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Title: The Madison enterprise-recorder
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Creation Date: August 12, 2005
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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        Page A 1
    Section A: Main: Viewpoints
        Page A 2
        Page A 3
    Section A: Main: Around Madison County
        Page A 4
        Page A 5
    Section A: Main: Church
        Page A 6
    Section A: Main: Madison County History
        Page A 7
    Section A: Main continued
        Page A 8
    Section B: Community
        Page B 1
    Section B: Community: School
        Page B 2
        Page B 3
        Page B 4
    Section B: Community continued
        Page B 5
    Section B: Community: Classifieds
        Page B 6
        Page B 7
    Section B: Community: Outdoors
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Citizens Upset Over



Proposed Coal-Fired



Power Plant


By Jacob Bembr'y
Greene Publishing/. Inc.
A group of citizens con-
cerned about a coal-fired pot%-
er plant being placed in NMadi-
son County held a special
meeting on Tuesday. August 9,
at the Four Freedoms Wedding
Chapel and Bed and Breakfalst
Inn.
Jim Flournoy, who, along
with his wife Lisa, coordinated
the meeting with Stephen and
Rae Pike and others, opened


Jim Flournoy


ing built in Leon and adjacent
counties. The state of Illinois
has 'banned all ne%% coal-fired
power plants and Ottawa,
Canada has shut down one
coal-fired power plant and is
phasing out the other four.
One-million solar roofs are
planned in California. as peo-
ple seek to find renewable
clean energy sources.
Flournoy's next point was that
the proposed power plant in the
Greenville or Perry area would


City Of Madison Edges Toward


Major Salary Increases


SB Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Nladison's cit\ employees
may be in line for a raise in
the new budget year. The
Madison City Commissioners
heard convincing information
at their regular meeting on
August 9, but needed further
time to make
a decision.
Ni ck
Pelagrino
presented to
the board the
results of a
salary survey
completed
within the
past six
months. He
said, "We
have com-
pleted a pay Judy I
plan for you.
We looked at job descriptions
and compared salaries in sev-
eral markets." He said that he
sees signs of the Florida Pan-
handle mot ing into the main-
stream of salaries. "You have
to pay attention to salaries, or
you will lose some of your
people."
Members of the commis-
sion asked what other factors
might attract an employee
away from his job to a similar


job in another place. Pelagri-
no answered. "It is almost al-
w ays about the money. Bene-
fits and retirement do not mat-
ter that much."
City Manager Tom Moff-
ses stated that he has studied
the report. "The adjustments
would come to about


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$200,000. I believe we can do
that," fiesaid. "I would like to
get our employees' salaries up
so we won't ,keep losing
them."
Commissioner Jim
Catron asked,, "Are there
employees for the city that
qualify for food stamps?"
Nloffses and City Clerk Lee
Ann Hall answered with an
emphatic "Yes."
Mayor Sumter James ex-


pressed concern that EMITs
and other public safety
workers might form a union
to argue for better pay and
other amenities.
Commissioner Judy
McGhee added, "I, think we
need to do something about
their salaries." She added, "I
think we
need to look
at, the infor-
mation be-
fore we
make a deci-
sion."
However,
Moff ses
agreed to
0 meet sepa-
rately with
each. com-
missioner to
^er Jamesdiscuss the
findings
and data. The final amounts
and recommendation will be
announced at die first budget
workshop on August 30 and
at the Budget Public Hearing
on September 13 at 5:30
p.m.


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Should registered sexual
offenders be allowed to stay in
hurricane evacuation shelters?
That's the question that some
other counties in the area are
considering.
Jim' Stanley, who is the
county's Emergency Manage-
ment directors, said that, as far
as he knows, the issue has nev-
er been addressed in Madison
County. He said that he would
ask some of the other Emer-
gency Management directors


in the zone Madison is in
about the issue at a meeting
next week. "
Stanley noted that there
is always security at storm
shelters during hurricanes.
He said that a number of
the people who go to the
shelters evacuate from oth-
er places in the state.
What. is your opinion
on the matter? You can
vote on our Online Ques-
tion of the Week by log-
ging on to www.greenepub-
lishing.com.


the meeting and then showed a
D\D presentation of a documentary named
Kilowatt Our'.
Flourno\ addressed some of the points that
he had made in a letter to fellow Madison
County citizens. The letter, in its entirety on
page 2A.
His first point was that Madison Countians
need clean, not polluted industries in Madison
Count\. He noted that the project manager for"
the JEA (Jacksonville Electric Authority)-spon-
sored facilht said the plant would produce pol-
lution. Flournoy questioned \why Madison
Count\ can't be progressive in its thinking and
follow the lead of other cities and counties. He
noted that in 1992, Leon County passed a ref-
erendum prohibiting a coal-fired plant from be-


By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Excel Alternatike School
in Madison can use some
help. For the first time,
students are required to wear
m u 'n: ,,


not use the latest coal technol-
og.,, which is gasification. Gasification. he not-
ed. still pollutes the air. however. not as much
as older technology does.
FlournoN noted that JEA has admitted that
they would not use the latest technology in the
power plant proposed in Madison or Taylor
County.
Medical authorities ha\e reported that peo-
ple w ho live near coal-fired power plants are at
risk for lung, brain and cardiovascular diseases,
cancer and neurological disorders.
Flourno, said that. as a municipality. JEA
%would pay no property or sales tax to Madison
County. He noted that 2,500 acres would be
pulled off the tax roll, \\ ith no sure benefits to
Please See Power Plant, Page 3A


uniforms to school. Some
students and families are not
able to afford the uniforms
and donations are needed.
"The cost of one uni-
form, pants and shirt, is about


$30," said
Maceo How-
ell, Excel
principal. b
It is best
for students to
have' more
than one uni-
form. Shoes
are also need-
ed by some
students. The


Man Arrested For


Ride-By Shooting


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was
arrested Tuesday morn-
ing, August 9, at 12:23
for a ride-by shooting on
his bicycle.
According to a
Madison Police Depart-
ment report, Patrolman
Joey Agner was dis-
patched to Hilltop Apart-
ments in reference to a
black male, riding a 10-
speed bicycle, shooting a
gun. Agner responded to
the scene, where he no-
ticed Dionte Davis, 18,
who met the description
of the suspect.
Agner, along with


MPD Sgt. Jimbo Roe-
buck, initiated pursuit of
Davis,
Agner eventually
caught up with Davis.
Agner pulled his
service pistol and -
ordered Davis to
get down on the fQ.
ground. Roebuck
searched Davis'
pockets and dis- ro"'"
covered a maga- .
zine for a .pistol.
The pistol was lat-
er located in the
grass near where
Davis was appre-,
hended.
Agner arrest-
ed Davis and took


him to the Madison
* County Jail.
No one was injured
as Davis rode by on his
bicycle, firing his pistol.


Dionte Davis


enrollment at Excel is about
95 students in grades six-
twelve.
Those wishing to donate
funds for purchase of uni-
forms may call 973-5054.


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INDEX

3 Sections, 32 Pages
Annie's Mailbox....................................5B
Around Madison..................................4-5A
Church.................................................. 6A
Classifieds.............................................6B
Comm. Calendar...................................5A
Jail Report..........................................3A
Madison County History.......................7A
L egals......................................... ........... 7B
Obituaries.............................................5A
Outdoors...............................................8B
The Remote Guide.............C Section
School.................................................. -4B
Step Back in Time.............................S...5B
Viewpoints........................................ 2-3A
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Offenders Be Allowed In

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Local Group Opposes Coal-Fired Power Plant


Dear Fellow Citizens:
On Monday, July 25, 2005, I attended a meeting, held by
city and county leaders, to learn more about a coal-fired power
plant being proposed for Madison County by the Jacksonville
Electric Authority (JEA). Mike Lawson, project manager for
JEA, presented details on the proposed 800-megawatt power
plant.
I feel obligated to share the information I have learned and
to share why I am opposed to this coal-fired power plant, which
would pollute our beautiful county that we all know and love.
These are reasons why I oppose a Coal-Fired Power Plant
in Madison County:
1. We need clean, not polluted, industries in Madison
County. Mr. Lawson stated in JEA's presentation that this plant
would produce pollution. Why can't we be progressive in our
thinking and follow the lead of other counties, states, and cities?
In 1992, Leon County passed a referendum that prohibits a coal-
fired power plant from being built in Leon and adjacent coun-
ties. The state of Illinois has banned new coal-fired power
plants, and Ottawa, Canada has shut do%% n one coal-fired power
plant and is phasing out the remaining four; according to the Tal-
lahassee Democrat. California is planning to install one million
solar roofs. Clearly, the latest trends are toward developing re-
newable, clean energy sources. Coal is the energy technology of
the past; it is dirty and dangerous. Despite improvements, coal
still pollutes the air, land and water more than any other ener-
gy source. Our citizens deserve clean industry and clean jobs.
2. The proposed power plant would not use the latest coal
technology available at this time, which is coal gasification.
The "gasification" process still pollutes, however not as much
as the older technology plants like the one being proposed for
our County.
3. JEA and the power consortium have already ,admitted
that they do not plan to use the newest and best technology in
the plant being proposed plant for Madison or Taylor County.
JEA now uses solar power in schools and other city buildings in
Duval County and advocates its use. Remember, there are no
"clean" coal-fired power plants; all produce pollution.
4. Medical authorities report that people who live near
coal-fired power plants are at risk for lung, brain, and cardio-
vascular diseases, cancer and neurological disorders. Newborns
and young children are at risk for asthma, chronic health prob-
lems and developmental delays from mercury exposure. Coal
burning plants are the main source of mercury pollution. Asth-
mai and pulmonary physicians and pediatricians in Talhfi'ae,
along with the American Lung Association, are voicing their op-
position to this coal-fired plants. The State Department of
Health has issued mercury warnings for every river, stream,


Gods Answer


To Prayer

God knows how to answer prayers. He will use anything,
and anyone, He can to get a message to you. Sometimes, the an-'
swer to a prayer is in the smile of a child. Sometimes, the answer
is in the warm touch or the encouraging words of a friend.
Sometimes, God puts you in places you hadn't planned to be to
get your attention.
Last week, I had a rough week. My family didn't know how
bad it was. My friends didn't know the pain I was facing. My co-
workers couldn't tell and I couldn't express my feelings to any-
one. I tried talking to a friend, but God had removed them from
my life for the time being, because my friend was going through
their own kind of pain. I couldn't feel their pain for them. They
couldn't feel my pain for me. We had to be separated from each
other for me to truly see what God \w anted for me.
In addition to being mentally and emotionally exhausted, I
was also suffering physically. I spent Monday, August 1, in a
doctor's office and then at the hospital, because of pain in my
foot and hack.
It seemed like I had to work every minute of last week. Even
my weekends were full of events and activities that kept me go-
ing.
In between my busy schedule, however, I was able to sit
down for a meal at O'Neal's with my baby sister, Abbie, who, as
many of my readers know, is mentally challenged. I could tell
she was injr-. in, eati nr there at her favorite restaurant because
of the smile on her face. When the waitress brought us our
' :...:, Uh: di .' -ielhing thjt both shocked and delighted.me.
As far as I know, Abbie cannot read, but, then again, I've of-
ten had y doubts,, ,, h ra-.i:e.'.d across the table and turned the
iSeek face up and pointed at the words "Thank you" on the tick-
.o- r.".. ...- : e, smiledd and once again pointed at the words
1nt l 7 ou,"' It was her way of Ihankin'. me for taking her to

Laste ~at feving, I went to a Hipaiic worship service at
Lee h^ 1aptifst Ch:u'i, v. wi' I was further uplifted and en-
~fed by tteag fliir, JfTf Bailey and Pancho Miramontes.
4 +'. ft (ft hc::. .u i' 1 i P'Ji the Eyes of My Heart" in

God willrv w 'i in. '.l i that '4,n never dreamed
a t..:',W''.-.--iw-,". M "., 'e,' answer prayers using my sister,
Aie, t ~-~'g gMe @a ml plift tme! P iti c God! Amen!


lake, and pond in North Florida. According to the August/Sep- Please get informed and get involved! We want to keep our
tember issue of National Wildlife Magazine, coal-fired power, county clean and beautiful for our children and grand-children
plants are the "leading U.S. emitter of atmospheric mercury'" to enjoy as we have.
We DON'T need more mercury pollution! Sincerely,
5. As, a municipality, JEA would pay no property or sales Jim Flournoy
tax to Madison County. We don't need 2,500 acres in Madison Note: A group of citizens opposing the coal-fired plant will be
County taken off the tax roll for this plant. No amount of mon- meeting and showing an educational video at the Four Free-
etary contributions from the JEA to Madison County would be dom's Chapel on Tuesday,, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. Please come!
worth sacrificing our land or, more importantly, the health of our
people. What are jobs worth if you are robbed of your health? /
6. Property values would decrease. A coal-fired power plant ,.
would lower our property values. People are moving to Madison a
now because Madison is presently a clean, beautiful county. -} ..., J ar
People don't like to buy property in a polluted place. Ginger Jarvis
7. As a municipality, JEA has eminent domain authority. -..Co[umnist.
This gives the government the authority to take privately-owned : .--.
property from Madison County land-owners if the land is to be
put to public use, i.e. for high voltage lines that will mar the
landscape. (Of course the land-owners would be compensated T i
for their land at whatever the government deems as fair market F Sack
value.)
8. Madison County would derive no energy' from the pro- O ld-Fashi o d F Iour Sack
posed plant. All power produced would go to other locations h
like Orlando where the Reedy .Creek (Disney) partnership is Remember flour sacks dorm-mates brroed my
located, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville.. So, why are Jacksonville sacks? For those of clothes frequent. Ihadone of
and these other partners in this consortium choosing to export and feed sacks? For those of clothe most-opened closets in the
the dirtier energy sources to our rural area instead of conve- my generation and older (is he imost-opened closets in the
niently locating the power source near them? anyone older?), this reference building.
niently locating the power source near them? is not a mystery. For you I wish you could see the
9. Toxic emissions from coal-fired plants are the main con- is not a mystery. For you I wish you could see the
tributors to global warming, greenhouse gases and acid rain. younger readers, let me ex- wedding dress. I des it.ned it
Acid rain has been proven to cause damage to livestock, crops, plan Long years ago, when an d my mother made it. Sever-
and other vegetation. your mother bought flour for al other brides have: worn it
10. No jobs are guaranteed for Madison County residents. making biscuits and bread at since then, with Mother mak-
According to Mr. Lawson, the company "tries" tohelp fill jobs. home (she didn't purchase ing alterations for howeverr the
locallyccording to Mr. Lawson, the company "tries to help fill those items), the flour came in wearer might be. After my
11. Long waits at railroad crossings! Rail traffic would a cloth sack. Same with chick- marriage, the fascinating
greatly increase as 100 (uncovered) dusty coal cars per day en feed or other farm needs. clothing kept coming. During
greatly increase as 100 (uncovered) dusty coal cars per day The sacks were made of cotton my student teaching and the
would pass through our county en route to the power plant. The sacks were made cotton my student teaching and t
County roads will also be impacted as 10 truck loads of lime- in some fairly, attractive pat- early days Ga.of, teaching in
rock per day are required for the power plant. tern thin stripes, tiny blue Homerville, Ga., students and
I want to make it clear that I support economic develop- flo% ers, big gold sunflowers, other teachers asked, "Where
I want to make it clear that I support economic develop- plaids. Just so did ou get that dress? Did
ment, clean industries and clean energy sources for Madison interesting plaids. Just so did you get that size?" Alas, no
County. you'll understand the miracle they have my size?" Alas, no;
JEA is not looking out for the health of our citizens, but of which I speak. "they" had only my size and
hopefuli3i0ur County.:Comrnrission-rs will. Some people are: multi- m svister's.
hopefully our County Commissionerswill talented because the) are born "' So yoii 'caunderstanc
If you are opposed to having this plant in Madison County, that w ay. Some take aim rat a why I applaud my mther or
please call your county commissioner. You may also sign a pe- that way. Some take aim at a why I applaud my mother o
please call your county commissioner. You may also sign a pe- "Renaissance" life. Others de- her birthday. Through most ol
tition in opposition to the plant at Beggs FuneralHome. ,,a I .. lfOh .es d h .. ... .rr t h h r m .
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Stop Smoking!

Hi! I am a kid that is only eleven years old. There are a lot
of people smoking. Maybe they have no idea how much they
are hurting themselves and others around them. Maybe they are
addicted to this drug and can't stop.
His year, my dad was diagnosed with cancer. Maybe it was-
n't from smoking, but smoking is increasing the damage to his
body. The doctors keep telling him he should quit, but he is ad-
dicted to it. So, it is hard for him to stop. There are a lot of kids
and teens smoking because they see their parents doing it, or
someone else and they wonder what it is like.
You adults are supposed, to be a good role model for us.
Well, when you are smoking or doing drugs, you are not doing
your job. What I will never understand is why do you like hurt-
ing your body? Smoking and other drugs also mess up our im-
mune system, so your body can't' get well on its own. Also, how
do you think God feels to see his beautiful creations mess them-,
selves up?
He worked so hard to make this world and you. You are a
blessing to Him. He hates seeing you hurt yourself. Sure, it
might be hard to quit, but if you're not quitting for yourself, then
at least quit for your loved ones.
Smoking and drugs can cause heart attacks, emphysema,
and lost loved ones. Also, smoking can cause bad breath, yel-
low teeth, bad body odors, more colds and coughs, difficulty
keeping, up with your friends when playing sports, empty wallet
(tobacco products and other drugs are very expensive).
\ Another thing, is why spend your money on something stu-
pi when you could be buying food or a vehicle? Cigarettes and
alcohol products kill hundreds of thousands of Americans each
year. Usually people don't like smoking, chewing tobacco or
drinking alcohol at first. Your body is smart and knows when it
is being poisoned.
When people try smoking for the first time they often cough
a lot or feel a lot of pain, or throw up yuckk!). That is your body
telling you to stay smoke-free. It is the same with alcohol.
So, if people would stop buying alcohol and tobacco prod-
ucts, then the companies would be out of business. Then, there
would be a lot more healthier people and less kids starting to
smoke or use alcohol or drugs.
So please, if you're not stopping to help yourself, then
please stop for your loved ones, and the others around you.
I have to say that I'm very proud of my dad. I just found out
that he's trying very hard to quit smoking and I'm SOOO proud
of him for that! Thanks, daddy!


veiop many sYIns sec aJs
they must.
My mother, Clara
Sheffield Barrett, may fall into
the first two categories. How-
ever, she most surely fits into
the last group in a variety of
cases. She worked miracles
with flour sacks.
Mother, who celebrated
her birthday) yesterday, has
slowed down on her miracles.
But she deserves a rest. She
fabricated enough of these
during the days of raising five
children. We like to think
bringing up; a herd of rowdy
rural kids without a single bro-
ken bone, drowning, serious
injury, or fatal illness consti-
tutes a miracle on the part of
our parents. But Mother ,has
even more miracles to her
credit.
Those flour sacks and
feed sacks. After they were
emptied, she washed and
ironed them until she had four
or five of the pattern. Then she
made our clothes from them.
We all had feed sack pajamas,
usually a little large so we
could "grow to them." The
boys had flour sack shirts. But
Susan and I got the dainty, fine
work of Mother's dreams and
sewing machine first a pedal
type, then an electric one. Ruf-
fles, yokes, gussets, and
Grandmother's tatting made
our clothes unique. Half the
rest of my class might be
wearing the same pattern of
feed sack, but their clothes
were nowhere near as interest-
ing or intricate as mine. Moth-
er usually created her own de-
signs rather than merely fol-
lowing a pattern.
Even as I prepared to go
off to college, Mother 'sat at
the machine fashioning my
wardrobe. My clothes were so
outstanding that someone in
my dorm stole items and took
them home with her. I never
discovered the culprit, but I
had strong suspicions for
years. Others among my


cles for her children and her
family. She had to make do
with whatever she had, feed
sacks or bolt ends. Yet she
could do this because she was
blessed with talent, and she
determined to hone her skills
to the miracle-making point.
' Here it is your birthday
week, Mother, and I want you
to know how much I appreci-
ate all those hours you spent
huddled over that sewing ma-
chine, fashioning clothing for
your family. And in the
process, making miracles for a
lifetime.
Happy birthday, with love.

-Since 1865-
"Telling it like it is with hon-
esty and integrity"
pe ataiton
nierpriser -


Madison Recorder
established 1865,
New Enterprise
established 1901,
Consolidated June 25, 1908
Published weekly by
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aster. Most Floridians are good about stocking up on a food sup-
ply and first aid kits. While you are in this preparation mode,
think about an "on the go" kit of important family records.
Knowing where your family's records and valuable documents
are and being able to pick them up and take with you, if you
must evacuate, can save valuable time.
For your "on the go" papers you will want a packet, folder,
brief case or other carrying case for your documents. Place doc-
uments in this case in a secure, but easily accessed location in
you home. Then -if you need to evacuate, important documents
that need to go with you are in one place.
If you have access to a scanner; you may want to scan your
papers, documents, and photographs to a computer disk. Keep.
the computer disk in the carrying case and leave the original in
the recommended storage. You may also want to videotape the
content of your home to supplement your house hold inventory.
If you use a software package to keep track of your finances
keep a back-up copy with your "on the go" papers and update
the back-up disk monthly.
What is classified as important papers? They are documents
that you will need sometime during your lifetime for a variety of
reasons, such as a birth certificate which is used for proof of age
and or citizenship to obtain a drivers license or to go on a cruise.
Other important papers include adoption, marriage and death
certificates, passports, deeds, leases, insurance policies, social
security records, contracts, wills, trusts, and ownership papers.
In case of a disaster, it would be difficult to remember or
identify exactly what you lost. Valuable time and money could
be lost while you try to remember what possessions you owned
or while trying to replace lost documents. Therefore, it is much
better to protect valuable papers than to replace them.
"On the go papers" filed in special packet
Family records including the following or a copy of the fol-
lowing:
Checking and savings account numbers
List of savings and investments including CD's, stocks,
bonds, and mutual funds
Household inventory videotape, paper copy or a disk
List of insurance policies with name of company, type of
policy and policy number
-,-,,,Copy, of your will.and trust documents. ,
Titles (house, car, other property)
Certificates or a copy of birth, marriage, divorce, death,
and adoption
Passports
List of family advisors: accountant, attorney, banker, doc-
tors dentist, employer, financial adviser, insurance agents, reli-
gious leader, banker
Educational records
Investment records
Military records
Debt and credit card records
Other special papers that would be difficult or impossible
to replace if lost.
For more information on family records and organizing a
family financial center, contact the Madison County Extension
Service.





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8/3/05
Antonio Baxcajay Du-
ran--VOP (county)
Ernest Lee Brooks, Jr.--
DWLSR or cancelled
Alfredo Victoria Fabela-
-No valid or expired drivers
license
William Spencer Vought
II--Criminal registration
Steven Scott Cassens--
Possession of alcohol by a
minor, possession of drug
paraphernalia, possession of
marijuana less than 20 grams
8/4/05
Paul Thomas Harvey--
VOP (circuit)
Rufus Thompkins, Jr.--
Sell of a controlled sub-
stance
Latoya Shantel Oliver--
VOP (county)
Janyta Miranda John-
son--Possession of cocaine,
possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams
Deboarah Anne Gaines
(Albritton)--Battery (touch
or strike), disorderly intoxi-
cation
Marquise Sherod Pol-
locks--VOP (circuit)
Casey Cierra Hampton--
VOP (circuit)
Franklin McClamma,
Jr.--Reckless driving, resist-
ing an officer without vio-
lence


David James Fennema--
DWLSR or cancelled
Wilbert James Sears--
Failure to appear
Henry Lee Roberson,
Jr.--Resisting an officer
without violence
Billy Ray Reddick--
Fleeing or attempting to
elude, reckless driving
Marvin Lewis Powell--
Criminal registration
Majahdi Abdul Khabir
Staten--False report to law
enforcement, grand theft
Gabrielle Patrice
Haynes--Failure to appear
8/8/05
Joseph Michael Malone-
-VOP (circuit)
Daniel Scott Crongeyer-
-Failure to appear (pre-trial)
Robin Stacee Perry--
Fleeing or attempting to
elude, reckless driving
8/9/05
Daniel Scott Crongeyer-
-Grand theft
Robin. Stacee Perry--
Failure to appear
Emma Eliza Anderson--
VOP (circuit)
Kevin Brian Floyd--
DWLSR or cancelled
Dionte Jermaine Davis--
Discharging a firearm in
public, possession of a
firearm in the commission of
a felony


Power Plant

Cont'd from Page A1


be derived by Madison Coun- ing, greenhouse gases and acid
ty. He also pointed out that rain, which has been proven to
property values would de- cause damage to livestock,
crease and JE A would have crops'an'oi er vegetation.
eminent domain authority. The There are no guaranteed
power of eminent domain lets jobs for Madison County resi-
a municipality seize a person's dents. According to the JEA
land against their permission representative, the company
and then pay them what they will try to fill jobs locally.
think the fair market value Since the jobs at the plant will
may be. be highly technical positions,
Madison County will also requiring special training, it is
get no energy from the pro- a safe guess that' the jobs will
posed plant. All power will be go to people from other
redirected to Jacksonville, Tal- places. The construction jobs
lahassee and Orlando. might also have to be highly
Toxic emissions' from technical ones, requiring spe-
coal-fired plants are the main cial training, which would
contributors to global warm- prohibit local contractors
from getting many jobs.
S4 Flournoy also noted that
there would be long waits at
V. Railroad crossings, as 100 un-
covered truckloads of coal per
5Office & Remit Space day will go through the coun-
rico For Sale or Lease
r's \For unsao mortgages ty. County roads will also be
against property impacted as 10 truckloads per
ee ,, r he day are required for the power
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In addition to Flournoy
and Stephen Pike speaking,
other speakers included Holly
Binns, from the Florida Public
Interest Relations Group
(FPIRG), and Elinor Elkner,
from a group in Tallahassee
which is opposed to the citN 's
participation in the coal-fired
power plant.


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Offended ?

We have reached the heights, now. The all-powerful, all-
knowing group which runs college athletics, the National Colle-
giate Athletic Association (NCAA), has decided that team nick-
names and mascots with an American Indian theme are offen-
sive.
I don't believe in offending anyone, but enough.
Please understand, I do not like Notre Dame and never will..
If Notre Dame is playing Podunk U., I rim cheering for good old
Podunk. But I am not at all offended by the little cartoon char-
acter with his fists up. I don't get angry when the college kid in
the green costume runs around and says he is a leprechaun. I am
Irish, and if the school wants to call itself, Fighting Irish, so
what. I don't plan to write my congressman.
I noticed a name left off the list of "possibly offended." San
Diego State calls its teams, the Aztecs. Since this tribe lived
mainly in Mexico, and .not the USA, I guess they could not be
offended.
I check the news with dread each day now. to see if Caua-
liers or Hokies or Tar Heels or Raiders or Pirates or Cadets are
offended. Certainly there must be angry Co%% boe s or Deacons or
Commodores or Volunteers. And what of the Pein'hslh1ania
Quakers?
A representative of Florida's Seminole tribe says that he
doesn't think some people sitting in an office in Kansas or wher-
e\er. should tell him when he is offended. The Serminoles of
Florida are not offended b\ the Florida State nickname, in fact,
they are even glad about it. It seems as though some transplant-
ed Seminoles who live in Oklahoma are offended. Is this realis-
tic? Some people in Oklahoma get up each day, and before go-
ing to work, they stop and get mad about the name of a college
sports team in Florida.
The Bible tells us to live peaceabl1 with e, ern one and not
to give offense. But wait, the Scripture is not teaching us to let
every thing on earth cause problems and give offense. Every-
.thing we do and eat and think and see will offend someone.
Certain cults don't like to pledge to our flag. Shall I stop
pledging? And some people don't like the day I worship and the
fact that I celebrate Christmas and eat barbecue. Most of the
women I know don't wear veils. Where does it end?
What would we have done if the 1958 national champion
Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers with their famed de-
fensive unit, Chinese Bandits, had come along this year? I for
one. \uld not like to of.epd an\ Chinese b'-nditsq ,,,r
Yes, we don't wish to be offensive or insensitive, but some
people need to lighten up a bit. I hope no one is offended by the
way I wear my hair. (There is hidden meaning here, see above
photo).
There may be things more important than' what team is:
named after which group. Ask the \ icims of storms. Talk to ser-
vicemen in dangerous places.
Angry Aggies?




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S Sotight..


Heather Hill


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The people at Relief
Printing are happy to have
Heather Hill on board work-
ing with them in the packag-
ing department.
Heather, who was in the
High School/High Tech pro-
gram at Madison County
High School, learned about
the job from Mary Coody, her
instructor in the program,
who gave her a job applica-
tion.


Toby Rooks, Heather's
supervisor at Relief Printing,
said that she had been talking
with Melissa Burke,
Heather's Personnel Devel-
opment Services job coach,
and with Coody, for quite
awhile. Through Burke's per-
sistence, Heather was hired to
work in the mailing area of
the plant.
"She runs the glue ma-
chine. She's been learning to
run a shrink wrap machine.
She helps pack business cards


and stationery," Rooks said.
Bob Goynor, the Relief
Printing manager, and Terri
Barrs, the personnel director,
supported hiring Heather
through the high school's
transition program.
Heather, whose desire is
to go to college and major in
Spanish and become a trans-
lator, said that she really
likes working at Relief Print-
ing.
"My favorite parts of
working at Relief are running


the shrink wrap and glue ma-
chines," Heather said.
Heather, who recently
graduated from Madison
County High School, is the
daughter of Vicky Williams
and Wallace Hill.
PDS, formerly known as
the Madison-Jefferson Asso-
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is located at 100 Commerce
Drive in Madison. For more
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its programs, please call 973-
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Heather Hill, right, a PDS-placed employee at Relier
Printing, stands with her job supervisor, Toby Rooks, left.
Hill said that she enjoys working at Relief. (Greene Publish-
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By Mike Rothenberger

Dale Carnegie & Assoc. Inc., New York. Copyright 2005 Dale Carnegie & Assoc.. Inc.


Rain, rain, go away I
need my laundry dried today!
This afternoon we spent
an enjoyable hour or so in the
Baptist Church Fellowship
Hall where friends and well-
wishers gathered for the Kin-
seys 60th Wedding Anniver-
sary. The hall was beautifully
decorated in white lace and
linens with huge bouquets of
lovely red roses centerpiecing
long tables laden with platters
of a huge variety of very tasty
finger foods. The petit fours
(for which we usually don't
care) were absolutely deli-
cious. Silver punch bowls of-
fered both tea and punch
Also a\ :nlable %\as coffee.
The anniversary cake a
huge red velvet one was the
centerpiece dessert out-


standing!
Big VIPs (friends) from
Tallahassee and from Madi-
son were in attendance along
with us smaller vips and the
Kinsey church family. Simon
and Ernestine must surely
have had a wonderful but tir-
ing weekend as the Ezell re-
union was also an event on
Saturday. This was held at the
old Ezell home now the res-
idence of Bobby and Debbie
Kinsey with an attendance
of 78. All 78 took time out
long enough to enjoy a great
luncheon at the Kountry
Kitchen. What a day that
must ha\ e been. We offer our
congratulations to a .couple
whom we are happy to con-
sider our friends and vish
them many more good years


together.
We were sitting with
Elvira Brown and Margaret
Ragans when one of the Kin-
seys' Tallahassee friends,
Ruth Mitchell, came over, in-
troduced herself and started
an interesting conversation. It
seems that we, she and Elvira
had great memories of days
spent working in tobacco. We
must write about that some
day for we really enjoyed
those days.
The Quackenbush family
has returned from a vacation
during which they enjoyed
Ginny's family reunion in
Atlanta; her mother was 93;
rooted for the Braves du'rih
a game; took in the sights of

our nation's capital; historic
Philadelphia and the Liberty
Bell; toured Norfolk Naval
Base; and visited his family
in Whiting, New Jersey. Rich
said he just followed his
nose, taking his family on a
journey thru some high spots
of America's history. The trip
included ground zero in
Manhattan and both the Hol-
land and Chesapeake -Bay
tunnels. Sounds simply won-
derful, a time spent making
memories for a lifetime.
We or at least the town
- had a bad water leak in
front of our house last week.
Water was gushing from un-
der the sidewalk by our drive
like a river overflowing -
Mike and his, crew had to
tear up the sidewalk, dig up
the whole area and it was re-
ally a mess. They put on
their masonry hats to repair
the walk. But grass. grows
with hope eternal and is al-
ready putting in replace-
ments.


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There is an interesting story of the old sage
who lived on the side of a mountain near a lake.
It was common practice for the people of the
village below to come to him for counseling
and advice. The wise old man spent many
hours sitting out in front of' his small cabin
where he rocked to and fro in a crude little
rocking chair made of the branches of the sur-
rounding trees. Hour after hour he sat and
rocked as he reflected.
One day he noticed a young lad walking
up the path past the lake toward his cabin.
The boy walked up the hill and stood erect
before the sage. The old man said, "What
can I do for you young man?" The boy
replied, "I am told by the people in the vil-
lage that you are very wise. They say that
you can- give me the secret of happiness and
success in life." The old sage listened intent-
Slyfnd then' iast his;gaze1 at they ground for
several miomerntsi He'lAeityf rocked to' and
fro. Not a sound was heard except the creak-
ing of the crude rocking chair. Then, the
sage rose to his feet, took the boy by the hand
and led him down the path toward the lake.
Not a word was spoken. The boy was bewil-
dered, but the old man kept walking. They
came to the edge of the lake but did not stop.
Out into the water the old man led the boy.
The water came to the boy's knees, to his
waist, then to his chin, but the old sage kept
walking. The lad was completely submerged
in the water. The sage stopped for a moment,
then turned the boy around and led him out of
the lake and up the 'path to the cabin. Still
not a word was spoken. The
wise old man sat again in his Lake
creaky chair and silently
rocked to and fro. After sev-
eral moments he looked into I
the boy's questioning eyes
and asked, "Young man,
when you were out in the
lake, under water, what was it
you wanted more than any- ,
thing else in life?" Quickly
the boy replied, "Why, sir, I
wanted a breath of air more
than anything." Thet ,from
the wise old man came these
words of wisdom, "My lad, .
when you want happiness
and when you want success
in life as much as you wanted
the breath of air, you will Lai
have found the secret."
And so it is. So many peo-
ple are dissatisfied with their


present status in life. They %\ ish for something
better. They dream of the da\ \ hen things \ ill
be just right, but the\ only. wish and dream.
They don't resolve, and plan, and act. So
many people don't know what it is that they re-
ally want. Before we can succeed we must de-
fine our goals. We must kno\i specifically
what we want from life, then we must want it
enough that we will be motivated to formulate
a plan that will enable us to achieve it. We
must want it enough that we \% ill diligentl\ fol-
low the plan, step by step, every day. When
our goals and our plans become a living pic-
ture ,of reality in our minds, a picture that \vill
motivate us to determined action, only then
can we expect to find the happiness and suc-
cess to fulfill our dreams. As'the poet so aptly
wrote:

-, I bargained w ithi Lift for a pmnv an, Life

However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Whyyou must bear the task.
I worked for a menial's hire, only to learn,
dismayed,
That any wage T had asked of Life'
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Roof Up
By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In the aftermath of recent thunder-
storms and hurricanes, Madison County's
citizens need more good roofers. At last
another one is coming to town. RSI Roof-
ing, presently located in Lake City, is
looking for a site in Madison County.
Blake Wright, the builder in the
bunch, said, "Lake City how grown so
much. We are looking for a smaller place
now." Since the company has put the
roofs on several new residences, done one
major remodeling, and replaced other
roofs here in the county, Wright and his fi-
anc6e, Becky Barwick, decided that
Madison was the place to start out their
married life.
RSI has completed mostly residential
roofing, but Wright is licensed to do com-
mercial work also. He has two crews, of
three or four workers each, and plans to
add more employees as they get settled
into the local area.
Wright explained that the most com-
mon material he uses is asphalt shingle.
"It carries a 30-year warranty on the ma-
terial, and we add our own five-year
leakproof warranty on the workmanship,"
he stated. He said they also install many
metal roofs.
Barwick, the office manager, stands
ready to take calls for service at (866)
417-6637. "It's a toll-free number, and a
customer can reach us anytime," she said.
RSI Roofing specializes in insurance
claim repairs following storms, hail dam-
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free estimates for any service.


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Elijah "Buddy" Arnold


Elijah "Buddy" Arnold,
age 88, died Monday, July 25,
2005, in Moultrie, Georgia.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, July 30, 2005,
at Tabernacle Church of God
in Unity in Quitman, Georgia
with burial at the Boston
Cemetery in Boston, Georgia.
Mr. Buddy was born June
5, 1917, in Quitman, Georgia
to the late Hayes and Eva
Arnold. He lived in the Geor-
gia area all his life.
He is survived by his
wife of 67 years, Rosa Ella
Arnold of Boston, GA; eight
daughters, Eddie Mae True-
blood of Milwaukee, Wiscon-
sin, Gladys, Dorothy and Lin-

Rosa Ma
In loving memory of
Rosa Mae Collins, she was
born on September 24, 1924
in Madison to Mr. and Mrs.
Baker White. She went home
to see her Lord on August 8,
2005, leaving behind one
niece, Barbara Brown, of
Boston, MA; one nephew,
Tommie White of Jack-
sonville; three great nieces,
Diane Solomon, Joanne
Bruce and Jackie Solomon.
She also leaves behind two
great nephews, Issac Johnson
and Willie Solomon all of
Jacksonville; and one nephew
in law Leo Brown of Boston.
Also there are a host of other
family and friends left be-
hind.
Funeral services willL be,,
. held SaturdaN. AugustA.!3;,
2005, in the Beggs Madison
Chapel at one o'clock p.m.
Interment will follow at Jes-
lamb Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will be from five
p.m. to seven p.m. Friday,



August 12
Singles Dance Party hosted
by Positive Christian Singles
will be held at 1650 River
Street, Valdosta at 8:30 p.m. DJ
plays country, oldies, and rock.
Dance mixers and karaoke. for
info, call 229-242-3797.
August 17
The Doers Club Diabetes
Support Group is having a meet-
ing about Sensational Summer
Meals at 11:00 a.m. The meet-
ing will be at the Senior Citizens.
Counsel of Madison. A drawing
for cookbooks will be held at the
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Friday, August 12, 2005


Happenings At Madison First Baptist


By Nell Dobbs don with International Mis-
August 12. 2005 sion board. Her heart was torn
"Don't Send Me to between Africa and Jordan
Africa" and was actually relieved
"Don't send me to Africa, when Jordan was the right
I'm just a man, I'm not place. Very interesting pre-
Tarzan, I don't like loins, go- sentation! And she gave
rillas or snakes." thanks for all those who gave
Thus sang Billy (Luttrell) that she might go. Bless her as
in night service at the request she goes to Mercer in Macon,
of Shelly Holbrook as she Georgia. Bless al those called
showed slides of her two into mission fields at home
weeks Mission Work in Jor- and abroad. We are to work


for Jesus for night soon comes
when no man can work.
Deacons met at 8:00 for
their breakfast/meeting.
Such beautiful flowers
were placed in church Sunday
by Edwin and Faye Browning
in loving memory of Marilyn
Browning Chutz...daughter of
Louise Browning and sister of
Edwin, James, and Dorothy B.
Brown. Earnest prayers for all
their family with special bless-


ings upon Louise as she no
longer is able (at 97) to be in
church, which meant so much
to her and all her family.
Preacher acknowledged
Cindy Brown with her little
granddaughter, Marissa Scan-
lon in church and Ed and Beth
Meggs with new granddaugh-
ter born Saturday in Arizona.
A sweet dedication of Lit-
tle Mitch (Mitchell Garrett
Rutherford) ...son of Dan and


120 L'c elderyNedHpI


By E I .: bchi Hollingsworth
To,.' ic elderly people in
our county need your help.
What do thy, need' Some-
Th.lnig very simple: they need
their ,. .rd' mowed. Elaine
Har.iC from the Senior Citi-
zens Center contacted ICAN,
Inc., to see if we could find
someone 'to help 20 of their
low-income, feeble elderly
clients with this need. Hart-


ley reported, "Some of the
yards haven't been mowed
for a while, and it's getting
very difficult for the elderly
to get in and out of their
house. If the clients were
able to do it themselves, they
would be glad to; but they
can't, and many of them have
no relatives nearby to help.
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Elizabeth Hollingsworth,
ICAN Community Connector
Director, told Hartley, "We
will be happy to partner with
your agency to see if this
need can be met. Our organi-
zation's purpose is to commu-
nicate the need to the Madi-
son County churches and
public and if someone re-
sponds, hook up those volun-
teers to the need." Out of that
conversation, "Love Your
Neighbor Day" was birthed.
Why "Love Your Neigh-
bor?" Because of what Jesus
said,, "The greatest of the
commandments is to love
your .God with everything
you have and are, and then to
love your neighbor as your-
self." We all know that
"neighbor" means anyone
that crosses our path or comes
to our attention.
The success of this day is
totally dependent upon Madi-
son County people, who are
the most caring people in the


world, to respond to the need.
I grew up in this town, and I
have seen evidence of how
Madison County cares about
each other over and over-al-
ways lending a helping hand
to someone in need, never ex-
pecting anything in return-
just glad we could be of help.
So, how about it?? Will
you contribute less than a half
day of your most valuable as-
set-your time-on Saturday,
August 27th to mow a lawn?
We will meet at 7:00 am at
the ICAN/Kid's Caf6 (call for
directions), choose a yard
from the list and get to work.
After we're done, we'll go
back to the Caf6 for lunch,
starting at 11:00 am.
If you are seriously inter-
ested, but that day isn't good
for you, call us and we'll be
glad to hook you up on anoth-
er day. Call Elizabeth
Hollingsworth, at 929-4985,
to get more information and
to sign up to help our elderly
neighbors with this need.


Gina Rutherford, grandson of
Billy and Laverne Rutherford
(sweet prayer for him) and of
Gina's parents who were in at-
tendance. This special poem
was given to all of us.
Someone's Following Us
Two little feet to follow us
where ever our feet may trod.
Will they lead to folly
'trod, will they lead to God?
Two little eyes to observe
what we do, to copy our ways
and our tastes.
Will they help build a
growing world, or will they
add to the waste?
Two. little ears to hear
whatwe say in pleasure, in
suffering, and in prayer.
\ill it give courage and
ptacc iii thc ii av or mutiniply
lialt id ai Ctld ar
One little mind but two lit-
tle lips, to share our words
and our thouglhs.
Will they be envious, self-
ish and proud, or inculcate
faith in our Lord which is
sought?
One little heart but two
little arms, embracing those
he loves;
Tetdherly. Jesus, help us
direct. his iffticin to' God.
alone and mirror what God
does.
Daddyv and Mommy -
;lut- 're inagical words, secure
in loving trust,
God grant us the grace to
follow you Lord, for a little
one's following us.
Shelly Holbrook and
Liane Wakefield blessed us
singing, "He's More than
Wonderful;" Chancel Choir
sang a favorite, "The Eastern


Gate;" Preacher's message
was from Matthew 12, about
"Traditions" 347 in Jesus'
time and Traditions of today
- some good, some not so
good even in church..."The
Heart of Worship is Compas-
sion."
Brad Clark told of the
wonderful camp at, Gulf
Shores with many devotional
and one decision.
Preacher called all school
personnel forward for prayer
of dedication- all and Steve
Bass in his first year teaching
and Ronnie Ragans as bus dri-
ver, and earnest prayers for, all
of them and for all children,
parents and families.
Augubt 14. A%\- ana Work-
ers are urged to attend the
A\,ana Training :Session at
1:30 in Fellow ship Hall with
.dinner provided. Awana will
begin at 5:30 the 17th.
Billy presented the hliopes
of children's choirs on
Wednesday after school and
the need for helpers beginning
Sept 17th.
Happy to -see Billie Sue
(Lutrell) able to be in church
and recovering still.
Happy for all visitors, for
our Nita and her friend Berk
and Natalie.
Many are ill among us.
We pray for them arid give
thanks for being with them:
Ruby Lee heart cauterization
Monday and two stints, doing
well and home on Tuesday;
Audrey Hicks very ill; Ernest
Page; Paul Agner's open heart
surgery rescheduled 'til
Thursday the 18th, Don Lun-
dell; Clay Bass bad back and
in bed; Bob Cooper; our Jesse
still mending: and Scot
Copeland.
May the Lord help us see
situations and have .compas-
sionate hearts. Amen.


BARBARA MEMORIAL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
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One mile north of Madlsonu on 145.
Steve MeHargue, Iastor
Gary Gazlay, Music Director
Jaekle Watts, Student Pastor
Vyunht & Children's Ministries,
Active Young Adult Ministry.
Office l973-3266.
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I..j,l., ly Night Call For Schedule
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1 i3 ~ PIVfnckltey St., Madison Fl. 32340
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A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America
1200 North Washington St. 973-2692
Sunday Schdol For All Ages 0:45 a in.
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GREENVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
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'143.-2353
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Wednesday Pre-school Children.
Youth & Adult Bible Studies 7:00 p.n
First Sunday every mouth Men's Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
AiLL INVITED -

LEE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Pasior Caron Harn
l.ce Florida Corner of 255 & 90
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LEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Hwy. 255 South, Lee, Florida 971-5585
Richard Quackenbush, Pastor


Morning Worship
Sunday School
Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Youth Group


9400 11 ill
10:00 a.m.


1:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
5:001 p.m.


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United Methodist Wolmen
Monday after Ist Sunday 7:30 p.m.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Second Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Multiple Weekly Ihible Studies /Activities,
"Connecting The Community With Christ"

IMADISQNLBAPTIST CHURCH


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MADISON CHURCH-OF-Go-


7"'I NI. C01ol1in1 Kll lIy., Madison., FL.
973.i.307
It"'i. I Dm It. .lass, Pastor
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MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
S\ I' rl.l., (Ihurch"
(In r, I .ke, FLt.
N Iil.'14235.45
I\t..Ilillnill' Mmerrick, Pastor
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REAPERS OF THE HARVEST CHURCH
3 Mli-t '[ (11' t..,.Lnmille, FL. Hsy 90
iinaiitl Ha. Sr., Pastor
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ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1119 N IHIrFn St1.. 973-8338
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Visitors always welcome
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH


Meeting & mter St., 973-2428
Rev. Ernest Sylvestre, OMI


Monday, 'llesday & Wednesday Ntss


Saturday


9:00 an.
7=30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.


The express train to Manches-
ter, England, left the station on
time, but it slopped five miles
down the track. The engine
wasn't coupled onto the cars.
Your faith is like the coupling
that links the cars to the engine.
It's not the coupling that pulls the
cars, but the engine. And it's not
your faith that saves, but the
Christ in whom your faith is
placed. I
Everyone has faith, but not
everyone has faith in Christ.
That's why everyone doesn't
have heaven in their hearts here,
and why their hearts won't be in
heaven hereafter
Christ is absolutely necessary
and positively sufficient. So have
faith in Christ, won't you?

In Cadet Chapel at West Point
you'll find the shields of great
American soldiers. On each one
you'll find their names
But there's one shield that's
different It has the date of birth
and of death, but no name. It's the
shield of Benedict Arnold
He once was a great leader.
But he denied his country, and his
country denied him.
Our Lord said, "Whosoever
shall confess Me before men, him
will I confess also before My
Father who is in heaven. But
whosoever shall deny Me before
men, him will I also deny before
My Father who is in heaven."


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MADISON COUNTY HISTORY


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 7A


Madison Conu


Citizens Did Their




Part In "The War"


By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
For many years, old timers
referred to it simply as "The,
War" as though the planet had
not heard a shot fired in anger
since 1865. It is known by more
than a dozen names, such as the
War Between the States and the
Civil War. And Madison County
played its part in the bitter con-
flict
Men from the county left to
fight, and then some of the
fighting came close to home, not
in far-off Virginia or Tennessee.
The war came to Madison
County in 1861. When news
came that Florida had seceded
from the Union, celebrations
broke out throughout the area.
Florida seceded in January and
by February had joined with
other Southern states to form the
Confederacy. A Madison Coun-
ty man, Judge John C. McGe-
hee, was appointed by the gov-
ernor to help organize a new
government.
An interesting event oc-
curred at this time when the
Madison post office issued its,
own stamps since United States
stamps were no longer available
and Confederate stamps were
not as yet issued.
As the excitement ran high,
men joined local units through-
out Madison County and the en-
tire South. The First Florida In-
fantry Regiment was organized
with a company from Madison
County. Richard Bradford was
the captain of Company F as the
soldiers left for duty near Pen-
sacola.
When the company left for
their military service, a big
"send-off" was held. A Confed-
erate flag was presented to the
unit and brave words were spo-
ken.
The company stopped in
Tallahassee to. join with other
groups. Soon more companies
were mustered in Madison
County. The Madison Rangers,
Madison Gray Eagles, and oth-
ers responded to the call for sol-
diers.
Tragedy struck when Brad-
ford became the first Florida of-
ficer to die in the war. On Octo-
ber 9, 1861, Bradford was killed
during fighting at Santa Rosa Is-
land. His body was transported
home for burial and the casket
was placed in the courthouse in


Madison so residents could pay
their respects. The governor
spoke at the funeral.
Later, the war would grow
more and more brutal, and the
number of dead would rise. Men
were buried on the distant bat-
tlefields where they fell, often in
unmarked graves.
While Madison County
sent many away to fight, others
remained to provide supplies for
the armies. Those who stayed in
the county also offered shelter to
many people fleeing Florida's
east coast. The area became
crowded w% ith refugees.


Olustee, fought February
20, 1864, east of Lake City, was
the largest battle in Florida, with
about 11,000 men involved. It
was a bloody struggle in the
pine woods, and about one out
of every four men became a ca-
sualty. Northern invaders were
turned back in their effort to cut
the state off from the Confeder-
acy. They were driven back to
the east coast area. Madison
County men were involved in
the battle. A Madison man, Col.
Caraway Smith, commanded
the Confederate cavalry at Olus-
tee.
After the bitter struggle in
the pine woods, there were


many wounded men. Some were
brought to Madison to receive
care. The Smith Mansion and
other buildings housed the
wounded, and se eral who died
were buried in Oak Ridge
Cemetery.
Late in the war, 'one of
Florida's most well-known war-
riors, Captain J. J. .Dickinson,
received a sword from the ladies
of Madison. Dickinson led a
guerilla fight throughout the
war, ranging all over North and
Central Florida. He even cap-
tured a Yankee gunboat.
There %ka_ another battle


not far from Madison County, at
Natural Bridge on the St. Marks
Ri\ er near Tallahassee in 1865.
A group made up mostly of old
men and boys held off invading
Union troops and saved .the cap-
ital city from capture.
Another Federal raiding
party struck at Marianna on the
other side of Tallahassee.
And throughout the war in
Florida, the battle for salt was
fought. Southern men. set up
saltw or.ks along the coast. They
w would boil sea water and obtain
salt, a vital item used to preserve
meat. Union ships patrolled the
Florida coastline, and when the
saltworks, with their fires and


smoke, were spotted, boats
loaded with armed men would
come ashore and wreck the op-
ci.ti,'n The saltmakers would
set up in another location and
the scene would be repeated. .
Some men deserted the
cause and banded together in
several North Florida counties.
These groups of deserters raided
Madison County, striking -at
plantations.
TMan. of those not awa\ in
the a:rm\ raised the crops and
pio\ided other supplies. Ladies
made wvool and cotton clothes.
blankets. and bandages.


But the numbers were
against the' South. The North
had more men, more supplies, a
bigger navy, and more manufac-
turing facilities. The naval
blockade was strangling the
South. Her territory had been
cut into several pieces. Confed-
erate armies could not replace
the men who had been killed,
wounded, or captured.
The war dragged on. %with
deaths and :wounds and bad
news becoming part of life.
There '.' ere shortages of almost
everything. Finally, General
Robert E. Lee was cornered at a
small Virginia town known as
Appomattox.. He surrendered


what was left of his army and
soon other Confederate forces
also lay down their arms.
At least one Madison
Counrt man %was among those
left ali e at the surrender. Oliver
Pern Smith walked all the way
from Virginia to Madison Couhi-
ty.
When Petersburg and Rich-'
mond fell and Lee's army head-
ed west, the men who made up
the Confederate government
tried to make their escape. Pres-
ident Jefferson Da\ is k as cap-
rured in south Georgia and oth-
ers scattered, some to freedom


and some to eventual capture.
These officials headed in sever-
al different directions., Some
made their way to Cuba,, others
went to Mexico, and some sim-
ply went home and waited for
Union authorities to come for
them.
Former United States Vice
President and Confederate Sec-
retary of War, John C, Brecken-
ridge, reportedly spent a night
'in the Smith Mansion. The
home's original owner, Ben-
jamin Wardlax\, offered the,
house to his guest. The next
day, Breckenridge was on his
way again.
Despair descended on


many in Madison County.
News arrived that Florida's
rGo\ ernor Milton had taken his
o rn life The defeated soldiers
began to make their w ay home, *
there %would be no parades. no
fanc\ welcome. Man\ nien
%walked all the \wa) from the
places-of surrender. Many had
,died, man\ others had been
w wounded, and some died on the
way home.
Of the 123 men in Compa-
n\ D. Fifth Florida Infantr\. IS
\were killed or died of \wounds.
29 \were wounded. 19 were cap-
[ured, and 39 others died from
other causes. This unit lost 64
of 123 men, or 52%. Nine de-
serted. This loss was typical of
many Confederate units..
When the fighting ended,
the suffering continued. It was
difficult for many men to get
home,: with mules and horses
dead, and railroads torn up.
Madison County had not been
devastated by battles as some
placeshad been, but still there
was the look of war. Almost all
resources had been channeled
into the war effort and the
county looked worn out. Many
farm fields were overgrown
with weeds. Buildings needed
repair work done.
Some soldiers looked at
their worn out homes and land
and moved away for a fresh
start. Others began to rebuild
their shattered lives in the same
spot where they had been be-
fore the war. Many African
Americans, former slaves,
stayed and had a big part in the
rebuilding effort.
Then came the gloom of
Reconstruction. The Northern
leaders began to take out the
frustrations of four years of war
on the defeated South. People
of the North were also angry
about Lincoln's assassination.
The struggle would be not be
easy, but the South's people
would rise from the ruins.
In time, organizations such
as the Sons of Confederate Vet-
erans and United Daughters of
the Confederacy would come
into being to keep the story of
themomentous time alive in
memory.
Those who fought and
those who kept the home front
alive during the great conflict
are all gone now.
Gone, but not forgotten.


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Judy Hill, Melissa Goins.
Elmire Cante.s, Betsy.
Thompson, Tracey Kelly and
Cindy Brown are pictured
left to right. All of the ladies
work in the Madison County
Schools as nurses and health
assistants. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Be-
mbry, August 6. 2005)


MPD Patrolman Chriis-
Cooks, left, and Deputy_
Maurice Alexander were on-
hand, giving out information
on how to protect children at
the Back to School program.
in the park. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Be-
mbry, August 6, 2005)_


Julia Waldrep. G%%en Hub-
bard and School Superinten-
dent Lou Miller are pictured
left to right at the Back to
School rally in the park.
Hubbard coordinated the
rally. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry.
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Christie Minor, Angel
Garcia, Beth Moore, Alex
Teal and Kara Washington
were enjoying the Back to
School rally in the park. Mi-
nor and Washington work as
teachers at Pinetta Elemen-
tary School. Moore is the
principal. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Be-
nibry. August 6. 2005)


Renetta Ghent is pictured
with Bruce Jordan, a Madi-
son County paramedic and
firefighter, who was on hand
giving out safety informa-
tion. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jacob Bembr), Au-
gust 6, 2005)


Amanda Coe, left. new
secretary at Lee Elemen-
tary School. is pictured
with Principal Jimmy Tay-
lor at the Back to School
rally. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bem-
bry, August 6, 2005)


Assistant Principal
\Villie Williams, left. was on
hand at the Back to School
program in the Four Free-
doms Park. representing
Madison County High
School, with Principal Ben
Killingwsorth. right. iGreene
Publishing. Inc. Photo by Ja-
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Kaitlin Fox. left, Nicole
Davis, and Rebecca Fox w ere
enjoying the Back to School
program at the Four Free-
doms Park. (Greene Publish-
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mbry, August 6, 2005)


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Governor Appoints Wilson To
Third Term On NFCC Board.
Gov. Jeb Bush reappoint-
ed Michaelena "Mikey" Wil-
son of Madison to another
four-year term on the Dis-
trict Board of Trustees of
North Florida Community
College. Wilson is retired
from the Fla. Dept. of Rev-
enue.
Bush also appointed Ver-
na M. Horne of Jasper for
her first term as a NFCC
trustee. Horne, a retired
public health nurse/supervi-
Michaelena "Mikey" Wilson sor, represents Hamilton
County on the nine-member
board.
"I am also delighted that Ms. Mikey Wilson from
Madison County has been rehppointed to the Board for
a third term. Her reappointment adds stability and
credibility to our very experienced Board of Trustees,
I am also extremely delighted that Ms. Verna Horne
from Hamilton County has been appointed to the
NFCC District Board of Trustees. Ms. Horne has a dis-
tinguished career of public service and civic involve-
ment and brings a wealth of experience to the Board,"
said President Morris G. Steen, Jr.
Wilson was initially appointed to the NFCC board
in 1999 and again in 2001. Other members of the
NFCC board are Chair John T. Maultsby and Linda
Gibson from Madison County; Walter Boatright and
Brantly Helvenston of Suwannee County; Lester Pad-
gett of Taylor County, Betty Land of Lafayette Coun-r
ty, and Vice-chair Albert Thomas of Jefferson County.
The NFCC board meets the third Tuesday of each
month, usually at the NFCC campus, Madison.


Vicki Weatherspopn-Peterson

Earns PhD Degree
Jimmie and Evelyn Weatherspoon,
parents of Vicki Weatherspoon-Peterson,
would like to congratulate their daughter
on receiving her Ph. D. in Educational
leadership on August 5, 2005. Weather-
spoon-Peterson is a 1980 graduate of
'-. Madison High School. She received her
BS in 1983 from FAMU and her MS in
1989 from Barry University. She is also
a licensed mental health therapist since
1998. She is a member of the Madison
Chapter of A.1.A. She is a member of
Architiliery Missionary Baptist Church.
Love ya,
Jimmie; Evelyn, Taja, Willie, Ted
and Jimmy
Vicki Weatherspoon-Peterson


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Aug. 17 and 25. Sessions will be ground checks. Fingerprints
at 6 p.m. in the Career & Tech must be submitted on Academ\
Center on the NFCC campus, / cards which are available at
Madison. r ) the Academ\ S am 8 pm
Students interested in at- w eekdays.
tending the Criminal Justice For information call the
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School is starting and
the first lesson is:


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Drivers, be extra careful when you're around school buses. It's illegal to pass one
that has stopped to pick up or drop off children. Use caution and care--the kids
may not be watching out for you.
Parents, make sure your children have enough time to get to the bus stop without
rushing. Remind them to watch for cars and cross only at the corners.
Students, always look both ways before crossing the street, cross at least 10 feet in
front of the bus and wait for the driver's signal that it's safe. And stay clear of the
rear wheels of th -us at all times!

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Kentucky Lake, the largest man-made
lake in the world.

In 1953, during a nationally syndicated
television broadcast, Walter Winchell
commented on the smoking and health
controversy saying that, "evidence is
overwhelming that cigarette smoking
causes cancer."

In 1980, Ted Turner started CNN. the
Cable News Network. Many people
said Turner was foolish-to think
Americans would watch a 24-hour
prews channel.


In 1648, the Plymouth (Mass.) Court sentenced
Margaret Jones to death by hanging, after
determining that she had a "malignant touch"
causing pain andvomiting in people she
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license and $2.25 for a chauffeur's lice

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Two More Suits
Two more cases alleging civil rights violations in
Madison were filed in U.S. District Court Monday. Both
suits ask the federal court to enjoin the defendants from
assaulting or harassing Negro or white citizens engaged
in civil rights activities and to award damages against
the defendants.

Madison Man Earns Badge
Army Sgt. Coleman Jackson. Jr. of Madison ,was
awarded the combat Infantryman Badge July 22 forex-
emplary conduct under hostile fire in Vietnam.,


August 15, 1975 Edition
School Calendar
Aucilla Christian Academy released their 1975-76
school calendar recently. The calendar show that classes will
begin on September 2 and school will release for summer on
June 3.

Newly Oidained
Ronnie L. Combass was recently ordained into the
gospel ministry at Macedonia Church. The newly ordained
minister will be the Beulah pastor.

"Tins!
A Jersey cow belonging to Mrs. Lucille Reischman of
Greenville gave birth to tw in calves on Monday morning.

August 16, 1985 Edition
Reminder!
School starts Monday. August 19, 1985, and all children
entering kindergarten and Florida schools for the first time
must ha% e documentation of being properly immunized.

Groceries Award and Bake Sale Announced
SVolunteers of the Madison County unit of the American
Cancer Society are accepting donations towards a grocery
gift. which will be awarded at the conclusion of the bake sale.


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NEW BEDROKUUM SET: Beautitul
cherry Louis Philippe 8-piece wood
- King sleigh bed, dresser, mirror,
chest, 2 nightstands. Sug. List,
$4600, sell $1650.
850-545-7112




Qouthem Wiflas of

0 0adison1 apartments

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.
Doublewide Mobile Home
3bd. 2bth. Receintl Remodled.
$5-50mo and $550 security de-
posit call 929-4333.
Martin House
Downtown Madison
1 Large efficiency $275.
1 Large 2 bedroom $450.
Heat & Air, mature responsible
adults. No children and No pets.
Call 850-578-2781
Unfurnished Cabin
Private entrance, One person, $425
mo plus security. Includes utilities
and satellite.
850-973-4073 or 850-673-1117

SIreenvile Pointe

Apartments
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

Mobile Home
2 bd, 2 bth with Garden Tub on
Anderson Lake.
850-464-0533 or 464-1651


i Trailer for Rent
2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, no pets
and no kids. 850-973-2504


Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
711
1 Equal Housing Opportunity
1.


Watermelon Land
For Lease
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 watermel-'
on land
Contact Tommy Greene at
(850) 973-4141

Commercial Industrial
Property
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Comer lots. Front both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to the
city utilities, fire hydrant, and
service from two power compa-
nies. Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14. Will
build to suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene
850-973-4141,





, CASH,,$$ Paid for land.
acreage, homes or mobile
homes with property. Top
dollar paid with quick clos-
ing.
Call Ben (386) 365-7653

Home For Sale
Rt. 1, Box 3136-S, Madison, FL
(Cherry Lake Farms)
East of SR 53 & North of SR 150
1,120 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths / 2
acres. Price $28,000 or make offer.
Call 850-402-2475
For Sale By Owner:
3-BR Brick home, 1800 Sq. ft.
w/carport, 2 Bath, large Den w/fire-
place and Central Heat & Air.
House with backyard patio. De-
tached 560 sq. ft. carport, storage
and workshop. Sits on Entire City
Block Downtown Greenville, FL.
Interior freshly painted. Modem re-
modeled Kitchen, whirlpool Master
Bath. Best Buy in North FL and
South GA. Price $137,500. Possi-
ble. owner financing. Day 1-
800-284-1725 Nite 1-850-997-
4456 Mobile-1-850-545-
9292/ Reason for Selling: Built
new House. House available Im-
mediately.


Driver Needed
Progressively growing whole-
sale nursery is seeking a driver
to pick up in North
Florida/South Georgia area.
Candidate must have a good dri-
ving record, be able to pull a 24'
- 26' gooseneck trailer and be
able to load and unload plant
material.- General mechanical
skills are a plus as work may in-
clude equipment repair and
maintenance. Hours may vary
depending on the season. Com-
pany is a drug free workplace.
Please send resume with current-
DMV driving record to : Driver,
P.O. Box 262, Madison, FL
32341


Senior Citizens Council
of Madison County, Inc.,
is now accepting applications for
fulltime in-home service worker,
must be certified CNA. Must be
able to follow directions, good so-
cial skills with the elderly and de-
pendable transportation.
Applicants need to apply in person
at the Senior Citizens Center, 400
S.W. Rutledge Street, Madison, FL
32340 at 850-973-4241
LICENSED COUNSELOR
A Master's Degree with a major in
psychology; social work, counsel-
ing or a related human services
field and three year of related pro-
fessional experience, Florida li-
censed, clinical social worker or
mental health counselor preferred.
Shift: 8 am 5 pm / Monday Fri-
day.
For more information and a com-
plete listing of available positions:
www.apalacheecenter.org
850-523-3217 or 800-226-2931
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Tallahassee, Fl
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
background check. An EqualOp-
portunity/ Affirmative Action Em-
ployer. Drug Free Workplace
Lake Park of Madison
is looking for highly motivated, or-
ganized and energetic Registered
Nurses with Leadership skills to
add to their team. Current positions
available include Assistant Direc-
tor of Nursing (RN), Risk Man-
ager/Staff Educator (RN). Inter-
ested applicants can apply at 259
SW Captain Brown Road or fax re-
sume to (850) 973-4006. EOE


GREENE



Typesetter
Receptionist
Secretary
(1 person)
Part-Time
Well groomed and Pleasant Per-
sonality a must! Clear command
of the English language. Com-
puter exp, dependable, able to
type 40wpm and to work well
with public.
Apply in'person at only:
Greene Publishing, Inc.,
HWY 53 South Madison.



$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Earn 50%
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153


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


Florida Department of Trans-
portation has a x.ac.inc. in Tli lor
County for the following position:
Position Number: 5500446S
Broad Band Tille: Hightv.a,,
Maintenance Workers-, level 1
Working Title: Maintenance
Technician
Closing Date: August 10, 2005
For more information concerning
job description and requirements
apply online:
ht ps://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
/logon.htm
or call toll free 877-562-7287
The Department of Transportation
is an Equal Enploi>me irnt Opportu-
nity, Affirmative Action and Drun
Free workplace e employer.


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OPPOBUNt

IS KNOCKING...

IN CLASSIFIED


GREENE
Publishing, Incl

Advertising Sales
Person
needed at
GREENE PUBLISHING
Professional appearance and
pleasant personality a must. Must
be able to work well under pres-
sure and maintain a team player
relationship with coworkers. Expe-
rience and/or education in this
field preferred but not required.
App1' in pciron with resume
at our Hwy 53 office


Equipment Operators
and Laborers
needed for large sitework job in
Lee, Florida. Duration of job ap-
proximately 6 months. Call Doug at
850-519-1679
Office Staff Person
Growing Insurance agency look-
ing for take .Charge staff sales
person. Established office in the
Madison area. Must be customer
oriented, professional appear-
ance. Sales experience is a plus.
Prefer insurance license but not
nuand.:,.'r-, Willing to train the
rin..l peron. Coripceitr.e alary
plus gwo.th potentI.i. Send re-
Keith Hargroqie
121 \\est Base St.
Madison, FL 32340

Assistant Manager Needed
at Mayo Fertilizer, Inc. in Lee, FL.
Go to work immediately with bene-
fits. Call Keith at 386-294-2024.
Mayo Feriilizer, Inc., is an equal
opportunity employer and a drug
free, workplace.


SPBG
THE PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP

www.pbqcareers.com

The Pepsi Bottling Group of
Perry is now hiring Field Service
Technicians.
Please review the detailed job
descriptions, requirements, and apply
online at www.pbqcareers.com

No phone calls please.

PBG is an Equal Opportunity
Employer


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your qd

Call:

'850-

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www.ACVillage.net

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
(386)658-5160.



Tractor Work
free estimates
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Mowing, Discing, tilling and box
blading. Call 973-6326.
Do you need
a Handyman?
If you are elderly or need a man to
work around your home or yards,
please call me to work for you. I'm
reasonable, honest and pride myself
on doing a good job for you. I also
give Seniors a discount. Located in
Madison area.
Please call 850-973-6991
before 9pm.


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Friday, August 12, 2005


Announcements

Is Stress Ruining Your Life? Read DIAN
Ron L. Hubbard Call (813)872-0722 or
to Dianetics, 3102 N. Habana Ave., T
33607.

Building Materials

METAL ROOFING SAVE $5$ Buy Di
Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with all A
Quick turn around! Delivery Available
(888)393-0335.

Business Opportunities

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you
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day-! 30 Macnines, rr t ynio *Y,y y.
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be undersold!

$250,000 YEARLY potential, first year! Working
from any location. Think it's too good to be true.
Don't call. (800)801-8942.

$50,000 FREE CASH GRANTS*****- 2005! Never
Repay! For personal bills, school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from 2004. Live Opera-
tors! (800)856-9591 Ext #113.

A CASH COW! 90 Vending Machine units/You OK
Locations Entire Business $10,670 Hurry!
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Financial

****S500-S100,000++ FREE CASH GRANTS!
20051 NEVER REPAY! Personal/Medical Bills,
School, New Business-Home. As seen on T.V. NO
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$50,000 FREE CASH GRANTS*****- 2005! Never
Repay! For personal bills, school, new business. $49
BI.LION Left unclaimed from 2004. Live Opera-
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FREE SS CASH $SS GRANTS! For 2005. Never
repay. For Personal Bills! Home buying! School!
New Business! ,).iij-5,',tili.iii. Live Operators!
(800)860-2187 Ext #116.

HelpWanted

Driver- COV'F.NANT TRANSPORT. Excellent Pay
& Benefits for Experienced Drivers, O/O0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Sludenti.. Bonuses Available.
Refrigerated Now Available. (888)MORE PAY
()SS l'op7-3"729

Associate needed $100 to $1,000 per day. No
Selling, No Explaining, No Convincing. Call
(800)242-0363 ext.4250,

S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Drivers. HOME WEEK-
ENDS. Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K. Trainees Wel-
come. Miami area- exp. req. 21 min age/Class-A CDL
Cypress Truck Lines (800)545-1351.-


Driver- NOW HIRING QUALIFIED DRIVERS
for Central Florida Local & OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
IETICS by competitive pay & new equipment. Need 2 years
send S7.99 experience. Call Bynum Transport for your oppor-
ampa FL tunity today. (800)741-7950.

Company and 010 Needed 87 cents per mile all
Dead head paid + fsc. Call Don Saltsman CTC
Trucking Inc. (321)639-1522.
direct From
accessories. $600 WEEKLY Working through the government
Toll Free part-time. No Experience. A lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.

Now Hiring for 2005 Postal Positions $17.50-
S59.00+/hr. Full Ben..Irs Paid Training and Vaca-
earn $800/ tions No Experience Necessary (800)584-1775
-,r 9 5o oo Reference # 5600.


Legal Services

DIVORCES175-$350*COVERS children, etc. Only
one signature required! *Excludes govt. fees Call
weekdays (800)462-2000, ext600. (8am-7pm)
Divorce Tech. Established 1977.

Cash For Your Accident! Injured in an accident?
I i% suiaI pendimi' Need Cash NOW? We provide cash
advances for personal injury claims. Financial Reliefl
Toll-free (888)375-0565 or (727)375-0565.

ARRESTED OR INJURED Need a Lawyer? All
Criminal Defense & Personal Injury. '*Felonies *
Misdemeanors *DIJI *Domestic Violence Traffic
Auto Accident *Wrongful Death. "Protect Your
Rights" .\- t- .\ninnme Referral Service (800)733-
5342.

Miscellaneous

EARN DEGREE online from home. *Medical,
*Business, 'P.ir.ile il. *Computers. Job Placement
Assistance. Computer and Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onlinetidewatertech.com.

Free DIRECTV Satellite, 4 rooms. FREE TiVo/
DVR. A.t.lt il)IV 220 Channels + locals, $29.99/
month. First 500 orders get Free DVD Player.
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Real Estate

.NEW RELEASE 20% discount for Reservation
Holders only. Co.(i-al Georgia Gated Deep Water
. Access. Wooded Lagoon and Golf Course homesites.
Call for Resen jnr;n Ini!'fnun;n (8771',-A"17.. ',.

Tennessee New Waterfront Property from $19,9001
v\\ ircwte propcny from SW,'!t. ':ith.rfronl lot and
cabin packages $59,900! Call (866)770-5263 ext. 8
for details.

North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views Streams
Homes, Cabins Acreage :-'I L BRIi.L HULRF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY (800)642-5333. Realty Of Murphy
317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtvofmurphy.com.


CASHNOW As seen

FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS, on I TV.
ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS

(800) 794.7310 \l


J.G Wentworth means CASH NOWt
77 86721 373


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 Shel-
ter (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 animals that need a
really good home at www.geoc-
ities.com/Suwanneehs.

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 mes-
sage if we are closed, we will
return your call.Remember 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 furni-
ture....and we now have some
nice pieces to sell.

Newspapers 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 cans to
recycle, just bring them to the
shelter. All the money goes to


help the homeless mammals.

Featured Animals
For Adoption

DOGS

2828: PRINCESS 7 week
old Silver and Black Female.
This pretty baby is sister to Jen-
nifer and King, a trio of-new
residents that have won the,
hearts of all who meet them.
We'd love to introduce you.

2818 BROWNIE -10 week,
old Red and Brown Male. Oh
my goodness, he is such an arm-
load of wiggling love. He looks.
at the world with trust and af-
fection while he waits for his
person to come and adopt him.

2806 CHELSEA 5 month
old Tri-Color Female. This is a
precious girl, friendly and full
of enthusiasm for .... well, for
just about everything and every-
body. She will be a wonderful
addition to someone's family.

2799 HECTOR 11 month
old Black Male. A boy's best
friend, or a girl's... or a fami-
ly's. Take your choice. Hector
will be ready and willing, cause
he's just a go-along kind of
guy....easy to know, easy to
love.

2826 KING 7 week old
White Male. The definition of
charm is the ability to draw peo-
ple to you by means of charis-
ma....and guess who the. king of
charisma is? Guess where he
lives?.....give up? Well, head


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$57,990. Spectacular property offering breathtak-
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from Helena, Montana at Canyon Ferry Lake. Soils
tested, utilities, ready to build on. Call owner at
(888)770-2240.

East Alabama Mountain Property For Sale One
hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL Great for
enjoyment or investment 15-acres-$54,250.00 '512-
acres-Sl1,485,000.00 More information Call Gary
\lieuld (256)239-8001.

NORTH CAROLINA MTNS 4 acres on mountain
top, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake
nearby $49,500 owner (866)789-8535
vk v. .'C"'7 comn,

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NC Mountains. 1.90 Acres w/ 50 mile view IA
hardwood trees. Financing a.nl able at $39,000 w/
little down. Perfect for log cabin. This one won't last
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tor the shelter and we'll intro-
duce you.

CAT

2829 SUGAR 8 week old
Calico Female. Another pre-
cious baby who now calls the
shelter home. Big-eyed with a
soft meow and a gentle de-
meanor, this love-bug fits her
name. Hold her in your arms
and she'll pet your face with a
tender paw.

2813 CEASAR 4 and a half
month old Black Male. A fine
specimen of a lad, Ceasar struts
and prances, pounces and rolls
with spirit. He is the epitome of
all- bravado with a soft heart.

2730 LUCAS One year
Tabby Male. Graceful as a
dancer and speedy as jet, this
young man walks about his do-
main like a warrior prince....he
would so love to be in his own
special home; in the meanwhile
he blooms where he's planted.

2831 LOVEY Four month
old Calico Female. Beautifully
marked with a wonderful blend
of colors, Lovey is our newest
resident and such a welcome
addition to our new kitty condo.
Please come and welcome her;
you probably won't leave with-
out her.

2240 SISSY Two and a half
year old Tabby Female. One of
our older adoptees, Sissy has
declared herself ready to have
her own family home. She will
grace the hearth where she lives


and love the amnuly who claims
her as their own.

LOST AND FOUND

LOST CATS

SMUDGE A White and Tiger
Male, neutered and declawed.
Lost near Donaldson Rd. and
Disston Trail in Lee. Call: 850-
971-5590

VOLUNTEERS
Four hours a week on the day
of your choice. You are Wanted
and needed. Call to learn more.

We have many more kittens
and cats that are spayed or
neutered, wormed, Fel. luk test-
ed, rabies shots. Adoption
$50.00

The Suwannee Valley
Humane Society depends on
adoptions for $50.00 which IN-
CLUDES, spay/neuter,, de-
worming,heartworm/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 you.

REMINDER: DO NOT
LEAVE PETS. IN VEHICLES
FOR ANY LENGTH OF
TIME DUE TO THE HEAT
AND HUMIDITY.


SIMON CASTRO
MICHAEL ALLEN
O'QUINN


8/5, 8/12, 8/19,8/26, 9/2
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,, that A.T. GIBSON, JR, the. holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of property, and name in which it is assessed
is as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 98-403
YEAR OF ISSUANCE 1998
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED KATHERINE \NTHONY
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY BEG %T SE COR. RUN N 6741 TO POB, cont 121,
W 267', S 264' e 221', to PFOB being part of N1/2
ofSE 1/4 of SE 1/4
08-ln-093476-000-000

%I] of said properri being in the Counts of Madison. Sale of Florida. Uinik-s such cer-
titicate hall be rtdeemed according to the la", the property) described in such certificate
Mill be sold to the highest bidder at the nurt door at the Madison Count% Cnurthouse on
the 7th day of SEPTEMBER, 2005, at 11:00 am.
Dated this 22 day orf J L'L. 2005.
TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
N MADISON. FLORIDA
B%: Ramona Dickinson
Deput) Clerk
/'5, 8/12. 819. 8/26
NOTICE OF \PPLICTI[ON FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. thai A.T. GIBSON. JR. the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certifcaite for a Tas Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and )ear of issuance, the-descriprion of property. and name in which it is assessed
is as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 98-6,68
VE %R OF ISSUANCE 1998
NIME IN WHICH ASSESSED ESTATEE OF WILL[E FEACHER
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY BEG @ THE N%% COR OF NEl/4. RLIN E 1321 TO
POB IN N1A COR OF HEREIN PAR-
CEL S150' E106'N150'W106'TO FOB, BEING
PART OF THE N2F NTI/4 PARCEL NO. 33-1N-09-
5134-002.018
All of said property being in the County of Madison. State of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according to the la". the property, described in such certificate
"ill be sold to the highest bidder at the wesl door at the Madison Countr Courthous. on
the 141h da) of SEPTEMBER. 2005, at 11:00 am.
Dated this 27 day of JULY, 2005.
TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF CRCUITr COLRT
MADISON, FLORIDA
By: Ramona Dickinson.
Deputy Clerk
8/5, 8/12 8/19. 8/26

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION
OF COUNTY ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the Intention of the Board of County
Commissioners of Madison County, Florida, pursuant toSection 125.66, Florida Stalules, to
consider the adoption of a proposed ordinance at the regular meedng of said Board to be held
at 9:30 a.m., on September 5, 2005, at the Board of County Conmissioner's R RoomRoom No.
107, Madson County Courthouse Annex, 112 Ease Pinckney, Madison, Florida, 32340 the
title to which Is as follow: '
ORDINANCE NO. 20.05-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD Or COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
GRANTING TO MADISON COUNTY AND OTHERS THE
POWER TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION
381.00655, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED, WHICH
MANDATES HOMEOWNERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS TO
CONNECTTO AND USE AVAILABLE SEWERAGE SYSTEMS;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
The proposed ordinance may be laspected by the public during normal bmilness
hours at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison County, Florida In the
Madison County Courthouse, Madllion, Florida. All Intrerted parties may appear at the
above meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
lIf iou are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation Ln order to
participate In Ihds proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Office Box 237, Madison,
Florida 32341, telepbone:(850) 973-1500. at least 3 worldking days prior to the meeting date.
If you are bearing or ilce impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made b) the Board wllh respect to any
matter considered at such meeting he or bhe will need a record of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of Ibt proceedinga is
made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Ia to be
based
DATED this8P day of August, A. D 2005.
BOARD OP COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY:as 1W Sander
Timn Snders,
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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.



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A vessel colliding with a
boathouse on the Ortega River
Wednesday at approximately 2
p.m. resulted in the operator
being injured, according to
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
investigators.
Patrick G. Serger, 49, of
Green Cove Springs, was
transported to Shands Hospital


in Jacksonville following the
accident.
When he arrived at the
hospital, Serger told FWC law
enforcement officers that his
27-year-old son, Christian, had
been on board with him at the
time of the crash, according to
PWC Officer Chris Jones.
FWC patrol boats, Jack-
sonville Fire and Rescue, the


Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
(JSO) dive teams and a JSO
helicopter searched the acci-
dent site, looking for the pre-
sumed missing passenger.
While the search continued,
FWC officers and JSO fol-
lowed leads, attempting to ver-
ify that the son was on board at
the time of the accident, Jones
said.
During the investigation,
officers learned that a St. Au-
gustine marina had surveil-
lance tape showing Serger
leaving on his vessel alone.
Officers were then able to lo-
cate the younger Serger at his
residence who informed offi-
cers that he was not on the ves-
sel at the time of the accident.
At approximately 7
p.m., the JSO dive team and
FWC officers called off the
search.
Damage. estimates to
the boat house are pending
as FWC officers continue
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nee County Sheriff's Department, FWC offi-
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Brown said the child's body was turned
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early morning hours today
prompted a multi-agency
search for the truck in the
Paynes Prairie Preserve,
State Park.
According to Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC)
Law Enforcement Officer'
John Duncan, Alachua
County, the driver lost con-
trol of his vehicle on High-
\\ai\ 441 and the truck sank
into the canal.
The Florida Highi\a\
Patro (FHP) is investigating
the accident and called upon
the Alachua Counts Sher-
iff's Office Dike Team and
FWC to help recover the e-
hicle.
FWC officials also per-
formed another func-
tion at the site:
alligator
control.
"When we arrived on
scene, there was an extreme-
ly aggressive alligator that
definitely, showed all the
signs of having been fed by
people," Duncan said. "The
gator showed none of the,
-natu-ral-fear of-people-that-a-
gator should exhibit and ac-
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walked back and forth on the'
retaining wall."
A nuisance alligator
trapper was called and the
11-foot alligator was cap-
tured.
"Unfortunately, because
it was so aggressive, we had
to put the gator down for the
safety of the divers in the
water," according to Duin-
can.
"This is the result of
people feeding the gators. If
you feed one, you are effec-
ti'ely signing the creature's
death warrantt" he e\-
plained. "Another problem
\\as %\e couldn't just "cor-
tal" the actor
until the eSi


divers were out of the water.
Obviously, this gator was
equating people with food. If
we had let him go, there was
a distinct possibility that he
could have hurt someone or
a pet in the future."
Duncan used his airboat
to get out on the water and
search for the submerged
truck using a pole. All this'
was done ,within 100 feet of
a large sign stating that it is
illegal to feed the alligators
and,is punishable by a $500
fine and/or 60 days in jail.
FHP is continuing the
investigation into the acci-
dent.
"I really wish I could get
the message across to people
that if these animals are fed,
the) are going to become a
danger to public safety and
will eventually end up in the
back' of a trapper's truck,"
Duncan said. "I hate killing
these creatures because
someone broke the law."
FWC officers arrested a
Charlotte County couple
July 22 for deliberately feed-
ing an alligator; an offense
that the agency's alligator
experts say is often associat-
ed with fatal attacks against'
humans.
"When fed, alligators
quickly lose their natural
fear of people and begin to
associate human presence
with a feeding opportunity.
This altered behavior creates
a significant danger that


jeopardizes the safety of
anyone who may come into.
contact with that animal,"
said Harry Dutton, head of
the FWC alligator manage-
ment section.
FWC officers operated
on a tip from an anonymous
source who had witnessed a
man, a woman and t%%o chil-
dren feeding an alligator
from a boat on the Peace
River. When they received
another call from the anony-
mous source
ff that the couple
.y had returned, of-
,/ f i c erss
&- staked out
the area and
ere able to
ideo and photograph
). the feeding. FWC trap-,
pers %%ere dispatched imme-
diatel and removed two
aggressive alliga-
- mtors. 8 foot 9 inch-
es and 5 foot 11 inches
in length, from the area.
These arrests come in
the wake of an unrelated fa-
tal alligator attack that oc-
curred in Port Charlotte a
Seek earlier. On the evening
of July 15, Kevin Albert
Murray, 41, of North Port,
was swimming in a canal off
the Myakka River when a
12-foot-2-inch alligator at-
tacked and killed him. Resi-
dents. of the area claimed
that alligator had been fed.
It is illegal to feed alli-
gators and the FWC strongly
recommends not feeding oth-
er, wildlife where alligators
might be present. Feeding
ducks, turtles or throwing
fish scraps in the after r
where alligators can associ-
ate humans with a feeding
opportunity, is tantamount to
feeding an alligator. Infor-
mation ,on how to prevent
problems with alligators is
listed in the FWC's "Living
with Alligators" brochure
found online at
MyFWC.com/gators.
Anyone having informa-
tion, about the feeding of alli-
gators is urged to report the in-
cident to the toll free Wildlife
Alert Hotline at (888) 404-
3922. Those reporting viola-
tions may remain anonymous
and be eligible for a reward.
Nuisance alligators
should be reported to the FWC
Alligator Hotline by calling
toll free (866) FWC-GATOR
((866) 392-4286).


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