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th Year No. 5 Wednesday, January 3 2008
140th Year No. 5 Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Three Companies

Eyeing Possible

Relocation Here
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Spurred by Economic Development
Director Julie Conley and the possible
promise of three new businesses locat-
ing here, commissioners on Jan. 17 set
a per-acre price
for land at the in-
dustrial park and
committed to ex-
tending the
service at the
The decision
came on the heels
of a report from
Conley that con-
Julie Conley tained what she
termed "exciting
developments". The exciting develop-
ments were letters of interest submit-
ted by three companies seriously
considering locating a part of their op-
erations here. The letters, according to
Conley, outlined the services or types
of products that the companies pro-
duced or distributed, the number of
people that they would employ, and the
kinds of buildings that they required,
among other information.
Conley said one of the businesses
was AdvancedApplicators, a herbicide
contract management company that
specializes in vegetation management,
GIS mapping and planning for electric
utility companies. She said the com-
pany, which is headquartered in
Shreveport, Louisiana, wag interested
in locating an office and operation cen-
ter in the industrial park to serve
Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
"The-land requirement is one to
See RELOCATION, Page 14A "

County Sei
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Responding to a prompt
from Congressman Allen
Boyd's office, county offi-
cials on Jan. 22 submitted a
request to the federal gov-
ernment for nearly $1 mil-
lion in funding for two local
County Coordinator Roy
Schleicher informed county
commissioners at their Jan.
17 meeting of the federal
funding opportunities that
were available, as related by
Boyd's office. He said the in-
structions from the con-
gressman's staff were that

Monticello News
Staff Writer
During the early morn-
ing hours, Saturday, Jan. 19,
Deputies Don Barfield and
Steve Pearson received a call
reporting that there was a
suicidal individual holed up
in the Super 8 Motel, at US-
19, and 1-10.
The Sheriff's Office re-
ported that the information
the deputies gat -ed on the
individual indicated that he

lan Marsh, 31, of Jefferson County, was one of four, awarded the United States
Air Force Combat Commendation Medal, Jan. 25, and one of ten to ever receive the
award since its creation in March, 2007.

Marsh Receives USAF

Combat Commendation Medal

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Ian Marsh, 31, of Jefferson County,
was one of four Friday afternoon, Jan.
25, awarded the United States Air
Force Combat Commendation Medal,
and one of ten to ever receive the
award since its creation in March,
Marsh, who is a Staff Sgt. with the
116th Security Forces Squadron,

served 13 years in the US Air Force,
and was presented with the medal at :
Hulbert Field, Special Forces Com-
mand, USAF, Friday morning.
His dad, Perry Marsh, said the
medal is given to airmen who conduct
themselves with bravery and valor
under stressful combat situations. He
said the incident, in which Ian was
named the medal recipient, was on
March 16,.2006, while on his third tour
See MARSH, Page 14A

eking Nearly S1M In Federal Funding

should be
limited to
three proj-
ects of $1
million or
less each.
icher pro-
posed, and
Roy Schleicher, the com-
County missioners
Coordinator approved,
two re-
quests totaling about $1 mil-
lion together.
The first request, for
$260,000, is to construct a
2,000 sq. foot office and stor-
age building for the Solid

Waste Department. The
building would be con-
structed at the site of the for-
mer Grants Office building,
which the county plans to
demolish soon. The Grants
Office building is located
near the intersection of US
19 South and the Waukeenah
Highway, near the recycling
Schleicher explained
that the Solid Waste Depart-
ment's present office is
cramped and that the depart-
ment is using part of the re-
cycling center for storage.
He said the space being
used for storage'in the recy- could be put to

better use for recycling pur-
poses. The commissioners
The second request, for
$690,000, is to extend the
road paving and sewer-and-
water lines at the industrial
park, which upgrades the
county has been trying to ac-
complish via state funding
for some time now. Schle-
icher said the federal fund-
ing, if awarded, would allow
for the cost of the engineer-
ing work and the actual con-
struction. County officials
believe that the infrastruc-
ture improvements will
make the park that much
more marketable.

was recently separated from
his wife and children, and
was distraught over the
The 52 year-old retired
career military law enforce-
ment officer had been living
in Okaloosa County and
deputies were advised that
he had extensive military
and law enforcement train-
ing. Deputies also learned
that the individual had pur-
chased a 9mm handgun be-
fore leaving Okaloosa

County, and there was rea-
son to believe he might at-
tempt "suicide by cop". The
conclusion was based on in-
formation obtained from
Okaloosa County.
The deputies put in a call
to Major Bill Bullock and re-
quested extra resources to
set up and hold a perimeter
around the room until a de-
termination could be made
about what action to take.
Two additional deputies
were immediately assigned

and available Florida High-
way Patrol Troopers in the
area were also brought on to
the scene to assist. Sheriff
David Hobbs, Bullock, and
the on-call Investigator, Sally
Cole, also responded.
On scene command was
transferred to Cole and
Hobbs set up an Incident
Command Center within the
motel complex.
The perimeter around
Page 14A

City Satisfies


Of Two State

Consent Orders
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Monticello has now satisfied the re-
quirements of two consent orders that
the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (FDEP) issued
against the city last year because of
spills and other sewage-related prob-
lems in 2004 and 2005.
Engineer Joe Miller, of George &
Associates Consultant Engineers, Inc.,
informed the City Council on Jan. 8
that the FDEP had accepted the project
that the city had proposed to satisfy the
requirements of the second consent
order. That solution called for the city
to purchase an $89,000 crane truck, in
lieu of paying the $64,000 fine.
Miller explained again that FDEP
rules required that projects proposed
in lieu of fines must be one-and-a-half-
times the value of the penalty. In the
case of the second consent order, the
cost of the project had to be $96,000, or
$7,000 more than the cost of the crane
truck, he said. Because the city had ex-
ceeded the required cost on the first
consent order, however, it could apply
the difference to the second consent
order, he explained. Satisfying the first
consent order entailed the city pur-
chasing generators for two of its pump
The city's justification for the pur-
chase of the crane truck was that it
would be used to pull submersible
pumps from the different lift stations
so that the pumps could be serviced,
thus hopefully averting future spills. It
was a similar justification to the one
used for the purchase of the two gener
See City Satisfies, Page 14A

County Man


In Hunting


Monticello News
Staff Writer
The fourth hunting accident in
Northwest Florida since the beginning
of the hunting season in October, in-
volved a Jefferson County man.
According to the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission, an employee of
Merrily Plantation in Jefferson County
received non-life threatening injuries
Jan. 17 when a guest accidentally shot
him on a quail covey rise.
Ronald William Harrell, 41, who
handles quail dogs for the plantation,
was hit with several number 8 pellets
when James Stynes, 58, a guest from
New York, attempted to shoot a quail
that flew toward Harrell.
Harrell was driven to Archbold
Hospital in Thomasville, GA, treated
for minor injuries and released.
FWC reports that of the four acci-
dents in the region since the beginning
of hunting season, there has been but
one fatality, which occurred in Bay
County over the weekend.

2 Sections, 36 Pages
Around Jefferson Sports 10A Wed 57/40
County 4-7A Spiritual 1/30
Bridal 8A Pathways Section B Windy with a few showers in the
Classifieds 11A Outdoors 11A morning then partly cloudy in the
Home Improvement 9A Viewpoints 2-3A afternoon.

Thu 67/56 /"
Showers possible. Highs in the up-
per 60s and lows in the mid 50s.

Fri 68/40
1A few thunderstorms possible.
A few thunderstorms possible.

I .4

Deputies Prevent Possible Suicide

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2A o Monticello News

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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

Reader Asserts Law Officers Present In Lloyd

Lloyd area on Highway 59 {Gamble
Road} and I can tell you, not only is
there a Sheriff's vehicle present, but 75
percent of the time there is a State,
Trooper, State D.O.T. or a FWC officer
in the area.
Just because you don't see the offi-
cers every time you peek out the window
when it's dark, raining, or step outside to
fill your bird feeder, don't think for one
minute that they are not there. Believe

JCM/HS Seeks Businesses As F(

Dear Editor/Business Partners:
The Jefferson County Middle/High
School (JCM/HS) is gearing up for anoth-
er successful Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) outcome. Yes,
all Tigers are fearlessly ready to move
further up the FCAT Ladder with ESP-
Every Supporter Participating. With only
63 to earn our "B", you and your business
are respectfully requested to be an inte-
gral part of the Join the Club 500 now.
Jefferson County Middle/High
School earned 437 points last school
year. This year, our goal is to earn 500
points and obtain a school grade of "B."
Briefly, here's how it works: Be one
of the first and sustaining 500+ support-
ers by rewarding a student with a $100
gift certificate and/or other tangible items
as incentives for our students to motivate

and encourage them to work hard as they
matriculate through school. Incentive
tokens will be aqarded along the way for
overall student.petfo riv r (academics,
athletics, extracurricular aqities, honor
roll recognitio communitmlvolvement,
mentoring/courPP&'' sessions,
advanced plac `neit/college preparatory
classes, and the ike. T
We won't le our.hildren down, will
we? We will develop the habit of consis-
tent performance for all of our Tigers.
Appropriate recognition will be given to
the businesses at a celebratory
banquet/awards ceremony (post FCAT,)
and with publication in the Monticello
News and Jefferson Journal, Jefferson
County Middle/High School News, and
Chamber of Commerce publication.
Thanks for your willingness to partic-

me, they are on the job.
I also own property in the Lloyd area
so I'm not just passing through; also I
buy my fuel and shop at the stores in the
area. As I pen this letter on a rainy,
gloomy Saturday morning at work I'm
thankful for Sheriff David Hobbs and
one of the finest Law Enforcement
offices in Florida.
Mack Barfield

;AT Supporters
ipate in this noteworthy endeavor for our
present and our future. Our most precious
resources are Jefferson County's children.
For more information, contact PTO
President Sandra Saunders at: san- or at 850-567-
0064 and/or School Advisory Council
Chair, Mrs. Donna Watson at 850-556-
Address all contributions to:
Jefferson County Middle/High
School/PTO Join Club 500
50 David Road,
Monticello, FL 32344
The FCAT Kickoff will be held Sat-
urday March 8. Your presence is request-
Educationally yours,
Juliette Fisher-Jackson

s 6

Did Yo

can bounce higher
than a rubber ball
of similar weight
and size,
but only for the
first 30 minutes
after they've been

Watermelons just in from the fields, in June, 1992, were parked on the Courthouse I
Circle and sold by, from left: Dixon Hughes III, Caleb Burnett, and Scott Brantley. I

Everything You Need '
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sports highlights, school or locate news, the newspaper
has got you covered. Call 850-997-3568 to have all of
this and more delivered to you bi-weekly.
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Dear Editor:
With the recent letter to the editor
about the presence of our Sheriff's
Department in the Lloyd area, I had to
speak up. I've been employed with a
Defense Plant in the Tri-County Area for
32+ years on a rotating shift, which puts
me on the county roads at all hours of
the day and night.
Since 1991 my route to work has
changed and I now pass through the

Build Wealth,

Not Debt
All over America people are proving that you don't
have to be rich to build wealth. Build Wealth, not Debt
is the motto of America Saves. America Saves is the six-
year old effort to encourage non-saving Americans to
This year, America Saves Week, February 24 March
2, 2008, would like to increase consumer awareness on
the need to save money, reduce debt and build wealth.
In February of 2007, Consumer Federation of
America (CFA) conducted a national survey and found
that less than 40 percent of adult Americans have emer-
gency savings funds. The importance of this, according
to CFA's Executive Director is the fact that "Those with
a fund are highly likely to be able to afford unexpected
expenses such as a car repair, an emergency dental visit
etc... and will be less dependent on high-cost credit, such
as payday loans or even credit cards to bail themselves
Savings experts agree that the most successful way
to save is automatic savings, that is regular deposits into
a savings account, mutual fund, retirement fund or even
regular mortgage payment that build home equity. As
well, the CFA survey found that more that half of emer-
gency savers save automatically through regular trans-
fer of funds from checking to emergency savings.
The survey found there was an absence of difference
among demographic groups in their use of the following
savings strategies. All demographic groups utilized the
diriment emergency savings strategies with roughly the
same frequency.
Strategies most emergency savers use to make emer-
gency savings deposits are ones that nearly all house-
holds can afford:
Deposit loose change
Automatically transfer modest (average was under
$65.00) funds for checking to savings.
Utilize direct payroll deposits
Deposit a portion of tax refunds
Pay down expensive debt and then deposit the
equivalent of monthly debt payments to emergency sav-
The key is to JUST DO IT small amounts of loose
change can add up to a significant accumulation of
wealth. Visit the America Saves website @ for a wealth of informa-
tion on saving and debt reduction.
Perhaps this would also be a good time to think of
using tax form 8888 Direct Deposit Qf Refund to More
Than One Account. This form is attached to your regu-
lar 1040 federal income tax form. The general purpose of
this form is to use your tax refund to deposit into.two or
three of your accounts at a bank or other financial insti-
tution (such as a mutual fund, brokerage firm, or credit
union, IRA, Health Savings account etc...). If you file
Form 8888 you cannot choose to get any part of your
refund as a check. Also, you cannot request a deposit of
your refund to an account that is not in your name.
Rules for using this form can be printed off of the
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service
site @
And don't forget to utilize all tax savings options.
available to your individual circumstances. The IRS
states that hundreds of millions of dollars in tax savings
are annually not taken advantage of.


An 8 month old Black Lab
with scratches on his face was lost
behind the Monticello I-10 McDonald's.
A Reward of $200.00
has been offered for the return of the
puppy. Please contact Hunter Wainright
with any information pertaining to the
whereabouts of the puppy.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Monticello News 3A


Lakista Lashay Young, FTA No Valid Driver
18, of 1385 E. Clark Ave., License. Bond was set at
was arreste4d Jan. 22 and $2,500 and she bonded out
charged with Violation of the same day.
Injunction. Bond was set James Seabrooks, 54,
at $500 and she bonded out of 575 N. Hagan St., was
the same day. arrested Jan. 23 and
Shenika Latrell Smith, charged with Trespass On
32, of 442 Casa Bianca Rd., Property and Grand Theft.
was arrested Jan. 22 and Bond was set at $3,000 and
charged with Failure To he remained in residence
Appear (FTA) DUI and at the County Jail,

eputy Arrests Plant Thief

Monticello News
Staff Writer
According to Sheriffs reports, a routine patrol
Wednesday, Jan. 23, resulted in a Deputy catching a thief
who was selling plants stolen from a local nursery.
The County Sheriffs Office reported that during the
early morning hours, Deputy Chris Eades spotted a
pickup truck with the hood up, parked alongside the
edge of US-90, west of Monticello, while on routine
Eades stopped to investi-
gate and found a man, iden-
tified as James "Pappa"
Seabrooks, 54, of 575 N.
Hagan St., standing in front
of the truck.
When Eades approached
him, Seabrooks reportedly
told him that the vehicle
had run hot and another
man traveling with him
had gone to a pond located
at a, nursery nearby to get
some water for the' radia-
tor. '
Eades looked around and
saw fresh potting soil in the
bed of the truck. He then
walked onto the nursery
property to find the other
man, but could not locate
Eades did discover two
James "Pappa" Seabrooks sets of fresh. footprints on
the ground. The sets were
different, indicating that
two people had come on to.the nursery property. He
returned to the truck and examined Seabrooks' shoes.
He found that one set of the shoeprints matched
He investigated further and found that Seabrooks
and the other man had removed nursery plants earlier
in the evening and then sold them. They had returned to
the nursery for another load and that is when Eades
found them.
Eades tracked down the plants that Seabrooks had
previously sold and recovered them.
Seabrooks was transported to the County Jail and
booked for the theft of the plants. He was placed under a
$3,000 bond and he remained at the County Jail as of
Monday, Jan. 28.
The second man has been identified and warrants
are forthcoming for his arrest.

Monday, Jan. 28. Marvin Willis Clark,
Jesus Jimenez, 38, of 39, of 2109 Waukeenah
840 N. Jefferson St. was Highway, was arrested
arrested Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 and charged with
charged with No Valid DUI With Breath Alcohol
Driver License. Bond was At .02 Or Higher. Bond
set at $100 and he bonded was set at $500 and he
out the same day. bonded out the same day.

Man Charged With Battery On Officer
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Monticello man was arrested by Sheriffs deputies
over the weekend and charged with Trespassing in an
Occupied Structure and Battery On Law Enforcement
The Sheriffs Office reports that at 7:40 p.m., Deputy
Toby Ward responded to 2820 West Capps Highway (US-
27), residence of Emma-Jean Walker, in reference to a
suspicious black male prowling around the residence
and attempting to gain entry into the home.
As Ward arrived in the area he began to look for the
suspect, with assistance from the Monticello Police
Department. MPD Captain Roger Murphy and Officer
Jessica Schwartz responded.
'Ward was unable to locate the suspect at the resi-
dence and then dispatch informed him that the man was
observed walking east on Capps Highway in the area of
Walker's Store.
When he arrived at Walker's Store, customers began
to point behind the store, but Ward could not locate him.
Ward was given the description of the suspect, being a
medium build black male, with blue jeans, blue sweater,
and a skull cap, which he passed on to Murphy and
Schwartz. Both began to search the area.
It was also discovered that a black male fitting the
description, had entered the residence of Michelle
Chicoine, located at 2421 W. Capps Highway, and
demanded cigarettes. Ward continued to look for the
suspect along the highway-and was advised by Murphy
that he had the suspect with him.
Ward responded to Murphy's location and had the
man accompany him to Chicoine's residence, where he
was identified as the man who had entered the home.
Ward read him his Miranda warning and asked him why
he had entered the home, to which he reportedly
responded, "Because I can."
The suspect was identified as Benjamin Franklin
Bright, 51, of Monticello, and he appeared to be intoxi-
Bright was transported the County Jail and given
the opportunity for a shower and
change into a clean inmate uniform.
Once at the shower room Bright
became angry and attempted to force
his way out of the shower room, and
in doing so, he ran at Cpl. Beatrice
Livingston and was pushing her
Ward deployed his Tazar, stun-
ning Bright, who was by then, no
longer combative and became coop-
erative for booking.
He was charged with Trespassing
Benjamin In An Occupied Structure and
Franklin Bright Battery Of Law Enforcement
Officer. Bond was withheld and
Bright still resided in the County Jail Tuesday morning,
Jan. 29.

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Don't Let Market Plunge Derail
Your Investment Strategy
Provided by Robert J. Davison
If you're an investor, you've probably had happier
times. Even though the stock market has slumped recently,
the drop on Tuesday, Jan. 22, still shook up a lot of peo-
ple. At this point, you probably have at least two big ques-
tions: What's causing this market decline? And how
should you respond?
Let's start with the first question. What forces have
led to this market skid? Here are the chief culprits:
*Looming recession Leading economic indicators
suggest a significant slowdown in growth. For ex
ample, the unemployment rate has risen to 5 per
cent, up from 4.4 percent last March. Since 1949,
we haven't seen such a big rise in unemployment
without a recession.
*Subprime loan crisis As you know, the subprime
loan crisis has been in the news for months. First,
the problems with subprime loans hit the real estate
industry and the financial services industry. But
now, the subprime crisis may have spread to the
extent that consumers are being forced to pull
back from spending.
*Decline in international stocks Because the U.S.
is a huge part of the global economy, international
markets are not immune from what happens here.
Many of these markets are down between 20 and 30
percent over the past several months.
So, in a nutshell, these factors have helped lead to the
stock market decline. Are we officially in a "bear" market?
Not quite. Before the drop on Jan. 22, the U.S. markets
had fallen 15 percent; a 20 percent drop is the standard
definition of a bear market.
In any case, though, help may be on the way. The Fed-
eral Reserve cut short-term interest rates by three-fourths
of a point the Fed's biggest rate cut since October 1984.
By making it cheaper for businesses and consumers to bor-
row, the Fed hopes to jump-start the economy. Further-
more, the President and Congress are working to pass a
stimulus package. And, in the broader picture, inflation
and interest rates are still relatively low, which is typically
positive news for the financial markets.
But perhaps most importantly, many stocks have al-
ready fallen 25 or 30 percent which means they may now
be good values. In fact, recessions and their accompanying
market declines can be great, opportunities for you, as a
long-term investor, because you now have an opportunity
to buy good investment at a lower price.
Consider this quote from Warren Buffet, perhaps the
world's most famous investor: "Most people get interested
in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested
is when no one"else is. You can't buy what' is popular and
do well. The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock
is because it's going up."
So, if you have room in your portfolio to add appro-
pria.te investments, look for those opportunities now. If
you are already fully invested, with a diversified mix of
quality investments, have the courage to be patient and
stay. the course. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification
does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.)
If you've created a long-term strategy one that is suit-
able for your needs, goals, risk tolerance and time horizon
- stick with it: Bad times don't last but smart investors

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
Financial Advisor
205 E. Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Bus. 850-997-2572 Fax 866-462-9184
Cell 850-933-3329
Making Sense of Investing

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4A Monticello News Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Cartoonist Taylor Speaks To Rotarians

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Staff Writer
Monticello Rotary
member Don Taylor was
the program speaker for
the Friday, Jan. 18 Rotary
Club meeting. He delighted
the group with tales of his
college and military years,
and how he passed through
the years with his antics
and comics. Taylor quipped
that he studied girls during
his college years, as well as
Agronomy, the study of
crops, at the University of
With a marker board at
hand to do some of his
comic drawings, he invited
the Rotarians to call qut a
letter of the alphabet, and
he would draw something
special. He joked and spoke
in riddles as he presented
his program.

Monticello News Photo by Debbie Snapp, Jan. 18, 2008 Monticello News Photo by Debbie Snapp, Jan. 18, 2008
Rotarian Don Taylor, on left, presents a program on his During the Jan. 18 meeting of the Monticello Rotary
doodling and drawing talents. He draws a caricature of Ro- member Don Taylor presented a comical program on his
tarian James Muchovej, on right, in this photo taken at the life and how he fills his time now-a&days, drawing cartoons
Jan. 18 meeting, and caricatures everywhere he goes.

He drew caricatures of
Rotary members in atten-
dance, as well as those not
in attendance. He drew a
caricature of Ron Cichon
with the letter "X" kissing
'the ladies, as he was one
member not in attendance!
Taylor draws and doo-
dles on just about anything,
and leaves his creative art-
work all over town. He
claims his cartoons have
amused, and agitated many
a person now and through-
out his life. He is very well
known to many here in
Monticello and Jefferson
County for the things he
leaves behind!
Taylor. retired from
government work after 33
years, but he continues to
stay busy with his draw-

Coordinators Thank Christmas Drive-Donors

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Coordinators for the annual County Christmas Drive,
extend their thanks and appreciation to all donors for
making the event a huge success, for the more unfortu-
nate in the community
"This year, the Christmas Drive began without any
residual money, and a few leftover toys," said Co-Coordi-
nator Lucille Hunter. "Thanks to the citizens who do-
nated toys, sending checks and cash, and the many who
donated to the Boot Drives around the Courthouse Circle,
we were able to help 181 children and 68 families have a
:'Meriry Christmas., Help was also-received by eight indi-
viduals with Wal-Mart and/or Winn Dixie gift certifi-
'cates. We also want to extend a special thanks to all who
adopted the 17 families," she said.
Hunter relates that every year the need for assistance
becomes greater. "With everyone's assistance, and the
blessing of the Lord, we seem to meet the need of many
children and families every
year," she said. She notes
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Monticello News Photo by Debbie Snapp, Jan. 16, 2008
Kiwanis President Rob Mazur, left, and Meeting Pro-
gram Chairperson Brenda Sorensen, middle, welcome
guest speaker Linda Benedict to the Jan. 16 meeting. She
spoke to the membership about Dolly Parton's Imagina-
tion Library, and it's effects on children ages' birth to
kindergarten, and their families.
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Linda Benedict spoke to the Monticello Kiwanis
members on Wednesday, Jan. 16 about the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of the Big Bend Region in conjunction
with the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
She brought with her a variety of books made avail-
able to children registered in the program, as well as a
generous supply of books from children's library
Through the children's library, books are received
monthly for children ages' birth through kindergarten.
They begin with "The Little Engine That Could" to "Get
Ready Kindergarten, Here I Come."
To register a child, contact the Coalition at 385-0551.
The Library helps parents in communities prepare
children for success in school, too many young children
are not prepared for Kindergarten. Studies show that
through this program, literacy for the entire family im-
90 percent pf brain development happens before the
age of five. This may sound too simple too be true, but
by reading regularly with children during their pre-
school years, they are being given the biggest boost to-
ward a successful education.


Michael and Judith Carney, Edith and Paul Adams, Deb-
orah Tudor, Kiwanis, Marceline and David Hamilton,
James and Virginia Visconti.
H. W. and Ruth Gioielli, Donald and Lee Condon, Art
and Linda Kerr, George and Margie Cole, Florida Auto
Tag Agency, Robert Crew and Anne Wideman, G. W and
Carolirie Handley, Janis Courdson, Jack and Santa
Hokanson, Geoffrey and Patricia Monge, W. B. Dunn Co.,'
Carl and Mary Hanks.
Susan Hayes, Josue Velez Altrusa, Lee Anderson, Ed
Vollertsen, Pam Kelly, Mimi VanScoter, First United
Methodist Church, Jefferson County Retired Educators,
Assn., Jan Simmons, Tommy Surles, Catherine Simmons,
and Cumi Allen.
Jennifer Brown, Sally Walton, Morris Petroleum, Au-
cilla Christian Academy, Farmers and Merchants'Bank,
Ron Cichon, Ruth Dibase, Gladys Nealy, Larry Halsey,
Dorothy Crumity, Lil Odom, Brenda Cooks, Jackie, Guy-
ton, Fred Salancy, and Nellie Akins.
Ms. Anderson, Merry Ann Frisby, Dana Moxley, Judy
Wallace, Elise Principatio, Betty Barfield, Mary Alice
Parker, Cindy Lee, Vaughn Reichmari, Mrs. Nelson, Tonya
Roberts, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, who
supplied 20 bicycles for the event.
"We also wish to say thank you to anyone whose
names we may have left out," said Hunter. "We thank all
of you. We also wish to say a special thank you to Carol
Ellerbe for the use of her facility to store donations, and
to wrap and sort the gifts.
"God has always blessed us and we hope He will con-
tinue to bless us in helping the less fortunate," said
Hunter. "We hope everyone had a very blessed Christmas
and are having a great New Year."
County Christmas Drive Co-coordinators extending
the thanks include Hunter, Gladys Roann, and Larry
Bates, Sr.

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January 30
The Gourmet Luncheon
Club organizational meet-
ing is scheduled for 11 a.m.
on Wednesday at Golden
Acres Ranch. Cooking skills
are not required. Call Bob-
bie at 997-6599 for directions
and for more information.
February 1
Monticello Rotary Club
Meets every Friday at noon
Sat the Monticello/Jefferson
* Chamber of Commerce on
SWest Washington Street for
- lunch and a meeting. Con-
;tact President Judson Free-
man at 997-0370 for club
, information.
February 1
Ashville Area Volunteer
SFire Department meets 6:30
; p.m. on the first Friday of
, each month, at the fire sta-
-tion. Contact Fire. Chief
John Staffieri at 997-6807 for
-more details.
February 2
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
February 3
S VFW Post 251 meets 5
p.m. on the first Sunday of
each month at the Memorial
Missionary Baptist Church
on South Railroad Street, in
the annex building, for a
business and planning
meeting. Contact Sr. Vice
Commander Byron Barn-
hart at 251-0386 for more in-

February 4
VFW Post 251 Ladies
Auxiliary meets 6:30 p.m. on
the first Monday of each
month at the Memorial Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
Teen Center on South Rail-
road Street. This planning
meeting will focus on work-
ing together with the com-
rades on the community
awards banquet to be held
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
Contact President Mary
Madison at 997-4504 or 210-
7090 for membership appli-
cations or for more
February 4
AA Women's Meeting is
held 6:45 p.m. on Mondays;
AA and Al-Anon meetings
are held at 8 p.m. Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
February 4
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
February 5
Monticello Woman's
Club meets on the first Tues-
day 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 information.
February 5
AA classes are held

Billy Lasseter

Billy Lasseter, Age 57, passed away Sunday, January
27, 2008 in Tallahassee, Florida.
A private family service will be held at a later date,
,for date and time please call 997-4793 or 997-2600. Beggs
Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mr. Lasseter was a native of Cairo, Georgia and had
Lived in Jefferson County since 1959. He was formally a
member of Jehovah's Witness and was self-employed as
a lawn mover repairman.
He is survived by his father and mother David Lee and
Bernice Lasseter of Lloyd, Florida; two brothers Paul
S(wife Martha) Lasseter of Lloyd, Wayne Lasseter of Talla-
hassee; four nephews; two nieces; one great niece and
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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
245 S. Mulberry Street
Monticello, Florida 32344
by Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

every Tuesday evening at 8
p.m. for those seeking help.
Located at 1599 Springhol-
low Road in the Harvest
Center. Contact Marvin Gra-
ham at 212-7669 for more in-
February 6
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.
February 7
Prayer Breakfast is held
7 -8 a.m. on the first Thurs-
day of each month for
breakfast and a meeting.
For more information con-
tact coordinator L. Gary
Wright at lgwright39@em-
February 7
Girl Scout leaders and
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m. on
the first Thursday of every
month, at the Eagle's Nest
on South Water Street, for a
general meeting. Contact
Diane Potter for more infor-
mation at 386-2131.
February 7
AA meetings held 8 p.m.
on Thursdays at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
February 8
Bob Milne, the coun-
tries top Ragtime and Boo-
gie-Woogie Pianist to
perform at the Monticello
Opera House Friday at 8
p.m. Seating is limited. For
ticket information contact
Jan Rickey at 997-4242.
February 9
Red Hats meet at noon
on the second Saturday of
each month for lunch and a
meeting. This month the
ladies will meet at Caf6 Mar-
malade. Contact Rowena
Daniel at 997-1955 for more
February 9
American Legion Post
49 and Ladies Auxiliary will
meet 9 a.m. Saturday for cof-
fee and sweet cakes and a
business meeting in lieu of
the Tuesday, Feb.12 meeting.
There will be a game of
horseshoes after the meet-
ing, at the Legion Post Hall
on South Water Street. Con-
tact President Ron Slik at
997-8103 for more informa-
February 11
Masonic Lodge #5 meets
7:30 p.m. on the second and
fourth Monday at the Hiram
Masonic Lodge, 235 Olive
Street in Monticello. Con-
tact Roy Faglie at 933-2938
for more information.
February 12
County Chamber of Com-
merce meets at noon on the
second Tuesday of each
month for lunch and a meet-
ing. Contact Director Mary
Frances Gramling at 997-
5552. This month's meeting
will be held at Brynwood
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Not Too Late
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Community
Health Nursing Director, RN Donna,
Melgard, reminds residents that it is
not too late to obtain flu shots, which
are still available at the Health De-
She said that October and Novem-
ber are the best times to get vacci-
nated, but flu shots can still be

For Flu Shots

obtained at a later date. "Flu season
can begin as early as October but can
last as late as May," said Melgard.
Flu symptoms usually come on
quickly and consist of fever, body.
aches, dry cough, and extreme tired-
Flu shots cost $20 and appoint-
ments can be made at 342-0170, Mon-
day through Friday, 8 a.m. until 1:30
p.m., and 1 p.m. until 4 pm. Walk-ins-
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Chief Outlines His

Goals For City Police

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Newly elected Police
Chief Fred Mosley outlines
improvements planned for the
City Police Department.
MPD received radio
equipment donated by the
Franklin County Sheriff's De-
partment which serves to up-
grade the current VHF (Very
High Frequency) to UHF
(Ultra High Frequency) radio
equipment so officers could
communicate at a higher level
with deputies, county and city
dispatch, as well with each
other. "I really appreciate the
officers and staff at MPD who
have worked so hard to imple-
ment the new structure at
MPD and they have been very
helpful in the transition. I
want to praise all my staff,
men and women who are ded-
icated to the department and
the community," said Mosley
"These changes will assist us
in being more directed to the
needs of our citizens."
Changes include a new
ranking system and official
chain of command within the
Mosley also promoted
personnel to meet the new
ranking system. The MPD
Chain of Command includes,
Mosley as chief, Roger Mur-
phy who has been promoted to
Captain, Mack Norton, who
was promoted to Lt., and Rick
Colson from Investigator/Cpl.
to Sgt.
The main objective of the
department is to attend to the
needs of citizens in a very
timely manner, and to have a
higher visibility within the
"We plan to implement
that officers increase patrols
in our neighborhoods and en-
courage officers to visit and
talk with residents on a more
frequent basis.
Mosley said installation
of the .new equipment has
begun and a MPD officer, who
is also a radio technician, is
doing the installation. "This
will cut the cost of installation

Fred Mosley
and save MPD some money,"
said Mosley
He stresses that MPD is a
very diversified Equal Oppor-
tunity Employer (EOE) and
since taking over the office of
chief, he has hired an African
America, Alcotta Biford, and a
female officer, Jessica
Schwartz, and is in the
process of hiring another offi-
"MPD will not be a one
man show, it will be a team ef-
fort," said Mosley "I can only
be as effective as a chief, as my
officers are effective at being
good officers."
Goals that Mosley has for
the future includes getting
more training for the commu-
nications officers (dispatch-

"The dispatchers are the
first line of defense in any law
enforcement agency," said
"I also want to work with
all associations conducting
any city events and we want to
give the best service there is to
offer for those events. I'm
committed to serving the citi-
zens of Monticello and look
forward to serving them to the
utmost of my ability for the
service they deserve and re-
Mosley said he looks for-
ward to the Police Department
working side by side with the
Sheriff's Department and he
looks forward to working with
Sheriff David Hobbs. "I want
to county to know that MPD is
willing and ready for improve-
ment and working along side
the Sheriff's Office," he added.
He concluded by wishing
to thank the three men who
helped and inspired him to
move up through the ranks-at
MPD. Those men are his first
law enforcement employer, for-
mer Sheriff Ken Fortune, for-
mer Chief of Police Nelson
Blount, and past Police Chief
David Frisby "My sincerest
thanks to all of them."




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Monticello News
.Staff Writer
The Florida Highway
Patrol Troop will be
conducting driver li-
cense/vehicle safety
checkpoints in Jefferson
County beginningFeb 1.
The checkpoints will
beheld during daylight
hours on US90, SR-59, CR-
257 (Salt Rd.), ad CR-259
(Waukeenah Highway).
The checkpoints will
be held throughout the
months of February and
March, starting on Feb. 1
and concluding Mach 31.

Why Do We Have

Leap Year?
Why do we have a leap year, and why is it in Febru-
The earth revolves around the sun every 365.24 days,
not an even 365 days. That produces an extra day every
four years. This extra day is added to February every
four years, and that
year is called leap
February was
originally the last
month on the Roman 1
calendar and a logi- 6 1
cal place to add the 5 16 V1
extra day. However, 1\ j
when Julius Caesar
changed the first
month to January,
February became the 2
second month, and
carried with it the
extra day, every four

Altrusa Members Meet

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Altrusa International
of Monticello members
met at the Chamber of
Commerce for their Dec.
13 luncheon and business
meeting. President Diane
Freeman called the meet-
ing to order.
After committee
chairmen gave their re-
ports, plans were com-
pleted for the Christmas
party at The Mays House,
and Secret Sisters were
Members in atten-
dance were Gale Albrit-
ton, Linda Alexander,
Nan Baughman, Genie
Dunn, Diane Freeman,
Mary Frances Gramling,
Linda Ham'edani, Linda
Henry, Betty Messer, Lisa
Reasoner, Jan Rickey,
Joyce Sealey, Sharon
Shuler, Diane Simpson,
Brenda Sorensen, Mary
Ann Van Kleunen, Mary
Whatley, Ruby Whitson,
Frances Yeager, and
prospective member Tar-

rie McGinnis.
Meeting hostesses

were Linda Alexander
and Gail Albritton.

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Black Infant Mortality

Summit Set Feb. 2

Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, January 24, 2008
Country Dinner Chairperson Ethel Strickland (right) serves homemade desserts to at-
tending guests Mary and Carl Hanks, during the Monticello Woman's Club fundraising
event. Pictured in background are (left to right): Pam Kelly and Teresa Kessler.

Woman's Club Hosts

Successful Country Dinner

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello
Woman's Club hosted a

Country Dinner, Thurs-
day, Jan. 24, serving 84
homemade meals at the
clubhouse on Pearl Street.
Members began serv-

Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, January 24, 2008
Teresa Kessler (right) offers a choice of cakes to Chris
Carney during the Country Dinner, hosted by the Monti-
cello Woman's Club, on Thursday evening, Jan. 24.

ing the meals of ham,
chicken and rice, with all
the favorite country sides,
and a selection of home-
made cakes and fudges at
5 p.m. and cleaning up
and clearing out by 8 p.m.
"We had a very suc-
cessful dinner," says
Chairperson Ethel Strick-
land about the event. "And
thank you very much to
the community for its
generous support and par-
The membership
pulled together to make
sure that there was plenty
of food items for the meal,
bringing the food in early
and staying until the very
Donations raised by
this event are used for
scholarships for local
high school seniors, and
'for the upkeep of the club-

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Black Infant Mortal-
ity Summit, for county,
and area residents, will be
held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Satur-
day, Feb. 2, at Florida
A&M University, in the
Pharmacy and Pharma-
ceutical Sciences building.
"A Healthy Baby Be-
gins With You Campaign"
is coordinated by the Na-
tional Office of Minority
Health, a Division of the
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
There will be semi-
nars, forums and health
testing, beneficial to all
mothers, pregnant women
and their babies, and
women who may become
pregnant later. Men are
welcome to attend as well.
This event is free, but
registration is requested.
Also free are breakfast,
lunch, transportation from
Jefferson and several sur-
rounding counties.
There will be free
health screenings to in-
clude blood pressure,
Sickle Cell, HIV, and possi-
ble pregnancy testing.
Also, Healthy Parenthood
Chats about pregnancy be-
fore, during, and after
childbirth, and how to do
everything possible to
have a healthy baby.
National health profes-
sionals will be available as
well as health profession-
als from Jefferson, Leon,

Gadsden, Wakulla, and
Madison Counties.
children's author, Tonya
Lewis Lee, wife of film-
maker Spike Lee, will
read portions of her book
to children and parents. A
designated children's
area, with fun activities
for children, will also be a
part of this event.
LaJoyce Brookshire,
author of the true-life
HIV/AIDS story: "Faith
Under Fire: Betrayed By
A Thing Called Love,"

will also make an appear-
Big Bend Transit
buses have been secured to
pick up those interested in
attending this health fair.
Participants will be picked
up at local County Health
Departments. Residents
for Jefferson County may
contact Cumi Allen at 342-
0170 ext. 2101, Jefferson
County Health Depart-
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email Cumi Allen-
@doh.state fl. us for more
meeting information.

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Senior Staff Writer
Emergency Management Director
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tirees to a potential error on their
Military Retirement Account State-
ments. Ellerbe is urging retirees to
check the back of their statements to en-
sure that the information found there is
accurate, particularly with reference to
their beneficiaries.
Ellerbe shared with the News an
email that she received re-
cently from a military re-
tiree who discovered that
the person designated as his
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didn't even know.
"Based upon the fact
that the VA recently had mil-.
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mation compromised, it is

interesting that somehow my benefici-
ary had changed," the military retiree
wrote. "If you look at the broader pic-
ture of what this means, it is that many
veterans probably wouldn't catch on to
this and that as we lose more of our fel-
low servicemen and women each day,
this would leave their dependents with-
out the benefit that they deserve".
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be that hard. If you are
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Shantavia Anderson

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Lady Tigers lost to
Madison County, 60-39
Tuesday night, Jan. 22, to
stand 2-10 on the season.
Jefferson shot at 24.2
percent from the field, 57.1
percent from the three-
point zone, and 35.7 per-
cent from the free throw
line, had 26 turnovers, and
22 fouls.
Lady Tigers were
downed in the first quar-
ter, 16-7 and slammed in
the second, 21-5 to stand at
a 37-12 deficit going into

Keneshia Coates

the third. Jefferson took
the third quarter, 11-7, and
were dunked in the fourth,
Brianna Miller led the
Lady Tigers scoreboard
stroking five of 16 from
the field, and two of three
from the free-throw line
for 12 points, had three of-
fensive and three defen-
sive rebounds, one assist,
three blocks, three steals,
two fouls, and seven
Shanice Brooks buck-
eted two of four from the
field, two of two from the
three-point zone, and one

of one from the free-throw
line for seven points, had,
two offensive and three de-
fensive rebounds, two
steals, four fouls, and four
Alicia Smith dropped
in three of nine from the
field, one of two from the
three-point zone, and two
of seven from the free-
throw line for seven
points, had one offensive
and one defensive re-
bound, three fouls, and
two turnovers.
Keneshia Coates hit

Majetta Jefferson

two of 14 from the field,
one of one from the
three-point zone, and one
of 13 from the free-throw
line for six points, two of-
fensive and two defensive
rebounds, three steals,
three fouls, and three
Majetta Jefferson net-
ted two of nine from the
field for two points, had
four offensive and four de-
fensive rebounds, two
steals, two fouls, and one
Sameria Martin hit
one of four from the field
for two points, had, two of-

Sameria Martin

fensive and two defensive
rebounds, four steals, two
fouls, and four turnovers.
Shantavia Anderson
bucketed one of three
from the free-throw line
for one point, had two of-
fensive and one defensive
rebound, one steal, three
fouls, and three turnovers.
Jazmaun Hall had one
offensive rebound, and
three fouls; and Latoya
Henry had two turnovers.
The Lady Tigers re-
turn to the court in the
District Tournament to be.
held at Maclay, Feb. 1-2,
times to be announced.

Aucilla Christian JV Lady Warriors Fall To Wakulla 33-31

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The JV Lady Warriors
fell to Wakulla, 33-31, Jan.
22, to stand 12-2 on the sea-

The Lady Warriors
outscored Wakulla in the
first two quarters, 8-3 in
the first, and 13-6 in the
second for a strong 21-9

lead going into the third.
Though Aucilla fell in
the third, 9-4, they main-
tained a 25-18 lead going
into the fourth, when
Wakulla sparked to life

JV Warriors Fall To Munroe 30-27

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The junior varsity

Warriors fell to Munroe,
30-27, Friday, Jan. 18, to
now stand 0-14 on the sea-
The Warriors shot at
29 percent from the field,
14 percent from the three
point zone, 40 percent at
the free-throw line, and
had nine turnovers.
Leading the score for
the Warriors was Trent
Roberts, who bucketed
three of seven from the
field, and two of three
from the free-throw line
for eight points, had three
offensive and three-defen-
sive rebounds, four
block/steals, and one
Kent Jones stroked
two of five, from the field,
and one of one from the
three-point zone for seven
points, had seven offen-
sive rebounds, three
blockjsteals, and one

Brandon Dunbar
dropped in two of five
from the field for four
points, had three offensive
and one defensive re-
bound, four block/steals,
and one turnover.
Wilson Lewis hit two
of five from the field for
four points, had six as-
sists, three block/steals,
and one turnover.
Joe Mizell had two as-
sists, one block/steals,
and three turnovers; Mar-
cus Roberts had two as-
sists, one offensive
rebound, five block/steals,
and two turnovers; and
Matthew Harrington had
four offensive and.three
defensive rebounds for a
total of seven.
Aucilla mans the hard-
wood against Brookwood,
5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan.
31, there.


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Heart & Vascular Center

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and outscored ACA 15-6, to
snake the win.
Leading the score-
board for the Lady War-
riors was Tiffany
Brasington with nine
points, and five rebounds.
Taryn Copeland shot
at 60 percent from the field
to bag seven points; Chelt-
sie Kinsley racked up six
points, bucketing three of
three from the field; and
Dana Jane Watt scored

three points. Coach Mac
Finlayson said the both
Kinsley and Watt played
extremely well, displaying
much intensity.
Kaitlin Jackson scored
three points; Abigail Vas-
quez bucketed for two
points; Sarah Sorensen
raked up one point and
snagged eight rebounds i,
off the boards; and Nikk
Hamrick had three as- ,

Jefferson County

Lady Tigers

End Season 3-11
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Lady Tigers split the final two games of the
season, to stand 3-11 on the season.
Jefferson fell to Taylor County, 55-46, Thursday,
Jan. 24.
Jefferson was outscored in the first, 16-13, and
came back to take the second, 8-5, to finish the half at
a 21-21 tie. The.Lady Tiger were edged 14-13 in the
third and defeated, 24-12 in the fourth.
Leading scorer for the Lady Tigers was Alicia
Smith with 13 points, two assists, and two steals; Bri-
anna Miller scored nine points,'snagged 14 rebounds,
one assist, two blocked shots, and four steals; Ke-
neshia Coates sank seven points, had two rebounds,
two assists, and three steals; Jazmaun Hall scored six
points, and had three steals. Sameria Martin, four
points, two rebounds, one assists, and one steal; Shan-
ice Brooks, four points,
four rebounds, one assist,
and one steal; Majetta Jef-
:., : : : ferson, three points, three
rebounds, two block-ed
shots, three steals; and
Shantavia Anderson had
two rebounds,
The Lady Tigers came
back to down Hamilton
County, 56-47, Saturday,
Jan. 26.
Jefferson took the first
quarter, 16-13, was downed
in the second, 11-9, tied in
the third, 11-11, and took
the fourth, 20-14 for the
Heading the Lady Tiger
charge was Smith with a
whopping 26 points, and
one rebound; Coates buck-
eted for 12 points, two re-
bounds, one blocked shot
and three steals; Brooks
had eight points, and five
rebounds; Miller, five
points, ten rebounds, four
blocked shots, and four
steals; Martin had three
ions Required points, four rebounds, and
one steal; and Hall scored
0) 431-5875 two points, had five re-
bounds, and three blocked

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Monticello News 11A

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are: Erin
(far right)
with his
first deer.
left to right
is his
Adam, and
his parents
Robin and
Kurt Hindle
of Craw-

FWC Sponsors

Youth Hunt Here

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sponsored
the county's first Youth Hunt at Pickney Hill and Punkinhead Plantations, Mon-
ticello Florida, Jan. 4, 5, and 6.
Don Joiner of Punkinhead Plantation hosted the eVent. Youth also hunted
on Pickney Hill Plantation and the Turney Anderson property nearby.
Ten youth and their parents drove to the property on Fri-
day afternoon to begin the activities. Some came as far as
West Palm Beach, others as close as Tallahassee. The
youth hunted Saturday morning, Saturday evening and
Sunday morning.
All the children and parents observed deer, with two
of the hunters successfully harvesting a deer. Other O
wildlife was seen and reported by the participants, which
included wild turkeys, fox, squirrels, hawks and various
songbirds. After a deer is harvested the skinning class H
takes place where children learn to process their own
game, as well as learn biological data such as how to tell
the age and health of a deer.
Hunters who harvested included Erin Hindle of Craw- l a
fordville FL, who came with his parents Robin and Kurt
Hindle and his younger brother Adam. On the first morn-
ing Erin harvested a 120 lb. doe, his first deer ever.
This young hunter was able to create memories of a
lifetime and his family was there to share it with him, W aa
.thanks to the gracious landowners and the Youth Hunting
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Tallahassee, who was able to get a 120 lb doe on Saturday
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The Annual Report of Healthyways, Inc. for the year ending, December
31, 2007 is available at its principle office, 555 N. Jefferson St,, Monti-
cello, FL 32345 for inspection during regular business hours with 180
from today's date.

Notice of hereby given that pursuant to an Amended Writ of Execution is-
sued in the County Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, on the 3rd day
of January, 2008, in the cause RINKER MATERIALS CORPORATION
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 afore-
said 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

CASE NO. 2007-CA-269



YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure on the following
property in Jefferson County, Florida:
Commence at an old iron pipe marking the Southeast cor-
ner of Section 18, Township 1 North, Range 4 East, Jeffer-
son County, Florida, and run thence North 00 degrees 39
minutes 49 seconds West along the East boundary of Said
Section 18 a distance of 1282.81 feet to a concrete monu-
ment on the Southerly boundary of the 120.00 foot right-
of-way of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, thence
South 76 degrees 38 minutes 00 seconds West aloing said:
Southerly right-of-way boundary 173350 feet to a con-
crete monument for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From
said POINT OF BEGINNING continue thence south 76
degrees 38 minutes 00 seconds West along said Southerly
right-of-way boundary 207.43 feet to a concrete monu-
ment, thence leaving said Southerly right-of-way bound-
ary run South 13 degrees 22 minutes 00 seconds East
630.11 feet to a concrete monument on the Northerly
right-of-way boundary of a proposed 60. 00 foot roadway,
thence North 76 degrees 38 minutes 00 seconds East along
said Northerly right-of-way boundary 207.43 feet to a
concrete monument, thence leaving said Northerly right
of way boundary run North 13 degrees 22 minutes 00 sec-
onds West 630.11 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on DANIEL E. MANAUSA, ESQUIRE,
SMITH, THOMPSON, SHAW & MANAUSA, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
neys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida 32309-
3469, no more than thirty (30 ) days from the first publication date of this
notice of action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED this 22 day January, 2008.
Kirk Reams, Clerk of Coirts
By: Tyler Sherrod.
Deputy Clerk
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Notice of Public Hearing
The Jefferson County Planning Commission will review and make a rec-
ommendation to the Jefferson County Commission regarding a proposed
site plan major modification to an existing approved preliminary plat for
a major subdivision. The proposal is to be located on Lloyd Creek Rd,
parcel numbers 24-1N-3E-0000-0031-0000, 25-1N-3E-00000040-0000,
25-1N-3E-0000-0041-0000 and 25-1N-3E-0000-0042-0000. Interested
parties may present their concerns at the Jefferson County Planning Com-
mission meeting on February 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of
the Jefferson County Courthouse located at the intersection of U.S. High-
way 19 and U.S. Highway 90 in Monticello, Florida 32344. The meeting
may be continued as necessary.
The Jefferson County Commission will review and make a decision re-
garding a proposed site plan major modification to an existing approved
preliminary plat for a major subdivision. The proposal is to be located on
Lloyd Creek Rd, parcel numbers 24-1N-3E-0000-0031-0000, 25-1N-3E-
0000-0040-0000, 25-1N-3E-0000-0041-0000 and 25-1N-3E-0000-0042-
0000. Interested parties may present their concerns at the Jefferson
County Commission meeting on February 21, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the
courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse located at the intersection
of U.S. Highway 19 and U.S. Highway 90 in Monticello, Florida 32344.
The meeting may be continued as necessary.
From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36, para-
graph c: Each board, commission, or agency of this state or of any polit-
ical subdivision thereof shall include in the notice of any meeting or
hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such board, com-
mission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the advice that, if a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or com-
mission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need tp ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings,
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Prior to the meeting interested persons may contact the Jefferson County
Planning and Building Department at 850-342-0223 or write the Depart-
ment at 445 West Palmer Mill Road, Monticello, FL 32344 and provide
comments. The development proposal may be reviewed during business
hours at the Department office.

The Jefferson County Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly
meeting on February 14, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held in
the Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse located at the intersec-
tion of US Highway 19 and US Highway 90 in Monticello, FL. The meet-
ing may be continued as necessary.
Information concerning the meeting is available at the Jefferson County
Planning Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill Road, Monticello, FL. 32344,
Telephone 850-342-0223. From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine
Manual", page 36, paragraph c: Each board, commission, or agency of
this state or of any political subdivision thereof shall include in the notice
of any meeting or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of
such board, commission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the
advice that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board,
agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record
ofthe proceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and ev-
idence upon which the appeal is to be based.

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The Jefferson County Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board (TDCB) announces a public
hearing and meeting to which all persons are in-
vited. The agenda will include the adoption of by-
laws and grievance procedures, election of officers,
operating report, and a staff report.

DATE: Thursday, February 7, 2008

TIME: 10:00 AM Eastern Time

PLACE: Jefferson Co. Emergency Management Office
1240 N. Jefferson Street, Monticello, Florida

For more information, or if you require special accommo-
dations at the meeting because of a disability or physical
impairment, contact Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at (850) 674-4571 or by
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cont from Page 1A

Notwithstanding the rationale for the purchase of the
crane truck, Miller reportedly had to employ a bit of cre-
ative language to convince the FDEP that the truck repre-
sented a maintenance tool and not a capital improvement
Purchase of the crane truck was the second solution
that the city proposed to satisfy the second consent order.
The FDEP earlier had rejected a solution that called for
the installation of equipment to pump recycled waste-
water to a plant nursery for use by that operation. The
FDEP deemed the water reuse project not sufficiently
punitive, as the city had planned to pursue the project re-
gardless of the consent order and using state funds to fi-
nance the cost.
The two consent orders and their associated penalties
stemmed from incidents in 2004 and 2005 where the city
accidentally released hundreds of thousands of gallons
of raw sewage or treated wastewater into the environ-
ment. Too, the FEDP cited the city for poor reporting and
poor record keeping practices, among other things, rela-
tive to its sewage treatment program.


the man's room was quietly
strengthened, other motel
rooms around the man
were cleared of occupants
and Hobbs put a Tactical
Contingency plan in place.
Surveillance indicated
that the man was asleep, al-
though it was not certain.
Hobbs made the deci-
sion to bring in trained ne-
gotiators from the Leon
County Sheriff's Office to
stand by in case the situa-
tion did, in fact, become

cont from Page 1A

The Leon County Sher-
iff's Response Team, which
Hobbs also likes to have as
a backup in such situa-
tions, was 'alerted and
placed on stand-by
Just after daylight, the
man woke and opened the
door to look out. When he'
did, he was immediately
taken into custody to pre-
vent harm to himself or
others putting a peaceful
end to a potently violent sit-
A loaded 9mm handgun
was located inside the
room and also secured.
The individual was
taken to a facility for obser-
vation shortly thereafter.



cont from Page 1A

two acres, with a 5,000 sq. foot office/shop building," Con-
ley wrote in her memo to commissioners. "Initially, the
company would require six full-time employees, with an
additional 10 to 20 employees needed by the end of the sec-
ond year of operation. Salaries are in the $15 to $20 per
hour range. Seasonal workers are hired between early
spring and fall. There are no extraordinary infrastruc-
ture requirements."
She described the next two companies as the Active
Pet Feeds Company and the British Tea Company, both
owned by Graham Tweed, of San Diego, CA. The Active
Pet Feed Company distributes pet treats that are made of
100-percent salmon. The company is the exclusive distrib-
utor of the high-end pet products for the United States
and Great Britain.
The British. Tea Company, meanwhile, holds the ex-
clusive rights to the sale and distribution of selected tea
products throughout the world. Conley said Tweed was
interested in purchasing one or two acres at the industrial
park for construction of a warehouse, an office and ad dis-
tribution facility.
"These are serious prospects, and in each case, the
company representative have expressed the need for a
timely decision by Jefferson County," Conley said.
"Specifically, they need to know the exact location of the
parcels being offered, the price per acre and the county's
intentions regarding infrastructure improvements. They
are also taking into consideration other financial outlays,
such as tax levies, and impact and permitting fees. They
are not requiring special incentives or waivers."
Conley urged commissioners to act and act quickly,
lest the prospective companies find better offers else-
where. She suggested a price of $20,000 per acre for the
land near the jail, based on a recent appraisal of the un-
developed portion of the site of Florida SafeRider, the mo-
torcycle driving school.
"That property (SafeRider's) is arguably more valu-
able because of development on a portion of the site, but
it gives a starting point for negotiations," Conley said.
Commissioners agreed to.the $20,000 per acre price for
acreage near the jail for the sake of expediency But they
indicated that they planned to revisit the issue later and
do a more comprehensive division and valuation of the
different lots within the property, based on the desirabil-
ity of each.
Commissioners also committed, at Conley's urging,
to have an engineer do an infrastructure assessment to
determine the cost of extending the sewer and water servm
ice to the undeveloped part of the park and to undertake
the work once the price was known.
Conley argued that the division and pricing would
make it easier for her to market the park, when prospec-
tive businesses came asking for information.


of duty in Iraq. Ian, served
in Special Ops assigned to
convoy security and was
serving as a Truck Com-
mander carrying ordi-
nance, materials and
supplies to various mili-

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runs, when the incident oc-
curred. Perry explained
the Air Force was better
equipped to run the night
convoys due to their ad-
vanced night vision equip-
"It was right after the
vehicles were armor-plated
on the bottoms for protec-
tion from any IEDs (Impro-
vised Exploding 'Devices)
buried along the Iraqi road-
ways," said Perry
He said Ian's convoy
came under fire and Ian's
vehicle, which was in the
lead, took a direct hit from
an IED. Thankfully, no
Americans were hurt in
the blast, but Ian, suffered
temporary loss of hearing
in his right ear due to the
According' to USAF,
Airmen are eligible for the
combat action medal "if
their primary role includes
performing duties in a
combat zone, either on the
ground or from the air, by
entering into an unsecured
area away from an estab-
lished installation, While
performing their duties,
they must have come under
fire or fire upon an enemy
to qualify."
The medal is designed
to evoke Air Force heritage,
scarlet with diagonal yel-
low stripes adapted from
the art insignia on the air-
craft of Gen. Billy Mitchell,
who coordinated the first
air-to-ground offensive in
history. Further, the
AFCAM features an eagle
grasping arrows in one
talon and an olive branch
in the other, the arrows re-
flecting preparedness for
war while the olive branch
represents a goal of peace,
according to official Air
Force wear guidance.
Ian will be assigned to
Ramstien Air Force Base in
Germany in March, where
he will be under the com-
mand of the USAF Europe
Command for the nest
three years.
He is the son of Perry
Marsh of Jefferson County
and Cheryl Goodson of Tal-

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