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Section A: Main: Viewpoints & Opinions
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Section A: Main: Around Madison County
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Section A: Main: Church
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Section A: Main: Madison County History
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Section B: Community: Sports
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Section B: Community: Nation & World News
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Section B: Community: Classifieds
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Memorial Day Is -
onday, May 30th -
School District Recognizes
SRP Of The Year
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Our 140th Year, Number 31
Friday, Mlay 27, 2005
AIladison, Florida 32340
By Jacob Bembry
The Florida C(
sive Assessment Te
results for all gra(
third through tenth
in and Lee mentalta
boasted Ut ghest
any school in the co
Lee's third grad
336 on the'reading
the FCAT and 315 o:
portion of the FCAT. The for other
Inc. fourth graders at Lee scored sc hools
omprehen- 328 on the reading portion and was pretty
st (FCAT) 307 on the math portion of the dismal, ex-
de levels, test. Lee's fifth graders at- cept for a
grade are trained a 319 on the reading bright spot
ary School portion of the test and a 320 in the
grades of on the math portion. c o u'd s
unty. While Lee's scores are lining for
ers scored better than last year's and Greenville Elementary School
portion of Pinetta Elementary School's which improved slightly.
n the math scores held steady, the news Greenville's fifth graders had
the highest Fifty-eight pe
m a t h Level3oraab
scores in part. A total
the county. graders took ti
County- graders took t
wide, 66 math portions
percent of but only 211t
t h i r d part. Fifty-fou:
graders scored a Level 3 (300) at least a Leve
or above on the reading por- ing portion
tion of the standardized test. scored a Leve
percent scored a
ove on the math
of 179 third
of 212 fourth
the reading and
s, of the FCAT,
took the. writing
r percent scored
el 3 on the read-
and 26 percent
1 3 or above on
the math portion. Fourth
graders aLeraged 3.0 mean
combined score on, the \\ riing
portion of the test.
Forti -eight percent of
fifth graders scored a Level 3
or. higher on the reading por-
tion of the FCAT. Thimti -two
percent scored a Level 3 or
abo\ e on the math portion.
Fort \-ihrLe percent o1"
Please See FCAT, Page 5A
MCMH Plans Vote
On New Direction.
4 M h ,, ,
ACA May Day Queen
Caroline Blair. right, was named the May Day Queen at
Aucilla Christian Academy. She was escorted by Chris
Boykin, left. For photos and story on May Day, please see
Click It Or Tick It
The 96-hour Memorial
Day holiday weekend will be-
gin on Friday, May 27, 2005,
and e\iend through midnight,
Monday, May 30, 2005. The
Florida Highway. Patrol will
be participating in three dis-
tinct traffic enforcement oper-
ations during this period, in-
cluding Operation C.A.R.E.
(a Combined Accident
Reduction Effort in-
volving all 50 state
le Up Week (May 23-
30), and the highly pub-
licized Click It or Ticket en-
forcement campaign (May 23
- June 5). All three campaigns
focus on saving lives, prevent-
ing injuries and reducing prop-
erty damage associated with
During last year's Memo-
rial Day holiday period, 40
people were killed in 35 fatal
traffic crashes. 40% of these
fatal traffic crashes were alco-
hol-related, and 83% of those
killed in vehicles normally
equipped with safety belts,
"The Click it or Ticket
campaign that our troopers,
sheriff's deputies, and city po-
lice officers are participating
in has a single goal in mind -to
save lives and reduce serious
injuries associated with traffic
crashes." emphasized Colonel
Chris Knight, Director of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Florida's statistics are
clear; getting people
buckled up is the
single most ef-
that can be
done to save
l have also shown
that most adults
who don't buckle up
themselves -don't buckle up
their children. In addition, dri-
vers who wear their safety
belts are three times more like-
ly to restrain their child pas-
sengers. Nationally, more than
half of all adults who die in
crashes are not buckled up,
and six out of ten children who
are killed in crashes are unre-
All uniformed FHP per-
sonnel normally assigned to
administrative duties in the of-
fice will be assisting regular
troopers by patrolling inter-
Please See Click It, Page 5A
By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishine, Inc.
Its proposed construction
location may be up for grabs.
Its number of beds may be cut.
Its direction of service may be
modified. When the Board of
Trustees for Madison County
Memorial Hospital meets in
June, it will take a vote' that
will settle these arid other "ifs"
the facility is facing at present.
At its May 19 meeting, the
board discussed an offer from
North Florida Community
College to purchase the old
middle school site, which
MCMH purchased two years
ago from the Madison County
School District. Hospital Ad-
ministrator Bob Pugh told the
board that the college would
use the property for recreation
classes. with the possibility of
a swimming pool and other
amenities. "ClIde Alexander
told me that the\ want to do
something that will serve the
community," he said. Board
member Shirley Joseph
stressed the importance of
choosing a buyer who would
preserve the historic site of the
former black ,:,,'" college.
SAfter discussing the possi-
bility of sale to NFCC or other
potential buyers, the board in-
Please See MCMH, Page 5A
Florida consumers and re-
tailers are expected to benefit
from the state's first sales-tax
holiday on hurricane supplies.
It starts Wed-
nesday, June 1.
Gov. Jeb .
12-day tax hol-
iday on genera-
not to include '
part of the tax s;,
begins the first
day of the 2005
who buys $100
worth of tax-
exempt hurri- :-.-
in Madison County would
save $7 in taxes. State budget
analysts estimate the tax break
will save consumers more than
$10 million. Florida has a 6
percent sales tax, although
some local governments levy
additional sales taxes.
"I hope this tax benefit
for the 2005
Bush said in
the. tax holi-
tors up to
tie-down kits up to $50.
Most batteries, up to $30
Coolers up to $30.
Fuel containers up to
Please See. Sales Tax, Page
Bust Of Colin Kelly
North Florida Community College maintenance cres
immediately cleaned up this bust of Capt. Colin P. Kelly, Jr.
after it %was discovered damaged by a Greene Publishing, In,.
staff reporter. The bust is positioned just outside Colin Kelly
Gymnasium on the college campus. It is not known what
substance was used to damage its eye or ho%% long it had been
damaged. If you have any information on this -andalism,
please call NFCC at 973-2288. fGreene Publikhing, Inc. Pho-
to by Bill McCrea. May 25. 20051
Cooks i i
For Reades F
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Readers asked for it and Greene Publishing, Inc. has
According to Greene Publishing's recent reader sur-
vey, a number of respondents indicated that they wanted
more recipes. .Beginning in this week's issue of The Re-
mote Guide, we will feature two recipes instead of one.
Readers may also enjoy a recipe in each week's issue
The American Profile, found in Friday's Enterprise-
H reene Publishing, Inc. appreciates everyone who re-
sponded to the recent survey. The company is
always looking for ways to improve our read-
ers' enjoyment of The Madison Enterprise-
Recorder and The Madison County Carrier
3 Sections, 42 Pages
Annie's Mailbox.............. 10B
C hurch............................ 9A
Mad. Co. History............10OA
Nation & World............... 1 lB
Guide................... C Section
Step Back in Time........... 10B.
Florida s Hurricane
Sales Tax Holiday Begins
2A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Friday, May 27, 2005
Letes o heEitor -
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word,
comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
T e Tests
'Composition books have been tossed aside, along with pen-
"' ,s,. rulers and calculators. Some will be tossed in the garbage.
Others will be put in little boxes, along with old report cards and
*wallet-sized school photographs never to be looked at again, un-
til years later, with a question mark and a tear for a faded 'old
When August comes, there will be new smells in the air. The
-smell of brand-new jeans, brand new shoes, newly sharpened
'pericils and chalk. An air of excitement will last about a week.
"At-least it always did with me, until the newness wore off and
-" the'h6mework became a steady chore, interfering with my play-
"'R.tRe, my time of reading on my own and my time watching tele-
vision. God gave me a gift, and I was able to slide by, with little
study, and still pass my courses. I know that I would have done
m uch better if I had dedicated more time to my schoolbooks, and
-i not my own books.
. <,'*'--August becomes January and January becomes May or
-Juie, and it's time to start another school year. After thirteen
'years, it's time for college and the cycle repeatsitself.
...... It's not until one is in the real world that he realizes that
school was easy and life itself is hard. The unfair teachers come
"q ,ind, and you begin to realize their kindness in preparing you
',foi the real world. You realize that .all the success you have in
"*life is due to your parents and those teachers. You realize that
"y, failures you have are all your own.
S As I go to-work each day, I realize that my job is in God's
" lan for my life. I love my job, despite all of the challenges I
must face. I appreciate and love my co-workers and employers,
,though sometimes I have a funny way of showing it.
,, My job is a lot like school. Every interview, every story,
"*every column are like tests, but I don't present them to teachers.
I,,give them to all of the readers to examine and grade me on. I
' 'hope and pray that I do well!
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This, newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement,
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SWill not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this
newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.
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dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos
beyond said deadline.
Foster Parents Are
Everyday, there is an abused, neglected, or abandoned child
in need of help in our community. When their families can no
loner safely care for them, these children are moved out of their
homes and into the foster care system. They often feel betrayed,
angry, resentful, afraid, and alone.
It is here that a very special group of people steps in to help.
Foster parents are everyday people who open their hearts and
their homes to the single most vulnerable population in our com-
munity. They provide consistency, stability, and compassion in.
young lives when it is needed most. They do this with very lit-
tle recognition, with minimal compensation, and under heavy
scrutiny. It takes very special people to take on these challenges
May is National Foster Care month; and several local agen-
cies helped acknowledge the tremendous work that foster par-
ents do by hosting a Foster Family Fun Day on May 14th.
In order to make our Fun Day a success, many local busi-
nesses sponsored the event. We would like to say thank you to
the following sponsors:
Comcast, Julie's Place, Beach Realty Gulf Coast, Dollar
General, Fun Machine Rentals, Red Lobster, Movies at Gover-
nors Square, Marshall's, Applebee's, Ultimate Sound and Light,
Smoky Bones, Pizza Hut, Publix, TCC, Bed Bath & Beyond, B.
Merrell's, The Original Italian Pie, Lifeway Bookstore,
Howdy's Rent-A-Toilet, The Scrapbook Market, Wakulla Bank
and Movie Gallery.
This month, please remember that there are people in our
community with the strength, heart, and fortitude to be foster
parents everyday. Ifyou know anyone who is currently or was
previously a foster parent, please take the time this month to let
them know that you appreciate their efforts in caring for our
community's most vulnerable citizens.
Ms. Frisby-Moore is a Licensing and Recruiting Coordina-
tor for Camelot Community Care, Inc. If you are interested in
foster care in the Tri-County area, please call her at (850) 948-
Buckle Up This
Last year 2,105 Floridians were killed in motor vehicle
crashes across the Sunshine state. That's nearly 6 people a day
,or the equivalent to 13 times the number of people who were
killed in the 1995 Murrah Federal building bombing in Okla-
homa City. Florida law enforcement will not sit by idly and let
this trend continue.
With Memorial Day rapidly approaching, Florida law en-
forcement officials statewide are making final arrangements to
launch Click It or Ticket, the safety belt enforcement wave.
From May 23 through June 5, 2005, law enforcement agencies
across the state will show zero tolerance for unbuckled mo-
Sometimes the fear of getting a traffic ticket is the only rea-
son that someone will use their safety belt. That's why the City
of Madison Police Department along with agencies throughout
Florida and across the country are working together in an effort
to get motorist to buckle up. During this time, officers will ag-
gressively ticket unbelted drivers and passengers. High-visibil-
ity enforcement has proven effective in increasing safety belt
In 2004, this effort helped increase Florida's safety belt use
rate to an all time high of 76.3 percent. The combination of ac-
tive law enforcement, high-profile publicity, and the advocacy
and promotion by public and
private groups continues to be
an extremely effective means
for increasing safety belt use ,
and saving lives across the
Although more. people
than ever are buckling up in
Florida, this still leaves about
4 million people that are at Ml
high risk of dying in a motor
vehicle crash;just because they
do not buckle up. Teenagers,
young adults, pickup truck oc.-
cupants, and those living in
rural areas have the highest
risk for death in a crash be-
cause of low safety belt use.
From an enforcement per-
spective, officers would rather
write someone a' ticket than
find that same person dead or
critically injured because he or
she wasn't properly restrained
in a crash.
Please, use your safety
belt every trip, every time -
and make sure all passengers M
are buckled up because if you
don't click it you will get a
Chief of Police
To The Class of 2005:
Hands That Matter
Well, let's see now. You who'are graduating today stand (for
the moment) as the pride and joy of Madison County High
School. You shine. You want to know why? Because of your
I don't remember when I've seen a class that has, collec-
tively and individually, reached out those hands of assistance in
such numbers and in such a variety of ways. My dear Elizabeth,
how you have helped me and others in many roles. Jeremy, I
want to purchase the first copy of your book of poems, whenev-
er you publish. Precious Krystal, your steady work and mar-
velous ideas have meant so much to so many. Morgan, how did
you have, the energy to keep the SGA afloat? Josh, your work
helped our Success Team achieve our assignments. Arturo and
Will, what a difference you make with your music. Let's jam,
The majority of you have given hours in common ity service
and volunteer work. You have assisted teachers at the end of the
day. You have done those little acts like picking up paper on the
floor and putting it in the trash. For the most part, you have tak-
en St. Paul's advice to his protege Timothy: "Do not let people
despise you just because of your south."
Where % ill this world be in twenty years? With \ou m it. do-
ing your helpful thing and getting involved in ihat matters. I be-
lieve it \\ill be in better shape. Your sensilte and caring influ-
ence will improve the condition of the Third Rock. The poem I
have w rinen for \ou reflects my sincere belief in you and all you
The Reaching Hand
What would make a difference here?? A smile, a word, a
Then let me take the lime to show' that sharing turns a bud
I may not have a iweailth to, give, nor comprehend grtat
schools of thought,
But I can soothe somee stranger's pain suffered in battles he
'A man's reach should exceed his grasp" can be my motto
true, "' '.
So I extend a helping hand to lead a sad heart through.
I strive to touch, a soul that 's lost, to paint a giy sk-' blue,
To lead a wandering heart to love, and to hold ent m ,ine irue.
I sense the needs, around my home and in society;,
And know that kindness and concern can start deep down in
Should I expect to change the world with expeditions grand?
No,. but riches wait held in my caring, reaching hand.
Make a difference wherever you go, whatever you do. I'll be
watching because I love you.
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"With Memorial Day coming up-what does it
mean to you and how do you celebrate?"
"I hang out with the family
"I celebrate it by working, and have a good time. We
because Movie Gallery is usually have a big cook-out
'pen 365-days out of the and a bunch of people show-
yearn. up from as far away as Jack- -
Dallas Choice Thea Killings
"I give the honoraria's their "My brother is a Vet, my ex-
due respect. The family and I husband a Vet, my daughter
is in the Army and my son is
like to. Bar-B-Que., and in- in the Army and my son is
vite other members of the in the Air Force. So, need-
vite other members of the ls te
community." less to say, we observe
Memorial Day." '
Mario Peralta Phill Castelucci
"I usually get together with "I wish I had a really good
friends and we have a Bar-b- answer, but I will probably
Que., play some outdoor ac- celebrate it by mowing the
tivities and just have fun." yard."
This Monday is Memorial Day. For some, it is a day off, a
time to relax, perhaps fire up the backyard grill. Some people
might work around the house. Others may watch a baseball
game. Still others will tune in to one of those all-day, seemingly
.endless, cable TV marathons of old war movies or detective
shows. There may even be a parade somewhere.
Banks and government offices will be closed. Many other
places will not. It makes for a great three-day weekend if you are
off from work. I have even been known to throw something on
the grill during this time.'
Where did this late-May, Monday holiday come from? Is it
just the unofficial beginning o summer, which "really" starts,
June 21? Whose memorial is it? We know about Christmas,
Thanksgiving, 4th of July,"and I can figure out New'Years, but
A little bit of history is in order. 'Thilda 'briginally
called Decoration Day. It is a day of remembrance for those who
have died in our nation's service. It is one of those American
holidays. Many stories abound about the actual beginnings of
the observance. More than two dozen American towns claim .to
have been the first to observe this day.
A Confederate Memorial Day was established just after the
Civil War and several states still have this additional observance.
.Most states observing Confederate Memorial Day do so on April
Former Union General John A. Logan proclaimed a day to
honor Civil War dead as early as 1868. He was commander of a
veterans' organization known as the Grand Army of the Repub-
lic. At that first observance, flowers were placed on the graves
at Arlington both Union and Confederate. New York became
the first state to make it an official holiday.
After World War I, the holiday changed from a time of hon-
oring those who died in the great civil conflict to honoring
Americans who. died fighting in all of the country's wars.
In the early years of the twentieth century, a lady named
Monica Michael came up with the idea of wearing red poppies
on Memorial Day to honor the fallen. She was thee first to wear
one and sold them to her friends and co-workers. She used the
money to help servicemen in need. In 1922 the VFW became the
first veterans' organization to sell poppies nationally.
Most people have forgotten or have never, known what the
day is about.
Some help us remember. Since the 1950s,,the 1,200 soldiers
of the 3rd U. S. Infantry have placed small American flags by
each of the 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery
just before Memorial Day. Then, they stay on patrol for 24 hours
a day during the weekend, to make sure that each flag remains
And at the Civil War battlefields of Fredericksburg and
Spotsylvania, also in Virginia, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
place a candle at each of the 15,300 graves.
It is a day for remembering.
Those who have died in this country's wars have not asked
for much. They have been given little plots of ground in France
and Belgium, and the islands of the Pacific, and in our own na-
Men and women who sacrificed their lives may have lived
and died in the 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, or in our own century. But
they should be remembered. We can pause for this one day at
Patrick Henry stood to speak at the gathering in the old
Richmond church. He spoke his piece and closed with ... "I
know not what course others make take, but as for me, give me
liberty, or give me death."
They are stirring words, recorded and passed down to us.
There is no life on earth better than that of free men. I cannot
imagine dreading a secret police knock on the door at midnight,
a checkpoint to show papers every few miles, getting in trouble
for gathering with friends, or being told I must attend an "offi-
In addition to remembering, we can honor those who have
died by being good citizens, protecting the rights we have, elect-
ing and supporting good people, and obeying the law.
In the Bible, Romans 13:1-4, we are told of our duty to obey
the government. Verse 4 says, "The authorities are sent by God
to help you."
Memorial Day ....it's a good idea.
Man Arrested For Obstruction Of
Justice And Disorderly Conduct
A man was arrested for
obstruction of justice, disor-
derly conduct, habitually dri-
ving while license was sus-
pended and improper parking
on Sunday, May 22.
According to a Madison
Police Department report, Pa-
trolman Joel Oquendo con-
ducted a traffic stop on Jimmy
Lewis Ghent for parking on
the roadway. When Oquendo
made contact with him, Ghent
handed Oquendo a Florida
After Oquendo ran the ID
through dispatch, information
indicated that Ghent's license
Oquendo arrested Ghent,
who began making racial re-
marks and cursing, saying the
only reason he was being tak-
en to jail was because he was
black. Oquendo placed Ghent,
who continued using profani-
ty, inside the patrol vehicle,
and transported him to the
Madison County Jail.
Jimmy Lewis Ghent
At the jail, Oquendo
learned that Ghent was a ha-
bitual traffic offender. He
asked Ghent for his correct
address, since the old one was
out-of-date. Ghent responded
that he didn't want to, hear
what Oquendo had to say to
Oquendo explained that
he needed the address for the
citation he was writing.
Ghent continued to curse
Resisting an officer without
violence, trespass after warn-
Richard Scott Vierling--
Douglas Duane Doty--
Karl Michael Miller--
Aggravated assault, trespass
Rodrick Maurice Butler-
James William Corbin--
William Floyd Umphe-
nour--Battery (touch or
Bruce Leland Feather--
James Allen Hall III--
Fleeing or attempting to
Derrick Terricus Jordan-
-Possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell,
resisting an officer with vio-
Marcus Leonard Wil-
son--Order revoking bond or
Jason Kenneth Adams--
Battery (touch or strike)
David James Fennema--
DWLSR or cancelled, failure
to stop for ;I'p ii'," VOP
Leonard Randy Hub-
(more than four months)
Jimmy Lewis Ghent--
DWLSR or cancelled, disor-
derly conduct, obstruction by
Jimmie Lee Aikens--Out
of county warrant, worthless
theft, VOP (circuit)
Jimmy Lewis Ghent--'.
William Lewis Bevel--
DWLSR or cancelled
Joe Oscar Williams--
DWLSR or cancelled
Benjamin Seymour, Jr.--
Failure to appear (arraign-
Henry James White--As-
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REDUCE YOUR RISK
Every 20 seconds, osteoporosis causes a fracture. The Na-
tional Osteoporosis Foundation once again has launched .heir
yearly campaign to raise public awareness of this debilitati4g
disease. It is estimated that osteoporosis is responsible forep-
proximately 700,000 vertebral fractures and 250,000 wrist' Frc-
tures each year.
Osteoporosis occurs when bones become thin and weh6kdn.
Although it is preventable for most people, the risk factqpsre
age, gender, family history, race and bone structure. Old.er'to-
ple often experience a loss of bone density, women hlve-.eIss
bone tissue and lose bone more rapidly than men. If osteoppro-
sis runs in your family, you are more at risk. CaucasiannAd
Asian women are more at risk, African American and Hispsnic
women, however are also at risk.
You may think bones are solid as steel and set.for lif:, 'To
the contrary, bone is living tissue needing proper nutriti't"to
stay healthy. Building strong bones can be your best ,def6'se
against developing osteoporosis. The first step is getting ha,bl-
anced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Other lifestyle hfifbits
include exercise, eliminating smoking and alcohol.
Dietary Factors Calcium plays an important roleinpain-
taining healthy bones.. Be sure to get calcium-rich foods,ian your
diet each day. Low fat dairy foods are an excellent source of cal-
cium, consume three servings each day. Dark leafy greens'.Jnd
broccoli are considered a good source of calcium, so eat .1iem
often. In recent years, more food products have been fortified
with calcium such as orange juice and cereal. You need to, read
the food labels to determine if the product is fortified.,
A great way to add extra calcium to your meals at home-is
to add nonfat powdered dry milk to food you prepare pud&dig.
bread, muffins, soups and even meatloaf can get a calcium
boost. A single tablespoon of nonfat powdered dry milk.addg352
mg. of calcium and 2 4 tablespoons can be added .to, iost
V vitamin D works with calcium to maintain healthy bohesi.It
actually helps your body absorb calcium. Think of it as a key
that unlocks the door to allow calcium into your. bones. DaiW
foods are fortified with vitamin D, other foods include elg_
yolks, saltwater fish and liver. Your body manufactures its pyn
vitamin D when you are in direct sunlight. Usually 10 to 15
minutes exposure of hands and arms several times a % eek is ad-
Exercise Like muscles, bones respond to exercise -
coming stronger. A lack of exercise, particularly as ou get old-
er,-may contribute to low bone mass. Weight bearing -ex-
ercise like walking, jogging, stair climbing and dancing--ill
help strengthen bones. Weight lifting also works to build..bolh
bone and muscle. Before you start an exercise program, consult
The National Osteoporosis Foundation also recommends a
bone mineral density test (BMD). This measures the depijty pf
your bones and will determine whether you need medicatfin. to
help reduce bone loss. Since osteoporosis develops undetected
over time, early diagnosis is important.
It is never too early to take steps to prevent osteoporosis.
Get enough calcium rich foods and include exercise ajpart pf
your daily routine will go a long way to help you maintain
With buckets in hand; walking out through the fields 4,d
woods, we were hunting for blackberry patches and briars We
were on a mission to find as many as we could. Blackberries
were in season and it was time to gather the fresh fruit for gralil-
mother's canning. This was a family duty every year and every-
one looked forward to this farm chore. 1,
The sun was shining brightly and the ripened blackberihes
shone among the thorns and bushes beckoning us to come: pck
them. Sometimes it was hard getting to the berries up high olin
the middle of the bushes. It required some scratches from- the
thorns, a sacrifice made to get the best berries.
We were also told to keep a watchful eye out for snal4is.
Snakes would eat the berries too. Rattlesnakes were very com-
mon in that area and so we were extra careful where we walled
and looked before we put our hand out to pick berries. ':
Sometimes the temptation of eating the berries was' oo
much for us and we would start eating almost as much -as-~'e
were putting into the buckets. The black stain of the berries
would appear on our teeth if we ate too many, and for some: of
us a hurting stomach later. ;
At day's end, all our buckets would be full and we would
present them to our grandmother. We would stand before her
and she would ask us to smile, and of course she would giggle
as she saw our blackened teeth. We made sure that we gathered
as many berries as we had eaten. At days end and sitting aroutiAd
the large dinner table, grandmother would have bakledius a
It took a few days for the black stain to come off our teeth,
but we loved eating those blackberries anyway. The th6ab
scratches would heal up and go away.
Our hard work paid off and all during the winter, our grand-
mother would provide us with blackberry jam or pies.
Today, we just buy a jar in the grocery store; but no pur-
chased blackberry jam or jelly will ever taste as good as i.iy
Friday, May 27, 2005
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
S E C URIIY SYS j
Friday, May 27, 2005
4A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder AROUND MIMADIS ON COUNTY
Sunni Mays Wins First Place
In Denny's Coloring Contest
Serving Madison For Over 40 Years
Haire Furniture mainly sells Jamison bedding sets, La-Z-Boy re-
cliners and England sofas. (Greene Publishing, Inc. photo by Bill Mc-
Crea May 10, 2005)
By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"I've worked off and on here since I was a kid. In 1998, I started here
full-time and then took over as general manager in 2004," said Wesley
Haire about the furniture legacy that proceeds back to his father in the ear-
ly 60's, when the store first opened.
Wesley's grandfather, Elmer, purchased the.building from his uncle
who was the proprietor of Dunn Furniture, which began in 1947. His
grandfather then purchased the business from Dunn in the early 60's.
Haire Furniture mainly sells Jamison bedding sets, La-Z-Boy recliners
and England sofas is located on 953 South Range Street.
"We don't sell too many bookcases or dressers, so I try and stay cen-
tered on selling mostly bedding sets and recliners," said Haire.
Haire Furniture is willing to strike a deal, and when asked about hav-
ing any specials, Haire remarked, "Everything is on special, if you have
Wesley's father, Gary, occasionally stops by the store, but has left the
operation of the business to Wesley.
"He stops in sometimes and helps me out a little bit," said Haire,
Haire Furniture has a free delivery policy upon purchase. For more in-
foinnation,. call WesleN Haire at 973-2340.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 5A,
S' never would have died.
G ,,,watched you while
.-nd knew you had
HLh tenderly closed your
Aitl took you in His care.
lIn lite'we loved you dearly, W
- idc tath we love you still,
In our hearts we
hold a place
No one can ever fill.
It broke our hearts to ..
Biut you did not go alone,
L pairt of us went with you
i /- day God called you home.
Your precious memory is our keepsake
With which we will never part
God has you safely in His keeping,
But we have you forever in our hearts.
We miss you,
the rest of the family
Restaurant in Perry at 11:30
a.m. with lunch and fellow-
The June meeting of the-
55 Plus Club will be held at
United Methodist Cooperative.
Ministries at 12:00 noon. The
55 Plus Club is for anyone in
thie tonununiiuity 55 eais old
and older. The program fol-'
lows the- luncheon, and is
planned with seniors in mind.
There are no costs of any kind
and no reservations are neces-
sary for the luncheon.
Doers Club Diabetes Sup-
port Group will meet from
12:30 1 p.m. at the Madison
Senior Citizens Center. There
is no cost and all participant
materials are prove ided to you
for free. Timely diabetes infor-
mation will be presented. Net-
work with, other diabetics and
Doers Chib Diabetes Sup-
port 'Group will meet from 11
to 11:30 a.m. in the 'Large
Conference room of the Madi-
son County Health Depart-
ment, 800 Third Street,' Madi-
son. Please check: in at the
front desk. There is no cost
and all participant materials
are provided to you for free.
Timely diabetes information.
will be .presented. Network
with other diabetics and share
Singles Partm, 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 Beach
Ball Party. Dance lessons at 8
p.m., DJ plays country, oldies,
andd luck fitli, S 30 p.m. Funi
mixers .and karaoke. $8 ad-
mission includes food and
drink;s.- For more info, call
June 1 12
Floridians can save while
preparing themselves for the
20,05 hurricane season. Flori-
da's hurricane Preparedness
Sales Tax Exemption will al-
low individuals and families
an opportunity to purchase
certain disaster preparedness
supplies without paying sales
Free gospel concert every
1st Friday of the month at the
Lee Worship Center, 398 Mag-
nolia Dr., in Lee at 7:30 p.m.
Open Mike, so any groups,
singers, or pickers interested
in performing on the show,
please contact Allen and Bren-
da McCormick at. 850-971-
4135 after 6 p.m. A free will
love offering will be taken for
the expenses of the singe and
to benefit 'the building fund.
Sirmans School Reunion
will be held at the Chaparral
A million times we've needed you
A million times we've cried,
If love alone would have
rather than waiting until a hur-
ricane veers toward Florida
and supplies are more limited.
Generators are already in
tailers and other stores %worry
that consumers ,won't under-
stand the limited scope of the
structed Pugh to meet with
school district officials to as-
certain when the hospital
would ha\e to make the regu-
lar annual pay ment on the
proper t\ and the end-of-con-
tract balloon pay ment.
Members Oscar Brennan
and Tom Stone said that the
possible sale might hinge on
the board's decision about
whether r MCMNH will become
a critical access hospital or re-
main in its present role. The
move ,would mean a decrease
in. the number of beds and
would require contracts with
other area hospitals to accept
MCMH patients once they
were no longer critical. The
change would also require a
large financial cushion to pay
salaries and costs during the
transition. Chief Finance Offi-
cer Deena Hames said that the
hospital does not at present
have funds to meet those
A further consideration
included information from
META. a hospital-construc-
tion o ersight company. A re-
/. Flashlights and other
portable light sources up to
Managers of hardware
stores and home-improvement
centers saud the. hope the tax
holiday will spur residents to
buy supplies in early June
states and other major state
roads throughout the four-daN
holiday penod. This strateg\
is intended to increase the Pa-
trol's presence on major aner-
sixth graders scored at least a
Level 3 on the reading part of
the FCAT. Only 25 percent
scored a Level 3 or higher on
the math portion.
Thirty-nine .percent of
seventh graders scored a Lev-
el 3 or higher on the reading
part of the FCAT. Thirty-two
percent of them scored a Le.-:
el 3 or higher on the math
Onl 29 percent of eighth
graders scored a Le\el 3 or
higher on the reading portion
of the FCAT. Thirty-nine per-
cent scored a Level 3 or high-
er on the math portion. The
"mean combined writing score
for eighth graders was 3.3.
Only 22 percent of ninth
graders scored a Level 3 or
better on the reading part of
the FCAT. Thirty-six percent
scored a Level 3 or batter on
the math portion.
A mere 18 percent of
tenth graders scored :a Level 3
or higher on the reading part
of the FCAT, while 38 percent
scored a Level 3 or higher on
the math part. Tenth graders
had a mean combined w writing
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ies throughout Florida in an
effort to deter traffic % iolators.
and also to provide enhanced
serv ice to motorists \\ho break
dow n w while traveling or need
score of 3.2.
The Madison County
School Board's Student Pro-
gression Plan allow s for the
school district to retain stu-
dents in grades four through
eight \vho do not make at
least a Level 2 on the reading
or math portions of the
FCAT, regardless of the
other t) pes of assistance.
Motorists are reminded to
use their cellular phones w ise-
I3 and safely. FHP urges 'all
drivers to call IFHP (*347) to
grades that they make in
school. Madison County
joins other counties through-
out the state \\ho had earlier
implemented the mandatory
retention plan. -
The state only requires
third graders w\ho do not
make a Level 3 or higher to
tax holiday. For instance, gen-
erators are only tax-free up to
$750. The largest units can run
Retailers said the expect-
ed increase in sales ill more
than make up for the inconme-
nience of reprogranuning cash
registers to not charge tax on
cent presentation by a META
representative said that, if
hired. the company Nwould as-
sist in finding funds for con-
struction. The board is also an-
ticipating funding through
state and other avenues.
The board agreed to make
a final decision on critical-ac-
cess at the June meeting so
that the related issues can be
resolved in a timely manner.
In other business, the
board elected Faye Todd as
chairman and Joseph as \ice-
chair. Both were chosen by
Eat a small meal, Lucille
"Staying active has done a lot for me. Best of all, it was simple.
I started doing small things like using the stairs and taking walks
during my lunch break. When eating meals I began making healthy
food choices and controlling my portion sizes. Because diabetes runs
in my family, I know that it is important for me to take control of
my health. Now I'm on a roll to preventing type 2 diabetes! I feel
like a new woman and I have more energy for my granddaughter.
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Sale Starts May 23
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Group Diabetes Classes
Call the Madison County Health Department to register:
973-5000, extension 112
Doers Club Diabetes Support Groups
Monthly meetings -
Call Madison County Health Department for more information
at 973-5000 extension 101
Individual Diabetes Counseling
Contact your doctor for a referral to the Madison County Health Department:
* Call the Madison County Health Department for more information at 973-50O00
Take Your First Step Today. For more information
about diabetes prevention, call 1-800-438-5383 and ask
for,"More Than 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes"
"Funding provided by the Florida Department of Health'sg rewards
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and the center puvntwets~aht iee
for Disease Prevention and Control." www.ndep.nih.gov
A meoalge from the Natlooal Diabetes Education Program, sponsored by the Natlonal Institutes of health and the Coters for Disose oContr o nd sl"oPrve"na
Cont'd fi.6hi .
certain items. "
"We are convinced the sales-
tax holidays generate so moupt
economic activity that it do~is-
n't have any impact on saes,
tax collections." said Bill He:'
rle. a vice president of thi
Florida Retail Federation, ;t.
vote of acclamation. Margie
Foust was seated as the n'l:
member of the board. giving
the trustees a full slate.
Pugh announced that thC
hospital would have to move-
its parking and storage frorq
the property across from t.iE.
main entrance, since that lbot
has been sold. Kin JohnsorC
the former owner, offered 'i
assist w ith finding other prop,>.
ertv for MCMH use. ..'
Hames reported that th&.-
hospital is continuing to-sho.
report aggressive and/or d .i
drivers, or if they need assiS-
tance on the road. Motorists
needing emergency medical
services should dial 911.
N e. i 1;
6A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
They may not have known us, but they fought for us. They
fought for our freedoms. They fought for our rights.
Memorial Day is the perfect time to pay your respects to the
soldiers who fought and died for you and your country.
Come join us as the community unites to honor and thank our
.Sch6ol boardd Mlrhbert
. :District4 4
School Board Member
& Jefferson Counties
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Friday, May 27, 2005
Memorial Day, Originally Called Decoration Day,
Is A Day of Remembrance For Those Who Have Died In Our Nation's Service
There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with
over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the
birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that or-
ganized women's groups in the South were decorating graves
before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867,
"Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet
carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are
Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead." While Wa-
terloo, N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memo-
rial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's dif-
ficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more
likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those
towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people
to honor the war dead in the 1860's tapped into the general
human need to honor our dead; each contributed honorably to
the growing movement that culminated in Gen. Logan giving
his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was
the very first,.what is important is that Memorial Day was es-
tablished. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about
reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those
who gave their all.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5,
1868, by General John Logan, national commander of the
Grand Army of' the Republic, in his General Order No. 11,
and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were
placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at
Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially rec-
ognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890, it was
recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to
acknowledge the day, honoring their dead 'on separate days
until after World War I (when the holiday changed from hon-
oring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honor-.
ing Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now cel&e.
brated in almost every State on the last Monday in Mavy
(passed'by Congress with the National Holiday'Act of 1971 -
to ensure' a three day weekend for Federal holidays), Ehough "'
several southern states have an additional separate day for ~fi
honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas,.
April 26 in Alabama, Floridj. Georgia, and Misis ippi: May ,
10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson. Da\ is' birthday I.
in Louisiana and Tennessee.
In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields.' 5
Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
We cherish too, the Poppy rd
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to tilc 'kic
That blood of heroes never dics*
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Recalls Tragedy Of The Tjisdane
B\ Jacob Bembr\
GrcntL Pubhi dhin,. Inc.
F"Four n'en. Four different countries. Four dif-
ter-nIt ...!- ii- T ,.:., all died together that day
;..? fighting for a common cause."
Harrm Hitch recalls the moment near the end
of world d War II in 1945 when the ship he was on
came under fire b\ four Japanese aircraft. De-
stro\er's that \ere protecting the ship shot down
the fir't two plane,. Gunners on board the Tjis-
Sdanc shot doMni the third plane.
The fourth plane. however, headed straight for
the starboard side of the ship, as every gun on that
.side w as firing at him.
S"The pilot of that plane was dead," Hitch, who
..: 'as a .ignjalman on the ship that was ported at le
Shema. an island just off Okinawa, said. "We
could see him." '
The t\\ o men in the port gun tub were killed as
the plane hit the ship. causing a giant boom to fall. .
S"The tio men in that gun tub didn't have a. i'
chance to fire a shot," Hitch recalled. Harry Hitch sut
""If they had fired over the port the Tjisdane. (Gree
side, they would have been Photo by Jacob Ben
hitting our guys on the star-
The gunner in the ship was an American of Irish
descent. He was a Catholic and a proud member of the
U S. Navy.
The fellow loading the gun was the cook on board, Hitch
said. He was Jewish and had escaped from Hitler's holo-
.aust in Germany. He had volunteered with the U.S. Army,
oping to fight against the Axis powers in Europe, but he
had been sent to the Asian war'theater instead. He had a
wife and four children at home, awaiting his return from the
Two other crewmembers on the Tjisdane were killed
..f that day. One was a Muslim and the other was a Hindu.
As the Japanese ships attacked, the loader in the star-
board gun tub jumped 20 feet from the gun tub to the deck
below. He was injured in the jump, but his life was spared.
The gunner kept firing at the Japanese plane, as it keep
coming towards the Tjisdane.
"The plane just missed him as he fired overhead," Hitch said. "He
didn't give up. He just kept firing."
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Hitch said somberly, "That's what I call a hero."
The Tjisdane itself, like three of the military he-
roes, was also from a country other than America.
The captain of the ship had diverted the ship from
Holland and landed in an American port %%ith the
proclamation, "I'm at your service."
When asked what he thought of when he saw
the planes comiiin in, he said, "There's not a
whole lot that goes through your mind at a time
like that. If you're in a gun position, you do your
job. As a signalman, I didn't have anything to do,.
except stand there with' my mouth open. I thought
many a time after that how easily I could have got-..
ten killed. I didn't think about it then. It wasn't un-
til later that I got down on my knees and s*,
Hitch said one thought that goes through your
mind at a time like that is saying to your gunners,
"Get 'em, boys. Get 'em."
The four people killed in the Tjisdane tragedy
were buried on the island, just four graves down
from legendary World War II news correspondent.
Ernie Pyle on the tiny island of Ie Shema.
Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware,
Hitch joined the Navy when he was 17. He was-,
medically discharged from the military when he was 20. He is the first
person from Delaware to graduate from high school under the GI Bill;
Hitch said his medical problem was because of a respiratory problem,
instead of a wound, although he had beeA wounded during his time in the
service. He was hit by shrapnel once. The shrapnel went up his left leg"
and angled across to his right shoulder.
"There were 20 pieces of shrapnel," Hitch said, "but they were all
real small. They took me to a hospital ship, where they told me it would
do me more damage taking the shrapnel out."
Hitch said that except for three pieces that came out on their own, the.
rest of the shrapnel is still in there.
"It's never given me any problems," he said.
After the service, Hitch was married and moved to Ocean City, Mary-
land and then to Ft. Myers, before retiring to the Cherry Lake area two
Hitch said that he loves Madison County.
"It's quiet and peaceful," he said.
Hitch said that he and his wife were "absolutely amazed" when he
walked into a local drugstore and saw a soda fountain in there.
"I hope they never take the fountain out of that drugstore," he noted.
Joe Boyles Speaks At Kiwanis Lunch About the
By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Veteran of the Vietnam
War and retired Air. Force
Colonel Joe Boyles spoke at
the Kiwanis lunch Thursday,
May 19 at the Extension Of-
fice. Boyles served five tours
in Vietnam as a fighter pilot,
and was involved in 12 assign-
ments over a 27-year long ca-
reer in the military.
"Today, I want to talk
about a serious subject, more
specifically about Memorial
Day and when I do that I want
to make sure that everybody
understands the context in
which I'm speaking. When we
use the term Memorial, we're
talking about people dying. It
goes back to ,the first obser-
vance in 1868 following the
War Between the States, re-
membering the mass causali-
ties of that war," said Boyles.
Boyles stressed that the
causalities escalated from
there, as the numbers grew in
the 20th Century during both
World Wars. Although the
death rate was lower in Viet-
nam, Boyles experienced the
horrors of war and buried
many of his friends, some who
were not involved in combat
missions, but during training
"The message today is
that war is a dangerous busi-
ness. And, make no mistake
about this, while training for
war in the 27 years I've been
in the Air Force, I've seen a lot
of my friends killed during
training ops, not flying in
combat. In fact, over in Iraq
today, about 20% of the deaths
that the total bat-
tle deaths'for all
nel in all the bat-
tles fought since
ary War is 1.2
can lives, and
"Freedom is not
Importance Of Memorial Day I
-' 'Kianis Club
Joe Bo les.
i right.) who a
S spoke on the.
".'I Greene Pub-
Photo by Bill
. 19. 2005)
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Friday, May 27, 2005
8A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder AROUND MADISON COUNTY
HUMANE SOCIETY HOLDS SPRING FLING
By. Jacob Bembry
Gfeene Publishing, Inc.
The Suwannee Valley Hu-
mine Society held its Spring
Fffng on Saturday. May 14,
frqm 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the animal shelter, located on
Bisbee Loop in Lee.
Each year, the Humane
Society hosts an open house
event to thank those who have
supported their efforts and to
invite members of the commu-
nity to see the shelter and meet
their staff. The animal shelter
sits on a 21-acre parcel of land
and is home to two thrift
stores, a plant nursery, a dog
park and a pet cemetery, with
everything run by volunteers.
The event featured a big
yard sale and plant sale. Free
food, drinks and gifts were
given to those who attended.
The adoption fee for ani-
mals at the shelter is $45. All
dogs and cats have been
spayed and neutered and have
had rabies shots. They are
wormed monthly. The dog
are checked for heart orm
and the cats are checked for
For more information.
please call 971-9904 or 1-S66-
Ronald Gale. left, and Kay McCash. right, stand outside
onw of the thrift shops at the anipnal shelter. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry. May 14. 20051
Diana Schwartz is pictured in front of clothing at the
Humane Society's clothing and book thrift store. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, May 14, 2005)
Barbara Fink is pictured with \Whiskers. %\hiskers has
been adopted at the Suwannee Valle3 Humane Society.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo b. .Jacob Bembr), May 14.
Bob and Jeanne Wittman are caught on camera visiting
tile Spring Fling. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob
Bembry, May 14, 2005)
\ith local law enforcement to
distribute a total of 1,105,500
free gunlocks in Florida as part of
the national Project ChildSafe
(PCS) initiative. PCS reminds
gun owners to take steps to pre-
vent a loaded gun from falling
into the hands of a child, thereby
preventing tragic accidents.
The National safety tour vis-
its Madison County to distribute
free cable-style gunlocks and ed-
ucational materials to local law
enforcement as part of the Pro-
ject ChildSafe program. They
will be stopping at the Madison
Police Department on Saturday,
Ma) 14, 200-5 at 1 ).m.
Phase two of Project Child-
Safe is funded by two grants
from the U.S. Department of Jus-
tice that total $30 million. These
two grants will fund the program
from September 1, 2004, through
August 31, 2005. Phase one of
Project ChildSafe was funded by
a $50 million U.S. Department of
Justice grant. Florida received
655,500 free gunlocks in 2004.
The current campaign will
distribute over 12 million free
firearms safety kits and follows.
the successful Phase One distrib-
ution of 20 million firearm safety
Evelyn Hunter. Shirley Tegro and Marion Knox are pic-
, "'ured at the plaiit sale during the Spring Fling. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Beinbry. Ma 14, 2005)
Will Poole, left, visits with Fred and Patsy Witt during
the Humane Society's Spring Fling. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jacob Bembry, May 14, 2005)
Project ChiildSafe To Promote
ftrearm Safety Tn The Home
_ The National .. shooting
Sports Foundation has partnered
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tiltes "'There continues to be a
,icniticatr deniand for firearm
safety educanon across America
and we are pleased that Project
ChildSafe is able to meet that de-
mand with million of additional
free firearms safety kits," said
Doug Painter, president of the
National Shooting Sports Foun-
dation. "We are continuing to re-
mind gun owners that their most
important responsibility is to
know how to safely handle and
properly store their firearms in
For further information,
please visit the Web site at
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B) Mike Moore
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It is time to begin thinking
about and planning .for those
Children entering kinder-
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Friday, May 27, 2005 CHURCH
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder-9A,
t May 30 June 3
C St. John's Baptist Church, 5905 NW
i *Lovett Rd, Greenville; 6 to 9 p.m., sup-
y J daCCIOIO ja per provided at 6 p.m.; "Ramblin' Road"
Trip Psalm 25:4 Which Way Do I Go?;
B artistt Transportation provided, call Ronnie
Ginn at 948-7431 for more information.
C huirch If you would like your church'
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Pearsons will appear
in concert Sunday, May 29, at
Macedonia Baptist Church.
The Pearsons are anointed
Southern gospel singers, who
share the message of Jesus
Christ through their music.
Becky Pearson is the group's
lead singer. Her husband,
Andy, who also sings lead on a
number of songs and is the
spokesman for the group, joins
her. Andy's twin sister, Candy
Ferguson, sings harmony.
The sing will begin at 6
Church is located on Highway
90 East, between the towns of
Lee and Madison.
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s Vacation Bible Sch,
By Nell Dobbs
May 27, 2005
In looking through lots of Daddy's old song books that had
gone through the fire, this dong I never heard brought a great
truth: "There's No Housing Shortage in Heaven." We thank
God for that over and over and are confident that since Jesus
went away to prepare a place for us. He will come again to re-
ceive us unto Himself that where. He is we also will be. Amen!
Sunday was super great with the Awana Program the many
children who have attended faithfully (two, Reese Rutherford
and Michelle Strickland, not missing a single meeting), have
learned over 200 or 300 Bible verses, two came to know the
Lord, Lizzie Frake and Taylor Copeland, and all have been tru-
ly blessed. Tom and Debbie Copeland presided, gave pins and
awards, thanked the many who helped in all ways, listening to
children say verses (Jack McLeod did not miss one night re-
gardless of what came up), teachers those who prepared meals,
those who cleaned up, Betty Jane Wilson and she offered special
prayers for her, those who helped in any way, in all ways and the
excitement of 3 Christian Bikers being there on one night.
Preacher announced that the vote to call Brad Clark as our
Student minister was positive and how important it is to have
him for now we are much in need of one. We've certainly
missed T.J. and Christy Green who labored faithfully while they
were with us and continue to pray form them Where they now la-
bor :. .
Fellowship Baptist Church, Sun 5
p.m. 8 p.m., Mon-Thurs. 6 p.m. 8 p.m.,
Family Night and closing, Thursday at
8:15 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
ool services listed. please call Kenty at 973 -4141.
I'd like to have heard Harry Roster Tuesday night at the
Thanks to the Friendship/Men's Sunday School classes for
,inviting its the Dorcas/Mary Martha Class to their Monday night
Beautiful flowers were placed in church Sunday by Bill and
Cindy Brown in honor of their children: Forrest, Mar) Alice,
and Teddy Brown; and Michael, Marci and Marissa Scanlon.
Special prayers for all of them.
Liane Wakefield sang, "It Is Well 'Elisha's Song'" and
Chancel Choir sang, "Old Fashioned Meeting." In night ser-
vice, Billy Luttrell sang," 'How Great Thou Art" and Preacher's-
message was from Acts 2:27 that in order to be saved we must,
repent of sins, have faith for forgiveness, be baptized, receive
the gift of the Hold Spirit, and live God-driven lives. He also.
told that after morning service he's said to a little Awana one,
"Give me a Bible verse?" "Which one? I know 200." Isn't that
thrilling!! So he said 2 Timoih\ 2:15 and asked who'd say it.
Rosalie Russell and Pearl Raines (great.Bible students) gave,
"Study to show thyself approt ed unto God, a worker that.
needeth not to ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth."
We still have many ill among us and pray for them. And we
five thanks David Smith is so much better and back home, also
that Inez Cason Was able to be in Morning church. Please pray
for Jesse who's to ha\ e hip surgery Tuesday, the 31st.
May the Lord bless us one and all always!
history, mankind ha.s
justified many wars in
My name. Such men
were more than arro-
1 Know this: I can
never condone brother
killing, brother. Since"
you are all My children, .
that is what war is. It
saddens Me to see it.
Yet, there are tiinueg
When it is necessary to0
defend against e\ il. It is "
when evil rears its head.
that ou must answer the'
call to arms.
How do you recog-
nize evil? Evil preys :
upon innocents. Evil:
murders for the sheer jov'.
of it Evil kills children
and innocent ciilians.
That is evil. If \ou allo\\ '
evil to go its .way, your'.,
own destruction isn't far
Once \ou \anquish.,.
evil, you must then re-
place it with good. You.
Must help those less for-
tunate and set them on a
good path the path td.
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BARBARA MEMORIAL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Rev. Robert Agner 973-4160
Wednesday Bible Study
h hT aini
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH
1505 East Base St., Madison FL. 32340
Pastor Rusty Bryan
Music Director Minnie Lee Newborn
I* I -fill _
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7-8:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper, 1st Wednesday 6-7:00 p.m.
Puppet Ministry, Sunday 6:00 p.m.
GROW Visitation, Monday 6:30 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
Jim Catron, 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 1230 AM
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 Harn
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
Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
United Methodist Women
Monday after 1st Sunday 7:30 p.m.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Multiple Weekly Bible Studies / Activities
"Connecting The Community With Christ"
To Have You Come And Visit Us.
771 NE Colin Kelly Hwy., Madison, FL.
Rev. Doyle Glass, Pastoi
Morning Worship 11:00
Evening Worship 6:00
Wednesday Night Service 7:00
MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
"A Friendly Church"
Cherry Lake, FL
Rev. Johnnie Merrick, Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
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
Morning Worship 11:00
Evening Worship 6:00
Wednesday Night Service 7:30
"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., 973-2428
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 BAPTIST CHURCH
303 Range St., Madison, FL.
Pastor Daniel Riggs
1' OA The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
MADISON COUNTY HISTORY
Friday, May 27, 2005
,* The iater to"er, called a standpipe. still stands in the heart of the City of Madison. The
'l Mike Moore belonging*- 4...t tpWrIt-y-. offi-
3tcE PiIlJ/'ni. ci.il, had mniovd '1rino th ieN.l -completed
\\ in there a .atier i>t. er on the Nladi- courthouse on November 4, 1881.
.n Count Courthouse la\n Ho\\ did it get The tow n had become incorporated by
Bere? Is it used for anything? When \%as it 1893. B\ 1895, the population of the Cit) of
.jilt'N Madison .\as 950. There were 13 brick stores
SThe water tower is of a srtxle called the in the town.
Standpipe." It "as built in 1894 as part of the The building of a public ater system was;
st public water supplN for the CitN of NMadi- important. At a council meeting on July 10,
,..Sn. Because of a past courthouse fire. the 1894. members issued 32 waterworks bonds in
` -t,'s main water storage structure \%as built the amount of $500 each, due 30 years from
Jose to the seat of go\ernnient. The citizens Ma\ 1. 1894 at 6% interest. The total amount
would not onlh ha\ e a good w ater si stem, but v as $16.000.
would be prepared for a fire. It w\as construct- Council members were: J. F. Lines, Presi-
on the courthouse property, a piece of land dent. L.A. Fraliegh, E.W. Irving, and 0. J.
Coleman. Member W. T. Davis.was absent.
11 I-year old structure is 100 feet high. iGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene)
A contract "\as signed with Paul .0. Her-
bert and James NI. Sapeyne from Hamilton
County, Tennessee for construction of the wa-
terworks. The'men were the chief partners of
the firm. Herbert and Sapeyne. Construction
cost was to be $13,700. This included the
pumping system, the standpipe for. storage,
and the water lines covering most of the cen-
tral part of town.
The standpipe rings were assembled and
then floated upwards on a raft or barge. After
the tower was completed, the raft was disas-
sembled and low ered to the ground with ropes.
There are t enty, of the fi- e-foot sections. -
Free water was furnished to consumers
until January 1, 1895 and then all users were
charged for their usage. .'-
The tower held 133.000 galln'Thf'er
when full, and is 100 feet high. It is no'w
empty and it is open at the top. Around 1983
or 1984, it %was disconnected from the city's
Toda), the cit('s water system serves
about 2,100 customers. This-includes resi-
dential and business users.
The Madison standpipe is believed to be
the only one still in existence in Florida. It
served the city's people well for man\ years.
-Thank you to, Elmer's Genealogy
Library for assistance in the prepara-
How Much Did
If you had lived in the City of Madison in 1895. how
Such would you have paid for water?
There was a complete ,schedule with different fees
'tfor different homes and businesses. All church parson-
Sages were to be furnished water, free of charge, and lat-
, er. the courthouse and the jail were added to the free wa-
. ter list.
t The prices were:
",Dwelling house. 1 to 3 rooms
Dwelling house. 4 to 5 rooms
Dwelling house. 6 to 8 rooms
!Dwelling house. 9 to 10 rooms
Dry goods store
:Barber shop with Bath (each tub)
,Livery stable. 1 to 12 horses
!Livery stable over 12 horses
:Hotels & Boarding Houses,
*Hotels & Boarding Houses,
^Hotels & Boarding Houses.
rHotels, each bathtub, extra
Apply for rates
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This old photograph shows how the county courthouse looked in 1896, soon after the construction of the standpipe.
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Madison Academy Fourth Graders Venture To Caverns
By Bill McCrea
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Tuesday May 17th, 18
fourth graders from Madison
Academy traveled by way of
Fantasy Bus to the Florida
Caverns in Marianna. The stu-
dents began their trip at 7:30
a.m. and returned at 3:30 p.m.
Teacher Janna Barrs, the stu-
dents and seven parent chaper-
ones were led through the mag-
nificent underground world.
As students weaved their
way through,the caverns, they
marveled at dazzling forma-
tions of stalactites, stalagmites,
soda straws, columns, rim-
stones, flowstones and
draperies. These fragile forma-
tions are composed of calcite, a
mineral dissolved from lime-
stone rock when surface water
containing carbonic acid perco-
lates through the rock into the
caves. As this mineral-charged
water encounters the air inside
the caves, layers of calcite are
ten take tens of
years, and even
humans can de-
stroy these deli-
affect a variety
of animals that
visit or dwell
voices or lights Enjoying
Sdisturb Rachael Web
Nlai 17, 2005
%4 4 1
the endangered gray bat, found
in some caves. If awakened
during the winter months, hi- ..:I
bernating bats expend valuable
energy which they otherwise .
need to survive. Caves inhabit-
ed by gray bats receive special
legal protection under the Fed-
eral Endangered, Species Act of
The Florida Caverns is the
only developed "tour cave" in
the park. Florida Park Service
permits are required to enter all
other caves in the park. SomeP
of the caves, which require per-
mits for entry, are open for sci-
entific research only.
Followifig their tour, stu-
dents enjoyed a walk through
the forest followed by a picnic
This field trip takes place
each year in conjunction with ".... .. ....
the Madison Academy's fourth The MNadison Academr fourth grade students are pictured in front of their Fantas) bus, after unloading, as the.) get ready
grade science project-a study to head up to the caverns. Back roi, left to right: Saba Akbar. Rachael lVebb, Kailee Morris. Taylor Hudson, Brooke Kinslel,
of rocks and minerals. Garrett Holman, Daryl Frith, and Daniel Hager. Front row, left to right: Audrey Wynn. Jake.Latner, Joshua Wood, Tres
Copeland, Colby Ingram, Josh Williams, Kaleb Wyche, Cody McDonald,yand Russell Fraleigh. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Emerald Kinsley, May 17, 2005)
The Florida Caverns offer excitement and awe to all who visit. Pictured stand-
the Florida Caverns and all its beauty are (left to right): Audrey Wynn, ing in front of some of the formations are left to right): Joshua 1Wood, Russell
bb, and Saba -. 1;E" '.f .: '' -hi.g. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, Fraoteih. .Josh .,UlInis, and Darvl Frith. (Grrene fublisiltlg. In. Photo by Emer-
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The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3B
Friday, May 27, 2005 SCHOOL
/High School Class
On Friday, May 13,
Madison Academy held its
piano recital at First Bap-
tist Church. Family and
friends were entertained by
ten students, first through
eighth grades, as they
played their selections.
In addition to the piano
pieces, two students per-
formed vocal solos. Fifth
grader, Taylor Money sang
"Shall We Dance" and
eighth grader, Ariel Blan-
ton sang "You Raise Me
Up." Debbie Gilbert, mu-
sic instructor at Madison
Academy, presented each
student with a certificate.
A special award was pre-
sented to Ariel Blanton for
her years of dedication and
At the conclusion of the
recital, guests were treated
to a reception. Gilbert has
taught music at Madison
Academy for 10 years. In
addition to teaching voice,
piano and chorus, students
in middle grades learn to
play hand chimes.
Applications are now
being accepted for enroll-
ment in the school for the
2005-2006 school year.
Call 973-2529 for further
Music students waiting to perform at recital are: front row, left to right, Amelia Blanton,
Zackery Peterson, Courtney Strickland, Sarah Baltzell and McKenzie Williamson; back row,
left to right, Ariel Blanton, Taylor Money, Abby Blanton, Sara Ashley and Taylor Hudson.
NFCC Pays Tribute To Congressman
Boyd's Support Of Green Industries
Congressman Allen ber 2003, the Institute has
Boyd was honored today served 523 students
with a tree planting cere- throughout the state and in-
mony hosted by North ternationally via profes-
Florida Community Col- sional development and
lege at the Green Industries college credit classes.
Institute for Profesional "We assist students
DL I.-I'pne.ntr in" Iynr, ce .c- *.1' I pe '-p.P rip_, fnr their
Slo., NFaI nriris- nZagtions. Afterwards.
G. Steen. Jr. recognized \te pro\ ide continuing edu-
Boyd for his assistance in cation courses in horticul-
securing funding for the ture that also have on site
Green Industries program training at the institute. We
over the past several years. take students to the compa-
Boyd was joined by his ny sites as well, and upon
wife, Cissy Boyd, Green request, offer on-line
Industries Institute Direc- courses," said Marty Frasi-
tor, Gale Allbritton. as well er, Administrative Assistant
as staff of NFCC and Green for, Green Industries Insti-
Industries during a recep- tute.
tion following the tree ded- The one-of-a-kind fa-
ication.- Also attending cility meets the educational
were the Superintendent of and training needs of horti-
Jefferson County Schools,. culture professionals
Phil Barker, and board through on-line, correspon-
members Beverly Sloan, dence courses, on-site
Fred Shofner, and Franklin classes and business site
Hightower. Fred Beshears workshops. The Institute is
represented the nursery in- endorsed by the Florida
dustry. The NFCC Chapter Nursery, Growers and
of the Florida Association Landscape Association, the
of Community Colleges Association of Professional
provided a plaque com- Landscape Designers, the
memorating the occasion. Professional Landcare Net-
Green Industries Insti- work and the International
tute is an educational part- Society, of Arboriculture as
nership between North a continuing education
Florida Community Col- provider.
lege, Florida A & M Uni- For .more information
versity, the University of about Green Industries In-
Florida and the nursery, stitute, call (850) 997-
landscape and arboricultur- 4088, or visit www.greenin-
al industries. Since Octo- dustries.org.
Pictured left to right: NFCC President Morris Steen,
Green Industries Director Gale Allbritton and Cong. Allen
Boyd take up shovels in Boyd tree planting and dedication at
Green Industries in Monticello.
Angiela T. Johnson, a
1992 graduate of Madison
County High School, com-
pletes her doctoral studies.
Angela is the daughter of Ms.
Vera Franklin and grand-
daughter of Ms. Annie Laurie
McFadden, both of Madison.
She received her Ph. D. de-
gree in Health Education and
Health Promotion at the Uni-
versity of Alabama and the
University of Alabama at
Birmingham (UAB) during
commencement held on De-
cember 18, 2004.
,Johnson is currently erm-
ployed as a Public Health An-
alyst at the Department of
Health and Human Services
(DHHS) and Health Re-
sources and Services Admin-
istration (HRSA) in
Rock'ille. Maryland. In her
position, Johnson's priinar\
responsibilities are to analyze
health-related data and pr6-
gramming; significantly con-
tributing to the agency's mis-
sion to improve and expand
access to quality health care
for undeserved populations.
Hwy 53 South Lee, FL
971-5362. or 673-7785
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$7 a gallon / We Pick
Ir ^r \-'rB-
Second In State
a high school se-
nior at Madison
placed second in
the Florida Associ-
ation' of Realtors
essay contest. The i.%,
scholarship was "
presented to Brian
25, 2005, in the
$500.00. The es-
say prompt was
"How does a real Brian Gordon
estate firm benefit
your community?" Brian ,ould like 0oithank everyone at United
Country/Searcy Realty for giving him the inspiration to write this
.' ".eope tlre K practice malkt perfect: however. I hae always
thought perfect practice makes perfect. The same thought trans-
N lates to real estate ser ices. Perfect realtors make perfect com-
munities. The real estate agency United Country/Searcy Realty,
which I have worked, for during the past year, possesses this char-
acteristic. Unknown to me prior to my employment, the perfect
community that I was born and raised in is in part a direct result
of the 44 years of hard work and dedication of United
Country/Searcy Realty. At the forefront of the office philosophy
are honesty and integnry. Honesty and integrity breed honest
and integrity. Therefore with each sale by United Country/Searcy
Realty honesty and integrity are spread throughout the communi-
"The first impression is crucial, and many clients get their
first impression of the community through the real estate firm.
From the initial greeting with a smile through the close of a sale,
clients are treated with the utmost respect and as friends. This
gives every client an insight into the southern hospitality which
dates back to the Antebellum South is continued."
"Many buyers come into a real] estate office with the thought
that they know exactly what they want to purchase. However,
many times a realtor has to read between the lines and figure out
what will suit the clients' true desires. A perfect real estate office
can be compared to Cupid matching buyers and sellers with an
endless supply of arrows. It is obvious the people who facilitate
perhaps the biggest purchase of sorneone'- life must benefit the
community. Perfect realtors can make this stressful time into an
enjoyable experience with few complications." ,
"In an underser ed commnitiy. United Countr)/Searcv Real-
ty helps families realize what Madison has to offer through exten-
sive national advertising. In essence, this helps build the local
economy by bringing in more tax payers to provide additional
funding for public services. Real estate companies work hand-in-
hand with local businesses such as law firms, banks, title compa-
nies, and mortgage brokerages, all of which bring revenue into the
community. Many other local businesses also benefit from real
estate services through referrals."
"In addition to the contributions made to the community
through real estate sales, each employee is held to a high standard
of excellence. The motivation provided by the owners of United
Country/Searcy. Realty, Jim and Vivian Searcy, to each of their
employees has helped transform me from a child with little ambi-
tion to a man who has plans of becoming a physician.. The impact
Jim and Vivian have had on my life will never go unappreciated."
"Perfect realtors benefit the community by spreading honesty,
integrity, respect, and Southern hospitality with each sale. From
changing one employee at a time to carrying on the Madison tra-
dition with each sale, United Country/Searcy Realty plays a cru-
cial role in the well being of every community citizen."
JiV & "IVUL-N SEA-R(CY
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Friday, May 27, 2005
Valdosta State University officials are in-
vestigating an incident of unauthorized access
to a computer server that contained informa-
tion for the VSU lCard Services. The VSU
ICard is a multipurpose identification and on-
line debit card issued to students upon initial
enrollment and to employees. The computer
intrusion occurred on a server that contained
some social security numbers. At this time,
there is no evidence or reason to believe that
credit card numbers were on the server.
Interim Chief Information Officer Joe
Newton says Valdosta State officials have de-
termined that an unauthorized party accessed
the server in the mid-evening hours of May
17th. An initial investigation has not yet de-
termined if any personal data was acquired.
Newton says there is a possible risk of identi-
ty theft for those people whose information
may have been compromised.
"As a precautionary measure, the Univer-
sity wants to alert all of the people who may
fall into one of two special categories," says
Newton. He says the basic categories are:
1. All Valdosta State students who were
graduating seniors, graduate students or dis-
tance education students for the Spring 2005
2. Any Valdosta State student from the
last 8 years who was not enrolled for Spring
2005 or any former employee who left be-
tween 4 and 8 years ago who at one time had
a VSU ICard ID card.
Newton says current students and em-
ployees as of Spring 2005 semester who had
lCard ID cards made for them and anyone
who had an ID card made are not affected.
"Because VSU recently initiated a con-
version from the use of social security num-
bers as a primary identification number to a
unique, school assigned number, risks to cur-
rent students and employees had already been
Individuals who fall into either of the
above categories are encouraged to immedi-
ately place a fraud alert on their credit files by
calling one of the three credit reporting com-
panies: Equifax (800-525-6285), Experian
(888-397-3742) or TransUnion (800-680-
7289). Any one of these agencies will place a
fraud alert on an individual's credit files and
share the information with the other two agen-
cies. Free copies of a credit report can also be
requested. Persons at risk might also want to
contact the Social Security Administration
Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271.
Newton says Valdosta State officials will
be making every reasonable effort to contact
all of the individuals whose social security
numbers may have been affected. In the
meantime, the University has set up a special
Web page (www.valdosta.edu/fraudconcem)
with information and resources for people
who are concerned that their personal infor-
mation may have been compromised. The
website will also have a form for persons to
look-up their ID to find out if they are at risk.
Valdosta State's University Police and
Division of Information Technology are con-
ducting the investigation of this incident with
the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Inves-
Aid as guest speaker.
"Preparing a Living Will is
a gift of love from you to your
family," said Karen Stewart,
Coordinator of Allied Health.
"A Living Will clarifies a per-
son's wishes about health care
decisions when they can't
make these decisions on their
own. It can also help alleviate
anxiety and possible family
conflict in the future."
"For I know the plans I have for you," de-
clares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope
and a futuree" Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
We are so proud of vou
and love you!
Daddy & Brenda
/Area Sophomores Selected
For Leadership Program
Over 100 area high school sophomores have been selected
to attend the North Florida Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Lead-
Sership Seminar. They will join more than 300 young leaders
representing as many high schools from throughout Florida.
The seminar will be held June 3rd-5th in Tallahassee.
Selected to attend the 2005 North Florida HOBY Seminar is
Jehard Crews, Madison County High School in Madison. Stu-
dents are chosen upon demonstrated leadership and potential for
i continued leadership growth.
HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of
High school sophomores with groups of distinguished leaders in
business, government, education, and the professions to discuss
present and future issues. The goal is to provide the youths with
Sa stimulating forum for learning about critical issues while
broadening their understanding of their leadership potential and
quest for self-development.
Hugh O'Brian youth Leadership was established in 1958 by
the popular actor, Hugh O'Brian, following a visit to Africa,
where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
"One of the things Schweitzer said to me was that the most im-
portant thing in education was to teach young people to think for
themselves," O'Brian said. "From that inspiration, and with the
support of others who believe in youth and the American dream,
SI started HOBY to seek out, recognize, and develop outstanding
Potential among our nation's youth."
Further information about HOBY seminars, activities, and
sponsorship opportunities in Florida is available by calling Ab-
bye Glaser Feeley, 813-679-7659.
the ins and outs of
preparing a Living
Will and appoint-
ing a Health Care
pointing out that
forms are available
free at hospitals
and online through,
the Florida Bar As-
There is no need to
involve a physician
or retain a lawyer,
A Living Will
is a document that
o iexpresses- an. in-
concerning any aspect of his or
her future health care treat-
ment. A Health Care Surrogate
is a person designated to make
health care decisions if the in-
dividual becomes unable to do
so. A Living Will should not be
confused with a person's legal
will which disposes of person-
al property on or after his or
her death. The documents
must be signed and witnessed.
Craig presented packets with
sample documents to partici-
Nathaniel and Sarah Lee
would like to take the opportu-
nity to acknowledge their
daughter, Surretta Lee Bell,
for receiving the school board
Employee of the Year in Madi-
son County on May 13, 2005.
Surretta also received Florida
School Related Employee of
the Year.-in Hamilton County
at Greenwood School. Surret-
ta is a very special and love-
able person. She's highly ded-
icated to her job and loves the
children that she works with as
if they were her own. The
love she shows to her family
and everyone around her is
Pictured at left is Karen Stewart,
NFCC Allied Health Coordinator, in-
troduced Kim Banister-Craig, at right,
of Jacksonville Legal Aid who spoke on
value of having a Living Will.
A Living Will can be
changed at any time, according
to Craig. Also, Living Wills
should be kept in a safe place
with other important papers or
in a safe deposit box. Copies of
Living Wills should be sent to
family members and physi-
cians and any others who
should know of your health
For information telephone
850/973-1626 or email Allied-
immeasurable. We are blessed
to have such a loveable person
in our lives and would like to
congratulate her on a job well
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Jennifer Wilson. daughter of Patrick andTrish Blair of Lee,
graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stetson University Nlay 7.
2005. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
and Psychology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology.
Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Madison County High
Jennifer was chosen by Stetson University faculty as one of
two seniors to'be Senior Speaker at the Graduation Ceremonies.
As a result of this honor, her parents were special guests of Stet-
son University President H. Douglas Lee during the Graduation
Ceremonies. She also earned the distinction of being recognized
by Stetson University as the Outstanding Senior in the Depart-
ment of Sociology & Anthropolog. and as Outstanding Senior
in die Department of Enghsh. She \%as aho die recipient of die
Department of English's C. Carter Colwell Research in English
Award "as a public acknowledgement of a student whose re-
search has distinguished her from her fellows."
During her time at Stetson University, Jennifer ser ed as
Life Section Editor on The Reporter, Stetson University's stu-
dent newspaper. She served on the Council for Student Activi-
ties and was responsible for coordinating numerous concerts and
special events at Stetson University. Jennifer also was a co-
teacher of Freshman English with Professor John Pearson for
two years. She earned the honor of traveling to Belize to do re-
search with Robert Sitler of the Latin American Studies Depart-
ment at Stetson University for 10 days in January 2005. She
also taught second through fifth grade math and English at a pri-
vate school in DeLand her senior year at Stetson.
Jennifer is a member of Psi Chi National Honor Society,
Sigma Tau Delta National honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Na-
tional Honor Society, and Omicrom Delta kappa National Hon-
Jennifer plans to attend the University of California at Davis
this fall where she has received a full teaching fellowship to pur-
sue her Ph.D. in English. She will be teaching Freshman Eng-
To celebrate her graduation from Stetson University, Jen-
nifer chose to skydive in DeLand. She said it was an incredible
experience and she was photographed and quoted in The Orlan-
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NF00 Seminar: Aliving Will Can Be A Gift Of Love
"What is a Living Will?"
"Can I change my Living
Will?" "Where do I store my
Living Will?" These were
some of the questions posed by
participants of the Living Will
Seminar at North Florida Com-
munity College Wednesday,
May 18. The Allied Health
Department of NFCC hosted
the seminar with Kim Banister-
Craig of Jacksonville Legal
Parents Recognize Daughter
Named SRP Of The Year
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 5B
Friday, May 27, 2005 S CHOOL
School Related Personnel
Of The Year Recognized
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
School Board recognized its
2005-2006 School Related
Personnel of the Year at the
Grace Manor in Greenville
on Friday, May 13.
Lou Miller, Madison
County School Superinten-
dent, welcomed everyone to
the event before the princi-
pals of each school recog-
nized their school related
S Greenville Elementary
Principal George Pridgeon
recognized William Ware as
the GES SRP of the Year.
Lee Elementary Principal
Jimmy Taylor introduced
Charlotte Johnson was intro-
duced as the
Madison County Central
School Principal Mel
Roberts introduced Marie
Brown as the MCCS SRP of
Madison County Excel
Principal Maceo Howell in-
troduced Leroy James as Ex-
cel's SRP of the Year.
Madison County High
School -Principal Ben
MCHS SRP of the Year
School Principal Beth Moore
introduced Sandra McDonald
as the PES SRP of the Year.
Julia Waldrep intro-
duced Shane Roland as the
School Board office's SRP
of the Year.
Ivan Johnson, Trans-
portation Coordinator, intro-
duced Surretta Bell as the
SRP of the Year.
Following the principal's
introductions, Miller intro-
duced Bell as the District's
SRP of the Year.
Howell said the invoca-
tion before the luncheon,
which was prepared by the
Grace Manor staff.
The Madison County
2 Congratulations to our,',
S,- Related Personnel ,
of the Year 2005-2006'W.
L II Transportation Dept.
SWe're Proud of Ybu!
S T MMadison County -
Lee Elementary Principal-Jim Taylor, right, presented
Charlotte Johnson, left, with the LES SRP of the Year
School Board Member District 2,
3 & Appreciates
School Related Personnel.
Transportation Coordinator Ivan Johnson, right, pre-
sented Surretta Bell, left, with the Transportation Depart-
ment's SRP of the Year Award. Surretta Bell was also named
the 2005-2006 District SRP of the Year.
SBART ALFORD, +
I ^^^ SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT 5, J
I ALL :A
I 1 PERSONNEL.
WE'RE PROUD OF YOU!
Sandra McDonald was recognized as Pinetta Elemen-
tary'sSRP of the Year.
Marie Brown. left. was recognized by Madison Couiit
Central School Principal Melvin Roberts. right, as the
MCCS SRP of the Year.
Greenville Elementary Principal George Pridgeon,
right, presented William Ware, left, with the GES SRP of the
I o .
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Leroy James, left, was named the Madison County Excel
School SRP of the Year. Excel Principal Maceo Howell pre-
sented him a plaque.
Shane Roland, left, ias recognized b) Julia Waldrep as
the School Board Office's SRP of the Year.
Congratulations to our
Office School Related
of the Year 2005-2006
We're Proud of YOU!
District School Board of '
The Family of
Madison County High School
Sor Being Thelir .
', School Related Personnel
Sof the Year.
Ve-Etta L. H
Madison County High School Principal--Ben Disi
Killingsworth, right, presents Kathy Craddock, right, with
the MCHS SRP of the Year Award. -
ard Member "
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By Mike Moore
SGreene Publishing, Inc.
The Annual May Day Cel-
ebration at Aucilla Christian
,Academy was held, Tuesday,
SMa\ 12, 2005 in the school
'"gym, with about 600 parents
- and friends in attendance. And
price again, it was a great
"I have been directing these
'i.Vents for 20 years, and the tra-
ditkiin was going long before I
arrivedd" said Debby Demott.
"So this is probably about the
thirt-fifth time the students
have done this."
Students in K-3
sixth grade performed t
cal numbers, including
Pole dance. Senior gi
dressed in their finest a
escorted by senior your
The big moment
when the May Que
crowned. The 2005 qu
elected by vote of the
class, was Caroline I
Madison, daughter of Ji
Mrs.Wetzel Blair. S
crowned by her father.
queen was reveal
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crowned, the musical presenta-
through tion began. The songs and
he musi- dances by the elementary
the May grades were presented to enter-
rls were tain the queen and her court.
nd were Members of the court,
ng men. were: Cassi Anderson, escorted
arrived by Drew Sherrod of Greenville,
en was Heather Bessy, escorted by
ieen, se- Kyle Day of Greenville, Kayla
e senior Gebhard, escorted by Jeremy
Blair of Tuckey of Madison, Dorothy
judge and Holden, escorted by Daniel
he was Roccanti, Abbey Hunt, escorted
After the by Justin Mabry, Amanda Sapp,
ed and escorted by Kyle Hansen, Jessi-
Caroline Blair %as crowned May Queen at Aucilla
Christian Academy's May Day celebration. Blair is a senior
at the school and was chosen by her fellow classmates for this
Daniel Roccanti, center, served as the escort for both
Amanda Sapp, left, and Dorothy Holden, right, at the May
At the recent May Day event at Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy, seniors Drew Sherrod and Cassi Anderson enjoyed the
festivities while waiting to be announced to the crowd.
Jason Bradford is pictured escorting fellow senior Jessi- ,... H,.,, r R e a h .
SSiteatte M t MbryaRidgely Plaines had the pleasure of escorting Lisa
ca Sites at the Ma Day event. . Justin Mabry and Abb Hunt are pictured right before Sheeler t e .. Ma Da festivities.
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Kyle Day was Heather Bessy's escort at Aucilla's recent
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The musical theme for the V .
evening was "Broadway".
Several well-known songs
were performed. "Give My Re-
gards to Broadway",. "Put On a
Happy Face", "The Lion .
Sleeps Tonight", and "On
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OUTDOORS Friday, May 27, 2005
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FWC RELEASES 2004 BOATING STATISTICS
Florida's 2004 boating statistics are out, and again they are
The number of registered boats in Florida is at an all-time
F high of 982,907 in 2004, compared to 978,225 in 2003. Boating
Fatalities jumped to 68 in 2004 from 64 in 2003. In fact, fatality
numbers have increased slowly since 2000 when Florida had its
lottest number of boating fatalities in many years.
Monroe County reported the highest number of accidents
and injuries. 98 and 57 respectively. Pinellas County reported
F the highest number of fatalities with seven. Palm Beach County
I reported the highest property damage figures at $8.69 million,
including one incident that accounted for $8 million of that to-
| tal. The second-highest property damage occurred in Miami-
Dade County with $1.2 million.
Ki Eten the good news wasn't really good. The tnticsu that
recreatonal boating accidents dipped to 743 from 1. n"I5 In 211i3i
reflects a change in the amount of damage an accident ha, to in-
| vol e before it counts. In 2003, an accident had to in, oe ie .5ni
damage to be included in the statistics. They had to
in\ ole $2.)000 in damage to make the cut in 2004
I due to a change in the law.
.... Statistics indicate experienced boaters may
fall prey to a false sense of security. In fact, more
| than half the boat operators involved in fatal
M boating accidents last year had more than 100
hours of boat operation experience. -- -
*L The ti pical boating accident ictnm is not a
child or adolescent He's a 22- to 50-Near-old male
with many hours of experience in operating a vessel. In most
cases, if he sustained an injury, it was not life-threatening. If he
did not survive the accident, most likely he drowned, because he
thought it uncomfortable, unbecoming or unnecessary to wear a
life jacket even if he couldn't swim. Drowning continued to be
the leading cause of death in Florida's boating accidents (65 per-
PWC boating safety officials and officers encourage boaters
to consider life jackets to be similar to seatbelts when it comes
to their life-saving potential. New types of inflatable life jackets
- especially the waist-pack variety are lightweight and hard-
ly noticeable when worn.
"It simply makes sense to wear one when .
,ou re on the water. said FW\C
Capt Richard Moore "It's like .
thile eatbelt in \our car It _\oti 0
ing it when you find yourself a few seconds from a collision,
you may have waited too late."
Also, excessive alcohol use continued to be the leading
cause of boating fatalities in 2004. The effects of alcohol may
be even greater on boat operators than vehicle operators because
the combination of wave action, hot sun and physical exertion
from being on the water compounds the influence alcohol con-
sumption can have on. people.
"As with cars on land, it's always best for boats to be oper-
ated by someone who hasn't been consuming alcoholic bever-
ages," Moore said. "Designated drivers can save lives on boats,
just like they do on highways."
Moore said other suggestions for having safe experiences
on Florida's waters include taking a boating safety course, fil-
ing a float plan with a friend or relative each time
you take to the water and making sure you have
the proper safety equipment in working order.
For boat operators age 21 or younger, the boater
safety course is a.requirement not merely a
Suggestion for legally operating a vessel with
10 or more horsepower ip Florida.
More information about boating accidents is
available online at http://myfwc.com/law/boat-
To report resource or boating-under-the-influence law
violations, call the FWC's Wildlife Alert hotline number
1-88-404-3922 or #FWC (*FWC in some areas) by cel-
Florida Farm Bureau Members Take Their
Concerns From The "Field to the Hill"
Florida Farm Bureau Federation members u a% eled to \\ah-
ington, D.C. this month to visit with Florida's congressional del-
I egation concerning issues important to Florida, agriculture, al-
lowing the Florida delegation to make informed voting deci-
s ions, related to those issues. Nearly 80 members and staff par-
ticipated in the three-day even called "Field to the Hill 2005."
"The investment that our members have made in time and
effort on this trip will pay dividends for Florida agriculture,"
said Carl Loop, Jr., president of Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion. "I am pleased that our members brought important agri-
cultural issues to Florida's congressional delegation and to the
appropriate agencies "
S Issue the farm group discussed with congressional members
included immigration reform, the national animal identification
program, country-of-origin labeling and trade issues.
-"Building relationships with staffs and members is essen-
ti s" aid CJey \VCl..h, ,,,-ord l;.trri n -a't li i '-,,,- .'-i '-'r Flri-
da Farm Bureau. "In addition, this was a great opportunity to
ha\e Sen. lel Mlartinez and CiMn'reeslanii Adani Putnam pro-
vide perspective into the 109th Congress.'"
E FFBF member also met [\ith ofticials from the United
States Department of Agriculture Animral and Plant Health In-
Sspection Ser ice. Dr. Richard Dunkle. Deputy. Administrator for
;-Plant Protection and Quarantine PPQi program. and Valene
i Ragan. Assistant Deput. Adnuni'tratr for \eterinai Ser\ ices.
Theydiscussed country -uf-origin labeling CO(-)L i. national .n-
imal identification and iNue :urunoundin2 plan safeguardmin
and Quarantine 37.
The ULSDA has made great progress in the latest er-ion of
:the rules to implement country -of-onrgn labehng iCOOLi and
the industry[ is providing additional suggestions on improving
the rules before the\ are final implemented Efforts nov\ are
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focused on pro\ idrig input to the LiSDA to make sure the la isk
implemented in 2006 in a way that addresses the concerns of the
entire market system.
The National Farm Animal Identification and Records Act
requires the sec reiai of agriculture to establish an electronic
nationwide livestock identification system to enhance the speed
and accuracy of the USDA's response to outbreaks of disease in
livestock. Because livestock diseases are not constrained by
state boundaries, the livestock identification system will apply
to all livestock born in the United States or imported, and cover
the movement of livestock in both interstate and intrastate com-
merce. The livestock identification system will be capable of
tracing, within 48 hours, livestock from birth to slaughter.
Because of its location, climate and status as a gateway for,
, international trade, Florida is particularly vulnerable to invasive
pests and diseases Quarantine 37 is a federal rule thai prohibits
'tihe iipp.'i t.irii:. off frci ii pl.i f it h -il tt.M.il, icd' into iC.
United States since it is in the soil where pests and diseases of-
ten hide or hitchhike. It is not an economic tariff, but is a sci-
entifically based quarantine. USDA-APHIS must insure that Q-
37's biological integrity is maintained, or the United States will
face the introduction of new foreign pests and disease not only.
on nursery plants but also other agricultural commodities.
Agricultural trade is essential to the success of US agricul-
ture as a whole, and export marketsI will continue to become
more and more important to Florida's producers. Florida Farm
Bureau Federation supports free and fair trade in which import-
sensiti\ e crops are given due consideration.
Florida also needs a dependable labor supply in order to
maintain agriculture in the state, Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion supports immigration reform that would allow workers to
find jobs and employers to find workers, quickly and simple.
The program should pro\ ide a more secure homeland and allow
for efficient management of all people who cross our borders.
And it should be a more compassionate system to protect all
workers in America with labor laws, the right to change jobs,
fair wages and a healthy work environment.
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Local Softbalers Finish
Second In Valdosta Tournament
By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two traveling girls' softball teams from this area had good
weekends in tournament play in Valdosta. Both finished second
in their competition.
The Under 12 and the Under 14 teams, supported by local
businesses and called the Tri County Merchants, both did well.
Each of the teams has eleven players, with the girls coming /
from Madison, Lafayette, and Taylor Counties. The girls are se-
lected from players in these counties and must commit to a full 3- J ut
schedule of travel during at least one weekend each month in the ,. ..
summer. 1 -
All games at the Valdosta tournament were played on Sat-
urday, May 21. The 12U squad won two of their six games, but "
was still able to finish second. The 14U team went 3-3.
The 12U club is coached by Tommy Garner and Steven
Williams. The 14U team is coached by Joe Morabito and Kelley
Jenkins. Morabito and Jenkins are the softball coaches at North "au 1R B
Florida Community College. They donate their time for the tray- "
el ball program and although neither has children on the teams,
they spend much time with the squad.
Many teams in other areas have played together for several
years, while the program in Madison is fairly new. In addition to
sponsors, the parents pay a fee for the players to be able to take
part. Fundraisers are also held.
The teams will go to Tallahassee and Panama City in June
and Enterprise, Alabama, in July.
COWBOYS IRUN IA
SPA ST J AGrlt UA RiS The under 12 Team includes: Standing lel't to right: Tiffl'any Richardson. Dinesha Ward. Cuse3 Ogden. Courtn.)
Williams. Ta.lor Douglas. Kneeling left to right: Beck3 Garner, Breanna Davis. Emily Hentges. Ashl 3n Velch and Emil2
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By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Local football fans got an early look at the 2005 Madison '
County High football team at Boot Hill last Saturday night. And
the Madison County backers must be smiling. The Cowboys over- W. 1
whelmed East Gadsden by a 33-7 score.
Although it was just a spring practice game, Cowboy coach- "' 1 4. '
es wanted to see how much players have learned in drills which j -
began May 2. They were eager to see which players are ready for ,' '
starting roles. "
Coach Frankie Carroll said before sessions began that he I.
hoped to come out of spring practice with at least two players for -'
every position on offense and defense. Carroll was pleased. -' '
"Weplayed hard, and all 72 of our players got mto thegame,
said the Head Cowboy. "It was only a spring game, and we still
have lots of work to do in the fall, but it was a good night for us."
Madison County used the junior varsity players in the first
quarter. It was during that frame the visitors scored their only
points. In the last three quarters, it was all MCHS. Desmond Gee
picked up where he left off last season, scoring on runs of 65 and
30 yards. Terrance Reddick found the end zone from 30 yards out,
and Fred Johnson also scored a on a 30-yard run. Trey Latimer
hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass to complete the scoring. "
Th terbacks, and the trio piled up
e y 100 passing yards. Blake Sapp, *'
Drew Douglas, and Johnson all
H (0]@t saw action at the QB position. O wl.
t(C ar M Madison County had its -
usual strong running game,,
Im iNm[ls3 amassing 275 yards on the a ;JJ b -
N o All ground. Gee had 137 of those nl k
The Cowboy defense was The under 14 Team includes: Standing left to right. A
also in good form, holding the Kelse. Land. Alexis Souell. Ashlei Ha lines. Lindse) Day. d
Jags to negative rushing yards Venica Brown. Korie Wilson and Courtney Liplord. Sitting
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.Horse Numbers Go Up By One
,'Canasta and A Dinner There were 135 horses con-
SMr. and Mrs. David Lanier signed to Madison's first Florida
entrtained with a canasta dinner spring quarter horsesale, but now
la.t thursday evening at their there are 136. Monday night, one
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In 1972, singer Loretta Lynn of Butcher -
Hollow, Kentucky, was the first
woman to be named Country Music I
Entertainer of the Year.
In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became -.
the first woman in space.
In 1904, iced tea was invented at the
St. Louis World's Fair. In 1914, Thomas Edison said the real danger
of cigarettes was their paper wrapper. He
said the burning paper emitted a chemical
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A New Pentagon Policy Focuses
On The Aftermath Of War
When the fighting ends, a new Pentagon policy focusing on
the aftermath of war is designed to avoid a repeat of the mistakes
made in Iraq. A major new directive outlining how the Pentagon
should prepare for future postwar missions has been completed
and awaits Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's signature.
Late last summer, the Pen-
tagon chief ordered full-bore
deliberations to come up with
a blueprint for avoiding the
Skin of chaos that ensued in
Iraq after the fall of Baghdad.
U.S. News obtained a copy of
the 16-page document, which
establishes Pentagon, "policy and assigns responsibilities within
the Department of Defense to plan, train, and prepare to conduct
and support stability operations," said Pentagon-speaker for non-
war operations. It has taken nearly a year to produce the docu-
ment, but military experts say it is an important, if belated, step
toward preventing a repeat of the errors committed in Iraq.
For years, the U.S. military has carried out these kinds of
missions all over the world. But there has never been a system-
atic effort to prepare for basic security tasks after combat opera-
tions end. Jeffrey Nadaner, the Pentagon official who oversaw
the drafting of the new document, says "the idea is to apply the
same sort of rigor to stability operations that we do to major
combat operations. We've been doing these [stability operations]
for the last 15 years, so there is an underlying body of knowl-
edge. But we continue to look at how we can do it better."
The directive orders the U.S. military to work with civilian
agencies to plan and carry out stability operations. In the Iraq
war, military planners failed to incorporate the advice of experts
at the State Department, which had limited capacity until the cre-
ation of a new office there called Coordinator for Reconstruction
and Stabilization. In an unusual move, the Pentagon shared the
draft directive with officials at the State Department to get their
input. Defense officials say they want to see the State Depart-
ment take a strong role in stability operations and have offered
$200 million to support the new coordinator's office.
The Pentagon directive requires the military to have enough
soldiers trained in foreign languages and cultures and specifies
that the five geographic combatant commands have dedicated
personnel, detailed plans, and exercises focused on postwar or
stabilization scenariost The directive is part of Rumsfeld's drive
to prepare U.S. armed forces for low-grade conflicts like the war
on terrorism, as opposed to the set-piece battles envisioned in the
Still, some military experts predict there will be foot-drag-
ging in the implementation of the new directive. The Army,
which is to be the "executive agent" for stability operations, is
still staffed primarily by officers steeped in the Cold War mind-
set. The Army also has its plate full with,an effort to shift from
division-based units to smaller brigade formations. "I'm not sure
the Army can stand up to the task," says a retired military officer
now advising the Pentagon. "[Chief of Staff Gen. Peter]
Schoomaker will try tQogti jAin toltoye .i thedaght direction,..
butfrahkly, he doesn't have much longer. It is going to take some
New UF Test Could Help Third
World Farmers Improve Soil,
Fight Global Warming.
A process developed at the University of Florida will help
Third World farmers keep nutrients in their soil and could even-
tually allow them to join the fight against global warming.
The process provides a cost-effective way to measure carbon
in large plots of land, said James W. Jones, a distinguished pro-
fessor of agricultural and biological engineering with UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
.Crop soils in poor countries are often carbon-depleted due to
farmers' reliance on primitive agricultural practices that remove
carbon a crucial nutrient that helps soil resist erosion and pro-
motes plant growth but never replace it, Jones said.
Carbon left in soil could one day be used as part of an emis-
sions trading program under
the Kyoto Protocol to reduce
carbon dioxide and other
greenhouse gases. But first, re- .
searchers will need to develop
pilot projects to demonstrate --
that the amount of carbon
stored in the soil can be mea-
sured accurately through time, said Sandra Brown, a senior sci-
entist at Winrock International, a nonprofit agricultural research
organization in Little Rock, Ark.
And, she said, the global warming treaty would need to be
amended as well to allow richer countries to exceed their green-
house emissions limits in exchange for investing in agriculture
Agricultural soils could absorb more than 10 percent of
man-made carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, according to
the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
"It's going to be a long time before anyone will pay to store
carbon in farmlands in poor countries in a significant way,"
"I agree with Dr. Brown that this isn't going to happen
overnight," Jones said. "However, research like ours is necessary.
to advance the field such that soil carbon credits will become a
Jones and other researchers involved in a U.S. Agency for
International Development soil management program are al-
ready working with farmers in developing nations to determine
which carbon-saving agricultural practices work best under spe-
cific climate and soil conditions. Jones said methods under in-
vestigation include no-till farming, in which unharvested plant
material is plowed back into the soil, and ridge tilling, where
farmers discourage erosion by digging furrows into crop fields.
"We're doing all we can to bring the benefits of emissions
trading to farmers who need it," Jones said. "We believe our ap-
proach has great potential, and we will continue to move for-
Field tests in the African nations of Ghana and Mali indicate
the new process, which combines computer models and soil
measurements, out-performed existing methods that rely exclu-
sively on one or the other, he said.
"The computer models can account for a wide range of
crops,; climates and land management practices, and improve on
the accuracy of previous models. In addition, our process re-
quires fewer costly soil measurements than earlier methods
based on soil sampling," Jones said.
Committee Recommends Nearly $5
Million For Nuclear-Related Upgrades
Congressman Ander Crenshaw today announced that the
House Appropriations Committee has approved over $80 million
in Military Construction projects for Northeast Florida. Included
in the bill is a half-million dollar earmark specifically for the
planning and design of wharf upgrades necessary to accommo-
date a nuclear aircraft carrier.
"This is a first. This is the first nuclear-specific project for
Mayport," said Crenshaw, a member of the House Appropria-
tions subcommittee responsible for writing the bill. While there
are limitations in the nuclear-specific projects we can fund be-
fore the environmental impact study is complete, this project al`
lows engineers to start the process of preparing the designs nec-
essary to upgrade Mayport to nuclear status."
Another project that will aid in the "nuclearization" of May-
port is the $4.4 million Consolidated Maintenance Facility.
While not nuclear-specific, this project is part of the ongoing ef-
fort to modernize and upgrade
"h Mayport's ship maintenance
n. enterprise. The large square-
Ssigned to accommodate the
type of maintenance work nec-
essary -on animunber. ofships:
S d including nuclear-poi'ered air- '
"The future of, Mayport is nuclear," said Crenshaw. "This
funding opens the door to that future."
The funds are being made available through the fiscal year
2006 Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs appropria-
tions bill. The bill passed the committee by voice vote. The full
House is expected to consider the measure next week.
Northeast Florida projects included in the bill:
Naval Station Mayport
$7.8 million for Bachelor Enlisted Quarters
$4.4 million for Consolidated Maintenance Facility
$2.9 million to Expand Flight Trainer
$0.5 million for nuclear carrier wharf planning and design
Naval Air Station Jacksonville
$45 million for Helicopter Hangar Replacement
Army National Guard Camp Blanding
$20 million for Regional Training Institute Complex
National Veterans Cemetery
$42 million for land acquisition (This amount is for the ac-
quisition of the Jacksonville site and other new national ceme-
Runaway Bride Indicted By
Jennifer Wilbanks, the Georgia woman who fled the state
and faked her own kidnapping and sexual assault before her
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wedding, was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury, the Gwinnett
County district attorney said.
Wilbanks, 32, is charged with one count of making, false
statements, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, and
one count of making a false report of a crime, a misdemeanor
punishable by a year in jail, District Attorney DannN Porter said.
"I think it's appropriate," he said at a news conference. "If
there's a message, [it's] that at some point, you just can't lie to the
"The next step in the process would be the issuance?'
bench warrant for her arrest," Porter said. "I feel confide:itP
arrangements can be made for her to turn herself in. and ihg
will take the next step from there."
The medical assistant from the Atlanta suburb of DuluAf .
been scheduled to marry in April at a la\ ishl) planned
including 600 guests and 28 attendants. Just days before
emony, she disappeared, prompting a massive, three-da) erc
that local authorities said cost thousands of dollars. .,nA
Eventually Wilbanks called authorities from a pay phone in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and said two people had abdi~cted
her, then recanted her story during questioning by the FBI and
Porter said Wilbanks would likely appear in court wiin 30
days. He said he didn't know-her location.
Bush Nominee Finally Approved',,
The Senate on Wednesday approved Judge Priscilla Ok.nPf_'
for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, more-tman
four years after President Bush first nominated her. ;e i.
The vote was 56-43. ,: fo'nd
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist congratulated Owenianrro
praised her as gracious, patient, bold and courageous. .,i2mn
"The fact that she is willing to put herself forward and'hlasi;
been beaten up mercilessly on the floor of the United States.Sen',!
ate but has stood tall'... says a lot for her," Frist said. ,,d:i
One of the senators who voted against Owen's confirmatit* i
Democrat Charles Schumer of New York, said Owen is .i th; '
"Someone will be put on
the [appellate] bench who puts
the rights of employers over
employees," he said, "who
takes no consideration of envi-
ronmental rights, women's
rights or of just average peo-
ple." -dt'l, I
Before the voting began, Senate Minority Leader Harry ,d,
of Nevadatold his colleagues they should put the feuding 9cvVrt.
the use of the filibuster to block judicial nominations ,b,l,7i'rid
"We should just move. on," Reid said. "Filibusters are [used]
only under extraordinary circumstances. Filibusters don't happ-,)
very often, and I think we should move beyond this. Let's go on,a
and get the business of the countiay done." :
Frist called the filibuster fight the "greatest single copsfiti,,
tional issue to confront the, Senate in our lifetime." ',,
Senators had voted Tuesday to end debate on Owen's nqfim,
i.ition, a move made in tlihe \ ae of bip:utisan agreement that
ended a Democratic filibuster of her. l."
"She is my friend and, more importantly, she is a ,..ge4
judge," President Bush, with Owen this side, told reporters ,
the White House on Tuesday. "She will honorably serve the fed-,
Owen expressed'her gratitude to Bush.
"Mr. President, thank you for nominating me," Owen d ..
Bush. "I was very humbled by that. ... I appreciate the ta(ict ,tL
I'm finally going to get a vote."
Under the compromise reached Monday evening by seyp
Democratic and seven Republican senators, votes on O en i d
t'% o other nominees for appellate courts tailedd b\ filibusters, ill
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NATION &, WORLD NEWS
STATE FARM SELECT AGENT
200 W. Base St.
tO. .(850) 973-6641
You're on target with th 9
Design & Free Estimates
M4itoqed 24 hours. Burglar and
Fire..Hardwire or wireless mo-
tion 'detectors. door contacts,
glassVbxeak detectors, heat and
smol detectors, panic buttons,
and many brand new and innov-
ative ideas offered only by this
company. BEST PRICES!!
William Greene-Security Con-
,Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
noval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
aul Kinsle at 850-973-6326
Young Orange Tabby
This truely sweet cat got lost or
dumped on my dirt road. He needs
home. He has developed a great
personality and loves to eat. Please
call evenings before 8pm if you are
Interested. Please,-only calls from
FOR SALE: three rental mobile
homes in an established trailer
park. Current renters have rented
these homes for approximately
three years. Always pay on time,
and take care of house. $24,000 for
all three homes.
Will sign lot rent contract to as-
sure return of your investment.
Call 850-973-6131 or
BED $275, Solid wood cherry
Ileigh bed. New, still boxed. 850-
Brand new Micro Fiber Sofa. Hard-
a'.)od frari e. lifetime u ,rraril',.
lust sell. $.275 S.5-.-425-_37.17
ITEMS FOR SALE
, Oak Bed Frame $35
4 Fire Place screen & glass $40
S2 sets, 6' oak french folding doors
Wv/jams. in excellent condition. $65
4 3 8ft wood porch columns $20
4 Misc. Cabinet doors
Golf bag & clubs $50
To see these items
Please, all calls before 9pm.
Mattress Set, NEW King Pillow
op Matress and Base in sealed
plastic, factory warranty, $275.
PC BEDROOM SET New in
boxes. Headboard, frame, dresser,
mirror, nightstand. $475. 850-425-
QUEEN PILLOW TOP mattress
jet. New in plastic with warranty,
Sacrifice $175. 850-222-9879
New Bedroom: 7 piece sleigh bed
et, $775. In. storage, unopened
boxes, can deliver. 850-222-2113
Saturday, June 4th
8 AM- 12 NOON
1701 W. GORDON ST.
CA LI. FOR DIRECTIONS
Homes Livestock -
Dogs Cats Parrots
Keep your animals in their own
environment. I'll come and feed,
water and play with your pets.
No more worry about kennel
cough or the stress of being
away from home. Farm owner
with 30 years experience with
livestock, cats, dogs and Parrots.
Home Visit and Care
Bring in your mail Turn
lights on/off *.Check air/heat,
doors, locks, windows check
property, gates, fences give
feed/hay custom services
References gladly given.
Call Susan at 850-948-5097
evenings before 9 pm
male, 8 mo old, Beautiful and
Smart, AKC, needs more attention
and good home. 948-3278
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
puppies, ready to go. 4 males and 6
females. Call Tanya at 971-5362
1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
1 Large efficiency $275.
1 Large 2 bedroom $450.
Heat & Air, mature responsible
adults. No children and No pets.
Homes for Rent
1, 2, & 3 bedroom homes, HUD
accepted. Day- 850-973-4527 or
Mobile Home For Rent
2bd, 1 1/2 bth, Central Heat & Air,
Two Miles From Town. No Pets
and No More Than Three People.
First and Security Required. Please
Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile homes in
park on Highway 53, $140/per
week includes $60 gas per month
and $120 of electric per month.
Must fill out application for Leas-
ing of Rental Property. $300 de-
p.,au plus first -.eek's rent in ad-,
,.me. Call Alan 850-570-0742
southern illas of
'_. adison C/partments
HUD vouchers accepted. 1,2, & 3
BR, HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY 711.
200 Southern Villas Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-
3 to 5 acres, rural, large oaks,
will pay up to $5,000 an acre.
Moving our horse farm to Madison.
Need 40-100 acres; pasture and
large oaks. Not on a main road.
Price negotiable. 860-355-8940
5 Wooded Acres
On Nixon Way. Ready for your
house and horses! Partial Fenc-
ing. $49,500. Call Jan today at
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
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14. Will
build to suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene
New Cypress Log Home
1500sf, 3/2 on 4.5 wooded acres.
$199,500. Owner financing a possi-
bility. Call Jan today at 386-364-
8407. Poole Realty.
& Tractor Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, Roads, Mow-
ing, Discing, Box-Blading, and
~No Job Too Small-Free Estimates~
Call Paul Kinsley 850-973-6326
$CASH$ Paid for land, acreage,
homes or mobile homes with
property. Top dollar paid with
quick closing. Call Ben (386)
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-
ver'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-
For More Information:
(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.,
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
An Equal Opportunity Affirma-
tive Action Employer.
Drug Free Workplace.
needed to be on call to maintain 2
mobile home parks. Carpentry,
.Plumbing, Electrical skills manda-
tory, and HVAC skills a plus.
Hourly pay commensurate with ex-
perience. References Needed. Call
Alan A Levin at 850-570-0742
Advent Christian Village
CNA / LPN
Got a Passion for Compassion?
Direct Care Staff in long-term care
setting, FT and PT positions and
various shifts available. Florida
certification (CNA) or license
(LPN) required. Benefits for FT po-
sitions include health, dental, life,
disability, supplemental Insurance;
403b retirement account; paid time,
off, access to onsite daycare and
Apply in person at Personnel Office
Monday through Friday from 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax re-
sume/credentials to 386-658-5160;
EOE; Drug Free Workplace,
Criminal background checks re-
SLake Patrk of Ma'dison
We are looking for caring and pro-
fessional RNs, LPNs and CNAs to
add to our TEAM. Flexible sched-
uling, excellent starting wages and
benefits are available. Come fill
out an application at 259 SW Cap-
tain Brown Road. EOE
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
for Madison Nursing Center
60 bed SNF in Madison, FL.
Current DON relocating.
Excellent Salary/benefits for exp.
RN with proven leadership skills
Call (850) 973-4880
Fax (850) 973-2667
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.
$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Mowing, Discing, tilling and box
blading. Call 973-6326.
Suwannee Valley Humane Society
1156 SE Bisbee Loop
Madison, Florida 32340
Two miles south of Lee off C.R.,
255 From 1-10 Exit 262. Take
C.R. 255 north 1/2 mile
We are a Limited Space Shelter
(no kill). You must check with us
prior to bringing a drop-off animal
to the shelter. Hours: Tues. to Sat.
10:00 to 2:00 or by appointment.
Visit our website and see the ani-
mals that need ,a really good home
Lost or Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet or found
one, the humane society will help
you find your pet. Call us at (850)
971-9904 or toll free at 1-866-236-
7812. Leave a message if we are
closed, we will return your call.Re-
member to always call your local
animal controls or shelters if you
have a lost or found pet.
Due to the generous gift of a
new building, we, are now able to
accept donations of furniture....and
we now have some nice pieces to
WE REALLY CAN USE
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Advertising Sales Person
Would you like to work with a winning team? Do you
thrive in a fast paced creative family environment?
Then we would encourage you to look into a position
We require : A professional appearance and a pleasant
personality. You must be able to work well under the
pressure of meeting deadlines and always maintain a
team player relationship with your co-workers. Experi-
ence in Advertising Sales is not required but helpful.
Apply in person at
Greene Publishing Inc..
Highway 53 South
Madison, FL. 32340
Drivers: Run Mega OR Short Haul
Home Nightly &/OR
Once During the
Week & Weekends!
Own your own Truck!
No Mon'ey/Credit? No Problem! CDL-A w/2yrs
TT exp. Shelton Trucking
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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2005 10:00 A.M. '
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Hunting, Only 6 Miles From Valdosta Near
Wild Adventures. Will Be Offered Divided :
Into 8 Tracts, Buy One, Buy Several, or Buy
All Open House: Sunday, June 5, 2005 from 2 till 5 p.m.
SALE SITE: Lowndes County Civic Center, Building "D", 2102
East Hill Avenue, Valdosta, GA. 10% Buyer's Premium
Call for a FREE Brochurel 242-5412 or 800-334-9724
Brochure on Line at www.professionalauctioneer.com
and Aluminum Cans:
We have a recycle newspaper
-bin at 305 Pinewood Dr. just west
of Johnson's Appliance/Radio
Shack. We also collect aluminum
c,,n, to recycle. ju't bling them to
the shelter -\I the none' go~ L-.o
h-Ilp tlhi- hcl..]i tr- tiriimi l ,
Featured Animals For Adoption
2785 ANGEL 6 week old
Brown and Black Female. This lit-
tle honey is so ready to be loved'
and you just might be the lucky
2770 GRIZZLY 4 month old
Tan and White Male. This fellow
has a heap of playing to do and he
is ever- ready to fill,your need for
2779 10 week old Tan (with a
White foot) Male. Still a baby, but
with the heart of a lion. Look him
in the eye; he'll be looking right
black at you. You know the
2762 COLLIN One year old
Gold and White Male. This is one
of those movie-star looking guys
that no one can resist. If you don't
believe me, come and meet him.
Your heart will be lost.
2735 ALLEY 1 year old White
and Red Female. This lady is in
love with the world and if you live
in the world, you're definitely in-
cluded. She would be so happy to
share your life.
2777 WILLOW 10 week old
Tortoiseshell Female. This is a
great time of year to find your per-
fect kitty companion and Willow
would be a great choice. Good
, looks and a disposition to match.
2765 CHAMPAGNE Three
week old Siamese in shades of
Black, Tan and White. Tiny girl
with blue eyes that view every-
thing with the same delighted curi-
2212 MANDY Year and a half
year old Tabby Female. Gentle as
the proverbial lamb, but with fire
in the eyes. She is ready to find a
loving home and her own special
2711 FONZI One and a half
years old Silver and Tabby Male.
This' beauiful ho, v. ill ippeaT o
those of you who are lookiiig ff a
serene cat who is mature, but still
2741 SIERRA 8 week old
Black with White feet Female.
The perfect age to adapt to a new
home and a new family, Sierra will
make a wonderful companion to
anyone who chooses her.
LOST AND FOUND
DAISY or GRACY Black Lab
Female with a camouflage collar.
Lost near Sugar Hill in Live Oak.
BOBO Jack Russell Male, about
15 pounds. Tan and White. Lost
two miles from interstate on 255.
Lab miix Female, about 4 or 5
months old. Deep golden with in-
jured foot which is healing nicely.
Found at 280th St near Hwy 27 in
Bransford. Call 386-935-2025.
We have many more kittens and
cats that are spayed or neutered,
wormed, Fel. luk tested, rabies
shots. Adoption $45.00
The Suwannee Valley Humane
Society depends on adoptions for
$45.00 which INCLUDES,
worm/feline availability of space.
Starting August 3, 2004, adoption
fees will be (leukemia)testing and
rabies shot. Please come and visit
us, our animals would love to meet
REMINDER: DO NOT LEAVE
PETS IN VEHICLES FOR ANY
LENGTH OF TIME DUE TO
THE HEAT AND
HUMIDITY. 0 .
Sell It Quick
.12B The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Friday, May 27, 2005
Friday, May 27, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 05-135-CA
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLD-
ERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
vs. NOTICE OF ACTION
General Household items will be sold at a garage sale at Greenville Mini Storage at the
corner of US 90 and US 221 in Greenville, FL on June 18th, 2005 at 9:00AM. The sale will
be for the merchandise belonging to : Sherry Roland and Verna Jones.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the undersigned,
Susan Marie Grimes, doing business as (dba) the firm name of Critter Sitter located at P.
0. Box 13, in the Town of Greenville, Madison County, Florida, intends to register said fic-
titious name under the provisions of the aforesaid Statute.
Dated at Madison, Florida this 27 day of May, in the year of 2005, AD.
/s/ Susan Marie Grimes
IN THE COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUDGE THOMAS J. KENNON, JR.
REGINA A. YOUNG, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
REGINA A. YOUNG; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF REGINA A. YOUNG; UN-
KNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF A 1992 BUICK,
NOTICE OF ACTION
Katherine J. Wagner
Route 4, Box 224
Greenville, FL 32331
Katherine J. Wagner
3521 38th Way South, Apt. B
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Katherine J. Wagner
2441 37th St., South
St Petersburg, FL 33711
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to forfeit your interest in the following property in
Madison County, Florida:
A 1992 Buick,'
Florida Tag No. V84YHQ
has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, on MARK S. DUNN, Assistant Attorney General, Petitioner's attorney, whose ad-
dress is The Capitol, Suite PL-01, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050, on or before June 30,
2005, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the
,relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
Dated May 12, 2005
TIM SANDERS, Clerk
Circuit and County Courts
By: Ramona Dickinson
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TO: REGINA A. YOUNG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGINA A. YOUNG,
Last known address: 500 S. HORRY STREET, MADISON, FL 32340
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against REGINA
A. YOUNG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGINA A. YOUNG and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
NORTH HALF OF LOT 257, BLOCK 45, TOWN OF MADISON (NOW
CITY OF MADISON), FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on Dinna Kawass,, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
951 N.E. 167th Street, Suite 204, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 either on or before June
25, 2005, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 16 day of May, 2005.
As Clerk of the Court
By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lis Pendens were sent to the defendant
and address named above.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than (7) days prior,
contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at.9049582163, PO BOX 1569,
LAKE CITY FL, 32056. If hearing impaired, contact (TDD) via Florida Relay System.
This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that pur-
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