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141th Year No. 16

Wednesday, April15, 2009

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School Board.

Agrees To Sell

Park Property
City Has Three Years
to Develop Parcel
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
It briefly appeared
: a little iffy Thursday
evening, April 9.
whether the School
Board Would accept
city officials' offer for
the purchase of a piece
of land that the latter
hope to convert into a
water, ecological park:
but in the end, the deal
S went through.
By a vote of 4-1. the
School Board approved
the sale of a 28.01-acre
parcel on the south-
west part of, town. with
the condition that it
also will pay for a topo-
graphical study 1 ex-
pected to cost $9,360.
Charles Boland,
S the one dissenting
j ; School Board member,
objected to the $182.065
sales price. He thought
the school district
should have gotten the
N full $200.000 that the
state awarded the city
for the land acquisi-
"'The city .a .

awarded $200,000 for
property acquisition,"
Boland said. "It didn't
say anything about a
topographical study or
other things. That's
craw in my throat,"
Co u n c i lwom a n
Idella Scott's explana-
tion that the state in-
tended for, the survey,
the environmental as-
sessment and other
such costs associated
with the land acquisi-
tion to be part of, the
$200,000 did not satisfy
Another potential
sticking point was the
city's various offers on
the land, dating from
the beginning of the
negotiations in 2007 -
a point raised by both
Please See Park
Property Page 4A

Co.u ncil woman
Idella Scott. She is al-
ready seeking funding
sources for the develop-
ment of the property.

Special Counsel Will Address Commission On Racetrack Suit

County Has Already Paid $22,000 In Legal Fees

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer ,
-An attorney hired
by the County Com-
mission to represent
its interest in the po-
tenitial racetrack law-
suit will speak .to the
board on the issue at
its regularly scheduled
meeting at 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 16.
Attorney David
Theriaque of the

law firm of Theriaque.
Vorbeck and Spain in
Tallahassee will dis-
cuss the Bert Harris
Act, a law at the heart
of the potential litiga-
,tion. The planned dis-
cussion is in lieu of an
earlier scheduled exec-
utive session that
Should have been closed
to the public. Cancella-
tion of the executive
session occurred late
last week, at the re-

quest of Theriaque.
The Bert J. Harris
Private PropertyN
Rights Protection Act
dates from 1995, when
the Florida Legislature
adopted it. The Act's
intent is to prevent
local governments
From inordinately bur-
dening, restricting, or
limiting private prop-
erty rights and addi-
t ionall' provides for,
compensation for the

loss to fair market
value of real property
caused by a govern-
ment action.
The two plaintiffs
in the potential lawsuit
- Jamaro, Inc., and-
Richard B. Baker -
are using the Act as the
basis of their separate
complaints and are
seeking a combined
$2,451.900 in damages,
stemming from the
commission's rejection

S Longtime rioriaa enaitor Al Lawson was e pr seyerai sawmbrers
county Legislative Committee visited recently nd 6ne of t hat m1tt/
hith a framed photo of the courthouse. PictuIeIleft to ibghye i kCailaj"Felix e ,
J. er, Lawson, Tom Vogelgesang and Kim Barhmil. \J,

Downtown Benches Set For Elimination

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Those benches on
the courthouse circle
and elsewhere in the
town will soon be his-
tory. at least the ones
sporting advertise-
ments on their backs
will be.
And next to go may
be those easel-like
chalkboards advertis-
ing the offerings of the
various restaurants
and other shops
around the circle.
This pretty much

was the outcome of a
City Council discus-
sion on Tuesday night,
April 7, stemming from
an earlier discussion
involving the Main
Street Program.
Mayor Tom iVo-
gelgesang raised the'
issue of the benches to-
ward the end of the
meeting, pointing out
that the contract with
the company that

maintains the outdoors
seating structures
around the circle and
elsewhere in the town
was coming up for re-
newal on July 10. The,
contract, it turns out,
dates from 1979 and in-
volves at minimum of
13 benches on public
right-of-way around,
the town.
Apparently, the ad-'
vertisements on the

benches or more ac-
curately, the advertise-
ments for available
advertising spaces cur-
rently on the backs of
the benches has of-
fended the sensibilities
of some citizens, who
have complained to
city officials that the
advertisements are not-
in keeping with the
beautification effort on
the circle.,
V6gelgesang of-
fered that the council
could renew or termi-
Please See Down-
town Page 4A

of the Jefferson Downs
racetrack application
on Jan. 17, 2008.
The two property
owners hold that they
and the racetrack's de-
velopers had signed
real-estate purchase
agree m ents that were
contingent on the com-
mission approving the
racetrack's applica-
tion. Thus, they allege,
Please See Race-
track Page 4A


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School District Chief
Financial Officer Mar-
cia Willis; keepingan
eye on the numbers.
Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
the School Board's sale
of the park property to
the city last week will
prove a boon to the
cash-starved school
district, but the money
won't be enough to
postpone the inevitable
cuts that school offi-
cials are having to
make,':nor will it re-
store the district to fi-
nancial viability
anytime soon.
The School Board
approved the sale of a
28.01-acre property to
the city for $182,065 at a
special meeting on
Thursday evening,
April 9, with part of
the agreement being
that the school district
will pay the estimated
'.$10,000 that it will cost
for a needed topo-
graphical study of the
Please See School
District Page 4A

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I love holidays! It
makes me feel like a kid
In fact I love any-
thing that makes me feel
like a kid again. I love
theme parks (rfde as
many rides as my chil-
dren do), I love riding in
the car listening to loud
music, and I love vaca-
tions and enjoy seeing
the new places as thru a
child's/teenager's eyes.
Most holidays are
"built" around children.
I love the 4t of July, and
get .more excited over
the big pretty fireworks-
than my own children
do'; I love celebrating
Christmas, and yes,
Santa Claus. still comes
to, visit my children; I
love buying Valentine's
Day candy, ahd gifts for
my, children;, family
members, and friends; I
Jove Halloween; and
dress up each year to go
trick-or-treating with
my children; and Easter
is no exception either.
This past weekend.
fob_-.the Easter holiday
upon--us, --and--yes, the
Easter Bunny still
comes to my house, too.
Easter baskets. candy,
and new movies were set

up for Cheltsie and
Brooke. I have taught
that Easter Bunny to
wipe his feet, however.
He used to 'leave bunny
tracks (flour) all
through my house. .I've
gotten tired of cleaning
up behind him, so for
the last few years he has,
wiped his feet before
coming in.
We attended the
Central Baptist Chu rch,1
in Aucilla, for Easter
services and then head-
ed back .home to
Madison. We broke out,

fun part, after all. So, I
went outside, unknow-
ing to them, and hid all
the eggs and came back
in and told them.
Funny thing was
they got their baskets
and RAN all around that
yard looking for the
eggs. It was just like
they were five years old
again, running, giggling
and laughing. They
found all buit one. Sad
thing was I couldn't find
it either. Brings back the
old saying of "I could
even hide my. o,

the egg dye, and colored.-. Easter eggs."
eggs, which is still fu'n Young is,
for the girls,; whether does. Old is, a
they will admit it in pub- It's so much
lic .or not. They had a acting like a
blast ,. Gator colored acting like an
eggs, FSU colored eggs, .children oftei
bright colored eggs, pas- of me for ah
tel colored eggs, and ing to go do'
crayon drawings on the they feel I sl
eggs, before dying, filled "outgrown."
our afternoon. what makes
However, when I And that's w
offered to hide the eggs memories.
for then to hunt, they ,. This yea
,!seemed to shy back and :celebration
say that I didn't need to, exception -- 1
do that. So I didn't, for and lots of in
about an hor,; until 'I Go make)
realized I wanted to hide ory!!!
the eggs. Hiding and Until their
hunting eggs is the most you around th

as young
as old does.
more fun
a kid than
n adult. My
i make fun'
ways want-
things that
;iould have
Buyt that's,
life fun.
'hat makes

.r's Easter
was no
ots of fun,,
memories '
you a mem-

n ..... I'll see
he town.

If you attempted to
countithe stars in a
galaxy at a rate of
ne everysecond it
'would take around
,000 years to count
them all.

APRIL 14, 1999
a The presence and effects of the
Main Street program are begin-
ning to become more evident. The
latest and most visible sign is liter-
Jally a sign -or better yet, a series of
.signs -being erected at the four
Major entrances to the city on US
Highway 90 east and west and US
Highway 19 north and south.
The city is considering one of
three possible sites as the future
home of the Monticello Volunteer
Fire Department.
Commissioners want to hear
more information before they
decide whether or not to grant a
,acksonville company permission
Ito install fiber optic .cable on coun-
ly right-of-way
APRIL 12, 1989
Sheriff Ken Fortune warned
county commissioners again last
Week about the jail overcrowding
problem and the possibility of a
lawsuit against the county being
fired up again. If the county con-
tinued to do nothing to address the
Branford was no match for the
Aucilla Christian Academy war-
riors last Tuesday as ACA blew
'i ranford iway
City Superintendebt Don
Anderson warned the City Council
last week that the city cemetery
'was maxed out and the city,had to
decide whether to stay in the ceme-
tery business or get outi of it and
leave city burials for a private firm
to come in and handle.
? County Commissioners were in
formed April 5 by Landfill consult-
ant Frank Darabi that there were
.three recycling grants available
that the county could apply for. The
grants total $103.732. Darabi was
instructed by the commission to
complete and submit the grant
a' pliiattiois.
APRIL 12, 1979 -
The County Planning

Commission met Thursday night .
to continue their tedious line-by-
line review of the proposed coni-/
prehensive plan.
The Ministerial Association's
Good Friday Worship Service will
feature a dramatic reading of St.)
Mark's account of the trail anId
crucifixion of Jesus.
City Council members Marie:
Hinson and Tom Braswell'
appeared before the County:
Commissioners on April.4 to ask!
for help with city garbage collecd-
tion and road maintenance.
At last Wednesday's meeting,:
County Commissioners discussed,
their recent meeting with their
Department of Transportation.
APRIL 12, 1969 +|
Dennis Roddenberry' and I
Stanley L. Bailey represented
Jefferson County at the Florida
American Legion Boys State.
The newly elected officers forl
the Lions Club were Ralph Gay,
President; ; Tommy Ellet; second
vice president; Eulis Kirkland,
third vice president; Tommyi
Davis, treasurer; Bill Roth, secre-j
tary; Bill. Edwards, tail twister;i
John Lowe, Lion tamer; one year:
directors are Eddie Assad and Suti
Wiberly; two-year director,!
Wesley Gramling and Huel
Alagood;. R.B. Hall, chaplain;::
James Crosby, publicity and pho-
APRIL 12, 1959
Jennifer Edwards and--
Patricia Keith, senior English
students from JCHS gave an.
interesting review of the book,'
"Dr. Zhivago" at a meeting of the
Monticello Woman's Club.
APRIL 12. 1949
A music program was pre-
sented by the pupils ofI Mrs."
Arthur Watson and Mrs. A.'C.
Mrs. Leo Bilinski was elected /
president of the PTA. \

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By: Debbie Snapp
Monticello News

Ardis White

Ardis White and her family moved
to the Jefferson County area in 1981
from Key West, FL. She has been a
member of the Monticello Garden
Club since 1982.
She has three daughters and sev-
eral grandchildren, great grandchil-
dren, and even great-great
She is of the Methodist faith, and has always been a
homemaker. She enjoys cooking, fishing, reading, and
She was born in Wilmore, KS to Alice and Jack Grace
on August 13, 1922..

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Mopticello News
Staff Writer
Anthony Stephen
Harris, 31, of Jefferson
County, was arrested
April 8, and charged with
violation of probation on
the charge of burglary of
, a dwelling, armed with a
firearm. Bond was with-
held and he remained at
the Courity Jail April 13.
Joseph Eugene
Adkins, 44, of
Petersburg, FL, was
arrested April 9, and
charged with driving
while license suspended.
Bond was set at $500 and
he bonded out of jail
April 11.
Charles Henry
Anderson, 59, of
Jefferson County, was

arrested April 9, and
charged with writ of
attachment for non-pay-
ment of support, out of
Leon County Bond was
set at $250 and he bonded
out of jail the same day.
Joshua James Reich,
32, 'of Monticello, was
arrested April 9, and
charged with violation of
probation on the charge
of possession of mari-
juana. Bond was with-
held and he remained at
the County Jail April 13.
Brandon Matthew
Stephenson, 23, of
Tallahassee, was arrest-
ed April 11, and charged
with possession :of
cannabis, less than 20
grams, driving while
license suspended or
revoked, possession of

cocaine, possession of
marijuana less than 20
grams, and possession of
drug paraphernalia. A
total bond of, $9,000 was
set and he remained at
the County Jail April 13.
Aldo Ray Tucker, 26,
of Tallahassee, was
arrested April 11, and
charged with driving
while license suspended
or revoked habitual
offender. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he bonded out
of jail the same day
Michael Baldwin, V;
was arrested April 11,
and charged with driv-
ing under the influence
of drugs or alcohol and
no valid drivers license.
A total bond of $1,000
was set and he bonded
out of jail the same day.

City Man Busted With Pot

jewelry bag, and a bag
with an unknown
amount of empty bags
inside. ,
'He also located a
.pack of Bacardi Silver,
an alcoholic beverage on
the front passenger, seat
of the vehicle.
Conducting a search
prior to arrest, Oquendo

found $381 in, Ford's
He was arrested and
charged with possession
of marijuana with intent
,to sell, resisting arrest
without violence and no
vehicle registration. A
total bond for $3,100 was
set and he bonded out of
jail the same day.

SShurron M. Ford

M Moqelcel ..e ,,, .,,
Staff U ri4er
-The -Monticello
Police Department bust-
ed a city man with more
than one-third of a
pound of marijuana in'
his possession.
MPD Officer .Joel
pquendo reported that
about 9:47 p.m., April 7,
;he conducted a traffic
stop at, the intersection
f. Dogwood and
Vagnolia streets
because of an altered
lag on thle vehicle.
S. Oquendo reports
that 'when he made con-
tact with the driver,
Shurron M. Ford, '19, of,
Monticello, he could
smell a strong odor of,
marijuana. When
Oquendo asked Ford if
he had any illegal sub-
stances in the vehicle,
Ford .reportedly stated
that he did not.
After Oquendo
called for backup to con-
duct a probable cause
search on the vehicle, ,
Ford advised the officer
that lie had to go and he
turned around and
rushed back toward his-
By the time he was
halfway back to the dri-
iver's seat from the trunk'
6f the car, the officer .
advised Ford'that if he
continued, the officer
would have to discharge
Lhis Taser in an attempt
,to stop him from fleeing
,the scene, at which
,point, Ford halted.
While conducting a
,search of the vehicle,
Oquendo located a black
children's bag with 158.8
grams of marijuana,
gslit between seven
ags, one scale, one
black lighter, one small

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Cont. From Page 1

Park Property

Cont. From Page 1

the commission's action
harmed 'them, to the
degree that it caused the
loss of the property sales
and the- associated prof-
its.. .
Theriaque's com-
ments to the 'commission
relative to' the Bert
Harris Act will be the
first real public airing of
the issue since it sur-
faced in August 2008,
when Jamaro signaled
its intention to sue if the
matter could not be oth-
erwise negotiated. Since
Then; it's been difficult to
gauge the progress or
status of the lawsuit, as
county officials, have'
been extremely cautious
and circumspect .about
discussing. the matter
publicly Indeed, with the
exception, of
.Theriaque's hiring'g and
the recent mention of
the coming executive
session. all public infor-'
mation' on the: potential
lawsuit to date has come
from the plaintiffs.
Sooner or later, how-_
ever', the matter was
.bound to come ip for
public discussion.
I In advising comimis-.
sioners on April 2 of the.
since cancelled -execu-
tive session, County.
Attorney Buck Bird
made it a point to
remind, everyone that
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the proceeding
closed to the pu
explaining ,that it
one of the few insta
when public offi
were exempt
Sunshine Law bec
of the privileged na
of the information.
he cautioned comn
sioners that the bar
of the public from
information was te
,"It is not si
emphasized. "The i
mation is just b
delayed from the p
in order to explore
possibility of reach
settlement on this
He further
tioned the commis
ers that even though
izehs would be ba
from the meeting
court reporter wou
taking down every'
they said inform,
that: would later
available to the pu
Hence, it behooved
to be prudent in
utterances at the
ing, he advised. ,
Bird explained
the purpose of ,e
'tive session 'was
advise commission
on -the .status of
potential lawsuit,
options available

School District

'Chief Financial
Officer Marcia Willis'
told the News follow-
ing the meeting that
the plan is to _use the
remaining $172,065 to
rebuild the unreserved
fund balance, which is;
expected to show more
'than a' half million
deficit at the end of
current, fiscal, year,,
which ends June 30.j
As Willis explained
it previously, the state
requires that 'school
districts iddealIly main-'
tain unreserved fund
balances, or rainy-day
funds, that represent
five percent of their
total budgets, not
counting federal and'
capital outlay monies.,
In the case of the local
school district, that
five percent represents
between $400.000 and
Districts that fall-
below the five percent
level,. the Florida
Department of
Education (FDOE)
puts on watch and
monitors their finan-,
cial states. Below the
two percent level and
the. IDOE considers a
district to be 'in finan-
cial crisis and sends a
team to work with the
local school officials to
device' a 'plan to help
the district work
through its financial
Which' is the case
with the local school-
district. Indeed, a two-
year Fiscal Recovery
Plan that the DOE.and
local school officials
recently put together
in partnership and
that Superintendent
,Bill Brumfield briefly
discussed with the
bpard Thursday
evening, indicates that
the district will have a
deficit of: $554,086 in
its unreserved general
fund on June 30. The
projected $554,086
deficit translates into
a minus 6:20 percent

level. .
The Fiscal
Recovery Plan shows
the school district is
expected to implement
a set of, cost-cutting
strategies that include
staff reductions, merg-
er of maintenance and
transportation facili-
ties, deferral of .non-
safety related mainte-
nance projects, and'
sales of vehicles 'and
equipment. Some' of
the strategies the dis-
trict has already
implemented, and oth-
ers it will implement
'in the next fiscal year,
which, begins "July 1.
When all is said is
done, the.. district
expects to save $83,161
in the first fiscal year
aiid $1,921,901.85 in the
second fiscal year.
This means that at
the end of June .30,
2010, according to the
Fiscal Recovery Plan,
the- district :should
have an unreserved
general .fund balance
of $6,917. Remember,
the ideal for this fund
should be five percent,
or between $400,000
and $500,000. And
"remember also that
the expected $6,917 bal-
ance comes only after
'combined- cuts of
$2,005,062.80 over the
two years, including
more staff reductions,
a five-percent across
the board pay cut on
the remaining posi-,
tions, and fuelsayings
from changes in: the
bus routes in the' 'sec-
ond year.
Mind, the, Fiscal
Recovery Plan ,is not
cast in stone: it is a
moving target,. mean:
ing that it may require
more cuts than project-
ed, if the. .situation
worsens; or less, if it
were to improve, con-
trary to expectations.
If the district
plays its cards exactly
right, if the economy
improves, and if the

was them, and the possible
iblic, ramifications of each
was course of action, among
inces other things. It may be
cials that' Theriaque still
froni addresses some of these
cause points at Thursday's
nature public meeting..
. But Thus far, the poten-
imis- tial lawsuit has cost the
rring county $22,027.59 in tax-
i the payers' money, accbrd-
mpo- ing to figures provided
by the Clerk of Court
secret office. A breakdown. of
Bird the $22,027.59 shows that.
nfor- $1,799.57 went / to
beingg Shirley; $7,371 went tod
public Bird for "extra work"
e the related to the case; and.
ing a $12,857,02 has gone .to
legal Theriaque, who is'
charging $200.hourly for
.cau- his service.
sion- On. Jan. 6 of this
h cit- year, Clerk of" Court
erred Kirk Reams noted that
g, a. between $80,000 and
ld be $100,000 had been bud-
word geted in the current fis-
ation cal, year for consultant
be fees, which money could
iblic. be applied to attorneys'
them 'services. But it mattered
their 'when the payments
meet- started and how long the
l. litigation lasted, he said
that at the time.
xecu- The money for the.
s to consultant fees .comes
)ners fifom the general rev-
the enue, which is money
the generated from proper-
to tytaxes.

Cont. From Page 1

Fiscal Recovery' Plan
. works as it's projected
to work, the district
should have, a three-
percent or better unre-
served fund balance at
the end of the third
fiscal year in 2011,
Willis offers. That,
however; involves a
great many ifs, shd
admits. .
An unknown.
potential rescuer -
call it the cavalry just
over the hill is the
federal economic stim-
ulus money that the'
American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act
put into motion earlier
this year. But Willis
cautions that, the fed-
eral money is still
largely an unknown at
present, and, even
when comes,, as it's
expected, to come.- it
will represent a one-
time influx of monies,
whereas many of the
districts expenses are
Still, the federal
money should provide
some relief, if indi-
rectly, Willis says. She
offers the example of
the new .roof that is
needed at the elemen-
tary, school. If the fed-
eral money allows for
the replacement of the
roof, it will free the
district of having to
find the money else-
where, and also cut the,
district's maintenance
and repair costs for
the leaky i'oof, allow-
ing for these savings to
be applied to other
needs, she explains.
'Willis, however,
doesn't want to begin
counting her chickens
before the eggs hatch.
She's rather take it
one step at a time, con-
tinue concentrating on
the Fiscal Recovery
Plan strategies, and
hope in the interim
that the federal stimu,
lus money comes
through and the econ-
omy improves.

School Board members
Shirley Washington and
Sandra Saunders. The
two pointed out that the
city's original proposal
called for the purchase
of eight to 22 acres at
$9,000 an acre, an offer
that had now been
changed to 28.01 acres at
$6,500 an acre, without
so much as the least
mention of the change
to the School Board.
"You should have
come back to the School
Board and explained the
change," Washington
said. ""You took the
board for granted.' This
is the first we've heard
about the 28 acres."
Scott's Iesponse was
to the effect that it was a
new City Council, and
that she had not been
aware of what the for-
mer City Council .had
offered. But the new
council was committed
to developing the prop-
erty .into a park 'that
would benefit the com-
munity's youths,' she
Jack Carswell, a-
.member of'the citizens
committee that has been
pursuing the project
most actively (the com-
mittee's involvement, in'
fact, gave the project
impetus at a time when
it was languishing in the
council and ultimately
assured its success)
spoke of the commit-
tee's future plans.
He said it was! the
group's plan to appoint a
board compose of


nate the contract, or amend
it to limit the placement of
the benches .to specified
areas. He, offered-also that
the Health Department has
expressed-a willingness to.
donate an advertisement-
free bench to the city. He
mentioned that the Main
Street organization did'not
consider the benches "the
most attractive thing in the
Landscape- architect.
Winston Lee, who designed'
the courthouse beautifica-
tion project and secured
the $200,000 state, grant to
accomplish it at the behest
of the Main Street
Program, offered that the
benches were a backdoor
.way of getting around the
city's signage code. He said
the 'Main Street's plan for
the continued beautifica-
tion of the circle called for
the seeking of additional
grants to install aestheti-
cally pleasing street furni-
ture around the circle
Lee suggested that ter-
mination of ,the contract
was the best course of
action. He said if the city
merely limited the place-.
ment of the benches to
areas other than the court-
house circle, it would.
encourage a concentration
of the benches on the
periphery of the circle.
"This is a backdoor
way around the signage
code," Lee reiterated.
"Signage is always a strug-

The company that
maintains the benches
reportedly charges $600 for "
the advertisement space. It
pays the 'city nothing for
the use of the public right-
The council voted not
to renew the contract, so
that the company will be.
forced to remove the
benches by the July expira-
tion date. It.more or less
left the resolution of the
.chalkboard advertisement
signs to the Main Street
Program, at least for the
time being. But it appears
that an effort may be
underway to rid the circle
of these moveable signs.
On a related matter,
Lee 'and Main Street
Program head Lisa

botanists, ecologists,
educators and others
who would ensure the
creation of a park that
would address youths,
education and ecology,
ahd that would be a
national, if not world-
class, facility.
He explained that
the original idea had
been to build a swim-
ming pool on the proper-'
ty. But as the group had
studied the configura-
tion of the parcel, it had
become evident, that it
wouldn't accommodate
the envisioned use.
Hence, the need for the
additional acreage, he
At the same time,
the committee's foot
exploration of the land
revealed that the proper-
ty. had never been
logged. Meaning that it
contained ,representa-
tion of 60 percent of the
county's fauna and flora
.and presented 'a perfect,
opportunity to capital-
ize on this facet. This
was particularly true
given today's social' cli-
mate, where a move-
ment existed to get kids
back outdoors and
involved in nature and
where the federal
administration was
making funds available
for such efforts,
Carswell said. .
"There is a national
movement to reconnect,
youths with the out-.
doors and to.: capture
urban parcels and turn
them. into educational

and recreational areas
for youths,", Carswell
said. "We'll also get the
ancillary benefit of
tourism. Certainly, the
idea has evolved since
the beginning. But I
think it's a win-win sit-
uation. I think you have
the opportunity to hit a
triple for the youth and
a homerun for
Jefferson County"
He offered that he
thought, it would cost
about $500,000 to devel-
op the property, adding
that he thought the
committee was up to
the challenge of raising
the money and seeing
the project through.
the reservation of some
on the .School. Board,
the group voted for the
sale, especiallyy after
School Superinten-
dent Bill .Brumfield
opined that absent the.
city's purchase, the
school district could
do, little else with the.
"We may get a row-
ing crew one day and
row back there,"
Brumfjeld joked,
referring'to the exten-
sive wetlands on the
Now it remains for'
the City Council and
the School Board to,
close on the deal and
for the city and the
committee to begin
exploring possible
funding sources; for
the development of
the property. ... -

.: Corit. From Page.1

Reasoner advised the coun-
cil that more downtown
revitalization efforts
might be in the works.
Reasoner suggested
that the.. times might well
be apropos, for such,\proj-
ects, given the availability
of federal stimulus money
for green efforts. She said
Lee had, suggested some
ideas 'relative to Cherry
and Dogwood streets that
involved enhancing .the
cityscape and -creating
mote green space.
Lee added that the
impetus for the project,
stemmed from the design
and architectural, stan-
dards that,. the council
adopted. March 3 for the
downtown' business dis-
trict in order to ensure the
area retained its historic ,
character and small-town.
flavor. 'Now that the code
was in place, the group
wanted to explore such
issues as curb and gutter,
lighting and handicap
accessibility, Lee said. But

the idea was to make it a
grassroots effort that
involved the. affected prop-
erty owners, and mer-
chants from the get-go, he
"This is to put the idea
.out there that the funds are
available and see what
,steps others want to do and
marry the .two together
and go for the dollars," Lee
said. "It's at the very early
stages. It's so. that we can
have something ready if
the money becomes avail-
Vogelgesang, under-
scored the point that the
effort should be communi-
ty driven, rather than
council directed, "so that
everybody is aboard".
He was referring to
the criticism- of some
downtown property own-
ers and other stakeholders
who charged that they
were never contacted or
their input solicited rela-
tive the earlier courthouse
beautification project.

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Betty Annette Davis,
age 74, a retired bank-
teller from Farmers &
Merchants Bank passed
away, Sunday April 12,
2009, in Thomasville,
Funeral service will
be Thursday, April 16,
2009, at the First Baptist
Church in Monticello,
FL at 11:p0 A.M. The fam-
ily will receive friends
Wednesday, April 15,2009
from 6:00-8:00 PM at
Beggs Funeral Home
Monticello Chapel, 485 E.
Dogwood Street,
Monticello, FL 32344. No
flowers, requested dona-
tions may be made to the
First Baptist Church
Building Fund, W
Washington Street,
Monticello, Florida
Mrs. Davis was a
native of Chattanooga,

TN and had lived in
Terre Haute, IN before
moving to Monticello.
Mrs. Davis was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist
Church in Monticello.
She was a loving wife,
mother and grandmoth-
She is survived by
one daughter Carrie
Davis Johnston
(Edward) of
Tallahassee, FL; one sis-
ter Frances Aletha Cox
(Alfred) of Terre Haute,
IN; nephew David Cox
(Linda) and two grand-
children Zachary
Johnston and Bryce
She was preceded in
death by her loving hus-
band Tommy Davis, par-
ents Hoyt Crowell and
Mary Bell Schmaker
Crowell, two brothers
and one sister.

J. C. Lee, 88, of
Lamont, FL died on
Monday, April 13, 2009 at
Brynwood Center in
Monticello, FL following
a lengthy illness.
He was born April 9,
1921 and was a life-long
resident of Lamont. He
is survived by his wife of
62 years, Mary Lee, his
daughter Mary Ann
Skalany (Greg), his son
Jaren Lee, and his
daughter Tina Lee, all of
Lamont, and his brother
. Dewey Lee of Ocala, FL.
He leaves behind
fduruigrandchildren and
five great-grandchildren
and a host of nieces and

nephews. Mr. Lee served
- in the U.S. Army during
World War II in France,
Belgium, Germany and
England. He is a retired
logger and farmer. He
was an avid hunter and
f i s h e r m a n.
Contributions may be
sent in his name to the,
American Cancer
At his request no formal
services will be held.
Fellowship with the fam-
ily to celebrate his life
will be held Wednesday,
April 15, 2009 between 6
and 8 pm at the home of
Mary Ann Skalany in


William Kevin
Walker, 48 of
Waukeenah, FL, fought
a good fight, and kept
the faith and went home
the evening of
Thursday April 9 at MD
Anderson Cancer
Center in Houston, TX.
Funeral service will be
Wednesday, April 15,
2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Cody
Pentecostal Holiness_
Church, Tram Road,
Cody, FL. Interment fol-
lowed at Beth Page
Cemetery. The family
received friends
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
at Beg'gs Funeral Home
Monticello Chapel, 485
E. Dogwood Street,
Monticello, FL from 6:00
to 8:00 PM. Donations
may be made to Cody
Pentecostal Holiness
Church Building Fund.
Kevin was a lifelong res-
ident of Jefferson
County He graduated
from Aucilla Christian
Academy in 1979. Kevin
was part owner of
Walker & Sons Farms,
Inc. He was a member
of Southeast Milk Inc.

Kevin enjoyed working
on the dairies with his
family. He enjoyed deer
hunting. and fishing on
the flats with his Wife,
and brother -in law
Hubert. Kevin attended
the Cody Pentecostal
Holiness Church.
He is survived by
his wife; Renee'
Granger Walker, his
mother Frances Harris
Walker; three brothers
Sloan (Melva), Douglas
(Sonja), and Ronnie
(Sheri). Mother-in-law,
Willie Mae "Mema"
Granger, sister-in-law
Martha Ann Hightower
(Hubert), brother-in-
law Ted Granger
(Margie). Kevin is also
survived by numerous
nieces and nephews
that thought the world
of Uncle Kevin. He will
be greatly missed by his
cats Cinder, Smoky,
Goose and his dog JC.
He was preceded in
death by his father
Ulysses "Bo" Walker,
brother Dennis Walker
and father-in law, Carl
"Jabo" Granger.

April 15
Little King and Queen
Watermelon Festival
Pageant applications are
due April 27.

April 15 30
New exhibit featuring
Zaid Haynes is now show-
ing at the Jefferson Arts
Gallery This exhibit will
be on display through the
entire month. Jefferson
Arts, Inc. exhibits are free
and open to the public at
the Gallery location 575
West Washington Street.
The Gallery is open 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
and Saturdays or by
appointment. Jefferson
Arts, Inc. is a non-profit
group with a goal of pro-
moting art and art educa-
tion in the Monticello
area of North Florida and
South Georgia! For more
information, contact the
Gallery at 997-3311 or visit
corn .m

April 16
Science Fair at Monticello
Christian Academy 3 to 5
p.m. Thursday in the
auditorium. 34 students
have been working on.
broad to general experi-
mental projects. The com-
munity is invited and
encouraged to attend.
Contact coordinator and
instructor Mylinda Lynch
at 997-6048.

April 16
One Heart Earth Center
and. folk artist Janet
Moses will offer a Window
and Wood Painting class 6
p.m. Thursday Learn to
paint French roosters
with grapes and sunflow-
ers. Contact Sallie Worley
or 997-7373.

April 16
The Tallahassee
Automobile Museum will

Little King

Monticello News
Managing Editor
The Watermelon
Festival Little King and
Queen Pageant will be
held 7 p.m. Saturday,
June. 13, at the Jefferson
County Auditorium.
Because of lack of
applicants for the
Queen's Pageant, the
Princess Pageant and
the Little King and
Queen Pageant will be
Contestants must be
five years old by April
30, 2009, and no more
than.eight years old by
Dec. 31, 2009. They must
be full time residents of
Jefferson County.
Application fee -is
$20 and the deadline to
submit applications is

offer "Florida History" 5
to 8 p.m. the third
Thursday of each month.
Call 942-0137 for more
information and direc-

April 16
Southern IMusic Rising
Festival will sponsor an
Old Fashioned Gospel
Sing Thursday, $7. Come
out and fiddle around.

April 16
AA meetings are .held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at the
Christ Episcopal Church
Annex, 425 North
Cherry Street. For more
information call 997-2129
or 997-1955.

April 17'
Monticello Rothry Club
meets every Friday at
noon at the,
Chamber of Commerce
on West Washington
Street for lunch and a
meeting. Contact
President James
Muchovej at 980-6509 for
club information.

April 17
Concert and Dance spon-
sored by the Southern
Music Rising Festival
will feature David Grier
three times IBMA Guitar
Player of the Year, Jim
Walton 2003 Texas Flat
Picking Champion, Eric
Edmiston '2008 Gamble
Rogers Festival Finger
Picking Champion, and
an Old Time Country
Dance with the
Monticello Country

April 17 and 18
The Jefferson County.
Relay For Life weekend
event for the American
Cancer Society will be
held at the old JCHS foot-
ball field, 6 pm.

And Queen

Now Available
April 27. A 3X5,photo of
the contestant must be
submitted with the
Applications are
available at the
Chamber of Commerce,
or by email. To have an
application emailed to
you, or for additional
information, contact
event chair Lauren
Burnette at 850-510-6306.
Contestants will be
judges on: Opening
number performance,
evening wear, question
and answer, and overall

April 18
Garage and Bake Sale 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
in the Woodrow Malloy
Fellowship Hall, at First
Presbyterian Church.
Gently used items will
be for sale as well as
homemade cakes, cook-
ies, pies, bread, and the

like. All baked fresh and
wrapped for sale. All
monies raised from this
sale will go toward the
refurbishing of' the
front doors of the sanc-
tuary. For more infor-
mation about this- and
other happenings call

County Republican

Party To Meet

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The monthly meet-
ing of the Jefferson
County Republican
Party will be held at
Willow Pond Farm 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21.'
Dinner will be
served at 6 p.m. at a cost
of $10 per person, with
net proceeds going to
RSVP via email or
call 228-4400 so the cor-
rect amount of food can
be prepare.
' This is the final
meeting for contribu-

tions to the high school
scholarship fund, spon-
sored by 'the Women's
Republican committee.
The community is
welcomed to get
involved in this very
worthwhile cause. For
those who have not
attended a meeting, this
is an excellent time to
begin. Don't miss it...
bring a friend.
Speak out for less
government, less taxes.
There is a non-partisan
"Tea. Party" 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15 at
the old Capitol in

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grandson of Donna Wiehaus of Monticello, FL and the great-
grandson of Mary Connell also of Monticello.

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- When they completed
a station, the kids received
a sticker to put on a map of
the event booths. When:
they got all of the stickers,
they took them to the Fire
Prevention booth to
receive coloring books,
pencils and other safety
related gifts provided by
the commander of the
JCFR Fire Prevention,
Bureau, Lt. Renee
The AAVFD served a

lunch of ribs, chicken, hot
dogs and hamburgers
with all of the fixings for
$5. and the AAVFD also
demonstrated how their
fire truck works to-the
Board of County
Commissioner Gene Hall
brought his son and 'a
guest. They got a chance to
see what it was like to
fight a fire by learning
how to use the fire hose.

Area children attending the Ashville Area' Volunteer
Fire Department social gathering at the Dixie Plantation
April 11, participated in many activities throughout the
course of the day, including how to fight a fire and use the
hoses, which must be leaned into when in use.

firt Responder

Pr eprtlions Being Mode

Monmicello Nelws
Staff itrrter
M. ,ike Sacco. firefight-.
er with the Monticello
Volunteer Fire
Department and.
Ins t r u c to r
Firefighter Paramedic.
continues making prepa-
rations for the county's
first locally taught First
Resppnder Course. and
relates that if all goes
well,' he will also be offer-
ing. Paramedic and EMT'
courses here, through
North Florida
'Community College in the
. near future.
Tentatively, the first
course' will be offered
beginning the second
week of May at Green
Industries on West US 90
with sessions held one
night per week for. the 40-
hour course, after which,
students will receive state
certification as, a first
The particular nights
the courses will be held
and the times have not yet
been determined, howev-
er, those 'wishing to take
the course are asked to
contact Sacco with their
suggestions. for the best
night and time. The
entire cost of the course,
including lab 'fees, books
and the training will be
about $200, which is price-
less when the information
learned is used on just a
single incident, possibili-
ty saving a human life.
Many life-saving tech-
niques to be used in vari-
ous situations will .be
learned throughout the
class, such as, treating
choking, heart attacks,
symptoms of stroke,
bleeding, broken bones,
sprains and strains,
burns, treating trauma
victims, accidental elec-
trocution, scene assess-
ment, and other medical
ly-related situations.
6 A certified first
responder is a person who
has completed forty to
sixty hours of training in
providing pre-hospital
care for medical emergen-
cies. They have more skill
than someone who is
trained in basic first aid
but are not emergency
medical technicians.
Certified first responders

Mike Sacco

fill the gap between a
basic first aid provider
and an EMT-Basic.
Sacco says the train-
ing will give students
enough confidence to be
able to stop at an accident
and render first aid, ren-
der aid to a seizure victim
or choking victim at
work, perform CPR or res-
cue breathing for a family
member or friend, and so
on. He also stresses that
certified first responders
covered under the Good
Samaritan Act, which
reads; "Any person,
including those licensed
to practice medicine, who
gratuitously and in good
faith renders emergency
care or treatment either
in direct response to
emergency situations
related to and arising out
of a public health emer-'
gency declared pursuant
to s. 381.00315, a state of
emergency which has
been declared pursuant to
s. 252.36 or at the scene of
an emergency outside of a
hospital, doctor's office,
or -other place having
proper medical equip-
ment, without objection of
the injured victim or vic-
tims thereof, shall not be
held liable for any civil
damages as a result of
such care or treatment or
as a result of any act or
failure to act in providing
or arranging further med-
ical treatment where the
person acts as an ordi-
nary reasonably prudent
person would have acted
under.the same or similar
There is a minimum
class size requirement
and if you would like to
attend please email him at


Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Ashville Area
Volunteer Fire
Department (AAVFD),
under the command of
Volunteer Chief John
Staffieri, conducted a suc-
cessful social event on
Saturday April 11, at Dixie
Plantation, attended by
many, and educating the
community about the
.department, its personnel
and equipment.
AAVFD. Firefighter
Denise Tosado planned'
the event, which included
learning stations for the
children.and the landing
of the aeromedical heli-
Each visiting child
rotated through a ,station
where they would learn a
safety lesson such as dial-
ing 911, the dangers of
playing with matches and
they were givesi a tour of
the Airmethods

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VFW Post 251 will
hold a Spring Fashion
Show 7p.m. Friday,
April 17 in the Jefferson
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Educational Rally Inspirnig Event

Mionticell 'News Pnoto By -ran nunt Iviarci iviarun o0, 2uu0
.The "Smokifier" vah was a very popular attraction during
the Samn Madison annual Educational Rally.
The computer within would take photosof people,.then show
them how they would age if they didn't smoke, compared to
how they, would age, if they did smoke.

Monticello News
Staff Writer .
Rally Coordinator
Mary Madison reports that
the seventh annual Sam
Madison, Jr. Educational
Partnership Rally, held
Saturday, March 14 in the
old Jefferson County High
School auditorium, was an
inspiring success.
"With all of the differ-
ent activities going on with-
: i the community that day,
, I was pleased that approxi-
mately 80 people attended
the Rally," stated Madison.
"I only wish more, especial-
ly children, could have
heard the dynamic speak-
ers each tell their individ-
ual success stories."
Prior to the presenta-
'tion 'of speakers, tables
were set up in the lobby by
Florida Big, Bend. Area
Health Education Centers
(AHEC), Healthy Start,. and
the 'Jefferson County
Health Department, all pro-i
hiding health-related mate-'
rials to children and their
parents, on various topics,
.from the effects of simok-
ing, poisons and pollutants'
-in the environment, health
screenings, and' their
importance, diabetes edu-
cation,, diet and exercise
tips, among other topics.
SPresenters were Edna
Henry, JES parent coordi-
nator; Shirley Washington,i
Boys .and Girls Club direc-
tor; Craig Wilson Healthy
Stan Healthy Families;
Jami. Hatfield, Big Bend,
Care. Collin Tully, FSU
College of Medicine AHEC;
Chastity McCarthy,.
Tobacco Free 'Jefferson
Coordinator; and. the
Smokifier van, with its age-,
progression software
which produces, images if
one smoked compared and.
what they:would look like if
they did. Each presenter
distributed bottled water, T-
shirts, soft drinks, wrist-
bands, pencils, coloring.
books and crayons, and i
written brochures.
"I would like to. take
this opportunity to thank
the speakers, presenters,
contributors and attendees
for making this another
successful rally event,"
said Madison.
The first two speakers
of the' event were Dr,
Angela Massey-Hill (FAMU
Pharmacy) and her broth-
er, Antoine Massey, PhD
Dr. Massey-Hill opened
by giving a brief synopsis
of her career journey from'
military kid to her
Pharmaceutical Doctorate
degree. She stated that she
was inspired to go into the

medical field after seeing
her grandparents suffer
from Alzheimer's. "It com-
pelled me to'try to help oth-
ers who are suffering and
hopeful in helping find a
cure or bring comfort to
those with the disease," she
Her inspiring message
to the young people was to
set good, positive examples
in their lives, so those'
behind them would have a
good role model to follow.'
She emphasized the impor-
tance of reaching out to
help someone, commenting
on Sam's efforts to give
back to the community.
Most of all, she repeat-
edly stated, "Don't ever for-
get where you came from
and be extremely proud of
your -roots because those
roots are strong and run all
through the, community for
your use anytime you need
them. Always remember,
you are from Monticello,.
where part of everyone is
having the ability to give to
others." She' mentioned
several individuals,. pres-
dift and not present, arid'
thanked them for their sup-
port througlHit her life. "t
Antoine echoed his sis-
ter's sentiments of being
proud of one's roots and
the importance of making
an effort to tell individuals
who helped you along the
,way, "Thank you." He also
told attendees that the key
to success was e education,
and the choices they make.
"The choices ,we make are
ours to make, and with
those wrong, choices. come
consequences," he warned.
..He recognized-
Superintendent Bill
.Brumfield as one he would,
personally like to thank for
putting up with the antics
of him and-his peers, 'in his
classroom. 'Antoine then
stated, "Mr. Brumfield, con-
gratulations as sUperin-
tendent, and thank you.
Although we joked a lot in
your classroom, mostof us
made good choices in life
because, who would have
thought, I(AAntoine) would
be achieving a doctorate
degree in the near future,
so thank you aging for
believing in us.
Antoine also recog-
nized Corinne Stephens as
.another teacher who was,
dedicated to the cause, and
he thanked her; for her
services of 36 years.
He also expressed the
pride he carries in being
from,. "Little .ole"
Angela and Antoine
are the children of Nell
Thomas Randall of

Monticello and Alphonso
Massey of Colorado
Springs, CO, and the niece
and nephew of Jefferson
teacher Carolyn .Juniors,
and Depuity Bill Massey
Krystal Wilson, daugh-
ter of resident Mildred
Wilson, who is presently an
undergraduate student at
Florida A&M University,
revealed her future plans
after graduation, which
will be extended into a
Doctoral program also.
Wilson's message to
the audience was directed
toward the youths, empha-
sizing the importance of.
staying focused and getting
a quality education, and
most importantly, "Don't
6let anyone tell you that you
can't do it or that you can't
be what you desire to be.
, "Work hard, stay obe-
diefit to those trying to help
you, and be proud of your-
self and your commphity,"
she said. "I feel that being
from Monticello is one of
the best things that has
ever happened to me and I
take pride in it, as I take
pride in,being a Tiger. You
'have to be real with your-
self and believe in your-
self." She had the audience
then repeat after her, "I
will take responsibility for
achieving my goals from:
'this day forward."
She continued, "Many
times, we let fear hold us
back. We're afraid to sacri-.
fite, but we can't do that. If
it is worth dreaming, it is'
worth working hard for.
We have to learn how to
step out of our comfort
Dale Mediate of
Flowers' Foods
(Thomasville), and brother
of 'county resident Dave
Mediate ,(Royal Mini
Storage), delivered a pow-
erful and humorous mes-
sage to the audience. He
spoke of his military expe-
rience, and the discipline
he learned, and how it car-
ried him through college
and into his present career.
He humorlessly told of
the meager jobs he encoun-
tered,,as well as the chal-
lenging jobs, such as' one
being very high 'above the
ground,, in which he was
horrified from being so
high; and another assign-
ment, being the new kid-,
on-the-block, he was given
the task of cleaning filthy
His superior was so
impressed with his work
and dedication, and pro-
moted him.' His message,to
young audience members
was, when given a job, no
matter what your degree or
title is, do what is asked of
you, enthusiastically.
Success follows hard work.,
"You have to work ,your
way up and. there is no
degree on the wall which
states, I. am better than this
or that," he said.
"Education will help
lead to success. You may,
not see it right now, but the
algebra .I took in high
school under Bill McRae,
is what I use' on my job
today Don't forget where
you came from and don't
be ashamed of where you
came from. Take what
you've got and make the
most of what you got."
Ervin Lewis, athletic

director for Alabama State
University, started by
thanking Sam for his dedi-
cated efforts to the commu-
nity encouraging the chil-
dren to stay in school,
because it was the only
road that would lead them
out of Jefferson County,
and he especially stressed
that they further their edu-
He told of his humble
beginnings in Wacissa in a
double-wide trailer, as did
Sam, and both not having
the finer things in life, but
both had strong 'family
backgrounds, where every-
one did their part,
Lewis made it known
that although he was an
only child he had to work
hard. He mentioned how
he and Sam worked in the,
watermelon fields during
the ,summer months. He
reminisced about how his
grandmother.- constantly
told him at a very young
age, "Yur ka-rack-ta will
take-ya a long way," it was
later in life that Ervin real-
ized, that she was saying
"I still live within me
and it is what I am teach-
ing my son," said Ervin.
Next, Lewis ;told about the,
"crew", which Antoine
also touched on. The crew
consisted of Antoine, Sam,
Mario, Mario and the late
Vann Washington, who up
until their junior year,
were inseparable. He said
that even when Sam and
Mario went to FAMIU High,
their connection remained
intact. He choked up,
becoming misty, as he
remembered the crew
today and their accom-
plishments, and how they,
were saddened by the loss
of their crew member,
He went on to tell.
about the strong bond of
the crew, when times were
hard for them all, but they
stayed in touch after high'
school, and. about their
not-so-cool cars, in college
and how many times he
*only had $2 for gas to get
back to school.
He gave A few other
glimpses into their jour-
ney to, success. Lewis too,
thanked Brumfield,
Stephens, Elzora Saunders
and "Mama" (Mary)
Madison, for the parts they
played in his journey, -
His message to the
children reflected that of
the 'previous speakers,
"Remember your roots, be
proud of them, use them to
help build a career, reach
back to help others, and
believe in yourself, and
never forget, your charac-
terwill take you a long way
in life and in success."
The final speaker, host
Sam Madison, expounded
on the 'pleasure to be
reunited with the "Crew"
members. He gave best
wishes to Krystal in -her
endeavors, and he thanked
Angela and Nell for being
there for him when he,
Mario and Antoine, were
at their home, which made
for a "safe haven" for the
He spoke about no
matter' whose home they
were at, parents of each
young man knew they
were safe. He thanked the

IVIouceilloU IeWS flot i u Dy [nal rlUlnt Ivial l iVidlull 1 -uu9
Greeting residents at the door during the annual Sam
Madison, Jr. Educational Rally were, left to right, Shirley
Washington, Nan Baughman, and Edna Henry, who signed
guests in and issued them with. tickets for door prizes to be
issued later during the program, and educational literature.

audience for attending and
expressed his continuance
of coming" back for the
eighth year. He reflected
on the thoughts of the pre-
vious speakers and added"
that the audience should
show those who are
presently on the wrong
track, how to succeed."
Sam told the audience
of his, past honorary
recognition in 2005 from
the University of
Louisville,,. Kentucky,
when during a home game
halftime, they featured the
retirement of- his jersey
#13, which now hangs
with other Louisville
greats, and how he was
thinking afterward that he'
was proud to represent
"Little Ole Monticello".
Sam gleefully informed
the audience that he had
been notified a few days
prior to the Educational
Rally, that he had been,
chosen to be inducted into -
the Kentucky Hall of
Fame, and he said he
would be able to 'attend.
He stated that the
committee informed him
that he would have'to get
his own presen-
ter/introducer for the
.occasion. He then asked
Corinne Stephens to step
to the stage.' Upon her
arrival, Sam thanked her
,for the past endeavors of
the "crew" and especially
himself, and then he
. requested, "If you are
available, I would truly be
.happy if you would pres-
ent/introduce me (June 18-
20, 2009, Lexington, KY)."
He explained that
Stephens had first got him
into sports, teaching him
Sto play baseball, "My first
love," as he referred to the
Startled, she respond-
ed, "Yes, I'd be happy to
introduce, you." The two
embraced as, the crowd
cheered. Emotionally, she
thanked him for such an
honor. Struggling through
her tears of joy, she added,
"These are my children. I
would do anything for you
guys. There are things
you do in life that make
everything worthwhile,
and you guys make-every-
thing worthwhile for me."
She briefly told how
respectful, well mannered,
and dedicated to their
teachers, their academics,
and even more committed
to learn sports, the crew
was. -She told of how they
diligently cleared and pre-
pared ground behind the
old Howard Agricultural

building to play/practice.
"It gave me great pleasure
and even more fun to work
with these young men,
because I saw greatness in
them all," said Stephens.
Mary Madison
thanked the audience for
coming, then called Nan
Baughman and Darylene
Proctor to assist with the
distribution of gift bags to
the children and door
prize giveaways.
Following adjourn-
ment, Sam signed auto-
graphs and door prizes
and posed for photos.
Mary Madison offered
sincere thanks to the gen-
erous contributors in
making the event a suc-
cess. Those contributors
included: Judge Robert
"Bobby" Plaines, Farmers
and Merchants Bank, Dr.
Flossie Byrd, Angela Gray,
p-operty appraiser,
Maggie Stokes, Emma
Stokes, Martha Stokes, Mr.
and Mrs. WB Barnhart,
Sr., Ann Herring, Marty
Bishop, elections supervi-
sor, Josephine .Perry,
Henry Mitchell, Louiza
Larry, Patricia Johnson,
and Willa Seabrooks.
She also expressed
thanks to the dedicated
supporters including.
'Superintent of Schools
Bill Brumfield, School
Board Member Adrianne
Arbulu, Sheriff David
Hobbs, JCMHS Principal
Geraldine Wildgoose, JES
Principal Rev. Dr. Melvin
Roberts, Care Charter
School of Excellence
Principal Harriet Cuyler,
Community Education
Principal Rev. Dr.- Artis
Johnson,. Jefferson
County Health depart-
ment Director Kim
Barnhill, Angela Scott, of
Jefferson County Public
Thanks. were also
extended, to those commit-
ted to Education
Partnership Group,
including, Innovative
Partners Coalition, Inc.,
VFW Post 251 and Ladies
Auxiliary, Jefferson
County Health
Department Coalition,
Jefferson County Retired
Educators Association,
and community educa-
tion, under the patronage
of the adult school. "I
would like to say to all of
you, Kindness in words,
creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking cre-
ates profoundness.
Kindness in giving cre-
ates love," said Mary

Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt March March 16, 2009
Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt March March 16, 2009 Sam Madison, Jr. visits with the young men who manned the Smokifier van, and issued
Greeters welcome visitors, including Sheriff David Hobbs, to the annual Sam Madison health-related literature to the dangers of smoking, bracelets, coloring books, pencils and pens,
Educational Rally. T-shirts, and other promotional items for the cause.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009




Monticello News *'9A


Burger King, Home

Of The Whopper

Monticello News
Managing Editor
Burger King is locat-
ed at 1209 S. Jefferson
Street, Monticello and is
open Sunday through
Thursday 6 a.m. to 10
p.m. Friday and
Saturday, the restaurant
is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Manager Robin
Morgan relates that
Friday is the busiest day
of the week.
The establishment
serves breakfast, as well
as lunch and dinner
items from approximate-
ly 11 a.m. daily, after the
breakfast period.
Most popular ,food
item is the Junior
Whopper, Morgan notes,
while children tend to
favor the chicken ten-
The Burger King
menu has evolved from a
basic offering of burg-
ers,, fries, sodas and
milkshakes'in 1954, to a
larger, more diverse set
of offerings that include
several variations of
chicken, fish, salads and
Its signature prod-
uct is the Whopper sdnd-
wich. The popularity of
this sandwich eventual-
ly led to Burger King
adopting the motto.
"Home of the Whopper."
The Buiger King
chain has structured its

Robin Morgan
prices so that it is afford-
able for most anyone.
Morgan relates that the
dollar menu .is most pop-
ular and its variety
offers something for
The chain makes an
effort to come up with
new items from time to
time, such as its bacon
wrap breakfast item,
and the new Burger
A senior discount is
available, if requested
When the order is placed.
. Recently, the. drive
through station has been
updated so that,the ciis-
tomer's order and total
cost is printed on the
screen, easily visible to
the buyer.

Bands 19 South, Encore, Bad Influence Headline RFL Event

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Relay For Life
committee and teams
are down to the wire, as
Relay is this coming
Friday, April '17, with
the opening ceremony
beginning at 6 p.m. fol-
lowed by a variety of
stage events through-
out the weekend event.
Well-known bands
like 19 South, Encore,
and Bad Influence are
scheduled to entertain
throughout the
evening, as well as local




church musical groups.

This year, a "movie
time" will be held at 2
Tracie and Perry
Grantham, with
H'ayley's Angels, are
planning all the games
for the duration of the
Relay weekend. Lots of
fun and fellowship is
planned for all ages.
Booths will be set
up for an array of color
crafts, like dream
catchers and such.
Also, barrel racing,
lasso a bull, obstacle
courses, a Wii bowling
tournament if the

weather is right, and a
scavenger hunt.
JCMHS cheerlead-
ers and the ROTC are
expected as well as
Cowboys and Indians, a
saloon and jail, a
chuckwagon, and many
other exciting games
and challenges.
Bring your lawn
chairs for some "Wild,
Wild, West" fun and
Funds raised from
RFL events is used for
cancer research and

Library Computer Classes In Session

Monticello News
Staff Writer
.Internet Class #1
will meet 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. every Tuesday and
Wednesday during the
weeks of April 14 to
April 29.
Internet Basics,
classes is. a two-week
course consisting of
four classes. Classes will
be held ini the Lifelong
Learning Center at the
Jefferson County Public
Library and is an intro-
dhuctory class on navi-
gating the Internet.
Participants will
learn how the Internet
works, learri to use
Microsoft Internet
Explorer 7.0, and get an
introduction to basic
search techniques.
In addition, partici-.

pants will learn how to
open an email account
using Yahoo Mail, send,
save e-mail messages,
and set up an address
. Finally, participants
will learn how to
increase their searching
proficiency on the
Internet and get the
results they-are looking
Students must be
able to use the mpuse,
Microsoft Publisher
Class #2 will meet 10
a.m. to 12 p.m. every
Thursday and Friday
during the weeks of
April 16 to May 1.
Publisher 2007 class-
es is a two-week course
consisting of four class-
es. Classes will be held
in the Lifelong Learning
Center at the library

and is one. of the most
affordable and compre-
hensive desktop publish-
ing packages available.
Participants will

and distribute publica-
, tions.
Each class is limited
to 10 participants and is
free to the public.

Angela Scott conducts monthly computer classes
at the Library.
learn how to create a A onetime nonre-
publication from fundable $10 fee for sup-
scratch or use one of the plies must be paid on the
hundreds of business first day of class.
and. personal designs For more informa-
available in Publisher. tion contact: Angela
Participants will Scott, Learning Center
create, format, revise, Manager at 342-0205.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

lUu Glnimil Andl The I

rfdlman's B

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Immediately after
the conclusion' of the
Civil War, Floridians
faced political,. social,.
and major economic
.Black residents of
Florida, as well as in
other states formerly
under the Confederate
flag, faced challenges
due to .the transition
from slavery to a free
market economy', In
the Southern states, a
system of salaried
labor was created by
which many freed men
remained on their for-
mer ,plantations. As
freemen, they would
receive a salary, or a
payment in the form of
the crop which they
helped yield.
tUnder; provisions
enacted by the Florida
legislature, legal con-
tracts were drawn ;up
and signed by both
laborer and planter.
Overseeing these cer-
tain agreements were
agents from the
Bureau of Refugees,
Freedman's. Bureau
and the Bureau of
,Abandoned Lands
which was a govern-
ment agency estab-
lished to assist freed-

men in the aftermath
of the Civil War.
The Freedman's
Bureau served as the'
middle man between
free men and their for-
. mer owners, during
the: transition from
slavery to free labor.
The Bureau became,
the most controversial
agency in. post-Civil
War county affairs.
The Bureau was
created as an adjunct
to the War
Department in March
.1865. It was charged
with the duty of pro-
viding relief to desti-
tute freedmen and for-
mer Union supporters,
as well as supervising
labor agreements
involving freemen,
and settling them on
abandoned lands
wherever. possible.
The Agency was head-'
ed by General Oliver
0, Howard and was
originally only going
to last one year, but
was twice extended.
and was active within
the county until 1869.
In 1866, the Bureau-
was' empowered to
convene Bureau
courts when freedmen
were unable to obtain
justice in the civil
courts. It was also
given additional

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' Copy of a Florida Freedman's Contract
written in -1867.

responsibility to work
with charitable soci-
eties to establish
schools for freed men.
Brevet Col.
Thomas W. Osborn
was head of. the

Bureau .in Florida
from September 1865
until it was combined
with the regular Army
command of Gen.
.Foster in June 186B.
Osborn at first had
relied on local offi-
cials to act as agents
on a fee basis.
In Jefferson
County, Judge Joel B.
Collins had become
the new Bureau agent
and was assisted by
R.H.. Partridge and
Judge Matthew
Strain. In May 1866,
*Collins replaced by
Capt. Alonzo B.
Grumwell. of the
Veteran's Reserve
Corps. Grumwell
remained in that posi-
tion until the Bureau
was abolished in 1869.
Collins would remain
as his assistant for a'
while, but Partridge
resigned. ,
obtained the. assis-
tance of Alfred Raysor
who would handle
some of the Bureau's
problems in the
Eastern section of the
When he came to
the county, ,Grumwell
was an outsider as well
as a former Union-
Amy officer. After
becoming involved
with the Freedman's
Bureau, Grumwell
found his task of inter-
vening in the affairs of
planters and freedmen
to be a formidable one.
During his service
to the community,
'Grumwell was forced
to face the' unwilling-
ness of the local popu-
lace which was due to
the low esteem the peo-
ple held for this

intruder rather than
the overindulgences
he was granted.
Even though
Grumwell had good
relationships with
. many of *the local
planters, trouble arose
from the other citizens
of the community To
the local white citi-
zens, Grumwell was
charged with interven-
ing into their affairs in
ways which seemed to
be more favorable to
the freedmen. As he
tried to go on with his
life, the large amount
of dislike which was
thrown at him became
evermore Visible.
.Agent Grumwell, who
arrived in Monticello.
May 1, 1866, symbol-
ized to white citizens
the Union govern-
ment, which was
responsible for their
struggles. But the dif-
ficulties had begun
before Grumwell had
even arrived.
For exaniple, even
though the details are
not clear, a freedman
by the name of James
Brant had found $7,000
worth of buried gold
three miles from
Monticello in July
1865. He kept the
money for six months
and when no one corn-
plained about the,
-money's sudden disap-
pearance, Brant along
with Charles Brant,
Henry Bryan, and
James Austin began
spending, it. It wasn't
long until the widow of
John Finlayson, Mrs.
A. Florida Finlayson
claimed the missing
gold' Each received jail
'time, as well as fines
ranging from $200 to
$1000. The prisoners
protested to Gen.
Foster, declaring that
"these rebels won't
give us Justice no
how...". and they
pleased with the gener-
al to "let us be tried by
military law". The'
facts of this bizarre
incident of buried
gold remain elusive,
but emphasize the
problem of freedmen
acquiring a fair hear-
ing before an all white
jury who were accus-
tomed to discounting
the word' of former
When Grumwell
and 'the Bureau had
already been. operat-
ing for several months
under local personnel
who performed to the
.satisfaction of local'
white residents.
Grumwell was obligat-
ed by the second
Freedmen's Bureau
law as well as the Civil
Rights Act of 1866 to
see that the newly
installed rights of the
freedmen were pro-
tected, but President

Johnson had just pro-
.claimed that civil law
be restored in the
Southern States.
Local officials
were naturally taken
by Johnson's view
and disputed
Grumwell's authority
while Grumwell was
instructed to enforce
the Congressional
statues. At the same
time, general Foster
told Grumwell to give
the civil authorities
every opportunity to
show their good faith,
intervening when
injustices were com-
At times trouble
arose over poor com-
munications and
-sometimes because of
Grumwell's hasty
actions. Several
months past with dis-
putes between black
citizens and their
white employers
which ended in dis-
.Grumwell. had
made it a point to see
.an end to this., Much
of .his time was spent
drawing up labor con-
tracts a'nd settling
disputes which arose
from them. In other
cases, he tried to
avoid litigation at all
possible by using his
persuasive powers to
get both sides to live
up to their contracts.
The labor system
evolved and changed
considerably over the
next three years with
Grumwell in charge.
Crop failures and
monetary difficulties
were also causing
trouble between
employees and their
As the .crop' was
being harvested in the
fall of 1866, Grumwell
had begun to receive
complaints. There,
were several obvious
cases of employers
trying to cheat their
employees, but there
were also cases of
freedman trying to go
back on their contract
agreements. In most
cases, there were mis-
understandings which
required concessions
by both sides.
In 1868,
Grumwell's duties
had begun to expand.
He was soon elected,
ihe first black judge of
the new county court.
By the following
year, the Bureau, of
Freedmen had wound
up its affairs and
Grumwell remained
the county judge,
later becoming the
editor of the
Monticello Advertiser,
a local -Republican
journal of the day, as
well as becoming a
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Easter Happenings
around Jefferson
County included a
Good Friday Easter
program .at Casa
Bianca MB Church;
Holy Week noon servic-
es, Good Friday Easter
program and lunch,
and Easter Sunrise-
Service in Joy's Garden
at First Presbyterian
Church; ,
,Easter Sunrise
Service, breakfast, and
Egg Hunt at New Bethel
AME; Maundy
Thursday, Easter
Sunrise Service, special
music and communion
at FUMC Monticello;
Easter Sunrise
Service and breakfast
at Calvary Baptist
-Church; Easter
Celebration and Egg
Hunt Saturday;
Easter Sunrise
Service and continental
breakfast : at,, Cody
Af0 5EZ r7~h

Pentecostal Holiness
Church; Waukeenah
United Methodist
Church held a lunch-
eon after Easter
Sunrise Service at
Sardis United
Methodist Church,
which included Lamont
United Methodist
Wacissa United
Methodist held a Good
Friday Service, Easter
Sunrise Service,
Homecoming Service,
and luncheon. Lloyd
.United .Methodist
Church held a, Good
Friday Service, and a
Easter Sunrise Service
at Lloyd Lake.
Chaires United
Methodist Church held
an- Easter Sunrise
Service; Miccosukee
United Methodist
Church held an Easter
Sunrise Service; and
Transforming Life
Church celebrated the
Easter day with a spe-
cial musical drama
"Take Up The Cross."
Children and adults
alike enjoyed the
Easter holiday with egg
hunts, baskets filled
with goodies, 'Sunday
School, church servic-
es, and time spent

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By Michael Curtis
,A .Special From Greene
Publishing, Inc.
- Responding to the
depressed financial mar-
kets,' regulators are
preparing to take steps
that could, at least tem-
porarily, .proi up stock
prices. In the process,'
however, some critics
.say the measures could'
undermine the integrity
of the stock market. The
Securities and Exchange
Commission plans to
announce several pro-
posals to permanently
restrict traders from
making bets that stock
prices will decline when
those prices are already
The proposed
restrictions on. these so-
called "short sales"' -
which Sam Walton was
purported to have called
"Un-American" follow
lobbying by financial
institutions and other
companies. which have
experienced' "'' sharp
declines in theirffstock
prices, and their allies in
Short-selling is the
practice of borrowing'
stock and selling it in the
hope that its price
declines. If it does drop,
then the seller profits by
buying it back at the
lower price and return-
ing the borrowed shares.
Some companies and-
Wall Street executives
have blamed short-sell-
ing for needlessly accel-
erating declines in stock
'prices and contributing'
to the demise of compa-
nies like Bear Sterns and
Lehman Brothers.
Other market play-
ers disagree. They say


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short-sellers 'are the
market's whistle-blow-
ers, and their stock
trades and, skeptical
analyses of corporate
balance sheets are essen-
tial to the efficient func-
tioning of the markets.'
Many large investors
also use short-selling
,techniques as a hedge to
protect them against,
losses in declining mar-
Officials were work-
ing through the weekend
to draft several possible
.rule changes, including
a tougher variation, of a
former rule that prohib-
ited short sales,while a.
,stock price was declin-
ing. That rule, known as
the "uptick rule," was
put in place in 1938 in
response to the market
turbulence of the Great.
Depression. It was
repealed two years ago.
The uptick rule "'was
more restrictive for
short-sellers" trading'
stocks'listed on the New
York Stock Exchange
than those .trading on
,Nasdaq. But one of the
new proposals 'could
change that and make it
more difficult for short-
sellers orn'all exchanges.
The S.E.C. also plans
to announce that it is
considering :a proposal
by the major exchanges
'that would impose
restrictions on short--
selling only after a stock
suffers a daily drop by a
specified percentage.
Last year the' commis-
sion imposed a series of
temporary and hastily
drafted restraints on
short-sales after heavy
'pressure from Wall
Street and the Treasury


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secretary at the time
from the Bush
Administration, Henry
M. Paulson, Jr.
The slumping finan-
cial markets have been
rebounding steadily in
the last month for many
reasons, including the
regulatory and legisla-
tive decisions in
Washington. The Dow
Jones industrial average
closed on Good Friday
above 8,000, a major gain
from the 6,500 level of
four weeks ago.
.'There has also been
growing political pres-
sure for the commission
to act. A bipartisan
group of six senators,
led, by Senator Edward
E. Kaufman, Democrat
of Delaware, has
demanded tighter
restrictions over short-
sellers. Kaufman, who
took the seat, of Vice
President Joe Biden,
made short-selling
restrictions the first
piece of legislation -he
Supporters of short-
selling have said that the
practice is a convenient
scapegoat and that new
restrictions are simply
punishing traders who
have legitimate reasons,
for believing that some
companies have, had
-overvalued stock prices.
In proposing to repeal;
the old rules two years
ago, the New "- York.
exchange wrote that
"short-sale price restric-
tions have become not
only unnecessary,: but
also their continued
maintenance will serve
only to interfere with the
mechanisms of an effi-
cient market. ,

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cords and do
ot need to mail
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preferably. visit the IRS
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Market Roars Back After Bank Earnings Surprise

By Michael Curtis
A Special From Greene
Publishing, Inc.
"As go the banks, so,
goes Wall Street,", has
been the mantra for
months by both experts
and novices with an
interest in the stock
market, particularly
over the last several-
On' Thursday, April
9, Wells,Fargo & Co. sur-
prised the market with
an early profit report
that blew past expecta-
tions thanks to a strong
Increase in its -lending
business.' Investors have
been grasping at any.
sign of .improvement in
the crippled banking
industry, so Wells,
Fargo's report that it
expects first-quarter.
earnings of $3 billion
provided an encourag-,
ing sign that the stall out
in borrowing activity
may finally be on the'
move again. Wells Fargo
said it benefitedfrom its
January acquisition of
Wachovia and.. :an
increase in mortgage
Wells Fargo's'
announcement injected,
a decisively upbeat tone
into the market after
three days of choppy.
trading.: Bank shares
had been sluggish this
week following worri-

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Follow Tax Freedom Da" with Investment Strategies

You won't find it on your calendar, but April 13 is Tax Free-
dom Day. And although it's' not a national holidayit can
still be meaningful if you use it as a starting point to re-
view your own investmetit(taxisituation. .
'Tax Freedom Day is the date'when average Americans will'
haye earned enough money to pay their federal, state and
local tax bills for 2009. Each year, the Tax Foundation, a
inon-profit tax police% research organization, calculates when
'Tax Freedom Day will occur. The date changes from year to
year, based on changes in tax laws and the'rate of economic
growth in the country. .
'Of course, the idea of a "day" in which you have put taxes
behind you for the year is something of a fiction. After all, if
you work.for a company, your employer typically withholds
taxes from all your paychecks; if you are self-employed,'
you probably pay taxes every quarter. And yet, it's useful to
think of Tak Freedgm Day because it can push you toward.
making someinmportant changes especially in the area of
inesmeniei taxes.
If youthink you may be paying too much in taxes on your
investments, what can you do about it? Here are a few steps
to consider:. '
* Put more money into tax-deferred retirement accounts.
If you have a 401(k), 403(b) or other employer-spon-
sored retirement plan, contribute as much as you can af-
ford and increase your contributions every time you
get a raise. You generally fund your plan with pre-tax
dollars, so the more you put in, the more you can lower
your annual adjusted gross income. And your earnings
grow on a tax-deferred basis, sd you pay no taxes until
you withdraw money from your plan. Although it's

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probably taken a hit over the past year and a half, your
401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan is still an ex-
cellent retirement-savings vehicle. '.
* Look for tax-free investment opportunities. If you are in
one of the higher tax brackets, you might benefit from
owning municipal bonds. When you own municipal
bonds, or "munis," yourinterest payments will be free
from.federal income taxes; if the municipality that is-
sues the bond is located in your state, your interest pay-
nments also may be exempt from state and local taxes.
(Some municipal bonds may be subject to the alterna-
tive minimum tax, though, so contact your tax advisor
before investing.) Your Roth IRA earnings are also tax-
free, provided you don't take withdrawals until you are
at least age 59-1/2 and you've had your account for five
* Hold stocks for the long term. Income taxes aren't the
only types of taxes associated with investing; you also
may have to pay capital gains taxes. If you hold your
stocks for more than one year before selling them, your
gains will only be subject to a maximum capital gains
rate of 15 percent. (This rate is effective through Dec.
31, 2010.) But if you sell your stocks within a year of
buying them, your gains will .be taxed at your ordinary
income tax rate.

By following these suggestions, and-by consulting with
your tax advisor, you may be able to hasten the arrival of
your personal Tax Freedom Day. And, at the same time, you
might also speed your progress toward your4ong-term fi-
nancial goals.


Making Sense of Investing

some forecasts from key The letters follow
analysts about. the .bad public statements from
loans they still carry on .bank executives about
their balance sheets and the tests, including
other long-term woes. Wells Fargo & Co. Chief
Major banks begin Executive Richard
reporting first-quarter Kovacevich's calling the
.results next week. All in process "asinine." Bank
all, Wells Fargo's per-' of America Corp. CEO
formance in the first Kenneth Lewis and
quarter neutralized Citigroup 'Inc. CEO
some of those worries. Vikram Pandit both
Wells Fargo jumped 31.7 have alluded to strong
percent Thursday and performance on sepa-
other major banks also rate, internal stress
barreled higher, includ- tests in recent memos
ing Bank of America seeking to build
Corp., which added 35.3 employee confidence.
percent. JP 1 Morgan Lewis also^ told
Chase & Co. rose 19.4 reporters last month he
percent, and .Citigroup expects Bank of
Inc.. Lip 12.6 percent._ .AmerieIca to.pass the go,
Regarding the over- ernment's tests. Wells
all banking sector, the Fargo has received a $25
government has recent- billion government
ly completed its "stress bailout; Bank ',of
test" of 19 major banks,. America and Citigroup
all of which received a each received $45 bil-
/ passing grade. Federal lion.
regulators have told the Spokesme'n for the
nation's largest banks to Federal Reserve, Bank
keep quiet about their of America and
performance on stress Citigroup would not
tests, however. They fear comment on the issue.
investors could punish- Wells Fargo spokes-
companies with nothing to woman Julia Tunis
brag about. In letters to the Bernard ,said the com-
19 banks undergoing tests pany doesn't comment
of their financial strength, on discussions with reg-
regulators told the compa- ulators. The letter
nies not to .disqose. their echoes earlier govern-
performance during ment moves to use
upcoming .earnings strong banks as cover
announcements, accord- for those that need more
ing to industry and gov- help. For example, then-
ernment officials who Treasury' Secretary
requested anonymity. Henry Paulson forced
because they are not the nine largest banks
authorized to discuss the to take capital injec-
process. tions all at once, last fall.
The order was the lat- so .the weakest banks
est in a series of govern- wouldn't be centered
ment moves designed to out.
keep good news about The Securities and
strong banks from doom- Exchange, Commission
ing others to a downward on Wednesday opened a
spiral of falling, share public debate on how to
prices and financial weak-, prevent downward pres-
ness. If banks receiving sure on stocks from
the highest marks trumpet investors betting
their results, the fear is against their perform-
investors might push ance a practice called
down share prices of those "short selling." Critics
companies that make no. of the practice, includ-
such announcements. ing many in the finan-
Government offi- cial industry, blame
cials want to announce short sellers for causing
the results all at once, at much of the panic that
the end of the month. engulfed financial mar-
The stress, tests are a kets last fall.
centerpiece of the Conversely, indus-
Obama administra- try groups also have
tion's ongoing effort to complained about regu-
stabilize the banking lators forcing healthy
industry The tests put banks to take bailouts.
the banks' books to a Some smaller banks
series of negative sce- already have returned
narios, including dou- the government's money
ble-digit unemployment plus interest because
arid further drops in they weie unhappy with
home values, new conditions
The test results will Congress had imposed.
help regulators deter- Large banks, including
mine which banks are JP Morgan Chase & Co.,
strong enough with cur- Morgan Stanley and
rent subsidies, which Goldman Sachs Group
need more money from Inc., have said they want
the government or pri- to return the bailout
vate investors, and money as soon as possi-
those not worth saving. ble.

Discussions To Limit Short Selling Intensify

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Monrticello News
Staff Writer
As we get older it is
so easy to put on a few
extra pounds. Pet own-
ers need to keep in
mind, not only can a
human being pack on a
few extra pounds, but so
can their canine family
members as well
In fact 60 percent or
more of the American
human population may

also, be overweight and
more than 40 percent of
.dogs in the U.S. are over-
If you and/or your
pet are out of- shape,
spend some quality,
enjoyable time with
your pooch being active,
and watch your lives
change. .
Even- if you are
already an athlete,
include your dog in your
exercise routine.

Together you will
bond, find new motiva-
tion arind achieve a high-
er level of health. '
Your dog is the per-
fect motivational tool.
Most dogs are eager for
activity at any time of
the day, and they have
no stresses or inhibi-
tions to hold them back
from the challenge. This
eagerness will rub off
on you.
Your dog will keep

away those feared and
attract the desired. If
you are walking or run-
ning with your dog in a
public location, your
dog will provide protec-
tion from criminals (or
at least discourage them
from approaching you)
and may even help catch
the eye of a dog-loving
significant other.
Before you and your!
dog begin your new
active lifestyle, you


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should both be cleared
medically for your
desired activity. A com-
plete physical exam for
you and your dog will
assure that exercise will
not. be dangerous. Like
humans, out-of-shape
dogs cannot leap into
strenuous activity Your
doctor and veterinarian
will help you determine,
what level of exercise
will be an appropriate
starting point.
Here are some activ-
ities to share-with your
* Walk Walking can
be a great cardiovascu-
lar workout; and it 'is a
gpod starting point for
out-of-shap' dogs
and/or owners. Walk at
the park, around town,'
or a dog-friendly mall.
* Run Dogs love to
run. It provides a very
effective full body work-
out for both pooch and
person. Your, dog's
breed, age,' and health
should be considered
when determining your'
running routine. Don't,
forget that short-legged
dogs will have to work
extra hard to keep up
with your normal stride.
* Hike Enjoy the
scenery and challenge
your bodies as you and
your, dog share a trip
through the heart of
Mother Nature. Check
out your local parks for
dog-friendly trails.
Don't forget to have your
dog current on flea, tick,
and heartworm preveni-
tion .before.Tstrekhi lg
through. those; buggy
* Bike This takes
some coordination from
both you and your dog,
especially if the dog will
be leashed. This work-
out is great for dogs who
are too speedy for their
owners to keep up,with
while running. Biking
.allows the dog to run at
a fast pace beside the
cycling owner. Be very
careful when biking
with your dog, and prac-
tice it slowly in a safe
area before reaching
high speeds.
* Swim If .you have
your own backyard pool
or you have access to a
lake or pond, swimming
is another excellent full-
body; workout that you
can enjoy with your dog.
Not all breeds are
designed for this activi-
ty, and not every dogjis a
talented swimmer.
Allow beginner canine
swimmers to practice
supervised in a safe

If you are con-
cerned about finding the
,motivation to exercise,
try planning your work-
out routine a week in
advance. Write your
plan on a calendar, and
hang it where you will
see it often. Crossing off
your workouts when
they are accomplished
ivill be rewarding and
I encouraging.
Your routine will
depend on your goals
and your-current fitness
level. A good plan will
include more than one
type of exercise spread
over five to six days with
one to two rest days to
recover your muscles.
m If you are selecting
Sphne exercise as your
main activity, choose
] another activity to use
] as cross-training one to
two times each week.
For example, if you and
] your dog want to
become runners, your
week might look some-
I thing like this: Sunday:
. run / Monday: swim /

Tuesday: run /
Wednesday: rest /
Thursday: bike /
Friday: run / Saturday:
Again, your sched-
ule, intensity, distance,
and the like, will depend
on your preferences and
the current fitness lev-
els of you and your dog.
While you must pay
attention to what your
own body is telling you
during exercise, you
must also pay close
attention to your dog.
Remember to be
especially careful when
exercising your dog out-
side on a hot day Signs
that your dog may need
a break or may need to
stop 'exercising include:
excessive panting, noisy
breathing, hanging
head, weakness, bright
red gums, limping,
bleeding paw pads, and,
As your dog
becomes more active,
you may begin to notice
positive changes in his
behavior. Your couch
potato dog may have
more energy as he, gains
fitness. Your hyperac-
tive, destructive dog
may be more relaxed
and well-behaved as
exercise becomes his
constructive outlet for
You may notice your
obese dog developing a
waist and becoming
healthier. Most impor-
tantly, you and your
healthier dog will have
:more yearsn4orspeipnd
Diet and nutritional
status are crucial to
your dog's general
health. Unfortunately,
many pets are over-
weight, much like their
owners. And, like their
owners, pets are not as
healthy when they are
carrying too much
weight.. Chubby dogs
often suffer from arthri-
tis and heart disease. If
you are concerned that
your pet is overweight,
here are some ways you
can evaluate your pet's
body condition.
Body fat Stand
behind him and place
your thumbs on the
spine midway down the
back. Fan out-your fin-
gers and spread them
over the ribs. With' your
thumbs lightly pressing
on the spine and fingers
on the ribs, slide your
hands gently up and
In normal dogs
there is a thin layer of
fat. You can, feel the ribs
easily, although you
won't see them. If your
dog is overweight, you
will not be able to readi-
ly feel the ribs, and the
tissue over the ribs may.
feel smooth and wavy
,Normal dogs have an
*hourglass appearance.
Fat dogs have abdomens
protruding from the
sides, as well as
enlarged fatty areas on
either side of the tail
base and over the hips.
A fatty area may
also be present on the
neck and front of the
chest. When obese dogs
walk, they may have a
classic waddle,
If you feel that your
dog is obese, contact
your veterinarian. Tests
may need to be per-
formed to eliminate
underlying disease as a
cause of the obesity. In
addition, your veteri-
narian can help you

improve your dog's body
condition and overall

14A Monticello News

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Goat, Male, born 11/08, part
"Woods" part "Tennessee
Fainting" friendly. 251-1641 or
997-0901. Leave message.
Computer Desk- Solid wood,
heavy, asking $75. 997-3048.

3 bd/ lbth North Carolina
Mountain Home on one acre
near Asheville reduced
$139,000. Call 997-1582
SW on 1 1/2 ac $80,700
DW on 1 1/4 ac $ 97,000
House on 2.77 AC $227,000
All within 1 mi of 1-10 + 19
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1990 F-350 Flat,Bed (Walton)
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condition. 150,000 miles.
$3,995. Call 850-997-1582.
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Driveways, roads,
tree and shrub remov
piles. Contact Gary Tt
997-3116, 933-3458.

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Fish for stocking you
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DOG- young,. black, male w/
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4/15,17,n.c. CORGI- SABLE-(
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Capps/Waukeenah t
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Male Black Lab- 9
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Looking to buy used folding
cots and pop-up camper. Call
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1468 S. Waukeenah St. Office
300, Monticello. 1 BR ($427) &
2BR ($465). HUD vouchers
accepted, subsidy available at
times. 850-997-6964. TTY711.
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider and

.RVICE Commercial/ Industrial
ditches, Property with state highway
al, burn frontage. Comer lots. Fronts
Futen @ both Harvey Greene Dr. and
Highway 53 South. Enterprise
7/4tfn,c Zone,' Natural gas line, 8 inch
water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and service
NG from: two power companies.
ponses. Property has easy access to 1-10,
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to suit tenaht for short or long
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B2/11, rtn.
Office Building across street
from Post Office, Courthouse,
ir pond and courthouse Annex. in
bluegill, Madison (Old Enterprise
catfish, Recorder Office), 111 SE Shelby
arp, and St. Madison Newly renovated
5. back to the 1920's era, Call 973-
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Spacious 2BR, 1 BA w/ sun-
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COLOR, more. Large. yard. Walk to
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Area. Call Charming "downtown" his-
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hone # 766- month. 1697 .E. Washington St.
(boys dog). Dep. & First month rent required.
4/15,nc. No pets or drugs call 997-6492.
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Work w/internatiorial exchange students.
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He enjoys learning and needs someone that will
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Apply in person at the Monticello News office at 180 W.
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Nursing Instructor Position at North Florida Community
College. See for details.


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school diploma or GED, Florida driver's license Class A, clean
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Equipment operator 1; tractors. High school diploma or GED,
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Applications available at the road dept., clerk's office or on-line
website. 'Any questions call the office at 997-2036. Closing date
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Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is seeking
applicants for a Part-Time Gate Attendant at the County Solid
Waste Department. Job description and applications may be
obtained at the Solid Waste Department located at 1591
'Waukeenah Street, Monticello, Florida. Hours and days of this
position are: Friday and Saturday 6:30am 4:00pm and then
Sunday and Monday 6:30am-10:30am then 3:00pm-7:00pm.
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to direct' and explain where the different types of materials are to
be disposed of. Minimum qualifications are: Knowledge of opera-
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equipment. .Ability to understand and pomply with oral instruc-
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manual labor. Skill in using hand tools. Education and experience
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Licenses, Certifications or registrations: Possess of a valid.
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The District Board of trustees of North Florida Community
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21, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Student Center Lakeside
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of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Office of the
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16A Monticello News

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Express Dro

Season Open

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Suiunsh
Express men's soft
team dropped the seat
against Bainbridge,
22, Sunday,,April 5.
Kelvin Jones 'wen
S. ,for 4 with'1 RBI; Wall
Jones, 4 for 4, 1 R
Derrick Hill, 4 for 4 -w
3 RBI: Travis Odom, 3
4 with 5 RBI:, Ric
Allen, 3 for 4 with 2 R
and- Eldred Jenni]
:went 3 for 4.
Baynard Thomps
2 for 2 with 2 RBI: Me
2 for 2, 1 RBI: Tas
Samuel, 2 for 2; Cl1
Mitchell, 2 for 3; Dens
Vangates, 2 for 5 wit]
RBI, and hit a homer
Nick Russell, 1 for 4
RBI: and Joe Andrew;
for 4 with 1 RBI.

SACA Girls Win 40 S Games Drop Season Opener

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The varsity Lady,
: ,Warriors won four of
ine the past five, games to
:all stand 15-4 oir the season.
son Coach Edwin Kinsey
30- stated that the four loss-
es suffered by the Ladies
it 4 this season were all to 4-
ace A schools.
BI; Aucilla faced Godby
ith March 20, and lost 8-7.
for Taryn Copeland pitched
cka the entire game, giving
0i1: up 3 walks, 3 on-by-error,
ngs 4 hits. I hit-by-pitch and
struck out 2.
on, At the plate, Kaitlin
ka, Jackson, 4 at-bats, 2 sin-
sha gles, 1 walk and 3 runs
ark scored; Mallory Plaines,
sity 4 at-bats, 1 triple, 1
h 3 strikeout, 1 RBI and 1
un; run; Brooke Kinsey, 4 at-
, 3 bats, 1 strikeout, 1 walk,
s, 1 1 sacrifice, and 2 RBI;
and Ashley Schofill, 4 at-

bats with 1 walk.
Erin Kelly, 3 at-bats,
1 on-by-error and 1 run;
Sunnie Sorensen, 3 at-
bats, 1 single and 2
strikeouts; Copeland, 3
at-bats, 2 singles: 1
strikeout and 1 RBI;'
Olivia Sorensen. 3 at-
bats, 1 triple and 1 run;,
and Kalyn Owens, 3 at-
bats with a strikeout.
'The Lady Warriors
defeated Lafayette
County 5-4, March 23.
Copeland manned
the mound, walked 3,
striking out 3, and 'giv-
ing up 2 hits.
At the plate, Jackson
had 3 at-bats with noth-
ing coming of them.
Mallory Plaines, 3 at-
bats, 1 single, 1 double. 1
run and 1 stolen base:
Kinsey, 3 at-bats with
nothing of them;
Schofill, 4 at-bats, 1 sin-
gle, 1 double, 1 run and 2
RBI: Kelly, 4 at-bats. 1
single, 1 walk, 2 RBI and
1 run; Olivia Sorensen, 4
at-bats. 1 run, 1 single. 1
double. 2 RBI: Copeland.
4 at-bats. 1 walk, 1 run, 1
RBI; Roccanti, 4 at-bats,
1 RBI and 1 sacrifice:
Hand Sunnie Sorensen. 4
at-bats with 1 walk.
ACA was slated to
play against John Paul II
on March 26, but the
opponent cancelled the
game, because of too few
players, and ACA won
by forfeit.
The Lady Warriors
faced off against
Franklin County March
30, and won 11-6.
Copeland pitched the
first 4 and 2.'3 innings,
I struck out 2. and gave up
2 hits and 1 walk;
Schnfil tneod the final

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2 and '1/3 innings,
struck out 1, and gave up
1 hit-by-pitch,' 1 walk
and 6 hits.
Jackson had 3 at-
: bats and couldn't pro-
duce 'anything from it;_
Lisa Kisamore, 2 at-bats,
1 strikeout and 1 on-by-
error; Plaines, 5 at-bats,
2 runs, 1 hit and 1 stolen
base; Kinsey,, 3
hits, 1 single,. 1 double, 1
triple, 3 RBI, 3 runs and
1 steal; and Schofill, 4 at-
bats, 2 singles, 1 runs
and 2 steals.
Olivia Sorensen, 4
at-bats with 3 strikeouts;
Roccanti, 3 at-bats. 2 sin-
gles, 1 run and 2 steals;
Taylor Baez-Pridgeon. 1
at-bat, a single and 1
run; Copeland, 3 at-bats.
2 singles, 1 triple, 1 run
and 1 stolen base;
Sunnie Sorensen. I at-
bat with nothing:
Stewart, 2 at-bats with a
strikeout: and Owens. 2
at-bats with 1 on-by-
error, 1 sacrifice and 2

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Monticello A's
'men's softball team,
dropped their season
opener against the
Tallahassee Knight,
Sunday, April 5, in
Marquis Dobson
pitched the first 4
innings, giving up 5
runs with 5 walks, and 2
strikeouts. Reggie
Norton pitched. 3
innings, giving up 1 run,

0 walks, and 6 strike-
outs. James Wesley
pitched 2 innings, giving
up 1 run, 1 walk, and 3
James Wesley was, 2
for three at the plate,
with one run scored.
Telvin Norton, Ron
Graham, Marquis
Dobson, and. Reggie
Norton, each scored 1
The As will travel to
Quincy, Sunday to play
the Quincy Dodgers,
slated for 3:30 p.m.

Lady Warriors Stand

11-3 On Season

Monticello News
Staff t writerr
The ACA girl's soft-
ball team climbed to
stand 11-3 season after
winning three consecu-
tive games.
The Ladies blanked
John Paul II, 18-0 in a
five-inning game called
due to the ten-run rule.
Ashley Schofill
pitched the entire game.
giving up 3 hits, no runs,
no walks, and striking
out 8 batters.
At the plate. Olivia
Sorensen. 4 at-bats, 2
runs, 2 hits. 2 RBI and I
stolen base; Mallory

Plaines. 4 at-bats, 4 runs.
3 hits, 2 RBI, 1 double
and 2 stolen bases;
Brooke Kinsey. 4 at bats,
3 singles. 4 runs, 3 RBI
and 3 steals; Schofill, 4
at-bats. 1 single, 1 double
and 1 triple, with 4 RBI;
and Taryn Copeland. 2
at-bats with nothing.
Taylor Baez-
Pridgeon, 2 at-bats, 1
strikeout. 1 on-by-errorn
1 RBI and 1 run: Erin
Kelly. 4 at-bats. 4 singles,
3 runs, 1 RBI and 2
steals: Kaitlin Jackson, 1
at-bat with a walk: Kayla
Haire, 3 at-bats, 2 strike-
outs and a single:
Brooke Stewart. 1 at-


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bats with a,single and a
RBI;'Sunnie Sorensen, 3
at-bats, 1 single, 1 dou-
ble, I strikeout, 3; RBI
afid 1 rmun Kalyn Owens,
/1 at-bat with a strikeout;
and Lisa Kisamore. 3 at- -
bats,1 walk, 1 run, 2 RBI
and 2 on-by-error.
The Lady Warriors
downed Maclay 15-11.
March 17. On the
mound, Copeland
pitched an entire'game,
strikirig out 6. and giv-
ing up 9 hits, 2 hit-by-
pitches and 1 walk.
At the plate, Olivia
Sorensen, 5 at-bats, 2
strikeouts, 2 walks and 1
run; Plaines, 5 at-bats, 1,
'single, 1 run and 3 stolen
bases; Kinsey, 5 at-bats, 4
singles, 1 strikeout, 4
runs, 1 RBI and 3 steals;
and Schofifl, 5 at-bats, 1
run,. 2 singles and a
Kelly, 5 at-bats, 1
strikeout, 1 run and 1
single; Copeland, 5 .at-
bats, 2 walks;, 1'" strike-
out, 1 hit-by-pitch and 2
steals; Stewart, 5 at-bats,
2 strikeouts,, 2 runs, 2
RBI and 2 steals; Kaitlini
Jackson, 5 at-bats, 2
runs, 3 walks and a dou-
ble; and Roccanti, 5 at-
bats, 2 strikeouts, 2 sin-
gles, 1 walk and 1 ,stolen
March 19, : ACA
blanked Hamilton
County 10-0 in a five-
inning game called due
to the ten-run rule.
Copeland pitched the
entire game, -striking
out 8 batters and giving
up 2 hits and 0 walks.
At the plate, Plaines
had 3 at-bats, 1 single, 1
walk, 1 on-by-error, 3
runs, 2 RBI and 1 steal;
Kinsey, 3 at-bats, 1 run, 2
on-by-error, and 2 RBI;
Jackson, 3 at-bats, 1 sin-
gle, 1 run and 3 RBI;
Schofill, 3 at-bats, 1 sin-
gle, 1 double, 2 RBI and 1
run; and Kelly, 3 at-bats,
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Copeland, 3 at-bats, 2
walks and a steal;
Sunnie Sorensen, 2 at-
bats, 1 walk, 1 run and 1
steal; Lisa Kisamore, 1
at-bat, 1 double and a
RBI; Olivia Sorensen, 3
at-bats, 1 run and 1
strikeout; and Owens, 3
at-bats, 1 walk, 1 single
and 1 strike out.

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