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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main: Viewpoints & Opinions
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    Section A: Main: Local & Regional Crime Blotter
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    Section A: Main: Around Madison County
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    Section A: Main continued
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        Section 4
    Section A: Main: School
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    Section A: Main: Sports
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    Section A: Main: Farm
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    Section A: Main: Outdoors
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section B: Real Estate Guide: September 2006
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Our 141st Year, Number 52 Friday, September 1, 2006 11Madison, Florida 32340

Smithfield Shuts Down Production Today

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Smithfield Foods will shut down its pro-
duction lines for good on Friday, Sept. 1.
"We're sorry to see it close," said Jack
Schmidt, the plant manager for the meat pack-
ing facility. "I certainly didn't want that but I
had no control over it."
Schmidt said that quite a few Smithfield
employees had already located to other states.
. "There are a few employee who remained
at the plant who will also relocate," he said.
Schmidt said that he wasn't sure about
whether or not he would move to another state
to work for Smithfield.

Schmidt said that Smithfield is looking for
a buyer to buy the facility. He said that he
couldn't comment on rumors that the plant will
be closed to another protein company, which
might want.to buy it.
Smithfield will continue working a small
skeleton crew to clean up dithe facility anid close
it down for the next couple of months.
"I wish all the employee- luck in finding
jobs, if they haven't found them yet," Schmidt
said. "God bless them all."
Smithfield Foods bought out the former
Dixie Packers meat processing plant two ea d
Shortly after buying out the company,

Allen Cherry, M ladison County's current coun-
ty coordinator, wa ousted as-the plant manag-
er and replaced by Larry Raulie, who came
from ConAgra Foods in Kansas.
SThe company, 'a Virginia-based meat-pro-
cess,-ing conglomerate, announced the closure
of its NMadison plnti on JIne 6. The closure af-
fected 486 employees.
Tim Seely, senior vice-president of Smith-
field Packing, said that, when Smithfield had
purchased the former Madison Dixie Packers
meat-processing facility from Winn-Dixie in
2004, the plant was not running at full capaci-
ty. It had been Smithfield's plan to be able to
Please see Smithfield. Page 3A

Man Killed In Car Crash
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Lane Ki-
nard, 23, of
died from
injuries he
sustained in
an autonio-
bile acci- .Jesse
dent on'Kinard
Wednesday evening, Aug. 30,
at approximately 6:12 p.m.,
According to a 'Flotr;,i
Highway Patrol report, Kinard
was traveling north on Old.
Blue Springs Road, approxi-
mately a half-mile north of
U.S. 90, west of Lee, when he
drifted across the center line ?
and into the southbound traffic -"
(Greene Publishing. Inc. Photos by
lane of Old Blue Springs -Jacob Bembry, August 30, 2006)
Road. Lee Volunteer Fire Department firefighters, above, along with Madison Fire &
Kinard traveled north- Rescue, work to extricate Jesse Kinard from his 2001 Ford.
bound on the southbound Inset: Jake Kinard, Jesse's brother, and Dale Kinard, Jesse's father, console
Please See Crash, Page 3A each other.

Final Zoning Meeting Set For Sonic Next Thursday Evening

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The city's final zoning
meeting on a proposed Sonic is
scheduled for Thursday, Sept.
7, at 4:45 p.m. at the City Hall.
According to Chuck
Hitchcock, the city's Public
Works Supervisor, the building
will total 1,526 square feet.
Site preparation work is
being done at this time on the*
proposed Sonic. No construc-
tion work is currently being
Please see Sonic, Page 3A

3 Sections, 40 Pages
Around Madison County 5-7A
Church 11A
Classifieds 18A
Community Calendar 5A
Farm 16A
Legals 19A
Outdoors 17A
School 12-13A
Sports 14-15A

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/ Former Lee Woman Resident Dead
,. In Texas, Madison County Carrier,
August 2, 2006
S The Austin (Texas) 'Police De-
pairtment has issued this news release
on Aug. 22:
.At 10:52 a.m. on Monday, July
24th. South Central Area Command
patrol officers responded to a 9-1-1
call of a person down. Upon arrival
office s located a deceased person in
i the 20") block of Bastrop Highway.
The Travis County Medical Ex-
i.miiner's Office has ruled the death a
honncde. The toxicology report re-
vealed that Loretta Lynn Roberts, 37,
had used drugs and alcohol before
\' her death. However, homicide detec-
. ii. e .ire inrestig.,tinT.- thi, hncideni a,

a murder due to the circumstance-
surrounding the death of Roberts.
The last known contact with Roberts
was on Wednesday, July 12th by ,
APD patrol officers when she was
stopped in the Rundberg Lane area.
She also is known as "Laura" or
This case remains under investi-
gation by APD homicide detectives. I
This is the 10th murder in 2006.
Lee Mayor, Greenville Mayor De-
mand Something Be Done About
Crime In Their Towns, Madison
Enterprise-Recorder, July 21, 2006 ,
Elesta Pritchett, Greenville may- <
or, and Ernestine Kinsey, Lee mayor, I
Please see Headlines In Review,
Page 3. , .-

Gold Kist

Responds To

Hostile Takeover

Bid From

Pilgrim's Pride
Gold Kisi Inc. tNASDAQ:GKIS) issued the following
statement on Aug. 21 in response to Pilgrim's Piide Corpora-
tion's proposal to acquire all outstanding common shares of
Gold k I.t oi $210 a shlei-. which would amount to a total of ap-
proximnately $1.02 billion:
"The Gold Kist Board strongly believes in the Company's
ability\ to succes.ufillk execute our: long-term strategic plan to
provide significant value to our stockholders. With our strong fi-
nancial position and efficient operations, we believe that we per-
formed competimvel\ ith our peers in the recent downturn. We
are confident in our pre\ lously-stated strategy to expand our pri-
vate label and value-added businesses, to improve our operating
efficiencies and to be an industry consolidator. This strategy,
along with our experienced management, our strong customer
and supplier relationships and our dedicated employees position
us very well to capitalize on rapidly improving market condi-
"Since February 2006, while the poultry markets and our
stock price have been depressed, Pilgrim's has made two oppor-
tunistic proposals to acquire the Company. After careful consid-
Please see Gold Kist, Page 3A

Mikhal Kornegay

Walks Off With A

By Janet Schrader *
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Three years ago, Mikhal
Kornegay walked onto the
field at an FSU football prac-
tice and made the team. After
two years in the trenches, FSU
signed Kornegay to a scholar-
ship for his senior season.

Madison County High School
in 2002 and went to Tennessee
Tech on a scholarship. Ten-
nessee stuck Kornegay on of- Mikhal Kornegay
fense as a running back. He can run the 40 in 4.52. At Tennessee,
Kornegay scored his first touchdown and gained 59 yards in 23
carries. But Kornegay wasn't happy on offense and always
wanted to play for the Seminoles. In 2003 he walked onto the
Noles squad. Red shirted in his first season, he saw action in six
games in 2004. He spent the season as a reserve cornerback and
played on special teams. In 2005, Kornegay made appearances
in 10 games, mostly on special teams, recovered his first career
fumble and returned it 14 yards against The Citadel, forced his
first career fumble on a kickoff against Syracuse and finished
with three tackles on the season.
This season, Kornegay said he is starting on the goal-line
package. That's the team that moves into the game whenever the
opposition gets close to the goal line. He plays strong safety and
is working hard to try and win the position vacated by Suwan-
nee's Kyler Hall who graduated from FSU last year.
Kornegay played cornerback and runningback for Madison.
He earned All-State honors in football and track and field. As a
Please see Kornegay, Page 3A


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Friday, September 1, 2006

___ Another Year Older And Another Year More Immature

Today, I am another
year older and, it would be
hoped, that I would be wiser,
but the more I think of things,
the dumber I grow, in my

mind's eye and, having spoken
to a few others I have been
around, the dumber I have ap-
peared in their eyes.
I have realized a few

things, however. Below are just larger than the'brain in all peo-
a few of them: ple, I have a tendency to let my
*My heart will always be heart rule my brain. I once
bigger than my brain. While it came to a realization about a
is a proven fact that the heart is friend ihai just because some-

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one is smart doesn't make her
mature. Then it hit me in the
face like a pie. I realized that I
was exactly the same way - im-
I have a Bible study
teacher 1 on Wednesday
evenings who often says that'
most people will miss Heaven
by even 18 inches, pointing out
the distance from the heart to
most people's brains. I hope
that I don't get so smart, that I
miss Heaven even by one inch.
*My heart is a lot bigger
than ,my pocketbook. I'm a
sucker for causes and I want to
.give much more than I. do. I
can't afford it, however.
*I'm a skeptic by nature
* but I can be conned. Not easily
fooled by people who beg for
money and come uip with pho-
ny stories about playing foot-
ball for Bobby Bowden' and
t- ing to find their way back to
Tallahassee, or by people who
will blow their money on Lotto
tickets or cigarettes, I do get
conned by others. A friendly
face or a pretty smile can steal
my heart, stab me in the back
and steal my wallet at the same
time. I'm pretty stupid when it
comes to. dealing with these
types of people.
*One type of person who
I'm not stupid when it comes
to dealing with are those who
are so flamboyant that it's easy
to read that they are trying to
con you. Into this category fall
a number of so-called ministers
and businesspeople I have seen
in the past, I thank God that, at
least,, he has given me discern-
ment where these, people are
*I realize that I am not go-
ing to make everyone happy all
the time. No matter what I
write, someone will get mad at
me. Even with something,
',.where I'nm *ritingu)abotfftojo
one other than myself, people
will get mad enough to punch
my lights out. My skin has got-
ten tougher and I've had to
learn to tell them to take a
number and get to the back of
the line.
*I realize that I have a
number of friends, who actually
love me and care for me; no
matter how mad they get at me
or how bad I get on their
nerves. At the top of the list is
my family, although I know
that when it comes to me hand-
ing out disappointments, I have
handed them the most.
I probably won't mature
much during the next year be-
cause like I said my heart rules
my brain and I'm pretty much
stupid, but maybe I will make a
few new friends and have a
happy year.
(By the way, Lisa Greene,
you better not forget to get me
a nice birthday present. You
still owe me from your birthday
and you still owe me on the bet
last Christmas! Maybe I did
win by unethical means, but
what happened? Huh? Can't
answer that, can you?)
-Since 1865-
"Telling it like it is with hon-
esty and integrity"

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Madison Recorder established
New Enterprise established
Consolidated June 25, 1908
Published weekly by
Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695
S. SR 53, Madison, FL 32340.
Periodicals postage PAID at
Madison Post Office 32340.
Publication No. 177.400.
dress changes to The Madison
Enterprise-Recorder, P.O.

Friday, September 1, 2006



The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A

Promoting our community........
The collaboration of the Greater Madison County Chamber
of Commerce, the Madison County Development Council
(MCDC), and the Madison County Tourist Development: Coun-
cil (TDC) serves to give our community one voice in the prima-
ry goal of promoting our community;
The Chamber of Commerce has a primary concern for our
members, the businesses within our County. We strive to repre-
sent our members to the local government and to assist them in
promoting their quality products and services. In doing so, we
support the entire community. The success of our. local busi-
nesses is the core of our community success. A healthy econo-
my provides increased activity within the community, increased,
sales tax revenue to the County, and a positive community im-
age. The Chamber of Commerce is the first-stop information
point for visitors, developers, new business prospects, and those
interested in relocating to our County.
The Madison County Development Council (MCDC) serves
as the Economic Development arm of the County. Their pur-
pose is to continue to pursue positive community development
through improved health care, education, housing, recreation,
government, environment, and economic development. The
MCDC coordinates citizen committees in each of these areas
who are evaluating possible goals and tasks to lead to their Vi-
sion for the future of Madison County. All who are interested
are encouraged to participate with the MCDC and/or with one or
more of the on-going committees. The MCDC is supporting our
citizens in their community pride and desire to embrace a new
and healthy economy, while preserving our environment, quali-
ty of life, and natural and historic resources.
The Madison County Tourist Development Council is ap-
pointed by the Board of County Commissioners to advise them
on the management, strategic planning, and expenditure of rev-
enue. from the tourist tax collected by the hotels, campgrounds,
and bed & breakfast facilities in Madison. The TDC has a grant
program to assist non-profit agencies in sponsoring events that
bring in visitors to Madison. Tourism is a valuable economic
development tool to bring additional dollars into the community
without excess use of services from local government.
As noted at the beginning of this article, the partnership of,
these three entities enables resources to be utilized effectively
and efficiently and ensures communication over a broad area of
ojomnirrJitity'jidehelopmnein i'ues.. The above taiks are accornm-
plished ith two paid staff men bears. ie ('obfunteer efforts of the
42 individuals making up the. three separate "-boards", the
friends and. members of the Chamber of Commerce who give of
their time and support, and the support of our local government
In a small and rural county, such as Madison, the commit-
ment by local government to support the efforts of the Chamber
and other organizations in community development is crucial.
The government officials, as the leaders of our community, have
the ability and the challenge of setting the pace for our commu-
nity's progress and prosperity. Supporting the Madison County
Chamber of Commerce is a statement to their constituents that
they value the goals for community development and economic
prosperity for our businesses and residents. Thank you to the
Board of County Commissioners, Madison City Commission-
ers, Lee Town Council, and Greenville Town Council for your
continued support of our business community through the
Chamber of Commerce.

done on the building.
Hitchcock said that the Sonic would offer curbside service
and drive-through service.
The building will be located on Highway 90 West between
KFC and Pizza Hut.
Known as "America's Drive-In," according to its website:
"For more than 50 years, SONIC Corp. has built a dominant po-
sition in the drive-in restaurant business. We did it by sticking to
what made drive-ins so popular in the first place: made-to-order
American classics, signature menu items, speedy service from
friendly Carhops and heaping helpings of fun and personality.
"Today, SONIC is the largest chain of drive-in restaurants in
America. As a business, we continue to thrive, maintaining
strong real sales growth, industry-leading customer frequency
and high returns for our stockholders. So take a cruise through
to learn more about our company and the people who help make
it an American success story."

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run it at full capacity, in eight-hour shifts, five or six days a week.
"It was not viable to operate it that way, however," Seely
said, "because of a glut in protein in the worldwide market."
A number of local businessmen and other people said that the
reason for the closure was to eliminate more competition in the
meat processing industry. They claim that Smithfield never had
plans to operate at full capacity from the start and seized the op-
portunity to buy the place, shut it down and refuse to sell to any
other company in the same line of work.
Tommy Greene gave the easement to Dixie Packers. The
easement is now called Harvey- Greene Drive, in honor of
Greene's father.
Greene was in Jacksonville to discuss the newspaper's annu-
al advertising contract with Winn-Dixie when he overheard two
men talking about putting a new meat processing plant in Co-
lumbia or Suwannee County.
The advertising man Greene was with took him down the
hall, where he met Harry Evans, the executive vice president in
charge of marketing and Tom Grimble, Winn-Dixie's chief engi-
Greene came back to Madison and discussed the situation
with James Hai dce. the father of local attorney Cary Hardee. The
two men swore each other to, secrecy and dealt in the shadows
with Winn-Dixie for the next nine or 10 months.
"No one else i.:ne,. in\ thine .about it," Greene -aid. "As soon
as word leaked out, we immediately had opposition."
Greene said that most of the opposition came from people
who were conceired that the labor market would be upset by the
higher prices paid to employees at Dixie Packers.
Greene said Winn-Dixie purchased 52 acres from the CitN of
. Madison. He said that he negotiated a deal for $600 to buy rail-.
road right-of-way from Lawrence Rowell.
Greene said that Dixie Packers wanted railroad right-of-way
in case of a truckers' strike.
Today, the easement that Greene gave to Dixie Packers runs
all the way from the caution light on Highway 53 South to the
caution light on State Road 14 South.

eration by our Board of Directors and with the advice of our out-
side legal counsel and our financial advisor, these proposals
were rejected. In June, Pilgrim's made an additional proposal to
the Board of Directors. Although this proposal was unacceptable
as presented to the Board and we have great confidence in our
strategy as an independent company, our Board always consid-
ers opportunities to maximize stockholder value. To this end, in
July we met with Pilgrim's to explore their unsolicited proposal
and have expressed our willingness to consider limited recipro-
cal due diligence subject to an appropriate confidentiality agree-
mnent. We \'erei therefore 'surpis ed and disappointed that Pil-
grin' ch,)le Ih ,rti Jl" I t:S.t'N t -n0licited pio1poal 1it thistliue.,
' j .-:ther oardptanj hi caieefullk examine this proposal and has;
designated a committee to consider our strategic plans and po-
tential alternatives to maximize stockholder value. Our Board
and management will continue to faithfully discharge our duties
to our stockholders and other stakeholders,.
"Merrill Lynch & Co. is the Company's financial advisor,
and Alston & Bird LLP and Richards, Layton & Finger are out-
side legal counsel to Gold Kist.
"We will file a proxy statement in connection with our 2007
annual meeting of stockholders. Our stockholders are strongly
advised to read the proxy statement when it becomes available,
as it will contain important information. Stockholders will be
able to obtain the proxy statement, any amendments or supple-
ments to the proxy statement and other documents filed by the
Company with the. Securities and Exchange Commission for
free at the Internet website maintained by the Securities and Ex-
change Commission at www.sec.gov. Copies of the proxy state-
ment and any amendments and supplements to the proxy state-
ment will also be available for free at the Company's Internet
website at www.goldkist.com.

senior at Madison he totaled 89 tackles, six interceptions, had six
blocked kicks and blocked a total of 12 kicks in his final three years
as a Cowboy. Kornegay competed in weightlifting, ran the 110 high
hurdles and competed in the long jump event during his senior sea-
son at Madison.
"Mike was some kind of good kid," Head Cowboy football
coach Frankie Carroll said.
"Coach Carroll was a good coach and a good man," Kornegay
said. "He's like a second father to me. If you're on his team, you're
like part of his family."
Kornegay is playing football this year with two other Cowboys
on the Seminoles' team. Charlie Graham and Geno Hayes are Semi-
noles as well. "I've known Geno since I was little," Komegay said.
"I'helped recruit him."
Kornegay said he tries to mentor the two other players. "I like
having them here. I try to be a big brother to them." '
Komrnegay said his goal is to play NFL football. "Hopefully I
can perform well at the Combine," Kornegay said. Komegay want-
ed to give all the young players out there a message. "Keep your
nose clean," Kornegay said.
He meant it pays to be well behaved and to stay out of trouble
off the field as well as on. "They (NFL scouts) look at a lot of
stuff," Kornegay added. "The pro scouts have the FBI check out
your background."
Komrnegay's got a full ride for his senior season. He's been
named Special Teams Captain for the opening game FSU versus
Miami. Look for him on the field.

shoulder of the Old Blue Springs Road and collided with an oak
tree. His 2001 Ford rotated one-half turn counterclockwise and
came to rest in the southbound Old Blue Springs Road.
Kinard was transported by air to Shands at the University of
Florida with critical injuries. He died later that evening.
The Lee Volunteer Fire Department was the first to respond to
the scene. They.were assisted by Madison County EMS, Madison
Fire and Rescue and the Madison County Sheriff's Office.
FHP Trooper James Parker was the investigating officer and
FHP Cpl. Donnie Pitts was the homicide investigator.

received $13,814 in benefits that she was not entitled to from
various agencies. These benefits included food stamps and cash
Green had to re-file documents and demonstrate need at var-
ious times during the past five years. Her mother would assist
her in filing the false information. The FDLE said that some of
the false information included claiming that she had two chil-
dren staying with her, when she didn't.
Brooks has been placed on leave without pay from DCF un-
til the investigation is completed.

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What Is So Hot As A Late Day In August?
When the sun beams beatifically down upon us.
With mornings like this, who has a worry or care?
Good morning! For those of you who are hot, tired and har-
ried following vacations and opening of school please don't pelt
us with old shoes! We hope you are settling back gracefully into
routine days - those too can be satisfying. The twenty years we
spent "bringing up babies" were the most fulfilling and happy
ones of all.
James Bell is one who is enjoying memories of the vacation
from which he recently returned. James, Ila Bell and Eddie took
a two-month long journey up the eastern coast and through Cana-
da into Alaska - a very long and very expensive trip. Most of the
cost was for gas, tires and other repairs. They took the motor
.home and towed the car which enabled them to camp along the
way and use the car for side trips. One highlight was all the
wildlife through upper Canada and Alaska. Moose and bear es-
pecially were plentiful. In Homer, Alaska, there is a place where
tourists can % arch the bears catch fish. Interesting also were the
huge beaver dams ,and the\ saw buses filled,with cult members
even as far down as Valdosta who could easily fit most people's
description of terrorists.
Daughter Vicki's return from her vacation to Waterville,
Washington, took an unusual turn when, upon changing planes in
Phoenix, they had to wait two hours on the runway behind 21
other planes for their signal to take off. Passengers were told the
cause was bad weather,.but Vicki thinks it was the bomb scare of
which they heard of later. It was a \ er\ long day - they left Wa-
terville for Spokane (a two hour drive) long before dawn where
the\ boarded an American Airlines plane bound for Phoenix
\\ here the) changed planes for Orlando. The entire trip -with the
delay in Phoenix - took jpproimaiel. ten hours. Besides that,
their pilot happened to be the taciturn type %ho didn't inform
them that they were now passing over the Grand Canyon, Boise,
Idaho, and other landmarks. Vicki arrived in Jacksonville late
Friday, exhausted but with great memories of what she called
"God's Country" and wanting to go back soon. Saturday, howev-
er, she found she has a badly strained muscle in her shoulder. She
won't enjoy the rest of her vacation very well, we're sure.
Congratulations are in order for Carlie and Leatha Williams
whose children and many relatives and friends helped them cel-
ebrate their golden wedding anniversary this past weekend at the
Lee Town Hall. We hear that it was practically a "standing room
only" event.
Congratulation also to Elaine Doyle \ ho has been named
pi mcipail of-the'Ne\, Te-_ er'it.e Chris.i; . ," ;."-
The Lee LibrarN has,da.tite -up dri e r
the entire month of September. Though the cards are free, each
child who signs up will get a gift from the Treasure Box. So,
mommies, take the kiddies to the library - there are more trea-
sures to be found on the shelves, too.
On your prayer list please include Hubert and Montez Fox,
Carlton Bembry, Thelma Thompson, Cheryl Archambault, and
Vicki Langford and our Lee Town Council which the new man-
dated concurrency requirement has placed "'bert een a rock and
hard place!"

appeared before the Madison County Commission at their
Wednesday, July 19, meeting. The two mayors requested that the
sheriff designate money specifically for their two towns.
Sheriff Pete Bucher said that he had requested that four
more deputies be added to his budget for the upcoming year. He
said that the commission has nixed the request so far, but that he
would re-request the deputies. He said, however, that he cannot
just designate them for Lee and Greenville, but that they would
have to be requested for the whole county.

Craig Terminated As Pastor Following Arrest, Madison
County Carrier, July 26, 2006

Robert Craig, who was terminated as the pastor of Hickory
Grove and Pinetta United Methodist Churches, was served with
an injunction filed by a juvenile in Gainesville earlier this
Craig, who was arrested for battery on another juvenile, was
detained in the Madison County Jail for over 24 hours and re-
leased. He was terminated from his position as an interim pastor
by Bishop Timothy Whitaker of the District's United Methodist
Craig was alleged to have pornography, featuring teenaged
girls on his computer. According to Sheriff Pete Bucher, the state
attorney's office had determined that there was not enough evi-
dence to seize the computer from Craig.

DCF Worker, Daughter Arrested For Welfare Fraud, Madison
Enterprise-Recorder, July 28, 2006

A Department of Children and Family Services worker was
arrested for aiding her daughter in obtaining benefits that she
was not rightfully entitled to on Monday, July 24. Both women
will be arraigned in Jefferson County District Court on Tuesday,
Sept. 5, where they will have a chance to enter their pleas.
According to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) report, Debra Brooks, 48, of Greenville, had been work-
ing in the Madison DCF service area since August 2001.
During that time, Brooks' daughter, Tranicia Green, 30, had

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Friday, September 1, 2006


Teenagers Arrested For

Burglary, Grand Theft
Two Madison County - -..
teenagers were arrested --f
Wednesday, Aug. 30, for bur- .
glary and grand theft at a bar
near Shady Grove in Taylor
County. 6
According to the Madison - , ---
County Sheriff's Office, 5
Deputy John Sleigher made the
arrest on a warrant from Taylor
County. Apparently, the Taylor
County Sheriff's Office had
enough evidence to issue war-
rants for the arrest of Charles Charles Dustin Green
Dustin Green, 19, and Stephen Roy Merritt, 17.
Both teenagers were charged with burglary and grand theft.

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I am honored that you have allowed me to
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September 21 ', 2006, I am closing my practice.
My associate. Dr. Gupta has agreed to assume
your care. Itedical records can be obtain from:
'2' Dr. Amit Gupta
, * . 2888 Mahan Drive, Suite #3 .
S. . Tallahassee, FL 32308
After September 21", 2006, I can be contacted at:
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Live Oak Man Arrested Madison County...

For Battery

Live Oak (08/28/'06) - On Monday, Aug. 28, Suwannee
County Sheriff's Deputy Chuck Tompkins arrested Charles
David Valentine, 41, 10012 CR 49, Live Oak, FL. Valentine was
charged with battery (domestic violence).
According to the SCSO, at approximately 2 p.m. Deputy
Tompkins was dispatched to the Suwannee County Jail to meet
with a woman. She had been given a ride to the jail by one of the
other deputies and needed a ride back home and someone to
serve the injunction that she had just gotten on Valentine. She
told the deputy that she and Valentine had gotten into an argu-
ment and he hit her in the face with his fist. The deputy observed
a reddish bruise on her face.
Deputy Tompkins went to Valentine's residence and arrest-
ed him. He transported him to the Suwannee County Jail, where
,he was served the injunction and had a bond set for $2,500. He
was later able to obtain a surety bond through a local bonding
agency and was released.

McAipin Man And Woman
Arrested For Battery

McAlpin (08/2 7/06) - On Sunday, Aug. 27, Suwannee
County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Mincks arrested Michael Neal'
Ramnser. 21, and a, 16-year-old female juvenile, both residing at
16272 145th Place, Mc.Alpin, FL. Ramser was, charged with bat-
tery (domestic \ violence n 2 cts'i. aggravated assault (domestic vi-
olence) and criminal mischief. The juvenile was charged with
battery (domestic \ violence .
According_ to the SCSO, at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Deputy Mincks was dispatched to a McAlpin residence to in-
vestigate a domestic disturbance. After talking to all parties con-
cerned he determined that Ramser and the 16-year-old juvenile
had begun fighting with. family members. Ramser allegedly
there % a concrete decorative deer head at one. of them while she
was standing on the porch. He also allegedly threatened her with
a metal candle holder and a board that had nails in it. The Juve-
nile allegedly punched one of her family members in the face.
Both of them were arrested and transported to the Suwannee
County Jail. Ramser's bond was set at $6,500. He was able to
obtain a surety bond from a local bonding agency and was re-
leased. The Juvenile was released to a family member as direct-
ed by the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Wellborn Man Arrested For DIl

Wellborn(08/27/06) - On'
Sunday, Aug. 27th, Suwannee
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Sam St. John arrested Juan
Guzman Valencia "44,, 5553
164th Street, Wellborn, FL.
Valencia was charged with dri-
ving while under the influ-
According to the SCSO,
at approximately 1:30 a.m.
Sergeant St. John was dis-
patched to the area of Mills
Dairy and CR 49 in reference
to a car blocking the roadway.
Upon arrival in the area he ob-
served a green Plymouth trav-
eling south on CR49 on the
wrong side of the road. He
watched as it drifted from one
lane to the other and attempted
to stop the vehicle. The driver
kept on until he got to CR 252
and stopped. After Sergeant
St. John got the driver, Valen-
cia, out of the vehicle he
smelled a strong odor of'alco-
hol and he had trouble stand-
ing or walking.
Valencia was arrested and
transported to the Suwannee
County Jail, where his bond
was set at $1,000. He was able
to obtain a surety bond from a
local bonding agency and was
Man Arrested For
Possession Of Marijuana
Live Oak (08/27/06) - On
Sunday, Aug. 27, Suwannee
County Sheriff's Deputy Brian
Barrs arrested Mauro Ortiz
Salinas, 22, 11-660 US 129,
Live Oak, FL. Salinas was
charged with possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
According to the SCSO, at
approximately 12:38 a.m.
Deputy Barrs observed a blue
Chevrolet traveling north on
US 129 that was driving errati-
cally. After stopping it his K-9
alerted him to the fact that
there were drugs in the vehicle.
A search revealed that the pas-
senger, Salinas, had a small
bag of marijuana inside his
Salinas was arrested and
transported to the Suwannee
County Jail. After his bond
was set at $1,000.00 he was
able to obtain a surety bond
through a local bonding
agency and was released.

Ladorina Lashell
Cooks - Failure to Appear-
Frederick Allen Smith,
Jr. - V.O.P. (circuit)

O'Neal Kevin Robin-
son - V.O.P. countyt)i
Matthe\\' Jason Hol-
land - Reckle-s Dri\ing :
Terrance Marcell,
Thonipkins - Criminal
Mischief (excess $1000);
V.O.P. (ci rcuit I
Joshua Edward
Go\ette - Failure to Ap-

Robert Anthon\ Seago
- D.U.L; Leaving the Scene
of Accident
Alexis Robiel Taylor -
Failure to Appear-Pretrial;
Resisting Officer w/o Vio-
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Charles Douglas Mil-
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Daniel R. O'Quirin -
William Harris, Jr. -
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Laquinton Jarrod Dob-
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Forrest Joe Hewiett -,

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Nancy Caballero
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Stephanie , Dawanna
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Saturday, Aug. 26, Suwannee,
County Sheriff's Corporal
Scott Senea arrested Rodjrick
Jerome. Thomas, 24, 813 SW-
10th. Street, Live Oak, FL.
Thomas was charged with
grand theft auto and driving
while his license was suspend-
According to the SCSO,
at approximately 4:39 p.m.
Corporal Senea received a, no-
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stolen vehicle from
Gainesville Police Depart-
ment. He stopped a vehicle
matching the description and
with the same tag number on
US 90 just east of CR 417. A

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Thomas, was driving even
though his license had been
Thomas was arrested and
transported to the Suwannee
County Jail. His bond. was set
at $3,000. He was able to ob-
tain a surety, bond through a
local bonding agency and was
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Relay For Life Of Madison Holds Committee Rally
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m., the Madison County Relay For Life held their first meet-
ing at the First Baptist Church.
Their goal for the night was to establish a Committee Leadership for Relay..-,
The night's program included a welcome, an icebreaker, Why Relay?, a relay committee, a
relay video, here's our plan, early bird teams and an invitation to you. -
The 2006-2007 Madison Committee is as follows: American Cancer Society Representatives
of Tallahassee, Tonya Law and Molly Wahl; Lori Newman, Event Chair; Willy and Melissa . .
Gamalero, Barbara Fox and Shawn West, Team Development Chair; Christian Downer, Lumi-
naria Chair; Jessica Webb, Entertainment and Events Chair; Marciaiand George Webb, Registra-
tion and Accounting Chair; Sonya Morris, Logistics Chair; Jessalyn Covell, Marketing and Pub-
licity Chair; Lisa Greene and Carla Barrett, Silent Auction Chair. "
The Madison County Relay For Life needs Corporate Sponsorship. This year's Relay will . . '
have markers around the track so each business that decides to support Madison's Relay can be . .'
well recognized throughout the event.
If teams register before Sept. 1, the registration fee will only be $80. After September 1,
teams will have to register for $100 per team.
There are high hopes for this year's Relay. The sponsorship goal is set for $10,000 from lo -
cal and surrounding area businesses, the team goals 28 teams, the survivors' goal is 90 survivors' "
and the event dollar goal is $45,000. A
On the Sept. 26 and October 31 meetings, the themes and dinner dates will be decided.:. )
On the Nov. 28 meeting, the theme will be announced so teams can diligently begin to plan- - .
for Relay. ..
The Kick Off Rally will be held on Nov. 28. .
The Team Captain's meeting in the month of December will be moved up to Tuesday, Dec.
19 due to Christmas falling on the regular meeting date. The, 2006-2007 Relay Committee for Madison includes front row,left to right,
The Survivors Dinner is tentatively planned for April 12, but is subject to change. JessicaWebb, Entertainment Chair; Sonya Morris, Logistics Chair; Lore New-
The 2006-2007 Relay ForLife of Madison is scheduled for May 4-5, 2007. man, Event Chair; and Christian Downer, Luminaria Chair. Back row, left to right,
For further information or questioris about Relay, please contact Madison's Event Chair, Lori Barbara Fox,Team Development Chair and Marcia and GeorgeWebb, Registration
Newman at 973-5037 ext. 135 or by e-mail at NewmanL@Madison.K12.FL. US and Accounting Chair. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lisa Greene, August 30,
',. "2006),

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Gregory Owen Vickers and Patricia Lnn n i
Perkins would like to announce the birth of their n-
twins, Taylor Anne and Tyler Owen Vickers. Ta lotr
and Tyler were born August 2, 2006. Taylor and
Tyler have two sisters, Alyssa Perkins and Kayla
The Maternal grandparents of Taylor and Tyler are
the late Gary Vickers and Marian Vickers. The Pa-. -_ -
ternal grandparents are Thomas Perkins and Tanm i -


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September 2
Pinetta First Baptist
Church will be holding an in-
door yard-sale between the,
hours of 8 a.m.-Noon.
September 2
The Greenville Recre-
ation Park Dedication will
start at 10 a.m. followed by a
cake auction at 10:30 and a
softball game at 11 a.m. Hot
dogs and soft drinks will be
September 5
North Florida Community
College will conduct GED
tests September 19 and 20,
2006, at 6 p.m.. in the NFCC
Technical Center on the Madi-
son campus. Persons taking
the tests will be required to
furnish a Photo ID. NFCC
holds GED preparation cours-
es free of charge; there is a fee
for the test. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
September 9
There will be a yard sale
held at the Lee Volunteer Fire
Department. It will be $10.00
. to rent a space. Donations are
also accepted for things to be
sold by the LVFD. For more
information call Carolyn
Bosse at 971-5573.
September 13
The 55+ Club, a ministry
of the United Methodist Coop-
erative Ministries of Madison
County, will resume its
monthly meetings in Septem-
ber. This is a ministry for se-
nior citizens 55 years old and
above. It is not restricted to
Methodists. All are welcome.

The meeting will be at noon,
September 13, 2006, at the
Cooperative Ministries' Center
in Hanson at 135 NE Dill
Street. Lunch will be provid-
ed by Rocky Springs United
Methodist Church, and the
guest speaker for the month
will be Suzie Godfrey of
NFCC, discussing "Senior Of-
ferings and Defensive Dri-
September 13
The DOers Club invites
you to come' and learn about
the dietary approaches to stop
hypertension (DASH)diet.
The DASH diet has been clin-
ically proven to reduce blood
pressure. Everyone is invited
to attend for free. Class starts
at 11:15 a.m. at the Senior Cit-
izens Center.' For more infor-
mation please contact the
Madison County Health De-
partment at 973-5000.

September 19
North Florida Community
College will conduct GED
tests September 19 and 20,
2006, at 6 p.m. in the NFCC
Technical Center on the Madi-
son campus. Persons taking
the tests will be required to
furnish a Photo ID. NFCC
holds GED preparation cours-
es free of charge; there is a fee
for the test. Pre-registration is
required. To register please

call 973-1629.
September 20
"Be Wise About Your Por-
tion Size" presented by Diann
Douglas with Healthy Recipes
provided free by Bonnie Gob-
ar Mathis & Madison County
Health Department. 11 a.m. at
the Madison County Health
Department. Portion Control
is key to healthy nutrition.
Learn new ideas! Everyone is
welcome to attend!
September 30
The Fall 2006 Madison
County Free Group Diabetes
Classes will be held at the
Madison County Extension
Office at 902 College Drive,
Madison, 9-11 a.m. All citi-
zens of Madison County that
have diabetes or are interested

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Friday, September 1, 2006

Chicken And Rice Dinner Raises $12,000 For Infant's Medical Epenses

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A chicken and rice din-
ner and cake auction raised

approximately $12,000 for a
baby, who is in need of
surgery on its harelip.
The infant, Mattie

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Townsend, is the daughter of
Kevin and Chere Townsend.
Local, people, showed up
to give their support to the
infant and her parents, who

will have to make trips to
Emory University Hospital
in Atlanta, Ga. for the
The money raised. will

go towards travel expenses
and a portion of the medical.
expenses, not covered by in-


Driggers, who is

the sister of Kevin.
Townsend and the aunt of
Mattie Townsend, and Tam-
my Fletcher organized the

Helping out at the fundraiser for Mattie Townsend were. left to right: Al Fletcher, Tammy Fletcher, Jerry
Fletcher, Julie Townsend, Christie Burt, Vicki Fletcher, Justin Burt, Emma Jean Fletcher, Jeannie Page. Larry
Townsend and Tammy Richardson. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 28, 2006)


The Lee-area residents'
fundraising committee for the
Crystal Farnell Kidney Trans-
plant Fund is happy to an-
nounce that their original goal
(funds required in a reserve
account for costs associated
with anti-rejection., medication
and other costs associated
with the actual transplant) was
; surpassed. , . ..
SThe Benefit Skee.t Shooit,
our first fundraiser, was a
great success. The Benefit

Chicken Dinner and associat-
ed activities went beyond our
expectations. The committee
cannot express enough grati-
tude to all. of the people who
helped make this event come
together so nicely.
The dinner was planned to
feed 500, nearly every bit of
which was sold. A silent auc-
tion, included o% er 64 donated
items N hose final bids ranged
from $3.00 to $145.00. A total
of 18 cakes were auctioned off
and winning bids ranged from
$150.00 to $700.00 for the
various cakes.- A special
thanks for all the individuals
who baked cakes, those who.
purchased .cakes, and to Dan
Buchanan for conducting the
All guests at the dinner

were entertained by Tania
Stokes Williams, Marc Webb.
the Echols County Travelers.
and the McCorrnick Family.
Two thousand tickets had
been printed and donated for
the big-prize raffle drawing.
"Thank you" . to those who
made such valuable prize,-
available for the event and to
everyone who sold tickets.
Out of the 1836 affle 'tickets
sold, five' very lucky people
held winning tickets. ' The
winners were:
Elaine Davidson, Port
Charlotte - Remington 12-
gauge 870 Pump Shotgun
Isham Latner, Lee - Ruger
.22 Automatic 10-Shot Stain-
less Steel Rifle
Ty Robinson, Lee -
Knight .50-caliber Black Pow-

Crystal Farnell
der Rifle
Wallace Thigpen,
Greenville - Gas Grill
Jerry Bland, Pinetta -
$100 Gasoline Gift Card
The committee would like
to thank everyone who made
contributions and/or supported
this cause in any way.



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Teresa Anneite Flaherty and Sean
Nicholas Turner i ere married June 24,
2006 at the Baughman Center, Universi-
tN of Florida Campus. Officiating was
Chaplain Glen Bu:s and Father Dennis
Younl. .
The bride. daughter of Maud6 and
Har\e\ Pickles. Lee. Florida, wore a
% white silk goo n ith fitted bodice and
dropped Lorso embellished with delicateI
pearls and silver beading. She was at-.
tended b\ Kelli H.ill. Maid of Honor;
Bridesmaids Teena Spikes, Ashley Be-
liuski and Krisenl'i Alford; Junior-.
: Bridesmaids Kase\ aindTaylor Hall; and '
Flo'ker Girl, Clair Norden.,
The bridegrooirm. son of John W.
Turner and the late June A. Turner, Dun-
nellon, Florida. \%as attended by John W.
Turner. Best Man: Groomsmen Marcus,
Barber. Derek Bloinberg and Charles
Cates: Junior Groomsmen Zachary and
Nicholas Flahertr and Ring Bearer, Dal-
ton Spikes.
The bride is a 'teteran of the U.S.
Arrn. attended Santa Fe Community A
College and is employed by the Depart-
ment of Veterans .Affairs, North Flori-
da/South Georcia veteranss Health Sys-
tern in the Director", Office.
The bridegroom is a graduate of the
Linileri:,t\ of Florida and is employed
bN the Department of Veterans Affairs,
North Florida.'South Georgia Veterans
Health S\ sem. as an Assistant Service
Chief in Nledical Administration Ser-
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les. Tahiti and the French Polynesian Is-
land of Moorea. the couple will reside in
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Working persons - Outside office hours available by Appt.

Greenville School Physicals - NC

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of FL - provider



Auto Upholstry
Factory & Custom
No Job Too Big or Small
By Appointment Only
(386) 364-4003


Auto Trim
Seat Covers * Vinyl Tops
Carpet & Furniture
Terry & Ann Hasty - Owners'
1741 W Gordon St. Valdosta, GA
(229) 333-0106


Keith Hargrove, Agent
145 E Base St.*Madison, FL
(850) 973-6641

of Madison
702 W Base St. *Madison, FL
(850) 973-8312
(850) 973-8341
fax: (850) 973-3774

Paint & Body Repair

America's Body Shop
4317 W Pensacola St.
Tallahassee, FL
(850) 575-7124
Seamless Panel Repair
Paint & Body Repair

Paint & Body Shop
"We meet by accident"
24 Hr. Wrecker Service
10176 US Hwy. 90 E.*Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-1708
Paint & Body Repair
"Don't Let Body Shop Prices
Wreck Your Day"
Paint & Collision
Free E-imite , - .
IEr ,..,- .
1817 HIoward St. West.'*Live Oak, FL
(386) 330-0211
Jay George, Owner/Operator

A/C, A!ter.,Exhaust
Auto Repair
Foreign & Domestic
405 S. Ohio St. *Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-1225
A/C, Alternator: Brakes,
Exhaust, Dual Exhaust,
CVAxles & Tun,,e-Ups

Automotive & Marine
505 Goldkist Ave.
Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-1411
Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm
S Reg# MV45352


800 North Ashley St.
Valdosta, GA 31602
(229) 253-9797
8:00 amn - 4:30 pm

Patl in ToMn
F 850741 234

Sales & Service
1108 East Base St.
Madison, FL
(850) 973-6450
James Von Rhoden
Mike Dowdy


Service Center & Towing
Auto Sales & Tires
SR 53 & 1-10, Exit 258
Madison, FL '
(850) 973-8546
24 Hour Ton ing

Service & Towing

703 NE Livingston St.
Madison, FL
(850) 253-0200

Scrap Metal
Hwy. 14 South*Madison, FL
(850) 973-4172
We buy Copper, Brass,
Aluminum, Stainless Steel,
Radiators, Junk Cars, Iron,
Aluminum Cans, Catalytic
Converters, Batteries


Auto Care
909 E. Base St.
Madison, FL
(850) 973-2676
Reg, MxIs 1lIF


1512 E. Base St.
Madison, FL
(850) 973-1230
New & Used Tires * Automotive Repairs

Trans. / Parts
M& M
Foreign* Domestic
Front & Rear Wheel
Full Drive Train
Parts Finder
Vehicle Parts, Foreign
& Domestic
5084 NE Colin Kelly Hwy.
Madison, FL


Jody 's

Tire & Alignment
813 S. St. Augustine
Valdosta, GA
(229) 245-8880


Tire & Muffler
1412 East Base St.
Madison, FL
(Beside Clover Farm)
(850) 973-3026
Daryl & Lee Anne Hall


Tire Co.
Autos - Light Trucks - RV's
Boat Trailers
800 N Patterson St. *Valdosta, GA
(229) 242-4830
M-F 7:30am-6:00pm Sat 7:30am-12:00pm
(must present I.D.)
903 S. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA
(229) 247-3533

Friday, September 1, 2006

e Fix ATV Axes For MottMakes & M ls
Hona * awakI Polari * *aSumnki amha
T1207 DaielSt t Tallahassee, FL


Fill up with a lower-octane gaso-
line. Buy the I lowest grade or
octane of gasoline that is appropri-
ate for your car. Unless your car
requires premium gasoline, filling
your car up with theexpensivefuel
is a waste of Money. The premium
fuel will not boost your car's fuel
economy or performance, so skip
it. I I I
Don't top off. Don't top off when
filling your car's gas tank. Any
additional gas is just going to slop
around or seep out. Stop pumping
when the automatic nozzle clicks
off at the gas pump.
Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will
evaporate from your car's gas tank
if it has an escape. Loose, missing
or damaged gas caps cause 147
million gallons of gas to evaporate
each year, according to the Car
Care Council. Be sure to tighten
that gas cap each time you fuel.
Go for the shade.�The hot summer
sun that makes the inside of your
car feel like a sauna also takes fuel
from your gas tank.."If you letyour
car bake in the sun there's going
to be a greater amount of evapora-
tive emissions that take place than
if you park in the shade," says Jim
Kliesch, research associate at the
American Council for an Energy-
Efficient Economy and vehicle
analyst for GreenerCars.com. So,
park your car in the shade of a
building or tree whenever possible
and buy a good windshield shade.
Pump up your tires.
Don't drive-onunderinflated tires.
Underinflated tires wear down
,more quickly and lower your car's
gas mileage. (Driving on underin-
flated tires may also reduce the life
of your -tires by 15 percent or
more.) Check your tire pressure
once a month. Buy a digital gauge
and keep it in your glove box. A
!good tim ' e is early in the morning
after your par's been idle
Replace air filt - ers. When the
engine air filter Clogs with dirt,
dust and. ftgs, At cnses your
engine to Work,�harder and your
car becomes less fuel-efficient.
Replacing a clogged air filter could
improve your gas mileage by as
much as 10 percent and save you
15 cents 'a- gallon. Have your
engine air filter checked at each oil
Use the right oil. You can improve
your car's gas mileage by 1 per-
cent to 2 percent by using the
manufacturer's recommended
grade of rnotor oil. Opt for motor
oil with the words "energy! con-'
serving" on the API perfor rhance
label. This oil contains friction-
reducing additives.


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Friday, September 1, 2006




I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each coun-
ty in Florida, on November 7, 2006, for the ratification or rejec-
tion of proposed constitutional amendments of the State of
Florida. .

NO. 1

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the
amount of nonrecurring general re e n ue which, may be appro-
priated for recurring purposes in any fiscal year to 3 percent of
the total general revenue funds estimated to be available, unless
otherwise approved by a three-fifths vote of the Legislature; to
establish a Joint Legislative Budget Commission , which shall
issue long-range financial outlooks: to pro% ide for limited ad-'
justments in the statebudget %\ without the concurrence of the full
Legislature, as provided by general law: to reduce the number of
times trust funds are automatically terminated: to require the
preparation and biennial revision of a long-range state planning
document; and to establish a Government Efficiency Task Force
and specify its duties.

Full Text:


SECTION 19. State Budgeting. Planning and Appropria-
tions Processes.-
(1) Effecte' July 1, 199.4, General law shall prescribe the
adoption of annual state budgetary and planning processes and'
require that detail reflecting the annualized costs of the state
budget and reflecting the nonrecurring costs of the budget re-
quests shall accompany state department and agency legislative
budget requests, the governor's recommended budget, and ap-
propriation bills.
12) Unless approved by a three-fifths vote of the member-
ship of each house, appropriations made for recurring purposes
from nonrecurring general revenue funds for ani fiscal year
shall not exceed three percent of the total general revenue funds

estimated to be available at the time such appropriation is made.
(3) As prescribed b\ general la%,. each state department and
agency) shall be required-to submit a legislated ,uget request,
"hat-is based-upcrra'nd that--eflects th'&long-range-ftm-neial out-'
look adopted b) the joint legislative budget comrussion or that
specifically explains any variance from the long-range financial
outlook contained in the request.
.(4 For purposes of this section ubse eeien, the terms de-
partmenf and agency shall include the judicial branch.
within the general appropriation bill shall be used for each ma-
jor program area of the state budget; major program areas shall
include: education enhancement "lottery" trust fund items; edu-
cation iall other funds); human services; criminal justice and
corrections: natural resources, ent ironment. growth manage-
ment, and transportation; general government; and judicial
branch. Each major program area shall include an itemization of
expenditures for: state operations; state capital outlay; aid to 1o-
cal governments and nonprofit organizations operations; aid to
local governments and nonprofit organizations capital outlay;
federal funds and the associated state matching funds; spending"
authorizations for operations: and spending authorizations for
capital outlay. Additionall. appropriation bills passed by the
legislature shall include an itemization of specific appropria-
.tions that exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in 1992.
dollars. For purposes of this subsection. "specific appropria-
tion," "itemization," and "major program area" shall be defined
by law. This itemization threshold shall be adjusted by general
law every four years to reflect the rate of inflation or deflation
as indicated in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Con-
sumers, U.S. Cit\ Average. All Items. or successor reports as re-
ported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of La-
bor Statistics or its successor. Substantive bills containing ap-
propriations shall also be subject to the itemization requirement
mandated under this provision, and shall be subject to the gover-
nor's specific appropriation veto power described in Article III,
Section 8. This subsection hall bo offo.tivo July 1, 1994.
(1) No later than September 15 of each yeat. the joint leg-
islative budget commission shall issue a long-range financial
outlook setting out recommended fiscal strategies for the state
and its departments and agencies in order to assist the legislature
in making budget decisions. The long-range financial outlook
must include major workload and revenue estimates. In order to
implement this paragraph, the joint legislative budget commis-
sion shall use current official consensus estimates and may re-

quest the development of additional official estimates.
(2) The joint legislative budget commission shall seek input
from the public and from the executive and judicial branches
when developing and recommending the long-range financial
(3) The legislature shall prescribe by general law conditions
under which limited adjustments to the budget, as recommend-
ed by the governor or the chief justice of the supreme court, may
be approved without the concurrence of the full legislature. Ef-
fective July 1, 1993, general law shall proscribe requirements
for each department and agency of state government to submit

a planning document ana supporting buagot request tor r review
by the appropriations committocs of both houses of the logisla
turo. Thc roviow Thall include a comparison of tho major isuos
in the planning docume nt and budget requests to those major is
suto i4neludod in the governor's rocommondod budget. For pur
poses of this subseotion, tho terms doepament and agency shall
include the judicial branch.

(d) SEVENTY-TWO HOUR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD. vate sector. The task force shall complete its work within one

All general appropriation bills shall be furnished t6 each mem-
ber of the legislature, each member of the cabinet, the governor,
'and the chief justice of the supreme court at least seventy-two
hours before final passage by either house of the legislature of
the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor.
(e) FINAL BUDGET REPORT. Effectiv- Novembr 14,
4992, A final budget report shall be prepared as prescribed by"
general law. The final budget report shall be produced no later
than the 120th ,9th day after the beginning of the fiscal year,
and copies of the report shall be furnished to each member of
the legislature, the head of each department and agency of the
state, the auditor general, and the chief justice of the supreme
(1) No.trust fund of the State of Florida or other public body
may be created or re-created by law without a three-fifths (*i-)
vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a. sep-
arate bill for that purpose only.
(2) State trust funds in oxist4nce before the ffotivo date of
ths subsection shall torminato not more than four yoars aftor the
cffotivo date ,of this subsction. State trust funds created- afte.
-the ffacti. date of thi - ub tion shall terminate not more
than four years after the effective date of the act authorizing the
'initial creation of the trust fund. By law the legislature ma\ set
a shorter time period for which any trust fund is authorized.
k3) Trust funds required by federal programs or mandates;
trust funds established for bond covenants, indentures. or reso-
lutions, %. hose re\ enues are legal\ pledged by the state or pub-
lic bod' to meet debt sern ice or other financial requirements of
any debt obligations of the state or any public bod): the state
transportation trust fund. the trust fund containing the net annu-
al proceeds from the Florida Education Lotteries; the Florida re-,
tirement trust fund; trust funds for institutions under the man-
agement of the Board of Governors Regem'. where such trust
funds are for auxiliary enterprises and contracts, grants, and do-
nations, as those terms are defined by general law; trust funds
that serve as clearing funds or accounts for the chief financial
officer or state agencies; trust funds that account for assets held
by the state in a trustee capacity as an agent or fiduciary for in-
dividuals, private organizations, or other governmental units;
and other trust funds authorized by this Constitution, are not
subject to the requirements set forth in paragraph, (2) of this sub-

(4) All- cash balances and income of any trust funds abol-
ished under this subsection shall be deposited into the general
revenue fund.
(5)of thissubsectproviions of thisc sbse.tion hall bo oeffeotiv No-
vombor 4, 1992.

it' l9'' amount equal toar at least 5% of the last complex t the
fiscal year's net revenue collection for t he generogrevenue
oralfund shall be retained in hall bo budget stabilization fund. budgt tabilizationud-
fund. Tho budg s tabil izati fund sprincip hall bo incranot exceed ant
2% amount eqaid amount for the 1995last completed1996 fiscal year's net re-% of
said amount for tho 1996 1997 fiacal yoa4, at last 1% of Said
amenue collections for the g1997ene1998 fineral yorevenuar, and. The legislat 5% of ature
shall provide criteriant for tho 1998 19withdrawing f. Subject to the provisions
of thissubsection, th e budget tabiliatiopurpn fosend hall bo mand only
toined-at an amount equal to at least 5% of the last completed
fiscalor th year's net revenue collections for the general revenue
enue fundshall be retained in the budget stabilization fund. The bud-
get stabilization fby gene's principal balance shall not exceed an
amount equal to 10% of the last completed fiscal year's net rev-
'enue collections for the general revenue fund. The legislature
shall provide criteria for withdrawing funds from the budget sta-bilization fund shall
bilization fund in a separate bill for that purpose only and only
for the purpose of covering revenue shortfalls of the general rev-
enue fund or for the purpose of providing funding for an emer-
gency, as defined by general law. General law shall provide for
the restoration of this fund. The budget stabilization fund shall
be comprised of funds not otherwise obligated or committed for
any purpose.
MENT PROCESSES. General law shall provide for a long-
range state planning document. The governor shall recommend
to the legislature biennially any revisions to the long-range .state
planning document, as defined by law. General law shall require
a biennial review and revision of the long-range state planning
document, shall requir .tho gov e"or to report to the legislature
on the progress in achievng the state planning document's
goals, and shall require all departments and agencies of state
government to develop planning documents that identify
statewide strategic goals and objectives, consistent with the
long-range state planning document. The long-range state plan-'
ning document and department and agency planning documents
shall remain subject to review and revision by the legislature.
The long-range state planning document must include projec-
tions of future needs and resources of the state which are con-'
sistent with the long-range financial outlook. The department.
and agency planning documents shall include a prioritized list-
ing of planned expenditures for review and possible reduction in
the event of revenue shortfalls, as defined by general law. To en
suro productivity and efficiency in the. oxoutivo, legislative,

presigrament ofhall be iplnsenatethed by gspeaker of law. Fhousre of representa-
tives, and the governor shall appoint aed agent efficiy hall iency
elud law.tho Thejudiial brnsk forh.Tce shall be composed of membtiers of July
1 1-99;,
later than January of 2007. and each fourth year thereafter, the
president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representa-
tives. and the governor shall appoint a government efficiency
task force, the membership of which shall be established by
general law. The task force shall be composed of members of
the legislature and representatives from the private and public
sectors who shall develop recommendations for improving
governmental operations and reducing costs. Staff to assist the
task force in performing its duties shall be assigned by gener-
al law, and the task force may obtain assistance from the pri-

year and shall submit its recommendations to the joint legisla-
tive budget commission, the governor, and the chief justice of
the supreme court.
There is created within the legislature the joint legislative bud-
get commission composed of equal numbers of senate mem-
bers appointed b) the president of the senate and house mem-
bers appointed b\ the speaker of the house of representatives.
Each member shall ser' e at the pleasure of the officer \\ ho ap-
pointed the member. A acanc) on the commission shall be
filled in the same manner as the original appointment.'From
November of each odd-numbered year through October of
each even-numbered ear, the chairperson of the ioint legisla-
tive budget conunission shall be appointed by the president of
the senate and the \ice chairperson of the commission shall be
appointed b) the speaker of the house of representatives From
November of each even-numbered )ear through October of
each odd-numbered )ear, the chairperson of the joint legisla-
utte budget commission shall be appointed by the speaker of
the house of representatives and the \ice chairperson of the
commission shall be appointed b\ the president of the senate.
-The joint legislative budget commission shall be governed b)
-the joint rules of the senate and the house of representatives.
\ which shall remain in effect until repealed or amended b) con-
current resolution. The commission shall convene at least
quarter) and shall convene at the call of the president of the
senate and the speaker of the house of representatives. A ma-
jority of the commission members of each house plus one ad-
ditional member from either house constitutes a quorum. Ac-
tion by the commission requires a majority vote of the com-
mission members present of each house. The commission ma)
conduct its meetings through teleconferences or similar
means. In addition to the powers and duties specified in this
subsection, the joint legislative budget commission _hall exer-
cise all other pow ers and perform an, other duties not in con-
flict \%ith paragraph ic,. 3 arnd as prescribed b) general la% or
joint rule.

NO. 2'

;Ballot Title:

Removed from the ballot by the Florida Legislature.


Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Article XI of the State
Constitution to require that any proposed amendment to or re-
vision of the State Constitution, whether proposed by the Leg-
islature, by initiative, or by any other method, must be ap-
proved by at least 60 percent of the voters of the state voting
on the measure, rather than by a simple majority. This pro-
posed amendment would not change the current requirement
that a proposed constitutional amendment imposing ai new
state tax or fee be approved by at least 2/3 of the voters of the
state voting in 'the election in which such an amendment is

Full Text:

SECTION 5. Amendment or revision election.-
(a) A proposed amendment to or revision of this constitu-
tion, or any part of it, shall be submitted to the electors at the
next general election held more than ninety days after the joint
resolution or report of revision commission, constitutional
convention or taxation and budget reform commission propos-
ing it is filed with the custodian of state records, unless, pur-
suant to law enacted by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of
the, membership of each house of the legislature and limited to
a single amendment or revision, it is submitted at an earlier
special election held more than ninety days after such filing.
(b) A proposed amendment or revision of this constitu-
tion, or any part of it, by initiative shall be submitted to the
electors at the general election provided the initiative petition
is filed with the custodian of state records no later than Febru-
ary 1 of the year in which the general election is held.
(c) The legislature shall provide by general law, prior to
the holding of an election pursuant to this section, for the pro-
vision of a statement to the public regarding the probable fi-
nancial impact of any amendment proposed by initiative pur-
suant to section 3.
(d) Once in the tenth week, and once in the sixth week im-
mediately preceding the week in which the election is held, the
proposed amendment or revision, with notice of the date of
election at which it will be submitted to the electors, shall be
published in one newspaper of general circulation in each
county in which a newspaper is published.
(e) Unless otherwise specifically provided for elsewhere
in this constitution, if the proposed amendment or revision is
approved by vote of at least sixty percent of the electors vot-
ing on the measure, it shall be effective as an amendment to or
revision of the constitution of the state on the first Tuesday af-
ter the first Monday in January following the election,, or on
such other date as may be specified in the amendment or revi-

Friday, September 1, 2006
NO. 4
(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
To protect people, especially youth, from addiction, disease, and
other health hazards of using tobacco, the Legislature shall use
some Tobacco Settlement money annually for a comprehensive
statewide tobacco education and prevention program using Cen-
ters for Disease Control best practices. Specifies some program
components,.emphasizing youth, requiring one-third of total an-
nual funding for advertising. Annual funding is 15% of 2005 To-
bacco Settlement payments to Florida, adjusted annually for in-
flation. Provides definitions. Effective immediately.

Full Text:

Article X, Florida Constitution, is amended to add the fol-
lowing: "
Section 27. Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Educa-
tion And Prevention Program. In order to protect people, es-
pecially youth, from health hazards of using tobacco. including
addictive disorders, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and lung'
diseases; and to discourage use of tobacco, particularly among
youth, a portion of the money) that tobacco companies pay to, the
State of Florida under the Tobacco Settlement each year shall be
used to fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco education and
prevention program consistent with recommendations of the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre\ mention iCDC), as fol-
(a) Program. The money appropriated pursuant to this sec-
tion shall be used to fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco-
education and prevention program consistent witli the recom-
mendations for effective program components in the 1999 Best
Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Cdntrol Programs of the
CDC, as such Best Practices.may be amended by the CDC.
This program shall include, at a minimum, the following com-
ponents, and may include additional components that are also,
contained within the CDC Best Practices, as periodically
amended. and that are effective at acconiplishing the purpose of
this section, and that do not undermine the effectiveness of these
required minimum components:
(1) an advertising canipaign to discourage the use of tobac-
co and to educate people, especially youth, about the health haz-
ards of tobacco, which shall be designed to be effective at
achieving these goals and shall include, but need not be limited
to, television, radio, and print advertising, with no limitations on,
any individual advertising medium utilized; and which shall be
funded at a level equivalent to one-third of each total annual ap-
propriation required by this section;
(2)' e idence-based curricula and programs to educate youth
about tobacco and to discourage their use of it, including, but.,
not limited to, programs that i n- olve youth, educate youth about.
the health hazards of tobacco, help youth develop skills to
refuse tobacco, and demonstrate to youth how to stop using to-
(3) programs of local community-based partnerships that
discourage the use of tobacco and work to educate people, espe-
cially youth, about the health hazards of tobacco, with an em-
phasis on programs that involve youth and emphasize the pre-
vention and cessation of tobacco use;
(4) enforcement of laws, regulations, and policies,against the
sale or other provision of tobacco to minors, and the possession
of tobacco by minors; and
(5) publicly-reported annual evaluations to ensure that mon-
eys appropriated pursuant to this section are spent properly,
which shall include evaluation of the program's effectiveness in.
reducing and preventing tobacco use, and annual. recommenda-
tions for improvements to enhance the program's effectiveness,
which are to include comparisons to similar programs proven to
be effective in other states, as well as comparisons to CDC Best
Practices, including amendments thereto.
(b) Funding. In every year beginning with the calendar year
after voters approve this amendment, the Florida Legislature
shall appropriate, for the purpose expressed herein, from the to-
tal gross funds that tobacco companies pay to the State of Flori-
da under the Tobacco Settlement, an amount equal to fifteen per-
cent of such funds paid to the State in 2005; and the appropria-
tion required by this section shall be adjusted annually for infla-
tion, using the Consumer Price Index as published by the United
States Departfnent of Labor.
(c) Definitions. "Tobacco" includes, without limitation, to-
bacco itself and tobacco products that include tobacco and are in-
tended or expected for human use or consumption, including, but
not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless to-
bacco. The "Tobacco Settlement" means that certain Settlement
Agreement dated August 25, 1997, entered into in settlement of
the case styled as State of Florida, et al. v. American Tobacco
Company, et al., Case No. 95-1466 AH (Fla. 15th Cir. Ct.), as
amended by Stipulation of Amendment dated September 11,
1998; and includes any subsequent amendments and successor
agreements. "Youth" includes minors and young adults.
(d) Effective Date. This amendment shall become effective
immediately upon approval by the voters.

Financial Impact Statement:
This amendment requires state government to appropriate ap-

proximately $57 million in 2007 for the Comprehensive
Statewide Tobacco Education and Prevention Program. There-
after, this amount will increase, annually with inflation. This
spending is expected to reduce tobacco consumption. As a result,
some long-term savings to state and local government health and
insurance programs are probable, but indeterminate. Also, minor
revenue loss to state government is probable, but indeterminate.

NO. 5
(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:


Removed from the ballot by the Florida Supreme Court.

NO. 6

Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendment of the State Constitution to increase the
maximum additional homestead exemption for low-income se-
niors from $25.000 to $50.000 and to schedule the amendment to
take effect January 1, 2007, if adopted.

Full Text:


SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
ia) Every person k ho has the legal or equitable title to real:
estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the
owner. or another legally or naturally dependent upon the own-
er. shall be exempt from taxation thereon., except assessments for
special benefits,. up to the assessed valuation of five thousand,
dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner pre-
scribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable
title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or
indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the
owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corporation own-
ing a fee or a leasehold initally in excess of ninety-eight years.
i b i Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any indi-
Sidual or family unit or w ith respect to any residential unit. No
exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to
the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership
in a corporation, the value of the proportion \\ which the interest in
the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, the exemption shall be increased to a total of twenty-five thou-
sand dollars of the assessed \ alue of the realestate for each school
district levy BN general law and subject to conditions specified
therein, the exemption for all other levies may be increased up to
an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars of the assessed \al-
ue of the real estate if the owner has attained age sixty-five or is
totally and permanently disabled and if the owner is not entitled
to the exemption provided in subsection (d).
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, the exemption shall be increased to a total of the following'
amounts of assessed value of real estate for each levy other than
those of school districts: fifteen thousand dollars with respect to
1980 assessments; twenty thousand dollars with respect to 1981
assessments; twenty-five thousand dollars with respect to assess-
ments for 1982.and each year thereafter. Howe\ er,,such increase,
shall not apply with respect .to an) assqsmenL roll untuil..iuh.roll'
is first determined to be in comphlance with the provisions of sec-
tion 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This subsec-
tion shall stand repealed on the effective date of any amendment
to section 4 property at a specified percentage of its just value.
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent res-
idents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad
valorem tax relief shall be in the form arid amount established by
general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or mu-
nicipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and sub-
ject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional home-
stead tax exemption not exceeding fifty twefnty-ive thousand dol-
lars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to. real estate
and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and
who has attained age sixty-five 'and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars.
The general law must allow counties and municipaliues to grant
this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this sub-
section, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by gener-
al law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the in-
come limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the
cost of living.


SECTION 26. Increased homestead exemption.-The amend-
ment to Section 6 of Article VII increasing the maximum addi-
tional amount of the homestead exemption for low-income se-
niors shall take effect January 1., 2007.


Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to provide a
discount from the amount of ad valorem tax on the homestead of
a partially or totally permanently disabled veteran who is age 65
or older who was a Florida,resident at the time of entering mili-
tary service, whose disability was combat-related, and who was
honorably discharged; to specify the percentage of the discount as
equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent service-con-'
nected disability; to specify qualification requirements for the dis-
count; to authorize the Legislature to waive the annual application
requirement in subsequent years by general law; and to specify
that the provision takes effect December 7, 2006, is self-execut-
ing, and does not require implementing legislation.

Full Text:


SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-

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(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real es-
tate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner,
or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be
exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special
benefits, up to the assessed valuation of five thousand dollars,
upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by
law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the
entireties, jointly, in common. as a condominium, or indirectly by
stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or
member's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a
leasehold initially in excess of ninety -eight years.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any indi-
vidual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No ex-
emption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the
ow% ner or. in case of ownership through stock or membership in a
corporation, the value of the proportion %which the interest in the
corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. :
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, the exemption shall be increasedd to a total of twenty-five thou-
sand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate for each school
district levy. By general law and subject to conditions specified
therein, the exemption for all other levies may be increased up to
an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars of,the assessed val-
ue of the real estate if the ow ner has attained age sixt) -five or is
totally and permanently disabled and if the owner is not entitled
to the exemption provided in subsection (d).
id) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in. the exemption shall be increased to a total of the follow ing
amounts of assessed value of real estate for each le\y other than
those of school districts: fifteen thousand dollars with respect to
1980 assessments: twenty thousand dollars with respect to 1981
assessments; twenty-five thousand dollars with respect to assess-
ments for 1982 and each year thereafter.
However, such increase shall not apply with respect to any
assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compli-
ance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designat-
ed by general law. This subsection shall stand repealed on the ef-
' fective date of any amendment to section 4 which provides for the
assessment of homestead property) at a specified percentage of its
just value.
,(e) By general law arid subject to conditions specified there-'
in, the Legislature may prove ide to renters. who are permanent res-
idents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad \ alorem tax levies. Such ad
valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established b\
general law.
'(f) The legislature may. by general law, allow counties or mu-
nicipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and sub-
ject to the pro% isions of general law. to grant an additional home-
stead tax exempuon not exceeding t\wenty-five thousand dollars
to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who
,has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as de-
fined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars.
The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant
this additional exemption, w within the limits prescribed in this sub-
section, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by gener-
al law. and must provide for the periodic Lidjustment of the in-
come limitanon prescribed in this subsecuon for changes in the
cost oqf ving. , ,
V% 'o! is p d'f"or
tg . -ach veteran w'ho is ae or.y-er nfo is paial or
totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead
property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability �as
combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time
of entenng the military service of the United States, and the vet-
eran was honorably discharged upon separation from military
ser ice. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the per-
centage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected disability
as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Af-,
fairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an.
applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, b\ March
1. proof of residency at the time of entering military serve ice, an
official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Af-
fairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-connected
disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the dis-
ability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable
discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a dis-
count, the appraiser must notify the applicant in \writing of the
reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legisla-
ture may,. b\ general law., \aive the annual application require-
ment in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect De-
cember 7. 2006. is self-executing, and does not require imple-
menting legislation.


Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit the
transfer of private property taken by eminent domain to a natur-
al person or private entity; providing that the Legislature may by
general law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership of
each house of the Legislature permit exceptions allowing the
transfer of such private property; and providing that this prohibi-
tion on the transfer of private property taken by eminent domain
is applicable if the petition of taking that initiated the condemna-
tion proceeding was filed on or after January 2, 2007.

Full Text:


SECTION 6. Eminent domain.-
(a) No private property shall be taken except for a public pur-
pose and with full compensation therefore paid to each owner or
secured by deposit in the registry of the court and available to the
(b) Provision may be made by law for the taking of easements,
by like proceedings, for the drainage of the land of one person
over or through the land of another.
(c) Private property taken by eminent domain pursuant to a pe-
tition to initiate condemnation proceedings filed on or after Jan-
uary 2, 2007, may not be conveyed to a natural person or private
entity except as provided by general law passed by a three-fifths
vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature.

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coast in the Atlantic that year that all of the names on the given list were taken and letters -
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As each hurricane struck shore, you may have remembered forecasters labeling the J
storm Category 1, 2, 3, etc. Such numbers refer to the speed and surge of hurricanes as well
as the potential damage they are expected to cause.

In the late 1960s, ,Herbert Saffir developed the category scale, and with the help of
Robert Simpson, upgraded it in the 1970s. The scale generally falls like this:

Category 1: With wind speeds of 74 to 95 miles per hour and a surge from four
to five feet, this type of hurricane is expected to cause minimal damage.

Category 2: With wind speeds of 96 to 110 miles per hour and a surge of six to
eight feet, this type of hurricane is expected to cause moderate damage.

Category 3: With wind'
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Category 4: With wind
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hour and a surge from 13 to 18
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Category 5: With wind
speeds of 155 miles per hour or
greater and a surge of 18 feet or
more, this type of hurricane is
expected to cause catastrophic

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Friday, September 1, 2006

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IMappcmings At

^^Madison First ,aptist

By Nell Dobbs,
Such a beautiful white
arrangement Sunday was
placed in church in honor of
Leigh (Sherrard) and Kevin
McNutt who were united in
marriage on Saturday, the
26th! Sorry not to have been
able to share their special time
but our wishes and prayers for
them are a long and happy life
together lived for the Lord.
Bless them and their families!
Liane Wakefield sang
"Walk around me Jesus".
Amy Robinson was to have
sung but could not. Chamber
Orchestra played "Awesome
God" for offertory and it was
very good.
Preacher's message was
from Daniel about Daniel and
the Hebrew children who kept

their faith under difficult dan-
gerous circumstances in a
strange land as captives. They
kept the main thing the main
thing through it all and were
protected and blessed by God.
Preacher mentioned several
times about being stressed and
compressed like a pressure
cooker exploding.. Preacher
also chose a volunteer (Chase
Fico) telling him he had a
choice to make to receive a
twenty dollar bill, 1.) Name
the Ten Commandments,
2.) Name the twelve disciples,'
3.)Catch the. twenty-dollar bill
as it passed through his hand.
He couldn't, could not claim
the twenty.
Congratulations to .Sue
Raines on her one hundredth
birthday. Many enjoyed her

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celebration (sorry to have
missed that, too). Our prayers
are God's continued blessings
upon her all her day's! She's
still such a blessing! Bless her
family, too!
Thankful Sue Downing is
now home recovering. Con-
tinued blessings upon Louis
and her and their families.
We pray for Vernon
Adams who fell at home and
broke his hip, Bonnie
Shadrick, Joan Hart, and for
Tommy Henderson who had
outpatient surgery Monday.
Remember Sunday began
the 2006 Maguire State Mis-
sions Offering/Week of Prayer
- "God's,Extravagant Grace".
Enjoyed a visit from our
other girl Angie (Best) and
Wayne Henderson last Satur-
Paul wrote in his Coloss-
ian letter "for Faith to -have
meaning in a person's life, it
must be explained in a %\\ai
which makes sense and pro-
vides hollnest guidance for dai-
ly behavior. Amen! And may
God bless us and cause us to
-hunger for His Word to lead us
all our da- s'

Barbara Memorial Church
Of The Nazarene
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Sunday School ............................................10:00 a.m .
Morning N1'orsihip.........................................I 1:00 a.nm .
E tenine Wlorship......................................... 5:3U p.m .
%%ednesdac Bible lud ..................................7:301 p.na.

Reapers Of The Harvest Church
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Sunday School. ........................................... :11(1 .m .
M morning_ I orship...................................... 11 :1) a.m .
El.ening 'ior, hip......................................... 6:00 p.m .
lctdntsdan Niht S -Nrtice ...........................7:311 p.m.
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St. Vincent DePaul Roman
Catholic Church
Mfh'.?lhr,;;. L , SurrO ,",i - '.5,,*'-'-- -2-2.'.
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Sunda)............................ .................. ........... : 0 .m .
IM on.. Iues.. WNed. Mlas.i................................ ":30 a.m.
Thursday M a ,ss............................................. 7:30 a.m .
Saturday M ass............. . ................................. 5:311 p.m .

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
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Sunday Church %,chool........................... 111:0U(1 a.ml.
S unda, Hol% F.c.'hairi ................................ 111:1111 a.m .
M ision IBoard - 2nd undila ........................... :11l p.m.
Episcopal Church Vmrni.n - 3rd NundaJ....... 11 :li p.m.

St. John


Orthodox Catholic Church
141 S\V Bioaid A-,e * Gieen, illc. FL 32331 * S50-9148-
Rev'ere ul Fatrer T.J. PaY'ne
BI-i/Iov .- /.i\tlit r Baj hli a /ilo t i
Sunday - Eucharist Mass IDivine Liturgy)
10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.


Faith Baptist Church
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Sbundaj bchuo l................................................. 1:45 a.m .
[lourninig %oin-hip........................................ 11:00 a.m .
.. . C hurcl 'I Irinil .................................... ........ 6:01) p.m .
I 1 nin \\ orship.........................................7:1100 p.m .
i i. ,. P t'ra r I lecti.ili. ledi sdal........................ 7-8:00 p.m .
S.* -. I-/. I'mil., Nigihl Nupper., l. \cdni.sdni........ 6-7:11100 p.m.
'. ,,,.,i , Puppelt NM inili . Sound 3 ................................ :00 p.m .
I;R O) \iiaiiadon. . loinda .............................6:30 p.m.

Grace Presbyterian Church
1' . :i<:,,' . nh i. ..1- . I nr..l' ,, - .-l , , _
14 . l.. h,' l . . ,,
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_undua Scmol For \11 \ge.......................9:45 na.m.
Sunlai MNornini \\r.hip................... II..... 11:011 a.m.
%1ed. Fello1hip Supptr. Bilile Stuid........ 6:00 p.m.
Youlh Group- It - 12111 .I .adrs..................6:30 p.m.
C hair 1 raci ice.......................................... 7:30 p.m .
l'rida. Men's Pra3er Breakfal...................:00 a.m.
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Lee United Methodist Church
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1..rning L \ .r.hip. .......................................... 8:30 a.m .
Sunday l ch, lI............................. ........ ............ 9: u.m .
M .rnmung ,r-lnp. ....................................... 11:11l) J.m .
iundij. I % ninn \(i.r.hi i ....................... ..........6:311 p.m .
11I'" rFell,, hlIp iBrL:iIkla l
S c nd ind. ............................. ..... . . ... ... .......... ..111.
n. " . . . ... : i: , i .. , '. . , %l f ' L .

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
/ , , , , ,. ' , . , 1

%undalu school....................... . ................... :45 a.m .
P.la h-ra l SImu (lI , .1 . ,i �. n . ..il.a %................... 11.:011 i m .
NiouIh (.hurc _l 2no 1 r .. i . .............................. : ( ) a.m .
Pusloral m ud% .1, - o...I....> .... ...... . .... .. ... lII I a.nm .

Hanson United Methodist Church
2,uj NE D..., Str.et * H.ian:(.n FL
I.- rruile Ir',n-, M.,dii, onon H 4'. 4 rTI iT,ht orn D.Is.I
Re- il in . l' lw'r,i f i tl
Sunday School...............................................10:00 u.nm .
Morning % orship..........................................11:15 a.m .
Sunday E.ening Bible Suh..........................6...:00 p.m.
Choir Practice Sundau Esening......................:00 p.m.
WVednesdav E'eining Pramer Ser ice...............7:00 p.m.
All Are welcome . Pleae Come'

Fellowship Baptist Church

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Morning \\orshliip....................:311 ..m. & 11:00 a.m.
Siindwi School......................................... 10:011 a.m .
\\Lednesda. : Famirl Night..............C...all for schedule
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First United Methodist Church
Sincc 1 -.1 l-lI, r. ,I , i..Jd .' Si * - 3-l ; '
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-. , Sert ice ofl \ rd & lablel............................ 8:30 n.m.
.,, . ,., Sunda% School............. . ........................ :45 a.m .
Sunday ii Morning %\\.rship..........................11:010 a.m.
., \ednedn All ) loulliI i rade O.-81.......6:311-8:00 p.m.
otiuth ii .idc 9.- 12i..........................:...........7:00 p.m .
.. men's Fellim hip Brivnkfasl O3rd Sun. l........8:011 a.m.
S "onmin's N'leiiing & ILunch i 1I nMn.i..... 12:0)0 noun

Greenville Baptist Church
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Sunda. Sclihool - \11 \i .................................Il:llll a.mI.
iunda% M orninj \ or hlnp.................................11... :ll111) .m .
Sundae) Evenine \iv rhip...................................... 7:011 p.m.
Siinda. Pr-chuoil. s 'Illt li.,, and
Adull-. Choir Relivanra,,ls............................ . ......5:30 p.m .
t\tdnesda, P're- .dlnil lilhiiin.
inulih & \dull IBiblt u it ................. ...... ....7:011) p.m.
]W Suunda. ,ts L molnnith-Mi Ln'; lBrva.ill:l...........:111 a.m.

Madison Church of God
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Sunday, Schnl.............................................11... 1:111 a.m .
M o ning \%% w-hip............... .... . ................ 11:001) .m .
E - ning \ rir, d ip....... ............................ ........ :0 p.m .
\\Ledne� das Bible NlNlud .................................":011 p.m .

Phone Home

Its Me - God!'

When Jesus performed His first miracle, He had-
n't even begun His minister) yet. He was at a wed-
ding feast with 'His mother, 'ever the dutiful son. -
Eventually, the host realized there was no wine left
to seri e the guests. That's when Mary intervened.
She asked her son for help. Reluctantly, but obediently, He turned the
water on hand into % ine. The host and guests were astounded and pleased,
yet they had np hint of what was to come for Jesus.
Shortly thereafter, Jesus began to preach. However, with that first mir-
acle, He taught a valuable lesson. Children must obey their parents. Jesus
exemplified adhering to the Ten Commandments, wherein it is dictated to
"Honor thy father and mother."
By,extension, you should all be dutiful children and obey Me. I am your
Heavenly Father. I have given you the guidelines by which to live your
lives. Honor Me and obey the Ten Commandments.
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Friday, September 1, 2006

Zacc Salsgiver Serves As Soccer Ambassador To Holland

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Za, Salsgiver was
amazed during his recent trip
as a sports ambassador to
Amsterdam, Holland.
Salsgiver went as a
member of one of the U.S.
soccer teams. His team beat
one of the soccer teams from
Amsterdam, but another
team from Amsterdam won,
the "A" bracket in the tourna-
ment and another team from
the U.S. won the "B" bracket
in the tournament.
Salsgiver said that his fa-
vorite part of the trip was
touring downtown Amster-
dam and going into all of the
shops. He went into one shop
where they made clogs and
he bought a pair, he said.
He said that the culture is
much different in Holland
than it is in the United States.
"Most everyone there
gets around by bicycle," he
said, telling of a four-mile
.bicycle trip the group made
into the country.
"Everyone also rides
around in these little cheap
cars that are really fuel effi-
cient," he added.
Salsgiver said that he
had gone to a cheese factory
in Holland.
"That was really cool,"
he said.
He also noted that red
brick bike paths dot the land-
scape throughout Amster-
dam and that there are canals
throughout the city.
People to People Stu-
dent Ambassador Programs
are invitation-only programs
that provide educational op-
portunities for grade school
through high school stu-

Salsgiver is
Mike and Lori

the son of
Dowdy,, of

Zacc SaIsgiver smiles while he is on a boat dur-
ing a tour of Holland. (Photo submitted)

Holland is fa-
mous for its
windmills and
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reading. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, August 30, 2006)

By Jessalyn Covell
'Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jo Ragans of Madison is
the new first and second,
grade teacher at Pifnetta Ele-
mentary School (PES). She
teaches a combination of all
She has been teaching for
a remarkable 25 years.'
Her favorite part of
teaching is the interaction
with students.,



B) Jessa l n Co\ ell
. Grtice Ptbliliinh_,, /Im
, , M',eshai \\'ikon is
the proud daughter of
Lamu ajnd Tonia \\il-

' She is a freshman ait
. te Madison Couilnt
High School iNICHS i.
Her fatvorite subject
in school is Math.
Her lejst fa orite
Ssubiect i.s Readine.
After completing
high school, she has
: hopes of attending the
SFlrida Agictiltiur.l and
Nlieclh nical Lini\ ers Iin
iFAMNIi in Tillah.iaee
, to become a Pediaichirin.
\\ill-on's f\ orite
. music i- rap and hip-hop
Her tai'. rite nlo\ ie is
Lc'.e ,and B.skeibkll. Her
fi ,rlm e 'e.iason ot [the
, \ear is sumni er.
In her spare uime, she
el.eni. ', s[ ) rIg ml i-li lne
. ind walkingg ,n the ph,'-ne
r When aqked to de-
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Ragan considers the most
challenging part of teaching
to be keeping up with all of
the paperwork.
She stated, "Knowing
that I have made a difference
in a child's life is my favorite
memory of teaching."
"Learning , in the class-
room gives them confidence
to learn outside of the class-
room .on their own," she said.
Ragan emphasizes to her
students that kindness gets
you a long way in life.
Hopefully, what she
teaches her students in school
\ ill help them in their futures
to become productive citi-
Her family includes her

husband Mike, who is a
teacher at the Madison Coun-
ty Central School (MCCS), a
step-daughter, Stephanie who
is a nurse, 22; a daughter,
Shannon, who is attending
her first year at Stetson Uni-
versity; 20 and her son,
Trent, who is in the ,tenth
grade at the Madison County
High School (MCHS); 15.
In her spare time, she en-
joys reading, attending her
son Trent's baseball games
and grading papers.
Ragans stated, "Even
though I miss the teachers
and students at MCCS, I am
really enjoying the cheerful-
ness and professionalism that
I see in the staff t Piiietta."

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By Jessalyn Covell 'I
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Drugs and kids. It is a re- .
ality every parent must face, I,
head on. Parents cannot deny . . .
it; it is� something that each
parent must face. Parents or
other concerned caregivers, '
you are your children's great-
* est resource.

Pinetta Elementary
School's (PES) Curricu-
lum/Reading Coach, Amy
, Kendrick stated, "I think
- D.A.R.E. is an important pro-
B gram because it educates our
.. students about drugs and its
.: harmful effects."
gj 'Madison County High
i; School (MCHS) Resource Of-
. ficer, Charlie Dickey, is the
iti newly appointed D.A.R.E.
Coordinator. He is filling in
the .. shoes of long ' time

D.A.R.E. Coo
years, Sharon
has been p
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PES Principal Beth
Moore stated, "I think its im-
portant because it- teaches
more than just staying away
" from drugs. It teaches, morals
and values that our students
are needing and may not be.
I.- ,getting at home."
This year 36 million-
school children around the
world and 26 million in the
United States will benefit
from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse
ey . Resistance Education), the
inator of 17 well-known program that
Shadrick, who gives kids the skills they need
Shadrick, who toavoid involvement in drugs,
romted. Her gangs, and violence.

scneduie \x ill no lo'eii allow
her to continue to head the
program within Madison
County schools.
PES student. Olivia Mur-
phy commented, "It teaches
kids to stay away from drugs."

Olivia Murphy

Gloria McLoud has been a school bus driver for a
terrific 36 years! (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Jessalyn Covell, August 30, 2006)
B\ Jess'alin Co, ell
Gte Pubhi l/lig, Inc.
The 211116i-21)07 school year marks the 36 year that Gloria
NcLoiud hai been a school bus driver.
Betolie di'.ing for Madison County schools, she drove in
Anchoia2e Alaika and Hillsborough County.
She s a , lied of all the hussle and bussle in bigger cities and
S.antied to be closer to the country.
She min ed to Madison approximately nine years ago to be
.a bu, drier her., which is beneficial to her because she can con-
[inue her retirement plan.
NIcLoud's favorite thing about being a school bus driver is
the childier
She seated. "'I enjoy the children, they keep me young. Al-
though. the mosi challenging thing is teaching kids how to be-
Her family includes her husband, Larry McLoud.
In her spare time, she thoroughly enjoys ceramics and cro-

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Friday, September 1, 2006

Cowgirls Shut

Down Suwannee
By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Last week Cowgirl volleyball paid a visit to
Suwannee County and paid a long-owed debt.
According to Coach Bill Bunting, this is the first
time the Cowgirls have ever defeated Suwan-
nee's varsity volleyball team. The varsity Cow-
girls took all three games of the match, shutting
out Suwannee 3-0.
The Cowgirls won game number-one 25-
15, game two 25-14 and the final game of the
match 25-16. Megan Jackson led the team in
kills with 10. Jackson also had eight aces. Lau-
ren Maultsby had 11 assists. Alexis Stalnaker
and Alexis Sowell both showed hustle and de-
termination to get to the ball. According to
Bunting, they made a difference. Caitlin Griffin
had the best serve against Suwannee. Griffin
along with Brittany Davis did most of the serv-
ing in Live Oak.
The Cowgirls lost to Lake Butler 0-3 last
week: Bunting said this was a shocker. Howev-
er, he said a lot of players were playing out of
their usual positions. "It cost us the win,"
Bunting said. He added that the girls are now
more familiar working in different positions.
"After Lake Butler, we saw what we needed to
work on," Bunting said.
Bunting said Maultsby had the best serve
against Lake Butler with five service points her
first time up and four in her second time up.
The JV Cowgirls also beat Suwannee and
they beat. Lake Butler as well. The JV beat
Suwannee 2-1. This makes the JV Cowgirls 2-0
for the season.
Cowgirl volleyball has a new assistant
coach Travis Greene. Greene is a student at FSU
and a volleyball player himself. "He has a lot of
knowledge in the offense department," Bunting
said. "He's brought a lot of drills that mimic
game situations and they really work."
According to Bunting, the girls on the team
like Greene. "They liked him all along,"
Bunting said.. "But now they understand they
need to do what he says because he knows what
he's talking about."

First United Methodist



The Cowboys enjoy a fantastic fried chicken dinner at 3 p.m. game-day. The meal was provided by First
United Methodist Church and the team ate in their Fellowship Hall. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet
Schrader Aug. 25, 2006)

Janet Schrader '
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Friday, before the game, the Cowboys enjoyed a fried-
chicken dinner courtesy of First United Methodist. The meal
was served by the cheerleaders to the coaches and all of the
players and the cheerleaders ate as well. This is something
First United Methodist does several times a year. According
to MCHS Booster Club president Jack Culpepper, more busi-
nesses, restaurants, service organizations and churches need
to jump on the bandwagon and help out.
"It's a sad fact, but some of these guys depend on this
meal," Culpepper said.
The team is fed twice a week. A meal sponsor is needed
every Thursday and Friday during football season.

Thursday, Aug. 24, the team was fed by Fellowship Bap-
tist. The meal was served at the high school cafeteria.
"The Booster club depends on the businesses.and good
will of the community to help feed these kids," Culpepper
Culpepper added that he knows for a fact, sometimes
head football coach Frankie Carroll gives up his lunch to
some hungry football player. "Carroll is not only a winning.
coach, but he is a winner in life," Culpepper said.
The MCHS Booster Club needs more volunteers to come
forward and help out with feeding the team. They could also
use some donations. If you'd like to help feed the kids, call
Debra Buie at 850-971-4205. She is in charge of hooking up
the pre-game meals.

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Football Start

In September
This year the age groups
for Dave Galbraith Football
will be 7 through 10 year-olds
weighing 120 pounds or less
will be in the junior midget age
division. Children weighing
121 pounds and higher, ages
10-13 yrs old, weighing 125
lbs or less, will be in the
midget age division.
Sign up dates will be Sat-
urday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. -
12 p.m., and Saturday Sept. 9,
from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the
courthouse. These will be the,
only two dates children will be
signed up. In the event some-
one misses or knows they
won't be available for these
dates, Madison Sportingoods
will have applications to sign
up as well.
The cost this year is $50.
You must also bring a copy of
your child's birth certificate as
well as proof of insurance,
even if you have played in the
league before.
The draft will be held
Monday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m.
There will also be a meeting to
try to form a board (commit-
tee) for the league. Anyone in-
terested in serving on this
board should attend the meet-
ing. There will also be no more
applications to play taken after
this date. NO MATTER THE
The season opener is
scheduled for Saturday Oct.
14. If you live in Greenville
and are interested in playing,
sign ups will be Tuesday Sept
5, and Thursday Sept. 7, from
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at
Greenville Elementary School.
Sign up for cheerleading
on those dates as well for
Madison as well as Greenville.
Cheerleading is open to all
girls 5 - 13 yrs old.
For more information con-
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Friday, September 1, 2006

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#27 Corey Akins carries the ball for the Cowboys
in the Union County game. (Photo by Daniel Douglas)
By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Coffee County Trojans come to Boot Hill tonight to face
the Cowboys on their home field. .Coffee County is a new face in
Madison. According to head football coach Frankie Carroll, Coffee
County is a big school in the. largest classification, 6-A, Georgia
has. Last Friday night Coffee County defeated class 1-A Dooly
High 40-8. The team has a good place-kicker. He's a senior and
booted a 48-yard field goal for the Trojans. Look for them to use
their best running back, Melvin Loving, sophomore. Loving scored
.Io [):uchdokn; against Dooly.
Coffee Count,"s defense is supposed to be tough. They made
one INT against Dooly and held'the 1-A school to only.eight points.
Coffee County sent in the second team in the second half with the
Store Ua comfortable 37-8. The Trojans' second-team kicker hit a 30-
3 ard field goal for the last three points of the game.
Coach Carroll said Coffee County is good. "They got every-
body back,"' Carroll said. "Their coach was a three-year starter at'
the U cni'.crit r ofFFl' i." i
Carroll saie Coffee CtuniL,-irnis at multiple Iorim:ion igfhenfe
with some out of the wing. They run a 3/5 defense.
-"Islooked at the film from the other night," Carroll said. "They
blew D[il) out of the water."
Carroll feels his team is up to the challenge of the big guy from
Georgia. Coffee beat Valdosta and Lowndes County last year. "If
we go out there and play like we're capable, we'll be fine," Carroll
"Coffee County is very athletic and has lots of speed," Cowboy
offensive coordinator Mike Coe said. "We're going to have to stay
the course and try to execute our offense. We get a little.better every
Defensive coordinator Rod Williams said Coffee County is big.
The, 're a big team," Williams said. "We haven't seen a teamni that
big in a while." Williams meant the players are big, though Coffee
County will also be big in numbers coming from such a big school.
"We're going to have to play as good as we've ever played,"
Williams said about tonight's game.
Come out tonight and watch the Cowboys take on the Coffee
County Trojans. The guys need your support. Be there to cheer-
them to victory. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Boot Hill. Go Cowboys!

Bernard Brinson and Company take down a Union
County Tiger in last week's game. (Photo by Daniel

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Summer baseball for four 12 and under teams is still going
S.' strong in Madison. Two Madison teams, the Madison Gunners and
, the Madison Heat, compete in a league of four teams total, two from
Madison and two from Valdosta.
In the most recent games held Aug. 26, at the recreation com-
. .. . - .... plex, the Heaters lost to the Gunners. The tables turned.on the Gun-
ners in the next game and they lost to the South Georgia Bombers.
Look for more baseball Sept. 9 at the rec complex. Games get
underway at 9 a.m. with the last of the day's four matches begin-
ning at 3:45 p.m. A tournament will be held firom Sept. 29 through
- ' ct. 1.
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"Fat Daddy" pitches for the Madison Heaters.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley
Aug. 26, 2006)


To Start This Year



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B) Janet Schuader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"I love it here," Geno
Hayes said about attending
FSU and playing football for
the Seminoles.
After a fantastic high
school football career plain,
for the Con\ boys. HaNes is go-
ing to start for the Noles as the
weakside linebacker this year.
"I had to learn everything
last year," Hayes said. "It was
a lotto learn."
Hayes played in all 13
games for FSU last year. He
was one of only two true
freshmen to start and play in
all of the games. Last year,
Hayes played mostly on spe-
cial teams, but saw some time
behind senior ,starter A.J.
"I'm comfortable with the
system this year," Hayes said.
"Last year I had to learn the
playbook. It was a lot to
Hayes is playing beside
fellow Cowboys Mikhal Ko-
rnegay and Charlie Graham.
As a Cowboy, Hayes finished
his senior season with 124
tackles and 11 sacks, earning
Parade All-American honors.
He was ranked among the na-
tion's best linebackers by re-
cruiting services in 2004, his
senior season.
Hayes said Madison's
head football coach Frankie
Carroll taught him a lot about
football and values. "I learned
a lot from Coach Frankie,"
Hayes said. "He taught us
football and about morals and




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Hajes also added the
Cowboy defense is a little like
the FSU defense. "There's a
1\ hole lot more assignments
here," Hayes said..
Hayes hopes to graduate
with a degree iln ltsirless ma.n-
.iemenlel t .iild on t, plaJ
football for the NFL. "It's
everybody's dream," Hayes
said. "To make it big."
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Drew Richardson slides into third for the Gunners
with Jarred Money of ,the Heaters there to try for the
tag. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kins-
ley Aug. 26, 2006)

"The Right Person for an Important job,
Ronnie Ragans, a Leader who knows how
to get a Job done Correctly."
Please Elect Ronnie Ragans, so you
can be certain of
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16A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder



Cows Are So Stupid... And So Smart

One of our economy cows (look for a def-
inition of economy cows in later columns) re-
cently had a calf. This was not her first calf by
any means. You'd think she'd know to keep her
eye on the little thing by now. But... she did-
n't. One day when the calf was only two or
three days old, she lost it. When we went out to
check on her, she was wandering around in cir-
cles bellowing. She was clearly confused and
had plainly stuck that calf, the apple of her eye,
somewhere. The question in all of our minds
was .. . where?
So, being the helpful cow owners we are,
and also worried something bad had happened
to this newest addition to our herd, we went a
Now a two or three-day-old calf can be
very hard to spot. Especially if it's rolled into a
ball in high grass or parked next to a big shrub.
It wasn't long until we were in the same boat as
the momma cow, wandering the 80 acres
searching for a very small calf. The only differ-
ence was, we weren't bellowing.
The momma cow, being the stupid/smart

animal it was, just knew we were hunting her
calf. She began trotting along right behind the
truck. After a good 15 minutes or so, the man of
the house, being the experienced cow hunter he
is, spotted the calf between two dog apples in a
far corner of the acreage. All you could see
were her little black ears.
Once we spotted her, the only thing left to
do was reunite momma and baby. Even though
we were within 20 feet of the sleeping calf,
poor momma couldn't see her baby. The man of
the house had to climb out of the truck and
wake up baby. Of course, once the little heifer
was on her feet, momma spotted her. And after
the tender reunion, momma decided we were
now the enemy, clearly a danger to her precious
offspring. It was time to beat a hasty retreat.
Momma had 36-inches of horns.
The next day when we went to feed cows
and check fences, momma was standing watch-
fully over her baby. Even when we fed the oth-
er 20 head, she did not budge from her guard
duty. This was one stupid/smart cow that had.
learned from her experience.

Friday, September 1, 2006

Florida Livestock Market Report
For the week ended August 27, 2006:
Wt the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 11,352, compared to 11,288 last week, and
7,796 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service, compared
to last week, Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 lower; feeder steers and heifers steady
to 1.00 higher.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs .139.00-190.00
, 300-400 lbs 118.00-155.00
400-500 lbs 108.00-129.00

Medium and Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 125.00-175.00
300-400 lbs 110.00-142.00
400-500 lbs 100.00-120.00

Slaughter Cows Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 40.00-46.00
SlaughterBulls 'field Grade No. 1-2 10 I(,'-210 I lbs 54.00-63.00


Family Owned Cow Sale Doing Great
Townsend Livestock Market's Been In Business Since 1947

Feeder Heifers


Fifth Case Of Mad Cow Disease Found In Canada

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Canada recently discovered yet another
case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopa-
thy) or mad cow disease. This makes five ver-
ified cases in 2006, eight cases since 2003.
According to the Toronto Star, the Canadian
food Inspection Agency was not concerned
stating no part of the latest cow's carcass en-
tered the h inLIn food or aninial-feed systems.
For years, the CFIA argued the 1997 feed
ban that prevented parts of cattle and other ru-
minants being used in feed for such animals,
would eradicate most BSE from the Canadian
herds. But, the fourth case of Canadian mad
cow disease in 2006 was born five years after
the feed ban. That infected cow was a 50-
month old animal from the Edmonton area.
The newest infected animal was believed to be
a beef cow from Alberta between eight and 10
years old.
The younger cow may have been fed an
old bag of feed produced before the bans, ac-
cording to the Toronto Star. Or, there could
have been an accident in a feed mill that may
have caused the spread of the disease. The
possibility of maternal transmission of the dis-
ease, from cow to calf, was also mentioned af-
ter the latest case was discovered, according
to the Toronto Star. The CFIA announced
there was a documented incident in a com-

mercial facility that may have allowed the
contamination of a single batch of feed. In the
investigation of the previous case - confirmed
in July - two feed manufacturing facilities re-
ceived prohibited materials from the same
rendering plant implicated in previous BSE
investigations, the CIFA report said. The
agency tracked roughly 170 cows that origi-
nated at the same farm as the infected dairy
cow. An expanded investigation located 38
live animals on the farm and'in other herds to
which they had been sold. Most of those ani-
mals have been destroyed and their carcasses
burned. Four animals have been retained un-
der quarantine to allow for calving or collec-
tion of valuable genetic material, the CFIA
said. They will also be destroyed. Of the re-
maining animals, 113 have died or. been
slaughtered. Eight animals were determined to
be untraceable because of inadequate records.
The US resumed importation of Canadian
beef cattle in July of 2005 after a 26-month
ban on cattle imports was lifted. In March of
this year, an Alabama cow was found to be in-
fected with BSE. The U.S Department of
Agriculture confirmed that a cow in Alabama
had tested positive for mad cow disease. The
department's chief veterinarian, John Clifford,
said the cow spent its last year on a farm in Al-
abama, but officials are still trying to deter-
mine where the cow was born and raised.

Electronic Ear-Tagging For

Cows Still
By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Electronic tagging for an-
imals has become a source of
controversy for all animal
owners. The governments stat-
ed intention to make electron-
ic ear tagging mandatory for
cattle has many small-time
cow farmers upset. The idea of
digital information on the an-
cestry and source of cattle be-
ing imprinted to an electronic
ear tag began with the need to
track cows with bovine
spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE) or mad cow disease.
According to Abb Townsend,
owner and operator of the
Townsend Livestock Market
and member of the executive
board of directors for the
Florida Cattlemen's Associa-
tion, he doesn't believe elec-
tronic IDs will affect the small
cattle producer.
"We talk about the elec-
tronic ear tagging every time
we get together," Townsend
said about his meetings of the
Cattlemen's Association.
Townsend said he thinks most
of the bigger producers that
are already ear tagging proba-
bly got grants to help defray
the costs of implementing the

A Long V
Daniel Douglas owns
over 1,000 head of mama
cows in Madison County.
Douglas said he has his Elec-
tronic ID number, but has not
yet implemented the system.
Douglas believes it is coming
"We're all going to be do-
ing it in the very near future,"
Douglas said. He said it will
be hard for the smaller pro-
ducers. "This industry is made
up of the little people. The
backbone of the cattle industry
are the folks that own 20, 50 to
100 head."
As an owner of a cow
market, Townsend is con-
cerned about ear tagging be-
coming mandatory because of
the amount of equipment to
read the tags markets would
have to install. Townsend said
the Livestock Market Associa-
tion believes markets should
not be burdened with paying
for, the equipment to be in-
Townsend also said it will
burden the market if sellers
show up with untagged cattle.
The current government idea
is to have the markets tag the
cows. Townsend said that is an
unrealistic approach because
on market days there is no

Vay Away
time to do tagging. The gov-
ernment has suggested the un-
marked cattle be delivered the
day before the sale and get
tagged. Townsend said this
raises all kinds of issues, such
as feeding and caring for the
cattle for that extra day.
"I think they'll have to
come in with some kind of
task force to get this going,"
Townsend said. "I think this is
a long way down the road."

S . . ... ..

Buyers pack the gallery during the regular Tuesday cow sale at Townsend Live-
stock Market. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader August 22, 2006.)

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Townsend Livestock Mar-
ket has been in Madison Coun-
ty in three different locations
.since 1947. It's a family owned
business started by the current
owners' grandparents, JA and
Daisy Townsend. The market is
currently, owned and operated
by Abb Townsend, wife Vicki
and Barbara and Tommy
Griner. When JA started the
business, it was located right in
town next to the tobacco barn.
Twenty-nine years ago, the
Townsends moved it closer to
the interstate on SR 53. Its cur-
rent location is right on 1-10 be-
hind the Holiday Inn Express
off of SR 53. It's been there for
12 years. The market is hop-
ping every Tuesday when an
average 700 cows show up to
get sold. Large cattle producers
bring cows to Townsends' sale
barn along with small-time
backyard producers raising 10
and 20 head. According to Ab,
the big satellite auctions and
TV auctions have not hurt his
business too much.
"Business has been really
good," Abb Townsend said.
"But anything like that does
take away from business."
The Townsend cow sale

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Abb Townsend stands in the middle of his sale
barn. The Townsend Livestock Market will hold over
1,000 head and has been family owned and operated
since 1947. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet

Schrader August 24, 2006.)
brings in buyers from Florida,
Georgia and Alabama. They are
mostly stockers. That means
they are buying feeder calves to
stock feed lots. There are sever-
al packinghouse buyers that
come every sale to buy the
slaughter animals. .
"We work hard to please
our buyers and our sellers,"
Abb Townsend said.
The yard and barns are
kept as clean as possible, espe-
cially considering the nature of
the business. Abb said his dad-
dy always said, "People like to
come to a clean place."
Townsends' has room for
over 1,000 head of cattle in the
barns and pens. They will find
you a hauler or provide hauling
if needed and also pregnancy
On the fourth Friday of
every month, the Townsend
Livestock Market sells pigs and
goats. The hog market is just
about dead in Florida, accord-
ing to Abb. He said when
Smithfield bought out all the
smaller packinghouses and then
closed them all down it killed
the hog market. Smithfield re-
located all their packinghouses

to Virginia and North Carolina
after they closed down the
Florida operations. But there is
still a decent market for feeder
pigs. About 250 pigs a month
pass through the auction, ac-
cording to Abb. He said around
40-50 goats are sold. Townsend
said last month feeder pigs
were selling at 35-60 cents per
pound. The month before they
were higher, averaging 50-90
cents a pound. A large Billy
goat sells for around $75-$110,
a large nanny for $35-$70 and
the weanlings run from $25-
According to Abb, the best
selling markets are always
around the holidays. "Christ-
mas and New Years are good
selling dates for cows, pigs and
goats," Abb said. The Fourth of
July and Cinco de Mayo are
good pig and goat dates as well.
Townsend added that sup-
ply always affects the price. "A
lot of demand with less supply
drives the prices up." He said
that's why the price of cattle has
been good for a while.
"The cattle market looks
like it will stay good," Abb



The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 17A

n Beach Fishing Report

BN Pat McGnrff
One More Cast guide senr ice
pitenurecast @ crom. ctic
Trout fishing \% a slom ed. w hat with the high atier temps of late (Dog Days
of August i and feter folks out there looking? Schools are no%� open so that cuts
the number of boats out there.
A couple of boats had their limit of scallops o'er the %weekend. So maybe,
h: the\ are getting a bit thicker'" Ma be juist fe'er looking. so more are find?
: . I sai% a few[ trout and a couple of flounder being cleaned Saturday. The trout
i ere caught on like pinfish under Cajun Thunder in six feet of water. while the
flounder were caught on Berkley Gulp Shrimp in "Nei Penn\" color fished on
e bottom in three feet of %water



After a six-week intesti-
gation, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) officers arrest-
ed a Palatka man today for
killing a Florida black bear.
Ralph Paul Jr., 42, was ar-
rested' on complaints of killing
a threatened species and pos-
session of a firearm during the
commission of a felon\.

. According to FWC Offi-
cer Troy Starling, Paul al-
legedly shot and killed bear N-
39, a tagged bear seen previ-
ously in the Putnam County
"I received a tip from an
anonymous caller who said he
knew who.killed the bear,"
Starling said. "We made' the
arrest today. We were assisted

by the Putnam County Sher-
iff's Office. and the Florida
,,Department of Lax\ Enforce-
FWC biologists examined
'the bear's carca_,s and found
,se eral small-caliber bullets
during the necropsy. Kim An-
nis, an FWC biologist, said the
bear suffered great\ and took
nearly a week to die.

FWC Says Secure Vessels Ahead Of The Storm
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation , She said vessel o\ ners should moor boats se-
Commission (FWC) urged vessel operators and curely, remove loose objects' from decks and tie
owners today to secure their boats well ahead of down anything that can't be moved from decks.
the approaching hurricane. ' "Boats on trailers should be moved inland,
-"Hurricane Emesto is ,a potentially danger- away from potential tidal surges," she said. "Let-
ous storm," FWC law enforcement director, Col. ting some air out of trailer tires, blocking wheels
Julie Jones said. "Boat owners have a duty to and adding water to the boat will add weight and
take reasonable precautions to secure their vessels help keep the boat in place."
and to prevent property damage that could result More information and links to U.S. Coast
from boats breaking away from their mooring sta- Gi:iud and BoatUS Web sites are a% ailable online
'tions amid high winds and rough waters." at MvFgC.,'o ri ' n ....

Of the few other folks who were out on the flats this week, according to the
marina, most were catching short trout or anything else, sharks, lizardfish, lady-
fish, blues, catfish and other "trash" fish on Berkley Gulp and cut bait, both with
and x without a Cajun.
The Woods "N Water team .fished on Billy's Team Triple Fish 29 ft. Triton
and three of us managed to bring in eight red snapper to seven pounds, four
grouper, nine triggerfish, seven porgies to three-and-a-half pounds, a lane snap-
per and two mangos. We fished with 40-pound outfits with Triple Fish 40-pound
camo Perlon and Triple Fish fluorocarbon leaders to catch our snapper and trig-
gers. We caught the grouper on 100-pound test Triple Fish leaders on 60-pound
Perlon line. We are making some long runs. 40-plus miles out: but if you can't
manage those distances. 1 \I would sa\ to tr\ for grouper, in sa\. 45 ft. of \ after. ith
squid . . . of course!

FWC To Conduct "Bonus" Drawing

For Recreational Use Permits

A "bonu," drain, ing for recreational use
pernuts for Gulf Hammock. Grove Park, Relay
and Fort McCoy w wildlife management areas
will be conducted Thtrsday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.
(EDT) by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Com-
mission (FWC):
The areas sold out during the first da\ per-
mits were available July 11, \ while the FWC's
license vendor experienced computer problems
that internunently blocked permit sales for
about an hour.
The FWC will issue an additional 45 per-
mits for Gulf Hammock ($275 each), 20 per-
mits for Grove Park ($325 each), 30 permits for
Relay ($275 each) and 15 permits for Fort Mc-
Coy ($200 each). These bonus permits will be
valid through May 31, 2007, and are not re-
newable. Persons who previously received a
permit in the earlier drawing are not permitted
to participate in the bonus drawing.
A recreational use permit allows the permit
holder and one dependent child (under age 17)
to hunt, fish and use the property for other
recreational activities. With the exception of
huntingthe permit holder's '.pouse and other

dependent children can fish and use the proper-
ty' for recreational purposes.
Recreational Use Permit Worksheets can
be downloaded from MyFWC. com/hunting un-
der "Limited Entry Hunts" and are available at
FWC regional offices and tax collectors' of-
fices within close proximity to the specific
Hunters may apply online at www.wildlife-
license.comrn or any license agent or tax collec-
tor's office beginning Thursda\. Sept. 14 at 10
a.m. (EDT). Permits \ill be issued on a first-
come, first-served basis.
Hunters may only apply for and receive
one recreational use permit for the same area.
Applications are no longer accepted b3 mail.
All applicants are included in the antlerless
deer permit drawing, if those permits are ap-
proved for the particular area.
'Successful applicants who apply at tax col-
lectors'. offices or license agents will receive
their recreational use permit from the sales
clerk once it is paid for. Successful hunters
who apply online using, a credit card % ill be
mailed their permit- within se en to 10 days.

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Fishermen, Hunters Face Enhanced Penalties

M1 Hunters and
fishermenv who re-
/ peatedly violate
4 Florinda's fish and
'wildlife laws may
find themselves
becomni,- couch pota-
toes under a new law.
The change increas-
e: penalutes for repeatedly vio-
Laing oIllt aer o tireshwater
fishing and Ihinting lamws. The law
also increase tile penalty\ tor hunt-
ing or fishing i t h a suspended or re-
l. kcd license, making 1it a criminal
often-c. increasing the fine and
adding jail time and suspension of
the license.
"The Florida Fi'h and
\\ Wildlife Consen nation Conirnission
iF\\C i belie, es thi, new\ legislation
%, ill ser ,e as an additional deterrent
to those . hi-' violatee '. ildlile laws,"
.aid Capt. C(urii, Bro: n i t the FWC
Doi-sion ot La\ Entlorcement. "As
O'iir population coritirnuei to grow,
these ne' la'. , v.ill help protect
Fl iiida' t, li .nd v. ildlif' for gener-
:.tions t'' comic.'"
The enhanced penalties resulted
1 from a joint effort h\ Florida's
outdoor spo t.i.ian \i ho said

people must begin to police themselves to preserve the state's
hunting and fishing heritage, Brown said.
"They should be truly commended for their work and sup-
port of this effort," he said. Some of the major supporters of the
legislation included the Allied Sportsmen's Association, Florida
Wildlife Federation, National Wild Turkey Federation, National
Rifle Association,. International Hunter Education Association,
Quality Deer Management, Association, Everglades Coordinat-
ing Council and Coastal Conservation Association.
The new legislation provides consistency among penalties
for similar saltwater and freshwater fishing and hunting. The
new law classifies violations at four levels and includes in-
creased penalties at each level for repeat violators. They are:
Level 1: Noncriminal violations which do not directly im-
pact natural resources, such as hunting or fishing without a li-
cense, deer hunting without an orange vest and violations of
wildlife management area rules.
First and subsequent convictions result in a $50 fine plus
court costs, unless the person was convicted of having no li-
cense. In that case, he would have to pay the cost of a license,
too. Any subsequent violations of having no license would re-
sult in a mandatory $100 fine plus the cost of a license.
Level 2: Criminal infractions that directly impact resources,
such as exceeding bag limits, fishing or hunting during closed
seasons, violating artificial reef requirements and illegally feed-
ing wildlife.
First conviction, a second-degree misdemeanor, results in a
fine of up to $500 fine and 60 days in jail. Second conviction -
within Level 2 and within three years - first-degree misde-
meanor with penalties of a mandatory minimum fine of $250
fine and up to a year in jail.
Third conviction - within five years and Level 2 or higher
- first-degree misdemeanor charge with a mandatory $500
fine, a year in jail and a mandatory one-year suspension of all

FWC recreational licenses and permits.
Fourth and subsequent convictions - within 10 years of
Level 2 or higher - same penalties as a second and third con-
viction, but adds a minimum mandatory fine of $750 and a
three-year suspension of all FWC recreational licenses and per-
Level 3: Criminal violations-of fish and wildlife laws that
directly impact resources. These are considered more serious vi-
olations than in Level 2, such as possession of commercial
quantities of freshwater game fish, taking deer or turkey during
a closed season or with use of a gun and light at night, posses-
sion of three fish in excess of daily bag limit of trout, snook or
redfish, taking 1,000 pounds-plus of illegal finfish or 100-plus
lobsters, stones crabs or blue crabs.
First conviction, a first-degree misdemeanor, results in a
fine of up to $1,000 and up to a year in jail. Second conviction
- within 10 years and within Level 3 or higher - results in a
first-degree misdemeanor and up to a year in jail with a $750
minimum mandatory fine and mandatory three-year suspension
of all FWC recreational licenses and permits.
Level 4: The most serious criminal fish and wildlife viola-
tions that directly impact natural resources, includes possession
of a counterfeit license, molestation or theft of freshwater fish-
ing gear or lobster, stone or blue crab traps, lines or buoys, or il-
legal sale of deer, turkey or marine fish that are illegally har-
First and subsequent convictions - third-degree felony - up
to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail. Hunting or fishing with a
suspended or revoked license is a first-degree misdemeanor, up
from a noncriminal infraction which carried only a $50 fine,
court costs and the cost of the license. Anyone convicted of vi-
olating the law now will face a mandatory $1,000 fine and 5-
year suspension of all FWC recreational licenses, and could be
sentenced up to a year in jail.

Friday, September 1, 2006


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Friday, September 1, 2006

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Outreach Coordinator
position available at professional
training center in Monticello. Must
have excellent written, verbal, or-
ganizational, computer and people
skills. BA/BS required. Responsi-:
ble for development and coordina-
tion of uonimunitu and business
outreach, public relations,' volun-
teer recruitment, event planning,
and fund raising. Must be able to
work independent'. exercise good
judgment, and be muhltask and de-
tail orientated. Job description and
application online at
\%\ w.nfcc edu Send application
and resume to NFCC ,Human Re-
sources, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, FL ,32340. Applica-
tion deadline I'$'O). EOE
Help Wanted: Eir.n thltiland,
booking travel. Make money when
other agents book travel. Contact
Tywanna Arnold, 147 SW Owen-
dale Ave. Greenville, FL 32331.

Kountry Kitchen
Now Hiring
Full-Time Servers
(850) 971-0024

Teachers Needed
Full-Time & Part-Time
Early Head Start Teachers w/ CDA
and two years experience teaching
in early childhood setting preferred,
please call Kids Incorporated at
414--9S00 ext 110
Adolescent male residential
program now accepting applica-
tions for the following. Experi-
ence with juvenile, therapeutic
programs and management of
youth preferred. Welding In-
structor - three years experience
in field and a high school diploma
or GED is required.
Quality Improvement Coordina-

tor bachelor's degree required;
strong background in program
evaluation, organizational skills.
and s\; Nter .iri ,l\al[ si .. .
7 Counselor i-ndvtii'uwith ,on .
clinical skills, documentation abili-
ty needed., BA/BS preferred. Pro-
vide group, individual and family
counseling sessions for committed
Therapeutic Assistant - Diplo-
ma/GED required. . Must manage
adolescent, delinquent population.
Shift work. Counseling back-
ground a plus, integrity a must.
Licensed Practical Nurse Regis-
tered Nurse
Reply to:
Greenville Hills Academy
742 SW Greenville Hills Road
Greenville, Florida 32331
Fax 850/948-1330

Managers &
Assistant Managers
The time is now! The place is Fast
Track Foods. Fast growing conve-
nience store group is now accepting
applications for the Madison and
Greenville area. Must be depend-
able, honest, able to work flexible
hours. We offer competitive salary,
weekly pay, bonus, incentives, fun,
paid holidays and vacations and
much more. Don't miss this oppor-
tunity to join in our growth. Fax,
call or send resume to:
Fast Track Foods
Attn: Ray
3715 NW 97th Blvd, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32606
Fax (352) 333-1161
Phone (352) 333-3011 Ext 41
Help Wanted: Get paid for refer-
ring people 18 or older that want a
Major Bank credit card. You get
paid a percentage of all their pur-
chases. Send name and phone num-
ber to: Tywana Arnold, 147 SW
Owendale Ave. Greenville, FL.

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I Hospitality) Care Center, a N-lid ikjllkd nursing MLcihv in rhomasvile. GA,
i i..oldng fr Ian ,.utsuanding indridail tu fill dthe folk wing po -,in..n

You will be responsible for the planning and directing of operations, and
conducting daily audits of safety, sanitation and quality.
Candidates must have 2 years' exp. 6t equivalent education and experience.
Must be proficient in MS Office, have strong written and verbal communication
skdil and the ability to lead with high expectations.
We offer an outstanding salmy and benefits package.
Interested applicants, please apply in person or contact the facilly at-

Hospitality Care Center
930 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31"92
Tel: -1229' 22 -922
Fax: (229i-oo. .�.'M"'A a

LUBE TECHNICIAN -- This job requires
basic mechanical knowledge plus a set of basic
hand tools. Training supplied, quick advance-
melnt to L inc Teclhnician. 1Must ha6 e an outgo-
ing personality and great customer skills. Job
pays a healthy salary plus sales bonuses.

experience is a plus. Must; have previous Ford
or other brand experience. Great pay plan.

Timberland Ford
is a Drug Free Workplace,
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please call 850-584-6178 Ext. 102 for
your appointment for interview.

Suane umSes

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 follows the signs.


You must check with us prior to
bringing in an animal. A drop-off do-
nation is required for any animal
brought to the shelter. Our Hours:
Tues. to Sat. 10:00 to 2:00 or by ap-
pointment. Visit our website and see
the animals that need a really good
home .at www.geocities.com/Suwan-
neehs or e-mail us at suwanneeval-

Lost or Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet or found one,
the, humane society will help you find
your pet. Call us at (850) 971-9904 or
toll free at 1-866-236-7812. Leave a
message if we are closed, we will re-
turn your call. Remember to always
call your local animal controls or shel-
ters 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
GOOD CONDITION; otherwise we
cannot sell them. THANKS. Please
feel free to stop in and look around at
the ideas we have in the Thrift Shop for
you to buy.
Newspapers and Aluminum 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.


2936 - Ms. Wiggles, A Sharpei / lab
mix. She is 10 months old and is a
brown medium size clog. A very nice
clog to have.
3003 - Buck is a Pointer / mix, he
chocolate and white. Has been
neutered and is 4 years old. He would
love to have a home. He is medium
size and with short hair.
2979 - Sarah is a Lab mix and is 10

months old. She is housebroken,-g6od
with kids and other animals. She is red
coloring and'has been spayed. She is
ready to go I.-'mr ., i; .' .:.u Come in
and see her a ..l aill t[l-h. [ ;
2916 - Possum a 1._ old Ch... mr.
White and tan spayed female: She is
very friendly, and sweet.
3065 - Gigi A Terrier / mix, tan and
white spayed 7 morinth old. She is very
good with children and other animals.

3056 - Rascal is an orange tabby. He is
2 years old and has been neutered. He
is a people cat.
3049- Smokey is a gray tabby, he is 1
_ years old. Would love to go home
with you.
3008 -Prissy is a spayed black cat. She
is 3 _ months old and is still very play-'
2998 - Jenny is 4 months old and is
an orange tabby with 4 white feet. This
is a very pretty.kitten.
We have kittens too: So come in and
look around, I am sure you will find
what you are looking for. We are now
doing 4 in 1 cat boosters on all cats
here at the humane society.
We always need people to hold, pet,.
love and walk animals so if you can't
adopt you can always help in many
othet ways.
We have many more kittens and cats
that are spayed or neutered, wormed,
feline leukemia tested, rabies shots.
The Suwannee Valley Humane Society
Depends on adoptions for AVAIL-
ARE $50.00, which INCLUDES
spay/neuter, rabies, boosters, and de-
worming, feline luk. /heartworm test-

FOUND: A Yellow /Lab was found
around the Live Oak 51- Jiffy Store.
He is yellow and red color and was
wearing an electric fence collar. If he is
yours please call Tanya Wilson at 386
- 658-2429. Thank you very much.
LOST: A male Jack Russell mix, he is
white with black and brown spots. His
name is Pepper and was lost in the
Jasper - Jennings area. He has been
neutered and weigh about 7 - 10
pounds. Please call Victoria Brown at
LOST: A Siamese - long hair seal
point, female spayed. Lost in the
Suwannee Springs area. Is very timed.
Please call Robbie at 386 - 362 - 7278.
Would love to have their cat back
LOST: 2.Shepards I male Black and
Gary with silver socks, about 80 lbs.
Answers to SMOKEY. The Female is
Black and Tan with tan socks. Both
dogs are in good condition and are
docile. Were lost on River Ridge Way
in LEE, FLA. If found please call
Dwane Johnson at DAY: 727-534-1132
and Evenings at 850 -971-0063.

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The regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Madison, Florida will be held
Tuesday, September 12,2006 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
The first public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2006-2007 budget will also be held at the meet-
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.



The Greenville Town Council will hold a public meeting on Monday, September 11, 2006
at 5:15 P.M. at Town Hall, 154 SW Old Mission Atenue. Greentille. Florida for the sole
purpose of receiving public input on a possible Florida Recreation Deselopmenm Assis
tance Program (FRDAP) grant application for enhancements to Hayes Park. Proposed
improvements include new picnic shelters and tables, new children's pla ground. public
restrooms, fishing pier renovations, and other related improvements.
The public is encouraged to attend and provide input into this proposed outdoor recre-
ation project.
For further information, please contact Ms. Cindy Hutto,.Town Clerk, at 850/948-2251.
911, 9/6


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH. the holder of the followingg
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The e'rrtific.ae
number and year of issuance, the dtscriplion of property . and name in uhich it is as-
sessed is as follows:
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #02-2NN-09-5176-003-000
BEG AT NE COR OF SW 1/4, RUN W 316', N'654', TO POB
BK 349 PC 198

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according to the la". th propcrtr drrcnbed in such certificate
will be sold to the highest bidder at th% WEST FRONT DOOR at the Madison County
Courthouse on the 26th dao of SEPT. 21il6,. at 11:00 am.
Dated this 21st day of ALiUGST. 2006.


By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk


mpniclpal corporation.
109 el Rufledge Street
Madison, Florida 32340-2498

CASE NO.2006-267-CA


2525 N.W. 47" Street
Miami, Florida 33142;
1337 29' South,
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33712;
1337 29' South,
St. Petersburg, FL 33712;
unknown tenants; and other unknown
parties In possession, Including the unknown spouse of any
person in possession of the property, and If a named
Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants,

17700 NW 19" Avenue
Miami, Florida 33056
2525'N.W, 4t Street
Miami, Florida 33142
1337 29" South.
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33712
1337 29" South
St. Petersburg Fl. 33712
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a lien on the
following property in Madison County, Florida:
Lot 12 and 15, Block 4, in Subdivision known as J.L. and W.L. Tooke
Subdivision Town of Madison, Florida.
PARCEL ID# 00-00-00-4639-000-000
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Clay A. Schnitker, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address Is Post Office Drawer 652,
Madison, Florida 32341, within 30 days after the first publication of-this Notice of Action
(which is August 25, 2006), and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated August 22,2006.
BY:/s/ Ramona Dickinson
3/25. 9/1 Deputy Clerk


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposed Ordinance No. 2006-11, bearing title as fol-
lows, will be considered Tuesday, September .12, 2006'at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Madison,

A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection at Cit Hall, Madi-
son, Florida during regular business hours. At the meeting, all interested parties may ap-
pear to be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If a person decides to appeal
an\ decision made b3 the Cit}. the person ma. need to ensure that a er'batim record of
the proceedings i made, including testimony and evidence upon Awhich th. appeal is to1
be based.
RB: ISt Lee Anne Hall
City Clerk
9/1' . - "

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the intention of the Town Council of the Town of Lee,
Florida. pursuant to Sectiin 166.t141. Florida Sinautes. to c,,nsider the adoiptin of a pil.
postd ordinance at the regular meeting ol said Toun Council to be held on. September 5,1
2006 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, the title to which is as follows:

Ordinance 2006-04
The ordinance till be etlecsle upon adoption.

Theproposed ordinance ma) be inspected bh the public at the Toun Hall. 286 N.E. C)un-
t\ Road 255. Lee. Florida. All inic-r(i.ed persons ma3 appear at the .aid meeting to be
held on September 5. 211106 at 7 p.m. and he heard smith respect to the proposed Ordi-:
ANJ PERSON tho decided to appeal ans decision made b) the Toun Council inh re :
spectto any matter con4idervd at such meeting "ill need a r-eord if the proceedings. and
that, for such purpo-,, he or he ma, need tew insure lhai a %erbatim record of the pro.
ceedings is made, slhich rrc..rd includes the testimon) and e'ide-nce upon 'which the ap-
peal is to be based.

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IN RE: The Estate of
Deceased. Case No.: 2006-68-CP
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of MILDRED F.
MOORE, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is the Madison County Clerk of Court, Post Office Box 237
-Madison, Florida 32341. The names and addresses of the Personal Representatives and the
Personal Representatives' attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE
to file with the clerk of the above styled court a written statement of any claim or demand they
may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and
address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet
due, the date .hen it ill become du ..hall bi sta.id. If ihe elaim ; onitingeni or unliquidated.
ihe nature oft Lh uncirtaints hill be ulled II the ilaim i. 4 eured. the si uralis hall bE
dE ribed. Tne claimant hall delin r iutfficint , opie.i f the Clim hu the tlerk to enibLhk thhe rk
to mad one III cop) to thh ptronal ripretnute
All pr[.rn.b intprrtid in the eUtac i hu.bom a .p1 ofl hii Ntiice .,ir ., dmirnitraeon h bren
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to file any objections they may have that challenge
the qualifications of the personal representative, of the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
Date of the firft publicaticIn Af this Nneit of AdminitLrad.ti . Sepitmber 1, 2006.
Car) A. Hard.y, II
Madison, Florida 32141 Personal Representative Pr s.nal Rpresimantii'
TIlephone. 1850Oi 73--40)7 1168 N LAKESHORE DR 1108 SE ROBIN.WOOD DR
Facsimile: (850) 973-8495 VALDOSTA GA 31605 MADISON FL 32340
Florida Bar No.: 133856
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NOTICE IS IFEREBI G(i EN that an ordinance., which title hereinafter appears, cill be
considered lor enacrmmen'b i the Cit) Lommis,..n iof Ci) ofil Madison. Flurida. at pubhll
, a hearing on September 12. 211116 at 5:311 p.m.. or as soon therealtr as the maliter can be
heard, in the Cirs Commis.ion Meneting Room. Cit) Hall located at 321Southwest Rut-
ledge Stree. Aladron. Florida. Copie, o. .aid ordinance ma) be inpe"did b\ anm anini-
ber of the public al the Office of the Citn Clerk, Cit3 Hall loealid at 321 SSoulh"Ft Rut-
ledge Strcei. Mladisnn. Florida. On the date. time and place first abioe menlii,,nd. all n-
tere ted persons ma) appear and be heard itih respect t, the ordinance .
' ORDIN NCE NO. 21106-12

The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party
shall be advised that the date, time and place of ,an% ci.ninuation of Ihe public hearing
shall be announced during the public hearing and that no lurther nonce concerning the
matter will be published.

All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the public
heartnn, thts uill need a record ..t Int proceedings and. for such purpic. lithey may need
to ensure that a %erbatim record of ihe proceedings is made. which record includes the
testimon} and e'%dence upon uihichl he appeal i- be bt based.


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Say "I Do" To Home Byi ng

Getting married marks a huge mile- transition into how to finance a home-pur- you'll also have to consider saving for For tips regarding credit and the
tone for many people who have spent chase. unexpected home repairs and mainte- home-buying process you can log on to
ears dreaming about being a husband or As you discuss finances and buying a nance. Lenders generally like to see three www.gmacmortgage.com. The online
'ife. Another major milestone that often home, it's necessary to understand what to six months of living expenses in resource center offers a detailed section
allows marriage is the first "big" pur- goals are important to you and your part- reserve, in addition to funds that will be regarding your credit and an A-Z buying
chase, which is typically buying a home. ner. Draft a budget to map out where used for a downpayment and closing guide.

Buying a home is a great way to start
married life together. Achieving the
American dream of homeownership
together is a great accomplishment. It's
exciting for newlyweds as they make the
house their own by decorating and fixing
it up,
More importantly, purchasing a home
is one of the best investments newlyweds
can make. It provides couples with the
opportunity to build a secure financial
future by building equity in a home. As
newlyweds, your combined incomes offer
a special opportunity to build savings that
enhance your ability to buy a home.
Begin the process of buying a home
by discussing finances. It's best to get in
the habit of talking about finances regular-
ly, as it's often a challenge for couples and
is regularly cited as a leading cause in
many divorces. Since you're already dis-
cussing wedding expenses, you can easily

you'd like to be in a year, five years, ten
years. It's not even too early to start think-
ing about retirement. Review your plan
regularly, possibly with a financial plan-
ner, and update it as necessary. Start think-
ing about how much you can spend on a
home. A mortgage qualifier calculator is
available at www.gmacmortgage.com.
You can also speak to a bilingual loan offi-
cer by calling (888)330-4622, who can
provide information directly and help
determine what you can afford and how
much you'll need to save.
Make sure your budget is realistic to
live by and allows for you and your part--
ner to save for a rainy day as well as
retirement. When preparing to buy a
home, it's -always best to be prepared to
make some sort of downpayment, which
may vary depending on the home you buy
and the type of financing for which you
qualify. In addition to a downpayment,

One of the first places to look for pos-
sible savings is the little things you buy
every day. For example, giving up your
daily $3 cappuccino can easily save you
and your spouse $2,190 in a year. It's also
. somewhat scary how many other small
purchases such as CDs, video games, eat-
ing out, and going out to movies can add
up. But they do. Try to put off making
other big purchases, which may require
financing, until after the home purchase,
as those purchases may affect your ability
to obtain the best mortgage rate terms.
In addition to saving money, you'll
want to review your credit score, which
helps to determine the interest rate on your
mortgage. Lenders assess your ability to
repay your loan by reviewing your credit
history. A credit score of at least 700 is an
indication of good credit, which will allow
you to secure a competitive interest rate.

Consult a Mortgage Institution
Reputable mortgage institutions can
help you understand the different products
and loan options available to newlyweds
purchasing their first home together. A
mortgage lender can provide you with the
key to buying a home, a pre-approval let-
ter. Once you have the pre-approval letter,
you'll know the price range of homes you
can consider, whether it's a three-bedroom
home in the suburbs or a trendy loft in the
Remember: a wedding is just one day,
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Keep Your House Cool During The Dog Days Of Summer

It's not easy keeping a house cool dur-
ing the long, hot, dog-days of summer, but
according to interior design experts at The
Art Institutes, there are steps you can take
to not only make your house cooler, but
also more environmentally-friendly, ener-
gy-efficient and enjoyable to be in.
Start with windows. Even in the sum-
mer, homeowners want to experience the
long days of daylight the warmer months
bring, but old or inexpensive windows can
make a house hot by allowing heat to
transfer into rooms.
Mishelle Lewis of the interior design
faculty at The Art Institute of Atlanta
explains, "If you want your home to be
cooler in the summer, and warmer in the
winter, good quality vinyl or wood win-
dows can make a significant impact on
your home's energy efficiency." Look for
windows that use low e-glazing on the
glass, she says, which cuts down on UV's
and heat transferring from the outside.
Consider horizontal blinds or shutters
on both interior and exterior windows,
says Christopher Priest, academic director
of interior design at The Art Institute
International Minnesota. "When using

blinds or shutters, position them so the
sunlight is directed upwards towards the
ceiling. This imitates the effect of a sky-
light by providing indirect, natural light
indoors with little impact on cooling
cost," he says.
Wood blinds and
shutters make the
best choice
because metal
blinds can actually
conduct heat into
a room.
Fans are
another popular
way to cool a
home when air
conditioning is not
an option.
According to
William B.
Lanigan, chair of
the interior design department at The Art
Institute of Houston, "Fans are a cost
effective and efficient way to cool the
house. Heat rises so fans help disperse the
heat and circulate air. It's all about air cir-
culation when you are trying to beat the

heat in the summer."
Don't forget lighting. Lewis recom-
mends minimizing overhead lighting. "If
you- are reading or doing a task, use a lamp
instead of turning on an overhead light,"
she says. Every
time you turn on
,, -an overhead light,
"You not only
burn energy
� through the light
S .'~ source but the
incandescent light
bulbs produce
heat that your AC
must now work
harder to cool."
Lewis also likes
compact fluores-
- �' cent lighting
. which has "come
a long way."
Daylight bulbs are bright and white, but
there are also soft tones which are closer
to the standard incandescent light bulb.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs use less
energy and produce less heat.
As for fabric and colors, Jerry Van

Slambrouck, an instructor in the Interior
Design department at The Art Institute of
California - San Francisco, subscribes to
the British tradition of using light colored
fabric slip covers over furniture in the
summer. "This is true for floor coverings
as well," says Van Slambrouck. "Wool,
oriental carpets are rolled up in the sum-
mer and light colored sisal area rugs
replace them."
This follows the basic principle that
dark colors absorb and hold heat while
light colors reflect heat. Van Slambrouck
uses this approach for interiors he designs
today as well. "I recently designed the
interior of a Victorian Napa ranch house,
using dark, plush Oriental rugs on the
floors and darker colored mohair and wool
upholstery fabrics for the seating. I also
had sisal area rugs made in the same sizes
as the Oriental rugs and white muslin slip
covers for the furniture for summer."
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Tips For Saving On Energy Costs Year-Round
According to a USA Today/Gallup simple foam gaskets help seal the holes cre-
Poll, the price of gas is creating financial ated when the-outlets and light switches are
hardship for 58 percent of Americans. built into homes.
Saving energy also saves money. By Programmable Thermostat-
using energy-efficient products, the aver- Programmable thermostats that have
age household can save up to $400 per year earned the ENERGY STAR help you save
on utility bills. money and keep your home
The American Council comfortable by automatical-
for an Energy-Efficient ly adjusting your tempera-
Economy estimates that if ture settings while you are
each of us increases the ener- f asleep or away, saving you
gy-efficiency in our major about $100 per year.
appliances by 10 - 30 per- Ceiling Fans
cent, we will release the . . . . . In the winter, you can
demand for electricity by the save up to 10% on heating
equivalent of 25 large power costs by reclaiming the hot
plants. To save on heating air trapped near your ceiling
Weatherizers costs in winter- by running the fan in reverse.
The gaps around the win- reclaim the hot air Save over $125 annually
dows and doors in an average trapped near your ceil- by following these three sim-
American house are the ing by running ceiling ple steps:
equivalent of a 3 foot by 3 fans in reverse. Replace 3 old style light
foot hole in the wall. Caulk bulbs with modem fluores-

and weather-strip to seal off these air leaks.
Stopping air leaks in a home can save as
much as 40 percent on your home's heating
and cooling costs.
Electric outlets-Install foam gaskets
behind all the light switches and electrical
outlet covers, even interior walls. These

cent twisters.
Set your heat at 68 in winter and your
AC at 78 in summer.
Unplug 3 appliances-o, r switch off a
power strip full of plugs-when not in use.
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Renting vs. Owning: Building
Equity and Tax Advantages

For many Americans, owning a home is
the cornerstone of their financial wealth.
Building equity in a home, combined with
tax advantages offered by both federal and
state governments, has driven home owner-
ship to record levels. Currently, according to
the U.S. Census Bureau, 68.7 percent of
American households have chosen home
ownership over renting for these, as well as
other reasons.
Buying a home is not as complicated as
it may seem. As with any large investment,
it's important to thoroughly understand the
purchasing process and the obligations asso-
ciated with taking out a mortgage. Over the
years, reputable mortgage institutions, such
as GMAC Mortgage, have made the home
buying process simple and easy to manage
for potential homebuyers, especially first-
time buyers.
One of the key steps in determining
whether you should become a homeowner
versus a home renter, is understanding how
the amount you dedicate each month to pay-
ing for shelter could better serve you through
the building of equity.
For example, let's look at a renter with a
monthly rent payment of $600. Over five
years, that person will have spent $36,000 on
rent. In 10 years, that number rises to

$72,000. That's a large amount paid with no
equity in return.
Now, if this same amount were applied
to paying a mortgage, a portion of each
month's payment would go toward paying
down the principle (the price at which you.
purchased the home less a down payment),
which would allow you to build ownership in
the property. In addition, the interest that you
pay each month, as well as any property
taxes, may be deductible on your federal
income taxes - a tax advantage not available
to renters (check with.a local tax advisor or
your local Internal Revenue Service office).
On the flip side, probably the most
important advantage of renting is the flexi-
bility it offers in terms of moving. The mort-
gage industry understands this concern and
has created numerous financing products that
allow a homeowner to better manage his or
her cash flow as it relates to anticipated
changes, such as moving to a larger home,
relocation, or other financial pressures.
Historically speaking, interest rates
remain at their lowest levels in years. If
you've ever thought about owning a piece of
the American Dream, contact a mortgage
professional to learn more about mortgages
and to better understand the advantages of
owning versus renting.

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10 Commandments of Carpet Care

1. Vacuum frequently and thoroughly.
Most of the wear of carpeting is caused by
dirt. Oily soils attract more oily soil and
frequent vacuuming will reduce soil
2. Get at stains quickly, 99% of all
stains can be removed by one cleaning
agent or another if they are cleaned in the
first few days. The longer a stain chemical-
ly reacts with the carpet the harder it will
be to remove it.
3. Test carpet before scrubbing,
extracting or spotting. All carpets are dif-
ferent. Some carpets are very sensitive to
acid type cleaners and will lose their color
quickly. Other carpet dyes are sensitive to
harsh alkalis.
4. Use appropriate spotters starting
with the mildest. Do not use harsh spotting
agents unless absolutely necessary and
always neutralize high alkaline or high acid
cleaners after use.
5. Never dig or brush spots. The prop-
er procedure is to scrape the spot towards
the middle and then tamp the spot into the
white towel or cloth using a brush or other
tamping devices. A meat tenderizer makes
a great tamping tool.
6. Do not overuse detergents, sham-

poos or spotters. Too much detergent will
result in residue left in the carpet that even
thorough vacuuming may not remove.
7. Do not overwet carpet. Our carpet
detergents are chemically active enough so
they do not need a tremendous amount of
wetting. Over-wetting can cause brownout,
carpet shrinkage, adhesion problems and
all other kinds of nightmares.
8. Extract residue if possible. Rotary
scrubbing will clean the carpet fibers the
best by encapsulating dirt and detergent
residue, which powders off the carpet.
Periodic extraction will flush out this dirt
and other organisms deep in the carpet.
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After scrubbing or extracting a dirty carpet,
if you are not satisfied with the results, do
not apply a coat of carpet protector as this
will result in "gluing in the dirt" making it
harder to remove it the next time. Either re-
scrub or extract the carpet or leave the car-
pet until the next cleaning cycle before you
10. Vacuum frequently and thoroughly.
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Rising Mortgage Interest Rates

Many Americans are asking themselves

time homebuyers should think about factors

what they should be doing in the wake of such as how long they anticipate living in
rising, and sometimes, fluctuating mortgage their first home, the need for additional
rates. It's an important question because for space as their family grows, career and
many Americans their home equity repre- salary growth, and property values of near-
sents the cornerstone of their personal by homes.
wealth. Taking control over your mortgage Existing Homeowners
and clearly understanding what you can and Rising interest rates present existing
cannot do is essential, say mortgage experts, homeowners other issues. If you originally
whether you're a first-time homebuy- financed your home with an adjustable
er, or you've bought and * rate miorgage, now may be a ..ood
sold a handful of homes in - . _, time to consider re'imiarnc-
your lifetime. . ---.. a.ing it with a fixed rare-
Taking control f - . loan, particularI\ if
your home equity . your adjusted mr-onith
means not allowing , ' payment will exceeu
interest rates to push Y what you could pte-
you into making a hat a tially pay with a fixed-
decision," says Jim Femier. '- rate loan, based on ',,1tu
an executive vice preieie n credit qualifications.. Using a
with GMAC Mortgage. tool such as an ARM vs. fixed .
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breath, contact your /'' v macmortgage.com, can
mortgage professional. h , elp homeowners better under-p
and carefully explore ', stad heir options. '
your options. In addi- ' For other homnieo". ners
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the assistance of a '. .. _. et, I di lemmas to Bab\ Bo..iner �
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Ferriter, the two most critical elements to with mortgage accelerate
purchasing a home are becoming pre- extra payment to the p]
approved, and in a rising interest rate envi- homeowners are able to ta
ronment, securing a favorable interest rate. over their personal finance
In today's real estate market, sellers are themselves to make smarte
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a buyer has been approved for financing, cial planner, another tool th;
especially first-time homebuyers. ing homeowners better u
For many first-time homebuyers, the options is SmartWatch, a
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product that fits their monthly budget. Even information about various
though interest rates have been rising over their home equity for sucl
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ue to remain at historically all-time lows. or other major purchases. 5
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ers, typically those in their late 20s or early ers when market conditions
30s, should look at the big picture in deter- may be a "smart" time to c
mining how to finance their homes. For ing. It also can assess-if a c
some first-time homebuyers, it make more makes sense or, to better un
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your estate is perfectly
in . order, right?
Too often the draft- :"
ing of legal documents
is confused with devel-
oping an estate plan. .
Sure, legal documents
are part of an estate
plan, but they are not
"the" estate plan. You need to make sure
that you have everything in one spot. If
not, you could cause yourself some real
problems. That's why 98% of all estate
plans fall short. That's why you have
debacles like the Terry Schiavo case and the
Ted Williams dispute. In order to make
sure that these sort of things don't happen to
you, you have to have a plan. Most people
plan out What should happen in the event of
their deaths. What if you are disabled or
mentally incapacitated? Effective estate
plans must be drafted in order to account
for these kinds of contingencies.
If you wish to have an effective estate
plan, you must answer four extremely criti-
cal questions:
1. What documents do I need?
You need a will, durable power of
attorney, and health care proxy.
Additionally, you need an original marriage
certificate, military discharge paperwork,
health and life insurance information, bene-
ficiary designation forms, deeds, and
appraisals. Another necessity you need to
have is a listing of important contacts with
telephone numbers.
2. How will my beneficiaries find
these documents?
We all have our own personal and
unique filing system that has worked well
for us over the years. That's fine. You

should use your own unique filing system,
whateVer works for you. However, you do
need to create a system that "unlocks" your
personal filing system. For example, if
something ever happened to you, how
would your beneficiaries even know you
had a safety deposit box, let alone the loca-
tion of the bank or key?
3. Who should
have access to these
documents and when?
I know that's
S .g.B a^ actually two questions
camouflaged as one.
Remember, these docu-
ments are personal and
. . confidential. Today,
we are all too aware of
the very real threat of
identity theft.
Safeguarding these
documents and making
them available, under
S - " specific circumstances,
.- .... to a select group of
individuals will allow you to protect your
privacy while still preparing an effective
estate plan.
4. Who will best advise my beneficiar-
Your estate plan needs to address not
only your financial assets, but also your
dreams, wishes, and values. You need to
designate that one person who can capture
all these characteristics of your life, some-
one with whom you have shared those most
personal thoughts. At you or your benefi-
ciaries' time of need, who should be that
one call?
Don't confuse proper estate planning
with simply drafting the needed documents
or purchasing an insurance policy or special
investment product. An effective estate
plan can only be accomplished with a well
thought out approach that is designed to
protect your most important information
and guide your heirs. Only then will you
have peace of mind in knowing that you've
done your best for your loved ones and
nothing important will be overlooked.
Mark H. Kaizerman, CPA/PFS, CFP,
ChFC is a financial advisor and author of
the Beneficiary Directory---Your Personal
System to Organize Your Important
Documents and Guide Your Beneficiaries.
For more information, please see

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for the hurricane.

Keith Hargrove
State Farm Select Agent

Here are some ways you can help minimize damage from the storm.
* Board up windows or cover them with protective shutters.
* Move garbage cans, awnings and other large outside objects
indoors or anchor them securely.
* Store or garage vehicles you plan to leave behind.
* Moor boats securely, or, if possible, place inside a building.
* Shut off water, electricity and gas prior to leaving your house if you evacuate.
* Cover the pump filter on your swimming pool.
If you are a State Farm policyholder, and your home or car is damaged by
the hurricane, please:
* Contact your State Farm agent at 973-6641
* Call 1-800-SF CLAIM (1-800-732-5246) to
reach our catastrophe operators; or
* Visit statefarm.com� to initiate a claim online.
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Beat Rising Rates With Nontraditional Mortgage

Shopping for, and financing an afford-
able home has become an increasingly
daunting process in many frenzied mar-
kets. The median national home price now
hovers around $224,000, but prices in hot
areas often soar well above.
To address this dilemma, mortgage
lenders have introduced a new crop of
"affordability" loans, and homebuyers are
turning to them as a means to comfortably
manage their home financing over the long
run. These nontraditional loan products are
designed to create a reasonable monthly
payment and eliminate dreaded rate
increases and "pocketbook shock" from
payment resets.
In fact, according to Opteum Financial
Services, one of the nation's fastest-grow-
ing residential lenders, "affordability"
mortgages-such as fixed-rate interest-only
products, longer-term (40-year) fixed-rate
mortgages and 80-20 loans-are exploding
in demand. A few years ago, fixed-rate
interest-only mortgages barely existed.
According to another financial services
firm, UBS AG, these loans now account
for around 8 percent of all new residential
mortgages taken out in the U.S., and
they're growing each month.

Here are some major trends to watch:
Long-Term, Fixed-Rate
Interest-Only Loans
Interest-only (IO) loans have received
the most headlines in recent years, but as
interest rates creep upward, many con-
sumers-including first-time homebuyers-
are shying away from short-term 10 loans
in favor of longer-term fixed-rate IOs to
avoid upward payment adjustments.
Momentum of 40-year Loans
While 30-year fixed mortgages have
been the "blue-chip" standard, 40-year
fixed-rate balloon loans are now gaining
major popularity. The appeal is that these
loans offer a "happy medium" payment
nearly halfway between an interest-only
loan and a 30-year fixed. The drawback is
its long payback term of 40 years.
The best approach for buyers is to
work with their loan officer to educate
themselves about the variety of product
offerings out there that not only manage
their cash flow but that will also be the best
choice for their personal financial situa-
"Affordability" mortgages, such as
fixed-rate interest-only products, are
exploding in demand.

What You Should Know Before Remodeling Or Building

The free consumer e-newsletter, NAHB
HouseKeys, is now being offered by the
National Association of Home Builders
(NAHB). The newsletter offers advice to
guide consumers through every stage of
homeownership and the home-building
Here are some of the top questions
consumers ask-and the topics you'll read
about in NAHB r-
* How do I
choose a home .
builder? What are
the differences
among high-produc-
tion, semicustom and custom homes? And
which is best for me?
* How do I begin my remodeling proj-
ect? What resources are available to me?
* Where do I get design ideas? What do
the experts say on various home-building
* When is the best time to do seasonal
home-maintenance chores? And what sug-
gestions can you give to help me keep my
house in top form?
* What type of mortgage is right for
me? How are alternative and traditional
mortgages different, and what are the pros

and cons of each?
* Is a modular home right for me?
What are the benefits of modular construc-
* What is new in doors, windows, fire-
places and other home features and ameni-
Also in each issue you'll find columns

by experts such as
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renowned consumer
author Carol Smith
and award-winning,
nationally syndicat-
ed real estate colum-
nist Kenneth R.
With NAHB's

builder members constructing about 80
percent of all new homes each year, who
could be a better resource for all things
related to your home?
Your top questions and issues will be
addressed by those who know best-the
nation's home builders.
Published quarterly, NAHB HouseKeys
is a must-read resource for owners of all
types of homes, from single-family houses
to condos and town houses, as well as for
people who plan to buy a home. For more
information or to sign up for a free. sub-
scription, go to www.nahb.org/housekeys.

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Energy Help For Low-Income Families

The country's higher energy prices
are affecting everyone. but for low-
income households. particularly those
that include the elderly, the disabled, or
children, paying the monthly utility bill
can sometimes be a real challenge. If
sour famnil is typical. . ou spend about
5 percent of sour monthly income on
utility bills. Low-income families.
however. can spend up to 15-20 per-
cent-almost one fifth of their
income-on the monthly, energy bill,
according to Edison Electric Institute.
if you know a family that needs
help with their energy bill, tell them to
contact their electric or gas utility.
The\ have a number of \ways the\ can
help. Utility programs typically can
* E\tending the due dates for pa\-
ing the bill.
* Averaging monthly payments
throughout the \ear to a oid unusually
high bilkl during the � inter or summer
* Arianging for special help for
customers .\ho mna\ hj\e a temporary

cash flow problem.
* Offering help in weatherizing a
* Providing financial assistance
through fuel funds.
Some utilities are e\en offering
energy gift certificates that you can
purchase to 2gie to family members or
Utility assistance for low-incomen
families also include-s ,idocatng for
greater federal assistance for the Low
Income Home Energy Assistance
Program (LIHEAP). Congress created
LIHEAP to help low-income families
pay their energy bills. Today. ho\\e\er,
funding levels for LIHEAP are not
keeping pace with the demand or the
higher prices for energy.
You can help b\ asking \our mem-
bers ot Congress to support full fund-
ing of LIHEAP. A ne\\ Weh site,
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information for you. To learn more
about electric utility energy. assistance
for Io\% -income cuLstolners \ iis
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Homebuyers Benefit From

Tightening Lending Market

Some good news is
knocking at the door of
prospective homeowners
worried about the recent
surge in mortgage rates.
The previously boom-
ing home- loan industry is
undergoing a contraction.
In fact, the Mortgage
Bankers Association pre-
dicts the industry will
shrink by 14 percent in
2006. What's the good
news? That means lenders
are competing harder to win
your business and you can
take advantage.
Beyond discounts and
extended terms, banks are
leveraging their scale to
eliminate many of the costs
that cause confusion and
frustration for homebuyers
at closing. Bank of
America's Floyd Robinson
says his company offers
real savings off closing
costs of up to $2,000.
Robinson says they can
offer this because they cut
internal costs from the
process and are passing
those savings on to cus-
tomers. These funds can be
critical when applied
towards the down payment,
moving fees or new home
Robinson suggests you
follow these tips when
shopping for a mortgage in
this new lending environ-
* Check with your bank
first - banks may reward
your loyalty by offering a
relationship discount.
* Don't pay for fees that
you know other lenders
have eliminated - take
advantage of programs like
the one offered by Bank of
America, which eliminates
the origination, application,
lender closing, appraisal,
flood determination, tax
service, credit report and
courier fees for existing

* Confirm. the savings
are real-make sure . the
lender has truly cut costs
and isn't simply rolling
them into the overall cost of
the loan.
* Focus on the annual
percentage rate (APR) and
not just the interest rate -
the APR is what the loan is
actually going to cost you
and it's a more accurate
comparison of loan offers.
Most of all, remember
to always work with a
lender that you know and

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trust; one that will work
with you to find the-right
loan for your individual
needs and your monthly
budget-now and in the
future. The right lender will
take the gimmicks, guess -
work and surprises out of
closing and help make your
dream home a reality.
Home buying and
mortgage information, tools
and calculators, as well as
home listings in select mar-
kets, are available at
www. bankofamerica. com.


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Hurricane Preparedness More Crucial Than Ever

Properly protecting your home,
whether it's your primary residence or a
vacation home, may be one of the most
important precautions you take this hurri-
cane season.
Following are a few key tips to effec-
tively reduce damage:
Act in advance: ..-.
* Have your home inspected and
assess the potential risk before a hurricane
strikes. Check with your insurance compa-
ny to see if they offer risk management
advisory services, or hire a professional
service to advise you.
* Shutters are a key defense against
wind damage. Be sure that all glass open-
ings and non-glass entry doors are protect-
ed with appro ed shutter, Shutters come
in a variety of styles and costs - work with
a professional to determine the best shutter
for your home.
* Having a back-up generator to run
the air conditioner and dehumidifier in the
event of rain or flood damage is critical in
order to avoid excess moisture that can
lead to future problems with mold on pre-
cious items such as oriental rugs and fine
paintings. A back-up generator is also

helpful if you need to live in your home
after a storm, if you have electric roll-
down shutters or an expensive wine col--
lection that needs to be in a
temperature-controlled set-
* Because pipes often ..
burst during a storm, set
up a water cut-off �s steinm
to automatically shut oft
the water if excess water .
is detected in the home
* Secure all outdoor
items or move them indoor-.
Unsecured outdoor furniture
and other objects become dangerous pro-
jectiles in hurricanes.
* It pays to identify local, dependable
contractors well before a hurricane hits as
reliable contractors are in high demand
and short supply after a major storm.
If your vacation home is in a hurri-
cane zone, and you aren't nearby during
hurricane season:
* Have a trusted friend or reliable paid
caretaker secure your home and ensure
necessary precautions are taken.
* Make sure this person knows critical

factors about your home - where gas and
water shut-off valves are as well as how to
put up your shutters., Also provide your
caretakers with a complete inventory
J of your home's contents, emer-
egeicy contact numbers for
both you and your insurance
aIenLt. and a detailed
schematiic for shutter place-
m en l
* The caretaker should
conduct an inspection of
your home within 24 hours
after a hurricane - so any water
infiltration and other damage can
be properly attended to.
Filing your claim:
If your home is damaged, you'll want
to be prepared so your insurance claim can
be handled quickly and smoothly.
* Work with your insurance agent to
determine the best coverage for you and
understand exactly what your insurance
covers - flood damage and storm surges
are not usually covered by a standard
homeowner's insurance policy.
Fortunately, insurance companies such as
Fireman's Fund now offer optional, pri-

vate coverage solutions for floods that go
beyond what Federal flood insurance covers.
Because tropical storms often drop over a foot
of rain well inland, even homeowners who
live outside of flood zones should look into
flood insurance.
* Videotape the exterior and interior of
the residence and create an inventory docu-
menting all contents and possessions. If this
task seems too daunting, work with a profes-
* If your home has been damaged by a
hurricane or other strong storm, conduct an
inspection within 24 hours or as soon as it is
* Contact your insurance agent immedi-
ately if there has been any damage. If you
can't get through, contact the insurance com-
pany directly. Most have toll-free numbers for
catastrophe situations.
* Rely on your insurance agent as a good
source for finding reliable contractors and
advising you on what a fair price for repairs is.
Caution is key:
The best way to lessen damage from a
hurricane and ensure speedy claims handling
afterwards is to make the effort to prepare
well before a hurricane strikes.


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