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140th Year No. 45 Wednesday, November 5, 2008


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Economic Downturn

Hurting Some Here

Many Unable To Pay Water, Electric Bills

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
With the economy
possibly in recession,
unemployment rising,
and the cost of living
generally going up,
more local residents ap-
parently are finding it
difficult to maintain
such basic services as
water and electricity
City Clerk Emily
Anderson reports that
late payments of water
bills are definitely on
the rise, at the same
time that the service'
cutoff list has grown
"Definitely, in the
last two or three
months, we've seen
more payments coming
in late," Anderson said.
"People are hurting.and
having to scrape up the
money We've seen the
cutoff list grow longer
Tri-County Electric
Cooperative reports that
it has not experienced a
noticeable increase in
late or delinquent pay-
"There's not a large
increase at this time,"
said George Webb, man-
ager of finance adminis-
tration. "There hasn't
been a big difference.
It's about the same."
But Progress En-
ergy Florida (PEF), a
much larger provider of
electricity in the area,
has experienced a defi-
nite increase in the
numbers of late and
delinquent payments.
St. Petersburg-based
PEF spokesperson
Suzanne Grant said the

company has seen a
nine percent jump in the
number of cutoffs due to
nonpayment in the pe-
riod between September
2007 and September
2008. Grant could not
provide specific statis-
tics on the number of
residents not paying
their electric bills in Jef-.
ferson County, however.
She explained that
the nine percent applied
to the 35-county region
that Progress Energy
covers in Florida. All'
told, the company serves
1.7 million Florida cus-
tomers, but Grant said it
would be erroneous to
apply the nine percent
to the 1.7 million to get
the exact number of cut-
offs, as some of the lat-
ter are multiple cutoffs
to the same customers.
She offered that
Progress Energy spon-
sors two programs to as-
sist financially strapped
customers with their en-
ergy bills.
The first, the Energy
Neighbor Fund, helps
customers who are expe-
riencing temporary fi-
nancial difficulties
because of sudden ill-
ness, unexpected unem-
ployment or an
emergency or personal
The second, a rebate
program, offers PE cus-
tomers free home-en-
ergy checks, which in
turn make the cus-
tomers eligible for re-
bates, provided they
take the necessary steps
to correct the energy de-
Please See
Downturn Page 4A

Man Gets Two Years On Various Charges

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Wade Latham Allen,
32, of Astor Lake, FL,-
was sentenced to 24
months in the Depart-
ment of Corrections on
various charges dating
back to April of this
He had been arrested
by, Florida Highway Pa-

trol (FHP) onApril -24,
2008, and charged with
violation of probation,
reckless driving, grand
theft auto, possession of
a firearm by a convicted
felon, fleeing and eluding
law enforcement dffi-
cers, and aggravated as-
sault on a law
enforcement officer.
FHP Trooper
William Griesbaum was

working aircraft detail
on 1-10 in Jefferson
County, when the FHP
pilot called out a white
sedan, traveling, west at
83 miles per hour in a 70
miles per hour zone.
When Griesbaum caught
up to the vehicle, driven
by Allen, he activated his
blue lights in
Please See
Charges Page 4A

Second Potential Lawsuit Is

Threatened Over Racetrack

Monticello News Photo by Laz Aleman, December 19, 2007
Attorney Mark Dunbar, lead man for the proposed Jefferson Downs racetrack,
pitches the idea to members of the Economic Development Council on Dec. 19,2007.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
A second landowner
who stood to benefit fi-
nancially from the es-
tablishment of the
Jefferson Downs race-
track in the Lloyd area
is threatening to file a
lawsuit against the
county for alleged dam-
ages, if an amicable res-
olution can't be worked
The landowner is
Richard B. Baker, who
owns a 102.48-acre prop-

erty near the 1-10 and
SR-59 interchange that
was slated to be part of
the proposed quarter
horse racetrack, along
with an adjacent 15.3-
acre parcel owned by Ja-
maro, Inc.
In a letter dated Oct.
20, Attorney William D.
Preston informs county
officials that his client,
Baker, suffered a loss of
$1,335,000 as a result of
the county's rejection of
the racetrack on Jan. 17,
According to Pre-

ston, Equestrian Land
Holdings, LLC, the de-
veloper of the proposed
racetrack, was prepared
to pay Baker $2,500,000
for the 102.48 acres, per a
real estate purchase
agreement executed on
or about Aug. 27, 2007.
The purchase, however,
was contingent on the
county approving the
The plaintiff main,
tains that the commis-
sion's denial of the
Please See
Racetrack Page 4A

Outgoing Commissioner

Takes Colleagues To Task

In Turn, Chairman
Commends Him
For Service

Jefferson Journal
Senior Staff Writer
Commissioner Jerry
Sttphin, whose failed
bid for a state represen-
tative office caused him
to have to resign his
commission seat effec-
tive Nov. 3, had some
sharp-edged parting
words for his colleagues
at his last official meet-
ing on Oct. 16.
Please See Com-
missioner Page 4A

Monticello News Photo By Laz Aleman, October 16, 2008
Commission Chairman Felix "Skeet" Joyner pres-
ents outgoing Commissioner Jerry Sutphin with his of-
ficial photograph and nameplate near the conclusion
of the Oct. 16 meeting.

Wade Latham Allen


Officials Set



Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Ever the optimists,
county officials have
identified the priority
projects that they will
seek to have the Legisla-
ture fund in the next leg-
islative session,
notwithstanding the
current economic down-
Rather than ranking
the projects in order of
priority as they have in
past years, however,
commissioners merely
identified the projects
this time around,
thereby allowing the Jef-
ferson'Legislative Com-
mittee, its lobbying arm,
the flexibility to pursue
the projects as the cir-
cumstances and oppor-
tunities dictate.
Even so, commis-
sioners signaled their
order of preference, if
informally and only for
in-house consumption.
That order puts a new
station for the ambu-
lance and fire protection
services at the indus-
trial park topmost on
the list.
County officials
have long wanted to
move Fire Rescue from
its present facility,
which they consider to
be inconvenient,
cramped and out-of-date.
With a new Emergency
Operations Center goingg
up at the industrial park
and the Sheriff's Office
and the jail already
there, officials argue
that relocation of Fire
Rescue to the same site
would concentrate the
county's emergency
services at one central
location and make for
greater efficiency
Number two on the
list would be the contin-
ued upgrade of the in-
dustrial park's
infrastructure specif-
ically the extension of
Please See
Priorities Page 4A

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Classifieds 18A Spirjvial
Football Contest 12A Sports
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November 4. 1998
Two men charged with second-degree
murder in the beating death of another man
were found guilty on Thursday of helesser
crime of manslaughter.
As the population continues to increase
here, the need for wildland fire protection
in urban and rural areas of the county will
escalate, according to the Division of
Forestry (DOF).
Based on the recommendation of the
police chief, the City Council has decided
not to establish policy addressing the prohi-
bition of weapons in public meetings..
November 2, 1988
The Jefferson County Bar Association
has released the results of a membership
survey which shows that a hefty 87 percent
of the organization's responding members
rate Phil Padovano highest in the Circuit
court race and Felix Johnson, Sr. highest in
the County Judge contest.
The Raiders lifted their record to 4-1 on
Saturday in flag football as they trounced
the Bears 22-8. The second place cowboys
also conquered the Bears 22-8 in a second
Round one of negotiations between the
Monticello Professional Firefighters
Association Local 3095 and the city
Thursday night proved to be primarily a siz-
ing up of the opposition and a clearing of the
way for the real negotiations to be conduct-
ed sometime in the coming weeks.
November 2, 1978
Students at Aucilla Christian Academy
are celebrating Homecoming Week with a
'full schedule of activities, highlighted by
",,Friday's football game with Greensboro and

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thel crowning of a Ihomecomning queen.
Jefferson County's Watermelon Queen.
Jennifer Yaun, and Little Queen Miranda,
Demott, rode in the Perry Forest Parade last
Saturday on a float sponsored by the First
National Bank of Jefferson County.
A fire of undetermined origin swept!
through the East Washington Street home of
the Gene Davis family early Thursday morn-
ing, completely destroying the historic farm
November 2, 1968
Charter for the Women's. Society of!
Christian Service and the Wesleyan Service:
Guild was held last Thursday night, at the:
First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Fred Wilder, accompanied by her
sister, Mrs. W.H. Cave, of Albany, GA., vis-
ited several days with their mother in
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilder and Mr. and:
Mrs. Tom Braswell spent he weekend at:
Deacon Hill Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Lanier, and children of
Apalachicola, visited Sunday with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Norman.
November 2 1958
Rev. Ellis Turner, pastor of the First:
Baptist Church has been named moderator:
of the Florida Baptist Association.
Claude D. Groom, Jr., has been named'
winner of a trip to the national 4-H Congress,
in Chicago. I
November 2, 1948
The Halloween Carnival last Thursday
night drew a large crowd and has been pro-
nounced a financial success. Mrs. Cliff
Williams served as general chairman for the-

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Transition to Retirement: What
"First Wave" Boomers Should Know

Provided by Robert J.. Davison
If you're a "senior" member of the baby boom generation -
generally defined as those born between 1946 and 1964 -
you've seen a lot in your life: the Cold War, the first moon
landing, the birth of the Internet and much more. But inq
just a few years, you may face something you probably never
thought you'd see: your retirement. To make a smooth tran-
sition to this stage of your life, you'll need to become famil-
iar with a few key financial topics.
Consider the following:
Retirement plan income For the past few decades, you
may have been building financial resources for retirement
through an employer-sponsored plan such as a 401(k)
or a traditional pension and possibly an IRA. Now, how-
ever, it's time to determine just how much retirement in-
come these vehicles will produce. A traditional pension will
provide you regular payments based on your years of serv-
ice and salary, but youwhave much more flexibility and lat-
itude when it comes to taking withdrawals from a 401(k) or
IRA. How much you withdraw directly affects how long
your money will last, so you may want to consult with a
professional financial advisor to determine the appropriate
withdrawal rates for these accounts, based on your projected
retirement lifestyle, life expectancy, risk tolerance and other
Health insurance Well before you retire, consult with
your employer's benefits office to learn if you can receive
some type of health insurance as a retiree. Many large em-
ployers extend health care coverage to retired workers, but
as health care costs have risen, some companies have cut
back or eliminated this benefit. Generally speaking, you
won't be eligible for Medicare until you are 65. If you re-
tire before that age and your former employer doesn't cover
you, you'll need to find some health insurance to fill the
Social Security You can begin collecting Social Security
benefits at age 62, but you'll get larger monthly checks if
you wait until you reach "normal" retirement age, which, if
you are in the first wave of baby boomers, will be about age
66. When should you start taking payments? It depends on
a variety of factors, including your health, family history of
longevity and other sources of income.
Further employment If you decide to do some type of
work after retirement, whether for financial or personal rea-
sons, you'll need to factor this income into your overall re-
tirement income strategies. For instance, if you're earning
a reasonable amount from a post-retirement job, you may
want to delay taking money from your 401(k) or traditional
IRA (though you'll have to start taking distributions when
you reach age 70-1/2). Also, according to the Social Se-
curity Administration, if you start collecting Social Security
when you're younger than your full retirement age, you will
lose $1 of benefits for every $2 you earn above a certain
annual amount ($13,560 in 2008). Once you reach full re-
tirement age, you can keep all your benefits, no matter how
much you earn.
So, there you have them just a few of the financial issues
you'll need to explore as you lead the baby boom cohort into
retirement. By taking your time and exploring all your op-
tions, you can make the transition pleasant and reward-

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The History The



Day Parade
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Macy's Thanks-
giving Day Parade has
been a part of the
American tradition for 75
years. Every year on
Thanksgiving Day, thou-
sands of people gather
along the streets of New
York to watch the floats,
balloons, and participants
in the parade.
The parade dates from
the European tradition,
since in the 1920's, many of
Macy's employee's were
first generation immi-
grants. Proud of their new
American heritage, they
wanted to celebrate the
American holiday of
Thanksgiving with a type
of celebration they loved
back in Europe.
The employees
marched down 145 Street
to the 34th street, dressed as
clowns, knights, sheiks,
and cowboys. There were
floats, professional bands,
and 25 live animals bor-
rowed from the Central
Park Zoo. The audience
consisted of more than a
quarter of a million people
and the parade proved to
be a big hit.
Large balloons were
first introduced in 1927
with Felix the Cat. One tra-
dition no longer practiced,
was to release the bal-
loons, which would then
float for days and whoever
found them won a prize.
Through the 1930's, the
parade grew. Depression
era crowds of more than 1
niBillion lined the parade
rpute by 1934.
N" bAildons stlch as'
Walt Disney characters
were among the favorites
and radio audiences were
able to hear the cere-
monies and Santa's arrival
at 34th Street.
The 1940's saw an end
to the Parade since there
wasn't much to celebrate
during World War II. The
usage of rubber and heli-
um was also a problem
since they were scarce.
The parade resumed in
1945, and was televised in
New York. The parade also
began using the route it
runs today. With nation-
wide television, the
Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Parade assumed its hold
on the entire nation in the
It also became the time
when celebrities made
their appearances. Sid
Caesar,. Danny Kaye, and
even Howdy Doody made
the first appearances at
that parade.
Through the 1960's,
70's, and 80's, some of the
favorite balloons appeared
including Snoopy, Kermit
the Frog, and Superman.
But one of the most
favored happenings for
children is the arrival of
Santa Claus.

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Bulah Farmer
Bulah Huggins Farmer was born July 6, 1922. She married at
age 14 to Willie, Jr. Together they celebrated the
birth of 16 children, though she raised several ,
children for the state of Florida. Her life is her
,kids. To the best of her recollection she has 37
grandchildren and can't even guess how many
great grandchildren! All but two of her children
are alive and well, and spread from here to New
She has her own apartment in town but
spends the most of her time at the Jefferson Sen-
ior Citizen Center. One can always find her there
from early morning to closing. She loves the cen-
ter, the staff, the daily programs, and the other area seniors that attend.
Her favorite hobbies are sewing and crocheting. She recently
hand stitched an American Flag quilt for JSCC Director Bobbie Krebs.
and has handmade articles and items for several of the seniors that at-
tend, and the staff. She makes such things as curtain., scarves, clothing
for children, aprons, caps, and the like. She sews every day, all day,
and everything she makes she gives away. ---
On Tuesday, June 9, 1945, Bulah confessed Christ. "I walked
the night," she says. "I told people about the Lord then, and continue
to do so now." She is a member of the Casa Bianca Missionary Baptist

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Cont. From Page 1

Saying that he wanted to
get accustomed to his soon-to-
be new role as a regular citi-
zen, Sutphin left his
accustomed seat at the com-
mission table and addressed
the board from the public
Aware that his comments
might ruffle feathers, Sutphin
prefaced his remarks by ask-
ing that Commission Chair-
man Felix "Skeet" Joyner "sit
on his hands", lest the latter
be tempted to use the gavel to
rule the comments out of
"It's been a busy four
years for me," Sutphin said of
his one term in office. "I put
my personal business on hold
so that I could be a good com-
He had three issues that


an attempt to make a traffic
Allen slammed on
brakes directly in front of
Griesbaum's vehicle in an
attempt to cause the
trooper to lose control of
his patrol vehicle. Gries-
baum reported having to
swerve violently to avoid a
collision with the suspect's
Allen then made a U-
turn and fled eastbound on
1-10. The pilot, who kept vi-
sual contact with the vehi-
cle, reported that he had
exited 1-10 onto SR-59 and
went south.
Troopers R. Shaw, P.
Shaw, W. Harrell, and
Griesbaum pursued the ve-
bicle southbound on CR-59
and the vehicle traveled
into the Citgo parking lot
off of CR-59 and came to a
stop. Allen then exited the
vehicle with his hands
raised and he was placed
under arrest.
The passenger in the
vehicle, Ryan Gilbert Sauls-
berry, was also placed
under arrest. A computer
check of the vehicles tag re-
vealed it to be a 1994 Toyota
that had been stolen in a
Pinellas County carjacking
and it was confirmed stolen
by the Pinellas County
Sheriff's Department.


racetrack caused Eques-
trian to terminate the
agreement, "thereby re-
sulting in adverse conse-
quences and damages to
Mr. Baker."
States Preston: "Pur-
suant to his negotiation
with Equestrian for the
sale of the property, Mr.
Baker had agreed upon a
purchase price of
$2,500,000. In proposed sat-
isfaction of this agree-
ment, Equestrian entered
into a Real Estate Purchase
Agreement by which it
would pay Mr. Baker
$1,250,000 as the purchase
price for the Property The
balance of this negotiated
business arrangement was
to be paid to Mr. Baker as
part owner of the Operat-
ing Entity established for
Equestrian's Jefferson
Downs project.
"Of course, this busi-
ness arrangement and the
Real Estate Purchase
Agreement were contin-
gent upon Equestrian
being granted development
approval by the County
Equestrian subsequently
cancelled its contract and
business arrangement
with Mr. Baker when the
County improperly and il-
legally denied the Eques-
trian request for
development approval. As
a result, the Property is

he wanted to touch on, he
Firstly the purpose of the
commission, as he understood
it, was to look out for the good
of all citizens and plan for the
long-term welfare of the
county, Sutphin said. In that
respect, he had tried his best
to plan for the long-term fu-
ture of the county and maybe,
he had even succeeded in
planting a few seeds, he said.
Case in point: The shuttle
bus was a project that had
been particularly near and
dear to his heart, Sutphin
said. Which was the reason
that he had pushed so hard to
keep the service going, even to
the point of donating money
when the effort began to sput-
ter out because of a lack of

Allen also had a war-
rant from the Lake County
Sheriff's Office for viola-
tion of probation on the
charge or reckless driving.
His license had also been
suspended, and he was a
convicted felon.
A search of the vehicle
revealed a loaded Marlin
model 60, 22-caliber rifle
concealed under blanket
in the back seat in reach of
Allen when he was in the
vehicle. Eight 22-caliber
cartridges were also found
in Allen's left front pocket.
Both Allen and Sauls-
berry stated that Sauls-
berry had just been picked.
up by Allen while he was
attempting to get a ride on
1-10 in Jefferson County,
which was confirmed by
Trooper P Shaw who had
observed him earlier in the
Saulsberry was re-
leased and Allen was trans-
ported to the Jefferson
County Jail and booked on
charges of violation of pro-
bation, reckless driving,
grand theft auto, posses-
sion of a firearm by a con-
victed felon, fleeing and
eluding law enforcement of-
ficers, and aggravated as-
sault on a law enforcement
FDLE came to the

presently valued in the
amount of $1,165,000. This
results in a loss and dam-
age to Mr. Baker of
$1,335,000, excluding attor-
ney fees. This is the
amount for which my
clients demands payment
from the county..."
The letter cites the Bert
J. Harris, Jr., Private Prop-
erty Rights Protection Act
as its legal underpinnings
for the contemplated ac-
tion. Enacted by the
Florida Legislature in 1995,
the Act is intended to pre-
vent local governments
from inordinately burden-
ing, restricting or limiting
property rights. Among
other things, the Act pro-
vides for compensation of
the actual loss to, the fair
market value of real prop-
erty, if the loss is caused by
a government action.
Concludes Preston:
"While Mr. Baker believes
that he suffered damages
to the Property, which are
actionable against Jeffer-
son County under the Act,
this letter does not consti-
tute a formal notice of a
claim under the Act.
Rather, Mr. Baker would
prefer to explore a means
of amicably resolving such
a potential future claim
through good faith negoti-
ations and discussions
with appropriate Jefferson

"I didn't see it as a little
bus," Sutphin said. "I saw it as
the future seed for what could
be a Jefferson County transit
system five or 10 years down
the road."
Baffling and disappoint-
ing to him, he said, was that
Commissioners Danny Mon-
roe and Eugene Hall had
failed to support his effort to
have the county partially fund
the service, especially as Mon-
roe chaired a group that was
dedicated to providing trans-
portation to the disadvan-
taged and many in Hall's
constituency had dire need of
the service.
"Why they didn't support
me, I'll never know," Sutphin
Secondly if the board
wanted a particular develop-

Cont. From Page 1

scene and processed the ve-
hicle for prints and photos.
Allen was also a suspect in
a Lake County carjacking.
Bond for the local
charges was set at $55,000;
however, holds had been
placed on him elsewhere in
the state on previous
The Sate Attorney
dropped the charge of pos-
session of a firearm by a
convicted felon because the
conviction had been
dropped from a felony
charge, and the charge of
aggravated battery on a law
enforcement officer was
dropped due to the circum-
stances of the situation.
On Sept. 22, Wade plead
no contest to the charges of
fleeing and eluding law en-
forcement officers, grand
theft automobile, and driv-
ing while license sus-
pended or revoked.
On Oct. 21, he was sen-
tenced in court to 24
months on all charges, to
be served consecutively,
with credit for 152 days
served, which totals out to
credit for five months and
two days served in the
County Jail.
He was still awaiting
transport to a state correc-
tional facility, from the Jef-
ferson County Jail, Oct. 29

Cont. From Page 1

County representatives.
Failing an amicable
resolution, however, Pre-
ston writes: "lr. Baker
will initiate filing of a for-
mal notice and appropriate
actions pursuant to appli-
cable terms and provisions
of the Act."
This latest letter fol-
lows the Notice of Intent to
sue filed on Aug. 29 by the
law firm of Hopping Green
& Sams on behalf of Ja-
maro, Inc. Jamaro is seek-
ing $1,116,900 in damages
that it allegedly suffered
when the county denied
the racetrack, causing the
sale of its 15.3 acres to
Equestrian for $1,530,000 to
fall through.
The attorneys for Ja-
maro in their initial corre-
spondence to county
officials also expressed the
desire to reach an amicable
resolution. But in a subse-
quent letter dated Oct. 14,
Jamaro's attorneys took a
harder stance, calling for
county officials and their
representatives to produce
innumerable written, oral
and electronic documents
and record from January
2007 to the present relating
to the racetrack.
The attorneys' change
in tack reportedly resulted
from the county's alleged
lack of response to the
original communication.

ment to happen or not to hap-
pen in the future, it should
make its intentions clear by
way of written ordinances,
policies and procedures,
rather than adlibbing these as
the circumstances dictated.
"For four years I've
wanted to see the codification
of our ordinances com-
pleted," Sutphin said. "And
it's still in the works. By the
time we get it done, it will be
obsolete. When we put a job
out for bids, we should expect
it to be done timely"
What's more, his col-
leagues should base their
votes on what was good for the
county, not on what was in
their best interest.
"Take your personal feel-
ings out of your votes," Sut-
phin admonished. "If it's


For the specifics on the
two programs, visit
or call 1-800-700-8744.
.Pat Hall is office coordi-
nator of the local chapter of
the Capital Area Commu-
nity Action Agency, a pri-
vate r non-profit
seven-county organization
that provides comprehen-
sive services and advocacy
to help low-income families
overcome poverty and gain
financial independence.
One of the agency's serv-
ices is the Low Income
Home Energy Assistance
Program (LIHEAP), which
provides up to $750 annu-
ally per income-eligible
family to assist with utility
Hall could not provide
exact figures for Jefferson
County But she said the
program had definitely reg-
istered a tremendous in-
crease in applications for
assistance during the last
six months or so.
"Oh yeah!" she said,
when asked if applications
for assistance had been in-
According to the
agency's latest available sta-
tistics, it paid $815,259 to
1,894 low-income families in


the sewer-and-water lines
and the roadway -
thereby allowing for
growth of the facility The
county owns an additional
20 acres at the industrial
park that it wants to mar-
ket for development.
In third position, al-
though not officially being
designated this way, is a re-
quest from
Jefferson/Madison County
Health Department Direc-
tor Kim Barnhill for pur-
suit of funding to renovate
the existing clinic building
here. A goal that Barnhill
has been pursuing for sev-
eral years, the request has
now supposedly been
ranked at number five on
the state's priority list. A
reported $7.9 million is
supposedly available for
distribution to health de-
partments across the state.
Commissioners added
two more requests at the
last minute, based on the
recommendation of Dick
Bailar, one of the leading
voices on the Jefferson
Legislative Committee.

legal, vote for it. And if you
don't like it, change it."
The latter was an allusion
to the horse racetrack that
Sutphin alone supported ear-
lier in the year and that is now
the subject of two potential
lawsuits against the county.
Finally, Sutphin took aim
at Joyner, whom he essen-
tially accused of political dis-
Sutphin noted that four
years earlier, when he had
taken his oath of office,
Joyner had specifically in-
structed him to sit at the end
of the table, as "no Republi-
can is going to sit next to me".
"I have been sitting at the
end of the table ever since,"
Sutphin said.
Added Sutphin: "You
also said that that as long as

you were on this board, no
Republican would be the
chair. I commend you on
keeping your word."
Politics making for
strange turns, if not strange
bedfellows, Joyner presented
Sutphin with his official pho-
tograph and nameplate at the
conclusion of the meeting,
all the while commending
the outgoing commissioner
for his work on the board.
Joyner disavowed ever hav-
ing uttered words such as
Sutphin accused him of. The
fact was, Joyner said, that he
welcomed anyone on the
board, be they Republican,
Democrat' or whatever, so
long as the individual was
willing to work and work
hard for the betterment of
the county.

Cont. From Page 1

the seven-county service
area during 2004-05 either to
establish, or prevent the ter-
mination of, utility service.
The LIHEAP is tied with the
Weatherization Assistance
Program to make dwellings
more energy efficient and
further reduce utility bills.
The agency also spon-
sors the Food Assistance
Program (TEFAP), which
provides monthly distribu-
tion of perishable com-
modities to more than 6,715
individuals in five counties,
including Jefferson.
According to a report
released by the U.S. Com-
merce Department on
Thursday Oct. 30, consumer
spending and business in-
vestments dipped signifi-
cantly in the third quarter,
causing the sharpest con-
traction in the U.S. economy
in seven years and leading
experts to predict the start
of "severe and long-lasting
Consumer spending
reportedly fuels 75 percent
of U.S. economy activity.
The report indicated that
spending on nondurable
goods (items such as food
and paper products)
"shrank at the sharpest
rate since late 1950."

The first was to con-
tinue pursuing money for
construction of a multi-
plex agricultural center on
the 20-acre property that
the county owns next to
the Green Industries Insti-
tute off US 90, about four
miles west of Monticello.
The center, which would be
built in the vicinity of the
livestock-and-horse arena,
would house the opera-
tions of the various local,
state and national agen-
cies that serve the agricul-
tural sector.
The Legislature allo-
cated a little more than a
million dollar for this proj-
ect a couple of years back,
but the governor vetoed
the appropriation at the
last minute.
The second add-on was
the pursuit of funding for
the replacement of a
bridge in the west part of
the county that officials
have wanted to replace for
a few years now.
Finally, Commissioner
J. N. "Junior" Tuten added
the repair of the court-

Meanwhile, "heavy
government spending and
still-strong export growth
helped mask the extent of
deterioration in other sec-
The report tied the
drop in consumer spend-
ing to job losses and de-
clining values of stocks
and real estate.
Figures from the
Labor Department show
that claims for new unem-
ployment benefits contin-
ued at 479,000 last week, "a
level that signals weak hir-
ing prospects."
The U.S. economy re-
portedly has lost jobs in
each of the last nine
months, with about 750,0p00
lost so far. Mass layoffs.--
involving 50 or more peo-
ple hit their highest
level since September 2001
last month.
Jefferson County's sea-
sonally unadjusted unem-
ployment rate was 5.3
percent for September,
while Florida's seasonally
unadjusted unemploy-
ment rate was 6.8 percent,
the worst that the state has
experienced since October
1994, and higher than the
national unemployment
rate of 6.1 percent.

Cont. From Page 1

house's leaky roof.
Conspicuously absent.
from the list was the sewer
treatment plant and sewer
extension project in the
Lloyd area that a commit-
tee of citizens and city and
county officials have been
pursuing since at least
2005 and that was consis-
tently rated a top priority
in past years. No mention
was made of this project or
explanation given why it
was not included on the
Officials aren't un-
aware that the current eco-
nomic downturn makes
the county's chances of
getting state funding in the
coming legislative session
extremely unlikely, but
they are operating under
the premise, as Bailar ex-
pressed it, that 'if one
doesn't ask, one doesn't re-
The next step in the
process is for the legisla-
tive committee to develop
its strategies for the pur-
suit of the funding in the
coming legislative session.


Wednesday, November ,5, 2008

Monticello News 5A





Sarah Laverne Cardin,
age 71, of Monticello,
Florida, passed away
Thursday, October 30, 2008,
in Tallahassee. Florida. She
is survived by her husband
of 24 years, Jack Cardin.
She was born in Cleve-
land, Tennessee, and has
lived in this area since 1968
coming from Atlanta, Geor-
gia. She was a Baptist and a
member of Riversink Bap-
tist Church. She was a
She loved her family,
the mountains and had nu-
merous hobbies and inter-
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions can be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd, Tallahassee,
FL 32308-5862.
Graveside service was
held Monday, November 3,
2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Arran

Annex Cemetery in Craw-
fordville. Harvey-Young
Funeral Home (850-926-
3333) is handling arrange-
She is survived by two
sons: Tony Dyer of Craw-
fordville and Gene Cardin
of Crawfordville. Six
daughters: Sherry Call-
away (Mark) of Craw-
fordville; Donna McMfllian
(Brent) of Tallahassee;
Danita Adams (Johnny) of
Monticello, Michelle. Ott
(Terry) of Crawfordville;
Theresa Cardin of Monti-
cello and Misty Cardin of
Panama City Plus 22
grandchildren, four great-
grandchildren and many
other family members and
She is preceded in
death by her parents, one
sister, two brothers, one
nephew and a daughter.



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November 6
The monthly Commu-
nity Prayer Breakfast will be
held, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday
Plan to attend, and bring a
friend. For more informa-
tion contact Coordinator L.
Gary Wright at
m or 933-5567.
November 6
Women's Health Initia-
tive is inviting the commu-
nity to attend a health forum
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Monticello Opera House. For
more information contact
Deveda Bellamy (LCHD) at
606-8268 or Cumi Allen
(JCHD) at 342-0170 x2101.
SOS (Sistas Organizing to
Survive) is a grassroots mo-
bilization of black women in
the fight against HIV and
AIDS. The SOS movement
aims to educate black
women about the impact of
HIV/AIDS and to develop an
action plan that prevents the
further spread of HIV/AIDS
and other diseases in
Florida's black communi-
ties. SOS will teach us how to
accept ownership and take
control of our health main-
tenance, make informed de-
cisions pertaining to our
health and relationships,
and watch and monitor
chronic diseases that greatly
impact our health and lives.
Topics for this forum in-
clude: The Faith Initiative,
Domestic Violence, Mental
Health, STD's, HIV/AIDS,
Physical Fitness and Where
Do We Go from Here. In ad-
dition, the forum will pro-
vide ,various health
presentations, information,
screenings and group dis-
cussion. This event is open
to the entire -community
with special emphasis on
Women and Youth. Refresh-
ments will be provided;
make plans to attend.
November 6
Girl Scout leaders and
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m. on
the first Thursday of every
nionth at the Eagle's Nest on
South Water Street for a gen-
eral meeting. Contact Vicki
Adams for more information
at 386-2131, or
November 7
The annual Steak Din-
ner fundraiser will be held at
Wacissa United Methodist
Church 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fri-
day. The menu will include a
ribeye steak, baked potato,
cole slaw, roll, dessert, and a
soft drink, all homemade
and guaranteed to be deli-
cious. Adults $12 and chil-

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dren $6. Eat in and enjoy
good Christian fellowship or
take ot is available. There
will be a silent auction on a
quilt, with squares designed
by the Children of Genesis.
November 7
The Monticello Opera
House and BOK Promotions
present two of Nashville's
top award winning song
writers, Chuck Cannon and
Lari White, in concert at the
Opera House 7:15 p.m. Fri-
day The doors will open at
6:15 p.m. for a social hour.
Lari White's albums include
the Top Ten Hits, "'Now I
Know," "That's 'How You
Know," and "That's My
Baby" She appeared in Tom
Hanks' movie "Castaway,"
and has appeared on Broad-
way in the Johnny Cash mu-
sical, "Ring of Fire." Her
husband, Chuck Cannon,
has worked in Nashville
since 1984. His songs have
been recorded by Toby Keith
and other stars ranging from
Roy Rogers to Dolly Parton.
Tickets are $25 and available
at the door. Contact the
Opera House at 997-4242 for
more information.
November 7
Ashville Area Volunteer
Fire Department meets 6:30
p.m. on the first Friday of
each month at the fire sta-
tion. Contact Fire Chief
John Staffieri at 997-6807 for
more details.
November 8
Jefferson Arts, Inc. an-
nounces a new exhibit to
open with a reception 2 to 4
p.m. Saturday called "Near &


Far." The debut art show is
that of Troy Spencer and
Marguerite Foxon, two local
photographers. The exhibit
explores concrete and ab-
stract images from nature
that tells their own story,
from the local region as well
as around the world. The
show features photographs
of birds, flowers, land and
seascapes taken from a far
distance, as well as close-up.
The exhibit is free and open
to the public. It will be on dis-

play Nov. 8 to Nov. 30 at the
Gallery located at 575 West
Washington Street. The
Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Wednesday and Satur-
days or by appointment. Jef-
ferson Arts, Inc., is a
non-profit group with a goal
of promoting art and art ed-
ucation in the Monticello
area of North Florida and
South Georgia. For more in-
formation, contact the
Gallery at 997-3311 or visit

R. 10/08
Rule 12D.16,002,;
Florida Administrative Code
Effective 10/08



County of Jefferson Tax Year 2008

Members of the Board

Honorable Danny Monroe, III Board of County Commissioners, District No. 5
Honorable Gene Hall Board of County Commissioners, District No. 2
Honorable Ed Vollerston School Board, District No. 1

Citizen Member C. P. Miller, Jr. Business owner within the school district

Citizen Member Richard Bailar Homestead property owner

The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions relating to
property tax assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.

Summary of Year's Actions

Number of Parcels
Exemptions Assessments* Both Reduction in Shift in Taxes
Type of Property Value Due to Due to Board
SValue Due to Actions
Granted Requested Reduced Requested th Board Actions

Residential 15 17 1 4 0 $738,717 ($ 6,148)

Commercial 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Industrial and miscellaneous 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Agricultural orclassified use 33 33 0 0 0 $7,796,815 ($64,890)
Business machinery
and equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vacant lots and acreage 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TOTALS 48 50 1 7 0 $8,535,532 ($71,038)

*Include transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests.

If you have a question about these actions, contact the chair or the clerk of the Value Adjustment Board.
Chair's name Phone
Danny Monroe, III (850) 342-0287
Clerk's name Phone
Kirk B. Reams (850) 342-0218


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Wednesday, November ,5, 2008




-. How To Restructure The Coalition

For A Whole Child Community

Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, November 3, 2008.
Bulah Farmer spent several hours hand stitching this American Flag quilt, all the while
knowing she would give it to Bobbie Krebs, director of the Jefferson Senior Citizen Center.
She was hoping to have it
completed by Election Day,
and she did! On Monday
morning she presented it to
Krebs for the Letter's efforts at
the center, and for her caring
of the county senior citizens.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Women's Health Ini-
tiative S.O.S. Forum (sistas
organizing to survive) will
be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs-
day, Nov. 6 at the Monti-
cello Opera House.
Topic of discussion
will include diabetes, HIV,
domestic violence, STD,
and faith initiative.
Partnering agencies in-

clude Bethel AME Church,
Big Bend Cares, Big Bend
Rural Health, Capital
Health Plan, Healthy Start
Coalition, Jefferson
County Health Depart-
ment, Leon County Health
Department, and Refuge
For more information
concerning this event con-
tact Deveda Bellamy,
RMAC at 606-8268 or Cumi
Allen JCHD at 342-0170.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Community Coalition
(JCCC) met on Sept. 23 to
listen to speaker Donna
Hagan, from the Healthy
Start Coalition for Jeffer-
son, Madison, and Taylor
counties, present informa-
tion on restructuring the
"Coalition for a Whole.
Child Community."
She spoke about the
role of the JCCC by creat-
ing an interagency body
that comes together on a
regular basis to discuss the
capacity of human serv-
ices in Jefferson County
She mentioned that the
ultimate outcome of the
networking is the reduc-
tion in infant mortality as-
sociated with a decrease in
the social determinants
that produce poor birth
Hagan stressed that
power exists in numbers,
and continued: build the
muscle needed by creating
a mission; be a ,voice for
the underserved rural
area; chronicle your
progress, minutes must
bring to life the events;
meetings should be in the

same locations with a well
planned agenda.
Other requisities in-
clude: accountability to the
community; kinship lends
itself to credibility, Create
a body of committed citi-
zens to be invited to law-
"How do we get
there?," she asked the
group. The conclusion was
the following: implement
Whole Child connection;
Utilize the wealth of data
from WCC; Work towards
accomplishment, not nec-
essarily numbers; Develop
action agendas; Begin to
assess the community; de-
velop root causes; present
data and community analy-
sis to other organizations
(School Board, City Coun-
cil, county commission,
delegate events, church
events) and, set up sub-
committees for each di-
mension, or each problem
At the October meeting
of the JCCC the group will
discuss "Identify Dimen-
sion Leaders and
Implement the Interven-
tion Plan."
Members present at the
September meeting in-

eluded Vicki Adams,
Tresca Alexander, Cumi
Allen, Kim Barnhill, Jen-
nifer Brown, Stephanie
Brown, William Brumfield,
Shaundra Buggs, Tracy
Chernak, Brooke Coatney,
Al Dixon, Ed Feaver, Lori
Fewell, Shirlie Hampton,
Travis Hart, Cindy Hutto,
Sue Loftis, Bobbi
Markiewicz, Annie Joe
Martin, Melissa Morgan,
Fred Mosley, Derylene
Proctor, Lauren Ragans,
Anne Robinson, Commis-
sioner Jerry Sutphin,
Robin Walker, and Yoncee
Agencies represented
at this meeting included
the Girl Scouts of America,
Jefferson County Health
Department, Camelot Care,
Children's Home Society,
The Chiles Center, DCF-
Economic/Protective Serv-
ices, Early Learning
Coalition, MOSES Project,
Healthy Families of Tim-
ber Country, Whole Child
Project, Healthy Start, Con-
gressman Boyd's Office,
Jefferson Board of County
Commissioners, Monti-
cello Police Department,
Kid's Inc., and Employ-
ment Connections.

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After 62 years in business, the
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of owner, Eugenia Dunn.


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Representing Jefferson County in the Perry Forest Festival Parade are from left to
right, Anna Grace Key 2008 Little Watermelon Queen, Caitlin Harrison 2008 Water-
melon Queen, Mark Prevatt 2008 Little Watermelon King, and Michaela Fillyaw 2008
Watermelon Princess.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monticello News 7A




Monticello Couple Wins Mediterranean Cruise

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Richard and Cheryl Dennis with friend Caroline Snelman
at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Monticello residents
Richard and Cheryl Den-
nis recently returned from
an October Mediterranean
Cruise on Royal
Caribbean's biggest ship,
the Voyager of the Seas.
The cruise began Oct. 3
and they returned Oct. 13.
Richard Dennis ex-
plained that the prize was

a seven-day cruise, but
they had spent one day in
Barcelona before and one
day following the cruise.
Vitamark Corporation,
of Houston, Texas,
awarded the cruise to the
Dennis' and other top pro-
ducers in their nutritional
products business.'
Richard explained that the
contest was conducted for
a 32-week period and they
had to sell at least $3,800.



Call for your free

magnet or sticker.

per week for 17 of those 32
weeks to qualify for the
The Dennis' had been
selling products for Vita-
mart since late 2004, but
haven't qualified for any
prizes since, until now.
:"They have a contest
every year, and we will be
giving it out best shot to
win again next year," said
"When I was a kid, I
won a pair of skates in a
coloring contest," he
added. "This prize sure
beats that one. In fact, the
ship actually had its own
ice skating rink."
The cruise originated
in Barcelona, with stops
on the French Riviera and
four resort areas in Italy
and Sicily, before return,
ing to Barcelona. "Our fa-
vorite was Naples. We
toured the ruins of Pom-
peii, then took a beautiful
trip down the coast to Sor-
rento," said Richard. "On
one spectacular Mediter-
ranean overlook, our cab
driver even got out and ser-
enaded us with '0 Solo
Mio'. We don't get that too
much in Florida," he
Dennis added, "The
tour was great. We proba-
bly loved the sidewalk
cafes the most. In
Barcelona, and on the
French Riviera, and in Sor-
rento, Italy, we sat and had
lunch and watched the peo-
ple go by It was like the cir-
cus came to us. Definitely
an experience Cheryl and I
will never forget."
Vitamark President
David Bertrand says, "It
was fun to have Richard
and Cheryl on the trip this
year. Everybody will re-
member them for being
from the only county in
Florida without a stop-
"And they'll always re-
member this trip, too.
Something touches you
deep inside to stand in a
church built over 1,000
years ago. Remember the
movie '3 Coins in a Foun-
tain"? We all tossed coins
into Trevi Fountain in
Rome. It sends a chill up
your spine to think of the
historical figures who
stood in the same spots
where we stood."
According to Bertrand,
this was the 7th annual
trip for Vitamark's top pro-
ducers. "Our business is
growing. Twenty-five peo--
pie earned the trip this
year. The idea is to reward
our most productive peo-




ple. They can leave work
behind, not bother with
email, and even take an af-
ternoon nap if they want.
And it's a great value to
the company, because
these leaders spend 10 days
learning from each other.
They come back refreshed
and even more productive.
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27th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show

Brings Excitement to the Gainesville

Celebrating its 27th an-
niversary in 2008, the
Downtown Festival & Art
Show, presented by the City
of Gainesville Department
of Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Affairs, is one of
the nation's premier out-
door fine arts festivals. The
streets of historic down-
town Gainesville, from City
Hall to the Hippodrome
State Theatre, will be trans-
formed into a celebration
of art and creativity on Sat-
urday, November 8 and
Sunday, November 9 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A signa-
ture event on the North
Florida events calendar, the
Arts Festival offers visitors
the opportunity to meet the
exhibiting artists, sample
fine cuisine and enjoy live
The Downtown Festival
& Art Show is Gainesville's
most beloved tradition and
a nationally recognized
event. Since its creation,
the festival has risen to his-
toric heights in national
rankings and since 1996,
Sunshine Artist magazine
has consistently recog-
nized the Downtown Festi-
val & Art Show as one of
the top 200 shows in the na-
tion. In 2007, Ameri-
canStyle magazine ranked
the Festival No. 9 and in
2008 Sunshine Artist maga-
zine placed it at No. 23 on
its list of the best art festi-
vals in the nation.
An outdoor "street fes-
tival," the art show attracts
more than 100,000 people
annually to view the works
of over 250 of the nation's
most talented artists as
they display their original
oils and acrylics, vibrant
watercolors, unique sculp-
tures, dazzling jewelry, dec-
orative ceramics and
stunning photography. Ar-
tisans will compete for
more than $14,000 in cash
prizes and $5,000 in pur-
chase awards. With such a.
diverse array of art dis-
played for sale and compe-
tition, the Downtown
Festival & Art Show is a
great way to begin your
holiday shopping, find
unique gifts or purchase
artwork for your own col-
With an entire area de-
voted solely to children, the
festival will be a delight for
the entire family. Children
can spend an entire day im-
mersed in a world of art
and creativity as they visit
the Imagination Station,
discovering their own
artistic talents by creating
sidewalk chalk murals,
mask designs or making
books. All activities are
free of charge. The Imagi-
nation Station will also fea-
ture puppet shows and
music for the young and

the young at heart. Every
year, the Imagination Sta-
tion brings smiles to thou-
sands of. excited, young
children. Art Education
students at the University
of Florida work diligently
throughout the fall semes-
ter to produce this creative
and inspirational experi-
ence for children of all
Near the steps of the
Hippodrome State Theatre,
more than 30 non-profit or-
ganizations will have
booths devoted to educat-
ing and providing informa-
tion to the Gainesville
community Dozens of food
vendors will offer a variety
of delicious treats to satisfy
all tastes, from barbecue
ribs to apple sundaes. Visi-
tors can experience foods
from around the world, in-
cluding Thai shish kebabs,
Greek gyros, Cajun jamba-
laya and more.
For music lovers, the
Festival features continu-
ous entertainment on three
stages by local bands, solo
musicians and dance com-
panies. A new addition for
this year's Festival is a
Music Showcase beginning
Thursday, November 6
through Saturday, Novem-
ber 8. The Music Showcase
will be held at the Down-
town Community Plaza at 7
pm each evening. The
music line up includes a
Country Concert on Thurs-
day, featuring Chris Young,
RCA Nashville Recording
Artist and the winner of
the 2006 Nashville Star.
Some of his hits include,
"Drinkin' Me Lonely "f
"Your Gonna Love Me" and
"Beer or Gasoline". The
opening act for Young is
North Florida's country
music singer/songwriter
Caitlin Eadie, a 15-year-old
whose unique alto voice
and pure southerness gives
the listener a glimpse of a
star in the making. On Fri-
day evening for the Blues
Concert Gainesville's own

blues band "Blues-0-
Matics" will perform fol-
lowed by Magic Slim and
the Teardrops. Magic Slim
is the greatest living propo-
nent of the intense, electri-
f i e d
blues style that spawned
much of the music played
by modern blues artists.
Saturday concludes the
three day event with
smooth jazz concert. .Col-
lective Format, an exciting
local smooth jazz band will
tale the stage at 7 p.m. fol-
lowed by jazz musician
Matt Marshak a talented
young smooth jazz gui-
tarist. He will perform a
blend of jazz, retro, soul
vibes and world beat and
will be featuring songs
from his brand new album
"On the Rocks." Saxophon-
ist Jeff Kashiwa, will per-
form at 9 p.m., and will
offer spirited performances
from his recently released
forth CD titled "Play!" His
most high-energy record-
ing to date will feature
everything from funky pop
to a more traditional jazz.
Hear Jeff play a unique in-
strument called EWI which
is an electronic wind in-
strument. This device al-
lows him to play and record
his music simultaneously,
allowing him to play duets
with himself. His straight
from the heart melodies
will be sure to ignite the
crowd in vivacity and en-
thusiasm. These musical
treats are absolutely free
and open to the public.
Come celebrate the arts
and join us for a weekend
full of fun for the entire
family. Experience
Gainesville's premier fall
festival, a celebration of art
and culture that you won't
want to miss. Festivities
are free and open to the
public all weekend. For
more information, visit
or call 352-334-ARTS.

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Friday:. Blues Magic Slim and the Teardrops
Saturday: Smooth Jazz Matt Marshak and Jeff Kashiwa
Downtown Community Plaza 7 pm FREE

Wednesday, November 5, 2008




Haunted Tours Huge Success

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The annual three
weekends of Halloween
Big Bend Ghost Trackers
(BBGT) haunted tours of
Monticello was a huge suc-
cess with all of the tours
being filled to capacity.
BBGT Founder Betty
Davis said that on all five
nights, each of three tours
was capped off with 35 vis-
itors, which totaled about
525 people taking the tours
this year.
All of those taking the
tours got photographs of
orbs, ectoplasm, some
even caught aberrations
in haunted destination
windows, and Davis men-
tioned one woman taking
the tour, scared everyone
when she began hollering.

"We were at the old
high school and with the
lead windows, we teach
them to hold the camera
right up to the glass before
shooting, and before we
got to the old jail, she
began hollering," said
Davis. "We went to check
on her and she was
screaming because she
caught the image of a face
in the window when she
shot the picture. We also
had one woman who had
enough guts to go up on
the front porch and knock
on the front door of the
Palmer House, needless to
say, she left the porch in a
hurry when a couple of
knocks from inside
seemed to answer her."
Davis reported that
many caught images of
orbs and ectoplasm on

their cameras, and some
reported seeing balls of
light floating around
inside the old Jefferson
County High School A-
Building,- and curtains in
the Wirick-Simmons
House, being pulled back
by unseen hands. Many in
attendance, also reported
strange sounds from
inside the Palmer House.
Davis added that everyone
taking the tours talked of
coming back and bringing
others with them in hopes
of being able to share
Monticello's haunted
A portion of the pro-
ceeds from the tours will
go to benefit Main Street.
Over the past several
years, the tours have
resulted in more than
$40,000 being donated.

3|Community Thanksgiving

0 DrIner Offered

( DEBBIE SNAPP and eaten in the Family
. Monticello News Ministry Center.
Staff Writer The community is invited
First United Methodist to this event.
Church in Monticello will be Come enjoy some good
hosting a Thanksgiving meal food and good fellowship with
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 27, neighbors and friends.
Thanksgiving Day. Contact the Jefferson -
There is no charge for Senior Citizen Center at 342-
I' this meal. 0242 to make reservations,
The dinner will be served though walk-ins are welcome.

Teen Woe-Be-Gone 2008

"A Retreat For Grieving Teens"

Netphiles Corporation Announces

Netphiles Cares Web Development Grant

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Netphiles, a privately
held technology corpora-
tion, announces Netphiles
Cares, a community-ori-
ented web development
grant program designed to
help deserving organiza-
tions throughout the sur-
rounding counties.
Twice each year
Netphiles will choose an
organization worthy of
receiving the web develop-
ment donation.
Netphiles will then
assess the primary needs
and goals of the organiza-
tion to create a web pres-

ence that will best pro-
mote their mission and
Each organization
awarded with the grant
will receive custom web-
site design, development,
and hosting worth up to
"Tallahassee has been
good to us for the last ten
years, and Netphiles owes
much of its sficcess to the
businesses and organiza-
tions in our community.
This is our way of giving
back," remarks Mahmood
Haq, President and CEO of
Netphiles, Inc.
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gram, Netphiles donated a


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The Caring Tree
Program of Big Bend
Hospice invites teens,
ages 12 to 17, who have
experienced the loss of a
parent, sibling, grandpar-
ent, friend, or other sig-
nificant person in their
life, to a relaxing, and
uplifting day of grief sup-
port at The Retreat at
Bradley's Pond 7:45 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 6.
Teens will be trans-
ported to and from Big
Bend Hospice to Bradley's

The day will include
group activities, music,
creative arts, and a spe-
cial remembrance cere-
The loss does not have
to be recent for a teen to
benefit from this retreat,
and trained grief coun-
selors and volunteers will
provide support through-
out the day.
Several county school
districts are considering
this an excused absence,
but check with your
school to confirm.
A light breakfast,
lunch, and complimenta-

ry sweatshirt will be pro-
vided, and there will be a
drawing for a fabulous
prize at the end of the day.
This event is a free
community service of Big
Bend Hospice.
Space is limited so
contact Becca at 878-5310,
x736 or e-mail
g for more information or
to register a teen
Veterans Day
Remembrance Service
being sponsored with the
VA Outpatient clinic.
It's planned to be a
beautiful service, so get
the word out.

Service Of Remembrance

Will Honor Veterans

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Tallahassee VA
Outpatient Clinic and Big
Bend Hospice have joined
to offer a special opportu-
nity to celebrate, honor,
and remember veterans
in the surrounding areas.
There will be a service
at 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
Nov. 6, at the VA Clinic,
1607 St. James Court in
"This service will
honor all veterans, and
will be especially sensi-
tive to those who are cur-
rently serving their coun-
try," says Diane Tomasi,
Big Bend Hospice
Community Relations
director. "With so many
people worried about a
family member or friend
overseas on active duty,
we felt this service would
provide a time for them to
find comfort and sup-
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encouragement, as well as
an opportunity for partic-
ipants to speak the name
of the veterans they wish
to honor.
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Three Local Structure e

Fires In Two Days

Amber Treadwell passes out candy to the little princesses, goblins and others pay-
ing a visit to the booth of the Monticello News downtown Friday night.

Photo Submitted

The call for this fire came into Fire Rescue at 11:47 p.m., Thursday night, at
1260 Ashville Highlands, the home of Dean Bowling. The structure was a single-family
wood-frame home, which was fully evolved upon arrival. The home suffered about
$105,000 in damage and was a total loss.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Three structure fires
.in the course of a two-
day period, kept county
firefighters hopping,
with the first fire
Thursday night and the
final fire, Saturday
night, and both in the,
same area of the county.
The call for the first
fire came into Fire
Rescue at 11:47 p.m.,
Thursday night, at 1260
Ashville Highlands, the
home of Dean Bowling.
Jefferson County
Fire Rescue Chief Jim
Billberry said the struc-
ture was a single-family
wood-frame home, which
was fully evolved upon
arrival. The structure
was deemed unsafe to try
an interior attack, so
firefighters fought the

fire on the exterior of the
As firefighters had
practiced the weekend
following Tropical Storm
Fay, volunteers shuttled
water back and forth to
the scene from the
Aucilla River, which
worked perfectly as to
containing the -fire from
spreading to nearby
Billberry' said that
Dean stated that he had a
fire in his natural wood-
burning fireplace when
he went to sleep and that
when he went to sleep;
there were only embers
inside of the unit. Dean
reported waking up hot,
confused and smelling
smoke, so he walked out-
side, noticed the fire and
called Fire Rescue. ,,
The State Fire
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yet determined the cause
of the fire, and the blaze
caused an estimated
$105,000 damage. The
home and contents were
totally destroyed.
Also responding were
units from the Ashville
Area Volunteer Fire
Department and
Monticello Volunteer
Fire Department.
At 1:18 p.m., Friday
afternoon, county units
participating in the
Jefferson Homecoming
parade, were called to
the same location for a
Upon arrival, units
found a few smoldering
objects in and around fil-
ing cabinets which were
holding up the only wall
to remain standing in the
Firefighters pulled
down the wall to gain
access to the hot spots
and quickly exterminated
the flames.
Friday evening at 7:48
p.m., a call came in to
Fire Rescue to report to a
structure fire located at
11307 Ashville Highway,
the home of Elicia
Upon arrival, fire-
fighters contacted dis-
patch and requested call-
ing the Fire Marshall's
Office and calling the
power company. The
home was a single-story
structure about 1,000
square feet wood-frame
construction home with
heavy smoke emitting the
building from under the
gable vent on the west
side of the house.
Firefighters removed
the gable vent and did an
interior search, located
the electrical panel and
turned off the main
breaker. Once the search
was complete, firefighters
pulled the ceilings in four
different rooms checking
for fire and then ventilat-
ing the heavy black
smoke out of the building.
The structure suf-
fered approximately
$30,000 in damage. The
cause of the fire had not
yet been determined.

Among the decorations at Coldwell Banker Kelly & Kelly Properties, was this
'Green Acres' squealing 'attack' pig out front in its pen.

Main Street Downtown

Trick or Treat Success

Main Street of
Monticello sponsored the
1st annual Main Street
Downtown Trick or Treat.
Friday from 5:00 to 7:00. It
was a great success,
according to all participat-
ing. Trick or treating was
offered from Monticello
Hairlines to Milady's on
Washington Street, up to
Wag The Dog on Jefferson
and over to the
Presbyterian Church on
Dogwood, with many stops
in between. Face painter
Kathleen Osgood set up in
front of Imagine Antiques
and stayed busy painting
adults' faces as well as
children's. Individuals
who live in the County
were invited to join in the
fun by bringing their
candy and wearing cos-
tumes. Several residents
did just that. The
Monticello Police were out
in force stopping traffic
for the crossing ghouls,
ghosts, super heroes and
The window decorat-
ing contest was also part
of Main Street's
Downtown Trick or Treat.
First place went to
Monticello Florist & Gifts
with mummies and more
in the windows and the
grim reaper's carriage on
the awning out front.
There was a tie for second
between Gelling's Floral
Designs; where guests
were greeted by a life-sized
Frankenstein Friday and
Coldwell Banker Kelly &

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MaryRose Schwier gets a rainbow painted on her
face by painter Kathleen Osgood who set up a booth in
front of Imagine Antiques and stayed busy painting
adults' faces as well as children's during Main Street
Monticello's Downtown trick-or-treat.

Kelly Properties, with
their fully painted win-
dows and 'Green Acres'
squealing 'attack' pig out
front in it's pen.
All in all it was a great

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the event. Main Street
organizers discussed
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apple bobbing and other
possible events next year

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The National'Nutrition Month
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campaign sponsored annually by
the American Dietetic Association
(ADA) and its Foundation.
It is appropriate and fitting that
March is National Nutrition Month,
since it is in between winter and
spring. Winter holiday gatherings
have past and have left many of us
with cherished memories and fre-
quently unwanted weight gain! .
Healthy eating and routine exer-
cise are needed all year round; but
many of us need a friendly re-
minder to get ourselves back on
track. Be kind to your body and or
reacquaint yourself with healthy
eating habits and fitness. Replace
your unhealthy habits with smart
health choices for a healthier body.
Healthful eating fuels physical activ-
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nutrition also helps ensure a healthy
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regular physical activity. The sooner
you start the better your health.
Food and physical activity choices are
personal. Foods nourish your body.
Being well-nourished means you get
enough of the nutrients your body
needs. Part of being well nourished also
means eating portions of foods just
right for you. The true definition of fit-
ness refers to your own optimal health
and overall well being. Fitness is your
good health at its very best.
Food is a source of pleasure and good
taste. The taste of foods adds pleasure
\to eating especially if you eat a greater
variety of foods and learn how to in-
clude your favorites in an overall
healthful eating style.
Staying fit means you have a bet-
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one, too.
S When you are fit, you:
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Reduce your stress
Increase your energy
Reduce your risk for
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And have the physical strength and en-
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ACA Big Bend Athletes

Brandon Dunbar
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Athletes at Aucilla Chris-
tian Academy were named to
the list of Big Bend Leaders
last week in the gridiron.
Matt Bishop remains in
the number one slot in rush-
ing with 100 carries for a total


Matt Bishop
of 901 yards and nine touch-
downs. ,
Trent Roberts stands at
#12 in passing with 48 comple-
tions out of 118 attempts, with
nine interceptions thrown for
a total of 515 yards and seven
Casey Anderson is #15 in
receptions for having 24 pass

Trent Roberts

receptions for 255 yards and
two touchdown; and Brandon
Dunbar is in at the number 22
slot with 14 pass receptions for
177 yards and four touch-
Dunbar is tied at #4 in in-
terceptions with three; and
Anderson is in tied at number
five with two.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Recreation Department
Director Kevin Aman re-
ports the results of Satur-
day's Pee Wee Flag Football
In the first game of the
day, Farmers and Merchant's
Bank defeated Jefferson
Farmers Market, 26-8. Scor-
ing for the Bankers, Jalen
Jones had a 19-yard pass re-
ception from Hunter Hand-
ley, who in turn, ran in for
the two-point conversion.
Handley scored the sec-
ond touchdown on a six-yard
run, however, the pass for the
two-point conversion failed.
XaCarri Blyden scored
the third Bankers touchdown

on a 46-yard run into the end
zone, but the run for the two-
point conversion failed.
Deshaun Mutch scored
the final touchdown for the
Bakers on a 20-yard pass re-
ception from Handley, again
the pass for the two-point
conversion failed.
Scoring for the Farmers,
Thaddeus Francis scored on
a one-yard run, and Francis
passed to Dillon Bennington
to score the successful two-
point conversion.
In the second game of
the day, the Farmers downed
Monticello Milling, 24-12.
"Francis was the first to
score for the Farmers on a
three-yard run, but the pass
for the two-point conversion

Bennington scored the
second Farmers touchdown
on a 40-yard pass reception
from Francis, again, the pass
for the two-point conversion
Bennington scored the
third touchdown for the
Farmers on as 32-yard pass
reception from Francis, but
the pass for the two-point
conversion failed.
Francis scored the
fourth and final touchdown
for the Farmers on a 29-yard
run, again, the two-point con-
version failed.
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football action, the Millers
take on the Farmers at 9 a.m.
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
SJefferson County resi-
dent Tracey Jackson was
among the 13 former stand-
out athletes inducted Thurs-
day, Oct. 23 into the Valdosta
Sports Hall of Fame, of Val-
dosta High.
Other inductees in-
cluded: William Adams,
Jerry Don Baker, Dexter
Daniels, Chris Hart, Dr. Ben
Hogan, Berke Holtzclaw, Dr.
David Parker, Sam Register,
Sonny Shroyer, Troy
Thomas, Ted West and Ron
"This year, we have some
great athletes going into the
Hall of Fame," Hall commit-
tee member David Waller
said. "We had a great class
last year, and we're looking
for the same thing this year.
These people are all deserv-
ing Hall of Famers."
Jackson played and
started for Valdosta High's
basketball team for four
years from 1954 through
1957. She was named All-
State on two separate occa-
sions while playing for the
While she was a fresh-
man, she and her teammates
vowed to win a state champi-
onship before graduation, a
dream that came true in
1957, as the Wildcats won the
state title.
Jackson averaged 30
points per game that season,
as she was again named to
the All-State team. Her high-
est point total for a single
game was 40 points. One mo-
ment that is remembered
about Jackson on the hard-
wood was when she was
charged with covering a
young opponent that stood
six feet four inches tall, who
played for Jeff Davis High.
Jackson basically shut her
down that evening, as the
'Cats won the game.
After graduating from
high School in 1957, she mar-
ried Charles Jackson, who
also graduated from VHS.
They moved to Athens, GA
so that Charles could attend
Pharmacy School and
Tracey could work as a scrub
nurse at Athens -Medical
In 1966, they moved to

Tracey Jackson

Monticello, where they pur-
chased the B-W Drug Store,
which later became Jack-
son's Drug Store. The Jack-
sons later opened a second
drug store in Greenville and
added a home health care
store and restaurant.
Giving back to the com-
munity is very important to
Tracey. She serves as the
president of Main Street, as


well as being a member of
the Chamber of Commerce.
She also serves as a director
of Farmers and Merchants
Bank; she is the only woman
to have done so in the banks
100-year history. This is an
accomplishment of which
she is very proud.
Her family is active in
the United Methodist
Church, where she serves on
the church council. The
Jacksons are members of
the Jefferson Country Club,
where both are active in ten-
nis, and she participates on
the tennis teams in Tallahas-
see and Thomasville.
Charlesand Tracey have
three children, Marsha,
Danny and David; and seven
grandchildren. Most of
Tracey's drive for success is
said to have formed on the
basketball court at Valdosta
This was the second year
the Valdosta Sports Hall of

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many runners participating (unofficially) during the Oys-
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with 24:28; and Wirick finished with 24:38.

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and the recipient of two passes to the Wild Adventure Theme Park in Valdosta, GA. She is pictured
here with Monticello News Ad Executive Evelyn Thomas, left, Friday October 31, 2008.

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Mr. and Miss Eighth Grade James Thompson
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HS Horm

coming 2008

Jefferson Homecoming, Senic

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County Mid-
dle/High School Homecom-
ing festivities kicked off
early with the parade at 1
p.m. Friday, and festivities
followed throughout the
Homecoming game Friday
night, when the Tigers ob-
tained their first victory of
the year, downing
Hawthorne, 31-24.
Many took part in the
parade this year and ob-
servers lined the streets
along the parade route to
partake in the Homecom-
ing Day festivities.
Entries in the parade
included Sheriff David
Hobbs and Police Chief
Fred Mosley leading the
way; parade Grand Mar-
shal Phil Barker, JCMHS
Principal Geraldine Wild-
goose; JROTC; VFW Post
251; VFW Ladies Auxiliary;
Judge Robert Plaines;
Coach Bill Brumfield;
JCMHS cheerleaders.
St. Phillips Boys and
Girls Club; Supervisor of
Elections Marty Bishop;
Care Charter School of Ex-
cellence; Little Angels in
training; Gelling's Florist;
Mr. and Ms. Sixth grade
Tarlon Jackson and
Quabryss Crumitie; David
Cash; Jefferson Elemen-
tary PeaceBuilders; Mr.
and Ms. Seventh grade
Nathaniel Lewis and
Karolyn Gillyard; Mari-
anne Arbulu; Mr. and Ms.
Eighth grade James
Thompson and Mikayla
Norton; Shirley Washing-
ton; 4-Hers; Angela Gray
Mr. and Ms. Freshman
Jacari Johnson and Emily
Howell; Jefferson County
Tax Collector Lois Hunter;
Mr. and Ms. Sophomore
Jimmie Crim and
Cardrecia Walker;
Martha's Bouncing Babies;
Monticello Health and Fit-
ness; Mr. and Ms. Junior
Kendrick Huggins and
Asia Walker; Johnston's
Meat Market; East Gadsden
JROTC; Mr. and Ms. Senior
Richard Hawkins and
Chantae Brooks; Coach
Earlene Knight; Tillman's
Funeral Home; Mary Madi-
son representing Super-
bowl Champ 2007, Sam
Madison, Jr.
Ms. Orange Jamaria
Cuyler and JROTC escort;
Mr. and Ms. Blue Benjamin
Hudson and Jalisha Rooks;
Ellis Real estate; JCMHS
Marching Band; County
Commission Candidate
Franklin "Jay" Brooks; Mr.
and Ms. Homecoming
Shayne Broxie and Ireshia
Denson; Mr. and Ms.
JCMHS Arsenio Bright and
lesha Jackson and Ms.
JCMHS first runners up
Cody Arundel and Amber
McClellan; mini bus for
Boys and Girls Club; Torch
Club; Retired educators As-
sociation; and the Hal-
loween truck with parade

Homecoming game fes-
tivities included pre-game
show, senior night, and in-
troduction of the royal
court at half time.
Festivities began at 6
p.m. with the Hospitality
Hour, with the parents of
seniors and the senior foot-
ball players, cheerleaders
and band members meet-
ing in the Hospitality Room
for a social hour, and the
Culinary Arts Department
provided snacks for the oc-
The pre-game show
began at 7:15 p.m. when the
parents of senior football
players, cheerleaders and
band members, were intro-
duced and were escorted to
center field and students
and staff, paid tribute to the
seniors for all of their hard
work over the years.
The program began
with the introduction of
the senior band members
including: lesha Jackson,
daughter of Tony and
Lakayshai Jackson, served
as the captain of the Flag
Girl and Majorette squad
for two years and also
served as a statistics
keeper for the track and
football teams.
Chelsie Clinton, daugh-
ter of Tatisha Miller was
escorted by her cousin
Cedric Smith. She has
been a Flag Girl and Ma-
jorette for the Jefferson
Marching Tigers for two
years. She also served as a
statistics keeper for the
track team.
Latoiya Waldrop,
daughter of the late Phyllis
Bell and the granddaughter
of Dorothy Bell, served as a
Flag Girl and Majorette for
two years.
Members of the senior
cheerleaders included: Ke-
neshia Coates, daughter of
Latasha Smiley and James
Fead, a cheerleader, who
also participated in volley-
ball, track, softball and bas-
Quartney Dean, daugh-
ter of Katrina Dean and the
goddaughter of Mary
Louise Parker, cheerleader,
and a Flag Girl and Ma-
Latoya Footman,
daughter of Stephanie and
Alphonso Footman, Sr,
cheerleader, and Flag Girl
trainer, and stat keeper for
both the track and football
teams. She also served as a
member of the basketball
and softball teams.
Natoria Gilley, daugh-
ter of Robert Miller and
Margaret Gilley, cheer-
leader, and has played on
the volleyball and softball
The football players,
who also currently serve as
team captains, include;
Shayne Broxie, son of Cor-
rine Broxie, who has played
for the Tigers for two years
as a linebacker and tight
end. In addition, he is a
member of the Jefferson
Marching Tigers and

played on the baseball
Kendall Grant, son of
Adrienne Smith, played for
the Tigers for four years as
an offensive and defensive
lineman. He has also been
a member of the track
team for two years.
Curtis Hightower, son
of Mary and John High-
tower, played football for
three years. He has also
played on the baseball
Anthony McDaniel, son
of Jacqueline Mobley and
the godson of Toshiba Mob-
ley, played football for four
years as both offensive and
defensive lineman. He also
played basketball for the
Nicholas Parker, son of
Brenda Farmer, played
football for two years as an
offensive and defensive
lineman. He also served as
a member of the Jefferson
Marching Tigers, and a
member of the baseball
Senior volleyball play-
ers included Mareasha Bar-
rington, daughter of Willie
Mae Fryson and Charles
Barrington; Jemarie
Cuyler, daughter of Regi-
nald and Willie Mae
Cuyler; and Chante Brooks,
daughter of Wilber Ellis.
At half time, the Royal
Court previously chosen by
their peers were intro-
duced. The Royal Home-
coming Court included; Mr.
and Miss Sixth Grade Tar-
Ion Jackson and Qua'bryss
Crumitie; Crumitie ,daugh-
ter of Latonya Crumitie is
determined to finish high
school with good grades
and positive behavior. Her
future goals include becom-
ing a crime scene investi-
Jackson son of
Lakayshia and Tony Jack-
son, Sr. enjoys spending
time with family and play-
ing video games with his
brothers and friends. His
future goals include going
to college, playing for the
Miami Hurricanes and
later the Tennessee Titans.
Mr. and Miss Seventh
Grade Nathaniel Lewis and
Karolyn Gillyard; Gillyard,
daughter of Katrina Dean,
loves reading books and
would like to be the first 12-
eyar old girl to win an
award for writing a book.
She hasn't fully decided
where she wants to go to
school and what she wants
to be but she knows that
she has a purpose in life
and she plans to fulfill it.
Lewis, son of Deborah
and William Jones, enjoys
sports and especially bas-
ketball and baseball. He
thinks that friends are one
of the greatest, things to
have in this world because
his friends are so special to
Mr. and Miss Eighth
Grade James Thompson
and Mikayla Norton; Nor-
ton, daughter of Melina

and Dr. Kelvin Norton, has
a good outlook on life and
inspires her peers to do the
same. After graduation she
plans to go to college and
become an accountant or fi-
nance manager.
Thompson, son of Kat-
rina Dean and James
Thompson, Jr., likes to play
football, run track and
hang out with friends. He
is working hard to receive a
scholarship to Florida
State University and even-
tually become successful in
whatever he may choose to
Mr. and Miss Freshman
Jacari Johns6n and Emily
Howell; Howell, daughter
of Sandra Saunders and
Nathaniel Howell, loves to
use her laptop, listen to
music and dance in the
mirror. She plans to attend
Florida State University or
the University of Miami
and major in music.
Johnson, son of Van-
gela Robinson and the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Abraham Robinson, likes
to read, listen to music, text
message, playing basket-
ball and going to the Teen
Center Boys and Girls
Club. Although he doesn't
know what he wants to be,
after high school he does
plan to attend college.
Mr. and Miss Sopho-
more Jimmie Crim and
Cardrecia Walker; Walker,
daughter of Kimberly
Walker and the late Marcus
Barnhart, is well known
for showing respect. She
loves to be with her
cousins, dancing and talk-
ing, and is considered
smart and tries to help out
as much as needed.
Crim, son of Sherby
Brooks and Jimmie Lee
Crim, Jr., loves to go the St.
Phillips Boys and Girls
Club and 'play football.
After graduation he plans
to go to college and play
professional sports.
Mr. and Miss Junior
Kendrick Huggins and
Asia Walker; Walker,
daughter of Cherry and
Robert Walker enjoys
cheerleading and playing
softball. Following gradua-
tion, she plans to attend to
University of Miami and
become a nurse.
Footman, son of Na-
trosha Allen, loves to have
fun, spend time with his
family, chill with friends
listen to music, and eat. He
also plays football and runs
track. After graduation he
plans to attend FSU, UF and
the University of Miami.
Mr. and Miss Senior
Richard Hawkins and
Chantae Brooks; Brooks,
daughter of Wilber Ellis, is
outspoken and a hardwork-
ing individual. Her hobbies
include talking on the
phone, hanging with
friends, dancing and play-
ing sports. After gradua-
tion, she plans to emulate
her sister and join the
United States Army

r Night

Hawkins, son of Ar-
lindy and Richard
Hawkins, Sr. is the assis-
tant treasurer for the sen-
ior class. He loves to play
video games, sports and
relax. After graduation, he
plans to attend the univer-
sity of south Florida and
major in video production,
play basketball and some-
day make it into the NBA.
Mr. and Miss Orange
Anthony McDaniel and Ja-
maria Cuyler; Cuyler,
daughter of Reginald and
Lillie Cuyler, loves to play
volleyball, softball, talk on
the phone and spend good
times with friends and
shopping. After gradua-
tion she plans to join the
United States Air Force and
serve her country to the
best of her ability
McDaniel, son of
Jacqueline Mosley, likes to
play sports, watch televi-
sion, listen to music, hang
out with friends and spend
time with family He plans
to go to college and some-
day become a computer
Mr. and Miss Blue Ben-
jamin Hudson II and Jal-


the US Army
Broxie, son of Corrine
Broxie enjoys playing all
sports and hanging out
with family and friends.
After graduation he plans
to attend FSU and become
a physical therapist.
Mr. and Miss JCMHS
first runners up, Cody
Arundel and Amber Mc-
Clellan. McClellan, daugh-
ter of Kevin and Lynn
McClellan, loves to cerate
art and riding horses.
After graduating high
school she plans to attend
Tallahassee Community
Arundel, son of Gerald
and Cherie Arundel, likes
to play cards and watch
movies. He looks forward
to graduating this years
and then going to NFCC,
after which he wants to go
to film school to pursue his
desired career.
Mr. and Miss JCMHS
Arsenio Bright, Jr. and
lesha Jackson; Jackson,
daughter of -Tony and
Lakayshia Jackson, is a
majorette, enjoys reading
and traveling. She is Vice
President of the senior

Mr. and Ms. JCMHS Cody Arundel and Amber

isha Rooks; Rooks,
daughter of Janet Rooks
and the late Richard Rooks,
loves to have fun and hang
out with friends. When she
finishes high school she
wants to attend FSU and
major in nursing.
Hudson, son of Ben-
jamin Hudson and Rose
Mary Seabrooks-Hudson,
plans to attend UCF and be-
come a radiologist.
Mr. and Miss Home-
coming Shayne Broxie and
Ireshia Denson; Denson,
daughter of Fazie and
Reginald Bennett, is the
Battalion Commander of
the JROTC as well as the
editor for the yearbook.
After graduation she plans
to attend FSU and Major in
biology and go to medical
school and be a doctor for

class, and plans to attend
Florida A&M and major in
business and become an
entrepreneur and open her
own modeling agency.
Bright, son of Janice
Bassa and Arsenio Bright,
Sr., enjoys working, talk-
ing and being around peo-
ple. He is the president of
the senior class and a
member of numerous
other organizations. He
plans to attend Florida
A&M and minor in jour-
nalism or communications
and one day have a big
time job in New York.
This year's theme was
"Tigers on a Mission," and
with the full day of Home-
coming activities, which
fully involved members of
the community, it was a
mission accomplished.

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16A Monticello News Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Mary Beth Finlayson ACA

Administrative Assistant,

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Mary Beth Finlayson is the
new administrative assistant to
ACA business manager Cathy
Finlayson spent one year
at Vanderbilt College and
transferred to the University of
Florida to major in accounting,
and her previous experience in-
cludes working for Frank Ruff,
CPA in Madison where she au-
dited Madison County Schools,
and she has worked at ACA for
ten years as needed in the busi-
ness office, as well as a substi-
tute teacher. Finlayson also
performed bookkeeping in a
travel agency owned by her
She became interested in

numbers for a career as a
young child when she fell in
love with math, which she said
was her favorite subject.
"My biggest challenge on
the job is managing time with
the healthy change that I've
made in my lifestyle," said Fin-
She added that she hopes
to make a positive contribution
to Aucilla and the people she
works with on a daily basis.
"Although I'm not in a class-
room, I've enjoyed my children
at every stage so far, so I have
no favorite age when it comes
to students," said Finlayson.
'"And I have thoroughly enjoyed
substituting for all ages of chil-
She was born and raised in
Clearwater, FL living in the

same house until she moved to
Jefferson County
She has been happily mar-
ried to her husband of ten
years, Mac, and they have two
children, Anna, a tenth grader,
and Jay, an eighth grader, both
attending ACA.
Finlayson describes her-
self as a Christian wife and
mom and she considers her
strong points to be her back-
ground and experience in ac-
counting. Her hobbies include
traveling, reading, and baking.
Finlayson concluded with
her favorite Bible verse: "Don't
worry about anything; instead
pray about everything. Tell God
what you need, and thank Him
for all He has d6ne. If you do
this, you will experience God's
peace." Philippians 4:6-7.

Josephine Plummer

Maintenance Secretary

Monticello News
Managing Editor
Josephine Plummer as-
sumed the position of
Maintenance Sejcretary/Re-
ceptionist, June 10. Prior to
that, she worked as a data
entry clerk at Jefferson
County Middle/High
School. In that capacity, she
was in charge of entering
student schedules into the
computer and keeping com-
puter records up to date
with enrolling and with-
drawing students from var-
ious courses, as the need
Among the other posi-
tions she has filled over the
years are as attendance
clerk and instructional as-

4osephine Plummer

S'She has worked for the
school district for 26 years,

and always gives her all in
whatever position she un-
She loves children and
always sets a good example
for them. She believes
every child can learn, not
just academically, but also
how to live a productive
Plummer demonstrates
her love for children by her
well rounded and outgoing
personality which she dis-
plays in extracurricular ac-
tivities such as assisting in
cheerleading, and volley-
ball. She is as enthusiastic
about her involvement iri
extracurricular activities,
as she is about whatever
.position in whicfltehe

JES Tells Good Conduct Roll

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 food 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 th6se items directly to the Recycling Center located
at 1591 Waukeenah 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.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson Elementary
School Principal Melvin
Roberts reports the Good
Conduct roll for the first
nine weeks period. Stu-
dents and their grade levels
K-5 (Boland); Macken-
zie Boatright, Monica Cam-
pos, Demecia Gillyard, RJ
Hightower, Jordan Holmes,
Jalisa Jones, Janicia Jor-
dan, Dominic Kemp,
Traviona Moore, Orlando
Ramirez, Malcolm
Seabrooks, Levi Singleton,
and Rictavious Bellamy.
K-5' (Daniels); Camel-
lius Campbell, Dylan Craw-
ford, Carolyn Flynt, Lyana
Green, Jaylan Robinson,
Nakita Slik, and Matthew
K-5 (Jeune); (E),
Nakiyah Bowers, X4/ien
Cadet, Hannah Caskey,
Kayla Conine, Jaqpez
Frezier, Khloe Jennings,"
Jose" Jemeneaz, Ryan
Long, and Eric Perez. (S),
Lance Footman, Tho'miya
Parrish, Stewart Smith, Jr.,.
Michael Jordan, Cotbihn
Jackson, and Yair Delg fld.
K-5 (McClellan); Erica
Adams, Calvin Alexander,
Yitmahir Arosemena,
Frankesha Berry, Brooke
Flowers, Aa'Zyah Howard,
Jartayvious Howard, An-
thony Huggins, Stephanie
Jarvis-Ingram, Franciso
Jimenez, Rico Murray,
Carlissa 'Shuler, Trenyn
Slik, Tearria Suttan, Aries-
Nicole Taylor, Tealynn Wal-
ton, and Ja'mariyia Young.
First grade (Barker);
Jessie Buchanan, Zachery
Burk, Victoria Crowder,
Jakeysiya Denson, Ian Gor-
dan, Kalaree King,
Tremeine Robinson, Am-
breale Thompson, and
Megan Wainwright.
First grade (Carney);
Jacqueline Beat, Ayianna
Bradley, Teree'yona Dun-
lap, Trey Gavin, Marqual-
ius Hawkins, Katelyn
Jimenez, Christopher Ko-
rhegay, Selena Rosas, Jaden
Scott, Jamichael Steen, and
Jamiya Steen.
First grade (Christy);
James Flynt, Joshua How-
ell, Cindy Le, Detrevian
Nealy, Michael Owens, Cin-
namon Peck, Amilya Red-
dick, Jaquisha Thompkins,
Allen Washingotn, and
Zareyah Wiggins.
First grade (Roberts);
(E), Nyqeria Alexander,
Khalil Robinson, and
Sierra Montgomery. (S),
Haley Atkinson.
First grade (Rodden-
berry); Damarious Alexan-
der, Alexis Arnold, Amirah

Byrd, Kayla Collins, Tamir-
ical Crumity, Ariyanna El-
lison, Johnquez Grayer,
Jeremy Holt, AaLiyah Mar-
tin, John McCoy, Jessica
McNaughton, Jaishon
Robinson, Alexander
Salmons, and Genesce
Second grade (Davis);
James Anderson, William
Branch, Kendra Brooks,
Autumn Brooks, Donja
Mast, Tra'von McCray,
Kelvin Norman, Zaria
Pleas, Janine Singleton,
Shaylee Walter, Ricky West,
and Katelyn Clark.
Second grade (Parrish);
Kaylin Bronson, Nakyra
Fields,' Kahree Hill,
Jakayla Meeks, Taylor
Mitchell, Christian Robin-
son, Collier Spinosa, Des-
tiny Walton, and Maggie
Second grade (Stuldos);
YuNijha Cooper, Danzell
Crunity, Janiya Graham,
Jashaun Hardy, Kenneth
Rather, Mark Prevatt, Jose
Romero, Jaylin Green,
Jonathan Tinnell, Tucker
McClellan, and Tamerick
'Second grade (Watt);
Kamesha Adams, A'Shonee
Anthony, Dylan Holland,
Charles Jackson, Arianna
Jones, Cameron Mast,
Jania Merritt, Cameron
Morris, Tron Nealy,
Porschea Shipley, and Kait-
lyn Imbrunone.
Third grade (Howard);
Jadica Arnold, Evander
Bend, Makayla Brown,
Jaman Broxie, Charlie
Ervin, Blaze Goode, Ja-
main Hollman, Jessie In-
gram, Miguel Jimenez,
Darius Jones, Yaisha Mur-
ray, Kristal Nogal, Kaleyah
Parrish, and Morgan
Third grade (Lamb);
Kalon Fields, Tyria Hill,
Samyla Howard, Cole Mc-
Clellan, Jamorris Mosley,
Rockelle Norton, Hannah
Pitts, Haley Sampson,
Chris Savage, Shamuria
Simmons, Christian Steen,
Mark Vinson, Vernon Wal-
dron, and James Graham.
Third grade (Mack);
Justin Crumity, Brianna
Balloat, Lauren Davis, Car-
olyn Dollar, Byron Gray,
Jermaine Jones, Tamia
Kellogg, Allison Parker,
David Tinnell, Jalecia
Williams, and JaQuan
Third grade (Revell);
Miguel Barron, Jasmine
Boyd, Summer Eades, Ja'L-
hana Howard, Eduardo
Jimenez, Jananshia Jones,
Monica King, Shoshanna
Mast, Shania Mosley,
Julius Norman, Kanjah
Smith, Maliki Thompspn,

and Jvona Vance.
Third grade (Wallace);
Aurissa Bennett, .Lynecia
Dawson-, Alexis Fountain,
Jayshawn Francis, Camilla
Graham, Markell Johnson,
Sylas Kirkland, Sara;
McElveen, Autumn Peck,
Dylan Ruddlaff, Matthew
Shelley, and 'Franklin
Fourth grade (Bradley),
Alonzo Darity, Tanisha
Green, Clevan Greene, Jes-
sica Huckaby, Kelvisha
Norton, Arianna Pierce,
Tremelody Robinson, Ed-
uardon Romero, Allison
Runtschke, Keyanna Scott'
Montreze Simnitis, 6s
Sneed, Aubrey '" Vagii,
and Tyra Mitchell.
Fourth grade (Butler);,
David Cook, Christopher'
Jones, Ja'mya Madry, Tylele
Oates, Jahriya Parker, and'
Mercedes Sanders.
Fourth grade (Clark);
Amalee Addison; Janunika
Ball, Anthony Black,:
Shar'Dre Bouie, Adnes'
Bronson, Keilan Greene,
Kheica Jones; Gabrielle'
Lewis, Delondra Nealy,
Cody Dates, and Akeirah'
Fourth grade (Whitty);'
Dakota Dario, Chanel'
Green, Jekhi King, Estella'
Morales, Misty Price,'
JayQuiell Skipworth, Tal-'
tana Starling, Tanner:
Steinmitzel, Justin Trum-'
pet, Shandrica Virgil,l
Mitchall Walton, and
Ashanti Wilson.
Fifth grade (Gervin);'
(E) Elicia Brewster and&
Lauren Willaism. (S) La-'
dayshia Williams, Savan-
nah Welch; Nikia Steen,'
Miara Jones, and Quan-"
Fifth grade (Grant); Ke-
andra Alten, Carlie Barber,
Zachary bell, Sade
Bellinger, Takayla Broxie,
Tonya Cook, Damien Cru-
mitie, Jeremy Eidson,
Alexa Falzone, Ciera Fish-
burn, Anthony Footman,
Lashawn Ghee, Wille Har-
ris, Herbresha James,
Jacob Long, Norman Mack,:
Felix Serna, and Brittany:
Ffith grade (Johnson);
Brandon Rudlaff, Dillon
Bennington, Zachary Edi-'
son, Shoniycia Graham,;
Jayrion Grant, L'Kerah;
Haire, Michael Martinez,'
James Massery, Michael.
Mathis, Antonio Norton,'
Diamond Robinson,,Kourt-'
ney Shiver, Deysi Scully,
David Syskind, D'Neja'
Williams, and Zahkia Wil-
ESE, K-5 (Berry); Mead-'
ria Jones, Zachary Little,'
Khorey Gallon, and Mar-'
quis Harris.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Monticello News 17A


Community Helpers Visit ACA K-4

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The K-4 class at Aucilla
Christian Academy, in con-
junction with the annual
study of Community Helpers,
invited local community
helpers into the classroom to
share with students how they
help the community. Several
of those visitors who came to
the school recently at different
dates and times, were parents
of the children, and 18 young
students were able to take ad-
vantage of the useful informa-
tion provided.

In the past, the students
were brought into Monticello
for the majority of a day, visit-
ing various locations through-
out the city, including City
Hall, the Monticello Police De-
partment, Post Office, and a
variety of other businesses
throughout town.
For the first time, this
year, community helpers were
asked to come to the school, to
give students a wider exposure
to our local community
helpers and broaden the infor-
mation the students receive
and cut back on the amount of
time the endeavor previously
Role lhh

Photo Submitted
Ashvllle Area volunteer Chief Jim Staffleri (right), shows
ACA K-4 students some fire equipment; Pictured Tristan Walker,
Christian McClure, Tag Williams, Holden Cooley, Aldan Cribbs,
Turner Beshears, CaItlin Bates, Trent Rabon.

Academic Honor Roll'

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Principal Melvin
Roberts reports the aca-
demic Honor Roll for the
first nine weeks period.
S.tdprits.,4pd their grade,
levels follow:
First grade (Barker);
Jessie Buchanan, Zachery
Burk, Jakeysiya Denson,
Ian Gordan, Tremeine
Robinson, Ambreale
Thompson, and Megan
First grade (Carney);
Jacqueline Beat, Ayianna
Bradley, Anthony Burnley,
Teree'yona Dunlap, Mar-
quelius Hawkins, Katelynn
Jimenez, Jaden Scott, and
Jamichael Steen.
First grade (Christy);
James Flynt, Cindy Le, De-
trevian Nealy, Michael
Owens, Cinnamon Peck,
Lindsey Steinmetz,
Jaquisha Thompkins,
Liroy Travis, Allen Wash-
ington, and Zareyah Wig-
First grade (Roberts);
(A), NyQeria Alexander,
and Khalil Robinson.
(A/B), Haley Atkinson, Di-
amond Cooper, Emily Fair-
cloth, Andrew. Marks,
Sierra Montgomery, and
Alisia Reed.
First grade (Rodden-
berry); (A), Harkeem Davis,
Aaliyah Martin, and Gene-
see Sego. (A/B), Damari-
ous Alexander, Kayla
Collins, Grant Crumitie,
Ariyanna Ellison, and Jes-
sica McNaughton,
Second grade (Davis);
James Anderson, Kendra
Brooks, Autumn Brooks,
Pedro Contreras, Donja
Mast, Janine Singleton,
Shaylee Walter, and Ricky
Second grade (Parrish);
Kaylin Bronson, Katherine
Falvey, Nakyra Fields,
Kahree Hill, Kalvontay
Huggins, Jakayla Meeks,
Taylor Mitchell, Christian
Robinson, Asyria Shuler,
Collier Spinosa, Kimiri
Thomas, and Destiny Wal-
Second grade (Stuldos);
(A) YuNijha Cooper, and
Mark Prevatt. (A/B),
Justin Grantham,
Jashaun Hardy, and Tucker
Second grade (Watt);
(A) Kamesha Adams, and

A'Shonee Anthony.
(A/Charles Jackson, Ari-
anna Jones, Tron Nealy,
and Kaitlyn Imbrunone.
Third grade (Howard);
(A), Jadica Arnold, and
Kristal Nogal. (A/B), Evan-
der Bend, Makayla Brown,.
Blaze Goode, Miguel
Jimenez, Liset Jimenez,
. Aliyah Thompson, Robert
Walker, and Morgan
Third. grade (Lamb);
Tyria Hill, Samyia Howard,
Hannah Pitts, Haley Samp-
son, Christian Steen, and
Mark Vinson.
Third grade (Mack);
Justin Crumity, Carolyn
Dollar, Tanesea Jones,
Ricky Murray, Allison
Parker, DeAundre Parker,
Marquis Robinson, Jalecia
Williams, and JaQuan
Wialliams. Maria Zunga,
and Lauren Davis.
Third grade (Revell);
(A), Lorenzo Geathers,
Ja'Lhana Howard, and
Shoshanna Mast. (A/B),
Jasmine Boyd, Summer
Eades, Jananshia Jones,
and Kenyah Smith.
Third grade (Wallace);
(A), Alexis Fountain,

The first visitor was local
physician, Dr. Wesley Scoles.
He brought instruments used
in his daily practice such as a
stethoscope and otoscope. The
children were allowed to take
turns looking in each other's
throats and listening to each
other's heartbeats. Scoles also
showed slides of his mission
trip to Brazil.
Teachers report that the
children were amazed to learn
that children in Brazil had
never been to a doctor and
they had received their first
toothbrush from Scoles when
he visited them. At the end of
his visit he gave each child a
magnet with a photo of a child
in Brazil and the name of his
missionary group, '"A Doctor's
Heart, Inc."
The children collected dif-
ferent items that were later
given to Scoles to take to the
children in Brazil on his next
missionary trip.
Coach Daryl Adams, fa-
ther of Ryan Adams, one of
the K-4 students, shared his
experience as an Airman First
Class in the US Air Force, as a
teacher, missionary, pastor,
and coach.
The children were said to
be fascinated to hear about the
exotic animals he encountered
on his mission trip to Africa.

Told AtJES

Jayshawn Francis, Sylas
Kirkland, Kentyra Mcin-
tosh, and Dylan Ruddlaff .
(A/B), Lynecia Dawson,
and Matthew Shelley
Fourth grade (Bradley);
Alonzo Darity, Tanisha
Green, Jessica Huckaby,
and Kelvisha Norton.
Fourth, grade (Butler);
(A), Christopher Jones.
(A/B), Emmerald Braham,
Jalen Jones, Ja'mya
Madry, Jabriya Oliver, An-
tonio Parker, and Omari
Fourth grade (Clark);
Amalee Addison, Janunika
Ball, Anthony Black,
Gabriella Hernandez, Khe-
ica Jones, and Akeirah
Fourth grade (Whitty);
Dakota Davis, Ashanti Wil-
son and Estella Morales.
(A/B), Misty Price, Tanner
Steinmetz, Shandrica Vir-
gil, and Michael Walton.
Fifth grade (Gervin);
(A) Elicia Brewster.
Fifth grade (Grant); Carlie
Barber, Zachary Bell,
Alexa Falzone, Jacob Long,
Norman Mack, Felix
Serna, and Brittany

Big Bend Hospice and
the Jefferson County
Advisory Council
invite you to attend the

2008 Seswce/o#

Tuesday, November 18
5:30 PM
Memorial Missionary
Baptist Church
780 Second Street
Come light a candle and honor
a loved one. This time of
healing and remembrance is.
open to everyone.

TOW 1 twM HotM
Wa { I~ iEBend |

For more info, call
,'.Michele Brantley: (850) 997-2827

Deputy Kevin Tharpe and
K-9 Frodo were also on hand at
the community helpers event.
He taught the students that
"Bwana Asifiwe" which
means, "Praise the Lord" in
Adams currently is the
pastor at Central Baptist
Church in Aucilla and coaches
basketball, baseball, and foot-
ball at Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy "I feel our students are
blessed to be at a Christian
school," said Adams.
Jefferson County Fire
Rescue came to teach students
about fire safety After having
a classroom discussion about
what to do in case of a fire and
how to call 911, one of the fire-
men put on his full fire gear to
demonstrate how a fireman
would look in an emergency
Afterwards, the children went
outside to tour a fire truck,
ambulance, and forestry
Two pharmacists came to
share their occupations with
the students. The first was

Angie Williams, mother of
Tag Williams, a pharmacist at
Winn-Dixie in Monticello. She
showed the children how she
mixes antibiotics from powder
to liquid form. She also told
them she could make the med-
icine any flavor they would
The second pharmacist
was Jennifer McLeod, mother
of Haylie McLeod, who is a
pharmacist at WalMart in"
Perry She shared some phar-
macist's tools for crushing and
mixing medications.
Kevin Tharpe, a Jefferson
County Sheriff's Deputy and
uncle of Kaitlyn and Emma
Tharpe, stopped by with his K-
9 Frodo for a visit. The class
knew that officers keep the
bad guys away, but Tharpe dis-
cussed with the class how they
help the community in other
ways. The highlight of the
visit was viewing his patrol
car and how it was modified
for Frodo.
Bradley Cooley, of Bronze
by Cooley Creations, father of
Holden Cooley, came to talk

about his famous bronze
sculptures. Cooley has many
sculptures on display at area
museums and attractions. He
discussed the process of mak-
ing sculptures with the class
and allowed them to try their
hand at sculpting.
The final visitor was
Brent Stowers, of Tallahassee
Orthopedic Clinic, the father
of Dilyn Stowers, a second
grade student at ACA. Stowers
is an orthopedic technician
and his main job is putting
casts on broken bones. The
children got to experience first
hand how a cast is put on and
taken off. The students were
reported as being excited to
learn that casts can come in
all different colors.
The K-4 teachers, Tammy
Haselden and Jamie Rogers,
and students would like to
thank all of the community
helpers for taking time out of
.their busy schedules to come
visit and educate them. "It
was a fun experience and we
learned a lot," agreed
Haselden and Rogers.

Photo Submitted
Pictured left to right; Trent Rabon, Tag Williams, Turner Besheare,
Ryan Adams, Kasey Chamura, Bryce Estep, EmmaTharpe, BenWhldden,
Caltlln Bates, Kaltlyn Tharpe, Brewster Bass, Christian McClure, Haylle
McLeod, Tristan Walker, and K-9 Frodo.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Monticello News 18A

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Apartments for Rent at Coopers
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must pass CDL test (training available).
Background check and finger printing required.
Salary according to School Board Salary Schedule
opportunity for full time and part time
Contact: Willie Carr
Transportation Supervisor

"You Can't Be

Without It"

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W where Florida Begins. Book gour cruise out of Jacksonville and make more of your
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monticello News 19A


Jefferson Counti Fire Rescue Solicitation For Bid

Jefferson County Fire Rescue is soliciting requests for proposals for the
purc hase of a hydraulic rescue tool system (i.e. Jaws of Life). The bid spe- -
ificauon: are available at the office of the Fire Chief 1456 S. Jefferson Si
Monuello. Fl 32344 850-342-0178. The proposal must include a price for
a hydraulic rescue tool .%siem that is NTPA. compliant The s .i em musi be
capable ot cutung through Boron allo steel and include spreaders. cutters
and ranm ki The proposal shall include a loaner iool dunng nmainternance
and/or repair of the pur. has.ed tool The bid hall al.o inc lode training on the
itol at no coqi to the ICFR arid state the number .f' hour-, of trailing that \. ill
be pro'. ided
The bid shall be deh\ered to the Office of the Chief. J.ICFR in a calledd
envelope within n the mailing envelope The closing date for the bid, is
I,11' '0S at S o'clock

10,29.3 1!,o I I 5' ..I .,.

File Number: 08-66- P R
The administration of the estate of JAMES EMMETT BAKER, de-
ceased, whose date of death was October 2, 2008, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Jefferson County, Florida, Probate Division under probate
file # 08-66-PR, the address of which is 1 Courthouse Circle. Mn,ticello.
Florida 32344. The names and addresses of the personal reprecnttinie
and the personal representative's attorney are set forth belo"\
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice i.s required
to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LAFER
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons 1a% inmg claim's
or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims ,ith ihis. court
The date of the first publication of this notice is October 21. 2'

T. Buckingham Bird, Esq. Rebecca A Baker Harp.
P.O. Box 247 Personal Repre'-enuat e
Monticello, Florida 32344 1520 Live Oak Road
(850) 997-3503 Monticello, F ionda 323-15

Jamie B Blackwell.
Personal Representamue
212 Yorkshire Crescent
Thomasville, Georgia 31'92


SRWNID Goerning Board Meeting
On Thursday. November 13. 2008. the Suannee Rj'er \Vater Man-
agement District's Goernnmmg Board %ill meet at 9:LKJ a m. at the Stein-
hatchee Commumur Center. 1013 S Rjaerside Dn'e. Steinhatchee Floinda
The meeting is to consider Dismct business and conduct public hearings
on regulator,% and land acqwusiton manners A gomeming Board workshop
\k l folllo% at 1:30 pm
On Fnda\. November 14. 2008. the Suannee RiPer water Nlanag-
ment Disnmct's Goverming Board \t.tU meet at S 30 a.m at the Steinhatchee
CommunirN Center for a conunuauon of the worklhop.

1I 5./OS.c

In accordance ith Florida Statue a public aucuon ill be held on II-
20-0' at 10.00 a m
For 2000 Honda VIN 2HGEJ6617YH506388
To be sold AS IS for to% ing and storage charges conditions, and tenmn
at auction Steartns Towing 175 South Jefferson Street Monucello. F1
3234--1 Phone 850/342-1-480


Pursuant to Section 193 122. Flonda Statutes. I Da% d W. Ward. Prpemrt
Appraiser on and for Jefferson County. Flonda hereb' gi\e,- notce that the
Ta\ Roll for Jefferson Count\ "as certified to the Ta\ Collector on the 3"
da\ of No ember. 2008 for the collection of ta\ew
Da% id W Ward. CF.\
Property. Appraier

The \ ildernes. Coast Public Libranes' i\\TLDI Board %uill imet ,on
Nlonda,. November Ii. 21i8i at I 30 p m at the ,\akulla Counr, Public Li-
branr in Craftord ille at -1330 Craw ford' ille High%%aN. Florida
For more information, please call i50, 9"-'97.4(0


The Jefferson County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board
recently reduced the fares for transportation provided by Big Bend Transit for
the general public. Effective October 1, 2008, the fare was reduced 50% f.or
each one-way trip. A trip to Tallahassee from Monticello will cost the rider
$25.70 and a trip within Jefferson County will cost the rider $5.00.
Prioritization of trips for eligible transportation disadvantaged individu-
als that have a physical or mental disability, low income, or elderly that are un-
able to transport themselves or to purchase transportation and are therefore
dependent upon others to obtain transportation was approved to insure that
Persons going to medical appointments will be scheduled first, with dialysis,
cancer treatment and prenatal care as priorities. Riders will be gjar.antee.1
transportation at the general public fare. Other needs will be based on avail-
ability funding.
For additional information contact Big Bend Transit at 850-997-1323.
1I 1/05/08,c.

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Cars for Sale

Police Impounds for Sale! 95
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Employment Services

Learn to Operate a Crane or
Bull Dozer Heavy Equipment
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Post Office Now Hiring! Avg
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No Truck Driver Experience-
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Drivers: ACT NOW Sign-On
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sam Austin came by the
Monticello News booth Fri-
day during the Halloween
downtown festivities,
dressed as the big brown

Monticello Family Medicine personnel in the Halloween
spirit, front, left to right, Paula Miller, Charlotte Tharpe,
back, left to right, Patricia Counts, Judy Kleynen, Debbie
Kinsey, Cathy Winburn-Allen, and Veleta Mays.

Olivia Wright got all
dressed up in her Gothic-
Garb at FMB on Halloween

Jessica Corely as
"Jack Sparrow" from
Pirates of the Car-

The Staff at Farmers and Merchants Bank show off their Halloween Spirit

The Pope (Jay Adams) and the French Maid (Glenda
Slater) pose for the camera Friday evening during the
downtown Halloween festivities.

Olivia Walton was a pic-
ture-perfect Dorothy, com-
plete with Toto in her picnic
basket and ruby slippers.

WE WE _ liMm'g.M.l
Several Halloween teens were out and about trick-or-treating Friday evening, toting
their skateboards, yo-yos, and other such items that complemented their costumes. Here
they visit wvith Monticello News staff stationed outside the new "News" location on the
Courthouse Circle.

Brooke Callender, 9, of
Lloyd as "Wonder Woman".

The Monticello Hairlines Staff as the"Witches of East
Washington", are pictured front row from left to right-Terry
McNeil, Debbie Ussery, Katie Elkins, Back row- Paula
Joiner, Amy Harrison, Dawn Hoover.

as a "Hot

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Seminars will be held at the
Capital Health Plan Health Center located at
1491 Governor's Square Blvd. at 10:00 a.m. on:
Tuesday, Nov.11 Monday, Nov.24 Saturday, Dec. 6
Friday, Nov. 14 Friday, Nov. 28 Tuesday, Dec. 9
Monday, Nov. 17 Monday, Dec. 1 Friday, Dec. 12
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Paid Endorsement Capital Health Plan is a health plan with a Medicare contract.
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applications. Benefits may change on Januaryy 1,2010.

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