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140th Year No. 36 Wednesday, September 3, 2008 50 46 +44

FCAT Reading Section Scores Released

Monticello News
Managing Editor
Students scoring at
Levels I and II on the
reading portion of the
FCAT, administered dur-
ing the 20008 School
Year, and their grade lev-
els are shown below:
In Grade 3, 98 stu-
dents were tested with 32
scoring at Level I with a
percentage of 32.65; and
16 scoring at Level II,
with a percentage of

In grade 4, 81 stu-
dents were tested, with
23 scoring at Level I,
with a percentage of
28.4; and 12 students
scoring at level II, with a
percentage of 14.81.
In grade 5, 67 stu-
dents were tested, with
16 scoring at Level I with
a percentage of 23.88;
and 19 scoring at Level
II, with a percentage of
In grade 6, 94 stu-
dents were tested, and 26
scored at Level I with a

percentage of 27.66; and
22 scored at Level II, with
a percentage of 23.4.
In grade 7, 73 stu-
dents were tested, with
25 scoring at Level I with
a percentage of 34.25;
and 21 scoring at Level
II,with a percentage of
. 28.77.
In grade 8, 57 stu-
dents were tested, with
23 scoring at Level I,
with a percentage of
40.35; and 15 scoring at
Level II, with a percent-
age of 26.32

In grade 9, 83 stu-'
dents were .tested, with
33 scoring at Level I,
with a percentage of
39.76; and 34 scoring at,
Level II, with'a percent-
age of 40.96.
In grade 10, 44 .stu-
dents were tested, and 29
scored at Level I, with a
percentage of 65.91; and,
11 scored at Level II, with
a percentage of 25.
Students retained in
grade 3 numbered 11, or.
32.29 percent. In grade 4,
eight students were re-

trained, or 10.13 percent.
In grade 5, four students
were retained, or 5.97
percent. In grade 6, eight
students, were retained,
or or 8.7 percent.
Students retained in
grade 7 numbered three,
or 4.05 percent. In grade
8, 0 students were re-
tained equating 0 per-
cent. In grade 9, 18
students were retained
for 19.78 percent. In
grade 10, 10 students
were retained or 17.54

Students not pro-
moted for good cause, by
category are:
Ell/Lep Students
with less than 2 years in
ESOL number 0. Stu-
dents with disabilities
(SWD) not tested on
FCAT, 0. Students pass-
ing alternative assess-
ment, 0.
SWD retained once
with 2+ years of remedi-
ation, 0; Students re-
tained twice with 2 or
more years of remedia-
tion, 2.


Hoping To

Get Fed

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County officials last
week continued dealing
with the' aftermath of
tropical storm Fay, even
as Hurricane Gustav
churned in the Gulf.
On Wednesday, Aug.
27, County Coordinator
Roy Schleicher gave
commissioners a pre-'
liminary assessment of
t he damage that Fay had
caused and the status of
the ongoing efforts to re-
store the county to nor-
malcy; especially
relative to the roads and
other damaged infra-
Schleicher ex-
pressed confidence that
the Federal Emergency
Management Agency
(FEMA) would declare
the county a disaster
area, a designation that
would 'hake it eligible
for federal assistance in
the recovery effort. He
said a preliminary as-
sessment put the dam-

Monticello News PhotO By Laz Aleman. August 30, 2008
Road Department crews were busy repairing dirt roads last week, all the while that officials were hoping FEMA
would reimburse the county for the cqsts. This drainage repair was taking place on Indian Hill Road.

age at $591,400, a figure Department lost in a res- could go up or down, de- and got the ball rolling
that represented overall cue operation, and ex- pending on a more de- for the county to be de-
damage and storm-re- penses incurred by tailed evaluation of the cared a disaster area.
lated costs, including Tri-County Electric situation, Schleicher Schleicher said
the overtime of emer- Coop in responding to, said. But for the time FEMA officials had al-
gency services person- power outages. being, the- numbers ready instructed Road.
nel, a submerged pickup The preliminary served to alert FEMA of Please See
truck that the Sheriff's damage assessment the storm's impact here Damage Page 3A


Adopts EAR,

Forwards It

To State

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Alleged errors aside,
the County Commission
on Aug. 21 adopted the
Evaluation Appraisal
Report (EAR) by resolu-
tion and forwarded the
80-page-plus document
to the state for review
and approval a neces-
sary step to amend the
'Comprehensive Plan
The EAR is a state-
Please See
EAR Page 3A

Retention Pond



onticello enes Photo By La: Aleman, ugust 302108
Engineer Joe Miller explains the water-reclaimed project to the group gathered at
the site of the treatment plant on Thursday morning.

2 Sections, 24 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 3-6A Legals 11A
Business CaDirectory 10A Outdoors 12A
Classifieds 11A Sports/School 7A-9A
Fun & Games 10A Spiritual Pathways B Sect.
Football Contest 9A Viewpoints 2A



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2A Monticello News

Wednesday, September 3, 2008



Mud-Bogging? Or Accident?

Some of you, the read-
ers, were born and raised
here in Jefferson County.
Some of you moved here to
Jefferson County, from
somewhere else. The fact
remains that we live here
because we like it here.
I was born and raised
in Madison County. I've
never lived anywhere else.
I have no desire, what so
ever, to live in a big city. I
like my small town. I like
waving at everyone and
knowing their name. I like
:sitting down in a restau-
rant and the waitress
knows to bring me un-
sweet tea because she
knows that is what I'm
going to order. Small
.town/country life IS the
;greatest way of life, in my
I think the benefits of
being raised in a small
town far outweigh being
raised in a big city.
Children get to experience
so much more, in my opin-
*ion than those raised in the
big cities...... hunting, fish-
ing, boating, four-wheeling,
cows, horses, and mud-bog-
And mud-bogging is
where this story begins.
About two weeks ago,
(right after Tropical Storm
Fay dropped 10 inches of
rain at .my house) my
nephew Forest had come
down to my house to "hang-
out" with Cheltsie. They
decided to go swimming,
but Forest had no swim-
ming trunks with himn No
problem' Cheltsie and
Forest climbed in my
Expedition and headed to
Forest's house. (Forest
lives at the top of the
'home-place" and I live dt
,the bottom. By driving
through the farm and fields
one can get from one. house
to the other without getting
on the highway.)
The next thing I know,
Hunter got a phone call
-from Cheltsie that she was
stuck and needed him to
come pull her out. (Story
.seems to be told, "I was

going to go one way but'
Forest told me NOT to go
that way because I would
get stuck. He told me to go
the other way, and.......")
So Hunter took off in
his truck and I sent her a
text (that's the only way
teenagers know how to
talk, now-a-days) that said
"OMG LOL" (teenager.
talk "Oh my gosh laugh
out loud".)
She sent back saying,
"I'm sooooo sorry." I
replied with, "Don't be. I'm
laughing! It's happened to
the best of us. We have ALL
been there at one time or
And I was laughing.
Oh, the memories of b6ing a
teenager and going mud-,
bogging and being stuck
and having to have some-
one come pull me, out are
just so funny. This is part
of child-hood .that makes
life fun.
Well, Hunter couldn't
get them out (seems that
they found one of the-worst
mud-holes on the farm.) So,
he went and got the tractor.
The tractor couldn't pull
them out either.
So I called my friend,
Tanya, who has a four-'
wheel drive truck.' "Tanya
headed to the "rescue" and.
got my Expedition moved a
slight bit when.... she then
found herself stuck also.
So, she called her hus-
band, Henry and I called
my brother, William

(Forest's Dad.)
Henry backed up,
hooked to Tanya's got
it.....he got stuck too.
I was still at my house.
during all of this I had no
car to go anywhere. But
oh, how I wish I could have
seen it all. I did call
Cheltsie and told her to get
my camera and take pic-
tures so I could at least
laugh at pictures.
I said, "I wish I was
there." She replied, "No
you don't! Everybody's
yelling at everybody." To
which I said, "Tell them to
be quiet. Every one of
them has been in this same
exact predicament
before." And, I was still
Cheltsie later relays
that Henry climbed on the
tractor and finally got my
car out of the mud, then
Tanya's, and then his.
Two hours later they
all showed back up at the
house and for the next
hour all the kids washed
The question still does
remain, "Was it truly an
accident or was it hot-dog-
ging it and playing in the
mud?" "Was it truly an
accident or was it that the
mud-hole just looked fun?"
I never asked! Either
. way I've been there, done
Until then..... I'll see
you around the town.

Did You Kinow?

It takes a lobster


seven years to

grow to be one .

Newspapers Stand Out as Florida's

Top Source of Advertising

Study shows most consumers look to local paper
when making purchasing decisions

"When Florida
consumers want a new car,
need a new appliance, or
are in search of the best
deals at local
supermarkets, most of
them, regardless of their.
age, still turn to their local
A statewide research
study, conducted for the
Florida Press Association
by American Opinion
Research, finds that two-
thirds (66%) of those who
use any advertising say
newspapers are their
primary source of local
sales and shopping
information. Even among
younger adults, ages 18 to
29, almost half (47%) say
newspapers are their
primary source. The
Internet, ranked second
among this age group at
19%. Newspapers are even
stronger among other age
"'There is a false
perception among many
people that newspapers
have become antiquated,"

said Carol Hudler,
president and publisher of
The News-Press and
Gannett Sun Coast
Newspapers. "These study
results are not surprising
to those in the industry,
but in a changing world,
they confirm the value of a
newspaper's portability
and its in-depth local
shopping information."
The study found that
Florida consumers look to
newspapers as the top
source of advertising for a
wide variety of products
and services including
groceries, major
appliances, autos,
hardware, real estate,
employment and local
entertainment. Groceries,
jobs and entertainment are
particularly strong, with 6
in 10 consumers saying
newspapers are their main
These are some other
key findings of the survey:
82% (10.2 million) of
adults in Florida read at
least one newspaper

during the week, much
higher than the national
average of 52%.
Newspaper readership
is strong among all
demographic groups, even
among the. youngest adults
ages 18, to 24.
Almost 6 in 10
Floridians read a weekly
or community newspaper.
"This study confirms
that Florida consumers are
avid newspaper readers,"
said Hudler. "It also shows
there is a strong potential
for newspapers to further
build readership."
A total of 1,000
interviews were conducted
during the study, using a
systematic random
selection of telephone
households : and
respondents within each
household. Results have a
margin of error plus or
minus 3.2 percentage
points. A complete copy of
the study, is available
online at: http://www

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September 2, 1998
: The Sheriffs Department took
the biggest hit a $500,000 cut in
commissioners' recent efforts to bal-
ance the budget.
Property owners can expect to
begin receiving TRIM (Truth In
Millage) notices this week.
The board of County
Commissioners is not in agreement
with the latest population estimate
to come from the University of
August 31, 1988
The County now has a fully char-
tered Jefferson County Democratic
Women's club. The group's charter
was presented last week by State
President Gwen Humphries.
If all goes as planned, a year
from now Monticello's new sewer
system could be in full operation.
The new plant will double the pres-
ent capacity. From 500,000 gallons
per day to a million gallons.
The Melear Dairy property will
I go on the auction block October 1 at
10 a.m. The auction will be held on
'the farm.
L- August 31, 1978'
I County Commissioner
i :Chairman W. Turnball Anderson
i-,,was first on the speakers scheduled
,'I 'at the Chamber of Commerce
r, Candidate's forum Tuesday at the
Brahman Restaurant.
; ".-I .

Central Telephone customers in
the Jefferson County area will save
35 percent on all long distance calls .|
placed on Labor Day, said John A
Fain, customer service.
Several efforts will be made this I
weekend to raise money for the'.
Muscular Dystrophy drive, begin-
ning with the Jaycess's roadblock on
the courthouse circle, Saturday
morning from 10 to 12.
August 31, 1968
Mrs. J.R. Cooksey was hostess to
her bridge club Saturday night. A
salad course was served prior to I
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Price and chil-
dren, Bill, Jr., and Lydia spent last
week at the St. Petersburg Beach.
Those from Monticello attending
a soil conservation meeting were
John Finlayson, T.B. Bird, Jr., and
Frank Norris.
August 31, 1958
Dorain Andrews, 7, son of Mr.
and Mrs. G.H. Andrews of
Monticello was treated locally for
severe burns received Saturday
while playing.
August 31, 1948
Clyde Sauls is visiting inm", ,
Gainesville this weekend.
The Misses Wilhelmina,
Anderson, Lucille Simmons and Ave
Ruth Sawyer spent last weekend at., .
Jacksonville Beach.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Monticello News 3A



Cont. From Page 1 Fencing

Cont. From Page 1

Department Superintendent
David Harvey that he had no
choice but to proceed with the
emergency repair of the dam-
aged roads. Which meant that
the county would have to
bring in private contractors
and incur costs, as the Road
Department could not do the
work alone.
Under the best-case sce-
nario, FEMA would reim-
burse the county for most of
the recovery costs, Schleicher
said. But he underscored that
the reimbursement would be
after the fact, cover only over-
time, and require that all
expenditures be documented
and justified. Even so, FEMA
would reimburse only 75 per-
cent of the costs and the state
would reimburse another 121
percent.' The county would
have to kick in the other 12 V2
percent, although a possibili-
ty existed that the latter might
be waived.
"We may have a cash
problem," was Schleicher's
bottom line.
As to which roads would
be repaired and in what order,
Schleicher said that FEMA
and the Road Department
would make those determina-
tions, based on such factors as
the traffic count and the num-
ber of residences on the road.
"The roads that we will
make the top priority are
those that carry the most traf-
fic," Schleicher said.
Commission Felix
"Skeet" Joyner took exception
to the proposal. He argued
that damaged roads that pro-
vided the only means of egress
should take priority. He per-
sonally knew of several cases
in his district where resident
were still stranded because of
the inundated condition of the
road, he said.
"These people are literal-
ly trapped," Joyner said.
"When it comes to the priority
of dirt roads, dead-end roads
need to be at the top of the
He cited the Murmuring
Creek subdivision as a prime
example, noting that one of
the Sheriff's Department res-

cue vehicles had been lost in
deep water there and that an
airboat helping in the rescue
effort had subsequently run
aground on the roof of a sub-
merged structure. Something
had to be done to repair such
roads in the event that a resi-
dent needed an ambulance or
other emergency service,
Joyner said.
This raised a thorny
issue: the use of public funds
on private roads, as
Murmuring Creek is a private
subdivision. Almost without
exception, the commission
has held to a strict policy of
not spending public funds on
private roads in the past,
despite the repeated appeals
of residents of private subdivi-
sions. Commissioners' fear is
that if they do one subdivi-
sion, they will set a precedent
that will force them to deal
with the many problematic
private roads in the county.
But County Attorney
Buck Bird offered on
Wednesday that per an opin-
ion of the Attorney General,
the commission could justify
using public funds on private
roads in emergency situations
where the public safety,
health or welfare was at risk.
"This would be only a
temporary step to get the
roads passable so that emer-
gency serviceacould get to the
residents," Bird said.
Joyner pushed for adop-
tion of the measure.
"I don't want us to get too
deep into this on private
roads," Joyner said. "But we
have to keep these roads
opened for emergency situa-
tions. They are still our citi-
He observed that under
present planning and zoning
regulations, the particular
subdivision would never be
permitted, given that it's vir-
tually in wetlands. But 25
years ago county officials had-
n't made such distinctions,
with thre result that the pres-
ent board now had to deal
with the problems, he said
Joyner said he didn't
want extensive work done to

the road. He only wanted it
patched up enough so that it
was passable.
To which statement
Schleicher responded. that
such little jobs generally
proved to be not so little. But if
Road Department was to
undertake the job on private
roads, it would have to be a
board decision, as Bird had
advised, he said. He noted that
it would be difficult enough to
get FEMA reimbursement for
work on private roads, if it
could be gotten at all; but it
would be virtually impossible
to get the reimbursement
absent a formal declaration
from the board.
In' the end, commission-
ers approved the repairs of
Murmuring Creek and West
Lake. roads and Meadowlark
Lane under the emergency
status for the purpose of.mak-
ing them passable to emer-
gency vehicles. But some com-
missioners did so with reser-
"Being unaware of this
ruling, I was blindsided by the
ruling," Commissioner J.N.
"Junior" Tuten said, referring
to the Attorney General's
opinion. "I myself have been
holding a lot of people at bay
on this very issue."
Commissioners also
voted to extend the resolution
declaring the county to be in a
state of emergency for anoth-
er seven days, a necessary
step to be eligible for the fed-
eral assistance. They. also
scheduled a special meeting
for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, to
get a more detailed assess-
ment of the storm damage, an
update of the progress of the
recovery effort, and to decide
if more private roads would
be addressed.
All the while, their fond-
est hope was that they would-
n't be dealing with Hurricane
Gustav when Tuesday came
around. As it turned out,
Hurricane Gustav hit New
Orleans on Monday. But
Halina, another tropical
storm. was now in the
Atlantic, with a projected path
toward the north of Florida.

Sheriff Warns Of Panhandler

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson. County Sheriff
David Hobbs issued a warning
.to residents concerning a pan-
handler, who has been plagu-
ing the .area, and residents,
here, and in neighboring com-
He said the Sheriffs
Office had received more than
a dozen complaints from resi-
dents, who described a white
man, giving the name of Todd
Cole, driving a brand new red
pickup truck, and going from
door to door in Jefferson and
Madison counties, and in
Greenville. "He's been giving
a variety of lies as excuses to
why it is an,'emergency for
him to receive money," said

Monticello News
. Staff Writer
Karen Lee Olszewski,
57, of JCKC Apt. 7,
Monticello, was arrested,
Aug. 15, and charged with
failure to appear for viola-
tion of probation/fraud.
Bond was set at $1.013, and
she bonded out of jail the
same day.
Timothy Ray Fraser,
22, of. 2981 Killearn Point
Ct., Tallahassee, was
arrested Aug. 15, and
charged with driving
under the influence. Bond
was set at $1,000 and he


Sheriff David Hobbs

Hobbs. The man is described
as being good looking, short
black hair and about 28-32

Donaedt out ot jail the 101-
lowing day.
Edin Roberto Pelicoo;
18, of 7202 Lillian Why 202,
Pensacola, was arrested
Aug. 15 and charged with
no valid drivers license.
Bond was set at $100 and
he bonded out of jail the
same day.
Daniel Blake Young,
19, of 10246 Capitola Rd.,
Tallahassee, was arrested,
Aug. 24 and charged with
driving while license sus-
pended/habitual offender.
Bond was set at $25,000
and he remained housed
at the County Jail

years old.
Those excuses. can vary
from he had to get to work in
Tallahassee, and had no gas
money, his wife is having a
baby and he has no gas to get
to the hospital, there is one
emergency or another as to
why it was imperative for him
to receive gas money to go to
Gainesville, and so on and so
forth. ,
"We're doing everything
we can do to put an end to it,"
said Hobbs. "If anyone comes
to your home, begging for you
to give him money, for any
reason, tell him no and close
the door," warns Hobbs.
If a man fitting this
description approaches your
home,, contact- the Sheriffs
Office at 997-2523.

Wednesday afternoon,
Aug. 27.
Carl Souter, 25, of 374
E. Glenn Rd., who was
received from
Tallahassee where he is
being held on a different
charge, plead guilty
Monday in court on
charges of aggravated
assault with a deadly
weapon on a law enforce-
ment officer, and aggra-
vated fleeing and eluding.
He was sentenced to three
years in the Department
of Corrections, and trans-
poy ed back to Leon

forego the fencing of the reten-
tion pond at the industrial
park elicited a sharp response
from Commissioner Jerry
Sutphin on Aug. 21.
Sutphin has been advo-
cating for the fencing of the
retention pond for several
months, ever since a boy
drowned in a similar pit in
Leon County. Sutphin, howev-
er, was out of town on Aug. 7
when his colleagues voted to
forego the fencing of the pond.
In reading over the min-
utes of the Aug. 7 meeting,
Sutphin said he was upset by
the board's decision that the
cost for the fencing of the
retention pond could not be
"I don't see how you gen-
tlemen can sit here and say
that it's not justified,"
Sutphin said. "If some child
dies at that pond some day, I
hope that the man upstairs
takes pity on your souls.
That's all I have to say."
Figures presented to com-
missioners at the Aug. 7 meet-
ing showed that it would cost
about $4,000 to install 1,400-
feet field fence around the
perimeter of the pond. The,


ing state funding and other
incentives for the develop-
ment of such alternatives.
What the reclaimed
water project proposes to do
is take treated effluence
from the Monticello treat-
ment plant and pipe it to
Simpson Nursery, which
will then, recycle the water
to irrigate its plants and
trees. Among the several
positives that the project is.
expected to accomplish, it
will: reduce groundwater
consumption; improve
effluent quality; eliminate
surface water discharge to
the wetlands; reduce water
shortages during droughts;
and lower the city's month-
ly costs of discharge moni-
toring tests.
Simpson reportedly
requires 1.6 million gallons
daily to irrigate 351 of its
more than 765 acres, which
assures complete usage of
the less than one million
gallons that the city handles
daily. The agreement
between Simpson and the
city is for 10 years.
Funding for the project
came from the Suwannee
River Water Management
District (SRWMD),
$1,500,000; the Florida
Department of Agriculture
Consumer Services,
$150,000; a legislative grant,
$500,000; and the City of
Monticello, $50,000.
Miller told the audience

county. also would have to
maintain the fence. Even so, it
wouldn't completely elimi-
nate the potential for liability,
should someone jump over
the four-foot high barrier,
commissioners decided.
"Anything can be a liabil-
ity or an attractive nuisance,"
Commissioner Danny Monroe
said. "We have graders by the
side of the road that could be a
potential liability. I don't
think we should cover every
potential liability. We're not
flush with money."
"Even if we were flush
with money, it wouldn't be a
good investment," rejoined
Commissioner J. N. "Junior"
Commission Chairman
Felix "Skeet" Joyner agreed.
"It's a sensitive issue,"
Joyner said. If we fence one
and don't fence the others,
then what? There's graders,
drainage ditches, the pond -
you can't fence the world up.
It's a never-ending issue with
that stuff."
County Attorney Buck
Bird brought a legal perspec-
tive to the commissioners'

that the project offered
proof that small cities, state
agencies and businesses
can work in partnership for
the betterment of each other
and the environment.
He said the first step
was to construct the head-
works, which function to
remove floatable objects
and other solids that may
enter the treatment plant in
the waste stream, thus pro-
tecting more sensitive
equipment and processes
down the line. Typically,
the headworks include
grinders, screens, screening
compactors and grit
removal systems. Miller
said construction on the
headworks was already
underway and construction
on the other part of the proj.,
.ect should begin in another
30 to 45 days. He estimated
that the reclaimed water
system could be operational
as soon as six months
hence, replacing the present
method of discharging the
Presently, the city
pumps its treated effluence
to a manmade wetlands,
where it is further purified
by soil filtration and then
pumped again and ulti-
mately discharged into a
jurisdictional wetlands that
feeds into the Aucilla River.
"This project will even-
tually eliminate the dis-
charge into the jurisdic-


mandated report that each
city and county must pro-
duce every so many years
on the 'statuses' of their
comprehensive plans and
how well these growth
management documents
are working in terms of
the communities' land-use
practices and future goals.
As consultant Tony
Arrant repeatedly
explained during the vari-
ous workshops on the
development of the
Jefferson County EAR, the
document is merely a
report on how well the
Comprehensive Plan is
working and what
changes, if any, it might
need to better fit the future
land-use needs of the com-
munity. The report did not
change the
Comprehensive Plan; it
merely stated what
changes would likely. be
coming. This was a point
that Arrant emphasized
repeatedly throughout the
As such, the state -
specifically the
Department of
Community Affairs (DCA)
- would determine that
the report was either "suf--
ficient" or "insufficient",
Arrant said. If the DCA
determined that the report
was sufficient, which
Arrant believed would be
the likely outcome, the
community could then
move forward with the
amendment of the
Comprehensive Plan, a
process that could take six
to eight months, he said.
One outcome of the

work on the EAR and citi-
zens participation in the
process was the discovery
that the Comprehensive
Plan is fraught with
errors, dating from its
original construction in
the early 1990s. These
errors, pointed out by citi-
zen David Hall, include
misspelled words, incom-
plete sentences, incompre-
hensible abbreviations (at
least, to the average citi-
zen), inaccurate geograph-
ical .references, and omit-
ted and plain inaccurate
"What you have here
would fail fourth grade
grammar," Hall told com-
missioners on Aug. 21.
"I'm telling you that as
a member of the public,
this document is confus-
ing. You're sending to -the
state a document with
Chairman. Felix "Skeet"
Joyner granted that the
report might be flawed.
"We understand that,"
Joyner said. "Everybody
understands that this is
not a perfect document.
But we need to get the
process going so that we
can get where we need to
go, which is the correc-
tion of the
Comprehensive Plan."
Hall acceded to
Joyner's logic, if with
"I'm going to take
your word and accept it
on faith that we're going
to correct all this later,"
Hall said, going on to cite
numerous of the errors

"What you're saying is
that you're willing to accept
* the liability," Bird said. "I
encourage you to take the atti-
tude that in some situations
you can do something about it
and not take the blanket atti-
tude that we have so many
that we can't do anything
about them."
Wasn't that the reason
that the county carried insur,-
ance? Joyner asked.
"As long as you recognize
the responsibility," Bird said.
"But we have certain'
attractive nuisance situations
that you are held mor6
responsible for by case law.
Children are not held to th6
same standards as adults to
recognize hazards. That's
where your real risks are, is
"with the children."
He offered the suggestion
that he would like to see coun-
ty officials put the fencing of
the pond into the planned
infrastructure upgrade of the
industrial park, a project for
which county officials have
long been pursuing funds.
The commissioners accepted
the suggestion as worth pur-

Cont. From Page 1:

tional wetlands and get u$
out of having to maintain
the constructed wetlands, '
Miller said. "It will also
reduce groundwater cori-
sumption and save the city
in monitoring test costs."
Additionally, the proj-
ect would improve the qual-
ity of the effluence and
make the plant more effi-
cient in terms of its biologi-
cal function, he said. .
Following Miller's brief
presentation, the group
reconvened at the Mays
House on East Washington
Street for refreshments and
Among city officials
attending the ceremony
were Mayor Gerrold
Austin, City Manager 8feve
Wingate' and City .Clerk
Emily Anderson;.. Others
attendees' included former
Mayor Julie Conley, now
head of the Jeffersoni
County Economip
Development Council;
Louis Shiver, chairman o'
the SRWMD Governing
Board; Jim Spratt, director
of environmental policy for
the Florida Nursery
Growers and Landscapb
Association; Chuck Allei,
director of agriculture nat-
ural resources manage-
ment with the Floridh
Department of Agriculture;
and Senator Paula
Dockery, State Senat4,
District 15.

Cont. From Page 1

that he had found in the
To the average citi-
zen, the formulation of
the EAR and the planned
amendments to the
Comprehensive Plan may
well seem to be a futilO
and esoteric bureaucratic
exercise that has little or
no bearing on their lives'.
But in fact, the
Comprehensive Plan and
the land-use regulations
that result from this
growth management doc-
ument have the potential
to impact every city and
county resident sooner or
later, whether directly or
indirectly, subtly or sig-
nificantly. In that respect,
the planned amendments
to the plan should be of
utmost concern to every
The latter is a point
that Arrant emphasized at
the commission meeting,
in' reference to Hall's cri-
"After the EAR comes
back from the DCA, we'll
workshop and wordsmith
all the language of the
Comprehensive Plan ele-
ment by element," Arrant
said. "There's a lot of mis-
takes in the plan going all
the way back to 1990.
We're going to wordsmith
the entire document back
to 1990 and prepare
amendments and redo the
plan so that's a more pol-
ished and effective docu-
ment. In that process, I
want as much public
input as possible so that
it's your document, not
my document."


4A Monticello News

Wednesday, September 3, 2008




Sheriff's Office Creating Website

FRAN HUNT, National
Monticello News Weather Service, National
Staff Writer Hurricane Center, FDLE and
In a continual effort to Division of Forestry.
better serve and protect the Information, which will
citizens of Jefferson County, also be available upon corn-
Sheriff David Hobbs and his pletion, includes; employ-
staff at the Jefferson County ment opportunities within
Sheriff's Office are currently the department, recent news,
in the process of creating a department contact informa-
website, which will do just tion, and the like.
that. The site also offers an-
Upon its completion, swers, to frequently asked
Hobbs said the website will question such as; how do I
enable residents to find in- put money into an inmates
formation about the Sheriff, account? Who would I con-
his deputies and support tact to get bond information?
staff, as well as information When can I see an in-
about community service mate? Can I call an inmate?
events and links to other Can I give or drop off items
agencies or public informa- for an inmate? and the like,
tion websites can also be as well as residents being of-
found; websites including fered the opportunity of
links to Flo'ida laws, safety questions they may have
tips, victim information, of- which will be posted to the
fender search for predators website.
and sexual offenders, Florida "The county has approx-

Big Bend Hospice Bet

Conference Plai
DEBBIE SNAPP clergy educators, nurses,
Monticello News health professionals, emer-
Staff Writer agency services, law enforce-
Big Bend Hospice is host- ment, students, geriatric
ing its Fourth Annual Be- specialists, military person-
reavement Conference, nel, funeral directors, nursing
"Grief: A Journey to Hope" home administrators, and
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 26, anyone dealing with grief
at the Tallahassee Commu- should consider attending
nity College Center for Eco- this important conference.
nomic and Workforce A variety of topics will be
Development. explored throughout the day
This conference is de- including spirituality grief
signed to provide useful in- in rural cultures, military
formation and practical loss, pet loss and loss of a
Strategies for professionals,to child.
use in assisting clients A variety of grief re-
through the grief process. lated professional re-
Counselors, therapists, sources including books,
hospice providers, advocates, videos, and music, will



imately 13,000 citizens, and
we provide 24-hour law en-
forcement service to the citi-
zens and various enterprises
within our boundaries," said
Hobbs. "We have 19 full-time
deputies and four reserve
deputies, supported by an ad-
ministrative staff and sup-
plemented by a jail staff.
"The Sheriff's Office is
,dedicated to provide non-dis-
criminatory, effective and ef-
ficient law enforcement
service in protecting the life
and property of the citizens
of Jefferson County, and to
ensure that the constitu-
tional rights of all persons
are protected."
He- concluded that
though a definitive comple-
tion date has not yet been de-
termined at this time, "It will
be completed and ready for
complete usage by residents
in the very near future."


provide an opportunity to
learn new interventions to
use with grieving clients,
and facilitate time to learn
from each other's experi-
ences and insights.
Registration is re-
quired by Sep. 12 and the
cost of the conference is
$69 with special'rates for
students, or four or more
from the same agency.
6.5 Continuing Educa-
tion Units will be offered.
Late registration after,
Sep. 12 will add $10 to each
Contact Lisa Baggett at
878-5310, X433 to register.
or for more information.

Diamond Level
Jefferson County Kennel Club
Steve and Jackie Andris
Platinum Level
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Huckleberry's Creations
Dean and Andi Jerger
Radey Thomas Yon and Clark PA
Gold Level
Bitner and Associates
Dave and Wendy Bitner
Caroline Carswell
Chris Connor
Scott Gwartney, JD


God Bless You All!
Wes Scoles, MD

Gold Level
0. Elizabeth Harden, Ph.D
Jefferson Builders Mart
Tom Lawrence, MD
Simpson Nursery Fred Beshears
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
The Monticello News/Jefferson Journal

Emerald Greene.
The Party Line and Fun Machin
Brad Richardson
Steve Walker Realty
Silver Level
Don Anderson
Dick and Friedel Bailar
Bill Beaty
Leonard Bembry
Harry and Jenna Brenner

Bill and Liz Beaty
Hines and Janegale Boyd
Chris and Annie Connor
Dana Connor
Dylan Connor
Leonard Dodson
Bill Douglas
Dave FitzSimmons (Dayton, Ohio)
Bobbie Golden
Mary Frances Grambling
Angela Gray
Katrina Guerry
Paul and Vicki Harman
Lisa Jackson
Mal and Marsha Jopling
Donna Lomprez
James and Angela Muchovej
Johnny Muchovej
Rebekah Owens, RN (Wentzville, Missouri)
Chuck Sarkisian
Wes and Lisa Scoles
Blaire Scoles
Zane Scoles
Charlotte Sims
Mo and Donna Skelton
Don Taylor
Brandy and Grant Willis

ies Silver Level
Ron Cichon
Eye Savers of Monticello
Angela Gray
David Hobbs Sheriff
Bob Hollan
Felix Johnston
Jim and Pam Kiellore
Lisa McGinley
James Muchovej, PhD.
North Florida Abstract
Judge Robert Plaines
Kirk Reams Clerk of Court
State Farm Tommy Surles

Chris Connor
Katrina Guerry
Paul Harman, OD
Rebekah Owens, RN
Bryan Mooneyhan
Wes Scoles, MD
Phillip Treadwell, PhD.
Brandy Willis, MD

A Doctor's Heart


l Monticello News Photo By Laz Aleman, August 26, 2008
It's a Jefferson County tradition for citizens and friends, relatives
and supporters of the candidates to gather on the grassy slope op-
Sposite the elections office to watch the minute-by-minute posting of
the election results. *


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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Monticello News 5A




Mivary lizaDetml illecer
Whatley, 89, died peace-'
fully August 28, 2008, at
home in 'Monticello,
Funeral services were
held at 1:00 pm Monday'
September 1, 2008 at First
Baptist Church, Monti-
cello, Florida. The family
received friends at Beggs
Funeral Home Monticello
Chapel from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 31, 2008. In
lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Altrusa
Club, P. 0. Box 683, Monti-
cello, Florida 32345, to be
donated to the Mary What-
ley Dining Room at the Jef-
ferson County Senior
Center. Immediately fol-
lowing the service, friends
were welcomed to the
Methodist Family Min-
istry Center for refresh-
tuneits.with the family.
w ary was born No-,
Vember 26, 118, in
Omega, GA. and was the
daughter of Frank Mercer
and Ardis Lindsey Mer-
cer, After graduation
from high. school,, she
worked for Georgia Pack-
ing Company in
Thomasville, Ga. After
the war she moved to
Monticello, in 1947 and be-

came a very successful en-
trepreneur. She foun-
ded Monticello Provision
Company and sold it to
Sysco in 1975. Then she
founded Fantasyland Jew-*
elry and Radio Shack
stores in Monticello, Cairo,
Ga. and Madison, FL.
Mary, was an active
member of the Monticello
community having served
on the Board of Directors
at Capital City Bank-
Emeritus; Monticello Al-
trusa Club, charter mem-
ber and the First Baptist
Mary, will be remem-
bered for her diligent work
ethic and perseverance,
her out going personality,
her generosity to share
with those in need, her ap-
preciation for her "up
bring", but most of all her
overwhelming love and-
companionship of family
and friends.
She is survived by her
children, Frank (Virginia)
Blow and Donna (Roger)
Champion of Monticello;
one brother Milton (San-
dra) of Omega, GA; four
sisters Mildred Willis of
Omega, GA, Mamie Kr-
rewer of Brunswick, GA,
Ruby (Oliver) Maxwell of
Fayetteville, GA. and Reba
Sumner of Woodstock, GA;
four, grandchildren
Catherine Morgen, Hunter,
(Lark) Champion, Andrea
Mollick and Jennifer Os-
born; and 5 great grand-
* children, ; caregivers Leola
McGee, Mildred Thompson
and special caregiver
Mary Barrington.
Mary was preceded in
death by her husband J. C.
Whatley, Jr.; two grand-
children Corbitt Blow and
Spencer Champion.

Humane Society

To Hold Dog Wash

Staff Writer
The Jef-
f e r s o n
County Hu-
mane Soci-
ety will
host its ()
final dog o
wash of the o -
year, 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m.,
Sept. 6, at
Wag The
Dog Thrift
and Treas- -
ure Shop, located at 315
North Jefferson Street.
The cost per dog is $5,
and there will be multiple
dog discounts offered.
With each dog wash, a free
Frosty coupon, donated by
Wendy's of Monticello, will
be issued.
All proceeds will bene-
fit the Jefferson County
Humane Society Animals
will also be on site for adop-

Y tion.
0 Regu-
lar' hours for
Wag The Dog
are Thursday
and Friday,.
noon until 4
p.m., and Sat-
urdays, 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m.
Animals are
always avail-
able for adop-

Residents are
invited to
come by and
h look at the
0 a many differ-
ent available
treasures they can locate
within the shop.
Monetary donations
can be made to the Jeffer-
son County Humane Soci-
ety, PO Box 559, Monticello,
and FL, 32345. The shelter
is open Wednesday through
Saturday, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
or by appointment. Call
342-0244 for additional in-
formation about animals
available for adoption.





Body & Paint Work Frame Straightening

1630 E. Jackson St. Thomasville, GA
.ocated behind Langdale Auto Mall)

2129 or 997-1955.
Girl Scouting is fun, and
builds girls of courage, confi-
dence, and character, who
make the world a better
place. Join with other girl's
ages 8 to 12, Junior Troop 150,
Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at
the Greenville United
Methodist Church to learn
more about Girl Scouts. For
more information contact co-
leaders Janice and Sean Car-
son at 948-6901 or contact the
Council of the Apalachee
Bend at 386-2131. Girl Scout-
. ing builds girls of courage,
confidence, and. character,
who make the world a better
The Keystone Club will
hold its first bake sale
fundraiser Saturday morn-
ing in front of the Monticello
Post Office and the Winn
Dixie store. This fundraiser,
is to raise funds for the stu-
dents to take a trip to a major
college or university during
this school year. For more in-
formation about The Stars

21st CCLC Program at the Jef-
ferson County Teen Center,,
contact Club Director Brian,
Ross at 528-2734 or.
Dog Wash and Frosty.
Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday-
at Wag The Dog. A donation:
of $5 per dog, with multiple
dog discounts. A Wendy's:
Frosty coupon will be given
with each purchase. This
event is sponsored by and;
will benefit the Jefferson
County Humane Society.
VFW Post 251 meets 5
p.m. on the first Sunday of
each month at the Memorialr
Missionary Baptist Church,
on South Railroad Street in,
the annex building for a busi-
ness and planning meeting.
Contact Sr. Vice Commander
Byron Barnhart at 251-0386
for more information.
Girl Scout Troop 187
meets 1:30 4:30 p.m. on the.'
first Sunday of each month.'
Contact the Council of the
Apalachee Bend at 386-2131

SEPTEMBER 4 Potter for more information
The Jefferson County at 386-2131.
Seminole Club is kicking off SEPTEMBER 4
its 2008 season with a meet- The WILD Bookmobile
ing 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The will be in the area on Tl~urs-
Mays House, Keynote day at Jefferson Arms Apart-
speaker will be Todd Stroud, ments from 1-2 p.m.; Lamont
the football strength and con- Chevron Fast Track, from 4-
ditioning coach at Florida 5 p.m.; and Union Hill AME
State University Contact Church, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sharon Morris at 997-2572 for Services are made possible
more information. by a State of Florida Com-
SEPTEMBER 4 munities in Caring Grant.
AA meetings are held 8 SEPTEMBER 5
p.m. on Thursdays at the Monticello Rotary Club
Christ Episcopal, Church meets every Friday at noon
Annex, 425 North Cherry at the Monticello/Jefferson
Street. For more information Chamber of Commerce on
call 997-2129 or 997-1955. West Washington Street for
SEPTEMBER 4 lunch and a meeting. Contact
Monticello Main Street President James Muchovej at
meets at noon on the first 980-6509 for club information.
Thursday of the month at the SEPTEMBER 5.
Monticello/Jefferson County Ashville Area Volunteer
Chamber of Commerce. This Fire Department meets 6:30
is a "'brown bag" lunch meet- p.m. on the first Friday of
ing. Contact the Chamber at each month at the fire sta-
997-5552 for date changes and tion. Contact Fire Chief. John
more information. Staffieri at 997-6807 for more
SEPTEMBER 4 details.
Girl Scout leaders and SEPTEMBER 6
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m. on AA meetings are held 8
the first Thursday of every p.m. Saturday at the Christ
month at the Eagle's Nest on, Episcopal Church Annex, 425
South Water Street for a gen- North Cherry Street. For
eral meeting. Contact Diane more information, call 997-

"The Gospel Never Changes"
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Senior Adult Choir of Elizabeth Baptist Church,
on Bassett Dairy Road, will present a musical drama ti-
tled; "The Gospel Never Changes." '
This musical event will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.
;The play is under the musical direction of Tommy
Lee Cone, and the dramatic direction of Shirley Faglie.
The community is cordially invited to attend, and stay
for the September Birthday Celebration following.

Is Your Money Working as
Hard as You Do?

Provided by Robert J. Davison

It's Labor Day, which, ironically enough, means that many peo-
ple are taking the day off work. But if you're like most people,
you spend most of your days working hard. And if you're going'
to achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable ietire;-
ment, you'll want your money to work hard for you, too.

What can you do to keep your money gainfully, employed? Here
are a few ideas:

In, et for growth. Many people make the mistake of invest-
irnm t[o.: conservatively. Of course, the stock market will always
tluc tu3te, and some price drops can seem frightening. Yet if you
tnv tN,- "play it safe" by investing strictly in conenr% alive invest-
me n t., 'uch as bonds and certificates of deposit (CDs), you could
be raking another type of risk: the risk of losing purchasing
p: .,% r That's because., fixed-income investments may.not pro-
,.Jc :- return-that keeps up with inflation. To really-have your
m.-nc',, work for you, then, you should include at least some
2r:, kith-oriented investments, such as stocks, in your portfolio.
Y,:u c.,n't eliminate the risk of losing principal, but you may be
.,ble to reduce it by purchasing quality stocks and holding them
for, thelong term.

Don't take "vacations" from investing. If you want your money
to continually work hard,'don't give it a vacation. Yet that's just
.vhat many people do, especially following an event that i~co0m-.:
inonly perceived as detrimental to the financial markets such as'
.: war, a corporate or political scandal or a spike in oil prices. But
in the past, the markets have always'rallied, even after, the .rqs.
disturbing news. And while it's true that past performance is notr
i guarantee of future results, it's also true that investors who stop .
investing for a while, as they wait for "things to get better," gen-.
erally earn poorer returns than those who have stayed invested,
through good times and bad.

Take the emotion out of investment decisions. It's been said
that fear and greed drive the markets. In other words, investors
sell stocks when their prices are down because they are afraid of'
further drops, and they buy more stocks when the prices are high'
in the hope of earning even more profits. In other words, their
emotions cause them to do the opposite of the most famous
piece of investment advice: Buy low and sell high. Don't make
these mistakes. Your money will work harder for you if
est it in a careful manner, based on your individual needs, goals
.,nd hisk tolerance.

Review your portfolio regularly. To make sure your money is,
in fact, working hard, you'll need to check on. it from time to
time. That's why it's a good idea to have regular portfolio re-
% iews, preferably with an experienced financial advisor. Over
time, your needs may change, or your investments themselves
may. evolve in a way you hadn't anticipated. If these things hap-
pen, you may need to make some changes to your portfolio so
that you can take advantage of new opportunities.

By following these suggestions, you can help your money work
for you in. the years and decades ahead. And, as is often the case
in life, hard work can bring good results.

Robert J. Davison Edward Jones
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

6A Monticello News

Wednesday, September 3, 2008




ne-'e come

Monticello News
Staff Writer
For many couples
wishing to "tie the knot",_
selecting the right wed-
ding invitation is a diffi-
cult choice to make.
There are dozens of
choices to make when it
comes to selecting the
wedding invitation,
and it is just not the
wedding invitation,, .
but perhaps the cou-
ple will want' wed- .
ding cards, wedding.-
shower announce-
ments, or even wed-
ding announ-
cements. These all
require a certain
amount' of atten-
tion,, but let's -talk
about the wedding
invitation first..
When choosing wed-
ding invitations, it is im-
portant to be patient when
selecting from the many
designs, themes, layouts,'
and colors you will dis-
cover. The best type of
wedding invitations are a

ice at the same price
through local vendors.
Besides providing
wedding invitations in a
wide price range, vendors
are also receptive to nego-
tiating wedding an-
nouncements, thank you
cards, or printing and
mailing services in order
to get your business. You

can find less expensive
wedding invitation ven-
dors in the area by going
to and
selecting the. lowest price
range' available. Of
course, if pricing is your
major concern, and you
have the time and creativ-

bit more traditional... .. ity, the cheapest way to get
They blend a.toucliof wedding invitations'is-by
sophistication, beauty,, making them yourself.
and elegance that the cou- Unique wedding invi-
ple wishes to convey to the stations ideas are also pop-
recipient. Traditional in- ular, and set the couple
vitations do not stick to apart from everyone else.
one certain color or lay- Many people associate
out: they represent the unique invitations with
couple. expensive wedding invita-
Now; if the main priority tions, but 'this is not the
is cost, standard invita- case most o the time.
tions can be bought online When choosing a
from different websites unique wedding invita-
and shipped to the cou- tion, you will have to first
pole's home within a week. view many varieties of
However, it is suggested designs, themes, layouts,
that for the special day, and colors available
that you visit your. local though the many vendors
wedding invitation that provide invitations in
.provider in person. There your area. Many different
are several reasons for styles and ideas can also
this. be found online.
Nothing compares to Unique invitations
the texture of the paper, can be as simple as using
noticing the differences in handmade, colored paper
details and patterns of with unique designs,
your choice firsthand and using different colored in-
viewing your selections in vitations arid envelopes,
natural lighting. or adding ribbons oy
You can also ask the bows. They can also in-
invitation provider in per- clude stamps, stickers,
son if they have any spe- dried flowers, or layering
cial and unique wedding paper. Hand calligraphy is
designs that are not read- also the perfect added
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try by inquiring about dis- -is wedding invitation eti-
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lect and order the wed- vice.
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the set wedding date to 1. The family that hosts or
allow time for prepara- pays for the wedding nor-
tions and mailing. mally sends the invita-
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tions can be found 2. When writing the invi-
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is best to leave it out
rather than writing a mid-
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3. When writing the invi-
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* words, including the date
year, hour, and address.
4. Use "...request the
honor of your pres-
ence..." for cere-
monies taking place
in a religious set-
ting or use "
quest the pleasure
4. of your company"
for ceremonies tak-
ing place at a non-
religious location,
such as in a natural
5. Invitations should
be sent to both
members of a cou-
ple. For instance, if you
are sending an invitation
to your uncle, don't ad-
dress the invitation to just
youi uncle; put your aunts
name on it as well, mak-
ing it out to John and
Mary Morris instead of
just John Morris. You
should do this even if you
only know one of party or
if you-already know that
only one is expected to at-
First time couples are
often at a loss when it
comes to choosing the
proper wording for their
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David George, on..."
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Covenant Hospice Offers

Grief Support Group

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Feelings of grief and
loss can be overwhelming.
For this reason,
Covenant Hospice will be
offering a six-week grief
support group from 3:30
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 9, in Perry, at the
Covenant Hospice office, lo-
cated at 2057 Byron Butler
Those who attend will
have the opportunity to ex-
plore their grief in a safe
and hearing environment.


The support group be-
gins on Sept. 9 and will run
for six Tuesday afternoons
through Oct. 14.
Light refreshments will
be served.
The support group is"
free but registration is re-
To register for this sup-
port group, or for addi-
tional information, call
Elizabeth Robinson at 1-
Celebrating 25 years of
keeping the promise,
Covenant Hospice is a not-
for-profit organization ded-

icated to providing compre-
hensive, compassionate
services, to patients and
loved ones during times of
life-limiting illnesses.
The focus of Covenant
Hospice is to enable its pa-
tients to live as fully and
comfortably as possible, to
provide dignified palliative
care, to assist patients'
loved ones in coping with
end-of-life issues and the
eventual death of the pa-
tient, and to improve care
for all patients at the end of
their lives by example and

Fire Departments

Receive Laptops, Training
FRAN HUNT Rescue trucks will also be ware.
Monticello News e q uipped "Eventually, the fire
Staff Writer with a GPS fighters and the EMS Para
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residents and saving them
taxpayer dollars at the same
tim hne, Jefferson County Fire
Rescue' (JCFR) personnel,
along with firefighters from
all the county volunteer de-
partments, received train-
ing Thursday, Aug. 21 on
laptop computers, and re-
ceived the units following
the completion of the train-
Chief Jim Billberry
said JCFR is installing lap-
top computers in all of the
JCFR and volunteer fire de-
partment fire apparatus, to
provide vital on-scene in:
formation to the firefighters
during an emergency.
"Property Appraiser
David Ward obtained 13 sur-
plus laptop computers from
FDLE and donated them to
the Fire Department," said
Billberry. "The computers
were declared surplus by
FDLE when they upgraded
to new ones." He added that
for security reasons, the
FDLE removes and destroys
the old hard drives.
"Ward and Johnny
Abron were able to obtain
new hard drives and the
necessary operating soft-
ware and got them working
as good as new," said Bill-
berry "The cost to buy new
laptop computers at approx-
imately $1,200 each would
have ruined the budget of
the Fire Department."
He said that Ward and
Abron downloaded data
files from the Property Ap-
praiser's Office which al-
.lows the firefighters to
locate contact information
for the property owners at a
fire. aerial photos of prop-
erty for planning an attack
strategy for fighting the fire
and many other programs.
"Fire Rescue plans to
download the Hazardous
Materials Response Guide-
book, Incident Command
System, and other vital in-
formation onto these com-
puters," Billberry added.
"Another critical addition
to the laptop computers will
be a data file that plots
every fire hydrant in Jeffer-
son County.
Bob Cooper of Jeffer-
son Communities Water
along with Property Ap-
praiser office will be plot-
ting the exact location of
each hydrant with a GPS
"The location and hy-
drant pressure will' be
loaded into the laptop and
can be located while the
firefighters are en-route to
a fire," said Billberry Fire

location .and the exact loca-
tion of the call for service."
He added that Abron
has begun conducting
classes to train the JCFR
and VFD personnel on how
to work with these laptop
computers and their soft-

complete their reports
electronically on these
computers," he said. "This
will save the county even
more money since Fire
Rescue hopes to become a
paperless department
some day. "I'm very
pleased that our Fire De-
partment is adopting this
technology to provide bet-
ter service to the citizens
of Jefferson County," con-
cluded Commissioner
Gene Hall

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CountY Schools Open

Monticello News'
Staff Writer
The first day of school
went off without a hitch in
county schools. At Jefferson
Elementary School, there
were 517 students on the first
day of class, Aug. 18. Princi-
pal Melvin Roberts said the
number of students was down
by approximately 100, prima-
rily because of the opening of
the Care Charter School of
Excellence, at the former

Howard Middle School loca-
tion, this year.
There is a new parent out-
reach program, in which
Edna Henry serves as the par-
ent liaison, and there is a new
parent resource center located
in the front of the school.
There are 37 instructional
staff, and 29 support staff for
a total of 66 employees, 11 of
which are new.
New employees include
Principal Melvin Roberts, as-
sistant principal Linda Ward,

teachers Linda Ward, pre-K;
Daphne June and Jahanna
Daniels, both K-5; Jacquelyn
Dupuio, music; Eddie Thomp-
son, physical education; Holly
Holmes, English as a second
language; Megan Finlayson,
occupational therapist; and
Karen Bullock, secretary
Jefferson County
Middle/High School reports
that everything went really
well on the first day of school.
"There were no problems,"
said assistant principal Jim

Norton. He reported that
there were 452 students re-
porting for class, up from last
years projected 435, students
There are three lunch pe-
riods, which fed the majority
of the students on the first
New to the teaching staff
this year is middle/high
school reading coach Janet
Cook, and Reading 180 in-
structor Roslyn Mims. And
new to the administration are
Principal Geraldine Wild-
goose, and assistant Principal

Jim Norton. "We (Wildgoose
and Norton) may be new to
this particular position, but
we are both well seasoned pro-
fessionals," he concluded.
At Monticello Christian
Academy, Principal Brenda
Bailey reports that the first
day of school went well, with
40 students reporting, the
same number as last years en-
rollment. The school has four
staff members, including new
high school teacher Melynda
"We're beginning to grow
now, so we're looking to hire

another teacher," concluded
From the Care Charter
School of Excellence, the
news met with reluctance to
answering any questions
about the school and staff. On
several occasions throughout
the week of Aug. 20, phone
calls were made, messages left
for Coordinator Harriett
Cuyler, but calls were not re-
Questions were emailed,
to Cuyler at her request, but at
press time they remained




The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
the following items for recycling:

All plastic bottles soda bottles (any size), milk jugs, water bottles,
laundry detergent bottles, etc.

All type cans Tin cans cans, dog food cans, cat food cans, etc.
Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans etc.

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

All Cardboard Products grocery bag, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.

All glass bottles, jars etc. (clear, brown & green)

Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located
at 1591 Waukeehah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the
collection sites in the County.

Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our
Landfill and saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)


*White Goods (which consist of) Refrigerators, freezers, washing
machines, dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle

Used Oil & Oil Filters

Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool chemicals,
paint, paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers clearly marked to
identify contents)

**The Recycle Center Household Hazardous Waste Office will accept
medical & pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned into an
employee of the facility and not just dropped off.

Please take notice to all of the signage posted in the
collection site for the proper disposal of above items.

The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
information on other items for disposal in the City, please call
Steve Wingate at 342-0154.

Please visit the Jefferson County web page for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.


Steve Weeks New.ACA

Transportation Mechanic

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Steve Weeks is the new
Transportation Mechanic at
Aucilla Christian Academy
He began working for the
school on the official first day
of classes, Aug. 11.
He brings with him, 30
years of experience of repair-
ing trucks, light, and heavy
equipment. He says he finds
his biggest challenge to be
talking in front of a group of
people, and the goal he most
hopes to achieve this'year is to'
Sgbt started building a new
house for his family
He was born in Naples, FL
and lived in the eastern por-
tion of the state for 37 years,
and in Madison for 12 years.
Weeks has a wife, Ana,
and son, John, ant daughter,
Jessica, and two granddaugh-
ters; Charlotte and Samantha.
His hobbies include hunt-
ing, fishing and camping, and
a comment he wished to close
the interview with, "God an-
swers all of our prayers, some-
times'the answer is no!"


Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian Acad-,
emy has PTO opportunities
throughout the school year,
in which parents, teachers
and administrators are en-
couraged to participate.
PTO is an organization
at ACA that consists of par-
ents, teachers and school
administrators working to-
gether through volunteer-
ing and fundraising to
enhance the school life at
Events supported by
PTO include PTO spon-
sored meals at the Opera
House and the May Day Cel-
ebration; the father/daugh-
ter dance which gives dads
and their daughters a
chance to spend fun quality
time together. The event is
hosted around Valentine's
Also the annual Fall
Festival, which is the
biggest event of the year for
Aucilla. The Fall Festival'
includes carnival games,
inflatables, food, and prizes.
This is an event that resi-
dents, their friends and
families can't miss, and it is
hosted in October.
There is the Cady
fundraiser, which contin-
ues through the end of Sep-
tember It is a catalog,
which includes all kinds of
favorites for sale, including
gifts, gift wrapping, maga-
zines, and chocolate. Every
year, PTO tries to bring new
fundraising ideas in order
to fund various projects.
PTO is working to be-
come more involved in the
communities of Jefferson,
Madison and Taylor coun-
ties to show appreciation of

Steve Weeks is the new Transportation-Mechanic
at Aucilla Christian Academy.

0 Opportunities

the support given the
school. Anyone having sug-
gestions of community
events'to become involved
in is asked to contact one of
the PTO Board members.
PTO members also par-
ticipate in the Taylor
County Forest festival, 9
a.m. until 2 p.m., Oct. 25.
School directories are
created, and funded by the
ACA PTO. The directory
provides phone numbers
and email addresses for
nearly every family and
every faculty member. It

also contains useful infori-
mation. with regard to
sports program commit-
tees, school organizations,
board members and a
school calendar. These are
a must have for every fam-
ily for only $2.
As a part' of 'Spirit
Sales", PTO sells T-shirts,
sweatshirts and other
items to show school spirit
at football games. This
year the PTO is trying to re-
cruit more volunteers to
help at other sports games

Greetings to the citizens of Jefferson County,
District 2. Let me say "THANK YOU" to all who
supported my campaign during'the Primary
Election. I want you to know that I have plans,
visions and goals to represent you and our
community's most valued possession, OUR
CHILDREN. I will do my job well, be committed,
faithful and trustworthy.

As we begin the second half of this election
process, I ask for your vote and support in .
representing you as the next School Board
Member, District 2 in the upcoming General
Election on November 4.

ONE Voice For Better Education

Sandra (SAN) Saunders
Political Advertisement paid for an approved by Sandra Saunders Non-Partisan
for School Board Member District 2

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Monticello News 8A


ACA Gold Cards Now On Sale

Monticello News
Staff Writer
It's that time of year
again when the Aucilla
Christian Academy
Athletic Committee is
selling Gold Cards for all
ACA home game admis-
sions. Whether its JV, or
varsity football, basket-
ball, baseball or softball,
the Gold Card will get you
into all regular season
By purchasing the
Gold Card, you will have a
tremendous savings for
the entire school year of
sports admissions. The
costs of the cards are $100
for one person, $150 for
two people, and $200 for
an entire family.

The different Aucilla
sports teams play 40-50
home games per year with
an admissions cost of $4
to $5 per person. Money
collected at the gate is
used to pay expenses for
that game, such as offi-
cials, splitting the gate
with the other team, and
the like.
Not only is purchas-
ing the card- a great sav-
ings, but more important-
ly, it funds the Athletic
Committee at ACA with
100 percent of the money
going directly to the ath-
letes. Player's letter jack-
ets are purchased by the
committee and well as the
sports banquet, trophies.
The Sports Committee
also helps defray some of

the cost of summer camps
for the athletes.
Through the purchase
of the Gold Cards, ACA is
able to continue support-
ing their athletes
throughout the year with
extra expenses, which
may arise in. any sport.
Gold Cards can be
purchased at any time, by
contacting Melissa
Kinsey at 997-3597.
In related news,
another way the Athletic
Committee raises money
is by placing advertising
signs up at the ACA foot-
ball field, in the gym, on
the baseball field and soft-
ball field. To purchase a
sign, for additional details
or for pricing, please con-
tact ACA at 997-3597.

NFCC ToH Iod Auditions

For Fall Production Sept 08, 9

The NFCC Sentinel
Upstage Players will hold
open auditions for "All
Over But The Shooting"

at 7 p.m., on both
Monday, Sept. 8 and.
Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Van
H. Priest Auditorium, on

NFCC campus.
"All Over. But The
Shooting" by Lee Mueller
is a murder mystery and
will be presented Nov. 13,
14 & 16 at the Wardlaw-
Smith-Goza Conference
Center. The mystery
begins as a colorful
group of actors arrive to
audition for an upcoming
play. Before the audi-
tions are complete, "a
murder takes place and
the group spirals into
mass chaos and suspi-
NFCC's Dr. Jessica
Webb directs this fun
production. For more
information about audi-.
tioning, rehearsals or the
play, contact Denise Bell
at (850) 973-9481 or

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Football Roster,

Coaches, Schedule

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian
Academy head JV football
coach Derrick Burrus,
reports the 2008 roster, list
of coaches, and schedule
for Warrior gridiron
JV Warriors for 2008
include; Tanner Aman,
Austin Allen, Cole
Barclay, Austin Bentley,
Justin Brown, Timothy
Burrus, Trey Copeland,
Cole Davis, Jay Dickey,
Casey Demott, Jacob
Dunbar, Jay Finlayson,
Doug Gulledge, Bradley
Holm, and Brandon Holm.
Also, Hunter Horne,
Matthew Hutcheson Jr.,
Jared Jackson, Tyler

Jackson, Cody Ledford,
Hans Sorenson, Jarrod
Turner, and Sawyer
Coaching the 2008 JV
Warriors are Mac
Finlayson, Mike Holm,
Kevin Horne, Robert
Ledford, and head coach
Derrick Burrus.
All games for Aucilla
are at 6 p.m., and gridiron
action begins against
Brookwood Sept. 4, there;
Robert F. Munroe, Sept.
11, here; Brookwood,
Sept.18, here;
Maclay, Sept. 25, there;
Robert F. Munroe, Oct. 2,
there; and the season
winds up when the
Warriors square off
against Maclay, Oct. 9,

Rag Football


Sept 13

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Recreation Department
will host Pee Wee Flag
Football registration, 9
a.m. until 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13 at the
Recreation Park.
Pee Wee Flag
Football is for athletes
ages 7-11 and Oct. 1, 2008
is the age determination
date.. Pre-registration is
Sept. 1 through Sept. 12.
For further informa-
tion contact Kevin Aman
at 342-0240.

ACA Seeking Art Materials

The Art Department at
Aucilla Christian
Academy is continually in
need of household items to
be donated for use
throughout the year by the
students in various art
projects done in class.
Items from the kitchen
include: aluminum potpie
pans, frozen dinner trays
without the dividers,
Styrofoam or cardlioard
meat or vegetable, trays,
plastic cookie cutters,
plastic bowls, large plastic
spoons, plastic buckets,
dough rollers, and plastic
measuring cups.
Needed fabric and
sewing items .include:
scrap fabric (especially
cotton or cotton blends,
prints or solids), sewing'
notions, including rib-
bons, lace, yarn.
Big items needed
include: electric potter's
wheel (which the school
will make arrangements
to pick up), pencil sharp-,
eners, and alligator skull
or other interesting bones.
Also needed are maga-

zines pertaining to hunt-
ing and fishing, sports,
wildlife (Florida, national
and international), home
craft magazines, and
please, no immodest maga-
Additional household
. items include wire coat
hangers, unusually
shaped bottles, artificial
flower arrangements,
conch shells or other large
shells, spray bottles, and

costume jewelry.
Assorted boxes are
also needed, including
shoe, oatmeal, salt, and
especially jewelry.
Other items include
newspaper without flyers,
paint, any type including
spray paint, old greeting
cards, Styrofoam chips,
and paper tubes including
paper towel cores, toilet
paper cores, and wrapping
paper cores.


Announces the regular school board meeting to which
the public is invited. The meeting will be held at the
Desmond M. Bishop Administration Building on
Monday, September 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
/ *
Agendas may be picked up at the district office at
1490 W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL. Monday
through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
A copy of.the school board packet will be available,
for review at the district office on Wednesday morning,,
September 3, 2008.


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blank. No photocopies accepted.
* Bntries must be completely filled out. legible and dropped
Off at Moiicello .\ie'c. 1215 N. Jefferson St., Monticello. no
later than 5 pmn on Frida\ or mailed to P.O. Bo\ 142, Monti-
cello, Florida 32345: postmarked bN Friday.
* Judges decisions are final.
* Winners \ill be announced each Wednesday in the Monti-
cello Nvwi.
* Employees of the newspaper and their family members are
not eligible for the Football Mania contest.
* MuNut be ten i 101i ears old. or older to pla\.
* In the FSU vs Western Carolina, write do\\wn what you
think the final score will be. This w ill be used to break a tie.
if needed.

This Week's Winners.

..Prizes can-be pickedup at
Mont1ello 1Nw^ :
1215 N. Jefferson St.
Monticell, Florida 32344

Nae:Official Entry Form
State: ZIP:
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

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1. Charades, e.g.
5. Attend
9. Chest material
14. Flight data, briefly
15. Diamond Head locale
16. Andean animal
17. Not commercially
20. Incapable of littering
21. Berth place
22. Deception
23. Barley bristle
25. Dadaism founder
26. Astrological aspect
27. Verb that combines
with another verb to

, help form tense, mood or
33. A Swiss army knife
has lots of them
34. Wray of "King Kong",
35. A hamlet
37. Some male dolls
38. a high note
41. Blubber
43. Some deer
45. "... he drove out
of sight"
46. on Down the
47. Large window with a
single pane
51. "A likely story!"
53. Branch
54. Control

55. "Much About
56. Chafes
58. Organ stop
63. Takes books to people
66. Bear
67. "... there is no _
angel but Love":.
68. Bad day for Caesar
69. Minimal
70. Beach, basically
71. mortals
1. Family based on male
2. Above

3. Supernatural
4. Catch a glimpse of
5. Mistress of a house
6. Big galoot
7. "Get _!"
8. Money paidtout
9. Applauded
10. Grove Village, Ill.
11. One's living
12. Prenatal test, for
13. Carried on
18. "Get __!"
19. Type of missile
24. Indian bread
27. Arctic bird
28. -friendly
29. Fear of foreigners or
30. Japanese immigrant
31. Actress Winona
32. Secondtgrowth of
grass in a season
36. 100 centavos
39. Sundae topper, per-
40. Hemisphere includ-
ing NorthtAmerica and
42. Nave bench
44. Vivid red with an
orange tinge
48. Align
49. Coarser parts of a
50. Ancient Andean
51. Turkish porter or
burden bearer
52. Building block
57. Part of the Hindu
59. Barber's job
60. Helper
61. Swerve
62. quam videri"
(North Carolina's motto)
64. Driver's lic. and oth-
65. Coal container

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Monticello News 11A

3 BR/2BA house for rent in beauti-
ful historic downtown Monticello
positioned on a 1.3 acre lot, just 3
blocks west of the courthouse. Over-
sized master suite has a walk-in
closet, french doors going into the
master bath that includes a Jacuzzi
tub, separate walk-in shower and
linen closet. Hardwood floors
throughout. Oversized kitchen with
breakfast bar, glass top stove/double
oven, refrigerator, dishwasher,
washer and dryer, gas fireplace, tan-
kless hot water heater, plantation
wood blinds throughout, ceiling fans
in bedrooms and living room. Two
car detached garage and work area.
Large deck with a handicapped
ramp. You can hear the town clock.
$975 per mo. 567-6451.
8/22,27,29,9/3 c.
Apartments for Rent at Coopers
Pond. 1 BR/1 BA & 2br/lba.
Call 997-5007.
PRIME Downtown OFFICE Space -
Cherry Street Commons.
750 Sq. Ft. $540. Month.
500 Sq. Ft $460. Month.
Call Katrina Walton/Coldwell Banker/
Kelly & Kelly Properties at 510-9512
Downtown Monticello Spacious
Newly Renovated 2/1 Furnished
and unfurnished apartments short
term or long term. With A/C,
Laundry, & Parking. Also have
office spaces for rent.
Call 850-284-7685.
7/23, tfn, c.
New 1BR mobiles, furnished and.
unfurnished. Adult Park, No pets.
$600-$650 a month includes elec-
tric. Deposit Required. 850-997-
1638. No calls before 9 am or after 9
1468 S. Waukeenah St. Office 300,
Monticello. 1 BR ($417) & 2BR
($455). HUD vouchers accepted,
subsidy available at times. 850-997-
6964. Handicap units open. TTY711
Equal housing opportunity.
870 Sq Ft Office/retail space on
busy N Jefferson St. $500 A month
includes utilities. Call 997-3666.
Mobile Home 2 br 11/2 bth w/
storage building, near 1-10. $500
mth call 850-421-3911.

House- 4'br 2 bth in Waukeenah.
$750. NorthFlorida Property
Management call 850-421-3911
8/29, 9/3,5,pd.

F- 350 1990 Ford truck, flat bed,
Dual wheel w/ removeable side rails.
Good Farm Truck in Good Condi-
tion. $ 4,200, call 997-1582.
8/29, tfn, nc.

Medium* size brown dog and
puppy on comer of Nash Rd &
Waukeenah HWY (259) Please call
Cay at 545-6533.

HlWanted a

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Must be a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, and be able to get along
tfn, nc. with an entire office staff. Must have good personality and LOVE to talk on the
telephone. Apply in person only at the Monticello News newspaper office, lo-
rinder- cated at 1215 N. Jefferson St., in Monticello. Please.... if you're not sure how
all 251- an alarm clock works or you average more than two dramatic incidents in your
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Kennel Staff- Experience helpful, but will train right person. Must love ani-
mals, be good with public, be dependable, and have transportation. Call 241-
4073 anytime.
8/27, tfn, c.

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Full-time positions open for South Thomas Countr Plantanon
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Excellent pay and benefits. including health, dental and life
insurance: housing or housing allowance

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Pine w/ beige shades, $25 ea

Electric Home Meat G
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It's 5th Friday Sale Time again at
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29th- Sept. 5th Hook some GREAT
DEALS on Tanks,Stands, and much
more! 683 E Bass St. Madison, FL

Jazzy/ Vanguard
Electric Wheel Chair
$400, hydraulic lift for transporting
wheel chair $800. 510-7104.

GOATS & PIGS- $35.00 each or
will trade for hay rolls and feed.
997-0901 Leave message

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. 7/4tfn,c

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

HOGGING Starting at
All Types of Tractor Work.
11/16, tfn,c
Exterior Carpentry work, Call Bob
850-242-9342. Sheds as low as
Homes, Businesses, Sidewalks,
Driveways, Decks, Lic./Ins. Since
1977. Free estimates 997-4100, or.
8/27, tfn,c.

ASK FOR BOB 850-242-9342 or

North Carolina Mountain Home
on 1 acre near Blue Ridge Special
$150,000. Call 997-1582

I For Sale ]

Personal Representai\ e
Michjel Opalkj
16173 S \. '70th Street Ft

Lauderdale. Florida 33331

Sela Real Estate Since 1972
Experience can help!

QO Acre Clark Rd $25).000
Waukeenah 14 acres $9,800/ac
New Liongs I bedroom I bathb home on
4-t w. screened front porch. covered
deck m back $96,500
In Town Treasure 2 bedroom 1 bath
beautiful floors $129,900
Thompson Valley Rd 2/2 home 7.33 ac
mostly cleared $195,000
Great Location 3/2 home 1.56 ac, big
bam, green hse $165,000
Murmuring Creek 52 acres. septic
lank $69.500
The Budd House 4/2 high ceilings/
great porches, $385,000
Priced toSell 5 hillside acres in Aucilla
Shores $50.000
Mixed Use Property 12acres
4 houses/ac allowed $36,500/ac
m P 5 1loely acres on paved road
$15,500 per .acre
Horse Farm 29 acres DW w/fire-place,
stables, $329,000
e4aJ n, 5 a/3 fenced/2car garage/pooV
guest he-, shop. pasture/ 100 in pecans
Prime CommercialPropert near
Pizza Hut 6.5 acs $650,000
Waukeenah H 2iw 7.q)ac
pas.ture. fenced. pond $545,000
Timberland 156 ac some pines divide by
Hwy $2000/ac

Gravesites- (6) 4x10 lots for sale,
up front, at Oakfield Cemetery. Re-
duced price, below cost. Call Earl
Parnell at 997-1557.

Do you think lightning would strike
if you entered a church? We are
willing to take that chance! Christ
Episcopal Church, three blocks N of
the courthouse. On Sun., Sept.. 14,
we return to our regular schedule of
services at 8:30 and 11:00: 997-
4116. 9/3,c.


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Sept. 9 6:00 p.m. This bank owned
property is surrounded by national
forest and conservation lands. Two
tracts totaling 144 acres, just off
U.S. Hwys. 74,19,129. Access
roads have been added for develop-
ment. Bid online or at the auction.
Sale Site: Holiday Inn Express,
Murphy, NC, Terms: Pay 10%
down, 10% buyer's premium. For
detailed Information, call (800)479-
1763 or go online to NCAL#6397
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Co., Inc. (334)264-3265. Bryant
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Waterfront Lots on Kerr Scott Lake,
Wilkes County, NC. September 11
at 6 p.m. Iron Horse Auction,
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING : The Distr Board ot Trustees of
North Florida Communnt, College v ill hold its regular monthly. meeting
at 5 30 p.m on Tuesday. September 16. 200S in the NFCC Student Cen-
ter Lakeside Room. NFCC. 325 N\V Turner Da\ is Dr. Madison. FL. A
cop\ ol the agenda ima be obtained b\ ring NTCC. Office of the Pres-
ident. at the iddie,, aboe. For disabilit -related accommodations, con-
tact the NFCC Otfice of College Ad\ancement. 850-973-1653 NFCC is
an equal access. equal opportunity. employer

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting & 1st Public Hearing on FY Budget
On Tuesday, September 9, 2008 the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement. Districts Governing Board will meet at 3:00 p.m. at District
Headquarters, Hwy 49 and 90 East, Live Oak, Florida. The meeting is to
consider Districq business and conduct public hearings on regulatory and
land acquisition matters. Following the meeting, the 1st public hearing
will be held on the District's Fiscal year 2009 Budget.

All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.


File Number. US-4-3-PR


The administration of the estate of JEROME G SMITH. deceased.
Shoe date of death '.as FebruarN -1. 200S. is pending in the Circuit Court
tor lefierson Count\. Flonrda. Probate Di% vision under probate file # 08-43-
PR the address of khuich i, I Courthouse Circle. Monticello. Florida
323-4-1 The names and addresses of the personal representame and the
personal repreeritatie's attorney, are set forth below.
All creditors ,oi the decedent and other persons ha\ ing claims or de-
imands against decedent s estate on % horn a cop\ of this notice is required
to be served nmus file their claims \v'.ih this court WITH[N THE LATER
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons ha\ ing claims
or demands against decedent's estate mut file their claims % ith this court
The date of the firsi publication of this nonce is September 3. 2008.

Attorney\ for Personal Representatie
T. Buckingham Bird. Attorney\ at LJa
PO Bo'. 247 Monticello. Florida 32345
i5l50i 997-35ii3

Personal Repieseniamie
Jackson C. Fern
P.O Bo\ 939
Monticello. Florida 12344


1 2A Monticello News

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Great

Annual Fishing Fundraiser

Benefits Leukemia Victims

Residents in the Big
Bend region have gathered
every year for the past five
years to paddle out, cast a line
and combat the disease that
is diagnosed in 121 Ameri-
cans every day, Leukemia.
Not only is Crowder Ex-
cavation's Kingfish Shootout
a chance to enjoy the out-
doors and interact with mem-
bers of the comuntnity. but
also to remember friends and
family who have been af-
fected by leukemia. Boats
will shove off from the C-
Quarters Marina in Carra-
belle to raise money and
awareness for the Leukemia
Research Foundation. For
many, this is a fun weekend
of fishing that is scheduled
this year for Sept. 26-28. For

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leukemia supporters, the
event is especially signifi-
cant, as its contributions
have benefited pivotal re-
search and will likely exceed
the $500,000 mark this year.
As "the disease that does
not discriminate," leukemia
affects all races, any gender,
and at any time. Leukemia,
or cancer of the blood, ac-
counts for about 33 percent of
cancer cases in children aged
0-14 and is 10 times more
prevalent in adults than in
children. Someone is diag-
nosed with a form of this dis-
ease every five minutes.
Years ago, Lisa Crowder
Jackson was that someone. A

dynamic and admired Crow-
der family member, Lisa's
memory and passion for life
are the inspiration behind
the Kingfish Shootout, which
was created six years ago by
her father, Jimmie Crowder.
By funding leukemia re-
search, lives such as Lisa's
might be saved and the qual-
ity of life of those diagnosed
can be improved.
All profits from the tour-
nament go directly to the
Leukemia Research Founda-
tion. To register for the 6t An-
nual Kingfish Shootout in
Carrabelle on Sept. 26-28,
please visit

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) will begin ac-
cepting 2009
special-opportunity spring
turkey hunt applications 10
a.m. (EDT) Sept. 9. The dead-
line for submitting applica-
tions is midnight (EDT) Oct.
Applications may be
submitted at www.wildlife, county tax col-
lectors' offices or at any li-
cense agency. A random
drawing decides who will re-
ceive the coveted permits.
To apply, hunters, can
obtain application work-
sheets at
hunting and at all FWC re-
gional offices.
Demand for these hunts
is typically greater than the
number of available per-
mits, but hunters can in-
crease their chances of
being selected by submitting
as many $5 nonrefundable
applications as they like.
Successful applicants pay a
permit fee of $50 to $175, de-

pending on the special-op-
portunity hunt area se-
lected. Participation rules
limit out-of-state hunters to
one permit per hunt.
The FWC created spe-
cial-opportunity spring.
turkey hunts for sportsmen
looking to take an Osceola,
the "crown jewel" of the
turkey hunter's Grand
Slam. The FWC designs spe-
cial-opportunity turkey
hunts to take place on large
tracts of land, with great
habitat, healthy turkey pop-
ulations and a limited num-
ber of hunters.
The Osceola is a highly
prized subspecies of wild
turkey found only in penin-
sular Florida, south of and
including Dixie, Gilchrist,
Alachua, Union, Bradford,
Clay and Duval counties. All
hunts take place within the
Osceola turkey's home
For more information
on special-opportunity Osce-
ola turkey hunts, visit

Florida Farm Bureau

Young Farmers Team

With Second Harvest
Florida Farm Bureau's Young Farmers & Ranchers
(YF&R) program has teamed up with America's Second
Harvest,-the largest charitable relief organization in the
U.S., to help feed America. Young Farmers and Ranchers
across the nation have been working in partnership with
Second Harvest since 2002 to keep feeding the hungry.
Young Farmers 'and Ranchers Farm Bureau
members between the ages of 18 and 35 are donating food
and other items to local. food banks affiliated with
America's Second Harvest. They also donate money and
"Each food bank depends heavily on individuals and
groups to help in the fight against hunger," said Rachel
Kudelko, Florida Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and,
Rancher coordinator. "Time donated at the local food bank
goes a long way toward helping men, women and children
get the food they desperately need."
Donations by county YF&R groups will be calculated
at the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Annual meeting
Oct. 8-10 at the Orlando Peabody Hotel and prizes will be
awarded to each of the county Farm Bureaus that donate
the most food, the most money and the most volunteer
hours, respectively.
The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the state's
largest general-interest agricultural association with
about 140,000 member-families statewide. Headquartered
in Gainesville, the Federation is an independent,
nonprofit agricultural organization. More information
about Florida Farm Bureau is available on the
organization's Web site,

Spring Turkey Hunt Permits

Available Sept. 9 Oct. 14

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To the citizens of Jefferson County and
voters of District 4 (School Board) I, Nancy
Benjamin, sincerely appreciate your votes and
support on August 26, 2008. Let us continue
to support our school system and remember,
"Our Children Are Our Top Priority."

Again, Thank You!!
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