The Monticello news
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Title: The Monticello news
Uniform Title: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Will H. Bulloch
Place of Publication: Monticello, Fla
Creation Date: December 17, 2008
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Jefferson -- Monticello
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1903.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 23, no. 22 (Nov. 20, 1925).
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New Library


News Building Suffers Structural Damage
FRAN HUNT In the aftermath of peeled the roof off the .
Monticello News the storm, flooding and south end of the build-

Staff Writer
The storm


ushered in heavy rains,
wind and lower temper-
atures Thursday Dec. 11,
and into Friday morn-
ing, tore off a signifi-
cant part of the roof on
the future home of the
Monticello News and Jef-
ferson Journal, the for-
mer Jake's Restaurant
on the Courthouse Cir-
cle. . '

structural damage in
surrounding counties as
well as power outages
and downed trees were
Most places in the
county were spared the.
brunt of the storm, with
only brief power out-
ages, because of downed
tree limbs.
'"Apparently the
storm that came
through last night,

ing, threw a section of
the roof over the fence
in the back, breaking
some of the fence and
destroyed the awning in
the back," said Emerald
GreeAe, owner and pub-
lisher of the paper.
After inspecting the
damage, Greene said
Friday; "There were five
leaks in the building,
Please See News
Building Page 4A

County Commissioner
Hines Boyd pushed for
the upgrade of require-
ments for library direc-
tor and to-have two
former directors on the
selection committee.
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
County officials are
continuing their search
for a new library direc-
tor, preferably one with
credentials in library
Hines Boyd pushed for
upping the hiring re-
qfltiements at the
*Thuirsday, Dec.' 4, meet-
ing of the County Com-
mission. In making his
motion for upping the
Please See Library
Director Page 4A

News, Ad


For Weeks Of


New Years.
Both the Monticello
News and the Jefferson
Journal will be pub-
lished as usual the weeks
of/ Christmas and New
Christmas week, the
Monticello News will be
printed Monday Dec. 22.
Deadlines for this edition
are: Noon Friday, Dec , 19
for, news; and 4 p.m. Fri-
day, Dec. 19 for advertise
ing. , The Jefferson
Journal will be printed
Wednesday; Dec. 24.
Deadlines for this edition
are noon Tuesday. Dec.
23, for news; and 4 p.m.
Dec. 23 for advertising.
The week of New
Years, the Monticello
News will be printed
Monday: Dec. 29. Dead-
lines for this edition are
noon Wednesday, Dec. 24,
for news; and 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 24. for
The Jefferson Jour-
nal will be printed
Wednesday Dec. 31.
Deadlines for this edition
are noon Tuesday, Dec.
30. for news: and 4 p.m.
Tuesday; Dec. 30. for ad-


Riverside Ceremony Celebrates

County's Purchase Of Wacissa

About 100 People
Attend Saturday
Morning Event
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer .
Close to 100 people
braved the weather Sat-
urday morning to attend
the riverside ceremony
celebrating Jefferson
County's recent acquisi-
tion of the head of the.
Wacissa River.
- The 10:30 a.m. cere-
mony - held under a
huge red-and-white
striped tent set up near
the headwaters of the
Wacissa River - drew
past and present offi-
cials from the city,
county, and School
Board; heads and. repre-
sentatives of various
state agencies; key play-
ers of- the Jefferson
County tourist and eco-
nomic development
councils and legislative
committee; and mem-
bers of several environ-:
mental organizations,
among others. It also in-
cluded the posting df the
colors by a JROTO unit,
-recognition of-aliwho

Monticello News Photo By Laz Aleman December 13, 2008
Members of the JROTC posted the colors at the celebratory ceremony at the
head of the Wacissa River on Saturday morning.

contributed to the acqui-
sition effort, and the dis-
pensing of free food and
refreshments at the con-
Retired Rev. Dick
Bailar, spokesman for
the Jefferson Legislative
Committee and a long-

time proponent of, and
participant in, the ac-
quisition effort; opened
the ceremony with a
prayer, which the
JROTC unit followed
with the. posting of the
Bailar next intro-

duced Commissioner,
Felix "Skeet" Jpyner,
founder and current
chair of the legislative
committee, the purpose
of which is to lobby the
Legislature on the
Please See
Wacissa Page 4A

Building Permits Drop To Record Low In November

S # of building permitsissued '


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Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The combined num-
ber of building permits
that the city and county

issued in November
dropped to 21, the lowest
number in at least the
previous 16 months. The
. Please See Build-
ing Permits Page 4A

County Man

Arrested For



Dale Raymond Watson
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A cotity man was
arrested Dec 10 for man-
ufacturing methamphet-
amine and received with
several related charges.
According to the Jef-
ferson County Sheriff's
Office, information was
received .from con-
cerned sources that
methamphetamine was
being manufactured
and/or distributed at a
mobile home located in
Jefferson County JCSO
also received informa-
tion that small children
lived there.
Investigators spoke
with a female living at
the : reported address
and expressed their con-
cerns and asked for her
consent to search her
home and the outbuild-
ings to ensure the envi-
ronment was safe for
Please See
County Man Page 4A

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2 Sections. 22 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-10A Legals
Classifieds 12A Spiritual Pat
Downtown Christmas 7A
History 9A Sports
Holiday Shopping ' 14A Viewpoints

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008



By: Debbie Snapp ....
MAonticello News
Staff Writer

Meet Your


Barbara and Jim Cox

Barbara and Jim Cox operated one of the booths set up
Friday night, Dec. 5 during the Home
Town Christmas. in downtown Monti-
cello: presented by-Monticello Main
Street, Inc.
Their booth "For The Birds" vkas
rather unique in that it was filled with
bird kinds made from PVC piping.
Jirm creates and designs the decora-
tive birds, and Barbara does the painting and art\\ork.
The birds are flexible so as to sway in the blowing
wind when nailed down to a solid surface.
When they retired, the quest for something to do was
evident so "For The Birds" came about.
They have a collection of several kinds of birds avail-
able for sale. His favorite is the Road Runner...hers the
Gooney Bird. There are also big blue herons, pelicans,
egrets, ducks, pink flamingos, and the list goes on.
They celebrated their 51 wedding anniversary on Sun-
day. Nov. 30. Their partnership is strong and their love for
each other is evident in their communication.

SteJ P JaerI Ifn -ej

December 16, 1998
"Highly disappointed." "'Quite
displease." Those were the respec-
',' tive reactions of School Board
Chairman Ed Vollertsen and School
Board Member Shirley Washington
to the High School competency Test
(HSCT) scores recently released by
the Department of Education. Those
scores put 11th grade students here
at next to last place in communica-
tion and math skills needed to grad-
The autopsy and final investiga-
tion report on the first to two
inmates to allegedly commit suicide
at Jefferson Correctional
Institution as expected to be turned
over to the State Attorney's office on
December 14, 1988
It is reasonable to expect that
Jefferson County will have a func-
tioning 911 emergency system. It is
also reasonable to expect that the
system will not be in operation until
early 1990. These conclusions were
rather easy to reach after talking
with two county commissioners and
sheriff who went to Okaloosa
County November 23 to take a first-
hand look at the first fully enhanced
|1 system Centel has installed in
A buglar who was very familiar
with the alarm system and knew the
safe combination of the Pack & Sack
on North Jefferson Street gained
entry to the store sometime between
,midnight and 4 a.m. Saturday morn-
/ ,,iing and .got away with over $5,000
and four or five VCR tapes.

December 14, 1978
Members of the Chamber of
Commerce's Governmental
Relations Committee recently
expressed the fear that the County
Planning Commission might be con-
sidering a recommendation to the
county commission which would
require all roads in new subdivi-
sions to be paved.
Sammy P. Gray, newly elected
county commissioner, and re-elect-
ed commissioner Walter B. Edwards
were sworn in by Judge Kenneth E.
Cooksey at the December 6 meeting
of the County Commission.'
Boots Thomas, the 20-year-old
Marine from Monticello who raised
the first American flag on Mount
Surubachi during World War II, will
have a small Marine library dedicat-
ed in his honor next year at Cecil
Field in Jacksonville.
December 14,1968
The Jefferson County Sheriff's
Department reports 50 arrests for
the month of October.
Mrs. G. Wirick was hostess to a
group of six of the WMS of the First I
Baptist Church Tuesday night at her
home, on the Jacksonville highway.
December 14, 1958
Martha Lynn Harris was named i
by the Future Farmers of America
as their sweetheart of the year.
Bridge groups met with Mrs.,
Bill Griffin, Mrs. Tomas Folsom;,
Mrs. W. Bassett, Jr., Mrs. T.B. Bird, �
Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Hughes, and/
Mrs. E.S. Blair entertained the
Rooks Club. ...
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The News erred in the front-page
story titled "City Adopts New Building
Code for Business District" in the
Wednesday, Dec. 10, issue of the paper.
The City Council did not adopt the Form
Based Uniform code for. the downtown
district. Rather, it accepted the recom-,

mendation of the Local Planning Agency
for approval of the code. The City Council
must still hold two public hearings on the
code before it may vote the issue up or
The News regrets the error.


As you well know, we are getting closer
to my birthday. Every year there is a
celebration in my honor and I think that.
this year the celebration will be repeated.
During this time there are many people
shopping for gifts, there are many
radio announcements, TV commercials,
and in every part of the world everyone
is talking that my birthday is getting
closer and closer.
It is really very nice to know, that at least
once a year, some people think
of me.
As you know, the celebration of my
birthday began many years ago.
At first people seemed to understand and
be thankful of all that I did for
them, but in these times, no one seems to
know the reason for the
Family and friends get together and have
a lot of fun, but they don't know
the meaning of the celebration. I
remember that last
year there was a great feast in my honor.
The dinner table was full of
delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted
.nuts and
chocolates. The decorations were
exquisite and there were many, many
beautifully wrapped gifts.
But, do you want to know something? I
wasn't invited.
I was the guest of honor and they didn't
remember to send me an invitation.
The party was for me, but when that
great day came, I was left outside, they
closed the door in my face.. and I wanted
to be
with them and share their table.
In truth, that didn't surprise me because
in the last few years all close
their doors to me. Since I wasn't invited,
I decided to
enter the party without making any
noise. I went in and stood in a corner.
They were all drinking; there were some
who were drunk and telling jokes and
laughing at everything. They were
having a grand time.
To top it all, this big fat man all dressed
in red wearing a long white
beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-
Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat on the

sofa and all the children ran to him,
saying: "Santa Claus, Santa Claus" as
if the party were in his honor!
At midnight all the people began to hug
each other; I extended my arms
waiting for someone to hug me and do
you know no-one hugged me.
Suddenly they all began to share gifts.
They opened them one by one with
great expectation. When all had been
opened, I looked to see if, maybe,
there was one for me. What would you
feel if on your birthday everybody
shared gifts and you did not get one?
I then understood that I was unwanted at
that party and quietly left.
Every year it gets worse. People only
remember the gifts, the parties, to
eat and drink, and nobody remembers
I would like this Christmas that you
allow me to enter into your life.
I would like that you recognize the fact
that almost two thousand years ago .
I came to.this world to give my life for,i
you, on the cross, to save you.'
Today, I only want that you believe this
with all your heart.
I want to share something with you. As
many didn't invite me to their party,
I will have my own celebration, a
grandiose party "
that no one has ever imagined, a
spectacular party. I'm still making the
final arrangements..
Today I am sending obt many invitations
and there is an invitation for you.
I want to know if you wish to attend and I
will make a reservation for you
and write your name with golden letters.
in my great guest book.
Only those on the guest list will be
'invited to the party.
Those who don't answer the invite, will.
be left outside. Be prepared because
when all is ready you will be part of my
great party.
See you soon. I Love you!

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Citizens remember Less

USDA Commodities

fortunate At *Holday Time And Second Harvest
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
Though times are
tough and money is tight,
many in the community
continue to give as they
can to assist those in the
community in need during
;the holiday season.
As the County
Christmas Drive contin-
ues to take donations until
Thursday Dec. 18, as is tra-
dition, the American
Legion Post 49 has donated
money to go toward shoes
or clothing items for needy
children in the communi-
Plans are under dis-
cussion to schedule a bus
and volunteers for trans-
port to Walmart to make
those purchases. In past
years, more than 30 chil-
dren have received new
shoes for Christmas each
year from the Post.
The Jefferson County
Retired Educators have
donated more than 200
books for children, ages
three and older, all
wrapped tagged and ready
for delivery. The retired
educators have long been
firm believers in promot-
ing reading to the youth in
the community, and have
gone through he County
Christmas Drive to dis-

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tribute books to children
in the community.
The Jefferson County
Sheriffs Office began
about three weeks ago col-
lecting monetary dona-
tions and donations of new
bicycles for needy chil-
dren in the community,
and though many bicycle
were on hand as of
Monday morning, Dec. 15,
Sheriff David Hobbs said
donations were continuing
to come in so they had no
idea of haw many children
in the community would
receive bicycles for
Christmas. "We will con-
tinue to take donations
throughout the remainder
of the week," said Hobbs.
Those wishing to make
monetary donations or
donations of bicycles, are
asked to contact Cricket
Edwards at 997-2523.
Staff at Jefferson
Correctional Institution
has been collecting mone-
tary donations from
employees for the past few
weeks, so they may pur-
chase items such as tooth-
pastes, tooth brushes,
combs, brushes, T-shirts,
underwear, socks, sham-
poo, soap and additional
hygiene items so gift bags
could be put together and
delivered to elder citizens

of the community who are
housed at Jefferson Health
and Rehabilitations
Center. Employees plan to
deliver the gift bags to the
seniors Dec. 21.
* The children and fami-
lies at Our Blessings Early
Learning Center, located
on Palmer Mill Road in
Monticello, will be deliver-
ing a full holiday meal bas-
ket to at least one family in
the community, for
The Center delivered
three baskets to needy
families in the community
for Thanksgiving and
hopes to do the same for
Christmas. "It all depends
on the donations," said
Center Director Tomica
King-Jackson. "We are
thankful for the opportuni-
ty to serve the community
in whatever capacity we
"It's not what you take
from the community, it's
what you give to the com-
munity that counts,"
added King-
Jackson. Basket winners
are determined by the
entrants dropping their
names into a box at the
center and to determine
the winners, a child is cho-
sen to pull the winners

Monticello News
Staff Writer
USDA Commodities
and Second Harvest wel-
come volunteers to help
bag food packages 6:30
p.m. Friday, December 19
for distribution 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 20 at
the New Bethel AME
Church, 6496 Ashville
Contact Essie Norton
at 997-5683, or Nellie T.
Randall at 997-5605 for
more information.
.New Bethel AME,
Elizabeth MB, and
Hickory Hill MB churches
sponsor this food distribu-

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Distribution is held on
the fourth Saturday of
each month, with volun-
teers bagging on the

Friday evening before.
Monetary, donations to
purchase food, and donat-
ed food items for the pro-
gram, will be accepted.

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Clemon Johnson, left president of the Boys, Girls Club of Monticello/Jefferson
County, and Jeannie Carraway, vice-president of the club, confer with Atlanta
based Regional Service Director Ronnie Jenkins, at a reception at the Opera
House in September, 1993.



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News Building

Cont. From Page 1

County Man

Cont. From Page 1

but fortunately, no water
damage. Although we prefer
this mishap never to have
happened, I know it could
have been worse. At least the
carpet hadn't been put in yet
and the computers were not
in there, as they were in-
tended to be in three weeks,
otherwise, we would have a
much greater expense," said
Though there now stands
a bump in the road when it

comes to moving into, and op-
erating in the new location by
the first of the year, Greene
says plans remain in place to
move the paper from its cur-
rent location into the reno-
vated building by January 1,
When the opportunity
came up to be in the center of
town, Greene jumped at the
chance. "To get us downtown
in the middle of town to
where everyone is, closer to

Building Permits

valuation of residential per-
mits also dropped, to $47,248,
making it one of the lowest -
if not the lowest - months on
For comparison, the valu-
ation of residential permits in
November 2007 was $1,189,782.
"That's a new overall
record low," Building Inspec-
tor Wallace "Bubba" Bullock
said Thursday, Dec. 11, of the
latest figures. "There's been a
little more activity stirring
lately We've just permitted
some fairly large houses. But
things are still slow."
A review of the reports is-
sued by the Building Inspec-
tor's office for the last 16
months shovws a steady decline
in the number of permits is-
sued, from an average of 52 per
month for the last six months
of 2007, to an average of 36 per
month from January through
October of the present year.
The decline in building
permits began in late 2007, un-
derscoring the recent pro-
nouncement of the National
Bureau of Economic Research
that the US economy officially
went into recession in Decem-
,ber 2007. Indeed, the building
inspection permits for the five.
.months preceding December
2007 were 70, 59, 52, 53 and 51
respectively,- beginning with
July In December 2007, that
number dropped to 27 and re-
mained in the 30s and 40s in
2008, with the exception of
April and May (See graph)
The commercial valuation
was $106,896 for November and
the valuation for miscella-
neous permits relating to re-
pairs, additions, etc., was
$325,665 for the same month.
Those figures were $49,235 and
$316,080 respectively in No-
vember 2007.

A Jacksonville-area
reader recently challenged the
News to question if the build-
ing official here requires a
copy of the construction con-
tract between the contractor
and the home or building
owner to determine a project's
true worth, or if the contrac-
tor's word is accepted for the
valuation, or if a per-foot cal-
culation is used.
Wrote the reader, who
identified himself in the email
as David Hodges, of Orange
Park, FL: "My own findings
are that contractors state
about 30 percent of the con-
tract value to the permitting,
agency...and thereby defraud
the permitting agency out of
the fees on the 70 percent bal-
For support, Hodges cited
Florida Statute 489.127(4)(c),
which essentially states that a
bona-fide contractor (one who
is certified, registered or au-
thorized to do business by a
local regulating board, etc.)
may not apply for, or obtain, a
building permit for construc-
tion work unless said contrac-
tor ''has entered into a
contract, to make improve-
mients.to6,-r perform the con-
tracting at, the real property
specified in the application or
Bullock's response was
that Jefferson County's con-
struction fee schedule is di-
vided into two categories -
commercial and residential -
and applied accordingly.
For commercial struc-
tures, the contractor must sub-
mit a copy. of the building
contract, which document is
then evaluated against a pre-
determined scale, he said.
"On residential permits,
we don't use the contractor-

where the action is and we
could better cover the news of
Monticello, this location was
perfect for our needs," said
"Once we are moved into
our new location we plan to
have an open house and invite
all of our patrons, sub-
scribers, and county resi-
dents to stop by and see our
"new" building and enjoy re-
freshments with us," Greene

Cont. From Page 1

customer contract," Bullock
said. "It's done by our own
evaluation instead, based on
. the square footage."
While some jurisdictions
might maximize their rev-
enues by valuing interior ac-
cessories and such, the
objective of the local fee sched-
ule was to ensure compliance
with the code and charge fees
that were fair and based on an
average per-square footage for-
mula that took into account
both affordable and luxury
housing, Bullock said.
"Our permitting process
doesn't look at the interior of
a house in terms of acces-
sories," he said. "We go by the
square footage and the number
of plumbing fixtures and elec-
trical outlets. We charge for
the fixture but what you put on
it doesn't concern us."
An example would be a
homeowner who chose to have
a gold chandelier put on the
ceiling or a high-end toilet or
tub installed in the bathroom.
That would obviously raise the
value of the structure, but his
department didn't concern it-
self with such, Bullock said.
"Our attitude is that we
charge for the fixture and what
you put on it or the kind of ma-
terial doesn't concern us," he
said. "We don't try to squeeze
everything out of the budget.
We're not at that stage. We
charge a fee to cover the serv-
ice. We charge fees that are ap-
plicable to the service that we
As for the statute, Bullock
didn't dispute it. It was a given
that contractors must enter
contracts for the conduct of le-
gitimate business, he said. But
he didn't see how that was re-
lated to the county's flat fee

children. She consented to
the search, signed a release
and spoke with her
boyfriend, Dale Raymond
Watson, 40, by telephone, who
also consented to the search.
Upon searching the resi-
dence, investigators discov-
ered a black .22 caliber pistol
laying on the floor in the liv--
ing room; A spent round was
found in the pistol and there
were numerous live rounds
lying around the house
within the children's-reach.
A sandwich bag contain-
ing marijuana, partial mari-
juana plant and razor blades,
glass pipe and partial straws
with, methamphetamine
residue was found on a desk
in the living room.
A large metal container
was found buried behind the
shed in the back yard. The
box contained a methamphet-
amine lab.
During the search, Wat-
son came home from work
and was read the Miranda

Warning. Watson reportedly
admitted that the lab be-
longed to him and that he had
buried it behind the shed
about one week prior. He also
reported that he used to keep
it in theworkshop.
According to reports,
Watson said that the last time
he had cooked methampheta-
mine was about a week prior.
Watson also admitted that he
uses methamphetamine and
that he'also sells it.
Florida Department of
Law Enforcement agents re-
sponded to process the scene,
where they found all of the
pre cursor materials neces-
sary to manufacture
methamphetamine, in and
around the lab; including
packets. of pseudohedrine
found in a burn pile near the
shed, Heet, six bottle of Io-
dine, hydrogen peroxide, 12
boxes of matches with the
strikers removed, red phos-
phorus material, acetone,
Coleman camping fuel, hot

Library Director

requirements; Boyd noted that
the library represented one of
the county's valuable assets.
"Today it's a model library
for small counties," Boyd said.
And the reason that it had
become a model, he said, was
because it had enjoyed excel-
lent leadership in the past. He
named former directors such
as Sandy Newell, Cheryl
Turner and Linda Hamadani
as indicative of the caliber of
leadership that he was refer-
ring to.
"We've had a series of
good directors over the years
who have gotten us here,"
Boyd said. "And the one thing
that all had in common was
that they had Masters of Sci-
ence in Library Information
Studies. My suggestion is that
we cast a broad net to see if we
get a bigger pool of qualified
people to continue the leader-
ship of excellence."
He also wanted two of the
former directors, who still
resided in Jefferson County, to
be part of the search and se-
lection committee, he said.
Boyd identified the two past di-
rectors as Turner, now head of
Wilderness Coast Libraries,
and Hamadani, who is retired.
Members of the present

search and selection commit-
tee are County Coordinator
Roy Schleicher; his assistant,
John McHugh; Betty Messer, a
retired assistant school super-
intendent and member of the
Friends of the Library, and
Commissioner Felix "Skeet"
Joyner, whom Boyd will now
Schleicher offered that the
director's position had already
been advertised and four ap-'
plications had been received,
with one of the applicants sub-
sequently dropping out. The
current requirements, how-
ever, did not call for a Masters
Degree, he said. If the com-
mission's desire was for a per-
son with a Masters, the
requirements would have to be
clarified, he said.
Schleicher thought it also
important that if a Masters
Degree was to be required, the
$41,000 salary should be adver-
tised upfront, as he did not
think that individuals with the
required credentials would
apply for the job at such a
salary As for Hamadani's par-
ticipation, he noted that she
had declined to serve on the
committee previously.
The other commissioners
expressed qualms about mak-


plate, Pyrex jars, tubing and
funnels were all found at the
scene, and all used in the
manufacture of methamphet-
Watson was arrested,
transported to the County
Jail and charged with manu-
facture of methamphetamine
while armed, possession of
methamphetamine parapher-
nalia, and possession of mar-
ijuana, less than 20 grams.
Investigators spoke with
Wa'tson at the Jail, who told
investigators .where he
learned to cook methamphet-
amine and which method he
used to cook the narcotic.
A total of $78,000 bond
was set; $75,000 for the manu-
facture of methamphetamine
while armed charge; $2,500
for the possession of
methamphetamine parapher-
nalia charge; and $500 for the
possession of marijuana
Watson remained in the
County Jail Monday, Dec. 15.

Cont. From Page 1

ing a Masters Degree a strict
requirement, as opposed to in-
dicating a strong preference
for it. Commissioner Steven
Fulford noted that although he
himself possessed a Masters,
the degree didn't necessarily
ensure capability Experience.
could equally qualify an indi-
vidual and be desirable, he
His suggestion was that
the requirement be expressed
as a preference for a Masters,
but that the door should be left
open for experience as a possi-
ble substitute, with a salary
range that allowed for accom-
modation of different leyelsof
experience. .. 1 o
S Boyd ultimately' iad to
amend 'his motion several
times to satisfy the concerns
of his colleagues. In the end,
commissioners voted unani-
mously to re-advertise the po-
sition, with a stated
preference for applicants pos-
sessing a Masters and the
$41,000 salary to be stated up-
Boyd indicated that he
would contact Turner and
Hamadani and recruit their
expertise in the search and se-
lection of a new library direc-

Cont. From Page 1

county's behalf.
Joyner labeled the pur-
chase of the 10-acre prop-
erty at the head of the
Wacissa River a signifi-
cant and fortuitous event
that had largely come
about because of th� work
of the legislative commit-
tee. He was referring
specifically to the $500,000
of fiscally constraint
money that the county
used to purchase the prop-
The fiscally con-
straint act, which assures
this and other small rural
counties across the state
of receiving hundred of
thousands of dollars an-
nually for a 10-year period,
resulted from legislation
that the legislative com-
mittee helped champion.
"We carried the ban-
ner for rural counties,"
Joyner said of the com-
mittee. "Jefferson County
was one of the leaders in
getting this legislation
passed. Without it, this
day wouldn't have come."
Joyner proceeded to
recognize the members of
the legislative committee,
as well as the many other
individuals, groups and
agencies that were repre-
sented at the event or that
had contributed to the ac-
quisition effort in one way
or another. Among the
many named were David
Still, executive director of

the Suwannee River Water
Management District
(SRWMD), Congressman
Allen Boyd, the Florida Bi-
cycle Association, the Di-
vision of Forestry, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
and Palmetto Expeditions.
Bailar next related a
brief history of the apqui-
sition effort beginning in
2004, when the Jefferson
County Commission had
given the committee the
specific task of securing
the purchase.
"Like they say of
sausage making, you don't
want to know the process,"
Bailar said. "We knocked
on the door of every or-
ganization and everybody
said it was a wonderful
idea, but nobody would
pay $1 million for the prop-
erty, which is what the
Wilson family was asking.
Especially as the highest
appraisal that we could get
for the property was
$12,000 an acre."
That was when the
SRWMD had gotten in-
volved and become a linch-
pin in the negotiations
when it purchased an ad-
jacent 22-acre parcel that
it now planned to lease to
the county, making for a
total 32-acre parcel, Bailar
said. Next, Lloyd resident
Mark Glisson, a former
land acquisition specialist
with the Florida Depart-

Monticello News Photo By Laz Aleman December 13, 2008'

Following the comments by public officials and others,
attendees enjoyed food and refreshments and few took
free canoe or kayak rides.

ment .of Environmental
Protection who had con-
tact with the Wilson fam-
ily, and County Attorney
Paul Sparkman, had got-
ten involved in the negoti-
ation and pretty much
sealed the deal.
The next step, Bailar
said, was to develop the
site into a world-class park
that would attract eco-
tourism and preserve and
protect the area's natural
"It 'will be a slow
process, but we're going to
do it right," Bailar said.
"We're talking with a lot
of people so that we don't
reinvent the wheel and so
that it's preserved and

managed for generations
to come."
Curt Kiser, a former
Florida Senate Republican
minority leader and mem-
ber of the legislative com-
mittee, addressed the
gathering next to last.
Kiser praised Jeffer-
son County officials for
having the foresight to
dream, for their pursuit of
the fiscally constraint leg-
islation, and for their use
of some of the fiscally con-
straint money for the pur-
chase of the Wacissa River
property. A member of the
Florida Wildlife Federa-
tion and recipient of the
highest of awards from
the Florida Audubon Soci-

ety, Kiser is active in envi-
ronmental and conserva-
tion causes, such as the
recently adopted Amend-
ment 10.
He urged the audience
to abide by the heartfelt
words that Chief Seattle
of the Suquamish tribe
had uttered in 1851, when
the federal government
persuaded his people to
sell two million acres in
Washington State's Puget
Sound for $150,000.
".How can you buy or
sell the sky, the warmth of
the land?" Kiser read ex-
tensively from Chief Seat-
tle's speech. "The idea is
strange to us. If we do not
own the freshness of the
air and the sparkle of the
water, how can you buy
"Every part of this
earth is sacred to my peo-
ple. Every shining pine
needle, every sandy, shore,
every mist in the dark
woods, every clearing and
humming insect is holy in
the memory and experi-
ence of my people. The
sap, which courses
through the trees, carries
the memories of the red
"...So, we will consider
your offer to buy our land.
But it will not be easy. For
this land is sacred to us.
This shining water that
moves in the streams and
rivers is not just water but

the blood of our ancestors.
If we sell you the land, you
must remember that it is
sacred, and you must
teach your children that it
is sacred and that each
ghostly reflection in the
clear water of the lakes
tells of events and memo-
ries in the life of my peo-
ple. The water's murmur
is the voice of my father's
"The rivers are our
brothers, they quench our
thirst. The rivers -carry
our canoes, and feed our
children. If we sell you our
land, you must remember,
and teach your children,
that the rivers are our
brothers and yours, and
you must henceforth give
the rivers the rivers the
kindness you would give
any brother..."
Nancy Wideman, coor-
dinator of the Tourist De-
velopment Council (TDC),
spoke last. Wideman spoke
of her organization's two
goals. The first was to pro-
mote the city and county's
historical and cultural re-
sources, she said. The sec-
ond was to promote
ecotourism, of which the
Wacissa River would form
a cornerstone of the ef-
fort, she said.
Following the cere-
mony, people enjoyed hot
dogs, chips and sodas and
few took advantage of free
canoe rides.

Monticello News * 5A

Wednesday, December 17, 2008





Alice Lucretia Germon, age 71, of Tallahassee, died
on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at her home in Miccosukee.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, December 15,
2008 at 2:00 pm from Concord AME Church in Miccosu-
kee. Viewing/visitation was on Sunday at Tillman Fu-
neral Home (850-997-5553) in Monticello, from 2:00-6:00 pm.
A native of Trenton, NJ, Mrs. Germon was a longtime
resident of the Los Angeles, CA area before moving to
Miccosukee almost twenty years ago. She was a retired
accountant for the FL Department of Revenue after 17
years of service. She was a former owner of Jake's
County Kitchen and Pope Floorcovering, Inc.
Survivors include her children, Lenne (Lennox) Mal-
colm of Visalia, CA, Jerome (Demetria) Pope of Monti-
cello, Tracy Germon (Spencer) Ardley of Long Beach, CA,
Antonia Germon of Long Beach, CA and Sebastian Ger-
mon of Lake City, FL, along with 12 grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and

Diane Aman Wade, age 59, died Thursday December
11, 2008 in Monticello, FL.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday De-
cember 13, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church, 285 N. Magno-
lia Street, Monticello; Interment followed at Ebenezer
Church Cemetery The family received friends Friday, De-
cember 12, 2008 at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello
Chapel, (850-997-5612) 485 E. Dogwood Street, Monticello.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Covenant
Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehi Road, Suite 102, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32308.
Diane was a native of Monticello, a bookkeeper at Jef-
ferson Ace Hardware Store, and a member of Calvary
Baptist Church. Her greatest rewards were her grand-
Diane is survived by her two daughters Tisa (Davy)
Young of Tallahassee, Nicki "Stephanie" (Cliff) Neel of
Crawfordville, one brother Kevin (Leah) Aman of Monti-
cello, two sisters Mary Alice Barclay of Crystal River,
Florida and HenryEtta (Jerry) Boatwright of Monitcello
and five grandchi drel Paig6 Red, Rile- Younig. T.J.
iVWvght. TroyNeelah Q1CyNeel.. i , .,,.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents Henry C
and Lottie Knight Aman.

Bingo in Boston 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. Thursday at the
Boston Community. Center
on Main Street in Boston,
GA. There is no charge to
play Prizes will also in-
clude homemade - baked
goods. Popcorn is free;
drinks and other refresh-
ments are available. Spon-
sored by the Boston Business
Association and Boston
Community Club, this event
is held the third Thursday of
each month. Contact Alex at
229-228-6295 for more infor-
The Savvy Senior
monthly outreach program
will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday at the Monticello
Opera House. This free
monthly program is for sen-
iors who want to learn more
about creating .and main-
taining healthy, happy and
active lifestyles. Health
screenings and exhibitors
will be available; lunch will
be provided. Make reserva-
tions by calling 523-7333.
Contact Tequila Hagan, well-
ness coordinator for Capital
Health Plan Health Promo-
tions at 523-7491 for more in-
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at the
Christ Episcopal Church
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
2129 or 997-1955.
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday atnodn at
'the' l\ on ticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on

West .Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Contact
President James Muchovej at
980-6509 for club information.
USDA Commodities and
Second Harvest will welcome
volunteers to bag food pack:
ages 6:30 p.m. Friday for. dis
tribution 9-11 a.m. Saturday
at the New. Bethel,. AME
Church, 6496 Ashvillei.High-
way Contact Essie Norton at
997-5683 for information.
"Versace" Garage Sale
Friday and Saturday at 295
West Palmer Mill Road. Se-
lect from a variety of paint-
ings, collectibles, furniture,
architectural items, and

much more. Proceeds will
benefit the Tent of the Holy
Guests. Call 342-3541 for.
The Jefferson CoLUnty
High School Class of 1989 will
hold a class reunion meeting
2 p.m. Saturday at Apple Bees
on Apalachee Parkway in
Tallahassee. Contact Lemanl;
Ulee at 766-0060 if you plan to
attend, or not.
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at the Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information, call 997-
2129 or 997-1955.

Girl Scouthig is fun, and
builds girls of courage, con-
fidence, and character, who
Make -the world a better
place. Join with other girl's
"ages 8 to 12, Junior Troop
150, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the
first aid third Saturday of
each month at the
Grdenville United
*Methodist Church to learn
more about Girl Scouts. For
more information contact
co-leaders Janice and Sean
Carson at 948-6901 or contact
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.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008




Monticello Native Welcomes

Challenges At FAMU


Krystal Wilson

By Joy Williams
Capitol Bureau Reporter
Too much to handle"
doesn't apply to Krystal
Wilson. The Monticello na-
tive said she always looks
for more things to do.
As a fourth-year pro-
fessional MBA student at

Florida A&M University,
Wilson has been involved
in more than eight clubs
and organizations at
FAMU, and still she main"
tains a 3.2 GPA.
"Krystal -is not afraid
of a challenge," said her
mother, Mildred Wilson.


Photo Submitted
Camilla Graham, Stephanie Jarvis, Quinton Butler, and Gladys Roann

JES Students Help Enrich Food Bank

The food bank was enriched with sev-
eral hundred items of nonperishable food.
Compliments of Jefferson Elementary
PeaceBuilders Inc. chaired by Linda But-

Gladys Roann states)the food bank en-
ables her to assist.members of the student
body and. their families throughout the
year. Hunger occurs year round,not just
during the holidays.

She said her daughter's
courage and confidence
developed early.
"At the age of five, she
was ready to go to school,
but I could not get her reg-
istered in Jefferson
County," said Mildred Wil-
son. "I had to make provi-
sions for her attend school
in Tallahassee," she said.
Each morning at 7:15,
the 5-year-old was dropped
off at a bus stop at a local
shopping center. From
there, she rode the bus by
herself from Monticello to
Tallahassee, where she at-
tended North Florida
Christian School.
Though she rode
alone, without the comfort
and guidance of neither
her parents nor her two
older brothers, Keith and
Kendall Wilson, she was
ready -and determined to
begin school.
"When I see something
that sparks my interest
just a little bit, I go after it.
I'm open to trying new
things," Wilson said.
"If you believe in your-
self and work hard, you
can achieve anything no
matter how challenging it
may be" is Wilson's per-
sonal motto.
Her most recent
achievement is being
elected as vice president
of human resources. for
the Pi-Sigma Epsilon Busi- -
i ness Fraternity.
"Sometimes we don't
get out of meetings until
10 p.m.," said Wilson, who
believes that time must be
dedicated to get work
Wilson works on the
weekend, too. Every Sun-
day she drives 45 minutes
to her home church, Ford
Chapel AME. There, she
serves as the superintend-
ent of Sunday School and
sings in her church choir.
When her workload
starts to feel heavy, Wilson
pops in her favorite Gospel
CDs and calls her mom,
whom she considers one
of her best friends.
"My future goal is to
have my hands in all areas
of marketing. Being in-
volved in a lot of things is
preparing me for that,"
Wilson said.
"Krystal's a magnifi-
cent leader. She's caring,
selfless and always puts
others before' herself,"
said Keithen Mathis, a
friend at FAMU since 2005.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Girl Scout Council is
hoping to spread the word
to Florida's Brownie 'and
Junior Girl Scout troop
leaders about starting
Kids' Science Challenge
Partnering with the
Girl Scouts of the US, the
program is designed to be
a fun way to turn girls on

to science. Incentives for
Girl Scout teams who
enter the competition are
being offered.
The Kids' Science
Challenge is a nationwide
competition funded by the
National Science Founda-
tion, for third to sixth
Kids learn about four'
fun scientific fields and
then submit a question,
problem, or experiment to

be solved.
The scientific fields
are: flavor science, water
quality, skateboard engi-
neering, and the search for
life in outer space.
Winners will win a trip
to visit and collaborate
with the scientists and
turn their ideas into real-
ity And, they'll be featured
on Pulse of the Planet
radio programs
(www.pulseplanet.com) or
Kids Science Challenge
video podcasts.
There is also a commit-
ment from Dragonfly TV
for girl winners to be fea-
tured in its TV program,
Sci Girls.
The Kids' Science
Challenge website,
lenge.com includes down-
loadable science projects,
fun videos, educational
games, and lesson plans
for classroom or after-
school use that are aligned
to National Education

Consider Financial

Gifts to Family
Provided by Robert J. Davison
At this time of year, you may be thinking about finding the
"perfect" gifts for various family members. You can find any
number of thoughtful presents, but if you'd like to give
something that can have an impact long after the holiday
season is over, consider making-'a financial-.gift.
You could, of course, just write a check; But you maybe
able to do more fdr' youriintended recipients by finding a
more creative gift. Here are a few possibilities:
* Stocks - Many people have preferences for products
made by certain companies - and they may well
enjoy owning the stocks of those firms. Why not sur-
prise your family members with a few shares of these
stocks? If you decide to give shares from your own
portfolio, you'll'need to know what you originally paid
for the stock, how long you've held it and its fair mar-
ket value at the date of the gift. Recipients of your gift
will need this information to determine gains or losses
if they decide to sell the stock. You'll also need to de-
termine if you have to pay gift taxes. You can give up
to $12,000 per year, free of gift'taxes, to as many peo-
ple as you want; over your lifetime, you can give up to
$1 million without incurring gift taxes.
* Contributions to Section 529 plans - Over the past
several years, college tuition costs have increased sig-
nificantly. If you have a child (or grandchild) who will
be headed off to college in a few years, you may want
to open a Section 529 college savings plan. The con-
tribution limits are typically quite high for this type of
account, and your contributions may be tax-deductible
if you are participating in your own state's plan. Plus,
your earnings and withdrawals will be exempt from
federal taxes as long as the money goes .toward paying
qualified higher education expenses. (However, with-
drawals used for any other expenses may be subject to
federal, state and penalty taxes.)
* Contributions to an IRA - Many people don't fully
fund their IRA each year'- so any help you can give
toward that goal will be important. While you can't
contribute directly to someone else's IRA, you can
write a check to -the recipient for that purpose. For the
2008 tax year, the IRA contribution limit is $5,000
($6,000 for investors who are 50 or older). And the
deadline for making contributions for 2008 isn't until
April 15, 2009.
* Charitable gifts - You may want to make a financial'
gift to a charitable organization in the name of a loved
one. If this person supports the work done by the char-
itable group, he or she will greatly appreciate your
thoughtfulness. Furthermore, you'll get an immediate
'tax deduction for your gift, as long as the group has re-
ceived 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
By making any of these gifts, you'll brighten your family
members' holidays - and you'll know that your generosity
truly had an impact on their lives.

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
Financial Advisor
205 E. Washington Street .
Monticello, FL 32344
Bus. 850-997-2572 Fax 866-462-9184 l -
Cell 850-933-3329 -
robert.davison@edwardjones.com -
Making Sense of Investing



Jon D. Caminez
Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Ian Brown
Cary A. "Bo" Hardee, III


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

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'Biscuit helps her owner,
Judy Faircloth, who serves
as a bell-ringer for then Sal-
--- vation Army, collect funds �
6 ( for the group to be used lo-

SBiscuit is ready and
eager as she awaits Christ-
mas and the coming of-
Santa Claus. "Was that Monticello News Photo By
him?" she asks. Fran Hunt, December 10, 2008

Kids' Science Challenge

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monticello News * 7A


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The 4:H Staff decorated the Exteigibn
Office mule to participate in the JCMHS
Homecoming parade.


Monticello News
Staff Writer
Children from all over the world write to
Santa and give him a list of what they want
for Christmas. It used to be that children
were told by their parents to leave their let-
ters beside the window or chimney and one
',of Santa's elv-es would deliver it to Santa the
Q Mxf-nmorning.
These days, it's as easy mailing the letter
at the Monticello Post Office, where workers
read the letter and respond as Santa's
helpers, if there is a return address.
The US Postal Service has a form letter
written by Santa which is copied and sent out
to all the Jefferson County children who have
taken the time to write out their Christmas /
1 wish list. The reply,will read as follows: *
"Ho-ho-ho! Thank you for the nice letter. I
was delighted when I saw you had written to
me. I was eating some cookies, and I opened it
right away. I am always very happy when my A
friends write. A
"Things are quite busy at the North Pole.
Everyone is very excited. Mrs. Claus is trim-
tming the tree and the elves are working hard.
Rudolph and the other reindeer can't wait to
a make the trip on Christmas Eve. My elves
love this time of year and love reading your
letter too. We like it when you are kind to oth-
"I must get back to my workshop, so be
sure to wish everyone Happy Holidays from
Santa and remember to be good. Love Santa."
"Some offices have volunteers in their
communities who send toys, but here in Mon-
ticello, we send a letter from Santa to the chil-
dren who have return addresses." said Jim
Bennett of the Monticello Post Office.
Bennett even recalls a letter the Post Of-
fice received over the summer months from a
little boy wishing to get a head-start on his
Christmas wish list. "The boy had cut out pic-
tures from a catalogue so Santa could see ex-
actly what he wanted." Bennett explained.

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USDA To Conduct Request

For Referendum On Pork

Check Off Program

13, 2008 - The U.S. Depart-
ment . of Agriculture's
(USDA) Agricultural Mar-
keting Service (AMS) an-
nounced today that it will
conduct a Request for Ref-
erendum next month
among eligible producers
and importers of hogs,
pigs, pork, and pork prod-
ucts to determine if they
want a referendum on the
Pork Promotion, Research,
and Consumer Information
Order, commonly known as
the Pork Check off Pro-
gram. Participation is vol-
untary, and . only
individuals who desire a
referendum on the Pork
Check off Program should
USDA will only con-
duct a referendum on the
order if at least 15 percent
of the total number of eli-
gible pork producers and
importers request a refer-
endum. The total number
of producers and im-
porters eligible to partici-
pate in the Request for
Referendum is approxi-
mately 69,446; therefore, at
least 10,417 eligible produc-
ers and importers must re-
.quest a referendum. If
necessary, the referendum
will be conducted within
one year after the results of
the Request for Referen-
dum are announced. If re-
sults of the Request for
Referendum indicate that a
referendum is not sup-
ported, a referendum
would not be conducted.
The Request for Refer-
endum will be held Deq. 8,
2008 through Jan. 2, 2009.
Producers and importers
who were engaged in pork
production or in the impor-
tation of hogs, pigs, pork,
or pork products between
Jan. 1, 2007, and Dec. 31,
2007, and were at least 18
years of age on or before
Dec. 31, 2007, are eligible to
For producers, the Re-
quest for Referendum will
be conducted at the USDA
County Farm Service
Agency (FSA) offices where
their administrative farm
records are maintained.
For producers not partici-
pating in FSA programs,
the opportunity to partici-
pate will be provided at the
County FSA Office where

the person owns or rents
land. Eligible producers
may obtain form LS-54-1:
Pork Promotion, Research,
and Consumer Information
Request for Referendum
from those offices either in
person, by mail or by fac-
simile. Forms may also be
obtained at: http://www.
In order to vote, Form
LS-54-1 and supporting doc-
umentation, where applica-
ble, such as a sales receipt,
veterinary bill, feed bill,
copies of grower contracts,
cancelled check or proof of
payment must be returned
in person, by mail, or by.
facsimile to the appropriate
county FSA office by the
close of business Jan. 2,
2009. Form LS-54-1 and sup-
porting documentation re-
turned by mail must be
Postmarked no later than
midnight on Jan. 2, 2009,
and received by Jan. 9, 2009.
Importers may obtain
Form LS-54-1 through the
Marketing Programs
Branch, Livestock and Seed
SProgram, AMS, USDA or
via the Internet at:
Form LS-54-1 and accompa-
nying documentation, such
as Customs Form 7501, can
be returned in person, by
mail or by facsimile. Forms
returned by mail must be
postmarked no later than
midnight on Jan. 2, 2009,
and received by Jan. 9,2009.
It is recommended that the
form and supporting docu-
mentation be mailed via an
express service.
The Order is author-
ized by the Pork Promo-
tion, Research, and
Consumer Information Act
of 1985, part of the 1985
Farm Bill. The program be-
came effective on Sept. 5,
1986, and assessments
began Nov. 1, 1986. This
program is designed to
strengthen the position of
pork and pork products in
the marketplace.
If you have any ques-
tions concerning this
USDA Program, please call
the Jefferson/Leon/Wak-
ulla Farm Service Agency
at (850)997-2072 Ext. 2 or
stop by the office at 1244
North Jefferson Street,
Monticello, Florida 32344.


Congressman Allen Boyd
voted against legislation to
bail out the U.S. auto indus-
try, citing his concern that
this bailout will not be ben-
eficial to the taxpayers in
the long run.
The Auto Industry Fi-
nancing and Restructuring
Act (HR 7321) passed in the
House of Representatives
by a vote of 237 to 170 and
now awaits consideration
by the Senate.
"My top priorities are
to grow our economy and
protect the taxpayers, and I
am not convinced that bail-
ing out the U.S. auto indus-
try will do either of those
things," said Congressman
Boyd. "I believe that Amer-
ican capitalism is the great-
est economic system in the
world, and we have to let
the markets work.
The U.S. auto industry
has been struggling for
quite some time, and it's
very clear that they need to
make substantive, struc-
tural changes so that they
can compete in a global
The Auto Industry Fi-
nancing and Restructuring
Act would provide up to $15
billion in short-term bridge.
loans to aid the U.S. auto in-
dustry. Under this legisla-
tion, the President would
designate one or more indi-
viduals, known as a "car
czar," to hold the car com-
panies accountable for !de-
veloping and implementing
viable long-term restruc-
turing plans and to ensure
compliance on financing ef-
"Our nation is facing
serious economic chal-
lenges, and there is'a role
for the federal government
to play in stimulating our
economy," Boyd said.

fMly top priorities
are to grow
our economy and pro-
tect the taxpayers,
and I am not con.
vinced that bailing
out the U.S. auto' in.
dustry will do either
of those things," said
Congressman Boyd.

"However, committing tax-
payer dollars to a specific
* industry without any clear
strategy that the money
will be put to good use or
repaid is not the appropri-
ate role for the federal gov-
"I am hopeful that this
economic ,downturn will
result in a renewed interest
in Washington to clean up
the federal budget and ad-
dress our long-term fiscal,
challenges," Boyd contin-
*ued.... ,, : , . tf
"The first step is for;
our government to stop
spending more than it has
and start living within its
means. I look forward to
working in the next Con-
gress to implement fiscal
policies that will put our
country back on a path to-
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\lednesdlay, Deccciber 17, 2()008

Sh otner: Veteran. Teacher. Former

mlohrd Member, Post Com udMs



In 1982 Fred Shofner, center, is presented with
a Meritory Service Medal by Col. Davis, one of
the many he would receive.


B:rhrofner in Germany in 1980.
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; :Maggie and Fred Shofner at a Military Ball.

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Fred Shofner as Jefferson County School
S .' Board Member.

ailaniging Editor
Fred Shofner began
his military career when
he enlisted in the National
Guard Unit of Quincy, in
1965. For eight years. he
served in the Guard and
underwent military train-
ing. which ultimately led
him to resign from the
Guard and enlist in tht-
Arm_. in hi7.;
He has been married
to his wife. Maggie. for 4-12
years, and has a son and a
daughter, and grandchil-
dren. Speaking of Maggie.
he said. "She has been a
good partner."
Moving back to his
military career. Shofner
said: "As I rose in rank, I
sharpened my leadership
skills, and I enjoyed help-
ing others develop their
skills as \ell."
He -was the second in-
dividual in Florida to earn
the Recruiting Badge,
which took place in 1971.
"It felt good to be recog-
nized." he said, and ex-
plained that the program
began in St. Augustine
and involved training re-
After serving 7.5 years
in the Guard and 19.5
years in the Army, Shoft.
ner resigned Jan. 30. 1992.
Shortly afterward. he
became involved with a
JROTC program in Ala.
bamna. In 199.3, the JROTC
Program wkas created at
the then Jefferson County
High School. and Shofner
was hired as an Assistant
Army InVstructor. working
with Army Instructor Col.
William Davis.
Eight years went byN
during which Shofner
served with four superi-
ors, prior to his resigna-
tion from the school
system in 2001. During
this time frame, the JCHS
JROTC Program distin-
gu ished itself on many oc-
casions. in a variety of
competitions during tihe
year, and attended stum-
metr camp where cadets
engaged in activities such
as obstacle courses. rap-
pelling, rock climbing,
and similar skilled e\,ents
There were times
when the IJR(TC was en.
route to wherever, and
would stop to eat. Know-
Inl that some cade-ts did
not have the money neces-
sar':. he often dul 1 into his-

own pocket to add enough
money to the pot so all
were fed.
Shofner was always
the epitome of the career
soldier, and looked and
acted in proper military
manner. He had the knack
of looking fierce, when in
reality he has a heart of
gold. or as the cliche goes.
his bark is worse than his
Teaching was a talent
which seemed to come nat-
urally for him. Cadets ad-
mired and respected him,
and this was mutual.
Shofner cared about his
cadets and they loved him
for this. Each year at the
Awards Ceremony, Shoft-
nor took great pride in
presenting awards to
those who earned them.
and the pride he felt in
honoring his cadets \\as
*"There was nothing I
did myself. The cadets did
the work. I w\'as just the
mentor and the coach." he
To this day Shofner
continues to meet former
cadets, or students he
knew in passing. or whose
siblings he taught, and
they never fail to stop to
talk about the days he
spent at JCHS. "To me. my
cadets where like my own
kids." he remarked.
Following his resigna-
tion from JCHS in 2001.
Shofner assumed a simi-
lar position in Liberty
County, which he resigned
when he was elected to the
Jefferson County School
Boa rd.
He served one four
year term on the Board
and lost the re-election.
While on the School
Board, Shoftner was al-
ways courteous and pro-
fessional, and worked
with the Board as a unit.
"Like any team, a board
can only be successful
when working as a unit,"
he believes.
Since his term on the
School Board, Shofner has
served one term as Com-
mander of American Le.
gion Post n 49. and has
since been elected for a
second term.
Reminiscing about h is
life, he said: "There's been
more good than bad. Prob.
lems are to leaders what
fire is to iron. and both are
temllered in the process."

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'Monticello News
:Staff Writer
One military unit
:after another marched
:away from Jefferson
-County after the word
:was given. Women
:sewed flags with slo-
gans for their favorite
:units. Parades were
'held in honor of the
departing soldiers.
;The ceremonies of ex-
citement were accom-
panied by a practical
:standstill in business
activities and the
:gradual disintegra-
tion of ties with the
'United States.
; The martial, activ-
ity contributed to a
feeling of disruption
'in the county. Provi-
sions were made for
,representation of
Florida in the Confed-
erate provisional gov-
*ernment while the
representatives to the
:United States were
leaving Washington.
Many institutional
arrangements re-
-mained unchanged.
,State and local offi-
.cials retained their of-
.fices and continued to
function. . J. Wayles
-Baker, the presiding
judge of the circuit
.court throughout the
;late 1850's, continued
'to hold court in the
[county during the
:Civil War. He was still
:serving on the bench
when the Confederate
-armies came home in
John Milton re-
'placed Madison Perry
as governor, but that
was the result of a
normal election held
before secession. The
county's 1860 legisla-
tive delegation in-
cluded John

Finlayson in the sen-
ate and James S. Rus-
sell, Pickens Bird, and
Burton W. Bellamy in
the house. Bird and
Bellamy didn't return
in 1861, but Finlayson
and Russell did. This
degree of turnover
was consistent with
that. of that past 15
years. The county
commission was com-
posed of Mathew H.
Strain, James S.
Walker, William J.
Bailey, Calvin Davis,
and George W. Tay-
lor. Strain and Bailey
soon left to enter mili-
tary service, but the
other three men
stayed on the commis-
sion which looked
after the affairs of the
county just as it had
always done. James
D. Morris continued
as tax collector and
Valentine Clem, oper-
ator of a local show
shop, was the sheriff.
The Confederate gov-
ernment was opera-
tional in a short time
and began assuming
many of the functions
formerly carried out
by the US at the same
time it was taking
over direction for the
war. In the meantime
the state acted as an
independent and sov-
ereign government,
sometimes in con-
junction with other
seceded states. It
raised a military
force, used it to ac-
quire property from
the United States, and
equipped it with
money appropriated
by the state legisla-
Partially because
Florida and the other
Southern states were
already dealing with

the military situation
while the Confeder-
acy was being formed
and partially because
of the prevailing
views regarding state
sovereignty, the
Florida government
took the initiative in
several areas which
would subsequently
cause conflicts with
the confederate gov-
Several early acts
of the legislature were
necessitated by needs
of the moment. All
cases pending in the
abandoned federal
courts were trans-
ferred to the new state
circuit courts, 'but all
processes at law for
debts were stayed
until fhe first Monday
in 1862. The state
property tax, which
was one sixth of one
percent, remained the
same throughout the
'course of the war, but
the 1861 legislative
confused the situation
somewhat by sus-
pending the payment
of 1860, through 1861
taxes until the follow-
ing year.
A problem which
quickly escaladed was
the necessity for rap-
idly raising money to
support the vastly, in-
creased costs of gov-
ernment. The basis of
the expansion of the
state's credit and
monetary system was
the land. On the basis
of the land, Florida is-
sued treasury notes
and eight percent 20-
year bonds. Four days
after the state seceded
the governor was au-
thorized to issue
$500,000 in treasury
notes-legal tender
for all payments to the

state. Banks were au-
thorized to suspend
specie payments, an
act which tended to
straighten the treas-
ury notes. A bond
issue of $500,000 was
authorized, but sales
were slow. The result
was that treasury
notes were the major
source of funds with
which the state paid
current expenses for
supplies to state
troops, supplies for in-
digent families; and
maintenance of hospi-
tals on Florida as well
as near the battle-
fields where state sol-
diers were serving.
Notes were also used
to pay some Confeder-'
ate taxes levied on the
The legislature
tried to uphold the
value of its notes, and
for a while it suc-
ceeded. When Confed-
eracy treasury notes
also began circulating
they were worth less
than the state notes.
Since people' paid
their taxes in the
cheaper money, the
Confederate notes
flowed into the state
treasury. While the
legislature declared
against the Confeder-
ate currency to be
"traitorous", there
was no effective way
of preventing this two
price system.
State treasury
notes gradually began
declining along with
those of the Confeder-
acy. By late 1862 bank
notes had ceased to
circulate. Each suc-
cessive legislative ses-
sion authorized more
paper money. Alto-
gether the state was

authorized to issue
$2,450,000 in treasury
notes and $500,000
worth of bonds. By the
end of the war, the
state and the Confed-
eracy treasury notes
constituted virtually
the only circulating
money and both were
drastically depreci-
ated in terms of gold.
The legislature
was also concerned
with the slaves: as
many whites men left
for military service. A
new patrol law was
enacted in late 1861,
consolidating and
clarifying the several
existing statues on the
subject. County com-
missioners were
charged with respon-
sibility for patrol
duty. They appointed
three-member com-
mittees in each of the
eight justice of the
peace districts. The
committees were to
assign citizens to
move around at night
and apprehend any
slaves who were away
from their premises
without written per-
mission. They were
authorized to enter
and search slave cab-
ins and administer
whippings up to 20
lashes if offenders.
were discovered. Be-
cause some of the pa-
trol committee
members soon en-
tered military service,
replacements were
The patrol system
was unsatisfactory.
The 1863 county grand
jury called attention
to the "neglect of the
Patrol Committees ap-
pointed by the county
commission with the
exception of one com-

mittee." The local leg-
islative delegation at-
tempted to obtain a
new law creating a po-
lice force for the
county. It would have
made all white citi-
zens , of Jefferson
County between the
ages of 16 and.60 a po-
lice force, to be organ-
ized and made subject
to the direction of a
superintendent of po-
lice appointed by the
commissioners. Its
duties would have
been similar to those
of the existing patrols-
but there would have
been a $20 -fine for
delinquency. But the
bill never became
Although the po-
lice law was not im-
plemented in the
county, there actually
seems to have been
little need for it. The
slaves remained on
the plantations and
performed their du-
ties in most cases just
as they always-had. In
the latter part of the
war, bands of desert-
ers and Unionist raid-
ing parties drove
some slaves off sev-
eral plantations in the
southern part of the
county, but that was a
military problem and
not easily dealt with
by the patrols.
Through the ex-
citement of men being
sent to the battlefields
for fame and glory,
the economic strug-
gles of the South were
proving to be more
and more of a hassle.
With trade to the
North being cut off
due to the War, ac-
quiring much needed
items proved to be dif-
ficult for both sides.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008





MonticellQ News Photo By Debbie Snapp, December 10, 2008
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Lady Tigers Drop Two

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson Lady
Tigers varsity basketball
team fell to 0-5 on the sea-
son after dropping the
past two games.
Lady Tigers suffered a
hard-fought and close 52-
50 loss to John Paul II in
overtime on Dec. 4. Coach
Steve Hall said that
though the Lady Tigers
average about 45 points
per game, they have still
proven unable to pull out a

Scoring for Jefferson
were Latoya Footman
with 14 points and 8 re-
bounds; Keneshia Coates,
5 points, 4 rebounds and 6
assists; Alicia Smith
scored 8 points with 8 as-
sists and 2 rebounds;
Emily Howell, 2 points, 5
assists and 3 rebounds;
Samiria Martin scored 19
points with 12 rebounds
for a double-double, and 4
assists; and A. Norton, 1I
point, 5 rebounds and 1 as-
The Lady Tigers were
defeated by the Taylor

County Lady Bulldogs Dec.
8, for a 62-19 loss.
"The Lady Tigers
couldn't get it started and
fell behind early in the
game," said Hall. "We just
couldn't get hot, and we
lacked in defense."
Scoring for Jefferson
were Coates, with 7 points,
4 assists; Smith, 6 points, 6
assists; Footman, 2 points,
8 rebounds and 3 assists;
and Martin, 2 points, 10 re-
bounds and 3 assists.
Lady Tigers face
Franklin County, 6 p.m.,
Friday. Dec. 19, here.

JV Warriors Defeat

Munroe 40-34

Monticello News
Staff Writer
JV Warriors defeated
Munroe, 40-34, Dec. 8, to
stand 2-2 on the season.
The Warriors dropped
in 11 of 42 (26 percent) from
the field, missed-9 from the
three-point zone, and buck-
dted 18 of 40 (46 percent)
from the free-throw line for
40 points, 18 assists, 15 of-
fensive and 33 defensive re-
bounds, 17 fouls; 13
block/steals, and 13
Marcus Roberts hit 1 of
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point zone and netted 6 of
10 (60 percent) from the
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sists, 3 offensive and 4 de-
fensive rebounds, 4 fouls, 2
block/steals, and 1
Tyler Jackson missed 4
from the field, and buck-
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from the free-throw line,
had 2 assists, 1 offensive
and 3 defensive rebounds, 2
fouls, 3 block/steals, and 1
Trent Roberts netted 5
of 11 (45 percent) from the
field, and 1 of 4 (25 percent)
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8 offensive, and 18 defen-
sive rebounds, 3 fouls, and
2 block/steals.
Corey Burrus missed 6
from the field and 5 from
the three-point-zone and
bucketed 2 of 11 (18 per-
cent) from the free-throw
line for two points, had 7 as-
sists, 2 defensive rebounds
1 block/steal and 6
Kent Jones hit 2 of 12
(17 percent) from the field,
missed 1 from the three-
point zone and bucketed 5
of 10 (50 percent) from the
free-throw line, had 3 as-
sists, 2 offensive and 2. de-
fensive rebounds, 1 foul, 1
block/steal and 4
Josh Funderburke had
1 defensive rebound;
Spencer DePaola netted 3
of 3 (100 percent) from the
field and missed 1 at the
free-throw line for 6 points,
had 1 assist, 1 offensive and
2 defensive rebounds, 4
fouls, and 4 block/steals;
GH Liford had 1 defensive
rebound and 1 turnover;
Levi Cobb had 2 fouls; and
Cody Kelly had 1 foul.
The Warriors faced
Munroe Friday, Dec. 12, but
statistics were not avail-
able at press time,
The next contest of the
season is against Branford,
5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19,
there. '

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy middle school
girls' basketball team
climbed to 6-0 on the sea-
son after traveling to
Dasher, GA, and talking
on the Georgia Christian
Academy Lady Gener-
als,Tuesday, Dec. 9, and
returning with a 39-19 vic-
tory under their belts.
The girls drew first
blood on the board and
maintained the lead
through the first quarter,
which ended, 13-4. All
five of Aucilla's starting
squad scored in the first
half, taking the Lady War-
riors' lead to 25-10.
In the third quarter,
the Lady Generals scored
only 2 compared to Au-
cilla's 14. Aucilla did not
score during the fourth,
and the Lady Generals

took 7.
Leading the score-
.board for the Lady'War-
riors, Brooke Kinsley,
with 13 points and, 4
Brooke Kinsey scored
9 points; Pamela Watt, 6
points, 4 rebounds and 8
steals; Michaela Metcalfe,
5 points and 6 steals;
Ashli Cline, 2 points, 5 re-
bounds, and 4 steals; and
Ashley Schofill and Jes-
sica Welch each scored 2
"These ladies are

playing very well this sea-
son and working very
Swell together," said Coach
Derrick Burrus. "We
have good depth in every
position and are looking
forward to the second
half of the season."
Aucilla faced off
against .Steinhatchee Dec.
11 but statistics were not
available at press time.
The young Lady War-
riors return to the hard-
wood against Maclay, 3
p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6,

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Description of Property
PARCEL NUMBER: 10-1N-3E-0810-0000-0390 4.60 Acres
PT Lot 39 Hiawatha Farms Subd.
Plat Bk B Pg. 88 ORB 156 P 549
Name in which assessed Donato A. & Maureen Castano
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