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140th Year No. 3 Wednesday, January 16, 2008 500460 +4

Horse Racetrack Decision Still Ver Much U In Air

Planners' Vote
May Come Into
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Exactly a week after the Planning
Commission narrowly voted 5-4 to reject
the staff's recommendation for approval
of the proposed quarter-horse racetrack
in Lloyd, the County Commission is
scheduled to hear the controversial issue
6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.
It should be a doozy of a meeting too,
if the Planning Commission's hearing
on the facility on Jan. 10 was any indica-
tion. What's more, the Planning Com-

mission's very recommendation may
come into question, if Planning Official
Bill Tellefsen has his say.
The way Tellefsen interprets the 5-4
vote, the planners never really made a
recommendation to deny the racetrack.
Rather, the planners voted 5-4 to reject a
motion to approve the facility But they
never followed up, as is customarily done
in such procedures, with a specific vote
to deny the project, along with citing the
attendant reasons, or facts of findings;
for the denial.
Tellefsen is adamant that he is nei-
ther for nor against the project. His rec-
ommendation for the project's approval,
however, is based on a strict reading of
the uses permitted within mixed-use in-
terchange-business areas, as defined by
See HORSE on Page 2A

(Part 5 of 5)

Anatomy of Costly

City Boondoggle

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Monticello News Photo by LazaroAleman
As the problems with the system escalated, officials alternated
between periods of dismay and unbounded optimism. During one
of the latter periods, Councilman Gerrold Austin pressed for free
Internet connection to city employees as a perk. Finally, in Decem-
ber, Mayor Julie Conley let the cat out of the bag,-calling the enter-
prise "a train wreck." From left to right are City Attorney Bruce
Leinback, Conley and Austin.
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
As the problems with the city-provided Internet continued to
mount, city officials alternated between expressions of dismay
and unbounded optimism, all the while allowing the system to ex-
pand farther and farther into the county in the belief that an in-
creased coverage area would translate into an increased
customer base and ultimately more income.
In January 2007, Councilman Tom Vogelgesang reported that
subscriptions had grown to 39 customers.
"It's rolling," Vogelgesang said in a moment of optimism.
"It's doing what it's supposed to be doing."
It was his estimation that the original goal of acquiring 50 or
60 customers was now within reach. What's more, he had a great
many ideas to promote the service, which ideas he would share
with his colleagues at a coming special workshop, he.said..
"Talking the service up is the number one way to get cus-
tomers to join," Vogelgesang said.
City Superintendent Don Anderson, meanwhile, reported
that the antennas installed on the water tank at the industrial
park were operational, that antennas were being installed at the
water tank on Water Mill Road in the county, and that expanding
the Internet service to Lloyd residents was in the works.
"When we're positive that we can get to Lloyd, I will notify
you," Anderson told the council.
By February 2007, the antennas had been installed on the
Water Mills Road water tank, affording'Internet service to Lloyd
residents, if spotty in places. Plans were also underway to install
antennas on a private property off Main Avenue in the county -
about four miles west of Monticello in the continuing effort to
expand the service area. Councilman Brian Hayes was largely be-
hind this effort, almost single-handedly negotiating the contract
with the Main Avenue property owner.
In March 2007, at the initiation of Councilman Gerrold
Austin, the council decided to waive the Internet service signup
fee for city employees as a perk and a way to market the service.
"I see this as,-i advertising tool," Austin said, adding that
See ANATOMY on Page 3A

2 Sections. 26 Pages
Around Jefferson Obituries
County 4-7A Sports
Bridal 8A Spiritual
Classifieds 13A Pathways
Home Improvement 12A Viewpoints


Section B

Dumpster Fire At Collection Site

Tuesday after-
noon, Jan. 8,
Fire Rescue
received a call
from a county
collection site
offTyson Rd.
about this 40-
yard dumpster
and the 20-
yard dumpster.
next to it, fully
ablaze. A site
manned a
Track-hoe to
empty the
onto the
ground to be
hosed down
by firefighters.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
County firefighters were
kept busy Tuesday afternoon,
Jan. 8, combating a fire at the
County Garbage Collection
site, 563 Landfill Drive, off

Tyson Road.
County Fire Rescue fire-
fighter Don Burton reports the
call came in to the station at
1:15 p.m. Lloyd Volunteers
Firefighters also responded.
With the long-lasting
drought conditions and the

Blowout Causes I-10 Crash

Moniicello news r-noo uy rran nuim, Jain. =, ,uuo
This 2004 Mitsubishi suffered a blowout on 1-10 and driver,
Gustavo Rodriguez, lost control as the vehicle skidded sideways
and rolled over 11A times down the embankment.
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A tire blowout was determined to be the cause of a Wednes-
day afternoon, Jan. 9, crash, on 1-10.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Bill Grubbs reported that at
4 p.m., near mile marker 222, eight miles west of Monticello, Gus-
tavo Rodriguez, 46, of Miami Gardens, was driving a 2004 Mit
subishi vehicle in the eastbound lane.
See CRASH on Page 3A

Wed. Thu 66143
d 56/45 1/17 66
costly cloudy skies with a few Showers ending by midday. Highs
showers later in the day. High 56F. in the mid 60s and lows in the low

site totally surrounded by
thick pines, the situation could
have very easily become much
worse than it was.
"Upon arrival, there were
two dumpsters, one 40-yard
and one 20 yard, totally in
See DUMPSTER on Page 14A




Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Monticello woman was
seriously injured Saturday,
Jan 12, when involved in a
pedestrian/vehicle incident.
Florida Highway Patrol
reports that Andrew Rudd,
61, of Monticello, was driving
a 1992 Chevy pickup truck on
private property at 349 Nash
Road at 8:01 p.m.
Pedestrian Diane
Boatwright, 47, of Monti-
cello, failed to notice the util-
ity trailer Rudd was pulling
with his vehicle and she
walked into the path of the
trailer when she was struck.
Boatwright was trans-
See INJURED on Page 3A

Fri 63139 ,-.

Considerable cloudiness. Highs in
the low 60s and lows in the upper


man for
the pro-
track, ad-
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sion dur-
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2A Monticello News Wednesday, January 16, 2007



the county's Development Code and Comprehensive
Plan, he said Monday. And absent a specific recommen-
dation from the Planning Commission for denial, along
with the attendant facts of findings for that denial, his
recommendation stands, he said.
What's more, that is how he will present the issue to
the County Commission this coming Thursday night, he
said. And it will be up to the county's attorneys, Buck
Bird and Scott Shirley, to advise the commissioners how
to proceed.
"I'm not saying I'm for or against the project,"
Tellefsen said. "What I'm saying is that I'm confused
about the procedure. Technically, I don't think the
Planning Commission has given a recommendation. I
see the commission's meeting this Thursday as part two
of a cliffhanger. That's the way it was left last Thursday
night, a cliffhanger. There was a lot of whooping and hol-
lering from opponents like they won, but from my point
of view, there was no valid denial."
Typically, the County Commission follows the rec-
ommendations of the Planning Commission. But on rare
occasions, such as the Go-Kart racing facility, for exam-
ple, the County Commission has gone counter to the
planners' recommendation.
But regardless of commissioners' ultimate decision,
and notwithstanding the expected discussion on the pro-
cedural issue, the hearing this Thursday night should
prove a lengthy and lively event, judging from last
week's proceedings.
By 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, the courthouse lot and
surrounding parking spaces were full and the courtroom
proper was standing room only, an indication of the pub-
lic interest in the Jefferson Downs racetrack and ancil-
lary buildings that a developer is proposing to put on the
northeast quadrant of the 1-10 and SR-59 interchange.
Overwhelmingly, the majority of those who
addressed the planners during the almost five-hour
meeting were project opponents. Indeed, with the excep-
tion of the track's various representatives, only three
persons spoke in favor of the facility, versus the 30 or
more who spoke against it.
The makeup of those opposing the project varied, but
largely it consisted of nearby property owners and indi-
viduals generally concerned about the environment and
"the community's moral fiber", along with a couple of
attorneys representing a nearby horse farm, the devel-
oper of the upscale Heritage Hills subdivision next door,
and a representative of the Florida Wildlife Federation.
The reasons for the opposition likewise were many
and varied, but largely they centered on concern about
the racetrack's potential impact in terms of crime, traf-
fic congestion, devalued properties, incompatibility of
use, increased demand on emergency services, water
pollution, and alleged moral and environmental degra-
dation in general. Bottom line, the arguments often
boiled down to a request for outright denial of the facili-
ty, or at the least, postponement of a decision until more
information could be gathered. Not a few alleged that the
developer was trying to rush approval of the project
"under the radar" and that the racetrack was really a
front for gambling.
Typically, the opponents' remarks were emotional
and heartfelt, although several cited statistics and quot-

cont from page 1A

ed chapter and verse from the county's development
code to buttress their arguments. Opponents generally
questioned the alleged incompleteness of the site plan
and the information provided by the developer. They
asked where the horses were to be stalled? How the
horse manure was to be disposed? Had- consideration
been given to the stormwater runoff and its potential
entry into the nearby sinkholes and ultimately the
aquifer? And what about the track's impact on the via-
bility of the surrounding subdivisions and the local
housing market in general? It would prove to be the
death knell for the local real estate market, one woman
said. It would spawn crime and devalue properties, other
"We didn't come to Jefferson County to be surround-
ed by gambling and drinking," said Kari Beck, owner of
a nearby horse farm.
"Gambling drains the economy," charged Jack
Hamilton, a Monticello resident. "Gambling creates no
wealth. It oppresses legitimate businesses."
"This will make the area ripe for break-ins and bur-
glaries," said ;Santa Hokanson, who lives a couple of
miles south of the proposed racetrack. She also
expressed concern about the traffic and water quality.
"Legal gambling will attract an unsavory element."
"I live 150 yards from this planned track," said
James Gaczewski. "I moved here from Tallahassee to
live out in the country with my family. I built a beautiful
house here. I have two beautiful daughters, and now
you're thinking of putting this in front of me. This is asi-
"I was in the racing business in my previous life,"
said Jose Luis Rodriguez, who owns a ranch about a mile
south of the proposed track. "I lived in Pompano Beach
and I saw what racing brought to that little town. What
racing brought were drugs, prostitution and homeless-
ness. That's what's going to happen here. You're going to
kill the real estate market here if you approve the proj-
By contrast, the track's representatives (which
included Attorney Mark Dunbar and several engineers
and architects) tended to be measured and technical or
legal in their responses. They pointed out that issues
such as stormwater runoff and wetlands delineation
would be addressed by the appropriate state and federal
agencies in due time. As for the alleged increase in
crime, the statistics did not bear out such a development,
Dunbar said. The fact was that such facilities employed
a significant law enforcement element, he said. As for
the care of the horses, the facility would employ the nec-
essary number of veterinarians and medical services, as
required by the state, he said.
If the arguments of either side had effect on the
other, it was not evident during the course of the lengthy
Equestrian Land Holdings is proposing to spend
between $14 million and $22 million to create what they
say will be a state-of-the art equestrian,
complete with a racetrack, poker room, lounge and bowl-
ing alley, among other attractions. They say the project
will create between 50 and 58 full times initially and an
equal number of part-time or seasonal jobs and prove a
boon to the local economy.

Isn't It Great To Live In

So many times we all hear someone compare our lit-
tle small town to Mayberry. You remember Mayberry,
don't you? Andy Griffith, Opie, Aunt Bee, and Barney
So many of these comments are made in jest. But
have you ever stopped to ask yourself, "Would it be so
bad to actually live in Mayberry?"
Don't we all live here, in this small town, BECAUSE
we like the small community? Isn't it great to walk in
the post office and be able to speak to everyone, and call
them by name? Isn't it so convenient to go into a restau-;
rant and the waitress brings your drink right out:
because she KNOWS what you're going to order?
I have always loved to watch the Andy Griffith Show.
I truly wish all the sitcoms, we, have now-a-days, could;
be replaced with shows such as the Andy Griffith Show,
I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, and Bewitched. We don't.
even watch prime-time sitcoms in my house. The lan-.,
guage, sexual content, and the arguing between spouses';
is atrocious.
I, for one, love living here. The love we have,
between neighbors, cannot be found in big cities. The
genuine compassion and generosity found in our home-:
town, comes second to none. We're not just friends we:
are all 'family.'
We have stars to gaze at. We have trees in our back
yard. Our children can play in the front yard without us
having to sit and watch their every move. We have fish-
ing ponds, and frog giggin' swamps. We have fields and:
pastures for four-wheeler riding, and horseback riding.:
I don't think life could be any better!!! How about
Until then..... I'll see you around the town.

During the past few issues of the newspaper we had
inadvertently published an incorrect telephone number
in an ad for Owens Propane, Inc of Quitman, GA.
SThe incorrect telephone number was published with'
a prefix of "800" while the correct prefix should have;
bee "866".
The correct toll free telephone number for Owens-
Propane, Inc. is 1-866-382-2484. ,
We sincerely apologizeto Mr. Ernie Owens and to hisg
customers for any inconvenience that this error may
have caused.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2007 Monticello News 3A


January 21, 1998 THIRTY YEARS AGO
The long-awaited appraisal from January 19, 1978
the Department of Juvenile Justice An anonymous mimeographed
was finally made public on paper circulating around the county
Thursday, bringing the sale of the lists some revealing information
jail one step closer to realization. about the expenses involved in
An official of the Department of School Board and teacher union i
Juvenile Justice reiterated last negotiations and other related prob- i
week that his department has made lems.
no decision whether the juvenile New businesses which opened
facility to be established here will be last year or are expected to open
male or female. shortly account for more than 75i
A petition from a few Lloyd resi- new jobs in Jefferson County.
dents asking for the redistricting of According to a report compiled by
their area received scant attention the Chamber of Commerce,
from the County, Commission last business firms are calling Jefferson;
week. County home.
County Commissioners are The Monticello Garden Club's !t
expected to approve a revision of the annual clean-up project, scheduled
communications tower ordinance at for Feb. 25, promises to be a big
the Jan. 22 evening meeting. event this year with countywide
TWENTY YEARS AGO participation and activities
JANUARY 20, 1988 designed all age groups.
The need for new or upgraded FORTY YEARS AGO
volunteer firefighting equipment January 19, 1968
became publicly evident last Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Arline were i
Wednesday when efforts of the hosts at a dessert bridge at their'
Lloyd Volunteer Fire Department home on Grooverville Roadi
were hampered by equipment fail- Saturday evening.
ures as they battled a house fire on FIFTY YEARS AGO
SR-59 in Lloyd. January 19, 1958
A fire of suspicious origin Acting promptly in order that
ia forced the evacuation of five people there may be no more break in the i
Enjoying the Firefighters Special Olympics held in July, 1992, are, from left: i from their home on SR-59, two miles Chamber of Commerce program the
Aaron Lawrence, Nic Cooksey, and Jake Snegrove south of US 90 in Lloyd last meeting board of directors last:
Wednesday. Thursday named W. Francis (Bill) :
At a Tuesday public meeting at Forbes of Moultrie to.replace outgo- 1
INJURED the courthouse, Senator Wayne ing manger Howard Smith.
Hollingsworth and Representative Mr. and Mrs. Jackie HamiltonI
cont from page 1A Gene Hodges answered questions and daughter, Cindy, of Franklin,
put to them by government officials LA, are visiting Mrs. Lettie
ported to Tallahassee and the public dealing with such Flewellen and other relatives.
Memorial Hospital for i things as prison facilities, the,cut- Mrs. R.B. Shuman was hoste's
treatment of serious ting back of the Florida Coast last Thursday night to members of
injuries. 'Guard, lottery funds to be used for Epsilon Tau Charter, Beta Sigmua
FHP reported that the educational purposes, the down- Phi.
incident was not alcohol- <, town revitalization grant applica- SIXTY YEARS AGO
related and the investiga- tion, the Wacissa water contamina- January 19, 1948
tion continues. No, tibn,,pr.blem and the count.:y jand- .._._o9, .

S- lieIff'' ice asisted
FHP at the scene.

ANATOMY cont from page 1A

Travis Jermaine Scott, 46, of 5402 Turkey Scratch Road,
was arrested Jan. 4 and charged with Forgery, Uttering and
Forgery, Grand Theft, Failure To Appear (FTA) Burglary of
(,onveyance, FTA Petit Theft, and FTA Trespassing on Private
Property. Bond was set at $2,000 and he remained in the County
Jail Monday afternoon, Jan. 14.
Michael Tontrelle Saunders, 26, of 6500 31st North, St.
Petersburg, was arrested by court order for Forgery and Uttering
Jan. 4. Monday afternoon, Jan. 14, he was still being held in the
County Jail without bond.
Robert Ames, 63, of 966 Barber Hill Road, was arrested Jan.
4 arid, chargedWyvith Driving Under the Influence, and No Valid
Drivers License. Bond was set at $1,000 and he bonded out Jan.

Antonio Lewis, 34, 3535 Roberts Ave., Tallahassee, was
picked up by deputies Jan. 4 and charged with Violation of
Probation, Second Degree Murder. Bond was withheld and he
was still housed in the County Jail Monday afternoon, Jan. 14.
Judge Robert Plaines sentenced Henry Lee Howard, 29, of
1230 Curtis Mills Rd. from court on Jan. 4 for a DUI offense,
> vhich occurred in December. He will serve one year probation
4nd he has a $900 fine.
Jerrod Montrell Akins, 25,'of 1215 E. Clark Ave, was arrest-
d Jan. 7 for Violation of Probation, Driving With .License
S uspended as an habitual offender on a charge from .Leon
S ounty; He was later transferred to the Leon County Jail for the
Donald L, Shuler,047, homeless, was arrested Jan. 7 and
S harged with Burglary of an Occupied Structure and Petit Theft.
S ond was set at $2,500 and he remained at the County Jail
iMIonday afternoon, Jan. 14.
S Joseph Paul Alvarez, 20, of 2192 Pineland Dr., Tallahassee,
vas arrested Jan. 7 and charged with Violation of Probation,
pamage to Property and Criminal Mischief. He bonded out.
Shortly afterward.
Jason Lamar Grant, 33, of 535 Wirick St., was arrested Jan.
S 0 and charged with Possession of Cocaine Within 1,000 Feet of
SPlace of Worship, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Bond was
1 et at $25,000 and he bonded out of the County Jail the same
SCarl Carlton Shuler, 25, of 1399 Old Lloyd Road, was
arrested Jan. 10 and charged, with Possession of Paraphernalia,
S a$ale of Cocaine Within 1,00 Feet of a Park, Possession of
S ocaine With Intent To Sell Within 1,000 Feet of a Park, three
i ounts of Sale of Cocaine, and two counts of trafficking in
( ocaine. His bond was set at $287,500 and he remained at the
County Jail Monday afternoon, Jan. 14.
SKeith Ray Matthews, 19, of 12447 Gamble Road, was
arrested Sunday, Jan. 13, and charged with Violation of
IProbation, Possession of Paraphernalia. No bond was set and he
remained at the County Jail Monday afternoon, Jan.14..
Hector Resto, 53, of Calle 8 #708 Bo Obrero Santurce, PR,
Puerto Rico, was arrested Sunday, Jan. 13 and charged with
Violation of Parole. He was being held in the County Jail with-
?ut bond Monday afternoon, Jan. 14.
Daniel Franklin Taylor, 40, of 49 Russell Drive,
Crawfordville, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 12, and charged with
two counts of Violation of Probation (VOP), Armed Burglary of
a Dwelling, VOP, Armed Burglary of a Structure. He was still
S Ieing held in the County Jail Monday afternoon, Jan. 14, with-
out bond.

employees would talk up the bene-
fits of the service and so help spread
Mayor Julie Conley alone
expressed reservation about the pro-
posal to waive the signup fee.
"I have a problem with giving to
employees something that we
charge to taxpayers," she said. "It's
not even generating revenues."
Vogelgesang, head of the tech-
nology committee that oversees the
Internet system, took exception with
the mayor's representation.
"I beg to differ," Vogelgesang
said. "It is generating $1,500 month-
ly. It's getting close to the break-
even point."
Vogelgesang based his assess-
ment on the monthly fees from sub-
scribers, as well as the savings to the
city in fuel, personnel time and
other costs from employees not hav-
ing to physically check the various
pump stations, which were now sup-
posedly being monitored electroni-
cally, although the efficiency and
consistency of the system was still
under question.
Councilman Luther Pickles
"I look it as an employee fr-inge
benefit," Pickles said of the free
Internet connection for city employ-
ees. "And if we get 10 more sub-
scribers, it's $300 more coming in a
By May 2007, city officials were
ready to sign a contract with the
Main Avenue property owner to pro-
vide Internet service to that area
west of town and were also contem-
plating expansion of the service to
Pinckney Hill Plantation and possi-
bly to a third location in the county.
The rapid expansion, absent a busi-
ness plan or any guidelines, worried
Vogelgesang and City Clerk Emily
Hayes, on the other hand,
emerged as a strong proponent of
the expansion, arguing that it was
good for the customer base and for
economic development.
"We've got about 60 customers
now, but we may be at a stagnant
point in our Internet," Hayes
argued. "The potential for new cus-


Passengers inside included Danny
Rodriguez, 24, also of Miami
Gardens, and Rene Leve, 59, of
Opalocka, FL.
The rear driver's side tire suf-
fered a blowout and Gustavo
Rodriguez lost control of the vehicle,

tomers is outside the city. We can
talk about it all we want. But at
some point, we've going to have to
do something."
Well and fine, Vogelgesang coun-
tered. But how many potential cus-
tomers would the service actually
get, given the plantation's topogra-
phy and the inability of the system
to reach low places? If it cost the city
$2,000 to $4,000 to install the equip-
ment and it got only five or so cus-
tomers in return, was it cost effec-
tive and worth the effort? He
thought the council should develop
some rules to help guide future
expansion decisions:
Vogelgesang wasn't the only one
expressing concern at this point.
More and more, (Emily) Anderson
was voicing discomfort with the way
the project was unfolding without a
plan. At a May 2007 workshop of the
technology committee, Anderson
made her concerns known.
Specifically, she worried aboutthe
mounting costs of the system and
how it was being funded. Anderson
asked the council for direction in
the form of a business plan outlining
how her office should treat expendi-
tures and revenues for the system.
At that point, according to
Anderson, the system had cost the
city $181,000, including a $35,000
loan and the $2,060 monthly fee to
the Internet connectivity. What's
more, she pointed out, all the
expended money had largely come
from the general fund and the 'sewer
and water accounts. True enough,
the Internet was beginning to pay its
way, but barely so, she said. And
while expansion of the system was
increasing the customer base and
the income line, it was also creating
more costs in terms of the purchase
and maintenance of equipment, she
said. Not to mention the overtime
that it was costing the city, as
employees from other departments
had to do the Internet work after
their regular work hours.
"We need to do an analysis,"
Anderson said. "We need to know
what we are getting for our money."
Anderson's call for a business
plan went unheeded, if it ever really

which skidded sideways across the
inside lane and rolled down the
embankment 11/ times and came to
a final rest on its passengers side of
the vehicle, facing southwest in
trees and underbrush.
The three men inside were all

In a telling meeting in July 2007,
misgivings about the direction of
the enterprise surfaced more force-
fully, with Vogelgesang and Hayes
representing the opposite sides of
the debate. The issue at hand was
the expansion of the system to
Pinckney Hill Plantation and
approval of the guidelines for future
For the first time, Vogelgesang;
suggested that the council might'
want to consider the existing con-
tract wth. AT&T. fo nterr.t; con-
nectivity' neihe:duiet
in mid 2Q08,igiven the syst i.'
of proff IiTlthy i
"Part,: e'dci.isp tt 'xpanii
and gio f hiiooha Nto)o'lnmw.ithfthe
decision that this enterprise will
continue; and that it's a commit-
ment that may not show a profit,"
Vogelgesang said. "There's a lot of
upfront costs and the payoff will
come over time."
He reminded his colleagues that
the system was barely paying for
itself and that it was heavily indebt-
ed to the sewer and water accounts,
which had largely subsidized 'the
system's implementation. Not to
mention that the operation had no
assigned city personnel per se and
that its key operator had recently
left the city's employment, a refer-
ence to technical service engineer
Charlie Colvin.
"I just want us to be aware that
there's a limited number of people to
operate the system," Vogelgesang
continued. "I want to make sure also
that we understand that this won't
bring positive revenues right away
and that we're committing to do it
with taxpayers' dollars."
Vogelgesang's arguments went
nowhere. The council approved the
contract for the expansion into
Pinckney Hill Plantation.
On Dec. 4, 2007, in a slip of the
tongue that she immediately came
to regret, Conley finally -acknowl-
edged the proverbial "big white ele-
phant in the room", calling the
enterprise "a train wreck".
(Next issue: Postscript to an
anatomy of a costly boondoggle.)

cont from page 1A
using their seatbelts and suffered no
injuries. "Not even a scratch," said
The crash was not alcohol-relat-
ed and no charges were filed. The
vehicle was totaled with damage
estimated at $8,000.


4A Monticello News Wednesday, January 16, 2008


National President To Visit

VFW Ladies' Auxiliary

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Ladies Auxiliary Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars
(LAVFW) Department of
Florida officers and mem-
bers are preparing for the
arrival of National Ladies
Auxiliary VFW President
Virginia Carmen, in the
state. She will visit in Or-
lando, Jan. 18-20 for the
Mid-Winter Conference, to
be hosted at the Marriott
Airport Hotel.
Carmen got an early

start in the LAVFW as a
member and officer in the
Junior Girls, on to Union
President, Auxiliary Presi-
dent with the district, and
currently, National Presi-
Carman elaborates on
the theme she chose, "Tra-
dition of Caring". She
stated the traditions are
important, not only to her,
but to the organization as a
whole. "We stand upon the
Patriotic traditions of
those who have gone before
us, particularly those who

Seminar On Living

Well PlannedJan. 28

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Dr. Ira Byock, a nationally-acclaimed author and the
physician credited with bringing palliative and hospice
care into mainstream medicine, will present a seminar 7
p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Tallahassee Community
College Center for Economic & Workforce Development.
The seminar, which is free and open to the public, is
sponsored by Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Big
Bend Hospice, and Aging with Dignity
During his presentation, Dr. Byock will discuss how
to heal broken relationships by focusing on four things
that matter most: "Please fotrive me. I fQr'Ve yo'.Thahki
you. I love you." .
Dr. Byodk will also 1 eflect upon his decades oFexperi-
ence in working with patients and their families facing
the end of life.
Following the presentation, Dr. Byock will be avail-
able for a book signing session.
In addition to the Monday evening seminar, Dr. Byock
Swill also present an end-of-life care lecture 6 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 27, at the FSU College of Medicine. This event is in-
tended for health care professionals and medical stu-
dents, and is open to the public.
In addition,
Dr. Byock will speak at other professional education
conferences to physicians and colleagues of Tallahassee
Memorial HealthCare. Seminars to feature compassion-
ate care and dying well initiatives.
In addition,
Dr. Byock is working to change the way that improv-
ing the quality of life for people facing serious, complex
illness versus treating their direct ailment or illness ap-
proaches end-of-life care.
He shifts the attention to matters of the heart, helping
patients and their families deal with important emotional
and spiritual issues that are relevant even before the end
of life.
"I have learned from my patients and their families a
surprising truth about dying: that this stage of life holds
remarkable possibilities," said Dr. Byock. "Despite the ar-
duous nature of the experience, when people are rela-
tively comfortable and know that they are not going to be
abandoned, they frequently find ways to strengthen bonds
with people they love and to create profound meaning in
their final passage."
Dr. Byock is the author of two books, Dying Well and
The Four Things That Matter Most. Both books focus on
his decades of experience in working with families facing
the end of life and how to make it as meaningful and pre-
cious as the beginning.
He also helped Tallahassee-based Aging With Dignity
create the Five Wishes advance directive, of which 10 mil-
lion copies have been distributed since its introduction in
Dr. Byock is a past president of the American Acad-
emy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and was director
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's national grant
program, Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care.
Currently, he is chair of Palliative Medicine at Dart-
mouth Medical School in Lebanon, NH.

fought to protect those tra-
We have some very
powerful symbols of tradi-
tion: the US flag, Pledge of
Allegiance, and the Star
Spangled Banner. Each of
these symbols point to the
things we hold dear in our
lives, such as family, our
Veterans, and the princi-
ples upon which this coun-
try is founded," she said.
She further stated, "It
is because of our country's
tradition of caring that I
want our ladies to focus on
getting out there and doing
what they do best: Engage
our youth in scholarship
contests and activities;
Visit veterans in nursing
and medical centers, doing
for them, whatever is
needed; Support the orga-
nization's programs and its
Seek every opportunity
to assist and honor those
who have and who are cur-
rently serving our country,
as well as their families;
Share the message of the
Buddy Poppy; Work with
other groups to help better
our towns, cities, and state.
And put the Pledge of
Allegiance and National
Anthem on the lips of
every citizen. If we do
these things, our organiza-,
tion will glow with pride.
and Patriotic passion and
our purpose will become

transparent to everyone
around us."
VFW Post 251 Auxiliary
President Mary Madison
encourages the ladies to
join her at the conference,
to witness and be a part of
this outstanding event. She
outlines the three-day ac-
Friday morning will be
Aisle of Flags formation
welcoming National Presi-
dent Carmen. At noon will
be a luncheon honoring the
president and afterward,
Department, District and
Council meetings.
Saturday morning be-
gins with opening cere-
monies then the
Mid-Winter Conference
general meeting. Saturday
evening activities begin
with a "Chat-N'-Chew"
cocktail hour, then the
semi-formal Voice of
Democracy banquet, at
which the State Voice of
Democracy winner will de-
liver their winning speech.
Sunday morning is
wrap-up meeting and check
"I'm really looking for-
ward to the conference. It is
my first. As president, I
hope to bring back a wealth
of information and materi-
als to our unit," said Madi-
son4r whq also sery, ~,as the
Auxiliary's publicity chair-

Photo Submitted
Rick Knowles, Max Bilinski, and Jerry Boatwright
made a special "Country Music" appearance at the Monti-
cello Kiwanis Club meeting recently.

Kiwanis Enjoy Country Music

Monticello News
Staff Writer
At the Jan. 2 meeting of
the Monticello Kiwanis,
Rick Knowles, Max Bilin-
ski, and Jerry Boatwright
entertained the members
with Rick Knowles' collec-
tions of country songs, and
Bilinski debuted a song he
had written.
The Monticello Kiwa-
nis meet at noon on
Wednesdays for lunch and
a meeting with a program,

at the Jefferson Country
Club on the Boston High-

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A member of Con-
gressman Allen Boyd's
staff will be visiting
Monticello 9:30 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
Jan. 23, at the public li-
brary, so the people of
Jefferson County have
the opportunity to dis-
cuss issues concerning
Congressman Boyd's
staff is trained to assist
constituents with a vari-

Allen Boyd

ety of issues relating to
various federal agen-
It is important to
Congressman Boyd that
his staff is available for
those who are not able
to travel to either his
Panama City or Talla-
hassee offices.
A Boyd staff member
will be available on the
fourth Wednesday of
every month.

Hattie Gertrude "Geat" Walker,
age 94, passed away Friday, January 4,
2008 in Tallahassee.
A native of Jefferson County and for-
mer resident of Detroit, MI where she
lived for over 65 years. She was a Domes-
tic Engineer and member of Russell
Street Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11:00
p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2008 at Eliza-
beth Baptist Church Dills Community.
Larry Issac Scott officiating. Interment
were followed at Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church. Visitation was held on
Friday, January 11, 2008 from 6-8 pm at
Branch Street Funeral Home in Monti-
cello (850-997-2024).
Mrs. Walker is survived by one son,
Henry Minton of Monticello; one daugh-
ter, Gloria Ann Hardiman (Thomas) of
Detroit, MI; 10 grandchildren; Juanita
Minton -Crumity of Monticello, Evelyn
Delois Anderson (Henry) of Orlando, FL,
Sheila Powell (Tyron), Kenyatta Posey
(Lamarr), Lynette Burton, Thomas
Hardiman, Jr. (Alexis), Johnnie Hardi-
man (LaToya) and Dorian Hardiman

Mrs. Jane Patterson Hampton, age
86, passed away Sunday, December 30,
Mrs. Hampton was a native of Jeffer-
son County She graduated from FSCW
and taught elementary school early in her
career. She was married and raised two
children in Monticello before retiring
from the Florida Division of Family Serv-
ices as a caseworker. Jane and her hus-
band moved to Dahlonega, GA, where
'they lived for many years.. Jane was an
avid reader and book collector, enjoyed


(Tracey) all of Detroit, MI; 21 great
grandchildren, Andre Crumity (Armia)
and Slayla Crumity of Tallahassee, Ray-
mond Anderson (Shara) and Brandon
Anderson of Orlando, Shanvia and Ariel
Manns, Lamarr, Jr., Jevon Posey, Quinton
Green, Alexis Burton, Thomas, III, Por'
sha,. Beyonte, Veron, Rashada, LaTeri,
Brooklyn, Dallas, Dorian, Jr., Lauren,
Johnthan Hardiman all of Detroit, MI;
five great-great children, Evan Crumity
of Jacksonville, FL, Arayah Crumity,
Deyah Crumity LaKedra Carter all of
Tallahassee, Brandee Anderson of Or-
lando, FL; a dedicated cousin, Joyce Ann
Stokes (Leroy) of,' Ft ::Latlderdale, FL; ex-'
tended family pllfe:11ll'Parrish6bf Mbn-
ticello, Nathan Minton (Veronica) of,
Lakes Wales, FL, Robert Minton (Mar-
garet) of Bradenton, FL, Doretha Howard
of St. Petersburg, FL; sister-in-law, Dora
Walker of Detroit, MI and a host of
nieces, nephews, loved ones and family
SMrs. Walker was preceded in death by
her husband, mother, all of her siblings
and daughter, Betty J. Cosby

music and loved life.
A private interment was held at the
Dahlonega Memorial Park in Dahlonega,
GA. Haisten Funeral Home (770-914-8833)
of McDonough, GA was in charge of
Jane is survived by her daughter, Har-
riette Williams (Doug); son, Robin Hamp-
ton (Karin); three grandchildren; six great
grandchildren; one sister; one brother.
She was preceded in death by her hus-
band of 55 years, E. Harold Hampton; and
two sisters.

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January 16-30
Jefferson Arts will
show the works of artists
Debby Brienen and Rene
Lynch through January on
Wednesdays and Saturdays
10 a.m. 2 p.m. in the
Gallery For more informa-
tion contact the Arts at
m or 997-3311. Jefferson
Arts Gallery and Gift Shop
is open to the public and is
free of charge.
January 16
Boston Butt orders are
being taken by the Relay
For Life Team members of
First Presbyterian Church.
The marinated, rotisserie,
smoked butts weigh 9-10
pounds and are, priced at
$20. Contact Ellen Cline at
997-2798 or 544-6094 now to
order. Butts will be avail-
able for pick-up 12:00 2:30
Sp.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
January 17
Feed the Elderly meals
may be picked up 11 a.m. -1
p.m. on the third Thursday
of every month at the
Greater Fellowship dining
hall, 690 Cypress Street.
Contact Gloria Cox-Jones
at 997-4592 for more infor-
mation, or .to donate your
time, food, or to make a fi-
nancial contribution.
January 18
Hiram Masonic Lodge
No. 5 will hold a Fish Fry
5-7 p.m. Friday at the lodge
location 235 North Olive
SStreet in'Monticello. The
cost is $7. Contact Roy
Faglie at 933-2938 for more
January 19
SHARE Delivery Day
Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m. at
the Masonic Lodge 235
Olive Street, Monticello.
This is not a storage facility
Food packages will need to
be picked up promptly Con-
tact Coordinator Martha
Creel at 445-9061 for more
January 20
Camellia Garden Circle
meets at 2 p.m. on the third
Sunday of the month for a
meeting and program. Con-
tact Chairman Carolyn
Milligan at 997-3917 for pro-
gram and meeting location
January 21
Magnolia Garden Cir-
cle meets at noon on the
third Monday of the month
for a meeting and program.
Contact Chairman Pam
Kelly at 997-5010 for more
January 22
American Business
Women's Association Sil-

ver Dome Chapter meets 6
p.m. on the fourth Tuesday
of each month at Hilton
Garden Inn on Blairstone
Road, next to K-mart, for
dinner and a meeting. This
will be a Business Associ-
ates/Colleague event, hon-
oring persons who have
been instrumental in your
life. Contact Debbie at 997-
0901 for more information
about ABWA.:
January 22
Triple LLL Club meets
at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth
Tuesday of each month in
the fellowship hall of the
First Baptist Church Mon-
ticello for a meeting with a
program and speaker, and
potluck lunch. Contact the
church at 997-2349 for more
January 23
Monticello Kiwanis
Club meets every Wednes-
day at noon at the Jefferson
Country Club on Boston
Highway for lunch and a
meeting. Contact President
Rob Mazur at 559-8956 for
club information.
January 24
Monticello Woman's
Club will hold a Country
Dinner Thursday begin-
ning at 5 p.m. at the club-
house on East Pearl Street.
Ticket cost is $10, to be used
for local scholarships. Con-
tact Chairperson Ethel
Strickland at 997-3382 for
more information.
January 24
AA.,,eetings held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at
Christ Episcopal Church
.Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129, 997-1955.
January 25
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson

Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact President Judson Free-
man at 997-0370 for club
January 25-26
USDA Commodities
and Second Harvest will
welcome volunteers to bag
food packages 6:30 p.m. Fri-
day evening for distribu-'
tion 9-11 a.m. Saturday at
the New Bethel AME
Church 6496 Ashville High-
way. Contact Essie Norton
at 997-5683 for information.
January 26
A barbecue pork din-'
ner will be served 4- 7 p.m.
on Saturday at the Wau-
keenah United Methodist
Church, in the Sam Pasco -
Grantham Memorial Fel-
lowship Hall. The cost is $9
adults, and $5 children. The
meal includes dinner, r
dessert, and a cold drink. i
For more information con-
tact Stan Monroe at 510-
January 26
AARP Driver Safety
Class 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Satur-
day at the County Library
Full day attendance is re-
quired to receive insurance
discount certificate. Con-
tact the Extension Office at
342-0187 for detailed infor-
January 26
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at, Christ ;
Episcopal Church Ainiex,
425 North ,Cherry,~tret.
For more information call
997-2129, 997-1955.

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Family Pet Back Home,

Thanks To


Monticello News
Staff Writer
After 18 days of a local family suf-
fering from agony and heartbreak con-
cerning the much beloved lost family
pet, Chipper, they have once again been
reunited, thanks to microchipping.
The entire family, friends, co-work-
ers, and community members were
searching for the missing dog, Chipper, a
12 year-old Chocolate Lab.
Chipper belongs to county resident
Caldwell McCord, and his two young chil-
dren, since he was a young puppy in 1996.
McCord's mother, Sherry, tells the
story which will hopefully motivate resi-
dents to have their pets microchipped.
When McCord moved from Lloyd to a
home on Government Farm Road, in
early December, Chipper remained in
residency with Sherry in Lloyd until he
was transferred to the new McCord
home, Dec. 15.
On the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 16,
Caldwell reported to his job for duty at
County Fire Rescue and left Chipper in
the yard. When he returned home that
evening, Chipper was gone.
The family and friends were grief-
stricken and quickly banded together in
the search effort. Family and friends
quickly put together lost dog flyers and
they were distributed throughout Jeffer-
son, Gadsden, Thomas, Grady, Leon and
Wakulla counties, and all of those county
veterinarians, animal shelters were sent
flyers and notified of the missing animal.
Over the course of the following two
weeks, the flyers generated many phone
calls, from those thinking they had spot-
ted Chipper; those wanting to help in the
search in any way they could, and, many
well wishers. "We also received a slew of
calls from people asking if we had lo-
cated Chipper yet," said Sherry Family
members, friends, and others, checked
out any and all possible.leads, but still,
"We would drive around for hours
looking for Chipper in hopes we might
find him," said Sherry "On just my ve-
hide alone, I put on 1,000-1,200 miles
searching for him."
Christmas came and went and the
family was miserable. "We couldn't
enjoy ourselves without Chipper. We
couldn't help but worry about him; had
he been stolen for dog fighting, had he
been injured or killed, any one of a hun-
dred different things could have hap-
pened to him," said Sherry. "You try not
to think the worse, but you just can't help
Then, Sherry got to thinking, Chip-
per had been microchipped about ten

years earlier, but had his information
been updated? So she called Avid, the
company who makes his chip. "His infor-
mation was not current, so I updated the
information and informed them that
Chipper was missing," said Sherry
"Avid, put Chipper's information on the
'30 Hot List', which contains information
about missing animals microchipped
with Avid chips."

Just days later, Sherry received.a call
from the Douglas-Coffee County Humane
Society, in Douglas, GA, 129 miles away
"They asked questions concerning Chip-
per and they said they had him," said
Sherry. She and her daughter dropped
everything and headed on the long trek
to Douglas. "I didn't call Caldwell. It was
his first day at his new job at Simpson
Nurseries, and I wanted to verify that it

was Chipper, first."
When they arrived, they were taken
to Chipper, who quickly perked up when
he saw them. "It was Chipper! How did
he get all the way up here? We can't help
but wonder," said Sherry She said'that
Chipper had quite obviously been on his
own. He was thin and he reeked of rotten
food and animals. She said that if some-
one had picked him up somewhere along
the road and decided to keep him, he
would have tried escaping at his earliest
opportunity, which could have led him
even further away from home.
Shortly before arriving home, Mc-
Cord's sister, called Caldwell and told
him he had to come to dinner. They
wanted to surprise him. He said he
couldn't, that he had to check out a lead
on Chipper, but she insisted that he
come to the house for dinner, first. Ap-
parently, while en route, he figured it
out. They found Chipper!
Following a long bubble bath, family
Sand friends were ecstatic and cele-
brated a very, very joyous reunion
while snuggling with Chipper on the
d floor. '"We just couldn't get enough,"
- said Sherry
e- Sherry has since removed all of the
t. missing dog flyers from all the coun-
ties, and notified everyone she could
think of. Every reaction was the same,
a celebratory, "Yeah! Chipper is
"If not for the microchip, Chipper
'would have been'put up for adoption in
Douglas and we never would have
known what happened or ever seen him
again," said Sherry
"If you want your pets to be found and
returned, microchipping is such an in-
expensive route to ensure that your pet
is returned home."
Both local veterinarians offices, Ani-
mal Medical Clinic and Veterinary Asso-
ciates, offer microchipping service for
less than $35. Each is also equipped with
a wand to read any microchipped ani-
mals coming into the clinics.
Both offices stress the importance
that the purchased microchip informa-
tion must be called into the manufac-
turer of the microchip and all
information given and kept updated to
register the animal, otherwise, the chips
are worthless for identifying a pet. The
average cost of registration is about $15.
"It is worth less than $50 to ensure
that you get your pet back, when the pain
of losing them could cost so very much
more," stressed Sherry. She concluded
that though the family Christmas was
miserable, 2008 is looking bright since
Chipper has returned."

Ballroom Dance Classes

Continue At Opera House
Monticello News
Staff Writer
By popular demand, ballroom dance classes continue at
the Monticello Opera House.
Classes in January take place on the Tuesday evenings
of the Jan 15 and 22. There will be no class held on Jan 29 as
the Opera House is a polling place. Classes will resume in
February on Wednesday evenings through the 27th.
Admission is $5 for adults-and $3 for students 17 and
under, refreshments are available.
New to the Opera House, instructor Brandt Burnett
makes this a fun time for the young and young at heart.
Introductory classes in ballroom fundamentals begin at
6:30 p.m. and open ballroom dancing is available from 7:15
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dance focus in this session will include the
Waltz, Rumba, Salsa, and Foxtrot.
If you missed the New Year's Eve extravaganza 'Puttin'
On The Ritz' at the Monticello Opera House, here's your
chance to get ready to step out with your partner and strut
your stuff, for the next dance event.
Sufficient participation is needed to continue these
classes. A dance partner is not required, as 'mixer dances'
will give all the opportunity to have a dance partner.
The Jefferson County Health Department's motto is
"Just Move Jefferson," and here is the chance to do it in a
fun way.
For more information contact the Opera House at 997-

Photo Submitted

Mignonette Garden Circle members ir attendance to the Christmas party held at the
home of Jackie Andris are from left to right and seated: Louise Chitwood, Amanda Ouzts,
Mary Ellen Given, and Frances Barrett. Standing left to right front are: Sadie Pafford,
Shirley Widd, Barbara Culbreath, Delois Metcalf, Jewel Hagan, and Eleanor Hawkins. In
back are hostesses Jan Wadsworth, chairperson and Jackie Andris.



Circle Holds

Christmas Party
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Mignonette Garden
Circle members met at the
home of Jackie Andris for
a luncheon Christmas
party in December.
Members enjoyed a gift
exchange, limited to $20 per
gift, after a full-course
luncheon meal prepared
and served by hostesses
Jan Wadsworth, chairper-
son and Andris.
The Mignonette Gar-
den Circle also decorated
one of the many Christmas
trees on display in the Mon-
ticello Opera House during
the holidays. They deco-
rated in Victorian Christ-
mas style, with lights.

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It's A





Born December 23, 2007

The brothers and sis-
ters of Carolee Desiree
Thompson welcomed her
birth 12:58 p.m., Sunday,
Dec. 23, 2007, at the
Women's Pavilion Center
in Tallahassee. She
weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces,
and was 20 inches in length.
She was born to Michelle Lee and Greggory Edward Thompson of Greenville.
Her maternal grandma is Suzanne Marie Ciske, and her maternal grandpa is Ricky
Lane Price, aka Chief, of Milwaukee, WI.
Her paternal grandma is Carolyn Loretta Thompson and her paternal grandpa is
Robelia Edgar Thompson, both of Greenville.
Also making her welcome is her Aunt Kelly Marie Krzoska id Uncle Christopher
Michael Krzoska.

Rotisserie Smoked
Boston Butts

Relay For Life Event
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Relay For Life
Team of the First Presbyte-
rian Church of Monticello
is selling marinated, rotis-
serie smoked Boston Butts
for $20. The Boston Butts
weigh approximately 9-10
Team members will be
taking orders until Sunday,
Jan. 20. The Boston Butts
will be wrapped and avail-
able for pickup Sunday,
Jan. 27 from noon until 2:30
p.m., at the First Presbyte-
rian Fellowship Hall.
Show your support for
the fight against cancer.
Place an order today by
contacting Ellen Cline at
997-2798 or 850-544-6094.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Getting Your Hair Ready For The Big Day

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women want everything to be perfect,
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just as important, their hair. After all,
most brides-to-be would trade a year of
bad hair days for a good one on that spe-
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Ernie McCraw, director of pro-
fessional beauty education for Sally Beauty
Supply. Having a good hair day isn't just luck.
You have to get your hair in shape just like
you would your body
Start with your stylist. Schedule a consul-
tation and take along your headpiece or any
hair accessories you have selected to go with
your dress, as well as pictures of te hairstyle
you have in mind. The stylist cai4tell you
what's possible and, more important, what
isn't possible, and help create a style that
works best for you. Keep an open mind. You
want a style that reflects your personality and
works with the setting.
Your stylist can also assess the condition
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Planning things out with your stylist can
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Monticello News 9A

For Jan 29, 2008

Official Presidential Preference Primary

JANUARY 29, 2008

* Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
* If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot.
* If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count.


I ,Rudy Giuliani ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
Mike Huckabee
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property
SAlan Keyes taxation. With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the
homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead
:'* John McCain property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to
their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3)
SRon Paul provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits
assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except for school
SMitt Romney district taxes.
Tom Tancredo In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between
.* Fred Thompson $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits.
Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit
to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing
their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the electors in
January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the
previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead
has a higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be
R republican transferred;-if the new homestead has a lower jubt value, the amount of benefit
transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This
Provision applies to all taxes.
P arty w ill (3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to
hte thisV 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an
ote t is improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value
following a change of ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation
B allot does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January
1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather
than as currently provided "at'a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held
in November of 2008. The limitation oh annual assessment increases for specified
real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a
special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if
this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.

JANUARY 29,2008

* Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
* If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot.
* If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count


This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to homestead property, this
revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to
transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this
revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does
not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their
Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous
homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on
January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value
than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the amount of
benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision
applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be
assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a
change of ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is
repealed effective January 1,. 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not apply uniformly to
property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides for assessment of
homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon'approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved
in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1; 2009, if approved in the general election held in
November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll
if this revision is approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is
approved in the general election held in November of 2008.
'; YES

No Party or Minor

Party Affiliation

will vote this


JANUARY 29, 2008
* Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
* If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot.
* If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count.


"- Joseph R. Biden, Jr. ARTICLE Xll, SECTION 27
Christopher J. Dodd ASSESSMENTS,
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property
John Edwards taxation. With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the
homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead
SMike Gravel property owners to transfer up to S500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to
their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3)
j Dennis J. Kucinich provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits
Barak O assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except for school
BarackObama district taxes.
William "Bill" Richardson III In more detail, this revision:
a Bi"(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits.
Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit
S to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing
D em ocratic their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the electors in
January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the
previous homestead must have. been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead
P has a higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be
P arty w ill transferred; if the hew homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit
transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This
t provision applies to all taxes.
vote this (3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
B allot (4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to
B alot 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an
improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value
following a change of ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation
does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January
1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in
2018. .
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local'
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather
than as currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1,2008, if approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held
in Noverhmer of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified
real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a
special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if
this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.

Jefferson County Launches Prescription Drug

Discount Card That Can Be Used by All Residents

Discount Cards Offering Average Savings Of 20 Percent Off Retail Price

Jefferson County has
now launched a discount
card program to help con-
sumers cope with the high
price of prescription
drugs. The county is mak-
ing free prescription drug
discount cards available
under a program spon-
sored by the National As-
sociation of Counties
(NACo) that offers average
savings of 20 percent off
the retail price of com-
monly prescribed drugs.
The cards may be used
by all county residents, re-
gardless of age, income, or
existing health coverage,
and are accepted at
county's pharmacies. A
national network of more
than 57,000 participating
retail pharmacies also will
honor the NACo prescrip-
tion discount card.
"Jefferson County is
proud to be one of the
counties nationwide par-
ticipating with-NACo,"
said Jefferson County
Health Department Ad-
ministrator Kim Barnhill.
"The NACo prescription
discount card offers signif-
icant savings for the unin-
sured and underinsured
residents of our county,
and even those fortunate
to have prescription cover-
age can use the card to
save money on drugs that
are not covered by their
health plan. Residents do
not have to be Medicare
beneficiaries to be eligible
for this program."
Best of all, there is no
cost to county taxpayers
for NACo and Jefferson
County to make these
money saving cards avail-
able to our residents.

Cards will be available at
the Jefferson County
Health Department, Jack-
son Drugs, CVS and Winn
Dixie pharmacies, Monti-
cello Chamber of Com-
merce, Jefferson County
Public Library, Monticello
City Hall, Jefferson
County Tax Collector of-
fice, Jefferson County
Property Appraiser office
and the Jefferson County
Court House, room 10.
County residents can call
the Jefferson County
Health Department at 850-
342-0170 or toll free at 1-
877-321-2652 or visit
m for assistance with the

"Using the NACo pre-
scription discount card is
easy," said Jefferson
County Health Depart-
ment Administrator Kim
Barnhill. "Simply present
it at a participating phar-
macy There is no enroll-
ment form, no
membership fee and no re-
strictions or limits on fre-
quency of use.
Cardholders and their
family members may use
the card any time their
prescriptions are not cov-
ered by insurance."
The discount card pro-
gram is administered by
Caremark Rx, Inc.

Introducing the JEFFERSON COUNTY
Prescription Discount Card

FREE to County Residents!
Americans are paying more for prescription drugs than ever before. Without
prescription coverage, staying healthy can come at a high price. With the Jef-
ferson County Prescription Discount Card, free to county residents, you can
save money on many of your prescription purchases!
Any county resident without prescription coverage can use this program.
Even if you have insurance for prescription drugs, you may still benefit from
the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs your ex-
isting plan does not cover.
Everyone is eligible!
No income requirements
No age requirements
Unlimited use for the whole family
The Jefferson County Prescription Discount Card is:
Valuable. Save an average of 20% off the pharmacy's regular
price on all commonly prescribed prescriptions and an average savings of
50% on.3-month supplies of select generics through mail service.
Savings are also available on high-tech and injectable drugs through
our specialty pharmacy.
Easy. There are no claim forms to fill out and no annual fee to pay.
For more information call JCHD 850-342-0314 or toll free 1-877-321-2652
Cards are available at: Jefferson County Health Department, local pharmacies,
Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Public Library, Monti-
cello City Hall, Jefferson County Tax Collector office, Jefferson County Prop-
erty Appraiser office and Jefferson County Court House, room 10.
Pick up your card and start saving today!
This plan is not insurance.
Savings are only available at participating retail pharmacies.

10A Monticello News Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Recreation Park Soccer Action

15023 Hwy. 19 South
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Sat. 1:00-3:10-5:20-7:35-9:55
Sun. 1:00-3:10-5:20-7:35
Mon.-Thurs. 5:20-7:35
Fri. 5:30-7:45- 10:00
Sat. 12:55-3:15-5:30-7:45-10:00
Sun. 12:55-3:15-5:30-7:45
Mon.-Thurs. 5:30*7:45
Sat. 1:10-4:15-7:20-10:10
Sun. 1:10-4:15-7:20
Mon. -Thurs. 4:15*7:20
Fri. 5:45*7:55 10:05
Sat. 1:15 3:30*5:45-7:55 10:15
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Mon. -Thurs. 5:45-7:55

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Sat. 1:30-4:20-7:05-10:05
Sun. 1:30-4:20-7:05
Mon.-Thurs. 4:20-7:05

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Fri. 4:00-7:10-9:30
Sat. 1:20-4:00-7:10-9:30
Sun. 1:20-4:00-7:10
Mon. -Thurs. 4:00-7:10
Fri. 4:1 07:00-9:50
Sat. 1:05-4:10-7:00-9:50
Sun. 1:05-4:10-7:00
Mon. -Thurs. 4:10-7:00

Carson Nennstiel, on the fourth and fifth grades red
team, and Ruben Aleman and Morgan Kline on the green
team, go for the ball. From left to right are Nennstiel, Ale-
man and Kline.

Thomas Swickley, on the fourth and fifth grades green team, leads with the ball. F om
left to right are Tonya Cezares, Carlie Barber, Thomas, Brandon Rudlaff and Hunter Han-
dley. B

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The first two weekends
of practicing drills, skills
and actual match play for
the Pee Wee Youth Soccer
program, now in its tenth
year, were extremely well-
attended by both young
athletes and their fans.
Program creator and
coordinator, Phil Barker,
said the first two sessions
went very well, running
without a hitch. "We'did
Skills ndt diills ifiPidiing
dribbling, trapping, throw-
ing, passing and intro-
duced the kids to the
basics such as what the
side lines and goal lines
mean," said Barker. He
added that the crowds dur-
ing both weekends were
overflowing with relatives
and fans, who cheered
their favorite teams and
players from the sidelines.
Barker also stated that

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the weather both week-
ends was very cooperative,
providing pleasant temper-
atures and conditions for
field play, with many field
goals scored by the young
athletes. He said that this
year is the largest group to
date, to attend the pro-
gram, with 133 youngsters
turning out, and 12 four
year olds in a program
new this year.
Barker said the 44 chil-
dren in K-5 through first
grades.were,split into four.
smaller teams, each of'
which has it's own coach.
Those volunteer coaches
include Brian Swickley of
the blue team, Karen and
Ed Abear for the orange
team, Matt Stafford of the
red team, and Derrick Bur-
rus for the green team.
Student volunteers in-
clude Caitlin Harrison and
her friend Katie (no last
name provided), Caroline
Mueller, and Matthew
Smith, and working with
the second and third grade
teams, as well as the fourth
and fifth grade teams, is
Dan Nennstiel.
Barker describes the
format for the soccer pro-
Each match will be 50
Matches will be played
at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,
or noon.
Shin guards are
mandatory for all players.
No shin guards, no play.
Long socks (tube socks)
will help hold the shin
guards in place. Plan to
show up for all games be-
cause children do play in a
sprinkle. Any rainouts

will not be made up.
The rules to be fol-
lowed during matches in-
clude, a player shall not
push, kick, strike, or trip
an opponent in such a
manner as to cause a fall
or loss of balance; no
"high kicks" (a kick in
which a player's foot rises
above the waist) will be al-
lowed near other players.
The rule of thumb is:
any ball even with or
above the shoulders, use
your head; and a, player
may; not;deliberately han-
dle, carry or strike the ball
with his/her arms or
hands. The only exception
is the goalkeeper within
his or her own penalty
The penalty for fouls
will be a free kick for the
other team. Any player
who commits a serious
foul or uses abusive lan-
guage will be disqualified
for the remainder of the
Other modified rules
that may be used during
matches include, K-5, first,
second and third grade
teams may not use the
goalkeeper position. Offi-
cially there .are 11 posi-
tions on each team. Most
teams consist of about 13-
15 players, however only
about seven players will be
played at a timed. Players
will be rotated with team-
mates every four to five
Matches will be con-
ducted Jan. 19 at 9 a.m.
teams #5 and #6; at 10 a.m.
teams #7 and #8; 11 a.m.,
teams #1 and #2; and at
noon, teams #3 and #4.

Monticello News Photo:by Lazaro Aleman, Jan. 12, 2008
Stephen Pearson (left) on the fourth and fifth grades
red team, and Thomas Swickley (right) on the green team,
chase downfield after the ball.

Monticello News Photo by Lazaro Aleman, Jan. 12, 2008
Dance anyone? Morgan Kline (left), on the fourth and
fifth grades red team, and Carlie Barber (right) position (
themselves for a kick.
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Tigers Drop Six; St,

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The varsity Tigers dropped the past six games to
stand 5-9 on the season.
Jefferson lost the district game against North
Florida Christian, Dec. 14, and the regular season game
against Taylor County, Dec. 15, however, scores and sta-
tistics were not provided.
In the game against Chiles, Dec. 17, the Tigers were
defeated 82-62. Paul Huggins led the Jefferson score-
board with a whopping 27 points, and six rebounds.
Chris Mayes scored 16 points, and he had five re-
bounds and five assists.
Anthony Johnson dropped in seven points and had
three rebounds and three assists.
Harold Ingram had five points, four rebounds, five
steals, and three blocked shots.
Anthony McDaniels, four points; David Crumity
scored two points, four steals; Marquice Dobson scored
two points; and Lucius Wade had five steals.
In the game against Thomasville Central during the
Christmas Tournament, Dec. 21, the Tigers fell to a 97-58
Mayes led Jefferson with 27 points, three rebounds,
and six assists; Huggins scored 13 points and had ten re-
bounds for a double-double, and two blocked shots.
Dobson scored 13 points, had three assists, and one

and 5-9 On Season

steal; Ingram had two points, ten rebounds, two steals
and two blocks.
Crumity, three points and three steals; and Mc-
Daniels had four rebounds.
During the second game in the Christmas Tourna-
ment, Dec. 22, the Tigers fell, 60-57 to Brooks County
Mayes paved the way for the Tigers, racking up 20
points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and four steals.
Ingram raked in eight points, ten rebounds, two
steals, and three blocked shots.
Tre Johnson scored eight points; Huggins, seven
points, and seven rebounds; and Dobson; five points.
Crumity scored four points and four steals; Devon-
drick Nealy dropped in three points, had five assists,
and three steals; and McDaniels, two points.
In the most recent game against Madison County,
Jan. 4, the Tigers lost 63-56.
Mayes again, led the path for the Tigers, hitting 20
points, he had four assists, and four steals.
Ingram bucketed 13 points and had ten rebounds for
a double-double, and two blocked shots; Huggins scored
nine points and six rebounds; Nealy scored seven
points, and had two assists; Dobson, five points; and
Johnson scored two points, and one assist.
The Tigers man the hardwood against Maclay, in dis-
trict play, Tuesday, Jan. 15, here; and again in district
play against Apalachicola, Thursday, Jan. 17, there.
Both game times are at 7:30 p.m.

Last Home Game Is A Squeaker For NFCC Men's Basketball

Lost free throws could have won the 73-71 game for
The last home game of the 2007-08 season for the
North Florida Community College (NFCC) Men's Bas-
ketball Academy brought home a hard lesson the team
has to make all free throws or possibly face defeat.
The Academy players learned that difficult lesson as
it took a loss in a barn-burner when St. Johns River
Community College (SJRCC) came to Madison Jan. 10 to
play ball and did just
that, defeating NFCC by n Of H T
only two points, 73 71.
It was the type of game
where the fans just go Number PlayerScho
wild as they cheer on
their teams. #40 Marcus Brinson (Madis
"The game last
ni t a ,1;I1 tse" #12 Darryl (D.J.) Marshall (I
night was very close,"
said NFCC Head Basket- #4 Herman Wallace (Mad
S ball Coach Clyde #2 Piere Wilson (Rivervi
Alexander. "We knew
Alwe were in for a fight #24 Brian Hill (Madison Co
we were in for a fight,
(but) we came up short." #10 Allen Detps (Madiso
Alexander said the #33 Nelson President (Go
team now understands #30 Kris James Madison C
the importance of mak-
ing every free shot. "We missed too many free throws
down the stretch of the game and lost by two points. We
made 19 out of 30 free throws," Alexander said. "If we
had made only three more than we missed, we would
have won."
The Academy lost 115-57 Jan. 9 in a road game
against Central Florida Community College in a heart-
breaking game. "This was the weakest game the Acad-

Aucilla Christian L

Monticello News
Staff Writer
'The Aucilla Christian
Academy varsity girls'
basketball team fell to 10-6
on the season after drop-
ping three games during
the Maclay Tournament,
held Jan. 3-5.
The Lady Warriors
were defeated by Green
Mountain of Colorado, 64-
18 on Jan. 3.
Coach Daryl Adams
said that Green Mountain,
a 5-A school was the
biggest in the tournament,
and they won the overall
series of game play.
Aucilla was downed

hard in three of the four
quarters. The Lady War-
riors were dunked 21-9 in
the first, downed 8-5 in the
second, mutilated 23-2 in
the third, and slammed 10-
2 in the fourth.
Nicole Mathis led the
score with seven points
and. she had four re-
bounds; Bethany Saun-
ders scored three points,
had two rebounds and two
assists; Mallory Plaines
had two points, two re-
bounds and five blocked
shots; Courtney Brasing-
ton, two points and four
Tiffany Brasington,
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emy has played all year," said Alexander.
Standouts in that game were NFCC players Marcus
Brinson with 18 points and 10 rebounds; Brian Hill with
14 points and 12 rebounds, Herman Wallace with 9
points; Nelson President with 5 points; Pierre Wilson
with 4 points; Zachary Iott with 3 points; Darryl (D.J.)
Marshall and new player Kris James, both with 2
"We thank everyone for the support for this season,"
Alexander stated. The
team will face its last
CAcademy Did On Scoring: am wil te
,' opponent of the year
Jan. 18-19 in Braden-
ll/Hometown Points ton when NFCC plays
IMG Academy, a pri-
on Hglhl d ). 1:il vate academy where
ion Co.figh/M adiso ) athletics are trained
S Highallaaee) 11 in various athletics
son Co HighlMadison) 10 including basketball.
w High/Sarasota) 9 The two-day event will
Higl adisoget underway as
H:igh a'ion NFCC plays first a 7:30
Co HigghlMadison^) 7 .p.m. game Jan. 18 and
by Highlallhassee) 4 then 2 p.m. game Jan.
'o HighlMadison) 4 19 to finish out this
:year's schedule.
The NFCC Academy is a club team but plays colle-
giate teams. The team cannot compete for any titles
under the club team status.
Scholarships are available at NFCC for young men
who wish to play college basketball and qualify for the
For more information, contact Head Coach Clyde
Alexander at 850.973.16.09 or visit

ady Warr
bounds; Miqhaela Roc-
canti scored two points;
Miranda Wider, three re-
bounds, two steals; and
Jodie Bradford, three re-
In Aucilla's second
game, held Jan. 4, the
Lady Warriors were
downed in a close contest,
56-43, against Wakulla.
Adams said the game
was really close until the
final three minutes when
Wakulla's lead player
came alive, dropping in
four three-point shots to
take the contest.
ACA was downed in
the first quarter, 15-9,
came back to take the sec-
ond, 11-8, and the third, 10-
9, but Aucilla was doubled
in the fourth, 24-12.
Plaines lead the
charge for the Lady War-
riors with her best-scor-
ing game of the season, a
whopping 25 points and 13
rebounds for a double-
double, and two steals.
Mathis scored 11

ACA Athletes Named To

Big Bend Leaders
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Athletes at Aucilla Christian Academy were named to
the Friday, Jan. 11, list of Big Bend Leaders in
Reggie Walker represents the Warriors as
#11 in scoring with an average of
14.0 points per game, and #4 in re-
bounds with an average of 9.9 per
game. Reggie
In girls' basketball, Mallory Walker
Plaines is #12 in scoring with 200
points, an average of 11.7; and Lindsey Day is
Mallory #17 with 143, an average of 10.2
Plaines per game.
Plaines is #1 in rebounds, with
204, an average of 12.0 per game;
Day is #3 with 145, an average of
10.4; and Courtney Brasington is
#25 with 88, an average of 5.2. Lindsey
In assists, Bethany Saunders Day
is #10 with 46, an average of 2.8;
Courtney and Plaines is #12 with 47, an average of 2.8.
Brasington Plaines is #9 in steals with 47, an average
of 2.9; Day #13 with 28, an average
of 2.3; and Nicole Mathis is tied at
#13 with 39 steals, also an average
of 2.3 per game; Saunders is #14 in
steals with 23, an average of 2.1.
In blocked shots, Plaines is #6
with 18, an average of 1.1; and Day
Nicole is #7 with 14, an average of 1.0 per Bethany
Mathis game. Saunders

ACA Middle School Girls

Down Community Christian

Monticello News
Staff Writr .
The Auoilla'Christian Academy middle school girl a:
downed Community Christian, 25-15, Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Community inched Aucilla in the first quarter, 4-3.
ACA came back to take the second, 6-2. The young
Lady Warriors were downed 8-6 in the third, and ACA
came back hard in the fourth to slam Community
Christian, 10-1.
Skyler Halina led the young Lady Warriors with
ten points, four steals, and five rebounds.
Brooke Kinsley scored six points and had three
steals; and Pamela Watt scored six points.
Shelby Witmer scored three points, and had three
The final game of the season, slated against Geor-
gia Christian Thursday, Jan. 17, was canceled by Geor-
gia Christian.

iors Fall To 10-6 On Season

points, had three re-
bounds, and three steals;
Saunders earned three
points, four rebounds,
four steals, and four as-
sists; Bradford three
points, two rebounds,
three steals, and one
blocked shot; Brasington
snagged down four re-
bounds, two assists, three
steals; Wider and Roccanti
each had two rebounds.
In the final game of
the tournament, held Jan.
5, Aucilla was edged by
Taylor County, 37-36.
The Lady Warriors
outscored Taylor in the
first, 4-3 and 13-10 in the
second to finish the half
at a 17-13 lead. Taylor
came back after the half
to take the third quarter,
10-8 and the fourth, 14-11
foi the win.
Plaines led the score
for the Lady Warriors,
earning 14 points and she
had six rebounds, two as-
sists, and one blocked

Mathis pulled in six
points and she had six re-
bounds, and five steals;
Tiffany Brasington,
earned six points; Saun-
ders scored four points,
had four assists and two
steals; Courtney Brasing-

ton scored two points and
had nine rebounds, two
assists, and two steals;
Bradford scored two
points, had six rebounds
and four steals; and Roc-
canti scored two points.

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We Encourage your participation in
the upcoming LMS meeting on
Feb. 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm. This
meeting will be conducted once
again at the Jefferson County
Emergency Operations Center,
Conference Room located in the
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St. Monticello, Fl 32344. Your
Participation is important to the
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the scene at 1:22 p.m.
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Guest Pastor
Psalm 19. David wrote this
Psalm. But when? Did he write
it as a shepherd boy on the
Judean hills, lying on his back
on a dark night and staring up
into the star spangled splendor
of the sky? Or did he write it as
a fugitive with Saul's blood-
hounds baying on the distant
hills? Or was it when he fled
from Absalom to seek refuge in
the wild wastes of the moun-
tains? Or was it at some quieter
moment when, pacing the roof
of his palace, he once again lift-
ed his eyes from the darkened
streets of the slumbering city
to the blazing pinpoints of light
that studded the black velvet
On a winter's night, David
could gaze up into the heavens
and see the constellation
Orion-Orion, the mighty
hunter with three bright stars
in his belt and another group of
stars for his sword. He could
see the mighty dub in Orion's

hand used to ward off Taurus
the charging bull. He could see
hard on the hunter's heels the
two dogs Canis Major and
Canis Minor and he could see
how bright was the larger dog's
eye and perhaps would have
known that star by its name
Sirius, the "dog star." Down in
Egypt, Hebrew ambassadors
paid court to Pharaoh. Perhaps
David knew how much stock
the Egyptians placed on Sirius.
The star's appearance, just
before the sun in the predawn
sky, heralded the flooding of
the Nile.
So as a boy, as a hunted
fugitive, or as a powerful king
David wrote this great hymn
and handed it to the chief
musician for the edification
and instruction of the people of
God's revelation of himself
in the sky 19:1-6. David's
astronomy was probably very
primitive, but he knew full well
that the heavens were: an
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lory Of God
(19:2); and an understandable
witness (19:3-6).
In one of the world's back-
ward countries a missionary
had been trying to impress a
chief with the nature and char-
acter of God. The chief pointed
to his idols: "There are my
gods. Now show me your God
and perhaps I will believe
Him." The missionary
explained as patiently as he
could that God is invisible, He
can be seen by no human eye.
To see Him would be to be
blinded, so' God veils Himself
from the prying eyes of men.
The chief was unim-
pressed. "I can see my gods," he
said, "show me yours." The
missionary replied, "I cannot
show you my God, but I can
show you one of His messen-
gers. Let me blindfold you here
in your hut. Then I will lead
you into the presence of the
great minister of my God." The
chief agreed.
The missionary bound his
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eyes, led him from the hut, and told
him to turn his face toward the sky.
When he tore the blindfold away, the
chief staggered back, blinded by the
blazing light of the noonday sun.
"That," said the missionary, "is
but one of the servants of my God.
That's why you cannot see Him."
The sun spoke a language even the
chief could understand.
God's revelation of himself in
the scriptures 19:7-14. By a process
of reasoning man can learn about
the stars. All he needs is time and
patience and the necessary sophisti-
cated instruments.
So God doesn't spend much time
in His Word on stars. Their size and
weight, density and orbits; magni-
tude and behavior can be measured,
plotted, and explained by man. That
is what astronomy is all about.
The witness of the stars tells us
Something about God, but if we are
ever to know God Himself, what God
is like as to His nature, His person,
and His personality, then God must
reveal Himself in spoken Word.
The stars say "God is almighty
He is eternal, He is omniscient, He is
God of infinite order and immeasur-
able power. The Scriptures tell us

God is a Person who loves and feels,
who loves and cares and rules. So
David turns from what God has
wrought to what God has written.
God's Word is precious. (19:7-10)
God's Word speaks to life's greatest
areas of need. It speaks with author-
ity and with greater insight than
can anything else, for it speaks with
the voice of God.
God's Word challenges us. (19:7)
As the sun returns in the heavens,
so God's Word returns the sinner to
God. He is brought back, converted!
Wisdom replaces foolishness.
God's Word cheers us, (19:8) it
rejoices the heart. Imagine having
to face death and eternity without
God's Word, without even so much.
as John 3:16 or Romans 10:9. The
Word of God takes away our uncer-
God's Word is powerful. (19:11-
14) It has the Power to convict us
(19:11) the Power to cleanse us
(19:12) and the Power to correct us
Psalm 19:14 What a prayer to
pray every day! Such a prayer must
bring joy to the heart of God.
"There!" says David, "Send that one
to the chief Musician."



Monticello News
Staff Writer
William Payne remarks that while the celebration of Christ's
birth is still fresh on our minds and in our hearts, it's time to get
our hearts in tune with God. Let's get walking in the light as He
is in the light, and let's be prepared to reach out.
Let's use our time to witness to all. Take each
one into a time of prayer and share with them that
God is willing to accept them and love them and for-
give them.
While we witness, we can also make our prayers
directly to God as given in Psalms 4:1 "Answer me
when I call unto you, O my righteous God give me
relief from my distress, be merciful and hear my
Remember all who are on our prayer lists, also
look in "Open Windows" and remember the mis-
sionaries on the prayer calendar.
Pray for the men and women who operate under-
ground churches, for they are still persecuted for
witness of Christ and for preaching the Gospel. For
. n our time more are persecuted for Christ than in
any time before us. For more information about
this, visit
Payne makes himself available to you for
rayer help, contact him at 997-5285.



Nazarene Church

Appoints New Pastor

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Church of the
Nazarene, in downtown
Monticello, has appointed
a new minister to fill the
vacancy left by Rev. John
Dodson, following his
seven year term.
Rev. Timothy Hildreth
accepted the call to serve
the church in Oct. 2007, fol-
lowing his service as a
minister in New York for
10 years.
Hildreth received his
Master's of Divinity from
the Nazarene Theological
Seminary,'located in
Kansas City, in the fall of
1992. He believes that he
was "impressed by God to

move into full time serv-
ice in the ministry", but
he resisted the call for a
season. "I had other
plans," explained
Hildreth, "but I knew
that I was terribly
uncomfortable, and I
sensed that God was
leading me to full-time
Hildreth is confident
in the gifts with which
God has blessed him,
including a strong desire
to develop a team mental-
ity at the Church of the
Nazarene. "My strengths
are interpersonal rela-
tionships," said Hildreth.
He plans to utilize
the resources that the
Nazarene Church offers,

including reinforcing
their fledgling school,
Monticello Christian
Hildreth feels that he
brings specific passions to
this position that will
help to fuel his ministry
and pastoral responsibili-
ties. These passions
include a desire to bal-
ance all aspects of the
Christian life, and to
"bring a deeper love for
God's word and a love for
the service of God."
Hildreth believes that
the most crucial charac-
teristic of the healthy
Christian can be found in
the relationships that are
According to Hildreth,

"Its all about the relation-
ships. There is so much
greater joy in helping oth-
ers." Developing healthy
relationships within the
community constitutes a
major goal for Hildreth's
ministry at the Church of
the Nazarene.
Hildreth is married to
lis college sweetheart,
Rebecca, and they current-
ly have three children:
Nathan, age 9, Abigal, age
7, and Jordan, age 5.

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Church Health Ministries'

Holds HIY/AIDS Presentation

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Church Health Ministries thanks all who
came out and participated in the HIV/AIDS
presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Greater
Fellowship MB Church.
The presentation was sponsored by Casa
Bianca MB, Friendship MB, Greater
Fellowship MB Churches and Harvest
Christian Center.
The program began at 6:30 p.m. with sever-
al door prizes awarded. At 7:00 p.m. Sam
Carter, HIV/AIDS Early Intervention and
Training Consultant, gave an informative pres-
entation on the crisis of HIV/AIDS in the
Black Community.
He stated that in 2005, there were 81,858
persons living with HIV/AIDS in Florida, and
the black community accounted for 51 percent
of that number but only account for 14 percent
of the population. Also, HIV/AIDS is the lead-
ing cause of death among black males-and
black females ages 25-44.
Knowledge is Power! Everyone must
become educated on this virus. They must

learn how not to contract it, how it is contract-
ed, and how it is transferred to others.
Following Carter's presentation, Deveda
Bellamy, Regional Minority AIDS Counselor
Area 2, and Camye Edwards, Big Bend Cares
Director of Prevention and Outreach Services,
encouraged local pastors to make a collabora-
tive effort to come together and take a stand on
educating their congregations on the
HIV/AIDS issues.
Each of the speakers expressed the impor-
tance of parents freely communicating with
their children about abstinence first, safe sex
practices and getting tested, knowing your sta-
tus, as well as knowing all the resources that
are available.
Special thanks also go out to the many ven-
dors donating door prizes. These vendors
include Thompson's Gas Station, WT. Grant's
Citgo, Jackson's Drug Store, Movie Gallery,
Subway of Monticello, Winn Dixie, Pizza Hut,
The Daffodale House, Kirk Reams, Celia
Thompson, Margaret Levings, and the
Monticello News.
"Hats off to all the speakers-for a job well
done. The program was thoroughly enjoyed by

all," concludes Cumi T. Allen, Jefferson
County Health Department Women's Health.
Allen may be contacted at 342-0170 for more
information about this and other health issues.
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
It could be argued that some of the
most important figures in society today
are the teachers that form the minds of
students across the nation, helping to
shape the dreams and opinions of tomor-
row's leaders.
The men and
women who share in
this responsibility
must have a solid
foundation to stand
on when teaching
young people the
truths of life. This is a
belief that Aucilla
Christian Academy
teacher Daryl Adams
lives by A native of
aNew York State, he
Daryl Adams has taught students
for more than a
decade, and understands the unique chal-
lenges of instructing young people.
Adams views the profession of teach-
ing as a direct calling from God, and feels
that preparing students for the future is
one of the highest missions that one can
accomplish. He sees the task of education
as a pivotal point for ensuring future spiri-
tual growth. "Someone who has a desire
to please God needs to reach this genera-
tion." related Adams.
The importance of Christian educa-
tion for young people was not always a
passion for Adams. After serving in the
Air Force, he attended the State University
of New York, where he earned his degree
in History Adams then spent time substi-
tute teaching in New York State, where he
began to develop the skills in education
that he now employs each day at ACA.
It was not until Adams spent time at
Bible Baptist College East, where he
earned his one-year Bible certificate, that
his faith grew to include the desire for
facilitating spiritual growth in young peo-
ple. "That is where my Christianity really
started to blossom," he said.
Adams is responsible for teaching a
variety of courses at Aucilla, including all
Bible classes and physical education for
athletes. While the courses that Adams
teaches are diverse, the goals for each stu-
dent remain the same. "I want to show
them that Christianity is exciting." related

Adams seeks to convey important life He also reaches out to the students at influence on some tl
lessons to the young people under his Aucilla by coaching several sports teams, would not reach," re
instruction. "I want to teach them to keep including football, baseball, and basket- He firmly believ
God first, that working hard pays off, to ball. Coaching represents yet another examples and attitu
honor authority and that faith is a walk," avenue by which Adams can have an ACA is having a posi
Adams explained, impact upon young people. "You have an dents. He cites his gr

First Baptist Church
325 West Washington Street
Monticello 997-2349
Pastor Thermon E. Moore

Sunday School........................................... 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship....................11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship .....................6:00 PM
Wednesday Bible Study ...........................6:30 PM
Children's Church Ages 4 6 ...........11:30 AM
Nursery for all services

Christ Episcopal Church
425 Cherry St. Monticello 997-4116
Father Mal Jopling

Sunday Holy Eucharist...........................8:30 AM
Sunday School..................................... 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship....................11:00 AM
Tuesday Bible Study..............................8:30 AM
Wednesday Evening Prayer....................6:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church
290 E. Dogwood St. 997-2252
Rev Sharon Schuler

Sunday School 9:45 AM :
Worship 11:00AM
Wednesday Fellbwship 5:30 PM

Casa Binca Missionary
Highway 259 Monticel 997-5018
Min. Tobbie Berrian Ii, Pastor

Sunday School............................. 9:3.......9.... 30A
Morning Worship.................................11:00 AM
Thursday Bible Study ..............................7:30 PM

To add your church services to this directory,
please contact Jon Fisher at Monticello News,

Cody Pentecostal
Holiness Church
3862 Tram Rd. Monticello 997-67
Pastors Donnie and Nancy Thomn

Sunday School..............................10:00 A
Sunday Morning Worship..........11:00
Sunday Evening Worship..............6:001
Wednesday Worship...:..................7:00
Wednesday Youth Worship...........6:30 1

First Bapist Church
of Lloyd
124 St. Louis St. Lloyd 997-530
Pastor GeorgeL. Smith

Praise & Worship ...... 8:0 2
ible Study ....... .....
Praise & Worship .........................1:00
AAWANA (3yrs 6th Grade).........5:00
Praise & Worship ............6:00
Adult Choir Practice ...........7:00
Rock Solid Youth (Grades 7-12
6:30 PM Supper
7:00 PM Praise & Worship, 3Bile St
Xtreme Gamnes
Joyful Sounds Childrn's Choir
7:00 PM (K-6th Gade)
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study ;

Restored Glory
Christian Center
1287 S. Jefferson St. Monticello997
Pastors Eddie and Veronica Yon

Sunday ........................................10:00
Monday ForRealVille (Teen Mins)....7-8 r
Thursday..................................... 7:00

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

iat you normally teaching as the times when he is able to "see pastor of a church, his ultimate goal in life. living his faith out for all to see. Adams best
lated Adams. the effect of his efforts on students when "I feel called to be a full-time evangelist, summed up his foundational beliefs and
s that the Christian they make better decisions." Teaching provides great wisdom for leading goals in life with the simple phrase,
es demonstrated at Looking to the future, Adams believes a church." "Surrender everything to Him." This rep-
tive impact on the stu- that teaching will provide him with much Whatever role Adams may play he is resents the road that Daryl Adams has
eatest triumphs in needed experience to someday become the committed to affecting people for Christ by chosen to follow.

Abundant Life Harvest
1206 Springfield (off Hwy 59)
Lloyd 997-0048
Pastor Chris Peterson

Sunday Morning Worship...................10:30 AM
Sunday Children's Church .................10:30 AM
Wednesday Worship........................7:00 PM
S Nursery Available

First United Methodist Church
325 W Walnut St. Monticello 997-5545
Pastor DavidL. Hodges

Sunday Praie & Worhip ...................8:30AM
Sunday SchooL ..........................................9:45 AM
Traditional Worship ..............................11:00AM

Prayer Grou........................ ,5:30 PM
Fellowship M eal ......................................6:00 PM

Harvest Christian Center
1599 Springhollow Rd. Monticello
Pastor Marvin Graham

Sunday Discipleship Class. .................... 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship..................................10:30 AM
Wednesday Bible Study... .......7:00 P
Wed. Young People Bible Study............7:00 PM.
Wednesday u ll ........................308:30 PM
New Life Ministry
Tuesday Bible Study.................................7:00PM
Sunday Worship......................... -4PM
AThursday Jail Ministry.... 79PM
AA Tuesday....................................... 8;00i PM'

Wacissa Pentecostal
Holiness Church :
152 Tram Rd. Wacissa, FL 997-4636
Rev John Wesley Cain

Sunday School.........................................10:00 AM
Morning Worship...................................11:00 AM
Evening Worship...................................... 6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Worship & Messiahs
Messengers Youths ............................... 7:00 PM

St. Margaret Catholic Church
1565 E. Washington Monticello 973-2428
(One mile east of the Court House on US 90)
Fr John Gordon
Sunday M ass............................................ 11:00 AM
Wednesday followed by Novena ................7:00 PM
Saturday followed by Adoration &
Sacrament of Reconciliation.................... 9:00 AM
Spanish Mass Sec. Sat of the mth ........... 7:00 PM
CapitalHeights Baptist Church
7150 Apalachee Pkwy Tallahassee
Pastbr Derrick Burrus
Youth Pastor Ron Thrash
Sunday School.... ..................................1.0:00 AM
Sunday Worship .......... .................11:00 AM
Children Chapel ......................11:00 AM
Sunday Eening ....................... 6:00 PM

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
Classes for Students

New Hope Ministries Church

415 E Palmer Mill Rd. Monticello 997-1119
Pastors David & Paige Rapson
Sunday SchooL..........10:00AM
:, u ay, i i.. :..; ;........... : ................ 10:00 AM
SSundiay Worship.............. ...~....11:00 AM
Sunday Prayer .......................................6:00 PM
Wednesday Family Training Hr...........7:0 PM

Waukeenah United Methodist
81 Methodist Church Rd

Pastor Ralph L. Wrightstone

Sunday School .................................. 9:45 AM
W ors ip.............................. ................... 11:00A M
Youth Group ........................................ 7:00 PM
Choir Practice ...........................................7:00 PM
Youth Group ...............................................7:00 PM
Family Fellowship 2nd Thursday of each month

St. Phillip AME Church
Hwy27S (1 mile south of Hwy 59)
Monticello 997-4226
Reverend J.W Tisdale
Sunday School...........................................9:30 AM
Sunday Worship .....................................11:00 AM
Prayer & Bible............................................7:00 PM

Calvary Baptist Church
285 Magnolia St. Monticello 997-2165
Dr. David E. Walker, Pastor

Sunday School................... .......................9:45 AM
Sunday Morning....................................11:00 AM
Sunday Evening .......................................6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening..................................7:00 PM
TRAC Club for teens...(Wednesday..... 7:00 PM)

Wacissa United Methodist
14492 Waukeenah Hwy / PO. Box 411
Wacissa* 997-2179 / 997-1769
S Rev Howard R. Grimmenga

Sunday School..........................................9:45 AM
Sunday Morning................................. 11:00AM
.... Wednesday
Prayer g...................................... 6:00 PM
Youth Group..............................................6:00PM
Choir Practice............................................7:30 PM

In ian Springs Baptist Church
5593 Veterans Memorial Drive (Hwy 59)
S Tallahassee 850-893-5296
Rev Greg Roberts

Sunday School...........................................9:45 AM
Sunday Worship .....................................11:00 AM
Children's Worship.................................11:00 AM
Fellowship M eal ........................................7:00 PM
Prayer Meeting ..........................................7:45 PM



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Springfield AME Church
A few words of wisdom can
make you understand the meaning
.of your pain and help you get
through anything life throws your
A few words of gratitude can
compensate you for a thousand
efforts without recognition.
A few words of compassion can
save a life, open a door and delay a
mistake. They can give relief,
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You never know how much
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entire college career. Simple state-
ments and simple conclusions that
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A Doctor's Heart, Inc.

Fundraiser Nets $1,178

Monticello News
Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Dec. 19
the "cook team" of Katrina
Guerry and the First United
Methodist Church served an
evening meal with the pro-
ceeds directed to "A Doctor's
Heart, Inc." The monies
will go for supplies and
equipment for the upcoming
medical mission trip to the
Amazon River area in
Brazil. The trip is scheduled
for May 2008.
Mission Team Member,
and eye doctor Paul Harmon
announced that $1,178 was
deposited after expenses
were paid.
Guerry once again
thanks the volunteers
including the cooks Peggy

Day, Dawn Randle, Mary
Ann Sauer, and Leighton
Langford. Also, Brad
Richardson for donating the
use of the tablecloths, and
thanks to the 120 or more
people who attended and/or
donated to the event.
The Wesley Fellowship
Sunday School Class donat-
ed 25 percent ($300) of their
profits from their annual
Christmas party and auc-
tion. This money will be
spent to purchase a colorful
parachute that will be used
to entertain the children
with a sort of Vacation
Bible School, while they
wait in line to see the doc-
Doctor Wes Scoles is
another doctor participating
in this medical mission.


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Monticello News
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Matt Brown, president and CEO of Premier Bank
in Tallahassee, delivered his testimony to the large
crowd attending the January Community Prayer
Breakfast, held in the First Baptist Church Fellowship
He spoke about his commitment and conversion to
Christ, and how this all came about. He spoke from his
heart and with appreciation for the wise choices he
made in his life, and continues to make.
The scheduled speaker for the Thursday, February
7 Community Prayer Breakfast is Dr. Wes Scoles,
Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Monticello.
He will speak about the upcoming medical mis-
sionary trip to Brazil in May, and a second trip planned
for 2009, for construction and medical purposes. Charles Dodson, Tallahassi
leader, a member of First Baptist For location information of future Prayer was guest speaker at the Septei
l, praises te ord tro Breakfasts, contact coordinator Gary Wright at ing of the Community Prayer Bre
ie SeptemberComm ty rer or 997-5705. at the First Presbyterian CI
re September Community Prayer
Prayer Breakfast's are held month- Speakers for these meetings present programs Community Prayer Breakfast's
.- .- ...-.. -,-. related to Christian work, fellowship, and experiences, all residents and neighbors.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Elizabeth Baptist Church

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Elizabeth Baptist Church
Brotherhood group meets at 8 a.m.
on the fourth Sunday of each
month. All men and boys are invit-
ed and encouraged to attend.
Sunday, Jan. 27 is "Men's Day"

at the church. All men are invited
to sing in the choir during the 11
a.m. Worship Service.
Brotherhood Director M. L.
Purvis adds that anyone needing
firewood for their homes or such
should contact any of the
Brotherhood members for a deliv-

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It was visitor's day at the lunatic asylum. All of the inmates
were standing in a.courtyard singing "Ave Maria" and singing it
beautifully Oddly, each one of them was holding a red apple in one
hand and rhythmically tapping it with a pencil.
A visitor listened in wonder to the performance and then
approached the conductor. "I am a retired choir director," he said.
"This is one of the best choirs I have ever heard."
"Yes, I'm very proud of them," said the conductor. "You should
take them on the road," said the visitor. "What are they called?"
"In the beginning, this was a big problem. One inmate wanted
to call themselves Big Apple With Little Brown Seeds Singing Sons
of Si, but I said it was too long and, anyway, no one was from
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