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Publisher: Will H. Bulloch
Place of Publication: Monticello, Fla
Publication Date: December 16, 2009
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141st Year No., 51 Wednesday, December 16, 20(


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Monticello News *
Senior Staff Writer
SLaypeople may find
the annual audit reports
bf Jefferson County's fi-
nances a little more com-
prehensible in future.
SThey will if Commis-
sioner 'Hines Boyd has
his way. Not that the av-
brage person would want
to spend much time read-
ing audit reports, dry
Ond statistics-bound as
these documents are. But
they are supposed to be
honest, accurate evalua-
Sions of the validity and
liabilityy of the
county's financial trans-
actions and internal con-
trols, and as such, they
are required reading for
commissioners. At the
very. least, Boyd wants have to hunt for
fie pertinent informa-
t The discussion on
Tuesday, Dec. 1, arose out
of a question that citizen
Dick Bailar asked Clerk
of Court Kirk Reams
during consideration of
a request by the latter to
have the county join a
government associated
investment group. Bailar
asked about the status of
the Florida State Board
of Administration (SBA)

money that the county
has invested in the latter
The SBA, a constitu-
tional entity of Florida
government; manages
pension funds for cur-
rent and retired teachers
and public employees
and their families, as
well as investing money
for school districts and
state and local govern-
ment entities. During the
height of the economic
meltdown a couple of
years ago, the SBA froze
billions of dollars of
working capital, forcing
many local governments,
agencies, school districts
and other public entities
that depended on the
money for their opera-
tions to go scrambling
for substitute sources of
operating funds.
Jefferson County at
the time had a combined
$600,000 or so invested in
two separate SBA man-
aged accounts. Fortu-
nately for the county, it
didn't depend on the
money for its ongoing op-
erations. The concern
that both Bailar and
Boyd expressed had
more to do with the fact
that most commissioners
seemed unaware that the
Please See Audits

and the two pools of Page 4A

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Property Appraiser Offers Possible

Rates For Fire And Landfill Taxes

Commission Supposed To Revisit Issue In 20,1

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Commissioners are
expected to take up the
restructuring of the fee
schedule for the fire and
landfill special assess-
ments sometime after
the start'of 2010. That, at
least, is what they indi-
cated at their last discus-
sion on the issue in mid
In the interim, Prop-
erty Appraiser Angela
Gray, who first raised the

issue of inequities and
inconsistencies in the
application of the pres-
ent fees has circulated a
possible fee schedule for
2010, based on the com-
missioners' stated incli-
nations relative to the
two taxes.
Gray's proposed fee
schedule divides the fees
into six categories and
assigns varying rates to
each, depending on the
zoning designation of
the parcel and the use
and/or size of the stand-

ing structure, among
other variables.
In Gray's proposed
matrix,, single-family
dwellings, whether occu-
pied or not, would pay
the full fire and landfill
assessments, which
presently are $101.16 and
$224.88 respectively; un-
occupied single-family
dwellings with power
permanently discon-
nected would pay only
the fire assessment; and
Please See Taxes
Page 4A

Interviews Set For A Contract

To Oversee Courthouse Repai

the 1
to a c

City Resident Expressesuest

Concern About Speeding re
Monticello News Thur
Senior Staff Writer ceed s
Speeding motorists within the city limits were view
once again a topic of discussion at the Monticello City
Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
This time it was Jim Abbot who raised the issue.
A self-described "timid soul" who recently turned 76
and who lives with his half-Mayan wife on the west
side of town in the house where he was raised, Abbot
said he was concerned about the traffic on city
"Every once in a while, people speed 60 miles per
hour and cause damage," Abbot said, citing an inci-
dent where a motorist had injured one of his friends.
He noted that although the posted speed in front
of his house near the outskirts of town on US 90 West
was 35 mph, motorists often sped passed at higher
speeds. He offered that if the police department
posted an officer there every once in a while, it would
serve to slow traffic and bring the city revenues in the
bargain. /
Actually, what Abbot said was, "If Mr. Mosley (Po-,
lice Chief Fred Mosley) could catch these people, it
would make the city money'
Abbot said he was concerned that handicap folks
like himself not be forgotten. Abbot, in fact. ,was self. A
ambulatory at the council meeting, despite requiring
a walker to get around for a long time He had cone
from the walker to a cane and had finally thrown
av.,ay the cane only the week or so before, he said, at
tributing his outstanding recovery to regular exer-
iese. which he recommended everyone should take up.
Abbot was full of praise for the council members
and the police chief, most of whom. he noted, had
been mere children or not even born when he first
came to Monticello 64 years ago He praised the offi
cials for theirdecision to allow golf-carts within the
city limits, which benefited handicap folks. He knew ,
6ne gentleman who rode his wheelchair to the library.
he said. He thought it was wonderful that officials
Please See Resident Page 4A

1 Section, 16 Pages
Around Jeff. Co. 4-9A Legals 15A
Church 10A-11A Sports __12A-13A
Classifieds 14A Thomasville Shopping 16A
Dining Out 9A Viewpoints 2-3A

icello News
r Staff Writer
inly two contractors
rnded to the
ty's request for
fications for the se-
In of a construction
iger to oversee the
r of the courthouse
and the needed cos-
Simprovements to
historic building's
ed exterior.
formally, had the
ber of respondents
greater, the process
i have called for the
)sals to be referred
committee for a re-
and ranking of the
cants. Or given a
urgently needed
ct, the county might
put out a new re-
in the hope of get-
Jnder the circum- '
es, however, com-
.oners decided on
sday, Dec. 1, to pro-
straight to the inter-
ing of the two

re- ;
spending contractors,
both of whom have been
scheduled for interviews
on Thursday evening,
Dec. 17.
"We need to get mov-
ing on this project,"
Clerk of Court Kirk
Reams told commission-
ers, adding that the roof
continues leaking and
causing deterioration to
the building.
The county began so-
liciting bids for a con-

struction manage
oversee the pr
shortly after con
sioners approved
measure on Oct. 1.
As Riley Palm
Riley Palmer Cons
tion Company, explh
it to the commissi
that time, the cons
tion manager v
identify the scope c
needed work, pr
the job specification
Please See C
house Page 4A

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encouraged to submit the
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PO Box 428
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Dcabline for publication
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Property Appraiser
Angela Gray

or Plans For

rs Water Park


Going Well

Monticello News
Senior Staff Writer
Plans for the develop-
ment of a water and
ecology park on thewest
side of Monticello are
proceeding smoothl~,ac
cording to the head of
the group pursuing the
Councilwoman Idella
r to Scott, chairwoman of the
project Monticello Park Commit-
mmis- tee, told the City Council
the on Tuesday, Dec. 1, that
er, ofthings "are going well".
r, of She said the group
truc- now had onboard several
oined educators, geologists,
on at botanists and other scien-
struc- tific types and that it was
ould t seeking an additional
epaf e $200,000 from the Florida
spare Legislature for imple-
s' o mentation of phase one
out- of the master plan. She
said the group also was in
touch with the Northwest
S Florida Water Manage-
ment District, whose rep-
resentatives had
Expressed an interest in
meeting with the park
S committee.
is Scott promised .to
give the council a fuller
report on the project in
gir January. But in the in-
terim, she wanted the
council members to know
that the committee was
continuing to work to-
ward its goal, she said.
Ink. The Monticello Park
I: Committee is largely
composed of citizens.
The group's stated mis-
sion is to establish a
IS world-class water and
ecology park on a 28-acre
property that the city
purchased from the
's: school district a short
time back with a $200,000
state grant. The property
is just west and south of
the American Legion
building on South Water

"We hope to create a
park that focuses on pre-
serving the ecological
Please See Water
Park Page 4A

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Where Has Our Stimulus Money Gone? HOLIDAYS, OR JUBILANT YULETIDE?

Do you remember
the $787 billion economic
stimulus bill that was
passed almost a year ago?
The bill that was sup-
posed to bring America's
economy back up and
save so many jobs. Ever
wonder where all that
money went?
It has been reported
$80 million The
National Endowment for
the Arts (NEA) with
reports that a lot of that
money is being spent on
risque/kinky plays and
Nearly $1 million A
Chicago dinner cruise -
in order to combat terror-
$1.57 million -
researchers at Penn State
University to search for
fossils in Argentina
$6 million an-adver-
tising firm in New York
City in order to adver-
tise the transition from
analog television to digi-
tal television (it is
believed that three (3)
jobs were created by this
$6 million)
-. $2 million a replica
railroad was built in

Carson City, NV as a
tourist attraction
$2.2 million to
repair a water pipeline
for a golf course in San
Francisco which is
reported to be losing
moriey and in danger of
shutting down.
$500,000 Arizona
State University to
study the genetic make-
up of ants and to study
their roles in ant
$450,000 University
of Arizona to study the
division of labor in ant
$390,000 The State
University of New York
at Buffalo to study
young adults who smoke
marijuana and drink
malt liquor.
$219,000 to the
study of the possibility
of college co-eds "hook-
ing up" after consuming
amount (many different
reports of different
amounts) Honey bee
$700,000 recovery of
lost crab pots for the crab
fisherman in Oregon

$30,000 the study of
rats' sex drive on hard
$50,000 Washington
Parks and. Recreation
Commission in order to.
host Asian music, dance
and puppet shows
Philadelphia's Pig Iron
Theatre "dance-clown-
theatre ensemble"
$43 million plus to
the three universities in
Iowa this money is
being given in salaries
and benefits to the
employees taking early
retirement. That's right
$43 million dollars to
employees that are
(over 2 million jobs
have been lost since the
stimulus bill was passed
last February)
"Change We Can
Believe In" was written
on the Barack Obama
signs and posters a year
ago. Well, a year
later......I must say -
there sure has been A
LOT of change. I just
wish I didn't HAVE to
believe, it.
Until then..... I'll see
you around the town.


Roget's Thesaurus is
a book full of synonyms.
(Synonyms are words
that are spelled different-
ly, but have the same
meaning.) The word
Thesaurus is from the
Greek word for a treas-
ury or storehouse. I
always see the suffix,
saurus and think about
dinosaurs, like
Tyrannosaurus Rex. I
learned that the Latin
suffix "saurus," much
different than the Greek
suffix, means great
lizard. I then began won-
dering who Roget was.
(Pronounced Rowjay.) I
figured he was French,
but I knew that couldn't
be correct, because he
had such a command of
the English language.
Peter Mark Roget was
born in London on
January 18, 1779. He
entered the University of
Edinburgh at the age of
14 and earned his med-
ical degree five years
later. Needless to say, he
was brilliant!
He began keeping
lists of words as a young
man. He would define
them and pour over their
origins, which of itself is'
quite amazing for a
child. The only list I kept
was to Santa Claus! He
didn't publish the the-
saurus until he was 73.

His collection of ~syn-
onyms and antonyms
was not the first sdch
volume to appear, but his
was far better organized
than previous efforts.
His classification system
functions as the reverse
of a dictionary: a reader
starts with the meaning
and finds the word.
When I was teaching
English composition on
the high school level, I
invariably had students.
who swore they were not
plagiarizing when they
changed just a few of the
words in someone else's
essay. They would
change a few of the
words using synonyms,
thanks to Roget! My stu-
dents were always
amazed when I could tell
just by reading their
essay that they had used
a few synonyms. They
were even more amazed
by receiving no credit for
their original essay!
I can show you why
it was so easy! Let's use
some familiar Christmas
song titles as'examples.
Take for instance,
"Jingle Bells." Using
synonyms, that. title
could become "Tingling
Brass Dome with a
Clanger." Hereare a few
more. See if you can
guess the correct song
titles: 1.) "Rudolf, the
! i I ; .

Crimson Snouted
Northern Antlered
Herd Mammal."
"Rudolf, the Red Nosed
Reindeer" 2.) "Frosty
the Frozen
Precipitation .Macho
Male" "Frosty the
Snowman" 3.) "I Ogled
Ma Ma Smooching Kris
Kringle" "I Saw
Mommy Kissing Santa,
Claus" 4.) "Colorless
Winter Festival"
"White Christmas" 5.)
"Everything I Desire for
Yuletide is my Double
Facing Forward
Incisors." "All I Want
for Christmas is my
Two Front Teeth."
So at this very spe-
cial time of year, I
yearn for' you an ecstat-
ic Yuletide and an elat-
ed never been used' 365
days. (I wish you a
Merry Christmas and a
happy New Year!)

Library News
Everyone in our
Community is invited
to attend our special
Christmas Dinner on
December 17th,
Thursday at 12 noon.
Come prepared to eat
- all you can. Early
birds get the worms.
Happy Christmas.
-Dr. Serafin Roldan,
Library Director

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Grant Crumitie, 34,
of Jefferson County, was
arrested Dec. 9, and
charged with- writ of
attachment for non-sup-
port and for failure to
appear for as writ of
attachment. A total
bond of $1,334 was set
and he remained at the
county jail Dec. 14.
Ira West, Jr., 24, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested Dec. 10, and
charged .with expired
drivers license. Bond
was set at $250 and he
bonded out of jail the
same day
Robert Baker, 23, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested Dec. 11, and

charged with violation
of probation on the
charge of throwing a
deadly missile into an
occupied vehicle. Bond
was withheld and he
remained at the county
jail Dec. 14.
James Christian
Madison, 18, of Jefferson
County, was' arrested
Dec. 11 on a Leon County
warrant charging him
with attempted armed
robbery Bond was with-
held and he was turned
over to US Marshals the
same day
Timothy Abraham
Robinson, 38, of
Jefferson County, was
arrested Dec. 12, and
charged with battery
(simple). Bond was set
at $1,500 and he bonded

out of jail the same day.
S Ruben Bolivar
Casais, 38, of Hialeah,
SFL, was arrested Dec. 13,
and charged with driv-
ing while license sus-
pended or revoked,
habitual, two counts of
giving false information
to a law enforcement
officer, and possession of
Marijuana less than 20
grams. A total bond. of
$2,500 was set and he
bonded out of jail the
same day.
Horace Leon man-
ning, 48, of Jefferson
County, was arrested
.Dec. 13, and charged
with leaving the scene of
an accident with proper-
ty damage. Bond was set
at $250 and he bonded
out of jail the same day.


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Letters to the Eaitor are type worafor wora, comma jor
comma, as sent to this newspaper.

JES Thanks All For Donations

Dear Editor:
The faculty and stu-
dents of 'Jefferson
Elementary School
would like to thank our
local civic organiza-
tions: Altrusa, Kiwanis,

Rotary, and business-
man Steven Kinsey, for
their donations which
totaled $900 for our
Children's Book Social,
Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Through their gen-

Writer Responds To

Stinger Comment

Dear Editor:
This is in response
to the "Stinger." infor-
mation about the Hiram
Lodge awarding a schol-
arship to a student in
Jefferson County, which
we feel is very beneficial
in continuing his educa-
tion. On behalf of
Solomon Lodge #6, we
-highly commend you for
such an act of kindness
and concern for the wel-
fare of a student:
I would like to
inform the "Stinger"
who seems to be
unaware of the level of
operation of the
Masonic Lodges, as well'
as the community of
Jefferson County, that
the local Distinct Lodges
are under the auspices
of the Grand Lodge of
Four year scholar-'
ships have been, and will
, be' awarded to students
4inthe State of Florida,
which includes
Jefferson County.This is
done on a rotation basis
and will continue. We
are fully aware of any

monetary affiliations
and distributions locally
and statewide for any
type of -services provid-
ed in any area.
There is no competi-
tion in presenting
awards to students or
providing services for
the needy We are all
grateful that we can
assist everyone upon
request or voluntarily in
any capacity, regardless
of race or ethnic back-.

ar. (ashldJl 3hwoma,
worshipful master

erous donations, each
student from Pre-K
through Grade 5, was
able to receive their own
book. A special thank
you to Diane Simpson,
Susan Whitson, Katrina
Walton, and Mal Joplin,
for their help in coordi-
nating this event, and
contacting members of
their organizations to
come into the school,
and read to students of
different classrooms.
Besides having lead-
ers of our community to
come and participate,
we also had many par-
ents who volunteered
their time to come and
read to our students. All
in all, it was a wonderful
time, and a great way to
begin the Christmas
Season. We are truly
grateful for our commu-

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obtain the long over-
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Charter School?
What could be the
thought Of The Week reason why auditors
were not allowed to
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comprehensive re-
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glieal good to see
that the Monti-
cello Women's Club
gave Arsenio Bright a
scholarship to further
his education at Busi-
ness School. Would-
n't it be great if Rev.
J.B. Duval and the
First Bethlehem Bap-
tist Association also
gave OUR kids'some
money to help them
go to school? Gee,
wonder what they are
going to do with all
the thousands and
thousands of dollars
raised at the big
meeting in Madison
Cg ne wonders
What the ex-
pert, on loan from
DOE, has discovered
about the District
Schools? One would
think if the news
were good, it would
have been trumpeted
by now, which raises
the questions: What
was discovered?
What is being done
about it?"
gC iUord on the
W street is that
the Charter School is
in serious debt.
Could this be why the
school hopes that the
District School Board
will approve its ex-
pansion through
grade 8, next year?"
gtgn Friday Dec.
V4th I went to
our post office to pur-
chase a book of
stamps. I was in-
formed they didn't
have any up front and
the person who could
get them was on the
phone. On Monday
Dec. 7th I went in to
mail packages. After
getting all the paper
work completed and
the packages
stamped, I was in-
formed they didn't
have change for a
$50. No. wonder the
US Post Office is in
the red. Hello UPS!"
I (giger Pride
I worked won-
ders for the football
season. Let's hope
FCAT results and the
school grades are
likewise affected."
gDoome couldn't
Rlkill Jesus. Nei-
ther can China nor
towiea ntr etr
Sed t o s
Monicelo, FL 2 345. l
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Cont. From Page 1

Water Park

Cont. From Page 1

non single-family
dwelling structures
detached from the sin-
gle-family dwelling unit
and located on the same
parcel would pay no fees.
Multi-family units,
whether occupied or
not, would each pay 50
percent of the residen-
tial rate, or $50.58 and
$112.44 respectively for
the fire and landfill
In the agricultural
category, enclosed struc-
tures that are more than
400 sq. feet and that
house equipment, mate-
rials, crops, plants or
livestock would pay 50
percent of the commer-
cial rate, or $.028 per sq.
feet for the fire assess-
ment and $.057 per sq.
feet for the landfill
assessment. Presently
these building pay the
full commercial rate.
Too in the agricul-
tural category, rather
than all buildings on a.
parcel paying the fees,
the largest building on
the site would be used to
calculate the applicable
fee and the smaller
buildings would be
exempted. The mini-
mum rates, for example,
would be $71.88 for the
fire assessment and
$190.23 for the landfill
assessment on a struc-
ture of 2,596 sq. feet or
less; and the maximum
rates would be $1,663.75
for the fire assessment
and $1,767.95 for the

nearly $600,000 even
existed. Adding to the
discomfort was Reams'
most recent discovery of
a somewhat forgotten
account that contained
nearly $300,000 in accu-
mulated traffic citation
surcharges, money that
is now earmarked for
the repairs of the roof
and other exterior work
at the courthouse.
The fact -of the
unknown, forgotten or
otherwise ignored coun-
ty assets is no reflection
on Reams, who inherit-
ed the system from his
predecessors and who
has been trying to make
sense of, and improve on
it, since coming to office.
As he responded to Boyd

landfill assessment on a
structure of 59,420 sq.
feet or more.
In the non-agricul-
tural commercial cate-
.gory, the rate would be
$.056 per sq. feet for the
fire assessment and
$.057 per sq. feet for the
landfill assessment.
Meaning that the mini-
mum that a commercial
building of 2,596 sq. feet
or less would pay would
be $143.75 for the fire
assessment and $380.46
for the landfill assess-
ment. The maximum
that a commercial build-
ing of 59,420 sq. feet or
more would pay would
be $3,327.50 for the fire
assessment and $3,535.90
for the landfill assess-
Commercial storage
rental facilities would
pay the commercial rate
on fire only, or $.056 per
sq. feet.
Seasonal or recre-
ational structures that
currently pay the full
commercial rate would
pay 50 percent of that
rate under Gray's plan,
or $50.58 on the fire
assessment and $112.44
on the landfill assess-
ment. These rates would
apply to enclosed struc-
tures of more than 400
sq. feet and housing
equipment, materials or
animals, regardless
whether the structures
have power connectivity.
Governmental agen-
cies and non-profits

(including churches)
that .currently enjoy
exemption from proper-
ty taxes would also be
exempt from the fire
and landfill assess-
ments under Gray's pro-
posal. Commissioners
only briefly flirted with
the idea of applying the
two assessments to
churches in their earli-
er discussions.
Finally, 100-percent
disabled veterans would
be exempt from the two
assessments, if their
disabilities qualified
under the federal stan-
dards, which require,
among other things,
that the disability stem
from a war injury
At Gray's urging,
commissioners on Nov.
19 approved the dis-
abled veterans exemp-
tion, along with
addressing one of the
most egregious of the
inequities. The latter
related to property own-
ers who were being
assessed commercial
rates for the landfill spe-
cial assessments on sec-
ond structures in agri-
culturally zoned lands,
in addition to being
assessed the residential
rates on their primary
dwelling structures.
It remains to be
seen when commission-
ers will take up the fire
and landfill issue again,
and how amenable they
will be to Gray's propos-

Cont. From Page 1

about the so-called dis-
covery of the surcharge
account, "A lot of it is
learning on the job; I
learn something new
everyday" But.the seem-
ing lack of general
knowledge of all
accounts does point to
systematic weakness
that Boyd,
Commissioner Stephen
Fulford and others
would like to see correct-
Their concern is
essentially that, given
the "discovery" of these
accounts at least to
the majority of the com-
missioners how many
other accounts might
there be that commis-

sioners are unaware of,
notwithstanding the
accounts' identification
on the annual audits?
"It would be nice to
get an accounting of
these different funds,"
Boyd said. "Some of
these funds didn't jump
out at me when I read
the audit. It would be
helpful if the auditors
presented the informa-
tion in a way that we
didn't have to hunt for
Reams acknowl-
edged 'the request. He
said he would talk to the
auditor and ensure that
the latter made the
required information
more readily available
on the next audit report.

and cultural integrity
of'the land while pro-.
viding the appropriate
recreational and edu-
cational opportuni-
ties," states the
group's mission state-
ment in part.
If successful get-
ting the next $200,000,
the plan calls for the
money to be used to


bid out the project,
make recommenda-
tions to the commis-
sion, and generally
oversee the work and
act as a consultant to
Sthe officials.
Palmer further
explained that under
the construction man-
ager model, the project
could be accomplished
more expeditiously
and commissioners
could exert more con-
trol and include local
preferences or whatev-
er other criteria they
might deem appropri-
Palmer labeled the
courthouse roof
.repair and associated
cosmetic improve-
ments a minor project,
meaning that it would
cost under $1 million.
Reams, mean-
while, reiterated that
the money for the
repairs would come
from the nearly
$300,000 that had accu-
mulated in a special
account since 2004 as a
result of a $15 sur-
charge that Jefferson
County applied to
every traffic citation
issued here. The


were providing a means
for the handicap to
access public buildings.
"I'd like to see more
people driving golf
carts," Abbott said,
digressing a little. "I'm
sick of the gasoline peo-
ple. They're sticking it
to us. If more people
drove golf carts, we
would stick it to them."
He apologized for
rambling a little. He

put in parking and
restrooms on the prop-
erty and to develop a
hierarchy of hiking
trails of differing
degrees of difficulty,
among other things.
Eventually the plan
calls for the installa-
tion of boardwalks
into the wetlands, cre-
ation of bike paths on

the uplands, develop-
ment of more strenu-
ous nature trails, addi-
tion of a playground
and an obstacle course
for exercising, cre-
ation of a limited
camping area, and
ultimately, construc-
tion of an amphithe-
ater and a water-
themed park. -

Cont. From Page 1

Florida Legislature cerned the bell tower
allowed counties to and cupola, which
impose the surcharge appeared to be the
in the immediate wake source of much of the
of the Article 5 leaking problems.
reforms as a way for "It's in better con-
the latter to raise the edition than I anticipat-
necessary funds to ed," Palmer said at the
maintain and renovate time. "In general, it's
their courthouse facil- in good shape for
ities. Most recently, being 100 years old."
the Florida He said the more
Legislature allowed serious problems
counties to raise the appeared to be at the
surcharge to $30 per base of the tower,
traffic citation, a step where it tied onto the
that Jefferson County roof proper.
officials took on Oct. "Where the shin-
15. gles stop and the flash-
Palmer first ing starts is where
addressed commis- most of the failure is
sioners about the occurring," Palmer
courthouse's roof and said.
.other problems in At the time,
April, after doing a Palmer recommended
layman's assessments that the commission
of the structure at implement a five-year
Reams' request, plan to restore the
Palmer estimated at roof, with phases 1 and
the time that the 2 to take place Within
repairs would cost the coming two years
between $150,000 and and phases 3 through 6
$250,000, emphasizing no longer than withiA'
all the while that he five years. That, how-'
was not a roofing ever, was before Reams
expert. rediscovered the near-
Overall, Palmer ly $300,000 sitting in a
rated the condition of heretofore little
the roof as good, espe- remembered traffic
cially where it con- surcharge account.

Cont. From Page 1

wanted the council
members to know that
they were doing a fine
job. In fact, if they were
running the country,
things would be much
better, he said. The
president was a good
man and meant well, he
said. But the country
was in a very serious
situation, he said. He
warned about February
2010, but didn't elabo-

"I've said enough,"
Abbot said, cutting his
talk short.
Mosley offered
afterwards that he
would respond to
Abbott's concern. He
suggested that anytime
a citizen had a concern
about speeding or some
other police-related
matter, they should con-
tact him directly

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Mae Lou Houck
Burke passed away
peacefully on Thursday,
December 10, 2009 in
Tallahassee, Florida. She
was born May 18, 1927 in
Hanover, Pennsylvania
to Naomi and Fern "John
Jacob" Houck. Her moth-
er's family immigrated
to the United States in
1738 from Switzerland.
She was a descendent of
Hans "John Jacob"
Thoman who served in
the York County (PA)
Militia during the
Revolutionary War. Mrs.
Burke was prbud of her
Pennsylvania Dutch her-.
itage and encouraged her
children to study their
Mrs. Burke lived for
the past 37 years in her
house on the hill in
Jefferson County (FL).
She loved to "putter"
around her yard pulling
.weeds and enjoying
nature. She had a special
talent in growing
chrysanthemums. She
loved to travel and to
read. She was talented in
embroidery and created
numerous embroidered
and framed works of art,
which she gave to family
and friends. She delight-
ed in following all sports
- in person or on the tele-
vision. She sat through
many high school sport-
ing events and plays to
see her children and
grandchildren perform.
She was a member of the
Aucilla Christian
Academy Sports
Boosters Club and served
on the Aucilla Christian
Academy School Board.
She was baptized in the
Trinity Reformed
Church of Hanover (PA)
and attended Central

Baptist Church of
Those who knew
Mrs. Burke speak of her
wonderful sense of
humor, her fierce inde-
pendence, and her deep
religious spirit.
Of the many things
that Mrs. Burke did, she
was foremost a mother to
her five children and
grandmother to her
eleven grandchildren.
She leaves to celebrate
her long and happy life,
daughter Cathy Burke
Allen, granddaughter
Calyn Burke Allen of
Tallahassee and daugh-
ter Cory (Bob)
Livingston, granddaugh-
ter Natasha Yacovone of
Frostproof (FL), son
Cameron (Sherri) Burke
of Lawrenceville (GA)
Sand their children Sarah,
Savannah, and Seth
Burke, son Carl Burke
(Kelly) of Owensboro
(KY) and their children
Alexis, Jackson, and
Olivia, son Casey Burke
(Andrea) of Rockwall
(TX) and their children,
Spencer, Anabel, and
Asa. In addition are her
siblings, Colonel (Ret.)
EL. "Jack" (Nini) Houck,
and Elaine and C.A.
"Brodie" Brodbeck of
Hanover (PA) and Pat
(Carl) Bemiller of
Pottsville (PA), numer-
ous nieces and nephews,
and friends. She was pre-
deceased by her loving
son-in-law, James K.
Allen, of Tallahassee.
Graveside cere-,
monies will be held at the
Elizabeth Cemetery in
Jefferson County Beggs
Funeral Home of
Monticello (850)-997-5612
is in charge of arrange-

Obituaries Continued On Page 15A

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DECEMBER 16, 18, 19
Capital Health Plan
Medicare Advantage
(HMO) Informational
Seminar 10 a.m. at the
CHPHC 1491 Governor's
Square Blvd. in
Tallahassee. Attend a
seminar to learn more
about Capital Health Plan
Advantage Plus (HMO)
and Capital Health Plan
Preferred Advantage
(HMO.) Call 850-523-7441
or 7-877-247-6512 to
reserve seating and for
more information.
Alzheimer's and
Dementia Support is held
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the
third Wednesday of every
month at the First United
Methodist Church in the
Family Ministry Center
on West Walnut Street in
Monticello. A light lunch
will be served. This is a
free monthly program.
Call 514-2778 or 997-5545
for more information.
Jefferson Arts is opened
free to the public 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Wednesday and
Saturday, or by appoint-
ment. The Gallery is
located at 575 West
Washington Street in
Monticello. 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
com or 997-3311.
Current Jewelry Crafting
Classes at The Peddler's
Marketplace in downtown
Monticello, 11 a.m.
Tuesday through
Saturday is Beading 102-
though a Beading 101
class is required before
taking this class.
Participants will learn
how to string, make find-
ings, crimp, and finish a
completed bracelet. Class
project to make and take
home will be one complet-
ed bracelet. Participants
will leave with the knowl-
edge to complete from
start to finish necklace
and bracelet sets at home.
Make reservations by
contacting Margie Stern
at 210-4097 or 933-9540.
Different classes run
every week.
Monticello Kiwanis Club
meets every Wednesday.
at noon at the Jefferson
Country Club on Boston
Highway for lunch, pro-
gram, and a meeting.
Contact Katrina Walton
at 997-5516 for club infor-

169 Vilane Square Blvd. Tllahassee
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with FMB for the
"'Jefferson C(ouily Toy Drive"
Let's make this Christmas great for
Jefferson County children in need.
regular lobby hours thru
Deceiiber 21st. ay-W M
Monday-WNLnsday amM
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Body & Paint Work Frame Straightening

1630 E. Jackson St. Thomasville, GA
(located behind Langdale Auto Mall)

ed. CACAA will be work-
ing 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the
third Thursday at the
First Baptist Church of
The Tallahassee
Automobile Museum
will offer. "Florida
History" 5 to 8 p.m. on
the third Thursday of
each month. Call 942-
0137 for more informa-
tion and directions.
Oldie Goldie Christmas
Party, ages 24 and up!
6:30 p.m. Friday evening
at the Martin Luther
King Center, i420 1st
Street..Tickets are $15
and may be purchased
from President Charles
Parrish at 997-3768. Dress
is casual.
DECEMBER 18 & 19
Second Harvest Food
Program will welcome
volunteers to bag food
packages 6:30 p.m. Friday
for distribution 9- 11 a.m.
Saturday at the New
Bethel AME Church,
6496 Ashville Highway.
Contact Nellie Randall at

997-5605 or Essie Norton
at 997-5683 for more
The Dixie Community
Center will sponsor the
Opry every first and
third Saturday from 7 to
10 p.m. Each Saturday
will feature a different
band. For more informa-
tion and directions con-
tact Kenneth Price at
229-263-7231 or 229-263-
Girl Scouting is fun, and
builds girls of courage,
confidence, and charac-
ter, who make the world
a better place. Join
Junior Troop 150, girl's
ages 8 to 12, from 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. on the first and
third Saturday of each
month at the.Greenville
United Methodist Church
to learn more about Girl
Scouts. For more infor-
mation contact. co-lead-
ers Janice and Sean
Carson at 948-6901 or con-
tact the Girl Scout
Council of the Florida
Panhandle, at 386-2131.

DECEMBER 16, 23, 30
Employment Connections
Career Coach Mobile Lab
is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Wednesdays
across from the First
Baptist Church in
Monticello. Services
include job search,
resume assistance,
assessments, and labor
market information. For
more information con-
tact Diane Head at 973-
2672, 973-6497, or
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Thursday at the
Christ Episcopal Church
annex, 425 North Cherry
Street. For more informa-
tion call 997-2129 or 997-
Cub Scout Pack 808 will
meet weekly 7 to 8 p.m. on
Thursday at The Eagle's
Nest on South Water
Street. For more informa-
tion contact Cub Master
Greg Wynot at 997-5366.
The Savvy Senior month-
ly outreach program,
sponsored by Capital
Health Plan, will begin
at noon on the third
Thursday at the
Monticello Opera House.
This free monthly pro-
gram is for older .adults
who want to learn more
about creating and main-
taining healthy, happy,
and active lifestyles.
"Osteoporosis and You"
will be presented by
Esaias Lee, MD, and
hosted by Anna Johnson
Riedel. There will also
be health screenings and
exhibitors available. Soft
drinks will be provided;
bring a bag lunch. For
more information about
this program and to
make reservations call
850-523-7333. Some things
get better with age.
You may qualify for
assistance from Capital
Area Community Action
Agency Call Pat Hall or
Melissa Watson at 997-
8231 for additional infor-
mation. They can tell
you what services are
currently being provid-

Here's Your Year-end

Investment Checklist

Provided by Robert J. Davison
We've pretty much seen it all this past year- a
bear market, a long rally and even a period of nei-
ther-up-nor-down.But even though we've only got
a few weeks left of 2009, you still have time to
make some moves that can pay off for you in 2010
- and beyond.
Here are a few suggestions to consider:
* "Max out" on your IRA and make regular
contributions next year. For the 2009 tax year,
you can contribute up to $5,000 to a traditional
or Roth IRA, or $6.000 if you're 50 or older.
And you have until April 15, 2010, to fully fund
your 2009 IRA. Of course, it's not always easy to
come up with lump sums of money, but do what-
ever you can to make up for any shortfalls in
your IRA for 2009. And in 2010, consider set-
ting up automatic monthly contributions to your
IRA it's a much more efficient way to maxi-
mize a great retirement-savings vehicle.
* Increase your 401(k) contributions. If your em-
ployer permits it, try to add more money to your
401(k) or other retirement plan before the year
ends. By increasing your 401(k) contributions,
you can lower your adjusted taxable income
while you potentially build more resources for
* Convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.
Depending on your individual situation, a Roth
IRA, which offers the potential for tax free
growth, provided you meet certain conditions
may be a better choice for you than a traditional
IRA, which offers the potential for growth on a
tax deferred basis. Consequently, if you meet el-
igibility limits, you may want to convert your
traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. However, this
conversion is likely going to be a "taxable
event" so you'll need to have money available
outside your IRA for the tax bill. You'll want to
discuss this move with your tax advisor.
* Sell your "losers." If it's appropriate for your
portfolio balance and long-term goals, you may
want to sell some investments that have lost
value to take the tax losses. If these losses ex-
ceeded your capital gains from selling appreci-
ated stocks, you can deduct up to $3,000 (or
$1,500 for matried couples filing separately)
against your other income, reducing the amount
on which you must pay taxes. And if you lost
more than $3,000, you can carry over the excess
into subsequent years. Consult with a tax advi-
sor before selling investments to claim a tax loss.
Consolidate your investment accounts. Instead
of having an IRA with one firm, some other in-
vestments with another and a cash-value insur-
ance policy with a third, you might want to
consolidate all your assets with one provider.
That way, you'll be better able to align all your
assets with a central, unified investment strat-
e Review your insurance coverage. Over the
course of a year, you could experience significant
changes in your life: marriage or divorce, the
birth of.a new child or the departure of an older
child from your home, the start of a new job or
retirement from an old one, and so on. That's
why you'll want to make sure you have the right
amount and type of insurance to protect your
family arid your financial future.
By making these moves, you can close out 2009 on
a positive note while positioning yourself for
progress on your long-term goals.

Robert J. Davison EdwardJones
Financial Advisor
205 E. Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Bus. 850-997-2572 Fax 866-462-9184
Cell 850-933-3329
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Lloyd Railroad
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Gulf Wind Chapter (GWC,) National Railway
Society is requesting state historic preservation grant
funding from the Division of Historical Resources,
Florida Department of State, to assist restoration of
the roof at the historic Lloyd Railroad Depot.
This work is needed to complete rehabilitation of
the building as a multipurpose community facility,
accommodating community organization meetings,
education programs, and the like.
The U.S. Postal Service will continue to lease the
original waiting rooms and stationmaster's office for
use as the community's Post Office.
The Pensacola and Georgia Railroad constructed
the Lloyd Railroad Depot in 1858.
The property was individually listed in the
National Register of Historic Places (National Register)
in 1974 and is a key contributing structure in the Lloyd
Historic District, which was listed in the National
Register in 1991.
Completion of the phased rehabilitation of the
depot as a multipurpose meeting and program facility
will restore it as a focus of the community

I Depot Seeking Grant Funds

In addition to preserving an important historic
building, this project will facilitate expanded educa-
tional, social and cultural opportunities for area citi-
zens of all ages, and will foster a renewed sense of
community pride.
Before damage by Hurricane Kate in 1985, the
depot's expansive gable roof was covered with dia-
mond-shaped cement-asbestos tile roofing, which was
installed in the early 1940s after a fire,
The existing three-tab fiberglass shingle roofing
was installed by the GWC with the limited insurance
proceeds available and is now over 20-years-old.
Shingles on the south face of the roof have deteri-
orated to the point that fiberglass mesh is exposed.
Water intrusion has been minimized by an aggres-
sive patching program; however, new leaks are discov-
ered after every heavy rain.
Replacement of the roofing is critical to protection
of the historic fabric of the depot and the improve-
ments made to date.
The proposed replacement roofing will replicate
the appearance of the 1940s diamond-shaped tile roof-
ing and provides a 50-year warranty.
Previous state historic preservation grant assis-
tance has made a vital contribution to the rehabilita-

tion of the building by assisting with structural
repairs, and installation of new plumbing, electrical
and lighting systems in the historic freight room,
which, when completed, will serve as a community
meeting and program venue, and local history exhibit.
Currently, GWC volunteers are in the process of
repointing deteriorated exterior masonry and
installing drywall to complete new restroom parti-,
The Jefferson County Historical Association,
saved the depot from demolition in 1966. It was trans-
ferred to the GWC in the mid-1970s.
Rehabilitation of the two'passenger waiting
rooms and stationmaster's office as the community's.
Post Office was completed in 1979.
Work on rehabilitation of the freight room began
in 1997, much completed by GWC volunteers.
For more information contact GWC President
Dave Hodges at 894-6553. Letters in support of the cur-
rent historic preservation grant application are need-
ed. Address them to: Mr. Frederick P. Gaske, Director
of the Division of Historical Resources Bureau of
Historic Preservation, 500 South Bronough Street,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250. Your support is sincerely

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This Month
Monticello News
Staff Writer
During the holiday
season, there will be no
regular executive com-
mittee meeting this
month for the Jefferson
County GOP. Members
are encouraged to enjoy
their families and the
Christmas season. The
Republican Party month-
ly meetings will continue
7 p.m. Jan. 19, with the
committee members look-
ing forward to working
together in the new year.
Not everyone has the
chance to attend the
monthly party meetings,
although they are certain-
ly encouraged to do so.
For those who cannot
make it, a newsletter will
serve as an information
source, covering the most
important topics raised at
those meetings. In addi-
tion the Party will.try to
bring items of interest to
those in the county.
The Jefferson County
Republican Party meets
on the third Tuesday of
each month at Willow
Pond Farm. Contact
Clyde Simpson at chair-
or 228-4400 for more infor-'
mation and to make reser-
Dinner is served at 6
p.m. at a cost of $10 per
person with the net pro-
ceeds going to the REC.
For those who have not
attended a meeting, this
is an excellent time to

;, Scott


As Second

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Tiffany E. Scott has
been commissioned as a
second lieutenant in the
U.S. Army after success-
fully completing the
Army Reserve Officer
Training Corps, (ROTC)
program and graduating
with a bachelor's degree
from Florida State
This new officer will
be branched to a specific
dorps in the, Army ,to
serve on active duty, or in
the. National, Guard or
Reserve. She will attend
an officer basic course
relating to her particular
military occupational spe-
cialty. Afterward, she will
complete advanced train-
ing by attending basic
officer leadership courses
for career progression
The ROTC curricu-
lum prepares students
with the tools, training.
and experiences to help
cadets succeed as effective
leaders in any competitive
environment. Army offi-
cers serve as leaders,
counselors, strategists;
and motivators, who lead
other soldiers in all situa-
tions occurring in ever-
changing environ-
ments. As trained prob-
lem-solvers, key influ-
encers, and planners, they
are driven to achieve suc-
cess with their team on
every mission.
U.S. Army Second
Lieutenant Tiffany E,
Scott will be assigned to
the 144th Transportation
Company in Marianna,
She is the daughter of
Eddie L. Harley, and the
granddaughter of Theola
Scott, both of Monticello,
and, ,a 2001 graduate of
Jefferson County High



Monticello News Photo By Debbie Snapp, Dec.

, :'Wacissa Volunteer Fire Rescue, Inc:
Seeking Community Support I
'..o C m Imu n ity can support us by the department is
support of a volunteer donating: investigating, and a *
"* fie department is *Time, by provid- program it hopes to:
essential to the level of ing other services start in the new future. .
S *service it can provide, which may be needed. *Finances: Budget0
SThe more support the Non traditional (non is mainly based upon*
Department has. the firefighting' ways the donations made by*
greater the level of members of the com- the public. Each years
service it can provide. munity can assist with. there has been a signif-.
e The increased in sup- out having to become a icant increase in
port can also be direct- firefighter. expenses. Donations:
o ly related to insurance, Anyone with a spe- are welcome and are*
rates under the new cial skill, or who can tax deductible.
SISO system. provide a service, the The Wacissa
There are several department can use, is Volunteer Fire Rescue.
ways an individual, or asked to call at 997-5873. Inc. does not solicit by
groups of individuals. This is something new telephone. ,
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3, 2009,

Subway personnel Kasha Larry and manager
Cynthia Whitfield thank the community for the dona-
tions of nonperishable food items for the Second
Harvest "Cans For The Holiday" food drive.



DEBBIE SNAPP ing until closing accord-
Monticello News ing to Subway employ-
Staff Writer ees.
Subway employees Second Harvest vol-
collected non-perishable unteers picked up three
food goods for the barrels and several
Second Harvest "Cans boxes of donated food
For The Holiday" food items that following
drive on Sunday, Nov. 11. week.
Subway Manager This was a very good
Cynthia Whitfield turnout considering that
offered free 6" sandwich- St. Margaret Catholic
es for each donation, Church and the
keeping her and her Monticello News and The
staff busy all day Wharf held fundraisers
preparing over 300 free on this same day.
sandwiches, and other Whitfield is thankful
menu items. to the community for
Lines were out the coming together for a
door all day from open- great cause.

Csress- Landlng s

Ckristmas Party
Monticello News
Staff Writer
The Cross-Landing Health & Rehabilitation
Center Residents' Annual Christmas Party will be
held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, to which the com-
munity is invited.
Social Service Director Mae Kyler will welcome
the community of friends as well as the family mem-
bers of each resident. There will be music by the St.
Rilla Youth Group and all in attendance will sing
Christmas carols. There will be prayer and bless-
ings, and refreshments prepared by the dietary staff,
and the distribution of gifts by Santa Claus.
The Cross-Landing Health & Rehabilitation
Center family wishes the Jefferson County commu-
nity a very Merry Christmas!
Contact the center at 997-2313 for more informa-
tion and gift ideas.

After Much Time

and Anticipation,

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Last! The cost of this "one of a kind"
recipe book is just $28.
S, ". Get your copy at
jl tJackson's Drug Store ,
'i i in Monticello, Florida,
Jr and Monticello News,
located at
1215 N. Jefferson
in Monticello, FL.

The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
the following items for recycling:

A os o oo s, r t Oe bown&Or

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

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

Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

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

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.


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Three School Board

Members Work For

Certification As Master

Board Members

Monticello News
Managing Editor
School Board Chair
Sandra Saunders, and
members Marianne
Arbulu, and Ed
Vollertsten, are enrolled
in the Master Board
Program which, upon
completion, will grant
them, certified School
Board Members status.
The program is
sponsored by the Florida
School Boards
Association. The second
workshop in the series
was held Wednesday,
Dec. 9, at the District
Administration Office,

facilitated by Tina
Among the goals of
the Master Board
Program is to establish
board learning time,
learn together, and to
engage in policy develop-

The five be
high achievi:
boards are:
*Set clear
for success.
*Hold th
accountable to

*Learn together as a
'board team.
School Board mem-
bers have the responsi-
bility to fulfill their roles
of vision, structure,
accountability, and advo-

The only two
ehaviorsof District School Board
ng school members to become cer-
tified, in recent memory,
r expecta- were the late Ed Fagile,
and Harriett Cuyler. A
conditions similar program is avail-
able for superintendents,
e system and former
the expec- Superintendent Phil
Barker was one such cer-
collective tified superintendent.

Monticello News Photo, by Debbie Snapp, Dec. 9, 2009
Facilitator Tina Pinkoson instructs School Board members in the Florida
School Boards Association Master Board Program. From left, Board Member
Marianne Arubulu, Pinkoson, Board Chair Sandra Saunders, and Board Member
Ed Vollertsen.

Photo Submitted
COUnty .,
'Task Force.
To Meet
Monticello Neuws
Staff Wruter
SThe Jefferson !
County Health!
Disparities Task Force!
will meet 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17 at the!
Jefferson County Health!
Department Annex!
Conference Room, 1255
West Washington Street.!
'Community mem-!
Sbers and prospective!
inembers are welcome,!
and encouraged to !
! attend.,
S' For more informa-!
!tion contact Cumi T.!
SAllen, eligibility special-
Sist for the Low Income!
!Pool (LIP) program at!
'L 850-342-0170 x101. "'
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Enjoying the annual Sorority Hot Dog Roast and
Smores Fest are from right to left, back row, Velinda
Williams, Carolyn Cheshire, Kathy Joyner, Henrietta
Boatwright, and Jean Folsom. Right to left, front row are
Emily Walker, Mary Ann Van Kleunen, and Carolyn


Monticello News
Staff Writer
Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority members met in
October at the home of
Carolyn and Ellis
Cheshire in Wacissa.
With 13 members, and
five guests in'attendance,
they enjoyed entertain-
ment provided by local
singer/musicians, Rick
Knowles and. Jerry
Boatwright. The sur-
prise entertainer of the
evening was a special
song featuring George
Wright, who sang "He
Stopped.,. Loving Her
Today.",'ot to,be outdone


by her husband, Carolyn
Wright followed up with
her rendition of "Paper
The guests included
Henrietta and Jerry
Boatwright, Rick
Knowles, George Wright,
and Ellis Cheshire.
Hotdogs, chili, and
S'mores were enjoyed
while visiting around the
campfire. The Hospice
raffle was won by Jean
Folsom, who received a
scarecrow to take home.
The hostesses for
this annual Hot Dog
Roast and Smores Fest
were Carolyn,. Cheshire:
and Carolyn Wright,....,.


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Celebrate New Year's

Eve At Opera House

Ring in the New
Year with a Masque Ball
at the Monticello Opera
House. The magic
begins. 7 p.m., with
cocktails, followed by
fine dining in the ele-
gant banquet hall.
Dinner choice is
beef tenderloin with a
roquefort sauce or
shrimp and-grits. Dance

to DJ John Summers'
Music Machine and
Night Breeze Band.
This is a black-tie
optional event; coat and
tie for the gentlemen
and formal wear for the
Mask are available
for sale at the Opera
House. Be sure to wear
your mask, and you

Chamber Holding

Holiday Fundraiser
Just in time for the $25.
holidays, the Last day to place an
Monticello/Jefferson order is Friday, Dec. 18,
County Chamber of with pickup 9 a.m. to 5
Commerce is holding a p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.
fundraiser, designed to at Johnston's Meat
prepare some mouth Market, 1480 West
watering smoked meats Washington Street.
for special holiday din- For additional infor-
ners. mation, contact the
Smoked meats avail- Chamber at 997-5552.
able, and prices are:
smoked turkey, 10-14 lbs,
serves 20, $35; smoked
turkey, 18-22 lbs serves
30, $45; boneless turkey
breast, 8-10 lbs, serves
30, $45; smoked ham, 22
lbs, serves 50 (sliced) $50; u
boneless smoked ham,.18
lbs, serves 45 (sliced) $45; -hf o
picnic ham, 6-7 lbs, Ilv|
serves 12, $25; Boston 22 -2
butts, 6-7 Ibs, serves 12,

might win a prize.
. Experience Puttin'
On The Ritz, a lavish
musical revue full of
glitz and glamour, as it
explodes on stage in the
historic grand the-
atre. Expect surprises
in this year's magical,
mystical show. The
party continues with
dessert, dancing
and complimentary
and favors at midnight.
Cost for this fabu-
lous evening is $100 per
person, and limited tick-
ets 'are available.
Because the event is a
fundraiser, $70 of your
ticket may be tax
deductible. Check with
your accountant.
Reserve your seat
today by calling 850-997-
4242 or stopping by the

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* 'AS 5

325 West Washington Street
Monticello 997-2349
Dr. Rick Kelley, Pastor
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:oo AM
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:oo PM
Wednesday Bible Study..............6:30 PM
Children's Church Ages 4-6....11:30 AM
-Nursery for all services-

he upit

CR 149- 7 miles North of US 19 1 mile South of FL/GA Line
Boston, Monticello Road
Pastor Harold Reams

Sunday Bible Study 10:oo AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Bible & Prayer Meeting 7:oo PM

14492 Waukeenah Hwy/ P.O. Box 411
Wacissa 997-2179 or 997-1769
Pastor James Gamble
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning 10:55 AM
Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM
Youth Group 6:00 PM
Choir Practice 7:30 PM

7150 Apalachee Pkwy Tallahassee
Pastor Derrick Burrus 850-345-0425
Youth Pastor Ron Thrash 850-459-6490
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship 11:oo AM
Children's Chapel 11:oo AM
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening 7:oo PM
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
Classes for Students

325 W. Walnut Street Monticello
Pastor Wayne Cook 997-5545
Sunday Praise & Worship...........8:30 AM
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Traditional Worship 11:00 PM
Youth Group 5:30 PM
Bible Study 4:15 PM
Music Academy 5:00 PM
Prayer Group 5:30 PM
Fellowship Meal 6:00 PM

425 Cherry Street Monticello 997-4116
Father Mal Jopling
Sunday Morning 8:30 AM
Sunday Service. 11:oo AM

CTliS IICC [ S UCii i
1565 East Washington Street
Monticello 973-2428
(One mile east of the Court House on US 90)
Fr. Viet Tan Huynh
Sunday Mass 11:00 AM
Wed. followed by Novena............7:00 PM
1st & 3rd Saturday
Spanish Mass 7:00 PM

4124 Bassett Dairy Rd Monticello 997-8444
Dr Dean Spivey, Pastor
Student Pastor, Don Self
Sunday: Bible Study.....................9:45 AM
Worship Service 11:oo AM
Choir Practice 6:00 PM
Worship Service 7:00 PM
Children/Student Ministry...........3:30 PM
Senior Adult Choir Practice...........7:00 PM
RA's, GA's, Mission Friends & Youth.6:oo PM
'Bible Study/Prayer Meeting...........6:00 PM

625 Tindell Road Aucilla 997-2081
P.O. Box 163 Monticello
Pastor Daryl Adams 850-251-0129
Sunday School..... 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship Service1...........11:oo AM
Choir Practice.............................. 5:00 PM
Worship Service..........................6:00 PM
Fellowship Meal.......................... 6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study........7:00oo PM

Rev. Dr. Wayne .Cook,
First United Methodist
My goodness, its
Advent again, a new
Christian year started'on
Sunday. On top of that a
new calendar year starts
in a little more than a
month. Where has the
time gone this year? I
always seem to wonder
during this time of year
what I have accomplished
on my list of things I
want to do.
.I took my first for-
eign mission trip to
Guatemala and worked
with Lloyd and Melanie,
a blast for me to serve the
poor. Gee, it seems that is
the only one on the list I
have accomplished. That
leaves a trip to Ireland to
see the home of my
ancestor's, a trip to
Holland to see Janet's
Dutch sister, a cruise to
Alaska to see the glacier,
getting a PhD in some-
thing so I can be Dr. Cook,
winning the Nobel peace
prize and many other
things on the list.
Hmmmm, it seems some
of these things are possi-

ble and others just
dreams that supply the
sad days with hope.
You know we have to
have hope to continue. I
have hoped I would get to
Guatemala for about
seven years and I have
tried several times to get
groups to go and at sever-
al points, I, thought it
would never happen, but
now it has. The whole
world needs hope of a bet-
ter tomorrow.
Sadly many of us
have given up hope for
any improvements in the
world and possibly some
for any improvements. in
their own lives; that my
friends is certainly not
the message of Christ.
We live in hope. Hope of a
better world to come both
here as we build the king-
dom of God on the earth
and as we await the
return of Christ as our
victorious savior who
will usher in a new world
that is perfect.
The word hope
appears 187 times in the
NRS version of the bible
and is a key to our theolo-
gy, but do we understand
hope? What is hope?'
According to Webster's it


Like as father,
pitieth his children,
so the LORD pitieth them thatfear
Psalm 1 10: '"' :
In a world wracked with conflict and disease, we
may feel silly taking our personal problems to God.
Why should we burden Him-when He clearly has so
much more on His plate? Why because He loves us,
listens to our every prayer and forever
stands ready to help.

11005 Miccosukee Rd. Tallahassee, Fl 32309
Rev. Dr. Jimmy Brookins, Sr. 850-668-2206
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship..........................11:oo AM
Communion (on 1st Sunday)............ 6:00 PM

Tuesday Evening
Singles Ministry Meeting....................6:30 PM
(before 2nd Sunday)

Prayer Meeting, Bible Study.................7:00 PM

US 19 N 1590 N. Jefferson Street
Rev. Timothy Hildreth 997-3906
1285 Magnolia Ave.

Sunday School .......9:45 AM
Morning Worship..........................10:45 AM
Wednesday Evening
Supper 5:30 PM
Small Group Breakout....................6:30 PM
Bible Study & Prayer Meeting............6:30 PM
Spanish Church Services...................7:30 PM

780 Second Street Monticello 997-4947
Moderator J.B. Duval, Pastor
Worship Services 2nd and 4th Sundays
Sunday School (every Sunday)....9:3o AM
Sunday-Worship.... .11:00 AM
Children's Worship..................11:oo AM
Fellowship Meal.... 6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study.......7:00 PM

Rev. Dr. Wayne Cook, pastor

means to desire with
expectation of obtain-
ment, to expect with confi-
dence. That means we
have to believe in some-
thing happening for it to
be hope. If we do not have
belief and confidence in
it occurring, it is just a
I have hope for the
world. I believe that God
is changing the world
through us. This time of
year we often look back to
the first coming of Christ
but we also should look
forward to His return
with great hope, joy and
peace. We remember His
birth in a lowly manger
and look forward to His
return as Christus Victor,
the victorious Christ who
has over come sin; and
the grave and provided
salvation for all who are
willing to accept His
work as sufficient.
SWe don't often think
of that at Christmas but
it is a very real part of
the Christmas story, the
birth of a baby 'that is to
be savior to the world
who will return in that
victory to vanquish sin
and death forever.
While I have a list of
hopes and dreams that is
long and will probably
never be completed; of
this I am sure, my hope in
Christ will not be disap-
pointed, my hope in Him
is sure and grounded in
His person and in the
love of God the Father. I
hope for a wonderful har-
vest of souls to take place

for the Kingdom of God
in this new Christian
year through First
United Methodist Church
It will happen, if through
our hope in Him, we
remain faithful stewards
of all that is before us and
if we reach out in love
and grace to all persons
not only during this
Christmas season but
through out the coming
year. In this new year, let
us live in and by faith and
hearing the words of
Paul to the Romans (NRS
5: 1-5) I "since we are jus-
tified by faith, we have
peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have
obtained access to this
grace in which we stand;
and we boast in our hope
of sharing the glory of
God. And not only that,
but we also boast in our
sufferings, knowing that
suffering produces
endurance, and
endurance produces
character, and character
produces hope, and hope
does not disappoint us".
Jesus will never disap-
point us. He is our hope
through all the trials of
In His love I hope for
you and me, a Merry
Christmas and a blessed
New Year. I hope we will
receive the bountiful har-
vest of souls that is
around and that in all
things we will magnify
and glorify God. I love
you all.


415 E Palmer Mill Rd Monticello 997-1119
Pastors Ray and Angel Hill
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Prayer 6,:oo PM
Wed. Family Training Hour........7:oo PM

124 St. Louis Street Lloyd 997-5309
Pastor George L. Smith
Sunday School.. 9:15 AM
Praise & Worship.......................10:30 AM
AWANA................. ..................5:00 PM
Youth Encounter .5:30 PM
Praise & Worship........................6:00 PM
Adult Choir.. 7:00 PM
Church-wide Supper 5:45 PM
Worship Meeting 7:00 PM
Joyful Sounds Children's Choir...7:oo PM
College / Career Celebration.......7:30 PM
1st & 3rd Monday
WMU Mighty Monday.................6:30 PM
2nd Thursday
W .W Diners.................................5:30 PM
3rd Thursday
Lloyd Silver Saints 11:30 AM
3rd Saturday
Brotherhood 8:00 AM

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Clothing Giveaway

Monticello News
Staff Writer I
First Baptist Church will host a Clothing
Giveaway 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,Jan. 30 in the
church fellowship hall.
A large collection of men's, women's, and chil-
dren's clothing will be separated for easy access to
the shoppers.
This is a free event usually held twice a year.
Donations are accepted daily at the church office,
with overage taken to the Lighthouse Children's
Home for resale.
Chairman Karen Olszewski and.other church
volunteers have been working diligently separating
items for men, women, children, for easy selection.
County families in dire need are cheerfully serv-'
iced throughout the year.

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December 16
Alzheimer's and Dementia Support
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Wednesday
FUMC Family Ministry Center
Free program and light lunch
514-2778 or 997-5545

December 18 and 19
Second Harvest Food Program
6:30 p.m. Friday'to bag food packages
9 to 11 a.m. Saturday distribution
New Bethel AME Church

December 24
Christmas Eve Program
Elizabeth Baptist Church
Bassett Dairy Road
6 p.m. Thursday
Rev Dr. Dean Spivey, pastor, 688-3377

January 4
Prayer for our Country and Leaders
12 p.m. first Monday
First United Methodist Church, Monticello
Walnut Street entrance

January 7
Business Community Prayer Breakfast
7 a.m. first Thursday
Gary Wright, 997-5705 or 933-5567

January 11
Missionary Society
5:30 p.m. Monday after the second Sunday
Greater Fellowship MBC

January 18
JOY Club
6 p.m. third Monday
Lamont Baptist Church
Just Older Youth
Enjoying Christian fellowship

January 23
Fourth Saturday Gospel Sing
7 p.m.
Lamont United Methodist Church
Fellowship and refreshments after

January 25
Triple L Club (LLL)
10:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday
First Baptist Church Monticello
Program speaker and potluck lunch
Ethel Strickland, 509-9445

January 29
Community Skate Night
6 to 8 p.m. last Friday of month
Church of the Nazarene
Free, bring skates or borrow from Roller Club

Theis Hlsiug o Aidueni

Advent, as we know it
today, is a creation of the
Western churches that
looked to Rome as their
leader. There were two
main streams flowing
into it. The first came out
of France, during the
fourth century AD, proba-
bly from Celtic monks. A
period of about six weeks
before Christ's Mass was
used as a penitential and
devotional period, a less-
er Lent. The second
stream came from Rome,
where there was a prac-
tice of having a three-to-
six week fast during
which they had to come to
church regularly. This
was a fast before the feast
of Christmas time.
The current form of
Advent crystallized under
Pope Gregory I, who set
the current four-week
length, and wrote liturgi-
cal materials for use in
Advent. By the 10th centu-
ry, the Celtic 'get ready'
prayers and practices had
been fully brought into
the Roman form. Later
on, the church adopted a
system of liturgical col-
ors, and Advent received
a purple color not unlike
Lent's. The 20th century
brought a rediscovery of
joy in Advent prepara-
tions. This was signaled
among Protestants by
using the color blue (with

or without a touch of red
in it). Some highly-
Catholic areas (for exam-
ple, in parts of the
Philippines) hold special
services on the nine days
before Christmas (start-
ing 16 December), as a
worship novena.
The Eastern
Orthodox have a prepara-
tion for Christmas, too,
called the Nativity Fast. It
starts the day after the 14
November St. Philip the
Apostle's Feast, and goes
40 days until 24 December.
It's much more like
Western-Church Lent
than Advent, though it is
not as strict as the
Orthodox's Great Lent.
Like in Lent, the Nativity
Fast's purpose is to pre-
pare through repentance,
and it is a somber period.
It is not so somber on the
Forefeast of the Nativity
(20-23 December), when
Nativity hymns are sung
every day, and when the
Russian Orthodox put up
happy hangings and sym-
bols in their churches.
(This is when the
Orthodox holy season
feels most like the
Catholic or Protestant
Advent.) The strictest day
is 24 December, the
Nativity Paramony, when
no solid food is eaten
until after the Vespers
service that evening.

290 East Dogwood Street Monticello 850-997-2252
Rev. Sharon Schuler, Pastor
Sunday School............................ 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship.......................................11:oo AM
Kids Kingdom (age 4-9).....................4:00-5:30 PM
Fellowship Dinner........... 5:30 PM
Bible Study.......................................... 6:00-7:00 PM

Advent has fallen on
hard times. For most peo-
ple, it's become a time to
get ready for whatever
you're doing with family
and friends on Christmas,
and not a time to get
ready for the Christ child.
The .bigger Christmas
became, the more it swal-
lowed up Advent. In fact,
whatever Christmas-y
thing we think of as being
done before Christmas
Day is actually done in
Advent. In the US, every-
thing after Thanksgiving
is-now seen as a
Christmas. The main
problem is not that
Christmas intrudes on
Advent. The real problem
is that people no longer
keep their Christmas
focus on Christ, and then
the Christless Christmas
saps Christ from Advent.
Practicing Advent as a
religious season may help
recover Christmas, but it
can't do it by itself. If you
don't look to Jesus' every
day in every season,
you'll lose Advent,
Christmas, Lent, and
even Easter. It'll be a tir-
ing rush, not a loving cel-
ebration, and it'll be
about family or money or
image and not our loving

Maker. There are even
some who openly advo-
cate letting the world
have its Christmas, and
then Christians can do.
their own separate thing
on Epiphany (That would
bring them nearly in
synch with the old-calen-
dar Orthodox.) But that,
of course, chucks Advent
as well as Christmas.
Christmas is a day of joy,
and much of what the
non-Christian culture
brings to the mix is also
full of joy and thus fits
well into a Christian con-
text. If you've been to
Rockefeller Center in
SNew York City, you know
how great the decora-
tions can be the
Christmas tree, the lights
on the buildings, the
large herald angels with
their trumpets, all big
enough to seem to an
adult like the big world
seems to a child. But as
you think on that,
remember that each
Christian has as much
right as anyone else to
put their stamp on the
public culture that's an
important matter of free-
dom, and it needs to be
exercised or it too will be

1599 Springhollow Road Monticello 212-7669
Pastor Marvin Graham
Sunday Discipleship Class ...........9:30 AM
Sunday Worship .......................10:30 AM
Wednesday Bible Study................7:00 PM
Wed. Young People Bible Study..7:oo PM
Wed. Counseling..........5:30 PM-8:30 PM
New Life Ministry
Tuesday Bible Study.................7:00 PM
SSunday Worship...........2:00 PM-4:oo PM
Thurs. Jail Ministry.....7:00 PM-9:oo PM
AA Tuesday... ..8:00 PM


5593 Veterans Memorial Drive (Hwy 59)
Tallahassee 850-893-5296
Rev. Greg Roberts
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship .11:oo AM
Children's Worship il:oo AM
Fellowship Meal...........................7:00 PM
Prayer Meeting 7:45 PM

Hwy 27 South (1 mile south of Hwy 59)
Monticello 997-4226
Rev. J. W. Tisdale
Sunday Morning 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship 11:oo AM
Prayer & Bible .7:00 PM

285 Magnolia St Monticello 997-2165
Dr. David E. Walker, Pastor
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening 6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening...................7:00 PM
Wed. TRAC Club for teens...........7: 6 PM

3862 Tram Rd. Monticello 997-6774
Pastors Donnie and Nancy Thomas
Sunday School.......................... o:oo AM
Sunday Morning Worship.........11:oo AM '
Sunday Evening Worship...........6:oo PM
Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM

Highway -59 Monticello 997-5018
Min. Tobbie Berrian III, Pastor
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship...........11:o AM
Wednesday Bible Study..............7:30 PM

7337A Old Lloyd Road Lloyd 997-TLC7 (8527)
Pastors Tim and Beverly Buchholtz

Sunday 10:30 AM
Sunday Morning Praise and Worship
Children's Church
Infants & Toddler Nursery
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Adult Life Groups
Fire Wire Youth (6th-12th Grade)
Young Explorers Children (k-5th Grade)
Infants & Toddlers Nursery


446 Hatchett Road Lamont
997-4124 or 997-6135
Pastor Andy 'Creel
Sunday School lo:oo AM
Sunday Worship.....................:oo AM
Prayer Meeting & Choir Practice...7:oo PM.

1287 South Jefferson Street 997-RGCC (7422),.
Sunday Radio Show 8 a.m. 97.9 FM
Pastor Eddie and Elder Veronica Yon
Sunday Church Service.............10:oo AM
Thursday Church Service............7:oo PM

121 River Rd (Beside Hwy 19-27 E) Lamont
P.O. Box 188 997-6870
Pastor Rev. Charles F. Johnson

Sunday School 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM
Nursery/ Children's Church each Sunday
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Choir Practice/ Prayer Meeting/ Bible Study
7:00 PM
Monthly Fellowship Meal
Wednesday after 2nd Sunday..............6:oo PM
'3rd Monday
JOY Club (Just Older Youth)
for anyone 50 Years or Older................6:oo PM

81 Methodist Church Rd Waukeenah 997-2171
Pastor Ralph L. Wrightstone
Sunday School............................. 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship.........................11:oo AM
Youth Group................................7:00 PM
Overeaters Anonymous ...........7:00 PM
Choir Practice............. ...........7:00 PM
Youth Group..................................7:0 PM
Family Fellowship
2nd Thursday of each month
Thrift Store open second Saturday
of every month 8:00 AM-i:oo PM
Every Monday AA Meets..............7:00 PM


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FRAN HUNT Allen, Devondrick
Monticello News Nealy, Trey Johnson,
Staff Writer 'David Crumity, Denzel
The varsity Tigers Whitfield, Marquice
bounced Taylor County Dobson, Raheem Allen
in a 62-45 upset season and Dondre Hopkins.
opener on the hard- Leading the Jeffer-
wood, Nov. 28 and son scoreboard against
dropped the second Taylor' County, was
game against East Gads- Chris Mays with 24
den, 81-57, Dec. 1. The points, 4 rebounds, 5 as-
Tigers are coached by sists, 7 steals and 1
Ron Graham, who also blocked shot; Harold In-
released the roster for gram, 18 points and 12
the team. rebounds for a double-
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gram, Jacarri Johnson, Jacarri Johnson, 10
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Deandre Tucker, 4
points and 3 rebounds;
Jarvis Allen, 4 points, 4
rebounds, and 1 assist;
and JV player Ramez
Nealy, 3 points, 2 re-
bounds and 1 blocked
In the loss to East
Gadsden, Mays, 10
points, 4 rebounds, 3
steals and 1 blocked
shot; Ingram, 20 points,
8 rebounds, 1 steal and 1
blocked shot.
Devondrick Nealy, 6
points, ,1 rebound, 1
steal and 5 assists; Trey
Johnson, 5 points, 2 re-
bounds; Whitfield, 3
points, 6 rebounds and 1i
blocked shot; Tucker, 2
points and 2 rebounds;
Jacarri Johnson, 2
points and 1 rebound;
Dobson, 2 points, 1 re-
bound and 2 steals; and
Nathanial Lewis, 1
The Tigers face off
against Leon County, 7
p.m., Dec. 14, here; and
North Florida Chris-
tian, 7 p.m., Dec. 15,

Monticello News Photo By Emerald Greene November 19, 2009
Back row : Coach Richard Watt, Middle row: Brooke Kinsey, Vicki Perry,,
Ashley Cline, Brooke Kinsley. Front row: Caroline Schwab, Shelby Witmer,
Pamela Watt, Ashley Schofill.

JV Lady Warriors

Get First Win

Monticello News
Staff Writer
ACA JV Lady Warriors split
their tworecent games to stand 1-5
on the season and celebrate their
first victory.
The JV Lady Warriors faced off
against FAMU High Dec. 3 and fell
short, losing 36-29.
Vicky Perry had 1 point; Caro-
line Schwab, 2 points; Shelby Wit-
mer, 5 points; Pamela Watt, 8 points;

and leading Aucilla, Brooke Kinsley
with 13 points.
On Dec. 8, Aucilla squared off
against Maclay and came out on top
of a 34-23 victory Kinsley again led
the Lady Warriors with 16 points;'
Ashley Schofill, 6 points; Brooke
Kinsey, 5 points; Ashley Cline, 4'
points; Witmer, 2 points, and Perry, 1:
The young Lady Warriors return.
to the hardwood against Branford;
3:30 p.m., Dec. 18, there.

JV Warriors Fall 1

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tian Academy junior
varsity boys' basketball
team dropped two
games, last week, to
stand 0-3 on the season.
.On Dec. 1, the young
Warriors fell to West-
wood 21-15. They
dropped in 6 of 29 at-
tempts from the. field,
missed 9 from the three-
point zone, and buck-
eted 3 of 9 from the
free-throw line for 15
They had 3 assists,
20 offensive and 21 de-
fensive rebounds for a
total of 41, 1 block/steal,
and'21 turnovers.
Bradley Holm had 1
offensive and 1 defen-
sive rebound; and Tyler
Jackson missed 2 from
the field and Ifrom the
three-point zone, had 1
assist, 1 offensive and 4
defensive rebounds, and
6 turnovers.
Tres Copeland. net-
ted 1 of 5 atteinpts from
the field, missed 1 from
the three-point zone and
2 from the free-throw
line for 2 points, had 1

offensive rebound, 1
block/steal and 3
turnovers; and Hans
Sorensen missed 5 from
the field, 3 from the
three-point zone and
dropped in 1 of 2 at-
tempts from the free-
Sthrow line for 1 point,
had 1 assist, 4 offensive
and 2 defensive re-
bounds and 7 turnovers.
Trent Roberts net-
ted 3 of 11 from the field,
missed 1 from the three-
point zone and bucketed
2 of 3 from the free-
throw line for '8 points,
and had 9 offensive and
12 defensive rebounds
'for a total of 21; and
Daniel Schadrac missed
1 from the field and 2
from the free-throw line,
had 1 offensive and 1 de-
fensive rebound.
Cody Kelly missed 2
from the three-point
zone and had 2
turnovers; Jared Jack-
son dropped in 1 of 2
from the field for 2
points, had 2 offensive
and 1 defensive re-
bounds, and 2

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turnovers;. Josh Wood
dropped in 1 of 1 from'
the field and missed 1'
from the three-point
zone for 2 points, had 1I
offensive rebound and 1I
turnover; Kaleb Wyche
missed 2 from the field;.
and Jarrod Turner had 1-
On Dec. 3, the young
Warrior fell to FAMU
High, 39-10. They hit 3 of
22 from the field, 1 of 4
from the three-point
zone, and 1 of 5 from the
free-throw line for 10
points, had 1 assist, 6 ofl
fensive and 21 defensive
rebounds, 12
block/steals and 35
Holm missed 1 from
the field and had 1 offen-
sive and 1 defensive re-;
bound; Jackson sunk 1
of 2 from the field for 2
points, had 1 defensive
rebound, 3 block/steals
and 2 turnover; and
Copeland missed 2 from!
the field, and netted 1 of
2 from the free-throw
line for 1 point, had 1 of-
fensive and 2 defensive
rebounds, 2 block/steals
and 3 turnovers.
Sorensen sunk 1 of
from the field, 1 of 3,
from the three-point
zone and missed 3 from
the free-throw2 line for 5
points; Roberts missed 3;
from the field had 1 of-
fensive and 3 defensive
rebounds, 1 block/steal,
and 3 turnovers; and;
Schadrac missed 2 from
the field, had 1 defensive;
rebound, 1 block/steal;,
and 1 turnover.
Kelly missed 1 from:
the field had 1 defensive:
rebound, 2 block/steals.
and 3 turnovers; Jack-
son sunk 1 of 1 from the_
field for 2 points, had 2Z
defensive rebounds andc
2 turnovers; Wood had 1
assist, 1 defensive re.
bound and 6 turnovers,
Wyche missed 3 from the
field, 1 from the three-
point zone, had 1 defen-
sive rebound, and 2
turnovers; Sammy Rit,
ter had 2 offensive and 1t
defensive rebounds, and&
2 turnovers; Cody Led,
ford had 2 turnovers
and Turner had 2 defen-
sive rebounds and 1

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Monticello News 13A


Ladu IWarcurs

Drep TWum
FRAN HUNT rebounds and 4 steals.
Mlonticello News Aucilla fell to
Staff Writer Westwood, 39-35, Dec. 1.
: The Lady Warriors Scoring players were:
ldst to FAMU High, 76-22, Sarah Sorensen, 5
Nov. 24. Scoring players points, 3 rebounds;
were: Tiffany Funderburke, 3 points,
Fiinderburke, 3 points, 3 12 rebounds, 3 steals and
rebounds; Kaitlin 2 blocked shots; Abba
Jackson, 12 points, 5 Finlayson, .4 points, 2
rebounds, 4 assists and 3 rebounds; Jackson, 19
steals; Cheltsie Kinsley, points, 8 rebounds, 2
3; points, 2 rebounds; assists, 5 steals and 2
Taryn Copeland, 4 blocked shots; Copeland,
points, 3 rebounds; and 4 points, 8 rebounds; and
Abigail Vasquez, 2 Kinsley, 2 rebounds. -

Middle School Lady

Warriors Fall To Macay

Monticello News
Staff Writer
Middle school Lady
Warriors fell to Maclay
8-6, Dec. 3, as the score
seesawed throughout
the game.
"It was a fun game
to watch," said Coach
Derrick Burrus. The
score at halftime was
Maclay inching ACA 2-
1;.at the end of the third
quarter, the score was
Aucilla inched by
Maclay for a 3-2 lead,
but in the fourth quar-
ter, it was a pure nail-
biting barnburner as
the lead changed hands
several times, finally
ending with the 8-6 loss
for ACA.
Ashley Hebert
scored one point, 4
steals, 7 rebounds;
Lauren Demott, 3.
points, 6 steals, 4
rebounds; and Jessica
Welch scored 2 points, 4

steals, 2 rebounds.
"These young
ladies', are showing
improvement with each
game and having a
great time playing
together," said Burrus
Aucilla hosted
Munroe Friday Dec. 4,
and. lost 22-6, to stand 0-
4 on the season.
The first quarter
ended with Munroe
blanking the young
Lady warriors 11-0, and
the second quarter,
ACA chalked up 6 on
the scoreboard, to end
the quarter at the end
of a 12-6 deficit.
Munroe continued to
build their lead in the
third, which ended
with the score of 18-6
and in the fourth came
the 22-6 loss.
Lauren Demott,
Jessica Welch, and
Maddie Everett each
scored 2 points; Kayla
Fulford had 5 steals.

ACA Middle

School Girls 0-5
Monticello News
Staff Writer
.' 'ACA middle school girls trav-
eled to Munroe Tuesday,
December 8 and lost 22-10 to the
Bobcats to stand 0-5 on the season.
The first quarter ended with
the Bobcats up 6-0. Lauren Demott
put. the Warriors on the board
with 2 points in the second quar-
ter, but the Bobcats scored 5
bringing it to 11-2 for the half.
. .. Demott scored 2 points again
in the third quarter, but the
: -I Bobcats put 9 points on the board.
Ashley Hebert, Christiana
Reams, and Jessica Welch scored
in the fourth quarter, and the
Bobcats put up '2 more. Demott
and Hebert each snagged five
S~.t" steals.
The young Lady Warriors hit
the hardwood against Perry
Middle 5 p.m., Jan. 5, here.

Warriors Lose To Munroe 49-26

Monticello News
Staff Writer
The varsity
Warriors fell to Munroe
49-26, Dec. 4.
The team netted 6 of
29 attempts from the
floor, 3 of 9 attempts
from the three-point
zone, 5 of 14 attempts
from the free-throw line-
*for 26 points, 9 assists, 6
offensive and 14 defen-
sive rebound, 14
block/steals and -29
Joe Mizell missed 1
from the three-point
zone, .had 1 assist,
Warriors Lose to
Munroe, 49-29 1 defen-
sive rebound, 1
block/steal and .1
turnover: Spencer

DePaola missed 1 from free-throw line for 9
the three-point, zone, points, he had 3 assists,
had 1 assist, 1 1 defensive rebound, 2
block/steal and 3 block/steals and 2
turnovers; and Brandon turnovers.
Darnell bucketed 1 of 2 Alex Dunkle missed
attempts from the field, 1 from the field, had 2
and missed 1 from the turnovers; Todd
free-throw line for 2 McKenzie hit 1 of 1
points, had 1 assist, 5 attempt from the field
defensive rebounds, 1 and missed 1 from the
block/steal and 1 free-throw line for 2
turnover, points; and Matthew
Corey Burrus Harrington missed 2
dropped in 1 of 2 from the field, and hit 1
attempts from the field of.1 attempt from the
for 2 points, had 1 assist, three-point zone for 3
1 defensive rebound, 3 points, and had 2
block/steals, and 9 turnovers.
turnovers; and Jay John Stephens
Finlayson missed 2 from, missedi from the..field,
the field, netted 2 of 4 2 from the three-point
attempts from the three- zone and bucketed 2 of 4
point zone, and dropped attempts from the free-
in 3 of 4 attempts for the throw line for. 2 points,

had 1 assist, and. 2
turnovers; Clark
Christy netted 2 of 5
attempts from the field
and missed 2 from the
free-throw line for. 4
points, had 1 assist, 3
offensive and 3 defen-
sive rebounds, 5
block/steals and 4
turnovers; and Josh
Funderburke hit 1 of 5
attempts from the field
and missed 2 from the
free-throw line for 2
points, and had 3 offen-
sive and 3 defensive
rebounds, 1 block/steal
and 2 turnovers.
The Warriors
return to the hardwood
against Malone, 7:30
p.m., Dec. 17, there; and
Georgia Christian, 7:30
p.m., Jan. 8, here.

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Monticello News 15A



The Department of Environmental Protection gives
notice of its preparation of a draft permit to Steve Wingate,
City Manager, City of Monticello, 245 South Mulberry
Street, Monticello, FL 32344 for a substantial modification
permit for the City of Monticello wastewater treatment plant
to construct facilities to reuse reclaimed water at Simpson
Nurseries. The City proposes a Part II, Chapter 62-610,
F.A.C., restricted access land application sites with a capac-
ity of 1.0 MGD annual average daily flow (AADF). The
City's application to permit Simpson Nurseries provides a
strategy to close the constructed wetlands and to eliminate
direct effluent discharge to D-002 receiving wetlands of
Wolf Creek Swamp (WBID 3337).

The secondary treated reclaimed water will be
pumped from the wastewater treatment plant's (WWTP)
new 5 MG storage pond to Simpson Nurseries by the exist-
ing 12-inch reclaimed water main. The reclaimed water
from the WW'TP will bypass the existing constructed wet-
land and will be pumped to two existing agricultural ponds
(Slater Pond and Alexander Pond) at Simpson Nurseries.
The existing 12-inch reclaimed water main that currently
crosses through the nursery (in route to the receiving wet-
lands) will be branched off and connected to Slater Pond and
Alexander Pond at the nursery. Simpson Nurseries irrigates
from the two ponds, which also collect rainfall and runoff
from the nursery. The two ponds have intermittent storm
induced discharges to surface waters.
These two ponds outfall are designated new NPDES out-
falls D-004 & D-005.

Alexander Pond, D-004 outfall, discharges to Beasley
Creek (WBID 3367) to the Aucilla River (WBID 3310).
Slater Pond, D-005 outfall, discharges to Wolf Creek
Swamp to Wolf Creek (WBID 3337) to Raysor Creek
(WBID 3377) then to the Aucilla River (WBID 3310).

The Monticello WWTP site is located on Mamie Scoun
Road, Monticello, Florida at approximate latitude 30': 33"
18" N, Longitude: 83 51' 40" W in Jefferson Count
Simpson's Nurseries is located near the end of Nacoosa
Road which connects just south of the intersection of U.S.
Highway 19 and State Highway 259 in the south portion of
Monticello, Florida (approximate 8.0 miles S.E. of
Monticello) at approximate latitude 300 30' 58" N,
Longitude: 830 50' 43" W in Jefferson County.

The Department has permitting jurisdiction under
chapter 403.087, Florida Statutes, and Florida
Administrative Code Rules 62-4, 62-600, 62-601, 62-302.;
62-520, 62-610, 62-611, 62-620, 62-640, 62-650 and 62-:.
699. The project is not exempt from permitting procedure,
The Department has determined that a wastewater permn it
required for the proposed work.

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

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

If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or
written statements and data at the public meeting on the
Department's proposed action. As a result of significant
public comment, the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this draft permit.

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


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Division #:
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
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Venus Mosley Jefferson; Jefferson County
Acting Through SHIP Program; Kechia Dean;
Defendant (s).
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Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000034 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd
Judicial Circuit in and for Jefferson County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for
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Venus Mosley Jefferson are defendantss,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, ON THE FRONT
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Carlos Reshard
Huntley, 30, a laborer of
Savannah, GA, died
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009.
The service was held
3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12,
2009 at St. Phillip A.M.E.
Church in Monticello, FL,
with burial at the church
Carlos rested in the
mortuary from 3 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at
Richardson Family
Funeral Care, 175 N.
Railroad St., .Monticello
Survivors include his
mother, Brenda Gail
Plummer McKinney; his

father, Richard Huntley;
siblings .Taneeka Brown
(Robert) and Chester
McKinney; grandmother,
Dorothy Plummer;
Godmother, Willie Mae
Henderson; and a host of
other relatives and
He was preceded in
death by his grandfather,
Abram Plummer.


Mary Taylor Morgan,
83, died Wednesday, Dec. 9,
2009, in Tallahassee, FL.
The service was held at
3 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 12,
at Lighthouse Gospel
Baptist Church in
Tallahassee, with burial at
Roselawn Cemetery
Family received friends
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec.
11, at Bevis Funeral Home
in Tallahassee (850-385-
A native of
Tallahassee for most of her
life, Mary was a member of

Lighthouse Gospel Baptist
Church. She is survived by
two children, Kenneth
Morgan of Tallahassee and
Curtis Morgan (Helen) of
Humble, Texas; one sister,
Kathleen Barfield
(Charles) of Monticello,
FL; one brother, Frank
-Taylor (Virginia) of
Tallahassee; four grand-
children and one great
She was preceded in
death by one son, James
Morgan, and one sister,
Martha Redish.


Joel Preston Katz, age,
68, passed away Saturday,
December .12, 2009 in
Tallahassee, FL.
Memorial services
will be held on Monday,
December 14, 2009 at 6'
p.m. in the Chapel at
Beggs Funeral Home
Monticello. The family
received friends at Beggs
Funeral Home Monticello
following the service. In
lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations
be made to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723-1 Mahan
Center Road, Tallahassee,
FL 32308-5428, 850-878-
Mr. Katz was born in
New York on March 20,

1941 to Harry and Lillian
Katz and has been a resi-
dent of Florida since
1987. Mr. Katz was a suc-
cessful' businessman, a
gifted craftsman and
enjoyed country living.
He was proud to have
served his country in the
Armed Forces during
Vietnam. He is survived
by his wife, Carol, their
three daughters, Jennifer
Keenan of Bethesda, MD,
Lori Higgins of High
Springs, FL, Kristen Katz
of Orlando, FL, a brother
Bruce Katz of Pittsburgh,
PA, and three grandchil-
dren, Connor and Maddox
Higgins and Olivia

Ray Lewis Wittig, age
59, passed away Saturday,
December 12,- 2009 in
Tallahassee, Florida.
The family is going to
have a private service at a
later date.
Mr. Wittig was a
native of Washington,
D.C. and had lived in
Tallahassee for the past
twelve years and a former
resident of Monticello. He
was employed as a ware-
house stock man for the

City of Tallahassee. He
was an assistant Scout
Master in the early 70's for
troop #808 in Monticello.
Mr. Wittig was of Baptist
,faith and a member of the
first Baptist Church of
Mr. Wittig is survived
by two brothers Paul
(Vicky) Wittig of
Monticello and Herman
Uric Wittig, Jr. of
Tallahassee, and two


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