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ONTICELLO
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NEWS


142nd Year No. 15


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


500 46t +44


Planners Complete Draft


Of Comp Plan Revisions


LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
In a 21/2-hour meet-
ing on Thursday
evening, April 8, the Jef-
ferson County Planning
Commission approved a
draft of the 77-page Com-
prehensive Plan that it
has now been revising
for more than a year. At
the same time, the plan-
ners approved various
proposed changes to the
Future Land Use Map
(FLUM).
The planners' action
allows for the next step
in the process, which is


of the landowner who
stood to be affected by
the proposed changes,
rather than relying on
the latter to learn the
fact through the media
or by chance.
It's to say that these
planners recognize the
importance of the docu-
ment, in terms of its po-
tential impact on lands
uses and quality-of- life
issue relative to the peo-
ple living in the affected
areas. Yet, it's almost a
given that the majority
of people will largely ig-
Please See Draft
Page 6A


for the Planning Com-
mission to hold public
hearings on the pro-
posed changes, so that
the document can then
go to the Jefferson
County Commission for
review and approval and
ultimately to the Florida
Department of Commu-
nity Affairs (FDCA).
It may well be a moot
point to report here the
completion of this criti-


cal document, consider-
ing the emphatic asser-
tions of at least one
planner during Thurs-
day night's meeting that
nobody reads the news-
paper. But in fairness to
the planner, his argu-
ment as well as that of
several of the others -
was more to the point
that the Planning De-
partment should individ-
ually notify by mail each


City Water

Reuse Project

Finally To Get

Underway
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It took a little adjusting here and there to bring
the bid price into alignment with the available fund-
ing, but once that was done, the Monticello City
Council was able to award the contract for the reuse
water project on Tuesday night, April 6.
The contract went to Allen's Excavation Inc.,
which bid a total of $1,568,836 for the project, before
the reductions in the scope of the work brought its
bid down to $1,168,350, or $13,150 above the city's proj-
ect budget of $1,150,000.
But the city's consultant engineers assured the
council that other savings couldbe realized to bring
the project's total cost under the budgeted amount. In
fact, engineer Robert George, of George & Associates
Please See City Water Page 6A


City Holds

Public Hearings

For Housing

Rehab Grant
LAZARO ALEMAN
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Monticello officials
last week took several
necessary steps in prepa-
ration for seeking a
$700,000 federal grant for
the rehabilitation of sub-
standard housing in the
city
Per the grant require-
ments and at the direc-
tion of consultant Dennis
Dingman, of Summit
Professional Services,
which has helped the city
secure previous federal
grants the Monticello
City Council on Tuesday,
April 6, conduced two
public hearings and a fair
housing workshop,
adopted the required
Standard Housing Assis-
tance Plan, and reap-
pointed a Citizens
Advisory Board.
As Dingman ex-
plained it to the council,
Please See Public
Hearings Page 6A

Watermelon
Festival Queen
Pageant
Applications
Being Taken
Until April 23
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
It's not too late to sub-
mit applications to partic-
ipate in the Watermelon
Festival Queen Pageant,
due to the application
deadline being extended
until April 23.
To qualify, applicants
must be 15 to 19 years of
age; have a 2.0 GPA; and
not have been a Festival
Queen in the past.
The entry fee is $25
per contestant and must
be submitted to the
Chamber of Commerce
no later than noon, Fri-
day, April 23. Each con-
testant will also have to
Please See
Pageant Page 6A


POSSIBLE TORNADO CAUSES SIGNIFICANT


DAMAGE AT LLOYD TRUCK STOP


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A possible tornado
touchdown caused sig-
nificant damage at the
Capital City Travel Cen-
ter, located in Lloyd, last
week during Thursday
evening's storms.
The dense winds
took part of the roof off
the Travel Center, de-
stroyed much of the
canopy awning over the
gas pumps, broke a large
window in front of the
store, threw debris into
the truck wash damag-
ing the aluminum sid-
ing, ripped portions of
the siding off the build-
ing and spewed the de-
bris all over the property
and roadway.
Emergency Manage-
ment Director Carol
Ellerbee said that
though she hadn't heard
any reports as of Friday
afternoon, due to the
Weather Service not yet
surveying the damage,
she didn't know if it
were an actual tornado
touchdown causing the
damage or not. "It looked
like it could have very
well been a tornado to
me," she added.
Ellerbee stated that
there was trees reported
down in the area and 2.45
inches of rainfall in
about an hour or hour
and a half, causing some
minor flooding and
water over area roads,
but no power outages
were reported.
Monday afternoon,


Capital City Travel Center Owner Arun Kundra surveys
the damage caused by last Thursday's passi g storms.


Though he has not yet been given the cost of how ;
much the repairs following last week's storm would cost, |.
Arun Kundra, owner of the Capital City Travel Center in |*
Lloyd, estimates that damage repair could run as much
as $50,000.
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Ellerbee reported receiv-
ing a fax from the
Weather Service, which
stated that it was not a
tornado that touched
down damaging the
truck stop. "They said it
was strong sideline
winds," she added.
Capital City Travel
Center Owner Arun
Kundra said that he was
very thankful that the
storm only caused the


damage to the property
and no one was hurt.
"There was a lot of
debris and a lot of people
in the community came
to help us," he added.
"We didn't even have
to shut down and were
able continue to stay
open due to their help,"
said Kundra. "They had
all of the debris cleared
off the property and
roadway within g couple


hours. Steve Redman
even put up plywood
over the broken window.
"This is a phenome-
nal community and I
wish to thank them all
for their help when we
needed it," he added.
Though Kundra did
not have any estimates
as of press time, he esti-
mated that the damage
repairs could run
around $50,000.


Sheriff Reports
Crimes Solved
Increased Third
Consecutive Year
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE) 2009 annual
uniform crime report in-
dicates that for the third
consecutive year, Jeffer-
son County stands at
number two in the state
for the percentage rate of
crimes solved with 61.1
percent, coming in a
squeaky close second to
Union County with 66.7
percent. An added bonus,
the crime rate also con-
tinues to drop with a 22.6
percent decrease in
crime in 2009.
"We went from num-
ber 10 or 11 in 2006 with a
42.5 percent solved
crimes, to number two in
Please See Sheriff
Page 11A

FREE GUITAR

& LESSONS

FOR A KID
13 & UNDE
Kids, if you're 13 or
under and think you
would like to own your
own guitar and get music
lessons to go along with it
- and wow, even better,
get the guitar and lessons
for free here's your
chance.
Well, almost ab-
solutely free; there's a
tiny catch. You will have
to write a short essay stat-
Please Seee Guitar
Page 11A


DEPUTIES MAKE COLLECT CALL ON PHONE CABLE THIEF
"lr UIDr A XT T TTXTI rV . .. .. . .. ..1


John Kent


lFRAYN IHUIN
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Deputies made a col-
lect call last week when
they arrested a sus-
pected telephone cable
thief.
Deputies arrested
John Kent, 40, of Talla-
hassee, on an outstand-
ing county warrant
charging him with
felony criminal mischief
and grand theft after wit-


nesses reported
seeing him take
500 feet of tele-
phone cable, at
which point,
Auci 1 a
Shores was
pretty
much crip- .
pled.
Imag-
ine the
see P nPe
Please
See Phone Page 6A


SPhotos Submitied
Upon inspection, the telephone cable,
stolen in Aucilla Shores last year, had
obviously been cut. According to Embarq.
the thief made away with 500 feet of
telephone cable.


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Classifieds
Dining Out


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School
Sports
Viewpoints


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4/14 8
Mostly sunny skies, High
Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.


Thu 82/55 "'
4/15 -
More sun than clouds. Highs in the
low 80s and lows in the mid 50s.


Fri
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and lows in the mid 50s.


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PINIONS


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
John Kent, 40, of
Tallahassee, was
arrested April 7 and
charged with felony
criminal mischief and
grand theft after being
accused of stealing 500
feet of telephone cable
out of Aucilla Shores
last year. A total bond
of $10,000 was set and
he remained at the
County Jail April 12.
Kenneth Monroe,
47, of Tallahassee, was
arrested April 7 and


charged with violation
of probation on the
charge of possession of
a controlled substance;
violation of probation
on the charge of sale of
a controlled substance;
and violation of proba-
tion on the charge of
driving while license
suspended or revoked
as an habitual offender.
A total bond of $300 was
set and he bonded out of
jail the same day.
Terry Wayne
Williams, 39, of Detroit,
MI, was arrested April
7 on an outstanding


Leon County warrant Rayburn, 55, of Ft.
charging him with tres- Myers, FL, was arrest-
pass after warning in a ed April 8 and charged
structure. He was with possession of a
turned over to Leon controlled substance
County authorities the and sale of a controlled
following day to face substance. A total bond
charges there. of $5,000 was set and he
Jeffrey Michael bonded out of jail the
Cunningham, 58, of following day.
Tallahassee, was Kenneth D.
arrested April 8 and Donaldson, 32, of
charged with posses- Jacksonville, FL, was
sion of a controlled arrested April 9 and
substance. Bond was charged with violation
set at $500 and he bond- of probation on the
ed out of jail the same charge of no valid dr.i-
day. very's license. Bond was
Michael Thomas set at $340 and he bond-


ed out of jail the follow-
ing day
George German, 60,
of Jefferson County,
was arrested April 9
and charged with pos-
session of marijuana,
less than 20 grams.
Bond was set at $500
and he remained at the
County Jail April 12.
Wayne E. Speare,
47, of Jefferson County,
was arrested April 9
and charged with pos-
session of a firearm by
a convicted felon and
trespass after warning.
A total bond of $3,000


was set and he bonded
out of jail the following
day.
Raymond Hawkins,
50, of Jefferson County,
was arrested April 9
and charged with pos-
session of parapherna-
lia. Bond was set at $500
and he bonded out of
jail the following day.
Tatani Roach, 32, of
Monticello, was arrest-
ed April 10 and charged
with battery, domestic
violence. Bond was set
at $500 and she bonded
out of jail the following
day


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


THE DINNER ROLL


Dear Editor,
I received this
through my email, as
just something to read.
However, it is so power-
ful I just had to share it
with your readers.
Please print the below
story
Once upon a time I
was invited to the White
House for a private din-
ner with the President.
I am a respected
businessman, with a
factory that produces
memory chips for com-
puters and portable
electronics.
There was some talk
that my industry was
being scrutinized by the
administration, but I
paid it no mind. I live in
a FREE country.
There's nothing that the
government can do to
me if I've broken no
laws. My wealth was
EARNED honestly, and
an invitation to dinner
with an American
President is an honor.
I checked my coat,
was greeted by the Chief
of Staff, and joined the
President in a yellow
dining room.
We sat across from
each other at a table
draped in white linen.
The Great Seal was
embossed on the china.
Uniformed staff served
our dinner.
The meal was
served, and I was star-
tled when my waiter
suddenly reached out,
plucked a dinner roll off
my plate and began nib-
bling it as he walked
back to the kitchen.
"Sorry 'bout that,"
said the President.
"Andrew is very hun-


gry"
"I don't appreci-
ate..." I began, but as I
looked into the calm
brown eyes across from
me, I felt immediately
guilty and petty It was
just a dinner roll. "Of
course," I concluded,
and reached for my
glass.
Before I could, how-
ever, another waiter
reached forward, took
the glass away and swal-
lowed the wine in a sin-
gle gulp. "And his broth-
er, Eric, is very thirsty,"
said the President.
I didn't say any-
thing. The President is
testing my compassion,
I thought. I withheld
my comments and
decided to play along. I
don't want to seem
unkind.
My plate was
whisked away before I
had tasted a bite.
"Eric's children are
also quite hungry"
With a lurch, I
crashed to the floor. My
chair had been pulled
out from under me.
I stood, brushing
myself off angrily, and
watched as it was car-
ried from the room.
And their grand-
mother can't stand for
long."
I excused myself,
smiling outwardly, but
inside feeling like a fool.
Obviously I had been
invited to the White
House to be sport for
some game. I reached
for my coat, to find that
it had been taken.
I turned back to the
President.
"Their grandfather
doesn't like the cold."


I wanted to shout,
"that was my coat!" But
again, I looked at the
placid smiling face of
my host and decided I
was being a poor sport.
I spread my hands help-
lessly and chuckled.
Then I felt my hip
pocket and realized my
wallet was gone. I
excused myself and
walked to a phone on an
elegant side table.
I learned shortly
that my credit cards had
been maxed out, my
bank accounts emptied,
my retirement and equi-
ty portfolios had van-
ished, and my wife had
been thrown out of our
home.
Apparently, the
waiters and their fami-
lies were moving in.
The President hadn't
moved or spoken as I
learned all this, but
finally I lowered the
phone into its cradle
and turned to face him.
"Andrew's whole
family has made bad
financial decisions.
They haven't planned
for retirement and they
need a house. They
recently defaulted on a
subprime mortgage. I
told them they could
have your home. They
need it more than you
do."
SMy hands were
shaking. I felt faint I
stumbled back to the
table and knelt on the
floor.
The President
cheerfully cut his meat,
ate his steak, and drank
his wine. I lowered my
eyes and stared at the
small grey circles on the
tablecloth that were


water drops.
"By the way," he
added, "I have just
signed an Executive
Order nationalizing
your factories.
I'm firing you as
head of your business.
I'll be operating the firm
now for the benefit of all
mankind.
There's a whole
bunch of Erics and
Andrews out there and
they can't come to you
for jobs groveling like
beggars...we need to
spread YOUR wealth
around..."
I looked up. The
President dropped his
spoon into the empty
ramekin which had been
his creme Brule.
He drained the last
drops of his wine. As
the table was cleared, he
lit a cigarette and leaned
back'in his chair.
He stared at me. I
clung to the edge of the


table as if it were a ledge
and I were a man hang-
ing over an abyss.
I thought of the
years behind me, of the
life I had lived. The life I
had earned with a life-
time of work, risk and
struggle.
Why was I punished?
How had I allowed it to
be taken? What game
had I played and lost? I
looked across the table
and noticed with some
surprise that there was
no game board between
us.
What had I done
wrong?
As if answering the
unspoken thought,
President Obama sud-
denly cocked his head,
locked his empty eyes to
mine, and bared a mil-
lion teeth, chuckling
wryly as he folded his
hands.
"You should have
stopped me at the dinner


IDJUD reiuuhwiei


Titanic Struck The Iceberg
Shortly before midnight
on April 14,1912. The ship
collided with an iceberg
causing the ship to sink at
2:20 AM on April 15. An ad
for a Titanic voyage, right,
never made publication
because it was scheduled
to run five days after the
mighty ship met its tragic
destiny.


TITANIC
trrir

Saturday April 20lh
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roll," he said.
WAKE UP AMERI-


MAIN STREET

Featured Business:
Dennis' Trading Post
Dennis' Trading Post will
host the Chamber After 5 this
Tuesday evening until 7 p.m.,
April 20, in celebration of its
18' Anniversary and service to
the Jefferson County Commu-
nity.
There will be an instru-
mental jam session with local,
and amateur musicians and
singers during the event. And,
door prize tickets will be given
to everyone attending.
The community is invited
to come out and join with
Chamber members. There will
be door prizes, food, and so
much more. This is Dennis and
Jean Pitts way of saying,
"Thank you for the years of
business. We are looking for-
ward to many more years."
The Pitts purchased the
Dennis' Trading Post in the
early 1990's from Katherine
Hatchet, widow of Charlie
Hatchet.
The establishment is lo-
cated at 6415 South Jefferson
Street. The business is open 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday. Call Dennis
at 997-8088 or 545-3787 for
more information.


By: Debbie Snapp
Monticello News
Staff Wrater



Meet Your




Neighbor


Kimmie Hilehouse
Kimmie Hillhouse is the 9-year-old daugh-
ter of Annette and Daniel Hillhouse of Monti-
cello. She was born in Gulfport, MS and moved
to Jefferson County in January 2010. "I had a"
brother, but he's in heaven now. His name was
JJ," she adds. She is home-schooled by her
mother.
She enjoys playing on her Wii. Her favorite i
game is "Smack Down." She announces that
her future husband is "Undertaker"... a WWE favorite! She likes to go
fishing with her family. She's caught a few Brim and Catfish in her day.
She is planning to fish again this weekend with her dad.
She has a cat named "Midnite." She says that she's had a dog, gold-
fish, and turtle but they aren't living with her now. She loves music and
dancing. And, when she grows up she supposes she'll be a "boiler spe-
cialist" like her dad.


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SEMERALD GREENE Advertisement is Monday at 3 p.m.
.. EN for Wednesday's paper, and l


PubllSher/Owner Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Friday's
paper.
LAZARO ALEMAN There will be a'Il charge for Affidavits.
Senior Staff Writer

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PINIONS


High Five
On behalf of the citi-
zens of Jefferson County, I
write to personally thank
Mr. Beau Turner, his fami-
ly, and the highly profes-
sional staff of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Commission (FWC) for
hosting the annual youth
day open house event. The
activity, which was held
the first Saturday of last
month at the Beau Turner
Youth Conservation
Center (BTYCC) in Capps,
Florida, is always a great
success.
Although Beau had to
depart earlier than most
of us in the crowd antici-
pated in order to retreat to
Argentina, South
America, to be with other
family members, we
acknowledge that this
momentous occasion
could not have been a suc-
cess without him and the
many other volunteers
who donated their time.
Not to mention the eco-
nomic boost that they give
our local economy
As many readers may


Prayers

Dear Editor,
Thank you for print-
ing my letter in your
March 10 edition. This is
a continuation by special
request from someone
concerned about a friend,
to break down the strong-
holds. Mason's Holy Royal
Arch Degiee: "In the
name of Jesus Christ, I
renounce the oaths taken
and the curses involved,
especially the oath regard-
ing removal of the head
from the body and the
exposing of the brains to
the hot sun...
Eighteenth Degree of


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


to the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center and FWC


already know, the BTYCC
opened in March 2008 and
is the only conservation
center in the state (and
one of the very few in the
nation) that runs entirely
by solar power. Governor
Charlie Crist toured the
center recently With all
the amenities that it has to
offer our young people, we
should all be proud of this
'pearl of the panhandle'.
Essentially, during
the annual youth day open
house event, the BTYCC
gave samples of what it
provides for our young
and young-at-heart every-
day of the year (once prop-
er reservations have been
established). Fishing,
rifle shooting, skeet shoot-
ing, bird watching, wild
hog, white tailed deer,
black bear, turkey, rac-
coon, quail hunting, coy-
ote and wild turkey
encounters abound. Our
area children are getting
an outdoor real time edu-
cation in these wilderness
subjects. Did I mention
that it is all provided for


free? Did you know that
Beau personally takes
many of the Boy Scout
troops on field trip expedi-
tions at his camp? Mr.
Turner, for this and the
many other accommoda-
tions you make to get our
boys and girls out from
behind the computer or
from in front of the televi-
sion set, we are grateful.
Hey kids, did you real-
ize that Beau has a Face
book page? I encourage
you all to visit it and say
thanks to him and his
staff, and provide some
ideas, as he suggest, to
make the BTYCC site
more user-friendly and
your visit one that you
will more than likely
never forget. They might
just install a swimming
pool at the site, if you
ask. Right now, there is
not a public pool in all of
Jefferson County
Nonetheless, safety, safe-
ty, safety is one of the
things you will surely
remember, especially
with all the highly


Renouncing Ma,

Masonry: In the name of Jesus Christ, I renounce
Jesus Christ, I renounce Masonry's false trinitari-
and reject the Pelican an deity AUM and it's
witchcraft spirit, as well parts, Brahma the creator,
as the occult influence of Vishnu the preserver, and
the Rosicrucians and the Shiva the destroyer. I
Kabbala in this degree....I renounce the deity of
renounce the blasphemy Ahura-Mazda, the claimed
and rejection of the deity spirit or source of all
of Jesus Christ and the light, and the worship
secret words igne natural with fire, which is an
renovatur integra and its abomination to God, and
burning. I renounce the also the drinking from a
mockery of the commun- human skull in many
ion taken in this degree, rites.
including the biscuit, salt York Rites of
and white wine. Thirty- Masonry: I renounce the
Second Degree of Most Excellent Master
Masonry: In the name of Degree, in which the


trained and experienced
FWC personnel on site.
By the way, when you
visit the BTYCC Face
book page you will read
comments that echo the
fun times that area kids,
including my youngest
son, Travis, and I had on
that first Saturday in
March. His sister,
Chelsea, and big brother,
Gene, missed a real fun
experience this time. At
any rate, some writers
say their favorite time
was when they keenly
observed Byron Ferguson
display his hunting skills
or when they witnessed
Tim Bradley and his
"amazing shotgun shoot-
ing skills". Moreover,
there are yet others who
created a blog to express
their fondness for having
the opportunity to meet
Jim Fowler. Oh yeah,
that is the same Jim
Fowler of Mutual of
Omaha's Wild Kingdom
television show! We too
thought it surreal.
In addition, be


assured that Beau Turner
and FWC continue to
demonstrate extraordi-
nary leadership, courage,
innovation, creativity,
excellence, and land man-
agement expertise. They
have succeeded in getting
kids who live in the pan-
handle to put down their
ipads and ipods and pick
up a bow and arrow, or a
reel and rod, and learn
how to survive in the
wilderness. Residents of
Jefferson County and sur-
rounding areas (based on
the truck tags at the most
recent event) honor you
all for the outstanding
accomplishments. If
there were any awards to
be bestowed for an atypi-
cal public-private part-
nership then I certainly
endorse the BTYCC and
this annual event for one
of them.
Beau, you all deserve
the nation's preeminent
honor for your contribu-
tions to enhancing the
quality of life for our
kids, especially those


whose life circumstances
have deemed them to be
classified as underprivi-
leged.
* Most important,
Beau as you have said
many times during your
down to earth speeches at
these events, "you
already receive the great-
est reward just by know-
ing that you have made
the lives of these children
so much better by getting
them to adhere to safety
when discovering their
unique competitive skills
while at the same time
exploring the great out-
doors". Not only are you
and the FWC staff prov-
ing that this initiative is
achievable, but you are
demonstrating that it is
sustainable as well.
Thanks again for
enabling us to enjoy
nature at its best!
Respectfully,

(ghallboard@yahoo.com)
County Commissioner
District 2


son's Upper Level Rituals


penalty is to have my
breast torn open and my
heart and vital organs
removed and exposed to
rot on the dung hill. I
renounce the Select
Master Degree with its
penalty to have my hands
chopped off to the stumps,
to have my eyes plucked
out from their sockets,
and to have my body quar-
tered and thrown among
the rubbish of the temple.
Thirty-Third
(Supreme) Degree: In the
name of Jesus Christ, I
renounce and utterly for-
sake The Great Architect
I


of the Universe, who is
revealed in this degree as
Lucifer, and his false
claim to be the universal
fatherhood of God. I
renounce the cable tow
around the neck. I
renounce the the death
wish that the wine drunk
from the human skull
should turn to poison and
the skeleton whose cold
arms are invited if the
oath of this degree is vio-
lated. I renounce the
three infamous assassins
of their grand master: law,
property, and religion, and
the greed and witchcraft


involved in the attempt to
manipulate and control
the rest of mankind.
In the name of God
the Father, Jesus Christ
the Son, and the Holy
Spirit, I renounce and
break the curses and iniq-
uities involved in the idol-
atry, blasphemy, secrecy
and deception of
Freemasonry at every-":
level..."---Excerpted from
Delivering The Captives
by Alice Smith, pgs.126-
128. Amen.
LJ&t oIhnAon,
Monticello, FL


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THEME: ON THE
FARM


ACROSS
1. Tabletop mountains
6. Goon
9. Regretted
13. To the left of helm
14. *Don't put this under
your saddle
15. 1930s hop
16. It's on top of the
queen
17. Big head
18. Apart
19. Ill-tempered
21. *A must for any large
farm
23. *Characteristic of fox
that gets to hen house?
24. Hoodlum
25. *American
Horticultural Society
28. Pitcher
30. Beast's true love
35. *A.k.a chrysanthe-
mums, a popular flower
crop
37. Exclamation expres-
sive of sorrow or appre-


hension
39. Indian monetary unit
40. What exhaust pipes do
41. Millionaire's boat
43. Four years to Obama
44. *Hay or grass com-
pressor
46. Not far
47. It's not enough for
some
48. Deficiency of red
blood cells
50. Actress Perlman
52. Bear's winter hangout
53. Maneuver to gain
advantage
55. Santa winds
57. *Highly proteina-
ceous vegetable crop
61. *Like food grown on
farm
64. Intestinal obstruction
65. "Old Man's" turf,
according to Hemingway
67. Dolphin home
69. Past tense of lean
70. *Corn piece
71. One" on a tick-
et
72. Come before "aahs"


73. Through-the-lens, acr.
74. Expressions of scorn

DOWN
1. Dojo pad
2. Narrative poem
3. Fly like eagle
4. Tapestry
5. *It has many stalls
6. Conform
7. Precedes Sep.
8. Latte foam
9. Reduced instruction
set computer
10. g or cm, e.g.
11. Cocoyam
12. One who dyes
15. Camp defended by cir-
cling wagons
20. Road less traveled
22. Done with elbow
grease
24. Gothic decorative
stonework
25. Single-cell protozoan
26. Man, e.g.
27. Upside down frown
29. Panache
31. Target of grand theft
32. Stand on end
33. 9 a.m. prayer
34. Republic on Arabian
Peninsula
36. *Flower holder
38. Iranian monarch
42. water"
45. *Like one most ready
to eat
49. carte
51. *G. Orwell's "
Farm"
54. Earliest stage of sick-
ness
56. Follow rules, as good
citizens do
57. *Feed storage
58. Margarine
59. Uh-huh
60. They go with brats
61. Grey
62. Feeble or crippled
63. Arabian chieftain
66. *What is done to edi-
ble crops
68. Now or Never"


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i6Is anyone offended by
Ithe overflowing trash
cans, trash everywhere,
no opportunity to recycle
plastic bottles and the
state of the restrooms at
Recreation Park?!"
6SCure would be a
ppleasant sight if
Simpson Avenue people
could get their trash from
the truck and yard to the
curb or the dump-"
6I1sn't it interesting how
Ithe rules and regula-
tions apply to some but
not at all to others? I find
this especially true in the
case of the Parks and
Recreation Dept. The City
workers have repeatedly
told dog owners .. "You
cannot run your dogs on
the track, or fields" and
smokers to put out that
Cigarette, yet people with
42 inch speakers and
music loud enough to hear
several blocks away,
teenagers and young
adults making marijuana
deals drinking, and ad-
dressing people with the
manner of hoodlums is ac-
ceptable with no proper
police or official supervi-
sion. In a silly way this
reminds me of traffic tick-
ets being frequently given
for no seatbelt infractions,
but semi drivers being al-
lowed to use "Jake
Brakes" in town and do
65 in a 35 mph zone. I just
say if the rules apply to
some.......they NEED to
apply to all. Finally, as a
decent citizen, my tax dol-
lars should not be used to
create playgrounds for dis-
obedient children or prob-
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Monticello Garden Club Spring General Meetingi

DEBBIE SNAPP The Fall General.....
Monticello News Meeting of the
Staff Writer Monticello Garden Club .
The Spring General featured Laura Mock, fir a
Meeting of the president of the Perry 4 ,
Monticello Garden Club Florida Garden Club, ,' e.
will begin at noon on presenting a program on r ,,


Thursday, April 15 at the
Women's Club on Pearl
Street. Speakers will be
made up of a panel of
Garden Circle experts.
The panel will include
Isabelle de Sercey, Jan
Wadsworth, Ann Mara,
and Debbie Bailey They
will present programs on
rose gardening, hum-
mingbirds, organic gar-
dening, and whooping
crane migration.
The afternoon agen-
da will also include a pic-
nic themed lunch. The
cost is $10, for the lunch-
eon.


flower arranging. An
auction of the arrange-
ments was offered to the
attendees after Mock's
presentation. Mock gave
tips on flower arrange-
ments including this one:
cemeteries are the best
place to prune for green-
ery for flower arrange-
ments. That's where
most of the greenery she
used in her demonstra-
tion on this day came
from.
Several door prizes
were awarded, and guests
were given ample time to
browse the Garden Circle


"sale tables" for bargains Monticello NeiVs Photo By Debble Snapp, October 15, 2009.
and good buys. The Spring General Meeting of the Monticello Garden Club will be at the,
For more informa- Women's Club on Thursday, April 15. Pictured from left are attendees to the Falkl
tion contact Suzanne General Meeting held Oct. 15, 2009: Anne Mara, Founders Circle, Linda Demott;':
Peary, president of The Magnolia Circle, Cindy Chancy, Magnolia, Suzanne Peary, president MGC, Laurai---
Monticello Garden Club Mock, featured speaker, Jan Wadsworth, Mignonette Circle, Kaye Fearneyhoughjn
at 997-4043. Founders Circle, and Dottie Jenkins, Camellia Circle. ,A


Emancipation Proclamation Day A FLORIDA

Parade Applications Being Accepted inW POFTT


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
It has been 145 years since slaves were freed
in North Florida. Emancipation for the slaves
came May 20, 1865 and Monticello's 10th annual
Emancipation Observance Day Parade will be
held May 17, 2010, beginning promptly at 10 a.m.
The Emancipation Day festivities will follow the
parade at the Dr. MLK Center located at 1420 1t1
Street, Monticello.
Applications for parade entrants
are now being accepted. The applica- A .
tion deadline is May 10. There is
never a fee to enter the parade as a I&M
unit.
Through an agreement with the
School Board, the third Monday of
May, district schools are closed so
students can -participate in the '
parade and fetilhities."
Free food, fellowship and histori-
cal information will be shared with I
those attending. Come one, come all.
Freedom is not free.
The annual parade and festivities
are held to commemorate
Emancipation Day, which got,, it's
beginning on January 1, 1863 when


ht e Emancipation Pr y


President Abraham Lincoln declaring all slaves
in the United States, then in rebellion, to be
given their independence. Slaves in Jefferson,
Leon, Gadsden, and Madison counties were
freed two years later on May 20, 1865, 145 years
ago.
To obtain an application call Gerrold Austin
at 342-4806 or Charles Parrish at 997-3760.
Return applications to MLK Community
Center, PO Box 171, Lloyd, FL, 32337.


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This weekend's
Southern Music Rising
has something for every-
one. Barry Kelly, Jack
Carswell, and the
Foundation for the
Preservation of Historic
American Music have
gone all out to line up
some fabulous talent.
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April 16, and 17 will fea-
ture over 40 performanc-
es on six stages.
Cowboy Poetry and
Cracker Storytelling
have been added this
year.' Doyle Conner, Jr.
and Stephen Monroe
will team up on
Saturday evening to add
a little something new to
the event. Their per-
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ances are usually sepa-.
rate, Conner and'T
Monroe have teamed up'
before for things like the-'
Great Florida Cattle"
Drive's of 1995 and 20063,
and other history mak-_b
ing events to showcase-.
Florida's ranching
industry Earlier thigy
year, Conner and4i
Monroe were part of a~q
contingent of approxi-,,
mately 16 storytellers;p,',
musicians, visual artists'-.
and cowboy poets who
represented Florida a.t
the National :Cowboy-
Poetry Gathering int',
Elko, Nevada. Thie-
year's event feature&
Florida and Louisianl
and many in the wesT
were surprised to lear&il
about the heritage of theo'
southeastern United#V
States cattle industry
Doyle Conner, Jrji
who lives in Monticello,
is a great historian andt
folk musician. As a sixth`i
generation cracker ancde
cowman, he has studied' K6
researched and shared."
Florida's cow history forb'
more than 20 years'HP
Whether it is saddles,
horses, food or other-
interests, Doyle is conal
sidered an expert in theil
culture of old tim&6@
Florida. His tales ofA
Florida's Cracker erat
will make his listeners'O.
believe that he could-'
have lived through those
times more than 10N'
years ago; he will have
his audience wishing<
they too lived long ago. 4'
Stephen Monroe hasi
been called "a Florida&
Cowboy Poet" and he fits
the billing. His family'
has lived and farmed in
Jefferson County
Florida for five genera-
tions. He learned cow-
boy poetry to entertain
himself during lonr'
days in the saddle. Late
in promotion of
Florida's agricultural
industry, he discovered
that folks enjoy hearing
these stories and poems
almost as much as ho.
enjoys telling them. He'
has performed through-
out Florida and has
opened for other enter-
tainers including th.
Bellamy Brothers.
Cowboy poetry mixed
with other stories offers
folks a chance to laug4
and to reflect on the,
times of their lives'
Stephen's presentation
are also a tribute to thi
folks who make their I ix-,"
ing helping the Good
Lord to provide food and
fiber for our communism
ties, our country and out'
world.









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APRIL 14, 21, 28
Employment Connections
C reer Coach Mobile Lab
is'scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4
p. on Wednesdays
a~foss from the First
B ptist Church in
Mpnticello. Services
ir lude job search,
rEume assistance, assess-
nmnts, and labor market
information. For more
information, contact
Diine Head at 973-2672,
9';:-6497, or
hhdd@nfwdb.org
r APRIL 15 AND 17
Backyard Farm work-
shops on organic garden-
ing are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SThursday, and Saturday.
For more information call
99'7-4647 or go to
www.farmerpam.com To
view this month's newslet-
ter visit
www.farmerpam.info
APRIL 15
The Savvy Senior month-
ly outreach program,
sponsored by Capital
Health Plan, will begin at
nobn 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. April
Johnston, PharmD, will
present "High Risk
Medications for the Senior
Population," Bring a bag
luhch. For more informa-
tion about this program
and to make reservations
call 850-523-7333. Some
things get better with age.
S APRIL 15
You may qualify for assis-
tance from Capital Area
Community Action
Agency Call Pat Hall or

Ransom


Melissa Watson at 997-8231
for additional informa-
tion. They can tell you
what services are current-
ly being provided. CACAA
will be working 9 a.m. to 2
Sp.m. on the third
Thursday at the First
Baptist Church of Lloyd.
The CACAA needs homes
in Jefferson County for
weatherization. The
We a t h e r i zati o-n
Assistance Program
reduces heating and cool-
ing costs by improving
the energy .efficiency of'
the home. For further
information call for an
appointment.
APRIL 15
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-
tions.
APRIL 15
Cub Scout Pack 808 will
meet weekly 7 to 8 p.m. on
SThursdayr at The Eagle's
Nest on South Water
Street. For more informa-
tion contact Cub Master
Greg Wynot at 997-5366.
APRIL 15
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursday at the
Christ Episcopal Church
annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For pore informa-
tion call 997-2129 or 997-
1955.
APRIL 16


CAL5NHARi


Chamber for lunch and a
meeting with a program/
and speaker. Contact the
Chamber at 997-5552 for
more information.
APRIL 16 AND 17
Monticello's Third
Annual Southern Music
Rising Festival kicks off
Friday with a concert at
the Monticello Opera
House. The featured act
will be seven-time IBMA
Fiddler Performer of the
Year Michael Cleveland
and Flamekeeper. The
opening act will be The
Cobb Brothers, from the
Ozarks. Tickets are $15,
and the concert starts at
.7:30 p.ml Then there will
be Bluegrass, Folk and
Americana music all day
long on Saturday, with 40-
plus performances on six
stages around downtown
Monticello. An all day
pass is only $10, and chil-
dren are free. For more
information visit
wwwsouthernmusicrisin
g.com or call (850) 510-4220
APRIL 17
Road CRU Car Club meets
5 p.m. every third
Saturday on, North
Cherry Street in front of
the Rare Door restaurant,.
in downtown Monticello.
There will be a 50/50
drawing and lots of door
prizes. Everyone is wel-
come to join the activities
and see some awesome
cars. Contact Ray Foskey
at 997-0607 for more infor-


Astronaut Winston Scott mation.
will be at the Jefferson APRIL 17
County High School, in Girl Scouting is fun, and
the auditorium, 9 a.m. builds girls of courage,
Friday The community is confidence, and character,
invited to attend. who make the world a bet-
APRIL 16 ter place. Join- Junior
Rotary :jneets ,, 12: 2,p.m.: ; Troop 150, girl's'ages'8 to
every Friday at the 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Celebrates 99 Years


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Charity Minton Ransom was born
and educated in Jefferson County in the
small community of Piney Woods. She is
the third child of Sally and 'Robert
Minton. Charity has two brothers,
James and Steven, and one sister, Nancy;
all are now deceased. She was married to
thp late Seymour Ransom of Monticello,
Florida at an early age. Together they
moved to Titusville, Florida.
Due to her health, she is now a resi-
dent of Huntington Nursing Center in
Rockledge. She loves her church and at
one time was a very active member and
Sunday School Teacher at Saint James
AME Church. She is proud of the fact
that she was the Sunday School teacher
of:Marion Marlow, one of the staff mem-
bers of the Florida Black Caucus. She
attends services how as often as possi-
ble.
SRansom worked for the late Bernard
& Pampy Parrish, of the Florida Senate,
for many years. She loves baseball. Her
favorite teams are the Florida Marlins
and the Atlanta Braves.
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She is the oldest member of her fam-
ily She has one son, the late Billy
Ransom; one granddaughter, LaTecha
Ransom-Sears; two grandsons; four
nephews Henry Willie James, Nathan,
and Robert Minton; one niece Doretha
Minton-Howard; 13 great-nephews and
nieces, 18 great-great-nephews and
nieces; and eight great-great-great-
nephews and nieces. Extended family
members from her church, Saint James
AME and the community are endless.


on the first and third
Saturday of each month
at the Greenville United.
Methodist Church to
learn more about Girl
Scouts. For more informa-
tion contact co-leaders
Janice and Sean Carson at
948-6901 or contact the
Girl Scout Council of the
Florida Panhandle, at 386-
* 2131.
APRIL 18
Camellia Garden Circle
members meet 2 p.m. on
the third Sunday.
Members bring treats and
beverages to share with
the group. Contact
Isabelle de Sercey at
APRIL 19
J.O.Y. Club (Just Older
Youth) meets 6 p.m. on the
third Monday at Lamont
Baptist Church to enjoy
Christian fellowship. Call
997-4006 for more informa-
tion.


NINVER KING
BARRETT
Ninver Barrett, age 93 passed away April 7, 2010,
in Monticello.
Funeral services were be graveside at Mt Zion
Cemetery, Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.
The family were received friends prior to the
service at the cemetery In lieu of flowers contribu-
tions may be made to Crosslanding Health &
Rehabilitation, 1780 N. Jefferson Street, Monticello,
Florida 32344.
Mrs. Barrett was a native of Donaldsonville,
Georgia and had lived in Monticello most of her life.
She loved to cook and was a great seamstress. She
enjoyed the simple things in life and being with her
family and flowers. She was of Baptist faith and a
member of Olive Baptist Church.
Mrs. Barrett is survived by her son, Ronald
Barrett of Monticello; one daughter Margaret
Barrett Ivey of Albemarle, NC; five grandchildren
and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter
Shirley Cathey, and her husband John W. Barrett.


Jennifer Nichole Hoover
and Leonard Mark Arnold
announce their engagement and
Forthcoming marriage.
The bride's parents are Gail
Lawson of Perry, FL and Mancel
and Cathy Sherrer of Perry, FL.
The groom's parents are
Aubrey and Phyllis Connell of
Wacissa, FL and Leonard
Arnold of Hosford, FL.
The wedding will 'b an
event of April 17, 2010 at 5
o'clock in the afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Mancel
Sherrer.
The bride's grandparents
are Robert and Iris Swain of
Perry, FL. The groom's grand- 4
parents are Kenneth and Leslie
Hamilton of Wacissa, FL and
Eunice Arnold of Hosford, FL.
Invitations are sent, and
friends andfamily are also invit-
ed by calling 838-6898.

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Draft


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Consulting Engineers,
Inc., guaranteed to the
council that the project
would be accomplished
under budget.
Items that were
removed from the
required work to bring
down the project's cost
included elimination of
a gravel access road, a
fence and two irrigation
stations.
The council' award
assures that the work
will finally get started,
more than a year-and-a-
half after state and local
officials gathered at the
site of the wastewater
treatment plant off
Mamie Scott Drive and
celebrated the start of
project. The long delay
was a result of the oner-
ous process to acquire
the necessary state per-
mits for the project,
according to the engi-
neers.
The reuse project is
expected to reduce
groundwater consump-
tion and save the city
thousands in effluent
testing fees. Stemming
from a state initiative
that encourages the use
of alternative and cost-
effective water sources
and largely financed by
public funds, the project
is part of a $2.2 million
public/private undertak-
ing that will benefit the
city, the environment
and Simpson Nursery.
What the reuse proj-


ect will do is take the
effluent from the treat-
ment plant and piped it
to Simpson Nursery,
which will use the water
to irrigate its plants and
trees. Among the several
positives that the project
is expected to accom-
plish are: a reduction of
groundwater consump-
Stion; improvement of
the effluent quality;
elimination of the sur-
face water discharges to
the wetlands; reduction
of water shortages dur-
ing droughts; and the
lowering of the city's
monthly costs for the
discharge monitoring
tests.
Simpson requires
about 1.6 million gallons
of water daily to irrigate
351 of its more than 765
acres, which practice
assures the complete
usage of the less than
one million gallons that
the treatment plan
processes daily. The
agreement between
Simpson and the city is
for 10 years.
As the engineers
explain it, the city
presently pumps the
effluent to manmade or
constructed wetlands,
where it is further puri-
fied by soil filtration
before ultimately being
discharged into jurisdic-
tional wetlands that feed
into the Aucilla River.
The new system will
bypass the constructed


Public Hearing Co

the Florida Department be owner occupied and
of Community Affairs families had to be of
(FDCA), which adminis- low to moderate
ters the grants, is sched- income.
uled to hold three appli7 "There is no money
cation cycles within the obligation," Dingman
nexi nine months. His said. "The only obliga-
intent, .Dingman said, tion is that owners
was to have the city must live in the house
apply for two of the for five years after the
cycles, repairs. If the person
He explained that sells the house within
the purpose of the hear- five years, they must
ings was to inform pay a prorated amount
members of the public of the money back."
about the grant, which Following comple-
is to be used for the tion of the public hear-
rehabilitation of poor ing for the 2009 cycle
housing, as opposed to (Dingman explained
neighborhood rehabili- that the process' was
station or economic', running a year behind),
development. He said a he conducted a second
second grant applica- public hearing for the
tion would be submitted 2010 cycle, in the event
only if he city's failed to that the first applica-
get funding in the first tion failed.
cycle. Dingman followed'
"All houses will be up with a workshop on


fixed or demolished,"
Dingman said of the
grant. "The program
will be on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Eligibility will be based
on income, age and
handicap."
He added that to
qualify for the pro-
gram, all houses had to


fair housing, which
protects citizens from
'discriminatory prac-
'tices in housing
because of race, color,
religion, handicap, and
such. He then had the
council adopt the
Standard Housing
Assistance Plan, which
sets'the standards and


wetlands and pump the
effluent into ponds that
Simpson can access,
with one of the ponds
designated a wet-weath-
er pond that will have
the capacity to hold a
five-day supply of efflu-
ent, in the event that
rainstorms make irriga-
tion superfluous.
The first phase of
the project, accom-
plished early last year,
involved a $1. million
expenditure to replace
the treatment plant's
head-works, which func-
tion to remove the float-
able objects and other
solids that enter the
facility in the waste
stream. Typically, the
head-works include
grinders, screens,
screening compactors
and grit removal sys-
tems. The head-works
also serve to ensure that
the effluent leaving the
plant meets the applica-
ble environmental stan-
dards.
Funding for the proj-
ect came from the
Suwannee River Water-,
.Management District
(SRWMD), which con-
tributed $1,500,000; the
Florida Department of
Agriculture Consumer;
Services, which, con-
tributed $150,000; the
Legislature, which
kicked in $500,000; and
the City of Monticello,
which contributed
$50,000.

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criteria for the selec-
tion of the homeowners
and the administration
of the program. Finally,
the council reappointed
the former Citizens
Advisory Board.
Dingman holds that
the conditions are opti-
mum for the city to
acquire a $700,000
C o m m u.n i t y
Development Block
Grant at present, even
though its applications
have scored low previ-
ously.
Among the reasons
for his optimism:
The federal gov-
ernment has upped the
funding from $3.9 bil-
lion to $4.5 billion for
the coming fiscal year.
Communities that
received CDBG funding
in the last fiscal year
are prevented from
applying for another
two years, which opens
the field for those that
can apply.
The state has
removed the require-
ment that cities must
have housing code
enforcement programs,
a deficiency that con-
tributed to the city's
poor score the last time.
On average, the
$700,000 is expected to
allow for the rehabilita-
tion of 10 units,
depending on the
degree of the rehabili-
tations.


Pageant
Cont. From Page 1


acquire a sponsor; spon-
sorship is $100.
Contestants will be
judged on opening num-
ber; talent competition;
evening gown competi-
tion; and question and
answer session.
Applications can be
picked up at the
Chamber of Commerce,
Aucilla Christian
Academy,' Jefferson
County Middle High
School, and Monticello
Christian Academy


nore the proposed
changes, until a day in the
future when they discover
either that they are pre-
vented from doing some-
thing that they want to do
on their lands, or adjacent
property owners are
allowed to do some activi-
ty that the former find
objectionable.
That said, it behooves
property owners to get a
copy of the 77-page draft
document complete
with additions, deletions
and strikeouts and
review it. As it is, affected
property owners should
receive a letter in the com-
ing weeks advising them
of any proposed changes
to their lands. Likewise,
letters should also be
forthcoming to owners of
properties adjacent to
those that are slated for a
change. For all others
interested in reviewing
the proposed changes,
copies of the document
can be viewed at the
Planning Department
office on Water Street and
at the Jefferson County
Public Library, also on
Water Street.
It's important to note
that although the
Planning Commission
voted to approve both the
draft document and the
proposed changes to the
land-use map on Thursday
night, disagreements still
exist among some of the
members over the map
changes, with at least two
of the seven map changes
barely squeezing by on 5-4
votes. It's also important
to note that the Jqfferson
County Commission,
' which :yet has to: review
the ,document; may, well.
make its own changes to
it. As may the DCA, when
its turn comes up. Which
is to say that the document
has yet a ways to go before
becoming a done deal;
even so, it's well on its way
to attaining that status.
It's impossible here to
detail all the proposed
changes, given the magni-
tude of the work. But one
of the more significant
and overarching princi-
ples informing the
changes has to do with the
transfer of densities,
(housing units per acre)
from one land-use catego-
ry to another, along with
the assignment of
increased densities to cat-
egories such as the Mixed-
Use Suburban Residential
(MUSR), Mixed-Use
Business Residential
(MUBR) and Mixed-Use
Interchange Business
(MUIB). Also noteworthy
is the creation of a mining

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nario, a community with
no telephone service,
therefore no 911 service for
medical emergencies or
fires; there is no cell phone
reception in the area; col-
lege students who take
online courses who could
not do so; students needing
to research topics for
homework, but couldn't;
that had been the actuality
of Aucilla Shores for near-
ly one week, following a
large thunderstorm.
The resident road
crew was out the following
day.attempting to repair
the road enough to make it
passable for residents and
inadvertently unearthed
the telephone cable with
the road equipment, which
was buried in the center of
the road'
Embarq reported to
the area the same day, dig-
ging up approximately 500
feet of telephone cable so
it could be rerouted. At
the end of the day, the
cable was left on the road
to be buried the following
day
Friday afternoon,
September 18, 2009, in
broad daylight and in front


overlay district on certain
properties in the Ag-20
land-use category Ag-20
stands for one housing
unit per 20 acres.
Planning Official Bill
Tellefsen's argument for
the transfer and increase
of densities from one area
to another rests on his
strong belief that the
county must plan its
future growth by target-
ing that growth in the
desirable areas where the
amenities already exist,
rather than allowing
development to occur
willy-nilly and result in
urban sprawl. What
Tellefsen and likeminded
planners essentially did
then was to take the
assigned densities from
conservation and other
areas that can't ever be
developed and assign
these potential densities
to areas where maximum
growth is desired and
where the. water and
sewer infrastructure is in
place, such as the US 19
corridor.
Others of the plan-
ners, however, argue that
the county already has
enough areas designated
for development; that the
massive proposed changes
will only destroy the rural
character of the county;
and that it would be better
to have developers come
before officials and
request particular land-
use changes on an individ-
ual basis, rather than giv-
ing them broad changes
on a grand scale. There
was also much discussion
about when and how
landowners of the .affect-
:ed. properties should be
notified, and whether it
was fair that property
owners who had request-
ed to get their land-use
categories changed were
being given the considera-
tion, while the great
majority of landowners
didn't even know that the
opportunity was avail-
able.
Tellefsen's argument
was essentially that in
instances where' a
landowner asked for a.spe-
cific land-use change, the
latter should get it as a
reward for being proac-
tive; and in the other
cases, he himself had ini-
tiated the land-use
changes in order to bring
particular parcels into
conformance with the sur-
rounding land-use desig-
nations.
By far the most con-
troversial of the proposed
changes proved to be the
ones to the US 19 corridor.
Indeed, the original pro-


posal called for almost the
entire corridor from
near the Georgia line on
the north to the interstate
on the south to be
changed from its present
agricultural designation
to commercial, which
would allow for maxi-
mum concentrations of
buildings alongside the
road and the adjoining
properties.
Part A of the US 19
map. changes called for
561.2 acres on-the east
side of the roadway, from
just north of Monticello
to the Jefferson County
Kennel Club, to be
changed from Ag-5 (one
house per five acres) to
Mixed-Use Business
Residential (MUBR),
which allows up to 10
units per acre, including
offices, retail shops, lodg-
ing facilities, restaurants,
shopping centers and the
like.
Part B of the proposal
called for a corresponding
570.5 acres on'US 19 South
to be changed from Ag-5
to MUBR, with the desig-
nated area starting just
south of the railroad
tracks on the west side 6f
US 19, extending south-
ward and taking in the
middle/high school prop-
erty and surrounding
lands on the east side of
US 19, and ultimately con-
necting with the business
interchange at 1-10.
This proposal gener-
ated the most discussion
and contention; and in the
end, the planners largely
abandoned: the original
plan, voting instead to
leave in agricultural the
561.2 acres on. US 19
North, with the exception
of a 91-acre parcel on the
northernmost part that
the owner specifically
had asked be changed to
MUBR.
On US 19 South, the
planners voted to leave
the area west of US 19 -
from south of the railroad
tracks to near 1-10 as
agricultural; but to
change the large area east
of US 19 to MUBR, includ-
ing the middle/high
school property and sur-
rounding properties all
the way south to the 1-10
interchange on the north-
east corner.
The planners pretty
much accepted the other
six proposed map changes
as presented. These
changes affect various
properties in the Ashville
area, the Lake -and West
Lake roads area, the
Lloyd area, and the
Wacissa and Waukeenah
areas..


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of several residents who
were returning to their
Homes, a vehicle with sev-
eral suspects stopped, cut
the cable, loaded it up and
left the area.
The Jefferson County
Sheriff's Office (JCSO)
was contacted by witness-
es who described the vehi-
cle, the suspects and even
Save the.tag number of the
vehicle.
Deputies immediately
began actively investigat-
ing the case.
Embarq reported that
500 feet of cable had been
stolen and service was not
expected back in the area
until Friday Sept. 25. -
On Sept. 18, Deputy
Pepper Norrman spoke
with one of the witnesses
in reference to the theft.
The witness reported see-
ing a white male at the
intersection of Deerwood
Blvd. and 3rd Street, load-
ing a large amount of tele-
phone cable into the trunk
of his gold/tan vehicle.
The witness was able
to get the vehicle's tag
number, along with a
description of the man
and a description of the


vehicle, a 1995 beige four-
door Oldsmobile, regis-
tered to Macy Hardzog, of
Tallahassee.
On Sept. 22, JCSO
Investigator Gerald
Knecht went to Hardzog's
residence in Tallahassee
and Hardzog said that her
daughter, Carolyri Clary,
and Kent borrowed her car
on Friday Sept. 17, so they
could pick up her grand-
children in Aucilla Shores.
She then guided Knecht to
her daughter's residence,
located in the same trailer
park.
Knecht explained to
Clary and Kent the reason
he was there and Kent
reportedly admitted being
in Aucilla Shores and talk-
ing the phone cable. Kent
said that the cable had
'been cut and he thought it
was useless scrap.
Knecht reported that
Kent had smelted the wire
down and sold it prior to
the deputies arrival.
Kent was arrested
April 7, 2010 on the out-
standing county warrant
and a total bond of $10',000
was set. He remained at
the County'Jail April 12.


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Retired Astronaut Winston Scott Coming To Monticello


SFRAN HUNT
Monticello News
SStaff Writer
Retired NASA
Astronaut Captain
Winston Scott will be in
Monticello, 9 a.m., Friday
April 16, at the old
Jefferson County -High
School auditorium to talk
to area students in grades 4-
S12. This event is meant to
serve the youth as educa-
tional, inspirational and
mostly, motivational.
This event is spon-
sored by Experimental
Aircraft Association
Chapter 445 of Tallahassee,
Kiwanis of Monticello,
Larry and Marilyn Halsey,
State Farm/Tommy Surles,
SMike Reichman, attorney,
SCaminez & Hardee, PA,
Danny's Collision,
SJefferson County School
Board and Farmers and
Merchants Bank.
Scott's journey to the
stars as a NASA astronaut
is a testament to the power
of perseverance and
vision. Raised in Miami,
Scott's largely segregated
education provided little
access to resources, but his
own determination com-
bined with the dedication
of his teachers set him on
an inspiring path of


achievement.
Before joining NASA,
Scott earned a distin-
guished record of service
as a naval aviator. He
served as a fighter pilot,
helicopterpilot, production
test pilot, and research and
development project pilot.
Scott accumulated more
than 5,000 hours of flight
time in 20 different mili-
tary and civilian aircraft
with more than 200 ship-
board landings. He began
his military aviation career
as a Naval Aviator in
August 1974 with an initial
4-year tour of duty flying
the SH-2F Light Airborne
Multi-Purpose System
S(LAMPS) helicopter. After
completing jet training in
the TA-4J Skyhawk, he flew
the F-14 Tomcat in a Navy
fighter squadron. Scott flew
the F/A-18 Hornet and the
A-7 Corsair aircraft as a
production test pilot; and
the F-14, F/A-18 and A-7 air-
craft as a research and
development project pilot.
Scott earned his
Master of Science degree
in aeronautical engineer-
ing with avionics at the
Naval Postgraduate School
at Monterey California and
served as an associate
instructor of electrical


Retired NASA Astronaut Captain Winston Scott


engineering at Florida
A&M University and
Florida Community
College at Jacksonville,
Florida.
Selected as an astro-
naut in 1992, Scott is one of
nine NASA African


American astronauts
who've flown ih space. He
served as a mission special-
ist on STS-72 in 1996 and
STS-87 in 1997, and logged a
total of 24 days, 14 hours
and 34 minutes in space. He
took three spacewalks


Former Attorney Qeneral Bob Butterworth

Exposes Myths on Tobacco Loophole


The Dosal Tobacco
Company is selling ciga-
rettes in the -state of
Mississippi, which
requires non-settling
manufacturers to pay an
equity fee to compensate
the state for the health
costs that smoking
imposes on taxpayers.
The Magnolia State's 25-
cent fee on non-settling
manufacturers, imple-
mented under.
Mississippi Governor,
Haley Barbour, calls into
question Dosal's claim
that a similar fee pro-
posed in Florida would'
make the company
unable to compete.
"If Dosal can afford
to pay their fair share for
the health costs of tobac-
co users in Mississippi,
why shouldn't they pay
in Florida?" -aid former
, Florida Attorney
SGeneral Bob Butterworth
in an April 6 letter to
Senate President Jeff
Atwater urging an up-or-
Sdown vote .on proposed
Florida legislation to
impose a fee on non-set-
tling manufacturers.
"Non-participating man-
ufacturers such as Dosal
Should be making pay-
ments to defray the
Health costs their prod-
ucts impose on Florida
taxpayers."
In the letter to
President Atwater,
Butterworth rebutted
claims made by Dosal
concerning its size, as
well as the nature of
Florida's landmark
tobacco settlement victo-
ry
"Contrary to claims
by the company, Dosal
Tobacco is not a 'small,
family-owned South-


Florida company,' but is
in fact the 3rd largest cig-
arette manufacturer in
the state," Butterworth
said. "Dosal has clearly
become 'Big Tobacco.'"
In fact, aided by the
loophole in Florida's
tobacco policy that leaves
non-settling manufactur-
ers exempt from making
health care payments to
reimburse taxpayers, for
Health costs, .. Dosal.
Tobacco sells, .its: ciga-i
rettes for as little as $3.50
a pack, compared to more
than $6 for other ciga-
rette manufacturers.
This loophole has provid-
ed Dosal with a huge
competitive advantage.
In 1994, the State of
Florida sued under the
state's Medicaid Third-
Party Liability Act to.
recoup billions of dollars
in health care costs
imposed on state taxpay-
ers by Big Tobacco. In its
1997 settlement victory,
Florida forced 'tobacco
manufacturers to make
payments of about 45.
cents a pack to reimburse
taxpayers for the
Medicaid costs caused by
tobacco.
This settlement has
produced billions of dol-
lars that have helped
reduce the tax burden on
Floridians for paying
tobacco-related health
care costs. Over the past
13 years, however, ciga-
rette companies that
were left out of the tobac-
co settlement because of
their small size have
grown, and now sell 22
percent of Florida's ciga-
rettes. As a result, pay-
ments to Florida's tobac-
co settlement fund last
year were $58.5 million


lower than expected.
Butterworth said
Dosal Tobacco was let go
from -the lawsuit not
because of any finding of
fact regarding the compa-
ny's business practices
but simply'because of its
insignificant market
share at the time.
"When .we were
ready to execute a settle-
ment with 98 percent of
Florida's cigarette mar-
ket, Gov. Lawton Chiles
and I seized that opportu-
nity, as we did not want
companies with insignifi-
cant market share to
delay a final agreement,"
Butterworth said, noting
that the case against
Dosal Tobacco was dis-
missed without preju-
dice, meaning that
Florida could bring a
new lawsuit against the
company in the future if
it chose.
The proposed fee on
non-settling manufactur-
ers, however, would offer
a quicker and better solu-
tion than litigation,
Butterworth said.
Moreover, the proposed
legislation, Senate Bill
2344 could raise up to
$200 million in new rev-
enues if funds raised by
an equity assessment
were applied to health
services that draw down
federal matching funds.
Tobacco-related ill-
nesses are responsible
for an estimated 28,607
Florida deaths each year,
according to the
American Lung
Association, and the eco-
nomic cost due to smok-
ing in Florida is more
than $12.5 billion.
"Dosal Tobacco sells
nearly 20 percent of


Florida's cigarettes, and
these cigarettes have the
same negative impact on
'health as those manufac-
tured by companies now
making settlement pay-
ments," Butterworth
said. "It is time for the
Florida Legislature to
take action to deliver jus-
tice f6r Florida taxpayers
and treat cigarettes pro-
duced by non-settling
manufacturers the same
way we treat all other cig-
arettes."


totaling 19 hours and 26
minutes during the mis-
sions to support technical
planning for the
International Space
Station and to capture, by.
hand, the Spartan satellite.
On STS-72 Scott partic-
ipated in an almost seven-
hour spacewalk from the
orbiter Endeavour to test
tools and procedures for.
use in the assembly and
maintenance of the
International Space
Station. The spacewalk
included riding the end of
the robot arm to evaluate
spacesuit resistance to the
bitter cold of space.
During Scott's second
mission, STS-87 on the
Columbia, he and fellow
crewmember, Takao Doi,
captured the Spartan sci-


ence satellite during a
nearly eight-hour space-
walk. In his two space-
walks on this mission,
Scott was able to complete
significant testing of EVA
techniques and tools for
assembling the
International Space
Station and check out a
free-flying video camera.
S"Many people ask me
if I would fly on a space
shuttle again. I never hesi-
tate to answer 'yes'. The
benefits of going into space
far exceed the risks. I
believe it is important that
humans continue to reach,
and to, grow. It is only
through exploration and
growth in knowledge that
we are able to provide a bet-
ter life for .everyone."
Winston Scott


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Group ride starts at 10 a.m.. or ride leisurely
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HURCH


325 West Washington Street
Monticello 997-2349
Dr. Rick Kelley, Pastor
Sunday School............................:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:oo AM
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:oo PM
Wednesday Bible Study.............:30 PM
Children's Church Ages 4-6....11:30 AM
-Nursery for all services-
0 5'

CR 149- 7 miles North of US 19 1 mile South of FL/GA Line
Boston, Monticello Road
850-997-1596
Pastor Harold Reams

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




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



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


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


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




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:o0 AM
Choir Practice............................6:00 PM
Worship Service...........................7:00 PM
Wednesday
Children/Student Ministry...........3:30 PM
Senior Adult Choir Practice...........7:00 PM
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends & Youth.6:oo PM
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting...........6:00 PM




425 Cherry Street Monticello 997-4116
Interim Priests
Sunday Service.........................10:oo AM


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

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Rev. Dr. Dean Spivey, pastor from the dead and when they had
.Elizabeth Baptist Church seen Him, He assured them that
In last months' article I their heart would rejoice, and
expressed my concern that God their joy could not be taken from
may be judging our nation. But I them by anyone. (John 16:22) Our
do not want those who read my Lord endured the cross (suffer-
articles to think that all is gloom ing and sorrow that we can't
and doom. I believe there is hope even imagine) because of the joy
because our Lord overcame the that was set before Him.
worst possible circumstance He (Heb.12:2) Our precious and lov-
overcame death! For this reason, ing Lord said that He would rise
even though we may be facing from the dead and ascend to His
hard times, you can still rejoice. Father so that we could have His
The apostle Paul said it this way: joy fulfilled in our hearts. (John
as sorrowful, yet always rejoic- 17:13) Because of Easter we can
ing;... I am exceedingly joyful in have joy that no one can take
all our tribulation. (2 Cor. 6:10, away. No matter what you are
7:4) How can we rejoice in sor- Rev. Dr. Dean Spivey, pastor going through, even if you are
row and tribulation like Paul facing your death or that of a
did? Can we,find joy even though cumstances was because his loved one, you can have joy that
our nation may be under judg- source of joy was not in circum- is inexpressible and full of glory
ment? My answer is a resound- stances. Paul's joy was in the (1 Pet. 1:8) The reason we assem-
ing yes! The reason Paul could Lord. Our Lord Jesus promised ble ourselves every Sunday to
rejoice even in the worst of cir- His disciples that He would rise joyfully worship is Easter.



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APRIL 12 16
Church Revival at
Emmanuel House of
Prayer FBC Monday
through Friday at 7:30
p.m. nightly Worship on
Monday was Elder J.
Randall; Tuesday and
Wednesday was
Prophetess D. Canada;
and on Thursday and
Friday with Evangelist
Rosa Lumpkin. For more
information contact
Elder Modes Cooper at 1-
229-221-8830. 685 South
Jefferson Street in
Monticello.
April 15
AGAPEGIRLS to meet
Thursday, So Long,
Insecurity Discussion


Group 5:30 to 7 p.m. and
So Long, Insecurity
Help-ers Meeting 7 to
8:30p.m.
APRIL 16 AND 17
April-Praise-a-bration at
St. Tabernacle Church
Monticello 7:30 p.m.
Friday evening'and 7:00
p.m. Saturday evening.
Join the celebration with
Elder Willie C. Cuyler,
pastor, and the church
family as they uplift the
name of Jesus. Speaker
for Friday will be Rev.
Clifford Hill of Mt. Olive
AME Church on Lake
Road. Contact Etta
Brinson at 997-3120 or
ettabrinson@yahoo:com
for more information.


APRIL 17
Music Extravaganza 7
p.m. Saturday at
Memorial Missionary
Baptist Church with the
Senior Choir. Everyone is
invited to attend this
evening of songs and
praise. Area choirs, musi-
cal groups, and soloists
are encouraged to partic-
ipate. The church is locat-
ed at 780 Second Street,
Rev. JB Duval, pas-
tor/moderator.
APRIL 24
Fourth Saturday Gospel
Sing will be held 7 p.m. on
Saturday, at Lamont
United Methodist
Church. Fellowship and
refreshments will follow


the evening of music.
Call the church at 997-
2527 for more informa-
tion.
MAY3
Prayer for our country
and leaders 12 p.m. on the
first Monday at First
United Methodist Church
in Monticello, ise the
Walnut Street entrance.
For more information
call the church at 997-
5545.
MAY 29
Car Wash hosted by the
Church of the Nazarene
Youth Group will be held
on Saturday in the
Monticello News Parking
lot. Rev. Tim Hildreth,
pastor.


An Angel In Our Midst


Dedicated to
Mrs. Florence L. Sneed
Life is filled with mystery, tri-
als and tribulations... many
beyond comprehension. Some we
must accept, we're told, without
explanation. These, we know, as
the realities of life. Yet, we live
not without puzzlement. The true
deliverance from confusion is
found in the genuine love of those
who share our world; those who
are always there in the best times
and the worst; those who can
olr hm-, l f n* om


God places in our midst, an
angel who offers us inspiration,
courage and the strengthening
spirit to endure life's misfor-
tunes... and rise above the trivial
and impossible. "YOU" are the
chosen angel that God has given
us. All the glory we give to Him!
All of our love and heartfelt
thanks we give to you. Thanks for
being the friend that aunts are
meant to be. Thanks for being my
other mom and for always keep-
ing a shoulder free for me. Niece
Pqt ini


ly for you on this 13th day of July
1988.


ways 1eip us see a lay Ui oun- araLiia .L B
line behind the darkest cloud. May you find comfort and -S
'e are blessed by God's divine peace in this, my first attempt at :
isdom. We become the chosen! the literary arts, written especial- -* ,



MUSTaRD SEED ITTH


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello Nevs
Staff Writer
He replied,
"Because you have so lit-
tle faith. I tell you the
truth, if you have faith
as small as a mustard
seed, you can say to this
mountain, 'Move from
here to there' and it will
move. Nothing will be
impossible for you."
Matthew 17:20 And,
local "back yard"
farmer Glen Lewis
believes this Bible verse
profusely
Lewis recently
tilled over his winter


garden, pulling the
small mustard trees
from the greens going to
seed. These mustard
trees, all much taller
then his height, remind-
ed him of the Bible
verse he learned so long
ago in Sunday School.
He plans to save some of
the seeds for his fall
planting. He starts most
all his vegetable plant-
ing with seeds.
He planted his
spring/summer garden
this weekend past, and
is looking forward to a
healthy and hardy har-
vest. The two rows of


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


okra he plants each
year remind him, and
his neighbors, of his


dad WT Lewis, and the
genuine love his dad
had for okra.


Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, April 11, 2010.
Glen Lewis is reminded of the Bible verse from
Matthew 17:20 as he works with mustard greens
gone to seed in his garden: And Jesus said unto
them, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the
truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,
you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to
there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible
for you."


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By Marcia Greenwood
The following article
is written about using
faith while praying for the
sick or laying on of hands
but can apply to all areas
when you need faith.
The apostles wanted
the same thing many of
us desire today We find in
Luke 17:5 that the apos-
tles asked something of
Jesus. "Increase our
faith." They felt that if
they had more faith, they
could do what Jesus
did. So they decided to go
the easy route and ask
Jesus to increase their
faith. What better person
to ask! Jesus was full of
faith-just look at all He
did! Nothing-or no
one-not. even Satan
stood in His way. He just
spoke a word with such
assurance and authority
that what He said would
be done! Jesus knew what
lies Satan told and how
he tried to deceive people.
Jesus also knew the
truth-Satan had no
power whatsoever. God
backed Jesus up-every
time!
Now, back to the
apostles. When they
asked Jesus to increase
their faith, His response
shocked them. He told
them they didn't need a
large amount of faith. A
mustard seed size would
do! Well OK they
thought, Jesus won't
increase our faith. But
how do we get mustard
seed size faith? I feel posi-
tive that many of them
went out in the next few
days to check out the size
of a mustard seed! Take a
look at a mustard seed. So
tiny, isn't it? You can
barely feel it because it is
so small. If you don't
have a mustard seed, then
look at a point on the end
of a pencil. That's about
the size of a mustard
seed. Now, imagine what
a mountain looks like. It
is Huge! In man's eyes
mustard seed faith could
never remove this moun-
tain. But God back's up
His promises to us. God is
so simple-He will not
make things difficult for
us, or make something
out of our reach.
Matthew 17:20 says,
"I tell you the truth, if
you have faith as small as
a mustard seed, you can
say. to this mountain,
'Move from here to there'
and it will move. Nothing
will be impossible for
you. Mark 9:23 says every-
thing is possible for him
who believes. Mark 10:27
says that all things are

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possible for God. So, how
do' we obtain Mustard
Seed Faith? God gives us
the measure of faith
(Romans 12:3). OK so
now we have mustard
size seed faith. What do
we do with it? How do we
use it? When we are pray-
ing for others or our-
selves:
1. We need to get our
minds off ourselves, off
the other person, off the
situation and focus com-
pletely on God. We need
to see what Jesus has
already done for us by
His stripes and the cross,
and look to the power of
the Holy Spirit. Jesus
says trust in Him, He tells
us so many times, "I tell
you the truth," He watch-
es over His Word to per-
form it. *
2. Focus on building
your own faith. The gift
God gives you is enough,
but you can build upon
what you have. Romans
10:17 says that faith
comes by hearing and
hearing by the Word of.
God. God's Word is Truth;
you build your faith by
getting the truth into
your heart. You can't
read or hear the Word
then put it on a book-
shelf. What happens
when you do that? Well,
what happens when you
quit exercising and eat-
ing too much? You gain
weight and loose your
muscle. What happens
when you don't focus on
giving in your marriage
and focus on the getting
part? The marriage suf-
fers. What happens when
you let you garden go?
The weeds come in and
overtake the plants. The
same thing happens
when you stay out of the
Word. You forget what
the Word says and how to
apply it to situations in
your life. So by reading
the Word of God is how
you increase your faith.
Keep in the Word, by
reading, listening to
tapes, listening to others
teach and preach until


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Celebrates 3 Years


DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
On Sunday, April 18,
Pastor Eddie L. Yon and
the Restored Glory
Christian Center family
will celebrate three years
of ministry in Jefferson
County.
The anniversary
service will begin
promptly at 10 a.m. and
will feature Minister
Willie Spears, the 2009
Big Bend Coach of the
Year, as its guest speaker.


The program's theme is
taken from Psalm 73:24,
and is "Stepping into the
Glory"
The community is
invited and encouraged
to attend this very spe-
cial service and occa-
sion.
RGCC is located at
1287 South Jefferson
Street, in the Winn Dixie
shopping plaza next to
Family Dollar. For more
information contact
Pastor Yon at 997-0253 or
www.restoredgloryorg


290 East Dogwood Street Monticello 850-997-2252
Rev. Sharon Schuler, Pastor
Sunday School............................................... 9:45 AM
Sunday W orship........................................... 11: AM
Wednesday:
Kids Kingdom (age 4-9)......................4:00-5:30 PM
Fellowship Dinner........................................ 5:30 PM
Bible Study........................................... :00-7:00 PM
Tues. & Thurs.- Ladies Pilates Class....4:oo-5:oo PM

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Wed. Young People Bible Study..7:oo PM
Wed. Counseling..........5:30 PM-8:30 PM
New Life Ministry
Tuesday Bible Study....................7:00 PM
Sunday Worship...........2:00 PM-4:oo PM
Thurs. Jail Ministry.....7:00 PM-9:oo PM
AA Tuesday................................8:00 PM


pray you need to say the
Word, talk the Word and
act on the Word. Hebrew
11:6 says that without
P',i~e y1^ faith it is impossible to
please God, because
everyone who comes to
Him must believe. 2 Cor.
S5:7 says that we must live
A.' :. by faith NOT by sight.
Seeing can be very
deceiving. Keep your
eyes on God. 1 John 5:14
says, that we can have
confidence, that if we ask
anything according to
Sthe Word of God then we
d is i y h t will receive what we ask.
Word is in your heart and This verse should steer
you live, breathe, speak, us o he ord o see
us to the Word to see just
walk and act on God's what God's will is con-
Word at all times. It is not corning healing or any-
(even remotely) in our thing for that matter. You
own power that any one use the same faith to
is healed. We are just a administer healing as
vessel that God can use. If you do hen liev
you do when you believe
you are a willing vessel that God created the
then God will use world. You use the same
you. Jesus already paid faith to believe that Jesus
the price for our healing is the Son of God and you
2000 years ago. (1 Pet. made a confession that
2:24. by His wounds or He is your Lord and
stripes you were Savior. You use the same
healed.) Galatians 3:13 faith to believe that you
says that you and I have have received the Holy
been redeemed from the spirit when you
curse of the law. Spirit when you
curse of the law asked. You use the same
Redeemed means to be faith to believe you have
bought back. The blood of received wisdom when
Jesus did this! Jesus said you ask. You use the
hat He came to destroy ask. You use the
that He came to destroy same faith to believe God
the works of the devil, hears you when you
and He did! Jesus or Godou use the same
pray. You use the same
doesn't make you sick, faith to believe you are
that's one of the (gifts) of made righteous and justi-
the devil! I'd rather have ied after you are born
God's gifts: healing, sal- again. This same faith
vation, redemption, comes through you with
peace and freedom. When and conviction
you lay hands on people power conviction
you lay hands on peopl when you lay hands on
and it doesn't "seem evi- people and pray for oth-
dent"that you are operat- ers to receive healing or
ing in the gift of healings deliverance.
or miracles, that's OK. 4. Continue to work
Keep laying hands on by love, develop this love
people anyway. Mark
people anyway. Mark in your life. 1 Cor. 13:2
16:18 says that if you t ho to
believe you can lay hands says that faith has to be
proceeded by love. Jesus
on the sick and the sick did all things with love
did all things with love
will be made well. and compassion for oth-
Healing is a sign follow- ers. 1 Thes. 5:8 says to put
ing you when you obey faith and love on as a
God and lay hands on the breastplate. Faith and
people. love go hand in hand, and
3. Keep a close fellow- protect and shield your
ship with God. Keep heart. Remember, God
teaching others what God looks on your heart, your
says about healing. Keep motives. Jesus had mus-
combining your faith tard seed size faith,
with the faith of others. because He believed the
Keep doing what God Father. Jesus is the
tells you that you can do! author and finisher of
Mark 11:23-24 a prayer of our faith (Heb. 12:2). He
faith. Now notice in verse lives in you. Use your
22 that it says "Have faith faith! So, again I ask you
in God." This is where it to look at your tiny mus-
all begins. The' words I
all begins. The words I tard seed, and see Jesus
want you to focus on here and te P er o te
are say, do not doubt, and Holy Spirit working in
believe what God says, ^ in
believe what God says, you and act on this faith
ask and believe you and move any mountains
receive. So when you standing in your way.


Health Fair At

New Bethel AME
DEBBIE SNAPP
Monticello News
Staff Writer
New Bethel AME Church and Rev. Jimmie E
Dickey, invite the community to a Health Fair hosted
by the church family and friends 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday
Representatives from area departments of health,
fire, sheriff, and police will be stationed at booths with
literature and such for the attendees. Information on
such issues as: epilepsy, prostate health, asthma,
abstinence education, menopause, high blood pres-
sure, nutrition, diabetes, healthy eating, stress, effects
of smoking, AIDS/STD's, stroke, personal safety, iden-
tity protection, and fire safety, just to name a few.
This annual event is open to the public, for the
public. Join the- festivities and fun, and learn some-
thing new.
For more information about this event call 997-
6928. The church is located at 6496 Ashville Highway.



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


3ou0 iram Ka. mvionuceno- 9Y9-0774
Pastors Donnie and Nancy Thomas
Sunday School..........................0o:oo AM
Sunday Morning Worship....1.....:0o AM
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:oo PM
Wednesday Worship...................7:00 PM


AI RlII
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
www.TransformingLifeChurch.com

Sunday............................................... 10:30 AM
Sunday Morning Praise and Worship
Children's Church
Infants & Toddler Nursery
W ednesday.........................................7:00 PM
Praise & Worship
Adult & Teen Bible Study
Young Explorers (K-5th Grade)


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1287 South Jefferson Street 997-RGCC (7422)
www.restoredglory.org
Sunday Radio Show 8 a.m. 97.9 FM
Pastor Eddie and Elder Veronica Yon
Sunday Church Service............0:oo AM
Thursday Church Service............7:00 PM


11005 Miccosukee Rd. Tallahassee, F132309
Rev. Dr. Jimmy Brookins, Sr. 850-668-2206
pastor/teacher
brookinsjimmy@yahoo.com
Sunday School.................................. 9:30 AM
Morning Worship..........................11:oo AM
Communion (on 1st Sunday)............ 6:00 PM
Tuesday Evening
Singles Ministry Meeting...................6:30 PM
(before 2nd Sunday)
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting, Bible Study....................7:00 PM


81 Methodist Church Rd Waukeenah 997-2171
www.waukeenah-umc.org
Pastor Ralph L. Wrightstone
Sunday School.............................9:45 AM
Sunday Worship.......................11:oo AM
Youth Group......................7:00 PM
Tuesday
Overeaters Anonymous ...........7:00 PM
Wednesday
Choir Practice..............................7:00 PM
Youth Group.......... ..............7:00 PM
Family Fellowship
2nd Thursday of each month
Thrift Store open every Saturday,
8:00 AM-12:oo PM
Every Monday AA Meets..............7:00 PM


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415 E Palmer Mill Rd Monticello 997-1119
newhope415@yahoo
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




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


wy 27 Sout (1 mile south ot wy 59)
Monticello 997-4226
Rev. J. W. Tisdale
Sunday Morning..........................9:30 AM
Sunday Worship.........................11:oo AM
Wednesday
Prayer & Bible..............................7:00 PM


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


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-a
Garage Sale April 17 -
Brynwood Center is having a
Relay For Life Garage Sale
from 8-1 pm on the front lawn
of Brynwood Center. Any ques-
tions or if there are any dona-
tions for the sale, please contact
Teresa Edge 850-997-1800.
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This institution is an equal oppor-
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LEGALS


i IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR JEFFERSO(N COUNT).
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIViION
File Number: 2010-1 i- F'
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LYNN D. MILLER, JR.,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LYNN D. MILLER.
JR., deceased, whose date of death was November 11, 20(i. .
pending in the Circuit Court for Jefferson County, Fl.orda..
Probate Division under probate file 2010-18-CP, the address o-
which is 1 Courthouse Circle, Monticello, Florida 3234- The
names and addresses of the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons l'. ingc
claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a cp., ,.'t
this notice is required to be served must file their claim, \ nht
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP) OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per,.in.r ha -
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate niiurt lile their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS -FTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLO-RIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (_ YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
Attorney for Personal Representative
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LESSEES \ND OCCUI-iPANTS OF RE -L PRO(PERTi \\ ITH-
IN rHE CIT1 LIMITS OF THE CITY (IF NiMONTiCELLO
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Sheriff


2007 for the percentage
of crimes solved, with a
rate of 55.8 percent; and
from January to June,
2008, the cleared per-
centage rate was 57.3


percent. From January
4 14 1i1. through December of
S2009, our rate is 61.1 per-
cent solved crimes,"
said Hobbs, "which was
one of my main goals
when I came into office."
In comparative data,
in 2008, the population
in the county was 12,016
and there were a total of
299 crimes, consisting of
no murders, 7 rapes, 6
robberies, 161 aggravat-
ed assaults, 50 burgla-
ries, 67 cases of larceny,
and 8 motor vehicle
thefts, with a cleared
rate of 54.2 percent.
In 2009 the county
population was 12,156
and the total crimes
were down from the 299
in 2008 to 234, a decrease
of 22.6 percent. Rapes
were down from 7 to 6;
robberies were down
From 6 to 2; and aggra-


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vated assaults were
down from 161 to 74.
However, the number of
cases involving burgla-
ry, larceny and motor
vehicle theft were up,
most likely due to the
recession, said Hobbs.
Burglaries went from 50
in 2008 to 65; larceny
cases climbed from 67 to
76 in 2009; and motor
vehicle thefts were up
from 8 in 2008 to 11 in
2009, averaging out to a
22.6 percent decrease in
crime, all with a cleared
percentage rate of 61.1
percent, far above the
54.2 percent rate in
2008.
Of those reported
offenses, JCSO has
made 240 total arrests
in 2009, including 206
adults and 34 juveniles.
Arrests were made in 3
rape cases; 3 robberies;
34 aggravated assaults;
21 burglaries; 8 cases of
larceny; 5 motor vehi-
cle thefts; 1 kid-
nap/abduction case; 22
simple assaults; 66


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Community College will hold its regular iflonthly meeting
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Library
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drug arrests; 4 fraud
arrests; 2 arrests for
counterfeit/forgery;
and 5 arrests for intim-
idation.
Our neighboring
counties of Leon,
Madison, Taylor and
Wakulla were not as
high in their percentage
cleared cases and were
not down as much in
the crime rate.
In comparison,
Jefferson County was
down 22.6 percent in
crimes committed;
Leon County was down
7 percent; Madison was
down 17.6 percent;
Taylor was down 8.5
percent; and the
Wakulla County crime
rate went up 13.9 per-
cent.
Also in compari-
son, Jefferson County
had cleared 61.1 per-
cent of its cases; Leon
County had cleared 30.4
percent of its cases;
Madison had cleared
34.4 percent of its
cases; Taylor cleared


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30.0 percent of its
cases; and Wakulla
County cleared 32.1
percent of its cases.
Keeping Jefferson
County safe is the ultif
mate goal of the men
and women at thM
Jefferson. County
Sheriff's Office and in
the past few years, as
the FDLE annual uni-
form crime reports
have been illustrating
for the past few years,
JCSO continues to
improve, thereby, mak-
ing Jefferson County
that much more safe
for residents.
Hobbs stressed, ",
can't take the credit,
it's not a one man
show. My people, from,
operators to deputies,;
have been working
diligently and
extremely hard to do
their jobs. We couldn't
do it without them.:
They have all had a:
hand in it. My compli-;
ments to my staff andc
department."

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PORTS


Lady Warriors Stand 11-7, 8-0 in District


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Chris-
tian Academy Lady
Warriors varsity soft-
ball team won the three
past games, to now
stand 11-7 on the season
and 8-0 in District play.
ACA faced off
against FAMU High in a
District game, March 23
and Aucilla bounced
their opponents for an
18-0 blanking.
On the mound, Ash-
ley Schofill pitched 3 in-
nings, facing 10 batters,
giving up no hits, no
walks and striking out 6
batters.
Taryn Copeland
pitched 2 innings, facing
6 batters, giving up no
walks, no hits, and strik-
ing out 5 batters.
At the plate, Kaitlin
Jackson went 1 for 2
with 2 runs scored, 3
RBI's, 1 walk, 1 hit-by-
pitch and 3 stolen bases.
Brooke Kinsey went
1 for 4 with 2 RBI's and 1
stolen base.
Brooke Stewart had
2 walks and 1 run.
Pamela Watt went 2


for 2 with 2 runs scored,
1 RBI and she ripped 1
in-the-park homerun.
Schofill went 1 for 2
with 3 runs scored, 1
walk, 1 hit-by-pitch and
2 stolen bases.
Copeland went 3 for
4 with 3 runs scored, 7
RBI's and 1 triple.
Katlyn Watts went 1
for 3 with 1 run scored
and 2 RBI's.
Stacie Brock had 1
walk and 1 run scored.
Taylor Pridgeon had
2 walks and 1 run
scored.
The Lady Warriors
went up against Chiles,
March 25 and came out
on top of a 7-3 win. The
game ended after 5 in-
nings due to weather.
"This was a big
game for us," said Coach
Edwin Kinsey. "Chiles
is a 5-A school and we
knew we would have to
play a good game to have
a chance to win. Taryn
Copeland pitched an ex-
cellent game and our de-
fense played extremely
well. Sarah Sorensen
had a couple of huge
catches to keep us ahead
in the ballgame."


On the mound,
Copeland pitched 5 in-
nings, giving up 8 hits,
no walks and striking
out 2 batters.
At the plate, Jack-
son went 1 for 3 with 1
run scored and 1 RBI.
Kinsey went 1 for 3
with 1 run scored, 2
RBI's and pelted 1 home-
run.
Schofill went 2 for 3
with 2 runs scored, 2
RBI's and 1 double.
Sorensen went 1 for
2 with 1 run scored, 1
RBI and 1 double.
Stewart went 1 for 2
with 1 RBI.
Watt went 1 for 2
with 1 run scored and 1
RBI.
Brooke Kinsley
went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI
and ripped 1 triple.
Keli Dollar had 1
walk and 1 run scored.
On March 26, the
Lady Warriors went up
against John Paul II in a
District game and came
out with an 18-2 stomp-
ing over John Paul. The
game was called in five
innings due to the ten-
run rule.
On the mound,


Copeland pitched 5 in-
nings, giving up 4
walks, 1 hit and striking
out a whopping 12 bat-
ters.
At the plate, Jack-
son went 3 for 4 with 4
runs scored, 1 triple, 2
RBI's and 3 stolen bases.
Kinsey went 3 for 4
with 2 runs, 3 RBI's, 2
doubles and 2 stolen
bases.
Copeland had 1
walk, 1 run and 1 stolen
base.
Schofill went 4 for 4
with 4 runs scored, 4
RBI's, 2 doubles and 2
triples.
Sorensen went 2 for
3 with 2 runs scored and
1 double.
Watt went 1 for 1
with 1 triple.
Sorensen went 2 for
2 with 1 run scored, 1
triple and 1 stolen base.
Watts went 1 for 3 with 1
run scored, 2 RBI's and
2 stolen bases.
Brock went 1 for 1
with 2 runs scored, 1
walk and 2 stolen bases.
Pridgeon went 2 for
3 with 1 run scored, 2
RBI's, 1 double and 1
stolen base.


Two-Game Split and One

Rainout Set Tigers At 2410
FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
In the past three games, the Jefferson Tigers base-
ball team underwent one rainout, one win and one loss
to now stand 2-10 on the season.
When the Tigers went up against Maclay March 25,
the game was suspended in the second inning due to a
rainout and the Tigers were at the bottom of a 5-0 score.
The game has not been finished and a makeup date not
set as of yet.
The Tigers faced off against Tallavana March 27
and Jefferson beat their opponent so badly, Assistant
Coach Jayson Strickland did not want to provide any
game statistics that would humiliate Tallavana. "If we
would have known it would have been that bad, we
would have never gone over there to start with," he said.
Jefferson traveled to the coast over spring break for
a contest against former district opponent, Franklin
County, March 29. The Seahawks of Franklin County
won the one-sided 10-0 game, called in five innings due to
the ten-run rule or the mercy rule.
Franklin came out hot in the first inning outscor-
ing Jefferson 4-0; and 2-0 in the second inning; tying the
third inning at 0-0; and scoring 2-0 in the fourth and fifth
innings.
During the game, the Tigers acquired 2 hits and
Franklin gathered 16 hits. The Tigers committed 2 er-
rors and Franklin only committed 1.
The losing pitcher for the Tigers was Ladarian Smi-
ley, dropping his record for the year to 0-4.
Smiley pitched the entire game allowing 16 hits and
8 earned runs. "Smiley pitched well, but every batted
ball seemed to find a hole or was just out of the reach of
a defender," said Strickland.
"On offensive side of the field, the Tigers never
could get anything going, managing only two hits the en-
tire game," he said.
The only two hits for the Tigers came off the bats of
Lenorris Footman with a double and Charles Ford, who
had a single.


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Tigers Declawed Jaguars 9-7


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Tigers baseball
team squared off against
the East Gadsden
Jaguars April 6 and
Jefferson declawed the
Jaguars, 9-7, in dramatic
fashion to take the win.
The Tigers now stand 3-
10 on the season.
The Jaguars drew
first blood in the first
inning, scoring 1 run


while holding the Tigers
to nothing. During then
second inning, the Tigers
and Jaguars exchanged
blows to end the inning
with each bringing in 1
run. Both teams
remained scoreless in
the third and Jefferson
took the fourth inning, 1-
0. The Jaguars came
back to take the fifth
inning 3-1, but the Tigers
broke out of their cage to
take the sixth inning 6-2.


Both teams remained
scoreless in the seventh
inning.
On the mound,
Lenorris Footman,
named the winning
pitcher, pitched 6 and 2/3
innings, facing 33 bat-
ters, giving up 7 hits, 7
runs, 2 of which were
earned, 5 walks, 1 hit-by-
pitch, 3 wild pitches, 1
balk (In baseball, a pitch-
er may commit a number
of illegal motions or


actions which constitute
a balk. A balk results in a
delayed dead ball and
nullification of any
pitch, and each runner is
awarded one base. The
batter generally returns
to bat with the previous
count), and striking out 9
batters. The win runs his
record to 2-3.
Ladarian Smiley
pitched one third of an
inning, facing 1 batter
and striking him out.


Warriors Win Two Of Three To Stand 11-31, 6-2 in District


FRAN HUNT
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla
Christian Academy var-
sity baseball team won
two of the past three
games to now stand 11-3-
1 on the season and 6-2
in district play
On March 26,
Aucilla faced off against
John Paul II in a district
game and was doubled
for a 12-6 loss. Coach
Ray Hughes said Aucilla
was ahead 6-5 going into
the seventh inning,
which was a back-and-
forth rally between the
teams, but by the end of
the game, Aucilla sat at
the bottom of the score-
board.
On the mound,
Marcus Roberts pitched
five innings, giving up 1
walk, 8 hits and striking
out 7 batters.
At the plate, Casey
Wheeler went 3 for 4


with 2 runs.
Josh Wood went 2
for 3 with 1 run.
Marcus Roberts and
Kent Jones, each had 1
hit.
Lane Fraleigh had 1
hit and 1 run.
Tyler Jackson went
2 for 2 with 2 runs.
March 29 the
Warriors went up
against Westwood and
came out on top of an 11-
10 squeaker. Hughes
said the game went right
up until the final sec-
onds of the seventh
inning, with the
Westwood tying run
being thrown out at the
plate by Hans Sorensen,
with 2 outs and Brandon
Darnell, tagging out the
runner.
On the mound,
Casey Wheeler pitched 3
innings, giving up 5 hits,
no walks and striking
out 4 batters.
Marcus Roberts


pitched 1 inning and
earned the save.
At the plate,
Wheeler went 2 for 5
with 2 runs.
Trent Roberts went
2 for 3 with 3 runs and 2
RBI's.
Jones went 3 for 3
with 1 run and 3 RBI's.
Marcus Roberts had
1 hit and scored 2 runs.
Fraleigh and Koal
Swann, each had 1 hit.
Jared Jackson had 1
hit and 1 run.
Sorensen had 1 hit
and 1 run.
Wood had 1 run.
The Warriors
squared off against
Munroe, who was unde-
feated in district, March
30 and came out on top
of the District contest.
Hughes said that though
the Warriors only
acquired 5 hits, they
were down 4-3 going into
the seventh inning and
by the time the dust


cleared, the Warriors
took the contest 6-4.
Trent Roberts
pitched 5 innings, strik-
ing out 9 batters.
Marcus Roberts
pitched 2 innings and
struck out 5 batters.
At the plate,
Wheeler went 2 for 4
with a double and 2
runs.
Trent Roberts went
2 for 3 with 1 run.
Fraleigh had 1 hit.
Further games for
April has the Georgia
Christian, 3:30 p.m.,
April 15, here; Melody
Christian, 3:30 p.m.,
April 16, here; Echols
County, 5 p.m., April 20,
there; Maranatha
Christian, 3 p.m., April
22, here; Georgia
Christian, 4 p.m., April
23, there; and the
District Tournament,
slated for April 25, 27
and 29 at John Paul II,
times to be announced.


Smiley was credited
with the save, his second
of the season.
After allowing an
unearned run in the top
half of the first inning,
the Tigers went. to bat
down 1-0. Smiley lead off
the inning for Jefferson
with a single and a stolen
base and the inning
looked to be off to a
promising start, however
the next three batters
were retired in order
with a strikeout and two
pop-outs.
Starting pitcher
Footman would allow
another run in the sec-
ond inning, bringing the
score to 2-0 in the bottom
of the second. Back to
back singles by David
Crumity and Shawn Blue
would put the Tigers in
good shape once again.
The Tigers scratched
out one run after a strike-
out and a sacrifice fly by
Charkues Crumitie. The
Tigers would score one
more run in the fourth
before the dramatic sixth
inning come back.
Jefferson entered
the bottom of the sixth
inning down 7-3 after
some misplayed balls in
the outfield in the top of
that inning. After a fly-
out, a walk, and a line-
out the inning looked to
be about over. The mood
turned after the Jaguar
pitcher walked three
batters in a row, making
the score 7-4. With the
bases loaded the Jags
changed pitchers to face
Smiley who already had


two hits on the day. After
a brush-back pitch,
Smiley hit the second
one for an infield RBI
single, making the score
7-5.
With the bases still
loaded Footman coaxed
a RBI walk to bring the
score to within one run.
After Footman's walk,
Devondrick Nealy came
to the plate. The Jaguar
relief pitcher had him
behind 1-2 in the count
before Nealy battled the
count to 3-2. With the
count 3-2, Nealy was
able to drive a fastball
into the right centerfield
gap for a 3-RBI triple to
make the score 9-7. Two
pitches later Nealy was
caught off guard on a
first and third trick play
and was put out in a
rundown between third
and home.
In the top of the sev-
enth, Footman was able
to retire the first two
batters of the inning,
but then walked the
next two. After a wild
pitch and a stolen base,
the Jaguars had run-
ners on second and
third and two outs. The
coaching staff then
called on 8th grade clos-
er, Smiley, who then
recorded the strikeout
on three straight pitch-
es.
Offensive leaders
for Jefferson were
Smiley who was 3 for 4;
Nealy went 1 for 4 with a
triple and 3 RBI's; and
Crumity went 1 for 1
with 2 runs scored.


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FRAN HUNT community of Jefferson may be applied toward for a
Monticello News County, Florida. the cost of tuition, acadi
Staff Writer This scholarship of schoolbooks, fees, and chall
Writing a simple 500- $500 per semester will be required class supplies stanc
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