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Our 140th Year. Number 40
Friday, August 5, 2005
M14adison, Florida 32340
Hospital CEO's Office Burglarized Multiple Times
By Jacob Bembry been burglarized three or four times in recent speak on the record for fear of reprisal, in case
Greene weeks. the person responsible for the burglaries had
Publishing, Inc. Each time, staff members searched the of- any influence on their employment status.
According to hos- fice to see if anything was missing. The only They also worried that the offices may be
pital staff members, thing that could not be found was an address bugged with a recording device.
the Madison County book, with private numbers of public and The only clue found, according to one
Memorial Hospital elected officials that CEO Bob Pugh kept. staff member, was a cigarette butt, which ap-
Bob Pugh CEO's office has Hospital staff members were afraid to peared to come off the bottom of a shoe.
By Jacob Bembry
Griten' Piish/iihninu. Inc.
The Sukjannee River W\a-
ter Management District iSR-
WMDi hosted a meeting Tues-
day evening with Pinetta area
residents wkho are concerned
with recent flooding.
Margaret Watson lost her
mobile home due to the flood-
ing, as the waters entered the
home. She has had to deal %w ith
water moccasins and alligators
on the property where the
deepest spot flooded Js 4C) feet
Questions \\ere posed to
the SRWMD and local busi-
nessman Kin Johnson. w.ho
owns Grass;, Pond. After John-
son houht Gra.,ss Pond, he
had to change the size of the
Please See Flooding. Page 15A
By NMike Moore
Grteni Publishiing. fin.
Due to recent federal man-
dates. Madison County will
need to purchase new EMS
and make changes to some of
its present pieces First Com-
munications Company, with
county ENIS director Juan
Botino. explained to board
members at Wednesdays s
meeting, that Madison ill
need to use LiHF Narrosw
Band. The county must be in
compliance by January 1.
Botino stated that he
should have grant funds of
about 533.000 available, but
would still need additional
money from the count\. Some-
\\ here between 't7,000-10.000J
%will still be needed for the pro-
ject. First Communications has
\worked w ith the count\ for
about 20 sear. Conmussioners
\\ill study the matter and \will
wait to find out the actual to-
please See County. Page 15A
"Inquiring Minds Want To Know....."
The Public Wants Answers
From Hospital Chairwoman Faye Todd
To Chairwoman Faye Todd of the Madison County Memorial Hospital Board:
These are questions not implications that are being asked by Madison County
citizens and others. Answering these questions by 5 p.m. Monday may help ease tensions.
They will be published on page 3 of the August 10. 2005 Madison County Carrier.
Chairwoman Todd, with the previous administrator Jim Gary. the hospital had owed
the county $500.000; the hospital was unable to recruit and keep good doctors: the staff
wasn't being paid as promised: and. the lawyer wanted to be paid in advance to put the
hospital into bankruptcy court. Now, as CEO. Bob Pugh has paid the county in full, we
have good doctors who support the hospital and Pugh; the staff is being paid and they, too,
support Bob Pugh. The hospital is no longer considered a band-aid station and. for the first
time in memory, there is money in the bank. There may be some things you don't under-
stand about Pugh. but unless you have a personal financial interest in the hospital going
bankrupt. why not lei Bob Pugh run the hospital in the financially sound way he is doing'?
Chairwoman Todd, your husband, Joe Todd. has made the statement that if he was
chairman. "I would fire Bob Pugh and every department head in that hospital. Now, this
is how it is done in the corporate world!" Chairwoman Todd, how much influence does
vout hLusband ha- oye.-i n' ou -rd \\oulxm in'i this action immediately close o-ur hospital?
Chiirwoman Todd, according' to the hospital by-law, if \ fiJi'ia1iggobsi i-
ruptcy. it could be sold. It may only bring $200,000-300,000. This is. pennies on-the dol-
lar. Chairwoman Todd. are you or have you ever discussed the possibility with architect
Bill\ Rutherford. Adolfo and Linda Dulay. both medical doctors, and perhaps others of
buying this hospital and building your own private hospital? And..if so, would it be locat-
ed on the present, site, along with the street and the block to the east? This would be con-
veniently located between the new location of the Madison County Community Bank
(which some bank board members could have an interest in) and the Dulays' office build-
ing. which would be a huge financial gain for them.
Chairwoman Todd. the secret meetings, which you have been holding, have 'brought
rise to these and many other questions. These meetings have also brought a shadow of
doubt across the people who serve on the board and their lawyer for allowing you to con-
tinue these closed and secret meetings.
Chairwoman Todd, it appears that you are obsessed with firing Bob Pugh. If this is a
fact, wvhy fire success'
Chairwoman Todd, do you have any information that could lead to the arrest and con-
viction of the person or persons who broke into the hospital CEO's office?
Chairwoman Faye Todd. the people await your answers. Thank you!
Lee Council Hears About
Threats, Noise, and Problem Neighbors
r By Mike Moore .
12.. '-- ."Lr .-'.._ -' "-- Greene Publishing, Inc.
Tim McCormick. left, and Kellh Walker, right. appeared at the
Lee Town Council meeting to discuss a problem they were having
with neighbors. They said that their complaints were not written
down by law officers. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Mike Moore,
Lee Town Council members
heard complaints Tuesday night from
two area residents about a long-run-
ning neighborhood situation. Citizens
Tim McCormick and Kelly Walker
said that for many months they had.
endured garbage in their yard, eggs
thrown at their house and car, threats,
stray dogs, and loud, profane distur-
bances from a nearby mobile home
park. They felt that when law en-
forcement officers _were called, com-
plaints were not written down in re-
When asked what the town could
do to help, manager Cheryl Ardham-
bault said officers \\ill be asked to en-
force a noise ordinance as well as one
prohibiting public profanity.
In other action, the council had a
second reading of- an ordinance pro-
viding for a zoning change from
RSF-1 to commercial for parcel
#1146. The measure died for lack of a
second. The property is south of Jiffy
There was a first reading of an
ordinance to amend the land use map.
Please See Lee, Page 15A
By Jacob Bembry and Mike Moore
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Madison County Health and Hospital
Board Chairwoman Faye Todd continues to
hold secret meetings.
While the meetings may
be legal. it still raises
questions about e hvy the
meetings should be pri-
%ate in the first place and
why MCMH CEO is be-
ing robbed of several of
the duties, required un-
der the hospital's by- Faye Todd
laws. to do his job. aye
Go%. Jeb Bush's office as well as the
Agency on Health Care Administration
(ACHA) hase been made a\%are of the veil
of secrecy behind the closed meetings of the se-
cret committee knossn as the Admmistrati\e
Review Committee at Madison County Memo-
rial Hospital. During telephone intervieMas on
Wednesday, August 3. the agencies told Greene
Publishing. Inc. that the matter is being investi-
On Tuesday evening, August 2. reporters
Jacob Bembry3 and Mike Moor6 sent into the
dining room at Madison County Memorial Hos-
pital. in search of a full meeting of the Madison
County Health and Hospital Board. When they
arrived. theN found tmo staff members who in-
formed them that there was a "med staff" meet-
ing that d'as taking place in there. Bembry went
down the hall and discovered that the board was
meeting in the hospital lobby's waiting room.
Bembry' went back and got Moore to come
v ith him to the room.
Both Bembry and Moore had their wagons
loaded on Tuesday evening. Bembry would
have to go to the Madison County School Board
meeting and then to a meeting betsseen Pinetta
area residents and the Suw\vannee River Water
Management District. Moore would have to go
to the high school to cover a Take Stock in
ChilPlease See Secret Meetings. Page 7A
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3 Sections, 52 Pages
Annie's M ailbox.... ............................. 13A
Around M adison................................ 5-7A
Chuf rch........................... ... .... .. ..8A
C lassifieds.......................................... 14A
Jail R eport............................................ 3A
NMadison County History.................... 12A
O bituaries............................................ 5A
Real Estate........................B Section
The Remote Guide.......................C Section
Step Back in Time................................13A
RL4LJL JL 2:,
2A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Friday, August 5, 2005
Those who would sway our
votes and our thoughts know,
Every small patch of
green with some sand traps is
a "championship golf course."
Each run-down wayside
This past week, we lost a good friend. Gail Tuttle had been
the receptionist at the newspaper for two years. I only knew her
for about, a year, but she was special to me. She and I shared
many of the same beliefs. She had a very strong Christian faith.
Gail was a warm person, with a warm smile and she loved
to laugh a lot. People would call and she would announce that
they were calling, with a giggle. She always had that giggle.
I miss Gail and the advice that she would give when I would
ask. Her advice was usually encouraging and it was always sen-
I'm glad that Gail did not have to suffer long after she be-
came ill. I'm even more glad that she is now at home with her
Heavenly Father. I know it's not easy for her family at this time,
and my heart and prayers are with them, but I want to tell them
what one of my best friends told me when my own mother died
in 1999: "You know where she's at right now, and I know that
you wouldn't bring her back here to a life of pain and suffering
for anything in the world."
\,.,. Guest Columnist ., ... : i
Be Wise With Credit Cards
Those small pieces of plastic you use for buying the things
you want can seem like a great way to increase your buying
power. Every time you use one, however, it increases your debt.
Credit can be a useful consumer tool as long as you don't over-
spend. Each time you charge, it adds to your credit history and
overuse of credit can have a negative on your ability to secure
The amount of credit you can possess is measured by the three
C's of credit; character, capacity and collateral. Character is
measured by your reputation for repaying loans and honoring
your obligations. Your ability to repay debts from current earn-
ings determines your capacity, and collateral is measured by the
possessions that could be sold to make good on promises to pay
in case you don't pay..
The use of credit can become a trap if you allow your spend-
ing to get out of control. Consumers need to have a good un-
derstanding of how their credit cards function and how to use
Not all credit is equal. Here is a list of tips Extension Fi-
nancial Specialists have compiled to help increase your knowl-
edge of credit.
Use of a credit card means you accept the terms under
which it was issued, even if no formal agreement has been
*. Read the terms! Be sure you understand before you use
Not all credit cards allow spreading payments over a pe-
riod, some are due upon receipt.
If the card states payment is due at a specified time from
the billing date, the "no interest" period begins the date the bill
If the payments are spread over a period, the entire
amount may become due if you miss one payment.
The issuer of the credit card may change the agreement at
The credit cardholder is responsible for all charges made
against the card until he notifies the issuer that his card has been
lost or stolen.
Credit cards issuers maintain close touch with credit bu-
reaus. Credit ratings may suffer if credit card accounts become
There is generally a charge for credit card service. This
may be reflected in initial fees, service charges or higher prices.
Credit cards can be a valuable convenience. Know the
terms and conditions of the cards you own and use. Cash can be
spent only once, a credit card can be used many times. Your
credit cards become a trap when you use them impulsively and
without regard for what you can afford. Goods and services
charged on a credit card have to be paid for at some time, usual-
ly in a thirty-day. period. Before you charge purchases to your
card, ask yourself if you will be able to face the reality of the bill
in thirty days.
For more information on managing debt and planned spend-
ing, contact the Madison County Extension Service.
Words are tools. Some are
sharper than others. Dull
words, like dull tools, do not
accomplish what they, are sup-
posed to do.
Adverisers and their agen-
cies know the power of words.
motel has an "Olympic swim-
A man who barely knows
what a wrench is, can be
called a "factory-trained me-
We have "corn-fed beef."
Is it important to me that the
steak or hamburger I eat did
not come from a cow who ate
grass, just corn?
People say "10 a.m. in
the morning." Really, What
else could 10 a.m. mean?
Then there are the words of
songs. Sometimes we pay no
attention to these. They can
be wonderful or very bad.
Think of the trite TV an-
nouncers and their limited,
vocabulary. The -'oung
freshman" played well. Are
there lots of "old freshmen"?
The "big offensive line-
man" blocked well. Are
there many "small offense e
linemen"? "There was good
blocking in front of the run-
ner." I see, blocking behind
the runner doesn't help much
Of course we have
"speedy running backs,"'
which is better than slow
running backs. And the
"sharp shooting basketball
guard." Oh, does the guy
who misses most of his shots
get to play? And basketball
has the "tall center." Really?
Not many 5' 10" men plaN in
It goes oi -"ATM ma-
chine" means automatic
teller machine machine.
An athlete who scores a
touchdown or hits a home
run is a "hero" and his effort
is "heroic" if he plays with
the pain of a sore finger.
Some of the most unhap-
py people are called "gays."
And instead, of speaking
of cutting the life from an
unborn baby, people speak of
"reproductive rights or pro-
choice." Those who would
save the babies are "anti-
choice or anti-abortion."
If a group speaks up
about a particular issue, its
opponents label it a "special
interest group." In reality,
everyone is part of some spe-
cial interest group. We may
be bird-watchers or Civil
War buffs or canoe lovers, or
football fans, or deer hunters,
or stamp collectors, or
square dancers, but we all,
have one or more interests.
Think about the words
of athletes and coaches as
they stare into the television
cameras. "We turned it up a
notch. And then we took it
to another level. But we are
taking them one game at a
time." Really deep. Impres-
sive. Words. So important
and so poorly used. And'
some of these people went
to college. Maybe they slept
through freshman English.
How about the words of
the Word, the Bible? How
about the words of the great
documents of our nation?
There are many great books
we could read to find enjoy-
ment and to better our-
.Let us get excited about
the right words, about using
our great language correctly.
The Bible says, "Your
words were found and I did
eat them." Digesting what
God says and making it a
part of ourselves is a pretty
Got the Word?
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In last week's Jail Report,
Michael Shane Smithie was listed
as being charged with "Burglary
of a structure." Smithie actually
filedfor criminal reiisit aon The
charge listed on the tepont filw.
the Mafdison C'.'nr' Jadil as
"'Bit'lani or a Storlec' i."
he Ginger Jar
Pen And Paper Are
Among Vital School Items
In preparation for school, most parents have purchased a
cartload of supplies such as pencils and pens, notebooks, fold-
ers, spiral-bounds, whiteout, and calculators. You did well! Your
child will need those items next week.
The pen and paper, in particular, \%wil help ) our child do bet-
ter in school than he has done previously. Even your Honor Roll
kid will benefit from proper application of these items. In short,
you have bought the goods; now see that the child uses them.
At school, we teachers 'find that students do indeed use up a
huge supply of paper and pens. They v. rite notes to their friends,
wrestle over love notes to that "someone special." practice forty
fancy ways to write their names, and decorate the airplanes they
have constructed They are using their school supplies.
How can you, the parent, encourage a more productive con-
sumption of these supplies? One simple home program will help
-your child put his paper and pen to better use. If you start now
(before school even starts) and continue this prog r m on a week-
ly basis, I guarantee that \our offspring's grades and test scores
Set aside one hour a week. No one answers the phone dur-
ing this hour. Clean off the dining table, and have the child bring
his paper and pen there. You bring a dictionary and/or The-
saurus, an envelope, and a stamp. Then ha\ e the child choose an.
adult friend or relati\ e he wants to contact. Have him write a let-
ter to that person, at least 100 %words long. After he writes the
first draft, have himi read it aloud to you. After correcting mis-
spellings, replacing low-level words w ith higher-level ones, and
smoothing out the phraseology, the student should %%rite the fi-
nal copy, making it neat and legible. Then he folds it, addresses
the envelope, and adds the stamp.
Just knowing that someone will read what he has \ written
will motivate your child to write intelligently. The recipient may
be your pastor, whom your child asks to assign a committee to
form a youth group in the church. Grandma may receive a letter
asking for her recipe for tea cakes. A single-mother neighbor
may get a letter in which your child offers to sit with her chil-
dren for an hour a week so she can go grocery shopping. Maybe
the child will write President Bush stating his views on the gov-
ernment's new energy bill. Thank you notes? Sure. The, possi-
bilities are limitless. If you engage in this exercise once a week,
your child will write 52 letters a year. You \\ill have spent
$1i8.24 on stamps (unless the price goes up) and about $5.00 on
envelopes (the kind you lick costs less than the self-stick ones).
You and your child will have experienced 52 hours of one-on-
one quality time. In addition, you will have exemplified adult
behavior if you pen a note at the same time.
The major result is that your child will learn to write. I
know; we teachers are supposed to instruct him in that art at
school. And we do. However, we cannot instruct a student who
is absent with an asthma attack. We cannot illustrate the skill for
the child in In School Suspension. We cannot teach while we're
outside waiting for the school to be cleared due to a bomb threat.
A number of causes may interfere with our teaching; however,
your w eekl) hour with one or all of your children can be sacro-
sanct and enormously successful.
Your child needs to know how to create good writing. The
home can be the incubator for this valuablee skill if parents will
build on what the child learns in school. This is a path toward
making a difference in your child's educational development. I
encourage you to begin within the next. 'eek setting this sug-
gestion into' practice. Your children will rise up and call you
blessed not now, but in the future \v hen the skill helps him feel
Paper, book bags, pencils, erasers -, es. students need those
at school. But one of the best things they can bring to school is
the cooperation and active commitment of their parents to aid in
the learning process. You do make a difference. Happ writing.
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of Retarded Citizens) had to end their contract with Big Bend Transit. Since then,
they have purchased their own vans and transport clients themselves.
We asked a few of their employees,
"How is the new transportation system working out for PDS?"
woki .e Tim wescoat:
"It' working out ver. good. One of the main things clients
have expressed to me is that there are no labels identifying
,A- them as handicapped. This niakes them feel really good."
-: -_.-- It seem 1to be \ orkln, ,reat. The clients seem to like it."
"A,s far as I know, it's working out good."
( "'Tihe\ like it :a lot better. It makes it a lot better \ ith the
/ clients getting to knot\ the people the\ are w\oi king withh"
"It's fantastic. It's worked remraikablvy well. There', been no dov.n time,
thanks to Robinson Motors. WVe've installed a transportation
phone line, 973-VANS so the clients can call \when the\ have
to cancel or die\ need a ride. Fortmnatel.. \\e'"e had no ac-
cidents It's been a win-win situation for everyone." '
', 'A Chan Rains:
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* Stays in contact %with all \en-
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* Handles any conflicts that may
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dings of friends and family.
Ho\% much they charge. Some will charge by the hour, some
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wedding budget. Ask if they receive commissions or referral fees
from vendors. If they do, this could be a sign of %\here their lo\ -
alty lies. A\oid choosing a coordinator who may pressure you to
use particular vendors.
What happens in the event they are unable to make it to the
wedding. Sometimes things happen and the coordinator may not
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Ho%% many weddings they attend in one day. Avoid choos-
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could run into scheduling conflicts.
What other services they provide. Coordinating should be
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Friday, August 5, 2005
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 5A
Agnes Andrew Jones, age
88, died Sunday, July 31,
2005, in Tallahassee.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at
Beggs Funeral Home Madison
Chapel in Madison and burial
followed n the Evergreen
Cemetery in Greenville. Visi-
tation was held Monday at the
She was born in Madison
County and had lived in Ocala
for 20 years before moving
back to Greenville in 1950.
She was a owner and operator
of a Restaurant and Dry Clean-
ers in Greenville for many
years. ,She was a member of
the Greenville Baptist Church
in Greenville. She was also a
Foster Care Worker and mem-
ber of Greenville Sr. Citizens.
She is survived by one
brother, Sim Andrews of
Madison; two sisters, Henri
Tuten of Madison and Inez A.
Cone of Perry; and a host 'of
nieces and nephews.
I Socia Jllo
: : I
Jerr) "Chico" Walker
O'Quinn. age 40. passed
away suddenly\ at his home
on SaturdaN. Jul\ 30. 2005.
Funeral services were
held Wednesda\. August 3.
2005. at 10.311 a.n at Beggs
Funeral home Madison
Chapel. \ith burial at
Hopew\ell Baptist Church
CemeterN. The family\ re-
cei\ed friends at Beggs
Chapel on Tuesda\. August 2.
He is sur\i\ed b h'us
mother. Estelle Walker Ra-
gans of Madison: a brother,
James F. O'Qumn. and his
companion. Melissa of Madi-
son: a son, Jke O'Quinn of
Live Oak: his companion and
soul mate, Theresa Shaw of
Madison: ,mo step daughters,
Christy Crosb\ and husband.
Shaw n of Bo\ nton Beach and
Am\ Mood\ of Madison:
three speciall grandchildren.
Haile\. Kelle\ and Elijah;
one aunt. NMargaret Baile\ of
Madison: four first cousins.
Don Baile\ of Madison. Jeff
BaileN of Lee. tom Bailey of
Ne\w Port Riche\ and Debbie
Thompson of Lee. and a host
of other friend' -ind I>lattI[ ,,
Otis F., Revels, age 76,
died Monday, August 1, 2005,
in Madison. Funeral services
were on Thursday, August 4,,
2005, at Midway Baptist
Church in Lee with burial fol-
lowing at Midway Cemetery.
The family received friends on
Wednesday, August 3, 2005, at
Beggs Funeral Home Madison
He was born in Gilchrist
County and had lived in Cross
City before moving to Madi-
son in 1970. He was a heavy
equipment operator for Ander-
son Columbia Paving. He was,
an Army Veteran during the
Korean War and a member of
the American Legion Cherry
Lake Post. He loved hunting,
fishing and children. He was a
member of Midway Baptist
He is survived by his wife,
Frances Revels of Madison;
two sons, Vince Revels and
Steven Revels, both of Madi-
son; two daughters, Karen
Baker of Colbert, GA and Lisa
Dom of Niceville; one brother,
Charles Revels of Madison;
five sisters, Margaret Thomas,
Wanda Williams, and Sandy
Walker, all of Lee, Pat Holmes
of Live Oak and Maxine Hand
of Keaton Beach; seven grand-
children and one great grand-
.:- > ^ i; \ /, _ i) .. :- .- ,--, **
The Daughters of Faith will be celebrating their 10th An-
niversary. They are asking all choirs, groups, soloist and every-
one to come and be blessed. It will be at St. James M.B. Church
at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Sis. Carrie Gavins at
The Annual Reunion of the Millinor families and their de-
sendants Joe, Tom and Rob will meet at the Madison County
Country Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come, bring a dish and
Fellowship Baptist Church will be hosting a Family' and
Friends Day Country-Wide Church "Cook-off" at the Cherry
Lake 4-H Camp. The fun will start at 8 a.m. and go on until 5
p.m. There will be entertainment, games, speakers and door
prizes throughout the day! For more information, contact Don-
ny Salter at 971-4239 or Kevin Parker at 929-4541.
Mattie Kelley Burns,
age 95. passed awaN on
Thursda.i Julh 28. 2005. in
Funeral ser ices were
Sunday, JuIl 31. 2005. at
Hopewell Baptist Church in
Madison %with burial follow-
ing at San Pedro Cemeter- in
Madison. The fanuly re-
ceived friends at Beggs
Chapel on SarurdaN. July 30.
She \\as born in Madison
Count\ on October 5. 1909.
the daughter of the late
George Washington Kelley
and Man Lantie Moore Kel-
lev. She had lied in Madison
all her life. She '-as a home-
maker and a member of
Hope\\ell Baptist Church.
She is surt ied by two
sons. TH. Bums and wife.
Rosalee., of Lil e Oak and Jim-
m\ Bums and \\ ife, Cindy. of
high Springs;: a daughter-in-
law. Mary Ann burns of Madi-
son: and a sister. Bernice
Brown of Madison. She has
She %w as preceded in
death by her husband. Kater
E. Bums. Sr., a son. Kater R.
"Junior" Burns: a daughter,
Norma Jean Burns: a grand-
dtaughier. Kelli Burn-s: and a
lrealt crainddCLi.L 'hteil .Jenn
Elizabeth Gail Crosby
Tuttle, 65, of Brevard, NC,
went to be with her Heavenly
Father- Saturday, July 31,
2005, in her home after a short
illness with cancer.
She was born on June 14,
1940, in Homestead, Florida,
she was the only daughter of
the late Dewitt Wilson Crosby
and Mary Crosby.
In her time in Brevard, she,
had two businesses: "Patches
& Lace", later to be called
"The Purple Button", where
she preformed alterations and
made creative, clothing and
home d6cor. ,She was a very
talented and creative seam-
stress who enjoyed creating
one of a kind wearable art.
She is surti'ed by her
husband, Terry J. Tuttle; four
children, Laurie D. Richard-
son Haley of Gatlinburg, TN,
David D. Richardson of
Homestead, Toby J. Richard-
son of Homestead, Jamie A.
Tuttle of Raleigh, NC; and six
grandchildren, Mark Kovac,
Elizabeth, Trevor, Cole and
Walker Richardson, and
A memorial will,be held
in Brevard, NC, Friday, Au-
gust 5, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at
Fellowship Church on 1020
A second memorial will
he held in Homestead, Mon-,
day. August .8-,2005. Family
will receive visitors from 7:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Redland"
Church of the Nazarene at
22755 SW 177 Avenue.
The Greene family, along
with her co-workers at Greene
Publishing, Inc., wish to ex-
tend our heartfelt sorrow at the
loss of this dear friend.
Gail was employed at
Greene Publishing,. Inc. from,
November 2001 until Novem-
ber 2003. She was the recep-
tionist and a columnist. who
continued to write her column.
"Relections From Blue Hol-
low,". for .the Madison Enter-
prise-Recorder after she had!
moved to North Carolina.
Gail was ,a wonderful
woman who touched the lives
of all she met. We will miss
her as we share our memories.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Friday, August 5, 2005
Each week, the Madison
Enterprise-Recorder is fea-
turing a spotlight on Person-
nel Development Services
(formerly the Madison-Jef-
ferson Association of Retard-
ed Citizens) and MCHS's
ESE transition program.
Ordinarily, this newspa-
per runs spotlights on clients
of Personnel Development
Services (formerly the Associ-
ation of Retarded Citizens).
This week, we are letting Ash-
ley Bell, a volunteer at PDS,
tell ,her story in her own
words about her experiences
at the agency that helps citi-
zens with disabilities.
By Ashley Bell
This summer, I was a vol-
unteer for Personnel Devel-
opment Services (formerly
ARC) in Madison. They are a
non-profit organization that
assists citizens with disabili-
ties in their everyday lives.
They are located in a small
office and the workers are
dedicated to their consumers.
Let me elaborate, workers at
ARC/PDS focus a lot of time
on people with disabilities
strengths instead of their
weaknesses, so that they can
become productive members
of the community. And to
completely coler the job de-
scription, they are always on
call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. Although these people
are what you would call su-
perheroes, the support of the
community is greatly appreci-
ated and needed.
At first I will admit, I was
somewhat intimidated, but af-
ter only a day, I was com-
pletely .at ease. The people
here at ARC/PDS, workers
and consumers alike, are
some of the most genuine
people I have ever met. The)
were all welcoming and treat-
ed me as if I had worked there
since the beginning. In fact.
the only shocking thing about
my experience is that I was
the first volunteer they have
ever had and the ARC/PDS
has been an establishment
since 1975! I was glad to be
the first at something, but I
was kind of wishing it would
be the first woman President
I am applying for the
To Be Held At
Bright Futures Scholarship to
attend FSU in 2007/2008. I
will be double majoring in
Fashion Design and Fashion
Merchandising. To qualify for
the scholarship I had to com-
plete 75 hours of community
service, which most -scholar-
ships require. I fulfilled my
hours at ARC/PDS. I believe
that they are one of the best
places to volunteer at. Most
of the tasks you would per-
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would include answering the
phones. conving Daners. fax-
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interested, give them a call at
973-4614. Trust me; it will be
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dren dinner and then go to the Lee To\\ n Council meeting
S When thereporting tandem got to the %\ aiding room. the door was open. In theroom %%ere the
board's attorney Cary Hardee. Faye Todd, the hospital board'. chairvioman. board member Tom
Stone and board member Shirley Joseph. Todd thanked the men for coming but told them that the)
Would have to leave.
I At the time. NIMCMH CEO Bob Pugh was also in the room. He was late told to get out of the
Bembry questioned what Florida law prevented them from attending the meeting.
Hardee pointed out that Chapter 395 of the Florida Statutes was on the door. Bembry re-
quested a copy of the statute and Hardee pulled one out of his briefcase and handed it to him. Part
of the statute reads "the meetings of the governing board of a private corporation are exempt from
s. 286.011 and s.24 (b), Art. I of the State Constitution when the public lessor complies with the
public finance accountability provisions of s. 155.40 (5 i\'ith respect to the transfer of any publicc:
funds to the private lessee." "
Bembrn and Moore left the meeting.
The next day, Bembry obtained a copy of the hospital's bylaws. He discovered that there were
at least three violations of the board's own bylaws by the secret committee that directly affect the
CEO of the hospital.
The first violation is under Section 5.12 (i) which says that the CEO should attend meetings
of the board and serve as an "E\ Officio" member on the board's committees. This % would include
the secret Administrative Re%\ie\ Committee.
T, he second \ iolation (Section 5.12 (m))is that the CEO should be there to keep minutes of all
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S- Pugh is supposed to attest to all official acts of the Board of Directors (Section 5.12 (p)). If
he is not allowed to be in the meetings, how can he, attest to an\ act the board may do?
Even if there are no laws being \ violated, \\hi does the committee continue to meet in secret?
Why are they not being open with the public? Do they have something to hide? The taxpayers
: \ ant' to kno\.
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ness never does." He was so
right. Readiness is something
that each of us must bring
Copyright 2005 Dale Carnegie & Assoc., Inc.
NFCC, Greene Publishing,
and Chamber of Commerce To
Sponsor Carnegie Course
Morris Steen. President of North Florida Commumnitt College. Emerald KJnsleN. Publisher
of Greene Publishing, Inc..-and Paula Arnold. PresidenL'CEO of The Madison Counts Chamber
of Commerce, announced that they will partner together to co-sponsor the v.orld-tanmous Dale
Carnegie Course' soon to begin in Madison. "We are bringing this renow ned training program
to our community because we feel it is in the interest of the general public and the business
coinmunity," Steen said. "We have an ongoing conmutment to contribute to furthering an at-
mosphere of continuous improvement and leadership development in our community. 'Dale
Carnegie Training' has a reputation of really making a positive difference in the business and
'personal lives of men and women." Arnold added. "which is \hy companies globall.. as \\ell
as man) companies here in Madison and throughout North Florida. use Dale Carnegie Trauning
to improve performance and develop leaders within their organizations."
According to Kinsley, during the forming of the class here. this newspaper v.ill publish a
series of feature articles by Mike Rothenberger, Staff Representative of Dale Carnegie and As-
sociates, Inc.. New York. The series is entitled. "I Will Piepare Myself." The articles \, ill ap-
pear Tuesday and Friday for the next 4 weeks.
The organization of this class will be under the direction of F H. IBuddyi Folkner, 11.
Folkner represents Folkner Training Associates, Inc. of Jacksonmille. Florida \\ho offers the
course in the area.
"The Dale Carnegie Course"'. for over 93 years, has been helping men and women to li\e
happier, richer. and more successful hives through the discovery and development of their hid-
den talents and potential abilities." Folkner said. "such as the development of greater self-con-
fidence, a keen memory and more effective tools for communication." He 'went on to sa\ that
many companies use the training to improve their team performance by reducing coimmunica-
tion problems, strengthening their leader's understanding of how to effectively gain coopera-
'tion from people, control and reduce stress and worry in the w\\orkplace and at home. as %\ell as
to strengthen organizational skills by improving their memorN for facts and information. Folkin-
er reported that the Dale Carnegie Course', during its 93 \ears of operation. has graduated o% er
6 million men and women and the course is offered in all fifty states anrd in over 70 countries.
Anyone who is interested in more information about the Dale Carnegie Course: maN con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at 973-2788 or call 1-800-733- 1001.
then we too may be moti\ ated
to firmly resolve, as did the
immortal Lincoln: "Iwill pre-
pare myself and some day my
time will comet" .
.For information on the
upcoming Dale Carnegie
Course'- please contact. The
Chamber of Commerce at
, A. .
We have all heard the sto-
r- of the lad who was born in
Kentucky nearly two cen-
turies ago. He spent his youth
in poverty. When he was
about seven years of age his
family moved to Indiana,
\ here, for the first year, they
lived in a three sided shed. A
buffalo skin was hung across
the open side to keep out the-
sleet and snow. His ,formal
education amounted to a total
of about one year. He learned
to write, using an old wooden
shovel for a slate. and a
charred twig served as his.
One day he bought a bar-
rel of junk for fifty cents. As
lie bro sed through the barrel
he found a couple of old lax%
books. Even though his edu-
cation. \,as limited. ;he began
to read and to, study law. He
became intensely interested.
In the evening he read b\ the
light of the crackling flames
in the fireplace, and in the ear-
l morning hours he read by
the light that shone through
the cracks between the logs of
his modest cabin. He made a
steadfast resolution. He said.
"I till prepare myself and
some day my time %\ ill come."
It is said that he often walked
as far as fifty miles to get his
hands on a book that he hadn't
read. He didn't have the pub-
lic library downtown, on the
corner, as we have today. But
an avid reader, his resolution
dominated his mind, "I will
prepare myself and some day
my time will come."
When he was in his early
mtenties he moved to New
Salem, Illinois, Awhere he
worked in the Post Office and
in a general store. But he' nev-
er lost sight of his goal. He
persistently kept on preparing
himself and his time did
come:. He became the 16th
President of the United States.
Because of his keen insight,.
his profound character and his
compassion for humanity, he
endeared himself to the hearts-
of countless thousands of peo-
ple throughout the %world. His
remains no'w% rest in a magnif-
icent tomb. in a beautiful
cemeterN, in Springfield. Illi-
nois.,. Hundreds of people
from around the wIorld go
there to visit the place each
year. His name will always
appear high on the list of the'
immortals and, of course, we
know that his name was Abra-
"This story of success
against great, odds should be
an eternal- source' of inspira-z
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don't; aspire to be President,
but most of us ,would really
like to make more of our lives
than we have. The opportuni-
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now than it was in his day.
But it requires something of
us. Do we have the desire?
Do we possess the tenacity to
prepare ourselves, to search
out and discover some of our
hidden talents and potential
abilities, to develop them to
the extent that they will en-
able us to achieve? So many
of us are inclined to sit back
and wait for opportunity to
knock. But, .have we
equipped ourselves to even
recognize the opportunity and
then to make good use of it?
It was Samuel Rayburn,
Speaker of the House of Rep-
resentatives for so many
years, who said, "Readiness
for opportunity makes for suc-
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Friday, August 5, 2005
HapenigsAt ad onFl~ ats
By Nell Dobbs
A recent sign "Example is a Language Anyone Can,
Read." Another saying: Actions speak Louder Than Words. II
Timothy 2:15 "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the
Psalm 111:10 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wis-
dom: a good understanding have all they that do his command-
ments; his praise endureth for ever." And there are many other
such Scriptures we need to read and heed.
School is beginning soon and has begun already for some
and we'd pray earnestly for students of every age and stage that
they will take advantage of every opportunity and privilege to
be wise and study and learn and live as they should. Likewise
we'll pray for all leaders, teachers, and workers wisdom and
safety for all.
The youth were blessed to, attend camp at Gulf Shores. Al-
abama. Help them always.
One of the best Sunday School lessons ever about w ork-
ing for God as we realize we are saved by God's grace through
By Vicki Howveron
First United Methodist Church
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten
Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but haIve
everlasting life. (John 3:16)
...About those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer...well,
where were they- and how did the "others" fly by so fast? Those
are the questions most of us seem to contemplate as we get'
ready for the opening of schools, football season, and the other
wonderful things that late summer and early fall always bring.:
Christmas must not be too too far a%%aN, but %we shall consider
that another day!
The United Methodist Women of The First United
Methodist Church Madison, Florida, will have their general
meeting on Monday, August 8,2005, in the Fellowship Hall.
'Jackie Johnson will be the speaker. She will be sharing very spe-
cial parts of the rich history of this church which includes 175
years of loving service to our community and to many other
parts of our world. Jackie is the chairperson for the 175th an-
niversary celebration which will be held at our church on Sep-
tember 25. 2005. The Dickinson-Williamson Circle will be
faith in Christ and not by our works. We are to work in order
to live and everyone is to work in order eat, too. We are not to
be weary in well doing.
Beautiful flowers w ere placed in church Sunday by Joe and
Suzanne Peavy in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Peavy; in honor of their 58th wedding anniversary (sorry I
failed to mention them as great-grandparents, too) and in hon-
or. of their great nephew Parker Luke Copeland. Lil Parker,
born July 26 to Jennifer and Walter, has brought such joy to his
family!!! Bless each of them and all of them.
Debbie Bass blessed us (as. always) as she sang "Word of
God, Speak to Me." Chancel Choir sang, "Jesus is Coming
Soon." Another great message about Jesus being the,"only"
way. Kristen Finney, was baptized, gave a great testimony'
telling how "Awana" and other activities of church led her to
accepting Jesus as her Sa\ iour and Preacher used that as part of
So niany ill among us... Ernest Page back in Madison hos-
,pital \with pneumonia after a short time at Dowling Park: Jim-
my Register at TMH: Otis Revels very ill at Lake Park: Lois St.
hostess circle for the August U.M.W. luncheon meeting. All of
the ladies of Madison are invited to join our United Methodist
Women's group. We encourage all women to be a part of our
The "55 Plus Club" will meet on September 14. 2005. at the
United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center. Jim Stanley
will present the program. He is the Emergency Response Coor-
dinator for Madison County. Lunch will be served. This group
\ ill not meet during the month of August.
Hurricane Dennis caused much suffering in our Cuba
churches. Eight of our United Methodist Churches received the
brunt of this devastation. In response, a special agency has been
formed by UMCOR. Our gifts are needed to help the many suf-
fering people in Cuba as well as those in Haiti. Please place your
donations in the offering and mark Cuba or Haiti in the memo.,
Our own Dr. Randy Nlickler is the author of a new book.
"Keep the Faith Anmerica is the title of this inspiring book.
Randy is part of the great heritage of faith that continues to be
passed down for 175 years right here at First United Methodist
Church in Madison. Mrs. Lucille Cherry, has several copies of
this great book in her bookstore. She will be happy to re-order.
John not doing well: Eddie Ritchie didn't know he had a bro-
ken leg. Hettie and Gordon Selman neither well; Bailey Stew-
art; Paul Agner. ha% ing open heart surgery on Wednesday at VA
Shands; and all other ill ones manN.
A miracle for Little Morgan Robinson. Thankful for obser-
vant Kel (Putnal) in NurserN who noticed she didn't eai and
went for her mother to Perry Hospital to Shands, where part
of her intestine was diseased and removed her appendix."
Another miracle ... Allen and Emily Galbraith's little
Cross, eight months, got a small piece of plastic wedged in his
throat, to Perry Hospital. TMH. and Shands all's well thank
Prayers for the family of Mrs. Rachel Jackson in her death
her Sharnitie and friend %were in morning church. Also
prayers for the family of Drexel Agner in Perry on their loss.
Great Fifth SundaN Night Sing and ice cream afterwards.
May the Lord help us pra$ for key leaders in our church,
especially younger ones w\ho will assume leadership in the fu-
rture and also that all of us w ill continually seek to honor Jesus
in our daily %work and talk. Amen!
CATCH THE SPIRIT
Randy is Senior Pastor of NMt. Bethel United Methodist Church
in Marietta. Georgia.
Please come and visit us at the yellow- brick church in the
friendliest community in the nation! Pray for all of our church-
es % ho keep the faith and encourage others to do the same! Re-
member to pray for our heroes-the men and women who serve
in the armed forces all oier the world.
For God so loed the world...He gave...and keeps on giving
us his LOVE!
We are so blessed !
Family and Friends Day:
Fellowship Baptist Wide Church "Cook-offt on
rch will be hosting a Fam- August 6. 2005 at the Cherry
nd Friends Day County- Lake 4-H Camp. The fun will
s at 8 a.m. and go on until 5
S- There w ill be entertain-
1, r games. speakers and
door prizes throughout the
For more information.
contact Donny Salter at 971-
4239 or Kevin Parker at 929-
BARBARA MEMORIAL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
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FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Onte mile north of Madisonl on. 145.
Steve M cHargue. Pastor
(Ctty Gaylay, Music Direct6tr
Jackit Witts, Student Pastor
Youth & Children's Mitnstries,.
Active lllitung \dult MNIiri r -
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FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
1113 Sk Pinckncy St., Madison F1. 323404)
Pastor (eorge Stinsonl
Morning Worship 11:00 a.ma.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Pastor George Stinson iniltes you t come and enjoy Gods Blessings.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Since 30 4)
S worry at Rutledge St., Phone 973.6295
Rev. Lete Monlroe erDon, O.S.I,.
Brian Sanderson, Youth Pastor
Jim (Catron, Lay Leader
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771 %1. Colin Kell> Hij., Madison, FL.
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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
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N~aliay ieta:&AWednesday Pia
I called tonight
To talk a little while.
I need a friend who'll listen
To my anxiety and trial.
You see, I can't quite make it
Through a day just on
my ow n...
I need your love to guide me,
So I'll never feel alone.
I ant to ask you
please to keep
My family safe and sound.
Come and fill their lies
For whatever fate
Give me faith, dear God,
Each hour throughout the day,
And not to worry over things
I can't change in any way.
I thank you God for
And listening to my call,
For giving me such
When I stumble and fall.
Your number, God,
is the only one
That answers every time.
I never get a busy signal,
Never had to pay a dime.
So thank you, God,
To my troubles and my sorrow
Good night, God,
I love You too,
And I'll call again tomorrow!
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Friday, August 5, 2005
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Terry Bishop serves the delicious food at the recent coolkioutl held at Madison County
High School. iGrecne Publishing, Inc. Photo by Mike Moore, August 2, 2005)
FCA And Cowb
MCHS players and coaches enjoyed a cookout last Tuesday, served by the local FCA'
representatives. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Mike Moore. August 2, 2005)
Ss35Team U As
High Sc ooI ootba ll Beins
Daniel Choice, Ashley McQuaN, and R.an Brennan are
shown eating before the FCA meetings and practice. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Mike Moore, August 2. 2005)
By Mike Moore
Greene Publishi, m I. In,:.
Two \ ,In ring teams are at
work at Madison County High
School. The Cowboy .,otbal
team began workouts Moncayi
with hopes of arnothet state ti-
nle run. The football players
and coaching staff were joined
by local represenriiti't;es t the
Fellov ship *f ( Chritlrian Atli-
letes i FCAj.
rhe FC.\ people \ 111 meet
with players fior ,llsiu-Sio".uns ir,
"huddle groups" ,lulrinig spe-
cial times irn pre-seasonr wi. ik-
outs. Players. coaches. and
FCA reps Joined together f,.r a.
w .- :
About 100 varsity and junior varsity football players
* participated in the lunch, meetings, and practice. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Mike Moore, August 2, 2005)
"\Ve w\ ill speak to players.
shii:' ides, and try to be a
o.d influence." said Preston
GailneC,. Gainel is serving as
FCA team cliaplain. He is also
senior pastor of Hope well
Baptist Church in Madison.
Se'erjI! other area pastors % ill
* Fite.-peed tror.niTiss'.n iLih aoutaotic clutch,
two speed nubtran ns9oril and ieN crse
* Four stIrlf engle n Il/h tour ih/ic cl tinder head iuned
or strong accilertcalri aond abundant hlOiqur
* Suzuk mAd anced C..ling Sj stem i'.CS.C) en ine
oil c l ing a h fci'or inruistleJ oil c. clr and
theirrtstal conrleio cooling lan helps cool
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SUZUI. %.- ..
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Suzuki of Valdosta
3937A Bemiss Road
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Local pastor, Preston
Gainey, serves as FCA chap-
lain for the Cowboys.
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Mike Moore, Au-
gust 2, 2005)
address the football players
this week. With both varsity
and junior \arsity teams in-
volved in the football and
The team worked out in
shorts to begin the week. but
the pads went on Thursday.
NICHS is coming off a 12-1
season in 2004.
MCHS players enjoyed the noon-time meal sponsored:
by the FCA. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Mike Moore,-
August 2, 2005)
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MADISON COUNTY HISTORY
Friday, August 5, 2005
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The Courthouse is an important
On the first floor are the offices of
the sheriff, clerk of court, and others.
The second floor has the courtroom.
iur\ rooms, and judges' chambers.
Due to space restrictions. several
county offices are located in a remod-
eled building across the street from
the courthouse. This facility known
as the courthouse anne\. houses the
county commission chambers, super-
\isior of elections, emergency man-
agement property appraiser's'office,
and counts manager.
The first sessions of the count\
court were held in the home of Mrs.
Elizabeth Carter, a widowv. Soon a log
courthousee ,was built with one room
':. boasting a fireplace at the end. The
New Oakland Church is now\ located
", on the site.
A blockhouse, where the cit\ park
is now\ located. \ as built for use in the
Seminole Indian War, and also used as
a courthouse. At one time. the county
seat was in an area called San Pedro,
about eight miles south of the city of
Madison. A post office was estab-
lished in 1839 in Madison and the
town began to be called Madison
Court House. By 1838. the county;i.
seat had been moved from San Pedro.
to Madison, "for health-reasons." No% :
one is sure whether this statement re-
ferred to mosquitoes o warlike Indi
,, ans in the,area. ,4, .,
.... .A frame courthouse wvas. built i .
the earl\ 184-0s at the location w here
the old Stone Fox restaurant was.
Early community events were;.
held at the courthouse. since it be .
came one of the most important build-',
ings in ton.
Madison County -,as created as
one of the early political subdivisions
of the State of Florida its creation
ha,,ing occurred on December 26,
1827. The original boundaries of
Madison County and the area. which
it then encompassed, included the pre-
sent counties of Madison. Taylor,
Lafayette and Dixie. .When it was cre-
ated. Madison Count encompassed:a
geographical area extending from t6ec
Georgia line on the North to the GyL.
of Mexico and the entire area between
the Suwannee Rivep and the Aucilla
The need for a'permanent court-
house site was early recognized, and
the area on which tl present Nladig.
County Courthouss situated %\as
elected as the site for the seat of couai
ty government anfd, the location "'f
Madison County's. initial permanent
Prior to statehood. while Florida
was still a territory, in 1838. a tract of
160 acres of land "as deeded to the
"County Court of the Count\ of Madi-
The Madison County Courthouse, built between 1912-1914, was renovated in the 1990s.
(Greene Publishing, Inc.-Photo by Mike Moore, August 1, 2005)
The Madison County Courthouse is well-landscaped with shrubs and palms. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Mike Moore, August 1, 20051
son" then a territorial court not to be
confused with its present-day count\
court. This tract %%as composed of four
"forties" and the common point where
the "forties" joined the center of the
tract w\as and is located as the North-
west Corner of the block upon which
the present courthouse is situated.
Therefore. the present Madison Court-
house building is situated on the exact
same area that its t\\o predecessor
buildings were located.
This area and the location of
the present courthouse ha\e been and
have continued as the seat of gomern-
ment for Madison County since the
1830's. Actual government activities
were conducted on'this site prior to the
erection of the first crudely construct-
ed building to serve as a courthouse.
.The present Madison: County
Courthouse was constructed during the
1912-1914 period, following the de-
struction by fire of its predecessor
building. Fortunately, the bulk of the '
county records. including all of the
land record books, were not destroyed
in the fire at the then existing court- .
house building. These records, price-
less in .their historical significance to
the te 'torial and early statehood peri-
ods oflorida. are now housed almost
in theta entirety in the present court-
he contract for the new court-
house 'as let in October. 1913. The
cost whs to be $56.485. The steam
heatin fixtures were an additional
$1,50o6n impressive ceremony took
place wien the cornerstone %as. laid.
The fe sivities included an airship, a
balloon",a parachute jump. and a bar-
The condition of the court-
house bIthe 1990s, did not lend itself
to the p-oper maintenance and preser-
vation of these historical records. In
the late 1990s, the county received a
grant to restore and renovate the cour-
The restoration of the court-
house included adequate measures to
include the continued preservation of
such records, which covered during
the early 'periods the records for the
land areas of present-day Madison.
Taylor. Lafayette ad Dixie Counties.
The courthouse, together with
the city park located across the high-
way, serves as the hub of the City o.f
Madison anid Madison County. The
imposing .presence. with the broad en-
trance staifi and columned facades on
two sides,symbolizes the strength and
openness .county government. The
courthouse& is complemented by the
old water t&6er, called the standpipe,
erected inA.894 and believed to be the
only one s;tfstanding in Florida. The
landscaped grounds are used for nu-
The Courthouse is truly the focal
point of the county.
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The Madison Enterprise-Recorder of No\'ember 29. 1912. reported that the count\ court- 41
house had been destroyed by fire. The blaze was discovered about 1:00 a m. on Tuesday, No-
The ruined structure had been built in IS81 after a previous building ,,as also destroyed bi -..F-
Cause of the fire was not known. The newspaper said that through "'the heroic efforts of sev-
eral present, all the important records were sa'%ed.
A mass meeting \%as held at the courthouse on the previous night. The meeting had been
called to discuss the illegal sale of liquor in the count,. No one knew for sure, but perhaps there
was some connection between the meeting and the fire. such as a cigar being dropped.
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Friday, August 5, 2005 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 1 3A
August 5, 1955 Edition
f Two By Tuesday
Business is booming at the Madison tobacco market.
It is estimated that there will be two million pounds of to-
bacco sold in the market by this coming Tuesday. To-
bacco is coming in from around the area, as well as from
afar, like Jackson County, Georgia.
King Cotton Has Arrived
The first bales of cotton of the season are being
ginned this Thursday afternoon at the J. C. Burnette cot-
ton gin in Madison. The cotton, somewhat late this year,
-)is opening fast.
Church and Cemetery Cleaning
Hopewell Baptist Church will have a Church clean-
ing and Cemetery Cleaning on Thursday, August 18th.
Everyone interested in helping is invited to come out.
August 6, 1965 Edition
Mrs. J. G. Ashley returned Sunday August 1, from a
tour of Europe. She went with a part of friends from
Lake City, including her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs.
The sales paper for Winn-Dixie this week include the
following deals: two dozen large eggs for 85 cents;
smoked hams for 49 cents per pound; and t-bon, sirloin or
boneless round steaks are all just 98 cents per pound.
H. L. Giddens is the new manager of Madison's
Winn-Dixie, succeeding Roy Greene. Giddens was the
former manager of the Lake City store. Greene has been
transferred to the Lake City store.
August 8, 1975 Edition
New Law Addition
There is a new lawyer in town. David E. Bembry, a
native of Hamilton County and a 1973 graduate of FSU
Law School is now an associate of Davis, Browning and
Hardee in Madison.
President John Maxwell of the Madison Rotary Club
had guests present at the Wednesday meeting. At the
meeting was Phil Maxwell of Jacksonville, John's father,
and Bob Anderson of Arizona, John's uncle.
Gardens of Beauty
The Madison Garden Club has awarded recognition 40
to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Russell and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sey-
mour for having the Gardens of the Month in the city and
August 9, 1985 Edition
For the week of July 31 through August 6, the total
rainfall for the area was .91 inches. The temperatures ,-
were moderate with highs between 85 and 90 degrees anC
lows going down between 67 and 73 degrees.
Hospital Wants Ambulance Service
At Wednesday's meeting of the County Commission,
a representative from the Hospital Administration ap-
peared to propose that the hospital take over operation of.
the Madison County Ambulance Service.
Miss Jean's New Home
Miss Jean's Kindergarten and Day Care, directed by
Jean Coody and Billie Jean Fuqua, is really excited about
their new home at 508 N. Washington St. They will now
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Almanac was printed in Philadelphia and
published by Richard Saunders, a pen name
for Benjamin Franklin.
In 1817, a Beethoven symphony was
performed for the first time in America
in Lexington, Kentucky
In 1978, the coffin holding the body of recently
deceased comic genius Charlie Chaplin was
stolen from its Swiss grave and held for
ransom. It was recovered three months
later and two "kidnappers" were arrested.
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and Ernest Wynder concluded, after comparing
the smoking habits of 200 males with lung
cancer with 500 males without lung cancer,
that cigarettes might play a role as one of many
factors responsible for the great increase in
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William Greene-Security Con-
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
7765 W Hwy 90, 5 miles west of
Winn-Dixie. Just follow the yellow
ribbons. One day only, Saturday
August 6th, 8am lam.
Plants, Curtains, Push Mower,
Wheel Barrow, Oil Painting, Hand
plow rocking chairs, Reclining sofa
with built in massager and tele-
phone, Norman Rockwell mirror,
Misc. pictures, Photo Frames, Lots
of misc. Collectors. plates, No
clothes and No junk, Lots of tools.
Saturday, August 6th
Doors Open 8 am 12 noon
1701 West Gordon Street-
Valdosta, GA. Call for directions
Fri 8/5 Sat 8/6, 8-4pm
Maple furniture, Tools,
C, ,lleciahle & nuih n,.,re
Cherry Lake Crossroads
Multi Family Yard Sale
8-6-05 8am until ?
From Hwy 90 go 1.5 miles on Hwy
53 N. on right, Dining table
w/chairs, Bar stools, School
clothes, baby clothes, Weight bench
& much much more!!
FRI., AUG. 5-3pm-6pm &
SAT., AUG. 6-8am-4pm
St. Rd. #149 (off U.S. 19 N),
Older couple downsizing, selling
lifetime treasures: antique LR/DR
furniture, vintage glassware, pot-
tery, porcelain, quilts & quilt tops,
many kitchen items, bric-a-brac,
linens, 100's of books, piano, N
gauge model train set, steel safe,
shop/hand tools. Follow signs from
Courthouse. Action Sales, 850/528-
Various authors, $1.50 each
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Three rental mobile homes in an es-
tablished 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
NEW QUEEN mattress and base.
Never used, in unopened plastic.
Must sell, $125. 850-545-7.112
Cherry Computer Armoire
work desk, locks, like new.
CHERRY SLEIGH BED $250.
Brand new, solid wood.
on VCR Tapes, $1.25 each
NEW Brand Name King Mattress
Set, $250, in factory plastic, war-
NEW BEDROOM SET: Beautiful
cherry Louis Philippe 8-piece wood
- King sleigh bed, dresser, mirror,
chest, 2 nightstands. Sug. List,
$4600, sell $1650.
New leather sofa and loveseat.
$750, can deliver. 850-222-2113
FORMAL DINING ROOM -
Brand new cherry table with 6
chairs and lighted china cabinet.
$3K retail, sell for $999.
Barely used propane freezer,
very large, fits one whole cow!
850-973-4073 or 850-673-1117
Spa Hot Tub
Fully insulated, Plugs into 110,
holds 150 gallons of water, seats 4,
round-one pc. Can go through a
reg. door. 200lbs when empty and
can be put on a pick up. Sells at Rec
Warehouse for $2,198.42 asking
$1,200 Has insulated cover. Call
850-973-4293. Can be seen at 7765
W. Hwy 90 Greenville.
6Pc. full/queen bedroom set. New
in boxes, sacrifice $550.
Queen Mattress set, double pillow
top. New in plastic with warranty.
MATTRESS SET New full set
with factory warranty, $99, call
3000 sq. ft. Pole Barn
Located off 535, partially enclosed,
concrete floor and zoned commer-
cial. Can be used for storage, re-
pairs or sales. 971-5249
2 bedroom, 1 bath MH's in park
on Highway 53, $140/per week in-
cludes $60 gas per month and $120
of electric per month.
Must fill out application for Leas-
ing of Rental Property. $300 de-
posit plus first week's rent in ad-
vance. Call Alan 850-570-0742
3/2 bath MH in park 1/2 mile from
1-10 at Hwy 53, split plan, master
has own bathroom, $650 month in-
cluding $120 of Electric and $60
worth of gas. First two weeks in ad-
vance and $300 deposit. Will be
Doublewide Mobile Home
3bd, 2bth, Recently Remodled.
$550mo and $550 security de-
posit call 929-4333'.
1 Large efficiency $275.
1 Large 2 bedroom $450.
Heat & Air, mature responsible
adults. No children and No pets.
Call 850-57 -2"'l 1
Coutihem villas of
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 Opportunity.
Private entrance, One person, $425
mo plus security. Includes utilities
850-973-4073 or 850-673-1117
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 Housing Opportunity
Free to good home
Country watch dog
Black Lab, Very friendly,
Great with kids and
Likes to please.
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Several hundred acres of new ground
and old laid out fields. South of
Madison city limits near Browning
and Sons watermelon packing
house. Ideal for watermelon land
Contact Tommy Greene at
We specialize in land/home
Prestige Home Center
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
Use the value in your land as a
down payment to buy a manu-
& 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
Former church facility located on
paved road approximately 14 miles
SW of Madison, 2500 sq. ft.,
CHAC, cement block construction,
well, septic, 1 acre, well main-
tained grounds, 4843 SW Moseley
Hall Rd. Owner Middle- Florida
Baptist Association. $85,000 850-
For Sale by Owner:
Custom build, 2-1/2 year old, coun-
try style home. Over 2000 square
feet, 3 BR, 3 BA, office, 20 x 20
eat-in kitchen with island and beau-
tiful custom cabinets.
Watch the sunset from the 8 x 24-
covered front porch or take a swim
in the above ground swimming
pool off master bedroom all on 2.3
beautiful and landscaped acres.
Asking price:, 189,000. For more
information or an appointment you
may call. Jim ll @ ,i0.97'.340&
CASH $$ Paid for land,
acreage, homes or mobile
homes with property. Top
dollar paid, with quick clos-
Call Ben (386) 365-7653
Buy a manufactured home
with "0" money down
as little as $500 down
$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Earn 50% ''
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
Advent Christian Village
Jobs Line 658-5627
Prep/clean up included; cook for
visitor groups. High School diplo-
ma or GED preferred. Great work-
ing environment. EOE; DFW;
criminal background verifications
required. Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon thru
Fri, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.,
Carter Village Hall, 10680 CR 136,
Dowling Park, FL. Fax resume to
Well groonied and Pleasant Per-
sonality a must! Clear command
of the English language. Com-
puter exp, dependable, able to
type 40wpm and to work well
Apply in person at only:
Greene Publishing, Inc.,
HWY 53 South Madison.
Manufactured Homes Sales
Expanding sales force
Advent Christian Village
Evenings/weekends, 20 to 25 hours
per week. HSD oi equivalent pre-
ferred. Duties include monitoring
incoming phone lines as well as
fire/medical emergency, security,
and radio communications systems.
Proper phone etiquette required.
Great working environment, EOE,
DFW. Apply in person at ACV Per-
sonnel Department Mon thru Fri,
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter
Village Hall, 10680 CR 136, Dowl-
ing Park, FL Fax resume to (386)
Madison County Public Works /
Job Title: Truck Driver
Starts at $8.28 per hour (may begin
at up to 10% above starting pay
based on experience and qualifica-
Driving pick-up trucks, dump
trucks, flat bed trucks, and other
type trucks with single or tandem
rear axles with air brakes and stan-
dard/manual shift. May operate
other light mechanized equipment
such as tractors, rollers, mixers in-
volved in construction and mainte-
nance of roads. Duties may also in-
clude laborer work as needed to
maintain work schedule, or during
slack or seasonal periods.
Minimum of one (1) year's experi-
ence in the operation of a combina-
tion of trucks as specified under
High School Diploma or its equiva-
Sufficient health, physical strength,
and ability to do heavy manual la-
bor, Valid C'ninmeric ial Driver's Li-
cense Class B with Air Brake
Application or higher
4.30 PM, Tuesday,
August 9, 2005
Employment applications may be
obtained from and submitted to the
County Commission Office be-
tween 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday in the Court-
house Annex at 112 E. Pinckney
Street, Room 219, Madison,. FL
32340. For further information on
the job itself, contact the Depart-
ment of Public Works / Road De-
partment Office at Phone Number
Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and a Drug
has a vacancy in Taylor County
for the following positions:
Position Number 55004468
Highway Maintenance Worker
For more information and to ap-
ply online go to:
ogon.htm, or call 1-877-562-
The Department of Transporta-
tion is an Equal Employment
Opportunity, Affirmative Action
and Drug Free Workplace
person. Established office in the
Madison area. Must be customer
oriented, professional appear-
ance. Sales experience is a plus.
Prefer insurance license but not
mandatory. Willing to train the
right person. Competitive salary
plus growth potential. Send re-
121 West Base St.
Madison, FL 32340,
Madison Count, Public Works /
Job Title: Machine Operator
Salary: Starts at $8.28 (may begin
at up to 10% above starting pay
based on experience and qualifica-
Miscellaneous equipment operation
performing routine maintenance
and minor repairs on such equip-
ment; pciroining ,tihei Job duLiLes
as assigned by supervisor, includ-
ing truck driving, laborer and semi-
skilled .assignments when neces-
sary to maintain work schedule or
during slack or seasonal periods..'
Minimum of two (2) years experi-
ence operating various heavy
equipment and/or heavy trucks, or
any combination of education,
training, and experience ,. which pio-
vides. the required knowledge,
skills, and abilities. High School
Diploma or its equivalent preferred
Sufficient health, physical strength,
and agility to do heavy manual
Valid Commercial Driver's License
Class B with Air Brake
Application or higher
4:310 PM. Tuesday.
August 9, 2005
Employment applications may be
obtained from and submitted to
the County Commission Office be-
tween 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m,
Monday thru Friday in the-Court-
house Annex at 112 E. Pinck-
ney Street, Room 219, Madison, FL
32340. For further informa-
tion on the job itself, contact the
Depaiiment ,,f Public Works
/ Road Department Office at Phone
Number (850) 973- 2 155
Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and a Drug
Are you motivated? Do you have
great people skills? Can you multi-
Please call Kids Incorporated at
414-9800 ext 118.
Early Head Start Teachers w/ CDA
and two years experience teaching
in early childhood setting preferred,
please call Kids Incorpdrated at
414-9800 ext 118. '
Program Specialist Needed
If you are interested in child devel-
opment or early childhood field and
you can provide training and tech-'
nical assistance to local child
providers, please call Kids Incorpo-
rated at 414-9800 ext 118.
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Person ... .
Professional appearance and
pleasant personality a must. Must
be ible 1o .-rk well under prc.-
sure and maintain a rei.ni plijer
relationship with coworkers. Expe-
rience and/or education in this
field preferred but noti required
Apple, in pero..ii .v.lh recLinif
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NO JOB TOO SM -LL
Mowing, Discing, tilling and box
blading. Call 973-632,6.
FREE prep classes
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Tues:.5-9prn e sNFCC
T/rH: 6-9prn @ ShilotiMB
Florida Department of* Trans-
portation has a vacancy in Taylor
County for the following position:
Position Number: 55004468
Broad Band Title: Highway
Maintenance Workers- level !
Working Title: Maintenance
Closing Date: August 10, 2005
For more information concerning
job description and requirements
or call toll free 877-562-7287
The Department of Transportation
is an Equal Employment Opportu-
nity, Affirmative Action and Drug
Free Workplace employer.
needed for large sitework job in
Lee, Florida. Duration of job
approximately 6' months.
Call Doug at 850-519-1679.
THE PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP
The Pepsi Bottling Group of
Perry is now hiring Field Service
Please review the detailed job
descriptions, requirements, and apply
online at www.pbqcareers.com
No phone calls please.
PBG is an Equal Opportunity
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Friday, August 5, 2005
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Suw\annee V\ale\ Humane Society
1156 SE Bisbee Loop Madison, Florida 32340'
Two miles south of Lee off C.R. 255From 1-10 Exit
262. Take C.R. 255 north 1/2 mile
We are a Limited Space Shelter ino kill). You must
check with us prior to bringing a drop-off animal to the shelter.
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culverts at the property. Some residents claimed this had caused
.Johnson assured everyone that if he had done something
wrong, he had not done it on purpose.
The SRWMD had aerial maps of flood zones. The staff \ as-
n't sure if Johnson's property could have caused the flooding.
Residents will meet with SRWMD staff and county com-
missioners at a later date in order to come up with a plan to help
rectify the situation in the Pinetta area, and to discuss how they
;can pursue Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Cont'd from Page IA
Commissioners again discussed the ordinance for mandatory
A portion of Corinth Church Road was given to the Town of
Lee by a 5-0 vote. This had been discussed by the board as well
as the Lee town council.
Paula Arnold of the Madison County Chamber of Com-
merce and the Madison County Development Council, informed
commissioners that grant money would be available for use.
Madison will be splitting about $150,000 with three other coun-
ties in a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG).
Commissioners continued their budget hearings during a
Wednesday afternoon session.
Cont'd from Page 1A
This is connected to the new Leeward Estates subdivision,
where plans call for 140 homes to be built.
Council members approved nominations of several local cit-
izens for the Florida League of Cities Excellence Awards.
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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 re-
turn your call.Remember to always call your local animal con-
trols 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 sell.
We have a recycle newspaper bin at 305 Pinewood Dr. just
west of Johnson'- Appliance/Radio Shtick. We also collect alu-
minum cains to iecclie. Jlusi bring them itothe shelter All the
money goes to help the homeless animals.
Featured Animals For Adoption
2825 FLETCHER 3 and one half month old Broi\\ n Male.
One of a sweet collection of young dogs and puppies living here
at the shelter.. .hopefully just for a brief time before they are
adopted. Please come out and meet Fletcher and pals.
2816 TIFFANY 1 year old Silher and Black Femnale A
loveable young lady who would be an asset to any.family... or
her special "very own" person.. Animal lovers know that there
is no de\ option remotely like that of a rescued animal.
2819 CHOCOLATE 6 week o0d Brown ithl White feet ,tnd
dark muzzle Male. A tiny bundle of mixed colors blending into
an adorable fellow who literally leaps for joy every time he
spots a human who might become His Human.
2795 MARIO 8 week old Grey on Grey Male. Of the orig-
inal 5 tiny shadows we still have a couple left. They are ab-
solutely beautiful and they are, as far as I can tell, identical. Its
better than a movie to watch them together, playing and cud-
dling and just being their adorable selves.
2824 INGA 6 week old Tabby Female. Sister to Carl and
Ernie, whom she rules with an iron hand. It's good to be Queen!
This little girl is a special kitten, who watches the world with
great blue eyes and waits for a home with sweet patience.
2812 IVAN 3 and a half month old Black and White Male.
There is something so touching about a kitten that reaches thru
the rails of his cage to greet you. The paw is always out, never
any claws, and he tenderly pulls your hand into his space where
you can give him a good rub and scratch.
FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS, on T V.
ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS
J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW ';' "'
for Structumred Settlements! '
The following is a list of unclaimed bond money held by the Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice. Persons having or claiming any interest in said funds or any portion of them shall file
their written claims with the Sheriff or Clerk of Court and shall make sufficient proof to
said Sheriff or Clerk of his ownership and upon so doing shall be entitled to receive any
part of the money so claimed. Unless such bond money is claimed on or before the first
day of September, 2005, same shall be declared forfeited and all claims in reference there,
to are forever barred.
LONNIE LEE DAVIS 1-31-05 150.00
SIMON CASTRO 2-1-05 200.00
O'QUINN 12-1-01 390.00
8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26,9/2
The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold public hearing on Tues-
day, September 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meet-
ing Room of the Superintendent's Office, 312 N.E. Duval Street, Madison, Florida.
Changes to School Board policy 6.17
The proposed document may be Aitktd at the School Board Offict. 312 NE Duval St.,
Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, WITH
RESPECT 10 N MNITTER CONSIDERED AT THIS IMEEIING OR HEARING,
HESIIE \%ILL NOTED RECORD OF THL PROCEEDINGS. AND FOR SLICH PLR.
POSF. HEisHE NIA\ NEED 10TO ENSURE THAT \ \ERBAI-IM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS M \NIDE, \\ WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTiMI)ON AND
E\ IDENCE UPON NHICH I HE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
NO K IE. OF \PPILKAIION FOR I. DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A.T. GIBSON, JR, the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed sad ,cinfilcaie for a Ta\ Dud to be isuetd therton. The certificate num-
ber and year of i'-uanlt. the dct4iplion of proiprri, ilnd name ill which it is aswe;ed is as
CERTIFIL IFE NO. 9846 ;
SE AR OIF ISSLNN'E I99S
N\ME IN % HICHI ASSESSED ESTATE OF \ILLIE FE ACHER
DESC RIPTION OF PROPERTY BEG ;1 [liE N%\ COR OF NE1/J4. RUN E 1321 TO
POB IN NN LCOR OF HEREIN PARCEL S15i)'
EIl6"NIf '51l 106 'TO POB, BEING PART OF THE
NZ OF NEIJ4 PARCEL NO. 33 IN-09-5134-i02-.l18
All of said property being in the Couni of Mladison. Sitat of Florida. Unle.",, such ccrrifi
cate shall be redeemed according to the la", the proper de cribhd in such ceruriale %ill
be sold is the highli bidder at iht ei d,,or at the Madisn Count) Corurlhou'e ,n Ihe
14th da) of SEPIEMBER, 201115, at Illll: am
Dated this 27 day of JULY, 2005.
C L E RK OF CIRCUIT COURT
S B: Ramnna Dickins "on
's5. 8112.81 9. R126
NOfKIL 01 \PPLI( 11ION IOR 1 \ DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A.T. GIBSON, JR, the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate num-
ber and year of issuance, the description of property, and name in which it is assessed is as
CERIIFIC TE NO.98-403
YEAR OF ISSUANCE 1998
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED KATHERINE ANTHONY
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY BEG .AT SE COR. RUN N 674' TO POB, roni 121.
S 26"'. S 264e 221', lo POB being part of NiP2
of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4
All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Linles such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to the la%. the proprtsl described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the i- l dnor at thi Mladison C,unit Cou Ihious. on the
7th day of SEPTEMBER, 2005, at 11:00 am.
Dated this 22 day of JULY, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Ramona Dickinson
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