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LIBRARY OF FLCRIDA HICKORY
404 LIBRARY WEST
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL. 32611
Editorial, page 4
Story, Page 6
Story, Page 9.
Story, Page 14
137TH YEAR NO.96.50 CENTS Published Wednesdays & Fridays
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2005
Senior Staff Writer
Low and moderate-income first-
time home buyers in the county
have an opportunity to participate in
a program that offers down-payment
assistance and low interest rates.
A partnership of the County Com-
mission and the Escambia County
Housing Finance Authority, the pro-
gram has been in existence for sev-
eral years now. But for some reason,
the word appears not to be getting
C. J. Pipkins, assistant executive
director of the program, asked com-
missioners last week to help spread
the word about the program. She
said that of 19 counties participating
in the program, Jefferson County is
the only one where no loans have
been made thus far.
As Pipkins described it, the pro-
gram is designed to make home pur-
chases more affordable for low and
moderate-income home buyers. The
program does this by providing
first-time home buyers with below
market interest rate mortgage loans.
Home buyers may choose a con-
ventional, FHA-insured, VA-
guaranteed or 30-year fixed rate at
' 5.39 percent, the present interest
Borrowers must meet normal
.mortgage requirements demonstrat-
ing credit worthiness and must oc-
cupy the purchased home as their
principall residence, among other
To qualify, the maximum income
limit is $52,550 for families of two
or fewer and $60,433 for families of
three or more, with a maximum
limit of $204,432 on new or existing
These limits do not apply to tar-
geted areas, defined as neighbor-
hoods that historically have been
(See Loans Page 14)
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ZAKAHIA COATES was one of the many chil-
dren who got to sit on the lap of Santa
Claus, alias Larry Bates Sr., during the fes-
tivities at the Home Town Get Down Merry
Christmas Mixer in the downtown district on
Friday night. (News Photo)
New Fire Rescue Chief
Senior Staff Writer
New Fire Rescue Chief Mark
Matthews is proposing to return the
department to a 24/48-hour
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The change would mean that Fire
Rescue employees would work 24
hours straight and take 48 hours off,
versus the current schedule of 24
-hours on and 72 hours off.
"It was thought that with fewer
hours and the same salary, the 24-
72-hour schedule would promote re-
tention," Matthews told
commissioners Thursday. "...But the
bottom line is that we still can't re-
He said that returning the depart-
ment to a 24/48-hour schedule
would reduce the number of shifts.
from four to three and the number of
personnel per shift from five to four.
The new schedule, he said, would
make the department more competi-
tive in attracting paramedics, of
which there was a statewide short-
It would also, he said, reduce the
number of vacant positions from the
current five to one. And it would put
the department on a more regular
schedule, given that most similar
operations worked 24/48-hour
Better yet, he said, the change
could be accomplished within the
existing budget. And even though it
meant each employee taking a. 25
cents per hour cut, the end-of-year
salaries would be still be more than
the present salaries, he said.
To 24/48 Shifts
Clerk of Court Dale Boatwright
alone expressed concern.
"When we went from the 24/48-
hour schedule to the 24/72-hour
schedule, each employee got a $2
per hour raise," Boatwright said,
pointing out that the increases had
upped the cost of salaries and bene-
fits by a third. "It doesn't seem it
would work if we went back to a
Matthews maintained that it was
"It's still the same pie," he said.
"What you're doing is reducing the
number of employees and increasing
(See Fire Rescue Page 14)
Senior Staff Writer
Commissioners managed to ruffle
the feathers of a couple of depart-
ment heads last week, if inadver-
tently in the case of one.
The first to run afoul of commis-
sioners was Road Department Su-
perintendent David Harvey, who
butted heads with at least one board
member over what should be his de-
partment's responsibilities relative to
two road-improvement projects as-
signed a contractor:
The two roads, the repairs of
which the Natural Resources Con-
servation Service (NRCS) is funding
to the tune of $300,000, are the Pal-
mer Mill and the Lovett roads in the
southern part of the county.
Because of the nature of the
NRCS funding, it requires that the
county contribute a 25-percent
match, which, the county agreed to
do in the form of in-kind services.
Meaning that rather than coming
up with the actual $75,000, the
county agreed to contribute its share
in materials and Road Department
The problem, according to Har-
vey, was that the contractor had now
completed the Palmer Mill Road
project and his department had
never been contacted to do any of
the in-kind work.
In fact, what in-kind work his de-
partment could have done, the con-
tractor had already taken care of,
He said if the project was mired in
confusion, it was due to consultant
engineer Frank Darabi, who had the
responsibility for oversight of the
project on behalf of the county.
"You all need to get with Frank
Darabi, the consultant engineer you
hired to do this project," Harvey
said more than once. "I have not
been contacted to do anything on
Palmer Mill Road"
Adding to the confusion, the
NRCS was now ready to release
$72,000 for the Lovett Road project,
and the contractor was ready to pro-
ceed with the work, pending the
Commissioner Junior Tuten took
issue with Harvey's representation
that the Road Department somehow
had been left out of the loop. The
fact was that Harvey had been part
of the agreement to contribute the
25 percent match that was required
to secure the funding, he said.
The bottom line, Tuten said, was
that the county had committed to the
"IS this a
25 percent match and it didn't have
the money in cash. So one way or
the other, it was up to the Road De-
partment to provide the match, be it .
in materials or services.
"I want to speak without making
anybody mad," Harvey said. "But
you're making me feel like I'm re-
sponsible. What it boils down to is
that you hired a consultant engineer
and he is ultimately responsible for
the project. I'm only a messenger
between five governing board mem-
bers. I'm not responsible for issuing
What's more, if his department
was to be responsible for all the 25-
percent matches that came up peri-
odically, then he wanted a line item
to that effect in his budget, Harvey
Tuten firmly put an end to the dis-
cussion, saying it didn't need to go
"We're not going to start pointing
fingers," Tuten said. "The bottom
line is that we agreed to handle 25
percent and you were in on the
It was finally agreed that Darabi,
Harvey, the contractor, and Com-
mission Chairman Danny Monroe
would hold a special meeting this
week to resolve the matter.
(See Feathers Page 14)
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Two important issues Coming
Up For Discussion Next Week
AALIYAH MARTIN puts on a winsome smile for the camera
while enjoying the sunshine on a recent day at the Boys
and Girls Club. (News Photo)
Senior Staff Writer
Commissioners are scheduled to
hold two important public hearings
The first is on the dangerous dog
ordinance, which commissioners
have been revising for several
months now with the help of inter-
Among other changes, the ordi-
nance upgrades the animal control
program and establishes minimum
funding for the training of personnel
and the capture and disposal of dan-
A copy of the ordinance is avail-
able for public review in the Clerk
of Courts office.
The second hearing is on the
Comprehensive Plan amendment
proposed for the Waukeenah area.
The amendment seeks to change
the zoning of a combined 377-acre,
two-parcel property off US 27 from
(See Public Hearings Page 14)
COMMISSIONER JUNIOR TUTEN appears to be doing a lit-
tle fence mending with Road Department Superintendent
David Harvey during a break in the meeting. (News Photo)
PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., DECEMBER 7, 2005
WITH SNOW scarce in these parts, and streets waiting for the chance to meet with
sleighs of no use, Santa Claus (Larry Bates) the jolly man. AS THE DJ played Christmas music and con- street at the Downtown Get Down Event, Fri-
arrives by fire truck and children line the temporary tunes, children danced in the day night. (News Photos)
Downtown Christmas Event
Draws More Than 1000
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The Down Town Get Down for
the Merry Christmas Mixer drew a
crowd estimated at more than 1,000
people enjoying the festivities.
Christmas music, as well as clas-
.ic rock and roll was played by DJ
Ipon Mercer, and led many children
to dance in the streets.
I The aroma of many foods perme-
ated the air, and merchants provid-
itig refreshments for their
Flocks of small children sur-
rounded Santa (Larry Bates), as he
arrived on the fire truck. A long
line quickly developed, as parents
took pictures of their children with
During the festivities, Gulf 104
DJ Brandie Lynn served as one of
the three judges for the chili
contest.. She also provided live.
feeds on the radio during the night
promoting the event and interviel%-
ing local merchants.
Also serving as judges for the
chili contest were Jerry Sutphin and
Buddy Westbtook, who determined
the winners of the six entries to be:
Gloria Counterman, first place;
Troy Randell, second place; Jack
.Lacky, third place.
Many vendors were present, of-
fering items ranging from jewelry
to antiques, to collectibles, clothing
Spokesperson Ericka Imbrunone,
was one of the merchants inter-
viewed by Gulf 104. She said that
there were many people present
from Tallahassee, and even from
Ron Hoenstein. won $240 in the
Also on hand, was the Monticello
Woman's Club, selling their tradi-
tional holiday fruitcakes and the
MICIELE., R'FORD :. d.
Sassy were among those en-
joying downtown' events, Fri-
Crazy' Quilters, who sold raffle
tickets for a quilt.
The Quilters raised a total of
$1,265 for the Jefferson Senior
The name of the winner of the quilt
was not forthcoming at press time.
The Humane Society held an
adoption .booth,..set up which re-
sulted in one, puppy and one kitten
finding new homes for the
Proceeds from the .50/50 raffle,
$240, and chili cook-off, $29, went
to benefit Main Street.
Imbrunone said that coordinators
thank all those for their monetary
donations and support.
These include Larry Casey of Ca-
sey Equipment, Farmers and Mer-
chants Bank, Donie Miller ot.Bush
Baby, Tommy Surles of State Farm
Insurance, Steve Walker Realty and
Larry Bates (Santa) and Jefferson
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Radio Show, Dinner
Set At Opera House
Tickets for the dinner and
RAY CICHON are $22 for Opera House men
Managing Editor $25 for others.
The Opera House will present the
Christmas Classic "Miracle on 34th
Street," in live Radio Theatre, 8 p.m.
A dinner will precede the show at
7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30
MEMBERS of the Rotary Club distributed
Thanksgiving food baskets to local folks
prior to the holiday. Mary Frances Drawdy,
ROTARIANS distributing Thanksgiving food
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_potatoes, a vegetable medley, fresh
Annual ACA Raffle
The Aucilla Christian Academy
Annual Board. Raffle was once
again, a tremendous success, rais-
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ACA principal Richard Finlayson
said ACA thanks all the supporters
of the event and congratulates ma-
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Each ticket, which sold for $100,
included a steak dinner for two'
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Kenneth Bass won an 18-carat
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Santa himself gets out of Bellevue
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Senior Staff Writer
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MEMBERS of the Low Housing Coalition re-
pair a window in one of several houses un-
dergoing weatherization, in June, 1990.
From left, Joe Whitson, Henrietta Wiggins,
and Benjamin Wiggins. (News File Photo)
Programs Needed ..I Ooinion & Comment
Every day, more than 14 million
children in the U.S. are left unsuper-
vised after school..
According to experts, that leaves
them in danger of becoming victims
or perpetrators of crime or delin-
In fact, a recently released survey
supports the need for quality after-
school programs that offer students
homework assistance and academic'
goal-setting to help deter kids from
crime and substance abuse.
Television is the No. I homework
distraction, according to the Boys &
Girls Club of America/JCPenny Af-
terschool Fund Survey, which ques-
tioned students about homework and
on graduating from high school.
Sixty-seven percent of students
said teachers should assign home-
work, but 54 percent claim there is
too much of it.
Also, most of the students sur-
veyed said graduating from high
-chool was very important to them,
with 61 percent saying going to col-
lege was their primary ambition af-
ter high school.
The negative influence of peers
was cited as the greatest challenge to
finishing high school.
To address these statistics, Boys &
Girls Clubs of America and the
JCPenny Afterschool Fund have
partnered to create after-school pro-
grams that, according to July Berk-
house, after-school specialist for the
JCPenny Afterschool Fund; empha-
size the importance of doing well in
school and planning for the future.
"Numerous studies have shown
that children involved in ,quality
after-school programs, including
those that offer homework assis-
tance, have better grades, higher
school attendance; better attitudes
.'toward school, .higher, educational
aspirations and less need for disci-
plinary action," said Berkhouse.,',
One such program is Power Hour.
This interactive homework assis-
tance program helps young people
view homework as an opportunity to
learn how to work independently,
successfully complete a project on
time and feel good about their ac-
Additionally, Goals for Gradua-
tion is a program for youth ages 6 to
15 that provides one-on-one activi-
ties to support academic
goal-setting, learning and success in
Through an incrementaflapproach,
students create an action plan with
daily and wveekly goals- leading to
both short- and long-term gains.
"Research shows that without sig-
nificant educational support, many
young people are likely to accept
low standards of academic achieve-
ment, leading to unrealized potential
and locking them into limited op-
portunities for employment and,
life," said Carrie Prudente, director
of education programs for Boys &
Girls Clubs of'America.
Baby Changed C
His name was Harold but he went
by "Bud," and he was a piece of,
Bud and I worked at desks next to'
each other for two years in a news- N o teb o ol
1oom so I'. got to know him prerm
He was in his mid-twenties and I,
was in my early-twenties so he was
my senior by about three years. ,
Now what you must understand .'O l ClC'iof
about Bud is that he saw himself as'
a taciturn old man despite his young
age. He kept a permanent scowl on'
his face, and a curved stem pipe
clenched in his teeth. I used to tell Bud he.was old be-
He was terse with callers and visi- fore his time. His response was al-
tors and often hung up the phone ways something like "harraumphh."
cursing the person he just finished One day Bud came in and.sort of
talking with. .e mumbled about getting married.
We" were ythe anykA arfidHyde rdarnied? Bud? Who would 1ave
team of the newsroom. I felt then as suh a man? r
Sdo now tha.,,k. ough.,to De-tun. office tongues wagged in specula-
If it isn't then I'm in the wrong line. tion about the girl Bud was to
of work. o marry. Somebody suggested Bud's
Bud's approach was the'exact op- intended had to .be ugly if she was
posite. He thought work was a curse
that was visited upon humanity. And
it went against his grain to see any- As it turned out, Bud's lady was a
body enjoy their work. pretty 21 year-old from his home-
Needless to say, Bud spent a lot of town who was as sweet as she could
time glaring at me when I teased and be.
carried on with callers. Boy, did that upset the office wags
who thought they had the whole
thing figured out!
Bud and his lady had a very quiet
wedding someplace with no fanfare*
and no guests that I know of.
S.Several of us.-boight the couple-;
gifts and Bud accepted them with
very little enthusiasm.
I kept watching Bud to see if there
were any changes in his sour de-
meanor. Nope. Bud 'was the same
cranky fellow he had been before he
In fact, in some ways he seemed to
be even more cranky. And he was
nearly always arguing with some-
body about a story he was writing.
I did my part to needle him. I used
to compliment him on his cranky .
disposition and tell him. he was the
best I ever met. That usually elicited
a grunt or one of his famous "har-
When he would'hang up the phone
after talking to a news source and,
spent a few minutes cursing under .
his breath, I used to call over to him,
"Be nice, Bud, be nice."
I guess I sometimes teased him too
much because once in a while hef
would launch into a verbal blast at'
me which consisted of things "you.
don't hear in church.
I smiled at him in return. '
Well, what do you know but five 1
months after Bud is married and his i
wife brings forth a bouncing baby
I plead guilty to thinking all ba-
bies 1ook alike. You know, no hair, 'q
no teeth, can't walk, can't talk.
But this baby was the most beauti-
ful baby. I had ever seen. I asked
some of the veteran moms around
the office what they thought of the
baby and they all agreed with me.
This isn't the best part of the story.
The,best part is that a few days after
the baby was born, Bud brought him
..to the office and Bud was smiling!
From Our Files
TEN YEARS AGO
November 29, 1995
A local juvenile indirectly respon-
sible for the recent collision of
county and city law-enforcement ve-
hicles was arrested last week by the
The Jefferson County Sesquicen-
tennial Winter Festival begins
Thursday with a gala noon luncheon
and fashion show at the Opera
Leroy Seabrooks, .unsuccessful
candidate for, Monticello police
Chief in the Nov. 14 election, is ask-
ing the court to declare him the win-
ner in that race.
A Michigan man was struck and
killed Friday night while walking on
Interstate 10, three miles southeast
TWENTY YEARS AGO
November 27, 1985
Like the calm after the storm, Jef-
ferson County residents have spent
the last few days quietly analyzing
he extent of damage from Hurricane
Virtually, all of Jefferson County
was without electricity during and
following the hurricane, reported
Tri-County and Florida Power offi-
The Planning Commission re-
viewed eight requests for subdivi-
sion and commercial land use from
January to September 1985.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
November 27, 1975
The JCHS Homecoming football
game was held Friday.
'Steve Walker and Kenny Crews
were the big guns in Aucilla's win
over the district bound Greensboro
squad by a final score of 26-24.
Jefferson County High School's
Lay Tiger volley ball team ended
their season last Saturday night.
FORTY YEARS AGO
November 26, 1965
Sheriff J.B. Thomas named Gar-
rett Proctor as the first Negro deputy
sheriff of Jefferson County.
The Jefferson County Health De-
partment will be moving the week
of Nov. 29th.
Lester Maddox, candidate for
Governor of Georgia, will be, the
featured speaker at a rally being
held by the Jefferson County Citi-
zens Council on Monday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
November 25, 1955
The Young Adult Sunday School
class of the Presbyterian Church en-
tertained about 40 young people.
Rev. and Mrs. D.D. Diefenwierth
of Miami spent Thanksgiving 'with
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zWith Atkins and carb counting on
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in new diet trends, with .no one'
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While dieters are trying new
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tionists and fitness experts suggest
ignoring these complicated fad diets
and following., the simple, proven
strategy of smart eating coupled'
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"Whether you're a health nut or:
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Grazing is Good: The traditional
three square meals a day is giving
way to the metabolism-boosting
trick of eating more frequently.
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Every Little Bit Helps: Don't
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Bypass the elevator and take the
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Silent Insurrection Underway
BY DENNIS FOGGY
The ongoing riots in France:
should be an eye opener for Ameri-'
cans. The perpetrators mounting'
these attacks are young second and
third generation Muslims of parents'
who migrated to Europe to do its
Frances' depressed labor market
and blatant discrimination provides
few jobs and little opportunity for;
these young offspring. of former,
immigrants. The frustration of this
situation has finally boiled over.
Now the Europeans, and, indeed,
the .World, are asking themselves
"Why" and "What do they want?"
The obvious answer would seem to
be "jobs". But, there is more at work
here, than simple economics.
As with so many other countries
that have openly received poor citi-
zens from other lands as a source of
cheap labor, the reality of their as-
similation, or lack thereof, has
-raised its ugly head. There is no
longer the pride or drive to becom-
ing a French, German or American
The mere desire to become Ameri-
can, was the very .motivation that
brought so many immigrants to our
very shores. Certainly, opportunity
in a new world was clearly para-.
mount, but becoming a citizen, an
American, was the dream. Today all
that remains is the drive for eco-
nomic opportunity and a better life
Assimilation into a new society is
no longer important or required.
Prosperous countries desiring to ap-
pear kind and understanding, have
undermined not only the necessity
to bring about essential changes that
clearly benefit new arrivals, but un-
wittingly lay the very foundation for
events like those taking place. in
Independent ethnic communities
have grown out of necessity in the
western world. They have reached a
point where there are virtual "for-
eign" cities pockmarked across the
once homogeneous face of thriving
nations. The fact that they want, (in-
deed demand), the full benefits (and
welfare) of their adopted country
and expect that country to change to
suit their ethnic desires and lifestyle,
is the predicament now facing many
nations. America is not immune.
How often, have you heard, "Press
one for English and two for
Spanish?" In our misguided kind
and understanding way, we have ex-
cused a large section of our popula-
tion from assimilating into their new
and prosperous society. Learning to
speak English is no longer essential..
Complete foreign speaking commu-
nities within our boarders render
learning our language obsolete.
This along with federal and local
governments seeming obsession to
put everything in a bilingual
context, is but only one of several
missteps that is fueling America's,
own ethnic insurrection.
To make matters worse, more than
three million undocumented aliens,
predominantly Spanish speakers,
stream across our porous southern
boarders every year, making the
face of America and especially the
Southwestern United States undergo
a dramatic and irreversible change.
So where does the line get drawn
in this predicament? Both Demo-
crats and Republicans are obviously
reluctant to take any realistic steps
to stop the flow of illegals into our
(See Silent Insurrection Page 5)
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., DECEMBER 7, 2005 PAGE 5
, .- ; ..- -.. r .
- Silent insurrection
FHP donates radios to the Sheriff Department and to Vol-
unteer Fire Departments. L-R: Sheriff David Hobbs, Com-
missioner Danny Monroe, and FHP Troop Commander
Major Mark Trammell, (News Photo)
FHP Donates Radios To
Florida Highway Patrol has do--
nated dar-niounted and portable ra-
dios' to -the. Jefferson County
Sheriff's' Department, saving the
taxpayers several thousand dollars
Sheriff David Hobbs said. last
week,T that- earlier in,: the year, he
heard that-FHP.was getting rid of
some of their radios and he re-
quested, some for the county.
FHP Major. Mark. Trammell,
troop commander, recently came to
the Sheriffs Office, met .with
SHobbs and County Commission
Chairman Danny Monroe, and do-
-nated the radios to the cou.nty.
Hobbs said that the radios will be
used for the Sheriffs Office, Fire
Rescue and county Volunteer Fire
_ Departments. '
"This was a concerted effort be-
tween FHP, the. County Commis-
sion and the Sheriffs Department,"
said Hobbs. "FHP is doing what-
ever it can to help us better perform
our jobs, and their efforts are very
Water Governing Board To Meet.
-The SuwanneeRiver Water Man- All meetings ana workshops are
agement District's Governing Board open to the public.
meets 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13 at
the District Headquarters, Hwy 49
and 90 East, Live Oak. -.
Purpose of the meeting -is to con-
sider District business; and conduct
public" heaint'gs on reg.ilato'ry and
land acquisition matters
(Continued From Page 4)
country. For us common folks, this
would clearly seem to be a "no
brainer" even before 9/11. The an-
swer is deeply rooted in economics,
politics and social correctness.
On the economic side, no one-
wants to pay to have college gradu-
ates pick our fruit and on the politi-
,cal side, no candidate or incumbent
worth their salt wants to alienate
their now substantial Spanish speak-
ing population of voters.
Ironically, the most significant
stumbling block to progress is thi.
"social correctness police." One step
toward any genuine effort to correct
this problem will mean being
thrown into the proverbial "racist
quagmire" that has the mystical
power to instantly derail and de-
As the Christmas holidays quickly '
approach, Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy Principal Richard Finlayson
reminds parents that it is time, to:,.
check the school's lost and found; ..
He said that there are many times-
when things seem to be missing
from a child's closet or' drawers,
and articles of clothing have a ten-
dency to go to school with a child
and never return.
"We have an unbelievable amount
of clothing that is paced in, a big
box in the gym, and some of those
article may belong to you," said
He urged parents to check out the
box and reminds that article not
claimed by the beginning of the
Christmas holidays, Dec. 19-30,
will be donated to a charitable or-
ganization to assist those in need.
,monize even the noblest of efforts_
along with those willing to try.
So we keep on doing what we
keep doing nothing. Politicians
ring their hands and make sounds
Like they really understand and want
to .help, but nothing ever happens.
Government agencies and leadership
bury their heads in the sand and
hope this will all just go away and
the country continues to flounder
That is until 2016, when it is pre-
- dicted that people of Spanish speak-
ing origins will be the predominant
ethnic America population, with
,Caucasians second and African
Americans a distant third.
Unlike France, our insurrection is
taking place virtually unnoticed. All
points of tradition and commonality
are being systematically eliminated
whilee we slumber in our inactivity
and complacency. Too far fetched
you say. Just check out what is hap-
-pening to Christmas---oops! I meant
e Really Is A Differencel
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TERRA S 4X2
How many are aware that in Flor-
ida (as well as many other states)
-teachers are mandated to take
courses in "English As A Second
Language" or lose their teaching
certification? Or that there is a bill
before the Florida Legislature, (en-
dorsed by the Governor) mandating
that the Spanish language be taught
to all school children every year
starting in the second grade?
We need to be taking a very close
look at the actions (or inactions) of
our elected officials regarding ille-
gal immigration. Additionally, we
should be letting them know that we
will fully support those politicians
who ignore political correctness by
introducing or supporting legislation
that will take actions to eliminate the
necessity of Americans to accom-
modate unique ethnicity at the ex-
pense of our long standing
traditions. Newcomers to our great
nation should assimilate to America
and our way of life and not visa
(Dennis Foggy is a retired Lt.
Colonel, U.S. Army and a former
school teacher. He is a Jefferson
to say "Winter Holiday."
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.
",!' .. I.. ,' ) i -
,..All. glass,,bettles6jars e'tc. (clearbrown .&green) .. : .;.
Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located at
1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the collection
sites in the County.
Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our Landfill and
saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go wrong?
Additional items accepted at the collection sites:
*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 342-0154.
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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Shoppers Have Chance
To Be Santa TO Seniors
Home Instead Senior Care is
teaming up with area businesses and
the Senior Cener to sponsor the "Be
a Santa to a Senior."
Area retailers, along with agencies
that serve older adults, have joined
forces to deliver gifts and compan-
ionship to isolated seniors during
the busy holiday season.
The area office of Home Instead
Senior Care, the world's largest pro-
vider of non-medical home care and,
companionship for older adults, has
teamed with Elder Care Services,
Inc.: Alzheimer's Project of Talla-
hassee; the Department of Children
and Families Adult Services for
Leon and Gadsden counties; Sam's
Club; Wal-Mart Super Center; and
Sear's to provide presents to seniors
who otherwise might not receive a
gift this holiday season.
"We have been thrilled with the
reception and the response to our
program both on a local basis as
well as nationally," said Scott Har-
rell, owner of the Home Instead
Senior Care office.
"Be a Santa to a Senior is more
than just a gift giving project. The
program is designed to help stimu-
late human contact and social inter-
.,action for seniors who are unlikely
to have guests during the holidays."
Here's how the program, which
runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 12,
works: Prior to the holiday season,
the Senior Center identified needy,
orphaned, and isolated seniors in the
community and provided those
names to Home Instead Senior Care
for this community service program.
Christmas trees, went up Nov. 1
in Sam's Club on Dick Wilson
Blvd., Wal-Mart Super Center on
Thomasville Rd., and Sears on Apa-
lachee Pkwy., featuring ornaments
with the first names only of the
needy seniors and their respective
Holiday shoppers can pick up an
ornament, buy the items on the list 1
and return them unwrapped to the
store, with the ornament attached.
Home Instead Senior Care will
then enlist the volunteer help of its
staff, senior care business
associates, non-profit workers and
others in the community to collect,
wrap and distribute the gifts to these
A citywide gift-wrapping day,
when hundreds of the presents will
be wrapped, will be held on Dec. 12
it Home Instead Senior Care, lo-
cated at 1882 Capital Circle NE.,
Suite 203, in Tallahassee.
"This program is a way that we
can give back to our community by
providing gifts and companionship
to our area's older adults who have
contributed so much," Harrell said.
"Our goal is to bring a little love
and joy of the season into our lives."
The sixth consecutive Bethlehem
- in Monticello takes place 7-8:30
p.m., Friday and Saturday behind
the First Methodist Church on
South Water Street.
Each Christmas season, mem-
bers of the church construct a series
of scenes representing various as-
pects of life in historic, Bethlehem.
Over the weekend, a cast of more
than 60 people, in authentic cos-
tumes, populate Bethlehem in
The cast includes not only mem-
bers of the First UMC, but also vol-
-unteers from several other local
churches, including New Bethel
MB, Pinegrove MB, Waukeenah
UMC, and Killearn UMC.
An assortment of animals will
also roam the streets of the town.
There will be sheep being guarded
by shepherds, and Jeremiah the
Camel, in the company of the wise
men from the east.
Visitors walk through the torch-
lit streets of the village to view a
number of scenes typical of biblical
There is no admission charge and
visitors are invited, after touring
the village, to come to the church's
cookies, hot drinks and live Christ-
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For Girls At New Life
Harvest Church Minister Marvin
Graham thanks the community for
its generosity and reports enough
goods and clothes were donated to
fill a truck and an 18-wheeler.
"One again we are seeking the
support of the community, this
time, the girls at Monticello New
Life Facility," Graham said.
Girls 13-18 years old are in need
of formal wear that might have
been outgrown or no longer used.
The staff at the center will host a
Christmas ball for the girls who
would appreciate something real
nice to wear, Grahams explained.
The ball will be held within the
next two weeks.
Donations can be made at Monti-
cello New Life, in care of 1599
Spring Hollow Road
Homes Of Mourning
Willie Ray Lane
Ray Lane, age 74, died Saturday,
December 3, 2005 in Monticello. He
was a retired Superintendent with
the line department of Florida
The service will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at Beggs Funeral Home
Monticello Chapel. Burial with mili-
tary honors will be at Roseland
Cemetery. Memorial Contributions
can be made to The Preservation of
Roseland Cemetery C/O of Capital
City Bank Monticello, Florida. Fam-
ily received friends from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6,
2005 at the funeral home.
A native of Samson, Alabama and
former resident of St. Petersburg, he
had lived in Monticello for the past
13 years. He was employed by Flor-
ida Power for 44 years and was in-
volved in the ; Economic
Development and Safety Depart-
ment of Jefferson County. He loved
raising cattle on his Nacoosa Ranch
and was a member of the Jefferson
County Cattle Association. He was a
veteran of the Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Elea-
nor "Toni" Lane: a son Michael
Lane and wife Jessica of Winter
Garden FL, a daughter, Melanie
Rodgers and husband Dennis of Bir-
mingham, Alabama, his mother
Louise Faulk Lane of Davenport,
FL, a brother Gerald Lane and wife
Pat of King, North Carolina, three
sisters Nell McElroy of Kissimmee,
FL, Virginia Oaks and husband Jack
of Davenport, FL and Faye Greenly
,and husband James of St.
Petersburg, FL, eleven grandchil-
dren and six great-grandchildren.
George Core Snelgrove
George Core Snelgrove, 74, who
retire as an auditor and investigator
from the state Department of Reve-
nue, died Saturday, December 3,
2005, at Big Bend Hospice House.
The service will be at 2 p.m. EST
Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal
(See Home Mourning Page 7)
ROGER SLADEIN, in costume, .invites citizens to visit Beth-
lehem in Monticello at First Methodist churchyard, over the
weekend., (News Photo)
Magnolia Circle Learns
To Make Vases Ouickly
Members of the Magnolia Garden',
Circle received handmade invita-,
tions to their recent meeting held at'
the home of member Cindy Chancy.
The group discussed how to hold a
small but complete in-house Flower:
Show; how to go about gathering
the information needed to hold a
successful show: and how to get or-
ganized arid stay organized.
The Circle is considering a show,
perhaps in February.
This month's program was a
hands-on demonstration of the mak-
ing of "Vases in a Minute," and was,
presented by Chancy and Connie
Bolland. They directed the group on
how to decorate the "vases" by
wrapping 'and decorating canning
jars with leaves, flowers and other
items of nature. Two-sided tape was
used to fasten the items to the jars.
They also shared tips on the mak-
ipg of holiday wreaths with fresh
and artificial greenery.
Raffle tickets were sold for the
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
A luncheon of baked spaghetti and
strawberry shortcake followed.
The Christmas meeting will.be
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., DECEMBER 7, 2005 PAGE 7
Miner Bellamy Observed
100th Birthday Saturday
Miner Bellamy celebrated her
100th birthday Saturday, Dec. 3
with family and friends at the Jeffer-
son Nursing center.
She was born Dec. 1, 1905, her
niece and name sake miner Brookins
Bellamy was born in Jefferson
County to Virginia and Johnny Wil-
liams, and was raised in the area un-
til her marriage to L.R. Bellamy.
Together they moved to Del Ray
Beach where she lived until the
death of her husband. "She was a
homemaker and loved to give
orders," her niece said.
She moved back to the county and
to Monticello to be closer to family.
She is a member of the Hickory
Hill MB Church.
Helping her to celebrate the spe-
cial day were: her sister Dennie An-
derson of Monticello; nieces Miner
Brookins and Lefornia Francis, also
of Monticello; Josephine James, of
Jacksonville; a nephew Willie James
Anderson, of Jacksonville; and
Aaron Bellamy from Winter Haven.
1st UMC Plans Country
The music group "Down Home"
will present a country Christmas
program 7 p.m, Friday, Dec. 16 at
the First United Methodist Church
Family Ministry Center.
Band members Cliff Miller, Bill
Moon, Sally and Sam Worley will
use instruments such as the banjo,
guitar, dulcimer, dobro, mandolin,
autoharp, bottleneck slide guitar,
harmonica, bass, fiddle, washboard,
spoons, and a jingle-jangle as they
RECENT inductees into the NFCC Honor Society include:
from left, Mark Urchler, Ashley Box, Kyle Hansen.
(Continued From Page 6)
Church in Quincy, with burial at
Snelgrove Family Cemetery in Cy-
press. Family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Bevis
Funeral Home (850-885-2193) in
Tallahassee. Memorial contributions
may be made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahas-
see, F1 32308, or St. Paul's Episco-
pal Church, 10 W. King St., Quincy,
He was a native of Apalachicola
and a longtime resident of the Talla-
hassee area. He attended the Univer-
sity of Florida and was a former
banker and building contractor. He
was an avid fisherman and out-
doorsman. He also was a Marine
Corps veteran of the Korean War
and a communicant of St. Paul's
Episcopal Church in Quincy.
Survivors include a son, Paul
Snelgrove (and wife Gail) of Cy-
press; two daughters, Melinda Sim-
mons of Monticello and Mariam
Bradley of Spring, Texas; and four
grandchildren, Jesse Snelgrove, Jake
Hunter Snelgrove, Mary Elizabeth
Savage and Carl Bradley.
Mr. Snelgrove was preceded in
death by his parents George P. Snel-
grove and Lucy Maples Larson; a
son, William David Snelgrove; and
a grandson Dustin Groom Simmons.
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present music and stories of old time
Appalachia and the South up to pre-
Lissa Moon will make a guest ap-
Admission is $10 for adults, and
children under 12 are free.
Proceeds will be used for the pur-
chase of equipment for the First
United Methodist Music Ministry.
Tickets are available now from
band members, at the church office
(997-5545), and will be sold at the
door on the night of the event.
Refreshments will be served after
SINGER, DANCER, ACTRESS Judi Persons kept crowds
dancing in the street during the Downtown Get Down
Christmas Mixer, Friday night. (News Photo)
W hite There will also be a short presen-
W h ite station on trellis making.
For directions to the Brenner
t Exchange home call her at 997-3109.
a gift. The second has the option of
opening another gift or stealing the
A present may only be stolen three
-times and it may not be stolen back
When a present is stolen the per-
son who has been robbed may open
another present or steal a different
This continues until everyone has
a present. The more people steal, the
more fun and laughter occurs.
Plan to bring a guest to this holi-
day meeting which can mean more
chances to empty the attic of clutter.
Phi Theta Kappa International
Honor Society inducted 33 outstand-
ing academic students of North Flor-
ida Community College, Nov. 17.
Inductees from Jefferson County
include: Ashley Box, Mark
Urchler, and Kyle Hansen.
Community College students who
have earned GPAs of 3.2, and com-
pleted a minimum of 12 college
credit hours, are eligible for menm-
The installation was performed in
a candlelight ceremony.
Faculr', advisor is Ps\cholog\ In-
structor Teresa Sialhv\. :
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party, but instead go through your
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Warriors Beat Munroe
43-29 In District Game
The Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity boy's basketball team
climbed to a 2-0 season after win-
ning the second game of the
season, against ACA rival Munroe,
It was also ACA's first district
win of the season.
Coach Dan Nennstiel said the
boys played very well, "Not a per-
fect game, but well enough to win."
Prior to the game, Nennstiel said
the Warriors biggest concern would
be containing Munroe's best
player, Clay White, and they did
Though by game's end, White
had scored most of Munroe's
points, 16 of 29, the Warriors did
contain him. "Every time he took a
shot, we had a hand in his face,"
said Nennstiel. "So he did not get a
lot of opportunity."
Nennstiel added that it was a very
tough game, though the Warriors
led the score right from the start.
Leading the charge for the Warri-
ors was Stephen Griffin with 11
points, two assists, 21 rebounds,
and one blocked shot.
Ben Grantham, seven points,
three assists, nine rebounds and one
blocked shot; Wade Scarberry,
seven points, one assist; Luke Sad-
ler, six points, one assist, three re-
bounds and one steal and Justin
Payne, five points, one assist, five
rebounds and two blocked shots.
Casey Gunnels, three points,
three assist and two rebounds.,
Nennstiel said that Gunnels
sprained his ankle in the fourth, but
he did not think the injury was very
serious. "He'll probably be able to
The Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity boy's basketball team
inched past Brookwood 33-32,
"It was a nail biter," said Coach
Dan Nennstiel. "The last few min-
utes were a chess match.
"It was the longest few minutes
ever, which seemed like they
would never end."
"In that little time, referees called
five fouls, four time-outs, two in-
jury time-outs and a delay of game
.penalty," he said.
: The Howard Middle School
boy's basketball team roster in-
cludes eight sixth graders, six sev-
enth graders and five eighth
:They are; Breon Crumity, Mar-
quice Dobson, Gregory Dotson. Al-
pphonso Footman, Harold Ingram,
Raymond James, Deonte Jefferson,
Jayontaye Jefferson and Ja'Cari
i Also, Demontray Johnson, De-
onte Jones, Breon Macon, Deandre
Lienchan, Devondrick Nealy,
ienernque Noel, Richard Teylor,
Lku rence Thomas, DeAndre
-ticker. Shontavius Russell and
S'The Bees are coached by Steve
Hall, assisted by Derrick Martin.
ACA Girls 24-20
F AN HUNT
S aff Writer
"IMaclay defeated the ACA Mid-
dli School Girls basketball team.
24-20 last week, dropping to a 1-2
Coach Mac Finlayson said that
though the Lady Warriors are a
young team, they continue to
greatly improve each time they hit
Pe added that the girls had a lot
of .good lay-ups, but they just
couldn't ring the baskets. "We
ne ier had to shoot more than five
fe t from the basket, except for the
frde-throws, but they just couldn't
get the ball to drop in," said Finlay-
Tiffany Brasington and Taryn
Cop eland each scored eight points;
and Sarah Sorensen and Nikki
Hammrick, each scored two points.
S The girls take on Madison
Academy, 5 p.m., Dec. 6, there.
Leading the charge for the Warri-
ors was Stephen Griffin with 16
points, eight rebounds and two
Ben Grantham, ten points, four
rebounds, three blocked shots and
two assists; Wade Scarberry, six
points, three rebounds, three steals;
and Luke Sadler, one point, four re-
bounds, three of which were offen-
Casey Gunnels played point
guard and had one assist, one re-
bound, two steals. He also had one
turnover during the game.
Justin Payne pulled out five re-
bounds for the Warriors.
Ladies Tennis Team
Wins 3 Of 6 Matches
play in Thursday's game with an
ankle brace," said Nennstiel.
Stewart Williams, two points,
three rebounds; Jason Holton, two
points, one rebound and Jim Ste-
phens, one rebound.
The Warriors square off against
Brookwood of Thomasville, 8 p.m.,
tonight (Thursday), there.
Nennstiel said he expected the
game would be more challenging
than the first two games of the sea-
son, that Brookwood was a step up
from the other two teams.
"But if we don't play well, we
can lose it," he added.
And the Warriors face Branford,
7:30 p.m., Friday, here.
Nennstiel said that the two games
ACA had with Branford last year
were split, with each of the schools
"So I'm expecting a pretty evenly
matched game," he concluded.
CAPT. PATTY HARDY
Monticello Mood Swings, ladies
A-league tennis team, won three of
six matches last week against the
Five of the six games went into
tie breaker matches.
Team #1, Katie Brock and Lisa
Jackson, won the first set, 6-4; lost
the second, 4-6; and lost the tie
Team #2, Patty Hardy and Cindy
Wainright, lost the first match, 3-6;
won the second, 6-4; and won the
tie breaker, 6-3.
Team #3, Lorei Sallie and Susan
Goodwin, lost its matches, 3-6 and
Team #4, Laura Kirchhoff and
Angie Delvecchio, lost the first
match, 5-7; won the second, 6-1;
and won the tie breaker, 6-4.,
Team #5, Lindsey Taylor and
Trisha Wirick, won the first set,
6-2; lost the second, 5-7; and won
the tie breaker, 7-6.
Team #6, Maxi Miller and Jenni-
fer Ellis won the first match, 6-4;
lost the second, 3-6; and lost the tie
As of last week, the Mood
Swings remained in eleventh place
in the league.
The ladies will face off against
the Capitol City Aces Thursday
morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Capital
City Country Club, after which,
they plan to enjoy a nice lunch to-
gether and have a small gift ex-
change amongst themselves.
The following week begins
Christmas vacation for the ladies
They will resume play Jan. 5 at
Tom Brown Park when they square
off against the Golden Eagle Tal-
LADY TIGERS Keandra Seabrooks dribbled down the court,
blocked by Shaumese Massey, during a recent practice at
the JCHS gym. (News Photo)
Named Leaders Lady Tg ers DOWn'
Of Big Bend Wakulla 47-38
Wa kulla 47-38
Two boys from Aucilla Christian
Academy and three girls from Jef-
ferson County High School have
made "the first listing of the Big
Bend Leaders in basketball.
Ben Grantham ranked in at num-
ber three in points with 20; and Ca-
sey Gunnels was number seven in
points with 11.
Keandra Seabrooks ranks in at
number four in points, with 59; and
Shaumese Massey is at number five
in points with 57.
In rebounds, Massey ranks at
number one with 39, and Seab-
rooks is number three with 35.
Donna Ransom is at number
eight in steals with ten.
The Lady Tigers, as a team, rank
at number seven, with a 6-1 season.
Fall To Maclay
The Aucilla Christian Academy
middle school boy's basketball
team lost to Maclay 49-13, Tues-
day, falling to a 2-1 season.
Coach Ray Hughes said the War-
riors played a sorry game. "When
the starters weren't doing good, I
put in the substitutes and even the
third team, and they didn't play
Alex Dunkle had eight points,
two rebounds; Brandon Dunbar,
five points; and Clark Christy,
The boys play Madison Acad-
emy, 6 p.m., Dec. 6, there.
Hughes said that when ACA
played them last year, the Warriors
won in a close and hard-fought
R 6ff '1 l a A '"
The Jefferson County High
School varsity girl's basketball
team defeated Wakulla 47-38, last
The Lady Tigers now stand at a
Coach Bill Brumfield said that
the Lady Tigers played well and
played a very hard game.
"They (Wakulla) are a much:
bigger school than we are, and they,
have a real good basketball pro-
gram there," said Brumfield. "And
they are a comeback team.
"If you're not careful, they'll
comeback and take the win right
out from under you."
He added that at one point during
the game, Wakulla was down by 20
points and they 'began coming
back, the score quickly closing be-
tween the two teams.
"But "%e were able to hold them
until the clock ran out of time," he
JCHS scored 15 in the first to
Wakulla's five; 12 in the second to
Wakulla's eight; 13 in the third to
Wakulla's 12; and seven in the
fourth, to Wakulla's 13.
-Leading the charge for the Lady
Tigers was Nikidra Thompson had
17 points, 10 rebounds and. two
,,Shaumese Massey, 11 points, 15,
rebounds, one assist, three steals,
two blocked shots; Keandra Stab-
rooks, nine points, five rebounds,
three assists and six steals; Donna
Ransom, nine points, eight. re-
bounds, two assists; Diedra Arnold,
ofie point, one rebound, six assists
two steals; and Shanise Brooks,
N:who played good defense, also had
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Training for the pole vaulting
team at Jefferson County High
School is expected to begin shortly.
Coach Harry Jacobs reports that
the equipment has long been set up.
He said the only remaining re-
quirements before practice' begins,
are a clear weather forecast, and the
pads placed on the uprights.
Originally it was thought that
JCHS students would receive train-
-ing from area college students who
n o-le.hdtl" o ". .. .
training and classes, but it turns out'
that it is against NCAA rules to
have them work with us," said Ja-
cobs. "I know how to do.it, so I'll'
train them, that's no problem."
He added that once an athlete is
able to vault at nine feet success-
fully, "You can go as high as
you're determined to."
Jacobs expects many students
will sign up for the team. It was
because of the many inquiries
about pole vaulting, that the re-
quired equipment was ordered.
Former JCHS Principal Michael
Bryan said in an earlier interview,
that officials began in about Febru-
ary, to research funding for the pro-
ject, however, all of the equipment
did not arrive before the end of the
season last year.
Jacobs said that pole vaulting was
last offered at JCHS 23 years ago
when he coached it, before accept-
ing a position at FAMU.
Jacobs said,"A lot of kids are in-
terested in the sport, and school of-
ficials thought it was a good idea to
be able to bring it back again.
"It attracts kids not otherwise inter-
ested in Track and Field because
they consider it to be an unique, on
the edge kind of event."
JV Warriors Girls Roster
Aucilla Christian Academy re- Bradford, Savannah Williams,
ports the roster for the 2005-06 JV Hannah Sorensen, Chelsea Dobson,
girl's basketball team. Michaela Roccanti, Courtney Con-
nell and Courtney Brasington.
The Lady Warriors include; Ni-_ Coaching the Lady Warriors this
cole Mathis, Miranda Wider, Jodie year is Ginni Joyner.
Tiger BoYS Beat FAMU High 51-28
The Jefferson County -High Anthony Johnson, nine points;
School JV boy's basketball team Paul Huggins and Marcus Brown
beat FAMU- High 51-28, last each scored eight points; Anthony
week. McDaniel, six points; Geronde Pitt-
Leading the score for the Tigers--man, five; Jamaal Brooks, three
was Benjamin Oliver with 11 points and Maricio Scott, one point.
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HMS 6th grade division speech contest winners, from left:
Emily Howell, first place; Simone William, second place;
Drucilla Shaw, third place.
I-, '- .LW4;
JES 4th and 5th grade division speech contest winners.
From left, Phidell Lewis, first place; Jake 'a Morris, second
place; Christopher Hauger, third place.
4-H County Public
Speaking Contest Set
The Countywide 4-H Tropicana-
Public Speakirg Contest %1ill be
held. 7 p.mn. Thursday, Dec. 15. at
the Jefferson Elementary School
This marks the culmination of the
program which began in individual
classrooms and progressed to com-
petition at JES and HMS.
The program is designed to give
fourth, fifth, and sixth grade stu-
dents experience in, the preparation
and delivery of a speech.
It is coordinated and underwritten
by Tropicana and administered in
the school system by Jefferson
County 4-H, which works directly
with teachers and administrators to
orgnizpgs. the program at the county
; lev el., ., ,-, .. .,. .
The 4-H Tropicana Public Speak-
ing Program meets the Sunshine
State Standards in Language Arts
and Florida's System of School Im-
provement and Accountability, Goal
The program also assists teachers
in helping their students achieve re-
quired benchmarks that are assessed
by FCAT and Florida Writes Test.
Members 'Of VFW
tional Home for orphans and wid-
FRAN HUNT ows of the nation's veterans.
To commemorate Pearl Harbor FAMU High
Day, Dec. 7, VFW members can
be seen throughout the area hand-
ing out the seasonal Buddy
This is the 64th anniversary of the
Dec. 7, 1941 surprise attack on.the
US by the Japanete: .
The significance behind handing
out the Buddy Poppies is that they
are assembled by disabled, needy
and aging veterans in VA hospitals
and .domiciliaries across the coun-
try and are distributed by VFW
posts and their ladies auxiliaries.
The minimal assessment ( cost of
Buddy Poppies) to VFW units pro-
vides compensation to the veterans
who assemble the .poppies, pro-
vides financial assistance in main-
taiiing state and national veterans'
rehabilitation and service programs
and partially supports the VFW Na-
The Jefferson County High
School varsity boy's basketball
team fell to an 0-2 season after los-
ing 48-5 to FAMU High, last week.
Demario Rivers led the score for
the Tigers with 25 points, seven re-
bounds and five assists.
James Skipworth, ten points, nine
rebounds; Tim Crumity, five'
-points, three assists and four steals;
Lamarkus Bennett, three points,
five steals and Marco Kapor, Quan-
tez Burke and J. C. Fead each
scored two points.
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The Howard Middle School boy'sr
basketball team fell to Madison
Central Broncos 50-31, in the sea-
son opener, last week.
Coach Steve Hall said the Bees
played a fair game and he attrib-
uted the loss to HMS having too
many turnovers, not being able to
capitalize on any of Madison's mis-
takes, and missing a lot of shots at
Leading the score for the Bees
was Marquice Dobson with 11
Demontray Johnson, five poinitA
Richard Teylor, five points, seven
rebounds; Harold Ingram, four
points, five rebounds; Gregory
Dotson, and Devondrick Nealy,
had four points, seven rebounds;
Deandre Menchan, two points and
Prior to going into the game, Hall
said that this year's team is very
young and very talented, with only
one player returning from last year.
"The Bees are working very hard
on the basic fundamentals of bas-
ketball along with the principles of
discipline, determination and de-
fense," said Hall.
"If the guys work hard and apply
themselves to the basic and princi-
pal rules of the game and fine-tune
their skills and work together as a
team, they will be very successful
He said that all home games will
be played at the old Jefferson
County High School gymnasium
until further notice.
Principal Richard Finlayson
Aucilla Christian Academy report
events scheduled in December.
Events begin 9 a.m. Wednesday
with the Christmas Musical dre
rehearsal for elementary students.
The Musical when under the d
reaction of Mrs. Demott and Mi
Hughey, will be presented 7 p.I
Thursday in the auditorium.
Dec. 14-16 are the dates for s
mester exams, for students
Finlayson states that these e,:an
Sage, a new local restaurant will
open for business, Wednesday, Dec.
Owned by Dawn and Brian Ash-
worth, the restaurant will feature
specialty sandwiches, all made
from Boarshead meats and cheeses,
for the area lunch rush.
"We have been in the business
for the past 13 years," said Brian.
"Managing both restaurants and
"We will have all kinds of hot
sandwiches including meatball subs
and a sandwich we call the Big
Mountain Sandwich," he added.
"The Big Mountain is on White
are very important and parents need
to be sure that their students are
Junior high students will com-
ot plete their exams Thursday, and
will not be on campus Friday.
"Good luck and study hard," said
yIS Dec. 15 and 16 are early release
ss days at 1 p.m.. Dec. 16 is also the
end of the third six weeks period.
rs. The Christmas holidays will be
m. observed Dec. 19-30.
Jan. 2 is a teacher planning day,
e- and students return to school Jan.
Report cards will be issued Jan.
Mountain Bread, oven baked, very
similar to a N v. C)rleans s.iif'ed
sandwich; and it cotairins ham, tur-
, key, secret ingredients and melted
provolone cheese," he said.
Ashworth added that the restau-
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menu at 4 p.m. and they will also
be serving beer and wine.
"We may even go ahead and
build a fire pit on the back patio,"
The restaurant is located at 1305
W. Washington Street, the former
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The Aucilla Christian Academy
JV boy's basketball team fell to 2-2
season, after losing last two games.
The Warriors lost to Brookwood,
31-19 Thursday night.
Leading the score for the Warri-
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A. J. Connell, four points; Ste-
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Patel, two points; and Elliott Lewis,
When the Warriors squared off
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lost, 37-23. f
Barnwell led the score with seven,.
points; Patel, six points; Connell,
four points; Dollar, three points;
and Lewis, two points.
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80 Students Turn Out
For Youth Soccer
Some 80 youth turned out to reg-
ister for youth soccer held at the
Recreation Park Saturday.
Though the number was down
from the 110 participants last year,
Coordinator Phil Barker said that
he believes that some of the parents
who regularly enter their children,
simply missed the deadline.
He added that Park Director
Kevin Aman will go over last
year's roster and contact those par-
ents who did not make the registra-
Barker also said that some par-
ents who missed the deadline can
call Aman at 342-0240 to see if
there were still slots available.
"We have a large number of K-5
and first graders, a moderate num-
ber of second and third graders, a
stable amount of fourth and fifth
graders and a lower number of six,
seventh and eighth graders," said
He also urges parents to come to
the park Thursday after 5 p.m. to
pick up copies of the schedules for
the season and the schedule of
events for the first day.
"The first day is going to be a
hectic one, with team photos and
individual photos, taken 30 min-
utes prior to game times," he
Clinics and game play begin Sat-
urday, Jan. 7.
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another fun season," he concluded.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE
OF JANICE K. LACY Deceased. File
Number 05-118-PR NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION: The administration
of the estate of Janice K. Lacy, deceased,
File Number Division, the address of
which is Jefferson County Courthouse,
Monticello, Florida. The name and
address of the personal representative and
of the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All
persons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the
qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdiction of
the Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the
decedent and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other
creditors of the decedent and persons
Shaving claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first
publication of this Notice is November 30,
2005. Attorney For Personal
Representative: T. BUCKINGHAM BIRD
P.O. Box 247 Monticello, FL 32345
850-997-3503; FL Bar ID #0006176;
Kimberly L. zSurrency, 32 Wainwright
Way, Apt. 13 Avon Park, Florida 33825
Notice of Application for Tax Deed:"
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that R.Z.
Harper 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 the names
in which it was assessed are as follow:
certificate No. 214. Year of Issuance 1998
Description or Property Exhibit A begin at
the Northwest corner of the Southeast
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of
Section 36, Township 1 North, Range 3
East, Jefferson County, Florida and run S.
89 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds E.
975.14 feet to a point, thence South 466.48
feet to a point in the center of a County
graded road, thence N. 71 .degrees 08
minutes W. 1032.0 feet along the center of
said road to a point, thence W. 0 degrees
37 minutes E. 134.74 feet to the point of
beginning. Containing 6.73 acres, more or
less, and being a part of the Southeast
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of
Section 36, Township 1 North, Range 3
East, Jefferson County, Florida. Name in
which assessed John Lawrence, Jr. and
Annie Lawrence, his wife. 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
certificate or certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder at the court house door on
the 12th day of January 2006, at 11:00
a.m. dated this 30th day of November
2005. Carl D. Boatwright, Clerk of Circuit
Court of Jefferson County, Florida.
12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28, c
highest bidder at the court house door on
the 12th day of January 2006, at 11:00
a.m. dated this 30th day of November,
2005. Carl D. Boatwright, Clerk of Circuit
Court of Jefferson County, Florida.
12/7. 12/14.12/21,12/28, c
Notice of Application for Tax Deed
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
Transit Rentals of TLH 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 the names in which it was assessed are
as follows: Certificate No. 243 Year of
Issuance 1999. Commence at the Southeast
corner of the Northeast quarter of, section
34, Township 1 South, Range 3 East,
Jefferson County, Florida and run West
1325.42 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence continue West 340.0
12005I'FALLCLARNC REST ON EARTH
County, Florida in the Official Record
Book 39, page 577. Name in which
assessed Moses Douglas Jones. All of said
properly being in the County of Jefferson,
State of Florida. Unless such certificates or
certificates shall be redeemed according to
law the prolperty described in such
certificate or certificates will be sold to the
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
FILE NO. 05-117-PR IN RE: ESTATE OF .
BRUCE C. DURRANT, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS The -
administration of. the Estate of Bruce C. '
Durrant, deceased, whose date of death
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Notice of Application for Tax Deed. feet to a point, thence N. 0. degrees 16
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that minutes W. 1576.4 feet to a point on the -
Transit Rentals of TLH the holder of the South right-of-way line of S.R. S-259,
following certificates has filed .said thence N. 89 degrees 44 minutes E. 340.0
certificates for a tax deed issue thereon. feet aling said right-of-way line to a point,
The certificate numbers and years of thence S. 0 degrees 16 minutes E. 1577.98
issuance, the description of the property, feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
and the names in which it was assessed are Containing 12.31 acres, more or less, and
as follows: Certificate No. 234 Year of being a part of the North half of section
Issuance 1999. Commence at the 31, Township 1 South, Range 3 East,
Southwest corner of the Northwest Jefferson County, Florida. Name in which
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of assessed Southeastern Investment
Section 15, Township 1 South, Range 3 Development Corp. All of said property
East, Jefferson County, Florida and run being in the County of Jefferson, State of
North 00 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds Florida. Unless such certificate or 7
West, along the West line of the Northwest certificates shall be redeemed according to
Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said law and property described in such
Section 15, 584.61 feet to the Southwest certificate or certificates will be sold to the
corner of that certain parcel of land as highest bidder at the court house door on
described in the Public Records of the 12th day of January, 2006, at 11:00
Jefferson County, Florida in Official a.m. dated this 30th day of November,
Record Book 79, page 301, thence North 2005. Carl D. Boatwright, Clerk of Circuit
89 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds East, Court of Jefferson County, Florida.
along the South boundary of said Official 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28, c
Record Book 79, page 301, 250.16 feet to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
the Southwest corner of that certain parcel SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
of land as described in Official Record FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Book 111, page 771 for a POINT OF FILE NO. 05-121 IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEGINNING, thence from said Point Of JOHN A. REESE, Deceased. NOTICE TO
Beginning continue North 89 degrees 15 CREDITORS The administration of the
minutes 00 seconds East, along the South estate of John A. Reese, deceased, whose
boundary of said Official Record Book date of death was October 5, 2005; is
11, page 771, 202.26 feet to a point, pending in the Circuit Court for Jefferson
thence South 10 degrees 01 minutes 14 County, Florida, Probate Division; File
seconds West 416.60 feet to a point, thence Number 05-121; the address of which is
South 83 degrees 00 minutes 52 seconds Jefferson County Courthouse, Monticello,
West 276.79 feet to a point, thence North FL 32344. The names and addresses of the D
205.63 feet to a point, thence South 89 Personal Representative and the Personal
degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds West Representative's attorney are set forth
203.44 feet to a point on the West line of below. All creditors of the decedent and
said Northwest Quarter of the Southwest other persons, who hive claims or
Quarter, thence North 00 degrees 25. demands against decedent's estate,
minutes 05 seconds West, along said West including unmatured, contingent or
line, 30.0 feet to a point, thence North 89 unliquidated claims, and who have been
degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds East 203.66 served a copy of this notice, must file their
feet to a point, thence North 205.63 feet to claims, and who have been served a copy
the Point Of Beginning. Containing 2.49 of this notice, must file their claims with
acres, more or less. Name in which this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER
assessed Jack Jerome Gaffney. All of said OF THE DATE THAT IS THREE (3)
property being in the County of Jefferson; MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
State of Florida. Unless such certificate or FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
certificates shall be redeemed according to NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
la% the property described .in. such AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
certificate or certificates will be sold to the COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All
highest biddilif the court house door' on other creditors of the decedent and other
the 12th -day" &f-TaJaffir,"206, at-a1' 00"-persons'who have claims or demand s
a.m. dated'this 30th day of November, against the decedent's estate, including
2005. Carl D. Boatwright, Clerk of Circuit unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
Court of Jefferson County, Florida. claims, must file their claims with this
12/7, 12/14,12/21, 12/28, c court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
DEED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
that R.Z. Harper the holder of 'the CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
following certificates has filed said FOREVER BARRED.
certificates for a tax deed issue thereon. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME -
The certificate numbers and years of PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
issuance, the description of the property, CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
and the names in which it was assessed are MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
as follows: Certificate No. 125 Year of DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE "
Issuance 1998. Description or Property DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF ...
The South two (2) acres of the N '/ of NE THIS NOTICE IS: December 7, 2005..
'% of SE '/ of Section 4, Township 1 North, Attorney for Personal Representative:
Range 3 East. The intent and purpose of Cathi C. Wilkinson, of Pennington, Moore,
this deed is to convey two (2) acres of land, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. Post
more or less. This being a portion of that Office Box 10095 Tallahassee, FL 32302
property deeded to Annie Williams Jones (850 222-3533 (850) 222-2126 (fax) Fla.
and Alex Jones, her husband, by Satarah Bar #0282693. Personal Representative
Williams, a widow, by deed dated March Diane M. Purvis 413 Windmill Lane
18, 1969, and of record in the office of the Monticello, FL 32344.
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson 12/7, 12/14, c
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was October 23, 2005; is pending in the
Circuit Court for Jefferson County,
i Florida, Probate Division; File Number
05-117-PR; the address of which is
Jefferson County Courthouse, Monticello,
FL 32344. The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below. All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must file their
claims with! this court ON OR BEFORE
THE LATER OF THE DATE THAT IS
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE,
I OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. All other creditors of the
descending and other persons who have
claims or demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE. DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE
DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: December 7, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Cathi C. Wilkinson, of Pennington, Moore,
Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. Post
Office Box 10095 Tallahassee, FL 32302
(850) 222-3533 (850) 222-2126 (fax) Fla.
Bar #0282693. Personal Representative
Sandra H. Durrant Post Office Box 373
Lloyd, FL 32337.
12/7, 12/14, c
Notice of Application for Tax Deed:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Gene
Barfield the holder of the following certifi-
cates has filed said certificates for a tax
deed issue thereon. The certificate num-
bers and years of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.
593 Year of Issuance 2002 Description or
Property: Exhibit "A" One acre in a
square form in the North West Corner of
the South East Quarter of the North West
Quarter (SEI/4 'of .NW1/4)) 'of Section
Twenty One (21) Township One (1) North
of Range File (5) East, more particularly
described as follows: Commencing at the
North West Corner of the South East
Quarter of the'Nqrth West Quarter of Sec-
tion Twenty One (21) Township One (1)
North of Range Five (5) East thence East
Two Hundred Eight and Seven Tenths
(208.7) feet thence South Two Hundred
Eight and Seven Tenths (208.7) feet, West
Two Hundred Eight and Seven Tenths
(208.7) feet to point of beginning, and con-
taining One (1) acre, more or less. And
being the same land conveyed to Thomp-
son Valley Baptist Church by Dave and
Martha McKinney and of record in the
office of the Clerk of Circuit Court in
Deed Book "X" page 164. Name in which
assessed John Hundley, 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 certifi-
cate or certificates will be sold to the high-
est bidder at the court house door on the
20th day of December, 2005, At 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 14th day of November, 2005.
Carl D- Boatwright, Clerk of Circuit
Court of Jefferson County, Florida.
11/16, 23, 30, 12/7, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
.CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs.
f0EVA KRMOIAN, RAUL ALFONSO
iFLOREZ and UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
'Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE
Ais given pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated November 15, 2005, in
1Case No. 04-266-Ca, of the Circuit Court
of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for
Jefferson County, Florida in which
,CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff
?nd EVA KRMOIAN, RAUL ALFONSO
?LOREZ and UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
hare the Defendants, I will sell to the
lichet.r and best bidder for cash at the
6orlh door of the Jefferson County
courthousee in Monticello, Jefferson
County Florida at 11:00 a.m. on December
35th, 2005, the property set forth in the
final Judgment of Replevin and
Foreclosure and more particularly
described as follows: Lot 30 Block D, of
ucilla Shores Subdivision, a subdivision
is per the plat thereof filed at Plat Book B,
Page 38, of the Public Records of Jefferson
county, Florida. DATED: November
t2nd, 2005 DALE BOATWRIGHT, Clerk
#f the Circuit Court; Garvin B. Bowden;
Garden, Wadsworth, Duggar, Bist &
Wiener, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive,
Tallahssee, Florida 32308
H1/30, 2/7, z
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
POR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Case No. 05-276-CA KIMBERLY M.
IfELLAMY-MORRELL Petitioner, and
RICKY V. MORRELL Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO:
I~icky V. Morrell, 718 Lake Rd.,
Monticello, FL 32344 YOU ARE
NOTIFIED that an action has been filed
against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any to it
on KIMBERLY M.
BELLAMY-MORRELL, whose address is
P.O. Box 489, Monticello, FL 32345, on or
before November 16, 2005, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at
Clerk of Court Jefferson County
Courthouse, Monticello, Florida before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition. Copies of all
court documents in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request. you must
keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address.
(You may file Notice of current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family
Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office. WARNING:
Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings. Date November 10th, 2005
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT.
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creeds, or practices? Jesus established Prime downtown office space now
His Church called the Church of; available in Cherry Street Commons.
Christ and you can be a member of it.
We are ready to help if you are ready
to learn. Call 997-3466
\e need 2' chain link fence sections
that can be donated to the Jefferson
County Humane Society. Call the
Jefferson County Humane Society at
342-0244. Leave a message we will
call you back.
11/21, tfn, c
WANT TO BUY
Want to buy real cheap used, good
condition large storage shed. We will
pick it up. Call the Jefferson County
Humane Society at 342-0244. Leave a
message we will call you back.
11/23, tfn, c
New starter home (1/1) mom/pop. -
in-law suite, vacation or hu,ters
cabin, 12K. (850) 228-4799 cell.
12/2,7, 9, 14, 16, 21, pd
New Home 1288 Sq. Ft. Living Area,
3 bedroom, 2 bath attached garage in
town. Call 850-509-0849.
11/30, 12/2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30,
Jack Carswell, 997-1980.
11/30, tfn, c
Vintage 1940's Mahogany Coffee
Table $50. 2 Mahogany "what-not"
shelves $30 each. 1 Mahogany
Child's Rocking Horse $50. 1
beautiful dogwood blossom lamp -
$25. All in excellent condition -
997-3947 or 933-2938.
12/7, 9, pd
For sale Brand new well made solid
child's table $30. Brand new room
size (111/2 X 11 1/2) carpet- blue $50
Other large pieces Brand new blue
- $10-$15. 997-3947 or 933-2938.
12/7, 9, pd
Seeking Mature Responsible
Man with experience managing
crews. Must speak Spanish &
English. Excellent Salary, Paid
Vacation, Bonus Benefits
available if qualified.
We accept all vouchers
2/2 $615 ~ 3/2 $715 ~ 4/2 $895 ~ $50 dep.
Pool & Youth Activities
Monticello Christian Academy
Now interviewing for
8th Grade Teacher
Call Pastor Mike
t- Just In Time For the Holidays .
( New Listings!!
6.42 acres with large stocked pond. Deep well, septic and
power pole located on E. Washington St. $ 89,880
12.16 acres in Madison. Beautiful live oaks and pond frontage! There
is a small home on property with tenant. $ 299,900
Investment property! 6 three.bedroom apt. and 1 two bedroom apt
on 28 +/- acres $ 295,000
Newly Renovated! 4Br/3Ba on 5 fenced acres. Large deck and over-
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Call our office 997-5516 or visit our website
www.cbkk.com for all of our listings. Now serving
Monticello and Perry areas!
KtELLY & KEIJlY
A Simply the Best!
Mixed Use Property 12 plus partially.
cleared acres on US 19 south near Dennis'
Trading post only
$16,500 per acre
New. Listing! Under Contract Big 4 bed-
room 2 bath double wide on 2.39 acres in
Aucilla Forest & Meadows only $49,995
Choice Buildinq Lots in Cooper's Pond
Area cleared and ready to build on, nice
trees, paved road $27,500 each
Look at This! Comfortable 4 bedroom 3 bath
home on five fenced acres w/guest house/ ,
playhouse w/ bath, big shop, 2 car garage,
pasture, 100 pecan trees and a nice pool a
real dream for a growing family $400,000
Hard to Find 5 choice acres on hillside with-
planted pines on quiet graded county road
Traditional House in Town 3 bedroom home
in town at East Anderson St. $155,000
Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm big doublewide
w/ fireplace, .stables, round pen in remote, oaks,
pond, north of Greenville only $295,000
Quiet Location 2 adjacent lots on Partridge
Lane off Rocky Branch Road and Sunset Street
100'x220 in the City $15,500 each
On the Top of the Hiqh Hill Lovely 3 bed-
room 2.5 bath yellow brick home circled with 10
year old planted pine near US 90 and SR 59, 50
acres in planted pines, swimming pool, detached
garage, barn nice field near US 90 and SR 59
Choice Buildinq Lots in Town on Morris
Road call for details $10,000 to $40,000
Look at the Price-5 wooded acres on Blue
Lake Road only $22,500
Check Out This One! .8 acres with big double-
wide and small house on a pretty old hillside
close to Leon County off Julia Road $160,000
Prime Commercial Property US 19 South
near Pizza Hut Mart $650,000
Nice Hillside Location 10 acres on the east
side of town high and dry in quiet location
with lots of game $12,000 /acre.
Home Site close to town on West Grooverville
Road only $14,500
2/1.5 mobile home on 2 ac $450
3/2 mobile home Lloyd Ac $650
3/2 mobile home Christmas Ac $650
2/1 home on Dogwood St $850
Realtor Tim Peary
See all our listings)
(maps, plats, virtual Tours
We have qualified buyers!
Are you interested in selling?
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PAGE 14, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., DECEMBER 7, 2005
THIS holiday display adorns the grounds of vines, drawing a wagon hauling home the
Sweet Pickens on South Jefferson Street. family tree. (News Photo)
Reindeer appear to be constructed of woven
Progress Energy Offers
The holiday season is upon us and
tor many in the area, decorating the
home and the holiday tree is a favor-
ite part of the season.
As with anything electrical, there
are precautions to take to ensure
" To this end, Progress Energy of-
fers the following tips for a safe
*Select a fresh, green tree without
any dry, brown limbs and keep it in
stand filled with water.
*Place the tree away from fire-
places, radiators and other heat
- *Artificial trees should be labeled
*Follow the instructions that come
With light sets to determine how
many sets to connect together.
- *Use only one brand of light sets
on :your, tree to avoid electrical
problem,. and do not join light sets
with varying numbers of bulbs, be-
cause electrical requirements may
Check the wires on light sets for
tears. Plug in the set to find burned
out bulbs before putting lights on
Replace burned out bulbs imme-
diately to prevent strain on the re-
Only use indoor light indoors
and outdoor light only outdoors.
Use no more than three light sets
on any one extension cord and do
not run cords under rugs.
Check all extension cords and
plugs, for fraying, cracks or loose
*To avoid overloading, use a
surge protector bar, with several
outlets and a circuit breaker.
*When using extension cords,
make sure the current rating (in
amps or "A") of the appliance that
you are plugging in doesn't exceed
(Continued From. Page 1) she was saving the county tho
As for the Lovett Road project, in inmate health-care and ha
the commission gave a tentative go- negotiated the purchase of Ta
ahead, contingent on a resolution of see Memorial Hospital bu
,the Palmer Mill Road matter. which the county now owned
Next, Health Department Director pliments of the Health Depart
Kim Bamrnhill took issue with corn- In that respect, she view
missioners for a budget cutback that board's action "as a kick
she said had only come to her atten- teeth," she said.
tion recently. Commissioners appeared
by the budgetary cut, which
Not only had commissioners tribute to an oversight.
denied her the $5,000 increase that
she had requested -- which would Commissioner Jerry S
have brought the county's pointed out that the county
contribution to the Health contract with the Health Depa
Department from .$20,000 to that called for it to con
$25,000 -- but adding insult to $22,000 annually.
injury, the county had cut its "We need to convert the $
contribution to $15,000, Barnhill to the $22,000 that we signed
said. tract on and later amend the $
to $25,000," Sutphin said.
"Is this: a message you're sending Commissioners agreed t
to me?" a visibly upset Bamhill phin's recommendation, pri
asked commissioners. "Because we the funding could be found.
cannot continue with the services
we're doing with this cut." Tuten further assured Bamrnh
If she was doing something the cut was not intended to se
wrong, she wanted to know what it message.
was so that she could correct it, "This board sent the Heal
Barnhill said. Otherwise, she wanted apartment no messages," Tute
to know what message the board "We have to make cuts. It's w
do to balance the budget. Evw
was trying to h send her. -partment takes cuts. We're not send-
She reminded commissioners thating any message."
F FAIRGROUNDS DECEMBER 10TH & 11TH
Tallahassee, FL SAT.9AM-5PM SUN. 10AM-4PM
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE LADIES ESPECIALLY WELCOME
BUY SELL TRADE BROWSE
Bring Your Gun and Trade for the Gun You Always Wanted. And see the Many Displays of
New, Used and Collectable Guns, Ammo, Gun Parts, Books, Knives, Knife Sharpening,
Peooer Sprav, Stun Guns, Militaria, Camouflage and Related Items at Discount Prices.
the extension cord's rating.
If the product's current rating is
higher than the extension cord's, the
cord will overheat.
*Don't bunch mini-lights together,
the excessive heat can melt the insu-
lation and expose live. wires.
Metal tree ornaments can also
pose a shock hazard if they make
contact with frayed wiring.
Turn off all lights on trees and
decorations before going to bed or
leaving the house.
Only use lights that are specifi-
cally designed for outdoors.
*When putting up lights, be aware
of overhead hanging power lines,
especially if you are using a ladder.
*Use outdoor-specific extension
cords outdoors. Make sure that the
current rating (in amps or "A") of
the appliance that you are plugging
in doesn't exceed the extension
cord's rating, the cord can overheat.
*Check all extension cords and
plugs for fraying, cracks or loose
*Turn off all lights on trees and
decorations when going to bed or
leaving the house.,
Trees Of Remembrance
in Lobbies Of Banks
Big Bend Hospice Trees of Re-
membrance are located in the lob-
bies of the Capital City Bank and
the Farmers & Merchants Bank.
Those wishing to remember loved
ones during the holidays may make
a donation to have a bow, bell, or
angel ornament added.to the com-
New this holiday season is the
Circle of Love angel ornament. For
a $50 donation Hospice will place
this angel on the Tree of Remem-
brance of your choice, with the
name of a loved one or a special
(Continued From Page 1)
the number of hours, but the pie re-
mains the same."
Commissioners -approved the
change contingent on Matthews sat-
isfying the payroll office that the
change could be accomplished
within the existing budget. It's Mat-
thews' plan to implement the new
,schedule effective Jan. 1.
t It was almost exactly a year ago
that Larry Bates Sr., former Fire
Rescue chief, convinced the com-
mission to switch to the 24/72-hour
schedule after years of arguing for
(Continued From Page 1)
underserved in mortgage loan origi-
"In targeted areas, you do not need
to be a first time home buyer, and
there are higher income and pur-
chase price limits," Pipkins ex-
Public Hearing ,
(Continued From Page 1)
mixed-use suburban residential and
agriculture-3 to residential.
( ,As recommended by the Planning
Commission, the rezoning would al-
This tribute to the enduring power
of love is a special memorial for
those who will always live in our
- For a $25 donation Hospice will
place a porcelain bell with your per-
sonalized message on the Tree of
Remembrance in the county and lo-
For a $10 donation Hospice will
place the name of a loved one with a
message on one of their beautiful
All proceeds are dedicated to pro-
viding hospice care.
The Tree of Remembrance pro-
vides a time to remember and cele-
brate the lives of loved ones and at
the same time, helps Hospice pro-
_vide care, comfort, and hope to
those who are dying.
At the time, it was Bates' argu-
ment that the change would help the
department recruit and retain high-
On a related matter, commission-
ers asked Matthews to explore the
possibility of eliminating benefits
for the department's several part-
Commissioners reason that by
eliminating benefits, the department
will 'be able to offer higher hourly
rates, which should attract more ap-
le At 5.39%
Houses that qualify for the loans
include attached or detached single-
family units, condos and certain
For more information, call the Es-
zambia County Housing Finance
Authority at 1-800-388-1970.
low .for the 'construct
houses on the property.
The commission meet
uled to begin 6 plm. Tht
ion of 204
ing is sched-
ursday in the
ADVERTISE in the Monticello News!!!
A gift to the Tree of Remem-
brance offers an alternative to tradi-
tional holiday gifts.
Hospice will send a special card
announcing a remembrance to fam-
ily and friends as indicated on the
Each donor will receive a com-
memorative ornament to enjoy all
All the names of those remem-
bered will be recorded in a Book of
Remembrance and published in area
5 -- Travel Gear
THE GARDENS AT
2748 CAPITAL CIRCLE NE
I A t 6,ll O 0
Big Bend Hospice
Capital Oity Bank
Monticello Big Bend
Farmers and Hospice
You may place your order for an Angel, Bell or Bow to
honor or remember a loved one at the above locations.
For more information, call (850) 878-5310
ext. 528 or toll-free (800) 772-5862.
Christmas Tree farm
Mae MemnorCeBr nioiA Cawnera, !!!
I "It's A Family Tradition"
Come Early for Best Selection
CHOOSE A FRESH, FRAGRANT TREE TO ENJOY THE ENTIRE HOLIDAY SEASON!
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8 MILES TO SUNRAY RD.,
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(SAT., SUN. 9AM ~ 6PM)
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All rental customers must be 25 years of age
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