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L TER .RY OF F'LORIDA R IST-O0RY
4r 4 !ITBRARY WEST
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL. 32611
Teacher Of Year
See Story, Page 3
Employee Of year
See Story, Photo, 2
[^ Friday Morning )
137TH YEAR NO.08, 50 CENTS
See Editorial, Page 4
See Story, Page 7
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28. 2005
Business Circle Raises Concerns
Public Reaction is That
Idea Needs More Work
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POLICE CHIEF DAVID FRISBY, City Clerk ways on Palmer Mills Road on a recent day
Emily Anderson and Local Planning Agency to see how the proposed changes will work.
member Steve Rissman try parking different (News Photo)
SIt's apparent that
have confidence in
Senior Staff Writer
Public input on the proposed
business traffic circle around the
downtown area is what Chamber of
Commerce President David Frisby
wanted Tuesday night ,at the Local
Planning Agency (LPA) meeting.
And public input is what he got.
But if the police chief was look-
ing for general endorsement of the
idea, it didn't come from the five or
six citizens who spoke on the issue.
Indeed, if the proposal was a bal-
loon that the chamber floated to test'
public reaction, it was a slightly de-
flated balloon that Frisby held at the
conclusion of the meeting.
Without exception, all the speak-
ers expressed reservations about the
idea, even the two who supported it.
And one, Winston Connell, was
"If it ain't broke, why fix it?" was
'it3nnll's take on the matter. .
Frisby early on established that
the proposal was in conceptual form
only, a point he emphasized
throughout the presentation.
"This is not cut in stone," Frisby
said more than once.
Fire Rescue Chief Offers
To Submit Resignation
In fact, since its conception, the
proposal had undergone several re-
visions as a result of citizen input,
The proposal, simply stated, calls
for the creation of a secondary,
outer business circle around the ex-
isting courthouse circle.
This second circle would be de-
fined by Cherry, Pearl, Mulberry
and Palmer Mill streets, each of
which would run one-way in a
Angle parking would then line
one side of the four streets and hori-
zontal parking would line the oppo-
Dogwood Street, moreover, would
be closed to vehicular traffic, creat-
ing a pedestrian plaza complete with
outside tables and kiosks.
The main reason for the proposal,
Frisby said, was that it would dra-
matically increase downtown park-
ing -- something that the area
But too, he said, it would benei
define the downtown district; create
a pedestrian friendly corridor; and
encourage future public works that
needed to be done, such as the in-
stallation of more sidewalks.
Frisby conceded upfront that the
proposal would create minor incon-
veniences for some. His own police
officers, for example, would no
longer be able to travel north on.
Mulberry Street when they left the
station, as they were wont to do.
But it was a small sacrifice e that
his officers were willing to make for
the greater good of the community,
"We'll make this sacrifice with a
smile on our face," Frisby said.
As for the exact number of addi-
tional parking spaces that the recon-
figuration would create, that
depended on whether the spaces
were angled at 30 or 45 degrees --
something that had yet to be deter-
mined via the public input process,
Christine Williams is the owner
of a Dogwood St. barber shop and
beauty salon that caters mostly to
the elderly and handicap. She wor-
ried that the closing of Dogwood
Street to traffic would eliminate the
number of available handicap park-
Perhaps he hadn't explained the
concept clearly enough, Frisby said.
But the intent was to create more,
-not-less, handicap parking spaces on
Dogwood Street, he said.
Again, he emphasized, the pro-
posal was still in conceptual form.
Carla and Bud Wheeler generally
supported the concept. But they
(See Business Circle Page 2)
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Senior Staff Writer
County commissioners' delay in
approving, the immediate purchase
of needed ambulance radios, com-
bined with long-simmering frustra-
tions, led Fire Rescue Chief Larry
Bates to offer his resignation
"It's become apparent that the
board doesn't have confidence in
me running Fire Rescue," Bates told
S-He offered to step down as chief
and remain on the department as a
regular firefighter, instructor and
Bates' "bombshell", as one com-
missioner labeled it, resulted from
the board's postponement of a deci-
sion on the chiefs request to pur-
chase $12,000 worth of radios to al-
low his ambulances to communicate
with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
The issue started last week, when
Bates informed commissioners that
his ambulances could no longer
communicate with TMH because
the hospital had changed its radio-
frequencies effective Jan. 1.
Bates told commissioners that not
only did the state mandate that am-
bulances maintain radio communi-
cation with hospitals, but a patient's
life could depetid on the availability
of such communications.
Commissioners questioned why
Bates had waited until Jan. 19 to in-
form them, if. the change had oc-
curred Jan. 1. They also expressed
surprise that TMH .would change
frequencies without notifying sur-
"I don't understand why they
(See Fire Rescue Chief Page 12)
Tallahassee Woman Gets Five
Years For DUI Manslaughter
OFFICERS from the Sheriff's Department got into an argument at a local
process the 28 pounds of marijuana they left, Sgt. Dwayne Hayes, Major
seized Monday from a man and woman who and Lt. William Massey.
-A Taliahassee woman responsible
for causing the vehicular deaths of a
Greenville woman and a 13-year-old
girl and injuring three boys here in
-2003 was sentenced to prison Mon-
:.Second Judicial Circuit Judge L.
Ralph Smith sentenced 40-year-old
Dianna L. Pollock to five years in
prison, to be followed by 10 years
of felony drug offender probation
with alcohol conditions.
The court also permanently re-
voked Pollock's driver's license.
Pollock earlier plead no contest to
two counts of DUI Manslaughter,
one count of DUI Causing Serious
Bodily Injury and three counts of
DIJI causing injury or property
Pollock was charged with the July
18, 2003, automobile accident on
And Young Girl,
Injured 3 Boys
US Highway 27 in Jefferson County
that killed 41-year-old Debra Corbin
and 13-year-old Pamela Stanley.
The accident also caused injuries to
three boys in the back seat bf
Pollock received a broken hip and
other lasting injuries in the accident.
Neither Pollock, Corbin or Stanley
was wearing a seat belt, but Pol-
lock's 1990 Chevrolet Camero was
equipped with a driver's side airbag
that deployed upon impact. Corbin's
1986 Mercury Cougar was not so
According to the court records,
Pollock was driving west in one of
two eastbound lanes when her vehi-
cle struck Corbin's car, which was
heading east in the same eastbound
Tests administered to Pollock af-
ter the accident showed her blood
alcohol level to be .213 and .212,
well above the legal limit of .08. In-
vestigating officers also found a
nearly empty 750 ml bottle of Svo-
boda Vodka in a brown paper bag
on the front passenger floorboard of
Pollock was taken into custody
immediately following the sentence.
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INVESTIGATORS from the Sheriff's Depart-
ment estimate the street value of these
bricks of marijuana to be about $33,500, or
about $1,200 per brick. See story, page 2.
Published Wednesdays & Fridays
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PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JANUARY 28, 2005
Man, Woman Charged
With Drug Trafficking
couple's presence in the county
LAZARO ALEMAN when the two defendants got into an
Senior Staff Writer argument in the parking lot of the
motel where they were staying.
A man and woman traveling Joyner said the deputy dispatched
through the county early Monday to investigate the complaint became
morning with a load of pot got to suspicious when the defendants' sto-
experience some county hospitality, ries contradicted each other and he
compliments of the Sheriffs De- called for backup.
apartment. Based on the defendants' contra-
Randall Keith Yeomans, 41, of dictory statements and mounting
St. Augustine, FL; and Ilse Kotze, nervousness, Joyner said he and the
35, of South Africa, were charged other investigating officers called
with trafficking in cannabis and pos- for the K-9 unit, which sniffs out
session of a controlled substance drugs.
with intent to sell or deliver. Joyner said the dog immediately
According to Major Mike Joyner, hit on the luggage compartment.
:he department was alerted to the Wanting to confirm the initial hit,
the officers called for a second dog,
which also zeroed in on the luggage
At that point, Joyner said the offi-
cers got a warrant and searched the
car, finding 28 pounds of pure mari-
"This was imported, good dope,"
He put the estimated street value
of the 28 pounds at about S33,500,
or S1,200 per brick.
Joyner said the investigation con-
RAYMOND NELSON, of the District Mainte-
nance Department, was named District Em-
ployee of the Year and will be recognized at
the February School Board Meeting. L-R:
Superintendent Phil Barker,
ran Howard, Nelson, Director
tion, Donald Johnson.
Raymond Nelson Named
District Employee Of Year
Raymond Nelson has been chosen
School District Employee of the
Year. He will be recognized at the
February School Board meeting and
presented with an appropriate
He was surprised at his work
place Monday and congratulated by
Superintendent Phil Barker.
Nelson is a Maintenance Specialist
II, and has been employed by the
district for 10 years.
His responsibilities include main-
taining the plumbing for the four
district schools and three cafeterias.
His superiors state that Nelson is a
hard worker who never leaves a job
until it is completed.
He always follows up to be sure
repairs are functioning properly.
Not only does he perform jobs as-
signed to him, but he is always will-
ing to assist his co-workers in
completing their assigned tasks..
He brings a high level of energy to
the job, and is committed to getting
it completed, even if this means giv-
ing up a lunch period to do so.
Nelson sees what needs to be
done, and does it, and is willing to
remain after hours to get a job done.
He enjoys the respect and admira-
tion of his colleagues and gets along
well with all.
Former JES Principal Jim Norton
said: "His time on task separates
him from many of his peers. He
spends little time in idle conversa-
tion, to better focus on the job as-
Adult School Principal Artis John-
son said: "Whenever there is a prob-
lem, Raymond is called upon to take
care of it.
"Whether it involves tixing~a door,
keying a lock, repairing furniture, or
plumbing, he can be counted upon
to do the job well."
Nelson is a man of his word and
when he promises to accomplish a
task, he does so.
He takes his job' seriously, and in-
dicates that repairing things at
school makes him feel good, know-
ing that the schools and campuses
are in good repair.
Business Circle Proposal
(Continued From Page 1)
thought it needed minor modifica-
tion, such as putting the angle park-
ing on the left side of the streets,
rather than the right, and prohibiting
left turns into major thoroughfares.
More importantly, the two thought
the pedestrian plaza should go on
Walnut Street, not on Dogwood
The idea of a pedestrian plaza on
Walnut Street was one that the
chamber had tossed around, Frisby
said. In fact, the idea ultimately was
to have four pedestrian plazas
around town, he said. But the idea
was to start with the Dogwood St.
plaza first,,he said.
Joe Vandenberg, owner ofthe dry
cleaner on Cherry St., expressed
concerns about the minor inconven-
iences the change would cause his
business. He worried too that the
one-way pattern would intensify the
traffic on the street.
Connell, whose real estate office
off Palmer Mill St. would be af-
fected by the change, said he flat out
opposed the proposal, notwithstand-
ing the "Mr. Negative" epithet his
opposition had earned him.
"I don't want to get into the details
and get upset," Connell said. "But I
see a fallacy with this project... Yes,
I think it would be an inconvenience
to me. What's wrong with leaving it
the way it is. My philosophy with
Monticello and Jefferson County is,
love it or leave it."
As for the proposed one-way pat-
tern, Connell saw it as a confusing,
"You've now got to go around
your elbow to get to your thumb,"
was his description of the effect.
Surprisingly, LPA Chairman Scott
Shirley, who usually represents the
opposing view to Connell, sided
with the realtor on this one.
Shirley accepted that his com-
ments would not endear him to the
chamber, but he said he nonetheless
had serious concerns about the pro-
A resident of the Palmer Mill area,
Shirley said he frequently traveled
north on Mulberry St. and turned
right on Washington St. to go
around the courthouse circle and so
avoid crossing US Highway 19,
which he considered a dangerous
It was a practice that many other
motorists followed, he said, includ-
ing school buse drivers and parents
picking up children at the Little Uni-
Shirley thought that changing the
traffic patterns would create undue
stress and difficulties for motorists
suddenly forced to deal with US
Highway 19 traffic.
Then there were the issuesof con-
venience, accessibility to certain
businesses, and visibility problems
caused by trees and other obstacles
that many times obscure vision for
those trying to enter US Highway
A County Healthcare Provider-
Forum will be held at the Christ
Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall
on North Cherry Street, sponsored
by the Americah Cancer Society.
Sessions take place from 11:30
a.m. 12:30 p.m., and from 1:00 -
2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4.
There will be guest speakers, an
overview of services, an introduc-
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He also didn't think the size of
the town justified all the additional
parking spaces the change was in-
tended to create.
"This impacts a lot of people,"
Shirley said. "I'd like to see other
Such was the kind of input that he
had been looking for, Frisby said.
He would review the offered input
and decide where the proposal
would go next, he said.
So it was left.
tion of the Enhanced Transportation
program (expanded new service for
this county,) and a lunch provided.
Reservations to confirm the num-
ber of guests and lunches required
should be made by Monday, Jan. 31.
Elaine Daffin can be contacted at
297-0588 x 115
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Humane Society Names
Bambi Pet Of Week
"".-.' '..' .,":., The County Humane Society has
named Bambi as its adoptable pet of
^I kl _^ wBambi is an eight month old,
spayed, black and tan lab mix, with
-4l markings resembling that of a Do-
She is described as being very en-
ergetic, enjoys running and playing
and is extremely friendly.
Shelter caretaker Cheryl Bautista
said her favorite pasttime is digging
for moles and gophers.
All of her immunizations are up to
date and she is a healthy animal.
Anyone wishing to adopt Bambi
or any of the other of the many de-
serving animals at the shelter can
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J2 Family Ministry Center
J7 Featuring: a
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Health Department Sets
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JANUARY 28, 2005 PAGE 3
Marilyn Halsey Nominated
JCHS Teacher Of Year
Marilyn Halsey has been named
Jefferson County High School
Teacher of the Year Nominee.
She teaches Exceptional Student
Education in grades 9-12, and has
worked in that position for 11 years.
She has a total of 12 years teaching
Principal Michael Bryan states that
Halsey is knowledgeable and well
prepared for the classes she teaches.
She is a dedicated teacher who al-
ways goes the extra mile for her stu-
"Mrs. Halsey is passionate about
her teaching and is truly committed
to the ideal that every student can
succeed at some level. I have never
seen a teacher that is more of a stu-
dent advocate than Mrs. Halsey."
Her colleague, Nancy Wideman
said of Halsey: "Her greatest asset is
her sincere belief that all children
can and will learn with proper en-
couragement and instruction."
She is concerned about profes-
sional development and attends
workshops and conferences and
finds ways to incorporate the infor-
mation and strategies into her teach-
ing to motivate her students to do
Halsey's philosophy of education
reflects her belief that all children
can learn when provided with ap-
She notes that information must
be presented in a manner that best
makes use of the student's individual
learning style, often requiring very
Halsey believes in the necessity to
increase vocabulary and fluency, as
well as reading ability, and works
with her students towards those
ends. Learning to pronounce new
words and understanding their
meaning is often taught in connec-
tion with written math problems.
Halsey creates situations that stu-
dents recognize by moving from the
abstract to the concrete, familiar
Major issues facing public educa-
tion today, Halsey believes, are
smaller class sizes and unprepared
Smaller class sizes and a high
quality preschool education are ex-
tremely important for academic suc-
Early reading skills, which a high
quality preschool program would
emphasize, are keys to later success
She states: "As educators, it is our
responsibility to work with parents
to provide children with a high qual-
"Just as our students are held ac-
countable for their success or
failure, teachers must also be held
ACA Science Fair Winners Announced
Aucilla Christian Academy an-
nounces the winners of its Annual
Science Fair held last week.
Out of the 16 seventh grade en-
tries the winners in biology were:
Brian Sholte, first place; Brandon
Dunbar, second; and Samantha Rob-
In chemistry, Dana Watts took
first place; Jessica Hunt, second;
and Jake Walker, third.
In physics, Tiffany Brasington
took first; Seth Whitty, second; and
John Stephens, third place.
Of the 24 eighth grade entries, in
biology, Byron Love took first
place; Luke Whitmer, second; and
Savannah Williams, third.
In chemistry, Rebekah Falk took
first; Michaela Roccanti, second;
and Matt Bishop, third.
In physics, Nikki Kisamore, first;
Olivia Sorensen, second; and Mi-
randa Wider, third.
Rainfall Here Up In December
Senior Staff Writer
The rainfall for the county in De-
cember was well above the average
for the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District (SRWMD), but
slightly below the average for the
County in December.
Figures just released by the
SRWMD show that 4.17 inches of
rain fell in the county during De-
cember, compared with the district
average of 2.79 inches.
The county received 2.33 inches
of rain in December 2003. The aver-
age rainfall for the county in De-
cember is 4.25 inches.
District-wide, the average rainfall
for December for all years on record
is 3.17 inches. The cumulative rain-
fall for the 2004 calendar year is
60.9 inches, compared to the long-
term average annual district rainfall
of 55.5 inches.
The annual rainfall surplus for the
district for 2004 was 5.4 inches,
leaving the district at 110 percent ot
its average annual rainfall for the
Other findings, per the report:
The Floridan aquifer's surface be-
gan to recede during December,
causing groundwater levels to drop
an average of almost eight inches
throughout the district.
Spotty 'high range' areas, how-
ever, persist along the path of the in-
tense rainfall produced by Hurricane
Frances. The remainder of the dis-
trict is said to be within the 'normal'
range of groundwater levers.
On average, the district-wide
groundwater levels dropped to the
Lake levels, meanwhile, declined
an average of almost an inch
throughout the district for
December. The Sneads Smokehouse
Lake in Jefferson County, however,
rose a half foot during the month.
River levels at most district gaug-
ing stations were above avel age lev-
els for December, with the
exception of the Aucilla River,
which crested just below flood stage
at the end of the month.
The students presented an experi-
mental research project, which was
to culminate in an oral and visual
presentation to the judges.
Projects were judged on the stu-
dents' knowledge of their subject,
and their proper use of the scientific
method in designing and conducting
Students were competing against
members of their own class. The
judges were educators and profes-
sionals with experience in these
fields, from both here, and Tallahas-
Coordinators of the Science Fair
are Bill Buckhalt and Mary Harts-
"The judges had their work cut out
for them," said Hartsfield. "I was
just the organizer of the science fair.
Bill Buckhalt did all the real work
by seeing each of the students' pro-
jects through from beginning to end.
"He had a real tough job," she
The Jefferson County
Committee will meet
at 9:00 a.m.
February 9, 2005,
275 North Mulberry
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Morris Day Named To FMB
Greenville Business Board
L. Gary Wright, president and
CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bank,
announces the appointment of Mor-
ris Day to the bank's Greenville
Business Advisory Board.
"From the beginning, FMB has
dedicated itself to meeting the needs
of local businesses in the markets
we serve," explained Wright.
"An important part of our-success
comes from the efforts of our local
Business Advisory Boards and the
addition of Morris Day to the Board
signifies our commitment to Green-
ville's business community."
Day is well known in the area and
has been employed with Sprint for
In addition, he has been involved
with the family farm since 1987.
Morris served a two year term on
the Gold Kist Patronage Council,
and is a past' board member of Au-
cilla Christian Academy.
He is married to Sarah Day and
the couple have two children and
The Morris's attend the New Hope
Baptist Church of Greenville, where
he is a deacon.
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Have New Tools
Like an episode of "CSI: Comput-
ers." A UF researcher has developed
a technique that gives digital detec-
tives twice the forensic evidence
they now have to catch all kinds of
hackers, from curious teenagers to
disgruntled employees to agents of
Writing in the current issue of the
International Journal of Digital Evi-
dence, UF doctoral student Mark
Foster proposes a new and improved
method of computer crime solving,
called "process forensics."
"If a guy walks into a bank and
robs it, leaving footprints behind or
his fingerprints on the counter. The
forensic analyst would come in and
find those traces of what happened,"
said Foster. In the-same way, proc-
ess forensics merges two existing
types of digital evidence intrusion-
detection and check pointing tech-
nology to give an investigator the
most possible information to crack a
case, said4,ster, a computer science
and engiiering student conducting
the research for his dissertation with
UF professor of computer science
Joseph Wilson, who CO-wrote the
"If you detect the intruder or
even if you're just suspicious that an
intruder's around you start creating
checkpoints," Foster said. "And then
later, those checkpoints will serve to
give us some forensics."
Checkpoints are essentially peri-
odic snapshots of a running com-
puter program, or process. Program-
mers use them.as a safety backup -
if the power goes out while a pro-
gram is still running, they can return
to the most recent checkpoint rather
than starting over from the begin-
Many current programs don't have
built-'in check pointing technology,
creating more work for program-
mers, Foster said. So he developed a
technique that automatically creates
checkpoints within a program. After
working separately on computer se-
curity and intrusion-detection soft-
ware, he realized that combining
checkpoints with intrusion detection
would create an efficient forensics
tool, he said.
"If the photographs are taken at
the right times, then we can see how
they got in, what was tampered
with," Foster said.
Foster targets intruders who want
to break into systems that are host-
based or centrally located in one
primary computer, which is then
linked to numerous satellite work-
"You can have a scenario where
user Bob he's malicious, he's tired
of class, and he wants to try to mess
with everybody"'ii a multi-user' en-
viron6mient, you've got to have
boundaries set up and once you have
those, somebody wants to come
along and get through them."
One way for an evil-minded
hacker to break into a host-based
computer system is to sneak in
through a "hole," a flaw in a running
program the hacker can exploit to
take control of the program, run his
own programs or generally gum up
the works, Foster said. This type of
attack is called a buffer overflow at-
tack, he said.
Current intrusion-detection soft-
ware helps an investigator find out if
someone has broken into a system,
.identifies the intruder and prevents
Traffic Violators can
Pay Tickets Online
BY CARL D. BOATWIGHT
Clerk of Court
Q: I got a speeding ticket recently.
I heard you can pay your ticket on-
line now. Is this true? What if you
want to go to traffic school to keep
from getting points on your record.
Can you pay on-line and still sign
up for the class?
A: You can pay most general traf-
fic citations using a VISA or Master
'Card credit/debit card at
you received your ticket in one of
the 35 Florida counties which cur-
rently offers this service.
Payment for a traffic citation is
due within 30 calendar days of the
citation issue date. Any payments
made using the on-line service must
be made by midnight Eastern Stan-
dard Time (EST) on the last busi-
ness day prior to the 30th day.
(Weekends are included in this 30-
There is typically a delay between
the time the citation is issued by law
enforcement and when it is received
by the Clerk's Office in the appro-
priate Florida county, usually no
more than 3 or 4 business days.
Bear.this in mind, since the 30 day
time limit still applies and any delay
in receiving the citation at the
Clerk's Office still counts against
the 30 day deadline.
The on-line payment system at
vides the option of electing to take
Defensive Driving School (DDS).
This option can only be used once
during a 12 month period and only
five times during the driver's life-
When the DDS election option is
selected, an online affidavit will ap-
pear, and the driver must select ei-
ther "ACCEPT" or "DECLINE".
Drivers must meet the conditions of
the affidavit and complete DDS
within the allocated time.
Drivers who have completed DDS
are responsible for providing proof
of completion to the Clerk's Office.
Several Defensive Driving schools
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The receipt has a date and time
stamp to provide proof of payment
within the 30 day deadline. Just as
there is a time delay between law
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(See Traffic Page 5)
BY RON CICHON
More subdivisions planned for the-
county. We've been discovered...
The President wants another $80 bil-
lion for Iraq and Afghanistan
efforts. This is in addition to the
regular Defense Department appro-
Jerry Johnson, who used to oper-
ate the Brahman Restaurant, brought
in a Dec. 14, 1972 edition of the
Monticello News complete with his
ad featuring a nodn' buffet'for $1.45.'
There's also a picture of Johnson
with Tiger star running back Barney
Jones and a story about Johnson
hosting a banquet for the Tiger
squad which was headed for the
Class A playoffs.
Another nugget I gleaned from the
vintage edition was news that Mayor
Ben Ervin contributed his salary to
the Police Fund. Money in the fund
From Our Photo File
~P" I ij~j]j 1'
JCHS HOSTED a bloodmobile in April,
1988. Postmaster Tim Braswell, left, was
an early donor. Principal Kelly Kilpatrick
(standing with tie), Coach Earlene Knight,
right, and student Derrick Thomas were
among donors. (News File Photo)
helped needy folks.
It certainly appears we have two
solid guys in House Speaker Allen
Bense and Senate President Tom
Lee. They seem to have no interest
in the theatrics and squabbles of re-
cent Legislative sessions and have
an eye for sound decisions for the
betterment of our state.
I am very interested in the work of
Sen. Nancy Argensiano's committee
as it takes a hard look at the success
or lack 9f it with privatization ef-
Sonrs. She s'an ind.epndent thinker
and will deliver findings with the
Here are a few statistics about
heart disease. More than 60,000
Americans a year die from heart dis-
ease. It's 10 times more likely than
breast cancer to kill American
women and Americans paid $368
billion last year in medical and dis-
ability costs related to cardiovascu-
My Super Bowl prediction? Patri-
ots handily. Of course, most of my caps, trophies, and awards.
predictions are wrong. More men are reporting sexual
If men want fewer doctor and hos- harassment with 15 percent of all
pital visits, they may need to spend claims filed with the Equal EmployT
more time at the gym, according to ment Opportunity Commission in:
research from the Cooper Clinic in fiscal year 2003 from men. This is,
Dallas. "Fit men as well as those up from 9 percent the year before.
who become fit, may reduce health Back in 1845, British soldiers in.
care costs by more than 50 percent," India began soaking their white uni-
a clinic spokesman said. forms in mud, coffee and curry id
It appears that a lack of sleep may order to blend into the landscape;-
play a role in weight gain. Two re- creating a new color called "Khaki.".
cent studies support this theory. Yor-wanna brighten somebody's'
Quotable quote: "-eep away from"' dayWa Repeat, something nice you
small people who try to belittle your heard, about someone. Tell some-'
ambitions. Small people always do body you enjoy their cooking and'
that, but the really great make you ask for the recipe. Ask a coworker
feel that you, too, can become for his or her opinion. Send a hu-
great." Mark Twain morous card to an old friend.
The National Baseball Hall of Didja know Mickey Mouse was
Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, originally called Mortimer? Or that
NY houses million of documents, India ink comes from China? Play-
more than 500,000 photographs and Doh was originally formulated as a
10,000 hours of recorded film, video compound intended to clean wallpa-
and sound, and a huge collection of per but it was more popular as a
home-run bats, helmets, uniforms, toy?
Brain In Dish Boosts Study
BY CAROLYN GRAMLING
University of Florida
A university of Florida scientist-
has grown a living "brain" that can
fly a simulated plane, giving scien-
tists a novel way to observe how
brain cells function as a network.
The "brain" -- a collection of
25,000 living neurons, or nerve
cells, taken from a rat's brain and
cultured inside a glass dish -- gives
scientists hope to understand what
causes neural disorders such as epi-
lepsy and to determine noninvasive
ways to intervene.
As living computers, they may
someday be used to fly small un-
manned airplanes or handle tasks
that are dangerous for humans, such
as search-and-rescue missions or
bomb damage assessments.
"We're interested in studying how
brains compute," said Thomas De-
Marse, the UF professor of biomedi-
cal engineering who designed the
study. "If you think about your
brain, and learning and the memory
,process, I can ask you questions
,about when you were 5 years old
and you can retrieve information.
That's a tremendous capacity for
memory. In fact, you perform fairly
simple tasks that you would think a
,computer would easily be able to ac-
complish, but in fact it can't
While computers are very fast at
processing some kinds of informa-
tion, they can't approach the flexi-
bility of the human brain, DeMarse
said. In particular, brains can easily
make certain kinds of computations
such as recognizing an unfamiliar
piece of furniture as a table or a
lamp that are very difficult to pro-
gram into today's computers.
"If we can extract the rules of how
these neural networks are doing
computations like pattern recogni-
tion, we can apply that to create
novel computing systems," he said.
DeMarse experimental "brain" in-
teract with an F-22 fighter jet fighter
simulator through a specially de-
signed plate called a multi-electrode
array and a common desktop com-
"It's essentially a dish with 60
electrodes arranged in a grid at the
bottom," DeMarse said. "Over that
we put the living cortical neurons
from rates, which rapidly begin to
reconnect themselves, forming a liv-
ing neural network a brain."
The brain and the stimulator estab-
lish a two-way connection, similar
to how neurons receive and interpret
signals from each other to control
our bodies. By observing how the
nerve cells interact with the simula-
tor, scientists can decode how a neu-
ral established connections and be-
gins to compute, DeMarse said.
When DeMarse first puts the neu-
rons in the dish, they look like little
more than grains of sand sprinkled
in water. However, individual neu-
rons soon begin to extend micro-
scopic lines toward each other, mak-
ing connections that represent neural
processes. "You see one extend a-
process pull it back, extend it out -'
and it may do that a couple of times,'
just sampling who's next to the
point where it's a live computation
To control the simulated aircraft,
the neurons first receive information
from the computer about flight con-
ditions: whether the plane is flying
straight and level or is tilted to the
left or to the right. The neurons then
analyze the data and respond by
sending signals to the plane's con-
trols. Those signals alter the flight
path and new information is sent to
the neurons, creating a feedback
"Initially when we hook up this
brain to a flight simulator, it doesn't
know how to control the aircraft,"
DeMarse said. "So you hook it up
(See Brain Page 5)
Cleaner Ride Eyed For Kids
The Southern Alliance for Clean
Energy Recently Released a new re-
port, A Safer Ride to School: How
to Clean Up Our School Buses and
Protect Our Children's Health.
The report summarizes the results
of a study conducted by the South-
east. Alliance for Clean Energy and
the Clean Air Task Force.
The study was conducted in At-
lanta, but its findings are relevant
for parents, children, and decision
makers across the Southeast. The
health impacts of dirty diesel ex-
haust are documented in the report
as well as tangible solutions for im-
proving air quality on and around
The study shows that by retrofit-
ting school buses with existing pol-
lution control technologies, using
.ultta-low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD),
and eliminating idling, the air out
children breathe can be easily
"The unhealthy black smoke and
fumes emitted by school buses
across the region and engulfing our
local school yards are jeopardizing
the learning potential of our children
by contributing to short and long-
term health and environmental prob-
lems," stated Anne Gilliam, Diesel
Campaign Coordinator for Southern
Alliance for Clean Energy.
According to the American Lung
Association's 2004 State of the Air
report, over 40 million people in the
Southeast are at-risk from air pollu-
tion. Children who regularly spend
time on school buses are mote vul-
nerable to the impacts of school bus
diesel soot than other populations.
They breathe more air per pound
of body weight than adults and they
are closer to the ground (and there-
fore, closer to the tailpipes). Nation-
ally, 600,000 buses transport over
23 million kids to and from school
"This study shows that cleaning
up diesel pollution from our school
buses provides a cleaner, healthier
atmosphere for our children," said
Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr. P.H.,
Rollins School of Public Health of
Emory University. "Dirty diesel ex-
haust is a health threat. The study
demonstrates an important opportu-
nity for cleaning it up and protecting
our kids' future."
Diesel soot contains particulate
matter, black carbon, sulfur dioxide,
(See Cleaner Page 5)
Opinion & Comment
" Short Takes & Other Notions
Y I I -a,
Brain In Dish
MAGNOLIA GARDEN CIRCLE cares for the Hospice
Garden, a place for residents to rest and ponder life's mys-
teries. (News Photo)
Members of the Magnolia Garden
Circle met recently at the home of
Cissy Boyd to listen to guest
speaker Gale Albritton with Green'
She spoke of the classes and serv-
ices offered at the facility, including
a Landscape Design class, and its
affiliation with North Florida Com-
munity College, the University of
Florida, and FAMU.
Albritton said that hopefully, in the
near future, an agricultural Center
will be constructed on the site.
"Green Industries Institute, for Pro-
fessional Development, is really
making a difference," she states4-At
the end of her, presentation, she.
passed around flier depicting;Green
Industries and invited the attendees
to visit the Monticello. location.
Magnolia Circle has been active
with projects at the Monticello Op-
era House, including improving the
garden, and tree decorations during
the Christmas holidays,
The Circle's latest project has
(Continued From Page 4)
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been the creation of the Hospice
Garden at the cross streets of Dog-
wood and Mulberry.
I A dedication ceremony is planned
at the garden when the flowers,
plants and bushes are in bloom.
SDisplayed in the garden is a gaz-
ing ball, a birdbath, a cherub statue,
and a bench for resting and meditat-
After the program, Boyd invited
attendees to partake in a meal of
Chicken Noodle Casserole and a
mixed garden salad with a goat
cheese dressing. A smorgasbord of
desserts was served for dessert, in-
cluding: chocolate dipped strawber-
ries, sour creme cake, and coconut
(Continued From Page 4)
and the aircraft simply drifts ran-
domly. And as the data comes in, it
slowly modifies the (nueral) net-
work so over time, the network
gradually learns to fly the aircraft."
Although the brain currently is
able to control the pitch and roll of
the simulated aircraft in weather
conditions ranging from blue skies
to stormy, hurricane-force winds,
the underlying goal is a more
fundamental understanding of how
neurons interact as a network,
"There's a lot of data out there
that will tell you that the
computation that's going on here
isn't based on just one neuron. The
computational property is actually
an emergent property of hundreds or
thousands of neurons cooperating to
produce the amazing processing
power of the brain."
With Jose Principle, a UF
distinguished professor of electrical
engineering and director of UF's
Laboratory, DeMarse has a
$500,000 National Science
Foundation grant to create a
mathematical model that reproduces
how the neurons compute.
These living neural networks are
being used to pursue a variety of
engineering and neurobiology
research goal, said Steve Potter, an
assistant professor in the Georgia
Tech/Emory Department of
Biomedical Engineering who uses
cultured brain cells to study learning
and memory. DeMarse was a
postdoctoral researcher in Potter's
laboratory at Georgia Tech before
he arrived at UF.
"A lot of people have been
interested in what changes in the
brains of animals and people when
they are learning things," Potter
said. "We're interested in getting
down into the network and cellular
mechanisms, which is hard to do in
living animals. And the engineering
goal would be to get ideas from this
system about how brains compute
and process information."
Though the "brain" can success-
fully control a flight simulation pro-
gram, more elaborate applications
l:are a long way off, DeMarse said.
"We're just starting out. But using
this model will help us understand
the crucial bit of information be-
tween inputs and the stuff that
comes out," he said. "And you can
imagine the more you learn about
that, the more you can harness the
computation of these neurons into a
wide range of applications."
Cleaner Ride Eyed
(Continued From Page 4)
nitrogen oxides and more than 40
hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) all
of which are dangerous to human
health, especially to the developing
lungs of children.
The fine particles in diesel soot are
so small that they penetrate deep
into the lungs and can contribute to
persistent human health problems
such as asthma attacks, reduced lung
function, lung disease and even pre-
mature death. Moreover, fourteen of
the hazardous pollutants contained
in diesel soot are known to cause
"We owe it to our children to
make our buses the cleanest and saf-
est way to get to,school," stated An-
gela Pollock, a mother whose
daughter has suffered from respira-
tory problems since moving from
Germany. "The sooner our school
officials take advantage of these in-
novative technologies to clean up
pollution on our buses, the sooner
we can reclaim control of our
"This study, shows that we have
the technology to protect our chil-
dren against harmful particulate
matter pollution," said John Sibley,
President of the Georgia Conser-
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Founders Club Plants
Trees At Cemetery
FOUNDERS GARDEN CIRCLE planted trees Toni Lane, Jan Wadsworth, Pat Smith, Edna
at Oakfield Cemetery in observance of.Arbor Fendley, Leah Jane Cooksey. (News Photo)
Day. L-R: Cindy Lee, chair, Gloria Brown,
200 Turn Out To Celebrate
Mary McLeod's 90th Birthday
Mary McLeod celebrated her 90th
birthday Saturday, with a
luncheon/birthday party at the First
Presbyterian Church Hall.
Some 200 friends and family were
in attendance, traveling from as far
away as Califomina and Virginia.
McLeod was born in Alabama on
January 22, 1915, and a graduate of
Alabama College for Women.
She moved to Ohio in 1938 where
she taught Home Economics and
English in high school.
She left Ohio in 1940, to become a
Girl Scout Leader, during the sum-
mer before moving back to Alabama
to become a Home Supervisor for
the Farm Securiy, Administration in
Culman. -w-, "". ...... .
Her-job was to plan what farm
families needed to operate their
households and help them get those
She came to Monticello on Janu--
ary 16, 1948 because she had been
offered a job as a Home Agent
through the Extension Office.
She married Florida native Wal-
lace McLeod in 1951 and the two
moved into the house she now lives
in on Pearl Street.
McLeod gained not only a hus-
band, but also a stepdaughter, Mary
Ellen Higginbothem, who is now the
curator of the historical Root House
in Marietta, GA.
Eight year old Kelsi Reams, in the
second grade at ACA, will host the
Second Annual Hot Chocolate Sale
at Witmer Realty, Hwy 221, Green-
ville to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis
Wallace gained the nickname 'Mr.
Frog' by then preschooler Sally
Bentley, who used a child's frank-
ness to tell him he looked like a
Now, McLeod is the proud owner
of 750 .frog statues and miniatures
brought to Wallace by friends and
She resigned as Home Agent from
the Extension Office in 1954. And,
began teaching Home Economics at
the high school.
She also traveled as a Nutrition
Consultant for the State Board of
Health, covering 21 counties be-
Foundation, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Satur-
day, Jan. 29.
Her two year old sister, Abby. is
stricken with the disease and this is
her way of bringing attention to this
genetic disease, and a small way to
help her sister.
Last year Reams raised $1,800 to
benefit this cause.
tween Hamilton and Pensacola.
She started collecting Camellas
around this time.
In 1968 she retired from the State
Board of Health and worked in food
service at the Jefferson Nursing
Subsequently she was named Ad-
ministrator of the Center and
worked both jobs for two years. -
At that tune, she joined the Monti-
cello Garden Club,,of which she
\\as President from, 1988 through
1991 She is a member of the Mi-
gnonetne Garden Circle.
Her lo e for flowers enticed her to
take Flo\wer Judging courses, and
she became accredited as a judge.
She has approximately 400 Ca-
niellia bushes in her yard. Three are
registered i\\th the American Ca-
'relhia S -oc en, nd '. ere gr,,. i'. r,-i
seed Mlai, local nurseries have
started th~ 'i 6imellias from her
McLeod later operated a Day Care
center in the building known as the
Boys and Girls Club, on Mamie
Scott Dri\e She also taught food
service at the Vocational High
School in Thomasville, GA.
Besides being active in the local
Garden Club. she is involved with
the Tallahassee Day Lily Club and
the Camellia Garden Club of Talla-
, She is also a member of the local
As busy as she has always been,
McLeod has always had time for
friends, family, and children.
Members of the Founders Garden
Circle participated in the Florida Ar-
bor Day Celebration Friday, and
planted trees at the Oakfield Ceme-
They were joined in the obser-
vance by employees of the City of
Members planted three trees in
memory of Dr. Mayo Brown, hus-
band of member Gloria Brown; Dr.
William Bippus, husband of past
member Jo Bippus; and one for their
Those gathered at the Cemetery
to take part in the plantings wit-
nessed a proclamation from the
Isabella Marya Gray celebrated
her first birthday, Sunday, Jan. 23.
She is the daughter of Samuel
Sean Gray and Angela Chambers
Grayof Monticello and-sister-to Ja- -
i ,_ /- ', i .; 'o;;i A
Maternal grandparents'hre Chuck
and Sukie Chambers of Monticello.
Paternal grandparents are Sammy
and Frances Gray, also of Monti-
Maternal great grandparents are
Charles and Phylllis Chambers of
Cairo, GA. and the late Leonard
Philip Escarole and the late Yoshiko
Ishikawa of Japan.
Paternal great grandparents are Ira
and Laura Eubanks of Boston, GA,
and the late Samuel P. Gray, Sr. and
the late Annie Mae Boland Hyatt of
State Farm Relay
Team To Hold
Mayor of the City of Monticello, Ju-
In her absence, City Councilman
Gerrold Austin read the proclama-
After the ceremony, members
strolled around the cemetery, taking
note of the new sprinkler system be-
ing installed. Because of their ef-
forts to ensure the installation of a
well this past summer, the City is
now able to install the sprinklers so
that trees and other foliage can be
planted and thrive.
Founders Garden Circle Chairman
Cindy Lee remarks that "members
will continue to take an active part
in the upkeep of the Oakfield Ceme-
tery. This is a Club project we in-
|tend to see through."
CARD OF THANKS
The family of the late Ossie Bell
"Honey" Douglas Odom wishes to
express its appreciation for the acts
of kindness shown during this great
loss of our love one..
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A Garage Sale, to benefit the
County 2005 Relay For Life "Blast
From The Past" will be held 8:30
S a.m, to 2:00 p.m., Saturday.
Sponsored by the State Farm In-
surance Team, the event will take
." place in the parking lot area of the
establishment at 425 South Jefferson
Church of Christ
US 19 South at
Cooper's Pond Road
10 AM Bible School
11AM Worship Hour
5 PM Evening Worship
7 PM Bible Study
Trust in the
Lord with all
your heart and
lean not on
Come and hear...
Wayne Warren, Minister
Hot Chocolate Sale To Benefit
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
County Earns Cancer
Society Pacesetter Award
The Relay For Life of Jefferson
County is among a group of elite re-
cipients of the American Cancer So-
ciety Pacesetter Award.
This award is given to Relay For
Life events that are 'setting the pace'
for other Relays in Florida.
Of 264 Florida Relays, only 117
have earned this prestigious award.
To be recognized with the Pace-
setters Award, Relays'must meet
certain criteria including recruiting
25 percent of the teams goaled, re-
cruiting 30 percent of past teams
and holding an Early-Bird event.
Jefferson joins Madison, Wakulla
and Taylor Counties as Pacesetter
Award winners in the Big Bend.
The 2005 Relay For Life of Jeffer-
son Steering Committee has been
hard at work since last May to
achieve the Pacesetter Award.
Dedicated volunteers have sur-
passed the Pacesetter requirements
and made plans for the future Relays
in Jefferson County through devel-
opment of volunteer succession
Eighteen teams have already been
"The Pacesetters Award shows
this community's commitment to
Relay as a year-round event," said
Richardson. "Most importantly, the
committee has done the advance
work necessary to ensure a success-
ful local 2005 Relay For Life. We're
Cub Pack 808 Plans
Blue, Gold Banquet
Cub Scouts mark their 75th anni-
Sversary this year, and Pack 808 will
celebrate the event with a variety of
activities throughout the year, and
have the opportunity to earn a new
The Pack will hold its annual
Blue and Gold Banquet 5:30 p.m,
Saturday, Feb. 5.
Leader Robin Avrett will need to
know by Feb. 1, how many scouts
are planning to attend the event, in
order to know how much food to
Contact Avrett at 342-1331, if
planning to attend.
Members are able to invite
parents, grandparents, and any other
At the Banquet, all Cub Scouts
that have completed achievements
will receive awards and the Webelo
Scouts will be crossing over to Boy
Over the Christmas holiday, Pack
808 entertained residents at the area
nursing home singing carols and
distributing handmade greeting
cards. Residents joined in the sing-
ing and delighted in the visit.
The scouts made food baskets for
those in the community needing a
bit of help getting through the holi-
days. The baskets were given to
District School Nurse Gladys Roann
to distribute fairly in the
The next meeting, f Pack 808 is
scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 1, at Eagles' Nest Scout Hut.
Homes Of Mourning
Willie Drayden Reams,.Sr.
Willie "Budd\" Drayde n eams
Sr., age 74, a former self employed
painter of Monticello,' Florida,
passed away January 24, 2005.
A native of Lamont, Florida, he
lived a short time in Tallahassee, but
for most of his life he has lived in
Monticello. He was of the Baptist
faith and a member of Elizabeth
Mr. Reams seldom met a stranger.
He commonly referred to his chil-
dren, grandchildren and great grand-
children as "boys". He was an avid
fisherman and farmer.
A Graveside service will be held,
Friday, January 28, 2005 beginning
at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist
Church 'Cemetery in Monticello.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Janu-
ary .26, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.mn. at.
Beggs Funeral Monticello Chapel in
. Monticello, Florida.
Mr. Reams leaves to cherish his
Loving memory, his wife of 54 years
Evelyn Reams of Monticello; 2
s sons: Willie "Butch" Drayden
SReanis. Jr. (Amanda) of Monticello
and Walter Benjamin Reams (Kim-
, berly) of Tallahassee; 4 daughters:
"Fannie Bemis .(Hoppy), Bonnie
SBrannan (Randy) Barbara Colson
I (Bill), and "Reesie" Theresa Mur-
phiy (H.C.) all of Monticello; 2 sis-
ters: Agnes Watson (Claude) of
: Monticeflo and Eloise Jenkins of
STallahassee, 4 half brothers and 1
5 hall sister. He is also survived by 20
Grandchildren and 23 great grand-
. children. The grandchildren by
Same are: Joey Reams, Josh Reams,
SKevin Reams, Tiavis Shiver, Betty
SJo Cooper, Traci Register, Tanya
- Reid, Erik Howard, Ashley Knecht,
SRandi Lynn Brannan, Christina
t Young, Johnny Fountain, Jr., Jason
Fountain, Stephani*u,,tain, Justin
FountaLn. Alana Reams.. Ben
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Pacesetter events were recognized
at the ACS Team Development
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event chairs were treated to a private
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fundraising event where participants
walk around a track relay style and
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inurn new sI NAACP Plans Community Sing
I For Legal Defense Fund
Memorial MB Church will hold
its Fifth Sunday Community Wor-
ship Services, 11 a.m., Sunday, with
Guest Minister Rev. Dr. Craig
Riley, of Tallahassee. Guest Choir
is the Moore Family Gospel Choir
of Madison. Sunday School is at
Memorial MB Church will sell
chicken dinners with all the comple-
ments, Sunday, after the service.
Cost is $6.
Terell-Williams Missionary Soci-
ety will observe its Fifth Sunday
Service at Shiloh AME Church in
Aucilla, 11 a.m., Sunday. Speaker is
Evangelist Gladys Goodwin.
Bethel AME Church Bible Study
will be conducted 7 p.m., Wednes-
day, Feb. 2, by Pastor Alzso Slade
of The Potter's House, Perry, FL.
The County Branch of NAACP is
sponsoring a Fifth Sunday Commu-
nity Sing, 6 p.m., Sunday, at Memo-
rial MB Church.
The program is in support of the
NAACP Legal Fund for Johnny
Church choirs are asked to partici-
pate and render.two selections at the
event. Funds raised will go directly
to the legal fund to help defray the
cost of defending this case.
Churches whose choirs will par-
ticipate are asked to contact Bar-
bara Lamar at 997-3266 or Glyndell
Presley at 997-6712.
Donations will be appreciated
from those not able to attend. These
should be mailed to:
City Councilman Tom Vogelge-
sang was misindentified in the Ar-
bor Day Photo in Wednesday's
edition, of City representatives, and
Founders Garden Circle members.
Jefferson County NAACP, Attn:
NAACP Fund/Morris Case, P. O.
Box 606, Monticello, FL, 32345.
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Tigers won their last two games
and now stand at an 8-13 season,
3-3 in district play.
In the first game, they defeated
Liberty County 73-60.
Leading the scoring was Fabian
Wilson with 20 points and 15 re-
bounds for a double/double, and
five blocked shots; Demario
Rivers, 18 points, 10 rebounds, 10
assists for a triple/double; and
Jonathan Dady, three points, eight
Damell Brooks, nine points;
James Skipworth, three points,
eight rebounds; freshman Lucious
Wade, 10 points, Brandon Grice,
four; and Jimmy Sloan, two.
When the Tigers faced Madison
in a standing-room only gymna-
sium, they won 60-57.
ACA varsity boy's basketball
team now stands at a 10-7 season,
after splitting their last two games.
When the Warriors went up
against Wewahitchka, they won,
74-70, in overtime.
Coach Richard Roccanti said the
game was the most exciting home
game all season. The two teams
were running neck and neck, as the
Roccanti said he named Drew
Shqrrod the player of the game. He
hit A hree-point jumper to.throw-
the game into overtime with eight
seconds remaining on the clock.
Also, in a desperation three-
quarter court throw, Sherrod sunk
the basket at the buzzer ending the
third period, scoring 20 points, 10
rebounds and five assists.
Ridgley Plaines led the scoring
with 30 points; Jeremy Tuckey, 14;
Ben Grantham, eight; and Stephen
Roccanti said another key play
came from Grantham, who in the
final period, with seconds remain-
ing, went up for the rebound and
got the jump-ball. Through that
jump-ball, the Warriors gained pos-
session of the ball in the two-point
game for the winning basket.
When the Warriors faced Apala-
chicola, they were defeated 81-48.
Roccanti said ACA was playing
well and kept the score close at 35-
30 at the half. But in the second
half, he said they began shooting
Griffin led the scoring with 16
points, five assists, five rebounds,
one steal; Plaines, 12 points, two
assists, three rebounds, two steals;
and Tuckey, seven points, two as-
sists and eight steals.
Grantham had five points, one as-
sist, eight rebounds, one steal;
Sherrod, six points, six assists,
eight rebounds; Kyle Day, two
points, five rebounds; and Daniel
Roccanti, one assist, two rebounds,
JV Warriors Defeat
ACA JVs climbed to a 5-11 sea-
son after defeating Community
Christian, 42-30, Tuesday night.
Coach Dan Nennstiel said the
boys played a very well executed
Wade Scarberry led the scoring
with nine points, 10 rebounds; Kyle
Peters, eight points, four rebounds;.
Kyle Barnwell, eight points, two
rebounds; and Daniel Greene, two
Rob Searcy, five points, three re-
bounds; A. J. Connell, four points,
two rebounds; Michael Kinsey, two
points, five rebounds; Hunter
Greene, one points, three rebounds;
Prateen Patel, four rebounds; and
Elliott Lewis, one rebound.
Nennstiel added that even though
team mate Jayce Davis didn't score
during the game, that he hustled
The Warriors face arch rival R.
F. Munroe, 4 p.m., Friday, 4 there.
Nennstiel concluded that the
game would be a tough test for the
Warriors and that they would have
to play very well to pull out the
SHANISE BROOKS shoots for the basket as Nikidra
Thompson waits to rebound, during a Tiger practice ses-
sion. (News Photo)
Park Soccer Games
Draw Good Crowd
Spectators, parents and friends
turned out in large numbers for the-
youth soccer games held over the
weekend at the Recreation Park.
Constant cheers of encouragement
were chanted throughout the day,
sparking the youths' efforts.
Coach Phil Barker said the
weather was beautiful, though it-
was a bit breezy.
The young athletes worked on
warm-up drills including dribbling,
forward and backward running and
different aspects of effective foot-
work. They also worked on leap-
ing, agility and toe tap diills.
Barker said the toe tap drills con-
sisted of a youth standing with one
foot on top of the ball, and quickly
changing feet upon command.
"This is a good football drill and
good aerobics also," he added.
The children also worked on the
proper technique of heading the
ball, using the forehead rather than
the top of the head, and toe trap-
ping (trapping the ball with the foot
to stop it).
"All of the kids are picking up
skills very quickly," said Barker.
"And I'm extremely proud of their
display of sportsmanship."
He added that he is now seeing a'
lot more passing of the ball-to'
score, rather than trying to hang on
to the ball.
"This week, we're going to intro-
duce more passing drills where the
kids are actually working with, and
passing the ball to partners,"
Saturday's schedule has teams
seven and eight playing at 9 a.m.;
teams one and two at 10 a.m.;
teams three and four at 11 a.m; and
teams five and six, at noon.
ACA JV Baseball Team
ACA JV baseball action opens
All game times are at 4 p.m. un-
less otherwise specified.
February action includes: Altha,
Feb. 22, here; Perry Middle Feb.
Games played in March include:
Carrabelle, March 1, here; Perry
Middle, March 4, there; Florida
High Middle, March 8 here; and
Brookwood, March 10, here.
Also, Madison Central, 6 p.m.,
March 15 there; Carrabelle, March
17, there; and Madison Central,
March 31, there.
In April action: Brookwood,
April 1 there; NFC, 4:30 p.m.,
April 4, there; and in the final
game of the season, Florida High,
6 p.m., April 7, there.
Coaching the young Warriors this
year is Daryl Adams.
Lady Tigers Squeak
Coach Omari Forts said the Ti-
gers were down by six in the fourth
period and then came back hard to
outscore Madison, 21-12.
Leading the charge for the Tigers
were Skipworth, in what Forts
called his best game ever as a var-
sity player, with 13 points, nine re-
bounds, five assists and one charge
taken; Rivers, 28 points and 15 re-
bounds for a double/double, four
assists; and Wilson, 13 points, three
blocked shots, five rebounds.
Also, Dady, three points, two
steals; and Brooks, two points, four
The Tigers play against West
Gadsden, Tuesday and NFC Friday
in district play. Both games are at
7:30 p.m. and away.
Forts said that when the Tigers
face NFC, they will be looking to
avenge the one point loss they suf-
fered at the buzzer the last time the
two teams met.
The Jefferson County High Tucker,
School girl's varsity basketball Jasmine
team squeaked past Blountstown Bru
Tuesday night, 30-29, to stand at a Tigers
4-10 season, ter than
Coach Bill Brumfield said the
is Lady Tigers were able to hang on "Ou
A for the win. "They (Blountstown) the lev
S got the ball with eight seconds re- against
maining, and we were able to hold good te
them," he said. and if
Shaumese Massey led the scoring badly."
with 13 points, seven rebounds, The
06 two blocked shots; Keandra had 10 p.m., F
points, eight rebounds, two assists, The
seven steals; and Nikidra Thomp- the La
son, five points, seven rebounds, said.
: Lady Warrior JVs
ndice Griffin, two points,
rebounds, two assists, one
Shanise Brooks, two re-
four steals; Chandra
one rebound, one steal; and
e Brown, three rebounds.
field added that the Lady
are continually playing bet-
I they did at the start of the
r problem is that we play to
el of the team we're playing
," said Brumfield. "If it's a
:am, we play a strong game
it's a weak team, we play
Lady Tigers play NFC, 6
last time they played NFC,
dy Tigers lost, Brumfield
Aucilla Christian Academy has
released their schedule for the jun-
ior varsity softball season.
Coaching the girl's again this year
is Frank Brown. All games are at 4
p.m. unless otherwise specified.
Feb. action includes: Madison, 7
p.m., Feb. 17, there; Lafayette, Feb.
18, here; Carrabelle, Feb. 24, here;
and NFC, Feb. 28, here.
March action includes. Carra-
belle, March 1 here; Hamilton,
March 3 here; Florida High
Middle, 6 p.m, March 4, there; Ma-
Madison Central, March 8, here;
River Springs, March 10, here;
Florida High Mjddle, March 11,
here; Madison Central, 6 p.m.,
March 15, there; 6 p.m., andCarra-
belle, March 17, there.
Also, River Springs, March 21,
there; Madison, March 29, there;
and Maclay, 5 p.m., March 31
The final game of the season is set
against Hamilton County, 5 p.m.
April 7, there.
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Warrior Boys Fall
To FAMU 79-70
ACA Warriors fell to FAMU
Tuesday night, 79-70.
Coach Richard Roccanti said the
Warriors.have shown a definite im-
provement against FAMU.
"The last time we played them,
they beat us by 41 points. We got it
to nine points this time," said Roc-
FAMU led ACA in the first pe-
riod, 18-12 and ACA fought back
in the second to score 21 points to
FAMU's 17, bringing it to a two-
FAMU outscored ACA in the
third period, 26-19 and both teams
scored 18 in the final quarter of the
Leading the scoring for the War-
riors was Drew Sherrod with 21
points, four assists, two steals; and
Ridgley Plaines, 20 points, four as-
sists, one block, two steals.
Jeremy Tuckey, three points; Ste-
phen Griffin, 10 rebounds, 16
points, two steals; and Ben Gran-
tham, 10 points.
The Warriors will face R. R.
Munroe, their district rivals, 7:30
p.m., Friday, there.
Roccanti said Munroe will be
celebrating their homecoming.
"They think they can beat us, so
they always schedule us for their
homecoming game," said Roccanti.
He concluded that Munroe will
be putting up a fight for the victory
and that ACA would be giving
them a definite run for their money.
ACA Grade 7, 8 Boys
Wrap Up Season 9-3
The Aucilla Christian Academy
boy's 7,8 grade basketball team
wrapped up its season with a 9-3
record after defeating Atlantis 20-
14 in their final game.
Coach Ray Hughes recalled that
the first time the Warriors went up
against Atlantis, they were
defeated. He added that ACA lost
their first two games of the season
and then came back to win the next
nine of 10 games.
Leading the scoring for the War-
riors was Luke Whitmer with seven
points, five rebounds, seven steals.
Casey Anderson, six points, two
rebounds, two steals; Matt Bishop,
five points, eight rebounds, one
steal; and Brandon Dunbar, two
points, two rebounds, two steals.
ACA now stands at a 10-8
season, 1-5 in district play. Fri-
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Hughes concluded that several of
the boys would be returning to the
team next year, only one of which
was a game starter.
Those returning include Dunbar,
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would change their radio system
without notifying their customers,"
Commission Chairman Felix
"Skeet" Joyner said more than once
Commissioner J. N. "Junior"
Tuten agreed. Like Joyner, he found
it amazing that TMH would under-
take such a change without adequate
notification. He offered to meet with
TMH officials and investigate the
On Wednesday morning, com-
missioners once again postponed a
decision on the purchase of the ra-
dios, citing their inability to make
contact with a state official who
could clarify whether the county
was mandated to purchase 800
The commissioners' postpone-
ment triggered Bates' frustrations to
"If the landfill or another depart-
ment said they needed the money
they would get it," Bates said, add-
ing that the board's lack of confi-
dence in his abilities could be traced
back to last year's budget prepara-
As for the hospital notifying sur-
rounding counties of the change, it
had not done so until Jan. 1, Bates
said. Or if it had, the information
was buried in a 134-page report that
he neither had the time or the legal
training to decipher.
Jefferson County wasn't the only
county blind-sided by TMH's
action, Bates said. All the surround-
ing counties had been blind-sided.
The reason he hadn't brought the
issue to the commissioners' immedi-
ate attention was because he had
been trying to deal with it on his
own, he said.
If he approached the commission
with every problem that arose in his
department, they would wonder
about his competency, he said.
He had done his job. He had in-
vestigated the issue and determined
that the solution was to buy the four
radios. It wasn't even as if the
money was county money, Bates
said. The money was part of a spe-
cial fund that was generated by a
phone tax and that was specifically
earmarked for the purchase of com-
"I think you're wrong in your
statement that we don't have trust in
you," Joyner said.
Tigers JVs Lose To
Madison, W. Gadsden
Tiger JVs lost their two most re-
cent games, falling to a 4-8 season.
When the Tigers faced Madison,
they suffered a 62-55 loss.
Leading the scoring for the Ti-
gers was Tim Crumity with 21
points, three steals, five assists; and
Willie Davis, 13 points, nine re-
bounds, two blocked shots,.
Also, J. C. Fead, eight points, two
steals, three assists; Clarence Fead,
one rebound; Marcus Brown, seven
points, three rebounds; Jordan
As for the purchase, Joyner said it
was the board's responsibility to
spend the taxpayers money wisely,
whether that money was generated
by ad-valorem taxes or a special tax.
He said it made no sense to pur-
chase $12,000 worth of UHF radios
if the county then learned that it was
mandated by the state to go to 800
megahertz radios and had to up-
grade again a few weeks later.
"From a business point of view, it
doesn't make sense to spend
$12,000 on UHF radios and then
have to spend more later to upgrade
the radios again," Joyner said.
"That's only logical. I don't want us
to rush into a decision and then have
to go back a few weeks later and
Besides, the ambulances had al-
ready gone without radios for 20-
odd days, he said. They could go
without radios for a few hours
He asked that Bates reconsider
"I've been thinking about it for a
while," Bates said.
Tuten also asked that Bates recon-
sider. But whatever Bates' decision,
he would have to submit a formal
Blair, five rebounds; Paul Huggins,
three points, two steals; Anthony
Johnson, one point, four rebounds;
and Jamaal Brooks, two points, two
Tigers lost to West Gadsden, 49-
J. C. Fead led the scoring with 15
points, three rebounds, two steals;
Crumity; six points, five rebounds,
five steals and five assists; and
Davis, four points, five rebounds.
Clarence Fead, four points, four
rebounds; Brown, two points, two
steals; Blair, two points, six re-
bounds; Huggins, two points, three
assists; Johnson, four points, four
rebounds, two steals; Brooks, three
rebounds and Timmy Watkins,
who injured his ankle in the first
half, one rebound.
resignation before the board could
act on it, Tuten said.
Commissioners Danny Monroe
and Jerry Sutphin likewise ex-
pressed confidence in Bates' leader-
ship. Even so, it wasn't clear at the
conclusion of the exchange if Bates
would follow through on his resig-
Subsequent to the meeting, Joyner
contacted the paper to report that he
had learned from the state that the
county was not mandated to pur-
chase the 800 megahertz radios --
something Bates had pointed out
As for the purchase of the radios,
Joyner said the county would now
buy the equipment via a state con-
tract for a total cost of $4,500, not
The new radios would make the
ambulances compatible with the
TMH radios, he said.
In other words, Joyner said, it had
paid for the board to delay the pur-
chase of the radios and dig deeper
into the matter.
He had no further word on what
Bates' final decision might be.
Tigers Lose To
Tiger boy's varsity basketball
team lost to West Gadsden, 73-41,
to stand at 8-14 season.
Leading the scoring for the Ti-
gers was Demario Rivers with 26
points, 22 rebounds for a
Fabian Wilson, seven points, 17
rebounds; Damell Brooks, four
points; Lucious Wade, three points;
and Jonathan Dady, six steals.
Jefferson scored seven in the first
period to .West Gadsden's 13 and
eight in the second to their 21.
In the third period JCHS scored
14 while holding West gadsden to
ten and in the fourth, JCHS 12 and
West Gadsden, 29.
Aucilla Christian Academy has
released its. schedule for varsity
girls' softball action, to begin next
Roslyn Bass will be coaching the
As a twist, this year the ACA
girl's have two games scheduled
against the Lady Tigers.
All games are at 4 p.m. unless
The schedule is as follows:
February games: Lafayette, Feb.
18 here; Apalachicola, Feb. 25,
there; and Oakhill, Feb. 28, here.
March action includes; Maclay,
March 1, here; Hamilton, March 3
here; Apalachicola, March 10,
here; March 11, Munroe, here,
Taylor, 5 p.m., March 15, there;
John Paul, March 17, here; Oakhill,
March 18, there; Carrabelle, 7 p.m.,
March 19 there; and, Maclay, 3'
p.m., March 31, there.
April action includes: Taylor,
April 4, there; Hamilton, 7 p.m.,
April 12 there; Carrabelle, April
14, here, Jefferson, April 15, there;
Munroe, 7 p.m., April 19, there;
John Paul, 5 p.m., April 21, there;
Jefferson, April 22, here; and La-
fayette, 7 p.m., there.
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Lady Warriors will compete in the
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Notice of Application for Tax Deed: NO-
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Sheila L.
Erstling Trust the holder of the following
certificates has filed said certificates for a
tax deed issue thereon. The certificate
numbers and years of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follow: Cer-
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scription of Property Lot Numbered
Twenty-three (23) of Block Numbered
Nine (9) of "Simon's Addition" to the
Town of Monticello, Florida, as shown by
Map or Plat of said Addition on file and of
record in the office of Clerk of Circuit
Court of said County of Jefferson, and ref-
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said property being in the County of Jef-
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door on the 21st day of fEBRUARY, 2005
At 11:00 a.m. Dated this 19th day of Janu-
ary 2005. Carl D. Boatwright, Clerk of
Circuit Court of Jefferson County,
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The Jefferson County Planning Commis-
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ary 10, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will
be held in the Courtroom of the Jefferson
County Courthouse located at the intersec-
tion of US Highway 19 and US Highway
90 in Monticello, FL. The meeting ay be
continued as necessary. From the Florida
"Government in the Sunshine Manual",
page 36, paragraph c: Each board.
commission, or agency of this state or of
any political subdivision thereof shall
include in the notice of any meeting or
hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is
required, of board, commission, or agency,
conspicuously on such notice, the advice
that, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the proceed-
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may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings, is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
WATER USE PERMIT: Notice is hereby
given that pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for water use permits) has
(have) been received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District:
Application number I 06497 filed
1/12/2005, Capitol City Travel Center, Inc.
2716 Gamble Road, P.O. Box 147, Lloyd,
FL 32337 Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 14,600 gallons per day from
the Floridaian aquifer system for Public
Supply use by an existing facility. General
withdrawal locations) in Jefferson
County: T01N, R03E, Sec. 16 Interested
persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a written
request for a copy of he staff reports)
containing proposed agency action
regarding the applications) by writing to
the Division of Resource Regulation f the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District, attention Terri Peterson. 152
Water Management Drive, Havana
Florida 32333-9700, but such comments or
requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on February 14, 2005. No further
public notice will be provided regarding
this (these) applicationss. Publication of
this notice constitutes constructive notice
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substantially affected persons. A copy of
the staff reports) must be requested in
order to remain advised of further.
proceedings and any public hearing date.'
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to request an administrative hearing
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submitting a written request according to
the provisions of 40A-1.521, Florida
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ac in planted pines, the balance in real
rough hunting land, a great buy $79,500
Aucilla Forest & Meadows 2 wooded
acres in the country, perfect for a mobile
home or cabin $7,500
Near US 27 big doublewide with additions
12 rooms quiet wooded lot $56,500
Income Property On US 90 in town Retail
space, warehouse and residential space
very versatile lots of possibilities for the
Prime Commercial Property, US 19
South near Pizza Hut and Jefferson Build-
ers 6+ ac sewer and water $240,000
Hard to Find nice 2 bedroom 1 bath home
with screened porch at the end of the road
between Monticello and Lloyd $63,500
Shopping Center Jefferson Square store
for rent $650mo
Antique Shop & Home on US 19 near
Eridu, the house is off the road behind the
shop, only $120,000
Home Site on the edge of town on West
Grooverville Road with paved road front-
Wooded Lot 2.5 acres in Aucilla Forest &
Buyers looking for Homes and Land
Buyers looking for Homes and Land
Realtor Tim Peary
See It All!
Simply the Best!
Al Maryland 508-1936
Rais r Astcate
Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate
Jefferson County Kennel Club
P.O. Box 400
Monticello, FL 32345
Please call between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
or send resume to above address.
Paved Road Frontage
Only 2.5 miles from city limits on Hall Road
Great location for waterfront and non-water
front residential building lots
For More Information or Free Color Brochure
Directions: From Intersection of US 19 and US 319 travel North approx. 8/10 mile to Hall Road.
Turn North on Hall Road and travel approx 2 1/2 miles to property on right. Look for Auction Signs!
Terms: 20%' down day of auction, balance at closing in 30 days. 10% Buyers Premium.
Inspcction:By riding the property or call Harry Plymel at (229) 224-9557 for appointment.
Auction representatives will be on the property Friday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00
m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sto 500 p.m. Stephen F. Burton Harry Plymel
Lic RE Broker/Auctioneer Auction Manager
GCAL 154 AB5S7AU649AL337SC38I0R (229) 224-9557
Quitman, GA www.burtonrealtyandauction.com (;AL # 3324
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Community Coalition Underscores
Support Services Available Here
The County Community Coalition
met recently for its January meeting
at the library.
Donna Hagan, office administrator
for this Healthy Start program coor-
dinated the program.
Guest speaker was Alesia Alexan-
der with Big Bend Hospice Caring
Tree. She provided information on
the services available through her
agency for children ages 5-18.
Participants were surprised to
learn just how important and un-
derutilized grief support and com-
munity education services are in ru-
The Caring Tree has set a goal to
saturate outlying areas with the full
range of services available,
This process begins with access to
schools; because grief support serv-
ices in schools minimizes acting-out
behaviors and is more conducive to
the learning environment.
The Caring Tree services include:
school and community based grief
groups; free monthly opportunities
for grieving children; monthly sup-
port groups for parents of grieving
children; one day Woo-Be-Gone
camps for children and teens; and
community education, resources and
Alexander has been successful
working with grieving children in
answering questions truthfully, us-
ing real-life examples that children
She also.conducts group presenta-
tions in schools which requires par-
ticipation in activities by the stu-
dents, which are geared toward cop-
ing and dealing with change.
In attendance at this month's meet-
ing was Stephanie Shepherd, repre-
senting the Tallahassee Coalition for
the Homeless. She commented that
the Coalition seeks to network with
all communities in the area to de-
velop a collaborative partnership
with agencies serving the rural com-
munities in an effort to seek funding
sources for communities.
Arika Beachy, also from the Coa-
lition, circulated invitations for
monthly network meetings, with the
next meeting set 9 a.m., Friday, Feb.
4, at the Disk Village campus in
Dr. Barbara Nowak, MSW Pro-
gram Director at FAMU, announced
that applications are being taken for
MSW students and that the school is
up for re-accreditation.
Lucille Bellamy noted that she is
new to the Coalition, representing
her private daycare center, Lucy's
Day Care. She expressed an interest
in obtaining more information about
the various services available in Jef-
Cetta Barnhart provided an update
on the Group Prenatal Program, rep-
resenting the Healthy Start
Coalition. She encouraged providers
to make referrals to the program that
includes an.educational component
(the last session covered domestic
violence,) an opportunity to discuss
issues in the open, group setting
with other expectant moms, and a
bonding activity (scrapbooking.)
She can be contacted at the Coali-
tion office for referrals at 948-2741.
Melanie Strickland, Danya
Wilson, and Curtisha Reynolds rep-
resented the Big Bend Fair Housing
Center and encouraged members to
get the word out that the Center is
recruiting 'testers' in the area; these
testers are paid a fee, based on the
test, to conduct a discrimination test
with potential landlords (a scripted
dialog.) To make a referral to the
test program, contact Strickland at
Kim Barnhill, County Health De-
partment Administrator, reminded
members that dental services are
now available at both Jefferson and
Madison County Health Depart-
She also noted that the CHD's
have established health councils in
both counties in an effort to bring
decision makers in each county to-
gether at the table to discuss and pri-
oritize health related concerns.
She also encouraged the consor-
tium to participate in rural initiatives
through the Governor's office, in an
effort to sustain funding to rural ar-
Lastly, she announced that flu
vaccine was available at the Health
Department for immediately release
to high-risk patients.
Jefferson County High School an-
nounces its honor roll for the third
six week marking period.
Students and their grade levels
Earning all A's are Rebecca Red-
mond, and Brittani Stiff, in grade
12, and Crystal Brinson in grade 11.
Earning A's and B's are:
In grade 12: Shelia Blake, Shuan-
dala Brown, Katie Crockett, Carlton
Hill, Timothy Hodgins, Sherill
Johnson, Roderick Jones, Reggie
Proctor and Ashley Williams.
In grade 11: Michelle Allen, Jona-
than Counts, Loran Cox, Tiffany
Griffin, Charles Pitts, and Sierra Ty-
In grade 10: Aressa Blackmon,
and Tony Roberts.
In grade 9: Takedral Gilley, Jaz-
maun Hall, Amber MacDonald, Lu-
cius Wade, Breterrica White, and
JCHS students earning 3.0 average
for the third six weeks, in all grades,
Shenadria Alexander, Michelle
Allen, Jamie Bailey Eduardo Bar-
-ron, Crystal Bellamy, Kris Bellamy,
Marcus Benjamin, Lamarkus Ben-
nett, Aressa Blackmon, Jennifer
Blake, and Sheila Blake.
Also, Crystal Brinson, Brian
Brock, Damell Brooks, Jasmine
Brown, Shaudala Brown, Belinda
Campbell, Stacy Campbell, Alana
Chambers, Jisheng Chen, and Justin
Also, Jonathan Counts, Loran
Cox, Katie Crockett, Tyrone Cru-
mity, Jonathan Dady, Tammy
Davis, Niesha Evans, Alex Farmer,
Jason Felix, Stephanie Fountain,
Chenelle Francis and Kaleesha
Also, Natoria Gilley, Takedral
Gilley, Todd Graham, Kiberly
Grant, Sean Greene, Casey Griffin,
Kandice Griffin, Tiffany Griffin,
Jazmaun Hall, Irene Hamilton, and
Also, Latoya Henry, Carlton Hill,
Timothy Hodgins, Sherill Johnson,
Roderick Jones, Michelle Keaton,
Shumikia Knight, Kahsa Larry, and
Also, Adam Lingle, Alex Lingle,
Shaumese Massey, Amber Mays,
Amber MacDonald, Takayla McIn-
stosh, Jarkey Miles, Heather Miller,
Jessica Miller, Darin Mills and
Also, Kasie Murphy, Kelvontae
Odom, Saunte' Perry, Charles Pitts,
Keyondra Pleas, Reggie Proctor, Ri-
cardo Ramos, Rebecca Redmond,
Catherine Reichert, and Lyndsey
Also, Colita Rivers, Tony
Roberts, Freddie Scott, Angela
Scurry, Keandra Seabrooks, Nicole
Seguin, Rebecca Shiver, Keith
Silico, Carmen Skipworth, and JR
Also, Tommy Smith, Brittani
Stiff, Trevor Swiggard, Tia Terell,
Tiesha Tolbert, Chandra Tucker,.Si-
erra Tyson, Chevarra Ulee, Lucius
Wade, William Wade, Tiffany
Walker and Breterrica White.
Also, Ashley Williams, grade 11,
Ashley Williams, grade 12, Monica
Williams, Bruce Wilson, Fabian
Wilson, Keyonna Wilson, Krystal
Wilson and Lakista Young.
We accept all vouchers: 150 Single Wides & Double
Wides 2/2 @ $615, 3/2 @ $715, 4/2 @ $895, $50
dep. Pool, Free Lawn Care, Security
Patricia Hall reminded everyone be contacted at 574-6240 to sched-
of the services available through her
agency, Capital Area Community
Action Agency, including Jefferson
County Head Start and an Emer-
gency Assistance Program.
She distributed a brochure on the
Low-Income Home Energy Assis-
tance Program. For more informa-
tion or a copy of the brochure, con-
tact her at 997-8231.
Charisie Gaston represented the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies to provide an update on the re-
cent transfer of Jefferson and Taylor
services to the Madison office.
She explained that the department
continues to provide AFDC services
and continues to meet performance
standards set by the state (privatiza-
tion would be the alternative.)
Funding cuts and the develop-
ment of more advanced systems for
the department have resulted in
fewer face-to-face interviews re-
quired. These factors together have
triggered the tri-county consolida-
There continues to be an outpost
each Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. 4:30
p.m. at the old location in Jefferson
to provide intake services.
Bobbi Mount introduced herself as
Tenisha Range's replacement at'
Disk Village and reminded everyone
about the extensive resource library
on prevention materials available
through her office at the Big Bend
Regional Prevention Center.
Aimee Holland echoed the impor-
tance of the library and noted that
she does prevention presentations on
prevention topics ranging from alco-
hol and drugs to violence. She can
ule a presentation or to request lit-
erature or videos from the resource
George Hinchliffe made several
announcements on behalf of the
Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson
County, Madison, and Taylor Coun-
ties, Inc. He encouraged members
from Jefferson to support the City
Shuttle project; and reminded mem-
bers of the KidCare Application
Brenda Landrum, Community
Outreach and Intervention Coordi-
nator with Big Bend Community
Based Care (BBCBC,) distributed
applications for Gottman-Based Re-
lationship Strengthening Program.
This is a free, in-home counseling
program to couples (married and un-
married,) focused on improving per-
sonal and parental relationships. For
more information contact her at
Holly Kirsch reminded members
that WIC services are available at
the Health Department each Mon-
day and appointments can be made
by calling the Health Department at
342-0170, or the WIC 800#.
Jana Grubbs noted that she is
deep-rooted in the community with
her efforts in the geriatric commu-
nity, her position at Gerry Medical
Center as well as her community ef-
forts, such as chairing this year's
United Way campaign.
She commented that these meet-
ings are a great way to network and
commented in delight on the turnout
of the meeting.
The next meeting is scheduled for
9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11.
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