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Help Teach


Editorial, Page 4
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Sparks Observe

67th Wedding


Story Page6

Local Athletes


Big Bend Leaders

Story, Page 10

K-9 Team


Rigid Training

Photo, Story, Page 12
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CS Wednesday Morning

Monti. e


Published Wednesdays & Fridays


City To

City Pays $2,060 Monthly

For Service It Barely Uses

Senior Staff Writer

With AT&T charging the
city $2,060 monthly for Inter-
net connectivity, city officials
are wondering how they can
change or cancel the arrange-
"What is it going to take to
downgrade the number of T-1
lines until we can decide
something?" Councilman Tom
Vogelgesang asked last week.
"We're sitting here running the
bill with four people using it.
I'd like to cut back to one T-l
line. I think $800 a month is
easier to swallow than
The .city began paying
AT&T the $2,060 monthly fee
during the summer, in antici-
pation of it soon becoming an
Internet provider.

That expectation failed to
materialize, however. Unfore-
seen problems with the
$227,644 worth of equipment
that the city was to purchase
from Graybar Electric Com-
pany caused city officials to
cancel the contract.
In late December, city offi-
cials asked Graybar to remove
its equipment from city prop-
erty -- something the company
has yet to do.
The meter, meanwhile, con-
tinues running on the AT&T
monthly charge. To date, ac-

cording to figures in the clerk's
office, the city has paid AT&T
$14,420 for the service.
City personnel point out that
the service has offset some
other expenses. But they con-
cede that the service far ex-
ceeds the city's present needs.
City Attorney Bruce Lien-
back advised the council last
week that it was possible that

Staff Writer

The third annual Step Up
Florida kicks off Saturday
morning in Wacissa.
Step Up Florida is designed
to promote physical activity
and healthy lifestyles for all
Floridians, and highlights op-
portunities for physical activ-
ity in the community.

Event Begins
With A Walk
In Wacissa

Coordinator Marianne Goe-
hrig said there is something
for everyone, no matter the
age of fitness level.
"Join us as we bike, walk
and run the Step Up Florida
fitness flag through Jefferson
County, beginning with a
walk at 8 a.m. in Wacissa,"
she said.
Various activities continue
throughout the day until the
fitness flag is passed to Madi-
son County at 1:45 p.m. at the
county line on US 90.
Family Field Day at the
Jefferson County Recreation
Park from 10 a.m. until noon,
features special prizes, games
with the Boys and Girls Club,

a reading of the Step Up Flor-
ida proclamation, and a walk
ion Li,, new Ike Anderson
Bike Trail with Mayor Julie
Goehrig said that regular ex-
ercise reduces the risk of car-
diovascular disease, which is
the leading cause of death in
the county.
Physical activity helps con-
trol weight, decreases high
blood pressure and reduces
the risk for diabetes and colon
cancer, as well as the symp-
toms of arthritis. It can even
reduce depression and
anxiety, she said.
50 percent of adults do not
get enough exercise, and 25
percent of adults are not active
Step Up Fl1Jiida promotes
60 A Day, the Florida Way,
encouraging 60 minutes of
physical activity per day for
better health.
"But if that sounds daunting,
remember that every little bit
helps," said Goehrig. "For ex-
ample, just 30 minutes of
brisk walking five days per
week will help lower your
blood pressure and control
your weight.
"Tie little changes you
make each day can add up to
big improvements in your
health," she added:
The Centers for Disease
(See Step Up Page 2)

the city might be able to nego-
tiate a better arrangement with
AT&T. At the least, he said,
the contract provided for the
city to negotiate a reduction of
the service.
"We're paying $2,060 a
month for something we don't
need," Leinback said.
Questions arose as to why
the city should keep even one
T-l line, if it was not going to
provide Internet service.
"If we're not going to be an
Internet provider, we don't

need any of the lines," said
City Superintendent Don An-
derson, one of the system's
main proponents.
Councilman Luther Pickle
"Why would we keep one
line if we don't need even
one?" he asked.
But others pointed out that it
might not be so easy to get out
of the contract, especially if
the city adopted an antagonis-
tic attitude.
"AT&T can say, 'you're un-

der contract, why should
we?"', Councilman Brian
Hayes pointed out. "I think we
need to get our attorney to
open negotiations with the
company to see if we can
eliminate all four lines."
Of course, that was predi-
cated on the premise that the
city no longer wanted to pro-
vide Internet service, Hayes
said. He wanted to know if
that, in fact, was the case?
When no response was read-
ily forthcoming, Hayes pro-

Julianne Salancy was so excited when she found this her, and made the presentation on the spot. (News
heart-shaped box of chocolates for her mother, Ann, Photo)
she could not wait until she got home to give them to

THIS WESTBOUND semi overturned Thursday while trying to get onto the 1-10 ramp
at US Highway 19. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, excessive speed caused
the accident, which blocked westbound traffic for several hours. (News Photo)

Comcast Says No Rate Increase

Is Contemplated For Monticello

Senior Staff Writer

A representative of Comcast
Cable Service who visited the
City Council last week got an
earful for her trouble. It's
doubtful, however, that much
will come from the visit.
Among the complaints that
Comcast General Manager
K.C. McWilliams heard from

council members and members
of the public about her com-
pany: poor reception; poor
service, including frequent
power outages and "a customer
service that sucks"; a paucity
of available channels; and pro-
jected rate increases.
"We already pay more than
Tallahassee and they get ump-
teen more channels," said
Ralph Reed, a citizen.
McWilliams assured every-

one that Comcast contem-
plated no rate increase for the
local market at present, no
matter what information may
have been mailed to the con-
"If a letter went out to that
effect, it was an error,"
McWilliams said.
She expressed astonishment
that local customers weren't
able to access Fox News or the
(See Comcast Page 2)


Step Up Florida

Kicks Off On Sat.

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a Am

Rev I isit interne

posed that the city consider ex-
ploring the possibility of pur-
chasing certain of Graybar's
Hayes said the word he got
from an expert whom he hired
to examine the Graybar equip-
ment was that it was top-of-
the-line and offered to the city
at minimum cost. It behooved
the city to look into the possi-
bility of buying some of the
equipment, Hayes said.
"If we're not intending to go
into the Internet service, it's a
waste of time," Hayes said.
"But otherwise, it's worth ex-
If nothing else, the generator
alone could be used, whether
or not the city went into the
Internet service, Hayes.
"We're now in a hurricane
mode," Hayes said. "Wouldn't
it be nice if we could run City
Hall and the Police Depart-
ment on the generator in case
of a power outage."
He wasn't completely giving
up on the idea of becoming an
Internet service provider
either, he said.
"The Internet is going to be
an integral part of economic
development," Hayes said. "If
the equipment goes and two
years from now we decide we
want to do it, it will cost a lot
The council agreed to meet
in special session Wednesday
and thrash out what direction
the city should take, insofar as
the purchase of the equipment
and the providing of Internet
The meeting was scheduled
to take place 3 p.m. in City


Truck Blocks

Ramp On 1-10

Staff Writer

An overturned semi with
trailer blocked the westbound
entrance ramp off of US-19
South at I-10, for several
hours before it was removed,
FHP reports that Everett
Toliver, 53, of Smiths, AL,
was driving his 2003 Interna-
tional semi on to the west-
bound entrance ramp from
US-19 South, making a left
hand turn.

Driver Going
Fast, Per FHP
Toliver was traveling too
fast to make the turn safely
and the tractor trailer truck
combination vehicle, overturn
one fourth of a turn onto its
right side, partially blocking
the ramp.
Fork lifts and a second rig,
as well as two industrial size
wreckers were brought to the
The cargo was unloaded
from Toliver's trailer and
transferred to the second
trailer, and Toliver's rig was
then righted.
Damage was estimated at


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SBANNER on Washington Street proclaims Feb. 18 as Step-Up Florida Day, an event
Sponsored by the Health Department to promote exercise and physical activity as a
way to stay healthy. (News Photo)
,-!i i- L

:Step Up
(Continued From Page 1)
Control has several sugges-
tions for increasing the
amount of physical activity in
daily life, including;
*Walk, cycle, jog, skate to
work, school, the store, or
place of worship.
*Park the car further away'
from your destination.
*Get on or off the bus several -
blocks away.

Florida Kick-Off

*Take the stairs instead of the
elevator or escalator.
*Play with children or pets.
*Perform gardening or home
repair activities.
*Use leg .power, and take
small trips on foot to get your
body moving.
*Exercise while watching
TV. For example, use hand
weights, stationary bicycle,
treadmill, stairmaster, or

*Dance to music.
*Keep a pair of comfortable
walking or running shoes in

Staff Writer

Through the efforts of offi-
cers of the Monticello Police
Department, their spouses,
dispatchers and area residents,
officers were able to reunite a
lost four year old child with
Lhis-rnetherlast week?.-...-........
MPD Sgt. Roger Murphy re-
ports that Friday afternoon at
approximately 3:40 p.m., City
Police received a call from a
President who reported finding
a small boy wandering on
Dixie Street off of North Jef-
ferson Street.
Investigator Eddie O'Neal
responded to the Dixie Street
area and met with the caller
,and the child.
The child was a fouryear
old who was only able to give
:his first name. The boy also
told police that he had a little
Murphy sad the resident had
taken the little boy to nearby
residences in an attempt to
find someone who may know
the child, but no one could
identify him.
O'Neal drove the child
around the area in hopes that
he could identify his house,
but the child was not able to

do so.
O'Neal took the child to the
Police Department where the
child was cared for as the in-
vestigation continued.
Several off duty officers
came in to assist in the inves-
Th6 State Agency of Chil-
dren and Family Services was
c'...eontaeted -and MPD commu-
nications personnel began
making phone calls to people
in the community to solicit
assistance in finding out the
identity of the child.
The efforts eventually paid
off. As officers began can-
vassing the nearby neighbor-
hood, a dispatcher located the
grandparents of the child, and
the grandparents told the ad-
dress of the child's residence,
which was a block,away from
where the child was located.
Police made contact with
the mother about 6:30 p.m.
and she said she had put the
child down for an afternoon
nap soinetime before the child
was located.
The mother said the child
had apparently climbed out of
a window and left the resi-
An investigation into the in-
cident continues by both

Historical Association Sets

Meeting, Dinner, Program
The Jefferson County His- collector/archaeologist. March 25 and 26 will be sold.
torical Association meets 6 It is free and the public is en-
p.m., Monday at the Wirick courage to attend. Important new stops include:
Simmons House, with a dinner The Mansion at Dixie Planta-
and program. Brinson said: "We have had tion with an Antique Show and
A southern dinner of ham numerous request to present a Sale, private homes not on the
and all the 'complements is program on the artifacts of Jef- tour before, Wideman-Crev
planned, with carryouts avail- ferson County. Home, Scot-Skelton Home,
able. "You will be surprised at the and a private antique car and
Tickets for the dinner are age of these artifacts; our his- carnival collection.
10 '-and ,' carryouts are tory begins way before the In- Many added treats are in
available. dians were here." store for tour goers, among
SProceeds will help in land- She went on to say that the them a musical program at
escaping and replacing the anti- Historical Association is eager 2:30 p.m., March 26, at the
qn'ated central heating unit at to welcome new members. Opera House, featuring Arnold
the Historical Association Burkart and friends with vocal
Headquarters. Dues can be paid at this and instrumental music from
SAdvance tickets can be pur- meeting. Copies of the award his new book, "Songs and
chasedd b) calling Beulah Brin- winning "History of Jefferson Tunes from the Scottish En-
son -at 997-2465 or Eleanor County," by Jerrell Shofner, lightenment."
Hawkins at 997-2863. will also be available for pur-
The program begins at 7:30' chase. All of this is included in the
p.m., presented by Roger Bar- Tickets for the upcoming ticket price of $25 for adults,
rett, local businessman, Tour of Homes scheduled $5 for children.

Prepared By County News, Inc. 2005 All Rights Reserved
(800) 580-0485 inv~.countynewsinc.com

your car and office. Beggs Funeral Homes
*Make a Saturday morning 9
walk a group habit. Monticello Chapel, Madison Chapel, Perry Chapel & Apalachee Chapel
* Walk while doing errands. If you have lost a loved one and don't know who to turn to for help, Beggs Funeral Homes are committed to serving the families
k wie di information and cominuiities in this time of need. They offer a wide range of funeral services, burial, pre-need planning and cremation choices.
For additional n formation Their staff of caring professionals prides themselves in providing personalized, compassionate service before, during and after the
About Step Up Florida, slated funeral service. They respect and satisfy every family's unique needs by offering customized funeral service options. They
for Feb. 18, contact Goehrig maintain the highest ethical standards, recognize and appreciate local customs and religious practices. They are committed to
honoring and celebrating all lives that have been lived, and believe that success is providinggenuine care-and concern for the
at 342-0170, ex. 206. individual, the family and the community. Their goal is to help the grief stricken survivors of a loved one get through the transition
to acceptance.
If you find that Beggs Funeral Homes can best serve you, or for more information on their services for your future or
current needs, the editors of this 2006 Business Review and Reference Guide suggest that you contact them today. The
S1Monticello Chapel is located at 485 East Dogwood in Monticello, phone 997-5612; the Madison Chapel is located at 301
d l y Northwest Orange in Madison, phone 973-2258, the Perry Chapel is located at 201 West Main Street in Perry, phone 838-
2929 and-the Apalachee Chapel is located 3322 Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee, phone 942-2929.

st Child Thomas L. Lawrence, MD
-', -,;. ,.. Serving The Community Since 1998
MPD and Children and Faii- Seeihgn-~ icldtake her first steps...watching the rainbow appear right before your eyes...stargazing on a summer's night. Sight is
ily Services. a precious gift given to us for a reason to see a colorful world. Dr. Lawrence specializes in treatment for cataracts and glaucoma
ily ari j ji- perform the most advanced laser vision correction surgery available. Dr. Lawrence is the eye specialist to help you
Murphy notes a number of achieve what your sight should be 20/20.
citizens became involved in f0r. Lawrence takes the time to examine your eyes thoroughly. Dr. Lawrence and his highly skilled staff have dedicated themselves
trying to find tlhe child's.fam- to practicing teamwork, and maintaining a friendly and positive work environment.
SHis goal is to make every individual feel important and well cared for. He offers his patients and their families comprehensive
ily, including the spouses of medical and surgical eye care.
police officers. The writers of this 2006 Business Review and Reference Guide suggest that you call now at 942-EYES (3937) or visit them
"Having the community's at 3401 Capital Medical Bouleivard in Tallahassee to schedule your appointment and start seeing the real beauty of life.
For more information on Dr. Lawrence's services, visit him online at www.tomlawrencemd.com.
help is such situations is very
important to Law Enforce-
ment; !'Murphy concluded: ...-- ..........,............ ....:':..'.:'...:..... ... ..-.-.

Comcast Rate increase

(Continued From Page 1)
History and Gulf channels. She
promised to look into the mat-
ter and correct it if at all possi-
As for the request that Com-
cast make digital service avail-
able here, McWilliams pro-
nounced it "absolutely cost
"If we could do it, we
would," McWilliams said.
She estimated it would cost
$500,000 to extend fiber-optic
lines the 15 or so miles from
Tallahassee to Monticello, a
cost that she said couldn't be
justified given the scarcity of
houses between the two points.

Comcast, however, was keep-
ing an eye on the development
that was occurring in.the area,
she said. And as soon as that
development reached the nec-
essary number of houses per
mile to make it feasible, the
company would extend the
fiber-optic lines, she said.
McWilliams promised to
look into the complaints about
the poor service. The last thing
her company wanted was lose
customers, she said.
She also promised to make
more frequent visits to the
council in the future, to keep
the lines of communications


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TWYNETTA HOWARD was nominated Jefferson Elemen-
tary School Teacher of the Year. (News Photo)

Twynetta Howard

Named JES

Teacher Of Year

Managing Editor

Twynetta Howard is Jeffer-
son Elementary School's
nomination for District
Teacher of the Year.
She has taught for 18 years,
five of them at JES where she
is currently teaching second
Howard holds a bachelor's
degree in Education, with a
major in Early Childhood Edu-
She is certified to teach pri-
mary and elementary educa-
JES Principal Sandra Col-
lins said of Howard: "She has.
a creative imagination that al-
lows her to make classroom
work interesting to her stu-
"Her personal characteristics
include patience and consid-
eration, emotional stability,
and good judgment.
"She is an asset to our
school, and understands both
students and the learning proc-
ess to an exceptional degree."
Former JES Principal Jim
Norton said of Howard: "As
an educator, Ms. Howard ex-
emplified professionalism at
all times.
"She has excelled in the
classroom and each year her
students show tremendous aca-

demic gain.
"Because of her personality,
positive attitude, she has
maintained good rapport with
her peers which is most benefi-
cial to the education of her stu-
Parent Barbara Gamble said
of Howard: "She is a caring,
loving, and concerned teacher.
"She sends home weekly
newsletters to inform parents
of skills taught that week, as
well as graded papers.
"My son, her student, said
Ms. Howard makes learning
Defining her interpretation
of pro 'essiona li sm" Ho:\ ard
said: "Professionalism in-
eludes rhe manner in m hv.ch
one aspires to become an ex-
pert in his/her field.
"I have incorporated profes-
sionalism 'into my develop-
ment as an educator, by
seeking to constantly acquire
Howard remains current with
teaching strategies by serving
as a supervising teacher for
student interns and attending
professional development
training activities.
Among her personal accom-
plishments as a teacher, How-
ard notes: "My students are
eager to come to school and
are rarely absent, and they ex-
press how fun and exciting
learning is in my classroom."

Staff Writer

Monticello Sgt. Roger Mur-
phy warns residents to take
measures to protect their vehi-
cles from auto theft, in the
light of two thefts in -the city,
in just over a week.
"Make sure your vehicle is
secured and if you have an
alarm, set it," urged Murphy.
"Park your vehicle in a well-
lighted area and invest in an
antitheft device such as the
Club (a steering wheel lock).
"The people who steals cars
are looking for something
convenient that they can get
quickly and not get caught,"
said Murphy. "They're scop-
ing out an easy target."
The two stolen vehicles in-
clude a Buick Park Avenue

that was reported stolen Jan.
27, from a resident in the Fan-
tasyland Apartments,
That vehicle was recovered
the morning of Jan. 28, aban-
doned on Highway 90 by the
Leon County Sheriffs Office.
A Monticello Police Depart-
ment Investigator was sent to
process the vehicle for evi-
dence and fingerprints, and
the investigation continues.
The second vehicle was re-
ported missing Monday
morning, from the Quality
Used Auto Sales car lot.
It is a 1978 GMC pickup
truck, blue and white with a
camper shell. That vehicle
has not yet been recovered.
Anyone seeing the vehicle
or knowing its whereabouts,
is asked to call MPD at 342-

What is Step Up, Florida!s.?
Step Up, Florida!sM is a time for you to get active and get healthy by
taking advantage of great physical activity opportunities that Flo'rida has
to offer. In the month of February every county will be hosting a Step
Up, Florida!sM event.

Jefferson County's Step Up, Florida!s. Schedule
February 18, 2006


8:00am : Walk in Wacissa led by the DOers Club, a diabetes support group.
8:15am 4: Bike ride from Wacissa, through Capps, ending at the Winn-Dixie
Shopping Center in Monticello.
10:00am Family field day begins at the Jefferson County Recreation Park,
sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend.
10:45am *o Open registration begins at Jefferson County Recreation Park for kick-off
event and walk.
:* Aucilla Cross County Team runs the fitness flag from the Winn-Dixie
Shopping Center to the Jefferson County Recreation Park, utilizing the
new Ike Anderson Bicycle Trail.
11:15am Kick-off event in the Jefferson County Recreation Park to include a reading
of the Step Up, Florida!sM Proclamation by County Commissioner
Chairman Danny Monroe and remarks by Mayor Julie Conley and Kim
Barnhill, Jefferson County Health Department Administrator.
11:35am 4 Warm-up and stretch session.
11:45am Walk lead by Mayor Julie Conley and Commissioner Danny Monroe
around the walking path in the Jefferson County Recreation Park one time
and then down the new Ike Anderson Bicycle Trail to junction with US 90.
12:00pm 4 End of Family Fun Day at Jefferson County Recreation Park.
12:15pm 4' Bicycling from junction of the new Ike Anderson Bicycle Trail and US 90 to
the Madison/Jefferson county line.
1:45pm n Pass Step Up, Florida!sM ftag to Madison County

To participate please contact Marianne Goehrig at 342-0170 ext 206
or meet at the Jefferson County Recreation Park for the Family Field Day
and the Kick-off event (details given above).


The Jefferson County Humane Society

6"Bless the Beast"


February 18, 2006 @ 6:00pm

Monticello Opera House

*Gourmet Hors D'oeuvres *Cash Bar
*Silent & Live Auction *Door Prizes
Tickets are only $25.00 per person

Drawings to be Held for Horse Raffle!!
Raffle Tickets $5.00 Each or Five for $20.00

"Bo" "Bella"

17 hh 15 hh
Quarter Horse Gelding Quarter Horse 1v
You do not have to be present to win

V;Iue Packed
01 r il l Manufacturing
MI If M:n I Dealer Discounts

Call ForDeals 1-800-964-8335

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact
Caroline Carswell at 997-4000 or 264-5927

Police Warn Citizens TO

Be Wary Of Auto Theft

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Cemeteries Help

Teach History

U.S. Army (Ret)

"Beautiful." "Educational."
"Inspiring." That's how many
people describe the commemo-
rative cemeteries and memori-
als maintained overseas by the
American Battle Monuments
Commission (ABMC).
These places are part of our
nation's history perpetual re-
minders of our willingness to
help others in need.
The Commission traces its
roots back to World War I,
when more than one million
Americans were deployed to
Many of its cemeteries are
off the beaten path, near fa-
mous battlefields of World
Wars I and II. Others are near
tourist centers that cater rou-
tinely to Americans.
Places of lasting beauty, these
cemeteries can teach history
and inspire feelings of grati-
tude and patriotism in visitors
of all ages. ABMC encourages
all Americans to include these
splendid shrines in their travel
plans abroad.
While many traveling in
Europe know about the Ameri-
can cemetery in Normandy
that overlooks Omaha Beach
,few realize that the Commis-
sion also maintains cemeteries
just as beautiful in locations
suck as Cambridge England;
Paris, France; and Florence, It-
These lesser-known cemeter-

ies and commemorative sites
also provide visitors with in-
sight into the sacrifices Ameri-
cans have made in the service
of freedom.
For example, the Aisne-
"arne Cemetery in France
holds special significance in
U.S. Marine Corps history,
while the Meuse-Argonne
Cemetery in France is impor-
tant in Army history, with over
14,000 soldiers buried there
who gave their lives in the suc-
cessful Meuse-Argonne Offen-
sive in 1918.
Most of those buried or me-
morialized in the Cambridge
American Cemetery outside
London died during World
War II in the strategic bom-
bardment of Northwest Europe
or in the Battle of the Atlantic.
In the Ardennes American
Cemetery southwest of Liege,
Belgium are many who died in
the Battle of the Bulge. Others,
including General George S.
Patton, are buried in Luxem-
bourg American Cemetery just
three miles east of downtown
Luxembourg City.
ABMC cemeteries are part
of our national, heritage. We
are proud to maintain them for
the American people to honor
and respect the sacrifice of
American's armed forces, and
to fulfill the promise of Gen-
eral John J Pershing that time
will not dim the glory of their
(Brig. Gen. Nicholson is the
Secretary of the American Bat-
tle Monuments Commission.)

From Our Files

February 14, 1996
New Mayor Willie Cuyler Sr.
made it clear last week he
plans to run a tight ship during
his mayoralty.
Even if the $30,000 grant to
fund the Juvenile Justice (On
Track) Program here is ap-
proved this year, school offi-
cials say the district will still
be hard pressed to continue the
program without some down
The lone robber who hit
Farmers and Merchants Bank
branch at 2000 Apalachee
Parkway Monday afternoon
was apprehended by police
within an hour of the incident.
February 12, 1986
Concept of a countywide fire
department got another boost
this week when Lou Rothman
of Lloyd placed red and white
metal signs supporting the plan
in several local business win-
A work release program is
being developed for persons
incarcerated on lessor offenses
at the Jefferson County Jail.
After hearing the facts on the
benefits of water fluoridation,
City Councilmen voted last
week to begin fluoridating
Monticello water.

February 12, 1976
The Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy warriors placed 2nd in the
Apalachicola Valley Confer-
ence Tournament.
Dave Braswell, owner and
operator of Dave's Truck Stop
in Lamont, had added another
truck stop to his operation.
Saturday, Feb. 7, was a per-
fect day for baseball in Jasper
and Jefferson High's Tiger
took full advantage of it.

February 11, 1966
Seaman Recruit Michael W.
Kirkland, 19, USN son of Mr.
and Mrs. Eulis B. Kirkland of
Monticello, is undergoing
seven weeks of basic training
at the Naval Training Center in
Great Lakes, IL.
The Jefferson County Board
of Public Instruction has an-
nounced the employment of
Brent Hall.
William B. Johnson, gradu-
ate of Mississippi State Uni-
versity has joined the faculty
of Monticello High School as a
new Vo-ag teacher.
February 10, 1956
Deputy Sheriff J.B. Thomas
announced he will be a candi-
date for sheriff in the May pri-


- Opinion & Comment

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Our Society Growing Coarser

As I survey the passing pa-
rade, I admit to some confu-
sion and sometimes even
We have become a coarse
society, and in many areas,
even a vulgar society.
Things once said to our doc-
tors are now said on national
television. I don't have to go
into detail here.
The advent of cell phones
has brought more rudeness.
Folks gab on their cell phones
in doctor's offices, restaurants,
and retail stores with everyone
in earshot having to endure
one side of the conversation.
Sales in retail stores have be-
come shoving matches. Who
can forget the Associated Press
photo of a woman who was
knocked to the floor while
herds of shoppers rushed past
The other day, on my way to
lunch, I saw a young man
whose pants were literally fal-
ling off. It's the style, a friend
told me. I think it looks ridicu-
Perhaps we take our lead
from the spinmeisters in Wash-



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ington where sliming the op-
ponent passes for meaningful
debate because it seems harder
and harder to have honest dis-
agreements without personal
Manners are in short supply.
We don't talk to each other we
talk at each other.
The gal over at FSU who
will be posing in Playboy
magazine gets a big write up as
though she really accom-
plished something. Values'?
Then there's the tension be-
tween athletics and academics.
We worship our gridiron stars
even though some of them are

Americans Love Pets

Pet owners aren't like other
people. For many, the love
they have for their four-legged
friend is demonstrated by their
care for his or her well-being.
This is a very personal prac-
tice that is a very personal
practice that some take to more
of an extreme than others.
Dogs are more than just
man's best friend; most dog
lovers say that choosing the
righr r1og is a lot like finding
Mr. or Mrs. Right
in fact, 82 percent of dog
owners claim it was love at
first sight when they laid eyes
on their pooch.
Moreover, nearly 60 percent
admit they are as picky when
selecting a dog as they are
when searching for their per-
fect mate, with personality,
physical attributes and pedi-

gree taking top honors as the
crucial criteria against which
to measure their match.
Pushing their love to the
limit, if trapped on a desert is-
land, nearly 60 percent of
those surveyed would want to
have their dog there too, far
outranking significant others,
parents, siblings and friends as
companions of choice a good
thing, since 55 percent of own-
ers think, since 55 percent of
owners think their pet exhibits
jealousy if they direct their at-
tention to someone else.
More over dear, the dog
needs more space. According
to those surveyed, dogs are of-

ten the proverbial kings and
queens of their castles, sharing
many everyday experiences
right by their owners sides.
In fact, 54 percent of those

will be depleted by 2020.
What then?
Herman says there are sev-
eral ways to obtain oil but
many are more difficult than
just pulling it out of the
ground. There is shale oil bur-
ied in areas such as the Rocky
Mountains, Canada and
Siberia. The shale is dug up,
pulverized, heated, refined and
turned into gasoline. Oil sands
in Canada and Siberia can be
treated and gasoline can be ex-
The gasification of coal is an
option, says Herman. The cur-
rent supply of coal, which has
a high sulfur content, could

barely literate. An ac
dismissed as nerdy.
Each day's news
with revolting and
stories. Child abuse
abuse, road rage, r
co-workers, disagree
lead to shootings an
are part of the daily fa
Arson at church
bama is an outrage. I
prepetrators are broug
tice soon.
SShame was once a
moderator of behavic
not true any longer
there seems to be no s

Kids three or four years old
run households these days.
I've heard parents say, "we'd
like to go out to dinner, but he
just won't behave."
S And these same kids have is-
sues. How do you like that?
The only issue I recall as a kid
was doing what my parents
told me to do and if I didn't,
consequences were swift.
We boast about having com-
"--I puters in elementary schools.
ademi I'm not sure that means much.
ademic is
What about social skills, cog-
nitive skills, the ability to
is filled frame a position. No computer
disgusting can teach any of this.
C, spouse
murdering Time was kids weren't over-
nents that weight because they played
d killings outside. Now they are glued to
are. video games. We're going
s in Ala-
hope the I opened this column by say-
,ht to jus- ing I was confused and some-
times angry.
powerful Confused as to how we got
r. That's to be such a coarse society and
because angry at the consequences.
hame. How about you?

surveyed let their beds and 24
percent of dog owners said that
they even allow their dogs to
eat off of their plates.
One thing that's increasingly
apparent: Dogs are part of the
Seventy percent of owners
refer to themselves as their
dog's "mommy" or "daddy,"
while more than 40 percent ad-
mit to having considered car-
ing for their dog a dry run for
caring for a child.
In addition, more than half
of dog owners (62 percent)
clearly feel that it is socially
acceptable to feature their dog
in family photos or holiday
Social circles are as impor-
tant to dogs as they are for
people. Forty-five percent of
dog owners claim their pooch

last hundreds of years. The
technology of creating clean
energy from coal is available,
but expensive. "It all comes
down to how much we arc
willing to spend before we de-
cide to make a change," says
Herman thinks nuclear en-
ergy could be the future of en-
ergy. "We know how to
produce nuclear energy safely.
But people are scared of it.
They don't understand that you
get more radiation during a
day of sunning at the beach
than you would during an acci-
dent at Three Mile Island, the
nuclear power plant in Penn-

has a regular group of play-
mates, while 52 percent of
those coordinate play dates at
least once a week.
And if the sky was the limit
for dog owners, Oprah Win-
frey, Paris Hilton, Jessica
Simpson and Brad Pitt top the
list for dog-loving celebrities,
who, along with their dogs,
they'd love to meet for an af-
ternoon play date.
Nowadays, celebrities are of-
ten seen gracing the pages of
magazines with their dogs in
From pocket-size pooches to
two at a time, stars are a high-
profile example of the joys of
dog ownership. So does all
that star power influence the
way everyday dog owners treat
their pets'?
(See Pets Page 5)

sylvania, because of the latest
in safety technology," says

He cites the Chernobyl acci-
dent in Russia as a horrible ex-
ample of what could happen
when the safety specifications
are ignored in the construction
of a power plant.
But by using the knowledge
the nuclear industry has at its
fingertips, a similar accident in
the US would not happen, ex-
plains Herman. Also, the capa-
bility to store nuclear waste
safely long enough to lose its
radioactivity is common
knowledge among nuclear cx-
(See Energy Page 5)

Radford (Un.) University

Fnergy is a hot topic these
days with the rising gasoline,
heating oil and natural gas
prices and the concern of how
our use of fossil fuels affect
the environment. The prospect
of alternative energies such as
biodeisel fuel, solar and nu-
clear power may not seem too
far off and could be the an-
swer to saving the environ-
ment for future generations.
Radford University physics
professor Rhett Herman says
that the easily recoverable oil,
which is the least expensive,

Alternative Energies

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Preparations Underway

Staff Writer

Preparations are underway
for the Fifth Annual Educa-
tional Partnership Rally,
slated for 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
Saturday, March 11 at How-
ard Middle School.
This year's theme is," Com-
mitment Comes From The

(Continued From Page 4)
Fiance is a great example of
a country utilizing nuclear
power, says Herman. In 1999,
France had 58 nuclear reactors
supplying a significant per-
centage of its energy. "I don't
think the U.S. would move for-
ward with alternative energies
until it is forced to," says Her-
What does all this mean for
planet Earth? According to the
scientific community, says
Herman, the planet can heal on
its own if steps are taken to re-
duce pollution. He gives the
example of the growth of the
ozone hole in the Antarctic due
to the increase in the use of
chlorofluorocarbons in house-
hold items such as
Once the use of CFCs was
banned, evidence shows, the
hole has stopped growing.
Herman says that there are sci-
entific indications that the hole
will actually start to shrink and
return to historically-normal
levels in a few decades.
"Can the planet recover?
Sure," says Herman. "We need
to consciously stop throwing.
things out of balance and start
being proactive in providing
viable solutions to our energy
"The scientific community
knows what those solutions
are," adds Herman. "We just
need to use them."

(Continued From Page 4)
More than 50 percent say no
way at least not when it
comes to dictating choice of
breed and a whopping 85
percent claim the way celebri-
ties care for their canines has
absolutely no impact on the
way they treat their own.

Coordinator Mary Madison
relates "We are pursuing com-
mitment of youth, parents and
the community to converge on
choices for good health."
Among participants this
year are the County Health
Department, and the school
mentoring program.
Also, Madison Avenue For
Kids, Inc. joins again with the
education system and
partners, to continue encour-
aging every youth to commit
themselves to their education
and to inspire commitment
from every parent to become
actively involved in their chil-
dren's academic, social and
health success.
The partnership group con-
sists of Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 251 and Ladies
Auxiliary, Family Literacy
(under the patronage of the
Jefferson County Adult
School), the County Retired
Educators Association, and
the Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Center, Inc.
The Adult School partner
will conduct a forum at Mt.
Morilla Church on Highway
257 in Lamont, 6 p.m., Feb.

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Madison is soliciting mone-
tary donations, door prizes
and the presence of residents.
She also encourages preregis-
tration for youth and parents
to help make adequate prepa-
Registration forms can be
picked up at the Adult School,
Library, Boys and Girls Club,
Jefferson Elementary School
from Mentoring coordinator
Edna Henry, at JES, or call
Madison at 997-4504 or 210-
7090 for information, regis-
tration forms, or to make a
All registered students will
receive a free "I am commit-
ted" T-shirt, the opportunity
to chat and receive autographs
from Miami Dolphins All Pro
Corner Back #29, Sam Madi-
Attendees are encouraged to
bring cameras if pictures are
Parents and guardians will
receive a certificate of partici-
pation, have the opportunity
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Sparks Celebrate 67th

Wedding Anniversary

Staff Writer


Homes Of Mourning

Hayley Grantham
Hayley Yvonne Grantham
age 10. an Aucilla Christian
Acader.y student died Febru-
ary 8. 2006 at Hospice House
in Tallahassee.
.Funeral services were held
Saturday February 11, 2006,
11 a.m. at First Baptist Church,
Monticello. Interment fol-
lowed at Beth Page Cemetery.
Family received friends
Friday, February 10, 2006
from 6:00 to 9:00 at Beggs Fu-
neral Home Monticello
Hayley has lived most her
life here in Monticello. She at-
tended Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy. She was an honorary
member of the Aucilla Chris-
tian Academy Varsity Cheer-
leading Team. She also loved
T-ball. fishing and Tae Kwon
Do. Hayley attended Abundant
Life Harvest Church of Monti-
She is survived by her par-
ents Perry and Tracie Gran-
tham of Monticello, maternal
grandparents Larry and Nancy
Shiver of Monticello and pa-
ternal grandparents Sandy and
Wayne Grantham of Thomas-
ville, Georgia, maternal great
grandparents Charles Quinton
Shiver (and wife Joyce) and
the late Jewell Mae Shiver, and
maternal great grand parent
Eunice Durio and, paternal
great grandfather Roy Gran-
tham and the late Margaret
Grantham, one uncle Kenneth
Shiver, two Aunts Alicia
Shiver and Lynn Tyre, first
cousins Jaydyn Tyre, Gracie
Shiver, Taylor Cintron. She
also had many loving friends
and class mates.
The family would like to of-
fer their deepest appreciation
and gratitude to each person
and organizations who have
offered their support during
the past year.

Sally K. Lott
Sally K Lot age 87, resident of
Taylor Care Center of Jackson-
ville and formerly of Monti-
cello died February 9, 2006
with her family at her side.
Funeral services were held
Monday 13, 2006 at the First
United Methodist Church at 11
a.m. Interment followed at
Oakfield Cemetery Monticello.
The family received friends
from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday
February 12, 2006 at Beggs
Funeral Home Monticello
Chapel. Donations may be
made to the First United Meth-
odist Church: 324 W. Walnut
Street, Monticello.
Sally was born May 29,
1918, in Brooklyn NY. She
left Brooklyn at the age of 21
and moved to West Palm
Beach, where she met and
married John T. Lott. They
soon moved to Monticello
where they enjoyed 55 years
together until John .passed
away on December 27, 1995.
She has joined him in Heaven.
Sally was a loving wife,
mother and friend. She loved
Monticello and all of her
friends there. She was a loyal
employee of Monticello Nurs-
ery Co. for 25 years and a de-
voted member of the First
United Methodist Church in
Monticello for over 50 years.

She served her community
with the American Cancer So-
ciety. Friends of the Library
and American Legion Auxil-
iary until her health no longer
permitted her to do so.
She is survived by her son
Tony Lott and his wife Dianne
of Jacksonville and one daugh-
ter Sally Hanson of Tallahas-
Dollie Brock Malloy
Dollie Mae Brock Malloy
agc 66, a retired Secretary
with Jefferson County School
died Friday, February 10, 2006
at her home in Monticello.
Funeral Service will be at 11
a.m. Tuesday February 14,
2006 at Beggs Funeral Home
Monticello Chapel. Interment
will follow at Roseland Ceme-
tery. Family will receive
friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Monday February 13, 2006.
Mrs. Malloy is a life long
resident of Monticello. She
was a retired secretary but also
substituted at Aucilla Christian
Academy and Jefferson Ele-
nmentary School. Her children
said that she was the Best
Grandmother in the World.
Mrs. Malloy was a member of
First Baptist Church of Monti-
She is survived by one son
Harold Malloy and wife
Vickie, one daughter Dionne
Malloy of Monticello, three
sisters Judy Rodgers and Patri-
cia Fender both of Thomas-
ville and Margie Fountain of
Monticellb four grandchildren
Rob and Dustin Roberts,
Maghan and Austin Malloy all
of Monticello, several nieces
and nephews.
Mrs. Malloy was preceded in
death by her mother Trudy
Brock, brother James Brock
and a sister Sybil Skinner.

Doers Club

To Meet

At Library
The February meeting of
the DOers Club Diabetes Sup-
port Group at the library has
been slated for 10:30-11 a.m.,
Feb. 16.
The club meetings are spon-
sored by the Jefferson County
Health Department and the
Jefferson County Library.
Those in attendance will be
covering such topics as gro-
cery shopping, tips and ideas,
and they willrceieve a free
copy of "Pocket Supermarket

Monticello residents Goldie
"Brit" and Marilouise Sparks,
celebrated their 67th wedding
anniversary, Feb. 4.
Marilouise also celebrated
her eighty-fifth birthday Feb.
Brit said they met at a trav-
eling medicine show in Mon-
ticello. "I saw her and finally
built up the nerve to go and
talk to her," said Brit. "I'd say
it was love at first sight."
A few months later, in 1939
when he was 19 years old and
she was 17, they were
Brit related humoursly that
the reason for marrying so
quickly was because on one
occasion, he went to her
home see her, and she was not
at home, so he took her sister
out instead.
"She told me 'never again'
and we were married pretty
quickly," he said.
He recalled their first offi-
cial date. "The second time I
went to her house to see her, I
asked her mom if I could take
her out and she said yes," said
Brit. 'I took her to Thomas-
ville and we visited friends.
But I didn't know Thomas-
ville, so we got lost on the
way back and didn't get back
until real late.

"When we finally made it
back to her house, there was
her mom, standing in the front
yard waiting for us," he
added. "She told me don't
ever come back and I told her
I wouldn't, until tomorrow.
"It's been a long time, but it
doesn't seem like it," said
Brit. "Time flies on by.
"We came up in hard times,
I grew tobacco and cord," he
added. "It was tough, but we
made it.
"We've enjoyed it," said
Brit. "Marriage takes a lot of
"If I had it all to do over
again, I would," he said. "I
wouldn't change anything
about our time together.
Like two peas in a pod, they
are extremely close. They ca-
ter to each other, take care of
each other, and if one gets
sick, the other worries, cooks,
cleans and often sees sleep-
less nights, and vice-versa.
"The love we have now is a
lot more then we had in the
beginning," said Brit.
He told what their secret
was for having such a long,
happy and loving marriage;
"She has the final say, but I
always have the last word:
'Yes, Mam.'"
Brit and Marilouise have
three children, ten grandchil-
dren and 12 great-
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ACA Coach Roberts Resigns

Because Of New Position

Staff Writer

After serving for two season
as the head football coach at
Aucilla Christian Academy,
Dave Roberts has resigned
the position because of his
new job.
He now serves as a full-time
manager with Fedex Freight,
a job which requires a great
deal of travel, which makes it
impossible for him to work
and also coach.

"He did a great ob oullta-
ing a strong relationship with
the kids and helping them to
believe them in themselves,"
said Principal Richard Finlay-
son. "By keeping his priori-
ties in line and with his spiri-
tual influence, he built a solid
football program.
"He continually encouraged
the kids, keeping a positive
attitude toward them and be-
lieving in them and that thee
would be successful," added
"The proof of his hard work

Lady Tigers Fall

To Mayo 60-44

Staff Writer

Lady Tigers varsity girl's
basketball team's season
ended last week during the
first round of the Regionals,
when they fell to Mayo La-
fayette, 60-44.
Coach Bill Brumfield said
that Mayo Lafayette is ranked
as the number nine team in
the state.
He added that five of the
loses that the Lady Tigers suf-
fered this year, came from top
ranked teams in the state.
"We had a good year and
i'm happy with what we've
done," said Brumfield. "The
really good thing, all of the
girls except Shaumese Mas-
sey will be returning next
He added that throughout
the season, the Lady Tigers
had played good defense,
however, they could not shoot
very well from the outside, al-

Staff Writer

Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity boy's basketball team
lost to Apalachicola 81-30,
during the second round of
the District Tournament last
Warriors wound up 14-11
on the season.
Coach Dan Nennstiel said
that he and the boys knew that
it was going to be an ex-
tremely tough game before
going in.
"Apalachicola is a pretty
solid and strong team," said
Nennstiel. "They went as far
as state last year."

ways having to go inside to
take the shot.
"I'm hoping we can work
on that during the summer
and I feel we will make some
positive improvements for
next year," sad Brumfield.
Leading the charge for the
Lady Tigers was Massey with
18 points and ten rebounds
-for a double-double, and one
Keandra Seabrooks, seven
points, two rebounds; Nikidra
Thompson, three points, four
rebounds, one steal; and
Deidra Arnold, five points,
five rebounds, one steal.
Donna Ransom, four points,
one rebound. Brumfield
added that she played excel-
lent defense.
Shanise Brooks, one steal;
Kandice Griffin, two points,
three rebounds; and India
Wyche, four points, two
The Lady Tigers wound up
11-9 on the season.

He added that although the
Warriors lost, he was pretty
satisfied with the season.
"We could have done some
things better," said Nennstiel.
"But I feel really blessed to
have been a part of the team."
A statistician was not avail-
able during the final game, so
complete statistics were not

Ben Grantham scored 12
points; Stephen Griffin, 11
points; Luke Sadler, scored
four points; and Wade Scar-
berry scored three points.
The team will lose three sen-
ors to graduation: Stewart
Williams, Casey Gunnels and
Ben Grantham.

and dedication lies in our
football program.
"When he took over as head
coach, he was working with a
young team," said Finlayson.
"He took them, and molded
them into the sport.
"We hate to lose him, but
we're very understanding of
his employment situation,"
said Finlayson. "He built a
very sound foundation on the
football team here at Aucilla,"
he added. "And we hope we
can continue to move in a
positive direction.
In his first season, starting
and molding a young ACA
team, the Warriors were 1-8
on the season.
Roberts reported that the
season did not look good on
paper, however, the Warriors
were continuing to get bigger,
stronger and faster.
Under his guidance, the War-
riors continued working out
in the weight room and work-
ing on offensive and defen-
sive plays, and they
continually improved.
By the end of the second
season, ACA wrapped up 7-3
on the season (following a
three loss losing streak), a
complete turnaround from the
previous year.
From the beginning, the
Warriors, as well as the staff,
shared his enthusiasm.
Upon being named head
football coach, Roberts stated,
"We don't have a lot of size
here, but we do have a lot of
speed. The structure will be a
lot more organized with an
emphasis on technique."
That enthusiasm, hard work
and dedication paid off. Dur-
ing the 2005 season, ACA
was named the Football Pan-
handle Conference Champi-
ons, Roberts was named the
Conference Coach of the
Year, Warrior Casey Gunnels
was named the All Confer-
ence Player of the Year, and
Gunnels also broke the ACA
school record for yardage
during the season.
The old record was 1,392
yards and Gunnels had 220
carries for a total of 1,411

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Beats MCA

Staff Writer

The Monticello Christian
Academy boy's basketball
team lost to the Live Oak
Crusaders 44-42, last week,,
standing 0-10 on the season.
Pastor Mike Burke said the
Chargers played so well that
technically, they should have
come out of the contest with
the win.
Luke Lingle led the charg-
ers with 20 points; Philip
Payne, 12 points; Ian
Morrow, six points; and Jerad
Bailey four points.
The Chargers will play the
final game of the season
Tuesday, 6 p.m., against
Grace, there.

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Coach Ray Hughes reports
the Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy varisty baseball season
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belle Tournament Thursday
and Friday, there.
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ton County, 3:30 p.m., Feb.
,14, here; Bell, Feb. 17, there;
Maclay, Feb. 23, here;
Echols, Feb. 27, here; and La-
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John Paul II, March 9, here;
R. F. Munroe, 6 p.m., March
10, there; John Paul II, 6 p.m.,
March 14, there and Apala-

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Hamilton County, 5:30 p.m.,
March 20, there; Carrabelle, 6
p.m., March 21, there; the
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Port St. Joe Tournament, 7
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Times to be announced.

MICA ChargerS Drop .Game

With Corinth, Creekside

Staff Writer

The Monticello Christian
Academy boy's basketball
team dropped its last two
games and stands 0-9 on the
Though the Chargers have
not won a game during the
season, they continue to im-
prove, scoring higher in each
game, said Pastor Mike

MCA lost to Corinth 56-41.
Luke Lingle scored 15
points; Philip Payne, 18
points; Ian Morrow and
Joshua Baker scored two
points each; and Andrew
Murphy, four points.
MCA lost to Creekside 60-
Luke Lingle scored 25
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Local Athletes Named

Final Big Bend Leaders

Staff Writer

The final Big Bend listing of
leaders in basketball includes
athletes from
Demario Rivers (JCHS)
stands at number one with
448 points; Ben Grantham.
(ACA) stands at number 34,
and Stephen Griffin (ACA)
stands at number 35 with 217.
In rebounds, Grantham
stands at number 17 with 139;
Rivers stands at number 18
with 137, averaging 7.6; Grif-
fin stands at number 21;
James Skipworth (JCHS)
stands at number 26 with 110,
and Jitavin Bennett (JCHS)

stands at number 32 with 91.
In steals, Rivers stands at
number four with 79; Casey
Gunnels (ACA) stands at
-number seven with 31; Tim
Crumity (JCHS), stands at
number eight with 53, Griffin
also stands at number eight
with 32, Grantham stands at
number nine with 46; Gunnels
also stands at number nine
with 49; Lamarkus Bennett
(JCHS) stands at number ten
with 44; and Lucius Wade
stands at number 14 with 18,.
In assists, Rivers stands at
number eight with 82; Cru-
mity stands at number nine
with 79; Bennett stands at
number 14 with 55; Griffin
stands at number 20 with 53;
and Gunnels stands at number

22 with 45, averaging 2.4 per
In girl's basketball, scoring,
Mallory Plaines (ACA) stands
at number 21 with 294 points;
and Shaumese Massey
(JCHS) stands at number 25
with 156.
In rebounds, Plaines stands
at number nine with 245;
Massey stands at number ten
with 150; Lindsey Day,
(ACA) stands at number 13
with 194; Donna Ransom
(JCHS) stands at number 14
with 88; and Keandra Seab-
rooks (JCHS) stands at num-
ber 21 with 84.
In assists, Massey stands at
number 11 with 56; and in
steals, Seabrooks stands at
number six the 49.

Staff Writer

In the first round of the Dis--
trict playoffs, Aucilla Chris-
tian Academy varsity
basketball team, pulled out a
44-41 victory against R. F.
Munroe, in what proved to be
a nail-biter until the very end.
Coach Dan Nennstiel said
Munroe played an excellent
game, staying ahead of Au-
cilla until the fourth quarter
when the Warriors went on
the war path scoring 17-8 in
the fourth and pulling out the
Nennstiel added that it was
also a high three-pointer
bucket game with one of
Munroe's players hitting three
three-pointers and another
player hitting four.

ACA shot three three-
pointers in the fourth quarter.
"We had to play a real good
game of defense to beat Mun-
roe," said Nennstiel. "It was
a really exciting game with
Munroe getting really hot
early on, so we had to keep
just chipping away at an even
pace to pull it off."

Leading the charge for the'
Warriors was Ben Grantham
with 19 points, one shot being
a three-point bucket, six re-
bounds and one assist.
Casey Gunnels hit two

three-pointers for six points,
six rebounds, one block and
one assist.
Wade Scarberry had 12
points, eight rebounds, two
steals and two assists.
Stewart Williams, three
points, eight rebounds, one
block, one assist; Stephen
Griffin, two points, three re-
bounds, four assists, one steal;
Luke Sadler, two points, one
assist and one rebound.

Warriors now stand 14-10
on the season.
Nennstiel said he has just
been notified by officials that
the second game against
FAMU, played Jan. 12, which
chalked up a loss for the War-
riors, saw FAMU playing
with an ineligible player.
Thus the FAMU win was
changed to a loss by forfeit
for FAMU, and a win by for-
feit to ACA.

Tallahassee Woman Hurt

In 1 vehicle Crash Here

Staff Writer

A single-vehicle crash 12:50
a.m. Sunday, on CR 149A, in
the county, resulted in a Tal-
lahassee woman sustaining
serious injuries.

FHP Trooper Brian Lundy
reports that Jessica Henley,
22, was driving her 1987
Toyota pickup truck east-
bound on CR-149A, east of
CR-149, and drove onto the
south shoulder of the road,
striking a road sign.

She steered back toward the
road, crossing the eastbound
lane, double-solid yellow line,
and entered the westbound

Henley then steered back
toward the eastbound lane,
crossing the double-solid yel-
low line into the eastbound
lane, drove back onto the
south shoulder.
She steered back toward the
road and struck a culvert,
causing the vehicle to rotate
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the roof, and came to rest on
the passenger side facing
Lundy said the crash was
alcohol related and the inci-
dent remains under investiga-
Henley received serious in-
juries and was transported to
Tallahassee memorial Hospi-
tal for treatment.
The vehicle was deemed a
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The Jefferson County High
School varsity basketball
team lost its two most recent
In the first game, Tigers
lost 77-68 against FAMU.
The Tigers were weakened
with starter James Skipworth
sidelined with flu-like symp-
JCHS could not keep up the
pace with the Baby Rattlers,
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said Coach Omari Forts.
He added that coaches tried
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such certificate or certificates shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate or certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder at the court house
door on the 22nd day of March,
2006, at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 13th i
day of February, 2006. Dale Boat-
wright, Clerk of Circuit Court of
Jefferson County, Florida.
2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, c
GIVEN, that John E. Hawkins 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. 719 Year
of Issuance 2001. Description or
Property Exhibit "A" Commence at
the Southeast corner of the South-
west quarter of the Southeast quar-

ter of section 17, Township 1 North,
Range 6 East, Jefferson County,
Florida and run S. 0 degrees 16
minutes 15 seconds W. 346.3 feet to
a point on the Northerly right-of-
way line of the S.C.L. Railroad,
thence N. 76 degrees 51 minutes 24
seconds W. 2133.19 feet along said
right-of-way line to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence continue N. 76
degrees 51 minutes 24 seconds W.
165.11 feet along said right-of-way
line to a point, thence leaving said
right-of-way line run N. 7 degrees
28 minutes 18 seconds E. 534.17 feet
to a point, thence S. 77 degrees 16
minutes E. 165.0 feet to a point,
thence S. 7 degrees 28 minutes 18
seconds W. 535.36 feet to the point
of beginning. Containing 2.02 acres,
more or less, and being a part of the
Southeast quarter of the Southwest
quarter of section 17, Township 1
North, Range 6 East, Jefferson
County, Florida. Name in which
assessed Willie and Sammie Lou
Baldwin. 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 cer-
tificates will be sold to the highest
bidder at the court house door on
the 22nd day of March, 2006 at
at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 13th day of
February, 2006. Dale Boatwright.
Clerk of Circuit Court of Jefferson
County, Florida.
2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, c

GIVEN, that John E. Hawkins 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. 717. Year
of Issuance 2001. Description or
Property Exhibit "A" A certain lot
in Town of Aucilla, Florida, and
beginning at the NW corner of the
E.R. Kinsey Store lot and running
W. 20 feet, thence running S. 30
feet, thence running E. 20 feet, and
thence running N. 30 feet and to the
point of beginning. Name in which
assessed Ray Deal & James Sparks.
All of said property being in the
County of Jefferson, State of Flor-
ida. Unless such certificate or cer-
tificates shall be redeemed
according to law the property
described in such certificate or cer-
tificates will be sold to the highest
bidder at the court house door on
the 22nd day of March, 2006, at
11:00 a.m. Dated this 13th day of
February, 2006. Dale Boatwright,
Clerk of Circuit Court of Jefferson
County, Florida.
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North Florida Community College
will hold its regular monthly
meeting Tuesday, February 21,
2006 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC
Student Center Lakeside Room,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr.,
Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by writing: NFCC,
Office of the President, 325 NW
Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL
32340. For disability-related
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Office of College Advancement,
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Come join our growing team. If
you want to be challenged in a
busy newspaper office and want
above average earnings and
have the drive to be a positive
team player, we'd like to talk to
you. No slackers, dunderheads,
dopers, drama queens, please.
Call Ron Cichon @ 997-3568.
We are looking for a full time
employee to do outside
maintenance, drive our facility
van and other duties as directed.
Job .requirements: willing to
work a flexible schedule,
generalist knowledge of
plumbing, electrical and
carpentry. Must have a good
driving record and pass a drug
screen and criminal background
check. Inquire at Pine Lake
Nursing Home in Greenville.
Ask to speak to Ron Poppell or
Cathy Krentz. Apply in .person
between'9PM and 4PM OR
CALL 948-4601
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Electricians/Apprentices Needed
iuusing wiring .experience.
Driver's license required.
Benefit Package. Tallahassee
Area. Call 850-562-1817,
2/15, 17, 22, c
Wanted: An experienced cook to
work in our nursing home. If
you enjoy the elderly, and food
service apply in person at Pine
Lake Nursing Home in
Greenville. Must be able to pass
a drug screen and a criminal
background check. Ask to see
Nadine Livingston.
2/15. c
Leading national propane
marketer Southeast Propane
has immediate opening for an
energetic route sales driver for
their Monticello based
operation. Candidates must
possess strong customer service
skills, team player attitude
along with a Class B CDL
license with an air brake
endorsement and have the
ability to obtain a hazmat &
tanker endorsement. Clean
driving record..a must. Excellent
starting salary with competitive
benefit program for the
qualified candidate. EOE.
Apply by Fax 850-997-2808 or
in person @ 500 South Jefferson
St. Monticello, Fl.
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Huddle House now hiring
experienced waitresses and
cooks. We offer above average
wages and health insurance with
2-weeks paid vacation.per year.
Please come in and file an
application or call 342-3284 and
ask for Jack.
2/1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, pd
My business is parking lot and
roadway striping, asphalt repair
and other parking lot
maintenance. I am seeking an
employee who is emotionally
mature, physically fit, drug-free
and has the moral character to
lead. If you are just looking for
a job to get a paycheck, please
don't call. If you believe you
have the qualifications I am
seeking, call me @ 545-1776. No
calls taken after 7 pm and on
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Cashier, available to work shift
work and weekends @ Capital
City Travel Center. Call Sharon
@ 997-3538, ex. 4
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Amerigas Propane is currently
accepting applications for a
Service/ Delivery Representative
for our Monticello district.
Candidate will be responsible
for but not limited to servicing
propane equipment and
delivering propane to our
customers. Requirements
include a high school diploma

(or equivalent), a valid class A
CDL with hazemat and tanker
endorsement, a great driving
record and satisfactory
completion of a DOT physical,
drug test and background
check. We offer competitive

wages, medical and dental
benefits, 401 K savings plan and
liberal vacation & holiday
policy. Drug free work
environment. EOE Please fax
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Licensed Therapist #2267a:
Masters Degree from an
accredited University or College
with a major in the field of
counseling social work,
psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional. Experience in
providing services to persons
with behavioral illness. Prior
experience working with
children who have emotional
issues required. Some local
travel required. License
required. Shift: Monday-Friday
Variable hours. Some late
afternoon, work required.
Masters Level Therapist #2267:
Masters Degree from an
accredited University or College
with a major in the field of
counseling, social work,
psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional experience in
providing services to persons
with behavioral illness.
Substances abuse knowledge
preferred. Some local travel
required. License preferred
shift: 8am 5pmn M-F.
Clinical Supervision Specialist
(1451): Masters Degree with
from an accredited university of
college with a major in the field
of counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing;
rehabilitation, special education,
health education, or a related
human services, healthcare, or
management field. Shift 8 am.- 5
pm M-F.
Licensed Therapist #2266c:
Masters Degree from an
accredited University or College
with a major in the fields of
counseling, social work,
psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional experience in
providing services to persons
with behavioral illness. License
required. Some local travel
required. Substance abuse
knowledge preferred. Shift:
Variable hours. Some late
afternoon work required.
Clinical Supervision Specialist
1451 Masters degree from an
accredited University or College
with a Major in the field of
counseling, social work,
psychology,. nursing,
rehabilitation, special education,
health education, or a related
human services, healthcare, or
management field. Shift: 8 a.m.
- 5 p.m. Monday Friday
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Down Payments on Good Cars
& Trucks
2 and 4 Door Model As Low As
$750 down 850-536-9111
www.JumpinJims.con Ask For
Mr. Deal.
11/2, tfn
1977 Olds Cutlass 89,252 miles
$3500 CASH. Clean, new tires.
Call 997-2646 M-Th 9-5.
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1959 Monte Carlo Z-34,A lot of
Snew parts. Make Offer
2/8, 10, 15, 17, pd
1993 Ford F250 New Tires,
brakes, tune-up. $4,500.
1995 Ford Crown Victoria-new
tires, looks and drives like new.
Reduced to $3,500 below NADA
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'89 Astro 18ft. with trailer,
Good Condition.
89' Mariner 135 HP Excellent
Twin Fish Finders 12/24 V
Trolling Motor $3,800 FIRM!.
Home: 997-4081, Cell 339-2406.
2/1,3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 pd
1977 Olds Cutlass 89,252 miles
$3500 CASH. Clean New tires.
Call 997-2646. M-Th 9-5.

2001 F350, diesel 7.3 litters.
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997-3568, ask for Debbie.
Old China Cabinet $200; Large
Table & 6 Chairs $200; 5 piece
Wicker set w/custom cushion
$500; New hotwater heater $75
Call 850-997-2512.
2/15, 17, pd
Juicer Juicmar Jr., used once.
$20 (OBO) Call 997-4253.
Treadmill $500, Call 997-4253
Gas Grill with side burner $25
(OBO). Call 997-4253.
Registered 6 year old Dark Bay
Thoroughbred Philly $2000.
Call Mike 519-6506.
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Country Living. I bed, 1 bath,
$500, 997-6653
1/25, 27, 2/1, 3, 8, 10,,15, 17, 22,
24, pd
Prime downtown office space
now available in Cherry Street
Commons. Jack Carswell,
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2 bedrooms, 1 bath mobile home
on Ashville Hwy, deposit $350
monthly $350. Call
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Square, 88' x 79', 345-7116,
222-5658, Summer's Realty of
Tallahassee, Inc.
1/25, 27, 2/1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, pd
"Fixer Upper" $22,000, 4
bedroom, 1+ baths, 2nd St.
1/25, 27, 2/1,3, 8,10, 15, 17, pd
Custom 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800
sq. ft. home on beautiful one
acre lot. Two screened porches,
huge upstairs bonus room.
Jennifer Maxwell 556-6653.
Century 21 First Realty.
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Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for a assessment
of your needs. 997-3553. UPS
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Peters Satellite -- Your Dish
Satellite dealer. We offer
equipment, installation, repair,
parts, and prompt service. We
also offer Go-Karts, utility
trailers and lawn mowers.
Located at: 1150 Old Lloyd
Road, Monticello, Fla.
Backhoe Service: driveways,
roads, ditches, tree & shrub
removal, burn piles. Contact
Gary Tuten 997-3116, 933-3458.
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Like other churches, we have
our hypocrites, but hypocrites
have to go somewhere. Christ
Episcopal Church, three blocks
N of the courthouse; Sunday
service at 10:00 a.m. 997-4116.
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only at Jackson's Drugs,
Hoodiacol is designed to curb
the appetite, burn fat and
increase energy levels resulting
in considerable weight loss over
time. Hoodiacol consist of 3 key
ingredients incorporated into
rice bran oil with natural
flavoringto give.it a palpable
taste. In addition to weight loss,
you may see benefits for the
hair, skin and nails from the
Omega 3 and Omega 6 found in
rice bran oil. Hoodia gordonii is
a cactus found in the Kalahari
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Unsurpassed ,as an appetite
suppressant, it not only limits
appetite but increases the sense
af satiety. This tends to limit
total caloric intake by 30-40%
'without experiencing hunger.
significant weight loss should
'resul from such a' drop in
taloric intake.
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Appliance Repairs: washers,
dryers, stoves, refrigerators.
rnhed aid' operated b .Aind\
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Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
$09-8530, Quick Responses.
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The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend
Region, a non-profit organization, seeks to
compliment its staff with the following
professional positions:

Provide Network Liaison (Representative)
This position will be responsible for coordination and
management of the Early Learning Provider Network
for a seven county region.
Responsibilities include coordinating provider network
meetings with early care and education providers;
maintaining an accurate database of network providers,
providing professionals development resources and
training opportunities for program operators, and coor-
dinating special events.
Qualifications include a B)'. or B.S. degree in Early
Childhood Development or related field and must have
experience operating an early childhood program.
Qualified applicants should submit resumes and salary
requirements to the address listed below

Technical Assistance Specialist
this position will be responsible for providing training
and technical assistance to Early Learning Programs in
Leon and Gadsden counties. This position will review
monitoring reports and plan technical assistance and
training to assist centers in improving their program
operations. Attention to detail, organization, and excel-
lent people skills are a must.
Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years experi-
ence working in programs serving children ages 0-5
and C.D.A. or A.A. Qualified applicants should submit
resumes and salary requirements referencing "QPP 3"
to the address listed below.
Email resumes and salary requirements (including po-
sition reference number) to: aroberts@elcbigbend.org
or mail to: Early Learning Coalition 325 John Knox
Road Building L Suite 201 Tallahassee, FL 32303
Attn: Program Dept.

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Asking $12,000/acre

Traditional House in Town 3 bedroom home
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Cox Road 10 mostly wooded acres just a
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Sheriff Department's K-9

Team Trains Regularly

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Staff Writer

The Sheriff Department's
K-9 team of Deputy Mike Fil-
lyaw and Deputy Dog Frodo
have been partners for some
eight months.
As a legal deputy, Frodo
rides in the back seat of Fil-
lyaw's cruiser, with his name
written on the back window.
He also wears a Sheriffs
Department star-shaped badge
on his collar.
Fillyaw said Frodo is ap-
proximately three years old,
and has worked for the Sher-
iffs Department for about a
year and a half.
Fillyaw has been with the
Sheriffs Department since
Nov. 1999, serving three
years in corrections and the
remainder of the time on pa-
He said that he had always
wanted to work the K-9 unit
and put in a request to Sheriff
David Hobbs stating that if
the slot became available, he
was interested in the position.
When the position became
available, Fillyaw received
the assignment.
He said Frodo is a Labrador
Curly Coat Retriever, an ani-
mal who loves to work, and is
always eager and full of en-
Fillyaw said the pair con-
stantly undergoes extensive
training, practically on a daily
basis, working together as
much as possible.
When training first began,
Fillyaw had to learn to give
commands to Frodo in Dutch.
"We give the commands in
'Dutch so no one knows what
we're telling the dog to do,"
he explained.
When speaking socially to
the Frodo, English is spoken.
Fillyaw related that when
puppies are very young, the
trainer begins training.
Those dogs taking well to
the training become law en-
forcement animals; those who
don't become family pets.
When asked how Frodo got
his name, Fillyaw said they
are named before different
law enforcement agencies ac-
quire them.
Fillyaw said Frodo is a sin-
gle purpose animal, a drug
dog capable of sniffing out
pretty much any kind of nar-
cotics including marijuana,
methamphetamine, cocaine,
heroine, and the like.
Frodo, however, is not a
tracking animal. "Deputy
Steve Pearson has the duel-
purpose K-9 used for narcot-
ics searches and tracking .sus-
pects," said Fillyaw.
Being a K-9 officer de-.
mands a partnership of 24
hours a day, seven days a

DEPUTY Mike Fillyaw and Deputy Dog Frodo. (News,

Bless The Beast

Set Saturday

ety T-shirts, $10 each, and
note cards, art provided by
JES art students, for $8.
Jefferson County High
School Key Club has volun-
teered to serve. Brenda Earl
and a friend have volunteered
to be bartenders, and the
Hilltop has donated the egg
and chicken salad for the fin-
ger sandwiches.
Donations already made in-
clude a refinished antique
mantle click, The Moon in
Tallahassee has donated lin-
ens, tables, chairs and decora-
tions for the event and
Milady's owner Barbara
Hughes has volunteered to
help with decorating.
"We're still need volun-
teers for set up, clean up, and
accumulating additional door
prizes and auction items,"
said Carswell.
She added that there are still
many tickets for the event and
the raffles available, but time
is running short.
"We need volunteers to ask
merchants for gift certificates
and nice live auction items,"
she added.
The Bless the Beast always
has proven to be the Society's
largest fund raiser held and
coordinators are sure this will
be the biggest and best ever.
To donate for the live or si-
lent auction, to volunteer, pur-
chase tickets or further
information, contact Carswell
at 997-4000 or 264-5927.

Staff Writer

The Humane Society's
Bless the Beast fundraiser be-
gins 6 p.m., Saturday, at the
Opera House.
Coordinators report that a
cash bar as well as entertain-
ment, silent auction, raffles,
door prizes, and live auction
are planned.
The live auction begins at
7:30 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale at
$25 each. Also available are
raffle tickets for two horses.
The tickets for the horse raf-
fles are $5 each, 5 for $20 or
30 for $100.
The horses include Bella, a
Chestnut 15-hand Quarter
horse mare and Bo, which
was donated by Mercer and
Katie Farington, a Chestnut
17-hand Quarter horse geld-
Menu includes heavy hors'
devoures consisting of pork
or beef tenderloin on a roll,
shrimp and artichoke mari-
nade, grouper and oysters,
cheese rings and crackers,
brochette, spinach dip, bread
and fresh vegetables, chicken
salad sandwiches, egg salad
sandwiches, artichoke dip and
Greek pastries stuffed with
spinach and fetta cheese,
cocktails and coffee.
During the event, members
will be selling Humane Soci-

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Restaurant Opens

Frodo is like one of my
youngins," said Fillyaw. "He
sleeps in the bedroom at the
foot of the bed, he's like one
of the family."
The department has an al-
lotment of "training drugs" al-
lowed by FDLE. The drugs
are taken and planted in a va-
riety of places including auto-
mobiles and rooms.
"We can't let them have
positive hits all the time, be-
cause if we did, the dog
would expect to find some-
thing every time, so we plant
blanks also," said Fillyaw.
Practices are maintained on
a regular basis because depu-
ties have to be re-certified on
a yearly basis with theit K-9
"We have one coming up
within the next couple of
months," said Fillyaw. "The
dog has to search five vehi-
cles, positive hits planted on
three, and three rooms, posi-
tive hits planted in two," he
"The animal has to score at
least 80 percent to pass," said
He said that once Frodo de-
tects narcotics, he is placed
back in the cruiser.
The deputies conduct a thor-
ough search and once the
drugs are located, Frodo is
brought out of the cruiser to
see and sniff the drugs to
show that he had made a posi-
tive hit, and he is rewarded
for his good work.
Fillyaw said he much pre-
fers a K-9 partner over a hu-
man one. "He listens better,"
he said. "He listens as good
or better than my kids do."
He said that K-9 officers are

usually worked for about five-
to six years before they are re-
Once the animal is retired,
the handler gets the option of
adopting the animal.
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take Frodo," said Fillyaw.
"He's like one of the family."
He added that even though
Frodo is a working animal, he
still displays many of the lov-
able K-9 characteristics.
"He loves to be petted and
talked to," Fillyaw added.
"Working with a K-9 is a
great opportunity and I'm
very glad to have gotten the
opportunity do to this in my
career," he concluded.

Property #2
Beautiful.home in
Pinetta with 6+
acres to be divided.
Great place for

Property #3- 1oU0
1/4 mile
River frontage,
beautiful high
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pines and hard-

PersonalProperty Ford 1310 Tractor, 4 ft FMC sidewinder mower, 5 ft
scrape blade, Air Compressor, Yardman riding mower, Cow panels.
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Terms: 10% buyers premium on all sales. 20% down day of auction, balance due in 30
days at closing.
Personal Property Terms: 10% buyers premium added to all sales. Cash, Check or good
Company Check. Sales tax added where applicable.
Directions: Property #1 (Sale Site for all properties) 8277 Dusty Miller Rd. FromPinetta
take CR 150 East to Co. Rd. 255 (Dusty Miller Rd). Go Southapprox. 1/2 mi. Look for
signs. Property #2 9390 Hwy.145N. From Madison take Valdosta Hwy (SR145) North to
Pinetta. Look for signs. Property #3 From Madison SR145 to Pinetta take Co. Rd 150
East to NE 134th, North to NE 214 Ave, East to NE 163rd St. Look for signs.
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Staff Writer

Miss Mary's Family Restau-
rant has opened at the Capitol
City Travel Center on highway
59 at 1-10.
Managing the newly opened
restaurant is Mary McNeff.
The eatery is open daily
from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and
closes at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The restaurant offers all-
you-can-eat seafood specials
on Friday and Saturday eve-
nings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
along with other seafood plat-
ters and menu items.
McNeff plans to expand the
seafood menu to include other
Coastal seafood recipe items.
The orders are prepared and
cooked with care by her long-
time beach and coastal chefs.
Menu items also include
BBQ, chicken, pork, and An-
gus beef.
McNeff was born and raised
between Shell Point and Talla-
hassee. She has been a part of
the seafood industry since her
youth, as her grandfather
owned and developed Shell
Point into the beach resort it is

She attended Leon High
School and continued her edu-
cation at Chipola Junior Col-
lege, and Florida State
She retired from the City of
Tallahassee after 23 years, and
continued to work as general
manager for an executive re-
cruiting firm for three more
years before deciding to get
into the catering business with
Roberts BBQ.
"Miss Mary's has been very
busy since it's opening in the
middle of December 2005,
says McNeff.
"We are looking forward to
serving meals that taste good
and in pleasing our customers.
Our number one priority is
customer relations and quality
"Why go to the coast, when
we can bring the coast to you,"
she concludes.


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