Group Title: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.).
Title: The Monticello news
Full Citation
Permanent Link:
 Material Information
Title: The Monticello news
Uniform Title: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.)
Publisher: Will H. Bulloch
Place of Publication: Monticello Fla
Publication Date: April 23, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: semiweekly[<1983-1994>]
weekly[ former <1925-1965>]
Subject: Newspapers -- Monticello (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jefferson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jefferson -- Monticello
Coordinates: 30.544722 x -83.867222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1903.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 23, no. 22 (Nov. 20, 1925).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028320
Volume ID: VID00203
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ADA7476
oclc - 10124570
alephbibnum - 000579629
lccn - sn 83003210
issn - 0746-5297
 Related Items
Preceded by: Weekly constitution (Monticello, Fla.)

Full Text

..... ....*.*ALL FOR ADC 320
Special Collectons s
Un0versi Fla Libraries
PO BOX W 26U 007


140th Year No. 17 Wednesday, April 23, 2008 500 460 + 4

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The county's fire and
ambulance services have
a new chief. He is James
"Jim" Billberry, whose
hiring as Fire Rescue
chief the County Commis-
sion approved on Thurs-
day, April 17.
Billberry comes with
30 years of experience in
the public safety field in
South Florida, but with
no current certification as
a firefighter or Emer-
gency Medical Technician
(EMT). It is a condition of
his employment that he
must renew his EMT and
firefighter certifications

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
After years of mostly
only talking about the prob-
lem, city officials are finally
taking action against own-
ers of abandoned and over-
grown properties,
particularly those contain-
ing derelict structures.
On Tuesday April 1, the
City Council declared 10
private properties as sani-
tary nuisances, which sets
them up for cleanup by city
crews, possible demolition
of existing structures, and
liens being placed against
the properties for the costs
of the cleanups and demoli-
"Before we can begin
cleaning up these proper-
ties, the council has to de-
clare them nuisances," City
Clerk Emily Anderson ex-
plained the process.
The condemnation of
abandoned and derelict
buildings and overgrown
lots is an issue that Mayor

Charter Revision
May Be
Down To A
Name Change
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
A city charter revi-
sion may be in the works.
Then again, it may be
that the revision entails
no more than a name
change for the City Coun-
Revision of the city
charter has been an ongo-
ing topic of discussion in
the council for about half
a year now. First pro-
posed by former Council-
man Brian Hayes toward
the end of his term, the
topic never went beyond
the talking stage. It was
an issue, however, picked
up by Councilman John
Jones, who replaced
Hayes on the council.
Please See Charter
Revision Page 2A

Around JC
Fun -N -Gami
Secretary's D

Monticello News Ploto By Laz Aleman,
April 17, 2008
Newly-hired Fire Rescue
Chief James Billberry officially
assumed his responsibilities on
Monday, April 21.

within a year.
Billberry was one of
three applicants for the
job, with one removing
his name from considera-
tion prior to the inter-
Billberry's. resume
shows that he served with
the Miami Police Depart-
ment from 1982 to 2006,
working his way up the
ranks from uniformed pa-
trolman to emergency
planner, police instructor,
detective and chief pilot
of thie aviation detail, re-
tiring as a lieutenant.
During the same pe-
riod, the resume shows
that Billberry served as a
lieutenant with the US

Coast Guard Reserve
(1984-1995), a volunteer
with the Key Largo Volun-
teer Fire Department
(1989-1995), and was presi-
dent and chief flight in-
structor for Florida Keys
Copters, Inc., (1993-2005).
Billberry earned an
AA Degree in criminal
justice administration
from Miami Dade College
in 1991. He is a licensed
airplane and helicopter
pilot and insurance agent.
Additionally, his resume
indicates he has experi-
ence as a first responder, a
hazardous device techni-
cian and a law enforce-
Please See
New Chief Page 2

Gerrold Austin, t
and his counter-
part on the o
County Commis-
sion, Commis- ----
sioner Eugene
Hall, have been
pushing for some
time now. The
majority, if not
all, of the proper-
ties that the city
condemned April
1 are in the south-
east quadrant of
the city com-
monly known as
Rooster Town.
ported that the Monticello News Photo By Laz Aleman; July 26, 2007
nearly 20 certified City officials have decided to take action against properties that are
letters that the overgrown or that have abandoned and derelict structures on them.

property owners informing so, she and City Manager present to the council at the
them of the code violations Steve Wingatey planned to May meeting, she said.
had resulted in a few of the continue working on the Wingate, for his part,
owners cleaning up their problem, she said. assured the council that
properties. But in still too In fact, the two were city crews would be able to
many cases, she said, the preparing a new batch of undertake the cleanup of
letters were either being ig- properties to be declared the overgrown lots. But the
nored or they were being sanitary nuisances, which Please See Abandoned
returned undelivered. Even package they expected to Lots Page 2A

Governor Appoints Local

Man To Regional Board

LAZARO ALEMAN other state agencies in the
Monticello News restoration of his 127-acre
Senior Staff Writer Rocking JL2 Ranch just
J. Luis Rodriquez, chief south of Lloyd.
executive officer of the Local residents no doubt
Trans Tech Agriculture Cor- can recall when the 127
poration and a cattle rancher acres were the property of a
in Jefferson County, has road building company that
added a new honor to his devastated the land, strip-
long list of accomplish- ping it of trees and soil and
ments. using it as a dumping
Gov. Charlie Crist on ground for concrete and
April 1 appointed Rodriquez other road construction and
to the governing board of the waste materials.
Northwest Florida Water I Upon purchasing the
Management District J. Luis Rodriquez property in 2003, Rodriquez
(NWFWMD), pending Senate confirma- embarked on a land restoration effort
tion. Rodriquez's term will run until that ended only recently and that trans-
March 1, 2012. formed the once desolate eyesore into a
Rodriquez's appointment to the showcase ranch, complete with grazing
NWFWMD Governing Board comes as cattle, sheep, and horses and a healthy
no surprise, given his previous govern- representation of wildlife. Through
ment work, including his years with the much of that restoration effort, Ro-
USDA, his participation in former Gov. driquez sought and received the advice
Jeb Bush's transition team, and his long Please See
involvement with the NWFWMD and Governor Appoints Page 2 A

2 Sections, 22 Pages
4-6A Spiritual Pathways
12A Section B
es 10A School/Sports
13A Relay For Life
ay 9A Viewpoints


Southern Music
Rising Wrap-Up

Coming in Friday's
...... Jefferson Journal

Baughman Named


County Volunteer

Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, April 17, 2008
Nan Baughman, right, was named "Most Outstanding Neigh-
boring County Volunteer," of the seven neighboring counties of
the Big Bend. Presenting the award is Mary Carol Kaney (left).

MAonticello News
Staff Writer
Nan Baughman was
named Most Outstanding
Neighboring County Vol-
unteer, of the seven neigh-
boring counties of the Big
Bend, April 17. "What an
honor to Nan and what an
honor for Jefferson
County" said United Way.
of the Big Bend Jefferson
Campaign Associate Mary
Carol Kaney "This award
is given to the single
county volunteer who
demonstrates extraordi-
nary commitment and
dedication to the success
of their county's cam-
She added that Baugh-
man has chaired the Jef-
ferson County United Way
Campaign on three differ-
ent occasions over the
past 10 years. "Each of the
United Way campaigns
raised money for Jeffer-
son County that stayed in
Jefferson County produc-
ing almost $200,000 for Jef-
ferson human care service
needs," said Kaney
Baughman is involved
in many activities in Jef-

ferson County She is an
active member of Monti-
cello/Jefferson Altrusa In-
ternational (serving 3
terms as president), active
member of the Water-
melon Festival Commit-
tee, serves on the Board at
the Jefferson Sr. Center, is
Project Coordinator of
Project Lifesaver for the
Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office and the Jefferson
Sr. Center, has served on
the Board of Refuge
House, and was past Exec-
utive Director of the
Chamber of Commerce.
She and her husband
Steve also have their own
"She is tenacious in
her search for dollars that
will benefit Jefferson
County," said Kaney "She
is forward thinking, tak-
ing the helm of the Strate-
gic Planning Council to
make life better for Jeffer-
son County Citizens.
"Jefferson County is
lucky to have her as a res-
ident and activist, and
United Way is lucky that
she donates her spare time
to United Way in her com-
munity," said Jlaney

People Upset Over NFCC

Decision To End Athletics

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The following things
are now ghosts at Frank
Cantey Field and Colin P.
Kelly Gym on the North
Florida Community Col-
lege campus in Madison:
*The smell of hotdogs
and popcorn
*The metallic sounds
of aluminum bats mak-
ing contact with base-
balls and softballs
*Infield chatter
among the players while
an opponent stands at bat
*The sound of a siz-
zling fastball making
contact with a catcher's

*Umpires yelling
"Play ball," "Strike" and
"You're out!"
*The sounds of
sneakers making squeak-
ing noises and the
sound of the basketball
on the court
*The beauty of an
arcing jump shot as it
sails through the air and
strips the net
The North Florida
Community College
Board of Trustees voted
to abandon the college's
Please See NFCC
Athletics Page 2A

Fire Rescue Dept. Gets New Chief

City Takes Action Against

Abandoned, Overgrown Lots


,'t d Hilp ..m a... l R.. .
\ itm at!0 in ..


4V. W a;,.

AiMMltl mlll' low R,

2A Monticello News Wednesday, April 23, 2008


SNew Chief ,Cont. From Page 1

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

Reserve Officer Takes Issue With Published Crime Rate

Dear Editor:
My name is Timothy Hightower Sr. and I would like
to address the article I observed in a recent edition
(April 11, 2008) of your paper. The article was entitled
"Jefferson Co. Crime Rate Drops".
While reading this article and comparing it with the
recent report issued by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, I observed misleading or just down right
false statements. The article states that the crime rate
for Jefferson County has dropped by 2.6 percent. This
statement and figure would lead the common citizen in
our county to believe, that this is a countywide reduc-
tion. Here is where the statements began to mislead the
citizens of Jefferson County:
I will agree that the crime rate is down, but the 2.6
percent reduction of the crime rate is directly attributed
to the Monticello Police Departments intense efforts to
curb crime within the city.
Again from the F.D.L.E. uniform crime report (2006
to 2007), the Monticello Police Department showed a
massive reduction of 39.06 percent in its crime rate,
while the same report revealed that the Jefferson
County Sheriffs Department incurred an overall
increase in its crime rate of 13.04 percent.
Having worked as a Monticello Police sergeant for a
number of years and still working as a reserve officer, I
feel disheartened that the Monticello Police Department
was in no way mentioned in the article. I also feel that
statements made in this article, were made intentional-'
ly to convey a false sense of security to our citizens of
Jefferson County.
Please take a few moments to check into these fig-
ures yourself at I assure
you that the numbers do not lie. Since 2005 the Jefferson
County Sheriffs Department has shown a decrease of
more than 50 percent in drug arrests when compared to

NFCC Athletics

athletic program for one year
and probably more at its
Tuesday, April 15, meeting.
The news did not sit well in
Madison and surrounding
Jackie Johnson, a
Madison businesswoman
who was among the college's
first baseball boosters when
the program was reinstated
in the 1980s, was among
those upset by the vote.
"I'm distressed because
our kids are lacking in so
much," Johnson, who was
related to Frank Cantey (for
whom the softball field at
NFCC is named) through
marriage, said. "We need to
hold on to all the recreation
that we can."
A 1964 graduate of the
college, Johnson elaborated,
saying, "We were making so
much progress with the new
recreation park and every-
thing. The people who are
running it are doing a great
job and then we have to pull
the athletic program at the
Johnson said that she is
extremely proud of the col-
lege's academic program but
that sports were needed also
at the college.
In Suwannee County,
Alex Flowers, president of
the county's baseball boost-
ers, said he thinks that NFCC
canceling sports is just the
tip of the iceberg.
"I think we will see more
and more of them do it," he
Flowers noted that Lake
City Community College had
already done away with its
athletic program and that the
cutbacks in sports are hitting
a lot closer to home.
"They have been talking
about cutting out some of our
middle school sports here,"'
he said.
Flowers has a son, Clent,
and a stepdaughter, Erika,
who are involved in the
sports program at Suwannee
High. Erika is a cheerleader
and Clent is a baseball play-
A junior this season,

Clent is looking at playing
college baseball.
"They (the NFCC base-
ball team) finally got good
this season and now they're
cutting the program," Alex
Flowers said. "I'm afraid it's
going to cost some young
'uns an education."
Flowers said he was sure
that the trustees could find
the money for sports if they
would just look for it. One
suggestion that he'gave was
for the college teams to play a
20-game schedule like high
schools instead of the typical
40-game schedule.
"Half of the games would
be at home, anyway,"
Flowers pointed out. "They
wouldn't have a lot of money
in travel for those games and
the local games might gener-
ate revenue."
Flowers said that the
booster club for Suwannee
High pays for most of the
school's baseball program.
He said that the school dis-
trict there had only allotted
$1,500 for the program and
that the uniforms alone had
cost over $8,500.
"Why can't the college
have boosters help offset
some of their costs?" Flowers
Flowers also said that he
would like to know where the
money that was supposed to
be generated by the Florida
Lottery for education went.
The lottery, which was
instituted in the 1980s, was
supposed to provide more
money for education; howev-
er, some legislators, seeing
the extra money coming in
from the lottery, cut what
was already spent for educa-
tion and replaced it with lot-
tery dollars.
Connie Day, mother of
Aucilla Christian Academy
star player and Madison resi-
dent Lindsey Day, said her
daughter also had a bitter pill
to swallow.
"She had wanted to play
at North Florida since she
was a little girl," Connie Day
Connie added that

previous years. I assure you that the drug problem in
our county has not decreased. Again, numbers do not
lie. We can write articles in the paper and make beauti-
ful speeches, but numbers do not lie.
I feel the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department
needs to increase its concentration on curbing the huge
drug problem that is affecting every citizen in our coun-
ty. Elicit drug sales, drug manufacturing and drug
transportation is becoming an epidemic in this county.
I would guess that every person reading this article
knows someone in our county that either has a drug
problem, has had a drug problem or has been affected by
something to do with drugs. It is bad here in Jefferson
County and turning a blind eye to it or trying to cover it
up in order to look good is foolish.
It is time we take control of this problem and fix it.
The age kids start experimenting with drugs is getting
younger each year. We all have a responsibility to teach
children about drugs, but it is the Sheriffs
Department's responsibility in our schools to assist in
teaching our children at a young age to stay away from
drugs and report those who are using drugs.
We need to institute a community wide drug aware-
ness program to teach our children, our parents and our
teachers what to look for and how to detect drug use in
our children. If we cut off the head of the snake, the
body will die.
In other words if we cut the demand for drugs, the
dealers will leave our county. Burglaries, robberies, car
theft and most other person crimes are directly related
to drug use. We must stop it now or we will lose our
younger generation.
Thank you for your time in reading this and I ask
you to please demand a change.
Timothy Hightower Sr.

Lindsey, who had signed to
play for NFCC, still had not
heard whether the college
would honor the scholarship
that she signed with head
softball Coach Jeff Dabney.
Connie said that Lindsey
had spoken to a couple of
other colleges since, but one
coach had told her that the
roster for her team was
already full for next season.
"People tell me that there
is still time (for another
scholarship to be signed) but
it's kind of late in the sea-
son," Connie said.
Connie said she would
support Lindsey in whatever
decision she makes concern-
ing her softball career.
"She has really been
hurting over this," Connie
said. "I'm very disappointed
the way this was handled. It's
going to be very hard for girls
to find scholarships."
Jefferson County Sheriff
David Hobbs, whose daugh-
ter Brittany played for the
NFCC softball team, spoke to
Fran Hunt, the sports
reporter for The Monticello
News. She said, "It's a shame
for a student athlete in
Lindsey Day's case. Other
schools have already recruit-
ed their players for the fol-
lowing year."
Brittany Hobbs' scholar-
ship at NFCC will be hon-
ored, but David Hobbs said
that he understood that Day's
scholarship would not be
Rosalyn Bass, Lindsey's
high school coach, (speaking
to Hunt) said, "It's pretty sad
when athletes go from
Aucilla to NFCC to play
sports locally and then it's
pulled out from under them."
ACA Principal Richard
Finlayson also spoke to Hunt
and said that he is disap-
pointed that the college had
to pull the sports programs
but that he understood that
the Board of Trustees had the
students' best interest at
heart. He said that it could
not possibly happen at ACA.
Frederick Mickler, a
retired Jasper physician who

Cont. From Page 1

was originally from
Madison, was the voice of the
Sentinels' baseball team for
15 or 16 years. He said that he
was very disappointed to
hear about the vote to sus-
pend sports at NFCC.
"Sports was a real plus
for the county and town to
have a school that competes
with Panama City and
Pensacola," Mickler said.
"For Madison to be com-
pared with them was a real
Mickler said he hopes
that there is someway to
counteract the program's dis-
Mike Harris, the athletic
director at Lafayette High
School in Mayo, said, "I had-
n't really thought too much
about it. It's unfortunate
because of the budget cuts.
We did have people from
here that continued their
academic and athletic
careers at NFCC."
Mike Harris continued,
saying, "It's somewhat
understandable with the
budget cuts."
He said that this past
year, no one from Lafayette
had signed to play basketball
and he was not aware of any
who signed to play baseball
or softball at NFCC. He said
that it had been a few years
since anyone at Lafayette
had signed to play for NFCC.
Price Harris, who grew
up in Madison watching the
Sentinels play ball and who
is now the head football
coach and athletic director at
Taylor County High School
in Perry said, "I hate to see it
happen. It's put one girl here
who signed with the
Sentinels in a bind. There are
so many people who go play
ball there and then go some-
where else after they gradu-
ate to play ball. It's a shame,
but, on the other hand, I
understand. Sports are
expensive and you get caught
in a budget crunch. I don't
think anyone (in the NFCC
administration and on the
Board of Trustees) wanted to
see it happen."

Everything You Need
Whatever information you're looking for, job listings,
sports highlights, school or local news, the newspaper
has got you covered. Call 850-997-3568 to have at( of
this and more delivered to you bi-weekly.

Monticello News Et The Jefferson County Journal
1215 North Jefferson Street

ment instructor, among other skills.
County Coordinator Roy Schleicher, one of a five-
member selection committee, praised Billberry's cre-
"He comes to us with a tremendous amount of expe-
rience," Schleicher said. "He is well versed in law
enforcement, Homeland Security and emergency man-
He added that Billberry understood that if he did not
complete the required certifications during the proba-
tionary first year, it would be grounds for termination of
his employment.
Billberry told commissioners that he and his wife
had fallen in love with the area about three years ago
and purchased a property on the east side of the county.
He said he looked forward to being involved in the fire-
fighting and social community here.
Billberry's salary will be $41,200, the same as outgo-
ing Fire Rescue Chief Mark Matthews. Matthews
informed commissioners several months ago that he
wanted to step down as chief and take up again the
duties of a lieutenant.
Billberry's first day as Fire Rescue chief was

Abandoned Lots Cont. From Page 1
demolition of structures was something that would require
the services of a professional demolition outfit, especially
as it entailed liability issues, he said.
In the end, city officials agreed to explore the cost of hir-
ing a professional demolition company. They also talked
again of contacting the city and county fire departments to
determine if firefighters could possibly burn the structures
as part of training exercises. The latter idea has been dis-
cussed previously but has failed to produce results, either
because city officials have not followed through with a
request or the fire chiefs have not responded.
On a related topic, the council made a little headway on
the removal of abandoned vehicles from city rights-of-way,
another issue that it has been wrestling for some time. Part
of the lack of enforcement apparently stems from the lack of
a contract with a towing company. On April 1, the council
consented to sign agreements with two local towing compa-
nies, provided that each met the legal, financial and other
requirements. The way it was discussed, the city would
alternate towing jobs between the two competitors, assur-
ing that each got a fair share of the work.
The council is expected to discuss the issue again at its
May 6 meeting.

Charter Revision Cont. From Page 1
Jones called for a charter revision at his first coun-
cil meeting after taking office in January. As part of the
revision, Jones proposed changing the name of the
council to city commission. He repeated his request at
subsequent council meetings, but with a variation at
the April 1 meeting. It now appears that more than
being interested in a general charter revision, his con-.
cern is more specific. Namely, he wants to change the
council's name so that the appellation better addresses
"We need to change the name City Council to City
Commission or alderman or counselor so that it's more
compatible with everyone," Jones said, referring to the
awkwardness of addressing female members with the
appellation of councilwoman or councilperson.
City Attorney Bruce Leinback pointed out that if it
was merely a matter of changing the council's name, it
might not require a referendum, as a charter revision
would. He promised to research the matter and report
his finding to the council on May 6.
Originally, the idea for a charter revision stemmed
from the fact that the document has not been updated
in years ard contains much obsolete and inconsistent
Governor Appoints Cont. From Page 1
and assistance of the NWFWMD and other state agencies,
particularly in the restoration of the natural water flows
on the land.
Rodriquez's roots in agriculture run deep, going back to
Cuba, where his family operated a large farm, and before
that to Spain, where his grandparents ranched until the
Spanish Civil War forced them to flee in the 1930s.
Rodriquez himself, and his family, were forced to flee
Cuba in 1959, following Fidel Castro's takeover of the coun-
In Palm Beach County, FL, where the family reestab-
lished its agricultural operations, Rodriquez and his father
became the world's largest producers of eggplants in the 70s
and early 80s. In 1989, Rodriquez sold the business and went
to work for the USDA in Washington, DC. He first became
familiar with Jefferson County in the late 90s.

EMER ALD GREENE KINSLEY o Cau tSSotoSAfitld ona' S :20in.
Publisher/Owner tadlie l ilAdvreniemnt i nO at n'p.n,
RAY CICHON CEIOctIo\ DEvs aw arl -
Managing Editor Subscription Rates:
Florida $45 per year
LAZARO ALEMAN Out-of-State $52 per gear
Senior Staff Writer
P.O. Box 428
1215 North Jefferson Street
Monticello, Florida 32345
Fax: 850-997-3774

Esitablishtited 1869
A weekly newspaper [USPS 361-6201 designed for the express reading
pleasures of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future res-
Published weekly by ECB PIublishitng. Inc., 1215 North Jefferson St.
Monticello, FL 32344. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Office in
Monticello, Florida 32344.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MONTICELLO NEWS, P.O.
Box 428, Monticello, FL 32345.

This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news mat-
ter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the
best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investi-
gate any advertisement submitted.
All photos given to ECB Publishing, Inc. for publication in this newspaper must
be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. ECB
Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible tor photos beyond said deadline.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Monticello News 3A


t9 ac.. .. .

Now Capt. Roger Murphy of MPD, patrols the scene of a robbery, in
March, 1993, of Mr. Koll's clothing store at Jefferson Square. I

Debbie Snapp

Debbie Snapp joined the "Monticello Subsequently, they operated an under-
News" in 2003, as a receptionist/society ground utilities and construction company,
writer, shortly after moving here from and worked on the Atlanta Marta trans-
Atlanta, with her husband Clyde. portation system.
She was bom in Camden, NJ, and stud- The couple owned the business until
ied business at the local community college. Clyde retired in 2003.
Early in life, her dream was to own a Debbie has been a member of the
dance studio, and she taught ballet, tap, jazz American Business Women's Association,
and gymnastics over the years. since 1987. Raising funds for education has
After her marriage, Debbie earned her always been a priority of hers. She especial-
CDL license and she and her husband drove ly likes to help women get back into the
as a team across the country, and traveled workforce after their children are grown and
through every state in the Union. independent.

f MonicllJefsCrnal

April 22, 1998
Indications are that a proposed
ordinance establishing a one-year
moratorium on high-density subdi-
visions will be passed when it comes
up for a second public hearing on
May 21.
The county is eligible for a
$32,500 state grant, money to be used
for the preparation of a plan that
would make the community less
vulnerable to natural disasters.
A Lloyd man, Clyde Mosley, 30,
was arrested by the Sheriff's
Department Friday and charged
with sexual battery of a Perry
woman, 22, occurring Wednesday in
i Lloyd.
The body of a Greenville man
missing since Saturday was found 6
p.m. Monday by a Taylor County
search team, according to the
i Sheriffs Department here.
Commissioners have postponed
a decision on proposed changes to
the land development code that
would strengthen the regulations
governing the approval of high-den-
sity subdivisions.
April 20, 1988
Rep. Gene Hodges is gearing up
for the coming election as he pre-
pares to seek re-election to his 9th
It was a dream come true for
local country/rock group Encore as
fans cheered the group on to victory
in the third round of the Marlboro
Country Music Talent Roundup
semi-final competition in
Tallahassee on April 13.
Spirits were lifted as well as
iron at the AA State Weightlifting
weekend as the Jefferson Tigers
placed fourth out of 34 teams with
Tiger Walter Payne winning the
state championship in his category
on Saturday.
April 20, 1978
Marine Sgt. Ernest I. "Boots"
Thomas will receive the recognition
'-'he has deserved for some 33 years,
'"Thursday, April 27, when the House
of Representatives will present to
his relatives a resolution honoring
,-his bravery and courage as one of
the men who helped to first raise the
American flag over Iwo Jima in
World War II.
Artistic Apron House would like
to expand and could provide up to
"V .. \\ ,,,.......

County Requests $300,000

For Sewer Upgrade

Jefferson County has asked the state
for $300,000 to build new sewer lines and
plant upgrades. But the state Legislature
isn't likely to fund local projects this
The new sewer lines would be
installed along the Lloyd Interchange of
Highway 59 and 1-10,
"Anything with a price tag" is unlike-
ly to be funded by the Legislature this
year, said Rep. Curtis Richardson.
Speaking of septic tanks and effluent
seeping into the aquifer, and the new
development occurring in North Florida,
water is becoming an issue, and "we're
going to have to address this,"
Richardson said, "but this is certainly not
the year."
Dick Bailar, chairman of the Utility
Development Committee, said for
Jefferson County to bring in commercial
businesses, it needs water and sewer
lines. "If we build them, commercial
organizations will hook up," Bailar said.

"This is a venture in capitalism."
If the county installs new sewer lines,
it will have to upgrade the existing treat-
ment plant in Monticello.
Bailar said new sewer lines would
create the potential for the building of
offices and apartment complexes in
Jefferson County, and would be a "user-
driven project." The businesses and
apartment residents would pay hook-up
and monthly user fees.
The total cost to build the lines and
upgrade the plant is estimated at $463,708.
Jefferson County has set aside $163,708 it
received from the state's fund for fiscally
constrained counties that need help to
construct infrastructure.
Sally Cooey, spokesperson for the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District, said the county will need a col-
lection/transmission permit and a map of
plans. Jefferson County has not yet
applied for permits to build new sewer
lines, she added.

Every year, kids in North America
spend close to half a billion dollars on
chewing gum!

100 new jobs for county residents if
they had sufficient water.
The newly erected signs pro-
claiming Monticello as the home of.
football star Jack Youngblood were
defaced by paint-spraying vandals"
last Friday night.
April 20, 1968
Two future golf pros, Wally
Dunn and Barry House packed their
bags (including clubs) and headed to
sunny St. Petersburg last Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Birny Linn had as
Easter weekend visitors Mr. and
Mrs. Birny Linn, Jr. and children, of
Milton, FL, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
W. Linn and children, of West Palm
Beach, and Mr. and Mrs. James L.
Hagan, of St.. Petersburg.'
Ricky Davis and Milton Booer
are here to spend the Easter week
holidays with their parents.
April 20, 1958
Miss Fern Nix won flight honors
in the Annual Women's Golf
Tournament which ended Saturday,
April 19, at the Glen Arvin Country
Club, Thomasville.
The Sardis Women's Society of
Christian Service met Thursday,
April 17, at the home of Mrs. James
Ingram. The following officers for
the coming year were elected:
President, Mrs. F.M. Mathers; Vice-
President, Mrs. Johnny Halpin; Sec.
and Treas., Mrs. Charles Morris;
Sec. of Missionary Education, Mrs.
Cecil Stover, Sec. of Spiritual Life,
Mrs. Johnny Halpin, Sec of Youth
Work, Mrs. F.O. Bullard, Sec. of
Children Work, Mrs. W.J. Hatchett;
Sec. of Christian Social Relations,
Mrs. C. Stover; Sec. of Literature
and Publications, Mrs. James
Ingram; Sec. of Status of Women,
Mrs. Charles McClellan.
April 20, 1948
John S. Elam was elected secre-
tarytreasurer of Monticello PCA,-,
following the resignation of J.E.
James B. Sledge was among theI
84 students at Baylor University
who made all A's for the winter I
A baseball club was' organized.
Monday night. Officers named are,
manger, C.A. Noegel, Tom Clark, /
Tom Braswell, Jack Fountain,1,,
George Mills, Franklin Floyd, and
Henry Malloy.

4A Monticello News



Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Hamilton FSU Graduate

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Robin Deonjala
Hamilton, daughter of
Carolyn J. Hamilton, of
Monticello, will graduate
from Florida State Uni-
versity with honors 7:30
p.m. Friday, April 25,
She is the grand-
daughter of Mrs. Harry
Lee Edwards, a resident
of Brynwood Center, and
the niece of Pastor Willie
C. Cuyler and Evangelist
Harriett Cuyler.
She is a member of
Saint Tabernacle Church
Of God in Unity, Monti-
Hamilton will obtain
a Bachelor of Science de-
gree in Communication
Science and Disorders,
Cum Laude. Her tenure
at FSU has been well
marked with her aca-
demic achievement, cam-
pus and community
involvement, as well as
being an overall student
leader and role model for
her colleagues.
While at FSU, she
was actively involved
with the Center for Aca-
demic Retention and En-
hancement, a program
that provides prepara-
tion, orientation and aca-
demic support
programming for stu-

dents who are among the
first in their family to at-
tend college, and for
those who otherwise may
face unique challenges in.
college because
of economic,
and cul-
tural or

was also involved
with the College Reach-
Out Program (CROP), a
pre-collegiate program
for middle and high
school students in the
Wakulla, Leon, and Gads-
den county schools,
where she was a mentor
for four years.
Not only was she an
active member, volun-
teer, and advocate for
CARE, she was also an
active leader in several

other organizations on
campus. These include a
Justice on the FSU Stu-
dent and Greek Judicial
Board, the Senior Class
Representative for
The National


$ Hear-
L ing As-
Vice Presi-
dent of Stu-
dents Supporting
Students Mentoring Or-
ganization (SSSMO), and
a Peer Leader for the
FSU First Year Experi-
ence Program, where she
taught with FSU faculty
and administrators. In
addition, she served as
Volunteer Recruitment
Chair for FSU's Relay for
Life, which is a signature
event for the American
Cancer Society to raise
funds for the education,
advocacy, research and
services for those fight-
ing against cancer.
She was also a mem-
ber of the Kids Incorpo-
rated Volunteer Advisory
Board, and was certified
to be a Peer Health Edu-
SDespite Hamilton's
involvement over four
years at FSU, she never.
lost focus on why she
came to college and what
she wanted to attain.
Through her perse-
verance, dedication, hu-
mility, and optimistic

attitude, she was offered
membership into the
Omicron Delta Kappa
National Leadership
Honor Society, the W.E.B.
DuBois Honor Society,
the Garnet and the Gold
Key Leadership Hon-
orary, the first and oldest
honor society estab-
lished in the state of
Florida, and the Kappa
Epsilon Chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, In-
In this past year,
Hamilton has received
several honors and
recognition for her out-
standing leadership and
service to Leon County
and the FSU community
Some of these awards in-
clude the Kids Incorpo-
rated KidsFriend award,
Chamber of Commerce
award, and the most re-
cent the College of Com-
munication President's
Humanitarian award.
She often expresses
to her students and peers
that "you must love and
have a passion for what
you do in order to enjoy
it. Never participate in
any activities for the
mere purpose of pleasing
others, because they'
want you to do it; how-
ever, get involved be-
cause you have the desire
to give back to a commu-
nity that has in some
way molded and shaped
who you are and who you
will become."
This one concept has
kept her humble and ap-
preciative while at FSU,
and it is her hope that
she has in some way im-
planted this into some-
one else.
Hamilton concludes,
"Look what God can do
if you only delight your-
self in Him. It has been
proven through my life's
testimony; He WILL give
you the desires of your

Monticello News
Staff Writer
USDA Commodities
and Second Harvest en-
courage volunteers to
help bag food packages
6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25
for distribution 9-11 a.m.
Saturday, April 26 at the
New Bethel AME
Church, 6496'Ashville
Contact Essie Norton
at 997-5683, or Ruth Ann
Scurry at 997-3102 for in-
New Bethel AME,

Community Skate

Night At Church

Of Nazarene
The Church of the
Nazarene is hosting a
skate night, 6 to 8 p.m.,
Friday, April 25.
Bring your own
skates, or you may bor-
row them from the in
house "Roller Club."
There is no charge for
the skate night. Conces-
sions will be available at
a nominal cost.
The Church of the
Nazarene is located at
1590 N. Jefferson Street.
For additional informa-
tion, contact the church
office at 997-3906.

Elizabeth MB, and Hick-
ory Hill MB churches
sponsor this food distri-
bution program.
Distribution is held
on the fourth Saturday
of each month and food
is bagged the day before.
Monetary donations
to purchase food, and do-
nated food items for the
program, are appreci-
ated, as are volunteers to
help with the program.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Brotherhood of
Christ Episcopal Church
announces for .the fourth
year, the availability of at
least two scholarships for
deserving Jefferson County
2008 high school graduates.
The scholarships will
be awarded to at least one
male and one .female gradu-
ate, in the amount of $500
Students applying for
these scholarships must be
active in their churches, in
their community, and be of
outstanding character.
The Brotherhood of
Christ Episcopal Church
holds several fundraisers
each year with the pro-

ceeds used to improve the
lives and welfare of Jeffer-
son County residents.
The major fundraiser is
the Annual Gourmet Din-
ner held at the Christ Epis-
copal's Gerry Hall each
This year the Gourmet
Dinner is planned Satur-
day, May 3.
In addition to provid-
ing these scholarship
opportunities, the Brother-
hood of Christ Episcopal
Church has provided gifts
for underprivileged chil-
dren at Christmas, sup-
ported the operations of
the food pantry, playground
construction, and other
community needs as they
have arisen.
Applications are avail-

able at Jefferson County
High School and Aucilla
Christian Academy Guid-
ance Offices.
The scholarship will be
awarded based on the fol-
lowing criteria: must be a
Jefferson County resident;
a 2008 graduating senior;
attending full time a two or
four year post secondary
school; and applicants
must submit two letters of
recommendation, one from
a teacher or guidance coun-
selor and one from their
minister or designee.
Application must be re-
ceived by 5 p.m., Friday,
May 2, at the Christ Episco-
pal Church Office, 425
North Cherry Street.
For more information
call 997-4116.

lI D Br, 1 ] H-i- "l[]


o Body & Paint Work Frame Straightening

1630 E. Jackson St. Thomasville, GA
(located behind Langdale Auto Malil)

'Alibis' Dinner Theatre

Opens May 2

At Opera House

Monticello News
Managing Editor
The Monticello Opera
House presents "Alibis,"
its spring production of
an audience-interactive
murder mystery dinner
theater show, the week-
end dates of: May 2, 3, 9,
10, 16 and 17.
'Alibis" is a humor-
ous spoof on the classic
English country manor
murder mystery
An assorted and pecu-
liar group of people are
invited to Seven Oaks for
a dinner party, but the
hostess has disappeared.
There are murders (or
were there?), and every-
one is a suspect.
Prizes will be
awarded to audience

members who can crack
the case.
Courses of the meal
are served between
scenes in the play, as the
audience watches for
clues to solve the mys-
tery and win a prize,
Similar dinner shows
have made for enjoyable
evenings at the Opera
House and attendees can
expect an evening filled
with good food and enter-
Tickets are $40 each,
including dinner catered
by Carrie Ann & Com-
pany Tickets are $35 for
members. Doors open at
6:30 PM, and the play
starts at 7:00.
Reservations are re-
quired. Call the Opera
House at 997-4242.

USDA Commodities, Second Harvest

Seek Volunteers To Bag Food

Brotherhood of Christ Episcopal Church

To Award Local Scholarships

Observe "Tax Freedom Day" by Following
"Tax-smart" Investment Strategies
Provided by Robert J. Davison

Recently, millions of us filed our taxes. But tax season isn't
over yet because April 23 is Tax Freedom Day. You won't find
it on your calendar, but Tax Freedom Day can still be meaning-
ful if you use it as a starting point to review your own invest-
ment tax situation.
Tax Freedom Day is the date when average Americans will
have'earned enough money to pay their federal, state and local'
tax bills for 2008. Each year, the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit
tax policy research organization, calculates when Tax Freedom
Day will occur. The date changes from year to year, based on
changes in tax laws and the rate of economic growth in the
Of course, the idea of a "day" in which you have put taxes be-
hind you for the year is something of a fiction. After all, if you
work for a company, your employer typically withholds taxes
from all your paychecks; if you are self-employed, you probably
pay taxes every quarter. And yet, it's useful to think of Tax
Freedom Day because it can push you toward making some im-
portant changes especially in the area of investment taxes.
If you think you may be paying too much in taxes on your in-
vestments, what can you do about it? Here are a few steps to
Put more money into tax-deferred retirement accounts. If
you have a 401(k), 403(b) or other employer-sponsored re-
tirement plan, contribute as much as you can afford and
increase your contributions every time you get a raise. You
generally fund your plan with pre-tax dollars, so the more
you put in, the moe you can lower your annual adjusted
gross income. And your earnings have the potential to
grow on a tax-deferred basis, so you pay no taxes until you
withdraw money from your plan.
Look for tax-free investment opportunities. If you are in
one of the higher tax brackets, you might benefit from
owning municipal bonds. When you own municipal bonds,
or "munis," your interest payments will be free from federal
income taxes; if the municipality that issues the bond is
located in your state, your interest payments also may be
exempt from state and local taxes. (However, some munic-
ipal bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum
tax.) Your Roth IRA earnings are also tax-free, provided
you don't take withdrawals until you are at least age 59-
1/2 and you've had your account for five years.
Hold stocks for the long term. Income taxes aren't the
only types of taxes associated with investing; you also may
have to pay capital gains taxes. If you hold your stocks for
more than one year before selling them, your gains will
only be subject to a maximum capital gains rate of 15 per-
cent. (This rate is effective through Dec. 31, 2010.) But if
you sell your stocks within a year of buying them, your
gains will be taxed at your ordinary income tax rate.
By following these suggestions, and by consulting with your tax
advisor, you may be able to speed up the date of your personal
Tax Freedom Day. And, at the same time, you might also
quicken the pace toward achieving your long-term financial
* Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors do not
provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with a compe-
tent tax or legal professional for advice on your specific situa-

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


Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Monticello News 5A

I- Y

April 24
Monticello Woman's
Club members will host the
annual Secretary Luncheon
at noon on Thursday at the
clubhouse on East Pearl
Street. The menu will consist
of roast pork, mashed pota-
toes, green beans, salad, and
choice of pie, and will be
served by club members. The
cost is $10 per person, the
funds of which will benefit
local seniors receiving schol-
arships from the Monticello
Woman's Club. For ticket in-
formation contact Chairman
Ethel Strickland at 509-9445,
or Amanda Ouzts at 997-4553.
April 24
Make The Connection A
Healthy Mouth = A Healthy
Body 6:30 p.m. Thursday at
the Monticello Opera House.

This is a community event
sponsored by the Jefferson
County Health Department.
Important facts about oral
health care by Dr. Stephen
Buckingham. Call 342-0170
x2101 for more information.
April 24
Altrusa meets at 6 p.m.
on the fourth Thursday and
at noon on the second Thurs-
day of each month for a meal
and a meeting. Contact the
Chamber at 997-5552 for more
April 24
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex, 425
North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
April 25
Monticello Rotary Club

meets every Friday at noon at
the Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Contact
President Judson Freeman at
997-0370 for club information.
April 25-26
The American Cancer
Society Relay For Life Jeffer-
son County will begin 5 p.m.
Friday evening through Sat-
urday noon at the JCHS track
on Tiger Lane.
April 25-26
USDA Commodities and
Second Harvest will welcome
volunteers to bag food pack-
ages 6:30 p.m. Friday evening
for distribution 9-11 a.m. Sat-
urday at the New Bethel
AME Church 6496 Ashville
Highway Contact Essie Nor-
ton at 997-5683 for informa-

April 26
Wholeness Women's
Health and Youth Awareness
Rally to be held 10 a.m. 3
p.m. Saturday at Harvest
Center, 1599 Springhollow
Road. Enjoy some Christian
fun and education on a vari-
ety of topics by a host of
speakers. There will be live
music health screenings, and
food for everyone. For more
information contact Gloria
Graham at 997-7381.
April 26
Window Painting classes
will be held 10 a.m. Saturday
at One Heart Earth Center,
450 West Madison. Folk artist
Janet Moses, from Madison,
will present this workshop;
An Herbal Vinegars class
also be presented by gourmet

JCREA Enjoys Annual Fish Fry

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
retired Educators
(JCREA) gathered at the
home of Mary and Sam
Madison, Sr., Friday, April
18, to enjoy the annual
fish fry Approximately 50
JCREA members and
their guests were present
for the second year of this
"It was our pleasure to
host this annual event
a.again this. year," said host-
ess and spokesperson,
Mary Madison. "Every-
one is always so enthused
and jubilant. They seem
to really enjoy themselves,
and I enjoy having them."
She added that if another
location were not found
for the event next year, the


SUN 1-6

Madison's would be more
than happy to host the
event again.
The generous dona-
tion of food dishes and
drinks was abundant and
the group enjoyed tossed
and potato salads,
coleslaw, cheese grits and
hushpuppies. Entrees in-
cluded baked beans, bar-
becued ribs, grilled
sausages, and oven fried
chicken, a shrimp boil
with new red potatoes,
and corn on the cob,;as
well, as a variety, of. breads
and rolls, homemade
pound cakes, brownies,
German chocolate cake,
and other assorted cakes,
and homemade pineapple
ice cream was a welcomed
treat again this year.
Guests also had a
choice of soft drinks, iced
tea, punch and bottled
water to drink.
"A special thanks goes
out to out cook, Jeff
Scurry, who again fried up
the speckled perch, bream
fish and hushpuppies, so
tasty," said Madison.
She said there were 20
charter members present
at the annual event, in-
cluding, JCREA President
Willard Barnhart and his

wife, assistant cultural af-
fairs chairman Dorothy;
Retirement Planning/
Treasurer Maratha Hall;
Health Committee Coordi-
nator Maggie Stokes; Dis-
trict II Trustee Dr. Lettie
D1. White;
Computer/Media Special-
ist Maythe McCloud;
Membership Chairman
Flossie Buggs; Commu-
nity Services Coordinator
Josephine Perry; Scholar-
ship Chairman Albert
Thomas; Hospitality Coor-
dinators Almeda T. Lane
and Endia R. Thomas; and
event hostess/ Recording
Secretary and Publicity
Chair, Mary Madison.
Other unit members
present included Beatrice
Sloan. Violet Sailor, Lou-
sia C. Larry, Emma W.
Stokes, Elzora Saunders,
Judy Jones, Nancy Ben-
jamin, ILillia Seabrooks,
and Betty M. Connor.
Attending guests in-
cluded; Florida Retired
Educators Association
(FREA) Legislative Repre-
sentative Larry
Carmichael and his wife,
Kathy; Honorable Judge
Robert "Bobby" Plaines;
Clerk of Court Kirk
Reams; Sheriff David

Hobbs; Superintendent of
Schools Phil Barker; Jef-
ferson County Middle
High School Principal
Juliet Jackson; Reverend
Helen Jackson-Robinson;
Bill McRae, Anthony
Christy, Autry B. Collins,
Lizzie Collins, Rhodie Mae
Cuthbert, Beatrice
Collins, Nellie T. Randall,
Susan Branden, Regina
Pile, Gerald Cooper, and
Martha Jean Wilson.
Also, Veterans of For-
eign Wars Commander
Byron Barnhart, Evangel-
ist Dr. Ethel Brinson and
her husband, Willie of
Jacksonville, Willie L.
Lamar-Bivens, and Mr.
and Mrs. Hill. Also stop-
ping by were OJ Sloan and
Bill Grant.
The Chapter would
like to thank host Sam
Madison and Canopy
Rentals owner Clifford
Plummer for their serv-
ices rendered.
In related Unit news,
several JCREA members
are preparing for a char-
tered coach trip to the 54th
FREA Annual Delegate
Assembly and Convention,
to be held at the Hilton
Miami Hotel, May 28-30.
Madison also reports
that the JCREA Unit ex-
tends an invitation to any
retiree to come and join
"Our savvy group".
Monthly meetings are
held August through June,
10 a.m., every second
Tuesday, at the Greater
Fellowship MB Church on
Cypress St. Contact any
member for information
or an application.

chef Judy Pruitt. All supplies
and lunch will be furnished
for the cost of $65. Call Sallie
Worley at 997-7373 to make
reservations, or for more in-
April 26
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at Christ Epis-
copal Church Annex, 425
North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129, 997-1955.
April 26
Wacissa Volunteer Fire
Rescue will host the Annual
Trail Ride fundraiser Satur-
day beginning with round-
um up 9 a.m. at the corner of
Pinhook and Highway 59.
Head-um out will be 10 a.m.
followed with a chuck wagon
lunch at noon on the Wacissa
River. Head-urn back to the
barn will be around 4 p.m. A
hayride is offered for those
wanting to go but don't have
a horse. RSVP to Lou Giles at
997-0631 or Joey Bryan at 997-
1384. All proceeds will benefit
the WVFR.
April 26
SHARE delivery day will
be held 8 9:30 a.m. Saturday
at the Church of the
Nazarene 1780 North Jeffer-
son Street. Contact Martha
Creel at 445-9061 for more in-
April 26
The regular Last-Satur-
day-of-the-Month meeting of

the Tallahassee Crochet
Guild will be held 10 a.m. 2
p.m. at the Jefferson 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 site:
April 26
Sweet Grass Dairy in
Thomasville, GA is hosting
another Market Day/Open
House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat-
urday If you have any ques-
tions call 229-227-0752 or at
April 28
Beginning on Monday
from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m., those
wishing to participate will
meet for a time for reflection,
meditation, and prayer for
personal, community and
worldly concerns. Members
of the Monticello community
are invited to join others in
the sanctuary of First Pres-
byterian Church for a weekly
prayer group, a new ministry
for the First Presbyterian
Church family All denomina-
tions and backgrounds are
welcome and encouraged to
come together in Christian r
love to offer prayers of
thanksgiving, intercession,
and devotion to the Lord. For
more information contact
Rev. Sharon Schuler at 997-

4 Doors, Inc.
3600-B Weems rkoad, *Tgllaihassee FL :2317-Florida. License #CBC 033137

on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

At the Jefferson, County, Public Library, Conference Room
located at 375 S Water Street, Monticello, Florida at 9:30 am
Please join us for insight into the picture of health and Well being for
Jefferson County, in terms of child hunger, infant mortality, transportation,
prevalence of substance abuse, and much, much more.
The Coalition will also be collecting donations of
disposable diapers or infant's clothing; all donations are appreciated.
Contact the Coalition at 850-9482741.



Jon D. Caminez
Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Ian Brown
Cary A. "Bo" Hardee, III


(850) 997-8181
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon
advertisements. Before you decide, ask the lawyer to send you free written information
about their qualifications and experience.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

6A Monticello News




Woman's Club Recent 4-H Happenings

To Host Secretary

Luncheon ,
Monticello News w
Staff Writer
Monticello Woman's Club members will host the an-
nual Secretary Luncheon noon, Thursday, April 24 at the 0
clubhouse on East Pearl Street.
The menu will consist of roast pork, mashed potatoes, .
green beans, salad, and choice of pie, and will be served
by club members.
The cost is $10 per person, funds of which will bene-
fit local seniors receiving scholarships from the Monti-
cello Woman's Club.
For ticket information contact Chairman Ethel
Strickland at 509-9445, or Amanda Ouzts at 997-4553.

Annual Trail Ride

Fundraiser Set

Saturday April 26

DEBBIE SNAPP meal of hamburgers, hot
Monticello News dogs; beans, chips,
Staff Writer dessert, and cold drinks
Join the Wacissa Vol- to be offered on their
unteer Fire Depart- property
ment(WVFD) for its There will also be
annual Trail Ride swimming, games of
fundraiser Saturday horseshoes, volleyball,
April 26 beginning with and the like.
round-um up at 9 a.m. at Head-urn back to the
the corner of Pinihook' barnwillbearound.4p.m.
and Highway 59' cIe wile 1is
A $10 donatim for& offered for those w ming
single, and a $20 dona- to go, but don't have a
tion for family is re- horse.
quested. RSVP to Lou Giles at
Head-um out will be 997-0631 or Joey Bryan at
at 10 a.m. followed with a 997-1384, and for more de-
chuck wagon lunch at tails and information.
noon on the Wacissa All proceeds will ben-
River. The family of efit the WVFD. Thanking
Richard Williams will all in advance for your
graciously allow the support.

We have a sliding-fee program for those who
qualify at Tri-County Family Health Care.
EliH h Heng tebed, DI)
8,,,,, 850-948-2840
193 NW US 221 Greenville, FL 32331
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8am-5pm; Tues. 1Oam-5pm; Thurs. 10am-7pm
North Florida Medical Centers, Inc.

_,j ~Home
Free Blood
Free Delivery For Pressure
SPrescriptions Check
Jackson's Drug Store
166 E. Dogwood *Monticello Gifts
& 850-997-3553 Medication
g .. ( Counseling

Are You In Need Of
Chiropractic Services?

Dr. Michael A. Miller

180 S. Cherry St., Suite D
Monticello, FL 32344
QOc\ 07 1 Af\W

3116 Capital Circle NE, Ste.2
Tallahassee, FL 32308
/N c L AflfAI

997-40UU -MIS 1850-668-4
Now excepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and most other insurances


Photo Submitted
Jefferson County Youth participated in their annual 4-H Adopt-A-Road Project.The youth picked up over 150 pounds of trash on
the two mile stretch of Lake Road. Afterwards the youth ate subs at SubWay. Those youth who participated were: L-R Janelle Bassa,
Ireshia Denson, Shanka Farmer, Chante Brooks, Shauntavia Clinton, Markus Benjamin, India Deloch, Lena Odom, and Lashanda

4-H County Event Results

4-H County events was held on Saturday, April 12 at the
Jefferson County Extension Office. 4-Hers did their
demonstration/illustrated talks and public speaking on
topics of their choice..
Deion Siplin, intermediate division, illustrated talk -
entitled "McLaren F-1 Supercar,"lst place blue ribbon.
Samuel Hanks, intermediate division, general public
speaking, entitled "Battles That Changed the World", 1st
place red ribbon. Janelle Bassa and Lena Odom, senior di-
vision, team illustrated talk, entitled "Sick Cells in My
Blood", 1st place blue ribbon. Arsenio Bright and Shanka
Farmer, senior division, team illustrated talk, entitled The
Proper Way to Set the Table", 1st place blue ribbon. Emily

Photo Submitted
Emily Howell and Simone Williams, Intermediate division,
team demonstration, entitled "How to Make Chocolate Cookie
Muffins"!st place, blue ribbon.

Photo Submitted
Samuel Hanks, Intermediate division, general public speak-
ing, entitled "Battles That Changed the World" 1st place, red rib-

Howell and Simone Williams, intermediate division, team
demonstration, entitled "How to Make Chocolate Cookie
Muffins"'., 1st,place blue ribbon. Chante Brooks and Indta,
Delo.ach, senir .diyision, team g ration, entitled
"How to Make Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil", 2nd '
place blue ribbon. Ireashia Denson ancdKhier Gallon, sen-
ior division, team demonstration, entitled "How to Make
a Popcorn Cake, 1st place blue ribbon.
All first place winners in each category will be eligi-
ble to compete at 4-H District III Events. District Event will
be on Saturday, April 26, at'Fairview Middle School.
Special thanks to our judges: David and Linda'Merrit,
Derrick Farmer, and Shameka Austin.

Photo submitted
Ireashla Denson and Khler Gallon, senior division, team
demonstration, entitled "How to Make a Popcorn Cake, 1st place,
blue ribbon.



Wednesday, April 23, 2008







Values to $80.00

"Savings up to"

"Choose From Over
60 Famous Brands"
Fantastic Selection of
'tvles. Colors and Sizes.

1737 Gornto Rd.,Valdosta, Ga. 229-242-1430 (Next To Publix- Outside

Monticello News 7A


8A Monticello News

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


JES Good Citizens

.o Roll Announced

Standing left to right, Jisheng Chen, Erin Smith, Rachel

Photo Submitted
Frey, Nicole Frey and Matthew H.

Jefferson County Students

Receive Honors At NFCG

Jefferson County stu-
dents were among those rec-
ognized at the annual Honors
Night Convocation, held at
North Florida Community
College, April 10.
Rachel Frey was selected
as the Liberal Studies Student
of the Year. Instructors Susan
Taylor of Monticello and Miki

Richardson of Madison were
honored as the semi-fmalists
for the Florida Association of
Community Colleges Profes-
sor of the Year. Both made
presentations at the FACC
Spring Conference April 10-11
in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Taylor was
selected as one of three final-
ists in the state td compete at

Tiger Track Results

FRAN HUNT 121h in shot put, anid 8th in the
Monticello News discus throw.
Staff Writer Tavaris Thompson fin-
The Jefferson County ished 14th in the shot put,
Middle High School boy's and 12 in the discus throw;
and girl's track team fin- and Kevin Wade finished
ished fourth overall out of 18th in the long jump.
seven teams during the -Deandre Tucker fin-
Class lA-District 3 meet, ished 4th in the high jump,
Friday, April 11. 8th in the long jump, and 10"'
S In the girl's long jump, in the triple jump; Rondray
Brionjala Jones finished Hopkins finished 9th in the
4 14th, and in the 100 meter, 400 meter, and 14th in the 800
she fmished 11h. meter.
Ladaja Wade finished Shederrick Duhart fin-
12th in the 100 meter, and 10th ished 9th in the 300 meter;
in the 200 meter; and and Adrian Bell finished 9th
Tarneisha McCray finished in the 1600 meter, and 6th in
11th in the long jump, 11th in the 3200 meter.
the 400 meter, and 10th in the Kenneth Madison fin-
300 hurdles, ished 15th in the 400 meter;.
Jakeia Morris finished Kevin Bowers finished 5th in
16th in the 400 meter; 300 hurdles; James Ford fin-
Ra'Eisha Bellamy finished ished 7th in the 300 hurdles;
18th in the 400 meter; and and 4th in the 400 meter.
Vonshayla Hampton fin- Devondrick Nealy fin-
ished 10th in the triple jump, ished 8th in the 100 meter,
7th in the 100 meter, 11th in and 8th in the 200 meter; and
the 300 meter, and 5th in the Tony Jackson finished 13mt1
200 meter. ,-Y in the 800 meter.
Samaria Martin fin- Harold Ingram finished
ished 4th in the discus, 3rd in :14t in the 400 meter, and 15th
the shot put, 4th in the 100 in the 800 meter; Kelly Hill
meter, and 4th in the 200 finished 3rd in the 100 meter,
meter. and 7th in the 200 meter;
Jemaria Cuyler fin- Kendrick Huggins finished
ished 9th in the long jump, 7th in the 100 meter, and 3rd
and 14th in the 400 meter; in the 200 meter; and Lucius
Natoria Gilley finished 10th Wade finished 5th in the 100
in the discus throw, and 8th meter, and 4th in the 200
in the shot put; Shanice meter.
Brooks finished 7th in the In the relays, the Lady
100 hurdles, 8th in the 100 Tigers finished 4th in the 4 x
meter, and 9th in the 300 hur- 400, 4th in the 4 x 800, 2nd in
dles; and Chandra Tucker the 4 x 100, 3Fd in the 4 x 400
finished 5th in the long jump, as district runners-up, and
8th in the triple jump, and 1st in the 4 x 100 and named
S13th in the 200 meter. District Champions. The
For the Tigers, Kendall Tigers finished 4th in the 4 x
Grant finished 7th in the 400 and 4 x 100.
shot put; Shayne Broxie fin- Any additional infor-
ished 5th in the discus mation pertaining to the
throw; Demontray Johnson district meet or any other
finished 8th in shot put; meet after March 11, was
Phillip Galloway finished not provided.

Jefferson County porcelain or metal
auto tags dated 1911-17, paying $500-1000
each depending on condition.
Also want Florida tags dated 1918-43.

Jeff Francis 727-345-6627
P.O. Box 41381 St. Petersburg, FL 33743

the FACC fall convention in
Others receiving honors
from Jefferson Comity are:
Jisheng Chen, Who's Who in
Economics; Nicole Frey
Rachel Frey and Matthew
Smith, Brain Bowl; and Erin
Smith, Brain Bowl, All
Florida Academic Teanm.

Jefferson Elementary
School Principal Rhonda
Flanagan reports the
good citizens roll for the
third nine-week period.
Students appearing on
the roll and their grade
levels are:
In pre-K: Monica Cam-
pos, Erica Adams,
Ed'jrion Bellamy,
Sam'dria Bouie, Marisa
Means, Tyren Dasher, and
Yorana Jimenez-Valavi-
In Kindergarten: Jose
Manuel Jimenez, Anas-
tashia Arnett, Mason
Thompson, Genesee Sego,
Elvis Wotherspoon,
Ayianna Bradley, Michael
Owens, Jaaliyah Brown,
and Jaquisha Thompkins.
In first grade: Taylor
Mitchell, Porschea Ship-
ley, Alantez Ford, Katelyn
Clark, Kerin Frost, Alexis
Hawkins, Jayden Sim-
mons, Ricky West, Travon
McCray, Destiny Walton,
Ytassie Pritchett, and
Harley Newsome.

ACA Athletes Named

Big Bend Leaders

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Athletes from Aucilla
Christian Academy have
been named to the list of
Big Bend Leaders in base-
ball and softball, Friday,
April 18.
For hitting in baseball,
Matt Bishop stands at #12,
with 28 hits out of 64 trips
to the plate for a batting av-
erage of .438; and in runs
scored, Bishop stands at #8
with 30, and Elliot Lewis
stands at #9 with 29.
In stolen bases, Bishop
stands at #6 with 14; and
Lewis stands at #8 with 12;
and in pitching, Marcus

Roberts stands at #8 with
50 innings pitched, and giv-
ing up 45 hits and 17 earned
runs for an earned run av-
erage (ERA) of 2.38.
In the win/loss record,
Stephen Dollar stands at #4
with 5-2, a percentage of
For hitting in softball,
Lindsey Day stands at #6
with 28 hits out of 56 trips
to the plate for a batting av-
erage of .500; and in pitch-
ing, Taryn Copeland has
tossed 76.2 innings, giving
up 45 earned runs for an
ERA of .413; ands in
win/loss record, Copeland
stands at #9 with 10-5, a
percentage of .661.

In second grade: Bri-
anna Dollar, Tanesea
Jones, Carolyn Dollar,
Jasmine Boyd, Shania
Mosley, Irvin Moore, Isa-
iah Coleman, Camilla
Graham, Tyrig Hill,
Justin Crumity, Julius
Norman, and Samyia
In third grade: Tan-
isha Green, Espirit Jean,
Eduardo Romero, Gabby
Lewis, Asia Charlton, Ak-
eriah Williams, Zoe Mill-

iron, Darin Jones, Kheica
Jones, and David Cook.
In fourth grade: Her-
breisha James, ShaKayla
Smith, Elicia Brewster,
Brandon Rudlaff, Delvon-
trez Bellamy, Delondra
Nealy, Alexa Falzone, and
Willie Harris.
In fifth grade: John
Brooks, Agueda Mar-
tinez, Bailey Zelker, De-
vonte Webster, Kasi
Rowland, and Tearra

JWarrirs Win 3 Of S Final Games

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The JV Warriors
wrapped up their season 8-
7, after taking wins in
three of the final five
games of the season.
In the game against
Graceville March 14, the
Warriors lost 5-4. Hans
Sorensen was the losing
pitcher and leading hitters
at the plate included Levi
Cobb and Jacob Newberry,
who both went two for
Florida High downed
the Warriors 7-2 on March
24. The losing pitcher was
Kent Jones and the leading
ACA hitter was'Ben Sadler,
who went two for three.
Aucilla defeated Brook-,

wood, 8-5, March 27. Jared
Jackson was named the
winning pitcher and at the
plate, the leading hitter
was Phillip Watts, who
went three for four.
ACA squeaked by
Florida High, 12-11, March
28. Jones was named the
winning pitcher and lead-
ing the way at the plate,
were Trent Jackson, who
went two for four; Tres
Copeland went one for two;
and Cobb, two for three.
The Warriors wrapped
up the season clobbering
Georgia Christian 18-1,
April 3.
Jones was named the
winning pitcher and at the
plate, and went one for two;
Jared Jackson and Cobb,
both-went two for two.

Stress rops ub1eiHeder Seston Opener

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Sunshine Express
men's softball team dropped
the season opening double-
header against Jasper, Sun-
day losing the first game
17-10, and the second, 16-11.
Wallace Jones went
three for four with one RBI;
Warren Allen, and Frankie
Steen both, three for four;
and Nick Russell, three for
four with one RBI.
Kelvin Jones went two
for four; Joe Andrews went
two for four with six RBIs;
Nod Thompson went two for
four with two RBIs; and
Randy Wade, and Mario
Thompson both went two for
Derrick Hill and Eldred
Jennings both went one for
three; and Tee Gilley went
one for one.

Coach Roosevelt Jones
named Joe Andrews as the
game's MVP.
During the second game,
Wallace Jones went four for
four with four RBI; and War-
ren Allen and Kelvin Jones
both, three for four.
Ricka Allen of the Lady
Diamonds, four for four with
one RBI; Steen and Thomp-
son both, two for four; Mario
Thompson and Gilley both,
two for three; Nick Russell,
one for three with one RBI;
and Randy Wade, Derrick
Hill and Eldred Jennings,
all, 0 for three.
Jones named Wallace
Jones as the MVP of the sec-
ond game. He also named
Ricka Allen as his assistant
Action continues
around the diamond, 4 p.m.,
Sunday against Attapulgus,


Register for your chance to
win 2L tickets to
Wild Adventures Theme Park.
One winner will be drawn at
Deadline for entry is6-15 Noon.

Tallahassee, FL SAT. 9AM-5PM SUN. 10AM-4PM
New, Used and Collectable Guns, Ammo, Gun Parts, Books, Knives, Knife Sharpening,
Pepper Spray, Stun Guns, Militaria, Camouflage and Related Items at Discount Prices.
Military $1 Off With Military ID & Concealed Weapons Permit Class
This Ad Limit 1 Ad per Ticket Sat. or Sun.: 11 am or 2 pm
Adults $6.00 Law Enforcement Officers in Uniform
Children Under 12 Free Admitted Free

Mail to: Monticello News
P.O. Box 428 Monticello, FL 32344
Address: _
Do you subscribe:______ __


11 1

I [

Monticello News *9A

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

~~%\ 0 0~


?~~II~~ihW7c11I[ AL

220 S Cherry St.

Kayla 6ebhard 997-2670

John Gebhard


* I W.'lQ

Einn Dunbar

Thank you for
being the one to
keep things
running smoothly.

V' "Happy Secretary's Day"

Southeast Propane
K *^^ *^ ','.*^ **~


charon Walton

Sorensen Tire
1300 N. Jefferson St.


3roIR Jeff

Administrative Pro-
fessionals Day formerly
known as Secretary's Day
is an unofficial secular
holiday observed on the
Wednesday of the last full
week of April (i.e. April
26, 2006; April 25, 2007;
April 23, 2008), to recog-
nize the work of secre-
taries, administrative
assistants, receptionists,
and other administrative
support professionals.
National Secretaries
Week was created in 1952
through the work of
Harry E Klemfuss of
Young & Rubicam, in
conjunction with the Na-
tional Secretaries Associ-
ation, now known as the
International Associa-
tion of Administrative
Professionals (IAAP). His
goal was to encourage
more people to consider
careers in the secretar-
ial/administrative sup-

port field. Using his skill
and experience in public
relations, Klemfuss pro-
moted the values and im-
portance of the job of
administrative assis-
tants. In doing so, he also
created the holiday in
recognition of the impor-
tance of administrative-
The official period of
tion" was first pro-
claimed by U.S. Secretary
of Commerce Charles
Sawyer as "National Sec-
retaries Week," which
was held June 1-7 in 1952,
with Wednesday June 4,
1952 designated National
Secretaries Day The first
Secretaries' Day was held
in that year by the Na-
tional Secretaries Associ-
ation (now the IAAP),
with the support of an as-
sociation of corporate

In 1955, the obser-
vance date of National
Secretaries Week was
moved to the last full
week of April. The name
was changed to Profes-
sional Secretaries Week
in 1981, and became Ad-
ministrative Profession-
als Week in 2000 to
encompass the expand-
ing responsibilities and
wide-ranging job titles of
administrative support
Over the years, Ad-
ministrative Profession-
als Week has become one
of the largest workplace
observances. The event is
"celebrated" worldwide,
bringing together mil-
lions of people for com-
munity events, social
gatherings, and individ-
ual corporate activities
recognizing support staff
with gifts of apprecia-
tion. In the United States,

the dayis often "celebrated"
by giving one's assistant
flowers, candy small gifts,
lunch at a restaurant, and
time off
The International As-
sociation of Administra-
tive Professionals (IAAP),
the sole official sponsor of
Administrative Profession-
als Week and Administra-
tive Professionals Day,
suggests that employers
show their support for the
holiday and their staff, by
providing training oppor-
tunities for their adminis-
trative staff; whether
through continuing educa-
tion, self-study materials, or
Administrative Profes-
sionals Day is a registered
number 2,475,334 (serial
istrant is the International
Association of Adminis-
trative Professionals.

(fr tdt y 4peek1 a )^cPttaq

The most common ways of recognizing
your Administrative Professional(s) today
Gift Certificates
Buying Them Lunch
Assorted Gift Baskets

Administrative Professionals Day gifts are
by far the most common way of giving
recognition to these most important peo-
ple on your staff. What is the top gift?.....
Giving flowers. Maybe, before you for-
get, you should order some flowers now!


Tommy Surles I
Aerncev Incn

nil wveppei,
Tiffaiy Surles,
Bill 0fopkins
[not pictured]

State Farm
Florida 32344




T'hank you for af your hard work!



'*. ^ i'^iza iilfli^'iW fcffm ^

"I'll . . . . . .


wwmo \W\\='kW-M\\l


.g w



10 1\onicl NesWdedy Arl2,20

* 0

* 0

* 0 0
* 0 0

* 0 0
* 0 0

- O

S 0 0 0 0*

* o *

l 0 *

0 *

* 9 a

* .
* .

* 0


SSyndicated Content,

:- Available from Commercial News Providers"
-- - I I

0 -












Call 997-3568 To Advertise Your Business


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

10 A Monticello News




Wednesday, April 23, 2008

MVonticello News I1A

- r --

__ Monticello's Only Local
Hetig & Cooling Company
t Heating
&8 Cooling
Fair Friendly
Office: 850-342-3294
Cell 850-509-0306

Custom Remodeling
Additions *
New Construction
Licensed & Insured
Mark Kessler

1986 Lloyd Creek Ave

' i":9~

SPressure Washing Gutter Cleaning
* Shrub Trimming & Selective Pruning
* Winterize Straw & Mulch Installation

Commercial or Residential

licensed & Insured

Cual For uualiy worK
45 years Irt The Trade
850-997-7467 850-544-2917
Residential Commercial
Interior Exterior
Wallpaper Hanging -



Seller's Tile...
has got you covered
Marble & Grnite Fabrication Shop
Decorative Floor & Wall Tile
Listels & Ceramic Accessories
Marble, Granite & Brick Pavers
Grouts, Thin-set and Waterproofing
1190 E. Capital Circle N.E.
(Across from tile Armory)

JD Enterprises
Home Repair and Remodel
Quality Guaranteed!

Military Police &
Firefighter Discounts!

Licensed and Insured



Since 1977 n Free Estimates
SMART Home Sellers and
Realtors know that a CLEAN
House $ells FASTER!!

Co0ibi itjln l'rrician1
Protection Writ, Eegant Sti(e
Gauage Doors Ga age Door Olpners
TamiC(j Ownedlp- Operated
Since :i966
wI IcidfeIooi :forida.con I
// *^inc 'E~~

3efferson 3Journal
1215 NJefferson St.


Well Service
(We drill and repair wells)


$ ,MadisonFl, 1

Pondst and nClteing
Demoliti-nn Ilauling Site
lireptRead WnrkorItiie
Estimales and Consulon

Site Clearing Culverts
Rock Available Site Clearing
Driveways Debris Removal
Hauling Excavating
Fill Dirt
Hunter Wainright, President
* References Available Insured
* Free Estimates Feel Free to
call and ask no matter the job.
Office: Business:
(850) 997-8328 (850) 445-1,492

A lir I 11 A 1 1

~- ;~-~x-- -m~p-plow-



12A Monticello News

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SPACIOUS Newly Renovated
1/1 apartments and 2/1 Furnished,
Short term available, w/AC,
Laundry, & Parking. Also have
office spaces for rent.
Call 850-212-3142

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

Coopers Ridge New Home Spa-
cious 1600 sq. ft. 3 Bdr./2 Ba with 2
car Garage Close to everything.
$950. Mo. Matt Robinson 942-
7250 Evenings. 1l/14,tfn,c

870 sq. ft. Office/Retail space on
busy N Jefferson St. $ 500 a month
includes utilities. Call 997-3666
3bdr/ 2bth Doublewide in the coun-
try $400 a month $400 deposit. No
Pets. For more info call 850-997-
2020 or 334-646-0065.
2- 1/br park models, fully fur-
nished w/ electricity.
1-M.H. 2/Br 850-997-1638
No calls before 9 am or after 9 pm

4/23.25,30.5/2,7,9.1,14,16, c.

Special Steel Buildings
Break Through Show Building
36x36-100x100. Others Available
Up to 50% off. Can erect. Source #OES

St Jude, may the sacred heart of
Jesus be adored, glorified, loved, and
preserved throughout the world now
and forever. St Jude sacred heart of
Jesus pray for us. St Jude worker of
miracles pray for us. St Jude help of
the hopeless pray for us. Thank you
for prayers answered. LS

1 Acre Building Lot Close to
town. Private No Restrictions
$32,000. 510-3013
Fantastic Family Home!
Holly Hills
4 bd/3ba $243,000. Call Doris
Bishop 591-0085 Cotton & Com-
pany Real Estate,LLC.
4/16, tfn,c.

Have you been taken off your hor-
mone replacement? See our new
menopausal products. 997-3553

Driveways, roads, ditches, tree and
shrub removal, burn piles. Contact
Gary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-
3458. 7/4tfiz,c

509-8530 Quick Responses.
6/22, tfii,c

HOGGING Starting at
All Types of Tractor Work.
11/16, tfn.c

Exterior Carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
10x12 Shed w/Porch Delivered
$1,500. 1 l/7,tfn,c
Call for more information
S.A.H House Cleaning Services
Attention need help with your spring
cleaning? Call Sherry 997-1989,
363-2108. A little of everything.
laundry, housework. Just pick up
your phone and I will Spring right

Spiritual Advisor

Psychic Readings
by Mrs. Tina Rose
Looking for answers to
life's difficult questions?
Concerning love, mar-
riage, business? Need
guidance and direction? If
so call now for vour
bright tomorrow, today.
Mrs. Tina Rose' guaran-
tees all guidance and
work. You won't be disap-
Tarot Card Readings

Psychic Readings


Sat. 26th Huge- Multi family. Sale-
13190 Waukeenah Hwy. Clothes,
Tools, Boat & Trailer, household
items, etc.

Selling Real Estate Since 1972
Experience can help!

Noble Subdivision 3br/2ba Mobile
Home in excellent shape, carport, big
encosed shop, caqxrt $a9,900
OneAcre Clark Rd $25,000

SpaciousnearUS 2 3/2 hm, pool, 2
outbuildings 2.5 ac $325,000

ThompsonValleyRd 2/2 home 7.33
ac mostly cleared $195,000

barn, grveenhse Si65,o0o
Murmuring Creek 5.2 acres, septic
tank $69,500
The Budd House 4/2 high ceilings/
great porches, $385,000
Pricedto Sell! hillside acres in
Aucilla Shores $5o,ooo
MixedUse Propeity 12acres 4
houses/ac allo%,d $36,500!/ac
Very Pretty 5 lovely acres on paved
road $15,5oo per acre
HorseFarm 29 acresDW w/
fireplace, stables, $329,000
Deal! 4/3, 5 ac/ fenced/ zcar garage/
pool/guest hsc, shop pasture/0oo
pecans $365,000
Prime Commerial Propertyunear
Pizza Hut 6.5 acs $65o,ooo
Waukeenah Highway 27.99 ac
pasture, fenced, pond $545,000
Government Farms Road very
Pretty~ 21 acres w/planted pines, big
oaks, high, $o,oo0 '' ,.: :
Timberland 156 ac some pines divide
by I Iwy $2000o/a

Monticello News at 1215 N. Jefferson St. Monticello, or fax resume to
997-3774. 2/22,tfn, nc.

North Florida Community College invites applications for a FT faculty
position beginning August 2008 teaching lab-based Biology,
Environmental Biology, Botany, and Zoology. Candidates must possess
Master's degree in the subject area (PhD preferred). See website for
details at EOE

Faculty Positions at North Florida Community College

Developmemental English and Reading Instructor :BA/BS in English, Lit-
erature, Language Arts, Reading or Journalism (preferred- see website)

Developmental Mathematics Instructor : BA/BS in Mathematics or Mathe-
matics Ed

See website at for details. EOE.

Live in caregiver for elderly female.
References required 850-997-6120.

Brynwood Center

Temporary Cook

for 97 bed facility. Part-time
hours, immediate opening.

Apply in person.

1656 S. Jefferson St.

Monticello, FL 32344

(85.0) 997-1800

- --
Oakfield Cemetary ont
6 Lots For Sale
12x20 upfront Semo
Earl Parnell 997-1557
4/16.18,23.25,30, pd.
GOATS 75 lbs $50. ca,
997-0901 Leave message
PIGS 250 Ibs, Females, $100. ea. 997-
0901 Leave message
Generator, Portable Elite Series. w/
10 HP OHV. 5500 running watts.
$400, call 997-2344.
Shetland Pony- $225
2 Female Goats $50 Each
4/18,23. pd.

Table/floor lamps-2, dark pine w/
beige shades, $25 each.

Electric home meat grinder-
like new, asking $100.
251- 1641.
4/18,tfn, nc.

"Hurricane Season is Coming!"
Titan 5500, 5/15 KW Diesel
Generator- Brand New $1995
OBO. 997-3101 After 8 am, before
7:00 pm.
DVD Computer Game World of
Warcraft By Battle Chest. Brand
new in box $25 997-8155.
18 ft Bass Boat with Trailer, $800.


Whirlpool Appliances, stove,
refrigerator, washer, dryer, like
new & misc. furniture 948-3713.
4/23, 25,.pd.

LOST Great white Pyrenees Dog
on Rainbows End Rd. & 27 in Wau-
keenah. Please call Julie at 251-
8863 or997-2109

Tallahassee Flower Shop
For Sale 850-554-9602. Call for
4/16,18,23,25, c.

4/23,25,30, 5/2,c.

4/23,25,30, 5/2,pd.

Come experience a little piece of
Paradise at Wanee Lake in Ashburn
GA. exit 82 off 1-75 for reservations
call (229) 567- Camp
4/23/25, c.

We welcome people of all faiths, as
well as those without faith. Christ
Episcopal Church, three blocks N of
the courthouse. Sunday services at
8:30 and 11:00. 997-4116

Your Hometown Hospice
Licensed Since 1983
Family Support Counselor
Full-time position for Jefferson County
interdisciplinary team. Must have a Master's degree
in Social Work or related field. Two years of

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monticello News 13A


The North Florida Community College District Board of Trustees will
meet Friday, May 2, 2008 to interview presidential candidates. Interviews
begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day in the conference
room of the Madison County Extension Office, 184 NW College Loop,
Madison. Fla. For more information or special accommodations, contact
NFCC College Advancement, 850.973-1606 or email

Jefferson County Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force Meeting
The Jefferson County Local Mitigation Strategies (LMS) Task Force is
holding a meeting.
The meeting will be held at:
Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center,
1240 North Jefferson St.
Monticello, FI
Monday, April 28th, at 1:00 p.m. EST.
SMembers of the public are encouraged to attend.
More than one City or County Public Official may be attending this

--- -

CASE NO: 2005-239-(



S NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment
Foreclosure dated the 15T' day of APRIL, 2008, and entered in Case I
05-239-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for J
ferson County, Florida, wherein BEN WALTON AND JERRY P. WA
TON, SR. are the Plaintiffs and GIBERT LEE PARRIS, DOREATI
ENUE, AND TERESA SMITH are the Defendants. I will sell to the hi1
est and best bidder for cash at the NORTH DOOR OF COURTHOUSE
the Jefferson County Courthouse, in Monticello, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
the 13TH day of MAY, 2008, the following described property as set fo
in said final judgment, to wit:




Commence at the Northeast corer of Section 18, Township 1 North,
Range 6 East Jefferson County, Florida and run North 89 degrees 59 min-
utes 52 seconds West, along the Section line, 840.22 feet to the POINT OF
SBEGINNING, thence from sai4PointQf Beginnig rnILnSouth,00 degrees
22 minutes 30 seconds East 874.57 feet to a point, thence South 44 degrees
S50 minutes 34 seconds West 386.12 feet to a point on the East right of
way line of State Road 257, said point being on a curve concave to the
East, thence run in a Northwesterly direction along said right of way line
and curve, having a radius of 1877.08 feet, through a central angle of 34
degrees 17 minutes 58 seconds, for an arc length of 1123.69 feet, chord of
said are being North 18 degrees 37 minutes 00 seconds West 1106.99 feet
to a point, thence North 01 degrees 28 minutes 01 seconds West, along
said right of way line, 99.33 feet to a point, thence South 89 degrees 59
minutes 52 seconds East 622.49 feet to the Point Of Beginning. Contain-
ing 12.75 acres, more or less.

SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH a 10 foot utility easement 5 feet
left and right of all property lines.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
because of their disabilities, disabled persons who, need the ADA Coor-
dinator at Room 10, Monticello, FL 32344 or Telephone (850) 342-0218
prior to such proceeding special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact 800-955-8770 or 800-955-8771.

Dated this 17" day of April, 2008.

Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Tyler Sherrod
Deputy Clerk

4/23,30/08, c.

The key to advertising success



Woman wins State Hopping Contest

aer sg TheraGesIc
UI !XAR .(OU N'IT-- Ma.try Ain W. ,al!ic
j1 ,'l I-{.it i,; I,:,' 11> ill,!2 !ie !!' hI' l rll I r:.l'; Ni i' I;llr'e

Si 'i ll:11i, ,. I1c',. l k !"
i7 V ;;li |.!lll~i~ l I, *'4" ;ll I! 'li,'!' '81 L '.- '.j( 1 ;I; I Io'llIt ll,,: l


* -. ~ 3 O



MONDAY 4/21/2008 THROUGH 4/27/2008

Apartment for Rent

Always Renting? Buy a
3bd 2ba Home only
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings


Auction Saturday, May
3, 10 am cst, Centre,
Alabama, 550+/-
Contiguous Acres in
Tracts, Abundant Road
Frontage, Creeks.
www.american-, Keith
Baldwin AL 1416.

AUCTION. Friday, May
16, Noon. Radford, VA.
78+/- acre former Saint
Albans Hospital campus
will be offered in 7
parcels. Property
features an 106,800+/- sq.
ft. Class A office
hospital, a 42,000+/- sq.
ft. historic building, a
2,280+/- sq. ft.
home/office, supporting
buildings and 58+/- ac. of
prime development land
with commercial and
residential potential. One
tract has frontage on the
New River. Property
Address: 6226 University
Park Dr., Radford, VA
24141. Visit or call
auctioneer for
information. Previews:
Wed., Apr. 23, Wed., Apr.
30, Fri., May 9, from 12-3
PM and Thurs., May 15,
from 3-5 PM. Woltz &
Associates, Inc. (VA#321),
Real Estate Brokers &
Auctioneers, (800)551-
3588, Roanoke, VA 24011.

Business Opportunities

ROUTE Do you earn $800
in a day? 30 Local
Machines and Candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968
BO2000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!

Cars for Sale

Police Impounds for Sale!
95 Honda Civic $700! 94
Nissan Sentra $450! For
listings call (800)366-9813
Ext 9271.

Employment Services

Get Crane Trained!
Crane/Heavy Equip
Training. National
Certification. Placement
Assistance. Georgia
School of Construction. Use
code "FLCNH" or call

HIRING! Avg. Pay $20/hr
or $57K/yr Incl. Fed. Ben,
OT. Offer placed by Exam

Services, not aff w/USPS
which does hiring.

Florida Real Estate

FINANCED 10-acre
estates, paved road,
underground electric,
$89,900, great value,
special low interest rate,
Florida Woodland Group,
Inc. (800)352-5263 Lic RE

Help Wanted

Deliver RVs for pay!
Deliver "new" RVs to all
48 states and Canada. Get
paid to travel! For details
log on to

Drivers: ACT NOW Sign-
On Bonus 35-42 cpm Earn
over $1000 weekly
Excellent Benefits Need
CDL-A and 3 mos recent
OTR (800)635-8669.

No Truck Driver
Experience-No Problem.
Wil-Trans Trucking Will
Teach You How to Drive.
Company Sponsered CDL
Training. Be OTR in
Three Weeks. (888)368-
1205. Must be 23.

"Home-based" Internet'
business. Flexible hours.
Earn $500-$1000/month
PT, $2000-$5000+ FT. Start
while keeping your
current job. FREE

Now Hiring 18-24
Guys/Gals. Work and
Travel Entire USA. 2
Weeks Paid Training.
Transportation and
Lodging Furnished. Start
Immediately! (877)646-

WEEKLY. Helping the
government. PT No
Experience. Excellent
Opportunity Call Today!!
(800)488-2921 Ask for
Department G5.

training. Up to $20,000
bonus. Accelerate your
career as a soldier. Drive
out terrorism by keeping
the Army National
Guard supplied. 1-800-

Home Improvement

show off our new
lifetime exterior paint.
Call now to see if your
home qualifies. (888)800-
4056 (Lic.#CBC010111)

Homes For Rent

5bd 2ba Home only
$425/mo! 3bd 2ba Home
only $199/mo! More 1-4bd
Homes Available! For

Listings (800)482-9419.

3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$25,000! Only $199/Mo!
5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr. Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo!
For listings (800)366-9783
Ext 5798.

Homes For Sale

Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo
Financing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8% apr!
For Listings & info

Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba
Home only $35k! 4bd
2.5ba Home only $50k!
Payments from $199/mo!
5% dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr!
For Listings & info


$350*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature
required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers,
*Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance.
Computer available.
Financial Aid if
qualified. Call (866)858-

Train for high paying
Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved
program. Financial aid if
qualified Job placement
assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance

$20/HR. NO
CALL (800)910-9941

Make Money Online -
Make Money Daily!
PT/FT. No Experience
Required. Work from
anywhere. Need
Computer. FREE Info!
Call NOW! (800)720-1705.


Demo Homesites Wanted
Now! In selected areas!
For the New Kayak Pool -
The above ground pool
with inground features.
Save $ with this unique
opportunity. Free
Financing. Call (866)348-

Real Estate

Mountain Acreage
Homesites From $49,000
Excellent financing
available Call (877)890-
5253 x3973
Real Estate

Tennessee- Affordable
lake properties on
pristine 34,000 acre Norris
Lake. Over 800 miles of
shoreline. Call Lakeside
Realty TODAY! (888)291-
5253 or visit

ACRES with 2100 sq.ft.
Log Home Package. Easy
Access to Intracoastal
Waterway County Road
Frontage with Utilities!
$89,900! Call now (866)950-
5263, Ext.103.

with great view, very
private, big trees,
waterfalls & large public
lake nearby, $49,500 call
now (866)789-8535.

RUSH! 1 or 2-1/2 "Football
Field" Sized Lots! $0
Down. $0 Interest. $159-
$208 per month! Money
Back Guarantee! (866)819-
2485 or

Dockable Lakefront &
LOG CABIN Only $89,900.
SALE: Sat, May 3rd Only
Gorgeous 2100 sf log
cabin package &
beautifully wooded
dockable waterfront
parcel on private,
recreational lake in.Tenn.
Quiet, gated community
Or, 5 acre lake access with
free boat slips just $24,900.
Excellent financing. Sold
1st come, 1st served. Call
now (888)792-5253, x.1798

Dockable Deepwater &
LOG HOME $159,900 2128
sf log home pkg &
spectacular level 1+ acre
waterfront setting. Enjoy
194 ft shoreline on main
channel, deep water w/
big water views! Beautiful
hardwoods & pines.
Private, gated community
The finest- for the
discriminating buyer.
Lowest financing in yrs!
Call now (800)564-5092,

Steel Buildings

INCREASE!" Deposit
holds for 3 months. 25x40
$6100. 30x40 $7300. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
Many others.
Manufacturer since

WEIllNlES'IY, MAY TP -. SIATURDAY, lit 1T. CorI y 'akli lht
.1 I,.-(l'.i IPn ldYl hi (I PIAhdIRS ,ll. lRsSl ll ll h tl h ite l'

.,.. t.E E T E ,I PLAY R S
" .>.,1 i. f- l'0.. ,11, IW AI B a I ti ll" l drL N i t 0, t

Cant topgeambin

888 A"M TA

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

a tea m even t to

fig ht ca nc e r

2008 Jefferson County Relay For Lifej

The American Cancer Societyisdedicated to eliminating cancer
through research, education, advocacy and service. Its signature Relay
For Life events have raised nearly $2 billion dollars. For information on
cancer call the American Cancer Society's hot line at (800) ACS-2345 or
visit To participate in a Relay For Life see The Jefferson County's Relay website is:



,L ta n

w- w -w0I w W

All throughout the night, there will be volleyball & "Corn Hole" available
to those that wish to play They will be located in the middle of the track.

Opening Ceremony
Survivor Ceremony
Survivor Victory lap
Monticello Line Dancers & Messiah Messengers
Mountain Dew Cloggers
Luminaria Ceremony
Scavenger Hunt 12 & Under
"Mr. Relay" Pageant
Raw Egg Toss 12 & Under and 13 & Up
and The Moguls
Hula Hoop Contest
and The Moguls
Limbo Contest 12 & Under
Limbo Contest 13 -17 years old
Limbo Contest 18 & Up
Poker Stroll (1 person per team)
Tree Legged Race

Tequila Hagen (Aerobics/stretching)

Elizabeth Baptist Pickers & Grinners
JCHS Cheerleaders
Closing Ceremony

*If you would like to volunteer, or have suggestions, for the available
time slots please call Perry Lastinger at 508-2174

85 Meals Sold At

BBQ Pork Luncheon

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The First Presbyterian
Church Relay For Life team
held a BBQ Pork Luncheon
fundraiser Tuesday April 8 in
the fellowship hall.
Some 85 meals were sold,
which included cole slaw,
baked beans, a brownie, and a
cold drink.
Special thanks are ex-
tended to the Coca-Cola Com-
pany for donating the cold
drinks; to George Carswell for
allowing the team members to
use the smoker to cook the
pork; to Jeff Sorensen for the
use of the cook barn to cut up
the pork; to Farmers and Mer-
chants Bank for the advertis-

ing; to the Monticello News for
advertising the event; and to
the members of the First Pres-
byterian Church Ior preparing
and donating the
cole slaw, baked
beans, and Lurt
Thanks also S
to Bill Bassett,
Frank Tesinsky, Buy 0
Jewell Hagan,
Mary Budd .
Holmes, and Car-
olyn Milligan for Or I
serving the
meals; ;ad to
Mike .leorauld for
cooking the Cal 21
meat. tO ,
'And(, Ia tige
thank you to Ihe

community for supporting
our fundraising efforts for the
Jefferson County Relay For
Life," says Ellen Cline.

Relay For Life Is This Weekend

Come Out And Have Loads Of Fun
The 8th annual Jefferson with the great effort of fighting member those lost to the d
County Relay For Life will be cancer) will continue all night ease, survivors will circle t
held this weekend, April 25 long and come to an end Satur- track rimmed with glowing
and 26. day April 26 at 12:00 noon. minarias while the names
All local teams, of Jeffer- Relay For Life is a family- survivors and those lost to t
son County will be gathered at oriented team event where disease are read aloud. Lun
the old Jefferson County High participants can walk relay- narias can still be purchas
School Track Field (located on style around the track and take by calling Marianne Goehi
Water Street) for the overnight part in fun activities off the at 219-0722 or Michelle Brai
relay against cancer. The fun- track. ley at 997-2701. There will al
filled festivities kick off Friday All citizens are urged to at- be a memorial slideshow
night at 6:00 pm with the Can- tend (not just team members) pictures of those who ha
cer Survivors taking the as the fun and games are held lost their battle with cancer.
"opening lap." Food, fun, and for ALL to enjoy All money All who attend are ask
fellowship raised during the Relay For to remember that there are
(along Life event will go towards the pets or animals allowed at t
individualteam's "fundraising event, except for those assi
pot" and will help fight cancer ing disabled persons,
through the American Cancer skates, rollerblades or bik
Society are allowed in the track ar
L The public is also invited and no vehicles are allowed
\ to attend the Luminaria Cer- the field.
1) No pets or animals are emony which willtake place Make plans to attend t
S at the event, exept or after sundown, on April 25. super event this weekend a
lowed at the event, except for to honor the community's help Jefferson County find
lose assisting disabled persons. cancer survivors and to re- cure for cancer.

2) No skates, rollerblades or
bikes allowed in the track area. 0
3) No vehicles are allowed
l onthe field.


Special parking has been desig-
nated for our Cancer Survivors,
who are our special guests, If
you were unable to attend the
Survivor Dinner, please contact
Dana Lastinger at 5082174 to ob-
tain your parking pass.


* "R

* K-
* I
* I
I 4
* I

a -- so


Jlfferson County
Relay For Life

Friday, April 25, 2008
4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Please Sign Up With;
Jo Morris (997-2222)
Please join us for the American Gancer.Socie
ELAY FOR LIFE" at the Jefferson County High Sch

SDonate Blood and we'll gi
a aWacky" Stress Relie
(Guaranteed fun for ever

If you have any questions regarding medication,
medical history or donating blood, please call:
877-7181 or go to
r, Alf donors must have picture ID to Donate

ool Track

ve you

W, ^MJ^E



6;00 pm
6:30 pm
6:45 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm
12:00 am

1:00 am

2:00 am
2:30 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am

American Cancer Society and
All-American Ford

Chance Drawing

2008 Ford Mustang

2008 V-6 Ford Mustang Coupe in Performance White
With Shaker 500 6-CD & MP3 Sound System and Warriors in Pink Package,
charcoal leather seats with pink stitching, an aluminum-spoke steering wheel in
leather with pink stitching and charcoal floor mats with pink ribbon
and contrast stitching.

Drawing to be held
Relay For Life of Leon Fairgrounds
Closing Ceremonies
Saturday, May 10, 2008 11:30 am

Each Chance $1 Donaion

Chances are available with any Jefferson County Team Captain or you
may contact Jo Morris at 997-4985 for more information
American Cancer Society, 2619 Centennial Blvd, Suite 101,
Tallahassee, FL 32308 850-297-0588




I I -

~ ;

14A Monticello News

1 A 2133CB 11

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs