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Title: The Monticello news
Uniform Title: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Will H. Bulloch
Place of Publication: Monticello Fla
Publication Date: 02/17/2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1903.
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142nd Year No. 7 Wednesday, February 17, 2010 50 46 + 4

Issue Of Landfill Yet To Be Settled

Question Of Liability Still In Air

Monticello News Photo By Laz Aleman, Jan. 7, 2010
Consultant engineer Frank Darabi, who currently holds
the landfill monitoring services contract, speaks with Com-
missioner Hines Boyd following a meeting. Boyd is a vocal
critic of Darabi.




Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Based in part on the
hope that the school dis-
trict will ultimately agree
to the lease of the A-
Building, Clerk of Court
Kirk Reams on Thursday,
Feb. 4, convinced the Jef-
ferson County Commis-
sion to approve an
agreement with a finan-
cial company that will ex-
plore possible funding
sources for transporta-
tion improvements and
the renovation of the his-
toric school building,
among other things.
The agreement with
the Gainesville-based
Morgan Keegan & Com-
pany, Inc., authorizes the
latter to prepare different
possible scenarios to fi-
nance the restoration of
the A-Building and other
public works projects
that the commission may
want to undertake.
In comments by
Ralph W Cellon, senior
vice president of fixed in-
come banking with Kee-
gan & Company, both
before the County Com-
mission and in a letter to
Reams, the possible sce-
narios include refinanc-
ing the outstanding 1992
county road bonds and
refinancing the 1999 jail
"We ran some num-
bers on the refinancing of
Please See Commis-
sioners Page 6A


Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It seems counterintu-
itive to be doing an elections
story in February, given that
qualification isn't until mid
June and that candidates
traditionally haven't an-
nounced for elections until
much later in the season.
But it may be that Prop-
erty Appraiser Angela Gray
set a new local standard in
the last election when she
began her campaign well
over a year in advance.
Whatever the reason,
candidates are now stepping
forward to announce their
intentions much earlier. In-
deed, one of them, Demo-
cratic candidate Betsy
Barfield, has outdone Gray
insofar as the early an-
nouncement of her inten-
tion to seek office.
Barfield, who is seeking
the District 4 County Com-
mission seat, pre-qualified
on March 4, 2009 the earli-
est pre-qualification that
Deputy Elections Supervisor
Lee Davis can remember in
her 12 years in the office.
Gray, by comparison, pre-
qualified in September 2007
for the November 2008 elec-
Scott Goodlin, another
Democratic candidate for
the District 4 County Com-
mission seat, also pre-quali-
fied early, on July 7, 2009.
And another who has

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It appears that although
the civil engineering serv-
ices contract with Preble-
Rish Inc. will come before
county commissioners for
approval on Thursday
evening, Feb. 18, the related
landfill engineer and land-
fill-monitoring services con-
tracts will not.
That, at least, was the
expectation last Wednesday,
when the News spoke with
County Coordinator Roy
Two issues apparently
caused the last-minute with-
drawal of the three con-
tracts from the agenda on
Jan. 21, when commission-
ers were scheduled to ap-

prove them. And while one
of the issues appears has
been resolved, allowing for
the civil engineering serv-
ices contract to proceed, the
contracts for the landfill en-
gineer and landfill monitor-
ing services continue to
experience complications.
The first of the two is-
sues that stalled the awards
of the contracts on Jan. 21
involved the accumulation
of rainwater in several de-
pressions at the closed land-
fill on Tyson Road following
the recent heavy rains. De-
composition and settling of
the buried garbage causes
the depressions, technically
called "differential settle-
ment". Call them what you
Please See Landfill
Page 6A


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pre-qualified early is Ger-
rold Austin, a former City
Councilman who resigned
his office in the last election
to seek a School Board seat.
Austin is seeking the Group
1 City Council seat.
But it's not just new can-
didates and former office-
holders who are
pre-qualifying early; incum-
bents too seem to be getting
in on the act. It used to be an
unspoken rule that incum-
bents typically played it
close to the vest about their
reelection plans, waiting
until qualification time or
very near it before tipping
their hands.
But already, two incum-
bents have pre-qualified for
the coming election. The two
are County Commissioner
Felix "Skeet" Joyner, of Dis-
trict 4, who is seeking a
fourth term; and Commis-
sioner Gene Hall, of District
2, who is seeking a third

term. Both Joyner and Hall
are Democrats.
Pre-qualification estab-
lishes an individual's intent
to seek public office. It al-
lows the individual to ap-
point a campaign manager,
start a campaign account,
solicit campaign contribu-
tions, and alert the public of
the intent to run. It also al-
lows candidates to solicit sig-
natures, if they plan to
qualify by petition, as the
qualifying fees can be pretty
Qualification is when
public office seekers for-
mally sign the loyalty oath
and pay the qualifying fee, if
they have not pre-qualified
by petition. The qualifica-
tion for the coming election
is noon Monday, June 14, to
noon Friday, June 18.
The primary election is
set for Tuesday, Aug. 24; and
Please See Elections
Page 6A

Lawsuit Seeks To Overturn Impact Fees Related Law

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Local officials likely will keep an
eye on a suit filed Wednesday, Feb. 10,
by three statewide organizations and
nine counties challenging impact fees-
related legislation that the plaintiffs
charge is unconstitutional and violates
the separation of powers provision in
Florida' Constitution.
The suit filed by the Florida As-
sociation of Counties, the Florida
League of Cities, the Florida School
Boards Association and Alachua, Col-

lier, Lake, Lee, Levy, Nassau, Pasco,
Sarasota and St. Lucie counties es-
sentially argues that HB 227 (enacted
into law on May 21,2009) shifts the bur-
den of proof to local governments and
heightens the standard of that proof
when impact fees are challenged.
The law further forbids the courts
from applying a deferential standard
in considering the validity of impact
fees adopted by cities and counties.
The deferential standard, the suit
explains, has historically been applied
in two contexts.
"The first is that findings of fact

made by the governing bodies of coun-
ties and cities acting in their legisla-
tive context are entitled to deference
by the courts. The second deferential
standard is that impact fee ordinances,
like all legislative acts, are presumed
to be valid by the courts."
The suit generally alleges that HB-
227, or the Act as it known after codifi-
cation into law, imposes significant
restrictions on the ability of local gov-
ernments to impose impact fees for the
funding of growth-related infrastruc-
ture in the aggregate.
Please See Impact Fees Page 6A

Angel Camacho


Jacob Bembry
A Special From Greene Publishing
A man has registered as a sex of-
fender with a Lamont address.
Angel Camacho registered in
Madison County, listing his address as
163 SW Wolfolk Avenue, Lamont,-FL,
Camacho's qualifying offense is a
lewd and lascivious act upon a child
under 16 years of age.
Camacho is a 6' tall Hispanic male,
who weighs 230 pounds. Identifying
marks include scars on his stomach.
The charges come from Broward
In 2008, Camacho failed to register
as a:sex offender in Broward County.






Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The Jefferson County Commis-
sion is scheduled to hold a workshop
at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, to identify
and allocate the monies that will be
used as incentives to attract new busi-
nesses here and encourage existing
ones to expand.
The workshop is the next logical
step, following the commission's adop-
tion on Jan. 21 of an ordinance whose
sole aim is to spur economic develop-
Prepared by Economic Develop-
ment Director Julie Conley with assis-
tance from Commissioner Stephen
Fulford, the ordinance sets the frame-
work for creation of a program that
awards grants to qualifying busi-
nesses as calculated incentives to pro-
mote development and create jobs.
More specifically, the ordinance
identifies revenues streams for the
program and specifies how the funds
may be used to create additional pay-
rolls and grow the local economy It
also sets eligibility standards for the
funding, establishes a review and eval-
uation process for determining what
businesses qualify, and provides for a
monitoring mechanism to ensure
compliance with the funding require-
ments, among other things.
Some of the stipulations of the in-
centive program are that an applicant
must create no less than five "quality
jobs" within 24 months of the execu-
tion of the grant agreement and that
the jobs provide individual wages
equal to, or exceeding, 70 percent of
Jefferson County' average wage,
which equates to $9.83 hourly or
Please See Workshop Page 6A

1 Section. 16 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-8A Iegals__ 15A
Church 1A-11A Money & Finance 9A
Classifieds 14A Sports 12A-13A
Dining Out 15A Viewpoints 2-3A

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The word "clown" is
an interesting word to
look at. It is not a latinate
word, that is, it does not
come from the Latin and
its daughters, Spanish,
Italian, Portugues,
Rumanian or French.
The word emanates from
one of the anglo or ger-
manic dialects of the
North. It is first used in
the mid 16t century in
various meanings. For
example, "clown" meant,
"A countryman, rustic,
or peasant"; It also signi-
fied an ignorant person,
"implying ignorance,
crassness, or rude man-
ners; a mere rustic, a
boor." With this last
meaning in mind, it was
said that a clown was "a
man without refinement
or culture, uncouth, ill
bred" (OED).
Thus, the meaning
had a negative connota-
tions. The word meant
something bad, not
classy But one addition-
al meaning prevailed
during the 161 century,
that is, "a fool or jester, a
stage-character." And
this is the positive mean-
ing of a clown. Someone
who entertains people,
young and old. Who
makes them laugh and
have a nice time. That
meaning is the one that
is closer to us. With this
said, let me share with

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you, our next activity in
the Library And guess
what? It deals with
clowns in the Library
Believe it or not,
there will be clowns vis-
iting our Public Library
very soon. You might
ask: How do clowns fit
into the Library? The
answer is: they are found
in books everywhere.
But these clowns come
straight from Mexico.
Yes, Mexican clowns
with all their costumes,
adornments, colors and
gadgets. They will be
reading from children's
books, giving out gifts
and candy to children
and performing various
tricks and skits. Who
ever thought that
Clowns come only from
the USA or Europe? Of
course not, they 'also
come from Mexico with
a zesty flavor all of their
With this library
activity the children will
be so happy to see and
hear what Mexican
clowns can do. The
clowns will speak .in
both English and
Spanish and this, no
doubt, will be of great
interest to everyone.
They will present mini-
lessons for children and
they will interact with
them. They will narrate
stories and legends from

Mexico. They will read
from children's books.
And they will do many
things, things that
clowns always do: make
people laugh. The name
of this group is called:
Royito and Tin Tin
(Clown Performance).
The activity will take
place on February 25th
from 10:00 a.m. to 12
noon in our Conference
Room. Everyone is invit-
ed to attend, young and
old. We want this treat to
be something special for
the entire community,
especially for our chil-
dren. So we are inviting
everyone to attend.
Refreshments will be
served. Come and join

There will be a very
important meeting tak-
ing place on February
18h' at the Courthouse
Annex. It will be a regu-
lar commissioners
nieeting that will dis-
cuss among other
things, the future of
The Library Director
Position, that's me. IL
call on the entire comr-
munity to be there to
support the Library;
and all that it has been
doing during the year.
Thank you and May
God Bless You.
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Top 4'" grade graduates from the Jefferson Elementary School during
the 1993 school year. From left to right: Assistant Principal Mary Newell.
Matt Henderston,Tia Saffo. and Principal Bill McRae.


EMERALD GREENE Advertisement is Monday at 5:00
p.m. for Wednesday's paper, and f .

The modern urban

slang phrase "Oh,

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originated in 18th

Century London.

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

My Take On Obama's State

Of The Union Address

Dear Editor
My thanks to Mr.
Pouliotte and his insight-
ful synopsis of the Obama
State of the Union
Address, and my appreci-
ation for his apparent suc-
cess in listening to the
entire speech: I personally
am incapable of enduring
the ranting of an egoma-
niacal con man,. without
bashing my head against
hard objects to neutralize
my frustration. What I
observed in overall tone of
the speech was an arro-
gant immature angry
individual, who has now
resorted to blaming every-
one from George Bush,
the congress, the supreme
court, and in essence the
majority of Americans
who can finally see
through his facade of
propaganda and flat out
lies, perpetrated' on this
country when they were
sincerely looking for
answers to the many prob-
lems now facing us. Let's
keep a proper perspective
as we face these problems,
that we remain the most
blessed country on the
face of this planet. These
liars always embellish the
problems to create a panic
among the people, and
present themselves as our
saviors. Well, the truth
may hurt but most of you
bought into it. Well now
we have a real problem,
with the outright takeover
by -the Federal
Government, of our free
enterprise system, if
Obama gets his and his
minions way Let's stop
beating around the bush
and call this man for what

he is.
Obama spent' his
entire life being mentored
by the likes of radical
Muslims Louis Wright
and Louis Farrahkan. Of
course he has told us he
was oblivious to their
hateful anti-American
rhetoric, and even calls
himself a Christian. If he
had called himself the
"tooth fairy" our astute
American press would not
have even questioned the
veracity of his claims.
Lets look at just a few
facts: Obama would not
even salute the flag, until
outside pressure con-
vinced him to do so. He is
only now reluctantly
admitting we are at war
with radical Muslims. He
continues to refuse t9
present the evidence that
he is an American citizen.
This small detail happens
to be one of the criteria's
in the Constitution, which
normally eliminates one
from consideration to
become the president of
the United States of
America. Arnold
Swarznegger cannot run
for president due to this
"minor detail". Based on
this evidence alone one
might conclude this presi-
dent is a radical Muslim,
bent on Jihad against this
country, they would be
called an extremist, or
much worse. I will not say
this because my friend
Kate would admonish me
to think clearly I can only
say that if it walks like a
duck, etc. it's probably a
duck. Even more alarm-
ing is this guy's recent dis-
dain for the law by bla-

tantly paying off two sen-
ators in order to get his
healthcare reform passed.
This is normally called
extortion, yet in
Obamaland it is called
smart politics. I can only
imagine if Bush or any
other Republican had
done the same, the majori-
ty of the American press
would be screaming for
impeachment. This presi-
dent has no intention of
abiding by the
Constitution of the
United States of America.
Our Constitution is in
existence to protect us
from such an administra-
tion as this. I also caution
those who believe Obama
will not be elected again.
The latest polls show a 48
percent approval rating
for Obama. With Acorn
and their splinter groups
still very active, anything
can happen. Acorns elec-
toral crimes on the last
election will probably
never be fully brought to
light. Suffice to say the,
legitimacy of Obama's
victory is suspect at the
very least. I have said this
before, that until our
politicians are pressured
enough to follow our
Constitution, we will con-
tinue to drift toward obliv-
ion. It's not the economy
or healthcare or anything
else it's the Constitution.
Until then, as a Christian
I.am required in the Bible
to pray for these people.
To be honest, this is a very
difficult thing for me.

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Serafin Director
uJefferston!iotOI c Library

Guest Columnist

Publlsher/Uwner Wednesday at 5 p.m. for Friday's
LAZARO ALEMAN -h, ., ,,,, .,,
Senior Staff Writer
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By: Debbie Snapp
Monticello News
Staff' Iruer

Meet Your


Stephanie Alday

Stephanie Alday was born and raised
in Jefferson County. She's 15-years-old, .
and an eighth-grade student at Jefferson
County Middle/High School. She plans a
career in nursing after her schooling. Her
hobbies include hanging out with her -
friends and enjoying the camaraderie at
Starducks Espresso in downtown Monti-
cello. She's a country music fan of Mi- ;:, 4.
randa Lambert, and her favorite movie is
Sweet Home Alabama. She has two dogs, -
Hunter and BT. She is the daughter of
Greta Johnson and Gary Alday.

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

Is Monticello Business Friendly?

Dear Editor
I would like to
'address the businesses
I in downtown Monticello
Swho have aligned them-
selves against the
Monticello News, regard-
ing their facilitation of
The Wharf Express in
Sheir parking lot on

fEnough I

O)ear Editor,

Friday. First of all I
should say that my per-
sonal opinion is support-
ive of the Monticello
News. I base this on the
personal integrity of the
owner and staff to fairly
communicate the news
of Jefferson County. You
definitely will not find

s Enough

I could not help but notice your recent articles
about the ever-increasing "electric and energy" cost
to consumers. I have lived in several different states,
where meters are read on a regular basis, such as
Southern California, (one of the most expensive
regions of the country,) yet never have I seen bills
average as high as I have seen here in North
Florida. Personally, as mentioned in previous arti-
cles, despite cutting down actual usage, or switching
_he thermostat to a lower setting, and running floor
,fans (instead of air conditioning,) the average usage
*ttill being charted as increasing on the electric com-
ipany's end. I believe this is being done to people for
1 wo reasons... first, as the economy fell into reces-
:sion, companies increased cost to cover losses over
-.bad business decisions. Second, although they
i already have millions of dollars, they decline to fund
their own "improvement" projects, like Progress
Energy's new plant proposed in Central Florida. So
-they get the consumer to do it by "estimating the
bill" at a much higher rate. Historically, "estima-
tion," and not actual usage, being billed to con-
'umers has been highly looked down upon by the
federal l Energy Commission. Case and Point, the
San Diego Gas and Electric Company a few years
back was found to be doing the same, and was judi-
,'ially ordered to repay several million dollars to
consumers. While I realize the cost of goods gradu-
,lly increases to match the cost of living, I do not
believe charging almost exactly DOUBLE the actual
.usage, and calling it a "Fuel Charge," or rubbing
-ones chin and guessing that in a single wide mobile
home (I use more electricity than a two-story town
-home in Temecula.Wine Country) is morally right,
,correct, or ethical. Maybe, its time people actually
--read their bills charge by charge, and let them
know... "Enough is Enough!"
J{vin a VG a

:1. System of numbering
'6. Ampere
,9. Cloud above race-
!13. It surrounds lagoon?
j14. *Tabasco sauce and
booze are found here
,15. Bolshevik
16. *Chopped, as in pep-
|17. Tolstoy or DiCaprio
18. Point of sacrifice
!19. Plump
1121. Voting document
23. Prefix meaning
wrongful or bad
424. Whipping mark
f25. NHL's rival, 1972-
28. Time past
!30. *Spray or spice
T'35. Short for radians
37. Nun's skullcap
S39. House pest
40. Backward arrow
.command on computer

41. *The other ingredi-
ent in little girls
43. At the proper time
44. Middays
46. Via
47. Grand
48. *Spicy castaway on
"Gilligan's Island"
50. Not permanent, as in
work position
52. "He and drank
the precious Words..."
53. Elton John's "
55. Container, often
used with "trash"
57. Oil often used in
skin care products
60. *Garam or
63. a.k.a. Beijing
64. Put to the test
66. Works hard
68. People of Arabian
69. 252-gallon cask
70. Opposite of alpha
71. Type of terrier
72. An affirmative
73. Linear particle
accelerator, for short

this in the majority of
the newspapers in this
country Try reading the
Tallahassee "Liberal"
Democrat as I did for a
couple years. This how-
ever is not the point of
this letter. First of all
allow me to state I am
fully aware of the ongo-
ing struggle for all the
businesses in downtown
Monticello. I would add
that I have eaten at most
of them. The area of con-
cern is that you have set
your sights on what you
mistakenly perceive as
the Monticello News

being the enemy in all
this. The Wharf Express
is also not the enemy It
is a proven fact that hav-
ing diversification of
cuisine is a positive situ-
ation. Witness the suc-
cess of malls, as people
can go as a group and
select from a variety of
foods. The problem in
Monticello is not that we
have too many eateries
and/or businesses, but
rather far too little choic-
es, and availability of
merchandise. Why else
would the majority of
people who live here,

shop in Tallahassee.
What you should be
doing is organizing and
pointing both your bar-
rels in the direction of
the true culprits, that
being the leadership of
this city, which is every-
thing but business
friendly This leadership
is easily the most busi-
ness unfriendly environ-
ment I have ever wit-
nessed. What it's going
to take is the courage to
go against these people,
who are really just pup-
pets for the real people
who control this county

That part makes it very
difficult, when the real
powers to be seem to be
hell-bent on eliminating
businesses in this town
altogether. The bottom
line is if our politicians
and appointed officials
are not doing everything
in their power to build a
positive business cli-
mate, then they have
totally failed in serving
this community Very
simply more businesses
translates into More
Thank You
ctawMniV tcW-egf


Monticello News
Staff Writer
Lavonte Smith, 18, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested Feb. 5 and
charged with with of
attachment for failure
to pay court cost. Bond
was set at $365 and he
bonded out of jail the
following day.
John Robert
Whittaker, 21, of
Monticello, was arrest-
ed Feb. 5 and charged
with possession of mar-
ijuana less than 20
grams. Bond was set at
$500 and he bonded out
of jail the same day.
Travis James Gray,
19, of Jefferson County,
was arrested Feb. 5 and
charged with driving


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while license suspended
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of cannabis less than 20
grams; and possession
of paraphernalia. A
total bond of $1,500 was
set and he bonded out of
jail the following day.
Vivian Diane
Johnson, 52, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested Feb. 5 and
charged with violation
of probation on the
charge of burglary of a
dwelling; violation of
probation on the charge
of possession of a
firearm by a convicted
felon; and violation of
probation on the charge
of grand theft.
Jarvis Morel
Proctor, 21, of Jefferson
County, was arrested
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bonded out of jail the
following day.
Thomas Troy
Arrington, 39, of
Daytona Beach, FL, was
arrested Feb. 6 and
charged with disorderly
intoxication. Bond was
set at $250 and he
remained in the county
jail Feb. 11.
Justin Devane
Vallencourt, 26, of
Merritt Island, FL, was
arrested Feb. 6 and
charged with dealing in
stolen property, resist-
ing an law enforcement
officer without violence
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Brevard County war-
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Leo Jones, Jr.,
27, of Monticello, was
arrested Feb. 6 and
charged with disorderly
intoxication and crimi-
nal mischief. Bond was
withheld and he
remained in the county
jail Feb. 11.
Shantay Fishburn,
20, of Jefferson County,
was sentenced in court
Feb. 8 on the charge of
possession/sale of a
controlled substance, to
serve 90 days in the
county jail; three years
of drug offender proba-
tion with curfew; 'and
ordered to pay court,
prosecution and investi-
gation costs.
Donald Maurice
Carr, 29, of Lamont, was
sentenced in court Feb.
8 on the charge of pos-
session/sale of a con-
trolled substance, to
serve 60 days in the
county jail; three years
of felony drug offender
probation with curfew;
and ordered to pay
court, prosecution and
investigation costs.
Marvin Jasper
Moore, 41, of Jefferson
County, was arrested
Feb. 9 and charged with
violation of probation
on the charge of assault.
He was released on his
own recognizance the
same day.
Brandy Ann
Amador, 32, of
Monticello, was arrest-
ed Feb. 9 and charged
with possession of
cocaine and possession
of paraphernalia. A
total bond of $5,000 was
set and she bonded out
of jail the same day.
A juvenile was
arrested Feb. 9 and
charged with violation
of probation on the
charge of burglary of
on unoccupied dwelling
and violation of proba-
tion on the charge of
vehicle theft, grand
theft motor vehicle. The
juvenile was turned
over to family members

the same day.


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Atlanta, GA, was arrest-
ed Feb. 10 and charged
with no valid driver's
license and driving
under the influence. A
total bond of $600 was
set and he bonded out of
jail the following day.
Kelvin Carl Salters,
23, of Monticello, was
arrested Feb. 11 and
charged with possession
of cannabis less then.20
grams and possession of
paraphernalia. A total
bond of $1,000 was set
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
A pair of good-hearted
young rollerbladers and
their two-person crew fol-
lowing behind them in a
large motor home as they
began their cross-country
trek, passed through
Monticello Monday after-
noon as they had already
begun their mission to
raise $1,000,000 for
Huntington's Disease
Society of America and
Leukemia & Lymphoma
The pair drove to
Florida from New York and
began their journey Feb. 1
from St. Augustine to San
Diego CA. The name of
their non-profit group is In
Motion For a Million,
which takes active steps
toward the greater good of
health and humanity. "We
strive to be a positive con-
tributor toward various
established and well-
known charities, while
simultaneously encourag-
ing our fellow human
beings to partake in the
exhilarating world of phys-
ical fitness," said 28-year
old Steven Feigenbaum,
athlete, adventurer, educa-
tor, and co-founder of In
Motion For a Million.
Feigenbaum was born
in 1982 and grew up in East
Windsor, NJ. Involved in
athletics and adventures
ever since he could walk,
he harbors a strong belief
that the mind and the body
work with each other and
for each other. Always a
person who would rather
play than watch,
Feigenbaum has turned his
energy into positive contri-
butions toward various
charities, namely
Huntington's Disease
Society of America
("HDSA"). Throughout the
past decade, he has been
actively involved in HDSA's
various basketball "Hoop-
a-thons", "Variedy" shows,
and independent fund-rais-
ing sports tournaments.
His involvement with
HDSA is both deeply rooted
and close to his heart. In
2005, after a ten-year fight,
his Aunt Brenda, who was
like a mother to him,
passed away due to compli-
cations from Huntington's
Disease. However, the fight
did not end there. Because
HD is genetic, Brenda's two
daughters, Feigenbaum's
cousins, both have a 50 per-

cent chance of acquiring
the disease. Thus, he
spends much of his free
time working for HDSA
fundraising and aware-
ness. It is his hope that his
family, and all "HD fami-
lies", will soon be forever
freed from the grips of this
terrible disease.
In 2008, Feigenbaum
decided to create his own
charity. With the collabora-
tion of good friend and ath-
letic teammate, 30-year old
Dan Bowen, he formed "In
Motion For a Million" in
August of 2008. Fueled by a
passion and enthusiasm
for health and humanity,
the team is thrilled to be
"in motion" for many great
Feigenbaum believes
that "It's too late now" are
the four worst words in the
English language. "Get out
there, live your dreams,
and make a difference,
today!" is his philosophy.
"The thing you have to
remember about a trek like
this is you're not going to
go in knowing everything
and you don't want to know
everything. Where's the
fun in that," said
Bowen is an
endurance athlete, adven-
turer, and co-founder of In
Motion For A Million. He is
a native New Yorker, born
in Manhattan in 1980.
Name a sport, Bowen has
either played it or can't
wait to give it a shot. His
passion for ice hockey
spilled onto the streets at
an early age, and it was not
long before Bowen was
more comfortable on eight
wheels than in two sneak-
ers. Rollerblading both
challenged him physically
and united him with the
people around him. In
August of 2008, when
Feigenbaum proposed a
cross-country rollerblad-
ing trek, he did not think
In 1985 his beloved
mother, Valerie passed
away from Hodgkin
Lymphoma, a cancer that
originates in the lymphatic
system. Rollerblading for
the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society
("LLS"), he is in line with
this powerful charity's
core desire to find the cure
and improve the quality of
life for patients and their
"I believe that a few
people doing a lot is like

putting a band-aid on a
major issue, while every-
one doing a little will
always carry the day," he
said. Bowen sees In Motion
For A Million as an oppor-
tunity for everyone to work
together and make a differ-
"Think you can, think
you can't; either way, you'll
be right," he added. Bowen
had no idea the trek would
start off so well. "People
just seem to be coming out
of the woodwork. Not only
are people wanting to sup-
port us and donate, but
there are people who have
been affected by the dis-
eases we are fighting for
who want to share their
stories. We had breakfast
yesterday morning with a
couple who lost their son to
Leukemia. I cannot fathom
their pain but I know that I
can and will do whatever I
can to help bring aware-
ness and extremely neces-
sary funding to this horri-
ble disease."
The motor home driv-
er, Phil Repadi, 39, also of
New York, serves as the
team driver/supervisor.
He joined this trek in mem-
ory of his close friend,
Elizabeth, who at the age of
34 passed away from
leukemia. "That's who's
really with me on this
trip," he added.
"Phil has to have a
very high focus level at all
times," said Bowen. "He
has to handle this big
motor home traveling at
about 10 miles per. hour
and has to be ready to stop
on a dime in case one of us
fall or something."
Julie Horvath-Krol,
serves as the official
"truck mom" to the trio.
She prepares meals and
when the pair takes a
break, she sees that each
gets hand made protein
shakes made of a combina-
tion of blueberries, straw-
berries, bananas, whey
protein, five raw eggs, oat-
meal, peanut butter,
almond butter, and some-
times real almonds added,
as soon as they begin their
"I have six children
and my children and the
guys are friends, so when I
heard that there was an
opportunity to donate time
on this trek, I was thrilled
to be able to do it," said
Horvath-Krol. She added
that she embarked on the
trek in memory of her





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The team of In Motion for A Million, are left to right, driver/supervisor Phil Repadi,
co-founders/rollerbladers Steve Feigenbaum and Dan Bowen, and "truck mom" Julie


younger brother who
passed away from cancer.
"Having Julie along is
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said Feigenbaum. "We
have to focus on our bodies
and making 50 miles, but
she focuses on the other
things for us. She plays
mom and assures that we
get the daily calorie intake
of 10,000 calories per day to
keep up our performance
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pares our protein shakes
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sages and adjusts our
backs before we start after
each break," he added.
"This trip doesn't hap-
pen without all of us," said
Bowen. "We rely on Phil
and Julie to take care of
everything while we focus
on our goal. Steve wouldn't
have done this alone and
neither would I."
Feigenbaum and
Bowen have been averag-
ing about 50 miles per day,
despite some very
inclement weather.
"Tuesday (Feb. 2) we didn't
think we would travel 50
miles and I didn't know
how we were going to make
it," he said. "But we made
good time, despite the fact
that by the time we got out-
side of Gainesville, it was

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Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Feb.9, 2010
Co-founders of In Motion For A Million and
rollerbladers, Dan Bowen, left, and Steve Feigenbaum
smile for the camera near the courthouse, while taking
a brief break from their cross-country trek to raise funds
for Huntington's Disease Society of America and
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

raining cats and dogs." He
estimated that it would
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from the beginning of their
quest to reach their goal;
"Give or take a day or so."
Bowen spoke briefly of
their trek experiences
within their week on the
road; "People have been so
nice. They honk their car
horns and wave as they
drive by and there was one
lady who stopped and
shared her story with us
about her daughter being a
survivor of Hodgkin
Lymphoma and how she
lost her grandfather to
Leukemia. The media has
also been very helpful at
getting the word out for our
cause." In the first week of
their trek, the team has
raised approximately
$3,000 toward the cause.
The motor home, uti-
lized by the group, was
donated by Ken Rofness of
Show me The Money Bus
Tour and Add 2 Action;
Rollerblade donated the
team their skates, knee,
elbow and wrist pads,
shirts, helmets and addi-
tional equipment; and
donated the maps high-
lighting bicycle routes to
use for their safety.
"It will be most awe-
some to finish this trip,"
said Feigenbaum. "But
what is most important are
the two diseases we are
doing this for."
"They are good guys,"
added Horvath-Krol.
"They are heroes."
After stopping for a
brief break and lunch in
Monticello, Horvath-Krol
prepared the rollerblading
duo their protein shakes
and after they ate, she mas-
saged their backs, shoul-
ders, and adjusted their
backs. They strapped their
rollerblades back on, said
their goodbyes to locals
and embarked on their
journey toward
There are three ways
to make a donation toward
In Motion For a Million,
online, by mail, and in per-
son. Note that your dona-
tion will be divided equally
between the two charities.
To donate and get further
information go to
http://www.inmo tion-
foramillion.org/ and to
become a fan, go to
www.facebook.com and
type in the search field, In
Motion For A Million

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:Country Dinner 5 to 7
Sp.m. Thursday at the
Monticello Woman's club-
house, 990 East Pearl
Street. This traditional
dinner will include a
chicken and rice and
smoked sausage meal, a
variety of pies for
dessert, and a selection of
soft drinks. The cost is $8
adults and $4 children.
Dine in, or take out will
be available. All funds
raised by the MWC stay
in the Jefferson County
SThe Savvy Senior month-
ly outreach program,
sponsored by Capital
Health Plan, will begin at
noon on. the third
Thursday at the
Monticello Opera House.
.This free monthly pro-
gram is for older adults
who want to learn more
about creating and main-
taining healthy, happy,
and active lifestyles.
Bring a bag lunch. The
program "Arthritis: med-
ical and lifestyle treat-
ments to cope with the
aches and pains" will be
presented by Kristi Reese,
MD and hosted by Anna
Johnson Riedel. For more
information about this
program and to make
.reservations call 850-523-
7333. Some things get bet-
Ster with age.
SYou may qualify for assis-
tance from Capital Area
Community Action
Agency Call Pat Hall or
Melissa. Wvatson .t 997'
8231 for additional infor-
mation. They can tell you
what services are cur-
rently being provided.
SCACAA will be working 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third
Thursday at the First
Baptist Church of Lloyd.
The Tallahassee
Automobile Museum will
offer "Florida History" 5
to 8 p.m. on the third
Thursday of each month.
Call 942-0137 for more
information and direc-
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.
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Thursday at the
Christ Episcopal Church
annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129 or 997-
Rotary meets 12 p.m.
every Friday at the
Chamber for lunch and a
meeting with a program
and speaker. Contact the
Chamber at 997-5552 for
more information.
Lose weight for your
health at Restored Glory
Christian Center, 1287
South Jefferson Street, in
the Winn Dixie plaza, 5:30
to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Contact Pastor Eddie Yon
at 997-0253 for more infor-
The WILD Bookmobile
will be in the area on
Friday at the CARE
Charter School 1 to 2:30
p.m.; Jefferson Arms
Apartments 2:30 to 3:30
p.m.; and Lamont
Chevron Fast Track.5 to
6:30 p.m. under'the big
oak tree across the street.
Contact Jamie Fowler at
556-1556 for more infor-
26 AND 27
"Sex Please, We're Sixty,"
a comedy play in a dinner
theater setting, will be
performed 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday at the
Monticello Opera House.
If you'd like to have din-
'nei' before' seeing the
farce Sex Please, We're
Sixty, the menu is mani-
cotti with homemade
marinara sauce and
Italian sausage, a fresh
green salad, sauteed veg-
etables and cake for
dessert. Doors open at
6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7
p.m. Reservations are
needed for dinner, but you

may purchase tickets, at
the door for the show
only For reservations and
information call 997-4242.
The Dixie Community
Center will sponsor the
Opry every fist and third
Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Each Saturday will fea-
ture a different band. For
more information and
directions contact
Kenneth Price at 229-263-
7231 or 229-263-7383.
Girl Scouting is fun, and
builds girls of courage,
confidence, and charac-
ter, who make the world a
better place. Join Junior
Troop 150, girl's ages 8 to'
12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
on the first and third
Saturday of each month
at the Greenville United
Methodist Church to
learn more about Girl
Scouts. For more infor-
mation contact co-leaders
Janice and Sean Carson
at 948-6901 or contact the
Girl Scout Council of the
Florida Panhandle, at 386-
"Sex Please, We're Sixty,"
a comedy play in a dinner
theater setting, will be
performed 2 p.m. p.m.
Sunday at the Monticello
Opera House. If you'd
like to have lunch before
seeing the farce Sex
Please, We're Sixty, the
menu 'is manicotti with
homemade marinara
sauce and Italian
sausage, a fresh green
salad, sauteed vegetables
and cake for dessert.
Dinner is at 12:30 p.m.
Reservations are needed
for lunch, but you may
purchase tickets at the
door for the show only
For reservations and
information call 997-4242,
or mopera-
Masonic Lodge #5 meets

6:30 p.m. for a light meal
and 7:30 p.m. for a meet-
ing and program on the
second and fourth
Monday of tho month at
the Hiram Masonic
Lodge, 235 Olive Street in
Monticello. Contact Roy
Faglie at 933-2938 for
more information.
Martin Luther King
Community Center meets
6 p.m. on the last Monday
of each month at the
MLK Center. Contact
Charles Parrish at 997-
3760 for more informa-
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at the Eagles
Nest on South Water
Street. For more informa-
tion, contact Scout
Leader Paul Wittig at 997-
1727 or 997-3169.
AA women's meetings
are held 6:45 p.m.
Monday; AA and Al-
Anon meetings are held 8
p.m. at the Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street.
For more information,
call 997-2129 or 997-1955.
AA meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at Waukeenah
United Methodist Church
for fellowship; the meet-
ing is open to all. For
more information, con-
tact Rev. Ralph
Wrightstone at 997-2171.
AA classes are held every
Tuesday at 8 p.m. for
those seeking help. 'The
classes are held at 1599
Springhollow Road in the

Harvest Christian
Center. Contact Marvin
Graham at 212-7669 for
more information.
Overeaters Anonymous
will meet 7 p.m. on
Tuesday at Waukeenah
United Methodist
Church. This is a free
group meeting and is
open to the public. For
more information con-
tact the church at 997-
Taoist Tai Chi Beginner
Class every Tuesday 7:00
to 8:30 p.m. at Christ
Episcopal Church fellow-
ship hall, 425 North
Cherry Street in
Monticello. Improve your
health, balance, and flexi-
bility with no special
physical requirements.
All ages are welcome. For
more information con-
tact 850-224-5438.

February 23
Silver Dome Chapter of
the American Business
Women's Association
meets 6 p.m. on the fourth
Tuesday of the month for
dinner and a program.
Contact Vann Holmes at
adams731@aol.com for
more information.

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will, the Florida
Department of
Protection (FDEP)
requires that such
depressions be eliminat-
ed, along with the result-
ing surface ponding of
The question that
immediately arose upon
discovery of the depres-
sions and that Schleicher
believes has now been
satisfactorily answered
was, whose responsibili-
ty would the correction
of the depressions be if a
new contract was award-
ed? In an abundance of
caution, commissioners
Commissioner Hines
Boyd wanted to ascer-
tain that the responsibili-
ty fell squarely on the
current contractor,
Darabi and Associates.
Schleicher said last
Wednesday that he had
in-hand a letter from
Darabi accepting full
responsibility for correc-
tion of the depressions,
which the latter acknowl-
edged had occurred on
his watch.
What did the landfill
situation have to do with
the awarding of the con-
tract for the civil engi-
neering services?
Nothing really,
Schleicher averred.
Except that Darabi is cur-
rently both the county's
civil and landfill engi-
neer, and commissioners
- again in an abundance
of caution didn't want
to change anything with-
out clarity of resppnsibil-
ity on the landfill issue,
he explained.
But now that issue
seemed resolved, it was
his belief that the civil
engineer services con-
tract would be executed
Feb. 18, he said.
Not so for landfill

engineering services and
landfill monitoring serv-
ices contracts, which
appear mired in ambigui-
The issue here is a
problem that has devel-
oped with task 3 of the
landfill-monitoring serv-
ices contract, which spe-
cific task the commission
tentatively awarded to
Restoration Assistance,
Inc. (RAI), on Jan. 7,
based on its low bid of
The commission, in
fact, divided the landfill
monitoring, services con-
tract into three parts,
awarding tasks 1 and 2 to
Darabi & Associates and
task 3 to RAI. But it was
the representation of
Schleicher, Solid Waste
Department Director
Beth Thorne and RAI
President Dean Gordon
last Wednesday that a
sticking point had devel-
oped when the two par-
ties sat down to negotiate
the specifics of the con-
tract. That sticking point
is essentially a difference
of interpretation
between RAI and county
officials as to what exact-
ly task 3 calls for.
County officials'
position is that task 3
calls for the contractor to
assume full liability for
any mishap-that may
occur as a result of the
latter's work, which
involves grounds mainte-
nance, such mowing and
tree removal, and upkeep
of the methane vent
wells and groundwater
monitoring wells at the
site. (Tasks 1 and 2 entail
the testing and monitor-
ing of the gases and
groundwater and surface
water at the site, which
Darabi & Associates is to
Gordon maintains
that the language of the

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Request for Proposal
(RFP) did not contain a
requirement for unlimit-
ed liability; otherwise, he
would have bid a higher
price. He makes the point
that two other of the four
.contractors who bid on
task 3 were within $5,400
and $9,228 of his bid,
which he interprets to
mean that they also
understood the liability
to be limited. The excep-
tion was Darabi &
Associates, which
presently holds the con-
tract and which bid
$156,770 for task 3, a dif-
ference of $129,770 over
The issue of unlimit-
ed liability, and who
assumes that liability in
the event of a catastroph-
ic event at the landfill, is
one that has been at the
crux of the landfill
debate since the issue
first surfaced more than
six months ago. Darabi
maintains that he
presently. assumes
unlimited liability for
anything that may go
wrong at the landfill, a
consideration that goes
into his pricing calcula-
tions and that partly
explains his $17,950
monthly charge, which
amounts to $215,400
This argument,
which at least three com-
missioners strongly sup-
port, is that absent total
assumption of liability
by the engineer, the coun-
ty stands exposed and
vulnerable. It' an argu-
ment that apparently
continues to reverberate.
The counterargu-
ment is one posed by
Boyd, a critic of the pres-
ent arrangement and the
strongest advocate for
change of the contractor.
Boyd argues that the
risks of a catastrophic
occurrence at the landfill
are exaggerated, and
moreover, that if one
were to occur, no engi-
neer is going to hold the
county harmless, no mat-
ter whatever claims are
made to the contrary
It's an issue that has
become invested with
emotion on both sides
and that involves person-
al, political and philo-
sophical differences, as
well as questions of
trust, loyalty and other
unquantifiable consider-
It's also an issue that
county officials have
been wrestling with
going on seven months
now and that continues
to elude a resolution.
Schleicher offered on
Wednesday that in the
event that the differences
with RAI cannot be
resolved on task 3, the
alternatives were to pro-
ceed to the next lowest
bidder on the list or re-
advertise the contract

It furthers argues
that the Senate failed to
attain the required two-
thirds. majority to
approve the measure,
which in effect invali-
dates the Act.
Count 1 of the suit
argues that the Florida
Constitution exclusively
reserves to the Supreme
Court the right to adopt
the rules of practices
and procedures in all
state courts and that the
only way that the
Legislature can consti-
tutibnally amend the
court rules on practice
and procedures is by a
2/3 vote, which the
Senate failed to do.
Count 2 argues that
the basis of the deferen-
tial standard, which the
Act seeks to eliminate,
derives from the sepa-
ration of powers
among the executive,
legislative and judicial
branches of govern-

ment, as provided in
the Florida
"Each branch of
government is a sepa-
rate but equal unit of
government," the com-
plaint argues. "The
deference to be applied
between the respective
branches of govern-
ment is based upon
this separation of
power... In the exercise
of their constitutional
and statutory home
rule powers, a county
or municipal ordi-
nance is a legislative
act entitled to the same
separation of powers
protections as a special
act or general law
enacted by the
Count 3 challenges
the constitutionality of
the Act, as it essential-
ly constitutes an
unfunded mandate in
that it requires local


the 1992 bond without
increasing the debt serv-
ice by extending the debt
length but not the
amount of the pay-
ments," Cellon said. "We
worked out the jail bond
and came up with $1 mil-
lion. We also prepared a
third set of numbers if
you impose an addition-
al gas tax., It's a good
time to do it. You can
save a lot of money by
doing some refinancing
In the letter to
Reams, Cellon was more
specific. He proposed
three financing scenar-
ios for transportation
improvements that he
said would keep the debt
service at about $305,000
annually the same as


$20,447 annually
Amounts of the job
development incentives
range between $500 and
$2,000 depending on
the job's salary in rela-
tion to the county
adjusted wage and other
factors and may be
provided in the form of
offsets or direct pay-
The other form of

1992 and that would
raise $1,870,000 or
$3,360,000 or $4,154,000,
depending on whether
the final maturity of the
reissued bonds ,was
extended out eight, 18 or
28 years respectively
"Obviously, addi-
tional new money could
be raised if the county
desired to increase the
present annual debt
service," Cellon wrote.
In the letter also, he
offered other monies
that could be raised by
the refinancing of the
jail bonds, of which
$2,255,000 remains out-
Cellon praised
Reams to commission-
"I've been impressed

incentive is based on
specific levels of capital
investment that a com-
pany makes in
Jefferson County in
terms of buildings, fix-
tures and improve-
ments to real property
and personal tangible
property, excluding
The stipulated rate
for capital incentives is

governments to expend
money to assume addi-
tional burdens of proof
that were nonexistent
prior to adoption of
the provision.
Count 4 challenges
the constitutionality of
the Act, arguing that
the effect of the Act is
to substantially reduce
the ability of cities and
counties to impose and
collect impact fees and
thus places significant
restrictions on their
ability to raise rev-
enues in the aggregate.
Moreover, the provi-
sion was not adopted
by a 2/3 majority of the
Senate as required.
The suit asks the
court to find the Act
unconstitutional and
invalidate it.
Jefferson County
currently has four
impact fees on the
books, two of which
are dormant.

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with the new clerk,"
Cellon said, adding that
he had proposed similar
refunding opportunities
to the previous clerk and
had also brought them to
the board's attention on
numerous occasions
during the last seven
years without any suc-
"I'm impressed with
Kirk's aggressiveness,"
Cellon said.
Any lingering reser-
vations that commis-
sioners may have had
were satisfied when
Reams assured the board .
that the county wouldn'tI
incur any cost for the
service. The county
would only incur a cost
if it decided to reissue
the bonds, he said.

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$1,000 per $100,000 of
real and personal tangi-
ble property value that
is added to the tax roll.
Capital improvement
incentives are paid in
the form of ad-valorem
tax credits after verifi-
cation of added value to
the tax rolls.
For more informa-
tion on the program,
call Conley at 997-7999.

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Pancakes And A Movie

I A Private
S Ceremony
and exchang-
ing of vows
was held for,
Bartley and
A N Faircloth of 4.
<, MontiQello,
FL. on
Day, Sunday,
I February 14,
The wed-
ding took place
at 1 p.m. in the gazebo at Jordan Memorial Park on East Pearl
Street in downtown Monticello.
Brenda Sorensen officiated the ceremony; Best-man was
Scott Nagy; and Matron of Honor was Sandy Nagy
They honeymooned in Nassau, Bahamas. The couple will
continue to reside in Monticello.



Monticello News
Staff Writer
Local favorites, "Low'
Flying Planes, the Sarah
Mac Band and Del Suggs,"
will come together for a
concert 8 to 11 p.m. PM
Friday, March 5, at the
American Legion Hall, 229
Lake Ella Drive in
The concert is being
staged to benefit Big Bend
Hospice, and single tickets
are $25 or $40 per couple.
Randy Hock, band
member of Low Flying
Planes, is orchestrating
this event in an effort to
give back to Big Bend
Hospice. "Hospice care
came into our lives five
years ago when my moth-
er-in-law, Jerry Lee
Krause, was diagnosed
with COPD, a terminal
lung disease," said
Hock. "Every day some-
one from Hospice assisted
her, and made her life, and
ours, more manageable. It
seems like everyone I talk
to has been touched by the
caring people at Hospice.
They became like family

to us. It wasn't just that
they cared... they were
experts in every way...
medically, emotionally,
spiritually, and just being
a companion. Hospice was
there for our family for so
long, that I felt I needed to
give back and help
Hospice share the journey
with other families."
.Hock hopes the con-
cert will become an annu-

Legacy Of Seg

Schools An
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Black History
Month event the commu-
nity and especially educa-
tors and their students,
are encouraged to attend
In celebration of the lega-
cy of segregated black
schools and education in
Jefferson County Florida
will be held 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at
CARE Charter School for
Excellence, in the cafete-

al event to support patient
care. For more informa-
tion contact Laura Glenn
at 850-701-1341 or
laurag@big bendhos-
Tickets are available
at the Big Bend Hospice,
Old Town Caf6, Premier
Health and Fitness Center,
or online at


regated Black

I Education
ria. CARE Charter is the
former Howard Middle
School located at 1145
Second Street in
The theme: "Looking
Back To Move Forward,"
offers an opportunity to
learn about black history
right here at home. Call
the school at 997-2463 or
Jacki Seabrooks at 850-
322-9667 for more infor-
mation about this pro-
gram or about the CARE
Charter School.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Waukeenah United
Methodist Church Youth
are hosting a pancake
and sausage, dinner
6 p.m. Saturday
evening, Feb. 20, / ,
followed by the
movie "Fire
Proof." The movie
starts at 7 p.m.
Rev. Ralph
Wrightstone, pas-
tor, will be starting a
series in the next few weeks
based on this movie. The movie is a
must see for all who are in a relation-

ship and even if you are not it is a
great movie and message. Makers of
this movie are the same people
who brought "Facing the
G giants "
Come and sup-
port the church
youth; invite
friends and fami-
ly to come and
share and see a
great movie.
For more
.information contact
the church at 997-2527,
or go to
Donations for the dinner will be



.ecycLe ,

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

All.plastic bottles soda bottles (any size), milk jugs, water
bottles, laundry detergent bottles, etc.

All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food
cans, etc.
Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans, etc.

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

All Cardboard Products grocery bag, cereal boxes, food
boxes, laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.

Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center
located at 1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at
any one of the collection sites in the County.

Remember, every-time you recycle you are extending the life of
our Landfill and saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How
could you go wrong?
Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)


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

Used Oil & Oil Filters

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

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

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

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

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


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Author Dave Lapham To Include

Palmer House In New Book

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Author Dave Lapham
came to Monticello
recently by invitation of
Betty Davis and Lisa
Guancial of the Big Bend
Ghost Trackers, and
Lapham is going to
include the Palmer House
of Monticello as one of
many in the state, to be
included in his next book.
"Last spring John
Kachuba, a writer and
editor for Clerisy Press in
Cincinnati, happened to
be in St. Augustine stay-
ing at the St. Francis Inn,
which I wrote about in
my book, Ghosts of St.
Augustine, and happened
to see my books and liked
them," said Lapham.
"Clerisy Press is doing a
series of books, America's
Haunted Road Trip, and
John is the editor, so he
called me and asked if I'd
do Florida, so I'm busy
putting together

Ghosthunting Florida,
which will come out next
Lapham went on to
explain; "It will include
30-36 stories of about
1,500 words each from
around the state, plus
another 12-15 500-word
vignettes called Spotlight
on Ghosts, scattered
throughout the book.
"I'm covering the
whole state from
Pensacola to Key West, so
I have to choose carefully,
and I've been relying
heavily on people like
Betty (who is really a fan-
tastic lady along with her
pal, Lisa) to guide me.
She suggested that I do
the Palmer House," said
"I'm also doing
Knotts in Tallahassee, the
QMT. in Quincy, and the
Coombs Inn in
Apalachicola. In
Pensacola I'm going to do
three places, but I'm not
exactly sure where yet,"

Author Dave Lapham
Lapham said. In each
story I try to include
about as much history as
paranormal activity, and,
if you've read my other
two books, you'll see that
I try to make my stories
as interesting as possible,
as opposed to just saying
here's a ghost, here's
what it does."
Lapham said he
enjoyed Monticello so
much that he planned to
return soon and spend

more time here. "We
(Lapham and his wife)
were there Saturday Feb.
6, and, although I wasn't
in your town for very
long, I thought it was
lovely. It had a really neat
small town feel to it, like
Ottumwa, Iowa, where I
grew up," he added. I'm
going to bring my wife up
there in the next few
While he was here,
Davis and Guancial told
him of different happen-
ings, investigations and
particular video and pho-
tos they had taken, and
Davis said they hope to
enlighten him even more
so on Monticello's haunt-
ed history upon his next

elderly friend of ours (he
and his wife) about her
life during the Second
World War. It has just
been published by
Outskirts Press and is
titled Crossing the Elde
"I'm from Iowa origi-
nally but joined the
Marines after a short
stint in college," said
Lapham. "Then I got an
appointment to the Naval
Academy and four years
later, was, commissioned
as a 2nd Lt. in the Marine
Corps. I retired from the
Marines and then spent
20 years in the defense
industry before retiring
for good in 2003. Since
then I've been writing.

visit. Lapham continued,
Lapham supplied a "As a child I was a vora-
brief history of himself cious reader from a very
and his writing career as early age and always
an author. enjoyed writing. I was
"For the past six the editor of the school
years I've been working paper, etc. My writing
on a memoir that I've was sidetracked by life in
been ghost writing for an the military, but in the

early 90s I started writing
again. In 1994 while I was
trying unsuccessfully to
publish a western, my
wife and I were in a book
store in St. Augustine,
and the two clerks were
complaining to each
other that there was no
book of ghost stories
about the oldest city in
the United States. That's
when I started Ghosts of
St. Augustine, which was
published by Pineapple
Press in 1997, followed by
Ancient City Hauntings in
2004, also published by
Lapham and his wife,
Sue, a retired librarian,
have been married almost
46 years. They have two
grown children, Emily,
who is a project manager
for Disney's ad agency,
Yellow Shoe Emily; and
Matt, a professional musi-
cian, bass player for Shaq
Nasti and he also plays a
lot with Bobby Lee Rogers
and the Lee Boys.

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Index Funds Good Investment For All Levels Of Wealth

Princeton professor concludes revealing study

For the wealthy,
index funds have an
image problem. They
are considered the econ-
omy cars of the invest-
ing world: they'll get you
there but not in style
and you're always wor-
ried they may break
down. Anyone at a seri-
ous level of wealth, the
thinking goes, needs, the
equivalent of a luxury
sedan, with strategic
stock choices, hedge
funds, private equity,
real estate.
Best known for his
classic investment trea-
tise, "A Random Walk
Down Wall Street," Mr.
Malkiel has just pub-
lished "The Elements of
Investing" with Charles
Ellis, an investment con-
sultant (Wiley, 2009). The
book, an unabashed
homage to "The
Elements of Style" by
William Strunk Jr. and
E. B. White, is fOcused
on the cleanest, simplest
ways for people to invest
their savings. He argues
that while people of
modest means are hurt
by not saving regularly,
wealthy people lose out
by chasing the latest,
greatest investment.
Mr. Malkiel, a pro-
fessor of economics at
Princeton University,
has long advocated
index funds. What's
striking now is his belief
that the wealthiest
would have fine returns
without the volatility

and high fees if they
simply used indexes to
diversify their money
across asset classes.
"This is still a strate-
gy that is good for people
of all income levels," he
said. "If I took all the
mutual funds that exist-
ed in the early 1970s and
asked the question how
many really beat the
market through 2009,
you can count them on
the fingers of one hand."
There are plenty of
dissenters to this view.
James T. Tierney Jr., a
senior vice president at
W P. Stewart &
Company, which has $1.6
billion invested in 15 to
20 stocks, equated index-
ing to judging baseball
players against the
league average. "It's like
saying all hitters hit
.275," he said. "That's
not the case. Some hit
.325 and some hit .200. If
you find the ones with
the higher average,
you're adding real
The argument
between advocates of
the two approaches -
indexing versus active
managing is an old
one and will not be
resolved here. But Mr.
Malkiel's assertion that
even the wealthiest
investors should use
indexes is intriguing.
What follows are his
main arguments in favor
of indexing and the
rebuttals from advisers

who earn their livings
doing the opposite.

Inactivity Strategy
Mr. Malkiel has long
said that no one can con-
sistently pick winning
stocks and bonds. He
argues that index funds
are the best, low-cost
ways to invest money
you will need. "We say to
people in the book,
'Don't try to time the
market,' he said. "It's
not that you can't do it;
it's that you won't do it.
The emotions will get a
hold of you."
He pushes everyone
to stick instead to a bal-
ance of stocks and bonds
that are right for their
age and to rebalance this
annually so the propor-
tions remain the same.
Yet in this sense, his
advice is not so different
from what strategists at
wealth management
firms do.
"Asset allocation is
the most important deci-
sion 90 percent of
returns extend from
that," said Joseph
Jennings, director of
investments in
Baltimore for PNC
Wealth Management.
On the other hand,
Mr. Tierney argued that
W. P. Stewart's concen-
trated approach to stock
picking serves high-net-
worth investors better.
"We're selecting high-
quality companies with
earnings streams and

eliminating all the bad
stocks in the S.& P that
you have to own because
it's an index," he said.
Mr. Tierney pointed
out that his strategy has
consistently beat the
Standard & Poor's 500-
stock index. Since the
fund's inception in 1974,
it has outperformed the
S.& P in its 28 positive
years, 23.3 percent to 19.9
percent, and in the
index's seven down
years, negative 2.9 per-
cent versus negative 13.7

Of course, all of W.
P. Stewart's returns
were reported with its
average management fee
of 1.2 percent. And this
is the area where Mr.
Malkiel's feelings are
While the old adage
says you get what you
pay for, Mr. Malkiel
argues the opposite.
"The one thing I'm
absolutely sure about is
the lessI pay to the pur-
veyor of the service, the
more that will be left for
me," he said. "Whatever
bad things happen with
buying index funds,
things are worse with
actively managed
This makes sense for
the modest investor
with a straightforward
portfolio. But the coun-
terargument is that the
wealthy need more


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Bankers are Prepared for House Hunters, out in Full Force before Credit Extension Ends

With the extension
of the $8,0,00 first-time
homebuyer tax credit
and the addition of a
$6,500 repeat homebuy-
er tax credit, house
hunters are out in full
force, trying to find a
home before the credit
extension ends. To qual-
ify for the credit, buyers
must sign a contract for
purchase by April 30,
and complete the trans-
action by June 30.
Capital City Bank
associates are gearing
up to help clients take
advantage of all the
opportunities available
to first-time homebuy-
ers, including bond
issues available in
Florida's Alachua,
Bradford, Citrus,
Hernando, Jefferson,

Taylor and Wakulla
"With bond money
available at a great low
rate and potential sav-
ings through the tax
credit, now may be the
perfect time to make a
house your home," said
Karen Hager, residen-
tial lending executive
with Capital City Bank.
"Some buyers may also
qualify for down pay-
ment assistance. Our
bankers are prepared to
help determine what
type of mortgage is the
best fit."
These tax credits
could potentially bene-
fit thousands of new
and repeat home buy-
ers, but some may miss
out by not realizing
they are eligible for the

credit. Here are some
facts that can help buy-
ers determine if they
qualify for a homebuyer
tax credit.
The first-time
homebuyer tax credit of
up to $8,000 is available
for new buyers purchas-
ing on or after January
1, 2009, and on or before
April 30, 2010.
The repeat home-
buyer tax credit of up to
$6,500 is available for
buyers who have owned
a home for five consecu-
tive years out of eight
prior years. This
applies to homes sold
after Nov. 6, 2009, and on
or before April 30, 2010.
Homes priced at
$800,000 or more are not
eligible for either home-
buyer tax credit.

Members of the mil-
itary, the Foreign
Service or the intelli-
gence community may
be eligible for expanded
tax credit benefits.
According to Hager,
Capital City Bank offers
a wide variety of mort-
gage products that can
be customized to fit any
need. For more infor-
mation, contact a
Capital City Bank mort-
gage account executive
at 800.245.7194.

advice because of the
complexity of their
assets, and that the
advice is worth the fees;
(Mr. Malkiel would say
the rich just need more
tax-planning advice.)
"I understand
Malkiel's argument
about fees; they should
not be overlooked," Mr.
Jennings said. "But
there are other factors,
tod. What is the client
trying to accomplish?
What are they looking to
When it comes to
fees, Mr. Malkiel
reserves his harshest
words for those favorite
pre-recession invest-
ments: hedge funds. He
contends that no one -
except university
endowment managers
- should invest in
them, mainly because of
their fees typically a 2
percent management fee
and 20 percent of gains.
Hedge funds, he said,
are "great deals for the
hedge fund managers
but not super deals for
the investors."

No Alternatives
Even Mr. Malkiel's
admirers disagree with
his stance against alter-
native investments.
They argue that wealthy,
sophisticated investors
are shortchanged if
they do not. have the
ability to, say, bet
against the stock of a
company, as some hedge
funds do.
"Being able to short
stocks is a very impor-
tant tool," said Rex
Macey, chief investment
officer of Wilmington
Trust, who calls himself
an admirer of Mr.
Malkiel. "If you're long
only, all you can do is
not hold a stock. If you
have an opinion and
insight into a company
that is not good, you
have to be able to short
But Mr. Macey
added, "Burton is
absolutely right that you
have to be careful of


even if hedge

funds' fees were not so
high, Mr. Malkiel has
another objection to
"There are very few
that are any good," he
said. He added that his
research had shown the
good hedge funds of one
era were not the good
ones of another. And
even if the hedge fund is
a good one, he said, it's
likely to be selective in
its investors or simply
be closed to new ones.
This comes back to
his argument for index-
ing broadly and avoid-
ing alternative invest-
"You don't need a
commodities fund if
you're really well diver-
sified and into emerging
markets," he said.
"You're going to have
some investments in
Brazil, which is natural
resource rich. It's sim-

His Portfolio
Unlike most advis-
ers, Mr. Malkiel vas
willing to divulge his
own investments.
Through his best-selling
books and his various
board seats Mr. Malkiel,
78, is wealthy enough to
have a top adviser. But
he said he indexes all
the money he needs for
his retirement.
"My investments
are broken down almost
exactly as I indicated,"
he said. He has put in
index funds the money
from his individual
retirement account, his
403(b) plan for teach-'
ers the equivalent of a
401(k) and the fees he
receives from sitting on
various boards.
In addition, he said,
he invests in municipal
bonds. "I don't buy a
fund for that because I
think I'm capable of
doing that myself, but
most people should buy
a fund," he said.
"Beyond that, I buy a
few stocks because it's
"All the serious
money," he added, "is

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325 West Washington Street
Monticello 997-2349
Dr. Rick Kelley, Pastor
Sunday School.............................9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:oo AM
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:00 PM
Wednesday Bible Study..............6:30 PM
Children's Church Ages 4-6....11:3o AM
-Nursery for all services-

CR 149- 7 miles North of US 19 1 mile South of FL/GA Line
Boston, Monticello Road
Pastor Harold Reams

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

14492 Waukeenah Hwy/ P.O. Box 411
Wacissa 997-2179 or 997-1769
Pastor James Gamble
Sunday School............................:45 AM
Sunday Morning........................10:55 AM
Prayer Meeting......................6:30 PM
Youth Group.................................6:oo PM
Choir Practice..............................7:3 PM

S 7150 Apalachee Pkwy Tallahassee
Pastor Derrick Burrus 850-345-0425
Youth Pastor Ron Thrash 850-459-6490
Sunday School........................0lo:oo AM
Sunday Worship......................11:oo AM
Children's Chapel........................11:oo AM
Sunday Evening...........................6:0 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............................:45 AM
Traditional Worship..................11:oo PM
Youth Group................................5:30 PM
Bible Study................................... 4:15 PM
Music Academy...........................5:00 PM
Prayer Group...............................5:30 PM
Fellowship Meal........................6:00 PM

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

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

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



By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Unity Baptist Church, located on Highway 145
North in Hanson in Madison County, will hold a
fundraising gospel sing and cake auction for
Angie Thigpen Bennett on Saturday evening, Feb..
A 32-year-old single mother with three chil-
dren, Angle was recently diagnosed with throat
cancer. She has no job and no health insurance
and must undergo treatment for the disease.
The cake auction will begin at 6 p.m. A sing
will follow at 7 p.m., featuring the Master's, the
Reflectsons and local talent.
All proceeds from the cake auction and the
love offering received at the sing will go towards
Angle's medical expenses.
Angle is the daughter of Tommy and Marie
Glaze Thigpen, formerly of Monticello, of


Eddie Yon, Pastor
Restored Glory Christian
Exodus 7:3 "And I
will harden Pharaoh's
heart, and multiply my
signs and my wonders in
the land of Egypt."
Throughout my pro-
fessional and military
career, I have occasion-
ally seen and experi-
enced the hatred of a
supervisor, or someone
in authority, over me.
While it is true that I am
generally a person who
is easy to get along with,
I can have my moments.
Nevertheless, in certain
situations, I could not
understand why in the
world the person hated
One example that
comes to mind was
when I was in the mili-
tary I had a supervisor
who was often "neck-
deep" into everything I
did, even though my sec-
tion always received a
"no deficiencies noted"
inspections rating. In
other words, I did a good
job and was pretty effi-
cient, yet I was often
stressed, oppressed, and
under duress. To trans-
late my situation into a
Y2K term... my supervi-
sor was filled with
Of course, many of
you may not be familiar
with this term. It is
derived from the sports
drink Gatorade, which
was created to aid one's
body after physical exer-
tion by preventing dehy-
dration. "Hater-aid," on
the other hand, was cre-
ated to assassinate by

preventing another's
destiny from being ful-
filled. Even so, in the
process of trying to hin-
der you, the person who
is filled with this poison
may really be assisting
you in ways that he or
she could never imag-
In our text, we see
God tell Moses "I [He]
will harden Pharaoh's
heart," not the devil, nor
evil spirits, but "I [He.]"
God himself hardened
the heart of Pharaoh.
Quite often we are quick
to believe that it's the
devil behind that person
of authority "not lik-
ing" us. I'm sure that
after suffering under
Pharaoh's large dose of
"hater-aid," some of the
children of Israel felt
the same way. But on
occasion, it might just
be God. Stay connected
with me, and I'll
God said, "I will
harden Pharaoh's
heart" simply because
Israel, God's children,
got too comfortable
where they were, and
where they were was not
the end He had designed
for them. God did not
become their God so
that they could remain
under the rule of some-
one else. If He told them,
"you will be the head
and not the tail, above
only and never beneath"
(Deuteronomy 28,) how
could He allow them to
stay where they were,
They simply got com-
fortable and forgot the
covenant. So what did
God do? He pushed them

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

Sunday School..................................9:45 AM
Morning Worship...........................10:45 AM
Wednesday Evening
Supper................................................... 5:3 PM
Small Group Breakout.....................6:30 PM
Bible Study & Prayer Meeting............6:30 PM
Spanish Church Services....................7:30 PM

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

A tunaraiser will De nela for Angle inigpen Bennett
(pictured with her father, Tommy Thigpen) on Saturday,
Feb. 20. A single mother of three, she has been diag-
nosed with throat cancer and has no job or health insur-

out of the nest and made
them take flight.
What I really want
you to understand is,
God is so involved in
your destiny that He
could even utilize the
hatred of others to pro-
pel you. It's not His
pleasure for you to stay
"the tail." You must
excel! So often, I've seen
people enter job situa-
tions that were wonder-
ful, then over time
turned sour, and the
employees were quick to
proclaim, "The devil is
busy." I'm not doubting
that the enemy is in the
work place; believe me,
I've experienced that
first hand. But some-
times, we need to recog-
nize that it might be God
forcing us to "take-
It took me years to
really understand what
was going on in my situ-
ation. I thought that it
was old Satan at work
simply trying to keep
me down. I wondered
why does this guy hate
me. I never did anything
to him. I'm working for
him and coming
through inspections
with perfect ratings, so
what's going on?
Now I know that all



it was was hater-aid.
Hate Aiding me to get
where God wanted me to
be. God had something
greater for me at the
next stop. And, He also
has the same for you. We
have new friends that
are awaiting our arrival.
We have opportunities
that are hoping that we
show up. We even have
peace to the point that
when we go home every
day, we can actually
leave the job or the situ-
ation behind. It will no
longer follow you, upset
you, and worry you after
you depart the premises.
There is bigger, there is
better, and God has it for
you. So don't hate the
aid, let the hate aid you!

SStudent Ministries Yard Sale
DEBBIE SNAPP benefit students attend-:
Monticello News ing a Christian Talent:
Staff Writer Competition in
The Church of the Nashville, TN this:
Nazarene in Monticello April.
will host a yard sale 8 For more informa-
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, tion contact Rev.
:Feb. 20, at Royal Mini Timothy E Hildreth,
Storage, 2084 South pastor of Church of the
Jefferson Street. Nazarene at 850-997-
The Yard Sale is to 3906.

124 St. Louis Street Lloyd 997-5309
Pastor George L. Smith
Sunday School..............................9:15 AM
Praise & Worship.....................10:30 AM
AWANA................................ 5:00 PM
Youth & College...........................5:30 PM
Adult Choir................................7:00 PM
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:oo AM


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Monticello News 11A


Stages of Grief Dealin

With And Overcoming

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Noted author and
psychologist, Dr. John
C. Wood, PhD, is coming
to the area to present a
special series on the
stages of grief. Dr. Wood
holds five degrees in the
fields of religion, psy-
chology, and education.
This two-part series
will cover all the vari-
ous stages of grief,
including the process of
Everyone has expe-
rienced grief in some
form. The losses of a
loved one, a relation-
ship, a job, a home, a
pet, are among the
many causes of grief.
Pastors Tim and

Beverly Buchholtz, of
Transforming Life
Church, invite the com-
munity to attend this
free series to gain a bet-
ter understanding for
yourself, and to be bet-
ter equipped to help
others around you.
This special series
is sponsored by
Transforming Life
* Church at its new loca-
tion, 1206 Springfield
Road in Lloyd.
This series will be
held on two consecutive
Wednesday nights, Feb.
24 and March 3, at 7
The church website
is www.Transform-
ingLifeChurch.com or
call 997-7474 for more

Noted author and psychologist,
Dr. John C. Wood, PhD

accepted. The commu-
nity is invited to attend
an evening of fun and
enjo y ment .
Chairpersons are
Deaconess Eunice Love
and Deacon Ben Baker.
Rev. James Mack,'pas-

Triple L Club (LLL) will
meet 10:30 a.m. on the
fourth Tuesday at'First
Biaptist ".Churiclh
Monticello. A program
speaker, potluck lunch,
and good Christian fel-
lowship will be provid-
ed. The Monticello Red
Hats will present this
month's Valentine's
Day program. Maggie
Shofner will lead the
presentation. Hostesses
scheduled, include

Ministerial Association
will host a different
pastor to speak and
offer communion each
Wednesday during Lent
from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
at First United
Methodist Church. For
more information con-
tact the church at 997-
*' EBRUARY 20'
"50 State Pageant"
6p.m. Saturday at the
old Jefferson County
High School
Auditorium, sponsored
by the St. Rilla
Missionary Baptist
Church. Lots of enter-
tainment is planned. No
admission fee, but
donations will be

Jeff Tre
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jeff Treece Band
will be in concert 6 p.m.
Sunday evening, Feb. 28
at Cody Pentecostal
Holiness Church, located
at 3862 Tram Road.
There is no cost for
admission; a love offering
will be received.
For more informa-
tion call 997-2770 or visit
the church website at

r ,-.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A "50 State Pageant" program will be held at I
6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the old Jefferson
County High School Auditorium, sponsored by "
Sthe St. Rilla Missionary Baptist Church.
SLots of entertainment is planned. There is no
admission fee, but donations will be accepted.
The community is invited to attend this
evening of fun and enjoyment. Chairpersons are
"Deaconess Eunice Love and Deacon Ben Baker.
Rev. James Mack, pastor.
For more information contact Lavern Mack
at 997-8747.
L . . J

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

Dorris Uptain, Mildred
Wimberly, Violet
Hatcher, Lucy McKown,
and Clayton Martin.
Contact Ethel
Strickland at 509-9445
for more information.

Fourth Saturday Gospel
Sing 7 p.m. at Lamont
United Methodist
Church. Fellowship and
refreshments will fol-
lo e evening of
music. Call the church
at 997-2527 for more

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

public. Bring your own
skates or borrow from
the Roller Club. Call
997-3906 for more infor-

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
informationn' call the
church at 997-5545.

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

The Jeff Treece Band Dusty, Misty, and Jeff Treece

290 East Dogwood Street Monticello 850-997-2252
Rev. Sharon Schuler, Pastor
Sunday School...............................................9:45 AM
Sunday W orship........................................... 11:oo AM
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 Springhollow Road Monticello 212-7669
Pastor Marvin Graham
Sunday Discipleship Class...........9:30 AM
Sunday Worship.........................10:30 AM
Wednesday Bible Study................7:00 PM
Wed. Young People Bible Study..7:oo PM
Wed. Counseling..........5:30 PM-8:3o PM
New Life Ministry
Tuesday Bible Study....................7:00 PM
Sunday Worship...........2:00 PM-4:oo PM
Thurs. Jail Ministry.....7:00 PM-9:oo PM
AA Tuesday.................................. 8:00 PM


5593 Veterans Memorial Drive (Hwy 59)
Tallahassee 850-893-5296
Rev. Greg Roberts
Sunday School..............................9:45 AM
Sunday Worship.........................11:oo AM
Children's Worship.....................11:00 AM
Fellowship Meal...........................7:00 PM
Prayer Meeting.............................7:45 PM

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

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

3862 Tram Rd. Monticello 997-6774
Pastors Donnie and Nancy Thomas
Sunday School........................10:oo AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:oo AM
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:oo PM
SWednesday Worship...................7:oo PM.

Highway 259 Monticello 997-5018
Min. Tobbie Berrian III, Pastor
Sunday School..........................9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship..........11:oo AM
Wednesday Bible Study................7:30 PM

1206 Springfield Road Lloyd 997-TLC7 (8527)
Pastors Tim and Beverly Buchholtz

Sunday.............................................. :30 AM
Sunday Morning Praise and Worship
Children's Church
Infants & Toddler Nursery
Wednesday..............................7:00 PM
Praise & Worship
Adult &Teen Bible Study
Young Explorers (K-5th Grade)

Sunday Radio Show 8 a.m. 97.9 FM
Pastor Eddie and Elder Veronica Yon

Sunday Church Service.............10:oo AM
Thursday Church Service............7:00 PM

11005 Miccosukee Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Rev. Dr. Jimmy Brookins, Sr. 850-668-2206
Sunday School..................................9:30 AM
Morning Worship..........................:oo AM
Communion (on 1st Sunday)............ 6:00 PM

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

Prayer Meeting, Bible Study.....................7:00 PM

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

ce Band At Cody PHC

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Tigers Win 2 of 3

To End Regular

Season 15-9

Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
The Jefferson var-
sity Tigers basketball
team won two of the
past 3 games to end the
regular season with a
15-9 record.
The Tigers faced off
against Lincoln Feb. 2
and lost a close 77-71
Harold Ingram tar-
geted for 22 points, 13 re-
bounds for a
double-double, and 4
blocked shots.
Tre Johnson buck-
eted for 12 points, with 8
rebounds, 2 assists, 2
steals and 2 blocked
Chris Mays netted
14 points, 6 rebounds, 4
assists and 2 steals.
David Crumitie
bucketed for 12 points,
with 4 rebounds, 2 as-
sists and 2 steals.
Denzel Whitfield
scored 4 points.
Marquice Dobson
hit for 3 points.
Devondrick Nealy
:netted for 2 points, 3 re-
bounds, 4 assists and 3
Alphonso Footman
scored 2 points with 2
SThe Tigers sharp-
ened their claws, faced
off against Chiles Feb. 4
and came out on top of a
53-51 win.
Ingram bucketed for
16 points with 19 re-
bounds for a double-
double, and had 5
blocked shots.
Johnson targeted
for 14 points with 10 re-
bounds for a double-

double, and snagged 3
Crumitie netted 12
points, 4 rebounds, 1 as-
sist and 2 steals.
Mays bucketed for 8
points, 3 rebounds, 4 as-
sists and 3 steals.
Marcus Huggins
scored 2 points with 1
Nealy netted 1
point, 2 rebounds and 3
Footman snagged 1
Feb. 5, the Tigers
pounced intotheir final
game of the regular sea-
son against East Gads-
den and squeaked out
with a 50-49 victory in
Johnson bucketed
for 12 points with 3 re-
bounds, 2 assists and 2
Crumitie targeted
for 12 points, 3 re-
bounds, 1 assist and
snagged 5 steals.
Mays netted for 11
points with 10 rebounds
for a double-double, 3
assists and 5 steals.
Ingram bulls-eyed
for 10 points with 14 re-
bounds for a double-
double, 1 steal and 7
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Following the final
game of the regular sea-
son, the season statistics
for the Aucilla Christian
Academy varsity' War-
riors basketball team
have been released.
As a team, the War-
riors bucketed 174 of 537
attempts (32%) from the
field, 70 of 258 attempts
(27%) from the three-
point zone and 113 of 255
attempts (44%) from the
free-throw line for 671
points. They collected 169
assists, 137 offensive and
346 defensive rebounds
for a total of 483, with 122
block/steals and 415
Joe Mizell hit 3 of 10
attempts (30%) from the
field, 1 of 10 attempts
(10%) from the three-
point zone and 1 of 2 at-
tempts (50%) from the
free-throw line for 10
points. He had 17 assists,
6 offensive and 16 defen-
sive rebounds for a total
of 22, with 10 block/steals
and 50 turnovers.
Spencer DePaola
sank 2 of 11 attempts
(18%) from the field,
missed 4 from the three-
point zone, for 4 points,
with 2 assists, 2 offensive
and 3 defensive rebounds,
3 block/steals and 19
Brandon Darnell tar-
geted 25 of 53 attempts
(47%) from the field,
missed 6 from the three-


Monticello News
Staff Writer
The varsity Lady
Warriors of Aucilla
Christian Academy won
four of the "past five
games to now stand 11-12
on the season.
The Lady Warriors
faced off against Maclay
Jan. 21 and came out on
top of a 43-30 win.
Sarah' Sorensen
bucketed for 6 points,
snagged 5 rebounds, 2 as-
sists, 5 steals and .1
blocked shot.
STiffany Funder-
burke netted 5 points
with 8 rebounds.
Nikki Hamrick tar-
geted for 12 points and
snagged 4 steals.
Kaitlin Jackson
bucketed for 11, snagged
12 rebounds for a double-
double, had 2 assists and
2 steals.
Cheltsie Kinsley tar-
geted for 10. points,
grabbed 6 rebounds and

point zone, sank 6 of 18 at-
tempts (33%) from the
free-throw line for 56
points, had 8 assists, 19 of-
fensive and 44 defensive
rebounds for a total of 63,
with 14 block/steals and
31 turnovers.
Corey Burrus tar-
geted 34 of 112 attempts
(30%) from the field, 7 of
36 attempts (19%) from
the three-point zone and 6
of 18 attempts (33%) from
the free-throw line for 56
Points. He had 8 assists,
19 offensive and 44 defen-
sive rebounds for a total
of 63, with 14
block/steals and 31
Jay Finlayson hit 2 of
17 attempts (12%) from
the field, 5 of 24 attempts
(21%) from the three-
point zone, 5 of 11 at-
tempts (45%) from the
free-throw line for 24
points, with 19 assists, 4
offensive and 14 defen-
sive rebounds for a total
of 18, with 12
block/steals and 46
Alex Dunkle netted
32 of 105 attempts (30%)
from the field, 22 of 67 at-
tempts (33%), from the
three-point zone and 27 of
49 attempts (55%) from
the free-throw line for 157
points. He collected 27 as-
sists, 10 offensive and 31
defensive rebounds for a
total of 41, with 24
block/steals and 66
Todd McKenzie buck-
eted 3 of 13 attempts

(23%) from the field,
missed 10 from the free-
throw line for 6 points,
with 5 offensive and 5 de-
fensive rebounds for a
total of 10, with 1
block/steal and 9
Matthew Harrington
sank 2 of 21 attempts
(10%) from the field, 3 of
6 attempts (50 %) from the
three-point zone and 1 of
2 attempts (50 %) from the
free-throw line for 14
points. He had 4 offen-
sive and 7 defensive re-
bounds for a total of 11,
with 1 block/steal and 7
John Stephens buck-
eted 8 of 24 attempts
(33%) from the field, 30 of
94 attempts (32%) from
the three-point zone and 4
of 11 attempts
(36%)nfrom the free-
throw line for 110 points.

He had 22 assists, 9 offen-
sive and 64 defensive re-
bounds for a total of 73,
with 16 block/steals and
26 turnovers.
Clark Christy tar-
geted 48 of 108 attempts
(44%) from the field, 2 of
11 attempts (18%) from
the three-point zone, 25 of
54 attempts (46%) from
the free-throw line for 127
points, with 25 assists, 37
offensive and 114 defen-
sive rebounds for a total
of 151, with 15
block/steals and 44
Josh Funderburke
netted 15 of 63 attempts
(24%) from the field, 13 of
37 attempts from the free-
throw line for 43 points,
with 3 assists, 23 offen-
sive and 24 defensive re-
bounds for a total of 47,
with 3 block/steals and 21

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Spring sports registration is currently ongoing
but the deadline is Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. until
T-ball is for children ages 5-7, the registration fee
is $35; Machine pitch is for children ages 8-9, the reg-
istration fee is $35; Girls softball is for ages 10-15, reg-
istration is $35; Cal Ripkin baseball is for ages 10-12,
registration is $45; and Babe Ruth is for ages 13-15.
Pre-register for Spring Sports now at the R6cre-
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Abigail Vasquez
grabbed 4 rebounds.
When the Lady War-
riors went up against
Munroe Jan. 22, Aucilla
hammered their ,oppo-
nent, 48-24.
Sorensen bucketed
for 12 points, grabbed 9
rebounds and 3 steals.
Funderburke bulled-
eyed for 19 points and
snagged 15 rebounds for
a double-double.
Hamrick netted for 2
points and had 3 assists.
Vasquez bucketed
for 2 points, 5 rebounds,
4 assists, and 5 steals.
Jackson netted for 8
points, snagged 8 re-
bounds and had 3 steals.
Kinsley targeted for
5 points and grabbed 6
Aucilla faced off on
the hardwood against
Branford Jan. 25 and-
came out on top of a 39-
28 victory
Sorensen scored 8

points and had 7 re-
Funderburke netted
for 6 points and snagged
12 rebounds.
Hamrick bucketed
for 7 points and had 3 as-
Anna Finlayson
scored 4 points.
Vasquez grabbed, 5
Jackson targeted for
10 points, snagged 11 re-
bounds for a double-dou-
ble, with 4 assists, 8
steals and 1 blocked shot.
Kinsley scored 4
points with 5 rebounds.
Brittany O'Brain
had 1 blocked shot.
The Lady Warriors
squared off against West
Gadsden Jan. 26 and
slammed their opponent,
Sorensen bucketed
for 10 points, grabbed 5
rebounds, 3 assists and 1
blocked shot.
Funderburke netted
for 9 points, snagged 11
rebounds and 1 blocked
Hamrick scored 4
points with 3 assists.
Vasquez had 2
points,,3 rebounds, 2 as-
sists and 2 steals.

O'Brian scored 2
Finlayson had 3
Jackson targeted for
15 points and snagged 10
rebounds for a double-
double. She had 7 as-
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Kinsley netted for 7
points and had 5 re-
When the Lady War-
riors faced off against
North Florida Christian
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contest, 42-37 in double
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fdr 10 points, had 5 re-
bounds, 3 steals and 1
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bounds for a double-dou-
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steals and 2 blocked
Kinsley netted for 3
points with 6 rebounds.
Vasquez snagged 3

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Varsity Tigers 13-8

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County varsity
Tigers won the past two games to now
stand 13-8 on the season.
The Tigers went up against
Franklin County Jan. 29 and clawed
their way to a 74-67 win.
Chris Mays led the Tigers score-
board with 22 points, 3 rebounds and
2 steals.
Tre Johnson targeted for 21
points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
and 1 blocked shot.
Devondrick Nealy bucketed for 12
points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4
Harold Ingram netted 12 points, 3
rebounds, 1 assist and 3 blocked
David Crumity scored 8 points
with 3 rebounds and 1 steal.
Marquice Dobson scored 3 points.
Denzel Whitfield snagged 5
rebounds and 1 blocked shot.

Alphonso Footman grabbed 2
The Tigers pounced on Madison
County Jan. 30 during senior night
festivities and emerged with a 56-43
Johnson led the Tigers with 19
points, 7 rebounds and 1 steal.
.Ingram rimmed 12 points,
grabbed 18 rebounds for a double-
double, with 1 assist, 2 steals and 5
blocked shots.
Mays bucketed for 11 points, had
4 assists, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot.
Crumity bucketed for 7 points, 2
rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.
Nealy had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 3
assists and 4 steals.
Footman snagged 2 rebounds.
The Tigers returned to the hard-
wood against East Gadsden winding
up the regular season, 7:30 p.m., Feb.
5, here.
The Tigers went into the first
round of the District tournament 6
p.m., Feb. 12 at Maclay.



Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian
Academy has released
the roster for the varsity
baseball team.
Playing for the
Warriors this year are
seniors Lane Fraleigh
and Koal Swann; juniors
Brandon Darnell, Kent
Jones, Marcus Roberts
and Casey Wheeler;
sophomores Trent
Roberts, Levi Cobb,
Tyler Jackson and
Philip Watts; and fresh-
men Jared Jackson,
Russell Fraleigh, Josh
Wood and Hans


Monticello News
Staff Writer
The schedule and ros-
ter have been determined
for the Jefferson varsity
Lady Tigers softball team.
Coaching the girls is Head
Coach Bill Brumfield, Co-
Head Coach Mike
Perkins, and Assistant
Coach Frank Brown.
Brumfield reported
that during softball try-
outs, the most girls in his
31 years at the high school
came out for softball.

Also, for the first time,
therewill also be a junior
varsity team of Lady
"We have 28 girls all
together. We'll run 11-12
on varsity and the rest
will be on the JV team,"
he said. Brumfield added
the girls on the JV team
are sixth through eighth
Lady Tigers are;
Ashley Perkins, Alyssa
Lewis, Megan McClellan,
Jana Barber, Taylor
Clemmons, Carlie Barber,

Lucy Noel, Mikayla
Norton, Samaria Martin,
Emily Howell and Sondral
Action began around
the diamond when the
Lady Tigers faced off
against East Gadsden, 4
p.m., Feb. 11, there; FAMU,
4 p.m., Feb. 16 at the
Jefferson recreation Park;
Lafayette, 7 p.m., Feb. 19,
March sees the Lady
Tigers going up against
Maclay, 5:30 p.m., March 4,
here; North Florida

Blabalots Win 13 Of 15 Sets

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Following the past
three scheduled matches
for the Monticello
Blabalots A-League
women's tennis team,
the ladies won 13 of the
15 sets in the league for
the second half of the
The matches slated
for Jan. 21 were totally
rained out.
On Jan. 28 the
Blabalots went up
against Serve Me
Another and came out
on top of a 4-2 win.
Team #1, Katie
Brock and Susan
Goodwin, were defeated
6-2 and 6-3.
Team #2, Cindy
Wainright and Angie
Delvecchio, lost the first
match, 5-7; won the sec-
ond, 6-3; and won the
tiebreaker, 6-1.
Team #3, Laura
Kirchhoff and Laura
Ward, lost the matches,
6-2 and 6-0.
Team #4, Valorie

Stevens and Patty Hardy,
won the matches 6-2 and
6-2, 6-2.
Team #5, Mary
Bridges and Jennifer
Ellis, won the matches 6-
4 and 6-3.
Team #6, Linsey
Taylor and Maxie Miller,
won the sets 6-4 and 6-3.
SFollowing the
matches, the Golden
Eagle Screaming Eagles
stood at #1 with 6; Glen
Arvin Classic were #2
with 5; Monticello
Blabalots, Glen Arvin
Dirty Dozen and
Bainbridge Different
Strokes were tied at #3
with 4; Killearn Hot
Flashes, Golden Eagle
Classics, Match Points
and Killearn Lucky
.Charm were tied at #4
with 3; Capital City
Aces, Ace Kickers and
Serve Me Another were
tied at #5 with 2;
Thomasville Ace-N-U
stood at #6 with 1; and
Capital City Deuces
stood at #7 with 0.
The ladies squared
off against the Golden

Eagle Wings, Feb. 4 and
won all six matches.
Team #1, Brock and
Goodwin won the match-
es 6-2 and 6-2.
Team #2,
Wainwright and
Delvecchio, won the
sets, 6-3 and 6-2.
Team #3, Kirchhoff
and Ward, won the sets,
6-2 and 6-3.
Team #4, Stevens
and Hardy, won the first
set, 7-6, lost the second,
4-6 and won the tiebreak-
er,. 6-3.
Team #5, Bridges
and Ellis, lost the first
set, 3-6, won the second,
6-2 and won the tiebreak-
er, 6-0.
Team #6, Taylor and
Litzie Martin, won the
sets, 6-2 and 6-1.
The Blabalots'
standings in the league
following the matches
were not available at
press time.
The ladies faced off
against the Capital City
Deuces, 9:30 a.m., Feb. 11
at the Capital City
Country Club.

Christian, 5:30 p.m.,
March 5, there; Maclay,
5:30 p.m., March 15, there;
John Paul II, 4 p.m.,
March 24, here; and
Lafayette, 7 p.m., March
26, here.
April has Jefferson
facing off against East
Gadsden, 4 p.m., April 6,
here; FAMU, 4:30 p.m.,
April 8, there; John Paul
II, 4 p.m., April 12, here;
Taylor County, 6 p.m.,
April 15, here; and wind-
ing up the season, the dis-
trict tournament, April
19, time and location to be

Varsity Warriors

Wrap Up Season 2-18

Monticello News
Staff Writer


Christian Academy var-
sity Warriors wrapped
up their season 2-18, Feb.
8, following a 51-14 loss
to John Paul II in the
District quarter-finals.
As a team, the
Warriors hit 4 of 17
attempts (24%) from the
field, 2 of 9 attempts
(22%) from the three-
point zone and missed 2
from the free-throw line
for 14 points. They had 5
assists, 3 offensive and
12 defensive rebounds
for a total of 15, with 1
block/steal and 21
Joe Mizell missed 2
from the field,
hadldefensive rebound
and 4 turnovers.
Brandon Darnell
had 1 assist, 2 offensive
and 3 defensive
rebounds and 2
Corey Burrus sank
1 of 4 attempts (25%)

from the field, missed 2
from the three-point
zone for 2 points, with 2
assists, 1 defensive
rebound, 1 block/steal
and 3 turnovers.
Jay Finlayson
missed 1 from the field,
1 from the three-point
zone, had 2 defensive
rebounds and 4
John Stephens tar-
geted 2 of 2 attempts
(100%) from the field, 2
of 5 attempts (4%) from
the three- point zone for
10 points, with 1 assist, 3
defensive rebounds and
3 turnovers.
Clark Christy buck-
eted 1 of 3 attempts
(33%) from the field,
missed 1 from the three-
point zone for 2 points,
had 1 assist, 1 offensive
and 2 defensive
rebounds and 2
Josh Funderburke
missed 5 from the field,
2 from the free-throw
line and had 3


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Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale/ Auction
the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter
713.585 of the Florida Statutes on March 04, 2010 at 10:00 AM.
Lot # 011751 1992 FORD COFF35, VIN
#1FDHF37Y7NNB 18616
Located at: Big Bend Service Ctr. 1-10 & SR 59 Lloyd,
FL 32337 Owner: B & D Truck & Tire Service 101 Plumbers
RJ. PO Box 3819 Columbia, SC Lein Amount $3,775.00
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O..ni-l.u I RJim h.. Ti'ale & LieL-n i. '14r. ", .'-;.

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The Jefferson County Licensing Board will hold a meeting
on February 22, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at
the Jefferson County Building Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill
Road, Monticello, FL. The Meeting may be continued as neces-
Information concerning the meeting is available at the
Jefferson County Building Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill
Road, Monticello, FL. 32344, Telephone 850-342-0223. From
the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36,
paragraph c: Each board, commission, or agency of the state or
of any political subdivision thereof shall include in the notice ol
any meeting or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is
required, of such board, commission, or agency, conspicuously
on such notice, the advise that, if a person decides to appeal any
Je.. I ii. m ade' b\ II- h..jrJd. I .2enii .. .r l, .. ..n i ..n % i,
respect to any matl:.r i c,-i,.dei l ldtiiu h nni -elii- ..r heaini111. hei
or she will need a i.. .rd .'.I the proieecihn jnd tha.i. I..r -Ikh
purpose, he or she In., ,ieed i-' enr.Lire [Iu Ii c rhaimln riii ...ci ,I
the proceeding, is ,.idL ,l li h r1IL..crd uii IluIdc [hie lc-'.Inii ,i',
and evidence upon .' ll,.h ihlic Ippeal i, I,, he h ',I edJ

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You Are Invited!

Tobacco Free Jefferson Partnership

All community members interested in promoting a healthy, tobacco free lifestyle should plan to
attend the inaugural meeting of the Tobacco Free Jefferson Partnership. This community-based
organization promotes policy change through education about the dangers of tobacco use, the
benefits of cessation and the risks of secondhand smoke exposure. Tobacco Free Jefferson's focus
will include specific policies and goals that support a tobacco free lifestyle for Jefferson County
residents. Refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, February 25,2010
Place: Jefferson County Health Department Annex
1175 West Washington St.
Monticello, FL 32344
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Kindly RSVP to 850.342.0170 Extension 2081 or marianne_arbulu@doh.state.fl.us
Extension 210 or chastitymccarthy @doh.state.fl.us

SU T Tobacco Free EALT
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The North Florida Broadband Authority ("NFBA")
announces two public hearings to which all interested persons
are invited.
The NFBA is a legal entity and public body created pur-
suant to the provisions of provisions of Section 163.01, Florida
Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among: Baker, Bradford,.,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist. Hamilton. Jefferson, Lafayette,.
Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor and Union Counties
and municipalities of Cedar Key. Cross City, Lake City, Live.
Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and Worthington
Springs, Florida. The first public hearing will be held at 10i I
AM ET on March 16, 2010 at the Suwannee River Water'
Management District Office, 9225 County Road 49, Live OJ.
Fl.,.idia 3?2?'0. The Public Hearing will be continued to MNlrJi
I 11111 in 2:00 pm ET at the Suwannee River Water
lin.-.Icri]..n i District Office, 02259 Couniv Road 49 Live Oak
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Open Tuesday-Saturday
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214 Alexander St,
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Every Thursday
Thomasville Downtown Market
Remington Ave. & Crawford St.
11a.m. to 2 p.m. 229-227-7020
Every Saturday
Saturday Downtown Market
Stevens & Jackson Sts., 9 a.m.-3 p.m, 229-227-7020,
Through February 27
Winter Art Exhibition at Thomasville Cultural
Center Galleries are free, Tuesday-Friday,
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. & Saturday, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.,
600 E. Washington St., 229-226-0588,
www thomasvilleculturalcenter.org
February 5-27
A Gathering of Art by local wildlife artist
Wendy Lahser Montgomery at The Gift Shop
103 S. Broad St., 229-226-5232
February 12 & 20
Wolf Creek Tract Field Trips
from Birdsong Nature Center
229-377-4408, (800) 953-2473,
www birdsongnaturecenter.org
February 13
The Pig Gig at Thomasville Fairgrounds
Saturday, 7 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
2057 GA Hwy 122, 229-226-0588
February 14
Sunday at Four Concert Series
at Thomasville Cultural Center
Sunday, 4 p.m. Free
600 E. Washington St., 229-226-6964
February 19
Dry Branch Fire Squad in Concert
at Thomasville Municipal Auditorium
Friday, 7:30 p.m., 144 E. Jackson St.,
$10 per person, 229-228-7977
www thomasvillega.com
February 19-21 & 26-28
The Boys Next Door at
Thomasville On Stage & Company
Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m.
117 S. Broad St., 229-226-0863
February 26
That Mancini Magic
at Thomasville Cultural Center
Friday, 8 p.m., 600 E. Washington St.
$35 Adult, $15 Student, 229-226-7404
www tefconcerts.com
February 26
Inspirations & MeKameys in Concert
at Thomasville Municipal Auditorium
Gospel Music, Friday, 7 p.m.
144 E. Jackson St., 850-562-2775
February 26-28
2010 Thomasville Antiques Show & Sale
at Thomasville Fairgrounds
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. 5 p.m.,
2057 GA Hwy 122, 229-225-9354
February 27
United States Navy Sea Chanters Chorus
at Thomasville Municipal Auditorium
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 144 E. Jackson St.
Free, 229-228-7977
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cycle an iLorse with a Buffalo Soldierand
Sour tMh.museum free with a. adult.'"
_. ~ ^iaturday 12:30.p.m. to 2:0.p.m. '
B9ok Signing by Ms. Tracy M. Powell, .' -:
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Satuirlay 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Poetry Readings- Honoring the Past,
Celebrating the. Present of,
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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