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LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
404 LIBRARY WEST
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL, 32611
Rev. Mal Jopling
Story, Photo, Page 6
25 Year Effort
Editorial, Page 4
Edtril pag 4
[r^ Friday Morning D
Photos, Page 8
Published Wednesdays & Fridays
Students FOCUS On
Story, Photos Page 16
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2005
Enterprise Grows Into
... .. "
DAVID WOODYARD, owner of P. S. Art, frame. The pictures and mirrors produced
watches as Debra Miller laminates artwork by the company grace motels and hotels
in preparation for its installation into a across the country. (News Photo)
Recycling Program Hits
Senior Staff Writer
Kudos to Beth Thome, director of
the Solid Waste Department.
And kudos also to the thousands
of county residents who now are re-
Thanks to the combined efforts of
the two, the county during the last
fiscal year (that's Oct. 1, 2004
through Sept. 30, 2005) realized a
savings of $70,556.
Consider: The Solid Waste De-
partment made $57,556 from the
sale of reclaimable materials -- such
as newspapers, metals and alumi-
num cans -- that it sold to the vari-
ous companies purchasing such
It also saved another $13,000 in
.tipping fees by not dumping the ma-
terials in the regional landfill, which
charges $41 per ton.
The economic, and environmental
benefits of the recycling program go
well beyond the $70, 556 in savings,
By recycling, residents also help
slow down the depletion of natural
-resources in general, assure a longer
life for the landfill (it's an extremely
costly and complicated process to
open new cells and close and re-
claim old ones), and they help re-
duce the potential for water
Thorne says greater participation
in recycling program by residents
accounts for the record-breaking
revenues the program realize in the
2005 fiscal year.
$57,000 In 2005
She attributes the greater partici-
pation in great part to public educa-
tion. She notes that her department
regularly places ads in the newspa-
per, urging residents to recycle.
At the same time, the elementary
and middle schools are conveying
the same information to students,
who hopefully convey the message
to their parents.
"People are beginning to under-
stand better that we need to save the
landfill," Thorne says.
Meanwhile, she says, more people
are moving into the county -- people
who come from areas where recy-
cling is mandatory.
Not to be discounted either is the
growing market for recyclable mate-
It used to be years ago that the
county couldn't give away its recy-
clable materials, Thorne notes.
"The county literally had to pay
people to pick up the white goods,"
White goods, in the jargon of the
Solid Waste Department, refers to
appliances such as refrigerators and
.But more and more in recent
years, Thorne says, the demand for
recyclable materials has been grow-
The figures speak for themselves.
In fiscal year 2001, when Thorne
took over the Solid Waste Depart-
ment, the revenues from the sale of
recyclable materials were $6,548.
In fiscal year 2002, that figure
more than tripled to $26,639.
In fiscal year 2003, it jumped to,
And in fiscal year 2004, it went to
Last fiscal year, of course, the fig-
ure was $57,556.,
Does she think the sales will con-
tinue to increase?
"Absolutely, it will continue to go
up" Thorne says. "More people are
coming into the county, and they're
(See Recycling Page 6)
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BLEAK winter mornings such as this have streaking the sky, and the silhouette of bare
their own special beauty, with a thin layer of trees on the horizon. (News Photo)
fog on the ground, rose-colored clouds
Senior Staff Writer
The goal of the Economic Devel-
opment Council -- aside from at-
tracting new businesses here -- is to
work with existing industries to cre-
ate a new jobs.
What better example of the fulfill-
ment of that goal than P. S. Art, a
picture-and-mirror framing com-
;pany in the industrial park that has
*been quietly and steadily increasing
its payroll and job opportunities
over the years.
Expectations, moreover, are that
the company will continue to add
jobs in the future, if the present rate
of growth continues. And indica-'
tions are that that growth is likely to
Established in the late 1980s, P. S.
Art (the P. S. stands for Personal
Service) now' employs 32 people
and ships its products to all 50 states
and several foreign countries, ac-
counting for multi-million sales an-
That's quite a difference from the
days 15 years ago when owner
David Woodyard and a couple of
helpers handled all the work.
P. S. Art actually was a spin-off
from Kaleidoscope Limited Inc., a
Lamont company that is still in busi-
Von Reichman started the spin-off
company in the mid 80s and ran it
until 1990, when she sold it to
Woodyard. At the time, the opera-
tion was housed in the old Coca
Cola bottling plant on East Wash-
The business had a couple of lean
years in the beginning, due to the re-
cession of the early 90s. But ever
since, business has been good and
growing steadily, Woodyard says.
So much so that the operation out-
grew its Washington Street location
and relocated to a larger building in
the industrial park in 1994.
Since then, Woodyard has had to
expand the building twice to keep
The Jefferson County Legislative
Delegation will hold its annual pub-
lic hearing Monday, Jan. 9.
The hearing will be held in the
Monticello Opera House, beginning
at 6 p.m.
Members of the legislative dele-
gation are Senators Al Lawson and
Nancy Argenziano and House Rep-
resentatives Loranne Ausley and
The hearing affords citizens and
elected officials an opportunity to
meet with the legislators and discuss
areas of concern, ask questions and
offer comments for .the upcoming
2006 legislative session.
For more information, contact
Lawson's office at 487-5004.
up with the increased volume of
business. And just last week, he re-
ceived county approval to expand
the building yet a third time, which
will bring the total footage of the fa-
cility to 27,500.
The additional space is needed to
store raw materials and some of the
finished products, which now are
shipped immediately upon comple-
As Woodyard explains it, the op-
eration stocks no finished products
or inventory, other than a few raw
materials. Everything is custom or-
dered, he says.
Every once in a while, however,
finished orders stack up because of
unexpected delays at the receiving
"The expansion will give us more
room for the storage of raw materi-
als and flexibility with the tempo-
rary storing of the finished
products," Woodyard says.
He expects the additional space
will be filled to capacity "in a heart-
Touring, the facility, it's easy to see
why. Everywhere are crowded card-
board boxes and wooden palettes
holding cut glass, wood moldings
and the'other materials that go into
the production of the pictures and
mirrors. Taking space also are the
packaged orders waiting to be
Woodyard is modest about the
conversion of his company into a
multi-million dollar operation. He
attributes the company's success to a
host of factors that include filling a
niche market, providing a quality
product at a fair price, and putting
(See Local Company Page 7)
DEBRA CRAIG, the children specialist at the Library, reads
a story during a recent program. Listening to the story are
Grayson Boyd and Ester Fulford. (News Photo)
Women's Ag Role
Is Being Redifned
Senior Staff Writer
Right off the top of his head, Ex-
tension Office Director Larry
Halsey can name three small-scale
agriculture operations in the county
that are run by women and that fo-
cus exclusively on organic farming.
He can name a fourth large-scale
operation that's Inanaged by a
woman, although this one is not or-
The ability to cite the names off
the top of his head is no statistical
evidence that organic farming is get-
ting more popular here or that
women are its main practitioners,
But it does underscore a sense he
has that, yes, "more and more
women are filling that niche.".
Meaning small-scale organic
"You can argue the merits of tradi-
tional farming versus organic farm-
ing," Halsey says. "But the intent of
organic farming is to grow healthier
products that usually are sold to lo-
cal markets and directly to custom-
"It involves personal contact with
(See Women's Page 14)
News TO Publish
The Monticello News will publish
one edition the Wednesdays of Dec.
21 and Dec. 28, rather than the two
Both papers will be combined edi-
tions, containing features and adver-
tising, some of which normally
appears in Friday's paper.
Deadline for news and advertising
is noon Mondays, Dec. 19 and Dec.
137TH YEAR NO.99, 50 CENTS
PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., DECEMBER 16, 2005
County Man Arrested After
Car Chase Here Saturday
Officers Sgt. Mack Norton and
Chris Eades responded.
Murphy said that as the marked
A county man, Michael- units were arriving in the area,
Brueckner, was arrested and suspect drove back onto South J
charged with aggravated assault on ferson Street, continuing to dr
a law enforcement officer, erratically.
aggravated fleeing and eluding, and Murphy attempted to stop 1
driving with a license suspended driver, who sped off. The vehi
and revoked, following a car chase turned on to West Washingt
down South Jefferson and West Street, where the marked units h
Washington streets, Saturday. caught up with him.
City Police Sgt. Roger Murphy The driver refused to stop a
reports that about 4:30 p.m. when an attempt was made to b
Saturday he was driving an him in, rammed Murphy's vehic
unmarked police vehicle and in an attempt to get away.
noticed a vehicle being driven Murphy said the driver cross
erratically on South Jefferson into oncoming traffic, forcing
Street, and pulling into the number of motorists off the roa
;hopping center. way to avoid a head-on collision.
Murphy observed the driver for a The pursuit continued west
few moments, and decided to sum- US-90 at which time, a Jeffers
mnon uniformed officers in marked County Sheriffs unit joined in t
Vehicles, to make a traffic stop on efforts to try to stop the reckle
NFCC President Updates
School Board About
New, Existing Programs
" North Florida Community College-
President Morris Steen, and Dr.
Phillip Mantzanas presented the
School Board, Monday, with a syn-
opsis of the current and planned ini-
tiatives of the college, in Jefferson
hIn his presentation, Steen reported
tbat, stident enrollment is at 1956,
4p 133 from last year; and total land
i '163 acres, up from 96 acres last
! Among new programs are a para-
mredic program, and a Child Devel-
Partnerships with St. Leo Univer-
sity, Embry Riddle University, and
RMU create -'.+ prograny whichh
.l -suwdent,.ia'earn assoelate and
bachelor-.degree uon NFCC's.cam-
A. dressing the 30,000 teacher
shortage in Florida, NFCC's Certifi-
cation Program led to 26 earning
certification, three from Jefferson
Training for substitute teachers is
also offered at the college.
Steen said a Registered Nursing
program to get underway in January
-is to NFCC, what the medical
school is to FSU, in contributing to
the need for health care providers.
The program begins with 24 stu-
.Dual Enrollment in Jefferson
County encompassed 155 students
over the last 4.5 years, earning 1601
college credit hours, valued at
Financial Aid was extended to 141
Jefferson County students, over the
last 4.5 years.
At Green Industries Institute, 300
students are served annually.
Steen reports than numerous
courses from NFCC are available on
, line,:. inp- additior;,to. classroom
- o se :. i* .'1 -. a --. .
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driver. Officers and deputies con.-
cluded that pursuit was getting torp
risky to the public and the pursuit
Officers recorded the suspect's li-
cense plate, and officers and depu-
ties drove to the registered owner'El
address near Lloyd.
"The owner told investigators she
loaned the car to Brueckner, to run
an errand into town, and that he re-
sided at her residence.
Murphy obtained a recent booking
photograph of Brueckner and iden-
tified him as the driver of the vehi-
A check on Brueckner indicated
that his driver's license had been
suspended for similar offenses.
Murphy said that a short time
later, he was notified that Brueck-
ner had returned to the residence
and deputies were notified.
Sgt. Ray Lacy and Deputy Kevin
Tharpe responded to the residence
and as they approached, they ob-
served Brueckner on the front
Brueckner ran inside the resi-
dence and locked himself inside.
After gaining entry, deputies lo-
cated Brueckner hiding on the roof
of the residence. Lacy talked him
into coming down. Brueckner was
taken into custody and booked into
the Jefferson County Jail.
Additional charges are pending.
THE SOUND of the blacksmith's hammer
could be heard ringing through the night at
Bethlehem in Monticello. (News Photos)
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., DECEMBER 16, 2005 PAGE 3
Teach Children .......
About Money Early
WRAPPING.gifts for the County Christmas Monday, and donations are still badly
Drive, Tuesday night, were, from left, Nellie needed. (News Photos)
Aikens, and Gina Diehl. Deadline is
Christmas Drive List Grows;
More Donations Needed
Despite the many donations-
which have poured in for the An-
nual County Christmas Drive, more
are still needed and there are a few
days remaining to make those, do-
As of approximately two weeks
ago, there were 32 families that
were in need this year and there
were 87 children in those families.
Spokesperson Gladys Roann said
at the time that the list would
probably grow, and that it did.
There are now 40 families which
contain some 106 children.
"Much of the recent donations
were last minute," said Roann.
"There are probably more who
want to give, and there is only a lit-
tle time remaining."
The absolute deadline for accept-
ing donations is Monday, and Ro-
-ann urges all who to make their do-
nations by that time, so they can be
delivered to those in need.
Roann said that without addi-
tional donations, many children be-
tween the ages of six months and
16 years will not have a Christmas
Donations of children's toys, es-
pecially toys for girls are needed,
as well as items for teens, adults
and the elderly, along with mone-
"Anything someone can give will
help make someone's Christmas a
little brighter," said Roann.
All donations go to the needy-
families in the county and all work-
provided is done so by volunteers.
Roann said that the drive usually
provides each child on the list with
at least two new toys.
Last year, the community was
able to assist more than 80 families,
and approximately 132 children, as
well as some dozen of senior citi-
zens, with gift certificates, food, ar-
ticle of clothing and toys.
To adopt a family, which is usu-
ally done by business contributors,
a child or an elderly resident during
the drive, contact Roann at 342-,
0115 or Lucille Hunter at
Or drop-offs can be made at the
Dunn Building on North Jefferson
Street or Jefferson Elementary
Jefferson Counr, 4-H
Coordinator.11F John Lill, shares
\\ith parents some Nlhone\ Basics
for Children, since money affects
everyone in the family including
In light of this fact, educating
children on the importance, value,
and all around "basics" of money ,
in turn benefits the entire family.
:X Some basic lessons in educating
children about mone., as indicated
Story Set At
The Preschool and Children's
Sunday School classes of the First
Baptist Church of Lloyd will pre-
sent "A Children's. Christmas
Story," 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18,
on the church grounds.
Light refreshments and hot
chocolate will be served following
The children will portray a live
nativity scene with preschool ani--
"Bundle up and come join in the
celebration of Jesus' birth,':' encour--
ages church member Paulette Hat-
,The church is located off highway
59 in Lloyd. Follow .the church
in "Adapting to Change: Teaching
Children About Money," by Patri-
cia Frishkoff, include:
*The best way to learn about
money is to practice.
*Money, both getting and giving,
involves emotions; children model
what they see.
*Allowance, yes, but no handouts.
*Use money wisely and respect-
fully, and not always on yourself.
*Don't confuse love with money;
Money smart children become
money smart adults, underscoring
the importance of early training.
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Local 4-Hers Enter Projects
In North Florida Fair
Staff Writer .
Jefferson County 4-H had twelve
participants to enter exhibits in the
North Florida Fair.
Members entering their projects
and the categories include:
AnnaBelle Bowling, sewing,
crafts, and collections; Arsenio
Bright, crafts, poetry, and sewing;
Alana Chambers, sewing, crafts,
photos, posters, and baking.
Shanka Farmer, photos; Jacob
Gray, photos, poetry, plants, col-
lections, crafts; Cydney Hastings,
sewing, crafts, baking; Jordan
Hastings, baking, crafts; Angela
Scurry for poetry, canning.
Abby Starling sewing, crafts,
canning, and painting; Gabe Star-
ling, crafts, sewing, canning;. Mi-
chael Starling, sewing, photos,
canning, crafts; and Michelle Ward
for sewing, posters, flowers, and
Each 4-H member entered up to
Free or Low
15 projects. They recevied money ,
and merits awards for these entries.
Members entered items-they Aade
through the 4-H year, such as
baked goods, handcrafts, sewn gar-
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May you have a joyous Christmas and
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God bless all of you.
When you invest in our community
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Py helping to change the public's
view of drunk driving, one organi-
zation has helped save more than
300,000 lives. For 25 years, Mothers
Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
has saved lives and prevented inju-
ries through activism, education and
A 2005 MADD/Nationwide Insur-
ance Survey conducted by Gallup
shows that 94 percent of Americans
believe that driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol is a major highway
Deterring drunk driving is key to
solving the problem and the survey
reveals that the public supports
high-visibility crackdowns on drunk
driving, as one of the most effective
tools to deter drunk driving.
Support for sobriety checkpoints
jumped from 79 percent in 1993 to
83 percent in 2000 to 87 percent in
Increasing frequent and highly
publicized checkpoints is just one of
the ways the nonprofit organization
aims to reduce. alcohol-related traf-
fic fatalities and injuries by 2008.
Additionally, the organization will
continue to support high-risk-driver
legislation that will close lethal
loopholes in the justice system, as
well as help to pass primary seat belt
laws in every state.
The Gallup survey shows that the
public supports these measures.
Founded by a handful of broken---
hearted mothers, the organization
has grown to about 600 affiliates
and two million members, which in-
clude dads, daughters, sons, uncles,
family and friends. Recently, the or-
ganization named its first male
president, Glynn R. Birch.
While alcohol-related traffic
deaths have dropped by approxi-
mately 44 percent since 1980, says
Birch, nearly 17,000 alcohol-related
traffic fatalities and half a million
injuries still occur every year, and it
is estimated that about three in every
10 Americans will be involved in an
alcohol-related crash during their
"We cannot celebrate mediocrity
any longer. If nearly 17,000 people
died on one day versus over 365
days, the public would be outraged.
In order to end drunk driving, every-,
one must help support local law en-
forcement and legislative leaders in-
a quest to make roads safer for eve--
ryone," Birch added.
Timothy A. Hoyt, vice president
of safety for Nationwide Insurance,
said, "Nationwide has long been a
supporter of MADD's efforts to
make roadways across America
safer' for everyone. We believe it's
part of our responsibility to be a
good corporate citizen and have
demonstrated leadership through na-
tional campaigns that improve high-
way safety. We join this cause to
help ensure there are fewer drunk
-driving tragedies." (NAPS)
America Should Get
Out Of Torture Role
BY REX M. ROGERS
Horrible pictures from Iraq's Abu
Ghraib prison first gave Americans
a taste of what torture and public
humiliation might look like at the
hands of Americans.
The perpetrators in this instance
may have been "rogue soldiers" of
questionable characters, but they
were still our soldiers. And the in-
terrogation techniques that got .out
of hand at Abu Ghraib were our
techniques. That's what most
shocked our conscience.
Turns out that since 9/11 and the
inception of the War on Terror, the
Bush Administration has broadly
supported the use of so-called "en-
hanced" interrogation techniques.
"Enhanced" apparently means that
almost anything is permissible short
of "organ failure" or death.
U.S. Sen. John McCain, himself a
victim of torture during five years of
a POW in Viet Nam, wants Con-
gress to establish new rules for de-
tainee treatment and interrogation,
banning "cruel, inhuman or degrad-
ing" techniques. The Senate recently
agreed with a 90-9 vote.
This is not a simple issue. Chris-
tian values demand respect for hu-
man life made in the image of God
and reject the idea even of cruelty to
animal let alone human beings.
Christians recoil at the thought of
intentionally inflicting harm upon a
helpless individual with an "end-
justifies-the-means" mentality, yet
also acknowledge the periodic ne-
cessity of a "just war."
Christians don't generally mourn
the loss of life of persons who indis-
criminately kill innocent people,
whether as a one-man mass mur-'
derer or as a terrorist in an organ-
ized cell group. But neither do they
embrace tactics reminiscent of the
Aside from the host of political
reasons why torture should be out-
lawed, there are philosophical ideals
at stake. In the end, I must cast my
vote for "No torture." America
should listen to John McCain. On
this issue his experiential wisdom is
too credible to ignore. America
should get out of the torture busi-
(Rex M. Rogers, syndicated news-
paper columnist with a Ph.D. in po-
litical science, also serves as
president of Cornerstone University,
Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Letters to the Editor Welcomed
500 Words or Less
Letters must be signed
phone number of writer
rn Our Photo File
WAITING for graduation to begin at Howard
Middle School, in June of 1990, were these
five Honor Graduates. L-R: Katie Goodlett,
Mary Waldinger, Chandra Hayes, UDeoran
Furrow, Joni Wilson. (News File Photo)
Opinion & Comment
Short Takes & Other Notion$
or people in the rockers in front of
Edenfields, will let you chime in.
ThP TblhI nf Yf Kn-liaora at l hin
i i aU1 Uie o JVnow e age at runc
I was walking in one of the Talla- or the Liars Club will welcome your
hassee malls and noticed bunches' of side of the topic being bandied
forlorn men sitting orn benches. I about that day.
imagine they were waiting for their These are some of the loosely
wives and credit cards. tablished groups, but one can always
They looked as sad as Eeyore in go "fishing" for a conversation on
..Winnie the.. Pooh, headsungJow. ibetch- in' town. Just sit for a
and all alone. By contrast the..while and a partner in discourse will
benches in Monticello usually hold along .
folks, happily deep in lieI conterI- :
station. Have you ever noticed that the
I'm sure that some young people large Tallahassee stores do not put
would disagree with me,. but I am chans about.' They obviously want
often glad to live in a town whete to discouiage people sitting around,
there are no movie theaters or malls, while Monticello businesses cherish
You can always find a talking group it. Shopping is much more than a
to join. smash and grab operation here. It is
The breakfast coffee drinkers at a social event.
the Downtown, at the Coffee Break Did you see the news about the.
older woman who was knocked to
the ground by an early bird shop-
I cannot imagine shoving someone
to the ground in order to buy a play
station so you can push buttons and
be all by yourself. Real live people
are much more fun. You learn
.We were returning from a camp-
ing trip with all seven of our chil-
dren when they were preteens. They
decided to amuse themselves by
having an adult debate. The debate
teams were the girls v. the boys.
They agreed upon on the rules of or-
der, time allowed and ended with a
pledge of civility. The topic they
chose was women's rights.
Within several minutes the debate
turned into a verbal brawl. "Oh yea!
When I grow up I will never come
Breakfast Important Fo
When your child goes to school on
an empty stomach, she's losing up to
a quarter of the daily recommended
intake of critical vitamins and min-
This loss directly impacts energy
levels, memory and focus. Studies
show that children who start the day
hungry score lower on achievement
tests and have higher absenteeism
rates than children who eat
The second annual "Report Card
on America's Breakfast Habits" con-
ducted by national parent teacher or-,
ganization PTO Today and The
American Cereal Council, revealed
that 30 percent of elementary
school-age children are still going, to
school at least one day per week 6n
an empty stomach showing no im-
provement from last year's Report
In school-age children are now go-
ing to school without breakfast
There's hopeful news for the more
than 35,000 children and adults who
develop life-threatening diseases of
the blood or immune system, includ-
ing leukemia, lymphoma and ge-
netic diseases each year.
For many of these individuals, the.
best hope for a cure is a marrow or
blood cell transplant from a volun-
teer donor or donated cord blood
In once such case, Jerry Arreola, a
46-year-old San Antonio, Texas,
resident and longtime employee of
the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) felt
compelled to make two marrow and
blood cell donations for a recipient
he didn't know and thought he
would never meet. Postal workers
twice a week.
LThis dangerous trend exists de-
;pne parents' acknowledgment that
starting the morning with breakfast
is 'an important way to prepare kids
The Report Card did offer hope
and easy solutions. Moms noticed a
positive impact on their children's
performance at school when they
took the time to sit down with their
kids for breakfast. And the chance
of kids skipping breakfast when
mom partook was reduced by two-
The conclusion is that parents
need to make the grade each morn-
ing as role models for their children.
"Parents are the most influential
role models in their kids' lives," said
Tim Sullivan, father of four and
president of PTO Today.
"That's why it's crucial for them to
stress the importance of eating
breakfast to help prepare their kids
for school each day. And it doesn't
have to be difficult a simple way to
get kids off on the right foot is by
sitting down together for a bowl of
cereal and milk."
To show the effect of this issue,
PTO Today and The American Ce-
real Council conducted two-week
in-home surveys with 1,000 families
across the country to complement
the Repprt Card. Participating par-
ents shared a cereal-with-milk
breakfast with their children every
day and recorded changes in their
children's attention spans and school
The testimonials confirmed that
when the families sat down for a ce-
real breakfast each day, the results
were positive, in and out of the
classroom. Furthermore, the kids'
excitement to take part in the survey
and eat breakfast as a family im-
One participating mom in Simi
Valley, California commented, "Ce-
to your house! You are such a slob
you will probably have ,rats!" TreI
girl responds "Well, fine in fact 1
will BUY a rat just so you never
Our now grown children laugh at
,the story and our family does own, a
stuffed rat as a joke. The lasting ef-
fect of all our talking is that our
children talk. They talk lots, ard yo4
can hardly get a word in edgewise ,
our house. They are .informed artl
I have never heard a Monticel,
conversation descend to the "rit
level." However, I have heard wo
derful, creative ideas develop. So go
fishing for a conversation. Plc4
yourself down on a bench or just i t
down with one of the loosely orga4
ized groups. They will be glad H
have you sit a spell and talk.
real was a quick, easy and nutritious
breakfast I felt good about startiri
the day with. Not spending so mui
time cooking breakfast left moi
time to sit together at the table
we've definitely started a habit." 4
Moms and dads nationwide c
take their own two-week cerell
see how starting the day together 4t
the breakfast table can positive,
impact their families.
Starting your child's day off right
is more than just making sure she
has done her homework or has h4
lunch for the day. It starts in the
morning around the breakfast tabf
and is as easy as a bowl of cereal 1
Not only will you feel good aboit
sending your child off with the moit
important meal of the day, but yA
know she will be ready mentally an
physically throughout the dat.
this work by building relationship
with individuals, corporations, aI
other organizations to recruit volut-
teer donors and raise funds to su-
port scientific research, public
outreach and financial aid for m-
row transplant patients and their
During National Marrow Aware-
ness Month and throughout Nover-
ber, the world's transplant
community makes a special effort to
recognize the 10 million individual
who have registered as volunteer
stem cell donors. This includes pa-
ticipants from 56 donor registries n
41 counties and 38 cord blood bans
in 21 countries. 1'
(See Donor Page 5)
who make similar donations refer to
this as "delivering the gift of life."
To date more than 25,000 USPS
employees have joined the National
Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
Registry through the Delivering the
Gift of Life Campaign. Of the
25,000 Postal employees who have
joined the NMDP Registry, more
than 60 have made life-saving mar-
The USPS is the first organization
to add 25,000 donors to the
Registry, which helps match donors
and recipients through a world wide
The Postal Service joined forces
with the NMDP, The Marrow Foun-
dation and 3M in 1997 to establish
the Delivering the Gift of Life Cam-
paign. This campaign focuses on
building awareness of the need for
unrelated volunteer marrow donors
and recruiting volunteer donors for
A marrow or cord blood transplant
requires careful matching of .patient
and donor tissue types. Although a
family member is the most desirable
donor, 70 percent of patients do not
have a matched family donor. The
NMDP and its funding partner, Theh
Marrow Foundation, make trans-
plants possible for these patients.
The NMDP connects, supports
and informs patients, donors, physi-
cians and researchers in 30 counties.
The Marrow Foundation supports
BY MERRY ANN FRISBY
Donor Plan Boo
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., DECEMBER 16, 2005 PAGE 5
Dear Editor: This is not so. I've recent
Most of our county residents seem to Chief Frisby, Sheriff Ho
to be unconcerned about the agricul- Thorne, at the Recycle Cer
tural areas that have been rezoned one from the County Road
for residential development, as they ment, City Superintendent
are not adjacent property owners, or derson, and Matt Matthew,
don't live near enough to be Rescue.
affected. The response was sim
Monies Sought For
Floridians for Youth Tobacco-
E.ducation Inc, is circulating a Con-
situtional Amendment Petition
Form concerning the use of Tobacco
Settlement money each year.
Ever Since the demise of SWAT
kSrudents Working Against
Tobacco) because of lack of
funding, statistics show a rise in the
use of tobacco by young people.
The petition seeks to place on the
ballot an amendment, which if ap-
proved by voters, would require the
Legislature to use some Tobacco
Settlement money annually, for a
mrprehensive statewide tobacco
ication and prevention program,
usrig Centers of Disease Control
, The amendment requests that an-
nual payments of 15 percent of the
4005 Tobacco Settlement payments
J.i Florida, adjusted annually for in-
flation, be provided for the program,
Spokesperson Alan Brock states
,at copies of the petition form are
available at county schools and at
vs of Fire
the Extension Office.
The petition is strongly supported
by the American Cancer Society, the
Heart Association, and Lung Asso-
For the amendment to appear on,
the ballot, sufficient petitions must
be received by Dec. 31.
For additional information, Con-
tact Verna Brock (former County
Librarian) at 606-2676, or at home
(Continued From Page 4)
In the United States, the NMDP
plays 'a key role in facilitating life-
, saving transplants. ,Through the ef-
forts of, NMDP Network. donor
centers and recruitment groups; the
NMDP Registry includes 'more than
5.9 million donors and 45,000 cord
blood units available to serve pa-
tients around the world.
Tissue type is inherited, so a pa-
tient is more likely to find a match
within their racial or ethnic commu-
everyone, when asked how the in-
crease of residents in the area ap-
proved for development would
affect their departments.
Each said more people would ex-
pect more services from their de-
partments, with the same number of,
employees, as they didn't expect any
big increase in their budgets.
As a result, the quality of services
would be reduced.
I was told that some of the city
streets needed repair now, and the
situation would' worsen with in-
I received the same information
about county roads.
Beth Thorne said that the recy-
cling areas in the Waukeenah areas
are at about full capacity and can
only get worse when more people
move in, and there is not enough
money in her budget to hire more
The County Commissioners are
expected to vote on another area to
allow more residential development
at their next meeting.
Please attend and oppose this re-
zoning as it will reduce the quality
of your life.
SEE TPi- fUTUI
g Muscular Dystrophy Association
Jerry Lewis, National Chairman
The busy holiday season is upon
us, bringing with it lots of food, a
change in weather, and plenty of
Traveling over the holidays can be
time-consuming and hectic, making
it important to slow down and take
precautions while on the road. Be-
low are some suggestions to help
you arrive safely for holiday cele-
brations and festivities:
Give your vehicle a once-over.
Check your battery, engine, brakes,
tire pressure, coolant, transmission
and windshield washer fluids before
driving. Also, make sure mirrors
and seats are adjusted and seat belts
are working properly.
Avoid major travel days and late
nights. Consider arriving at your
destination a day or two before ma-
jor travel days to save time and frus-
tration. Also try to avoid driving late
at night as darkness may make it dif-
fic'ult to see in adverse weather con-
Obey road signs and traffic laws.
This information has your safety in
mind. Do not speed and make sure
everyone in your vehicle is wearing
a -seat belt. -In addition, if you're
planning to drink alcoholic bever-
ages, select a designated driver in
advance. Make sure this person is
aware of all responsibilities.
Respect commercial vehicles.
When driving near commercial ve-
hicles such as trucks and buses, be
Taking extra precautions during
the holiday travel season is neces-
sary to help ensure the safety of eve-
ryone on the road.
Being mindful of your surround-
ings will help avoid an accident or
breakdown and will make celebrat-
ing the holidays even more enjoy-
aware of their "No-Zones" danger-
ous blind spots where your vehicle
disappears from the view of the
truck or bus driver. Remember: If
you can't see the driver's face in the
side-view mirror, he or she cannot
see you. When passing these vehi-
cles, complete your pass quickly and
Be cautious of winter conditions.
Be aware of black ice, a thin layer of
transparent ice that forms when the
temperature is around the freezing
point. Ice buildup on mirror arms,
the antenna or top comers of your
windshield are signs that patches .of
black .ice may have formed on the
road. Also use extra caution when
approaching elevated structures like
bridges. They are usually the first to
freeze and are not always treated
with ice/snow melt-materials. When
you need to slow down quickly in
slippery conditions, lightly pump
your brakes to help reduce the
chance of locking your tires and
spinning out of control. If your car
has an anti-lock braking system,
hold the brake down as far as possi-
ble in an emergency.
Eliminate distractions. Make
sure children have things to keep
them occupied so they do not dis-
tract you. Keep the radio at a low
volume and do not use your cell
phone while driving. Pull over or
have a passenger make any neces-
S Dystrophy Association
g Jerry Lewis, National Chairman
Dive into MDA, and
learn more about
summer kids' camps,
family support groups,
and life-saving research.
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PAGE 6, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., DECEMBER 16, 2005
L'kerah Haire Named
Club Youth Of Month
The Monticello/Jefferson Boys
and Girls Club Youth of the Month
is eight year old L'kerah Haire.
: She is the daughter of Teneha
Noble and Lester Haire, and has
two brothers and two sisters.
f -k,.". -
She is a second grade student'at
the Jefferson Elementary School.
Her favorite subject is Language
Arts and she also 'enjoys creative
"She has a vivid imagine and as-
pires to be a writer when she grows
up," says Club Director Gerrold
Haire enjoys going to the movies
and especially enjoys the Fun Sta-
She likes to roller skate and play
outside with her friends.
She is a members of the SMART
Girls Step Team at the Club.
She is always eager to go to and
learn about church, and participates
in the youth activities there.
"L'kerah is a very bright child.
She commands, aention through,
her warm smile and bubbly person-
ality. She is a big help with the
younger students at the Club," adds
"She is very friendly and she's
never met a stranger. She is very
well mannered and respectful to
She is an exceptional child and is
deserving of this recognition' and
HEALTHY START Clothing 'Drive at the
County Health Department also collected
baby furniture and accessories. At left is
Shena McFadden, and Joyce
The Xi Lambda Upsilon Chapter
of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home
of Jean Folsom on Sunset Drive for
its annual Christmas Party,
Members were greeted with
Santa. reindeer, sno.men... and
Christmas trees, and many. lights
outdoors, as they arrived.
Following an invocation by Emily
Walker, a meal of chicken tetra-
zenni, salad with raspberry
dressing, rolls, and iced tea was
served on tables decorated with
holly, pine, and red candles, Christ-
mas China, silver and crystal.
Dessert was Italian Creme Cake
with mistletoe coffee.
Each members brought a gift for
a nursing home resident, to-be dis-
tributed by the Service Committee,
as well as a Christmas ornament for
Refuge House Of God Outreach
Ministry on MLK Ave., will hold a
Revival 7:30 p.m. nightly, Friday
and Saturday, concluding 11 a.m.
.Sunday. Speakers are Bishop Jack-
son and Pastor Craft of Orange
New Bethel AME Church and
Elizabeth MB Church has changed
the date of the distribution of USDA
commodities to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Saturday. The distribution date re-
turns to the fourth Saturday of the
month in January and thereafter.
(Continued From Page 1)
coming from place where recycling
And that's a good thing for the de-
partment, which last year became
self-sufficient and is expected to op-
erate that way from now.
The Solid Waste Department de-
rives its income from the landfill as-
sessment, the rental pf roll-over
boxes to business, and the sale of
the recyclable materials, among
New Pool Tables
SSoft Drinks Beer -Wine,
1698 Village Square Blvd.'Tallahassee
the Ornament Exchange, conducted,
by President Connie Boland.
Entertainment for the, evening
%as "-Special Recipe for Christmas
Cookies" by Carolyn Wright.
There was also the singing of the
"Twelve Days of Christmas" lead
by Carolyn Bentley Cheshire, and
lots of laughter ensued.
The hostess gift, a festive Santa
Claus. u as won by Cindy Chancy.
Boland PsAeed each'guesti with'
a Christmas ornament filled "with
Folsom then presented each guest,
with a gift of fashion jewelry.
In attendance for this holiday af-
fair were: Barbara Boland, Connie
Boland, Judy Carney,. Cindy
Chancy,'Carolyn Bentley Cheshire,
Dee Counts, Peggy Day, Linda De-
mott, Mary Frances Drawdy, Jean
Folsom, Carolyn Hayse, Betty
Messer, Alice Sander, Mary Ann
Van Kleunen, Emily Walker, Ve-
linda Williams, and Carolyn
Willie L. Adams
In memory of our father, our
brother, and my husband, Willie L.
Adams, who passed away Dec. 9,
Miss me, but let me go. When I
come to the end of the road and the
sun has set for me, I want no sites in
my gloom filled room.'
Why cry for a son that is free?
Miss me for a little, but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Miss me, but let me go.
Sadly missed by:
Your wife, Mamie Adams,
Children: Jacquelyn Seabrooks,
Willie Adams, Jr.
other relatives and friends
REV. MAL JOPLING, rector of Christ Episcopal Church was
ordained as a priest Sunday at St. John's Cathedral 'in
Jacksonville. With him at left is his wife, Marsha, and at
right' VMarsha's mother, 'Martha Swem._ ,
Christ Episcopal Rector
Ordained Priest Sunday
Rev. Mal Jopling, Rector of Christ
Episcopal Church, was ordained a
priest by the Right Reverend John
Howard Episcopal Bishop, at St.
John's Cathedral, in Jacksonville,
Some 300 persons attended the rit-
ual, including some 30 members of
Christ Episcopal Church.
The service was marked by
organ, brass, .tympana, and choir
Hannah Clark and Catherine
Crew, of Christ Church, assisted in
the service by carrying a cross and
the banner of Christ Church.
A festive reception ended the eve-
ning before the Monticello contin-
gent drove back home, arriving late
in the evening.
: Rev. Jopling's ordination allows
"him to be the full time Priest of
Christ Episcopal Church Monticello.
He and his-wife, Marsha, moved
to Monticello after he graduated
She teaches at Leon High School,
and Fr. Mal is already working in
They have two grown children
and one granddaughter.
Marsha Jopling has family in Tal-
lahassee, and Mal has family in
Gainesville, Maryland, Tampa, and
Both families were well repre-
sented at the service.
DREAMS COME TRUE
With "Damn Yankees"
I made it on Broadway.
"My kids" have
big dreams, too.
Help us cure
Muscular Dystrophy Association
SJerry Lewis, National Chairman
,Army Pfc. Freddie J. Scott has
graduated from basic combat train-
ing at Fort Jackson, SC.
He is the son of Paula Reddick of
Horseshoe Road, Monticello, and a
2005 graduate of Jefferson County
During the nine weeks of training,
the soldier studied the Army mis-
sion, history, tradition and core val-
ues, physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in basic
combat skills, military weapons,
chemical warfare and bayonet train-
ing, drill and ceremony, marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed and un-
armed combat, map reading, field
tactics, military courtesy, military
justice system, basic first aid, foot
marches and field training exercises.
Healthy Start Drive
Brings Baby Items
Healthy Start held a clothing
drive for maternity and infant
clothing at the Jefferson County.
Health Department, Friday
Baby toys and baby furniture
was also sought.
"The clothing drive was a great
success," says Shena McFadden,
Healthy Start program coordinator.
"We received newborn through
toddler clothing through 4T for
boys and for girls.
"We also received many toys,
diapers, and blankets to give to our
clients. There were donations of
strollers, bottles, and newborn care.
items," she adds.
85 percent of what
15 percent of what
Is Your Best Buy!
The items will be given to the
Healthy Start clients for Christmas
and the leftover items will be given
to the clothing closet at the First
As an added incentive to the
clothing drive, a kitchen basket raf-
fle was held.
Everyone bringing a donation
was given a two-part ticket for the
drawing to be held Friday. '
McFadden can be reached at 342-
0170, ext 106 for more information
about the Healthy Start programs.
SINCE 1934 Flower Arrangements
Wedding Floral Designs
Home Silk Designs
House Plants & Dish Gardens,
Balloons & Stuffed Animals" .
Fruit & Gourmet Baskets.
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Church of Christ
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10 AM Bible School
11AM Worship Hour
6 PM Evening Worship
7 PM Bible Study
he who hates
Come and hear...
Wayne Warren, Minister
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., DECEMBER 16, 2005 PAGE 7
MEMBERS of the YES Group of Elizabeth Springs, GA. Front: Alice Sellers, Sarah Pur- Brenda Register, Ed Register. Back Nell
Baptist Church recently toured Pine Moun- vis, Bill Bellamy, Donna Warren, Henry War- Bellamy, Dorothy Jeffery, Juanita Cone,
tain, GA, and the next day went on to Warm ren, Marie Holm, Betty Barfield, ML Purvis, Howard Holm, Ruth Bailey, Walter Bailey.
Elizabeth Baptist YES i
Youthful Energetic Seniors
(YES) of Elizabeth Baptist visited
Pine Mountain, GA., recently,
where they enjoyed a tour ot men
Butterfly Center and a trolley ride,
through Fantasy Of Lights at Calla-
The following day, they contin-
ued into Warm Springs, GA, where
they visited FDR's Litle White-
house, shopped at antique shops
and had lunch at the Bulluch
(Continued From Page 1)
customer satisfaction above all else.
He is proud that many of his origi-
nal clients have stuck with the com-
pany, the hallmark of a satisfied
Too, he says, the economy has,
'been good;. a couple.of his competi-
tors have gone out of the business.
(allowing him a bigger share of the
pie): the hospitality industry --
which he caters to almost exclu-
-sively has been experiencing a
Sboom in hotel and motel construc-
tions and renovations; and he has
been blessed with a couple of large
Customers, whose growth has as-
sured his company's own expansion.
:But bottom line although he
won't explicitly say it -- Woodyard
brought some 20 years of manage-
rial and manufacturing experience to
the P. S. Art operation.
The manager of a manufacturing
division in the Wrangler Blue Jeans
Corporation, Woodyard moved to
Tallahassee when the company shut-
down the manufacturing division
and moved it overseas.
He subsequently worked in manu-
facturing jobs in Cairo, GA, and
Midway, FL before coming here. He
'The First Step
; Pine Mt.
Group chairperson Nell Bellamy.
said, "God is good" referring to;a
trip that began with heavy rain and
dead batteries on the church bus:
"It left all of us in the Christnmts
sprit and some anxious to return
home and begin decorating for the
season," she added. "For this, ye
She concluded that the YES
group extends much appreciation to
Jeff Sorensen and the gang' at
Sorensen's Tire for their prorapt
and courteous service on that rainy
Monday morning. "Merry Christ-
mas guys," she said.
was considering other employment
options when P. S. Art became
available for sale.
Wanting to remain in the area
and being familiar with production
line operations -- "the same princi-
ples apply," Woodyard says -- he
,embraced the opportunity.
The operation fino\ runs day and
night and, averages between 400 and
500 units a day, or about 2,0(0 pic-
tures and mirrors a week. So far this
year, according to Woodyard, that
production translates into 124,000
mirrors and pictures.
On any given day, the production
area is a beehive of activity, with
'workers at the different stations cut-
ting and joining different-sized
frames, laminating the artwork, cut-
ting the corresponding matting, and
installing the mirrors and a-twork
:into the frames.
Much of the work is done by auto-
mation, but a few jobs still are done
by hand, either because the work is
,very basic or it requires special at-
tention to detail.
Once. completed, the products are
shipped to hotel supply companies,
which then distribute the pictures
--and mirrors to individual hotels, mo-
tels and franchises across the coun-
try and beyond.
Consider that the next time you're
'in a Holiday, a Hampton, a Hyatt
Regency or any of the thousands of
other hotels and motels across the
country. Those paintings and mir-
rors on the walls of the lobby, the
rooms, and the hallways may well
have originated in Monticello.
BUILDERS CLUB was recently formed at Howard Middle right, Kiwanis past pres
School. Front, L-R: Eric Evans,, president; Lakaydria Parris, Kathy Walker, advisor, B
secretary; Tylisa Jordan, vice-president; Jasmine Francis, elect.,.
and Jasmine Grahams, co-treasurers. Back, Doug Wain-
Kiwanis Builders Club
Formed At Howard Middle
The Monticello Kiwanis Club re-
cently announced the formation of
the Kiwanis Builders Club at How-
ard Middle School.
The HMS Builders Club inducted
its slate of officers, Nov. 30.
'Officers include: Eric Evans,
president; Tylisa Jordan, vice-
president; Lakaydria Parris, secre-
tary; and Jasmine Francis, and Jas-
mine Graham, co-treasurers.
The induction ceremony was con-
ducted in front of the student body,
with Doug Wainright, immediate
past president of the Kiwanis Club,
President David Frisby, and Jim
Norton df the Jefferson County
School District, each addressing the
Frisby presented Evans with his
gavel of office.
Evans then presented all Builders
Club officers and members with
their official pins.
Kathy Walker, HMS Guidance
Counselor, serves as the faculty ad-
visor to the club.
Kiwanian George Hinchliffe said
all in attendance expect great things
from this fine group of students.
"Since the installation, they have
conducted several meetings," he
added. "They are a fine bunch of
students and are handling things on
a very professional level."
Following the ceremony,, Build-
ers officers joined the Kiwanians at
the Country Club for the weekly
meeting and lunch.
The Builders Club is dedicated to
both school and community serv-
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ices projects and builds good citi-
The Builders Club serves middle
schools, while the Key Club serv-
ices high school students and the
Circle-K Club, college students.
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Tiger Boys Win 2;
,Season Now 3-2
". The Jefferson County High
. School varsity boy's basketball
,,team climbed a 3-2 season after
winning their past two games.
When the Tigers played Maclay,
:*they squeaked by for a 59-58 win,
in the first district game of the sea-
' Demario Rivers scored 34 points,
-24 of which were in the second
halfl, had six rebounds and four
Tim Crumity, 11 points, three as-
' sists, six steals; Lamarkus Bennett,
.-one point, two steals, three assists;
.Jitavin -.Bennett, one point, seven
*.,assists and Marco Kapor, two
points, four rebounds.
Lucius Wade scored two game
.changing baskets in the fourth pe-
riod for four point, J. C. Fead and
*Paul Huggins each scored three
In the second game, the Tigers
downed Wakulla, 75-71.
Coach Omari Forts was excited
during the second game, Rivers
broke the JCHS single game scor-
ing record (44) with 45 points, 23
in the first half and 22 in the sec-
ond. He went 17 for 17 from the
free-throw line, had nine rebounds,
seven steals and six assists.
Rivers currently leads the Big
Bend in scoring, averaging over
31-31 points per game.
The former Tiger single game
scoring record was set by Robert
Williams in the late 70's under then
coach Chalmus Thomas.
Crumity, five points; Lamarkus
Bennett, eight points; James Skip-
worth, Jitavin Bennett, three points;
and Lucius Wade, seven points.
Forts said that both Lamarkus and
Lucius led the team with their de-
JACKIE McCLEES gives a little love to Distance Derby Win-
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* The Aucilla Christian Academy
middle school boy's basketball de-
feated Madison Academy 44-30,
and climbed to 5-1 season.
Brian Scholte led the Warriors
with nine points, seven rebounds,
two steals and four assists.
Brandon Dunbar, eight points, six
,rebounds, five steals and three as-
'sists; Alex. Dunkle, six points,
"seven rebounds, three steals, one
assist; Clark Christie, six points,
two rebounds; and John Stephens,
five points, two assists, one re-
bound, one steal.
Lane Fraleigh, three points; Mar-
cus Roberts, two points; Wilson
Lewis, two points, three assists; Ja-
cob Newberry, one point; and Joe
Mizell, two points, two assists.
Last week the Warrior beat Mun-
Varsity Warriors Win Over
Bell 53-50; Now 5-2 Season
The Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity boy's basketball team won
over Bell 53-50, last week, for a
TO Tampa TO
As a reward for their season end-
ing upset over Taylor County, the
Jefferson County High School foot-
ball team recently enjoyed a trip to
JCHS Coach David Collins said
the Tigers, along with him and
Coach Harry Jacobs, attended the
recent football game between the
University of South Florida and the
University of West Virginia.
Collins added that during the
game, the only touchdown for the
USF Bulls was scored by former
Tiger star quarterback Carlton Hill,
who also plays quarterback for the
"He is a true freshman," con-
Fall To Bell
The Aucilla Christian Academy
JV boy's basketball team fell to a
2-4 season after losing to Bell last
"We were winning at the.half,"
said Coach Jeremy Tuckey. "But
Swe lost the lead, missed a lot of
free throws and lay-ups. Neverthe-
less, it was a fun game to watch."
Leading the score for the Warri-
ors was Kyle Barnwell with 19
points, six steals and seven re-
A. J. Connell, three points, two
steals and two rebounds; Stephen
Dollar, five points, two steals; Rob
Searcy, two points, four steals, one
rebound; and Elliott Lewis, two
points, two steals and three re-
Prateen Patel, one steal; and Luke
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points, one steal, four blocks, one
assist and four rebounds.
Wade Scarberry, ten points, one
assist, three rebounds; Ben Gran-
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block, two assist, nine rebounds;
and Casey Gunnels, six points, six
steals, six assists.
Luke Sadler, four points, one
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AUCILLA WARRIOR Justin Payne, listens to ors currently stand at 5-2 season. (News
the referee explain why a foul was called Photo)
during the Branford game, recently. Warri-
Lady Bees Face
The Howard Middle School Lady
Bees basketball team is in a re-
building year, having lost 12 play-
ers from last year's roster, which
included all of the team starters.
Coach Corinne Stephens said that
all but two of this year's team are
sixth graders new to the game.
She added that the two Lady Bees
returning have been forced into
starting roles and asked to step up
their game several notches.
Commenting on losing the first
two games of the season held
against Madison Central and Tay-
lor County Middle, Stephens said,
"We are starting completely over
with a team having little or no ex-
perience. "We have come a long
way since day one, but we still
have a very long way tL go."
She added that both Coach Jor-
dan and herself lihse seen the Lad
Bees Mnake .a, lot of improvement
that wouldn't be obvious to specta-
tors of .the games, ."because they
were not at practice the first few
days," she said.
"These sixth graders are good
athletes, but have absolutely no
game experience and they are play-,.
ing against eighth grade girls who
have three years worth of games
under their belts," Stephens said.
"They (HMS) are learning and I
hope enjoying the opportunity to
have so much playing time."
The game scheduled against Trin-
ity was canceled.
The Lady Bees will stand at an
0-2 season until the game salted
against Havana Middle, 4 p.m.,.
Jan. 5, here.
Tiger JVs Now
Staff Writer ,
Tiger JVs are 5-1 season, after re-
In the first game, JCHS beat Ma-
Dontrell Oliver lead the Tigers
with 16 points; Anthony Johnson,
14 points; Anthony McDaniel, four
points; Maricio Scott, six points;
Jamaal Brooks, two points; Geon-
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Norton, one point; and Theo
Barger, four points.
Tigers won over Wakulla 79-49.
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18, points; Johnson, 14 points;
.Brooks, 12 points; and Torrence
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Alex Dunkle scored eight points,
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women's Ag Role Being Redefined
(Continued From Page 1)
the people who consume the prod-
ucts. Thus, it's a bit interpersonal
and social as well as agricultural.
That, at least, is my sense, from an
arm's length view of the operations."
Halsey also notes that he has been
receiving more and more inquiries
about organic production, including
the raising of grass-fed beef, as op-
posed to the traditional factory farm
The extension office, in fact, now
hosts a small farm web site that, ac- _
cording to Halsey, is IFAS's largest
repository of organic farming infor-
On the whole, Halsey says, or-
ganic enterprises tend to be smaller,
their practitioners younger, and the
aim to serve consumers as directly
as possible, versus traditional farm-
As for the question of women in
farming, Halsey says the traditional
agriculture roles of women as cooks
and bookkeepers are "a thing of the
"Women now are full-fledged
partners and in many cases they are
managing the farms while their part-
ners are earning an income off the
farm," he says.
Halsey's observations were trig-
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LEGAL NOTICE :
Notice of Auction to the Highest Bidder:
Under the authority of the Self-Storage
Facility Act, Section 83:805, the described
below has been sized for nonpayment of
rent and other incurred expenses: Unit#27
Darrell Broxsie Household goods, Unit#3
Sylvia Lamar Household goods, Unit#54
Sandra Saunders Household goods.
Auction Date: December 31, 2005 Time:
10 a.m. Place: Monticello Mini Storage,
corner of York & Railroad Streets,
12/16, 12/21, c
Technical Support Assistant wanted
at NFCC. This full-time position will
serve as technical assistant for
Campus Theater and public events,
working lighting and/or sound
equipment. This position requires
heavy lifting, climbing, and a flexible
work schedule which may include
nights and weekends. Qualifications:
AA/AS preferred. At least one year
experience with audiovisual
equipment and computers required.
Applications to: Director HR, North
Florida Community College, 325 NW
Turner Davis Drive, Madison, Florida
32340. Only complete. application
packets considered. A complete
packet includes: letter of interest;
resume and application. Application
and full job description available at
www.nfcc.edu. Questions call
850-973-9487. Application packet
must be received by 12/30/2005. EOE.
12/14, 16,21, 28, c
PT bookkeeper needed in Lloyd must
have good ref. call 322-6600
12/7, 9, 14, 16, c
Kalan Kennels Holiday help needed:
Entry level kennel tech. Must love
animals, be over 18, and willing to
work hard. 850-877-5050.
12/2, c, tfn
Cypress Truck Lines, INC Driver
Designed Dispatch. FLA ONLY/Flat
Bed students welcome. Home every
Weekend,most nights (800) 545-1351
Driver Covenant Transport. Excellent
pay & Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,. Teams,,.
Graduate Students. -,. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)695-7279 xl9.
Site Manager PT 15 hours per week
Heritage Manor, Monticello, FL
\Resume toi Flynn Mgmt. Corp., 516
iakeview Rd. Unit 8, Clearwater, FL
33756 Fax: 727-447-5516
12/2, 7, 9, 14, 16, c
Taking Applications. Our business is
striping, seal coating, asphalt repair,
etc. Ideal candidate can take on
anything and do it right without
supervision. EOE. Druggies need not
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but increases the .sense of satiety. This
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30-40% without experiencing hunger.
Significant weight loss should result
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Do you want to be just a Christian,
with no denominational names, creeds
,or practices? Jesus established His
church called the church of Christ
and you can be a member of it. We
are ready to help if you are ready to
learn. Call: 997-3466.
1/29 tfn (10/3)
Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for assessment of
your needs. 997-3553. UPS NOW
Backhoe Service: Driveways, roads,
ditches, tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten @ 997-
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and op-
erated by Andy Rudd. 997-5648.
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530, quick responses.
NEW HOME 1370 square foot. 4
bedroom, 2 bath for under $475/'
month payments. University Homes -
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,
New Starter Home (1/1) mom and
pop) in-law suite, vacation or hunters
12/2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, pd
5 Bedrooms! 3 Baths!,Plenty of room!
Buy for under $550 a month.
FIRST TIME home buyers. If you
have enough money for a deposit on
an apartment you can probably own
your own home. Call 850-576-2105.
DISCOUNTED MODELS Only 2
homes left, must go! Save $$$$ Call
3-bedroom, 1 /2 bath, central air and
heat, near school.
2-bedroom, 1-bath, central air and
heat, near school. 509-8745.
12/16, 21, pd
Country living, 2 bedroom, 2
bathroom, $550 monthly, 997-6653.
12/2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, pd
Prime downtown office space now
available in Cherry Street Commons.
-,Jack Carswell, 997-4980.
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2 or 3 bedroom $450 $650 per
month near JCKC or 1-10 421-3911.
12/2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, pd
Louie & Margaret Mills have shelled
pecans for sale. 1276 Clark Rd.
12/9. tfn, .
Red Roosters $10 each. Beautiful
Purebred Limousine bull, 14 months
old. Call 997-0901, leave message.
12/9 30, pd
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ By
Direct From Manufacturer. 20 colors
in stock with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery Available Toll
AKC Doberman puppies bred for
good dispositions. Tails docked.
Females only. Shots, wormed, health
certificates. $425, 997-8404, 556-2337
Ophthalmology Practice seeks
RN for Ambulatory Surgery
Center, PT Position; Flexible
Hours, 15 20 hrs. 2-3 days/
week; Surgery Experience
Preferred: Competitive Wages
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AUTONMO E ,
1977 Olds Cutlass 89,252 miles
$3,500.00 CASH. Clean. New tires.
Call 997-2646 M-Th 9-5.
1995 Ford Crown Vic. New Tires,
Looks & Drives Like New. $3,800
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93 Ford F250 New tires, bitakes, tune
89 Accura Legend SR 6 cylinder,
NADA Book is $2,400 Selling Price
96 Ford Mustang Convertible- Red,
New tip, new tires, 6 cyl. $4,200; *
997-6066, 997-6806 Wilson Auto,
.Seeking Mature Responsible
Man with experience managing
crews. Must speak Spanish &
English. Excellent Salary, Paid
Vacation, Bonus Benefits
available if qualified.
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Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate!
Simply the Best!
We accept all vouchers
2/2 $615 ~ 3/2 $715 -4/2 $895 ~ $50 dep.
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Homes For The Holidays .
Let Us Help Yon Get IntoA New Home
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^ Greenville Mobile home in great condi- Golf Course Views -
< tion 3Br/2Ba on 1 acre. $55,700 This home is in great
neighborhood. 4 :,
3Br/2Ba Mobile home on 5 wooded acres 4Br/2Ba on 3.24
A w/ large hardwoods. New Paint & Fire- acres. 2 car garage, '
place. $97,500 .large deck, stainless fT
steel appliances. This fT
I Cute & Cozy Lovely 3Br/2Ba home on appliances. This
1q 2.44 acres. Very Roomy! Carport, work- won't last!
(T shop & More! $165,000 $249,900 fp!
Simply the Best! k
Mixed Use Property 12 plus partially
cleared acres on US 19 south near Dennis'
Trading post only st
$16,500 per acre
New Listinq! 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
SArea cleared and ready to build on, nice
trees, paved road $27,500 each
j Look at This! Comfortable 4 bedroom 3 bath,,
home on five fenced acres w/guest house/
Playhouse w/ bath, big shop, 2 car garage,
S, 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 4
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 R6ad 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- A
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
S Nice Hillside Location 10 acres on the east 1
S 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.
A 2/1.5 mobile home on 2 ac $450
3/2 mobile home Lloyd Ac $650
A. 3/2 mobile home Christmas Ac $650
2/1 home on Dogwood St $850
SRealtor Tim Peary
See all our listings)
(maps, plats, virtual Tours
We have qualified buyers!
PAGE 16, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., DECEMBER 16, 2005
JES Students Collect
Food For Needy
In conjunction with the Annual-
County Christmas Drive and the
Christ Episcopal Church food bank,
the newly formed student council at
Jefferson Elementary School con-
ducted a canned food drive and col-
lected more than 1,000 cans of
food for needy families in the
The drive was conducted in all
grades at JES and coordinators
held a contest to see which class
would collect the most cans.
Spokesperson Gladys Roann.said
that the class with the greatest num-
ber of cans of food would win a
The winning class was the first
grade class of Sherico Parrish,
which collected more than 450 cans
This class will be given a pop
corn and juice party,' and students
will enjoy a movie, near the end of
the school day.
The collected can goods will be
distributed Monday, along with
other items donated to the annual
County Christmas Drive.
Jr. Leaders Learn Of
Criminal Justice Jobs
fIRST GRADE class of Sherico Parrish, at
Jefferson Elementary School, won the
school's contest to collect the most cans of
food for the less fortunate. The class col-
lected 450 cans of food. (News Photo)
DAVID FRISBY, police chief was among the held recently. L-R: Brittany Hobbs, Amanda
presenter the Junior Leadership Workshop Hunt, Melissa Martin, J. T. Ward, Frisby.
DIANNE FREEMAN, coordinator, speaks to
Junior Leadership Students at a recent
workshop. L-R: Tammy Davis, Tameka Mas-
sey, Keiona Scott, Aressa Blackman, Brit-
tany Hobbs, Amanda Hunt, Melissa Martin.
(News Photos) ,
The Chamber of Commerce Jun-
ior Leadership Program recently
featured presentations about em-
ployment opportunities in the local
Criminal Justice System.
Among the presenters were Mi-
chael Bishop representing Emer-
gency Management; Sheriff David
Hobbs; Police Chief David Frisby,
Judge Bobby Plaines; Warden Mar-
tha Humphries, Jefferson Correc-
The intent of this program was to
encourage young adults to seek em-
ployment in the county area, and,
to give them a heads-up on the
kinds of jobs available to them.
The students visited with, and
-toured the facilities of, the day's
presenters, and were encouraged to
The students taking part in this
program are juniors from Jefferson
County High School and Aucilla
Students include: Aressa Black-
mon, Joanna Cobb, Tammy Davis,
Serena Harvin, Brittany Hobbs,
Amanda Hunt, Shaumese Massey,
Tameka Massey, Melissa Martin,
Tony Roberts, Keiona Scott, An-
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