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ONTICELLO


NEWS


141st Year No. 49 Wednesday, December 2, 2009 50 460 + 4


ommissionmir TO i

Rules of Premier ACt To[iCL 111
Conduct


At Meetings

Still Being

Tweaked

Issue Continues To
Spark Discussions

LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
If public reaction to a
commission action is any
indication of its viability,
the County Commission's
adopted rules and proce-
dures for citizen partici-
pation at public meeting
-have certainly proven vi-
able.
Controversial in the
making, the rules and
procedures which aim

j"lt should not
be a selective


process


where


some people are
allowed to speak
and others not,"
SBeger concluded.

ifor the orderly, efficient
and civil conduct of pub-
lic business continue
to spark debate some five
months after their adop-
tion on June 18. The
rules, among other
things, set standards and
time limits for citizen
participation; encourage
speakers to submit data,
evidence or prepared
comments on their topics
prior to the meeting for
distribution of these ma-
terials to officials and
others; and give the
chairperson great lati-
tude in deciding how
strictly to enforce the
various dictates and time
limits.
On Thursday, Nov. 19,
three citizens ap-
proached the commission
with various recommen-
dations that they said
would improve the
process. The three were
Lawrence Beger, C. P
Miller and Kate Calvin.
Beger noted that the
current rules, which
comprise seven pages,
were quite onerous and
difficult to decipher.
"I get a headache
reading them," Beger
said.
He suggested that the
commission would do
better and remove much
contention simply by ad-
hering to the First
Amendment, which he
then proceeded to read.
"It should not be a se-
lective process where
some people are allowed
to speak and others not,"
Beger concluded.
Miller added a "foot-
note", as he called it, to
what Beger had said.
"We're riot here to
tell you how to run meet-
ings," Miller said. "We're
here to tell you what we
see as members of the
public and how we see
it."
Please See Commis-
sion's Page 4A


3rBldiuegrasd Mu5ic Fcst

LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
With April only four
months away, sponsors
of the Southern Music
Rising Festival have al-
ready begun lining up
their acts for the 3rd an-
nual celebration of blue-
grass music. And
leading the lineup this
year will be the award-
winning group, Michael
Cleveland & Flame-
keeper, scheduled to per-
form the kick-off
concert at the Opera
House on Friday
evening, April 16.
Who are Michael
Cleveland and Flame-
keeper?
"Only one of the
most talented groups of
musicians you will ever
get the chance to hear,"
avows local impresario
Jack Carswell, one of
several key people be-
hind the annual event.
(Barry and Pam Kelly
Please See Music Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper are scheduled to kick off the 3" annual
Fest Page 4A Southern Music Rising Festival with a concert in the Opera House on April 16.
.


Christmas Around The Downtown-.
sponsored by Main Street of Monticello.
will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Santa
will arrive by fire truck across from the
courthouse, ready to visit with the area
children, making for the perfect photo-op.
A professional photographer is scheduled
to be available this year.
There will be a reindeer treasure hunt
for the children, with prizes, beginning at dren
Tupelo's Bakery & Caf6. Desserts and ing b
beverages will be available at the Jeffer- Crowe
S son Art Gallery Hot chocolate will be
Please See Christmas Page 4A


ast Year, thesrew
Who enjoyed vis. ere two of the ch.
Y their broad sItng With Sant-a,'ju. I
eder ad smiles. Le.ft ~ a iUdo.
der, and Ahmad Waker. is Victoria
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City Moving Forward With Two Ordinances

ONE IS FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT;"-
OTHER FOR BUSINESS TAX


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Monticello city offi-
cials on Tuesday night,
Dec. 1, were expected to
adopt two ordinances
that separately aim to
abate public nuisances
and charge a business
tax (the latter is really a
wording change).
The first, Ordinance
2009-06, aims to remedy
the problems of vacant
and abandoned struc-
tures, unsightly weedy


lots and other conditions
that city officials deem
to be detrimental to the
public health, safety and
welfare.
Modeled after an in-
novative St. Lucie, FL,
ordinance, the local
measure proposes to im-
pose a special assess-
ment on properties that
the city has to incur a
cost to clean up or bring
up to standards. The as-
sessment, if not paid
within a specified time-
frame, would result on a


lien being placed on the
property, redeemable at
the time of sale of the
property Before the situ-
ation reaches this point,
however, the property
owner would be given
sufficient opportunity to
correct the problem.
Among the condi-
tions that are subject to
the ordinance are accu-
mulations of under-
brush, weeds, rubbish,
trash and grass on im-
proved properties; the
existence of unsafe


dwellings and other
structures on improved
properties; and the cre-
ation of pools, ponds or
other bodies of water or
conditions that endanger
the public health, wel-
fare and safety or lower
property values.
The ordinance
makes it the responsibil-
ity of persons account-
able for the existence of
any such a public nui-
sance to abate it, or fail-
Please See City
Page 4A


Officials

Mum On

Library

Grievance
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Mum appears to be
the word where it con-
-cerns the employee-filed
grievance at the library
that had supposedly been
scheduled for mediation
the week of Nov. 9.
Nearly two months
after the issue first sur-
faced publicly and two
weeks after the County
Commission instructed
County Attorney Buck
Bird on Nov. 5 to set up a
meeting with a mediator
to resolve the issue in the
coming week, the issue
remained unresolved as
of Thursday, Nov 19.
That was when Car-
olyn Milligan, a citizen
and library patron, ap-
proached the commission
Please See Library
Page 4A

Issue Of
Code
Enforcement
Ordinance
Moseying
Along

Issue Referred
Back To Committee

LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Nearly three months
after the County Com-
mission instructed its at-
torneys to produce a
draft ordinance to ad-
dress land-use violations
raised by a Lloyd resi-
dent, the effort has pro-
duced scant results.
County Attorney
Buck Bird on Thursday,
Nov. 19, presented the
board with sample copies
of ordinances from
Suwannee, Gadsden and
Wakulla counties, along
with the 1971 local ordi-
nance on outdoors festi-
val that he pronounced
was not as lacking as ini-
tially judged. Bird cred-
ited Attorney Paula
Sparkman with doing
much of what work had
been done on the ordi-
nance. He then recom-
mended that the four
ordinances be referred to
the lay committee that
had earlier studied the
issue to come up with a
revised ordinance, based
on a compilation of the
four sample ordinances.
That committee con-
sists of Commissioner
Hines Boyd, Sheriff
David Hobbs, County Co-
ordinator Roy Schleicher,
Assistant Coordinator
John McHugh and David
Hall, the citizen who
raised the complaint.
Was he to under-
stand, Hall asked not a
tad facetiously, that the
attorney was referring
the drafting of the ordi-
Please See Code En-
forcement Page 4A


1 Section. 14 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A Legals
Church 10A-11A -Schol
Classifieds 14A Sports
Dining Out 5A Viewpoints


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early.


Thu 62/39 Fr 534
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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
the low 60s and lows in the upper


Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper
50s and lows in the mid 30s.


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Natalie Binder irculam tionesk
Jefferson Comnty Publ Library

Guest Columnist



Voices from the Past


[Ms. Natalie Binder
is a new staff member at
the Library She will
work at the Circulation
Desk, and she will also
be in charge of the JCPL
Digital Project. Please
call her at: 850-342-0205
or nbinder@ jeffer-
son.lib.fl.us Serafin
Roldan, Director]
Eighty years ago,
Monticello was bigger.
Trains left on the hour
from the station near the
Monticello Milling
Company, carrying
grain, livestock and pas-
sengers across the coun-
ty. A dollar bought a
round trip ticket to
Jacksonville-in a seg-
regated car. People
would come in wagons
to Monticello to buy dry
goods and groceries
from Abe Simon's store,
which stood where the
Tire Plantation stands
today On Saturdays the
county government
would spray the clay
streets with water to cut
down on the dust, and
"everyone" would come
out to shop and social
ize.
These are the memo-
ries of' Mr. John Perry
who was 87 when he was
interviewed by employ-
ees 'of the library in
1991. They are from just
one of the dozens of
video tapes, audio tapes
and interview tran-
scripts that make up the


Jefferson County Public
Library's Oral History
Project. The speakers'
on these tapes paint a
very different
Monticello than the one
we live in today
For many years-
certainly since the
library moved from
Cherry Street in the late
1990s-these tapes were
difficult to find and
harder to check out.
Though the transcripts
were available in our
reference section, they
have rarely been
touched since their pub-
lication. Over the next
few months, the words of
our parents and grand-
parents will once again
become available to all.
As part of a modern-
ization effort, JCPL is
launching the Digital
History Project in 2010.
The original Oral
History Project will be
digitized, and inter-
views will available for
download on the
library's web site. We
will also be collecting
new memories from
Jefferson County resi-
dents. If you would like
to share your story with
the library, please stop
by, call or email me,
Natalie Binder, at
nbinder@jefferson.lib.fl.
us.
Technology is some-
times seen as a threat to
small libraries like


ours. But the Digital
History Project is just
one of the ways that a
library can share and
preserve our county's
past while embracing its
future. Our library will
always be a great place
to pick up a book, movie
or audiobook. In addi-
tion, in the next year we
plan to introduce fitness
classes with the
Nintendo Wii and
explore new formats for
sharing books and audio
recordings (stop by to
explore our new digital
book, the Amazon
Kindle). We will be able
to convert tapes and
videos into digital for-
mats that can be pre-
served and shared on
the Internet, and offer
new classes in blogging,
podcasting and web site
design.
Public libraries are
a place for people to
come together to study,
learn and socialize.
Whether you're here to
borrow the latest best-
seller, research a paper,
record a digital story or
write a blog, the servic-
es of the local library
are always free. Come
spend a Saturday morn-
ing (or a weekday
evening) with us. Check
out a book, drop some-
thing in the suggestion
box and spend a few
minutes listening to the
past.


B.: Debbie Snapp
MAonicello News
Staff Writer

Meet Your


Neighbor

Robbe Slac
Robbie Slack is a lifelong resident of
Jefferson County, born on July 4 to Kimberli
Eure and Bob Slack. He graduated from
Jefferson Count\ High School in 2006.
furthering his education at Tallahassee
Community College. He has traveled as far as
Georgia, North Carolina. and Tennessee.
He enjoys sports of all kinds, including
hunting, fishing, and college football. Cheering ,
on the Tennessee Volunteers team is his favored
pastime, "Go Orange and White!"
He is engaged to Rebekah Dibble, and is looking forward to a hap-
pily-ever-after life with her, here in Jefferson County.

PIGSKIN PICKS WINNERS
FIRST PLACE is Stephen Pimental
SECOND PLACE is Fannie Richardson

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L TEN YEARS AGO
S. DECEMBER 1, 1999
A !The heads of two department
leaders were on the chopping block
last Tuesday, a consequence of
behavior awards the public that
county commissioners deemed
improper and unbecoming for a pro-
fessional. The two officials were
Charles Clemens, head of the
Veterans Affairs Office, and John
Durst, head of the Building
Inspection and Planning
Department.
Commissioners have agreed to
revisit -in six months the issue of
county Road Department crews grad-
ing private subdivision roads on a
contracted basis.
For commissioners, it sometimes
seems that they solve one problem
only to create another. Last Tuesday
night was a case in point. By sus-
pending Planning Department head
John Durst for a week because of his
remarks about Lloyd area residents,
the commission created a situation
the ensured Durst's absence from
his office at a critical moment.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 29, 1989
Despite a number of factors that
the Jefferson County High School
football team had to overcome this
past season. Head Coach Don
Johnson said he was satisfied with
the teams 5-5 record.
The boys' varsity basketball
team of Aucilla Christian Academy
will hold the season opender on
Monday under the new direction of
Head coach Gary Harrison. The
Warriors will take on Altha at home.
Burglers with a lot of determina-
tion but apparently little experience
hit several South Jefferson Street
businesses sometime between mid-
night Thanksgiving night and 4 a.m.
ithe next morning.
S THIRTY YEARS AGO
S NOVEMBER 21, 1979
The Chamber of Commerce is
(moving ahead with its effort to hire a
full-time .chamber manager whose
primary activity would be Industrial
, development.


Jefferson County will soon have
a planner with the authority to
enforce the new Devlopment Code
being prepared along with th'
Comprehensive Plan by the Planning
Commission.
The Monticello Opera House will
again be filled with music, mer-
riement and activity Sunday after
noon.
Central telephone Company
announced today it will open a Pick-
A-Phone office at 285 W Walnut St.
Monday, Decemeber 17, for the cdn-
vience of walk-in customers.
FORTY YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 21, 1969
Mack Morris and Tommy
Drawdy left Wednesday for Merida,
Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula for
a four day duck and quail hunting
trip.
Mrs. Fran Blow has been
appointed as an instructor of nurses
in the School of Nursing at Florida
State University
Turnbull Anderson left last
Thursday for Fort Benning, GA., to
begin his basic Army Training.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
OCTOBER 23, 1959
55 girls are in a contest tonight
for the honor of being Pecan Bowl
Queen. Miss Mary Frances Gramling
is reining queen.
Four dens of Cub Scouts are
organized. Den mothers are Mrs.
Kaye Youngblood, Mrs. O.R. Bevis,
Mrs. Matt Brown and a fourth moth-
er is being sought.
Some 90 Key Clubbers of
Florida's Third District met here
Sunday. Lt. Governor Monty Wells
welcomes the guests.
Committiees for the senior class
dance to be held Wednesday night are
Mary Ann McKown, Bill McDonald,
Duncan MacDonald, Jimmy
Stephens, Jo Malloy, Rebecca Hicks
Monty Wells, Eunice Meritt, Jewel,
Brock, and Carlotta Brittle.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 25, 1949
A.L. Chick commander of Otto)
Walker Post urges all members tol
attend the meetings.


MONTICELLO #


NEWS
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Deadline for classified is Monday (State & local taxes included)
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Established 1869
A weekly newspaper [USPS 361-620] designed for the express reading pleasures of the people of its
circulation area, be they past, present or future residents.
Published weekly by ECB Publishing, Inc., 180 W Washington St. Monticello, FL 32344. Periodicals
postage PAID at the Post Office in Monticello, Florida 32344.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MONTICELLO NEWS, P.O. Box 428, Monticello, FL
32345.
This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in
the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this
newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.
All photos given to ECB Publishing, Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than
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180 W Washingtoll
Street
Monticello, Florida
32345
850-997-3568
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Email: monticellonews
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homeowners policies?
1992 2006: Florida home insurers paid an estimated S10.4 billion
more in claims than they received in premium.
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2. If my insurance company cannot pay for my
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The Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA) pays covered claims
up to a maximum amount of S$300,0; and for homnownem claims FIGA will
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Big Bend Hospice C(
Dear Editor
It is appropriate that November is the month we
commemorate Veterans, Family Caregivers and
Hospice. All of these groups have in common serv-
ice to others, being there for those who count on us
to keep them comfortable, safe and protected.
Big Bend Hospice is proud to have partnered
with the VA Outpatient Clinic and DVA to remem-
ber and honor. our veterans during a Service of
Remembrance held on Nov. 5. Every day we lose
1,000 WWII veterans, leaving a hole in our hearts
and in our society's collective memory
Likewise family caregivers are selfless individ-
uals who give of themselves, sometimes putting
their own lives on hold, to care for an ill or dying
loved ones. They are unsung heroes. Each day Big
Bend Hospice witnesses the love and comfort that
these sons and daughters, husbands and wives,
grandparents, grandchildren and friends give to
those who depend on them for care and support.
Nationwide more than 50,000,000 people provide
care to a chronically ill, disabled, aged or dying fam-
ily member or friend during any given year. At Big
Bend Hospice we see first hand the courage and love
that goes into being a caregiver 24/7 and we contin-


Eastern Star Thanks All For Band

Uniform Fundraiser Donations


The members of the John
White #60 Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star,
PHA would like to formally
thank each and every one of
you that assisted us in our
efforts to raise funds for the
Marching Tigers. We are so
appreciative of your support
in our efforts to help the
Jefferson County High School
Band raise funds for new band
uniforms.
There were many people
that gave of their time and
efforts and we would like to
recognize them: Brenda
Cooks, Shirley Saunders
Gilley Wendy Hughes, Sandra
'Saiinders, Idella Loggins
ScOtt, Fawntisha' Wade,
JazzLyn Wade, Taylor County
High School (for their dona-
tion), the members of John
White #60, OES, PHA, as well
as the citizens of Monticello.
We would like to extend a


special thank you to Bob
Gardner of Carver Cleaners
(1215 N. Monroe St. ~
Tallahassee, FL) for his gen-
erosity in the cleaning of the
pants bands uniforms, as well
as the Monticello Cleaners for
their generosity in the clean-
ing of the jackets of the band
uniforms..
We are excited about our
opportunity to assist the
band, and are looking forward
to our next community part-
nership. We ask your contin-
ued support in being a posi-
tive force in our community
If there are any other
questions or comments,
please direct them to
Eu'Stacia M. Trawick, the
Community and Publicity
Committee of the Chapter:
Cpcjohnwhite60@yahoo.com
ca Dot. WadA, WWm
SQo^ Whik #60, 6OS, IJPMa


ommends Caregivers


ually look for ways to provide support to Hospice
family caregivers and ease their load and renew
their spirit.
In 2008, almost one and a half million
Americans received services from Hospice. In our!
area, more than 1,600 families used Big Bend
Hospice services. Of those seeking our grief sup-
port services, 60% never used our Hospice for their
loved one, but we still walk with them on their grief
journey I am proud of our staff of more than 300
caring professionals who work tirelessly to care,,
educate and comfort families as they care for those,
they love.
It is for all of us, so much more than a job, it is,
a privilege and a calling to do this important work.
Please join me during November and salute all of.
these groups as they do the work that has to be done,.
but which sometimes requires incredible sacrifice.,
We are a better community because we can come
together in support of each other. I encourage
everyone to join me in thanking these dedicated
individuals for the work they do.
Cfaita &Aavaman, RN, MEd, CHCE
President & CEO
Big Bend Hospice


Writer Corrects Earlier

Public Meeting Letter


Dear Editor:
This is an adden-
dum to the letter I
recently submitted
entitled "Public
Meetings: A Working
Man's Fantasy"
I happened to
speak briefly with Nan
Baughman after
Church Sunday, and
she noted that contrary
to my letter, the Capital
Region Transportation
Planning Agency
(CRTPA) did in fact
have a couple of their
public hearings after 5
p.m.
Now that she men-
tioned it, I remember
that I, too, attended one
of them a while back at
the First Presbyterian


Church Fellowship
Hall.
The original letter
was written in an expe-
dient manner, at the
request of citizens who
were not aware of
these alternative meet-
ing times, and
expressed a desire to
have them held later in
the evening, so they
could attend.
I apologize for the
oversight and thank
Harry Reed and his
professional staff .4t
the CRTPA. for, .the,
progress they are mak;
ing toward improving
our road and transit
Infrastructure.
.n gRR WU


t|m ear Editor, I
wonder if the
FDLE trained the
"Keystone Cops" in
Seattle?"
|6lt was real good
Sto see that Hiram
Masonic Lodge gave
young Arsenio Bright
a scholarship. Won-
der when our Negro
Masonic Lodges will
do the same and give
out money to support
higher education for
our youth? By the
way where is the bulk
of our (Solomon
Lodge, Capps Lodge,
Thomas City and
Ashville Lodges)
money going any-
way? Our children
live in poverty and
are on food stamps,
we can be a blessing
to them if our leaders
would let us."
J~lay to go Gene
WIHall Dist. 2
County Commis-
sioner!"
l rracie Fulford,
I we miss your
"The Farmer Takes A
Wife" column. Hurry
back!"


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Music Fest


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Library


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and Katrina Walton are
some of the others).
"This is a real coup,"
Carswell added.
Cleveland, to be
more specific, is a seven-
time IBMA Fiddler of
the Year Award winner
who has been called the
premier bluegrass fid-
dler of his generation;
and the group
Flamekeeper won five
IBMA awards this year,
including their third
consecutive
Instrumental Group of
the Year Award.
The IBMA, by the
way, is the International
Bluegrass Music
Association, a trade
organization formed in
1985 to promote blue-
grass music. The IBMA
awards are considered
the genre's equivalent of
the Grammy, with the
organization's 2,500
members picking the
winners.
According to his
brief online biography,
Cleveland is an Indiana
native who early on
gained recognition as a


young fiddler player and
whose blistering and
unconventional fiddle
style soon earned him
fame and made him one
of the hottest bluegrass
acts, despite his blind-
ness. He first appeared
at Bill Monroe's
renowned Bean Blossom
Festival in 1990 at age 10
and in 1993 at age 13 he
was the guest of fellow
fiddler Alison Krauss on
the Grand Ole Opry,
which successes he fol-
lowed with an appear-
ance on A Prairie Home
Companion and then a
live performance before
the US Congress.
After graduating
from the Kentucky
School for the Blind in
1999, Cleveland played
with different bluegrass
groups; released two
independent CDs,
among other recordings;
won the several IBMA
awards; and finally
formed his own group.
His discography
includes Sawing on the
C String, Flame Keeper,
and Let 'Er Go Boys.


The Foundation for
the Preservation of
Historic American
Music formed a little
more than two years ago
for the expressed pur-
pose of promoting and
preserving traditional
American music. Since
its formation, the foun-
dation has sponsored
two bluegrass festivals,
a jazz night and several
other concerts at the
Opera House.
The Southern Music
Rising Festival is the
foundation's signature
event. Ultimately, the
foundation's members
envision establishing a
permanent building
where musical perform-
ances can be staged on a
regular basis and where
memorabilia and other
artifacts pertaining to
Southern history and
American music can be
stored and publicly
exhibited. It is the
group's hope that the
festival will one day
serve to make
Monticello a destination
point.


and asked why the media-
tion hadn't yet been
scheduled.
"The tension in the
library is palpable,"
Milligan said. "What is
dragging this out and
why hasn't a date yet
been set for the media-
tion?"
She added that other
library issues that need-
ed to be addressed were
pending the resolution of
the grievance.
Commissioners made
no response. Granting
that Milligan's question
came during the segment
of the meeting when citi-
zens are free to express
their views without a
response required from
the board, commissioners
typically address citizen-
raised issues later in the
agenda, especially if they
are pending issues.
This time, however,
commissioners asked no
questions of Bird or
County Coordinator Roy
Schleicher then or later
in the meeting, and nei-
ther did the two volunteer


any information.'
The grievance first
became public on Oct. 1,
when Schleicher
informed the commission
that he and Library
Director Serafin Roldan
had exhausted the pre-
scribed steps in the per-
sonnel policy without
being able to resolve the
conflict between the two
employees. He said the
next step in the process
called for the commission
to hear the grievance and
make a final decision.
"We've gone through
the grievance procedure
with no success,"
Schleicher said at the
time. "So it now comes
before you for a deci-
sion."
Based on the infor-
mation Schleicher pro-
vided, the commission
scheduled a quasi-judi-
cial hearing on the griev-
ance for Oct. 22. The hear-
ing, however, was post-
poned on Oct. 15 at the
request of Bird, who said
that the two employees
preferred to resolve their


conflict outside the lime-
light.
"We have an appoint-
ment to get the expertise
we need to get this
resolved as close to the
source as possible rather
than in a public setting,"
Bird told the commis-
sion. "I'd like to see what
services there are."
On Nov. 5, the board
asked Bird about the sta-
tus of the grievance. Bird
responded that he had
contacted a Tallahassee-
based certified mediation
and personnel manage-
ment expert who was
willing to meet with the
two employees to mediate
a resolution.
"He estimates it will
take two to three hours,"
Bird said. "At $80 an
hour, it will cost between
$300 and $500. He can do
it at the start of next
week."
The commission
then instructed Bird to
contact the mediation
expert and proceed with
the mediation the week
of Nov. 9.


Code Enforcements Cont. From Page 1


Commission's


His point was that if
the board continued to
allow citizens an oppor-
tunity to address the
commission at the begin-
ning of meetings on any
topic of choice and
absent any official moni-
toring, it created the
potential for citizens to
make offensive state-
ments about officials
and others. Better, Miller
suggested, if this part of
the agenda was reserved
for people who wanted to
make positive contribu-
tions, such as awarding
plaques, making public
announcements or utter-
ing accolades.
"This would be the
time to do it," Miller
said. "Anything else
should be part of the reg-
ular agenda."
Calvin, speaking
last, offered several sug-
gestions, which she said
essentially aimed at
allowing citizens to
speak their minds at
public hearings as it
was their right to do -
yet ensured that individ-
uals didn't abuse the
opportunity by
indulging in personal
attacks against officials
and others. Among the
suggestions that she
offered were requiring
citizens to identify the
topics of their discus-
sions ahead of time,
scheduling the more
contentious topics for
the latter part of meet-
ings, and designating a
county employee such as
Assistant Coordinator


John McHugh
ombudsman of s
diffuse pote
volatile situation
Calvin explainE
McHugh could
himself near thi
during meeting s
he could convers
aggrieved citizen
possibly help there
their problem w
need of them addi
the board.
Citizens wou
heard one way or
er, especially if
believed that the:
getting the
around and not
heard, Calvin said
someone in an
position would
listen to their c
and assured the
that the issue wo
addressed, muc
tention could be a
she said.
"There's n
wrong with the
Calvin said. "We':
ply trying to mak
better and more c
nity friendly."
SCommissi
Hines Boyd, gei
credited with the
ship of the doci
noted that it s
once again it was
left up to him to r
to the criticism.
To
Commissioner


"Skeet" Joyner respond-
ed: "Seems if my memo-
ry serves me right, you
got us into this, so
maybe you can get us
out of it."


Cont. From Page 1


as an Boyd reiterated
orts to many of his previously
ntiall3 made points: the rules
ns. As were not intended to bar
ed it, public participation but
station rather to facilitate the
e door process; and the board
so that in fact was quite liberal
e with about allowing citizens
ns and to speak their minds.
n solve Neither were the rules
without unique nor restrictive,
dressing he said. They pretty
much followed Robert's
uld be Rules of Order, were
anoth- modeled after surround-
they ing counties' ordi-
y were nances, and afforded cit-
round- izens three distinct
being opportunities to address
I. But if the board, he said.
official "Bottom line, it's the
merely role of the chairman to
concern run meeting fairly and
citizen efficiently," Boyd said.
>uld be But he conceded
h con- that certain of Calvin's
voided, suggestions had merit
and warranted incorpo-
othing ration into the rules,
rules," such as providing a
re sim- more clear explanation
e them of the items of discus-
ommu- sion that were allowed
during the citizens' non-
o n e r agenda input and allow-
nerally ing McHugh the role of
author- an ombudsman.
ument, The rules have
seemed stirred no little contro-
s being versy since Boyd first
espond proposed them shortly
after his election to
which the commission. The
Felix latest criticism


appears to have
stemmed from recent
comments and accusa-
tion against the
library director at a
commission meeting.


nance to a group of non-
attorneys so that, what,
the document could then
be referred back to the
attorneys for a determi-
nation of its legality?
"We non-lawyers are
going to draft the ordi-
nance and then give it
back to the attorneys to
see if it's legally correct?"
is actually what Hall said.
Meanwhile, the situa-
tion that had given rise to
his original complaint
remained unabated, he
said.
At the very least, couldn't
Sparkman be assigned to
the corhmittee? Hall
asked. Bird granted that
Sparkman could be on the
committee.
Hall initially raised
the issue back in June,
prompted by outdoor


City


ing that, the city will
abate the nuisance and
proceed accordingly to
recoup its costs. These
costs include the actual
cost of abating the nui-
sance, the cost of serving
notice, the cost of obtain-
ing title information, and
the costs of inspections
and lien recordation.
The list of defined
public nuisance cate-
gories range from the
accumulation of rubbish,
trash and refuse; to grass,
weeds and underbrush
that exceeds two feet in
height; to animal or fowl
carcasses not disposed
within a reasonable time
of death; to buildings and
structures that harbor
illegal activities; to build-
ings and structures whose
generally derelict condi-
tions devalue surround-
ing properties.
As part of the abate-
ment procedure, the city
will publish each year in
October two notices in the
newspaper alerting prop-
erty owners that it is their
responsibility to maintain


Christmas


events that he said a
neighbor was staging on
the latter's property with-
out benefit of any permit-
ting or appropriate coun-
ty supervision. He alleged
that county officials were
either unable or unwill-
ing to enforce the rules.
Hall's complaint
prompted several discus-
sions and the formation
of a lay committee to
study the problem. It was
the committee's determi-
nation that the county
essentially lacked an ordi-
nance it could enforce.
The board then instruct-
ed Bird on Aug. 20 to draft
an appropriate ordinance
to address the problem.
The board gave Bird until
November to come up
with the ordinance, at
which time it indicated it


would revisit the issue.
On Oct. 15,
Commissioner Felix
"Skeet" Joyner inquired
of Bird "if he had had an
opportunity to look at the
ordinance?"
"No sir," Bird
responded.
"Could you look at it
and report to me?" Joyner
followed up.
"Yes sir," Bird said.
On Nov. 5, Hall
inquired of commission-
ers about the status of the
ordinance, as he had been
instructed to do on Aug.
20. It was Hall's inquiry
that prompted the latest
discussion of the issue,
which ultimately resulted
in the commission assign-
ing the task of drafting
the ordinance to the lay
committee.


Cont. From Page 1


their properties properly
and that failure to do so
will result in the city tak-
ing action and ultimately
imposing a special assess-
ment lien against delin-
quent properties.
Ordinance 2009-07
essentially changes the
term "occupational
license" to "business tax",
in keeping with the name
change in the state law.
But otherwise, the ordi-
nance remains essentially
the same, despite much
talk of updating it to
delete irrelevant informa-
tion and make the fees
more fair, consistent and
realistic.
The ordinance, for
example, still identifies
such obsolete occupations
as bootblacks, pushcart
vendors, peddlers, knife
and scissors sharpeners,
and umbrella menders;
and the average fee is
about $15, although the
ordinance targets such
occupations as
astrologers, clairvoyants,
divine healers and for-
tunetellers for fees as


high as $500 each.
Per the ordinance's
existing and modified
language, no person may
engage in, or manage, a
business, profession or
occupation in Monticello
without first paying the
annual business tax, due
each Oct. 1. The city will
not contract for goods or
services, nor will it
expend any money with
any person, firm or busi-
nesses that doesn't pay
the tax. Nor will the city
pay a business for past
services or goods until
all delinquent business
taxes and associated
penalties have been paid.
In the past, City
Clerk Emily Anderson
has tried to get the coun-
cil to abolish the ordi-
nance, arguing that it's
more trouble to adminis-
ter than it's worth. The
council, however, has
been reluctant to do
away with the measure,
hoping in future to find a
way to enforce it and
make it realize more rev-
enues.


Cont. From Page 1


served at Edenfield's
Hardware. Hot apple cider
can be enjoyed at
Monticello Realty and at
The Peddler's Marketplace.
And, Jefferson County
Historical Association
members will offer fresh
hot coffee at the Wirick-
Simmons House, as well as
tours.
Vendors will line
Dogwood Street, offering
eggnog, popcorn, and such,
as well as selling their
wares just in time for the


Christmas holiday Music
will fill the air as carolers
sing and walk the down-
town area. Stores and eater-
ies will be open late for this
special occasion. Trees will
be colorfully lighted and
store windows will be fes-
tively decorated.
Balloons, candy canes,
bean toss games, face paint-
ing can all be enjoyed in the
downtown area on Friday
evening. Bring your friends
and family also to the open-
ing night of Bethlehem in


Monticello at First United
Methodist Church,
Monticello on South Water
Street, Friday
This would make a
lovely night to show off
your hometown! The com-
munity is encouraged to get
involved this year. Talk
about this event, promote
it, and advertise it.
Downtown windows will be
judged and awarded prizes.
For more information or to
be a vendor, contact Margie
Stern at 210-4097.


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DECEMBER 2
E mp 1 o y m e n. t
Connections Career
Coach Mobile Lab is
scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Wednesdays
across from the First
Baptist Church in
Monticello. Services
include job search,
resume assistance,
assessments, and labor
market information. For
more information, con-
tact Diane Head at 973-
2672, 973-6497, or
headd@nfwdb.org
DECEMBER 3
You may qualify for
assistance from Capital
Area Community Action
Agency Call Pat Wilson
or Melissa Watson at 997-
8231 for additional infor-
mation. They can tell
you what services are
currently being provid-
ed. CACAA will be work-
ing 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the
first Thursday at Unioh
Hill AME Church.
DECEMBER 3
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Thursday at the
Christ Episcopal Church
annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more infor-
mation call 997-2129 or
997-1955.
DECEMBER 3
Cub Scout Pack 808 will
meet weekly 7 to 8 p.m.
on Thursday at The
Eagle's Nest on South
Water Street. For more
information contact Cub
Master Greg Wynot at
997-5366.
DECEMBER 4
Christmas Around
Town, sponsored by
Main Street Monticello,
will be held Friday 6 to 8
p.m. in and around the
downtown area. Santa is
coming to town... get a
picture with him. There
will be a reindeer treas-
ure hunt beginning at
Tupelo's Bakery & Cafe.
Stores and shops and
restaurants will be. open
for business and refresh-
ments. As well as the
Jefferson Arts Gallery
and the Historical
Association Wirick-
Simmons House, for
tours. And the First
United Methodist
Church will host
Bethlehem in Monticello
and cookies and hot
cocoa and cider. Christ
Episcopal Church will
present a collection of
miniature manger
scenes in the sanctuary.
Balloons, face painting,
candy vendors will .be
set up all around town
with. lots of family fun
for all. Come downtown
and support our commu-
nity with a great holiday
celebration! 251-3878.
DECEMBER 4
Ashville Area Volunteer
Fire Department meets
6:30 p.m. on the first
Friday of each month at


the fire station. Contact
.Fire Chief John Staffieri
at 997-6807 for more
details.
DECEMBER 4 AND 5
Jefferson Arts will hold
children's art classes on
the first Friday and fol-
lowing Saturday of each
month through
December. The classes
are $10 each and partici-
pants are asked to bring
a snack. Students will
be taught art history
and art activities.
Contact instructors
Susan' Rissman or
Becky Clayton at the
gallery or Clayton at
997-3975 to register.
Jefferson Arts is opened
free to the public 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Wednesday
and Saturdays, or by
appointment. The
Gallery is located at 575
West Washington Street
in Monticello. Jefferson
Arts, Inc. is a non-profit
group with a goal of
promoting art and art
education in the
Monticello area of
North Florida and
South Georgia. For
more information, con-
tact the Gallery at
www.jeffersonartsgaller
ycom or 997-3311.
DECEMBER 5
Holiday Celebration
committee members for
the alumni classes of
1980 to 1989 will meet 5
p.m. Saturday at
Memorial Missionary
Baptist Church, in the
teen center. Deadline for
advanced ticket sales is
Dec. 3. For more infor-
mation contact Carolyn
Hamilton at 284-4306 or
deonjala72 @yahoo.com
or Helen Cuyler at 591-
5039 or Teresa (Penny)
Thompson at 363-4699 or
Diane Brown-Williams
at 228-1460.
DECEMBER 5
Jefferson SHARE regis-
tration 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday at the
Jefferson County Public
Library on South Water
Street, and at Central
Baptist Church in
Aucilla, on Tindell
Road. The cost of the
basic food package is
$18. Contact Martha
Creel at 445-9061 or


Leslie Blank at 556-5412
for more information. A
volunteer is someone
who is paid with a smile
and a thank you!
DECEMBER 5 AND 19
The Dixie Community
Center will sponsor the,
Opry every first and
third Saturday from 7 to
10 p.m. Each Saturday
will feature a different
band. For more informa-
tion and directions con-
tact Kenneth Price at
229-263-7231 or 229-263-
7383.
DECEMBER 5 AND 19
Girl Scouting is fun, and
builds girls of courage,
.confidence, and charac-
ter, who make the world '
a better place. Join
Junior Troop 150, girl's
ages 8 to 12, from 10 a.m..
to 12 p.m. on the first
and third Saturday of
each month at the
Greenville United
Methodist Church to
learn more about Girl
Scouts. For more infor-
mation contact co-lead-
ers Janice and Sean
Carson at 948-6901 or
contact the Girl Scout
Council of the Florida
Panhandle, at 386-2131.
DECEMBER 6
VFW Post 251 meets 5
p.m. on the first Sunday
of each month at the
Learning Center on
Marvin Street for a
meeting. Contact
Commander Ned Hill at
339-5524 for more infor-
mation.
DECEMBER 7
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at the Eagles
Nest on South Water
Street. For more infor-
mation, contact Scout
Leader Paul Wittig at
997-1727 or 997-3169.
DECEMBER 7
AA women's meetings
are held 6:45 p.m.
Monday; AA and Al-
Anon meetings are held
8 p.m. at the Christ
Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North
Cherry Street. For more -
information, call 997-
2129 or 997-1955.
DECEMBER 7
AA meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at Waukeenah
United Methodist


Church for fellowship;
the meeting is open. For
more information, con-
tact Rev. Ralph
Wrightstone at 997-2171.
DECEMBER 7
VFW. Ladies Auxiliary
Post 251 meets 6:30 p.m.
on the first Monday of
each month at Memorial
MB Church. Contact
Mary Madison at 210-
7090 for more informa-
tion.
DECEMBER 7
Prayer for our country
and leaders at First
United Methodist
Church, Monticello,
Walnut Street entrance,
12 p.m. every first
Monday of the month.
Contact the church at
997-5545 for more infor-
mation.
DECEMBER 8
Monticello/Jefferson
County Chamber of
Commerce General
Membership Meeting is
held at noon on the sec-
ond Tuesday of each
month. The meeting
Includes lunch and a
program. Contact
Director Mary Frances
Gramling at monticelloj-
effersonfl.com or 997-
5552.
DECEMBER 8
Service of
Remembrance hosted by
Big Bend Hospice and
the Jefferson County
Advisory Council 6 p.m.
Tuesday at the First
United Methodist
Church Family Life
Center, 324 West Walnut
Street in Monticello.
Refreshments will follow
the service, which is free


and open to everyone in
the community. For
more information con-
tact Michele Brantley at
micheleb@bigbendhosp
ice.org or 850-566-7491.
The service will feature
music, words of com-
fort, and a candle light-
ing ceremony where the
names of loved ones lost
may be spoken aloud.
The Trees of
Remembrance are
adorned, for a donation,
with gold ribbons, porce-
lain bells and angels,
each bearing a personal


handwritten message,
providing an opportuni-
ty to recognize and
remember those who.are
close to our hearts.
Donations made go
directly to providing'
care, comfort, and hope
to Big Bend Hospice
patients and their fami-
lies in Jefferson County,
and can-be made at
Tupelo's Bakery & Cafe
and Farmers &.
Merchants Bank in
Monticello. Donations
may also be made the
evening of the service.


RL WESTBROOK


R L Westbrook, 63, of
Salt Springs, Florida
passed away suddenly
while deer hunting with
his friends in the Ocala
National Forest on
Tuesday, November 24,
2009. A native of Ocala,
he moved back to
Marion County from
Boynton Beach in 1972.
In Salt Springs he owned
and operated Bass'n
Florida Style and
worked as a professional
fishing guide.
He is survived by his
daughter, Crystal Meeks
(Chris), .Salt Springs;
son, J R Westbrook
(Amanda), Salt Springs;
Buddy Westbrook
(Dianne) of Monticello,
Florida; four sisters,
Diane King (Mike) of
Monticello; Iris Trapp


(Larry) of Brownsburg,
Indiana; Savilla
Funderburk (Arthur) of
Hot Springs, Arkansas;
and Erlene Ratz (Hans)
of West Palm Beach,
Florida; one grand-
daughter, Hannah
Meeks of Salt Springs;
and a host of nieces and
nephews.
R.L. was a Shriner
and member of the
Marston Lodge No 49 F &
AM in Ft. McCoy, and
the Low 12 Club. A
Masonic Service will be
held 10 a.m. Saturday,
December 5, 2009 at
Countryside Funeral
Home, 9185 NE
Jacksonville Road,
Anthony, Florida, with
visitation for family and,
friends one hour prior to
the service:


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Monticello News
Staff Writer
The holiday season
is a busy time, and as the
holidays rapidly
approach, we often over-
look simple steps we
should all take to make
the holidays safe. Sheriff
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holiday season.
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of your surroundings.
Pay attention to what is
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until you are sure every-
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Trust your instincts. If a
person or situation
makes you feel uncom-
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all suspicious activity to
law enforcement imme-
diately
*Park in well-lit
areas.
*Remember to keep
your vehicle doors and
windows locked, even
when you are driving.
*Avoid leaving valu-
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those cards that you will
need to use that day
Keep a master list of all
cards in the event your
wallet is stolen, so they
can be reported proinptly
to the appropriate bank-
ing facility
*Never leave your
purse, wallet or cell
phone unattended in a
public place.
*Don't overburden
yourself with packages.
Always have a free hand.
*Shop with a buddy.
There is safety in num-
bers.
*HaVe a family plan
for emergencies.
Children should know
what to do should you
become, separated while
shopping or attending
events. Maintain visual
contact with your chil-
dren at all times while in
public places.
*Have your keys out
and ready when walking
to or from your car.
Remember that most
remote locks have a
panic button.
*Online purchases
should only be made
through trusted, secure
websites. Look for
"https" in the web
address to verify securi-
ty.
*Be sure to mail
cards with money, checks
or gift certificates from
the Post Office or a blue
US Postal Service collec-
tion box.
At Home:
*Make sure all doors
and windows have sec-
ondary locks (window
pins, deadbolts, dowels,
etc.) and use them! Keep
your doors and windows
locked even when you are
home.


*Ensure that dark
areas and entrances have
outside lights that are
turned on after dark or
that are activated by sen-
sors.
*Place gifts where
they can't be seen from
the outside.
*Avoid opening the
door, to strangers.
Legitimate delivery peo-
ple will be able to show
identification.
*Use timers for lights
and radios while you are
away Have a friend or
neighbor check your
home while you are away.
When Driving:
*Recognize that the
holidays .can cause
severe stress and keep
your emotions under
control while driving.
Give other drivers plenty
of space and always leave
yourself a route to avoid
an accident.
*If you attend parties
where alcohol is served,
remember to use a desig-
nated driver.
*Avoid distractions
such as talking on the
cell phone.
*Take frequent
breaks to avoid fatigue,
especially when driving
long distances. If you get
tired, stop and rest.
*Buckle up. That
means passengers and
child restraint seats.
*Be patient. Traffic
during the holidays is
heavier than normal,
and it will take longer
than usual to get around.
*Do not leave your
car unattended with the
motor running or with
the keys in the ignition.
"The members of the
Jefferson County
Sheriff's Office wish you
a safe and happy holiday
season," Hobbs
remarked.


Dinner, Show Set At

Opera House Dec. 4, 5


It's time to make
plans to see "Mr.
Spaceman," 8 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 4, 5, at the Opera
House.
Pulitzer Prize win-
ning author Robert Olen
Butler will play Desi, a



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In the Junior Division, ages 8-10, Kezia
Hanks, sang "Above All," and won second place.
In the Intermediate Division, ages 11-13,
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second place.
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First United Methodist Church Family Life Center
324 West Walnut Street, Monticello
This special time of remembrance and
healing is open to anyone regardless of
whether they used hospice services. Come
light a candle and honor a memory.
A reception will follow the service.
For more information call Michele Brantley at 850.566.7491


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Foreign high school students are scheduled to
arrive soon for academic semester home stay pro-
grams, and the sponsoring organization needs a few
more local host families.
Jefferson area families interested in learning
more about student exchange or arranging for a
meeting with a community representative may call
P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402.
The agency also has travel/study program
opportunities available for American high school
students as well as possibilities for community vol-
unteers to assist and work with area host families,
students and schools.
Students are anxiously awaiting news of their
new families. This is the last chance for these young
ambassadors to fulfill their life-long dreams.
Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.)
President, John Doty, the students are all between
the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking,
have their own spending money, carry Accident and
health insurance, and are anxious to share their


cultural experiences with their new American fam-
ilies.
PI.E. currently has programs to match almost
every family's needs, ranging in length from one.
semester to a full academic year, where the students
attend local public and private high schools.
P.I.E. area representatives match students with
host families by finding common interests and
lifestyles through .an informal in-home meeting.
Prospective host families are able to review student
applications and select the perfect match.
As there are no "typical" host families, P.I.E.
can fit a student into just about any situation,
whether it is a single parent, a childless couple, a
retired couple or a large family.
Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to
claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction
on their itemized tax returns for each month they
host a sponsored student.
For the upcoming programs, P.I.E. has students
from Germany, the Former Soviet Union,


Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Hungary, Korea,
Mexico, Australia, and China.
P.I.E. is also participating in two special govern-
nrent-funded programs to bring scholarship stu-
dents from the newly independent states of the for-
mer Soviet Union, as well as predominantly Islamic
countries such as Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Morocco,
Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar to the United States.
P.I.E. is a non-profit educational organization
that has sponsored more than 25,000 students from
45 countries since its founding in 1975. The organi-
zation is designated by the United States
Department of State and is listed by the Council on
Standards for International.Educational Travel
(CSIET), certifying that the organization complies
with the standards set forth in CSIET's Standards
for International Educational Travel Programs.
Doty encourages families to contact the pro-
gram immediately, as it will allow the proper time
for the students and hosts to get to know one anoth-
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Come see the
Member's Exhibit and
Arts & Crafts Bazaar at
Jefferson Arts Gallery, 6
to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.
View new artwork
by local artists from oils
and acrylics to wood-
turning and fiber arts.
Shop at the First
Arts & Crafts Bazaar
featuring handmade
ornaments and gifts.
The Exhibit is free to
the public.
Enjoy refresh-
ments and purchase


unique holiday gifts
for everyone on your
list! Just a stone's
throw from
"Bethlehem in
Monticello". Look for
the light display, in
front of the gallery.
You can't miss it!
Open 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., every Wednesday
and Saturday or by
appointment. Call 997-
3311, or visit us at
www.jeffersonartsgalle
ry.com for more infor-
mation.


COMMUNE 'Y TOY

GIVEAWAY


Let us all come
together this year in
Jefferson County to
make this Christmas
special for everyone.
Economic times
have affected .numer-
ous people this year in
our community, maybe'
even you, but hard
times are no match for
United People for Good.
Please bring your
child(ren)'s old toys for
our community toy
giveaway to be a bless-
.ing to others in your


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 accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)

Batteries

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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

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

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

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

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

Please visit the Jefferson County web page
http://www.cojefferson.fl.us/SolidWaste.html for the locations
& hours of operation for each individual site.
For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.


county who need help
this year to show their
love for their children,
grandchildren, nieces,
nephews or friends this
Christmas season.
Remember, what has
become old to you is
brand new and valu-
able to someone else.-
Begin collecting
toys now at your local
church or your, home
until December 17,
2009. Your donated toys
can be picked up by
calling Coordinator
Katabia Henry. 850-997-
2649 or Ass.,
Coordinator Ruthann,
Scurry 850-997-3102
The toy give-
away will take place on
December 19, 2009 at
1321 S. Jefferson street
in the, Advance Auto
parking lot beginning
at 9:00, a.m. until 2:00
p.m.
Who are (United
people for Good) you
may ask. Look in the
mirror. It's you!
For more informa-
tion, or to volunteer
please use the contact
numbers listed above.
Matthew 1:23
Behold, a virgin shall
be with child, and shall
bring forth a son, and
they.shall call his name
Emmanuel which inter-
preted is, God with us.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Christmas Around
Town, sponsored by
Main Street of
Monticello will be held 6
to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 in
the downtown area.
Santa is coming to town


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The second annual Boy Scout Troop 803 chili
cook off will be hosted Friday, Dec. 4 and all pro-
ceeds will go to benefit the troop.
Troop 803 Leader Bear Register said the booth
would be set up outside of Register's Barber Shop on
East Dogwood Street, with entries due before 6 p.m.,
in a crock pot, and. judging to begin shortly after-
ward. There is no fee for contest entrants.
Following the judging, chili will go on sale for $2
per cup and ribbons will be awarded to the first, sec-
ond and third place winners, and what some area
chefs consider a real perk, bragging rights for the
upcoming year.
"We already have several area chili chefs send-
ing messages back and forth to each other, talking
trash and threatening to bring the other's recipe
down," said Register.
He explained past winner, Jack Lacy, said he
wasn't going to leave this year with second or third
place "These guys have been talking trash, sending
messages back and forth to each other" said
Register. "It would be pretty funny if someone could
prove them all wrong," he quipped.
Register invites all chili cooks and coinsures to
take part in the annual contest and in doing so, help
support the local Boy Scout troop.


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Children may also have
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the Peddler's Market
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dren will begin in front
of Tupelo's Caf6 &
Bakery Children are to
pick up a sheet of clues
that will take them.into
. the downtown business-
es to retrieve Santa's lost
reindeer. Once the iiine
reindeer are found, the
children are to return
back to Tupelo's to
receive a prize.
Tupelo's will also
present live music by Dr.
Jack, to celebrate the
downtown with Main
Street of Monticello;. as
well as the usual sweet
treats.
There will be hot
beverages like cocoa,
cider, coffee, and eggnog
available free around
town at the various
shops. Carolers will also
be around and about the
downtown streets. The
Jefferson Arts Center
will host an open house
with free treats and so
much more. The Wirick-
Simmons House, home of
the Jefferson County
Historical Association,
will be open for tours,
and offering hot coffee
and treats.
This is also opening
night for Bethlehem in
Monticello, at First
United Methodist
Church. The church fam-
ily and friends will also
be serving hot chocolate
and homemade cookies.
Come out and walk
the streets visiting your
neighbors and checking
out the downtown busi-
nesses. There will be bal-
loons, candy, face paint-
ing, and lots of family'
fun in the decorated
downtown. Stores, shops,
and businesses will be
open late to meet all your
needs.
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Energy Encourages

Customers To Give

Themselves Gift Of

Holiday Energy

Savings
It's time to sutmg the
lights, deck the halls. tie
the bows, and save ener-
gy Put energy savings at
the top of your wish list
for a generous gift that
will keep on giving.
It's easy to ensure
there's more "green" in
your home than what
you see on your
Christmas tree. For
example, use a timer to
turn off your outdoor
holiday lights at bed-
time. Just 10 strands of
incandescent lights lit
for seven hours a day
can add $30 to your
monthly bill.
Before untangling
last year's holiday lights,
take a look at the bulbs.
If you're not using light-
emitting diode (LED)
lights, you could be wast-
ing energy and money
LED lights save up to 98
percent of the energy
used to power conven-
tional bulbs.
The Electric Power
Research Institute indi-
cates the average elec-
tricity cost to light a hol-
iday tree with LEDs is 13
to 17 cents per holiday
season, compared to $6
to $10 dollars for incan-
descent lights.
Those who put up
large outdoor displays
can realize even bigger
,s.avigs. If_ you age eon-
sidering new lights, look
into LEDs. Although
they cost more upfront,
LED lights last longer
than incandescents
while delivering signifi-
cant energy savings.
In fact, the Institute
estimates that, if season-
al mini-lights nation-
wide were replaced with
energy-efficient LEDs,
carbon emissions could
be reduced by as much
as 400,000 tons per year
and electricity cost sav-
ing would exceed
$250,000,000. That's a lot
of holiday gift-buying
dough.
Speaking of dough,
there's no need to make
your baking last all sea-
son. An oven costs 33
cents an hour to operate.
Save time and money by
baking your holiday
goodies together.
If you're reheating
yesterday's treats, opt for
the toaster oven or
microwave. A toaster
oven costs just 7 cents
per hour to operate,
allowing you to truly
savor the savings.
Customers hoping
for a no-cost holiday
treat from Progress
Energy should look no
further than our
EnergyWise program.
By enrolling in this free
program which allows
Progress Energy to tem-
porarily cycle power off
and on to such appli-
ances as the A/C and
water heater during
times of high energy
demand customers can
save an additional $145
per year.
Long after the gifts
are unwrapped, the
guests are gone and the
lights are stored for
another year, you'll be
glad that you took the
time to save energy this
holiday season.
For more than 100
energy-saving tips, to
learn more about our
EnergyWise program or
to sign up for a free
Progress Energy Florida
Home Energy Check,


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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello lc'ews
Siaif' l'riter
Join the Girl Scout
Council of the Florida
Panhandle and
Gelling's Floral Designs
during this holiday sea-
son as they proudly
partner with the
Marine Corps Reserve's
Toys For Tots program.
Donations may be
taken to Gelling's, as
this is the Jefferson
County drop-off loca-
tion for the US Marine
Corps Reserve Toys For
Tots collection. Anyone
wishing to donate. or to
advertise this year's
service program. may
contact Kim Kennedy at
997- 2015. Gelling's is
also offering 25 percent
off with a toy donation
through Dec. 16. A good
showing of support is
hoped for this year in
Jefferson, as this is the
first time in a long time
that the county collect-
ed for the Toys For Tots
program.
The Girl Scouts are
hosting a Toys For Tots
Drop-Off Party at the
Tallahassee office 4 to 7
p.m. Dec. 10, celebrating
the joy of gift-giving to
less fortunate children
and those affected by
the economic crunch
during this holiday sea-
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refreshments.
The Tallahassee
Girl Scout Service
Center is located at 250
Pinewood Drive. and is
the official drop-off
location for Toys For
Tots. All donated toys
will go to the local Toys
For Tots Foundation,
which assists the U.S.
Marine Corps in provid-
ing a sign of hope to
economically disadvan-
taged children during
the holiday season.
Community service
projects are an integral
part of the Girl Scout
experience. A partner-
ship such as this shows
girls how their efforts
impact the community
which transforms them
into the leaders of
tomorrow.
The Girl Scout
Council of the Florida
Panhandle invites girls
from kindergarten to
twelfth grade to join the
adventure and empower
themselves through
courage, confidence and
character, to make the
world a better place.
Currently, the coun-
cil serves 7,150 girls and
2,400 volunteers across
19 counties of the
Florida Panhandle. To
volunteer or join Girl
Scouts, contact the local
council office at 386-2131
or visit www.gscfp.org
The mission of the
US Marine Corps


Reserve Toys for Tots
Program is to collect
new, unwrapped toys
during October.
November, and
December each year,
and distribute those
toys as Christmas gifts
to needy children in the
community in which
the campaign is con-
ducted.
The primary goal of
Toys for Tots is to deliv-
er. through a new toy at
Christmas, a message of
hope to less fortunate
youngsters that will
assist them in becoming
responsible, productive,
patriotic citizens.
The objectives of
Toys for Tots are to help
less fortunate children
throughout the United
States experience the
joy of Christmas; to
play an active role in
the development of one
of our nation's most
valuable resources...
our children; to unite
all members of local
communities in a com-
mon cause for three
months each year dur-
ing the annual toy col-
lection and distribution
campaign; and to con-
tribute to better com-
munities in the future.,
To obtain toys for
your own children or
someone else please
visit Toys For Tots web-
site at www.toys for-
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brate Thanksgiving with a turkey shaped pizza,
pumpkin shaped cake, and other goodies.
Julian is the son of Jeanine Morthier and Ariel
is the daughter of Michelle Armstrong. Both are
the grandchildren of Art and Pat Morthier from
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Smart Financial Moves Can

Help Brightwn Holiday Season
Provided by Robert J. Davison
If you're like many people, you're watching your dollars
extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shop-
ping. And that's a good thing, because even in the
best of times, it's never wise to go overboard on gifts.
But by making the right moves during this holiday sea-
son, you can also help erisure that you'stay bni trck
toward your long-term financial goals.
Specifically, what steps should you be taking during
these weeks? Here are a few suggestions:
Avoid racking up big debts. In a time of economic
uncertainty, the last thing you want is to take on a
new debt load. Everyone in your life who is important
enough to receive a gift from you will understand if
you don't splurge on presents you can't afford. And
winter can be pretty gloomy when you're trying to pay
off big credit card bills from the past holiday season.
Establish a gift fund. For next year's gift-giving season,
you may want to open a special "gift fund." Of course,
it's not easy for any of us to find "extra" money after
we're done paying our bills, so the best way to set up
your gift fund may be to have the money moved au-
tomatically each month from your checking or sav-
ings account to another liquid account one that
you wouldn't normally touch for your day-to-day ex-
penses. Even if you can only afford to put in a small
amount each month, you might be surprised at how
much you'll accumulate in a year.
Don't touch long-term investments to pay for gifts.
Some people tap into their long-term investments to
pay for holiday gifts, telling themselves they'll re-fund
the investment when they "get caught up" but that
rarely happens. In fact, once you cash out part of an
investment to pay for a gift or an everyday expense,
you'll set yourself back in your pursuit of your finan-
cial objectives so do whatever you can to help pre-
serve those investments. Apart from setting up a gift
fund, you'll also want to make sure you have a rea-
sonable amount of "cash" and-cash equivalents in your
investment portfolio.
Protect yourself from identity theft. Victims of iden-
tity theft can testify that it's an enormous and pos-
sibly expensive hassle. Unfortunately, identity theft
seems to go up during the holiday season, so take steps
to protect yourself. When you go out shopping, just
take one debit or credit card with you and look
around whenever you use it. Identity thieves have
been known to copy down credit card numbers and
even photograph credit cards with cell phones. Also,
if you're shopping online, make sure you're on a secure
web site. One way to check for a secure site is to look
for "https" in the Web address, along with the icon of
the locked padlock on your browser's status bar.
Shop early for bargains. As you probably know, some
of the best bargains come during stores' "after-holiday"
sales. By taking advantage of these sales, you can stock
up on gifts for the next holiday season.

By following these suggestions, you may be able to re-
move a lot of the financial stress that often accompa-
nies the holidays and that, by itself, can help you
enjoy the season even more.


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


FIRST BAPTISTCHUR -CH


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...........6:00 PM
Wednesday Bible Study..............6:30 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
850-997-1596
Pastor Harold Reams

Sunday Bible Study 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM'
Wednesday
Bible & Prayer Meeting 7:oo PM



WAlISS UNKITED
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
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM
Youth Group 6:00 PM
Choir Practice 7:30 PM




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




325 W. Walnut Street Monticello
Pastor Wayne Cook 997-5545
Sunday Praise & Worship...........8:30 AM
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Traditional Worship 11:oo PM
Youth Group 5:30 PM
Wednesday
Bible Study 4:15 PM
Music Academy 5:oo PM
Prayer Group 5:30 PM
Fellowship Meal 6:00 PM




425 Cherry Street Monticello 997-4116
Father Mal Jopling
Sunday Morning 8:30 AM
Sunday Service 11:oo AM




1565 East Washington Street
Monticello 973-2428
(One mile east of the Court House on US 9o)
Fr. Viet Tan Huynh
Sunday Mass 11:00 AM
Wed. followed by Novena............7:00 PM
1st & 3rd Saturday
Spanish Mass 7:00 PM




4124 Bassett Dairy Rd Monticello 997-8444
Email: ebcmonticello@hcsmail.com
Dr Dean Spivey, Pastor
Student Pastor, Don Se(f
Sunday: Bible Study 9:45 AM
Worship Service 11:oo AM
Choir Practice 6:00 PM
Worship Service 7:00 PM
Wednesday
Children/Student Ministry...........3:30 PM
Senior Adult Choir Practice...........7:00 PM
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends &Youth.6:30 PM
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting...........6:o0 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..............................5:00 PM
Worship Service....................6:00 PM
Wednesday
Fellowship Meal............6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study........7:oo PM


Rev. Rick Kelley, pastor
First Baptist Church,
Monticello
When I look at the
potential of First Bap-
tist Church, I am
amazed. There are so
many wonderful people
here who have commit-
ted their lives to Christ,
and who seek the ad-
vancement of His king-
dom.


A'


As we labor to-
gether with God, we
must remember that
the fields are white unto
harvest already! Do you .'
want to grow First Bap- .
tist Church? It cannot
be just a pastor or staff '
"thing" or "job." The
great commission is
given to the church not
to just a few individu-
als. There is no limit to
what we can do as a
church, if we would Rick
just do it! Paul charged
the saints at Galatia as suffice: 1) Have a com-
having run well, but mitted life in Christ!
they had been hindered. Live for Christ first
Dear saints, let that not above all others or
be said of us. Just run things. If we fail to put
the race for Christ effec- Christ first, then we are
tively, knowing that lost going to be just spin-
souls need us! ning our wheels. There
What can we do to will be the possibility
ensure that our labor that we will forget
will not be in vain? Just whom we are serving
two little thoughts will and why we are serving
ir z "--] ........ ,, ,, -


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September 28, 2009


11005 Miccosukee Rd. Tallahassee, Fl32309
Rev. Dr. Jimmy Brookins, Sr. 850-668-2206
pastor/teacher
brookinsjimmy@yahoo.com
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 11:oo AM
Communion (on 1st Sunday).......... 6:00 PM

Tuesday Evening
Singles Ministry Meeting....................6:30 PM
(before 2nd Sunday)

Wednesday
Prayer Meeting, Bible Study....................7:oo PM



US 19 N 1590 N. Jefferson Street
Rev. Timothy Hildreth 997-3906
1285 Magnolia Ave.
Debra@monticellonaz@gmail.com

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
Saturday
Spanish Church Services....................7:30 PM




415 E Pi mer Mil *Rd Montice yo *997-1119
newhope415@yahoo
Pastors Ray and Angel Hill
Sunday School lo:oo AM
Sunday Worship .11:oo AM
Sunday Prayer. 6:00 PM
Wed. Family Training Hour........7:oo PM




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


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Him.
Listen to Paul's
words in Galatians 2:20,
"I am crucified with
Christ: nevertheless I
live; yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the
flesh I live by thefaith of
the son of God who
'loved me, and gave him-
selffor me." 2) Have a


I said a prayer for
you today, and know God
must have heard.
I felt the answer in
my heart, although He
spoke no word.
I didn't ask. for
wealth or fame, I knew
you wouldn't mind.
I asked Him to send
treasures, of a far lasting
kind.


consecrated mind for
Christ! Think on good
things not on negative,
polluted or destructive
things. The Devil works
on and within our
minds before he ever
works on or within our
lives. If we are running
false information in our
minds, it is only a mat-
ter of time before our
lives will become empty
shalloW, and distorted.
Who wants that? Paul
while in a prison cell
had his mind focused
on God's will, not on his
circumstances. Listen
to his words in Phil. 4:8,
"Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are
true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever
things are pure. whatso-
ever things are lovely.
whatsoever things are of
good report: if there be
any virtue. and if there
be any praise, think on
these things."
Since we cannot
separate our lives from
our thoughts (though
some try,) we must
think like Christ to live
like Christ. Let's live for
Christ, let's think like
Christ, and then we will
see our church grow in
size and spirituality


I asked that He'd be
near you, at the start of
each new day.
To grant you wealth
and blessings, anm.
friends to share your way
I asked for happiness
for you, in all things,
great and small.
But it was for His lov-
ing care, I prayed the
most of all.


124 St. Louis Street Lloyd 997-5309
www.fbclloyd.com
Pastor George L. Smith
Sunday
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
Wednesday
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
B3rd Saturday
Brotherhood......................... 8:00 AM


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CHURCH


Church Calendar


December 7
Prayer for our Country and Leaders
12 p.m. first Monday
First United Methodist Church,
Monticello
Walnut Street entrance
997-5545

December 14
Missionary Society'
5:30 p.m. Monday after the second
Sunday
Greater Fellowship MBC
997-4742

December 16
Alzheimer's and Dementia Support
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Wednesday
FUMC Family Ministry Center
Free program and light lunch
514-2778 or 997-5545




Unique Manger Scene

Collection At

Christ Episcopal Church


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
After visiting
Bethlehem in
Monticello, at the
First United
Methodist Church
Friday and Saturday,
come by Christ
Episcopal Church to
see the miniature
nativity scenes.
Christ Episcopal
Church, built in the
late 1800s, will host its
second annual exhibit
of unique manger
scenes in the sanctu-
ary
From as near as
grandmother's attic,
to as far away as
Africa, there will be a
manger scene to
delight each viewer.
Some nativity
scenes are precious
heirlooms handed
down from generation


to generation. Others
have meaning because
they come from far
away places. Still oth-
ers have special
appeal to children and
touch the child in all
of us.
The Christ
.Episcopal Church
nativity scene exhibit
will be open during
the downtown
Christmas celebration
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 4. Hot
chocolate will be avail-
able in the parish hall
during that time.
If you should miss
viewing the exhibit on
Friday, stop by 7-8
p.m., Saturday.
Christ Episcopal
Church is located on
North Jefferson Street
(highway 19) just
across the street and
north of Wag the Dog
thrift shop.


December 18-19
Second Harvest Food Program
6:30 p.m. Friday to bag food packages
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday distribution
New Bethel AME Church
997-5605

December 21
JOY Club
6 p.m. third Monday
Lamont Baptist Church
Just Older Youth
Enjoying Christian fellowship
997-4006

December 22
Triple L Club (LLL)
10:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday
First Baptist Church Monticello
Program speaker and potluck lunch
Ethel Strickland, 509-9445




Appalachian

Christmas Matinee


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A holiday gathering,
Appalachian Christmas
Matinee, will be held 2
to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
12, to benefit One Heart
Earth Center, 450 West
Madison Street in
Monticello.
Share the magic of
the season with moun-
.tain banjo, mountain
dulcimer, autoharp, and
musical storytelling of
memories of
Appalachian
Christmases long ago.
Sing the old hymns and
holiday songs. Tell your
favorite stories of
Christmas, surrounded
by candles and smiles.
Be with others as Sallie
and Sam Worley tell the
story of a young boy


named Manier and his
Magic Ride, one
Christmas Eve.
Take a few minutes
to bid on lovely silent
auction items. Bring a
favorite sweet, dish, or
small gift for the holiday
cakewalk.
This will be a spe-
cial time, an afternoon
to remember, that will
benefit the non-profit
center. ,
Concert, story-
telling, sharing, sing-a-
long, silent auction,
cakewalk, and refresh-
ments, what more could
one ask for this holiday
season!
Contact Sallie
W o r 1 e y
at sallieindia@yahoo.co
m or 997-7373 now to
make a reservation and
for more information.


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Christmas Concert


At Waukeenah UMC


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Waukeenah United
Methodist Church
extends a warm wel-
come to all and encour-
ages them to attend the
third annual Christmas
Concert 6 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 6.
The program will
commence with the
congregation singing
"O Come, O Come,
Emmanuel" followed by
a soloist singing "Glory
in the Highest" accom-
panied by the praise
team.
Other special songs
such as "Christmas in
Dixie," "Christmas
Shoes," "A Cowboy's
Christmas," "I'll Be
Home for Christmas,"
"Christmas Offering,"
"When Christmas
Comes to Town," and
"Rudolph" are on the
agenda, being sung by
church soloists.
Many favorite
Christmas hymns will
be featured such as
"Hark the Herald
Angels Sing," "I Heard


the Bells on Christmas
Day," and "O Come All
Ye Faithful." Other
solos include beautiful
renditions of "O Holy
Night," "Joseph's
Lullaby," and "Rose of
Bethlehem."
There will be young
soloists who will please
you with the range and
clarity of their voices,
as well as those who are
more seasoned who will
be singing solos and
duets. Also, two young
pianists will be per-
forming a duet of
"White Christmas" for
your enjoyment
"The First Noel"
sung joyously by all
concert participants
and the congregation
will be the grand finale
for an evening of
singing to celebrate and
welcome the Christmas
season.
For more informa-
tion contact Rev. Ralph
Wrightstone, pastor of
Waukeenah United
Methodist Church, 81
Methodist Church Road
in Monticello at 997-
2527.


Business Community

Prayer Breakfast

DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The December Business Community Prayer
Breakfast and meeting is held 7 to 8 a.m. usually on
the first Thursday of each month. This month
though, it will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10 at St.
Margaret Catholic Church, in the parish hall, on US
90 East.
Christmas music and decorations will set the
mood. Plan to attend, and bring your spouse and a
friend.
For more information contact Coordinator L.
Gary Wright at 997-5705 or 933-5567, or
lgwright39@embarqmail.com


1599 Springhollow Road Monticello 212-7669
Pastor Marvin Graham
Sunday Discipleship Class...........9:3o 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:oo PM-4:oo PM
Thurs. Jail Ministry.....7:00oo PM-9:oo PM
AA Tuesday.................................. 8:0 PM


5593 Veterans Memorial Drive (Hwy 59)
Tallahassee 850-893-5296
www.indianspringsbaptistchurch.com
Rev. Greg Roberts
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship 11:oo AM
Children's Worship 11:oo AM
Wednesday
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 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship 11:oo AM
Wednesday
Prayer & Bible 7:00 PM


285 Magnolia St Monticello 997-2165
www.cbcflorida.org
Dr. David E. Walker, Pastor
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning 11:oo AM
Sunday Evening 6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening. 7:00 PM
Wed. TRAC Club for teens...........7:oo PM



3862 Tram Rd. Monticello 997-6774,
Pastors Donnie and Nancy Thomas
Sunday School 10O:0 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........10:oo 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..........ll:oo AM
Wednesday Bible Study................7:30 PM



7337A Old Lloyd Road *Lloyd 997-TLC7 (8527) '
Pastors Tim and Beverly Buchholtz
www.TransformingLifeChurch.com

Sunday 10:30 AM
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
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting & Choir Practice...7:oo PM

CHIIISTIAN SCENTER
1287 South Jefferson Street 997-RGCC (7422)
www.restoredglory.org
Sunday Radio Show 8 a.m. 97.9 FM
Pastor Eddie and Elder Veronica Yon
Sunday Church Service.............10:00 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 10:0o AM
Sunday Worship 11:oo AM
Nursery/ Children's Church each Sunday
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday
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


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
Tuesday
Overeaters Anonymous ...........7:00 PM
Wednesday
Choir Practice.................................7:0 PM
Youth Group 7:00 PM
Family Fellowship
2nd Thursday of each month
Thrift Store open second Saturday


of every month 8:00 AM-i:oo PM
Every Monday AA Meets..............7:00 PM











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PORTS


ACAJV GiIs Fall To

MFAMU32-29
good. Out of four
games so far, we lost
three by three, and
one by one."
FRAN Leading the score
HUNT for ACA was Pamela
Monticello Watt with 16 points;
News Brooke Kinsley with 7
Staff Writer points; Ashley
ACA JV Girls Schofill, 4 points; and
fell to FAMU, 32-29, Brooke Kinsey and
Nov. 24, to stand 0-4 on Vicki Perry, each
the season. scored 2 points.
Coach Richard Following the hol-
Watt said the Aucilla iday, the girls return
girls were a young to the court to face off
team, which has been *against FAMU, 4 p.m.,
playing some very Dec. 3, there; Maclay, 4
good teams on the p.m.,Dec. 8, there; and
hardwood. "We're a Chiles, 3:30 p.m., Dec.
young team, but doing 11, here.


*


H hidden Treasure-

Bargain Barn

Something New for Monticello

A collective of specialty shops
Giving us a chance to shop
with local merchants
in a hometown "Mini-Mall"
All shops locally owned & operated
Open Friday thru Sunday
10 AM to 6 PM
Some shops are open
Thursday and Monday Also
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Open later on weekends till Christmas
2077 South Jefferson St. I


Our Blessings Spreads Thanksgiving Cheer


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The children and
families and staff at
Our Blessings Early
Learning Center, locat-
ed on Palmer Mill Road
in Monticello, deliv-
ered their Annual
Thanksgiving Dinners
(complete with full
turkey, dressing and
sides) to five communi-
ty residents on
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.
"This is our fourth
year providing thanks-
giving meals to those
in need in our commu-
nity," said Center
Director Tomika King-
Jackson. "We are
thankful for the oppor-
tunity to serve the com-


For the fourth consecutive year, children, staff and families of the Our Blessings
Early Learning Center, provided Thanksgiving food for local families. This year, the,
center was able to provide five needy families, rather than a single family with
Thanksgiving meals complete with turkey, dressing, and all of the fixings.
Coordinators hope that the event will continue to grow every year.


munity in whatever
capacity we can. We


"ACA MSG DROP'

SEASON OPENER
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Iitriter
The Aucilla Christian Academy middle
school girls' basketball team dropped the season
opener Nov. 24 against Maclay'. 17-6.
Coach Derrick Burrns said ACA had six
returning players from last year and the first half
of the game ended with a 2-2 tie. "It was a very
exciting half." he remarked.
The second half belonged to Maclay with one
of their players scoring 13 points, while the young
Lady Warriors could only managed to score 4.
Lauren Demott scored 4 points. Kayla Fulford
scored 2. Aucilla will travel to face Community
Christian. 5 p.m. Dec. 2; will host Maclay 4 p.m.
y, Dec. 41 and Mimroe 3 p.m. Dec. 5.


continue to teach our
children; 'It's not what
you take from the com-
munity, it's what you
give to the community
that counts!'
"This year all of
our families was so
much greater than in
the past three years.
they pulled together,
and for the first time
we were able to provide
five full turkey dinners
to some needy fami-
lies.
"It's not what you take
from the community,
it's what you give to the
community that
counts," added King-
Jackson. Prayerfully,
each year we will get
.bigger and bigger."
She said the Center


looks forward to being;
able to supply complete:
meals to even more
families next year. "We'
will also be providing
food to someone in the'
community in the:
same way for
Christmas," she added.
"We will also be con-
ducting a toy drive,
starting Monday, Nov.
30, and the toys will be,
delivered to the.
Tallahassee Homeless
Shelter just in time for
Christmas."
"If you are in need
or know of a family in
need, please visit our
website at!
www.ourblessingselc.c
om and submit the
information," King-,
Jackson concluded.


CLAIM YOUR FUTURE WITH SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY


ACA L
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Lady Warrior
JVs now stand 0-3 on the
season after three nail-
biting barnburners over
the past week.
SNov. 19, Aucilla lost
to Madison County, 38-25.
"You could tell it was the
first game of the season,
said Coach Richard Watt.
"We should have won,
but missed a lot of
shots."
Leading the Lady
Warriors scoreboard was
Brooke Kinsley with 10
points; Pamela Watt, 5
points; Ashley Cline, 4
points; Brooke Kinsey, 4
points; and Vicki Perry 2
points.
The young ladies fell
to Providence, 21-18, Nov.
20, in the second game of
the year.


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Monticello News Photo By Emerald Greene
In the game against Providence Nov. 20, JV Lady
Warrior Brooke Kinsley goes airborne for one of her
buckets, Kinsley leads the JV Girls with a total of 18
points so far.


Kinsley and Cline led
Aucilla with 4 points
each; Ashley Schofill,
Perry and Watt, all had 2
points each; and Kinsey
had 3 points.


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The ACA JV girls
were defeated 28-27, by
Wakulla Nov 23. "It was
neck-and-neck through
the entire game," said
Coach Watt. "We could
have won it right at the'
end, when we had two
free shots and missed
them both and that lost
us the game."
Pamela Watt led the
young ladies with 9
points; Cline and Kinsey
each had 5 points; and'
Kinsley and Perry each
had 4 points.
Prior to the game
against FAMU High Nov.
24, and facing them again
in the first game follow-
ing the holidays, 4 p.m.,
Dec. 3, there, Coach Watt
said it would be tough
games for the girls but he
knew that they would not
back down from the chal-
lenge. "FAMU has really
good, tough teams in
both basketball and foot-
ball," he concluded.


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Sh Hlgh
Sdls Compte
In NFU
Brain Biwl
Top students from area north
Florida high schools went head to
head at the annual Brain Bowl
competition held Nov. 19 at North
Florida Community College.
S Eight teams, consisting of 65
students, competed in a hotly con-
tested event that highlights the
academic sharpness of high
school students to answer science.
math, and humanities questions
under pressure.
S Taking top honors this year
are first place to Suwannee
County High School Team A, sec
ond place to Wakulla High Team
A and third to Taylor County H igh
School.
"It is always exciting to know
that some of these gifted and out-
standing minds will be attending
NFCC in the near future if they
aren't already doing so through
dual enrollment," said Dr. Tony
DeLia, brain bowl sponsor.
In a round-robin match, the
teams were divided into two
brackets. Among group one in the
Galileo bracket Taylor breezed
through undefeated, winning over
a strong Suwannee B team. At the
end of the round Taylor was first
and Suwannee B ranked second in
the standings.
The Kepler bracket's Wakulla
A went five for five to win first,
while Suwannee A took one loss
against Wakulla A landing a four
for five record.
Playoffs pitted Galileo brack-
et's Taylor County against Kepler
bracket's Suwannee A and Kepler
bracket's Wakulla A against
Galileo bracket's Suwannee B in a
fight to the championships.
Taylor lost in a close match with
Suwannee A, while Wakulla
defeated Suwannee B. The cham-
pionship round matched
Suwannee A against Wakulla A.
The championship round
consisted of 40 questions read by
Toie Fico,- retired NFCG science
instructor.
At first, the lead switched
back and forth between Suwannee
A and Wakulla A, with no team
ever taking more than a two point
lead. Right before the second half
of the match Suwannee went on a
run and pulled ahead defeating
Wakulla A by more than 50 points.
Among the competing teams
was Aucilla Christian Academy
with Sean Carson as coach. Team
members are: Tiffany
Funderburke, Jeffery Falk, Casey
Demott, Aimee Love, Tyler
Jackson, Nathan Williams,
Hunter Home, Koal Swann,
Daniel Ward, Cole Davis, Wilson
Lewis, Buddy Vollertsen,
Brandon Darnell, Kent Jones,
John Stephens, Josh
Funderburke, Tyler High and
Jacob Pitts.


BLABALOTS DOWN

DIRTY DOZEN 5-1


The Aucilla Christian Academy Beta Club and
Publix Super Market, Inc. recently partnered to deliver
a Thanksgiving meal to a local deserving family this
season. Left to right: are the ACA Beta Club Officers
Abigail Vasquez, Shelby Witmer, Kaitlin Jackson, and
John Stevens.

warriorss Drop Seison opener -1-11


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Warriors dropped the season opener 67-11, against FAMU, Nov. 24.
"FAMU is a very powerful basketball team and we just couldn't keep up with
them," said Coach Dan Nennstiel. Several factors attributed to the loss for the
Warriors, including poor shooting from the field and a very high number of
turnovers throughout the game.
The Warriors dropped in 1 shot of 43 attempts from the field, 2 of 6 attempts
from the three-point zone, and 3 of 15 attempts
from the free-throw line for 11 points. The
Warriors had 2 assists, two offensive and 9 defen- J
sive rebounds for a total of 11 rebounds, 6 ,
block/steals, and 30 turnovers. --
Joe Mizell missed 2 from the field, had 1
defensive rebound and 3 turnovers; Spencer l
DePaola missed 1 from the field and had 2
turnovers; Brandon Darnell missed 2 from the Q --j
three-point zone and had 2 turnovers; and Corey
Burrus missed 5 free-throws, had 1 offensive and
2 defensive rebounds and 6 turnovers.
Jay Finlayson missed 3 from the field and 2IIII
from the free-throw line, had -1 assist and 3
turnovers; and Alex Dunkle hit 1 of 1 attempt
from the field, and 2 of 3 from the free-throw line,
had 2 defensive rebounds, 4 block/steals and 6 .i '
turnovers. i ierher ou, ti Ii.,r
Todd McKenzie missed 1 from the field and 1 %% 1'1 te. the' llc'I mcel tl
from the free-throw line, had 1 assist, and 2 an.1dhi bidgv
turnovers; Matthew Harrington dropped in 1 of 9 Ilni, (;i
attempts from there field, and 1 of 2 from the free- (: a kra.I P.fie 1 1h
throw line for 3 points, within offensive and 1 Rcnivc 'irns :lmc. (:
defensive rebound. Businc-v, \ nn (n :
John Stephens missed 2 from the field and hit { O
1 of 2 attempts from the three-point zone for 3 E W ,
points, had 3 defensive rebounds and 3 turnovers;
Clark Christy missed 1 from the field, had 1 assist UV& la 'I.' W'I
and 1 turnover; and Josh Funderburke missed 3 Licensed & Ir
from the field and 2 from the free-throw line, had A Event dates are fil
1 block/steal and 2 turnovers. E ae
The Warriors return to the hardwood against TALLAHASSEE MONTIC
Westwood, 6 p.m., Dec. 1, here; FAMU, 7:30 p.m., Oi ., t l
Dec. 3, there; and Munroe, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4, here. i,
1111 P9


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
In match #11, held
Thursday, Nov. 19, for
the North
Florida/South
Georgia A-League
women's tennis teams,
the Monticello
Blabalots downed the
Glen. Arvin Dirty
Dozen, 5-1 to remain at
a second place in the
league.
"Looks like we are
coming in second
place first half of the
season," said team
member Patty Hardy,
"and that's pretty
great team."
Team #1, Katie
Brick and Susan
Goodwin, won the
sets, 7-6 and 6-4.
Team #2, Cindy
Wainright and Angie
Delvecchio, won the
sets, 7-5 and 6-4.
Team #3, Laura
Ward and Laura
Kirchhoff, lost the
first set, 5-7, won the
second, 5-3, and lost
the tiebreaker, 6-4.
Team #4, Valorie


Stevens and Patty
Hardy, won the sets, 6-
2 and 6-2.
Team #5, Linsey
Taylor and Jennifer
Ellis, won the sets, 6-3
and 7-5.
Team #6, Maxie
Miller and Mary
Bridges, won the sets,
6-2 and 6-1.
Following the
matches, the league
standings were as fol-
lows: Bainbridge
Different Strokes, 1st
with 45; Monticello
Blabalots, 2nd with 43;
Ace Kickers, 3" with
40; Serve Me Another,
4th with 39;
Thomasville Ace-N-U,
5th with 37; Glen Arvin
Classics, 6' with 34 %2;
Glen Arvin Dirty
Dozen, MatchPoints,
and Capital City Aces
tied for 7th with 34;
Killearn Lucky
Charms, 8th with 29;
Golden Eagle
Screaming Eagles,
tied for 9th with 26;
Capital City deuces,
10th with 22 %2; and
Killearn Hot Flashes,
11th with 18.


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[N THE "CRCLr1T COURT FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIV VISION
File No. 09 74.PR
DI\ ion
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERALD FREDERICK TAYLOR
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the estate of Gerald Frederick '
Taylor, deceased, whose date of death was July 22, 2'.1i. is
pending in the Circuit Court for Jefferson County, Fk'lnda.
Probate Division, the address of which is Probate Di\ i.ion. I
Courthouse Square, Monticello, Florida 32344. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and the persor jl repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons ha% ing
claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a co:po of
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this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOT ICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
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claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETI'
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR ,
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS'
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is day Noi embei
25, 2009.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
TIMOTHY J. WARFEL
Attorney for Angela King Taylor
Florida Bar No. 0398659
2015 Centre Pointe Boulevard Suite 105
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Telephone: (850) 942-1919 Personal Representjiil e
Fax: (850) 942-0313 ANGELA KING TA'\ LOR
Post Office Box 53
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