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140th Year No. 46 Wednesday, November 12, 2008 50 460 +4

Embarq To Hold Signup For

Event Is

5-7 p.m.


Nov. 12

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Embarq is inviting
county residents who are
interested in getting high-
speed Internet service to
a dinner and signup event
at the Jefferson County
Courthouse Annex from 5
to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
The courthouse
annex is located at 450 W
Walnut Street, just south

of the historic Jefferson
County High School A-
Building and north of the
Jefferson County Public
Embarq reportedly
will have food available
for attendees and will pro-
vide maps and other in-
formation on the
available high-speed In-
ternet service area. Resi-
dents wanting to sign up
for the service can also do
so at this time.

The deployment of pr
high-speed Internet serv- Cc
ice in areas of the county Se
where the service was tic
previously unavailable ag
results from a letter that in:
county officials wrote to thE
Embarq earlier this year. sta
In the letter, the local offi- ca
cials asked Embarq to na
consider expanding its by
high-speed Internet capa- 20(
abilities here. cir
The company re-
sponded with a formal pe

Internet Service

esentation before the
iunty Commission on
pt. 4. At the presenta-
on, Embarq Area Man-
er William M. McCloud
formed local officials
at it was his goal to in-
all high-speed Internet
abilities in the desig-
ted areas of the county
the end of December
08, barring unforeseen
Maps that Embarq
rsonnel displayed at

the presentation showed
that the upgrade target
area consisted of an in-
verted triangle roughly
stretching from just out-
side Monticello (with US
90 as the northernmost
boundary) to near the
Leon County line on the
west and US -27 on the
Maps showing the
specific service area
should be available
Wednesday evening.


County Goes
From One To
Three Parks

Residents t

Asked To Name e

One Park

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
People in the com-
munity now have an op-
portunity to name the
county's next-to-newest
park, heretofore infor-
mally called the 'horse
Oh yes, the county
now has or better yet,
will soon officially have
- three recreational fa-
cilities. The first is the
longstanding Mamie
Scott Drive park, which
is currently undergoing
an upgrade. The second
is the 'horse arena'
(about to go into con-
struction) at the Green
Industries site off US 90
some five miles west of
Monticello. And the
third is the just-pur-
chased 10-acre parcel at
the head of the Wacissa
River, just south of
Wacissa and SR-59.
But back to the nam-
ing of the horse arena
park: Officials want res-
idents and school chil-
dren to propose a name
for the location, which
name they plan to adopt
formally at the Nov. 20
evening meeting. That
means residents must
get their proposals to
the county by Nov. 19 at
the latest.
One name already
under consideration is
"College Park", in recog-
nition of the part that
North Florida Commu-
nity College played in
the county's acquisition
of the property. The
other key player in the
county's acquisition of
the property and the
construction of the
Please See
Parks Page 4A

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Impact Fees Questioned

In Hard Economic Times
Citizens Group May Call For Moratorium On Fees

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Impact fees gener-
ally aren't popular with
developers, homeown-
ers and those in the con-
struction industry, given
that these one-time
charges are levied
against new construc-
tions as a way of ensur-
ing that newcomers help
pay for the cost of
Even so, little oppo-
sition was heard locally
when the Jefferson
County Commission im-
posed fire and ambu-
lance impact fees a few
years back, or when it
imposed the law enforce-
ment and transportation
impact fees most re-
But with the current
economic downturn, re-
duced construction ac-
tivity and lower
business inventories, a
group of localresidents
calling themselves Citi-
zens for a Strong Econ-
omy has taken notice of
the fees. On Thursday
morning, Nov. 6, several
members of the group
approached the County
Commission, with Paul
Michael the designated

"We've got some 200
people who are inter-
ested in this issue,"
Michael told commis-
sioners. "Impact fees
have increased the bur-
den on construction.
This is a huge increase
and it came at a bad
time, with the national
economy going into de-
cline. Some of our major
businesses here are off
by as much as 50 per-
cent. That's what
brought us here today.
But before we solidify
our position, we want to
pose some questions to
the board, so that we can
better understand the
Michael proceeded,
to ask a lengthy series of
questions, touching on
the history, justification
and applicability of the
impact fees, among
other things.
Commissioners, for
their part, gave a
lengthy and detailed ex-
planation of the history
of, and rationale for, im-
pact fees.,
Commission Chair-
man Felix "Skeet"
Joyner offered that the .
Please See
Impact Fees Page 13A

Filling Vacant Council Lloyd Approved To Get Its Own Ambulance Unit

Seat Proving Difficult Decision Is A First Step
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Councilman John Jones;
won't vote for anyone who
was on the council before
or ran for the office.

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The general election
aside, the Monticello
City Council is engaged
in a little election all its
At issue is the selec-
tion of the person who

will complete the term
of former Mayor Ger-
rold Austin, who was
forced to resign his of-
fice effective Nov. 3 in
order to seek the Dis-
trict 2 School Board
seat, per state law.
The selection
process for Austin's re-
placement has under-
scored a number of
problems with the city
charter, if not revealed a
potential tension be-
tween Councilman John
Jones, a former mayor
with possible aspira-
tions to be mayor again,
and acting Mayor Tom
The potential frac-
ture between the two be-
came apparent at the
City Council meeting on
Please See
Council Seat Page 4A

Ill iJLgge tUn

Fire Rescue Chief Jim
Billberry; starting to put
pieces of long-term plan
into effect.
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It's been in the plan-
ning stage for a while
now, but it appears that
the Lloyd Volunteer Fire
Department (LVFD) is
finally going to get its

own ambulance, which
in effect will expand
Fire Rescue's capabili-
ties tremendously.
Fire Rescue Chief
Jim Billberry on Thurs-
day, Nov. 6, formally in-
formed the County
Commission of his plan
to put an ALS (Ad-
vanced Life Support)
ambulance at the LVFD
station something
that he has been con-
templating ever since he
assumed command of
the department in April

of this year.
The LVFD has con-
sistently been one of the
county's most active vol-
unteer fire departments,
partly a result of its
strategic location next
to 1-10 (where auto acci-
dents occur frequently)
and in an area of the
county that is one of the
fastest growing.
Bilberry's reasoning
is that not only is an am-
bulance needed at Lloyd
Please See
Ambulance Page 4A

2 Sections, 26 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A Spiritual Pathways
Classifieds 12A B Section
Le~gals 13A Sports 10A-11A
School 14A Viewpoints 2-3A

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Mostly cloudy, Highs in the upper
70s and lows in the upper 50s.

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Slight chance of a thunderstorm.

Fri 755
A few thunderstorms possible.
Highs in the mid 70s and lows in
the mid 50s.


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:3tep l3aes ID tme

November 11, 1998
Tension between a commissioner
and a department head erupted into a
heated exchange Thursday morning at
the County Commission meeting.
Jefferson County High School will
hold its annual Veteran's Day
Assembly in the school auditorium
Cable television subscribers in the
city may get two additional channels.
Dwight Wilson, of time Warner Cable,
promised last week to consider the
November 9, 1988
The late Friday night/early
Saturday morning storm that hit the
county caused some damage to power,
telephone and cable lines but com-
pared to the damage sustained in
neighboring Madison County, it was
mere inconvenience.
Carl B. Loop Jr., a Jacksonville
nurseryman, was re-elected to a two
year term as President of the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation by delegates
at the organization's 471h annual con-
vention October 29-November 1 at the
Hyatt, Orlando.
In honor of Jefferson County vet-
erans the elementary and high schools
and American Legion Posts #49 and
.#234 have a day of activities planned,
ranging from a commemorative can-
Idlelight service to the clean-up of the
gravesite of a World War II veteran.
All planned activities are to be held on
Including Fire Chief Wesley
Howell. the Monticello fire
Department is now eight firefighters
strong. The newest addition to
NMonticello's firefighting force is Bill
McEwen, 21, of Tallahassee.
November 9, 1978
Beverly Harris, the daughter of
Mrs. Dottie Harris and the late Ray
Harris, was named 1978 Homecoming
Queen at special ceremonies during

Friday night's football game at Aucilla
Christian Academy.
At Tuesday night's City Council
meeting, the Board authorized the city'
attorney to draw up papers for refer-
endum which could amend the city
charter to enable the city to borrow
money from the federal government or
one of its authorized agencies.
Luther T. Fountain was named the
1978 Outstanding Swine Producer by
the Florida Swine Producers:
Association. Fountain was recognized;
October 19, 1978 at the annual Swine
Field Day in Marianna. Association
President Wayne Davis, and Mr. Ken
Durrance, University of Florida
Extension Swine Specialist, presented;
the award.
Linda Johnson and Sharon Jones
have been elected to represent
Jefferson High School in Friday's
homecoming activities.
November 9, 1968
Mrs. Mayo McCleod Brass of
Inverness and daughter-in-law of Mr.
R.H. McCleod of Orlando visited in
town over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Allen of
McClenny spent the weekend with
Mrs. P.R. Peters.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hartsfield of
Vero Beach spent last weekend with
Mrs. Sam Suber.
The junior department of the First
Baptist Church Sunday School
enjoyed a Halloween Party Sunday
night in the church fellowship hall.
November 9 1958
The Monticello News has a mast-
head for the first time in quite a num-
ber of years. On November 1, Mr. and
Mrs. Carr Settle formerly of Moore
Haven became owners of the paper.
November 9, 1948
Attending the State PTA meeting,
in Palm Beach this week are Mrs. W.J.
Bullock, Mrs. Coleman Newman, Mrs.
Cliff Williams and Mrs. L.M. Hatchett.

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The British tourist murder at the 1-10
media attention in Sept., 1993, when Gary
companion Margaret Jagger survived.

rest stop in Monticello, drew wide
Coley was shot and killed, and his

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

Citizen Recalls Caring People In County

Dear Editor:
I taught at Jefferson Elementary
School for 26 years. When I began teach-
ing, I was young, and without extra
money. Economic times were difficult,
and the country was in deep recession.
There were children who needed
warm clothes and food. Many had med-
ical needs and couldn't afford a doctor.
Some of us in the school system attempt-
ed to help the needy.
Jeweldeen Kerr was the cafeteria was
manager. She fed hungry children break-
fast, even though there was no breakfast
program. She was criticized for exceeding
her budget. Kerr cared more about hun-
gry children than criticism. She gave
double lunch helpings to students not
likely to have food at home.
Stephen C. (Hoot) Walker was princi-
pal. When students had no jackets or
shoes, I would ask him to take them to
Braswell's store and get them something.
Forrest Brown owned the store. Walker

and Brown would get the children what
they needed, and later they would have to
approach the Kiwanis Club and other
civic organizations to ask for money to
pay for the items.
Many families could not afford med-
ical care. School Nurse Gladys Roann
would take the children to Dr. Ward and
tell him to send me the bill. He always
treated them and sent medicine home
with them. I never received a bill.
Roann is a one woman social service
agency. She is well known for her kind
I often think about these times, and
thought that the family and friends of
Kerr, Walker, Brown, Roann and Ward,
might like to know how much they con-
tributed to the quality of life for many
Jefferson County children.
Name withheld upon request but
on file with this newspaper

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Meet Your


Lanette Rooks


Lanette Rooks is a Wacissa resident employed at the
Joyner Shell Station and Groceries since
December of 2004.
She is married to David, and has six
children and five grandchildren, whom she
enjoys spoiling!
Her hobbies include crocheting,
"Whenever I get the spare time, which isn't
often enough," she comments.
She also expresses joy in "4-wheeling,"
and delights in the 4-wheeler she received for her last birthday.
She's a native Floridian, moving to this area from central
Florida in 1969.

!Y Monticello




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Did You


Your left lung
is smaller than
your right lung
to make room
for your heart.

. Gadsden County Public Lib]
732 S. Pat Thomas Parkway
Quincy, FL 32351-4210
* Jefferson County Library
375 S. Water Street
Monticello, FL 32344-1346
* Lafayette County Library'
120 NE Crawford Stfeet
Mayo, FL 32066
* Branford.Public Library
703 Suwannee Avenue NW
Branford, FL 32008

rary Fort Braden Library
16327 Blountstown Hwy
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Taylor County Public Library
403 N. Washington Street
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Lee Public Library
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How Landowners are affected:

A pipeline normally requires a permanent 50-foot wide right-of-way.
During construction, FGT will need an additional 50-75 feet of workspace next
to the permanent right-of-way. FGT may also need temporary workspace in
certain areas, such as road, railroad, or stream crossings, to accommodate
particular construction activities. Property owners are entitled by law to receive
compensation for having a pipeline on their property. FGT will negotiate with
the property owners to receive approvals with a signed easement for needed
property rights.
To the extent that FGT is unable to negotiate easement rights with
landowners whose property the pipeline construction impacts, such easement
rights may be determined in accordance with the eminent domain laws of the
state in which your property is located.
How to obtain additional Information:
Additional information including the application and a publication
entitled An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I need to know?
is available through the FERC website, using the"For
Citizens" link. For assistance, please contact the FERC Online Support at
feroanllnesupportfecgovor call toll-free at (866) 208-3676. The FERC Office
of External Affairs can be contacted at (866) 208-3372.

The Filing October 31st
On October 31, 2008, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT)
filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct an expansion
of its existing interstate pipeline system. The project has been designated the
Phase VIII Expansion Project and has been assigned Docket No. CP09-17-000
at the FERC.
Florida Gas Transmission your clean energy partner
FGT is Florida's leader in providing clean energy solutions, safely and
reliably. FGT is an interstate natural gas pipeline with offices in Maitland,
Florida and Houston, Texas and employees at field offices along our pipeline
system. FGT operates a 4,900-mile pipeline system that runs from South Texas
to Homestead, Florida. FGT has been supplying the majority of Florida's
natural gas needs for alinosi 50 years through an extensive network of
underground pipelines.
Phase VIII Expansion Project its scope and purpose
The Phase VIII Expansion Project refers to Florida Gas Transmission's
proposal to construct eleven pipeline loops, three new pipeline segments,
add compression at eight existing compressor stations, construct one new
compressor station, three new meter stations, two meter station upgrades, and
associated auxiliary facilities. FGT proposes to construct 357.3 miles of 24-inch,
36-inch and 42-inch diameter mainline loops, approximately 89.8 miles of 30-
inch new mainline and approximately 36.1 miles of 20-inch and 24-inch
diameter new lateral pipelines. The project also includes the acquisition from
Florida Power & Light of approximately 22.7 miles of an existing 20-inch
lateral connecting FGT's mainline. Compression horsepower additions
totaling 213,600 will be constructed as part of the project. FGT is requesting
authorization from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
to operate certain segments of its existing pipeline system in addition to portions
of the proposed pipeline expansion at greater pressures than currently author-
ized. This authorization would eliminate the need to construct an additional
80.5 miles of 36-inch mainline loops. The proposed in service date for the project
is April 1, 2011, with the exception of one new lateral segment in which it has
been requested to be completed by July 1, 2010.
The purpose of the Phase VIII Expansion Project is to deliver needed
natural gas volumes to six electric generation utilities within the state of Florida.
Planned Construction in your area
Please refer to the map for a list of facilities to be constructed in your area.
A copy the FERC application is available for viewing at the following locations:


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A separate notice concerning the application is being mailed to affected landowners and
government agencies involved in the project
If you would like to learn more about the project, please
contact Tom Bray, Right of Way Manager, toll-free at (877) 663-9161
or log on to :

Florida Gas Transmission Company
A Southern Union/I Paso Affiliate

SUTPHIN! You said
what many residents
have felt for years, and
they had to listen. The
arrogant, self-serving
commissioners should
do as Skeet said -
"Work hard for the
betterment of the
c .unand for the, .
people who elected
Sounds like some
landowners counted
their chickens before
they hatched. I'm
going to see if Wal-
Mart will offer me an
exhorbitant amount
for my property before
they've been approved
to build.

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Cont. From Page 1

horse arena is Extension
Office Director Larry
Officials are tickled, as
Commission Chairman
Felix "Skeet" Joyner would
say, that the county now
has three recreational fa-
cilities, instead of just the
one. Their idea for the US
90 site is to turn it into a
multipurpose facility and
install a wood carved sign
to that effect at the en-
trance. The donated sign
will identify the location as
part .of the Jefferson
County Parks and Recre-
ation program, allude to its
horse programs, and in-
clude the adopted name.
Individuals wishing to
submit a proposed name
for the park can do so by
calling the County Coordi-
nator's office at (850) 342-
0287 or writing to the
coordinator's office at 450
W. Walnut Street, Monti-
cello, FL 32344. The dead-
line for submitting names
is noon Wednesday, Nov. 19.
The Florida Legisla-
ture awarded Jefferson
County $200,000 in 2006 for
construction of a livestock
and horse arena on the 20-
acre parcel just southeast
of the Green Industries In-


now, thus shortening re-
sponse times and saving
lives, but the unit also will
serve as the first step in
what will eventually con-
stitute a full fledged Fire
Rescue operation at the
site. .. ... .
As part of the move,
the County Commission on
Thursday approved $2,000
in capital improvement ex-
penditures for the Lloyd
station, with the money to
come from the fire protec-

stitute site. That plan called
for construction of an
open-air arena, along with
bleachers, a half-mile of
riding and walking trails,
picnic tables, and restroom
facilities, among other
Officials have infor-
mally called the site the
horse arena for years.
Since 2006, however, Jeffer-
son County has acquired
the adjacent 62-acre parcel
that holds the Green Indus-
tries Institute, bringing the
county's total holdings at
the site to 82 acres. Conse-
quently, officials have
changed their views of the
site's use. Although still
committed to seeing horses
and livestock activities con-
stitute a major part of the
facility's use, they now en-
vision other recreational
uses also taking place
there: Hence, their reason-
ing for a new name.
The county is under the
gun to complete construc-
tion of the arena by the
April 2009 or risk losing the
$200,000 in state funding.
To that purpose, commis-
sioners have instructed
Road Department Superin-
tendent David Harvey to
proceed with all haste on

tion impact fees fund. The
improvements include the
closing of an area of the
station and installation of
bunks for the overnight
stay of the volunteer per-
sonnel during weekends,
.thus increasing the sta-
tion's service level.
Commissioners also
authorized Billberry to so-
licit proposals for the pos-
sible purchase of new Jaws
of Life, a set of tools known
as cutters, spreaders and

the preparatory work for
the arena's construction.
As for the other two
recreational facilities, the
final phase of the Mamie
Scott Drive park upgrade
calls for the installation of
new playground equip-
ment, which project is
about to begin, along with
the sprucing up of the fa-
cility with paint. Officials
promise that the park will
be much more colorful in
the future.
In recent years, the
county has upgraded the
ball fields, tennis courts
and parking areas, among
other parts of the Mamie
Scott Drive Park, as part of
a multiphase improvement
project funded by grants
from the Department of
Environmental Protection.
Meanwhile, the county
purchased a 10-acre parcel
at the head of the Wacissa
River effective Oct. 28.
County officials envision
developing this parcel into
a premier outdoors facility
one day. For the present,
however, the purchase
means that that the county
is now formally responsi-
ble for patrolling and keep-
ing the area clean of litter
and trash.

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rams that emergency per-
sonnel use to pry open acci-
dent-damaged vehicles and
rescue trapped motorists.
Billberry explained
that the department cur-
rently has two sets of the
equipment, both of which
are very old and largely ob-
solete, given the stronger
metals that make up
today's vehicles.

Tuesday night, Nov. 3, when
Vogelgesang proposed for-
mer Mayor Julie Conley as
his choice to replace Austin:
Per the charter rules,
according to City Attorney
Bruce Leinback, the mayor:
or acting mayor recom-
mends the person for ap-
pointment, but can't vote on
the nomination, and the
council approves or denies;
the recommendation.
Interestingly, it wastr
Conley who appointed Vo ,
gelgesang to the City Coun-
cil several years ago as thel'
replacement for then Coun-
cilman Eugene Hall, 'who
was elected to the County ,.
Commission. Vogelgesang
has since won the council
seat on his own, and Conley
resigned last year to seek
the District 10 House seat
that Leonard Bembry won.
Vogelgesang prefaced
the announcement of Con-
ley's name by lauding her
past council experience,
proven track record, legisla-
tive lobbying 'ability and
willingness to serve.
"I recommend Julie
Conley to fill the seat," he
said finally.
Jones broke the brief si-
lence that followed Vogelge-
sang's announcement to ask
how many individuals had
applied for the job. Four in-
dividuals had applied for
the position, Vogelgesang
Then Vogelgesang
should submit all four
names to the council simul-
taneously and let the coun-
cil decide who should be the
appointee, Jones said. It
made absolutely no sense to
submit one name at a time,
over a period of months
until a replacement could
be selected, he said.
"It's ludicrous to put

one name out when you
have four," Jones said.
He referenced language
in the city charter that
specifically stated that the
mayor could submit "a
name or names" to the
council for consideration.
Leinback, however, took ex-
ception to the interpreta-
tion. It was true that early
in the specified charter pro-
vision it mentioned
i"names"An the plural, Lein-
,back said. But elsewhere
throughout the particular
*passage, the Word appeared
in its singular form, which
led him to the conclusion
that the mayor could submit
only one name at a time.
"This procedure is not a
marvel of clarity," Leinback
Even so, he held that
cumbersome as the proce-
dure might prove, it needed
to be followed. Meaning that
the mayor or acting mayor
would have to submit one
name, and if the council re-
jected it, then the mayor
submitted a different name
the next month and so on
until the individual was fi-
nally selected, however long
the process might take.
"You make your recom-
mendation and the council
votes on it," Leinback reit-
erated. "If not approved,
you submit the next name
on the list. It's an unwieldy
procedure, I admit."
SJones has a tendency to
speak loudly and sound im-
perious in his pronounce-
ments at times. He
interrupted Leinback sev-

his campaign and raised the
issue several times when he
first returned to the coun-
cil, as did his predecessor,
former Councilman Brian
Hayes. But for whatever rea-
son, these discussions have
never moved beyond their
brief mentioning toward
the conclusion of meetings.
Suffice it to say that
Jones is now adamant that
the revision of the charter
be addressed and addressed
soon, so that any proposed
changes can be brought be-
fore voters at the next elec-
tion. That's because voters
must approve any charter
"This should have been
fixed when it was codified,"
Jones said, pointing out al-
leged errors in the docu-
ment. "We need to correct
this so people can vote on it
in 2010."
Indeed, the needed
changes to the charter go
beyond the mere confusion
over whether a single or
multiple names must be
submitted for appointment
to the council. It also has to
do with conflicting, obsolete
and confusing information
in the document.
As for Vogelgesang's
choice of Conley, to fill
Austin's seat, the council
voted 3-0 to reject the rec-
ommendation. Jones made
it clear also how he stood on
matter when it came to fu-
ture recommendations for
the seat.
Speaking for himself
only, Jones said, "Any name
that comes before us and

eral times to argue that the a that asson- the .ouncibfbe-;
charter was obviously,; fore or who raxfori''t-V f-
"broke down". and- needed, fice, andodidn't ,in,, &l
"to be tweaked". vote against them. And if it
Jones, in fact, champi- takes until next year to do it
oned the revision and up- (select a person), then that's
date of the charter during what it will take."

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Jefferson Arts, Inc. is
showing a new exhibit
"Near & Far" through the
month of November. The
exhibit is free and open to
the public at the Gallery lo-
cation 575 West Washington
Street. The Gallery is open
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednes-
days and Saturdays or by
appointment. Jefferson
Arts, Inc. is a non-profit
group with a goal of pro-
moting art and art educa-
tion in the Monticello area
of North Florida and South
Georgia. For more informa-
tion, contact the Gallery at
997-3311 or visit www.jeffer-
Free and confidential
HIV testing days will be
held 1 to 3 p.m. on the sec-
ond and fourth Wednesdays
at Harvest Christian Center,
1599 Springhollow Road at
Waukeenah Highway. Dol-
lar General gift cards will
be given to all participants.
For more information con-
tact Jamie at 656-2437 ext.
237, or 510-9343, or Melissa
at 544-1433.
Mignonette Garden Cir-
cle meets at noon on the sec-
ond Wednesday of the
month for a meeting and
program. Contact Chair-
man Jan Wadsworth at 997-
4440 for meeting location
and for more information.
-United Way fundraising
event 6:30 p.m. in the Monti-
cello Opera House Garden.
There will be food, fun, and
music by the Salt Water
Cowboys. "Planting A Seed
To Learn And Live United"
is geared towards the early-
married families with chil-
dren. There is no charge for
this event. Contact Dean

Jerger at 510-7666 or Nan tary/treasurer. This meet-
Baughman at 556-7279 for ing is open to the public.
more information. NOVEMBER 14
NOVEMBER 13 .. Monticello Rotary Club
Health Fair For Women meets every Friday at noon
2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the 'at the Monticello/Jefferson
Monticello Opera House, Chamber of Commerce on
sponsored by Altrusa. West Washington Street for
NOVEMBER 13 "- .r:Iuneh and a meeting. Con-
The Seminole Club will tactoPresident James Mu-
meet Thursday at the Christ chovej at 980-6509 for club
Episcopal Church* Getr'y 'infdFifration.
Hall, 425 North Cherry NOVEMBER 14 AND 15
Street. Seminole Social time Happy Thanksgiving -
begins at 6:30 p.m.; With a 'It's the 1940's! Live Radio
meal to follow at 7 p.m. Cost Theater at the Monticello
of the meal is $10. Make Opera House. Recall the
reservations to Denise Vo- Golden Days of radio with
gelgesang at 997-3043 or Fibber McGee and Molly, Our Miss Brooks, Suspense!
NOVEMBER 13 and, Straaange. See live low
Founder's Garden Cir- tech 1940's sound
cle meets at noon on the sec- effects. Dinner is available
ond Thursday of the month, before the show by reserva-
Contact Chairman Suzanne tion. Dinner and show $30
Peary at 997-4043 for meet- per person. Show-only tick-
ing location and for more ets and member discounts
information. available. Friday and Satur-
NOVEMBER 13 day doors open at 6:30 p.m.,
Workforce Mobile Ca- dinner is at 7:00 p.m. and the
reer Lab is stationed across show is at 8:00 p.m. Call 997-
from the street from First 4242 for more information.
Baptist Church, Monticello NOVEMBER 15
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the second AA meetings are held 8 '
Thursday of each month. p.m. Saturday at the Christ
Services include job search, Episcopal Church Annex,
resume assistance, assess- 425 North Cherry Street.
ments, and labor market in- For more information, call
formation. For more 997-2129 or 997-1955.
information, contact Em- NOVEMBER 15
ployment Connection Di- Girl Scouting is fun, and
rector Cheryl Rehberg at builds girls of courage, con-
673-7688, or volunteers Paul fidence, and character, who
Kovary at 997-2313; or Mike make the world a bettter
Reichman at 997-5100, orSW place. Join with 'other girl's
Ellis at 567-3800 or 866-367- ages -to- 12, -J inior Troop f
4758. 150, 10 a.m. to 12.p.m. on the
NOVEMBER 13 first and third Saturday of
The Jefferson Soil and each month at the
Water Conservation Board Greenville United
will meet.11:30 a.m. on the Methodist Church to learn
second Thursday of ;the more about Girl Scouts. For.
month in the Jefferson more information contact
County Extension Office sco4eaders Janice and Sean
conference room, per Carsonat 948-6901 pr con-
Dorothy Lewis, 'secrie- tact the Council of the
Apalachee Bend at 386-2131.
Girl Scouting builds girls of
courage, confidence, and
character, who make the
world a better place.

Ernest Houston Barfield
Ernest H. Barfield, age 93, a retired plant supervisor
for the city of Tallahassee, died Wednesday November 5,
2008 in Monticello, Florida.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, No-
vember'8, 2008 at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel,
485 E. Dogwood Street, Monticello, Florida (850-997-5612).
The family:received friends Friday, November 7, 2008 at
Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel from 6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. Initerment followed the service at Piney Grove,
Baptist Church Cemetery, Cottondale, FL at 1:00-p.m. cenA
tral time.
Mr. Barfield was a native of Jackson County Florida
and had lived in Tallahassee before moving to M'onttcell] 6:'
He was of Baptist faith and a member of Calvary Baptist
Church in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife Cliffie Barfield'*f IM ti-
cello; One son Charles Barfield of Monticello; One grand-
child; One great grandchild, and One sister Ruby Rogers
of Buena Vista, Georgia.
He is preceded in death by his first wife Ruthie Mae


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Camellia Garden Circle
meets at 2 p.m. on the third
Sunday of the month for a
meeting and program. Con-
tact Isabelle deSercey at 997-
2170 for more information.
Jefferson County
NAACP holds its regular
meeting 4 p.m. on the third

Sunday of each month at
the Martin Luther King
Community Center. Contact
Charles Parrish at 997-3760
for more information.
AA Women's Meetings
are held 6:45 p.m. Monday;
AA and Al-Anon meetings
are held 8 p.m. Christ Epis-
copal Church Annex, 425
North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129 or 997-1955.
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest on South
Water Street. For informa-
tion, contact Scout Leader
Paul Wittig at 997-1727 or
Magnolia Garden Circle
meets at noon on the third
Monday of the month for a
meeting and program. Con-
tact Chairman Pam Kelly at
997-5010 for more informa-
Jefferson Elementary
School SAC meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, 5
p.m. and the PTO meeting
to follow at 6 p.m. with a
special presentation by the
Pre-Kindergarten depart-
ment. Continue the journey
of success with JES. For
more information call 342-
AA classes are held
Every Tuesday evening 8
'p.m. for those seeking help.
Located at 1599 Springhol-
low Road in the Harvest
Center. Contact Marvin
Graham at 212-7669 for
more information.
Humane Society meet-
ings are held 7 p.m. on the
third Tuesday of every
month at the Wag the Dog
Thrift & Treasure Shop. For
volunteer information, con-
tact Teresa Kessler at 997-
4540 or
Jefferson County Re-
publican Party meeting
will be held 7 p.m. at Willow
Pond Farm on the third
Tuesday of each month.
Contact Clyde Simpson at
997-0641 or chairman@jef- for more in-
formation and to make
reservations. A dinner is

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Monticello Kiwanis
Club meets every Wednes-
day at noon at the Jefferson
Country Club on Boston
Highway for lunch and a
meeting. Contact President
Katrina Walton at 997-5516
for club information.
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at the
Christ Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129 or 997-
An "Evening of Gloria"
will be held 8 p.m. Friday at
the Monticello Opera
House. Vivaldi and Rutter,
performed by the Baptist
College of Florida's college
singers. Enjoy some of the
most beautiful voices in
Florida for an early start to
the Christmas season. Do-
nations will be accepted.
Call 997-4242 for more infor-
USDA Commodities
and Second Harvest will
welcome volunteers to bag
food packages 6:30 p.m. Fri-
day for distribution 9-11
a.m. Saturday at the New
Bethel AME Church, 6496
Ashville Highway Contact
Essie Norton at 997-5683 for
Jefferson SHARE .vol-
unteers will be stationed at
the Church of the
Nazarene, 1590 North Jef-
ferson Street from 8 to 9:30
a.m. Saturday with the
monthly food delivery or-
ders. Turn in registration
copy when picking up or-
ders. Cash donations will
be accepted for the cost of
fuel for the volunteers.-

Contact Martha Creel at
445-9061 for more informa-
tion. To learn more about
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Masonic Lodge #5
meets 7:30 p.m. on the sec-
ond and fourth Monday at
the Hiram Masonic Lodge,
235 Olive Street in Monti-
cello. Contact Roy Faglie at
933-2938 for more informa-
Martin Luther King
Community Center meets 6
p.m. on the last Monday of
each month at the MLK
Center. Contact Charles
Parrish at 997-3760 for more
Jefferson County Com-
munity Coalition meets
9:30 a.m. on the last Tues-
day of the month in the
public library conference
room. For more informa-
tion contact Cindy Hutto,
Business Manager for
Healthy Start Coalition of
Jefferson, Madison & Tay-
lor Counties, Inc. at 948-
2741 or
A member of Con-
gressman Allen Boyd's
staff will visit the Jeffer-
son County Public Library
9:30 11:30 a.m. on the
fourth Wednesday of every
month to afford local citi-
zens an opportunity to dis-M
cuss issues of concern.
Family Skate Night is
held 7 p.m.. on the last Fri-
day of each month at the
Church of the Nazarene on
1590 North Jefferson
Street. This event is free, as
are the skates if needed.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008




NFCC Offers Classes

In Monticello

North Florida Commu-
nity College is offering
four college-level courses
in Monticello during its
Spring Term 2009. Two ac-
ademic courses: English I
from 6-8:50 p.m., Tuesdays,
and College Algebra from
6-8:50 p.m.,Wednesdays,
will be held in Monticello
at NFCC's Green Indus-
tries Institute site.
Both classes are three
credit hour courses and
are open to the general
public as well as to eligible
high school dual enroll-
ment students.
NFCC will also offer
two horticulture courses
at the Green Industries
site in Monticello includ-
ing Agriculture Careers on
from 5-5:50 p.m. Wednes-
days, and Introduction to
Environmental Horticul-,
ture from 1-2:15 p.m. Tues-
days and Thursdays.
The Agriculture Ca-
reer class is one credit
hour and covers a broad
array of careers in agri-

* culture such as Forestry,
Park Management, Flori-
culture, Grounds Mainte-
nance and Agricultural
The Introduction to
Environmental Horticul-
ture class is three credit
hours and covers the ba-
sics of "botany for garden-
ers" looking at structure,
function and physiology of
flowering plants.
Classes for each course
begin Jan. 7. Open regis-
tration begins Nov. 18. En-
roll early, as seating is
limited. A complete sched-
ule of classes is available
as an insert in this edition
of the Monticello News, at or by con-
tacting NFCC Enrollment
Services at (850) 973-1622 or
The Green Industries
Institute, a satellite branch
of the NFCC campus, is lo-
cated on US HWY 90 ap-
proximately three miles
west of the Monticello
Courthouse at 2729 W

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The 10th annual Bethle-
hem in Monticello is
planned 7 p.m. until 8:30
p.m., Friday Dec. 5, and Sat-
urday, Dec. 6, on South
Water Street behind the
First United Methodist
Members from area
churches and organizations
have already begun prepar-
ing for the event. Coordina-
tor Billie McClellan said
last year's event was the
largest to date, drawing
more than 1,500 spectators
and 200 local volunteers, in-
cluding actors and those be-
hind the scenes.
"There have always
been positive reactions and
comments made during
and about the event," said
McClellan. "Many have
been brought to tears."
Attendees will be able
to walk through the streets
of Bethlehem and experi-
ence life during the time of
the birth of Jesus and see
the angel coming to the
shepherds in the field, the

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Army Reserve PFC.
Maresha D. Barrington has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, in
Columbia, SC.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied

three wise men, the women
at the well, net menders, the
market place, a beggar and
tax collector, blacksmiths,
and the live nativity
All actors in the differ-
ent scenes are spreading
the word of the promised
Messiah's birth in a stable.
There will also be a variety
of live animals, including
everyone's favorite resident
camels Jeremiah, and his
little friend Gracie.
Jeremiah, an old pro
when it comes to Bethle-
hem in Monticello, will be
donning a brand new cos-
tume this year and is cur-
rently, having it properly
fitted for the occasion.
; Gracie on the other
1iand has changed consider-
ably since her first appear-
ance last year; she has
grqwn from approximately
chest high at the hump to
about six foot three at the
hump. Owner Joanne
Brown says that over the
past year, she averaged
about an inch per month in
growth. She is currently
undergoing final touches
on her training for the

the Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill
and ceremony marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat, map

event, and she too will be in
costume this year.
Sheep, goats, donkeys,
chickens and white doves
in the live nativity will join
Several area churches,
schools and organizations
have already committed to
being in the scenes and vol-
unteering, and more are en-
couraged to participate.
Among volunteers this
year are students from both
Aucilla and Monticello
Christian Academies and
local 4-Hers. More are en-
couraged to participate in
Bethlehem in Monticello.
The event is free and is
a Christmas gift to the com-
munity from the many vol-
After touring Bethle-
hem, people are invited to
come over to the First
United Methodist (FUMC)
Family Ministry Center
and enjoy free refresh-
ments, including home-
made cookies.
To volunteer to partici-
pate contact FUMC at 997-
5545 or McClellan at

Combat Training
reading, field tactics, military
courtesy military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot
marches, and field training
Barrington is the grand-
daughter of Evelyn Williams
of Monticello and niece of
Pauline and Jerry Thomas of

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Monticello News
Managing Editor
Live Radio Theater will
be on the air 8 p.m. Friday,
Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15.
The stage becomes a
1940's radio studio, with
you as the "live studio au-
dience." Actors dressed
for the '40s perform classic
radial scripts, while sound
effects are supplied the old
fashioned way, with bells,
whistles and homemade
Thanksgiving episodes
of "Our Miss Brooks" and
"Fibber McGee and Molly,"
plus science fiction and
mystery will be aired, as
well as a live update from
our European correspon-
dent on the Berlin Air Lift.
Dinner before the show
is available by reservation.
The menu includes: salad,
an entree of Chicken
Saltimbocco (similar to
chicken cordon bleu), white
cheddar scalloped potatoes
and green beans, with
pumpkin pie for dessert,
catered by Carrie Ann &
Tickets are $30 for din-
ner-and-the-show. Reserva-
tions are required for
dinner. The show alone is
$15. Tickets are discounted
for members.
The doors open at 6:30
p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. and
the show starts at 8 p.m.
Call the Opera House
for tickets and reservations
at 997-4242.

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if Tax Laws Change

Provided by Robert J. Davison
Tax laws change all the time and these changes can have
a big impact on your investments. But if you have some inkling
of these changes in advance, you may be able to make deci-
sions that can help you stay on track toward achieving your fi-
nancial goals. Such is the case with dividend-paying stocks.
Until a few years ago, dividends were taxed at your personal in-
come tax rate. But changes in tax laws resulted in a 15 percent
tax rate on dividends for most people. This rate was set to ex-
pire in 2008, but it has been extended until the end of 2010.
At that point, dividends will'again be taxed at your individual
tax rate, which currently could be as high as 35%.
Of course, things can change. As an alternative to taxing div-
idends at an individual's income tax rate, lawmakers could de-
cide to impose a higher fixed rate than the current 15 percent.
At this point and maybe at any point no one can pre-
dict these things. Nonetheless, as you prepare your investment
strategy, you may want to factor in the possibility that, in the
near future, dividends will be taxed at a higher rate than they
are now. If this happens, should you still consider adding div-
idend-paying stocks to your portfolio?
To answer that question, you'll want to assess the benefits that
dividend-paying stocks may offer, regardless of how they are
taxed. Here are a few of them:
* Potential for rising income Some stocks have paid and
increased dividends for many years. So, if you're looking
for a possible source of rising income that can help you com-
bat the effects of inflation, you might want to consider these
types of stocks. (Keep in mind, though, that companies may
decrease or discontinue dividends at any time without notice.)
* Stability during market turmoil As you are no doubt aware,
the stock market has gone through some difficult times for
much of 2008. Generally speaking, though, dividend-paying
stocks are less volatile than those stocks that don't pay divi-
dends. Furthermore, historically in down markets, dividend-
paying stocks tend to outperform non-dividend-paying stocks,
although past performance is not an indication of future re-
* Ownership of quality companies Dividend-paying stocks
usually represent well-run businesses that seek to reward their
investors. In fact, these are the companies that actually have
money to pay the dividends. And despite the many "fads" you
can find in the investment world, investing in quality compa-
nies never goes out of style.
* Ability to increase ownership shares If you consistently
reinvest your dividends, you'll boost the number of shares you
own. This can be particularly beneficial when the market re-
covers and stock prices rise.
If you invest in dividend-paying stocks, it would be advanta-
geous if the tax rate were to stay at its current 15 percent level.
But even if the tax rate were to rise, you've got plenty of good
reasons to consider adding these types of stocks to your port-
folio so give them some serious consideration.
This article was written by Edward Jones on behalf of your Ed-
ward Jones financial advisor. Edward Jones, its employees and
financial advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. You
should consult with a qualified tax or legal specialist for pro-
fessional advice on your specific situation.

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
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Monticello, FL 32344
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Holiday DecorAtions

Geore Joseph Guest Col mi,

Camellia. Circle N eet At e .Arts

The Camellia Garden
Circle held its October meet-
ing at The Jefferson Arts,
with Larry Halsey, Jefferson
County Extension Director,
as guest speaker for the af-
ternoon gathering.
In an informal, seminar-
like setting, members heard
a report from Halsey about
the history of the Master
Gardener Program in this
county, and information that
the program might be start-
ing up again in the very near
future, if the interest is
Presently, residents who
want to be trained in the pro-
gram must go to Tallahassee.
Halsey also told the
group that he is in the
process of writing and
preparing a booklet for Jef-
ferson County residents, and
newcomers, that will contain
growing information such as
freeze dates for crops, aver-
age weather conditions, and.
other pertinent information.






"We are having an influx
of new residents and when
three or four of them asked
the same questions it became
apparent that we needed a
booklet to present that infor-
mation," he said.
The publication will be
helpful for both commercial
and hobby growers.
After 34 years in the
field, Halsey will be able to
include valuable information
he has learned in his service
that will help gardeners and
growers of all kinds avoid
costly mistakes.
He mentioned that the
County Extension Office also
has available printouts and
literature to help residents
learn more about Florida
gardening and agriculture.
His upcoming booklet
will feature Jefferson County
information exclusively.
After his presentation,
members shared a creative
White Chili made by mem-
ber Jane Davis which con-

trained chicken and white
beans, as well as a blueberry
cobbler dessert made by Is-
abelle de Sercey, and other
treats from the members in
attendance. Members
also viewed the current
gallery art display created by
. the New Life of Monticello
In related matters, De
Sercey and Georgie Joseph
went to the home of Linda Van
Beck on Monday Oct. 20, to bag
daffodil bulbs for sale to various
Garden Clubs and other groups.
Van Beck was recently the
featured speaker at the Monti-
cello Garden Club Fall Meet-
She noted that Monticello
is a very good growing area for
de Sercey and Joseph have
planted the daffodils they
brought home and will report
to the Camellia Garden Circle
members on their success in
growing them. Daffodils will
bloom in February or March.

Begin Christmas Preparations Early
FA HUNT gifts for people to whom you only need to worry about per-
onftelo'News give gifts. Buying gifts ishable foods at the last minute.
aff Writer throughout the year lets you Choose your dinner menu and
It won't be much longer cash in on sales as well as re- develop time lines for prepara-
itil America's favorite holi- during the last minute rush to tion. Some baked goods can be
y comes around the corner, shop. Buying gifts early online prepared three months in ad-
iristmas is a time of families is a cheap solution that works vance and frozen.
ming together, gift giving, wonders. Other items can be pre-
d the time of the year you Also, even though there pared days in advance and re-
11 more than likely find may be deals in the air, shop- heated on party day Make the
urself with an empty wallet, ping on Black Friday is dan- party planning a group effort;
fore you finish your shop- gerous. The major retail stores and get other involved in the
ig. are filled with mainly women preparations.
Though it is more than a who are willing to fight to the *The holiday season is a
month before Dec. 25, stores death to get their hands on great time to exhibit your
e already stocking up on Christmas gifts. Shop artsy-crafty side. You may not
iristmas items. As Ian on Black Friday at your own be able to hand-make every-
cKenzie of the Christmas risk. Have one place in your thing, but look for places where
inning Checklist puts it, "It home to store all your Christ- you can save money and give a
ll only be a couple of weeks mas items so they are easy to personal touch on the gift.
fore advertisers start filling find. Y6U don't have to have too
r heads with "visions of *If you are planning to be much'innate talent to use card
gar plums". the host for the Christmas hol- stack, and software to make
So you won't get caught up iday map out your plan. It -'your'6Wn Christmas greetings.
a last minute mad rush, would be best to work out on You can make: decorations
re are a few tips to remem- paper what you want to do, : for the house, greetings cards,
r; when, and for how many wrapping paper, hostess gifts,
*Set limits for yourself. Es- Stock up on nonperishable and some'to give visitors, baked
blish boundaries before you frozen items early Then you'll goods, and Christmas gifts.

get caught up in having so
much to do you can't enjoy the
season. Decide which parts of
Christmas are important to
you and set your plans and pri-
If spending time with fam-
ily and friends is key, don't
overbook your schedule with
other activities.
Set limits for gift giving
and spending. Perhaps you can
choose names for a gift ex-
change rather than buying for
every member of the family.
Maybe you find that giving
back to the community is im-
portant. Contact agencies
early to volunteer. You must
have your priorities set before
you can create a plan for a
stress-free holiday.
*Christmas is a big time
of the year for many people yet
they leave the preparation to
the last minute. Make the holi-
day planning process ongoing.
When you pack up your
decoration at the end of the
season, note the items you
would like or need to replace
before next year comes
around. Save money by pur-
rhasing the new decorations at
lost-Christmas sales.
Keep running wish lists of

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Big Bend -Hospice and
the Jefferson County
Advisory Council
inviteyou to attend the

2008 Setice 4j

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.

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

By Georgie Joseph
It's time for the Camel-
lia Garden Circle members
to prepare Christmas deco-
rations for the Opera
House Christmas tree.
All the tree decorations
are made from natural ma-
terials and looked so beau-
tiful on the tree last year.
Members will be meet-
ing 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.
16, at the home of member
Isabelle de Sercey to re-
fresh the old decorations
'and to make new ones if

Bring glue guns, glue
sticks, scissors, and natural
items to decorate with, and
prepare to have some fun.
For those who don't
have any of the afore men-
tioned supplies, others who
bring them will be happy to
There will also be a lot
of grapevine wreath mate-
rial available so you can
make a wreath to take
home for your house after'
making the tree decora-

Contact de Sercey at
997-2170 to let her know
that you plan to attend, or
if you need directions to
her house.
De Sercey reports that
her mums are in full bloom
and will be a beautiful sight
to view, when arriving to
the meeting.
Bring something good
to eat or bring a refreshing
beverage to share. Any-
thing you bring is always
most appreciated.


P Keu,5e

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 these 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.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


NMa'K\hva Mo'Nique Akins w ill celebrate- her first
birthday on Wednesday. N'\. 12. "
She is the dauL-hter of Jerrod Akins and Tieshia
Tolbert oft Monticello.
Her grandparents are Nellie Kay and Jerome |
Ak ins of Monticello; and Willie Tolbert of St.
Petersburg. FL. and Priscilla and Anthonm Barnes
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At St. Margaret (
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Monticello News eat in, or take out.
Managing Editor Tickets will be sold at
Max Bilinski's annual, he door and patrons are
barbecue takes place 12:3 Hn.eQuraged to arrive early,
p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. as the event is always a sell
16, at St. Margaret Parish ouit.
Hall, on West Washington -'The barbecue eis a
Street. major fundraiser for St.
Tickets are $6 for 'Margaret Church, which is
adults and $3 for children. currently undergoing ren-
The meal consists of barbe,; nationss.
cued Boston butt, home' Over the years, Max's
made baked beans with barbecue has earned the
Max's secret receipot-- teptlration of one of the
coleslaw, bread, dessert best barbecue meals in
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Women's Health Fair

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Altrusa of Monticello, Archbold
Memorial Hospital and the Gerry
Medical Clinic will present a Women's
Health Fair 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13,
at the Opera House.
Information about personal health as
well as financial health will be discussed.
Presenters from Big Bend Hospice,
Jefferson County Health Department,
and Farmers and Merchants Bank will be
on hand to answer your questions.
Timely topics of interest include

acupuncture, mammography, physical
therapy, nutrition, ovarian cancer, and
financial issues.
Health screenings available will
include glucose, cholesterol, blood pres-
sure, pulmonary function, and skin
There is no admission, and all the
services are free.
Refreshments will be provided.
Come join Monticello women, and
take an hour to think about your person-
al and financial health.
For more information contact Diane
Simpson at 997-0641.



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JCMHS Homecoming 2008 Correction ACA Middle School Boys

Basketball Schedule

Mr. and Miss JCMHS Arsenio Bright, Jr.
and lesha Jackson.

First runners up Mr. and Ms. JCMHS Cody Arundel and Amber

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy reports the schedule
for the middle school boys'
basketball team. Coaching
the Warriors this year is
Mac Fin layson and a roster
will be forthcoming in the
eRr future,
Action begins on the
hardwood against Stein-
hat(cee, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 24,

there; and Madison Acad-
emy, 7 p.m., Nov. 25, there.
Madison Academy, 4
p.m., Dec. 1, here; Munroe,
3 p.m., Dec. 5, here; and
Georgia Christian, 5 p.m.,
Dec. 9, there.
Maclay, 4 p.m., Jan. 6,
here; Maclay, 6:30 p.m., Jan.
9, there; Brookwood, 5:30
p.m., Jan. 13, here; Brook-
wood, 5 p.m., Jan. 16, there;
and Georgia Christian, 5
p.m., Jan. 22, here.

ACA Middle School Girls

Basketball Schedule

- Mr. and Miss Blue Benjamin Hudson II
and Jalisha Rooks.


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Aucilla Christian
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schedule for the middle
school girls basketball
team. Coaching the team
this year is Derrick Bur-
rus. A roster will be forth-
Hoop action revs up
against Steinhatchee. 3:30
p.m., Nov. 24, there: MNadi-
son Academy. 6 p.m.. Nov.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy announces JV boys ,
basketball team schedule.
Coaching the Warriors this
year is James Burkett. A
roster will be forthcoming
in the near future. .
Action begins on the -
hardwood begins against
FAMU, 5 p.m., Nov. 25, here.
Westwood, 5 p.m., Dec.
1, there; FAMU, 5 p.m.n pec. .
2, there; Munroe 6 p.m., Dec.
8, there; Munroe, 5:00 ppm. iii
Dec. 12, here; and Branford. . .
5 p.m., Dec. 19, there.
John Paul, 4:30 p.m..
Jan. 8, here; Munroe, 4:40
p.m., Jan. 9, there; John Casey Anderson
Paul, 4:30 p.m., Jan. 15,
there; Munroe, 4:30 p.m., BB e d
Jan. 20, here; Branford, 4 I B n
p.m., Jan. 27, here; Liyno .
County, 4:30 p.m., Jan. 29, N NT
here; and wrapping up the Mointicello News
season, Liberty County, 5:30 Staff Writer
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Matt Bishop

Christian Academy were
named to the List of Big
Bend Leaders on the grid-
iron last week.
Matt Bishop slid into
the number three slot in
rushing with 100 caries for
901 yards and nine touch-
Trent Roberts is #10 in
passing, with 59 comple-
tions of 144 attempts, with
10 interceptions thrown, a
total of 635 yards gained
and seven touchdowns.
Casey Anderson is #14
in receiving, with 30 pass
receptions for a total of 324
yards and two touchdowns.
Brandon Dunbar
stands #20 in receiving,
with 16 pass receptions for
233 total yards and four
touchdowns .
Dunbar is also #4 in in-
terceptions with three; and
Anderson stands at #5 in
interceptions with two.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monticello News 11A


Ila Itson s

Week 4

Monticello News
Staff Writer
It was a game befitting
two of the NFL's storied
franchises, hard-hitting,
fiercely fought, thrilling
and played before an emo-
tional, highly emotional
crowd, a playoff-type game
at the end of October.
The Giants improved

to 6-1 entering next week's
NFC East showdown with
the Dallas Cowboys. Al-
though they had a common
point total, they reached it
via unconventional means,
John Carney field goals of
26, 35. 25 and 24 yards, a
safety on an errant snap by
a backup snapper and
Boss' touchdown.
And best of all, it had a




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happy ending for the Gi-
ants. Eli Manning's two-
yard touchdown pass to
Kevin Boss with 3:07 re-
maining enabled the Gi-
ants to take advantage of
another splendid perform-
ance by the defense and de-
feat the Pittsburgh Steelers
in Heinz Field, 21-14.
"I hope that my coach-
ing along the sidelines was
a positive contributing fac-
tor in the game," said Cor-
nerback Sam Madison.
"The Giants had a great
game and I hope they keep
the winning drive that will
once again bring us to the
Super Bowl."
The Steelers, who fell
to 5-2, scored on Mewelde
Moore's 32-yard run in the
first quarter and Ben
Roethlisberger's 65-yard
pass to Nate Washington in
the third.
Pittsburgh entered the
game with the NFL's num-
ber one defense and a
league-high 25 sacks. But
the Giants had no
turnovers and allowed no
sacks. The Giants' defense,
meanwhile, intercepted
Roethlisberger passes and

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sacked him five times,
three by Mathias Ki-
wanuka, and one each by
Tuck and Dave Tollefson.
Roethlisberger completed
only 13 of 29 passes for 189
yards. But he wasn't the
only Steeler who was ha-
rassed by the defense all
day. Pittsburgh gained only
249 yards, totaled 12 first
downs and owned the ball
for only 25:36. Take away
Moore's touchdown and he
rushed for 52 yards on 18
carries, a 2.9-yard average.
The defense needed to
stand tall, because Pitts-
burgh's D was at its best
when the Giants got close
to the goal line. Six Giants
trips inside the 20-yard line
resulted in the four field
goals and one touchdown -
the game-winner to Boss.
Manning completed 19
of 32 passes for 199 yards
on a day when the Giants
rushed for only 83 yards on
35 carries, a 2.4-yard aver-
age. His favorite receiver
was running back Derrick
Ward, who caught five
passes for 43 yards. Boss
added four receptions for
34 yards.
The Giants earned the
victory with a dominating
fourth quarter in which
' they outscored the Steel-
ers, 12-0. The Giants
entered the final quarter
trailing. 14-9. following a
third quarter that Coach
Tom Coughlin admitted
"did not look real good."
On the third play of the
fourth, Corey Webster in-
tercepted a Roethlisberger
pass intended for Hines
Ward and returned it to the
Giants' 32-yard line. Four
minutes later, they faced a
fourth-and-one at the Steel-
ers' 29-yard line and used
their first timeout. When
Manning returned to the
field, he didn't like what he
saw from Pittsburgh's de-
fense and tried to call an-
other timeout, which is
illegal. So he took a five-
yard delay-of-game penalty
to make it fourth-and-six.
For the Giants, that
was just a slight bump in
the road. Manning stepped
back and threw down the
right side for 30 yards to
Toomer. who made the
catch to give the Giants a
first down at the four.
There was still the mat-

ter of scoring the touch-
down. which the Giants
were unable to do. Derrick
Ward lost two yards on a
first-down run. Incomplete
passes intended for Plaxico
Burress, on a fade pattern,
and Boss followed. Cough-
lin then elected to have
Carney close the gap to two
points, at 14-12.
The defense forced
Pittsburgh into a three-
and-out and the Steelers
had to punt from their 18-
yard line. Linebacker
James Harrison, pressed
into punt-snapping duties
because of a knee injury
suffered by Greg Warren,
sailed the ball over the
head of Mitch Berger and
out of the end zone. It was
the second week in a row
the Giants scored on a
safety More importantly, it
tied the score at 14-14 with
6:48 remaining.
The Giants were well
aware that the inexperi-
enced Harrison was forced
to snap.
"That's why we
brought the pressure,"
Coach Tom Coughlin said.
"When the second snapper
came in at that vital time
in the game with the score
14-12. we went with the
rush. I don't know that it
disturbed him, but the
snap was high. Tough situ-
ation for that guy to be in."
After the free kick, the
Giants took possession at
their own 47-yard line. On
third-and-seven, Manning
fired a 25-yard pass down
the middle to Steve Smith.
giving the Giants a first
down on the Pittsburgh 25.
Runs by Brandon Jacobs
and Ward and a pass to
Burress left the Giants
with a second-and-goal at
the two. Manning then
faked a handoff and threw
to Boss. who stood by him-
self in the end zone.
The Steelers had taken
a 14-9 lead on Rothlis-
berger's long touchdown
pass to Washington with 10
minutes remaining in the
third quarter.
The Giants led. 9-7, at
the end of a first half in
which they owned the ball
for almost two-thirds of the
time, 19:08.
Carney's third field
goal of the half, a 25-
yarder, gave the Giants



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their first lead at 9-7 with
3:31 remaining in the sec-
ond quarter.
The Giants got the ball
on rookie linebacker
Bryan Kehl's first career
interception, with an as-
sist from Butler. who hit
Washington as Roethlis,
berger's pass arrived,
causing it to carom to
Kehl. After a 17-yard re-
turn and a 15-yard penalty
on Gary Russell for a
horse collar tackle, the Gi-
ants took possession at the
Steelers' 29-yard line. A
nine-yard pass to Ward
gave the Giants a first
down at the 15.
Carney's 35-yard field
goal had pulled the Giants
to within 7-6 with 10:30 re-
maining in the second
quarter. Domenik Hixon's
28-yard punt return gave
the Giants great field posi-
tion at the Pittsburgh 19-
yard line. But three plays
gained only two yards and
Carney came on to kick
the field goal.
The Giants had a
chance to take the lead on
their next possession,
when they got a first down
at the Steelers' two-yard
line. An offside penalty
moved them a yard closer.
On third down, Jacobs
powered his way up the
middle and the officials
signaled touchdown. But
Pittsburgh coach Mike
Tomlin challenged the
ruling, which was over-
turned after review by ref-
eree Bill Carollo. Jacobs
tried again on fourth
down, but was stopped
short. This time Coughlin
threw the red challenge
flag. But after review, Car-
ollo upheld the call on the
field and the Giants came
away with no points.
The Steelers had
taken a 7-0 lead on their
fourth offensive play,
when Moore took a hand-
off from Roethlisberger,
cut right and scampered
32 yards for a touchdown.
The score capped a 60-
yard drive that included'
Roethlisberger's 22-yard
pass to tight end Heath
Moore's score was for-
gotten after the late hero-
ics the Giants used to pull
out a memorable victory.






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Capital \rea Comnmunit Action Agency. Inc.
Board of Direclors Meeting.
Tuedaj,. November IS. 2 loS 6.00 p.m.
Jack McLean Jr Conimurunm Center
701) Paul Russell Road
I I/12108.c.

The Jetfer'on Conirnumue, \Water S\ stem Board %\ill meet 7 p.m. on
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The lefferson Counti Ta_\ Collector \\ ill open the 200S Ta.\ RoU for
Collection of Property Taxes November 12,2008.
November 12 1 through December 111 _4% Discount
December 121 through December 31_ 3% Discount
January 2% Discount
February. 1% Discount
March No Discount
April 1" 3% Penalty
4' Office Hours
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Office Address:
500 W Walnut Street
Monticello, Florida 32344
850- 342- 0147
www.JeffersonCounty Tax

Impact Fees

process for implementing im-
pact fees was very complex and
complicated and entailed the
undertaking of an expensive
study to determine the feasibil-
ity and the exact amount of
each fee.
"We had to hire a profes-
sional consultant firm to do the
study, which cost $15,000, and
we held two public hearings,"
Joyner said. "Once the fire im-
pact fee was implemented and it
worked well, we then consid-
ered the EMS (Emergency Med-
ical Service), law enforcement
and transportation impact
He explained that impact
fee monies could only be used
on capital improvement proj-
ects, and in the case of the
transportation impact fee, the
money had to be spent within
eight years and the county had
to be divided into three dis-
tricts, with the use of the fund-
ing limited to the particular
district where it was raised.
But given the cost of resur-
facing roads, which was
presently $1 million per mile,
there was no way that small
counties such as Jefferson
could accomplish this task ab-
sent monies that the trans-
portation impact fee raised,
Joyner said. Even so, the money
would only serve as leverage to
bring in more state funding, he
Responding to another of
Michael's questions, Commis-
sioner J. N. "Junior" explained
the difference between special
assessments, such as the fire
and landfill taxes, and impact
fees. Tuten explained that the
first was annual and used for
operational expenses, whereas
the second was a one-time
charge used strictly for capital
As a businessman, Tuten
said he understood why impact
fees were perceived to be oner-
ous and burdensome. But the
fact was that they were neces-
sary and that he would vote for
the measures anew if they
came before the board again, he
"Have no doubt about it,
gentlemen, growth will return,"
Tuten said. '"And when the
growth comes, the newcomers
will use law enforcement, fire,
ambulance and roads, and all
these services will be free with-
out the impact fees. If they
(newcomers) don't pay impact
fees, the present residents will
end up paying for the growth
through property taxes. We un-
derstand that the national econ-
omy is in the pits, but I still have
a strong belief in impact fees.
It's only fair to the present tax-
payers that they get their mill-


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age rate lowered and that the
newcomers pay for the growth."
Joyner affirmed the point..
"If we don't plan for 10
years from now, how will we
provide for the infrastructure
when-thattime comes," Joyner
said. '*'We couldn't predict the
downturn in the ec myi en
we implemented the-mpact
fees. My own business is 40 per-
cent off this year from last year.
But the economy will turn
around and growth will get
back on track here. This is just
a time that we have to suffer
through. It's just unfortunate
that the fees were implemented
when the economy took a down-
Michael conceded that the
commissioners made a good ar-
gument, but his reason for com-
ing to the meeting wasn't to
argue the point, he said.
"We don't question your in-
tegrity," Michael said. "But
there is another side to this. So,
with great control, I won't re-
spond to your comments.
You're doing a great sales job,
however. We look forward to
presenting a different point of
view later. But right now, we're
just trying to understand the.
With that, he continued his
line of questioning: Did city
residents pay the impact fees?
Were any of the monies raised
by the impact fees used inside
the city? What was the level of
service of the county roads?
How did the impact fees relate
to the proportionate fair share
that developers had to pay for
the upgrade of roads?
Officials responded pa-
tiently and at length to
Michael's questions, which the
latter consistently character-
ized as a fact-finding exercise.
But in conclusion, Michael
tipped his hand a little, noting
that surrounding counties
were taking action to address
the current economic reality
He specifically cited Wakulla
County, which recently adopted
a moratorium on impact fees.
Joyner countered that
Wakulla County was also
presently facing litigation for
its decision. There was also the
question of fairness, Joyner
"I don't know that it's fair
to charge one month and then
not charge the next month," he
Michael let it be known
that the discussion was far
from over.
"There a couple of fairness
questions that will be raised in
the next few weeks", he said.
"I'll hope you'll be open minded
and consider what may be right
for now when we return."

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


The Importance Of Early Igrayne C.

Childhood Education

director of Little
Angels In
Center, works
with children
ages one to four
to prepare
them for

Monticello News
Staff Writer
LaKayshia Jackson, di-
rector of Little Angels in
Training Childcare Devel-
opment Center (LAIT,) lo-
cated at 1555 West
Washington Street, relates
that it's important to teach
and to mold children at an
earlV age, and that's why it
is called "early education."
Preschool is the foun-
dation for all youth ages
one to four. because it' the
student doesn't get it in pre-
school. it will be difficult
for them when they are
confronted with kinder
Learning tools of all
kinds are used to see just
what the children know. Be-
fore laying most founda-
tions we sometimes have to
dig footers to help support
the foundation itself and in
thi. case th!e teachers have

to dig deep into a child's
imaginary' world to bring
out the best in them.
A concrete foundation
is solid and hard, and at
this level we test each child
to see whether they've ac-
complished the standards
that we have set out for
them and if they pass the

test, then we know that
they are ready to stand on
their on in the kinder-
garten world.
There must be a profes-
sional, trained, and quali-
fied staff that cares and
will carry out the mission
and see to it that it is ac-

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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Igrayne C. Madison is
the 14th graduate to receive
her diploma from the Jef-
ferson County Adult School
during this school term.
'Madison said that she is
grateful for the support and
confidence given to her by
the school and Principal
Dr. Artis Johnson.
"This GED means so
much to me and words can-
not express how I feel; the
simple fact is that this is a
dream come true for me
and I couldn't have done it
without the constant loyal
support of and
especially my little girl.

She was and still is my
spiration for every step
I take in this life."
She said that
her future plans
are to go into
the field of
medicine and
become a
strong contri-
bution to this
society, as well
as being a
strong faithful
mother to her
daughter. "I really
want to work for the
Department of De-
fense and
she said.


Igrayne C. Madison

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among community college
The Team continued

their season Oct. 24 and 25
competing at the Delta
Burke Invitational at Valen-
cia Community College,
where 32 brain bowl teams
battled it out to stay on top.
The invitational is one of
the premier academic three
bracket round robin tourna-
ments in the Southeast.
During the first round
NFCC tied Brevard Commu-
nity College, but fell to Bre-
vard in the tie breaker that
followed. After a string of
losses NFCC finally won vic-
toriously against Lake-
Sumter in its final match of
the day
The following Saturday
the team emerged from the

ashes to remain undefeated
in the last four rounds, beat-
ing Southeastern Univer-
sity, Dalton College,
Northwest Florida College,
and Indian River Commu-
nity College, placing NFCC
in a single elimination play-
off series.
NFCC won the first
match against Central
Florida Community College,
but fell to Pasco-Hernando
in the second match. NFCC
Brain Bowl captain, Jessica
Collins, won an award for
being among the top five in-
dividuals in the tournament,
where more than 160 of the
best academic players in the
southeast competed.

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