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Vol. 3 No. 42



County 500 460+40

Friday, May 14, 2010


9 Crime scene tape was strung across both
entrances at the Kinsey's Kwiky Mart in Aucilla
following an armed robbery Wednesday after-
noon. The suspect apprehended was William
Evans. pictured left.

School Board


Latest A-

Building Bid

Ball Back In
County's Court
Jefferson Journal
Senior Staff Writer
The month-by-month
negotiations between the
Jefferson County
Commission and the
Jefferson County School
Board over the lease of
the A-Building hit anoth-
er snag Monday evening,
May 10, with school offi-
cials rejecting what was
supposed to be the com-
missioners' final offer.
Even so, the School
Board left the door
opened, instructing its
negotiator to return to
the commission with a
modified version of the
latter's proposal.
By respective 3-2 and
4-1 votes, the School
Board rejected the com-
mission's offer of a 20-
year lease/purchase of
the building at $2,000
monthly with the first
two years to be paid
upfront, and countered
with the same terms,
minus the purchase
Now it's up to the
commission to decide the
next step, which it will
likely take up at its meet-
ing on Thursday
evening, May 20.
The major sticking
point of at least two of
the School Board mem-
bers who voted against
the commission's offer
had to do with the addi-
Please See A-
Building Page 6A

Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
Just a few hours
after an armed robbery
had taken place in
Jefferson County,
deputies had their sus-
pect tucked away in the
Jefferson County Jail.
The Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office
reported that at 1:29 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 12,
Warren Kinsey, owner of
the Kwiky Mart located
at 7613 East Washington
Street in Aucilla, report-
ed being robbed at gun-
Crime scene tape
was strung across both
Please See Arrested
Page 6A

High School Awarded

$500,000 Solar System

Jefferson Journal
Senior Staff Wrier
Jefferson County Middle High
School (JCMHS) is one of 90 Florida
public schools selected to participate
in the SunSmart Schools E-Shelter
(Emergency Shelter) program, admin-
istered by the University of Central
Florida's Florida Solar Energy Center
The award entails the installation
of a 10,000-watt solar array system
with battery backup on the school
grounds. Additionally, the school will
benefit from other aspects of the pro-
gram, including teacher training and
access to energy saving information.
SunSmart Program Manager
Susan Schleith informed JCMHS
Principal Dr. Rodney Ryan of the

award via letter on April 29.
"We are pleased to inform you that
your school has been selected as one of
the finalists in the program," Schleith
wrote. "Upon completion of a success-
ful visit to your facility by our FSEC
engineering and emergency manage-
ment team to confirm site suitability,
your school will be fully accepted into
the program."
That visit has already taken place
and the school has been accepted,
School Superintendent Bill Brumfield
told the Journal on Wednesday, May
Brumfield said the 10-kilowatt
solar electric system, worth an esti-
mated $500,000, would be used to pro-
vide power to the cafeteria and gym,
which facilities alone currently cost
Please See Solar System Page 6A


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Teams of Jefferson County
residents will gather at the
Jefferson High School Track on
Water Street on Friday, May 14, at
6:00pm for an overnight relay
against cancer. Relay For Life is a
family-oriented team event where
participants can walk relay-style
around the track and take part in
fun activities off the track. Teams
can include coworkers, club mem-
Please See Relay Page 6A
For More Relay Event Information &
Stories, See Pages 3A & 8A
Jefferson Journal Photo
By Debbie Snapp, April 27, 2010.
Jefferson Elementary School
students traveled to the downtown
businesses collecting donations
for the Jefferson County Relay For
Life event and cancer research.





Jefferson Journal
Senior Staff Writer
If you think
Monticello's public
architectural gems are
limited to the court-
house, Opera House and
A-Building, think again.
Although of humbler
origin and stature, the
old jail on Dogwood
Street has now attracted
the attention of preser-
vationists and econom-
ic/tourism development
And unlike the tor-
tuous negotiations sur-
rounding the lease of

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the A-Building, the
expected lease of the old
jail to the Main Street
Program may be as easy
as one, two three.
On Thursday morn-
ing, May 6, the Jefferson
County Commission
instructed County
Attorney Buck Bird to
draw up an agreement
giving the Main Street
Program a 25-year lease
of the historic brick
building, with the
understanding that the
organization will seek
grants and other fund-
Please See Jail
Page 6A

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SSEat 5to10mph.

Felix Joyner Seeks


To District 4

Commission Seat

Jefferson County Commissioner Felix "Skeet"
Joyner announced this week he would seek reelec-
tion to the District 4 County Commission seat.
Skeet is part of the fourth generation of Joyners
to live in Jefferson County. He has more than 35
years of experience as an independent business
owner with his company and cattle farm in Lloyd.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of a local
bank in Jefferson County
Skeet has always taken an active role in commu-
nity service. He currently serves on the Board of
Directors of the Monticello and Jefferson County
Chamber of Commerce and is a past board member
of the Jefferson County Kiwanis Club and past
President of the Jefferson County Babe Ruth
League. He currently sponsors a girls' softball team
and is an active member of First Baptist Church of
In these times of recession and rising cost of
government, our county needs proven leaders with a
record of experience and accomplishments both in
business and in office. Our country and state are
going through tough financial times, yet Jefferson
County is currently in excellent financial condition
and Skeet's leadership and experience have been an
integral part of this. During his 12 years in office
and serving three times as Chairman, the county
has been able to reduce your property tax millage
rate twice (from 10 mills to the current rate of 8.3
mills) while at the same time increasing county
Skeet believes that experiences and education
will make a difference in this election. He was the 1st
certified county commissioner to serve in Jefferson
County and the only commissioner to graduate from
Local Government Leadership Training offered
through the State of Florida. He has seven years of
experience serving on the Planning Commission in
Jefferson County; six years experience serving on
the Appalachee Regional Planning Council; four
years of experience serving on the Board of
Directors of the Florida Association of Counties;
six years serving on the Board of Directors of the
Small County Coalition; and two years experience
serving on the State Rural Caucus as Chairman.
Skeet also has extensive experience lobbying the
United States Congress and the Florida Legislature.
Skeet pledged eight years ago to bring Jefferson
County to the forefront in the Florida Legislature
and did so by establishing the Jefferson County
Legislative Committee, which has been recognized
by state leaders as the very best rural county lobby-
ing team in the state of Florida. Our county has
benefited tremendously from these lobbying efforts,
resulting in more than $20 million in road paving
projects, the funding of the new government com-
plex, the acquisition of the headwaters of the
Wacissa River, many recreation grants, and most
importantly, the passing of the Fiscally Constrained
Legislation, which Skeet was one of the state lead-
ers on. This piece of legislation will provide our
county with more than $700,000 a year for the next 10
Our county continues to need strong, experi-
enced leaders on the County Commission, such as
Skeet. With a proven track record and devotion to
Jefferson County, he has pledged to continue this
type of leadership for the next four years.
Paid political advertisement approved by Felix
Joyner Paid for by campaign account of Felix Joyner
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No issue gets more
attention from a County
Commissioner than our
county's roads.
Commissioners con-
stantly receive ques-
tions, requests, and com-
plaints regarding roads.
This time of year,
there are always ques-
tions about roadside
mowing. One citizen
recently asked, "Are the
roadside mowers bro-
ken?" No, the county
mowing crews began
work last week, in the
northwest part of the
county It will take them
about one month to com-
plete the countywide
mowing cycle.
Why did the mowers
wait until May to start?
They were waiting for
the clover and ryegrass
to seed out.
You may have
noticed that during the
cold months many of
our county roadsides
remain green, thanks to
the ryegrass growing
there. By late February,
large sections of these
roadsides turn into a
beautiful red carpet of
Crimson Clover. It's the
"ugliness" of late
April-if you think of
tall ryegrass and matur-
ing Crimson Clover that
way-that gives us the
beauty of the winter and
early spring.
Italian Ryegrass and
Crimson Clover are both
cool season annuals.
The entire plant dies
after completing seed
production at the end of
its annual growing sea-
son. Both plants depend
on this year's seed to
make next year's crop.
Mowing those seed
heads before they
mature would soon turn
our roadsides into a dull
brown during the winter
David Wright, an
agronomist at the IFAS
Agricultural Research
Station in Quincy offers
another reason for main-
taining the roadside
Crimson Clover stands.
Clover is a legume which
produces nitrogen in its
root system. As it dies,
Crimson Clover slowly
releases about 60 pounds
per acre of nitrogen into
the surrounding soil.
The bahia grass growing
there during the warm
months uses that nitro-
gen to maintain a
healthy, attractive stand.
Thus fertilization of
roadside grass is usually
not required, thanks to

the clover.
Mowing con-
sumes only a small
part of our County
Road Department
budget. Here, 28
employees maintain
553 miles of roads
(2/3 of them unpaved)
on an annual budget of
$2.0 million-our second
largest budget item, next
to law enforcement. Our
road department budget
and size compare favor-
ably to surrounding
rural counties. Madison
County maintains 687
miles of roads with 30
employees and a budget
of $2.1 million.
Hamilton County keeps
up 530 miles of roads
with a staff of 31 and a
budget of $2.4 million.
Taylor County main-
tains 546 miles of roads
with 24 employees and a
budget of $1.9 million,
though only about 12 of
its roads are unpaved.
Most counties get
the vast majority of
their road department
funding from local gas
taxes. Jefferson doesn't
have the advantage of
large interstate truck
stops like Madison,
Hamilton, and Gadsden
Counties or the large
number of stations like
Leon. Thus, about 25%
of our road department
budget comes from gen-
eral revenue funds,
mostly ad valorem tax
dollars. (So here's a chal-
lenge to residents to buy
gas locally-rather than
payingfor our neighbors'
roads-and a challenge
to local gas merchants to
keep gas prices competi-
tive with surrounding
By far, our biggest
road department
expense is the mainte-
nance of unpaved roads.
These roads require reg-
ular grading and repair
to meet the expectations
of the citizens who live
on them. Yet, our road
crews are in a constant
battle with Mother
Nature. Not only is
there the day-to-day
challenge of maintain-
ing drivable dirt roads,
but over time many of
these roads gradually
erode away You've prob-
ably notice the steep
ditch banks on some of
our decades-old rural
roads. These roads, usu-
ally on slopes, have sim-
ply washed away
There are 366 miles
of dirt roads in
Jefferson County At up

Your household
could be selected! The
Florida Department of
Health (DOH,) with
assistance from the
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention,
is currently conducting
the Behavioral Risk
Factor Surveillance
System (BRFSS) survey
in this area. This annual
survey will provide the
DOH with important
information about
health behaviors and
conditions. About half of
all deaths in the United
States are caused by pre-
ventable behaviors, such
as not getting enough
physical activities; eat-
ing a high-fat, low fiber
diet; using tobacco; abus-
ing alcohol; and not get-
ting recommended
health screenings and
Information from the
BRFSS survey will be
used to determine prior-
ity health issues and
identify populations at
highest risk for illness,
disability, and death,
which allows prevention
efforts to be targeted to
where they are needed
most in our communi-
Secretary George
Sheldon, with the
Department of Children
and Families, has asked
each of the
Department's twenty cir-
cuits to engage commu-
nity partners in discus-
sions that will help to
shape the direction the
department should pur-
sue over the next five
years. At 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 26

you are invited to partic-
ipate in a Circuit 2
Community Partners
Strategic Planning meet-
ing, which will provide a
platform for cross-
departmental discussion
and for gathering of
ideas that will help
departments better
serve clients and help
the Circuit meet commu-
nity needs with reduced
resources. At the begin-
ning of the meeting, you
will hear a brief
overview of the depart-
mental outcomes from
the 2010 Legislative
Session and become
familiar with some of
the Circuit's initiatives
that are aligned with the
state strategic plan. You
will be asked to help us
identify where there are
gaps and deficiencies.
The meeting location
will be at the Leon
Human Services.
Contact Community
Relations Manager
Nicole Stookey at 850-
488-0568 or
The Chamber Spring
Fling held on Friday
evening, April 30 at the
Monticello Opera House,
was quite the success.
Those attending the
event enjoyed a taste-
testing of food samples
from the area's fine din-
ing establishments, that
are also proud Chamber
members. Debi Jordan
entertained the guests
with guitar music and a
variety of songs. This
event was to encourage
residents to "dine-in"
Monticello, and

Jefferson County
Celebrate Memorial
Day by honoring a fallen
soldier the traditional
way as a remembrance
of those who have given
their lives in service.
Create a collage. Go to
usmemorialdayorg to
find historic Memorial
Day post cards, photos,
and quotes from presi-
dents and others to add
to your family creation.
Then, give it to a friend
or family member who
has lost that loved one.
The shared work of art
will show what you
Want to take a cheap
vacation or road trip?
According to my recent
AARP magazine... "fac-
tory" tours are fun and
often free! Unlock the
mysteries of manufac-
turing for thousands of
American products,
from cookies to cars, by
checking out
m The site provides
details on more than 500
tours listed by state or
Did you know that
you can now purchase
Girl Scout Cookie Ice
Cream at your local gro-
cery store? It's put out by
Edy's and is in the ice
cream section. Edy's
offers Samoa, Tagalong,
and Thin Mint flavors.
See you tonight at
the Jefferson County
Relay For Life weekend
event beginning with the
S u r v i v o r
Celebration/Victory Lap
at 6 p.m. at the old high
school track on Tiger

to $1,000,000 per mile, we
obviously can't pave
many of them. So Road
Superintendent David
Harvey has been experi-
menting with ways to
stabilize these unpaved
roads to improve dri-
vability and reduce rou-
tine maintenance costs.
One promising tech-
nique involves applying
a 6 to 12 inch base of
limerock, then layering
loose asphalt millings on
top of the limerock base.
The loose asphalt
millings can be graded
to maintain a smooth
driving surface. The
ditches and road sides
are stabilized with sod
or natural vegetation so
that they don't require
grading which could
damage the road surface.
Because the county has
its own limerock mine,
this technique costs only
about $60,000 per mile
and seems to be working
well, even after four
years in one location.
Much of Jefferson
County's rural character
comes from its country
roads. So maintaining
well them is more than
just a matter conven-
Hines Boyd is a
Jefferson County
Commissioner He also
coordinates contributors
to this column. So if you
have a column idea, call
him at 570-8989.


Emerald Greene


Senior Staff Writer


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MAY 15
118t" Anniversary Gospel
Fest 5 p.m. Saturday at
Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church, with Rev.
Charles Beasley and the
Chosen Vessels from
Clayton, AL; Rev. JD Sapp
and the Angelic Voices from
Jacksonville, F; Chosen
Disciples, Evangelist
Patricia Huewitt, Heaven
Bounded, Kendrick and the
Evanettes, Mother Graham
and the Gospel Joy Singers,
New Direction, The
Thessalonians, and the
Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church United
Voices. For more informa-
tion and directions contact
Claudia Campbell at 904-708-
4776 or the church at 850-575-
2739. Rev. Stanley Walker,
Sr., pastor.
MAY 15-16
Musical program hosted by
the Casa Bianca Missionary
Baptist Church Choir will
begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday;
with an invitation to all
choirs, soloists, and youth

groups to come help cele-
brate this joyous occasion.
The Choir Ministry
Anniversary will end with a
worship service at 11 a.m.
on Sunday. Ford Chapel
AME Church, with Pastor
David Hall, will be in
charge. Tobbie Berrian III,
pastor/teacher Casa Bianca
MAY 16
Homecoming Celebration 11
a.m. Sunday at Young
Reaper Missionary Baptist
Church in Greenville, FL.,
Alford Bennett, pastor.
MAY 19-20
Three-Night Revival at
Welaunee Missionary
Baptist Church every
evening at 7 p.m., beginning
on Wednesday, and continu-
ing through Friday. Guest
speaker will be Rev. Shirley
Washington. Rev. Herbert
Thomas, pastor, and the
church family invite the
community to attend this
uplifting experience among
fellow Christians. Come wit-
ness the Spirit of the Lord,

and receive a blessing. For
more information or direc-
tions contact Pastor Thomas
at 997-4517.
MAY 22
Cody Pentecostal Holy
Church youth ministry will
host a carwash at the
Monticello News parking lot
on Saturday morning;
beginning at 8 a.m.
Community support is need-
ed and appreciated. All dona-
tions will help to send the
youth to National Talent
Quest in July 2010. The
Outreach Team of Cody PHC
will be giving away free
water and lemonade during
the Watermelon Festival in
June. Church groups are
planning now for the "July
4t Freedom and Friends
Fest" to be held on Sunday,
July 4.
MAY 22
Fourth Saturday Gospel Sing
will be held 7 p.m. on
Saturday, at Lamont United
Methodist Church.
Fellowship and refresh-
ments will follow the

evening of music. Call the
church at 997-2527 for more
MAY 29
Car Wash hosted by the
Church of the Nazarene
Youth Group will be held on
Saturday morning in the
Monticello News Parking lot.
Rev. Tim Hildreth, pastor.
MAY 30
The Stewart Board of the
Saint Phillip African
Methodist Episcopal Church
will sponsor a 5t" Sunday
Worship Service at 3 p.m.
The community and friends
are invited to attend and
worship together in the
name of the Lord. Guest
speaker will be Rev. Leroy
Colston, pastor of New Saint
John AME Church in
Tallahassee. Men attending
are asked to dress in black,
with white shirts, and red or
black ties. Ladies attending
are asked to dress in white.
For more information call
850-877-2479, after 2 p.m.
Host pastor is Rev. JW

What To Look For At Relay For Life...

will be in attendance
and accepting blood
donations from 4:00
pm 8:30 pm on May
14th. All those who
donate blood will
receive a free beach
POSSE will have two
dinner choices at
7:00pm consisting of:
*1) Chili, Crackers,
and Coke for $3.00 or
*2) Chili, Pimento
Sandwich, and Coke
for $5.00. They will
also be serving break-
fast on Saturday
morning at 5:30am
and will have: A
breakfast casserole,
Juice, and a Bagle for
SCHOOL will be sell-
ing gently used hard-
back and paper back
books for kids and
adults under our tent
at Relay Books will be
available for sale from
the beginning of Relay
to the end.

Ila. Dept of
needs to follow a particu-
lar school bus, whose
driver exceeds the speed
limit (inside the city lim-
its) on a daily basis. I
have clocked this bus
doing 50 mph, in the 25
mph zones, on 19 N. and
90 W. The tag ends with
898. I don't think the
Jefferson county school
board can afford a law-
suit, or a bunch of hurt
children. This is not the
only speeding school bus
(CThis stinger is to rec-
I ognize Compassion
within our Community. As
we all know, things are
hard enough with the fail-
ing Economy, jobs being
scarce Etc. Just last
week, on top of every-
thing else...the oven died.
As you can imagine,
that's an expense that
didn't fall on welcome
ears. But the incredibly
understanding folks at
Badcocks were there to
help. Not only did they
offer friendly financing,
but were willing to post-
pone the down payment,
as they knew times are
tough. Kudos, as an
example of people work-
ing together in times of
need. We could all learn
something, a little kind-
ness goes a long way."

CHURCH will have
food for sale at relay
from 6 p.m. until they
sell out. They will be
*Hamburger or Hot
Dog for $3.00;
*Fresh Home Cut
Fries for $2.00;
*Coke, Diet Coke or
Water for $1.00;
* Combo: Hamburger
or hot dog, fries &
drink for $5.00.
ANGELS will sell
Nachos until they run
* Cheese Nachos $2.00
* Chili/Cheese $3.00
* BBQ Pork/Cheese -
* Sweet Tea $1.00
Saturday morning
they will also be hold-
ing a yard sale at their
be selling "Sassy
Sweets" at their bake
will sell:
S Brownies, Rice
Krispie Treats, and
Cookies $1.00
* Chilled Canned Soda
* Chilled Bottle Water
- $1.00
apparel (necklaces,
face stickers, bouncy
balls, frisbees) $1.00
to $2.00
CENTER will be
selling food and
chance drawing
tickets for:
* Fried Oreos and
Fried Snickers bars
for $1 each.
* Round-up Chips and
Dip for $2.50.
They will also have a
chance drawing for a
32 inch flat screen TV,
DVD player, and iPod.
The winner will be
announced at the
Going on Now, but
will end at Relay...
Friday, May 14 -
End of the raffle ticket
sale for two beautiful

hand painted
by First


The herb garden win-
dow measures 40x28
and the heart and
flowers window meas-
ures 36 x 28.
Each window is a
separate drawing,
with separate tickets,
and the tickets are

$5.00 each or 5 tickets
for $20.00. Get your
tickets now and hope
to win when the win-
ning raffle ticket is
drawn at the Relay for
Life Event on May 14.
You don't have to be
present to win, but
attending the relay

event is great fun!
Saturday, May 15 -
End of the chances to
win a beautiful hand
crocheted slate blue
afghan by the team
from Capital City
Bank. Chances are
$3.00 each or 2 for $5
and are available

through any CCB asso-
ciate. A picture of the
afghan is attached to
this e-mail. Raffle
tickets for the afghan
will be on sale until
the Relay for Life
Event on May 15. You
don't have to be pres-
ent to win, but attend-

ing the relay event is
great fun!
There will also be
a 50/50 Raffle going
on. Tickets are $5.00
each and the winner
will receive 50% of
ticket sales. Tickets
will be on sale until
9:00am Saturday, May
15th. Winner does not

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6:00 PM Opening Ceremony Stage
6:30 PM Survivor Ceremony & Lap Stage/Track

the 1920's-current.
7:15-8:00 PM ENCORE Stage
7:15-8:45 PM Mike McCall, Chief Meteorologist from WCTV, our Ca mps ites
celebrity judge, selects bestcampsite and food
being sold at Relay,
7:15 PM Team Captain Lap Track
7:30 PM Team Pictures Begin. Campsites
8:00 PM Jefferson Elementary 4th Graders "Blast from the Past" Stage
Highlighting events and music through the years from
the 1920's-current.
8:15 9:00 PM ENCORE Stage
9:00 PM Luminories Ceremony & Lap Stage /Track
10:00 12:00 PM 19 South Stage
10:00 PM Game: I'm a Chubby Bunny Track
11:DD PM Mr. Relay Pageant Stage/Track
Saturday, May 15
12:00 AM Ka raoke Stage
1:00AM Hula Hoop Lap hula hoop around track Track
2:00 AM Game: Bubble Gum Hunt Track
2:15 AM Paja ma Lap wea ri ng phi's Track
3:00 AM Scrabble Laps/Game Track
3:30 AM Game: Shave the Balloon Track
4:00 AM Red Light/Green Light Lap Track
4:30 AM Game: Keep it Up Track
4:45 AM Ka raoke Stage
5:00AM Chicken Dance Lap Track
5:15 AM Ga me: Bucket Head Track
5:30 AM Ka raoke Stage
5:45 AM Party Hat Lap Track
6:00 AM Bed Head Lap Track
6:15 AM Game: Defying Gravity Track
6:30 AM Ga me: Sepa ration Anxiety Track
6:45 AM Ga me: Ca ddy Stack Tra ck
7:00AM Yard Sale Begins Campsites
Reverse Lap Track
8:00 AM Red Hills Clggers Stage
8:30 AM Game: Dizzy Mummy Track
9:00 AM Old Relay Shirt Lap Track
9:30 AM Red Hills Cloggers Stage
10:00 AM Ga me: Frozen T-s hi rt Cote st Track
10:30 AM Hands -free Ca ke Eati ng Contest Track
11:00 AM Team Parade a teams make banner- take laptogether Track
11:15 AM All chance drawings will be held on stage Stage
11:30 AM Closing Ceremonies Stage

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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority members pictured from left to right Betty Messer,
Emily Walker, Velinda Williams, and Linda Roberts create their own "Hallmark"
cards during the February meeting.

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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority members, pictured from left to right: Lee Anderson,
Jean Folsom, and Alice Sander.

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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority members Kathy Shepard
and Mary Frances Grambling.

DEBBIE SNAPP Sorority members enjoyed
Jefferson Journal the special program in
Staff Writer April, presented by local
Beta Sigma Phi resident and guest speaker

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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority members Mary Ann Van
Kleunen and Carolyn Hayse.

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the push to inform
Jefferson County about its
privilege of being the one
county on the entire
"Whooping Crane Route
for Operation Migration,"
that is always going to be
included each year. This is
due to the fact that they
stop here with the flock
the night before continu-
ing onto St. Marks
She shared about
Operation Migration, a
nationwide program to
help endangered whoop-
ing cranes with their
migration each year to St.
Marks, Florida. This pro-
gram was started a few
years ago by two men in
Michigan, and is funded
by volunteers. For those
members more computer
savvy she gave the online
org for the history and
daily updates on the route
the birds followed.
What is so extraordi-
nary about the whole
thing is that the aban-
doned eggs are gathered
each year, hatched, and
from the moment of birth,
volunteers dressed up in
whooping crane outfits
train the birds, to bond
with them. Then they are
lead south by the same vol-
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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority member Cindy Chancy
was the hostess for the February meeting.

Photo Submitted
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority members Carolyn Wright
and Peggy Day.

birds, leading the flock in
an ultra light plane. This
way the birds are taught
the route so they can
repeat it each year. If this
is not done, the birds
would not migrate and
they would probably die
out. The whooping cranes
are the largest birds in
American, standing over
five feet tall at maturity
Many school children
participate in the migra-
tion each year by funding
a mile or two.
For those who don't
know anything about
Operation Migration, con-
tact Bailey she's got lots to
tell. She is passionate and
very knowledgeable about
the subject. She may be
reached at 997-4764, or
email her at bai-
leysd24@dish mail.net
Velinda Williams was
hostess to this Tuesday,
April 13 meeting held at
the Jefferson County/
Monticello Chamber of
In other Sorority
news, members have been
enjoying a variety of
meetings during this 2010-
Connie Boland hosted
the Jan. 12 meeting, with
11 members in attendance
at the Chamber once
again. The program was
given by Boland on
"Charitable Giving," and
how to tell legitimate char-
ities from those that aren't
good. The group shared
their own favorite chari-
ties and told why they
chose them. The Hospice
Raffle was won by Velinda
Williams, a hand painted
pizza cutter and a cheese
spreader created by the
disabled children from the
"Gifts of Love
Carolyn Wright and
Mary Frances Gramling
hosted the Jan. 26 meet-

ing. 17 members were in
attendance for a dinner of
Mexican Soup and tossed
salad, prepared by
Gramling. A variety of
pastries were served for
dessert. Wright presented
the program for the
evening: "Whom would
you like to talk to from the
Past?" Everyone shared
their "who and whys" and
joined in the presenta-
tion. Carolyn Cheshire
won the Hospice Raffle; it
was a beautiful bird feeder.
On Feb 16 the Sorority
met at the Wacissa United
Methodist Church for its
annual Pancake
Dinner. Emily Walker was
the hostess for the meet-
ing. It was a nice time of
fellowship and a chance to
catch up with the friends
from the Wacissa area of
the county
14 members were in
attendance to the Feb 23
meeting, hosted by Cindy
Chancy at the
Chamber. Chancy served
her delicious Key Lime
Cake along with chips and
dip, and a selection of cold
and hot drinks. The
Hospice Raffle was won by
Linda Roberts, and the gift
was candles and candle
holders. The program was
about J.C. Hall, founder of
the Hallmark Stores.
Chancy shared his history
and how he came to
launch this company She
noted some interesting
facts about the company,
like, how it progressed
over the years, some of its
purposes, and the chari-
ties it supports now. Then,
Chancy showed the group
some of her own card cre-
ations, and showed the
members how to make a
simple card of their
own. All enjoyed the pres-
entation and Sorority
members learned a few
new things.


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May 14,15, 28,29
4t" Annual Master Goat
and Sheep Program host-
ed by FAMU and held at
the Research and
Extension Center in
Quincy, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday This
four-day training will
include classes in produc-
tion, financial and legal
risks for small ruminant
producers, herd health
management, nutrition
and pasture management,
reproduction and breed-
ing and marketing, and
much more. Hands-on
training will be provided.
This program is designed
for beginning and
advanced small ruminant
producers. For training
material, meal, and event
information contact Joy
Dixon at 850-875-8555, or
May 14-15
Jefferson County Relay
for Life at the old County
High School track on
Tiger Lane beginning at 6
p.m. Friday and continu-
ing until noon on
May 14,15,21,22
"Wheel of Murder," an
interactive murder mys-
tery dinner theater show,
will be presented by The
Opera House Stage Co.
Friday and Saturday at
the Monticello Opera
House.Game show con-
testants competing for
"glamorous prizes," and
big money start keeling
over on the air, and the
audience is invited to
identify the "perp." Is it
the game show host,
whose ratings are slipping
badly? The ill treated
announcer? The air head-
ed wheel turner? Or, one
of the contestants? The
doors open at 6:30 p.m; and
dinner starts at 7:00 p.m,
with acts of the play alter-
nating with courses of
dinner. Tickets are $35 for
dinner and the show, or
$30 for Opera House mem-
bers. Reservations are
needed. Call 997-4242.

May 14, 17
Lose weight for your
health at Restored Glory
Christian Center, 1287
South Jefferson Street, in
the Winn Dixie plaza, 5:30
to 6:30 p.m. weekly on
Monday and Fridays.
Contact Pastor Yon at 997-
7722 for more informa-
May 15
Road CRU Car Club meets
5 p.m. every third
Saturday on North Cherry
Street in front of the Rare
Door restaurant, in down-
town Monticello. There
will be a 50/50 drawing
and lots of door prizes.
Everyone is welcome to
join the activities and see
some awesome cars.
Contact Ray Foskey at 997-
0607 for more informa-
May 15
The Dixie Community
Center will sponsor the
Opry every first and third
Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Each Saturday will fea-
ture a different band. For
more information and
directions contact
Kenneth Price at 229-263-
7231 or 229-263-7383.
May 15
Girl Scouting is fun, and
builds girls of courage,
confidence, and character,
who make the world a bet-
ter 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 informa-
tion contact co-leaders
Janice and Sean Carson at
948-6901, or contact the
Girl Scout Council of the
Florida Panhandle, at 386-
May 15,20,22,29
GED Prep Classes at
Harvest Christian Center,
1599 Springhollow Road, 6
to 8:30 p.m. on first, sec-
ond, and third Thursdays;
and 12 to 3 p.m. on
Saturday. Classes are

free with a certified
instructor. Individual help
is available, small class
sizes, and work at your
own pace. Materials and
snacks will be provided.
Transportation provided
if needed. Contact Gloria
Graham at 850-322-8737 for
more information.
May 17
J.O.Y. Club (Just Older
Youth) meets 6 p.m. on the
third Monday at Lamont
Baptist Church to enjoy
Christian fellowship. Call
997-4006 for more informa-
May 17
Magnolia Garden Circle
meets at noon on the third
Monday of the month for
a meeting and program.
Contact Cindy Chancey at
997-3039 for more informa-
May 17
Emancipation Day Parade
Monday on South
Jefferson Street to the
Martin Luther King
May 17,24,31
AA women's meetings are
held on Mondays at 6:45
p.m.; AA and Al-Anon
meetings follow at 8 p.m.,
at the Christ Episcopal
Church Annex, 425 North
Cherry Street. For more
information, call 997-2129
or 997-1955.
May 17,24,31
AA meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at Waukeenah
United Methodist Church
for fellowship. Meetings
are open to all. For more
information, contact Rev.
Ralph Wrightstone at 997-
May 17,24,31
Boy Scout Troop 803
meets 7 p.m. every
Monday at The Eagles
Nest on South Water
Street. For more informa-
tion, contact Scout Leader
Paul Wittig at 997-1727 or
May 18
Taoist Tai ChiTM in
Monticello Is having a
potluck get-together for
all past, present and


future students 7:30 to 8:30
p.m. Tuesday at Christ
Episcopal Church
Fellowship Hall, 425
North Cherry Street.
Bring a dish and a friend,
or just come for the
friendly socialization. For
information, contact Tom
Morgan at 850-224-5438.
May 18
Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers
(MOP) meet 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. on the third Tuesday
of months September
through May at the First
United Methodist Church.
This program is geared
toward early pregnancy to
kindergarten mothers.
And, will offer a light
breakfast, speaker, and a
Christian-based program
with topics such as CPR
training, love language in
the family, and etc. There
will also be creative activ-
ities just for moms. A
childcare will be provid-
ed: Volunteers are needed
to sit and play with the
children. Contact Heather
Boyd at 997-1041 for more
May 18
Jefferson County Humane
Society Board of
Directors Meeting 6:30
p.m. on the third Tuesday
at the Jefferson Arts
Gallery, 575 West
Washington Street. For
more information visit
wwwjchs.us or contact
Teresa Kessler, secretary
at teresa@kesslercon
May 18
Jefferson County Parent
Involvement Meeting will
be held 6:30 p.m. in the
District Office on Water
Street, near the Public
Library Planning for the
future of our Children,
will be discussed.
May 18
Jefferson County Lions
Club meets 1 p.m. on the
first Tuesday and 5 p.m.
on the third Tuesday of
each month at the Rare
Door Restaurant, in the
meeting room on North
Cherry Street. For more
information contact Lion
Debbie at 997-0901, leave
May 18,25
AA classes are held every

Tuesday at 8 p.m. for those
seeking help. The classes
are held at the Harvest
Christian Center, 1599
Springhollow Road.
Contact Marvin Graham,
pastor, at 212-7669 for
more information.
May 18,25
Overeaters Anonymous
meetings are held weekly
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
Waukeenah United
Methodist Church. This is
a free group meeting, and
is open to the public. For
more information contact
the church at 997-2527.
May 18,25
Taoist Tai Chi Beginner
Class every Tuesday 7:00
to 8:30 p.m. at Christ
Episcopal Church, in the
fellowship hall, 425 North
Cherry Street in
Monticello. Improve your
health, balance, and flexi-
bility with no special
physical requirements.
All ages are welcome. For
more information contact
May 19,26
Monticello Kiwanis Club
meets every Wednesday at
noon at the Jefferson
Country Club on Boston
Highway for lunch, pro-
gram, and a meeting.
Contact President
Katrina Walton at 510-9512
for more information.
May 19,26
Employment Connections
Career Coach Mobile Lab
is in the area on
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. across from the First
Baptist Church in
Monticello. Services
include job search,
resume assistance, assess-
ments, and labor market
information. For more
information, contact
Diane Head at 973-2672,
973-6497, or
May 18
Jefferson County
Republican Party will
meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday
at Willow Pond Farm.
Contact Clyde Simpson at
com or 228-4400 for more
information and to make
reservations. Dinner is
served at 6 p.m. at a cost of
$10 per person, with the

Altrusa Bunny Love
Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
Altrusa Monticello held its "Bunny Love" for
residents residing in the area nursing homes on the
morning of Saturday, April 3. Their first stop was at
Crosslandings Health & Rehabilitation Center and
second stop was to the Brynwood Center.
This is the third year Altrusa members have
performed this service for the residents at both loca-
tions. "It is truly a heartwarming experience to see
faces light up and smiles come across faces that have
not seen smiles in a very long time. This was a won-
derful and fun experience," remarks member Nan

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net proceeds going to the
REC. For those who have
not attended a meeting,
this is an excellent time to
begin. For those who have
put off the inevitable
"right thing" to do...
switch cards are avail-
able. Don't miss it... bring
a friend.
May 20
Cub Scout Pack 808 meets
weekly 7 to 8 p.m. on
Thursday For more infor-
mation contact Cub
Master Greg Wynot at 997-
May 20
AA meetings are held
weekly at 8 p.m. on
Thursday at the Christ
Episcopal Church annex,
425 North Cherry Street.
For more information call
997-2129 or 997-1955.
May 20
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. Dr.
Lazar will present a pro-
gram on "What You Need
to Know About Your Eyes
as You Age." Bring a bag
lunch. For more informa-
tion about this program
and to make reservations
call 850-523-7333. Some
things get better with age.

Church of Christ
US 19 South at
Cooper's Pond Road
Carl Desmartin, Minister
10 AM Bible School
11 AM Worship Hour
7 PM Bible Study

1 Peter 2:13-16
Be subject for the Lord's
sake to every human
institution, whether it be to
the emperor as supreme,
(14) or to governors as
sent by him to punish those
who do evil and to praise
those who do good. (15)
For this is the will of God,
that by doing good you
should put to silence the
ignorance of foolish
people. (16) Live as
people who are free, not
using your freedom as a
cover-up for evil, but living
as servants of God.

Come and worship
with us! (John 4:24)

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entrances at the estab-
lishment and no one was
allowed to enter or leave
the area until deputies
could question witnesses
and collect evidence.
Additional deputies
strategically scoured and
surrounded the area.
Kinsey told deputies
that a masked unknown
black male entered the
store and pointed a hand-
gun at him and demand-
ed money Kinsey gave
the suspect an undis-
closed amount of cash.
After receiving the
money, the suspect
ordered Kinsey at gun-
point, to the back room
of the store.
Once Kinsey was in
the back room of the
store the suspect exited
the building. After the
suspect exited Kinsey
was able to get out of the

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back room and to the
front of the store and
write down the tag num-
ber displayed on the sus-
pect's black vehicle.
Kinsey provided
deputies with the tag
number, a description of
the vehicle and suspect
who robbed him.
Deputies discovered that
the vehicle was regis-
tered to William Joshua
Evans, 21, of Greenville.
Deputies put out a
BOLO (be on the look-
out) to Madison County
and forwarded the infor-
mation they had gath-
Jefferson and
Madison deputies then
proceeded to Evans'
Petit Springs Loop resi-
dence and surrounded
it. Evans was inside his
residence and agreed to
go to the Madison

Solar System

the district between
$8,000 and $10,000
monthly in electric
bills. He said the new
system should cut these
energy costs by half.
The new system is
expected to provide
power to the gym dur-
ing outages for the con-
tinued operation of
lighting, communica-
tions and essential med-
ical equipment when
the gym is used as an
emergency shelter.
During normal opera-
tions, the system is
expected to offset elec-
tricity costs to the
school and reduce
greenhouse gases.
Funding for the $10
million state program
came from federal stim-
ulus monies. The 90
selected schools repre-


bers, family and friends
and have gathered dona-
tions prior to the event and
many of whom will con-
tinue to raise funds
throughout the Relay
"We are excited to
have Mike McCall, Chief
Meteorologist from WCTV
attending our Relay again
this year and some of our
local favorites on stage,"
says Dana Lastinger,

sent 45 of Florida's 67
counties. They were
selected from the 213
applications submitted,
The program
ranked the schools
based on their demo-
graphics, emergency
shelter needs, partner-
ships and renewable
energy education and
outreach plans.
Brumfield said he
and his administration
have been pursuing
alternative energy sys-
tems for some time now.
He said the effort start-
ed with an approach to
Senator Bill Nelson and
Congressman Allen
Boyd's offices and pro-
ceeded from there. He
said the district heard
about the SunSmart E-
Shelter program via
email at the last minute

Entertainment Chair.
"Mike McCall will be serv-
ing as our celebrity judge
as he samples the food and
enjoys the decorations at
the team campsites, based
on this year's theme. He
and two other local judges
will be selecting the best
campsite and the best cui-
sine at Relay The local
entertainment includes
ENCORE, 19 South, the
Red Hills Cloggers, and the

What's your take on this

offshore oil spill situation?

"I know we need the oil,
but I see an ecological
nightmare coming
from it."

"We should not be
drilling off the Florida

"It's gonna' take a lot of
money away from

"I'm gonna' have to
leave this one to my
elected officials."

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County Sheriff's Office,
for an interview about
the case.
He was read his
Miranda rights and he
reportedly admitted to
committing the robbery
at the Kwiky Mart. He
was booked into the
Madison County Jail
and immediately turned
over to Jefferson
deputies for transport to
the Jefferson County
Evans was charged
with armed robbery
with a firearm and false
imprisonment. Bond
was withheld and he
remained at the County
Jail as of press-time on
May 13.
Deputies retrieved
both the money stolen
during the robbery and
the handgun that was

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and just managed to get
the application in
before the March 12
Meanwhile, he con-
tinued working with the
Governor's office in an
effort to get additional
energy efficient equip-
ment installed at the
high school, he said.
The next step for
the installation of the
solar system at the high
school entails the selec-
tion of the contractor,
which the University of
Central Florida will
handle. The university
expects to select the
contractor by mid June.
The Florida Solar
Energy Center is the
largest and most active
state-supported energy
research institute in the

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4th grade students from
Jefferson Elementary per-
forming a special program
focusing on highlights
from the 1920's-current as
they celebrate the theme of
Relay, "Blast From the
Past, Blasting Out
Dana Lastinger goes
on to say that "community
excitement is building for
Mr. Relay I have received
many phone calls inquir-
ing about the details of the
pageant and how partici-
pants can help keep it "G"
The Survivor Lap will
take place at 6:30pm when
cancer survivors, anyone
who has ever heard the
words "You have cancer"
will lead the first lap of
Relay For Life to celebrate
their victory over cancer.
This special celebration
lap will be followed by a
caregiver lap, where the
caregivers are invited to
join the cancer survivors
on the track and together
they enjoy another victory
The public is also
invited to attend the
Luminaria Ceremony,
which will take place after
sundown. To honor the
community's cancer sur-
vivors and to remember
those lost to the disease, all
Relay for Life participants
will circle the track
rimmed with glowing
luminarias. Luminarias
will be on sale at Relay for
Fundraising contin-
ues all during Relay For
Life. Specific fundraisers
are included in the Relay
For Life section of this
paper. Please come and
support our efforts to raise
money to fight cancer!
There are options from

delicious food to chance
drawings for a flat screen
TV and a yard sale and
breakfast on Saturday


tion of the purchase
"Was the sale even
an option?"
Chairwoman Sandra
Saunders asked incredu-
lously more than once.
Clerk of Court Kirk
Ream's initial visit to
the School Board on the
proposed lease and his
alleged representation
to the latter that a $4,000
monthly fee was doable
continues to percolate.
"If he wasn't speak-
ing for the commission,
the commission should-
n't have sent him,"
Saunders said. "It's mis-
Both negotiator Ken
Hollingsworth and
School Board Member
Marianne Arbulu
argued that what Reams
might have said, or not
said, was irrelevant.
Reams may well have
been expressing an opin-
ion, they said. But the
County Commission's
was the only offer on the
table and it was the one
that the School Board
needed to consider.
The issue wouldn't
go away completely,
"I remember we
stood outside after the
meeting and I said $4,000
and Kirk and a commis-
sioner said 'That's not
bad. We can go along
with that'", School
Board Member Shirley
Washington said, a point
she has repeatedly made
before. "Then some-
where or other some
commissioners decided
that they weren't doing
that. But $2,000 a
month's a slap in the
It was a point that
Washington empha-
"I feel $2,000's a
steal," she said. "The
commission feels we're
gullible for money They
think that they can just
take the building and
give us what they want.
That's one of the oldest
of 10 school buildings in
the country For them to
pay $2,000 monthly for 20
years and own it, that's
giving it away If you
think of all the building
that we have given to
them, and now they
want us to give them
this one too, I think it's a
slap in the face."


ing to restore the struc-
Dr. Ann Holt, director
of the Main Street
Program, made the
request. But the proposal
had the obvious support of
Southern Music Rising,
the Chamber of
Commerce and the tourist
and economic develop-
ment councils, judging
from the representatives
of these organizations
who accompanied Holt.
As Holt explained it,
the idea is to seek state
and federal monies to ren-
ovate the building, in
keeping with the commu-
nity goal of attracting
tourists and development
Holt related that the
jail particularly intrigued
her because her doctorate
dissertation had been on
the old convict lease sys-
tem, which involved the
leasing of prisoners to pri-
vate companies for a fee.
She called the jail
unique, saying that the
only other one of its kind
existed in Taylor County
and that one was in pri-
vate hands.
Holt said her group
envisions converting part
of the downstairs and the
entire upstairs into a
museum. She said the
upstairs cell area would be
kept intact, with the

Cont. From Page 1

School Board
Member Ed Vollertsen
was one of two board
members to argue for
accepting the commis-
sion's offer. Arbulu was
the other.
"I think a bird in the
hand is worth two in the
bush," Vollertsen said.
"This gives us $48,000
upfront and over a 20
year period we get
$480,000. It would be a
shame not to take this
offer and to let that
school building deterio-
rate. As it is, we're pay-
ing insurance and main-
tenance on the building.
We don't have the money
to maintain it. I think
this is an opportunity If
you say no, you might as
well let the building fall
School Board
Member Charles Boland
returned to his idea of
putting the building up
for sale. But more
notable, he took strong
exception to what he
alleged to be the misrep-
resentations of certain
commissioners that the
building was crumbling.
"The building is in
sound condition except
for two stairwells,"
Boland said a little heat-
edly "Certain commis-
sioners are putting it out
in the news that the
building is crumbling.
But they need to get
their stuff straight."
Boland went on to
mock and berate the
commissioners for their
stewardship of the
Wacissa River property,
stewardship being a con-
cept that commissioners
have often applied to the
School Board in terms of
the latter's oversight of
the A-Building.
In Boland's telling,
the commission paid
$500,000 for a 10-acre
parcel on the Wacissa
River, which parcel the
county then had to aug-
ment with a land swap
plus give up another
four acres elsewhere
because the original par-
cel didn't contain what
the county officials had
thought it contained.
"That's good stew-
ardship?" Boland said.
""They say they can't
give us $50,000 but they
can buy land without
surveying it. So don't
talk about being good

exception of a few authen-
ticating features that
would be added to
enhance the overall his-
torical experience.
To the best of long-
time residents' recollec-
tions, the Dogwood Street
jail remained active until
the late 1960s, with the

stewards. A few county
commissioners are
being bullheaded
because they don't think
we deserve anything bet-
ter. But don't talk about
being good stewards
when you buy land with-
out even knowing what
the boundaries are."
Arbulu tried to
inject reason back into
the discussion.
"We need to take
emotion out of this," she
said. "Our property, the
County Commission's
property, it's all the tax-
payers' property It's dif-
ferent when you're
doing taxpayers to tax-
payers. Our objective
shouldn't be to make the
most money because it's
all the taxpayers' money
It's hard to play poker
when you've got no
money and the other guy
knows it. I think the tax-
payers want this thing to
happen. We don't have
the wherewithal to do
anything with the build-
ing. I make a motion to
accept he commission's
Which motion
Vollertsen seconded.
It was readily obvi-
ous how the vote would
go, however.
Saunders continued
to have a problem with
the purchase option,
which she felt the com-
mission had arbitrarily
tagged to the negotia-
"When I'm negotiat-
ing, I like to negotiate on
what I'm negotiating,"
Saunders said. "I don't
like to see something
slap me in the face.
Nowhere was there ever
talk of purchasing the
building. It was never
discussed. I know they
would do a great job
renovating it. But we
never talked about pur-
chasing it."
Washington agreed.
"I'm not saying I
don't want the commis-
sion not to have it, but
$2,000 a month is a slap
in the face," she said.
And Boland had
already expressed his
opinion rather strongly.
The surprise, if any,
was that the board then
turned right around
and voted 4-1 to contin-
ue the negotiations,
with Vollertsen the lone

ont. From Page 1

sheriff and his family
residing downstairs and
the prisoners kept
upstairs. Since the 1970s,
the building has served as
the elections office; and
for a time in the 1980s, the
fire and ambulance servic-
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Jefferson Journal of May, district schools years of the black s
Staff Writer are closed so students can of Jefferson Cc
It has been 145 years participate in the parade obtaining their freed
since slaves were freed in and festivities. Food will "Freedom is
North Florida. be available for dona- free," said Par
Emancipation for the tions. That food includes; "Come one, come
slaves came May 20, 1865 hot fried fish dinners Take part in this hi
and Monticello's 10th with a drink, for $4.50;
annual Emancipation fish sandwiches for $2.50 m
Parade will be held May and chicken dinners for l t fT
17, 2010, beginning $4.50.
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Day festivities will follow be shared with those Jeff n writer
the parade at the Dr. MLK attending pertaining to Its tat tie
Community Center locat- the emancipation of the .
1 again for county p
ed at 1420 1t Street, black slaves in Jefferson aga ff on
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Monticello. There is never County and Parrish cious bay p s.
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advised those groups to School Band and the
are due Friday, Mag
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The annual parade
and festivities are held to
Emancipation Day, which
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January 1, 1863 when the
Proclamation was issued
by President Abraham
Lincoln declaring all
slaves in the United
States, then in rebellion,
to be given their inde-

pendence. Slaves in
Jefferson, Leon, Gadsden,
and Madison counties
were freed two years later
on May 20, 1865, 145 years
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RFL Survivor Reception And Dinner

Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Relay For Life Event
Chairperson Ann Hatcher
welcomed a room filled
with cancer survivors,
caregivers, and friends to
the Survivor Reception
and Dinner; hosted by the
American Cancer Society
and meal prepared and
provided by the
Monticello Woman's Club.
She introduced
County ACS Staff Partner
Christina Downer to the
audience; and thanked
the teams and team cap-
tains in attendance for
their support this year.
She also called on cancer
survivor Mike Holm to
offer a prayed for the meal
and for the evening event.
Upon arrival to the
evening event cancer sur-
vivors and caregivers
were given t-shirts and
lapel pins, and registered
for the 18-hour Relay for
Life event to "Blast Out
Cancer" on Friday begin-
ning at 6 p.m. through and
Saturday noon. Big Bend
Hospice volunteers man-
aged the table, helping
with the registering and

giving out gifts and trin-
RFL Survivor
Chairperson Nancy
Whitty announced that
the cancer survivors
would walk the first lap
on the high school track
at 6 p.m. Friday evening,
celebrating their victory
over the dreaded disease,
and kicking off the 18-
hour walk. The survivors
were also given instruc-
tion about the weekend
event and told where the
Survivor Tent will be
She then introduced
the entertainment for the
evening... the Jefferson
Elementary School 4t"
grade students, perform-
ing skits with informa-
tion and dance routines
from the 1950s, 1960s,
1970s, and 1980s. She
introduced the teachers
after the routines. They
included Twynetta
Howard, Terri Clark,
Sharico Parrish, and her-
Door prizes were
donated by area business-

Jefferson Journal Photo By Debbie Snapp, May 11, 2010.
Upon arrival to the Survivors Reception and Dinner, cancer survivors and caregivers were given t-shirts
and lapel pins, and invited to registered for the 18-hour Relay for Life event to "Blast Out Cancer'" Pictured
from left to right seated are: Big Bend Hospice volunteers Barbara Culbreath, Dr. Lettie White, Helen
Braswell, Barbara Moody, and Tom McGough, helping Maurey Beggs and Ginger Howell with registration.
Standing are: RFL Chair Ann Hatcher, left, and ACS Staff Partner Christina Downer, on right.

Jefferson Journal Photo By Debbie Snapp, May 11, 2010. F
Even the youngest of friends were invited to the Jefferson Journal Photo By Debbie Snapp, May 11, 2010.
Relay For Life Survivors Reception to honor cancer sur- Monticello Woman's Club members prepared and served dinner for the County
vivors and caregivers on Tuesday evening. Mary Crim, Relay For Life Survivors Reception at the Monticello Opera House on Tuesday
Mt. Morilla Missionary Baptist Church Team Captain is evening, May 11, 2010. Pictured from left to right are: Betty Bard, Jan Wadsworth,
pictured here sitting with Christina Lastinger. Cricket Edwards, Ethel Strickland, Edith Adams, and Kitty Brooks. Linda Ricke and
Nancy Stover are not pictured.

Jefferson Journal Photo By Debbie Snapp, May 11,2010.
JES 4W grade students dance to the 80s hit song "Thriller" during the
Tuesday evening Survivors Dinner for the County Relay For Life.

JES RAISE $5348.94 FOR

Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
Jefferson Elementary School students, parents,
teachers, and staff went on a three-week mission to
help make "change" for cancer.
Pre-K through 5t" grade students brought pennies,
nickels, dimes, quarters, and cash to help support
Relay For Life, which will be held this Friday, May 14,
at the old high school track in Tiger Lane.
The "change" competition began the second week
in April and continued for three-weeks. The students
were challenged to raise as much as they could for
their homeroom class. The three classes that raised the
most money received the following:
Ms. Barnhart's 5th grade class received a Pizza
Party for winning first place by raising $694.21 for can-
cer research.
Mrs. Davis' 2"d grade class received an ice cream
party for winning second place by raising $591.40 for
cancer research.

Jefferson Journal Photo By Debbie Snapp, May 11,2010.
RFL Survivor Chairperson Nancy Whitty introduced the 4W grade teachers to
the audience after the student's completed their entertainment, ending the
County Relay For Life Survivors Reception and Dinner. Pictured here from left to
right are: Twynetta Howard, Terri Clark, Whitty, and Sharico Parrish.


Jefferson Journal Photo By Debbie Snapp, May 11,2010.
Jefferson Elementary School students are excited about raising $5348.94 toward cancer research. The stu-
dents were invited to perform 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s routines for the County Relay For Life Survivor Reception
on Tuesday evening at the Monticello Opera House.
Mrs. Barkers' kindergarten class and Ms. exceeded by raising a total of $5348.94.
Parrish's 4th grade class tied for third place by raising The students, parents, teachers, and staff worked
$331.00 for cancer research. with pride and togetherness towards a common goal to
The goal of the school was $2000... a goal they raise money for such a worthy cause.

Jefferson Journal Photo By
Debbie Snapp, May 11,2010.
Hula Hooping to a
50s tune for a cancer
cause is JES 4th grader
Brianna Neely, during the
County Relay For Life
Survivors Dinner.

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Gerald Knecht

Pepper Norrman Jerry Blackmon
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Marvin Edwards Don Barfield
Sergeant Deputy

Chris Eades

Honoring Our Law
Enforcement Officers

Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
With May 9-15
being Police Week,
it's time to remem-
ber all of those offi-
cers who sacrifice so
much for those
residing within the
It's not hard for
city and county resi-
dents to see that the
crime rate in both
the city and county
has significantly
decreased. It is
through the continu-
ous efforts of both
deputies and police
and their willing-
ness to eagerly work
side by side, which
ensures residents
their safety and
peace throughout
the community.
In recognition of
Police Week this
week, it warrants a
closer look at those
at the helm of the
two departments,
Sheriff David
Hobbs, and Chief
Fred Mosley.
Together they
serve as the links
that bind the two
halves of the chain
of justice that serves
as the strength of
Jefferson County
and Monticello.
Both eagerly
credit the efforts of
their personnel for
the continuous suc-
cess of those depart-
Throughout the
years in their
respective law

careers, Hobbs and
Mosley have contin-
ually been visible
and accessible by
the community.
They have always
been very respected
and also very well
loved by those in the
throughout their
careers, as they
presently continue
to be.
They have made
many changes to
better their depart-
ments in serving the
community and
they meet regularly
on a weekly basis to
discuss different
city and county
Both agree that
any problems of the
county are also
those of the city,
and vice versa.
Hobbs and Mosley
agree, "We are a
joint effort in law
enforcement in the
community, we may
be two separate
agencies, but we
both have the same
goals, to reduce
crime and promote
public safety."
On a similar
note, Hobbs very
much enjoys work-
ing side by side with
Mosley and Mosley
feels the same about
working with
Hobbs. Together
they serve the com-
munity as brothers
in law enforcement,
safety and protec-

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Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
The Annual Aucilla
Christian Academy May
Day Program was held
May 6. Directed by music
teacher Debby Demott,
the event included all ele-
mentary grades present-
ing songs and dances to
entertain the May Day
Queen, and her court,
introduced with their
As the music began,
the May Day Court and
their escorts took their
places in the center of the
Kalyn Brown, the
daughter of Brenda
Brown of Monticello, was
escorted by Brandon
Dunbar, the son of LeAnn
Dunbar of Greenville.
Ashley Evans, the
daughter of Marc and
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Greenville, was escorted
by Zach Waters, the son of
Keith and Debbie Waters
of Waukeenah.
Kayla Haire, the
daughter of Arnold and
Judy Haire of Lee, Fl, was
escorted by Jacob Pitts,
the son of Beth Fulford of
Lovett, Fl.
Jessica Hunt, the
daughter of Dennis and
Cindy Hunt of Perry, was
escorted by Koal Swann,
the son of Wendy
Raulerson of Perry
Ashlyn Morgan, the
daughter of Scarlet and
David Morgan of Perry
was escorted by Daniel
Ward, the son of Charlie
Ward and Sylvia Guidry
both of Monticello and
Wilson Lewis, the son of
John C. and Mary Alice
Lewis of Madison.
Sydney Plummer, the
daughter of Patrick
Plummer and Kathryn
McLeod of Quitman, GA
was escorted by Jake
Walker, the son of John
Walker and Mary Liz
Riley both of Monticello
and Seth Whitty, the son
of Jeff and Nancy Whitty
of Monticello.
Samantha Roberts,
the daughter of Eileen
and Sam Roberts of
Monticello, was escorted
by Tyler High, the son of
JD and Leslie High of
Perry and Clay Fulford,
the son of Nicole
Rodenberry and Ernest
Fulford, both of
Marissa Snodgrass,
the daughter of Rob and
Alicia Beshears of Perry
was escorted by Joe
Mizell, the son of Stacey
and Daryl Adams of
Brooke Stewart, the
daughter of Ben and Kim
Stewart of Madison, was
escorted by Lane
Fraleigh, the son of Jay
and Donna Fraleigh of
Dana Watt, the daugh-
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Katlyn Watts, the
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Cindy Watts of Pinetta,
was escorted by John
Stephens, the son of
Debbie Stephens of
Monticello and Ryan
Pritcher, who is the son of
Ronnie and Darlene
Pritcher of Greenville.
The May Day Queen
was chosen by the senior
class. Traditionally, the
father of the Queen
crowns his daughter, and
not to break from tradi-
tion, Patrick Plummer
was called out of the audi-
ence to crown his daugh-
ter, Sydney
Following the intro-
ductions and photos, the
Queen and her court were
asked to take their seats
so the elementary stu-
dents could entertain
them with an evening of
fun and festivity.
Serving as the
announcer for the event
was ACA Principal
Richard Finlayson. "This
evening our students
would like to present God
with a special gift; the gift
of Worship. This will be
expressed many ways
tonight, some through
songs, dances, art and
most importantly their
hearts. Our students'
smiles are abundant and
their faces glow as they
sing praises to God!
From the very youngest
K4 to the oldest 6*" grader,
your heart will be blessed
as "God's Kids Worship,"
he began.
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continued, "The flowers
are blooming, the breeze
is now warm, Jesus has
promised we can all be
reborn! Watch as K-5 cele-
brates through dance,
their excitement to live
their lives for Jesus!" The
K-5 performed their dance
to the song, "You Are
"Ephesians 1:18
states, Ipray also that the
eyes of your heart may be
enlightened in order that
you may know the hope to
which He has called
you....It is the desire of
every Christian's heart to
see Jesus. The song,
"Open the Eyes of My
Heart" can be used as a
prayer that we might
behold and understand
God's word, and that your
hearts will accept and
apply His word to our
lives. Please enjoy as the
First Grade presents
'Open the Eyes of My
Finlayson continued,
"Philippians 2 tell us:
Jesus Christ....laid down
His mighty power and
glory, taking the disguise
of a slave and becoming
like men. And He hum-
bled Himself even further,
going so far as actually to
die a criminal's death on a
cross. Yet...God raised
Him up to the heights of
heaven and gave Him a
name above every other
name, that at the name of
Jesus every knee shall bow
in heaven and on earth
and under the earth, and
every tongue shall confess
that Jesus Christ is
Lord..... Our entire hope
as Christians rests on
what He did for us! Listen
carefully to the words of
the beautiful song, 'Here I
Am to Worship,' as our
second graders perform

for you glorifying His
wonderful name!
"Jesus is our
strength, our treasure
and our precious jewel,"
said Finlayson. He picks
us up when we fall into
sin, and he fills our cups
with His love. Jesus is
our most worthy Lamb of
God. Please enjoy Mrs.
Aman's third grade class
as they worship through
motions and art, showing
us that Jesus is our all in
Following their oper-
formance, Finlayson con-
tinued, "God's love is a
beautiful thing, and we
can see His love all
around us. Just look at
the skies, the earth, and
here tonight, in our chil-
dren. Watch as our stu-
dents pay homage to a
loving and beautiful
The students then
sang the song, "Beautiful
"The day you are
born Jesus is with you
through every move,
every breath and every
step you take. Ms.
Brenda's fourth graders
will remind us how Jesus
is the thread that binds,
from kindergarten
through twelfth grade.
Aucilla Christian offers a
unique opportunity to
weave God's grace into
our education providing a
strong foundation to sup-
port each student's
"The fourth grade
performance is directed
towards the seniors as
they embark on their
future. Think back to
kindergarten and jour-
ney through each grade
and how God worked in
your life to bring you
where you are today. Your
faith has been planted;
God will be with you
every move, every breath
and every step you take,"
said Finlayson.
The fourth graders
then sang the song,
"Every Move I Make."
Finlayson continued,
"May Day is celebrated as
a spring festival in many
countries. It became a
favorite holiday in
medieval times with
many quaint customs;
people gathered flowers
to decorate their homes

and churches; boys sere-
naded sweethearts; bou-
quets of flowers were fas-
tened to doors as gifts and
villagers chose a king and
"The most popular
custom was decorating
and winding the May Pole
with brightly colored rib-
bons. It looks simple, but
our 5'" graders have prac-
ticed many times to
accomplish this 'easy'
look. At this time, we
would also like to thank
5t" grader, Jackie Walker's
grandmother, Patricia
Moncrief for making our
new May Pole streamers!
'Round and 'round they
go, where it stops nobody
The students illus-
trated their May Pole
winding skills, which
were taught to them by
PE teacher Dan Nennstiel
during physical educa-
tion classes.
"Whether you are a
student at Aucilla now or
an Alumnus who graduat-
ed from ACA in years
past, the colors of blue
and gold hold a special
meaning for you. Our stu-
dents sing of these colors
in our Alma Mater, writ-
ten in 1977 by students to
inspire our ACA
Warriors," said
Audience members
were asked to stand and
listen to the sixth graders
as they played the ACA
Alma Mater (Blue and
Gold) on the tone chimes,
and once played through,
the audience and stu-
dents were asked to sing
along as the music contin-
"Lord, there is none
like You. At the sound of
Your name, mountains
will bow down and the
seas will roar. Your name
brings comfort, joy, shel-
ter and strength.
Tonight, watch as our
children worship and
praise God singing and
signing, "Shout to the
Concluding the pro-
gram, the fifth graders
again illustrated their
expertise in May Pole
Winding by unwinding
the May Pole.
Demott added that
the kids did a fantastic


Dobson Makes

NFCC Dean's List
s North Florida
: Community College
released the Dean's
honor roll naming stu-
dents with high aca-
: demic achievement for
:the spring 2010 term.
:Jefferson County stu-
:dent Chelsea Dobson
:made the Dean's list.
: Students earning a
: grade point average of 3. ;
:to 3.79 are eligible for tihe
:Dean's honor list. Students
*must take at least 12 credit hours during the:
*semester or, as part-time students, complete a 12-:
credit hour segment during the term.
:For information contact the Office of College.
: Advancement, 850/973-1653 or email
: News(ANFCC.edu.

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school &

Friday, May 14, 2010


JCMHS Hosts First

Middle School Prom

Jefferson Journal
Staff Writer
Jefferson County
Middle High School hosted
the first middle school prom
ever held at the school,
Saturday April 24.
Spokesperson Regina
Crews reported that approx-
imately 55-60 seventh and
eighth grade students gath-


ered in the cafeteria for the
event, all dressed formally
in their Sunday best.
Students were treated
to hors d'oeuvres, drinks
and music provided by DJ
Baby-T (Amos Wright).
The students enjoyed
visiting, dancing and eating
during the event.
Crews reported that the
cafeteria was beautifully

decorated with colorful bal-
loons, the table tops were
decorated with colorful bal-
loons as centerpieces and
Crews said there was silver
paper in the middle of the
floor, which resembled a
"The kids all had a
great time," said Crews.
"We're going to try to make
this an annual event.

Cody Little and Stephanie Alday are all smiles as they
stop for a candid moment during the first annual
Middle School Prom at JCMHS.


Olivia Iskander, Allaura Peirce, Nicole Little and Taylor Clemens attending the 2010
JCMHS Middle School Prom.

NFCC Offering
North Florida
Community College is
offering a variety of
Community Education
classes this summer
including over 30 fun and
educational summer
camps for children.
Twenty-six "Kids in
College" camps are being
offered on the NFCC cam-
pus in Madison and five
are being offered in Taylor
County Age appropriate
camps are open to children
as young as completed
grade K-4 all the way up to
ninth grade.
"We are excited to
offer a wide selection of
Community Education
classes and summer
camps this year," said
Suzie Godfrey NFCC
Community Education
coordinator. "The summer
camps can fill up quickly
so I encourage parents to
register their children
early during camp regis-
tration on May 15." said
Camp registration
will be held at the NFCC
Student Center (NFCC
Campus Bldg. 9) on
Saturday, May 15 from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration
takes around 20 minutes
and parents should bring
their child's current insur-
ance card.
Camps topics range

"Kids in College"
from educational based
campus such as "Journey
to Space," Crazy Over
Computers," "Art
Adventures," and
"Munchie Math" to sum-
mer fun camps such as
"Water Works," "Summer
Scrapbooking," "Musical
Adventures," "Cheer
Leading Camp," and more.
Older students, grades 5th-
9th, should check out
NFCC's "Health Scholars
Camp", "Computer

Summer Camps
Camp," and "Fun in the
The NFCC "Kids in
College" camps begin in
June. A complete course
listing is available
atwww.nfcc.edu (key word:
Community Education) or
mu n i t y pro -
tion. For more informa-
tion, contact Suzie
Godfrey at (850) 973-9453

"I'm bored. There's
nothing to do. What are
we going to do today?"
Get ready; it is
inevitable that kids will
get bored over the sum-
mer. You will hear these
words much too often.
There are many adven-
tures that students can
go on all summer which
first require the TV to
be turned OFF.
Activities that will keep
their minds sharp and
ready for the next year
are endless. Students
work very hard all year
long, and summer is a
time to relax and
recharge, but it is also
the perfect opportunity
to give your child an
academic boost. Give
your child "The
Winning Edge" with the
following suggestions.
My best students
over my 13 years of
teaching have been the
ones who have a knowl-
edge and appreciation
for music. So, pick up a
guitar, learn to play a
recorder or the harmon-
ica or the piano -any-
thing to get music into
them. The discipline
and rhythm they learn
from music is essential
in every academic area.
Reading is so
important. READ,
READ, READ this sum-
mer. Go to the library
and check out books of
all kinds. Read to your
kids; listen to books on
tape; have your child
read to you. Books can
even be downloaded
onto ipods. Keep them
As a fourth grade
teacher, I have learned
that one skill that many
students lose over the
summer is the memo-
rization of their multi-
plication tables from 1
to 9. I am certain that
they mastered it in third
grade. Each grade level
has basic facts that are
critical to success in the
upcoming year. If you
have a child entering
the grade below, remem-
ber the skill listed next
to their grade and drill
all summer. It only
takes about 5 minutes to
do 100 facts. Your
teacher next year will
thank you I promise.
Kindergarten Count 1
- 100 (count things, M

& M's, crackers,
anything). Make up sto-
ries as you count and
take some things away
Entering First
Grade Count by 2's,
3's, 4's, 5's, and 10's.
Entering Second
Grade Practice addi-
tion and subtraction
facts 1-10.
Entering Third
Grade Practice addi-
tion and subtraction
facts 1 20.
Entering Fourth
Grade Practice multi-
plication facts 1- 9.
Entering Fifth
Grade Practice divi-
sion facts 1 -10.
Entering Sixth
Grade Practice multi-
plication of fractions.
Keep this basic
foundation fresh all
summer long!
While it is very
important that students
keep their academic
skills sharp, it is just as
important to relax and
enjoy the break. So, go
fly a kite, grow a garden,
take a long walk, read
the nutritional facts on
cereal boxes, fly paper
airplanes, blow bubbles,
make tie dye articles,
look at old baby pic-
tures, learn to can and
freeze vegetables, make
stepping stones or make
your own ice cream (use
pain yogurt instead of
the cream add vanilla
and honey and your
favorite fruit DELI-
There are many
safe websites with fun
and educational activi-
ties. Try the following:
www.akidsheart.com (this
website has both educa-
tion and spiritual activi-
ties for all ages)
There are so many
more. The internet is a
world of information
where you can find sci-
ence experiments, play
games, get tips for play-
ing your musical instru-
ment-the list goes on
and on.
Have fun learning,
relaxing, and maintain-
ing knowledge this sum-
mer with the TV off
Most of all enjoy
your kids, they do not
stay young long and
they truly are a gift we
only have for a very
short time.

NFCC Honors Outstanding Students

North Florida Community
College celebrated its outstanding
students April 8 at the Fine Arts
Auditorium in an honors night cer-
emony led by NFCC President John
Grosskopf and Dean of Academic
Affairs Dr. Sharon Erle. The cere-
mony paid tribute to outstanding
students for the 2009-2010 academic
year. NFCC faculty and staff
announced each award recipient as
Grosskopf presented them with
plaques and certificates.
Jefferson County resident Charles
Pitts was named Religion Student
of the Year and Mathematics
Student of the Year.
McKinnley Workman of
Tallahassee, Fla. was selected as
the 2009-2010 Liberal Studies
Student of the Year. Workman is a
dual enrollment student. She is the
president of NFCC's Astronomy
Club and spends much of her time

volunteering at NFCC's Green
Industries Institute in Monticello,
Fla. She is also a member of the
Sentinel Rocketeers and Phi-Theta

Kappa Honor Society
This year's Friend of the
College recipient was Delores
Jones, of Madison, Fla., for her con-
tinued support of NFCC's many
programs, including her active
membership on NFCC's Advisory
Board for the Minority Leadership
"Delores Jones has consistent-
ly remained plugged into what is
happening at the college and made
viable suggestions about improve-
ments to NFCC," said President
John Grosskopf.

Photo Submitted
Jefferson County resi-
dent Charles Pitts receives
awards at NFCC Honors



County native Melissa
Martin graduated Summa
Cum Laude with a
Bachelor's of Science
degree from Florida State
University May 1, 2010.
She has been accepted
into the graduate program
for Communication
Sciences and Disorders.
Martin is a 2007 gradu-
ate of Aucilla Christian
Academy and the daughter
of Jeffrey and Lisa Martin;
and the granddaughter of
Pat Steinhorst, Carolyn
Martin and the late Tommy
Martin, all of Jefferson



Angela Dyal Young,
graduated from Flagler
College in Tallahassee with
a Bachelor's degree in
Elementary Education,
Certified K-6th Grade.
The ceremony took
place May 9, 2010, at Lee
Hall Auditorium located on
FAMU campus.
Young was recognized
as an Honor Graduate,
Summa Cum Laude, with a
4.0 grade point average.
She is a 2004 graduate
of North Florida Christian
School and received an
Associate of Arts degree
from Tallahassee
Community College in
She is the daughter of
Donna Dyal Mahoney and
Harold Dyal of Lloyd. She
is the granddaughter of
Betty Dyal of Brynwood
Center in Monticello, the
late Clarence Dyal of Lloyd,
Eva Cline of Southern
Living Center in Madison
and the late Hugh Cline, Sr.
of Tallahassee.
She celebrated her
graduation with a trip to
the Bahamas with her hus-
band Judah Young and
other graduating friends
from Flagler College.

Angela Dyal Young

Jefferson Residents
President's List
North Florida
Community College
released the President's
honor roll naming
Jefferson County residents
Ross Everett and Byron
Love with high academic
achievement for the spring
2010 academic term.
Students earning a
grade point average of 3.8
to 4.0 are eligible for the
President's honor list.
Students must take at least
12 credit hours during the
semester or, as part-time
students, complete a 12-
credit hour segment during
the term.
For information con-
tact the Office of College
Advancement, 850/973-1653
or email News@ NFCC.edu.

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Friday, May 14, 2010


CASE NO. 33-2009-CA-000112

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 14, 2010, and
entered in Case No. 33-2009-CA-000112, of the Circuit Court
of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for JEFFERSON County,
CATES, SERIES 2006-0PT2 is Plaintiff and JERRY A. HAN-
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC; are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE NORTH
a.m., on the 8th day of July, 2010, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim with 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 29th day of April. 2010.
Kirk B. Reams
As Clerk of said Court
By Sherry Sears
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you
are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator at Clerk Of Courts, Rm. 10, Monticello,
FL 32344, Phone No. (850)342-0218 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice
impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay
Kahane & Associates, PA.
8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
5/7, 14/10, c.

Exterior Renovations to the Jefferson County Courthouse
Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners

Riley Palmer Construction Company, Inc. CGC 1507645,
the Construction Manager, is accepting proposals from quali-
fied Trade Contractors for the referenced project. Sealed bids
for the following work will be accepted until 2:00 PM, Monday,
May 31, 2010 at Riley Palmer Construction Company, Inc., 567
West Washington Street, Monticello, FL 32344. Bids will not
be opened and read aloud but will be published following
review by Jefferson County.
Bid Package Number & Description
BP-07a Shingle Roof Replacement
BP-07b Flat Roof Renovation
BP-09a Painting & Joint Sealants

Bid Packages and Bid Documents will be available on
Monday, May 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Riley Palmer
Construction Company, Inc., 1208 Hays Street, Tallahassee, FL
32301. Please contact Sutton Webb at 850-528-6565 or
s.webb@rileypalmerconstruction.com for availability and pre-
qualification requirements. A Pre-Qualification form is avail-
able at www.rileypalmerconstruction.com and must be submit-
ted with your bid proposal.
A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on
Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Jefferson County
Courthouse, Monticello, Florida. Meeting will begin on the
South lawn.
Riley Palmer Construction Company, Inc. reserves the
right to reject any and all bids and waive informalities in the
best interest of Jefferson County.

Notice is here by given that the School Board of Jefferson
County, Florida, located at 575 S. Water Street, Monticello, Florida
32344 will receive bids for the sale of the following described prop-
erty owned by the School Board of Jefferson County, Florida:
Property Appraiser Parcel ID Number: 25-2N-4E-0000-0500-0000
El/2 of SE1/4 in El/2 of SE1/4 (Parcel ID lists as 3.91 acres with
existing building structure. However the western most 85 feet x
376.5 feet comer is being advertised for sale separately, approxi-
mately .735 of an acre, leaving 3.175 acres with building structures)
This property is being sold "as is" and no representations are
made or implied as to zoning, access, or its suitability for any intend-
ed or specific purpose. The parcel is situated in the City of
Monticello, Florida in Jefferson County, Florida.
All closing cost associated with this sale are at the purchaser's
expense, including the necessary property survey to extract this par-
cel from the original parcel.
Bids will be publicly opened at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May
27, 2010 in the conference room at the district office, 575 S. Water
Street, Monticello, Florida. No bid will be opened if received after
2:00 p.m. on May 27,2010. Please mark the envelope: "W.
Washington Street Parcel- Bid Opening 2:00 p.m. May 27, 2010."
Assistance with viewing this property or further information
may be obtained by calling the School Board Office at 342-0100.
The School Board of Jefferson County reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
By: Sandra Saunders, Chairperson
Jefferson County School Board
William Brumfield, Superintendent
Jefferson County School Board 5/12,14/10,c.

In accordance with Florida Statue a public auction will be held
on June 14, 2010 at 9 a.m. for a 1995 Chevy Truck blue in
VIN 1GCGC33F4SF003992.
Monticello Towing, 16 Lonnie Rd.
Monticello, FL 32344 997-0607.
To be sold as is for towing and storage charges.

Notice is here by given that the School Board of Jefferson
County, Florida, located at 575 S. Water Street, Monticello, Florida
32344 will receive bids for the sale of the following described prop-
erty owned by the School Board of Jefferson County, Florida:
Approximately 85 feet (east/west) on US Hwy 90 (W. Washington
Street) by 376.5 feet (north/south) along west property boundary
line of:
Property Appraiser Parcel ID Number: 25-2N-4E-0000-0500-0000
E1/2 of SE1/4 in E1/2 of SE1/4
This property is being sold "as is" and no representations are
made or implied as to zoning, access, or its ,ii .,Iii for any
intended or specific purpose. The parcel is situated in the City of
Monticello, Florida in Jefferson County, Florida.
This property is has a legal binding 25 year lease with the
Jefferson County Teacher's Credit Union for $1.00 per year until
March 7, 2029. The purchaser must honor the lease agreement.
Additionally, the Jefferson County Teacher's Credit has a "right of
first refusal" included in the lease.
All closing cost associated with this sale are at the purchaser's
expense, including the necessary property survey to extract this
parcel from the original parcel.
Bids will be publicly opened at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May
27, 2010 in the conference room at the district office, 575 S. Water
Street, Monticello, Florida. No bid will be opened if received after
2:00 p.m. on May 27, 2010. Please mark the envelope: "W.
Washington Street Parcel Bid Opening 2:00 p.m. May 27, 2010."
Assistance with viewing this property or further information may
be obtained by calling the School Board Office at 342-0100.
The School Board of Jefferson County reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
By: Sandra Saunders, Chairperson
Jefferson County School Board
William Brumfield, Superintendent
Jefferson County School Board





The Jefferson County Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting and a Public Hearing regarding the recom-
mendation to the Board of County Commissioners for approval and adoption of the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR)
Comprehensive Plan Amendments and the Future Land Use Map Amendments on June 10, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. THE MEETING
FL. The meeting may be continued as necessary.

Information concerning the meeting is available at the Jefferson County Planning Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill Road,
Monticello, FL. 32344, Telephone 850-342-0223. From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36, paragraph
c: Each board, commission, or agency of this state or of any political subdivision thereof shall include in the notice of any meet-
ing or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such board, commission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice,
the advice that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.


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More Detailed Maps and descriptions of the proposed map changes (including a list of the parcels to be changed) are
available on the Planning Department page at http://www. co.iefferson.fl.us or at the Planning Department Office at the
above address.

14A Jefferson County Journal

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Friday, May 14, 2010

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735 East Pearl Street
Monticello, Florida
For parts: 997-2509
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The Jefferson Journal

Fish & Game Feeding Chart
How to use: the major and minor feeding times for each day are listed below.
The major feeding times are the best for the sportsman and last about 2 hours,
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1Major Feed Times are imairIed b'1 an asteriskI (*)

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Soatkers Extreme 5atlridimg This Weekemd
FRAN HUNT at 5 p.m. and bullriding competition begins at 8 p.m. the event. Renegade Rodeo Company will be bringing
Jefferson Journal Concessions and vendors will be on the grounds sell- in the bulls, the shoots and seating for 1,000 spectators.
Staff Writer ing hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, onion Sponsors for the event include; Tallahassee
Southern Extreme Bullriding and cowgirls open rings, barbecue, chips, drinks and the like, as well as Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram; Seminole Auto; Big
barrel racing will be hosted this weekend at Natural trinkets and collectibles. Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will Bend Tire; Monticello Car Quest; Amber Waves;
Bridge Trails Arena and Campground in Fanlew. also be sold for $1 each or 6 for $5. Jimmy's Auto; Chicken Delite; Harper Revell Heating
Natural Bridge Trails Arena and Campgrounds is Tickets are $10 each night for adults, $5 for kids & Air; Badcock & More of Monticello; Rancho
located off CR-59 in Fanlew. Turn off CR-59 to Fanlew ages 9-12 and kids 8 and under will be admitted for Grande; J&M Pools; Jefferson Farmers Market; Ali's
Road and follow the roadway all the way to the end free. Strawberry Shakes; Waukeenah Fertilizer; Pro Bank

where Natural Bridge is located.
The event will be held May 14 and 15. Gates open



The Suwannee River Water
Management District (District) com-
mends the Geraldine Livingston
Foundation for its commitment to pro-
tect water resources at the Dixie
Plantation over the last 10 years.
A total of 8,901 acres of land on
the plantation are protected under a
conservation easement purchased by
the District for $2.3 million 10 years
The conservation easement per-
petually protects 4 miles of river
frontage on the Aucilla River and
about 2,000 acres of undisturbed
cypress forest in the river's floodplain.
Under the easement, the land will
remain in its natural state and condi-
The Dixie Plantation which
hosts field trials, trail riding and other

Secretary Tom Vilsack
today said that
orchardists and nursery
tree growers can begin
applying for benefits
under the Tree
Assistance Program,
which was authorized in
the 2008 Farm Bill.
Signup begins Monday,
May 10, 2010, at local
Farm Service Agency
(FSA) offices. "This pro-
gram helps our
orchardists and nursery
tree growers replant and
get back on their feet after
natural disasters," said
Vilsack. The Tree
Assistance Program
(TAP) provides help to
orchardists and nursery
tree growers who produce

The bullriding prize will be $1,000 added money
and the prize for the cowgirls barrel racing will be a
$500 added money prize.
RESEIRVED Payout will be Saturday
E EaR E night with slack runs held
OOI&N both nights.
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events is managed primarily to
enhance wild game habitat and
forestry The plantation is located near
"We appreciate the Geraldine
Livingston Foundation's commitment
to resource protection over the last 10
years," said Joe Flanagan, the
District's director for land acquisition
and management. "The conservation
easement continues to be an excellent
example of the compatibility of sus-
tainable forestry and watershed pro-
tection for the Aucilla River."
A conservation easement is a per-
petual agreement that leaves the basic
ownership and management of prop-
erty with the private landowner but
permanently restricts development
and prohibits the alteration of wet-

trees, bushes and vines
for commercial purposes,
to replant or rehabilitate
trees, bushes and vines
damaged or destroyed by
natural disasters.
The 2008 Farm Bill
expanded eligibility to
include Christmas tree
and nursery tree growers
that were ineligible under
prior legislation. Trees
grown for pulp or timber
or not grown for commer-
cial purposes are not eli-
gible. To be eligible for
TAP, producers must have
suffered more than a 15
percent death loss due to
the natural disaster after
adjustment for normal
mortality. TAP is a cost-
reimbursement program,
with payments covering

MAY 14th & 15th
Gates open @ 5p.m. Bullriding @ 8p.m.
Admmion Concessions Dnecbons:
IOAdmh yVendors HSSout
$8 Kids124- t liWmi,

500 added money COWOnS OPN M M i
a out is Saurday nght/~lk rm both e nght
$500 added monq C oWo OZN 313131. RIcE
Pay outisSaturdaynght/slachrunts bo gh

up to 70 percent of
replant costs and 50 per-
cent of pruning, removal
and other salvaging costs
for replacing or salvaging
damaged trees.
Producers can
receive assistance for up
to 500 acres of trees, bush-
es or vines. Producers
must also have purchased
a policy or plan of insur-
ance under the Federal
Crop Insurance Act or
Noninsured Crop
Disaster Assistance
Program, or for 2008,
obtained a waiver of the
risk management pur-
chase requirement
through the buy-in provi-
sion. Eligible losses must
have occurred on or after
Jan. 1, 2008, and before
Oct. 1, 2011. For more
information on the new
TAP program, please con-
tact your county FSA
office or the website at

RnIoUUCInI anllU I VV 11111ong
will serve as the announc-
er and Bubble Gum Bob
will be the rodeo clown for

of Tallahassee; JW Smokehouse Grill; Corley's
Corner Miniatures; Kirk Reams; M&L Brake and
Alignment; Steve Walker Realty; Design Cycle; Coney
Island Dog Cart; Tommy Surles Insurance; 104.1 FM
Gulf- 104, who will also have radio personalities on
hand during the event; Good Morning Mattress;
Andrew's Pressure Washing; 94.9 TNT radio; Amazing
Mail Solutions; Wendy and Shawn Yarbrough Horse
Trainers; and Hicks Farm & Feed.
For further information or to enter to compete,
call 997-2905.

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The Far mer

lTakes A Wife

If you've been read-
ing my column for
awhile you know that
although I have 11 ani-
mals and 2 fish in my
jurisdiction, I still don't
consider myself to be an
animal person. The
older I get, the more I
realize that there are
things in life that if one
is not exposed to them as
a child, it is quite diffi-
cult to get accustomed to
them as an adult. I was-
n't very adventurous as
a child. I've never been a
risk taker. I was afraid of
dogs until I got one
when I was 22. I admit it,
I was a pretty sheltered
young lady. But thanks
to the farmer-hubby, I've
backpacked to 13,000 feet
in Wyoming, killed
snakes, raised a calf
from a bottle and eventu-
ally milked her, and
learned that most noises
in the night are just that-
noises. I've come a long
way, baby
I still have a few
things on my list of

usually content to stay
inside and tend to the
youngens. But I've
learned that helping out
with the little things can
save him a lot of time
and free him up to do
other more important
and difficult things that
I have absolutely no
business learning how
to do. These are the days
of planting on the farm.
These are long days for
the farmers. In order for
us to have milk in the
morning, Bittersweet
cannot spend the night
with his Mama. I know
the last thing farmer-
hubby wants to do when
he gets home is feed and
wrangle the animals
into their respected pens
for the night. But he's
the one who has to do it
because it involves trick-
ery and deceit and you
have to be inside the pen
with all the livestock in
order to accomplish the
task. You can probably
imagine how I feel about
all that.

what I'd like to be able to Last night was
do independently Not going to be an especially
for my own glory but to late night for the farmer,
hpln nut the farmer T'm o T Iairl to mvsplf "Splf?

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What's a good looking'
person like yourself
doin' in a place like
this?" Ok, that isn't
what I really said, but
my Grandfather used to
say that all the time and
everyone thought it was
funny What I really said
to myself was, "Self?
Why can't you try to sep-
arate the animals
tonight? All it involves
is food and a little luck.
You've watched the
farmer do it for 3
months. Now go out
there and just do it."
Well I went out there
alright. And lady luck
was not on my side. That
rascal of a calf wouldn't
leave his Mamma's side,
the goats tried to steal
the food from me before I
could get it to their bowl,
and the Mama cow ate
her ration before I even
began to separate any-
one. The farmer makes
it look so easy I made it
look so hard. If my 7
year old daughter had
still been awake, I would
have been able to do it.
Well, she would have
been able to do it. I
would have simply
supervised and
slammed the gate when
she said so. But alas, I
had to send the text to
the farmer that said, "I
tried to separate the ani-
mals. Failed. Sorry"
And his reply, "Thanks
for trying." He was prob-
ably chuckling to him-
self envisioning me out
I am not quick, I am
not wise to the ways of
working animals. I don't
know that I ever will be,
either. I am awkward
and fearful and overall
out of place in that pen.
But I try! I try to over-
come the awkwardness.
I haven't given
up...tonight is yet anoth-
er opportunity to add a
new trick to my bag.

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