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Monticello News
Staff Writer
A recent arrest war-
rant on charges filed by.
the Monticello Police De-
partment, ties into the
Tallahassee murder case
of Tyrone Macon, Sept. 9.
In which, both murder
suspects are from Monti-
According to MPD, on

Sept. 5, officers at MPD re-
ceived complaints from
two people who stated that
18-year-old Semaj Pleas
had assaulted them.
The first victim com-
plained she was assaulted
by Pleas outside Blue
Heron Caf6 during the
previous night. She com-
plained that Pleas dented
her car earlier in the
evening and she con-

fronted him outside the
caf6 about the incident.
The victim said Pleas
pulled up his shirt and
displayed a handgun
tucked into his waistband.
She stated that Pleas
grabbed her and she
fought him off, and that as
she and her sister were
leaving, Pleas fired the
Please See
Suspects Page 3A

Tyrone Macon Victim

Semaj Pleas Suspect

Timothy Stebbins- Suspect

Emergency Operatio

Construction To

Eve Rainey, (left) of The Management Experts, LLC.
the consultant firm that had been helping the county ne-
gotiate the funding process, talks with Riley Palmer,
head of Riley Palmer Construction Company, which will
be building the EOC.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County commission-
ers at a special meeting on
Thursday, Sept. 11. gave
Riley Palmer Construc-
tion Company the go-
ahead to begin work on
the Emergency Opera-'
tions Center (EOC) at the

Two More


Forums Set

This Month
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Although true that the
Aug. 26 primary and re-
sulting elimination of
many of the candidates
for public offices took
much of the hoopla out of
the local'races; the con-
tests are far from over. In-
deed, important decisions
still lie ahead.
It is in recognition of
this fact that the Chamber
of Commerce has sched-
uled two more candidates'
forums in the. coming
weeks in preparation for
the Nov. 4 general elec-
The first scheduled
- for 7 p.m. 'Monday, Sept.
22, in the second floor
courtroom of the court-
house will focus on the
offices of Property Ap-
praiser, Sheriff and
School Superintendent.
Candidates for these
offices are: Angela Gray,
Democrat, and S.W. Ellis,
Please See
Forums Page 3A

industrial park. even
though a required local
contribution of $54.600 re-
mained in question.
Riley Palmer Con-
struction Company's
guaranteed maximum
price for the project is
$712.710. which is $168.760
less than the combined
$881,470 that the county

ns Center

will receive from the state
and federal government
for the project. Still, the
$54,600 remains an issue.
Commissioners, in
fact. put off a decision on
giving the go-ahead for
construction of the EOC
the previous week, pend-
ing word from Washing-
ton, D.C., on whether the
Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA)
would accept the county's
proposed in-kind contri-
bution of $54.600.
Briefly told, the
county was awarded
$881,470 in 2007 ($662.764
from the state and $218,706
from FEMA) for construc-
tion of the EOC. The fund-
ing. however, required a
25-percent local contribu,
tion in either cash or in-
kind services defined
as non-cash input that can
be given a cash value,
such as labor or materi-
Please See
* Construction Page 3A

Library Director

Resigns Position

Library Director
James Elliott;
resigned last Thursday.
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A little more than five
months after coming here
highly recommended for
the Jefferson County Pub-
lic Library director, James
Elliott tendered his resig-
nation on Thursday Sept.
11, effective the same day.
Elliott told the Monti-
cello News on Thursday af-
ternoon that County
Coordinator Roy Schle-
icher had informed him

earlier the same day that
numerous citizens had
made complaints about
his job performance to
commissioners and that
the latter had requested
his ouster. Elliott said he
was given the choice of re-
signing or being termi-
He added that staff
dissatisfaction had appar-
ently also played a part in
his ouster. Even so, he
tried to cast the event in
the best possible light.
"I've enjoyed my time
here in the library," Elliott
said as he cleared his work
area. "I think the peo-
ple were wonderful and I
wish everyone well. I was
looking forward to doing
great things."
,On Friday morning,
the library was temporary,
ily closed so that the door
locks could be changed for,
security reasons, a move
that Sheriff David Hobbs
said was warranted under
the circumstances. He of-
fered that after work
hours on Thursday, Elliott
Please See
Library Page 2A

FRAN HUNT no more. prices, 1c0' i
Monticello News Residents stormed were also trying their
Staff Writer gas stations to fill up. best to conserve fuel.;
It was panic at the in fear of a possible within their deparft-2'"
pump all day Friday shortage, or even ments. .
b after the word spread worse, outage. By Lt. Ron.Motte.o .
that several key re- nood, some gas prices Jefferson County Fire
6 fineries had been shut in Tallahassee had Rescue reported that
down because of Hur- beenreported locally their department
ricane Ike; gas prices to be at $4.99 and as makes it a habit to
would, rise approxi- high as $5.49 a gallon. keep their vehicles full -.
bmately $1.80 before the -Locally, gas was at at all times. "Anytime
end of .the day; and $3.79, in some places, we get to between half
when the, gas was but soon began to rise. Please See
gone, there would be With the sudden spike Panic Page 3A
A A .A-

County Must Await FEMA Okay,
To Repair Storm Damaged Roads

Monticello News Photo by Laz Aleman, September 13, 2008
This concrete spillway on Indian Hills Road was
constructed under FEMA emergency measures mitiga-
tion repairs to prevent the creek blowing out the road in

future storms.
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County officials want
to alert residents that it
may take four to six weeks
before the dirt and paved
roads that tropical storm
Fay damaged get repaired
to their pre-storm condi-
These officials say the

delay is due to Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) rules that
require that the agency vi-
sually inspect the damage
before the federal dollars
will be obligated for the
repairs. Should the
county proceed with the
repair of roads absent
Please See
FEMA Page 2A

Monticello News,

Jefferson Journal

Invites Readers T

Submit 'Stingers"

Monticello News
Managing Editor
Beginning Friday, Sept.
19, Monticello News, and
Jefferson County Journal
will publish, in each edi-
tion, "Stingers" sent in by
our readers. :
"Stingers" are defined
as pet peeves of our read-
ers, and are general, rather
than specific. They are not
meant to attack any indi-
vidual nor institution, but
rather to poke fun at the
human condition. Our in-
tention is to draw attention
to situations by pointing
out their comical aspects.
The papers reserve the
right not to print anything
deemed offensive.
"Stingers" can be
emailed to Cassi at Monti-

2 Sections, 24 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 3-10A Pet Page
Classifieds 11A Sports-
Football Contest_ 7A Spiritual:
Legals 11A Viewpoii

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scattered showers or thunder- .the mid 80s and lows in the upper
storms poss. 60s.

Fri 84/67
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Wednesday,. September 17, 2008



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

Writer Praises City Workers Good Deed

Dear Editor:
This morning I was watching city
workers break up a corner of the side--
walk across the street from FMB, and
wished the pieces of concrete were in my
yard as a means of diverting water.
After the recent 20 inches 'of rain, I
needed to do some rearranging of the
water flow!
A co-worker suggested I go out and
ask, so I did. As they were loading large
chunks of concrete into a truck, I asked
the fellows if they could dump it in my
drive. Much to my surprise, I was told,
"Yes, sure."
I gave them my address, realizing I
had my work cut out for me, breaking up
all those pieces of concrete.
I went by my house at lunchtime to
see how big a pile of chunks I was going to

have to crush, (I'd already talked about a
pick axe and/or a sledge hammer.) and I
couldn't believe my eyes. It was nothing
but rocks and sand scattered the length of
my drive. It was perfectly level and I
could see where care had been given to
the edges.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I
have no names to thank for the job. It was
'Over and above what I expected. Those
workers went out of their way and did
more than their job.
I am truly grateful and most apprecia-
tive. Monticello is a great little city and
I'm glad to be a part.
Thank you, City of Monticello
Workers. You did a terrific job and I just
want everybody to know it.
Ann Keith

Reader Laments Reality Of Running For Office

Dear Editor:
In politics, as in life, what a difference
a day makes. Just when I had reached the
conclusion that our political system had
completely failed the American people,
and just when I had resigned myself to
watching part III of "Grumpy Old Men,"
for the next four years, starring Obama,
McCain, and Biden, along comes Sarah
The very first time hearing this Lady
speak, I could not be more impressed,
with her transparent honesty. Rarely do
you, at least in my experience, meet
someone who, when they speak, their
words are truly reflecting the. passion of
their hearts.
Sarah Palin impressed me this way.
Later stories began circulating, both neg-
ative and positive. After analyzing the
stories and their sources, it was clear that
the negative sources were emanating
from the lowest elements of the political
assassination squads.
,On the other hand, the sources ,f_.
positive -nature, were from legitimate
news. sources. After reading of Mrs.
Palin's activities in her career she clearly
demonstrated the commitment, courage,
tenacity and compassion, to fight for
what is the best for others, and not her-


FEMA's damage assessment and
approval, it risks not getting reim-
bursed for the cost of the repairs, local
officials say.
"The roads are passable now,",
Commission Chairman Felix "Skeet"
Joyner emphasized at a special meet-
ing on Thursday, Sept 11. "But the
county can't do anything else for now.
We can't fix the roads until we get the
final approval from FEMA, and that
could be -two weeks or longer. When
the public asks why we're not rehabili-
tating roads, it's because we can't do it
until FEMA approves it. It could be 60
days or more but the damage must,
remain evident."
County officials have hired the
engineering firm of Frank Darabi &
Associates as the project manager for
the repairs. Beginning Monday, Sept.-
15, Darabi and- Road Department
Superintendent David Harvey were
scheduled to travel the county's dam-
aged roads, identifying the work that
must be done to each and what the cost
will be. A FEMA team is then sched-
uled to repeat the process in two weeks
and either affirm or dispute Darabi's
assessments and cost estimates. If the
FEMA team affirms Darabi's evalua-
tions, it will obligate the federal fund-


Politicians love,to use the word "com-
passion," but unfortunately, they do not
truly define the word accurately. For
many, the word is defined as "enabler."
Palin appears to understand the words
"public servant." She also seems to
understand that for good to prevail over
evil, a good man/woman must have the
integrity and courage to do the "right"
thing, regardless of the political fallout.
Now we must endure about two
months of very ugly things being said
about Palin and her entire family. We
would have more decent people in poli-
tics, if they were not subjected to the
scrutiny of the political assassination
Unfortunately, that is the fabric of.
our current political system. I personally
want to thank the entire Palin family for
their courage and willingness to enter the
arena of Washington politics.
This family could have easily decided
the cost was too great for them .to leave
what was surely ,a pretty comfortable
Hopefully their commitment to public
service will inspire us all.
Lawrence Beger

Cont. From Page 1

ing, essentially giving the county the
go-ahead for the repairs. The county
has 18 months to complete all the
repair work.
FEMA declared Jefferson County a
disaster area as a result of the damage
that Fay inflicted on Aug. 22-23. By
virtue of the declaration, the county
became eligible to get reimbursed from
the federal government, for the repair
of the damaged roads and other dam-
aged infrastructure, provided it docu-
ments every last detail of the cost. But
even before the disaster declaration, in
the immediate wake of the storm,
FEMA authorized the county to pro-
ceed with emergency repairs to make
all the roads passable for four-wheel
drive vehicles, especially a's these
related to Fire Rescue and the other
emergency services vehicles.
In a few instances, FEMA also
allowed the county to proceed with
emergency measure mitigation
repairs, such as the construction of a
concrete spillway at the creek crossing
on Indian Hills Road. The repair was
justified because the overflowing creek
had destroyed the road at least three
times previously in storms and it was
feared that if another storm struck the
area, it would further destroy the road.

Cont. From Page 1

Does The Music Change?

Is The Music Changing
Or Am I Getting Old? This
is a question that I ask
myself constantly any-
more. I don't think I'm old,
so I reason that the music
MUST be changing.
I remember when I was
a teenager; my parents
hated the music that I!
wanted to listen to, on the
radio. I didn't like their
music and they didn't like
my "pop" music (affection-
ately now known as '80's
music.) So, I grew to like
country music, as a teenag-
er, because that was our
"compromise" station.
Of course they had
their 8 tracks of Johnny
Cash, Tammy Wynette,
Kenny Rogers, and George
Jones, and I grew to like
these 'old timers' too. Of
course my parents didn't
seem to like the up-and-
coming new country
singers (back then) such as
Randy Travis, George
Straight and Garth Brooks.
They said that they
weren't "real" country.
I am now finding
myself in the same
predicament that my par-
ents., used ,tQ be, in..
However, I remember my
parents being A LOT older
then, than what I am now.
I mean, when I was 13 my

parents were 43 and when I
was 15 they were 45. That
was OLD.' They didn't
know anything; they were
so "out of touch."
Now here I am, with a
13 and 15 year old. I, at the
ripe YOUNG age of 39,
have decided that it must
be that the music is chang-
ing. Because there is no
way I'm as old as my par-
ents were back then. I'm
still "young and hip." I
like to listen to my music
loud (as long as it's my
music, of course.)
I raised my kids well -
they like country music.
We listen to it all the time
(along with some Bon Jovi,
ACDC, Lynyrd Skynyrd
and the '80's pop music.)
However, there are times
that I'm finding myself lis-
tening to things that can-
not be justified as good
music. I cannot even
understand the words. I.
try to be "cool." I'll listen
to it just as long as I possi-
bly can, before having to
change the channel back
to country.
As I write this column,
my girls and I are headed
back from a weekend trip
at the beach. I sit in my
car, laptop open and ready,
wondering, "What canri I
write about?" I can't think

EMERALD GREENE Publisher/Owner
Managing Editor
Sermor Staff Wnter
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well enough to decide. I
can't concentrate. I can't
get my mind off the fact of
how much I want to
change that darn radio sta-
I still love listening to
the 'old timers' such as
George Jones and Johnny
Cash, and some of the 'old
timers' are still around -
such as Dolly Parton and
Kenny Rogers (whom I
both love.) Mix these in
with singers such as Toby
Keith, Tim McGraw, and
Charlie Daniels and I'm
set to go.
But, once again I find
myself asking, "Is the
music changing or am I
getting old?" I, just like
my parents did 30 years
ago, sit and wonder how
some of the up and rising
country singers are actual-
ly making it in the country
"world.",. Bon Jovi now
call themselves country,
and there is actually a
"Country Rap Song."
I don't care how old I
am Bon Jovi is NOT
country, and rap will
NEVER be country.
So, I have decided, that
it is in fact that the music
is changing.
Sit and think about it!
UJtil then... I'll see you
around the town.

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had posted numerous communications
around the library that caused concern
to the staff. He would not elaborate.
Notwithstanding Elliott's state-
ments to the News, the incident at the
library on Friday morning, and con-
firmed reports of numerous citizen
complaints made to commissioners
about the director's job performance,
the official word from some quarters on
Monday was that Elliott "had resigned
voluntarily because the job had not met
his expectations."
County Commissioner J. N.
"Junior" Tuten, however, would not
play the official obfuscation game that
some would propagate here.
"You're absolutely right," Tuten
told'the News Monday of the alleged
complaints. "You can safely say that
he resigned amidst a lot of accusations

and under public opinion highly
against him."
The, County Commission hired
Elliott on April 3, 2008, based on the rec-
ommendation of a four-member com-
mittee. One of three applicants to the
job, Elliott came highly recommended,
Schleicher told the commission at the
"He is ready to take the step from a
deputy librarian in Gadsden County to
director here," Schleicher said.
Commissioner Jerry Sutphin, a
member of the selection committee,
also praised Elliott at the time.
"He was one of the top choices, and
from his presentation, he is very enthu-
siastic," Sutphin said. "He goes out and
creates things to bring people into the
library. He will be a tremendous asset
to the library here."

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008



Monticello News 3A


Who are our commissioners working for?

Jefferson County suffered a major economic loss earlier this year when our county commissioners defeated efforts
to construct a $17 million quarter-horse track at Lloyd.
The article below, reprinted from the 9-15-08 edition of the Tallahassee Democrat, illustrates the point. Not only did
we lose a much-needed addition to our property tax base, but we also turned away 58 new jobs paying salaries, on aver-
age, of $30,000 each.
However, our losses did not end there, owners of the track also had agreed to build a $3.5 million sewer treatment
plant at Lloyd at no cost to tax payers. Such a plant would vastly enhance our efforts in attracting other commercial de-
velopment to the Lloyd interchange.
But our commissioners chose to toss all these economic benefits away.
It seems fair to ask, therefore, the following questions:
Are they working for the people who elected them to office? Or for the citizens of neighboring Gadsden County?

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The following day, the victim's sister
was outside the Subway when she was
confronted by Pleas. The victim stated;that
Pleas approached her driver's door and
reached through the window of the vehicle.
and struck her. An associate of the two
grabbed Pleas and removed him from the
area. Following the incident, the two sis-
ters decided to filed a police report.
MPD Sgt. Rick Colson investigated the
shooting incident and Officer Brandon
Abbott investigated the sister's complaint.
Both began searching for witnesses and
conducting interviews to obtain enough
evidence to request arrest warrants.
At approximately 2 a.m., Tuesday
Sept. 9, TPD responded to gunshots at 2098'
Wednesday Court in Tallahassee, and
upon arrival officers discovered the body
of 38-year-old Tyrone Macon, deceased out-
side of his home. in the front yard. Macon
had been shot several times and the, death,
was ruled a homicide.
The TPD Violent Crimes Unit collected
physical evidence from the scene and
began an exhaustive search for Macon's
killerss. The investigation led to 24 year-
old Timothy Stebbins of Monticello,
arrested Tuesday night Sept. 9 and
charged with felony murder. He admitted
being at,the scene of Macon's murder and
Stebbins,explained to investigators that he
arranged to purchase illegal drugs from
Macon and .rob him during the drug buy.
When interviewed, Stebbins implicat-
ed. Pleas, known by his street name,
"Smoke". According to Stebbins, Pleas
went to the drug deal with him and they
planned to rob Macon during the deal.
Stebbins stated that Pleas shot Macon dur-
ing the robbery.
On Tuesday morning, Sept. 9,
Tallahassee Police investigators contacted
MPD about a murder, which occurred in
their city earlier that morning. The vic-
tim in that case was former Monticello res-


ident Tyrone Macon.
Later in the day, TPD called MPD with
information on possible suspects from
Monticello, one of was Samlaj Plea'
(the second suspect was Timothy
Stebbins). -' -
Chief Fred Mosley, Capt. Roger
Murphy and Investigator Alkota Byford
began running down leads on the suspects.
Murphy obtained arrest'warrants on Pleas
for the two incidents that occurred in
Monticello. The warrants charged domes-
tic battery, aggravated assault with a
firearm, and burglary of a conveyance
with person assaulted.
On Tuesday night, TPD investigators
along with members of the regional
Violent Fugitive Task Force met with
MPD officers and began searching for
The following day, Wednesday, Sept.
10, MPD Lt. Mack Norton and Murphy
both received independent information
that Pleas Was hiding at a residence in
Norton, through a relative of Pleas,.
was able to talk to. Pleas on the telephone
while Pleas was in Tallahassee 'and he was
able to convince Pleas to surrender to him
at a location in Tallahassee.
Norton notified TPD and Pleas met
with Norton as agreed and he was taken
into custody by TPD on the Monticello
warrants without incident.
At approximately 6 p.m. Sept. 10,
investigators -interviewed Pleas about the
murder and he initially denied involve-
ment in the murder of Macon and attempt-
ed to blame the murder on a third person.
TPD investigators continued to follow
leads received from the .public and were
eventually able to determine that no third
person was involved in the crime.
When confronted with the facts of the
case Pleas finally confessed to murdering
Macon during the robbery by shooting
him. several times.

In this case, county officials proposed as
part of-the county's required in-kind contri-
bution the $54,600 value of-the land on which
fle EOC is to be built. FEMA, however, deter-
ifiined that"the property, "which the co6unfty
purchased 20 years ago, does not' qualify
under the rules, as it was not purchased
specifically for the construction of the EOC.
Commissioners since have been trying to
convince FEMA to change its interpretation
of the rule via Congressman Allen Boyd, with
Commissioner J.N. "Junior" Tuten as the go-
Traci Buzbee and Eve Rainey are with
the consultant firm of The Management
Experts, LLC, which has been assisting the
county, negotiate the complicated process
that state and federal funding entails. On
Sept. 4, Buzbee pressed commissioners to
pledge contributing the $54,600 in cash and
give the go-ahead for the EOC construction,
in light of looming deadlines. Buzbee said her
concern was that every delay that put off the
startup of construction made it that much
more difficult for Palmer to complete the
project by the June 2009 deadline.
"We're getting up against it," Buzbee said
of the 2009 deadline.
Tuten,for his part, argued for postpone-
ment of the decision until he could hear from
Washington on the $54,600, a determination
that he expected later the same day. At the
same time, he voiced concern that some
involved in the negotiations appeared to be'

Republican, for Property
Appraiser; incumbent
David Hobbs, Democrat,
and challenger Tim
Hightower,' Republican,. for
Sheriff; and Bill Brumfield,
Democrat, and David Cash,
Republican, for School
The second forum -
scheduled for 7 pm. Monday,
Sept. 29, in the courthouse
- will focus on the Districts

working at cross-purposes by giving FEMA
mixed signals. Namely, some individuals
were telling FEMA that the county .would
co0iet up with the $54,660 in cash, at the same
time that others rpprfeseent the in-kind contribution,'lhe said.'.:
Asked who specifically might be'giving
FEMA the mixed signals, Tuten declined to'
.name names, simply affirming, "It has been
indicated to FEMA that the county can come
up with the money."
Based on Tuten's request, the commis-
sion postponed its decision on the construc-
tion go-ahead until a special meeting on Sept.
11. Come Sept. 11, however, Tuten still had
not heard a definitive answer from
"My last conversation with .Washington
yesterday was that it was up to the counsel
and that whatever decision the counsel made
was to be it," Tuten said.
Under the circumstances, he advised that
the board proceed with approval of the con-
struction, thus committing the federal
money. The county could then deal with the
issue of the $54,600 later, depending on
Washington's response, he said.
Palmer added urgency to the decision,
pointing out that the $712,710 was based on
the prices that he had negotiated with his
subcontractors and that had a short shelf life.
"I need to make a contingent commit-
ment with the contractors to lock in these
prices,'? Palmer said.
Cont. From Page 1

1 and 3 County Commission
races, and the nonpartisan
Districts 2 and 4 School
Board races.
In the District 1 County,
Commission race, the candi-
dates are Franklin "Jay"
Brooks, Democrat, and
Stephen Fulford,
Republican. In the District 3
race, the candidates are
Hines Boyd, Democrat, and
Gary Gooch, Republican.

In the District 2 School
Board race, the candidates
are Erlene Knight and
Sandra Saunders.:'In the
District 4 race, the candi-
dates are. incumbent
Franklin Hightower and
challenger Marianne
Dick Bailar will be mod-
erating the forums and Ron
Cichon and Bob Davison
will asking the questions.

Cont. From Page 1

and three quarters of a tank,
we fill it up to always be pre-
pared for anything that comes
out way," said Motter. "The
rumor didn't really effect our
department. We were good to
go and it was business as
Police Chief Fred Mosley
reported that because the
reports on the news that the
prices were rapidly raising,
he had all officers -top all
department vehicle gas tanks
to be prepared just in case
there was some truth behind
the circulating rumors. "It's
better safe than sorry," said
Mosley. ""We did take extra
measures to conserve by lim-
iting our patrols, parking
more than we patrolled, park-
ing in high crime-areas with
the vehicle ignitions turned
off and responding to conven-
ience stores and other related
calls for needed help. In the
long run, we did our jobs and
when it comes to conserving
the fuel, we did our part."
Jefferson County Sheriff
David Hobbs said his employ-
ees make it habit to keep their

tanks full at all times. "We
figured it was just rumors,"
said Hobbs. "We still moni-
tored our gas usage anyway.
It's just the thing to do when
the gas prices are like they
are. I was told that fuel would
be readily available and did-
n't think there would be any
kind of problem getting it,
whatsoever. There may be
some delays in deliveries
because of Hurricane Ike, but
we won't run out, so it's noth-
ing to create a real problem."
County Coordinator Roy
Schleicher said the county
has it's own regular gas and
diesel storage tanks so there
was no panic. "We fuel vehi-
cles for the road department,
Sheriffs Department,
Property Appraiser, and they
make it a point to fill their
vehicles when they get to
about half or three-quarters
of a tank," said Schleicher.
"They have to do this so
they will always be ready in
case of storms or such. Our
department making the road
repairs after tropical storm
Fay, will be gone all day and

we leave with a full gas tank,
and when we return at the
end of the day, the vehicle is
automatically refilled. We
buy enough fuel that we can
shop around. Buying the vol-
ume that we do, we have a
couple of different suppliers
we use. So we can shop
around to get the best price.
We don't have to panic like
regular people do," he added.
City Manager Steve
Wingate reported that once
his department heard the
word about the gas, he had all
department equipment, gen-
erators, extra fuel cans, and
the like, filled. "I told every-
body to be aware of their fuel
usage because we didn't
know if we would run out or
what would happen, so we did
what we could to keep enough
fuel on hand and keep us
going," said Wingate.
Co-owner of Raj Food
Store Dash Chaudhery
reported that the rush at the
city station began at about
noon when prices in
Tallahassee were reported to
be at and above $5 per gallon.

"They began lining up
and the lines ran until we
closed at 11:30 p.m.," said
Chaudhery. He said in order
to hurry the customers
through the lines, he manned
the pumps, collecting cash for
sales, and those drivers who
had to pay inside, pulled their
vehicles off to the side so cus-
tomers behind them could
begin fueling. He admitted
'that he was in fear that they
might run out of gas and he
didn't know when they would
be able to get anymore.
"We just had the tanks
filled Friday morning after
running out Thursday," said
Chaudhery. He said he had
ordered the gas a week prior
to running out. Chaudhery
reported doing four times the
normal daily volume of gas
sales and selling approxi-
mately 5,000 gallons of gas on
Friday alone.
"People were filling
their cars and those who had
gas cans were filling those
too," he said. He added that
the 1-10 Chevron which he
leases did run out of gas on

Saturday after they also
experienced the Friday panic
at the pumps. "All of the sta-
tions down at 1-10 at exit 225
are out of regular gas and
those who do have any, all
they have is premium," said
He attributed the sudden
rush to Hurricane Ike and
Texas refineries being closed
due to the hurricane. "After
this week, I think everything
will be back to normal." He
added that Saturday, he trav-
eled into Tallahassee and
counted 25 stations, which
were out of gas due to the
panic at the pumps.
Manager of Mike's Petro
Omar Barakat reported'that
the rush began at his station
at approximately 9 a.m. but
Petro had placed all stations
on a 10-gallon limit in fear of
running out of fuel.
By noon, there were as
many as 17 vehicles lined up
at each pump waiting to fuel
up. "And by 5 p.m., good
God! We had to call the
police for assistance because
they were backed up into

and down the road," said
Barakat. "We broke a record
and sold five times our regu-
lar volume and we do a lot as
it is," he said.
"If it wasn't for the 10-
gallon limit, we would have
run out. When the rush
began we were nearly full
and later in the evening we
were almost empty. We did
get another load that night."
Herbert Thompson,
owner of Thompson's on
North Jefferson Street,
reported that he also saw the
effects of the rush at the
pumps at about noon.
"Lines formed here through-
out the day and I sold four
times my normal volume,"
said Thompson. ."I sold
3,000-4000 gallons and the
lines were forming until I
closed between 5:30 and 6
p.m. when my tanks ran
He reported that early
Monday morning, he did
receive a load of gas, which
reflected, in his gas prices,
also rising to match other
dealers around town.

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ID Requirements Changing For Driver Licenses

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles reports changes, which will impact Florida drivers
and department customers beginning Oct. 1, 2008.
One of the principal changes will be the identification
required for driver licenses. The changes will enhance se-c -
curity, leading to.a safer Florida. Details are as follows: ,
*Customer must present identification such as social
security card, or any of the following documents showing
their social security number: tax return, W-2 form, prop-
erty tax statement, pay check, DD-214, school record.
*All passports, permanent resident cards and em-
ployment authorization cards presented as proof of iden-
tification or legal presence .must be valid. Expired-
documents will not be accepted.
*The department will no longer accept driver licenses
or identification cards issued by other states as primary
*A person will be allowed to elect the school option to
avoid points five times in a 10-year period instead of five
times in a lifetime.
*Commercial. Driver License holders who receive
driving under the influence
conviction on or after Oct. 1,
2008, even while driving a
personal vehicle, Will be dis-
qualified from operating a
commercial motor vehicle
r the Olympics for one year for the first of-
fense, and permanently dis-
qualified after the second
offense. These penalties are
based on conviction dates
and not offensedates.
Upcoming changes area
result of recent statutory re-
quirements and department
efforts to increase security,"
said the Director of the Divi-
sion of Driver Licenses San-

dra Lambert. "We anticipate the benefits of enhanced
identity protection will far outweigh the inconvenience
of providing additional proof of identification."
, In addition to identification requirements, license
-fees and the ,Jength of time for which certain identifica-
tin, cardsand .motor vehicle e licensqegre valid ,changing.
For U.S. citizens and immigrants with personal legal
*Florida Class E driver licenses will be valid for eight
years except for customers 80 and older.
*Commercial driver licenses for Class A, B, or C will
be valid for eight years except for customers 80 and older.
Licenses with a hazardous materials endorsement will be
valid for four years.
*All licenses for customers 80 and older will be for six
years. *
*Identification cards for children five through 14
years of age will be valid for four years. Identification
cards for customers' 15 and older will be valid for eight
Fee changes: Originals: Renewals:

Class E $27 $20
CDL $67 $67
ID Cards $10 $10
Replacement Class E $10 Not Applicable
All Endorsements $7 $7
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles is charged with the mission of providing
highway safety and security through excellence in serv-
ice, educations, and enforcement.
The department is leading the way to a Safety Florida
by way of three major components: driver licenses, vehi-
cle tags and titles and the Florida Highway Patrol. To
learn more about DHSMV and services offered, visit
www. For details on Florida Driver license
classes, go to /ddl/dclass.html.

Since there's more than one reason to plan for retirement, there's more than one
reason to speak with an Investment Executive. Find out how planning for
retirement today can help you have financial independence to make the most of
your free time tomorrow.

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Financial Advisor
Registered Representative,
INVEST Financial Corporation

f\Capital City
SBanc Investments

The 68th Annual Meeting of Tri-County Electric Co-
operative, Inc. will be held Saturday, September 20, 2008 at
the Van H. Priest Auditorium located on the Campus of the
North Florida Community College, in the City of Madison,
Florida. Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. and the business
meeting will convene at 10:00 A.M.

Guest Speaker will be Mr. Tim Woodbury, Executive
Vice President and General Manager, Seminole Electric
Cooperative, Inc.

The Board of Trustees, Management and the staff of
your cooperative look forward to seeing you at the upcom-
ing Annual Meeting. A number of valuable prizes will be
given away.
Serving Madison, Jefferson, Taylor and Dixie Counties

A Touchstone Energy-Cooperative

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monticello News 5A



Mr. Claude "Wayne"
Malloy, 64, a life long resi-
dent of Monticello passed
away Saturday at his home.'
Funeral services were
held at Beggs Funeral
Home Monticello Chapel
STuesday September 16,
2008, at 11:00 A.M. with in-
terment at Beth Page ceme-
I tery The family received
friends Monday September
15, 2008 at the Monticello
Chapel from 7-9 P.M. In
Lieu of flowers the family
request you please make
donations to Big Bend Hos-
pice 1723-1 Mahan Center
Blvd Tallahassee FL 32308-
5428 or the Jefferson Recre-
ation Department Mamie
Scott Dr. Monticello FL
Mr. Malloy was of Pres-
byterian faith; he coached
little league baseball for
over 30 years and on the
, city council of Monticello

for 13 years. He was a mem-
ber of the Forestry Assn.
and had his Master Log-
ging certificate. He also
took part in many
fundraisers for special
needs for any event or per-
He is survived by his
loving wife Susan, two
stepsons Aaron (Shannon)
Burch of Lake Charles,
LA., Adam (Sara) Burch of
Rogers, AK., one daughter
Wendy (Jeremiah) Oglageo
of Deltona, FL., one
Brother Tommy Malloy of
Monticello and one sister
Clara (Herbert) Thigpen
also of Monticello, FL. He
is also survived by six
grandchildren Dale Houser
Jr., Kelley Houser, Codie
Burch, Kyle Burch, An-
drew Burch, Myers Burch,
Jaxson Burch, and two
great grandchildren Ryley
Huff and Trevor Huff.

Tyrone Curtis Macon,
age 38, of Tallahassee died
in Tallahassee on Tuesday,
September 9, 2008.
Funeral services were
held at 2:00 pm on Sunday,
September 14, 2008 from the
Greater Fellowship Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in
Monticello with burial fol-
lowing at Springfield
Cemetery in Lloyd. View-
ing-visitation was held
from 2 7:30 pm on Friday
with the family receiving
friends from 5 -6:30 pm at
- the Tillman Fundral Home
, Chapel (850-997-5553).
A native of Monticello,
.Mr. Macon had recently
moved to Tallahassee
where he was self-em-
ployed as a car detailer and

lawn maintenance techni-
Survivors include his
mother, Rosena Randolph
(Eddie) Singleton and his
father, James (LaSharia)
Macon, Sr.; his daughters,
Tiffany Walker, Tylisha
Jones, Kiarra Powell,
Shadreonna Macon and
Keonjala Barrington; sons,
Latroy Macon, Keyron Bel-
lamy, Kaleb Macon, Deon-
drick Roberts and Jacori
Brinson; brothers, James
(LaLetha) Macon, III,
' Kelvin: 'Salters;!m : Breon
Macon, Quezz J. Macon,
Cedrick Green and Jabori
Williams and one sister,
Miesha .(Eric) Wilson,
along with numerous other
relatives and friends.



The WILD Bookmobile
will be in the area on Thurs-
day, from 1-2 p.m. at Jeffer-
son Arms Apartment; 4-5
p.m. at Lamont Chevron
Fast Track; and 5:30-6:30
p.m. at Union Hill AME
Church. Bookmobile serv-
ices are made available
through a State of Florida
Communities Caring Grant.
The Savvy Senior
monthly outreach program
will, begin at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday at the Monticello
OperaHouse H e a 1 t h
screenings and exhibitors
will be available; lunch will
be provided. Make reserva-
tions by calling 523-7333.
Contact Tequila Hagan,
wellness coordinator for
Capital Health Plan.Health
Promotions at 523-7491 for

more information.
Bingo in Boston will be
held 6:30 to 8:30 j.m. Thurs-
day in the Boston Georgia
Community Center on Main
Street, sponsored by the
Boston Business Associa-
tion and the Boston Com-
munity Club. There is no
charge for cards; prizes are
donated by local mer-
chants. Refreshments are
available. Contact Alex for
more information at 229-225-
Community family fun
night will be held 6:30 to 10
p.m. this month at First
United Methodist Church,
Monticello. Come enjoy the
fellowship with' other
crafters. Call the church at
997-5545 for more informa-
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Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Hightower of Wacissa, an-
. nounce the upcoming
' marriage of their daugh-
ter Jessica Julianne to
!,Jason Vinson, of'Monti-
The bride elect is a
2004 graduate of Chris-
tian Heritage Academy
and is presently employed
/ by Farmers and Mer-
S// chants Bank. She is also
\./ the granddaughter of the
/ late Nl:. and Mrs. Ondry
Smith, Sr. and the late Mr.
and Mrs. J.W Hightower.
The groom elect is the
I son of the late Mr. and
S1 iMrs. Lamar Vinson. He is
a 1994 graduate of Jeffer-
Sson County High School
and is owner/operator of
\'inson Farms and Sling

Blade Lawn Care & Trac-
tor Service. LLC. in
The couple is
planning to ex-
change wed-
ding vows at
3 p.m. Sept.
27, 2008 at
t 11 e
P e n t e-
costal Holi-
n e s
Church in
Wacissa. A
will follow in .
the Heritage
All friends ,
and family are cor-
dially -invited to at-

i Rosa M. Moore

Rewlmmbrance September 17,1931

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______ January 11,1997

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

Your Children.
I 'u n. Ielehia. -Joyc. Randy: Geraid. Mark. and Aleshia




September 24, 2008
Desmond M. Bishop Administration Bldg.
4:00 P.M.


1. Superintendent's Annual Financial Report for the fiscal Year
Ended June 30, 2008 and Authorize Submission to FDOE

Benbry Viits NC

Mlonticello News
Staff Writeri
Jefferson Nursing Cen-
ter received a visit from
Leonard Beinbry candidate
for state representative, re-
In his support of nurs- .,
ing facilities, he took tour
of the facility with JNC Ad-
ministrator Paul KoVary
and Social Services Direc-
tor Mlae Kyler, and took
time to listen to their com-
ments and concerns.
He visited with resi-
dents of the facility, and'
prides himself on being an .
advocate for the rights and
cares of Florida seniors,
and their healthcare issues.
Bembry also met with
Peggy Rigsby, a representa-
tive of the Florida Long
Term Care Community,
who offered a campaign do-
nation from the PAC com-
mittee for her agency, the
Florida Health Care Asso-
Rigsby keeps the nurs-
ing homes informed on the
latest updates on new laws
and regulations, and a do
and don't resource 'tool
package for her education

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Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp August 19, 2008.
Leonard Bembry, candidate for state representa-
tive, receives a campaign donation from Peggy
Rigsby, representative for the Florida Health Care As-
sociation, during a walkthrough and visit with staff
and residents at the Jefferson Nursing Center. From
left to right are JNC Administrator Paul Kovary, So-
cial Services Director Mae Kyler, Bembry, and Rigsby.
Seated is, Lois Lumpkins, resident council president
for JNC.



The Opera House Stage Company
and Altrusa of Monticello
present A Special Preview Performance of

Nice People
to Good
Country Music

Thursday, September 18, 2008
6:00'P.M. -
Wine and Hors D'oeuvres Reception
7:00 P.M. Show
$20.00 per person

Proceeds benefit community projects
of Altrusa of Monticello. Tickets on sale
at the Opera House (997-4242),
Chamber of Commerce (997-5552),
and from Altrusans.


6A Monticello News

Wednesday, September 17, 2008




LAVFW Post 251 Earn District Awards
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Photo Submitted
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 251 Ladies Auxiliary won multiple awards dur-
ing the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Department (State) Convention. President Mary Madison was
named President of the Year. Left to right are, 2007-2008 District President Marilyn Alvarez; E. Marie
Gallon, new member; Mary Madison, president/publicity chairperson; Shirley Washington, past
post/ District 2 president; Gloria-Cox Jones, Chaplin; and Lillia Mitchell, trustee.

Monticello News
Staff Writer .
The Veteran's of Foreign
Wars Department State Con-
vention was held June 18-21 in
Orlando. The session began
with registration, followed by
business and council meetings
and workshops.
Luncheons and recep-
tions; announcement of 2008-
2009 National and Department
Officers; and the highlight for
the Posts and Auxiliaries, the
awards ceremony also. took
The 2008-2009 Post Com-
mander-In-Chief is Glen Gard-
ner; LAVFW National
President is Dixie Hild; and
Department President is
Kathy Roman.
Each new leader has em-
phasized and listed her goals
for the organization in the
coming year. Each has a theme
" and a guide for the programs.
Commander Gardner en-
courages the Posts and Auxil-
iaries to put great
emphasis/effort toward, the
"Care Programs". This is one
of three areas of focus for
VFW programs.
-Buddy Poppy; National
"Suggested Activities" will be
emphasized in training sup-
ported materials and reports
in many cases theses pro-
grams can be considered elec-
tives based on the interest and
desires of the locals
Posts/Auxiliaries, as well as
the needs in the community.
National President Hild's
theme is, "Our Dreams be-
come Rainbows". She ex-
plained the origin of her
theme, as after a storm passes
and the enormous rumbling.
thunderhead has rolled away,
there is a moment when the

rain and moisture catch the
breaking sunshine and refract
it into infinite color of radi-
ance. This is a "Rainbow," a
symbol of hope and humanity.
Department President
Roman's theme is simple,
"With Heart-Felt Thanks To
Our Veterans," focusing on the
"Wounded Warrior." Presi-
dents of local Auxiliaries real-
ize that the success of any
project/program is based upon
services rendered and support
provided from their Post,
members and especially from
the community.
"Post 251 Ladies will con-
tinue to render services to our
veterans, their families, and to
the special needs in the com-
munity," stated Mary Madison,
2nd year/five year, Presi-
dent/Publicity Chairman and
Historian, respectively.
Madison explained that
she and several members per-
form dual roles in the Auxil-
iary due to small membership.
However, she does express
pride in the Auxiliary's 2007-
2008 accomplishments. Ex-
plaining those
accomplishments, Madison
added, "In the LAVFWorgani--
zation, each Auxiliary is in a
class according to membership
count. Post 215 Ladies are in
Class-F, due to their small Aux-
iliary with less than 50 mem-
Madison was quick to add,
"I'm a firm believer that big-
ger is not always better. We are
enthused and proud of our ac-
complishments, through hard
work and dedicated support of.
our members, Comrades and
the community, the Auxiliary
earned the following awards;
First Place, Youth Activities,
Publicity and Americanism;
Second Place Hospital; and

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"I was named President of
the Year, and we received sev-
eral certificates," beamed
Madison. She stated that she
applauds everyone who sup-
ported her and the Auxiliary
She feels confidant Post 215
Ladies will earn additional
awards during the 2008-2009
I We will continue to sup-
port our veterans, their fami-
lies and the community. We
thank the community and the
Monticello News / Jefferson
County Journal for their sup-
port to our auxiliary," Madison
added .
In related LAVFW news,
Madison reports ,congratula-
tions to 2007-2008 District 2
President Marilyn Alvarez for
her award, District President
of the Year. Further news,
Post 251 Ladies welcome new
members, Nancy Benjamin,
Barbara Blow, E. Marie Gal-
lon, and Joretha Sloan.
For community member-
ship information, contact
Madison at 210-7090.

Opera House Dinner

Theatre Opens Friday
OP *

Monticello News
Managing Editor
The curtain rises 8
p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 on
the Opera House Fall Pro-
ductions of "Nice People
Dancing to Good Country
Music," and continues
Sept. 20, 26, and 27, with a
matinee, 3 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 21.
For those wishing din-
ner before the show, the
Texas style menu in-
cludes: an appetizer of
corn and black bean
tamale pie on a bed of let-
tuce, Eva June's Hearty
Texas Stew, fresh vegeta-
bles, cornbread or
jalapeno pepper biscuits,
and a fresh fruit cobbler
for dessert.
Ticket prices are: din-
ner-and-show-$35; show
only-$15; matinee-$12.
Tickets are discounted for
members. For dinner
reservations or more in-
formation, call 850 997-
The plot revolves
around Houston bar
owner, Jim, who has
fallen in love with a
woman from Minnesota,
determined to upgrade
both him and his bar.
Then herteenage son
arrives to drive him crazy,
followed by her niece, a
novice nun with some
very unnunlike behavior.
Audiences are sure to
enjoy the dinner and the
hilarious comedy per-
formed in the upstairs

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Provided by Robert J. Davison

Now that both political parties have held their respective con-
ventions, the campaign season-shifts into high gear. As a citizen,
you'll want to hear how the candidates plan to address issues of im-
portance to you. But as an investor, you might be particularly in-
terested in how the election results can affect your investments.
Based on what happens on November 4, should you make any
changes to your portfolio?

To answer that question, you may find it useful to review the his-
tory of the financial markets under different political scenarios,
according to Ned Davis Research.

Since 1901, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has shown an av-
erage annualized return of about 12 percent under Democratic
presidents, compared to about 8 percent under Republicans. When
Democrats have controlled Congress, the Dow's average annual-
ized return has been about 11 percent, compared to about 8 per-
cent when the Republicans were in control.

Since 1925, long-term government bonds have.returned more than
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cent under Democrats. When Republicans have controlled Con-
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in charge, though the difference isn't as pronounced as in the com-
parison between presidents of different parties.

But, while it's interesting to study the past, it's not necessarily in-
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government spending and industry regulations, any given presi-
dent and Congress can have an impact on economic growth, jobs,
interest rates and inflation and all these factors, in turn, can af-
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these forces will influence the investment world. Political candi-
dates often make promises that never turn into reality, and even
if they do, they can have unintended consequences.

Even more importantly, however, is the fact that the free-market
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and upheavals, but, over time, our economy has always proven re-
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faith to. invest for the future.

Here's the bottom line: No matter who wins the presidency in No-
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need to change your investment style or revamp your portfolio.
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good idea to review your portfolio at least once a year with your
financial advisor, who can recommend any changes that might be

So, when it's time to cast your ballot, support the candidate who
best advocates your concerns on a range of issues. But when it
comes to your portfolio, make sure to "vote" for .investment strate-,
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the long term and building an investment mix based on your goals
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The 10th annual King of
the Hill horseshoe tourna-
ment. hosted in Waciss. Aug.
11 was a huge success, and saw-
some 34 teams: 28 men's teams
and six women's teams, com-
Coordinator Mariie Zyl-
stra said that teams consisted
of players from the Monticello
area. Tallahassee. Craw-
fordville. Quincy, and other
surrounding areas. Zylstra
said there were also three
teams competing that came
from as far away as Starke.
Tournainent winners of
the first three slots in both the
men's and women's division
were awarded trophies and
cash prizes.
In the men"' division, the
team of Amos Bostick and
Larry Ki'rkland. both of
Quincy. won first place and
$202; the team ot Neil Laird
and George. Harper, both of
Crawfordville, won second
place and $121; and the team
of Bill Blatzer and Tyrone
Proctor, both of Tallahassee,

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won third place and $81.
In the women's division.
the team of Ruby Thigpen and
Kerrie Fendrich won first
place: the team of Stephanie
Thigpen and Turelle Farmer
won second place and the team
of Heather and Allison Mor-
gan won third place. There
were not enough teams in the
women's division to warrant
cash prizes this vear.
"We had several door
prizes again this year and we
truly apl)reciate the continued
effort to support the tourna-
mi-nt with the donations of
the door prizes." said Zylstra.
"The door prizr drawiings
always make a great ending to
a day's event and have become
something that the players
look forward to after a long
day if tossing shoes."
Fantastic people and busi-
neisses in support of the e(ent
gave donations for the door
prizes. Several donors gave
moire than one prize.
New donors this year in-
clude Full Draw Indoor
Archery Range (Tallahassee),
a t-shirt, hat and four drinks
"cozies"; La Fiesta Mexican
Restaurant (Tallahassee), din-
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ner for two gift certificate.
Continued donors in-
cluded: Fancy Food Catering
and Arrangements iTal-ahas-
see). a large porch flag and a
nature banner: Johnston's Old
Fashion Meat Market iMonti.
cello, $20 gift certificate:
Boland's Country Store
(Wacissa), barbecue sandwich
and drink; Loritn Walker's
Grocert, iaci-s.a. 12 pack of
Coke and 12 pack uf Pepsi:
Huck Finn's Irrigation
(Woodville). two t-shirts: and
JL Morgan and Sons Farm.
Inc.. iTallahasseei. 50' Crafts-
man water hose
Also. Starr Waters Land-
scaping i\Wacissai. dish gar-
den: Esposito Garden Center
iTallahasseei. Seminole
Checkerboard, Seminole teddy
bad. musical Semninole pen.
and a musical Semimole bottle
opener: Wauke-nah Fertilizer
(Waukeenahi. 50' water hose.
Abbott's Plants (Monticelloi,
five ornamental plants. in.
eluding crepe myrtle, nand-
ina, lily, fig tree, and althea,
and Limestone Meat Market
(Wacissa), two five pound
packages of smoked sausage.
Winners of door prizes in-
cluded: James Revell, Larry
Kirkland, Brent wells, TZ Zyl-
stra, Scott Chaires, Kathy
Knous, Jeff McClellan,
Turelle Farmer, Amos Bo-
stick, TJ Thomas, Bryan
Dekle, Kevin McClellan,
Juanita McSpadden, and Mike
Also, Dan Wager, Ronnie
(last name not provided),
Keith Lane, Billy Piggott,
Ronald Morgan, Bill Johnson,
Alan Forester, Two, Jay Pow-
ell, Bill Muse, Chris Wells, *
and John McSpadden.
"As always, many, many
thanks to the wonderful folks
at Howdy's Rent A Toilet of
Tallahassee, who provided
outstanding pricing and serv-
ice again this year," said Zyl-
Following the tourna-
ment and door prize draw-
ings, TZ Zylstra pulled the
chicken and sausage that had
been picked up at Johnston's
Old Fashion Meat Market, off
the grill, added in a few side
dishes that some of the play-
ers and spectators had
brought over, and set up a buf-
fet for all to enjoy

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Monticello News Photo By Cheltsie Kinsley September, 11 2008
Bradley Holm rushes for one of his three touchdowns
against Munroe. He gained a total of 164 yards throughout the

Monticello News
Staff Writer
ACA JVs hosted Robert F. Munroe School Bobcats
Thursday Sept. 11, and climbed to a 2-0 season following
a 44-6 conquering victory.
Coach Derrick Burrus supplied highlights of the
game: Bradley Holm rushed for 164 yards and three
touchdowns; quarterback Hans Sorenson carried the ball
35 yards for two touchdowns and completed two of four
passes; and Jarrod Turner had one touchdown and a total
af 33 yards rushing.
Tyler Jackson received two passes for a total of 41
yards and rushed for one yard as backup quarterback for
a touchdown. The Warriors drove the ball for a total of
238 yards rushing and 73 yards passing. Extra point
kicker Cody Ledford was two for seven for two total
Defensively, Jared Jackson and Holm each had seven
solo tackles; Sorenson was credited for four solo tackles
and one fumble recovery; defensive lineman, Nick
Roberts recovered two fumbles, and Cody Ledford recov-
ered one; and Tres Copeland had two interceptions.
Burrus said sufsbtitutibns were minade throughout the
game and every member of the team got playing time.
"We are building upon every practice and every
game. Our toughest games are still ahead of us. We are
proud of these young men and grateful for everyone's
support." Coach Burrus.
'The JV Warriors host Brookwood, 6 p.m., Thursday
September 18, here.

Luclus Wade

Lucius Wade Contributes At Miles

Monticello News.
Staff Writer
Lucius Wade, Jr., signed
a National Letter of Intent
to play football with. the
Miles College Golden Bears
for the 2008 season, during
the initial natiorial signing
day, Feb. 6,, announced head
coach William "Billy" Joe.
Wade was awarded a four-
year athletic scholarship.
Wade, a longtime fa-
vorite of residents, was a
noteworthy athlete while at-
tending Howard, Middle
School and playing football
there, and on,into Jefferson
County High School, where
he attracted .notice for his
skill on the gridiron.
Wade also was on the
track team, and proved to be
a valuable asset under the
then tutelage of Harry Ja-
cobs. During 2007, Wade
was named to All State and
he was named All Star.
After graduating from
Jefferson in 2008, he entered
Miles, and from the start of
the season, he has proven to
be an asset to the team,
where he serves as running
Though the Golden

Bears lost the first two
games of the season, Wade
chalked up the first points
on the board for the season
. during the first quarter in
the game against Stillman
Aug. 31, in which Miles lost,
Wade also collected 34
yards rushing during the
game; he had two pass re-,
ceptions for a four-yard loss,
and a 19-yard kick-off re-
turn accumulating a total
of 49 yards during the
game. Wade was presented
the offensive player of the
game award for his per-
formance and was given a
He manned the defen-
sive side of the field in
Miles' second contest of the
season against Tuskegee.
Miles was blanked 34-0.
During the game, Wade con-
tributed one solo tackle.

Blabalots Take

9 of 12

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello
Blabalots took nine
of 12 matches in
their first two con-
tests of the year at
home. The A-
league tennis team
took the courts
against the Ace
Kickers Sept. 4 and
split the matches,
taking three of six.
Team #1, Katie
Brock and Susan.
Goodwin, lost the
sets, 3-6 and 2-6.
Team #2, Cindy
Wainright and sub-
stitute Kelly Hetherington,
lost the first set, 2-6, won
the second, 6-2, and
dropped the tiebreaker, 5-7.
Team #3, Laura Kirch-
hoff and Angie Delvecchio,
lost the sets, 1-6 and 3-6.
Team #4, : Trisha
Wirick and Valerie
Stevens, won the sets, 7-6
and 7-5.
Team #5, Patty Hardy
and Jennifer Ellis, won the
first set, 6-1, lost the second
set, 5-7, and won the
tiebreaker, 6-2. *
Team #6, Lindsey Tay-
lor and Maxie Miller, won
the sets, 6-1 and 6-1.
The Blabalots made a
clean-sweep against the
Killearn Survivors taking
six of six matches, Sept. 11.

Team #1, Brock and
Goodwin, won the first set,
6-4, lost the second, 4-6, and
won the tiebreaker, 7-5.
Team #2, Wainright
and Delvecchio, won the
sets, 7-7 and 6-1.
Team. #3, Kirchhoff
and Ward, won the sets, 7-6
and 7-6.
Team #4, Wirick and
Stevens, won the sets, 6-1
and 6-1.
Team #5, Hardy and
Ellis, won the sets, 6-3 and
Team #6, Taylor and
Miller, won the sets, 6-1 and
The Blabalots face off
against the Capital City
Aces, 9:30 p.m., Sept. 18,

Blabalots Schedule Roster

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello Blabalots
ladies A-league tennis team,
has released the schedule and
roster for the remainder of
There are two new play-
ers on the team of, 12 ladies.
Also new this year, half of the
matches will be hosted locally
at the Recreation Park. Team
captain Trisha Wirick said
that due to limited court
space locally, teams #1 and #6
would play at the Jefferson
Country Club for locally
hosted matches, and teams 2-
5 will play at the Recreation

Playing for the Blabalots
are team #1, Katie Brock and
Susan Goodwin; team #2,
Cindy Wainright Angie
Delvecchio; and team #4,
Laura Kirchhoff and new to
the team this year, Laura
Ward; team #4, Trisha Wirick
and new player Valerie
Stevens; team #5, Patty Hardy
and Jennifer Ellis; and team
#6, Lindsey Taylor and Maxie
All match times are at 9:30
a.m. The Blabalots hit the
courts against'the Ace Kick-
ers, Sept. 4, here; and Killearn
Survivors, Sept. 11, here. Ac-
tion continues against Capital

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S'The administration of the estate of ALEXANDER MORRIS, JR,,
deceased, whose date of death was October 25, 2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Jefferson County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is One Courthouse Circle, Jefferson .County Courthouse. Room
10, Monticello,;Florida. The names and addresses of thne personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on whom a copy, of this notice is required.
to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
All. other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court
The date of first publication of this notice is September 17,2008.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Harold M. Knowles
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Telephone: (850) 222-3768
Fax: (850) 561-0397

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Personal Representative:
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The proposed agenda will include the adoption of the annual operating
report, operation reports, and a staff report.

DATE: Thursday, September 25, 2008
TIME: 10:00 am Eastern Time
PLACE: Jefferson Co. Emergency Management Office, Conference
Room 1240 N. Jefferson Street, Monticello, Florida.

For more information, or if you require special accommodations at the
meeting because of a disability or physical impairment, contact Vanita
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IHere are some simple
steps to take. to ensure
your Pet's safety and well-
being in the event of a hur-
ricane.or other disaster.
All pets, including in-
door-only pets should al-
ways wear a properly fitted
collar with an identifica-
:tion tag that has the pet's
name as well as current
contact information.
Consider using a cell
phone number instead of,
or in addition to, a land
line since service or access

may be impaired during a
Pet owners are encour-
aged to consider microchip
identification for their
pets, since they cannot be
lost or removed like a col-
lar can.
Microchips are a good
way to help reunite lost
pets. Many animal shelters
and animal control centers
are equipped with .mi-
crochip scanners.
Have a Pet carrier or
crate for each pet, and. fa-

miliarize your pet with the
carrier prior to its use.
Consider a dog size crate
that is self-contained and
will safely house 1 or 2 cats
with a litter box, food and
Be sure your pet's vac-
cinations are current and
that you have information
regarding any special med-
ical needs your pet has.
HaVe a leash on hand
for each pet. Even the most
well-behaved dog can be-
come frightened in the

midst of an emergency
and may exhibit unex-
pected or unpredictable be-
Have a small disaster
kit for your pet, including
a week's supply of food
and water as well as any
medication your pet needs.
You can put this together
in a plastic storage tote
and change out the con-
tents regularly.
Have a recent photo of
your pet in the event you
get separated.

Locate a safe place to
take your pet in the event
you must evacuate your
home. If your home is not
safe for you, it is likely not
safe for your pet.
You should familiarize
yourself with local board-
ing kennels, veterinary

hospitals with boarding
facilities and motels
which allow pets.
.Keep this contact in-
formation with your dis-
aster kit and put it in a
place that is easily assess-
able for all family .mem-

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Monticello News
Staff .Writer
Discarding unwanted
animals in dumpsters and
elsewhere has plagued the
Humane Society for a num-
ber of years. Some resi-
dents rather than choosing
to spay and neuter their
pets, continue to let them
breed and opt to dump the
unwanted offspring, in or
near dtunpsters, along road-
ways, and even drop them
over the fence at the animal
shelter: long after business
Such was the fate of
four ;small kittens, dis-
carded niost recently, who'
are in need of a good home.
Veterinary' Associates
Office: Manager Leslie
Spencer said that on Friday,
Sept. 5, a county woman
came in with five kittens
and relayed a heartbreak-
ing story
"She said she was driv-
ing down Old Lloyd Road,
.and ahead of her, she ob-
served a vehicle slow down
pulling toward the shoulder
of the road and toss some-
thing out and speed off,"
said Spencer. "As she ap-
proached the item thrown
from the vehicle, she saw a
brown paper bag and being
admittedly nosy, she pulled
over to investigate what was
"As she opened the top
of the bag, a little head
popped out," said Spencer.
"Inside the bag were

five kittens, approximately
eight to nine weeks old."
The woman said she
couldn't afford to adopt
them and she didn't want to
take them to the shelter due
to the current- circum-
stances there, with the shel-
ter full, and having to
downsize, so she, opted to
take them to,Veterinary As-
sociates in hopes that
homes could possibly be ac-
quired for them there.
"The poor little things
were scared to. death when
they first came in," said
Spencer. "They had been
through a horrible ordeal,
something an animal
should never have to endure
in the lives, and they were
Since acquiring the five,
a loving home has been
found for one, but four are
still in need of that loving
home and family
The kittens are domes-
tic short hair and of the
four, there are two males,
one black and white, and
the other, a silver tabby, two
females, both of a rare look-
ing tabby/calico mix.
"They are all healthy,
active, playful, and ex-
tremely cuddly and loving,
despite their ordeal," said
Spencer. "They would each
serve as assets to any family
and provide years of uncon-
ditional love and dedication
to those adopting them."
For further information
or to adopt call Veterinary
Associates at 997-2506.

Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt, September 11, 2008
This male (left) and female (right) are the third and
fourth kittens found, Sept. 5, inside a brown paper bag,
along the side of Old Lloyd Road Sept. 5.

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