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. SCH 4-DiijT 3 26


I V IONTICELLO

141st Year No. 53 Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Commission

Supports

Postponing

Purchase Of

ADA Voting

System


AM $120ou60

LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Acting on the request
of Supervisor of Elec-
tions Marty Bishop, the
County Commission on
Thursday evening, Dec.
17, adopted a resolution
in support of the position
of the Florida State Asso-
ciation of Supervisors of
Elections (FSASE) that
the state-mandated pur-
chase of paper-based vot-
ing machines be
extended until 2016.
The Florida Legisla-
ture mandated the pur-
chase of the paper-based
voting machines in 2007'
to meet the needs of dis-
abled voters. Counties
were supposed to make
the change by 2012. But a
survey conducted by the
FSASE of the counties
that were required to buy
the machines determined
that it would cost these
counties nearly $35 mil-
lion to make the change.
Speaking on behalf
of Bishop, Clerk of Court
Kirk Reams said the cost
of purchasing the 15 ma-
chines needed here -
one for each precinct,
plus the elections office
- would come to about
$120,000, which repre-
sented "more than half
the elections office's
budget".
What's more, only
one person so far had uti-
Slized the current touch-
screen voting, Reams
said.
"He (Bishop) feels the
upgrade to this system
would not be wise at this
point," Reams said.
He asked that the
commission adopt the ap-
propriate resolution sup-
porting the FSASE's
request that purchase of
the machines be ,post-
poned until 2016.
Briefly, the Legisla-
ture in 2007 voted to make
Florida a "paper ballot"
state at the request of
Governor Charlie Crist
and Secretary of State
Kurt Browning. Part of
the legislation (ES.
101.56075) required the
conversion of the ADA
(Americans with Disabil-
ities Act) voting equip-
ment to a "paper ballot"
based system by 2012.
The hope, .according
to the FSASE, was that
additional ADA voting
systems would be devel-
oped and certified in
Florida by 2012.
Complicating the sit-
uation, the Federal 2002
Help America Vote Act
(HAVA) required that all
Please See Voting
System Page 4A


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Dills and Nash are the latest two county
roads about to be resurfaced under the
Small County Road Assistance Program
(SCRAP), one of two road-improve- i
ment programs that together hav
pumped millions of dollars into Jef-
ferson County and that are soon sched-
uled to expire, at least temporarily The
other is the Small County Outreach Program
(SCOP).
The County Commission on Thursday
evening, Dec. 17, awarded the contract for the
resurfacing of the two roads to C.W Roberts
Construction Company, the low bidder in
each case. The company bid $776,208.75 for
resurfacing Dills Road and $284,232.55 for
resurfacing Nash Road.
"These are the last two SCRAP projects
we'll have until 2014 when the program is
scheduled to return," consultant engineer
Frank Darabi, of Darabi & Associates in
Gainesville, FL, told commissioners in mak-
ing the recommendation for award of the two
projects to C.W. Roberts Construction Com-
pany
Darabi said the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT), which administers
SCRAP, had budgeted $417,000 for the Nash
Road resurfacing. He said the bids for this
project had ranged from $284,232.55 on the
low end to $357,944 on the high end.
It was likewise for the Dills Road resur-
facing. Darabi said the FDOT had budgeted
$1 million for the project and the bids had
ranged from $776,208 on the low end to
$971,000 on the high end.
Darabi attributed the lower than ex-
pected bid prices to market forces and the


tact that contractors were hungry tor jobs be-
cause of the recession. Unfortunately, the
leftover monies $133,000 in the case of
Nash Road and $214,000 in the case of Dills
Road couldn't be used for anything other
than resurfacing, he said. Which was a
shame, because the 18-foot wide Dills Road
could stand widening, he said.
Darabi said he had looked at the possibil-
ity of adding another four feet of width to
Dills Road and the C.W Roberts Construction
Company was willing to do it for an extra
$209,000. The catch, he said, was that,the
county would have to pay the $209,000, as well
as provide the limestone for the base, which
limestone the contractor would willingly
Please See Resurfaced Page 4A


EWS

500 46 +40


Commission Sets Interviews


For Selection Of Engineer


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The County Coimmission
has set Tuesday, Jan. 12, as the
day it will interview the repre-
sentatives of four engineering
firms to determine which it will
select to monitor the closed
landfill on Tyson Road and
which to provide general engi-
neering services for the county
The commission's decision
followed the recommendation
of two separate committees


that earlier interviewed and
short-listed the combined 25
candidates who applied for one
or the other job.
One, the solid waste com-
mittee, interviewed and whit-
tled the respondents to the RFQ
(Request For Qualifications) for
the landfill monitoring services
from six to three firms; and the
second the civil engineering
.committee interviewed and
whittled the respondents to the
RFQ for general engineering
services from 19 to five. Each


committee then ranked their re-
spective choices in order of
preference.
The top three ranked engi-
neering firms for the landfill-
monitoring services contract
were: Jones Edmunds & Associ-
ates; .Darabi and Associates,
which presently holds the con-
tract; and SCS Engineers. The
top five ranked engineering
firms for the general engineer-
ing services contract were: Pre-
ble-Rish Inc.; Jones Edmunds &
Associates; PBS &J Engineer-


ing; Bailey Bishop & Lane Engi-
neering; and Darabi and Associ-
ates, which again presently
holds this contract.
Acting on the recommenda-
tion of the two committees as
related by County Coordinator
Roy Schleicher, who served on
both bodies the County Com-
mission scheduled the two top
ranked firms in each category
for interviewing, with 60 min-
utes to be dedicated to each.
Please See Engineer Page
4A


COUNTY HAT

GET BACK

GRANTS EPT.

OF SORTS

LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
In keeping with the tradition of
making resolutions for the New Year,
Jefferson County officials are resolving
to be more proactive in the search for
grants in 2010.
County Coordinator Roy Schle-
icher gave the commission a heads up
on the plan at the meeting on Thursday,
Dec. 17, promising to provide greater
details at the Jan. 7 meeting: He cred-
ited Commissioner Hines Boyd with
the idea.
Schleicher said the plan involved
redefining the duties of a current Plan-
ning Department employee to create a
grants-writing position. The employee,
he said, would work with Assistant Co-
ordinator John McHugh, whom he de-
scribed as the county's "special
projects' guy." Schleicher said the idea
involved the two actively researching
and seeking grants for all county de-
partments.
Boyd said the idea came to him
while attending a commission certifica-
tion class offered by the Florida Asso-
ciation of Counties. He cited Broward
County in the southern part of the
state as an example of the kind of op-
eration that he envisioned here.
Please See Grants Dept.
Page 4A


County Gets Second Insurance Refund


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
For the second time in a-s
many years, Jefferson County
on Thursday evening, Dec. 17,
was the recipient of a re-
fund check from one of its
insurance companies.
This year, the check
was for $16,447, or some
$5,000 less than last
year's check of $21,392.
But given the hard eco-
nomic times, commission-
ers weren't looking the gift
horse in the teeth.
"This is because Jefferson
County has stayed on top of
things and is doing things well," said
John Pat Thomas, of the Gadsden
County based Thomas & Associates Insur-
ance, Inc.
The company is one of three agencies
in the state that contracts with the Florida
League of Cities, a nonprofit organization
that offers the Florida Municipal Insurance
Trust, which covers Jefferson County in


the areas o f workman's compensation and
propert-y and automobile insurance.
Thomas briefly explained that the
refu nd was made because Jefferson
.County had done a good job of
managing its losses during the
year and the account had con-
sequently proven profitable.
Meaning that the county
had managed to reduce the
number of accidents and
workman's compensation
claims during the year
"They've done a good
job," Thomas said. "It's hats
off to them."
Clerk of Court Kirk Reams
accepted the check on behalf of
.-- .. >commissioners.


Monticello News Photo By Lazaro Aleman,
Dec. 17, 2009.
John Pat Thomas, of Thomas & As-
sIociates Insurance, Inc., (on left) pres-
ents a check for $16,447 to Clerk of
Court Kirk Reams.


S|fhis is because
I Jefferson
County has stayed on
top of things and is
doing things well," said
John Pat Thomas


1 Section, 12 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A Dining Out 3A
Church 1 A-11A Legals 12A
Classifieds 12A Viewpoints 2-3A


Wed
63/50
12/30, 63/50
Mostly cloudy skies. High 63F.
Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.


Thu 69
12/31 694
Showers possible. Highs in the up-
per 60s and lows in the mid 40s.


Fri 54/29

Times of sun and clouds, Highs in
the mid 50s and lows in the upper
20s.


Dills and lash Roald


Let To De Rlasurfacad


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


IEWPOINTS


PINIONS


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


Reader Comments


On Earlier Letter


STINGER LETTER T OPINION


I'm opinionated. I don't
deny that. I don't think there
is anyone in this world that
can say that they are NOT
opinionated. We ALL have
our opinions about any-
thing in life. Some of us just
speak our mind more than
others.
My opinion, voiced in
this column each week, may
be the same as others, and
may be different than oth-
ers. I have received phone
calls, Letters To The Editor
and/or emails that tell me if
that particular reader either
agrees or disagrees with my
opinion.
I happen to have a par-
ticular "space" in this news-
paper for my col-
umn/opinion. For those of
you who happen to not have
the "pleasure" of paying
taxes to the government for
this business, and who do
not have a column heatl to
write under, we give the
space under "Letters To The
Editor" and the "Stinger"
column space. We welcome
your opinions and view-
points on life. That is what
free press is all about say-
ing what we want without
fear of the government
(with certain laws pertain-
ing to exactly what is said or
printed, of course.)
The fact that a reader
sends in his viewpoint on a
particular subject, does
NOT mean that it is the
viewpoint of this newspa-
per. The same thought holds
true with my column. If I
write my opinion, it does
not mean that every
employee at this newspaper
holds that same opinion.
Which brings me to the
subject at hand.:... the
recent stinger pertaining to
the four law enforcement
officers killed in


S


Washington, in an ambush.
That stinger was followed,
the next week, by a letter to
the editor which says that I
have lost credibility for run-
ning the stinger. Again I say,
everyone is entitled to their
opinion. With this thought,
Mr. Leskanic, you yourself
ran several Letters To The
Editor speaking out against
particular people/things in
Jefferson County, which
may, or may not, have been
of the same opinion of this
newspaper or of that of
other citizens of this coun-
ty However, you also had
the same freedom'of press
and freedom of speech.
I personally found the
stinger to be of bad taste
and of bad judgment. This
newspaper does say "we
reserve the right to not
print offensive material." I
personally found this
stinger to be disrespectful
and rude; however, it was
not offensive in the sense of
what we commonly mean.
I'm sure it offended many,
including myself, but I
stand by freedom of speech,
for that is one of the things
this country was founded
on.
I was going to write
this column two weeks ago,
when I first read the stinger,
however, a death in my fam-
ily prevented it, until now,
and for that I apologize.
When I first heard of
the Washington ambush/
shooting, it hit me hard. I
felt pain for those four offi-
cers and for their families. It
was an unthinkable crime,
and one that could have
been avoided, had the sus-
pect not been let back on
the street he was original-
ly in jail for raping a child.
Law enforcement offi-
cers (city police, county


I personally would like to take this
time, and space, to thank the law enforce-
ment officers of this county. I appreciate
the "building inspection check" pieces of
paper left on my door during the odd hours



M eet




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Gloria



Gloria Heath is a federal program
for grant writing, and a six-year re
Jefferson County. She brings supl
programs to the regular school
in\ol\ ing parents.
She moved here from Osceola Cc
is also known as "The Title 1 L
career choice is education, and she \
-time assistant principal at Jeffersor
tary School.
She is married with three children
of grandchildren. She enjoys rea
camping.


deputies, FHP, etc) put their
lives on the line EVERY
DAY for us. The old saying
about don't judge a man
until you walk a mile in his
shoes would hold true for
law enforcement. Don't
judge or criticize that offi-
cer, until you yourself have
had to strap a gun to your
side, each day, in order to
serve and protect total
strangers. Do not criticize
an officer for the fact he
might take a breakfast,
lunch or dinner break
(while working his 12 hour
shift) because his next call
might be your house, while
it is being robbed, or your
wife or daughter might call
911 because someone has
broken in the house and is
trying to rape them. He
might be the one to pull you
out of your burning vehicle
after a car crash, or he
might be the one who has to
shoot the man stabbing you.
Below is a picture I
took on Saturday, May 28,
2005. A Madison County
police officer responded to
a domestic dispute call.
While nearing the address,
a woman was screaming for
help and running from the
apartments toward the offi-
cer's patrol vehicle. The
male suspect was chasing
her.
The suspect caught the
victim at the hood of offi-
cer's patrol car and began
stabbing her repeatedly.
The policeman ordered him
to stop, to no avail, and was
forced to shoot him. He
later died.
The victim had been
stabbed a total of 13 times
during her assault. I believe
the outcome would have
had a different ending, had
a police officer not been
able to get to her in time.


of the night. I thank you all for what you
do, have done, and MIGHT have to do one
day.
Until then..... I'll see you around the
town.


Your



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Heath


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resident of
plemental
program,

county, and
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vas at one
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ding and


Dear Editor:
In reference to
Kathy DeBrecht's letter
of 12/25/09 (the Year in
Rebuke), I found it inter-
esting and somewhat
accurate, but I am not
sure it fully captures the
dilemma our Nation
faces in electing a
President based on the
color of his skin. Until
people can avoid voting
mindlessly for spit-
shine candidates, this
once great country will
continue to slide into
oblivion.
Before the 2008
Presidential elections,
the three most popular
reasons as to why people
were planning to vote
Obama were:
1."Change"(clueless as
to the nature of the
change), 2."My
Grandpappy always
voted Democrat," and
3."I don't know, but it's
better than Bush!" All
intelligent reasons, to
be sure (forgive the sar-
casm). Unfortunately,
the ability to think criti-
cally has become lost
among most of the
American people. Let us
break it down a little
further.
First of all, blacks
vote Democratic at a
rate of about 95%
because of the Party's
success in demonizing
conservatives and
Republicans over the
last 50-60 years, and as a
result they have voted
themselves into a con-
temporary form of slav-
ery The Black
Community has been
convinced that they are
incapable of succeeding
without the assistance
of the Democratic
Party!
True freedom is giv-


ing people the tools that
are necessary for suc-
cess such as dignity, self-
reliance, and real hopes
and dreams; the
Democratic Party has
failed miserably on
their empty promises.
When (if ever) will the
Black Community wake
up to the fact that they
have been taken advan-
tage of by greedy power-
hungry politicians with
their own selfish
motives? You also have
whites who feel guilty
about slavery, so they
(well intentioned or not)
have fallen for the same
empty rhetoric; all the
while further bloating
this guised slavery
I speak from spend-
ing 15 years working in
inner cities; seeing the
looks of hopelessness in
the eyes of people who I
couldn't help, due to the
destruction of their
spirits, and deep rooted
feelings of inadequacy
This current admin-
istration also supports
abortion, and on the
argument of this
heinous practice, for
every abortion there are
two victims: the baby
and the mother. It does-
n't matter what lies the
abortion industry tells
these mothers...they
know in their hearts
they have lost a child.
As a result of an
irresponsible electorate,
we have found ourselves
in the hands of the.most
corrupt and despicable
administration in the
history of our Nation,
making it more frail by
the day Did the
American people even
notice on Christmas Eve
when these scoundrels
stole the entire Health
Care Industry out from


under us by passing a
massive health care Bill
that severely alters its
infrastructure? Well
they did!
Not to mention that
not one person who
voted for the Bill (by
their own admission)
has even read it! If
Obama's plan succeeds,
the Federal Government
will pretty much control
our economy nose-to-
tail. Have Americans
become so gullible that
they are willing to
entrust their economy
to an entity that has
managed to put them
anywhere between thir-
ty and fifty trillion dol-
lars in.debt? Sadly, it
may be too late, as it
appears most
Americans have already
surrendered to Obama's
insidious "Change" con-
cept.
Until Americans.
can intelligently assess
the candidates and pull
the lever after determin-
ing what is best for the
collective good of this
country, we will elect
trendy individuals like
Obama. based on race,
emotionalism, and flat
out irresponsibility
Those who do under-
stand can only pray to
Almighty God that the
true objectives of the
Obama administration
(and more importantly
the shadowy group
behind them) are even-
tually exposed to all of
the American people. I
do know one thing for
certain, and that is a
true friend will always
tell you the truth, even
though it may be
painful.
.ctw=Ac tbn&W
Monticello


School Board Member Comments

On Recent Building-A Article
Dear Editor, bers exercise authority rum for any meeting of
In response to the only when convened in the district school
article about the County an official meeting with board. No business may
Lease of the A-Building, a quorum present. Any be transacted at any
appearing in the Dec. 23 action taken by an indi- meeting unless a quo-
edition of the vidual member is with- rum is present, except
Monticello News, allow out legal force." (Florida that a minority of the
me to point out that School Boards district school board
school board members, Association, 2009). may adjourn the meet-
individually, have no Further support of ing from time to time
powers to conduct busi- these statements comes until a quorum is pres-
ness. from the Florida statute ent. (Florida Statutes)
The Florida School that outlines a board la.iantwjp tulu
Boards Association member's bounds of School Board Member
guidelines are clear in authority: A majority Jefferson County
that "School board mem- shall constitute a quo- District 4


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Rescue Relief im "r w w" 1


FRAN HUNT
Aloniicello \'New'
Sta6i ll'tWrer
The Animal Hospital
and Pet Resort at
Southwood and
Northhwood Aniimal
Hospital in Tallahassee
is presently hosting
Rescue Relief 2009,
which will benefit Leon,
Gadsden and Jefferson
County Humane
Societies, ECAH,
Tallahassee Big Dog
Rescue, Labrador
Retriever Rescue of
Florida, Sighthound
Rescue, Tallahassee
Ferret Rescue, Angels
That Purr Cat Rescue,


and It's Meow or Never
for Ferals.
This is the third
annual community-wide
collection drive to bene-
fit local pet rescue
organizations. It's
designed "to aid and
spotlight the invaluable
work performed by our
local pet rescue groups."
Suggested donations
include: monetary dona-
tions, pet foods, pet sup-
plies and gift cards
Everyone who donates
to the cause will be
entered in a drawing for
one of ten free spay and
neuter vouchers which
can be redeemed or


donated to help prevent
pet overpopulation.
Take donated items
to either Southwood or
Northwood Animal
Hospitals through
December 31. Donations
can also be mailed to.
Rescue Relief.
Northwood Animal
Hospital, c/o Laura Leja,
1881-B North Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303.
For more informa-
tion contact, The
Animal Hospital/Pet
Resort at Southwood at
942-6650 or Northwood
Animal Hospital at 385-
8181.


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Stephanie Waldo, put her dogs through its tricks at the Human Society
Pet Show in July, 1994.
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Sew Books That Are Arriving


One 'of the "perks" of
working at a library is
getting a sneak peek at
the new books when they
arrive. It has always
made me feel like a little
kid on Christmas morn-
ing--ripping the box
open, shoving the
smooth packing paper
aside to reveal the shiny
new jacket covers on the
books that have been
ordered.
Last week the latest
delivery caused me to lit-
erally jump with joy
Expecting to find a few
children's titles, the first
book I uncovered was by
my favorite mys-
tery/crime writer Sue
Grafton. Titled U is for
Undertow, it took me by
surprise as I had forgot-
ten that it had a
December release date.
Her first book in this
critically acclaimed
series about female
detective Kinsey
Milhone, A is for Alibi,
came out in 1982. I was a
mom with a toddler and.I
loved reading, mysteries
in my spare time. I
remember joking to my
husband that I'd proba-
bly have a head full of
gray hair and a bunch of
grandkids by the time
Grafton got to "Z". Well,
I'm not quite there yet
but she has only five


lots of internet websites
that can help narrow
down your choices. Try
www.fantasticfiction.co.
uk for starters,
Kimberla Lawson
Roby is a popular choice
for realistic fiction with
her series about
Reverend Curtis Black;
we have many of her
books. Do your tastes,
lean towards science fic-
tion and fantasy? Our
shelves are full of them!
Try the Dune series by
Frank Herbert or Anne
M c C a ffr e y ', s
Dragonriders of Pern.
Mystery/crime lovers
will not be disappointed
either. This is probably
the most popular fiction
genre. Top selling
authors Faye and.
Jonathan Kellerman,
James Lee Burke, James
Patterson and, John
Sandford are just some of
the many authors with
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series that have spanned
quite a few years.
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know, the rhythm of
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which to choose.
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Junie B. Jones by
Barbara Park. For stu-
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and up the undisputed
series most in demand
involves vampires! The
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other stories that involve
vampires.
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Engineer


Cont. From Page 1


Voting System


Cont. From Page 1


Schleicher told com-
missioners that it had
taken each committee a
day to interview and
short-list their respec-
tive respondents, which
was why the recommen-
dation that the board
limit its interviewing to
the two top ranked firms
in each category He sug-
gested that commission-
ers divide the hour into
20-minute segments,
with 20 minutes to allow
for each firm's standard
presentation, 20 minutes
for commissioners to
ask a set of standard
questions, and 20 min-
utes for commissioners
to pursue individual
questions.
"This is the process
that the state requires
for professional servic-
es," Schleicher' said.
"This process does noth-
ing but establish the
most qualified firms.
Each firm can earn from
zero to 150 points. Once
you rank them by quali-
fications, then you begin
to negotiate prices." .
Schleicher said if
commissioners failed to
negotiate a satisfactory
price -with the first-


ranked firm, then they
were to go to the second-
ranked, and so on the
down the line until they
found a satisfactory
arrangement. Once the
board rejected a particu-
lar firm, however, it
could not return to that
engineering firm again.
Should the board go
through all the possible
choices and still not find
one to its liking in terms
of price, it would have to
start the process from
scratch, he said.
Schleicher said it
was possible for the com-
mission to proceed to the
lower ranked engineers
in each of the two cate-
gories, should the first
two choices in each cate-
gory fail to satisfy the
price requirement.
"If you don't agree
on the first two, then you
can interview the rest,"
Schleicher said.
What the commis-
, sioners couldn't do, how-
ever, was to reject a
respondent on anything
other than objective and
verifiable standards, he
said. In other words,
commissioners couldn't
reject a candidate simply


Grants Dept.


Broward County
had a small staff, but it
was constantly
engaged in the search
for available grants,
Boyd said.
"The most impor-
tant thing is that the
staff screens the entire
county to look for
grants," Boyd said.
Meaning that the
staff didn't limit itself
to any particular type
of grants but looked
for available grants in
all areas, including
fire, housing, roads
and solid waste. But if


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because of the color of
their tie; nor conversely
could they base their
selection on personal
like, he said.
Responding to a
direct question from
Commissioner Hines
Boyd, Schleicher prom-
ised to have the results of
the RFP (Request for
Proposal) before the
commissioners by the
Jan. 7 meeting. He said
the RFPs had been'
mailed out the previous
day, Dec. 16, and were
expected back on Jan. 5.
He said the reason for
the delay was that flaws
had been discovered on
their RFPs that required
revisions. He didn't elab-
orate.
The RFPs go hand in
glove with the RFQs, and
Boyd for one, has argued
that the RFPs are neces-
sary before the commis-
sion can make a decision
on the engineering serv-
ices contract.
Boyd has been
instrumental in having
both contracts re-adver-
tised. He believes the
county is currently pay-
ing too much for the two
services.


Cont. From Page 1


the staff was success-
ful in getting a particu-
lar grant, the specific
operation was respon-
sible for managing the
grant, he said.
"If you're not out
there actively looking,
you're not going to get
grants," Boyd said.
"This was the idea we
came up with."
The county once
had a grants depart-
ment that employed
several individuals
and that actively
sought and adminis-
tered grants. The


department, however,
mostly concentrated
on housing grants; and
it was essentially gut-
ted a few years back,
when commissioners
decided to go with a
private contractor for
the administration of
the housing grants.
Ever since, the
county has been with-
out a grants depart-
ment per se, except for
what McHugh has been
able to provide or what
the individual depart-
ments have been able
to pursue'on their own.


Dedication


counties purchase a vot-
ing system for each vot-
ing location that would
be accessible to persons
with any disability At
the time, touch screens
were the only certified
voting machines in the
state that met the
requirements, according
to the FSASE. As a
result, the majority'of
counties purchased
touch screens with
audio ballots, a costly
undertaking that they
are now being required
to duplicate.
The FSASE argues
that the nearly $35 mil-
lion that it estimates it
will cost counties to
make the change to the
new machines "does not
include the existing debt
that many counties
incurred from the 2001

Resurfacec


haul from the county's
quarry
Commissioner
Stephen Fulford, for one,
favored using the fiscally
constrained money for
the widening, whicfi he
thought was warranted
for safety reasons. But
Commissioner Felix
"Skeet" Joyner argued
against using the fiscally
constrained money,
which amounts to more
than $700,000 that the
county receives annually
from the state for capital
improvement projects.
"I'm concerned we
keep reaching into the
same pot and one day it's
going to go dry," Joyner
said. "I'm a little hesitant
that we keep putting fis-
cally constrained money
into roads. I know roads
are important, but I'm


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Greene Publishing, Inc.
Due to numerous
requests, Yogi Bear's
Jellystone Campground,
located just off
Interstate 10, 258 exit, in
Madison, is holding a
New Year's Eve party
Guests are asked to
please bring finger foods
to share and some of the
finger foods will also be
provided by the camp-
ground. Hot chocolate,
tea, coffee and punch


and 2007 voting equip-
ment changes."
Of concern also to
the FSASE, the
AutoMark is the only
certified optical scan
(paper) system that
meets the requirements
at present.
"The association
has been working with
the disability communi-
ty on accessible voting
equipment since the
enactment of HAVA,
Voter education on the
accessible voting sys-
tems used on Election
Day, and with the con-
cerns associated with
the 2012 requirement,"
according to the FSASE.
"The disability commu-
nity is disappointed that
development of new
technology, especially to
encompass all' types of


will be provided.
Those wanting 'to
enter the chili cook-off
are invited to bring pots
of their favorite recipes.
There will fun and
games galore, and also,
possibly, a hayride.
The party will start
at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
Dec. 31, and last until
midnight, Friday, Jan. 1.
The event is free to
campers. Non-campers
will be admitted at $20
per family or carload.


disabilities, has not
occurred since this leg-
.islation passed, and that
the AutoMark is cur-
rently the only 'paper
based' options available
to election officials"
Concludes the
FSASE: "Given the
choice between continu-
ing to use the touch
screens or convert
statewide to the
AutoMark, the prefer-
ence is to stay with the
current systems in the
counties and focus on
encouraging voting sys-
tem vendors and the
Department of State to
focus on development of
a system that would
serve persons with any
type of disability dur-
ing the voting process,
especially with absentee
ballots."


Cont. From Page 1


hesitant that we keep
spending fiscally con-
strained money on
roads."
Clerk of Court Kirk
Reams pointed out that
the county wouldn't have
to spend the $500,000 of
fiscally constrained
money that it had com-
mitted to the paving of
Watermill Road, at least
not for the time being, as
the FDOT had moved the
project's startup date to
2012.
"We need to get into
the mindset of helping
ourselves," said Reams,
who favored use of the
fiscally constrained
money for the widening.
Joyner conceded
that the widening of
Dills Road might be war-
ranted under the circum-
stances. But overall, he


favored using the fiscally
constrained money for
projects such as the
courthouse annex reno-
vation or building a new
station for Fire Rescue
and leaving the improve-
ment of roads to state-
funded road improve-
ment programs such as
SCRAP and SCOP, he
said.
"I'm probably going
to vote in support of
widening the road but
I'm going to close my
eyes when I do it,"
Joyner said.
In the end, however,
the commission voted 4-1
to bypass the widening of
Dills Road and go simply
with the resurfacing,
with Fulford the lone
vote. The commission's
vote to resurface Nash
Road was unanimous.


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LOUCILE W. BAILEY
Loucile W Bailey, 81, passed away Thursday,
December 24, 2009 in Tallahassee. Graveside servic-
es were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2009
at Walker Cemetery Family received friends Sunday,
December 27, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the
Apalachee Chapel. Mrs. Bailey was a native of
Hahiia, GA., living in Tallahassee and Lamont most
of her life. She was a loving wife and mother who
enjoyed cooking meals and sewing. She was of the
Southern Baptist faith. Mrs. Bailey is survived by
her husband, Barnard P Bailey of Lamont; two sons,
Donald Lee Jordan of Lakeland, and Phillip Bailey
Jr. (Jennifer) of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren Kerri
Bailey, Kasey Bailey, Trevor Ross, Donald Lee
Jordan Jr., James David Sealey, Lois Sealey, Timothy
Sealey, Vicky Lynn Jordan, and Rocky Jordan; and
five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by
her parents Vonnie V and Hattie Mae Holton Wilcox.

JUDITH KEFFER

COOKSEY


Judi Keffer Cooksey,
age 58, passed away in
Jacksonville, Florida,
Wednesday, December
23, 2009.
Funeral services
were Saturday,
December 26, 2009 at the
Waukeenah United
Methodist Church, at
2:00 p.m. Interment fol-
lowed the service at
Waukeenah Cemetery.
The family received
friends 1 hour prior to
the service at the
church.
Mrs. Cooksey, was a
native of Logan, West
Virginia, and was resid-
ing in Jacksonville. She
was a' teacher at the
National Education
Federation, in Palatka,
Florida. She was a four-
year' lifttfi'r inner for
the' 'FSU track"teatii' 'a'
member of Delta Delta
Delta, and a coach for
the State of Florida soft-
ball team and Sunshine
State Games, and she
was head coach at
Aucilla and Williston


High Schools, for both
softball, and basketball
teams. Mrs. Cooksey,
received numerous
awards in coaching. She
was a member of Christ
United Methodist
Church in Mobile, Ala.
She was a loving
mother and friend and
devoted wife, survived
by her husband; Al
Cooksey of Jacksonville;
Mother Alice Keffer of
Winter Haven; one son
Keith (Amy) Cooksey of
Tallahassee; two daugh-
ters Kirstin (Kenny)
Brown Rayborn of
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
and Kim (Rob) Stanley
of Eastman, Georgia;
two sisters, Ann
Gonzalez of Atlanta, Ga.
and Lynn Poole of
Winter Haven, Florida;
' eight ' grandchildren;:
and many nieces and
nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her father,
William E. Keffer and
brother, William J.
Keffer.


BARBARA BASSA
STEWART


Barbara Bassa
Stewart, 69, of Atlanta,
GA. died Dec. 22, 2009 at
Piedmont Hospital in
Atlanta following a
seven-week bout with
acute can-
cer/pneumonia.
She was a native of
Lloyd, FL, a retired busi-
ness education instruc-
tor for Morris Brown
College in Altanta, and
an affiliate of St. Mark
A.M.E. Church. She was
also a former member of
Bethel A.M.E. Church in
Lloyd, a 40-plus year res-
ident of Fulton County
GA., and a 1958 valedic-
torian graduate of
Howard Academy High
School in Monticello,
FL.
Additional educa-
tional titles held by Mrs.
Stewart included ele-
mentary and junior high
school spelling .bee
champion, a 1962 gradu-
ate of Florida A & M
University, and an
instructor at Tennessee
A & I University in
Nashville, TN. Mrs.
Stewart's beauty and
intelligence. prevailed
during her entire life,
and these qualities
earned her a position as
queen of an organiza-


tion each year in the
homecoming parade at
Howard Academy High
School.
-Survivors include
her husband of 46 years,
John E. Stewart, Sr. of
Atlanta; a son, John
(Meriel) E. Stewart II of
Atlanta; a daughter,
Debbie (Eric) Stewart of
Goldsboro, NC., two
brothers, David (Shirley)
Bassa Jr. of Mobile, AL.
and Rev.. Willie
(Marjorie) Bassa of
Cordova, TN; three sis-
ters, Miley Bassa and
Rosa Bassa of Lloyd and
Marie (John) Bassa
Tolbert of Atlanta; five
grandchildren; and a
host of other relatives
and friends.
Funeral services will
be held Dec. 30, 2009 at
2:00 p.m., at Mount Olive
Baptist Church with
Elder Larry Coffee, offi-
ciant, in Fitzgerald, GA.
Burial will follow at
Evergreen Cemetery in
Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Stewart was
preceded in death by her
parents, David Bassa, Sr.
(1981) and Letha Green
Bassa (1992); her sister,
Dr. Carolyn Bassa White
(1999); her paternal
grandparents, Dennard
Q. Bassa, Sr. (1952) and
Miley Jones Bassa (1985);
and her maternal grand-
parents, Willie Green, Sr.
(1938) and Carrie Norton
Green (1953); and a niece,
Lisa G. James (2003).
Henderson
Memorial Chapel
(www.henderson memo-
rialchapel.com) of
Fitzgerald, GA is in
charge of all arrange-
ments.


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January 2 and 16
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.

January 2 and 16
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.

January 3
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.

January 4
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Post 251 meets 6:30 p.m.
on the first Monday of
each month at Memorial
MB Church. Contact


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Prayer for our country
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Walnut Street entrance,
12 p.m. every first
Monday of the month.
Contact the church at
997-5545 for more infor-
mation.

January 4
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.

January 4
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.

January 4
AA meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at Waukeenah
United Methodist
Church for fellowship;.
the meeting is open.
For more information,
contact Rev. Ralph
Wrightstone at 997-
2171.


January 5
AA classes ar held
every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
for those seeking help.
The classes are held at
1599 Springhollow Road
in the Harvest
Christian Center.
Contact Marvin
Graham at 212-7669 for
more information.

January 5
Overeaters Anonymous
will meet 7 p.m. on
Tuesday at
Waukeenah United
Methodist Church.
This is a free group
meeting and is open to
the public. For more
information contact
the church at 997-2527.


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AAUFD Gun Raffle Winner Name Llyd,- rthewinner


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Ashville Area
Volunteer Fire
Department (AAVFD)
conducted a fundraiser,
with funds going toward
departmental operating
costs, through a rifle raf-
fle, and Sheriff DaVid
Hobbs pulled the win-
ning ticket Dec. 19, in
the parking lot of the
Monticello News.
The winner was
Mike Crawfoot of
Hollywood, FL, who also
owns property in
Aucilla Shores.
Tickets for the raffle
were $5 and approxi-
mately $1,400 was raised
to benefit the depart-
ment.
The rifle, was a
Remington 770 30-06


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Bushnell scope and
detachable box maga- t
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$625.
AAVFD Chief Will
Strait and Board
Chairman John Wilson
wished to extend sincere A
thanks to everyone who
participated in the raffle
and, who bought tickets,
in a show of support for
the department.
Wilson added that
the AAVFD is constantly
looking for new volun-
teers to join the depart-
ment. For further infor-
mation or inquire about
becoming a volunteer,
call Strait at 850-766-3458
or Wilson at850-342-3288. Ashville Area Volunteer Fire Department Chief
Will Strait looks on as Sheriff David Hobbs chooses
Monticello News the winning ticket in the AAVFD fundraising rifle raf-
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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Members and guests
of the Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority met Tuesday,
Dec. 8, for their annual
Christmas Party The
event began with appetiz-
ers and drinks at the
home of Mary Frances
Gramling.
The group then
moved to the home of


Alice Sander for desserts,
eggnog, and coffee. In
addition to the annual
ornament exchange,
members brought socks
and lotions to be wrapped
as gifts for residents of
local nursing homes.
Another Christmas
project of the members
was the donation of $335
to the girls of the
Lighthouse Children's
Home.


Beta Sigma Phi Sorority members Connie
Boland, left, and Velinda Willaims, enjoy the holiday
season with friends during the annual Christmas
Party.
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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Hostesses, Mary Frances
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during the annual Christmas Party.
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Enjoying the company of each other, and a cup of cheer, are Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority members and guests. From left, Betty Messer, Judy Carney, Carolyn Hayse,
and Velinda Williams.


Visiting during the annual Beta Phi Sorority Christmas Party are, from left, Linda
Roberts, Carolyn Cheshire, Kathy Shepherd, and Dee Counts.


Above. Beta
Sigma Phi Sorority
members and friends
enjoy the festivities at
their annual holiday
party. From left, Emily
Walker, Ann Coxetter,
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thy goals, of course, and if you achieve them, you may
add new dimensions to your life. But if you want to ac-
complish other major milestones you may have envi-
sioned a new home, college for your kids, a
comfortable retirement and so on you may need to
set some New Year's financial resolutions.
What type of financial resolutions should you make?
Here are a few ideas to consider:
*Contribute as much as.you can afford to your 401(k).
Take full advantage of your 401(k) or other employer-
sponsored retirement plan. Your contributions are typ-
ically tax deductible and your earnings grow on a
tax-deferred basis. Every time you get a boost in salary,
try to increase the amount going into your 401(k), but
at the very least, contribute enough to earn the em-
ployer's match, if one is offered. In 2010, the contri-
bution limit for 401(k) plans is $16,500, or $22,000 if
you're age 50 or over, although both these limits may
increase if they are indexed for inflation.
*"Max out" on your IRA. Even if you have a 401(k),
you're probably still eligible to contribute to an IRA.
A traditional IRA grows tax deferred, while a Roth
IRA's earnings are tax free, provided you've had your
account at least five years and don't start taking with-
drawals until you're 59-1/2. (Your ability to contribute
to a Roth IRA is based on your income.) You can fund
your IRA with virtually any type of investment. In
2010, you can put in up to $5,000 to your IRA, or
$6,000 if you're age 50 or older, although, as was the
case with your 401(k), these limits may go higher if
they're indexed for inflation.
*Rebalance your investments as needed. Over time,
your goals and risk tolerance can change. That's why
it's a good idea to review and rebalance your portfolio
at least once a year, possibly with the help of a pro-
fessional financial advisor who is familiar with your
situation.
eAvoid "emotional" investing. Don't make decisions
based on emotional reactions to what's happening
with your investments. For example, just because the
price of an investment may have dropped significantly,
it doesn't mean you should rush to sell it: Despite the
price drop, it may still have good prospects and it
might be an important part of your investment strat-
egy. Consider all factors before making "buy" or "sell"
decisions.
SKeep sufficient cash in your portfolio During the
long bear market of 2008 and early 2009, many in-
vestors discovered that they lacked enough cash in
their portfolios. Of course, you need enough cash on
hand to meet unexpected expenses without dipping
into long-term investments. But beyond that, the pres-
ence of cash and short-term, more liquid investments
can help reduce the volatility in a portfolio that may
sometimes be battered by both the stock and bond
markets.
These financial resolutions, like all types of New Year's
resolutions, may not be easy to keep. But if you can
stick with them, you may have many happy new years
in the future.

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
Financial Advisor
205 E. Washington Street
Monti'ello, FL 32344 -
Bus. 850-997-2572 Fax 866-462-9184 -
Cell 850-933-3329
robert.davison@edwardjones.com
www.edwardjones.com
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Program Volunteer Class Holds Graduation
The Second Judicial Photo Submitted
Circuit Guardian Ad Pictured from left to
Litem Program held its right: Deborah Moore,
graduation recently for Circuit Director and
the latest training class Honorable James C.
of volunteers. Honorable Hankinson.
James C. Hankinson
attended the event and ment is approximately 6-
congratulated the 10 hours a month. "The
guardians on their com- volunteer along with our
abused and neglected volunteer supervisor i .
children. make up a strong advoca-
Certified after com- cy team" said Deborah
pleting 30-hours of train- Moore, Circuit Director '
ing, were 25 graduates to of the 2nd Judicial
prepare each of them to Circuit, which extends to
be the child's voice 'in Jefferson County, "We
court. Commenting on are so excited to have 25
the occasion, Judge new team members!"
Hankinson stated "The The Guardian Ad "shin q ou
judges of this circuit Litem Program provides,
appreciate the great volunteer training every r d.i
work done by the other.. month in In our am uuTR
Guardian ad Litem vol- Tallahassee. The next 0
unteers." training begins in
A Guardian ad Litem January. Visit a prosperous
volunteer is appointed by www.guardianadlitem2.o
the court to advocate for rg or call (850) 606-1200 Ne e r
the best interest of chil- for more information ear
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Staff Writer
Tentative dates for
the 2010 Jefferson County
Community Coalition
meetings have been
scheduled and should be
marked in your new cal-
endars.
All meetings will be
held 9:30 a.m. on the last
Tuesday of each month at
the Jefferson County
Public Library, unless
otherwise stated in the
notices issued each
month.
The dates are as fol-


29, no meeting in July,
Aug. 24, Sep. 28, Oct. 26,
Nov 30, and no meeting in
December.
JCCC meetings are
open to the public and to
area agencies, offering an
opportunity to know what
is available to clients in
Jefferson, Madison, and
Taylor counties.
For more informa-
tion or to be a guest
speaker contact Cindy
Hutto at 850-948-2741 or
cihutto@healthystar
timt.org.


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Monticello
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Dec. 23 meeting, with
Kiwanis Division 3 Lt.
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325 West Washington Street
Monticello 997-2349
Dr. Rick Kelley, Pastor
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:oo AM
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:oo PM
Wednesday Bible Study..............6:30 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 lo:oo AM
Sunday Worship 11:oo AM
Sunday Evening........... 6:00 PM
Wednesday
Bible & Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM




14492 Waukeenah Hwy/ P.O. Box 411
Wacissa 997-2179 or 997-1769
Pastor James Gamble
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning 10:55 AM
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 0:00oo AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Chapel 11:oo AM
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
Classes for Students




325 W. Walnut Street Monticello
Pastor Wayne Cook 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 5:00 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 .11:00 AM




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


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


625 Tindell Rdad 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


Moses J. Cooper, Pastor
Emmanuel House of Prayer FBC
Most, of the time when some-
one says that Jesus is calling
them; people think that you are
telling them that the Lord is call-
ing them to preach or be in the
ministry Matthew 11:28-30 says
Come unto me; all ye that labor
and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest. Take my yoke upon
you, and learn of me: for I am
meek and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my bur-
den is light.
The Lord made a universal
call to mankind to come unto
Him. For us to come unto Him
follow-Him, and live a life that is
pleasing in His sight. It is the
Lord's will for all souls to be
saved and none to be lost. Yes,
Jesus is calling some people to
preach and to be in ministry But,
he is calling all people to be holy
II Timothy 1:9 says Who hath
saved us, and called us with a
holy calling, not according to our


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
On Thursday, Dec. 31
Restored Glory
Christian Center will
host its annual New
Year's Eve Watch Night
Service with doors
opening at 9:30 p.m. *C
Corporate *
prayer will _Vib
begin at 9:45
p.m. followed *
by the service .
at 10 p.m.
The commu-
nity is invit- .
ed to join .
the church .
family as j
they bring
in the New w
Year together
with a time of *
prayer, praise, d
worship, and
fellowship.
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Jesus s Calling You


Moses J. Cooper, Pastor


works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was
given us in Christ Jesus before
the world began. Jesus is calling
us out of darkness into the mar-
velous light. He is calling us from
a world of sin to a life free from
sin.
I Peter 2:9 says But ye are a


chosen generation, a royal priest-
hood, an holy nation, a peculiar
people, that ye should shew forth
the praises of him who hath
called you out of darkness into
his marvelous light. Acts 26:18
says To open their eyes, and to
turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan unto
God, that they may receive for-
giveness of sins, and inheritance
among them which are sanctified
by faith that is in me.
We look at the world today
and see the things that are hap-
pening in it, and we wonder why
they are happening. We need to
take a look at the way we are liv-
ing our lives and se'e if we are
answering the,calling of the Lord.
The Lord will let things happen to
get our attention. He will allow us
to go through things so we can
learn and widen our knowledge
about Him. Jesus is calling us to
praise Him, to lift Him up, to let
Him be the Lord in our life. Do
you hear the Lord calling you and
will you answer the call?


Winn. Dixie shopping
plaza, next to Family
Dollar. Rev. Eddie L. Yon,
pastor.

Rev. Eddie L. Yon,
pastor.


11005 Miccosukee Rd. Tallahassee, F 32309
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....................7:00 PM


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


SSunday 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


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


^ Like as father
pitieth his children,
so the LORD pitieth them that fear
him.
In a world wracked with conflict and disease, we
may feel silly taking our personal problems to God.
Why should we burden Him when He clearly has so
much more on His plate? Why because He loves us,
listens to our every prayer and forever
stands ready to help.

Watch Night Service

At Springfield AME
DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Springfield AME Church will host its Watch
Night Service beginning at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
31 at the church location, 1734 Pinney Woods Road in
Monticello.
Guest Speaker will be Rev. Rodney McBride
from Washington, DC. Come praise the Lord with
the church family and Rev. Stefon McBride, pastor,
on this special occasion.
For more information contact the church at 997-
5400.



415 E Palmer Mill Rd Monticello 997-1119
newhope415@yahoo
Pastors Ray and Angel Hill
Sunday School lo:oo AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Prayer 6:00 PM
Wed. Family Training Hour........7:00 PM


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124 St. Louis Street Lloyd 997-5309
www.fbclloyd.com
Pastor George L. Smith
Sunday
Sunday School. 9:15 AM
Praise & Worship.......................0:30 AM
AWANA .................5:0o 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 Childrein's Choir...7:oo PM
College / Career Celebration.....7:30 PM
1st & 3rd Monday
WMU Mighty Monday..................6:30 PM
2nd Thursday
W .W Diners.................................5:30 PM
3rd Thursday
Lloyd Silver Saints 11:30 AM
3rd Saturday
Brotherhood.. 8:00 AM


New Year's Service

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Santa Claus made a visit on horseback to First Presbyterian Church Sunday, Dec. 20 shortly after the
morning service. He and his horse Velvet and his helpful elf Ellen Jerauld visited with the children and the
adults too. The excited children could be heard yelling, "Santa is here and he has a horse!"




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January 4
Prayer for our Country and Leaders
12 p.m. first Monday
First United Methodist Church, Monticello
Walnut Street entrance
997-5545

January 7
Business Community Prayer Breakfast
7 a.m. first Thursday
Gary Wright, 997-5705 or 933-5567

January 11
Missionary Society
5:30 p.m. Monday after the second Sunday
Greater Fellowship MBC
997-4742


ANCIENT WISDOM FOR
MODERN LIFE


RV But I would not have you
to be ignorant, brethren, concerning
them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not,
even as others which have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 (KJV)


Physical death is inevitable, but that doesn't make
it any easier to deal with. When a loved one dies,
we grieve for our loss. Fortunately, for believers,
there is hope. If our loved one accepted Christ as
their Savior, they received eternal life, and one day,
" we will be reunited with themin heaven.



290 East Dogwood Street i Monticello 850-997-2252
Rev. Sharon Schuler, Pastor
Sunday School ........................9:45 AM
Sunday Worship..................... ..... 11:oo AM
Wednesday:
Kids Kingdom (age 4-9).....................4:00-5:30 PM
Fellowship Dinner........................................ 5:30 PM
Bible Study..........................................6:00-7:00 PM


January 18
JOY Club
6 p.m. third Monday
Lamont Baptist Church
Just Older Youth
Enjoying Christian fellowship
997-4006

January 20
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

January 22 and 23
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

January 23
Fourth Saturday Gospel Sing
7 p.m.
Lamont United Methodist Church
Fellowship and refreshments after
997-2527

January 25
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

January 29
Community Skate Night
6 to 8 p.m. last Friday of month
Church of the Nazarene
Free, bring skates or borrow from Roller Club
997-3906

January 30
Clothing Giveaway
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
First Baptist Church, Monticello
Large selection of men's, women's, children,
infants
997-2349

January 31
Tony Gore in Concert
11 a.m., Sunday
Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church
Southern Gospel Music
997-2770, www.codyphc.org




1599 Springhollow Road Monticello 212-7669
Pastor Marvin Graham
Sunday Discipleship Class...........9:3o AM
Sunday Worship 10:3o AM
Wednesday Bible Study................7:00 PM
Wed. Young People Bible Study..7:oo PM
Wed. Counseling..........5:30 PM-8:30 PM
New Life Ministry
Tuesday Bible Study....................7:00 PM
Sunday Worship...........2:00 PM-4:oo PM
Thurs. Jail Ministry.....7:00oo PM-9:oo PM
AA Tuesday.................................. 8:00 PM


5593 Veterans Memorial Drive (Hwy 59)
Tallahassee 850-893-5296
www.indianspringsbaptistchurch.com
Rev. Greg Roberts
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 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 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:oo AM
Sunday Evening Worship...;........6:oo PM
Wednesday Worship 7:0o PM



Highway 259 Monticello 997-5018
Min. Tobbie Berrian III, Pastor
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship..........1: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 10:3o AM
Sunday Morning Praise and Worship
Children's Church
Infants & Toddler Nursery
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Adult Life Groups
Fire Wire Youth (6th-l2th Grade)
Young Explorers Children (K-5th Grade)
Infants & Toddlers Nursery



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:oo AM
Thursday Church Service............7:00 PM

S LAMO BAPTJlIST C R[l i
121 River Rd (Beside Hwy 19-27 E) a Lamont
P.O. Box 188 997-6870
Pastor Rev. Charles F. Johnson

Sunday School 1o:oo AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 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:oo PM


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..........................7:00 PM
Youth Group 7:00 PM
Family Fellowship
2nd Thursday of each month
Thrift Store open second Saturday
of every month 8:00 AM-i:oo PM
Every Monday AA Meets.............7:00 PM











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s on it; Property with state highway
frontage. Corner lots. Fronts
t, two bri- both Harvey Greene Dr. &
tes (one cus- Highway 53 South.
ddle stand. Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch water
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n Honey Ex- 1BR/1BA APARTMENT.
nps, + Drum Grove Apartments. 1400 N.
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Disabled (Equal
Housing Opportunity)
SPECIAL 850-997-5321.


Hunting / brush pants
(Nylon camouflage covering)
your-pants- My time + Mate-
rial $20 850-251-6993.
12/25,tfn,,nc.

Store fixtures and furniture see
at Monticello Printers.
Antique show case with lots of
Monticello History. Appraised at
$2500 will take $2000. Also
solid oak office table with draw-
ers 34"x 60" $500 Monticello
Printers. 997-2454.
12/18,tfn,c.
RECLINER Leather, bur-
gundy, swivel, rocker, large. In
excellent condition. Asking
$300. 997-0901 after 6 pm, or
997-3568 ask for Debbie.


6/24,tfn,c.

JEFFERSON PLACE APTS
1468 S. Waukeenah St. Office 300,
Monticello. 1 BR ($427) & 2BR
($465). HUD vouchers accepted, sub-
sidy available at times. 850-997-6964.
TTY711. This institution is an equal
opportunity provider and employer.
7/22,tfn,c.

Spacious 2 BR/1 BA Convenient in-
town location Washer/dryer. Low util-
ities. 251-0760
Historic Home 4BR, 1.5 BA. Walk
to "everything". Many nice features.
997-2837
Coming: Cute country cottage. 1-2
BR, 1 BA. Close to town. Peaceful,
private. 997-3430
ll/4,rtn,c.


Mitsubishi- 1994 Mirage, 2-door,
standard, $1000. 997-0901
evenings.
tfn,nc.




NC MOUNTAIN VIEW
3BR/ 1 BA, Home for sale re-
duced $129,000 or Monthly
rental $750 mo. + Deposit call
850-997-1582.
9/23,tfn,nc.
For Sale or lease by owner.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING
with parking lot downtown. Call
997-3478 or 997-2454.
12/18,c, tfn.




Lost Cat in the vicinity of
Rabon & Old Lloyd Rd. Brown
and white tabby name is Billy
please return. Call 997-2577.


MR. STUMP
STUMP GRINDING
509-8530 Quick Responses.
6/22,tfn.





Need quick cash selling my
16x80 3 bedroom 2 bath for only
$9,900 call Steve 386-365-8549.
12/4,rtn,c.

09' FLEETWOOD HOME
5/br 3/bth home delivered to
your land at $487.49 per month,


cheaper than rent.
386-623-4218.


MOBILE HOMES-
buy-sell-trade. Any
value for down-pay
have finance assistance
386-344-5024.


Aucilla Christian Academy- is currently accepting applications for
a bus driver position. Must have (or be willing to obtain) a CDL class
B with P and S endorsements. Also, must be a positive, Christian role
model. To apply, please leave a message at the school by calling 997-
3597.

12/23,25,30/1,1,c.





CAT- About 4 yrs old, Sieames/Calico mix. Found Wed. Dec. 23
Off Barnes Rd. Was very hungry, is very sweet. 997-1173.
12/30,1/1,nc.


Call Mike

12/4,rtn,c.

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'thing of
ment. We
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12/4,rtn,c.


12/23,25,nc,


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Lost Springer Spaniel Reward
Dart is a brown & white Springer Spaniel
elderly gentleman. May have wandered
from home and gotten lost. Last seen near
South Rocky Ford in Lamont on Monday,
Dec. 14. If found, please call
997-3302 or 445-3278.


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166 E. Dogwood Gifts
Monticello


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We offer a variety of specializ telephones.
And you won't have to ._/t out a dime.
Specialized phones are available free to Floridians with hearing loss
or speech disabilities To qualify, you must be able to show proof of
permanent residence and disability.

There will be a phone distribution on Thursday
January 7th, lpm-3pm at Jefferson County Public
Library in Monticello. For more information, please
call: 1-800-222-3448 or 888-292-1950 Ext 232


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Thomasuille, 6131792
229-225-9300
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353 N.E. Marion Street
Madison, F 32340
850-973-2592
Call for appointment
Open Wednesdays only


WE TAKE THE
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100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS OUR GOAL
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC
Body & Paint Work Frame Straightening
FREE ESTIMATES INSURANCE WORK WELCOME

1630 E. Jackson St. Thomasville, GA
(located behind l.angdale Auto Mall)
-229-226-2077


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