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Our 141st Year, Number 17
Friday, December 30, 2005
Mlivadison, Florida 32340
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To Go Up
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The United States Postal
Service (USPS) is wishing
everyone a happy new year
with a rate increase.
Beginning Monday, Janu-
ary 8, the cost of a first class
I- stamp will
also rise to
Across the board, the rate
increase averages 5.4 percent,
officials say. The adjustment is
in response to a 2003 federal
law that requires the U.S.
Postal Service to establish a
$3.1 billion escrow account.
The new 39-cent stamps
have been a\ ailable at the post
office for a few weeks. The
stamps read "Fir't Class 2006"
since they were printed before
the USPS had actually\ figured
o)t the amount of the. increase.
Postage ': :e.. .1 _
ip when rate increases ap-
proach as mailers stock up on
the newt stamps, then the\ fall
off somewhat as customers
vow to mail less. Sales soon
return to normal, hoWever.
The new first-class stamp
has an image of the Statue of
Liberty over a U.S. flag. The
nev. 2-cent stamp portray .
Navalo silver and turquoise
Later in the year, the
pi:.'stal service will begin issu-
ing 39-cent stamps with a vari-
et. of images.
.One of the more interest-
ing designs that has been pro-
posed is of a Jack Benny
stamp, featuring the likeness.
of the comedian who always
claimed to be 39 years old.
S 67/48 he
Mainly sunny. High 67F. Winds
light and variable.
Sat 74/46 .
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s
and lows in the mid 40s.
Panl'/ cloudy with a stray thunder-
2 Scriit.'i. 3Ii Pages
Ann i jnJer,
Arn. JlulJ N.id-ion County
,Step Back In Time
iViewpoints & Opinions
Sheriff's Department Makes Changes
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Since Sheriff's Captain Ben Stew-
art retired earlier this month, the Madi-
son County Sheriff's
has made a few
One ut' the change'
x\as to hire Madison
PolicL Depitmenrlt P.a-
trnhinan Ke\ in Andei-
son as a road deputy. The other was to
promote Randy Jansch from deputy to
"We decided not to replace a cap-
tain, and initnead ha~e
four road deputie,- on
each shift." Sheratl
Pete Bucher said
In the pat. Bliuch-
cr aild. the '.erl eall t
\.chuld azneign Jdeputie:
to each zone No\\. the Rand) ,ansch
dispatchers check with the deputies to
nmake sure that the\ are in the zone
they are assigned..
Sometimes, Bucher indicated, the
officers do have to leave the zone that
they've been assigned to Lo help in an-
other zone. ,
Sv"We'e basically cut the county in
half. with High\\a\ 53 North and
Sotth as; the ddi hiding line," Bucher
NManii times. Bucher said, a
Local Volunteer Fire Departments
Have New Year's Wish List
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The local volunteer fire departments have a
New Year's wish list for 2006, which mostly
consists of tanker trunks and more volunteers
for their departments.
"The main thing we need is a tanker
trunk," Jack Pickles, fire chief for the New
Home Volunteer Fire Department said. "We
have been waiting on the
Division of Forestry to get
us one. We have a transport
: tanker that is completely
Pickles added, "We
-';ould certainly use I '''..c
volunteers. We have over 20
lack Pickels but the 're not all that active
because they have to work
during -the day. We have eight to twelve who
are usually always active. We've always had a
problem trying to get folks to volunteer for a
40-hour coiirse, let alone the 160-hour course.
that the state is now requiring."
Pickles said that the department pays all of
the tuition for the course, but that it in fringes on
the department's dwindling account.
To make a donation to the New Home Vol-
unteer Fire Department, send your check or
money order to New Home'Volunteer Fire De-
partment, 1352 SW Mosley Road, Madison, FL
The Hamburg-Lo ett Volunteer Fire De-
partment needs more volunteers and a new
"Ours was made in 1969 by the Division of
Forestry," Jeff Norris, Hamburg-Lovett VFD
Fire Chief, said. "It's the old
one Madison Fire & Rescue
used to have."
Another need that Norris
expressed was the need for a
better water supply in the
area to fill the trucks quicker.
To make a donation,
make your checks payable to
the Hamburg-Lovett VFD Jeff Norris
anS. send them to 6935 NW
Loiv n Road, GIrv'c'illt. FL 32331. Anyone in-
i'-rcecld in joining the department ma\ call Jeff
or (Ch ri Norris.
Greenville volunteerr Fire Department
Chief Curtis Denni' said that his department re-
ally needs a rescue truck and
a tanker truck.
Dennis added. "Everyone
can use ohlinteers"
To make a donation
to the. Greenville, Volunteer
Fire Department, please
Curtis Dennis send a check to P.O. Box
235, Greenville, FL 32331.
The Cherry Lake Volunteer Fire & Res-
cue is in need of a new Class A pumper trunk.
"We can always use do-
nations," Cherry Lake Fire
Chief Scott Singletary said.
"We have to update our
bunker 'gear, hoses, noz- -
zles...It's always something
to try to keep up with the
time and maintain our ISO
(Insurance Service Organi-
zation) rating." Scott
To make a donation to Singletary
this department, miake chicICks pat abl to Cher-
ry Lake Fire & Rescue and send your cleck to
. t12 C hrrv Lli-ke Circle, Pinetta, FL 3235i
SPinetta Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief
Allen Shadrick said the biwesi need his de-
partment hai ath thisimne is for donations to-
wards capital outla projects .
to help rebuild some vehi-
cles the department is w\ork-
"We lia\e a brush truck
%we're working on,"
Shadrick said. "The biggest _-.' .
thing is the extra money -
helps. There's a lot of stuff All.n Shadricl
you can .,'i idi .t 1 i. ou
can't do. We're trying to meet the ISO codes
and the requirements for the istate-mandatedl
training. We'\e come a long %way from where
we were when we began 25 \ears ago."
To make donations- to hle Pinetia Fire &
Rescue, send your chtc.k to P.O. Bo.\ 269, Piiet-
ta, FL 32350.
The Lee Volunteer Fire Department
needs a pump for their tanker truck. us ell as
new hoses and nozzles..
"We're inIre fortunate than man\ depart-
ments," Lee V1tlunteer Fire
Chief Reese Thomas said.
"We just i'eceived some'new
Thomasl did indicate
that the department relies on
"What we get from
Reese Thomas the coilnte pays for minor re.-
pairs," ihe said. "It it wasn't
for people making donations; we wouldn't have
Thomas said that. like all departments, the
LVFD could iue more volunteers.
"The requirements are that you be in good
health' and never convicted of a felony,":.he
Thomas said that the department also has
an Explorer program in Lee where A oungsteis
can join. His three sons began with the Lee
VFD Explorer program and two of'them cur-
rently work as EMTs He also told ol three oth-
er boys \ ho began with the Lee V\FD and are
cunrentl\ profe sional firefighters.
STo make' donations to the Lee 'l1lunitc. r.
Fire Department, send your, check to PR.O Box
25, Lee, FL 32059.
The Madison Volunteer Fire Department
needs new extrication
equipment and bunker gear.
The MVFD Chief is Eric
To make donatiotl to
the Madison Volunteer Fire
Depriiitnt,. send your
check to 253 NW Horry Ave.
Madison, Fl 32340. Eric PoM ell
sergeant v, ill assign two deputies to the
east zone and t\wo deputies to the west
The four road deputies on each
shift include the sergeant and three
The increased law officer presence
should help. especially in the
Green\ ille area. \\here crime has been
on the increase since the Green\ille
Police Department folded under finan-
cial pressure several years ago.
Billy Tyson Resigns
As Building Inspector
B\ Jacob Bembrn
Gencnc Publishing. Inc.
"It's not about the money." Bill\ T\ son said of his decision to
resign as Madison County's building inspector.
Instead. T\ son said. it's because he has been overloaded x tth
w ork. .
"In September" hlie said. "I turned inI
m\ resignation because I couldn't do fi\e
job'. and do them \xell."
TN son said that. in addition to his du-
ties as building inspector, he x\a' also as-
signed to supervise code enforcement and
to handle planning and zoning, flood plain -
manacement and contract licensure. The
jobs xere previously handled b\ County
lManager Paula Arnold.
When asked if Countm Manager Joe Bill) Tyson
Nltrant had added the neiw Job repon',i-
biluies, he responded in the allirmati\e but added. "The count\
co:inmission is responsible for it happening.
"This is not about Joe." Tyson said. "Joe's a nice guy. I like
Joe and this is not a personalmh conflict \w ith him. I just can't do
fite jobs and do the job well "
.Tvson said that he hadn't heard an thing about his resigna-
tion until he reminded Nliranti and the commission that his resig-
.nauon would be effective at the end of December. He \as then of-
fered more money\ to staN onboard.
"I ne\er tried to hold the people up for more money." Tyson
said. "The\ could ha\e offered ne $100.000 a \ear and I would
still lea\ e."
T\ son said that Madison Couint is at a stage \w here they do
need to hire a planning and zoning director so that the county
does not get'irito the same shape with the extreme growth that
South Florida had.
"If they 're not careful, the South Florida stuff \ ill hit Madi-
son County and hit it hard." he said. "I didn't mo\e back to Madi-
son to have it turn into South Florida."
Tyson, w" ho began work as the county's building inspector on
September 10. 20012. after mo ing back to Madison County in
1999, said that after his resignation \was complete, he had planned
to xork for himself as a general contractor. A better offer from
Clemons. Rutherford & Associates, a Tallahassee-based architec-
.ural firm. has changed his mind
"1 u [ll run their modular building program for the Depart-.
Sment of Community Affairs," T\ son said. "doing plan review and
Tyson said that being a building inspector is not an easy job,
having to. deal with people who, might not know the code as well
as the inspector does, and e\ en some who do notknow the code
at all. Most da\ s, he would find himself on the road for at least
five hours doing inspections.
"I love Madison County," he said. "I would still be here (as
building inspector) if they hadn't added all of the other job re-
State Announces Completion Of
New Voter Registration System
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The eState of Florida has
announced the completion of
the ne%\ Florida Voter, Regis-
tration System, meeting, the
federal deadline of Januairy
Florida is ahead of other
states throughout the country
in follow ing federal legisla-
tion, including the Help
America Vote Act of 2002
The State of Florida also
passed legislation in 2003 and
2005, requiring a single tini-
formi,' centralized. interact e
dnd computerizedd statewide
v.crlr registration list defined,
maintained and administered
at the state level.
"We have our touch.
screens all ready," Linda
Ma.d i so n
Greenville Linda Howell
and Lee's polling precincts
are all ready and handi-
tion will take place at several
other precincts in order to
make them handicapped-ac-
Howell said,,that the
polling places will all b"
2A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Friday, December 30, 2005
i '. '.,' Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma forcomma, as sent to this newspaper.
Happy "Whatever IsYour
Choice" For The Season
Daisies at Christmas? Yes, Indeed
Here it is the season of
peace and light, so how can I
throw darts at anybody? I'll
seriously try in this issue to
hand out daisies only, in keep-
ing with the idea of love and
joy, and with the hope that
positive thoughts will impact
our New Year. So here goes.
Daisies to the Florida
Legislature for the new law
that cuts the ropes of lobby-
ists' influence on our political'
process. This should have
been done long ago, but at
least we hoi polloi will now
have some hope of the Legis-
lature actually acting on our
behalf rather than trying to
please the money boys.
Daisies to all the person-
nel at Madison County Memo-
rial Hospital. How wonderful
to be able to access health care
right here at home instead of
having to drive to Tallahassee,
Valdosta, or points beyond.
Believe me, folks, you are ap-
Large and bountiful
daisies to those who operate
restaurants in Madison. Over
the Christmas weekend, when
everyone was closed up tighter
than Scrooge's pocketbook,
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to all the churches
trained regular w
even extra service
brate Jesus's birth
A huge bunch
95.7 FM in Valdos
ing several days
music around Ch
great mix classic;
try, religious and s
and serious mos
rupted. What a wo
to your listeners.
Daisies to th
who have handed
car keys to a nc
friend when you gc
ty with alcohol:
spared your friend
tives a great deal o
concern, to say not
Daisies in rese
of you who have r
cable New Year's
You'll get your da
keep those promise
stance, if you plec
more letters, you
up a stack of stamp
t how much say, every Thursday after
NCIS or each Saturday after
ored daisies breakfast. If you resolve to
s that main- lose weight, you'll need to bag
'orship and up all the sodas, cookies, can-
es to cele- dy, and ice cream in your
and to ring house and haul them to the
nearest dumpster. Call when
of daisies to you've stuck to the plan 'for
sta for play- two months, and your daisies
of seasonal will come your way.
hristmas. A Daisies to the folks who
al and coun-. invented do-it-yourself hair
Secular, silly coloring, so I won't have to go
;tly uninter- as an old grey lady to im
)nderful gift daughter's w adding. ,
Bright and beautiful
ose of you daisies to all of you \\ho ha\ e
over your volunteered as mentors at
on-imbibing Madison County schools. You
o out to par- can't imagine what a differ-
You have ence you make.
is and rela- Special smiling daisies to
f worry and Martha Register and Kathryn
hing of pain Hale, my fairy godmother and
fairy godsister, for all they
arve to those have done for me.
nade practi- Daisies to you if you have
resolutions. darts and daisies for me to use
lisies if you the last Friday of.each month.
to actually Call 'em in.
ses. For in- Basketfuls of daisies to
dge to write you for all your generosity in
gotta gather the various disasters to which
>s, some sta- you have '*en immeasurable
tionery, amounts of oney, time, and
some en- energy in 2005.
velopes, With appreciation daisies
and an ad- to all my readers. I don't know
d r e s s what I would do without you,
book, then and I really\ don't want tofind
set aside out. May \our New Year be
time for filled % ith such blessings as
the project,,,iou are.19i'~r, ,1, orl. i
OU MEAS AE AWAY 10% UARNTED FES
Ginger Jarvis's Christmas
tree column in the Dec. 23 is-:
sue was very interesting but
left out something; that the
celebration -itself was also
stolen from the year-end Sat-
urnalia Festival. It was done
as an attempt to lure follow-
ers of other religions to Chris-
There was absolutely
nothing then (about the fourth
century AD) no is there now.
anything to indicate that time
of yearais the birth date of
Christ. In fact, in Luke 2:8
we read: "And there were in
the same iountr\ shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping
watch over their flock by
December is the rainy
season in Palestine and the
weather is cold. The shep-
herds didn't keep their flocks
in the fields d during Decem-
ber. Beginning in mid Octo-
ber they-kept them in the fold.
In other words. an\ birth date
would precede mid October.
Plus, it wasn't until rela-
tively recent times that the
Christmas celebration was ac-.
cepted in the Christian reli-
gion. It was actually forbid-
den to celebrate for many
The Reverend Increase
Mather of Boston observed in
1687 that "the early Chris-
tians who first observed the
nativity on December 25 did
not do so thinking that Christ
was born in that Month, but
'because the Heathens' Satur-
nalia was at that time kept in
Rome, and the \\ ere \\ llin:
to ha\e those Pagin Holidays
metamorphosed into' Christ-
ian ones." Because of its
kno\\ pagan origin. Christmas
was banned by the Puritans,
and its observance \ as illegal
in Massachusetts between
1659 and 1681.
If Sharon Steege' in her
poem published in the previ-
ous issue really laments some
imagined stealing of Christ-
mas, let's at least get straight
who stole what from whom.
And as to whether or not
one can use the word Christ-
mas, I'm not sure what fanta-
sy world she's living in. If
someone has been fired for
saying Merry Christmas, I'm
sure it would have made the
news. Did I miss something'
or is she simply making up a
fear to justify her poem?
In my world I can say
Merry Christmas to anyone I
want. Or, for that matter,
Happy Holiday,; Happ\
Chanukah, Happy K\\anzaa
or Happy (fill in any one of
the many gift giving celebra-
tions held at the time of
Regarding the greeting
Happ\ Holidas, it's hardly
ne%\. One point of reference
is the song Happ\ Holiday b\
Irving Berlin and cops ril hted
in 1941. Without question
Berlin didn't make up the
phrase but simply used one
already in: everyday lan-
There are many, man\
(most?) people around the
world who don't believe in
Christinja as a religious
event but many who never-
theless enjo\ it as a gift-giv-
ing, holiday time. For them,
Happy Holida\ is indeed a
more appropriate greeting.
Would she demand that those
people only use terms she
So; in closinrie no one is
stealing Sharon's: Christmas
except in her imagination.
And to all I wish a Merry
Christmas, Happy Holiday,
Happy -Chiankah. Happy
Kwanzaa or Happy whatever
is your choice for the season.
The Will of God will never take you to where
the GiraC, God will not protect you
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Friday, December 30, 2005
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A
Eating On The Run
It is the home stretch of the Holiday season, and we are look-
ing at a weekend of events and celebrations that bring in the New
Year. Many families will be traveling or making stops to visit with
friends and relatives, not to mention the shopping trips to stock up
on next year's holiday supplies. As you go about your busy week-
end, you will of course, be eating and much of it may be fast eating
on the run.
Whether it's fast food, take out or dining at a restaurant, eating
out has become a habit of the American lifestyle. Since most food
eaten out is high in fat and calories, it becomes a challenge to eat
healthy meals. Here are a few tips from the American Dietetics As-
sociation to help guide you to a more nutritious selection from any
Take time to look over the menu and make a careful selection.
Choose fried foods only sometimes go for grilled, broiled or
steamed foods more often.
Order the regular portions of food. Super sized servings are
packed with extra calories.
Split your order. Share fries or an extra large sandwich with
For a lighter meal, order an appetizer for your entree.
At a deli, choose lean beef, ham, turkey or chicken on whole
Go easy on condiments, sauces and dressings on sandwiches
If there is a salad bar, fill your plate with dark leafy greens,
carrots, peppers and other fresh vegetables. Go light on mayon-
naise-based salads and high fat toppings.
For dessert, choose fresh fruit if it is available or share a high
fat dessert with a friend.
Be size wise about muffins, bagels, croissants and biscuits. A
jumbo muffin has twice the fat grams and calories as the regular
Take along fresh fruit whenever possible. It is a great snack
on the run.
Try to balance your meals throughout the day. Always start
your day with breakfast; research shows that you eat fewer calories
if you don't skip meals. If you have a large meal at lunch, go light
for dinner. Write down what you eat for several days, you will be-
gin to see which foods you are leaving out of your meals. Aim for
a variety and low-fat food more often.
Ozell Pressley Attempt-
ed murder, introduction of
Major Jamar Cobb -
Wendy Laciris Johnson -
Michael Jermaine Miller -
Failure to appear-arraignment
Stanley Ray Wilson -
Henry Mauricio Marez -
Attaching tag not assigned, no
motor vehicle registration, no
valid or expired drivers li-
cense, possession marijuana
less 20 gm.
Matthew Charles Diez -
Susie Mae Williams -
Burglary, theft by taking
James Allen Mohundra -
Robert Hilton Raulerson
Sr. D.U.I., refusing to sign a
Alexis Shantrell Louis -
No valid or expired drivers li-
Michael Johnson Petrof-
sky D.W.L.S. revoked or
Terrance Marcell Thomp-
kins V.O.P. (county)
Johnny B. Givens V.O.P.
Mike Gluszoz -.D.U.I.
Vincent Lee Sanders -
Failure to appear, V.O,P.
David Wendell Halter-
man V.O.P. (county)
Harold Jennings Jr. Fail-
ure to appear
Robert Michael Clancy -
Trespass after warning
Top r F Reasons To Buy
Wednesday's Madison County
1 \Was A New
2. Margaret Brown
3. Madison Baptist
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t1y Rl solutions
1 II uV i 0 i 1 caS On the whole, 2005 has been an eventful year for me. I've
New Pasto r managed to accomplish a lot this year and I've lived to write
Some of the things I've accomplished this year include...
*Graduating from the Dale Carnegie course.
*Winning the "Crashing Through" award'in the class and
aul.d A" 'watching as one of my friends and classmates didn't win a single
award. (Neh neh neh neh!) Oops!. I forgot one of the sections in,
the class was on how to win friends and influence people.
.*Walking into my office Christmas party with the youngest
Madion C unty ur (and I think the prettiest) guest.
M adison Cu *Losing almost 30 pounds since August.
*Finally ridding myself of a lot of unneeded excess emo-
Natural Plavyground "tional baggage.
N atu l Pl ygrd Learningg to oe myself- and others in spite of myself
The Tourist Development Council meets regularly on the 2nd being myself, and themsel es being themselves. (Don't w ornr.. it
Thursday of each month at noon. Currently meetings are held in took me quite a while to figure out %what Iwas saying when I said
the County Commissioners Board Room. The public is invited to it, also.)
attend. *Saving a friend's life.
At their December meeting, the TDC approved a grant to the I have resolve. I am purposing in my heart to do the follow-
Chamber of Commerce to assist in the promotion for the Four ing in the next year:
Freedoms Festival and a grant to the Greenville Area Develop- *Continue.to lose weight.
ment Authority for advertising and promotions for Greenville' *Exercise a lot more.
Country Christmas. They also discussed providing ad% eriising on *Not let m\ self be a stepping stone and to just step on my
billboards along 1-10 and 1-75 to entice travelers to stop in Madi- own stumbling blocks. The only way you can make a stumbling
son County. Currently. there is little to persuade the more than block into a stepping stone is to step on it.
18,000 travelers along 1-10 to exit and spend some time and mon- *Be a lot happier than I've been in 2005.
ey in Madison. Did you, know...that if each of the 18,000 cars, *Write a bestseller.
traveling through Madison every day stopped and spent only *Stop being so messy. If I mess it up, I can lean it up.
$1.00, the financial impact-would be over $65,000 per year in tax *T not say things that I don't mean.
revenue to the County. The TDC proposes to promote our quali- *Be moreopen and honest with others without hurting them.
ty of life, historical treasures, and nature and heritage tourism op- *Do more for Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
portunities. I almostforgot y mo important omplihmen up in m
We have two beautiful:brochures that we mail out and pro- ost fogomy most important accomplishment up in m
vide to visitors. ne is our Waling/Driving Tour that was ea- list of things I did in 2005. I made a lot of new friends \\ho love
toured in Southern L ing N magazine last year. Another is our me for who I am. They love who I am aid what I am. I thank God
tured in Southerh Living Magazine last year. Another is our gor- f a o
geous Hiking, Biking, Canoeing map. The brochure illustrates or all of these new friends.
I want to wish Max Castelucci a happy fourth birthdaN. He
our county and the beautiful, natural trails throughout the county celebrated on Wednesday, December 2 f b
for horseback riding, iking, etc. celebrated on Wednesday, December 28.:
for horseback riding, biking, etc.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Madison needs a canoe rental Have a happy new year and a beautiful forever!
facility, bicycle rental, aad possibly a horse rental business. The ,' :
Chamber receives calls and visitorss eachoweek.eoking for-a-place -- '--
to rent horses, bike, canoes, etc. We even got a request for
rollerblade rentals. This could be a prime opportunity for a local
entrepreneur., Bicycle rentals to explore the City and utilize the
Walking/Driving tour, horseback riding facilities with horse
rentals to utilize the nice equestrienne trail along the Rails to e
Trails, and of course ome canoes or kayaks to enjoy the beauti-
ful Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers would be beneficial to
our visitors as well as our residents. This could be a great oppor-
tunity for an existing business to expand their services.
Through d the Vision 2010 process,ntone of the goals always an
mentioned is recreational activity. We have one of the best natur- A uld L ng Syne
al playgrounds in the whole State of Florida, lets get some tools to New Year's Eve is definitely a time of the year when we all
help us enjoy and market it. Remember When. ...it is a time of celebration and for some there
There are some other ideas for local businesses and organiza- are moments of sadness.
tions to help if you would like. Forinstance, a group or organi- When we sing the "Auld Lang Syne," written by Brother
nation who wants to plan an event, such as a trail ride, rodeo, Robert Burns of Scotland, it brings to mindthose things that
triathlon, marathon, etc. could apply for promotion and-advertis- happened in our life not only during the past year but the years
ing dollars through the Tourist Development Council. This type before. It makes us reexamine our lives and determine for our-
of event serves several purposes. Recreation for local residents, selves what we did wrong, or could have done better.
as well as visitors; promotion of our area and increased revenue Our hearts are stirred by this grand old song and we, have
to the County and'the local businesses. Abortion of sales tax dol- great feelings, of pride and respect for those who have gone on
lars is returned to each County so the more our local merchants' beforeus.' Those people 'who have been an important part of our
sell, the more profit is returned to Madison County. lives are remembered with fond thoughts of them.
Anyone interested in plan-
ning an event or investigating *A Press A L*.
some new business opportuni- V10 1i P
ties in the tourism market,
please feel free to contact me at
the Chamber for more informa- m2 N. wsT e r .,
tion. Award Winnin Newspaper .IA C D c9o ila ;Iir,,, '- PAnn
What Is Your New Year's Resolution?
To exercise and
lose my holiday
To try harder to
get good grades.
To be a good boy.
To try harder not
to get in trouble.
To get a good job.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Friday, December 30, 2005
by Kate Worth
FRESHEN UP Place
cotton balls that have been
sprayed. with your favorite
perfume in your linen closet.
Once they are dry, place them
in the corners and on the
shelves or even in your lin-
gerie drawer. You won't have
to buy those expensive odor
eliminators if you do this. Liz
MORE FRESHENERS -
Place a fabric softener sheet in
the bottom of your laundry
basket (remember to change it
weekly). This will keep the
basket from getting that stale
odor and will also keep the
room where you keep your
dirty clothes smelling fresh.
MONEY SAVVY If you
have a low recurring payment,
such as a low credit card pay-
ment or car insurance, pay
double one month and then
make the regular payment as
usual. The result is that you
will always be a month ahead,
giving you a cushion in case
the mail is late or something
unexpected happens. Vera B.
229.242.6105*1501 N. Ashley St., Valdosta,GA
Across from the Honda dealership behind Macadoos.
Foxhorn All Types 1.5L $4.99
Key Club Tfelps -t -dnnual
w Christmas Part 5Jor -6? Staff
EaIf ir.t'eck, Ithe Matdison Enterprist-Reordlcr istiamn ring a spotlight on Personnel Development Services
(thi.nl i the Aladison-Jeffeison Associaon oof Retarded Citizens) and AICHS's ESE transition program.
ENERGY SAVER -
Don't overstuff the. fridge.
Cold air must be allowed to,
circulate in the fridge to keep
food safe. Marilyn R.
HOSTING TIPS If you
intend to serve wine for your
holiday dinner, think about it
early. White wine should be
chilled for about two hours in
the refrigerator. Red wine
should be opened at least one
hour before it is needed so
that it can breathe. Irene L.
TION Some of the earrings I
wear have caused my ear
lobes to break out, get itchy
and turn red. I find that by
putting clear nail polish on
the backs of those earrings, I
am able to still wear the ear-
rings I really like. After some
use, I find I need to reapply
the polish. It works great.
Share your special Time-
ly Tip with our readers. Send
it to Kate c/o DBR Media,
Inc., P.O. Box 21, Hopewell
Jct., NY 12533, or e-mail:
(c) 2005 DBR Media, Inc.
Folks enjoying the Christmas party at PDS included, left to right: Chan Rains. Patricia
Adams, Geraldine Thompkins, Bea Casler, Mlarcy Cherry and Debra Sculley. Greene Pub-
lishing. Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, December 22, 2005)
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Personnel Develop-
ment Services (PDS) staff host-
ed an annual Christmas party
for their Adult Day Training
The party featured a tradi-
tional Christmas dinner, includ-
ing ham and turkey, dressing,
stuffing, greens and all of the
.Seven members of the
Madison County High School
Key Club, \ ith spoirnor Rose-
mary McHugh, were present at
the party. The Key Club mem-
bers entertained the ADT em-
ployees and. PDS staff with
Christmas carols. The members
also enjoyed interacting with
the ADT employees by playing
games with them.
Melissa Burke, an MCHS
senior whose mother (also
named Melissa Burke) is an em-
ployment specialist with PDS,
said that the Key Club enjoyed
the opportunity to volunteer at
the center for a few hours that
day during the holiday season.
Greene Publishing, Inc.
has enjoyed the opportunity
the past few months to bring
PDS into the spotlight and
make the community aware of
the good work it does and the'
opportunities it offers; not only
to people with disabilities, but
also to employers who use
their .ser ices and hire these
Wid denursAnnucs$1000 Gvaa
There are many great reasons to visit Wild Adventures in the
near future-thrilling rides, hundreds of wild animals, great shows
and concerts, the last of Christmas Wonderland and the start of
Snow Days, Arctic Adventure. But what if you had a hundred.
thousand more reasons to visit the park before Jan. 4? Wild Ad-
ventures is going to give one lucky person the chance to start off the
year $100,000 richer.
It's the "Wild Adventures' $100,000 Giveaway," a bonanza of
Certificates of Deposit
Provided by Keith Hargrove, State Farm
CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT
Effective from Annual Percentage
12/28-2005-o01/04/20U6 interest aes field AP
90-day** 3.92% 4.00%
180-day** 4.16%. 4.25%
1-year 4.16% 4.25%
2-year 4.26% 4.35%
3-year 4.26% 4.35%
4-year 4.26% 4.35%
5-year 4.26% 4.35%
*Jumbo CDs are available. **IRA Certificates of
Deposit are not available in 90 and 180-day terms.
JUMBO FIXED RATE
CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT
EITective from nee Annual Percentage
12/282(105 042006 nert Rat ield I\P
90-da%* 4.021% 4. 10)JG
180-day** 4.26% 4.35%
1-year 4.26% 4.35%
2-year 4.35% 4.45%
3-year 4.35% 4.45%
4-year 4.35% 4.45%
5-year 4.35% 4.45%
Minimum opening deposit requiredfor a Jumbo CD is $100,000.
** IRA Certificates of Deposit are not available in 90 and 180-day terms.
STATE FARM SELECT AGENT
200 W. Base St.
.. C(850) 973-6641
prize-giving including trips to Cypress Gardens Adventure Park,
Platinum Passes, Passport 2006's and season reserve seats for con-
certs. And of course, a chance to win $100,000! ,Just think, you
might be able to pay off those holiday bills!
Guests will be able to register Dec. 26-Jan. 4 at selected park
gift shops and the Will Call window. Six semi-finalists will be se-
lected and automatically win a trip for four to Cypress Gardens Ad-
venture Park, including park tickets, hotel accommodations, food
and gas money.
The six semi-finalists will then compete on Saturday, Jan. 7 at
2 p.m. in Wild Adventures' Bugsville Theater to determine who
will be the lucky person to win one of three great prizes, including
the Grand Prize of $100,000. First Prize is the Platinum Pass Pack-
age, valued at $1,400. It includes four Platinum Passports and four
season reserve seats for the Wild Adventures' 2006 concert series.
Second Prize is the Passport 2006 Package, valued at more than
$600. It includes two Passport 2006's and two season reserve seats
for the Wild Adventures' 2006 concert series.
The finalist will draw from a bowl' of forty sealed envelopes,
each containing the name of one of the three prizes. The first prize
to be drawn from the bowl five times will be the one awarded.
For more information, call (229) 219-7080 or visit
SIQcWODS Birthday Parties
mr,Jvz M -iA1
Hwy. 53 South on Old St. Augustine Road
The Madison County High School Key Club helped out at the annual PDS Christmas
party for the ADT staff. Pictured kneeling, left to right: Blake Canada and Sarah Grant. Pic-
tured, standing, left to right: Rosemary McHugh. Key Club sponsor: Joshua Pike, Katie
Burke. Melissa Burke. Courtne) Higginbotham and Bryan Hughes. (Greene Publiihing, Inc.
Photo by Jacob Bembry, December 22, 2005),
Friday, December 30, 2005
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 5A
Gizelle Marie Marlovits
Corona, 91, of North Hunting-
don, Pa., died Thursday, De-
cember 22, 2005, in the Bal-
dock Health Care Center in
She was born December
27, 1913, in Herminie, Pa., a
daughter of the late John and
Anna Marlovits. She was a
member of the St. Agnes
Catholic Church, of North
Huntingdon, Pa., and its Christ-
ian Mothers. She was also a
member of the North Hunting-
don Democratic Club, the Fair-
mont-Hahntown Ladies Auxil-
iary, an honorary member of the
North Huntingdon Township
Rescue 8 and a life member of
the.VFW 781 Ladies Auxiliary
of Irwin, Pa.
In addition to her parents,
she is preceded in death by her
husband, Samne J. Corona; three
brothers, John, Steve and Frank
Marlovits of North Hunting-
Survivors include two
sons, John "Eddie" Marlovits
of North Huntingdon, Pa.;
Frank Corona of Greensburg,
Pa.; a daughter, Sandy Hart
(and husband Charlie of. Cam-
den, S.C.; six grandchildren,
Cindy, of Pa.; Lisa Greene, of
Madison; Michelle, of Valdos-
ta, Ga.; Jeff, of S.C.; Felicia, of
Texas; and Lori, of N.C.; nine-
great grandchildren, Daniel,
Forest, and Matthew Greene,
Rachel, Megan, Isabella, John,
Dalton and Charlie; one broth-
er, Joseph Marlovits, of Califor-
nia; three sisters, Marie Boya-
jian, of Rhode Island; Helen Fe-
lice, of Ohio; Ann Nagy, of
Homestead, Pa.; and several
nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial
was celebrated, Tuesday, De-
cember 27, at 10 a.m. in the St.
Agnes Church in North Hunt-
ingdon, Pa. Interment followed
in the New St. Joseph Cemetery
in North Versailles, Pa.
Paul X. Williams
Parramore Beggs Jr.
Ashley "Appie" Par-
ramore Beggs Jr. age 52, a
sales representative .for Dyke
Industrial, died Saturday De-
cember 24,2005, in Monticello,
The funeral-service were at
2:00 pm on Wednesday, De-,
cember 28, 2005, at Christ Epis-
copal Church in Monticello. In-
terment followed at Roseland
Cemetery in Monticello. Those
who wish may make contribu-
tions to Christ Episcopal
Church, 425 North Cherry,
Monticello, Florida 32344, 850-
Appie was born in
Thomasville, Georgia, and was
a former resident of Madison.
He spent most of his life in
,Monri,'li,, He 'was an avid
golfer and he lo\ ed to hunt He
was formerly associated with
Beggs Funeral Home as a Fu-
neral Director. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Air Force. He was a
member of Madison Lodge. #11
He is survived by his wife,
Louise "Sissy" Beggs of Monti-
cello; one son, Lee Alligood of
Monticello; two daughters,
Rosemary Alligood and Eliza-
beth Beggs, both of Monticello;
father, Ashley P. Beggs (and
wife Martha), of Madison; his
mother, Mary Ann Smiley, of
Lake Park, Georgia; three
brothers: Kyle Beggs, of Madi-
son, Brad Beggs, of Lake Park,
Georgia; Judson Beggs (and
wife Maury), of Madison; and
one sister, Ansley Rogers (and
husband Lee) of Madison.
DEALERS IN PECANS SINCE 1!
201 South Lee Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
Paul X. Williams (12-2-
86) died in the early hours Sat-
urday, Dec 24th from a fatal
vehicle accident near Madison.
Paul was born at Wright
Patterson Airbase in Ohio and
moved to' Lehigh Valley, PA
shortly thereafter & attended
local schools until two years
ago when his family relocated
Paul was graduated \\ith
honors in'June from Madison
County HS, where he played
football (#61), vying for the
State Championship in 2004.
He worked as a foreman
with Arborscapes of'Tallahas-
see as well as a subcontractor
for Jim Walter Homes, also of
Tallahassee. 'Paul \ads enlist-
ed as an E-2 with the Navy
Seabees, following .in his
grandfather's footsteps. He
was scheduled to depart for
Gieat Lakes Boot Camp on
Januan 19th. -
Paul leaves behind his.
mother, Amber McDonald &
Stepfather Tracy McDonald.of
Madison; his brother & sister,
at home, Daniel & Maureen
(Molly) Williams and his fa-
ther Joseph T. Williams of
Chalfont, PA. He leaves also
two step-sisters, Kendra & Jor-
dan McDonald of Hazelton,.
PA; maternal grandmother
and "Popper" Rosemarie &
John. Binder, formerly of
Coopersburg PA, now residing
in Land 0 Lakes; His pater-
nal grandparents are Wesle\ &
Regina Williams of Saylors-
burg, PA. His maternal grand-
father is Dennis P. Dodd, for-
merly of Easton, PA but cur-
rent address unknown. Step-
grandparents who also loved
Paul are Delores & Roy Hosier
of Cresapton, MD, and Holly
& Calvin McDonald of Pen-
Paul was a devoted son,
brother and grandson. He is
dearly loved and missed. His
body will be cremated. A
memorial service will be
scheduled at a later date.
Donations, in lieu of flow-
ers, can be made c/o Ganzy
Funeral Home, Madison.
Auzzie T. Gibson, Jr., age
73, died Tuesday, December
20, 2005, in Madison.
Graveside services were
Thursday, December 29, 2005,
at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee. FL
32308-5428, or. The Refuge
House, Madison, FL 32340.
He was born in Madisoi,
where he was a lifelong resi-
dent, and was a member of the
First Baptist Church, Elks
Club and C!untr) Club.
SHe is sur\ i\ed b\ his wife,
Jeannie Gibson of Madison;
one daughter, Anne Hough and
husband, Bobby, of Lakeland;
five aunts: Edith Davis; Eddie
Bevis, both of Madison; Eu-
nice T\son of St. Augustine;
Clyde Arnold of Omaha, Ne-
braska; and Eula Breidenbach
of Fountain Hills, AZ; and one
grandson. Trenton Hough of
By Michael A. Guido
A..,thief.,broke into a
church in buffalo'and stole
some expensive equip-
The, next day, the bul-
letin board in front of the
church bore this message:
If the person who burglar-
ized this church will con-
tact the pastor, he'll receive
"What's the good
news?" Asked a reporter.
"If we confess our
sins," said the pastor, "God
'is faithful and just to for-
give our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unright-
But God doesn't only
cleanse your sins. He cures
your sinning. You won't
become sinless, -but with
His help you'll sin less.
Accept His pardon and
power, won't you?
Haveyou een urne dow
fo oca ScriyorSI
NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION
CITY OF MADISON, FLORIDA
The City of Madison will hold an election on
March 14, 2006, for the purpose of electing
(3) three Commissioners for a term of (4)
four years each. The districts involved in the
election are 1, 4 and,5. The qualifying time
is from noon, January 23, 2006 until noon,
January 27, 2006.
For further information, please call Lee
Anne Hall,i City Clerk at 973-5081.
COLLECTION CENTERS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
Pinetta 12-6 6:30-7 9-7 Closed 9-7 6:30-7 9-6
Lee 12-6 6:30-7 Closed 9-7 9-7 6:30-7 9-6
Madison Industrial 12-6 6:30-7 Closed 9-7 9-7 6:30-7 9-6
Greenville 12-6 6:30-7 9-7 Closed 9-7 6:30-7 9-6
Ravenswood 12-6 6:30-7 9-7 Closed 9-7 6:30-7 9-6
Eridu 7-7 7-7 7-7 7-7' 7-7 7-7 7-7
Rocky Ford 7-7 7-7 7-7 7-7 7-7 7-7 7-7
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MADISON COUNTY
SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING DEPARTMENT
Wishing you a happy and safe
New Year from Colonial Mall Valdosta!
Mark your calendar for the Winter Clearance Sidewalk Sale at
Colonial Mall Valdosta, Friday through Monday, January 13-16.
if DiCr L -NTER
-More than a Mall-
Colonial Mall Valdosta
1700 Norman Drive Valdosta, GA 31602 a
Gibson, j I
Langdale Place will host
its monthly Alzheimer's Sup-
port group meeting on Tues-
day, January 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Participation is free and open
to all caregivers and family,,*
nreinbers of Alzheinier pa-
tients. For more information
December 30 call Angie or Sandra Truitt at
A Retirement Banquet (229) 247-4300.
will be held in honor of Rev- January 10
erend Dozier (David) Balloon, The Stroke and Head In-
Jr. on Friday, December 30 at jury Support Group will meet
Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January
Greenville. The event will be- 10 in the Pearlman Cancer
gin with a reception at 6:30 Center conference room at
p.m. with the dinner banquet SGMC. The Group is offered
following at 7:00 p.m. Please free of charge to anyone who,
RSVP by December 21st. For has had a stroke or head head-
more information or to RSVP, injury. For more information,
please call 1i85(0, 566-2119 or call Dana Gibbs at (229) 259-
January January 10
The Healthy Start Coali- Mended Hearts Support
tion of Jefferson, Madison and Group meets at SGMC on
Taylor Counties, Inc. will be Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00
sponsoring a Stop Smoking p.m. in Cardiac Rehab located
Class free to the conununity in in the Doctors Building suite
each county that we serve. 270. This is for anyone who
Persons interested in partici- has had heart surgery. Call
paring should call the Coali- Judy Bryantat ,229, 245-6211
tion office at 850-948-274 1 to for nore information.
sign up for the class in their re- January 10
specti\e counts. Classes \till Go\ernment Contracting
be held in late January 2006. Workshop \ ill be held at
January 5, 12, 19, and 26 Madison Count ,Extension
South Georgia Medical Office from 1.30 t' 3:30 p.;m
Center.is now offering a new on January 10, 2006. For more
smoking cessation program to information call (386) 638-
local businesses and the con- 9939.
munity at large. The "Getting January 11
Read\ to Quit" series consist `The January meeting of
of four 1-hour classes and is the 55 Plus Club will be held
offered monthlyfor your con- at linited Methodist Coopera-
venience. This month's class i\e NlMnistries at 12:00 noon.
will be held on Thursday from The 55 Plus Club is for anyone
5:30 6:30 p.m. in dining in the community\ 55 years old
Room 2 at SGMC. Space is and older. The program fol-
limited.so call 333-1610 ext 5 lo\\s the luncheon, and is
to register no\\. planned \kith seniors in nund.
6A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Friday, December 30, 2005
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North Florida Community College, Friends of the Man-
sion and community members made 2005 Christmas at the
Mansion holiday open house and opening reception truly A
Story Book Christmas at NFCC's Wardlaw-Smith-Goza
Conference Center Dec. 6-11.
Upon entering the Mansion guests enjoyed Prince
Charming's horse drawn carriage, Pooh Bear's Honey Tree,
Minnie Mouse and other whimsical children's characters
dressed up and ready to entertain the young and old alike.
NFCC President Morris G. Steen, Jr. and wife Judy Steen,
Rick) Henderson, Santa Claus, (Tom Reeves), Ro3 Ellis an
with the Junior Auxiliary of Madison to heli with cookies witi
WSG Coordinator Maria Greene and Director of NFCC
Foundation and Alumni Relations Gina Rutherford wel-
comed guests to the opening reception Dec. 6. As the bells
tolled 7 pm Cinderella dashed down the stairs of the man-
sion leaving behind one glass slipper for Prince Charming to
The reception heralded the open house Dec. 7-11 which
invited the public to enjoy the Mansion decorated for A Sto-
ry Book Christmas. Coordinated by Jackie Johnson, each
room of the Mansion was beautifully decorated with scenes
"The Wizard of Oz"; "The
Grinch Who Stole Christ-
mas"; and "Alice in Wonder-
The entrance hall.' deco-r
rated by Elizabeth C. Rotter
with the help of the Junior
Auxiliary, welcomed visitors
to Cinderella's Ball with a
10-foot tree bejeweled with
glittery glass slippers, horse
drawn carriages and mice.
Downstairs rooms were dec-
orated by" Libby Welch,
Jackie Johnson,, Judy Wood,
Suzanne Peavy, Michael
Robinson, Penny Worden,
Jenny Andrews, Janet Maier,
nd Alfred Martin volunteeredd ,Barbara Funk; Barbara Drig-
h Santa. gers, Mary Blackmon, Jean
Brandies,, Elizabeth Sullivan, Jan Smith, and Mary Kay
Bloom. Upstairs decorators were Wendy. Bartlam, Lydia
Coody and April Yunger, Wendy King and The Madison
Florist, The Madison County Garden Club, FCCLA, and
Bali Thigpen and Brenda Florio with the Rosery. The exte-
rior decorators were Martha Beggs, Todd Hendry, Vicki
Howerton.and Mikey Wilson. Lisa Flournoy assisted by ar-
tistically constructing theme boards for each room.
In addition the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County of-
fered cookies with Santa, portrayed by Tommy Reeves, his
Celebrity Elves, Alfred Martin, Ricky Henderson and Roy
Ellis and a. special isit by the JA's character mascot Super
Pupp\ DecQ. 10.
The \'SG Conference Center, listed in the Historic
Amnerican Buildings' Survey and the National Register of
Historic Places, was built in 1860 and now serves as
NFCC's conference center. The historic two-story building
facilitates meetings, exhibits, weddings, special events and
is open to tours upon request. For more information, con-
tact Maria Greene, Mansirion coordinator, at (850) 973-9432
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackie Johnson and Libby and Alfred Welch enjoy the
Madison County Central School Kids gather to enjoy Christmas at the Mansion.
Madison County Culture Club students hang out with
the Grinch during the Christmas at the Mansion season.
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1810 North Ashley St., Suite 2
SPost Office Box 5163 Valdosta, GA 31603-5163
(229) 247-7071 Fax (229) 244-9707
Emery Wilkerson visits with Junior Auxiliary's "Sooper
Puppy" during cookies with Santa.
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Car, Truck 6P Motorcycle Accidents
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Seven week old Trevor Waller, son of Ted & Alesha
Waller, visits with Santa before his first Christmas.
Friday, December 30, 2005
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 7A
SBi :ig W
In September 1960, I woke up one morn-
ing with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in
my pocket. Their father was gone. The boys
ranged from three months to seven years; their
sister was two. Their Dad had never been
much more than a presence they feared.
Whenever they heard his tires crunch on
the gravel driveway they would scramble to
hide under their beds.
He did manage to leave $15 a week to
Now that he had decid-
ed to leave, there would be
no more beatings, but no
If there was a welfare sys-
tem in effect in southern Indi-
ana at that .time, I cer- ..
tainly knew nothing
about it. I scrubbed
the kids until they looked
brand new and then put on my
best homemade dress, loaded
them into the rusty old 51.
Chevy and drove off to find a
The seven of us went to
every factory, store and restaurant in our
small town. No luck.
The kids stayed crammed into the car and
tried to be quiet while I tried to convince
whomever would listen that I was willing to
learn or do anything. I had to have a job..
Still no luck. The last place we went to,
just a few miles out of town, was an old Root
Beer Barrel drive-in that had been converted
to a truck stop. It -\ as called the Big Wheel.
An old lady named Granny owned the
place and' she peeked out of the window from
time to time at all those kids. She needed
someone on the graveyard shift, 11 at night
until seven in the morning. She paid 65 cents
Sanhour. and I could start that night. I raced
home and called the teenager down the street
that baby-sat for people. I bargained w\ ith her
to come and sleep on my sofa for a dollar a
night. She could arrive \ lth her pajamas on
and the kids would already\ be asleep. This
seemed like a good arrange-
ment to her, so we made a deal.
That night when the little
onc, aid I ki.-l tL, say our
prayers. w\e all thanked God for
finding Mommy a job. And soI
started at the Big Wheel.
When I got home in the
mornings I woke the bab\ -sitter
up and sent her home with one
dollar of my tip money -fully
half of what I averaged every
night. As the weeks went by,
heating bills added a strain to
Sm\ meager wage.
The tires on the old Che y
had the consistency\ of penny
balloons and began to leak. I ,
had to fill them with air on the
way to work and again eei ry
morning before I could go
One bleak fall morning, I
dragged myself to the car to go
home and found four tires in the
back seat. New tires! There,was
no note, no nothing, just those BARBARA I
beautiful brand new tires. Had
angels taken up residence in In- ,,,, h.,I...,
diana? I w wondered. i; ;, ,,,,,),
I made a deal with the local
service station. In exchange for
his mounting the new tires, I
would clean up his office. I re-
member it took me a lot longer
to scrub his floor than it did for ;un.,s.n Ch,.oo
him to do the tires. l.r.n.hi ioirnl
I was now working six i..LitiII, ,r..i
nights instead of five and it still i ,rily Nlhl
wasn't enough. Christmas \ as n :w u i,,,
coming and I knew there would. n",,,.
be no money for toys for the
I found a can of red paint
and started repairing and paint- .FEL
ing some old toys. Then hid
them in the basement so there
i would be something for Santa to
deliver on Christmas morning. ,h,,,,, w,,,
Clothes were a worry too. I was snmiany choni
sewing patches on top of patch- ',,,,
es on the bo) s pants and soon ',",
they.would be too far gone to re-
On Christmas Eve the usual
customers were drinking coffee
.in the Big Wheel. These were
the truckers, Les, Frank, and Service of Wor
Suilmu Sclh. l.. 1
Jim, and a state trooper named .sindu, ...mni
J Wednesday All
Joe. Youth (grades
A few musicians were we's rall
hanging around after a gig at the Su,.
Legion and were dropping nick-
els in the pinball machine. The regulars all
just sat around and talked through the wee
hours of the morning and then left to get home
before the sun came up.
When it was time for me to go home at
seven o'clock on Christmas morning, to my
amazement, my old battered Chevy was filled
full to the top with boxes of all shapes and
sizes. I quickly opened the driver's side door,
crawled inside and kneeled in the front fac-
ing the back seat.
Reaching back, I pulled off
the lid of the top box. Inside
was whole case of little blue
jeans, sizes 2-10! I looked in-
side another box: It was full of
shirts to go with the jeans.
Then I peeked inside
some of the other
boxes. There was
candy and nuts and bananas
and bags of groceries. There
was an enormous ham for bak-
ing, and canned vegetabless
and potatoes. There w'as
pudding and Jell-O and
cookies, pie filling and flour.
There was hole bag of laundry supplies and
cleaning items. And there were five toy
trucks and one beautiful little doll.
As I drove back through emipty streets as
the sun slo\wl\ rose on the most amazing
Christmas Day of my life, I w-as sobbing with
gratitude. And I \ ill never forget the jo\ on
the faces of my little ones that precious morn-
Yes. there were angels in Indiana that
long-ago December. And they all hiung out at
the Big Wheel truck stop...
THE POIIER OF PRAYER. T believe that
God only gives three answers to prayer:
2. "Nct yet.",
3. "I ihat e something bener in inid" .e
God still sits on h throne. the devil is a
liar. You maybe going through a rougih time
right i'it' but God is getting read to bless y'ou
in a i'' Illwit yoiu cannot imagine.
By Nell Dobbs
How truly blessed and warmed we were as
we enteredour Spirit-filled beautifully deco-
rated sanctuary on Sunday and as we wor-
shipped the Baby born in a manger! Preach-
er's message was about Jesus at age twelve as
"He grew in wisdon and stature and in favor
with God and man" and the silent Nears till he
began His rmnistry at thirty. We are to be
about: "our Father's w ork" as Jesus did all His
days all our days.
Sadness was in our midst as we learned of
Appie Beggs' tragic death, the tragic deaths of
four others, and the death of Billie Sue Lut-
trell's mother in Kentucky and we pray com-
fort for all their families each of them, all of
Gladness in the baptism of two toung fel-
lows David and Niko and their testimonies of
salvation. The creative movement by Kristen
Finne\ mo\ed us as she did "Child of God"
and then as TarN n Copeland and Markeshia
Thomas did "O Hold 'Night."
Special thanks to Geoff Hill for filling in
for Bill \w ith announcements and leading mu-
sic. What a super job he did! What a touching
Bless Preacher's mother as the\ have gone
out to be w% ith her. Bless all other ill ones -Ros-
Hot touched we \ere as Archie Davis
prayed and then as Ray Pike ga\e the benedic-
tion! We are so thankful for all our people -
old, young, in-between, children, and babies.
It's always so good that they are brought to
church Good to see Jeremy and Kelle\ iKin-
sey) Noonan with their little Samuel and a joy
to their family. Preacher likes his red hair. So
\er\ good to see Lex and Deanie Webb and
their Nicole and husband and Grace and hus-
band hadn't see them in so long. Glad for all
visitors and all others.
Special thanks to Billy and all the choirs
for their outstanding performance of their Can-
tata: The Children added much to it.
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Horry at Rutledge St., Phone 973-6295
Rev. LeeMonuroe VerDon; O.S...
Brian Sanderson, Youth IPastor
,l Jo Catron, Lay Leader
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Pa.l.sor CsuaIu Han
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"'(C 01140n lPlI. Th,' (a'',ommnjtt t/ith C hrIt "
771 NI: C'olln Kell Hwy., Madison. FL.
R- Ilo',eI Glass, Pastor
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'tr'dldhi NightI SCI lce 7:00 p.m.
MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
"'A I 1 104idl1 Church"
C, "1 hrI lake, FL
'--*' IRe. luhnlle Mlerrick, Pastor
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REAPERS OF THE HARVEST CHURCH
3 Nlll.s lcr.l OI Greenvlle. FL. Hwy 90
I l Samlucl uHss. Sr., Pastor
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F:.clinhtig 'otlhilp 6:00 p.m.
\'Wdltigday-Niglll Ser.licc 7:30 p.m.
'"And 'byen rfir dlay .F Penrecost saas fully come.
lirhe rre oil nithi ene accord ir one place." Acts 2:1
ri-.rrine i/e s tal'ao welcome
ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
S111 N.' Hn ry at., 973-8338
'I he RHe\ Ren PfeIl Vicar
'j-Inc Il li. c Senior \W'ardcn
Snnda' Church .%t-hoUl ........... 1000 a.m.
Sundm Holy I.ucalal.l.l............ .. 10:00 a.m.
NMllslon Brltmril 2nd SunUN 11:00 a.m.
I.pl.crpul Chulth VWomeb .l'Td Sunday II:00 a.m.
a .'lhlulm u ativ welcome
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
/ t'rlieiL &- ullal.r Si.. 973-2428
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Sundi ......... 9:00U a.m.
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Madison First Baptist
1 d i .:S
The Children's Choirs:
Director. Kelly Zimmerly
Children's Bell Choir -:
Director. Shirle\ Prentiss
The Music Makers
The Y young Musicians
Other Choir Care Leaders
.Bell Choir/The Music Makers Choir
Tramone Adkins Dasha\\n Hatton
Gabrielle Aranda Jonathon Johnson
Faith Archambault Hunter Robinson
Taylor Copeland Jordan Robinson
Ke'ana Curry Jessie Snith
Cassie Da\ is Marl Hannah Snuth
Lizzie Frakes Jena Stewart
Tara Gill Hannah Zimmerl\
Carlie Ginn Tyler Zimmerly
The Young Musicians Choir
Daniella Aranda Ka\ lene Johnson
Austin Bass Taylor Mlone\
lMatthew\ Buchanan Zack MoneN
Josh Collins Jeb Smith
Tres Copeland Whitey Stevens
Cole Da\is Ragan Stewart
Vincent DiMenna Michelle Strickland
Cammie Frakes Kenyatta Thomas
As "e close this Near of 2005 we gi\e
thanks for e\ery blessing. ever experience.
every opportunity 'to praise the Lord. love
Him. serve Him. and \\e pray for this conuing
year of 2006 and ask God's continued blessing
upon the \' hole \world and us.
8A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Don't Drink and Drive,
Did you know that during 2004,
alcohol-related crashes resulted
in 16,694 deaths in the United
States, accounting for 39% of
all traffic fatalities? That's three
times as many people every year,
as were killed on 9/11 and
Americans killed in Iraq so far.
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I went to a party, Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,
So I drank soda instead.
I really felt proud inside,
The way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom,
Even though others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you.are always right.
Now the party is finally ending,
As everyone is driving home tonight.
As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.
I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn't see me, Mom,
And hit me like a load.
As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
The other guy is drunk, Mom,
And now I'm the one who will pay.
I'm lying here dying, Mom...
I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life was still in bloom.
There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I'll die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom.
The others didn't think.
'He was probably at the same
party as was I.
He's the one that drank,
But I'm the one to die.
Why do people drink, Mom?
It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don't think it's fair.
I'm lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave.
Someone should have told.him, Mom,
S Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I'd still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I'm getting very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were there.
I have one last question
Before I say goodbye.
I didn't drink and drive,Mom,
So, why am I the one to die?
Friday, December 30, 2005
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Friday, December 30, 2005 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 9A
Fri ay De em e 30 ^U- r ____
of another .i,
year, we would / ,
like to offer '
warm wishes to i'
all of our i,-y '
customers for a
healthy New k iiV ,'i
We are proud to
be of service to.0 .
you and thank
you for your
truSt In us.
491 W S RA A., M-.: "., FL
S ^EW YEAR
\ AND FAM1ILI
THE NEW YEAR.
a OUT WITH THE OLD,
IN WITH TH1E NEW!
HREE CHEERS FOR
OUR CUSTOMERS AND
SA GREAT BIG
y, -.BEN'S TOWING &
S/ / ( DIESEL REPAIR
i2 [ [ ",e S i oni... Fi
SThe New Year J "-
Here's Hoping Everything Runs
Smoothly For You During 2006.
We appreciate and
thank you for choosing us.
Hosting a New Year's Celebration: Throwing Together a
With the long and often to come from a distanice. You can system set that up too and stiply
'stressful process of shopping, also look out for the safety of your video games for the kids to play.r
spending, and planning for Christ- guests by cutting off the alcohol Set up a table for the room
mas, it's easy to forget that the new supply by a certain hour; say, no for playing cards and board games,
year is lurking right around the cor- later than the official midnight as well as making arts ard craft
ner. Hosting a cozy New Year's toast. You can also brew coffee for projects. Supply the games, along
gathering at your home can be a your guests to wake them up for with construction paper, scissors,
great way to relax and catch up their ride home. Most importantly, stencils, markers, colored pencils,
with friends who you missed at just keep your eye on people. You glue, and other supplies for kids to
Christmas. With a little ingenuity can't be responsible for everyone, do their own crafts.
and help from your guests,-you can but your concern and judgement Make small goody bags for
plan a memorable New Year's Eve will help guests to remain safe. each of the kids, including any left
n no time, A Family over Christmas candy you have,.
Safety First Oriented Celebration and party favors like kazoos and
As a host you want to be con- If you haven't got a family of noisemakers.
siderate of your guests' needs. You your own, chances are that you've Make sure to have plenty of
also have a certain responsibility got friends with children. Your kid-friendly food and drinks.
for your guests., Most New Year's New Year's celebration should of Fun and Activities
Eve parties include the consump- course include' the kids; just think .Of course the best part of the
tion of alcohol and staying up late. of the inconvenience of trying to evening will be spending time to-
Neither of these factors mixes well find a babysitter on New Year's gether with your friends and talk-
with driving. The roads are a dan- Eve. Plus it's a perfect night for to- ing. Here are suggestions for fun
gerous place on New Year's Eve, gethemess. You can have the kids and conversation that allow you to
even if your guests are just driving over and still have a relaxed party reflect on the past year, as well as
across town. You should offer your that allows you some time alone look forward to what the futtire
guests the option of sleeping over with the grown-ups. Here are some holds. Both adults and kids will en-
at your house. For certain guests tips: joy these easy-to-plan activities:
that may have a longer distance to Set up a "kid's area" for the chil- Have everyone write down a
drive, the offer will be greatly ap- dren to hang out and play separate- prediction for the next year on a
preciated. Tell people ahead of ly from the adults. A good place is piece of paper, fold it up, put it in a
time they are welcome to stay over. a child's bedroom or playroom, a box, and shuffle. Then have every-
Even if you do not have the extra spare bedroom, or furnished base- one randomly pick a prediction
bedspace for everyone, you can ment. Keep in mind the kids' ages, from the box and read it off to
make use of couches, and tell peo- and how much supervision they everyone. The results can be very
ple to bring sleeping bags and pil- will need. amusing. Works great if you make
lows. If you really don't have the Set up a TV and VCR in the this a yearly tradition, and instead
space or simply aren't willing to room and rent some movies that of reading off the predictions that
have guests stay over, then recon- the kids will love. night you save them for next year,
sider inviting people who will have If you've got a video game and read last years. You can start
Rings Earrings Cbmilzn Charms
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Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm & Sat. 10am-6pm
1302 N.. Ashley St. (Across from Michael's Deli) Valdosta
K NEW YEAR!
,As the )ear comes
tro a elI.I,. we want
to than all of our
g,,od frricnds and
lave supported us
through tl.rl y~ear.
We wl;;h you the
hcst in 2006!
Last Minute Party
the tradition this year; make 2 box-
es and have everyone \ rite 2 pre-
dictions. one to be read off that
night, and one to be saved for next
The last night of the \ ear is j
great time to look back and reflect-
A nice way to make your memo-
ries from your past year last is to
make a memory book, inlinomg
all of your guests. Have each per-
son at the party make their own
page, where they write down their
favorite memories from the year
and draw sketches or paste down
pictures,- etc. Punch holes in each
page and put them all 'together in, a
.binder. After this is complete you
can pass ihe book around the party
for all to enjoy. Obviously there are
many variations on this idea. If
you'd rather each person have
something they can take away with
them, follow a similar idea, except
hae eachh person make their o.n.n
booklet to pass araiund to e\ erN-
With special thanks for yourfriendship in the past.
Littleton Well Drilling
I'EST OF LUCK I
i THE NEW YEAR *
Before vestep into the future, we'd
,like to step :back and say thank
you to all our cusli,'tmers who ve
Helped to make our year',a success!
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Zro all our customers, old
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1 OA The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Friday, December 30, 2005
Madison Academy Presents
The Madison Academy
students, grades 4K-8th,
presented their annual
Christmas program on
Thursday, December 15 at
The program, "Sur-
vivor: A Christmas Story"
was narrated by the eight
grade students, and each
class presented a song and
dance, for the audience's en-
The Night Befc
mas"; 5K "The
God For Kids";
ver Bells"; 3rd
- "Twas Bells"; 4th "All I want For mas, Baby"; and the eighth "We Are The Reason" to
Ire Christ- Christmas..." and "Fame grade also performed to end the night out.
Good Ship and Fortune"; 5th "We Are "Angels We Have Heard On The students practiced
- "Thank The Reason"; 6th "Pat-A- High." The entire school for weeks for the production
2nd "Sil- Pan" and "What Gifts Can sang "Feliz Navidad" to and did an excellent job in
- "Jingle We Bring?"; "Merry Christ- open the program, and sang presenting it.
The second grade students played "Silver Bells" on hand bells during the annual Christmas
program. Pictured left to right are: McKenzie Williamson, Daulton Gramling, and Gabrielle
Aranda. The beautiful song was very impressive, and was played flawlessly. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, December 15, 2005)
The fifth grade students ended their song performance b3 holding up a big red cloth cross.
They performed a dance to "We Are The Reason." Pictured clockwise from far left are: Colby
Ingram, Brianna Dunaway, Kailee Morris, Saba Akbar and Cody McDonald. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, December 15, 2005)
Kyle Sweatt (left) and Elee Store)y right) helped nrarate
the Madison Academ3 Christmas program. Each eighth grade
student dressed the part of a contestant on the Survivor televi-
ision'show-a :part of the annual program. Greene Publishing,'
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, December 15. 2(10051
Ai~allillie I am a ilmlilm
Zaccary Salsgi'er left) and Josh Timmons icenteri. both
eighth graders, were part of the narration to the annual Christ-
mas program held at the Madison Academy.. iGrCtt Pnublish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, December 15, 2005)
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Friday, December 30, 2005
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 11A
Future Leaders Of America Present Christmas Gifts To Families
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Courtne3 Williams kneeling and holding presents, front ross, center, right) presents
them to a family that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Courtney is the first president
of Future Leaders of America (FLA). Looking on is the team that accompanied Courtney on
the shopping trip for the family. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, Decem-
ber 19, 2005)
Jalisa Da\is front row. center, left) presents gifts to Regina \Vatkins. coordinator for
Refuge House, who is accepting the gifts on behalf of a family who was the victim of do-
mestic violence. Jalisa is the second president of Future Leaders ofAmerica (FLA). Looking
on are members of the team who accompanied jalisa on the shopping trip for the family.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Beibr3, December 19, 2005)
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Sharon Nethers' first pe-
riod reading class at Madison
County Central School start-
ed a club called the Future
Leaders of America.
This year, the club raised
$360 in a penny drive and
donated the money to two
separate families for Christ-
mas. On Friday, December
16, the club went Christmas
shopping for the two families.
in a limousine, which was
provided free to the club.
One of the families on
the children's shopping list
was a family that was a vic-
tim of domestic violence and
Refuge House helped them
SThe second family was
ra aged by:Hurricane Katri-
na in New Orleans, La. 'and
had to; uproot and move to
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(FLA) on a job well done.
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12A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Friday, December 30, 2005
Prons on Reminds Consumers To Po Some Research
Before Signing a Contract At A Health Club
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner dress if something goes wrong."
Charles H. Bronson is urging consumers to get some back- The law provides consumers with the right to cancel a con-
ground information on health clubs prior to signing a contract. tract for certain reasons including: cancellation within three
Many people put losing weight and getting into shape at the days of signing a contract, exclusive of holidays and weekends,
top of their New Year's to-do list. But unless they do some re- but it must be done in writing; if the facility moves more than
search in advance, the only thing they mayz- five miles away from the original location and fails to provide,
lose is money. State law provides some X within 30 days, a facility of equal quality located within five
protections for consumers, and they should be miles; if a person becomes physically unable to
aware of what those are. e use mdst of the services for which they con-
The Florida Department of Agriculture and e -t.tracted, until the disability ends.
Consumer Services administers the Health Studio Bronsoh also recommends consumers
Law, which spells out the rights and responsi- follow these tips.before signing a contract:
abilities of the gyms and consumers. It also Call the Department's helpline at 1-
provides some recourse against health clubs iO 800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352) to make sure
that do not follow the law. All health clubs / the health studio is registered and to check its
are required to register with the Department's complaint history.
Division of Consumer Services and many Find out if the studio has posted a bond \% ith
must also post a bond that can be used to re- the Department, as most that collect fees in ad-
pay members if the facility goes out of busi- vance are required to do.,
ness. In 2005, the Department collected Prior to jioiining,sk about the club's cancel-,
$67,000 in fines against health clubs for ltion policN should you move or become phys-
various violations of the Health Studios Law, i a lly unable to use thefacility.
including registration problems and advertising. Before signing up, visit the club during the
There are 1,720 health studios registered with the hours you intend to use it to determine whether it is
Department, an increase of 379 over last year; 149 overcrowded and the equipment you plan to use is
clubs went out of business over the same time pe- available.
riod. '* Find out if any of the services offered require
"Joining a health club can be a positive but
costly endeavor, and it's important that people know as much as
possible about a particular facility before entering into a con-
tract," Bronson said. "They need to know exactly what they are
getting for their money and what steps they can take to seek re-
V an additional fee.
Bronson said it is important to read proposed contracts thor-
oughly and make sure you get all promises made by club per-
sonnel in writing.. Ask questions to make sure you understand
the terms of your membership.
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Set a goal to lose \\eight 20,0,3, 40 pounds and get busy.
It seems straightforward, but goal setting for weight loss is-
n't as simple as it may sound. If you set goals too high, you'll
set yourself up for disappointment. If you don't identify goals,
chances are nothing much will happen.
The November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter outlines
a goal-setting approach that supports successful weigh manage-
ment. It's called SMART Specific, Measurable, Artuinable. ;,
Realistic and Trackable.
Specific State exactly what you want to achieve how
you're going to do it and the time frame in which you want to
achieve it. It's helpful to plan a series of small goals tlhat build
on each other instead of one big all-encompassing goal. A small
goal might be to ha\ e at least one serving of fruit each day.
Measurable Be sure you can tell whether you've achieved
a goal. If your goal is to walk 30 minutes.a day, wear a aich
\ while you walk to track the time.
Attainable ask yourself whether the goal is reasonable.
Are you allowing sufficient time and resources? Start slowly
and work your way to.larger goals. Better to succeed at the one
small change this week than try for too much, fail and quit.
Realistic Set goals within your capabilities, andconsider
your limitations. Is it realistic, to plan to exercise two hours
every day'if you've never exercised that much before?
Trackable Look for waysto record your progress, such as
a food journal or exercise log. Tracking our efforts helps keep
Finally, focus on making performance goals rather than out-
come goals. Performance goals such as increasing your veg-
etable intake or walking a specific number of miles each week -
help you achieve a healthy weight each week can lead to frus-
tration and disappointment.
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Friday, December 30, 2005
The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 13A
FWC Approves Blue Crab
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) today ap-
proved blue crab rule amend-
ments requested by commer-
cial fishermen regarding the
blue crab effort management
program. The FWC also ap-
proved creating an incidental
take endorsement for blue
Last April, the FWC ap-
proved a rule designed to con-
trol growth and overcapitaliza-
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shrimpers and stone crabbers a
daily bycatch allowance of
200 pounds of blue crabs.
An incidental take en-
dorsement to allow harvest of
a limited amount of blue crabs
from shrimp and stone crab
fishing gear also was approved
by the Commission, and the
2006 Legislature must ap-
prove a proposed $25 fee for
lows each qualified fisher-
man to use up to an equal
number of traps.
This program includes
certain qualifying criteria
(based upon reported blue
crab landings over a speci-
fied period) for fishermen
to obtain an endorsement
which allows them to com-
mercially harvest blue
The program also re-
quires all blue crab traps to
h- ,,r ,- d llosq the
tion of the commercial PIUbeL'C e aggea anU cllo .L.
crab fishery b managing .... transfer of endorsements
the number of fisher- .. 'lr -'.-, to other persons un-
men and traps. l ,l er specified
The rule, rec- conditions.
ommended Fees to support
by FWC's this program,
Blue Crab Ad- which begins in
visory Board, '- the 2006-2007 li-
established a blue ce. _ME cnse year, must be
crab limited entry entl- approved by the
dorsement program 2006 Florida Leg-
that limits the total / The ne\v rules islature.
number of com- also allow blue crab The rules
mercial blue crab harvesters to obtain per- approved today
fishermen and al- mission from the FWC by the FWC allow qual-
lows each qualified fisher- Division of Law Enforce- ified fishermen affected
man to use up to an equal ment to let another person by the 1995 net limitation
number of traps. transport, deploy or retrieve amendment, and stone crab
This program includes his/her traps on a short-term and shrimp fishermen who
certain qualifying criteria basis under certain, condi- harvest blue. crabs as by-
(based upon reported blue crab tions for reasons of hard- catch in their fishing gear,
landings over a specified peri- ship. These rules will take to obtain a non-transferable
od) for fishermen to obtain an effect next month, blue. crab limited entry en-:
endorsement which allows The'Florida Fish and dorsement. This lets dis-
them to commercially harvest Wildlife Conservation placed net fishermen use
blue crabs. Commission (FWC) today up to 100 traps to harvest
The program also requires approved blue crab rule hard shell blue crabs, and
all blue crab traps to be tagged amendments requested by gives shrimpers and stone
and allows the transfer of en- commercial fishermen re- crabbers a daily bycatch al-
dorsements to other persons garding the blue crab effort lowance of*200 pounds pf
under specified conditions. management program. The.. blue crabs.--
Fees to support this program, FWC also approved creat- An incidental take en-
v which begins in the 2006-2007 ing an incidental take en- dorsement to allow harvest
license year, must be approved dorsement for blue crab. of a limited amount of blue
by the 2006 Florida Legisla- Last April, the FWC crabs from shrimp and
ture. approved a rule designed stone crab fishing gear also
The rules approved to- to control growth and was approved by the Comn-
day by the FWC allow quali- overcapitalization of the mission, and the 2006 Leg-
fied fishermen affected by the -commercial blue .crab islature must approve a
1995 net limitation amend- fishery by managing the proposed $25 fee for this
ment, and stone crab and number of fishermen and endorsement.
shrimp fishermen who harvest traps. The rule, recom- The new rules also al-
blue crabs as bycatch in their mended by FWC's Blue low blue crab harvesters to
fishing gear,-to obtain a non- Crab Advisory Board, es- obtain permission from the
transferable blue crab limited tablished a blue crab lim- FWC Division of Law En-
entry endorsement.: This lets ited entry endorsement forcement to let another
displaced net fishermen use up program that limits the to- person transport, deploy or
to 100 traps to harvest hard tal number of commercial retrieve his/her traps on a
shell blue crabs, and gives blue crab fishermen and al- short-term basis under cer-
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New Heallty Beef CookbooK
Beef Checkoff Program Partners with American Dietetic Association
Just in time for your New
Year's resolutions to eat
healthier, balanced diets -
great taste and nutrition'come
together in The Healthy Beef
Cookbook, a new checkoff-
funded cookbook available in
bookstores nationwide and
on www.amazon.com for
The development of the
and additional marketing and
resource materials is eoordi-
nated on behalf of the Cattle-
men's Beef Board and the'
American Dietetic Associa-
tion by the National Cattle-
men's Beef 'Association
(NCBA). The NCBA serves
as one of the Beef Board's
contractors for checkoff-
Chamberlain and Betsy Hor-
nick combined their culinary
and nutrition expertise to
bring great-tasting lean beef
to the table in the more than
130 delicious and nutrient-
rich recipes, color photos,
nutrition tips and culinary
techniques that feature, lean
beef, and many of the recipes
take 30 minutes or less to
"The Health 'Beef
Cookbook makes it simple to
follow the 2005 Dietary.
Guidelines for Americans
and MyPyramid's outline for.
getting more nutrition from
calories without sacrificing
taste," said Jim Handley,
Chief Executive Officer,
Florida Beef Council. "We
have a number of programs
and activities where we are
promoting the cookbook so
consumers are aware .that
they can eat healthfully and
enjoy their favorite foods."-
In line \\ith this. the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
recently updated its Nutrient
Database to include 29 beef
cuts that meet government
guidelines for lean, meaning
fewer than 10 grams of total
fat, 4.5 grams or less of satu-
rated fat and fewer than 95
milligrams of cholesterol per
three-ounce serving. The 29
cuts are featured in The
Healthy Beef Cookbook and
include many of Americans'
traditional favorites flank
steak, tenderloin, 95 percent
lean ground beef and T-bone
steak as well as newer cuts
of beef, such as the Western
Griller and Ranch steak. All
29 lean beef cuts have, on
average, one more gram of
saturated fat than a skinless
chicken breast per three-
"We are excited about
this new cookbook making
its \~ay into consumers'
homes," said Handley. The
recipes are satis flying and
delicious, and with 75- per-
cent having less than; 400
calories, they are ideal for
people watching g their
Each recipe in The
Healthy Beef Cookbook was
thoroughly tested at the
Center to ensure they would
be tasty and eas) for any
cook to prepare at home.
The Healthy Beef Cook-
book was funded by Ameri-
ca's Beef Producers through
the Beef Checkoff Program.
Health professionals can
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information at \%w %.beefnu-
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Bailey Property Qualifies For CenturyPioneer Family Farm
Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
today announced that Francis
A. Bailey's property outside
of Sanibel in Lee County has
qualified as a Century Pio-
neer Family Farm. This des-
ignation means that the Bai-
ley property has been in con-
tinuous family ownership for
at least 100 years.
1265 Lakes Blvd. Lake Park, GA (299) 559-1106
923 Baytree Rd. Valdosta, GA (229) 333-0344
The program, which is
administered by the Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services with
assistance from the Florida
Agricultural Museum, recog-
nizes agricultural property\
that has been in continuous
family ownership for at least
"These families have
been able to retain ownership.
of their land through the de-
pression, droughts, freezes
and the urbanization of Flori-
,da," Bronson said. "That is a
great tribute to the many gen-
erations of these families."
Since the program was
Begun 25 years ago, 81 farms
families have received the
Century Pioneer Family
Madison County farms
that have recieved this spe-
cial recognition include the
farms of; W.H. Cason of
Greenville; Jeanette Hadden
of Madison; Mary Lilla John-
son of Madison; Clifford
Leslie of Pinetta; Waldon
Leroy Richardson of Madi-
son; Harvey E. Rye Sr. of
Madison; James J. Sale Jr. of
Madison:W.J. Spradley Jr. of
Greenville; Donnie Glenn;
Waldrep of Greenville and
Albert W. Waldrep of
For information about
the program or to apply for
membership into the pro-
gram, call (386) 476-7630,
tury_pioneers.htm or write
Florida Agricultural Mu-
seum, 1850 Princess Place
Road, Palm Coast, FL 32137
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The Jifplantin Lexington, Kentucly,
is the largest peanut butter
producing facility in the world.
In 19o6, an Englishman living in
Guatemala invented instant coffee.
In 1928, the New England Journal
of Medicine reported findings by
two researchers who studied 35
people with cancer of the lips,
cheeks, jaw or lungs. All but one In
had been a smoker.
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1951, the United States sent four monkeys into
the stratosphere, making them the first living
creatures in space.
December 30, 1955 Edition
Local Jaycees collected, repaired and arranged for
distribution of a large number of toss to children for
- Christmas. Raniroddng the project were W. E. Las-
siter. James McDonald Copeland and Alexander
Homes (Gee) Smith
Forty-five children \were made happy at the Annu-
al Christmas Party given b\ the Rotary Club. Johnny
Musser and Jay Livingston assisted in distributing the
A group of young people, from Pinetta, along \ith
the pastor from the Baptist Church \ isited a number of
homes and sang Christmas carols.
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Bishop and children spent a
portion of the holidays with his parents in Greenville.
and Mrs. Bishop's stepmother. Mrs. Chism, and broth-
S er. of Pelham. GA.
December 31, 1965 Edition
Mr. Bill Ratliff returned from Kentucky \xheie he
had been workinge in the tobacco hardest. The Ratliff
family mo\ed here for Mrs. Ratliff's health. The\ have
one daughter. Jackie.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Clark w ith their four children
Terr). VickN. Steve and Mike. have all moxed to Lake
City; Mlr Clark will be working with a furniture com-
The Cora Ashle' class of the Methodist Church
sponsored the beautiful nativity scene on the court-
house square depicting the birth of Christ. Many peo-
ple in the community\ took part in building, planning
and production scene. Each night of the play. o\er 50
people from different denominations took part in the
December 26, 1975 Edition
Florida's latest addition to the fresh%%ater sport
fisherman's bag. the Sunshine Bass. is doing fine in
Cherry Lake. It is a cross between a male striped bass
and a female white bass.
Brenda Joseph, MNadison NFJC freshman, won the(
first place trophy in the ping pong tournament.
The Rexerend B. E. Humes will be conducting his
first services as the ne pastor of Madison First Bap-
December 26, 1985 Edition
Reoiember' when we looked to the Old Farmer"sp
Almanac for isdom?,"Onion skin is very thing fhen
mild winter is coming in. Onion skin is thick and
tough, %%hen winter "\ill be cold and rough."
Carabelle Dixon's son, Dinkie of Griffin, GA.,
spent the weekend with her and Hunter Marshall.co g
first series as the nher pastor of Madison First Bhp-
The Lee community watched as Santa Claus, ith
two of his elves beside him, presented a beautiful and
inspiring sight as he came ino e to p the fire de-
parlments ladder truck .
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Friday, December 30, 2005
16A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
It's Not The Lottery...
But Your Chances Are A Whole Lot Better
With A Winning Classified
SI | Now Taking Applications For:
Design & Free Estimates
Tax Leins Tax Deeds Foreclo-
sure Residential and Commer-
cial. Do you need help? We'll be
there for you! Call :
The DM Corporation.
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
One bright fluorescent orange
rocket, approximately 25-30
inches long. Somewhere be-
tween the Forestry Station on 53
South and West Farm and Mace-
donia Road. If found please call:
Tommy Greene at 973-4141.
251bs. of Clean
Wanted To Buy
El Camino or Ranchero
pick up trucks. 973-6006
Home For Rent
In Lee, large (2400sqft), 3 bed-
room, 2 bathroom on one acre with
hardwood floors. $900 month, 540
State Rd 255. 850-973-4073 or
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
Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
711 Equal Housing Opportunity
southern Villas of
C\0 adison aCpartments
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.
192 ACRES OF PRIME
Four Star Hunt Camp, Virgin
Timber, 8 Cabins, Huge Cook-
house, Fully Equipped Work-
shop w/3 Bays, Tractor, Four
Wheeler, Completely Furnished,
HVAC, I/M, Washer/Dryer,
Satellite TV, No Expense
Spared. $1.75M. 863-634-
3340 or 863-634-3313
Former church facility located on
paved road approximately 14 miles
SW of Madison, 2500 sq. ft.,
CHAC, cement block construction,
well, septic, 1 acre, well main-
tained grounds, 4843 SW Moseley
Hall Rd. Owner Middle Florida
Baptist Association. $85,000 850-
CASH $$ Paid for land, acreage,
homes or mobile homes with
property. Top dollar paid with
Call Ben (386) 365-7653
The City of Madison is accepting'
applications for a full-time Fire-
fighter with the following qualifi-
cations. Applicants must be at least
19 years of age and a citizen of the
United States, possess a valid Class
D FLORIDA DRIVER'S LI-
CENSE, must be a High School
Graduate, must pass a drug test,
background check, a physical ex-
amination and vision test. The ap-
plicant must be in excellent physi-
cal condition and it is preferred that
the applicant be Florida Firefighter
Certified. The applicant must also
be a non-user of tobacco.,
Job applications are available upon
request from the Office of the Fire
Chief, Alfred Martin at 253 S. Hor-
ry Ave., Madison, Florida 32340.
Applications with resumes attached
will be accepted for this position
from Monday, December 19th 2005
until Friday, December 30th 2005.
The deadline is December 30th, at
The City f Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and recog-
nizes veteran's preference.
YOUTH SERVICES AIDE
FOR MADISON COUNTY
Suwannee County is currently
seeking applicantsi/for a regular
part-time position bf Youth Ser-
vices Aide for the Madison County
Libraries. This position will plan
and implement the Youth Services
activities and programs'in Madison,
Greenville and Lee under the guid-
ance 'of the Regional Youth Ser-
The applicant must have the ability
to plan, organize and implement
youth activities. The ability to in-.
teract with children of all ages is
highly desired. Transportation is
needed and mileage will be reim-
Minimum qualifications include a
high school diploma, current Flori-
da Driver's License and experience
working with children. Working
knowledge of basic computer pro-
grams and the Internet is required.
Experience with audio-visual
equipment, storytelling, puppet
pla) s. or craft activities is desired.
Salary range is $6.55 $9.14 per
hour depending upon qualifica-
tions. Retirement, insurance, paid
holiday (pro-rated) annual and sick
leave benefits are included. The po-
sition is for a 4-day workweek ex-
cept for the summer when the posi-
tion will become full-time for 12
weeks. Applications may be picked
up at any Madison County Public
Library or at the Suwannee County
Administrative Services Depart-
ment, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak,
FL 32064; telephone (386) 362-
6869. Applicants are encouraged to
submit resumes, letters of refer-
ence, and other biographical infor-
mation with their applications. All
applications must be returned to the
Suwannee County Administrative
Services Department in Live Oak.
Position will remain open until
filled. All applicants subject to drug
testing prior to employment.
CDL Required, Neat And
~ Pleasant Personality A Must.
Apply in Person Only At
CONCRET^E Scruggs Concrete, In The
Madison Industrial Park
Holiday Inn Express
Benefits, competitive pay, Great
working environment. Exp. a must!
Monday through Friday 8-5 850-
973-2020 Ask for Craig or Betty.
You've Got It!
seeks RN for Ambulatory
Surgery Center; PT Position;
15-20 hrs; 2-3 days/week;
Equal Opportunity Employer
In Madison is now hiring for all
shifts. Seeking Associates who are
friendly honest and dependable.
'Call Trish at 850-973-9872
$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
A Behavioral Health Care Cen-
ter is currently seeking the fol-
lovi ing position located irn IMadi-
Licensed Counselor #1182
A Master's Degree with a major
in psCchologs. social work,
counseling or a related human
services field and three year of
related professional experience,
Florida licensed,, clinical social
worker or mental health coun-
selor preferred. Shift: 8 am 5
pm / Monday Friday.
For more information and a
complete listing of available po-
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirma-
tive Action Employer.
Drug Free Workplace
'-" Wanted '" :
Greene Publishing, Inc.,
has an opening for a News
Reporter. Should be de-
pendable with a pleasant
personality. Required to
have good journalistic skills
and computer knowledge.
Command of the English
language and its proper us-
age a must. Need to have
your own dependable trans-
portation and practice a
good work ethic. Apply in
person ONLY at the Madi-
son County Carrier. Hwy 53
Advent Christian Village
PT personnel specialist; HS diplo-
ma or equivalent required. Must be
proficient in MS Office Suite, in-
cluding Access & Excel. Personnel
and benefits administration experi-
ence preferred. Good organization-
al and customer service skills re-
quired. EOE; Drug Free Work-
place, Criminal background checks
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; or visit
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Mowing, Discing, tilling and box
blading. Call 973-6326.
Bridal registry business. Includes
inventory and accounts, (china,
crystal, flatware and fixtures for
display) Very profitable business.
For more information
Two bedroom trailers in Lee.
Call Donna 850-971-5525
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The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 17A
Friday, December 30, 2005
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For More Information! 1.888.562.2246
Or Log Onto: www.auctionloghomes.com
PERRY FLEA MARKET
Xs'' Antiques. Glassware Collectibles* Gifts & More
Yard Sale Visit the Tool Shop FRI- SUN 10A.M.4 P.M. WeBuy
Set-Ups $5 & up Hwy. 19 S. (Old Motel)(850) 838-1422 (850 584-712Ca4 Us
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 follow the signs.
We are a Limited Space Shelter (no
kill). You must check with us prior to
bringing in a animal.A drop-off dona-
tion isrequired for any animal brought
to the shelter.Our 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 or e-mail us at
Lost or Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet or found one,
the humane society will help you find
your pet. Call us at (850) 971-9904 or
toll free at 1-866-236-7812. Leave a
message if we are closed, we will-return
your call.Remember to always call your
local animal controls or shelters if you
have a lost or found animal.
We really appreciate donations; we
couldn't operate without them. They
are the heart and soul of our thrift
shops' income. Please consider bring-
ing us donations of clothes, household
goods, furniture and toys. WE ASK
THAT ALL DONATIONS BE IN
GOOD CONDITION; otherwise we
cannot sell them. THANKS.
Newspapers andAluminum Cans:
We have a recycle newspaper bin at
305 Pinewood Dr. just west of John-
son's Appliance/Radio Shack. We also
collect aluminum cans to recycle, just
bring them to the shelter. All the mon-
ey goes to help the homeless animals.
2892 PATCHES (Gray w/ White
mask) Female and 2891 BRET -
(Brindle w/White Stripe) Male. Both 5
weeks old. Stop us before we adopt.
again! The truth about shelter volun-
teers is that we all have an abundance
of pets, of the.cat and dog variety. We
just don't need any more, but these ba-
bies are so absolutely adorable that we
can hardly keep our hands off....so
please come and save us from our-
selves. Your only problem will be
choosing which one (or two) was meant
for you. The nice thing is you can't go
.. T,,n0 F
2442 LYDIA One and a half year
old Red Female. Oh, if only Lydia
could talk, the things she would say.
Just look deep into her bright topaz
eyes. There's definitely a message
there. I think what's she saying is that
she'd like to go home with you and be
your special pet......and the best and
most loving friend you'll ever know..
Now that's a lot to read into a look.
You'd better come out and look into Ly-
dia's eyes. Check it out. I'll bet you
see what I see.
2878 SPOT One year old Black
with White Male. Bounce a little, buss
a little, wiggle, jump and strut!!! Spot
has got the routine down pat and his
virtuoso performance is free. A gentle
greeting, a friendly touch.....and maybe
a biscuit if you've got one handy....and
this precious little clown is off and run-
ning, or should I say, dancing his heart
2730 LUCAS One year old Tabby
Male. This cat is so handsome you
won't be able to look away. Gentle and
gracious, he is only looking for a warm
place to stretch out and be ad-
mired....and, well, yes, some delicious
tidbits would be nice.....and, well,
okay, to be waited on hand and foot and
spoiled rotten would be quite accept-
able too. And you know what's amaz-
ing? You'll love doing it.
2808 COCO One year old Calico
Female. This gorgeous girl has still not
recovered from losing the Cat Woman
role in Batman. Imagine some gawky,
human female pretending to be a cat! It
makes the blood run cold. Nothing can
be a cat except a cat, and our Coco is
the best in the business.
2013 CAESAR Eight and a half
month old Black Male. Descendant of
the Imperial Ruler of the glory that was
Rome, Caesar rules again! You just
can't miss the royal bearing, his gra-
cious acceptance of tribute and, if he
only had a few legions, he could con-
quer the world. But I'm getting carried
away. Our Caesar's only wish is to
conquer your heart and rule your
2882 DOLLY Four and a half month
old Tortoiseshell Female. There is no
creature on earth more appeaCling than a
kitten. To iatcrh a kilen plja, i- 1to ee
the ultimate 'graed in action'. It ranks
nrhlt up there v. ih the Nec\ York Cii)
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CITI OF MLADISON
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Scaled proposals will be issued at Cii) Hall. 321 S.\V. Rutledge SireetL Madison. Florida
32340-2498 until 3:00 P.M.. JanuarA 13. 2006. Proposals sill be opened b) the City Man-
ager. as soon as possible following Ihe time for receipt of proposals for:
Harvesting Hay from the Cit~ of Madison Spray Field
Bid No. 2006-01
The work includes cutting, bailing and hauling off sile, and selling ha3 from approxi-
mately 240 acres of the City of Madison's Spra) Field from March I. 2006 through De-
cember 31, 2006. All bids are to be in the form of percentage of gross receipts from the
sale of ha). Allhay harvested is to be cut, removed from site and sold. No fertilizers,pes-
ticides or other treatment shall be used bi bidder or applied to land b) the bidder mith-
out direct approval from the CirN of Mladison. The Cir~ ma, treal the land as Ihet see
Please direct any inquires concerning the technical specification to Stan MlcCrean of the
Hasieater Trearment Facility. telephone r850i 973-5072 and inquires concerning non-
technical specifications to Lee Anne Hall. Citr Administration Disison. telephone 850i
The Owner resinres the right to taie informality in an) bid. to reject an) or all bids in
whole or in part. "lth or "ilhout cause, and/or to accept the bid that in its judgment mill
be in the best interest of the Cit) of Madison.
CASH NOW As seen
FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS, on T.V.
ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS
J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW
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The~ ~ ~ Regon' Firs Accrdite chertai Cete. ,;.
Why is this designation important? Because heart disease is one of the leading
causes of death in the United States and this year alone, 600,000 people will die from
heart disease, most of those from heart attacks.
Capital Regional Medical Center's Chest Pain Center offers a protocol driven and
systematic approach to patient management and was the first in our community.
Ourphysicians and Emergency Department staff are specially trained to recognize
symptoms and react more quickly in order to save lives.
Where should you go if you have chest pain? The Chest Pain Center at Capital
Regional Medical Center.
2626 Capital Medical Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308 850-325-5000
NOTICE OF MEETING
The regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Madison, Florida will be held
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to
any matter considered of such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that for
such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE
BY THE CITY COMMISSION
CITY OF ILADISON. FLORIDA .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposed Ordinance No. 2005-5. bearing iitle as fol-
lows, will be considered Tuesday, January 10, 2000 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Madison.
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-5 '.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NLMDISON. FLORID% AMENDING
ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER I OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES or THE
CITY OF MADISON. FLORIDA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF REMO\ING
VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CII "'S RETIREMENT SSTEIM; PROVID-
ING FOR SE\.ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICT-
ING ORDINANCES: AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DTE.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection at Citl Hall. Madi-
son, Florida during regular business hours. l the meeting, all interested parties ma5 ap-
pear to be heard Aith respect to the proposed Ordinance. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made b Ithe Cir). the person ma) need to ensure that a 'erbatim record of
the proceedings is made, including testimony) and evidence upon which the appeal is to
CITY OF AI DISON. FLORIDA
BY: iSt Lee Anne Hall
Cit3 Clerk ,
S1265 Lakes Blvd. Lake Park, GA (299) 559-1106
923 Baytree Rd. Valdosta. GA (229) 333-0344
Ballet .and It :comie- .b.lutelI njiural-
ly....no training no tight shoes no
strained mucIles '..For us mere mortals
to be in !it presence is a blessing and a
joy. Treat yourself to one of the great
wonders of the world. Watch a kitten
We ha.e nri mn more Uilenr, nd Catsi
that are fspa.i'd or neutered, \Sorried.
Fel. luk tested, i.abie shoit. Adoption
$50.00 The Suwannee \jalle' Humane
Society Depends on ac.-pitonr' i:r.\-
VAILABLE SPACE. ADOPTION
FEES ARE $50.00 which INCLUDES,
spay/neuter, rabies,boosters, deworm-
ing feline lek'heart'.cmir te-ting
REMINDER: DO NOT LEAVE PETS
IN VEHICLES FOR ANY LENGTH
OF TI.IE DUE TO THE HEATAND,
LOS T DOGS
Two dogs from same home.
RANGER Pure Golden Male. Scar
on right front leg. Mixed color collar.
ISAAC Black Lab neutered Male.
Mixed color collar. Both dog' he.ilth
and friendly. Lost near 168th St. in
Live Oak. Call: 386-344-9073
GOTCHA4 Brtndle \i th j \hite echesl.
Bulldog mi\ A spajed Female loi.
near Kinm Ha\uk Airport Call 386-
6 7 I 3 91.
Black .ale Lab.
Found at the
'dumpster at Mid-
way Church, CR
S53. Call: 850-