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Around Jeff. Co. 4-8A
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Classifieds 14A
Dining Out Guide 6A
Football Contest 13A

Annual Homestead & Ag Renewals Now Automatic

Mechanisms In Place to Safeguard Against Fraud

Monticello News
Managing Editor
The Monticello News, and the Jeffer-
son County Journal still have tickets for
the Natalie Eades Fundraiser, Sunday,
*Nov. 15, from 11-2 p.m. sponsored by the
Original Wharf Express.
Tickets are $7 for a catfish dinner,
which includes catfish, cheese grits, hush
puppies and coleslaw, with the Wharf Ex-
press located in the Monticello News park-
ing lot on the.Courthouse Circle. For
tickets, or additional information, call
Glenda at 997-3568.
S The Wharf Express is a member of
ihe Monticello/Jefferson County Cham-
ber of Commerce, with the intention of
supporting local businesses and serving
the community.
To this end, all proceeds from the Nov
5th fundraiser will go to the Natalie Eades
Natalie Eades was diagnosed with
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in Decem-
ber of 2008. After five months of treat-
ment, her cancer went into remission, and
the family was able to return home and
carry on with their lives.
When Natalie underwent her
monthly checkup, Sept. 21, in Gainesville,
it was discovered that her platelet count
had dropped well below the normal level.
She then underwent a bone marrow aspi-
The results confirmed that the cancer
had returned, and Natalie would require a
bone marrow transplant, and the Eades
family once again moved to Shands, as the
transplant requires a lotof in-patient re-
covery time.
Natalie has finished her chemo, and
is waiting for the cancer to go into remis-
sion, so she can proceed with the trans-
Her parents are both jobless and face
many expenses. It is towards this end that
the Wharf Express, decided to sponsor the
Call 997-3568 or stop by the Monticello,
News office to purchase your dinner tick-
ets, for this Sunday's fundraiser.
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
A city man was arrested last
week on an outstanding county
warrant charging him with felony
lewd and lascivious molestation of
a teen.
According to the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office, in Febru-
ary of this year, a 15-year-old fe-
male reported that Percy Lee
Miller, 53, of Monticello, had fon-
dled her, and the victim's allega-
tions prompted several other
Please See Molestation Page

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Monticello News
Senior Sta.f liriter
True to her campaign
promise. Property Ap-
praiser Angela Gray last
week got the County Com-
mission to adopt two resolu-
tions that provide. for
automatic renewals of
homestead and various
other exemptions and also
the agricultural classifica-
"This is something our
citizens have wanted for a
long time," Gray told the

coImmIissioner- on Thutrsdcay
morning. Not. 5. after their
unanimous approval of the
two measures.
She noted that the auto-
matic renewals would as-
sure that property owners
didn't risk losing their ex-
emptions or agricultural,
classification status because
they inadvertently failed to
sign and return the appro-
priate card by the March 1
deadline each year.
The automatic renewals
take effect Jan 1, 2010, and
apply to the following ex-

emotions: homestead:
widow or widower: disabil-
ity: disabled veteran; blind
persons: sev ice-connected
total and permanent disabil.
ity; totally and permanently
disabled persons: religious.
literacy; scientific and chari-
table reasons; and charter
school facilities.
Individuals claiming the
named exemptions will re-
ceive a white postcard on
Feb. 1, 2010, notifying them
of their exemption. They
Please See Homestead
Page 4A

Property Appraiser
Angela Gray

Lilly Named

New Director

Of Local

Extension Office

Directorship Caps
23-Year Career

The Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) has recently
learned that an old long distance
phone scam that leads consumers to
incur high charges on their phone bills
may now affect wireless consumers. In .
the past, consumers have been fooled
intomaking expensive international
calls by scam artists who leave mes-
sages on consumers' answering ma-
chines or their e-mail accounts. The
messages urge consumers to call a

number with an "809," "284," "876," or
some other area code to collect a prize,
find out about a sick relative, or en-
gage in sex talk.
SWireless consumers are now re-
ceiving similar calls from phone num-
bers with three-digit area codes that
appear to be domestic, but are actually
associated with international pay-per-
:call phone numbers. While wireless
companies are working to block
Please See Scam Page 4A

John Lilly
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Jefferson County has a new exten-
sion office e director. H is John Lilly, who
had been serving as interim director
since the former longtime director,
Larry Halsey, resigned on May 31.
The County Commission selected
Lilly over rival candidate George Harri-
son on Thursday morning, Nov. 5. The
commissioners' comments made clear
that Lilly's sterling qualifications, his
longevity with the extension office, and
his service and commitment to youths
and the community made him the
hands-down choice, notwithstanding
the other candidate's impressive quali-
"We have two very qualified candi-
dates but one of them has lived and
worked 20 years here, has exceptional
qualifications, and can step into the job
without missing a beat," Commissioner
Hines Boyd said in making his motion
to;select Lilly, which motion Commis-
sioner Stephen Fulford seconded.
Commissioner Felix "Skeet" Joyner
quite agreed with Boyd's assessment.
He praised Harrison's qualifications
and the latter's willingness "to step up
to the plate".
"But John Lilly has proved himself
and I can't turn my back on that,"
Joyner said.
Commissioners Danny Monroe and
Gene Hall likewise praised Harrison
and noted that the county was lucky to
have two qualified candidates apply for
the job, but all things considered, their
choice had to be Lilly, they said.
Commissioners earlier had post-
poned a decision on the selection of the
directorship pending their interviewing
of the two candidates.
Lilly is a 21-year veteran of the Jef-
ferson County Extension Office. He
holds a master's in agricultural educa-
tion and has been involved in agricul-
ture-related educational programs since
1986. He started with the Jefferson
Please See John Lilly Page 4A


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low 70s and lows in the low 50s.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
A year after full im-
plementation of Amend-
ment 1 and looking at
the half-full portion of
the glass Property Ap-
praiser Angela Gray re-
ported via a press
release on Wednesday
morning, Nov. 4, that the
measure had saved Jef-
ferson County property
owners an estimated
$520,500 in taxes during
the current year.
Looking at the half-
empty portion of the
glass, however, Gray re-
ported to the Jefferson
Legislative Committee
on the same day that that
the amendment had
caused Jefferson County
$520,500 in lost tax rev-
enues a loss not likely




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to be reimbursed in full,
judging from state's per-
formance the previous
year. She added that
Amendment 1 had
caused the City of Mon-
ticello $55,642 in lost tax
revenues and the school
district $110,648 in lost
tax revenues.
That in a nutshell
was Gray's message to
the committee, which is
beginning to prepare its
lobbying agenda for the
coming legislative ses-

sion. Gray urged the
committee to make it
one of its priorities to
get the Legislature to re-
imburse local govern-
ments in full for the lost
tax revenues caused by
Amendment 1 and the
somewhat related
Amendment 4.
Amendment 1 has
four tax-relief compo-
nents, three of which
went into effect in 2008
and the last of which
went into effect in 2009.
The four components,
briefly, are: a second
$25,000 homestead ex-
emption on homesteaded
properties valued at
more than $50,000; porta-
bility of the accumu-
lated Save Our Home
(SOH) saving benefits for
Please See Amend-
ment 1 Page 4A

industrial Park Improvements

Near Final Permitting Hurdle
AZARO ALEMAN Issuance of the intent to issue the per-
onticello News FDEP permit will allow mit is a welcomed signal
nior Staff Writer construction of 1,145- for county officials, who
The Florida Depart- are hopeful it will be the
ent of Environ- last hurdle in what
e n t a 1 a t has come to be
protection a lengthy
DEP) has sig- process to
filed its inten- rI ct o t* l ready the two
on to issue a sites for their
ormwater permit ... intended tenants.

for the improvements
that the county wants to
undertake at the indus-
trial park to facilitate the
relocation there of a hel-
icopter medical trans-
port unit and two
distribution companies.

feet roadway and a 7,900-
sq-foot heliport and
associated stormwater
management system on
4.15 acres of a 32-acre
The FDEP's stated


Cloudy with gusty winds. High
near 65F. Winds N at 15 to 25

It is also becoming
clear that the $40,000 that
the County Commission
initially committed as
part of the incentive
package to induce Air
Please See Indus-
trial Page 4A

141st Year No.

Amendment 1 Proves To Be

Half Full, Half Empty Glass

1 Sections, 18 Pages


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009



Jefferson C hi~ rary

Guest Columnist

Are You Humming Yet?

Marsha Jopling
Article by Marsha
Jopling. There has occa-
sionally been a little
mix-up at the newspaper
with who has written a
particular article for
this column. Two of my
articles had Kitty
Brooks, our children's
librarian, as the author.
This doesn't really both-
er me, except that poor
Kitty Brooks might have
to answer questions
about something I have
written. So, I will
always try to preface my
article with my name.
You would think
that with over three
quarters of a million
words in the English
language that there
would be no need for any
nonsense words. But of
course, making it even
more difficult to teach
English to others, our
language is inundated
with thousands of
phrases of "gobbledy-
A lot of these non-
sense words are used in
the music industry to
keep the rhythm on
t ack until the.:.real
1rics come along:- I bet
yMu can't read the"fol-
Idwing list of words
without humming along
with a few of them, or
reading them with
rhythm. (Caution, if
you are under thirty
years of age you might
not know some of
cexp ialidocious, Do-

ditty-do, Oom-pah-pah-
oom-pah-pah, Be Bop a-
Lula she's my baby, Ob
La Di-Ob La Da-Life goes
on braugh, Zip A Dee
Doo Dah Zip A Dee Day,
Mairzy Doats and Does
Edoats, Oo-Ee-Oo-Aa-Aa-
Bing-Bang, Inka-Dinka-
We certainly under-
estimate the power of
nonsense words to com-
municate images and
story lines. One of my
favorite examples of
this concept is the poem,
The Jabberwocky by
Lewis Carroll. While
teaching reading in high
school, I had my stu-
dents pick a stanza and
draw a picture of their
interpretation of the
words. Amazing things
can happen while using
nonsense words!
'Twas brillig, and the
slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in
the wade;
All mimsy were the boro-

Long time the manxome
foe he sought.
So rested he by the
Tumtum tree.
And stood awhile in
And as in uffish thought
he stood,
The Jabberwock, with
eyes of flame,
Came wiffling through
the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two!And
through and through
The vorpal blade went
He left it dead, and with
its head
He went galumphing
'And hast thou slain the
Come to my arms, my
beamish boy!
Ofrabjous day! Callooh!
He chortled in his joy.
'Twas brillig, and the
slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in
the wabe;
All mimsy were the boro-

"Beware the
Jabberwock,- my son!
The jaws that bite, the
claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird,
and shun
He took his vorpal sword
in hand:

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S I really don't think it
would be a good idea to
use this poem to teach
English to my Hispanics
in the beginner's class!
Can you imagine trying
to play charades with
those words? So, Sha-
Na-Na-Na, Sha-Na-Na-
Na-, Hey-Hey-
Hey...Goodbye. Aargh!

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Can Science and Religion Coexist?

Dear Editor:
When I read so
many letters to the edi-
tor and stingers (and
not just in this newspa-
per) about evolution vs.
creationism, the Word
of God vs. the Laws of
Science and other simi-
lar debates, it seems as
though everything is
seen only as black or
white. You're either
with us or against us.
You can't be a
Christian (or a
Muslim, Hindu, etc.)
and believe in science.
Says who?
I choose both.
Understand that I am
neither a scientist nor
a pastor and that I am
only stating my opin-
ion, not trying to tell
you what you should
believe. I call myself a
Christian and I believe
in the message of the
Those who know
me don't see me in
church every Sunday
My last science class
was well over a decade
ago and I haven't been
inside of a lab since.
But I am a firm believ-
er that science and reli-
gion both have real and
necessary purpose in
the world.
When I go to hear
my pastor's sermon, he
is rt.yJjip. to explain

to me how my world
works or why. I never
hear about quantum
physics or biology.
He's more concerned
With who I am and how
I treat my neighbors.
He wants me to know
right from wrong and
to be an example to oth-
ers. The Bible doesn't
tell me the four states
of matter or what the
speed of light is.
The message I hear
is that what I do in this
life affects what my
existence will be like in
the next. And that
what I do is more
important than what I
say. My purpose on this
earth is not to tell oth-
ers what they should
do, but to make sure
that I leave it at least
a little better than I
found it.
When I was sitting
in chemistry class, the
instructor never said,
"And therefore this
experiment proves that
God does not exist."
Physics doesn't explain
to me why I should tell
my kids that stealing is
wrong. Nowhere on
the periodic table of
elements is there .a
commandment or a
parable. What I did
learn is that combining
certain elements and
compounds can be dan-

gerous or beneficial -
and you'd better know
the difference. I try to
grasp the brain-numb-
ing concepts that are
the domain of people
much smarter than I
My point is this:
science tells me why
and how, and the Bible
tells why and how. But
science deals with the
physical universe, and
the Bible deals with my
soul and my moral
Science is neither
moral nor immoral;
that's what God's mes-
sage is for. Splitting an
atom can be destruc-
tive or it can be benefi-
cial. We need responsi-
ble scientists and
physicists that work to
benefit mankind and
the universe as a
When I tell my kids
about how the lizard on
our porch evolved to
change it's skin 'color,
or how the light from a
star took so long to
reach us that the star is
likely extinguished by
now, I also tell them to
thank God for giving us
a wonderful and beau-
tiful universe to live

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jason Richard
Parcher, 32, of
Tallahassee, was
arrested Nov. 2 on an
outstanding Leon
County warrant charg-
ing failure to appear
on the charge of armed
robbery with a deadly
weapon, and local
charges of obstruction
without violence and
driving while license
suspended, knowingly.
Bond was withheld and
he remained at the
county jail Nov. 9.
Deldron M. Jones,
26, of Monticello, was
arrested Nov. 2, and
charged with battery,
domestic. He was
released on is own
recognizance the same
A juvenile was
arrested Nov. 3, and
charged with sale of
cocaine. The juvenile
was turned over the
family members the
same day,_.. .
Reginald Rodell
Watkins;,. 20, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested Nov. 3, and
charged with violation
of probation on the
charge of uttering a
forgery. He was
released on his own
recognizance the same
Percy Lee Miller,
53, of Monticello, was
arrested Nov. 4, and
charged with-lewd and
lascivious molestation.
Bond was set at
'$100,000 and he
remained at the county
jail Nov. 9.
Oscar A. Pavon, 39,
of Jefferson County,
was arrested Nov. 4,
and charged with driv-
ing under the influence
and no valid drivers
license. A total bond
was $500 was set and he
bonded out of jail the
same day.
Shedrick Vantrice
Jones, 33, of Jefferson
County, was arrested
Nov. 4, and charged
with violation of pro-
bation on the charge of
criminal mischief.
Bond was withheld,
and he remained at the
county jail Nov. 9.
Johnny Lee
Vinson, 34, of
Monticello, was arrest-
ed Nov. 4, and charged
with trespass after
warning. Bond was
withheld, and he
remained at the county
jail Nov. 9.
Luzv Mora
Bautista, 26, of
Jefferson County, was
sentenced in court Nov.
4 to 15 days in the coun-
ty jail Nov. 4 on the
charge of driving
under the influence.
He remained in the
county jail Nov. 9.
Frederick Richard
Dunning, 46, a
Jefferson Correctional
Institution (JCI)
inmate, was officially
charged Nov. 5 with

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Cont. From Page 1

will not, however, be
required to sign and
return the card to the-
property appraiser's
office unless their status
has changed.
only expressed concern
was how her office
would monitor the situa-
tion to ensure that prop-
erty owners didn't take
advantage of the auto-
matic renewals. Gray
offered that a number of
mechanisms were in
place to detect fraudu-
lent claims, including
"a new Anonymous
Homestead Fraud
reporting mechanism
on the Property
Appraiser's website
Social Security number
cross reference technol-
ogy, and system pro-
gramming to flag prop-
erties that changed own-
ership requiring new
applications to be filed
and field verification".
As for the agricul-
tural classification,
Gray said the annual


homeowners who move
from one homestead to
another; a $25,000 exemp-
tion on tangible personal
property; and 10 percent
growth limitations on the
assessments of non-home-
stead real properties, such
as rental, commercial or
recreational units the
last component to kick in.
Going by last year's
figures, when only three of
the components were in
place, Gray calculates that
taxpayers saved or the
county lost in revenues,
depending on how one
chooses to look at it -
$$421,688. Meaning that if
the Legislature had stuck
to its representation that
counties would be reim-
bursed for 95 percent of
their lost tax revenues due
to the amendment,
Jefferson County should
have received $400,604
from the state. Instead,
Jefferson received $181,807
- a loss of $239,881.
It may have been that
the partial reimbursement
resulted from the poor
economy and the state's
consequent reduced rev-
enues, Gray said. But if
last year's scenario held
true this year, the county
could expect to be reim-
bursed only a portion of
the $520,500, unless the
Legislature could be con-
vinced to do otherwise, she
As for Amendment 4,
which goes into effect at
the start of 2010, its aim is
to prevent urban sprawl by
encouraging private prop-
erty owners to put their
lands into permanent con-
servation easements.
Meaning that the property
owners can still use their
lands for farming, ranch-
ing, logging and other
agriculture-related uses,
but they give up their right
to ever develop the lands
for commercial uses. In
return, the law exempts
from property taxes those
lands put into conserva-
tion easements.
Gray's best estimates
is that next year
Amendment 4 will cause
revenue losses of $139,000
to Jefferson County and
$131,000 to the school dis-
The projected rev-
enues losses for the school
district caught the atten-


females to come forward, and
report the same kind of
behavior when they were
The other females
reported that the behavior
happened when they were

green card would con-
tinue to be mailed out,
but it would not require
a signature and to be
returned unless a
change occurred in the
type of agricultural
activity taking place.
Her office, moreover,
would take a more active
approach to reviewing
the claims and doing
field inspections every
five years to ensure that
a bona-fide commercial
agricultural activity
was taking place on the
As things stood now,
the green cards were
routinely filed away and
pretty much forgotten,
Gray said. And individu-
als who were fraudulent-
ly claiming exemptions
and the agricultural
classification were
doing it under the pres-
ent system, she said.
The automatic renewals
would afford her staff
more time and opportu-
nity to monitor compli-
ance and the veracity of
the claims and check on

some 2,000 parcels that
were backlogged, she
"By not having to
worry about the renew-
al, it gives us more time
to check parcels to see if
they are in compli-
ance," Gray said.
She further let it be
known that per Florida
statutes, property own-
ers who intentionally
cheat on their home-
stead exemptions will
have a tax lien put on
their properties,' be
back taxed for up 10
years (as applicable),
and be required to pay a
sizeable penalty (50 per-
cent of the unpaid taxes
for each year), and pay
interest at a rate of 15
percent pr year.
Jefferson County is
the last of Florida's 67
counties to implement
the automatic home-
stead renewals, is
the 53rd to implement
the automatic agricul-
tural classification
renewal, according to

Cont. From Page 1

tion of Marianne Arbulu,
the School Board's repre-
sentative on the commit-
tee. With the school dis-
trict already reeling from a
25 percent drop in its budg-
et over the last year, it
could ill afford any more
funding cuts, Arbulu made
clear. She said the situa-
tion was so critical that
the district couldn't afford
to repair the elementary
school's leaking roof, nor
retrofit the district's air
conditioning and heating
systems, which were
monthly costing the dis-
trict $45,000 in energy
Bottom line, the
school district needed any-
where between $75,000 and
$1 million to repair the
leaking roof and retrofit
the cooling and heating
systems so that the energy
costs could be reduced, she
Arbulu said other
issues existed, but the two
named were the ones that
the School Board wanted
the committee to pursue
on behalf of'the district,
in terms of trying to "get
the necessary state fund-
ing from the Legislature in
the coming session.
The committee also
briefly discussed and ulti-
mately rejected a request
to seek higher compensa-
tion for fire and emer-
gency medical personnel
called as witnesses in civil
cases. The going rate for
such testimony is $5.60 a
day and .06 cents per mile,
compensation that former
Fire Rescue chief Jim
Billberry considered
grossly inadequate and
Billberry was sup-
posed to research the issue
and report his findings to
the committee on Monday.
Billberry, however, was not
at the meeting, having
gained employment with
the Jefferson County
Health Department in the
In the brief discussion
that ensued on the topic,
Curt Kiser and Attorney
Paula Sparkman argued
against the proposal, call-
ing it a not winnable bat-
tle. Their argument was
essentially that if adjust-
ed for one group, such as
firefighters or emergency
medical personnel, the

between the ages of 10 and
Further investigation
revealed that in 2000, there
were two separate investiga-
tions conducted on Miller for
sexual offenses involving

payments would have to
be adjusted for other
groups, which would
prove prohibitive for the
state. Testifying, more-
over, was supposed to be a
civic duty, they said.
Julie Conley, econom-
ic development director
and a member of the com-
mittee, reported on her
research into the possibil-
ity3 of getting the
Legislature to designate
an Enterprise -Zone in
Jefferson County
Enterprise zones are
state-designated special
areas intended to spur
economic development by
affording tax relief and
other incentives to busi-
nesses that locate within
the zone's specified
Florida currently has
53 enterprise zones, which
can only be changed when
one of the current mem-
bers drops out, not a likely
scenario. Conley's
research indicates that in
at least three or four
instances in the past, the
Legislature has acted to
create special enterprise
zones. It was Conley's
assessment that although
it was possible to get such
a designation from the
Legislature, it wasn't
probable. The reason it
wasn't probable, she said,
was because it would have
a negative impact on the
state in terms of lost rev-
enues and other costs, and
under the present eco-
nomic circumstances, the
state was unlikely to
undertake something that
was to its detriment.
"It's possible and we
can ask for it, but it's my
feeling is that it probably
won't fly now," Conley
Even so, the commit-
tee encouraged her to
approach the Economic
Development Council
(EDC) and get its mem-
bers' thinking on the mat-
ter, as the EDC would
have to produce the sup-
porting documentation to
justify the request, if the
committee was to pursue
The legislative com-
mittee meets the first
Wednesday of each
month in the Chamber of
Commerce on West
Washington Street.

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Miller was arrested Nov.
4 and charged with lewd and
lascivious molestation. Bond
was set at $100,000 and he
remained at the county jail
Nov. 9.

County Extension Office
in 1988, attaining his
most recent position as
an agent IV and 4-H coor-
Harrison, a Wacissa
resident, holds a master's
in agriculture economics
and is currently
employed with the Leon
County Extension Office,
where he has been since
2006. Between 1990 and
2006, he worked with the
Florida Department of
Agriculture, according to
his resume.


suspicious numbers on their
networks, some consumers
may become victims of this
The Scam Works
Something Like This:
Your. wireless phone
rings once or twice and then
disconnects the call. When
the number appears in your
wireless phone log as a
missed call, it appears to be a
typical domestic telephone
number starting with a "649"
area code; or you get an e-
mail or voicemail (on your
residential wired telephone)
telling you to call a phone
number with an "809", "284",
"876," or some other three-
digit international area code.
When you return the call,
you assume you are making
a domestic long distance call
-as "649," "809," "284," "876,"
and other area codes
involved in this scam, appear
to be typical three-digit U.S.
area codes.
When you dial the three-
digit area code plus the num-
ber, however, you are con-
nected to a phone number
outside the United States,
often in Canada or .the,
Caribbean, and.are charged
expensive international call
rates, and may be charged for
pay-per-call services as well.
(In this case, "649" goes to the
Turks and Caicos, "809" goes
to the Dominican Republic,
"284" goes to the British
Virgin Islands, and "876"
goes to Jamaica.)
You don't find out about
the higher international call,
rates until you receive your
phone bill.
What You Can Do to
Minimize the Risk of This
Happening to You:
Check any unfamiliar area
codes before returning calls.


Methods to relocate to the
industrial park will be
nowhere sufficient to cover
the costs of the site improve-
ments. What's more, no one
now seems to know where
the $40,000 figure came from,
with one official describing
the amount as having been
"plugged out of the air". For
the record, it was the figure
that Economic Development
Director Julie Conley and
others quoted to the com-
mission when the proposal
first surfaced.
Part of the explanation
for the increase which
one individual close to the
project said could be as high
as $200,000 is that Air
Methods has greatly expand-
ed the original proposal,
including the addition of a
small hangar. The question
that county officials are now
asking is who will pay
upfront for the increase?
Per the terms of the
original agreement,
Jefferson County was to pay
for the cost of the improve-
ments upfront and Air
Methods was to reimburse
the county for the costs over
a four-year period, along
with the monthly lease pay-
ments on the property In
light of the expected higher
cost now, however, officials
are revisiting the issue, with
at least one commissioner
suggesting that Air Methods
pay upfront for any cost in
excess of the $40,000.
County Coordinator
Roy Schleicher assured com-
missioners on Thursday,
Nov. 5, that Air Methods offi-
cials were well aware that
the overage largely resulted
from their additions to the
original request and were
being very cooperative.
"That $40,000 was
plugged out of the air,"
Schleicher said.

In referring the two
candidates to the
Jefferson County
Commission for the final
selection, Dr. Pete Vergot,
extension director of the
northwest district, indi-
cated to officials here
that either candidate
would be acceptable to
the University of Florida
(UF) Institute of Food
and Agricultural
Services (IFAS), which
shares oversight of coun-
ty extension offices.
Speaking earlier in

support of Lilly's selec-
tion were several commu-
nity leaders, including
former Monticello News
Publisher Ron Cichon,
retired Methodist
Minister Carl Hanks, and
retired Jefferson County
School District
Administrator Albert
Thomas, all of whom
described Lilly to one
degree or another as a
good, caring and dedicat-
ed community leader and
"a standup guy".


Cont. From Page 1

Be aware that there are
many 3-digit area codes
(mostly in the Caribbean)
that connect callers to inter.
national telephone numbers.
If you do not otherwise
make international calls, ask
your local or wireless phone
company to block outgoing
international calls on your
Filing a Complaint with the
If you are billed for a
call you made as a result of
this scam, first try to resolve
the matter with your tele-
phone company If you are
unable to resolve it directly,
you can fie a complaint with
the FCC. There is no charge
for filing a complaint. You
can file your complaint using
an FCC on-line complaint
form found at esup-
. You can also file your com-
plaint with the FCC's
Consumer Center by e-mail-
ing; calling
1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-
5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-
FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; fax-
ing 1-866-418-0232; or writing
Federal Communications
Commission Consumer &
Governmental Affairs
Bureau Consumer
Inquiries and Complaints
Division 445 12th Street,
SW Washington, DC 20554.
The best way to provide
all the information the FCC
needs to process your com-
plaint is to complete fully the
on-line complaint form.
When you open the on-line
complaint form, you will be
asked a series of questions
that will take you to the par-
ticular section of the form
you need to complete. If you
do not use the on-line com-

County Attorney Buck
Bird noted he also had a con-
cern. Although Air Methods
was committed to paying
back the .costs over a 48-
month period, he thought
that for the sake of clarity
and accountability, the com-.
pany should sign off on the
bids, he said.
Commissioner Hines
Boyd offered that another
option was that "Air
,Methods comes up with the
difference upfront."
But this was as far as
the discussion went, as
Schleicher was merely
reporting on the status of
the two projects. The com-
mission did, however,
appoint John McHugh, the
assistant county coordina-
tor and a certified industrial
engineer, to oversee the two
Air Methods is the
country's largest provider of
air medical emergency
transport services and sys-
tems. The company has
signed a 10-year lease agree-
ment with Jefferson County
to station one of its helicop-
ter medical crews at the
industrial park.
The roadway, mean-
while, it to provide access to
a four-acre parcel that
British entrepreneur
Graham Tweed purchased
in July for the expressed
purpose of locating two of
his companies there. The
two companies are the
British Tea Company and
the Active Pets Feed
Company, both of which dis-
tribute high-end products.
Tweed heads The British
Tea Company, a family-
owned business that recent-
ly celebrated its 111"' year.
Both the British Tea
Company and the Active
Pets Feed Company are sub-
sidiaries of the Worldwide

plaint form, your com-
plaint, at a minimum,
should indicate: your name,
address, e-mail address, and
phone number where you
can be reached; the tele-
phone and account num-
bers that are the subject of
your complaint; the name
and phone numbers of any
companies involved with
your complaint; the
amount of any disputed
charges, whether you paid
them, whether you received,
a refund or adjustment to
your bill, the amount of any
adjustment or refund you
have received, an explana-
tion if the disputed charges
are related to services in:
addition to residential or
business telephone servic-
es; and the details of your
complaint and any addi-
tional relevant information.
Filing a Complaint
with the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC).
If you feel that you are
a victim of an international
phone scam, you can file a
complaint with the FTC
online at
https://www.ftccomplainta You can also
submit a complaint by call-
ing the FTC toll-free at 1-
877-382-4357 (voice) or 1-866-
653-4261 (TTY), or writing
Federal Trade Commission
CRC 240 600
Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580.
For information about
other telecommunications
issues, visit the FCC's
Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau Web site at, or contact
the FCC's Consumer Center
using the information pro-
vided for filing a complaint.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009




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Wilton Boland, 84,
passed away Thursday,
November 5, 2009 in
Tallahassee. Services
will be at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday at Wacissa
Pentacostal Holiness
Church, where he had
been a Deacon, with bur-
ial at Beth Page
Cemetery Family will
receive friends from 6-8
p.m., Friday at Beggs
Funeral Home,
Apalachee Parkway
Chapel, (850)942-2929. A
native of Limestone,
Wilton resided in
Tallahassee for twenty
years before moving
back to Wacissa. He
served his Country dur-
ing WWII at Dale Mabry
Field guarding and
working with prisoners
of war..He was a logger
and also worked for the
City of Tallahassee at
the Purdom and Hopkins
Power Plants. He retired
after thirty five years.
He- is preceded in
death by his parents, Jim
and Annie Boland,
brother Willard Boland,


two sisters, Annie Mae
Hyatt and Mattie Lee
Kennedy and brother
Henry Boland.'He is sur-
vived by his wife of sixty
four years, Mattie Story
Boland; a son, Donnie
Boland; daughter,
Connie Boland Lord (and
husband Bobby); broth-
er, James Boland Jr.
(wife Bette); sisters, Joe
Anna Marronne, Edith
Hubbard (husband
Wayne), Paullette Clark
(husband Bill), Modessa
Connell (husband
Carlton), Conella Kay
Duncan (husband
Lance), Little James
Boland (wife Yvonne);
eight grandchildren,
Jimmy Boland (wife
Monica), Danny Boland
(wife Elaine), Deborah
Mims (husband Jeff),
Tamela Penrod, Tasha
Lord, Tara Lord, Tyler
Boland and Trevor
Boland; eight great-
grandchildren, Charlsie,
Kyle, Airon, Wesley,
Mallory, Hunter, Thomas
and Heidi and numerous
nieces and nephews.

Richard Benjamin Rudd
Mr. Richard'Benjamin Rudd. age 41, died
Saturday November 7, 2009, in Greenville, FL.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday,
November 11, 2009. at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison
Chapel (850) 973-2258. Visitation will be from 6-8
Tuesday night at the funeral home. Internent will bc
at Evergreen Cemetery Greenville, FL.
Mr. Rudd was born in Thomasville, GA on
December 17, 1967, to William Wesley Rudd, Jr and
Alice Matthews Rudd. He had lived in Aucilla, FL
and Madison, FL before moving to Greenville in
1994. He was a 1985 graduate of Madison County
High School. He was in the Navy as a First-Class
Seaman. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church
in Madison, 'FL. He worked for the Madison
Correctional Institution for several years and then
transferred to the Jefferson Correctional Institution
as a sergeant. He worked his last five years at
Madison Correctional Institution. He loved to fish,
play golf, gardening and Seminole football, and
loved to be with his family and friends.
Mr. Rudd is survived by his. wife Stacey Scott
Rudd of Greenville, FL; 2 brothers. James Henry
Gill (Roberta) of Middleburg, FL. and William
Wesley Rudd III of Cherry Lake, FL.; 1 sister, Jemille
Rudd Olive (Larry) of Madison, FL.; his father and
mother-in-law Alec and Bobbie J. Scott of
Greenvillc, FL.; 1 Aunt Marie Ponce of Madison, FL;
a sister and brother-in-law W. Murray and Tonya
Blackman of Gainesville, FL; 6 nieces, Michelle
Whitworth, Alexis Mills, Stephanie Olive, Shelby
Hart, Caithn Murphy, Alisha Gin; 5 nephews. James
Gill, Jeremy Oill, Travis Gill, Steven Olive and
Bryson Olive. 1 great nephew, Jonathan Hart.

Beginning Metal Work
101 is one of the cur-
rent jewelry crafting
classes being held at The
Peddler's Marketplace in
downtown Monticello,11
a.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Reservations
may be made by contact-
ing Margie Stern at 210-
4097 or 933-9540.
Different classes run
every week. Learn the
basics of wrapping a
focal bead using the cen-
ter hole as a center to the
wrap. Class project to
make and take home will
be one completed pen-
dant necklace. There is a
small materials charge
of $10 dependent on sil-
ver cost and beads.
United Way -Holiday
Fundraiser hosted by
the Jefferson County
Health Department is
being held now at the
Jefferson County Health
Department, 1255 West
Washington Street.
Johnston's Meat Locker
will be preparing and
packaging Boston Butts,
Picnic Hams, Queen
Dixie Boneless Smoked
Hams, Whole Smoked
Bone-In Hams, Whole
Smoked Turkeys, and
Boneless Turkey Breasts
just in time for the
Thanksgiving holiday.
All meats will be packed,
tagged, and ready to
serve, complete with
freezing instructions.
All contributions benefit
charities to meet human
needs in this communi-
ty, across the nation and
abroad. The team asks
the community to join in
their efforts to support
this worthy cause. Pick
up is Friday, Nov. 20.
This fundraiser sup-
ports local businesses,
agencies, and residents
in need. If you would
like to make a purchase,
contact any employee at
the JCHD 342-0170, or
contact Margaret
Levings at 508-4412.
The Jefferson Soil and
Water Conservation
Board will meet 11:30
a.m. on the second
Thursday of the month
in the Jefferson County
Extension Office- confer-
ence room. Dorothy P.
Lewis, secre-
tary/treasurer, reports
the meeting is open to
the public.
Fall Festival at Cross
Landings Health &
Rehabilitation Center 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
1780 North Jefferson
Street. Featuring
Christian music groups
and Country music
bands, Line Dancers and
Cloggers, Cake Walks,
hotdogs, hamburgers,
and other free foods.

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There will be yard sale
booths, trade fair tables,
health fair booths, face
painting, and fun and
games for the entire fam-
ily Fire demonstrations
by the Smoke House, Red
Cross volunteers, and
local fire departments.
To participate or for
more information call
Yard Sale at One Heart
Earth Center, 450 West
Madison Street in down-
town Monticello, all day
Saturday, To donate
items contact Sallie
Worley at salliein- or 997-
7373. Volunteer workers
are also needed if you'd
care to help this nonprof-
it organization. Mark
your calendars! Tell
your friends!
Share Your Blessings
Free Garage Sale 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. Saturday at
Elizabeth Baptist
Church, 4124 Bassett
Dairy Road. Come and
receive blessings in the
form of free clothing,
shoes, books, toys, baby
items, and home d6cor.
Bring canned goods and
other non-perishable
food items to donate to
the Thanksgiving
Basket ministry.
Jefferson Arts will hold
a business meeting 10 to
11 a.m. on the second
Saturday of the month
at the gallery Jefferson
Arts is opened free to the
public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday and
Saturday, 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 pro-
moting art and art edu-
cation in the Monticello
area of North Florida
and. South Georgia. For
more information, con-
tact the Gallery at
ycom or 997-3311.
Red Hats will meet at

11:30 a.m. on the second
Saturday at a location of
their choosing. Contact
Edee Johnson or Betty
Wright at 668-4885 for
more information.
The adult workshop
"Finding Wild Edibles
Where They Live," held
Saturday at Backyard
Farm will be the first of
a two-part series. 10:30
a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Part 2
"Discovering Wild
Edibles Where You
Live," will be held 10:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21. You
must pre-register for
these workshops at
or by calling 997-4647.
Each class will be limit-
ed to the first 30 regis-
Jefferson County
NAACP holds, its regu-
lar meeting 4 p.m. on the

third Sunday of each
month at the Martin
Luther King
Community Center.
Contact Charles Parrish
at 997- 3760 for more
Camellia Garden Circle
members meet 2 p.m. on
the third Sunday.
Members bring treats
and beverages to share
with the group. The
Holidays are coming
and that means it's time
to get Christmas decora-
tions ready for the
Camellia Opera House
Christmas Tree.
Members will meet at
the home of Isabelle de
Sercey to freshen last
years' ornaments and to
make new ones if need-
ed. Information about
the date for the tree
trimming will be given
then. A special dessert
will be provided.

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson
County Health
Department is raising
money for the United
Way. These contribu-
tions benefit charities to
meet human needs in
this community, across
the nation and abroad.
The team asks the
community to join in
their efforts to support
this worthy cause, just
in time for the
Thanksgiving holiday.
Boston Butt, 6.5 to 7
pounds feeds 10 to 15 for
$25; Picnic ham, 8
pounds feeds about 15
for $25; Queen Dixie
boneless smoked ham, 8
to 9 pounds feeds about
15 for $45; Whole smoked
bone In ham, 22 pounds
feeds 50 to 55 for $50;
Whole smoked turkey, 10
to 14 pounds feeds 15 for


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$35; and Boneless turkey
breast, 8 to 10 pounds
feeds 24 to 35 for $45.
All meats will be
packed, tagged, and
ready to serve, complete
with freezing instruc-
tions. These prices are
reasonable and compa-
rable. Receipts will be
made available, as cash
payments are preferred.
Checks will be accepted
as donations only and
may be made to FSECC.
Pick up time is
Friday, Nov. 20, 2 to
4 p.m. at the
Jefferson County
Health Depart-
ment, 1255 West
Washington Street.
Johnston's Meat
Locker will be on
hand beginning 8
a.m. preparing and
packaging for the
This fundrais-
er supports local

businesses, agencies,
and residents in need.
To make a purchase,
contact any employee at
the Health Department
342-0170, or contact
Margaret Levings at 508-
All orders and
monies must be in by
Wednesday,' Nov. 18, as
an accurate count for
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Staff Writer
The Jefferson County Retired Educators
Association is hosting a Recognition Day with a
service and program 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at
The Church of Christ on the corner of Madison
and Railroad streets in Monticello.
Speaker will be Angelica Turner Rivers, prin-
cipal FAMU DRS.
A meal will be served; the public is invited
and encouraged to attend this informative serv-

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The Low Country

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Join the Jefferson County United Way cam-
paign team at its first "Low Country Boil" 7 to 11
p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at The Mays House, on East
Washington Street in Monticello.
The cost is $35 per ticket, which will include
food by Carrie Ann & Co., raffles, and music by
The Chaotics and Jimmy Gillis. All proceeds will
benefit local United Way agencies.
Contact Dean Jerger at 510-7666 or Nan
Baiighman at 556-7279 with questions or to make a

One Heart

Earth Center
Monticello News
Staff Writer
One Heart Earth
Center will hold a yard
sale all day Saturday,
Nov. 14, at the center, 450
West Madison Street in
downtown Monticello.
To donate items to
the One Heart Earth
Center contact Sallie
Worley at 997-7373 or
To have an item picked
up call 559-6098.
Plan to participate
in this sale, featuring a
wide variety of items.
Volunteer workers
are also sought. Mark
your calendars! Tell
your friends.

Local Resident Honored By Cabinet

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Monticello resident
Guy Hood has been
honored by the
Governor and Florida
Cabinet for his 21 years
of service as President
and Chief Executive
Officer of the Florida
Credit Union League.
On Sept. 29, Hood
appeared before the
Cabinet, which passed a

Guy Hood

resolution in his honor.
The resolution
noted his role in help-
ing credit unions
rebuilding following
damaging hurricanes
in 2004 and 2005.
He was "als6 'hon-
red 'for helpingg 't
establish a scholarship
program, which aided
79 students and helped
to promote academic
achievement; for serv-
ing as board chairman
of the Credit Union
National Association's
Credit Union House in
Washington, DC; for
serving as chairman of
the National
Associations Commit-
tee for Disaster
Preparedness; for his
selection as the first
inductee into the Credit
Union House "Hall of
Leaders"; and for being
named as recipient of
the League Leadership
Award for his outstand-
ing efforts on behalf of
the credit union move-

Pursuant to Section 193.122, Florida
Statutes, I Angela C. Gray, Property
Appraiser of Jefferson County, Florida,
hereby give notice that the 2009 Tax Roll
for Jefferson County was certified to the
Tax Collector on the 4"' day of November,
2009, for the collection of taxes.

Signed and Dated,

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Holiday Cakes Ready

At Woman's Club

Tickets Still Available

For Opera House Radio Show

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Woman's Club mem-
bers have been busy
baking their annual
Holiday Cakes, at the
Cakes may be
ordered and purchased
from any member of
the MWC at this time
and through the
Thanksgiving holiday.
The cakes are filled
with only the freshest
of ingredients, includ-
ing cherries, pineap-
ples, butter, flour,
sugar, eggs, and locally
grown pecans.
Cakes are reason-
ably priced at $8 for
one-pound size, $16 for
the two-pound size, and
$38 for a five-pound
cake sold in a round
Baking on Monday
Nov. 9, were longtime
MWC member Amanda
Ouzts, and Betty Bard.
The cakes are baked at
250 degrees and take
two hours to bake.
Members usually "do
lunch" during the bak-

Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, Nov. 9, ;

SMonticello Woman's Club members Amanda
Ouzts, left, and Betty Bard, right, have started the
baking of the MWC Holiday Cake Sale. Cakes may
be purchased now from any club member.

ing process, comments
Other members
signed up to prepare
and bake are Edith
Adams, Lillie Mae
Brumbley, Linda King,
Toni Lane, Anne Mara,
Julie McBee, Sandy
Nagy, Linda Ricke,

Margie Stern, Ethel
Strickland, MWC
President Jan
Wadsworth, and Sheri
Contact Ouzts at
997-4553 or Wadsworth
at 997-4440 to make a
purchase or for club

Safety Tips For Home Repair

In Storm-Damaged Areas

The danger of a
storm does not end
when it passes. As
Florida citizens affect-
ed by the recent
Tropical Storm return
to their homes and
begin repairs, the
Department of Health
suggests taking the fol-
lowing safety precau-
tions to prevent per-
sonal injury:
If possible, work
in pairs or groups.
Take short breaks and
work during the cool-
er hours of the day.
Wear goggles,
heavy gloves and
steel-toed boots.
Immediately clean
all open wounds and
cuts with soap and
clean water. Cuts
beyond minor scratch-
es may require med-
ical attention.
Never assume that
water-damaged struc-
tures are safe; leave
immediately if shift-
ing or unusual noises
Avoid lifting more
than 50 pounds of
debris or building
materials. Two or
more people should
move bulky objects.
Avoid heat stroke
and heat exhaustion
by wearing light-col-
ored, loose-fitting
clothing and drinking
a glass of fluid every
15 to 20 minutes.
Only experienced
individuals should
use chain saws and
specialized equip-
ment. When .using
chain saws or other
heavy equipment,
wear earplugs.
To prevent electro-
cution in wet areas,
turn power off at the
main breaker.
Never handle a
downed power line.
Never bring gaso-
line- or diesel-pow-
ered pumps, genera-
tors or pressure wash-
ers indoors as they


- a deadly,

by taking frequent
rest breaks and
resuming a normal
sleep schedule as soon

Set priorities for as possible.

clean-up tasks and
pace the work over
several days or weeks.
Avoid exhaustion

Take advantage of
disaster relief pro-
grams and services in
your community.


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Managing Editor
Tickets for the
Opera House Live
Radio Theatre
scheduled 8 p.m.
Friday and
Saturday, Nov. 13
and 14, at the
Opera House, are
still available.
Dinner is served
prior to the show, at 7
p:m., and will consist of
a spring g mix salad,
chIken tetrazzini,
saut6ed seasonal veg-
etables, yeast rolls and
dessert. Doors open at
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studio audience/
Coming up at the Opera

Tuesday, Nov.
171h is "How to Dress
For New Year's
Eve." The theme for the
third annual Puttin' On

The Ritz New Year's
Eve Extravaganza is a
Masque Ball, so this
year's "How to Dress"
will include a mask
decorating demon-
h station, a fash-
ion show, light
hors d'oeuvres
and cash bar.
Formal wear
and masks will
Sbe available for
purchase or
order. Entry fee is $5
per person, and doors
open at 6:30. Call 997-
4242 for additional
information or reserva-

p.m.. canu everaoes
available. Dinner
ervations are
uired and can be
de by calling the
ise at 997-4242.
Ticket prices are:
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$25 for members.
)w only tickets are
and $12.
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Humane Society News Thanksivin Day Meal
Set At 1S UMC Center

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Humane Society
Secretary Teresa Kessler
gave an update on the lat-
est Shelter-related activi-
"The Shelter is cur-
rently in need of Pedigree
dog and puppy food," said
Kessler. "Please drop off
donated bags at Wag the
Dog Thrift Shop or the
Shelter during normal

business hours.
"We are all grateful to
have Sheila back full time
at the shelter," said
Kessler. "A huge thanks
to all those who volun-
teered extra time to keep
the critters happy and
healthy in her absence.
She reminded that
volunteers are at
Petsmart in Tallahassee
on the first and third
Sunday of every month.
-The Petsmart Fall
Weekend Adopt-A-Thon

is 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Nov.
13 and 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Nov. 14 and 15.
Kessler invites resi-
dents to check out the
shelter website at to see the
photographs of the ani-
mals available at the shell:
ter for adoption.
"Our concession
crew is raising money at
local horse shows one
hamburger at a time,"
Kessler said. "Come out
to enjoy a horse show and

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

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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 acceptedat 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 operation for each individual site.
For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.

help out your local shel-
ter by filling your bel-
Breakfast sandwich-
es, grilled hotdogs and
hamburgers will be avail-
able at Evil Twin Farms,
located at 8535 S.
Jefferson, 9 a.m. until 4
p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14.
Go to
for additional informa-
Special thanks go to
Creative Stitches for
donating new magnetic
signs for the shelter van,
and to Betsy Barfield for
donating a computer.
Kessler gave special
notice to inform mem-
bers that the Jefferson
County Humane Society
Inc. will hold its Board of
Directors meeting 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the
Jefferson Art Gallery,
located at 575 W.
Washington St.
All members are
invited to vote for the
2009-2010 Executive
Committee and Director
positions. Current nomi-
nees are: president, Mark
Kessler; vice president,
Bonnie King; treasurer
Jeanette Nativio, secre-
tary Teresa Kessler;
directors; Nancy Baker,
Vince Nativio, and
Mellonie Sullivan.
Additional nomina-
tions will be accepted
through Wednesday, Nov.
11. Absentee ballots will
be available on Thursday,
Nov. 12 and must be
received by Monday, Nov.
16 to be counted. Only
members of the Society
may add a nominee
and/or submit a vote.
For absentee ballots or
for further information,
or to inquire about volun-
teer opportunities, con-
tact Teresa Kessler at 997-

Monticello News
Staff. Writer
A traditional
Turkey dinner will be
served on Thanksgiving
Day, Thursday, Nov. 26
in the family ministry
center at First United
Methodist Church from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This meal is free
and open to the public.
The community is wel-
come to come enjoy fel-
lowship with neighbors.
There will be music and
a power point slide pres-
entation depicting the
holiday celebration.
Dinner will be pre-
pared and served on fine
dinnerware by area vol-
unteers. Those wishing
to volunteer are more
than welcome.
Volunteers will be need-
ed also to set up for the
meal and to help with
the clean up afterwards.
Donations of foods and
monetary gifts will also
be accepted.

A selection of pies
will be served during
the meal, handmade by
volunteers. Anyone
wishing to bake and
donate a pie should con-
tact the church office at
997-5545 or make contact
with coordinator Dean
Jerger at 997-1643.
A count of those
planning to attend
Would be appreciated,
but not necessary. Call
the Jefferson Senior
Citizen Center at 342-
0242 if you plan to join
this friendly communi-
ty Thanksgiving Day
This day of food and
fellowship is open to all
in the community on
this Thanksgiving Day.
Blankets for those
in need will also be col-
lected at this time.
Contact Alice Stadin at
997-2358 or Bettie Hogel
at 997-5689 for more
information. Recipients
will be referred by the
Senior Center.

Jarrod Turner Recognized

From Old Photo

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jarrod Turner
is the little boy pic-
tured on page 7A of
the Jefferson County
Journal Sept. 11,
2009. His photo was
found in a used
book purchased at
Wag the Dog Thrift
Shop, in downtown
Jarrod is 14 now
and is in the ninth
grade at Aucilla
Christian Acad-
emy, in the photo
found he was just

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Turner of Monticello;
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Bonnie Strade. He
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325 West Washington Street
Monticello 997-2349
Dr. Rick Kelley, Pastor
Sunday School..........................9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:oo AM
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:oo PM
Wednesday Bible Study...............6:o PM
Children's Church Ages 4-6....11:30 AM
-Nursery for all services-

CR 149- 7 miles North of US 191 mile South of FL/GA Line
Boston, Monticello Road
Pastor Harold Reams

Sunday Bible Study lo:oo AM
Sunday Worship 11:oo AM
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Bible & Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM

14492 Waukeenah Hwy/ P.O. Box 411
Wacissa 997-2179 or 997-1769
Pastor James Gamble
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning 10:55 AM
Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM
Youth Group 6:00 PM
Choir Practice 7:30 PM

7150 Apalachee Pkwy Tallahassee
Pastor Derrick Burrus 850-345-0425
Youth Pastor Ron Thrash 850-459-6490
Sunday School ......10:00 AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM'
Children's Chapel......................11:oo AM
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening....................7:00 PM
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
Classes for Students

325 W. Walnut Street Monticello
Pastor Wayne Cook
Sunday Praise & Worship...........8:30 AM
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Traditional Worship:.................11:oo PM
Youth Group .......5:30 PM
Bible Study..............................4:15 PM
Music Academy 5:00 PM
Prayer Group 5:30 PM
Fellowship Meal 6:00 PM

6496 Ashville Hwy Monticello
Pastor Jimmy F. Dickey
Sunday School..................... 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship .11:oo AM
Bible & Prayer Meeting................7;00 PM

1565 East Washington Street
Monticello 973-2428
(One mile east of the Court House on US 90)
Fr. Viet Tan Huynh
Sunday Mass ............11:oo AM
Wed. followed by Novena............7:00 AM
1st & 3rd Saturday
Spanish Mass............................... .:00 PM

4124 Bassett Dairy Rd Monticello 997-8444
Dr Dean Spivey, Pastor
Student Pastor, Don Self
Sunday: Bible Study.....................9:45 AM
Worship Service ...11:oo AM
Choir Practice...............................6: PM
Worship Service.....................7:00 PM
Children/Student Ministry...........3:30 PM
Senior Adult Choir Practice...........7:oo PM
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends & Youth.6:30 PM
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting...........6:oo PM

625 Tindell Road Aucilla 997-2081
P.O. Box 163 Monticello
Pastor Daryl Adams 850-251-0129
Sunday School.................................9:45 AM
Sunday Worship Service............11:oo AM
Choir Practice.......................5:00oo PM

Worship Service..........................6:00 PM
Fellowship Meal..........................6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study........7:oo PM

Evangelist Pattie T. Bennett
Associate Minister
Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church
Capps, FL
Rev. Charles G. Smith, Sr., pastor
This lesson is from
Saint Luke chapter 7,
verses 11-17. Jesus and
his disciples, and many
of the people following
Him, went into a city
called Nain. When Jesus
came near the gate to
the city, a dead man was
-being carried away in a
coffin. Many of the peo-
ple from the city were in
the funeral procession
with the dead man's
mother. This woman's PatieT. Bennett
husband had also pre-
ceded her son in death.
Now that she was losing her only son, the
woman was crying, and was probably feeling lonely
and helpless. In those days, it was customary for the
bereaved family to continue mourning for 30 days.
But when Jesus saw the woman crying, he was
moved with compassion to comfort her, and He told
her to "weep no more." Then Jesus touched the dead
man's coffin, and the pallbearers stood still to let
Him do His work.
Jesus commanded the dead man to rise up, and
the dead man sat up and bbgan to talk; and Jesus
gave the young man back to his mother. The people
became afraid as they witnessed the supernatural
miracle being performed by Jesus. They began to
praise Him and glorified God saying, "A great
prophet is risen up among us; and God has visited
His people." The rumor of Jesus and this miracle He
performed spread throughout Judaea and all sur-
rounding regions.
Death may come into your life in many ways,
but pain is always the end result. When you are
faced with the kind of death this woman experi-
enced; it makes you feel physically, mentally, and
spiritually empty People will try to comfort you by
saying, "I know how you feel." But when love ones
die, compassionate words cannot remove the pain in
your heart or lift your heavy burden. Death comes
into a marriage when a spouse has been unfaithful-
This will cause the other person to grieve from
being betrayed, experience hurt, loneliness and
pain. Sincere apologies from the unfaithful spouse
and encourage-ment from others will not readily re-
move the pain that is felt inside. Death will also
occur in a home when loved ones are incarcerated
or strung out on drugs and alcohol. Most of the
time, others will count them out and pronounce a
.death sentence on their lives; and society will call

them "losers." But God is a God of a second
If you cast your cares on Jesus and stand still,
He will be moved with compassion and comfort
you. Jesus will touch your dead situation and re-
store everything the enemy has taken away.
In September 2005, during a routine knee sur-
gery, the doctors pronounced me dead twice, and
each time they used the defibrillator to make my
heart beat again. In 2008, I had 98percent blockage
in three heart valves and had to undergo triple by-
pass surgery
After working for more than 33 years, and not
being able to return to work, I was depressed and
felt like my life had ended. In February 2009, I had
a heart attack and 99 percent blockage in the same
arteries, which required three stent implants. In
July 2009, my left main artery was completely
blocked and I was on the verge of having a massive
heart attack. This artery also had to have a stent
After recovering from these surgeries, the
Lord allowed me to realize; like the young man in
the scripture, I could have been dead and carried
out in a coffin. But, by the grace of God, Jesus
touched my body, restored my life and gave me
back to my family. Every day of my life I praise
Jesus and give God the glory.
Recently, someone close to me became very
ill. The doctors diagnosed the illness to be incur-
able, and the odds for recovery were very
slim. Similar to the woman in this scripture, the
family grieved from fear of losing their last sur-
viving parent. But, instead of giving up and call-
ing in hospice care to take their love away, they
held on to their faith and united in prayer.
As a result, Jesus has healed the family's loved
one and brought restoration into their
home. Psalms 30:5 says... "Weeping may endure for
a night, but joy cometh in the morning." In this
scripture lesson, Jesus restored the life of this
mother's only son; and Jesus gave His life so that
we may have everlasting life. Saint John 3:16 says,
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life."
I can only imagine how helpless the mother of
Jesus felt as she watched her son suffering, and
she could not save his life. She could only weep as
her son died on the cross and was buried in a bor-
rowed tomb.
I can also imagine the joy she felt when her son
rose from the grave with all powers in His
hands. Jesus has prepared an eternal resting place
in Heaven for His children. A place where there
will be no more sickness, no more tears, no more
sadness, pain, or death. If you have not confessed
Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, today can be your
day of restoration. May God bless and keep you in
His care. 997-3612

Christian Group Honors Bembry

The Christian Coali- records.
tion of Florida recently Bembry represents

honored State Represen-
tative Leonard Bembry
with the "Faith and
Family" Award, pre-
sented to lawmakers
who score 100 percent
with the coalition in
terms of their voting

District 10, which in-
cludes Jefferson and
Madison counties.
The award was pre-
sented at a banquet with
Richard Land and Ralph
Reed at the Rosen Centre
Hotel in Ocala on Sept.

124 St. Louis Street Lloyd 997-5309
Pastor George L. Smith
Sunday School........................ .9:15 AM
Praise & Worship....................10:30 AM
AWANA...............................5:00 PM
Youth Encounter .......5:30 PM
Praise & Worship........................6:00 PM
Adult Choir...................................7:00 PM
Church-wide Supper .5:45 PM
Worship Meeting.........................7:00 PM
Joyful Sounds Children's Choir...7:oo PM
College / Career Celebration.......7:30 PM
1st & 3rd Monday
WMU Mighty Monday................6:30 PM
2nd Thursday
W .W Diners................................. 5:30 PM
3rd Thursday
Lloyd Silver Saints 11:30 AM
3rd Saturday
Brotherhood..............................8:00 AM

780 Second Street Monticello 997-4947
Moderator J.B. Duval, Pastor
Worship Services 2nd and 4th Sundays
Sunday School (every Sunday)....9:3o AM
Sunday Worship.......................11:oo AM
Children's Worship.....................11:oo AM
Fellowship Meal..........................6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study.......7:00oo PM

26. Besides Bembry, 21
other Florida House
members and seven Sen-
ators received the
The Christian Coali-
tion of Florida released
its 2009 list of 100%ers 12
days after the 20h An-
niversary of God and
Country event was held

Leonard Bembry

in Orlando. The organi-
zation points out that
many of the legislators
who received 100 percent
from the coalition on
their voting records also
received the Faith and
Family award.
"I want to always
represent the heart and
soul values of the people
of District 10, particu-
larly during these very
critical. and important
times," Bembry said.
Established in 1989,
the coalition describes
itself as an organization
of faith, tradition and
value. Its areas of in-
volvement include de-
fending the institution
of marriage, strengthen-
ing the family, protect-
ing religious freedom,
returning education to
local and parental con-
trol, and keeping Chris-
tians informed about the
issues affecting families.

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Sunday Service...........................11:oo AM

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Sunday School...........................10:00oo AM
Sunday Worship.......................11:oo AM
Sunday Prayer.............................6:00 PM
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Central Baptist Church Celebrates 102 Years

Monticello News Photo by Emerald Greene Novemeber 1, 2009
Helping with the 102nd anniversary/homecoming service of Central Baptist Church, Aucilla, are
(from left to right) Dee Counts, Jennifer Pitts, Dorothy Holden, Donna Lastinger, and Linda Sparks.

Debbie Snapp
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Central Baptist Church of
Aucilla celebrated its 102nd
anniversary with a
Homecoming service com-
memorating the special occa-
sion Sunday, Nov. 1.
The service featured spe-
cial music by talented mem-
bers of the community, fol- a bountiful dinner
in the fellowship hall. Rev.
Daryl S. Adams, pastor of
Central Baptist Church, pre-
sented the service.
Central Baptist was origi-

Annual World

nally organized in 1907 and
has continually served the
Aucilla Community over the
last century Family names
appearing on the list of orig-
inal charter members
include Home, Scruggs,
Devine, Thomas and Walker.
A pastorium was built
on church property on
Timdell Road in Aucilla, in
1978, while the current sanc-
tuary was built in 1992. The
original church building
was moved across the road
to its current location and
now serves as the church's
fellowship hall.
Share The Sta

Day Of Prayer Blessings Giveaway

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Women's
Ministry of the Greater
Fellowship Missionary
Baptist Church hosted
the First Bethlehem
Missionary Baptist
Association Annual
World Day of Prayer
Wednesday evening, Nov.
Several area church-
es and residents partici-
pated in this service of
prayer for our country
and our leaders.
Rev. Dr. Melvin
Roberts, pastor of
Greater Fellowship wel-
comes the community
back for this annual
service and event.
Standing firm on the
Word of God is his plea.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Share The Blessings
giveaway, 10 a.m.' to 12
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at
Elizabeth Baptist
Church, 4124 Bassett
Dairy Road.
The community is
welcome to come and
receive blessings from
the church family in the
form of free clothing,
shoes, books, toys, baby
items, and home decor.
Everyone participat-
ing is encouraged to
bring canned goods and
non-perishable items to
donate to the church fam-
ily Thanksgiving Basket
Contact the church at
997-8444 for more infor-
mation and directions.
Rev. Dean Spivey, pastor.



S A Celebration of
Life service will be
held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
15, 2009 for Mary Ellen
Sparks Given at First
Baptist Church,
Officiating the
service of fond memo-
ries for a woman well-
worth remembering
will be Rev. Rick Kelley,
pastor and Rev. Darryl

Monticello News
Managing Editor
St. Margaret
Church, : 1565 H East
Washington (Hwy 90
East) will observe the
feast of St. Margaret,
noon to 2 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 15, on the grounds
of the church.
Chef Max Bilinski
will prepare his annual
five star Boston butt
barbecue dinners, con-
sisting of barbecue,
homemade baked beans,
coleslaw, bread, and
homemade dessert.

Tickets will be avail-
able at the door, at $7 for
adults and $3 for chil-
dren. Choose to eat in or
take out.
The community is
encouraged to join in
the celebration of St.
Margaret's feast day,
with activities for chil-
dren planned on the
grounds of the church,
at no charge.
As the barbecue is
Always a sell out, all are
encouraged to come
early and enjoy the
food, fun and fellow-

Stanley, minister of
After the service
there will be fellowship
with family and friends
reminiscing about the
life of Mary Ellen
Sparks Given, in the
fellowship hall.
Mary Ellen Sparks
Given went on to be
with Jesus Tuesday,
Oct. 27, 2009.

Saints, Family,

Friends Day

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Greater Miracle Temple Apostolic Holiness
Church invites the public to join them during the
annual Saints, Family, and Friends Day service. The
special celebration will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
15 on the church grounds.
For more information contact Bishop Jacob B.
Henderson, Sr., pastor, at 850-575-2933.

81 Methodist Church Rd Waukeenah 997-2171
Pastor Ralph L. Wrightstone
Sunday School.... ........... .........9:45 AM
Sunday Worship......................11:oo AM
Youth Group.................................7:00 PM
Overeaters Anonymous ...........7:00 PM
Choir Practice.................... ....7:00 PM
Youth Group.................................7:00 PM
Family Fellowship
2nd Thursday of each month
Thrift Store open second Saturday
of every month 8:00 AM-1:oo PM
Every Monday AA Meets..............7:00 PM


US 19 N 1590 N. Jefferson Street
Rev. Timothy Hildreth 997-3906
1285 Magnolia Ave.

Sunday School..................................9:45 AM
Morning Worship..........................10:45 AM
Wednesday Evening
Supper 5:30 PM
Small Group Breakout.....................6:30 PM
Bible Study & Prayer Meeting............6:30 PM
Spanish Church Services....................7:30 PM

5593 Veterans Memorial Drive (Hwy 59)
Tallahassee 850-893-5296
Rev. Greg Roberts
Sunday School.......................i..... 945 AM
Sunday Worship.. 11:oo AM
Children's Worship....................11:oo AM
Fellowship Meal...........................7:00 PM
Prayer Meeting ..7:45 PM

Hwy 27 South (1 mile south of Hwy 59)
Monticello 997-4226
Rev. J. W. Tisdale
Sunday Morning........................:30 AM
Sunday Worship.......................11:oo AM
Prayer & Bible 7:oo PM

285 Magnolia St Monticello 997-2165
Dr. David E. Walker, Pastor
Sunday School.............................:45 AM
Sunday Morning.......................11:oo AM
Sunday Evening..........................6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening..................7:00 PM
Wed. TRAC Club for teens...........7:00 PM

3862 Tram Rd. Monticello 997-6774
Pastors Donnie and Nancy Thomas
Sunday School..........................1o:oo AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:00oo AM
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:00 PM
Wednesday Worship...................7:00 PM

Highway 259 Monticello 997-5018
Min. Tobbie Berrian III, Pastor
Sunday School................,............9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship..........11:oo AM
Wednesday Bible Study...............77:30 PM

7337A Old Lloyd Road Lloyd 997-TLC7 (8527Y
Pastors Tim and Beverly Buchholtz

Sunday 10:30oAM
Sunday Morning Praise and Worship
Children's Church
infants & Toddler Nursery
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Adult Life Groups
Fire Wire Youth (6th-12th Grade)
Young Explorers Children (k-5th Grade)
Infants & Toddlers Nursery

446 Hatchett Road Lamont
997-4124 or 997-6135.
Pastor Andy Creel
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship........................11:oo AM
Prayer Meeting & Choir Practice...7:oo PM

1287 South Jefferson Street. 997-RGCC (7422)
Sunday Radio Show 8 a.m. 97.9 FM
Pastor Eddie and Elder Veronica Yon
Sunday Church Service...........10:oo AM
Thursday Church Service............7:00 PM

121 River Rd (Beside Hwy 19-27 E) Lamont
P.O. Box 188 997-6870
Pastor Rev. Charles F. Johnson

Sunday School 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship 11:oo AM
Nursery/ Children's Church each Sunday
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Choir Practice/ Prayer Meeting/ Bible Study
7:00 PM
Monthly Fellowship Meal
Wednesday after 2nd Sunday..............6:00 PM
3rd Monday
JOY Club (Just Older Youth),
for anyone 50 Years or Older...:...........6:ooPM
1599 Springhollow Road Monticello
Pastor Marvin Graham
Sunday Discipleship Class...........9:30 AM
Sunday Worship...................10:30 AM
Wednesday Bible Study... ...7:00 PM
Wed. Young People Bible Study..7:oo PM
Wed. Counseling..........5:30 PM-8:30 PM
New Life Ministry
Tuesday Bible Study....................7:00 PM

Sunday Worship...........2:00 PM-4:oo PM
Thurs. Jail Ministry.....7:oo PM-9:00 PM
AA Tuesday..................................8:oo PM

icello News Photo by Emerald Greene Novemeber 1, 2009
cy and Pastor Darryl Adams join with others to
te the 102nd 'anniversary of Central Baptist
Aucilla; established in 1907.



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The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of
its intent to issue an environmental resources individual stormwa-
ter permit for Jefferson County Industrial Park, Permit Number
33-0296320-001-SI, to Roy Schleicher, County Manager,
Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, 450 West
Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344.
The purpose of the permit is to authorize construction of
1,145 feet of roadway, construction of a 7,900 square foot heliport
and an associated storm water management system on Industrial
Park Road, on 4.15 acres of a 32.0 acre parcel. Stormwater treat-
ment will be provided via two retention facilities and a swale sys-
tem. No portion of the site development contains jurisdictional
wetlands. Proper erosion control measures will be employed dur-
ing construction.
The project will be located on the west end of Industrial Park
Road, west of U.S. Highway 19 (S.R. 57), south of the City of
Monticello, in Jefferson County, Florida.
Based on all the above, and with the application of general
and limiting specific conditions of the permit, the Department has
reasonable assurance the project, as proposed, fully meets the
environmental resources stormwater treatment requirements of
Chapter 62-346, Florida Administrative Code, and will not harm
the environment.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the
Department's action may petition for an administrative proceed-
ing (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth
below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to re-
determine final agency action on the application, the filing of a
petition for an administrative hearing may result in a modification
of the permit, or even a denial of the application. Accordingly, the
applicant will not commence construction or other activities
under this permit until the deadlines below for filing a petition for
an administrative hearing, or request for an extension of time,
have expired.
Under subsection. 62-110.106(4) of the Florida
Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests are
affected by th Department's action may also request an extension
of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The
Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an
extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed
with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for
extension of time shall toll the running time period for filing a
petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the
Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting
party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of
time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect.
In the event that a timely and sufficient petition for an
administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative
process have the right to petition to. intervene-in the-proceedin .
Intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205
Ofthe-HoHd Aidministrative Code.
In accordance with subsection 28-106111(2) and subpara-
graph 62-110.106(3)(a).4, Florida Administrative Code, petitions
for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed with-
in 21 days of receipt of written notice. Petitions filed by any per-
sons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to writ-
ten notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, must be
filed within 21 days of publication of the notice.
Under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, however,
any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency
action may file a petition within 21 days of such notice, regardless
of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the appli;
cant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The fail-
ure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing
within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of
those rights.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the
Department's action is based must contain the following informa-
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each
agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner;
the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's rep-
resentative, if any, which shall be the address for service purpos-
es during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how..
the petitioner's substantial interests are or will be affected t' the
agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner recei ed notice
of the agency decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact II there
are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including
the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant re' erjl or
modification of the agency's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the peition-
er contends require reversal or modification of the agency's pr...-
posed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, sia ing pre-
cisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency t: take v. ith
respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material fact onn which
the Department's action is based shall state that no such fjct re
in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same informiaon .i, et
forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301. FIlorid
Administrative Code. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and d i o! the
Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing mus t ie di-
missed by the agency if the petition does not substantially! i.'rmpl,I
with the above requirements or is untimely filed.
This action is final and effective on the date filed v. th the
Clerk of the Department unless a petition is filed in acciordjnce
with the above. Upon the timely filing of petition this order w ill
not be effective until further order of the Department.
This permit, when issued, constitutes an order oi the
Department. The applicant has the right to seek judicial re ie'.' oif
the order under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes. b, tle li- '.
ing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Floritla Rule' .lf
Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in ihe
Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Bouleijrd.
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000; and hb filing .
copy of the notice of the appeal accompanied by the applpi ble
filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice
of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date ',. hen the
final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department.
The application for this permit is available for public Inn.pec-
tion during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5 011 pmi.
Monday through Friday, except for legal holiday, at the
Northwest District Tallahassee Branch Office, 630-1 Capnil

Circle Northeast, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.

I I I ll'i ,' .

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 fol-
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 County,
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


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 registered
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 set
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 Records 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), 10036 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 22432 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 thereon,
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
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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File No. 09-68-PR


The administration of the estate of William Kevin Walker,
deceased, whose date of death was April 9, 2009, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Jefferson County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address, of which is 1 Courthouse Square,
Monticello, Florida 32344, The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other.persons having
claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be served must file their claims with
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
The date of first publication of this notice is November 11,

Attorney for Personal Representative:
TIMOTHY J. WARFEL Personal Representative:
Attorney for Renee' G. Walker RENEE' G. WALKER
Florida Bar No. 0398659 3401 Peter Brown Lane
2015 Centre Pointe Boulevard Monticello, Florida 32344
Suite 105
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Telephone: (850) 942-1919
Fax: (850) 942-0313



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 open at 9:00 am November 17, 2009.
Bring sealed bids to our office at 1484 South Jefferson Street,
Monticello, Fl. 32344. Phone 850-997-2036.


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N -World War I known at the
' time as "The Great War" offi.
cially ended when the Treaty
of Versailles was signed on
June 28, 1919, in the Palace of
SVersailles outside the town of
V Versailles, France.
However, fighting ceased
seven months earlier when an

Monticello News
Managing Editor
Ned Hill recently
was named
Commander of
Jefferson County
VFW Post 251. of
which he has been
a member since
it's inception.
Despite some 120
members on the
rolls, only about
20 are active.
"We desper-
ately need more
y1ngor merrtbtaiu
w can help srve '
the community, and
other veterans. The
VFW is more than a
social club, but rather
helps with veterans'
benefits and other veter-
ans' affairs, and also
works with the various
churches towards a com-
mon cause," Hill
The Jefferson

County native, is a grad-
uate of Howard
Academy and earned his
AA degree at North
Florida Community
College. Shortly after,
when he was 20 years
old, Hill was drafted into
the Army It was 1969,
and the US was
embroiled in the Viet
Nam War.
,He served two years,
and considers himself
blessed because among
the men drafted from the
country with him, was
his close friend, Steven
Lane,' with whom he
grew up. They were in
the same company, but
different platoons.
"We were a study in
opposites, physically I
was a sickly child, and
suffered from asthma,
and Steve was healthy

armistice, or temporary cessa.
tion of hostilities, between the
Allied nations and Germany
went into effect on the eleventh
hour of the eleventh day of the
eleventh month. For that rea-
son, November 11, 1918, is gen-
erally regarded as the end of
"the war to end all wars."
Soldiers of the
353rd Infantry near
a church at Stenay,
Meuse in France,
wait for the end of
hostilities. This
photo was taken at
10:58 a.m., on

Ned Hill
and a physical education
major. It was a serious
challenge for me to get
through eight weeks of
basic training, but God
was with me and I made
In the 500 club
(physical training
prowess) I scored 480."
Both men attended
jump school, and
became paratroopers
for the 173rd Airborne.
Hill relayed that at that
time the base pay was
$67 per month, but there
was an additional $55
for Airborne Infantry
In addition, they served
one-year tour of duty in
Viet Nam, for which
there was additional
hazardous duty pay.
In 1968, Hill was
wounded by an enemy
artillery explosion, and
soon recovered.
I was "shielded and
protected by God" were
the words Hill used to

explain the event.
After, his tour of
duty in Viet Nam, Hill
became an instructor, in
California, and pre-
pared recruits for a
tour of duty in Viet
Nam. Recruits
learned of the
importance of
depending on one
another, coordina-
tion, hard work,
setting goals and
succeeding in
meeting them.
While in the

'perseverance and
not to give up, and
carried this over into
his life after his dis-
charge. When he got out
of the Army, he could
not obtain work. Many
times he would call for
an appointment for a
position, and when he
got there, he was told
the job was filled.
Ultimately he
applied in person for a
position with then Gulf
Oil. He was told that
there was file of appli-
cations that had to be
screened before his
could be accepted. Hill
persisted and was final-
ly given an application
to complete.
Two weeks later, he
received a call and was
hired. He became a
mechanic and was
trained at GM Training
School. Over the years
as Gulf Oil was sold and
resold, Hill stayed the
course. He loves his job
and particularly deal-
ing with people. In 1977,
Hill became a manager
of the company and was
made a junior partner.
Today, he continues
to manage an outlet in


n Legion Post #49


Monticello News
Managing Editor
Buddy Westbrook is
the Commander of the
American Legion Post
49, and has been a mem-
ber of the Post for some
38 years. While there
are about 80 members on
the books, only about 30
are active, cdiising the
Legion to seek:,inore,
younger veterEans to
become members.
"The Aifierican
Legion is the besi 'rgan-
ization, on the national
level, for. looking after
veterans," Westbrook
remarks. The Legion
keeps in touch with the
communality needs,
and the Legion Hall on
Water Street is often
rented for a variety of
affairs, he continues.
In addition, the
Legion sponsor the
Boys' State experience
each year, awarded to a
male in the junior class
at local high schools.
This is a weeklong
experience, at Florida
State University, which
is designed to teach the
basics of government
and politics in general.
Westbrook enlisted
.jn the M-H^s I ; .-n he.-
was 18. and s'e \ed tour
years. "It was impor-
tant to serve the coun-
try at that time, and
most young men shared
this belief," he said.
In addition to serv-
ing the country, ser-
vicemen are exposed to
a variety of education
and experience, which
could well help shape
their futures, or at
least, help them recog-
nize an area they would

choose not to explore
remarked that as serv-
ice personnel moved
around the country, or
at bases out of the
country; they, of neces-

county, who take young
people up in their pri-
vate planes. He also
uses a private plane on
occasion to provide a
client with an aerial
view of a piece of prop-

sity, sharpen their As a Marine4 he
social skills as they enjoyed conducting
Crossed path with citi- flight simulation train-
zens from various ing for new recruits,
walks of life. and/or older pilots who
He joined the had to keep up their
Marirtfs,,because of his, 'required number of
interest in aviation. At hours of training. He
M. of explained ^ 't evey
'- r"dk enjde .^ ur inthei
fi'st flight with a friend roughly a dozen h iurs
in a private plane. "The in flight shiiulation
Marines are a most training.
cohesive unit, combin- In civilian life,
ing maneuvers on land, Westbrook has had a
sea, and in the air, as variety of occupations.
they blend all forces," To hit the highlights,
he stated. he has worked ii law
While in the enforcement on road
Marines, Westbrook patrol, was a dairy
obtained his license to farmer 'in ,the 1970's
fly a private plane, and when he moved, to
is a member of the Jefferson County, and
Young Eagles in the is currently a realtor.

Monticello News
Manager Editor
Chief Petty
Officer James D.
Hightower was
awarded the Navy and : -
Marine Corps ... --..
Achievement Medal,
Sept. 20, for profes-
sional achievement as
Senior Enlisted
Leader for Navy
Operational Support
Center, Tallahassee,
from August 2008
through April 2009.
This is his second
achievement award.
During his period
of service. Hightower

ensure the Navy
Reservists and the full
time support, active
duty Navy were con-
sistently recognized
for their outstanding
performance, to
include submitting
the Navy Reservist
and active duty pack-
ages to the Reserve
C o m p o n.e n t
Command for consid-
A Jefferson County
resident, Hightower
is a 1986 graduate of
Aucilla Christian
Academy. He is mar-
ried to Gretna, and

revitalized the Naval the couple has a
Operational Support daughter Elizabeth,
System, Tallahassee James D. Hightower and a son, James
awards program, to Austin.

SHistory of Veterans Day

Buddy Westbrook

1918, two minutes
before the armistice
ending World War I
I went into effect.

Ned Hill Commands

County VFW Post 251


Awarded Navy Marine Corps

Achievement Medal


Buddy Westbrook commands the American
Legion Post #49 in Monticello.

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Farmers Market Wins Flag Football Season

Monticello News
Staff Writer
In the first flag foot-
ball game of the day,
Jackson's Drug. Store
downed Farmers and
Merchants Bank 32-18
Brandon Bates started
the scoring with a 3-yard
touchdown run for the
Bankers, however, the
extra-point attempt was
no good, giving the
Bankers a 6-0 lead.
Tamarek White had a
12-yard run for a touch-
.down for Jackson's and
the extra-point attempt
was no good, tying the
score at 6-6.
Rafael Rosas passed
to Xacarri Blyden for a 12-
yard touchdown, again,
the extra-point attempt
failing, for a 12-6, Bankers
Xacarri Blyden
scored on a 2-yard run.
The extra point attempt
failed and the Bankers
took an 18-6 lead.
Brian Bowman ran
24 yards for a touchdown
for Jackson's but the
extra-point attempt was
no good, tightening the
score to 18-12 in favor of
In the second half of
the game, Tamarek White
scored on a 46-yard sprint
for Jackson's and the
extra-point attempt
failed, tying the score at
Hunter Key 4
yards.for a touchdown
and he ran in for the
extra point, giving
Jackson's a 25-18 lead.
In the final play of
the game, Tamarek White
had a 21-yard touchdown
run and Brandon Rudloff
ran in for the extra point,

giving Jackson's the 32-18
In the second game of
the day, the Bankers faced
off against Jefferson
Farmers Market, which
resulted in FMB running
away with a 36-13 win.
Xacarri Blyden gave
the Bankers an early lead
on a 25-yard run and
Rafael Rosas passed to
Joe Hannon to bring in
the two-point conversion,
giving the Bankers an 8-0
Hunter Handley
scored on 25-yard run for
the Farmers but the
extra-point attempt was
no good, tightening the
score to 8-6.
Joe Hannon scored
on an 18-yard touchdown
run and Rafael Rosas
passed to Joe Hannon for
the two-point conversion,
giving FMB a 16-6 lead.
Brandon Bates
scored on a 3-yard run for
a touchdown. Hunter
Handley intercepted the
extra-point attempt and
returned it the other way
for one point for the
Farmers, bringing the
score to 22-7 to end the
first half.
In the second half of
the game, Joe Hannon
had. a 6-yard run for a
touchdown and Rafael,
Rosas passed to Joe
Hannon for the two-point
conversion, widening the
score to an FMB 30-7.
Joe Hannon ran 48
yards for a touchdown,
however the extra-point
attempt was no good,
bringing the Bankers to a
36-7 lead.
In the final play of
the game, Hunter
Handley had a 21-yard
touchdown run for the

Farmers and the extra- Basketball
point attempt was no UBt l
good, winding up the

game with a 36-13 FRAN HUNT
Bankers win. Monticello News
With the conclusion Staff Writer
of the final two games of The schedule has
the Recreation been determined for the
Department Flag Aicilla Christian
Football season this Academy varsity girls
week, Director Mike basketball team.
Holm congratulated Coaching the Lady
Jefferson Farmers Warrios is Dary
Warriors is Daryi
Market, coached by Mark Adams.
Prevatt and. Wayne Hp acn b ns
Prevatt, for their first Hoop adyion begins
place finish, for the Lady Warriors in
Hunter Handley was the Wakulla Classic,
named the league MVP 12:45 p.m., Nov. 14, there;
and Kyle McElveen was and the regular season
named the offensive MVP begins with Jefferson,
for the Farmers and 5:30 p.m., Nov. 17, there;
Camryn Grant was Madison, 6:30 p.m., Nov.
named the defensive 19, there; Providence, 6
MVP for the team. p.m., Nov. 20, here; and
Jackson's Drug Store FAMU High, 6 p.m., Nov.
finished in second place 24, here.
under the coaching of' Westwood, 7:30 p.m.,
Derrick Jenkins and Dec. 1, here; FAMU High,
Chris Eades. Hunter Key 6 p.m., Dec. 3, there;
was named offensive Munroe, 6 p.m., Dec. 4,
MVP and Brian Bowman here; West Gadsden, 6
was named defensive p.m., Dec. 8, there;
MVP. Chiles, 4:30 p.m., Dec. 11,
Farmers and here; Georgia Christian,
Merchants Bank finished
in third place, coached |
under Jack Lacy.
Brandon Bates was
named the offensive MVP
and Joe Hannon was
named the defensive FRAN HUNT
MVP. Monticello News
Holm extended a spe- Staff Writer
cial thanks to Ashley The team roster and
Knecht for coordinating schedule has been
and leading the cheer- determined for the
leaders. "They were very Aucilla Christian
entertaining," he added. Academy junior varsity
He also gave a special ta
"thank you" to league girls basketball team.
sponsors Farmers and Coaching the girls this
Merchants Bank, year is Richard Watt.
Jefferson Farmers On the team are:
Market and Jackson's Pamela Watt, Brooke
Drug Store. Kinsey, Brooke Kinsley,
Ashli Cline, Ashley



OtUlt UU Schedule
3 p.m., Dec. 12, there; Monticello News
Malone, 6 p.m., Dec. 17, Staff Writer
there; and Branford, 5 The schedule has
p.m., Dec. 18, there. been determined for the
Maclay, 6:30 p.m., Aucilla Christian
Jan. 5, there; Chiles, 7:30 Academy middle school
p.m., Jan. 7, there; girls basketball team.
Georgia Christian, 6 Coaching the young
p.m., Jan. 8, here; Lady Warriors is Derrick
Malone, 6 p.m., Jan. 12, Burrus.
here; John Paul II, 6 The young ladies hit
p.m., Jan. 14, here; John the hardwood against
Paul II, 6 p.m., Jan. 19, Maclay, 3 p.m., Nov. 24,
there; Maclay, 7:30 p.m., there; Community
Jan. 21, here; Munroe, 6 Christian, 5 p.m., Dec. 1,
p.m., Jan. 22, there; there; Maclay, 4 p.m.,
Branford, 5 p.m., Jan. 25, Dec. 3, here; Munroe, 3
here; West Gadsden 6 pm., Dec. 4, here;
p.m., Jan. 26, here; and Munroe, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 8,
North Florida Christian, there; Perry Middle, 5
6:30 p.m., Jan. 28, there, p.m., Dec. 10, there;
to wind up the regular Perry Middle, 5 p.m.,
season. Jan. 5, here; Brookwood,
The Lady Warriors 4:30 p.m., Jan. 7, here;
will complete in the dis- Georgia Christian, 4
trict tournament, Feb. 1 p.m., Jan. 8, here;
(time and location to be Brookwood, 4 p.m., Jan.
announced), Feb. 2 at 15, there; and winding up
FAMU, time to be the season, Community
announced, and Feb. 5, 7 Christian, 4 p.m., Jan. 21,
p.m., at FAMU. here.

6irl Basketball

Schofill, Vicky Perry,
and Shelby Witmer.
Hoop action begins
against Jefferson, 4
p.m., Nov. 17, there;
Madison, 5 p.m., Nov.
19, there; Providence,
4:30 p.m., Nov. 20, here;
and FAMU High, 4 p.m.,
Nov. 24, here.
FAMU High, 4 p.m.,
Dec. 3, there; Jefferson,
4:30 p.m., Dec. 7, there;
Maclay, 4 p.m., Dec. 8,
there; Chiles, 3:30 p.m.,
Dec. 11, here; and
Branford, 3:30 p.m., Dec.
18, there.

Maclay, 5 p.m., Jan.
5, there; Chiles, 6 p.m.,
Jan. 7, there; Madison, 4
p.m., Jan. 12, here;
Maclay, 6 p.m., Jan. 21,
here; Branford,.3 p.m.,
Jan. 25, here; Maclay,
4:30 p.m., Jan. 26, here;
and winding up the sea-
son, North .Florida
Christian, 5 p.m., Jan.
28, there.
"We have been gath-
orirn ovory day to prac-
tice since Oct. 27," said
Watt. "The girls are
looking good and we're
ready to roll."

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| / IlI come back. This lime she would have
S / i,. i. ive a bone marrow transplant, which
m .-' 11I IIh ly had to relocate to Gainesville,
Igaill, Ililni ime possibly for longer since a bone
marrow Iransplant requires a lot of in-patient hospital re-
covery time. The Eades are currently living in Shands again.
Natalie has finished her chemo and is wailing for the can-
cer to go into remission again so she can proceed with her
Jason and Chelsea are both jobless and have many expenses
ahead. Please come enjoy!

ACA JVB Basketball Schedule

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian
Academy has deter-
mined the schedule for
the junior varsity boys
basketball team.
Coaching the Warriors
this year is James
Action begins on the
hardwood against FAMU
High, 5 p.m., Nov. 24,
here; Westwood, 4:30
p.m., Dec. 1, here; FAMU
High, 5 p.m., Dec. 3, there;
Munroe, 5 p.m., Dec. 4,

here; Perry Middle,
6p.m., Dec. 10,. there;
Malone, 5p.m., Dec. 17,
there; and Perry Middle,
6 p.m., Jan. 5, here.
Malone, 5 p.m., Jan.
12, here; John Paul II, 4:30
p.m., Jan. 14, here; Altha,
5:30 p.m., Jan. 15, here;
John Paul II, 4:30 p.m.,
Jan. 19, there; Altha, 6
p.m., Jan. 21, there;
Munroe, 5 p.m., Jan. 22,
there; Branford, 4 p.m.,
Jan. 25, here; and wind-
ing up the season,
Branford, 4 p.m., Feb. 2,

Jefferson County Lion's Club



$2 Donation or 3 tickets for $5

Drawing held

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A $50.00 VALUE
Please cut out and give bottom to Lion's member,
send check, or drop off to:
Debbie Snapp at Monticello News
in Downtown Monticello


Phone Number

Winner will be notified
Drawing will be held at the Loin's club meeting
on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009.
Deadline for ticket sales Monday, November 16th, 2009.

ACA Varsity Girls

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