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P.K. YONGE LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
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Relay I P BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 32611-7007
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Our 140th Year, Number 29
Friday, AMay 6, 2005
Madison, Florida 32340
Joe MNliranti, pictured above, is the lead candidate for the
county manager's position. He and the board have not yet
reached an agreement. iGreene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Ja-
cob Bemnbr). MaN 2. 20051
BN Mike Moore
Greene Publishine. Inc.
It is called negotiation.
recently narrowed their origi-
nal list of 21 candidates for
the manager position to one
Commission chairman Alfred
Martin and county attorney
Tom Reeves met Monday af-
ternoon % ith 'Joseph Miranti
to discuss salary and other
The uaN range tor the
county manager position as
set by the commission was
$-45.000) to $55,000. NMiranti
requested $60.000 and a one-
The board voted 3-2, to
go back with an offer of
$55,000 and a one-year guar-
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing. Inc.
One of the jo) s of summer
is softball and church league
softball %%ill start soon. The
Madison County Parks and
Recreation Department, ,as
well as the Lee Recreation De-
partment, are now accepting
registrations for church league
Teams may register for the
Madison County church soft-
ball league at. the Parks and
Recreation Department office
located at the Recreation Com-
plex at the county's Rec. Park.,
Please See Softball, Page 22A
antee. Out-of-county car ex-
penses would also be includ-
Nliranti had contacted
Martin before Wednesday's
meeting and stated he \\as
\ery interested in the position
and %%as flexible.
B. Bill McCrea
Grecne Publishing,. Inc.
"What we are doing here
today\ is getting Madison
read\ to utilize their deconta-
rmnation equipment. so in the
esent of a biohazard. the team
will treat patients outside the
domain of the hospital, to keep
it from being decontaminated.
This is a really\ good opporru-
nit. to demonstrate what the
decon team nught do in the
e\ent of an outbreak," said
School Board Offers Settlement
To Gail French In Lawsuit
B\ Jacob Bembr\
Gr'cne P, blbshinq. Inc.
The Nladison Count\
School Board, acting under
the advice of their risk man-
agement attorney. has offered
a settlement to Gail French,
the former principal of the
Madison Count\ Excel
School. heo claimed that she
was "constructitel terminat-
ed" b \ the board.
At press time. French had
not responded to the offer.
BN Jacob BembrN
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Patrick W\Vesle\ Brosw n registered as a sex
offender at the Madison Count\ Jail on Sat-
urday. April 30.
Brown's qualifying offense was a lewsd
and lascilious act on a child under 16 \ears,
which was rumored to be
$25,000, but not confirmed, so
the current paperwork in the
case has not been made public.
according to the board's risk
Greene Publishing. Jnuc.
will apprise readers of the out-
come of tile case and settle-.
ment, once it is finished.
'In .the law, suit. French
maintained that she %\as "a
member of a protected class
due to her race. black. her gen-
der, female, and the fact that
she reported discrimination
ad\ersel1 affecting her and
she was the victim of retalia-
tion thereafter." '
French began working as
a schoolteacher with the
Madison Count\ School
Board in 1983. She quit her
job as principal of the Excel
School on January 9; 2004.
She told Bill Roberts. w.ho
%\as then the School Superin-
Please See French. Page 22A
Brown is a black male swith black hair
and brown e\es. He is 5'9" tall and weighs
184 pounds. He has two gold teeth. a scar on
his right arm. a tattoo on his left chest and a
tattoo on his neck.
Aliases used by Brown include Curley
Top Bro\\ n. Top Curly and John Doe.
Please See Browsn, Page 22A
Patrick Weslei Brown
Land With A
On The Way
Gary Webb made a re-
quest for land to be annexed
By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Perhaps the town's motto.
"Little But' Proud." will soon
need to be changed. Lee is
growing. At Tuesday night's
regular to\n council meeting.
three parcels of land were
added to the citl 's area. And a
first reading on an ordinance to
add another piece look place.
All four parcels of land are
east of the present city limits
and south of High ay 90.
Developers with the cor-
porate name' of Homeland
Properties, LLC.,plan to put in
a .'subdivision called Lees ard
Estates. If all goes according
to plan and the fourth piece i_
added, there will be 140 home-
sites offered for sale.
"Madison County has not
Please See Subdivision,
Gail Stewart, Hospital Pre-
Two, while conducting bio-
hazard drill outside the Madi-
son County Memorial Hospi-
tal. On cue, the hospital decon
team donned their level C per-
sonal protect e equipment
suits next to the Zurmo bio-
hazard tent, which is equipped
iith individual showers to
dispose of dangerous chemical
Madison County Memori-
al Hospital just received its
grant from the Federal Gov-
ernment to now purchase bio-
hazard eqtiipment and is ready
for high priorat decontamina-
"'All of the hospitals in the
region have this equipment af-
ter receiving grant money.
from the government." -said
Ste a ,
The decon team is com-
prised of seen members and
-its team leader is Janice
"We are doing operations
training to get the decon team
members able to perform in
the event of a real disaster,"
Inside the tent patients are
instructed to wash themselves
down so that the dangerous
agents are not spread bN mem-
bers of the decon team. After
the victims are washed down,
the nurses then determine how
Please See Decon, Page 22A
,, :- -
9 FRI. NIGHT
See Page 12A
A GuidE To A MAqicAl MOTHER's Day
3 Sections. 62 Paces
Annie's Mailbox............19A Real Estate
Around Madison........ 4-11 A Guide.............. ....Pages 2-3B
Church.....................14-15A The Remote
Classifieds.............. 20A Guide...................C Section
Comit. Calendar...............A School......................... 16A
Jail Report ................... A Sports... ..... ... ..............17A
Legals.................... .......21A Step Back in Time.........19A
O bituaries...... ..................5A View point ... .......2-3A
O outdoors ..................... I SA W eather... ........ ............... 22A
"1 ~'Tt r pri
^M'" 4 !! p ^
Decon Team is Ready For Biohazard
The Madison County Memorial Hospital Decon Team includes: standing, left to right: Gail Stewart. Carol Harrington.
Leslie Criss, Bruce Reeves, Michelle Mack. and Tammn Osteen: Bottom rowy, left to right: Suzanne Truesdale. and team
leader Janice Greene. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Bill McCrea, Ma 3, 2005)
SEX OFFENDER REGISTERS
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Friday, May 6, 2005
The Ginger Jar
A Cooking Mother Is a Joy Forever
I feel sorry for the chil-
dren of non-cooking mothers.
Said young ones are so de-
prived, and do not realize it at
all. Oh, they have this large,
hole in their souls, but they do
not understand what would fill
that space. Those of us with
cooking mothers understand
and appreciate the proper ap-
plication of dumpling to va-
I am most fortunate to
have grown up in a home
where the mother cooked. My
father cooked, too, but his ef-
forts were mainly in the fried-
fish-and cheese-grits line. He
did submit a recipe for hush
puppies to a church cookbook
once, but no one would ever
be able to make anything edi-
ble from his instructions. That
recipe goes down in our fami-
ly lore as one of the funniest
pieces in print.,
Not so our mother's cook-
ing .and her recipes. She
learned to work at the stove
early in life; as a nine-year-
old, she was handed the re-
sponsibility of making the din-
ner and .supper biscuits for
Grandfather and the field
hands. Needless to say, she is a
master biscuit, baker. Many a
Sunday night, wee. gathered
around the kitchen table after
church for scrambled eggs,
ham, and homemade biscuits
with butter and jelly. Is there a
finer meal on earth? I don't
My sister-in-law Pat be.-
li'ees that iotier cracklin
bread is better th.in .:tn3
dessert. She always eats
enough of it to keep her at
peace until the next time she
visits from Texas. I love that
bread, too, but I have not
learned to make it. Maybe I
should get myself in gear be-
fore the process is lost for all
time. What a pity that would
Mother cooked up all the
traditional favorites chicken-
and dumplings, collard greens,
smothered steak with rice, ba-
nana pudding, towering
chocolate cake, and custard
'pies. The bunch of us and
whoever else was in the house
dispatched it all with gusto.
Everything that came from her
stove seemed delicious.
Not to say that she was
not adventurous. I was about
10 when she tried a recipe
named Chicken Italian. It was
sort of like Brunswick stew,
only with Italian spices and
chicken instead of squirrel and
hog head. I don't care for
Brunswick stew, and'I didn't
care for Chicken Italian, but
everyone else seemed to love
it, so we had it pretty often.
She also learned to cook
pizza. Remember those Chef
BoyArdee boxes with the
yeast dough you had to mix
and the thick tomato sauce?
Mother learned to dress those
rascals up with extra cheese
and various toppings and
make them her own instead of
After my paternal grand-
mother died. Mother learned
r10 ake the taniy pecan cake
that her nmolher-in-li\ i h:id in-'
vented in the desperation of
poverty. That cake is still a
mainstay of our Barrett family
reunions. Mother practiced
making stuffed mushrooms
about two years ago when she
overheard me saying some-
thing like, "Man, I love stuffed
mushrooms." She relished
some stuffed squash at a fancy
luncheon, so went home and
tried it until she got it right.
She has always been willing to
venture into the Great Land-
scape of Food preparation.
Many of her traits I could
have inherited from her. But -
praise the Lord I inherited
the gift of cooking. Often
when I am mixing up some
dish (those sweet potato bis-
cuits, for example) I think of
my mother and her willing-
ness to prepare meals, snacks,
and treats for her family and
anyone else who dropped in.
As children, we took her work
for granted. Now, as adults,
seeing the many mothers too
."bus) to cook, we hold those
homemade dinners dear in our
hearts. That Was a very special
part of home, and I am thank-
ful we did not have to .trade
that for anything less mean-
For my siblings and for
myself, I extend a very heart-
felt thanks to our mother,
Clara Sheffield Barrett, for
every morsel she ever set be-
fore us. Each one spoke love,
and we value that today.
Happy Mother's Day,
Mother. We lo\e \ou, and %\e
really loe') our fried okra and
creamed corn ...
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as
sent 'to this newspaper.
More Steam Over Wal-Mart
To the Editor:
I am very glad that Dianne Bachari has respond-
ed to the letter I wrote, urging Madisonians to think
long and hard before allowing Wal-Mart to set up
shop in the county. This is an important issue, and
should be debated openly and freely. I appreciate Ms.
Let's stir the pot and see what steam bubbles rise
up. Ms. Bachari did not dispute a single one of my
facts regarding Wal-Mart's atrocious record of labor
relations and union-busting. She did not contravene
any of the personal experiences I eyewitnessed in Tal-
lahassee when Wal-Mart wrecked the traffic patterns
and suburbs north of Thomasville Road after they set
up their delightful Big Boxes there. She was unable to,
disprove the fact that niost Wal-Mart workers relyon
Medicaid for health care, because the company does
not have a health care plan within the reach of its "as-
sociates," as these poor wage-sla- es are called.
I would urge everyone in Madison Countr to
read Barbara Ehrenreich's- "Nickeled and Dhned."
which has a splendid first-person account olf lihat it is
like to work for Wal-Mart at the end of it. It max\ aso
be of interest to Madison residents to learn that 45-50,
percent of all Wal-Mart employees qt ii their jobs
within a year of being hired. What kindof company
is it, that has a 50 percent turnover rate every year?
Answer: A company that despises its workers. A com-,
pany that .\ ill do an\ thing for mone\ A company that
I, am writing this letter in response to a letter you pub-
lished, in the Enterprise-Recorder on Friday, April 22nd, by
a very disappointed citizen, regarding the. "Miss Black
Madison County Pageant", which was held on Sunday,
April 24di,. at the Van. H. Priest Auditorium. Let me say
thai I am \ er. disappointed also. trsL because the writer did
not sien their name to the leuer. and s-cond. because they'
did not thornighl re.id the tvwo 12) previous issues of the
Madison County Carrier (WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13th,
and WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20th), in which we stated our
purpose-for sponsoring the pageant, and there is nothing
about it that represents racism, and I must say that I am
known by a lot of people in this community, black, white,
and Hispanic, and they all know that I would never be as-
sociated with any group or organization that caused divi-
sion between the people of Madison County.
There are some serious issues and concerns facing our
youth today, especially our black youth, and our church
family, wanted to use this pageant as a catalyst or small
stepping stone to address these issues and concerns, which
include: the school dropoutrate, low FCAT scores, teenage
pregnancies, underage drinking. '~lcir'dnigs. streergann. :"
domestic violence,-reported cases,:of child abuiunnetii.
ployment, and not to mention the Juvenile Justice System,
is simply immoral.
There's another thing you can say goodbye to,
once Wal-Mart arrives: Your local newspaper. Wal-
Mart never advertises in papers. All the ad re\ enue
that is currently supplied by the local merchants, those
hardworking, inefficient goofballs that Ms. Bachari is
all out of patience with, will be gone, very soon after
Wal-Mart arrives. A newspaper tradition that goes
back in print to the 19th century. an in valuablee archi% e
of local life and history, will disappear. But you will
have Wal-Mart's big blue facade, and a big motor-oil-
stained parking lot to replace it. Madison will be well
on its way to looking like Anytown, U.S.A. I mean,
we weren't Paris, we weren't Rome, we weren't the
epicenter of Western Civilization. But do Nv e ha\ e to
look like a greasy, filthy, sodium-lamplit Junk-Burg?
Do we have to reduce ourselves down to being the
Least Conimon Denominator? Let Ms. Bachari come
to South Florida and see what wonders have been
%\ brought here. in the name of commerce and develop-
ment! Let her drive on 1-95 at rush hour between
Broward arid Palm Beach counties' We have Wal-.
1l\ants aplenty down here!
I said 11 in mrn tirs letter, and I'll qi it again. It's'
not for me to decide It's for ',,ou to decide It's your
country and \our to"% n and your livelihood and your
ne\\spaper. MNake up .our minds.
Michael C. Browningri
Is Not Racism
Xhich is bursting at the 'ean-Ls with our young people.
It saddens i) heain .i'know that when the statistics
are presented our black youth ranks at the top or near the
top of each category mentioned.
Realizing the plight of our young people, what shall
we do? Stickburheads in the sand andhope that all of these
problems go away. And no this pageant can't and won't
solve all of the, problems but, we can begin to address
them, by working to develop positive role models among
our youth, help build their self-esteem and confidence, of-
fer them educational scholarships to our local Commnunir'5
College, and give them array of hope and positive outlook
for the future, which will benefit all of Madison County and
its citizens.. This is our statement of purpose, and there is
nothing racist about it. There two (2) old saying "It Takes
A Whole Village To Raise A Child" and It Is Better To
Build Youth Than To Mend Men", we are just'irying to do
our little part in making this Community and Our Great
Nation a better place to live, for the Glory of God. Please
don't condemn us for that, and turn somediing meant for
good into something the enemy of souls will use to keep us
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Momingstar M.B. Church "
Emerald Greene Ki
Jacob Bembry. Bill McCrae
Georganna Sherman and Kei
ADVERTISING SALES REPRES
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State & local taxes include
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Membership has its privileges. It also has its responsibilities.
When I accepted Christ as my Savior, I accepted the privi-
leges of His forgiveness for my sins, as well as accepted the keys
to Heaven and the promise of life eternal and a mansion in Heav-
en. I also accepted the responsibilities that came with it: living a
life that is reflective of Christ and following His commandments.
I haven't always lived up to my responsibilities, but God offers
me a chance to ask for forgiveness, in Jesus' name, and sincere-
ly mean it, and repent of my sin, and it's like it never happened.
When I joined the church, I also accepted the privileges of-
fered. I was given a chance to fellowship with likeminded be-
lievers and make friendships that would last through eternity. I
also accepted the responsibility that came with joining the
church. Although attendance isn't compulsory, it is encouraged,
because God's Word said, "Let us not forsake the assembling of
ourselves together." There are other responsibilities that I also
take seriously, such as business meetings (though I hate the very
thought of a church business meeting, I know that it's important).
Other responsibilities include paying tithes and offerings, as well
as cleaning the church.
I know a woman, whose father was a pastor at a church. He
was also a member of an organization outside of church that de-
manded its members not miss a meeting. She said one day she
confronted her father about the matter. She pointed out to him
that, even though he was a pastor, he missed church sometimes.
He never missed his club meetings. It wasn't right, she said. Her,
father realized the truth of her statements and dropped out of the
Are you a member of a church? Have you been neglecting
your responsibilities while enjoying the privileges? Not all of us
have the same responsibilities. Sometimes, a person's responsi-
bility is only to pray for their church. Are you enjoying the priv-
ileges while neglecting its responsibilities?
Copies of my book, Jacob's Ladder, may be purchased at the
Old Bookstore in downtown Madison.
ALL SUSPECTS SHOULD BE- CONSIDERED INNOCETa
UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A.COURT OF.LAW
Man And Woman
Arrested On Drug Charges
A man and a woman were ar- .... --
rested on Saturday, April 30, on So0 .
drug charges by the Madison Coun- ---l
ty Interstate Criminal Enforcement r.
(ICE) team. -
According to Madison County
Sheriff's Department reports, ICE
team member, Deputy Chris An-
drews, stopped a vehicle on Inter-
state 10, driven by Nadana Tyshay
Vaughn, 27, for ,a traffic infraction. William Randall
Vaughn was hauling a passenger, William Thomias Randall, 30.
After noticing several indicators of criminal dicti\it..
Deputy Andrews called for ICE team member Ar Bolin for
After a search of the persons
0- .... and vehicle, a felony amount of
-i marijuana was located along with a
*oi 9rmm pistol. which was under the:
seat 6f Randall. Cocaine and, a
small.amount of marijuana were lo-
S~ cated in Randall's pockets. A set of
Digital scales, liich is used for the
-- selling and buying of narcotics, was
Nadana Vaughn also located in the vehicle.
Both subjects were arrested and the vehicle and a small
amount of U.S. currency were seized.
In a recent article on Scot Copeland opening aI law of-
fice in Madison, it was mistakenly put that he was an asso-
,ciate at Fuller, Johnson and Farrell, P.A. Copeland was a
shareholder instead of an associate there.
Madison County Extension Service
The Magic of Money Control
When it comes to money, you are in the driver's seat and it is
up to you to manage all of your resources,. Where does-you mon-
ey go? Do \ou let it slip out ot your hands or do you control it?
Use your money and other resources to achieve your goals and get
from where you are to where you want to be.
If you want to control your money try some of these cost cut-
ters. Distinguish between "needs and wants," consider your values,
goals and all of your resources. Be aware .of your alternatives for
increasing income. Know when to use cash, checks or credit and
decide upon the best person to keep the family's books and to pay
Save up to 15 % of your take home pay by making and fol-
lowing a spending plan that covers your fixed expenses, flexible ex-
penses, and funds for emergencies and future goals. Shave off 25
to 30 % of your shopping dollars by shopping with a list, and doing
Stretch your transportation dollars by practicing good driving meth-
ods and taking care of your automobile. 'Get regular maintenance
and service checkups, Use your care owner's manual to plan main-
tenance. Make your car last longer by taking care of it and you will
delay the need for purchasing a newer vehicle.
Compare insurance rates with different companies before mak-
ing a choice of policies. Cut insurance cost by shopping for dis-
counts, increasing deductibles and practicing good habits.
You can spend less by taking care of what you have. Use care
- recycle, remodel and recreate. Save 20 to 30% of your food costs
florida press ASSoci i
by eliminating waste. The averagefamily wastes about 20 % of
food.throughimproper storage. bum ing too much when the\ eat out
or not using leftovers.
Manage credit wisely. If you use charge accounts, try to buy at
the start of the billing cycle so you won't be billed for 25 days. Pay
in full before interest begins on accounts to' save the interest fees.
Check your spending habits. Consider waste and self-in-
dulgence. Try this exercise for one week, whenever you take
your wallet out, write down how much you spent. Call the of-
fice and I can give you a single piece of paper with a chart for
each day of the week.) You may be shocked at the amount of'
money that leaves your pocket each week. We call these small
amounts spending leaks, and they can add up to large amounts
over time. Remember, a dollar a day saved is $365.00 a year.
Learn to substitute other resources for money: Try to borrow,
share, switch, substitute, simplify and conser e goods and ser-
The magic of money con-
trol is in your hands. It's up to
you to make all your dreams
come true by using your re-
sources. For more information
on how you can cut costs and
take charge of your money,
contact, the Madison County
insley -Since 1865-
"Telling it like it is with honesty and integrity"
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and Mike Consolidated June 25, 1908
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Carlos Riviera Medina--'
No valid or expired drivers
Lehman Jessie Evans--
Possession of crack cocaine
within 1000 feet of a church
Amanda Sue Mathis--
BatterN on a person over 65
years of age, trespass after,
Deborah Ann Glee--
Cheating, 'grand theft
Debbie Parker Cantrell--
Cheating, grand theft, theft
Kelvin Delnorris Bell--
Billy Maurice Faulkner--
Grand theft III, possession of
a controlled substance
sion of drug paraphernalia
Melvin Milton Adams--
Possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams
Nicholas Deshawn Cher-
ing a tag not assigned, no
valid or expired drivers li-
cense, unknown charge
Bonita Monique Mc-
Teresa Marie Barnes--
Jeffery Dewayne Norris-
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A
You knew this was coming. You looked at the calendar and saw
that this Sunday is Mother's Day. So of course, you knew the local
columnist would have something to say about the special day. You are
And when my mother says, "You do plan to write aMother's Day
column don't you?" that seals it.
Where did this holiday come from? Did some almost-forgotten
mother request dinner and flowers?
No. Here are the facts.
The earliest Mother's Days can be traced to the spring celebra-
tions of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the another of the gods. Dur-
ing the 1600s, England celebrated a day called "NMothenng Sunday."
honoring the mothers of England.
During this time, many of England's poor worked as ser ants for
the wealthy. As most jobs were located far from their homes, dthe ser-
vants would live at the houses of their employers. On NMothering Sun-
day, the servants, would ha\e the day off and were encouraged to re-
turn home and spend the day with their mothers. A special cake, called
the mothering cake. as often brought along to provide a festive touch.
As Christianity spread throughout Europe, the celebration
changed to honor the Mother Church. Over time the church festival
blended \w ith the Mothering SundaN celebration. People began honor-
ing their mothers as \tell as the church. .
In the United States, Mother's Day was first suggested in 1872 by
Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the .Xords to TheBattle Hi\mn of the Re-
public, as a day dedicated to peace. Howe held Mother's Day meet-
ings in Boston for several years.
In 1907, Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to es-
tablish a national Mother's Day. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church
in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second an-
niversary of her mother's death, the second Sunday of May. By the
next year, Mother's Day % as also celebrated in. Philadelphia .
Jarvis and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessmen,
and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. II
.was successful, and by 1911 Mother's Day was celebrated in almost
,e\'erv state. In 1914, President Woodrow \ilson made the official an-
nounceinent proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday to be
held each year on the second Sunday of MaI .
The Bible has lots to say about being a mother. It must be impor-
tant if we go by how much space is gi en to it. That's how it works at
the newspaper. Big story-big coverage. I found about 40 references to
mothers in the. Bible. The Bible says, "Children obeN your parents."
Parents know a lot. There is also a great % erse in Proverbs about mak-
ing father and mother glad.
Mothers tell Bible stories and go to baseball games and sit in
wooden bleachers. Mothers tell, kids to. wash the purple snow-cone
stain from their faces. Mothers pmra. lMothers cook and %wash and teach
and iron and fix the TV. They put on band-aids and change diapers and
.. '.. III I, "'nll, i l I .b,
tell kids to practice piano. They smile at graduation. They cry at \\ed-
dings and silly TV movies. They help %with homework. They teach
Sunday School. They tell Dads to be calm. They tell kids how to brush
Mothers know how the mystery book will end, and drag children
to get shots and say that broccoli is good. In addition to all of these, my
mother taught me how to dust furniture and eat grits and she said I.
should go to church.
I am fortunate to have my mother, and mother-in-law still around.
My wife, daughter, and daughter-in-law are mothers. I certainly keep
the greeting card people happy.
So happy Mother's Day to Tan a. Mom. Abuela. Christi, and Jes-,
But one correction. All 365 of the da) s are Nours. Not just one day.
-Contempt of court (non-sup-
Green--Writ of bodily attach-
Phaedra Lanette Green--
Possession 'of cocaine, pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell,
possession of drug parapher-'
nalia, possession of marijua-
na less than 20 grams
Johnny Webb, Jr.--No
valid or expired drivers' li-
cense, unknown charge
Patrick Wesley Brown--
DWLSR or cancelled
'Renee Katrell Brown--
Failure to appear (arraign-
ment), felony deposit ac-
Lopez--Failure to appear (ar-
Patrick Wesley Brown--
Criminal registration (sexual
Willie James Anderson--
DWLSR or cancelled
Joseph Carroll Jeffery--
Out of county warrant
DWLSR or cancelled
Nadana Ty sha) Vaughn-
-Possession of drug para-
phernalia, possession of mar-
ijuana less than 20 .grams,
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell
William Thomas Ran-
dall--Carrying a concealed
firearm or weapon, posses-
sion of cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia, pos-
session of a firearm by a con-
victed felon, possession' of a
firearm in the commission of
a felony, possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams,
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell
Norman Eric Welch-.
Furnishing obscene material
to a minor
Lee--DWLSR or cancelled,.
escape, resisting officer with-
Alpha Omega Jackson--
Terry Wendell Mc-
Daniel--Escape, failure to ap-
pear, resisting an officer
Tonya Denise Wilson--
Grand theft, theft by taking
Felisha Ann McDaniel--
Glen Tyron Lanford--
Failure to appear
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4A The MadisonEnterprise-Recorder AROUND MADISON COUNTY
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Rev. Jimmy and Wylene McNeal celebrated their 50th an-
niversary with a reception held Sunday, May 1, at Fellowship
Baptist Church in Madison.
During the ceremony, Jimmy and Wylene renewed the wed-
ding vows they first exchanged 50 years ago and enjoyed visit-
ing with the friends and family who came to hear them reaffirm
the vows and celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Jimmy and Wylene first met at a countywide 4-H Club
when they were 12 years old.
"We both had our 4-H projects," said Wylene. "He was with
the farming part. I was with the home economics and chicken
Wylene said that they didn't really know each other when
they were in 4-H Club but they became high school sweethearts
when they were 14 and entered Columbia High School in Lake
Both Jimmy and Wylene graduated from Columbia High
and were both working when they got married.
"We were both working and 10 years later, Jimmy decided
to go to college when the Lord called him into the ministry,"
Jimmy attended Norman Park Junior College in Norman
Park, Ga. for two years before finishing his education at Camp-
bellsville College in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Both schools
were affiliated with the Southern Baptist denomination.
Jimmy and Wylene's first church was the White Springs-
First Baptist Church. They then returned to Kentucky where
Jimmy was the pastor of the Salem Baptist Church in Camp-
Jimmy went to serve two churches in Ohio before he re-
turned to Florida to pastor more churches.
Currently, Jimmy is the administrative pastor at Fellowship
.Baptist Church in Madison.
The. Wed. Thur. & Fri.
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Jimmy and Wylene McNeal celebrated their 50th wed-
ding anniversary with a reception held on Sunday. May 1st.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, May 1,
Wylene worked as a bookkeeper before becoming a church
secretary and financial secretary for churches in the area where
she and Jimmy served. She always worked at different church-
es than the ones Jimmy pastored. ,,
Jimmy and she retired three years ago, but he didn't stay re-
tired very long before he took the position at Fellowship.
Jimmy and Wylene have three children: Doyle Lee McNeal,
of Lake City; Bruce Lee McNeal, of Lee; and Rebecca Liv-
ingston, of Hilliard. They also have three grandchildren.
In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys fishing. Wylene enjoys be-
ing with her grandchildren, when she gets a chance, and being a
Wylene said that she and Jimmy enjoy living in Lee. They
now reside on property that they purchased 14 years ago, but
only moved in three years ago.
"1 pray that the Lord doesn't ask me to move again," said
\V\ lene. \\ho had to mo\ e numerous times while Jimmy was the
shepherd of different flocks, at different churches in various
Speaking of the anniversary celebration, Wylene said, "We
...,.~6'uldlike .to ,ihiik all of our family and friends for coming and
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Army National Guard Spec. Dana P. McCloud is a member
of the 48th Brigade Combat Team who recently participated in
one of the most realistic scenarios, offered by the U.S. Army at
the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif. The
Georgia National Guard soldier is a member of the 1st Battalion,
108th Armor Regiment based in Calhoun, with units in Canton
The NTC, located in southern California in the Mojave
Desert, is the premier combat training center for desert warfare.
Its rugged terrain and environment provide a realistic and gruel-
ing test for troops of the 48th Brigade Combat Team in prepara-
tion for deployments to Iraq. Soldiers honed their warfighting
skills through force-on-force simulated combat scenarios in the
The 48th Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Macon,
Ga., is comprised of 31 units in Georgia and six units from oth-
er states with a combined total strength of more than 4,000 sol-
/ McCloud is an armor crewman with 16 years of military
He is the son of Ronald D. and Patricia S. McCloud of N,W.
221st St., Greenville, Fla.
His w ife. Kell\. is the daughter of Paul and Bernadette H.
Nloulton of Post Oak Drive. Gainesville. Ga.
The specialist is a 1988 graduate of Redan High School,
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Jason T. Hill
Jason T. Hill has been awarded an Air Force ROTC (Re-
serve Officer Training Corps- college scholarship. The cadet
was selected on the basis of comprehensive test scores, high
school scholastic achievement, school officials evaluations, ex-
,tracurricular activities, and community involvement. The schol-
arship is designed to cover the cost of tuition, textbooks, labora-
tory and incidental fees, and a non-taxable monthly stipend dur-
ing the school year.
Upon graduating from college, and completing the ROTC pro-
gram, the cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the
Air Force. The new lieutenants select and enter various career
fields to train as pilots, navigators, engineers, medical, person-
nel, business management fields, and special operations.
He is the son of Tommy W. and Elsa M. Hill of Park Lane,
His grandparents are Victor
and Trudy Kretzer of Jenny
Lind Drive, Hendersonville, Ni
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Hill is a 2005 graduate of
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Friday, May 6, 2005
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 5A
< Henry Paul Graves Hazel Medders Williams>
Henry Paul Graves, age 79, passed away Friday, April 22,
2005, in south Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, Ga. Funeral
services were on Sunday, April 24 at First Baptist Church in
Pinetta. Burial followed in Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Pinetta. Vis-
itation was at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel in Madison.
He was born in Madison County on October 27, 1925, and
was a lifelong resident of Madison County. He worked for
Owens Illinois Paper Mill until his retirement, and was a veteran
in the United States Coast Guard, and a member of Pinetta First
Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
He is survived by his wife, Clarice Hollingsworth Graces of
Pinetta; one son, Tim Graves, of Tallahassee; two daughters, Ra-
mona Sprenkle and husband, Hal, and Sabrina Hammock and
husband, Alvin, of Pinetta; one brother, Ernest C. Graves of
Panama City; and five grandchildren, Cortni Sprenkle, Eli Spren-
kle, Zack Sprenkle, Dusty Hammock and Dylan Hammock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pinetta Baptist
Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 117, Pinetta, Florida 32350.
The American Legion Auxiliary will have their annual rum-
mage sale at the Cherry Lake Crossroads at 8:00 a.m.
Rev. & Mrs. Charles R. Lasseter, Senior Pastors & Allen &
Brenda McCormick, Associate Pastors of Lee Worship Center wel-
come you to a special Mother's Day Luncheon and Concert at 10
a.m. The Center is at 397 Magnolia Drive in Lee. The featured
group will be the McCormick Family. The concert begins at 10 am
and lunch will be served at 12 noon.
The Annual United Methodist Women Salad Supper is sched-
uled for 6:30pm. at the United Methodist Community Center lo-
cated on the Valdosta Highway and Dill St. All Madison County
Methodist women are cordially invited to this yearly event. Lee
United Methodist Women are the hosts, and have planned a great
evening of fellowship, and a program for everyone's enjoyment.
Come and bring your favorite salad and enjoy an evening out with
your friends and make new friends, too.
The MaN meeting of the 55 Plus Club will be at the United
Methodist Community Center located on the Valdosta Highway
and Dill Street at noon. The host will be First United Methodist
Church anid the.\ plan i(o ._er\e ialad.: ,ind -..i!ndl iche Tlhepi-grim
arranrie'b.'-Stuart Fenneman ,ill be EdMeggs, President .of
Madison County Community Bank. who \will speak about the Eco-
nomic Council. Anyone in the community who is 55 years of age
or older is welcome to attend 55 Plus Club, there are no fees of any
kind and reservations are not needed. For more information about
this program or any outreach ministry of the United Methodist Co-
operative Ministries call the Coordinator, Linda Gaston at 850-973-
The MCMH Nursing Department will sponsor Caring and
Sharing, a fundraising event. Tickets cost $2, with the drawing
held on May 11. The first place prize is an afghan especially made
for you with loving, caring hands. Second prize is a basket of
goodies. All proceeds will be used to purchase equipment to en-
hance services to our patients.
Singles Party, hosted by Positive Christian Singles, meets
every Friday at 1650 River Street (1/4) mile east of Sam's Club, in
Valdosta. The theme for tonight is Bachelor Auction. Dance
lessons 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.
For more info, call 229-242-3797.-
Cherry Lake First Baptist Church invites you to come and en-
joy a day of missionaries, seminars on missions and How to be an
effective Christian in the work place form 10-4. There will be face
painting, clowns, children's stories and concert on the lawn. Bring
a lawn chair and plan on spending the day. Lunch will be served.
Listen to local singers as well as enjoying cloggers from Valdosta.
Something foreveryone. Tell a friend and we'll see you there. The
church is located 1 fi miles west of Cherry Lake crossroads on 53N :
and 150W. For more information, call 850-929-4920.
Hazel Medders Williams, age 79, died Saturday, April 30,
2005, in Madison. Graveside services were on Tuesday, May 3,
2005, at Corinth Cemetery, Lee. The family received friends
Monday, May 2, at the Funeral Home.
She was born in Douglas, Georgia to the late Charlie and Vi-
ola Medders. She and her husband owned a grocery business for
several years and later she was employed with Cherry's Hatch-
ery and Gold Kist until she retired. She was a member of Mid-
way Baptist Church and loved gardening, travel and the out-
She is survived by three daughters, Lonette Rye, Janice
Brooker, and Robbie Scott; one son, Kenny Williams; one niece,
Marsha Medders, of NC, whom she helped raise, 11 grandchil-
dren, 20 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence
- Margaret Pittman
Margaret Pittman, age 83, died April 30 in Miami. Funer-
al services were Wednesday, May 4, at Beggs Funeral Home,
Madison Chapel. The family received friends on Tuesday at the
She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert W.
Pittman, formerly of Madison County.
She was born in Waycross, Georgia on December 2, 1921.
She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Madison before
moving to Miami in 1985. While living in Miami, she was a
member of Cutler Ridge Baptist Church, and was a secretary for
Victoria Hospital in Miami and the hospital in Quitman, Geor-
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Bernice Pittman, of Mi-
ami; two nieces, Joyce Menhennett and husband, David, of Mi-
ami and Teresa DeLapp of Miami; two nephews, Jerry DeLapp
of Michigan, and John DeLapp, Sr., of Miami; one half-brother,
Herbert Pittman, of Georgia
and one step-brother, Jack
Pittman. of Georgia, and nu-
merous nieces and nephews.
Our family would like to
thank out friends for all the
thoughtfulness, prayers, and
comfort you bestowed upon us
on the loss of our beloved
mother, Ethelle Odbm, and for
all the 'delicious food prepared
by loved ones who care.
We appreciate all the trib-
utes and beautiful floral
arrangements that made up a
beautiful garden for our moth-
er. We will miss her but she
will never be forgotten as she
spent her entire life building
memories that will be with us
Bobbie Sue Collins,
and S.P. Odom, Jr.
The family of Winifred
Williams Cherry wishes to ex-
press our sincere appreciation
for the kindness and, concern
shown during our mother's ill-
ness and passing.
We are grateful for your
prayers, cards, food, flowers,
donations to churches and
charities and the expressions of
love shown in so many ways.
The Cherry family joins
our hearts in gratitude to every-
one and pray God's rich bless-
ings upon you all.
'The Cherrt Famil\
Rosa Lee Cobb Butler
Rosa Lee Cobb Butler, age 71, died Thursday, April 28,
2005, in Tallahassee. The funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sat-
urday, May 7, 2005, at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in
Greenville with Bishop Gentle Groover officiating with burial
following at Bellamy Cemetery in Greenville. The viewing will
be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2005, .at Refuge Church
of Our Lord, Jesus Christ in Greenville and at new Zion on Sat-
urday, from noon until the service.
Butler was a native and lifelong. resident of Greenville,
where she was an active member of the Refuge Church of Our
Lord, Jesus Christ, serving as treasurer, usher, the Women's
Council and as a licensed missionary.
Her lo% e will live on forever with her son. the Elder Glen
(Sonja) Robinson of Tallahassee; her four daughters, Laverne
(Tommie) Dennis, of Greenville, Rosemary (Larry) Martin, of
Valdosta, Georgia, LaFrenchee (Stanley) McCreary, of Madison,
and Gloria (John) Green, of Jacksonville; her three brothers, Lee
(Hattie) Cobb, of Archer, James (Alice), Cobb, Herman (Betty)
Cobb,' all of Greenville: a special nephew, Cecil Cobb of
Greenville; 16 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a
host of nieces, nephews. other relatives and friends.
- Clora Williamson >
Clora Williamson, age 86, died Friday, April 29, 2005, in
The family received friends at the Beggs Funeral Home in
Madison on Monday, May 2, 2005, from 7 until 9 pm. Burial
will be at a later date in Gadsden, Alabama.
She was born in Boaz, Alabama, on September 29, 1918, the
daughter of the late Arthur Daniel Otinger and Minnie Strawn
Otinger. She lived most of her life in Gadsden, Alabama and
had lived in Madison since 1993. She attended Jacksonville
State Teachers College and taught school for 4 or 5 years. She
worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 35
years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star,
taught Sunday School and was a member of Bellevue Baptist
Church in Gadsden, AL. She enjoyed conversation, cooking,
reading and was a very dedicated worker for Goodyear.
She is survived by one son, Wayne Williamson. and wife.
Brenda, of Madison; one sister, Mavis Morgan. of Gadsden. Al.:
two grandchildren, Nikki and Brent Williamson, of Madison and
a number of nieces and nephews.. .
She wvas predeceased by her husband of 47 years. Tommy
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The Madison County Community Bank will be accepting
sealed bids on the house located at 112 North Shelby
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May 20, 2005. The house must be moved at the buyers
expense by Friday, July 22, 2005. Due to the historical
significance of the home, preference-will be given to the
bidder who will relocate the home to a location within
the city limits of Madison. Bid forms may be obtained
by contacting the bank at the address below. The bank
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Parrish Named Miss Black Madison County
The laidic, of the court of the recent Miss Black Madison C
to right. Sbammra Gibson. 1st Runner-up; Ashley Parrish, Mis
Sherika Jenninas. 2nd Runner-up. Oliver Bradley, Pageant D
newly crowned queen.
Ashley Parnish was crowned as Miss Black Madison
County 2005, Shamara Gibson was 1 st-runner-up, and Sheri-
ka Jennings was 2nd runner-up. Ashley is the daughter of
Leroy and-Renetta Parrish, and is dually enrolled at MCHS
* and NFCC. She has been accepted as a pre-med student at the
University of Miami, and was also selected to be a varsity
cheerleader for the Hurricanes. Shamara is a junior at MCHS
and is also enrolled at NFCC. Sherika is a graduating senior
in the class of 2005 and plans to attend TCC next year. All
three of the young ladies received trophies and gifts, plus the
top prize, $1000 Educational Scholarship going to Parrish, a
$500 Scholarship went to Gibson and Jennings received a
$100 Savings Bond. All of the other contestants received.'tro-
phies and Mary Kay gift certificates, donated by Lynne '
Brown. Ashley. was also the w inner of the talent competition.
and eveningwear. Hillary Jones and Bayonta Monique Poole
were chosen b\ their peers as Miss Congeniality. Hillary also
received a trophy for most ticket sales, thanks to her mother,,
Brenda Jones, and Candra Blue received a trophy for most ads
sales, thanks.to Lill ie Graham.
As the Master and Mistress of Ceremony gave their final,
thank ous and wished every-
one a pleasant good evening.
S- all expectations had been ful-
filled, the wiiinner hadi beert
-,.c wned., ,t .L iq.ry Iies d
aw\.ards presented, tears of joy
flo\\ed, laughter and excite-
ment was heard and felt
throughout the auditorium as
the final curtain closed for
the 2005 Miss Black Madison
County Pageant. The conrites-
tants hugged and kissed each
other, as family members and
friends began to take pictures
and express congratulations
to the young ladies, who had
been working for the past two
months for this particular mo-
ment. The reviews were great
and the pageant had lived up
to its billing as the "Event Of
Pageant Director, Oliver
Bradley, stated that the
pageant committee was over-
- joyed at the way things turned
out and how much support
and encouragement they re-
B 'ceived from the community.
All of the young ladies were
winners tonight, and we want
to thank them, their parents,
all of the sponsors, friends.
patrons, President' Morris
Steen, and his staff at North
Florida Community College,
JaLies) and MariNln Seale) of
our hometown radio station,
SVI.WMAF, Greene Publiihing.
SInc., all of the local business-
County Pageant are, from left es and indi\ iduak who put-
s Black Madison County; and chased ads for the pageant's
director, is standing behind the program booklet. and all of
the contributors, for the gifts,
and gift certificates which were;presented to the' contestants.
Without the community support, we would not have been able
to present such a wonderful program, and I want to give a big
thank you to everyone who made it possible, said Bradley.
The Pageant Committee %\ would also like to thank the
judges and entertainers: Highest Praise of Lake City, CJ &
Lynn Mattair (Praise of Motion) of Huntsville, Alabama, Juan
Baynard, Leah Baynard, Ken VWahington and Joanna Poole
McNeil of Jasper, asthe) blessed the hearts of all of those in
Glenda Branch was the pageant photographer and James
Williams 'was the videographer. Bradley expresses special
thanks to.all of the pageant committee, for a job well done,
and Pastor Reginald Daniels, for special and support on our
The pageant \\as sponsored to help encourage young peo-
ple tocontinue their education, by offering them scholarships,
help build their self-esteem and confidence, present positive
.role models for other people, and address some of the issues
facing our Nouth today.
As the pageant committee makes plans for next year, the
pageant will be moved to the month of February, because
April was a bu_,\ month for those contestants, who are still in
high school ith the prom, grad night and sending out in\ ita-
tions for .r.LIdu;liron. plus tlii] ,'y~uljr school and piart-time
t~bs. ~ ,,
First of all, being the southern gentleman that T am, I need to
introduce myself. I am the talked about, legendary, celebrated
Huckleberry Finn, and I have a special invitation for you and
your family. I want you to come to Cotton Hall in Colquitt,
Georgia and share my adventure with a good friend of mine, Jim,
(a runaway slave) as I help him escape to freedom.
The Colquitt Miller Art Council will be opening the doors to
Cotton Hall on June 7th for the premier of The Adventures of
Huckleberrm Finn,:and I will get to share all...well most, of my
adventures with audiences until June 25th. My experiences were
originally written in book form by Mr. Mark Tw ain, and are re-
garded by many critics as "The. Great American Novel," and
Rob. Lauer has adapted the store, for the theatre. By being
brought to the stage, it really comes to life in this ne*w unique
I will take you on all sorts of adentures as we head down
the Mississippi River fleeing the "civilizin', Christianizin' influ-
ence of 'proper folk."' \N\hile I am helping Jim escape. we meet
a host of colorful characters including feuding Southern families.
l nch mobs. \oung ladies in distress, and a hilarious group of
snake-oil salesmen trying to pass themselves off as European
royalty. ,!, : '
M\ journeys will take place in Cotton Hall. which is an old
cotton wvarehouse that was biult in the 1930s. This warehouse
has been. complete\ renovated into a theatre, complete with sta-
dium seatingn and four stages. Cotton Hall still maintains its rus-
tic flavor while being full\ equipped with st:ite-of-the-art light-
ing, eye appealing set design, and multi-level staging. From the
rafters to the floor, the design of the theatre makes every seat in
Cotton Hall a good one.
I am pleased to welcome
back some of our professional
actors, Peter Lewis (Scrooge)
from A Southern Christmas The A c vent
Carol is returning as an actor
and also as the musical direc-
tor. He has also written new
musical scores, for The Adven-
tures of Huckleberry Finn.
which features guitars, fiddles,
and banjos Edmund Bagnell
(Dennis Sanders) from last
summer's Smoke on the
Mountain is returning to play
Huck. These two actors along
with the rest of our talented
professional performers, which ,
were cast out of New York and
Atlanta, are sure to entertain
you through my adventures .'
that are filled with earthy wis-
dom, down home humor, and
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Known as "Mother
Lamb" to some and Miss
Sweet 16" to others.
Emma Lamb Mc-
Call will cele-
day, May 5,
lived here all
of her life..
l Mother Lamb
was married to the
late Willie McCall. Sr.
Willie & Emma had ten beau-
tiful & handsome children,
which three .has passed
(James, Johnny & Jesse Mc-,
Call). Her children still liv-
ing and -around her are:
Emma Lou Pinkard, Eloise
Brown, J. B. McCall, Henry
McCall and Willie McCall
Jr., all of Orlando, Florida,,
and Mazie Arnold and Nellie
Ross of Madison, Florida.
Even at .the, age of 100,
Mother Lamb still enjoys fel-
lo \shipping with other peo,-
pie and family members. She
keeps her family together
with her wisdom from on
SA farmer all of her life,
she still enjoys telling stories
of'how she made and what it
takes to make a good crop of
tobacco, corn and a good gar-
den. She tells: of how it \ as
to get the mule, early, in the
morning, hook it to the plowv
and go to the fields anid what
MotherLamb is a faithful
member of E~ergreen
Church in Madi-
m has served
-in many ca-
Even at her
age, she con-
tinue.s to sing ;
those songs of'
Zion. attend Sunda\
School and enjoys church.
One thing about her is she
does not \\ant to be late com-
ing to Sunday School. She
% ill definitely let you know.
On occasions, she w\'il walk
from the home of Rev. Albert
& Angela Barfield '(her
granddaughter & husband).
heree she resides, to the
Mother Lamb has a host
of grandchildren', great
grand's. and great-great-
':grand's, as well as adopted
children in Madison. Florida
and Orlando. Florida.
The McCall Family will
host a Family Reunion on the
McCall's property on N. SR
53, Mal 5th. with a Birdiday
Celebration the Family Re-
union on the 6th. and 7th,
and on May 8th. they \'ill be
observing Mother's Day at
Evergreen NM. B. Church with
She continues to thank
the day. for life, health, dnd strength.
biting satire to create a production that you xill ne% er forget.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opens June 7th and
runs through June 25th Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday perfor-
mances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays at, 10:00 a.m.
and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Group rates are available. Please call
229-758-5450 for more information and ticket prices.
Friday, May 6, 2005
The Adventures of Hucklberry Finn
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31 Teams Participate
In Relay For Life
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Relay for Life was held Friday, April 29, and Saturday,
April 30, at the track at Madison County High School. Thirty-
i one teams participated in the event and raised approximately
The theme for this year's event was "Blast from the Past"
,.and each team represented a different era from history for their
.team cuisine, costumes and campsites. Participants dressed like
!everything from cowboys to 20s flappers to 70s disco dancers.
Bronze sponsors for this year's Relay, pledging a minimum
kpf $1,250 were the Madison County Carrier and the Madison
'Enterprise-Recorder, Progress Energy, Madison County High
!School, Madison County Health Department and Madison Ro-
The top fundraising team was the Madison County Health
-Department. In the multiple team division, Fellowship Baptist
o Church had the top fundraisers.
ti The event began at 6 p.m.. on Friday evening and cancer
-survivors took a lap around the track at 6:30 p.m., followed by
"cancer patient caregivers, before the teams began their night-
long relay, which will last until 12 noon on Saturday.
Talent during the night included Molly Lynn Boland, Brad
Barrett, Becky's Dance Step Studios, and a special appearance
by "Elvis" (Ted McMullen). There was also a line dance
demonstrationn by Cookie Holmes, as well as aerobics by Paige
iPea \ y. Other local talent appeared throughout the night.
f Eli Curl won the title of Mr. Relay, as males donned the ap-
Iparel of females for the laugh-filled event. Eli wore a dress that
,belonged to his sister, Emily, for the event.
; New Home Baptist Church won the award for Best Cuisine
gvith their delicious chicken and rice.
North Florida Community College won the award for cos-
tumes with their 1950s poodle skirts. Lee Elementary School
Hlook honorable mention in the category for their 1920s flapper
,- Greenville Baptist Church won the award for Best Camp-
,site with their Hope Diner.
Fran Tuten, Relay for Life chair, said that all teams until
Fnday. NMa 6. to turn in the money that the.y'e raised.
Sandra Day co-chaired this Near's event.
T'. uten said thaLidfanvone wishes to register early for next
)ear, the% can gi\e her a call at 973-51000, e\t. 124. Registra-
;tion is $100 for each.team. Each team is expected to make a
commitment to raise at least $1,000 (which includes the $100
registration fee). If the teams meet this goal, they will receive
Relay for Life t-shirts. Tuten said that some teams also give a
-bright red T-shirt to individual members who raise at least
Teams competing this year with 10-15 members also com-
ninted to having one member 6f their team on the track at all
Tuten also requests that if anyone has any pictures that they
"'have taken during Relay for Life that they bring them to her at
'the Madison County Health Department for use in a Power-
"Point presentation. Tuten will scan the photos and return them
lo the owner.
" For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit
Sharon Quackenbush was one of the lovely dancers from
Becky's Dance Steps Studio that was on hand to entertain
"the crowd during the Relay For Life. "Becky's girls" are al-
!ways a favorite, of entertainments, for audiences to sit and
-4vatch. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
April 29, 2005)
The Relay For Life "royalty" (cancer survivors) are pictured as they take the opening lap around the NMCHS football
field, during the Relay For Life ceremony last weekend. The opening lap is ahlwas for the cancer survivors and then the
second lap is dedicated for the cancer patient caregivers. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29,2005)
Franklin Carroll. a cancer survivor. %%aves to the crowd.
who applauded for the survivors as the. passed b3. in the
opening lap of the Relay. Louise Carroll, Franklin's wife,
was on hand to assist him. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Jordan Carroll is pictured as he tries to rope a "horse".
The Hickory Grove
Methodist Church sold
two chances, to rope, for '
$1 All money raised RELAY
went to the American FOR LIFE
Cancer Society. (Greene FOR LIFE
Publishing,. Inc. Photo
by Emerald Kinsley, .
April 29, 2005)
Robby Robinson is pictured as he pushed his mother,
Agnes Robinson around the Relay For Life field. Mrs.
Robinson is a cancer survivor. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Emerald Kinsley, April 29. 2005 1
The Madison Correctional Institute had their "jail" set
up on the football field, in order to raise money for Relay.
Shown above is Brooke Bezick counting her money as she
pays to have Paul Kinsley kept in jail. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
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The Lake Park of Madison Relay Team cooked up hamburgers and french fries as a
fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Pictured (clockwise from left) are: Lexi Mend-
heim; Gracie Mendheim; Matt Baltz, holding Blake Sevor; Glen Strickland; Lanitria Watts;
Ricardo Fadell; Traci Money; Courtney Strickland; Ashley Sevor; and Monica Dyke.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
The New Home Baptist Team was partying on "Fantas) Island" during the recent Re-
la3 For Life celebration. Pictured left to right are: i back row) Jack Pickles, Sarah Day and
Robert Barrs. (Front row left to right : Sandy Bass. Denise D. al. Tammy Fletcher, and Sim-
mie Pickles. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo b) Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
The AKA Relay For Life Team had some good laughs and great fun together last weekend. They gathered togeth-
er for a quick snapshot, then dispersed again to walk the track, for cancer. Pictured left to right are: Cora Wyche, Johnnie
M. Burgess, Gwen Hagan, Shirley Barfield, Annie Barfield, Willene Herring, and Audrey Davis. The AKA's theme was
"Walking Around The Clock To Cure Cancer." (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
The Greenville Baptist Church won the award for Best Campsite with their "Hope Diner'." On the back row, left to
right, Sarah Buchanan, Sonya Morris, Sybil Day, Sandra Day, Sammy Hutto, Mariann Hutto, Frances Ginn, Marianne
Hughes, Ashlyn Sharpton and Anna Fraley. On the front row, left to right, is Phillip Sauls, Lawrence Day, Kyle Day, Bob-
by Hughes and Rob Fraley. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Hair braiding was a huge hit among the young girls, at
Relay For Life. Erika Hunter is relaxing as she gets her hair
braided by Paisley Robinson. Erika's friend, Ashlyn Sharp-
ton, waits for her. The hair braid fundraiser was sponsored
by the Church of Christ Of Latter Day Saints, and cost $2
for each braid. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley, April 29, 2005) ,
Relay For Life is an event that is enjoyed by all that at-
tend. Good food, good entertainment, and fun games are
just some of the highlights that can be found at the annual
Relay event each year. Pictured while enjoying the weekend
festival are John Phillips and Angela Jenkins. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005) A
Friday, May 6, 2005
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Jerome Wright and Katrina Aikens enjoy "eating out" at the Greenville Baptist
Church' "HIlope D)inev." The dinerwas set up with booths for the customers to come and sit
and enjoy the delicious dinner. The theme of the diner was "Feed The Hope, Starve The
C.mttr."' trc ,''u Ptlhing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Volunteers are what make Relay For Life such a success. Johnnie Woods, Sr., and Lan-
itria Watts took time out of their night activities to help light the luminaria bags. The lumi-
naria bags are such an important part of Relay For Life. Each bag had.a candle in it, and
had a name written on the bag. The bags are placed around the track in honor of someone
who has passed from cancer, or in dedication to the one that has survived it. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Rela3 For Lire is rnIh for all ages. These three 6bos "re enjoying getting their faes
painted; buying glo necklaces, walking around the track, and just "hanging out" with their
friends and family. Pictured left to right are: Zach Money, Ethan Sevor, and Corey Jones.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Fellowship Baptist Church team members left to right Vicki Brown. Sabrina Durst.
and Michelle Cook, display Relay For Life cakes that were made by Gloria Wright. The
cakes were sold as part of Fellowship's fundraising activities. All money raised during Re-
lay, is donated to the American Cancer Society. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Deanna Hauss is getting her face painted by Joann Thompson, during last weekend's
Relay function. Face painting was a BIG hit among the young people. This booth was set
up by The Church of Jesus Christ Of The Latter Day Saints. Each sitting cost $1.50 and all
money raised went straight to the American Cancer Society. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
The Luminaria ceremony is a big part of the Relay For Life. Kitty Smith Ferrell (right)
is pictured with her daughter, Bridgette, as they sit with Kitty's family's luminaria bags.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
The jazz dance "Jungle Boogie" was an entertaining dance performed by (front row left
to right): Jodi Phillips, and Ashley Killingsworth. (Back row left to right): Coriana Peacock,
Brooke Kinsley, Taylor Money, and Chelsea Hanners. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
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"The Circle Of Life" was a ballet dance performed by the sixth and seventh grade girls. Pictured front row left to right
are: Brigitte Blanton, Lindsey Pinkard, Nakosha Pryor, Nikki Hamrick, and Elainie Jarvis. Middle row left to right: Jus-
tice Moore, Kasey Odom, Kaitlin Littleton, Cheltsie Kinsley. Magan Ward, and Calaysia Jones. Back row left to right: Ash-
ley Hollingsworth, Courtney Williams, and Tyra Lovelace.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29,
Chris Thompson (left) and Donnie Bailey (right) were
the emcees for the Mr. Relay competition. Mr. Relay is al-
ways such a popular event to watch. Chris and Donnie are
standing with Eli Curl, who was crowned the 2005 Mr. Re-
lay. Eli was given a crown, scepter and flowers as his prize.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29,
Glo bracelets were popular among the young children,
during Relay For Life. Keith Webb is pictured putting a glo
bracelet on the arm of Kayla Kinsey. The glo bracelets were
sold at the MCCS campsite. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
David Ballenger was one of the many survivors that took
to the field and walked the opening lap for the M'Nadison
County Relay For Life. The survivors are the VIP's of the
Relay For Life weekend. All money raised during the Relay
event goes straight to the American Cancer Society, in hopes
of one day finding a cure for cancer. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Matt Robinson (left) is pictured with Bill Gilliam (right).
They are members of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter
Day Saints, and were on hand to help raise money for the
American Cancer Society. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Colin Bond, of Lee, .was Ihe featured bagpipe player for
the Relay For Life Luminaria ceremony. Colin walked
around the MCHS football field while playing "Amazing
Grace" on. his bagpipes. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Jason Buchanan is dressed up and ready tor a night on
the town. Ready for Mr. Relay, actually. Jason was one of
the good sports that helped out with the most interesting
events of the Relay weekend. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
Deloris Jones was wrapped up and trying to catch some
rest during the Relay For Life weekend. Relay is a lot of fun
but requires a lot of rest, too. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Emerald Kinsley, April 29, 2005)
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By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Alberta Johnson was
raised in Madison where she
lived her entire life with her 12
brothers and sisters.
"I was born and raised
here in Madison and had two
children Margaret and
Katharine," said Johnson.
She had a hard time re-
membering all the grandchil-
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Tal h s ee:l rd
dren, "the Lord blessed me
with," and is reminded of
those blessings every time
they pay her a visit, which she
says is quite frequently. The
list even gets longer when the
family tree grows and sprouts
sapling great grand children
around the grand oak.
"It's hard to keep track of
them all,. but I dearly love
those children," says Johnson.
When she was young, she
didn't have time to play like
most children of this era, but
worked hard on a farm during
the depression years and knew
very little about terms like
recreation, playtime or down-
time. When asked what she
did for fun on the farm she
replied, "Well, we tried to
make our days fun when we
worked. I didn't get paid, but
my daddy still had a lot of
work for us, and instilled in
me discipline, which later paid
off in life.
On the farm, she boasts of
all the things her father grew
such as corn, cotton, tobacco,
"We grew everything and
also raised hogs. My mother
made the best goats head
cheese," said Johnson.
After she married her hus-
band, Johnny Johnson, she left
"I was ready to leave. He
had a logging .business and I
became a home maker," said
Johnson's husband died of
a massive heart attack in his
Johnson continued clean-
ing homes for a living while
raising her two daughters.
"I've worked hard most of
my life and it's done me
good," claims Johnson.
By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Ruby Little loves going
to church and is proud of her
son Jerry Little who is a
preacher at Greenville's
Reapers of the Harvest"
Church. Little raised her
family in Adel, Ga., but was
born and raised in NMississip-
pi where she met her hus-
band after he was released
from the service during the
time of World War II, com-
ing back from tours of duty
in Africa and Italy..
Her daughter Bernadette
'Bass is married to Sam Bass
who is a preacher at the Bap-
tist Church in Greenville
She has three grandchil-
dren and five great grand-
Little and her husband
moved to Adel after raising
their family in Sparks, Ga.,
then later moved to
Green" ille until she came to
the Madison Nursing Home.
She was an active mem-
ber of the Church of God in
Adel. Her husband opted for.
fishing on Sundays in the
Gulf of Mexico and would
bring home coolers packed
with grouper and red snap-
"I would plant the fish
heads in the garden and it
made great fertilizer," said
Little worked, diligently
in the church and taught
Sunday school for three
years. Her husband still kids
around % ith her and refers to
her as the "Mississippi
Her 'son and daughter
bring the rest .of the family
for visits, and she is expect-
ing the caravan to pull in for
Mother's Day to attend
church with her at the nurs-
"They were here yester-
day. They live in Greenville
and come quite often," said
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to nor-
mal after you've had a baby ..........
Somebody doesn't know that,.once you're a mother, "Nor-
mal," is history. .. .. ,i ....
Somebody.said.you learn how to be a mother by instinct .,.
Sombodi1y i~Icv t( ,-.k a three-year-old shopping.
Somebody said being a mother is boring ......
Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a
Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will
"turn out good."
Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guar-
Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices ...
Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see
her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.
Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.
Somebody never helped a fourth grader with her math.
Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you
lace to .etit .ace
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Somebody said a mother can
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child-rearing. questions in the
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Somebody said the hardest
part of being a mother is labor
and delivery ...
Somebody never watched her
"baby" get on the bus for the
first day of kindergarten, or on
a plane headed for military
Somebody said a mother can
do her job with her eyes closed
and one hand tied behind her
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Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child
gets married ....
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HISTORY OF NATIONAL NURSES WEE K
"Nurses: Lifting Spirits, Touching Lives"
v is this year's theme for National Nurses Week,
-'celebrated May 6-12 each year. National
I Nurses Week begins May 6 and ends.on May
112, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These
permanent dates enhance planning and posi-
tion National Nurses Week as an established
recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was des-
ignated as National Student Nurses Day, to be
celebrated annually, as well. Starting in 2003,
National School Nurse Day will be celebrated
on the Wednesday within National Nurses
Week (May 6-12) each year. Previously, the
fourth Wednesday in January had been set
aside for the recognition of school nurses by
the National Association of School Nurses
MADISON NURSING CENTER Management and Residents Thank our
Nurses for their commitment and care.
Nurses.... "Touching Lives One Person At A Time"
Terri Bearden, LPN
Elaine Bennett, PLN
Debra Boatman, LPN
Mary Alice Butler, LPN
Virginia Davis, LPN
Rosanna Dela Crm:, LPN
P.tulive King, L.PN
Frankie Linton, LPN
John Wood, LPN
Ramona Hart, RN
MDS/Care Plan Coordinator
Dottie Leslein, RN
Risk Alanager/Privacy Officer
Director of Nursing
Seforts ana contributions to mthe pirrit of using are"
4e residents & families of Madison Nursing Center.
...Sherril Hines, RNC, Director of Nursing
Professional Rehabilitation And Skilled Nursing Facility
2481 W. US 90 Madison, FL 850-973-4880 Fax 850-973-2667
Timeline Of T
rational Nurses Week
In 1953, Dorothy Suther-
land of the.U.S. Department
of Health, Education,, and
Welfare sent a proposal to
President Eisenhower to pro-
claim a "Nurse Day" in Octo-
ber of the following year. The
proclamation was never.
In 1954, National Nurse
Week \\ as observed from Oc-
tober 11 16. The year of the
observance marked the 100th
; anniversary of Florence
Nightingale's mission to
Frances P. Bolton sponsored
the bill for a nurse week. Ap-
parently, a bill for a National
Nurse Week was introduced
in the 1955 Congress, but no
action was taken. Congress
discontinued its practice of
joint resolutions for national
weeks of various kinds.
In 1972, again a resolu-
tion was presented by the
House of Representatives for
the President to proclaim
"National Registered Nurse
Dav." It did not occur.
In 1974, in January of
that ear, the International
Council of Nurses (ICN) pro-
claimed that May 12 would
be "International Nurse Day."
(May 12 is the birthday of
Florence Nightingale.) Since
1965, the ICN has celebrated
"International Nurse Day."
In 1974, in February of
that -year, a week was desig-
nated by the White House as
National Nurse Week, and
President Nixon issued a
In 1978, Ne,\ Jersey
Governor Brendon Byrne de-
clared May 6 as ."Nurses
Day." Edward Scanlan, of
Red Bank, N.J., took up the
cause to perpetuate the recog-
nition of nurses in his state.
Mr. Scanlan had this date list-
ed in Chase's Calendar of An-
nual Events. He promoted the
celebration on his own.
In 1981, ANA, along
with various nursing organi-
zations, rallied to support a
resolution initiated by nurses
in New Mexico, through their
Congressman, Manuel Lujan,
to have May 6, 1.982, estab-
lished as ,"National Recogni-
tion Day for Nurses."
In 1982, in February,
the ANA Board of Directors
May 6, 1982 as "National
Nurses Day." The action af-
firmed a joint resolution of
the United States Congress
designating May 6 as "Na-
tional Recognition Day for
In 1982, President
Ronald Reagan signed a
proclamation on March 25,
Recognition Day for Nurs-
es" to be May 6, 1982.
In 1990, the ANA
Board of Directors expand-
ed the recognition of nurses
to a week-long celebration,
declaring May 6 12, 1991,
as National Nurses Week.
In 1993,. the ANA
Board of Directors desig-
nated May 6 12 as perma-
nent dates to observe Na-
tional Nurses Week in 1994
and in all subsequent years.
In 1996, the ANA initi-
ated "National RN Recog-
nition Day" on May 6,
1996, to honor the nation's
nurses for their tireless
commitment 365 days a
year. The ANA encourages
its state and territorial
nurses associations and
other organizations to ac-
knowledge May 6, 1996 as
"National RN Recognition
In 1997, the ANA
/Board of Directors, at the
request of the National Stu-
dent Nurses Association,
designated May 8 as Na-
tional Student Nurses Day.
The nursing profession has
been supported and promot-
ed by the American
tion (ANA) since
1897. Each of
ANA's state and
territorial nurses associations pio-
motes the nursing profession at the state and
regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on
these dates to recognize the contributions that
nurses and nursing make to the community.
The ANA_ supports and encourages Na-
nonal Nurses Week recog-
nition programs through
the state and district
nurses associations, other
specialty nursing orga-
tional facilities, -and(
independent health care'
companies and institutions.
To All Madison County Nurses,
We Salute Your Dedicated Service
To Good Health Care
Full Prescription Service
Danny Jackson, R. Ph.
Prescriptions Filled Promptl. .
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Lake Park Of Madison Salutes All Nurses
During National Nurses Week
As we celebrate National Nurses Week at Lake Park of Madison we would like to rec-
ognize our team of professional nurses for their continuing dedication to our residents.
The compassion they demonstrate on a daily basis impacts the lives of our residents as
well as their friends and families throughout Madison and the surrounding counties.
We would like to say "Thank You" for a job well done.
Geraldine Abia-Okon, LPN
Deloris Alexander, LPN
Pamela McFarland, LPN
Amanda Mercer, LPN
Alissa McQuiston, LPN
Karla Milton, LPN
Cynthia Mobley, LPN
Montollis Roberson, LPN
Tyquanda Robinson, LPN
Melanie Seaigo. LPN
.Alary Ste'pil as, RN
lannas Williams, LPN '
Neva Willis, LPN
As we celebratrate Nursing Week, I salute each and every one of my
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Merelda Alexander, LPN Wanda Moore, LPN
Hope Black, LPN Josh Newsome, LPN
Shawn Burnett, LPN Connie Olive, LPN
Diane Cooper, LPN Regina Philpott, LPN
Phillis Craddock, LPN Joy Randall, LPN
Louis Dawkins, LPN Robin Rodriguez, LPN
Ann Demoss, LPN Miriam Ross, RN
Tamika Dennis, LPN Zellene Smith, RN
Monica Dyke, RN Valeria Thompkins, RN
Tammy Eddy, LPN Dale Wetmore, RN
Laurette Fenne, LPN Deanna Wheeler, RN
Selena Gallon, RN Takiesha Williams, LPN
Sharon Holmes, LPN
Cindy Howard, RN
Nadra Leader, RN Director of Nursing
Gretchen Via Director of Nursing
Lake ,Park of A adisoff
259 SW Captain Brown Rd, Madison, Florida
. TWday, May 6, 2005
14A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Friday, May 6, 2005
layyenings At K
M7vadison Eirst Baptist
The Haire Family To Appear At
Reapers of the Harvest Church
Night service was good. Shirley Prentiss
sang "A Living Prayer." Preacher's message
was from Acts 13 as the disciples worshipped,
prayed, fasted. God has no hands, no feet, ex-
cept His followers; therefore, we are to be His
witnesses unto the uttermost part of the earth.
That message was the one Jimmy Williams
gave us in morning service. As always, when
he speaks on behalf of the Gideons, he stirs us
with his experiences and believes wherever we
find ourselves in the uttermost part of the earth.
We welcome Annette Bass and her mother
Brenda into our church and will pray for them.
Neat unique arrangement Sunday in honor
of Viktor's graduation by his parents, Preacher
and Stacey (Larrabee). Prayers for him, for
them, for Anna. We are very blessed they labor
A blessing always for Dan Campbell to
play guitar and sing. He sang "Till This Storm
Passes Over" and "I'd Rather Have Jesus."
Sunday, he said he usually talks over with his
family what he'll sing. Their little grandson,
Gabriel, said, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
and he sat on the front row with him. Dan sang
and at the end, he sand "Twinkle, Twinkle Lit-
tle Star" and the whole church was stirred and
Little Gabriel was happy.
Congratulations to Scot Copeland on open-
ing his new law office in town, we wish him the
best; to Jack McLeod on graduating from the
University of Florida; to Clay Bass, on gradu-,
ating from NFCC; to Patti, Glen and Elizabeth
Schmidt on new baby in their family Bryson
Lee Vowell, April 15th, and to Dot Reeves, his
-great grandmother; to Ethel Clark, 97 on the
30th, given a party at. Lake Park Nursing Home
by Louise Bland so sad to see her not doing
well at all.
Earnest prayers still for Betty Jane Wilson;
Elaine Green (Yvonne Smith's daughter) as she
has lost an eye from cancer; Iduma and David
Smith; Hettie Selman, and all other ill ones.
Over and over we are reminded of how un-
certain Life is. The saying for May Inspirations
2005 Calendar..."Look at everything as though
you were seeing it either for the first of last
time. Then your time on earth will be filled
with glory," by Betty Smith.
Yesterday was sixteen years Mother left.
Before then, Marjell had written "Little An-
gels' Britches" for her.
I pray when called that I'll be led
And may in glory stand.
A crown of thorns upon my head
A needle in my hand.
I never learned to sing or play
So let no harp be mine!
Through life until my dying day
Plain serving is my line.
And so accustomed to the end
Of applying useful stitches
I'll be content if asked to mend
The Little Angels' Britches.
Bless still Margaret Morris and family on
the death of her daughter, Faith Fells. A real
sweet service and a blessing for Faith's sons,
Ron, Dewayne, Charlie (and wife) to share the
loss with their sister Teresa and family. I had a
good visit withthem at the viewing.
Preacher asked Grandson Orlando to give
the blessing at the dinner at church! Good job,
Grandmother Margaret said. Preacher went to
South Georgia for emergency appendectomy
for Ray Pike. He is recovering!
Sad over the death of Miss Jessie Adam-
son; of Steve and Debbie Bass' cousin, Bobby
Slaughter, only 43.
Tuesday 8 a.m. meet for lunch and meet-
Thursday Adult Choir sang at Madison
Nursing Home ad 5:30 6, National Day of
Prayer Assembly at the Court House.
Today at 6, the Middle Florida Baptist As-
sembly Men's Rally will be held at Pickett
Lake with Glen Owens preaching.
Bless Mother's Day!
May the Lord bless us one and all and help
us change little by little to become the way He
wants us to be. Amen!
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Haire Family will
appear in concert on Satur-
day, May 7, at Reapers of
the Harvest Church.
Ever so often a group
comes along who steals the
heart of everyone they
meet. Not only does the
Haire Family's harmonies
separate them from the
pack, but their genuine arid
transparent love for God is
. Reapers of the Harvest
Church is located on High-
way 90, west of Green ille.
For more. information,
please call 948-6751.
Everyone is cordially
invited to attend this gospel
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Lee United Methodist Church
Lee United Methodist Church is
sponsoring an old time Tent Re% i% al taking,
place -in Lee starting Monday, May 16 at,
6:30 PM. Preaching is to start about 7:00
each night. The revival is scheduled to
take place MondaN through Wednesday
night across the street from
Stonewall Cemeter\ in Lee.
The revival \\ill
be held on Mag- ..
east of Lee. ,
lia is 1/2 mile east of Highway 255 on US
90. Come and share With us as you can-
as you are.. Hear the Gospel message pro-.
claimed. 'Revival services will take place
1/4 mile down the lane -;.Follow the
If sou would like further
information. please call
the church office at
.... .. (850) 971-5585
You all are
welcome to at-
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BARBARA MEMORIAL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Rev. Robert Agner 973-4160
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH
1505 East Base St., Madison FL. 32340
Pastor Rusty Bryan
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, 1st Wednesday 6-7:00 p.m.
Baptist Men, Baptist Women, Music, Youth Children,
and Fun After Fifty programs available
"Where Love Has No Limits"
FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
One mile north of Madison on 145.
Steve McHargue, Pastor
Gary Gazlay, Music Director
Jackie Watts, Student Pastor
Youth & Children's Ministries,
Active Young Adult Ministry
Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Family Night Call For Schedule
"A Family of Families" "Contemporary Worship"
If interested in a home group, call.- 850-973-3266
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
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.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Horry at Rutledge St., Phone 973-6295
Rev. Lee Monroe FerDon, O.S.L.
Brian Sanderson, Youth Pastor
JimCatron, Lay Leader
Service of Word & Table 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday All Youth (grades 6-8) 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Youth (grades 9-12) 7:00 p.m.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast (3rd Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
Women's Meeting & Lunch (1st Monday) 12:00 Noon
Sunday 11 AM Service Now On WMAF 1230AM
Everyone is welcome to all events!
GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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 Worship And Serve With Us
GREENVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
1365 SW Main St Greenville, FL
Sunday School For All Ages 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 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 every month Men's Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
-ALL INVITED -
LEE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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.
Wed. Children / Youth Activities 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Adult Choir 8:00 p.m.
LEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Hwy. 255 South, Lee, Florida 971-5585
Richard Quackenbush, Pastor
,Sunday Evening Wo
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United Methodist Women
Monday after 1st Sunday 7
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Multiple Weekly Bible Studies / Activities
"Connecting The Community With Christ"
MADISON BAPTIST CHURCH
303 Range St., Madison, FL.
Pastor Daniel Riggs
e To Have You Come And Visit Us.
MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
"A Friendly Church"
Cherry Lake, FL
Rev. Johnnie Merrick, Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a.ip.
Pastoral Sunday 1st & 3rd Sunday 11:15 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd Sunday 11:15 a.m.
Mission/Laymen 4th Sunday 11:15 a.m.
REAPERS OF THE HARVEST CHURCH
3 Miles West Of Greenville, 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
ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
108 N. Horry St., 973-8338
The Rev. Ben Pfeil Vicar
Joe Boyles 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
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Meeting & Sumter St., 973T2428
Rev. Ernest Sylvestre, OMI
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.
MADISON CHURCH OF GOD
771 NE Colin Kelly Hwy., MadiSon, FL.
Rev. Doyle Glass, Pastor
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Friday, May 6, 2005 CHURCH
ICAN AND ICAN2 SEEK HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On September 3, Gospel
Blast 2005 will be held at the
Lee Town Hall Pavilion to
raise funds for the Interfaith
Community Action Network
(ICAN). A number of singers,
including the McCormick
Family, the Master's, the Mir-
acle Singers and Rev. Doyle
Glass and many others, will
be on hand to share in song.
Booths, which will be posi-
tioned on the grounds at Lee
Town Hall, will feature tood.'
arts and crafts, businesses and
other things for those enjoy-
ing the sing or just taking in
some Saturday shoppingg in
the "Little But Proud" town.
Booth rentals are available
for $25 for a 12 x 12 (addi-
tional space extra), $50 for
food booth, $5 for electricity.
Make checks payable to
ICAN and send to ICAN, c/o
Fellowship Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 831, Madison, FL
32341. Please indicate in
your letter or on your check
that the money is for a Gospel
Blast booth rental.
ICAN is a private, not-
for-profit organization, which
was formed by members of
the Madison County Ministe-
rial Association. One of the
purposes of the group was to.
have- a sort of clearinghouse
for local churches who reach
out to. those in need. A num-
ber of pastors were concerned
that individuals who would
constantly ask their churches
for money for food or utilities
would then go out and throw
away the money on alcohol,
cigarettes or drugs.
After ICAN was formed,
the group saw a need to not
only help the adults but also
the children in Madison
County. so they adopted a
program called the Kids Caf6,
which is held each afternoon,
following school, at the Dam-
ascus Missionary Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall, lo-
cated just off MLK Drive.
The Kids Caf6 assists
children with their school-
work, as well as provides a
place for them to enjoy recre-
ational activities. The pro-
gram also offers nutritional
snacks to' the children after
On Wednesday evenings,
the children go to church at'
New Testament Christian
Center and Fellowship Bap-
tist Church, as well as many
who attend their home
Dozens of children have
accepted Jesus Christ as their
Savior through the Kids.Caf6
ICAN falls under the um-
brella of the Madison County
Ministerial Association. A
Board of Directors under it
oversees the ICAN2 program,
which is in charge of the Kids
Caf6. The board is comprised
of Rev. Rich Quackenbush,
President; Rev. Doyle Glass,
Vice-President; Rev. Retis
Flowers, Treasurer; and Eliz-
abeth, Hollingsworth, Secre-
Rev. Octavious Tookes is
the Volunteer Executive Di-
rector of ICAN. Elizabeth
Hollingsworth is the benevo-
lence director of the organiza-
Sherry Glass heads up the
ICAN2 program. Bill Maher
is in charge of the hands-on
direction of the youth at the
If you would like to make
a donation to ICAN or to
learn more about the organi-
zation, please call Sherry
Glass at 973-3394.
ICAN Board of Director members, and members at large, are pictured at a recent ICAN meeting. Pictured left to right
are: Rev. Retis Flowers, Rev. Jimmy McNeil, Rev. Doyle Glass, Sherry Glass, Rita Brown, Rev. Octavious Tookes, Rev.
Richard Quackenbush, Pearl Tookes, and Sally Hubbard. (Not pictured: Rev. Ben Pfeil, Father Ernest Sylvestre, Rev. Steve
McHargue, Rev. Robert Agner, Cheryl Register and Jacob Bembry.) (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry,
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These ladies enjoyed the good company and good food during a recent ICAN ban-
quet, which honored pastors of Madison County churches. Pictured left to right are:
Monica Norfleet, Robin Odiorne, Lynne Brown, and Donna Fraleigh.
Phone Home -
It's Me, God!
"And fear not them which kill the
body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather
fear him which is able to destroy both the soul
Sand body in hell." Matthew 10:28
Your earthly body is the vessel which houses your
soul. Eventually, this body will break down and die..
Yes, you must care for it since it is a temple. Howev-
er, you must nurture your soul, which is most impor-
tant even more so than the body.
4 The Devil will tempt you. Often, he does so
through the pleasures of the flesh. He will tell you it is
4 all right to disregard the feelings of others in your quest
for success. He will give you the ability to rationalize
having an adulterous affair. He will be there to tell you
to go ahead, indulge yourself have one more drink,
d overeat, etc.
This is destruction of the soul. This is what you
should fear and be on constant guard against. Nourish it.
Keep yourself away from temptation. Say no to the dev-
il. Upon your death, you will realize it was your salva-
(c) 2005 DBR Media, Inc.
The Madison County Parks
& Recreation Dept. would
like to announce that regis-
tration for the adult church
softball league will begin on
May 9, 2005. Teams may
register at the Parks &
Recreation office located at
the Recreation Complex.
The fees for the 2005 church
league 'ill be $250.00.
These fees are to help cover
the cost of. umpires and
awards for the end of the
; year. Teams must be signed
7up by May 27th. Church
league games will be played
'' on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
:The season begins on
Tuesday,. June 7th.
For more information,
contact Tommy Garner at
973-4640 or 464-0898.
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Hwy 53 South*Lee, FL
971-5362 or 673-7785
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16A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Compete In High
School Art Competition
Madison County High School placed second in the area's
largest art competition for youthful artists held at North Florida
Community College April 14, 2005. More than 400 works of
art by talented high school students vied for prizes in the twen-
ty-seventh annual North Florida Community College Art Show.
Artworks by students in grades nine through twelve were dis-
played in the NFCC gymnasium.
MCHS first place winners are Lydia Hernandez, Cutler Lit-
tleton, Casey Arnold, Wesley Sullivan, Zack Iott, Ronnie Gib-
son, Inga Brau and Bryan Phillips. Winners in second place were
Naomi Alverez and Wesley Sullivan. Page Wetmore, Meghan
Payne and Inga Brau all received third place ribbons. Honorable
mentions went to Samantha Jones, Wesley Sullivan, Rose Wet-
more and Zack lott.
Judge's Merit Awards for outstanding works went to Zack
Iott and Wesley Sullivan. Their works are on exhibit in the
NFCC Art Gallery through May 3.
Lisa Frank, who is in her first year of teaching at NFCC, co-
ordinated the art show and exhibition, which allows students to
compete individually at their own grade levels and for overall
school prizes. The festival originated twenty-seven years ago,
by NFCC retiree William Gardner, as a venue for talented high
school art students to compete and show their works.
For more information on the NFCC High School Art Festi-
val, contact Lisa Frank by calling 850/973-1642.
Friday, May 6, 2005
Newlk inducted Phi Theta Kappa members pose for a quick snapshot after the formal ceremony,. held in their honor.
Pictured are (front row, left to right): Melissa Goins, and PTK president Suzanne Godfrey. Second row (left to right): Nina
Green, Caroline Blair, Jessica Alegre, and Leslie Greenlee. Back ro% I left to right i: PTK Vice President Dianna Harr), Amy
Ellison, Lane Gniewek, Sheila Combs, Jamie Ledee, and Tammy Williams.
Madison County Residents Tapped
For PTK College Honor Society
Lisa Frank, who is in her first year of teaching at NFCC,
coordinated the recent art show and exhibition at NFCC.Pic-
tured above are (left to right): NFCC President Morris G.
Steen. NFCC Art Instructor Lisa Frank and NFCC Vice
President Doug Brown.
Phi Theta Kappa, the in-
ternational honor society of
two-year colleges, inducted
new members in a formal
ceremony at North Florida
Community College April
12, 2005. Thirty-one stu-
dents students who had
earned GPAs of 3.2 and com-
pleted a minimum .of 12 col-
lege credit hours were select-
ed. Inductees from Madison
County are Jessica Alegre,
Caroline Blair, Amy Ellison,
Melissa Goins, Leslie Green-
What better way to honor a high school graduate than in print? For just $30, you can pay tribute to a son, daughter, niece,
nephew or friend in the Madison County Carrier. To place your personal message by phone, call Dorothy at 850-973-4141.
All you have to do is complete the order form below and send it along with:
1. A photo of the graduate; it can be color or black and white.
S 2. The name the graduate goes by. ,
St 3. What you want to say; see the examples at the left of this page.
4. Your name, or the names of the people honoring the grad.
'. 5. A check or money order for the total amount due ($30 x the amount of ads). % ,.7'."
Please be sure to complete a separate form for each graduate you are honoring. Enclose a
check or money order made out to the Greene Publishing, Inc for the amount of ads mul.
tiplied by $30. Send your form, the graduate's or graduates' photos) and payment to:
Greene Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Drawer 772 Z
lee, Charlotte Hale. David
Jesse, Jamie Ledee, Shannon
Ragans, Lane Gniewek,
Katherine Sanders, Lucas
Williams,, and Tammy
Phi Theta Kappa Presi-
dent Suzanne Godfrey and
Vice President Dianna Harrm
conducted the ceremony.
English instructor John
Grosskopf is faculty advisor
of the, Mu Xi Chapter of
PTK. For more informationn
about PTK honorary contact
Grosskopf by calling
$50/973-94-55 or email
Local Teen Gets Accepted Into
Summer Medical Education Program
Brian Gordon, a senior at
Madison County High School,
has ,recently been accepted
into the University of,Virginia
'Schoo'l' o IMedicine Squifnier
Medical Education Program.
The program is located in
Charlottesville, Virginia and
will be held June 2nd through
July 15th. Brian will partici-
pate in a rigorous program de-
signed to enhance prepared-
ness for the medical school
application process. .
Brian will be exposed
to the "real world" of med-
icine through a clinical ,
medicine lecture series
presented by leading clini-
cians and researchers on a
variety of topics including:
the role of physicians in pro-
moting good health, the fact
and fiction surrounding addic-
tion, sexually-transmitted dis-
eases including HIV and
AIDS, and a lecture on what
students will need to learn in
medical school besides medi-
cine. In order to provide op-
portunities for interaction with
physicians, Brian will partici-
pate in a six part series enti-
tled, "where Doctors Work."
Additionally, Brian will visit
clinical settings such as an
emergency room, a radiology
surgery, primary-care, general
internal medicine clinics and
an autopsy room.
The summer medical edu-
cation program will provide
MCAT (Medical College Ad-
missions Test) preparation and
academic enrichment in the
sciences: physics, biology, and
general and organic chemistry,
as well as fostering improve-
ment in problem-solving, writ-
ing, reading comprehension,
and other communication
skills. Academic, personal
counseling will be provided
by faculty and professionals
who have been through med-
ical school. Mock medical
school interviews will be con-
ducted and the "dos" and
don'tt" of medical school re-
cruitment fair during which
representatives from medical
schools will meet with Brian
to describe their schools' ad-
mission criteria, programs and
support services. Brian will
attend workshops on financial
planning, studN skills, test tak-
ing, time management, and
. 'The depth and breadth "of
the curriculum, and the daily
experiences it offers, will pro-
vide Brian with a bank of in
formation and ideas that will
make him a more competitive
candidate for medical school.
Of all the Summer Medical
Education Program graduates
who have applied to medical
school, '63% have been accept-
ed. The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation supports the Sum-
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gram. The will cou~er all of
Brian's tuition, housing,
meals. travel expenses and
%vill pro% ide an $800 stipend.
Brian also recently conm-
peted at the Famil. Career,
and Community Leaders of
American (FCCLA. state con-
vention in Orlando, FL. Brian
competed in the Career Inves-
tigation division and complet-
ed a 35-page portfolio on be-
coming a physician. He has
been selected to represent
both Madison County and;
the entire state of Florida at
] the National convention,
which will be held in San:
Diego, California. He will
be flying from the summer
medical education program
in Virginia to California to
compete July 1st through July
5th. Brian would like to thank
Lou Miller, Becky ,Sellers,
Doug Brown, Frances Adle-
burg, and Rob Borger for \ rit-
ing letters of recommendation
for the Summer Medical Edu-
cation Program. An additional
thanks goes out to everyone
who has helped in fundraising
efforts for the Family, Career
and Community Leaders of
America, (FCCLA) state and
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Friday, May 6, 2005 SPORTS
Madison Central School Posts
Impressive Overall Athletic Record
County Central School.
The Broncos fielded six
athletic teams and the
squads combined for a 70-8
Softball Sig n-Ups!
The Madison County Parks & 4
Recreation Dept. would like
to announce that registra- '
tion for Adult Co-Ed Softball .
will begin on May 9, 2005. "
Teams may register at ,>
the Parks & Recreation
Dept. located at the &
Recreation Complex. All -
teams must be signed up by Friday, May
27, 2005. League play will begin
on Wednesday, June 1, 2005.
SIVI The fees for this year's Co-ed
League will be $300.00.
Teams may pick up a roster
/ at the Recreation Complex.
'^ For more information, contact
VI Tommy Garner at 973-4640
(, or 464-0898.
Over 100 students par-
ticipated in the school's
sports program during the
The athletic director is
Football coaches are
Mike ,Ragans, 'Michael
Blue, Clayton McWilliams,
Sean Robinson, Ray Robin-
son, and Justin Drew. Don-
na Odom and Channah
Galbraith are thevolleyball
coaches. Boys basketball is
coached by Charlie
Barfield and Blue. Girls
basketball is coached by
Keith Webb, Regina John-
son, and Travis Glover.
Softball is coached by Tom-
my Garner and Lisa Ginn.
Baseball is coached by Ra-
gans, McWilliams, and
If the won-loss record
is not the best in school his-
tory, it is very close. An ob-
viously-talented group of
athletes, working with an
experienced group of
coaches, produced the re-
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Lady Warriors Ranked Number
Seven In State Softball Poll
By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Aucilla Christian Academy's Lady Warriors are ranked in the number seven spot among
Florida Class lAhigh school softball teams. The local team had a 13-3 record at the time the poll
The poll is conducted by the Florida Sportswriters Association. First-place votes are in paren-
thesis and total points are also listed.
Class IA 5. Summit Christian (12-7) 48
1. Cambridge (16-4) (8) 88 6. Melbourne Brevard Christian (8-1) 46
2. Winter Haven All Saints' (13-3) 77 7. Monticello Aucilla Christian (13-3) 29
3. Homestead Princeton Christian 8. Jupiter Christian (12-3) 29
117-0) (1i 75 9. Milton Central (8-3) 20
4. Homestead Colonial Christian (18-2) 65 10. Sheridan Hills Christian in/a) 10
Others receiving votes: Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic (9-3) 8; Port St. Lucie Morningside Acad-
emy (9-2) 4; First Coast Christian (n/a) 1; Sarasota Chrisitan (n/a) 1.
Cowboys Compete In
State Track Meet
In the state track meet G
last weekend at Coral a
Springs, both entries
from Madison County
High School qualified for ,
Junior Desmond Gee
e placed seventh in the 100-
meter dash. The 4 x 100
meter relay team did not
fare well in the finals.
One runner tripped and
fell and the Cowboys did not
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The 2004-2005 school
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record books at Madison
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Friday, May 6, 2005
Building On Success By The Numbers
FEMA's Response to The Historic 2004 Hurricane Season
4: Four hurricanes struck the United States
during the 2004 hurricane season Charley,
Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne. These were the most
widespread and intense series of disasters in
15: Hurricane-related damage spurred disas-
ter declarations in 15 states.
27: A record-setting 27 major disasters were
declared for hurricane-related damage last year in
15 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Back From The Brink
Although not everyone else seems to be
getting all excited, recent news that the ivory
billed woodpecker has been positively identi-
fied in the White River National Wildlife
Refuge in eastern Arkansas has me about giddy.
This really is startling news the bird had not
been reliably reported alive in the United States
since 1944, and that was a sighting of only one
bird. Almost everyone in the scientific world
thought they were extinct. Yet rumors and
reported sightings continued to drift in over the
years. But never a verified sighting. The ivory
billed woodpecker has long been the Grail of
Campephilus principalis the ivory billed
woodpecker is second in size only to Mexico's
imperial woodpecker, a bird also thought to be
extinct. James Tanner, a PhD. ornithologist from
Cornell in the 1930's, and the authority on the
bird, did his doctoral work on the ivory billed in
the Singer Swamp, in Madison Parish,
Louisiana. As of 1939, he estimated that there
were 22 birds left alive in the southeast.
Over the years, I have had folks tell me
that they had seen ivory billed woodpeckers, but
in every instance they were mistaken, and what
they had seen was the pileated woodpecker, a
large, colorful, black, white and red bird that is
relatively common around here. The ivory
billed woodpecker is half again as large as the
pileated, and will often weigh a pound or more.
It does have an ivory colored bill, compared to
a black one on the pileated. Flight pattern
between the two birds is also drastically differ-
ent, as the pileated rather swoops through the air
in a rhythmic, up and down motion, while
reports of the ivory bill going back-to the 19th
century have the bird sk\ rocketing through the
woods more like a %%ood duck. And there i. the'
noise. Erirl', rep'n' .,' i he 'ir' r hIllcJ all com-
ment on the loud sound they make in flight, pre-
sumed so because of stiff flight feathers. The
ivory bill feeds mainly on beetles found in dead
or dying swamp hardwood trees. .
When nature was left alone and forests had
a chance to mature, there were always some old
trees in the process of decline. Reports from,
early observers of the bird going after beetles
are unanimous in their acclaim that the bird
seemingly goes to war on the tree. They are the
only bird that can strip healthy bark from a tree,
hastening its decline and attracting more bee-
tles. But they would absolutely tear a tree apart,
with a huge pile of chips at the base, while they
went after larvae. They tore the trees apart so
completely that there were numerous reports of
them actually toppling old trees. In natures own
neat way, that resulted in reforestation, as sun-
light hit a forest floor long denied any. The ivory
bill mated for, life, and generally had only two or
three eggs per clutch. Scientists postulate that
the large size of the bird, along with some
impressive defensive weapons in it's beak and
talons, made it an unlikely source. ot pre) for
predators. The bird was never common, with a
nesting pair requiring something like 3,000
acres of suitable range. Its large size, magnifi-
cent plumage, distinctive flight and signature
ba-BAM double knock when attacking trees
made it well known early on. This unique dou-
ble knock was one of the ways scientists just
confirmed the bird in Arkansas, and one of the
ways they plan on seeing how many more there
are without being invasive and disturbing them
tape recordings of their vocals and the distinc-
tive double knock.
When John Audubon was -roaming the
country in the 1820's, he regularly reported the
ivory,bill, while killing and collecting same in
the name of science. In Audubon's day there
were something on ihe o.rdei of 55 million acres
of mature swamp hardwoods, in the historic
range of the ivory billed, from North Carolina
south to Florida and Cuba, west to Te\.a:. east-
ern Oklahoma and Arkansas. Audubon had the
bird as far north as the confluence of the Ohio
and Mississippi Rivers. These were the flood
plains of slow moving rivers and streams, and
particularly the Mississippi River Delta with
almost half of the wetlands. Bayous and swamp
hardwoods and oxbow lakes. Old, mature tim-
ber. The bird was maintaining until after the
Civil War, around 1870, when we developed a
taste for southern wood. Once we got going, we
went through the big' wood pretty fast, and the
ivory bill declined at an equally rapid rate. By
the late 1880's the ivory bill had become rare, a
collectors item, and people went out of their
way to shoot them if they got a chance. There is
:an 1890 photo of Frank Chapman, creator of the
Audubon Society, in a boat on the Suwannee
River with a brace of the birds. While we were
busy cutting down the hardwood swamps the
' bird needed here, it did continue to maintain in
SCuba. The SpAmnsh American .\ar min1898,:iMp..
' e ,rti ,h .,iitdeescapade in the tropics, led us ,by
1900 to be in charge of that fine island. Once in
charge, we initiated a.very effective slash and
burn program to convert worthless swamp to
productive sugar. The bird didn't tolerate that for
.long, although reports over the years continued
to trickle in from Castro's Cuba that there were
still populations of the bird in the interior of the
country. Calls to Fidel were not returned.
Could they be here? We happen to live
in one of the few areas that could conceivably
hold a population, although I think your chances
at hitting the lottery are higher. A biologist at the
St. Marks' Refuge said he thought that, if they
could be here, he would bet on the Aucilla or
Wacissa River flood plains. While I think this is
the neatest thing since Carter developed Liver
Pills, I'll bet St. Joe officials are looking hard at
their maps. The discovery of this bird could well
lead, to some serious political bickering. The
bird demands a lot of space, and space is getting
expensive. Not all members of President Bush's
jdminintiration belong to the Nature
'Conser janc.. but. money is pouring into that
organization from around the country in support
of the ivory bill. I say welcome back and good
luck. Youi have some powerful enemies
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55: Responding to the hurricanes resulted in
the activation of the National Emergency Opera-
tions Center and other operations centers for more
than 55 days their longest continuous activation
68: President Bush issued a total of 68 major
disaster declarations in 2004 the most.for a sin-
gle year in nearly a decade.
100: The unprecedented string of hurricanes
that.struck the Southeast last year was part of the
most active hurricane season the nation has seen
in more than 100 years. In fact, Florida became
the first state since Texas in 1886 to be struck by
four hurricanes in a single year.
199: In Florida alone FEMA set up more
than 199 Disaster Recovery Centers to assist indi-
viduals in applying for disaster aid.
4,500: At the peak of response activities,
more than 4,500 FEMA response personnel were,
deployed to respond to the 2004 hurricanes.
10.000: The National Disaster Medical Sys-
tem iNDMNSi teams provided medical treatment
for nearly 10.000 patients durinii the 2004 hurri-
16,000: At the height of operations, more
than 16,000 federal and contract personnel were
at work to support state and local response and re-
44,800: On September 28th, a record 44.SOO
applications were taken in a single 24-hour peri-
od through the teleregistration process.
1.3 Million: The number of registrations for
disaster assistance due to the hurricanes and trop-
ical storms last year amounted to more than 1.3.
million far exceeding the 'olume for any com-
parable period in the past.
14 N million: FEMN A worked with state and lo-
cal officials to supply 14 million lMeas-Read -to-,
40 Million: Throughout the ensuing on-
slaught of Hurricanes Charley. Frances. Ivan, and
.Jeanne. FEMA distributed more than 40 million
' liters of water in the hardest-hit areas.
163 Million: FEMA dehv ered more than 163
million pounds of ice to areas affected by the
Firsf[ Eqie e il iusCs Rpor
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson sails thus
year's first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis
has been reported in ,Union Count\ and he is
urging horse owners to have their animals vacci-
nated against mosquito-borne illness ,.
The three-year-old horse was seen by a local
Veterinarian \%ho suspected Eastern Equine En-
cephalom)ehtis tEEE.i. On March 22. lab test-
ing confirmed the diagnosis ofEEE. The testing
also revealed an e\posuwe to the West Nile Virus
(WNV), which may have complicated the
"Horse owners have done a good job in get-
ting their animals properly vaccinated over the
past few years and we have seen a. significant
drop in the number of equine WNV cases,"
Bronson said. "But it is critical that we don't be-
come complacent. Mosquito season is upon us
and the chances of contracting these diseases
have, of course, increased. Horse owners are re-
minded that their animals' vaccinations must be
up :to date, including the necessary booster
In 2004, there were 48 reported cases of
EEE in horses and six confirmed equine WNY
cases. That compares v ith nearlN 500 reported
WNV cases in 2002. A vaccinationn against
WNV became available in die summer of 2001
and EEE vaccinations have been around for
Bronson is also urging Florida residents and
Visitors to take precautions against mosquito
bites to reduce the chance of contracting mos-
quito-bome illnesses. People are urged to adoid
being outdoors at dusk and dawn when, mosqui-
toes are most acti e and. if the) must be outside
at those times..to wear loose fitting. long sleeve
shirts and pants., People are also urged to use
mosquito repellent containing DEET. Residents
should take steps to eliminate mosquito breeding
grounds on their property b\ remo' ing standing
water from birdbaths, kiddie pools, old tires and
other items where water can accumulate.
FWC Offering Grants
For 'Boating Projectsi
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission is gearing up to dole .out $2
million under the Florida Boating Improvement
Program (FBIP). The FBIP provides funding
through competitive grants to
support recreational boating
and boating-related activities
on Florida's coastal and/or in-
Eligible program partici-
pants include Florida's munic-
ipal and county governments.
The deadline for submitting
grant applications is June 10.
In 2004, the FBIP awarded
over $1.9 million .in grants for
19 projects statewide.
Visit MyFWC.com/boating/grants to read the.
complete program policies and guidelines and
to download a copy of the application.
For the week ended April 28, 2005
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,030 com-
pared to last week 6,895 and 8,237 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Slaughter
Cows and Bulls were steady, Feeder Steers and Heifers unevenly
Feeder Steers: Medium & Large
Feeder Heifers: Medium & Large
200-300 lbs .
Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2
Frame No. 1-2
Frame No. 1-2
85-90 percent 45.00-52.0(
1000-2100 lbs 62.00-70.0(
S& Game Feeding Chart
o t'lw se he major and minor feeding times, for each.day are listed below. The major feeding times are the best ftr the
. .sfbsman aid last about 2 hours. the minor feeding umes can also have good success, but last only about I hour.
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Bullets Are Buzzing
A complaint has come to the. En-
terprise-Recorder of the promiscuous
discharging of firearms in the Cherry
Lake vicinity. One complainant says
that a new outboard motor. was delib-
erately destroyed by having two rifle.
bullets show through it and that it is
no longer safe to sit on one's own
chet : fur buhletl-. di-z/irig-Jid,.iiLoe-
' : cheting by the lake.
In Cherry Lake
Ordination services were conduct-
ed Sunday, May 18th, for B. N.
William, R. H. Miller and A. C. Gen-
try, ordaining them Deacons of the
Cherry Lake Baptist Church. Rev.,
Felton Rowan, pastor of the .Pinetta
Baptist Church ca\e the charge.
Fathers And Sons
The Lee Chapter of the FFA held
its annual Father and Son Banquet Fri-
day; April 29th. The menu consisted
of fresh green beans, new potatoes
and half of a fried chicken with cake
and ice cream for dessert. Mr. G. C.
Rorman, head of the Vet. Ad. in Flori-
da.was the guest speaker and about 80
people were in attendance.
May 7, 1965 Edition
Golf Team Sinks
The North Florida Junior College
Sentinel golf team played host to
Chipola Junior College at the Madi-
son Country Club last week. The
Sentinels won the match with a score
of 11 to 10. Walt Lamb shot a 2 un-
der par 68, J. Livinigston shot a 75,
Robert Fees and Eddie Brown both
shot 77 and J. Watson shot a 79.
NFJC concluded its regular season
with 7 wins and 4 losses.
p New Lee Beta Club
New Beta Club officers were in-
stalled at Lee Junior High School on
April 26. The newly elected officers
are: President Bonne Mathis, Vice-.
President Monteze Thomas, Secre-
tary Patricia. Panaway, Treasurer
Osie Brown, Representative
Jeanne Burnett, and Program
Proposed Raise in
Homestead Exemption ( I
Legislation to increase homestead
exemption from $5,000, to $10,00
was introduced in the Senate,last wee
by Senator L. P. Gibson of the 10th
May 9, 1975 Edition i
Grant Awarded For
New Emergency Aid
Representatives from the Florida
Department of health recently present-
ed the Madison County Commission
with a check for $20,000 to improve
existing emergency medical services.
The funds are the result of a grant ap-
plication initiated by the County Com-
mission last September. The grant
outlined the county's need for a new-
ambulance and the installation of an
emergenci\ communication system.
Heads Of May Court
Scott Milliron and Connie.Strick-
land were crowned King and Queen at
the Madison Academy May Fete,cele-
May 10, 1985 Edition
Rotary Club Visits FHA
Members of the Madison County
High FHA Chapter entertained the
Rotary Club on Wednesday, April 3,
as part of the club's school visitation
program. Rotarians were invited to a
demonstration in Parliamentary Pro-
cedure and a Summary report.
Baseballs And Softballs
Flying Into NFJC
The District Board of Trustees of
NFJC has announced plans to initiate
intercollegiate games in Men's Base-
ball and Women's softball. The plans
call for, the college to recruit the
finest class of student athletes in
these sports beginning with the 1986-
87 academic year and competition to
start Spring 87.
The Computer Age
Madison Academy has entered
the computer Age. The Academy no,
has 2 TRS-80 color computers and
Commodore 64 computers. Nlrs.
Marguerite Page, science and
math teacher, teaches computer
literacy to grades 5-8.
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deck & screened rear porch. 1 year
lease, $500 per month, $500 securi-
ty deposit. 971-5152
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner 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 access to
I-10, via SR 53 & SR 14. Will
build to suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene
$CASH$ Paid for land, acreage,
homes or mobile homes with
property., Top dollar paid with
quick closing. Call Ben (386)
& Tractor Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stimp Re-
moval, Demolition, Roads, Mow-
ing, Discing, Box-Blading, and
-No Job Too Small-Free Estimates-
Call Paul Kinsley 850-973-6326
Parks and Recreation
Where: Cherry Lake Beach
Positions: Attendant and Lifeguard
(No certification to be an attendant)
When: May 28th, 2005 (Memorial
Day Weekend) Through September
5th, 2005 (Labor Day Weekend)
(Temporary Employment for Sum-
mer of 2005 Only!!!)
Days of Operation: 10:00 a.m. -
Employee Work Hours: 25-35
Contact: Madison County Parks
and Recreation Department
Tommy Gamer, Director
P.O. Box 237
"APPLICATION ARE BEING
Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and Dra, Fre
,$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
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 vision.
Strong managerial, human relations
and organizational skills are 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
Worker \\ ursery
8am to 5pm
LPN's PRN 11pm 7am .
CNA's FT 3pm-llpm / llpm-7am
Madison Nursing Center
Behavioral Health Care Center is
Adult Case Manager #2211
A minimum of a Bachelor's'Degree
with, a major in counseling, social
work, psychology, criminal justice,
nursing, rehabilitation, special edu-
cation, health education, or a relat-
ed human services field; or other
bachelor's degree and 2 years full-
time or equivalent experience
working with' adults experiencing
serious mental illness. Valid dri-
yer's license required. 8:00am to
5:00pm, Monday Thru Friday. Reg-
ular status rate: $10.75 per hour/ex-
cellent benefits or Temporary OPS
status rate: $12.92 per hour/no ben-
Mental Health Assistant #1448
High School diploma or its equiva-
lent. Prior psychiatric experience
preferred. Valid drivers license.
Salary: $6.15 per hour
For More Information:
(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
background check. An Equal Op-
Drug Free Workplace.
JOBS AT YOUR
InServ is looking for experienced
pipewelders for the Madison, Fl
area. Mig /Tig / Sick stainless and
carbon pipe. .,
Fax your resume to 919-552-0160
or call 919-552-6355
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I NEW RENEW
Mail To: Greene Publhing, Inc., PO. Drawer 772,Madison, FL 32341
or bring by the Enterprise-Recorder office,
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The City of Madison
will be accepting applications for a
Natural Gas Tech Trainee. Appli-
cants must be 18 years of age, pos-
sess a valid Florida Drivers Li-
cense, high school diploma or
GED, pass a drug test, background
check and physical examination.
-We would prefer someone with at
least one year of field experience in
pipefitting or gas related work.
Job applications and descriptions of
work required may be picked up at
City Hall between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday. We will be accept-
ing applications for this position
from May' 4th, until May 16th.
The City of 'Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and recog-
nizes veteran's preference.
FREE prep classes
* M-TH: 9am-1 pm @ NFCC
* Tues: 5-9pm @ NFCC
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P.O. Box 427 Madison, FL 32341
General office work of a complex
nature performing a variety of tasks
involving bookkeeping, intermedi-
ate to advanced computer skills,
and constant interaction with the
public and other County offices on
a professional level:
Considerable knowledge of
business English, spelling, 'and
Ability to conduct research, collect
and analyze data, and prepare writ-
Ability to prepare and monitor bud-
Knowledge of office equipment
(computers, fax, etc.)
Ability to act independently and
make responsible decisions
Ability to estaiblih and maintain
cooperative working relations with
government officials, other em-
ployees, and the public
Associates Degree from an accred-
ited college or university and four
(4) years secretarial or administra-'
(Hourly $8.27 $12.44),
Friday, May 13, 2005
at 12:00 P.M.
Employment applications must
be obtained from and submitted to
the County Commission Office be-
tween 8:00 a.m.. and >5:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday located in the
'Courthouse Annex at 112 E. Pinck-
ney Street, Room 219, Madison, FL
32340. For further information on
the job itself, contact Heidi He-
manes, Administrative Assistant to
the Board of County Commission-
ers at phone number (850) 973-
Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and a Drug
English instructor to teach compo-
sition and, developmental
writing/reading at small. rural com-
munity college in Nladison, FL. Be-
gins 8/1/05. MA in English re-
quired. Graduate work in composi-
tion and/or developmental writ-
ing/reading strongly preferred.
Community college teaching expe-
rience preferred. Will teach 15
credit-hours/,emester, establish o'-
fice hours, prnicipate in depart-
ment, college actit lies Ma\ ltejch
day/night classes both on/off cam-
pus. Inern ien s %dil include presen-
tation usino ing-rucionajl technolo-.
gy. Application, to Director HR,
North Florida Community College,
1000 Turner Davis Drive, Madison,
FL 32340. OnIl complete applica-
tion packets considered letter of
interest, resume. application. copy
of traiNcnrpts unofficial OKi. Ap-
plication, job description online:
www.nfcc.edu. Questions, call 850-
973-9487. Deadline 05/20/05.
Part Time Help Wanted
Cook & Waitress
Apply in Person
Yellow Pine Restaurant
Full, part time employees for all
positions. Flexible schedules,
weekly paychecks, health insurance
and other great benefits.
Apply in person at, the Lake Park
location, 4914 Timber Drive.
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Mowing, Discing, tilling and box
blading. Call 973-6326.
Friday, May 6, 2005
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 21A
NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County,
Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will
be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendent's Office, 312 N.E. Duval
Street, Madison, Florida.
Change to Procedure 4.10.3
The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 312 NE Duval St.,
Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING OR HEARING,
HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH. PUR-
POSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND
EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR
MADISON CITY POLICE BUILDING HISTORICAL RESTORATION
The City of Madison is requesting written proposals from qualified construe
tion firms to provide Professional Construction Management Services for
the Construction Phase on the City of Madison Police Station.
H. It is the City=s intention to employ the Construction Firm to provide overall
Project Construction Management, Cost Benefit Studies, Information
Management, Construction Contract Management, Claims Management and
Technical Inspection during the Construction on a cost plus a fee basis, with a guar-
anteed maximum price.
HI. PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Proposal Submissions: Submit five (5) copies of a written proposal no later
than 5:00 PM on Monday, May 23, 2005 to:
Will Rutherford, Project Manager
Clemons, Rutherford & Associates
2027 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Proposals must be responsive to the requirements and questions of the Request for Pro-
Reservations: City of Madison reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to negoti-
ate changes in the new scope of work or services to be provided, and to otherwise waive any
technicalities or informalities.'
Method of Selection: Proposals will be reviewed by a Selection Committee. The Selection
Committee will then select and recommend a ranking of firms. Upon acceptance of the rec-
ommendation by the City, negotiations or bids will or ma. be entertained.
Please respond by including but not limiting your response to the following:
1. Company name and length of time in business.
2. Company location.
3:, Bonding capability) and name of bonding company .
4. Insurance carrier and applicable coverage.
5. Qualifications of staff to be utilized on this project with names,
short resumes, length of time with firm and previous clients
Sserved.. '. :
6. Names of several preiioui clients within the past rfie 15 years
wilh phone number- and contact person.
7. Description of previous r\perience. to include budget, final cost,.
tne schedule, change orders. eic. Part of the experience should
reference projects worked on of similar nature.
8. Past experience with historical pre.ersation funded b) Di'ision of
State. Bureau of Historic Presersation.
Request for information shall be in writing.
5/06. 5/13. 5/20
FOR FFY 2005
SECOND PUBLIC HEARINGG
The Town of Greenille. Florida is applying to the Florida Department of Community Af-.
fairs IDCAt for a grant under the Neighborhood Reiitalization Category in the amount
of $600.0011 under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Pro-
gram. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and
moderate income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage ben-
efit to low and moderate income persons for which the City is applying are as follows:
Pursuant to 121.055 (1) (b) 1.a. F. S., North Florida Community College announces it's in-
tent to designate the position of Director, Human Resources for inclusion in the Senior
Management Service Class of the Florida Retirement System. Any questions or comments
regarding this change should be directed to: NFCC, 1000 Turner Davis Drive, Madison, FL
32340 ATTN: HR Dept Fax number: 850-973-9435 or call 850-973-9448.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
MADISON BLUE, INC.,
a Florida corporation,.
CASE NUMBER: 2005-173-CA
THE ESTATE OF MATTHEW ROTTER, De-
ceased, in the Circuit Court in and for Pinellas ,
County, Florida, Probate Division, Case No: 04-
9753-ES-003, by and through its Personal Rep-
resentative, BEAT ROTTER; BEAT ROT-
TER, his surviving spouse, and by and through
any unknown heir'and creditors at law,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: All unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against
MATTHEW ROTTER, Deceased; and, All unknown parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property herein described, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Madison County, Florida:
Lot 48 of Riser Count, as more particularly described in the Declaration of
Rcstriclions and Protectise Cosenants recorded at O.R. Book 136. Page 216 of
the Public Records of Mladison County. Florida plus the Soulherly most 201J
feet of Lot 49. Riser Country. more particularly described as follows: Com-
mence at the southerly most point of Lot 49 for a Point of Beginning,'thence N
0038'09" E 200 feet, thence S 89'34'11"E 209.40 feet, thence S 46 50'35"-W'
290.08 feet to said Point of Beginning., ,
has been filed against you and )ou are required to serse a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on H. EDWA.RD GARVIN, Plaintiff's attorney whose address is Post Office Bo%
358041, Gainessille. Florida 32635. within 311 dais from the firsi publication of this notice,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before senice on Plaintiffs attllor-
ney or immediately) thereafter: otherwise a default will be entered against )ou for the relief
demanded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 3rd day of May 2005.
Clerk of the Court
BY: April Herring
As Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability m ho needs an) accommodation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court Administrator, 145 N. Hernando St, PO Box 1569, Lake City, FL
32056, (386) 758-2163, within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8778.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 04-338-CA
THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
JULY 31, 1998, SERIES 1998-B
VERNALLA FUDGE A/K/A VERNALLA HILL FUDGE, IF LIVING,
AND.IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST VERNALLA FUDGE A/K/A
VERNALLA HILL FUDGE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VERNALLA
FUDGE A/K/A VERNALLA HILL FUDGE, IF ANY; MADISON
COUNTY, FLORIDA; GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC F/KIA CON-
SECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP F/K/A GREEN TREE FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES CORPORATION; JOHN DOE#1 AND JANE
DOE#1 AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; JOHN DOE #2
AND JANE DOE P2 AS UNKNOW%%N TENANTS [N POSSESSION:
JOHN DOE #3 AND JANE DOE #3 AS UNKNOWN TEN ANTS IN
POSSESSION; JOHN DOE #4 AND JANE DOE #4 AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION;
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 4-27, 2005 entered in Civil Case No. 04-338-CA of the Circuit Court of the 3RD Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for MADISON County, MADISON, Florida, I will sell to the highest,
and besi bidder for cash at THE FRONT DOOR at the MADISON County Courthouse
located at 101 SOUTH RANGE in NALDISON. Florida. at l:U011 a.m. on the 25 das of
Alas. 20u15 the following described property as set forth in said Summar. Final Judg-
START AT THE NORTH \ST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF
SOLiTH1WEST QUlRTER OF SECTION 32. TO'%NSHIP I NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST
%ND RUN %EST 165 FEET: THENCE SOLTH 710 FEET INTOSR 14: THENCE
NORTH 57 DEGREES %EST 28.9 FEET TO NORTH RIGHT-OF-WA%. LINE OF SR
14 150 FEET FROM CENTER LINE THEREOFi AT POINT OF BEGINNING AND
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 57 DEGREES %%EST ALONG NORTH LINE OF WILLEE EDWARDS 302.5
FEET 10 ERNEST W\ASHINGTON: THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES %%EST PARAL-
LEL TO OAKY %SOODS ROAD iNO%' SR 3b0i 104.2 FEET ALONG ERNEST WASH-
INGTON: THENCE SOLITH 53 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 33.8 SECONDS EAST
ALONG WILLEE EDW'ARDS 243.1 FEET TO NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SR
14, SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG RIGHT OF WAY LINE 33.5 FEET FROM RIGHT OF
WAY MARKER AT POINT OF CURVE: THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG
NORTH RIGHT OF '\SX LINE OF SR 14. 33.5 FEET TO POINT OF CURVE:
THENCE NORTH ASTERL' ALONG NORTH RIGHT OF A'S LINE OF SR 14
ALONG THE CUiRVE 100.5 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.6
ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
START AT NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SOUTH-
ANEST QLURTER OF SECTION 32. TOWNSHIP I NORTH. RANGE 9 EAST, AND
RUN WEST 155 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 710 FEET INTO SR 14, THENCE NORTH
57 DEGREES WEST 685 FEET TO EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OAKY AOODS
ROAD iNON SR,360i AND 40 FEET FROM CENTERLINE THEREOF. AT POINT OF
BEGINNING AND NORTH EST CORNER OF FIHEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT:
THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF WAAY LINE 107
FEET: THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES EAST 170 FEET TO ERNEST AWASHING-
TON; THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES EAST ALONG ERNEST '.ASHINGTON 107
FEET: THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES WEST 170 FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. CONTAINING 0.4 ACRES. MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH .A 1999 HOR-
NET DOUBLtEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING VIN #H85245GRAN'D H85245GL;
AND A 1966 BLUCKSIN SINGLESSIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING \IN er286F; AND A
1976 ARTC SINGLEW'IDE MOBILE HOME BEARING VIN 1IN5029
Dated this 2 da) of May. 21N15.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: RAMONA DICKINSON
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN. P.A.. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drie Suitle 500
Plantation, FL. 33324
i ?'29 7.t.8flli.b ) .' '- -, ... -
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERIC %NS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. persons
with disabilities needing a special accommodation should contact COURT ADNIINIS-
TRATION. at the NLADISON Count) Courthouse at, 1-800-955-8771 rTDDi or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
The proposed CDBG project would include the following: i i Construct new sewer lines.
provide hook ups for income eligible households and related activities in two primary ser-
vice areas, as follows: Service Area #1: An area generally consisting of SW Obadiah
Street hbelwen S\% Lincoln Loop and SW Bishop Street, SW Bishop Streel between SW
Osersireel Asenue and just north of S%% Obadiah Street. and S;% Lincoln Loop. Service
Area #2: An area general) consistingof S' Ra; Charles Asenue belteen S\% Oserbrook
Street and SW Ormond Streets. If funds are available, improvements will be considered
for areas along SW Cook and SW Main Streets, between SW Obadiah and SW Overland
Streets. When the sewer construction is completed, residents where the new sewer lines
are available will be required to connect to the Town syIem and pa) a monthly sewer
charge. The current minimum residential sewer charge is $14.51) per moinh. One-time
connection costs for income eligible households will be paid bh the grant. i Bi An actisit
of community-wide benefit is also planned to construct a gazebo or similar structure in
Hayes Park for community use.
The percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons from the proposed project
activities "ill be in excess of 711.
The Town of Greenville has determined that no displacement of persons will occur as a
result of planned CDBG funded activities.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be
held on Wednesday. May 11.2005, at 5:00 p.m.. in the Greenville Town Hall. 154 SW Old
Mission Avenue. Greenville. Florida. A draft copy of the application will be available for
review at that time. A final copy of the application is anticipated to be submitted to DCA
on or before May 19, 2005, and a copy of the final application will be available in the Town
Clerk's Office, Town Hall, 154 SW Old Mission Avenue, Greenville, Florida, on Monday
through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. afler the anticipated May 19 sub-
mittal date. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public
hearing contact Ms. Cindy Hutto, Town Clerk, at 850/948-2251.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handi-
capped person requiring special accommodation at Ihr. meeting should contact Ms. Hut-
to al least three 31 calendar days prior to the meeting. An) handicapped person requir-
ing an interpreter for the hearing impaired or Ihe slisuall impaired should contact Ms.
Hutto at least three 131 calendar da)s prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be pro-
sided. An) non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should con-
tact MA. Hutto at least three I31 calendar da)s prior to the meeting and a language inter-
preter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD)
please call 850/948-3363.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be
submitted to DCA with the application. The disclosures will be made available by the
Town of Greenville and DCA for public inspection upon request These disclosures will
be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to
be. available for a minimum period of five years.
1. Other governmental (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax ben-
efit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or con-
sultants intailed in the application or assistance or in ith planning or development of the
project or activity;
3. The identities and pecupiary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the
grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others.
listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identifi-
cation and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal
stockholder, or other official of'the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each ol the
providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
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tendent, that she was. leaving to run a daycare center that she and her husband own in Perry.
French alleged in the lawsuit that she was constructivelyy terminated." indicating that she was
forced out of the position against her ow n w ill.
The Department of Education was'in'estigating French for alleged misconduct while she was
principal of Greenville Middle School at the time she quit the Excel School. On May 20. 2003.
School Superintendent Bill Roberts had attempted to remove her as the principal of the Excel
School because of-the investigation. After pressure from a number of ci% ic groups, including the
N'AACP Roberts backed down and suggested that she stay at the Excel School. The issue passed
by a 3-2 vote, with Keriby Hall and Bart Alford as the only board members \ outing against her stay-
ing at the school.
., The investigation into French-s.alleged misconduct, which apparently involved Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores, is still continuing, almost two years later.
French maintained that she was the victim of gender and racial discrimination because she
had "requested that the white wife of one of Defendant's members. Kenny Hall. be transferred to
another school rather than remaining at the Excel School where plaintiff was the Principal."
She claims that she was "constructively terminated" after objecting to the treatment she felt
was occurring at the hands of School Board Member Kenny Hall.
In the suit. French maintained that she "suffered emotional distress, mental pain rind suffer-
ing, past and future pecuniary losses, inconvenience, mental anguish. loss of enjo) ment of life and
other non-pecuniary losses, along with lost back and front pay. interest on pay. bonuses, and oth-
er tangible and intangible damages. These damages have occurred in the past, are permanent and
French also maintained in the suit that she has suffered "mental anguish. emotional distress.
expense, loss of benefits. embarrassment, humiliation, damage to reputation illness, lost wages,
.loss of capacity for the enjoyment:of life, and other tangible and intangible damages. These dam-
ages are continuing and are permanent."
French had earlier filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis-
sion (EEOC). The EEOC dismissed the complaint on September 15. 2004 because they were "un-
able to conclude that the information obtained establishes violations of the statutes."
French was represented in the lawsuit by Tallahassee attorney Marie Mattox.
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had a new subdivision like this in 30 years," said Gary Webb, one of four people involved in
the company "Who knows, we could end up making Lee bigger than Madison."
Webb explained that buyers will be able to select their own builders, but certain restrictions
will apply to all houses constructed in the new development.
In other action, the council voted to permit a, communications antenna to be placed on the
town's water tower.
they are to be received into the hospital.
"If you bring a patient on a stretcher through the tent, bring them in through the center," said
Stewart, directing the team on the many different scenarios that they might face.
The Madison County Memorial Decon Team includes; Carol Harrington. Leslie Criss. Bruce
Reeves. Michelle Mack. Tamm) Osteen. Suzanne Truesdale and team leader Janice Green.
The highest priority for overall decontamination will be those who are medically triaged as
IMMEDIATE, and are in need of immediate life-saving medical procedures that can be done
quickly with the medical resources available on-site. Severely intoxicated nerve agent casualties
may be the highest priority for decontamination within this category.
The next priority for non-ambulatory decontamination will be those casualties medically
triaged as DELAYED. These casualties may have serious injuries and require definitive care, but
can wait for a short period of time w without compromising the outcome (for example. a victim with
a fractured lower leg.)
MINOR victims, those % ith no know n or suspected exposure to any chemical contamination,
follow treatment of delayed victims. The lowest priority for overall decontamination will be those
casualties medically triaged as DECEASED/EXPECTANT.
If sufficient resources exist, two mass casualty decontamination systems should be estab-
lished: one for ambulatory \victims and one for non-ambulatory victims. If available resources are
only sufficient for a single system, non-ambulatory victims are higher priority than ambulatory
"Because we have the area hospitals fortified with decon equipment and trained personnel, if
we need some more team members, or equipment, we can call Trinity Hospital, or talk to anoth-
er hospital in our region and receive the help needed," said Stewart.
"'This is a very labor intensive process and these people can't be in these suits more than 15
or 20 minutes. So. it's always good to have another team read)."
According to Stewart, the smaller hospitals are doing the best because the staff there consists of
locals who have a strong desire to help their community., and are better equipped to handle the fa-
talities of that community, than per say a larger city such as Tallahassee, where the hospitals are
under staffed for biohazard disasters.
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'Brown's last reported address was Route 2, Box 4466, in Madison.
A number of calls to the Sheriff's Department. the 911 Addressing Officer and the Post
Office failed to get Brown's actual physical address.
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team. The deadline is May 19. The season will begin on May 23. For more information, please
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