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Title: The Monticello news
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Place of Publication: Monticello Fla
Publication Date: 02/10/2010
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ONTICELLO


NEWS


142nd Year No. 6


Sewer Rehab


Project Ahead


OfSehedule


Completion Expected Within
Next Few Months
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The multimillion-dollar citywide sewer system
rehabilitation project continues proceeding well, and
the expectation is that the work will be completed
long ahead of schedule.
Engineer Joe Miller, of George and Associates
Consulting Engineers Inc., told the Monticello City
Council on Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, that 80 percent
of the pipes had been installed and 60 percent of the
total work had been completed. He said the next
phase of the job called for installing the cleanouts on
the laterals on US 19 and 90 and then pulling the lines
through the T-laterals and paving over the disturbed
streets.
S He reiterated that upon its completion, not only
will the city have a more efficient and effective sewer
:system, but it will also get several of its streets
repaved in the process.
SCity Manager Steve Wingate added that the en-
tire job should be completed within the next couple of
Months, instead of in October as the. contract stipu-
lated. He said the project was already having positive
Please See Sewer Rehab Page 6A

PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM

ISSUES A SAFETY ALERT


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
In accordance with
state requirements, the
Jefferson Communities
Water System, Inc.
(JCWS), is notifying its
customers of the detec-
tion of fecal indicators
(Escherichia coli, com-
monly abbreviated E.
coli) in the well at Water
Mill Road.


Fecal indicators are
microbes whose pres-
ence in water indicates
human or animal waste
contamination. The mi-
crobes may cause short-
term health effects akin
to food poisoning, such
as diarrhea, cramps,
nausea and headaches.
The microbes may pose
special health risks for
Please See Safety
Alert Paee 6A


Sne sample pulled on Feb. 2 tested
fecal indicator (E. coli), as seen above.


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50 a460 +4


Proposed Rezoning Of City Lot

Drawing Neighbors' Opposition


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
A. developer's proposal to
construct a commercial building
on the 2.87-acre vacant lot oppo-
site Capital City Bank on South
Jefferson Street is drawing oppo-
sition from neighboring property
owners.
Somewhat complicating the
issue for the Monticello City
Council, it lacks a qualified per-
son to review and evaluate the de-
veloper's site plan, having earlier
released its consultant engineer
temporarily to represent the de-
veloper.
The issue first arose at the
City Council meeting on Jan. 5,
when engineer Robert George, of


Lot On US 19
Opposite
Capital City Bank
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George and Associates Consult-
ing Engineers Inc., asked the
council for permission to be the
developer's engineer on the proj-
ect. George offered that land-
scape architect Winston Lee
could well substitute for him as
the city' consultant and review
the developer's application and
site plan. The council saw no
problem with the request and
granted it.
As George briefly explained
it at the time, the development in-


Edna Henry Named

School-Related

Employee Of The Ye
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Wednesday, Feb. 3, began as
all other days for employees in the
Jefferson County School District
right up until the very moment of
the announcement that Edna Ber-
nice Henry, Title 1 Parent Involve-
ment Coordinator within the
public school district,- had been
named the Florida School-Related
Employee of the Year.
Earlier in the morning, event
coordinator Shirley Gilley had
talked with Federal Program Spe-
cialist Gloria Heath and informed
her of the decision. She advised
Heath to have Henry called in for Monticello News photc
a meeting at the district office, Fran Hunt, Feb. 3,
which was not out of the norm. Edna Bernice Henry, Titl
Shortly after arriving at the Parent Involvement Coordin
district office, Henry was met by within the public school dist
Superintendent Bill Brumfield was totally caught by surprise
and quickly surrounded by co- week when she was named
workers, supervisors and district Florida School-Related Emplc
office personnel. Brumfield then of the Year.
presented her with the plaque
naming her as the School Related with a beautiful bouquet of
Employee of the Year. roses, donned with yellow and
Heath then presented her Please See Henry Page 6

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volved construction of a building
to house the General Dollar
Store, which wants to move from
its current location at what is
commonly called the Winn Dixie
shopping center.
Come the council meeting of
Tuesday, Feb. 2, a representative
of the developer was in the audi-
ence, as were several neighbor-
ing property owners who wanted
to register their concerns about
the proposed project.
From the developer's side, it
turns out that the proposed build-
ing meets the land-use require-
ments but exceeds the size
capacity, triggering the need for a
rezoning and a Comprehensive
Plan amendment far more
Please See Rezoning Page 6A


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County Man

Charged

Having

Unlawful Sex

With Minor


Samuel C. Smith


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A county man was arrested
last week on an outstanding
county warrant for-having unlaw-
ful sex with a minor.
According to a Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office report, On
July 9, 2009, a 16-year-old minor re-
ported that Samuel C. Smith, then
Please See County Man
Page 6A

Man Charged

With Sexual

Battery


Derrick Lamar Ghee


Sor More Information On The Employee 0
The Year Nominees See Pages 12A-13A


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Derrick Lamar Ghee, 31, of
Jefferson County, was arrested
Feb. 4 and charged with writ of at-
tachment and sexual battery.
Bond of $750 or serve 30 days in
the county jail was ordered on the
writ charge and bond was with-
held on the sexual battery charge.


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With Valentine's Day right around
the corner, the smell of love fills the
air. Whether it's love for your
spouse, your children, or your parents
- everyone has someone that they can
share a small token of love with.
Even though many people feel that
holidays were invented by the retail
industry of the world, we still all go
rush out and buy something special
for that "special someone."
It's amazing how even the smallest
token of love/appreciation can make
someone feel. Everyone has the
desire, deep down inside, to feel loved
and appreciated. It's a "need" that
God planted in us when he made
Adam and Eve.
A simple gesture, sometimes, is all
it takes to bring a smile to someone's
face. A simple card or a box of candy


could truly make someone's day.
As we go around in this crazy
world/life of ours....sometimes it's
easy to forget about everyone else but
ourselves. It is so easy to get wrapped
up in our own feelings and in our own
problems. Valentine's.Day is one day
that is made to step back and think of
someone else.
I encourage every one of you to
find someone to send something spe-
cial to. Try to think of someone that
might not get a gift from someone
else.....your neighbor, a co-worker, a
friend, or the widow down'the street.
What if the only thing that they get, is
your gift? Imagine the smile on their
face!
Isn't that what love is all about?
Until then..... I'll see you around
the town.


IHOUGHI Of fIl WElf
Live a good, honorable
life... Then when you gel
older and think back,
you'll enjoy it a
second time.


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Enjoying honors and special recognition during a Cub Scouts Awards Banquet in 1993
are: (from left to right) Brad Beaty, Robert Mills. John Atkinson, and Justin Hill.
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MONTICELLO


NEWS i
EMERALD GREENE Advertisement is Monday at 5:00
p.m. for Wednesday's paper, and l1 L
I utatvi-tet wons4ya pm-- rity


Fable writer Aesop, who
married/divorced at least
fifty women, was fond of
nontraditional unions. He
wed his daughter, his
sister and his own mother.


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Kitty Brooks, bmtkh Services Librarian
Jefferson County Public Library


Sr Guest Columnist



Awards, for Books


Awards for books,
movies, music and so
forth can be maddening.
To choose one from hun-
dreds or thousands
invites discus-
sion...many times heat-
ed...but that is a good
thing one could argue.
Having said that, just as
the Pulitzers or Oscars
or Super Bowl winners
are so well known, the
most prestigious awards
for young people's books
sometimes get over-
looked. Here's a run-
down of some of the
awards that were handed
out at the recent
American Library
Association's meeting in
Boston.
The American
Library Association
recently announced the
winners of the 40' annu-
al Coretta Scott King
awards. As explained on
the ALA website, they
are "given to African
American authors and
illustrators for outstand-
ing inspirational and
educational contribu-
tions, the Coretta Scott
King Book Award titles
promote understanding
and appreciation of the
culture of all peoples
and their contribution to
the realization of the
American dream of a
pluralistic society The
award is designed to
commemorate the life
and works of Dr. Martin


Luther King Jr. and to
honor Mrs. Coretta Scott
King for her courage and
determination to contin-
ue the work for peace
and world brotherhood."
The author award
this year went to Vaunda
Micheaux Nelson for
"Bad News for Outlaws:
The Remarkable Life of
Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S.
Marshal." One reviewer
remarked about the book
"the stuff of which leg-
ends are made." Reeves
was born a slave but
grew up to capture over
three thousand men and
women as a Marshal.
The author paints a
vivid picture of Reeve's
skills; a fellow sharp-
shooter is quoted as say-
ing he "could shoot the
left hind leg off a con-
tented fly sitting on a
mule's ear at a hundred
yards and never ruffle a
hair." Four separate
trade publications gave
it a starred review, a
very rare thing indeed.
Kudos to Nelson!
The illustrator
award this year went to
Charles R. Smith Jr. for
,his exquisite sepia toned
photographs that grace
the Langston Hughes
poem "My People", first
published in 1923. A
grand total of thirty
three words on forty
pages grace the book;
font sizes change to suit
the words and the text is


allowed to flow freely
beyond the normal page
boundaries.
The Caldecott
Award, considered the
"Oscar" for excellence
in illustration of chil-
dren's picture books,
was awarded to the leg-
endary African
American author/artist
Jerry Pinkney His
almost wordless
retelling of "Aesop's
Fables" uses gorgeous
watercolors to portray
different animals.
Pinkney has amassed an
outstanding lifetime
body of work and has
won in the "Honor" cate-
gory four times prior to
this.
The Newbery
Award, named for eigh-
teenth century chil-
dren's bookseller John
Newbery, is given "to
the author of the most
distinguished children's
picture book published
the previous year." This
year's winner is
Rebecca Stead, author of
"When You Reach Me",
the story, of a twelve
year old girl named
Miranda who gets
involved in a mystery
with fantastical future
elements and many plot
twists. The surprise
ending is amazing!
Come by and take a look
at some of these great
books. See you at the
library


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paper.
LAZARO ALEMAN There will be a 'lO charge for Affidavits.
Senior Staff Writer
CLASSIFIED AND LEGAL ADS CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT
Deadline for classified is Monday Subscription Rates:
at 12:00 p.m. for Wednesday's paper, Florida $45 per year
and Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for Out-of-State $52 per year
Friday's paper. Deadline for Legal (State & local taxes included)


By: Debbie Snapp
Mtonlicello News
Stift' l writerr



Meet Your



Neighbor



Ed Volertsen
Ed Vollertsen moved to Jefferson I
CountN about 18 years ago from Talla- ,
hassee, FL. He has two children and -.. -
four grandchildren. He was born in
Chicago, IL, but was raised and reared
in Kentucky. He is an honorary member
of the Kentucky Colonels, the American
Legion, and is an active member of the
First United Methodist Church.
Ed enjoys traveling back to Kentucky a couple times a year with
his friend Linda, whenever he gets a break from his obligations here.
He's a county school board member, ajob that keeps him hop-
ping sometimes. His hobbies include collecting older model cars and
browsing the antique shops. He loves a good card game... and espe-
cially prefers the game of Bridge.


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Lucille Seabrooks, 46, of Monticello, was arrested
Feb. 1, and charged with battery Bond was set at $5,000
and she bonded out of jail the same day.
James Donald Boland, 62, of Jefferson County,
was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with battery. Bond
was set at $1,500 and he bonded out of jail the follow-
ing day


Victor Eugene Guy, 46, of Jefferson County, was
arrested Feb. 2 and charged with violation of, proba-
tion on the charge of aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon and violation of probation on the charge of
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond was
withheld and he remained at the County Jail Feb. 8.
Marcus Lionel McCloud, 23, of Monticello, was
arrested.,Feb. 2 and charged with violation of proba-
tion on the charge of grand theft; violation of proba-
tion on the charge of criminal use of personal identi-


COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH FLEEING


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A county man was
arrested last week and
charged with fleeing and
eluding law enforce-
ment officers and addi-
tional charges.
The incident stems
to Jan. 15 at about 11:46
p.m., when police con-
ducted a traffic stop on
sage St. of a black 2005
Chevrolet Impala with
no tag light. Upon stop-
ping, an unknown occu-
pant quickly exited the
vehicle and fled on foot,
south toward King
Street. The officer then
had the four remaining
occupants, Ronald .L.
Graham, Jr., Ladarious
Gentle, Jacquri Gentle
and DeAndre
Thompson, exited the
vehicle.
A second officer
then arrived at the scene
and while patting down
the occupants for
weapons, the second
officer found a set of
metallic knuckles in the
pocket of Ladarious
Gentle. Police reported
that the knuckles were
completely concealed


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6. Cat sound
9. Lover's strike
13. Remove fro
tence
14. "Four score a
years _"
15. Like N1H1 flu
16. One-story hor
17. Read-only store
18. Canned toma
uct
19. *The Beast's V
21. *John
Valentine
23. DNA transmi
24. Like a bug in
25. AV manufacti
28. Make a fool of
30. Fall asleep
35. Egg-layers
37. Whiskey
water
39. Luciano Pavy
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and Gentle did not have
a concealed weapon
license. He was released
at the scene and the
knuckles were confiscat-
ed as evidence.
A warrant for
Gentle was issued for
carrying a concealed
weapon on Jan. 22.
On Feb. 2 at about
3:30 p.m., deputies were
patrolling near the Blue
Heron bar and observed
a silver Crown Victoria
with dark tinted win-
dows traveling west on
First Street. Deputies
stopped the vehicle for
loud music, which could
be heard over 25 feet
from the vehicle.
Deputies informed
the driver, who was later
identified as Ladarious
Reshard Gentle, 20, of
Jefferson County, why
they had stopped him
and he reportedly
responded, "I couldn't
hit the stop button quick
enough." Deputies
asked him for his dri:
very's license and regis-
tration and deputies
noted they could smell a
faint smell of marijuana
while speaking with
gentle.


: 40. U2 guitarist
JPLES 41. Eagle's claw
43. Island east of Java
44. a.k.a. thaler
lihan or 46. Spanish courtesy title
*S*H for woman
47. Young herrings
canned as sardines
im exis- 48. Seismic vibration
50. Different version of
nd seven #6 Across
52. Swedish shag rug
53. "I call first !"
ne 55. Communist Zedong
rage 57. *FDR's Valentine
ito prod- 61. *Fred's dance partner
64. -fire
Valentine 65. *George and Martha
Adams' were its first famous cou-
ple
tter 67. Triumph maliciously
a rug 69. Rough, as in voice
urer 70. Wrath
f 71. Slow in music
72. Short for ukuleles
73. Nada
without 74. Literary composition


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1. "Sea" in French


Ladarious Reshard
Gentle
Deputies asked him
if he was a Gentle and
he said "yes" and they
asked his first name, to
which he responded,
"Kamon". Deputies
asked him to pull behind
the cruiser so he was out
of the roadway.
Gentle reportedly
accelerated and drove
away causing the vehi-
cle to begin fishtailing.
Deputies got behind
Gentle with the lights
and siren activated and
Gentle continued 19 flee
from them. ,
, i,, Dputies epoged
that due to public safety,
they backed off Gentle's
vehicle and thy lost
sight of the vehicle near


2. Inhabitant of Middle
East
3. *Tarzan's Valentine
4. *Felix's roommate
5. Like a picture moved to
another wall
6. Jane, Spider-
Man's Valentine
7. Id's partner
8. *Adam's Eve was the
first of these
9. Goods obtained illegal-
ly
10. Marie, Michael
Jackson's former
Valentine::
11. Those not in favor
12. Banana skin
15. Water faucet
20. Tease or harass
22. Dog holder
24. Ski racer's sport, pl.
25. *Scarlett's Valentine
26. Mothball substitute
27. Space between two
intersecting lines
29. Old paint hazard
31. Short for debutantes
32. Broadcast in progress
33. Foolishness
34. *Diego's artistic
Valentine
36. Appear
38. -deaf
42. *This Watts is Liev
Schreiber's better half
45. Late comedian who
got no respect
49. Site of 2016 Summer
Olympics
51. Manipulate
54. Boston's bear
56. Flirtatious stares
57. Beige
58. Pipe problem
59. "At soldier"
60. Pharaohs' cobras
61. Celt
62. Immeasurable periods
63. Pro in propor-
tion
66. Lanka
68. *Either Mr. or Mrs.
Potato Head, e.g.


Simpson and Pearl
streets.
A short time later,
two additional deputies
found the suspect vehi-
cle unoccupied near a
residence off Pearl
Street. The deputies
notified a local towing
company to come and
get the vehicle, which
was later released to the
owner.
At about 8 p.m.,
Gentle came into the
Jefferson County
Sheriff's Office and was
read his Miranda warn-
ing. He reportedly gave
a sworn written state-
ment admitting giving
false information to law
enforcement, fleeing
and eluding, a law
enforcement officer and
to knowingly driving
while license suspended
or revoked.
He was arrested Feb.
3 and charged with driv-
ing while license sus-
pended or revoked; giv-
ing false information to
law enforcement; fleeing
and eluding; and carry-
ing a concealed weapon.
A total bond of $11,500
was set and he bonded
out of jail the same day.


fiction; violation of probation on the charge of rob-
bery by sudden snatching; and robbery by sudden
snatching. Bond was withheld and he remained at the
County' Jail Feb. 8.
Samuel C. Smith, 25, of Jefferson County, was
arrested Feb. 3 and charged with having unlawful sex
with a minor. Bond was set at $100,000 and he
remained at the County Jail Feb. 8.
April Denise Gilley, 28, of Jefferson County, was
arrested Feb. 3 and charged with possession of
cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of para-
phernalia.. A total bond of $1,000 was set and she bond-
ed out of jail the same day
Steven Dellect Morris, 30, of Jefferson County, was
arrested Feb. 3, and charged with possession of mari-
juana. Bond was set at $500 and he bonded out of jail
the same day
Ladarious Reshard Gentle, 20, of Jefferson
County, was arrested Feb. 3 and charged with driving
while license suspended or revoked; giving false infor-
mation to law enforcement; fleeing and eluding; and
carrying a concealed weapon. A total bond of $11,500
was set and he bonded out of jail the same day
Jeannie Nix, 45, of Perry, FL, was arrested Feb. 4
and charged with violation of probation on the charge
of grand theft. Bond was withheld and she remained
at the County Jail Feb. 8.
Derrick Lamar Ghee, 31, of Jefferson County was
arrested Feb. 4 and charged with writ of attachment
and sexual battery Bond of $750 or serve 30 days in the
County Jail was ordered on the writ charge and bond
was withheld on the sexual battery charge.
Chaddrick Lontreal Black, 19, of Monticello, was
arrested Feb. 4 and charged with possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams. Bond was set at $500 and he
bonded out of jail the same day






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we have in striving to
overcome our handi-
caps. We all have some
type of handicap or
"handicaps".
I filled out a state-
ment once that asked
for a list of my ail-
ments. I got to ten and
stopped listing. We all
can count and list.
Now what do we do -to
overcome!
Begin with aware-
ness, then pray to our
Father in heaven for
help, and through the
work of and life of our
Savior, Jesus Christ,
we can overcome and
receive inspiration
and guidance by the
Holy Ghost to over-
come. our weaknesses,
be they emotional,
physical, mental, spiri-
tual, or a mixture of
all.
I bear testimony to
truthfulness of this,
and witness to my
being able to overcome
in four short months,
by working out my
body and mind in a
health center right
here in my beloved
town of Monticello. I
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to cane, from cane to
NO SUPPORT. Then, I
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self with yet another
effort put forth by the
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hardships, but oh how
special the opposite
life brings once a full
realization of "why we
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we headed." DO NOT
WORRY... BE HAPPY!
Are we there yet?
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RECOGNITION FROM CACAA
Photo Submitted
Jefferson County District 2 Commissioner Gene Hall was presented the
"Outstanding Governmental Partner Award" during the annual Capital Area
Community Action Agency Award Banquet Jan. 26. He is pictured as he accepts
the award with much pride and professionalism from CACAA Board of Directors
Chairperson Patty Ball-Thomas, left, and CACAA Executive Director Dot Inman-
Johnson, right.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Courtney Stombock
and Jazmin Cuencas
were guest speakers at
the Monticello Kiwanis
meeting on Wednesday,
Jan. 27. Stombock is the
Chief Development
Officer for the Southern
Scholar hip
Foundation, and
Cuencas is just one of,
the students currently
residing in the scholar-
ship house, in
Tallahassee. The
Southern Scholarship
Foundation is seeking
applications from
Jefferson County, and
encouraged the mem-
bership to spread the
word.
The mission of the
Southern Scholarship
Foundation is to help
deserving young people
who lack financial
resources, but demon-


state excellent academ-
ic merit and moral char-
acter, attend institutions
of higher education.
Qualified students
attending Florida State
University, Florida A&M
University, the
University. of Florida,
and Florida Gulf Coast
University are awarded
scholarships in the form
of rent-free housing to
live in one of twenty-
five, furnished scholar-
ship houses that are
adjacent to their college
campus.
S o u t h e r n
Scholarship Foundation
began 'in the years fol-
lowing World War II,
when tens of thousands
of young men returned
home from military
service and took advan-
tage of the G.I. Bill to
attend college. By 1950,
the nation's college and
university system had
rapidly expanded to


Event Focuses On Local J

Authors' Book On Bush Si


The Jefferson Democratic Party
will hold a review of the just pub-
lished book, "Jeb Bush: Aggressive
Conservatism in Florida", written by
county resident Dr. Bob Crew at 7 p.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Chamber of
Commerce.
Special guest speaker will be.
Lance DeHaven Smith, professor of
public administration at Florida State
University. Refreshments will be
served and copies of the book will be
available for autographing and sale.
Crew, a local precinct committee-
man, is professor of political science,
director of the master's program- in
applied American politics, and associ-
ate dean of the College of Social
Studies at FSU.


He has published widely on guber-
natorial behavior, on political leader-
ship and on American public policy.
"Jeb Bush: Aggressive
Conservatism in Florida" describes
the rise of the second son of former
President George H.W Bush to politi-
cal power in Florida. It examines the
conservative theory that guided his
behavior when he was governor and
the aggressive manner in which he
used his office to pursue his goals.
Following the program and
refreshments, the Party will hold a
short business meeting that will
include a review of 2009 activities and
plans for 2010. Donations for Haiti
relief will be collected. The public is
invited to attend.


accommodate the influx
of students.
The Southern
Scholarship
Foundation, officially
incorporated .on April
13, 1955, is a 501(c)(3) not-
for-profit corporation
and 'is not a part of the
state university system.
Since day one all funds
required to establish,
maintain and repair the
houses, and operate the
Foundation have come
from individuals, civic
groups, charitable foun-
dations, corporations
and alumni. The
Southern Scholarship
Foundation has never
received any funding
from the state or federal
government. The annual
budget is now more than
a million dollars a year.
Today the
Foundation owns
and/or operates 25
scholarship houses;
thirteen at Florida State
University and three at
Florida A&M University
in Tallahassee, eight at
the University of
Florida in Gainesville,
and one at Florida Gulf
Coast University in Ft.
Myers. It is currently
housing 400 students
and has assisted more
than 8,000 deserving stu-
dents over the past half
century






Photo Submitted
Courtney Stombock
and Jazmin Cuencas
spoke to the Kiwanis in
January about the
Southern Scholarship
Foundation.


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Scheduled

For Thursday
DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Gene Hall, District 2,
County Commissioner
will hold a Town Hall
meeting 6 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 11 at the MLK
C o mm u n it y
Center, located at 1420
First Street in
Monticello. This build-
ing is just south of the
Charter Care School.
Donna Hagan, execu-
tive director for the
Jefferson, Madison &
Taylor Counties Healthy
Start Agency, will be the
featured speaker. She
will discuss the merits of
the Whole Child
Program.
Governor Lawton
Chiles created the
Healthy Start Program
in 1991 on the premise
that every child deserved
a healthy start in life. In
addition, the Whole
Child Program stresses
that there is a growing
recognition that invest-
ment in early childhood,
beginning with prenatal
care and focusing on
ages 0 to 5, is critical to
the health and well-being
of every community.
Refreshments will be
served. For more details
contact Hall at 321-6673
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DEBBIE SNAPP be Rev Dr. Vivian Hall
Monticello News Royster. She is an inspi-
Staff Writer rational and motivation-


FEBRUARY 11
Jefferson County
Democratic Party will
host a review of the
recently published book,
Jeb Bush: Aggressive
Conservatism in
Florida," written by
county resident Bob Crew
7 p.m. Thursday at the
Chamber of Commerce.
Guest speaker is Lance
deHaven-Smith.
FEBRUARY 11
Founder's Garden Circle
meets at noon on the sec-
ond Thursday of the

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month. Contact
Chairman Suzanne Peary
at 997-4043 for meeting
location and for more
information.
FEBRUARY 11
The Jefferson Soil and
Water Conservation
Board will meet 11:30 a.m.
on the second Thursday
of the month in the
Jefferson County
Extension Office confer-
ence room. Dorothy P.
Lewis, secre-
tary/treasurer, reports
the meeting is open to the


public.
FEBRUARY 11
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Thursday at the
Christ Episcopal Church
annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion, call 99.72129 or 997-
1955.
FEBRUARY 11
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 informa-
tion contact Cub Master
Greg Wynot at 997-5366.


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February 2010 Mid-
Week Praise & Worship
Service will begin at 6:45
p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.
10 at St.. Phillip AME
Church in Monticello.
On the program:
soloists Lorie Graham-
Richardson, JCHS and
former pro football play-
er Robert Wilson, now
entrepreneur and men-
tor, Nikita Wiggins, the
St. Phillip AME Church
Praise Dancers, and the
St. Phillip AMEC Mass
Choir performing and
leading in praise and
worship.
Guest Speaker will


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researcher, writer, pub-
lished author and pub-
lisher; also, an executive
leadership consultant
and life coach, mentor
and entrepreneur. She is
an expert strategic
visioning and planning,
as well as doctoral men-
toring and leadership
development. She served
as dean and senior exec-
utive in higher education
for the State. University
System (retired.) Royster
presently serves as an
associate minister at St.
Phillip AME and is a
daughter of .Bethel AME


JAMES A. KREBS
ames Andrew 1978, Jim retired from
, 91, of Golden, CO, Mountain Bell and they
d away on traveled and settled in
nber 27 at Monticello FL. Jim and
itain Vista Care Ruth moved to Golden,
r in Wheat Ridge, CO in 2004.
Jim was an avid bird
.m was born hunter and amateur
iry 20, 1918, in radio operator. He was
*son County, KY, active in the American
f four children of Legion in Monticello.
Dahl Krebs and Jim was preceded in
nce T. Krebs. He death by his parents, his
.ated from Okolona brother Logan and his
School in 1935. wife, Ruth, in September,
graduation Jim 2009.
Sthe U.S. Army.and He is survived by his
d inh ;the.. :Signal son, James A. Krebs, Jr.
inEurope during ,and his wife, Mary Ann
War 11. He rose.to of Golden; two grand-
rank of Second children, Dan Krebs
tenant. After mili- (Caitlyn) and Andrew
service, Jim began Krebs (Emalee), his
professional career brother Jack Krebs of
the Bell System in Monticello, FL and his
ville, KY. sister Ruth Ann of
SJune of 1946 Jim Louisville, KY.
ed Ruth Klein in Contributions in
ville, KY Jim's name may be made
1 1954, Jim and to a charity of choice or
moved to the Jefferson Senior
anne, Wyoming Center, 1155 N. Jefferson
Mountain Bell. In St. Monticello, FL 32344.


Worship

church in Tallahassee,
where Rev. Dr. Julius H.
McAllister, Jr is senior
minister.
The purpose of this
program is not just to
give God the glory
through praise and wor-
ship, but to celebrate and
commemorate heritage,
religion, and culture
during African
American History
Month; as well as sup-
port the international
history, religion, and cul-
ture along with the rela-
tionships of the brothers
and sisters in Haiti,
especially during this
difficult time.
For more informa-
tion contact Rev. Julius
W Tisdale, pastor of St.
Phillip AME, at 997-4226.
African attire is encour-
aged.


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The day is known as Ash
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During Lent, many
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And she took a pan,
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and put on sackcloth
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into the midst of the city,
and cried with a loud
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24, of Jefferson County,
had sex with her against
her will. The minor said
that on or about July 2,
2009, she went to visit
Smith at his residence
and when she arrived at
the residence, Smith and
two of his friends were
sitting on the front
porch drinking.
The minor stated
that shortly after she
arrived at the residence,
Smith's two friends left
and she and Smith went
inside the residence.


Rehab


effects at the treatment
plant.
"We're already see-
ing a difference in our
flows," Wingate said.
The federal govern-
ment awarded
Monticello $5.1 million
in federal stimulus
money last summer to
complete the citywide
rehabilitation of the
sewer system, a project
that the city has been
pursuing piecemeal
since 2003. City officials
awarded the job to
Insituform Technologies
Inc. on Aug. 4 based on


She said that they were
sitting in 'the living
room talking when
Smith got up, picked her
up off the couch and
took her into his bed-
room.
The victim reported
that she told him "no"
several times and tried
to stop him by grabbing
the door jam as he
walked into the bed-
room, but her attempt
had failed. She stated
that when Smith got fin-
ished that she got


its low bid of
$3,397,225.61. Since that
time, the Florida
Department of
E n v i r o n'm e n t al
Protection (FDEP),
which is administering
the federal money, has
released another
$735,958 to expand the
project, bringing its
total cost to more than
$4 million.
The project entails
repairing and/or replac-
ing more than 400,000
feet of sewer pipes
across the city, along
with other upgrades


Henry


balloons, as well and a
metallic congratulatory
balloon.
Henry, being 'totally
caught by surprise,
became emotional and


tearfully said, "I want to
thank my Father and all
of you. But what I do
within the school sys-
tem isn't about me, it's
all about the kids." The


dressed and left the resi-
dence.
Deputies questioned
the two friends who ver-
ified that they left the
teen with Smith.
A warrant was
issued July 22, 2009 for
his arrest, charging him
with having unlawful
sex with a minor.
Smith was arrested
Feb. 3 on the outstand-
ing county warrant.
Bond was set at $100,000
and he remained at the
county jail Feb. 8.


nt. From Page 1


that aim to prevent the
stormwater inflow and
infiltration problems
that have plagued the
system for years and
that at times have
threatened to over-
whelm the processing
capacity of the sewage
treatment plant on
Mamie Scott Drive.
Insituform bills
itself as a leading
worldwide provider of
cured-in-place pipes
and other technologies
and services for the
rehabilitation of
pipeline, systems.

)nt. From Page 1


crowd applauded
Henry's accomplish-
ment and her dedication
to the children and the
school district of
Jefferson County


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complicated procedures
than a mere site plan
review, with the amend-
ment involving the state.
As explained at the
council meeting, the
rezoning would be from
mixed-use busi-
ness/residential to busi-
ness highway; and the
Future Land Use Map
change would be from
mixed-use busi-
ness/residential to com-
mercial. The problem,
apparently, is that the
present classifications
place a cap on the size of
permissible buildings.
The changes would pro-
vide more flexibility.
Complicating the
city's situation, Lee,
after doing the prelimi-
nary site review' and
determining that the
project would require a
land-use change to
accommodate the larger
desired building, bowed
out of the project, claim-
ing other commitments.
Then another potential
consultant that the city
has used in the past also


declined an invitation to
review the project
because of a potential
conflict of interest, as he
has ties with George and
Associates Consulting
Engineers, Inc.
That. left the city
without anyone to
review the project, a sit-
uation that prompted
Councilman Tom
Vogelgesang to remark
that the next time, the
city shouldn't be so
hasty in releasing its
engineer.
"Next time, we need
to rethink releasing our
planner to represent a
client," Vogelgesang
said.
The council's ensu-
ing discussion resulted
in the decision to ask the
Apalachee Regional
Planning Council
(ARPC) to appoint a
planner to act in the
city's interest and
review the plans.
The request is one
that the city is entitled
to make as a member of
the ARPC, which regu-


Safety Alert


the very young or elder-
ly and for those with
compromised immune
systems.
"On Jan. 29, we-
learned that one of our
routine samples collect-
ed on Jan. 28 tested posi-
tive for total coliform,"
states the JCWS notifi-
cation. "As required by
the Environmental
Protection Agency's
(EPA) ground water
rule, one of our follow-
up steps was to collect a
second round of sam-
ples from the Water Mill
Road Well. Once again,
the sample pulled on
Feb. 2 tested positive for
a fecal indicator (E.
coli)."
Even so, the notifica-
tion advises customers


that the water is safe to
drink and requires no
boiling for consumption
or cooking.
JCWS Manager Bob
Cooper emphasized on
Monday, Feb. 8, that the
positive results came
from raw, untreated
water samples pulled at
the well. He made the
point that the water in
the system was chlori-
nated before its distribu-
tion.
"The water in the
distribution system is
fine," Cooper said. "It is
safe to use and drink."
He said the Water
Mill Road Well had been
taken offline and was
being disinfected. Once
the well tested negative,
it would be put back into


larly provides such serv-
ices for its members.
The council also decided
to ask Planning Official
Bill Tellefsen to monitor
the discussions when
the Local Planning
Agency (LPA) takes up
developer's application
next month.
Meanwhile, Maurey
Beggs, a neighboring
property owner, present-
ed a petition signed by
others of her neighbors
opposed to the rezoning.
Martha Creel,
another neighboring
property owner, spoke
to the traffic problems
that the new develop-
ment could pose, both
in terms of inconve-
niencing the traffic
patterns of her neigh-
borhood and
worsning a potential-
ly dangerous traffic
situation on South
Jefferson Street.
"I don't think this
is a smart move for us
to make;" Creel said
with reference to the
proposed rezoning.

)nt. From Page 1


service, he said.
"We are conducting
a thorough investigation
to determine the source
of the contamination
and will be working
with the Florida
Department of Health
and the Florida
Department of
Environmental
Regulation to imple-
ment any necessary
corrective actions,"
Cooper said. "We will
continue to test the
drinking water on a
regular basis and keep
customers informed of
any steps they should
take."
For information on
the situation, call
Cooper at (850) 997-
0314.


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Local Real Estate Office Merges With Tally One
LAZARO ALEMAN tion to the move, don't be licensed agents under companies and we are he added. "It's a good It's all positive and it's
SMonticello News ascribe a doom and Hartung and Noblin excited to be part of this move and we're excited. good."
SSenior Staff Writer gloom cast to the now." team. In addition, there
If you haven't change, in the words of Kelly said the trans- is continued training
noticed, the office of Barry Kelly, who with action had been in the and education to stay
Coldwell Banker Kelly & wife, Pam, co-founded works for a while. After informed on ever-chang-
Kelly Properties on the the business. In fact, it's 20 years of he and Pam ing laws and regula-
corner of Dogwood and the Kellys' view that the owning and operating tions."
N. Jefferson streets is no move presents them their own company, they Equally important,
Longer; the outfit offi- with a golden opportuni- were ready for the Kelly said, he and Pam
Socially merged with ty to expand on the real change, he said. Too, will continue living and.
Coldwell Banker estate services that their being part of a larger working in Jefferson
Hartung and Noblin in office has been provid- company allows them County and they will
Tallahassee last week ing for the last 20 years. greater resources to pro- remain involve in the "
and is now working out "We felt the time vide their services, he community and in activ-
of the latter's offices in was right for this merg- said. ities and groups such as
the capital city er," Barry Kelly told the "I have always said Southern Music Rising.
The focus of the News on Wednesday, that all real estate com- "We are proud of
:Kellys' market, however, Feb. 3. "The economy panies are not created what we've accom-
will continue to be helped, but it didn't equal," Kelly said. polished Kelly said. "We Monticello Rotary inducted a new member
Jefferson County, with drive.the decision. It's a "Some can offer more in built a business from Friday, Jan.29, during its weekly membership meet-
the addition of good change. It will the way of technology scratch into the top pro- ing. He was Ric Leedom, left, owner of Antelope
Madison, Leon and allow Pam and me to get and marketing. Coldwell during company in Computer Services, a computer and.networking
Taylor counties. back into listing and Banker Hartung and Jefferson County." services company, 850-893-5628. Pictured here with
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DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Dr. Gregory E Wynot grew
up listening to his grandfather
and-father talk about their days
in scouting, the fun they had, and
the life skills they learned. As he
grew older,. he discovered they
were both Eagle Scouts and
Order of the Arrow members,


and he just knew that he wanted
to follow in their footsteps.
In 1984 he started in the Cub
Scouts. He earned Arrow of
Light, the highest Cub Scouting
Award. He went on to earn the
Super Scout Award, and because
of earning every possible award
in cub scouts, he was invited to
participate in 75th Anniversary
Jubilee of Scouting.


Wynot earned Eagle Scout at
the age of 13, the youngest age it
can be earned. From there onto
Silver/Silver Palm, six
palms beyond Eagle, the first and
only time accomplished in the
Suwannee River Area Council.
He's held multiple leader-
ship positions, including Den
Chief, Patrol Leader, Senior
Patrol Leader, and Junior
Assistant Scoutmaster. He's a
Brotherhood Member of the
Order of the Arrow's in the
Semialachee Lodge #239, Honor
Camping Fraternity And, he's
recipient of the Arrowmen of the
Year Award.
Other mentions include for-
mer treasurer and vice-chief of
the Semialachee Lodge #239,
National Jamboree Delegate,
three times National Order of the
Arrow Conference delegate,
National High Adventure Sea
Base delegate, and Life Member
of the National Eagle Scout
Association.
As an adult, Wynot is Cub
Master of Cub Scout Pack 808,
which meets weekly from 7 to 8
p.m. .on Thursday evening at
the Eagle's Nest on South Water


Street in Monticello.
He is also a Council
Member-at-Large of the
Suwannee River Area Council,
a Scout Roundtable
Commissioner for the Aucilla
District, and a Council Eagle
Scout Board of Review member.
Pete Wynot is looking for-
ward as a Tiger Cub member to
being the 4th generation of his
family to earn the rank of
Eagle Scout. Because of his
desire to be a scout, his father
was able to restart Pack 808, in
Monticello.
Pete is six-years-old. He's
home schooled, and his family
is very proud of his accom-
plishments so fat He and his
father plan to continue their
involvement in scouting.
The experiences Gregory
has had traveling around the
country representing his troop,
his family, and his hometown,
while participating in scouting
events, are memories he will
carry through his lifetime.
"If not for being a Scout,
I would never have been
exposed to these opportunities.
I have learned invaluable life


skills that I still use today. I
would highly recommend for all
boys between the ages of six
and 18 to. pursue their involve-
ment in scouting as a youth, as
well as continuing on as adult
leaders. Volunteering as an
adult leader is a great way to
give back to the community,
and it can be very rewarding
knowing you are a role model
for our leaders of tomorrow,"
he says.
"It's been my privilege to
take over as Cub Master for
Pack 808 in Monticello. My son,
Pete, is looking forward as a
Tiger Cub member to being the
4th generation of his family to
earn the rank of Eagle
Scout. Because of his desire to
be involved in scouting, I was
able to restart the Monticello
Cub Scouts. I am working hard
to make sure that the young
men involved with our pack
will have the opportunity for a
great experience with scouting
like I did," he concludes.
Pack 808 meets .7 to 8 pm
weekly on Thursday at the
Eagle's Nest on South Water
Street.


Ridge Vinson A Local


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Ridge Vinson was a
reluctant BoybScout. He
remembers when he used
to instruct his mother,
"Don't tell anybody I'm in
Scouts." His first memory
of Scouting is not one of
outdoorsy ruggedness.
Still, he would say,
"Scouting is in my
blood," and eventually he
caught the fever.
He is a Life Scout


now, and will be starting
his Eagle Project soon.
After he completes this
project, and goes onto the
review board, he will
have earned the highest
award in Scouting... the
Eagle rank. According to
www.usscouts.org only
two to four percent of
Scouts earn this distinc-
tion.
Ridge is a 15-year-old
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School in Tallahassee,
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Ridge Vinson is a Boy
Scout in Troop 803. The
white sash he's wearing
here represents the Order
of the Arrow; his Boy Scout
sash is hanging on the
right side of his pants.
Scouting when his moth-
er encouraged him to try
something different, "Try
and make a difference,"
she encouraged him.
Of the 31 merit
badges he's earned, he
most enjoyed getting the
one for lifesaving. He
tells that earning his
salesmanship badge was
his greatest challenge. It
took him several starts
and a lot of hounding
from his mom to com-
plete the task. "On the
bright side," he said, "I
did learn from the under-
taking. I learned that I
don't want to be a sales-
man!" he jokes.
Ridge worked at
Wallwood Boy Scout
Summer camp during the


summer of 2009 as a staff
member. "Now that was
a great learning experi-
ence for me! I understand
now how teachers feel
when the students won't
listen or pay attention."
He is also is a mem-
ber of the Order of the
Arrow, and he is called an
Ordeal. "You spend a
night in the woods with
no shelter, and no flash-
light. You really don't
have anything. You have
to sleep on the ground,"
he says. "I liked the expe-
rience... to think about
what I would do, and if I
could survive."
Ridge says that he is
no longer shy or embar-
rassed about his Scouting
choice.
"I'm proud now," he says.
"I've had some good
learning experiences. I'm
better prepared for life.
And, it feels good to have
followed this challenge."
Ridge started the-
three-step process to
becoming an Order of the
Arrow member in August
2009. The steps included
the induction ceremony,
called the Ordeal, the
first step toward full
membership in the: Order.
During the experience
the candidate has to
maintain silence, receive
small amounts of food,
work on camp improve-
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apart from the other
campers. The entire expe-
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teach significant values.
All candidates for mem-
bership must complete
the Ordeal.
Brotherhood
Membership is the next
step. After 10 months of
service as an Ordeal
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FMB BANKER WILSON CARRAWAY PILOTS AIRCRAFT ON HAITI MEDICAL AID MISSION


Several' days ago, an
urgent message was sent via
email to owners of private
aircraft from the "Pilatus
Aircraft Owners
Association" about the des-
perate need to transport
badly needed medical sup-
plies and medicine to the
Dominican Republic to help
doctors treat evacuees from
Port Au Prince, Haiti. The
"D.R.", which is how many
refer to the Dominican
Republic, borders the coun-
try of Haiti and there are
very few roads that connect
the two countries on the isle
of Hispaniola.
Fortunately, I am part of
a group, which owns and
operates aircraft with the
range and fuel capacity to
reach the Dominican
Republic: which is a 1,400
mile round trip flight from
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quickly, got together and
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that we would gladly donate
to help the evacuees from the
poorest country in the
Western Hemisphere. How
could we say, "no"?
The next- day, the plane
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where it was scheduled to be
loaded with nearly 1,500
pounds of medical supplies
and medicine destined for a
small hospital in Jimani,
Dominican Republic. There,
hundreds of patients are lit-
erally waiting. .and some
dying for treatment. The sup-
plies onboard will help save
lives and limbs from amputa-
tion, which is occurring fre-
quently, because of the
spread of gangrene due to
compound fractures and
other injuries. Our pan was
small. We had a plane. But,
the organizer of the relief
trip was Paul Moore,
Executive Director of CITI-
HOPE INTERNATIONAL,
which is a Christian based
humanitarian relief and
developmental suppon group
located in Andes, New York.
MAfter taking on fuel and sup-
plies the plane quickly
depaned for a two-hour flight.
back to Thomasville, after
picking up Paul.
The plane arrived in
Thomasville at 7:40pm and
after quickly taking on
another load of fuel, I along


with co-pilot Don Shreve and
Stephanie Salvatore from
WCIV News jumped aboard
to fly to Ft. Lauderdale to
rest for our nearly 2,000 mile
trip we would rake the fol-
lowing morning.
After a short nights
sleep, we were awakened at
5am. After a quick cup of cof-
fee, I checked the weather
along the route, filed our
flight plan, grabbed some
breakfast and headed to the
airport. Our plane was
fueled and ready and at 6am
the tower cleared us for take-
,off. We settled in for our trip
to Barahona, Dominican
Republic, which is the closest
airport to the Jimani
Hospital in Jimani,
Dominican Republic where
the evacuees are being air-
lifted for treatment.
According to reports, the
hospital had completely
exhausted its supplies of
medicine and supplies days
earlier. People were waiting
inside and outside for treat-
ment of their injuries.
Doctors were doing all they
could, but without any sup-
plies, the situation was
grave...and getting worse. We
took the most direct route
possible and Paul checked
and re-checked the supplies
as we traveled along our
route, carefully avoiding
Haitian airspace, which was
closed to private aircraft.
The radio crackled with the
chatter of pilots of military
and private aircraft cootdi-
nating their "arrival slots"
into the airspace with air
traffic controllers. It was
rewarding to know that we
were making a difference,.
but more rewarding to know
the call for help from this
poor Caribbean nation had
been heard worldwide. Our
group, consisting of four
Pilatus aircraft based
throughout the southeast
was one of many aircraft
converging on the island of
Hispaniola. As we looked out
of the window to look down
on the string of
pearls...islands of the
Bahamas, Turks & Caicos all
was peaceful and serene. It
was hard to imagine the
chaos and devastation that
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assigned our arrival slot and
began the descent into
Barahona, which is a small
settlement on the south side
of the Dominican Republic
and the only paved airstrip
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met by two officials from
CITIHOPE who helped us
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routine. We were escorted by
armed guards and the travel
was slow, because it was a
simple dirt road, strewn with
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to stop for fear of losing our
precious cargo of medicine
and supplies to the constant
jostling. After re-packing
several times and avoiding
obstacles, other vehicles and
even several stray animals,
we arrived in the town of
Jimani. It was a small settle-
ment of people with a small
hospital and orphanage.
What I saw was amazing.
Hundreds of patients were
literally everywhere. Some
were sleeping on the ground
on cardboard. Others rested
on small cushions on the
porch of the orphanage. It
was obvious, that many
amputations had been per-
formed due to the infections
that had been raging for the
past week.
Our gear consisted of
many different items, and
the value of the cargo was
over $375,000. Our plane is
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detect broken bones. It's
something we take for grant-
ed as a piece of rather unso-
phisticated medical equip-
ment. But to the 100 doctors
in Jimani who are working
20 hours and sleeping for 4
hours each day, it is a god-
send. The doctors were from
the US and abroad. They're
living on energy bars and
anything else they can find
in between surgeries. It's not
enough food to sustain the,
but its all they have right
now. Another desperately
needed item that we brought
was a large sterilization unit
to sterilize surgical instru-
ments. They don't throw any-
thing out there. Everything
must be reused. The only
sterilization unit prior to our
arrival was one barely large
enough to sterilize 1/2 of the
instruments... even though
they are very small. The doc-
tors would sterilize part of
the instrument, then turn it
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of the other supplies are
stored on the porch of the
orphanage and hospital.
Rainy season is over on
Hispaniola. It's hot, but
thankfully it is also dry
One sobering sight I wit-
nessed were the wooden
coffins behind the hospital.
Even though we were walk-
ing through and around
patients who were living, it
was quite troubling to realize
there were many who didn't
or won't live through this
tragedy. This' will be a memo-
ry that will be forever etched
in my mind... But through it
all it was the smiles of the
people... small children,
women with babies, and oth-
ers whom were suffering
from significant injuries as
we unloaded our supplies
was something to see. You
could see in their eyes, they
were just happy to be alive.
They were happy just to get
help and something to eat
and drink. The language gap
was large. I don't understand
French and they couldn't
speak English. But the gap
was bridged easily by the
most basic of human under-
standing. It was simply, peo-
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HURCH


325 West Washington Street
Monticello 997-2349
Dr. Rick Kelley, Pastor
Sunday School............................:45 AM
Sunda tMorning 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...........................10: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:oo PM
Choir Practice............................... 7:30 PM





7150 Apalachee Pkwy Tallahassee
www.chbaptistchurcll.org
Pastor Derrick Burrus 850-345-0425
Youth Pastor Ron Thrash 850-459-6490
Sunday School.........................:..l1:oo 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
Moriticello 973-2428
(One mile east of the Court House on US 90)
Fr. Viet Tan Huynh
Sunday Mass.............................11:oo AM
Wed. followed by Novena............7:00 PM
1st & 3rd Saturday
Spanish Mass...........................7:00 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:oo AM
Choir Practice.........................6:oo PM
Worship Service.....................7:00 PM
Wednesday
Children/Student Ministry...........3:30 PM
Senior Adult Choir Practice.,.........7:oo PM
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends & Youth.6:oo PM
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting...........6:oo PM




625 Tindell Road Aucilla 997-2081
P.O. Box 163 Monticello


Pastor Daryl Adams 850-251-0129
Sunday School..............................9:45 AM
Sunday Worship Service.............11:oo AM
Choir Practice...............................5:00 PM
Worship Service..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday
Fellowship Meal..........................6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study........7:oo PM


By Lloyd Monroe
Melanie and I had a
rich experience in
Concepsion soon after we
arrived back in
Guatemala Jan. 12, thanks
to Good Samaritan UMC
(Tallahassee) as well as
our other steady support-
ers. We went up to final-
ize plans to build two sim-
ple houses for
Rumaldo/Fidelia's family
(with a room for his moth-
er Juana) and for his sis-
ter Martina and her three
children.
This mountain farm-
ing village is rugged and
beautiful; we walked up
and down steep footpaths
to visit their shack home.
These indigenous folks
(who spoke little Spanish,
mostly Kaq'chikel) were
friendly, welcoming and
appreciative. All these
people live in Rumaldo's
cornstalk/mud house;
small and dark, with no
electricity pr lights
(except homemade
kerosene lamps) and a
creosote-coated low tin
roof (because there's no
chimney for the cook fire).
It's incredible that
Martina's family lives in a
space the size of a small
walk-in closet. They
have no running water
and wash their dishes and
clothes on a pile of rocks
outside.
We told them of Good
Samaritan's great
resource-raising success
and that the team was
coming Feb. 6-13 to help
build two houses.


Photo Submitted
Rumaldo and Fidelia, Juana's and Martina's families


Martina began crying as
she tried to express her
gratitude; some of us did
a little as well. Her sweet
and helpful daughter
Yisenia (9) joined in her
tears. I offered the idea
that perhaps God was now
blessing Rumaldo/Fidelia
for being so good to the
mother and Martina's lit-
tle family; only He knows.
The families demol-
ished the old mud house
(based just on our word-
there's no contract) the
following week to make
way for the new one. The
families are living in an
adjoining patch of land
under tarps, tin, etc dur-
ing construction. Our
Hector's design will


IHU1WN


February 14
"Evening In White" pro-
gram 5 p.m. Sunday at
Mount Ararat AME
Church, located in
Waukeenah. Rev. Willis
Saunders of Mount Sinai
AME Church in
Tallahassee is the sched-
uled speaker for this
annual evening event.
For more information
call 576-4929.

February 14
Black History Program
11 a.m. Sunday at
Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church, 669
Groover Road. Speaker is
Minister Lucius Wade of


the Holy Ghost Revival
Center. TCC Professor
Donald Blair, will pres-
ent a special historical
program. The Hickory
Hill Missionary Baptist
Church Choir will pro-
vide music. Ethnic attire
is encouraged. Dinner
will be served in the
annex at the conclusion
of the service. The com-
munity is invited to
attend. For more infor-
mation call 997-0171.

February 28
Fourth Saturday Gospel
Sing 7 p.m. at Lamont
United Methodist
Church. Fellowship and


11005 Miccosukee Rd. Tallahassee, Fl 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

Sunday School.................................. 9:45 AM
Morning Worship..........................10:45 AM
Wednesday Evening
Supper................................. ....5:3 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)....9:30 AM
Sunday Worship........................11:oo AM
Children's Worship..................11:oo AM
Wednesday
Fellowship M eal..........................6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study.......7:00 PM


include a small room
each for the mother, the
couple and the kids.
They bought us Cokes
and crackers and we left
them with enough money
to have a good family
meal....work in the fields
has been scarce for
Rumaldo. Most every-
one was barefoot; Hector
measured the kids' feet
so the team can bring
shoes.
We then visited
Martina's separate build-
ing site (awarded to her
by the local judge since
the father of her children
abandoned them); it's
very nice and flat. Her
house will be smaller
than Rumaldo's due to


family size. Our indige-
nous pastor friend,
Juracan, who connected
us with these folks, led a
prayer there.
It was a blessing to
spend time with these
people and to be channels
of God's love and grace to
them. We thank every-
one who resources the
work of Porch de
Salomon as we continue
with our fifth year of
full-time volunteer serv-
ice. Experiel. es like
this make any sacrifice
we've made worth it.
Go to
www.porch desalomon.ors
or call Rex Ware
850.933.0344 to get
involved


CA14N0A7t


refreshments will follow
the evening of music.
997-2527 for more infor-
mation.

February 23
Triple L Club (LLL) will
meet 10:30 a.m. on the
fourth Tuesday at First
Baptist Church
Monticello. A program
speaker, potluck lunch,
and good Christian fel-
lowship will be provided.
The Monticello Red Hats
will present this month's
Valentine's Day pro-
gram. Maggie Shofner
will lead the presenta-
tion. Hostesses sched-
uled include Dorris
Uptain, Mildred
Wimberly, Violet
Hatcher, LUcy McKown,
and Clayton Martin.
Contact Ethel
Strickland at 509-9445
for more information.

February 26
Community Skate Night


is held 6 to 8 p.m. on the
last Friday of the month
at Church of the
Nazarene. The event is
free and open to the pub-
lic. Bring your own
skates or borrow from
the Roller Club. Call 997-
3906 for more informa-
tion.

March 1
Prayer for our country
and leaders 12 p.m. on
the first Monday at First
United Methodist
Church in Monticello,
use the Walnut Street
entrance. For more
information call the
church at 997-5545.

March 4
Business Community
Prayer Breakfast meets
7 a.i. on the first
Thursday. The location
and hosts change
monthly Contact Gary
Wright at 997-5705 or
933-5567 for an update.


NEW 1HOP] MINjISTRIES


415 E Palmer Mill Rd Monticello 997-1119
newhope415@yahoo
Pastors Ray and Angel Hill
Sunday School......................10:00 AM
Sunday Worship.......................11:oo AM
Sunday Prayer.............................6:00 PM
Wed. Family Training Hour........7:00 PM




124 St. Louis Street Lloyd 997-5309
www.fbclloyd.com
Pastor George L. Smith
Sunday
Sunday School..............................:15 AM
Praise & Worship.....................10:30 AM
AW ANA..................................... 5:00 PM
Youth & College...........................5:30 PM
Adult Choir................................. 7:00 PM
Wednesday
Church-wide Supper..................5:45 PM
W orship........................................ 7:00 PM
Joyful Sounds Children's Choir...7:oo PM
College / Career Celebration.......7:30 PM
1st & 3rd Monday
Ladies Bible Study........................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


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SJohn /ly Shares Story Of Ufem-Changing Day


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LAZARO ALEMAN'
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Extension Office Director
John Lilly was the guest
speaker at the monthly
Business Community
Prayer Breakfast, held
Thursday morning, Feb. 4,
at the Jefferson Country
Club compliments of the
Kiwanis Club, which host-
ed the affair.
Lilly wasn't there to
talk about his office, how-
ever. He was there to give
testimony about his 2007
near-fatal and life-chang-
ing illness that gave birth
to his rediscovery of God.
"I'm a changed man,"
Lilly said. "And I give
thanks and credit to God
for that. I wouldn't be here
today, but for the grace of
God."
As Lilly told it, prior
to his revelation, he was
"running from the Lord
like a scared chicken." Oh,
he went to church regular-
ly and even taught Sunday
School and carried a Bible
ostensibly enough; but he
wasn't really in church or
in touch with God all the
while, he said. Not until
his near fatal illness, that
is.
"I don't take life for
granted anymore, because
it can be here today and
gone tomorrow," Lilly
said.
The year 2007 was
both a good and a bad year
for him, Lilly said. It was
bad in that his mother
died, and it was good in
that his close encounter
with' ~iith made hii' a
true believer and brought
him closer to his Lord, he
said.
"Man, you don't know
how important life and
God are if you haven't had
a close encounter with
death," Lilly said. "We
walk around spiritually
blind. If you don't know
God, you're spiritually
blind."
It all started with
Lilly waking up one
Saturday morning and not
feeling very energetic or
well in general, a feeling
that he attributed to some-
thing that he had possibly
eaten and just as easily
Dismissed. But the feeling
persisted, and by bedtime
That evening, he was expe-
riencing nausea.
It should have been a sig-
nal that something was
terribly wrong when he
got up soon after and vom-
ited blood, Lilly said. But'
being a man, in relative
good health, and more
importantly, in total
denial, he attributed the
vomiting to a one-time
occurrence and went back
to bed.
"I said to myself, I feel
,. better now I got that out,"
Lilly said humorously.
But 15 minutes later,
he was up and vomiting
blood again, and this time
the blood was coming up
in buckets, he said.
"Know what I did
afterwards?" Lilly said.


)se Call Brought Him Nearer To God)'


the attendees. The
Monticello Business


Monticello News Photos By Laz Aleman, Feb. 4, 2010.
Gary Wright and Carroll Lamb, members of the Business Community Prayer
Breakfast committee, talk with Jefferson County Extension Office Director John Lilly,


guest speaker at the event.
"Yep, I lay back down
again."
The third time it hap-
pened, and with lighthead-
edness setting in, he
admitted to himself that it
possibly warranted a hos-
pital visit, he said. But
even then, he was reluc-
tant to call an ambulance,
not wanting to draw
undue attention and be
embarrassed. His son
being out of town, he
called instead his niece,
who reportedly took some
time in arriving.
"I should have called
an ambulance," Lilly said.
"put I was stupid."
By the time his niece
arrived, he was so woozy
and weak that he could
barely stand and toppled
onto the floor after open-
ing the door for her, he
said. It then took every
last ounce of strength and
willpower that he had left
to get up off the floor and
move out the door and into
his niece's car for the
drive to the Capital Region
Medical Center.
Vomiting blood, bare-
ly able to breathe, his
heart racing and his blood
pressure dropping by the
time he arrived at the hos-
pital, he was wheeled into
the. emergency room,
where medical personnel
managed to stabilize his
condition after a while.
Once. stabilization
was achieved, a cancer
specialist conducted tests
and he was put into the
intensive care unit pend-
ing the results of the tests.
He next underwent a
painful bone marrow
extraction and another
six-to-seven hours wait to
learn the results of this
latter test.
"Those were the
longest six or seven hours
of my life," Lilly said. "It
gave me a lot of time to
think."
The good news was
that he didn't have cancer,
a rare outcome in such
cases, the doctor informed
him. In fact, most people
who arrived at the hospi-
tal in his condition either
didn't make it or they test-


Monticello News Photos By Laz Aleman, Feb. 4, 2010.
Katrina Walton, left, president of the Kiwanis Club,
was one of the several Kiwanians serving on the break-
fast line on Thursday morning.


ed positive for cancer, the
doctor told him.
Placed in a normal
hospital room to conva-
lesce, Lilly said that an
uncontrollable crying jag.
suddenly and inexplicably
overtook him.
"I was laying in the
bed, looking in the upper
right corner of the room
and I just started crying,"
Lilly said. "I was crying
like a baby. The Holy
Spirit told me I needed to
accept Christ."
Acting on the spiritu-
al prompt, Lilly tele-
phoned his brother, who
happened to be a pastor,
and told the latter that he
was ready to_ accept
Christ.
"On Jan. 4, 2008, I was
born again at Capital
SRegional Medical Center,"
Lilly said.
But the devil didn't
give up easily and was
constantly sowing seeds of
doubt, he said. His blood
platelets count remaining
low and the doctors start-
ing to talk about having to
remove his spleen, Lilly
said his faith began to
waver. But then miracu-


lously, his blood platelets
count shot up.
"That old devil stays
busy," Lilly said. "But
Christ is a miracle
maker. All I could do was
say, 'Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you, Jesus. Thank
you, Jesus."
Ever since, he has
taken it upon himself to
read the Bible regularly,
not merely carry it and
open it in church, he said.
And when he's in church,
he's in the moment, not
merely attending.
"I got new blood in
me," Lilly said, referring
only partly to the more
than 10 pints that he
received during his hospi-
tal'Stay. "I've got His blood
in me and I'm anointed by
His Holy Spirit. I'm a
changed man. I see His
work now and I have
peace. And I will continue
to praise Him."
S Following the presen-
tation, Gary Wright, coor-
dinator of the Monticello
Business Community
Prayer Breakfast commit-
tee, presented Lilly with a
commemorative plaque
signed on the back by all


Community Prayer
Breakfasts date from 1994.


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.....................11:00 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............. 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.............................:45 AM
Sunday Morning........................11:oo AM
Sunday Evening....................6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening....................7:00 PM
Wed. TRAC Club for teens...........7:00 PM




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




Highway 259 Monticello 997-5018
Min: Tobbie Berrian III, Pastor
Sunday School............................:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship..........11:oo AM
Wednesday Bible Study................7:30 PM




1206 Springfield 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:oo PM
Praise & Worship
Adult & Teen Bible Study
Young Explorers (K-5th Grade)


Monticello News Photos By Laz Aleman, Feb. 4, 2010.
Gary Wright, head of the Business Community Prayer
Breakfast Committee, presents Jefferson County
Extension Office Director John Lilly with a plaque fol-
lowing the presentation.



290 East Dogwood Street Monticello 850-997-2252
Rev. Sharon Schuler, Pastor
Sunday School............................................... 9:45AM
Sunday W orship...........................................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
Tues. & Thurs.- Ladies Pilates Class....4:oo-5:oo PM



1599 Springholow 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:oo PM


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


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

Sunday School.............................. ........lo:oo AM
Sunday Worship....................................11:oo AM
Nursery/ Children's Church each Sunday
Sunday Evening......................................6:oo 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................6:00 PM


81 Methodist Church Rd Waukeenah 997-2171'
Pastor Ralph L. Wrightstone
Sunday School.............................9:45 AM
Sunday Worship........:................1.1:oo AI~
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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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
School District Trans-
portation Department Me-
chanic Helper/Bus Driver
Willie James Hawkins is one
of four county school district
employees within the school
district nominated for Florida
School-Related Employee of
the Year.
Hawkins has been em-
ployed by the school district
for the past 21.5 years, all of
them in the Transportation
Department.
Transportation Specialist
Willie Carr said it gave him
great pleasure to recommend
Hawkins as the Employee of


the Year from the Transporta-
tion Department.
"Mr. Hawkins is a very de-
pendable person in all phases
of his job." said Carr. "He is
active in the church and a
community leader. He always
works with the youths of the
county, softball coach and
other activities in all commu-
nity affairs.
"Mr. Hawkins is a very
hardworking person who tries
to complete all tasks that are
given to him. He gets along
with his fellow co-workers,
reaching out to help everyone
he can," Carr said.
Charles J. Parrish, Sr.
President, Dr. MLK Commu-
nity Center added, "Mr. Willie


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News *
Staff Writer
Edna Bernice Henry, Title
1 Parent Involvement Coordi-
nator within the public school
district, is one of four nomi-
nees for Florida School-Re-
lated Employee of the Year.
She has been with the dis-
trict for the past five years, in-
cluding her past year serving
in her present capacity. Henry
is responsible for facilitating
parent activities at all district
schools and coordinating vol-
unteers and mentors.
Her education or training
courses include:
Parent Leader's Forums
Annual Parent Involve-
ment Conferences
Parent/Volunteer Com-
munity Outreach
Parent/Teacher Leader-
ship Training
National Councils CPR &
First Aid Training
Improving Communica-
tion Skills
Working Effectively with
Parents
Parents of Children with
Disabilities Training
Her school-related awards,
reccomondations and recogni-
tions include:
Outstanding Community
Leader
Outstanding PTO Advi-
sor
Public Library Advisory
Board Chairperson
Union Bethel Church
Choir, Youth, Lay & Mission-
ary Director
Outstanding Member of
the Year Award OES- 2008
Outstanding Advocate
for Children/Parents
Outstanding Parent In-
volvement Coordinator for
Jefferson County Schools
Accolades for serving on
the Juvenile Justice Board Jef-
ferson.County Health Dispari-
ties Task Force Jefferson
County Back To-School Kick-
off
Of Henry, JES Principal
Dr. Melvin Roberts states, "I
am humbly honored to intro-
duce and recommend to your
attention, Mrs. Edna Bernice
Henry as a candidate for
Florida's School Related Em-
ployee of the Year.


"Mrs. Henry is affection-
ately referred to as my
"Thumb" because she helps
the school maintain a firm
positive grip on the educa-
tional success of all students.
As the district parent involve-
ment coordinator, Mrs. Henry
has made a dynamic impact in
bridging the gap between
home and school for all.
schools in Jefferson County
She goes out of her way to con-
tact parents and involve them
in their child's education.
Whatever it takes to get par-
ents involved, she is willing to
put forth the effort. Many
times she will go beyond the
workday to call parents, visit
their homes or transport them
to their volunteer assign-
ments and PTO meetings. She
has garnered the respect of
faculty, staff, students, parents
and the community at-large.
Mrs. Henry is the epitome of
what schools throughout the
nation desire to emulate in
bridging the gap between
home and school," he added.
"Mrs. Henry is very active
in her community and church.
Oftentimes, volunteering her
time to assist the elderly or
families in crisis. She con-
stantly gives of her time and
resources to help the cause.
Mrs. Henry also puts our
motto "Every Child, Every
Day, Whatever It Takes To
Achieve Success" into prac-
tice each and every day. Mrs.
Henry takes personal interest
in every child and their mate-
rial needs and every child
takes their relationship with
her as a personal honor. Mrs.
Henry is truly a blessing to
this school, community and
most importantly, to every
child at Jefferson Elementary
School. Mrs. Henry is a perfect
example for all school-related
employees throughout
Florida."
Henry's supervisor, Fed-
eral Programs Specialist Glo-
ria A. Heath added, "It gives
me a great deal of pleasure to
recommend Edna Henry for
the distinction of School-Re-
lated Employee of the Year for
Jefferson County Schools. As
her supervisor for three years,
I can truly state that Mrs.
Henry is an exemplary em-


Hawkins exhibits several
worthwhile characteristics,
which are worthy of mention.
Willie is a consistently cheer-
ful supportive hard worker. He
is willing to go the extra mile,
for anyone.
"I have found Mr. Hawkins
to be honest in all his ways,
both business and. personal
matters. His trustworthiness.
has made him one that others
look to for advice and guid-
ance. Even when being chari-
table, Willie shows that
patient, caring spirit, which is
his own unique trademark,"
he added.
"Mr. Willie Hawkins is in-
deed a blessing to the Jeffer-
son County Community. He


ployee in her position as Title
I Parent Involvement Coordi-
nator. What makes her stand
out amongst her peers? Her
love for all children, her com-
mitment to establishing fam-
ily-friendly schools, and her
keen ability to problem-solve
via communication and inter-
personal skills have earned
her the highest of respect and
reputation in the community,"
said Heath.
"Mrs. Henry cares about
all children and is quick to
take action when a child is in
need. In addition to running
food drives and clothes closets
for students and their fami-
lies, she guides children
Through adverse situations
while 'using the situation as a
"teaching moment" for the
parent. An example of this: A
young boy was crying because
he lost his eyeglasses. He was
fearful of a beating by his fa-
ther. Mrs. Henry told the
youngster that she would help
him find his glasses. She got
into her car, drove to his
house, and talked with his fa-
ther...and found his glasses.
During the discussion with
the father, she talked with him
about other options to hitting
his son. The next day, the child
was smiling broadly while
thanking Mrs. Henry for talk-
ing with his dad. She then pro-
ceeded to come up with a plan
for being responsible for his
eye glasses with the student,
another teaching moment,"
she added.
"Creating a family-
friendly atmosphere at each
school in the district is impor-
tant to Mrs. Henry She shares
information and tips with
school staff, brings guest
trainers to the district to work
with teachers and parents,
and provides comfortable par-
ent resource rooms in which
to meet and work with par-
ents. The entrance hallways
and/or front offices of the
schools have bulletin boards
or brochure racks that are
inviting to parents. More im-
portant, Mrs. Henry arranges
parent involvement activities
(including curriculum, stu-
dent achievement, and liter-
acy-based activities) that help
parents become full partners


has been instrumental in all
our endeavors to make Jeffer-
son County a better place to
live," he concluded.
After receiving the sub-
missions, the nominating
committee said of Hawkins,
"His duties consist of bus
driving and transporting
handicapped students, to and
from school on a daily basis.
He transports TAP students
that go to school and work in
the system, He is also a me-
chanic helper in repairing and
maintaining the bus fleet.
Hawkins is active in. the
(MLK) Martin Luther King
Foundation. Mr. Hawkins is a
very dependable employee,
gets along well with co-work-


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in their child's education.
"While her title is Parent
Involvement Coordinator,
Mrs. Henry does much more
than coordinate activities. She
is the person who fills or
bridges the gap between the
school and the parent. Parents
trust Mrs. Henry and know
that they are "safe" in talking
with her. Mrs. Henry helps
parents overcome their fears,
communication barriers, and
lack of understanding of what
they need to do next. Because
she helps parents in this man-
ner, she is loved and well re-
spected in the community
Mrs. Henry will make an out-
standing representative for
Jefferson County as the
School-Related Employee of
the Year."
Upon receiving her nomi-
nation paperwork, the county
nominating committee stated,
"Edna Henry, Jefferson
County Schools district-wide
Title I parent involvement co-
ordinator, is an employee who
exemplifies all of the stated se-
lection criteria. While many
specific examples could be
cited for each criteria, one ex-
ample for each will be stated.
When Mrs. Henry discov-
ered that the family of four el-
ementary children had no food
nor money in their home im-
mediately prior to the Thanks-
giving holidays, she went
beyond her required duties by
taking immediate action. She
delivered food from her own
personal kitchen to the family,
notified her supervisor, and
spearheaded a holiday food
drive for seven needy families
of our school children.


"Mrs. Henry consistently
strives to make our schools
more family-friendly She does
this by facilitating teacher
training on how to work with
parents, facilitating quarterly
"Building Bridges Between
Home & School" Activities,
working with PTO and SAC
groups at all schools, and act-
ing as a liaison between school
administrators and families
when the need arises. As part
of her dedication to building
family-friendly schools, Mrs.
Henry attends conferences
and in-services in order to ob-
tain new skills and new ideas.
She expertly "borrows" ideas
from other school districts and
adapts them to be successfully
applied in Jefferson schools.
"Mrs. Henry builds
bridges between schools and
community through active in-
volvement in community
coalition organizations, busi-
ness partnerships, and the
faith-community. Because of
,the relationships she has built
through these organizations,
and the ongoing networking
that takes place, children of
poverty have received cloth-
ing, food, services, and school
supplies when needed. Right
before the holiday break, Mrs.
Henry discovered a fifth grade
girl who was trying to hide the
split in her outgrown pants.
Within the hour the girl had
several outfits of clothes that
fit and a new size il pair of
shoes. Mrs. Henry is an expert
at getting to the bottom of im-
mediate needs for children and
their families. Parents know,
respect, and trust Mrs. Henry
On many occasions a frus-
trated parent will call or stop
to see Mrs. Henry and will
share with her a school con-
cern. Because of her love for
children and their education,
her communication and inter-
personal skills, and her devo-
tion to "making things right",
she becomes the conduit for
problem solving and bringing
the parent back into the
school. She uses this gift to
make schools an emotionally
safe place for parents who re-
sist being involved due to pre-
vious negative experiences."


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The Nominees are...
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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Mary K. Jones, a parapro-
fessional at Jefferson
Elementary School is one of
four district school employees
who have been nominated for
Florida School-Related
Employee of the Year.
Jones has been working
within the school district for
the past 24 years. Her job
responsibilities include work-
ing the early morning and
afternoon bus duty, answer-
ing the telephone and writing
bus passes for the main office.
She also serves as a substitute
in classrooms and helps with
students in the cafeteria dur-
ing lunch.
Of Jones, Principal Dr.
Melvin Roberts said, It is
indeed a great privilege for
me to recommend to your
attention, Mrs. Mary Kaye
Jones as our unanimous
selection for the esteemed
honor as Florida's School
Related Employee of the Year.
"Mrs. Jones exemplifies
.daily the true nature of what
i( man~g e a teanmplayer.
For over twenty-four years,
she has worked at every grade
level and in every program at
Jefferson Elementary School.
As a classroom paraprofes-


sional, she' has the responsi-
bility of assisting the teacher
to carry out the day-to-day
instructional needs of the stu-
dents," he added. "This
responsibility often times
would involve assisting stu-
dents that were physically
and/or mentally challenged.
In this endeavor, Mrs. Jones
always performed all
assigned duties with fidelity
From veterans as well as new
employees alike, all have
acknowledged the same com-
ments about Mrs. Jones, 'she
is a hard worker and is always
willing to help students when-
ever the need arises.'
"Mrs. Jones typifies our
motto through hard work and
dedication to detail in helping
our students to be academi-
cally successful. Every Child,
Every Day, Whatever It Takes
To Achieve Success. We are
very blessed to have her on
our staff and working with
children. Given the opportu-
nity, I am resolved that Mrs.
Jones would be an outstand-
ing role model for all School-
Related Employees through-
out Florida," said Roberts.
JES Fourth Grade Teacher
Twynetta Howard added,
"Ms. Mary K. Jones is a dedi-
cated co-worker, which com-
bined with her excellent ver-


bal facility enables her to
communicate with adminis-
trators, colleagues, and stu-
dents. She displays the physi-
cal energy and drive to do a
fantastic job on any given
task.
"Ms. Jones' duties encom-
pass many different facets at
Jefferson Elementary. She
gladly exceeds any expecta-
tions beyond the call of duty
thus exemplifying initiative,"
Howard said. "Ms. Jones' per-
sonal characteristics, includ-
ing patience, consideration,
emotional stability, and good
judgment are a great asset to
our school. She uses these
qualities along with her out-
standing abilities to strive for
excellence at Jefferson
Elementary School.
"While we as a county
continue to strive to improve
our school system, let us not
overlook a precious gem. Ms.
Mary K. Jones is truly a cor-
nerstone in the foundation of.
the Jefferson County School
system. I proudly recommend
her for Employee of the Year,"
she concluded.
Upon receiving her nomi-
nation paperwork, the nomi-
nating .committee said, "The
nominating committee of
Jefferson Elementary nomi-
nated Mrs. Mary Kaye Jones


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as our School-Related
Employee of the Year. Mrs.
Jones has been a paraprofes-
sional with the Jefferson
County School District for
over 24 years. During that
time she has worked in every
grade level and provided edu-
cational guidance and
instructions to countless stu-
dents. She has on occasion
provided personal care to stu-
dents with exceptional physi-
cal or educational needs. Mrs.
Jones is very punctual, proac-
tive and dependable when
given complex assignments to
complete.
"Likewise, she is truly a
child advocate in every sense
of the word. Each day she
arrives early for morning
duty As she monitors each
child departing the bus, she
would always observe their
demeanor and their physical
appearance. When necessary,
she. would either escort the
child to the nurse or call an
administrator for assistance.
The students respect her for
this sensitivity to their needs
when it seems no other per-
son cares. She is the first
adult the students see when
they first arrive on campus
and depart on the bus.
"In essence, Mrs. Jones
has helped many students set


their day in order with her
calm attention to detail. Mrs.
Jones is truly a team player as
well. In fact, she typifies our
school motto 'Every Child.
Every Day, Whatever It Takes
To Achieve Success.
Whatever the situation, she
will not hesitate to help a stu
dent or an entire class when
the need arises. She is an
invaluable asset to the school
and we are blessed that she
sets the tempo for all others to
emulate."


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FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Lillian Reddick Ransom
is one of four district school
employees who have been
nominated for Florida School-
Related Employee of the Year.
She works at Jefferson
County Middle High School


(JCMHS) as a
Paraprofessional and has
been employed by the school
district for the past 12 years.
Reddick's job responsibil-
ities include assisting the
teachers and students with
lessons and special activities,
doing small group activities
or one-on-one assignments


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when needed, carrying out
planned activities in an order-
ly fashion, maintaining order
in the classroom, performing
whatever tasks the teacher
needs to be done, and assist-
ing in other areas on campus
when asked to do so.
Ransom has attended the
Non-Violent Crisis
Intervention Training
Program and Tool Time for
ESE Paraprofessionals, from
July 30 to August 3, 2007. She
has also received recognition
as a 4-H volunteer.
JCMHS Principal Dr.
Rodney Ryan said, "I am writ-
ing a letter of recommenda-
tion for Ms. Lillian Ransom, a
special education paraprofes-
sional at Jefferson Middle
High School. Ms. Ransom
works with the self-contained
special education teacher to
pursue student goals to meet
individualized education
plans. Ms. Ransom is a self-
starter who has worked to
improve her ability to main-
tain high levels of expecta-
tions for student perform-
ance.
"As a member of a learn-
ing team, MW "ansom inter-
acts with her colleagues very
well, and she is eager to help
when J. With students,
she is respected by them and
sought after for help from
those students. Her demeanor
attracts students and fellow
teachers to a passionate


desire tor student success.
She is able to differentiate
her interactions with stu-
dents to meet the needs of
each individual," he added.
"We are fortunate to have
a dedicated paraprofessional
on our staff who engages the
students into meaningful
experiences while maintain-
ing an understanding of indi-
vidual student goals for year-
ly gains.
"I would recommend Ms.
Ransom as a der' fed pro-
fessional who provides serv-
ice to her school and commu-
nity by engaging others in
worthwhile means.," said
Ryan.
Upon receiving her nomi-
nation paperwork, the coun-
ty nominating committee
stated, "It is my pleasure to
present our nominee, Mrs.
Lillian Ransom for the


Florida School-Related 2010
Employee of the Year. Mrs.
Ransom has worked for the
Jefferson County School
System for twelve years.
"Mrs. Ransom has main-
tained exemplary work ethic
and job performance through
her 12 year tenure. Mrs.
Ransom works diligently to
create and enthusiastic ini-
tiative for promoting a desire
of learning with the students
she works with. She provides
a variety of activities and
experiences for the students
to grow academically, social-
ly, and emotionally
"Besides from her duties
as an employee at Jefferson
County Middle High
School, she is very active in
her church and community
She also serves as Financial
Secretary of The Jefferson
County Ministers and
Deacons Union No. 1. In addi-
tion to this she is an officer of
The Jefferson County Choir
Union.
"Mrs. Ransom's students.
parents, teachers and peers
have expressed their grati-
tude about her willingness to
help wherever needed. Mrs.
Ransom's dedication rever-
ence to the field of education
and to the young people's
lives she's touched is a
proven factor that she is a
worthy candidate for the
Florida School Related 2010
Employee of the Year."


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

PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-86-PR
IN RE: The Estate of

ELOIS D. COOPER

Deceased.


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of ELOIS D. COOPER,
deceased, File Number 09-86-PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Jefferson County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Jefferson County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse
Circle, Monticello, FL 32344. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal representatives' attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of
the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE OF THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having
claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
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SPORTS


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Monticello News photos by Fran Hunt, Jan. 29, 2010
The JV Tigers basketball team now stand 12-5 on
the season with three games remaining. The Tigers
team, front row, left to right: Ladarian Smiley, Marvin
Seabrooks,Tre Lewis, Lenorris Footman and Revonte
Robinson; Back row, left to right, Tre Brown, Gene
Noel, Iran Francis, Ramez Nealy and Kenny Madison.

JV TI ERS

STAND iZ!*

ON SEASON
FRAN HUNT said the. JV players have
Monticello News outstanding game aver-
Staff Writer ages for young athletes.
With three games re- Ladarian Smiley av-
maining in the season, erages 13.5 points and 4.2
the JV Jefferson Tigers steals per game.
basketball team now Lenorris Footman
stand with a 12-5 record. averages 10.2 points, 2.2
Coach Jeremy Brown steals, 9 rebounds and 6
., ..- steals per game.
- Ramez Nealy has an
averagee of 12.6 points
'-and 7.3 rebounds per


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game.
Gene Noel has an av-
erage of 9.7 points and 7
rebounds per game.
Kenny Madison- av-
erages 6 points and 12 re-
bounds per game.
The Tigers faced off
against Lincoln Tuesday
and Chiles Thursday
night, but those statis-
tics were not available
before press time. Their
final game of the season
Sis Friday, Feb. 25, against
East Gadsden, 6 p.m.,
here.


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy season statistics
have been released, follow-
ing the 55-54 loss to Bran-
ford Feb. 2 in the final
contest of the season.
As a team, the JV
Warriors hit 145 of 555 at-
tempts (28%) from the
field, 30 of 154 attempts
(19%) from the three-point
zone and 85 of 209 at-
tempts (41%) from the
free-throw line for 465
points. They collected 120
assists, 206 offensive and
274 defensive rebounds for
a total of 480, with 171
block/steals and 279
turnovers.
Bradley Holm hit 6 of
19 attempts (32%) from the
field, 3 of 5 attempts (60%)
from ,the free-throw line
for 15 points, with 1 assist,
10 offensive and 11 defen-
sive rebounds for a total of
21, with 2 block/steals and
3 turnovers.
Tyler Jackson buck-
eted 7 of 36 attempts (19%)
from the field, 7 of 27 at-
tempts (26%) from the
three-point zone and 7 of
10 attempts (70%) from the
free-throw line for 42
points. He had 48 assists, 6
offensive and 23 defensive
rebounds for a total of 29,
with 34 block/steals and 40
turnovers.
Tres Copeland hit 9 of
66 attempts (14%) from the
field, 2 of 17 attempts
(12%) from the three-point
zone,' 14 of 35 attempts
(40%) from the free-throw
line for 38 points, with 17
assists, 9 offensive and 14
defensive rebounds for a
total of 23, with 36
block/steals and 41
turnovers.
Hans Sorensen tar-
geted 36 of 161 attempts
(22%) from the field, 15 of
61 attempts (26%) from the
three-point zone and 25 of
67 attempts (37%) from the
free-throw line for 142
points. He collected 33 as-
sists, 44 offensive and 49
defensive rebounds for a
total of 93, with 49 assists
and 118 turnovers.


Austin Malloy had 1
assist and 2 turnovers.
Trent Roberts buck-
eted 38 of 138 attempts,
(28%) from the field, 1 of 9'
attempts (11%) from the:
three-point zone and 23 of
49 attempts (47%) from the
free-throw line for 102
points. He collected 5 as-'
sists, 84 offensive and 97'
defensive rebounds for a'
total of 181, with 23'
block/steals and 17
turnovers.
Daniel Schadrac
missed 8 from the field,
missed 4 from the free-'
throw line, had 2 offensive
and 4 defensive rebounds,'
1 block/steal and 2
turnovers.
Cody Kelly sank 2 of
11 attempts (18%) from the
field, 4 'of 22 attempts.
.(18%) from the three-point.
zone, missed 2 from the:
free-throw line for 16
points, with 4 assists, 1 of-;
-fensive and 15 defensive'
rebounds, 5 block/steals;
and 15 turnovers.
Jared Jackson netted
34 of 73 attempts (47%)
from the field, 10 of 31 at-:
tempts (320/q) from the,
free-throw line for 78:
points, with 1 assist, 22 of-:
fensive and 36 defensive;
rebounds for a total of 69,:
with 12 block/steals and 15,
turnovers.
Josh Wood hit 6 of 10:
attempts (60%) from the;
field, 1 of 5 attempts (20%):
from the three-point zone;
for 15 points, had 3 assists,;
2 offensive and 5 defensive;
rebounds, 5 blblokY/teals
and 13 turnovers.
Kaleb Wyche buck-:
eted 1 of 12 attempts (8%):
from the field, missed 13;
from the three-point zone;
for 2 points, had 1 assist, 2:
offensive and 5 defensive:
rebound, 1 block/steal and:
4 turnovers.
Sammy Ritter missed:
6 from the field, had 2 as-'
sists, 2 offensive and 1 de-,
fensive rebound, 1:
block/steal and 3;
turnovers.
Cody Ledford targeted;
6 of 112 attempts (55%),
from the field, 2 of 4 at-:
tempts (50%) from the,
free-throw line for 14:
points, had 2 assists, 8 of-:
fensive and 8 defensive re-;
bounds for a total of 16,;
with 2 block/steals and 5;:
turnovers.
Jarrod Turner missed
4 from the field, hit 1 of 2;
attempts (50%) from the
free-throw line'for 1 point,:
had 2 assists, 3 offensive'
and 6 defensive rebounds'
for a total of 9 with 1-
turnover.


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SCHOOL


Kohl' Kids Who Care

Scholarship Nominations

Begin Feb. I
Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Nominations
Begin Feb. Ifor the 2010 Kohl's Kids Who Care
Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages
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older.
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PEGGY W. SEVER HAS A

KNACK FOR KNOWLEDGE


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Peggy R. Sever is the registrar, sub-
stitute coordinator and copy room 4
manager at Aucilla Christian Academy
and she is a woman with an instant
knack for knowledge.
"I oversee all student records, tran-
scripts and database information. I
also arrange substitutes for faculty and
staff in the event of absences, and I
supervise copy room activities," said
Sever.
Her past experience in the field
includes working in an after school/
summer program during her sopho-
more, junior and senior years of high Peggy
school in the school office answering
phones and helping the school secretary with tran-
scripts and records. After graduation she worked at
the Bank of Greenville as a receptionist, teller, loan
teller, and in bookkeeping for 13 years.
Her interest in this career sparks from her love for
children. "I have always enjoyed working with chil-
dren and found that I had a knack for office work," she
said
Sever started working at ACA in March of 1991
driving the Perry bus, and then she started substitut-
ing at the school between bus routes for two years.
Then she was hired to work as a Teacher's Aide in K5
during the day between
bus routes. Sever was the
K5 teacher's aide for one
: year then she moved to K4
Of, as the teacher's aide. She
S worked in K4 for six years.
The following two years,
she was the copy room
- -- manager and K4/K5 PE.
teacher. Then she only
drove the bus and substi-
tuted for the next two
years. Sever have been in
her current position since
July 2004.


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She finds her biggest challenge to be
meeting everyone's needs, students and
teachers, in a timely manner.
"My biggest frustration are people
who do not follow instructions," she
added.
Her main objective this year; "To do
the best job that I can possibly do," said
Sever.
What she looks forward to most this
year is probably the same thing the stu-
dents look forward to; "Spring Break!"
Sever describes herself as being a
kind, generous, giving, loyal, honest
and loving individual, who thrives on
taking care of and helping others. "I am
organized and work well under pres-
sure," she added.


"I hope that I will be remembered by
superiors, co-workers and students as a good friend to
one and all," she added.
Of Sever, ACA Business Manager Cathy Jackson
stated, "Mrs. Peggy is like a second mother to all of our
students. She always is willing to listen to them and
feed them. Our school would not function smoothly
without her."
She was born in Sylvester, GA and lived in
Bridgeboro, GA for the first eight years on her life,
then her family moved to Greenville, FL where she
lived and went to school until she married in 1978, then
the couple moved to Lamont, FL.
"I graduated from Greenville High School in 1978
with honors," said Sever. "I was Salutatorian of my
class and a member of Beta Club. I also did dual
enrollment in my senior year at North Florida
Community College Career and Technical School in
Business and Office Management," she added.
She has been married to Keith Sever of Lamont for
32 years. They have one daughter, Sheri, age 29, who
graduated from ACA in 1998.
Sever's hobbies include reading, going to the
movies, cooking, going to the beach, but most of all
just relaxing with family and friends.
Her favorite Bible verse is: "This is the day which
the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24


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