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141st Year No. 24' Wednesday, June 10, 2009 50f 460 + 4

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Group May Take
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.. Monticello Neus Photo By La: Aleman, May 28, 2009
The Economic Development Council (EDC) has identified the former Brahman Restauiant on US 90 West
s an eyesore and is calling on city and county officials to condemn the building. The EDC says the building
ives visitors a bad impression of the community.
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Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
SEconomic Develop-
ment Director Julie Con-
ley and others in the
Economic Development
Council (EDC) are trying
to find a way that the
community can offer in-
centives to attract busi-
nesses here.
Conley reported at
the EDC monthly meet-
ing on May 18 that she
was doing research to de-

termine if an incentive
program could be insti-
tuted here. The problem,
she said, was the eternal
one of where the money
for the incentives was to
come from, given the
county's fiscal' con-
Conley said one
model that other coun-
ties were using involved
creating incentive pro-
grams that got their
funding from the very
property'taxes that the

businesses paid. At best,
Conley's description of
the program was
sketchy But the idea ap-
peared to b.e that the
money for the incentives
would come from the dif-
ferences in property
taxes that commercial
enterprises paid before,
and after, developing
their properties.
"The money could
then go back to the conm-
panies," Conley said. "It
wouldn't be a rebate of-

the tax but an incentive."
Conley told the EDC that
she would: be bringing
the proposal before the
County Commission in
the near future. ,
"It's one of the few
things that small, rural
counties can do in order
: to be able to offer incen-
tives," Coriley said..
The EDC also dis-
cussed working with the
Planning Commission to
Please See EDC
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Countu Btuus EKcavator With Eue

Monticello News
Senior Staff 'Writer
The Jefferson
County Road Depart-
ment now has or will
soon have a piece of
heavy equipment that is-.
expected to enhance -its
road upgrading capabili-
ties and maybe even
prove a moneymaker for
the count ",''
That f equip-
nient is a xcavatod6
sentially a nstuoi'
shoveling mi
Road Depart tne
intendent David arvey
plans .to put at the
county-owned rock mine

Stbe akina Money
near Goose Pasture and o'extracting the neces- vince commissioners of
use to excavate limerock. sary ffle k, which in the wisdom of his pro-
the material used tQ-sta- his estinimart -..repre- posal when he showed
biliz lirt roads iiA.s sents a potentiai them that the county
the foundation of paveT^ --ie for the county. : would not own a valu-
roads. IT-tia.rv.ey's argu- able piece of equipment.
The County Com- ment that noT can but it would actually
.'fnission approved the the county use the liif- ave money in the
purchase of the excava- rock to repair and up ss.
tor at its May 21 meeting. grade its own roads, but rns out that the
The purchase is to be if mined in sufficient coutri1t s been leasing
made through the state's quantities (as a new ex- an eXc at r for $8,000
bid contract, which as- cavator would allow), the monthl*i
sures better* prices for county would also have that fob $5.2
government entities. the option of selling the the county f
".';- Harvey has been an- excess material to sur- purchase aJ e
'ling'fTort the purchase of rounding counties for exca ator thla
aft excavator for some their road-building proj- largetgia'dhecurrently
time, arguing'that the ects. leased one an lMbtthe .
present excavator is ob- Harvey, however. Pleae,SdSxcava-
solete and barely capable was only able to con- tor PagfO

Niceville Woman Slams Semi

Monticello News -
Staff Writer
A., Niceville, FL
woman was charged in a
two-vehicle crash last

week after' the vehicle
she was driving
slammed into a semi, 1
p.m. Friday, June 5.
EHP reported that,
Pamela E Mitchell, 44,

This 2006 Ford pickup truck sustained $10,000 dam-
age after the driver lost control, and slammed into a semi,
qfter running across the median.

2 Sections, 24 Pages
Adopt-A-Cat 16A Legals 15A
Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A School 12A
Classifieds 14A Sports T A
History 10A Viewpoints 2-3A

was driving a 2006 Ford
pickup truck traveling
westbound on 1-10, 200
feet east of US-19. Shawn
A. Mitchell, 16, also of
Niceville, was a passen-

ger in the front seat.
Jesus Perez Rolon,
36, of Orlando, was driv-
ing a 2001 Peterbuilt
Please See Semi
Page 4A

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Monticello News Photos By Fran Hunt, June 5, 2009
Peterbuilt semi sustained $5,000 damage after a
pickup truck on the opposite side of the Interstate,
slammed into the side of the rig, denting the fuel tank
and tire rim.

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Monticello Woman

Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Monticello woman
was charged recently
with a two-vehicle crash,
which took place 2:10
p.m., May 28, in Wau-
FHP reported that
Rosemary E Norton, 57,
of Monticello, was driv-
ing a 2000 Ford SUV, trav-
eling north on
Waukeenah Highway, ap-
proaching US-27 in Wau-
Lex C. Thompson,
Jr., 60, was driving a 2008

In Crash
Ford pickup truck haul-
ing a homemade utility
trailer loaded with ap-
proximately 20-30 con-
crete blocks, traveling
west on US-27, in the in-
side lane.
Norton crossed the
eastbound lanes of US-
27, and traveled onto .the
safety median to make a
left turn to travel west on
US-27 north. Norton
failed to see Thompson
and his trailer in the in-
side lane and she turned
into Thompson's lane of
Please See Crash
Page 4A

Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, May 28, 2009
This 2000 Ford SUV sustained $8,500 damage after
driver Rosemary Norton failed to observe an oncoming
vehicle when she pulled out onto US-27 in Waukeenah.

County Operations Start

Eyeing Expenditures

Three Years Out
SLAZARO ALEMAN day when it will be
SMonticello Neus needed.
Senior Staff Writer In communicating
Following commis- the commissioners' in-
sioners' recent decision tent to the department
to formulate a plan that heads on Wednesday,
sets out the county's ex- May 20. County Coordi-
pected major expendi nator Roy Schleicher
tures for the next called the commission-
three-to-five years, de- ers'decision a quantum

apartment heads are now
being asked to come up
with similar plans for
their respective opera-
tions, preparatory to
composing the grand
The idea is that if
capital or major expen-
ditures are planned, the
county can begin to
budget the money now
in preparation for the


Monticello News
Staff Writer
A Davie, FL trio was
injured during an early
morning crash on the In-
terstate after rear-ending
a fire truck.
Florida Highway Pa-
trol Trooper Bill Grubbs
reported that at 7:15 a.m.,
Sunday, June 7, there
was a previous crash
blocking the inside east-
bound traffic-lane of 1-10
and that it had been
foggy when the crash oc-
There was a yellow
1990 Amerter fire truck
facing southeast in the
inside traffic lane of the
Interstate, on the west
side of the previous
crash. There was no
driver present and the
vehicle was unoccu-
pied. Its purpose was to

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leap forward.
Schleicher re-
minded the department
heads that everyday
they dealt with the con-
sequences of the county
not having a capital ex-
penditure plan in place.
Which meant that capi-
tal expenditures typi-
cally weren't made until
Please See Expen-
ditures Page 4A

block the roadway to
keep motorists from the
accident in front of the
truck. Grubbs reported
that there were fire
trucks and law enforce-
ment vehicles with their
emergency lights acti-
vated, when the second
crash occurred.
Kaylyn N. Hawks, 18,
of Davie, FL. was driving
a 2005 Kia four-door east-
bound on 1-10 in the in-
side traffic lane. In the
Vehicle, were passengers
Jamie N. Branch, 31, and
a seven year-old child, all
of Davie.
Grubbs reported that
there was a slight down-
grade in the road where
this crash occurred.
Hawks applied the
brakes in order to avoid
colliding with the fire
Please See Davie
Trio Page 4A

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Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the the upper 80s and lows in the low
low 90s and lows in the low 70s. 7s.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009



Letters to the Editor are typed wora for word, comma jor comma, as sent to tis newspaper.

Re: Editorial June 3, 2009

1 "This One Packs A Firm Punch'

cI Gri seoGrame

Rhoderick Grimes-Graeme is a three-
'ear resident of Monticello, from the state
)f Utah. He is married with four grown
children and four grandchildren.
He is a retired Sonar Design Engineer,

Engineering, majoring in acoustics.
He just loves takingjoyrides on his 2001 Harley-
Davidson trike; he is a 1oo percent disabled Marine Corps
veteran. His favorite hobby is watching his wife in the

jtp ef

/ JUNE 9. 1999
Ai'"nd the 1999 Watermelon Queen
s.f Cheri Bergner of the musical duet
10 Gallon Country, who with husband
Bill co-hosted the Watermelon Queen
pageant Saturday night, paused, letting
the suspense build as the remaining six
contestants strained forward bright-
eyed, wait ing for the announcement.
S It likely w don't happen before the day
"of the Watermelon Festival parade, but
a, residents can readily see, prepara-
tions have begun for the paving of the
courthouse parking lot.
ii If the numbers work out right, the
Jefferson Senior Citizens Center and
residents of West Lake Road will be the
beneficiaries of the $600,000 Community .
Development Block Grant that the coun-
ty plans to seek.
JUNE 7, 1989,
A total of 19 subpoenas have been
served by the Sheriff's Department to
members of the County Commission,
the; Planning Commission as well as
four local residents in connection with a
suit by the Friends of Lloyd against the
Individuals for their handling of the
proposal for the Texaco tank terminal in
SA bill supported by the commission-
er of education for $4.3 million for the
renovation, remodeling and reconstruc-.
tini of Jefferson County High School
has now passed both chambers awaiting
the approval of the Governor.
SApproximately 200 people gathered
at the Jefferson County High School
Auditorium Saturday evening for the T-
Ball, Youth Softball and Little League
AVard's Program held annually.
'Legion Delite lost its first game in
men's softball this season to the Raiders
last week 8-2. Legion Delite, however,
still leads the league.
JUNE 7, 1979
His appointment by the court to
argue on behalf of a motion filed by
Theodore Bundy came as a complete
surprise, says, Attorney Brian Hayes.
Allen J. Kessler, Jr. has been
appointed division ananger of the
northern division of the Florida Power

Jefferson County's 1979 _watermel-
on crop is the best in turn years in spite
of smaller plantings and a cool spring
declared Charlie Walker, local water:
melon distributor.
Tom Tinsley, vice president and,
cashier, of First National Bank of
Jefferson County, last week graduated
from the School of Banking of the
South held at LSU;
The Florida Press Association.
meeting in Fort Lauderdale on the occa-
sion of the 100h anniversary of the
organization, paid special tribute to
Carr Settle, late publisher of' the
Monticello News.
JUNE 7, 1969
Miss Mary Ruth (Poppy) Revell was
named "Best Actress of the Year" dtir-
ing Honors Night Program at Yotig
-Harris College. Her role as Lisa Grant'
in "Look Homeward Angel" brought
her this reward.
Wayne Makin was selected as
Jaycee of the Month at a meeting of the
board of director Tuesday night. :
Edwin H. Finlayson, of Ashville,
who is one of the four outstanding
University of Florida alumni, will be
honored at the final annual commence-
ment program in Gainesville on June
JUNE 7, 1959
SThe City Council will crack down!on
stray dogs in
Monroe Walker took top place in the
cattle show by showing an Angus steer
which was announced grand champion
of the show. Gloria Cooper place second
with her Santa Gertrudis-Hereford.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly and Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Hughes entertained the gradu-
ating seniors at a dance at the Kelly
home on Sunday
Thomas Buckingham Bird, Jr. will
be awarded his BSA degree at the
University of Florida June 8.
JUNE 7, 1949
The first annual Watermelon
Festival has been announced. It will be
sponsored be the Monticello Firing
Squad of the Jefferson County Veterans.
Miss Benji Hodges entertained the
Tri-Hi-Y Club at her home on Monday.

Dear Editor,
I'd like to commend
the Monticello News, and
its staff for having the
Intestinal fortitude (guts)
to publish the article writ-
ten by a woman in New
Brunswick to her local
paper. It was a Red, White
and Blue, Star Spangled
Banner, flag waving, polit-
ically incorrect 'inspira-
tion that brought me to
I know there are
many who feel the same
way, and it's our right, as
well as, our duty to speak
up and let our voices be
heard. Lack of response

Writer (

Dealing N
Dear Editor:
This letter is in
response to Mr. Leskanic's
letter of June 3, published
in the Monticello News.
What Mr. Leskanic experi-
enced is pretty much busi-
ness as usual in every
level of government, but
especially in small towns.
For some reason, cor-
ruptive practices by these
governments seems to
become part of the
process, without much, if
any, opposition from the
people. As :Mr. Leskanic
illustrated, if an individ-

ual does, exhibit
courage to speak out


Dear Editor:
On May 7,2009, a
ment was made at
County Commis
meeting, wherein C
Billberry was toutedc
being the best Fire C
Jefferson County has
had. Since Mr. Billber
still relatively new to
job and has not fulf
all of the require
the Board has set f<
this comment was pr
bly premature anid
of an opinion than a f
The job
Fire/Rescue Chief is
an easy one. I
worked, as an EMT,
more than 20 years,
many of the previous
chiefs, and witnessed
hand their many acc
plishments. I would li]
take this opportunity
recognize them, and t
your readers know N
these great people i
done for our county.
Clyde Strickland
well known to the con
nity He worked reg

from Washington, to the
desires of good
Americans who love our
land and still believe it's
the greatest country on
the earth, cannot contin-
We are at war and
"We The People" must be
heard over the clamor of
hatred from those who
would destroy not only
our way of life, but .our
very existence. It is
imperative that each of
us demand our
Representatives stand up
for -America and cease
being Spineless Wimps
fearful 'of disapproval

from Pip Squeak coun-
tries that would delight in
,seeing us reduced to their
wretched circumstances.
Let me add my voice
to the sentiments
expressed in the Editorial
Water Boarding-
Prisoner Exploiting I too
As the writer askedd
I've mailed her article to
everyone on my list.
Please take the time to do
the same.

offerss Solution For

With Public Officials
licly, they are "thrown that takes place. With an
under the bus," as he stat- organized group, there
ed. would, hopefully, 'be
The solution is really enough people to attend
very simple Like-minded all the meetings, and learp
citizens as Mr. Leskanic the tactics, as exhibited ip
should consider organiz- Mr. Leskanic's case, to le
ing with their shared prepared for whatever
interest and hinting to our divertive tactics officials
elected-officials, that they use.

are supposed to be "Public
Servants" and they should
start acting that way
Remember there is
always- strength in num-
* bers. They cannot throw
everybody under the bus.
The problem is simulv.

Watch Dog groups
have had great success in
other places. You know for
sure if you have roaches
by turning a light on in a
dark room.
Thank you veW

the that nobody has the time 6fawa tfasj
pub- to attend every meeting Monticello

EMT Comments About

Working Fire Chiefs
weekly shifts with the license while fulfilling,
com- Ambulance Service as a all his other duties. Larry
the driver, in addition to his fought for us continuous-
sion regular job as a postal ly When he left, the call
;hief worker. He spent many went out for a new chief,
di as nights, along with Fenton to no avail.
Dhief Rogers, repairing and Mark Matthews, whfo
ever maintaining the ambu- was our Lieutenant with
ryis lances to keep them up Fire Rescue, feared thie
Sthe and running. He and his department would be dis-
illed wife Ethel worked tire- banded. He applied for the
ents lessly to raise money for. Chief position to hel)
north, our first rescue truck. keep Fire/ Rescue intact.
'obaT Larry Bates, Sr. took He attempted to create ap.
nore over when Clyde retired assistant chief position,
'act. and combined the Fire but when he asked tle
of ard Ambulance Services, Board to give him one, he
not which became the was turned down. In spite
have Jefferson County Fire of: this discouraging
for Rescue. Under his leader- news, he led us'successfut-
with ship he started with a ly for two and a half year.
Fire crew of four FF/EMTs on All of these persoMs
first each shift. In 1996 have worked their heart
com- Advanced Life Support out for Jefferson Counv
keto was added. Larry was and their efforts should
y to serious about promptness not .only be recognize,
o let and attention to proper but praised. Without
what maintenance of vehicles them, there would be no
have eand equipment. Jefferson County Fine
He was a part of the Rescue for Chidf
was Christmas drive for chil- Billberry to lead.
amu- -dren each 'year. He :
ular obtained his Paramedic Mhnalu Oano T)iriotk .

EMERALD GREENE ald Wednesday at 12:00 p.m for
Friday's paper Deadline for Legal
Publisher/Owner Adernisement is Monday at 5:00
pm for Wednesday's paper, and
RAY CICHON Wednesday at 5 p m. for Friday's
Managing Editor n,- ar.lll be l fA si
Senior Suff Witer Subscnpdion Rates'
Florida $45 per year
CAsmnD AND LEC.GAL ADS Out-':f-State $52 per vear
Deadline for classifieds is Monday ISale & local Wes included
Hail~~ 2.00 p&i for We Weds5"bpaper.

at 12.00 p m for Wednesday's paper.
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circulation area, be they past, present or future residents.
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How do you define
Someone as a "reader"?
-A few days ago I was
helping a young man
find a title on his sum-
mer reading list. After
Sa spirited discussion of
his likes and dislikes
,,some .of my favorite
discussions!) he intro-
duced me to his family
and excitedly thrust a
book into his mother's
hands. After telling her
how much she would,
like this particular
book he turned to his
father. Before the boy
lould say anything the
-ather looked at me and
*-aid "I don't read" with
"A twinkle in his eye.
SWe all had a good
'augh and talked a bit
-more before I needed to
$-elp another customer
,ind that family left.
i've been thinking
,,bout our encounter,
#nd what I would have

6 N|low let me see if
1 lll've got this
;traight.... The County
Iire Rescue Chief IS
IMOT fire or EMT certi-
fied, so someone
changed his title to Di-
lector,,'but he drives a
red county FireRescue
vehiclee which has flash-
ing lights and sirens,
Fire Rescue insignia,
firefighting equipment
-nd has CHIEF decals
on it. Hmmmm, I am
SO0000 confused."

SMonio, *o

Every day

than the U.S.

said to the father if
time had permitted. If
we could chat now I'd
say it's not that you
don't read; you can--
but you choose to read
what you like, and what
you like, I am guessing,
are not the classics or
heavy duty best sellers.
"I don't read", in
my experience, is often
code for "I don't read
those boring long books
that take four pages to
describe the kind of
day it was with beauti-
ful clouds and whisper-
ing trees" and, well,
you get my meaning.
I have had this
same conversation
countless times over
the years, most of the
time with young males.
"I don't like to read" is
how it begins. When
pressed however, the
individual will usually
go on to say that he
loves to read' comic
books, newspapers and
books that are humor-
ous or having to do
with sports, drawing,
or animals.
When my youngest
son was in the third
grade he started com-
Sing homee from school
with ... os ebumnps
books, a scary series
written by R.L. Stine
that was and still
remains very popular.

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I had started
library school and was
in the midst of my chil-
dren's literature
class...these mass mar-
keted paperbacks of
dubious value were not
going to darken our
doorstep. I told Kevin
he was not allowed to
bring any more home.
Fine, he told me, I am
not going to read any-
thing more. After a
panicked discussion
with my wise professor
my son and I talked and
he was told that, within
reason, his choices
were his own. Suffice
to say Goosebumps was
a phase and he was
quickly. on to other
So I say let's toast
the reader in all of
us...whether we are
reading the instruction
manual to put that bike
together, an online
blog, a scary book, a
cereal box, the latest
blockbuster novel...or
whatever we want.
Isn't that the point?
By the way, Kevin
graduated from college
recently, still a vora-
cious, reader. If you
ever F indri yourself. in
This heck of thie'wdoods,
"Mr. Stine, please stop
by. Monticello is a
sweet little 'town.
Lunch is on me.


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Kitty BrWs Libarian
JeffPe i iblibrary

Guest Columnist

Cont. From Page 1

change the Future Land
Use Map (FLUM) to
tnake -areas near busi-
ness and commercial
zones more compatible.
As Assistant County
Coordinator John
McHugh explained it to
the group, one of the
problems currently is
that sites designated for
commercial or industri-
al use are often sur-
rounded by residential
and other incompatible
McHugh cited the
now revived horse race-
track in Lloyd as a per-
fect example. The prop-
erty that the developers
want to purchase for the
racetrack is zoned busi-
ness interchange, but
the adjacent land uses
are zoned residential:
"We're planning
stuff so that it won't be
in compliance,"
McHugh said.
He offered that the
solution was for the
EDC to work with the
Planning Commission
to amend the FLUM to
create transition zones
around properties
zoned for commercial or
industrial use. These
transition zones would
consist of land'uses that
were compatible with
the commercial and
industrial uses and that
would incrementally
"soften" into residential
land uses the farther
they moved away from
core commercial or

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industrial areas.
McHugh encour-
aged the EDC also to
help fashion an econom-
ic development element
Sin the Comprehensive
Plan, an optional com-
ponent that was
presently missing from
the document. Such an
element, he said, could
provide the impetus to
identify locations of
interest for economic
"The economic
development element
would drive the desig-:
nation of transition cor-
ridors," McHugh said.
"The 1-10 and US 19
interchange, for exam-
ple, is not zoned appro-
priately. We would start
with that as the nucleus
and rezone appropriate-
In other discus-
sions, Chairman Ron
Cichon mentioned that
the EDC might be tak-
ing a 'position in the
expected controversy.
when the owners of the
Go-Kart Racetrack
come before the
Planning. Commission
to request permission to
operate motorcycle
Cichon said he and
Conley had toured.the
racetrack and been
impressed with the
operation, which pro-
vided economic benefits
to the community. He
said the racetrack was
in the process of prepar-


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ing figures attesting to
the economic viability
of the facility.
"We need to pay
attention when the race-
track goes before the
Planning Commission
to see if we want to take
a position in support or
opposition," Cichon
Cichon also praised
the monthly visits to
businesses and the net-
working effort that the
EDC has implemented
under his leadership.
"We have been visit-
ing existing businesses
and connecting one with
the other," Cichon said,
citing instances where
local businesses have
been able to benefit
directly or indirectly
from the networking
Stephen. Fulford, the
county's representative
on the board, spoke of
the need to identify, and
create a listing of avail-
able commercial proper-
ties in the community,
so that when requests
for suitable properties
came from prospective
businesses, the EDC
could provide the infor-
mation handily
"That's the big fish
we're going after, '
Fulford said. "We get
these requests pretty
regularly. And when we
do, we don't want to
send them down a rab-
bit's trail."

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county would own after
60 months. And the JD
excavator is supposed to
come complete with a
claw attachment to do
the heavy work of scrap-
ing the rock.
The total cost of the
piece, of equipment is
about $300,000.
Harvey told com-
missioners that ,the
intent was to locate the
excavator at' the rock.


But he said if needed
elsewhere in the coun-
ty, it could be transport-
approved, at the same
meeting the purchase
of a 12-passenger van
for the Jefferson
County Extension
Office as a replacement
vehicle for a1992.model
:seven-passenger vah
currently il operation.

Cost of the van was
$18,849, which mohey
was to come -.from
unspent monies dedi-
cated to the salaries of
'employees no longer
with the department,
including that of its
recently retired direc-
tor, Larry Halsey.
John Lilly, long
with the extension
office has been named
interim director.

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Monticello Netvs Photo By Fran Hunt May 28, 2009
This homemade utility trailer belonging to Lex Thompson, Jr., flipped upside-
down onto US-27, tossing its load of concrete blocks all over the roadway, shoulder
and median, after it was struck.

The front right
front of Norton's vehicle
collided with the left
side of Thompson's
trailer and the impact
caused the trailer hitch
to break. resulting in
the trailer overturning.
tossing its contents onto
the roadway, shoulder
and mi-dian and coming
tp a rest upside down
facing south in the
inside lane of US-27.'
Thompson's vehicle
came to rest on the medi-


semi. traveling east-
bound on 1-10.
Pamela Mitchell
lost control of the'vehi-
cle because of the wet
roadway, and !her vehi-
cle traveled across the
median, rotated a half
turn,.and ended up in
the eastbound lanes of
the Interstate. .,
The rear end of
Mitchell's vehicle col-
lided with Rolon's rig

an of US-27 facing south.
and Norton's vehicle
came to rest on the
south shoulder of east-
bound US-27 facing west.
Bystanders quickly
removed the pieces of
concrete and blocks
from the roadway, to
deter any further
mishaps, and Jefferson
County deputies assist-
.ed o~ :-,the 'sceie with
traffic control.
Nortdn's vehicle sus-
tained $8,500 damage.
Thompson's vehicle was
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not damaged, however.
his trailer sustained
approximately $1.000
The crash was not
alcohol-related and both
drivers were wearing
seatbelts. Norton was
uninjured and
Thompson received
minor injures but did
not require transport to
the hospital for. treat-
Norton was charged
with violation of right
of way. :

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and came to a rest on
the median. Rolon's
vehicle came to rest on
the eastbound shoulder:
The collision was
not deemed alcohol-
related and all involved
were wearing seatbelts.
SMitchell' and her
passenger both sus-
tained minor injuries
and were transported to
Tallahassee Memorial'
Hospital for treatment.

Rdlon was uninjured.
Mitchell was
charged with failure to
use due care in haz-
ardous driving condi-
tions. Mitchell's vehicle
sustained $10,000 dam-
Rolon's vehicle sus-
tained $5.000 damage.
Jefferson County
Deputies. Fire Rescue
and EMS assisted FHP
on the scene.

they could no longer be
:But now, he said,
commissioners were
beginning "to grapple
with the .issue of plan-
: ing ahead." Meaning
that they were ready to
set goals, begin putting
money aside for the
attainment of .these
goals, and not simply
react to emergencies.
"All successful busi-
nesses plan ahead for
their major expenses and
set aside the money so
that they can continue to
operate." Schleicher said.
'"If we do this right, all
your grousing about new
equipment, building or
roads will be on a plan
and the money will be
there. If you don't do it.
woe on us."
Schleicher asked the
department heads to plan
ahead in three categories,
not all of which would
"aply to every depart-
merit. The three cate-
gories were facilities.
equipment and roads.
Under the first cate-
gory, the expenditures
could be for new build-
ings or for remodeling
of existing structures,
he said. It also included
expenditures for the
upgrade of computer
and other systems. The
second category applied
to the purchase of new
or replacement equip-
ment, he said. And the
third applied only to the

Davie Trio

truck, leaving 236 feet of
skid marks in the east-,
bound inside lane of I-
10, prior to the collision
of the two vehicles.
The front of Hawks'
vehicle struck the rear
of the fire truck in the
eastbound traffic lane
and came to a rest.
In what Grubbs
called a first for him in
his career as an FHP
trooper, he said there
was a dog in the Hawks.
vehicle, which had been
knocked unconscious in
the collision. County
Animal Control Officer
Lamar Poppell reported
that upon him arriving
on' the scene, the dog
was standing next to hiss

Road Department,
which is expected to
come up with criteria
for the prioritizing of
road improvement proj-
Schleicher said the
costs for the projected
expenditures didn't
have to be exact at this
,point. N
"You can take a good
guess at what you think
the cost, will be three
years from now," he
Schleicher laid
down some basic
ground rules to deter-
mine what constituted a
capital expenditure.
One was that the expen-
diture had to exceed
.$10,000. The second was
that the expenditure
had to be for items that
had a three-to-five year
.. "But none of these'
are cut in stone,"
Schleicher' said. "You
don't have the money
for any of this anyway.
But money is not the
issue in this planning.
One of the problems we,
.have had is that you
knew the equipment
was wearing out but we
had no way. to replace it.
Instead of replacing it,
you end up putting
money into patching the
piece of equipment.
'We've seen this happen
time and again. We're
now setting a target and-
at least you'll have

owner and ,was unin-
jured. Poppell had to
take the animal to the
County shelter until the
owner could be released
from the hospital to
retrieve it...
Hawks, anidi the
child; who were, both'
wearing seatbelts,
received minor injuries;
Branch, who was not
wearing' a seatbelt,
received serious
injuries. All three were
transported to
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital for treatment.
.The crash was not
alcohol-related and

something to shoot for.
It's still slim. This could
fade away. But we can't
afford to waste the
Schleicher gave the
department heads until
Friday, June 5, to submit
their individual plans to
him, preparatory to his
office compiling the
material into one docu-
ment for commissioners'
consideration at their
next retreat, scheduled
for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday, June 11, at
the Green Industries
Institute. '
Schleicher asked
the department heads to
prioritize the needs, to
factor obsoleslence and
like considerations into
the equation, and to pro-
vide a justification or
rationale for the expen-
"You need to be able
to explain the process
for: the request,"
Schleicher said. "So that.
you don't have to do a
dance before the com-
mission because you've
thought it through and
you have a process in
place. Also, if you can
identify a funding
source, do so."
He said he expected
this first effort would
turn out "a beef stew'.
But in time, the process
could be improved.
"My idea is thatwe
look at this every year,"'
Schleicher said.

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charges are pending fur-:
ther investigation.
Hawk's vehicle was a
total loss and the fire,
truck sustained $10,000

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Building Permits Go Up Slightly In May

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
The combined num-
ber of building permits
that the city and county
issued in May climbed a
little from the previous
month, with repairs
and additions continu-
ing to dominate the
activity, according to
figures released by the
Building Inspection
Department on Monday,
June 1.
The figures show
that the two govern-
ment entities issued a
combined 50 permits in
May, compared with. 43
in April. In May 2008,
the city and county
issued a combined 60
The valuation of
residential .permits
went up in May, com-
pared with the previous
month, while the valua-
tions of commercial
and other permits
(additions, repairs,
reproofs, etc.) dropped.
The figures show
that the valuation of
residential permits was
$811,697 in May, com-
pared with $447,299: in
April. But the valuation

of commercial permits
was zero in May, com-
pared with $270,912 in
April. And the valua-
tion of other permits
was $285,830 in May,
compared with $703,519
in April.
In May 2008, the
valuation of residen-
tial permits was
$1,398,332; the valua-
tion of commercial per-
mits was $143,484; and
the valuation of other
permits was $458,228.
The report shows
that the city issued 15
permits and collected
$1,635 in fees and the
county issued 35 per-
mits and collected
$6,882.33 for a com-
bined $8,517.33 in fees.
In May 2008, the 60 per-
mits generated a com-
bined $17,383.96 in fees.
The overwhelming
majority of the May
permits continue to be
for repair and addi-
tions, with five being
for new residential con-
Meanwhile, the
Jefferson County
Planning Department
issued 12 permits and
collected $5,642.89 in
fees in May, compared

with 20 permits and-
$5,517.58 collected, in.
fees in April. In May.
2008, the department
issued 28 permits and-
collected $13,585.64 in;
fees. .
The department
collected, $247.44 for

the Emergency
Medical :impact fee in
May, compared with
$1,732.08 in May 2008.
It collected $192.64 for
the Fire:.. Rescue
impact fee, compared
with $1,348.08 in May

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School Board 15 tak-Ing the
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education in our schoois?

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June 10 and 24
Emp 1o y ment
Connections Career
Coach Mobile Lab is
scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. on the second and
fourth Wednesday
across from the First
Baptist Church in
Monticello. Services
include job search,
resume assistance,
assessments, and labor
market information.
For more information,
contact Diane Head at
973-2672, 973-6497, or
June 10 27
Jefferson Arts is hosting
an exhibit featuring new
works by area premier
artists', view works of
art from all mediums.
As part of, the
Monticello Watermelon
Festival, light refresh-
ments will also be
served Saturday, June 20
in the Gallery The
exhibit will run through

June 27. The Gallery is
located at 575 West
Washington Street in
Monticello and is
always free to the public
and open on
Wednesday and
Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., or by appoint-
ment.. Jefferson Arts,
Inc. is a non-profit
group with a goal of
promoting art and art
education in the
Monticello area of
North Florida and
South Georgia. For
more information, con-
tact the Gallery at
rycom or 997-3311.
June 11
Mr. Watermelon
Contest 7 p.m. at
Monticello Health &
Fitness Center, 760 East
Washington Street.
Applications available,
no registration fee, no
excuse not to enter. Call
997-4400 for more infor-

The Southern Pine

June 11
You may qualify for
assistance from Capital
Area Community
Action Agency. Call Pat
Hall or Melissa Watson
at 997-8231 for addition-
al information. They
can tell you what servic-
es are currently being
provided. CACAA will
be working in the area 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. on the sec-
ond Thursday at the
Lamont Post Office.
June 11
The Jefferson Soil and
Water Conservation
Board will meet 11:30
a.m. on the' second
Thursday of the month
in the Jefferson County
Extension Office con-
ference room. Dorothy
P. Lewis, secre-
tary/treasurer, reports
the meeting is open to
the public.
June 12
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at
nobn .at the
Chamber of Commerce
on West Washington
Street for lunch and a
meeting. Contact
President 'James
Muchovej at 980-6509 for
club information. "
June 13.
Yard/Bake Sale
fundraiser for the
Jefferson. Senior
Citizen Center 8 a.m. to
12 p.m.-Saturday at 1155
North Jefferson Street.
Contact Chairman

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Funding supplied bythe USDA Forest Service, an equal opportunity provider.

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June 13
Jefferson SHARE regis-
tration 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday at Central
Baptist Church in
Aucilla,, on Tindell
Road, ard at the
Jefferson County Public
Library on South Water
Street: The cost of the
basic food package is
$18. Contact Martha
Creel at 445-9061 or
Leslie Blank at 556-5412
for more information..
June 13
The Scarlet.O'Hatters of
Monticello will not
meet this Saturday, as
they will be gathering
at 12 p.m. on Thursday,
June 18 at the
Monticello Opera
House for the
Watermelon Festival
Luncheon and Fashion
Show. Contact Queen
Mum Rowena Daniel at
997-2129,, or arrin-
vad@nettally.con for
ticket, information.
Tickets are $15. Several
area Red Hat groups are
planning to attend.
June 13
Red Hat Circle of Love
will meet Saturday.
Contact Jessie Kirksey
Jeff at 322-8616 for more
information. Thd Red
Hats meet every second
June 13 and 14
Gallon/Hankins .39th

Family Reunion 11 a.m.
Saturday at the Beau
Turner Youth
Conservation Center on
South Jefferson Street,
in Capps. Sunday
Service 11 a.m. at New
Bethel AME Church.
Call 997:2449 for more

June 15
Missionary Society of
Greater Fellowship MB
Church will meet 5:30
p.m. on the Monday
after the second Sunday.
Call 997-4742 for more


Herbert Carlos
"Temus" Mitchell, Sr.,
61, died in his hometown
of Monticello, FL on
Monday, June 1, 2009.
The funeral service
was held on Saturday,
June 6, 2009, at 11:00 am
at Greater Fellowship
Missionary Baptist
Church in Monticello.
Burial with military
*honors followed at the
City Cemetery in
Monticello. Viewing/
visitation was held on
Friday.June 5, 2009 from
2:30 until 7:30 pm at
Tillman Funeral Home
(850-997-5553) Monticello.
A 1965 graduate of
Howard Academy High
.School, "Temus". was a
Star football player. He
was a decorated, Combat
Army Veteran and was
wounded during the
Vietnam War. For the
past 35 plus years, he
was employed as a

Senior Postal Clerk for
the FAMU Post Office. A
member of Greater
Fellowship, he was a for-
mer ward leader.
Survivors include
his devoted wife, Annie.
Francis Mitchell; son,
Tavares C. Mitchell;
daughters, Algelethia
Mitchell, Neteia Mitchell
and Sharday Mitchell, all
of Monticello, and
Tracey M.- (Bruce)
Conage of Columbus,
GA; brothers, Henry
Mitchell, Johnnie
(Belinda) Morris,
Roosevelt Brooks and
Thomas (Paula) Morris
and a sister, Geanie
Chaney all of
Monticello; nine grand-
children; along with
numerous other rela-
tives and friends.
"Temus" was prede-
ceased by his parents,
Herbert, Sr. and Nettie
Orumity Mitchell.

I want to thank the doctors and staff at
Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine in
Monticello for all the care and concern they
displayed during my time of need.
Also, thank you to all my friends for the
cards, calls, visits, prayers, and such during
my weeklong illness.
Thank you to my children' Clemon,
Donald, and Wayne for being there for me. I
welcome your continued visits and prayers.
l.i-ta &B. o zAn

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A series of lunch and learn programs for older adults
who want to learn more about creating and maintaining
healthy, happy, and active lifestyles.

Join us Thursday, Junel1,
at 12:00 p.m.

at the Monticello Opera House
(1 85 W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL)

Common Eye Diseases of Seniors
Presented by: Dr. Daniel Lazar
Hosted by: Anna Johnson Riedel

Dr.. Lazar is Chief of Eye Care
at Capital- Health Plan.

Anna is one of the most familiar
faces in Tallahassee as the former
morning host for WCTV's
"Good Morning Show."
There is no charge; just bring'your lunch.
Drinks will be provided.
Please RSVP to 850-523-7333.

Some things get better with age.

Capital Health Plan is one of them.

Capital Health

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Information will be available on CHP Advantage Plus & CHP Preferred
Advantage. For accommodations of persons with special needs, please
call the numbers below. If you have questions, please call Medicare
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Monticello News
Staff Writer
The one-yea
anniversary celebration
held at Wag the Di
Thrift and Treasu
Shop Saturday, May 3
was a huge success wi
many from the comm
nity and Society volu
teers coming together
support for the Jeffers
County Humane Socie
shelter and. the fur:
friends residing within
dozen Humane Socie
volunteers turned o
for a four-hour span
make the event the su
cess it was. More tha
$200 was raised in ha]
burger and hotdog pla
sales. At least 12 di
owners,,with dogs rar
ing from two pounds
more than 200 pound
took advantage of ti
dog wash. .
Four shelter canin
and one feline we
adopted at the event, ai
many residents came
browse through the sto
and take advantage
the, ongoing sales. "X
had people bring inso.
furniture that morning
which sold very quick
and many other, peop]
-shopped for items.
their choice," sa
Spokesperson Margar

Dog Celebr;
Among volunteers
helping out during the
ar event were: Margaret
on McMurray, Mark and
og Teresa Kessler, Emily
re and Mike Phelps, Larry
30, Beger, Linda Toplanski,
th Leslie Eckhart and her
.u- daughter, Delaney and.
n- Delaney's friend
in Danielle DiUlus..
on Also Kandy Crowe,
ty Jeanette Nativio, .Linda
ry King, Edith Adams,
i. Jeannie Beetsma, Mary
a Davis, Dot St. Pierre,
ty Wendy Montgomery,
ut Mellonie Snyder,. Carla
to ,Wheeler, and Doberman
ic- Rescue of North Florida.
an Wag the Dog, which
n- always offers more than
ite reasonable pricing on
g .everything, has raised
ig- more than $900 in. the
to past year, prior to the cel-
ls, ebration and volunteers
he hope for its continued
success, which could not
es happen, if not for the
re support received from
nd: the community and the
to Society volunteers.
re During that first
of year, six dogs and two
Ve cats were adopted from
ne the store, with many vis-
ig, itors traveling to the
ly shelter to see what was
ile available there, where 30
of additional animals have
id been adopted. Many
*et fundraisers, and adopt-a-

SMonticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, May 30, 2009
Mark Kessler manned the grill cooking tasty
hamburgers and hotdogs during the one year cele-
bration at Wag the Dog. More than $200 was made in
food sales alone.

ites First Anniversary Importance Of
\___ Preconception Health

Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt, June 1,2009
Humane Society volunteers Margaret McMurray
and Linda Toplanski wash one of the approximately
12 canines to cool off with a thorough dog wash dur-
ing the Wag the Dog one year celebration held May

thons have been conduct-.
ed at the site since open-
ing. On average, approx-
imately 30 people visit
the shop each week, with
the greater percentage
quickly becoming regu-
lar customers who come
by on a regular basis to
browse through the new
.items acquired, there-
fore giving Wag the Dog
a continual turnaround
in available items and
nearly everything under,
the sun can be found.
'It is not unusual to
find such items as, bed-
ding, LPs and 45 rpm
records, record players,
floor jacks, wardrobe
closets, large desks and.
dressers, exercise equip-
" ment, DVD's and VHS's,
stuffed animals, col-
lectibles, miscellaneous
decorating items, books
on a wide variety of sub-
jects, wedding dresses,
antique, camera .equip-
ment, music boxes, com-
puter equipment .and
accessories, hand tools
and- power tools, furni-
ture, as well as clothing,'
.shoes, jewelry and acces-
sories, a mahogany pool
table and more.
Residents are urged
to stop by, make dona-
tions;,visit with the'ani-
mals and browse the

The function of the
shop is to benefit the ani-
mals at the shelter and
all proceeds go to the ani-.
mals' care and operation
costs at the Shelter. The
hours of operation are
Thursday and Fridays,
from noon until 4 p.m.,
and Saturdays, 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m.
Donations for the'
operation and guaran-
teed success of the shop
are continually needed.
Those wishing to donate,
like new,, gently used
items fo0 the shop can
contact the shelter at 342-
0244; Teresa Kessler at
997-4540 or Caroline
Carswell at 997-4000 or
544-5685. Volunteers are
also needed to assist at
the establishment dur-
ing business hours.
Monetary donations
can be sent to Jefferson
County Humane Society
PO Box, 559, Monticello,
FL, 32345.
The shelter is open
Wednesday through
Saturday, 1 p.m.,until 4
p.m. or by appointment.
Call. 342-0244 for addi-
tional. information about
animals available for


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Staff Writer
Exactly what is pre-
conception. health?
Preconception health is a
woman's health status
before she becomes preg-
nant, as well as her health
status in between preg-
nancies. It focuses
on the conditions and risk
factors that can affect a
woman, a fetus, or an
infant. Some of these risk
factors include: smoking,
taking prescription drugs,
and drinking alcohol.
The key to promoting
preconception health is to
combine the best medical
care, healthy behaviors,
strong family/friends sup-
port, and safe environ-
ments 'at home and at
Preconception health-
care is care that is given to
a woman before pregnan-
cy to manage risk factors
and behaviors that could
be a negative affect on her
or her baby. L o cc a 1
Women's Health
Ministries such as the
Casa Bianca MB Church,
Friendship MB Church,
and Harvest Christian
Center continue to focus
on their goal of improving
the health of women and
couples before conception.
They strive to make

sure that all babies are
born healthy and into a
healthy family by provid-
ing screenings and educa-
tional information in
areas such as folic acid (to
prevent neural tube
defects,) physical fitness,
diabetes, HIV/AIDS,
stroke, heart disease,
hypertension (high blood
pressure,) tobacco, pre-
paredness, various can-
cers, and eating disorders.
SEvery woman should
be thinking about her
health, whether she wants
.to get pregnant or not.
Some 'basic recom-
mendations for precon-
ception health include
healthy weight and nutri-
tion, as well as identifying
and managing existing
medical conditions and
For additional infor-
mation,, to set up a health
ministry, or to schedule a
health presentation, con-
tact Cumi T. Allen at the
Jefferson County, Health
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\W1vanIur' CIluib Donates Women's Health Ministries Reception

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Women's
Health Ministries will
host a reception 5 p.m.
Monday, June 15 at the
Greenville Woman's
Club on US 221.
The Jefferson
County community is
invited to attend this
reception for the Health

Ministries of Jefferson,
Madison, and Taylor
This is an impor-
tant opportunity to
learn about how the
'faith-based community
has been working
towards health equity
for their communities
and their accomplish-
There exists in

these counties a sig
cant racial dispari
all health indica
from heart disease
infant mortality,
the potential solu
lies within the effort
these devoted
The program
cover a fetal and i
mortality review
report from

gnifi- churches; and closing
ty in words from the direct-
.tors, ing board of the
;e to Healthy Start Coalition.
and Hors d'oeuvres will
ition be served for those par-
rts of ticipating in this
min- informative event.
The Club is located
will one block south of the
infant railroad tracks in down-
r; a town Greenville, right
area on US 221.

Photo Submitted
Monticello Woman's Club President Jan
Wadsworth, left, presented a gift hydrangea wreath to
club member Ethel Strickland, right, during the May 5
meeting, for all her good deeds and chairing of
fundraising dinners.

Monticello News
Staff Writer
At the May meeting of
the Monticello Woman's
Club (MWC) President'
Jan Wadsworth presented
Bobbie Krebs, director of
the Jefferson Senior
Citizen Center, with a
check for $500 to help with
the Center's new facility
The new 10,000 square
footfacility will be dedi-
cated .in August or
September of this year.
Wadsworth also pre-
sented Woman's Club
member, Ethel
Strickland, with a
hydrangea wreath, a
"thank you",. acknowl-
edgement for her awe-
some efforts' ii heading
up the more recent MWC
Country Dinner, and for
the Relay For Life
Su'Vivors and Care
Givers Dinner.
This was the last
meeting of the MWC
members for the club
year. Members will con-
vene again on September
1 refreshed and ready for
another year of commu-

nity work in Monticello
and the Jefferson County
Any women interest-
ed in joining the MWC
should contact
Wadsworth at 997-4440 for
more information.
The club will be com-
piling its directory dur-
ing the summer months,
so call as soon as possible
to be included in the new
Thursday, June 18,
the MWC members will
be hosting the
Watermelon Festival
Luncheon and Fashion
Show at the Monticello
Opera House, beginning
at noon. ,.
Tickets are available
now for $15 at Milady's
Shop, the Opera House;
and at the Chamber of
Commerce. Tickets pur-
chased in advance are
encouraged, as seating is
Door prizes donated
by local merchants will
be awarded during the
event. Call 997-4553 or 997-
3382 for more informa-

June Computer

Classes At Library

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Computer Class #1 will
meet from 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. every Tuesday and
Wednesday during the
weeks of June 9 through
June 24.
This is a three-week
course consisting of six
classes, with classes
held in .the Lifelong
Learning Center at the
Jefferson County Public
The course is
designed for students
with little or no prior *
computer experience.
Participants will
learn the basic comput-
er components, how to
startup -and shutdown a
computer, basic termi-.
nology, cut, copy, and
Detailed instruc-
tions on mouse tech-
niques to be covered will
include how to click,
double-click, click-hold-
drag, and right-click.
Participants will
also get an overview of
Microsoft Windows
Vista, Word 2007, Excel
2007, PowerPoint 2007,
Publisher 2007, and
Internet Explorer 8.
Surfing the Internet,
students will learn to
perform various search-
es, and gain knowledge
on how to protect them-
selves and their children
against online crimes.

Internet Basics
Class #2 will meet from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every
Thursday and Friday
during the weeks of
June 11 through June 26.
This is a three-week
course consisting of
four classes, with classes
held in the Lifelong
Learning Center.
The course is an
introductory class on
navigating the Internet.
Participants will
learn how the Internet
works, learn to use
Microsoft Internet
Explorer 8.0, 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
Classes are free to
the public, after a one-
time nonrefundable $10
fee for supplies, to be
paid on the first day of
class. Each class is limit-
ed to 10 participants, and
students must be able to
use the mouse.
For more informa-
tion contact Learning
Center Manager Angela
Scott at 342-0205.

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Monticello News 9A


JCREA Fish Fry Well Attended

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Retired Educators
Association (JCREA)
members, and their
guests, attended the
annual JCREA Fish
Fry, held recently for
the third consecutive
year, at the home of
Mary and Sam
Madison, Sr. The 26
members and guests
enjoyed a fresh water
fish, and baked chicken
luncheon with a wide
variety of trimmings.
The menu included
cheese grits, baked
beans, hushpuppies,
garden and potato sal-
ads, collard greens,
homemade pound cake,
punchbowl strawberry
shortcake, homemade
lemonade, iced tea,
assorted sodas and
homemade ice cream.
JCREA members
present during the

event included,
President WB
Barnhart, Sr.; Cultural
Affairs Chairman
Dorothy Barnhart;
members, Flossie
Buggs, Mary "Betty"
Conner; Elzora
Saunders, Lillia
Seabrooks, and
Beatrice Sloan.
Also, Hospitality
Chairman Almeda
Lane; Secretary
/Publicity Chairman
Mary Madison;
Legislative Chairman
Henry Mitchell;
Community service
Chairman Josephine
Perry; Scholarship
Chairman Albert
Thomas, Jr.; Literacy
Chairman Carolyn
White; and District 2
Trustee Dr. Lettie
Guests included;
Terry and Hiji Bailey,
brother and sister-in-
law of C. White; Willie
Lee Bivens; Evangelist

Ethel and husband
Willie Brinson;
Leon/Wakulla Retired
Educators Association
member/ Florida
Retired Educators
Association Legislative
Chairman Larry
Carmichael and Dr.
Gerald Cooper; Mrs.
Grant, J. Perry's invited
guest; invitees
Adolphus and wife Ollie
King; Nellie "Nell"
Randall; Minister Helen
Johnson-Robinson; and
host Sam Madison, Sr.
Jeff Scurry served
* as the cook for the fish
again this year and
coordinators wished to
send him a special
thank you for his devot-
ed time and talents for
the third consecutive
year. And special
thanks are also extend-
ed to Clifford Plummer
for providing the tent,
tables and chairs for the
In related news,

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Taylor County, married e
Michelle Pilalas on May
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JCREA members
attended the annual
Florida Retired
Educators Association
Assembly and conven-
tion to convene in St.
Petersburg at the Hilton
St. Petersburg Bayfront,
May 27-29. This year's
theme was "Safari,
Explore the
The final 2008-2009
meeting was June 9, but
the 2009-2010 meetings
begin in September.
Interested individuals
can contact any mem-
ber for information
and/or applications.
The District 2
President's Workshop
and District 2 Workshop
will be held in
Graceville on July 9 and
Sept. 22.
The annual event
aforementioned are just
two activities the
JCREA group accom-
plishes during the year.
,The educators unit

researches and pro-
vides protective and leg-
islative information;
provides books and
other materials to chil-
dren; takes education
and fun field trips; pro-
vides scholarships for
deserving graduating
seniors; and men-
tors/tutors in the
schools and throughout
the community.
JCREA bring in

inspirational speak-
ers/presenters for the
betterment of our
lifestyle. Retired indi-
viduals learn good
advice such as,
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concerns. If a situation
is a concern, find out
what God would have
you do and let go of-the
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too often they will go on a
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in their hometown. A

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released rill cost the
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rural Texas is 5. This
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009



Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Letchworth
Mounds State Park is lo-
cated on the western
border of Jefferson
County along Highway
90. The park is similar to
the Crystal River
Mounds because it is its
own separate complex.
Within the State Park,,
there are several mound
-structures used for dif-
ferent purposes. The
Letchworth Mounds are
the largest mounds cre-
ated in the Woodland Pe-
riod with the tallest one
used for ceremonial pur-
The largest mound,
is the largest mound in
existen'c&,froI_.any .pe-
riod, and measures 300
feet -in width, and 46-50
feet in height. According
to archeologists, there
were five mounds before
one of them was de-
stroyed in the modern
era. The site currently
consists of a temple
mound complex, some
small burial or. house
mounds, and a village
The Letchworth site
dates from 450 A.D. to

around 900 A.D. The Na-
tive American culture
which is believed to have
been responsible for the
construction of the
mounds is the Weeden
Island people, who dis-
appeared in 900 A.D.
Other researchers have
connected the mounds
to the Ft. Walton Period,
which was around 1000-
1500 A.D. Nevertheless,
the mounds are proven
to have high archeologi-
cal value.
The area is open to
the public from 8 a.m.
until sunset everyday
and is located 8 miles
west of Monticello along
Highway 90.
Little -is known
about the culture, which
.constructed .the Letch-'
worth Mounds, except
what is explained in the
Weeden Island Hypothe-
sis. ,
Most of the cultures
present in Florida dur-
ing the Woodland Period
built large mounds for
different purposes, rang-
ing from burial, to cere-
monial. These mounds
were central to the life of
the community. In addi-
tion, it is believed that

use in daily life suggest
an elite or ruling class.
The culture was
named for the primary
site found on the Wee-
den Island near Tampa
Bay. This site is dated
from Mid-Late Wood-
land archeological cul-
ture and defined by the
presence of incised, red-
painted. pottery in the
mounds, and midden de-
The site located on
Weeden Island, the first
to be found, was exca-
vated by Smithsonian
Institution archeologist
J. Walter Fawkes in 1923.
Recent discoveries have
shown that the. Weeden
Island site lies outside
the "heartland region"
of the Weeden Island
Cultures, which is in
northern and north-
western Florida. This
site is now considered to
be in the Manasota cul-
ture area, which is a
Weeden Island-related
There are only a few
known Weeden Island
community sites, the
largest of which is
Kolomoki in Early
County. Weeden Island

these mounds, and their burial mounds are best

known for their inclu-
sion of animal image
pots in large deposits.
These mounds are sup-
posedly the burial
places of a small num-,
ber of a ruling society
Historians believe
the Weeden Island peo-
ple came from the
Hopewell culture dur-
ing the Middle Wood-
land Period in the lower
Apalachicola area, liv-
ing in these areas -until
the end of the Woodland
Period in 1200 A.D. Wee-
den Island cultural sites
have been discovered
from Mobile, AL,,all the
way to Tampa Bay, and
as far north as lower-
central Georgia. Evi-
dence shows that the
Weeden Island people
mainly lived in coastal
areas and large river.
basins, for the local ma-
rine resources.
Recent efforts have
narrowed the Weeden
culture concept so that
the term "Weeden Is-
land" now includes re-
gional tribes which
display the same cere-

monial complex, but
demonstrate geographi-
cal variations.
These include: the
North Peninsular Gulf
Coast people, who lived
along the Gulf coast
from Pasco County to
the Aucilla River; the
Cades Pond culture in
north-central Florida;
the McKeithen Weeden
Island Culture in the
most northern part of
.Florida; the Manasota
culture located in the
central Peninsular re-
gion; the Northwest cul-
ture, which extended
from the Aucilla River
through the Florida.Pan-
handle towards Mobile,
Alabama; and more re-
cently discovered, the
Kolomoki culture, which
inhabited the lower re-
gion of Chattahoochee
Historians have
made several attempts to
segregate Weedbn Island
factors into chronologi-
cal order based on
changes in their settle-
ment patterns, artifact
assemblage, and ceremo-
nial activities, all of

which possess distinc-
tions between the cul-
tures of earlier and later
Weeden Island develop-
There is evidence in-
dicating that the Weeden
Island culture grew
crops such as sunflow-
ers, gourds, marsh elder,
and knotweed, possibly
even non native plants
such as corn and beans.
The everyday lives of
the Weeden Island peo-
ple were a little different
from those of the pre-
ceding Swift Creek cul-
They developed
complicated religious
and political systems.
The most detailed exam-
ple of these systems is
found at Kolomoki in
Early County, which his-
torians believe to be one
of the earliest chiefdoms
in North America.
The Weeden Island
ceremonial life is a di-
rect development of the
Hopewell Culture and
eventually evolved into
the Mississippian reli-
gious and political sys-

A boardwalk alongside a mound at Letchworth Mounds State Park, which is
located in the Florida panhandle. By exploring these Pre-Columbian mounds,
archaeologists are able to gather more information about the park's former


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Monticello News 11A

Jefferson Babe Ruth Beasts Cinch Spring Fling

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Jefferson
County Babe Ruth soft-
*ball team, also known
as "The Beasts", won
the Tallahassee Spring
Fling 15U (15 and
under) Tournament
over the weekend.
Two games \were
played Saturday, May
30, and the Beasts won
the first in an 8-7
squeaker, and dropped
the second in a close 7-6
Sunday, May 31, the
Jefferson team began
playing at 9 a.m. at
Tall ah as see e
Community College,
whipping the
Tallahassee Dogs, 7-4,
and advanced to the
semi-finals against the
Lake Imonia Mud
Cats, downing them, 6-4.
In 95 degree plus
heat, the Beasts began
their third game of the
day against the
Tallahassee Babe Ruth
All-Stars in the
Championship game.
The' Jefferson
Beasts defeated the All-
Stars in seven innings,
6-3, .:to take the
Championship Trophy.
Leading the local
athletes in hitting dur-
ing 'the entire tourna-
ment were Trent
Roberts and Tyler

Photo Submitted
Winning the Tallahassee Spring Fling 15U Tournament this past weekend were the Jefferson
County Beasts, which includes athletes from ACA, JCMHS and Florida High, who reside in the county.
Back row, left to right, Coach Kevin Home, Jesh Barrow, Austin Cooksey, Trent Roberts, Levi Cobb,
Hunter Home, and Coach John Cobb. Front row, left to right, bat girl Kelly Home, Jared Jackson,
Bradley Holm, Hans Sorensen, Ladarian Smiley, Lenorris Footman, Jarrod Turner, and Tyler Jackson.
Not pictured are Conner Bennett and Ke'Sean Lewis.

Jackson, both .main-
taining a .500 batting
average throughout the
two-day tournament.
Leading the team in
on-base average were
Jesh Barrow and
Ladarian Smiley, both
with a .647 average.
Hans Sorensen,
Lenorris Footman, and
Smiley,. all did an out-
standing job on the.,
mound during the two-

day event.
Other players. on
the team are: Jared
Jackson, Austin
Cooksey, Hunter Home,
Conner Bennett, Levi
Cobb, Jarrod Turner,
Bradley Holm, and
Ke'Sean Lewis.
The local team is
comprised of students
of Aucilla Christian
Academy, Jefferson
County Middle High

School,, and Florida
High, who reside in
Jefferson County.
The Beasts will play
again this weekend in a
tournament hosted in
Hamilton County.
To date, the
Jefferson County
Beasts stand 17-1 on the
season. In related
news, Coaches and,
players had an ongoing
bet going into the tour-

nament, to more-or-
less, set. the team's
momeritum and deter-
nrination. They agreed
that if the boys lost,,
they would all shave
their heads. However, if
the Beasts won, the
coaches had to do their
Coach Kevin
Home, who has natu-
rally brown hair, had to
bleach his hair blonde

and Coach John Cobb,
who is naturally
blonde, had to dye his
hair black.
Following through
with the bet, both
coaches were in the
chairs under protective
capes, Tuesday after-
noon at Monticello
Hairlines, following
through on their bet.
Nicole Horne
relates that Tuesday
evening during the reg-
ular practice, the boys
had a good laugh with
those whose parents
normally drop them
off, being called by
their players to come
back and take a look-
see. All of-those par-
ents called, came back
to enjoy a good-hearted
laugh at the coaches'
They all made com-
ments that for the
coaches to follow
through with the bet
gives the boys a lot of
momentum and will to
win and serves to moti-
vate them further, and
proves the coaches are
men of their words.
The coaches both
say that they were very
proud to lose that bet
and know that it will
only lead to the boys
doing even bigger and
greater things as they
,continue to play ball

CCCattle Co. T-Ball Champs Not Too Late to Sign Up

S4 For Festival Tourney

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Coordinators remind
softball players in the area
that it is not yet too late to
sign up for the 33rd annu-
al Watermelon Festival
Softball Tournament, slat-
ed for Saturday, June 13 at
the Recreation Park.
However, the absolute
deadline to sign up teams
for the event is Thursday,
June 11. Recreation
Department Director
Mike Holm said there are
eight teams which have

committed to the. event
thus far, two more teams
than participated in the
event last year.
S The fee for the men's
division teams is
$175. The games will be a
2-7 homerun low bid then.
out, 1 & 1 count format
using Core 44/375 comp
Trophies will be
awarded for first, second
and third place. First
place prizes are individ-
ual T-shirts, and first
place MVP
The fee for teams in

the women's division is
$150. will be in
a 2-7 homerun, low bid
.then out, 1 & 1 count and
trophies will be awarded
for first; second and third
First place winners
will also receive individ-
ual T-shirts, and a trophy
will be awarded to first
place MVP
To sign up call the
Recreation Department.
office at 342-0240, or
Demott Anderson at .528-
7088 or Mike Holm at 519-

Photo Submitted
T-Ball 2009 Champions of CO Cattle Co., left to right, standing, Ryan Jackson,
Megan Schofill, Timothy Jackson, Brice Key, James Austin Hightower. Kneeling, left
to right, Dylan Crawford, Taylor Knecht, Wyatt Stafford, Zavian Wiggins, Christian
McClure. Not pictured, Kiyerra Henry.

Monticello News
Staff Writer .
The CC Cattle
Company T-Ball team
have been named as the
2009 Jefferson County
Recreation Department
Spring Sports T-Ball
Champions after a

scalding hot season run
of 16 wins and 1 tied
Quad C members
include Ryan Jackson,
Megan Schofill,
Timothy Jackson, Brice
Key, James Austin
Hightower, Dylan
Crawford, Taylor

Knecht, Wyatt Stafford,
Zavian Wiggins,
Christian McClure, and
Kiyerra Henry.
Coaching this year's
champions were Head
Coach 'Billy Schofill,
and assistant coaches.
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In April and May,
associates of Capital City
Bank taught students at
local schools about the
'importance :of saving
money as part of
National Teach' Children
,To Save Day, a financial
literacy program spon-
sored by the American
Bankers Association
Capital City
Associates joined thou-
sands of bankers across
the country that traded
in their balance sheets
for blackboards to help
increase financial litera-
cy among young people.

"Studies show that
kids aren't learning the
skills they need to make
smart financial decisions
as'. adults," said Bill
Gunnels, Bank president
of Jefferson and Madison
Counties. "Communities
and schools teach other
life skills, such as driving'
a car, but we don't spend
enough. time teaching
'financial. skills. Capital
City Bankers are visiting
our schools to help, fill
that .gap and prepare.
future clients for finan-
cial success."
The presentations
included games and.

activities about saving
money, how interest
makes money grow, how
to budget and determin-
ing the difference
between, needs and
Nearly 50 Capital
City Bankers participat-
ed in National Tedch
Children To Save Day
this year, reaching more
than 3,000 children. Since
the inception of National
Teach. Children' To Save
Day in 1997, thousands of
bankers have. taught
money skills to more
than one .million stu-

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The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts

the following items for recvclina:

All plastic bottles soda bottles (any size), milk jugs; water
bottles, laundry detergent bottles, etc.

All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food
cans, etc. .
Aluminum cans -soda cans, beer cans, etc.

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

All Cardboard Products grocery bag, cereal boxes, food
boxes, Iaundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.

Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center
located at 1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at
any one of the collection sites in the County.

Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of
our Landfill and saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How
could you go wrong?

Additional items accepted at the collection sites:

Household garbage

*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle, Center)


*White Goods (which consist of).- Refrigerators, freezers,
washing machines, dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not ac-
cepted at the Recycle Center)

Used Oil & Oil Filters

Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool
chemicals, paint, paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers
clearly marked to identify contents)

**The Recycle Center Household Hazardous Waste Office will
accept medical&'pharmaceutical-waste. These items must be
turned into an employee of the facility and not just dropped off.

Please take notice to all of the signage posted in the
collection site for the proper disposal of above items.

The City of Monticello Offers Curbside pick-up for city res-
idents for recyclable items on each Wednesday Morning.
For further information on other items for disposal in the
City, please call Steve Wingate at 342-0154.

Please visit the Jefferson County web page for the locations
& hours of operation for each individual site.
For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.

Kimberly Grant Nicole Roddenberry Indy Mack

Three County Teachers

Named As Favorites

Monticello News The .essays were
Staff Writer collected by School
.District school stu- Superintendent Bill
dents were invited to Brumfield and read'
write essays about and tallied by Dana
their favorite teacher, and Walter Moxley,
describing why that owners of Affordable
teacher was special to B, u. s i n e s s
them. The teacher did- Communications,-who
n't have to be a'current provided the prizes for
teacher, just a favorite the teachers receiving
all-time teacher, work- the most votes.
ing or retired. Receiving the most
Hundreds ,of essays (votes) and a.
essays were turned in $75 Publix gift .card!
at the end of the was Kimberly Grant, a
school year, with fifth grade Math and
dozens of teachers Homeroom Reading
mentioned as :"a teacher at Jefferson.
favorite, but there. Elementary School
could only be three (JES:) She is married

and has been teaching
for 13 years, three at
N i c h o 1 e
Roddenberry came in
close second receiving
a $50 Publix gift card.
She has' been a first
grade. teacher at JES
for six years and is
married with .four
Indy Mack came in
a close third receiving
a $25 Publix gift card.
She is a third grade
teacher at JES. She
grew up in Jefferson
County.and has been a
county teacher for 16
years. She is married
with three children.

Local Youths Awarded Boys,

Girls Club Scholarships

Monticello News '
Staff Writer
The Boys and Girls
Clubs of the Big Bend
recently awarded four-
year tuition scholar-
ships to qualifying
state universities' to
three Jefferson County
members. They are:
Janelle Bassa, a
junior at the Jefferson
County Middle/High
School, who -is an
eight-year member of
the Jefferson County
Teen Center Boys and
Girls Club, a former
Youth of the Month,
former treasurer of
the Keystone Club, cur-
rent member of SWAT
(Students Working
Against Tobacco,) and
is an eight-year mem-
ber of the County 4-H
Club, where she cur-
rently serves as.presi-
dent of the County
She is also a mem-
ber of the JCMHS
JROTC, and aspires to

earn :a Bachelor's
.Degree in Business
Management, and to
continue her. studies
for a Master's Degree.
Eventually, she
would like to establish
an organizat ion that
assists low-income
Eric Evans, a jun-
ior at the Jefferson
County Middle/High
School, comes from a
single-parent home
and has been-a Boys
and Girls Club mem-
ber for 13 years. He
gives back to the
organization 4nd his
community by serving
as a junior' staff mem-
ber at the St. Phillip
Club, and volunteering
at Bethel AME Church,
and. the Brynwood
Nursing Center.
In 2008 he was
selected from inore
'than 7,000 club mem-
bers as the organiza-
tion's Youth of the
Year. After graduating
from college he plans

to pursue a career in
social work.
Latoria James, a
junior at Jefferson
County Middle/High
School, attends the
Jefferson County Teen
Center Boys and Girls
Club, where she serves
as a youth mentor
through Project
K.I.C.K. and partici-
pates in the SWAT pro-
gram. As a member of
the 4-H Club, she gives
back to the community
through multiple serv-
ice projects. She is a
member of the Florida
A&M Upward Bound
program, and plans to
study criminal justice
and eventually earn a
These three schol-
arship recipients stood
out above the.pool of
high school applicants
across four counties as
a result of their aca-
demic achievements,
leadership qualities,
commitment to com-
munity service, and
involvement in their
local Boys and Girls
As part of their
scholarship require-
ments, each of these
students must pair up
with a mentor who
will guide them
through the college
preparation process,
which they must com-
plete before receiving
any funds.
The students.must
also maintain contact
with their mentor
throughout their four
years of college.
To learn more
about the Boys and
Girls Clubs of the Big
Bend, call 656-8100, or
visit www.The

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FILE NO.: 09-35-PR

The administration of the estate of WILLIAM S.
MARTIN, deceased, whose date of death was March 18,
2009, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Jefferson County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is: 1 Couithouse
Circle, Monticello, Florida 32344. The name and address
of the personal representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having
claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE
All other creditors 'of the decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
The date of the first publications of this notice is June 3,
Margaret A. Wharton, PA 4109 Buglers Rest Place,
456 South Central Avenue' Casselberry, FL 32707
P.O. Box 621172 Oviedo; FL 32762-1172 Petitioner
(407) 365-7193
FAX: (407? 366-0776
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ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC Case No. 33-2008-CA-000298
Plaintiff, Division

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of
Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 27,
2009, in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Jefferson County, Florida
described as:
and commonly known as: VACANT LAND, JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FL; including the building, appurtenances,.and fix-
tures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and'best bid-
der, for cash, Sales are held at the north door of the
Jefferson County Courthouse, on June 25, 2009 at 11 am.
Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.

Dated this 27" Day of May, 2009.
Kirk Reams
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Sherry Sears, Deputy Clerk'

Allison J Brandt
(813) 229-0900 x-
Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singe, P.A.
P.O. Box 800
Tampa, FL 33601-08006


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NFCC Student Center Lakeside Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner
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Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is here-
by given to the following persons) to show cause why theN.
should not be disqualified as a registered voter:

Christopher A Brown Cindy M Roberts
1446 Ashville Highlands 111 Ashville Hall Rd
Greenville, FL 32331 And Crawfordville, FL 3232-
And And
Theresa M Crane Michael A Burse
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Monticello, FL 32345
Kerry Campbell
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Monticello, FL 32344
Tometha R Lewis
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name should not be removed from the voter registration rolls.
Failure to respond within 30 days will result in a determination
of ineligibility by the Supervisor and removal of your name
from the statewide voter registration system. For further infor-
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850-997-3348 within 30 days of publication of this notice.
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16A Monticello News

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monticello News
Staff Writer
I Adopt a cat from the
Jefferson County Humane
Society shelter today Not
bnly is June National
Adopt a Shelter Cat
Month, but because of the
recent feline boom in the
county the shelter has a
wide variety of cats and
kittens for adoption in a
plethora of colors and fur
textures, and is offering a
discount to get the ani-
inals into good homes.
SThe normal adoption
fee of $70 is discounted 50
percent, 'this month,
Which covers spaying or
heutering, and all up to
date vaccinations.
: The Shelter is open
Wednesday through
Saturday from 11 a.m.:
lntil 4 p.m., or by appoint-
ment. It is located at 1250
Mamie Scott Drive. To
nake an appointment, call
$42-0244 and leave a mes-

There are currently 21
cuddly cats and 14
extremely playful kittens.
Some of those felines
include; Tumbler, a black
two-year old, domestic
shorthair -male; Buffy, a
Calico four-year old,
domestic shorthair
female;, Cueball, a black
three and a half year old,
domestic shorthair male;
Dolly, a black; two-year old
female domestic shorthair
with a white spot on her
chest; Drake, a black four-
month old domestic short-
hair male.
Also, Fancy, a black

two-year old domestic
shorthair female; Fonzie, a
black and white eight-
month old, medium hair
male; Garfield, an orange
four-year old medium hair
tabby male; Josh, a black
four-month old domestic
shorthair male; Miles, a
black and tan tabby male,
three year-old.
Mr. Jingles, a black
two-year old, medium hair
male; Richie, a gray and
white eight-month old,
medium hair
male; Samantha, a black
and white spotted six-
year old domestic short-
hair female; Samantha, a

calico nine-year old medi-
um hair female,
Snowflake, a pure white
adulf long hair female
(available for adoption'
June 17).
Cats,are also available
for adoption at the Wag the
Dog Thrift and Treasure
Shop, located on North
Jefferson Street, just north
of the Post Office. Wag the
Dog is open Thursdays and
Friday, noon, until 4 p.m.,
and Saturdays from10 a.m.
until 3 p.m.
Adopting a cat has
many advantages:
* Having a cat reduces
your blood pressure and

helps prevent heart dis-
* Having a cat fights
depression and loneliness.
* Cats are entertaining to
watch and fun to play with.
* Cats provide companion-
* Cats will cuddle up with
you on a cold evening.
* Cats are independent and
can be left alone while
you're at work.
* A cat's mere presence
will ward off mice and
* Cats are comfortable in
small spaces like apart-
* Cats are very clean; they
bathe themselves!
* A cat's purr is instantly
calming and relaxing.
* Cats are affectionate.
* Just 15 minutes a day of
playing with you will satis-
fy a cat.
* Cats are easy to house
train. especially adult cats.
who are probably already
house trained.
* Cats bring a little bit of
the wild into yowu house.

*Indoor cats and
spayed/neutered cats live
long lives, providing up to
20 years of companion-
* Cats are cheaper to
spay/neuter than dogs,
especially big dogs.
* Taking care of a cat can
help teach a child responsi-
bility and humane values.
Lots of cats need good
homes; when you adopt
one, you're saving a life!
Don't forget these impor-
tant cat care Steps once
you've adopted your new
feline friend:
* ID Tags: Your cat can't
carry a wallet, so he needs
a collar with an ID tag.
Even if you keep him
inside, he could slip out
one day and become lost,
and you may never see him
* Include .your name,
address and phone num-
ber on the.tag. Keep your
new feline's shots updated.
Love, cuddle, play and
enjoy your lives together
as a family!


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