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    Main: Viewpoints & Opinions
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Main: Around Madison County
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Main: Madison County Relay for Life
        Page 7
    Main: Around Madison County continued
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Main: Earth Day 2005
        Page 10
        Page 11
    Main: Around Madison County continued
        Page 12
    Main: Madison County History
        Page 13
    Main: School
        Page 14
    Main: Outdoors
        Page 15
    Main continued
        Page 16
    Main: Regional News
        Page 17
    Main: Classifieds
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Our 140th Year. Number 28

Friday, April 22, 2005

Madison, Florida 32340

County Manager


Narrowed To Four

By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Commission began interviews
last Wednesday afternoon as
the search for a county manag-
Commissioner Clyde
King reminded fellow board
members at Wednesday morn-
ing's regular meeting that he
would vote against hiring any
manager, but King took part in
the interview process arid.
asked questions of the candi-
Twen.ty-one candidates
submitted applications for ,the
position. This list was nar-
rowed to six by the Madison
County Development Council
as they sought to help board
members select the right per-

son for the job. Of the six, four
were to be interviewed. One
person had dropped out while
another had already taken a
Three were to be inter-
viewed Wednesday afternoon.
Peter Herbert of Vernon,
Joseph S. Miranti of Saint
Cloud, and Ralph 0. Bowers
of Jasper, had appointments to
meet with commissioners. An-
other, Hugh King of Duluth,
Georgia, was scheduled for a
Thursday afternoon interview.
Commission Chairman
Alfred Martin said that after
all four candidates are inter-'
viewed, a background check
will be done on all of them
The North Flonrida Workforce
Development Board ,has of-
fered to do the' check.

Pastor Requests

Traffic Fatalities

Be Handled Faster

By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing. Inc.
It is taking too long to re-
move the bodies of accident
victims from local highway s-
according to a citizen h-ho
spoke at Wednesday's Count\
Commission meeting.
Rev. Richard N. Quack-
enbush. pastor of Lee United
Methodist Church. and Lee
Town Councilman, spoke
about the issue.
"Sometimes bodies have
had to remain on the street or
by the roadside for three or
four hours," he said. Recent-
ly. a 16-year old accident vic-
tim remained outside for
about five and one-half hours,
according to Quackenbush.
He said the current situation
is "a travesty just terrible."
The problems arise when
local law enforcement offi-
cers must wait for a Florida
Highway Patrol person to ar-
rive, complete the investiga-
tion, and release the body.
Sheriff Pete Bucher, a
former FHP officer, agreed
that the process needs to be
improved. He pointed out that
Patrol Troop H serves eight



Four Freedoms Festival

Was A "Hopping" Good Time!
,Josh Williams shois off his bullfrog. Blackjack. who was
the grand champion of the 2005 Four Freedoms Festival
Frog HopoflT. Please see the special section on the Four Free-
doms Festival held April 15 and 16 in Section B of toda' "s
Madison Enterprise-Recorder. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Emerald Kinsley, April 16, 2005):

County Commission

i Honors Marybelle James-

Rich Quackenbush 'ad-
dressed the Madison County
Commission about the con-
cerns of familI members of
people who are killed in car
crashes. He asked the com-
mission to write a letter to
the Florida Highwa3 Patrol
about the problem. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Mike Moore, April 20, 2005)
counties and the personnel
must cover a wide area.
Commissioners agreed
to write a letter about the
situation and invite FHP
Major Mark R. Trammell
to attend a meeting to dis-
cuss possible solutions.

Madison County Has

Highest Unemployment

Rate In Florida

By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A St. Petersburg Times.
story published Monday. Apnl
11, had good news and bad.
While praising much of
Florida, the story names
Madison County as the worst
for unemployment in the state.
Of Florida's 67 counties,
Madison is number one, or
was in. February. Madison
County's unemployment rate
for Februar w as 6.4 percent.
Hendry Count\ in South.

Mar belle James
BN Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Count[ commissioners
approved a resolution honor-
ing Marybelle James, a former
county commissioner who
died April 14. After the read-
.ing of the resolution, commis-

The Madis

Friends 0


Florida was in second place.
Florida's job market
grew 3.83 percent in the last
quarter of 2004. It was more
than double the rates for the
entire country.
Fort Myers was Flori-
da's fastest growing metro-
politan area. The Tampa Bay
area had the largest net gain
in jobs grow th.
The article was written
by Robert Trigaux, the
newspaper's business

sioners made comments about
James and her service to the
community. She \\as especial-
ly remembered for her work
with elderlN citizens. Her hus-
band of 65 years w as Sumpter
James, now serving as ma)or
of the City of Madison. Mary-
belle James's funeral \\as set
for Thursday, April 21.
She was 92 \ears old.
Other survivors include four
children: Melba James Mc-
Cart\. Sumpter James Ill.
Stanley James and Sharon
James Postell; 10 grandchil-
dren, and four great-grandchil-
Marybelle James was a
member of Mount Zion
Please See Commission,
Page 4A

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FCAT Scores Go Up!

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Third grade results for the
Florida Comprehensive As-
sessment Test (FCAT) were
given at the Tuesday, April 19,
meeting of the Madison Coun-
ty School Board.
Julia Waldrep, Director of
Instruction and Learning, gave
the results to the board and in-
dicated improvement in both
.reading and math for the coun-
ty's third graders.
Out of 179 students tested
countywide, six scored a Lev-
el 5 (the highest score) on
Reading and seven scored a


Level 5 in Math.
Last year, only three stu-
dents scored a Level 5 in
Reading and only three stu-
dents scored a Level 5 in
Fifty-one students scored
a Level 4 in Reading and 31
students scored a Level 4 in
Sixty-two students scored
a Level 3 in Reading and 65
students scored a Level 3 in
Thirty-eight students
scored a Level 2 in Math and
26 students scored a Le% el 2 in
Please See FCAT, Page 4A


Comes Under Fire

By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing. Inh, .
Madison County Com-
missioners have received a
large number of complaints
about Building Inspector Bill
Tyson and have decided to ad-
dress the issue.
Commissioner Ro\ Ellis
brought the subject rup near ihe
end of Wednesday's meeting.
He said he had heard from
several residents \\ho felt as
though T. son's manner and at-
titude were not appropriate.
"If I ha\e received one
complaint, I have received
20," added Commission
Chairman Alfred Martin. Oth-
er members said the\ had also
heard from county residents.
Several avenues were
considered as a \%a\ to solve
the problem. A discussion with
all five commissioners, a writ-
ten reprimand, a class to im-
prove social skills, were
among items considered. It
was decided that Comrunission-
er Clyde King would speak
with Tyson and see how im-
provements could be made.
King is the board's liaison
with the building department.
When called for com-
ment, T)son stated he was not
aware the matter had been
brought up during the meet-
ing. He had been present earli-
er to address the board on an-
other matter, but the subject of
the complaints \\as not dis-

Complaints about build-
ing inspector Bill. Tyson
were discussed during
Wednesday's Madison
County Commission meet-
ing. T.son had already left
the meeting before the dis-
cussion took place. iGreene
Publishing. Inc. Photo by
Mike Moore. April 20. 20050
cussed until he left.
"When someone can't
find fault w ith \ou profession-
all\. they may attack you in a
personal w~ay, said Tyson.
-'People do not always want to
hear what I have to say. I ha\ e
been dealing with a man who
constructed an addition to his
house w without obtaining a per-
mit. This is not right. He is not
happy with me.",
Tyson said he did not
know the names of others who
had complained.



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3 Sections, 56 Pages

Annie's Mailbox..............16A
Around Madison..........4-12A
Classifieds.................... 18A
Four Freedoms.......Section B
Jail Report....................3A
Legals............................ 18A
Mad. Co. History............13A
Obituaries...................... 5A

O utdoors.... ....................15A
Relay For Life.................7A
The Remote
Guide.................... C Section
Regional News...............17A
School.............................. 14A
Step Back In Time..........16A
W eather...........................20A


2A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder


Friday, April 22, 2005

6 ~0-

By Joe Boyles
In March, I wrote a 3-part
editorial series for the E-R on
Social Security reform. The
first part dealt with the histo-
ry of the program while parts
two and three covered prob-
lems with the existing system
and changes that are neces-
sary to reform the program
for the 21st Century.
Go back and look at those
three articles and you'll see
that I approached this topic
from a non-partisan view-

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Lisa Greene
Jacob BembrN. Bill Mc
and Nike Moore
Geor2anna Sherman and Ke
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Mary Ellen Greene. Dorothy
and Shanna Col\ in
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point. Rather than criticize
one side or endorse another, I
focused on the subject of So-
cial Security itself.
After having carefully
studied the topic, I have con-
cluded several things. First,
the central problem is the
pay-as-you-go approach,
which has been with us since
Social Security was created
70 years ago. Second, putting
a band-aid on the existing
program by either raising tax-
es or cutting benefits, will not
correct the fundamental

demographic crisis that we
are fast-approaching with the
retirement of the baby-
boomers. And third, to truly
reform and modernize the
system requires ownership
and personal accounts.
Having said this, let's
look at the highlights of a re-
form plan commonly known
as Ryan-Sununu, named after
the two congressional spon-
sors, Congressman Paul Ryan
(R-WI) and Senator John Su-
nunu (R-NH).
The key component of.

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The Ryan-Sununu Plan

Ryan-Sununu is that 6.4 per-
cent of the 12.4 percent paid
by each worker into Social
Security would be diverted
into a personal account
owned by the individual. The
privatization plan is progres-
sive in that low income work-
ers could divert a greater per-
centage into their personal ac-
count. The program would be
voluntary and would protect
workers who participate by
guaranteeing the minimal So-
cial Security payout. Howev-
er, any money above that
minimum which they accu-
mulate would be theirs to
keep and will to their heirs, if
it is not exhausted by the time
-of their death.
The reason why a privati-
zation plan like Ryan-Sununu
delivers benefits far in excess
of what ordinary Social. Secu-
rity promises is the invest-
ment component. While So-
cial Security funds grow at
the paltry rate of 1.8 percent.
any private means of invest-
ing in the American economy
has traditional) delivered be-
tieen 3.6 to 9.( percent
-growth over the long run.
Ryan-Sununu would offer a
menu of professionally man-
aged funds for investment
similar to the Thrift Savings
Plan currently offered to fed-
eral workers.
In order to protect Social
Security 'funds from being
misused by politicians, Ryan-
Sununu would create a sepa-
rate Social Security budget
independentof the federal op-
erating budget. Surpluses
projected through 2017 would
be used to pak the initial por-
tion of the transition costs of
the new program.
Some critics of Social Se-
curith reform and privatiza-

lnot addres,, &olkency"-'the

shortfall in funds to pay
promised benefits but this
is not the case with Ryan-Su-
nunu. The Social Security ac-
tuary has scored the plan and
had this to say: "The. large
personal accounts in the plan
are sufficient to completely
eliminate Social Security
deficits over time, without
any benefit cuts or tax in-
creases." That's' a powerful
In the latest Trustee's Re-
port, Social Security goes into
the red in 2017 when more is
paid in benefits than collected
in taxes. Don't forget, Social
Security as it was designed in
1935 and exists today is a
pay-as-you-go system. If and
when we change 'the system
to personal accounts, there
will be transitional costs,
maybe as much as $2 Trillion,
until the new system is suffi-
ciently robust to put us into
the black. Today, the actuar-
ies target 2040 as the year
when Ryan-Sununu will
achieve this solvency. In or-
der to pay for the funding
shortfall, requires restraint on
federal spending Ryan-Su-
nunu restricts the growth in
federal budgets by 1 percent
from 4.6 to 3.6 percent for the /
first eight years of the plan
which doesn't. seem unrea-
As the plan becomes
more robust, the authors actu-
ally see the date, possibly by
2055, when we might actually
decrease the payroll tax from
the current 12.4 percent (last
raised in 1990). Imagine that
a tax decrease! To the
American workers who cur-
rently pay 1 of every 8 dollars
into Social Security, such re-
lief is a welcome.
In summary, Ryan-Su-
Inunu wvoii'd..jnike $ociaIl Se-
curit\ ,solvent-L pay\ monire in

benefits than retirees current-
ly enjoy; do so without either
raising taxes or cutting bene-
fits; and enable payroll taxes
to be cut in the future. Now,
this is an important question:
have you heard anyone offer a
credible plan to 'fix' Social
Security that can top the ad-
vantages offered by Ryan-Su-
nunu? I didn't think so.
One of the things I really
fear is that, now that this top-
ic is on the front page thanks
to the President's interest, that
lawmakers will craft some
sort of a back-room bi-parti-
san deal like they have done
repeatedly throughout Social
Security's 70-year history.
Why do I fear this? Simply
because of their tendency to
make a deal that is convenient
for Beltway politicians but
detrimental to the American
The person to watch care-
fully through this political
fracas is Bill Thomas, chair-
man of the House Ways and
Means Committee where all
tax bills originate. When I
lived in the California desert a
dozen years ago, Thomas rep-
resented me. He is from Bak-
ersfield and a former junior
college economics professor.
He knows this business very
well and is a wise man, so
keep your eye on him.
I have asked these ques-
tions before, but they deserve
repeating. Would you rather
invest in government or in the
American economy? Are you
comfortable with trusting
politicians to handle your re-
tirement, or do you trust your-
self? If you believe in the
American economy and trust
your judgment, then take a
close look at the Ryan-Su-
nunu plan. It just may have
the answers to most of your
concerns. ,, .. ;, ..

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Jacob's Ladder
Jacob Bembry

Missing In Action: My Mind
Have you seen my mind lately? It's been missing and I wish
that it would come home.
I have been absentminded and I know that the truant officer
is searching for my mind. I apologize if you've told me something
at the store or in the restaurants that you want in the newspaper
and I've forgotten.
(I do know that I forgot to put an item in the "Lee Limelight"
column in Wednesday's newspaper. Wilmer and Carlene Bell told
me that their daughter, Darlene Williams, had returned to Madi-
son County and is living in the Yellow Pine Subdivision.)
I love my job and one of the biggest advantages is also one
of its biggest disad.antages staying busy. Sometimes, it seems
overwhelming when there is so much to do and, sometimes, it
seems like a relief to have things to do to keep your mind busy.
I remember, as a teenager, everything seemed to overwhelm
me. It seemed like school was going to kill me at times. It seemed
like I had so much to do. Now, I look back and wish that I had the
leisure time I had ien. My mind took many vacations back then,
but went to more exotic locations. I was lost in a world of beau-
tiful women, fast cars and money. The world is most commonly
known as Daydream.
I was in O'Neal's this past Sunday when I saw one of my
teachers from high school. Clyde Cruce was the biggest, meanest,
nastiest teacher I had, but he was the best teacher that I had in
high school. I would hate to have to sit through one of his class-
es again, but I thank him for his toughness and his fairness while
I was in school. I would like to thank him for making me what I
am today, but I can't because I can't blame him for anything. It's
my own fault that I am what I am today.
I can still remember many things but most of them are from
my past. If you tell me something while I'm on the street, make
sure I have a pen and a notepad or make sure you call me later and
remind me. I don't have a photographic memory and if I do, it's
out of film.
One of the good times I remember is when I was 11 years old.
Ron Maddux was preaching a sermon at the church I went to and
I fell under conviction. I went to the altar and accepted Jesus
Christ as my Savior. It was a real turning point in my life.
I hadn't wanted to go to church that day, but I remember my
mama had talked me into going. I thank God that she did.
I had a dream Monday night. I dreamed I was lying in bed
and became overwhelmed with grief and a sense of loss that my
mother was no longer with me. I became sobbing uncontrollably
and saying, "I miss my Mama." Now, I'm awake and I do still
miss her every moment, but I know that one day, I will be reunit-
ed with her in Heaven and I will know grief no more.

Madison County

Extension Service
Diann Douglas

Secret of Saving Success
Do you have trouble saving money? Many people do until
they learn the secret of saving success. A plan for saving money
is an important part of any household budget. Regular savers end
up saving far more than occasional savers, even when they save
only a small amount at a time. It is therefore important to make
saving a habit. Families have different needs and goals and their
savings should reflect this. Most experts suggest the average
family have a goal to save between 2 and 10 percent of take home
pay. Others suggest that a minimum savings of six to nine
months' income be established. Whatever your family decides,
the important thing is to do it, and the time to begin is now.
Dr. Jo Turner, Professor Family, & Consumer Economics,
University of Florida Extension, says:
There are many ways to save. A popular way is to have your
employer deduct a portion of your earnings each payday and de-
posit it directly into some form of a savings account. Or, you may
want to try putting your change into a jar or home bank each
evening. When it is full, deposit the money in a savings account.
Other ideas include saving the amount of an old payment,
once it has been repaid. instead of spending it, or saving half of
any increase in salary, wages or bonuses.
: Perhaps the best method, however, is that of paying yourself
first. This means examining your family budget, determining
how much can be saved and setting that amount aside before any
bills are paid. Write your first check each month to your savings
I a f a family only saves the money left after paying bills and
providing for the family's living expenses, the savings account is
likely to be slim to none. How fast will your savings add up?
That depends on several factors: how much you put aside, how
long it is kept in savings and at what interest rate. It is amazing
how fast a little adds up.
'The key to saving success is consistency. Always save some
amount and save it regularly. Three reasons people fail to save
are: (1 procrastination, (2) failure to set financial goals and (3)
ignorance of what small amounts of money can do to accomplish
goals. Remember to pay yourself first and you'll be surprised at
what you can save.
SFor more information on money or consumer issues, contact
the Madison County Extension Service at 973-4138.

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Jail Report

Joseph Michael Pate--
Possession of drug para-
phernalia, possession of
marijuana more than 20
grams, possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell
Ricky Irvin Crumity--
DWLSR or cancelled
Reginald Dewayne
Cuthbertson--Failure to
Keith Owen Martin--
DWLSR or cancelled
Victor Lopez--No
valid or expired drivers li-
Shana Latrice Francis-
-Worthless checks
Michael Antinoa
Boykin--DWLSR or can-
Calvin McQuay--VOP
Willie James Ander-
son--DUI, DWLSR or can-
celled, refusal to sbumit to

a breath test (second of-
fense), resisting an officer
without violence
Thomas C. Mobley--
Burglary while armed, pos-
session of marijuana less
than 20 grams
John M. Hemmings--
Failure to appear (arraign-
Kenneth Eugene New-
some--Domestic violence
(battery), failure to appear
Thomas Hill Hicks--
Disorderly intoxication
William Henry Sams--
DWLSR or cancelled
Lashena Lynette Ball--
DUI (two counts)
Markies Lyncoia Sav-
age--Criminal registration
John Jamaal Jackson--
VOP (circuit)
Rorinie Linsey Boykin-
-Criminal mischief

Moore Thoughts
Mike Moore I
Columnist .

Lessons From a Kite Contest
In The Madison Enterprise-Recorder, we provide a maga-
zine called American Profile. Last Friday's cover siorN in that
publication informed us that April is National Kite' Flying
.Month. I did not know this fact.
Kite flying has very special memories for me.
I was nine years old. Right away you can tell this will be a
story from many years ago.
The entire group of Cub Scouts, called the Pack, was in-
volved in a kite contest. We were to construct our own kites,
with some help from our dads. At the appointed time on a hope-
Lf-jy-windy, Saturday, the eager builders/fl)er-. would assemble
for competition. Prizes would be awarded to the best-looking
kite, the biggest. most unusual. etc. I cared for none of these. I!
was only interested in the Big Prize, the highest-flying kite. I
was determined to win.
My dad and I made the kite out of sturdy sticks, which I
think he obtained from the local lumber yard. The body was of
plain brown paper, perhaps from a grocery bag or two. This
made our kite one of the first vehicles to carry advertising in out-
er space, since the bag bore the name of the local supermarket.
We purchased several rolls of tough twxine. This v. as the key, the
secret to our success. Printed on the packaging was the length of
the twine-how many feet were on the roll. I tied the end of one
roll of twine to the end of the next until I had the amazing length
of 2,500 feet. This is nearly 1/2 mile. I was serious about win-
ning the award for highest-flying kite. The roll of twine was now
rather large and impressive. We parked the car and headed out
across the open field where the event was to take place.
Then tragedy struck. In my 'youthful, enthusiasm, I tripped:
over my kite and snapped one of the, cross sticks. There I stood,
after weeks of preparation and work,' -hile unsympathetic Cubs
and dads hurried past. They reminded me of those who passed
by and did not help the injured man in the Bible story of the
Good Samaritan.:
My dad calmly plucked one of the stalks growing in the
field, took twine and knife and spliced the broken stick. We were
on our way again. I was. not sure the repair job would hold
against the strong winds. ..
It worked. .The judges came by and stared in amazement.
My kite was not visible, it was up so high. I won. The prize was
a shiny silver flashlight with batteries included.
Why a kite story from many years ago? There is a lesson
here. Life may have knocked you down, broken your kite, shat-
tered a dream. Get up, splice it, and go on.
I also had my first lesson about how the news media must
be everywhere and they are not, alw ays accurate. Somehow a
story appeared in the local paper about how I had made the re-
pairs. I suspected Dad leaked the information. That is a story for
another time.
God does not know defeat. He will help us and fight the bat-
tle. Job problems? Poor health? Money woes? God can get it
patched and keep us moving. The Book of Psalms in the Bible
has .many encouraging verses such as "I cried to my God for
help" and "He is our help" and "an ever-present help" and oth-
ers. The current issue of Reader's Digest tells of a soldier seri-
ously wounded in Iraq. He decided to return to duty there. A hor-
rible wound did not stop him. He kept going.
In the middle of Florida's West Coast, there is a place called
the Seabird Sanctuary. Workers there help sea gulls, pelicans, and
other birds with broken wings or similar problems. The birds are
helped and enabled to survive. They enjoy just being birds again.
There is life with a broken wing.
In addition to our own need for help and then moving on, we
should be aware of the human wreckage all about us. There are
hurting people with worse problems than a broken wing. I know
some people who write letters to those in prison. I know of ladies
who volunteer at a hospital. I know of people who provide food
and comfort and other items to kids at a children's home. And
there are those who help the blind and abused women and mis-
guided teenagers and.... get the picture.
You can win with a broken kite.

Letters to the Editor are typed word for
word, comma for comma,
as sent to this -newspaper.

I Was Disappointed

With Down Home Days
I went to the Down Home Days' celebration Saturday and
was thoroughly disappointed. I had out of state guests and they
were looking forward to going with me to see all of the arts and
crafts booths. There was hardly any.
I don't know what the problem was, whether the cost of
booth space is too high or the vendor's were not asked to come,
but it wasn't worth the trip to town. I certainly hope things are
different next year or there soon won't be anymore Down Home
Laura Pulliam

Miss Black Madison

Pageant Shows Racism
Dear Editor,
I am writing this letter in reference to the recent article re-
garding the "Miss Black Madison County Pageant."
First, let me say that I understand our rights of freedom in
this country and I respect those rights. I try like most people to
be open minded and treat all people with respect.
I have a problem with what this pageant represents, plain
and simple racism! I am certain -if a group of white people
formed a "Miss White Madison County Pageant" all heck would
break loose.
I have lived in this county all my life and experienced the
trials and tribulations associated with racism. I thought we had
moved forward in resolving this issue, but this pageant proves
that I was mistaken.
Very Disappointed Citizen

The Ginger Jar
Ginger Jarvis

Wonder Drugs Make Us Wonder
Most of you know how a sty feels. The affected eye swells,
itches, and gives the sensation of tiny grains of sand that will not
go away no matter how much eyewash you apply. By the second
day, the eyelid is swollen and red enough to draw notice from
perfect sfirigers, to say nothing of friends, 'eldii es. and the oc-
casional cart) acquaintance. --.....
I was an adult before I experienced this medical agon'. One
of my foster daughters diagnosed it for me and prescribed a lit-
tle tube of vellowish-orange ointment called Stje. The stuff
worked! It relived the pain and helped reduce those sandy
grains. A couple of days later. I felt like new.
I had a fe6% sties after that. Imagine my consternation when I
went to the neighborhood drug store for Stye and couldn't find
it. When I asked the pharmacist, he said, "The company had, to
take that off the market. The government said the orange oxide
in it could damage someone's eyesight."
What?! My medicine is gone because a nameless "some-
one" might suffer eye damage? So, what am Isupposed to do to
freat this tsr? The pharmacist recommended another ointment
that had all the effectiveness of mare's sweat. Well. ma\ be less.
An)\\aN. some years passed before I learned that Stye is
*back on the market, available in some Eckerd's drug stores and
perhaps others. I haven't found any yet. Thank goodness I have
not needed it.
The same fate is befalling painkilling drugs these days. The
latest news is that Bextra has disappeared into a black hole of
fear. Once the prescription drugs all slide into that pit. someone
who wants to "protect the public" will begin on aspirin,
Neosporin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, and other medicines that inhabit
almost every medicine cabinet in the country. We'll be back to
rubbing aloe leaves on our burns, sticking boiled onions in our
ears for earache, and swigging Black Draught for internal ail-
ments. (Can you spell asafetida bag?)
Our pharmaceutical industry has, progressed far beyond
those ancient remedies. However, along with advancement has
come fear of heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, and cancer. Ef-
fective drugs get pulled because someone is afraid of something.
Two years ago, I experienced severe pain in the last knuck-
le of one of my fingers. Typing and playing the piano and guitar
were almost impossible. The pain drove me to my doctor, who
said, "You've got rheumatoid arthritis," and gave me an eight-
day supply of Bextra. The pain subsided with each dose, and af-
ter the next-to-last one, it faded altogether. I still have one pill
left, and absolutely no pain.
For me, Bextra was worth the risk. I believe that many pa-
tients would prefer to take a pain medication than the agony they
suffer daily, yes, even hourly. I believe that our watchdog gov-
ernment. would do us more good by letting our physicians ex-
plain the risks to us so that we can decide whether we want
Vioxx, Bextra, or any other painkiller. I believe we should have
the choice.
People who suffer chronic pain (and their friends and rela-
tives) must make some effort to contact their lawmakers and
government agencies, before we have no relief from pain of any
kind. "Learn to live with it" is not what I want to hear from my
doctor. You don't like that idea, either.
The medicines that relieve pain offer hope and renewed ac-
tivity to millions of sufferers. We need those pills and potions in
this modem age when we live longer and expect to work into our
senior years. We really do need the option of choosing for our-
selves rather than have the government make up our minds for
Get into this battle before it is lost. And if you should locate
a tube of Stye anyplace, buy it for me and I will gladly reimburse
you. I want it just in case. You never know when the sandy
grains will return. I want to be ready.


FW&y, April 22, 2005




4A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder AROUND MADISON COUNTY

Madison County Youth

Friday, April 22, 2005

Show Off Their Public Speaking Skills

The fourth grade Tropicana Speech Contest county win-
ners smile for camera as they hold their new plaques. Pictured
left to right are: 1st place, Rachel Webb; 2nd place, Kailee Mor-
ris; 3rd place, Audrey Wynn; and honorable mention, Keeley
Smith. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
April 20, 2005)

By Rachel Kudelko, 4-H Extension Agent
The 4-H/Tropicana County Speech Contest took place
Wednesday, April 20th. There were 26 competitors from 4th -
6th grade. Over 400 students from Madison Academy, Madi-
son Central School, Pinetta Elementary School, and Lee Ele-
mentary School participated this year. The judges for this
year's contest were Paula Arnold, President/CEO of the Madi-
son County Chamber of Commerce, Heidi Copeland, Family
and Consumer Science Extension Agent from Jefferson Coun-
ty, and Beth Cashwell from Edward Jones Investments in
This year's winners are:
Fourth Grade:
1st Place: Rachael Webb "My Violin", Madison Acad-
2nd Place: Kailee Morris "Relay for Life", Madison
3rd Place: Audrey Wynn "Aggie", Madison Academy
Honorable Mention: Keeley Smith "Cousins are Best
Friends", Madison Central School
Fifth Grade:

The fifth grade Tropicana Speech Contest county winners
pose for a picture as they hold their new plaques. Pictured left
to right are: 1st place, Meghan Maultsby; 2nd place, Taylor
Money; 3rd place, Lindsey Pinkard; and honorable mention,
Kristi Ferrell. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kins-
ley, April 20, 2005)

1st Place: Meghan Maultsby "My Big Sister- Lauren",
Madison Academy
2nd Place: Taylor Money "My Crazy Little Brother",
Madison Academy.
3rd Place: Lindsey Pinkard "Through Thick and Thin",
Madison Academy
Honorable Mention: Kristi Ferrell "Gymnastics", Pinetta
Elementary School
Sixth Grade:
1st Place: Aaron Pitts "Hybrid Cars", Madison Central
2nd Place: Emily Webb "My Trip to. Washington State",
Madison Academy
3rd Place: Cheltsie Kinsley "The Greene Family", Madi-
son Academy
Honorable 'Mention: Latonya Jones "Ray Charles", Madi-
son Central School
The 1st Place winners from each grade won full scholar-
ships to 4-H Camp Cherry Lake this summer from May 31st -
June 3rd.
Tropicana Products, Inc. prides itself in being the only

The sixth grade county winners of the Tropicana Speech
Contest smile for the camera as they hold their new plaques.
Pictured left to right are: 1st place, Aaron Pitts; 2nd place, Emi-
ly Webb; 3rd place, Cheltsie Kinsley; and honorable mention,
Latonya Jones. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley, April 20, 2005)

global citrus juice business. A division of Pepsi Co, Inc., the
company has sponsored this public speaking program since
1969. The company provides materials and awards for the
school contest winners as well as the trophies and the camp
scholarships for the fifth and sixth grade winners of the county
contest. The trophies and the camp scholarship for the fourth
grade winners are provided by the Madison County 4-H Foun-
dation. Florida 4-H is part of the Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences and is active in each of the 67 counties.
The program is designed for youth age, 5-18 with the vi-
sion of being the leading youth development program that cre-
ates positive change in youth, families, and communities. For
more information on Tropicana, please visit their website at
http://tropicana.com. For more information on Florida 4-H,
please visit http://4h.ifas.ufl.edu. For more information on
Madison County 4-H, please visit the Madison County Exten-
sion Office or visit the website at http://madison.ifas.ufl.edu.
The county contest was a very successful event with about
sixty spectators in attendance. Congratulations to all who par-

Madison Academy students, fourth Ihru sixth grade traveled to the Madison 4-H extension center to compete in the counti-
wide Tropicana Speech Contest. Pictured left to right are: Rachael Webb, Audre) Wynn, Kailee Morris, Taylor Money, Lindsey
Pinkard, Meghan Maultsby, Emily Webb, Ashlyn Welch, and Cheltsie Kinsley. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kins-
ley, April 20, 2005)

Pinetta Elementary School was represented well at the
county-wide Tropicana Speech Contest. Pictured left to right
are: Kasaundra Vowell, Jacob Light, Kristi Ferrell, and Ashley
Duran. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
April 20, 2005)


A.M.E. Church No. 1.
Judge Wetzel Blair appeared to ask that meetings take
place with those concerned with the Ag Center building and its
use. He pointed out that young people receive tremendous ben-
efits from their work with animals.
The county will now have autopsies performed by the
medical examiner in Tallahassee rather than the one in Jack-
The board also heard from Sheriff Pete Bucher who re-

Twenty-eight students scored a Level 1 (the lowest) in
Reading and 37 scored a Level 1 in Math.
Lee Elementary School had three students that scored a
Level 1 in Reading. Pinetta Elementary School had two students

Lee Elementary Students that participated in the county-
wside Tropicana Speech Contest were (left to right): Logan
Groover, Mikayla Plain, Alana Ellison, and Sharon Bontrager.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 20,

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Madison County Central School students, fourth thru sixth grade traveled to the Madison 4-H extension center to compete
in the county-wide Tropicana Speech Contest. Pictured left to right are: Connor Ginn, Keeley Smith, Christian Griffin, Elainie
Jarvis,.Cammie Frakes,.Viktoria Lacroix, Latonya Jones, Aaron Pitts, and William Turner. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, April 20, 2005)

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quested that a grant be applied for to help with overtime pay
for officers. The requested amount was $4,443.00.
Past-due bills from the county EMS will now be turned
over to a South Florida collection agency, Rapid Recovery and
Professional Billing, Inc. Tens of thousands of dollars go un-
paid each year and EMS hopes this action will mean more is
Commissioners approved a proclamation declaring April
24-May 1, as Soil and Water Stewardship Week.

Cont'd from Page 1A
that scored a Level 1. Greenville Elementary School had one
student that scored a Level 1.
Madison County Central School had seven students who
scored a Level 1 in Math and Lee Elementary School had one
student who scored a Level 1 in Math.

April 22
Singles Party, hosted ,by Positive Christian Singles, every
Friday at 1650 River Street (1/4 mile east of Sam's Club), Val-
dosta. This week's theme is.Vegas Nights Party. Dance lesson at
8 p.m., DJ plays country, oldies, and rock from 8:30 p.m. Fun
mixers and karaoke. $8 admission includes food and drinks. In-
formation at 229-242-3797.
April 22
The Madison County Excel School is pleased to announce
its first annual Fashion Show. The program will begin at 7:00
p.m. at NFCC's Van Priest Auditorium. Admission will be $5 for
all adults and school-aged children.
April 24
Cherry Lake First Baptist Church will celebrate their home-
coming, with Sunday school at 10:15 a.m., worship at 11:30 a.m.
and dinner and fellowship at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, April 22, 2005


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/e4#sice /ea#% PaAw/owa
Bernice Jeana Pawlowicz, age 74, passed away on Thursday,
April 14, 2005, in Jacksonville Beach.
Funeral services were Wednesday, April 20,2005, at Beggs Fu-
neral Home Madison Chapel, Madison. Burial followed in Oak
Ridge Cemetery in Madison. ,
She was born in Madison on September 24, 1930, the daughter.
of the late John Petrowski and Helen Dutkowski. She had been a
resident of Jacksonville, Beach since 1969. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two grandsons, Eugene Alan Pawlowicz of
Jacksonville Beach and Tyler Grey Pawlowicz of Jacksonville;
three granddaughters, Stephanie Jean Pawlowicz of Atlantic Beach,
Kimberly Ann Sanchez of Middleburg, and Andrea Michelle
Phillips of Jacksonville Beach; and 5 great grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, A. Stanley Pawlowicz and
her son Gene Pawlowicz.

An effort is under way to simplify the increasingly complex federal tax
code. It's called the FairTax, and it would get rid of the entire federal income
tax system, taking with it the reams of paperwork and hours of number
crunching that goes along with tax preparation.
The FairTax, supported by the American Farm Bureau Federation,.is a
national retail sales tax based on personal consumption that would replace
the federal tax system. It would repeal all individual and corporate income
taxes, as well as payroll, self-employment, estate, capital gains and gift tax-
es. It would replace thest taxes by levying a single-rate sales tax on the final
sale of new goods and services for personal use. The FairTax would also do
away with the Internal Revenue Service.
"The current tax system forces farmers and ranchers to consider the tax
consequences of each input purchase, commodity sale, capital asset purchase
or capital asset sale. Tax planning has become a part of everyday decision-
making," saidAFBFPresident Bob Stallman. "Farmers and ranchers should
be making business decisions based on economics, not tax consequences."
AFBF policy supports replacing the current federal income tax system
with a system that does not penalize success and encourages savings, in-
vestment and entrepreneurship. AFBF wants a transparent and simple sys-,
tem that requires minimal personal information.
"After a lifetime of hard work and paying taxes, farmers and ranchers
face double taxation through capital gains ta\es at retirement and estate tax-
es at death," Stallman said. "Ihese taxes often discourage retirees liom real-
locating assets to a more appropriate mix for their retirement years, and
younger prodticers lose the opportunity to purchase the assets the\ need to
start or expand farm and ranch businesses.
"[The FairTax] would have a positive impact on day-to-da farm and
ranch management and the transfer of farms and ranches from one genera-
tion to the next"
Data shows thatAmericans spend approximately $250 billion each year
to comply with the federal tax code, FairTax proponents report, which breaks
down to nearly $3,000 per family or $850 per person.
The FaiTfax Act of 2003 would levy a 23 percent tax on the final sale
of goods and services in place of all current federal taxes. Exports and busi-

Two Companies Join To

Offer Increased Funeral

And Cremation Services
By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two companies have joined forces and now Madison Coun-
ty residents have several options to select from when making
cremation and funeral arrangements.
International Cremation Society and All Florida Funeral
Home are now working together.
We can save people from 30-50% on the cost of funerals and
cremation services and now can offer much more than %\e could
previously," said Craig Williams of ICS. Williams works out of
the North Florida area but he emphasized that the new business
agreement will serve citizens throughout Florida. ICS has a cre-
matory in Lake City and All Florida is based in Harbour Heights
in South Florida. "We offer services taking the funeral experi-
ence back to the churches if people prefer this," said Williams.
The combined companies offer discounts on hospice and pre-
need arrangements.
All Florida uses the slogan. "Home of the Affordable Fu-
neral." The group now offers simple cremation, cremation with
memorial service, funeral services with cremation, traditional
funeral and burial. They offer payment plans, Social Security
Benefits, and veterans' benefits.
For additional information, call 800-503-3013.

Billie Joe Tuten, age 71, passed away Wednesday, April
20, in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Perry.
Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, April 23,
2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Madison. Vis-
itation will be Friday, April 22, from 6-8 at Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel.
He was born in Madison on March 12, 1934 and was a
Veteran, with the U.S. Army. He was employed with Bowden
and Sons before retiring and was a member of the Church of
He is survived by two daughters Ann Batton and Joey
Bowden of Perry; one brother, Freddie Tuten of Perry; two
sisters, Sylvia Cruce and Sandra Stanley of Madison; and six
He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Brannen Tuten.

ness inputs would not be taxed, and business-to-business transactions and
used product sales would be exempt
The FairTax also provides sales tax rebates on all spending up to the
poverty level. The rebate would be paid in advance and revised in accor-
dance with the poverty guidelines administered by the Department of Health
and Human Services. This provision would ensure that families do not pay
taxes on essential goods and services, and middle-income families would for
the most part be exempt from tax on most of their annual spending.
Additionally, Social Security and Medicare benefits would remain in-
tact with the FaifTax, as the respective trust funds would collect the same
amount of money as they do now. Trust fund revenue would come from
sales tax revenue rather than payroll tax revenue.
H.R. 25 has been referred to the House Committee on W\a.s and
Means, and S. 1493 has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

Thank You

Bills Joe Bass. Street Superxisor. would like to
thank every one for a good job done on the cleanup af-
ter the street dance and Four Freedoms events.
Special thanks 20 out to Jerome Carter. Yeagerd
Brinson and Harold Olmstead, from the street depart-
ment. Also, to Albert Barfield and count\ crew. and
Mr. Robinson and crew from D.O.C.
Thanks to exervone in the street department % ho
helped put up signs and take down signs.
Thank \ou.
Street Super\ isor. Bill\ J. Bass and Bennie Mur-
ph\. Asst. Street Super isor

JVA, & fl3Lianton

The wedding. of Victoria
'-" Norris and Jason Blanton will
take place Saturday, April
23rd at Unity Baptist Church
Sf Madison at 3:00 p.m.
Please join in this joyous
- occasion.

-4hank You
To the person or persons who thought enough
of me to submit my name as Citizen of the Year. I
will always treasure this memory because I'm not
someone who does things for recognition.
God Bless You.
LolaMcGhee -

To all of you that attended my
50'" Birthday LUA4U celebration
on March 26, 2005.
Your generous gifts and
contributions are very much
appreciated. Alay God bless each of
you that supported me in making my
special day a memorable occasion.
LalVerne Dixon Stephens



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The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 7A

Friday, April 22, 2005

Madison County Relay For Life

April 29-30 MCHS FootbaltField



Eli's Friends and Family Host A "Cutest Baby" Contest

By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Babies and small children who are between the ages
of newborn and four years old were asked to have their
pictures sent in for public viewing at the Cutest Baby
Contest at the Four Freedoms Festival April 16.

The contest was sponsored by Eli's Friends and Fam-
ily Relay for Life team.
The way it worked was, the public voted, a dollar per
vote for the cutest babies that were on display. The pro-
ceeds will go directly to Madison County Relay for Life.
All the winning babies received trophies.

The winners of the contest were; Tyler Grass, 12-23
months, Gracie Smith, 24-35 months and Ahyauna Jack-
son, 36-48 months.
If there are any questions about Relay for Life
Fundraisers, call Sharon Smith at 973-2611, or Nancy
Curl at 973-4151.

Tyler i ss, winner olf he 1 2-23 months di ision (;ride Smill, winner ol lir 24-35 monllths dli vision

Four Freedoms Festival Is Good

Fund-Raising Time For Relay Teams

Shanna Colvin, left, and her mother, Sharon Smith. ..--: --: .. .- ...
right, (of Eli's Friends and Family) hosted the Cutest Baby Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Da}
Contest during Doi n Home Days in order to raise money for Saints were out selling baked goods to raise money for their
Relay for Life. Their were also selling Relay for Life and Sur- Relay for Life team. Pictured left to right are: Barbara.
vivor magnetic ribbons. These ribbons are still available for Grimm, Clara Gilliam, Elder Elijah Fielding and Elder
sale. For more information, please call Shanna at 973-4141 Derek Bruton. Relay For Life will be held April 29 and 30 at
or Sharon at 973-2611. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Boot Hill at Madison County High School. (Greene Publish-
Emerald Kinsley, April 15, 2005) ing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 15, 2005)

Relay For Life Team Spotlighti....

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three or four years. She re- Dinner" at the print shop
cently stepped down this that raised over $500.
year, and I knew about the "We sold about 150 din-
organization, so I figured it ners., We made deliveries to
was for a great cause and people who couldn't make
took over as captain," said it into the store, too. Fortu-
Cole. nately, we had all the din-"

By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Relief Printing is com-
, bining disco and rave glow
sticks asa they dance their
way into the final two
weeks of Relay for Life.,
The Relief Printing team is
4 now selling tie-dye .disco
shirts for $15, with their
, theme, "Staying Alive," on
the back.
Tracy Cole is the team
captain and is anxious to
get started'in her first year
in Relay for Life.
"I started working at
Relief Printing about a year
ago and they've had the
a same, captain for abou
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Cole has had first hand
experience dealing with
cancer as her mother and
grandmother both had been
diagnosed with breast can-
The Relief Printing
team has sponsored two
fundraisers so far. They
held a bake sale at her of-
fice for staff and customers
that raised over $100. There
was also a "Boston Butt

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ners cooked the night be-
fore, so most of the work
was done," said Cole. "The
T-shirts are selling well,
too;. presently, we've sold
about 25 so far," she added.
The night of Relay they %
have designed a dance stage 0
and will perform a variation
a disco dances, and also
will. be selling glow-stick i
bracelets and necklaces to *
the dancers in the crowd. ,
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Ah.13una. Jackson, w inner of the 36-48 months (li\ision

Relay For Life Set

For April 29 And 30

By Jacob Beinbry
Greene' Publishing, Inc.
*w The Madison (County RelaN for Life. which ,a '..es monev
.for the Amerin Gdanceraat'day. April.29,
and Saturda HApiil.30..at d i"ot'till at Mason upty High
The Relay will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday evening and can-
cer survivors will take a lap around the track at 6:30 p.m., fol-
lowed by cancer patient caregiers., before the teams begin
their nightlong relay, which will last until 12 noon on Satur-
Entertainment will be on tap all evening as Becky's Dance
Steps Studio will kick off the performance by kicking their
heels and tapping their toes, beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at
8:30 p.m.
Molly Lynn Boland will perform from 8:30-9 p.m.
The Lummaria Ceremony will be held at 9 p.m.
Brad Barrett will perform from 9:30-10 p.m.. followed by
MoUly Lynn Boland, who will once again perform from 10-
10:30) p.m.
A Mr. Relay contest will be held from 11 a.m. until mid-
night. As the clock strikes midnight, the audience will see
which one of the male contestants loses fus glass slipper and
which one has the goods to win the beauty contest.:
Elvis will perform from midnight until 2 a.m.
At 3:30 a.m., Paige Peavy w ill lead an aerobics demon-
stration, as runners get a chance to show how fit they really
A "Sleepy Head/PJ Contest" will be held at 7 a.m., as
folks get to show off the duds the\ sleep in.
Cookie Holmes will lead a line dancing demonstration at
10 a.m.
The awards ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. The closing
ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. and everyone is invit-
ied to take part.in the final lap, beginning at 12 noon.
Slots are still open for-entertainment. Please call Cathy
Cherry at 973-2290, or Kim Hughes, at 973-5300. for more in-

$5 each

Call Ann Sapp

at 973-8716 or 973-6565

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- Relief Printing


Friday, April 22, 2005

8A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder AROUND MADISON COUNTY

Panel Assembled At NFCC

To Address Issues of

Sexual Violence

By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A panel of local health care officers, so-
cial service workers and law enforcement of-
ficers gathered at North Florida Community
College to discuss issues on sexual violence.
The main. goal of the group was to collec-
tively relay their insights into the matter and
come up with an objective plan to deal with
sexual violence, more specifically-rape.
Rape is an act that effects the entire com-
munity. The act of sexual assault manifests
and creates anguish in the victim's life long
after the rape occurs. One in four women will
become victims of sexual violence in their
lifetimes. The panel hopes to bring aware-
ness by recognizing and supporting April as
Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
According to the Florida Council Against
Sexual Violence, there are over 12,000 re-
ported rape cases yearly in Florida. The FBI
believes that onl\ one, forth of all rapes are
reported .
Research shows that rape is even more
rampant in rural communities than in larger
In Madison Count\ last year. there were
over 90 reported incidefits of rape and do-
mestic violence
It was reported by the National Sexual
Violence Resource Center in Enola. Penn.
that sexual assault outside cities and suburbs
Have you beentiuredow1 is more
but Iless like-

Disblt Consltan 2 YIs Exp
"N Ieeul Isyo reaprvd

ly to be re-
ported, con-
trary to fed-
eral. statis-
tics, showing-

higher assault rates in urban areas.
"In many rural areas, if a women parks
her car at a rape crisis center or sheriff's of-
fice, word can quickly spread through the
community. The judge, the sheriff, the doctor
at the emergency room may all know the as-
sailant, or the victim," according to Karen
Shugart WeNews Correspondent for rural-
Efforts to reduce the number of people a
rape victim talks to were addressed at the
conference that was held last Tuesday April
12 at NFCC.
"Rape victims first inform the 911 oper-
ator, then the police officer on the scene, then
the doctor at the hospital, then,the state pros-
ecutor, and finally the lawyer, judge and jury.
These are all of the people a rape victim has
to talk to after they have been raped, and we
wonder why rape is so under reported. \We
need to put together an agency-a group of
people they can inform at one time, so the
rape victim doesn't have to re-tell the violent
incident over and over again." said Debra
NlcGrew. Coordinator for Refuge House, a
non-profit domestic violence and rape crisis
In rural communities, the issue of priva-
cy is very important. Refuge house offers
free and confidential services for women in
Leon. Franklin. Gadsden, Jefferson. LibertN.
Madison. Taylor and Wakulla counties. The
mission of the Refuge House is to provide di-
rect services to battered women, children and
sexual assault survivors, as \ell as to elimi-
nate the conditions in society that allow such
violence to continue. Any person that be-
comes a victim of sexual violence and needs
someone to talk to may call the Refuge
House 24-hour hotline at 1-800-500-1119.

Buins Spoliht..

Customer Service With

Warmth And A Smile At

Jackson's Drug Store
By Jacob Bembry larger pharmacies. Another service
Greene Publishing, Inc. he offers is home delivery of med-
Danny Jackson and his staff icine to those who are homebound.
warmly welcome customers to William Jackson, of Jasper,
Jackson's Drug Store, located at uncle of Danny Jackson, some-
1308 SW Grand Street, in times assists as a pharmacist at the
Greenville. store.




Jackson said that it's his famil-
iarity with customers and the cus-
tomer service the pharmacy offers
that sets it above discount pharma-
cies. He said that, in twelve years
in Greenville, he has come to
know his customers and most of.
their needs when they w alk in the
S"Customer service is \what we
pride ourselves in." said Jackson,
the store's pharmacist.
Jackson said that many of his
customers are on fixed incomes
and only get paid once a month.
Jackson offers to extend certain
customers credit during those
times. This service isn't offered at



In addition to drugs, the store
offers other assorted health-relaied
and gift items. Religious items are i.i
also for sale, including name cards Y
that tell the meaning of each name,
along with a Bible verse.
Danny Jackson comes from a
family of pharmacists. His parents.
Charles .and Tracy, ow n Jackson's
Drugstore in Monticello. He fol- A,
low~s in the footsteps of his father.
Charles. \\ho has long been a phar-'
macist in Monticello. as is his sis- V
ter. Marsha Plaines.
Danny is married to Lisa. They
have two children. T ler. 11. and
Jenny. 6. Both children attend Au-
cilIa Christian Academy. .

S h Assisting Dann
S" in the store are his
mother in la %'
Jeanie Nletz er: Pat
Brooks: and VonEuta .
P Washington.
Ari .5 .r ,. :. armth. C us- :
tomler service and
friendly smiles are
%% hat make shopping
VonEtta Washington. Danny Jackson, at Jackson's Drug
and Jeanie Mletzger, pictured left to right. Store a pleasure.
are part of the friendly courteous staff at
Jackson's Drugstore. Not pictured: k
William Jackson and Pat Brooks. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry.
April15, 2005)

YOU ARE INVITED to participate in these FREE services if
you have diabetes or want to preveQt diabetes:

'3 Saturday morning sessions on May 7. 14, and 21. 2005
Call the Madison County Health Department to register:
973-5000, extension 112

Monthly meetings
Call Madison County Health Department for more information
Sat 973-5000 extension 101

Contact your doctor for a referral to the Madison County Health Department
* Call the Madion County Health Department for more information at 973-5000,
Funding provided b tlie Florida Department of Health's Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and
Sthe Cenite s for Disease Prevention and Control.

S A Oinm program
or the NauLoral
SHealh aid the
N TI0o I Centers for
0 AB E T E S Disease Control
r c R and Prevention.

Control your
F-O diabetes. -

Birth -
,ie.. , -. --;
Bryson Lee Vowell
Jason and Michelle .
SVo%%ell of Clinton, Ten- a A
.. nessee. are proud to an-:
nounce the birth of their
son. Bryson Lee Vo ell.
Bryson Lee was
born on Friday. April
15. at 8:38 a.m. He
S-" eighed eight pound: ;
and three ounces and -, *
^ \as 20 1/2 inches lone."
Bryson Lee joins
his older sister. M adison 4" ": -,' ...
Brianna welll.
MI Maternal grandpar- : _;
Q% ents are Patti and Glenn
. p Schmidt. of Madison. and Bo and Patsi Knight, of Clinton. 'Tennessee. "
Maternal great-grandparents are Dot Reetes. and the late Marvin Ree.es.
z i, and Joan and C.B. Knight.
Paternal grandparents are Ronmre and Linda Vowell. of Oak Ridge.

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New Minimum Wage Starts May 2nd

On May 2. 2005., Florida's newly I enacted
minimum wage will go into effect. The state
minimum wage will start at $6.15 per hour for
all hours worked in Florida and thereafter be
indexed to inflation each year. For employees
meeting eligibility require-
ments for the tip credit under
the Fair Labor Standards Act.
employers may count tips ac-
tuallI received as wages to-
wards satisfaction of the mini-
mum wage. but the employer
may not pay less than $3.13
per hour in direct wages. For
more information and answers
to frequently asked questions.
visit the Agency for Workforce
Innovation's Minimum Wage
site at http://w\ww.florida-
Employees who are not
paid the minimum wage after
May 2, 2005, may bring a civ-
il action in court of competent
jurisdiction against the em-
ployer or any person violating ;

The Fair Labor Standards Act '
should be the guide regarding
the construction of. Florida's ."O f3
constitutional amendment cre-
ating the minimum wage. Fair Author
Labor Standards information

and compliance ,assistance can be found at
www % .dol.go%/dol/compliance/comp-flsa.
Florida now joins thirteen other states that
have state minimum %ages, which are higher
than the federal minimum wage.

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Friday, April 22, 2005


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 9A

Fred Favors Turns

On May 9th

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"I retired in 1975," said Fred Favors. "They wanted
me to retire in 1970, but I didn't want to. I worked an-
other five years."
Thirty years later, Favors is alive and kicking
and will turn 100 years old on May 9. When
asked what industry he worked in, he replied.
"I worked in a machine shop. We made parts
for the space program. I made parts for that
buggy they landed on the.moon and could-
n't bring back down."
Born at the foot of a mountain, called
St. Elmo, which is now part of Chat-
tanooga, Tennessee, Favors moved to
Michigan in 1925. He worked there for
years and then relocated to Colorado
Springs. Colorado.
Favors said that he moved to the Pine[-
ta area in 1978. .
"I've been in the same house ever since I
moved here," Favors said. ,
When asked why he had chosen to move to
Pinetta. he replied. "'I'e always been a moer."
Favors had two children with his first wife.,
Lois, who is now deceased. His daughter. Bemadine
Chandler, lives at Cherry Lake. and his youngest daughter
lives in Arkansas.

Favors said he can't count all his grandchildren.
"There's a bunch of them," he said. "Grandchildren, great
grandchildren and one great-great grandchild."
Favors. who was driving until a few months ago, said
that he let his license expire and didn't renew it.
"I tell my daughter I like to sit in the back seat
and be chauffeured," he said.
Favors also likes to work in the two gardens
he has at his home.
"The rain's washing everything out,
as I soon as I plant it lately," said Favors.
: He said that he has corn, rutabagas,
potatoes, squash, mustard, turnips, and
Favors said the gardens are what
keeps him young and spry atJ100.
"They're the reason I'm lh ing today. "
Fax0r s Said.
Fax ors, who li es w ith his second
wife, Lillie. said that he doesn't expect to
have a 100th birthday partN this Near. He did
ha'e a big pre-l0J part last year.
"I had relatives from all over the country
come to the part\." he said.
Favors said that nowadays he only gets to go
out to the doctor. to grocer, stores and to church but it
feels good to be 100.
"I feel really good." he said.

Tom nMoffses. City Manager, sas ..... "The streets of
Madison are so clean. you can eat off the trash cans!"
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April
16. 2005)

A grand good morning to \ ou all on this absolutely beautiful
April day. You're sure to be enjoying this bright and brisk
weatherr these %windy da\s must have slept through March.
Just as we thought we had recuperated from ian oer-indul-
gence of Lee's Homecoming. along came Madison's Four Free-
doms Festival and we did it again. Though we didn't have a dri-
ver, we went looking for our place in the parade, hoping to find
one aiong ihe a a nid. e i d. .. _
We saw\ Mayor Emestine Kifise' waiting in line chatiffeure
by Sonia Hughes with son Br\an and \\as kindly asked to join
them and we had a smooth, refreshing and cold ride through
Madison, after which %we hurried to the Ladybug Cafe for hot
coffee where I was joined by the lovely and interesting MNIra
We two then visited a fev, booths and. of course. broke our
promise to buy nothing,. then %\ ent to the park to take in that %\on-
derful Marine Corps Band's Concert. We could listen to and
\\arch them'- all day. Madison is so fortunate that those guys and
girls really seem to like the citr and it is e\ ident that the\ also
love their work. We must also applaud Calhe Buchanan that girl
is going places! We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thank \ou.
Four Freedoms Committee members, for a great time.
Jim and Linda Hesketh were in Tallahassee Saturday on
business so missed that day's festival but had enjoyed Frida\
evening's part of it.
Sunday, we trent to church % here William Sircv took Pastor
Turner's place in the pulpit. Rev. Turner lost his father recently.
please keep him and his family in sour prayers and Sunday af-
ternoon he took JoAnne, w\ho is expecting their third child any
day. to Gainesville for some tests. William is a ver\ interesting
speaker and we enjoyed very much the chance to hear him.
Macedonia's Homecoming will be an event of Ma\ 1, be
sure to mark your calendar now. Robert Daughtr. will be our
guest speaker and Norman Gay and the Spencer Family Singers

w ill be featured. Singing begins at 10:30 and the sermon at on Thursday evening. April 7. in the
11:30 after %which dinner \\ill be served. Be sure not to miss this historical and beautiful old Presb-
day. terian Church. which is in the
And keep Teenie Welch in your prayers she is really ha\ process of being restored b\ its new -
ing a rough time form the shingles and the pain is excruciating. owners, Rae and Steve Pike. We
We who have ne\er had them cannot even comprehend what she were given a tour before dinner of ',
isgoing thro-:h Mso put Jack .rghis yon 0ptr, prayer bLt., the ur fjished parts and a vision of
qu i-e se m- im vn he, ha. c 1 n, dostct iar. u,_r .a s .
quite some time in the hospital.e veeani taf se'edil'e very lovel' dining area and'Was perfect in eren

Lorraine has spent most of her time there %% ith him. He is better
and at home but they both still need your prayers.
Lee Baptist Church grounds, which looked like a circus \\as
in town for many months, now\ looks practically deserted. The
last of the Campers on a Mission pulled out a dew dals ago and
having done their good deeds here, have mo\ed on to do more
somewhere else. They're' going to be missed, but have left a
beautiful building in remembrance.
The Suwannee League of Cities held their quarterly meeting

way. We met Larrn Watson there Lanrr is public relations
Manger for Progress Energy. which is a League sponsor, and he
is a \ery pleasant and personable young man. Progress Energy
\\as a Lee Day sponsor North Flonda Junior College President
Morris Steen \\as speaker of the evening and brought us up to
date on ho\v far the college has progressed since its inception -
amazing. As a graduate. class of '72. we remember ho\\ beauti-
ful the little college was back then before the tornado ripped
through it.

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Friday, April 22, 2005

1 OA The Madison Enterprise-Recorder

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Do your part.


tie planet.

In 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson brought envi-
ronmental protection to national
47. attention through the founding of
Earth Day. Since then, the event
has garnered more support and
is now celebrated in many ways
throughout the world. Please
join us this year as we celebrate Earth Day.
Attend a local event, take steps to conserve
resources at home or
join an environmental
organization. Get out
.... there and make a dif-

The Board Of Directors Of The Madison Soil
& Water Conservation District
Keep America Beautiful Support Earth Day!



The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 11A

Friday, April 22, 2005



By Senator Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day
What was the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start?
These are the questions I am most frequently asked.
Actually, the idea for Earth Day evolved
over a period of seven years starting in
1962. For several years, it had been
troubling me that the state of our
environment was simply a
non-issue in the politics of :
the country. Finally, in ,
November 1962, an idea
occurred to me that was, L .
I thought, a virtual cinch
to put the environment
light" once and for all.
The idea was to persuade
President Kennedy to
give N isibility to this issue
by going on a national con-
servation tour. I flew to
Washington to discuss the pro-
posal with Attorney General Robert
Kennedy, who liked the idea. So did the
President. The President began his five-day,
eleven-state conservation tour in September 1963. For
many reasons the tour did not succeed in putting the issue, onto
the national political agenda. However, it was the germ of the
idea that ultimately flowered into Earth Day.
I continued to speak on environmental issues to a variety of
audiences in some twenty-five states. All across the country,
evidence of environmental degradation was appearing every-
where, and everyone noticed except the political establishment.
The environmental issue simply was not to be found on the
nation's political agenda. The people were concerned, but the
politicians were not.
After President Kennedy's tour, I still hoped for some idea
that would d lutust the en\ ironmen into the political mnaintiicam.
Six years would pass before the idea that became Earth Da\
occurred to me whilee on a conservation speaking tour out West
in the summer of 1969. At the time, anti-Vietnam War demon-

Ce(e rateThe

Earth hThe

OranIc Wayv

(NAPSI)-Many people try to promote a clean, healthy and
sustainable environment by planting trees, installing water-effi-
cient showerheads in their homes and cleaning a park or road-
way. Contributing to the health and well-being of the Earth,
however, can be as simple as altering your eating habits through
organic foods.
As Americans take a closer look at their diets, many turn to
organic food. According to a recent survey by Opinion Research
Cbrp., sponsored by Horizon Organic, 45 percent of consumers
planning diet changes in 2005 say they intend to. add organic to
their diet. In addition, more than 60 percent of consumers
believe lowering their exposure to potentially harmful chemi-
cals leads to better health. When you choose organic, you also
contribute to the health and well-being of the planet. Organic
farming methods respect the Earth and nurture animals. These
farmers never use harmful. chemicals that can pollute the air,
water and food.
Organic dairy cows are not given antibiotics or added
growth hormones. They're kept in good health naturally with
certified organic feed, fresh air and plenty of pasture.
A leading organic dairy brand, Horizon Organic, tries to
educate people about the benefits of organic through its Year of
Organic Good Beginnings Initiative. The education outreach
includes a grant to the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy
Babies Coalition to develop a brochure, "What Parents Need to
Know About Organic Foods" and "Go Organic! For Earth Day,"
a collaborative education campaign, with the Organic Trade
Association and the Earth Day Network.
All the company's products are made without antibiotics,
growth hormones or dangerous pesticides.
To incorporate organic products into your diet:
Use organic milk on your breakfast cereal.
Prepare sandwiches for lunch with organic cheese.
Incorporate organic fruits and salads with all meals.
Offer children organic cheese sticks and organic yogurt as
You can find out more about organic farming and organic
products at www.hoirizonorganic.com.
How do you know when you are buying organic? Most
Supermarkets have sections designated as organic. Consumers
also can look for the "USDA Organic" seal on organic products.
Organic farmers must adhere to strict rules that govern how a
product is cultivated and processed. A product is certified as
"organic" only if it was produced according to specific U.S.
Department of Agriculture standards.


stations, called "teach-ins," had spread to college campuses all
across the nation. Suddenly, the idea occurred to me why not
organize a huge grassroots protest over what was hap-
pening to our environment?
I was satisfied that if we could tap
into the environmental concerns of
7 7 the general public and infuse the
-,tudent anti-war energy into
the environmental cause,
we could generate a
demonstration that
would force this issue
onto the political agen-
da. It was a big gam-
ble, but worth a try.
At a conference in
Seattle in September
1969, I announced that in
the spring of 1970 there

would be a nationwide

demonstration on -
behtll of the environ-
ment and invited everyone :
to participate. The, wire services
carried the story from coast to coast., The-
response was electric. It took off like gangbusters.
Telegrams, letters, and telephone inquiries poured
in from all across the country. The American' peo-
ple finally had a forum to express its concern about
what was happening to the land, ri %ers. lakes, and
air and the) did so with spectacular exuberance.
For the next four months, two members of my
Senate staff, Linda Billings and John Heritage,
managed Earth Day affairs out of my Senate
Five months before Earth Day, on Sunday,
NA oembei 30. 1969. The i Ncyw York Times carried
a length) article b) Glad\t in Hill reporting on the
astonishing proliferation of environmental events:
"Rising concern about the environmental cri-


sis is sweeping the nation's campuses with an intensity that may
be on its way to eclipsing student discontent over the war in
Vietnam.. .a national day of observance of environmental prob-'
lems...is being planned for next spring... when a nationwide
environmental 'teach-in'... coordinated from the office of
Senator Gaylord Nelson is planned...."
It was obvious that we were headed for a spectacular suc-
cess on Earth Day. It was also obvious that grassroots activities
had ballooned beyond the capacity of my U.S. Senate office
staff to keep up with the telephone calls, paper work, inquiries,
etc. In mid-January, three months before Earth Day, John
Gardner, Founder of Common, Cause, provided temporary
space for a Washington, D.C. headquarters. I staffed the office
with college students and selected Denis Hayes as coordinator
of activities.
Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at
the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to
organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools
and local communities that participated. That was the remark-
able thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.

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Friday, April 22, 2005

12AThe Madison Enterprise-Recorder ARO ND MADISON COUNTY

Columbus Museum Antique Show & Sale Coming Soon

The 'Columbus Museum is
pleased to announce the 2005
Antique Show & Sale to be
held on April 29, 30 & May 1.
The event will bring over 35
nationally acclaimed antique

dealers who will present an-
tique furniture, jewelry, silver,
ceramics, books, manuscripts,
textiles, gardening items and
objects d'art. In addition, a
Lunch & Lecture series on Sat-

urday and Sunday will feature
guest speakers such as
renowned landscape architect
Ben Page from Nashville, Ten-
nessee and residential architect
Les Cole from Montgomery,

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Nell Dobbs
April 22, 2005
"Then shall the trees of the wood sing out
at the presence of the Lord." I Chronicles
16:13:Recent rain, wind and storms caused the
beautiful blossoms to blow and fall and put
forth new leaves very quickly.
"Blessed are they that do His command-
ments that they may have right to the tree of
life." Rev. 22:14
'Beautiful flowers were provided Sunday
byBubba and Maria Greene and family in hon-
or of their cousin Kathleen Hartsfield. She is ill
and' we pray for her and all their family. How
grateful we are for them. Preacher called Tan-
ner (Greene) up front near the end of service to
tell, him what much of the church had heard
from the sentence he had'xhispered to. Geoff
Hill! 'Bally has on a beautiful shirt and groovy
socks." Tanner heard, "Jesus lo\es us all." or
that was the intent.
Mark Branham introduced his friends from
New% York and West Point and then he, Da\id
Fries. Steve Bass. and Philip Holbrook blessed
.us singing "Come On Into the House." Chancel
Choir sand "Pour My Love on You." Preach-
er's message \was from Acts I that though the
disciples did not stand firm for Him (Peter \was
adamant he didn't.e\en know Himi eleven of
them did follow His command to wait in
Jerusalem till they were endued w ith power and:
then go forth into all the world and preach of
Him and He would be with them alwa.s. So
sad that man\ \ ill not hear and believe on Him.
believe in Him.
So very good to have most of Christine
Blanton's family in church 'with her.
In night church. Dorothy Knitter sang "I
Love to Tell the Story" and we heard another

great message.
Thankful to hear Betty Jane Wilson is in
stable condition. Prayers for her still and all
other ill ones.
Sad to know of Mildred Bruner's brother,
James Smith's, death. Prayers for them.
Sad also with Mike Brock and family in
the death of his mother. Jamie Brock.
Also sad with Mr. Sumpter James and all
their family in the death of Mrs., Marybelle.
She was such a wonderful person, a: great
teacher and always able to rise to an\ occasion.
Once she ,as to introduce a speaker at a coun-
ty teachers' meeting. She didn't even know
him, but walked oxer on the stage and spoke to
him and then gave a glowing introduction.
She's lied a long spiritual life and will be long
remembered. Bless them.
And we'll continue praying for Eddie Be-
vis, the family of Mary Weger. the Brock fam-
ily. Nell Dickinson's family. the family of Mrs.
Ethelle Odom and memories of all others.
rMarjell's pra er 42 years ago on the sud-
den death of his mother. April 18- fitting for all
"Soft rain in our life has now fallen and left
our home so lonely and drear.
A gentle voice in heaven was calling.
"Welcome home."
Sad was your lea\ ing. Mama. A link in the
family chain is no"t broken.
We'll think not of soft %words and sweet
phrases left forever unspoken.
Please burn a beacon or light a candle for
me. in a window of your cabin built by the Car-
penter from Galilee.
May the Lord grant "this is my desire to
pour my love on \ou" and to revel in God's re-
\ealed Word. Amen."

The Columbus Museum.
Antique Show & Sale will be
held at River Mill Antique &
Design Centre in Columbus,
Georgia and will be open to the
public on. Saturday, April'30
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and Sunday, May 1 from 12:30
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to
the Antique Show & Sale for
the weekend is $8 in advance
and for Museum members, $10
at the door. There will be plen-
ty of Mother's Day gifts, so-
save your "Mom" shopping for
the show!
Join us oh Friday, April 29
at 7:00 p.m. for the Opening
Gala. Celebrated caterer Lee



10AM To 5PM

will take you on a culinary ad-
venture around the world with
food samplings from England,
France, Italy, Asia, and the
Middle East. Also enjoy the op-
portunity to preview and pur-
chase antiques before the Show
opens to the public! After an-
tique shopping on Saturday,
stay casual for the Blue Jeans &
Blue Grass party at 7:00 p.m.
where you can party by the
Chattahoochee to the music of
the Watusi Rodeo Band and en-
joy a low country boil. Opening
Gala tickets are available for,
$125; Blue Jeans & Blue Grass-
tickets are a\ ailable for $75.
All proceeds from the An-.
tique Show & Sale will benefit


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the Columbus Museum. For
tickets to the Antique Show &
Sale, Opening Gala. Blue Jeans
S& Blue Grass, or Lunch & Lec-
ture series, or for more infor-
mation, please call the Colum-,
bus Museum at 706.649.0713.
You .can also visit us on the
web atwww.columbusmuse-
The Columbus Museum is
located at 1251 WN nnion Road.
Columbus, Georgia 31906. Ad-
mission is free. The Museum is
open 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
and Saturda : 10:004.m. 9:00
p.m. Thursday: and 1:00 5:00
p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays
and holidays.



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Hilihnam 254
Res. Robert Agner 973-4160
Sunday Schouol 10:00 a.m.
Morning lWorsip 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship q:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Studj 7:30 p.m.

1505 East Base St.. Madison FL. 32340
Phone 973-2887
Pastor Rusty Brian
Music Director Minnie Lee Newborn
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Church Training. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting. Wednesday 7-8:00 p.m.
Family) Night Supper. Ist (Wednesday 6-7:00 p.m.
Baptist Men. Baptist tiomen, Music, bouth Children.
and Fun After Fifty programs available
"Where Love Has No Limits"
One mile north of Madison on 145.
Stese NIcHargue, Pastor
Gary Gazlay. Music Director
Jackie Walts. Student Pastor
Youth & Children's Ministries.
Active Young Adult Ministry
Office: 973-3266
Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday : Family Night Call For Schedule
"A Fami// of Families" "Contempora'ry ilrsh/ip"
If interested in a home group. call:. 850-97J-3266
1113 SE Pinckney St.. Madison Fl. 32340
Pastor George Stinson
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Pastor George Stinson invites you to come and enjoy God's Blessings.
Since 1830
Horry at Rutledge St.. Phone 973-6295
Res. Lee Monroe FerDon. O.S.L.
Brian Sanderson. Youth Pastor
Jim Catron. Lay Leader
Serice or Word & Table 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 1I :00 a.m.
Wednesday All Youth (grades 6-8) 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Youth (grades 9-121 7:00 p.m.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast i3rd Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
Women's Meeting & Lunch list Monday) 12:00 Noon
Sunday II A.411 Service Now' On i'1A.4F 1230.411
Everyone is welcome to all events!

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America
1200 North Washington St. 973-2692
Sunday School For All Ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Fellowship Supper/Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Youth Groups 1st 12th Grades 6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice ............. 7:30 p.m.
Friday Men's Prayer Breakfast 7:00 a.m.
Come Woryhip And Serve 11ith L's
1365 SW Main St Greemille, FL
Sunday School For All Ages 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Esening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Pre-school, Students, Adults Choir Rehearsals ......5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Pre-school Children.
Youth,& Adult Bible Studies 7:00 p.m.
First Sunday esery month Men's Breakfast 8:00 a.m.

Pastor Caron Ham
Lee Florida Corner of 255 & 90
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Wied. Children / Youth Activities 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Adult Choir 8:00 p.m.

Hwv. 255 South, Lee, Florida 971-5585
Richard Quackenbush, Pastor
Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Wo'rship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Youth Group 1:00 p.m.
United Methodist Women
Monday after 1st Sunday 7:30 p.m.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Second Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Multiple Weekly Bible Studies / Activities
"'Connecting The Community lith Christ"

303 Range St., Madison, FL.
(352) 361-3055
Pastor Daniel Riggs
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Preaching 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
WVednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Love To Have You Come And \lsit I's.

771 NE Colin Kelly Hwy.. Madison. FL.
Res. Doyle Glass. Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 p.m.
"A Friendly Church"
Cherr) Lake, FL
Res. Johnnie Merrick, Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Pastoral Sunday Ist & 3rd Sunday 11:15 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd Sunday 11:15 a.m.
Nlission/Laymen 4th Sunday 11:15 a.m.
3 Miles West Of Greenmille, FL. Hwy 90
Samuel Bass, Sr., Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening %Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service 7:30 p.m.
."And when the day of Pentecost was fully come,
they were all with one accord in one place." Acts 2:1
Everyone is always welcome
108 N. Horry St., 973-8338
The Res. Ben Pfeil Vicar
Jack Proctor Senior Warden
Sunday) Church School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Mission Board 2nd Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Episcopal Church Women 3rd Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Visitors always welcome

SMeeting & Sumter St., 973-2428
Res. Ernest Sylvestre, ON I
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Mass 7:30 a.m.
Thursday) Mass 7:30 a.m.
Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, April 22, 2005


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 13A

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By Mike Moore
Grieene Publishing, Inc.
Folks who observe flood-
ed fields and streets and rising
levels in area lakes and rivers
may wonder if this is the most
water ever in Madison County.
But people who have lived
here for man \ears,. can sa\.
'This 2005 situation is still
not like the

newspaper accounts,- and even
hearing the words of an old di-
ary, it is possible to piece to-
gether a picture of those days.
The front page of the April
9, 1948 Enterprise-Recorder
carried the headline "Highest
Water in History." .
A 3

tant stories, especially with
1948 being an election year.
The. front page had pictures of
those running for office. But it
was obvious the main storn of
interest to Madison County
residents that spring ,% as the
flooding. It was not a one-
day or one-week story. The
ne'\ spaper carried several
items and photos about
the flooding. Frequent
references are made to
a previous flood mi
192S, but the 194S
flood is consid-
ered the \\orst
ever in the
S M a n y .sI-e
lon-time f/ -'are
residents the st r
have sto-
ries to tell. It h as ob-
viousl\ a time well-re-
membered. Perhaps
the hurricanes of

Daisy Townsend,
Norma Jean
Hendry, Dway.ne
Leslie. and Alvin
Townsend are in
the flooded area
near Hanson in
the north

2004 and the high water of
2005 %iltl also be recalled in
the same v\aN.

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A u d r e y was with them, tried to find the
Leslie, boys, and then ran across the
^^ fields to get help. but assis-
',.- ^ ^ tance came too

Madison County
native, has vivid memories of
those dai s. She said. It % as a
tough time. With the roads
\\ashed away or under w ater,
we were very isolated. Not
very many people ow ned cam-
eras, and those \ ho did could
not afford to bu\ much film.
Of course, it \%as difficult to
get to tow n to purchase more
film." She say s this is one rea-
son there are not more pho-
tographs of the flood. "We had
a hard time knowing w hat % as
going on and how\ widespread
the flooding was," said Leslie.
There %%as no TV and the few"

Leslie has located an old
diary which chronicles the
events of the spring of 1948.
The diarist said. "It has rained
more than anyone here has
seen in their lifetime." Rain
began March 27. of that Near
and w\as really bad on March
31. The diary and newspaper
accounts mention that it ap-
peared to continue w% ith no let-
up in sight.
"nApril 9. rained again,"
and April 12. ""kids still out of
school." and April 14, school
won't start for awhile." the di-
ary reports. The students had
no school from April 1 until
they returned April 19, with
water still standing.
Many animals were lost.
Hogs, chickens. cows. and
even mules were lost. Hogs
\would be stranded on little is-
lands and food brought to
them by boat. Most crops w ere
destroyed in the rising water.
Transportation \%as b\
boat. Families caught fish
from their front porch. Many
people learned the hard \\ a. It
was not possible to drive
through the water. The ne\s-
paper carried stories of %w reck-
ers pulling vehicles out of the
\ after.
Buford Selman. %%ho is 94.
volunteered %with the Ameri-
can Red Cross and recalls
helping people get in and out
of their homes during the high
water time. He and his wife
owned Lucile's Dress Shop in
the City of Madison and he
says the water did not reach
the store. But, the north part of
the county was certainly hard-
The Crafton family suf-
fered a double tragedy during
that time. The water was still
high in the area during June of
1949. more than a year later.
Brothers Bobb) and Jinx, aged
16 and 11. were near a flooded
pond. Both brothers slipped
out of sight in the deep \water
and drowned. A cousin who

family\ had nine
children and Rob Crafton.
\\ho \\ill be 100 years old on
Ma\ 29. still lies near the old
home place. His daughter and
son-in-la\. Patty and Bill
Fourakres. he with him and
provide care for the older man.
Crafton recalls the flood.
saying. I took the children to
school and mn pickup truck
had water oier the runnuint
boards. Lightning hit a pine
tree about ten feet from m\

some d ,s.
A school bus became
stranded and fell over on its
side w hen a creek on High\w ay
150 overflowed. Bus driver
Bob Hollingsworth made sure
all of the schoolchildren cot
out safely He then walked the
route. delivering each child
home. Some parents had
picked up the kids, but many

children remained to be taKen
The newspaper report-

Most of the water came
from rain and from overflow-
ing ponds and lakes, but area
riders rose throughout the
Houses were waist-deep
in water and trains stopped
runluing and roads were swept
a\aN. The newspaper carried
stones about a man rescuing
his mule and about a car. truck.
and tractor. stranded. Snakes,.
.tUilCh. td0 logs appeared to1
'float e\veryhere. Parts of the
railroad finally did go under. A
Sui\annee River bridge at El-
lla\ ille washed out.
But it ended. Water evapo-
rated and slo\ ly seeped into
the ground, and the seemingly
endless rain finally* ended.
But the spring of 1948
would be long remembered in
Madison County.

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Friday, April 22, 2005

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North Florida Community College
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and
paramedic students learned hands on how to
handle unexpected violence during a recent
defensive tactics workshop coordinated by
NFCC Emergency Medical Services instruc-
tor Rebecca Cash.
In an effort to keep her students in-
formed about critical EMS issues, Cash in-
vited Jack Craig, a certified defensive tactics

instructor, to train the class in defense strate-
gies. EMS students spent the afternoon prac-
ticing defense techniques on striking pads
and occasionally roughing up "Bob" the
Guest instructor Jack Craig, a resident
of Lake City, FL, works as a law enforce-
ment officer for the Live Oak Police Depart-
ment in Suwannee County, FL. When
Craig, a certified defensive tactics instruc-

tor, is not out fighting crime he is teaching
EMS students how to defend themselves
when put into potentially violent situations.
"One aspect of EMS that is poorly rec-
ognized is the danger that exists for EMTs
and paramedics," said Cash, a certified para-
medic with a bachelor's degree in health-
"They are at a high risk for assault, so
much so that legislation has deemed assault-

ing an EMS worker while he/she is on duty
a felony."
EMT and paramedic training are avail-
able at NFCC and certified by the state.
Once certified in both, NFCC offers an A.S.
degree in Emergency Medical Services.
For more information about Emergency
Medical Services at NFCC, or to enroll as a
EMT or Paramedic student call 850.973-
1673 or email alliedhealth@nfcc.edu.

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David Kelly (Leon County) and Lucas Williams (Madi-
son Co.) practice hands-on defense techniques.

Lucas Williams (Madison Co.) holds striking pad while
Eddie Hand (Suwannee County) prepares to practice his de-
fense tactics.

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EMT students and brothers, Jamie and Chad Thomas,
(Madison Coun ty) demonstrate on the striking pad.'

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Friday, April 22, 2005 OUTDOORS




Bats are quickly breaking through barri-
ers from being known as dangerous, unneces-
sary, dirty and completely mysterious mammals to be-
ing life-saving and the newest answer to battling the
ongoing problem of encephalitis and West Nile Virus
in the Big Bend. Bats are end host consumers, which
means they do not get mosquito-born diseases and
what's even better, the bats consume the problems.
Suwannee County, as well as other rural areas, has
had human, equestrian and birds infected with the
West Nile Virus and Encephalitis, on a wider scale
during the past three years. County and City Commis-
sioners have met, along with Health Officials, to dis-
cuss these serious issues and one attempt to solve the
mosquito disease carrying problem is to spray more in-
secticides. Some fear that the remedy with spraying
poisons by air and on the ground is just worsening the
problem by spreading unhealthy toxins into the envi-
There is now a new solution! The Spirit of the
Suwannee has signed on as a dealer for bat houses at
the campground and will have two small bat condos 4'
by 4' in size installed by the end of April 2005 in time
to show during the Suwannee River Jam. The smaller
bat condos house over 80,000. The Spirit of the
Suwannee already has a large two-story bat house, in-.
stalled two years ago and has already had bat sightings
and seen some insect relief. Park owners signed on-
with Jere Colbert, owner of Customer Bat Houses.
who is currently the only large bat manufacturer.in the
entire United States. One brown Myotis, which is
prominent in Love Oak, can catch and destroy approx-
imately 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour, with this infor-
mation the decision to have the bat houses beiMn in-
stalled to protect visitors of the campground from the
insect problems in the local area. The bat houses in-
stalled at the Spirit of Suwannee may not just be used
for the protection of its guests but in the future, could
also be a sanctuary for bat enthusiasts to \iew the bats
in their new habitat and learn true facts about these un-
usual and fascinatmin creatures and loose the old
myths once taught by fear instead of research and ed-

Charles Carrithers. left. and customer. Bat Houses o%%n-
er, Jere Colbert. right, team up to bring Bat Houses to the
surrounding counties in the Big Bend.
Suwannee Countians can view bats in the area by
han2ing around old bridges. caves or any known damp
area. In the near future. Live Oak residents will have.
the opportunity to view
bats close up because /
there are plans to install ro
video camera equipment Yron
inside the bat house.

There are also plans for
the bat project to branch
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so on to teach various communities about bats
and the positive effects they can have on the environ-
ment. Florida's Withlacoochee State Forest used to
have a protected bat colony in the Blowing Hole Cave
but the colony became disturbed and the bats found
other places to congregate.
Charles Carrithers, who is an Entrepreneur Builder
of the bat houses, is the man responsible for bringing
the bat houses to the forefront. Carrithers is a savvy
businessman and financial investor from Virginia, \ ho
knows a good thing when he sees it. He already) has
purchased 10 bat houses. Carrithers has long seen
mosquito problems escalating and decided to take ac-
tion to find the solution. That's where the bat houses
came into play and Carrithers jumped on board to push
this project into action. The Bat House Project is not
a fly-by-night solution, but a necessary course of pro-
tection. There are currently 11 bat houses on the as-
semble line and are being built by Custom Park
Homes. Co-Creator and Custom Bat House Owner,
Jere Colbert, says this project is just the top of the ice-
berg. There are bat houses ordered and going up all
over the United Sates. The University of Florida in
Gainesville already has one large bat house on campus
and is currently considering purchasing more in the fu-
There is a Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting and Seminar
scheduled for May 21 at 5 p.m. The seminar will be
conducted by Dr. Allison Walch, who heads the Lubee
Bat Conservancy. Anyone interested in attending this
free seminar can contact the Spirit of Suwannee Bat
Project at (386) 364-1683. Reserved seating is strong-
ly encouraged because seating will fill tip fast.

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B\ Mike Moore getting our property"
1Greene Publishing., back." said Park,
Inc. r Manager Ed Higgins. '"/0
Someone has re- Higgins said these
ceived new plants. And plants were native to
/ ( they are stolen prop- the area, and hadVe /
ert. been planted
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thieves removed plants from the teers. The value was about $10(
entranceway to Suwanee River and with the following night's
State Park in Live Oak on High- theft, about $200 in plants ha\e
way 90. overnight Wednesday. no\w been stolen. The volunteers
April 13. then returned and took had raised the funds to purchase
the remaining ones the next the plants.
Night. The stolen plants are Officials believe someone Ob-
counties. a type of palm. These served the plants being placed,
plants had been on the endan- and returned to steal them. Any-
gered list at one time. The plants one who observed individuals or
\ were placed at the park en- vehicles in the area, Wednesday,
trancewvav to beautify the area. should call with the informa-,
"We are asking for.the pub- tion.
lic's help in finding the person Citizens may call (386) 362-
or people who did this and in 2746 or (352) 955-6227.


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Polio Vaccinations
Went Smoothly
The Salk \accination program
went off smoothly in the county
Wednesday with about 850 children
vaccinated. The second shot will be
given 3 weeks later and the third and
final shot will be given eight months

New HD Agent
Mrs. Almon Zipperer has been
appointed Home Demonstration
Agent for Madison County, succeed-
ing Mrs. Virginia Clark. Mrs. Zipper-
er xill assume her duties May 1st.

Davis Wins
4-H Tractor Event
Eugene Da\ is whiled through the
4-H Tractor operators contest held
here Saturda\, \ay out in front of his
.nearest opponent according to Hilton
Cook, assistant County Agent. Davis
finished .with a low score of 389
points. William Collins came in sec-
ond place with 648 points. :Both
Song men are Madison High School

April 23, 1965

Red Devils Fall
In Friday's baseball game, Tom-
my Richter's two run double in the 7th
inning gave Monticello' a 4-3 win over
the Madison Red Devils.

New President Elected
The Madison County Council, on
SEconomic Opportunity has elected Dr.
Marshall Hamilton, president of
North Florida Junior College, as its

erty National Life Insurance Compa-
nN qualified to attend the conipany's(
1965 Torch Club in Clear\iater recent-
13. Attending were Liberty National
Manager WL Taylor and agents EC
Davis and Bob Williams.

April 25, 1975

NFJC Star Recognized
Tom Callahan of Clear\ater is a
basketball star that is bringing nation-
al recognition to North Florida Junior
College this year. The NFJC guard
was only .03 percent betund the first
place Free Throw percentage in the
nation. Callahan has offers of schol-
arships to several four-year institu-

Three Are Better
Than One
'Instead of the traditional "one,"
three students were named "Outstand-
ing" at the 1975 Honors Convocation
of North Florida Junior College last
Wed nesdaN. Karen Swift of Madison,
Louise Searls of Live Oak and Amy
Tillis of Jackson% ille were the three
honorees receiving top recognition.
NFJC President Stephen McMahon
presented the awards to the three
ladies, who will all be receiving their
AA degrees in May.

April 26, 1985

Madison Academy Holds
Open House
On March 21, Madison Academy
held its annual open house. Over 250
visitors attended the event held be-
tween 7-8 p.m., Mrs. Linda Gibson,
Headmistress greeted the guests in the
library and urged everyone to visit the
children's classrooms.

president. Elected vice president was
Robert Searcy. Vermall Webb was Tops on the
elected treasurer and Mrs. Jenyethel Tops on the
Merritt of the Suwannee River Junior The Madison 1
College was elected secretary. School boys, track teat
meet here last '- eek,
Torch Club Attendees top with 93points in
Bend Relays at Madis
Three Madison area res- County- High Scho
identg who represent Lib- track.

County High
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smoking, had physicians dissect the
cadavers of smokers. They discovered the
lungs coated with tar and soot. As a result,
the King warned his subjects about the
dangers of smoking. /

In 1630, Native Americans introduced a new
concept to the pilgrims. Popcorn.

In 1936, the U.S. gold depository at Fort ..
Knox, Kentucky was built. It is the richest
half-acre of ground in the world.

In 1918, the first experimental U.S. airmail service
began carrying mail to and from New York,
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Friday, April 22, 2005 REGIONAL NEWS

Border to Border Nursery Offers a Variety of

Plants and Trees and a Landscaping Service

By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Border to Border Nursery, located off of
US 90, 12 miles north of Monticello, and
three miles east of 1-10, on Mayhan Dr., of-
fers a variety of trees and plants and a land-
scaping service for those who don't feel like
working in the yard.
"We have Japanese Magnolia, Azaleas,
Southern Magnolia, all kinds of grasses. We
have a variety of things to choose from," said
Matt Odum, co-owner of the nursery.
Border to Border has been in operation
for about four years now, and started out as a
landscaping business.
"The nursery has been open for about a
year, before that it served as home base for
our landscaping and lawn care service that
has been steadily going for about four years,"
said Odum.
Odum and David Cook started out their
business venture first dabbling in real estate,
but decided to direct their efforts in develop-

ing a lawn care and landscaping business that
is still in operation today.
"The real estate business didn't pan-out
for us, so we started the lawn care and land-
scaping service, buying 10 yard accounts at a
time and then buying other services out.
Now, we have aboutl50 accounts. It's getting
bigger every day," said Odum.
They sell plenty of lawn care products at
the nursery such as fertilizer, planting seed,
weed killer, sprinklers and gardening uten-
Their business angle is solid. They have
diversified the landscaping service to cover
both home owners and local businesses, and
sell the benefits of having a well kept lawn.
"Proper landscaping can increase the val-
ue of any home or business and will also give
the yard a better presentation," said Odum.
Border to Border Nursery is open seven
days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For any
other information, call Matt Odum at 877-
4550, or 508-1826.

Whatever your taste in music, you're sure Schools program.
to find an evening to enjoy this weekend at the SATURDAY, April 23rd, flat pick guitar
Monticello Opera House. legend Robin Kessinger takes the stage with
FRIDAY, April 22nd, pianist Kevin Sharpe Brandon Bentley for an evening of knee slap-
is back by popular demand. Sharpe, a recipient ping, down home acoustic guitar. Kessinger
of numerous standing ovations at the Opera has appeared on PBS and BBC television spe-
House,delights audiences with a wide selection cials and on NPR radio. He has been an in-
of composers and styles. This year's program structor at the Augusta Heritage Work-
includes "Two Spirituals for the Piano" by shops in Elkins, West Virginia
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor since 1983 and has also
and Margaret Bonds .. taught at the Al-
"Three Sonatas for legheny Echoes Work-
Keyboard" bn shop since 1997. He
Domenico Scarlairci has been awarded
"Children's SongCs" the titles of National
by Chick Corea and Flatpick Champion
his signature perfor- and Best Performer at
mance piece,"Rhap- festi als throughout the country.
sody. in Blue" b Kessenger% concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Tick-
George Gershwin.... ets are $12 for adults. $10 for Opera House
An hors d'oeuvre reception at 7:00 p.m. members.
precedes the 8:00 p.m. concert. Tickets are $15 Call 997-4242 for more information. Tick-
for adults, $13 for Opera House members. Pro- ets will be available at the door for both perfor-
ceeds beiinefi die Opera House Artists-in-the- dances. ., *'om s" '", i

Border to Border Nursery, located off of US 90, 12 miles north of Monticello, and
three miles east of 1-10, on Mayhan Dr., offers a variety of trees and plants and a land-
scaping service for those who don't feel like working in the yard. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Mary Ellen Greene)

Yulee railroad bDays (omin In June

Four hundred slaves labored for eight years
building Yulee's Cross-Florida Railroad from
Fernandina to Cedar Key, one hundred and fifty
years ago., Today Yulee Railroad Days cele-
brates the contribution made by all who built
the railroad which was the reason North Flori-
da developed as it did.
Yulee Railroad Days isa first of its kind
event a linear event stretching from coast to
coast along the Cross-Florida Railroad route.
This event which will soon be North Florida's
Tour de France is June 3-5, 2005, the first
weekend of June every year. That date is close
to David Levy Yulee s birthday.
Yulee Railroad Days is a growing number
of concurrent happenings and events across
Florida, combined %\ ith a bike ride retracing the
railroad route across the state.
In addition to the Cross-Florida Bike Ride.
there are happenings in Gainesville at the
Matheson Center, a run on the.Gainesville
Hawthorne trail, openings at the Haile
Plantation House and Dudley Farms,

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and observances in Hawthorne and Micanopy.
There is an all day celebration in Lawtey, a
150th anniversary and a 3-day weekend event
in Archer, and observances in. Cedar Key.
For additional information out website
www.yuleerailroaddays.org is regularly updat-
ed, or contact Phil Denton, chairman of 'the
YRRD's committee at
352-495-1044 or
dentonph @Tbell-

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small farm or acreage. In or near
the town of Madison preferred.
Very flexible schedule for closing.
Please contact: Brett Copeland
Address: 1918 17th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20009 .
Telephone: 202-297-2134

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
puppies, ready to go. 4 males and 6,
females. Call Tanya at 971-5362

Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior,,
Handicap and Disabled. 1 & 2
bedrooms, HUD vouchers ac-
cepted Call 850-973-3786 TTY
Acs 711
Equal Housing Opportunity

Martin House
Downtown Madison
1 Large efficiency $275.
1 Large 2 bedroom $450.
Heat & Air, mature responsible
adults. No children and No pets.
Call 850-578-2781

Home For Lease'
Lake Front
2 bedroom, 2 bath home, conve-
nient to town, fish from backyard
or launch boat from ramp. $700mo
+ $700dep. One year lease. No
pets. 850-973-3025
3 bedroom, 1 bath

24 x 50 Mobile Home
3bd,' 2 bth, Near Cherry Lake
$450mo. first + last or refer-
(850) 971-5249

'outherin illas of
C0adison Cartments

HUD vouchers accepted. 1,2, & 3
BR, HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY 711.
200 Southern Villas Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-'

S 'reenville Pointe
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1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD ouchers accepted.
Call 850-94-8-3036. TDD/TTY 711..,
192 NW Greenville Pointe Trail,
Greenville, FL 32331. Equal Hous-
ing Opportunity

Commercial Industrial
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Comer lots. Front both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to the
city utilities,, fire hydrant, and
service from two power compa-
nies. Property has easy accessto
1-10, via SR 53, & SR 14. Will
build to suit tenant.

Call Tommy Greene

1.50 Acre
Residential Lot
with paved street access, city
water, $14,500
McWilliams Realty

Pioneer Excavating
& Tractor Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, Roads, Mow-
ing, Discing, Box-Blading, and
Tilling. .
-No Job Too Small-Free Estimates-
Call Paul Kinsley 850-973-6326

Brand new Cypress Log home. 3/2
with 600' tiled Great Room. 4.5
acres of trees! 50' long covered
front porch. Owner financing avail-
able. All of this for only $199,500.
Call Jan today' at 386-364-8407.

Nearly) One Acre
Doublewide Trailer
Includes well and septic on it
Cost: $26,000
Location: HWY 53 North
.Contact Number: 850-973-4902

Help Wanted

Cracker Barrel
Now Hiring
Full, part uime employees tfor all
positions. Flexible schedules.
\ eekl] pachebcks, health insurance
and other great benefits.
Apply in person at the Lake Park
location, 4914 Timber Drive.


Nature Coast
Regional Surgery Center.
Immediate management position
opening for a licensed RN with cur-
rent ACLS & BLS. Medicare-certi-
fied ASC that enhances quality of
-.life through improved \ision
Strong managerial, human relations
and organizational Ialls aire pre-
ferred. Salary commensurate with
experience. Excellent benefits.
Fax resume to Human Resources
(850) 838-3937 or call (850) 584-
2778, Ext. 639.
Closing Date: 05/31/05 EOE

Real Estate Secretary Needed;
e\pcrienced: t\pe 55 wpm; imme-
diate opening: salary negotiable;
Send resume. r "
to Abstract & Title Services, 111
East Howard St., Live Oak, FL
32064; fax 386-362-2717
$$$Earn 50% Com.$$$
Start-Up Kit Only $10.
ForInfo. Call
Avon Ind s. Rep.
S Dorothy Christ
Yarbrough Corp.
will be sponsoring a school to ob-
tain a security license for security%
emploN meant. The class s ill be held
Ma\ 16. 17 & IS at the Kountrr
Kitchen Restaurant. in Lee. on 1-
Emplomnient positions a\aldable
at present imne.
Call Jim Tuckerat 386-364-7780
or Joe Peaj%\ 850-929-4747
Sales Person
Inside retail sales person Hard-
%%are/building knowledge a must.
Retail sales experience preferred.
Pick up application at Studstill
Lumber Co.;

Seeking a qualified individual to
perform horticulture production
and landscape, maintenance ac-
tivities at Green Industries Insti-
tute in Monticello. Must possess
or obtain a limited pesticide li-
cense. Should be able to operate
and maintain tractors/mowers.
Contact Ernest at 850-997-4088
or ernest@greenindustries.org.

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Advent Christian Village
FT RN/Education Director, Unre-
stricted Florida License, knowledge
of LTC regs, and experience in LTC
setting required. Training experi-
ence desired. Competitive wages,
good benefits, great working envi-
ronment. Apply in person at Per-
sonnel Office Monday through Fri-
day from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.,
Carter Village Hall, 10680 CR 136,
Dowling Park, FL; or fax resume to
(386) 658-5160. EOE/DFW f
Mgmt trainees earn 35-60K.
Looking for six aggressive people
who want a long term career with a
125-year old company. Sales,
mgmt, or PR background will help.
Call 352-373-2365 for an Interview
or fax resume to 352-692-4475.
Advent Christian Village
FT Groundskeeper/Landscaper, ex-
perience desired Competitive Ben-
efits include health, dental, life,
disability, savings, supplemental
AFLAC insurance; access to on-
site daycare and fitness facilities.
Apphl in person at Personnel Office
Monday through Friday from 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village
Hall, 10680 CR 136, Dowling Park,
FL; or fax resume to (386) 658-
EOE Drug-Free Workplace
Criminal background checks re-
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Builder Needed
We have an opening for a
Graphic Artist Ad Builder. This
person will be responsible tor
building the ads' for the ne. paper
Professional appearance and
pleasant personality a must. Must
be able to work well under pressure
and maintain a teamplayer relation-
ship with co-workers.
Experience and/or education in
this field preferred.
Apply in person only at the
Madison County Carrier. Hwy 53
South, MNadison.

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The administration of the estate of DOROTHY ROBBINS O'DONNELL,
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Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Clay A. Schnltker
Clay A. Schnitker
Fla Bar No.349143
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 652
Madison, Florida 32341
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Personal Representative:
/s/Laura Mary O'Donnell
Laura Mary O,Donnell
710 NE CR 150
Madison, Florida 32340

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