North 76 degrees 38 minutes 00 seconds East
along said Northerly right-of-way boundary 207.43 feet to a
concrete monument, thence leaving said Northerly right of way
boundary run North 13 degrees 22 minutes 00 seconds West
630.11 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on ANDREW J. POWER.
P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys, 3520 Thomasviile Road, 4th Floor.
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3469, no more than thirty (3u) Jday
from the first publication date of this notice of action, and file -,
the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
DATED this 30th day

Smith, Thompson, Shaw & Manausa
3520 Thomasville Rd, 4th Floor
Tallahassee, Fl 32309

Kirk Reams
Clerk of Courts
By: Sherry Sears
Deputy Clerk


CASE No. 2009-CA-116

HSBC Bank USA N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities
Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of
ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust 2007-DI Asset
Backed Pass-Through Certificates,
Lester W. Burke, Unknown Spouse of Lester W. Burke,

Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 13,
2009, and entered in Case No. 2006-116-CA of the Circuit
Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Jefferson County,
Florida, wherein HSBC Bank USA N.A, as Trustee on behalf of
ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the reg-
istered holders of ACE'Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan
Trust 2007-DI Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, is
Plaintiff and Lester W. Burke, Unknown Spouse of Lester W.
Burke, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the North Door of the courthouse, located at 1
Courthouse Circle, Monticello, FL 32344, at 11:00 o'clock AM.
on the 25th day of November, 2009, the following described
property as get forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit:
Commence at the Concrete Monument Marking the
Northeast Corner of Lot 190 of the ORIGINAL PLAN OF
MONTICELLO as per Map or Plat thereof of Recorded in
Deed Book "G", Page 1, of the Public Recdrds of Jefferson
County, Florida, and run South 89 Degrees 48 Minutes 36
Seconds West, along the South Right-of-Way Line of U.S.
Highway 90 (Washington Street), 100.36 Feet to a Concrete
Monument for a POINT OF BEGINNING, Thence from
said Point of Beginning run South 00 Degrees 42 Minutes 07
Seconds West 184.61 Feet to an Iron Rod, thence North 88
Degrees 17 Minutes 56 Minutes 06 Seconds West 26.48 to an
Iron Rod, thence South 00 Degrees 42 Minutes 06 Seconds
West 40.85 Feet to an.Iron Rod on the North Right-of-way
Line of Walnut Street, Thence South 89 Degrees 57 Minutes
21 Seconds West, along Said Right of Way Line 106.60 Feet
to an Axle, Thence North 00 Degrees 42 Minutes 07 Seconds
East 224.32 Feet to an Iron Rod on the South Right-of-way
Line of Said U.S. Highway 90 (Washington Street), Thence
North 89 Degrees 48 Minutes 36 Seconds East, along Said
Right-of-way Line 133.08 Feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
Located: 635 West Washington Street, Monticello, FL
and all fixtures and personal property located therein or there-
on, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Monticello. Jefferson County, Florida, this 28th, day of
October, 2009.
Kirk Reams, Clerk of said Circuit Court
By; Sherry Sears
Steven J. Clarfield. Esquire As Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Steven J. Clarfield, P.A.
Attorney for Plaintiff
500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730
SWe, Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 713-1400





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This little sweet pea This little pumpkin
rested very well while had quite the tine trick-
other costumed charac- or-treating in downtown
ters trick-or-treated door- Monticello Saturday
to-door. evening.

Employees at Farmers and Merchants Bank

This little fireman is
Trenton Stuart. He's the
grandson of Cindy and
Don Lee of Monticello.

Posing among the fall leaves, pumpkins, and scarecrow are, from left to right,
\ivie Clemons, Ella Clemons, Sami Clemons, and Johnny Flowers.

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Two beautiful Southern Bells were out and about
Halloween evening.

Addison Christian and Ryan Elizabeth
the grandchildren of Nancy and Bert Banks.

Dogs and turkeys could be found walking the
streets and having Halloween fun Saturday in

Halloween was celebrated in downtown
Ionticello Saturday evening with more than 300
Irick-or-treaters walking the streets and having a
good time.

Dressed for an evening of Halloween fun are, from left to right, XaCarri
Blyden, Jaedaria Blyden, Madison Kelly, and Teresa Blyden.

This costumed group of trick-or-treaters are, from left to right Cody Little as
the Grim Reaper, Zachery Little as Darth Vader, ghostly Tonya Cook, devilish
Amanda Mclendon, and vampire Nicole Little.

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