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141th Year No. 4 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 50 46 +40
Impact Fe

Monticello News'
Senior Staff Writer
Opponents of im-
pact fees packed the
courthouse on Thursday
night, Jan. 15, demand-
ing that the County
Commission follow "the
will of the people" and
abolish the measures,
which they argued are
impeding economic de-
velopment and burden-
ing ordinary folks.
Impact fees are a
forin of taxation levied
on new construction to
ensure that newcomers
help pay for the costs as-
sociated with the addi-
tional service demands
created by growth. The
fees are intended to as-
sure that existing prop-
erty owners don't
entirely shoulder the
burden of growth..
At least 15 individu-
als addressed the board
Thursday \ night, with
the various speakers
representing either the
business community or
ordinary people. Their
'arguments were mostly
anecdotal and to the
point that the impact
fees were hindering.
businesses and eco-
nomic development and
unduly burdening aver-
age people who in some
instances couldn't af-
ford the basic need of
shelter because of the
costly fees. A few of the
Please See
Impact Fees Page 4A

Email Reveals



Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
An email circulated
by impact fees oppo-
nents prior to Thurs-
day's public hearing
reveal a well-coordi-
nated and orchestrated
effort to. pressure offi-
cials into the immediate
abolishment of the fees.
The email, which
originated with Paul
Michael, apparent head
of the Citizens for a
Strong Economy, was
widely circulated -
even to some members
of the media. The email
urges "instigating" as
many calls and emails
as possible to commis-
sioners and "over-
whelming" the latter
Please See
Email Page 4A

Monticello News Photos by Fran Hunt, January19, 2009
The Care Charter School of Excellence float in the MLK parade states the theme of the day, "King's Dream and

Have a Dream" and
singing, "We Shall Over-
come", and one entry
which really struck the
theme of the event was
that of the Charter
School of Excellence.
The float banner read;
"King's Dream,
Obama's Vision" and
pictured hands of black
and White reaching for
each other.
Keeping the beat of
the parade with drums
and trumpets, as they
rang out "Eye, of. the
Tiger" was the Jefferson
County Mliddle 'High
School Marching Band.
Entries listed in the
parade provided by Pa-
rade Coordinator Ger-
rold Austin were:
Sheriff David Hobbs
and Police .Chief Fred
Mosley, EMS, JROTC
Color Guard and cadets,
JCMHS Marching Band,
JES PeaceBuilders, Pa-

rade Grand Marshall,
JCMHS Principal Geral-
dine Wildgoose, Jeffer-,
son County Senior
Citizens Center; and the
Boys and Girls Club.
Also, County Tax
Collector Lois Hunter.
Rhythm Rushers Band,
New Bethel AME youth,
Mount Olive youth, Roo-
sevelt'. Whitfield,
Women's Health Min-
istry, Red Hats Circle of
-Love, Jackson Hewitt
Thx Services, Sunshine
Riders of Tallahassee,
Rickards High School
Band, and Chi Upsilon
Omega AK.
Also, Hickory Hill
youth, MLK Jr. Center,
John White Chapter
#60, Carrie White Boone
Assembly, Fellowship
'MBC youth, Bethel
AME youth, Memorial
MBC youth, 4.0 Mustang
Club, Health Depart-
ment mobile, Florida

Democratic Party,
Multi-Purpose Center,
and Bookmobile.
Also, Red Cross,
Washington Bouncing
Babies, Ray's Odd Jobs,
DJ Sapp, Care Charter
School of Excellence,
JCMHS Cheerleaders,
Mt. Zion Youth, Radio
Station 102.3, Fred
Alexander Grand State
Assembly, Radio Station
96.1, Get a Head Start,
Big Bend Inc., St, John
MBC, dune buggies, Jef-
ferson County Youth
Club Inc., Tyger Tales,
antique cars, Color M
Purple, riding lawn
mowers, and Williams
Family reunion.
Shortly after arriv-
ing at the. Recreation
Park, the sky became
thickly overcast, the
wind picked up and the
temperature began to
Please See
MLK Page 4A

Obama's Vision."
Monticello News
Staff Writer
Though the: morn-
ing began with a slight
chill in the :air, the
NAACP 29th Annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Me--
morial Parade and, Fes-
tival drew more than 50
entries and was well at-
tended by hundreds of
By the time the pa-
rade began at 10 a.m.,
the sky had cleared witl "
slight periodic cool
breezes and sunshine.
The crowd along South
Jefferson Street where
the parade began was
slim, but thickened with
spectators as the parade
neared the Recreation
The different en-
tries in the parade kept
the spirit of Dr. Martin
Luther King, carrying
banners quoting, "I

Father Of Five Losses Home To Fire

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A county single-fa-
ther of five lost his
home recently to fire,
and the mobile home
was declared a total
Jefferson County
Fire Rescue reported
that at approximately
10:55 a.m. on Thursday,
Jan. 8, a call came in to
firefighters to respond
to a structure fire lo-
cated at 419 Whippoor-
will Road off CR 59.
Jefferson County
Fire Rescue personnel,
just happened to be
working at the new
Lloyd Volunteer Fire
Department 24-hour sta-
tion when the call came
in, so firefighters were
able to respond immedi-
ately, since Whippoor-
will is located
practically right around
the corner. Lloyd volun-
teers also responded to
the blaze.
Upon arrival, flames
were emerging from
window and coming out

Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, January 15,. 2009

from under the roof of
the structure, but were
quickly extinguished by
County Fire Rescue
Chief Jim Billberry re-
ported that the mobile
home was declared a
total loss because of the
amount of damage
caused by the fire, heat,

smoke and water.
Red Cross was noti-
fied to supply Mike
Rowell and his children
with money for lodging,
clothing, and the like.
The State Fire Mar-
shall's Office was called
in to determine the
cause of the blaze.
Billberry added that

though the 24-hour sta-
tion was not yet com-
plete in Lloyd, this was
the third occasion that
having firefighters
working there had come
in handy mainly due to
it's location within the
county and response
time being cut down

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Man Charged

In Hit And-Run
Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Monticello man
was charged Sunday, in a
hit and run crash,. in
which a Georgia, man
was seriously injured.
Florida Highway Pa-
trol Trooper Bill Grubbs
reported that at 5 p.m.,
Jan. 18, Stanley E.
Brooks, 52, of Boston,
GA, was driving a 1985
Toyota four-door heading
southbound on US-19.
Ruben Hernandez,
19, of Monticello, was
driving a 1994 Toyota
SUV eastbound on
Tecumseh Rd. and cross-
ing US-19 to turn left and
travel northward, failing
to yield for Brooks' vehi-
The front of Brooks'
vehicle struck the left
side of Hernandez's vehi-
cle at the 'intersection,
and Hernandez fled the
Brooks' vehicle came
to a rest facing east
across both southbound
lanes of-traffic.
Responding, to the
scene were County Sher-
iff David Hobbs and three
deputy sheriffs who as-
sisted Grubbs at the
scene. Hobbs and one of
the deputies went to the
residence of Hernandez,.
where he was retrieved
and brought back to the
Please See Hit
and Run Page 4A


Permits Move

Upward In


Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
After hitting a record
low of 21 in November,
the combined number of
building permits that the
city and county issue re-
turned to the more typi-
cal number of 38 in
The valuation of res-
idential or home permits
also rose dramatically, to
$1,024,487 in December,
from the low of $47,248
recorded in November.
The residential valuation
was $747,614 in Novem-
ber 2007.
Meanwhile, the valu-
ation of commercial per-
mits was $58,499 and the
valuation of all other
permits (including addi-
tions, re-roofs and non-
residential structures,
etc.) was $452,899 in De-
cember. The correspon-
ding figures were
$106,896 and $325,665 in
November and zero and
$166,730 in December
Please See Build-
ing Permits Page 4A

Around Jeff.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009



Today, January 21, is
my youngest daughter's
birthday. Brooke turns 14.
years old today.
Each year just seems
to fly by. It seems like just
last year, truly, that I had
two young children. Now,
they are 14 and 16, which
would also bring on the
reality that if they are now
14 and 16 that means I'm
not in my 20's anymore.
My, oh my, where have
the years gone?
Brooke hasn't changed
much through the years.
Her personality has
remained true in the last
14 years. She is tender
hearted, .but refuses to
allow anyone to see her
cry. She will tough out any
situation and remain
"strong" to the end.
We have always lov-
ingly 'called Brooke our

"problem child." Brooke
IS the reason we have to
keep health insurance.
From the time she was
born, everything that
could happerr, did happen
to Brooke.
At four months old, I
had Brooke in and out of
eye doctor's, offices with
the threat of a "lazy eye"
looming over our head.
One week after her
first birthday the left side
of her face swelled up, and
she looked like '"The
Elephant Man." That
episode landed her in the
hospital for eight days,
including surgery on her
From age three to five,
she had strep throat con-
tinually. We finally had
her tonsils taken out when
she was five years old, and
in kindergarten.

Since Kindergarten,
and now up into the 8th
grade, she hasn't slowed
down glasses/contacts,
braces, several trips to the
hospital for stomach prob-
lems in the third grade,
cracked wrists from gym-
nastics, sprained ankles
from gymnastics, The
Shriner's Hospital for
ankle and knee pain, multi
hand/finger injuries from
basketball and softball,
being rammed into fences
by cows, pneumonia and
several cases of bronchi-
tis, and now the most
recent includes bruised
ribs from basketball and
an MRI on a bad shoulder.
The doctor bills continue
to grow and grow and we
still affectionately call her
"our problem child." But
as any parent knows....
There is no greater love
than the love for your
All good memories
always outweigh' the
Memories of vaca-
tions, excitement on,
Christmas mornings open-
ing up presents, losing
teeth and excitement over
The Tooth Fairy, learning
to ride a bicycle, being
crowned May Fete Queen,
riding horses together,
going shopping together,
going to the beach togeth-
er, watching all those
dance recitals, piano
recitals, pageants, gym-
nastic meets, basketball
games, cheerleading, and
softball games are worth
everything to me; and
there is 'no greater
warmth, than a hug
from your child.
Be with your children,
love your children, and
share with your children.
Today's moments are
tomorrow's memories.
Your memories AND their
Happy Birthday,
Brooke. I love you!
Until then....see you
around the town.


By: Debbie Snapp
Monticello News
Staff Writer


Get Y

N eighbof

Curtis Morgan

t Curtis Morgan arrived in Jefferson
C inty with his late wife Lillian Cooksey
V gan, in 1957. He was,a self-employed
rr 'hinist working to make a living for his
ft ly of three children. In 1981 they
o led the Morgan's Garage in Monti-
c< p. The garage is busy still today.
He is manager, and one of the musi-
c. s, of the Country Music Jamboree,
,p ing at local churches, nursing facilities,
s(, 'or centers, local events, and at the American Legion on
FJ ay nights. He enjoys playing, singing, and writing music
a has participated in the recording of a couple songs with
ic legion Don Williams.
He enjoys visiting with people, and no one is a strang--
ti lm. He says having to be man-of-the-house at the early
o made him independent and strong.

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January 20, 1999
th Parents, teachers, and others in
the community concerned about stu-
dents' academic performance and
other school-related matters will get
an opportunity to air their views
before the Florida Commission on
education Reform and
Accountability on Thursday
Although hot successful in its
primary goal of getting a bypass
built around the city, the one-year-
old Community Traffic Safety Team
is scoring small successes.
The much vaunted courthouse
parking lot paving project may be in
jeopardy. It appears that the money
to pave the lot is simply not avail-
A three vehicle pileup occurred
3:05 p.m. Thursday, five miles south
of Monticello on Interstate 10.
Madison Highway Patrol, reports
that an unidentified male pedestrian
darted directly into the path of a
semi driven by Hank Rowell of
Tallahassee, who suffered minor
January 18, 1989
It's 'still too.early to tell yet, but
school officials are hopeful about a
new program aimed at.troublesome
students at Howard Middle School.
The program, the brainchild of Don
Cross, delinquency intake counselor
for the Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services, started last
Thursday and involves using "reali-
S'ty therapy" to deal with some nine to
.10 students who have been causing
,-,many of the problems at HMS and
'-the community at large.
Fruition of an 18-month-long
project will be January 20 when the
Kate Dilworth Scott Chapter of the
SUD.C., will formally dedicate a

bronze plaque for the "'Meeting Oak"
on Courthouse Circle.
January 18,. 1979 .
While city taxpayers pay $92.245
to the Board of County
Commissioners, they receive
approximately $335,336 worth of
services from county revenues;
according to a recent report pre-
pared by Clerk of Courts Eleanor
Hawkins at the request of City
Council member Don Anderson.
Architect Herschel Shepard will
be the guest speaker at the spring
meeting of the Jefferson County
Historical Association which is set
for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the
Wirick-Simmons House.
January 18, 1969
After several disappointing
delays Radio Station WWSDi
Monticello went on the air for regu-
lar broadcasting.
Dr. J.D. Dickinson, Jr., director
of the Florida State Museum at the
University of Florida has disclosed
that Richard Ohmes of Chaires, was
the discoverer of Bertha, the best
preserved mammoth skeleton ever
found in Florida, at the edge of the
Aucilla River.
January 18, 1959
Johnny Green of' the Jefferson
County High School cage squad was
named as "Player of the Week" by
. the Tallahassee Democrat last week
primarily for his performance of 33'
points against Leon High.
January 18, 1949
The Sixth District Band Rally
was held last weekend in Monticello
with twenty-four schools represent-
60-80 inches of rain was recorded-,,,
in Jefferson County last year. /

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Impact Fee

Cont. From Page 1

Building Permits


Cont. From Page 1

Monticello News photo taken by Laz Aleman, January 15, 2009.
Paul Michael, the apparent leader of the Citizens for a Strong Economy, talks with
Planning Attorney Scott Shirley following Thursday night's hearing. From left, Chuck
Sarkisian, also an impact fee opponent; Michael, and Shirley.

The December fig-
ures released by the
Building Inspections De-
partment on Jan. 6 show
that the city issued 12
permits and generated
$2,711.37 in fees and the
county issued 26 permits
and generated $7,760.42
in fees, for a combined
total of $10,471.79, versus
the combined totals of 27
permits and $7,7452.18
generated in December
A partial breakdown
of the 38 permits issued
in December show that 29
were for home repairs

and additions, five were
for new residential con-
structions, and one was
for new commercial con-
Meanwhile, the Plan-
ning and Zoning Depart-
ment issued 15 permits
and generated $8,399.26'
in December, compared
with 22 permits and
$16,702.34 in December
2007. The figures show
that the department col-
lected $3,386.33 in impact
fees in December, versus
$1,760.32 collected in im-
pact fees in December
A breakdown of the

December impact fee col-
lections shows that the
department collected
$247.44 for the medical
impact fee, $192.64 for the
fire protection impact.
fee, $2,465 for the trans-:
portation impact fee, and.
$481.25 for the law-en-)
forcement impact fee. :
The collections forv
the medical and fire pro-,\
tection impact fees in,
December 2007 were-:
$989.76 and $770.56 re-
spectively. The trans-
portation and
law-enforcement impact'
fees were not imple-'
mented until 2008.

speakers, however, came armed
with statistics to bolster their ar-
Foremost among the latter
were realtor Steve Walker and
businessman Paul Michael,
who appears to be the chief
spokesman for Citizens for a
Strong Economy "the group
seekingthe repeal of the impact
Walker shared statistics
showingthatatthe height of the
building boom in the first half
of the current decade, the
county had 1,327 residential
units scheduled to be developed,
representing numerous ap-
proved subdivisions. But of the
1,327 approved lots, only a small
percentage actually had.houses
on them today and an even
smaller percentage had sold, he
said. His point: The concern in
the mid part of the decade that
the county would be overrun
with developments had'not ma-
terialized; and, infact, the devel-"
opmentfrenzyof the period was
phenomenon that would likely
never repeat, he said.
Michael shared a power-
point presentation that was
loaded with statistics gathered
from the various county agen-
cies, including the building in-
spections and planning
departments. The statistics
showed that the county's popu-
lation peaked at 17,210 in 1910
and that it had not achieved that
number since. Indeed, the offi-
cial projections put the popula-
tion at 16,200 in 2030, he said.
Other figures showed that
the county's roads are under-
used, that property tax revenues
have steadily increased, that im-
pact fee rates essentially
quadrupled between 2004 and
2008, and that impact fees here
are inordinately high when
compared with surrounding
counties (the majority of which
don't impose the fees).
Michael shared a few hypo-
thetical examples of the impact
fee costs to existing businesses,
had these fees been in effect
when the cited businesses lo-
cated here. The Freds Store, for
example, would have paid
$138,922 in impact fees, he said.
Likewise, Jefferson, Builders
Mart would have paid $68,259 in
impact fees and the TMH Med-
ical Center, $79,722, he said.
) Michael argued that impact
fees posed a barrier to growth,
job creation and medical serv-
ices enhancement, among other
things. He and others argued
that the impact fees harmed
the local real estate industry
by affording realtors of sur-
rounding counties with a
tool that the latter could use
to argue potential homebuy-
ers out of buying here. He
called the impact fees short-
sighted and counterproduc-
Michael demanded that
the commission vote on the
issue immediately, not
study it further, refer it to a
committee, or delegate its
resolution to some advisory
task force.
"The fact is that we
elected you five gentlemen
and we have expressed the
will of the people," Michael
Commissioners resis-
ted the call for hasty action,

despite a well-coordinated
and orchestrated campaign
to pressure them into mak-
ing.a decision, as indicated
by an email that came to
the notice of the News (see
attached story).
Commissioner Stephen
Fulford alone expressed
support for the opponents'
position. His first remark,
which produced laughter,
was that he had not been on
the board when the impact
fees had been adopted. That
stated, he added that adop-
tion of the impact fees had
in fact been one of the rea-
sons he had decided to seek
"I agree that the impact
fees should be sunset," Ful-
ford said.
Commissioner Danny
Monroe conceded that the
impact fees. might warrant
adjusting. But 'he noted'
that if not the newcomers;,
then the gyistingproperty '
owners would have to pay
for the increasing costs of
the service demands cre-
ated by growth.
"I agree that the fees
need adjusting," Monroe
said; "But I'm not ready to,
vote on this tonight. I'd like
to look at this some more
and make it work."
Commissioner Hines
Boyd's was a long and
measured response. He ac-,
knowledged the passion
and emotion that was driv-
ing the opponents. Like
Fulford, he also was new on
the board, he said. But he
had thought about the mat-
ter much prior to the hear-
ing, he added. He agreed
that the impact fees war-
ranted attention and possi-
bly adjusting to reflect the
new economic reality. But
he didn't want to rush into
'a decision that might prove
disastrous later, he said.
"We need to be careful,"
Boyd said. "We have a prob-
lem that needs fixing, but I
don't want to see us make a
rash decision that we will
regret. I want to make sure
that we put the county in a
position where we can
make an adjustment rather
than wipe out the impact
Otherwise, he feared
that once the economy im-
proved and development re-
turned, the commission
would be facing an equally
passionate group of citi-
zens in the future who were
demanding to know where
the money was going to be
found to pay for the in-
creasing cost of services
brought on by growth.
At heart, the issue
boiled down to the manage-
ment of growth, Boyd said.
That's why he proposed the
formation of a citizens ad-
visory committee or task
force to look at impact fees
and the related zoning and
planning issues and return
to the board with a list of
Boyd said he well un-
derstood that the matter re-
quired speed, but he
wanted the board also to
take a rationale and rea-

sonable approach to matter.
Commissioner Felix
"Skeet" Joyner praised the
Citizens for a Strong Econ-
omy for coming forward
and letting the commission
know their feelings on the
issue. It was unfortunate
that citizens hadn't stepped
forward and voiced these
opinions earlier, when the
commission had been con-
sidering the adoption of
the impact fees, he said.
I Joyner, related the his-
tory of the impact" fees,
which he said had resulted
from concerns that the
county was being overrun
with developments and that
the public coffers weren't
sufficient to pay for the in-
creasing cost of services.
What's more, the fee
rates hadn't been estab-
lished willy-nilly, Joyner
said. The co-dnty' had in
fact' h i red a 'consultant
firm that -had conducted.
studies to determine what
the rates should be, as pre-
scribed by law and the
local conditions. As a re-
sult, the commission had
been able to lower property
taxes for the first time in
Those ,facts estab-
lished, Joyner said he
nonetheless understood
that hard economic times
,had changed the equation.
Thus, he was willing to sit
down with the fees' oppo-
nents and work out a mu-
tually acceptable solution.
"Some of these impact
fees are, out of line now
and I'm willing to negoti-
ate," Joyner said. "But at
the time we adopted them,
I think they were fair. We
were doing the right thing
when we implemented
them and we want to do
the right thing now. I'm
willing to sit down at the
table and look at how we
can fix them."
Commission Chair-
man Eugene Hall con-
curred. Like Joyner and
Monroe, he had voted for
adoption of the fees, he
said. In fact, state law and
other ruling documents
dictated that growth pay
for itself, he said. But he.
too was willing to go back
and revisit the issue.
"I'm willing to move
on this in a quick man-
ner," Hall said. "We've had
bailouts given to so many
corporations and I think
taxpayers should receive a
bailout too. But we're not
prepared to vote on this
He appointed Boyd to
form and head a task force
to study the issue of im-
pact fees. At the same
time, he acted on Joyner's
recommendation and set a
workshop for 6 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 29, to work with
opponents of the fee and
come up with a common
ground solution to the
problem. The idea is that
the workshop will produce
a compromise solution
that commissioners can
adopt as soon as their Feb.
19th night meeting.

Hit And Run

Grubbs reported that
there was also a witness to
the incident, who identi-
fied Hernandez as the flee-
ing driver.
Hernandez was not
wearing a seatbelt and re-
ceived minor injuries.
Brooks was wearing a seat-
belt, received serious in-


with the opponents'
point of view.
"By the time they get
to the meeting, we want,
them convinced every-
body hates these fees,"
states the email, which
then, goes. on toalist the
phone numbers )s,:aAd'
emailsof everyicommis--
The email then gives
the planned order of the
individuals who will
speak at the hearing,
arranged by categories


drop, but that did not
deter a dense crowd
from gathering for the
MLK festivities, food
and fun to be offered.
Walking through the
crowd, there were a vari-
ety of activities and
wares offered, face
painting and bubble
bounces for the young-
sters, while some en-

jilries and was transported
to Tallahassee Community
Hospital for treatment.
Both vehicles were totaled.
Hernandez was trans-
ported to the County Jail
and charged with driving
under the influence, no
driver's license and leav-
ing the scene of a crash

of "compassion", "local
economic realities" and
the cost of impact fees
to Jefferson County in
terms of lost busi-
The email advises
that the' speakers, and
opponents in general, be,
respectful of- thb offi-
cials, be concise in their
presentations, and stick
to the facts, not offer
"I' can't. stress
enough the importance

joyed playing on the
new equipment at the
park. There were a
plethora a food items.
for sale including cot-
ton candy, candy ap-
ples, drinks, hot dogs,
hamburgers, smoked
sausages, catfish din-
ners, barbecue ribs,
and fried chicken.
Many vendors were

Cont. From Page 1 ,

with injuries, a felony'
Bond was set at $500
for the DUI, $100 for the nob
driver license, and for the'
leaving the scene charge
being a felony, as of press"'
time, no bond was set, as::
authorities awaited the ar-
rival of a translator.

Count. From Page 1

of instigating lots of
calls and getting out lots
of people to the meet-;'
ing," Michael's emailk
states. "Most of them,
(commissioners) will,
listen if they think vot-.
ing the wrong wayonin
this could causeI th~emIT
theirs seat. Create press
sure to eliminate, hot
lessen, the fees. Arid cre-
ating a task force or"
committee is dodging'
the issue. We want a'
vote Thursday night."

Cont. From Page 1

also on hand, selling T-.
shirts, makeup, hand
painted high-top tennis,
shoes, jewelry, cloth-)
ing, handbags, col-
lectibles, and the like,
all while platform
events were offered on
stage and residents,
mingled and socialized,'
throughout the after-,'

Monticello News photo taken by Fran Hunt January 19, 2009 '

MLK Parade Grand Marshall JCMHS Principal, county native and Jefferson graduate,
Geraldine Wildgoose, waves to the crowd lining the parade route Monday morning.

Ga I


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monticello News 5A





Alzheimer Support
Group ineets 11:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. Wednesday in the
First United Methodist
Church family ministry
center. This volunteer
workshop is part of the
Alzheimer Project. Contact
the church at 997-5545 for
more information.
JC Health Disparities
Task Force will meet 10:30
a.m. Thursday at .the
Learning Center on Mar-
vin Street, with guest
speakers and a program.
Contact Cumi Allen at 342-
0170x2101 for more infor-
mation. Community
residents are encouraged
to attend.
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
First Baptist Church of
Lloyd will host a Gospel
sing and spaghetti dinner
Saturday. Dinner begins at
5:30 p.m. in the church fel-
lowship hall and the gospel
sing beginning at 7 p.m. in
the church sanctuary. Do-
nations-will be accepted for
thenginnernand therezis no:
charge for the Gospel s ing..
Pig Roast at Wau-
keenah United Methodist
Church 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Contact Rev Ralph Wright-:
stone at 997-2171 for more
Due to the unusually
cold Florida weather, the
Camellia Garden Circle
members will meet Sunday
at the home of Bobbie
Golden. Melinda Copper
will teach how to do Hay
Bale Gardening. This will
involve learning how to

garden in an organic hay
bale, which will.provide a
rich growing medium for
plants. The program will be
held outdoors and calls for
hay bales. Phone fellow
members and remind them
of this change, and invite
guests. Call Golden at 997-
6599 for a count of those
planning to attend.
Window Painting with
Janet Moses at One Heart
Earth Center 6 p.m. Mon-
day Make beautiful heart
grapevine wreaths with
roses and daisies. Reserve
seating now at 997-7373 or
Masonic Lodge #5
meets 7:30 p.m. on the
fourth and second Monday
of the month at the Hiram
Masonic Lodge, 235 Olive
Street in Monticello. Con-
tact Roy Faglie at 933-2938
for more information.
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
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. j
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every Monday
at the Eagles Nest on South
Water Street. For more in-
formation, .contact Scout
Leader Paul Wittig at 997-
1727 or 997-3169.
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.


George H. Kaschmitter,
age 89, passed away Sun-
day, December 7, 2008.
Memorial Mass was
held at 7:00 pm Wednesday,
January 14, 2009 at St. Mar-
garet Catholic Church in
Monticello, FL.
Mr. Kaschmitter was
born in Iowa then moved to
Tampa, FL and then to
Monticello. He was a Vet-
eran with the Air Force
after 28 years, he had

served in the World War II
and Korea War.
Mr. Kaschmitter is sur-
vived by son, Jack F.
Kaschmitter (Elaine),
grandson Jack E Kaschmit-
ter (Mindy), and Thomas G.
Kaschmitter (Becca); four
great grandchildren, Bre-
anna, Thomas (Ben), Waytt
and Sophie; two brothers,
Otto Kaschmitter, and Joe
Kaschmitter both from

Financial Aid Work-
shop presented by FSU
Karen Febres 7 p.m. Tues-
day in the JCMHS media
Center. Learn how to fill
out the FASTA for grants,
loans, and work-studies.
Also, learn communication
tips for state aid scholar-
.ship searches, and more.
The workshop will follow
the 6:30 p.m. PTSO meeting.
The public is invited to at-
tend this workshop sched-
uled for the parents and
area seniors. For help filing
out forms, be prepared and
bring your 2008 tax info, if
you have it, though it's not
required. Contact Jane
Vollertsen at 997-3555x213
for more information.
Triple L Club meets at
10:30 a.m. on the fourth
Tuesday of each month in
the fellowship hall of the
First Baptist Church Mon-
ticello for a meeting with a
program, speaker and
potluck lunch. Contact the
church at 997-2349 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 &T3ay-r,,
.lor Counties,, Inc. ati 948-
2741 or cjhutto@
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.

Get your workouts
working for you. Free mini
motivation workshops with
Karen Knox 8:30 to 9 a.m.
Wednesday, 342-3322.
Workforce Mobile Ca-
reer Lab is stationed across
from the street from First
Baptist Church, Monticello
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the second
Thursday of each month.
Services include job
search, resume assistance,
assessments, and labor;
market information. For
more information,-contact
Employment Connection
Director Cheryl Rehberg at
673-7688, or volunteers Paul
Kovary at 997-2313, or Mike
Reichman at 997-5100, or
SW Ellis at'567-3800 or 866-
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-
1955. '
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
.tact President James Mu-
chovej at 980-6509 for club
JANUARY 30 0 ,,
Family Skate:,Night ia -
held: Ato 8:p.m, on ,the last.
Friday of each month at
the Church of the
Nazarene on 1590 North
Jefferson Street. This event
is free, as are the skates if
needed. There is a small
charge for snacks.
Monticello Opera
House presents Later Life, a
romantic comedy dinner

theater production, and.
Austin and Ruth, a couple
who shared one romantic
afternoon in Italy 30 years
ago, meet by chance at a
party in Boston. Will they
get together for the rela-
tionship that never quite
happened all those years
ago? Is Ruth stable
enough? Is Austin too
stuffy? Will their eager-to-
meddle friends help? What
about the parade of odd-
ball characters who keep


and family
of Pat Fos-
ter helped
her to cele-
brate her
90th birth-
day with a
party and
dinner at
t h e
Baptist t
Church on
Jamn 'i114,
2009 ,' "" '-, ... '+r " '"
Sheiwas bo fi Viasta
Antoinette Kouba on
Jan. 13, 1919 to Vlasta
Lorence and Rudolf Vo-
jtech Kouba, in the
Buckeye State of Ohio.
She'married Bobbie
Foster on Aug. 30, 1944
and has two sons, a
daughter, and six
She retired at the
age of 85 as a recep-
tionist in a dental of-

interrupting their remi-
niscences? Here's the
bonus: YOU get to pick the
ending! Each audience will
vote for the conclusion
they want to see. The doors
open Friday and Satdrday
6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7
p.m. and the show starts at
8 p.m. in the dining room.
Tickets are $35 for dinner
and the show, with dis-
counts for members. Reser-
vations are needed. Call

She sin
church choir
member of
Triple L Clu
Her hobi
reading, s
,about anyth
She is a n
eran having
U.S. Navy
1942 to 1945


fice; mak-
ing her
move to
from Mis-
souri just
three years
ago to live
with her
and son-in-
law Rev.
A n d y
Creel, pas-
tor of

gs in the
ir and is a
the local
bies include
she reads
military vet-
served as a
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Thank you to the person who found
my check made out to the Tax Collector,
and hand delivered it to the office! How
can I thank you but to say thank you
again. When I arrived at the Tax Collec-
tor's Office to pay my bill and realized
I'd lost it I was informed that someone
had dropped it off for me. So, my check
arrived to the office before me!
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7




Seventh Heaven Flea Market, Bazaar

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Seventh Heaven Flea
Market and Bazaar, owned
by Tarri and Dennis McGin-
nis who moved to Jefferson
County in July 2007 from
south Florida, is the newest
business to open in the
Opened Dec. 20, the
hours of operation are Fri-
day, Saturday and Sunday, 9
a.m. to 7 or 8 p.m. Outside
events such as car shows,

may run as late as 9 p.m.
Seventh Heaven is lo-
cated on South US-19 in the
former Apron Factory, and
will become more than a
flea market.
The McGinnises envi-
sion many additions to the
establishment, which will
provide a variety of recre-
ational activities in the near
The couple was drawn
to the Jefferson County area
through the Internet and
two and a half years ago

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Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, December 23, 2008
Seventh Heaven Flea Market and Bazaar is the
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when they received a card cided upon because the
promoting five-acre lots in Bible describes the seventh
the area, and Tarri, kept the heaven as evoking a feeling
information on hand be- of euphoria, just the image
cause they were thinking she wanted to create, and
about the possibility of re- they have seven children, so
locating at the time, but she decided that it was the
hadn't decided exactly perfect name for the busi-
where they wanted to be. ness.
When they decided not Upon acquiring the
to limit themselves to five business, they realized that
acre, plots, Tarri searched there were seven large palm
the Internet for property trees lining the front of the
here which would include a lot, which she said further
home with a pool. convinced her that Seventh
With those specifica- Heaven was the perfect
tions, three county resi- name for the establishment.
dences came to light, There are four build-
including Twelve Oaks, a ings, totaling 52,000 square
former bed and breakfast, feet including 20,000 square
on Boston Highway They feet in the main building,
packed up their seven chil- one building with about
dren and one grandchild 10,000 square feet, and the
after setting up an appoint- other two buildings with
ment to look at the property, about 11,000 square feet
which they fell in love with. each.
and purchased. Some 42,000 square feet
In August 2007 while are planned to become ven-
traveling on North US-19 to dor space and 10,000 to
Thomasville, she spotted 11,000 square feet will be
the property across the road dedicated to auctions,
from Jefferson County Ken- marathon Monopoly and
nel Club for sale and she Bingo. A space willbe set up
made the comment on the for children to watch
property being the perfect movies as their parents or
location for a flea market, guardians shop. There will
and Tarri observed the be pet shows, contests, and
tents along side the road in whatever else. the family
Thomasville that were sell- can think of to serve as en-
ing goods, so she began tertainment for members of
searching for a piece of land the community
that she thought would "We just want to make it
work, serve the community fun," said Tarri. "We want
and which would also serve to be a catalyst in this com-
as a full family project. unityy We want to encour-
Then she located the age community buying. It'll
' for mier Apron Factory, a plaoe where residents
which was listed for sale 'can',come to enjoy life and
and' determined that it liviih ii- 3efferson County,
would be the perfect loca- that won't break the bank."
tion. Tarri said the name She added that even if a
Seventh Heaven was de- vendor is selling items,

which are made in China,
that the percentage the ven-
dors makes by selling here
is staying here in the com-
"And there is also the
Green Theory, with many
talented people able to look
at items considered by oth- .
ers as junk, and end up cre-
ating works of art from
them, or discovering a
unique use for the items.
A stage will be set up for
musical performances or
religious group perform-
ances, auctions and the like,
and there will be an area for
kids' arcade games and Wii
games to be utilized for the
adults as well, pinball
games and some of the
older games for older play-
ers such as classics includ-
ing Space Invaders. Missile
Command anid the like.
There will also be Inter-
net service, where cus-
tomers can access the
Internet to play games or
perform informative
searches. Outside events
will also be taking place on
the premises, including
contests such as chili cook-
offs, car shows, horse
shows, dirtiest truck con-
test, horseshoes, motorcycle
shows, miniature horse
shows, and there is also a
small train from the 1930's
which used to run on coal
but has been converted to
use air and runs on approx-
imately one quarter mile of
track. "We (adults) can ride
in the train as well as the
kids," said Tarri.
Patrons can find a
plethora of items inside,
everything from glassware
to antiques, from plants to
jewelry, from collectables, to
In the main building,
known as Phase I, there are
about 100 full-size booths,
and about 13-15 half-size
booths with daily rental
prices varying according to

At the entrance of the s.
main building, there is a fea- :T
ttre booth to be utilized by 9
area groups, businesses,
clubs, charities, civic *L
groups, politicians, and or- I
ganizations to familiarize 'C
visitors with them or their JT
group. There is no fee for a-
usage of this booth, how- >t-
ever, the McGinnis' say
nothing can be sold from the
"That would be a con- |
flict of interest for our ven- L
doors said Tarri. Any group ,
or club wishing to increase -
their current membership
can also utilize the booth.
"It'll be kind of like a Paul
Harvey rest of the story ,0
deal," said Tarri. "It'll help
different groups and organi- ,
zations increase awareness -
in the county" '
She said that, they also-
wantto have shipping area - p.
for those folks stopping in as 7
they drive through on the .f
Interstate, so they can ship 8-
their purchases to their
homes as they go on and
enjoy their vacations. d
They are also beginning 2
to network with other local L+
businesses such as the stor-
age units across the high- n
way where venders can
store their goods rather J
than transporting them V
back and forth each week.
"We will be working with
and through the \commu- ,
nity," she added.
"We want Seventh T
Heaven to be the destination .,
for those looking to sell or
shop, those looking for a
good time and a good expe-
rience, for those looking to
meet new people, and for
those looking to socialize a
with others in and around
the community, or just hang -
out and have a good time, y,
right here, at home in their
own back yards," said Tarri.
For calendars,' rental
rates and further informa- I-G
tion contact Seventh Heaven i
at 997-7247. ,


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monticello News 7A



ihftPt t

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Sweetfield Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
family and Elder Ben
Ransom, Jr., pastor, held
a benefit program for
Sis. Josie L. and Bro.
William Harris of Monti-
cello on Saturday, Dec. 6;
to help them in their
time of need.
Minister Mulford
White from Kankakee, IL
was guest speaker; guest,
choir was from the Tab-
ernacle MB Church4 of
Tallahassee, Elder Stan-
ley Walker, pastor.
Josie and William
Harris are the parents of
Nathaniel Harris, Sr.,
. Barbara Moore, Martha
Tucillo, Debra Campbell,
Sandra Stubbins, Sharon
Harris, William Harris,


Sina And Dinner 1st UMC To Host Revival

Monticello News
Staff Writer
First Baptist Church of
Lloyd will host a Gospel
sing and spaghetti dinner
on Saturday, Jan. 24.
The spaghetti dinner
w ill begin at 5:30 p.m. in the
church fellowship hall and
the gospel sing begins at 7
p.m. in the church sanctu-
Donations will 'be ac-

cepted for the spaghetti
dinner and the gospel sing
is free.
Some of the groups to
perform include "His
Grace" and, the "SonRise
Quartet." Also, the voices
of Rebekah Aman, Rowena
Daniel, and Anita Furrow
will be enjoyed.
This is a good time to
come and enjoy "good old
gospel music" and Chris-
tian fellowship.

Barbecue Pork Dinner Fundraiser

Jr.,Patricia Ferrell,
Linda Wade, and.Tammy
William Harris, lov-
ingly known to many as
Willie, was called home
to be with his Lord on
Monday, December 29,

Monticello News
Staff Writer
First Baptist Church,
Monticello will host a bar-
becue pork dinner 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22
in the fellowship hall.
The cost of this

fundraising dinner is $5, or
a donation, with the funds
raised going to the family
of leukemia victim Natalie
For more information
and meal delivery contact
Phyllis Weldon at 997-4093
or the church at 997-2349.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
First United Methodist
Church will host a revival
Wednesday, Feb. 4 through
Sunday, Feb. 8. "It's All
About Jesus, Looking Back-
wards To See Forward," is
the revival theme.
The spiritual theme re-
lates to a scripture from 2
Chronicles pertaining to
humbling yourselves, and to
revive you spiritually.
Scheduled guest speak-
ers will include Rev. Anto-
nio Fernandez, district
superintendent, Rev. Dale
Locke, Rev. Art McClellan,
and Dr. Tom Price.
On Wednesday the re-
vival will begin at 7 p.m., im-
mediately following the
fellowship supper, in the
Family Ministry Center.
On Thursday and Fri-

day cookies and fellowship
will follow the 7 p.m. revival.
Saturday will be filled
with music, in the Family
Ministry Center.
On Sunday there will be
a Redemption Service of the
120-year-old church beging-
ing at 10 am, presented by
Fernandez. There will be no
Sunday School on this day
The service will be followed
by a covered dish luncheon.
Attendees are asked to
bring ample food to feed
your family and to share
with guests.
Speakers and guests are
subject to change in avail-
For more details contact
Pat Powell, evangelism
committee chairman at 997-
8373 or the church at 997-
Rev. Wayne Cook, pas-

Supernatural Miracles,

Healing, Signs And Wonders

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Pastors Tim and Bev-
erly Buchholtz of Trans-
forming Life Church (TLC)
in Lloyd invite the commu-
nity to come to an amazing
life-changing opportunity
On Sunday, Jan. 25 at
10:30' m. and again at- 6
p.m. Prophetic Evangelfits'
Russ and Kim Kline of
Shatter the Darkness Min-
istries will hold special
The Kline's, along with
their miracle daughter
Shekinah, travel interna-
tionally in
Since it's beginning in
1986, this ministry has been
marked by the power and
presence of the Holy Spirit.
Prophetic gifts flow
consistently, as do mira-
cles, signs, and wonders,
with powerful preaching,
anointed singing, and Holy
Ghost ministry of God's
,They have seen tens of
thousands find new life in
Jesus and filled with the
power of the Holy Spirit.
Deaf ears and blind
eyes have been opened, can-
cers have disappeared,
AIDS and leprosy have
been healed, people have
been delivered from the
power of the demonic and
financial miracles have
been released.
! Many lives, churches,
businesses, cities and na-

tions have been impacted
by the accurate prophetic
word of the Lord delivered'
.with an increasing apos-
tolic authority
They desire to see the
Gospel of the Kifigdom
>taken to every people group
on the earth.
To this end, they have
ministered and hAVe 'much
favor 'in many nations, 'ih-
cluding China, India, Pak-
istan, Bahrain, Singapore,
Malaysia, Uganda, Russia,
Poland, England, Ireland,
Sweden, Holland, Belgium,
Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica,
Canada and the USA.
Russ preaches the un-
compromised Word, with
the demonstration of the
Spirit's power and with a
strong prophetic anointing,
as well as with a practical
and sometimes humorous
Kim is blessed with an
anointed and powerful
camp-meeting style singing
ministry as well as real-life
experiences and miracle
"Because of their vast
international travels, it is
an amazing opportunity to
have the Kline's minister-
ing here in our area," say
the Buchholtz's.
TLC is located at 7337A
Old Lloyd Road, Highway
158, and 1.1 mile' east.of the.
flashing light at Highway 59
in Lloyd.
For more information
call 997-TLC7, or visit
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LifeSong At Lamont UMC

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Lamoit United
Methodist Church will hold
its monthly Gospel Sing 7
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24
LifeSong, a bluegrass

group from Madison, will en-
tertain during this evening
Refreshments will be
made available after the Sing.
For more information
contact Rev. Ralph Wright-
stone at 997-2527.


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Over the past several months, you may have become somewhat dis-
couraged at the prospects of investing for your future. Every day, it
seems, brings another piece of bad news: stock market volatility, a de-
cline in manufacturing, housing prices in freefall, auto companies tee-
tering on bankruptcy the list goes on and on.
However, despite these distressing headlines, you are still living in a
country thit' is hnie to' the most powerful economic engines in
recorded history a'n`'3 while these engines may currently be stalling
a bit, they still offer the power and the potential to successfully drive
your investment vehicles.
To get a sense of this size and strength, consider the following: If the
world population of 6.7 billion people were represented by just 100
persons, only five of them would live in the United States but
these five would have some pretty big economic clout. In fact, they
would own 34 percent of the world's equity market capitalization and
25 percent of the gross world product, according to Bloomberg News.
Furthermore, these five people would be responsible for technologi-
cal breakthroughs that resulted in electric lights, telephones, airplanes,
television, computers, the Internet and much more. And they would
produce the world's largest supply of electrical energy and sit on land
that contained nearly half the free world's known coal reserves, ac-
cording to the Energy Information Administration. For good measure,
they would account for 37 percent of all Nobel Prize winners, ac-
cording to the Nobel Prize Foundation.
Taken together, these and other factors reveal a robust supply of nat-
ural resources, intellectual capacity and entrepreneurial spirit and
these assets don't melt away in any bear market. Instead, they point
to the long-term expansion of our economy.
And who owns the bulk of these corporations? More than 90 million
American shareholders and more often than not, their patience,
discipline and confidence has been rewarded in the long term.
What new investment opportunities lie just around the comer? Some
await our focus on "green energy." Others anticipate the reinvestment
in our infrastructure, a key element of the Obama administration's
economic stimulus plans. These areas may be promising, but they
won't tell the whole story of the future of investing because those
chapters have yet to be written.
In the meantime, what should you do? Stick with these tried-and-
true strategies:
Look for quality. Seek out quality companies those with long
track records of profitability, strong management teams and com-
petitive products.
Think long term. We're likely to continue seeing volatility in the
markets, though perhaps not to the extremes of the past year. You'll
need to look past these short-term price movements and commit
yourself to investing for the long term. Over time, quality invest-
ments usually pay off.
Maintain adequate liquidity. If you have a short-term goal such
as paying for college in two or three years set aside an appropri-
ate amount of money in liquid investments that are likely to preserve
your principal.
* Stay invested. Don't take a "time out" from investing. The biggest
rallies usually occur early, in a bull market, and if you're on the side-
lines, you'll miss out on these growth opportunities.
America's future is still bright, and yours can be, too by investing
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Florida Impact Task Force Works To Fight Hunger

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson County
Health Disparities Task
Force, a group of commu-
nity leaders whose mission
is to uncover community
needs and eliminate health
disparities through grass
roots efforts, will. host
Florida Impact, an organiza-
tion that is dedicated to re-
ducing hunger and poverty
in Florida.
Florida Impact works to
increase access to food pro-

grams by conducting out-
reach strategies and public
policy advocacy
All interested parties
are encouraged to attend
this meeting, which will be
held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday,
Jan. 22, at the library.
The purpose of this
meeting is to develop strate-
gies and make partnerships
that will further expand the
summer food program for
Jefferson County children.
The Summer Food Serv-
ice Program provides meals
to children during school va-

cations when children do
not have access to free and
reduced-priced school
An official from the De-
partment of Education will
attend the meeting to an-
swer all questions about the
Second Harvest Food
Bank of the Big Bend, whose
mission is to collect and dis-
tribute food to 501(c)(3) non-
profit member
organizations in the Big
Bend area of Florida that
provides food to people in

need and to educate and in-
form the public about the
problem of, as well as the so-
lutions to hunger, will be
present to offer resources
and information.
A representative from
Congressman Allen Boyd's
office has been invited to lis-
ten to ideas for securing year
round nutrition for the chil-
dren of Jefferson County
For additional informa-
tion please contact Cumi T.
Allen at the Jefferson
County Health Department
at 342-0170 x2101.

23rd flnnual IfoQgetowne medieval Jaire

The 23rd Annual
Hoggetowne Medieval
Faire will take place at the
Alachua County Fair-
grounds in two weeks. I
would like, to take this op-
portunity to thank you in
advance for all your sup-
King Arthur Returns to
the 23rd Annual Hogge-
towne Medieval Faire
As you enter the gates
of Hoggetowne the sound
of trumpets will transport
you to a time where brave
knights joust for the honor
of their ladies and King
Arthur and the Knights of
the Round Table must bat-
tle the forces of evil. It is
here at Hoggetowne that
the spirit of the Middle
Ages-is celebrated.
Come be swept, away
with medieval magic at the
23rdd Annual Hoggetowne
Medieval Fa ire on January
24-25 & January 30-Febru-
ary 1, 2009. For two consec-
utive weekends, tucked
away in the enchanted for-
est of the Alachua County
Fairgrounds in Gainesville,
Fl, a medieval marketplace
comes to life as troupes of
actors, street performers
and musicians journey
back to the days of yore.
The bustling medieval
marketplace will showcase
more than 150 talented arti-
sans from all over the coun-
tryside who will
demonstrate their old time
skills and sell their tradi-
tional wares. At the mar-
ketplace visitors can
marvel at time-honored tra-

editions. of weaving, black-
smithing, leatherworking,
woodcarving and jewelry
"To take full advantage
of the medieval magic, visi-
tors should arrive early,"
said Linda Piper, Faire Co-
ordinator. "Each morning
as the city gates open all the
entertainers are awaiting
the arrival of the Hogge-
towne guests."
Throughout the streets
of Hoggetowne the sounds
of applauds and laughter
will draw you into one of
the eight stages where the
forgotten skills of full flight
falconry, gripping aerial ac-
robatics and astonishing
magic acts are brought
back to life. Jugglers, musi-
cians and dancers fill the
streets and stages with con-
tinuous ive revelry a med-
ley including gypsy
dancing, -ncient music,
mystifying magic, knife
throwing and fire eating.
Performers mingle with the
crowds as the atmosphere
fills with the sweet Me-
dieval sounds of minstrels,
harpists and many "olde
world" instruments.
., "Plan to spend the en-
tire day .at Hoggetowne.
There is so much to see and
do, you'll be entertained the
whole time," Piper said.
"People wait all year for
this highly anticipated
Hoggetowne is fun for
the whole family with fabu-
lous entertainment featur-
ing a variety of the best
performers on the medieval

circuit. Twice a day the
trumpet will sound the
start of the royal proces-
sion, visitors and peasants
alike are invited to join the
king and queen to the joust
field for the royal event.
Hands-on activities are
plentiful in Hoggetowne.
Visitors can shoot arrows,
hurl battle axes, or launch
throwing stars into targets.
Thrilling' human-push
rides, camel rides, and ele-
phant rides attract long
lines of both eager children
and anticipating adults,
The astounding "Birds of
Prey" show features
trained hawks and falcons
who perform for the pleas-,
ure of the crowds. Guests
can 'visit one of Hogge-
towne's mysterious for-
tune-tellers to learn the
secrets of the future, or
they may visit artisans and
have their hair braided or
faces festively painted.
One of the Faire's most
notable attractions is the
joust, where knights in full
plate armour charge each
other on horseback bat-
tling for the honor of their
ladies. After the joust,
children are encouraged
to meet the knights and
their steeds. Another ex-
citing attraction in Hogge-
towne is the Living Chess
Game, where King Arthur
and his Knights of the
Round Table battle the
forces of evil by strategi-
cally "fighting to the
death", as to hold their
place in the game. ,
Take a break from
shopping and indulge in a
hearty feast fit for a king.
At the food court the selec-
tion varies from giant
turkey legs and succulent
ribs to authentic blooming


onions and mouth-water-
ing sweet potato fries.
On Friday, January 30,
Hoggetowne hosts School
Day, an educational expe-
rience for students. Thou-
sands of students from all
over Florida will make a
trip to the Faire for an ex-
citing experience, full of
fun activities such as face
painting, hair braiding,
and creating wax hands.
On this day, general ad-
mission is half price, and
larger discounts are avail-.
able to school groups that
register in advance.
"It's so great to be able
to provide this experience
to children who learn
about medieval studies in
their schools," Piper said.
"They get a chance to ac-
tually come to the faire
and experience it."
The Hoggetowne Me-
dieval Faire is produced
by the City of
Gainesville's Department
of Parks, Recreation, and
Cultural Affairs. On Sat-
urdays and Sundays, Faire
hours are from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m., and on Friday's
School Day, January 30,
the Faire will opera? at 9:30
a.m. and close at 3 p.m.;
tickets are half-price. Ad-
mission on Saturdays and
Sunday are $12 for adults,
$6 for kids aged 5-17, free
admission for children 4-
and under. Remember, no
pets are permitted. The
Alachua County Fair-
grounds is situated east of
Gainesville on 39th Av-
enue and SR 121, adjacent
to the Gainesville Re-
gional Airport. For more
information, please visit
g or call (352) 334-ARTS.

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Monticello News !
Staff Writer
Three Kings Bay (GA) Submarine Officers, including.
a Monticello resident, who will receive the Black Engi- ,
never of the Year Award (BEYA) at a banquet during the
Science, Technology, Engineerihg and Mathematics
(STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference in Baltimore,
MD Feb. 19-22.
Cmdr. Roger Isom.
a Monticello nat ive,
and commanding t
officer of the o
Ohio-class bal- G
listic missile
submarine rcing

Gold crew, T '
will receive
the highest
Navy honor
for Career
award recog-
nizes individuals
who have achieved
exceptional career
gains in government, i-
dustry, lifetime achievement
and pioneering feats.
"I am deeply honored and thankful to receive the pres-
tigious Black Engineer of the Year Award for Career
Achievement in Government," said Isom. "I graciously ,
accept this award on the behalf of my family, the Subma-,
rine Force, the Navy, and everyone who has supported and
encouraged me throughout my 25 years of naval service.",
Isom is among nine U.S. Navy submariners receiving '
BEYA Awards this year, including Lt. Jermaine Bailey,
USS Florida (Blue) and Lt. Alfred Williams, USS Wyoming
(Blue) stationed at NSB Kings Bay, GA. They were se-
lected to be recognized with the Modern Day Technology
"I'm extraordinarily proud of everything these men
have achieved for themselves and the Submarine Force,"t
said Vice Adm. John J. Donnelly, Coinmander, Submarine
Force. "Theyare inspiring and empowering our sailors to
realize their full potential and to recognize the value that,
each individual brings to the force."
The four-day conference will be hosted by Lockheed
Martin, U.S. Black.

Florida Meat

Goat Association

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Florida Meat Goat
Association will meet Sat-
urday, Jan. 24, beginning at
10:30 a.m. at Golden Acres
Ranch, 704 Barnes Road in
Monticello, hosted by Bob-
bie Golden, 997-6599.
President Helen J. Hill,
will open the FMGA busi-
ness meeting with discus-
sion of the 2010 National
Goat Conference, goat
prices and marketing, the
Small Farms Conference,
and the raffle ticket sale, as
well as anything else that
members would like to dis-
Jed Dillard, Jefferson
County Extension Live-
stock Agent, will make a
presentation on "Organic
Certification, What it
means and what it takes."

Steve Tullar, NCRS,
USDA, will present the 2008
Farm Bill and Equipment
Angela McKenzie-
Jakes, FAMU, will present
the Master Goat and Sheep
Certification Program.
Dr. Uford Madden,
DVM, FAMU, will also
speak on a topic of inter-
You don't have to be a
member to attend; the pub-'
lic is invited and. members
are encouraged to bring a,
non-member guest with
To join the Florida
Meat Goat. Association,
Inc., contact Hill at 352-316-'
3834 or 386-496-2379, or go to or tranquili-
Lunch will be provided
by members, and goat will
be served.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009




Area Students Begin Spring Term 2009 Classes At NFCC
S' Jefferson County residents, left to right, Ireshia Denson and Tamekia Massey were among the many students beginning
.' Spring Term 2009 classes at NFCC, Jan. 7. Denson and Massey are pictured outside their classroom on the NFCC campus.

Texas,. 'with Johnson haters. :.
pked. speaker amongst',, The Samnfordebaters
competing.debaters. were "giant killers '.in the
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North Florida
Community Col-
lege students,
left to right, Jon
Rachel Frey
Veronica Bruton
(Madison) and
Adrian Peters
helped welcome
students to the
first day of
Spring Term
2009 at NFCC on,
Jan. 7. The stu-
dents assisted
with NFCC Stu-
dent Support
Services open'
house which of-
fered students
and information
about tutoring
and other stu-
dent support op-
offered through
the college.
Frey, Bruton and
Peters are peer
tutors at NFCC.


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Monticello News
Staff Writer.
The idea of the circuit
rider was thought of by
Francis Asbury, a Wesleyan
Methodist preacher who be-
lieved it was the best way to
reach people living in the
wilderness. The churches
of the day disdained what
they thought to be a rough
and crude ministry, partic-
ularly the churches that
were nothing more than a
forest clearing, a dirt-floor
cabin, the town courtroom,
barn, blockhouse, or a sta-
Asbury saw no other
way to reach the "many
souls scattered in isola-
tion". He began the circuit
rider practice'in the latter
part of the 18th century and
by 1808 had five hundred
circuit riders scattered all
over the states.
Florida riders went out
from three main locations:
Pensacola, Tallahassee, and
St. Augustine. The men
were faced with difficult
and demanding work. The
pay was low at best and less
than bare expenses. A rider
usually only had with him
clothes, books, simple ra-
tions, and a sack of corn for
his horse. ,
It was an isolated jour-
ney over the two-hundred
Smile circuit. It wasn't Ui-n
commonn for the riders to go
for miles without seeing an-
other living soul. Cold,
rain, and the Florida heat,
would often cause fever.
When the food ran short,
riders were forced to de-
pend on the chance of com-
ing across a parishioner.
The meal of riders was usu-
ally the same: "Musty corn
bread.. .and the tough lungs
of a deer fried in rancid
-bacon grease."
One of the earlier rid-
ers, John Slade, was often
referred to as the Father of
Florida Methodism and he
was not irregular. In order
to keep .,his appointed
rounds, he never minded
jumping on the back of his
horse, plunging into rain-
swollen rivers in the bitter
cold and finally arriving at
a small cabin with ice form-
ing on his jacket. Slade was
once said, "the value of an
immortal soul could not be
Historian George Smith
once described Slade as tall,
well-formed; "with a voice
at once strong, clear, and

musical. He
was endowed
with an intel-
lect of high
order, pos-
sessed .great ,
moral and
courage, and
Christ with
and compre-
hensive. "
Even in his
later years,
Slade's flow-
ing white
locks made
people think
of him as "an
old patriarch ...
or apos-
tle...the fire Photo of Adai
in his eyes his life sil
s t i 1 1
Riders soon found that
many black, people were
very receptive to their
teachings. Riders went to
the Indians, but sometimes
'their Christian message
was not so well received.
When Isaac Boring be-,
sought the Seminole leader,
John Hicks, to allow him to
preach to Hick's'tribe.
The angry Boring
wrote to Hicks: "Persons
who would not hear the
good word and continued to
dd bad. displeased "the
Almighty and when they'
died would go to the bad
world." To which Hicks
replied, "Many of the
whites did not attend the
good talk, and that they
were as wicked as me." Bor-
ing later wrote, "What a
lamentable truth." Relent-
lessly, Boring prayed that
soon "these children of the
woods shall joyfully hear
the Gospel."
One of the more noted
circuit riders in Florida
was John L Jerry. During
the Second Seminole'War
when many of -the settlers
were killed, families massa-
cred, and no man would
dare to travel alone, Jerry
stuck with his riding du-
Historian Smith re-
called him as "a man of
courage and zeal, and nei-
ther tomahawk nor scalp-
ing knife drove him from
his work." Jerry gave his
own reason as to why he
rode on fearlessly: "The
people say I was not trou-
bled because the Indians
knew me, but I say God pro-

tected me." Rev. Jerry was
said to have spoken with :
such fire and conviction
that soldiers and citizens
would journey many miles,
to listen to him.
In 1831, one rider ar-
rived in the rustic commu-'
nity of, Monticello intent.
on establishing a perma-
nent church. The rider was'
Adam Wirick. He built the
Greek Revival house, now'
used by the Historical As-
sociation as its head quar-
ters, as his perIainent
A "; !early as 1832,' he
along with another rider,
William H. Mathers, and
two others: Darius William"
and Zach Wirick, estab-
lished the First United:
Methodist 'Church. They
purchased the lot from'
Martin Palmer at the cost
of $751.00. The Board of1
Trustees was comprised of
Daniel Bird, William Budd,
John Partridge, Darius
William, Adam Wirick,
George W. Taylor, and B.
Waller Taylor. The first'
structure was built on the
lot as .a simple one-room log
cabin which was used until
1844 when it was replaced
by a more commodious
building which was in use
until 1887.
The second structure
was eventually replaced in
1887 by the present struc-
ture which was completed
in 1891. Joseph Trummer,
an Austrian cabinet-maker, '
produced much of the inte- <
rior trim and installed the
imported English stained
glass windows. Adam
Wirick preached here in
the early years of the
church's existence.
In the late 1830's,
Methodism seemed to be
booming all over Florida.
But, by the mid-1840's, the
denomination declined.
The steep decline for riders
in Florida began when the
main Methodist Confer- '
ence wanted to remove a
slave-holding official.
Methodism prohibited
slave owners from holding
any church office. The act
against the official prohib-
ited Southern bishoprics to
form the "Methodist Epis-
copal Church, South" in -
1845. The reaction was that
some conscientious riders
withdrew into a lay min-
istry while others traveled -
During the Civil War,
Methodist membership suf-
fered its sharpest decline,
and by the latter part of the
19th century, Methodist cir-
cuit riders had vanished '
into history

A photo of the Wirick-Simmons House before the
Jefferson Historical Association purchased it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monticello News 11A


Blabalots Kick Ace 5-1

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello Bla-
balots ladies A-league ten-
nis team kicked ace last
week 5-1 when they
squared off against the Ace
Kickers in the first matches
of the spring portion of the
season. Thursday, Jan. 15.
Team l1, substitute
player Kelly Hetherington
and substitute Robbyn
Whitlock. won the matches.
6-3 and 6-3
Team #2, Cindy Wain-
right and Angie Delvec-
chio, won the matches 6-2
and 6-2.
Team #3, Laura Ward
and Laura Kirchhoff, won
the matches 6-3 and 6-3.
Team #4, Trisha Wirick
and Valerie- Stevens. lost
the matches 6-3 and 6-4.

#5, Patty
Hardy and
Jen ni fe r
Ellis, won
t h e
matches 6-
0 and 7-5.
Team /
#6, Linsey
and substi-
tute player
Mary Bridges, won by for-
The Monticello Bla-
balots now stand in a three-
way tie for first place with
Serve Me Another and
Thomasville Ace-N-U, all at
five wins each.
The ladies face off
against the Killearn Serve-
ivors, 9:30 a.m.. Thursday,
Jan. 22 at Killearn Country

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy Warriors fell 60-
39 to John Paul 11, Jan. 15,
to stand 1-9 on the season.
As a team, the Warriors
sunk 10 of 31 (32 percent)
from the field, 6 of 17 (35
percent) from the three-
point zonre, and 1 of 2 (50
percent) from the free-
throw line for 39 points;
they collected 9 assists, 9 of-
fensive and 16 defensive re-
bounds, 7 block/steals and
23 turnovers.
Stephen Dollar buck-
eted 1 of 4 (25 percent) from
the field, 1 of 1 (100 percent)
from the three-point zone
for 5 points, had 2 assists, 1
block/steal and 2

Warriors Lose To Munroe 47-33

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Aucilla Christian
Academy Warriors fell to
RF Munroe, 47-33 Friday
Jan. 9 to stand .1-8 on the
As a team, Aucilla
bucketed 8 of 40 (20 per-
cent) from the field. 2 of 20
(10 percent) from the three-
point zone, and dropped in
11 of 16 (69 percent) from
the free-throw line for 33
points. They collected 4 as-
sists, 23 offensive and 17 de-
fensive rebounds for a total
of 40, 17 block 'steals, and
20 turnovers.
Joe llizell missed 2
fropm the three-point zone,
had 1 defensive rebound
and 1 turnover: Stephen
Dollar bucketed 3 of 11 (27
percent) from the field,
missed 2 from the three-
point zone, and connected
with 5 of 6 (83 percent)
from the free-throw line for
11 points, leading the War-

Tigers Split

Two, Stand 2-9
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The varsity Tigers bas-
ketball team split their two
most recent games to stand
2-9 on the season.
On Jan. 8, the Tigers
faced off against John Paul
II, and though Jefferson
tied the first quarter, 8-8,
and dropped the second 12-
3 to stand at a 20-11 deficit
at the half, the Tigers con-
quered the second half tak-
ing the third quarter, 14-9
and the fourth, 15-8, to.
emerge with a nail-biting
40-37 victory
Leading the charge for
the Tigers were Chris Mays
with 18 points, 3 rebounds
,and 7 steals.
Harold Ingram, Jr., had
10 points, and 10 rebounds
for a double-double, 4
blocked shots and 2 steals;
Rodreg is Johnson, 2
points; Ramez Nealy, 8
points, 4 rebounds; Chaz
Hansberry, 2 points;
Shayne Broxie, 2 rebounds;
Denzel Whitfield, 1 re-
bound; and Lenorris Foot-
man, 1 rebound.
On Jan.9, the Tigers
squared off against North
Florida Christian and the
Tigers lost 60-22.
Jefferson dropped all
four quarters, 17-5 in the
first, and 13-11 in the sec-
ond, 18-4 in the third, and
12-2 in the fourth.
Scoring for the Tigers
were DeAndre Tucker with
4 points; Ingram, 4 points;
Johnson, 7 points; Broxie, 4
points; and Hansberry, 3

riors' scoreboard. He had 3
assists, 2 offensive and 2 de-
fensive rebounds, 4
block steals and 3
Randy Perry dropped
in 2 of 4 (50 percent) from
the field, and missed 2 from
the three-point zone for 4
points, had 4 offensive and
5 defensive rebounds, 1
block steal and 2
turnovers; and Brandon
Dunbar missed 4 from the
field, and 1 from the three-
point zone, had 1 assist, 3
offensive and I defensive
rebounds, 2 block, steals.
and 2 turnovers.
Alex Dunkle hit 1 of 8
(13 percent) from the field.
dropped in I of 6 (17 per-
cent) from the three-point
zone and targeted 2 of 2
(100 percent) from the free-

throw line for 7 points, had
- 1 defensive rebound. 1
block steal and 10
Matthew Harrington
missed 1 from the field. and
1 from the three-point zone,
had I offensive rebound. 2
block steals, and 1
turnover: John Stephens
hit 1 of 3 (33 percent) from
the three-point zone for
three points, had 2 offen-
sive and 2 defensive re-
bounds. 2 block steals and
1 turnover.
Clark Christy con-
nected with 2 Of 12 (17 per-
cent) from the field and 4 of
8 (50 percent) from the free-
throw line for 8 points, he
had 11 offensive and 5 de-
fensive rebounds. 5
block steals, and no

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Lady Tigers 0-13

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson Lady
Tigers basketball team
dropped two games last
week to stand 0-13 on the
Monday, Jan. 12, the
Lady Tigers traveled to Tal-
lahassee to :take on the
Godby Lady Cougars in a
contest they lost 46-16.
Jefferson started out
slow and found themselves
at a 28-4 deficit at the end of
the first half. Coach Steve
Hall attributed a large por-
tion of the loss to numerous
turnovers committed dur-
ing the first half.
Scoring for the Lady
Tigers were Emily Howell
with 2 points, 3 assists and
5 rebounds; Samiria Martin
with 2 points, 2 assists, and

4 rebounds; and Brianna
Miller scored 12 points, 3 as-
sists, 6 rebounds and 3
blocked shots.
Jefferson squared off
against the Maclay Lady
Marauders in Tallahassee,
Tuesday, Jan. 13, and lost 41-
Hall said Jefferson had
to play the entire game with
only five players due to ill-
ness and injuries. "They
played extra hard and did-
n't give up," said Hall.
Lady Tigers bringing in
the Jefferson points in-
cluded Keneshia Coates
with 13 points, 8 rebounds
and 9 assists; Alicia Smith
with 5 points, 3 assists and
2 rebounds; Howell, 2
points, 8 rebounds and 4 as-
sists; and C. Holmes, 1
point, 4 rebounds and 2 as-


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Luke Witmer netted 3
of 7 (43 percent) from the
field, and 2 of 5 (40 percent)
from the three-point zone
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2 offensive and 3 defensive
rebounds, 1 block/steal and
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of 4 (50 percent) from the
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The School Board of Jefferson County, Florida, hereby gives notice of in-
tent to adopt revision to Rules for operation of the Jefferson County school
system. This revision, upon adoption, will replace and supersede the ap-
plicable current rules of the School Board.
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this action is to revise the
current Rules, consistent with existing legal requirements and authoriza-
tions, In order to update policy guidelines under which the School System
will be administered.

SUMMARY: The rules to be amended are as follows:

411 policies listed under: Chapter 1-Part 1 Rules and Procedures;
P, art H The District School Board; Part III The Superintendent Of
Schools; Chapter 2-General Administration; Chapter 3 Personnel-
General Provisions; Chapter 4 Administrative and Instructional
Personnel; Chapter 5 Personnel-Non-Instructional; Chapter b -
Business Affairs; Chapter 7 Student Personnel; Chapter 8 Cur-
riculum and Instruction.

RIULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Section 1012.22, Florida Statutes
ii no way to precisely compute the economic impact of this adoption;
however, it is considered to be minimal except for the costs of printing
ahd distribution.
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Jefferson County School Board Office
DATE: March 9, 2009

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CASE NO: 33-2008-CA-0029
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment'of Foreclosure dated January 14, 2009 entered in Civil Case No. 33-
2008-CA-0029 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for
JEFFERSON County, Monticello, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the NORTH DOOR of the Courthouse at the JEF-
FERSON County Courthouse located at County Courthouse in Monti-
cello, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of February, 2009 the
following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judg-
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 14 day of January, 2009
Kirk Reams
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Deborah A. Matthews
Deputy Clerk
900 South Pine Island Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
07-27561 (NCM)

The permit application file and supporting data are available for public
inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays, at Northwest District Office, Florida
Dept. of Environmental Protection, 160 Governmental Center, Room 302,
Pensacola, FL 32502-5794, Tel. (850) 595-8300.

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a retreat from 8:30 A.M.
until 2:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Green Industries. The
public is welcome to attend.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes
and Chapter 62-346, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the following
application for an Individual Stormwater Permit has been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management District:
Application #560 received December 19, 2008, from the Florida
Home Builders Foundation for construction of a retreat for youth who are
interested in homebuilding careers, consisting of an access road, gravel
parking, a meeting room and two sleeping lodges, as well as a stormwa-
ter management system, located on Natural Bridge Road west of Fanlew
Road, Jefferson County.
Interested persons may comment upon these applications or submit
a written request for a staff report containing proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing the Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District's ERP Office, Suite 2-D, The Delaney Center Building, 2252
Killeam Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL. Such comments or requests.must
be received by 5:00 p.m. within 14 days from date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding these applica-
tions. Persons wishing to remain advised of further proceedings or to re-
ceive a copy of the Technical Staff Report should request that in writing
to the address above or by e-mail to
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administra-
tive hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding
the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after review-
ing the staff report.


The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its prepara-
tion of a draft permit for Monticello WWTP to Steve Wingate, City Man-
ager, City of Monticello, 245 South Mulberry Street, Monticello, FL
32344 to operate an existing 1.0 MGD annual average daily flow (AADF)
permitted capacity activated sludge wastewater treatment facility. The
treatment facility will operate in the extended aeration mode: The exist-
ing facility has provisions for pretreatment, biological treatment for
CBOD5 removal, nitrification, 'secondary clarification, basic level disin-
fection with chlorine, dechlorination, digestion, recirculation and reject
storage pond (2.0 MG). Residuals are disposed of by landspreading at
Simpson Nurseries. The. WWTP secondary further treated
through, asi an-made constructed treatment wetland to advanced waste-
water fffatmeinTlve1s ~i discharge to a receiving wetland.

This permitting action is the issuance of a wastewater permit to allow con-
tinued operation of the existing 1.0 MGD AADF permitted capacity
wastewater treatment facility with effluent disposal to a 33.28 acre man-
made constructed treatment wetland consisting of 3 aerobic cells and 11
storage (anaerobic) cells] to advanced wastewater treatment levels before
discharge to a 250-acre and 1200-acre receiving wetlands'(Class mI fresh

The Department proposes the following effluent limits for the City's
WWTP based on the results of the Level I WQBEL Study to be equal to
the current permit's AWT limits and the minimum required by Rule 62-
611.420(2), F.A.C. 5, 5, 3, 1 mg/L annual averages for CBOD5, Total Sus-
pended Solids (TSS), Total Nitrogen (TN) and Total Phosphorus (TP) for
a receiving wetland with basic disinfection, respectively. The wetland dis-
charge limits at the receiving exit point into Wolf Creek will remain as
proposed in Rule 62-611.450(1), F.A.C. at 3.0,0.2 and 0.02 mg/L annual
averages for TN, TP and unionized ammonia, respectively.

The WWTP facility is located at latitude 3033'18" N, longitude
83051'40" W on Mamie Scott Road, Monticello, FL in Jefferson County.
The 33.28 acre man-made aerobic treatment and storage wetland is lo-
cated on Goldberg Road, Monticello, FL in Jefferson County at latitude
3033'21" N, longitude 8305 1'16" W. The receiving wetlands are.located
approximately 8 miles S.E. of Monticello at latitude 3030'58" N, longi-
tude 83050'43" W in Jefferson County.

Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit
of the Department or may submit a written request for a public meeting to
Jonathan May, Northwest District Office, Florida Dept. of Environmental
Protection, 160 Governmental Center, Room 302, Pensacola, FL 32502-
5794 in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative
Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the in-
formation set forth below and must be received in the Office within 30
days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request
a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any
right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meet-
ing under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code.

The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number, the applicant's
name and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in
which the project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or pro-
posed action was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the
final decision;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification
of the Department action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a
statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting.
However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public
meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days
of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested.

If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended
until the close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any per-
son may submit oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the
Department proposed action. As a result of significant public comment
the Department final action may be different from the position taken by it
in this draft permit.

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