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Editorial, Page 4
Story, Page 6
TO Run In
Story, Page 10
JCHS To Celebrate
Story, Page 12
Published Wednesdays & Fridays
.137TH YEAR NO.71, 50 CENTS --
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. 2005,,
In Gas Prices
ON FRIDAY, these were the gas prices posted
North Jefferson (News Photo)
at Coastal on
Following are .some questions on
the lips of county residents who
daily are having to pay more and
more for gasoline, no matter where
Why are gasoline prices going up
Why the differences, of up to 29
cents per gallon in stations that are
only blocks away?
Why the signs advertising two
grades of gasoline for the same
Why the much lower gasoline
prices along the. Interstate, tradi-
tionally 10 cents higher than in city
And why are gasoline prices sud-
denly more expensive in Georgia,
which historically has averaged ten
cents per gallon cheaper?
In order to get answers to these
questions, the News called numer-
ous suppliers in the community Fri-
day. By press time, however, only
one individual had responded. And
this person would only speak on
condition of anonymity.
Following are some of his expla-
Prices are only raised for con-
sumers when it is raised for the
suppliers. Legally, in fact, prices
can not be charged to the consumer
unless they have been raised to the
"It all depends on the supplier,"
the source said. "Some have been
wiped out by Hurricane Katrina.
There is one major refinery of
Chevron in Mississippi that has
been totally wiped out. Also, five
or six refineries in the Gulf have
been wiped out, and they are 100
percent out of everything east of
h e Mississippi.
Everything depends on supply
and demand, the source said. He
said some suppliers hadn't seen a
price increase in two days and then
(See Gas Page 2)
.1 1325 1
ALSO on Friday, just a few blocks away on North Jefferson,
Street, this Pure station illustrates the variation in prices
in the area. (North Jefferson)
School Supt. Explains
Decision To Enroll
eo m 1 IIsmInWl Pm 4la
on I in Priivc
Senior Staff Writer
School Superintendent Phil-
Barker understands that for those in
the public arena, every action carries
political consequences, to one de-
gree or another.
But he chooses to put fatherhood
above political considerations, he
'I'll be a
once, but a father
Supt. Phil Barker
"I'll be a superintendent one time,"
Barker says, "but I'll be a father and
a dad forever."
That is essentially Barker's re-
sponse to those who criticize his de-
cision to enroll his first-grade son at
Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA)
at a time when enrollment in the
public school system continues de-
Critics charge that Barker's ac-
tion sends the wrong message, rein-
forcing the generally held
perception among many in the com-
munity that the school district is
It also, they charge, undermines
the morale of the teachers, adminis-
trators and students who are doing
their level best to counter the pre-
Barker understands the concerns.
But he holds that his decision is a
family matter, separate and apart
from his official capacity as school
Barker said he and his wife,
ILe sllUUl I
Cathy (a first-grade teacher at Jef-
ferson Elementary School) dis-
cussed the matter and made their
decision based on what was in the
'best interest of their son.
"Cathy and I want our son to at-
tend a school that reinforces the
Christian values that we teach him
at home," Barker said. "Unfortu-
nately, by law, public schools can't
do that. At ACA, they instill the
power of prayer and good Christian
Why not enroll him in a Catholic
school in Tallahassee, being that the
family is Catholic?
The reason, Barker said, is that he
and Cathy want to keep their son' as
close to home as possible.
Did he appreciate the potential po-
litical consequences of his decision?,
"As long as I'm superintendent,
every decision that I've made and
that I will make, I've never made a
decision based on how it will affect
me politically," Barker said. "I make
decisions based on the best interest
of the kids in the community...
"I don't weigh political conse-
quences because I don't make deci-
sions based on political
considerations. I'll be a superinten-
dent one time, but I'll be a father
forever. I didn't lose a bit of sleep
over the decision."
Barker said he hag been ap-
proached by some in the community
who have warned him of the dire
political consequences of his deci-
sion. But again, politics don't enter
the equation, he said.
"I've never made decisions based
on whether it will help me politi-
cally or not," Barker reiterated. "I'm
not that smart to make decisions like
that. I make decisions based on the
best interest of the kids. You're a su-
perintendent one time in your life,
but you're a father and a dad
PHIL BARKER, left, listens, to School Board concern. Barker maintains an Open Door
Member Charles Boland discuss a matter of Door Policy for all citizens. (News Photo)
Animal Control Program
Senior Staff Writer
The county now has an animal
control program -- one narrowly ap-
proved by a 3-2 vote of the County
Commission on Thursday.
The sticking point -- a carryover
from the earlier workshop on the is-
sue -- was whether Solid Waste Di-
rector Beth Thorne, who will
administer the program, should be
included in the animal control certi-
Commissioner Junior Tuten and
Eugene Hall argued that to train
Thorne constituted a waste of tax-
payers' money, given that she was
not physically to capture dangerous
tor not being involved in the picking
up of dogs," said Tuten, reiterating
his earlier argument. "And if we
_don't expect her to pick up dogs, we
don't need to pay money for the
training. I can't support this if our
director is going to be involved in
picking up dogs."
Commissioners Skeet Joyner,
Danny Monroe and Jerry Sutphin
were of the opinion that absent the
training, Thorne could not perform
an adequate enough job of adminis-
tering the program.
"In my opinion, she needs to have
the ability and knowledge to know
what is specifically being asked of
her employees," Sutphin said.
"A person in charge has to know
what their people are doing," Mon-
"I'm still adamant about our direc- roe said. "I think she needs to know
.what her employees are supposed to
do. I think we need to leave it up to
Beth's discretion to decide if she's
going to catch dogs."
Joyner was of the same opinion.
"I certainly respect Commissioner
Tuten's opinion," Joyner said. "But I
have always believed that you can't
go wrong educating your people.
And I don't think it's a waste of tax-
payers' money to train the director."
Thorne herself expressed an un-
willingness to undertake the pro:
gram, if she couldn't receive the
"No disrespect," she said, address-
ing the board. "But if I can't go to
learn the regulations, I'd like to re-
nege on my offer. I can't reprimand
an employee if I can't attend the
(See Animal Page 5)
To Be Held
The 17th Annual Trade Fair will
be held at the Monticello Opera
House 3 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
22, sponsored by the Chamber of
Booth spaces of approximately 8
feet in width are available at a cost
Checks and money orders are to
be made payable to the
Monticello/Jefferson Chamber of
A BBQ dinner will be served from
5 8 p.m. Tickets for the dinner will
be $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for
children under 12.
I The purchase of a dinner ticket
will get you entered for the door
prize drawing beginning at 7 p.m.
All participants are encouraged to
have drawings at their booths.
Booth registration forms can be
picked up at the Chamber. The form
will ask for the company name and
address and a contact person. Elec-
tricity is available upon request.
The deadline for reserving booth
space is Friday, Sept. 16.
Anyone donating a door prize for
this event is asked to let the Cham-
ber know by the above date so that
they can be recognized in the event
For additional information contact
the Chamber at 997-5552.
Last year 26 booths representing
businesses and organizations in Jef-
ferson County filled the Opera
The exhibitors offered information
about their services and most gave
freebie items to the patrons with
their business or organization's
PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., SEPTEMBER 7, 2005
Kim urricBanehill Off To Aid
Hurricane Relief Effort
Following the destruction and af-_
Atermath of Hurricane Katrina, Jef-
'ferson County Health Department
0Director Kim Barnhill's services
have again been requested in the
,hurricane relief efforts.
SWhen contacted Wednesday after-
Poon, Barnhill responded, "We're
'on our way now, red light flashing.
"We have several RV's with us
that were rented by the State Health
Office," said Bamhill. However,
she said that she brought with her a
sleeping bag and tent because that
would be where she would be
Barnhill said that responding to
the disaster this time, will be much
different from what it was on the
several, occasions last year when
she was called into action in Flor-
"When we're called within the
state, I knew the state resources
from which to draw," said Barnhill.
'"But by being out of state, I don't
have an exact knowledge of who
will be playing what role."
She added that she knew that the
conditions of this hurricane would
be much worse than those which
slammed Florida last year.
A.. ~ ~P
KIM BARNHILL is working with the Hurricane Katrina Re-
lief Effort in Mississippi. Last year she worked around
Florida after the numerous hurricanes. (News Photo)
"We'll be working in the city
Stennis, in South Mississippi, close
to NASA and one mile from the
Louisiana border," she said.
"We'll be serving a six county area,
Gas Prices Fluctuate
(Continued From Page 1)
they got a 12 cent increase on die-
el Friday morning.
: "If the local supplier gets the fuel
from Bainbridge where it is
refined, it's much less than in Jack-
sonville, which has to send its
product to Belgium to be refined
because they do not have enough
refineries," the source said.
'He pointed out that if Bainbridge
ran out of gas and local suppliers
had to go through Jacksonville to
get their fuel, it would greatly in-
crease the price the local supplier
had to pay per load (9,200 gallons).
"It can change from $22,000 or.
$23,000 per load to as much -as
$27,00,0 or.$28,000 per load," the
He explained that local suppliers
have to pay for loads on delivery.
Meaning that if they put 3,000 gal-
lons of fuel in an 8,000 tank that al-
ready contains 5,000 gallons, the
supplier has to make up the differ-
ence in the price increase. And it
can't be done on only that small
quantity of gas, he said.
"It is not illegal to put 3,000 gal-
lons in with 5,000 that is less ex-
pensive and charge the public the
price you paid for the 3,000 gallons
for the entire 8,000 gallons, but it is
unethical and against God," the
Another important factor in the in-
crease in gasoline price is the three
percent service fee charged by the
(See Gas Page 3)
including Pascagula and Gulf Port
Barnhill said they would be ad-'
justing the needs of hospitals, nurs--
ing homes and assisted living areas,
making sure that the medical infra-
structure is sound.
"We're basically an assessment
team," she added. "We may be
calling upon the 'rest of the state of
Florida to bring in teams of
doctors, nurses, and equipment.
Barnhill said that she and her
team will be on the scenes for ap-
proximately 10-14 days and upon
arrival back in the county, she will
-update residents on what she ob-
Last year, after Hurricane Charlie
struck, her services were needed in
The team's mission was to check
on special needs shelters for pa-
tients with Alzheimer's, on
dialysis, breathing machines, and
They worked 16 hour days assist-
ing all nursing homes and assisted
living facilities, assuring that they
had plenty of food, ice, ,water and
Several days after returning
home, Barnhill received a call from
Brevard County asking for her as-
sistance in response to Hurricane
Frances. She stayed for seven
days, helping to keep hospitals op-
erational, and in obtaining genera-
tors for the lift stations to keep the
waste water and water treatment
Approximately one week after re-
turning home, she was called by
Escambia County, shortly before
Hurricane Ivan was expected to hit.
She worked with Federal Emer-
gency Management Assistance
(FEMA) and the State Emergency
Response Teams and the hospitals.
Shortly after returning home,
Hurricane Jeanne and gone through
St. Lucie, Brevard and Indian
River, and again, Barnhill's assis-
tance was needed.
She was dispatched to the Bare-
foot Bay Community, which had
been hardest hit by Hurricane Fran-
Following all of the requests for
assistance throughout the state last
year, Barnhill said, "I still don't
feel a sense of satisfaction, There's
so much need, that you don't ever
feel like you've done enough."
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Capital City Bank Group
NORMA MARTIN was named Volunteer of tivities director; Vivian Miles, volunteer;
the Year nominee at Jefferson Nursing Cen- Martin, Mae Eva Kyler, social service direc-
ter, recently. From left, Vocell Edwards, ac- tor. (News Photo)
Norma Martin Recognized As
Volunteer At Nursing Center
of Martin after the National Volun-
DEBBIE SNAPP teer Week of Activities, during
Staff Writer which Martin worked many hours.
Kyler was also asked to submit a
Local resident Norma Martin re--summary of the JNC calendar of
ceived honors and was recognized events for the National Volunteer
by the staff at the Jefferson Nursing Week to the Positive Promotions
Center for her dedicated volunteer Contest Coordinator.'
services and love shown to the resi-
dents at the Center. She described how the Center
Martin was awarded the Volunteer used the Positive Promotions volun-
of the Year 2005 Nominee's Special teer pins, balloons, decorations and
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Martin was awarded the Volunteer
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the' three hbet and most creative pn-
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-noted the activities that were well
received, and included photos of
the ,activities and samples of the
creative works of staff members and
trants. -' When the' special. award pin was
received Martin was contacted anc
The Grand Prize is $500; Second asked to attend the award ceremony
Place, $300; and Third Place, $100. She was not told that it was for her.
Center Social Worker Mae Kyler- The exclusively designed "I Make
was instrumental in the nomination A Difference 2005 Volunteer of the
Year'Award was presented along
with a Presentation Card in a gold
stamped gift box.
Martin is still eligible to be one of
eight winners and to receive addi-
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a cash donation of $250-$500 in
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Lions Seek Flea Market Donations
DEBBIE SN P .,.
Members of the Lloyd Lions Club-
are requesting donations for their
Flea Market to be scheduled for a
Saturday later this month.
"We need people to clean out their
closets, attics, and garages then give
us a call to make arrangements for-
pick up,. or to drop off donated
items. We are in desperate need of
yard sale items," states Lion mem--
ber June Campbell.
To make arrangements for a dona-
tion contact Campbell at 997-1754
or Kevin Campbell at 212-4875.
Members raised $102 at their last
Flea Market, the funds of which go
back into the community.
In other Lions news, a pot luck
dinner and fellowship gathering
was held Saturday.
Members enjoyed the event so
much so that they discussed holding
the pot luck events more often.
- The Lions will have a booth set up
at the Monticello/Jefferson Chamber
of Commerce 2005 'Trade Fair
scheduled for 3i'--'8 p.m. Thursday,.
Sept. 22, at the Opera House.
Members are asked to attend the
event and to help man the booth.
Lion member Angela Henderson is
chairing this committee. To help
staff the booth, contact her at 997-
The Lions continue to welcome
new members into their Club. They
meet 7 p.m. on the first and, third
Tuesday of each month at the Club
location 7337A- Old Lloyd Road,
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Teen Center To
The Jefferson County Teen Center
will host a dance on Friday, Sept. 9
after the Tigers football game, at the
old high school gym.
Admission is $3.
Snacks and soft drinks will be
available for sale.
(Continued From Page 2)
credit card companies on every gal-
lon sold, according to the source.
"If we only make five cents per
gallon and our cost goes up 10
cents per gallon, we take a five cent
per gallon loss, plus we have to pay
the three percent credit card service
charge, so we're not making any-
thing to sell it," he said.
He maintained that the small
service stations haven't made a
profit on gasoline for years;
"It's all supply and demand," he
said. "The prices are determined by
Wall Street, where the gas is re-
fined, and the credit card compa-
nies. So it's not the local suppliers
that are making the money on the
As for reason gas is less expen-
sive at the Interstate than in town,
,it's because some stations go
through a load every two days,
thereby buying the gasoline at
prices lower than what is available
to those stations that fill their tanks
two days later. That, according to
the source, accounts for the differ-
ence in prices by as much as 36
cents per gallon.
(See Gas Page 5)
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Parents Must Help
If you're worried that your chil-
dren are turning into couch potatoes,
remember this tip: Keeping kids fit
may have less to do with how much
TV they watch than it does with
how they watch it.
According to the U.S. Department
of Education, American children
watch an average of three to five
hours of TV a day.
This inactive TV watching (or
"couch potatoism") has been linked
diabetes," said Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention director Dr.
"One critical answer to this prob-
lem is that we all must work to-
gether to help our children make
physical activity a lifelong habit."
That's where the right kind of TV
watching comes in. Parents can find
fun programs that encourage chil-
dren to get up and move.
For instance, JJUMP is a series of
videotapes and DVDs designed to
In fact, many cite it as a contribut- telp cmldren increase tiexiDilit
ing factor towards some startling endurance, develop motor skill
statistics:. Nine million children be- improve coordination. Perhaps
tween ages 6 and 19 are overweight important, though, it could help
and 10 percent of children between develop healthy habits that may
2 and 5 are over weight. a lifetime.
The series consists of three
In addition, many children aren't T c t
getting their recommended 30 min- minute videos or DVDs set
music. When children wi
utes per day of exercise. These sta- the
tistics may have lasting effects. ----hy'rencouraged to get off
couch, dance around and have fu
"One of the most significant con- The DYDs and tapes also, c
cerns from a public health perspec- with a wall chart that helps kids
tive is that we know a lot of children parents track children's JJUMP
who are overweight grow up to be healthy eating, and fun play.
overweight or obese adults, and thus chart can be a good way to celeb
at greater risk for some major health children's health accomplishment
problems such as heart disease and- and help build kids' confidence.
From Our Files
TEN YEARS AGO State University.
August 30, 1995 Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lastinger
Jefferson Elementary School is boys visited last Thursday nigh
committed to excellence, providing Boston, GA with his aunt and ur
an. active student-oriented. environ- Mr. and Mrs. Seaborn Lastinger.
ment that enables students to realize Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Bishop h
their full potential. returned home after spending
Responding to a District Court of week touring Denver, Colorado
Appeal order, Circuit Court Judge Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Nikki Clark late Monday set bond at FORTY YEARS AGO
$30,000 for 18-year-old Roy August 27, 1965
Kirkland, charged in the first degree Larry Cone celebrated his birtl
murder of 16-year-old Montee John- with a party at the home of par
son. _Mr and Mrs PF C'Cone on
School officials here are pleased
with the Florida Supreme Court's
ruling on Thursday that the Admin-
istrative Redirect language in the
1995 Appropriation Bill passed by
the Legislature is unconstitutional. -
August 28, 1985
Plans have been announced for a
riIIi,-i.,," vehicle raceway on the
.Ik.:cin Leon County line.
The city of Monticello will hold a
general 'Pr Iii; Election October 22
to fill several positions,
Monticello and Jefferson County
offer features that could be pack-
aged into unique, saleable tours.
That bit of i ,fi,.ji.,r, was pre-
sented to Chamber of Commerce
members during their luncheon
,n c.irii Tuesday. Dr. Anita Fleet,
who is president of Fleet's tour
Planning, said she has been eyeing
Monticello as a potential tour site
for quite some time.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
August 28, 1975
Albert Odom, the Jefferson
County Extension Director for the
past 20 years was honored recently
with a retirement dinner at Jerry's
Roy Williams Scott received his.
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational
Management Systems from Florida
bama St. Saturday evening.
Mrs. Thomas B. Bird hosted
Thursday afternoon with a bridge
luncheon at her home on East Pearl
Mrs. Willie Poppell of Wacissa
and Mr. and Mrs. William Poppell
and daughter Melinda returned
home after visiting with relatives in
Vero Beach, South Bay and Fort
FIFTY YEARS AGO
August 26, 1955
Bronson and Junior Wilford were
making their fourth tour of duty in
the Far East abroad the USS Shilds.
They were scheduled to receive their
discharges from the Navy in. Octo-
Miss Felice Johnston was honored
with several parties: One at the Gel-
ling home with Mrs. Hasel Glover,
Mrs. W.J. Bullock, and Mrs. A.E.
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LLOYD Volunteer Firefighters joined other
county firefighters in a driver/engineer
training class, in March, 1990. From left,
r Photo File
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Pierce Tudor, left, and Chuck Husbands, of
Lloyd Volunteers. (News File Photo)
Opinion & Comment_
Officer' Became Town Legend
Let me introduce you to Officer
Mac, one of a dozen policemen on a
small town force. I'm not sure how
Mac got to be a police officer in the
first place 'cause he had trouble
with the simplest things, like
driving, climbing stairs, and filling
Mac was an accident looking for a
place to happen but everybody liked
him. Why wouldn't they? Mac al-
ways had a smile and nice words for
everybody. Kids loved to tag along
with him when he walked his beat
twirling his night stick as he walked.
Merchants liked Mac because he
passed by their stores regularly. On
especially hot days he would stroll
through stores to cool off, greeting
everyone 'with a smile and' tipping
his hat to the ladies.
Everyone knew Mac was not the
officer you wanted on hand in an
emergency. For such times you
wanted a real police officer.
I suspect Mac knew that too but
his cheerful demeanor belied any
feelings of inferiority he might have
The police chief wisely put Mac in
places where he wouldn't embarrass
himself or the department.
Once there was a double murder
and the scene was crawling with of-
ficers. Mac was not on the scene be-
cause he was posted two miles down
the road waving his red flashing
light to slow down traffic.
See what I mean about'the'poliTce
chief being a smart guy?
He also knew firing Mac wasn't a
good idea since everybody liked the
For better or worse, Mac was on
the force for the duration. The chief
used his other officers to solve
crime and make arrests.
He didn't drive a police vehicle
because he was too accident'prone.
Like I said earlier, the chief was
By now you are wondering if Mac
ever had a bright shining moment in
his law enforcement career. Yes, he
did. Oh, yes! I tell you his moment
was so bright that people talked
about it for years!
Here's what happened.
It was a Sunday morning and the
officers who normally handled traf-
fic duties at a major intersection
with heavy church traffic were
pulled off the street and dispatched
to an emergency situation.
The only person left to handle
traffic duty was Officer Mac.
People who saw him that Sunday
morning said he stood a little more
erect than usual. They said his
shoulders were squared as he waved
cars ahead and blew his whistle to
stop others. Mac was finally in
charge of something.
Motorists rolled down their win-
dows to call out greetings to Mac.
He'd nod in response with his arms
moving traffic forward.
Everything went pretty well for
the first 30 minutes or so after the
churches let out. After that, traffic
started getting snarled.
People who traveled these streets
every Sunday were trying to figure
out what was happening.
Bumbling Office Mac had done it
again. He had created chaos out of
the Sunday morning traffic flow.
Motorists were frustrated and Mac
was beside himself trying to unsnarl
He was waving his hands frantic-
ally as though that would solve the
problem. He pointed to a car and
motioned it 'forward. The driver
hesitated. Mac bellowed "c'mon,
c'mon" and the driver inched for-
ward. "C'mon, c'mon," Mac
The driver nudged his accelerator,
ran over Mac's toes and never
Mac howled in pain and hobbled
down the street. He was now part of
that town's lore and the story of
how he insisted a motorist drive
over Mac's toes is legend!"
Home Equity Is Real Asset
A growing number of older
Americans are tapping into the valu-
able equity in their homes through
an increasingly popular retirement
product that allows them to maintain
or enhance their existing standard 6f
living and remain in their homes for
as long as they wish.
A reverse mortgage enables seni-
iors to borrow against the equity in
their home without repaying the
debt for as long as they live there.
That's the "reverse" part of this kind
of mortgage loan.
Instead of making monthly pay-
ments, you can opt to receive them.
Senior homeowners can use the
funds anyway they wish, including
paying for long-term care insurance,
home repairs or even a vacation. ,
"It's exactly as the name implies,"
said Jeff Taylor, vice president,
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Senior-
BY CATHERINE ARNOLD
Big Bend Hospice
Have you heard of the term, pal-
Cooper, co-hostess and one at Mrs.-liative care? Do you know what it
Tom Braswell's home, Miss Fran- means? The meaning is simple: pal-
ces Braswell, co-hostess. liative care is comfort care.
An example is palliative care that
SIXTY YEARS AGO you most likely have experienced is
August 24, 1945 the treatment of the common cold.
Pft. Frank S. Kelly was serving We take cbld medications that treat
with the infantry on Mindanao, Phil- our symptoms such as a stuffy nose,
lippines. He had been in the Pacific without curing the cold itself.
area for 18 months. What does palliative care mean to
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and Bill returned from a stay at Day- means medical care dedicated to pa-
tona Beach. tient comfort and effective manage-
Products Group. "You worked hard
to own your home and now it is time
to make your home work for, you."
As an example, Taylor described a
customer who was about to lose her
home. Getting a reverse was the an-
With the woman's husband in a
nursing home and his Social Secu-
rity check diverted to pay for his
skilled care, the 75-year-old woman
had no money to pay the mortgage
on their house.
In addition, she had significant
debt because she was using credit
cards to pay for basic needs such as
food and health care. Her reverse
mortgage gave her enough money to
pay off most of her bills, including
her house payment. In addition, she
gained immense peace bf mind be-
cause it eliminated a lot of financial
Eligibility for a reverse mortgage
depends on two factors: age and
home ownership. No income re-
quirement exists and credit history is
not considered. Reverse mortgages
are for the homeowners 62 and
older. The loan draws on the equity
established in the home.
"As many seniors approach retire-
ment, they begin to realize their ma-
jor asset is likely to be their home,"
Taylor said. "By the time the aver-
age person retires, they own a house
that is usually worth more than they_
paid for it." ,
When you take out a reverse mort-
gage, you are not forced to relin-
You remain the owner for as long-_
as you live there and you will never
-be forced to move.
If you decide to sell or move from
your home, the outstanding balance
of your reverse mortgage becomes
due just as it would with a tradi-
Unlike a traditional mortgage,
however, your balance can never ex-
ceed the value of your home when
you sell it.
The maximum loan amount for a
reverse mortgage is based primarily
on four factors: the age of the
youngest borrower, the location and-
value of the home and the current
You must occupy the home as
your principal residence for a major-
ity of the year. The property must be
a single-family or two-to-four unit
dwelling. Town homes, detached
-homes, condominium units, planned
unit developments and some manu-
factured homes are eligible.
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it has been determined there is no
When an individual is diagnosed
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The patient and family put off tak-
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It doesn't need to be a time of
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physical, mental and spiritual prepa-
Seeking help early in the diagnosis
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and the Big Bend Hospice Medical
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counselor and home health aid, to
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The- team also is there to assist the
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Delay in seeking palliative care
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Wayne Blake Enjoying Leave
Before Seventh Enlistment
Monticello resident Wayne Blake-
is currently enjoying a little bit of R
t& R, while on leave, after serving
A15 years in the Air Force.
Blake serves the Air Fbrce as a
.,Technical Sergeant E-5 District
Fire Chief, currently stationed at
Ramstien Air Force Base (AFB) in
Germany, and he hasthree fire de-'
partments under him.
* Born in'Fort Lauderdale, his fam-
ily later moved to Palm Coast and
eventually to Monticello when
Blake was a teen.
; Shortly after graduation from Jef-
ferson County High School in
1990, he joined the service, where
he attended boot camp for six
weeks, beginning July 23, 1990, at
Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX.
* From, there, Blake was assigned
Os an Airman, First Class at Pope
AFB, when after serving for two
years, he was assigned to Galena
AFB in Alaska, which his said used
to be the north watch point for the
One year later, he was assigned
to Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA as
a Senior Airman.
Blake served in special duty as-
signments in both NATO and Hol-
land, where he served for three
years, earning the rank of Staff Sgt.
and also serving as the Assistant
'He was then assigned to Ander-
son AFB in Guam,' where he said
the B-52's are based for Iraqi Free-
At Ramstien, AFB, he has served
as Technical Sgt. for the past four
Over the years, Blake has re-
ceived much training, some of
which included heavy artillery
training school, fire officer II, con-
fined space and space shuttle res-.
cue for NASA, technical rescue,
and fire officer I and II.
Blake will soon be leaving home-
Pets Of Week
The Humane Society has chosen-
three little, yet nameless kittens as
their adoptable felines Pets of the
They are gold tabbies, two males
and one is female, domestic short
hair. One of the males and the fe-
male have bobtails, the other has a
Their markings are very unique
and distinguish the three.
They are approximately eight
weeks old, all vaccinations are cur-
rent and all have been altered.
Shelter Caretaker Cheryl Bautista
describes them as all being very
sweet, loving .and extremely
THE i'gold tabby kittens need good homes. They are To adopt the kittens ora
cute, cuddly, and lovable and might even learn to be good other the
mousers. (News Photo) call342-0244.
Membership increases Animal
At Humaine foctietV (Continued From Pagel)
FRAN HUNT Canady said that at the end of
Staff Writer August, the membership list would
be updated and purged of those'
Membership Chairperson Martha- who did not respond to the letter.
Canad', reports the Humane Soci- "The spread .sheet with active
ety now has 229 members, includ- members and the format for the
ing those who have either donated newsletter, will then be put on a
time and material, as well as paying disk," said Canady. "The newslet-
members. ter sent out at the first of September
"The current list also includes to current members.
those.who have asked for a news- She added that letters of ac-
letter, but to date, have not given knovwledgment for the Ryan Me-
time or money," said Canady; morial have been sent out
"At present, there are still return She concluded that the artist who
letters coming iin from inactive painted the wood sign with the Hu-
members who were contacted at the mane Society logo on it, Melinda
first.of August to renew their mem- Copper, had asked if she could re-
bership," she added. "So far, six pair the sign and sign her work.
former :members have sent in She is presently conducting the
checks' and we have gained nine repairs.
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ny of the
Joyner stated the obvious.
"We're certainly divided here," he
But he felt the differences were
minor, given the board's consensus
on the importance of implementing
some form of animal control pro-
"This is going to grow," Tuten
warned of the animal control pro-
gram. "The increase in numbers is
going to be dramatic. It's going to
grow by leaps and; bounds, and so
we're adding to the workload of an-
other department head.
"Every department head that we
bogged down and overloaded 'we
don't have anymore. I'm trying to
avoid that happening again. If she's
not doing the job, I don't think she
needs the training."
The plan calls for the training of
three county employees;-- including
Thorne-- in animal control. The pro-
gram will address only dangerous
Once a complaint is made and a'
deputy determines that an animal is
dangerous, one of the trained em-
ployees will' capture the animal and
transport it to the appropriate facil-
After five days, if no one claims
the animal, it will be euthanized.
on his seventh tour of duty, which-
will be at Herbert Air Field in Fort
Walton Beach, at Special Opera-
tions Command. He estimates that
he will either be going into fire pre-
vention or be the assistant chief of
Blake said the reason behind en-
listing for a seventh tour. of duty
was, "I'm close to retirement, just
five more years," he said. "I love
the Air Force, and I love the United
Blake is currently earning his
Bachelor's degree in psychology,
-through Liberty University, after-
which he intends to obtain his Mas-
Blake said his plans after retire-
ment could lead him into either be-
ing a counselor somewhere, or-
even possibly a job as a fire chief.
"Wherever God leads me," ,he
Blake has been deployed five
times, returned approximately one
and a half years ago after serving in
Afghanistan for five and a half
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., SEPTEMBER 7,2005 PAGE 5
While there,.Blake served in sup-_
,port of special operations.
"While we were there, we had
two major explosions, which took
out a couple of square blocks," said
Blake. ""We were escorted by an
Army task force for protection and
we would go in there, caring for
wounded civilians, giving them
first aid and any needed medica-
tions, and readying them for trans-
port to Cash Surgical Base
(formerly known as a MASH
"Mortar rounds were going off
day and night, there were the
sounds of gun fire around the
clock, and you kind of get used to
it and become immune to it," he
Blake told of the biggest scare he
underwent while there. "We had a
rocket propelled grenade (RPG)
land about 500 feet in front of the
fire house and it blew off some of
the facing of the building," he said.
Blake has a wife, Cheryl, and four
sons, Cameron, Jacey, Garrett and
(Continued From Page 3)
"My pumps are locked at $2.99
per gallon," he said. "The price
will not go any higher on the pump,
so I can't charge more than that for
gas. I've already told my supplier
that if the price goes above $2.99
per gallon, don't bring me any
more gas. I can't be paying money
out of my pocket for people to buy
gas from me."
He said the same holds true for
many other stations in the area that
have the old-fashioned gas pumps.
These pumps will not allow for the
increase of the price above $2.99
per gallon. Meaning that if the
price goes higher, they will have to
"The stations that can go higher in
the area are the ones that have the
newer computerized gas systems,"
he said. "It's sad to say, but there is
a: lot of price gouging going on
right now, no doubt about it;"
The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
the following items for recycling:
All plastic bottles soda bottles (any size); milk jugs, water bottles,
laundry detergent, bottles, etc.
All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food cans, etc.
Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans etc.
Newspapers, Magazines, etc.
All cardboard products grocery bags, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc;
'All glass bottles, jars etc. (clear, brown & green)
Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located at
1 591,Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the collection
sites in the County,.
Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our Landfill and
saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go wrong?
Additional items accepted at the collection sites:
*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
*White Goods (which consist of),- Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines,
dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
Used Oil & Oil Filters
Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool chemicals, paint,
paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers clearly marked to identify
**The Recycle Center Household Hazardous Waste Office will accept medical
&, pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned into an employee of the
facility and not, just dropped off.
Please take notice to all of the signage posted in the
collection site for the proper disposal of above items.
The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
information on other items for disposal, in the City, please call
Don Anderson at 342-01'54.
Please visit the Jefferson County web page
http://www.cojefferson.fl.us/SolidWaste.html for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.
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PAGE 6, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., SEPTEMBER 7, 20051
CASSANDRA WILLIAMS receives "Take Stock In Children"
Scholarship. L-R: Lewis Williams, Cassandra, Willie Mae
Local 4-Hers Attend
DEBBIE SNAPP The non-competitive portion is de-
Staff Writer voted to educational, recreational,
and community service workshops.
Recently, 11 Jefferson County- The competitive portion of Con-
youth attended the Florida 4-H State gress allows First Place Senior Dis-
Congress held in the Reitz Union on trict winners to compete 'against
the University of Florida Campus in other Dstrct winners n a vae
Delegates competing at the events County 4-H teams also compete
were: Nikki Barrington, Arsenio against one another in various team
Bright, Alyssa Brignoni, Shanka contests.
Farmer, Alex Farmer, Kelly Hill, Each county sends two voting
Kevin Hill, Angela Scurry, and Mi- delegates to attend the State 4-H
chelle Ward. Council meetings.
Other delegates attending but not Alsd interviews for State Recogni-
competing were: Stephanie Brignoni tion and Scholarship applicants are
and Alana Chambers. conducted during this event. .
Florida 4-H Congress is an annual Local winners include: the team of
state event designed to supplement Angela Scurry and Nikki
county programs in leadership, citi- Barrington, First Place in Consumer
zenship, and communication activi- Education; the team of Alex Farmer
ties. and Kelly Hill, Third Place for Food
It allows 4-H members, to learn rand Nutrition; Michelle Ward,
and share with other 4-H'"ersfrom judges Award in Fashion Revue for
all over Florida. Special, Occasions; Alana
The Congress in divided into non- Chambers; Second Place for Poster
competitive and competitive ses- Art.
Learning Center First Aid
Class Enrollment Open
The Learning Center located at
490 South Marvin Street is accept-
ing registration for upcoming First
Aid and CPR classes.
No dates for the classes have yet-
been set, as the class will required a
minimum of 10 participants to
Registration for Beginner Adult
Computer Classes 101 and 102 is
The After School program contin-
ues from 3 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday for students.
Volunteer Gloria Cox-Jones is
vigilant and helpful to students with
their Reading assignments and over-
all study help. ...---
Volunteer Elmario Freeman per-
petuates virtual reality field trips
with the students via the Internet.
He takes them to museums and a va-
riety of cities throughout the United
These services offered at The
Learning Center are free of charge
and the community is encouraged to
participate, and to volunteer
To do so contact Center Director
Byron Barnhart at 251-0386.
teach our kids.
Why not start
Do it for
Cassandra Williams, daughter of
Willie Mae and Lewis Williams of
Wacissa, was selected to be the first
student in Jefferson County awarded
a "Take Stock In Children" scholar-
Williams is a 9th grade student at
Jefferson County High School.
Her ambition is to attend college,
and to become a lawyer.
Byron Barnhart, Executive Direc-
tor of "Take Stock .In Children," re-
LILLY MAE AND
ports that funding was received
from an anonymous donor outside
the Jefferson County area sponsor-
ing one $6,000 prepaid college tui-
- tion scholarship to a worthy student.
He explained that under this pro-
gram the $6,000 scholarship is
matched by the federal government.
This is the greatest opportunity
ever for students that may not have
the resources readily available in the
future to attend college.
Anyone interested in becoming a
supporter or a participant of the pre-
paid scholarship program should
contact Barnhart at 251-0386 for
The children and grandchildren of
Lilly Mae and Hardy Brumbley are
planning a 50th Wedding Anniver-
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p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Op-
The Brumbley's are lifelong resi-
dents of Monticello. Hardy worked
with Florida Power for 36 years and
Lilly Mae, or Mama 'B' as she is af-
fectionately known, owned and op-
erated a home based daycare for
more than 20 years.
All local family and friends are
encourage to attend the reception.
Some invitations will be mailed
but as the children are unable to ob-
tain everyone's address, they would
like to invite all to the reception.
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ACA Posts Roster,
Aucilla Christian Academy-
coaches have determined their team
roster and field positions for the
varsity football team.
There are 22 Warriors on the
team. Their names and positions
Rob Searcy, wide receiver and
safety; Daniel Greene, running
back and line backer; Stewart Wil-
liams, quarterback and safety; Ca-
sey Gunnels, quarterback and
defensive back; Kyle Barnwell,
quarterback and defensive back;
Woody Vollertsen, guard and line
backer; and Jason Holton, running
back and line backer.
Also, Reggie Walker, wide re--
ceiver and running back; Colby
Waddail, running back and end;
Wade Scarberry, guard and line
backer; Colby Roberts, center and
nose guard; Shane Arrington,
tackle; and Matt Poston, guard and
Also Randy Clark, tackle and
nose guard; J.T. Ward guard and
tackle; Michael Kinsey, center and
tackle; Ben Grantham, tackle; Kyle
Peters, wide receiver and center;
Josh Carswell, tight end and line
backer; Will Hartsfield, guard and
line backer; and Glen Bishop, wide
receiver and safety.
Warrior's coaching staff includes:
Head Coach Dave Roberts, Defen-
sive Coordinator Pock'o Vause,
coaching quarterbacks and wide re-
ceivers, Terry Dobson and coach-
.ing line backers and defensive
-backs, Richard Watt.
ACA WARRIORS practice
for season's games.
daily to prepare
In this practice
session, Shane Errington attempts to keep
Casey Gunnels from the goal. (News Photo)
JV Roster, Positions
Jefferson County High School-
reports the roster and field posi-
tions for its JV football team.
Players, positions, 'and numbers
are: Curtis Hightower, #10, wide
receiver; Arnez Ammons, #11,
wide receiver; Semaj Pleas, #12,
defensive back; Telvin Norton,
#14, defensive back; and Torrence
Tucker, #22, linebacker.
Also, Thomas Smith, #30, offen-
sive back; Theo Barger; #31, line-
backer; Anthony McDaniel, #33,
offensive linebacker; Roshaundrick
- Jones, #34, linebacker; Spencer
Ehinger, #63, offensive tackle;
Kendall Grant, #65, offensive
tackle; and Jitavin Bennett, wide-
Also, Brad Whitfield, defensive
end; Sharze Brooks, running back;
Deron Virgil, running back; Char-
les Pitts, defensive end; Lemarcus
Bennett, wire receiver; Kelvin Nor-
ton, wide receiver; Andre Tyson,
running back; Alvin Alyughife, de-
fensive lineman; and Tommy Wat-,
kins, defensive end.
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receiver; Dondre Tyson, #32, run-
ning back; Tony Roberts, #51, of-
fensive lineman; Marcus Benjamin,
#53, center; Robert Nealy, #60, de-
fensive end; William Wade, #61,
defensive tackle; and Brian Brock,
Also, Demetrius Hicks, #75, of-
fensive tackle; Christopher Macin-
tosh, #76, offensive tackle; Chris
Branham, #81, wide receiver; Reg-
gie Watkins, #97; and Lamarkus
Bennett, wide receiver.
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Lady Warriors To
Run In Invitational
The Lady Warriors will officially
lkick off their season 10 a.m., Sept.
"'0 when they compete in ,the Lin-
coln Invitational at Tom Brown
-"We placed there last year. The
girls are strong and we're hoping to
- place again this year," Coach Dan
.,-The girl's cross country team has
' 'been working hard and have been-
running at least five miles per day,
.--preparing for the season's opening.
Nennstiel said he fully expects
ya very promising season, with a
ery strong team.
"The girl's have been continuing
t6_: improve and get back into
- shgpe," he said. "They're getting
ST'He added that he has very high
expectations tfor the girls, and "I'm
sure they won't disappoint."
Nennstiel said they are going to
be facing some pretty stiff competi-
tion in the upcoming meet.
"Chiles is going to be there, and
they're one of the top five schools
and have won a couple of State
Championships," he said.
"I'll know a lot more after the
meet," Nennstiel said of the predic-
He said that they have changed a
few of the training techniques, and
that growing accustomed to them,
may slow some of the girl's season
"I want us to peak at the end of
the season, when they have the dis-
tricts and state meets, rather than
peaking in mid-season," said Nenn-
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third one. There will be a BBQ at the end of the day when the awards for the riders will
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Our fall classes for local and out of town riders is forming now. If you are a beginning
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convenient for you or your children. Please fill out the form at the bottom or call us
directly for information and securing your place for lessons.
We have three big events comingup before the end of the year. Plans are already in
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riding, activities, campfires, camping out along with all of the other fun things that go
with camps. The dates are November 26, 27 and departing on the 28th.
The first weekend in December we are planning a horse show in combination with a craft
show. Any of you crafters that have an interest in setting up a booth, please give us a call
so we can reserve your booth for you. Space is limited.
Finally, our coaches are also in the process of organizing our week long Christmas Camp.
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JCHS TO Celebrate
Sept. 11 Patriot's Day
Jefferson County High School-
will host a Patriot's Day Sept. 11
observance, 8:30-9:15 a.m., Friday,
Sept. 9, in front of the school, at the
The introduction to the program
will be given by JCHS Assistant
Principal Harry Jacobs.
- JROTC cadets will present the
colors, and CSM Tabitha Smith
will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
' The JCHS chorus will perform
the Star Spangled Banner.
Major Geneva Miller will give
the invocation, and Lt. Col. Char-
les Pitts will introduce guest speak-
ers, yet to be determined.
Cpl. Brenden Curtis will give stu-
dent reflections, Miller will lead the
observance of the moment of si-
lence, and Deandre Fagan will per-
The benediction will be given by
2nd Lt. Alexia Huggins.
JROTC cadets will retire the col-
ors and Major Eugene McKinney
will make the closing remarks.
As Fall rapidly approaches, county-
J-Hers are preparing for coming
events, such as the North Florida
Fair, 4-H School Clubs, 4-H Com-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY CIVIL DIVI-
SION CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CASSANDRA
DIANE THOMPSON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CASSANDRA DIANE
THOMPSON; LEO RUSSELL; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEO
RUSSELL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; STATE OF
FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVE-
NUE; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUS-
TEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants) CASE NO. 05-213-CA
NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LEO RUS-
SELL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LEO RUSSELL; IF LIVING INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; Whose resi-
dence are/is unknown YOU ARE
HEREBY required to file your answer or
written defenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and
to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's
attorney, whose name and address
appears hereon, on or before September 7,
2005; the nature of this proceeding being a
suit for foreclosure of mortgage against
the following described property, to wit:
COMMENCE AT A POINT ON THE
EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 24,
1806.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST
'A OF SECTION 24; AND RUN NORTH
54 DEGREES 09' WEST, 319.2 FEET TO
A POINT; THENCE NORTH 30.8 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 54 DEGREES 09'.
WEST, 85.2 FEET TO A POINT;
1IIENCE NORTH 67 DEGRELES 45',
i EST, 216.b FEET TO ,A POINT;
THENCE NORTH 269.6 FEET rTO A
POINT: THENCE EAST 265.9 FEET TO
A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 400.0 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
BEING A PORTION OF THE EAST %'
OF THE SOUTHEASTV. OF SECTION
24, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 5
EAST, JEFFERSON COUNTY,, FLOR-
IDA. A/K/A 1454 GROOVER ROAD
MONTICELLO, FL 32344 If you fail to
file your answer or written defenses in the
above proceeding, on plaintiffs attorney,
a default will be entered against you for.
the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition. DATED at Jefferson County this
1st day of September, 2005 Clerk of the
Circuit Court By Jeri B. Pearson Deputy.
Clerk In accordance with the American
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the ASA
Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, please call (800) 955-9771
Free or Low
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Florida Department of Health
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Flor-
ida Relay Service. Law Offices of Daniel
C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559 Attorney for Plaintiff.
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INVITATION TO BID The Jefferson
County Board of County Commissioners
will accept bids for fencing at the Jefferson
County Recreation Park, Goldberg Street,
Monticello, Florida, until 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, September 14, 2005. Bids
should be sent to Board of County Com-
missioners, Courthouse, Room 10, Monti-
cello, Florida, 32344, and marked as
"sealed-bid-fencing". Specifications may
be obtained at the office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court, Room 10, Courthouse,
Monticello, Florida, between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, or by calling 850-342-0218,.X227.
The Jefferson County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to refuse
any and all bids.. Felix "Skeet" Joyner.
9/7, 9/9, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JEF-
FERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA GEN-
ERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE
NO: 05-155-CA MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC. PLAINTIFF VS. VELICIA J.
SMITH, ET AL DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUC-
TIVE SERVICE TO: UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE ESTATE OF ROBERT C. LANGIS
A/K/A ROBERT CHARLES LANGIS
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they
be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the
unknown defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming
an interest by, through, under or against
the Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest
in the property described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE
HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage and enforce a lost
note and/or mortgage on the following
property: LOTS 2 AND 5 OF NOBLES
ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MONTI-
CELLO, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO A
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK B,
PAGE 19 AND TO WHICH REFER-
ENCE IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY MADE
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any to it on DAVID J. STERN,
ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
801 S., UNIVERSITY DRIVE, STE 500,.
PLANTATION, FL 33324 on or before
August 31, 2005 (no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition
filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at JEFFERSON County,
Florida, this 26th day of August, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:
JERI B. PEARSON DEPUTY CLERK.
8/3, 9/7, c
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 2ND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JEFFER-
SON COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO:
05-155-CA MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
PLAINTIFF VS. VELICIA J. SMITH, ET
AL DEFENDANTS) AFFIDAVIT FOR
SERVICE BY PUBLICATION Billi K.
Pollack, being first duly sworn, deposes
and says: 1. I am the attorney for Plaintiff
in the above styled cause, and am author-
ized to make this Affidavit on the Plain-
tiff's behalf. 2. A search has been made to
discover residences) and whereabouts of
Defendantss, ROBERT C. LANGIS
A/K/A ROBERT CHARLES LANGIS and
it has been ascertained that he is deceased.
Attached hereto as Exhibit A is the Death
Certificate of the decedent. 2a. Plaintiff's
counsel searched public records for Estate
of ROBERT C. LANGIS A/K/A ROBERT
CHARLES LANGIS, but found none. 2b.
Plaintiff's counsel searched court for pro-
bate records for Estate of ROBERT C.
LANGIS A/K/A ROBERT CHARLES
LANGIS, but found none. 2c Plaintiff's
counsel has sent interrogatories to infor-
mant on Death Certificate regarding
Unknown Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
ees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trus-
tees, and Other Parties Claiming an
Interest By, Through, or Against the
Estate of ROBERT C. LANGIS A/K/A
ROBERT CHARLES LANGIS. 3. There
may be persons who are or may be inter-
ested in the subject matter of this action
whose names and residence and ages are
unknown to me. 4. These unknown parties
may claim as spouses, heirs, beneficiaries,
grantees, or other claimants against said
the Estate of ROBERT C. LANGIS A/K/A
ROBERT CHARLES LANGIS, deceased,
who are not known to be dead or alive. 5.
In order to notify these unknown parties
of the instant foreclosure action it is neces-
sary to effectuate service by publication.
LEGALS -. -.-. HELP WANTED')
Bill K. Pollack Sworn to and subscribed
before me this 5th day of August, 2005 by
Billi K. Pollack who is personally known
to me. DOMENIQUE GRANT Notary
Public, State of Florida.
8/31, 9/7, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-81-CA Green Tree Servic-
ing LLC, successor service to GreenPoint
Credit, LLC, as authorized servicing agent
for NationsCredit Manufactured Housing
Corp., a corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Clif-
ford Willis, Patricia Hightower, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DECEASED, THEIR
UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM; TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL
REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC.,
a Florida not-for-profit corporation;
GLORIA WILLIS; DAVID PACKER;
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE AND ANY
OTHER PERSONS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE UNCER-
TAIN, Defendantss. NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an
order or a final judgment of foreclosure
entered in the above-captioned action, I
will sell the property situated in JEFFER-
SON County, Florida, described as: LOT
46, BLOCK "A", AUCILLA FOREST &
MEADOWS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER
THE PLAT THEREOF FILED IN PLAT
BOOK "B", PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA. "TOGETHER WITH AND
INCLUDING A (1998 SWEETWATER
DOUBLE WIDE SHGA2752A&B),
AFFIXED TO SAID LAND" at public
sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash, on the north steps of the JEFFER-
SON County Courthouse, Monticello,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on Sept. 22nd, 2005.
DATED this 26th day of August, 2005
Dale Boatwright CLERK OF THE
COURT (Court Seal) BY: JERI B. PEAR-
SON As Deputy Clerk SCHUYLER-
STEWART-SMITH Chad A. Dean, Esq.
118 West Adams St. #800 Jacksonville, FL,
32202 (904) 353-5884 AMERICANS
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soon as possible. If hearing impaired,
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(V) via Flerida Relay Service.
8/31, 9/7, c
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Jefferson St., Monticello, FL.
9/7, 9, c
Jefferson County Youth CoUncil has
two (2) positions available as Student
Advocates. Positions are part-time,
20hrs weekly, with salary range of
$10.00--$12.50 per hour. Individuals
must have experience in
counseling/behavioral skills, excellent
computer skills, the ability to work
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students, parents, school and
community partners. Individuals
must have excellent oral and written
communication skills. All applicants
must clear all background screening
requirements. Interested individuals
must submit a resume by September
7, 2005 to: Jefferson County Teen
Center, P.O. Box 346, Monticello,
Florida Department of
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8/19, tfn, c
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We read the Scriptures in their
cultural and historical context. Christ
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Backhoe Service: driveways, roads,
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Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
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New Listinq!!! Under Contract 3.89
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Derrick Martin, Jr. New
To HMS Teaches Math
New to the staff at Howard Mid--
dle School this year is seventh,
eight grade math teacher Derrick
Martin received his Bachelor's
Degree in Business Administration
from Florida A & M University,
and is certified in middle school
math for grades 5-9 and business
administration from grades 6-12.
He has worked as a K-5 teacher
in a private school called Superclub
For Kids in CT, and he has taught
before school and after school pro-
Born in Tallahassee and raised in
Atlanta, GA, he came back to the
Tallahassee area in January to go
back to school and earn his Masters
"I began looking at schools in the
area, and was interviewed by Miss
Jackson and I loved the school and
the people, so I came out here to
start teaching," said Martin.
He was drawn to teaching as a
middle school student. "I began
looking at the teachers and analyz-
ing them," said Martin. "I've al-
ways had a passion for teaching
and I would always try to figure
out what I could do differently
from them to make the subject mat-
He finds the most challenging as-
pect of the occupation to be keep-
ing up with .the different learning
technologies and making sure that
he is relaying the information to the
children in a way that they under-
Martin finds no frustrations in the
classroom. "The staff and the kids
are great, but I do have one frustra-
Among the new faces on the fac--
ulty at Jefferson Elementary School
this year, is Tanishia Barnhart, who
is teaching K-5.
She received her Bachelor's De-
gree in Elementary Education with
an ESOL Endorsement, from Flor-
ida A & M University and is a
"I've attended all three local
public schools," she said.
This is her first teaching assign-
ment, and her motivation for teach-
ing is wanting to make a positive
impact on children at the elemen-
"I came back to Jefferson County
so I could give back to the commu-
nity," said Barnhart. "And I feel
that being here at the elementary
level helps provide the foundation
for the future of these children.
"You need it (a proper education
and encouragement) to become
successful," she said.
Thus far, she considers her great-
est challenge is teaching at the K-5
"I Interned with second graders
and every grade level is different.
But I feel teaching at this level will
also give a a greater strength."
: She added that she has no frustra-
tions in the classroom. "I'm a very
peaceful person. I find peace in all
things," said Barnhart. "You have
to find positive in all of the nega-
tive. This world is not a perfect
place and you have to find you own
Barnhart describes herself as mo-
tivated and energetic. "I love col-
laborating with other
professionals," she added. "Two
heads are better than one. You
never know what another individ-
ual will bring to the table to make a
full learning experience.
"I'm a team player, and I love
working with other people in gen-
eral," said Barnhart. "The more an
individual puts into it, the bigger
and brighter the results are."
As years pass and her students re-
member her, Barnhart wants to be
remembered as "Making a mark in-
stead of a scar."
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"All can achieve and you have to
instill self-motivation," she added.
"You have to get them to feel good
about themselves so they can be
confident in both learning and eve-
rything they do."
She feels that her greatest class-
room accomplishment would be to
have all students active in learning
and benefiting from her teaching.
Barnhart considers her strong
points to be her active involvement.
and creativity. "People learn by
doing and they learn by
experience," said Barnhart. "Expe-
rience is the best teacher, and I be-
lieve in getting that done in a
Her hobbies include reading,
shopping, visiting, and going
In the future she would like to
tion, commuting from Tallahassee
with the current high prices of gas,"
He describes himself as being
someone who is very easy to get
along .with, very outgoing and one
who listens first to others before
making a decision, and he is a car-
When he's thought of by his stu-
dents, he would like top be remem-
bered as someone who really taught
"I want them to feel that they
made accomplishments in my
classroom," said Martin. "If they
feel they have accomplished some-
thing, then I have done my job."
He considers his biggest class-
room accomplishment comes
when students who are having dif-
ficulty with the subject matter, be-
gin to understand, and show
- improvement in their work.
Martin says that his strong points'
are people skills. "I can talk to the
kids and they actually learn what I
want them to learn," said Martin.
"I'm closer in age to the children
that some other teachers, so they
are more open and receptive to
what I have to say."
His hobbies and activities include
recently applying at the Boys and
Girls Club to work in the after
He worked with the Habitat For
Humanity for three years while in
college, and he donates to worthy
causes, such as the Red Cross.
Martin enjoys playing basketball,
shooting pool and going to the
movies. He also plans to be the as-
sistant coach for the HMS basket-
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