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Mothers Honored



Editorial, Page 4

Survivor Dinner

Set At

Opera House

Story, Page 6


Recreates Bygone

Era For Visitors

Story, Photos, Page 8

Citizens Urged

To Practice

Tornado Safety

Story, Page 12

Wednesday Morning


137TH YEAR NO.27, 50 CENTS


Published Wednesdays & Fridays



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THE CONSULTANTS calculate that the
county will have to charge an impact fee of
$280 per new house in the county to recoup

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its cost for providing ambulance and fire
service to new residents. (News Photo)

ON AVERAGE, it costs the county $222,000
;simply to purchase and equip a new fire
.truck. That's not counting the fuel, mainte-

nance, personnel salaries and other opera-
tional costs. (News Photo)

County Readies Impact Fees

Officials Expect To Have

Fees In Place By July 1st

Senior Staff Writer

In ball park figures, the impact fee
for residential units is expected to be
about $280 for both the fire and am-
Sulance services.
-For commercial, industrial and in-
Sstitutional structures, meanwhile, the
impactt fee will be calculated on a
per-square-footage basis, similar to
ithe present fire and landfill assess-
SMore specifically, the fire impact
fee will be about $1.25, $0.8 and
$0.35 per sq. foot for commercial,
industrial ard institutional structures

respectively; and the ambulance im-
pact fee will be about $0.27 and
$0.35 per square foot for commer-
cial and institutions respectively.
(The consultants have yet to figure
the ambulance impact fee for indus-
trial buildings.)
The proposed rates are what it will
take for the county to recoup its ex-
penses for providing fire and ambu-
lance service in the future, accord-
ing to Government Services Group,
the consultant firm hired by the
county to do the impact fee study.
Before readers begin burning their
telephone lines to lodge complaints
with commissioners, a word of cau-
tion: the new fee essentially applies

to newcomers.
As the consultants explained it
Monday: "Impact fees are charges
imposed against new development
to fund capital facilities made neces-
sary by that growth.
"The purpose of the charge is to
impose upon newcomers, rather
than the general public, the cost of
new facilities made necessary by
(the newcomers') arrival."
That having been said, it must be
added that current residents who
build new houses or expand their
existing dwellings will be subject to
the charge.
Other pertinent clarifications: the
charge is, only for capital expendi-
tures, meaning buildings and new
equipment, not operational
expenses; it applies only for fire and
ambulance services (at this point at
least); and the numbers are far from

final yet.
The consultants, in fact, were re-
vising the numbers as late as Mon-
day morning. And they expected to
plug in more numbers in the coming
"This is still in draft form," the
two kept emphasizing throughout
the 1V/2 hour presentation. "We're
looking for feedback so that we can
further refine the document. The
numbers are rough. They will
change. as we continue to refine
It took the consultants upwards of
three months to compile the infor-
mation, which they presented in two
separate reports, each replete with
tables and statistics.
Extremely detailed, complex and
enlightening were comments com-
missioners frequently uttered with
reference to the reports.

But as the consultants explained
it, the depth of research and the at-
tention to detail were necessary if
the document was to stand up to a
legal challenge.
For the fire protection impact fee,
the consultants established that it
costs the county $222,000 simply to
purchase and equip a single fire
Based on that figure, and the 435
responses that the fire department
made last year, the consultants de-
termined that it costs the county $30
per call simply to have a fire truck at
the ready.
The $30, in other words, does not
take into account fuel, maintenance,
firefighters' salaries and other op-
erational expenditures.
Now add the cost for construction
of a fire station to house the fire
truck. Bottom line, the consultants

figured it would take $81,000 annu-
ally for the county to recoup its ex-
penditure for a new fire truck and
fire station.
Or in terms of the impact fee,
$141.07 per new residential unit.
For commercial, industrial and insti-
tutional structures, the impact fee
will be figured on a per footage ba-
For the Emergency Medical Serv-
ices, the consultants figured it costs
the county $175,000 to purchase
and equip a new ambulance. That's
$115,000 for the vehicle and
$60,000 for the miscellaneous
equipment it carries.
All told, the ambulance service re-
sponded to 1,749 calls in 2004, ac-
cording to the records. Calculate the
costs for the apparatus, the building
and other expenses, and the impact
(See Impact Page 3)

Project Seeks Solutions

To Obesity Problem Here

Senior Staff Writer

Health Department Director Kim
Barnhill is hoping for a good turn-
out at the next PACE meeting,'
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednes-
day at the Chamber Of Commerce
PACE stands for Protocol for As-
sessing Community Excellence and
Environmental Health. Guest speak-
ers at Wednesday's meeting will be
Jim Ley and Bill Little, respectively
the county administrator and direc-
tor of Health and Human Services
for Sarasota County.
"The two will share some of their
wisdom," Barnhill said Monday.
She described Sarasota County
as one of the most successful coun-
ties in the state in terms of the way it
deals with its health and environ-
ment related issues.
"Sarasota County is light years be-
yond other counties in term of their
successes," Bamhill said.
It's her stated hope that Ley and
Little will be able to offer the local
community insights into how best to
address its own problems and con-
S"Hopefully, it will get us to the

point of working together as a com-
munity to solve our concerns,"
Barnhill said.
She named obesity and its associ-
ated health problems as the number
one problem here, as identified by
the PACE group. Indeed, 65 percent
of the county's population is consid-
ered obese or overweight, according
to Barnhill.
On a related issue, Barnhill is hop-
ing the contact with the Sarasota
County officials will blossom into a
much more comprehensive and re-
warding relationship.
She hearkens to the governor's re-
cent advice to community leaders
here that if the county wants to real-
ize its legislative goals, it must
adopt an urban legislator to help
promote its agenda in the Legisla-
Barnhill offered that Sarasota
County could well provide such a
partnership. Not only would local
elected officials benefit from learn-
ing how the larger county deals with
its problems, but department heads
and others here could benefit from
training and other programs, Barn-
hill said.
At the same time, she said, Sara-
sota County officials would get a
better idea of the issues and con-
cerns affecting small counties, and

possibly they could even promote
this county's rural lifestyle among
their constituents.
"I'm hoping this is the beginning
of a long-term relationship," Barn-
hill said.
In related news, Barnhill reported
progress on the effort to establish a
YMCA branch here.
She said the next step is for a
community survey and then a capi-
tal campaign to raise the funds nec-
essary for establishment of the
One idea is to establish the
YMCA program in the gym of the
old high school on Water Street.
Barnhill said the program would en-
tail activities for the mind, spirit and
body, including career counseling
classes and general counseling.
Barnhill also reported the award of
a $20,000 grant from the State
Health Office for a media campaign
here to educate the public on the
prevention and control of diabetes.
Jefferson County ranks 17th in the
state in cases of diabetes, which is
related to obesity.
Additionally, Barnhill said a
$30,000 grant is available to the
county to combat cardiovascular
disease, also related to obesity.
On a final note, she added that this
was National Public Health Week.



THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT is in line to re-
ceive $50,000 in grants; money that it plans

to use to fight obesity-related diseases.
(News Photo)

Five-Lot Exemption No Longer Available

Senior Staff Writer

Although not yet formally
adopted, county officials are already
putting out the word that the five-lot
exemption is no longer available.
The five-lot exemption, on the
books since the adoption of the
Comprehensive Plan in 1990, essen-
tially allows individuals to develop
subdivisions of five or less lots
without review by planners or com-

Planners and officials say the rule
accounts for a miscellany of abuses
.over the years, including substan-
dard roads, limited access lots, and
subdivisions that are generally inca-
pable of being served by emergency
Commissioners last week agreed
to eliminate the exemption as part of
a larger revision of the Development
Code. But meanwhile, the planning
office is getting swamped with re-
quests for the exemption, according

to Planning Commission Attorney
Scott Shirley.
Shirley said word of the commis-
sion's intention to eliminate the ex-
emption apparently has been spread-
ing, given the flurry of last-minute
applications the planning office has
been receiving in recent months.
He asked commissioners for per-
mission to begin "flying a red flag",
meaning the county is putting resi-
dents on notice that all such requests
will be denied summarily
(See Exemption Page 3)


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LISA REASONER, left, and Jan Rickey, aka
the Altrusa Club "nuns" serve snacks in the
"Parish Hall" at the Opera House, Saturday.

The "Nun Bingo" was a
raiser. (News Photos)

Aucilla River

Rises Above

Flood Stage

Staff Writer

Heavy rains were expected to
swell the Aucilla River to 4.2
above flood stage, as of Monday
morning .
Suwwannee River Water Man-
agement District (SRWMD) Com-
munications Coordinator Cindy
Johnson said that though there has
been no rainfall for the past two
days, the rise of the river was due
to rain water runoff from the previ-
ous storms.
She said that rivers fall more
slowly then they rise and how fast a
river will fall after cresting de-
pends on rainfall, wind and tem-
If more rain falls, the river could
rise and crest again.

Relay for Life f.
Relay for Life fund-

'Nun Bingo' Relay For Life

Fundraiser Brings In $400

Staff Writer

The Opera House became the
"Parish Hall" for a "Nun Bingo" Re-
lay for Life fundraiser, Saturday,
which earned more than $400 for
the cause.
Orchestrating the Bingo games
were the Little Sisters of Drifton
AKA Little Sisters of Hoboken,
from the cast of "Nunsense," re-
cently performed at the Opera
House, along with the Sisters of Al-
trusa of Monticello.
Calling the Bingo numbers and
keeping the game running smoothly
along were Rev. Mother (Judi Per-
sons,) Sister Mary Hubert, (Jan
Rickey,) Sister Mary Robert Ann,
(Lisa Reasoner,) and Father Colin

In Honor Of Late

:Managing Editor

St. Margaret's Catholic Church,
:on US 90 East, will hold an Ecu-
menical Service 7 p.m., Wednesday,
:in honor of the late Pope John Paul
Pastor Rev. Emset Sylvestre in-
:vites all local Ministers to encourage
:their congregations to plan to attend
this celebration of life event.
Sylvestre said Sunday he would
-attempt to personally contact as
many Ministers as possible.
Among the components of the

On her opening remarks, Sister
Mary Regina announced "We are
amateurs at this Bingo thing, and
this is the first Bingo game we have
organized. This fact will become
quite obvious as the games go on."
The "nuns" kept the paying cus-
tomers laughing with their quick
wit, fine tuned humor, and antics
throughout the night.
At times, the mood got loud and
Sister Mary Regina wasted no time
at all in getting out her "clicker" and
using it to quiet the group down.
(Those who are familiar with
nuns, will recall that these clickers
were the nuns' way of keeping one
in line without speaking, such as in
church, or at programs.)
There were plenty of snacks and
drinks for sale to keep the Bingo
players happy while playing.

Jr. Miss, Little King, Queen

Pageant Deadline Extended

Managing Editor

The Watermelon Festival Jr. Miss
and Little King and Queen Pageant
has extended its deadline to Friday,
April 15.
The theme for the pageant is 50's
Summer Fun and applications are
available at Monticello Florist, Jack-
son's Drugs, and the Chamber of

An entry fee of $25 is due at the
time the application is returned,
along with a 3 X 5 photo to be sub-
mitted at the same time.
Jr. Miss contestants range in age
from 11-14.
Little King and Queen contestants
range from 5-7. Applicants must
not be more than eight years old by
Dec. 31, 2005.
Co-chairs for the pageant are Lau-
ren Blank, Nicole Honcell and Les-
lie Rabon.

service will be Scripture Readings, a
sermon, prayer, and special music.
Included in the music will be:
"Be Not Afraid," and "On Eagle's
Wings," along with other selections.
St. Vincent Catholic Church in
Madison, which Sylvestre also
serves, held a similar ecumenical
service 8 p.m. Sunday.
"I would like to, see a large turn-
out in Monticello, as we had in
Madison," Sylvestre said.
He noted that condolences from
many denominations began to come

in almost as soon as the death of the
Pope was announced.

The "Nuns" offered nachos and
cheese, hot dogs, and soft pretzels,
and a selection of beer, wine, and
soft drinks.
Admission was $5 with the op-
tion of purchasing additional cards,
as many players did.
The "Nuns" had their own rules
for the game, namely there would be
no shouting of "BINGO!"
Instead, when a game was won,
the player announced calmly: "I
have a full card Reverend Mother."

'Nun' Bingo Successful

REV. MOTHER JUDI PERSONS and Father Colin Rolfe call
Bingo numbers and display prizes for winners at the "Nun
Bingo" held at the Opera House, Saturday. (News Photos)

The Jefferson County School Board
Announces the regular school board meeting to
which the public is invite.

Date: Monday, April 11, 2005
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Desmond M. Bishop Administration Building

Agendas may be picked up at the district office at 1490 W. Washington
Street, Monticello, FL Mon. Fri. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

A copy of the school board packet will be available at the district office.

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Local Guardsman

Assigned in Iraq

Staff Writer

Resident Micheal Layton has been
serving in the National Guard since
July of 2004. He will be shipped out
from Ft. Stewart, GA. to Iraq in
April for a possible 18 month tour
of duty.
Layton is the only child of Sharyn
Renee Waters of Lloyd. He grew up
in Seminole County where he
graduated from Seminole High
School in 2003.
He is the 19 year old grandson of
Katie and John Windham of Semi-
nole County.
He married his wife, Crystal, in
December of 2004.

Layton chose to follow in his aunt
Debbie Nix's footsteps, by joining
the National Guard.
She is a six year veteran and re-
cently returned from a tour in Iraq.
She is stationed in Ft. Benning, GA.
A farewell party took place at the
Capital City BP Travel Center in
Lloyd, where Waters is employed.
Hors d'oeuvres and a spaghetti
dinner marked the occasion.
For dessert, a cake decorated to
resemble a flag, was served.
Among the attendees were George
Smith, Pastor of First Baptist
Church of Lloyd; and Teresa and
Eddy Lee, VBS directors, and mem-
bers of the First Baptist Church of


Program Helps Private

Forest Landowners

County Forester Mike Humphrey
reports that the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Serv-
ices, Division of Forestry, is holding
a sign-up enrollment in the Forest
Land Enhancement Program (FLEP)
through June 13.
Landowners can obtain applica-
tion forms and technical assistance
by contacting Humphrey at 342-
This program is available to non-
industrial private forest landowners
on a 75-25 cost share basis.
Eligible practices include, but are
not limited to: site preparation, tree
planting, and prescribed burning ac-
Landowners who own at least 10
acres, but no more than 10,000 acres

of land who have a multiple re-
source practice plan will be eligible
to receive funding under FLEP.
A maximum of $10,000 will be
available for each qualifying land-
owner over the life of the Program
as reimbursement for incurred ex-
penses for approved practices.

Business Community
Prayer Breakfast
The Business Community Prayer
Breakfast will be held 7 a.m., Thurs-
day, at the First Methodist Church.
Guest speaker is John Stewart.
All are encouraged to attend and
to bring a friend.

Chicken Dinner Raises

$1,300 For Cancer Fight

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Staff Writer

Members of the First Baptist
Church Relay For Life team held a
Grilled Chicken Dinner fundraiser
Saturday which raised more than
$1,300 for the Cancer Society.
Team members began preparing
for the event Friday and spent a
good part of the day cleaning
chicken and potatoes, and breaking
lettuce for the tossed salad.

Other team members were busy
baking homemade cakes served for
the dessert.
On Saturday at 8 a.m., Carlton
Jackson got the grill ready for the
300 chicken dinners to be prepared.
They began their preparations for
200 meals but, as the date of the
event got closer the decision was
made to add another 100 meals.
Members served the dinners at the
church's location, made a few deliv-
eries, and had many take out boxes
ready for pickup orders.

MICHEAL LAYTON, National Guardsman, shown with his
mother Sharyn Renee Waters at a recent farewell party, is
leaving for duty in Iraq this month.

CARLTON JACKSON, First Baptist Church Relay for Life
team member cooked chicken for 300 dinners. He began
:grilling 8 a.m. Saturday in front of the church. (News Pho-

Exemption For 5-Lots

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Shirley said the action was needed
"because the requests are coming in
fast and furious," as people try to
get in under the line.
Commissioners granted. Shirley's
Shirley, meanwhile, will be work-
ing on new language for the road
standards that subdivisions will be
required to follow. The new lan-
guage is intended to inject flexibility

into the process, so that planners
and county officials will have the
option of allowing developers to de-
viate from the road paving require-
ment, if the situation warrants it.
Formulation and adoption of the
new language is expected to take 90
days. The commission, meanwhile,
is expected to proceed with adoption
of the Development Code in the
coming weeks. The document has
been in the making going on five
years now.

Impact Fees Are Calculated

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fee comes to about $138.99.
The consultants said they planned
to have the figures finalized within
the next three weeks, at which time
the commission could act on the
measure. It was the consultants' pro-
fessional opinion that the county
could begin collecting the new fees
by July 1.


The one caveat they added was
that the Legislature is presently con-
sidering a development-friendly bill
that, if adopted, would take away a
county's right to impose impact
"If this bill passes, it will severely
limit what counties can do," the
consultants said.

Indian Hills Road

Please be advised this road

will be closed

April 6, 7, 8

for culvert repairs.

If you have special needs, please let us know.
Jefferson County Road Department 850-997-2036


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Mothers Honored

Throughout Ages

The average.,cohsumer in America
is planning to spend nearly $100 for
I'other's Day, most likely to shower
his or her mom with gifts, flowers
and candy. Mothers have been hon-
ored in this way throughout history.
During the 1600s, for instance,
England celebrated a day called
"Mothering Sunday." Traditionally,
it was a day off to visit home.
-.They would bring special cakes to
their mothers, who the would give
blessings to their children. The cus-
tbm was called "going
' Today many countries around the
world including Mexico, China,
Turkey, Finland and Russia, to name
a few have special celebrations to
finor mothers. Here are some facts
you may not know about Mother's
Day here in America.
In the early 1860s, Anna Reese
Jrvis, an Applalachian homemaker
who never married, organized a day
to raise awareness of poor health
conditions in her community. She
believed this cause would be best
advocated by mothers and called the
event "Mothers' Work Day."
SIn 1905, after Jarvis' death, her
daughter, also named Anna, began a

.campaign to memorialize her
mother's work.
She lobbied prominent business-
men and politicians; including Presi-
dents William Taft ard Theodore
.Roosevelt, to support her campaign
to create a special day to honor
mothers. She hoped Mother's Day
would, increase respect for parents
and strengthen family bonds.
The first Mother's Day obser-
vances were in church services hon-
oring the elder Jarvis in Grafton, W.
Va., and Philadelphia on May 10,
By 1911, every state held its own
Mother's Day observance. Then, on
May 8, 1914, President Woodrow
Wilson signed a bill recognizing
Mother's Day as a national holiday.
As Mother's Day became more
commercialized, however Jarvis be-
came upset, and even was arrested
for disturbing the peace at a conven-
tio fori a war another's group.
Before her death in 1948, Jarvis is
said to have confessed that she re-
gretted ever starting the Mother's
Day tradition.
Most Americans are glad she did,
however, and they have been think-
ing of creative and fun ways to
honor their mothers ever since.

From Our Photo File

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Prof. Bill Weismantel, right, and Prof. Ron
Haase, are shown a portion of the City's

downtown area in need of revitalization by
CDCs Gary Ketchum, and Johnann Murdoch,
in May, 1988. (News File Photo)

Opinion & Comment_

Laugh, This Is Humor Month

There's nothing like a good belly
laugh to fix what ails us. Trouble is,
oftentimes there's sadness, sickness,
and a host of other problems around
us that deny us that good belly
This month we need to try to find
some humor because it is National
Humor Month and humor is directly
tied to positive health benefits.

Laughter and a sense of humor
lower stress levels, thus heightening
and strengthening the immune sys-
tem creating better health.
National Humor Month began in
1976 and was the brainchild of
Health Humorist and Laugh Ther-
apy Specialist Larry Wilde.
It is designed to' heighten public
awareness on how the joy and thera-
peutic value of laughter can improve
health, boost morale, increase com-
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quality of one's life.
"Since April is often bleak and
grim and taxes are due on the 15th,
it can be one of the most stressful
times of year," says Wilde.

"Besides, it's the only month that
begins with All Fools Day, a day
which has sanctified frivolity and
pranks ever since the 1500's."

The idea of laughing and the use
of humor as a tool to lift ailing spir-
its is growing. Scientific research
now indicates that the curative
power of laughter and its ability to
relieve debilitating stress and bum-,
out, the most critical issue facing the
health care profession, may indeed
be one of the great medical discov-

series of our times.
Author Norman Cousins cited
laughter as an effective tool for pro-
moting the healing process, in his
book, "Anatomy of an Illness," in
his words, "Laughter is internal jog-
Wilde says laughter can manage
stress, overcome personal turmoil
and postpone the everyday insanity.
"It's important to laugh and get all
of the big laughs 'you can," said
Wilde. "Laughter is a complemen-
tary therapy. It eases anxiety and
helps patients cope so they benefit
more fully with clinical procedures.
"The act of laughing allows the
body and mind to relax, to become
more receptive to positive energy
and to be refreshed," he stated.
IHe 'Concluded that in order to live
a happier and healthier life, people
must lear to laugh daily, laugh long
and laugh loud.

Worry Can Take Over Life

From Our Files

April 5, 1995,
SMore than 50 people attended the
open house held at the expanded jail
on Saturday, according to Sheriff
Ken Fortune.
SThe trial of 13-year old Billy Ray
Head Jr., charged with the murder of
county resident Joe Anderson Jr., is
set for 8:30 a.m. April 12 in juvenile
court in Taylor County.
SA spill on the 110 eastbound rest
;area on Sunday closed the area from
Suntil 11:30 p.m. while authorities
determined if the material was haz-
SA Sunrise Service will be held 7
a.m. Easter Sunday, April 16, on the
Jefferson County High School foot-
tlall field.
S April 5, 1985
',School official and board members
.alike agree that the county needs a
new middle school. The state, how-
ever, classifies all Jefferson school
buildings as.structurally sound and
adequate for the proposed enroll-
The Easter Bunny will not miss
ihe Jefferson Senior Center this year
because of area church youth. Ap-
proximately 18 to 20 youth from
various churches in the county will
.o to the Senior Center tomorrow
9nd hide brightly colored eggs for
$e seniors to hunt.
SLady Tiger evened their record on
Thursday when they played North
Florida Christian in Tallahassee.
The Tigers ended on top by winning
to 6.
April 2, 1975
A fire destroyed the home of
Betha Lawrence. The home located
,n the White Hill Plantation south
of Lloyd was the third home to be
destroyed in the Lloyd area in the
past five weeks.
City Council approved Chief
George Griffin adding one more of-

ficer to the present Police Force.
Listed in the Winn Dixie ad for
this date was one pound of butter 68
cents. Coffee sold for 79 cents a
poundand one pound of bacon was
April 2, 1965
Mrs. L.A. Delp attended a plan-
ning meeting of the Florida Confer-
ence Historical Society of the Meth-
odist Church in Lakeland.
Mrs. J.S. Herringbone of Canal
Point visited over the weekend with
her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Cook-
sey, Mr. Cooksey and family.

April 1, 1955
Jefferson High Band attended dis-
trict festival at Fort Walton Beach.
They were awarded superior in
marching, excellent in concert and
sight reading. All majorettes re-
ceived superior in individual and en-
semble. Virgie Buzbee received an
excellent rating for her baritone
solo; Donna Hudson and Gail Smith
received excellent for a French Horn
Mrs. Wallace McLeod was ap-
pointed to the Board of Social Wel-
fare for District Two. She replaced
Mrs. John Anderson as a member of
the board.
The Senior class announced their
annual play "Arsenic and Old Lace."
Cast of ,iaiacters were Betty Tem-
ple, Vernon Capps, Fenn Folsom,
Dick Hughes, Sonny Duncan,
Randy Davis, John Hawkins, Nelson
Campbell, William Hughes, Joe
Cooksey, Joe Markley, Buddy
Clarke, Thomas Tindell, Mrs.
Eitson, Mr. Temple and Mrs. Mays
were directing.
March 23, 1945
S/Sgt George Hampton was on
leave visiting his parents. He had
been stationed in New Orleans and

Eileen's face lit up when she
spoke of her courtship with her hus-
band, Steve.
"He was so tall and handsome
and I was so in love," she said.
"When he would put his arms
around me, I knew that nothing
could hurt me."
After they married, the relation-
ship grew to be strong and suppor-
"Steve was somewhat shy and a
bit of a worrier, but these traits were
very manageable and we got along
just fine," Eileen said.
SIn time, however, things began to
change and Steve fell into a severe
emotional state. Eileen realized that

Steve had a problem with being
overly concerned about things that
were not in any way threatening.
She also realized that most of his
family had similar behaviors.
Steve's condition worsened. He
began to suffer from insomnia, se-
vere headaches and other physical
aches and pains.
The marriage became strained be-
cause Steve began to transmit his
anxiety to his family.
Steve did not recognize that his
problems were emotional even af-
ter a series of medical tests were
negative and a thorough examina-
tion by his family doctor resulted in
a clean bill of health. Finally, he

lapsed into a severe state of depres-
Eileen contacted Freedom From
Fear, a mental illness advocacy or-
ganization, and was referred to a
treatment center in their area.
Steve was diagnosed with a medi-
cal condition called generalized
anxiety disorder, or GAD Millions
of Americans suffer from this debili-
tating illness.
If left untreated, GAD can cause
major difficulties and disruptions in
a person's life. Evidence also sug-
gests that people with GAD have
higher rates of medical conditions
such as hypertension and irritable
bowel syndrome.

Scientists are beginning to under-
stand that this illness and other anxi-
ety disorders can develop because of
abnormalities in specific brain cir-
cuits. Family genetics and history
are factors in who is vulnerable to
these illnesses as well.
Fortunately, Steve received suc-
cessful treatment for his illness. It
included medication to relieve his
symptoms and therapy to learn ad-
justment strategies. He developed
coping skills to deal with situations
that would normally cause him ex-
cessive worry and concern.
"Treatment saved me from a mis-
erable life of worry and anguish," he
said. "Best of all, I no longer feel
embarrassment about my illness.

New Animal Feed Developed

University of Florida

Everyone knows they have long
necks, intelligent faces and soulful
brown eyes. But apparently giraffes
also have a sweet tooth.
So say two University of Florida
researchers, who have developed a
new feed specifically for giraffes in
zoos where, for decades, the Afri-
can animals have been ordering
from a menu designed for cows and
"A lot of effort goes into keeping
exotic animals healthy while they're
under human care, but there's still a
lot we don't know about their nutri-
tional needs," said Celeste Keamey,
a graduate student at UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences
who is doing the research for her
doctoral dissertation.
With the help of staff at Busch
Gardens in Tampa where 15 gi-
raffes live in an open-air habitat -
Keamey and her adviser, Associate
Professor Mary Beth Hall, are test-
ing a new feed that's 'closer in nutri-
tional content to the food giraffes
find in the wild.

Interim results indicate the long-
necked animals are getting a nutri-
tional boost from the new feed. The
researchers report healthy weight
gains in some of them, and blood
samples from some showed im-
proved levels of nutrients. The feed
may even help giraffes produce
more milk to feed their young
calves, the researchers said.
"We have data to show that this
feed makes a difference, including
changes in the giraffes' behavior,"
Hall said.
She said the giraffes seem to like
the new feed, which is sweeter and
contains a different type of fiber
than the alfalfa-and-grain diet zoos
have traditionally offered giraffes.
Kearney came up with the idea of
a new feed while working as a gi-
raffe keeper at the Tampa attraction.
"I was amazed at the diversity of
animals we dealt with every day,"
Kearney said. "In agriculture, you
really only work with a few species
that are fairly similar. At a zoo,
things get a lot more complicated."
One thing at the gardens was sim-
ple: Many of the herbivorous ani-
mals were being fed a hay-and grain

diet similar to the fare typically of-
fered to farm livestock. The world's
tallest animals didn't seem to have
any trouble with that diet, but Kear-
ney wondered if they might be even
healthier if offered something more
likely the food they eat in the wild.
Figuring out the contents of wild
giraffe's diet wasn't easy. Giraffes
are natural browsers, eating leaves
off nearly 100 different kinds of
trees. To find out what the animals
eat in a day of browsing the savan-
nah, Kearney consulted nutritionists
at the Bronx Zoo in New York City,
who had done research on other Af-
rican browsing animals.
Using that information, Kearney
and Hall came up with a feed that
has a different blend of carbohy-
drates than are found in traditional
hay-and-grain, including more sug-
In February 2002, workers at the
Tampa attraction began offering the
feed to some of their giraffes, and
Keamey and Hall began studying
the results. Their research may be a
first: While zookeepers have occa-
sionally experimented with new
food items for giraffes, Kearney and

Hall say they know of no statisti-
cally viable feeding studies done
previously. With only a small num-
ber of giraffes under human care,
the researchers said, it's rare to find
a population large enough to support
a study.
Kearney and Hall believe the gi-
raffes on the new feed are healthier,
based on data they've collected
from blood tests. It's a little tougher
to show that the giraffes actually
prefer the new food to their earlier
diet. That requires a grasp of giraffe
body language.
"Ears can be a pretty good indica-
tor of how a giraffe is feeling,"
Kearney said. "If a giraffe is upset,
for instance, the ears go forward and
the eyebrows go up."
So far, their keepers said, the feed
hasn't caused any raised eyebrows
among the giraffes.
"They like it, that's for sure," said
Brain Hart, who works with the gi-
raffes at the park. "There are occa-
sions when we've offered them both
diets, and I've seen quite a few of
them pass up on the old diet in favor
of the new one."
(See New Animal Feed Page 5)


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Commuter Service

Help Save On Gas

Staff Writer

As gas prices continue to rise,
Commuter Services of North Florida
offers alternate transportation as a
cost saving method.
Commuter Services helps citizens
in Jefferson and surrounding coun-
ties, form carpools, and to locate
and join existing pools.
The service is free and available to
all residents here.
To access the service, residents
should call 1-800-454-7433, for a
"Ridematch" request form.
For those concerned about not
having a vehicle in case of an emer-
gency, Commuter Services also of-
fers the Guaranteed Ride Home
Program (GRHP).
Requirements for participating in
the program include:
*The user must live or work in the
Commuter Services of North Florida

service area, and commute to work
at least three times a week by car-
pool and vanpool.
*The user must complete a GRHP
registration form. Each member of
the carpool and vanpool should be
*Once the user receives the GRHP
voucher in the mail, this become the
"ticket home," and should be kept in
a safe, but accessible place.
When the time comes to use the
voucher, all the user needs to do is
to follow the simple directions
printed on the voucher, to receive a
safe ride home, usually by means of
a taxicab.
Call in advance to register for a
GRHP voucher in the mail.
To learn more about options for
vanpooling or carpooling, contact
Jeff Horton at 888-454-7433.
Commuter Services of North Flor-
ida is operated from the Marketing
Institute at Florida State University,
and funded by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation.

The Jefferson County Democratic
Executive Committee announces the
next regular meeting of the Commit-
tee, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the
Jefferson County School Board Ad-
ministration Office, of West Wash-
The speaker will be Betty Castor,
former Education Commissioner,
College President, and Democratic
Nominee for US Senate.
She is currently spearheading the
political action committee, Cam-
paign for Florida's Future.
The committee will benefit from
Castor as program speaker, as they
hear her comments and suggestions,
based on her knowledge and experi-
ence in education and politics.
Castor received an excellent vote
in Jefferson County, the highest
number of votes for a statewide can-
didate in the General Election of
NQy 2. .
The public is invited to this meet-

ing, and refreshments will be
In addition to the program, a short
business meeting will be held, in-
cluding a report on the recent suc-
cessful St. Patrick's Day fundraising
event, as well as plans for future
Conimittee members will be given
copies of proposed Bylaw revisions,
and recommendations made for sev-
eral open Precinct Committeemen
and Women positions will be made.
Books are being collected for a
book sale in May to benefit the
County Library, and everyone is en-
couraged to bring a .book for the
Volunteers are needed to help with
this sale and other projects of the
For; information, call Eleanor
Hawkins, chair, rat -997-2863, or
Amanda Ouzts,. secretary, at, 997-


Sale netted some $1,200 for the fight against Cancer.
(News Photo)

Church Rummage Relay

Raises $1,200, Saturday

Staff Writer

The First,Presbyterian Church Re-
lay For Life teams raised $1,200 for
the Cancer Society, at their Rum-
mage Sale, Saturday.
Team members began setting up
for the event earlier in the week by
sifting through the donated items,
pricing the goods, tossing the trash,
separating similar items into desig-

nated areas.
Everything was priced to sell with.
big ticket items including: an organ,
household furniture, and a few
kitchen shelves.
Other items that sold well were
clothing and accessories, and
kitchen household goods.
Items left after the sale were do-
nated to the Children's Lighthouse.
Team Captain Juanice Hagan ex-
pressed her appreciation to the team
members for their hard work, and
to the community for its support.

New Animal Feed Developed

(Continued From Page 4)
The feed has generated interest
from veterinarians and zookeepers,
who may try it on other browsing
animals, such as the black rhinos
also on display at the Tampa park.
In a joint effort with the park, Kear-
ney and Hall are also talking to a
company about turning the giraffe
feed into a commercial product for
Kearney plans to keep looking for
better foods for other zoo animals
after she completes her doctorate at

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wide variety of animals, and we
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the following items for recycling:

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

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

News papers. Magazines, etc.
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laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.

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S1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the
collection sites in the County.

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Additional items accepted at the collection sites:
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*White Goods (which consist of) Refrigerators, freezers, washing
machines, dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the
0 Recycle Center)

*Construction Debris (which consist of) Lumber, shingles, sinks,
toilets, doors, window panes, carpet, furniture, tree & shrub
clippings, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle Center)

Used Oil & Oil Filters

,0 Household Hazardous'Waste pesticides, swimming pool ,
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10 clearly marked to identify contents)

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

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Camellia Garden Circle Visits

Tobe Botanical Gardens

DEBBIE SNAPP 'I' )i.'Ic.i "
Staff Writer

SWAMP AREA of Tobe Gardens where step- Bermundz, Jean Brenner, who organized the
ping stones are placed to allow guests to trip for the Camellia Circle, and Debbie
view the area's resident beaver. L-R, Becky Grimes, from Lutz, FL.

.-, ', ." .

JOHN TOBE is the tour guide at the Tobe
Botanical Gardens in Quitman, GA. The Ca-
mellia Garden Circle recently visited the

Staff Writer

A Cancer SirS i or'' Dinner is
planned 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April
12, at the Opera House, prepared by
the Woman's Club.
All survivors and caregivers are
encouraged to attend and be hon-
ored at this dinner. Contact C1 i Edwards, chair, at 997-2523 to ;eg-

Paul Hamilton Cooksey
Paul Hamilton Cooksey, age 76, a
former Chief Warrant Officer with
the U.S. Government, passed away
Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in Tal-
Graveside services were at Sardis
Church Cemetery, Saturday, April 2,
2005, beginning at 11 a.m. The fam-
ily planned not to have a visitation
Mr. Cooksey was a native and a
lifelong resident of Jefferson
County. He was a member of Lloyd
Methodist' Church.


ister as a survivor either for the din-
ner or the Relay, or both.
This event is aboutcelebrating life
and honoring all cancer Slu' iLts. '"I
am deeply honored to be the Survi-
vorship Chair this year" said Ed-
"In my opinion, the survivors and
their families are the main reason to
hold Relay and to celebrate life and

Mr. Cooksey is survived by 1 son
John Cooksey and wife Carolyn of
Lloyd, 2 daughters Patricia Cooksey
Elkins and husband James of Cairo,
GA, Emily Cooksey of Naples, FL.
1 brother Dr. John Calvin Cooksey
and wife Margaret of Qunicy, FL. A
dear cousin Gwen Clark:1 nephew
Cal Cooksey, 4 grandchildren Laura
Hill of Pensacola, FL, Samantha
Cooksey of Lloyd, Nicholas Cook-
sey of Lloyd, Tony Cooksey of
Lloyd, 3 great grandchildren. Pre-
ceded in death by grandson Adam

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Relay For Life is an overnight
team fundraising event to fight can-
cer. Teams commit to raising a
minimum of $1,000 each and to'
have one person walking the track at
all times in honor of the fact that
cancer never sleeps.
At the event, scheduled for April
15-16 at theJefferson High School
track, cancer survivors will kick off
the Relay b .:walking the Opening
Victory Lap around the track.
The second lap is dedicated to .
caregivers. Following the second
lap, members of the teams take to
the track, and one person from each
team remains on the track through-
out the entire 18-hour event.
A Luminaria Ceremony is also
scheduled to recognize those who've
lost their battle with cancer and in
honor of those who have survived.
Survivors will be treated to spe-
cially designated parking spaces and
each registered survivor will receive
a recognition T-shirt,. sash, and pin.
"Survivors are our heroes, and,
they are why we Relay," Edwards
states. All are asked to register in
advance, so the volunteers can have
everything ready for the ceremony.

Camellia Garden Circle members
and their guests enjoyed a trip to the
Tobe Botanic Garden, in Quitman,
GA., recently.
Larry and Sandy Tobe and their
son John, created the group, and led
them to the Art Gallery.
The primitive style artwork on
display was all done by the Tobe's.
There were paintings and clay
works done in earthen tones and In-
dian style.
One Circle member said the art-
work looked a lot like Australian
Dot Art.
Guide John Tobe received his
doctorate from Crimson University
in SC., and is an Environmental
Tobe Botanical Gardens is set on
100 acres, with 35 acres of "Tifton"
soil, in which the garden is planted.
Tifton.soil is reported to be the
very best soil for planting, Tobe
said. The rest of the property is
:sandy soil, which was "all corn field
when we purchased it." he
Statues and stepping stones and
other artifacts dotted the Garden
landscape, all created and handmade
by the Tobe's. "They are made from
concrete mixed with that good old
Georgia clay," he said.
Tobe explained that altitude and
latitude have a lot to do with the
planting and growing of various
plants, flowers, and greenery, which
is why some plants don't grow if the
environment is not correct for them.
The Garden was sectioned into
smaller viewing and sitting areas,
where tie collection of llow,.eripg
trees, shrubbery, and plants comple-
mented the surroundings. There
were areas with shrine like walk-
ways with trailing vines of roses and
the like. There was a selection of 12
different kinds of bamboo growing
throughout the Garden, and gates
covered with Chinese azaleas, and
'Butterfly" yellow magnolias, and a

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the fall semester of 2004-2005.
DeVane is on the College of Arts
and Sciences High Honor List.

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of Tobe Botanical Gardens, the club visited recently.

running creek with a covered arch-
"An awesome site describes this
Garden," exclaims one member as
they walk through the swamp area
dressed with stepping stones to
avoid the wetness.
Tobe pointed out their resident
beaver, to the amusement of the
group, as they headed back to the
main house to complete the tour of
the Garden.

The doorway to the main house
was ablaze with white English Blue-
bells and a variety of other flower-
ing foliage and greenery. Inside the
house Sandy Tobe invited the guests
on a tour and pointed out some of
her artwork and special pieces.
A picnic lunch was served in the
main house and the surrounding gar-
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Virtues Of Strawberries

Staff Writer

Family and Consumer Services
Extension Agent Heidi Copeland
shares information about ever
popular strawberries.
"The berries have their seeds on
the outside and belong to the rose
family," Copeland said.
According to the University of Il-
linois Extension, strawberries are
grown in every state in the US and
every province of Canada. On av-
erage, 94 percent of US households
consume strawberries and over 53
percent of seven to nine year olds
picked strawberries as their favorite
Copeland states that although
May is National Strawberry Month,
Florida's strawberry season runs
from November to May. Florida
has become the second largest pro-

ducer of strawberries in the US.
"Strawberries taste good and are
good for you," she said. Ounce for
ounce, strawberries have more Vi-
tamin C than citrus fruit.
One serving of strawberries (one
cup fresh sliced) has approximately
50 calories, 3.9 grams of dietary fi-
ber, as well as many vitamins and
She added that strawberries are
one of the most delicate and highly
perishable fruits. According to the
University of Florida, IFAS Exten-
sion, the most important factor in
obtaining a good quality strawberry
begins at harvesting. Strawberries
are harvested fully-ripe not over-
ripe and undeveloped with fruit
colors ranging from deep ruby red
to orange-red, with internal color
from bright red to white.
Copeland encourages consumers
to choose strawberries that are scar-
let, shinny, plump and fragrant with

fresh, green caps. Select berries
free of damage caused by dirt,
moisture or foreign matter. If signs
if mold are present, even a small
amount, can infest the entire pack-
Wash strawberries just before us-
ing. Remove hulls and stems after
washing and do not allow the ber-
ries to stand in water, rinse with a
gentle spray using a colander or
large strainer.
"The less you touch the berry, the
fewer bruises your berry will
have," said Copeland.
"Take pleasure enjoying quality
Florida strawberries during the
peak of the season," she added,
"And don't limit them to just de-
serts. Strawberries also dress up a
salad too, and are also delicious in
breakfast blender drinks and as
snacks. You can even wash your
berries and freeze them whole to
add to blender drinks throughout
the year."

"If you own a cat, you don't want me. I am picky about the
other dogs with whom I associate, but if you want just one
good pet, I'm your dog." (News Photo)

'Florida Leader' Award

Winner To Be Told Friday

Florida Leader Magazine has cho-
sen seven outstanding campus lead-
ers to represent the state in the 18th
.annual Florida College Student of
the Year Award.
The seven finalists will vie for the
title, with one overall winner to be
announced Friday, at a press confer-
ence, in Tallahassee.
The prestigious awards program
recognizes students who support
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volved in community service and
political activism.
Finalists and their colleges
include: Minal Ahson, University of
Miami; Cragi Altemose, Eckerd
College; George Austin, Florida In-
ternational University; and Matthew
Collier, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
Also, Darius Graham, FAMU;
Megan Hoot, Univeristy of Florida;
and Marianne Howe, University of
Central Florida.

Staff Writer

A Luminaria Ceremony will be
held at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at
the Cancer Society Relay for Life,
to pay tribute to those who have
faced this disease.
Luminaria Bags are on sale now
and will be available until 8:15 p.m.
the night of the event.

Cancer survivors and for those
who have lost their battle with the
disease will be honored during the
Relay For Life event at the Jefferson
High School track, on Friday, April
15, and Saturday, April 16,
"The Luminaria Bags consist of
the name of the person you want to
honor written on the outside of the
bag with a candle inside," said Lu-
minaria Chair Joyce Steele .. i
"Local Boy Scouts will assist. in
placing the luminaria around the
track in alphabetical order and at 9
p.m:, we will begin our ceremony of
Hope," she adds.

The Luminaria Ceremony will be-
gin with a moment of silence fol-
lowed by a prayer followed by can-
cer survivor Kim South who will
share her battle with cancer.
While luminaria illuminate the
track, bagpipe music will be played,
and a moment of silence will be ob-
The light of the luminaria signifies
the celebration of the lives of the
cancer victims and survivors.

"The Luminaria Ceremony at Re-
lay For Life is about celebrating life
and honoring all cancer survivors
and their families who've supported
them through their illness," Steele
"Our goal is to have at least 600
luminarias lighting the night with
The American Cancer Society en-
courages all cancer survivors and
their families to participate in Relay
'For Life. It's a unique community
event that allows individuals from
all walks of life to join in the fight


against cancer, Steele said.
Last year, more than 2.75 million
Americans participated in Relay,
and more than 550,000 cancer survi-
vors walked the opening lap.
At the event, cancer survivors will
kick off the Relay by walking the
Survivors' Victory Lap around the
track. After that, members of the
teams take to the track, and one per-
son from each team remains on the
track throughout the entire 18-hour
The American Cancer Society is
still recruiting teams to participate in
this event.
For more information or if you are
interested in volunteering, call Team
Recruiter Chair Bill Hopkins at 997-

To purchase a luminaria in honor
of, or in memory of a cancer patient,
contact Joyce Steele at 342-11S4.
The recommended donation is $5
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"Keirra" has been named the
adoptable of the week by the
County Humane Society.
Keirra is a two year old female
Shephard mix, has all of her vacci-
nations up to date, and is spayed.
Shelter caretaker Cheryl Bautista
describes her as being a very excit-
able and an extremely playful ani-
Keirra is good with some other
dogs but appears to be very selec-
tive of her canine friends and she is
feline prejudice.
'She would be great around older
kids and she'd be a great protector,"
said Bautista.
To adopt Keirra or any of the
other many adoptables at the shel-
ter. call 342-0244.

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southeastern Rendezvous Takes

Visitors Back To Bygone Era

Staff Writer

The opening weekend of the
24th Annual Southeastern Rendez-
vous brought clear skies, warm
weather and a unique atmosphere.
Beyond the small city of
vehicles, campers and RVs parked
at Dixie Plantation, in the distance
beyond the trees, was a tent and
teepee city.
A large tree limb placed on a
stump pointed the way through the
woods, where the smell campfire
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fires was pungent.
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as they viewed the various camps,
displaying their British, Scottish,
Irish, or Spanish heritage, and the
prominent camps of the Native
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Indian teepees displayed bright,
vivid colors. Scalps won through
battle were displayed from the
main prongs, with drums, feathers,
beads, trinkets, and steer skulls
decorating the entrance ways.
The sound of Indian drums and
chanting filled the air.
Residents of the camps were
friendly, answering questions, and
often' inviting those passing
through to join them for a visit.

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"Big Bear" (Tom Thompson), visi-
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He introduced himself as visitors
admired his clothing and the color-
ful feathers in his hair.
He told stories of the Indians and
invited all to join in Indian song
and celebration.
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sold, including clothing of the era,
beads, leather works, jewelry,
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and knife throw, each hitting their
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Madison Defeats

ACA JVs 10-7

Staff Writer

Lady Warrior JVs lost to Madi-
son 10-7, in recent action.
Coach Frank Brown said of
Madison: "They came out ready to
play, and both teams were pretty
evenly matched at the beginning.
"It was a hard-fought game, but
we committed too many defensive
errors that allowed them to score
the last three runs," Brown said.
"We just didn't hold them down
enough," he added.
Olivia Sorensen went to bat five
times, scored one run, two singles,
one RBI, two strikeouts; Nicole
Mathis went to bat five times,
scored one run with two strikeouts,
two walks, two stolen bases; and
Mallory Plaines went to bat five
times, scoring two runs with one
single, two walks, one stolen base.
Lindsey Day went to the batter's
box four times, scored one run with
one single, one triple, three RBI,
two walks, one stolen base; Paige

Thurman went to bat four times,
having two singles, two RBI, one
stolen base; Tristen Sorensen went
to bat four times with two walks;
and Hannah Sorensen went to bat
four times with two singles and one
Katelyn Levine went to the bat-
ter's box four times with one run,
one single; Erin Kelly went to bat
twice with one strikeout; and
Courtney Brasington went to bat
twice with one walk, one strikeout,
one run, stolen one base.
Comparatively, ACA had 10 hits,
six RBI, 10 walks, six stolen bases;
and Madison had 16 hits, nine RBI,
three strikeouts, three stolen bases.
"We're still managing to steal
bases at a ratio of two to one
against every team we have
played," said Brown.
Thurman pitched the game strik-
ing out three batters, and giving up
one walk and 16 hits.
The Lady Warriors now stand at
an 11-2 season with five games re-

LADY TIGER Catcher Ashli Washington and
Batter Shanise Brooks in a recent practice
session. In the FAMU eame, Washington

Staff Writer

Lady Warriors defeated Madison
10-4 in recent action.
The ladies had 14 hits, one
Brittany Hobbs pitched the game,
striking out four batters and giving
up four hits and three walks. In the
batter box, she went one for four.
Lisa Bailey went three for four
with one triple, one RBI; Kayla
Gebhard went two for four with
three RBI; Beihan\ Sjaunders went
two for three: and Cassi Anderson
had one RBI.
Chelsea Kinsey went two for four

Staff Writer

ACA athletes remain in the top
of the Big Bend Leaders this week
with the baseball team ranking in
the top three with an 8-1 season and
the softball team stands at the num-
ber two team with a 10-3 season.
In batting average, Drew Sherrod
moved from 15 to eight with .478.
Casey Gunnels fell from number 10
to 14 with 12 hits of 27 attempts, an
average of .444.
Chris Tuten went from 14 to 23
with 11 hits out of 27 attempts, an
average of .407.
In RBIs Sherrod remains at a tie
for third gaining from nine to 15.

Staff Writer

The Lady Bumblebees defeated
Havana Middle School 15-2, last
week, bringing them to a 1-2
Coach Corinne Stephens said
every player on the team saw play-
ing time.
Keneshia Coates scored four runs;
Maresha Barrington, Majetta Jeffer-
son, and Ireshia Denson each had
three; and Latoya Footman, Kay-
lynn Matthews, Melissa Crumity,
Lena Odom. and Chanta Brooks


with one RBI; and Joanna Cobb
went two for four.
The mid-season statistics for the
Lady Warriors' top batters are
Shaye Eason as number one with
eight at bat and an average of .625.
Second is Anderson with 26 at
bat, an average of .566 and 10 RBI.
Bailey comes in third with 35 at
bat, an average of .486.

Hobbs has 32 at bat, an average
of .438 and 16 stolen bases.
Saunders has 32 at bat, an aver-
age of .406; and Kinsey has 10
RBI. .
The batting statistics for the re-
maining Lady Warriors were below

Glenn Bishop is added to the list,
in at number nine with 10.
Gunnels fell from fifth to tenth
with eight RBIs.
In home runs, Sherrod remains
tied for second with three, and Gun-
nels is tied for third with two.
In pitching, Sherrod remains tied
for second with a 3-0 season, and
Ridgely Plaines is at number four
with a 4-1 season.
In strikeouts Plaines is added to
the list, at number seven with 30 for
the season. i
Sherrod is also added this week,
in at number 13 with 20, and in in-
nings pitched, Sherrod was added an
in at number 14 with 20.2.
Plaines was added, in at 16 with

each added one run.
Cardrecia Walker smashed a
triple; and DeVonna Arnold did an
outstanding defensive job in the
Barrington was the winning
pitcher in her first starting game;
and Jemaria Cuyler, the usual
starter, came in relief pitching three
shutout innings and striking out
eight batters.
Farmer wrapped up the game with
a put out throw to Footman.
There were 12. strikeouts in the
game. In addition to the eight by
Cuyler, Barrington and Jefferson
each put down two during their at-
tacks on the rubber.

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scored four times, had five RBI, and eight
stolen bases. (News Photo)

Warriors Place Third In

Spring Classic Tournament


Aucilla Warriors participated in
the Spring Classic Baseball
Tournament hosted at Sneads High
School recently, winning two of
three games and placing third.
The three teams they faced were
all 2 A-Class.
In the first game, the Warriors
faced Vernon and won 10-2.
Drew Sherrod pitched the first
five innings, striking out three and
giving up one run and five hits. He
was credited with the win.
Ridgely Plaines worked the sixth
and gave up two runs on two hits,
with one strikeout and Dustin
Roberts finished, giving up no hits,
no runs and striking'out two.
Offensively, the Warriors
collected nine hits, with Sherrod
leading the way. He went three for
three 'with a home run and five
RBI. vis
Others hitting safely were Casey
Gunnels, one for one; Chris Tuten,
one for two; Glen Bishop, one for
three and one RBI; Josh Cgrswell,
one for two with one RBI; Justin
Payne, one for one; and Jason
Holton, one for two.
Due to rain, the tournament
started in Chattahoochee, was

finished in Sneads on Saturday
with games played from early
morning to late night.
Aucilla faced Sneads around 2:30
p.m. and lost a 2-1 heartbreaker.
The Warriors were ahead 1-0
entering the bottom of the fifth
when Sneads scored two on an
error and two hits. The games were
shortened to be able to finish
before midnight.
Plaines pitched the game and
gave up two runs on three hits and
struck out three.
Aucilla managed four hits but
could not put them together, all of
which were singles by Gunnels,
Tuten, Plaines and Holton.
The Warriors' downfall was cred-
ited to the Sneads pitcher, Jeff Sim-
dey, who struck out 13 batters in
the five inning game.
The final game completed at ap-
proximately 8 p.m., was an ACA
10-3 win over Liberty County.
Roberts pitched the first four in-
nings, giving up three runs, five
hits and struck out four.
Gunnels finished the game up
with one run, one hit and one
Aucilla got off to a fast start get-
ting five runs in the first inning
when eight batters went to the

Again, Sherrod led Aucilla with a
home run and three RBI; Tuten had
two hits in two at-bats; Gunnels
went one for two; Bishop had a
double and one RBI; and Kyle Pe-
ters had one double in two at-bat.
Also noteworthy was the per-
fectly executed steal of home by
To the knowledge of this writer,
the highlight play of the tourna-
ment was a rare triple play pulled
off by Gunnels in the fourth inning
of the Vernon Game.
With runners on first and second,
the batter hit a line-drive to Gun-
nels at shortstop. He caught the ball
in the air for the first out, touched
second base to get that runner, and
chased down the runner from first
to tag him for the third out.
Sherrod, Plaines and Gunnels
were awarded places on the All-
Tournament Team.
The next game will be 4 p.m.,
Thursday, with Bell.

ACA Ladies Edge W. Gacsden 4-3

Staff Writer

The Lady Tigers squeaked by
West Gadsden last week, 4-3, bring-
ing them to a 3-6 season.
"This was the best softball game I.
have been privileged to be a part of
in a long time," said Coach Earline
Knight. "The girls played as a team
ad never gave up."
The Lady Tigers came from be-
hind to tie it up in the fifth inning
and in the seventh inning, JCHS
held West Gadsden in their at bat.
The first two Lady Tigers at bat
made outs. The third was walked,
and the fourth, Ashli Washington,
ran the count full and then crushed a
triple to right field, scoring the win-
ing run.

Washington had the only two hits

in the game for the Lady Tigers, she
went two for four, with one RBI.


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Lady Bees Clobber

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The-Lady Tigers now stand at a
2-6 season after splitting their two
most recent games.
JCHS beat FAMU 27-5 in the
first game.
Coach Earlene Knight said the
Lady Tigers had a "walk-a-thon."
"We reached first base 21 times on
walks and six times with the batters
hit by pitch," she explained.
Ashli Washington went one for
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RBI, eight stolen bases; Heather
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Tiffany Walker scored three runs,
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Recreation Park Announced

The Jefferson County Recreation
Department announces the sched-
ule for the Spring Sports Program,
which began Monday.
Action continues Thursday at 5
p.m. when Monticello Milling takes
on Farmers and Merchants Bank,
Joyner's Travel Center (JTC) goes
up against Jackson's Drug Store
(JDS), Hiram Masonic Lodge
(HML) plays against C & F Fenc-
ing (CFF) and Bishop Farms (BF)
takes on Rotary. At 6 p.m. Capital
City Bank (CCB) goes against Jef-
ferson Builders Mart (JBM) and at
6:45 Williams Timber (WT) faces
off against Jefferson Farmers Mar-

ket (JFM).
April 11 at 5 p.m. JTC plays JDS,
HML goes against Chicken Delite
(CD), and BF plays JBM, and at 6
p.m., Kiwanis takes on State Farm
Insurance (SFI) and CCB faces off
against Rotary.
April 12 at 5 p.m., WT plays
FMB and HML goes against SFI, at
6 p.m. Kiwanis takes on CFF and at
6:45, MM plays JFM.
On April 14 at 5 p.m., FMB plays
JFM, JTC goes against JDS, CD
faces off against CFF and Rotary
takes on JBM, at 6 p.m., BF
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Tigers Drop TWO

Staff Writer

The Jefferson County High
School varsity baseball team now
stands at a 3-3 season after drop-
ping two of their last three games.
In the Branford game, Tigers lost
Coach Alfreddie Hightower said
the Tigers were just back after
Spring Break for their first game
and they were really rusty.
He said that the Tigers didn't
really start to play ball until the
fifth inning, but by then it was too
late. "We started with too many er-
rors," he said.
"We gave them four runs in the
first inning on one hit and we had
spotted them seven by the third."
He added that when the game
came to an end, the Tigers had the
bases loaded.
Dionte Hightower had two hits.
Thomas Lyle hit a double.
Markyce Larry went two for four
with a single and a double; Jason
Kirkpatrick had two hits; and Alex
Lingle and Breon Parker each had
one single.
Lingle pitched what Hightower
called "A well-pitched game". He
struck out four batters and gave up
three walks and-fiveh.itfi;, -.;.:-:. -
In the game that Hightower re-
ferred to as the Maclay disaster, the
Tigers were blanked 19-0.
"It was one of those days," said

Hightower. "Everything we threw,
they hit, and we dropped a lot of
balls. We took it on the chin real
good, but it was a bad day for us al
The only Tiger hits were made by
Kirkpatrick, Lingle and Lyle.
Lyle pitched the first innings of
the game, striking out zero batters
and giving up nine hits; and Kirk-
patrick finished pitching, giving up
another six hits.
The Tigers went in against West
Gadsden with a serious attitude and
came out with an 18-3 District win.
."We decided that we were going
to do to them what the other teams
have been doing to us," said High-
"We broke out of our slump and
jumped all over them, hitting the
ball very well."
Dionte Hightower had one dou-
ble and scored four runs; Larry had
two hits and scored three runs; and
Clark Latson had two hits, one of
which was a three-run homer.
Kirkpatrick had two hits and
scored two runs; Malcolm Norton
had one hit and scored two runs;
and Parker went three for three
scoring three runs.
Kirkpatrick pitched the first in-
nings. striking out three and giving
up one walk and two hits.Q
Lingle wrapped up the pitching
effort for the Tigers, striking out
two batters, giving up one walk and
two hits.

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6:45 MM takes on WT.
April 18 at 5 p.m., JTC takes on
JDS, CD faces off against SFI and
CCB plays JBM, at 6 p.m. Kiwanis
take on HML and BF goes against
April 19 at 5 p.m., WT plays
JFM, and CFF takes on SFI, at 6
p.m., Kiwanis will look to pluck
CD and at 6:45, MM takes on
April 21 at 5, MM plays JFM,
JTC faces off against JDS and CCB
takes on Rotary, at 6, HML plays
CFF and BF faces off against JBM
and at 6:45, WT faces off against
April 25 at 5, JTC plays JDS, Ki-
wanis goes against SFI and BF
takes on CCB and at 6 p.m., HML
plays CD and Rotary takes on
April 26, MM faces off against
WT and Kiwanis plats CFF, both
games at 5 p.m., at 6, HML goes
against SFI and at 6:45 FMB takes
on JFM.
April 28 at 5 p.m., MM goes
against FMB, JTC plays JDS and
BF faces off against Rotary, at 6
p.m., CD takes on CFF and CCB

plays against JBM and at 6:45, Wt
takes on JFM.
May play dates include May 2 at
5 p.m. when JTC takes on JDS, Ki-
wanis face off against HML and
BF plays against JBM, and at 6
p.m., CD plays SFI and CCB takes
on Rotary.
May 3 at 5 p.m., WT takes on
FMB and Kiwanis face off against
CD, at 6 p.m., CFF takes on SFI
and at 6:45, MM goes up against
May 5 at 5, FMB plays against
JFM, JTC takes on JDS, HML
faces off against CFF and Rotary
takes on JBM, at 6 p.m., BF plays
CCB and MM takes on WT.
May 9, at 5 p.m., WT takes on
JFM, JTC plays against JDS, HML
takes on CD and CCB goes up
against JBM, at 6 p.m., Kiwanis
plays against SFI, BF takes on Ro-
tary and at 6:45 MM goes against
May 10 at 5 p.m., M takes on
JFM, JTC goes against JDS, HML
plays SFI and CCB takes on
Rotary, at 6 p.m., Kiwanis go
against CFF, BF plays JBM and at
6:45, wt takes on FMB.
May 11 at 4 p.m., CD goes
against CFF, May 16 at 5 p.m.,
JTC takes on JDS, CD goes against
SFI and BF goes against CCB and
at 6 p.m., Kiwanis takes on HML
and Rotary goes against JBM.

May 17 at 5 p.m., FMB goes
against JFM, CFF takes on SFI, at
6 p.m., and at 6:45 MM takes on
May 19 at 5 p.m., WT plays JFM,
JTC takes on JDS and BF goes
against Rotary, at 6 p.m., HML
goes against CFF and CCB takes
on JBM and at 6:45, MM goes
against FMB.
May 23 at 5 p.m., JTC takes on
JDS, Kiwanis goes against SFI and
BF plays against JBM, at 6 p.m.,

HML takes on CD and CCB goes
against Rotary.
May 24 at 5 p.m., MM takes on
JFM and Kiwanis play against
CFF, ay 6 p.m., HML takes on SFI
and at 6:45, WT goes against FMB.
In the final games of the regular
season held on May 26, at 5 p.m.,
MM takes on WT, JTC goes
against JDS, and Rotary goes up
against JBM, at 6 p.m., CD takes
on CFF and BF goes against CCB
and at 67:45, FMB takes on JFM.

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Employment Connections offices in
Suwannee, Taylor and Madison counties.
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Describe Their Qualifications to provide
appropriate legal services: Contains a
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their ability to perform the work; and
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of interest to: William M. Deming,
Executive Director, North Florida
Workforce Development Board, Inc., P.O.
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The City of Monticello is accepting
applications for a laborer in the Street De-
partment. Applicant must present a
current Florida Drivers License and Social,
Security Card. Applicant must have
ability to operate farm tractor and bush
hog mower. Duties will include mowing,
operating weed eater, and trash removal.
Salary range is $6.97 to $8.65 per hour.
Starting salary dependent upon experience
and qualifications. Applications are
available at City Hall, 245 So. Mulberry
Street, Monticello, Florida, Monday-
Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, and will be
accepted until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8,
2005. The City of Monticello is a drug free
workplace, and new employees must pass
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REQUIRED. 342-3288
2/18, tfn.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Veterinary Hospital
PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE attitude. Front office
OF JERRIE L. NICKERSON Flexible hours; mus
DECEASED. File Number: 05-28-PR some Saturdays. App
NOTICE TO CREDITORS The resume to Veterin
administration of the Estate of JERRIE L. North Jefferson, M
NICKERSON, deceased, File Number Calls Please.
05-28-PR, is pending in the Circuit Court '3/16 tfn.
for Jefferson County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Jefferson Jefferson County Y
County Courthouse, Room 10, Monticello, Program Director fo
Florida 32344. The decedent dies intestate. Monticello. Applica
The name and address of the personal Monticello, Florida
representative and the personal Monticello, Florida
2005. Must be a self s
representative's attorney are set forth 2005. Must be a self
below. ALL INTERESTED PERSON Experience working
ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of and administering
the decedent and other persons having Applicant must be a
claims or demands against decedent's 18-25 hours wkly an
estate on whom a copy of this notice is Contact Gladys Ro
served within three months after the date Larry Halsey at
of the first publication of this notice must description. Prior
file their claims with this Court WITHIN reapply, a application
NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors Polidays and Vacatic
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or demands against the decedent's estate" Child Care: "Our B
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DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE. Wanted: 23 more pe
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first publication of this Notice is April 6, recommended.
2005. Attorney for Personal 1-800-607-7040.
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Tallahassee. Florida 32315, Telephone:
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Notice of Application for Tax Deed:
Andrew Alexander, Jr. the holder of the
following certificates has filed said
certificates for a tax deed issue thereon.
The certificate numbers and years of
issuance, the, description of the property,
and names in which it was assessed are as
follows: Certificate No. 461, Year of
Issuance 2000. Description of Property
Lying and being in the Northeast of the
Southwest 1 of Section 38, Township One
South, Four East, commencing 275 yards
North from the Northwest corner of
Pucker, Thomas and Cole. Continue at a
certain corner up said forth line, and
running North (70) yards, thence East
(140) yards, thence South (70) yards,
thence West (140) yards to its initial
starting point, containing two 2 acres
more or less. Name in which assessed
Jane Crumity Hrs. All of said property
being in the County of Jefferson, State of
Florida. Unless. such certificate or.
certificates shall be redeemed according to
law 'the property described in such
certificates or certificates will be sold to
the highest bidder at the courthouse door
on the 14th day of April, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. Dated this 17th day of March, 2005.
Carl D. Boatwright, Clerk of Circuit
Court of Jefferson County.
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Aware Of Tornado Safety

Staff Writer

Chris Floyd, emergency services
director, Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross alerts resi-
dents that now is the time to pre-
pare for tornados and related
A tornado is defined as a vio-
lently rotating column of air ex-
tending from a thunderstorm to the
Tornadoes may occur anywhere
,at any time of the year. They are
also closely associated with hurri-
canes, and often occur during Hur-
ricane Season, June 1 through Nov.
The southern states are also sus-
ceptible to waterspouts, weak tor-
nadoes that form over warm water.
Waterspouts sometimes move in-
land, becoming tornadoes, causing
damage and injuries.
A Tornado Watch occurs when
tornadoes are possible in the area.
and residents are urged to remain
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A Tornado warning occurs when
a tornado has been sighted or indi-
cated by weather radar. Move to a
pre-designated place of safety.
Stay informed of local weather
conditions by tuning in to local ra-
dio and television stations or by lis-
tening to NOAA Weather Radio for
the latest tornado watches and
Tornadoes occasionally develop
in areas in which severe thunder-
storm watches or warnings are in
effect, so listen for that information
as well.
Environmental clues to look for
include dark, often greenish sky,
wall cloud, large hail, loud roar,
similar to a freight train.
Some tornadoes appear as a visi-
ble funnel extending only partially
to the ground, and some tornadoes
are clearly visible while others are
obscured by rain or nearby low-
hanging clouds.
Tornado safety before the.storm
*Developing a plan for your fam-
ily for home, work, school.
*When outdoors, have frequent

*Listen to the radio and televi-
sion for information, if planning a
trip outdoors, listen to the latest
forecast and take necessary action
if threatening weather is possible.
Know who is most at risk, in-
cluding: people in automobiles,
elderly, the very young and physi-
cally or mentally impaired, people
in mobile homes, or those who may
riot understand the warning due to a
language barrier.
If a warning is issued, or if threat-
ening weather approaches, if in a
home or building, move to a pre
designated shelter, such as a base-
ment, if an underground shelter is
not available, move to an interior
room or hallway on the lowest
floor and get under a sturdy piece
of furniture and stay away from
Also, get out of automobiles and
do not try to outrun a tornado in the
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lie flat in a nearby ditch or depres-,
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