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140th Year No. 13 Wednesday, March 26, 2


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Building Permits

Reflect A Weak



Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Construction re-
mains weak in the
county, judging from the
latest numbers released
by the Building Inspec-
tion Department on
March 4.
The figures show that
the city and county is-
sued a combined 35 per-
mits in February, which
breaks down into six for
the city and 29.for the
county By comparison,
the two entities issued a
combined 40 permits in
January They issued 27
in December, 51 in No-
vember, 53 in October, 52
in September, 59 in Au-
gust and 70 in July The
two issued 45 permits in
February 2007.
Building Inspector
Wallace Bullock ex-
pressed concern at a re-
cent department heads'
meeting about the state
of the construction in-
dustry in Jefferson
County and the message
Please See Building
Permits Page 2A

Wreck Leaves

Man Seriously

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Cairo, GA, man
was seriously injured
March 23, in a single-ve-
hicle crash after the
driver lost control of the
Florida Highway Pa-
trol reported that at 6:50
a.m., Sunday, on US-90
west at Tally Hills Road,
Jose Manuel Navarro-Vil-
lanueva, 23, of Cairo, GA,
was driving a 1999
Chevrolet pickup truck
eastbound on US-90.
The vehicle left the
roadway and traveled
onto the north shoulder
of the road, where it col-
lided with a mailbox and
two paper boxes. The ve-
hicle continued east on
the north shoulder,
where it collided with
some trees before coming
to a final rest.
sustained serious in-
juries and was trans-
ported to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital for
He was not wearing a
seatbelt and whether the
crash was alcohol-related
has not yet been deter-
The vehicle was to-
taled with $15,000 dam-

Officials Reluctant To

Kill City Internet

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
With the exception
of Councilman John
Jones, who keeps mut-
tering "kill it" when-
ever the topic is
discussed, city officials
remain hopeful of
somehow reviving the
seriously ailing city-
provided Internet.
"Say the lid is
closed, but the nail's not
yet in the coffin," Coun-
cilman Tom Vogelge-
sang told the News on

Thursday, March 20. "I
want subscribers to
know that it's not look-.
ing good, but it's not to-
tally dead yet."
Vogelgesang was
concerned that a Monti-
cello News report on
the Tuesday, March 18,
meeting of the techno-
logical committee
would give a wrong im-
pression of the true
state of the city-pro-
vided Internet. He re-
ported that since the
meeting, he had re-
ceived new information

that gave him hope for
the continuation of the '
The new informa-
tion reportedly qame
from the consultant
who has been research-
ing the possibility of
the city getting a state
grant in the area of eco-
nomic development. As
City Clerk Emily Ander-
son explained it at Tues-
day night's meeting, the
grant would allow for
the establishment of a
public/private partner-
ship, where the private

set up and
maintain the system,
and the city would get
free Internet service.
Vogelgesang said Thurs-
day that the consultant's
inquiries into the avail-
ability of the state
Please See
Internet Page 2A

ITo-Car Crash Ends In Arrest

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A minor two-vehicle
traffic crash Thursday
morning, March 20, re-
sulted in one man being
arrested on criminal
Florida Highway Pa-
trol Trooper Bill Grubbs
reported that at 10:15
a.m., Billy Ray Gaines,
58, of Eddie, TX, was
stopped at a stop sign on
the westbound exit ramp
from 1-10 to US-19, while
driving a 2006 Eric Motor
Home. The turn signal
was engaged and he was
waiting to make a left-
hand turn onto south US-
Jose Alberto Zepeda,
28, of Ocoee, FL, was
driving a 1996 Honda

four-door in the west-
bound exit ramp from 1-10
to US-19, and rear-ended
the motor home.
The crash was not al-
cohol-related and all oc-
cupants were wearing
their seatbelts.
While Grubbs was
taking statements during
the investigation, Zepeda
said his passenger was
driving the vehicle at the
time of the crash, rather
than himself. But he was
quickly found out.
Zepeda was charged
. with careless driving and
giving false information
on a crash report, a crim-
inal charge. He was ar-
rested and transported to
the County Jail for book-
ing. Bond was set at $250
and he bonded out that
evening. '

City Council To Focus On Fluoridation
LAZARO ALEMAN April 1. fluoridation in 1968 and Linda Butler agreed. know why we're voting

Monticello News
Senior Staff. Writer
Residents with an
opinion or facts to
share either for or
against fluoridation
will get an opportunity
to express their views
at the City Council
meeting on Tuesday,

City officials want
as much input as possi-
ble from experts and
members of the public
before making a deci-
sion on whether the
city should begin fluori-
dating its water supply
"If we voted for

it was then the will of
the people, we can't just
undo it now without
public input," said
Mayor Gerrold Austin.
"We need to research
how it got put into the
city's water supply in
the first place."

The council should
hear both the pros and
cons of the issue before
making a decision, she
"I want to really
look at this," said But-
ler, who has been inde-
pendently researching
the issue. "I want to

yes or no. I'd like for
someone to come and
talk to us one way or
the other. I want to
know more about this
issue before we vote on
it so that we can make
an educated decision."
Please See
Fluoridation Page 2A

Fire Rescue, Library Heads To Step Down

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County officials are reporting
progress in their search for new direc-
tors for both the fire and ambulance
department and the library services.
County Coordinator Roy Schle-
icher informed commissioners on
March 20 that the search for a replace-
ment Fire Rescue chief and a replace-
ment library director had been
narrowed to three and four candidates
respectively He said that interviews
with the seven applicants were being
scheduled for the coming weeks and
that he expected to have two recom-
mendations to them soon.
Fire Rescue Chief Mark Matthews
announced his desire to step down as
chief several months, saying that he

wanted to continue to serve in the ca-
pacity of a lieutenant. Matthews gave
no reason for his decision, other than
that he felt he had accomplished
everything that he had set out to do
and he simply wanted to step down.
Matthews agreed to continue to serve
as chief until a replacement was
Library Director Linda Hamadani,
meanwhile, informed commissioners
about two months ago that she
planned to retire. Hamadani's retire-
ment goes into effect March 31. This
reportedly is Hamadani's second re-
tirement, as an earlier attempt did not
take. She supposedly is determined to
make the retirement stick this time
Commission Chairman Felix
Please See Fire Rescue Page 2A

Monticello News 'noto By Lazaro Aleman, Marcl 6, 2UU008
Commission Chairman Felix "Skeet" Joyner recognizes
outgoing Library Director Linda Hamadani for her years of
service to the county.

S2 Sections. 26 Paoes
Around Jefferson -I-6A Health Nutrition 7A
Classifieds 12A Sports. School 8A-9A
Fun-N- Games 14A Spiritual
Home Improvement 1 A Pathways Section B
Legals 13A Viewpoints 2-3A

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Offices' Budgets

May Go On

Chopping Block

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
A comparison of the
budgets of the constitu-
tional offices, versus the
budgets of the county's
regular departments,
shows greater sacrifice
on the part of the latter
during the last couple of
years of financial woes.
County Coordinator
Roy Schleicher presented
the comparison, which
he prepared at the re-
quest of commissioners,
in the form of a spread-
sheet that he distributed
to the board at its Thurs-
day night, March 20,
The comparison indi-
cates that the budgets of
the regular departments
dropped a combined
$158,865, or 6. percent,
between fiscal years
2006/07 and 2007/08,
while the budgets of the
constitutional offices
rose a combined $21,555,
or .4 percent, during the
same period.
The fiscal year runs
Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
The constitutional of-
fices are made up of the
operations of the Clerk
of Court, Property Ap-
praiser, Tax Collector, Su-
pervisor of Elections,
and Sheriff. The regular
departments include fire
and ambulance, roads,
solid waste, parks and
Please See Constitu-
tional Offices' Page 2A

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2A Monticello News wednesday, March 26, 2008


of research, health care services and public education
right here in Monticello and across the country.
On behalf of all the individuals and families coping
with muscle-wasting diseases,'I send a big warm "thank
you" to Monticello residents you've certainly put a
smile in these Irish eyes!
Maureen McGovern

City of Monticello Did Not Request Nor Pay For Pedestrian Crossing Signs
Dear Editor: Department engineers in December, and it was
In response to Ms. Phillips's Letter to the Editor determined that these signs were warranted. The city
(3/21), I wanted to clarify that the City of Monticello did will continue to work on intersection safety
not request, nor pay for, the recently-installed pedestrian improvements which will, hopefully, eliminate the need
crossing signs. Those signs were ordered, paid for and for such signage.
installed by the Department of Transportation. Emily Anderson
A crosswalk review was performed by the City Clerk


funding and the city's
chances of getting the
funding were producing
positive results.
"I feel good about the
additional feedback that
we've gotten from the con-
sultant," Vogelgesang said
He was quick to add,
,however, that the informa-
tion wasn't perfect and
that nothing was assured.
The important point, he
emphasized, was that the
city continued to explore
options to see if the
Internet service could be
continued "for those who
had no other options".
At the same time, he
wanted users of the city-
provided service to be
aware that it wasn't look
good for the future of the
service and that it might
ultimately have to be dis-
"I want subscribers to
know that it's not looking
good, but it's not totally
dead," Vogelgesang repeat-
ed. "Let's say it's on life
Indeed, the picture
painted at the Tuesday
night meeting on the
future of the city-provided
Internet system was much
darker. Consider: The city
has spent more than
$220,000 so far on the pur-
chase and installation of
the equipment and has
realized $45,000 in return.
Meanwhile, the system
continues to cost more
than $2,000 monthly; the
number of subscribers has
stagnated, if not declined;
the city has no experi-
enced personnel to moni-
tor or maintain the sys-
tem; and even the system's
pump monitoring capabili-
ty that was supposed to
prevent future wastewater
spills and that has served
as the original and abiding
justification for purchase
of the system is no longer
It gets worse.
Vogelgesang, who had
been researching the pos-
sibility of the city getting a
federal grant that would
permit the continuation of
the system reported at

Tuesday night's meeting
that the chances of getting
the money were slim to
"Not to say that's it's
dead, but it's not some-
thing that we could pursue
this year," Vogelgesang
said of the federal funding,
adding that award of the
grant would require coop-
eration from the county, as
the service would essen-
tially be directed at county
"I have decided not to
go any farther on this,"
Vogelgesang said of the
federal grant.
That prompted
Anderson to remark that
the consultant who helps
the city acquire
Community Development
Block Grants (CDBG) was
looking into the possibility
of securing a CDBG with
an economic development
component that would
allow for the setup of a
public/private partnership
that could serve as an
Internet provider. She
explained that the idea
was to establish "a mesh
system", as opposed to the
present tower-to-tower
transmissions, that would
allow for expansion of the
coverage area and avoid
the current problems of
reception and the need for
"To build up the mesh
is not cheap," Anderson
said. "You need a private
partner to build it out and
they would get the profit
but we would get the free
service and they would
also maintain the service."
Not to rain on the
parade, but City Manager
Steve Wingate pointed out
that the present system
was logging hundreds of
complaints and his people
simply couldn't keep up
with the demand.
"We're not providing a
good service," Wingate
Mind, the city does not
have an experienced tech-
nician who is dedicated to
the maintenance of the
system. Rather, it's a do-
as-you-can situation,
where city employees in

the sewer and water
department must stop *
whatever they're doing
and respond to Internet
problems. It's either that
or ignore the calls.
Wingate went on to
explain, "We get a call and
Jim (Miliciic, treatment
plant supervisor) will be
working on a pump. He
has to then stop what he's
doing and respond to the
call. It's a constant prob-
lem. We're having our peo-
ple work on the Internet
when they should be work-
ing on water and sewer."
Added Miliciic:
"Myself and Ron don't
know what we're doing.
I'm a waterman. I know
nothing about computers
and the Internet. We have
pump problems. What do
we do, drop what we're
doing and go to boot up
someone's computer.
We've got to do something.
It can't stay the way it is."
"It's costing the city
money everyday," Wingate
said. "A lot of people want
the service but we're not
able to provide a good
And every time the
system went down, the city
had to reimburse cus-
tomers for the lost time,
Anderson put in.
What's more, Miliciic
shared, the technician sup-
posedly overseeing the sys-
tem is not readily avail-
able, as he lives in
Hillsborough County, and
apparently acts independ-
ent of the city's wishes
"We're at his mercy,"
Wingate said.
The technician's latest
action, it seems, was to
disconnect the city's inter-
nal pump monitoring sys-
tem. City officials were
surprised to learn of this
development. They ques-
tioned who had instructed
the technician to discon-
nect what essentially con-
stitutes the backbone of
the well-monitoring sys-
tem? No one knew, a point
that Vogelgesang con-
firmed in Thursday's con-
"He's doing things

Cont. from page 1

without authorization,"
Vogelgesang said of the
Meanwhile, the techni-
cian continues invoicing
the city for his services to
the tune of $1,800 for one
particular bill.
"We're going to be
looking at his invoices
very carefully,"
Vogelgesang said
But back to Tuesday
night's meeting, during
which Vogelgesang con-
ceded that the city obvi-
ously was not providing its
customers with the level of
broadband service that it
should be providing.
"It's time for us to send
a letter to customers say-
ing it's been a ride,"
Vogelgesang said, adding
that now was a good time
to do it, as the contract
with ATT for Internet con-
nectivity, which is costing
the city $2,060 monthly,
comes due in June.
"It's been a ride,"
Vogelgesang repeated.
Councilman John
Jones was in perfect
"Let's phase it out," he
But even as
Vogelgesang was suggest-
ing shutting down the sys-
tem, he was arguing
against himself, or in his
own words, "seeming to be
talking out of both sides of
my mouth".
So that even as he rec-
ommended informing sub-
scribers that the city was
ready to discontinue the
service, he was also talk-
ing of somehow keeping it
alive if at all possible,
especially if it could be
worked out in a pub-
lic/private partnership.
Anderson then provid-
ed a possible out to the
looming June deadline.
that city officials have con-
sistently represented in
the past as the drop-dead
date for a decision on the
continuation of the sery-
ice. u1
"Even after June, we
can go on a month-to-
month contract,"
Anderson said.

Constitutional Offices

The figures show that
all the regular departments
(with the exception of
Emergency Management)
took a hit in the 2007-08 or
current fiscal year, with
the amounts of these hits
ranging from $424 for the
extension services (largely
funded by the state) to
$172,752 for the Road
Of course, not only the
amount of the cut, but the
percentage of the cut in
relation to the rest of budg-
et, must be taken into
account, as Commissioner
J. N. "Junior" Tuten point-
ed out. Hence, a $1,000 cut
may not seem very drastic
on the surface, he offered.
But if it represented 15 per-
cent of a department's total
budget, it was a different
story, he said.
In that respect, some of
the biggest hits were
absorbed by the Building
Inspections Department,
with a loss of $50,616, repre-
senting 21.7 percent, and
the library, with a loss of

$66,040 or 23.2 percent, for
example. Not to underrate
the cuts of $172,752 and
$134,770 that the Road and
Solid Waste departments
suffered respectively, but
the overall budgets of these
two departments are near
the $2 million mark, mak-
ing the percentage of their
cuts smaller.
By contrast, the budg-
ets of the operations under
the Clerk of Court, the
Supervisor of Elections and
Sthe Sheriff (excluding the
jail) went up between 4.1
and 37.7 percent during the
same period.
Specifically, the Clerk of
Court budget went up
$54,715 or 37.7 percent; the
Supervisor of Elections
went up $14,497 or 6.9 per-
cent; and the law enforce-
ment side of the Sheriff's
Department went up
$125,000 or 4.1 percent. (The
corrections side of the
Sheriff's Department actu-
ally took a hit of $155,420,
or 23,7 percent).
Granted, Schleicher

offered, the Elections Office
had to undertake an elec-
tion and the Clerk of Court
purchased much needed
equipment that was mak-
ing the operation more pro-
ductive and efficient.
"So, some of these
increases can be
explained," Schleicher said
of the constitutional offices.
"Many times there are good
reasons for the increases."
He further noted that
the Property Appraiser's
operation had taken a hit of
$17,237, or 3.6 percent, and
that the Tax Collector had
maintained the same budg-
et from one fiscal year to
the next. But bottom line, it
was Schleicher's point, the
combined budgets of the
constitutional offices had
gone up $21,555 or .4 per-
cent during the two-year
period, from $4,981,423 to
$5,002,978, while the com-
bined budgets of the regu-
lar departments had
dropped $158,865 or 6.2 per-
cent during the same peri-
od, from $2,559,946 to

Schleicher's argument
- one that commissioners
appear to be embracing -
is that the regular depart-
ments cannot continue to
take budget cuts while the
constitutional offices are
Commission Chairman
Felix "Skeet" Joyner
thanked Schleicher for the
"We appreciate this,
because we face challeng-
ing times ahead," Joyner
said, referring to an expect-
ed revenue shortfall of
$800,000 or more because of
the property tax reform
measures that Florida vot-
ers approved in the last
Commissioners have
already asked the constitu-
tional officers to prepare a
list of costs that they would
cut, if the financial situa-
tion warranted it. Joyner
and Schleicher, in fact, are
scheduled to meet with the
constitutional officers indi-
vidually in the coming

Fire Rescue Cont. from page 1
"Skeet" Joyner in a recent commission meeting present-
ed Hamadani with a plaque in appreciation of her work
on behalf of the county. Hamadani, among other things,
oversaw the move of the library operation from the old
building on Cherry Street to the new facility in the
media center of the former high school on Water Street.
Hamadani's staff is hosting a combination farewell
and retirement party for her from 2- 4 p.m. Monday,
March 31, at the library. Members of the public are invit-

Fluoridation Cont. from page 1

Dr. Michael Carney, a dentist, is expected to address
the council April 1, presumably about the dental prob-
lems that he has noted in his practice since the city
stopped fluoridating its water a few years ago. Another
who has spoken in favor of fluoridation is Kim Barnhill,
head of the Jefferson and Madison County Health
City Manager Steve Wingate, for his part, has recom-
mended against fluoridation, based on the costs and
health hazards associated with the chemical, as indicat-
ed by his research.
The debate on fluoridation is long and contentious
and shows no sign of abating, especially with the advent
of the Internet. Online literature both for and against the
chemical abounds, and even locally, the community
appears divided on the issue.
Opponents charge that the chemical is a toxic, haz-
ardous waste byproduct of the aluminum, steel and fer-
tilizer industries and that it poses serious health risks
when ingested. Proponents, meanwhile, argue that fluor-
idation prevents tooth decay, especially in the young,
and that the practice is endorsed by a majority of the
health and dental communities.
Monticello fluoridated its water supply until a few
years back, when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf
Coast, where the chemical is produced, causing a long
interruption in its production and delivery. In the
process, the city's fluoridating equipment deteriorated as
a result of disuse and the acidic properties of the chemi-
The lack of fluoridation in the city's water supply
didn't become an issue Until Barnhill raised it before the
City Council in late 2007. Prompting Barnhill's request
for city action were reports from the local dental commu-
nity of increasing tooth decay in the population because
of the lack of fluoridation.

Building Permits Cont From Page 1

that officials might be send-
ing that industry.
"I think construction
will continue at this rate, if
not improve," Bullock said.
"What worries me is the
message that we may be
sending the housing indus-
Bullock distinguished
between Jefferson County, a
strictly residential market
in terms of construction,
and Madison County, which
"is ready to rip open com-
mercially," He worried that
a local market that was
' already struggling with the
economic downturn might
be further handicapped by
mounting impact fees, at the
same time that budget cut-
backs were threatening cuts
in services.
"I'm concerned about
what is going to happen to
the construction industry
here," Bullock said. "I hope
we're not sending the wrong
He added that the coun-
ty continued to attract
retirees who were building
ever larger "dream homes".
"The average homes
that we're permitting are in
the million dollar category,"
Bullock said.
That trend is reflected
in the report's valuation fig-
ures. Although the total
number of permits issued in
February dropped in com-
parison with January, the
valuation of residential per-
mits rose from $768,678 to
$1,502,207. The residential
valuation was $747,614 in
December, $920,686 in

Cont. from page 1

weeks to discuss the situa-
tion in more detail.
The issue of coming
budget cutbacks was one
that Schleicher emphasized
again on the following day
in his meeting with depart-
ment heads.
"It's not us against
them," Schleicher told the
department heads. "Now it
is us. We will all have to do
things that we've never
done before. We can't sepa-
rate the constitutional offi-
cers and they can't sepa-
rate themselves. It's all our
problem. There is no them
and us. We're all in this

November, $1,189,782 in
October, $1,460,375 in
September, $1,372,906 in
August, and $1,937,443 in
July. It was $903,847 in
February 2007.
The valuation of commer-
cial permits, meanwhile,
was zero in February, com-
pared with $124.062 in
January. The conunercial "
valuation was zero in
December, $49,235 in
November, zero in October,
$35,425 in September,
$1,055,000 in August, and
$20,000 in July. It was
$752,725 in February 2007.
The valuation of all other
permits including addi-
tions, re-roofs and non-resi-
dential structures was
$289,618 in February, com-
pared with $149,620 in
January. It was $166,730 in
December, $316,080 in
November, $120,500 in
October, $35,425 in
September, $1,055,000 in
August, and $1,937,044 in
July. It was $131,760 in
February 2007.
The figures show that
the city's six permits raised
$717.40 in fees and the coun-
.ty's 29 permits raised
$9,578.87 for a total of
$10,296.27 in February. The
majority of the permits
issued were for repair and
additions, with six for new
construction. Last
February, the city and coun-
ty raised a combined
$11,201.47 in fees.
Other fees collected dur-
ing February included
$298.92 for the radon fee,
$790 for mobile home per-
mits and $300 for business
and home occupation licens-
The Jefferson County
Planning and Zoning
Department, for its part,
issued 23 permits and col-
lected $11,361.56 in fees dur-
ing February, compared
with 32 permits and
$9,018.08 in January. The
department collected
$17,502.34 in December,
$12,990 in November and
413,207.12 in October. It col-
lected $8,658.91 in February
The department collect-
ed $618.60 for the ambulance
impact fee and $481.60 for
fire protection impact fee,
compared with $1,506.04 and
$674.24 respectively in
February 2007.

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As chairperson of MDA's Shamrocks Against
Dystrophy, I want to take a moment to thank businesses
and patrons in the Monticello area for their generous
participation in our 2008 campaign. I'm delighted to say
that this year's fundraising efforts were a great success.
Those little green and gold Shamrocks mobiles sold
by local businesses help support MDA's vital programs

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On hand for the ribbon cutting of the Casa Bianca Youth Club, in August, 1992, were,
from left: then Superintendent Bill McRae, James Mack, Pink Hightower, Cindy Eades
and Shirley Washington. I

Did "You

About 400 billion gallons of water

is used each day worldwide.

NMarch 25, 1998
The Jefferson County
Historical Society sponsors its
biennial Tour of Homes this week-
end, continuing a tradition begun
33 years ago.
County Commissioners are
contemplating imposing a one-year
moratorium on new subdivisions.
The idea, which came about at the
request of residents, would prevent
any subdivision from being
approved,until the proposed
changes to the Comprehensive
Plan to take effect.
March 23, 1988
According to a report issued
recently by the Office of Vital
Statistics, Department of Health
and Rehabilitative Services (HRS),
78 deaths were reported during the
period January to September 1987.
The most frequent cause of death
cited was heart disease, with a
total of 23. Cancer was second,
with 18 deaths, followed by strokes,
which accounted for eight deaths.
Chronic obstructive lung disease,
motor vehicle accidents and other
types of accidents caused three
deaths each.
Long-time school system
employee Mary L. Cain has thrown
her hat in the ring for the job now
held by School Superintendent
Stephen Walker, who is not seek-
ing re-election.
March 23, 1978
The fund-raising efforts to
obtain a memorial to Boots
Thomas, local hero of Iwo Jima, as
Resulted in over $1,400 so far.
County Commissioners again
stated their approval of a program
which would involve the purchase
of a van to transport the elderly
and the handicapped of the com-
munity, as proposed by the
Ministerial Association, but
"claimed they needed additional

time to determine if all of the
churches were in favor of it.
With increasing numbers of
children being retained in the fifth
grade and the addition of new
kindergarten students in the corn-
ing year, Jefferson Elementary
School is faced with the problem of
March 22, 1968
Mary Bassett, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilmer W. Bassett, Jr., is
one of 30 Randolph-Macon
Woman's College sophomores
selected to study in the junior year
program in Great Britain to be
inaugurated this fall by the college.
At a meeting of the Jefferson
County Cattleman's Association,
held last Thursday night in the
school cafeteria, John Finlayson
was elected to succeed Dr. Robert
Love as president for the ensuing
March 21, 1958
A historical monument will be
unveiled Sunday, March 30, at
Ebenezer Jefferson County Baptist
Church, commemorating the
organization of the Florida Baptist
convention in 1843.
T.R. Hodges, local hardware
dealer, was this week's elected
president of the Florida State Retail
Hardware Dealers Association.
March 19, 1948
The Mignonette Garden Circle
announced this week that its proj-
ect play-ground, park and outdoor
fireplace was finished and open to
the public on the grounds of the
Monticello Woman's Club.
Mrs. Lucy Mae Thompson suc-
ceeded Mrs. Myrtle Shuman as
Worthy.Matron of the Monticello j
Order of the Eastern Star. ki
William A. White was elected
Commander of Otto M. Walker Post 6
49, American Legion, at its regular
meeting at the Woman's Club,

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Carylon Bryant, 42, of 550
East Madison St., was arrested
by police March 13 and
charged with violation of pro-
bation (VOP) for uttering.
Bond was withheld and she
remained in the county jail
Monday morning, March 24.
Cecil Hill, 45, of 129 Oak
St., Thomasville, GA, was
arrested by police March 17
and charged with driving
while license suspended.
Bond was set at $500 and he
bonded'out of jail the follow-
ing day.
Jose Alberto Zepeda, 28,
of 335 SE Periwinkle Dr.,
Ococee, FL was arrested by
FHP and charged with issuing
false statements on a report.
Bond was set at $250 and he
bonded out of the county jail
the same day.
Karl B. an Mason, 35, of
11735 Crooked River Rd.,
Jacksonville, was sentenced
to 20 days in the county jail,
March 21, to be served on
weekends, on charges of driv-
ing while license suspended.
Simon Randolph, 34, of
158 Roosevelt Circle, Midway,
was sentenced to 60 days in
the county jail, March 21, on
charges of VOP possession of
firearm while under indict-
ment, and VOP shooting into
an occupi-I vehicle.
Robert .evern Nealy, 21,
of 1522 S. Salt Rd. was sen-
tenced from court to 90 days in
jail with one day served cred-
it, March 21 on charges of
felony fleeing and attempting
to elude and resisting arrest
without violence. The sen-
tence stems from an incident
Oct. 31, 2007, involving an
alert and quick thinking citi-
zen called the Monticello
Police Department an report-
ed seeing two men with cloth-
ing wrapped around the'r
heads, concealing their faces,
and carrying some type
weapons, about to go into
Stokley's Pecan House.
The caller reported the
men had noticed him watch-
ing them and they abandoned
their actions and fled to a red
pick-up truck parked along a
nearby street.
MPD officers Patrolman
Robert Fico, Corporal Ric
Colson, and Sgt. Roger
Murphy, quickly responded to
the scene. Officers arrived in
time to see the truck pulling

away from the scene.
Colson signaled the driv-
er to pull over and stop, but
the pick-up fled and officers
pursued the truck. The pur-
suit traveled through several
blocks and ended in the
Jefferson Arms Apartments,
where the three occupants
jumped from the vehicle and
fled on foot.
Officers apprehended one
of the suspects who ran into a
relative's apartment and also
apprehended a second suspect
after a foot chase through a
wooded area.
The driver, Nealy, was
charged with felony fleeing
and eluding an Officer, and
resisting officer without vio-
lence. He was transported to
the county jail and booked.
Bond was set at $10,500 for
Nealy, and he bonded out of
jail the same day.
Sylvester Taylor, 35, of Rt.
2, Box 8, Greenville, was
arrested by deputies March 21
and charged with harassing
communications phone calls.
Bond was set at $2,000 .and he
bonded out of jail the same
Byron Marcell Scott, 28, of
724 Frankie Lane, Tallahassee,
when shortly after midnight
March 22, MPD Officer
Brandon Abbott was
patrolling near Allen's Bar
when Abbott was contacted by
an employee of Allen's about
an altercation going on inside
the bar. Abbott entered the
establishment and observed
Allen's employees attempting
to restrain Scott. Abbott
attempted to detain Scott, who
began to struggle with him.
Abbott managed to gain con-
trol of Scott and took him into
custody. Once order was
restored, Abbott began inter-
viewing witnesses and discov-
ered that Scott had attacked a
woman inside of the bar by
grabbing her by the neck and
striking her with his fist.
Scott was charged with resist-
ing arrest without violence
and booked into the county
jail. Charges for the assault
are pending completion of the
investigation by MPD and
review by the State Attorney's
Office. Bond was set at $500
and he bonded out of jail the
same day.
Police arrested Ga'Nyika
Bettina Florence, 19, of 455 SW
Jeannette Circle, and
Shaquandra Davis, 28, of 335
SE Balboa Drive, both of

Madison, March 21, just after 2
a.m. MPD Officer Cpl. Joel
Oquendo noticed a vehicle
speeding along Lemon St.
Oquendo initiated a traffic
stop and the driver, Davis,
was found to have a suspend-
ed driver license.
Oquendo detected an odor of
marijuana emitting from
inside the vehicle. Davis was
arrested for driving while
license suspended. The pas-
senger, Florence exited the
vehicle and Oquendo noticed a
cigar lying in Florence's seat,
which had been packed with
marijuana. A further search
reveal d a bag of marijuana
with Batman symbols
stamped on it in the driver's
side cup holder of the vehicle.
Both were charged with mis-
demeanor possession of mari-
juana. Both were booked into
the county jail. Bond was set
at $500 for Florence, who
bonded out the same day, and
bond was set at $1,000 for
Davis and she also bonded out
of jail the same day.
Police arrested Davis
Wesley Sego, Jr., 26, of 120
Fountain Dr., just after 10
p.m., Saturday, March 22
when Officer Abbott noticed a
vehicle with no tag driving
along Fountain Dr. Abbott
initiated a traffic stop and
Sego exited the driver's seat.
Abbott asked Sego for his
license and sego said he had
not been driving, that he had
been a passenger and just exit-
ed the driver's side. Abbott
looked inside of the vehicle
and saw a small child sitting
in the passenger seat.
Sego told the Abbott that the
child had been driving.
Abbott located Sego's identifi-
cation inside of the vehicle
and ran a check and found
that Sego's driver's license
was suspended and he was
classified as a habitual traffic
violator. Sego was arrested
and charged with driving with
a suspended license and
booked into the county jail.
The child was released to a
relative. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he bonded out of
jail the following day.
Calvin Bernard Smith
was arrested by deputies
March 23 and charged with
possession of a controlled sub-
stance and felony criminal
mischief. Bond was set at
$2,500 and he remained
housed at the county jail
Monday morning, March 24.

Ruby is a Graphic Designer who has
worked for the Monticello News for
nearly two years. She is married, with
two children and has lived in the area
for 20 years.
She has been a bank teller and also
worked for Winn Dixie in various
In her spare time, Ruby enjoys
spending time with her family, family
pets, and reading. She does yardwork,
including trimming, shaping, and

transplanting of shrubs, hedges, and
whatever else needs attention in the
She likes to paint and has painted
houses and done the required prepara-
tion before painting.
Furniture repair and refinishing also
occupies Ruby's spare time and she has
done work on pieces that have been in
her family for years. "I've either refin-
ished or repaired nearly every piece of
furniture in the house." she remarks.

Ruby Moore

4A MonIticello News

Wednesday, March 26, 2008




Cole Teaches New DARE Program In Schools

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Sheriff's Office Deputy
Investigator Sally Cole is
teaching the new DARE
program at Jefferson Ele-
mentary School to serve as
a deterrent for drug use by
the youth today
Cole explained that the
term DARE stands for
Drug Abuse Resistance Ed-
ucation. It is a drug abuse
prevention education pro-

gram that runs for 10
weeks, including gradua-
tion, and is designed to
equip students with
knowledge about drug
abuse, the consequences of
abuse, and skills for resist-
ing peer pressure to exper-
iment with drugs, alcohol
and tobacco. *
Based on the premise
that prevention is the only
long-term answer to drug
abuse, the program in-
cludes all 50 states and 53

countries. The DARE pro-
gram is taught in more
than 75 percent of the na-
tion's school districts, cre-
ating a positive
"atmosphere" for students
to interact with uniformed
law enforcement officers.
This unique program
uses uniformed law en-
forcement officers to teach
a formal curriculum to
students in a classroom
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trained deputy teaches the
program, after attending a
graduation and two-week
program prior to teaching.
The training includes up-
dates on drugs, gangs, In-
ternet safety, SRO,
teaching techniques and a
variety of other topics.
The DARE program is
a joint cooperation be-
tween the local school sys-
tem and the Sheriff's *
Office, and is taught in the
fifth grade classes at Jef-
ferson Elementary School.
DARE is funded
through private donations,
school, PTO, and Sheriff's
Office budgets.
The local children are
taught decision-making
skills, facts about drugs,
the influence of the media,
how to resist peer pres-
sure, ways to stay in
charge of their lives, and
how to be good citizens in
their communities.
In order to graduate
from DARE the students
must complete the student
workbook, have good at-
tendance, follow the DARE
and school rules, be good
role models, be good citi-
zens (no bullying allowed),
and write a DARE essay
DARE culmination in-
clude; awards for students,
songs and/or skits by stu-
dents,;a' drug-free pledge,
students reading their

DARE essay, and atten-
dance by community lead-
What DARE is not:
Scare tactics. DARE
relies on accurate informa-
tion and straightforward
A witch-hunt. DARE
officers never encourage
students to turn in family
or friends who may be
breaking the law. DARE
students are taught to say
"Someone I know..." when
sharing stories, never
using real names.
Hands-on drugs.
How drugs are used (meth-
ods) are not taught. Drugs
are never taken into the
classroom as part of
Some tips issued to
parents by DARE include;
Establish family rules
that make it clear that
drug use will not be toler-
Educate yourself
about drugs, so you can
talk informatively with

your children and answer
their questions.
Spend time with your
children listening to their
concerns and showing
how much you love and
care for them.
Recognize that you are
their most important role
Because peer pressure
is a major factor in teen
drug use, know your chil-
dren's friends.
Talk with other par-
ents. Try to establish uni-
form rules that make
access to drugs harder,
such as curfew, and the
amount of spending
money they receive.
If a problem exists,
get help! Don't say "Not
my child!"
Teach them about the
many positive alterna-
tives to drug use.
For further informa-
tion contact DARE Officer
Sally Cole at 997-0648 or at
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Monticello News photo by Debbie Snapp March 25, 2008
Bill Schofill helps daughter Megan count and open her col-
lected eggs from the easter egg hunt held Saturday, at Elizabeth
Baptist Church

KOA Kampground Expands S

Monticello News
Managing Editor
Richard Spinnenweber,
owner of KOA Kamp-
ground, 346 KOA Road, re-
cently added U-Haul truck
and trailer rentals to avail-
able services. The Kamp-
ground can now offer its
.-local customers a variety

Juanita Manj
Mrs. Juanita Mangum
j Saunders passed away
g Sunday March 23, 2008 in
SBrownsburg, Indiana.
She was born June 23,
1923 in Odessa, Florida.
Mrs. Saunders lived
most of life in Monticello,
with her husband Ottis
Saunders who preceded
her in death. Mrs. Saun-
ders was a member of the
First Baptist Church in
Funeral service will
be graveside Saturday,
March 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm
at Roseland Cemetery in
Monticello. The family
will receive friends at
Beggs Funeral Home

Ben Washington Jr.
01/22/55 01/11/04

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supplies designed specifi-
cally for moving household
furnishings, including
moving vans, open trailers,
closes trailers, furniture
pads, appliance and furni-
ture dollies, tow dollies and
auto transports.
U-Haul is the largest in-
staller of permanent

gum Saunders
Monticello Chapel, 485 E.
Dogwood Street, Monti-
cello Saturday, March 29,
from 1:00 pm 2:00 pm.
She is survived by her
children and their
spouses: Wesley and Mary
Saunders of Peachtree
City, GA; Gail and John
Frazier of Brownsburg,
IN; Peggy and Jeff Parker
of Seymour, IN; Patricia
Tinnell of Monticello; and
Bill and Lynne Saunders
of Madison; ten grand-
children LeAnne, Marci,
Clay, Micah, Jeremy, Eve,
Brittany, Rebecca,
Bethany and Joel; and one

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nation's largest retailers of
propane, and suppliers of
alternative fuel for vehicles
and backyard barbecues.
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We invite

Saturday, the
and eig

March 27
AA meetings are held
8 p.m. on Thursdays at
Christ Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129, 997-1955.
March 28
Monticello Rotary
Club meets every Friday at
noon at the
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street
for lunch and a meeting.
Contact President Judson
Freeman at 997-0370 for
club information.
March 29
A Goat Owners Gath-
ering, sponsored by the
Florida Meat Goat Associ-
ation, will begin at 11 a.m.
on Saturday at Willow
Pond Farm located at 194
Murmuring Creek Road.
Educational presentations
will continue throughout
the day. Contact Bob
Sylvester at 997-9946 for
more information.
March 29
SHARE delivery day
will be held 8 9:30 a.m.
Saturday at the Masonic
Lodge, 235 Olive Street in
Monticello. Contact
Martha Creel at 445-9061
for more information.
March 29
The regular Last-Sat-

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The honor of your presence is
requested to pay tribute to

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On her 91st Birthday 0

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Monticello, Florida 32344

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urday-of-the-Month meet-
ing of the Tallahassee Cro-
chet Guild will be held 10
a.m. 2 p.m. at the Jeffer-
son Arts Gallery, 575 West
Washington Street. No
children please. Free.
Bring your own projects or
work on some of the Talla-
hassee Crochet Guild proj-
ects. Diva Crochet Web
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March 29
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street.
For more information call
997-2129, 997-1955.
March 30
Solomon Lodge No. 6
invites the Jefferson
County community to its
2008 Family and Friends
Day program entitled
"Bringing our Families
Back to God" 3 p.m. Sun-
day The program will be
held at Welaunee MB
Church, 76 Avalon Road.
The keynote speaker will
be Bishop Dr. Lorenzo
Hall, pastor of The

Greater El-Beth-el Divine
Holiness Church in Jack-
sonville. For more infor-
mation contact Art Brown
at 284-3250 or solomon-
March 31
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest on
South Water Street. This is
a Class A Uniform meet-
ing. For information con-
tact Scout Leader Paul
Wittig at 997-1727 or 997-
March 31
AA Women's meetings
are 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.
March 31
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 infor-

Are You a "Tax-smart"
Provided by Robert J. Davison

Preparing your 2007 tax returns? Pay especially close attention
to those items, such as the "1099" forms, that may deal with
interest payments, dividends and capital gains distributions -
anything related to investments and investment-related taxes.
If you think you may have paid too much in these taxes in
2007, you may want to take steps to become a "tax-smart" in-
vestor for 2008 and beyond.
How do you become a tax-smart investor? Here are a few sug-
Boost your 401(k) and traditional IRA contributions.
Before investing in anything else, put in as much as you
can afford (within contribution limits) to your tax-de-
ferred investments, such as your traditional IRA and your
401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan.
Within your IRA and 401(k), your money. potentially will
grow faster than it would if placed in an investment on
which you paid taxes every year. Plus, you may get other
tax breaks. For example, you typically contribute pre-tax
dollars to your 401(k), so the more you. invest, the lower
your taxable income may be. And, depending on your in-
come level, some of your traditional IRA contributions
may be tax deductible.
Consider tax-free investments. If you're eligible to con-
tribute to a Roth IRA, strongly consider doing so. Your
Roth IRA earnings grow tax-free, provided you've had
your account for at least five years and you don't begin
taking withdrawals until you're 59-1/2. If you're in one of
the upper tax brackets, you also might want to invest in
municipal bonds. When you own a "muni," your interest
payments are free from federal taxes, and, if the munici-
pality that issues the bond is located in your state, the in-
terest .also may be exempt from state and local taxes.
However, some munis particularly airport and housing
bonds might be subject to the alternative minimum tax
(AMT). If you think you may have to pay the AMT, see
your tax advisor before investing in these types of bonds.
Keep fixed-income investments inside your 401(k). If you
keep bonds, CDs and other fixed-income vehicles inside
your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan, you won't
pay taxes on the interest income until you start making
withdrawals, so this income becomes, in effect, tax-de-
ferred. At the same time, you might want to keep growth
stocks and dividend-producing stocks outside your 401(k),
because these stocks can produce long-term capital gains
and dividends, both of which are currently taxed at a
maximum rate of just 15 percent. (Be watchful of upcom-
ing tax legislation, however, as both the capital gains rate
and dividend tax rate are scheduled to expire at the end
of 2010 and revert to earlier, higher levels.)
Become a "buy-and-hold" investor. You need to hold in-
vestments at least one year to earn the most favor able
capital gains rate when you sell. But the longer you keep
your investments, the more you can push these capital
gains taxes off into the future. Further more, by avoiding
frequent trading, you may be able to reduce some of the
other costs associated with investing.
Remember that investment decisions should be made on in-
vestment merit, not on tax considerations alone, even though
tax effects are critical to achieving a desired after-tax return
on an investment. A dividend can be increased, decreased or
totally eliminated at any point without notice. You should
consult with your tax advisor regarding your particular sit-
uation. Also work with your financial advisor to determine
which of these moves make sense for your individual situation.
Who knows? You could make investing a less "taxing" experi-

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


The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God was going to
call your name. in life we loved you dearly, in death we do
the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone;
for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our
guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at
our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the
same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link

Your Father, Sisters, Aunt Mary, Nephew, Niece, Chil-
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008




State Commander Visits

American Legion Post 49

Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp March 6, 2008
American Legion Post 49 Commander Ron Slik, left, accepts
the 100 Membership Recognition ribbon from State District III
Commander Warren Post.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
American Legion Post
49 and Ladies Auxiliary
held a spaghetti dinner
fundraiser March 6 to
raise money for special
Auxiliary projects.
The fundraiser was a
sell-out, with some 150
complete meals sold, mak-
ing a sizable profit for the

Post Commander Ron
Slik introduced the hon-
ored guests for the
evening Warren Post,
Florida State Commander
for the American Legion,
his wife Deloris, and Dis-
trict III Commander Gene
Post presented Slik
with a 100 percent Recog-
nition Ribbon for 2008, a

Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp March 6, 2008
State District III Commander Warren Post receives recogni-
tion from Cissy Boyd, (for Congressman Allen Boyd) for his ded-
ication and service to the veterans of the state of Florida.

Certificate of Apprecia-
tion, and pins for Post
Cissy Boyd presented
Warren Post a framed Let-
ter of Appreciation from
Congressman Allen Boyd,
for his dedication and
service to the veterans.
Michael Bishop, veteran
service officer at Boyd's
office, accompanied her.
Bailey Brinson was

recognized with a certifi-
cate for his 60+ year of
dedication to the Ameri-
can Legion and Post 49.
World War II uniforms
and other memorable
were collected and
brought in for display. The
veterans were proud to
talk about their collec-
tions to guests, and
shared stories about days
gone by

Local young ladies dressed as Southern
Bells welcome those attending the 2008 Home
and Heritage Tour on Saturday. March 15. Hadley
Revell is at left with Ashley Schofill. waving t
those passing through the downtown Monticell

The Jefferson County Historical Associ-
ation sponsored the 2008 Home and Heritage
Tour. Pictured while sitting on the north side
lawn of the Courthouse are Pamela Watt. left. and
Brooke Kinsey, ri ht.

4-H Photo Contest Quality Works Now Open

Deadline April 7

Monticello News
Managing Editor
The deadline for 4-
Hers to submit photos for
the exhibition is April 7.
This contest is designed
to provide a showcase for
members' photographic
are dis-
for pub-
lic view
to in-
and under-
standing of the 4-H
program. Participation
criteria is as follows:
Junior: Participants
must be 8-10 years of age
by Sept. 1, 2007.
Intermediate: Partici-
,pants must be 11-13 years
of age by Sept. 1, 2007.
Seniors: Participants
must be 14-18 years of
age by Sept. 1, 2007.
Guidelines follow:
Only prints may be
submitted for the ex-
hibit. All entries to be
judged at the State com-
petition must have the
negatives attached, or
they will be disqualified.
Digital photo entries
must have a file as jpg
image on a CD of zip disc
formatted for PC.
Advantix photos
should have a copy of the
film cartridge sufficing
for the negative. The
number on the index
print must match the
number on the film car-
Photo entries may be
either black/white or
color when processed
from negatives, a digital
camera, or slides.
4-Hers may submit
one entry and either: a
series of photo, picture
sequence or story, show-

ing a logical progression
of images, or an individ-
ual photo.
Pictures should de-
pict activities typical of
those in which 4-H mem-
bers and their friends
would likely participate.
size for a
single photo
is 8 X 10,
not includ-
ing mount-
ing. Mounted
photos may
measure 12
X 14. Max-
size for
series is
16 X 20.
All photos
(single and se-
ries) must be mounted on
a mat or foam core. No
other mounted material
(such as glass, wood,
plastic or metal) will be
SMember must com-
plete and attach the
Florida 4-H Certification
Statement form to the
back of the photo mount,
and not write on the

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The kind of work per-
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S'Auto Detailing includes,
Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, March 14, 2008 wash, wax, buff, vacuum-
Holding the ceremonial ribbon are Mary Frances Drawdy, left, and John Gebhard, right, as ing, carpet shampooing,
Quality Works Auto Detailing owner Tony Akins prepares to cut the ribbon. ing, carpet sampoolng,
engine cleaning, leather
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Monticello News detailing service. Every Tuesday,
AUCTION Staff Writer Akins offers a $10 discount to all sen-
at Quality Works Auto Detailing ior citizens. The also offer pickup and
Bell's Used-Cars, Inc. Salon officially opened its doors as deliver service. "There's no job too
323 SE County Road 255 Lee FL a new business in town, Friday, large or too small for us," said Akins.
March 21, at 890 N. Jefferson St. Akins presently has two full-time
Owners are retiring so all (formerly Davis Motors) and is employees, Dexter Roberson and Devin
vehicles must go open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Mon- Akins.
Gate and registration will open at day through Saturday. "We're very affordable," said
8:00 a.m. on March 29th. The traditional chamberr of Akins. "We're not the cheapest in
Commerce ribbon-dtting cere- town, but we guarantee that we are the
Items to be auctioned include cars monytook place on March 14. best
trucks. vans. 27' Class C Motor money place on March 14. best.

Tony Akins, 38, owns the busi-
ness, which he decided to open.
here because he saw a demand for

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call 997-0317.

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A nutrition education
and information campaign
sponsored annually by the
American Dietetic Associ-
ation (ADA). The cam-
paign is designed to focus
attention on the impor-
tance of making informed
food choices and develop-
ing sound eating and phys-
ical activity habits.
The American Di-
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consumers to look be-
yond the myths of nu-
trition and focus on the
Top 10
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1. Eating right doesn't
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Use to
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2. The best nutrition ad-
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4.' Balancing physical ac-
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5. Think nutrient-rich
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of your food choices
should be packed with vi-
tamins, minerals, fiber

and other nutrients and
lower in calories
6. Look at the "big pic-
ture" No single food or
meal makes or breaks a
healthful diet. Your total
diet is the most important
focus for healthful eating.
7. Prepare, handle and
store food properly to keep
you and your family
safe from food-
borne illness.
8. Don't fall prey to
food myths and mis-
information that
may harm rather
i- than benefit your

9. Read food labels
to get nutrition
facts that help you
make smart food
choices quickly and easily
10. Find the healthy fats
when making food choices.
By choosing polyunsatu-
rated or monounsaturated
fats, you can keep your sat-
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Lady Tigers Fall To Franklin County

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Lady Tigers fell
to Franklin County, 27-16,
March 20, to stand 1-9 on
the season.
Coach Regina Crews
said it seemed like the
Lady Tigers took control
in the first inning with
just about all of the play-
ers coming in to 'score one
run and Taylor Clements,
Shanice Brooks and Chan-
dra Tucker, each plating
two runs.
Crews said it appeared
as if Jefferson were head-
ing for a victory until
Franklin County came in
and stole the victory right
out from under them.

"There were no scores in
the 4 second inning, giving
Franklin an opportunity
to catch up," said Crews.
The only player to plate a
run in the third was
The Lady Tigers didn't
score any runs in the
fourth, allowing Franklin
the opportunity to catch
up and pass the Lady
Tigers in runs.
During the fifth and
sixth innings, Jefferson
scraped in four more runs,
one each by Brooks,
Breterrica White, Alyssa
Lewis and Tucker. The
runs pulled the score a lit-
tle closer, but not close
enough to pull out a

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JCMHS LadyTigers take time out for a quick snapshot. Standing, left to right; Misty Watson, Breterica White, Natoria Gilley, Jemarla
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Tigers Compete At Jesse Forbes Invite

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Middle High School com-
peted in the Jesse Forbes Invite March 1 and did
In girl's track events, Brionjala Jones came
in at 37 in the 100-meter with 15.21; Shanice
Brooks came in at 12 in the 100 hurdles with
19.49; and the team of Raeisha Bellamy, Tarnesia
McCray, Jakeia Morris and Ladaja Wade, came
in at 12 in the 4 x 100 with 58.11.
In boy's track events, for the 100-meter, Kelly
Hill came in at 32 with 11.83; Kendrick Huggins
came in at 39 with 12.19; and Lucius Wade at 53
with 17.01.
In the 200 meter, Wade came in #6 with 27.06;
Devondrick Nealy came in #41 with 25.08; and
Hill came in #51 with 25.98.
In the 400 meter, Harold Ingram came in 57th
with 1:06.46.
For the 300 hurdles, Nealy came in at 23 with

48.13; Tony Jackson cam
in at 27 with 54.00; and
DeAndre Tucker came
in at 29 with 56.92.
In the 4 x 100 meter,
the Tigers finished #14
with 44.90; in the 4 x 400
meter, Jefferson fin-
ished #12 with 4:26.62;
and in the 4 x 800 meter,
Tigers finished #14 with
10:10.93, team members

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In field events, Tucker finished #30 in the
long jump with 16.01; Kendall Grant finished #27
in shot put with 31'6"; Phillip Galloway finished
#33 with 26' 6'; and Tavaris Thompson finished
#36 with 25'6".
In the discus throw, Shayne Broxie finished
#18 with 88'2.5"; Thompson finished #23 with
77'6"; and Galloway finished with 73'7.5", place
was not specified.
Rather than competing in the Bulldog Invita-
tional March 5 as previously scheduled, the
Tigers competed in the Rickards Invitational;
however, Coach Jefferson said he was awaiting
the .results. The Tigers did not compete in the
FAMU Relays March 8 due to disciplinary action;
and they did not compete in the Lion Invita-
tional March 11 due to FCAT testing. They did
compete in the Ram Relays March 15 and the
Perry Invitational March 18; however, Jefferson
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4-H County

Events On Horizon

Monticello News
Managing Editor
The annual 4-
H County
Events are
scheduled to
begin 9 a.m.
April 12, at
the Exten-
sion Office.
who deliver
a demon-
speech are el-
igible to at-
tend the 4-H
Congress in
Gainesville for one
full week.
Residents of Jefferson
County are encouraged to com-
pete at the County level. Winners at
this level are then eligible to compete in
the District Events, Saturday, April 26.
Two components of the County
events are delivering a demonstra-

tion/illustrated talk, and pub-
lic speaking. Interested
students are encour-
aged to stop by the
Extension Office
and the staff will
be happy to as-
sist them with
their projects.
A 4-H port-
folio is similar
to a 4-H re-
sume. It is a
record of all of
a students 4-H
These portfolios
are used to deter-
mine state awards
such as trips to the
National Conference,
National Congress, and
for 4-H scholarships.
It is also a good reference for other
scholarships and employment applica-
tions. 4-Hers ages 14-18, should begin
thinking about putting their portfo-
lios together. For assistance, call John
Lilly at 342-0187.

Counselors Needed

For 4-H Camps

Monticello News
Managing Editor
4-Her's 13 years of age
and older who can follow
the guidelines for coun-
selors, are sought for sum-
mer camps. Camp
counselor training is
scheduled 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., June 20, at the Exten-
sion Office.
Potential coun-
selors must possess the fol-
lowing qualities:
*The ability to demon-
strate maturity and stabil-
*To guide in decision

*The ability to work
under indirect supervi-
sion, without someone over
your shoulder.
*To attend all activities
and events.
*To be friendly but not
partial, to everyone.
*To understand camp
rules, health, and regula-
*To respect the adults
and campers.
*To be firm without
being bossy
*To be tactful in what
you say.
*To be patient with

your campers.
*To fulfill your duties,
assignments, and jobs by
*To be aware of the
camper's welfare, and ad-
justments they have to
make to new surroundings,
and in essence be under-
standing to their feelings.
Under no circum-
stances are males allowed
in female cabins nor fe-
males in male cabins. This
results in a trip home.
Interested parties are
asked to call Coordinator
John Lilly, at 342-0187, for
additional information

JES K-5 Orientation Planned

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson Elementary School will
host kindergarten orientation for the
2008-2009 school year, 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.,
April 15 and 16 in the JES media center.

Information about about what par-
ents need to know about getting their
children registered, along with important
parent information will be provided.
Classroom tours will also be offered.
For further information contact the JES
front office at 342-0115.

Day Receives Scholarship to NFCC

Photo Submitted
ACA senior, Lindsey Day, received a softball scholarship to NFCC.
Pictured left to right are; Connie Day (mother), Jeffrey. Dabney (NFCC soft-
ball coach), Lindsey Day, and Tim Day (father.)
FRAN HUNT Fast-pitch softball coach Jeffrey
Monticello News Dabney said Lindsey would compete for
Staff Writer playing time at first and third base.
Athletic ability, versatility, agility, "We chose Lindsey because she has the
and being quick on her feet on the soft- potential to be a very big hitter for us,
ball diamond, has landed Aucilla Chris- as well as giving us several options in
tian Academy senior Lindsey Day a full the field on defense.
scholarship to North Florida Commu- "She is a very good student, and a
nity College, starting in the fall. great young lady. I expect Lindsey to
In the traditional ceremony with come in and be the best she can be in
schoolmates, teachers, coaches, and the classroom, on the field and in the
family, Day signed her letter of intent community," he said.
to play fast-pitch softball at NFCC on "The complete package of great ac-
Feb. 15. ademics, athletics, and a very support-
ACA Principal Richard Finlayson ive family is what drew me to her; and
said, "We're all so proud of Lindsey, what we want in our program. We are
her accomplishments, and her having very excited to have her joining the
the opportunity to play softball at North Florida Community College Soft-
North Florida Community College," ball team," he concluded.

Cedrick Brooks, Jr. Awarded

Full Scholarship To FSU
Cedric 0. Brooks,
Jr. was awarded a full
scholarship to Florida
State University, where
he will enroll in fall,
2008, in the Depart-
ment of Mathematics,
with a major in actuar-
ial science.
J He is the son of
Cedric Brooks, Sr. and
^/* V LaRhonda Jones. His
paternal and maternal
J grandparents are the
late Glenda Brooks,
I iGeorge and Mary
Turner, and Dessie
Jones, all of Monti-
Brooks is a member
of the International
Baccalaureate (IB) pro-
gram, the National
Honor Society, and Mu
Alpha Theta Honor So-
ciety at Hillsborough
High School, and will
graduate May 29.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

a team event to

fight cancer

2008 Jefferson County Relay For Lifej



.Families and Friends of Jefferson County
Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer

In its 8th year, walkers will go around
the clock in the battle against cancer dur-
ing the American Cancer Society Relay
For Life of Jefferson County
Teams of Jefferson County residents
will gather at the old Jefferson County
High School Track Field (located on
Water Street) on April 25th beginning at
6:00 p.m. for an overnight relay against
cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented
team event where participants can walk
relay-style around the track and take part
in fun activities off the track. Teams can
include coworkers, club members, family
and friends and have gathered donations
prior to the event. The fun-filled event
will conclude the next day, April 26th, at
12:00 noon.
"Relay For Life is a unique opportu-
nity for our community to come together
in the fight against cancer," said Dana
Lastinger, the Jefferson County Chair-
man. "Many of the participants are can-
cer survivors (anyone who has ever been
diagnosed with cancer), which serves as
a reminder that our community is not
immune to this disease and we can actu-
ally help our friends, families and neigh-
bors that have been touched by cancer,"
Lastinger added.
The public is also invited to attend
the Luminaria Ceremony, which will take

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place after sundown, on April 25. To
honor the community's cancer survivors
and to remember those lost to the disease,
survivors will circle the track rimmed
with glowing luminarias while the names
of survivors and those lost to the disease
are read aloud. Luminarias can be pur-
chased by calling Marianne Goehrig at
219-0722 or Michelle Brantley at 997-2701
Funds raised at Relay For Life will en-
able the American Cancer Society to sup-
port local services and resources for
cancer patients and their families. Funds
also support critical cancer research and
community education programs ,designed
to teach people how to reduce their risk
of developing cancer.
Relay For Life events are held
throughout the State of Florida, raising
millions of dollars for the fight against
cancer. The American Cancer Society is a
nationwide community-based voluntary
health organization dedicated to elimi-
nating cancer as a major health problem
by preventing cancer, saving lives and di-
minishing suffering from cancer through
research, education, advocacy and serv-
To become a part of this year's Jeffer-
son County Relay For Life event, contact
Marianne Goehrig at 219-0722 or Michelle
Brantley at 997-2701.

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Call and let us
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We will be happy
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American Cancer Society Relay For Life
Cancer Survivor Recognition

The Jefferson County Relay For Life
will conduct their Relay For Life event on
April 25th and 26th, at the old Jefferson
County High School Track Field (located
on Water Street.) One of the most excit-
ing events is the Cancer Survivors Lap.
Cancer survivors (anyone who has
ever been diagnosed with cancer) from
the Jefferson County area are invited to
walk the first lap of the American Cancer
Society Relay For Life to celebrate their
victory over cancer. The Survivors Lap
(to start the Relay event off) will be held
at 6:00 p.m on April 25th. The Relay event

will end the next day, on April 26th at
Each cancer survivor will be treated
to a special "Survivor's Dinner" that will
be held at the Monticello Opera House on
April 22nd. Each cancer survivor will
also receive a free T-shirt, and have spe-
cial recognition during the night of
Relay, as well as refreshments under the
Survivor's Tent during the Relay event.
There is no cost to participate. Can-
cer survivors need to call Bert and Nancy
Banks at 948-2829.
Families are welcome to attend.

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Breast cancer .. of herself. "r
in 2004 and isa was a wife, a
now cancer mother, and ""
free. The Can- a daughter,
cer was discov- caring for
ered in a loved ones,"
routine mam- she re-
mogram, which marked.
P.. was overdue. "I Jefferson ..\
knew I should County was
have it done, most sup-
but just never portive, she
seemed to find Mary Hartsfield said, and r .
the time," she early on she .
remarked. was contacted ..
Via a lumpec- and the cancer was by one who had a .
tomy to surgically spreading simulta- similar experience. NIL
remove the cancer- neously, she was Today Mary offers t
ous area, and rec- caring for her that support to oth-
ommended daughter Kathleen, ers, which is help -
S radiation therapy who had been in a ful when you know h '"
to be sure no cancer severe boating acci- what to expect, she .
. remained, Mary be- dent. remarks.
came cancer free. In addition, She strongly
As it happened, Mary's husband Bill urges women to have
about the time underwent surgery regular mammo-
Mary's cancer was about this time, so grams, and attrib- v '.
V discovered, she was in her words, Mary utes her recovery to .
caring for her was "too busy to be being other-ori- .
mother who had a sick." She attrib- ented and to her
kidney removed utes her recoveryto faith.



Monticello News
Managing Editor
Tracie and Perry Grantham have or-
ganized a Relay for Life Team, Hayley's An-
gels, in honor of their 10-year-old daughter,
Hayley, lost to cancer in February 2006.
A fundraiser is scheduled 11 a.m. to 4
p.m., Saturday April 12, at Adavanced Auto
Parts in Jefferson Squarewhich will in-
clude a Moon Walk, carnival games for
youngsters, food, andlraffles, including
tickets on the All American car donated to
the Cancer Society
event is also
planned for
the Relay
April 25 26.
was stricken
with a cancer-
ous tumor of
the brain
stem, when
she was 9
years old. The
tumor was
fast growing
and inopera-
ble and Hay-
ley was given
12 months to 1
live. She sur-
vived 11
spending two
months at
Shands Hospi- '
talin "
and a month -
in rehabilita-
tion, Hayley
returned home. Hayley (

Through the generosity of the community,
which sponsored fundraisers, and the
"Make a Wish Foundation", and other con-
tributions, the couple was able to travel
with Hayley to Hawaii and take a Disney
Cruise to the Bahamas.
She was an only child and her biggest
wish was to travel, her mother stated.
"ACA, where she was a fourth grader, was
supportive, and made us family" She con-
tinued, "In addition to visits by the princi-
pal and students to Hayley at Shands, the
school made her a cheerleader during a
varsity game, and made a DVD which
made her
smile. She
was an active,
child who
played sports,
and an "A' stu-
dent, and was
healthy, prior
S" to her cancer."
Camp Goli-
jah also hosted a
party for her
tenth birthday
Mrs. Grantham
added that the
Cancer Society
also plans a
weekend for par-
ents and chil-
cancer, ataDis-
which is inform-
and fun for chil-
The team's
website is:
leys angels

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Monticello News 13A




OL \\ ER, jointly and severally,

Case No.: 07-CA-306


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the llth day of March, 2008, and entered in Case No. 07-CA-
306. of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Jefferson
County, Florida, wherein GLENN ALEXANDER and LINDA ALEXAN-
DER, are the Plaintiffs and ALTON OLIVER and NARTOSA OLIVER
and JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA, are Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the NORTH DOOR OF COURT-
HOULSE at the Jefferson County Courthouse, in Monticello, Florida, at
II 00 a.m. on the 10th day of April, 2008, the following described prop-
enr asj set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
Lot 24 of Nobles Addition to the Town of Monticello, Florida, as
per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book "B", Page 19 in the
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County,
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as of 1990
(ADA), because of their disabilities, disabled persons who need special
accommodation to participate in this preceding should contact the ADA
Coordinator at Room 10, Monticello, Florida 32344 or Telephone (850)
342-0218 prior to such proceeding at (800) 955-8770 or (800) 955-8771.
Dated this 11 day of March, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court

Robert E, Morris, Esquire
Morris Law Firm
245 East Washington Street
Monticello, Florida 32344
(850) 997-0440

Tyler Sherrod, Deputy Clerk

3/19, 26 /2008, c.

Notice of Public Hearing

The Jefferson County Planning Commission will review and make a rec-
ommendation to the Jefferson County Commission regarding a proposed
major development site plan review for a warehouse addition at the PS
Art Company. The proposal is to be located off of Too Long Keen Road
on parcel number 12-1N-4E-0000-0068-0000. Interested parties may pres-,
ent their concerns at the Jefferson County Planning Commission meeting
on April 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Jefferson County
Courthouse located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and U.S. High-
way 90 in Monticello, Florida 32344.

The Jefferson County Board of County Commission will review and make
a decision regarding a proposed major development site plan review for a
warehouse addition at the PS Art Company. The proposal is to be located
off of Too Long Keen Road on parcel number 12-1N-4E-0000-0068-0000.
Interested parties may present their concerns at the Jefferson County Board
of County Commission meeting on April 17, 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.

From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36, para-
graph c: Each board, commission, or agency of this state or of any politi-
cal 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 per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hear-
ing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to 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.
3/26/08, c.

Notice ofPulic earning

he SBA Towers II, LLC has made an application for a proposed major
development site plan review for the placement of a 255 foot Guyed-Type
Telecommunication Tower. The purposed site is located on parcel # 29-3N-

vate road known as Windom Rd.

f you have any comments concerning the proposed Major Development,
please provide them to the Jefferson County Planning Office at the above
address. You may also present your concerns about the project to the Jef-
ferson County Planning Commission when they will review and make their
decision. The planning commission meeting on this project is scheduled
or April 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Jefferson County
courthouse located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and U.S. High-
way 90, in Monticello, Florida.

|From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36, para-
ygraph c: Each board, commission, or agency of this state or of any politi-
jcal 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
o appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with re-
jspect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will
Ineed a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she mayA
|need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings, is made, which
Record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be

'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.
3/26/08, c.

OWNER: Jefferson Communities Water System, Inc. (JCWS)
ADDRESS: Post Office Box82, Lloyd, Florida 32337.

Sealed BIDS for the construction of:
The installation of water mains consisting of 12,807 (+/-) L.F. of 2" DR-21
PVC, 14,221 (+/-) L.F. of 4"DR-18 PVC, 82,048 (+/-) L.F. of 6" DR-18
I PVC; 95,574 (+/-) L.F. of 8" DR-18 PVC with 400 meter services and re-
lated appurtenances.

The bids will be received by Jefferson Communities Water Systems, Inc
(JCWS) at the Capital City Travel Center Conference Room, 2716 Gam-
ble Rd., Lloyd, Florida until 12:00 Noon Daylight Savings Time EST April
21, 2008, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following lo-
cations: Dodge Plan Room in Tallahassee, Fl. the JCWS Office at 8210
Old Lloyd Road (CRI58, Lloyd, Florida 32337; and office of Jim Stid-
ham & Associates, Inc. Offices at 547 N. Monroe St., Suite 201, Talla-
hassee, Fl. 32301.

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may he obtained at the office
of Jim Stidham & Associates, Inc. Offices at 547 N. Monroe St., Suite
201, Tallahassee, FI 32301 upon payment of $200.00 (non-refundable).
Phone 850-222-3975.

No Bidder may withdraw his bid within 90 days after the actual date of the
opening thereof. Bids shall be subject to the conditions provided in the
Instructions to Bidders.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any
or all bids.

Each bidder must deposit with his bid, security in the amount of 5% of
the total amount bid, in the form and subject to the conditions provided in
the Instructions to Bidders.

The Contractor will be required to complete the work within 360 consec-
utive calendar days after the notice to proceed is issued.

As published in the Federal Register 10-3-80, goals for participation of
minorities and women in Federally assisted projects are as follows:
Minorities 29.5% All trades
Women 6.9% All Trades

Funding assistance is from USDA Rural Development. All Agency and
Program regulations and provision apply.

System Manager

March 21, 2008


The .Jefferson County Plannipg.
Commission will hold itgikilar
monthly meeting and E.A.R.
workshop on April 10, 2008 at
7:00 P.M. The meeting will be
held in the Courtroom of the Jef-
ferson County Courthouse located
at the intersection of US Highway
19 and US Highway 90 in Monti-
cello, FL. The meeting may be
continued as necessary.

Information concerning the meet-
ing is available at the Jefferson
County Planning Department,
445 W. Palmer Mill Road, Monti-
cello, 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 po-
litical subdivision thereof shall in-
clude in the notice of any meeting
or hearing, if notice of meeting or
hearing is required, of such board,
commission, or agency, conspic-
uously on such notice, the advice
that, if a person decides to appeal
any derision made by the board,
agency' or commission with re-
spect t| any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she
will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based. .
3/26/08, c.


The Area Agency on Aging lorH
North Florida, Inc. will hold iO,
Board of Directors Meeting onh
Thur-daj,. March 27, 2008. at
10 310 a m. ET. The meeting will"
be held at the Area Agency on.-
Aging for North Florida; 2414l
Mahjn Drine, Tjlljha.iee, Florida:

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