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140th Year No. 4 Wednesday, January 23, 2008 50f 46 + 4

County Officials Reject Racetrack

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Following a 7-12 hour
meeting on Thursday night,
Jan. 17, county commissioners
voted 4-1 not to approve the
controversial Jefferson Downs
quarter-horse racetrack near
Lloyd, drawing thunderous ap-
plause from the hundreds of
project opponents still in the
It was 1:32 a.m. Friday
when the vote finally came.
Commissioners J.N. "Ju-
nior" Tuten essentially tipped

the scale in favor of rejection
of the facility late in the meet-
ing, when he voiced disap-
pointment with the alleged
disingenuous attempt of the
developer to disguise the true
nature of the project.
"If you had asked for a
parimutuel facility and didn't
ask it behind a racetrack, I
could have supported your po-
sition," Tuten told developer
David Romanik. "A racetrack
is a racetrack, and six races a
year don't constitute a race-
track. I'm really disappointed
that a gambling operation is

being hidden behind a horse
facility Because I consider
this a fabrication to disguise
what I think is really taking
place, I can't support it."
Commissioners Felix
"Skeet" Joyner and Danny
Monroe, for their part, had
early signaled their opposition
to the project, introducing a
motion at the very start of the
hearing to reject the applica-
tion because of alleged incom-
"This application is in-
complete and should not be

sioner Felix
Joyner, who
represents the
Lloyd area,
confers with
one of his
Pat Pearson,
an opponent
of the project.
Joyner argued
against the
project on en-
and economic

Celebrating Dr. Martin LutherKing Jr.'s Legacy

Council Contributes $10,000

To Economic Development

Local NAACP and MLK Community Center Members led the 28th annual MLK Parade, displaying
the banner. From left, Minister Pedro McKelvin, Steve Hall, Martha Jean Wilson, and Rev. Ben Ransom,
Rev. Terry Presley. See story, photos, Page 7A

Convertible Hydroplanes Into Bridge

Monticello News
Staff Write
An Alabama woman re-
ceived minor injuries Friday,
Jan 11, after her vehicle hy-
droplaned into a concrete
Florida Highway Patrol re-
ported that at noon Friday,
Holly L. Swindle, 52, of Enter-
prise, AL, was driving a 2007
Pontiac convertiblewestbound
on 1-10 while heavy rain from a
thunderstorm provided very
slippery road conditions.
The vehicle traveled across
the concrete bridge at mile
marker 218 and traveled into
standing water. The vehicle hy-
droplaned and began to rotate
counterclockwise. The front of
the convertible struck the in-
side concrete wall of the bridge
See WRECK, Page 3A

Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Jan. 11, 2008
Firefighter Don Burton, of County Fire Rescue, checks the in-
terior of the 2007 convertible after it hydroplaned into a bridge Fri-
day afternoon. Driver Holly Swindle, 52, of Enterprise, AL, looks

City Takes Another Step Toward Creation Of Park

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
City officials have
decided to move ahead
with an environmental
assessment and the
surveying of a 21-acre
parcel off South Water
Street that they want
to purchase and con-
vert into a park.

The City Council's
decision on Jan. 7 fol-
lowed City Clerk
Emily Anderson's re-
port of her discussion
with representatives
of the school district,
which owns the prop-
Anderson reported
that the School Board
was amenable to the

sale of the property,
which lies south of,
and adjoining to, the
old high school
grounds on South
Water Street. More
specifically, the 21
acres are just west of
the American Legion
building, with part of
the property fronting
on South Water Street.

Anderson said that
the School Board's
only stipulation was
that if city officials de-
cided that they wanted
to purchase only the
highland part of the
property the city
would have to under-
take a more detailed
appraisal. Too,
See PARK, Page 3A

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The City Council on Jan. 8
dispersed or expressed its in-
tention to disperse funds to two
semi-private local organiza-
Representatives of the two
organizations the Main
Street Program and the Eco-
nomic Development Council
(EDC) made appeals for the
Paula Sparkman and Mary
Frances Gramling presented
the request for the Main Street
Program, and Mike Reichman
and C.P Miller presented the
request for the EDC.
Sparkman and Gramling
asked for no specific amount.
Rather, they asked that the
council earmark money for the

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The number of building
permits issued in December
dropped significantly from the
numbers issued during the pre-
vious five months.
The latest figures released
from the Building Inspection
Department on Jan. 4 show
that the city and the county is-
sued a combined 27 permits in
December, compared with 51 in
November, 53 in October, 52 in
September, 59 in August, and 70
in July.
How to interpret the drop:
a seasonal phenomenon or a re-
flection of the slumping econ-
."It's a combination of the
two," Building Inspector Wal-
lace Bullock said Wednesday,
Jan. 16. "It's an indication of
the economic slowdown and
it's also seasonal in nature.
With the poor weather condi-
tions, the Christmas holidays
and the fact that price in-
creases occur on Jan. 1, folks
are reluctant to start new jobs.

organization, so that the fund-
ing would be available when
the group later presented a spe-
cific request.
Sparkman and Gramling
talked of the many projects
that the Main Street Program
had accomplished or was un-
dertaking to beautify the down-
town district, including the
installation of fIowerbeds, the
stringing of Christmas lights
and decorations, and the plant-
ing of rose bushes around the
Sparkman said that the
new project that the group was
pursuing entailed the installa-
tion of vintage historic lamps
in the downtown area. She said
that both aesthetic and safety
considerations entered into the
decision to pursue the lighting.
See COUNCIL, Page 3A

Later on, in the latter part of
January and February, it will
pick up hopefully with the good
weather in spring and sum-
The valuation of residen-
tial permits likewise dropped
in December, registering
$747,614 for the month, versus
$920,686 in November,
$1,189,782 in October, $1,460,375
in September, $1,372,906 in Au-
gust and $1,937,443 in July
The commercial valuation,
meanwhile, registered zero in
December. Commercial valua-
tions, however, tend to fluctu-
ate from month to month;
depending on the existence of
a particular project at any one
time. Thus, it was $49,235 in No-
vember, zero in October, $35,425
in September, $1,055,000 in Au-
gust, and $20,000 in July
The valuation of all other
permits including additions,
re-roofs and nonresidential
structures was $166.730 in
December. It was $316,080 in
November, $120,500 in October,
$130,451 in September, $496,903
See PERMITS, Page 3A

2 Sections, 24 Pages
Around Jefferson School
County 4-7A Sports
Bridal 10A Spiritual
Classifieds 11A Pathways
Home Improvement 12A Viewpoints

Wed 64/39
Cloudy early with partial sunshine
expected late. High 64F.

Thu 51/29 Fri 53/37
1/24 1/25
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the Mix of sun and clouds, Highs in the
low 50s and tows in the upper 20s. low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.

Building Permits

Drop In December

2A Monticello News Wednesday,January 23, 2008


Letters to the Editor are typed word for word,
comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.

Proposed Track Spawns

Lloyd Traffic Concerns
Dear Editor:
In the heated exchange stirred up by the proposed
"race track" (gambling casino) near Lloyd, not much has
been said about the increased burden on the county
Sheriffs Department. The supposition seems to be that
those who go there will go by way of 1-10 and that the
Highway Patrol can take care of any traffic or other
problems. Suppose they don't?
Suppose Tallahassee's sporting fans go by Buck
Lake/Bond Street or Highway 27/SR 59 instead, as many
commuters presently do? Suppose posted signs regulat-
ing speed have as little effect upon these pursuers of
"fun," as they do upon workers intent on getting to
work? As it is, Lloyd area residents seldom see a
patrolling sheriffs car. In fact the sheriff seems to be so
overloaded even now, that he cannot answer letters of
Does this mean that Lloyd will finally get a long-
rumored sheriffs sub-station? If so, how will "such a
poor county" pay for it?
Just wondering.
Yours truly,
Rhea Miller.

In the article "Puttin' on the Ritz," appearing in the
Friday, Jan, 18 Jefferson County Journal, concerning the
New Year's Eve Gala at the Opera House, it was stated
that "Local ladies were dressed as Playboy Bunnies."
The correct information is that the young ladies
were dressed in costumes of the style of chorus girls of
the 1940s.
The Monticello News/Jefferson County Journal
regrets the misinformation.

In the Jefferson County Journal, Jan. 18, a photo
under the front page headline "Three Women Seriously
Injured In Multiple Crashes," was misidentified.
The correct information is: Gary Estes, left, com-
forts Sondra Boltz, whose mother, Louise Chitwood, was
in the vehicle struck at the Post Office. Chitwood was
taken to: the hospitals by EMS,. treated and ,eleased.
Property Appraiser David Ward is at right. .
The paper regrets the error.


A little boy asked his mother, 'Why are you crying?'
"Because I'm a woman," she told him.
"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged
him and said, "And you never will."
Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does
mother seem to cry for no reason?"
"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad
could say.
The little boy grew up and became a man, still won-
dering why women cry.
Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the
phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"
God said, "When I made the woman she had to be
special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry
the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give com-
"I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth
and the rejection that many times comes from her chil-
"I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep
going when everyone else gives up, and take care of
her family through sickness and fatigue with out com-
"I gave her the sensitivity to love her children
under any and all circumstances, even when her child
has hurt her very badly.
"I gave her strength to carry her husband through
his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his
"I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband

May You Be Coffee
A young woman went to her mother and told her
about her life and how things were so hard for her. She
did not know how she was going to make it and wanted
to give up she was tired of fighting and struggling. It
seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her
mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with
water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came
to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she
placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee
beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners.
She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She
pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.
Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you
see." "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her fo feel
the carrots. She-did and noted that they were soft. The
mother then asked the daughter to take, an egg and break
it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard
boiled egg.
Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the cof-
fee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had
faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted
differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unre-
lenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling
water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been
fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid inte-
rior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its
inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were
unique, however. After they were in the boiling water,"
they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When
adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are
you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? Think of this:
Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with
pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my
strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart,
but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but
after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some
other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my
shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and
tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually
changes the hot water, the very circumstance that
brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the
fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when
things are at their worst, you get better and change the
situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and
trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to anoth-
er level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot,
an egg or a coffee bean? May you have enough happiness
to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong,
enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to
make you happy. The happiest of people don't necessari-
ly have the best of everything; they just make the most of
everything that comes along their way. The brightest
future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't
go forward in life until you let go of your past failures
and heartaches. When you were born, you were crying
and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so
that at the end, you're the one who is smiling and every-
one around you is crying.
May we all be COFFEE

never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths
and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
"And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers
exclusively to use whenever it is needed."
"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a
woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that
she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
"The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart the place
where love resides."

My, Oh My, How The Years

Have Flown (Again)

A couple of months ago I wrote about the 15th birth-
day of my oldest daughter, Cheltsie, and getting a
Learners' Permit driver's license.
Well, this week marks another milestone in my life.
Monday, January 21st, marked the 13th birthday of my
youngest daughter, Brooke. And "My, Oh My, How The
Years Have Flown (Again).
13! The big milestone of becoming a
It's so funny, when you have
children and they both come
from the exact two parents, how
different they can be. My
brother's (William) three boys
all look alike. Their baby pic-
tures are identical. But, my
two girls, they don't even
look like they are kin to one
another, much less sisters.
One has dark hair and dark
skin, 'and one has blond -- |
hair and light skin.
Brooke, she's the talker
of the family (a trait, I must
admit,'she gets from me.)
I've always teased her that
since she had to go to
speech therapy (another
trait she inherited from me)
for four (4) years, they taught .
her how to talk, just not how
to be quiet.
Brooke is the animal lover
of the family. Pet horses and
cows fill her spare moments. All
our cows have names and all can be
walked up to and petted. It is a.little
nerve wracking when I watch her love all over the 2000
pound bull and she's saying, "It's OK Mom, he's not
going to hurt me!"
To have my 13 year old console me at times makes
me realize how old she really is and how the world does
turn in to a complete."circle of life." It seems like yes-
terday that I was the one kissing away tears and doctor-
ing up skinned knees.
Or, the time Brooke ran through a huge ant bed, on
the go-cart, and came running up to the house with HUN-
DREDS of ants all over her. By the time I got all the ants
picked off and got her in the shower, I had to pull the cur-
tain closed so she wouldn't see me start to cry. She knew
though. She pulled the curtain back open and asked me
why I was crying. "I'm just so worried about you," I
said. "I don't like it when you get hurt." She smiled
(through her own tears of pain) and hugged me and said,
"It's OK Mom. I'm OK. Don't worry."
Brooke has truly always been my "hero." She has a
heart that is truly connected with mine and it's amazing
how she KNOWS what I'm feeling. Whenever I'm upset
she comes to me and comforts me. It's truly amazing.
When Cheltsie and Brooke were very young I started
a tradition called "A Mommy Hug." Whenever they
were upset I would just hug them real tightand say, "Do
you need A Mommy Hug?" If they got hurt then they def-
initely needed "A Mommy Hug." Even at a young tender
age, Brooke could always sense if I was upset or having
a bad day. She would come to me and say, "Mommy, do
you need A Mommy Hug?" And she would hug me so
That's when you just
have to say, "Thank you
Lord, for my children."
I* So, on this big day of tun-
ing a teenager, in one way I
am so excited for her. This
is such an important time
in her life. But I can't help
but feel a bit sad, for the
fact that I'm losing my "lit-
tle girl" and it won't be
long until college and mar-
riage for her, too.
But I know that no mat-
ter"how old Brooke is, she
will still be my "snuggler"
and I can always count on
her for my "Mommy
Hugs." For she truly has
such a big heart.
Happy Birthday, Brooke.
I love you!
Until then.....see you
around the town.
P.S. Have you hugged
your child today?

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heard by this board," Joyner argued
forcefully, taking the unusual procedural
step, as chairman, of making the motion
to reject the application.
"You just went against your own
rules and regulations, folks," Joyner told
his fellow commissioners, when the
motion failed to pass 3-2.
Commissioner Eugene Hall, for his
part, seemed to argue for approval of the
facility in terms of the economic develop-
ment and job creation that it would
bring, only to vote against it in the final
moment. Commissioner Jerry Sutphin
alone cast a yes vote.
The overwhelmingly majority of the
80 or so people who addressed the board
on the issue spoke against the project,
citing a variety of legal, moral, social
and environmental reasons for their
opposition. The appeals were often heart-
felt, sometimes eloquent, and not a few
times humorous, as when opponent J.
Luis Rodriguez told commissioners, "Do
your job and don't worry about a law-
suit. He (developer) is going to sue you if
you don't approve it and I'm going to sue
you if you approve it."
The scene was reminiscent of the
heyday of the Texaco/Colonial petrole-
um terminal and pipeline controversy of
the 1990s, when crowds of citizens
packed the courtroom and hearings last-
ed until the wee hours of the morning.
As it happened, both the
Texaco/Colonial and Jefferson Downs
projects set their sights on properties in
the environmentally sensitive Lloyd
area, near the 1-10 and SR-59 interchange.
A.big difference between the two
projects, however, is that upscale resi-
dences and subdivisions now define the
area. Another is that the Texaco and
Colonial controversy raged for almost
seven years, whereas Jefferson Downs
seemingly was decided in record time.
The very speed in the processing of
Jefferson Downs' application, in fact,
gave pause to some.
"I sat on the Planning Commission
for eight years and have now been nine
years on this board and I have never
seen an application come to this board
this quickly," Joyner said. "This applica-
tion was considered by the Planning
Commission and the County
Commission within the same month. .....
Why is this project coming to us so fast?"
The point was'underscored by Dan .
SBrown, vice president of Turner .
Heritage Homes, the developer of the
upscale 72-lot Heritage Hills subdivision
across the road from the proposed race-
"I compliment the'(Jefferson County)
staff for bringing this issue to the County
Commission within a month," Brown
said, not without sarcasm, before pro-
ceeding to cite the many reasons in the
Jefferson County Development Code why
the project should be rejected. "It took
Heritage Hills six months to get
approved. I guess things have changed."
Another salient point raised by sev-
eral speakers was the allegation that the
racetrack was really a front for card
games and ultimately casino gambling.
"A true quality horse track has
stalls," charged David Hall, who owns a
horse farm in the Lloyd area. "This is to
allow a card room. One race a day with
eight horses is all that is required to
qualify for card games. The Legislature
in the coming session will consider
allowing slot machines in existing facili-
ties. The real issue that we object to is a
Luther Pickels, speaking on behalf of
the Jefferson County Kennel Club
(JCKC), expressed a similar point.
"If this is not about gambling, then
approve the racetrack without the
parimutuel element," Pickels said.
"Everybody wants to have card games;
it's where the money is. That's how
JCKC stays open. It we have to compete
on an unleveled field, JCKC will close.
We are 100 percent opposed to another
card room coming into the county. If you
approve this project, you will be adding
another 60 jobs, but you will be killing
100 jobs."
Notwithstanding the many concerns
that opponents expressed about the race-
track's potential contributions in terms
of increased crime, traffic congestion,
light and noise pollution, poor water
quality and declining property values,
legal and planning experts representing
the property owners wishing to sell their
properties to the racetrack advised com-


MOnticellu Iews rPnIUU uy LaalU m linaii,
Jan. 17, 2008
David Romanik, the developer of the
proposed Jefferson Downs racetrack,
addresses the County Commission during
Thursday night's hearing.

missioners that, bottom-line, their deci-
sion had to be based on land-use compat-
ibility and public health, safety and wel-
fare considerations.
These experts argued that the project
met all the standards and requirements
of the Development Code, as well as
those imposed by the county's planning
staff. What's more, the racetrack was the
appropriate use for the mixed-use busi-
ness interchange zoning designation of
the selected site. They further pointed
out that the property had been zoned for
intensive commercial use since at least
1990, and that surrounding property
owners knew or should have known that
fact when they purchased their adjacent
Property rights also came up as an
"When I buy 14nd I should be given
the same privilege to own the land and
dispiose of therland as I ,want, as Ilog as
it's dpne legl ', -aid Ken Smih,;, fne of
proqpertyowners hoping to sell landto"
the racetrack. "This country was not
founded on inflammatory speech and
emotionalism. It was founded on law."
Susan Thompson, another of the
property owners whose land stands to be
purchased by the racetrack, argued like-
"When we bought the property, we
knew what we could do with it," she
said. "We have provided everything that
your code requires. To say that we can't
do with our property what we want is
not fair. To let other property owners tell
us what we can do with our property
isn't fair. If we can't do with our proper-
ty what we want, you have taken away
our property rights."
Tuten, in explaining the reasons for
his vote against approval of the facility,
responded to the issue of property rights.
"I have always supported property
right," Tuten said. "I believe strongly in
property rights, as long as it doesn't
impede neighbors' property rights."
Joyner was more impassionate in his
response, largely basing his objection to
the project on environmental considera-
"There's a total of five sinkholes that
drain from this hill," Joyner said, point-
ing to a map of the proposed racetrack
property. "There is no way under the
sun that anyone can stop water from this
project going into these sinkholes."
Like Tuten, he was a believer in
property rights, he said. "But there are
people affected by the sale of this proper-
ty and they have property rights also,"
Joyner said.
He was also concerned about the
racetrack's potential impact on the
upscale subdivisions and residences that
were finally coming to the Lloyd area
and on the impact the new radetrack
would have on JCKC, he said.
"When I first heard about this project,
I was excited," Joyner said. "I thought,
great, a horse track is coming to Lloyd.
Well, it didn't come like that, I'm sad to
say. It turned out to be a gambling casino
that had a little bit of horse racing."

cont from page 1A

the School Board might want to negotiate the timber
rights on the property, she said.
An earlier appraisal of the property put its value at
$9,000 per acre, or $189,000 for the entire 21 acres. Much
of the northern part of the property, however, is wet-
lands, which limits its potential uses.
The environmer'al assessment and survey will cost
the city about $11,00u. rhe two activities are necessary,
however, to determine the property's legal boundaries
and if contamination exists on the site. Should contami-
nation exis:, the city has the option to bail out of the
The city plans to purchase the property with a
$200,000 grant that it received from the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection last year. The
city has three years to use the money or risk losing it.
The talk thus far has been of possibly creating a water
theme park at the site.


cont from page 1A

and slid off of the bridge
and into the center grass
FHP reported that the
crash was not alcohol-
related. Swindle was
we ing a seat belt, and
sustained no serious
inj ries. The vehicle was
tot ed, sustaining $10,000
SNo charges were filed.

January 28, 1998
Commissioners will be facing some
difficult decisions a special meeting sched-
uled for 1 p.m. today. Among the issues
that commissioners must decide: where
exactly the new jail will go and what will
go into it.
Anderson Benefits Corporation, a
financial consulting business with aspira-
tions of going national, officially opened its
doors last Tuesday at the former Federal
Saving Bank building on South Jefferson
o If you Wondered about all the activity
S on a recent Saturday at the Fire Rescue sta-
Stion on US Hwy. 19 South, it was all part of
San effort to recruit replacement personnel
i for the emergency service.
The tour of Homes originally sched-
uled for March of this year and sponsored
by the Historical Society has been post-
poned until next year.

S JANUARY 27, 1988
i The next chapter in the fire protection
saga in the county is expected to be written
| "iext week.
I A 911 emergency number for county-
/wide use has again met with the approval of
ijcounty commissioners during a special
'loa'rd meeting last Thursday night.



She said the group was presently
investigating the cost of the project.
Once that cost was known, the group
would return to the council with a specif-
ic funding request, she said.
"We're asking for the money to be
earmarked," Sparkman said.
The EDC requested $10,000 of the
monies that the council had earlier ear-
marked for economic development.
"We have brought tangible results in
the form of new jobs for the city and the
county," Reichman said without elabo-
rating. "Our main project now is to
develop a website with links to Main
Street, the chamber and such. It will be a
real plus to the community."
Reichman acknowledged that the
county could possibly take over the eco-
nomic development effort in the future,
as county officials have indicated they
would like to do. But for the time being,
the operation remained very much a sep-
arate semi-private entity, and it very
much needed the money to continue
operating, he said.
Miller thanked the council,for its
past support of the EDC and asked that
the city continue supporting the econom-
ic development effort.
"It's a good thing for the communi-
ty," Miller said. "The committee is dedi-


cont from page 1A

in Anugust and $281.612 in Julv.

The figures show that the city issued five
permits and the county issued 22 during
December, for a total of $9,512.50 collected in
fees. The fees break down into $635 for the city
and $8,877.50 for the county. A majority of the
permits issued, 15, were for repairs and addi-
tions; four were for new construction and six
were for mobile homes.
A perusal of some of the other fees collected
during December shows that the county
received $989.76 for the ambulance impact fee,
$770.56 for the fire protection impact fee and
$700 for the business and home occupation
licenses. All told, the Building Inspection
Department collected $10,337.50 in fees and
building permits during December.
The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning
Department, meanwhile, issued a total of 30
permits and collected $17,50234 in fees during
December. The fees collected included $9,850 for
a major development permit, $1,440 for a mobile
home development permit, and $4,607.34 resi-
dential development permit.
For comparison, the Planning and Zoning
Department collected $12,990.54 in November
and $13,207.12 in October.

After only six days of running, the 93rd
Annual Dixie Plantation Continental
Championship Field Trials came to a close
Saturday with Flush's County Rail being
named the over-all winner in the all-age

January 26, 1978
Law enforcement officials pulled a
Chevrolet pickup camper figuring in the
Sandy Creek murders out of a sinkhole near
Goose Pasture Friday.
After seven months of negotiations, the
Jefferson County School Board and the
Jefferson County Education Association,
have approved and ratified a contract for
the 1977-78 school year.
Hinting at his expected run for the
Governor's office, Secretary of State Bruce
Smothers Tuesday told the Chamber of
Commerce he would "be making an
announcement soon and would appreciate i
your consideration."

January 26, 1958
Acting promptly in order that there "
may be no more break in the Chamber 6fi
Commerce program the C. of C. board ,'o
directors last Thursday named W. FranPis
(Bill) Forbes of Moultrie to replace outg
ing manager Howard Smith. .
.........., i -
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cont from page 1A

cated to bringing jobs to benefit every-
one in the city and the county."
Councilman Luther Pickels alone
asked a question. He wanted to know if
the county had contributed its portion of
the funding for economic development.
"Yes they have," Reichman respond-
Pickels said that he had no problem
contributing money to economic develop-
ment, so long as it was a semi-private
enterprise. But he would have a definite
problem with the city contributing
money if economic development became
a county operation, he said. To his way
of thinking, city taxpayers contributing
to a county department constituted dou-
ble taxation, he said.
With that said, Pickels moved to
approve the $10,000 contribution, which
the council approved. Mayor Julie
Conley, also the economic development
director, abstained from the vote because
of a conflict of interest.
Reichman offered that if the county
took over the economic development
effort, the EDC would reimburse the city
its money. He added the caveat that the
fostering of economic development was a
long-term project.
"There is no immediate gratification
here," Reichman said.

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4A Monticello News Wednesday,January 23, 2008


Chakavia Britt Is MLK Essay Winner

free at last."
Dr King made it possiblefor me to
reach for the stars. This one man's dream
impacted the world. Sadly he was assas-
sinated on April 4, 1968.
He will not be forgotten. Every
time Iam given the same choice as
the next person, he will not befor-
gotten, but remembered.

SBritt is the 15 year old daugh-
S" |ter of Keisha Gardener and
Calvin Fishburn, and a student at
S. \? Jefferson County Middle/High
Judges for the essay contest
were: Enrichment Teacher Kaffee
Campbell, an English Literature
Major student at FAMU, and St. Phillip
Boys & Girls Club Director Sabrina
Other leaders at the St. Phillip Boys and
Girls Club include Malarie King, Academic Teacher and
Elementary Education Major student at FAMU; Xavier
Luckie, Recreation Teacher and co-owner of his own
record label; Katheryn Speed, Technology Teacher and
receptionist at JCM/HS; and Junior Staff Eric Evans,
JCM/HS student.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
St. Phillip Boys and Girls Club stu-
Sdent Chakavia Britt is the winner of
the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Essay Contest. She is one of five
entrants, ranging in age from nine
to 15. She will receive a certificate,
$25, and her essay published in
the Monticello News.
Her essay titled: "What Does
MLK Mean To Me," follows:

When I hear the name Martin
Luther King Jr many things come to
mind. I think of the young man who
took on millions, just so people like me
could have a dream, but mostly I think
of the right to be heard.
Born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta,. Geor-
gia, Dr King was the main leader of the Civil
SRights Movement and the reason we have African Ameri-
can doctors, lawyers, teachers and mayors.
Dr King was the voice for the voiceless, the legs for
those who were too afraid to keep going, and eyes who saw
beyond the dark times and into the light of a new day.
"Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I'm

.DEBBIE SNAPP O. Knee has been elected
o Monticello News. to the Board of Directors
850-668-7 5 Staff Writer for the National Hospice
69Covenant Hospice and Palliative Care Organ-
TPresident and CEO, Dale ization (NHPCO). Voting
delegates from end of life
I care organizations
-throughout the nation
elected Knee to the Board,
he will represent the
members of NHPCO on a
national level.
Dentures Partials Relines NHPCO, the oldest and
Repairs Extractions largest non-profit public
Same Day Service On Dentures, benefit organization that
Acrylic Partials, Repairs & Extractions represents hospice and
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is committed to improving
William McFalter III DDS FAGD the end of life care and ex-
23 Years Experience
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On-Site Lab
Serving The North Florida & South care.
Georgia Area For 18 years "The selection comes
at a particularly challeng-
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S~t~ I look forward to the op-
portunities this presents
to contribute and help
Hwy 319 Thomasville promote Covenant's mis-
(1/ Miles North of Fla & Ga State Line on Right) sion of community and
sion of community and



I support and have always supported passage of a
constitutional amendment to protect the right to
life. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life
have always been clear and consistent, without
equivocation or wavering. I believe that Roe v.
Wade should be over-turned.

I support and have always supported passage of a
federal constitutional amendment that defines
marriage as a union between one man and one
woman. As President, I will fight for passage of
this amendment. My personal belief is that mar-
riage is between one man and one woman,
for life.

Our health care system is making our businesses
non-competitive in the global economy. It is time
to recognize that jobs don't need health care, peo-
ple do, and move from employer-based to con-
sumer-based health care.

I support the Fair Tax.

I have been a strong, consistent supporter of the
rights of parents to home school their children, of
creating more charter schools, and of public school

We need a clear distinction between federal and
state roles in education. While there is value in
the "No Child Left Behind" law's effort to set high
standards, states must be allowed to develop their
own benchmarks.
We have to know who is coming into our country,
where they are going, and why they are here. We
need a fence along our border with Mexico, elec-
tronic in some places, and more
highly-trained border agents.
I believe that we are currently engaged in a world
war. Radical Islamic fascists have declared war on
our country and our way of life. They have sworn
to annihilate each of us who believe in a free soci-
ety, all in the name of a perversion of religion and
an impersonal god. We go to great extremes to
save lives, they go to great extremes to take them.
This war is not a conventional war, and these ter-
rorists are not a conventional enemy. I will fight
the war on terror with the intensity and single-
mindedness that it deserves.
The Second Amendment is primarily about
tyranny and self-defense, not hunting. The Found-
ing Fathers wanted us to be able to defend our-
selves from our own government, if need be, and
from all threats to our lives and property.

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hospice caring as a model
to help improve end of life
care in this country," said
Knee has served as
President and CEO of
Covenant Hospice and the
Covenant Hospice Foun-
dation since 1993.
When he joined what
was then known as Hos-
pice of Northwest
Florida, the organization
he led served four coun-
ties and had a daily cen-
sus of 132 patients.
Under his leadership,
Covenant Hospice has
grown into one of the
largest not-for-profit hos-
pice systems in the na-
Today, Covenant has
two inpatient units and an
average daily census of
more than 1,300 patients
and cares for patients and
their loved ones in 35
counties spanning Florida
and Alabama.
Celebrating 25 years
of keeping the promise,
Covenant Hospice is an or-
ganization dedicated to
providing comprehensive,
compassionate services to
patients and loved ones
during times of life-limit-
ing illnesses.
The focus of Covenant
Hospice is to enable its pa-
tients to live as fully and
comfortably as possible, to
provide dignified pallia-
tive care, to assist pa-
tients' loved ones in
coping with end-of-life is-
sues and the eventual
death of the patient, and
to improve care for all pa-
tients at the end of their
lives by example and edu-

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Jefferson County Community

Coalition Sets
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Community Coalition will
meet 9:30 11:30 a.m. Tues-
day, Jan. 29 at the Public Li-
Members are reminded
that the meetings take
place on the last Tuesday
of every month. This will

occur for the five-week
months this calendar year.
The January meeting
is scheduled to be a very in-
teresting meeting, so make
plans to attend.
For more information
contact Donna Hagan, con-
tract manager at the Healthy
Start Coalition of Jefferson,
Madison and Taylor Coun-
ties, Inc., 850-948-2741.

4-H Classroom

Tropicana Public Speaking

Winners Announced
Monticello News
Staff Writer
4-H Classroom Tropicana Public
Speaking winners were recognized in
the January 4-H Newsletter.
At Jefferson Elementary School,
classroom winners in Instructor Bradley's fourth grade
are: Felix Serna, first place; Hattie Wotherspoon, second
place; and Tyshun Thurman, third place.
Instructor Whitty's fourthgrade winners are: Zack
Bell, first place; Carlie Barber, second place; Takaya
Broxsie, third place.
Instructor Butler's fourth grade winners are: Thad-
deus Francis, first place; Zahkia Wilson, second place;
and Diamond Robinson, third place.
Instructor Clark's fourth grade winners are: Savan-
nah Welch, first place; Meghan Plain, second place; and
Tyrone Ivey, third place.
Instructor Jones' fifth grade winners are: Ambrosia
Graham, first place; Estela Valdovinos,.second place; and
Alexcia Dean, third place.
Instructor Canter's fifth grade winners are: Nakota
Hawkins, first place; Charlene Austin, second place; and
Raheem Trumpet, third place.
Instructor Thomas' fifth grade winners are: Tiana
Jarrell, first place; Robert Counts, second place; and
Charles Crumity, third place.
...4-H Classroom Tropicana Public School winners at
Jefferson County Middle/High School are:
Instructor Larkin's sixth grade: Phidell Lewis, first
place; Claudia Richbourg, second place; and Breawna
Haugen, third place.
Instructor Crew's sixth grade: Jakeia Morris, first
place; Sakena Tillman, second place; Kadijeah Hayes,
third place.
Instructor Garland's sixth grade: Kary Kelly, first
place; Justice Barrington, second place; Quanshaydria
Dunlap, third place.
4-H Tropicana Public Speaking winners at Aucilla
Christian Academy are:
In grade four: Emma Witmer, first place; Courtney
Watts, second place; Sam Hogg, third place.
In grade five: Austin Bishop, first place; Kelsi
Reams, second place, and Carson Nennstiel, third place.
In grade six: Jessica Webb, first place; Aimee
Love, second place, Brandon McGinnis, third place.
4-H Tropicana Public Speaking home school first
place winner is Sarah Hunt.

Countywide 4-H Tropicana

Public Speaking Winners
DEBBIE SNAPP and Fifth Grade Division
Monticello News are: Austin Bishop, first
Staff Writer place; Sarah Hunt, second
The Countywide Trop- place; Kelsi Reams, third
icana Public Speaking place; and Estela Valdovi-
Contest was held on nos, fourth place.
Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Winners in the Sixth
Media Center, at the Jef- Grade Division are: Ash-
ferson Elementary lyn Mills, first place;
School, and recognized in Claudia Richbour, second
the January 4-H Newslet- place; Aimee Love, third
ter. place; and Jakeia Morris,
Winners in the Fourth fourth place.

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January 23-30
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
om or 997-3311. Jefferson
Arts Gallery and Gift Shop
is open to the public and is
free of charge.
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 907-5138 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 meetings 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

Red Cross Offers Pet

First Aid Course
Monticello News
Staff Writer
For more than 90 years, the Capital Area Chapter of
,the American Red Cross has worked to keep area resi-
dents and their families safe and prepared. Now the
Chapter is spreading the word that it can do the same for
our four-legged loved ones through its Dog and Cat First
Aid manuals, classes and first aid kits. ,.. ..
- The.manuals and:first.aid kits are $15 each, and the'
cost of the course, which includes a manual, is $25.
"These first aid manuals, classes and first aid kits, are
especially designed for cats and dogs," said Joseph Agos-
tini, CEO of the Capital Area Chapter. "Each manual ex-
plains emergency care procedures for your pet in simple
terms, while the classroom gives hands on experience.
The full-color book also includes a companion DVD and
features step-by-step directions for topics ranging from
giving medication to administering CPR and rescue
These resources are available through the Capital
Area Chapter," added Agostini. "As a pet owner, I know
my family enjoys a very special bond with our pets.
They're just part of the family. Just like with people, ac-
cidents and emergencies can happen and being prepared,
by knowing what to do, could make a lifesaving differ-
Those manuals and courses are another lifesaving re-'
source that supports our mission of keeping our commu-
nity and their families healthy and safe," said Jerry
Osteryoung, chairman of the Capital Area Chapter Board
of Directors. "We own three dogs and a cat that we care
for very much. They are integral members of our family.
That is why these manuals are a great addition to home
reference libraries and they also make a great gift."
To set up courses, or purchase manuals and first aid
kits, contact Helen Michel at (850) 878-6080, ext. 110 or via
e-mail at

Elections for the

Board of Directors

for the Lloyd Volunteer
Fire Department
will be held
Thursday, February 7th
at the Lloyd Volunteer
Fire Department.

All are welcome to attend

8747 Old Lloyd Rd

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,
dessert, and a cold drink.
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
Crochet Class will be
held at the Jefferson Arts
Gallery 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Sat-
urday at the Gallery 575
West Washington Street
(Highway 90.) No children.
Bring your own projects or
work on some of the Talla-
hassee Crochet Guild proj-
ects, This is the regular
meeting of the Tallahassee
Crdphet Guild, and is free.
Contact avidcrochet- for more infor-
matiQ n.
J':;:i::' January 26:
""AA'imeetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street.
For more information call
997-2129, 997-1955.
January 27
Boston Butts ordered
from the Relay For Life
Team members of First
Presbyterian Church will
need to be picked up on
Sunday between the hours
of 12:00 2:30 p.m. The mar-
inated, rotisserie, smoked
butts weigh 9-10 pounds
and are priced at $20. Con-
tact Ellen Cline at 997-2798
or 544-6094 now to order.
January 28
Masonic Lodge #5
meets 7:30 p.m. on the sec-
ond and fourth Monday at
the Hiram Masonic Lodge,
235 Olive Street in Monti-
cello. Contact Roy Faglie at
933-2938 for more informa-
January 28
AA Women's Meeting
is held 6:45 p.m. on Mon-
days; AA and Al-Anon
meetings are held at 8 p.m.
Christ. Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129, 997-1955.
January 28
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest on South
Water Street. For informa-
tion contact Scout Leader
Paul Wittig at 997-1727 or
January 29
Jefferson County Com-
munity Coalition meets
9:30 a.m. on the fourth
Tuesday of the month in
the Library Conference

Room. For more informa-
tion contact Donna Hagan
at 948-2741 or
dhagan@healthystartjmt. o
January 29
AA classes are held
every Tuesday evening at 8
p.m. for those seeking help.
Located at 1599 Springhol-
low Road in the Harvest
Center. Contact Marvin
Graham at 212-7669 for
more information.
February 1
Ashville Area Volun-
teer Fire Department
meets 6:30 p.m. on the first
Friday of each month, at
the fire station. Contact
Fire Chief John Staffieri at
997-6807 for more details.
February 3
VFW Post 251 meets 5
p.m. on the first Sunday of
each month at the Memo-
rial Missionary Baptist
Church on South Railroad
Street, in the annex build-
ing, for a business and
planning meeting. Contact
Sr. Vice Commander Byron
Barnhart at 251-0386 for
more information.
February 4
VFW Post 251 Ladies
Auxiliary meets 6:30 p.m.
on the first Monday of
each month at the Memo-
rial Missionary Baptist
Church Teen Center on
South Railroad Street. This
planning meeting will
focus on working together

with the comrades on the
community awards ban-
quet to be held 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23. Contact
President Mary Madison at
997-4504 or 210-7090 for
membership applications
or for more information.
February 5
Monticello Woman's
Club meets on the first
Tuesday of every month at
noon at the clubhouse on
East Pearl Street for lunch

and a meeting. Contact
President Jan Wadsworth
at 997-4440 for more infor-
February 7
Prayer Breakfast is
held 7 8 a.m. on the first
Thursday of each month
for breakfast and a meet-
ing. For more information
contact coordinator L.
Gary Wright at



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Time To Order .

Girl Scout Cookies

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Local Girl Scout Troop
150 had a terrific time while
in attendance at the 2008
Cookie Rally at the Perry
Paige Auditorium at FAMU
recently Some 15 troops
were represented from the
Apalachee Bend area.
Troop 150 Co-Leader
Sean Carson tells that Rob
Nuccatola, Channel 6 mete-
orologist, was also in atten-
dance, and personally
visited with the girls, allow-
ing them autographs and
photographs. He notes that
Nuccatola enters and wins
the Cookie Eating Contest
every year. "He's quite the
hit with the scouts," adds
The Rally was quite en-
tertaining, ending with lots
of door prizes, some of
which were won by Troop
150 scouts.
Cookie orders are un-
derway now, with cookies
selling for $3.50 per box. To
order cookies contact Car-
son, also cookie manager, at
Proceeds from the sale
of Girl Scout Cookies are
used for trips or special

events, and to help buy sup-
plies for the troop. A small
portion of the sales is
awarded back to the scouts
in the way of incentives, or
"cookie bucks."
Additional incentives
include a 2008 Star Per-
former Light-up Pin; a $250
camp certificate; entry into
a drawing for a "Groovy
Girl" package which in-
cludes a life size doll, tent,
and sleeping bag; entry into
a drawing for a 2-gig iPod;
and a $350 camp certificate.
The Cookie Diva Award
this year is a Dell Inspira-
tion 1521 Notebook com-
Girl Scout Troop 150
(girls 8 -11) meets 10 a.m. -
12 p.m. on the first and
third Saturday of each
month at the Teen Center
on Tiger Lane. More girls
and volunteer participation
is needed for this troop, and
area troops as well. Contact
Troop Leader Janice Car-
son at 948-6901.
For information about
troops for younger and
older girls in this area con-
tact Dianne Potter at 386-
2131. Leaders and
volunteers meet on the first
Thursday of the month.


The Monticello City Council is seeking to fill
a vacancy on the Local Planning Agency.
The voluntary position is open for city residents.
Experience or knowledge in community planning,
construction or architecture would be helpful.
The Board Member must be available for
monthly evening meetings. A letter of
interest outlining experience and knowledge
should be submitted to
City Clerk Emily Anderson
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Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, January 18, 2008
Taking part in the 20th annual Arbor Day Tree City USA tree planting ceremony were (left to right) Monticello Police Chief
Fred Mosley, Founders Garden Circle Chairperson Suzanne Peary, City Councilman John Jones, Mayor Gerrold Austin,
Mignonette Garden Circle Chairperson Jan Wadsworth, City Manager Steve Wingate, and County Forester Mike Humphrey.

City Celebrates Arbor Day

With Tree Planting Ceremony

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Many gathered at City
Hall Friday morning, Jan.
18, for the annual Arbor
Day ceremony and tree
Among those present
were: Mayor Gerrold
Austin, City Council mem-
bers, County Forester
Mike Humphrey, MPD
Chief Fred Mosley, garden
club members, business
owners, city employees
and residents.
"Welcome to the cele-
bration of the 20 year des-
ignation as a "Tree City"
said Mayor Gerrold
Austin. "We wish to give
special thanks to the Na-
tional Arbor Day Founda-
tion, County Forester
Mike Humphrey, Simpson
Nurseries, which has been
a generous contributor of
trees as long as we have
been involved in this pro-
gram, the Monticello Gar-
den Club, and a special
thanks to Franklin High-
tower and his city crew."
City Clerk Emily An-
derson read the proclama-
"Whereas. Arbor Day

is symbolic of the early
Conservation Movement
and has been observed n
the United States in valj-
ous ways for over a hunn
dred years; and \ i
"Whereas, the citizens
of Monticello have shown
an increased interest in
planting of trees, because
of the tremendous role
that such trees play in fur-
thering and improving the
environment; and
"Whereas, trees are re-
sponsible for producing
oxygen, for controlling
floods, and for providing
wildlife habitat; and
"Whereas, the City of
Monticello takes great
pride in its variety and
number of trees, and con-
cern that Arbor Day
should be commemorated
by the planting of trees;
"Now, therefore, I Julie
S. Conley, Mayor of the
City of Monticello, do
hereby proclaim January,
18, 2008, as Arbor Day in
the City of Monticello,
with the sincere convic-
tion that the enhancement
of the beauty of the City's
landscape by the planting
of trees furnishes not only
an economic value, but

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also human value that is
priceless and benefits all.
"Dated this 13th day of
November, 2007."
Humphrey then read
the poem, "Trees" by
Joyce Kilmer. The words
I think that I shall
never see, a poem lovely as
a tree. A tree whose lovely
mouth is prest against the
earth's sweet flowing
breast;'a tree that looks at
God all day, and lifts her
leafy arms to pray; a tree
that may in summer wear
a nest of robins in her
hair; upon whose bosom
snow has lain; who ulti-
mately lives with rain.
Poems are made for fools
like me, but only God can
make a tree." As he read
the final words, applause
erupted from the crowd.
The traditional tree
planting consisted of offi-
cials and Garden Club
members manning the cer-
emonial shovels to plant
two 12-14 foot tall Ginkgo
trees (also known as Maid-
enhair trees) on the north
side of City Hall. County
Forester Mike Humphrey


donated one tree and the.
City donated the other:
At the conclusion of
the ceremony, Austin re-
minded those gathered
about the City sponsored
tree giveaway, slated for
Saturday, Feb. 9 at City
Hall. City Clerk Emily An-
derson said the giveaway
of 45 ornamental trees
came from the strong urg-
ing of City Council mem-
ber Tom Vogelgesang.
"We will be giving away
one tree per city property
to be planted within 25
feet of the street so others
may also enjoy their
beauty," said Anderson.
"This small kick-off cam-
paign is something that
we hope to do in following
years, especially due to
the fact that many of the
City trees are old stock
and dying off. We want to
encourage our residents
to plant trees for the beau-
tification of the City and
to replenish the City tree
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away, call City Hall at



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Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, Celebration

Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Jan. 21, 2008 Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Jan. 21,2008
JROTC Cadets carry the banner for the JROTC Tiger 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Grand Mar-
Bpttalion, leading the way for the Color Guard and cadets. shall Vice President of Operations for the Boys and Girls
Club of the Big Bend J. R.
Davis, cheerfully waved to
parade spectators during
the parade.

Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Jan. 21, 2008
Greenville/Monticello Multipurpose Center, during the MLK parade, Monday Jan. 21.

Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Jan. 21, 2008
Trombone players in the Rickards High School march-
ing band were among those thrilling spectators during the
28th annual MLK parade, Monday, Jan. 21.

Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Jan. 21,2008
Many classic cars could be spotted throughout the 28th annual MLK parade, Monday

morning, Jan. 21.
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Spectators lined the
streets to view the 28th
Annual Dr. Martin Luther
King Memorial Parade
and Festival at the park,
Monday. The closer to the
Recreation Park, the
thicker the crowd seemed
S to be.
Parade entrants kept
the spirit of Dr. Martin
Luther King alive, carry-
ing banners quoting, "I
Have A Dream" and
singing, "We Shall Over-
Keeping the beat were
drums, tubas and trum-
pets of the Jefferson
County High School
marching band, and the
Rickards High School
marching band, as ma-
jorettes moved in contin-
ual rhythm throughout
the route.
Approximately 80 en-
tries in the parade in-
cluded local politicians
and those running for of-
fice officials, antique cars,
and many organizations,

churches, many of which becued ribs and other
tossed hard'~candy t' tihe foods.
children which lined the Activities and games
street, all waving as they for the children were plen-
passed by spectators. tiful, and the bubble
Immediately following bounce was among the
the parade, residents more popular activities.
flocked to the celebration Units participating in
at the park, filled with a the parade included Monti-
festive air, as hundreds of cello Police Chief Fred
people browsed the many Mosley, County Sheriff
booths and activities. David Hobbs, Grand Mar-
City streets for blocks shall Vice President of Op-
around were clogged with erations for the Boys and
congested traffic and those Girls Club of the Big Bend
attempting to locate as J. R. Davis, EMS, JROTC
parking space. Traffic was Color Guard and ROTC
so dense along Mamie cadets, Veterans of For-
Scott Drive, that there was eign Wars Post 251, the
only one narrow lane of Bookmobile, Midway Clas-
moving traffic through the sic Car Club, Boys and
area. Girls Club of the Big Bend,

The aromas wafting
through the air varied
fiom fried fish, to fried
chicken, baby back ribs,
popcorn, hot dogs, ham-
burgers, French fries and
similar items.
Many youngsters
slurped on snow cones as
they moved from vendor to
vendor or listened to the
stage events, while others
chomped on chicken, bar-

Jefferson Elementary
youth, Jefferson County
Senior Citizens Center,
Jackson Hewitt Tax Serv-
ice, Bethel AME youth,
Fellowship MB youth, Rep-
resentative Richardson,
and Memorial MB Church.

VFW Post 251 Ladies
Auxiliary President Mary
Madison serves residents
with smoked sausage and
fried mullet dinners during
the MLK festival at the park.
Also the Multipurpose
Center, Brynwood Nursing
Center, Gadsden Boys and
Girls Club, Franklin
County Boys and Girls
Club, the American Red
Cross, Mt. Morilla youth,
Also, New Bethel AME,
Idella Scott-Loggins, Wash-
ington Bouncing Babies,
Mt. Ararat youth, John
White, Tax Collector Lois
Howell-Hunter, Carrie
White, Rays Odd Jobs,
Care Charter School of Ex-
cellence, D.J. Dapp, Circuit
Judge Errol Powell, C. P.
Miller, Mt. Zion AME, two
units of Red Hatters, Little
Angels, retired educator
Pat Johnson, radio station
96.1, Fred Alexander,
Grand St. Assembly, Ma-
sons, Lucy Christian Acad-
emy, Ultimate Choice
Printing, St. Phillip
Church youth, Head Start,
Al Hall, MLK Center, Inc.,
St. Phillip Boys and Girls
Club, Teen Center Boys


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Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, Jan. 21, 2008
Riding in the VFW Post 251 Ladies Auxiliary vehicle
during the 28th annual MLK parade, were Sam Madison
and Auxiliary President, MaryMadison.

and Girls, Club, Leon
County ,Bjys and Girls
Club, Piney Woods youth,
Casa Bianca Youth, Chat-
tahoochee, Quincy Boys
and Girls Club, and
Church of Prophecy
Platform activities in-
cluded Festival Chairper-
son Diane Hall welcoming
the crowds, followed by the
JROTC Color Guard, who
presented the Colors. O.
Sylvia Lamar offered the
invocation, and Jefferson
County NAACP President
Charles Parrish gave
Briefly speaking were
J. R. Davis, Mayor Gerrold
Austin, County Commis-
sioner Gene Hall, Clerk of
Court Kirk Reams, County
Judge Robert "Bobby"
Plaines, Sheriff David
Hobbs, and Superintend-
ent of Schools Phil Barker.
The Jefferson County
marching band provided
music, followed by
Rickards marching band.
Also during the plat-
form events, Timothy
King read MLKs "I Have A
Dream" speech, Thelma

Washington read "The
Creation", and Gloria
Murphy Smith read origi-
nal poems, Candace
Kennedy of Jackson He-
witt, St. Tabernacle choir,
Rev. Devin Wright, associ-
ate minister of Bethel
Baptist church, Rev. Terry
Presley, associate minister
of Memorial MB Church,
Rev. Herbert Thomas, pas-
tor, Welaunee MB Church,
praise dancer April
Buchanan, Rev. Everett
Allen, Naderiah Shabazz
performed dramatizations
of The Old Lady and The
Diabetes Dance, the New
Bethel AME Church choir
of Jennings, sang, Rap
artist Troed "Hitta"
Williams, performed, po-
litical candidates spoke,
and performing for the
crowd were Charles "Play
Boi" Gee, Tony "Tony V" I,
Carol Nelson, the County
Line Church choir of
Cordele, GA, Billy Sim-
mons, Teke and the Cho-
sen One, the Gospel
Persuaders of Albany, GA,
and Lamar and Hall each
gave closing remarks.


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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Monticello News 9A


Aucilla Christian Honor Roll
3rd Six Weeks 2007-08

All S+'s:
Ryan Adams, Xander Ames, Brewster
Bass, Turner Beshears, Holden Cooley,
Bryce Estep, Ashley Knowles, Kaylin
Lawrence, Makenzie Martin, Jadon Smith

All S+'s:
Justice Black, Mateus Bitencourt, Abigail
Bowen, Aidan Cribbs, Lindsey Davis,
Keira Evans, Dean Forehand, Riley Ham-
rick, James Austin Hightower, Emmaleah
Hooppell, Hunter Hughes, Bradley Mer-
schman, Krishan Patel, Alissa Roland, Jar-
rett Roland, Wyatt Stafford, Jordan
Swickley, Megan'Vann, Olivia Walton,
Travis Wheeler, and Justin Welch

All S+:
Jacob Barker, Dawson Bishop, Kash Con-
nell, AbbiGayle Cope, Ansley English,
Nathan Green, Carl Hall, Brandon Han-
non, Grant Merschman, Kaley Mincy, Car-
son Leigh Olson, Hope Randle, Abby
Reams, Peyton Shealey, Grayson Sircy, Ben

All S+ & S:
Hailey Clark, Kinsey Clark, Jocelyn Davis,
Austin Dunkle, Joshua Eades, Alex
Haselden, Hannah Holton, Gant Lee, Ju-
lianna Lindsey, Bailey McLeod, Pierce
powers, Bryce Rapson, Mylie Rogers, Eliz-
abeth Scheese, Austin Wheeler

First Grade
All A's:
Alexis Alexandrou, Brandon Bates, Grace
Beshears, R. B. Bowen, Marissa Cooley,
Mickayla Courson, Evan Courtney, Emily
Forehand, Ryan Jackson, Amber Knowles,
Lynelle Loveless, Chloe Reams, Gabriel
Rouse, Attalia Smith, Nicolas Swickley,
Katherine Whichel, Cody Whiddon,
Mackenzie Wirick

All A's and B's:
Andrew Burrus, D. J. Cox, Taylor Davis,
Ameer Khodr, Hayley Lewis, Hailey Lucas,
Maggie Mall, Ayush Patel, Kaleb Poppell,
Ashlyn Rogers, Megan Schofill, Levi
Stafford, Dilyn Stowers

Second Grade
All A's:
Timothy Finlayson, Camryn Grant, Daniel
Wurgler, Ria Wheeler

All A's and B's:
Walker Davis, Jessica Giddens, Andrew
Hall, Elizabeth Hightower, T. J. Hightower,
Evan Hocking, Noah Hulbert, Summer
Jenkins, Carly Joiner, Haley Jones, Nour
Khodr, Emily Knowles, Ryals Lee, Abigail
Morgan, Megan McGinnis, Cannon Ran-
dle, Grace Rouse, Brandon Slaughter,
Emily Smith, Quinton Thomas, Joe Wal-
ton, Mickaela Whiddon, Tedo Wilcox

Third Grade
All A's:
Traynor Barker, Stephanie English, Sarah
Hall, Lindsey Lawson, Kirsten Reagan,
Ramsey Sullivan

All A's and B's:
Megan Beaty, Dena Bishop, Hanna Black,
Call Burkett, Rebecca Carson, Faith De-
mott, Katie Fulford,.Chaz Hamilton, Joe
Hannon, J. T. Harp, Brittany Hughes,
Jenny Jackson, Erica Keeler, Hannah
Lewis, Summerlyn Marsh, Summer
McGinnis, Gatlin Nennstiel, Sarah Riley,
Will Sircy, Natalie Sorensen, John Thomas
Walker, Kate Whiddon, Kirsten Whiddon,
Hank Wirick

Fourth Grade
All A's:
Ashleigh Bolstridge, Taylor Copeland,
Erin Lee, Tomas Swickley, Emma Witmer

All A's and B's:
Meagan Giddens, Sam Hogg, Savannah
Jenkins, Ally Mall, Taylor McKnight, T. J.
Swords, Sarah Tharpe, Courtney Watts,
Justin Welch, Gaige Winchester

Fifth Grade
All A's:
Kelsi Reams, Morgan Cline, Ricky Fin-
layson, Lindsey Mincy

All A's and B's:
Doug Gulledge, Austin Bishop, Ty Chancy,
Carson Nennstiel, Bryce Sanderson,
Haleigh Gilbert, Maddie Everett, Julie
High, Winston Lee, Sarah James

Sixth Grade
All A's:
Austin Bolstridge; Hunter Home, Aimee
Love, Annie Yang

All A's and B's:
Victoria Brock, Lauren Demott, Casey De-
mott, Jacob Dunbar, Kayla Fulford, Cait-
lyn Holland, Brandon Holm. Matthew
Hutcheson, Ashlyn Mills; Christiana
Reams, Josh Smith, Jessica Webb, Jessica

7th Grade
All A's:
Ashli Cline, Kaley Love, Hadley Revell, Au-
drey Waters, Wendy Yang

All A's and B's:
Jay Finlayson, Hannah Haselden, Jared
Jackson, Brooke Kinsley, Whitney McK-
night, Ashley Schofill, Hans Sorensen,
Pamela Watt

8th Grade
All A's:
Tyler Jackson, and Shelby Witmer

All A's and B's:
Levi Cobb, Matt Dobson, Vickie Perry, Tori

9th Grade
All A's:
Kaitlin Jackson, Caroline Mueller, Abigail

All A's and B's:
Taylor Pridgeon, Clark Christy, Taryn
Copeland, Anna Finlayson, Nikki Ham-
rick, Katherine Hogg, Kent Jones, Cheltsie
Kinsley Lisa Kisamore, Rebekah Miller,
Brittany O'Brian, Ceira Roland

10th Grade
All A's:
John Stephens, Dana Watt

All A's and B's:
Ryan Barclay, Jessica Hunt, Wilson Lewis,
Sydney Plummer

llth Grade
All A's:
Chelsea Dobson, Ashley Echols, Aaveh
Green, Byron Love, Angela McCune, Mal-
lory Plaines, Michaela Roccanti, Savannah

All A's and B's:
Rhegan Clark, and Luke Witmer

12th Grade
All A's:
Rebekah Aman, Courtney Brasington,
Benjamin Buzbee, A. J. Connell, Courtney
Connell, Stephanie Dobson, Jerel Drew,
Will Hartsfield, Nicole Mathis, Prateen
Patel, Ramsey Revell

All A's and B's:
Jayce Davis, Lindsey Day, Alfa Hunt,
Chelsea Kinsey, Claire Knight, Bethany
Saunders, Whitney Scarberry, Hannah
Sorensen, Woody Vollertsen

Jefferson Lady Tigers Down FrankliniCounty 33-30
FRAN HUNT The Jefferson County Thursday night, Jan. 17, to from the field, three of in two of nine from the fensive rebounds, one foul
Monticello News Lady Tigers downed stand 2-9 on the season, three from the three-point field and one of four from and one turnover.
Staff Writer Franklin County, 33-30, The Lady Tigers zone, and one of four from the free-throw line for five Sameria Martin

Aucilla Christian Academy

Middle School Boys Down

Community Christian
Staff Writer
Monticello News
Aucilla Christian Academy middle school boys stood
8-4 on the season after downing Community Christian, 30-
24, Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The game ran neck and neck with an 11-11 tie at the
half, with Aucilla ahead 6-5 at the end of the first quarter
and being outscored 6-5 in the second.
The young Warriors pulled ahead in the third, 21-19,
and took the victory outscoring Community Christian 9-
5 in the fourth.
Trent Roberts led the charge for Aucilla, earning nine
points and six rebounds; and Corey Burrus followed close
behind racking up eight points and going six of seven
from the free-throw line, had two assists, and five steals.
Hans Sorensen raked in five points, and five re-
bounds; Tyler Jackson, two points, and three assists; and
Jay Finlayson, two points, and four rebounds.
Cody Allen and Cody Kelly each bucketed two points.

outscored Franklin during
the first three quarters,
but fell in the fourth,
shooting at 37.5 percent
from the field and drop-
ping in i2 of 32, 80 percent
from the three-point zone,
stroking four of five, and
33.3 percent from the free-
throw line, sinking five of
15. The team was hurt by
21 fouls and 19 turnovers.
Keneshia Coates paved
the way for the Lady
Tigers sinking six of nine

the free-throw line for 16
points, had two offensive
arid two defensive re-
bounds, one assist, one
blocked shot, four fouls
and six turnovers.
Brianna Miller hit
three of nine from the
field, and two of three
from the free-throw line
for eight points, had five of-
fensive and five defensive
rebounds, two blocked
shots and three fouls.
Alicia Smith dropped

ACA Middle School

Boys End
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy middle school
boys ended the season 8-5
after being clobbered by
Holy Comforter, 33-14, Fri-
day, Jan. 11.
Coach Mac Finlayson
said Holy Comforter is a
tough opponent and the
second Aucilla disadvan-
tage was Trent Roberts
being moved up to play the
junior varsity game, slated
for the same night.
Corey Burrus led the
Warriors with ten points,
shooting at 60 percent from
the free-throw line. He had
two steals and two blocked
Jared Jackson scored

Season 8-5
two points; Hans Sorensen
scored one point and
snagged four rebounds;
and Jay Finlayson buck-
eted one point.

points, one offensive re-
bound, one steal, three
fouls, and five turnovers.
Shanice Brooks sank
one of one from the field
and swished one of one
from the three-point zone
for four points, four fouls
and one turnover.
Majetta Jefferson had
three offensive and three
defensive rebounds for a
total of six, one steal, four
fouls, and three turnovers;
Jazmaun Hall had two of-

snagged one offensive re-
bound, had one foul, and
one turnover; and Shan-
tavia Anderson had two of-
fensive rebounds, one foul,
and two turnovers.
The Lady Tigers re-
turn to the hardwood
against Madison, 5:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Jan. 22, there; and
Taylor County, 6 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 24, there.
Jefferson has fallen to both
teams earlier in the sea-


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S Kim is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas 'L.Folsom of Monticello. Her maternal grand-
parents are the late Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Knowles of Perry
"Bob is the son of Mrs. Muriel M. Kuster of St. Augus-
tine, and the late Robert E. Kuster of North Smithfield,
Rhode Island.
hBob is t he grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs.
S'Emile Kuster of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. His maternal
grandpaarens are the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Theriault
of NorthSmithfield, Rhode Island.
Miss Folsom is a graduate of The Florida State Uni-
versity She received a Bachelor of Science degree in
Mathematics and Elementary Education and is currently
self-employed as a consultant for the National Guard Bu-
reau in Washington, D.C. Since July 2001, Folsom has
resided in Arlington, Virginia and served as the National
Coordinator for a National Guard community out-
Sreach program for disadvantaged youth.
Major Kuster is a graduate of The University of
North Florida and is a member of the Florida Army Na-
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

10A Monticello News

Wednesday, January

23, 2008

Monticello News 11A

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CALL 850-838-JUNK (5865)
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SPACIOUS Newly Renovated
1/1 apartments and 2/1 Furnished,
short or long term. w/AC,
Laundry, Parking. Also office
Call 850-212-3142
12/07, tfn, c

Space Cherry Street Commons.
750 Sq.Ft. $540. Month.
500 Sq.Ft. $460. Month.
Call Katrina at 510-9512

For Rent Luxury Apartments
- overlooking the Courthouse
Circle in downtown Monticello,
3BR/2BA, $1050. Monthly,
Contact Katrina Walton at 510-
9/12 tfn,c
1468 S. Waukeenah St. Office
300, Monticello. 1 & 2 BR/HUD
vouchers accepted. 850-997-6964
TTYL 711 Equal Housing
10/12 fne

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Close to everything, $950. Mo. Matt
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Mo. near Wendy's or JCKC, N. Fla.
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Dep. Serious Inquires Only Please 850-
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House for Rent Looking for
Senior citizen woman, Private
Kitchen, Tv, Washer/Dryer. $400.
Mo. Security Clearance. 342-
9918 after 6 pm. 1/18,23,25,pd

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Driveways, roads, ditches, tree and
shrub removal, bum piles. Contact
Gary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-3458.
509-8530 Quick Responses.
6/22, tfn,c
HOGGING Starting at $37.50/ Hr.
All Types of Tractor Work.
11/16, tfn,c

Exterior Carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
10x12 Shed w/Porch Delivered
$1,500. 11/7,tfn,c

Sat. Jan. 26 8am to 1pm Furniture,
Household items & Misc. 90 W.
to old Lloyd Rd. to 40 Cooper Rd.

Free Fill Dirt (digging pond)
you haul, Call 997-3592


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$12 for 20 words (or $12
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and The Jefferson County

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or other options available.
Call 997-1522
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Call Jack at 850-997-2423

REWARD $1000
Jan. 5, 2008 a 6 mo. old
Walker Puppy belonging to Al
Jones was shot and killed on
the Goose Pasture Grade. The
dog had a tracking collar &
regular collar. Three Rivers
Hunting Club is offering a
Reward of $1000 for any
information leading to the
arrest and conviction of the
person(s) involved in this act.
If you have any information,
please call Three Rivers
Hunting Club at 850-584-
9543 or 850-843-0950

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town. $34,900. 942-7250

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for a Landfill Spotter. Duties
include spotting loads of garbage
when emptied and some
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Applications can be picked up at
the Landfill office between the
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needed for the Monticello
News and the Jefferson County
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includes designing and lay-
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Apply in person only at the
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located at 1215 N. Jefferson St.
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SMonticello, FL 32345
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Case No: 07-246-CA


and any and all of his known or unknown heirs,
jointly and severally,



TO THE ABOVE DEFENDANTS, who are natural per-
sons, if they are living; or if they are dead the unknown
Defendants wh may be spouses, heirs, devisees, of such
Defendants. And additional unknown Defendants as succes-
sors in interest, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees and all parties claiming interest by, through, under
of against the Defendants who are not natural persons, who
are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned will call up for hearing
Plaintiffs Final Judgment on Suit to Quiet Title before the Honorable L.
Ralph Smith, Circuit Court Judge, at the Jefferson County Courthouse,
Monticello, Florida, on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 3:30 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard. Thirty (30 minutes have
been reserved.)


Respectfully submitted,
FL BAR ID No. 006176
P.O, Box 247
Monticello, Florida 32345
Attorney for Plaintiff

1-16: 23-08

Notice of hereby given that pursuant to an Amended Writ of Execution
issued in the County Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, on the 3rd
day of January, 2008, in the cause RINKER MATERIALS CORPORA-
and GARY AKINS are Defendants. being Case Number 06-24136 in
said Court, I David C. Hobbs, as Sheriff of Jefferson County, Florida,
have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the above named
Defendant. GARY AKINS to the following described property, to-wit:

Lot 31 New Hope Subdivision ORB 412 P 429

And on the 19th day of February, 2008, on the front lawn of the
Jefferson County Sheriffs Office located at 171 Industrial Park in
Monticello, Florida at the noon hour, or as soon after as possible, I will
offer for sale all of the said Defendant, GARY AKINS's right, title,
interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same,
subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgements, if any, to the
highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as for
they may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-
mentioned execution.

1-23-08: 01-30-08: 02-06-08: 02-13-08

Notice of Receipt of Stormwater Application
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes and
Chapter 62-346, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the following
applications for an Individual Stonnwater Pennit have been received by
the Northwest Florida Water Management District:

Application #91, received Dec. 26, 2007, from Jimmy Mincy, Natural
Woodlands Outdoors, Inc., for construction of .54 acres impervious for
5 new barns, restrooms, cook shed, and house for a commercial horse
boarding facility with equestrian riding area on Tax Parcel #31-2S-3E-
000-0022-0000 on Fanlew Rd., Jefferson County.

Interested persons may comment upon these applications or submit a
written request for a staff report containing proposed agency action
regarding the application by writing the Northwest Florida Water
Management District's ERP Office, The Delaney Center Bldg., Suite 2-
D, 2252 Killearn Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32309. Such comments
or requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. within 14 days from date of

No further public notice will be provided regarding these application.
Persons wishing to remain advised of further proceedings or to receive
a copy of the Technical Staff Report should request that in writing to the
address above or by e-mail to Permits@n\

Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative
hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding
the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after review-
ing the staff report.



The City Council of the City of Monticello proposes to adopt the fol-
lowing ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 2008-02 AN ORDINANCE OF

The entire text of the ordinance may be inspected at City Hall, 245 S.
Mulberry Street, Monticello, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Public hearing on the ordinance will
be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Monticello City
Hall. Interested persons may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.



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12A Monticello News

Wednesday, January 23, Zuuo

Hoggetowne Opens Its Gates To Another Spectacular Year

By Rachel Walker
Step inside the gates of
the Hoggetowne Medieval
Faire and you might forget
that a world with electric-
ity and running water
even exists outside the
tree-lined edges of the
Alachua County Fair-
grounds. In its 22nd year,
Hoggetowne and all of its
participants have per-
fected the art of recreating
an authentic Medieval
Although it happens in
Gainesville for only two
weekends a year, the Faire
has gained a loyal follow-
ing. Over 50,000 guests are
expected to travel its
streets on January 26-27
and February 1-3, 2008.
Patrons arriving early
will get to be a part of the
daily Meet and Greet, what
festival coordinator Linda
Piper calls the best part of
the whole event. The en-
tire cast of characters, per-
formers, jugglers,

the streets to welcome the
flood of guests eagerly
awaiting the opening of
the gates at 10 a.m.
"I just love seeing all
the entertainers in one
place," Piper said. "The
sights and the sounds are
just so exciting. To see the
faces of the people as they
enter and experience this
is what I get the most joy
That's just the begin-
ning. There is never a bor-
ing moment at the
Medieval Faire. Take your
pick of entertainment on
eight stages, wander
through the medieval mar-
ketplace or indulge in a
mouth-watering treat.
More than 150 talented
artists from across the
country will showcase
their wares in the trades
of weaving, black-
smithing, leatherworking,
woodcarving and jewelry
making. Enjoy all the
fineries of the Middle Ages
wrhilo soarchin fn r the

perfect gift or trinket.
If action and adven-
ture are more your style,
make sure to see the
knights joust, one of the
most popular Hoggetowne
events. Knights in full
body armor race toward
each other on horseback to
defend their honor and
prove their worth to the
King and Queen of the
The Living Chessboard
is also a must-see, with
human chess pieces fight-
ing for their spot on the
board and victory over
their opponents.
A fun-filled day at the
Faire will surely induce an
appetite. Indulge your
taste buds at the food court
with an array of delicacies
including barbecue ribs,
bloomin' onions, sweet po-
tato fries, turkey legs and a
variety of desserts.
The sound of trumpets
fills the air as, twice a day,
King William and Queen
Caroline lead a parade of
revelers and characters in
the Royal procession
through the streets of
Young visitors are in-
vited to visit the Royal
Pavilion, where they will
be knighted lords and
ladies of the court.
The Faire is fun for the
whole family, with camel
and elephant.rides as well
as human-powered push
rides. Test your strength
with games of skill, shoot-
ing arrows or throwing
battle axes.
If you are looking for a
deal, School Day on Friday,
February 1, is half-priced
admission. Open from 9:30
a.m. to 3 p.m., School Day
provides a great opportu-
nity for children and
teachers to learn about the
Middle Ages. Activities
such as face painting, hair
braiding, wax hands and
games will create an excit-
ing day for everyone.






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"It's so great to be able
to provide this experience
to children who learn
about medieval studies in
their schools," Piper said.
"They get a chance to actu-
ally come to the faire and
experience it."
Creations from tal-
ented local students en-
tered in the Student Art &
Essay Contest will also be
on display in the Pavilion
Whether you have
never visited the Faire or
you are a loyal attendee,
there will be something
new and exciting for every-
one to enjoy at Hogge-
towne. Spend a weekend
this year experiencing one
of North Central Florida's
most anticipated annual
events. You won't regret it.
The Faire is produced
by the City of Gainesville's
Department of Parks,
Recreation and Cultural
Affairs and will be'open
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.i., the
last weekend of January
and first weekend of Feb-
ruary, and from 9:30 a.m. to

3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, for
School Day. Tickets are $12
for adults and $6 for kids
ages 5-17. Tickets may be
purchased in advance at
Omni Book Store on SW
34th Street in the Westgate
SThe Alachua County

Fairgrounds is situated
east of Gainesville on 39th
Avenue and SR 121, adja-
cent to the Gainesville Re-
gional Airport. Please, no
pets permitted. For more
information, visit
g or call (352) 334-ARTS.

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for more than 25 years.
Capital Health Plan Medicare Advantage plans offer
Part A, Part B, and Part D (prescription drug) coverage,
PLUS more benefits than original Medicare, including:
* Routine checkups and preventive care
SFitness center reimbursement*
* Routine eye exams
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Hearing exams
* 24 hour health care professional hotline
* Option for unlimited generic prescription drug
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Sink Holes In Our Country: Psalms 11

Introduction: If the foundations be
destroyed, what can the righteous do?
In Florida, the state is basically resting on
a limestone foundation. This may not sound
dangerous but there have been instances
where life and property have been in danger.
Back in the 80's a dealership lost several
brand new cars due to a sinkhole in
Jacksonville, Florida. A home was lost behind
my parent's house in Perry Florida.
The location of the new horseracing track FiR
contains five sinkholes. The foundation for a RE
Horse Track/Casino has many holes in its
foundation both physically and spiritually
Joe Bob Mizzell, Alabama Baptist
Convention, gives nine things the Bible has to
say about it. No, it doesn't say "Thou shalt not
The very foundation of our beliefs is the
Ten Commandments. How can we determine
our sinful condition? Adam and Eve couldn't
keep one command so God gave us 10 to order
our lives.
There are Biblical commandments
against gambling. These commands are the
School Master to teach us about our fallen
"Thou shalt have no other gods before
me." Gambling puts money ahead of God.
"Thou shalt not steal." Gambling is rob-
bery by mutual consent.
"Thou shalt not covet." Gambling is coveting someone's money (Isaiah

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The Bible attacks gambling as covetousness.
There is no doubt that compulsive gambling is
a form of covetousness. It is a desire to have
something that does not belong to you (Exodus
20:17.) The Bible assures us that gambling is
S... I caused by greed. Greed is a basic motive in
gambling (Luke 12:15).
The Bible attacks gambling from the law of
love. (Mark 12:31,) "Thou shalt love thy neigh-
Baptist Church of Lloyd bor as thyself." Love meets needs but gam-
George Smith bling exploits, love entreats but gambling mis-
treats, love strengthens but gambling weak-
ens, love builds up but gambling tears down,
love never fails, but gambling ever fails.
The Bible promotes good stewardship
against gambling. Gambling undermines
good stewardship (Psalm 24:1; 2 Corinthians
8:3; Luke 12:42-48).
The Bible emphasizes work over gambling.
Gambling destroys a proper work ethic.
Honest work and honest wages go together
(Luke 10:7.) "The laborer is worthy of his
The Bible promotes Christian influence in
opposition to gambling. Gambling destroys
one's Christian influence. If your pastor or
other influential Christians gambled, would
your admiration and appreciation for them
decline (1 Thessalonians 5:22)?
The Bible hates gambling because it corrupts government. The purpose of
government is to serve and protect the citizens under its authority (Romans
Just recently one of our soldiers took his life. He was exposed to gambling
on the base he was assigned. He lost everything, his wife and children and even
his hope. He became a pathological gambler, which cost him everything even
his life.
Taxation is a legitimate method for government to raise revenue for its
operating expenses (Matthew 22:31.) Our government does not need to be in this
kind of enterprise!
The Bible deplores gambling because it encourages crime. Studies show that
when gambling comes to town, so does crime. When gambling was legalized in
New Jersey crime more than doubled from 1976 to 1989.
In 1995 the FBI reported that organized crime families had infiltrated a
Mississippi Gulf Coast casino and stolen a half million dollars. Gambling con-
tributes nothing to the common good. It undermines values, mocks work,
finances crime, robs children, enslaves its addicts, subverts government and poi-
sons whatever it touches.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Second Quarter Conference

Held At New Bethel

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Second Quarter
Conference for Bethel AME
Church, Rev. Helen Johnson-
Robinson, pastor; New Bethel
AME Church, Rev. Willie Edd
Brown, pastor; Mt. Pleasant AME
Church; Rev. Mary Etta Cromartie,
pastor; and Philadelphia AME
Church, Rev. David William, pas-
tor, convened at New Bethel AME
Church, 2 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 13 with
Presiding Elder Oscar Charles
"O.C." Williams in charge.
The meeting opened with the
song "One More Time."
Rev. Mary Etta Cromartie
offered the prayer, and the 23rd
Psalm was recited in unison..
Host Pastor Rev. Willie Edd
Brown extended greetings and
presented Presiding Elder O. C.
Conference secretaries were

Patricia Gallon, Shaundra Buggs,
Mary G. Keaton, and Eddie Gallon,
Jr.; Conference marshals were
Eric Shields and Eric Evans; and
Conference reporters were Nellie
Kay Atkins and Mary E. Hagan.
Presiding Elder Williams
offered words of wisdom about
"Trusting in God" and thanked
Rev. Helen Johnson-Robinson and
Bethel AME Church for hosting
the Quincy District Conference,
consisting of 33 churches, held on
Dec. 5 7.
Business Reports were given
in turn from the officers of all
participating churches, noting
there were no members deceased
in this Second Quarter.
Prayer and Benediction
offered by Presiding Elder Oscar
C. Williams.
For questions concerning this
Second Quarter Conference
Report contact Hagan at 997-6651,
or 997-3273.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The already established Health
Ministries including the churches
of Casa Bianca MB Church,
Friendship MB Church, and
Harvest Center, are encouraging
other local churches to join forces,
to initiate a Health Ministry and
promote wellness in the communi-
These churches, along with
Greater Fellowship MB Church,
worked diligently the last quarter
of 2007 promoting health issues.
The highlight for the month of
October was Breast Cancer, pre-
sented by Kathryn Burcham,
encouraging women to get a mam-
mogram and learn the proper way
to perform self-breast exams.
November was Diabetes
Month, with Chef Martrell
Hawkins encouraging healthy eat-
ing tips and preparing healthy

December was HIV/AIDS
Month, featuring the Silence of
Death Campaign and the Crisis of
HIV/AIDS in the Black
Community. The speakers for this
event were Sam Carter, Deveda
Bellamy and Camye Edwards.
Their focus was to know your sta-
tus, and get tested.
Remember, we are our broth-
er's keeper, so let's work together
for a healthier Jefferson County,
and a healthier community.
Our goal should be to improve
the overall health of all women
and provide education and infor-
mation for healthy living.
To accomplish these goals we
must have good people skills, relia-
bility, and hard working individu-
als who take pride in helping oth-
For more information, and to
get involved, contact Cumi T.
Allen, Jefferson County Health
Department Women's Health 342-
0170 ext. 2101.

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Waukeenah resident, Stan Monroe,
relates that about six years ago, the
Jones family and the Lenzo family of
SWaukeenah set out to capture some
wild hogs on the family farm, estab-
lished more than 100 years ago, just
north of Waukeenah by the Louise
Grantam Jones Family.
SThe wild hogs who now frequent
this property are ancestors of those
raised by many generations of the
Grantham family including her father
Sam Pasco Grantham.
The humane "live catch" trap did
not discriminate between the size of

pie In God's Service

the hogs that it would capture.
The hunters were very surprised
one day when the medium sizedhog
they thought they had captured sud-
denly divided into two morsels not yet
large enough for the grill. Thus began
the new adventure of raising hogs.
Hunter Jones tells of one occasion
when they went to check the trap and
thought they had caught "hogzilla".
They could see the very large beast
as they approached the trap. They
were surprised, and somewhat relived
to find that it was instead, just a curi-
ous bull. It seems that the bull was as
surprised about being trapped, as they
were to find him there.
From this humorous beginning

grew a ministry It may seem odd to
find pigs in Christian ministry.
However, when the acronym PIGS-
People In God's Service is considered,
we should not be surprised, because,
God can use any effort in His service.
As the hogs began to grow and
multiply, so did the opportunities for
In these last few years, the Jones
and Lenzo families have been both
generous and gracious with the abun-
dance that God has provided them.
They have donated pigs and/or pig
products to churches and people in
need, and supplied the pork for
Waukeenah's United Methodist
Church barbecue.

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Waukeenah Methodist

To Host Barbecue

Jan. 26

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Waukeenah United
Methodist Church will serve a barbecue
pork dinner 4-7 p.m., in the
Sam Pasco Grantham
Memorial Fellowship Hall.
Price of the meal is $9 for
adults and $5 for children. The
meal includes beverages and
homemade desserts.
Church member Stan
Monroe extends his thanks
and appreciation to the Jones
and Lenzo families for being supporting this fundraiser, as People In
God's Service, or P.I.G.S.
Church members are looking forward to meeting residents of the
community for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship.
For additional information, contact the church at 997-2171 or call
Stan Monroe at 510-4932.

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Capital Heights

Baptist Church

To Host Gospel

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Capital Heights Baptist Church
at 7150 Apalachee Parkway in
Tallahassee will host Ken Sibley, a
Gospel Illusionist, for the Youth
Rally event to be held 7 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 25.
Refreshments will follow this
free event. The event is open to the
On Saturday, Jan. 26th at 6 p.m.,
Capital Heights Baptist Church
will host the Mercy Rain Southern
Gospel singers.
This concert is also free and
open to the public.
For more information about
either of these events contact.
Pastor, Derrick Burrus at 345-0425.

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SA little boy, who wanted $100.00 very badly, prayed for two weeks but nothing happened. Then he decid-
ed to write GOD a letter requesting $100.
When the postal authorities received the letter to GOD, U.S.A., they decided to send itto the President.
The President was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the boy
S$5. Msr President thought that this would appear to be a lot of money to the little boy.
The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 and immediately sat down to write a thank you note to GOD
that read: "Dear God, Thank you very much for sending me the money. However, I noticed that for some
reason you had to send it through Washington, D.C., and, as usual, those Devils deducted $95!
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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 School9:45 AM
Worship 11:00 AM
Wednesday Fellowship 5:30 PM

Casa Bianca Missionary
Baptist Church
Highway 259 Monticello* 997-5018
Min. Tobbie Berrian i, Pastor

Sunday School ......................................93. 0 AM
Morning Worship...................................11:00 AM
Thursday Bible Study ..............................7:30 PM

Cody Pentecostal
Holiness Church
3862 Tram Rd. Monticello 997-6774
Pastors Donnie and Nancy Thomas

Sunday School............................ 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship...........11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship ..............6:00 PM
Wednesday Worship...................7:00 PM
Wednesday Youth Worship............6:30 PM

First Baptist Church
of Lloyd
124 St. Louis St. Lloyd 997-5309
Pastor George L. Smith

Praise & Worship........................8:30 AM
Bible Study ......... ............. ........9:45 AM
Praise & Worship ......................... 11:00 AM
AWANA (3yrs 6th Grade).........5:00 PM
Praise & Worship..........................6:00 PM
Adult Choir Practice............7:00 PM
Rock Solid Youth (Grades 7-12)
Praise & Worship, Bible Study
Xtreme Games
(K-6th Grade)
Joyful Sounds Children's Choir...6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study l.:.:..7:00 PM
2nd Thursday
LltoydSilver Saits ...................11:00 AM

Restored Glory
Christian Center
1287 S. Jefferson St. Monticello 997-0253
Pastors Eddie and Veronica Yon

Sunday ..........................................10:00 A M
Monday ForRealVille (Teen Mins)....7-8 PM
Thursday....................................... 7:00 PM

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

Sunday Morning Worship....................10:3(
Sunday Children's Church...................10:3
Wednesday Worship.................................7:0(
Nursery Available

First United Methodist Ch
325W Walnut St. Monticello 997-5
Interim Pastor Tom Price
Sunday Praise & Worship.......................8:3
Sunday School...............................9:4
Traditional Worship...........................1:00
S .- :Wednesday::::
Adult Bible Study ............................... 4:3(
Prayer Group..............................................5:3
Fellowship Meal .......................... .. 6:

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Harvest Christian Cent
1599 Springhollow Rd.* Monticell
Pastor Marvin Graham

Sunday Discipleship Class.....................9:30
Sunday Worship............................... ...10.30
Wednesday Bible Study ......................7:
Wed. Young People Bible Study .............7:
Wednesday Counselling ..................5:30-8:
New Life Ministry
Tuesday Bible Study................................. 7:
Sunday Worship ........................................ 2-
Thursday Jail Ministry .........................7 -
AA Tuesday.............................................. 8:

To add your church services to this directory,
please contact at Monticello News, 997-3568.


95% BAD, 5% GOOD

One day God was looking down to Earth and saw all of the evil that
was going on.
He decided to send an angel down to Earth to check it out so he called on
a female angel and sent her to earth for a time.
When she returned she told God, "Yes it is bad on Earth, 95 percent
are bad and 5 percent are good."
Well, He thought for a moment and said maybe I had better send down a

male angel to get both points of view. So God called a male angel and
sent him to Earth for a time.
When the male angel returned he went to God and told him yes the
Earth was in decline, 95 percent was bad and 5 percent was good.
God said this was not good. He would send a letter to the 5 percent that
were good and encourage them, something to help them keep going.
Do you know what that letter said? Oh, you didn't get one either?!






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

M Sunday School.........................................10:00 AM
S Morning Worship............................11:00 AM
M Evening Woship................................. 6:00 PM
Wednesday Evenifig Worship & Messiahs
ch Messengers Youths ............................. 7:00 PM

St Margaret Catholic Church
M 1565 E. Washington Monticello 973-2428
M ; (One mile east of the Court House on US 90)
M Fr. John Gordon
S Sunday M ass.......................................11:00 AM
Wednesday followed by Novena ..............7:00 PM
M Saturday followed by Adoration &
M Sacrament of Reconciliation............ 9:00 AM
M Spanish Mass Sec. Sat.of the th ...........7:00PM

Capital Heights Baptist Church
7150 Apaachee Pkwy Tallahassee
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Pastor Derrick Burrus
Youth Pastor Ron Thrash
Sunday School...................................10:00 AM
Sunday Worship................................11:00 AM
Children's Chapel............... 11:AM
Sunday Evening ..............................6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening .................................7:00 PM
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
S" Classes for Students




New Hope Ministries Church
of God
415 E Palmer Mill Rd. Monticello 997-1119
Pastors David & Paige Rapson
Sunday School............................................10:00 AM
Sunday Worship........................ 11..:00 AM
Sunday Prayer ...........................................6:00 PM
Wednesday Family Training Hr ...........7:00 PM

Waukeenah United Methodist
81 Methodist Church Rd
Waukeenah 997-2171
Pastor Ralph L. Wrightstone

Sunday School...........................................9:45 AM
W orship....................................................11:00 AM
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
iHwy 27 S (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 / EO. Box 411
Wacissa 997-2179 / 997-1769
Rev Howard R. Grimmenga

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

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

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

Elizabeth Baptist Church
4124 Bassett Dairy Road Monticello 997-8444
Pastor, J.L. McNeal
Student Pastor, Don Self

Sunday: Bible Study................................9:45 AM
Worship Service.....................................11:00 AM
Choir Practice...........................................6:00 PM
Worship Service ........................................7:00 PM
Children/Student Ministry ....................3:30 PM
Senior Adult Choir Practice..................6:00 PM
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends & Youth.. 6:30 PM
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting ..................7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Roger Stadin
SGospel Sing At Lamont UMC erves
On Daycare
Monticeloticello Neosr
Lamont United Methodist Church will host a Fi. t turning "His Monticello News
SMay at 997- r more infor Roger Stadin is a member of
the First United Methodist Church,
of Monticello, and serves on the
Board of the Little Angels Daycare.
He can be found most weekdays
on the church playground fixing
the swings and working on other
odd jobs that need attention.
It is said that when there is a
job to be done of any kind, all one
has to do is give a call to Stadin and
the job will get done.
He is on alert for dangers to the
youngsters, and most of the time
the job is completed before the call
comes in. He loves and cares for the
children, and seems to have an
understanding of their desires and
The First Methodist Church
Family considers itself fortunate
to have talented and involved peo-
ple like Stadin in its fold.


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Chu ch
January 25
USDA Commodities and Se
come volunteers to bag food pa
evening for distribution 9-11 a.r
Bethel AME Church 6496 Ash,
Essie Norton at 997-5683 for infc
A barbecue pork dinner wil
Saturday-at the Waukeenah Unj
in the Sam Pasco Grantham
Hall. The cost is $9 adults, and
includes dinner, dessert, and a
information contact Stan Monr
VFW Post 251 meets 5 p.m.
each month at the Memoria
Church on South Railroad Stre
ing, for a business and planning
Vice Commander Byron Barnh
VFW Post 251 Ladies Auxil
the first Monday of each me
MissionaryBaptist Church T
Railroad Street. This planning

CoimmutniX CLd
-26 working together with the comrades on the communi-
cond Harvest will wel- ty awards banquet to be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
ckages 6:30 p.m. Friday 23. Contact President Mary Madison at 997-4504 or 210-
n. Saturday at the New 7090 for membership applications or for more informa-
ville Highway Contact tion.
February 7
26 Prayer Breakfast is held 7 8 a.m. on the first
I be served 4- 7 p.m. on Thursday of each month for breakfast and a meeting.
ited Methodist Church, For more information contact coordinator L. Gary
Memorial Fellowship Wright at lgwright39(
$5 children. The meal
Scold drink. For more February 14
oe at 510-4932. Workforce Mobile Unit is stationed across from
First Baptist Church, Monticello 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on the
3 second Thursday of each month. For more informa-
on the first Sunday of tion contact Employment Connection Director Cheryl
1 Missionary Baptist Rehberg at 673-7688, or volunteers Paul Kovary at 997-
et, in the annex build- 2313, or Mike Reichman at 997-5100, or SW Ellis at 567-
lg meeting. Contact Sr. 3800.
art at 251-0386 for more
February 21
Feed the Elderly meals may be picked up 11 a.m. -
4 1 p.m, on the third Thursday of every month at the
iary meets 6:30 p.m. on Greater Fellowship dhiing hall, 690 Cypress Street.
nth at the Memorial Contact Gloria Cox-Jones at 997-4592 for more informa-
een Center on South tion, orto donate your time, food, or to make a finan-
meeting will focus on cial contribution.

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Three doctors are waiting in
line to get into the pearly gates. St.
Peter walks out and asks the first
one, "What have you done to enter
"I am a pediatrician and have
brought thousands of the Lord's
babies into the world." "Good
enough to enter the gates," replied
St. Peter and in he goes. The same
question is asked of the second
"I am a general practioner and
go to Third World countries three
times a year to cure the poor." St.
Peter is impressed and allows him
through the gates.
The third doctor steps up in line
and knowing the question, blurts
out, "I am a director of a HMO."
St. Peter meditates on this for
a while and then says, "Fine, you
can enter Heaven...but only for 2

USDA Commodities Food

Distribution Set Jan. 26

Moticello News
Staff Writer
The USDA Commodities Food
Distribution Program and Second Harvest,
sponsored by New Bethel AME Church,
Elizabeth MB Church, and Hickory Hill MB
Church will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 26 at the New Bethel AME Church
located at 6496 Ashville Highway.
Distribution is held on the fourth
Saturday of each month, with volunteers
bagging orders 6:30 p.m. on the Friday
.Monetary donations to purchase food,
and donated food items for the program,
will be accepted, as are volunteers to help
with the program.
For more information, or to volunteer
contact Essie Norton at 997-5683, Nellie
Randell at 997-5605, or Ruth Ann Scurry at

Food Program
Coordinator and
Volunteer Essie
Norton and
Volunteer Alfred
Raines help to
bag groceries on
the Friday
evening before
the USDA
Food Program
pick up on the
fourth Saturday
of each month.
Groceries are
bagged at the
New Bethel AME
Church, in the
kitchen area.

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By Trish Thomas
Have you ever faced situations
or problems that seemed unbear-
able and defeated? If so, these are
only tests.
Sometimes it may seem that
the problem will never, ever end
and only trouble and heartache
begins. This is only a test.
Have you ever tossed and
turned all night long and it seemed
like all hope was gone? This is only
a test.
Have you ever been in debt and
it seemed as if none of your needs
were being met? This is only a test.
Did it seem that when you were
sick and it seemed like you could-

n't get
well you
went to
the doc-
tors and
This is
only a test.
God allows tests in our lives to
prepare us.for other situations and
problems that are yet to come.
Remember, no one is exempt
from tests. Just rest and God will
bless us during our tests.
The question is, "Can you
stand the test?"

A Doubting Thomas
Refers to the story when of Jesus returns (after his crucifixion)
and visits His disciples. (John 20:19). All of His disciples are there
except Thomas (John 20:24). When the others tell Thomas that they
had seen Jesus he doesn't believe them and makes the comment,
(John 20:25) "But he said unto them, Except I shall see in His hands
the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails,
and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe.
Jesus made a believer of Doubting Thomas, when he returns
eight days later and sees Thomas and says (John 20:27) Then saith He
to Thomas, Reach hither they finger, and behold my hands; and reach
hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but

Tri Counties Ministries

To Hear Prophet Knight

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Tri-County Ministries presents
guest Prophet Richard Knight 7
p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 and
Saturday, Jan. 26 and at 10:30 a.m.
on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Harvest
Christian Center at the corners of
Waukeenah Highway and

Springhollow Road.
Join the congregation for
"What God's Plan Is For Your Life."
Are you ready to hear from God,
and hear what He has for you?
Come and hear which direction
God wants to take you.
You are blessed! For more
direction contact Apostle Marvin
Graham at 997-4859.

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